The Woodward News

Obituaries

April 18, 2013

Vera Neweata (Garrett) Tefertiller

Woodward, Okla. — Vera Neweata (Garrett) Tefertiller, herein referred to as Slave Driver, was born on September 22, 1917 in Grand, OK in old Day County.  Slave Driver(SD) graduated from Arnett High School and attended college in Edmond, OK and Alva, OK.  SD eloped to Fairview, OK with Hubert Tefertiller on October 22, 1938 then made their home in Arnett, OK.  They had two children Leatha and Russell.  There are two things, they say, that are inevitable:  death and taxes.  At the age of 95 SD went to her dear and fluffy Lord on April 15, 2013 in Shattuck, OK.  

Throughout her long and joyous life SD had many interests and hobbies.  She was an avid fan of Oklahoma State University, the first orange OSU.  SD watched many a baseball game on TV.  She always had a large garden out of which she shared the fruits of her labors.  One special favorite with her family and friends were her sweet pickles.  Like most women of her age she was a great cook and loved to sew clothes for her and her family, embroider and piece quilts.  In her downtime she enjoyed crossword puzzles, the harder the better; scrapbooking, before it was popular; jigsaw puzzles, a favorite Christmas present from the grand kids; games of all kinds, but rules must be followed and delved into genealogy. Oh, and did we mention she could be stubborn?

Slave Driver attended and taught Sunday School in the Christian Church in Arnett, OK, although she was seen in the United Methodist Church upon the occasion when her granddaughters were performing specials.  She enjoyed attending as many events of her grandchildren as she could.  SD was a member of the Eastern Stars and was the last charter member of the Cheerful Home Quilting Club.  She played dominoes with a close-knit group of ladies.  Through rain, sleet, snow and dark of night SD and Gayle Melton would make road trips to ballgames.  Later in her life she qualified for and joined the Red Hat Society.  SD was known for sending cards for all occasions, both for the church and personally.  Everyone looked forward to special occasions and SD’s cards.  She kept the Postal Service in business for many years.  Oh, and did we mention she could be stubborn?

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Obituaries
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  • Edith Ann Nichols

    Edith Ann Nichols, a former resident of Woodward, was born May 17, 1934 in Rives, TN. She died Saturday, July 19, 2014 at her home in Dyersburg, TN.

    She was a faithful Christian with ultimate faith in her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, J.T. and Lorena Tubbs of Memphis, TN and a sister, Patsy Nell Tubbs.

    July 23, 2014

  • sr001.jpg Susie Louise McNeill

    Susie Louise McNeill of Vici went to be with her Lord on July 16, 2014 after a lengthy illness. Susie was born March 17, 1940 to Johnnie Lee (Jackson) and Thurman Wall in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Norman Vanderslice Norman Vanderslice

    The world lost a special person on Thursday, July 17, 2014. Norman Vanderslice was born on December 29, 1971 in Woodward, Oklahoma, to Ronnie and Norma (Semmel) Vanderslice.  He grew up on the family farm in Fargo, Oklahoma and graduated from Fargo High School in 1990.  Norman was a farmer who loved being outside. He took care of running the family farm his entire life. Norm loved coyote hunting with his friends and was known for always helping others. The greatest love of his life was his son, Colton, who he proudly raised. They lived on a farm west of Woodward.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • wilsonmelvinpicture.jpg Clarence “Melvin” Wilson

    Clarence “Melvin” Wilson, 95 year old, True Woodward Cowboy, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at his home.  Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014 at the Bible Baptist Church with the Reverend Jesse Johnson and Jerry Nine officiating. Burial will follow at the Shirley Cemetery in Leedey under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • sr pic032.jpg Ival Lee Miller

    Ival Lee Miller, Camargo, Oklahoma resident, died on July 8, 2014, at the Seiling Hospital at the age of 93 years, 1 month and 27 days. Ival was born May 11, 1921, at Dr Harris’ office in Camargo, to Maurice Denton and Leota Myrle (Wing) Miller.

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lewis Gene.jpg Charles E. “Gene” Lewis

    Charles E. “Gene” Lewis, 78 year old rural Woodward resident, died Thursday, July 10, 2014 at his home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, July 14, 2014 at the Rock Church Cemetery, northwest of Woodward.  Military rites will be conducted by the United States Army. Burial will follow with the Billings Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

    July 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Karrie Lee Newman.jpg Karrie Lee Newman

    Karrie Lee Newman, age 55, of Texarkana, Arkansas, passed away Friday, July11, 2014 in a Texarkana Hospital.

    Karrie was born November 2, 1958 in Woodward, Oklahoma to Dean and Moeta McDonald Newman. She is an Office Manager for Retail Sales and a member of Mutual Methodist Church in Mutual, Oklahoma.

    July 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • williamsharleypicture.jpg Harley Seth Williams

    Harley Seth Williams, 4 Month and 5 day old infant son of Zach and Crystal Williams of Fargo, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 surrounded by his family at the Woodward Regional Hospital.  Graveside funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 14, 2014 at the Elmwood Cemetery with the Reverend John Elam officiating.  Burial will follow with the Billings Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • SagerStephanie060.jpg Stephanie Sager

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    July 9, 2014 1 Photo