Funeral Services for Luz Erica Arreguin-Nunez age 2 of Frederick will be at 1 p.m., Thursday Feb. 19, 2004 in the Jackson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Frederick Memorial Cemetery. A Rosary will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004 at the funeral home chapel. Erica passed away Feb. 15, 2004 at the Memorial Hospital in Frederick.
Luz Erica Arreguin-Nunez was born Jan. 16, 2002 in Lawton to Cecilia Arreguin and Vicente Nunez.
She is survived by her parents: Cecilia and Vicente; maternal grandparents: Jesus and Rosa Arreguin of Frederick and Juan and Delfina Pantoha Nunez of Altus; great grandmothers: Mary Garcia of Frederick and Luz Tovar of Michuacan, Mexico; aunts and uncles: Robert and Laura Arreguin, Rebecca Arreguin and Adam Arreguin all of Frederick and Juan Nunez, Louis Miguel Nunez, Diego Nunez, rita Nunez and Sandra Nunez all of Altus and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her great-grandfathers; Dionicio Garcia, Sr. and Jose Nunez; and her uncles: Pedro Garcia, Tony Ramirez and Ignacio Del Toro, Sr.
Sam McAskill, 92, died Wednesday Feb. 18, 2004 at Jackson County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services are pending with Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
Ray Webster Southern, 79, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004, at Jackson County Memorial Hospital. He was born Jan. 17, 1925 in Altus to Daniel Webster Southern and Leona Southern Pierce.
He was a lifelong resident of Altus and Jackson County. He graduated from Ozark High School in 1943 and then enlisted in the United States Marine Corp 4th Marine Division. He was wounded in 1944 while fighting in the Asiatic Pacific Area, at Saipan. Southern was honorably discharged from the USMC and received the Purple Heart from wounds received during combat. Southern was a long time and active member of the Elm and Hudson Church of Christ, an active participant with the Red Cross Blood Drive, NARFE, the American Legion, VFW, Lions Club and retired as Postmaster from the Altus Postal Service.
Southern is survived by his wife Janice of Altus; three daughters, Linda Southern of Carrollton, Texas, Darla Johnson and husband Alan of Mounds and Elaine Guthrie and husband Larry of Melbourne, Ark.; five grandchildren, Paul Johnson and wife Amy of Oklahoma City, Karen Rackley and husband Kyle of Mounds, Linda Stevenson and husband Chad of Bixby, Daniel Johnson of Mounds and Diana Stevens of Melbourne; four great-grandchildren; mother-in-law Myrtle Johnson of Altus; one brother, Eugene Southern and wife Bernice of Mesa, Ariz.; two sisters, Louise Lemaster and husband Ellis of Friendship and Ella Ruth Thornton and husband Billy "Red" of Smyrna, Tenn.; special family friend Connie Crow of Dallas; one step-grandson, Brad Guthrie and wife Rebecca of Melbourne, Ark.; three step-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Gleola Johnson Southern in 1988, second wife Bonnie Chesser Parks Southern in 1996, one brother Dee Southern and a nephew Danny Southern.
Services for Southern are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, at the Elm and Hudson Church of Christ with Bill Osborne officiating. Interment will follow at the Altus Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
The family of Southern will greet friends from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004 at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
Memorials in honor of Ray Southern may be made to Westview Boys Home, 120 W. Broadway, Hollis, OK 73550 or to the Alzheimer's Association, 919 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 1100, Chicago, IL 60611-1676. Tributes can be made at www.lowell-tims.com.
Martha Jean Holland, 91, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004 at Plantation Village Nursing Home.
Holland was born on December 3, 1912 in Tarrant County, Texas to Thomas and Delia (Harrell) Rose. She attended school in Ft. Worth, Texas. On December 19, 1950, she married Ralph L. Holland in Vernon, Texas, and he preceded her in death on January 17, 1999. She was a homemaker all her life, tending to the needs of her family. Holland was a member of the Church of Christ and enjoyed fishing, traveling, crocheting, writing letters and watching baseball games.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ralph; two sisters and two brothers; a granddaughter, Patricia Barnett and a great grandson, Jason Adams.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Myrtle and Dillard Allen of Altus; one sister, Beatrice Parrish of Houston; eight grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 40 great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004 at Kincannon Funeral Home with Hans Oehlert officiating. Burial will follow services at the Altus City Cemetery under the direction of Kincannon Funeral Home.
Mabel Dolores Moss, 96, of Altus died Sunday, February 15, 2004 at Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Lawton.
She was born on March 16, 1907 in Montague, Texas to Henry W. and Segie (Horton) Rowe. She attended school in Acme near Rush Springs. She married Early Garlin Moss on June 29, 1924 in Rush Springs. Her family lived in Chickasha in the 1940s where she worked at Borden General Hospital. In 1967 they moved to Midwest City where she worked at the TG&Y and later at John A. Brown in Oklahoma City. In 1977 the family moved to Altus where she worked at the TG&Y store as a cashier until it closed in 1985. Moss was a member of the Southside Baptist Church. She enjoyed her flower garden, yardwork, canning and bingo as well as visiting her relatives and friends.
