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   Poteau News, LeFlore Co. OK

Poteau Weekly

July 14, 1921

Fatal Shooting At Stapp.
A late message comes from Stapp, this county, of the killing by Jim MOORE of a man named BAILEY, who was shot three times by his assailant and mortally wounded, dying, Tuesday evening.
Before death occurred MOORE appeared before a justice of the peace at Heavener and was released on $2500 bond, but since his death, Deputy Sheriff Sam COSTELLO went down and brought in the man and full particulars of the killing, which occurred at a school election, will be learned, but which are not available at this time.
Submitted by Diana Bailey Smith - DSmith6686@aol.com


September 15, 1921

Moore Given Fifteen Years
The case of the State of Oklahoma against J. A. MOORE, charged with the killing of J. T. BAILEY on the 12th of last July at Zoe, this county, came on for hearing Monday morning of this week and the taking of the testimony occupied the greater part of two days. Judge W. H. BROWN of Tulsa, assisted the state in the prosecution and the defense was conducted by Attorneys WHITE and REID and NEAL and NEAL of this city.
The case grew out of a difference of opinion in the Zoe school relative to the management of the school during the current year. MOORE and BAILEY, it seems, differed on the matter in dispute, and witnesses testified that MOORE told BAILEY they could settle their differences outside of the meeting, and passed out followed by BAILEY, Henry MOORE, a son of the defendant, encountered BAILEY on the outside and they engaged in a scuffle, both going to the ground. The defendant here entered the melee, and fearing his son was in great bodily danger, used a pistol on Bailey, who died from the wounds inflicted. The case was given to the jury Wednesday night, and this morning returned a verdict of guilty and that the defendant be imprisoned in the penitentiary for fifteen years. Judge LESTER will adjourn court on Saturday of this week in order to open a term of district court in Latimer County at Wilburton on Monday of next week.
Too much praise cannot be give the judge for his work during the term here.
Submitter's Note - The Bailey mentioned was my grandfather John Thomas Bailey, born in Missouri in 1868. He was survived by his wife, Lieu Alice Berry Bailey, and five children. Ruby Bailey Clark, Thomas J., Mary Marie, Pauline F., Raymond W. and Roy V. Bailey.
Submitted by Diana Bailey Smith - DSmith6686@aol.com


Jan. 19th, 1922:

Paul WHITE Dead County
Commisioner Paul White died at his home at Octavia last friday from small pox contracted thru a visit to the jail here when the disease first broke out. He attended the last meeting of the commisioners, but was not feeling well at the time and went home earlier on that account. He was in this office a few days before he left and was greatly concerned over the condition of the men confined at the jail, saying that he wished he had some way of helping them. Paul was elected commissioner at the last election and was regarded as a first rate official by everyone with whom he came in contact. He was a real good citizen, and the people of this district will miss him.

Small Pox Situation Here
The small pox situation here is in just as nice condition as it's possible for it to be. There are no new cases since the first big outbreak and there is very little fear entertained over the outlook at present. up to date there have been thirty-one cases in Poteau.
Three people who contracted the disease here, Paul WHITE of Octavia, A man at Wilburton and a man in Tarby Prairie, all died. Of those outside of the jail cases, all of them died with no exception. This Makes the total deaths outside the jail thirteen, and eight in the jail,giving us a total of twenty-one deaths, out of the thirty-one cases. At the jail six of the first cases are up and said to be out of danget, while the rest of the twelve are getting along nicely with chances of recovery,notwithstanding the fact that conditions are not so favorable there as at private homes. The athorties are well pleased with the outlook at present and believe that if the people will back them up adhereing to rules laid down in the two proclamations we will be free of the disease in a very short time.
If you have not been vaccinated do it immediately and if you have any suspision that you have been exposed stay inside till some pnysician passed on your case abd tells you its for you to get out. The state health officials say we have situation well in hand and say its up to us to how we come out of this. if we do not relax our vigilance we are out of the woods. If not we are in for another spell.

"Following Is The List Of Victims To Date"
E.L. JENKINS
Mrs. John HUNT
Ed MCCLURE
MRS. ED MCCLURE
Arnold MCCLURE
Richard MCCLURE
Lander QUALLS
J.B. PETERS
Ben TAYLOR
M.I. GIBSON
Robert HARRISON
Jewel COLLIER
D.M. KYLE
G.M. JONES,Tarby Prairie

Following, Are The Prisioners Who Have Died In The County
Jail: Whites:
Fielder JOHNSON
Ed CUMMINS
W.R. ROWTON
Willis R. WALTERS
Frank BACUM
Colored:
Ben JOHNSON
Ben FISHER
Claud GRAVELY
Contributed By: Paula White Harrison anitagettler@webtv.net


