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He is survived by his spouse, Ardis; children, Mark and Heidi, and many devoted relatives and friends. Byers was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of over 40 years, Louie Byers. He was an avid boxing fan, who in his prime won two Golden Glove Awards and , in the welterweight division. One of her greatest joys was when William attained his Eagle Scout award. I know I was rocking out in that aisle, singing along with all the songs, but now I couldn't tell you a single song that was played other than astronomy. Michael Brooks of Praise Baptist Church is set to officiate.

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The only problem was that they would stop amplifying at inconvenient and regular intervals. The company swore we were the only band who had a problem with these amps. Perhaps the Curse of The Cult at work Thank you for helping here. I was telling a youngster about a stupid thing I did that night: I wouldn't swear the Hammond was on the fritz, I can't say for sure since it was so long ago and I was really baked that night, but BOC absolutely rocked, much much better than later in their history no disrespect.

If I had to make a guess I would say there was a Hammond at least in "Astronomy". They both were are top drawer acts, but BOC was first. We opened for ZZ Top Because of the mud, a long trail of plywood was laid down to roll our gear to the building and the stage hands destroyed the casters off most of our gear on the gaps between the sheets of plywood Heavy rains in the days before the concert had flooded the racetrack where it was to be held.

There was a arena The Stockyards Arena I think it was called on the fairgrounds. They decided to move the concert indoors but because of it's small size they said each band would do 2 shows that day. You went to the afternoon or evening show depending on your ticket number. I went to the afternoon show. It was over degrees outside that day with high humidity.

The arena was for livestock shows, it held about and it was packed, there was no ventilation. Had to be well over inside. Sugarloaf never showed, BOC opened and they were drenched in sweat after one song. People in the audience were passing out from the heat. A roadie comes out with a bass, joins Billy and Frank for La Grange, show ends after that.

We leave the arena and there is already a crowd outside for the second show. I don't think that show ever did take place, it was too freakin hot! Jeff Kulik I'm Redding was a fairly small town back then, and rock concerts were rare or even non-existent. I heard about the show a week beforehand, when a buddy from L. I frantically called the Civic Auditorium box office to see if there were any tickets left. Those who did show up did so because they didn't care that they had never heard of the band, they went because live rock in this little Northern California town unheard of.

And those who went have probably not seen any show that even comes close in the 31 years since, no matter where they may have gone. I drove over from the California coast, never really believing that BOC would actually be playing in Redding. It made no sense. It wasn't until I arrived at the small auditorium and saw two huge Ryder semi's parked in the back that I started to think it would really happen. Well, I hate to disappoint you, but the details have faded from my memory. I remember that there was absolutely no talking by the band members.

I think the only thing said that night was, after some wild song I don't remember which , Eric said, "We're going to slow things down a little", and the boys launched into Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll. Two things stand out - a stellar 5 Guitars that I can still hear in my head; and a cool cowbell-strobe thing Albert did that I won't try to describe.

The sound was perfect, the band was incredibly tight, the setlist was the best you could ever ask for, the evening was enchanted. I've seen BOC many times since, but to see them at their peak in a small venue is one of the great memories of my life.

I was standing in front of the PA column on the audiences left stage side. I remember the show vividly. I have seen BOC quite a few times through the 70's and early 80's and the last time was in Warren Michigan this year for the 50th Anniversary Bash.

BOC and Foghat this year. I was 16 years old and this was one of my first big rock experiences. I was blown-away by the heavy sound that the BOC had. I had listened to the first two albums and dug the sound on them. When the live show came, I was there. I still can hear the ringing in my ears from that show today. That was definitely the best BOC show I have seen to date. The all band members ME guitar only jam was really memorable. The Cities on Flame loosened all my fillings too.

I can't even remember what Journey played that night When BOC finished up, nothing else compared. The feeling I had when the lights in the auditorium went on was only surpassed by the echoes of the amplifiers in my ears. I looked around and as I focused on people, I noticed that nobody was really moving much at first.

I'm sure they must have felt the way I did Standing there slack jawed wishing the show would go on for just a bit longer. Not ready to leave just yet. But finding my brother and our girlfriends standing near by I decided to make the first sound. The look in his eyes was all I needed see, as he too was blown-away. The intensity has only been matched one time since. Thanks for the site, Thanks for the memories! One hell of a show that night.

The very first note of "Stairway to the Stars" was accompanied by semi-nuclear flashpot explosions. Many people found themselves a couple rows back! There was a dozen or so of us in the front of the balcony. Many were first timers. All of us blown away. Myself it was BOC show 4. Sam Judd Seattle WA; woke up late and then trying to get to that show, the crew's van broke down leaving Portland, we had to drop it off at a dealership, go back downtown and hook up with the band and fly up to Seattle with the band..

We had a guy on the crew that had so little to do that we named him "Gravy".. On arrival, I had to pretty much carry him off the plane and drop him in a wheelchair to get to baggage claim Bloom was fascinated with his technique and availed himself of a wheelchair and lessons ensued Bloom caught on fast and had it down by the time the bags were there Now, the live version of Dizbusters that's on one of the remasters says it's from George Geranios The Paramount was one of my favorites in those days.

It sounded along with the Fox in Atlanta damn fine. Put a good system in there and you could paint-a-picture. I was 18 and in the U. I remember the line all the way around the block outside of the Paramount NW. I had hits of LSD on my person I was as high as a kite The Paramount was the perfect venue for BOC I remember Albert's little shorts It was the most amazing thing that I had ever seen Eric shooting a 6 foot long bolt of lightning out of his finger at the end of Flaming Telepaths.

I remember watching spec5 Hough inhale a whole freshly lit joint down his throat as the flashpots went off at the start of born to be wild. I remember being amazed at AB's drum solo and Buck's solo that went on for seemingly hours. And for 20 years after that night I preached what I had seen After the show the trip back to Ft. Lewis involves a broken down Honda ?

Sam Judd Amazing post Bob I remember soooo much about that night so vividly that it's like it happened last week I think of that night almost every day, cause the "bird" finger on my left hand was crushed between two cases during the load-out and it's still quite crooked I could write a small book just on shit that happened on that day, from the van breaking down leaving Portland and having to fly up to Seattle with the band, to the activities that went on post-show at the fine damn Edgewater Inn Not to mention waking up that morning in Portland and realizing I had left Lanier's Les Paul sitting under the stage ramp to the loading door and having to frantically find someone to let me in to see if it was still there Glad you enjoyed it too Limping Cat That was my third.

Most of the songs on "In The West" were recorded that night. I'm so glad Journey cancelled and we got an evening with BOC!!! Also the only time I ever saw 'em play "Be My Baby"! Sam Judd Went back down to Portland to get van fixed then drove on down to Medford Bert Gangl Here's a link to a Journey tour archive which provides a venue name for this gig. Of course, they may have simply lifted the venue from Setlist. When transistorised amps blow and the output transistors dead short, the DC operating voltage is passed directly to the speaker around 80 Volts DC, but at 10 amps or so current available , this will burn out the voice coil windings and in some cases actually catch the glues alight and then the speaker cone, the grill cloth, then the baffle board of the cabinet The amp was actually fine after it dried out and I remember repairing the cabinet and replacing the speaker in Pekin Ill.

Sam Judd Corpus Christi; we got jacked around all over the stage I could write a book on this day War decided early on that they just didn't like us for some reason and did everything possible to ruin our day They wouldn't let us onstage till the last second, wouldn't let us use ANY of the union crew all day It was fun seeing my old Hydra mates again Chuck Otto I have a copy of a concert poster. Hydra was listed as the opening act, but as I remember they were a no show and Starz opened.

Ralph According to roadie Sam Judd, Hydra did play this show, so if Starz were also on the bill, they opened the show, but I think it's possible you're mixing this gig up with another, perhaps? Tom Schuster Was back visiting relatives here and caught this cool lineup. I tell ya what though although I've always been a big fan of boc, Joe walsh just blew everyone away. He played for over 3 hours and I was exausted and impressed by both bands this evening.