Moss was preceded in death by her parents; a sister Thelma Graves; brother H.W. Rowe Jr.; eight-year-old daughter Sybil in 1933; and a grandson Gary Moss.
She is survived by three daughters, Jimmie Odom and husband Bob of Sherwood, Ark., Helen Schmidt of Lawton and Shirley Brannan and her husband Herb of Altus; one son Albert Moss and wife Doris of Ft. Worth, Texas; nine grandchildren, Mike Bennett and wife Lisa of Altus, Melvin Bennett and wife Belinda of Norman, Rory Odom and wife Rita of Sherwood, Susan Bridges of N. Little Rock, Ark., Randy Moss and wife Debbie of Dallas, Sherrell McCutchen, Cindy Staton and Pam Bourdeaux, all of Lawton; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004 at Kincannon Funeral Home with Gary Beach officiating. Interment will follow services at 2 p.m. at the Rush Springs Cemetery in Rush Springs under the direction of Kincannon Funeral Home.
Hisako Horton, 67, of Altus died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004 at English Village Manor in Altus.
Horton was born on January 2, 1937 in Kyushu, Japan to Hikoichi and Mioshi (Kuriyama) Nishimura. She graduated from high school in Japan, and later married Melvin S. Horton on March 17, 1964 in Fukuoka, Japan. The couple had one son and one daughter. Being a military wife and mother, her family had assignments in Fukuoka; George AFB, Calif.; Yokota, Japan; Spokane, Wash.; Misawa, Japan; Clark AFB, Phillipines and Altus. Horton has been in Altus since 1982, and she had worked at the Galaxy Inn on Altus AFB in food service for about 20 years, retiring in 2002. She enjoyed arts, crafts, bingo and spoiling her grandson, Conner.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Horton is survived by her daughter, Patricia Hahn and husband Jason and her grandson Conner all of St. Louis and her son, Robert Horton of Altus.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004 at Kincannon Funeral Home.
Dale Len Strickland, 43, died Feb. 15, 2004 in Oklahoma City. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004 at First Baptist Church in Hollis with the Rev. Jim Westmoreland officiating. Interment will follow at Fairmont Cemetery in Hollis under the direction of Stewart Funeral Service.
Strickland was born on September 24, 1960 in Altus to Jimmy Ted and Mary Strickland. He graduated from Hollis High School and attended WOSC and worked in the construction business as a truck contractor. Strickland married Lisha Jean Cole on March 4, 1991 in Hollis. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and belonged to the Boy Scouts and OK Motorcross Assn. He enjoyed watching his kids race 4-wheelers, camping, playing with the grandchildren and spending lots of time with his family. He had lived in Harmon county for 39 years prior to moving to Mustang.
He is survived by his wife Lisha; his parents Jimmy Ted and Mary Strickland of Hollis; three daughters Erica Schapka and husband Brent of Mustang, Mary Ann Strickland of Mustang and Shanna Smith of Hollis; one son Carl Strickland of Mustang; brothers Jim Strickland and wife Judie, Grand Prairie, Texas and Hiek Strickland and wife Tammy, mustang and a sister Linda Sheriff and husband Tom, Wichita Falls, Texas and grandchildren, Haley and Austin Schapka, Mustang.
He was preceded in death by grandparents, Hershel and Leona Strickland and Gladys West Croft.
Shirley A. Schmidt, 63, Garland, Texas died Feb. 15, 2004 in Mesquite, Texas. Services were held today at the Allen Funeral Home Chapel of Wylie, Texas with Dr. Dan Rainey officiating. Interment will follow at the Ridgeview Memorial Park in McKinney, Texas. Arrangements are under the direction of Allen Funeral Home.
She was born Feb. 21, 1940 in Vernon, Texas to Albert N. and Lois L. (Lockett) Jones. She married Harold E. Schmidt April 9, 1976 in Altus. She was an activity director at the Rockwall Nursing Center.
She is survived by; her husband, Harold E. Schmidt of Garland; sons, Robert Lionel and Jeff Callen both of Garland; a daughter, Kimberly Schipp of Garland; brothers, Tom Jones of Garland and Danny Jones of Granbury, Texas; granddaughters, Kristie Walker of Irving, Texas and Jennifer Schipp of Garland; a great-granddaughter, Hallie Schipp of Garland.
Edward S. Davis, 86, of Midwest City died Feb. 11, 2004.
Davis was born on June 15, 1917 in Macon, Ga. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1960. He enjoyed football and was a member of the Midwest City VFW. He was also a member of Destiny Christian Care Group.
He is survived by his brother-in-law Don Stowe and his wife, Bettie, of Midwest City; sister-in-law Francis Stowe of Altus; great nieces and nephews that include Brittney, Alex and Lance and nieces that include Paulette and Lynette Wilson; nephews and other family members.
Davis was preceded in death by his wife Nannie Mae in 1999 and by his parents.
Graveside service is at 1 p.m., Feb. 15, 2004 at Restlawn Memorial Park in Altus. Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home of Oklahoma City is in charge of arrangements.