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Posted: Thursday, August 14, 2003 12:00 am

Jamie Kay Northrup

Graveside services for Jamie Kay Northrup, the infant daughter of Darren and JoAnna Northrup of Lexington, were held August 11, 2003 at Lexington Cemetery with Brother Keith Griffith officiating. Services were under the direction of Wadley’s Funeral Service.

Jamie Kay was born and died Aug. 6, 2003.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Cecil Northrup; a great-grandfather, David Smith and an uncle, Tony Northrup.

Survivors include her parents, Darren and JoAnna Northrup of Lexington; her grandparents, James and Debbie Smith of Dexter, Ore., and Betty Fitzjarrell of Indianapolis, Ind.; five uncle and four aunts.

Pallbearers were Randy Northrup, Rod Northrup, Andrew Sevier, Dustin Sevier, Aaron Smith and Ricky Bear.

Margaret Jo Carr

Graveside services for Margaret Jo Carr, 70, of Lexington will be held today (Thursday), Aug. 14, 2003 at 3 p.m. at Lexington Cemetery with the Rev. Jeff Pierce officiating. Services will be under the direction of Wilson-Little Funeral Home.

Mrs. Carr died Aug. 11, 2003 in Spearman, Texas.

She was born Oct. 16, 1932 in Thackerville, the oldest of two children of Clayton K. Pope and Inez Brush Pope. She was reared in Thackerville and at the age of 12 moved with her family to Purcell where she graduated from high school.

On March 25, 1950 she married Everett Eugene Carr of Lexington in Purcell. Mr. Carr worked for the Santa Fe Railroad and the couple lived in various towns in Kansas and Oklahoma for their first 20 years of marriage. In the 1970s they moved to Lexington.

Throughout Mrs. Carr’s life she owned and operated day-care businesses, both in Kansas and Oklahoma. When Mr. Carr retired from the railroad, she helped him in their construction business.

She was preceded in death by her father, Clayton Pope; her husband, Gene Carr and a son, Elmer Eugene Carr.

Survivors include her mother, Inez Wigley of Purcell; two daughters, Lisa Unruh and her husband, Thomas, of Spearman, Texas, and Traci Cliff of Gruver, Texas; a son, Clay Carr of Norman; a brother, Delbert Pope and his wife, Phyllis, of Purcell; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Roy W. Thornton

Funeral services for Roy W. Thornton, 86, of Washington were held Aug. 12, 2003 at Wilson-Little Funeral Home Chapel in Purcell with the Rev. Barry McConathy officiating. Interment was at Washington Cemetery under the direction of Wilson-Little Funeral Home.

Mr. Thornton died Aug. 9, 2003 at the Norman Veterans Center.

He was born Feb. 4, 1917 in Stringer, the youngest of 10 children of James Andrew Thornton and Isabel Fowler Thornton. At the age of four years old, his family moved to Colony, Okla., where he grew up farming.

At age 25 he was drafted into the United States Army where he served his country during World War II for three years and nine months.

Mr. Thornton later moved to the McClain County area where he lived the remainder of his life. He worked as a farmer for 16 years for his nephew, Glen Christian.

He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Andrew, Austin, Newt, Joe and infant twins and a sister, Oma Christian.

Survivors include a stepson, Lonnie Dautrich of California; a brother, Chester Thornton of Hominy and a sister, Anna Turner of Colony.

Pallbearers were Sonny Christian, David Christian, Marvin Thornton, Don Thornton, Gene Turner and Bill Thornton.

Jerry Waitman

Funeral services for Jerry Waitman, 67, of Tuttle were held Aug. 9, 2003 at the First Assembly of God Church in Tuttle with Larry Harris and Bob Waitman officiating. Interment was at Fairlawn Cemetery in Comanche under the direction of Wilson-Little Funeral Home.

Mr. Waitman died Aug. 6, 2003 at in Sherman, Texas, following a battle with cancer.

He was born Sept. 14, 1935 in Duncan, the second of six children of G.J. Waitman and Opal Brown Waitman. He was reared and attended school at Velma-Alma.

Mr. Waitman married his high school sweetheart, Marlene Lemonds, June 14, 1952 in Walters.

