CHALEPAH Sr., Richard L.

CARNEGIE Traditional Apache Indian burial services for Richard Lewis Chalepah Sr., 64, Carnegie, will start with visitation at 2 p.m. today in Alden-Chalepah Family Home place, original alltoment of Koon-Kay-Za-Chy. This is an all night vigil filled with prayer, hymns and fellowship. Sunday, a Cedar ceremony will take place at the home place prior to departing to the prayer service to be at 6 p.m. Sunday at Red Buffalo Hall, Carnegie, followed by all night vigil. Funeral will be at 10 a.m.


Jean Miller, of Conway Ark., passed away on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013.

She was born May 21, 1921 in Durant to Joseph J. and Geraldine Miller, and the family soon moved to Chickasha, where Jean's father taught mathematics at Oklahoma College for Women. Jean and her two older brothers, Donald B and John E. Miller, graduated from Chickasha High between 1931-1939. Jean loved Chickasha and returned there to live more than once during her lifetime.


Gayle Marie Hammons, 72, of Indianola, died Dec. 19, 2012, at her home.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday at the Eufaula Church of Christ with Kipton Garrett and Everett Dunn officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, under the direction of Hunn Black and Merritt Funeral Home and Crematory.

BROOKS,Florine E. (Dougan)

Florine Estelle Brooks, 78, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012.

Service: 1 p.m. Monday at Western Hills United Methodist Church, 2820 Laredo Drive, Fort Worth 76116. Interment: Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Laurel Land Funeral Home.

Memorials: May be made to Western Hills United Methodist Church.

WOODS, Dorothy J. (Roggli)

Dorothy Jean Roggli Woods of Emporia died Friday, January 4, 2013. She was 92.

Mrs. Woods was a long time teacher. She taught at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA; Oklahoma State University in Stillwater; Southern Illinois University in Carbondale; the University of Nebraska in Lincoln; and Roosevelt High School/Emporia State.

SHUMATE, Anna L. (Moore)

Anna Lee Moore Shumate, of Pauls Valley, was born August 21, 1913, in Lindsay, Oklahoma, to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Moore. She passed away on December 30, 2012, at the age of 99 years.

Anna Lee attended Lindsay public school; Lindsay High School; and attended Oklahoma College for Women Chickasha, where she received a bachelor's degree in elementary education. She taught four years in the second grade at Jefferson Elementary in Pauls Valley. She attended the First Baptist Church of Pauls Valley, where she had also taught in the second grade class since 1946.

MITCHELL, Geraldine A. (Brown)

Funeral service for Geraldine Ann Mitchell, age 91, of Chickasha will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in the Rose Hill Cemetery. Rev. Don Horton will officiate. Geraldine Ann Mitchell was born the daughter of Walter Preston Brown and Golda Laura Miles Brown on Oct. 14, 1921, in Hominy. She died on Nov. 20, 2012, in Chickasha. Geraldine came to Chickasha at the age of 6 months with her parents who opened Brown Funeral Home.


WALTER DAVIDSON Davidson, Jr. Jan 24, 1942 - Nov 16, 2012 UNION CITY Walter Cleveland Davidson, Jr. was born January 24, 1942, in Lindale, Texas, to Walter and Mildred Davidson and went home to be with his heavenly Father on November 16, 2012, at the age of 70. He served in the U.S. Army 1960 - 1963 and married the love of his life, Estella Marie Tenney, on November 17, 1963, in Anadarko, Oklahoma.

JAMES, Phyllis J. (O'Dell)

Phyllis June O'Dell James, 84, passed away on October 12, 2012, in Boulder. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Jack James; her children: Lynne Stair and her husband, Bob, of Golden, Jenni James of Santa Fe, and Lisa Wells of Longmont; her brother, Denny, and his wife, LaNelle, of Madill, Oklahoma; six grandchildren: Marianne Hartner-Godown and her husband, Jeff Godown; Amanda Kelly and her husband, Nate; Zachary Wells and his wife, Aubree; Lauren, Taylor, and Nicholas Wells; and four great-grandchildren: Liam and Quinlan Kelly, and Kayla and Marisa Wells.

WATSON, Mildred (Conover)

Mildred Conover died November 12, 2012 at 84 years of age. She was born to William and Una Conover in Ponca City, OK, April 25, 1928 and grew up in Bartlesville, OK. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Ben; a son William Bennett Watson; a daughter Gael Penoi Watson; her sisters Shirley Weiss and Mary Conover; and her brother William Conover.