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Please excuse the crudeness of this page. This page is a temporary home for the hundreds of obits submitted recently. In order to speed up the availability of these obits, I have placed them here. I will at a later date, sort and place these in the appropriate place on the site. There is no order to these now, and I apologize for that, but wanted to make them available to anyone wanting to find them as quickly as possible.

The following obits were submitted by either a family member or volunteer. There are several more coming, so please check back often. I hope to have these placed correctly on the site soon.

Most of these are obits from 2004 and 2005.

As of September 10, 2009 all obits that were listed here now have individual listings.  See alpha list at

 

Lawrence Thigpin, 87, of Pocola Okla.died Wednesday,
Aug. 10, 2005, in Pocola, He was born May 1st.1918 in
Peno, Okla. Leflore County, Okla.
At age 19, he marry On April 19,1938 to Rena Mae
(Martin),
He was retired from Harding Glass as a glass cutter.
Fort Smith. Ark.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Rena Mae died
1974. His parents Frank & Bessie(Cook) Thigpin.
Sibling, Millard Thigpin, Mollie Driver, Newton
Thigpin,
Roy Thigpin, Eula Suits , Lois Rice, Winfred Thigpin,
George Thigpin.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13,
2005, at Fentress Mortuary Chapel with burial at New
Hope Cemetery in Spiro,Okla. under the direction of
Fentress Mortuary of Fort Smith. Ark.
He is survived by one daughter, Betty Tomassetti of
Fresh Meadows, N.Y.; two sons Bob Thigpin of Las
Vegas, Buck Thigpin of Pocola,Okla. One sister, Elsie
Brown of Springdale,Ark. one sister- in-law Jane
Thigpin, of Ft.Smith,Ark.
six grandchildren, nine great
grandchildren, two great great grandchildren. Several
nieces and nephews .To place an online tribute, visit
www.fentressmortuary.com.


6–Grandchildren,
Debbie(Thigpin)Squires,
Donna (Thigpin)Thorn,Huber,Cooke
Dana(Thigpin)Hilburn,
Doug Thigpin,
Derek Thigpin,
Bret Thigpin,

9 Great Grandchildren
Dusti Ann(Squires)Steele,
Rena Mae Squires,
Danny Thorn,
Christine(Huber)Croteau,
Steven Huber,
Bruce Huber,
Bobby Huber,
Larry Hilburn,
Wava Thigpin,

2 Great Great Grandchildren ,
Blake Croteau,
Noah Croteau,
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Johnny Lee Cowan

Johnny Lee "Cowboy" Cowan, 61, of Poteau, passed away Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, at Heavener. He was born Dec. 15, 1943, at Howe. He was a 1963 graduate of Poteau High School and he was an auto salesman.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Marie; a baby brother; his grandparents; and numerous aunts and uncles.

Survivors include his father, Basil Cowan of the home; a daughter, Jana; three grandsons, Justus, Jordan and Jamie; his companion, Patsy Terry; Patsy's children, a son, Jamie Terry, a daughter, Amanda Fowler; and Amanda's daughters, Kyley and Ashlyn; his aunt, Nellie Johnson; other relatives and loved ones; and many beloved friends.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at Evans Chapel of Memories at Poteau with the Rev. Jim Cook officiating. Interment will follow in Howe Cemetery under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home of Poteau.

Pallbearers will be Jason, Underwood, Hank Abbott, David Abbott, Tommy Kemp, Jamie Terry, Donny Yandell and Scott Cowan.

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Carolyn Falleur, 58, of Arkoma, passed away Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005, in Arkoma. She was born April 13, 1946, at Tulsa to William Nelson and Ruth (Crockett) Morton. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Jim Morton and Clarence Morton; and a sister, Olive Ledford.

Survivors include a son, Charles Conley and wife Trisha of Liberty; three brothers, Bill Morton of Arkoma, Clifford Morton of Elk Hart, Kan. and Austin Morton of Spiro; five grandchildren, Kendra Hopson, Rachel Conley, Brandon Conley, Jessika Conley and Clifford Conley; two great-grandchildren, Nicholas Hopson and Alyssa Hopson.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at Mallory Martin Funeral Home with the Rev. Stanley Ledford officiating. Interment will follow in New Hope Cemetery at Spiro under the direction of Mallory Martin Funeral Home of Spiro.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Conley, Clifford Conley, Jeremy Lovell, Kramer Ledford, Les Silka and Kent Benge.

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Arthur Carl Jones, 77, of Poteau, passed away Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, at Fort Smith, Ark. He was born July 9, 1927, at Madison, Wis. He was employed with the railroad/janitorial.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Freda Jones; three brothers; and three sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Lorraine of the home; a son, William and Kookie Jones of Delaware; two daughters, Becky and Mike Moore of Albuquerque, N.M. and Jessica Jones of Poteau; five grandchildren, Faye Lucero, Jeremiah Jones, Sarah Waggoner, Melissa Jones and Jamie (Mac) Moore; four great-grandchildren; other relatives and loved ones; and many beloved friends.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at Community of Christ in Poteau with Randy Akins officiating, under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home of Poteau.

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David Earl Thomas died Feb. 26, 2005 at the Latimer County Hospital in Wilburton, Okla. He was 98. Born Dec. 2, 1906 in Iberia, Mo. he was a coal miner and rancher.

He was preceded in death by his parents Crocket Mord and Sarah Catherine Smith Thomas and wife Anna Grace Holycross Thomas, one son David Joe Thomas, four brothers and four sisters, Clyde, Everett, Billy, Claude, Evelyn, Blanche, Ella and Edna.

His daughter-in-law, Patricia Thomas of Wilburton, survives him, along with two grandsons, David Thomas and wife Amy of Oklahoma City and Charles Thomas of Wilburton; two granddaughters, Margaret Sorrell and husband Charles of Wilburton and Tina Calvin of Wilburton; great-grandchildren, Hunter Thomas of Edmond, Mike and Patricia Ellis of Wilburton and Charles Sorrell of Wilburton; great-great-grandchildren, Riley Thomas of McAlester, Anthony and Morgan Ellis of Wilburton; and several nieces and nephews.

Waldrop Funeral Home of Wilburton will conduct graveside services at Oakland Cemetery in Poteau, Okla. Services will be Wednesday, March 2 at 11 a.m., with Brother Doug Miller officiating.

