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Abney Family Cemetery
Stratford, Garvin County, Oklahoma


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Highway cemetery sign
© Jesse R. Spurlock
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Old Abney Entrance ~ 1980s ~ 2007
© Jesse R. Spurlock
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New Abney Entrance
© Jesse R. Spurlock

John Wesley Abney founded this cemetery on November 13, 1911

See Abney Cemetery Plat
Directions

At the Stratford 4 way stop light take the 177 south for about 1 mile.
Turn west at the first intersection after passing Blackburn Field and
go down the road about 3 1/4 miles. The cemetery is on the north
side of the road.

If you have family or friends buried in this cemetery and
would like to add their names and information, please send
an e mail to Sandi Carter area coordinator.

LOCATIONLAST NAMEFIRST MIBORNDIEDCOMMENTS
Row 1, Space 4ABNEYBaby13/Jul/192014/Jul/1920S/O John Wesley & Maud May [Maxwell] Abney, blue baby
See obit & photo
Row 1, Space 10ABNEYClarence Leon09/Jul/1921
Stratford OK
18/Jan/1945
France
 "Pfc US Army Hellcats ~ World War II ~ KIA ~ Purple Heart" "In Memory Of"
H/O Thelma [Motz] Abney, S/O John Wesley & Maud May [Maxwell] Abney
cenotaph ~ buried American Cemetery Epinal France
See obit
Row 1, Space 35ABNEYDelma Minnie [Mercer] 29/Mar/1916
Pilot Point TX
03/Jan/1995
OK City OK
W/O Vernon Hall Abney, M 14/Feb/1936 Ada OK, D/O L. W. & Lillie [Chaman] Mercer, Pickard Funeral Home ~ Stratford OK
See obit
Row 1, Space 40ABNEYGlen Thomas08/Sep/194227/Dec/2001
OK City OK
H/O Judy Ann [McGregor] Abney, M 31/Aug/1963 div, S/O Thomas Isaac "Tom" & Katie Mattie [Mercer] Abney, rancher, cattleman & artist, retired from Kerr-McGee Oil Refinery, heart failure, Stufflebean~Coffey Funeral Home ~ Pauls Valley OK
See obit
Row 1, Space 1ABNEYHenry12/Aug/190913/Nov/1911S/O John Wesley & Maud May [Maxwell] Abney, diptheria, First Burial
See obit & photo
Row 4, Space 29ABNEYHermon Floyd28/Dec/1917
Stratford OK
09/Mar/1987
Pauls Valley OK
  "HA2 US Navy ~ World War II" "Married Sept 18, 1938"
H/O Opal Bessie [Skaggs] Abney, S/O John Wesley & Maud May [Maxwell] Abney, Los Angeles CA police Officer & former Chief of Police Stratford OK, heart attack, Pickard Funeral Home ~ Stratford OK
See obit
Row 2, Space 28ABNEYJesse Lee06/Aug/1900
Logan CO AR
31/Jul/1985
Norman OK
 "Stratford Marshall"
H/O Jewel Velta [Tilley] Abney, S/O John Wesley & Maud May [Maxwell] Abney, farmer, bladder cancer, Pickard Funeral Home ~ Stratford OK
See obit
Row 2, Space 20ABNEYJewel Velta [Tilley]30/Jul/1903
OK
01/Nov/1976
Pauls Valley OK
W/O Jesse Lee Abney, M 21/Sep/1918, homemaker, cancer, Pickard Funeral Home ~ Stratford OK
See obit
Row 1, Space 15ABNEYJohn Wesley "J. W." "Sonny" "Wes"13/Oct/1869
Saline CO IL
30/Nov/1964
Stratford OK

H/O Maud May [Maxwell] Abney, Stratford Pioneer, atherosclerosis, Abney Cemetery founder & preacher
See obit
Row 1, Space 13ABNEYJohn Wesley "Sonny"01/Oct/1933
Maxwell OK
24/Mar/1959 "Oklahoma A2C US Air Force ~ Korea" "National Guard
S/O Thomas Isaac "Tom" & Katie Mattie [Mercer] Abney, traffic accident, Winan's Funeral Home ~ Maysville OK
See obit
Row 1, Row 46ABNEYKatie Mattie [Mercer]22/Aug/1907
Pilot Hill TX
02/Oct/2004
Tecumseh OK

