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Susie Elizabeth Hubbard
Submitted by: Tim Dotterer

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Susie E. and Ralph W. HUBBARD

Cherokee Municipal Cemetery

Funeral service for Susie Elizabeth Hubbard, longtime Alfalfa County newspaper publisher, will be held at 2 PM today (Thursday) at the United Methodist Church in Cherokee.

Hubbard, 84, died Tuesday in an Enid hospital after a short illness.

Rev. Mike Jared and Rev. Daryl Hardy will officiate and burial will be in Cherokee Municipal Cemetery under the direction of Goodwin Funeral Home.

She was born January 6, 1905, in Red Oaks and attended school at Haileyville. On December 31, 1921, she married Ralph W Hubbard in Muskogee. In may, 1923, they started the Dacoma Herald. In 1940, they purchased the Jet Visitor and still published the Herald along with the Goltry Leader and Nash News. For a few years, they owned the Capron Herald.

While co-publisher of the Jet Visitor, she also was proofreader for the Enid Morning News for 15 years. In 1974, they moved to Cherokee.

She was presented a Half Century Club certificate and a diamond pin from the Oklahoma Press Association in 1973. Her husband died in 1980 and she continued to live in Cherokee, where she was a switchboard operator at Alfalfa County Hospital.

She was a member of the Cherokee United Methodist Church, Rebekah Lodge, Alfalfa County Historical Society, the Cherokee Senior Citizens Club, American Legion Auxiliary and Alfalfa County Hospital Volunteers, from which she had received her bar for serving 3000 hours. She also was a former member of the Cherokee City Council, and a past matron and district deputy of the Order of the Eastern Star.

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