Deaths

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AL­TUS

Louch­ery, James Edward, 86, plant op­er­a­tor, died Sept. 13. Ser­vices 10 a.m. Mon­day, Al­tus City Ceme­tery (Kin­can­non, Al­tus).

Reeves, Mary Jo, 61, died Sept. 12. Ser­vices 2 p.m. Fri­day (Low­ell-Tims, Al­tus).

BETHANY

Leonard, Sharon RubyLee, 72, home­maker, died Sept. 13. Ser­vices 1 p.m. Mon­day (MercerA­dams, Bethany).

Whit­ley, John Paul, 84, Gen­eral Mo­tors small tool re­pair, died Sept. 12. Wake 7 p.m. Fri­day. Mass 10 a.m. Satur­day, St. Charles Bor­romeo Catholic Church, Ok­la­homa City (MercerA­dams, Bethany).

CARNEGIE

Brew­ster, Bar­bara Ann, 83, retail sales, died Sept. 14. Ser­vices were Thurs­day (Ray and Martha’s, Carnegie).

CHOCTAW

Mixon, Efflyne, 95, died Sept. 13. Ser­vices Mon­day, Alan­reed, Texas (Cooper, Te­cum­seh).

CRES­CENT

Bald­ing, Joanne May, 76, home­maker, died Sept. 13. No ser­vices (Af­ford­able Cre­ma­tion Ser­vice, Ok­la­homa City).

CROMWELL

San­ders, De­bra Lee, 73, nurse, died Sept. 14. Pri­vate ser­vices (Swearin­gen, Semi­nole).

CUSTER CITY

Schoon­maker, Doris “Jean­nie,” 73, home­maker, died Sept. 13. Ser­vices 2 p.m. Satur­day, Custer City Ma­sonic Ceme­tery (KiesauLee, Clin­ton).

DUN­CAN

Headley, Ja­van Pauline, 89, home­maker, died Sept. 13. Ser­vices 10 a.m. Satur­day, Bethel As­sem­bly of God (Call­awaySmith-Cobb, Mar­low).

ED­MOND

Fleet­wood, Jeanne Miller, 98, teacher, died Sept. 12. Ser­vices 2 p.m. Mon­day, New Covenant United Methodist Church (Matthews, Ed­mond).

Ulm, Jon M., 73, died Sept. 12. Memo­rial ser­vices 2 p.m. Satur­day (Bag­ger­ley, Ed­mond).

EL RENO

Levy, Nita Lynn, 49, cus­tomer ser­vice rep­re­sen­ta­tive, died Sept. 13. Cel­e­bra­tion of life 11 a.m. Sept. 23, Large Pav­il­ion at Lake El Reno (Lehman, Well­ston).

Ochoa, An­gela M., 35, home­maker, died Aug. 26. Memo­rial ser­vices 10 a.m. Satur­day, Del City Church of Christ (Bill Eisen­hour NE, Ok­la­homa City).

EUFAULA

Wa­coche, Melvin Leroy, 62, truck driver, died Sept. 13. Ser­vices 11 a.m. Mon­day, Tuskegee In­dian Bap­tist Church (Hunn Black & Merritt, Eufaula).

FORT SUP­PLY

Burgess, Betty, 94, home­maker, died Sept. 12. Memo­rial ser­vices 2 p.m. Satur­day (Billings, Wood­ward).

HO­BART

Hal­ford, Susie, 79, died Sept. 13. Ser­vices 10:30 a.m. Satur­day, First Bap­tist Church (Ray and Martha’s, Ho­bart).

HOLDENVILLE

Dennis, San­dra Marie

(McKen­zie), 62, law en­force­ment, died Sept. 8. Ser­vices 1 p.m. Satur­day, Holdenville Ceme­tery (Hud­son-Phillips, Holdenville).

LAW­TON

McBride, Nelda R., 88, ed­u­ca­tor, died Sept. 14. Ser­vices 10 a.m. Mon­day (Becker-Rabon, Law­ton).

LENAPAH

Frye, James Wes­ley, 70, died Sept. 13. Pri­vate ser­vices (Stumpff, Bartlesville).

MAR­LOW

Joy, Paula Sue, 70, bank ac­coun­tant, died Sept. 12. Memo­rial ser­vices 2 p.m. Sun­day, Cen­tral High Bap­tist Church (Whitt, Dun­can).

MCALESTER

Palmer, Jerry Dale, 75, com­puter pro­gram­mer, died Sept. 13. No ser­vices (Chaney-Harkins, McAlester).

MCLOUD

Hol­land, Michael Ray, 60, civil ser­vice, died Sept. 13. No ser­vices (OK Cre­ma­tion, Ok­la­homa City).