W/O Thomas Isaac "Tom" Abney, M 21/Sep/1927 Roff OK, D/O Luther W. & Lilian M. [Chapman] Mercer, piano teacher, Stufflebean~Coffey Funeral Home ~ Pauls Valley OK
See obit
Row 1, Space 40ABNEYLeo Glenn06/May/1927 "Together Forever"
SS/W & H/O Ollie Sue [Bullock] Abney
See photo
Row 2, Space 45ABNEYLouie Jesse11/May/1931
Stratford OK
19/Aug/2004
Stratford OK
burial/23/Aug
 "Sgt US Army"
H/O Helen Molly [Seay] Abney, S/O Jesse Lee & Jewel Velta [Tilley] Abney, oilfield worker, maintained Abney Cemetery, Pickard Funeral Home ~ Stratford OK
See obit
Row 1, Space 11ABNEYMaud May [Maxwell]27/Sep/1878
AR
18/Apr/1951W/O John Wesley Abney, D/O V. B. "David" & Minerva Elizabeth [Posey] Maxwell, arteriolsclerosis
See obit
Row 1, Space 40ABNEYOllie Sue "Sue" [Bullock]02/Sep/193921/May/2015"Together Forever"
SS/W & W/O Leo Glenn Abney
Cremains
See obit & photo
Row 4, Space ABNEYOpal Bessie [Skaggs]19/Jun/191421/Jan/2004
burial/24/Jan
"Married Sept 18, 1938"
W/O [1] Hubert Calvin Aldridge [2] SS/W Hermon Floyd Abney, M Stratford OK, Pickard Funeral Home ~ Stratford OK
See obit
Row 1, Space 19ABNEYThomas Isaac "Tom"27/Jul/1905
Franklin CO AR
23/Dec/1974 "Garvin CO Sheriff"
H/O Katie Mattie [Mercer] Abney, S/O John Wesley & Maud May [Maxwell] Abney, Garvin CO Commissioner, stroke, Stufflebean~Coffey Funeral Home ~ Pauls Valley OK
See obit
Row 4, Space 49ABNEYTimothy Glenn10/Aug/1961
Los Angeles CA
07/Dec/2005
Ada OK
burial/12/Dec
"Dad we love you"
H/O Danette [Lindsay] Abney, M 27/May/1981, S/O Leo Glenn & Sue Abney, heart attack
See obit
Row 1, Space 26ABNEYVernon Hall29/Aug/1915
Stratford OK
23/Oct/1981
OK City OK
H/O Delma Minnie [Mercer] Abney, S/O John Wesley & Maud May [Maxwell] Abney, retired from the Oklahoma City Stockyards, heart attack
See obit
Row 4, Space 41ALDRIDGEErik Michael14/Oct/1984
Oakland CA
04/Jun/2002
Noble OK
burial/07/Jun
S/O Patrick Lee & Sharlene [Ditz] Aldridge, traffic accident, Pickard Funeral Home ~ Stratford OK
See obit
Row 1, Space 62CAREYLarry Gene10/Dec/1942
Centralia IL
04/Apr/2016
Lewisville OK
 "US Army"
H/O Mattie Irene [Abney] Carey, S/O Francis Eugene & Billie Lou [Parrott] Carey, former mayor of Lewisville
See obit
Row 6, Space 25DONEHEWAdellaco Beatrice "Della" [Blackburn]04/Feb/1896
OK
07/May/1981
Stratford OK
"Mother"
SS/W Marion & Marion Lorene Donehew, W/O Dr Marion Donehew, M/O Marion Lorine Donehew, D/O Milton Sherley & Penelope [Holland] Blackburn
See obit
Row 6, Space 16DONEHEWMarion Dr04/Jan/1878
Whitesboro TX
06/Apr/1966
Stratford OK
"Father"
SS/W Adellaco Beatrice & Marion Lorene Donehew, H/O Adellaco Beatrice [Blackburn] Donehew, F/O Marion Lorine Donehew, 1st student of U of OK in 1892, Stratford Funeral Home ~ Stratford OK
Pioneer School Teacher
See obit
