Sulphur Times-Democrat

Services for Wiley Seeley, a full blood Chickasaw Indian, were held at noon on Monday, Aug. 18 at the Colonial Baptist Church in Dallas. Interment was held at the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery under the direction of Troy Suggs Funeral Home. Mr. Seeley was born on December 8, 1923, in Pontotoc, Oklahoma to Walter Thomas Seeley and Mamie (Tushkatomby) Seeley. He died August 11, 2014 in Dallas, TX. He was the last surviving child of Walter Thomas Seeley and Mamie Tushkatomby, original enrollees, and the only surviving full blood Chickasaw in the Seeley family. He was married to Sally Allen, who preceded him in death on March 19, 1989. He later married Irene Rodgers, who also preceded him in death on August 22, 2004. He had no children. He married Connie Samuels, Dallas, Texas in October, 2013. Others preceding him in death were his parents and his brothers, Leon, Joe, Walton, Ben, Emmett and Otwell, as well as his sisters, Mary Ann Allen and Rose Vititow. He attended school in Bellwood and Mill Creek. He served in the armed services, in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After the war, he returned home. He then attended Murray State College, Tishomingo. He worked for a time in Oklahoma City, then moved to Dallas, Texas, where he lived the remainder of his life. He operated a successful landscaping business. He loved to play dominoes and loved watching sports on TV. He received a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. A Baptist by faith, he attended Sunday School and Church regularly and had read the Bible through several times. He is survived by his wife of the home, Connie Seeley, two sistersin- law, Viola Seeley and Iree Seeley, both of Sulphur and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was a favorite of his entire family, loved and respected by all and will be greatly missed.

Funeral services for Edna McGee, 84, Davis, were held at Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home Chapel in Walters on Friday, August 22 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Kent Simpson officiating. Burial was at the Walters Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the Walters Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 485, Walters, OK 73572. Edna Eloise McGee was born to Willie H. and Maud Abygail (Sykes) Peery on October 31, 1929 at Devol, Okla. and departed this life in Davis on August 20, 2014 at the age of 84 years, 9 months and 20 days. Edna grew up in the Ahpeatone Community west of Walters where she graduated from high school in 1947. She married Royce McGee on September 1, 1948 at Walters and they made their home 15 miles west of Walters where they were engaged in farming and ranching. In 1980 they built a house one mile west of Walters and then moved on to the Arbuckle Mountains at Davis in 1985. Edna was a longtime member of the Ahpeatone Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and working with kids through the 4-H program. She was a good pie maker. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, J.T. Peery and Earl Ray Peery; and two sisters, Odell Allen and Nola Shaffer. Survivors include her husband, Royce, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Ronnie King of Duncan; a granddaughter and her husband, Amy and Chris Wilson of Ninnekah, Okla.; 2 great granddaughters, Alexis and Aubrey Wilson; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and a host of friends.

Ronald David McCall, a resident of Sulphur was born December 11, 1944 in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania to Ralph D. “Spike” and Margaret Gail (Smith) McCall. He passed away Sunday August 24, in Sulphur, Oklahoma at the age of 69 years 8 months and 13 days. He was married to Ramona J. (Williams) McCall in Sulphur, Oklahoma on December 30, 1966. He grew up in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, where he graduated high school in 1962. He moved to Sulphur in 1962. He had served in the U.S. Air Force for four years during the Vietnam Era. He had worked for 37 years in the crude unit for Valero Refinery. He had also worked for Outer Limits hauling trash for three years. He was a member of Central Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother: Kenneth L. McCall. He is survived by his wife, Ramona J. McCall; daughter and sonin- law, Christi Phelps and Jason Pontious, all of Sulphur; son and daughter-in-law, David McCall and Jennifer of Ardmore, OK; sister: Debbie Farris of Oklahoma City; grandchildren, Rusty Biggs, Cannon McCall, James Hazelton, Katherine Hazelton, Ty McMahan, Jack Finley, Jada Phelps, Julie and Jenna McCall; great grandchildren; Mychel Hazelton and Asher Bean and best friend, Bob Garland. Pallbearers will be Alan Reese, Ed Snider, Allen Kirby, Donald Bessinger, Kevin Williams, and Harold Williams. Honorary Bearers will be all the men of Central Baptist Church, Jimmy Yokum, Billy Garland, David Saunders, Mike Saunders, Danny Searce, James Waites, Willie Westcott and Chris Gragg. Services will be held Wednesday August 27, 2014 at 10:00 am at Central Baptist Church officiated by Rev Eddie Dye and Rev. Claud Williams. Burial will be at Drake - Nebo Cemetery under the direction of DeArman Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to dearmanfuneralhome.com.

Laura (Cottle) Luckett was born December 10, 1926 to Aaron and Roxie Cottle in Sulphur. She died August 12 in Sulphur at the age of 82. She attended school in Sulphur until her sophomore year when she moved to Clovis N.M. where she graduated high school and met the love of her life, Vaughn Luckett. They married in Sulphur and were married for 64 years until his death in August 2012. Laura was also preceded in death by her parents; six brothers, Aaron Cottle, Edward Cottle, Grady Cottle, James Cottle, Bruce Cottle, Robert Lee Cottle; and one sister, Mary Jennefeldt. She is survived by one brother, Floyd Cottle, Oklahoma City; three sisters, Vivian Kelly, N.C., Wanda Crumb, Davis, Kaye Mark, Springfield, Mo. Local arrangements were under the direction of Hale’s Funeral Home of Davis. Hamilton-Odell Funeral Home of Alamagordo, N.M. was in charge of final arrangements.

Services for Kenneth Elton Pagels, 85, Davis, were held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at Hale’s Memorial Chapel in Davis with Pastor Willard McCartney, Jr officiating. Interment, with military honors, followed at the Green Hill Cemetery in Davis under the direction of Hale’s Funeral Home of Davis. Born May 23, 1929 in Oklahoma City to the late Franklin and Marie (Gesford) Pagels, he died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 in Ardmore. Ken and Wanda L. Tullis were married on August 17, 1993 in Gainesville, Texas. Ken grew up in Oklahoma City. On July 26, 1950, he joined the U.S. Marines Corp, serving our country during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. After being honorably discharged, Ken went to work as a fireman for the Tinker Fire Department, retiring in 1981 as Fire Chief, with 28 years in the fire service. He later began working as a deputy for Oklahoma County. In 1983, Ken moved to the Sulphur area, where he began working as a deputy for Murray County and later as a police officer for the City of Davis, retiring in 2009. In his spare time Ken enjoyed working with wood, fishing and hunting, welding and especially installing mobile radios. Survivors include his wife, Wanda; son David Pagels and wife, Joyce, Oklahoma City; two daughters, Diane Hammonds, Moore and Tina Jeter and husband, Rocky, Hennepin; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Ken was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Gary Pagels. On line condolences may be offered at halesfuneralhomes.com.