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Charles Olan McElhannon

Charles Olan McElhannon, 7, of Tulsa passed away at his home on Tuesday, August 09, 2005. He was born on January 15, 1998 in Okmulgee, OK to his parents Bill Olan and Melisa June (Welch) McElhannon. Charles was in the second grade at McAuliff Elementary in Tulsa. He liked to play video games and go swimming.

Charles was preceded in death by his Maternal Grandfather Charles Welch and his Paternal step-grandfather Billy Joe Gates.

Survivors include his parents Bill and Melisa McElhannon of the home his brothers B.J. and Christopher McElhannon all of the home, his paternal grandparents Olan and Judy McElhannon of Henryetta Sherry Lyons-Gates of Okmulgee, and Maternal Grandmother Becky Welch of Okmulgee. Many other family and friends also survive.

Graveside services will be 1:00 PM on Friday August 12, 2005 at Okmulgee Cemetery with Reverend Glen Putman officiating.

Viewing is Thursday, August 11, 2005 from 9:00 AM until 8:00 PM at McClendon-Winters Funeral Home in Okmulgee, OK.

Arrangements are under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home in Okmulgee.

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The family has ask that memorial contributions be made to the Make a Wish Foundation care of the Funeral Home.