He began working in the oil field as a teenager and continued working in the oil industry his entire life. Throughout his life as an entrepreneur he owned and operated several oil field service companies while working and living all over the world. In 1992 the Waitmans moved to Tuttle where they enjoyed retirement.

Mr. Waitman was a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the American Petroleum Institute and the First Assembly of God Church in Tuttle.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jack Waitman and a son and his family, Ricky Waitman and his wife, Debbie, and grandson, Joshua.

Survivors include his wife, Marlene, of the home in Tuttle; a son Randy Waitman and his wife, Kathy, of Williston, N.D.; a daughter, Robin Guthmueller and her husband, Terry, of Purcell; two brothers, Tony Waitman and his wife, Pam, of Dibble and Pastor Bob Waitman and his wife, Donna, of Madill; two sisters, Linda Clark and her husband, Freddy, of Duncan and Karen Mitchell and her husband, Carlton, of Comanche; six grandchildren and his mother-in-law, Ruby Lemonds of Madill.

Pallbearers were Tony, Zachariah and Richard Waitman, Kyle Guthmueller, Jon Boyd, Junior Warden, Jason Bednarz and Justin Witt. Also Jerry’s special angels, Kristol Boyd and Sassy and Kayla Guthmueller.

Honorary pallbearers were his nieces, nephews and many friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Ricky, Debbie and Joshua Waitman Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 746, Tuttle, OK 73089.

Carson Gage Brewer

Graveside services for Carson Gage Brewer, the infant son of Darcie Brewer of Norman, were held August 13, 2003 at Resthaven Memory Gardens Babyland. Services were under the direction of Wilson-Little Funeral Home.

Master Carson died Aug. 11, 2003.

Survivors include his mother, Darcie Brewer of the home; grandparents, Cindy and Leon Hendrix of Norman and Lonnie and Darla Brewer of Purcell; great-grandparents, Richard and Betty Huelster and Don and Renee Williams, all of Guthrie, Gene Brewer of Newalla and J.D. and Jean Ulin of Lexington; an aunt, Stefanie Brewer of Norman and a cousin, Macie Allison of Norman.

George Ernest Tanner

Funeral services for George Ernest Tanner, 87, of Purcell were held Aug. 11, 2003 at Wadley’s Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Duane Elmore officiating. Interment was at Hillside Cemetery in Purcell under the direction of Wadley’s Funeral Service.

Mr. Tanner died Aug. 7, 2003 at Wadley Care Center.

He was born Dec. 2, 1915 at Pueblo, Colo., the son of Ernest and Mary Jane Davidson Tanner. He was reared and attended school in Colorado and Coalgate, Okla. He had lived in Purcell most of his life, coming from Colorado and Coalgate.

Mr. Tanner married Mrytie Dual Qualls on March 17, 1937 in Purcell.

He was a member of the Oklahoma Carpenters Local Union and the Purcell Odd Fellow Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Ina Holder; a brother, Walter Tanner; a sister, Mildred and two grandchildren, Freddie Wofford and Carol Holder.

Survivors include his wife, Dual Tanner, of the home; a daughter, Una Boone and her husband, Daniel, of Norman; a son, Robert Tanner and his wife, Ruth, of Warner Robins, Ga.; a brother, Mark Tanner of Midwest City; two sisters, Hannah Holbrook of Shawnee and Beatrice Tanner; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Mike Wofford, Richard Duren, Terry Courange, Korey Martin, Bob Archer and Roy Myers.

Honorary pallbearers were Steve Shea, Vernon McCaslin and Al Giroux.

Jim Moore

Funeral services for Jim Moore, 60, of Burleson, Texas, were held Aug. 12, 2003 at St. Luke’s Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Burleson. Interment was at Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington, Texas, under the direction of Moore Funeral Home in Arlington.

Mr. Moore died Aug. 8, 2003.

He was born in Purcell. He had worked for LTV until 1977 when he went to work at Tarrant County College as a college administrator.

Mr. Moore was a former member of Fielder Road Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Delores ‘”Dee” Moore; his mother, Sadie Pauline Moore of Burleson; a brother, Paul Moore and his wife, Rebecca, of Mobile, Ala., and two sisters, Mary June Brooks and her husband, Marvin, of Branson, Mo., and Reba Lee and her husband, Edward, of Tulsa.

