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From: "Peter_McCrae" <>
Subject: McFARLAND: Claude Emmett McFarland --d.31/10/2005>USA
Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2006 00:16:30 +0100

Claude Emmett McFarland was born November 23, 1917, in Murphy, Oklahoma, to
Claude D. and Mable F. (Cobler) McFarland. He departed this life on Monday,
October 31, 2005, in Claremore, Oklahoma, at the age of 87 years, 11 months,
and 8 days.

As a young boy, Claude attended Cedar Bluff school. On June 18, 1938, in
Murphy, Oklahoma, Violet Lenore Coverdell and Claude Emmett McFarland were
united in marriage. He worked at the powder plant before joining the United
States Army during World War II. While in the Army, he served as a "First
Aid Man".

Claude was a resident of the Locust Grove and Murphy area all of his life.
He was known for his ability as a stone and brick mason. Claude was also a
devoted farmer, having raised cattle for many years. He enjoyed fishing and
playing pool.

Claude helped to brick the Locust Grove Public library. He was of the Church
of God faith and had been saved about a year and a half ago. He loved his
family and will be missed dearly.

Claude is survived by: his wife, Violet, of the home; 3 sons: Dale McFarland
and wife Raydeen of Pryor, Oklahoma, Dallas McFarland and wife Phyllis of
Locust Grove, Oklahoma, and Douglas McFarland and wife Sharon of Locust
Grove, Oklahoma; 1 daughter: Darlene Gilliand of Chelsea, Oklahoma; 12
grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; 2 brothers: Jack McFarland of Locust
Grove, Oklahoma and "Short" McFarland of Locust Grove, Oklahoma; numerous
other relatives and a host of friends.

Claude was preceded in death by: his parents; 1 infant daughter: Francene; 2
sisters: Ruby Condit and Ruth Brantley; and 1 brother: Clifford McFarland.

Funeral services were held 2:00 P.M., Thursday, November 3, 2005, at the
Locust Grove Church of the Nazarene. Reverend Floyd Saffell officiated with
interment following at Haner-Adair Cemetery near Murphy. Services were
entrusted to the Locust Grove Funeral Home.

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