OVERSTREET, Ruby June Gray, born June 22, 1923, Webbers Falls, Oklahoma to Charlie Franklin and Ruth McDonald Gray, went home to be with the Lord Friday, July 22, 2011 at the age of 88 years.
Ruby moved with her parents and brothers and sisters to Barnsdall, Oklahoma at the age of three, where her father was employed at the Barnsdall B-Square Refinery. She received her schooling at the Barnsdall Schools, where she excelled in music and sports. During her high school years, she was sports writer for The Barnsdall Times. She graduated from Bartlesville Business College, Success Secretarial School of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and later attended Tulsa University, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
During Ruby’s working years, she was an Executive Secretary, Corporate and Legal Secretary, and Deputy Court Clerk in Casper, Wyoming and Bartlesville, Oklahoma, serving in the Courts.
Ruby married James E. Overstreet on November 4, 1960, and was co-founder and owner with him of Overstreet Development Corporation.
Ruby received Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at the age of 16. She always sang in the choir and as soloist and taught Sunday School and Bible School. She was a member and singer with The Oklahoma State Fiddlers Association, and the Tallgrass Prairie Fiddlers, Pawhuska, Oklahoma.
Funeral services will be held Monday, July 25, 2:00 PM, at the McCartney’s Johnson Funeral Home, Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Interment will be in the Ethel Reese Cemetery, Barnsdall, Oklahoma.
Ruby leaves a host of family and friends to mourn her passing.
McCartney’s Johnson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
ROYCE WADE STEWART, 57, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2011, in the Jane Phillips Medical Center, Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
Wade was born June 21, 1954 in Andrews, Texas, the son of Royce Kelly and Delores Mae (Fair) Stewart. An avid fisherman, he loved working with electronics and computers in his spare time. Wade was employed as a surveillance officer at the Osage Million Dollar Elm Casinos.
Surviving family include: A son: Royce Austin Wade Stewart; Two sisters: Becky Stewart and Kelli Gaffney; Nieces and nephews: Brandon Gaffney, Kira Elizabeth Gaffney and Julia Tracy Edwards; And other family and friends. Wade was preceded in death by his parents, Royce and Dolores Stewart, and a brother, Tracy Allen Stewart.
Memorial services will be held Tuesday, July 19, at 2:00 PM in the McCartney’s Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Shawn Caldwell will officiate.
McCartney’s Johnson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
From the Oklahoma Highway Patrol:
COLLISION OCCURRED AT 1257 HOURS ON 07/17/2011 ON STATE HIGHWAY 51 .5 MILES
EAST OF STATE HIGHWAY 18 LOCATED 2.5 MILES WEST OF YALE, OK. IN PAYNE
VEHICLE #1: 2001 BUICK REGAL, DRIVEN BY WILLIAM L. CAMPBELL, INDIAN MALE,
AGE: 17 OF PAWNEE, OK. PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE WILL MASSIVE INJURIES,
TRANSPORTED TO PALMER FUNERAL HOME IN CUSHING, OK.
PASSENGER #1: SHANE B. HORN, INDIAN MALE, AGE: 16 OF PAWNEE, OK.
PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE WITH MASSIVE INJURIES, TRANSPORTED TO PALMER
FUNERAL HOME IN CUSHING, OK.
PASSENGER #2: MARISSA L. CAMPBELL (MOTHER OF DRIVER) INDIAN FEMALE, AGE:
37 OF PAWNEE, OK. PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE WITH MASSIVE INJURIES,
TRANSPORTED TO PALMER FUNERAL HOME IN CUSHING , OK.
PASSENGER #3: INFORMATION WITHHELD UNTIL POSITIVELY IDENTIFIED. TRANSPORTED
TO THE MEDICAL EXAMINERS OFFICE IN OKLAHOMA CITY, OK.
PASSENGER #4: INFORMATION WITHHELD UNTIL POSITIVELY IDENTIFIED.
TRANSPORTED TO THE MEDICAL EXAMINERS OFFICE IN OKLAHOMA CITY, OK.
VEHICLE #2: 1997 FORD F-250 PICKUP, DRIVEN BY JESSE J. BROWN, WHITE MALE,
AGE: 20, OF YALE, OK TRANSPORTED BY CREEK COUNTY AMBULANCE TO ST. FRANCIS
HOSPITAL IN TULSA, OK. TREATED AND RELEASED WITH TRUNK INTERNAL INJURIES.
PASSENGER #1: CADE A. ANDERSON, WHITE MALE, AGE: 14, OF YALE, OK.
TRANSPORTED BY EAGELMED TO ST. FRANCIS HOSPITAL IN TULSA, OK. ADMITTED IN
STABLE CONDITION WITH HEAD, ARM, LEG, TRUNK INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL
WHAT HAPPENED: VEHICLE #1 WAS TRAVELING EASTBOUND ON SH51. VEHICLE #2 WAS
TRAVELING WESTBOUND ON SH51. VEHICLE #1 DRIFTED OFF THE ROADWAY TO THE
RIGHT, OVERCORRECTED, WENT LEFT OF CENTER STRIKING VEHICLE #2 HEAD-ON,
CAUSING VEHICLE #2 TO OVERTURN ONE TIME EJECTING THE DRIVER. IN VEHICLE #1
THE DRIVER, PASSENGER #1, PASSENGER #3, AND PASSENGER #4 WERE PINNED FOR
APPROXIMATELY 3 HOURS BEFORE BEING EXTRICATED BY YALE FIRE DEPARTMENT USING
THE HURST TOOL. PASSENGER #2 WAS EJECTED.
SEATBELTS: EQUIPPED: VEHICLE #1 IN USE BY DRIVER AND CHILD RESTRAINT IN
USE FOR PASSENGER #3 ONLY.
