King Family History

Linda Carol (Smith) King

April 11, 1949 - December 30, 2013 

Linda Carol King, 64, of Eufaula passed away Monday, December 30, 2013 at the Epic Medical Center. Linda was born on April 11, 1949, in Norman, Oklahoma the daughter of John Edward Smith and Alice Odessa (Minor) Boyd. She attended the Crooked Oak Public Schools in Oklahoma City. On May 28, 1965, Linda married Carl King. She was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time her family and making quilts. She was a member of the Piney Creek Fellowship Church.
Survivors include: her husband, Carl, of the home; her sons, Chris King and wife Sherry of Eufaula and Terry King of Oklahoma City; her daughter, Lacretia Roberts and husband Bruce of Oklahoma City; her brothers, Keith Smith of Maysville, and Bobby Boyd and wife Debbie of Oklahoma City; her sister, Pam Flynt and husband Freddie of Del City; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, one granddaughter, Crystal Franklin and one great granddaughter, Ashley.


Crystal Renee (King) Franklin


Crystal Renee Franklin

May 27, 1985 - Jul 16, 2013

Crystal Renee Franklin, 28, of Eufaula passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2013. Crystal was born on May 27, 1985 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma the daughter of Chris Eugene and Sherry Jean (Hughes) King. She graduated from Crooked Oak High School in 2003. Crystal married Nickoles Elliott Franklin in Eufaula. She worked at the Longtown Dollar General Store. 

Crystal loved her boys and was looking forward to the birth of her daughter Ashley Renee. Her life revolved around her children, spending time at the park or swimming at the beach. She loved spending time with her family as well. She also enjoyed shopping. Crystal was a member of the Piney Creek Fellowship Church.Survivors include: her parents, Chris and Sherry King of Eufaula; her husband, Nickoles E. Franklin; her boys, Drake Elliott and Cash Elliott Franklin; her brothers, Chris King Jr. and James King both of Eufaula; her sisters, Carrie King of Eufaula, Brittany White and husband Justin of Ft. Polk, Louisiana and sister-in-law, Misti Ann Littlewalker-Boucher of Newalla; her maternal grandmother, Peggy Carney and husband Harley of Eufaula; her paternal grandparents, Carl King and wife Linda of Eufaula; nieces, Nevaeh, Mikayla and Ryanne; nephews, Austin, Axton, and Franklin Littlewalker-Boucher and numerous cousins. Crystal was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Bobby Hughes.

Mary Alma (Collins) Palmer

 Mary Palmer, 83
July 3, 1929 - February 25, 2013

Mary Alma (Collins) Palmer, 83 year-old, former Seminole resident passed from this life on Monday, February 25, 2013 at Colonial Estates Care Center in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Mary was born July 3, 1929 in Snowmac, Oklahoma (just south of Seminole, Oklahoma) to parents Minnie Maybelle (King) and Buford Yeager.

Mary met and later married Marland Davis Palmer, Sr. on December 14, 1945 in Maud, Oklahoma. She went on to earn her x-ray technician degree from Southwest State University and worked for Seminole Municipal Hospital in Seminole, Oklahoma and later at Morton County General Hospital in Elkhart, Kansas until her retirement in 1987. Sadly her husband of 48 years preceded her in death in January of 1993.

Mary was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Elkhart, Kansas. She moved back to Seminole County in 2003 from El Reno, Oklahoma where she had been caring for her nice who had brain cancer.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Marland Palmer, Jr. and his wife Dianna of Maud, Oklahoma; one daughter, Mary Gee of Prague, Oklahoma; one step-daughter, Donna Lou Harrington of Washington State; three half brothers, Morris Yeager of Tennessee, James Yeager of Maud, Oklahoma, Glen Yeager of California; four grandsons, Rev. James T. Benedict and his wife Freda, Gerald Doyle and his wife Christy, Alex Semkoff, David Palmer; five great granddaughters; four great-great grandchildren; two great-great-great grandchildren; and a host of other family and dear friends.

Mary is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Marland Davis Palmer, Sr. who died in January of 1993; one brother, Clinton Eugene Collins; and by one sister, Helen Maybelle Harris.

Cremation services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole, Oklahoma.