Obituaries

Tue
21
Feb

Eddie James Irvin, 1931 - 2017

Eddie James Irvin was born Jan. 30, 1931, to James Henry and Maude Claire Irvin in Little Rock, Arkansas. He departed this life February 18, 2017 at the age of 86 years and 19 days.

He had spent his youth living in many different places. On Feb. 23, 1949, Eddie James Irvin and Glenna Jean Barber were united in marriage. They enjoyed 64 years together before her passing May 15, 2013.

He worked at Allied Roofing Plant, Farm Fresh and Central Area Vo-Tech.

Eddie enjoyed going to his shop tinkering on motorcycles and four wheelers. He also loved to play on his computer. Eddie never met a stranger; he could talk to anyone.

He is survived by one daughter, Linda Long and husband Bob, of Depew; six grandchildren, Bryan Allee, Kathy Walker, Bobby Long, Arron Couch, Andrew Charles Pollman and Carolyn Long Robertson; 13 great grandchildren and nine great great grandchildren.

Tue
21
Feb

Dorothy Mae Ritchey Darnell Runnels, 1923 - 2017

Dorothy Mae Ritchey Darnell Runnels was born March 9, 1923, to John Quincy and Eva ( Judd) Ritchey in Maramac. She departed this life Feb. 16, 2017, at the age of 93 years, one month and seven days.

She attended Burbank Public Schools. In her younger years, she was very athletic enjoying basketball and track. She was married to Joseph Jackson Darnell for many years. From this union were born two children, Mitchell and Karen. After nearly 14 years, she found love again and was united in marriage to Bill Runnels.

Dorothy was a hard worker. She worked for Miss Elaines Garment factory until her retirement. She was very passionate about her church involvement; specifically evangelism and mission work. She also enjoyed reading and playing the piano, organ and saxophone.

Tue
21
Feb

Dwayne Thomas Cochran, 1974 - 2017

Dwayne Thomas Cochran, age 43, departed this life at his home in Oilton. Dwayne was born Jan. 9, 1974, in Drumright, to Don Cochran and Diane Fowler.

He attended public school in Oilton. After high school he went straight into the work field. He worked mostly in the construction field for many years. He could do anything he set his mind to.

He enjoyed fishing, camping and anything that was outdoors. He also loved to drive county roads and listen to music. He will be missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by two daughters, Cheyenne and Kelsey Cochran, of Stillwater; his dad, Don Cochran, of Oilton; mother, Diane Meade of Perry; one sister, Debra Sue Cochran, of Sapulpa; one brother, Starbuck Cochran, of Oilton as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Tue
21
Feb

Anita (Postma) Tallent, 1956 - 2017

Anita (Postma) Tallent passed away at home with loved ones by her side on the evening of Feb. 16, from a progressive stage of cancer called Bile Duct Cholangiocarcinoma. It is a loss for her loved ones because they lost her so soon, but it is a relief that she is not suffering any longer. Anita is loved, missed and will always be cherished by her family and friends. Her husband, Felix, and her were soulmates, best friends, lovers and partners that have made it through the best of times as well as the worst of times, but together they did everything and survived it all together by each other’s side.

Anita was born in Downey, California to Romke and Anna (Hakze) Postma. She was of dutch origin. Her life really began when she married her soulmate, Felix Milford Tallent Jr. on April 20, 1974. She was known for her love of the outdoors. She loved gardening and her dogs.

Thu
16
Feb

Lewis Hamilton, 1937 - 2017

Lewis Hamilton was born on May 20, 1937, in Bristow, as a triplet to Sam Green and Pauline Hamilton. He grew up and attended school in Bristow. He began working at an early age. He worked for J&J Restaurant and Krumme Oil Company in Bristow. After living in Jacksonville, Florida and in Wichita, Kansas for a short time, Lewis retired from Krumme Oil and moved to Tulsa. He united the Shiloh Baptist Church under Pastor M. Bailey. He became an active member of the choir and served on the deacon board until his illness. After suffering a stroke in 2004, he moved to Frederick to reside with his brother-in-law and sister, Rev. Lloyd and Oquina Logan. He united with First Baptist Missionary Church in Frederick, where he became an active member in Sunday School, NBC and bible study class as well as the Brotherhood. Lewis loved to travel with the Totress Brothers Quartet who traveled throughout the United States. Cooking and eating were his passions.