MID­WEST CITY

Mal­low, Bobby Lee, 78, BNSF Rail­road, died Sept. 13. Ser­vices pend­ing (John M. Ire­land, Moore).

MILBURN

Cargill, Vernon J., 91, died Sept. 11. Ser­vices were Thurs­day (Clark, Tishomingo).

Ra­gan, Colten Dou­glas, 27, died Sept. 11. Ser­vices 2 p.m. Sun­day (Clark, Tishomingo).

MOORE

Par­rott, An­nie Pearl, 86, med­i­cal, died Sept. 10. Ser­vices 1 p.m. Fri­day, One Church (John M. Ire­land, Moore).

MUSKO­GEE

Cot­ton, Lorean, 91, re­tired do­mes­tic tech­ni­cian, died Sept. 9. Ser­vices 10 a.m. Mon­day, An­ti­och Bap­tist Church (Keith D. Biglow, Musko­gee).

John­son, Shirley Maria, 58, Mc­Coys so­cial worker, died Sept. 13. Ser­vices pend­ing (Keith D. Biglow, Musko­gee).

NO­BLE

Cle­mens, Clif­ford Lloyd, 79, died Sept. 12. Mass 2 p.m. Fri­day, St. Mark the Evan­ge­list Catholic Church, Nor­man (Prim­rose, Nor­man).

NOR­MAN

Payne, Wanda Lee, 75, ab­stract ti­tle clerk, died Sept. 12. Ser­vices 2 p.m. Satur­day (John M. Ire­land, Moore).

OK­LA­HOMA CITY

Amer­son, Wil­lie, 69, died Sept. 13. Ser­vices pend­ing (Tem­ple and Sons, Ok­la­homa City). Beck, Richard II, 64, died Sept. 12. Memo­rial ser­vices 10:30 a.m. Satur­day, Lake­side United Methodist Church (Sig­na­ture Cre­ma­tion Care, Ok­la­homa City). Bell, San­dra Kay, 58, food ser­vice man­ager, died Sept. 7. Memo­rial ser­vices 2 p.m. Sept. 24, Wil­shire Club (Af­ford­able Cre­ma­tion Ser­vice, Ok­la­homa City).

Brown, Theresa, 91, home health aide, died Sept. 10. Ser­vices 1 p.m. Satur­day, Full Gospel Church, Bo­ley (Keith D. Biglow, Bo­ley).

Doan, Danh Thi, 94, home­maker, died Sept. 13. Prayer ser­vice 10 a.m. Fri­day (Mercer-Adams, Bethany).

Ha­gens, Troy Don­nell Sr., 64, died Sept. 10. Memo­rial ser­vices 11 a.m. Satur­day, Chris­tian Faith

Fel­low­ship Church (McKayDavis, Ok­la­homa City). Kim­brough, Betty Lou, 75, of­fice man­ager, died Sept. 13. Mass 10:30 a.m. Tues­day, St. John Ne­po­muk Catholic Church, Yukon (Yanda and Son, Yukon). King-Poin­dex­ter, Na­talie, 73, died Sept. 12. Ser­vices pend­ing (Sig­na­ture Cre­ma­tion Care, Ok­la­homa City).

Lig­gins, LaDon, 66, died Sept. 13. Ser­vices pend­ing (Rolfe, Ok­la­homa City).

Mes­can, Jerome “Jerry,” 67, cus­tomer ser­vice, died Sept. 12. Ser­vices 10 a.m. Tues­day (Barnes Friederich, Mid­west City).

Till­man, Don­ald Ray, 63, died Aug. 30. Memo­rial ser­vices 11 a.m. Satur­day, Bridge Point Com­mu­nity Church (Pol­lard, Ok­la­homa City).

OKMULGEE

Thomp­son, Leon Sr., 69, con­struc­tion worker, died Sept. 6. Ser­vices 11 a.m. Satur­day, First Bap­tist Church (Keith D. Biglow, Okmulgee).

RUSH SPRINGS

Love­less, Paul Ray, 83, ranch man­ager, died Sept. 13. Ser­vices 10:30 a.m. Fri­day, Westview Ceme­tery (Call­away-SmithCobb, Mar­low).

SPENCER

Par­sons, Dou­glas R., 90, U.S. Air Force mas­ter sergeant, died Sept. 12. Ser­vices 10 a.m. Satur­day (Bill Eisen­hour NE, Ok­la­homa City).

THE VIL­LAGE

Jones, Ch­eryl Ellis, 61, died Sept. 12. Rosary 7 p.m. Mon­day. Mass 3 p.m. Tues­day, St. Mary Catholic Church, Guthrie (Hayes, Guthrie).

TULSA

Allen, Mer­lie, 69, day care provider, died Sept. 7. Ser­vices 10 a.m. Satur­day, Geth­se­mane Bap­tist Church (Keith D. Biglow, Tulsa).

