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Photos: Notable Deaths in 2020

A roll call of notable people who have died so far in 2020: Read more

Tulsa World Obituaries


Cortez Johnson, who helped desegregate Charles Page High School, dies at 75

Cortez Johnson was one of nine Black students who began attending the previously all-white high school in Sand Springs in the fall of 1964. Read more


Local music artist, educator Leon Rollerson dies

A memorial service is scheduled 11 a.m. May 19 at Metropolitan Baptist Church. Read more


Joe Williams, former Williams Cos. CEO and chairman, conservationist, dies at 89

Williams, the last member of the Williams family to head the Tulsa-based energy company, was chairman and CEO from 1979 to 1994. Read more


'Tulsa's Rosie the Riveter' Marina Metevelis dies at 100, service set for Friday

Metevelis was one of only a handful of original Rosies — the nickname given to WWII-era women who took on factory jobs to free men to fight — who was still alive. She died Jan. 14. Read more


Tulsa philanthropist Ruth Nelson dies at 87

A service is set for noon Friday at Congregation B'nai Emunah for Ruth Kaiser Nelson, one of Tulsa's most prominent philanthropists and a leading force behind improving public housing in the city. Read more


Services set for Michael Sager, Tulsa developer who helped turn around downtown, Blue Dome district

A celebration of life for Sager, who died last week at 76, is set for 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Gateway Event Center, 851 E. Admiral Blvd. Read more


Long-time transportation official Gary Ridley dies

Ridley began a long career in transportation in 1965 as an equipment operator with ODOT and rose to be executive director of both the Oklahoma Department of Transportation and the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority as well as state transportation secretary. Read more

Obituaries from around Tulsa


Celia "Elizabeth" Fillmore Fillmore, Celia, 100. She was a homemaker. Died Friday, November 27, 2020 in Broken Arrow, OK. Visitation was sc… Read more


Clyde Cabioc Cabioc, Clyde, 91. Welder and United States Marine Corps. Died Tuesday, December 1, 2020 in Tulsa, OK. Visitation was schedule… Read more



Joyce Ann (Jones) Heim Joyce Ann (Jones) Heim went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, December 4, 2020, at St. Francis Hospital, Tul… Read more



Patty Marie Edwards Patty Marie Edwards, age 77, of Maumee, OH, died December 1, 2020 at St. Luke's Hospital, Maumee. She was born April 16… Read more


Rickey Eugene Eoff, Sr. Rickey Eugene Eoff, Sr., 60, gas station attendant, resident of Sand Springs, passed away Sunday, November 29 , in … Read more

Obituaries from around the world


Dick Gallup, acclaimed member of 'Tulsa School of Poetry,' dies

Gallup died of natural causes Jan. 27 in San Francisco, where he had lived for 30 years. He was 79. Read more


Mourning Don Reed Herring: Elizabeth Warren says brother in Norman dies of COVID-19

"I’m grateful to the nurses and frontline staff who took care of him," Warren tweeted, "but it’s hard to know that there was no family to hold his hand or to say 'I love you' one more time — and no funeral for those of us who loved him to hold each other close." Read more

Divorces published Friday, April 10, 2020

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USS Arizona crew member, Pearl Harbor survivor dies age 97

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — One of the remaining USS Arizona crew members who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor has died. Read more


Eddie Money, 'Two Tickets to Paradise' singer, dead at age 70

A publicist for Eddie Money said the rock star has died after he recently announced he had stage 4 esophageal cancer. He was 70. Read more

Death Notices

Krise, James, 82. Broken Arrow

Krise, James, 82. Broken Arrow, Navy Veteran and computer programmer. Died Monday, March 6. Viewing will be held 4 - 6 pm, and a Rosary wil…