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SEQUOYAH COUNTY TIMES
Friday, June 1, 2012
Graveside services for Larry Eugene DYER, 60, of Roland are being held at 2 p.m. Friday at Cottonwood Cemetery in Muldrow with the Rev. Thomas Bland officiating under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. DYER was born on Jan. 17, 1952, in Fort Smith, Ark., to Eugene DYER and Fannie Mae (GiIPSON) JEREMIAH. He died on Saturday, May 26, 2012, in Oklahoma City. He was a retired mechanic for Aamco. He married Meredith Lynn JANCZAR on Nov. 14, 1970, in Muldrow. Survivors include his wife, Meredith DYER of the home; one daughter, Kasha SMITH of Alma, Ark.; one son, Travis DYER of Muldrow; his mother, of Roland; stepbrother, Leroy JEREMIAH of Fort Smith; seven grandchildren; and several other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his son, Bryan DYER; his father; his stepfather, Harold JEREMIAH; one sister, Brenda Jean DYER; his grandparents; and a nephew. Pallbearers are Jade Dyer, Tyler Dyer, Trey Dyer, Scotty Moon and Jeremy Scarlett.
After years of living with excruciating pain, 62-year-old Larry Don FINK of the Vian area passed away painlessly and in peace on Monday, May 28, 2012, at Muskogee Regional Medical Center. The Memorial Day passing of the beloved son, father, brother and uncle was a blessing for him, freeing his undying spirit from a body that had been racked in unimaginable agony since a horrific collision with a semi tractor-trailer truck five years ago on Interstate 40, one mile east of Roland. Larrys life hung in the balance for weeks following the crash. His injuries were so severe and so pervasive that few expected him to live. But Larry wasnt ready to go. The heart that lived inside his gargantuan body refused to surrender and with the aid of a pace maker continued to beat strongly until his breath finally gave out, succumbing to years of a laborious struggle to over-come the debilitating injuries that affected almost every part of his bodybut didnt touch his soul nor his compassion for the many that he loved. Though his own struggles were mighty he continued to make every effort to care for his mother, Arbie Jewell FINK, which had been his lifes mission since the passing of his 78-year-old father, Eugene Fink, on Feb. 13, 2001. Both Larry and Mrs. Fink resided in a series of nursing homes, refusing to be separated until Larrys Health began to rapidly decline and he was taken to the Muskogee hospital, where he passed with family members at his side. Larry was born on Oct. 10, 1949, at Sequoyah Memorial Hospital, among the first to be born at the new facility after it opened on Aug. 24 of that year. The hospital was built through the efforts of the Board of County Commissioners. Among the three commissioners on the board who worked tirelessly to build the hospital was Larrys grandfather, Marlin Guy Punch FINK, District 2 commissioner from 1946 to 1956. Until 1953, Larry lived with his family in the Blackgum community where his father helped build the dam that created Lake Tenkiller. Then the family moved to Richmond, Calif., and then to Rodeo, Calif., where his father worked at the Union Oil Refinery. In 1963, after Larry graduated from the eighth grade in Port Costa, Calif., near Rodeo, the Fink family returned to Blackgum. Larry graduated from Vian High School in 1967, and soon after married the former Sherry MYERS. Larry attended Connors State College in Warner, Baptist University in Shawnee and Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, quitting college a few credits short of graduation. In 1972, he became an apprentice ironworker, advancing to journeyman in 1975. Although he eventually ended his iron working career he continued his membership in the union and in November of this year he would have been with the organization 40 years. For several years Larry owned a private security company in Tulsa and then became a long-haul driver for CFI (now Con-Way Trucking), working out of Joplin, Mo. He often took family members with him on his countless journeys around the country. In 1995, Larry joined the U.S. Postal Service, eventually driving trucks for the post office in Tulsa while living in Blackgum, where he helped take care of his elderly parents. Declining health forced him to retire from the Postal Service in 2007, shortly before his ill-fated accident. Nothing meant more to Larry than his family, especially his parents, son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren. Larry was born with a mischievous sense of humor that endeared him to family and friends alike. In addition to his wit he will be remembered for an artistic nature, his ability to draw and design. He also will be remembered for his intelligencewhen he applied for the post office he bought a book on memory and taught himself how to remember hundreds of names by reading them once. He took that ability to the post office and memorized most of the postal routes in the city and thus became invaluable as a substitute delivery person. When Larry wasnt working he was helping his parents during their retirement years, becoming an indispensable part of their lives, or he was doting on his grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. As Larry requested, his body was cremated by Agent Funeral Home and the ashes will be placed beside his father at Box Cemetery in Blackgum. A graveside memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 1, with a reception to follow. Larry is survived by his mother, Arbie, 88, of Warner; one son, Antony, 44, and daughter-in-law, Natalie and their children, Makenna, Owen and Kyler, all of Cody, Wy.; also, one sister, Barbara, 69, of Roland and her daughters, Kim of Roland, Kelly HENSHAW and her husband, Jud of Sallisaw; and Karleen COX and her husband, Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Andrew, of Camp Lejeume, N.C. Also, one brother, Jerry, 67, of Las Vegas, Nev., and his daughter, Jerri Lee FINK and her husband, Andrew LOPEZ of Las Vegas; and son Jason and wife, Liberty of Seattle, Wash., and son Paul, of Talladega, Ala. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Honorary pallbearers include Andrew Cox, Aubrey and Jud Henshaw, James Henry, Ryan Ellis and Dillon Doengi, and Paul and Jason Fink.
