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Elvin Price Brattin
James Louis Wells
(May 26, 1948 - February 8, 2014)
Elvin Price Brattin, age 65, of
Tulsa, Oklahoma, passed away
Saturday, February 8, 2014, at Saint
Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Price was born May 26, 1948,
in Wheaton, Missouri, the son of
Cecil and Dorisalee (Price) Brattin.
On June 12, 1971, in Columbia,
Missouri, he was united in marriage to Jolinda Sloto, who survives. Also surviving are three
children, Joel Brattin (Christine)
of Seattle, Washington, Julie Knowles
(Graham), and Joanie Joseph (Cris) of
Tulsa, Oklahoma; his father, Cecil Brattin
(Carolyn) of Wheaton, Missouri; one sister, Kathy Arnold (Roger) of Pierce City,
Missouri and eleven grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his mother, Dorisalee Brattin and one sister, Leanne Brattin.
Price grew up in Wheaton, Missouri and
graduated from Wheaton High School with
the Class of 1966. In 1971, he received his
Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture
from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri; in 1974, he received his
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Master’s Degree in Accounting.
He became a Certiied Public Accountant in 1975. He was a consultant and trainer for Solomon
Software, which later became
part of Microsoft. He then became a Microsoft Certiied Consultant. Price made a career as a
large scale accounting software
consultant, software developer
and founder of Bueno Software
Inc. He was an active member of
Tulsa Rotary International and
Asbury United Methodist Church in Tulsa.
His family was always the most important part of his life. Trips, coaching grandchildren’s basketball teams and
Jefrey’s golf team at Thoreau Middle
School, breakfasts, excursions, and many
lessons in life and stories were shared
by Pop. Price was an honest and honorable man and loved by all who knew him.
A memorial service for Price will be
held Thursday, February 13, 2014, at 10:00
A.M. at Asbury United Methodist Church
in Tulsa. A funeral service and burial
will be in Wheaton, Missouri on Friday.
Virginia Mae Powell
Virginia Mae Powell went to
be with her Lord on February
10, 2014. She was born on June
4, 1929 in Springield, Missouri.
Virginia was a devoted wife,
loving mother, grandmother,
great-grandmother and mentor.
She leaves behind her beloved
husband of 65 years, Vern, a
brother, Don Johnston of Kennewick, Washington, her son, David
and his wife, Judy of Joplin, Missouri; her daughters, Julie Patridge and husband, Jerome of Spring, Texas
and Lisa Duncan and husband, David of
Tulsa, Oklahoma; nine grandchildren, seven
great-grandchildren and many dear friends.
She served the Lord faithfully and
shared the Word by teaching bible classes
of many diferent age groups for
over 45 years. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Please join us for a celebration of Virginia’s life on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at
10:30 a.m. at Memorial Baptist
Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
In lieu of lowers, the family would be thankful for donations in Virginia’s name to a place
she loved serving as a volunteer
to those in need: The Ministry Center at 312 S 33rd West Ave, Tulsa •
(918) 585-5310. Please leave a message for
the family on Virginia’s webpage at StanleysFuneralHome.com
Merle Hail
Funeral services for Muriel
“Merle” Yvonne Hail have been
scheduled for 1:00 PM, Friday,
February 14, 2014 at Eastland Assembly of God Church in Tulsa.
Burial will be at Park Grove Cemetery in Broken Arrow. Merle was
born October 19, 1935 in Mena,
AR to Carl and Jessie Nelson.
She died at her home in Tulsa
on Tuesday, February 11, 2014.
A 1953 graduate of Mena, AR
High School. Employed by Tulsa
County Health Department, working in
the Dairy, Consumer Protection and Public
Health Departments. Survived by, Husband,
Wayne, Tulsa; Daughters, Kim Raptou, Se9416918
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dona, AZ, Kelly and husband Matt
Flindt, Owasso, OK; Grandchildren, George and Alison, Rhea,
Amber and A.J, Cory and Aundrea; Great Grandson, Hudson;
Brothers, Jim Harris, Dick and
Bob Nelson, all of Oklahoma City,
OK. The family has requested
memorials to Eastland Assembly of God Church, 12310 E. 21st
Street, Tulsa, OK 74129. The family will greet friends at Hayhurst
Funeral Home on Thursday evening from 6PM to 8PM. Leave a word to
the family by visiting www.hayhursth.
com and clicking online tributes. Hayhurst,
Patricia Frances (Fout) Prince
Patricia Frances (Fout) Prince,
87, went to be with her Lord and
Savior on February 9, 2014. She
is survived by one son, Galen
Fout and wife, Ann; one daughter, Deanna and husband, Terry
Cox. Patricia was blessed with
7 grandchildren and 16 greatgrandchildren. Patricia was very
loved and will be sorely missed.
