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Pontotoc County Obits

If you have Pontotoc Co. Birth & Death info you'd like posted, contact
The County Coordinator

Obits from Ada evening news in the Archives
Obits in the Archives
Obits not listed in above links
Funeral Homes (w/Obit Search)
Several Obits From GenealogyBuff (Not Indexed)

Below are Obits and Deaths as have been sent to the County Coordinator and some other resources.

Contributed by Kay Sugg Best (Suggokie)
My Mother:
Nell Johnson b: Nov 8,1925 Lawrence, Pontotoc Co., Ok d: May 30, 1992 Shawnee, Pottawatomie Co., Ok
daughter of William Nelson Johnson & Minnie Lee Earnest Johnson

William Nelson "Nell" Johnson b: Feb 13, 1891, Ozark Co., Missouri, d: May 22, 1958, Ada, Pontotoc Co., Ok
son of John William Johnson & Katherine Sadeana VanLeeuwen Johnson, Husband of
Minnie Lee Earnest Johnson.

Minnie Lee Earnest Johnson b: Oct 4, 1895, Hamburg, Red River Co., Tx, d: Dec 22, 1973 Ada, Pontotoc Co.,
Ok Daughter of James J. Earnest & Nancy Jane Wilson Earnest, wife of William Nelson "Nell" Johnson

May Gladys Thurman Sugg b: b: July 14, 1905 Washington Co., Ar. d: April 30, 1943, Ada, Pontotoc Co. Ok
daughter of Freddie Moon Thurman & Nettei Samatha Broughton Thurman wife of
William McKinley Sugg.

My Great Grandparents:
William Andrew Roane "Rory" Sugg b: Mar 20, 1872, Bell Co., Texas d: Aug 23, 1951 Ada, Pontotoc Co. Ok
son of John Absolem Sugg & Emma P. Roane Sugg husband of Mary Olive Clark Sugg

Mary Olive Clark Sugg b: Feb 3, 1873 Christian Co., Ky d: June 3, 1931 Ada Pontotoc Co., Ok daughter of
Isaac Buford Clark & Virginia Francis "Jennie" Brown Clark wife of William Andrew Roane "Rory"

Freddie Moon Thurman b: Jan 6, 1877 Washington Co., Ar d: Mar 3, 1953 Ada. Pontotoc Co., Ok son of
John Shan Thurman & Mary Jane Johnson Thurman, husband of Nettie Samatha Broughton Thurman

Nettie Samatha Broughton Thurman b: June 6, 1876 Laurel Co., Ky d: Oct 17, 1959 Ada, Pontotoc Co., Ok
daughter of Wiley Amos Broughton & Virginia Hammons Broughton wife of Freddie Moon Thurman

John William Johnson b: Aug 12, 1853 Saline Co., Illinois, d: July 3, 1933 Lawrence, Pontotoc Co., Ok son of
Emanuel Johnson & Manerva Jane Waggoner Johnson husband of Katherine Sadeana VanLeeuwen

Katherine Sadeana VanLeeuwen Johnson b: Aug 24, 1858, Missouri, d Sept 21, 1927 north of Ada, Pontotoc
Co., Ok, daughter of William VanLeeuwen & Nancy Jane Crider VanLeeuwen wife of John William Johnson.

Egypt Cemetery:
James J. Earnest b: Dec 22, 1871 Montgomery Co., Ar D; April 3, 1912 Colbert,
Pontotoc Co., Ok son of Burl Earnest & Nancy Elizabeth C. Fryar Earnest,
husband of Nancy Jane Wilson Earnest.

"Nanny" Nancy Jane Wilson Earnest b: Jan 18, 1875 Arkansas, d: May 28, 1906 Ada,
Pontotoc Co., Ok. daughter of William Matthew "Matt" Wilson & Lou Ellen Anna Higgins Wilson

There is also a infant burried beside James & Nancy that died from spinal menjustis sp a few days after
James died, there is a home made stone marking James & Nancy's grace beside the native rocks and
another rock marking the baby's grave, with no name.

Moss or Pioneer Cemetery:
My GG_Grandfather John Absolem Sugg b: June 1, 1835 Clark Co., Alabama, d: Feb 16, 1901,
Center Indian Territory Oklahoma, Son of William Sugg & Mary Presnell Sugg husb of Emma P. Roane Sugg.

A couple of months ago I sent a grave searcher out to the Moss cemetery and he found what he believes is
John Sugg's grave. I was almost sure it was a flat stone since his wife's stone is flat and added by the family
in the 30's.at the same time, She is burried in Cook Co., Tx.. My husband & I were at this cemetery several
years ago and it was in bad repair then, the weeds were so bad you were walking on graves and did not
know. After talking with the rancher that owns the land he had no objection for the cemetery being cleaned
and also learned there were many more graves there than what is in the records.
Several years ago I ask my gg-uncle H.P. "Pres" Sugg where his father was burried, he told me it was now in
the middle of a cow pasture and I would never be able to find it. I have wished more that once that I had
loaded him in the car & went looking for John A.'s grave. Uncle Pres was very sharp until just before he died
& only he would have known for sure where his father was buried.

Updated on 04/11/12

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