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Lonnie Ray Fuller, 35, of Pocola, passed away Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005. He was born Nov. 10, 1969, at Fort Smith, Ark. to Sammie and Cathy Fuller. He was a 1988 graduate of Pocola High School.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Ray Fuller of Pocola and Ras Sindle of Mountainburg, Ark.

Survivors include his parents; a brother, Mark Fuller; sister-in-law, Trish Fuller; a niece, Samantha Fuller; a nephew, Nathaniel Fuller; and his grandmother, Winnie Fuller and Doris Sindle, all of Pocola; 11 aunts; 12 uncles and numerous cousins.

The family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 1.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at Pocola Christian Fellowship Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Roger D. Myers officiating. Interment will follow in Macedonia Cemetery in Pocola under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home of Poteau.

Pallbearers will be Tommy, Billy Salter, Matt Wilson, Robert Nugent, Henry Blair, Gary Moore, Bubba (Brian) Treat and Adam Freitas.

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Lloyd Hoover
HEAVENER — Lloyd Hoover, 91, if Heavener died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, in Waldron. He was a World War II veteran and a member of Howe Assembly of God.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener with burial at Memorial Park in Heavener.
He is survived by his wife, Annie; one sister; and one brother.

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Alex Buckner
KEOTA — Alex “Uncle” Buckner, 84, of Keota died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, in Keota.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Saving Grace Non Denominational Church in Keota with burial at Tamaha Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Stigler.
He is survived by his wife, Jimmie; three daughters, Phyllis Atkinson of Cassville, Mo., Patricia Lewis of Poteau and Carolyn Andrews of Stigler; five sons, Charlie, Clint and Tommy Buckner, all of Keota, Elmer Buckner of Stigler and David Buckner of Enterprise; a sister, Lee Timmons of Keota; 30 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Brian Atkinson, Tommy Buckner II, Chris, Michael and Timmy Buckner, Dale Lewis, Dustin Carey and Josh Self.

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Wanda Marie Foster, 64, of Quinton, Okla., passed away Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005, at Quinton Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. today at the Greater Refuge United Pentecostal Church with the Rev. George Mantooth officiating. Burial will follow at Palestine Cemetery under the direction of Hunn, Black Funeral Home of Quinton, Okla.
Pallbearers will be David Colwell, Randy Spradley, Robby Spradley, Jody Spradley, Wesley Ginn, Adam Johnson, Rick Spradley and Kenny Blaylock.
Wanda Marie was born Oct. 5, 1940, in Quinton, Okla., the daughter of Walter and Alta Levinne Ginn. In April 1967, Wanda married Harry Foster. He preceded her in death in 1987. She was a member of the Greater Refuge United Pentecostal Church.
Survivors include: her son, Jerry Ginn and wife Paula of Spiro; her daughter, Lisa Barholm and husband Ronnie of Virginia Beach, Va.; brothers, Leon Ginn of Hydro, Okla., and Clinton Ginn of Heavener; sisters, Dena Robertson of Quinton, Sue Spradley and husband Brody of Shady Point, and Betty Johnson of Grand Island, Neb. Wanda is also survived by seven grandchildren, Jessica French, Michael Ginn, Denise French and Danielle French, all of Barling, Brandon and Chris Norgaar, both of Van Buren, and Ronnie Barholm Jr. of Virginia Beach, Va. She is preceded in death by her parents; one brother; and one grandchild, Paula French.

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Oma Lee Metzker Reynolds, 78, of Arkoma, Okla., passed away Feb. 18, 2005, at Fort Smith, Ark.

She was born Sept. 11, 1926, at Poteau, Okla. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar and Ocie Belle Ward; a brother, Carl Ward; sisters, Lula Belle McLaughlin and Linda Armstrong.

Survivors include her husband, A.J. Reynolds of the home; children Shirley and Willie Young of Pocola, Karol and Bob Traw Connie and Paul Keith, Patsy Johnson, Eddie and Rhonda Metzker, Danny Metzker and Vickie Lane, all of Arkoma, John and Wilma Metzker of Heavener, Barbara and Jeff Dunn of Idabel and Mike and robin Metzker of Checotah; siblings, Sonny Ward of Fort Gibson, Wynema Francis of Shady Point and Betty Campbell of Joplin, Mo.; 24 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, at Evans Chapel of Memories in Poteau with Rev. Jim Cook officiating. Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery at Poteau under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home of Poteau.

Pallbearers will be Daniel Clay Metzker, Jody Akers, Ryan Dunn, David Graham, Alan Lane, Scott Williams, Tyson Traw, Clay Metzker, Alan Lynn Metzker, Kevin Metzker.

Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Metzker, Bret Traw, Ricky Dupire and Jerry Jacobs.

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Bill "PeePaw" Couch, 73, of Poteau, Okla., passed away Feb. 19, 2005. He was born Oct. 9, 1931, at Poteau. He was a laborer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Mattie Couch; three brothers, Bob Jr., and Chester Couch; two sisters, Lizzie Barbara and Emma Cheshier; two sons, Larry and Bruce Couch; two grandsons, Tommy Oakes and Billy Couch.

Survivors include his wife of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Starla Couch of Poteau; four daughters and sons-in-law, Marilyn and Tom Oakes, Linda and Melvin Himes, Tammy and Marty Duncan and Peggy Bell, all of Poteau; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; other relatives and loved ones and a host of beloved friends.

Services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, at Evans Chapel of Memories at Poteau with Rev. Jim Cook officiating. Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home of Poteau.

Pallbearers will be Terry Couch, Marty Duncan, Tom Oakes, Dustin Bell, Stubs Thompson, Randy Oakes, Raymond Thompson and Oscar Bell.

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Howard Doyle "Tincy" Laymon, 65, of Clarksville, Ark., passed away Feb. 19, 2005.

He was born June 4, 1939, at Moyers, Okla. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a truck driver.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas R. and Nancy E. (Williams) Laymon; two brothers, Jerry and Waymon Laymon.

Survivors include a sister, Roberta Pearson of Lavaca, Ark.; two brothers, Thomas Laymon and Larry Laymon, both of Bokoshe; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and loved ones; and a host of beloved friends.

The family will visit with friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening, Feb. 22, 2005, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, in Old Bokoshe Cemetery with Rev. Troy Conrad officiating, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home of Poteau.

Walter "Jack" Earl Gaither, 89, a life long resident of Cameron, Okla., passed away Feb. 20, 2005, in Cameron.

He was born Dec. 15, 1915, in Baxter County, Ark., to Jerry and Dora Gaither.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lora Gaither; a granddaughter, Cathy Fox; his parents; two sisters and five brothers.

