Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

Bennie Shacklefoot, Jr.

Bennie Shacklefoot, Jr. age 92, passed away June 28, 2013 in Pawhuska, Okla.

Bennie worked most of his life as a Butcher and he also provided maintenance at a local school.

A memorial graveside service will be held 10 am, Saturday, July 6, 2013 at the Pawhuska Cemetery.


Joy Elaine Allred

Longtime Pawhuska resident Joy Elaine Allred passed away Monday, July 1, 2013 in the Pawhuska Hospital. She was 79 years old.

Joy was born August 5, 1933 in Wewoka, Okla., one of three triplet daughters born to Homer Temple and Bessye Marie (Arnold) McDowell. On Sept. 4, 1952, she married Glenn Leroy Allred in Pawhuska. He preceded her in death Sept. 2, 2003. Joy was retired from the Pawhuska Bakery.

Surviving are her brother Arnold McDowell; sister June Carlyn Stevens and other family and friends.

Joy was preceded in death by her parents and sister Joan Scott.

A memorial service will held at a later date.

McCartney’s Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Johnny Lee McCloud

Johnny Lee McCloud passed away Saturday, June 29, 2013 at his home in Pawhuska. He was 67 years old.

Johnny was born August 16, 1945 in Dawson, Okla., the son of Ben and Ethrie (Adams) McCloud. A veteran, he served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. On June 26, 1968, he married the former Virginia Wheeler in Bartlesville, Okla. From 1967 to 1980, Johnny worked in the oilfield for Thornburg Well Service of Barnsdall. He then worked in the maintenance department of the Barnsdall School System until his retirement in 1997.

Surviving family include his wife Virginia McCloud; daughter Vicki Stone and husband Fred of Pawhuska; son Johnny McCloud, Jr., and wife Gina of Ponca City, Okla.; grandchildren A.J. Navarro and wife, Mykyla, of Catoosa, Okla., Erin Kenna Long of Pawhuska, Ace Christopher McCloud and Jagger Reed McCloud of Ponca City; a brother, Bob McCloud, and wife Judy of Barnsdall; mother-in-law Lina Wheeler of Pawhuska; brothers-in-law, Jack Wheeler and wife Brenda of Oklahoma City, and Bert Wheeler of Pawhuska along with other family and friends.

Johnny was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Benny, Jody and Harvey McCloud.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 13, 1:30 p.m., with location of the service to be announced later.

McCartney’s Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Olivia Deal Thompson

After 101 righteous years on this earth, Olivia Deal Thompson, the last surviving grandchild of Osage Chief James Bigheart, gently walked on into the next world in the early hours before dawn on June 11, 2013.

She joins her husband, sons, parents, and siblings, who preceded her on that journey.

Olivia’s surviving progeny include her daughter, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren, in Oklahoma, Texas, Oregon, and California. She wished her fond regards extended to her nephews, relatives, and friends, and to her “California cousins” and their families, and to her adopted daughters in Oregon and Alaska, all of whom she held dear.

According to her wishes, Olivia’s cremated remains were interred at the family cemetery in a private ceremony.

A memorial celebration of her life to be held in 2014 in Pawhuska, Okla. will be announced in a timely manner. In lieu of flowers, she requested donations to her two most favored charities, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and N.A.R.A.L., whose causes she steadfastly supported.

Condolences are being received online at, and by mail at: The Olivia Deal Thompson Family, c/o Toni Thompson, P. O. Box 31, Asher, OK 74826. The family requests anecdotes, biographical highlights, and pictures to be sent to, or to the family address listed above.