Pioneer Ardmoreite, Hettie McCauley King, died Monday, November 5, 2012, at the Concordia in Oklahoma City; she was 104 years old. Born in Ardmore, January 9, 1908; just 83 days after Oklahoma became a state. Daughter of the late, Elmer and Kizzie (Kernel) McCauley, she was a lifetime resident of Ardmore and southern Oklahoma.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, November 9, 2012, in the Centennial Chapel of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home and Crematory conducted by Dr. Virgil Trout. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Of Native American heritage, Hettie was a member of the Chickasaw tribe, and was a graduate of the Bloomfield Academy in Ardmore. She and Raymond King married December 27, 1955, at Guthrie, Oklahoma. He preceded her in death December 30, 1996.
She was a member of the Maxwell Avenue Church of Christ in Ardmore, and had been of Church of Christ faith since she was 12 years old. Hettie was a supervisor at Southwestern Bell Telephone Company until retiring after 35 years of service. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneer's Club and the Chickasaw Historical Society.
Survivors include a niece, Alexia Copeland of Ardmore; great-nieces, Suzanne Shipman Van Horn, Tecumseh, Oklahoma, Vonceil Harmon, Oklahoma City, Tia Juana Jones, Ringling and Rebecca Graves, Lone Grove; a great-nephew, James Shipman, Tokyo, Japan; foster grandchildren, Mark Methvin and wife, Sherri, and Mia Rops, Oklahoma City; also numerous, great-great and great-great-great nieces and nephews; and other extended family.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mamie Wilbert Shipman; and brothers, Mike and James McCauley.
Serving as bearers will be Max and Mark Methvin, Chad and Todd Graves and Steve and Brian Douglas. Honorary bearers include Steven and Lyle Graves and Zachary and Joshua Whiteman.
Condolences to the family may be sent online at www.hdouglasfuneralhome.com.