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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 the area coordinator.

LOCATION LAST NAME FIRST MI BORN DIED COMMENTS
Row 1, Space 4 ABNEY Baby 13/Jul/1920 14/Jul/1920 S/O John Wesley & Maud May [Maxwell] Abney, blue baby See obit & photo
Row 1, Space 10 ABNEY Clarence Leon 09/Jul/1921
Stratford OK
18/Jan/1945
France
flag "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 35 ABNEY Delma 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 40 ABNEY Glen Thomas 08/Sep/1942 27/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 1 ABNEY Henry 12/Aug/1909 13/Nov/1911 S/O John Wesley & Maud May [Maxwell] Abney, diptheria, first burial See obit & photo
Row 4, Space 29 ABNEY Hermon Floyd 28/Dec/1917
Stratford OK
09/Mar/1987
Pauls Valley OK
 flag "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 28 ABNEY Jesse Lee 06/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 20 ABNEY Jewel 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 15 ABNEY John 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 13 ABNEY John Wesley "Sonny" 01/Oct/1933
Maxwell OK
24/Mar/1959 flag "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 46 ABNEY Katie 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 40 ABNEY Leo Glenn 06/May/1927   "Together Forever" SS/W & H/O Ollie Sue [Bullock] Abney See photo
Row 2, Space 45 ABNEY Louie Jesse 11/May/1931
Stratford OK
19/Aug/2004
Stratford OK
burial/23/Aug
flag "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 11 ABNEY Maud May [Maxwell] 27/Sep/1878
AR
18/Apr/1951 W/O John Wesley Abney, D/O V. B. "David" & Minerva Elizabeth [Posey] Maxwell, arteriolsclerosis See obit
Row 1, Space 40 ABNEY Ollie Sue "Sue" [Bullock] 02/Sep/1939 21/May/2015 "Together Forever" SS/W & W/O Leo Glenn Abney, Cremains See obit & photo
Row 4, Space ABNEY Opal Bessie [Skaggs] 19/Jun/1914 21/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 19 ABNEY Thomas 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 49 ABNEY Timothy Glenn 10/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 26 ABNEY Vernon Hall 29/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 41 ALDRIDGE Erik Michael 14/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 62 CAREY Larry Gene 10/Dec/1942
Centralia IL
04/Apr/2016
Lewisville OK
flag "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 25 DONEHEW Adellaco 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 16 DONEHEW Marion Dr 04/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, pioneer school teacher, Stratford Funeral Home ~ Stratford OK See obit
Row 6, Space 47 DONEHEW Marion Lorene RN 17/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 55 EYLER James Ray "Jim" 27/Jan/1945
Tulsa OK
22/Oct/2010
Lindsay OK
flag "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 27 FENNELL James Matthew 17/May/1985 17/May/1985 "Infant Son of Wayne and Susan"
Row 3, Space 22 FENNELL Patrick Wayne 22/Oct/1975 09/Jul/1979 "Beloved Son" S/O Wayne & Susan Fennell, cancer See obit
Row 7, Space 58 FRANTZ Sharon 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 60 HAWKINS Johnnie Lewis II 31/Aug/1972 21/Aug/2015
Ada OK
S/O Johnnie Lewis & Frances Deann [Hampton] Hawkins, Criswell Funeral Home ~ Ada OK See obit
Row 3, Space 2 KEMP Ed Abt 1896 1918 H/O Unknown Kemp, Spanish Flu pandemic See obit & photo
Row 4, Space 39 KINGSLEY Tessie "Lois" [Buff] 23/Nov/1924 04/Jan/2001 W/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 23 LINDSAY Daniel Floyd "Danny" 24/Aug/1959
Huntington Park CA
23/Jul/1980
Coweta OK
flag "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 3 MAXWELL Minerva 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 8 MAXWELL V. 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 56 OSWALD Ada 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 50 OSWALD Teddy Loren 14/Sep/1934
OK City OK
07/May/2006