Survivors include a sister, Ruth Miller of Hackett, Ark.; a daughter, Vida Russell of Cameron; two grandsons, Ronald Fox of Cameron and Stacy Fox of Booneville, Ark.; one granddaughter, Jennifer Davidson of Witcherville, Ark.; three great-granddaughters; three great-grandsons; two step great-granddaughters; one great-great-grandson and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Services will be conducted Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. at the United Methodist church in Cameron with Rev. Barry Hayes officiating. Interment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery in Cameron under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood, Ark.

Pallbearers will be Dirk Gaither, Michael Archey, Dan Hutchison, Donald Johnson, John Fox and Levi Easton.

Viewing will be from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Tuesday at McConnell Funeral Home.

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Barney Dodd, 92 of Shady Point, Okla., passed away Feb. 20, 2005, at Grove, Okla.

He was a Pentecostal Church of God minister.

He was born July 29, 1912 at Bonham, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Dodd; eight sisters, two brothers; a grandson Paul Abbott; and a stepdaughter Mary Robinson.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Abbott of Prairie Grove, Ark.; four sons, David Dodd and Sam Dodd, both of Prairie Grove and Mark Dodd and John Dodd, both of Grove; five stepchildren, Richard, Mary, Lillie, Norma and Roger Houston; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, other relatives and loved ones and a host of beloved friends.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. at Pentecostal Church of God in Panama, Okla., with Rev. J.C. Walls and Rev. Bill Kantz officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Panama, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.

Pallbearers will be Robert Newkirk, Joey Clary, Travis Robinson, Paul Lueschen, Steve Hobbs, Tyler Spradling and Robert Williamson.

Family members will be gathering at the home of Norma and Joe Huffman in Bokoshe. The family will be at the funeral home from 7 until 8 p.m. Tuesday to visit with relatives and friends.
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McBride

Friday, November 5, 2004 1:47 PM CST

COOKSON -- A memorial service for Sheila McBride will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004, at Chicken Creek Park, Space 35, with Rev. Donald D. Niblett officiating.

Sheila McBride was born Oct. 21, 1957, in Albuquerque, N.M. She passed from this life on Nov. 3, 2004, at her home in Cookson. Sheila worked as a laboratory technician.

She was preceded in death by her mother Lavada (Keck) McBride.

Sheila is survived by her father, John Vance and his wife Ann; three sisters, Tamara McBride, Naomi Walters and Charlotte Muniz; two brothers, Johnathan Vance and Billy McBride; stepbrother, Bret Miller; and nine nieces and nephews, Tamarah Johnson, Christina Turman, Craig Walters, Shannon Walters, Kyle Vance, Allie Vance, Madison Vance, Ashley McBride and Billy Ingram.

Reed-Culver Funeral Home, 117 W. Delaware, 456-2551

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Wendell McBride Jr., 29, passed away May 29, 2004 in New Orleans, La. Friday, June 4, 2004

He was born March 11, 1975, to Wendell and Celeste Baker McBride.

He graduated from Riverdale High School and was later employed as assistant supervisor of Jefferson Parish Recreation Department where he received numerous awards and honors.

He was preceded in death by his father.

He is survived by his mother; two sisters, Elizabeth Williams Boyd and Laurie Williams George; seven nieces and nephews, Tony Boyd Dupy, Coty Boyd, Michael George Jr., Nicole Boyd, Joshua George, Caleb Boyd and Jordon Williams; one great-nephew, Lucas Dupuy; and numerous aunts and uncles.

Graveside services will be conducted Friday, June 4 at the Prairie Grove Cemetery in Talihina, Okla., with Rev. Kenny Bryant officiating and under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101

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Lewis Dodson, 72, of Panama passed away Sunday, Jan. 16, 2005. He was retired from the pattern shop at North American Foundry and he attended Immanuel Baptist Church in Poteau.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan, 20, 2005, at Fairview Cemetery near Spiro under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Earline “Penny” Dodson; two daughters, Jennifer Ryan of Panama and Janie Sturgeon of Lavaca; a sister, Viola Blythe of Tulsa; six grandchildren, Kristal Phillips, Deana Polk, Chris Gollihare, Britney Dodson, Matt Kinsey, and Joe Claborn; and one great-grandchild, Megan Polk.
Pallbearers will be David Bailey, Bill Ward, Lewis Lovell, Chris and Ronald Gollihare, James Jones, Ronnie Ward and Joe Claborn.
The family will visit with friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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Carrie Stacy
WISTER — Carrie M. Stacy, 95, of Wister died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, in Poteau. She was born Feb. 6, 1909, in Independence, Okla. She was a homemaker and the widow of Estel Stacy.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Mount View Cemetery in Glendale, Okla., under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home of Poteau.
She is survived by four daughters, Norma Hysmith of Peru, Ind., Velma Timbs and Marceile Miller, both of Wister, and Willa Saylor of Howe; four sons, Charles Stacy of Lyons, Colo., Burl Stacy of Queen City, Texas, Arnold Stacy of Oklahoma City, and Carl Stacy of Wister; a brother, Finis Harris of Houston; 32 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren.          Memorial contributions may be made to Gideon Memorial Bibles.

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Geraldne Huntley
SPIRO — Geraldine Huntley, 80, of Spiro died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, in Spiro. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the widow of Harry Huntley.
Funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home in Spiro with burial at New Hope Cemetery in Spiro.
She is survived by a daughter, Sherrie Christensen of Spiro; a sister, Vivian Wright of Minneapolis; five grandchildren; and four great

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Martha Lemley
Martha Lemley, 90, of Van Buren died Monday, Jan. 17, 2005, in a local hospital. She was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church, a homemaker and the widow of Felix Lemley.
Funeral will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Ocker Funeral Home Memorial Chapel in Van Buren with burial at Miners Cemetery near McCurtain, Okla.
She is survived by a daughter, Mary Webb of Alma; two sons, Don Small of Fort Smith and Olen Rouw of Ovilla, Texas; three stepsons, Robert Lemley of California, Tracil Lemley of Oklahoma, and Rodney Lemley of Washington; a brother, Ben Webb of Missouri; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Brian, Adam, Daniel and Robert Small.
The family will visit with friends