Row 6, Space 47DONEHEWMarion Lorene RN17/Apr/1937
Stratford OK
11/Jul/2005
Stratford OK
bural/14/Jul
  "Daughter"
D/O Dr Marion & Adellaco Beatrice [Blackburn] Donehew, nurse, broken hip, never married
See obit
Row 1, Space 55EYLERJames Ray "Jim"27/Jan/1945
Tulsa OK
22/Oct/2010
Lindsay OK
 "US Army National Guard"
H/O Unknown Eyler, S/O Ray B. & Mabel [Havens] Eyler, truck driver, Stufflebean~Coffey FHM ~ Pauls Valley OK
See obit
Row 3, Space 27FENNELLJames Matthew17/May/198517/May/1985"Infant Son of Wayne and Susan"
Row 3, Space 22FENNELLPatrick Wayne22/Oct/197509/Jul/1979"Beloved Son"
S/O Wayne & Susan Fennell, cancer
See obit
Row 7, Space 58FRANTZSharon Kay [Davis]22/Jan/1951
Big Springs TX
06/Jan/2012
burial/14/Jan
W/O Steven Ronald Frantz, D/O Edward & Ethel Davis, Hibbs Funeral Home ~ Choctaw OK
See obit
Row 7, Space 60HAWKINSJohnnie Lewis II31/Aug/197221/Aug/2015
Ada OK
S/O Johnnie Lewis & Frances Deann [Hampton] Hawkins, Criswell Funeral Home ~ Ada OK
See obit
Row 3, Space 2KEMPEdAbt 18961918H/O Unknown Kemp, Spanish Flu pandemic
See obit & photo
Row 4, Space 39KINGSLEYTessie "Lois" [Buff]23/Nov/192404/Jan/2001W/O Unknown Kingsley, D/O Tom Buff & Zetta Esther [Abney] Buff Sizemore, buried with pet dog, cancer, Criswell Funeral Home ~ Ada OK
See obit
Row 4, Space 23LINDSAYDaniel Floyd "Danny"24/Aug/1959
Huntington Park CA
23/Jul/1980
Coweta OK
 "Pvt US Army" "In Loving Memory"
H/O Tammie [Jensen] Lindsay, M 31/Mar/1978 Tacoma WA, S/O Unknown & Ellen Lindsay, gun shot wound, Pickard Funeral Home ~ Stratford OK
See obit
Row 2, Space 3MAXWELLMinerva Elizabeth [Posey]28/Aug/1850
Bloomington MO
19/Jan/1919
Stratford OK
SS/W & W/O V. B. "David" Maxwell, M 1872, lung problems
See obit
Row 2, Space 8MAXWELLV. B. "David"28/Dec/1851
MO
27/Jul/1925
Stratford OK
H/O
[1] Unknown [2] Unknown
[3] SS/W Minerva Elizabeth Maxwell
Farmer, kidney failure
See obit
Row 6, Space 56OSWALDAda Argie [Sizemore]02/Aug/1940
OK City OK
05/Feb/2011
Enid OK
burial/08
W/O Teddy Loren Oswald, M 19/Jun/1959 OK City OK, D/O James & Zetta [Abnery] Sizemore, Pickard Funeral Home ~ Stratford OK
See obit
Row 6, Space 50OSWALDTeddy Loren14/Sep/1934
OK City OK
07/May/2006
burial/10/May
 "US Army ~ Korea ~ Vietnam" 
 Dispatcher ~ Stratford Police Dept
H/O Ada Argia [Sizemore] Oswald, heart attack
See obit
Row 2, Space 36RAMBODorothy Jean [Skaggs]04/Mar/1944
Stratford OK
31/Aug/1997
Pauls Valley OK
 SS/W & W/O Kenneth Gene Rambo, M 17/May/1968 Stratford OK, D/O John D. & Pauline [Abney] Skaggs, retired school teacher, traffic accident, Pickard Funeral Home ~ Stratford OK
See obit
Row 2, Space 36cRAMBOKenneth Gene10/Oct/1943
Ada OK
07/Mar/2011
Paoli OK
 US ARMY"
SS/W & H/O Dorothy Jean [Skaggs] Rambo, S/O Jess & Vera [Smith] Rambo, Pickard Funeral Home ~ Stratford OK