May 1927

MORTON - Graveside services will be conducted tomorrow in Sutter Cemetery for Richard C. MORTON, 43, of Yuba City, whose body was found Saturday in the Sutter By-Pass.
He is survived by three sons, Ricky, Richard and Jack, all of Oklahoma; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack MORTON of Yuba City; two brothers, J.D. MORTON of Pampa, Tex., and Lonzo MORTON of Little Rock, Ark.; and four sisters, Edith CROWDER of Yuba City, Ruby CLEMENT of Tulsa, Okla., Margie GARRETT of Van Buren, Ark., and Thelma MILLSAY of Momence, Ill.
Rev. James ARP, paster of the Southside Baptist Church in Yuba City, will officiate at tomorrow's services. Ullrey Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Submitted by Cecil V. Boyd  cvboyd@WHC.NET


May 3, 1946

Shady Point News Submitted by Rhonda Jordan  RLB119@aol.com

...This community was saddened last Saturday morning to learn that at 9 o'clock the previous night Charles LIPPY passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J.L. BRADDY, at Panama.
Mr. Lippy, who has been in ill health for some time, was only seriously for a few days preceeding his death.
He was one of the pioneers of this part of the country, a man well liked by all who knew him. He and his wife, who preceeded him in death by several years, were residents of Shady Point for many years, having practically reared and educated their family here, but for the past two or three years he has made his home with Mrs. Braddy at Panama.
Funeral services were held at the Baptist church here at 2 o'clock Sunday, Rev. Caves, Baptist pastor at Panama, delivering the sermon and the Miller funeral home of Poteau in charge at graveside.
A large concourse of relatives and friends attended the services.
The sympathies of many friends, both at Shady Point and Panama were extended the family.
Among those from out of town attending were his granddaughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. B[u]rkhalter of Tuscaloosa, Ala; Mrs. B[u]rkhalter, the former Doris Braddy, who is a member of the school faculty at Tuscaloosa; Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Holland of Arkoma, their daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Strange of Fort Smith, John Roberson of Kansas City, Mo., R.C. Parish, Noel, Mo., and Georgia Davis, Muskogee, all relatives and Mr. and Mrs. Hosea Parris of Poteau. Mr. and Mrs. O.E. Long of Panama, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Austin of Bokoshe, old friends and acquaintances also were noted in the crowd.

Rains and cool weather are hindering farm and gardening work greatly in this section.

Charles MIXON, student at Northeastern, Tahlequah, spent the week end at home and he and his mother spent Saturday shopping in Fort Smith.

Melvin STOGNER, who has spent the past 14 months in Germany, arrived at Camp Chaffee last Friday and phoned his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Stogner, who with his brother Mike Stogner and wife, drove to Fort Smith Saturday to see him.
He is waiting for his discharge and having some dental work done, after which he will be at the home of his parents here.

Cleyon PENNINGTON, who since his discharge has been spending the past two months with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Pennington here, left Sunday afternoon for Baltimore, Md., where he will be employed at the plant where he worked before entering the service.

Floyd T. WILLIS, who has been visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emery Willis here, since his discharge from the marines, Jan. 14, left Friday for Birmingham, Mich., where he has employment awaiting him.

Mrs W.H. TUDOR has her son, Glen Tudor, and her daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Bert POINTER, of Nashville, Tenn., visiting in her home this week.

Miss Jewell WILLIS, who is employed at Camp Chaffee, spent the week end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emery Willis.

Mr. and Mrs. B.F. RODDEN of Panamer [sic], spent Sunday with their daughter, Mrs. Emery WILLIS and family.

Mrs. Cora V. LINDSAY and sister, Mrs. Myrtie DOAK, returned Friday afternoon from Green Forest, Ark., where they were called recently to the bedside of a nephew, very ill. The nephew, Cletus RAMSEY, passed away at his home near Green Forest April 25 and was buried at Berryville, Ark., Sunday, April 28.

Mrs. Nancy OLIPHANT and Mrs. Roy BUTLER of Poteau visited Friday with Mrs. W. D. WILSON, who is ill at her home here.

Mrs. Hassie CHRISTENBERRY and grandchildren, J.L. and Loretta JACKSON visited Marvin WOOLBRIGHT at Poteau over the week end.

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde BRANSON visited with her brother, Charlie COTTON, in Fort Smith, Sunday.

Miss Vera BROWN of Fort Smith spent the week end at the home of her father, J.T. BROWN.

Mr. and Mrs. Homer TEDDER and Carl SWEZY visited in the Allen KERSH home Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy CLOUSE visited relatives in Bokoshe Sunday night.

Mr. and Mrs. Orville COX and daughter, Anna Louise, spent Sunday in Monroe with Mrs. Cox's mother, and attended the Decoration at the Monroe cemetery.

Herman CLARK, who has had emplyment in New Mexico for some time returned to his home here last week.

Miss Analee WELLS of Fort Smith spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Wells.

Mr. and Mrs. Harvey RUYLE and daughters spent the week end with relatives in Huntington, Ark.

Mrs. Sadie LEFLORE, grandmother of Mrs. Carl MIXON, who has been confined in a Fort Smith hospital with a broken limb is reported not improving as they had hoped she might.

