Syble Frankie Avery, 78, of Madill, Oklahoma, passed away Monday, October 24, 2011, at her home in Madill. She was born on April 8, 1933, in Powell, Oklahoma, to the late George Bridgeman and Vivian Pardue Bridgeman.


Syble Frankie Avery, 78, of Madill, Oklahoma, passed away Monday, October 24, 2011, at her home in Madill. She was born on April 8, 1933, in Powell, Oklahoma, to the late George Bridgeman and Vivian Pardue Bridgeman.

 

Syble was raised in Powell until the age of 13 when she moved to Bakersfield, California. She worked and helped open the first McDonald’s while living in California. She later lived in Phoenix, Arizona, before moving to Lebanon, Oklahoma, in 1957, where she lived the rest of her life.

 

She married J.E. “Jake” Avery on February 11, 1957, in Gainesville, Texas. He preceded her in death on May 9, 2003. Syble was a member of the Lebanon Baptist Church and she enjoyed working cross word puzzles, playing cards, Bingo and cooking. Her greatest joy was being with her family and friends.

 

She is survived by: children, Randy Tate and wife, Teresa, Madill, Oklahoma, Thomas Tate and wife, Marcy, Durant, Oklahoma, Lexie Avery Batchelor and husband, Edward, Atoka, Oklahoma, Jenee Avery Barnes and husband, Steve, Lindsay, Texas, Jim Avery and wife, Peggy, Ardmore, Oklahoma, and Joe Avery and wife, Gayle, Madill, Oklahoma; 19 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; brothers, Roy Bridgeman and wife, Jimmie, Lebanon, Oklahoma, and Tyrone Bridgeman, Madill, Oklahoma; and sister, Cindy Vaughn and husband, Norman, Wickenburg, Arizona.

 

Syble was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and one sister, Minnie Lou Bridgeman.

 

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at the Watts Funeral Home Madill, Oklahoma. Lyndol Adams and Roy Vinson will officiate the service. Interment will be at the Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon, Oklahoma. Services are under the direction of Watts Funeral Home, Madill, Oklahoma.

 

Casket bearers will be grandsons and great grandsons.

 

Condolences may be sent to wattsfuneralhome.com.