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Floral Haven
Gary Mitchell Davis
Gary Mitchell Davis was
called home on Friday, October 11, 2013 at the age of 70.
He was born in Nuyaka, OK.
He graduated from Nuyaka
High School in 1961, served in
the Navy from 1964 to 1968,
then went on to become a Certiied Public Accountant.
opened his own CPA practice
in Tulsa in 1984. Gary had a
genuine compassion for those
he served for over 30 years, considering everyone a friend, not a client.
Gary was an avid reader, enjoyed
golf, gardening, watching tennis, traveling, antiquing, and loved annual trips
with Twyla to the beach in Destin, FL.
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Anthony "Tony" Portuese
Anthony “Tony” Portuese
passed from this life peacefully
at the age of 90 surrounded by
his loving family on October 11,
2013 in Tulsa, OK. Born in Racine, Wisconsin, March 25, 1923,
Tony was the youngest of 4 boys.
Early in life, Tony’s family lived in
New York City, where he graduated high school. He joined the
Marines and served in Guam and
Peleliu during WWII as an airplane mechanic. His love of lying led him to pursue pilot training after
the war. On September 1, 1956 he married
Elizabeth “Betty” Coyle in New York City
and they were married for 57 years. Tony
spent his career as a corporate pilot, transferring to Tulsa in 1974 with Cities Service
and retiring in 1980. His knowledge of air9280825
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He was predeceased by his parents, Preston and Dollie Davis;
brothers, Tom, Bill, Clovis, Jim;
and sisters, Shirley and Tijuana.
Gary is survived by his wife,
Twyla (Tulsa), whom he fondly
referred to as his “million dollar dream”; sons, Jef (Angie)
Davis of Felton, DE, Randy Davis
of Sterling, AK;, granddaughters,
Alexandria and Stefanie Davis.
The funeral service will be held
at Floral Haven Funeral Home,
6500 S. 129th E. Ave, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma on October 16, 2013 at 12:30 pm. Interment to follow. Memorial donations
may be made to your charity of choice.
plane mechanics, repairs and piloting skills led to a second career
as a light instructor and consultant for companies and individuals from around the world. In his
later years, Tony spent time with
his son ishing in Alaska or the Paciic Northwest each year. Everyone who knew Tony warmly remembers his ishing stories. Tony
is survived by his wife, Betty; his
son, William and wife, Sherry;
daughters, Trish Portuese and
Julie Mobley and son-in-law, Jefrey Mobley; three granddaughters, Mia and Bella
Portuese and Madison Mobley. Funeral
Service is 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 15th,
at Calvary Cemetery Chapel. Fitzgerald
Southwood Colonial Chapel, 918-291-3500.
Russell Porter Vanderslice
1946 - 2013
Russell Porter Vanderslice was
born in Amarillo, Texas on August
31, 1946 and was called home on
October 11, 2013. Russ is survived
by his wifeof 43 years, Donna; his
children, Ron and Kirk; daughter-in-law, Stephanie; and grandchildren, Porter and Parker. He
was preceded in death by his
brother, Ron Eugene Vanderslice.
Upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, he met and married the
love of his life, Donna Lee Rogers a Tulsa
native. After a short period in Lubbock
Texas, where he completed his Master’s of
Business Administration (M.B.A.) Marketing degree, they returned to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where they lived and raised a family.
Russ was involved in several successful
business opportunities throughout his life.
Beginning with his market research company, and then helped develop Tulsa Dental
which later became a division of Dentsply.
After 10+ years with Tulsa Dental he retired
as Vice President/General Manger of Dentsply. He received many accolades within
his tenure, including several Pinnacle Sales Awards
and Awards of Excellence.
Russ was very active within the
Tulsa Community and supported
many non-profits and civic organizations, including Phillips Theological Seminary, Arthritis Foundation, and United Way. Some of
his most recent passions were the
Bassmaster’s Classic and serving
on the board of Eastern Oklahoma Donated Dental Services. He
and his family have been long time members of Harvard Avenue Christian Church
where they have praised and worshiped.
Russ was a loving father and husband and
took great pride in his family. He had a joy of
life that everyone could see on a daily basis.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations in Russ’s honor be made to
Harvard Avenue Christian Church’s memorial fund. Celebration of Life will be
held at Harvard Avenue Church, 5502 S.
Harvard, Tulsa, OK 74135 on October 16,
2013 at 10:00 am.
Moore’s Southlawn
Buckles, Margarete, 80, retired
Kmart sales clerk, died Saturday. Services pending. Floral
Haven, Broken Arrow.
