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Luginbuel Funeral Home
James Duke Logan
Donnellan Family Funeral Services
Jeannien Adelle Ludwig
James Duke Logan, 82, attorney and longtime resident of Vinita, died December 22, 2013 at
Heartsworth Center for Nursing
and Rehabilitation. An accomplished trial lawyer for over ifty
years, Duke Logan was founding
partner of the Vinita law irm,
Logan and Lowry, LLP. Among
professionals, family and friends,
he was known for his tenacious
work ethic, caustic wit and skilled
command of the English language.
This was evident in the courtroom, at the
dinner table, and in his professional and personal correspondence, which he often illustrated with caricatures of himself and others.
Logan was born on February 4, 1931 in
Norman, Oklahoma and attended school
there until his high school graduation. In
1949, he attended the University of Oklahoma and joined the Sigma Chi fraternity. After
graduating from OU with a B.A. degree, he
earned his Juris Doctor from the University
of Oklahoma College of Law, while working
nights as a policeman for the Norman Police
Department. At OU, he met the love of his
life, Dorothy Darrough. The couple married
in 1953. They soon moved to Vinita where
Logan established his law practice in 1955.
There, Logan served on the board of directors of First National Bank &Trust of
Vinita, First National Bank of Chelsea and
the Vinita School Board. For many years he
acted as Attorney for the City of Vinita, and
as General Counsel for the Grand River Dam
Authority and Northeast Oklahoma Electric
Cooperative. He was a member and former
President of the Craig County Bar Association, and a founding member and director
of Cattlemen’s Life Insurance Company.
In 1995, Logan was elected President of
the Oklahoma Bar Association. Following
his term of oice, Governor Brad Henry appointed him as chairman and member of
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the Oklahoma Council on Judicial
Complaints. He served in this capacity for 10 years, and as General
Counsel for the state agency for
six years. He was a fellow of the
American College of Trial Lawyers, American Bar Foundation,
and the Oklahoma Bar Foundation. He also served on the board of
the Oklahoma Historical Society.
A multi-talented individual,
Logan took pleasure in painting,
sculpting, woodcarving, and furniture making. For a time, he owned a private
plane, and was known to “buzz” the homes
of neighbors and friends. A proud yellow
dog Democrat, Logan relished political discourse and jokes, often at the expense of his
Republican family and friends. He was a diehard Sooner fan, avid quail hunter and trout
isherman who enjoyed spending many
wonderful summers with his wife at their
cabin in Colorado. In his later years, he enjoyed long drives on his ranch west of Vinita.
He was preceded in death by wife, Dorothy Darrough Logan; parents, Dr. and Mrs.
Leonard M. Logan Jr.; and brother Leonard
M. Logan III. He is survived by his brother,
Kuyk Logan of Houston; children, Elizabeth
“Liz” Logan, Leonard M. Logan IV, and Mary
Logan Wolf of Vinita, and James “Jay” Duke
Logan II of Ozark, AR; grandsons John Seidenberger and James Seidenberger of Vinita; and many loving nieces and nephews.
The memorial service will be held at
2:30 pm on Saturday, January 4 at the
First United Methodist Church of Vinita. Services are under the direction of
Luginbuel Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.honoringmemories.com. Memorials may be
sent to the Craig County Salvation Army,
224 W. Sequoyah Ave., Vinita, OK, 74301.
Oscar Wesley (Wes) Butts
Services for Oscar Wesley
(Wes) Butts, 67, of Norman will be
2:00p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2013
at Sunset Memorial Park Chapel.
Wes died Dec. 27, 2013 in Norman.
He was born October 14,
1946 in Compton, California
to Fleeta Mae Bradley Butts
and Calvin Clinton Butts.
Wes graduated from Jenks
High School in 1964, and went
on to play football for the University of Oklahoma, graduating
with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1969, and an Academic All American. He played football from 1964-1968,
and was a member of the 1968 Big 8 Conference and Orange Bowl Championship
team. Wes was a graduate assistant coach
in 1969. He was a member of the University of Oklahoma O Club and the Alumni
Association. Wes married Cynthia Lou
Gilbreath in 1967. During their union they
were blessed with two children. He went
on to marry Brenda Jean Wilkinson in 1972
and was blessed with two more children.