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BABE RUTH RALEIGH
> Friday, December 03, 2004
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> Babe Ruth Raleigh, 82, a longtime resident of Apple Valley, passed away on Wednesday evening, Nov. 24, 2004. She was born July 13, 1922, in Le Flore, Okla., and resided in Trona before moving to Apple Valley in 1967. Babe was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin "Al" Raleigh; her son, Randy Dirk Raleigh; and daughter, Judith Raleigh. Babe is survived by her children, Myrna Raleigh, Linda Keortge and her husband, Chuck, Robert Raleigh and Deborah Raleigh. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Susan Keortge Cook and her husband, Kurt, David Keortge and his wife, Vanessa, and Justin Raleigh and his fiancee, Nicole Leone. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at Victor Valley Mortuary, 15609 11th St. in Victorville. A memorial service and interment will follow. Victor Valley Mortuary is handling arrangements.
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> Additional Information:
> Babe (Ward) Raleigh was the last surviving child of Walter Augustus and Sallie Kennedy (Leflore) Ward. She was the granddaughter of Mack and Roberta Hamilton (Kennedy) Leflore.
> Here surviving cousins include; Willie Mack (Leflore) Floyd of Fresno, California and Nat Marshall of Oklahoma.

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Billy Perkins, 69, of Pocola, passed away Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004, in Fort Smith, Ark. He was born Feb. 18, 1935. He was a member of the Midland Masonic Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Billie and Bertha Perkins; two brothers, AD and Henry Perkins; a sister, Ollie Pierce; and a grandson, Daniel Gillooley.

Survivors include his wife Mary Perkins of the home; two daughters, Evelyn Martin of Pocola and Janet Fleek of Garad, Pa.; two sons, Billy W. Perkins of Pocola and Stanley Perkins of Fulton, N.Y.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Howard Perkins of Pocola and Amos Perkins of Paris, Ark.; two sisters, Anna Frost of Greenwood, Ark., and Esta Sanders of Pocola.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14 in Valley View Cemetery near Midland, Ark., with the Rev. Gaylon Freeman officiating. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery, under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home of Pocola.

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Eva Nell Watson, 75, of Shady Point, passed away Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004. She was born Dec. 24, 1928, at Buck Creek. She was a member of Latham Assembly of God Church, a rancher and a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond William and Della Mae (Brown) Wiles; and two brothers, Bill Wiles and Denver Wiles.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Leon Watson of the home; a son, Larry Leon Watson of Shady Point; a grandson, Jonathan Dwayne and Julie Watson of Havana, Ark.; two sisters, Norma Reeves of Moore and Elinor Pierce of Shady Point; a brother, Frank Wiles of Shady Point; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and loved ones; and a host of beloved friends.

The family will gather at the home of Frank Wiles in Shady Point.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12 at Evans Chapel of Memories at Poteau with the Revs. Harrell Bates and J.C. Walls. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home of Poteau.

Pallbearers will be Jim Cluck, Larry Donathan, Hicks Hoffman, Wade Qualls, Jerry Hensley and Tom Patterson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Kevin Hoffman and Kevin Cluck.

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Grady Richison, 92, of Pocola, passed away Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004, in Fort Smith, Ark. He was a dairy farmer.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary in 1999; one sister, Opal Brock; three brothers, Chester Richison, Ernest Richison and Joe Richison.

Survivors include two daughters, Lafaye Wallis of Pocola and Barbara Corley of Twilight; three sons, Grady Richison Jr. of Witchita, Kan., "Z.W." Zephaniah W. Richison and Monte K. Richison, both of Pocola; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; numerous step grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; other loved ones and relatives.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 at Evans Memorial Chapel in Pocola with the Rev. Clifford Myers officiating. Burial will follow in Morris Cemetery at Bloomer, Ark., under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home of Pocola.

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Eva Martinez Glore, 82, of Poteau, passed away Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004. She was of the Catholic faith and a resident of the area for three years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert D. Glore.

Survivors include three daughters, Vida Box of Heavener, Belinda Nash of Ykiah, Calif., and Cundi Cabilero of Lemon Grove, Calif.; two sisters, Virgi of Phoenix, Ariz., and Josie of California; one brother, Rudy Torres of Tennessee; numerous nieces and nephews; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

No services are planned here but there will be a memorial service at a later date in California.

Christy Leigh Webb, 26, of Tulsa, formerly of Poteau, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004. She was born Nov. 18, 1978, at Fort Smith, Ark. She was a food service technician.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Odie and Wanda Slone, and John Dorsey "Doc" Webb.

Survivors include her father, Stanley Webb of Poteau; her mother, Gail Webb of Van Buren, Ark.; two brothers, Micah Webb of Poteau and Shea Webb of Spiro; a sister, Nicki Webb of Spiro; her grandmother, Ruth Webb of Poteau; a nephew, Christopher Webb; a niece, Kilee Webb; a special friend, Zach Matthews; numerous other relatives and loved ones; and a host of beloved friends.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 at Evans Chapel of Memories at Poteau with the Rev. Jimmy D. Cook officiating. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery at Poteau under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home of Poteau.

Pallbearers will be John Garret, Patrick Lynch, Zac Cook, William Wise, Ryan Adams and Matt Webb.

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Dorothy Cosby, 90, of Spiro, passed away Monday, Dec. 6, 2004. She was born Dec. 8, 1913, at Decatur, Ill., to Charles Henry and Carrie Mae (Withgott) Eson. She was a member of Arkoma Bethel Missionary Baptist Church and the Spiro Senior Citizens, where she played the piano.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jewell Cosby; her parents; and one son, William Hutson.

Survivors include two daughters, Anna Mae Throne of Poteau and Ada Loraine Grant and husband Jack of Spiro; two sons, Gerald Lee Hutson and wife Judy of Elgin, Ill., and Glenn M. Cosby and wife Barbara of Orville, Calif.; 12 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 at the Arkoma Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with the Revs. John Earnhardt and Ken Gibson officiating. Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Mallory Martin Funeral Home of Spiro.

Pallbearers will be Rob Janisch, Jeff Janisch, Nick Grant, Corey Grant, Colby Grant and Robert Dugan.

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David M. Hale, 73, of Monroe, passed away Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004, in Poteau. He was born June 5, 1931, in Morrilton, Ark., to James and Zean (Pruitt) Hale.

He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Herman, Cecil, Danny and Donald Hale.