Emel Christa HAYES, 75, of Gore died on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at her home. She was born on Jan. 23, 1936, in Wilburton to Emeris and Jewel (JOHNSON) HAWKINS. No formal service is planned at this time, but friends and family are welcome at the home anytime. She had been a resident of Gore for about 50 years. She married Arthur HAYES on Nov. 23, 1953, in Waurika. Survivors include her husband, Arthur HAYES of the home; four sons, Arthur and Jo HAYES, Daryl and Donna HAYES, Steve and Ann HAYES and Melvin HAYES, all of Gore; three daughters, Sharon and Louis SANDERS of Atlanta, Kan., Charlotte and Ron CASINGER of Gore and Sandy and John LAYMON of Braggs; two brothers, Lonnie GREGG of Florida and Leonard GREGG of Kansas; two sisters, Helen CARTER and Opal FINNEY, both of Warner; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Tammy SWIMMER
Funeral services for Billy Hugh HUTSON, 90, are being held at 2 p.m. Friday at Tucker Church of Christ Church with Taylor Joyce officiating. Burial is at Cowlington Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Spiro. Mr. HUTSON was born on Feb. 8, 1922, in Tucker to Ed HUTSON and Nora May DAVIS. He died on Tuesday, May 29. He was a farmer and a member of Tucker Church of Christ. Survivors include two daughters, Judy DUNN of Spiro and Paula ROGERS and husband, Gary of Short Mountain; one son, Eddy HUTSON and wife, Evelyn of Alma, Ark.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ruby (SNAWDER) HUTSON; and a grandchild. Pallbearers are Jack Maxwell, Larry Maxwell, Cordell Hull, Jim Gist, Larry Gragg and Bud Alexander.
Funeral services for Laverne LOVELACE, 72, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mallory-Martin Chapel in Spiro under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Spiro. Mrs. LOVELACE was born on March 9, 1940, in Spiro to Alvin McKESSON and Henryetta CARETHERS. She died on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. She was a homemaker and a Jehovahs Witness. Survivors include four daughters, Faith LOVELACE and Grace LOVELACE, both of Arlington, Texas, and Hope Yvonne EUBANKS-ANDREWS and Frederick and April LOVELACE-THOMAS and Joseph, all of Mansfield, Texas; three sons, Anthony McKESSON and Jana Lee of Logan, Utah, Douglas LOVELACE and Kellie of Frisco, Texas and Aljon LOVELACE and Richal of Fort Worth, Texas; one sister, Lois TRIPLETT of Wichita, Kan.; and two brothers, John McKESSON of Madera, Calif. and Alvin McKESSON of Wichita. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Booker Albert LOVELACE.
Juan MARTINEZ, 57, of Muldrow, died on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. He was born in Cuba, but came to this area sometime in the 1980s and founded Muldrow as his new home. He is survived by no blood relatives, though many considered him family. Juan was a gardener and landscaper by trade and loved to ride his bike. A memorial fund at Armstrong Bank in Muldrow has been opened by Sherri Matlock and Jaque Ward to be used for a full obituary and a graveside services to be held in mid-June. There will be a full obituary one week prior to the funeral. No donation is too small, Juan had a big heart.
