August 2017 Obituaries
Carter, Laura Mae; born Oct. 4, 1940; died March 13, 2017; Baton Rouge, La. Church membership: Baton Rouge Berean. She was preceded in death by parents Emma and Jack Wells, Sr.; sisters, Barbara Davis, Edna Wells, Vennie Jenkins; brother, John Wells. Surviving: son, Gregory Carter; daughter, Patricia Ann Carter; 12 siblings.
Gillham, Donald W.; born Jan. 31, 1937, Wayside, Texas; died April 27, 2017, Austin, Texas. Church membership: Tulia. Surviving: daughter, Donna Jones, Austin; daughter, Elana Tasker, Israel; daughter, Heidi Medina, Zephyr Hills, Fla.; daughter, Vicki Gillham, Austin; son, Douglas Gillham, New York City, N.Y.; brother, Stanley Gillham, Claude, Texas; brother, Chaney Gillham, Bowden, N.D.; brother, Benjamin Gillham, Greeley, Colo.; sister, Olla Gillham, Wayside; sister, Laura Edwards, Wayside; sister, Esther Mesnard, Tulia, Texas.
Goodnight, Kay; born Oct. 10, 1951, Claremore, Okla.; died March 23, 2017, Broken Arrow, Okla. Church membership: Wagoner. Surviving: husband, Jerry Goodnight; mother, Gloria Mobley; children, Gerald Hudelson, Jammie Sly, Teinha Hudelson, Alicia Webster.
Jones, Marlene; born Oct.10, 1951, Claremore, Okla. died May 18, 2017; Wagoner, Okla. Church membership: Wagoner. Surviving: husband, Randall Jones; mother, Gloria Mobley; children, Jason Jones, Dana Durasso, Joshua Jones, Dennis Bristol.
King, Jimmie Dwain; born January 14, 1931, Perrytown, Texas; died May 15, 2017, Midwest City, Okla. Church membership: Summit Ridge. King was a veteran of the Korean War; he later became a pastor serving in Texas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and South Dakota. He was preceded in death by his brother, Dale King, and sister, Wanda Ruth. Surviving: wife Esther King, Harrah, Okla.; son, Paul King, Red Oak, Texas; daughter, Pattie Manning, Harrah; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Lynd, Darlene Louise; born Dec. 24, 1936, Elm Creek, Neb.; died May 16, 2017, Tulsa, Okla. Church membership: Sand Springs. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Mary Birth; sister Inez; brothers, Marvin and Glenn. Surviving: daughter Pamela Miller (Danny), Grand Island, Neb.; daughter, Penny McCurley (Dennis), Tulsa; son, Dale Bender (Sue), Houston, Texas; son, Leland Bender, Terlton, Okla.; son, Melvin Bender (Bonnie), Claremore, Okla.; brother, Gean Birth, Independence, Kan.
Marquette, Rosetta J. Jones; born Mar. 10, 1938, Collinsville, Okla.; died May 22, 2017, Tulsa, Okla. Church membership: Pryor. She was preceded in death by parents, Logan and Maurine Jones; sisters, Mildred and Norma Jones; son, Kevin; grandson, Rodney. Surviving: children, Keith, Karen, KeAnn, Kerry, Korey, and Kelly; brother, Marlow Jones.
Robertson, Frederick L.; born Sept. 5, 1927, Ponchatoula, La.; died Feb. 11, 2017, Gentry, Ark. Church membership: First Church, Tulsa. He was a veteran of WWII and later a pastor in Oklahoma, Mississippi, and Washington. Surviving: wife, Emilie; son, Buddy Robertson, Shattuck, Okla.; son, Dale Robertson, Jones, Okla.; stepson, Doug Richardson, Monroe, Wash.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
Simmons, Juanita Esther; born May 8, 1929, Guthrie, Okla.; died Oct 31, 2016, Grand Prairie, Texas. Church membership: Central, Oklahoma City. She was preceded in death by her husband Paul. Surviving: sisters; Betty Haffner, Ramona Greenhaw; sons Curt Simmons, Grand Prairie; Craig Simmons, Rocklin, Calif.; Scott Simmons, Grand Prairie; 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.
Sweet, Toni Janine; born Oct. 27, 1954, Lubbock, Texas; died June 11, 2017, Amarillo, Texas. Church membership: Amarillo. Surviving: daughter, Amy Bailey, Amarillo; brother, Rick Hudson, San Antonio, Texas; brother, Alan Hudson, Lubbock; sister, Sue Hart, Austin, Texas; sister-in-law, Cindy Wilbur, Amarillo; two grandchildren.