See obit
Row 4, Space 52SIZEMOREEdwin Aaron22/Jul/193803/Jul/2006  "US Army" "Married Sept 10, 1961"
H/O Gene Sharron [Abney] Sizemore, diabetes, cremains
See obit
Row 4, Space 37SIZEMOREGene Sharron [Abney]21/Sep/193114/May/1998"Married Sept 10, 1961"
W/O
[1] Unknown Hale
[2] SS/W Edwin Aaron Sizemore
D/O Edwin Aaron Sizemore, D/O John Wesley & Maud May [Maxwell] Abney, cremains
Unmarked Grave under a tree
See obit
Row 3, Space 18SIZEMOREJames Nathan08/Sep/1905
Grayville IL
16/May/1974
OK City OK
"Married Dec 23, 1931" "Beloved Father"
SS/W & H/O Zetta Esther [Abney] Sizemore, M 23/Dec/1931 Coleman OK, raised by Aunt Ruth Sherin, farmer, heart attack, Cremains, Pickard Funeral Home ~ Stratford OK
See obit
Row 3, Space 30SIZEMOREZetta Esther [Abney]17/Jun/1907
Garvin CO OK
30/May/1990
Stratford OK
burial/01/Jun
"Married Dec 23, 1931" "Beloved Mother"
W/O
[1] Tom Buff, M 23/Oct/1923, Div
[2] James Nathan Sizemore, M 12/Dec/1931 Coleman OK,
D/O John Wesley & Maud May [Maxwell] Abney,
Pickard Funeral Home ~ Stratford OK
See obit
Row 2, Space 42SKAGGSJohn D.06/May/191919/Jul/2002
Pauls Valley OK
burial/23/Jul
 "Pfc Us Army ~ World War II" "Married July 3, 1939"
SS/W & H/O Pauline [Abney] Skaggs, farmer, & electrician, congestive heart failure, Pickard Funeral Home ~ Stratford OK
See
obit
Row 2, Space 36SKAGGSPauline Ruby [Abney]24/Aug/192210/Oct/2013"Married July 3, 1939"
SS/W & W/O John D. Skaggs, D/O Jesse Lee & Jewel Velta [Tilley] Abney
See obit
Row 2, Space 38bSPURLOCKJesse Ray28/Jan/1935 "[Married] Dec 21, 1957"
SS/W & H/O Leila Mae Spurlock
Row 2, Space 31SPURLOCKJohn Louis14/Mar/1909
Eros AR
24/Oct/1990
Lindsay OK
"Wed Jan 14, 1932" "Gone to be with Jesus"
SS/W & H/O Ruth [Abney] Spurlock, farmer & grocery store owner, congestive heart failure & collapsed lung, Winams Funeral Home ~ Maysville OK
See obit
Row 2, Space 38aSPURLOCKLeila Mae20/Jul/1940 "[Married] Dec 21, 1957"
SS/W & W/O Jesse Ray Spurlock
Row 2, Space 34SPURLOCKLouis Leon Rev30/Mar/1933
Coleman OK
28/Jan/1994
McAlester OK
 "US Navy ~ Korea ~ Vietnam" "[Married] Feb 9, 1953"
SS/W & H/O Wanda Alice [Benge] Spurlock, M 09/Feb/1953 Stratford OK, S/O John Louis & Ruth [Abney] Spurlock, guard OK State Pen McAlester, Baptist preacher, asbestos in lungs, Bishop Funeral Home ~ McAlester OK
See obit
Row 2, Space 54SPURLOCKRuth [Abney]28/Sep/1913
SW Stratford OK
22/Oct/2007
Midwest City OK
burial/26/Oct
"Wed Jan 14, 1932" "Gone to be with Jesus"
SS/W &W/O John Louis Spurlock, M 14/Jan/1932 Atoka OK, D/O John Wesley & Maud May [Maxwell] Abney, stroke
See obit
Row 2, Space 38SPURLOCKWanda Alice [Benge]05/Jun/1934
Stratford OK
27/Sep/2000
McAlester OK
burial/30/Sep
"[Married] Feb 9, 1953"
