A 14 n n Wednesday, December 18, 2013 OUR LIVES LET US HELP YOU >>> PLEASE SEE THE TULSA WORLD CLASSIFIEDS SECTION FOR ADVERTISEMENTS ABOUT BURIAL PLOTS AND CREMATION LOTS. How can I submit an obituary for publication? Obituaries include a story about the deceased and a photo. They are available to funeral homes and the public for a charge. To submit a paid obituary, ill out our online form. If you have any questions about paid obituaries with online guest books, please call the Tulsa World Obituary Desk at 918-581-8503. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday. Circle of Life In an efort to honor those who have donated either organs, eyes or tissue, the Tulsa World is participating in the “Circle of Life” campaign sponsored by the Global Organization for Organ Donation (GOOD). If your loved one was a donor, please inform the funeral director if you would like to have the “Circle of Life” logo placed in his or her listing. How can I submit a death notice for publication? Death notices are free and include basic information about the deceased: the person’s name, age, occupation, place of death and service information. They are available only to funeral homes. Funeral homes can submit death notices by e-mail to [email protected], by fax at 918-581-8353 until 8 p.m. daily or by phone at 918-581-8347 from 4 to 8 p.m. OBITUARIES 9360218 1218 Upson1218.jpg Moore's Southlawn | 9360057 1218 Bolton1218.jpg none Community of Christ and participated in various roles including; women’s leader, music director and Sunday school teacher. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters. She is survived by husband Benny Upson of Owasso; 3 children, 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Service will be 10:00 A.M., Thursday, December 19, 2013 at Moore’s Southlawn Chapel. Moore’s Southlawn 918663-2233 share memories at www.moorefuneral.com James T. Bolton | James T. Bolton, co-founder Bijou and Delaney; granddaughwith R.P. Kennett of Tulsa-based ter Carrie (Bolton) Chapman and K & B Contractors, was born her husband Jayson and great March 31, 1925 in Mexia, Texas to granddaughters Darienne, KaLCora (Baldwin Bolton) Cassady ynne and Jayden; and grandson and passed away December 16, Justin. He served in the U.S. Army 2013 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was in the South Pacific during WWII a graduate of Holy Family High and returned to live in Tulsa. School and attended The UniverJim and Betty have been lifetime sity of Tulsa. He is survived by his members and supporters of Holy wife of 67 years, Betty Jean (Lee); Family Cathedral. Funeral mass Son and daughter-in-law, Darrell will be held Friday, December 20 and Maureen; son, David; son and at 3:00 PM at Holy Family Cathedaughter-in- law, Victor and Debbie. He is dral, Tulsa, OK, 8th and Boulder. In lieu of also survived by grandson Jason and his wife flowers, the family requests that you make Lana and great granddaughters Charlize, donations to Holy Family Cathedral School. 9358641 1218 Robinson1218.jpg Fitzgerald Ivy Chapel Betty was born in Trezevant, Tennessee and received her B.A. from Southern Methodist University where she graduated Sum Cum Laude. Her career was in banking and public relations. She follows her Father, Graham S. Funderburk and Mother, Rosa M. Funderburk. She is survived by her Brother, Graham Funderburk, her Daughter, n DEATH NOTICES n Leigh A. Muttilainen, her Son, Graham P. Shirkey and Grandson, Brennis H. Muttilainen. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Fitzgerald Ivy Chapel, Tulsa. Funeral Services will be held at First United Methodist Church on Thursday December 19th, at 11:00 a.m. A Reception in the Church parlor will immediately follow. After the reception, Burial services will be held at Calvary Cemetery, Tulsa. 918-585-1151 www. f it zgera ld iv ychapel .com Richard Duane Alred Roark, Marium, age unknown, died Sunday. Services pending. Kennedy-Midtown. Rutledge, James Edward Jr., 86, died Monday. Private family services. Moore’s Southlawn. Tarver, Carl Edgar, 73, retired from Tulsa Public Schools, died Saturday. