Claremore Daily Progress

Obituaries

January 2, 2014

Jason Raiford

CLAREMORE —

Jason Edison Raiford was born June 5, 1972, in Claremore, to Steven Edison and Mary Leonis (Scott) Raiford. He died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, in Tulsa, at the age of 41 years. Jason was reared and educated in Tulsa and graduated with the Nathan Hale High School Class of 1991, where he excelled in baseball. He continued his education at Oklahoma State University earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Business.  
He was married Oct. 13, 2001, in Claremore, to Melvonna Waddle. Jason was currently working with Wells Fargo in Tulsa as a mortgage officer. He volunteered for a pet rescue where he rescued over 200 dogs, and he ran 5K’s for animal aide. 
In middle school, he played football until he became injured and he played baseball in high school as a pitcher. Jason enjoyed fishing, boating, big foot hunting and riding 4x4 on his mule. He was a member of KCB barbeque team and had won first place in a meat-smoking contest. Jason was faithful to the Lord.
Loving family members include: his wife Melvonna; parents Steve and Mary Raiford of Claremore; grandmother Dorothy Jean Raiford of Tulsa; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Jeremy Edison Raiford.
Funeral services were held at 12:00 noon on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at Hilldale Baptist Church in Claremore with Pastor Earl Skaggs officiating. Serving as casket bearers will be Chris Dickerson, Steven Dickerson, Carl Billingsley, Jim Oliver, Colin Magruder, and Brent Bridges. Committal services and interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa.  Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso. www.moweryfs.com
 

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • Florence Lorene Wolfington

    Graveside service for Florence Lorene Wolfington will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 30, at Woodlawn Cemetery with Pastor Charles Ragland officiating.  Burial will follow under the direction of MMS-Payne Funeral Home & Cremation Service.  Visitation will be held at the funeral home Tuesday 1-8 p.m.

    July 29, 2014

  • Donald Henry Secondine

    A celebration of the life of Donald Henry Secondine will be 10 a.m., Monday, July 28, 2014 at Verdigris Assembly of God Church. Burial will be 2:00 p.m. at Nowata Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Rice Funeral Service. Visitation will be Sunday from 1-5 at the funeral home with family receiving visitors from 2-4. Don passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. He was 84.

    July 27, 2014

  • Sherry Dawn “Redbone” Ralston-Gropp

    Private family services are scheduled for Sherry Dawn Ralston-Gropp. Visitation was Friday, July 25, 2014 at Rice Funeral Service. Sherry passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014. She was 54.

    July 27, 2014

  • Tommy Joe Russell

    Graveside service for Tommy Joe Russell will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 29, at Highland Cemetery with Luther Martin officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of the Inola Funeral Home & Crematory. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Monday 1-8 p.m., and family will greet friends 6-8 p.m.

    July 27, 2014

  • Jonathan Ashford “J.J.” Sluka

    Funeral service for Jonathan Ashford “J.J.” Sluka will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 23, at River of Life Assembly of God with Pastor Rodney Wilborn officiating. Burial with military honors by the U.S. Army will follow at Highland Cemetery under the direction of the Inola Funeral Home & Crematory.  Visitation will be held at the funeral home Tuesday, 1-8 p.m., and family will greet friends from 5-8 p.m.

    July 22, 2014

  • Doris Ann Chafin

    Funeral service for Doris Ann Chafin will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 18, at Verdigris Assembly of God with Brother Harold Brannon officiating. Burial will follow at Lone Elm Cemetery under the direction of MMS-Payne Funeral Home & Cremation Service. Visitation will be held Thursday 1-8 p.m., and family will greet friends 5-7 p.m.

    July 18, 2014

  • Patricia (Pat) D. Nickerson

    Graveside service for Patricia (Pat) D. Nickerson will be held 10 a.m. Friday, July 18, 2014 at Oakhaven Memorial Gardens in Claremore. Pallbearers will be Roy Rollins, Rob Rollins, Ron Rollins, Wayne Allen, Kelsey Wells, Angela Nowlin, Amber Holinsworth, and Maegan Gardner; and honorary pallbearer will be Rev. Joey Bentley. Visitation will be held on Thursday, from 1-8 p.m. with family greeting friends from 6-8 p.m.

    July 17, 2014

  • Jewel S. Starr

    Funeral service for Jewel S. Starr will be 1 p.m., Friday, July 18, at the MMS-Payne Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Paul Simpson and Chaplain Bishop Bell officiating. Burial will follow at Wann Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Thursday 1-8 p.m., and family will greet friends 6-8 p.m.

    July 17, 2014

  • Mildred Warden

    Mildred Warden was the mother of three and surrogate mother to hundreds.
    She operated one of Claremore’s first daycare for children. She died Friday, July 11, 2014 at the age of 86.

    July 15, 2014

  • Johnny Lee Fivecoats

     Services celebrating the life of Johnny Lee Fivecoats will be 3 p.m., Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Memorial Heights Baptist Church, Claremore.  Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, under the direction of MMS-Payne Funeral Home. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 1-8pm on Tuesday, July 15, with family receiving visitors from 6-8 p.m.

    July 15, 2014