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Obituaries

September 22, 2009

Geraldine Erlene Shackelford

1926 – 2009

Geraldine Capps-Shackelford of Fort Gibson passed away in Muskogee on Monday, September 21, 2009 at the age of 82 eleven months and 20 days. She was born in Muskogee on October, 1, 1926 to Levi and Seletha (Sells) Capps.

Geraldine married the love of her life HP Shackelford on January 18, 1942 in Muskogee. Geraldine was a member of Southeast Baptist Church. Geraldine enjoyed bowling, fishing and loved to spend time with her family. She was a sweet woman who will be greatly missed by her family and a host of friends.

Geraldine is preceded in death by her husband H. P. Shackelford, parents Levi and Seletha Capps, brothers Orville Capps, Leon Capps, and grandson Ronnie Lee Shackelford.

Geraldine is survived by her children, Paul Dennis Shackelford and wife Susie of Muskogee, Elaine Shackelford-Risenhoover and husband Jim of Fort Gibson, Floyd Shackelford of Fort Gibson, and Patty Shackelford-Clark and husband Bob of Dayton, TX., Grandchildren, Tammy Risenhoover, Tony Shackelford, Doug Shackelford and wife Brandi, Bryan Little, Trent Shackelfod, Brandy Shackelford-Buchanan, Jimbo Risenhoover and wife Kaysi, Chanee Little, Jeff Risenhoover and wife Tosha, Christy Little, Ashley Shackelford and wife Jennifer, Damon Shackelford and wife Debbie, Floyd Shackelford Jr., Great Grandchildren Page, Heather, Levi, Patrick, Rayleen, Dalton, Chey, Sarah, Kaylea, Justice, Austin Grace, Wyatt, Baylee, Leo, Noah, Presley, Rhilei and Avery. Five Brothers, Ray Capps and wife Coralea, Charles Capps and wife Blanch, Chester Capps and wife Jean, Jerry Capps and wife Alberta, Larry Capps and wife Martha, one sister Alma Capps and two sister- in- laws Joann and Donna, numerous nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather to celebrate the life of Geraldine at 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 25, 2009 at the Bradley Belltower Chapel, and

Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Muskogee. Pastor Tommy Honeycutt of Ft. Gibson First Freewill Baptist Church will officiate. Tony Shackelford, Doug Shackelford, Bryan Little, Trent Shackelford, Jimbo Risenhoover, Jeff Risenhoover ,Ashley Shackelford, Damon Shackelford will serve as pallbearers.

The family has entrusted Bradley Family Funeral Service of Muskogee with the arrangements.

Friends may send condolences to the family on the web page www.bradley funeralservice.com.



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