Byrd, John Thomas, 71, truck
driver, died Saturday. Services
pending. Add’Vantage.
Forbes, Jess O., 58, died Saturday. Services pending. Mark
Goodman, Sally Kay, 67,
teacher, died Oct. 7. Celebration of life 1 p.m. Oct. 26,
Asbury United Methodist
Church. Floral Haven, Broken
Graham, Thelma Louise, 93,
homemaker, died Saturday.
Private family services.
Hedgecock, Marilyn LaRue,
76, prayer counselor, died
Monday. Visitation 6-8 p.m.
Tuesday and service 2 p.m.
Wednesday, both at Hayhurst
Funeral Home, Broken Arrow.
Herndon, Fred E., 56, master
machinist, died Sunday.
Private family services.
Hokanson, Joseph Daniel “Joe,”
82, homeopathic health-care
worker, died Sunday. Services
pending. Add’Vantage.
Housel, Russell J., 84, telecommunications director, died
Sunday. Services pending.
Mowery, Owasso.
Kimmell, Jane H., 68, certiied nursing assistant, died
Sunday. No services planned.
Keith D. Biglow.
McDonough, Dorothy Mae,
89, retired Federal Housing
Administration receptionist, died Saturday in Poteau.
Service 10 a.m. Wednesday,
Memorial Park Cemetery
Chapel. Moore’s Eastlawn.
McGuire, Marrico, 20, died
Saturday. Services pending.
Crown Hill.
Patterson, Donald E., 79,
retired truck driver, died
Sunday. Graveside service 2
p.m. Wednesday, Rest Haven
Cemetery, Sperry. HeathGriith.
Peace, Myron H., 80, Williams
Cos. itness director, died
Sunday. Services pending.
Floral Haven, Broken Arrow.
Shickell, Patricia Irene, 67,
Village Inn accountant and
oice manager, died Sunday.
Service 10 a.m. Friday, Leonard & Marker Funeral Home
Chapel, Bixby.
Vanderslice, Russell Porter, 67,
Dentsply vice-president and
general manager, died Friday.
Service 10 a.m. Wednesday,
Harvard Avenue Christian
Church. Moore’s Southlawn.
(Tulsans unless indicated)
Taren Moses and Jacob Payne,
Eden Sylvia Webb
Eden Sylvia Webb was born on November 3, 2012 at Tulsa, OK. She was the
daughter of Kevin and Renee Webb. Eden
passed away on Wednesday, October 9,
2013, at Scripps Memorial Hospital in
La Jolla, CA. She was just 11 months old.
Tiny, tenacious, little Eden survived
birth beyond all predictions and was a
joy to her family and all of us for eleven
months. While we mourn, we also remember who holds her safely in his care
and that we will see Eden again one day.
Eden is survived by her father and
mother, Kevin and Renee Webb, as well
as her siblings, Clayton, Merritt, Max
Daytona Patrick
Oct. 15, 1991 - Feb. 17, 2013
In Loving Memory
We miss you and love you and
can’t wait to see you again.
Happy 22nd Birthday Daytona.
Dad, Sammie, Ashley
and Heath
free online
memorials at
and MacArthur. Eden is also survived
by her grandparents, Jim and Ruth Remeur. She was preceded in death by her
grandparents, Charles and Mary Webb.
Memorial service 11 a.m., Wednesday, October 16, 2013, Sanctuary
Church, 1015 W. Main St., Jenks, OK
with Pastor Ed Gungor oiciating.
You may share your love for Eden and
the family at www.ultimatetributes.com
then search for Eden Sylvia Webb. Memorial contributions may be made to Sanctuary Church / Eden Webb Fund, P.O. Box
700217 Tulsa, OK 74170, (918) 491-4000.
Man with muscular dystrophy inishes 3rd marathon
CHICAGO (AP) — A Venezuelan man with muscular
dystrophy was the last runner
to cross the inish line of the
Chicago Marathon — nearly 17
hours after he started the race.
Maickel Melamed, 38, of
Caracas inished the 26.2-mile
race at 1:30 a.m. Monday in 16
hours and 46 minutes.
About 100 people cheered
him on as he inished. He received a inisher’s medal.
He put forth a positive message of achieving dreams, ofering several inspirational quotes
after he completed the race.
“When you give it all you feel
peace inside,” Melamed said. “If
you dream it, make it happen.”