As a purchasing director Wes’ career
took him all over the United States. He
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worked for Yuba Heat Transfer
and Oil Dynamics, Inc. in Tulsa;
Franklin Electric in Blufton, IN,
AO Smith in Tipp City, OH, and
Regal Beloit in Ft. Wayne, IN before returning to Norman in 2012.
Wes was preceded in death by
his parents, Fleeta Mae Bradley
Butts and Calvin Clinton Butts.
He is survived by his wife of
41 years, Brenda; children, Denise McCullough and husband
John, Nicole Sutherland, Jennifer Tyler and husband Todd, Tom Butts
and wife Samantha; grandchildren, Hannah McCullough, Cooper McCullough,
Aimee Sutherland, Scott Sutherland, Clive
McCullough, Carson Butts, Jake Gentile,
Scarlett Tyler, Liam Butts; and sister, Luella Butts Wilkinson and husband Paul.
The family would like to thank the staf
of Norman Specialty Hospital for their support and care of Wes in the recent weeks.
Arrangements have been entrusted
to the care of Primrose Funeral Service. Condolences and additional service information can be found at
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Charles H."Chuck" Colpitt, Jr.
Charles H.”Chuck” Colpitt, Jr.
died in peace on December 28,
2013, after a short illness in Tulsa.
He was 57. Chuck was born on
May 21, 1956 to Charles H. Colpitt
and Jean Tucker Colpitt, Chuck
graduated from Edison High
School in 1974, and received a
degree in petroleum engineering
from the University of Tulsa. As
the third-generation owner of C.
H. Colpitt Drilling Company, he
followed his father and grandfather into the oil fields of Oklahoma. An exuberant family man, he and his wife, Sheri
Bishop Colpitt, have three children: Charles
H. Colpitt, III; Jack Hunter Colpitt; and
Frances Paige Colpitt. From skiing in the
Alps to scuba-diving in the Cayman Islands,
he celebrated every day of his too-short life.
Described by his lifelong friend Gregory
Phillips as a hunting and rocket enthusiast, Chuck loved solving the engineer-
ing problems associated with
rocketry, and hunting with his
KTA fraternity brothers. He
was also a member of St. John’s
Episcopal Church in Tulsa.
Chuck Colpitt is survived by his
wife and children of Collinsville,
Okla.; his sisters, Mary Colpitt of
Ketchum, Okla., and Frances Colpitt and her husband Donald Walton of Fort Worth; and his brother,
Terrence H. Colpitt of Tulsa. They
are joined by many cousins, nieces
and nephews, and innumerable close friends,
many of whom he knew since childhood.
Memorial service will be held at St.
John’s Episcopal Church on Tuesday, December 31 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that you
make a donation to the charity of your
choice. Ninde Brookside - 918.742.5556 www.ninde.com
Jeannien Adelle Ludwig forGrossman; loving mother of Eric
merly Grossman, nee GustaviGrossman (Anne Riggs), Ellice
son, age 81 of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
(Lynn) Ratlif and Lance GrossPeacefully passed away Christman; proud “Mama Gus” to her six
mas night, 2013. Born July 15,
grandchildren, Kate, Adam, Hank,
1932 in Rockford, IL to the late
Claire, Maggie and Zoe; dear sisReuben and Frances Gustavison,
ter of the late Reuberta Stoecklin
she attended Rockford East. Forand Gloria Crossland; fond “Aunt
mer University of Illinois beauty
Nien” to Timothy, Ellyn and Franqueen and lifelong supporter of
ces. Private funeral service, FriGamma Phi Beta sorority, she
day, January 3, 2013 at Memorial
was a print and runway model in
Park Cemetery, Skokie, IL. In lieu
Chicago in the 1950s. A talented
of lowers, donations may be made
painter and weaver with an eye for color to Clarehouse hospice, 7617 S. Mingo Road,
and design. An Evanston, Illinois resident Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133 www.clarehouse.
from 1961 – 1994 and member of the Evan- org (918) 893-6150. Info: 847 675-1990 or
ston Art Center. Beloved wife of the late
George Ludwig and the late Henry George
Belton, Bobby Joe, 69, died
Monday. Services pending.
