Obits

SCHWARZ, Betty A. (Bryan)

Betty Ann Bryan Schwarz, 86, of Marlow, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, in Marlow. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Stephens United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ruth Atterberry officiating. Arrangements are under direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Betty was born Feb. 19, 1922, in Chickasha, the daughter of Ralph Guyer and Annie Eliza Miles Bryan. She married A.J. Schwarz on Oct. 3, 1942, in Duncan. He preceded her in death Sept.

SUDERMAN, Beatrice

Beatrice Suderman, 91, of Hot Springs Village, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, in a Hot Springs Village nursing home. Born May 8, 1917, in Austin, she attended Oklahoma College for Women, helped establish what is now Village Card Club, was a member of Village United Methodist Church, Christian Women’s Club and church circle and volunteered for Jackson House. She was predeceased by one brother and one sister. Survivors include her husband of 71 years, A.W.

GIST, Barbara (Mills)

Barbara Mills Gist Beloved wife and mother, died at dawn on New Year's Day. She was 81. Born and raised in Clinton, OK,

SPRIESTERSBACH, Barbara L.

Memorial services for Barbara L. Spriestersbach, 75, of Chickasha, will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 in the USAO Chapel, in Chickasha. Born in Chickasha, Oklahoma, on October 31, 1932, Ms. Spriestersbach died in Chickasha on July 17, 2008. A mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend, she will be missed and remembered by many for the love, support, advice, and example she set. Among her great passions were reading and education.

JENKINS, Barbara L.

Barbara Lois Jenkins was a dedicated advocate of children, providing for them and their needs. Her life revolved around helping those in need, which was her work and her love. She was born March 4, 1930 in Royse City, TX and passed away March 15, 2008 in Dallas, TX. She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Vurl Jenkins.

HAWKINS, Barbara J. (Ray)

Barbara Jan (Ray) Hawkins entered the presence of her Lord and Savior on December 6, 2008. Barbara was a faithful servant of her Heavenly Father for more than 30 years through the Word of Life Church. The very first meeting of the newly formed church was held in the living room of her home. Since that time, Barbara had dedicated her life to the Lord’s will and work. Always a quiet and gracious lady, she was quick to meet the needs of others. She served as Associate Pastor to her church along side pastors Ron and Belinda Faulkinberry.

BRANCH, Avanell (Camp)

FOX Services for Avanell Camp Branch, 82, will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 22, 2007, at Fox Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Johnston officiating. Interment will be in the Camp family cemetery.

JOY, Atha L. (Martin)

Atha L. Joy With profound sadness, we are announcing the passing of Atha L. Joy of University Place, Washington. Her family and friends will miss her very much. Atha was born in Ponca City, Oklahoma to Armel William and Jewell Vivian Martin, on November 5th, 1945, six years to the day after the birth of her future husband, Jim. She grew up in Ponca City and Okmulgee with her sisters Carole and Debbie, brother Pat and many cousins and friends. She trained in dance starting at an early age, performing and teaching in her sister Carole’s studio.

DAVIS, Antoinette G. (Heister)

Davis, Antoinette Grace (Toni) Antoinette (Toni) Grace Davis, 95, died Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at her home in Muskogee. She was born September 1, 1913 in Lawton, Oklahoma where she grew up. Toni married Clyde E. Davis on February 13, 1942. As a military wife, she also lived in New York City, Frankfurt, Germany, Baltimore, Maryland and North Little Rock, Arkansas until 1957 when she and Clyde moved the family to their final home at Muskogee. Toni graduated from Oklahoma College for Women in 1932, where she organized the Baptist Student Union in Cameron.

CROSS, Anne (Bower)

Cross, Anne Bower Anne Bower Cross Mrs. Anne Bower Cross, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully on July, 16 2009 at Emerald Coast Nursing Center after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Cross was born September 7, 1924 in Savannah, Ga., the only child of Marie H. and Robert Edward Bower Jr. Anne was in the Class of 1946 at Florida State College for Women (FSU), Tallahassee, Fla. and a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority. She received a degree in music from Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts.

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