Service to honor her life will be
held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb9417896
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Dee (Horacek) Esposito
ruary 13, 2014 at Vondel Smith
Mortuary, 6934 S. Western,
Oklahoma City, OK 73139. There
will also be a memorial service
at Timber Ridge Assembly of
God, 30095 S 4120 Road Catoosa, OK 74015 at 2 p.m., Saturday, February 15, 2014. To leave
your condolences for the family
please visit our website www.
(Tulsans unless indicated)
Sheyene Ludlow and Cole Lambert, Sand Springs, twins boy
and girl.
Nikki and Keith Thompson,
Sapulpa, girl.
Bailey Medical Center, Owasso
Rhea and Eli Ralston, Claremore,
Hillcrest Hospital South
Dee (Horacek) Esposito
was born June 2, 1927 and
died February 11, 2014.
Dee had a great sense of
humor and kept us laughing till the end. She was
the coolest mom ever
to Lorri and Julie! She
was a believer in Christ;
a devoted wife, sister
and aunt (she loved her
nieces and nephews) and
she adored her little dog
Phoebe. We were blessed
to have this woman with
us, to love her and be
loved by her. Private family services will be held.
Kinda Meshalgy Aldada and Iyad
Aldada, girl.
Kaylie Bryden and Mitchell McCallie, Mannford, girl.
Elasha Craine and Chris Durossette, Muskogee, boy.
Sommer and Jef Faulconer,
Claremore, girl.
Kathleen and Brock Halbrook,
Brittany McLain and Shaun
Hunter, girl.
Rachel Micol and James Hatton,
Frederick, Md., boy.
Rocio Ozuna and Raul Morales,
Stephanie and Rob Renfro, boy.
Heather and Daniel Tiller, Glenpool, girl.
OSU Medical Center
Taurean Hunter, girl.
Peggy V. Helmerich Women’s
Health Center
Kayla Chamberlain and Steven
Adams, Wagoner, boy.
Porcha Daniels and Curtis Jones,
Shakia Daniels and Phillip Elliott,
Kewonna and Raydale Johnson,
Brittany Shearn and Pablo
Acosta, boy.
Saint Francis Hospital South
Erin and Brett Admire, Sand
Springs, boy.
Nikki Barnes and Eric Montgomery, girl.
Lacey D’Arcy, boy.
Nicole and Larry Hayes, Broken
Arrow, boy.
Bridgit King and Jason Yenney,
Broken Arrow, boy.
Aspen Lancaster and Michael
Reid, boy.
James Louis Wells passed
away in Tulsa, OK on February
9, 2014. Mobley-Dodson Funeral
Service is entrusted to his care.
Jim was born in Oklahoma City,
OK to Cecil Gray Wells, Sr. and Nellie Purviance Wells on September
20, 1924, although he grew up in
Tulsa. Graduating from Oklahoma
Military Academy in Claremore,
OK, Jim attended Oklahoma A
& M before serving in the Army
Air Corps during World War II.
After marrying Jeanne Lavonne Smith
in 1947, in Stillwater, OK, the couple later
made their home and raised four sons in
Sand Springs, OK. Throughout the years
Jim owned and operated many businesses
from real estate development, an insurance
agency and a mortgage company to several
lumber yards. Jim also served on the Board
at Fourth National Bank and Sooner Federal
Savings and Loan and was always a huge supporter of OSU. Past memberships include:
First Presbyterian Church of (downtown)
Tulsa, Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa
and the Desert Mountain Country Club in
Scottsdale, AZ. Jim and Jeanne retired to
Scottsdale, AZ in 1993, where they enjoyed
entertaining visiting family. Playing golf,
flying model airplanes, skeet shooting and
flying were some of Jim’s favorite interests.
Preceding him in death is wife Jeanne
Wells in 2003; one son, Richard Wells; a
sister, Nelda Louise Lamb; granddaughn
Arrington, Velma L., 70, rehab
specialist, died Wednesday.
Services pending. Jack’s.
Asberry, Veola, 82, nurse,
died Feb. 8. Service 2 p.m.