Before heading to NE Oklahoma, a friend called me and said there was a big all day concert in a few days in tulsa with BOC, Kansas, Ted Nugent and the Amboy Dukes and I stopped him and just said you get the tickets and ill drive. Ted Statler I was at this gig and it was one of the most amazing shows I ever saw even if it was in the dirt of Penrose Stadium rodeo arena, dirt ground and dusty. First off the billing was opened with Point Blank followed by BOC and then a somewhat drunk Joe Walsh who proceeded to throw his Gibson LP up in the air and miss catching it, sad sad sad.

Anyways, Point Blank put on a good show for being a band I knew nothing about and they played very good but then they were the opening act and not much reaction from the crowd. Eric of course dressed in leathers and black tee was captivating and of course Buck in white.

They ripped through a set of jams I had never seen the sights of. As for Joe Walsh, well what can I say: What a fun show, think I was 16, and the funny thing of it all is that I still remember it very well for all the years that have past.

BOC left a lasting impression on my brain and I am still a big fan. Gale McGaha Miller This was my first concert ever. In Colorado Springs, there was a school for the deaf and blind although I'm sure they call it something nicer now. A bunch of kids from the school were up front, and they climbed up INTO the big bass speaker cabinets. They just sat in there grooving to the vibrations, since they couldn't hear a thing.

It was great to watch them enjoy the show that way. Sam Judd Oklahoma City; Arrived late and Richard was real late getting everything set up; Richard was our lighting guy: Richard Ho Chi Holtz Larry Shaeffer mentioned the concert in tulsa the next day and we had not planned on going or maybe didn't know about it. Sam Judd Tulsa; great outdoor gig B. Tom Schuster Well with the buzz of the boc joe walsh show in wichita still buzzing in my ears we waded into this day long hot as hell outdoor sweatfest.

Kansas was in a groove and being handed up all the pipefulls of weed that they could reach out to try from some very well stocked and generous fans all along the front of the stage, ahh those were the days.

Terrible ted was fun but by this time i was ready to here ladies and gentlmen on your feet or on your knees Best song of the night was Bucks Boogie. Richard Galbraith When we got there, think Diamond Reo had played already or was playing, think Kansas was next, then Ted since my pictures show it starting to get dark.

The show was at the Tulsa Fairgrounds but took place at the speedway, dirt track with the grandstands Sam Judd When we went over into Canada, we forgot that we had about lbs of various fireworks bought out west around the 4th of July in the back of our van The Showco crew got busted. We had the day off and somebody smelled them smoking reefer at their hotel and called the cops We went to Niagara Falls and rode Maid of the Mist Sam Judd Really untogether gig - they couldn't make up their mind when we could load in, when we could eat lunch, when we could put our gear onstage, when we could wipe our ass etc But we had a great food fight in the dressing room later Sam Judd Arrived Saginaw 1.

I remember they showed up in plenty of time to do the show, but again, we had hurried for naught.. It's one hell of a long way from Buffalo to Saginaw Konstantinos Takos The following words of a fan finally solve the mystery about the August 1st, gig:. I attended as a year-old - and it made me a lifelong fan of Uriah Heep!

Blue Oyster Cult and Point Blank guested on the bill. The "unknown" venue has been found. Point Blank as the opening act as well. Konstantinos is responsible for maintaining and updating the giglists at www. If you've ever seen Uriah live, please check out the site to make sure he has your gig s listed.

And if you have a ticket stub or handbill he doesn't have, even better! The sum of our experiences in our teenage years tend to carry over into our whole adult lives, both good and bad. For me - the good is always associated with the amazing concerts that rolled through Flint and Saginaw, Mich.

Still, in many ways it was a cultural wasteland - and to my friends, the view into a magical world of possibilities came in the Creems, Rock Scenes, Circuses and Hit Paraders we grabbed up from the drug store each month. They seemed to come from off-center - a lead singer with a voice as much menace as melody, a drummer who seemed to skip stones instead of sledge-hammering, and most of all, a lyrical bent that placed it squarely in the dark American experience instead of the pastoral verbiage coming from the English bands.

At age 14, we finally got our first live BOC experience. The summer of at the Saginaw Civic Center. We loved, fully devoured the live two-fer - BOC seemed to play at double speed from their already fast studio arrangements, and that was catnip to us. Strangely, the band opened with Stairway To the Stars that night; a song they didn't even include on the live album.

But they looked so cool, Alan with his ever-present Kool dangling from his mouth, Albert a happy little skin-thumping gnome behind the kit, Buck with his strange little half-smirk while he fired off one blitzkrieg solo after another. By the time the five-guitar attack of ME was over, we were hooked more than ever. Strangely, the usually boisterous Saginaw crowd didn't seem to know what to make of them - were BOC too cerebral to win over the Midwest?

That question was answered 13 months later when they returned to the SCC as a headliner, with Rush supporting on their tour. It just shows you what a hit single can do for a band - now the crowd was fully on BOC's side as they whipped through the Agents of Fortune tunes and blew everyone's mind with the lasers and strobes during a blistering version of Flaming Telepaths, still one of the most memorable single songs I've seen among the more than 1, concerts I attended.

Even though Saginaw and Flint were barely 35 miles away from each other, they were treated as separate touring markets, and BOC returned to the area barely four weeks later for a show at the Flint IMA, this time supported by Mahogany Rush and Starz. That October marked the first time I ever stayed out all night - never did a year-old feel so adult. We were all so hepped up on BOC we couldn't have slept anyway. Flint and Saginaw became prime BOC territory for years. We were lucky to get the Spectres tour in at the IMA, with the band being backed by The Dictators, who went over like a lead balloon.

And by this time, we were firmly convinced BOC was rising to major arenas heights and would never again play our 7,seat venue.

We figured it would take a mile drive to Cobo Hall in Detroit if we were to ever catch them again. Once again touring on a live album, BOC once again struck their delicate balance between malice and merriment - and it's no mean feat to even warrant the word delicate in a band that employed stun guitar.

I'm sure they did, but I fucked off to college so haven't the knowledge. Of course, we turned to new wave and, later, so-called college rock while I watched from afar as BOC's career hit peaks and valleys, more of the latter than the former. Still, I miss those teen years of our yearly, sometimes twice-yearly BOC concerts, the memories of the parties of the year and seeing the one band that truly dared to be different.

In last year's film Roadie, I loved the line when a bar patron says to the roadie that BOC were big and he replies, "Yeah, but they should have been bigger. In the annals of rock they truly stand out as a band of a different color and if the rest of the house wasn't sleeping I'd put on Secret Treaties right now! Sam Judd Jive gig on showboat. It rained all day so we cancelled, REO played and there was a riot I noticed the following post on a guestbook page now gone, unfortunately on a REO site which said this: I first saw REO at a small outdoor venue.

It rained like crazy and none of the other bands would go on stage. BOC was one and I forget the others. A few months later I saw them at an indoor venue with Kiss as the opening band. As great as Kiss was, REO still came out and did a phenominal job.

As far as Gary rejoining the band, I think it would be a very bad move. He has success with his own music and doesn't need Cronin and Crew. It just wouldn't be the same anymore. What's past is past. Just an opinion, Ellen Friday, July 18th - And I wonder if the cancellation had anything to do with BOC wanting to keep their gear dry for the big stadium gig on the morrow? There have been five boats at this location, with the first one operating from to The current boat, built in , can still be seen at Main Street in Lowell.

Sam's account of the show is pretty much spot-on, according to the Aug 07, , issue of the Lowell Ledger newspaper, which estimated attendance at 5, people.

In response, 30 to 40 of the disgruntled concert goers regrouped outside the amphitheater and advanced on the Lowell Police Department, demanding their money back. Reinforcements from the county sheriff's department, and the Michigan State Troopers, were brought in to aid the Lowell police.