Survivors include six brothers and sisters-in-law, Jessie Hale and wife Joy of Valliant, Alpha Hale of Bakersville, Calif., Lonnie Hale and wife Judy of Monroe, Jimmy Hale and wife Judy of Columbia, Tenn., James Hale of Goldsbourgh, Tenn., and Larry Hale and wife Ruth of Broken Bow; and numerous beloved family and friends.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, in Monroe Cemetery with the Rev. Less Scroggins officiating, under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home of Poteau.
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William "Bill" Alexander, 54, of Wister, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004, at Poteau. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, serving as the sound technician for the video ministry of the church.

Survivors include his wife, Eva "Bootie" Alexander, one daughter, Jennifer Robinson and husband David of Wister; his mother, Florene Bowman of Heavener; two sisters, Betty Cooper of Poteau and Paula Folino of California.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9 at the First Baptist Church of Heavener. Burial will follow in Maxey Cemetery at Wister under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Media Ministry, the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.

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Geneva Ann (Gray) Crawford, 66, of Poteau, passed away Monday, Dec. 6, 2004, at Fort Smith, Ark. She was born Aug. 14, 1938, at Poteau. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church of Poteau and a home health care/nurses aide.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Hosey Gray; her parents, Earn and Annie Sinclair; two brothers-in-law, Wesley Cupp and Charles B. Doyle; and a nephew, Chuck Doyle.

Survivors include her husband, Olen Crawford of Hackett, Ark.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Terry and Mary Gray and Gary and Suzanne Gray, all of Poteau; two grandchildren, Christopher Gray and Kara Gray, both of Poteau; two brothers, James L. and Opal Sinclair of Spring Valley, Calif. and A.M. and Wanda Sinclair of Poteau; two sisters, Frances and Bill Greene, and Florene Doy

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Bobby Thompson, 75, of Midwest City, passed away Thursday, Nov 25, 2004, in a Midwest City Nursing Home. He was born Dec. 21, 1928, at Poteau to Jerry and Lora Thompson and lived most of his childhood life with his grandparents J.B. and Ida Russell of Poteau.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents; his mother; and a son, Jerry Bob Thompson.

He is survived by his wife, Lois, a daughter and son-in-law, Glenda and Wayne Hey of Oklahoma City; one grandson and wife Kyle and Kari Hey of Oklahoma City; a granddaughter, Shelli Hey of Poteau; and a stepson, Sjon White.

He served his country during the Korean War when the 45th Division Co. I, 180th Infantry National Guard was mobilized in LeFlore County and went to Korea. He was discharged in 1951 and re-enslited later where he served a total of 13 years, with his last duties in Vietnam.

Bob's request was to be cremated and bruied at the foot of his son's grave in Wister Cemetery. His daughter is honoring his request and has planned a private family service for Thursday, Dec. 23. Her cousin, Kathy Quirk, is assisting with the service.

Cremation service was under the direction of Bill Eisenhour, Oklahoam le, all of Poteau; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and loved ones; and a host of beloved friends.

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Martha "Faye" Haslip, age 63, died Thursday, December 2, 2004.

She was born April 18, 1941 at Rosedale OK to Robert Lee and Rosie Bell(Fout) Lovell and grew up in Rosedale.

She had lived in Mustang for the last 18 years and had been a beauty operator, both owning her own shop and recently working for Elite Touch in OKC. She loved to play bingo. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers Sam, Odell and Charlie and one sister Betty.

Survivors include her husband Joe of the home, one son Mickey Haslip and wife Shelley of Bokoshe, Ok, two daughters Rhonda Sheppard and husband Rob of OKC, Sandy Steadman and husband Matt of Yukon, four brothers C.P. Lovell of Poteau, Luke Lovell of Bokoshe, Willie Lovell of McCurtain, Jerry Lovell of Bokoshe, four sisters Wrenetta Kroth, Jean McFarland, Freda Puhrmann all of Bokoshe and Ann Stroud of Parkville, Mo. Also by six grandchildren Wesley, Amanda, Justin, Sean, Hunter and Jessica and one great grand son Gage.

Services will be held at 3p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004 in the Chapel of The Good Shepherd at McNeil's Mustang Funeral Service with interment at 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 6, 2004 in Old Bokoshe Cemetery, Bokoshe, OK.

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Edward James Wiles, two months of Poteau, Okla., passed away Nov. 30, 2004, at Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center, Poteau. He was born Oct. 7, 2004, in Poteau.

He is survived by her parents, Eddie Wiles and Lisa Taylor, both of Panama, Okla.; paternal grandparents, Tina and Edward Wiles of Panama; maternal grandparents, Roger Taylor of California; paternal great-grandfather, Dub Wiles of Panama; maternal great-grandmother, Melissa Taylor of California.

Graveside services will be held Sunday, Dec. 5 at noon in the Wiles Family Cemetery near Panama with Rev. Jimmy D. Cook officiating and under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.

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James Henry Scarberry, 64, of Panama, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004. He was born Sept. 29, 1940, at Panama. He was a crane operator, a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of the Gypsy Motorcycle Club.

He was preceded in death by a son, Stephen Bryant Scarberry; a sister, Cordelia Brown; and his parents, H.E. and Minnie Mae (Gollihare) Scarberry.

Survivors include his wife, Mary E. Scarberry of Corpus Christi, Texas; a son, James Alan Scarberry of Corpus Christi, Texas; a grandson, Bryan Alan Scarberry of San Antonio, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 22 at Evans Chapel of Memories at Poteau with the Rev. Jimmy D. Cook officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery at Panama under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home of Poteau.

Jean L. Pettigrew, 80, of Wister, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004, in Poteau. She was born June 20, 1924, at Stilwell to Tom and Sallie Ellen (Walkingstick) Beason. She married James (Jim) Pettigrew on Feb. 8, 1940, in Stilwell. She was a homemaker and an antique trader.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a daughter, Ruth Pettigrew.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Ellen Miller of Poteau; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; other nieces, nephews, loved ones and friends.

Cremation services are under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home of Poteau.

There are no services planned at this time.

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Landon Charles "Lil' Charlie" Thornhill, infant son of Wesley and Terra Vadnais Thornhill, was born Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004, at Talihina. He passed away Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004, at Tulsa.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Earl Thornhill; great-grandfather, Charles Stewart and great-grandmother, Audie Robbins.

Survivors include his parents; maternal grandparents, Jerry and Helen Vadnais; paternal grandparents, Kevin and Karen Massey; great-grandparents, Ed and Ruth Garrett, David and Shelly Trowbridge, and Paul and Janet Massey, all of Talihina; Lonita Stewart and John and Glenda Thornhill, all of Norman; numerous aunts, great-aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20 at the Victory Baptist Church with the Rev. Cecil Holcomb officiating. Burial will follow in New Talihina Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.

