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December 2009 Vol. 64 No. 12

Bill Creel died at his home in Bartlesville, OK, on Oct 19. He began his first job with H. C. Price Company at the age of 16 as a truck swamper in North Dakota. After graduating from the University of Oklahoma, he moved to New Orleans to continue work with Price.

In 1963, he opened the office of Price International in London. Creel was responsible for building many of the world’s largest pipelines in the Middle East, Alaska and Australia. In 1975, he was named senior vice president of H. C. Price, and in 1976 he was named president of the National Association of Pipe Coating Applicators. He retired from Price in 1979.

Creel is survived by his wife Caro; brother Don; son William and daughter Kathleen; and several grandchildren. Contributions may be made to: The William G. Creel Fund for Adult Day Care Scholarships for ElderCare, Washington County ElderCare, 1223 Swan Drive, Bartlesville, OK 74006; or St. John’s Catholic School, 121 E. 8th Street, Bartlesville, OK 74003.

Curtis Howard Allen, 67, of Laurel, MS, died Oct. 22 at his residence. Allen was a regional sales manager for Baroid-Halliburton Company. He received an engineering degree from Mississippi State University. Allen is survived by his wife Eva Ann; sons Jerry and David; daughters Joan, Patty, Heather and Beth; and nine grandchildren. Donations may be made to: Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, 2990 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 300C, Los Angeles, CA 90064.