Later, he said, “When you
cross this inish line, you think
to yourself, ‘I can do anything in
my life.’ ”
One of his supporters,
Leda Santo Domingo, called
Melamed a survivor and champion.
“We’re following him because we believe that this is
almost an impossible thing to
do,” she said. “He’s doing it because his mind is so strong, and
he has in the heart a dream.”
Melamed started running
marathons two years ago, and
Chicago was his third. He has
competed in marathons in Berlin and New York City and plans
to tackle the upcoming Tokyo
and Boston races.
The winner of the Chicago
Marathon was Kenyan Dennis
Kimetto, who inished the
course in 2 hours, 3 minutes,
45 seconds.
Funeral home, church and
cemetery locations are in the city
under which the death notice is
listed unless otherwise noted.
Albion — Mary Long, 70,
teacher, died Saturday.
Graveside service 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Albion Cemetery. Talihina Funeral Home,
Bartlesville — Harold Monroe
Campbell, 73, retired police
oicer, died Sunday. Private
family services. Arnold Moore
& Neekamp.
— Shari Lynn Davison, 63,
administrative purchasing
clerk, died Monday. Private
family services. Arnold Moore
& Neekamp.
— Patty Sue McGonigal, 70,
retired beautician, died Sunday. Service 1 p.m. Wednesday, New Life International
Pentecostal Holiness Church.
— Doris Yvonne (Koble) Ray,
87, died Monday. Services
pending. Stumpf.
— Ruby Jean Werts, 86, retired,
died Friday. Visitation 6-8
p.m. Tuesday, Davis Family Funeral Home, Dewey,
and graveside service 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Dewey Cemetery, Dewey.
Bixby — Armando Alvarado,
72, Colgate Palmolive machine operator, died Monday.
Services pending. Bixby
Funeral Service.
Blackwell — Chleora Kay
Tebow, 74, died Friday.
Memorial service 2 p.m. Saturday, Roberts & Son Funeral
Home Chapel.
Bristow — Paulina Provence,
88, homemaker, died Monday in Sapulpa. Services
pending. Hutchins-Maples.
— Pauline V. Gibbs, 91,
homemaker, died Sunday. No
services planned. HutchinsMaples.
Broken Arrow — Curtiss
Christmas, 75, truck driver,
died Sunday. Services pending. Wright-Brown, Coweta.
Bunch — Alice M. Longley, 91,
Department of Agriculture
inspector, died Sunday. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, First
Baptist Church. Roberts/
Reed-Culver, Stilwell.
Caney, Kan. — Timothy Ray
Garton, 26, railroad worker,
died Saturday. Visitation 6-8
p.m. Tuesday, Potts Funeral
Home, and service 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Tyro Christian
Church, Tyro, Kan.
Catoosa — Francis Howard
Reed Jr., 89, aircraft tool designer, died Sunday. Services
pending. Moore’s Southlawn,
Choctaw — Morris E. Edwards,
86, retired brick layer, died
Oct. 6. Memorial service
noon Thursday, Morris Cemetery Chapel, Morris. Rice,
Chouteau — Jean Hokit,
83, Pioneer Telephone Co.
cashier, died Sunday. Service
10 a.m. Thursday, Exciting
Southeast Baptist Church,
Pryor, and graveside service
3 p.m. Thursday, Cupco
Cemetery, Yanush. Stephens,
Claremore — Ronald Harold
“Leon” Belyeu, 87, carpenter,
died Monday. Services pending. Butler-Stumpff, Tulsa.
— Wayne C. Compton, 78,
Wayne’s Auto Repair owner,
died Monday. Private family
services. Rice.
— Barbara M. Spaulding, 77,
accountant, died Friday. Services pending. Add’Vantage,
Cleora — Fred Smoke, 62, died
Monday. Services pending.
Luginbuel South Grand Lake,
Cleveland — Donna G.
Nye, 72, homemaker, died
Saturday. Service 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Westport Baptist Church, and graveside
service 3 p.m. Wednesday,
Mount Olivet Cemetery,
Pauls Valley. ChapmanBlack.
— Rita Lee Thornburg, 77,
Cleveland Public Schools
educator, died Monday. Services pending. Add’Vantage,
Hillcrest Hospital South
VanDyke, Harry, 66, retired,
died Sunday. Services pending. Crown Hill.
Vann, John Wayne Sr., 62, died
Wednesday. Services pending. Crown Hill.
Warren, Robert E., 84, West
Bethel Baptist Church pastor,
died Oct. 8. Service 11 a.m.
