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August 2005

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28 Daniel Vernon Liddell, III Daniel Vernon Liddell, III, 54, of Livingston, Montana, died June 12, 2005. Memorial services were June 25, 2005 at Livingston. Mr. Liddell was born September 16, 1950 in Gladewater, Texas to the late Daniel Vernon Liddell, Jr., and Vera Liddell. He was the grandson of the late Minnie Keel Liddell, an original enrollee and full-blood Chickasaw. Mr. Liddell graduated from Gladewater High School and attended Kilgore College, Kilgore, Texas and Stephen P. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas. He also studied life drawing at Texas A&M. He was a professional artist and actor. He was a professional i l lustrator for the Nat ive American book series entitle California Native American Tribes, written by Mary Boule’. Some of his sculpture found its way as a gift to former CNN CEO Ted Turner. An 8’ x 10’ mural depicting buffalo stampeding across Puget Sound was commissioned by a restaurant in Ruston, Wash. He was a skilled “brain” tanner and craftsman of Native American artifacts having produced parfleches, traditional shirts, dresses, moccasins, sinnue backed bows and arrows. Mr. Liddell’s background included stints as a commercial fisherman in Alaska, wild land fire fighter in Yellowstone National Park, ranch foreman and carpenter. He is survived by a daughter, Li ly Ta lul a Lidde l l of Bordentown, N.J.; his mother, Vera Liddell of Gladewater; sisters, Margaret Pevehouse of Dallas, and Ellen L. Walyus of Weatherford, Texas; and a brother, Keel Liddell of Gladewater. Oklahoma. He was the grandson of Ella and Will Colley and was a proud member of the Chickasaw Nation. He lived in San Bernardino for the last 58 years. He was a World War II Army veteran, a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local Union 944 for over 50 years and a member of the Faternal Order of Eagles, San Bernardino. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline; and two brothers, James and Donner. He is survived by his wife, Ava; a son; three daughters; two step-sons; three sisters; a brother; 18 grandchildren; and many great and great-great- grandchildren. Obituaries dancing and pandas. She was a friend to everyone who knew her, and was involved in a Chickasaw genealogy project. They are survived by their parents of the home; two brothers, Gabriel Jacome and Joaquin Jacome, both of the home; paternal grandparents, Melvin and Kathleen Stoner of Duncan, Okla., and Joaquin and Gloria Jacome of Sonora, Calif.; maternal grandparents, Francisco and Victoria Galaviz of Durango, Mexico; great- grandparents, Marion Overton Whitfield of Comanche, Okla., and Genevieve “Kitty” Pipin of Hayward, Calif.; and many, many aunts, uncles, cousins and Vanessa’s boyfriend, Kevin Bob. They were preceded in death by great-grandparents. Vanessa Azu- cena Jacome and Maximillion Andres Overton Jacome Vanessa Azucena Jacome, 15, and Maximillion Andres Overton Jacome, 9, of Ardmore, Okla., went to be with the Lord together, May 28, 2005 at Gainesville, Texas. A prayer service was June 2, 2005 at Griffin Funeral Home, Ardmore with funeral services conducted June 3, 2005 at First Baptist Church, Ardmore with Randy Thompson officiating. Burial took place at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Vanessa was born January 2, 1990, and Maximillion was born March 28, 1996, both in Decatur, Texas to Victor and Carmela Jacome. Maximillion was a member of George L. Hop- kins George L. Hopkins, 86, of San Bernardino, Calif., died April 6, 2005 after a lengthy illness. He was born Nov. 18, 1918 at Many Nations Baptist Church. He loved to play basketball, run and won several first-place ribbons in school. He liked to dance and sing, even if he didn’t know the words to the song. He loved to draw. Vanessa was also a member of Many Nations Baptist Church and was very active in the youth group. She was her mother’s best friend and loved playing games with her. She also liked volleyball, music, singing, Elmay Walton Alexander Elmay Walton Alexander, 83, Dallas, formerly of Stone- wall, Okla., died July 1, 205. Services were July 5, 2005. Burial followed in Red Springs Cemetery. She was born Aug. 20, 1921 in Stonewall to Holmes and Millie Johnson Walton. She attended school at Carter Seminary and moved to Dallas in 1958. She married Sando B. Alex- ander in 1944. He died Aug. 24, 1969. Mrs. Alexander was an assem- bly line worker on semi-con- ductors for Texas Instruments until her retirement. She was a member of Red Springs Meth- odist Church and a member of the Chickasaw Nation. She is survived by three sons, Homer Shields, Oklahoma City, Jerry Dale Shields, Dallas, and Michael Eugene Demarrias, Dallas; eight grandchildren, and many great and great-great- grandchildren. Bearers were Jerry Carrier, Tommy Edwards, Deon May- lin, Jerry Shields and Michael Demarrias. died May 1, 2005. She was born March 12, 1913 to Oscie and Ida (Ned) Collins at Connerville, Okla. Services were May 5, 2005 at Blue Baptist Church, Con- nerville, with interment in Seely Cemetery, Connerville. She attended the Chilocco School for girls and graduated from Carter Seminary, Ardmore, Okla. She and C.B. “Buck” James were married in Ada, Okla., in 1950. She worked many years as a nurse. She was a life-long resident of Connerville and a member of Blue Baptist Church. She was an active member of the Connerville Senior Site where she did volunteer service. She August 2005 Virgie James enjoyed cooking, sewing, fish- Virgie “Granny” James, 92, ing and always helping others, especially the ill. She is survived by her daugh- ter, Ellen Chapman of Con- nerville; a sister, Leora Sealy of Roff, Okla., two grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, “Buck” James; parents, Oscie and Ida Collins; brothers, Leroy “Bigboy” Col- lins, Andrew Alexander and Russell “Rusty” Alexander; sis- ters, Opal Poe, Delilia Johnson, Lizzie Columbus, and Pearline Carter; one grandchild, Steve Columbus; nephews, Jody Poe, John Collins and Wayne Reed; son-in-law, Elzie Chapman; and brother-in-law, Emerson Sealy. A Message From Heaven I still hear the songs, I still see the lights, I still feel your love every single night, I still share your hopes and All of your care’s, I’ll even remind you to please say your prayers, I just want to tell you, your still make me proud, you stand head and shoulders above a little crowd, Keep trying each moment to stay in his grace. I came before you to help set your place, You don’t have to be perfect all of the time, He forgives you the slip if you continue the climb, To my family and friends please be thankful today, I’m still close behind you in a new special way, To my children, I love you all dearly so please don’t shed a tear. Cause I’m spending my birthday with Jesus this year. In Loving Memory of: Bonnie Clark Brown August 22, 1932- September 10, 2003.

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