Not surprisingly, the president of the Showboat Corporation, who sponsored the show, vowed never to host another rock concert. This was the last show for Ho Chi Holtz We had some time off after that and don't think I saw him again till the 80's But that's another story It was an all day gig and the bands in order of appearance were: Does anybody know for sure? There was a question as to whether Styx was also in the lineup. Well, I'm emailing to say that I was there and Styx did play.

For some reason I remember they did "Lady". I saw BOC about 3 times and this was the first. Note the band line-up on the front of the T-shirt above. A good time was had by all 35 years ago when I was a 20 year old college student.

Pat Hawkes-Reed I worked this gig. A group of us were hired to come down from Chicago on the Friday night to work for the weekend Jeff Snader This was one of my first concerts.

It was great show. I remember it fairly well since I wasn't a real heavy partier yet: Styx was definitely on the bill. They played pretty early, probably 1st or 2nd. I think Lady was on the radio at that time. The band order you have doesn't look right. Most of the infield crowd had fallen asleep or passed out. There was a long break after Womach that was followed by BOC, They did the typical start with the anouncer screaming "On your feet or on your knees, the amazing Blue Oyster Cult!

First time I had seen them and it was great! Status Quo and Foghat were both excellent and Aerosmith topped off the show nicely. Quo did the pose from the cover of Piledriver where they were lined up across the stage jamming while leaning over with their hair touching the stage - really powerful. Foghat was touring Rock and Roll Outlaws and wore the colored suits they are wearing on the album cover.

REO was supposed to play but backed out. I think I remember it was because they were not the headliner. That was how we got Bobby Womack. We sat up in the stands for a little while and watched the crowd outside get into a bottle throwing fight with the Cincy riot police.

At one point the crowd took off the brakes of a delivery truck and rolled it against the wall. A couple dozen of them then climbed the truck and jumped over into the concert. Oh how I miss the old days! Mike Gibbons I was at this gig!

My first exposure to BOC which was awesome for a 19 year old!!. I had previously queried whether or not Uriah Heep played this gig as uriah-heep. BOC blew everyone at the Capital Centre away. Mick Box with Uriah Heep had broken his wrist August 2nd and so was not in greatest form. DC crowd was unforgiving, and booed them off the stage after only three songs or so. Not sure it would have mattered, however, as following BOC was such a difficult act to pull off that night like many other nights.

Was at this show. I was 14 years old. Blue Oyster Cult gave one of the greatest shows I've ever seen and I still remember the stage blowing up and the drummer had a gas mask on and at one point all the members of BOC had guitars and were playing. Uriah Heep was not memorable and all - I remember 2 members of UR were sort of leaning on each other during the show I was not aware of Mick Box's injury.

Went to See Factor Matt Gillette The venue name was Veteran's Coliseum. Somewhere I have a ticket stub that I'll try to find, scan, and send. Sam Judd is right, it was a smelly old place. The acoustics were bad and the seating was worse.

My seat had a big pillar right in front of it and I could hardly see the band until I moved. They rocked and I was inspired to see them 4 more times through the 70's and have remained a fan. The drum solo leading into Godzilla when they played the 5-Season's Center in May of '79 is still one of the best rock-show moments I've ever witnessed. By the way, BOC headlined this show.

Styx was just coming up. I remember "Lady" was on the jukebox at the pizza joint I worked at then, but none of us were fans yet. BOC on the other hand Crazy scene when we got to Cleveland There were half naked women wandering the halls, drugs everywhere you turned I partied with my aforementioned Mahogany Rush mates The event was called "The World Series of Rock" and consisted of several bands playing over the course of the day.

BOC didn't headline obviously but played somewhere in the middle. I can't even remember any of the other acts. A few years previous I got hooked on them after hearing their second album and they have been my number one band ever since.

I've probably seen them over 30 times since, going to where ever they played within in about a 20 mile radius. I regret that I've missed them several times in the past 10 years because I can't find anyone around my age 50 that will get off their dead ass and go anymore. I was with 2 other diehards at that concert which are the same 2 that have gone with me to all the other shows. We were initially in the upper nosebleed section stadium seated about 86, but when they came on we worked our way to within about 50 feet of the stage.

The temperatures and women were very hot, we were very buzzed and for about 30 minutes I thought I was in heaven. To this day that type of setting gives me the most happiness. I remember Joe's bass amp blowing up in a puff of smoke during Dominance and Eric pacing back and forth saying "we ain't got no bass" over and over again as the band kept playing the same riff over and over.

Finally he says "we're going to try to get out of this song without the bass" and just then Joe jumps out from behind the amps plugged back in and rockin and the crowd went nuts! The old stadium, summer of Needless to say, a memorable evening. Talk about Memorywood--I still had all my hair. Doc Lehman There is some info on this concert here: Can that possibly have been 36 years ago?

I pumped a lot of iron back then and was wearing a tight t-shirt. I was standing with my friend, leaning against the drink line rail and some guy came squeezing through the crowd carrying two jumbo sized cokes and spilled one of them all down my arm. The guy just walked away shaking his head. I believe it was the Heap playing but the crowd sounds were not because of the music.

With our binoculars we noticed that both sides of the stadium and most of the ground audience were looking under us. We went downstairs to investigate. We got down just in time to see a man working his way down a large rope part of a netting system. He was hanging from the rope by both legs and hands. As he worked his way down, first one leg and then the other released the rope.

I could see that he was quite exhausted. While we were watching, someone informed us that he had just did some sort of parallel bar type performance entertaining the whole crowd. What I remember most from that day is not the music, it was the sound of 80, people booing. The next thing that happened was the officers disappeared into a cloud of flying fists, the man was lead off into the crowd and the officers came up with their guns drawn and backed off.

Stupid authority figures, bringing pea shooters to a drug induced freedom festival. Sport Mecca area in Milwaukee is correct. They warmed up the Heep, actually blew them off the stage. We were about 30 rows back dead center. I know they played Flaming Telepaths because thats the song tney used strobe light for effect and the strobes got faster and faster at the end. Plus they did whatever song they were doing at the time with the five guitars. Buck is playing the "sunburst gibson" I think its called.

By the way - by Szechuan, I am always referring to the one on the N. Tuesday August 26, - Davenport, IA. Special guest star Mahogany Rush. Ralph I found a "review" of sorts of this gig in the 28 Aug edition of the "St. As it turned out, that blast was the quietest moment the crowd of was to endure for the entire evening. The albums of the British rock quintet are filled with fine songs, many of which have interesting and often story-telling lyrics.

Why the group insists on making such crushing noises for its performances makes no sense at all. The five claim to be the loudest band in the world. I've heard others as loud, including Blue Oyster Cult, which shared last night's program with them. However, I didn't think I've suffered any that were painfully louder.

The tragedy of this is that their effort to sound like a steel mill in wartime distorts the music so much that the efforts of singer David Byron look ridiculous. He runs, jumps, hops, stands on the equipment, lies on the floor, falls on his knees, stares at the audience in postures that fall between mock heroic and mock chicken, and sometimes resembles a cross between Al Jolson singing "Mammy" and a Christian having a final word with a hungry lion.

It's all a waste. Nothing conquers an electric organ bent on undermining the foundation of the building on which it sits. Blue Oyster Cult was also very loud. The heavy-metal quintet, however, managed to maintain a sense of difference in each of its numbers. So even when the vocals became lost in the strength of four guitars and thunder drumming, it wasn't objectionable. The real compensations were in the distinctive melodies the band was able to maintain, especially on a number called "Buck's Boogie.

It wasn't just his hands and feet moving all at once; it was the way in which they were producing this captivating beat. For his efforts, he was awarded a standing ovation.

Dunno why this gig was cancelled I just know it didn't happen Glenn Cotita Ralph There's a useful blog that charts the story of all the acts who played the Freedom Hall here:. Found a little bit more info on this non-gig from the August 30, , issue of the Glens Falls Post-Star: Sunday, was cancelled by mutual agreement between the group and the Center, according to officials. Persons holding tickets for that concert can obtain refunds by mail only.

