Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Elizabeth Loving, 102, of Wilson, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, April 22, 2010, at the Ash Street Church of Christ with Gary Scott LaBeth officiating. Interment will follow at Hewitt Cemetery in Wilson. Services are under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home in Wilson.


Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Elizabeth Loving, 102, of Wilson, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, April 22, 2010, at the Ash Street Church of Christ with Gary Scott LaBeth officiating. Interment will follow at Hewitt Cemetery in Wilson. Services are under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home in Wilson.

 

Emma was born April 6, 1908, at Newport, Okla., to the late Mr. John Lee McMillan and Mrs. Cora (Carpenter) McMillan. She departed this life Monday, April 19, 2010, at Healdton, just 13 days after her 102nd birthday.

 

Emma was raised at Simon attending school there and at O’Savior. During her school years she enjoyed playing basketball. As a young girl living in Simon she worked in the cotton fields.

 

She and the late Mr. Clarence Gilbert Loving were united in marriage on October 7, 1929, at Wilson. They made their home at Simon, farming and raising peanuts, until they moved to Wilson in 1944 when Clarence began working in the oil field.

 

Emma was always a devoted homemaker and housewife who loved to garden and sew. She was also a very loving grandmother and always took great pleasure in sewing items for her grandchildren. She was a longtime member of the Ash Street Church of Christ of Wilson.

 

Preceding her in death were her parents; son, Elmer Loving in 1968; and daughter-in-law, Phyllis; husband, Clarence Sept. 24, 1988; brothers, Lester, Luther, Bill, Odis, Audie, and Virgil McMillan; sisters, Cora Lee and Ella, two sons-in-law, Bobby Claxton and Bill Cornish; and one great-grandson, Bobby Butler.

 

Survivors include three daughters, LaVerne Cornish of Ardmore, Anna Mae Poirot and husband, Dale of Moore, and Barbara Elliott of Wilson, two sons, L.C. Loving and wife, Colene and E.L. Loving and wife, Barbara, both of Wilson; 14 grandchildren, Ronnie, Sherri, Elaine, Stan, Chuck, Cathy, Carol, Rhonda, Steve, Rod, Kalinda, Preston, Dyanna and Janet; 29 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Faye McComber of Ardmore and Elena Loving of Burneyville; and a host of other family and friends.
Casket bearers are grandsons, Ronnie Claxton, Stan Loving, Chuck Loving, Steve Poirot, Rod Elliott, and Preston Loving. Honorary bearers are Phil McMillan, Charles McMillan, Jimmy McMillan, granddaughters, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

 

In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Mercy Health of Healdton, 918 SW 8th, Healdton, OK 73438.

 

Family visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. this evening at the funeral home in Wilson.

 

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.alexanderfuneralhome.org.