Saturday, St. Andrew Baptist
Church. Jack’s.
Brashear, Margaret, 79, real
estate agent, died Sunday.
Services pending. Moore’s
Carpenter, Christopher “C.C.,”
38, moulded rubber products
laborer, died Tuesday. Services
pending. Add’Vantage.
Carter, Lee Arthur, 84, Postal
Service mechanic, died Sunday. Visitation noon-7 p.m.
Friday, Keith D. Biglow Funeral
Home, and service 11 a.m. Saturday, North Lewis Kingdom
Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Crisp, Pattie LuWanna, 61,
housekeeper, died Feb. 5. Service 11 a.m. Saturday, St. John
African Methodist Episcopal
Church. Jack’s.
Elkins, Mary Catherine, 68,
homemaker, died Wednesday.
Service 10 a.m. Friday, Memorial Park Cemetery Chapel.
Moore’s Southlawn.
Esposito, Dee (Horacek), 86,
homemaker, died Tuesday. Private family services. Stanleys.
Fruehling, Arlene, 97, Minnesota public high school teacher,
died Wednesday. Memorial
service 2 p.m. Friday, Christ
the Redeemer Lutheran
Church. Floral Haven, Broken
Garrison, Robert, 87, retired
postal clerk, died Monday.
Visitation 6-8 p.m. Thursday
and service 2 p.m. Friday, both
at Moore’s Eastlawn Funeral
Hail, Muriel “Merle,” 78, Tulsa
City-County Health Depart-
St. John Medical Center
Kara and Billy Anson, Drumright,
Jessica and Scott Grier, girl.
Kristen and Matthew Jensen, girl.
Jennifer and Patrick Riley, boy.
Patricia Powell, Jenks, boy.
Carrie and Jason Savage, Broken
Arrow, girl.
Noelle and Eric Vandenberg,
Oologah, boy.
ter Elizabeth Wells; and grandson Ryan Wells. Survivors of Mr.
Wells include three sons: Michael
Wells and wife Peggy; Steve Wells
and wife Nancy and Don Wells
and wife Becky, all of the Tulsa
area. Seven grandchildren and 10
great grandchildren will lovingly
remember their late grandfather.
A brother, Dr. Cecil Gray Wells
Jr, of Tulsa, also survives Jim.
Mobley-Dodson Funeral Service, located at 211 E. Broadway, Sand Springs, OK will host viewing
for Jim on Wednesday, February 12, 2014,
from 8:00 a.m. – 8 p.m. (918-245-6644)
A memorial service to honor James L.
Wells is slated for 3:00 O’clock in the afternoon on Thursday, February 13, 2014,
at First Presbyterian Church of downtown Tulsa in the Kerr Chapel. A private
family interment is planned at Woodland Memorial Park in Sand Springs, OK.
The Wells family cordially invites
friends to attend and remember Jim
at a reception immediately following the memorial in the Miller Library.
In lieu of customary remembrances,
contributions in memory of Jim may be
directed to Saint Simeon’s, 3701 Martin
Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Tulsa, OK 74106
or First Presbyterian Church, 709 South
Boston, Tulsa, OK 74119. Condolences
may be left for the Wells family at: www.
mobley- dodsonf unera lser v ice.com
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(Tulsans unless indicated)
Melodiijoe Arnette, 34; Larry
Davis, 40.
Candy Barrett, 42; Kevin Pendergraft, 47, both of Broken
Betheny Black, 21; Ryan Lane, 21.
Sarah Bratton, 26; Darian Bruner,
22, both of Muskogee.
Samantha Cole, 32; Robert
Schultz Jr., 38.
Yessica De Leon, 22; Elmer Barron Alarcon, 24.
Jessica Dillinger, 27; Elijah Herring, 29.
Shelby Dotson, 20; Haydn Zimmer, 19.
ment employee, died Tuesday.
Visitation 6-8 p.m. Thursday,
Hayhurst Funeral Home, Broken Arrow, and service 1 p.m.
Friday, Eastland Assembly of
Jackson, Bernadine Marie, 73,
seamstress and homemaker,
died Sunday. Rosary 6 p.m.
Friday, Moore’s Memory Funeral Home, and funeral Mass
11 a.m. Saturday, St. Augustine
Catholic Church.
Lauderdale, Bertha Mae, 86,
domestic worker, died Feb. 6.
Service noon. Saturday, Gethsemane Baptist Church. Jack’s.