Granger-House of Winn,
Burgett, Charles A., 93, electrical engineer, died Sunday.
Visitation 3-6 p.m. Thursday
and service 12:30 p.m. Friday,
both at Floral Haven Funeral
Home, Broken Arrow.
Carlton, Bonnie Marie, 74,
homemaker, died Saturday.
Private family services. Mark
Carver, Ronald Pete, 62, truck
driver, died Saturday. Service
3 p.m. Jan. 10, Schaudt-Teel
Funeral Home Chapel.
Dallis, Ellavee, 91, real estate
agent, died Sunday. Visitation
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday and
service 1 p.m. Friday, both at
Reed-Culver Funeral Home,
Finley, Verna Lee, 62, home
day-care provider, died
Saturday. Visitation 1-7 p.m.
Thursday, Add’Vantage
Funeral Home, and service 1
p.m. Friday, Friendship Baptist
Church, Owasso.
Fusick, William, 87, Postal
Service carrier, died Monday.
Service 10 a.m. Thursday, Memorial Park Cemetery Chapel.
Moore’s Southlawn.
Grace, Monica Munna, 48,
restaurant manager, died
Saturday. Service 10 a.m.
Friday, Mark Griith-Westwood Funeral Home Chapel,
and graveside service 2 p.m.
Friday, Little Quarsarty Cemetery, Butner.
(Tulsans unless indicated)
Hillcrest Hospital South
Mikaela and Michael Alba,
Broken Arrow, boy.
Chelsey and James Defenbaugh, Glenpool, boy.
Lesley and William Jackson,
Mounds, girl.
Seana and Matthew Larson,
Claremore, boy.
Ashley Lindley and Cody Ward,
Jessica and Chase Martin,
Sapulpa, girl.
Jennifer and Marcus Morgan,
Beggs, boy.
Rachel Pickering and Stephen
Sumpter, Sapulpa, girl.
Ashley Rice and Brandon Mendenhall, Sapulpa, girl.
Shilo Taylor and Gary Smith,
Heather and Andrew VanHuis,
Sapulpa, boy.
Cheryl and Christopher Westfall, boy.
Peggy V. Helmerich
Women’s Health Center
Preetiben Dave and Jose Ortiz,
Tarika Johnson and Jefrey Ball
Jr., boy.
Ashlee Mack and Keenan Rodgers, girl.
Sholpan Niyazgaliyeva and
Daniyar Gabdullin, boy.
St. John Medical Center
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Rebecca Fennell and Mitchell
Weathers, girl.
Kristen and Brian Foshee,
Sperry, boy.
Helton, Aurora, 89, died
Saturday. Services pending.
Fitzgerald Ivy.
Johnson, Mary Denise, 51, retired from Walmart deli, died
Friday. Private family services.
Mark Griith-Westwood.
Lewis, Kevin Zahn, 56, security
oicer, died Saturday. Services
pending. Schaudt-Teel.
Lott, Elizabeth J., 77, retired,
died Dec. 22. Visitation 1-7
p.m. Thursday and service
11 a.m. Friday, both at Dyer
Funeral Home.
Ludwig, Jeannien Adelle, 81,
former model, died Wednesday. Private family services.
Donnellan, Skokie, Ill.
Mars, John E. Sr., 78, retired
business executive, died
Saturday. Services pending. Fitzgerald Southwood
Mayfield, Gary Dale, 61, caretaker, died Saturday. Services
pending. Cremation Society.
Melton, Jeri Kay, 52, DirecTV
clerk, died Saturday. Services
pending. Rose Hill.
Oliver, Mary Frances, age
unavailable, died Monday.
Services pending. Keith D.
Orr, Andrew, 83, died Monday.
Services pending. Moore’s
Reddick, Kathleen Sarabeth,
84, science teacher, died
Friday. Services pending. Floral
Haven, Broken Arrow.
Young, Frank Phillip, 89, aviation mechanic, died Sunday.
Graveside service 11 a.m.
Friday, Floral Haven Memorial
Gardens, Broken Arrow. Floral
Haven, Broken Arrow.