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Friday, Mobley-Dodson Funeral Home, Sand Springs, and service 11 a.m. Saturday, Gilcrease Hills Baptist Church. Winstead, Mary Ellen Welch, 82, self-employed beautician, died Sunday. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Memorial Park Cemetery Chapel. Moore’s Southlawn. Brewington, Doris O., 91, homemaker, died Sunday. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Rose Hill Funeral Home Chapel. Collins, Helen, 91, retired, died Monday. Services pending. Kennedy-Midtown. Falcons, Jay, 74, retired, died Monday in Jennings. Services pending. Kennedy-Midtown. Jernigan, Juanita D., 78, piano teacher, died Tuesday. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Floral Haven Funeral Home, Broken Arrow. Services pending. Mayes, Robert Jr., 52, attorney, died Dec. 12. Memorial service 11 a.m. Thursday, Paradise Baptist Church. Jack’s. McWithey, Gerald Dean, 70, retired janitor, died Sunday. Graveside service 10 a.m. Thursday, Memorial Park Cemetery. Heath-Griith. Messing, Kenneth, age unavailable, died Dec. 12 in Nowata. Private family services. Kennedy-Midtown. Moncrief, M. Janell, 73, retired Tulsa Community College administrative assistant, died Monday. Service 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Parkview Baptist Church. Moore’s Eastlawn. Pearsall, Linda, 71, certiied medical and nursing assistant, died Tuesday. Services pending. Moore’s Memory. n Betty Love Robinson | Betty Love Robinson, age 80, born July 6, 1933, deceased December 14, 2013. Widow of deceased Husband, James Anthony Robinson. n TULSA Arvis Jeanelle Upson Jeanelle was born June 23, 1930 near Odell, Texas. She passed from this life Sunday, December 15, 2013 in Tulsa. She attended and graduated from Union High School in Tulsa. She participated in 4H, FFA, FHA, band and choir. She married Benny Upson on July 9, 1949 in Tulsa. They celebrated their 64th anniversary in July 2013. Jeanelle worked for Shell Oil Company for 30 years and retired as Senior Clerk in 1991. She was an active member in the East Tulsa congregation of 9360311 1218 none none Sign the guest book attached to each obituary, watch online memorials created by family members and search the obituary archive. www.tulsaworld.com/ourlives n STATE/AREA Funeral home, church and cemetery locations are in the city under which the death notice is listed unless otherwise noted. Barnsdall — JoAnn K. Bracken, 86, died Saturday. Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, First Baptist Church. Stumpf. Bartlesville — Evelyn Ruth Halluma, 78, retired nurse, died Sunday. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Stumpf Funeral Home Chapel. — Doris Jean Hawk, 86, retired Phillips Petroleum Co. personal secretary, died Thursday. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Arnold Moore & Neekamp Funeral Home Chapel. n Rebecca and Sammy Pequano, Okmulgee, girl. Patricia Remmert and Chris Morgan, Bixby, boy. Sara Sampson-Hardy and Brad Hardy, girl. Danielle and Matt Stanley, Porter, girl. Krysten and Reid Taylor, girl. BIRTHS (Tulsans unless indicated) Bailey Medical Center, Owasso Katilina McClellan Valdez and Walter Rocha Contreras, Broken Arrow, girl. St. John Medical Center OSU Medical Center LaQuinta Gilyard and Emmanuel Delouiser, girl. Peggy V. Helmerich Women’s Health Center Bridgett and Cody Gregory, Terlton, girl. Solange Lopez and Artemio Torres Bernal, girl. Jamie and Jesus Rodriguez, boy. Obregona Sweeney, girl. | Richard Duane Alred, age 54, passed away Saturday morning, the 14th of December after a thirteen-year battle against heart disease. Rick retired from the Air Force after 24 years in service as a meteorologist. The love he had for his family and friends was undeniable. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Patti Alred; daughter Casi Alred; daughter Amanda Bates and husband Matthew Bates; and his only grandchild, Presley Bates, all of Tulsa, Oklahoma. 