McAuley, Ronald “Ron,” 56,
convenience store clerk, died
Tuesday. Services pending.
Moore’s Eastlawn.
Peoples, Doretha, 92, domestic worker, died Feb. 8
in Oklahoma City. Service 3
p.m. Saturday, Jack’s Memory
Funeral Home Chapel.
Pierson, Andrew Leighton Hale,
80, Occidental Petroleum
Corp. executive, died Tuesday.
Services pending. Moore’s
Provorse, Ola, 94, homemaker,
died Feb. 8. Service 10 a.m.
Saturday, Buchanan Funeral
Service Chapel, Oklahoma
Pruitt, Ruth, 76, forklift operator, died Feb. 5. Service 11 a.m.
Saturday, First Baptist Church,
Coweta. Jack’s.
Sams, James Clarence “JC,” 81,
production superintendent,
died Sunday in Sapulpa. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, Dripping
Springs Baptist Church, Kellyville. Freeman Harris.
Shaver, Shirley, 74, Tulsa Public
Schools assistant teacher,
died Feb. 8 in Dallas. Service
1 p.m. Saturday, Union Baptist
Church, Wagoner. HersmanNichols, Wagoner.
Renee Fletcher, 27; Jerad Lohmann, 34.
Elizabeth Ferguson, 20; Micheal
Andrews, 24, Sapulpa.
Ginger Havenar, 57, of Kiefer;
Sean Kelly, 46.
Dusti Holloway, 37; Michael
Morrison, 34.
Deborah Keener, 53; Jimmy
Everett, 60.
Alexandra Knight, 23; Alan
Hivale, 27, both of Paradise,
Julia Maynor, 21; Christopher
Church22, both of Oilton.
Rachelle Melton, 33; Rustin
Pearce, 34, both of Sand
Laile Nikou, 24; Carlos Diaz, 24.
Laurie Otto, 44; David Lutz, 41.
Toni Rankins, 33; Larry Edmundson Jr., 28.
Jamie Rawdon, 30; Scott Noble,
Mayrin Sabat Velez, 24, of
Hatillo, P.R.; Ruben BaldazoTorres, 27.
Darah Smith, 53; Harold McClain,
61, of Ramona.
Veronica Villescaz Villegas, 24;
Edgar Cervantes Rodriguez, 31.
Melanie Vowell, 23; Everette
Laysbad, 38.
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Turner, Harold A., 84, retired,
died Feb. 9 in Bennettsville,
S.C. Service 9 a.m. Saturday,
Jack’s Memory Funeral Home
Washington, Booker T., 43,
former Bama Foods employee,
died Monday. Services pending. Crown Hill.
Funeral home, church and
cemetery locations are in the city
under which the death notice is
listed unless otherwise noted.
Bartlesville — Clarence L.
Blank, 94, retired Phillips
Petroleum Co. chemical production sales worker, died Jan.
15. Memorial service 10 a.m.
Mar. 1, Community Funeral
Home Chapel, Guthrie. Arnold
Moore & Neekamp.
— Linda Sue Murray, 72, died
Feb. 8. Celebration of life
2 p.m. Sunday, East Cross
United Methodist Church.
Bixby — Garland L. Shepherd,
77, retired truck driver, died
Tuesday. Service 11 a.m. Monday, Free Will Baptist Church.
Leonard & Marker.
Broken Arrow — Betty B.
Gange, 85, retired oice manager, died Tuesday in Tulsa.
Services pending. Cremation
Society, Tulsa.
Checotah — Lura Mae Smith,
89, McIntosh County Health
Department clerk, died
Wednesday in McAlester. Services pending. Garrett Family.
Claremore — Gretta L. Simms,
79, mail room supervisor, died
Monday. Visitation 6-8 p.m.
Thursday, Kennedy-Kennard
Funeral Home, Broken Arrow,
and service 10 a.m. Friday,
Church of Christ, Broken
Coweta — Arlis A. Treat, 93,
retired truck driver and welder,
died Wednesday. Visitation
6-8 p.m. Thursday, WrightBrown Funeral Home, and
service 2 p.m. Friday, New
Bethel Assembly of God,
Broken Arrow.
Cushing — Sylvia Ann Olesen,
75, psychometrist, died Feb. 4.
Memorial service 2 p.m. Saturday, First Christian Church.
Palmer Marler.
Haskell — Jimmy D. Masterson,
56, carpenter, died Mon-
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