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Annie Terrapin-Gourd
Tahlequah Daily Press
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
August 13, 2012
Submitted by: Sabrina Hitchcock

Graveside services for Annie Terrapin-Gourd will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at Barber Cemetery in Welling, with Rev. Charlie Holcomb officiating. Visitation for Annie will be from 1 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 12, at the Reed Culver Funeral Home in Tahlequah. Pallbearers for Annie will be D.J. Ross, Joel Edwards, Mark Terrapin, Joseph Terrapin, Justin Terrapin, Jason Terrapin, Scotty Terrapin and Defovie Nofire. Honorary pallbearers include Dewey McLemore, and Chester Nofire.

Annie Gourd-Terrapin was born on Feb. 8, 1912, the daughter of Charlie and Callie (Walkabout) Terrapin. Annie lived in the Welling area all of her life.

A Baptist by faith, Annie attended the Tenkiller Baptist Church. Annie was a great cook and enjoyed quilting, gardening, and fishing. She also loved to attend powwows, and watching rodeos on TV, especially the bull riders.

Annie had a terrific sense of humor, and took great pride in her family and her Cherokee heritage. Annie lived to be 100 years old she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Annie is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Looney Gourd; a son, J.D. Christie; two brothers, Willie Terrapin and Jim Squirrel; three sisters, Luannia Scott, Hattie Holmes and Gracie Terrapin; and a great-grandaughter, Suzanne Terrapin.

Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Jimmy Terrapin and his wife, Sylvia, of Broken Arrow; her grandchildren, Irene Ross and husband DeWayne, of Bartlesville, Scotty Terrapin and wife Janice, of Lodi, Calif., Jason Terrapin of Welling, Justin Terrapin of Tahlequah, and Joseph Terrapin of Broken Arrow; seven great-grandchildren, D.J. Ross, Sabrina Terrapin, J'Andria Terrapin, Jaeden Terrapin, Lauren Terrapin, and Laney Terrapin; and a beloved granddaughter-in-law Marilee Terrapin; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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