Tue
14
Feb

Jackie Lynn Flood, 1949 - 2017

Jackie Lynn Flood was born April 4, 1949, to George Franklin and Cynthia (Keys) Flood in Bristow. He departed this life Feb. 2, 2017, at the age of 67 years, nine months and 29 days. He graduated from Midwest City High School in 1966. Jackie had worked at many different shops as a mechanic. Most recently, he had worked for Fogle’s Dodge dealership and Marty’s Auto Mechanic Shop. In his spare time he loved playing his guitar to all kind of music. Jackie is survived by two sons, Tim Flood and wife Jennifer, of Bristow and Chad Flood and wife Leslie, of Sand Springs; and one granddaughter, Kortney Renee Flood. He has five of 13 siblings still living, Johnny, Larry, Naoma, Cecil and Gary. He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson, Ethan Michael Flood. Memorial services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at the Hutchins Maples Matherly Chapel.

Tue
14
Feb

Helen M. Haynes, 1927 - 2017

Helen M. Haynes was called to her heavenly home on Feb. 11, 2017. She was born Helen M. Lowrey on Nov. 12, 1927, in Haskell, Oklahoma. On Dec. 5, 1944, Helen Lowrey and Dean Haynes were united in marriage in Sunnyvale, California. To this union were born three children, Gerald, Regina (Gina) and Lowell. After 20 years of serving our great country, Helen and Dean made their home in Bristow in 1969. As long as their health allowed they made their church home the Free Holiness Church of Bristow. Helen went through the trials of losing her son, Gerald in 1983; husband, Dean in 1993 and youngest daughter, Lowell in 2014. Though life was not fair, Helen remained steadfast in her faith, always the victor never the victim. Her faith, love and hope carried her through. She is survived by her daughter, Gina Griffith and husband Russell, of Bristow; 11 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren, all who loved her so dearly.

Tue
14
Feb

Neil Clarion “Butch” Piper, 1936 - 2017

Neil C. Piper, formerly of Bristow, died Jan. 9, 2017, of natural causes at his home in Loveland, Colorado, with his beloved dog, Britches, there to offer a final farewell. He was born in Powers Lake, North Dakota in 1936, to Fred and Stella (Carlson Grote) Piper and raised in Battleview, North Dakota. Neil was the eldest of four children born to the couple. He and his siblings joined four other children from their parents’ previous marriages. As a young boy, he and his brothers, cousins and friends roamed the prairie, hunting, fishing and exploring the outdoors. He completed eight grades of school in Battleview and then he went to work. Neil worked on his parent’s farm, those of his relatives and for other farmers. On Jun 1, 1958, Neil married Carol Jensen. They later divorced. They had five children: Brenda, Stacy, Charlotte, Patricia and Bradley.

Tue
14
Feb

Molly Luella Glisson-Vanderslice, 1933 - 2017

Funeral services for Luella Glisson-Vanderslice were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at the Bristow Christian Center with Pastor Wayne Gemmill officiating. Serving as casket bearers were Justin Glisson, Dustin Glisson, Randy Mason, JoJo Murphy, Amos McNat and Gary Gramm. Honorary bearers were Hershel Gramm and Jess Powell. Immediately following, interment took place in the Bristow Oaklawn Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Michael’s Funeral Home, of Bristow. Molly Luella Glisson-Vanderslice was born in Tuskegee, on Dec. 14, 1933, to the late Lonnie Thomas Brown and Roxie Victoria (Cron) Brown. She passed from this life in the Rainbow Health Care Center on Feb. 9, 2017, at the age of 83 years, one month and 26 days. At the age of five, Luella’s family moved to Bristow where she remained a resident ever since. Luella was employed by Kwikset and held a position as an office clerk until the company shut down in 2005.

Tue
14
Feb

Joseph Michael Jaytanie, 1927 - 2017

Joseph Michael Jaytanie was born Feb. 9, 1927 and passed from this life on Feb. 8, 2017, just short of his 90th birthday. He was born in Clifton, New Jersey. His father came to America from Lebanon and 13 years later his mother arrived in Sherburne, New York. Joseph grew up in Sherburne, New York and attended Sherburne-Earlville schools, graduating in 1944. One week after graduation, he joined the Army Air Corp and left for training in Biloxi, Mississippi. After training, he was sent to Germany. Upon returning home, he went to Syracuse University and became an electrical engineer. He worked for Ta Co Industries where he received a patent on a very poplar antenna. He also worked in New Mexico installing radar equipment that would protect America. Before coming to Oklahoma to help his nephew in the oil business, he was working on a radar system for the government on radar equipment for the B-1 bomber plane.

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