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1400 Northwest 3rd Avenue
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Homestead, FL 33030
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Mississippi doll collector buried dolls as a child in play funerals - Jackson Clarion Ledger

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

BILLY WATKINS: Tale of the kid who couldn't throwIn 1901, when the nearly 6,000 acres was divided among the four children, Henry Phelps became owner of the family homestead. It’s now in the hands of his grandchildren and a great-grandchild.And while some of the buildings still need to be renovated, others are ready for viewing.Among them: The general store/doll house and its thousands of occupants.The dolls were owned by Dorothy Cole Phelps, mother of Henry III and Carolyn May.“Her father and uncle owned a funeral home,” May explains. “She and her friends used to act like they were having funerals. They would bury dolls and say a prayer over them.“Later on in life, the memory of burying those dolls bothered her. She started collecting them when she was 35. She died in 2011 when she was 99. What you see here are the dolls she collected over the course of 60 years.”They sit side by side on rows of shelves. Others stare out of glass cases that were part of the store. Many look the same. But then there is the Planter’s Peanut Man, smiling at you like an old friend. There, too, are Bozo, Popeye, the Jolly Green Giant and Howdy Doody.One glass counter holds only Barbies. This is the Delta, after all, and society status matters.“Whenever people come in here, they’ll say, ‘Oh, I had a doll just like that one,’ and point,” Phelps says. “It really hits home with women of all ages.”Sprinkled among the dolls are musical instruments: A miniature piano. A snare drum. An accordion. A French horn, trumpet and trombone. A rusty harpsichord.I ask Phelps if he is sure the dolls don’t talk and play music when darkness comes and humans are...

Ann Mahoney Bryce, Pioneer of Oklahoma TV, Dies at 92 - Tulsa World

Monday, March 27, 2017

Barry Switzer years. Ann was proud of her Oklahoma roots. Her grandfather, Michael Raphael Conway, took part in the Cherokee Strip land run of 1893. He homesteaded a parcel of land near Billings and made an initial home there by digging a cave in the ground. He later built a proper house. One of the bedrooms in the new house had a trap door that opened to the original cave. Michael raised wheat and cattle and went on to become a prominent citizen in Noble County. He was elected county treasurer and helped found a bank in Perry. Ann was a career woman before being a career woman was cool. Shortly after graduating from OU, she was hired by Oklahoma Natural Gas. The company sponsored "Lookin' at Cookin'" one of the first shows to air regularly on KOTV after the station launched in October 1949. (KOTV was the first TV station in Tulsa and the second in Oklahoma. WFOR in Oklahoma City was the first.) Ann hosted "Lookin' at Cookin'" when it debuted on KOTV on December 8, 1949. "Lookin' at Cookin'" would continue to air on KOTV for the next 32 years and was one of the longest-running shows in the history of the station. ("Lewis Meyer's Bookshelf" which aired for 42 years, holds the longevity record at KOTV.) In addition to her duties on KOTV, Ann traveled the state on behalf of ONG doing cooking demonstrations. She also taught what ONG called "kitcheneering classes" that were "designed to help the new homemaker, brides, brides-to-be, career girls, and business women." In 1950, she went on a blind date with Walter Pierce Bryce, a native of Tulsa, who had served as Marine aviator in World War II. Walter liked to tell of how during their courtship, he would visit the TV station after Ann had been on the a...

