BOBBY JOE ELLIOTT
Funeral Services for Bobby Joe Elliott, 79, Clinton resident will be held 2:00p.m., Monday, September 22, 2014 in the Kiesau Memorial Chapel officiated by Doyle Kinney. Burial will follow in the Arapaho Cemetery under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.
Bobby Joe Elliott was born May 8, 1935 to Carl Leroy Elliott and Cecil (Weir) Elliott In Leedey, OK and lost his battle to cancer on Monday, September 15, 2014 in his Clinton home.
Bobby started his young life in Lions, Kansas where he started school. His dad passed away when Bobby was a young boy and the family moved to Clinton, Oklahoma. Bobby continued his schooling in the Clinton Public Schools graduating in 1954. Bobby excelled in Industrial Arts in shop and many of the skills he learned there were used throughout his life.
He married Eva Snider on December 19, 1954 in Weatherford, OK. She his soul mate of nearly 50 years.
In 1956 Bobby went to work at the State Highway Department and spent the majority of his working years there. He worked for Milchem Inc. during the earlier oilfield years then went back to the Highway Department until his retirement. After retirement, Bobby worked for the City of Clinton for a number of years and then helped his grandson Robert at Beaver Express.
Bobby was always successful at most activities, he has trophy's and certificates for his participation in golfing, racing, playing pool and his southwest Playhouse trophy's says, "Best Character Actor-Sophi." The obvious winner in his interest is racing, this has untied the generations, Carl, Robert and Race in a common lifetime interest.
Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, in infant son Rodney, daughter in law, Angie (Thornton) Elliott, great-grandson Darren Ernst, in laws, Berna and Frieda Snider and their children, Waneta, R.C., Lloyd and Orville, and Duane.
He is survived by his wife, of the home, son, Carl Elliott, grandson Robert Elliott and his wife Deann, great-grandson, Race Elliott all of Clinton, one sister Carlene Gravlee and Gerald of Chattanooga, Oklahoma, two brothers, Jack Elliott and Dorothy of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Larry Dodson and Lee-Lee, of Yukon, OK his brothers and sisters in law, Doris Maxine and Gordon, and many nieces and nephews and other relatives.
Funeral Services for Shyla (Carr) Brehm, 35, former Arapaho resident, now of Whitesboro, TX will be held 10:00a.m., Wednesday, September 17, 2014 in the First Church of God, officiated by Rev. Roy Dobbs. Burial will conclude in the Arapaho Cemetery under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.
Shyla Denee (Carr) Brehm was born January 19, 1979 to Ray Carlton Carr and Rita MarLynn (O'Dell) Carr in Thomas, Oklahoma and passed away unexpectedly Thursday, September 11, 2014 in the Baylor Hospital Emergency Room in Grapevine, TX. Shyla had just returned from a trip to Africa where she had climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro.
She started to school in Gotebo, Oklahoma and her family moved back to Arapaho in the second grade. While attended Arapaho Schools she was a star athlete on the Lady Indian Basketball team, member of the senior academic team, president of FHA and a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
She fell in love and soon married Jason Brehm on July 25, 1998 in Clinton, OK.
She continued her education at Redlands College in El Reno, OK and received her Registered Nurses.
Shyla and Jason were blessed with the arrival of their first son Carson David Brehm on May 20, 2008 and another son Caden Aaron Brehm on August 16, 2010. She will always be remembered by her beautiful smile, her quick wit, and sense of humor. She loved fast cars, loud music and spending time with her family, especially her sons and her niece, Adrianna.
She is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Boyd and Deloris O'Bell, Uncle David Wayne Carr and her godson, Brent Aaron McGhee.
She is survived by her husband, Jason, and two sons, of the home, her parents, Ray and Rita Carr, of Vernon, TX, sisters, Kerrastan Carr Cortez and husband, Gilbert, of Dallas, TX and Kelsey Carr Davis and husband, Jared, of Howe, TX, a niece Adrianna Carr Cortez, of Dallas, TX; her grandparents, W.C. and Lucille Carr of Vernon, TX, Aunt Terrie and Uncle Glenn McGhee, of Wheeler, TX and multitude of other aunts, uncles, and cousins.
KENNETH L. SHEPARD
Funeral Services for Kenneth L. Shepard, 84, Clinton resident will be held 2:00p.m., Tuesday, September 16, 2014 in the Christ Community Church (on the corner of Lera and East Main) in Weatherford, OK, officiated by Pastor Gary Miller. Burial will conclude in the Mound Valley Cemetery in Thomas, OK.