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Bill M. Jones, 68, of Alma, passed away Monday, Nov. 15, 2004, at Oklahoma City. He was a retired plant manager for Arbruster Stageway in Fort Smith, Ark. He was the owner and operator of B.J.'s Body Shop in Alma, a retired Baptist minister and he was also a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.

He was preceded in death by his son, Randy Jones; his parents, Chuck and Ila Jones; and a sister, Carolyn Geheb.

Survivors include his wife, Janice Gail Jones of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Mike McLane of Alma; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Terry and Grace Jones of Mountainburg, Tim Jones of Greenwood, Eric Jones of Alma; three sisters, Barbara Sue Dyer of Roland, Jacklyn Berkley of Barling, Charlotte Jay of Fort Smith; three brothers, Johnny Lee Jones of Warren, Gary Don Jones of Little Rock, Terry Ray Jones of Barling; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Thursday, Nov. 18 at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home Chapel in Van Buren with burial at Evergreen Cemetery in Alma, under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

Pallbearers will be his nephews, Billy Ray Dyer, Kendall Dyer, Brian Jones, Church Jones, Ryan Jay and Mark Folsom.

Honorary pallbearers will be Sonny Jeffcoat, Ben Geheb, Jim Ray, Ed Berkley, Larry Ruth and Mike McLane.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bill Jones Liver Transplant Fund at Bancorp South, Account No. 7400355967.

To place an online tribute please visit www.edwardsfuneralhome.com.

 

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George E. Goodwin. 93, of Bella Vista, Ark., formerly of Cameron, passed away Monday, Nov. 15, 2004. He was born April 23, 1921, at Cameron. He was a farmer.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bonnie Lee Goodwin; and a sister, Alice Ball.

Survivors include his wife Leta Goodwin of the home; two sons, Ellis Goodwin of Fayetteville, Ark., and Michael Goodwin of Sallisaw; a stepdaughter, Leta Cooper of Poteau; a brother, Thee Goodwin of Cameron; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and loved ones; and a host of beloved friends.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18 in Fairhill (Knothole) Cemetery at Cameron, with Paul Stankewitz officiating, under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home of Poteau.

Juanita Wise, 80, of Talihina, passed away Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004, at Fort Smith, Ark. She was born Dec. 31, 1923, at Talihina to Richard and Adaline King Rush.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Freeman Wise; and her brothers and sisters.

Survivors include a son, Cortez Fields of Talihina; two grandsons, Cortez Fields Jr. and Cody Wayne Fields of Poteau; numerous nieces and nephews.

No services will be held.

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Archie Perkins
POTEAU — Archie Perkins, 85, of Poteau died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004, in Poteau. He was born Oct. 5, 1919, in Miami, Ariz. He was a retired minister, a veteran of the Army and the widower of Faye Perkins.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Springhill Cemetery in Monroe under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home of Poteau.
He is survived by two daughters, Aileen Kranz and Evelyn Perkins, both of Tucson, Ariz.; a son, Russell Perkins of Las Vegas; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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Roy Lee "Buck" Medders, 87, passed away Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004, in McAlester. He was born on Nov. 1, 1917 in Falfa, Okla. to John Wesley and Gertrude Piatt Medders. He served in World War II, was a member of the Falfa Baptist Church and he was a concrete contractor.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Cynthia Sue Rogers and Yvonna Marie Medders; three brothers, Bob, Bill and Jim Medders; four sisters, Mae Sisk, Millie Bell, Maudie Hoffman and Dolly Sisk.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Johnny and Louise Medders of McAlester; one daughter and son-in-law, Evonna Lou and Alton Young of Mangum; one son-in-law, Vic Rogers of Talihina; mother of his children, Alta Marie Medders of Mangum; one sister, Opal Cooley of Yukon; two sisters-in-law, Lavone Medders and Vera Grace Medders, both of Talihina; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews; and many friends.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16 at the Victory Baptist Church with the Rev. Carrol Fitzgerald officiating. Burial will follow in Old Talihina Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Medders, Jon Medders, Marshall Rogers, Bucky Young, Floyd Young and Devon Abeyta.

Honorary pallbearers will be his nephews.

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William N. Hopkins, 83, of Howe, passed away Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004, in Poteau. He was born March 2, 1921 at Boswell, Okla. to Charlie and Radie Hopkins. He served in the Air Force for 21 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Aubry, Carl and Hugh Hopkins.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Joyce of the home; one son, Stanley A. Hopkins of Howe; four daughters and sons-in-law, Nyala C. Wristen of Victorville, Calif., Sandra Busonick and husband Chuck of Poteau, Cynthia L. Hopkins of Panama and Nancy C. Coffey and husband Kenneth of Poteau; two brothers, Henry Hopkins of Boswell and Tommy Hopkins of Woodward; two sisters, Joyce McMinn of Lone Grove and Sue Stroud of Houston, Texas; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; and many more beloved family and friends.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16 at Grace Manor Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Les Scroggins officiating. Burial will follow in Vaughn Cemetery at Gilmore under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home of Poteau.

Pallbearers will be Aaron Hopkins, Chuck Busonick, Danny Darnell, Chris Darnell, Lynn Darnell and Vince Fisk.

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Burness Lee Fox, 61, of Hodgen, (Stapp community), passed away Friday, Nov. 12, 2004. He was a longtime resident of the area and a member of the Old Pathway Baptist Church in Heavener.

Survivors include his wife Patricia; a son, Casey Thompson of Howe; three sisters, Carolyn Jones of Forrester community in Heavener, LaDonna Steelman and husband Pete and Connie Smith and husband Dwight, all of the Hontubby community in Heavener; two brothers, Don West of Stapp community in Hodgen and R.B. West and wife Emma of Heavener; two grandchildren, Brandon and Becca.

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 15 at Stapp-Zoe Cemetery in Hodgen, under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener.

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John Russell "Jacky" Campbell, 36, of Poteau, passed away Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004. He was born Dec. 28, 1967, at Phoenix, Ariz. He was disabled.

