Funeral services will be held for Arletta Blankenship, 74, of Chickasha, at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 24, 2013, at Bible Baptist Church, with Reverend Kim Hayes officiating. Arletta Blankenship was born in Ada, Oklahoma, on October 9, 1938, the daughter of J.C. and Ruby Kirk. She passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in Oklahoma City. Arletta grew up in the Ada, Oklahoma area. She graduated from Vanoss High School. She attended college in Ada at East Central University studying education. She married Denial A. Blankenship January of 1962, in Montana.
Virginia Frances Martin Purswell Virginia Frances Martin Purswell, 89, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away peacefully on May 1, 2013. She died with the same courage and grace with which she lived, surrounded by family at her home. The funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Mt. Carmel Christian Church in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Art Stansberry will be officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the funeral from 1:00-3:00 PM at the church. Burial will follow at Westview Cemetery in Atlanta.
Kathleen Barry Parker was born in Tulsa on March 21, 1916 to Charles and Nellie (Ashby) Barry. She passed away peacefully on April 26, 2013.The Barry’s moved to Guthrie in 1919 when Kathleen was 3 years old. She graduated from Guthrie High School where she was an accomplished violinist and greatly enjoyed playing in a violin quartet. She continued her love of music and playing the violin while attending Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha. Kathleen met Paul A. Parker at the First Christian Church in Guthrie. They were married in Pauls Valley on March 24, 1934.
A time of visitation with the family of Mary Phillips will be from 4-5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Anderson-Burris Funeral Home. Mary was born to W.B. and Sarah Henry on Jan. 3, 1927, near Konawa, Okla., and passed away Monday, April 22, 2013, at The Commons in Enid. Mary was the youngest of 12 children. She grew up and graduated from Stratford High School in 1944, and then attended Oklahoma College for Women. Mary married Thomas O'Neal Phillips in 1946. They lived in Oklahoma City, Enid, Texas and Wyoming, returning to Enid in 1983, when T.O. retired from Champlin Petroleum.
Linda Dale Organ, 65, of Chickasha OK, passed away on April 22, 2013. She was born in St. Louis, MO on June 10, 1947 and spent her life moving between Missouri, Ohio and Oklahoma. Linda completed a BA in English with a minor in Art at USAO in 2009. She was married to James Howard Organ of East Prairie, MO in 1968. Linda was a very loving, intelligent, caring, beautiful woman. She was a friend to all who knew her.
Donne Nel Green, 86, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at her home in Muskogee. Born in Lee's Summit, Missouri, on October 5, 1926, she was the daughter of Fred and Jewel Baker. She attended school in Madill and Frederick, Oklahoma, and graduated from Oklahoma College for Women, (OCW) Chickasha, in 1947 with a B. A. in mathematics. Following graduation, she was employed at the Oklahoma State Department of Health in Oklahoma City. She and Dr. James Lanis Green, Jr. were married October 21, 1950, in Oklahoma City.
Mary “Frances” Jones, 70, of Amarillo died Sunday, April 7, 2013. Celebration of life services will be at 2 p.m Thursday in Craig Methodist Retirement Center Chapel in Amarillo. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia St. Frances was born April 20, 1942, in Quanah to Hattie Isaacks Jones and Green Webster Jones. She was raised in Eldorado, Okla., where she graduated as valedictorian from Eldorado High School with numerous academic scholarships.
Mildred Pierce, resident of Ponca City and former resident of Tulsa, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2013, at Via Christi Village. She was 95 years old. The graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, April 5, at Restland Cemetery in Boswell. Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home and Crematory. Mildred was born on Sept. 28, 1917, to the late George Turner and Lola Slinkard in Bokchito. She graduated from Ardmore High School in 1930, and attended the Oklahoma College of Women and majored in elementary education. Mildred was married to Clark P.
Millie Anna Thurman Nidell was born November 22, 1926 in Roosevelt, Oklahoma the daughter of George Earl and Laura Bell (Hall) Thurman. She completed this life on March 6, 2013 in Oklahoma City's Lackey Manor at the age of 86. Millie attended Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, Oklahoma before completing a Master's degree in Education at Central State University in Edmond. She was a school teacher in the Oklahoma City Public Schools prior to moving to Lake Eufaula where she lived for almost forty years. She was both a bipolar and four-time cancer survivor.
CHICKASHA -- Chickasha restaurateur Ed Hicks, a former member of the USAO Board of Regents, died early Friday. Appointed by Gov. Frank Keating, Hicks served on USAO’s governing board from 1999-2006.
Services are scheduled March 20 at 2 p.m. in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium on the campus of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha.