"Dignity without Compromise"


Reverend Melvin Creason


Reverend Melvin Creason, 75, passed away at his home in Beggs on November 24, 2004. Rev. Creason was born in Hectorville, Oklahoma on November 24, 1929 to Calvin Clayborn and Nannie Francis (Wallace) Creason. He married Ella "Joan" Rush in Sapulpa, Oklahoma on November 21, 1951. They were married 53 years this past Sunday. Rev. Creason was a welder and was Pastor of the Living Way Tabernacle Church in Okmulgee for 28 years. He enjoyed his family cattle, his Boston terrier, golf and football. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son; Melvin Harold Creason Jr and his wife Brenda and four brothers; Elbert Creason, Elza Creason, Vernard Creason and Fred Creason and two sisters; Gladys Pollard and Bertie Garrison.

Survivors include his wife Ella Joan Creason of the home, four daughters Paula and husband Pete Huls of Chelsea, Ok, Denise and husband Al Buschman of Owasso, Rebecca and husband Mitch Newton of Beggs, and Nancy and husband Mark Downs of Beggs, Two sons Jeff and wife Nancy Creason of Beggs and John Mark Creason of Beggs, two sisters Ruth Dillard of Tucson, Arizona and Charlene Daniels of Beggs, two brothers Troy Creason of Okmulgee and Kenneth Creason of Leedey, Oklahoma eighteen grandchildren; Cheri Sweat, Shawn Creason, Clay Huls, Kathryn Creason, Randy Creason, Glynnis Creason, Deni Creason, Leah Creason, Drew Creason, Caleb Downs, Shyann Creason, Allison Creason Clint Newton, Macy Downs, Kyle Newton, Michael Buschman Alicia Buschman David Newton and Jaymee Newton and six great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, November 27, 2004 at 1 pm at the Living Way Tabernacle Church with Pastors Dale Copeland, Bill Smith and Jerry Lout officiating. Interment will be in the Duck Creek Cemetery under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home in Okmulgee. Visitation will be from noon until 8 pm on Friday.