Arrive gig and let truck run all day; Stage hands began dismantling The decking and scaffolding of the back 20 ft of the stage during show Aerosmith probably put them up to it I almost killed Joe Bouchard with a flying flash pot I believe this was the very last time the band asked ME to do the pyro I have been trying to remember the whole line-up of bands that day, but my memory is fuzzy.

It was an all-day in the stadium event. He will be remembered for his dedication and devotion to helping others and his love for life and family. Danny was always the life of the party and was always making people laugh.

Danny will continue to help others through tissue donation. He was the husband of Sandi Droppers Hayes and they shared 47 years together. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and his parents. Visitation will be from 5: Raised in Lead and graduated in Bill loved his work as an underground miner for Homestake for 10 years.

After a serious accident in June of , he worked in the warehouse after he recovered from his injuries. Bill retired when Homestake closed. He married Therese Hoffman May 28, They first met when he was 6 and she was 5. They lived in Spearfish Canyon and later moved to Spearfish. He like reading Westerns, old cars, old movies and driving the back roads of the Black Hills. No services at his request. A family memorial service will be later in the summer.

Calvin attended Squaw Butte School for grades , a horseback ride of about three and a half miles. Following high school, Calvin attended South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, following his interest in rocks by majoring in geological engineering. With one quarter left until graduation, he was drafted into the U.

Navy, joining other members of the Great Generation, serving from He returned to the family ranch upon discharge and married Mable Ingalls, the love of his life, on June 15, , and without whom he was seldom seen.

Verne passed away at the age of In , when his dad retired, he and his brother, Chester, formed a partnership and in , they purchased a ranch in southern Perkins County, to which Chester moved.

They were one of the first ranches in western South Dakota to implement Production Records to improve their Hereford cow herd. Calvin was an avid supporter of the 4-H program, especially when his children were of 4-H age. Calvin was a good steward of the land by cross fencing, water development, tree planting, and careful grazing management. In at the age of 74, Calvin turned over operation of the ranch to son, Larry, who returned to the ranch having retired from the Army.

His faith was an important part of his life and an example to his family and the community. He enjoyed traveling, sightseeing, hunting, fishing when there used to be water , rock and artifact hunting, and collecting of all kinds, accumulating collections of rocks, fossils, Indian artifacts, and antique tools among other things. He was always young at heart, having downhill skied for the first time at age 66, killed his first elk at age 85, and at 90 years old, was still cutting and splitting wood for his home-built petrified wood fireplace.

He took particular delight in his grandkids and enjoyed taking them fishing whenever they visited. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Chester and Elanor and their spouses; son, Verne; and five nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Thursday, May 17, from 5: Denzel Nonhof and Pastor Steve Talley officiating. Kay was born in Sturgis, SD, on May 18, She graduated from Sturgis High School in Kay was a substitute teacher for many years.

She loved music and shared her passion for the piano by giving private lessons for 17 years. For many years, she played the organ at the United Methodist Church in Sturgis.

Family, faith, and friends were of the utmost importance in her life. Kay married Dean Snyder in Together, they had two children. Her son, Ken, lives on the family ranch. Her daughter, Sherroll, is an accountant and lives near Sturgis. Kay was an excellent cook and enjoyed entertaining family and friends in their ranch home. Kay also loved to travel, sketching detailed itineraries of the routes and sites.

She especially enjoyed including the grandchildren in the travel plans. However, she was a very organized saver leaving behind numerous files of her clipped treasures. She developed hand written paper spreadsheets of ranch income and expenses before people commonly used spreadsheets.

She presented workshops on organizing ranch and personal records before the popularity of computerized record keeping. Kay loved community engagement. Her organizational skills often led to her attaining leadership roles in activities she participated in. She was active in the Sturgis United Methodist Church.

She was proud of tracing her family tree to a soldier in the American Revolutionary War. Kay was an active advocate for agriculture. She was a member of South Dakota CattleWomen for over 40 years. She was SDCW president in In , she was president of the American National CattleWomen. Kay Elizabeth Schryvers Snyder, an area ranch wife and homemaker, passed away April 22, Kay was preceded in death by her parents, Len and Doris Schryvers, and her sister, Shirley, who passed away 20 years ago to the day as Kay.

Kay battled cognitive dementia for several years eventually succumbing to its ugliness. She had loving caregivers who affectionately addressed her as "Miss Kay. Hard roads lead to beautiful places. Visitation will be Friday, April 27, from 5: A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 28, , at Her interest were helping out and donating to numerous foundations and her passion was traveling around the world to experience as many cultures as she could.

Joelane served 21 years with the U. Air Force as a Captain and was honorably discharged. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joel and Katheryn Lindberg. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. Funeral Services will be Leland battled many years of pain, caused from a severe stroke in that left him with permanent nerve damage.

With the loving care and attention provided by his wife, Dorothy, he was able to spend the majority of those years at home, enjoying time with his family.

Leland is now free of his pain. Leland was born January 1, , in Sidney, MT. He proudly served 3 years in the United States Marine Corp.

After the Marines, he married Dorothy, and they moved to North Dakota. Leland enjoyed fishing, playing cards, bowling, and telling a good joke. He was a very hard worker and an excellent provider for his family. He farmed for quite a few years, but eventually found work in the oilfield, where he stayed until his stroke forced him into early retirement. Leland and Dorothy moved to Sturgis in It was a huge change for them, after 50 years in North Dakota, but turned out to be a blessing.

Leland was able to obtain better healthcare within the region and had loving family members nearby. Leland was a kindhearted man that cared deeply for his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Anna; sister, Sharon; step-son, Bob; and grandson, Adam. A memorial service will be held at He grew up on the family ranch at Howes, SD. He learned at an early age the value of hard work and a good horse.

His strong work ethic stayed with him throughout his entire life. Lyle attended first and second grades in Sturgis while his mom was staying with his older sibling during their high school days.

He then attended Plainview School from third through eighth grades. He graduated with honors from Sturgis Brown High School in He continued this job until the summer of On June 14, , Lyle married his high school sweetheart, Juanita Simons. The couple resided in Rapid City until the summer of when the opportunity arose to move to his maternal grandfather's ranch.

He took great pride in working the ranch that was his grandfather's homestead. Lyle was a member of the Howes Grazing Association. He served many terms on the board of directors. Several terms he served as president of the board. If you asked him what his greatest accomplishment was, he would tell you his family. The couple was blessed with four children; Kendra, Shane, Chet, and Kelsey. He enjoyed watching his children grow into adulthood, spending many hours teaching them the value of a hard day's work, and developing "Bleacher Butt" at their sporting events!

Most of the family vacations were going to different sporting events. If he was unable to attend, he would send them off with a smile and words of encouragement. He would watch the videos of their competitions over and over. As the kids grew up and married, grandkids came into his life.

He loved spending time with them. In short order, sporting events again became a regular occurrence. He decided that bleachers hadn't gotten any softer. Lyle fought courageously against pancreatic cancer. He won several major battles but was unable to win the war. Lyle, 62, passed away at home, surrounded by his loving family on Friday, April 13, , at his ranch near Union Center.

Lyle will be missed greatly by his family and friends. Anyone that knew him, knew he enjoyed having a good time. His smile matched his size, and his laugh could fill the entire room.

God blessed us immensely with Lyle's love. He was preceded in death by his brother, Lloyd; parents, Ernest and Viola; brother-in-law, Gary Cox; nephew, Troy Cox; nephew-in-law, Scott Sandquist; sister-in-law, Karen Delbridge; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

As a little boy with boundless energy and enthusiasm, he excelled at baseball and spent every summer of his youth playing in the Pony League and Little League games. He participated in Track at North Junior High and won many medals. As a teenager, he enjoyed the car races and worked with the Pit Crew for his cousin, Bob Baumberger at the Black Hills Speedway until he enlisted into the U.