Mark Anthony Cruz

Funeral services for Mark Anthony Cruz, 32, of Post, Texas, formerly of Purcell, were held Aug. 2, 2003 at First Baptist Church in Post with the Rev. Cruz Soto and the Rev. Jose Payano officiating. Interment was at Terrace Cemetery under the direction of Hudman Funeral Home in Post.

Mr. Cruz died July 31, 2003 in a one-vehicle accident in southern Garza County.

He was born Oct. 19, 1970 in Liberal, Kan., the son of Janie Garcia and Raul Cruz.

Survivors include his wife, Silvia Cruz, of Post; a son, Gary Louis Eaton of Post; his parents; three brothers, Rudy Cruz Jr. of Post, Greg Cruz of Lexington and Christopher Cruz of Fort Worth, Texas and two grandmothers, Ysabel Soto of Post and Mercedes Cruz of Dilley, Texas.

Nancy Essie Northcutt

Funeral services for Nancy Essie Northcutt, 107, of Lexington were held Aug. 13, 2003 at First Baptist Church in Lexington with the Rev. Dale Kirkhuff officiating. Interment was at Lexington Cemetery under the direction of Wilson-Little Funeral Home.

Mrs. Northcutt died Aug. 10, 2003 at Lexington Nursing Home.

She was born July 7, 1896 in Guin, Ala., the oldest of 12 children of Martha Mariah Lenahan and Willis Manuel Homer.

In 1915 she married Walter G. Northcutt Sr. and one year later the family boarded a train and moved from Alabama to Lexington where they farmed until retirement.

Mrs. Northcutt was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lexington for over 80 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Walter; two sons, Bernus and O.V. and a grandson, John.

Survivors include five sons, C.D. Northcutt and his wife, Ruth Eleanor, and Paul Northcutt and his wife, Sally, all of Ponca City, Carol Northcutt and his wife, Omega, of Hernando, Fla., N.B. Northcutt and his wife, Mayme, of Durant and Walter Northcutt and his wife, Kathy, of Oklahoma City; three daughters, Rubye Scull of Oklahoma City, Evelyn Hull of Bixby and Jonni York of Norman; 28 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren and two sisters, Lillian Thorp of Oklahoma City and Etoyle Tullius of Norman.

Memorials may be made to the Lexington First Baptist Church, 900 East Broadway, Lexington, Okla. 73051 or the Heartland Care Hospice.

Pallbearers were Doug and Dave Northcutt, Carl Burchett, Kenny Sullivan, DeWayne Vaughn and Dave Weston.

Raymond Boyd Rosenfelt

Funeral services for Raymond Boyd Rosenfelt, 72, of Norman were held Aug. 13, 2003 at Wadley’s Funeral Chapel with Sunny Stewart officiating. Interment was at Denver Cemetery in Little Axe under the direction of Wadley’s Funeral Service.

Mr. Rosenfelt died Aug. 9, 2003 at Norman Regional Hospital.

He was born June 25, 1931 in Moorefield, Neb., the son of Clyde and Marie Sorenson Rosenfelt. He was reared and attended school in Nebraska. He had lived in the Norman area since 1950, coming from Missouri.

Mr. Rosenfelt married Clara Mae Givens Nov. 26, 1952 in Tecumseh.

He was inducted into the United States Army January 1953 in Norman. During his enlistment he received the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged Jan. 21, 1955 with the rank of corporal.

Mr. Rosenfelt was a farmer and of the Lutheran faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Denis Rosenfelt.

Survivors include his wife, Clara Mae Rosenfelt, of the home; three sons, Gene Rosenfelt and his wife, Linda, of Noble, Chuck Rosenfelt and his wife, Dennese, of Lexington and Mike Rosenfelt and his wife, Karen of Norman; two brothers, Ted Rosenfelt and Ronnie Rosenfelt, both of Little Axe; two sisters, Margaret Rosenfelt and Donna Rosenfelt, both of Little Axe; eight grandchilden and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Bobby York, Jeff Rosenfelt, Darrel Smith, Isaac Gibson, Ronnie York, Danny Todd, Gary Todd and Quay Prough.

Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Williams, Jerry Burton, Glen Rosenfelt, Otis Oliphant and Chip Huff.

