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SEQUOYAH COUNTY TIMES

 
 DECEMBER 2009

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Funeral services for Martha ATKINS, 77, were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, at the St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church in Houston. Burial was in Klein Memorial Park, under the direction of Klein Champions of Houston. Mrs. ATKINS was born Sept. 26, 1932, in Fort Smith, Ark., to Warren and Ethel RAINWATER. She died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009. Mrs. ATKINS graduated from Sallisaw High School and Northeastern State University. At age 21, she began her teaching career in the Oklahoma City Schools. Survivors include her husband, Bucky;  three cousins; and numerous second cousins and many long time friends.

Funeral services for Donnie Dale BUTCHER, 69, of Muldrow, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the First Assembly of God Church in Muldrow with the Rev. Anthony Williams and Kyle Butcher officiating. Burial will be in Blackjack Cemetery, in Muldrow, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Muldrow. Mr. BUTCHER was born Feb. 18, 1940, in Redland, to Junior BUTCHER and Audrey BUTCHER. He died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, in Fort Smith, Ark. He married Peggy Jean LEE, Aug. 28, 1959, in Muldrow. Survivors include his wife, Peggy BUTCHER of the home; one son, Brett; two daughters and one son-in-law, Shannon and Anne and Kenny; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Elton; three sisters, Shirley, Gwen and Sandy; and aunt, Faye. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Graveside services for Johnny Eugene FARGO Sr., 62, of Gans, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Brent Cemetery, south of Sallisaw, with the Rev. Norman Ledford officiating, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. FARGO was born Dec. 4, 1946, in Brent, to Jess B. FARGO and Hazel Lorene (HARMON) FARGO . He died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009, in Gans. Survivors include one son, Johnny Jr; one granddaughter; two sisters, Wanda and Janice; two brothers, Charles Jack and Jessie; one niece; and several other nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, J.B. FARGO.

Graveside services for Retha May FENN, 71, of Gans, were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Gans Cemetery with the Revs. David Harris and Phillip Winn officiating, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. FENN was born March 20, 1938, in Chandler, Ariz., to John Henry FIELDS and Willie Mae (SHROPSHIRE) FIELDS. She died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009, in Fort Smith, Ark. She married Preston Lee FENN, Aug. 25, 1972, in San Jose, Calif. Survivors include her husband, Preston of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Regina; five grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy and Helen; one brother, J.C; two best friends, Nancy and Ashley; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Beth HARDEN, 50, of Sallisaw, were held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Way of the Cross Freewill Baptist Church in Sallisaw with the Rev. Jerry Copeland officiating. Burial was in the Sallisaw City Cemetery, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. HARDEN was born Feb. 1, 1959, in Dallas, Texas, to Jacob Milton BROWN and Alma BRUCE MARTIN BROWN. She died Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, in Sallisaw. Mrs. HARDEN was a sales clerk in retail and a homemaker. She was a Texas Longhorn fan, Dallas Cowboys fan, Black Diamond fan and football and sports in general she enjoyed. She enjoyed a good time with family and people, taking pictures, laughter, cookouts and bonfires. She enjoyed sunsets and was of the Baptist faith. She married Ike HARDEN, June 9, 1979, in Carrollton, Texas. Survivors include her husband, Ike of Sallisaw; three sons, Robert HARDEN and his wife, Stacy, of Dallas, Brandon HARDEN and his companion, Tina and James HARDEN and his companion, Stefanie, all of Sallisaw; three grandchildren, LaKota HARDEN, Kyle HARDEN and James HARDEN II; mother, Alma BROWN; two sisters, Anita RODRIGUEZ of Garland, Texas and Alice BROWN of Rockwell, Texas; three brothers, Bruce BROWN of Austin, Texas, Kenny BROWN of Dallas and David BROWN of California; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her father and one brother, Fred BROWN. To send an electronic condolence to the family, visit www.agentfuneralhome.com.

Graveside services for Corma L. HAYS, 62, of Sallisaw, were held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Gans Cemetery with Bro. Dennis McClure officiating, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. She was born Sept. 16, 1947, in Gans, to David Jethro WRIGHT and Wynona (ROGERS) WRIGHT. She died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009, in Fort Smith, Ark. She was a former home health aide and homemaker. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, James and Deborah HAYS of Gans; father, Dave WRIGHT of Sallisaw; one brother and sister-in-law, David Lee and Vicki WRIGHT of Sallisaw; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends. To send an electronic condolence to the family, visit www.agentfuneralhome.com.

Graveside services for Samuel Fredrick MAINS II, 78, of Vian, are being held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Enid Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Sampson officiating, under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home and Crematory of Sallisaw. Mr. MAINS was born Aug. 10, 1931, in Altus, to Samuel Fredrick and Marian (McMULLEN) MAINS Sr. He died Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009, in Vian. Mr. MAINS enjoyed fishing and golfing. He was a member of the American Legion of Frederick. He served in the U.S. Army in the Korena War. He drove a school bus for Vian, Sallisaw and Dwight Mission for eight years. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Sallisaw. Survivors include his wife, Julia Mae of the home; two sons, Michael MAINS and his wife, Carla, of Tulsa and Sammy MAINS and his wife, Pam, of Dallas; one step-son, James JOHNSON of Sacramento, Calif.; one sister, Nancy Askew of Trenton, Ky.; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a special care giver, Anita GLASS. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Danny MAINS and one brother, Danny MAINS. Pallbearer is Russell Knoke.

Funeral services for Terry MATHIS, 62, of Vian, are being held at 4 p.m. Friday at the Vian School Auditorium, under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. MATHIS was born Oct. 13, 1947, in Miami, to Earl MATHIS and Lula COWELLS. He died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009, in Fort Smith, Ark. Mr. MATHIS worked in law enforcement. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was an Army veteran and served in the Vietnam War. He attended Round Mountain Church. Survivors include his wife, Lora Diane of the home; two daughters, Terri MATHIS SMARR and her husband, Michael, of Russellville, Ark. and Misty MATHIS of Dardenelle, Ark.; one son, Robert MATHIS and his wife, Katherine, of Grove; one brother, Elwood ALLEN of Vian; and six grandchildren, Ryan MATHIS, Tyler MATHIS, Brianna GAMBLE, Branda GAMBLE, Hunter GAMBLE and Aiden SMARR. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

Graveside services for Harvey Lee MORGAN, 77, of Muldrow, were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Upper Camp Creek Cemetery, north of Muldrow, with the Rev. Anthony Williams, Brant Followell and Darin Morgan officiating, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Muldrow. Mr. MORGAN was born June 20, 1932, in Muldrow, to Walter Whit MORGAN and Elsie (STOCKTON) MORGAN. He died Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009, in Fort Smith, Ark. Mr. MORGAN was a furniture upolster and self employed. He was a 17 year veteran of the U.S. Marines and awarded the Combat V medal for valor for major battles in Korea and also a range instructor. He attended the Freewill Baptist church. Survivors include four sisters, Joyce HALL of Fort Smith and Cathy FOLLOWELL, Regina DAVISand Linda SMALL all of Muldrow; four brothers, Carl MORGAN of Keiser, Ark. and Edmond, Glenn and Joe MORGAN all

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