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Lucille F. Smith

September 19, 1916 - June 6, 2010

Mrs. Lucille F. Smith, age 93, Public Service Company of Oklahoma customer service agent, passed from this life at her home Sunday, June 6, 2010. Mrs. Smith was born to James and Maude (Taylor) Morris on September 9, 1919 in Gassville, Arkansas. She and Leonard Paul Smith were united in marriage on September 22, 1934 in Mt. Home, Arkansas. She was employed with the Public Service Company for...
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Lloyd Edward Hudson

January 8, 1925 - June 2, 2010

Rev. Lloyd Ed. Hudson, age 85, retired Assembly of God minister died Wednesday, June 2, 2010 in the V.A. Hospital in Oklahoma City. Funeral service will be held on Friday, June 4, 2010 in the sanctuary of the Woodlake Assembly of God Church with Rev. Bob Potter officiating. Pallbearers will be Ebb Moton, Phil Kaase, Vince Kaase, Clint Stice, Garrett Hood and Eric Hood. Burial will be in the...
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Delmar Mulkey

May 10, 1920 - May 17, 2010

Delmar Mulkey, age 90, retired electrician for SUNOCO Oil Company died Monday evening in the St. John Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 2:00 p.m. in the Ninde Woodland Chapel with Rev. William L. Hester, Jr. of Southern Hills Baptist Church officiating. Pallbearers will be Craig Mulkey, Jearld McAfee, Danny Castleberry, Bob Mulkey, Johnny Rae Mulkey, Jim Shonka and...
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Bobby Jack Bolt

March 31, 1937 - May 17, 2010

Bobby Jack bolt was born on March 31, 1937 to Andrew J. and Edna Morris Bolt in Crescent, Oklahoma. He passed away on May 17, 2010 in Seminole, Oklahoma. Bobby was baptized in the Baptist Church at a young age. Bobby has lived in Tulsa, Okmulgee, and Henryetta before moving to Seminole Care and Rehab on October 17, 2001 in Seminole, Oklahoma. His special caregiver in Seminole was Brenda White...
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Terry Sue Kerr

July 16, 1949 - May 7, 2010

Terry Kerr was born July 16, 1949, in Tulsa to Walter and Zelda Thompson. She passed from this life Friday, May 7, 2010, in Tulsa at the age of 60. Terry grew up in Tulsa and graduated from Tulsa Central High School in 1967. She went on to earn a master's degree in education from Northeastern State University. She began her career as a special education teacher with Sapulpa Public Schools...
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Margaret Lavon Hudson

March 12, 1918 - April 12, 2010

On Monday, April 12, 2010 the Lord took our earthly Angel, Margaret Hudson home to heaven. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. in the Southpark Community Church with Pastor Tom Hopkins officiating. Pallbearers will be Jerry Hudson, Richard Bennett, David English, Mike Thesenvitz Tommy Stamps and Kenneth Logsdon . Internment will be in the Floral Haven Memorial Gardens...
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Sophia Grace Ingram

November 27, 1944 - March 26, 2010

Sophia Grace Ingram, 85, died Friday, March 26, 2010 in St. John Medical Center. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, April 3, 2010, in the Sterling Cemetery in Sterling, Kansas. Mrs. Ingram was born on November 27, 1924 in Selman, Oklahoma to Charlie Henry and Mary Margaret (Row) Wolfe. She and James H. Grogan were married on June 24, 1944, he preceded her in death on February 1, 1962,...
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Elizabeth Mae Deardorff

September 18, 1918 - March 26, 2010

Elizabeth Mae Deardorff, 91, lifelong resident of Tulsa died Friday morning at her home. Memorial service will be held on Friday, April 2, at 10:00 AM. in the Ninde Brookside Chapel. A memorial has been establish in Mrs. Deardorff's name for those who wish to remember her may do so to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Tulsa Affiliate, 5110 South Yale Avenue, Suite 415, Tulsa, OK 74135 Mrs....
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Patricia James Baxter

February 7, 1940 - March 26, 2010

Pat Baxter, 70, resident of Tulsa, died Friday, March 26, at her home. Memoiral service will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 am in the Ninde Brookside Chapel. Mrs. Baxter was born on February 7, 1940 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Ralph and Edria (McMurray) James. She and Tom Baxter were united in marriage on June 9, 1961 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She earned her Master's degree in Psychology and...
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Richard Morton Garrison

April 22, 1944 - March 18, 2010

Richard Morton Garrison was born April 22, 1944 in Cortez, Colorado to Sylvester Emic and Pearl Josephine (Wills) Garrison and passed from this life March 18, 2010 at the age of 65. In 1962 he graduated high school from Central High School in Tulsa as an honor student. Upon graduation from high school Richard served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. On his return stateside he...
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Marie Violet Fritz

September 21, 1914 - March 16, 2010

Marie Violet Fritz passed from this life on Tuesday, March 16, 2010. She was born on September 21, 1914 in Parthenon, AR, the fifth child to Pearl (Culbertson) Hudson and Rufus Calvin Hudson. Marie was one of eight children; four boys and four girls who grew up on a beautiful hilltop farm outside of Jasper, AR. After graduating from Jasper High School in 1931, Marie attended Russellville...
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Mike Ryder