Bonnie Hackney

Funeral services for Bonnie Hackney, 75, of Lexington will be held today (Thursday), Aug. 14, 2003 at 10 a.m. at Wilson-Little Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dale Kirkhuff officiating. Interment will be at Hillside Cemetery under the direction of Wilson-Little Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hackney died Aug. 10, 2003 at Norman Regional Hospital.

She was born Sept. 23, 1927 in Lexington, the daughter of Johnny Wheeler and Dora Francis Lewis Wheeler. She was reared in the Lexington and Purcell areas.

On Aug. 3, 1950 she married John B. Hackney in Oklahoma City.

Mrs. Hackney was a homemaker and cared for her children until she began working for her mother in 1963 at Lexington Nursing Home. She purchased the nursing home from her mother four years later and was owner/operator for 32 years before retiring in 1999.

She was a member of the Lexington Ladies Auxiliary and the Spring Hill Baptist Church, and an active member of the Oklahoma Nursing Home Association for many years.

She was preceded in death by her father, Johnny Wheeler; her mother and stepfather, Dora and Warren Lawson; a son, David Gene Hackney; two brothers, Jurden Wheeler and Ben Wheeler; two sisters, Patsy Crownover and Lawanna Mitchell and two great-grandchildren, Christony Ellen Austin and Josh David Whatley.

Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Whatley and her husband, Jerry Dan, of Purcell; six brothers, Virgil Wheeler and his wife, Pat, of Portales, N.M., Tom Wheeler and his wife, Ann, of Naples, Fla., Leroy Wheeler and his wife, Vondell, and Harold Wheeler and his wife, Jenny, all of Norman, Gerald “Doc” Lawson and his wife, Barbara, of Purcell and Charlie Lawson and his wife, Shirley, of Lexington; a daughter-in-law, Linda Sue Yeary of Lexington; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, James Hackney of Purcell and Tom and Betty Hackney of Chickasha and six sisters-in-law, Jean Wheeler of Norman, Betty Vaughn, Cordelia Estes and Ray and Hazel Arnold, all of Purcell, Jean and Bill Sawyer of Enid and Jackqueline and Harold Reed of Dibble.

Pallbearers will be Gerald “Doc” Lawson, Charlie Lawson, “H.D.” Harold Wheeler, Leroy Wheeler, Tom “Whimpi” Wheeler, Tommy Hackney, Kenneth Yeary and Jon Matt Lawson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ray Arnold, Harold Paul Reed, Dick Duffy, Cal Hobson, John Williams, Dr. Thomas Merrill, Wendell Little, John Cline and Bertha Hall.

Bobby was born July 28,1960 to Ola and Bobby Berry in Chelsea Mass. He attended Mary Simpson and Purcell High in Purcell, Ok. and then graduated Burke High School in Boston, Mass. in 1979.

He received degrees in mechanics, aircraft, and heating and air conditioning. He joined the Navy (USMR) in 1979 and was stationed at Naval Air Station Cecil Field in Florida, where he served aboard the John F. Kennedy. He was discharged in 1984.

Bobby was married to Maxine F. Berry on August 20, 1988 in Boston, Mass. The family moved to Wichita in 1998 where he worked at Cessna and Boeing. As his asthma was very much affected, he went to work for the VA Hospital doing maintenance.

In 2000 he joined Messiah Baptist Church with Mark Hoover as pastor. His hobbies included fishing, working on cars, and building things.

Bobby leaves to cherish his memories, Wife: Maxine Berry; children: Jermaine, Latoya and Bobby; Parents: Ola and Bobby Sr. and Francis; siblings: Rashad, Larry, Anthony, Denene and Blake; Aunts: Marlene (Molly) Hudson of Lexington. Foye Price of Wichita, Ks. Pearl Redd and husband Leroy of Midwest City, Ok. Irene (Rennie) Prejean of Los Angeles. Deloris (Loisy) and husband Gurley of Lee's Summit, Mo. Audrey (Audie) Hudson of Oklahoma City, Ok.

Uncles: Harold (Buddy) Hudson (Elaine) of Kansas City, Mo. Daniel (Curley) Hudson (Sojn) of Seattle, Wa, Jimmy Hudson (Joan) of Carrollton, Tx, Tommy "Pride" Hudson of Purcell; and a host of nieces and nephews, other loving relatives and friends.

Bobby was preceded in death by his Grandparents: Tim and Eula Hudson of Purcell.

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