Claremore Daily Progress


January 2, 2014

Donald Jay Lewis


Donald Jay Lewis passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. His faithful dog, Lucy, was at his side. 
Don was born on Nov. 4, 1927 near Bartlesville, to Thomas Ross and Mabel Rebecca Lewis. He was a telephone supervisor for Southwestern Bell where he worked for 38 years. For many years he served as a Boy Scout leader and was a volunteer with the Tiawah Fire Department. Don loved people and dogs, hunting, fishing and just being outdoors. He planted a garden every year and gave most of it away. Always kind, he helped everyone who had a need.
He married Neva Knight on May 25, 1973. They were active members of Willieo Baptist Church in Claremore. They were happily married for 34 years until her death. Besides his wife, he was predeceased by his parents, brothers Ross, Frank and Walter, and daughter Sonja Cable. 
He is survived by brother Ray and his wife Pat, daughters Arleta and husband Delbert O’Neal, Donna and husband William Beasley, grandchildren Linda Harrelson, Laurie Wilkens, Brad Beasley, Brenda Rackleff, Barry Beasley, Chris Cable, Curtis Cable, and many great and great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 
Visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Floral Haven. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 4, at 10:00 at Floral Haven Chapel, 6500 S. 129th S. Ave., Tulsa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tiawah Fire Department or Willieo Baptist Church.

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    April 15, 2014

  • Jean Noreen Young

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    April 15, 2014

  • Kenneth Wayne DeLozier, Sr.

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    April 12, 2014

  • Betty Whitfield

    Graveside service for Betty Whitfield will be 2:00p.m., Monday, April 14, 2014 at Oakhaven Memorial Gardens, under the direction of MMS-Payne Funeral Home & Cremation Service.  Bro. Sam Nichols will officiate.  Visitation will be Sunday, April 13, from 4—6.  Betty passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014 at the age of 84.

    April 12, 2014

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    April 11, 2014

  • Johnny G. McClure

    Graveside service for Johnny G. McClure will be 10:30a.m., Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Chelsea Cemetery, under the direction of Chelsea Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Friday, April 11, from 4-6 p.m.  Johnny passed away on Monday, April 7, 2014, at the age of 71.

    April 11, 2014

  • George Daniels

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    April 9, 2014

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    A mass of Christian burial for Marion “Buddy” Robertson, Sr. will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church with Father Paul Eichoff officiating.  Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Rice Funeral Service.  Visitation will be Friday from 3-7 with a wake and prayer vigil at 5:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service.   Family will receive visitors at the conclusion of the prayer service.

    April 4, 2014

  • Mary Nell Gray

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