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2, Okmulgee Daily Times, Tuesday, July 14, 1998 Obituaries THELMA BRIGGS Thelma Lee Briggs, 83, a former resident of Morris, died July 1, 1998, in Fresno, Calif. She was born July 30, 1914, in Pumpkin Center, the daughter of Wil Griffin and Augusta Dixon Griffin. She was a housekeeper and had lived in Fresno for the last 35 years. Among her survivors are nieces, Dora Mae Nash of Morris, Willie Lee Colbert, Juanita Cottrell and Izella Minor, all of Okmulgee; and nephews William Colbert and Mack Colbert, both of Okmulgee. Services will be held Tuesday, July 14 at the Antioch Baptist Church, Pumpkin Center at 10 a.m.

Rev. Charles Harris will officiate. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery, under the direction of the Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, of Okmulgee. LEONA TWEETY Leona Tweety, 77, a resident of Henryetta, died July 13, 1998.

Services are pending with the Shurden Funeral Home. JOHN SCOTT John Elmer Scott, 94, died Sunday, July 12, 1998 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. He was born April 29, 1906. Survivors include a daughter, Verna Elwell of Monett, two sons, Jack Scott of Duluth, Minn.

and Tom Scott of Evanston, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services are pending with McClendon Funeral Home of Okmulgee. MARTHA V. NAZWORTHY Martha V. Wind Berryhill Nazworthy, 77, died Saturday, July 11, 1998 in Sapulpa, Okla.

She was born Jan. 29, 1921 to Rev. George Wind and Millie Burris Wind in Okemah, Okla. She was a member of the High Spring Indian Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Louis Berryhill; and her second husband, Harold Nazworthy; daughters, Barbara Jean Berryhill and Dawnna Berryhill; two granddaughters and two grandsons; four sisters and four brothers.

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All subscriptions to be paid in advance. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the Okmulgee Daily Times, P.O. Box 1218, Okmulgee Oklahoma 74447. MISS YOUR PAPER? We hope not, but if your paper is not delivered or if you have question regarding service, please call 756-3716 Before 9:30 any day of the week. Survivors include three daughters, Sherry Martin of Okmulgee, Charlotte Berryhill of the home and Lisa Berryhill of Tulsa; three sons, George Berryhill of Sapulpa, Alfred Berryhill of Okemah and Anthony Berryhill of Dallas, Texas; two sisters, Virgie Jackson of Tulsa and Nora Doyle of Coweta, 16 grandchildren and 18 -grandchildren.

Wake services will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 14, 1998 at High Spring Indian Baptist Church in Okemah. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 15, 1998 at High Spring Indian Baptist Church. Interment will be at Floral Haven Cemetery in Broken Arrow, Okla. under the direction of Moore's Southlawn Chapel of Tulsa. JESSE COOPER Jesse Lowell Cooper, 74, a resident of Okmulgee, died Sunday, July 12, 1998 at St.

Francis Hospital in Tulsa. He was born Dec. 30, 1923 in Quinton, to Jesse Ruben and Reba Payne Cooper. He was married to Meldora Leist Cooper on May 21, 1977 at the Schulter Baptist Church. He lived in Henryetta most of his life and had been a resident of Okmulgee for the last 22 years.

He served in the Army during WWII. He was employed at a Boiler-Tender with Phillips Refinery. He attended the Word of Life Church in Henryetta and was a Deacon at the Salem Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Meldora of Okmulgee; two sons, Jesse Ray and Connie Cooper of Barnsdall, and Ronald and Vickie Cooper, also of Barnsdall; two daughters, Virginia and John Gragg and Rita and Tony Pippin, both of Henryetta; two brothers, Orland Cooper of Tennessee and Leon Cooper of Quinton, two sisters, Lorene Wallace and Elaine Wiles, both of California.

Services will be held Tuesday, July 14, 1998 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Henryetta with Rev. Dave Kelly and Rev. Robert Parker officiating. Interment will be in Salem Cemetery under the direction of the Robert Simons Funeral Home.

HAYDEN FREDERICK BARNES Hayden Dushane Frederick Barnes, infant son of Richard Barnes III and Shelby Renee Frederick Barnes of Sand Springs, died Sunday, July 12, 1998 in Tulsa. He was born July 10, 1998 in Tulsa. Survivors include his parents; a brother, Richard Brandon Barnes of the home; a sister, Megan Nicole Barnes of the home; paternal grandparents, Richard and Debra Barnes of Picher, maternal grandmother, Vickie Carder of Sand Springs; maternal grandfather, Earl A. Frederick of Okmulgee; maternal great-grandmother, Bernice Chasteen of Sand Springs; paternal great-grandmother, Dee Sumans of Picher; paternal great-great-grandmother, Lucille Payne of Okmulgee and maternal greatgreat-grandfather, Alonzo L. Suman of Picher.

