Thomas Eugene Garrett, 69, of Oklahoma City died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2004, at Integris Southwest Medical Center in Oklahoma City. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Woodland Hills Baptist Church in Newcastle with the Rev. Bruce Christian officiating. Burial will be at Pocasset Cemetery. Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Newcastle is handling arrangements.
Alta Fern Friedlander, 69, of Oklahoma City, passed away on October 22, 2004. She was born on December 16, 1934, in Ryan, OK, to Ollie L. and Thelma H. Williams. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Bill Friedlander, Oklahoma City; daughter and son in law Gayle and Kyle Keahey, Grapevine, TX; daughter and son in law Julie and Kenneth Kyle, Olathe, KS; and brother, Lowell Williams, Ryan, OK. She has seven beloved grandchildren: Ryan, Kevin and Beth Keahey, Grapevine, TX, and Lauren, Kelsey, Brady and Riley Kyle, Olathe, KS.
APACHE -- Services for Betty Margaret French, 62, of Chickasha, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, at the Apache Reform Church in Apache with the Rev. Amon Harjo officiating. A prayer service was held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, at the Apache Reform Church. Mrs. French was born Jan. 26, 1941 in Lawton to Jim and May (Komardley) Killsfirst and was called home by the Lord Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005 in Norman.
Funeral service for Charles Richard Fowler, Jr., age 51, of Rush Springs, Oklahoma, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 18, 2004, in the First Baptist Church of Rush Springs. Charles Richard Fowler, Jr. was born April 23, 1953, in Chickasha, Oklahoma. He was the son of Charles R. (Dick) Fowler and Lois Lawson. He died Friday, May 14, 2004, at this home near Rush Springs. Mr. Fowler grew up attending the Alex Schools; he attended College at OSU and USAO. He had roughnecked in the oilfield, barned hay for area farmers, trucked and sold hay in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Kansas.
Alyce Joyce Fite, 74, of Duncan died Sunday, June 13, 2004, in Duncan. Funeral was to be 10:30 a.m. today in Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jody Hilliard officiating. Burial was to be in Duncan City Cemetery. Alyce was born Aug. 10, 1929, in Yale to Davis and Thressa Collins Burcham. She graduated from Mangum High School in 1946 and attended Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha. She married Wayne Allan Fite on Aug. 14, 1948, in Mangum. They lived in Altus, Mangum, Hobart, Dallas, Texas, Clinton, Amarillo, Texas, Enid and Duncan, working with AIG Insurance for 41 years.
Just days before her 100th birthday, Oklahoma's most famous Native American storyteller, known simply as "Te Ata", died Oct. 26, 1995, in Oklahoma City.
A memorial service is scheduled at 2 p.m. Saturday at Guardian West Funeral Home in Oklahoma City.
Few Oklahomans have garnered as much attention around the world as Te Ata, recognized for a lifetime of achievement by governors, presidents, kings and her alma mater, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.
Philosopher and educator J. Clayton Feaver, whose teaching career in higher education spanned 54 years, died July 14, 1995 in Norman at age 84. Feaver, an ordained minister in the Presbyterian church, was named to the prestigious rank of David Ross Boyd Professor of Philosophy during his 36 years on the faculty at the University of Oklahoma. During his last 10 years at OU, he also served as director of OU's Scholar-Leadership Enrichment Program, designed to bring together internationally known scholars with Oklahoma's best students.
Judi Drummond, a former long-time member of the USAO adjunct faculty in drama, died Saturday following a sudden illness. Services are scheduled Wednesday Nov. 12th, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Christian Church of Chickasha. Interment is scheduled at the Oaklawn Cemetery in Wynnewood at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Judith Holmes Drummond was born Sept. 3, 1949, in Wynnewood to Rex W. and Martha Jane Jackson Holmes. She died Nov. 8, 2003, and the age of 54. She was preceded in death by her father in 1987 and her mother in 2003.