Deaths listings for March 2, 2017 - NewsOK.com

Monday, March 06, 2017

ANHaase, Kailyn Renee, infant daughter of Daniel Haase and Shelby Calvert, died Feb. 24. Services 10 a.m. Saturday (Primrose, Norman).OKEENEJantzen, Mayola, 90, died Feb. 27. Services 11 a.m. Friday, Homestead Bible Church, Homestead (Wilkinson Mortuary, Okeene).OKLAHOMA CITYBurch, Wayne Lee, 46, died Feb. 26. Services 2 p.m. Friday, First United Methodist Church, Blanchard (Eisenhour, Blanchard).Cotton, Erma D., 66, died Feb. 24. Services 1 p.m. Thursday (Temple and Sons, Oklahoma City).Dutton, Alline, 74, died Feb. 28. Services 2 p.m. Friday (Absolute Economical, Oklahoma City).Gaddis, Owens Willie, 90, died Feb. 22. Services 10:30 a.m. Friday, Greater Bethel Baptist Church (Howard-Harris, Oklahoma City).Horton, Bobby Ann, 83, died Feb. 27. Graveside services 11 a.m. Saturday, Mount Olivet Cemetery, Pauls Valley (Advantage, Oklahoma City).Humphrey, Lou, 92, died Feb. 28. Services 2 p.m. Saturday (Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper, Oklahoma City).Jackson, Inez, 92. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church (Heritage, Oklahoma City).Jones, Opal Mae, 92, died Feb. 23. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, St. John Missionary Bapist Church (Temple and Sons, Oklahoma City).Jones, Mandy Dawn, 39, died Feb. 27. Services 11 a.m. Saturday (John M. Ireland, Moore).Matthews, Joy Lee, 86, died Feb. 24. Services 10 a.m. Friday (Vondel L. Smith & Son at South Lakes, Oklahoma City).McCandless, Ralph E., 65, died Feb. 26. Private services (Affordable Cremation Service, Oklahoma City).Nelson, Sivina, 95, died Feb. 28. Graveside services 2 p.m. Friday, Sunny Lane Cemetery, Del City (Bill Merritt, Bethany).O'Dell, Barbara Jean, 74, died Feb. 21. No services (Advantage, Oklahoma City).Parks, Arnold J., 77, died Feb. 27. Services 11 a.m. Saturday (Sunny Lane, Del City).Perkins, E. Louise, 70, died Feb. 23. Services 2 p.m. Friday (Sunny Lane, Del City).PAWHUSKAOverstreet, Michelle, 64, died Feb. 26. No services (Stumpff, Bartlesville).PRAGUEThompson, Christine, 77, died Feb. 27. Services 10 a.m. Friday (Parks Brothers, Prague).SALLISAWRogers, Wanda Lorene, 74, died Feb. 28. Services 10...

Welch, Jane - Herald & Review

Monday, February 20, 2017

Louis and Clara (Esker) Fuesting. Jane helped establish the “Helping Each Other Recover” (HER) for Cancer Care in 1999, was an active member of PEO and Junior Welfare, served on the board of Millikin Homestead and was a lifetime member of Parson’s PTA. She enjoyed volunteering for the American Heart Association, DMH Cancer Care and other charities in Decatur. She was a proud wife, mother, grandmother and a smiling supportive friend.Surviving is her husband of 53 years, William Welch and her daughters: Kimberly Ricchio and husband Steven of Bloomingdale, IL , and Kristin Allen and husband Rob of Eureka,MO; grandchildren: Ashleigh and Alexandra (Kimberly) and Danielle and Megan Moll (Kristin), Shelby, George and Charlie Allen (Rob); sister, Doris Moazed and spouse Mohamed, Mother-in-law, Mary Welch and Brother-in-law, Bradney Welch. Preceding her in death are her parents and sister, Rita.Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate her life will be 4 pm, Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Rev. Richard W. Weltin, celebrant. Visitation will be on Sunday from 1:30 pm to 3:30pm at Moran & Goebel Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Decatur Memorial Foundation in honor of Cancer Care Center, HER or Our Lady of Lourdes Church.The family would like to thank Dr. Ben Esparaz and the Cancer C...