Kenneth Lee Shepard was born July 23, 1930 to George D. and Gradle (Ballew) Shepard in Custer City, Oklahoma and passed away early Saturday, September 13, 2014 in the Integris Clinton Regional Hospital in Clinton, OK.
Kenneth was raised and attended school in Custer City. He was married to June Marie Miller on July 5, 1953 in Thomas, OK. He began a career with Rock Island Rail Road in 1955 and worked as a lineman for over 22 years retiring in 1977. He was also the owner and operator of Shepard and Sons Honey Farm. He has delivered honey all over Western, Oklahoma and parts of Kansas.
He was a faithful and active member of the Christ Community Church in Weatherford, he enjoyed fishing with his son and grandsons, working in his yard and garden and was well known for his watermelons.
He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Harley Shepard and a sister, Veria Shepard Walker.
He is survived by his wife, June, of the home, a son, Kendall Lee Shepard and wife, Kathy, of Clinton, three daughters, Keryl Shepard Lacy, and Debbie Shepard Kauk and husband, Duane, both of Clinton and Dianne Dee Shepard Lovelady and husband Mick, of Edmond, OK.
He is also survived by eight grandchildren, Lori Lacy Talley, Kendra Shepard Martin, Sarah Shepard McKInley, Amy Shepard Tilley, Seth Lovelady, Lexie Lovelady Beavers, Jay Brooks Braffett and Chase Shepard Kauk; and eight great grandchildren.
The family has suggested those wanting to give a memorial contribution may do so to the Christ Community Church, PO Box, Weatherford, OK 73096 or Voice of the Martyrs, P O Box 443, Bartlesville, OK 74005.
A funeral service for Minnie Beall-Harder, 87, former Clinton resident will be held 2:00p.m., Monday, September 15, 2014 in the Kiesau-Memorial Chapel, officiated by Michael Jennings. Burial will conclude in the Clinton Cemetery under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.
CYNTHIA FAYE CAMPBELL
A Memorial services for Cynthia Faye Campbell, 58, Butler resident was held 10:00a.m. Thursday, September 11, 2014 in the Butler Fellowship Church in Butler, OK officiated by Pastor Roger Comstock and under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home. By her request the body will be cremated.
Cynthia Faye Campbell was born June 22, 1958 to Cloyd and Iona (Roachell) Campbell in Los Angeles, CA and passed away Saturday, September 6, 2014 in the Deaconess Hospital in Oklahoma City.
Cynthia was raised and attended school in California. She worked as a professional Mud Wrestler until she was in her early 20's. She moved to Oklahoma and settled in the Clinton and Butler area and she had worked at the Clinton Veteran's Center, CTC Laundry and the Weatherford Walmart Stores.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Marvin Campbell.
She was an avid movies fan, playing CD's and loved to watch Championship Wrestling.
She is survived by two daughters, Amanda Winingham and husband Jonathan, of Butler and Amy Campbell and husband Joseph Ray, of Lahoma, OK,a sister, Jo Andazola, of Butler and three brothers, Frank Campbell and wife, Wilma, of Fallon, NV, Jack Campbell, of El Reno, OK, and Mike Campbell and wife, Sherry, of Stockton, CA.
She is also survived by 10 grandchildren.
JESSE WAYNE PARKER
Jesse Wayne Parker, 91, a Dill City resident and farmer, passed away on Sunday, September 7, 2014. Funeral Services for Jesse Parker were held this afternoon on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in Dill City, OK under the direction of Musick-Varner Funeral Home in Cordell, OK.
BERTIE LEE GILLIAM
Service for Bertie Lee Gilliam, 86, was planned for 10:00a.m., Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at the Church of Christ, 11th Street, Sentinel, Oklahoma with Mark Bailey officiating. Burial followed at the Sentinel Cemetery. Arrangements were made under the direction of the Stanley Lee Funeral Home in Clinton, Oklahoma.
Bertie was born May 27, 1928 on a farm in Harmon County, Oklahoma to William E. and Katherine (Dudley) Gilliam. He passed away Saturday, September 6, 2014 in his home in Clinton, Oklahoma. He was raised in Gould, Oklahoma and attended Ron country school for 6 years. He enjoyed putting in a garden and caring in it. He also enjoyed fishing; but his favorite past time was building and flying his own airplane. He did not have a pilot license but he loved to fly his own plane. He was a diesel mechanic and welder. He was employed at Graves Manufacturing and Oklahoma Department of Transportation.
He married Dorothy Sexton on December 22, 1948 and they made their home in Clinton, Oklahoma. They have one son, Curtis Gilliam of Clinton and two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He also has five sisters.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and two brothers.