Sulphur Times-Democrat

Graveside services for Harold Dean Bland, 79, Sulphur, will be held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 23, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Sulphur with Pastor Willard McCartney, Jr officiating. Services were under the direction of Hale’s Funeral Home of Davis. Harold was born December 14, 1935 in Cutler, Ill., to the late Harold and Harriet Bland. He died Sunday, Dec. 21, in Sulphur. Harold and Glenda Kay Billings were married on November 28, 1959 in Las Vegas. She preceded him in death on February 22, 2003. Harold grew up in Raio, Ill., where he graduated high school. He served in the U.S. Navy during the end of the Korean Conflict, as well as in the Vietnam War. Harold worked for Air America (CIA) as a pilot for many years. In the early 1980’s he and his family moved to Sulphur, where he began driving a truck. Some of the companies he worked for included Dolese Bros, Joe Brown Company and AMPI. Harold loved spending time with his grandchildren, especially letting them drive him around. After the death of his wife, he took up the hobby of dancing and attended every dance that he could find throughout the week. Harold was a member of the Sulphur-Davis Elks Lodge. Survivors include his son, Richard Bland and wife Debbie, Sulphur; daughter, Terri Scholler and husband Michael, Lauderhill, Fla.; brother Dick Bland and wife Janet, New Windsor, Ill.; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Services for Betty Lynn Reed, 68, Davis, were held 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 23, at the First Baptist Church of Davis with Brother Luke Panter and her sons, Jimmy and Danny Reed officiating. Interment followed at the Green Hill cemetery in Davis under the direction of Hale’s Funeral Home of Davis. Betty was born September 13, 1946 in Oklahoma City, to the late Henry F. and Betty J. (Walton) Brock. She died Friday, Dec. 19, in Sulphur. Betty and James B. Reed were married on June 11, 1965 at St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Oklahoma City. Betty was a 1964 graduate of Capitol Hill High School in Oklahoma City. She worked 13 years as an accounting clerk for the First National Bank in Moore. In 1997, Betty and Jim retired and moved to Davis. Betty was a very loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Next to the Lord Jesus Christ, family was the most important thing in Betty’s life. In her spare time, she enjoyed going out to eat, reading spiritual books, and watching the Hallmark channel. She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Davis. Survivors include her devoted husband, Jim; two sons, James Lynn “Jimmy” Reed and wife Marsha, Poteau and Daniel Wayne “Danny” Reed and wife Catherine, Elmore City; eight grandchildren; one sister, Cheri Davidson, Oklahoma City and one brother, Tommy Brock and wife Kathy, Midwest City. Serving as pallbearers were Jacob, Cody and Blaine Reed, Nolan Miller, Austin Boevers and Josh Abbott. Honorary bearers were Dale Tinney and Bob Ray. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, grandmother, Opal Larson and a granddaughter, Jessica Reed. On line condolences may be offered at halesfuneralhomes.com.

Robert Ward White, Sr., 84, of Junction City, Kan., passed away Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. Many knew him as “Dub.” Mr. White was born July 7, 1930 in Cedar Hill, Texas. His parents were Oscar Pascal and Ova Love White of Sulphur. Sulphur was Mr. White’s hometown since his family’s move to Sulphur when he was three years old. He was a veteran of 27 years and retired as a Senior Master Sergeant from the U.S. Army. He honorably served in the Korean and Viet Nam wars. Mr. White is survived by Mary Evelyn Saunders White and their three sons, Robert N. White of Conway, Ark., Terry L. White of Denver, Co., and Robert W. White, Jr., of Junction City, Kan.; and their five grandchildren, Amy, Timothy, Naomi, Zackariah, Sharon and their six great-grandchildren, Bryce, Cameron, Helen, Sophie, Lane and Jacob. A memorial service with full military honors was held at the Fort Riley, Kansas, Post Cemetary on Monday, December 22, at 10:30 a.m. with Mr. White’s eldest son, Rev. Robert N. White, officiating.