He returned to Rapid City and married his high school sweetheart, Teri Allard. They built a home together and enjoyed raising their two sons, Tommy and Nick. Dave and Teri remained close friends and devoted parents even after their divorce and were especially active in the lives of their two little grandsons, Vander and Gage, who gave them so much joy.

Dave loved being a grandpa spending time with them. He loved riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and always looked forward to attending the Sturgis Rally. Dave was a proud and protective big brother to Darla Kaye and Mike and was blessed to spend the last month of his life in the loving care of his devoted mom and sister along with his family in Watertown, SD. We will fondly reminisce about his antics and celebrate the life of an incredible man.

Above all else, we will remember his unique sense of humor. If Dave loved you, he teased you and we loved him in return for always making us laugh. He will be missed by all of us who knew him, including his sweet, Aunt Shirley, whom he shared a special bond with.

Graveside services will be He participated in the Cuban Crisis securing planes safely in Greenland. Before returning to the states, he was Chief of the Command Post at Mildenhall where they tracked all US flights that took off from every command in Europe. Colonel John Morgan Reed passed away on January 28, , at the age of A memorial service will be held at Black Hills National Cemetery at 11 a.

Donald attended White Eagle School and Douglas school system. Donald is survived by his father, Donald L. Simmons; a brother; sisters; and nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Donald was preceded in death by his mother, Alta R. Celebration of life will be on Saturday, April 7, , from 2: Bill lived an interesting and varied life. He was born in a small town in rural South Dakota, attended a country school along with his five brothers and two sisters, and later moved to the Yankton area.

When his parents died, he moved to the Mitchell area to live with family members. As soon as possible, he joined the Marine Corp and served two tours of duty. Much of his 2nd tour was in the Middle East doing intelligence work. His passion was for the intelligence field and he held many positions related to that field.

He attended law school, studied criminology, police science and forensic science among others. Bill enjoyed learning and new hobbies until the end.

He was interested in drafting and architecture, fencing, art, and held a black belt in Kung Fu. He also studied for his pilot's license. He was a big fan of anything historical. Bill always enjoyed telling stories of his past experiences.

He even wrote family history books and his autobiography. Bill was truly one of a kind. Landon, 78, Rapid City, died Saturday, March 10, , at his residence. Graveside services, with military honors, will be held at 2: She enjoyed reading, crocheting, sewing, gardening, and camping with her family. She is survived by her husband, J.

She is also survived by her brother, Bobby Jones Aggie ; and her numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial service will also be held in Laramie at St. Darlene Sheely attended grade school and high school in Sturgis, graduating in Then went on to secretarial school at South Dakota vo-tech and graduated from there in Darlene was gifted with a beautiful voice and pursued a musical career playing Country Music in the Tri-State area.

She also participated in the summer music shows at Custer, South Dakota. Darlene and John also formed their own country music band "Nashville Gold. She also worked for Motel 6 as Desk Clerk and Manager. Russell Larson and Darlene were married on February 14, Due to a lot of medical problems, in , Darlene had to quit driving and could no longer work.

She enjoyed quilting these last few years. One of the joys in her life was her traveling companions, Teddy and Heiti, her poodles. Funeral Service will be at Interment will be in Keystone, South Dakota at Mt.

Douglas was born in Nashport, Ohio, on November 26, She attended and graduated from Nashport High School where she had the honor of being the class Valedictorian. Evelyn continued on to the main campus of Ohio University in Athens, OH, where she completed her degree, majoring in Home Economics with a minor in English.

After teaching one year of Home Economics, Evelyn returned to Nashport, where she taught school. Her students remembered her fondly and to her dying day sent her letters.

Evelyn was married to Winston Douglas aka Doug while he was in the army. After returning home, they were remarried in the Nashport Methodist Church. Evelyn relocated to Sturgis, SD, after her husband's illness, and lived there 16 years. She then moved in with her daughter, Vicki Bush, where Vicki and Jim provided her loving care for the remaining years of her life. Evelyn died Saturday, March 10, , at home surrounded by her family. She is survived by her five children and their spouses: In addition, her survivors include 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and sister-in-law, Lorraine Williams, Rapid City, SD.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Doug in , and her two brothers, Gerald and Gene Minnick, Nashport, Ohio. Lunch will be served at the church following her committal at Black Hills National Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Hospice of the Northern Hills. As a young child, her family moved to Borger, TX, and lived there until moving to the community of Kelton, TX, where she attended grade school and graduated from Kelton High School in After his honorable discharge, they farmed in Gageby, TX.

Leona was a member of the Union Center Baptist Church, serving on different committees over the years. She took great interest and pride in their farmstead; spending many hours working in her yard, growing petunias every summer, and keeping fences and buildings painted to perfection. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mooris, in ; her parents; sisters, Louise Worley, Leola Mooney, and Luvene Larsen; and brothers, Olin, Eugene, and Winifred Mooney; and a baby brother in infancy.

Funeral services will be at 1: Keeler Lineback of Winner, SD. He was raised in Winner and attended school there until when the family moved to Mission, SD. He graduated from Todd County High School in Shortly after that he moved to the Black Hills area.

He met Robin Schiesser in Sturgis, SD, in at the local truck stop where she worked as a waitress. On Labor Day weekend, they had their second date and he asked her to marry him. They were married in Sturgis on October 31, Don began his driving career in Winner, SD, where he drove delivering feed for his grandfather who owned the local feed store.

Don loved to drive. If it was motorized, he wanted to drive it. He also obtained a motorcycle endorsement and rode a motorcycle when he invited Robin on their very first date. Don had a few various jobs in his life after he graduated from high school. He tried to find something that would not take him away from his wife and family, but it seemed that the road always called him back and that calling was stronger than any other. All along, his dream was to become an owner operator.

He hauled livestock for a few years from South Dakota to Texas and beyond. After tiring of the long hours without sleep he decided a career path change was needed and went to work pulling a flatbed.

As most young truck drivers did, he longed to own the ultimate rig, which for him was a long nose Peterbilt with a Cat engine.

On his quest for that goal, in he upgraded from the cab-over to a Autocar. In , he traded for a Pete. Then in January of he traded for a brand new Peterbilt with a Cat, 18 speed transmission and rears. He had finally achieved his dream.

He pulled flatbed and hauled just about anything that could be hauled on a flatbed in all 48 contiguous United States and Canada. While Don was out soothing his wanderlust, Robin stayed in Sturgis and worked and took care of the children. From time to time, he would make a trip with one of the kids and occasionally the whole family. Ultimately, the children grew and became stronger by seeing the dedication and work ethic that their father showed them.

The time apart only proved to make the time together more important and the love stronger. After the children were all grown, and after 23 years of being apart a good share of the time, Don and Robin decided that it was time to get to know each other all over again. In , Robin attained her CDL learners permit so that she could learn to drive the Pete and go on the road with Don.

To do that, she would need some drive time to be able to pass the driving test for a valid CDL license. On the evening of the 9th of February, while in downtown Seattle to unload the escalator that he was hauling, Don suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage.

After a month of physical therapy at home and grueling driving lessons teaching Robin to drive, he was back on the road by April 1st. After that close call, Don and Robin spent the next 17 years on the road together running as a team on the longest adventure two people could imagine. Don hauled his last load in May of Early in June, he was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma.

He spent the next 9 months fighting for his life. He passed away peacefully at his home in Sturgis on February 24, In life he loved well. Don was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Vicki; and one brother, Scott. By the age of four, Ed Hawks knew that he was born to be a cattleman. He fulfilled his childhood dream until he passed away on Sunday, February 25, , of natural causes on the ranch that he loved.

He attended first through eighth grades at Plainview School and attended and graduated from Sturgis Brown High School in He received an honorable discharge in the fall of , and returned to the family ranch. He spent the ensuing years passionately improving his registered Hereford breed. Ed waited patiently to find the perfect wife for him. While attending his 20 year class reunion, Ed found her in his high school classmate, Gloria LeLaCheur.

