Note: ROSE HILL CEMETERY, Ardmore, Carter County Oklahoma
Compiled by Bill Hamm (bhamm@@brightok.net)
Buried next to Margaret R. Crites (1873 -1928)
Coy Lee Crites
Birth: Dec. 5, 1916
Death: Feb. 11, 1998
Son of William and Laura Crites.
Service Info.: SGT US ARMY WORLD WAR II
Rose Hill Cemetery
Added by: Stone Seeker
Source: Daily Ardmoreite, Ardmore, Oklahoma
Gravesite for Coy L, Crites will be at 10:00 am Friday at Rosehill Cemetery, with Rev. Ernest C. Maddon officiating.
Crites died Feb. 1, 1998 at Ardmore. He was born Dec. 5, 1916 in Goree, Texas. to William L. and Laura L. Hedrick Crites.
Married to Virginia Keith in 1941 in St. Louis, Mo. he moved from Alva to Ardmore in 1963 and was a retired production foreman for the southern Oklahoma region with Gulf Oil Company. For his military service in WWII he received commendation for Battle of the Buldge, Battle of France and Battle of Germany,
Survivors include his wife, of the home, a son Keith, Ardmore, and two daughters Cindy McCulloh and Vicki Ritchey, Ardmore, and a sister Jean Merrill, Port Charlotte, Florida, and seven grandchildren.
Craddock Funeral Home will conduct services.
Posted on the 65th Division Co. A, 867 FA Bn. website
Comments: Coy Crites, my father, was a member of the 65th Division, Co. A, 867 FA Bn. and its association. He passed away in 1998 at the age of 81. If anyone has any stories, I would love to hear them. Please e-mail!
Here is some info.
My grandfather, William Lafayette Crites, is buried in the Little Cemetery in Seminole, OK. His wife is buried next to him. Her name was Laura Lee Hedrick (or Headrick). Oddly, according the story, somewhere down her line a "Hedrick" married a "Headrick", so I have always been confused as to how her maiden name was spelled.
They had three children. (Laura had four others from a previous marriage)
1. Coy Lee Crites 1916-1998 (My father)
He is buried in the military section of the cemetery in Ardmore, OK Three kids:
Victoria Suzanne Crites Ritchey Ardmore, OK 2 daughters
Cynthia Luanne Crites McCulloh Ardmore, OK 1 daughter 2 sons
William Keith Crites ( Me) Ardmore, OK 1 daughter in NYC 1 son in the US Navy
2. Imogene Crites Wilsey dec.
3. Jake Crites dec.
My mother is Virginia Lee Keith (now Crites) from Flora, IL. She and my father were married in 1941 in St. Louis, MO. She is still living in Ardmore, OK.
Thanks for the information you sent. All of that squares with everything Dad told me about where he lived when he was young. Plus, there were a few things I didn't know!
One thing I really want to know is who my great-grandfather was. (William Lafayette's father) My "William Lafayette" is not the same as yours?
Anyway, any info is great. This is interesting!
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