February 11, 1960 - March 15, 2010

Michael Ely 'Mike' Ryder, Jr., 50, of Tulsa died Monday, March 15, 2010 at his home in Tulsa. Memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 25, at 10:00 a.m., in the Ninde Brookside Chapel with Rev. Tommy McLaurin, pastor of Evangelical Temple Church officiating. Inurnment will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday in the Ft. Gibson National Cemetery in Ft. Gibson, Oklahoma. Mike was...
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Joseph C. Prater

March 27, 1923 - March 14, 2010

Prater, Joseph C., age 86, passed from this life on Sunday, March 14, 2010. He was born on March 27, 1923 in Kingston, OK to Benjamin and Winnie (Yarbrough) Prater. Mr. Prater worked in commercial property management at Utica Square and Southroads Mall and later operated his own building maintenance business. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII and was a POW held in Romania. Mr....
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Earline B. Foster

September 13, 1929 - March 12, 2010

Earline Foster was born on 9/13/29 on an oil lease near Alpers, Oklahoma, and was the first born child of Vernie and Alvin Price. A few years later Earline made room for her baby brother, Ted Price. During World War II the family moved to Tulsa to support the war effort and all the women of the family who were of working age lent their support alongside the men as 'Rosie the Riveters.' ...
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Shirley Francis

April 7, 1923 - March 11, 2010

Shirley R. Francis, house-designer and builder, died March 11, 2010 in Austin, Texas. Shirley was born in Tulsa April 7, 1923 the daughter of prominent Tulsa attorney, Hal F. Rambo and Alice J. Rambo, founding librarian of the Tulsa County Law Library. Her grandparents were former Oklahoma Territorial Treasurer Cassius W. Rambo and Alice J. Rambo, and William S. and Josephine Spencer, Oklahoma...
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Albert F. Passiglia

April 3, 1928 - March 9, 2010

Albert F. Passiglia, 81, died March 9, 2010. He was born April 3, 1928 in Kansas City, MO. He was the third son to Charles Vincent and Noreene Agnes (O'Connor) Passiglia. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Patrick and Carl, son Lawrence Lee, and his soul mate and long-time companion Peggy Strait. He is survived by his daughters; Katherine Noreene Passiglia (companion Ivor...
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LaVelle Kasting

July 27, 1922 - March 6, 2010

LaVelle (Alexander) Kasting, 87, passed away peacefully after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 54 years, Howard Kasting. LaVelle was born and raised in the Red Fork area of Tulsa. Her parents were Laura Mae and James Alexander. LaVelle attended Daniel Webster High School, where she met her husband Howard. LaVelle was strikingly beautiful, and was the very...
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Rex Patrick Teague

December 30, 1918 - March 5, 2010

Rex Patrick Teague, long-time Tulsa educator and musician, passed away on Friday, March 5, at the Oklahoma Veterans Center in Claremore, Oklahoma. He was 91 years old. A funeral service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, at Parkview Baptist Church, followed by a graveside service at Memorial Park Cemetery. A viewing for friends and family will be held 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, at...
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Kirk Roger Willson

October 6, 1950 - March 4, 2010

Kirk Roger Willson (59) passed away unexpectedly on March 4, 2010. He was the beloved son of Dixie Littlefield Willson and the late Keith Willson. Kirk was born at St John Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma on October 6, 1950, the eldest of four. His first two years of school were in Ragusa, Sicily, then Mechanicsburg, PA, L'Aiglon School, Bex, Switzerland and returned to Mechanicsburg to...
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Calion Barry Lockridge, Sr.

December 5, 1944 - March 4, 2010

Calion Barry Lockridge, Sr. was born to Grace Deloyce Cullom Lockridge and Tanzy Barry Lockridge on December 5, 1944. Cal, as he was known to friends and family, was a gifted tinkerer, mechanic and builder. Being the grandson of Boynton businessman Napoleon Lockridge, his aptitude for all things mechanical was not surprising. Cal's natural talents carried him through a career with Xerox...
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Bruce Riddle

June 27, 1952 - March 2, 2010

Riddle, Bruce, 57, of Sapulpa, passed from this life on Tuesday, March 2, 2010. Bruce was born on June 27, 1952 in Tulsa, OK to William and Elizabeth (Hetzler) Riddle who preceded him in death. Bruce was a house painter and at times worked at The Oaks Country Club and Cedar Ridge Country Club. He later became President and Owner of Mid-Brook Royalty Company. He is survived by his wife, Sally, of...
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Bob Parmele, Jr.

April 2, 1944 - February 28, 2010

Bob Parmele, a real estate industry veteran who led the Tulsa Metropolitan Area Planning Commission for nearly a decade, died Sunday at his Tulsa home. He was 65. Parmele suffered a heart attack several months ago, family members said. A Tulsa native and graduate of Hale High School, Robert L. Parmele Jr. followed his father into real estate. Despite his recent health concerns, he was still...
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Thelma Jean Bruner

August 8, 1932 - February 27, 2010

Thelma Jean Bruner was born August 8, 1932 in Tulsa to Gordon and Jennie Lenora (Nunn) Cook. A life-long Tulsa resident, she passed from this life Saturday, February 27, 2010 at the age of 77. Thelma Jean was a graduate of Will Rogers High School and received her Bachelor's of Science degree from the University of Tulsa. She met Charles William 'Bill' Bruner and they were married...
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