9360009 1218 none Add'Vantage Funeral Service Paul Eugene Preaus | A Man of Many “Gifts” 03/22/49 12/11/13 A gathering of Family and Friends will be held in the Youth Center at Southern Hills Baptist Church, 5590 S. Lewis, Tulsa, OK, Saturday, January 11, 2 - 4 PM. Add”Vantage Funeral Service Create free online memorials at tulsaworld.com/ourlives St. Francis Hospital Brittany and Cole Bailey, Okmulgee, boy. Alejandra Bernal-Ramirez and Jose Lopez, boy. Erin and Brad Campbell, Jenks, boy. Lauren and Daniel Clutter, boy. Casey Falcon and Vernon Gibson, Coweta, boy. Chelsey Gipson-Smith and Dustin Smith, Claremore, girl. Nancy Hernandez-Montes and Emmanuel Montes, Coweta, boy. Kendall and Matt Lamb, Owasso, boy. Amanda and Aaron Laws, Sapulpa, boy. Betty and Kory McCracken, Inola, boy. Leah and Corey Murphy, boy. Ana Navarro, girl. Victoria and Chad Neisler, boy. Christina and Grant Oden, girl. Alisha Payne, girl. Tameka Barnes, boy. Michelle and Chris Bell, Sapulpa, girl. Rebecca Grimm, boy. Abbie and Christopher Kern, Bixby, girl. Kelsey and Taylor Kirkland, boy. Dana and Casper May, Pryor, boy. Jessica and Jeremy McCarthy, Broken Arrow, girl. Jana and Kyle Shipman, Sand Springs, girl. Jennifer and Charles Sloan, girl. Kristen and Matthew Tucker, Sand Springs, girl. n n n MARRIAGES (Tulsans unless indicated) Cristina Abbott, 24; Johnathon George, 26. Melina Dale, 22; Lonny Thornley, 21. Sherrie Kelly, 47; Lonnie Hughes Jr., 48. Kylie Miller, 19; Trenton Lovins, 20, both of Broken Arrow. Florence Murray, 29; Jefrey Cates, 39. Elaina Patterson, 19; Justin Fletcher, 18, both of Owasso. Joanna Saddoris, 30, of Broken Arrow; Jason Yarbrough, 35, of Catoosa. Siriluck Sedthanan, 43; Jef Staufer, 56. n n n — Sharon Carol Humphrey, 73, retired certiied nursing assistant and home health aide, died Tuesday. Services pending. Stumpf. — Rena M. King, 86, Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. employee, died Tuesday. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, Walker-Brown Funeral Home Chapel. — Dustin Jerry Lacey, 43, died Thursday. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Spirit Church. Stumpf. — Helen Rodney, 79, died Sunday. Graveside service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Memorial Park Cemetery. Stumpf. — Mary Luewella Thompson, 82, died Saturday. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, Stumpf Funeral Home Chapel, and graveside service 3 p.m. Thursday, Highland Park Cemetery, Pittsburg, Kan. Bixby — Weldon E. Burns, 80, retired from Nelson Electric Co., died Tuesday. Visitation 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Bixby Funeral Service, and service 2 p.m. Thursday, RiverCrest Chapel. Bristow — Herman Doyle Pieratt, 79, glass glazier, died Monday. Service 1 p.m. Thursday, New Journey Assembly of God, Sapulpa. Smith, Sapulpa. SEE DEATH NOTICES A15 Shyla Senters, 21; Brett Landon, 23. Rachel Sheridan, 24; Kord Smith, 20. Adrienne Sherrill, 20; Destry Gleason, 20, both of Stillwater. Barbra Snow, 28; Jacob Jansen, 34. Quinta Stewart, 34; Frank Willis III, 31. Jennie Vukic, 36; Jose Garcia Godinez, 36. Kathryn Webb, 25; Alfred Destefano III, 35. n n n DIVORCES ASKED Allen, Tifany v. Bradley. Bermen, Dana v. David. Gonzalez, Elizabeth v. Jose. Pham, Thuy v. Chau. Rana, Dharmendra v. Jignasha. Rifey, Laci v. Mark. Riley, Rayield v. Linda. Smith-Lueker, Alexis v. Jason Lueker. Wehde, Brian v. Holly. GRANTED Arnold, Michael from Debbie. Clark, Alexia from Joseph Williamson. Doheny, Melissa from Ronald. Henrie, David from Pamela. Jackson, Bethannie from Sergio Torres. Olsen, Jennifer from Darin Howse. Randle, Myrna from Dave. Rosales, Norma from Elvis Cazorla. Shurtlef, Brianna from Charles. White, Wilson from Ann. Wiley, Shandra from David. Woodard, Cynthia from Paul. Singer Ray Price remembered for pioneering style Good friends like Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard got more credit for their contrary ways and trendsetting ideas, but it was Ray Price who set the precedent for change in country music more than a decade earlier. Price died Monday at his Texas home, having long outlasted most of his country music