Friends may visit McClendon Funeral Home from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Wednesday. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 15, 1998 at the Okmulgee Cemetery under the direction of the McClendon Funeral Home. Fire, power outage hit refinery ARDMORE, Okla.

(AP) Fire broke out Monday at the Total Petroleum refinery in Ardmore, prompting evacuations of portions of the plant on the northeast side of the city. No one was injured, said John Black, accounting coordinator. Black said the plant lost power at 9:17 a.m. He said power was restored in some areas later in the morning. At 12:30 p.m., fire broke out in the fluid catalytic cracker unit.

The blaze was extinguished after about two hours. Black said the cause of the fire had not been determined. Mankiller, Tallchief Honored TONKAWA, Okla. (AP) Former chiefs of the Cherokee Nation and the Osage Nation are the first inductees into the National Native American Leadership Hall of Fame of Northern Oklahoma College. Wilma Mankiller and George Tallchief were honored in a weekend ceremony at the conclusion of the Native American Leadership Academy.

They were selected by secret ballot. Mankiller is former principal chief of the Cherokee Nation. Tallchief is former principal chief and past president of the Osage Nation. Juvenile Attacks Plague Centers YMCA SENIOR OPEN HOUSE Okmulgee County Senior Citizens are invited to enjoy the facilities at the YMCA free of charge on July 22, beginning with the Senior Fitness Class at 8:45 am. The open house will run from 8:30 a.m.

4 p.m. Coffee will be served. ABOVE: Pearline Franklin reaches during her aerobics workout at the YMCA. BELOW: Edna Mae Hughes has one leg up on the others during her workout at the Y. (Staff photo by Becky Youngmark) Okemah Celebrates Guthrie's 86th Birthday By PATRICK CASEY Associated Press Writer OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Woody Guthrie has been dead and buried 31 years, but his memory burns as brightly as ever with a new collection of songs made available by his family.

"Mermaid Avenue," among other things, includes Guthrie's recollection of his childhood in Okemah, a ditty about actress Ingrid Bergman and his thoughts about songwriter Hanns Eisler's brush with the House Committee on Un-American Activities. The songs, set to music and sung by British folk musician Billy Bragg, recall Guthrie's biting voice as a populist balladeer. They also kindle less kind thoughts toward the American icon, a person some Okemah oldtimers call a communist and worse. "I knew the man. He was trash.

He didn't like his country. He didn't know nothing. He's a bum," 70-year-old Bart Webb says of the singer who once taped a note to his guitar that read, "This machine fights Fascists." Webb has put a large sign in his Main Street storefront protesting the Woody Guthrie Free Folk Arts Festival that celebrates the singer's 86th birthday. Bragg's solo performance Tuesday night paves the way for the weekend festival that includes a concert by Guthrie's son, Arlo, on Saturday. "I think it stinks," Webb says.

"I don't believe in what they are doing promoting Communism and atheism. That is just what the man was. It's already been proved." Guthrie, who was born July 14, 1912, in Okfuskee County, wrote hundreds of songs in his lifetime, including such classics "Deportee," "Union Maid," and "Pretty Boy Floyd." He was well aware of the criticism that came from Webb and many others and had a simple response: "I'm not a communist, but I've been in the red all my life." Bragg doesn't understand why criticism of Guthrie persists more than 50 years after the folksinger left Okemah and says "any state in the union would be proud to claim Woody Guthrie." "To reduce Woody Guthrie to nothing more than a commie singer does a great disservice to his image around the world," the singer said in an interview with The Norman Transcript. Okemah police Chief Ed Smith says very few townspeople have anything against Guthrie and points out that the singer's name is painted on a water tower between two others that read "hot" and "cold." "We welcome the Woody Guthrie supporters here," Smith says. "The majority of people here are definitely pro Woody Guthrie.

