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JOHN E. RUSSELL

Funeral Services for John E. Russell, 87, Clinton resident will be held 1:00p.m., Friday, March 28, 2014 in the Meacham Memorial Chapel of the First Baptist Church, officiated by Doug Lewis and burial will conclude in the Clinton Cemetery under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.

John E. Russell was born October 16, 1926 to John E. and Pearl (Roberts) Russell in Montgomery, AL and passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014 in the Veteran's Hospital in Oklahoma City, OK.

John was raised in Houston,TX where he graduated from high school. He continued his education at Rice University in Houston before enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1944.  He served during WWII and received an honorable discharge in 1946 with the rank of Seaman First Class.

He was married to Dorothy M. Allen on August 13, 1948 in Bellville, TX.  He was employed in the oilfields and the family moved and traveled extensively, however he spent a number years in the Bastrop, TX area.  He moved to Clinton in 1999.

He attended the First Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his wife in July of 2013; his parents; two sisters, Rebecca Brummett and Billie Eaton.

He is survived by two sons, John A. Russell and his wife, Janelle, Clinton and Tim Russell and his wife, Cathy, Bixby, OK.

He is also survived by six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.


 

HAZEL JOHNSON

A Memorial Service for Hazel Johnson, 91, Clinton resident will be held 2:00p.m., Thursday, March 27, 2014 in the First Christian Church, officiated by Dr. Randy Willingham (grandson) and Rev. Wendell Folsom and under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.

Hazel Marie Johnson was born February 2, 1923 to Tomas R. and Olivia (Tilley) Fondren in Stafford, OK and passed away Monday, March 24, 2014 in her home in Clinton, OK.

Mrs. Johnson was raised in the Stafford Community and attended school in Stafford.   She married Wilbern Johnson on April 20, 1940 in Arapaho.   They soon made their home in California but returned back to the Clinton area in 1941.  She owned and operated the Jean's Cafe for a short time in the early 1950's.  She was later employed as a dietician at the Tuberculosis Sanatorium and she worked as the social director at the Highland Park Nursing Home(now Grace Living Center).  During the oil boom in the 1980"s she worked as a sales representative for Dream House Mobile Homes as well as doing Census work for the government.

 She was a member of the Gospel Tabernacle Church, she loved to interior decorate, quilting, gardening, woodworking, read and she enjoyed all types of music.

She is survived by daughters, Carrie Willingham and husband, Royce, Clinton, Lanna Jones and husband, Daryl, Clinton, Mary  Gay Harbin and husband Ray, Midwest City, OK; Cherry Thompson, Clinton, Vicki Watkins and husband, Kenneth, Arapaho, and Pauline Celsor and husband, Scott, Yukon.

She is also survived by 18 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren.