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CYNTHIA JO (ALEXANDER) HASTINGS: Cindy passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at St. John Medical Center, Tulsa, OK. She was born on November 20, 1955 in Sapulpa, OK. to Robert and Joan (Ripley) Alexander. She was a QA Agent for Micah Tek. She was a member of the Assembly Of God Church. She is survived by her husband, James Hastings of the home; parents, Robert and Joan Alexander of Sapulpa, OK.; son, Jeremiah Lutz of Tulsa, OK.; brothers, David Alexander and wife Laurie, and Jeff Alexander; nephews and spouses, David, Jr., Josh, Nikki, Dallas and Jason Alexander; niece, Crystal Miller and husband Chris; great-nieces and nephews, Madison, Caydon, Taylor, and Tatum Miller, Regan and Connor Alexander; and an endless list of friends. Memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at the Smith Funeral Chapel, Sapulpa, OK . Officiating will be the Reverend Dan Caldwell. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Sapulpa, OK.  

 
GARY D. SMITH: Gary passed away Nov. 5, 2011. He was born December 18, 1955, to Ron and Janis Smith of Sapulpa. He attended grade school, junior high and high school in Sapulpa, graduating in 1974 as valedictorian. He attended the University of Oklahoma, was a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity and was top senior man on campus. He completed his undergraduate studies in three years and then entered the University of Oklahoma School of Dentistry. He received his doctorate and went on to the University of Chicago to complete his general dental residency. Upon completion, he set up his dental clinic in Sapulpa and later moved to Altus, Okla. where he was in private practice until his death. He is survived by his father, Ron Smith of Tulsa, his mother, Janis Smith of Sapulpa, his sister, Shari Singleton of Tulsa, his niece and nephew, Morgan and Braden Singleton, his Aunt and Uncle, Judy and Tommy Hudgins of Sapulpa, Aunt, Trula Basinger of Sapulpa, many cousins, and countless friends. Services will be Wednesday, November 9, 2011, at Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Sapulpa. Arrangements are under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.
 
ROY "BUD" LAWSON: Roy, age 54, passed away August 22, 2010. He was born to Roy H. Lawson and Doris Goodman Lawson May 15, 1956 in Henryetta, Okla. Bud was preceded in death by his father Roy H. Lawson, grandparents Bill and Grace Goodman, and Roy P. and Nannie Lawson, brother-in-law Larry York and nephew Michael York. He is survived by his daughters Amie Mullins and Brandy Tannehill, their husbands Craig and Jason, grandsons Gage and Gavin Mullins, mother Doris Lawson, sisters Connie York and Brenda Lawson, dear friend Paula Floyd, and numerous nieces, nephews, family members and friends. The family will be receiving visitors at Green Hill Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. The service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, August 26, 2010 at The First Baptist Church of Sapulpa. The entombment will follow at the Green Hill Memorial Mausoleum.

 
SCOTT WHITTEN: Scott, age 54, passed away July 1, 2010, at Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa. Scott was born July 21, 1955 in Sante Fe, New Mexico to George E. Whitten, Jr. and Margaret (Newman) Eyberg. Scott worked as an appliance repairman. He was preceded in death by his father: George E. Whitten, Jr. Scott is survived by his mother Margaret Eyberg of Tulsa and his sister: Linda St. Romain of Houston, Texas. Memorial services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 6th at First United Methodist Church, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Reverend Ed Bateman will officiate.
 
ROBERT DANIEL WALLACE: Daniel Wallace of Sapulpa passed away Sunday August 9, 2009, at the age of 53. He was born March 2, 1956, in Tulsa to Leonard and Mary Irene Wallace. Mr. Wallace served our country during Vietnam with the U.S. Army and was a member of the Sapulpa D.A.V. Daniel was preceded in death by his father, Leonard. He is survived by his mother, Mary Irene Wallace; sisters, Sharon Lieurance and her husband, Monty of Edmond, and Brenda Wallace of the home; brother, Ronald D. Wallace of Sand Springs; nephews, Joshua Freeman of Moore, Timothy Freeman and his wife, Erin of Oklahoma City, and Nicholas Freeman of Moore. Funeral services will be Wednesday, August 12, at 10 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Rayford Wallace officiating. Interment will follow in Beggs cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joshua Freeman, Timothy Freeman, Nicholas Freeman, Don Wynn, David Wynn, and Donald Harrelson.

STEVEN P. GREGORY: Steven P. Gregory of Sapulpa passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, at the age of 52. After graduating from Sapulpa High School ion 1974, earning credits in drafting at Central Vo-Tech, Steve joined the U.S. Coast Guard and, after serving 3 and-one-half years, returned to Sapulpa. Steve was preceded in death by his father, Charles Gregory. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Gregory; his son, Clifton Gregory; his daughter-in-law, Melissa Gregory; his grandson, Donovan, and is mother, Dolly Bernice Gregory. He is also survived by his brothers, Danny and Joe Gregory, and his sisters, Dolores Perrault, Kathy Rosencutter and Julie Gleason. Services will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 18, at Smith Funeral Home, 1208 S. Main St., Sapulpa. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the American Heart Association. Services are under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.
 

