Margaret Ann Rebold Bercaw

December 10, 1916 - February 25, 2015

Margaret Ann Rebold Bercaw long time resident of Okmulgee died February 25, 2015 in Springdale, Arkansas.  Margaret Ann was born December 10, 1916, the first daughter born to Grant and Kathryn Rebold.  She graduated from Okmulgee High School and went to William Woods College in Fulton, Missouri.

In 1939 she married John Carroll Bercaw when he graduated from the University of Oklahoma and they moved to Pittsburg, Pa where Carroll took a job with Equitable Meter Co.  Two years later there was an opening for an Engineer at Pittsburg Plate Glass Co. in Henryetta.  Carroll was offered the position of Chief Industrial Engineer which he accepted.  He and Margaret Ann moved back to Okmulgee and bought a home and Carroll began a 35 year career at PPG.  They adopted a baby girl in 1947 named Bonnie and a son in 1954 named David.  Margaret Ann was a 68 year member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood and held every office, some of them twice, except Vice President.

Her husband Carroll Bercaw preceded her in death in 1991.  Survivors include:  her sister Patricia Sue Wilson of Georgetown, Tx., a daughter Bonnie of Cisco, Tx and her son David of West Fork, AK.

Margaret Ann is also survived by 5 grand children:  Jill Keith, Julie and Joel Teague of Ft. Worth, Tx. and Katie Bercaw Taylor of Miliani, Hawaii and Matthew Bercaw of  Fayetteville, AK.  Two great grandchildren: Chelsie Field of Burleson and Savanna Tipton of Ft. Worth and a great great grandson Hunter Hamm of Burleson.    

There will be a memorial service at the First Christian Church on May 16th at 1 pm.    Margaret Ann’s ashes will be buried next to her husband in a private service at Okmulgee Cemetery later that same day.

 Anna Hughes

April 17, 2015

Funeral services are currently pending for Anna Hughes, a resident of Henryetta, who died in Henryetta on Friday, April 17th, 2015 at the age of 64.  Service information and survivors will be released as soon as the information is finalized.

Services are under the direction of Integrity Funeral Service of Henryetta.

Timothy Austin, Sr. 

February 12, 1961 - April 5, 2015

Services for Mr. Timothy Austin, Sr. were held on Friday April 17, 2015 at 2PM at First Baptist Church in Beggs, Oklahoma.

Arrangements were cared for by the Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors. Inc. - Okmulgee Chapel

Donald Lee Lady

July 21, 1935 - April 15, 2015

Donald Lee Lady, a resident of Morris, Oklahoma, passed away April 15, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family.  He was born July 21, 1935 in Carter, Oklahoma to the late O.L. and Ima (Campbell)  Lady.    

He is a member of Clearview Baptist Church in Okmulgee and directed a nursing home Ministry at Rebold Manor for eight and ½ years. 

He was retired from the Soil Conservation Department and later Warehouse Market.

     Don was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Jimmy Lady and a great granddaughter, Addison Kaye Hamilton.

Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Lady, children Richard Lady and wife Donna, Russell Lady, Rhonda Lady, David Hamilton and wife Becky and Richard Hamilton and wife Teri, a brother, Larry Lady, twelve grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Friends may visit the McClendon Chapel in Morris, OK. on Sunday, April 19, 2015 from 3:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.  

A Service to Celebrate his life will be held 10:30 A.M. Monday April 20th, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in Morris, OK with Reverend Randy Mathews officiating.  A committal service will follow in the Morris Cemetery Chapel.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Morris.

Memories, condolences, photos and videos may be shared with the family on Don’s Tribute Page of our website at

Gene Edward Crawford

September 8, 1935 - April 14, 2015

Gene Edward Crawford was born on September 8, 1935 in Nuyaka, Oklahoma to Andy and Dorothy Crawford. He passed away on April 14, 2015 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Funeral services for Gene will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, April 18, at McClendon-Winters Funeral Home Chapel, Okmulgee.

Arrangements are under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee.

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