Obituaries

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Vinita McBrayer Bishop, 1927 - 2017

Funeral services for Bristow resident, Vinita Bishop were held 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, in the Bristow Church of God with Rev. Brent Hinkle officiating. Interment followed in the Welty Cemetery at Welty. Funeral services were entrusted to the care of Michael’s Funeral Home, Bristow. Online condolences may be expressed at www.michaelsfuneralservices.com Vinita McBrayer Bishop was born in Welty, on Aug. 30, 1927, to the late George Curry and Lilly (Baker) Curry. She passed from this life suddenly at her residence on Aug.7, 2017, at the age of 89 years, 11 months and eight days. Vinita was raised in Welty and was a 1945 graduate of Gipsy High School. She married Virgil Irvin McBrayer and they had a son: Boyd. Due to her husband being a pipe liner, they lived in numerous places all over the country. In 1962 they moved back to Bristow and ran the Phillips 66 station on Chestnut Street until Virgil’s health declined.

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Bobby Lynn Montgomery, 1947 - 2017

Funeral services for Bobby Lynn Montgomery will be held Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the Welty Church of God. Interment will be at the Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Friday at 2 p.m. with full military honors. Bobby Lynn Montgomery was born March 21, 1947, in Okemah, to Raymond T. Montgomery and Grace Helen (Reed) Montgomery. He passed away Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, in Tulsa at the age of 70. Bob was a longtime resident of the Bristow and Welty area and was a 1964 graduate of Mason High School. He was a retired auto mechanic who enjoyed working on old cars and especially loved his 1965 Mercury Comet. Bob and Linda Joyce Cook were married May 12, 1995. Bob served his country with the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He was a proud veteran and always had a love for shooting. He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Gary.

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Lana Rosella Hodge, 1943 - 2017

Lana Rosella Hodge was born Dec. 19, 1943, to Homer Oscar and Alma Orena Smith in Henryetta. She departed this life Aug.5, 2017, at the age of 73 years, seven months and 17 days. She graduated from Henryetta High School. She had spent over 30 years with her partner in life Harold Eugene Hibbard. He preceded her in death Dec. 26, 2014. She enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. She is survived by one daughter, Larraine Waldroop, of Bristow; one son, Steven Wayne Waldroop, of Dallas, Texas; one sister, Thelma Heuston, of Okmulgee; one brother, Mike Smith, of Owasso; two grandchildren, Lauren and Sydney Waldroop. Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Floral Haven Cemetery in Broken Arrow, with Albert Titsworth officiating. Condolences can be sent to www.hutchinsmaplesfuneralhome.com

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Billy Ray Roe, 1931 - 2017

Billy Ray Roe was born in Cushing on Feb. 5, 1931, and departed this life at his home in Bristow on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, at the age of 86 years. Billy was the son of W. E. and Vivian (Boles) Roe. He was a resident of Bristow. He served in the United States Army and worked for Midland Refinery, Cushing, as a yields clerk. When the refinery shut down, he went to work for Big Creek Rural Water District as a manger. He married Marie Quick, in Wirt, Oklahoma on Oct. 13, 1956. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and three sisters.

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Pauline (Brown) Johns, 1925 - 2017

Pauline Johns, 91, Stroud resident, departed this life on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, in Stroud. Pauline was born in Tuskegee on Aug. 16, 1925. She was the daughter of the late Lonnie T. and Roxie V. (Cron) Brown. She received her formal education in the Bristow Schools and graduated in 1944 from Bristow High School. She continued her education at Central State College, now University of Central Oklahoma and obtained her teaching certificate. She and Paul Thomas Johns were married on Sept. 28, 1946, in Bristow, and he preceded her in death on May 19, 2000. She began her teaching in the Milfay Schools teaching third and fourth grade until 1948 when the eldest son, Paul, Jr. was born. She returned to teaching after finishing her Bachelor of Education Degree at East Central State University at Ada. She returned to the Milfay School district from which she was retired. Pauline loved God, reading, crocheting, basketball and football.

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Omer Edd Rose, 1930 - 2017

Omer Edd Rose, 87, of Bristow, passed from this life on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at home. Visitation will be held on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017 from 6 - 8 p.m. with funeral services following at 2 p.m. on Satuday, Aug. 5, 2017. Both will be held at Smith Funeral Chapel, 1208 S. Main Street, Sapulpa, Oklahoma. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, in Sapulpa.

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David Rodney Cloud, 1944 - 2017

David Rodney Cloud was born Oct. 3, 1944, to Clarence and Lou Cloud in Tahlequah. He departed this life July 18, 2017, at the age of 72 years, nine months and 15 days. He had been a Tulsa resident for the past 25 years. A graduate of Bristow High School, Rodney would go on to serve a short time with the United States Army. He later attended the University of Oklahoma, where he received an associate degree. As well, he completed an apprenticeship program with the IEBW; beginning a career in the electrical trade that spanned 45 years. He was a member of the Local 584. Rodney and Melissa Darragh were united in marriage on Nov. 8, 2005. They enjoyed nearly 25 together; some of this time spent taking the R.V. on the open road. Hunting and fishing also filled his time and rest assured this was fuel for Rodney’s ability to tell a story unlike any other. He could fly a kite to the highest of heights; how it was done is still a mystery. Rodney loved horses and shooting pool.

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James Earl Tallent, Sr., 1935 - 2017

James Earl Tallent, Sr. was born June 25, 1935 to Izorah and Hazel Tallent in Newby. He departed this life July 17, 2017, at the age of 82 years and 22 days. Jim grew up in and around the Bristow area. He graduated from Bristow High School. Jim Tallent and Twila Risenhoover were united in marriage on March 13, 1955. From this union were born two children, James Earl Jr. and Teresa Renee. He served his country in the United States Army from 1955 to 1956. Jim and Twila moved to the Bristow area in 1965. They owned and operated Tallents Grocery Store south of town. They moved to town in 1971 where they owned and operated Tallent’s Oilfield Supply. He was a member of the Bristow Church of God. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, family gatherings and in his younger years playing fast pitch softball.

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