SS/W & W/O Louis Leon Spurlock, M Stratford OK, D/O Henry L. & Ollie May [Hutley] Benge, heart attack, Bishop Funeral Home ~ McAlester OK
Seeobit
Row 1, Space 6STINNETTFloyd13/Nov/192013/Nov/1920SS/W & Twin of Lloyd Stinnett, stillborn
See obit & photo
Row 1, Space 5STINNETTLloyd13/Nov/192013/Nov/1920SS/W & Twin of Floyd Stinnett, stillborn
See obit & photo
Row 1, Space 43aTULEYJames E.15/Dec/1932 SS/W & H/O Lillian Minnie [Abney] Tuley
Row 1, Space 43TULEYLillian Minnie "Dimples" [Abney]24/Sep/1938
Maxwell OK
24/Jan/2003
Moore OK
SS/W & W/O James E. Tuley, M 22/Dec/1958 Nicoma Park OK, D/O Vernon Hall & Delma Minnie [Mercer] Abney, heart attack, John M. Ireland Funeral Home ~ Moore OK
See obit
Row 3, Space 12TULLEYEfaAbt 188410/Nov/1954Heart attack, not an Abney relative
See obit & photo
Row 3, Space 51WALTONHayden Earl29/Jan/1959
Fort Smith AR
11/Jun/2006
burial/14/Jun
"Gone Fishin'"
H/O [1] Kelly [Choate] Walton, M 02/Sep/1988 Fort Smith AR ~ Div 1991 [2] Becky [Dobbs] Walton, S/O Richard & Janice Walton
See obit
Row 5, Space 53WHEDBEEThomas Parker14/Sep/2007
Stratford OK
14/Sep/2007
Stratford OK
"Precious Angel" "Baby Brother"
S/O Amie Annette Whedbee
See obit
Row 2, Space 14WILLIAMSCharles Clyde06/Apr/1874
Flipin AR
15/Feb/1962SS/W & H/O Fannie Bell [Maxwell] Williams, S/O Frederick & Rebecca Jane [Lynch] Williams
See obit
Row 2, Space 17WILLIAMSFannie Bell [Maxwell] 17/May/1883
Stratford OK
18/May/1966
Stratford OK
SS/W & W/O Charles Clyde Williams, due to an error, her headstone lists her name as Maxwell
See obit
Row 2, Space 24WILLIAMSHoward05/Oct/190821/Jan/1981 "Pvt Us Army ~ World War II"
S/O Charles Clyde & Fannie [Maxwell] Williams
See obit
Row 2, Space 32WILLIAMSJack05/Nov/1920
Stratford OK
11/Jul/1992
Ada OK
7th S/O Charles Clyde & Fannie [Maxwell] Williams, farmer
See obit
Row 2, Space 7WILLIAMSJinks15/Nov/19221928SS/W & B/O Woodrow Williams, S/O Charles Clyde & Fannie [Maxwell] Williams, derunk driver hit him
See obit
Row 2, Space 9WILLIAMSWoodrow02/Jul/191404/Jul/1928SS/W & B/O Jinks Williams, S/O Charles Clyde & Fannie [Maxwell] Williams, traffic accident
See obit
Row 3, Space 21YOUNGAlfred Ross08/Oct/189901/Aug/1977H/O Addie Cleo Young, buried Mountain View Cemetery Mountain View OK
See obit
Row 3, Space 48YOUNGMinerva Elizabeth [Sizemore]22/Jan/1934
Coleman OK
11/Nov/2005Tulsa OK
burial/15/Nov
 "Married Sept17, 1965"
SS/W & W/O Raymond Alford Young, D/O James Nathan & Zetta Esther [Abney] Sizemore, nurses aide, diabetes
See obit
Row 3, Space 33YOUNGRaymond Alford15/Oct/1923
Mt View OK
16/Mar/1993
Stratford OK
"Married Sept 17, 1965"
SS/W & H/O Minerva Elizabeth [Sizemore] Young, S/O Alford Ross & Unknown Young, oilfield worker & truck driver, lung cancer
See obit

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