Sulphur Times-Democrat

Services for Karen Marie Gorrell, 45, Davis, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23, at the First Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Randy Chapman officiating. Interment followed at Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of DeArman Funeral Home. Born May 27, 1969 in Lawton to Loyd M. and Mary E.(Eddy) Cain, she passed away Saturday, Oct. 18 in Ardmore. She married Phillip Gorrell in Sulphur on August 9, 1996. Karen grew up in Sulphur and Mill Creek where she attended school. She attended Murray State College, and worked as a receptionist for the Chickasaw Nation Social Services in Sulphur. Karen enjoyed spending time with her family, friends and at her job. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Teresa Hicks. She is survived by her husband, Phillip Gorrell, Davis; daughter and son-in-law, Jessica Clary and Todd, Sulphur; son and daughterin- law, Cameron Gorrell and Amber, Sulphur; one grandson, Aeson Clary; three sisters, Lisa Bell, Sulphur, Barbara Cain, Sulphur and Brenda Hughes and Timmy, Mill Creek; nieces and nephews and her puppy, Lady Bird. Pallbearerswill be Joe White, Hugh Odom, Michael Clary, Jerry Cain, Michael David Hector, and Michael Lawrence. Honorary bearers will be Gary Don Hicks, William Gordon Jr., Bobby Hector, Jr., Cecil Richard Gorrel III, Jordan Clary, Kyle Graves, Timmy Hughes and Matt Hector. Online condolences may be sent to www.dearmanfuneralhome. com.

Graveside services for Earl Ray Brassfield, 72, Davis, were held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the Green Hill Cemetery in Davis with Brother Ron Austin officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hale’s Funeral Home of Davis. Born August 22, 1942 in Wynnewood to the late Alex Fay and Beulah Mae (Cunningtubby) Brassfield, he died Friday, Oct. 17, in Davis. Earl and Rosemary Logan were married on May 5, 1980 in Gainesville, Texas. After graduating from Davis High School in 1960, Earl served the US Air Force from November, 1963 until he was honorably discharged in March, 1976. Much of his working career was spent as a driller in the oilfield. He also worked as a carpenter, building several homes in the Davis area. Earl enjoyed picking at and aggravating people and fishing. He loved spending time with his family. Survivors include his wife, Rosemary; three daughters, Rebecca Barnett and husband, Chris, Stratford, Anita Brassfield, Hennepin and Kelly Hudson and husband, Robert, Moore; three sons, Alex Brassfield and wife, Kelli, Hennepin, Jason Richardson and wife, Kristine, Norman and Cody Brassfield and wife, Jamie, Davis; nine grandchildren; one brother, Jerry Brassfield, Pauls Valley and three sisters, Flora Kirk and husband, Ernest, Pauls Valley, Patsy Brassfield, Houston, Texas and Linda McGahee, Morrison. Earl was preceded in death by his parents and one niece, Karen Meador. On line condolences may be offered at halesfuneralhomes.com.

Services for Juanita Faye (Tyler) Russell, 64, Davis, were held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 18 at First Baptist Church in Sulphur with Michael Summers and Pastor Billy Staggs officiating. Interment will follow at the Green Hill Cemetery in Davis under the direction of Hale’s Funeral Home of Davis. Juanita was born June 10, 1950 in Healdton. She was raised and adopted by George and Na- Lora (Blodgette) Tyler. She died Wednesday, Oct. 15, in Davis. Juanita and Charles Wesley “Cotton” Russell were married in March, 1972. Juanita was raised and educated in Mill Creek until the 8th grade, when she began school in Sulphur and graduated in 1968. She later attended cosmetology school and operated her own salon in Sulphur for 37 years. She also owned a bar and worked in a casino. She loved spending time with her family, enjoying chess with George and card games with family members. She was often teasing her loved ones while they played games. Juanita was a loving spouse, mother and grandmother. Survivors include her husband, Charles “Cotton” Russell, Davis; daughter, Charla Faye Russell, Davis; son, George W. Russell and wife, DeAnna, Broken Arrow; three grandchildren and three brothers, Charles Tyler, Wilson, Mike Tyler, Marietta, and John Tyler, Mobile, Ala. On line condolences may be offered at halesfuneralhomes.com.

Services for Ruby Jewel Easley, 82, Davis, will be held 1:00 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23 at the United Pentecostal Church, in Sulphur with Rev. Ron Austin officiating. Arrangements will be under the direction of Hale’s Funeral Home. Jewel was born December 13, 1931 in Lafayette, Ark., to the late Walter B. and Florence (Marksbarry) Sise. She died Sunday, Oct. 19, in Sulphur. Jewel grew up in the Katie area. She and her family made their home in Paoli for 10 years, prior to moving to Davis in the late 1960’s. Her hobbies included sewing, knitting, crocheting and cooking. Jewel was a member of the United Pentecostal Church. Survivors include two daughters, Judy Shiplett and husband, Norman and Lisa Barnes and husband, Steve; one son, Martin Easley, all of Davis; and six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Jewel was preceded in death by two daughters, Tina (Easley) Brown and Ruby Gay (Easley) McBride; one grandson, Chad Barnes and two brothers, J.D. and W.B. Sise. On line condolences may be offered at halesfuneralhomes.com.

Services for Geraldine Riddle, 96, Davis, were held on Monday, Oct. 20. Interment was held in Green Hill Cemetery under the direction of Hale’s Funeral Home of Davis. Born August 28, 1918 in Davis to Charles and Rosa Strickland, she died Wednesday, Oct. 15. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobbie in 1994; her parents; three brothers, Raymond, Perman and Graydon Strickland and one sister, Leta Warren. She married Bobbie Riddle on December 25, 1934 and the two participated in several organizations including the Salvation Army, Kiwanis and Eastern Star, Shriners and Professional and Business Women’s organization. She lived in Davis for over 80 years before uprooting herself and her daughter, driving to Clear Lake, Texas and settling close to her son and daughter-in-law, who both worked at the Johnson Space Center. In no time she mastered the busy streets, discovered nearby malls and delightfully incorporated local seafood into her diet. In October 2003, she moved, along with her daughter, to an assisted living facility in Round Rock, Texas. There, she and Charlene quickly became endeared to all staff who consistently administered care with much love and attention. Although life in Texas was eventful and satisfying, her heart always remained with her first love, Davis. She is survived by one son, Gerald Riddle; one daughter, Charlene Riddle; one daughter-in-law, Juanita Riddle; three grandchildren; four great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.