Gladys Mueller - Cuero Record

Monday, January 30, 2017

On October 21, 1940, Gladys married her childhood schoolmate, Carlton Mueller, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, in Yorktown, and in 1942, they moved to their present homestead.  The couple was blessed with three children:  Charles, Marsha, and Phil.  Gladys and Carlton fulfilled a life-long dream of travel with several trips to Germany, other points in Europe, the Holy Land, Australia, as well as numerous trips in the United States with family and friends.  Gladys delighted in spending time with her seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren and her cats, dogs, and other animals always part of her life.Gladys was involved in community and church activities and always ready for a game of dominoes.  As a member of Gruenau Turn and Schuetzen Verein, Gladys and Carlton were actively involved with continuing the German heritage of the club.  Years of involvement with Home Demonstration Clubs continued to hone her skills as a homemaker.  Her ongoing commitment to St. Paul Lutheran Church included active involvement in altar guild and Bible study circles.Gladys was preceded in death by her father; mother; sister, Stella Buesing; husband, Carlton; and son-in-law, Billy Moore.  She is survived by her children: daughter, Marsha Moore of San Marcos; sons, Charles Mueller of Katy, and Phil and wife, Renee Mueller of Gruenau; Rosie Rios, longtime caregiver and best friend; grandchildren: M...

John Richard Harris, Sr., 84 - Southern Maryland News Net

Monday, December 19, 2016

MD) known to many as Richard or Dick, died December 12, 2016 at his home.He was born on March 7, 1932 in Choteau, Montana. His parents, Hugh D. Harris and the former Retta M. Kirkpatrick, were homesteaders in Eastern Montana. His father‘s job with the Bureau of Reclamation, led the family to move frequently from one major project to another.Dick entered the U.S. Marine Corps in 1952 during the Korean Conflict. He served as a drill instructor and then was stationed at MCAS Cherry Point, N.C. where he honed his skills in his favorite area, photography. There he met and wed the love of his life, the former Anna Laurah Mitchell of Morehead City, N.C.After leaving the Marine Corps, the family, including John Jr. moved to Missoula, Montana where he completed his M.A in Photojournalism. Dick started a successful photographic business and he and Anna had their second child, David Bennitt Harris. The family moved to Seattle, WA, and Dick became the Director of Photography at the Seattle World’s Fair. Next, the family moved to Vista, CA where he taught Photojournalism. He again moved his family to Rochester, N.Y. where he joined the Rumrill Hoyt Advertising Agency as an Account Executive for Kodak Photographic products. The family moved with Rumri...

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Mississippi doll collector buried dolls as a child in play funerals - Jackson Clarion Ledger

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

BILLY WATKINS: Tale of the kid who couldn't throwIn 1901, when the nearly 6,000 acres was divided among the four children, Henry Phelps became owner of the family homestead. It’s now in the hands of his grandchildren and a great-grandchild.And while some of the buildings still need to be renovated, others are ready for viewing.Among them: The general store/doll house and its thousands of occupants.The dolls were owned by Dorothy Cole Phelps, mother of Henry III and Carolyn May.“Her father and uncle owned a funeral home,” May explains. “She and her friends used to act like they were having funerals. They would bury dolls and say a prayer over them.“Later on in life, the memory of burying those dolls bothered her. She started collecting them when she was 35. She died in 2011 when she was 99. What you see here are the dolls she collected over the course of 60 years.”They sit side by side on rows of shelves. Others stare out of glass cases that were part of the store. Many look the same. But then there is the Planter’s Peanut Man, smiling at you like an old friend. There, too, are Bozo, Popeye, the Jolly Green Giant and Howdy Doody.One glass counter holds only Barbies. This is the Delta, after all, and society status matters.“Whenever people come in here, they’ll say, ‘Oh, I had a doll just like that one,’ and point,” Phelps says. “It really hits home with women of all ages.”Sprinkled among the dolls are musical instruments: A miniature piano. A snare drum. An accordion. A French horn, trumpet and trombone. A rusty harpsichord.I ask Phelps if he is sure the dolls don’t talk and play music when darkness comes and humans are...

