Obits

FAULKNER, Cooleela M.

Cooleela McClellan Faulkner, whose great-grandfather was one of the assistant conductors of a detachment of Cherokees to be removed from Georgia, died Friday, June 1, 2007. She was 97. Faulkner was a retired teacher from Lincoln Elementary School and an author. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, at the Claremore First Presbyterian Church, under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service and Crematory. Rev. Dennis Ritchie will officiate. Visitation will be Monday, 1-8 p.m.

SPRUELL, Clyde E.

Dr. Clyde Edgar Spruell, 81, Vice President Emeritus for Fiscal Affairs of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (USAO), passed away on January 31, 2010 in his home after a short battle with cancer. Dr. Spruell was born in Brookside, Alabama, on September 11, 1928 to the late John Edgar and Zora Sanford Spruell. Dr. Spruell served with the U.S. Army during the occupation of Germany from 1946 to 1948, where he met Miss Maria Agathe Muenzer. They were married from May 22, 1954 until Mrs. Spruell's death on July 17, 1996. Dr.

SMITH, Cleo M. (Reid)

Smith, Cleo Mae Funeral service for Cleo Mae Smith, age 91 of Chickasha, Oklahoma, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2007, in the McRay Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Johnny Tims will officiate. Cleo Mae was born the daughter of David and Etta Reid on December 28, 1915, in Alfalfa, Oklahoma. She died on November 12, 2007, in Oklahoma City.Cleo attended Alfalfa Schools and graduated from Alfalfa High School in 1934. After graduation, she attended Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee and later attended Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha.

SMITH, Christine (Davis)

Smith, Christine Davis Feb. 22, 1908 ù April 13, 2008 Christine Davis Smith, 100, of Apache, died Sunday, April 13, 2008, in her home. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in First United Methodist Church, Elgin, with the Rev. Leon Shade, pastor of First Baptist Church, Apache, officiating. Burial will be in Memory Lane Cemetery, Anadarko, under direction of Becker Funeral Home of Fletcher (formerly Robbins Funeral Home).She was born Feb. 22, 1908, in Gracemont, to Berry Jackson and Ruby Alta Davis. She was a graduate of Anadarko High School and Anadarko Business College.

WHITE, Charlotte F. (West)

Funeral service for Charlotte Florine (West) White, 80, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, former Chickasha resident, will be held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at the College Heights Baptist Church, Chickasha. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, at Sevier Funeral Home. CHARLOTTE FLORINE (WEST) WHITE was born July 19, 1929 in Roger Mills County near Strong City, Oklahoma. Her parents were Ernest and Estalela (Kenmore) West. She went to be with the Lord November 26, 2009.

DYAR, Charlotte (Ledford)

Dyar,Charlotte Charlotte Dyar Charlotte DyarFebruary 14, 1933 - April 25, 2007 Beloved wife, mother and grandmother Charlotte Dyar passed away April 25, 2007, in Grand Junction, Colorado. She was 74. A celebration of Charlotte's life is planned for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at The Gallery Bed and Breakfast, 547 30 Road, Grand Junction. The daughter of Jesse and Jessie Ledford, Charlotte grew up in McAlester, OK. She graduated from the Oklahoma College for Women, and taught school in Houston and Craig, CO. She married William (Bill) Dyar on October 27, 1956, in Denver.

SHARP, Charlicie (Brown)

Charlicie Sharp, 87, died Monday, Aug. 6, in Norman. She was born May 20, 1920, to Will and Ella Brown in Oilton. She attended Oilton High School and graduated in 1938. Later she attended Central State College in Edmond and received her degree in education from Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha. On Dec. 20, 1940, she married Austine Sharp in Edmond. They lived in Middleburg until 1951, moving to California. Charlcie was a devoted member of Bethel Baptist Church, family said, and she enjoyed reading, oil painting, sewing, gardening and golfing.

LUKENS, Charlene (Fox)

Charlene 'Char' Fox Lukens, 85, was welcomed into the arms of God on August 31, 2008. Char was born December 27, 1922 in Evanston, Ill. She spent her youth in Illinois and Oklahoma and attended Oklahoma Women's College. It was during this time that she met and married her dear husband of 60 years, Joe Lukens, who preceded her in death in 2003. Joe and Char raised their children in Wichita; Pat Lukens Coulter (Gary) of Colorado Springs, CO, and Buz Lukens (Katie) of Wichita.

MERCER, Cecile M. (Puckett)

Cecile Maxine Mercer died December 19, 2009 at the age of 86, in Silverton, Oregon. She was born on April 4, 1923, to Edward N. and Amanda Puckett in Perryton, Texas. She grew up in Enid, Oklahoma where her father managed the Union Equity grain cooperative. As a child, she lost all the fingers on one hand in an auto accident, but never let that be a disability. She graduated from Oklahoma College for Women with a Bachelor of Arts, and was an accomplished painter, sculptor, weaver and poet. She studied sculpture with George Stanley, the sculptor who designed the Oscar.

BAGGETT, Catherine (Berry)

Baggett, Catherine Catherine Baggett, 86, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 10, 2009. She was born May 15, 1922, in Antlers, OK, to Foster C. Berry and Sibyl Berry. She graduated from Antlers High School and attended Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha. She married Stokes E. Baggett in 1945. Catherine is survived by her husband of 63 years, Stokes a daughter Suzanne Hoffman and a son Brian L. Baggett her grandchildren Mark, Karen, Sarah, Trevor and Trenton 6 great grandchildren a brother Calvin Berry numerous nieces and nephews and a vast amount of friends.

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