May 16, 1974
September 8, 1905 ~ May 16, 1974
James Nathan Sizemore was born September 8, 1905.
He married Zetta Abney on December 23, 1931 in Coleman, Oklahoma.
James had a twin sister who died at birth, along with his mother. He was raised by his aunt, Ruth Sherin.
James worked as a farmer after his marriage. However, he wasn't very successful at this. He worked for O.G. & E. in Oklahoma City as a custodian until his retirement.
He died from a heart attack on May 16, 1974 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
His services were officiated by Howard Moore, pastor of Vanoss Missionary Baptist Church, in the Freewill Baptist Church of Stratford, Oklahoma.
James is buried in the Abney Cemetery at Stratford, Oklahoma, beside h is wife, Zetta.
May 29, 1990
Services for Zetta Esther Abney Sizemore, 82, Stratford are 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Pickard Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. Jessie Spurlock conducting rites, Burial is in Abney Cemetery.
Mrs. Sizemore died May 29, 1990, at a Stratford nursing home. She was born June 17, 1907, in Prairie View, Oklahoma, to John W. and Maude Maxwell Abney. She lived all her life in the Stratford area and was a housewife and member of the First Baptist Church in Stratford.
On Dec. 23, 1931, she and James Nathan Sizemore were married at Coleman. He died May 16, 1974.
Survivors include three daughters, Lois Kingsley, Oklahoma City, Minerva Young and Argie Oswald, both of Stratford; two sons, Kenneth Sizemore, Livingston, Montana, Edwin Sizemore, Oklahoma City; one sister, Ruth Spurlock, Lindsay; one brother, Ben Abney, Bakersfield, California; 19 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
May 14, 1998
September 21, 1931~ May 14, 1998
Gene Strahan~Jackson~Sizemore was married to Edwin Sizemore. She had four children by a previous marriage. Ed raised these as if they were his own, although he never legally adopted them. She and Ed had one child, Eddie. Gene's four children were: Amanda Gayle, Kenneth Dale, and Nancy Hale.
Upon her death, she was cremated. Her ashes were buried at the foot of a large cedar tree in the Abney Cemetery.
July 3, 2006
July 22, 1938 ~ July 3, 2006
Edwin Aaron Sizemore was born July 22, 1938. On September 15, 1963, Ed married Gene Strahan-Jackson in Stratford, OK.
Gene had four children by a previous marriage. Ed raised these as his own, although he never adopted them.
Ed served in the U.S. Army but spent his life as a commercial driver. He worked for a taxi service in Oklahoma City for years. He also worked as an over-the-road truck driver.
He suffered a stroke in 2001, which left him incapacitated for the rest of his life. He was transferred to Stratford Nursing Home.
He was a faithful member of Kentucky Ave. Baptist Church, Oklahoma City, before his stroke in 2001.
Ed was a resident of the Stratford Nursing Center at the time of his death. He had been taken to Valley View Hospital, Ada, OK with internal bleeding. There he died the night of July 3rd, 2006.
He was cremated. Upon the release of his ashes from the crematorium, they were placed in the Abney Cemetery beside his wife.
At his pre-service request, no services were held for Ed.
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