VEHICLE #2 NOT IN USE.
AIRBAG: EQUIPPED: DEPLOYED IN BOTH VEHICLES
ROADWAY: 2 LANE ASPHALT, UNDIVIDED, DRY
PINNED: SEE NARRATIVE
EJECTED: SEE NARRATIVE
COMMERCIAL DOT #: N/A
CONDITION OF DRIVER: APPARENTLY NORMAL
CAUSE OF COLLISION: DRIVER INATTENTION
INVESTIGATED BY TROOPER ANTHONY HARPER #239 OF THE PAYNE COUNTY DETACHMENT,
ASSISTED BY TROOPER STEVE BURROWS #202 OF THE PAYNE COUNTY DETACHMENT,
TROOPER MATTHEW LEDBETTER #388 OF THE TROOP B DETACHMENT, PAYNE COUNTY
SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, PAWNEE TRIBAL POLICE, YALE POLICE DEPARTMENT, YALE
FIRE AND RESCUE, CUSHING FIRE AND RESCUE, AND EAGLEMED.
"THIS REPORT IS BASED ON THE OFFICER'S INVESTIGATION OF THIS COLLISION. IT
MAY CONTAIN THE OPINION OF THE OFFICER."
OHP TROOP K – PERRY OPER: KROEKER
An 58-year-old man from Choctaw died in a crash with a Pawnee County deputy – and former Osage County deputy and Hominy police officer – who was responding to an emergency call this afternoon in Pawnee County, according to the Oklahome Highway Patrol.
Deputy Raymond Leach, 24, was heading south on OK 48 with siren and emergency lights when Carlton Burgin, 58, of Choctaw, was heading north and yielded to the patrol car, according to a report by Trooper Mark Sparks. Leach told troopers that he swerved to avoid hitting another car and hit Burgin's 2003 Toyota on the driver's side.
Burgin died at the scene.
Burgin's passengers, William Burgin, 82, of Tulsa, and Dana Burgin, 59, of Choctaw, were both critically injured and flown to St. John's Hospital in Tulsa with multiple injuries.
After the impact with the Burgin car, Leach's Crown Victoria rorated and hit a third car, a Pontiac Aztek drive by Carroll Boze, 76, of Cleveland. Boze was not injured.
The OHP does not identify the car that Leach was swerving to avoid.
Leach was treated at Saint Francis hospital in Tulsa for head injuries and released. Leach worked until recently for the Hominy Police Department and before that for the Osage County Sheriff's Office.
All involved in the accident were wearing seat belts.
Leach's condition and the cause of the accident remain under investigation, according to the OHP report. The OHP report does not reveal the nature of the call to which he was responding.
The accident occurred around 12:15 p.m. a half mile north of the pawnee/Creek County line and a mile south of Terlton.
Two Pawhuskans and one Skiatook man were injured in nearly simultaneous early morning accidents today in Osage County.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol blamed the first accident, which hurt the Pawhuskans, on alcohol.
In that wreck, Maya St. Cyr, 19, was driving a 2007 Chrysler eastbound on Okesa Road a mile east of OK 99 at about 3:15 a.m. when she failed to negotiate a curve, left the roadway to the left in a broadside, rolled once and came to rest in a creek bed, according to a report by Trooper Jim Armstrong. She and passenger Micheal Burk, 20, refused treatment at the scene, but passengers Amber Scharnhorst, 18, and Abbie Reese, 19, were taken to Pawhuska Hospital. Scharnhorst, who was ejected from the car, was admitted in good condition with head, trunk and arm injuries. Reese was treated and released.
Seat belts were in use by St. Cyr and Reese but not the others, Armstrong reported.
Armstrong said the cause of the accident was alcohol.
About 25 minutes after that accident. a young man from Skiatook was seriously injured in a motorcycle wreck on OK 11 near CR 2100 in Osage County.
Patrick Hagar was westbound on the state highway, left the roadway to the fight and hit a rock, causing him to lose control and slide on its side. He was admitted to St. John's Hospital in Tulsa in serious condition with arm, leg, head, and trunk injuries. The cause of the collision was unsafe speed, reported Trooper Armstrong, who investigated both accidents. Hagar was wearing a helmet. His condition at the time of the accident remains under investigation.
Louise T. Motley Dunaway, 76, resident of Barnsdall, died Tuesday afternoon in Bartlesville.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday in the First Freewill Baptist Church in Barnsdall with Pastor Rick Loggins officiating. Interment will be in the Ethel Reece Cemetery under the direction of the Stumpff Barnsdall Funeral Home.
A memorial has been established with the First Freewill Baptist Church, P.O. Box 328, Barnsdall, Oklahoma 74002
Louise was born on June 14, 1935 at Bear Creek, Alabama, the daughter of Lucian Monroe and Jewell Marie (Gilbert) Townley. She was raised in Alabama and moved to Oklahoma at the age of 17. She had worked as a cook at Woolaroc for many years. In 1979 she went back to school and received her L.P.N. license. She had worked as a nurse for the Barnsdall Nursing Home and the American Red Cross for many years. She was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church in Barnsdall and the Barnsdall Senior Citizens Group.
Louise is survived by one son Richard Lee Sharp of Barnsdall, four daughters, Frances Louise Waller-Yocham of Barnsdall, Juanita Marie Carpenter and her husband Jeff of Chelsea, Laurie Annette Abrams and her husband Everett of Pawhuska and Jarethia Ann Sharp of Barnsdall, two brothers, Virgil Lee Townley of Wynona and William Hollis Townley of Barnsdall, one sister Mary Alice Downing of Barnsdall, numerous grand and great grandchildren and one great-great grandson.
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