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).
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).
Brewster, Barbara Ann, 83, retail sales, died Sept. 14. Services were Thursday (Ray and Martha’s, Carnegie).
Mixon, Efflyne, 95, died Sept. 13. Services Monday, Alanreed, Texas (Cooper, Tecumseh).
Balding, Joanne May, 76, homemaker, died Sept. 13. No services (Affordable Cremation Service, Oklahoma City).
Sanders, Debra Lee, 73, nurse, died Sept. 14. Private services (Swearingen, Seminole).
Schoonmaker, Doris “Jeannie,” 73, homemaker, died Sept. 13. Services 2 p.m. Saturday, Custer City Masonic Cemetery (KiesauLee, Clinton).
Headley, Javan Pauline, 89, homemaker, died Sept. 13. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Bethel Assembly of God (CallawaySmith-Cobb, Marlow).
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).
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).
Wacoche, Melvin Leroy, 62, truck driver, died Sept. 13. Services 11 a.m. Monday, Tuskegee Indian Baptist Church (Hunn Black & Merritt, Eufaula).
Burgess, Betty, 94, homemaker, died Sept. 12. Memorial services 2 p.m. Saturday (Billings, Woodward).
Halford, Susie, 79, died Sept. 13. Services 10:30 a.m. Saturday, First Baptist Church (Ray and Martha’s, Hobart).
Dennis, Sandra Marie
(McKenzie), 62, law enforcement, died Sept. 8. Services 1 p.m. Saturday, Holdenville Cemetery (Hudson-Phillips, Holdenville).
McBride, Nelda R., 88, educator, died Sept. 14. Services 10 a.m. Monday (Becker-Rabon, Lawton).
Frye, James Wesley, 70, died Sept. 13. Private services (Stumpff, Bartlesville).
Joy, Paula Sue, 70, bank accountant, died Sept. 12. Memorial services 2 p.m. Sunday, Central High Baptist Church (Whitt, Duncan).
Palmer, Jerry Dale, 75, computer programmer, died Sept. 13. No services (Chaney-Harkins, McAlester).
Holland, Michael Ray, 60, civil service, died Sept. 13. No services (OK Cremation, Oklahoma City).
Mallow, Bobby Lee, 78, BNSF Railroad, died Sept. 13. Services pending (John M. Ireland, Moore).
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).
Parrott, Annie Pearl, 86, medical, died Sept. 10. Services 1 p.m. Friday, One Church (John M. Ireland, Moore).
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).
Clemens, Clifford Lloyd, 79, died Sept. 12. Mass 2 p.m. Friday, St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, Norman (Primrose, Norman).
Payne, Wanda Lee, 75, abstract title clerk, died Sept. 12. Services 2 p.m. Saturday (John M. Ireland, Moore).
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).
Thompson, Leon Sr., 69, construction worker, died Sept. 6. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, First Baptist Church (Keith D. Biglow, Okmulgee).
Loveless, Paul Ray, 83, ranch manager, died Sept. 13. Services 10:30 a.m. Friday, Westview Cemetery (Callaway-SmithCobb, Marlow).
Parsons, Douglas R., 90, U.S. Air Force master sergeant, died Sept. 12. Services 10 a.m. Saturday (Bill Eisenhour NE, Oklahoma City).
Jones, Cheryl Ellis, 61, died Sept. 12. Rosary 7 p.m. Monday. Mass 3 p.m. Tuesday, St. Mary Catholic Church, Guthrie (Hayes, Guthrie).
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).
Miller, Leroy, 97, farmer and rancher, died Sept. 12. Services 1 p.m. Monday, Wakita Methodist Church (Lanman, Medford).
Simpson, Scottie, 75, retired educator, died Sept. 12. Services 2 p.m. Friday, First United Methodist Church (Hart-Wyatt, Walters).
Majors, Jessika Lynn, 23, died Sept. 13. Services 2 p.m. Saturday, Jerald Shaw Auditorium, Vici (Shaw, Vici).
Rich, James Lesley, 75, mechanic, died Sept. 12. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, Lawson Cemetery (Palmer Marler, Yale).
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.