Ann Mahoney Bryce, Pioneer of Oklahoma TV, Dies at 92 - Tulsa World

Monday, March 27, 2017

Barry Switzer years. Ann was proud of her Oklahoma roots. Her grandfather, Michael Raphael Conway, took part in the Cherokee Strip land run of 1893. He homesteaded a parcel of land near Billings and made an initial home there by digging a cave in the ground. He later built a proper house. One of the bedrooms in the new house had a trap door that opened to the original cave. Michael raised wheat and cattle and went on to become a prominent citizen in Noble County. He was elected county treasurer and helped found a bank in Perry. Ann was a career woman before being a career woman was cool. Shortly after graduating from OU, she was hired by Oklahoma Natural Gas. The company sponsored "Lookin' at Cookin'" one of the first shows to air regularly on KOTV after the station launched in October 1949. (KOTV was the first TV station in Tulsa and the second in Oklahoma. WFOR in Oklahoma City was the first.) Ann hosted "Lookin' at Cookin'" when it debuted on KOTV on December 8, 1949. "Lookin' at Cookin'" would continue to air on KOTV for the next 32 years and was one of the longest-running shows in the history of the station. ("Lewis Meyer's Bookshelf" which aired for 42 years, holds the longevity record at KOTV.) In addition to her duties on KOTV, Ann traveled the state on behalf of ONG doing cooking demonstrations. She also taught what ONG called "kitcheneering classes" that were "designed to help the new homemaker, brides, brides-to-be, career girls, and business women." In 1950, she went on a blind date with Walter Pierce Bryce, a native of Tulsa, who had served as Marine aviator in World War II. Walter liked to tell of how during their courtship, he would visit the TV station after Ann had been on the a...

Deaths listings for March 2, 2017 - NewsOK.com

Monday, March 06, 2017

ANHaase, Kailyn Renee, infant daughter of Daniel Haase and Shelby Calvert, died Feb. 24. Services 10 a.m. Saturday (Primrose, Norman).OKEENEJantzen, Mayola, 90, died Feb. 27. Services 11 a.m. Friday, Homestead Bible Church, Homestead (Wilkinson Mortuary, Okeene).OKLAHOMA CITYBurch, Wayne Lee, 46, died Feb. 26. Services 2 p.m. Friday, First United Methodist Church, Blanchard (Eisenhour, Blanchard).Cotton, Erma D., 66, died Feb. 24. Services 1 p.m. Thursday (Temple and Sons, Oklahoma City).Dutton, Alline, 74, died Feb. 28. Services 2 p.m. Friday (Absolute Economical, Oklahoma City).Gaddis, Owens Willie, 90, died Feb. 22. Services 10:30 a.m. Friday, Greater Bethel Baptist Church (Howard-Harris, Oklahoma City).Horton, Bobby Ann, 83, died Feb. 27. Graveside services 11 a.m. Saturday, Mount Olivet Cemetery, Pauls Valley (Advantage, Oklahoma City).Humphrey, Lou, 92, died Feb. 28. Services 2 p.m. Saturday (Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper, Oklahoma City).Jackson, Inez, 92. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church (Heritage, Oklahoma City).Jones, Opal Mae, 92, died Feb. 23. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, St. John Missionary Bapist Church (Temple and Sons, Oklahoma City).Jones, Mandy Dawn, 39, died Feb. 27. Services 11 a.m. Saturday (John M. Ireland, Moore).Matthews, Joy Lee, 86, died Feb. 24. Services 10 a.m. Friday (Vondel L. Smith & Son at South Lakes, Oklahoma City).McCandless, Ralph E., 65, died Feb. 26. Private services (Affordable Cremation Service, Oklahoma City).Nelson, Sivina, 95, died Feb. 28. Graveside services 2 p.m. Friday, Sunny Lane Cemetery, Del City (Bill Merritt, Bethany).O'Dell, Barbara Jean, 74, died Feb. 21. No services (Advantage, Oklahoma City).Parks, Arnold J., 77, died Feb. 27. Services 11 a.m. Saturday (Sunny Lane, Del City).Perkins, E. Louise, 70, died Feb. 23. Services 2 p.m. Friday (Sunny Lane, Del City).PAWHUSKAOverstreet, Michelle, 64, died Feb. 26. No services (Stumpff, Bartlesville).PRAGUEThompson, Christine, 77, died Feb. 27. Services 10 a.m. Friday (Parks Brothers, Prague).SALLISAWRogers, Wanda Lorene, 74, died Feb. 28. Services 10...

