Warren Guest of Miami died Friday, Aug. 1, 2008, at the Integris Baptist Regional Health Center. Arrangements are under the direction of Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Miami.

Merle Wendell Mathews

Merle Wendell Mathews died Tuesday, July 29, 2008, following a long battle with lung cancer. He was 74.

Mr Mathews was born to Elmer E. and Ella (Montgomery) Mathews in Delaware, Okla., on Jan. 16, 1934. He graduated from Commerce High School in 1952 and later from Okmulgee Technical School.

He served with the Army during the Korean war. He retired from the Oklahoma City Metro Tech Dist. 22.

Mr. Mathews was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Paul W. Mathews.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Shirley (Miller) Mathews; a daughter, Paula Koellner and her husband Buddy Mark of Oklahoma City; two grandchildren, Jeffrey and Jenna Koellner of Oklahoma City; two sisters, Virginia Moudy of Okmulgee, and Norma Jean Shannon of Oklahoma City and a host of nieces and nephews.

Services were Friday at Mercer Adams Chapel in Bethany. Interment was at Resurrection Cemetery in Oklahoma City.