Gloria changed Ed's life by introducing him to golf, bowling, white water rafting which he still did in blue jeans , parasailing, and lots of other travel and crazy adventures. She showed Ed that there was another world beyond the ranch. Ed changed Gloria's life by sharing his faith with her and her children.

He was an active member in the Church of Christ. Ed carried on his father's fudge making tradition and rewarded his bull buyers with a tin of fudge. Ed's fudge was a staple at the community potlucks and he was proud that his son, Bryan, is carrying on the family tradition. Ed never complained and was always optimistic. Ed loved spending time with friends and family and especially loved his role as Papa Eddie to his two grandchildren.

He recently taught his granddaughter to play Cribbage and he never got tired of spending time around the kitchen table playing cards. Ed recently discovered Facebook and would spend hours "friending" people he knew, and people he didn't. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Mildred Hawks. Burial will follow at Bear Butte Cemetery. He was the 2nd of 8 children. He always enjoyed the country life. He enjoyed showing cattle, dairy, and horses. He was an avid agronomist.

He loved haying at the Bryant place. He worked for many friends and neighbors haying and on their ranches during high school.

He always worried about his mom and would help her pay bills in HS during the tough times. He proudly began his adventure of a Seed Technologist in California for 3 years but his heart was still in South Dakota with his family. He then went to work at Huron then to Madison.

He had a passion for his job. He would rattle off grass names and talk of seeds in his sleep. He missed many family functions out west because he had a germination test or something going on at work that he knew he had to get done. He was as giving as his mother, Ida. If someone needed it more than him, he would give what he had.

If they needed a place to stay, his door was always open. He always enjoyed going to darts with Diana Finch, family, and his friends. He tried to get out to the state dart tournaments every year. He loved to visit and tell stories. Visitation will be Wednesday, February 21, from 4: Visitation will be Thursday, February 22, from 5: Burial will follow at Hope Cemetery in Newell. He attended the 4 Mile rural school for 8 years and made it through 8 weeks of high school before he and a friend decided to quit and walked the 25 miles home to the ranch.

He and Leah Pflaumer were married December 29, To this union, three children were born. Leah passed away from cancer in Ed continued on the ranch with the help of his grandson, Dustin, until Then because of aches and pains, Ed got a hired man and moved into the townhouse he had built. It was very difficult for him to move to Sturgis and leave the ranch that was his entire life. He was very proud of all he had accomplished with the improvements and the adding of land to the ranch.

He still worked in the field last summer raking hay and checking on heifers. He was talking about buying bulls and calving right up until the time he passed away.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Leah Poss; a son, Roger Allen Poss; and an infant daughter. Funeral services will be held at 2: Rolland graduated from Rapid City High School in He was drafted into the Army in and discharged in In , he married Laura Price and they had 3 children. Rolland worked his entire life in HVAC. Rolland enjoyed fishing, haying, and tending his cattle.

Memorial contributions can be made to Big Bend Presbyterian Church. She was the 2nd of 9 children. She was raised on the Bryant ranch and attended a one room schoolhouse in Pleasant Valley. Ida married Frank Goff in In their union, 7 children were born. Ida married Charlie Tryon on July 17, Her and her children moved to the Tryon ranch at Deers Ears. She enjoyed being a wife, mother, and the ranch life. Charlie passed away in Ida lived the rest of her life caring for poultry, horses, bum lambs, and cows.

Ida enjoyed visiting with everyone. She was a very giving woman. She would give her last dollar to someone if she thought they needed it more. Her needs were very small. She loved getting together, but always wanted to get back to her animals at the ranch. The cows became very important. She would call them her children. Many cows wore tags with family members' names. Even age would not slow her down. She still chopped ice for the cows and burned wood. When anyone would tell her to slow down, she would say, "If I die doing things on the ranch, I will die happy.

Ida, 75, Newell, died Wednesday, February 7, , at her ranch. Visitation will be Sunday, February 11, from 5: Funeral services will be held Monday, February 12, , at He attended elementary and junior high school at Joan of Arc school, a half mile from the family farm and graduated from Groton High School in He joined the United States Air Force after high school and served as a flight crewman for medical evacuations during the Vietnam War.

They moved back to Groton, SD, where he worked on the family farm until , when he enrolled in the Denver Automotive and Diesel School studying diesel mechanics. After completing his degree, he returned to SD and worked as construction and feedlot foreman for Delzer Construction in Spearfish. Kurtz Trucking and ran his company for many years. In addition to over the road trucking, he loved to help family and friends doing any projects and building things. He spent many hours working with his children and grandchildren sharing his skills and knowledge.

He was completely devoted to his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. After a brief but fierce fight, he passed away in the hospice unit in the VA hospital at Ft. He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Myrtle.

Services will be held Friday, February 9, , at He was the 9th of 10 children and grew up on the family ranch 3 miles east of Reva, SD. Willie and his siblings attended Jefferson and Reva country schools. In , he graduated from Hetttinger High School. Willie married Venoy Idella Smith February 6, They raised 4 children on the family ranch where 2 children, Pete and Laura, continue the family operation to this day.

In , Willie was named "Outstanding Young Rancher. Willie was always busy. When he had everything in order at home, he and Bob did custom farming, haying, and corn chopping for the neighbors. Willie enjoyed local history and was excited to help with the Harding County history books, taking a special interest in the churches and cemeteries.

In , Willy was paralyzed in a tractor accident as he was getting ready for spring planting. Memorial services are scheduled for 3 p. She was raised in Seminole and married Glenn R. Carmack in Okemah on Dec. They would have celebrated their 60 th wedding anniversary on Xmas day.

Lee was a wonderful hostess. Each evening before dinner it was a ritual that Lee and Glenn made a toast to each other — "Cheers my dear.

Lee was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Glenda Ann Punky Hill. Memorial donations may be made to Heartland Hospice of Norman, N. Funeral services for Wewoka resident Maedean Bruner Carolina are scheduled for 1 p. Saturday at Wewoka Church of Christ. Carolina, 73, died Wednesday, Dec. She was a member of Wewoka Church of Christ. She married Ural "Sonny" Carolina in Shawnee and the couple had nine children.

Services for Jackie "Jack" Carpitcher, 80, Ada, are scheduled for 2 p. George Harjochee and Webster Fixico officiating. Burial follows at Carpitcher Family Cemetery. Wake services will be 6 p. Carpitcher died Tuesday, Sept. Jack played baseball as a hindcatcher and had his own team.

He and his brother and uncles built the first ball diamond at the Mekusukey Mission. Survivors include one son, W. Funeral services will be held for Wewoka resident Dorothy Jean Carter at 2 p. Friday at the Assembly of God in Holdenville with Rev. There will be a visitation time from 7 to 8 p. Dorothy Jean Carter of Wewoka passed away on Nov.

She was born on June 16, to William A. She married George T. Carter on June 8, in Holdenville. Their home was in numerous places throughout the country, and they moved back to Wewoka in and had lived there since that time. Her last job was working as a secretary for the State of Oklahoma Insurance Commission.

She is survived by her husband George T. Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Mack Earl Carter are scheduled for 2 p. Thursday at Little Chapel with Hershel Morgan officiating. Carter, 81, of Glenpool, died Sunday, May 29, at home. He was a veteran and of the Baptist faith. Surviving is daughter Joyce Hargrove of Glenpool, two grandsons and three great-grandchildren.

Messages of condolences may be sent online to the funeral home website at www. Graveside services for Bette L. Lowe Cass are scheduled for 2 p. Bette departed from this life on Aug. She died of complications from brain cancer.