Pear­son-Nevels, Ruby Jean, 60, com­mer­cial cook, died Sept. 8. Ser­vices 2 p.m. Satur­day (Keith D. Biglow, Tulsa).

Williams, Sa­muel Sr., 86, brick layer, died Sept. 10. Ser­vices 10 a.m. Satur­day (Keith D. Biglow, Tulsa).

WAKITA

Miller, Leroy, 97, farmer and rancher, died Sept. 12. Ser­vices 1 p.m. Mon­day, Wakita Methodist Church (Lan­man, Med­ford).

WAL­TERS

Simp­son, Scot­tie, 75, re­tired ed­u­ca­tor, died Sept. 12. Ser­vices 2 p.m. Fri­day, First United Methodist Church (Hart-Wy­att, Wal­ters).

WOOD­WARD

Ma­jors, Jes­sika Lynn, 23, died Sept. 13. Ser­vices 2 p.m. Satur­day, Jer­ald Shaw Au­di­to­rium, Vici (Shaw, Vici).

YALE

Rich, James Les­ley, 75, me­chanic, died Sept. 12. Ser­vices 11 a.m. Satur­day, Law­son Ceme­tery (Palmer Mar­ler, Yale).

YUKON

En­gle, Ralph, 75, re­tired handy­man, died Sept. 12. Memo­rial ser­vices 3 p.m. Fri­day, Res­ur­rec­tion Ceme­tery, Ok­la­homa City (Af­ford­able Cre­ma­tion Ser­vice, Ok­la­homa City).

Law­son, Elis­a­beth Rose, 6, died Sept. 12. Cel­e­bra­tion of life 2 p.m. Satur­day, Church of Je­sus Christ of Lat­ter-day Saints, Mus­tang (Smith & Turner Mor­tu­ary, Yukon).

HOUS­TON — More than 50 lo­cal and na­tional char­i­ties have raised more than $350 mil­lion in the nearly three weeks since Hur­ri­cane Har­vey struck the Texas Gulf Coast, and the dis­parate groups are try­ing to de­cide on pri­or­i­ties while some storm vic­tims still await help.

Dis­trust of large char­i­ties such as the Amer­i­can Red Cross has driven many donors to smaller, lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tions. For in­stance, Hous­ton Tex­ans foot­ball star J.J. Watt has raised more than $30 mil­lion for his foun­da­tion, an ef­fort he started by post­ing ap­peals on so­cial me­dia.

One donor to Watt’s ef­fort, He­len Vasquez, stood out­side the Tex­ans’ sta­dium and said she had seen a Face­book post list­ing the salaries of ex­ec­u­tives at top na­tional char­i­ties. She gave Watt $20 in­stead.

“It’s all go­ing to the peo­ple it­self and not to the cor­po­ra­tions, not the higher-ups in the cor­po­ra­tions,” Vasquez said.

But most of the money raised for Har­vey has gone to the Red Cross, which has raised a least $211 mil­lion. The rest went to other or­ga­ni­za­tions, in­clud­ing 40 groups listed by Char­ity Nav­i­ga­tor, as well as dozens of other groups and in­di­vid­ual fam­i­lies rais­ing money on do-it-your­self sites such as GoFundMe.

More than $50 mil­lion has poured into the lo­cal fund set up by Hous­ton Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Ed Em­mett, the county’s chief ad­min­is­tra­tive of­fi­cial.

Turner and Em­mett openly urge donors to give to the lo­cal fund and not the Red Cross, say­ing do­ing so will en­sure the best use of the money.

Em­mett has blamed the Red Cross for prob­lems that arose with set­ting up and run­ning the emer­gency shel­ters used by tens of thou­sands of peo­ple who were flooded out of their homes.

The Greater Hous­ton Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion, which the men have asked to ad­min­is­ter the fund, is cre­at­ing a 12-mem­ber board and a grant com­mit­tee to set pri­or­i­ties and dis­trib­ute do­na­tions start­ing in the next sev­eral weeks. The foun­da­tion is work­ing with the United Way and dozens of other char­i­ties, but so far not with the Red Cross or with Watt, who did not re­spond to ques­tions sent through a spokesman for the Tex­ans.

David Brady, CEO of the Red Cross of the Texas Gulf Coast, said his group would be “happy to be a part of all con­ver­sa­tions” and that the Red Cross would re­view how it could im­prove its shel­ter op­er­a­tions in the fu­ture.

“We can’t take the crit­i­cisms per­son­ally,” he said.

The foun­da­tion’s CEO, Stephen Mais­lin, said it will pay the costs of run­ning the Har­vey re­lief fund on its own, in­clud­ing the credit card fees banks charge for do­na­tions.

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