Survivors include his parents, John and Jeanette Campbell of Mayer, Ariz.; four sisters, Darlene Bennett of Chicago, Ill., Sherry Klocko of Mayer, Ariz., Karen DeFrange of Krebs and Nickie Bray of Poteau; three brothers, Tom Locascio of LaMesa, Calif., Chris Locascio of West Bend, Wis. and John E. Campbell of Mayer, Ariz.; numerous nieces and nephews; other relatives and loved ones and many friends.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17 at the Oakland Cemetery Pavilion. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Burgess officiating under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home of Poteau.

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Dora Green
POTEAU — Dora F. Green, 60, of Poteau died Monday, Nov. 15, 2004, in a local hospital. She was born Feb. 7, 1944 in Lebanon, Mo. She was a homemaker.
The body was cremated under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort Smith.
She is survived by her husband, Gary; two daughters, Donnita Thornburg of Norman, Okla., and Jeanette Sheff of South Central, Okla.; a son, Bill Cossey of Boston; three sisters; and several grandchildren.

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James Marks Sr.
ARKOMA — James W. Marks Sr., 76, of Arkoma died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004, in Fort Smith. He was born Sept. 17, 1928, in Spenser, W.Va. He was retired from engineering and maintenance at Sparks Regional Medical Center, an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was nondenominational.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Roland City Cemetery under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Roland, with honor guard provided by VFW Post No. 8384 of Muldrow.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; three daughters, Bonnie Bowers, Marilyn Buelow and Minnie Gordon, all of Fort Smith; three sons, James Marks Jr. of Fort Smith, Ronnie and Donnie Nunn, both of Arkoma; a sister in West Virginia; two brothers in West Virginia; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The body may be viewed from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the funeral home, where the family will visit

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Mary E. Pulis, 89, of Poteau, passed away Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004. She was born June 15, 1915 at Red Star, Ark. She was a seamstress.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold H. Pulis Sr. on June 18, 2000.

Survivors include four sons, Bobby Pulis of Alma, Ark., Bill Pulis of Fayetteville, Ga., Roy Pulis of Athens, Texas and Harold Pulis of Springhill, Kan.; one brother, Dean Neff of Harrison, Ark.; four sisters, Ada Stanphill of Alpena, Ark., Ida Maggard of Witter, Ark., Josephine Bolin of Fallsville, Ark. and Ethel Williams of Huntsville, Ark.; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and loved ones; and a host of beloved friends.

Graveside services will be held t 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6 in the Free Will Cemetery at Red Star, Ark. with the Rev. Jimmy D. Cook officiating, under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home of Poteau

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Pat A. Shaw, 58, of Spiro, passed away Saturday, Oct. 2 , 2004. He was born June 6, 1946 at Vallejo, Calif. to Clifford and Ruby Marie (Auten) Shaw. He was a maintenance supervisor.

He was preceded in death by his parents; the mother of his twin sons, Virginia Best Shaw; a stepson, Steven Rodgers; father-in-law, Garland Gibbs; and a brother, Gus Shaw.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda of the home; two daughters, Patricia Shaw of Modesto, Calif. and stepdaughter, Robin Rodgers of Spiro; three sons, Philip Shaw and wife Jaime, Clifford Shaw of and Clinton Shaw, all of Modesto, Calif.; two brothers, Bobby Shaw and wife Janet of Holyoke, Mass. and Daniel Shaw of Ceres, Calif.; his mother-in-law, Earlene Rust of Modesto; his stepmother-in-law, Mildred Gibbs of Spiro; four grandchildren.

The family will visit with family and friends Monday, Oct. 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5 at the Spiro First Baptist Church with the Revs. Jerry Killion and Linn Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Lake Wood Memorial Cemetery in California under the direction of Mallory Martin Funeral Home of Spiro.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Parent, Brandon Parent, Mark Cox, Eric Stoll and Jackie James.

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Billy J. Scarbrough, 80, of Howe, passed away Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004, in Poteau. He was born June 21, 1924 at Howe. He was a longtime resident of the area and was a pipe fitter - retired. He served in the U.S. Army, was a member of the Heavener Masonic Lodge and the Methodist Church.

Survivors include two sons, John Scarbrough of Howe and Jimmy Scarbrough and wife Fran of Batesville, Ark.; one daughter, Brenda Blake and husband Ronny of Howe; one brother, Dean Scarbrough of Howe; one sister, Helen Adams of Howe; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5 at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel at Heavener. Burial will follow in Howe Cemetery under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener.

==Mabel Newby, 90, of Fanshawe, passed away Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, in Poteau. She was born Sept. 24, 1914 at Magazine, Ark. She was a homemaker and a member of the Worldwide Church of God.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey; one son, Bill; one grandson, Ted; and two brothers, Jason and Troy Holderfield.

Survivors include three sons, Don Newby of Spiro, Johnny Newby of Van Buren, Ark. and Robert Newby of LeQuire; four sisters, Marie Wann and Wandy Newby, both of Fort Smith, Ark., Elenise Glenn of Smithville and Claudean Goss of Monroe; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5 in LeFlore Cemetery with the Rev. Les Scroggins officiating, under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home of Poteau.

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Bailey E. "Pat" Branscum, 68, of Fanshawe, passed away Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, at Fort Smith, Ark. He was born Nov. 17, 1935 at Fanshawe. He was a rancher, and a member of the Fanshawe Free Will Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife Carolyn; his father, Charley; and his brother, George Branscum.

Survivors include three sons, Stuart Branscum, Bruce Branscum and Robert Branscum, all of Fanshawe; one daughter, Tara Akins of Wister; his mother, Pearl Branscum of Fanshawe; his brother, Nolen Branscum of Arkoma; one sister, Wanda Claiborn of Wister; 12 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and loved ones; and a host of beloved friends.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5 at Evans Chapel of Memories in Poteau with the Rev. Warner B. Hall officiating. Burial will follow in Hicks Chapel Cemetery at Fanshawe under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home of Poteau.

Pallbearers will be Stanley McAlester, Bill Bullard, Steve Walden, Bud Morgan, Randy Conley and Heath Branscum.

Honorary pallbearers will be Harvey Wiley, George Harris, M.C. Gibson and Daniel Ingle.

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Mary Mahaley Mabry Lacey, 82, of Yukon, passed away Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004. She was born Oct. 11, 1921 at Fanshawe. She was a healthcare nurse. and a member of the Assembly of God Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Emery and Florence Mabry; her husband, James Lacey; and three brothers, Alvin, Floyd and Eugene Mabry.