contemPrice poraries and the prognosis doctors gave him when they discovered his pancreatic cancer in 2011. He was 87. The way the Country Music Hall of Fame member fought cancer was an apt metaphor for the way he lived his life, always iercely charting a path few others might have the fortitude to follow. Along the way he changed the sound of country music, collaborated with and inspired the genre’s biggest stars and remained relevant for more than half a century. “Ray Price was a giant in Texas and country western music. Besides one of the greatest voices that ever sang a note, Ray’s career spanned over 65 years in a business where 25 years would be amazing,” said Ray Benson of the country music group Asleep at the Wheel. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum historian Michael McCall said Price “was one of his generation’s most important musical innovators,” popularizing the bedrock 4/4 shule beat that can still be heard on every honky-tonk jukebox and most country radio stations in the world. Price died Monday after- noon at his ranch outside Mount Pleasant, Texas, said Billy Mack Jr., who was acting as a family spokesman. Perhaps best known for his version of the Kris Kristofferson song “For the Good Times,” a pop hit in 1970, the velvet-voiced Price was a giant among traditional country performers in the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s, as likely to defy a trend as he was to defend one. He helped invent the genre’s honky-tonk sound early in his career, then took it in a more polished direction. His other country hits included “Crazy Arms,” ‘‘Release Me,” ‘‘The Same Old Me,” ‘‘Heartaches by the Number,” ‘‘City Lights” and “Too Young to Die.” Price was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1996, long after he had become dissatisied with Nashville and returned to his home state of Texas. His importance went well beyond hit singles. He was among the pioneers who popularized electric instruments and drums in country music. After helping establish the 4/4 shule in country music, Price angered traditionalists by breaking away from country. Price continued performing and recording well into his 70s. In 2007, he joined Haggard and Nelson on a double-CD set, “Last of the Breed.” The trio performed on tour with the Texas swing band Asleep at the Wheel. Over the years, Price came in and out of vogue as traditional country music waxed and waned on the radio. He was a constant advocate for the old days and ways of country music, and more recently re-entered the news when he took ofense to com- ments Blake Shelton made about classic country music that included the words “old farts.” The dustup drew attention on the Internet and introduced Price to a new generation of country fans. “You should be so lucky as us old-timers,” Price said in a happily cantankerous post in all capital letters. “Check back in 63 years (the year 2075) and let us know how your name and your music will be remembered.” By 1952 Price was a regular member of the Grand Ole Opry. The singer had one of country music’s great bands, the Cherokee Cowboys, early in his career. His lineup included at times Nelson, Miller and Johnny Paycheck. His 1956 version of “Crazy Arms” became a landmark song for both Price and country music. His irst No. 1 country hit, the song rode a propulsive beat into the pop top 100 as well. Using a drummer and bassist to create a country shule rhythm, he eventually established a sound that would become a trademark. “It was strictly country and it went pop,” Price said of the song. “I never have igured that one out yet.” Price was born near Perryville, Texas, in 1926 and was raised in Dallas. He joined the Marines for World War II and then studied to be a veterinarian at North Texas Agricultural College before he decided on music as a career. Soft-spoken and urbane, Price told the AP in 1976: “I’m my own worst critic. I don’t like to hear myself sing or see myself on television. I see too many mistakes.” He was one of the few who saw them.
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