Charley STEVENS and daughters, Cathryn and Edith, spent Sunday with relatives and friends in Huntington, Ark.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl SHERROLD and son visited in Parks, Ark., Sunday.

Shady Point eighth grade pupils visited Panama school Friday, May e.
Eighth grade Commencement exercises are to e held at the school auditorium here, Monday, May 13. The lower grades will present a program on the night of May 10. Seventh and eighth grades had their play May 1.

Mr. and Mrs. H.B. MIXON and family were dinner guests Sunday of Mr. Mixon's grandmother, Mrs. A.E. EDWARDS. The occasion marking Harry's 33rd birthday anniversary.

Submitted by Rhonda Jordan  RLB119@aol.com


1969

Mrs. Nora SLONE
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from the Panama Free Will Baptist Church for Mrs. Nora Roberson Slone, 76, who died Monday at a Spiro nursing home. Rev. James Roberson and Rev. W.O. Hatley, pastor of the church, officiated. Burial was at Spiro Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.
Mrs. Slone was born Dec. 22, 1893, at Greenwood, Ark.
Survivors include a son, Eddie Roberson, Joplin, Mo.; two daughters, Mrs.Georgia Davis, Muskogee, and Mrs. Betty Eversell, Aurora, Ill.; two brothers, Joe Jones, Van Buren, Ark., and Jim Jones, Rock Island; 12 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Submitted by Rhonda Jordan  RLB119@aol.com


December 14, 1972

Mary WRIGHT ALLEN CAROTHERS

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary CAROTHERS, 86, who died at her home Thursday, were held Monday afternoon at the Church of the Nazarene. Burial was at the Oakland Cemetery directed by Miller Funeral Home.
She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Pearl Hamners of Poteau, one son, Chester of Poteau; five sisters, Mrs. Nellie THOMPSON, Mrs. Alice ROBERTSON, both of Stratford, Iola(Ida) BASS of Houstin; two brothers, Charles and Andrew WRIGHT of Stratford; five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; one great great grandchild.

Note: Mary Almeda "Meda" was the daughter of Andrew J. WRIGHT. Her first husband was Benjamin F. ALLEN, 2nd Robert CAROTHERS.
Submitted by Sharon Crawford okbits@cox.net


March 12, 1978

Mrs. Gladys CLOUSE
Greenwood -- Mrs. Gladys Clouse, 70, of Spiro died Friday in a Fort Smith hospital. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Midland Assembly of God Church with burial in Mount Olive Cemetery by McConnell Funeral Home.
Surviors include her husband, Roy; three daughters, Mrs. Becky Marshall of Spiro, Mrs. Louise Frasher of San Antonio, Texas, and Mrs. Jo Ann Harvey of Wenatchie, Wash.: three sons, Charles of Spiro, Bufford and Norman, both of Lock Springs, Wyo.; six sisters, Mrs. Mary Tarne Parnell of Midland, Mrs. Tiney Flannery of Mansfield, Mrs. Evelyn McGaugh of Wilmington, Calif., Mrs. Lucille Cussins of Loyalton, Calif., Mrs. Naomi Paulsen of Fort Smith and Mrs. Helen Vaccaro of Buffalo, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren and four great- grandchildren.
Submitted by Rhonda Jordan  RLB119@aol.com


Thursday, November 20, 1997

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John Richard CODERRE, born September 10, 1960 in Omaha, NE, died November 19, 1997.
He is survived by parents, Phillip and Barbara Coderre; brothers, Robert, Roger, and Steve; son, Christopher. He served in the Air Force and was a hunting and fishing enthusiast, who loved the great outdoors.
In Poteau, Ok. funeral services on Sunday, Nov. 23, 1997 at Evans-Miller Funeral Home. In San Antonio, funeral services, Tuesday, Nov. 25 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church followed by burial with Military   Honors at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery .

Note:John Coderre lived in Heavener and worked at Poteau.
Submitted by Steve Coderre Soar697877@aol.com


January 1999
Submitted to Poteau Daily News Sun

BLAKENEY : Donna (Donnie) Rosalie BRADDY , age 71, died January 30, 1999.
Born in Shady Point, she attended high school at Panama and went to college at Wilburton before transferring to Livingston Teachers College in Alabama. She retired as vice-president of Blakeney Associates in Stone Mtn., GA, before moving to Social Circle, GA.
She is survived by husband James Reed Blakeney and their four daughters: Deborah , Diana , Reida , and Rhonda. She is also survived by her brother, Thomas Charles "Dugan" Braddy, and her sister, Doris Burkhalter, both living in Alabama.
Memorial services were held February 1 at Wheeler Funeral Home in Covington, GA.
Donna's grandmother came to LeFlore Co. with her family (ROBERSON) in the late 1800s and married Charles LIPPY in 1896. Donna was the youngest child of their daughter, Florence, and her husband, Lucius BRADDY.

Submitted by Rhonda Blakeney-Jordan  RLB119@aol.com


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