Thursday, East Star Baptist
Church, McAlester. Crown
Webb, Eden Sylvia, infant
daughter of Renee and
Kevin Webb, formerly of
Tulsa, died Oct. 9 in La Jolla,
Calif. Memorial service 11
a.m. Wednesday, Sanctuary
Church, Jenks.
Wolfe, Freeda M. (Worsham)
(Hutton), 89, legal assistant,
died Saturday. Visitation 6-8
p.m. Tuesday, Schaudt-Teel
Funeral Home, and service 2
p.m. Wednesday, Memorial
Park Cemetery Chapel.
Saint Francis Hospital
Kailey Edlund and Aaron Petty,
Sapulpa, boy.
Amber and Stephen Graves,
Amber and Shawn Howard,
Dorothee Hulsey and Justin
Combs, Locust Grove, boy.
Kathryn and Justin Ketchum,
Shermeka Lewis and Willie
Shannon, girl.
Sabrina Lowe and James
Gourd, Glenpool, boy.
Jessica McConnell, boy.
Staci and Doug Tackett, Broken
Arrow, boy.
Tinesha Vallejo and Clayton
Christian, girl.
Jennifer and Jacob Williams,
Broken Arrow, boy.
St. John Owasso
Ashley and Justin Hedges,
Bartlesville, girl.
Chanin Johnson and Lawrence
Zezima Jr., Owasso, girl.
(Tulsans unless indicated)
Heidi Allen, 37, Peter Villenueve, 52.
Lindsey Brewer, 23, of Sapulpa;
John Tannehill, 27, of Norman.
Emelia Brooks, 31; Matthew
Walz, 32.
Nelly Calderon, 26; Eduardo
Soto, 24.
Lindsay Carr, 20; Dustin Graham, 22.
Shana Castodio, 25; Colby
Wade, 27.
Kristen Childers, 35; Benjamin
Mercer, 34, both of Bixby.
LeAnne Clark, 29, of Coweta;
Sean Ellison, 35.
Ericka Coleman, 17; Trey
Davidson, 18, both of Broken
Janette Cordell, 44; Les Proctor, 48.
Shenara Culley, 32; Ricky Morris II, 31, both of Owasso.
Amy Deaton, 33; William
Edmiston, 37, both of Collinsville.
Andrea Eder, 22, of Owasso;
Joshua Swanson, 22, of
Mikki Eubanks, 31; Bryan Rogers, 26.
Denise Foster, 47; Wayne
Rock, 57, both of Plano,
Jennifer Gastorf, 31; Cristian Alvarez, 28, both of
Cynthia Gates, 48; Freddie
Brimer, 52, both of Sand
Ellen Graham, 32; Andrew
Whaley, 32.
Anne Hurst, 40; James Lee,
Jacqueline Jones, 27; Alex
Bramblett, 29.
Ashlie Kinard, 23; Dustin
Simpson, 24, both of Sand
Laura Knox, 20; Andrew Bennett, 27.
Trang Lam, 25, of Broken Arrow; Pei Li, 22.
Karen Lawrence, 45; Dale
Powell Jr., 45.
Ginger Morrow, 19; Christian
Franklin, 20, both of Sand
LaKanda Newell, 42; Anthony
Darland, 40, both of Sand
Jerri Schein, 29; Steven
Osterhout, 28, both of
Latricia Shafer, 29; Michael
Boseman, 34, of Altus.
Leah Shaw, 29; Bryan Holloway, 28.
Kathleen Smith, 38; Ryan
Baldrachi, 40, of Oklahoma
Molly Verret, 23; Juan JuarezLopez, 25.
Tracy Ward, 40; Toby McKay,
45, of Owasso.
Sarah West, 34; Jason
Buchink, 39, both of Collinsville.
Rachel Whitlock, 24; Roger
Garrison, 23, both of Broken Arrow.
Cope, B. v. M.
Dobson, Aleida v. Thomas.
Fiveash, Luke v. Joyce.
Flowers, Susan v. Randall.
Gay, Carla v. Ronnie.
Gero, Micaela v. John.
Levens, Allison v. Eric.
McIntosh, Erica v. Kristopher.
Narro, Victor v. Candice.
Beard, Paul from Melinda.
Cotton, William III from
Erickson, Valerie from Dean.
Gray, Mark from Jamye.
Kellogg, Paulette from Mirl Jr.
Laferty, Joyce from Dennis.
Mashburn, M. from S.
Matthews-Hill, Brenda from
Elwin Hill.
Terry, Kristine from Brock.