Survivors include two daughters, Marilyn Ramsey and Margaret McGuire; three granddaughters, two brothers, Joe Mabry and James Mabry; one sister, Katherine Porter; and eight grandchildren; numerous nieces nephews and loved ones; and a host of friends.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6 at the Assembly of God in Red oak with the Rev. James Mabry officiating. Burial will follow in Fanshawe under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home of Poteau.

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Robert Eligah Mackey, 88, of Spiro, passed away Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004. He was born July 18, 1916 at Sallisaw to Albert and Cora (Wells) Mackey. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Edna; and one daughter, Margaret Sparks.

Survivors include two daughters, Loretta "Tammy" Munson and husband Allen of Sallisaw and Bernice Avery and husband Vendall of Spiro; two sisters, Ruby Jane Peterman of Panama and Irene Patillo of Maryland; two brothers, Lee Mackey and Lewis Mackey, both of Spiro; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

The family will visit with friends on Tuesday, Oct. 5 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7 at the Moffett Full Gospel Church with the Revs. Gary Hall and Buddy Strickler officiating. Burial will follow in Old Cache Cemetery under the direction of Mallory Martin Funeral Home of Spiro.

Pallbearers will be Keith Avery, Christopher Avery, Ronnie Sparks, Robert Sparks, Scott Sharp, Doug Pearson, Ronnie Mackey and E.J. Keith.

Honorary pallbearer will be Justin Sharp.

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Aarron L. Walker, 3, of Keota, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004, in Fort Smith, Ark. She was born Oct. 8, 2001 in Poteau.

Survivors include her parents, Chad and Jessika Walker of the home; one sister, Bironkie Walker of the home; maternal grandmother, Cynthia Christenberry of Spiro; paternal grandmother, Shirley Hudson of Alma, Ark.; maternal great-grandparents, Jesse and Ernestine Christenberry of Cowlington; numerous other relatives and loved ones; and a host of beloved friends.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 1 in Keota Cemetery, under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home of Poteau.

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Linda Gay Gregory, 49, of Panama, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004. She was born Oct. 12, 1954 at Tipton. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Douglas Gregory of the home; two children, Douglas Gregory Jr. and Nikki Gregory, both of the Panama; two sisters, Dianne Cook of Spiro and Brenda Reynolds of Sapulpa; three grandchildren; numerous other relatives and loved ones; and a host of beloved friends.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1 at the First Assembly of God Church at Panama with the Rev. Edward Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow in Milton Cemetery under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home of Poteau.

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H.D. "Sonny" Brown, 80, of Cameron, passed away Monday, Sept. 27, 2004 at Poteau. He was born Dec. 12, 1923 at Cameron. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army, a member of the Assembly of God Church in Cameron and he was a butcher/farmer.

Survivors include his wife, Viola Brown of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Dolores Brown and Gary and Linda Brown, all of Poteau; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Alice Inez Knight and Bonnie Payne, both of Poteau; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and loved ones; and a host of beloved friends.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29 at Evans Chapel of Memories in Poteau with the Rev. David Hardin officiating. Burial will follow in Fairhill (Knothole) Cemetery at Cameron under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home of Poteau.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Hensley, Jimmy Shirley, L.M. King, Gary Cannon, David Faulkenberry and Robert Caughron

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Aletta Zora Rowzee, 92, of Wister, passed away Monday, Sept. 27, 2004 in Heavener. She was born Dec. 20, 1911 at Morrison, Iowa. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dolph and Pearl Mae (Shafstal) McKinney; three brothers; and one sister.

Survivors include one son, James D. Rowzee of Wister; three grandchildren, Cory Hopcraft of Jenks, Paula Sebo of Tulsa and J.K. Rowzee of Corpus Christi, Texas; eight grandchildren; numerous other relatives and loved ones; and a host of beloved friends.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 30 at the First United Methodist Church at Wister with the Rev. Don Whitman officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery at Tucson, Ariz. under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home of Poteau.

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Cornelius Ray Dickey, 84, of Fredericktown, Mo. passed away Friday, Sept. 24, 2004, at the Select Specialty's Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. He was born Sept. 21, 1920 in Freesoil, Mich., a son of Frank and Jennie (Hooghouse) Dickey. On Feb. 14, 1976 in Charlotte, Mich. he married Ella Mae Ambrook Dickey, who survives in Fredericktown.

Others who survive him include two daughters, Tena Rae and Phillip Rolfe of Charlotte, Mich. and Karen Linden of Fort Smith, Ark.; one stepdaughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Ed Green of Fredericktown; and three grandchildren.

Mr. Dickey retired from Aluminum Extrusion Bearing in Charlotte, Mich. where he worked in the shipping department for over 20 years.

The family request Mr. Dickey's body to be cremated per his wishes under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home of Fredericktown.

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Arnold Upton, 50, of Panama, passed away Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, in Tulsa. He was born Aug. 29, 1954, at Sallisaw. He was in highway construction.

Mr. Upton was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur "Red" and Mildred (Morgan) Upton; and his nephew, Terry Skelton.

Survivors include his wife Edwina Upton of the home; three sons, Rusty Upton of Tulsa, Manuel Upton and Daniel Upton, both of Arkoma; two daughters, Paula Upton of Tulsa and Michelle Upton of the home; one son, Bladen Upton of Tulsa; three sisters, Hazel and Bill Ochinero of Panama, Kathryn Skelton of Spiro, Linda and Glen Ekoteras of Buffalo, N.Y.; two brothers, Danny and Marilyn Upton of Spiro and Junior Upton of Panama; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and loved ones; and a host of friends.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29 at Evans Chapel of Memories in Poteau with the Revs. John Holderfield and Wayne Wedge officiating. Burial will follow in Shady Point Cemetery under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home of Poteau.

Pallbearers will be Chad Upton, Trey Upton, Terry Rogers, Dustin Armstrong, Gary Skelton and Ashley Killion.

Honorary pallbearers will be Cody Skelton, Jimmy Wedge, Wayne Wedge Jr., Michael Roeder and Brian Roeder.

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Lola Jean Earls, 88, of Heavener, passed away Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, in Poteau. She was born Sept. 8, 1916 at Heavener. She was a member of Hodgen First Baptist Church and the Hontubby Quilters and was a homemaker.

Survivors include two sons, Olen "Poss" Earls of Heavener and Owen Earls of Pocola; two daughters, Thelma Andrews of Heavener and Iona Thompson of Fort Smith, Ark.; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

Services were held Monday, Sept. 28 at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel at Heavener. Burial will follow in Mt. View Cemetery at Howe under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener.


 


 

 

 

 

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