Welch, Jane - Herald & Review

Monday, February 20, 2017

Louis and Clara (Esker) Fuesting. Jane helped establish the “Helping Each Other Recover” (HER) for Cancer Care in 1999, was an active member of PEO and Junior Welfare, served on the board of Millikin Homestead and was a lifetime member of Parson’s PTA. She enjoyed volunteering for the American Heart Association, DMH Cancer Care and other charities in Decatur. She was a proud wife, mother, grandmother and a smiling supportive friend.Surviving is her husband of 53 years, William Welch and her daughters: Kimberly Ricchio and husband Steven of Bloomingdale, IL , and Kristin Allen and husband Rob of Eureka,MO; grandchildren: Ashleigh and Alexandra (Kimberly) and Danielle and Megan Moll (Kristin), Shelby, George and Charlie Allen (Rob); sister, Doris Moazed and spouse Mohamed, Mother-in-law, Mary Welch and Brother-in-law, Bradney Welch. Preceding her in death are her parents and sister, Rita.Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate her life will be 4 pm, Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Rev. Richard W. Weltin, celebrant. Visitation will be on Sunday from 1:30 pm to 3:30pm at Moran & Goebel Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Decatur Memorial Foundation in honor of Cancer Care Center, HER or Our Lady of Lourdes Church.The family would like to thank Dr. Ben Esparaz and the Cancer C...

Gladys Mueller - Cuero Record

Monday, January 30, 2017

On October 21, 1940, Gladys married her childhood schoolmate, Carlton Mueller, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, in Yorktown, and in 1942, they moved to their present homestead.  The couple was blessed with three children:  Charles, Marsha, and Phil.  Gladys and Carlton fulfilled a life-long dream of travel with several trips to Germany, other points in Europe, the Holy Land, Australia, as well as numerous trips in the United States with family and friends.  Gladys delighted in spending time with her seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren and her cats, dogs, and other animals always part of her life.Gladys was involved in community and church activities and always ready for a game of dominoes.  As a member of Gruenau Turn and Schuetzen Verein, Gladys and Carlton were actively involved with continuing the German heritage of the club.  Years of involvement with Home Demonstration Clubs continued to hone her skills as a homemaker.  Her ongoing commitment to St. Paul Lutheran Church included active involvement in altar guild and Bible study circles.Gladys was preceded in death by her father; mother; sister, Stella Buesing; husband, Carlton; and son-in-law, Billy Moore.  She is survived by her children: daughter, Marsha Moore of San Marcos; sons, Charles Mueller of Katy, and Phil and wife, Renee Mueller of Gruenau; Rosie Rios, longtime caregiver and best friend; grandchildren: M...

John Richard Harris, Sr., 84 - Southern Maryland News Net

Monday, December 19, 2016

MD) known to many as Richard or Dick, died December 12, 2016 at his home.He was born on March 7, 1932 in Choteau, Montana. His parents, Hugh D. Harris and the former Retta M. Kirkpatrick, were homesteaders in Eastern Montana. His father‘s job with the Bureau of Reclamation, led the family to move frequently from one major project to another.Dick entered the U.S. Marine Corps in 1952 during the Korean Conflict. He served as a drill instructor and then was stationed at MCAS Cherry Point, N.C. where he honed his skills in his favorite area, photography. There he met and wed the love of his life, the former Anna Laurah Mitchell of Morehead City, N.C.After leaving the Marine Corps, the family, including John Jr. moved to Missoula, Montana where he completed his M.A in Photojournalism. Dick started a successful photographic business and he and Anna had their second child, David Bennitt Harris. The family moved to Seattle, WA, and Dick became the Director of Photography at the Seattle World’s Fair. Next, the family moved to Vista, CA where he taught Photojournalism. He again moved his family to Rochester, N.Y. where he joined the Rumrill Hoyt Advertising Agency as an Account Executive for Kodak Photographic products. The family moved with Rumri...