Kara and Danny Hartman,
Broken Arrow, girl.
Amber Perez, Broken Arrow,
Megan and Andrew Wright,
(Tulsans unless indicated)
Deena Al-Alawneh, 23; Ghassan Ayoub, 27, of Baton
Rouge, La.
Deborah Allen, 53; Carl Lowers,
46, both of Owasso.
Megan Bradford, 24; Joshua
Harris, 25, both of Austin,
Celisse Davis, 30; Rico Pearson,
Shawna Hauber, 45; Yusuf
Marey, 26.
Kaley Herndon, 28; Michael
Farwell, 33, both of Owasso.
Martha Herrington, 55; Curtis
Parton, 61, both of Bixby.
Amy Kendall, 32; Johnny
Barnett, 39, both of Broken
Sarah Lewis, 23; Roberto
Arellanes Jr., 22.
Sara Livezey, 26; Shane Reed,
27, both of Jenks.
Robyn Long, 24; Charles Corbett, 40.
Natalie Mosier, 24; John Jarrod,
23, both of Edmond.
Megan O’Rourke, 18; Chance
Barham, 18.
Elizabeth Palmer, 34, of Broken
Arrow; David Burrows, 40,
of Enid.
Marlene Percefull, 61; Steven
Johnson, 59, of Topeka, Kan.
Rosa Perez Gonzalez, 27;
Moices Gaona Morales, 31.
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under which the death notice is
listed unless otherwise noted.
Bartlesville — Justin Allen
Gray, infant son of Kayla
Camden and Kevin Gray, died
Friday. Graveside service 2
p.m. Thursday, Memorial Park
Cemetery. Stumpf.
— Henry Karl Hachmuth, 77,
retired Phillips Petroleum
Co. chemical engineer, died
Dec. 12. No services planned.
Arnold Moore & Neekamp.
— Billy Wayne Sells, 63, died
Sunday. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Powell Funeral Home
Chapel, Hominy.
Big Cabin — Bernice M. Swetland, 79, homemaker, died
Sunday. Visitation 5-7 p.m.
Thursday, Luginbuel Funeral
Home, Vinita, and graveside
service 10 a.m. Friday, Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa.
Bixby — Bernard “Bear” Fernando, 46, former Walmart
employee, died Monday. Services pending. Bixby Funeral
— Johnnie J. Harvey, 73, retired
from Fabricut Inc., died
Saturday. Visitation 2-7 p.m.
Tuesday, Add’Vantage Funeral
Home, Tulsa, and service 10
a.m. Thursday, Haikey Park
Baptist Church, Broken Arrow.
Blackwell — Eugene “Gene”
Braly, 87, died Monday in
Ponca City. Service 2 p.m.
Saturday, Immanuel Baptist
Church. Roberts & Son.
Katarina Strnad, 22; Jordan
Christian, 21, of Oklahoma
Sara Tillinghast, 34; Kasey
McKenzie, 37.
Erin Webb, 25; Christopher
Oberst, 26, both of Oklahoma City.
Kerri Welch, 37; Michael Kockevar, 31, both of Bixby.
Kasie Wright, 26; Ryan Malone,
33, both of Jenks.
Nicole Wunderlin, 32; Hadley
Kenslow, 31, both of Albuquerque, N.M.
Amanda Zwetzig, 20; Trevor
Kirksey, 23, both of Catoosa.
Alquitt, Abeer v. Ali Alkott.
Davis, Kristal v. De Juan.
Highield, P. v. D.
Mata, Morma v. Agustin Martinez Guzman.
Milby, Richard v. Clara.
Sefcik, Mandy v. Lee.
Shearer, Jeremiah v. Kami.
Weatherl, Amy v. Christopher.
Ables, Danny from Darcil.
Abraham, C. from M.
Anderson, Michelle from
Boyd, Melodie from Elex.
Callahan, Gary from Lori
Dolan, Jamee from Marcus.
Hernandez, Eva from Hector.
Howell, Jennifer from Ronnie.
Justus, Joshua from Julie.
Maqbool, Muhammad from
Sophia Hassan.
Sloan, Jamie from Aaron.