LARRY KENNETH NIGHTINGALE: Larry passed away Sunday, September 14, 2008 after a lengthy battle with diabetes. Prior to suffering blindness at age 29, Larry was very active in sports and other local activities. He graduated from Sapulpa High School in 1974 where he played basketball on the thrilling Ray Reins coached teams. Larry was chosen as honorable mention all-state basketball for two-years 1972 and 1974 in addition to being named all-conference in 1973-1974. Larry was a member of the Community Freewill Baptist Church in Kiefer. Although his medical problems limited his church activities, he treasured the times and friends at the church. Larry was pre-deceased by his parents, Marie and Abe Nightingale and a brother Abe Jr. He is survived by a son, Bryan of Colorado Springs, CO. and brothers Mike and his wife Deanna of Sapulpa and Ron and his wife Janet of Lakeland, FL.

 
GARY ESTES YOUNG: Gary died Tuesday, June 3, 2008, at the age of 52, after a lengthy battle against cancer. Gary was born Feb. 6, 1956, in Tulsa to David and Norma Estes Young. Gary was a member of the First Baptist Church. He graduated from Sapulpa High School in 1974, went on to Tulsa Junior College and then on to Northeastern State University, graduating in 1978. Gary retired from the Sapulpa Police Department as a Lieutenant after 28 years of service. While with the police department he served with the DEA Drug Task Force from 1999 till 2006. He was preceded in death by his mother, Norma Young. Survivors include his wife, Stacy Lynne and his daughter, Brittney Lynne Young, both of the home; his loving father, David Young of Sapulpa, and mother-in-law, Myrtie Mozarko of Sapulpa. He is also survived by several aunts and uncles and numerous cousins. Gary married the love of his life, Stacy Mozarko, on Dec. 5, 1992, and they were blessed with their beautiful daughter, Brittney, on Dec. 27, 1994. Brittney was the joy of Gary's life and he was a very loving and caring daddy. Published in the Sapulpa Herald.

KETA (JAMES) HOWELL: LaQuita V. Howell of Sapulpa died Saturday, April 5, 2008, in the Hillcrest Medical Center at the age of 51. LaQuita was born June 26, 1956, and had lived here all of her life. She was employed as the Director of Quality Assurance at the OSU Medical Center. She had also worked at the Bartlett Memorial Medical Center from 1976 until 1984. She was a graduate from Sapulpa High School and had received her master’s degree from the University Of Oklahoma. Survivors are her husband John of the home; her children Amanda Wilson and husband Max of Sand Springs and Roger Howell and wife Lisa of Broken Arrow; her parents Frankie and Betty Tipton James of Sapulpa; grandchildren Maci Wilson, Malachi Wilson, Marissa Wilson and due in June Mckyla Howell. Published in the Sapulpa Herald.

DR. RHONDA (BADEEN) LUNN: Dr. Rhonda Badeen Lunn, 51, was born March 5, 1956 in Sapulpa, OK the daughter of Dr. Samuel J. and Lillian (Samara) Badeen. She was previously married to William D. Lunn for 23 years. She died Wednesday, October 17, 2007 in a tragic plane crash in Glenpool, OK along with her three children Kathryn, Michael and Adrienne. Her family, friends and patients have suffered an irreplaceable loss. Rhonda graduated valedictorian from the Sapulpa High School class of 1974. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma after 2 years then graduated from the OU College of Medicine in 1980. She completed her residency in OB/GYN in 1984. At that time she opened her practice at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. Dr. Lunn was a fellow of the American Board of OB/GYN, was a past president of the Tulsa OB/GYN society, past chair of the St. Francis Hospital Quality Assurance Committee, member of the Tulsa County, the Oklahoma State Medical Association and the AMA. Dr. Lunn was given the prestigious honor of being named to "The Best Doctors in America" for over ten years. In the current issue of Oklahoma Today magazine Rhonda was named a best doctor in Oklahoma. However, Rhonda considered the greatest accomplishment her three children. She was also an accomplished musician and a renowned gourmet cook who enjoyed opening her home to many friends and civic groups. Published in the Tulsa World.

 

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ALFRED ANTWINE PRYOR: Alfred Antwine Pryor, 79, of Ardmore passed away on Friday, April 16, 2010 at Mercy Hospital in Ardmore, Okla. Antwine belongs to the Osage Tribe where he got the Indian name WA-TSI-KA-WA which means “Dancing Horse.”

Antwine graduated from Hominy High School in 1949. He was an educator for over 38 years. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Sapulpa for 48 years, and was a deacon and elder as well. Also, he worked in the church Soup Kitchen, belonged to the Locker Room Group and was in Northeastern Hall of Fame in 2006.

Antwine attended 8 years of college at Northeastern University and earned a master’s degree. After completing college he taught various places such as Butler Missouri Junior High School from 1955-1956, Henryetta High School from 1956-1962 where he served as teacher and coach, Sapulpa Junior High School from 1962-1967 as a teacher and coach, Sapulpa High School from1967-1970 as dean of students, athletic director and counselor, Sapulpa High School from 1970-1978 as athletic director and counselor, Sapulpa High School from 1979-1993 as counselor. He was also past president of Sapulpa Educational Foundation, altogether teaching for 38 years.

Antwine was preceded in death by his parents Buster and Dallas (Christley) Pryor and a son, Mark Douglas Pryor.


Antwine is survived by his wife, Dolores (Westover) Pryor of the home; son, Kyle Antwine Pryor and wife Alandra of Ardmore, Okla.; grandson, Justin Throneberry and wife Jamie; great-grandchildren, Shawn McClellan and Justice Throneberry; sisters, Mary Martha Frazier of Prattville, Okla., and Irene Jaeger of Shozlo, Ariz.; also, many nieces and nephews.


In our hearts and in our minds, our dear friends will remain.
Until one day in a better place, we all shall meet again
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