Her husband Charles Bennett Cass preceded her in death in They had been married 49 years. She belonged to the Eastern Star and she and Charles served on many committees for Maud. Bette was a very loving and giving person and will be missed and loved by her family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the American Cancer Society. Lowe Cass departed from this life on Aug. Bette died of complications from brain cancer. Funeral services for Seminole resident Ellis David Casteel are scheduled for Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

He married Louise Klaus on July 14, , in Eufaula; she survives him, of the home. Other survivors include three sons, J. Casteel, Earlsboro, David Casteel, Konawa, and Virgil Casteel, Eufaula; two daughters, Nora Dunlap and Teresa Lanier, both of Oklahoma City; 19 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren and six great-great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Faye Casteel, who died Dec. He was also preceded in death by four sisters, three brothers and two gandsons, Johnny Casteel and Roger Don Leaf. Funeral services for Wewoka graduate W. He was an active member of Toastmasters and had an interest in music, photography, and traveling. He was preceded in death by his father, Bob, in , and his uncle, Roland, in Funeral services for the father of Seminole resident Mike Chambless were held at 2 p.

James Densman and Rev. Chambless, 81, died Friday, Feb. He was awarded a presidential citation for his actions. Roberts, which was involved in the largest sea battle in naval history, the Battle of Leyte Gulf in the Philippines.

He received the Purple Heart Award for his wounds. While on home leave he met Norma Jo Dickerson and they married Dec. After the war, he used his Navy signalman skills to launch a new career with the Santa Fe Railroad until his retirement in Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Reetha Mae Chase are scheduled for 2 p.

He preceded her in death Dec. Messages of condolence may be sent online at the funeral home website at www. Services for long time Wolf resident Ralph Homer Cherry are set for 2 p.

Carl Whitfield officiating, burial will follow at Wolf Cemetery. He received the Asiatic Pacific service medal, good conduct medal and the Philippine liberation medal. He was a self-employed welder for Arco and pipeline for many years. His parents, wife of 50 years Jessie Belle Cherry in , two sons and two sisters precede him in death.

One very special friend and caregiver Carol Williams of Seminole also survives him. Honorary bearers will be Gerald Davis, J. Graveside service for Maud native Horace Thomas "H. Saturday at Cummings Cemetery with Glen Williams officiating. A veteran of the U. Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Agatha C. Colvin Christian are scheduled for 2 p.

Monday at rest Haven memorial Gardens with Rev. Carl Whitfield to officiating. Christian, 80, died Thursday, Dec. Wake services will be at 7 p. Chupco, 80, died Tuesday, Feb.

He married Lucille Tiger on Oct. Chupco served in the United States Army and retired Sept. He served for 20 years with the Airborne Division, including the 82 nd Airborne, st Airborne, Regimental Combat and 12 air assaults. He was also a master parachutist, during which time he has two children that were army brats. Following his retirement from the army he retired from General Motors as an inspector in , then he worked at the Seminole Wrangler plant in the maintenance department for four years.

His parents; one son, James Chupco Sr. Surviving is his wife of the home; one daughter, Phyllis Platta of Mescalero, N. A memorial service for longtime Seminole resident Patricia "Pat" Church are set for 2 p. Church died Saturday, Jan. She is preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Eddie Wensauer; and sister, Jean Keener. Church is survived by one son, Bill Northcutt, Davenport; three daughters: Funeral service for Seminole resident Sylvia "Ruth" Clifton are scheduled for 11 a.

Sylvia "Ruth" Clifton passed away Saturday, Oct. She was born Aug. She was married to John William Clifton, he preceded her in death on Jan. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Johnny A.

Ten grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great grandchildren, one great-great-great grandchild, two step great-grandchildren and three step great-great grandchildren also survive her.

Clifton, 54, died Sunday, Aug. Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Juanita Cline were held today at 2 p. Tommy Clark and Chaplain Donnie Knight officiating. Cline, 88, died Sunday, Sept. He was born July 1, in Bowlegs to Sam L. He married Inez Nichols on Oct. Cluck served in the United States Army th field artillery Battalion 45 th Division from — He served active duty during World War II from — Cluck of California and Sam A.

Cluck of Wewoka; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She was born March 22, , in Konawa, Okla.

Nero and Jannet Ransom Nero. Georgia retired from the Konawa School system after 24 years of dedicated service. Her love for the Lord and dedication was exemplified during her various roles at church clerk, treasurer, Sunday School superintendent, Sunday School teacher and member of the trustee board. Georgia showed love to everyone she met and she will always be remembered by her beautiful smile.

The Lord picked another rose from His garden of life on Sunday, Jan. Funeral services will be 11 a. Tuesday at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Coker, age 59, died Saturday, Oct. He was born Nov. He was a member of the Gar Creek Ceremonial Ground. He worked for The Seminole Nation Casino where he worked in maintenance. Services for Seminole native George Coker are scheduled for 2 p. A longtime resident of Vacaville, Calif.

She married Arville J. Collins in Konawa on April 9, Collins was a teacher and a homemaker. She received her teaching certification and taught public school until She is survived by three daughters, Katherine A. Shaw of Norman, Alice N. Fallis of Wichita, Kan. Gerber of Goodyear, Ariz. Funeral services Jerry Leon Collinsworth are scheduled for Friday at Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

On May 30, Jerry Leon Collinsworth left behind his family and friends to go home to a better place. He passed at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa due to massive internal injuries from an oil field accident. Leon was born Sept. He trained horses for most of his life along with working in the oil field. Leon was preceded in death by his mother, Johnnie Collinsworth, and sister, Shirley Evon Collinsworth.

Leon will be greatly missed by six brothers-in-law, two sisters-in-law, eight grandkids, 27 nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.

A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a. Conger died Wednesday, Feb. She was born on July 19, in Milwaukee, Wis. She married James Wayne Conger on Nov. Conger was a schoolteacher at Moore Public Schools for 25 years and was a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services for Konawa resident Frank Tyson Coody are set for 1 p. Wake services were scheduled to be held Saturday and Sunday evening at 6: Coody is survived by his parents; paternal grandfather Rev.

A memorial service for former Seminole resident, Irma "Granny" Cook was held at 2 p. Cook, age 70 of Washington, Okla. Cook was raised in the country and attended school in Wolf.

She started her family at a young age and spent her younger years as a housewife and mother. After her children were older, she worked 10 years for Seminole Jr.

College in the snack bar before retiring in She enjoyed working in the snack bar and getting to know the students and listening to their stories. Surviving is one son, Jack Schornick of Bay St.

Graveside services for Seminole resident Jess R. Coppedge are scheduled for 2 p. The family is set to receive friends at Swearingen Funeral Home tonight from 6 p. Swearingen Funeral Home is handling arrangements. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Rex and Marty Coppedge of Fairview, Texas; three grandchildren and their spouses, Dr. Mitchell Coppedge of Chickasha, Kelly C. Graveside services for father of Wewoka resident Anita Dobbs are scheduled for 2 p. Funeral services for the infant son of Clinton and Tracie Cornett of Seminole are scheduled for He was born January 17, in Shawnee.

Surviving him are his parents and two sisters, Skyla and Patience Cornett, all of the home; maternal grandparents —Steve and Dusty Ramos of Montreal, Mo. Funeral service for grandfather of Wewoka resident Aaron Watashe, Charlie Cosar are scheduled for 2 p. Tuesday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel. Wake services are scheduled for 6 p. Monday at Stout-Phillips Chapel. Services will be under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

He married Amanda Randall. She proceeded him in death in January of Wake services are scheduled for Sunday, April 3 at 6: Officiating the services will be Pastor Billy Coon. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jay Cotanny. Graveside services for lifelong Konawa resident Mohana Jo Cotner are set for Cotner was married to Billy Mack Musick, who preceded her in death in February She later married Michael A.

Cotner in January , and he preceded her in death in September Besides her husbands, Cotner was preceded in death by her parents, and one sister, Barbara Sue Gregg.

Graveside services for Maud resident Ethel Lucile Cotterman are scheduled for Cotterman was born July 18, , in Clarion, Pa. Miller and Adda Vogel Miller. She was a homemaker. Her husband, Harold Cotterman, preceded her in death in October Her parents and her son, Frances Cotterman also preceded her.