burial/10/May
flag "US Army ~ Korea ~ Vietnam" 
 Dispatcher ~ Stratford Police Dept
H/O Ada Argia [Sizemore] Oswald, heart attack See obit
Row 2, Space 36 RAMBO Dorothy 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 36c RAMBO Kenneth Gene 10/Oct/1943
Ada OK
07/Mar/2011
Paoli OK
flag 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 52 SIZEMORE Edwin Aaron 22/Jul/1938 03/Jul/2006 flag "US Army" "Married Sept 10, 1961" H/O Gene Sharron [Abney] Sizemore, diabetes, cremains See obit
Row 4, Space 37 SIZEMORE Gene Sharron [Abney] 21/Sep/1931 14/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, un marked grave under a tree See obit
Row 3, Space 18 SIZEMORE James Nathan 08/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 30 SIZEMORE Zetta 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, 5th C/O John Wesley & Maud May [Maxwell] Abney, Pickard Funeral Home ~ Stratford OK See obit
Row 2, Space 42 SKAGGS John D. 06/May/1919 19/Jul/2002
Pauls Valley OK
burial/23/Jul
flag "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 36 SKAGGS Pauline Ruby [Abney] 24/Aug/1922 10/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 38b SPURLOCK Jesse Ray 28/Jan/1935   "[Married] Dec 21, 1957" SS/W & H/O Leila Mae Spurlock
Row 2, Space 31 SPURLOCK John Louis 14/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 38a SPURLOCK Leila Mae 20/Jul/1940   "[Married] Dec 21, 1957" SS/W & W/O Jesse Ray Spurlock
Row 2, Space 34 SPURLOCK Louis Leon Rev 30/Mar/1933
Coleman OK
28/Jan/1994
flag "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 54 SPURLOCK Ruth [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 38 SPURLOCK Wanda Alice [Benge] 05/Jun/1934
Stratford OK
27/Sep/2000
mcalester ok
burial/30/Sep mcalester
"[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 See obit
Row 1, Space 6 STINNETT Floyd 13/Nov/1920 13/Nov/1920 SS/W & Twin of Lloyd Stinnett, stillborn See obit & photo
Row 1, Space 5 STINNETT Lloyd 13/Nov/1920 13/Nov/1920 SS/W & Twin of Floyd Stinnett, stillborn See obit & photo
Row 1, Space 43a TULEY James E. 15/Dec/1932   SS/W & H/O Lillian Minnie [Abney] Tuley
Row 1, Space 43 TULEY Lillian 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 12 TULLEY Efa Abt 1884 10/Nov/1954 Heart attack, not an Abney relative See obit & photo
Row 3, Space 51 WALTON Hayden Earl 29/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 53 WHEDBEE Thomas Parker 14/Sep/2007
Stratford OK
14/Sep/2007
Stratford OK
"Precious Angel" "Baby Brother" S/O Amie Annette Whedbee See obit
Row 2, Space 14 WILLIAMS Charles Clyde 06/Apr/1874
Flipin AR
15/Feb/1962 SS/W & H/O Fannie Bell [Maxwell] Williams, S/O Frederick & Rebecca Jane [Lynch] Williams See obit
Row 2, Space 17 WILLIAMS Fannie 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 24 WILLIAMS Howard 05/Oct/1908 21/Jan/1981 flag "Pvt Us Army ~ World War II" S/O Charles Clyde & Fannie [Maxwell] Williams See obit
Row 2, Space 32 WILLIAMS Jack 05/Nov/1920
Stratford OK
11/Jul/1992
Ada OK
7th S/O Charles Clyde & Fannie [Maxwell] Williams, farmer See obit
Row 2, Space 7 WILLIAMS Jinks 15/Nov/1922 1928 SS/W & B/O Woodrow Williams, S/O Charles Clyde & Fannie [Maxwell] Williams, derunk driver hit him See obit
Row 2, Space 9 WILLIAMS Woodrow 02/Jul/1914 04/Jul/1928 SS/W & B/O Jinks Williams, S/O Charles Clyde & Fannie [Maxwell] Williams, traffic accident See obit
Row 3, Space 21 YOUNG Alfred Ross 08/Oct/1899 01/Aug/1977 H/O Addie Cleo Young, buried Mountain View Cemetery Mountain View OK See obit
Row 3, Space 48 YOUNG Minerva Elizabeth [Sizemore] 22/Jan/1934
Coleman OK
11/Nov/2005Tulsa OK
burial/15/Nov
 "Married Sept 17, 1965" SS/W & W/O Raymond Alford Young, D/O James Nathan & Zetta Esther [Abney] Sizemore, nurses aide, diabetes See obit
Row 3, Space 33 YOUNG Raymond Alford 15/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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