I know of just one anti Woody Guthrie person in the town. There are a heck of a lot more pro-Guthrie than antiGuthrie people here." Bragg said the singer's daughter, Nora, asked him last year to complete "a very considerable number of songs" that Guthrie wrote but never set to music. Guthrie, like Bragg, did not read music, but he recorded an extensive collection of folk standards nonetheless. The lyrics are part of the collection at the Woody Guthrie Foundation in Manhattan. "There's SO much stuff in there, and it's all alphabetical.

So when you get to there's a lot of songs about dust," Bragg says. "Nobody wrote with greater empathy about dust than Woody." Bragg recorded "Mermaid Avenue," named after the street as "This Land Is Your Land," HOW'S YOUR HEARING? We're Here To Help You Hear Better! FREE Hearing Test Hearing Aid Cleaning, Adjustments, And Minor Repairs BENNER Okmulgee Senior Center 1023 N. Seminole 15th 756-8570 Certified noon, Wednesday, July JERRY Hearing Aid Specialist Maico Hearing Aid Service CALL NOW 1006 N. York Muskogee 682-9606 SINCE 1997. By RON JENKINS Associated Press Writer OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Increasing physical attacks on staff at Oklahoma juvenile centers prompted calls Monday for a felony law and a legislative study.

in Brooklyn that was home to Guthrie and his family just after World War II, in Dublin with Jeff Tweedy and Jay Bennett of the American country-rock band Wilco. "It's almost like a crossroads of all these places, and in some ways that's what Wilco sounded like. It sounded like something from the shoulder of Bob Dylan or somewhere in the distance of a Bruce Springsteen song." Bragg also wrote new lyrics to Guthrie's "This Land. Is Your Land," including English place names. Bragg's albums include "William Bloke" and "Don't Try This At Home." Guthrie died in 1967 at age 55 of Huntington's disease, a degenerative disorder that is inherited.

Former State Senator Outlines Goals OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Howard Hendrick thanked his bosses for hiring him Monday and said he is excited about his new job as director of the Department of Human Services. Hendrick outlined his goals at the first meeting of the Human Services Commission since Hendrick was named director last month of the state's largest agency. Among other things, the former state senator said he would focus on child welfare, a literacy screening program and the developmentally disabled program. He said he would try his best to get the state out of the Hissom lawsuit. Hendrick said his emphasis in literacy screening would be to break the cycle of illiteracy among families.

you know, if mom and dad can't read, then their children can't read," he said. James Johnson, division administrator of the Office of Juvenile Affairs, said staffers are routinely sent to hospital emergency rooms after being attacked by young clients. He said staffers suffer injuries ranging from black eyes to broken bones. "Most of the teen-aged clients we serve have an average of seven felony crimes on their records these are really tough kids," said Johnson, who oversees three mediumand maximum-security juvenile institutions the L.E. Rader Center at Sand Springs, the Central Oklahoma Juvenile Center at Tec*mseh and the new Southwest Oklahoma Juvenile Center at Manitou.

Rep. Bob Weaver, D- Shawnee, said he is seeking an interim legislative study that will include a review of restraint policies at the centers. Weaver and Johnson both suggested a felony law is needed to protect the state employees. Johnson said punishment now is usually a slap on the wrist since the assaults on staff are classified as a misdemeanor. "The idea that a teen-ager could be sent to a penal institution for maliciously injuring one of our employees, I believe, would deter the number of assaults," Johnson said.

Weaver said the problem was brought to his attention by the Oklahoma Public Employees Association. Assaults at Rader numbered 14 in 1995, rising to 48 in 1997. So far this year, there have already been 47 assaults. Attacks at the Tec*mseh facility rose from one in 1995 to 50 in 1997. The center at Manitou recorded eight assault cases after opening for half of 1996 and had 34 cases in 1997.

Johnson said prosecutors are not interested in pursuing the cases because they are misdemeanors and the juveniles already are in custody. "With the exception of one case where other criminal charges were involved, not one misdemeanor assault case has been filed through the district attorney's office," he said. "It's just not worth the time or energy." Since 1995, he said, 58 cases had been referred to prosecu-' tors. Recent attacks include that on a teacher whose glasses were broken by a punch, causing a cut that required five stitches. Attacks on juvenile staffers have long been a problem.

A female custodian was raped and killed six years ago at a juvenile center. The woman's children work at a juvenile facility now. They wear a button with their mother's face on it as a reminder of how she died. STATE CERTIFIED ADSAC 21 OVER 10-HOUR DUI SCHOOL July 21 22, Days Inn Meeting Room Hwy. 75 South 20th Okmulgee, Ok.

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