Graveside services for longtime Wewoka resident Pearl Edith Coursey are scheduled for 2 p. Coursey, 94, died Thursday, Oct. She was born in Hot Springs, Ark on Oct. At the age of five her family and four other families made a five-month trip in covered wagon to Wewoka. She and Elmer "Casey" Coursey were married Sept. Casey preceded her in death Feb. Coursey worked for the Big Yank Company in Wewoka for 32 years. Soon after retirement she moved to Shawnee, where she resided until entering McLoud Nursing center in March of She spent much of her time reading the Bible and crocheting dresses for more than dolls, which she gave to residents, staff and many children.

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Wanda Mae Cox are scheduled for 10 a. She was born in Wetumka on Nov. Funeral services for Wewoka resident Billy Gene Croce are scheduled for 6 p. Sunday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel. A graveside service is planned with interment for 2 p. Monday at Earls Chapel cemetery in Jacksonville, Texas.

He was born May 7, in Baldhill, Okla. Croce worked as a millwright at Armco Steel Company, a steel manufacturing company, in Houston, Texas until he retired in and was a Jehovah Witness. His parents, wife, two sons Billy D.

Croce and Lee Reeves, one brother Leonard Croce and an infant sister all preceded him in death. Honorary bearers will be Chad Taylor and Rick Kiser. Travace passed away Tuesday, Sept. He was raised in the Holdenville and Wewoka areas, and had lived here all of his life. Travace enjoyed collecting motorcycles and cars and had good mechanical skills. He had been going to the Cerebral Palsy Center for many years and to know him was to love him.

Funeral services for Stuart resident Benjamin Cullum are scheduled for 2 p. Walter Kuhlman and Rev. Rick Madron will officiate with George Holt acting as honorary pallbearer. Cullum, 57, died Sunday, Dec. He attended schools in Bowlegs, and later his family moved to the Holdenville area. Cullum worked in the oilfield for several years and later worked as an automotive mechanic and carpenter. His father, Benjamin Cullum; his mother and stepfather, Lizzie and Sidney Hudson; granddaughter, Stephanie Berry; grandson, Tristen Kibby; five sisters and five brothers preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; five children, Katy Martin of Langdon, Kan. Funeral services for former Seminole resident Joe Cully are scheduled for 2 p. Thursday at the Stout-Phillips Chapel.

Cully passed away on Sunday, Feb. Joe grew up in the Seminole County area and graduated from Bowlegs Schools in He married Frances George Cully on Aug. In addition five brothers, Johnny Wilson of Kadoka, S. She married Walter "Tay" Dansby on Oct. In addition two sisters, Omega Lee Davis and Lucille Thompson of Ardmore; 23 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren also survive her.

Paul Baptist Church of Wewoka with the Rev. Darden died Wednesday, Dec. She graduated from the Wewoka school system in and later became a schoolteacher at Wewoka. In , she married Lawrence C. She taught all levels of education throughout her career including collegiate course work at Southern University in Baton Rouge, La.

Survivors include her four children; one brother, George Coleman; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services for former Seminole resident Richard D. Darr are scheduled for 10 a. Darr, 62, of Midwest City died Sunday, Nov. He was born in Seminole Aug. After his retirement he spent many days at the lake on his houseboat. He truly enjoyed the lake and fishing. He also enjoyed cooking and perfected his very own BBQ recipes for anyone who wanted to eat.

Richard enjoyed spending time with his family and friends during the countless occasions he had cooked for them. His famous ribs will be greatly missed.

We will all miss you so much. The family would like to offer special thanks to the following for all of their help and understanding: Mark Weitzel and Dr. Raman, along with all of their staff and St. And special thanks for Roy for his help, understanding and love for the last 30 days. Monday at Spring Baptist Church with Rev. Frank Moppin and Rev. Annabelle, 74, passed away Thursday, Sept. She married Arthur R.

She has 25 great-grandchildren and they include: Coker; grandson, Claude Burgess, Jr. She worked as a bilingual teacher for Sasakwa Schools for many years. She then worked for several years as a provider in the Sasakwa area. A wake will be held at 7 p. Tuesday until service time on Wednesday. Davis, 48, died Wednesday, Dec.

Davis was ordained a minister at Okmulgee Baptist Church and formerly served as minister at several area churches. He also served in the Oklahoma National Guard. Davis, 35, died Sunday, Sept. Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Marjorie C. Davis are scheduled for 10 a. Davis, 83, died Saturday, Feb. She was born in Fairfax on Aug. Davis on June 23, in Carmi, Ill. He preceded her in death on April 1, Graveside services for Wewoka resident Mary Louise Davis are scheduled for 11 a.

Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery with John Dillinger to officiate. Davis, 75, died in a local hospital. She married Jack E. Funeral services for lifetime Konawa resident Melva Jean Davis were held today at 11 a. Davis, 73, died Friday, Jan. She was a cook for 20 years and a LPN for 10 years. Davis was a member of the Assembly of God Church. In her life with us she was a devoted wife, loving mother, wonderful grandmother, supportive sister, and a great friend to all.

She had many passions of interest in her 87 years; dancing the Charleston, oil painting, playing bridge, sewing, drinking Coca Cola, taking international trips, loving her grandchildren and flying were just a few. Imogene was also active as a delegate to the 3 rd Congressional District Democratic Caucus.

Imogene was active in her community as a Cub Scout den mother, a Methodist Youth Fellowship teacher, counselor, church camp sponsor, and for 22 years a hospital Pink Lady. On March 3, , Imogene closed her earthly eyes, took the hand of God, and awakened in Heaven. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bill Dawson, Sr. Funeral Service is scheduled for 10 a. Dearen died Saturday, Oct. She was 95 years old and her home in Sasakwa.

Dearen was a homemaker and also sold Stanley Products. She is survived by one daughter, Delaine Livesay of Sasakwa; 10 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great grandchildren. Deatherage, 67, died Saturday, Feb.

He was married on Sept. Surviving him is his wife, two sons, Jerry Deatherage and Christopher Deatherage, all of the home. Funeral services for Wewoka resident Opalene "Opal" Degge were scheduled for 2 p. Larry Chesser was set to officiate.

Her great grandsons were set to be pallbearers and her grandsons were set to be her honorary pallbearers. Devore, 76, died Friday, Aug. He was born July 18, in Parsons, Kan. Devore and Frances Minseau Devore. Devore moved to Seminole from Iowa in Surviving is his wife of the home; four sons, Dale Devore jr.

Visitation for the Mt. Dicken died Tuesday, Aug. He worked a variety of jobs including restaurant owner and service station mechanic. Memorial services for former Seminole resident Don E. Dixon for 11 a. Funeral services for Lee Edward Dockrey of Shawnee are scheduled for 2 p. Charles Higgins to officiate. He is the brother of Wewoka resident Gerald Dockrey and has lived most of his life in the Johnson Community, northeast of Shawnee.

Interment will follow the services at Johnson Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home. Dockrey, 77, died Thursday, Aug. Pleasant Baptist Church in Shawnee. He was a deacon at the same church for several years. Surviving is one son, Robert E. Saturday at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel, Rev. Robert had worked for his grandparents at McDaniel Casing Pulling from He was also a firefighter for Seminole Fire Dept.

He was also a respiratory therapist since and worked at Valley View Hospital in Ada, until his death. Robert was a member of the Seminole Jaycees and of the Oklahoma Jaycees. One of his biggest loves was in being one of the main organizers of the Seminole Gospel Singing Association for the past 34 years. Honorary bearers are Dr. Box , Seminole, A Marine Corps private, just finished with his basic training, died Saturday morning in a traffic accident near his home in Chester, Va.

A report from the Chesterfield County Police Department stated that his accident occurred in the block of Meadowville Road at 9: Dommert, 19, was driving a Ford Probe two-door coupe, which ran off the road and stuck a tree. He joined the Marines after one semester of college and left just after Christmas for basic training at Parris Island, S. Dommert said her son had been home for 10 days and was working with his father for the present.

His funeral service is scheduled for 11 a. Alvin Small Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6: Wednesday at the House of Prayer. Dooley, 91, was born in Konawa Feb.

She married Tom Holbert Dooley on Feb.

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