Funeral services for Robert WIDENER, 84, formerly of Sallisaw, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Mallory-Martin Chapel in Sallisaw with the Rev. Drake Shreffler officiating. Burial will be at Akins Cemetery under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. WIDENER was born on May 13, 1928. He died on Thursday, May 31, 2012, in West Siloam Springs. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alta Bernice WIDENER; and his parents. Pallbearers will be Bud Bohall, Joe Minardi, Roger West, Jack Jamison, Curt Bias and John Speir
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
William Barney HEDGE IV passed away on Friday May 18, 2012, in Jacksonville, Fla. He was born on Jan. 27, 1940, at Morningside Hospital (now Hillcrest Medical Center) in Tulsa. Bill or Barney, as he was known to his family, was the only child of Bill and Helen HEDGE, founders of Blue Ribbon Downs in Sallisaw. Both his parents preceded him in death. Before settling in Sallisaw, his family lived in numerous small towns throughout Oklahoma. While living north of Ochelata, a neighbor boy gave Bill some old model airplanes. That incident sparked Bills lifelong interest in flying. Bill then graduated form Dewey High School, attended Oklahoma State University, and went to work for Phillips Petroleum in the research and development department. Through the years, Bill worked very hard to obtain his commercial, multi-engine, seaplane, instrument, instrument instructor, multi-engine instructor, and ATP rating. He spent several years as a pilot for privately-owned planes. After retirement, Bill indulged his passion by flying remote-controlled airplanes and helicopters, and was a fixture at the Radio Control Club field in Jacksonville. He is survived by an aunt, Mary Joe GANDEE; cousins, Celia GANDEE, JoAnne McINTOSH, Judy PARKER and Jerry STUMBO, all of Tulsa, and cousins, Steve COPELAND of Broken Arrow, Tom GANDEE of Jacksonville, Jackie HEDGE of Claremore, Martha LARRY of Catoosa and Susan LEWIS of Thornton. Colo. Bills remains will be cremated, and no public service is planned at this time. The family would like to thank the many people who showed kindness to Bill over the years.
Friday, June 8, 2012
Earnest E. Ernie BARRETT, 73, of Sapulpa passed away on Monday, June 4, 2012, at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa. He was born on Aug. 8, 1938, in Sallisaw to A.J. and Ada Mae (HATTER) BARRETT. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was retired with 34 years of dedicated services from Kerr/Ball Glass Co. as production supervisor. Earnest married Doris HORTON on Nov. 28, 1985. He loved to fish at the lake house or on Grand River. He loved to raise homegrown vegetables in his beautiful garden, and golf with his numerous friends. He also loved his special times with all his grandchildren. There will never be another like him, the mold has been shattered. He is preceded in death by his parents, A.J. and Ada Mae BARRETT; and sister, Margaret COCHRAN. He is survived by his wife, Doris (HORTON) BARRETT of the home; sons, Kenneth BARRETT, Richard BARRETT and wife, Kim, Stephen BARRETT and wife, Ronda and Greg HOMAN; daughter, Amanda VAUGHN and husband, Joe; grandchildren, Toby, Channing, Mitchell, Taylor, Peyton, Madison, Bailey, Morgan, A.J., Addyson, Ava and Christopher; great-grandchildren, Toby Joe and Ty; brothers, Gary and wife, Norma and Ike and wife, Oleta; sister, Linda RILEY and husband, Fred; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Funeral service is being held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 8, 2012, at Smith Funeral Chapel in Sapulpa. Officiating will be the Rev. Johnny Bilby. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Sapulpa.
Memorial services for Allen David DRAKE, 48, of Fort Smith, Ark., are being held at 4 p.m. Friday at the Church of Christ in Sallisaw. Mr. DRAKE was born on March 13, 1964, in Sallisaw to Norman Stafford DRAKE and Barbara Ellen (BLASINGAME) DRAKE. He died on Friday, May 25, 2012, in Fort Smith. Cremation is under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Survivors include three daughters, Nicole ALLEN and Jessica BLOUNT, both of Sallisaw and Samantha DRAKE of Fort Smith; three sons, David and Jaden DRAKE, both of Sallisaw and Cody DRAKE of Fort Smith; his father and stepmother, Stafford and Lynette DRAKE of Sallisaw; four sisters, Cheryl CHRISTIAN, Kelly MILLER, DaLyn WINTON and Tana MORGAN, all of Sallisaw; two half-brothers, Steven SYEWART and Joe Raymon STEWART Jr.; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services for Ruby L. RIGGS MOORE, 75, of Fort Smith, Ark., are being held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lewis Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith. Burial is at Forest Park Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort Smith. Mrs. MOORE was born on Aug. 21, 1936, in Muldrow to Raymond and Mary Jane RIGGS. She died on Saturday, June 2, 2012, in Fort Smith. She was a homemaker and of the Freewill Baptist faith. Survivors include five daughters Loretta EVERT and husband, Michael, Lucinda MOORE, Terry GILBREATH and husband, Steven and Kristy MOORE, all of Fort Smith and Leisa WROTEN and husband, James of Greenwood, Ark.; four sisters, Linda BLEDSOE, Sandra SMITH and Vicki BOYD, all of Muldrow and Mary Ann BARNES of Gans; one brother, Gilbert RIGGS of Muldrow; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William Edwin MOORE; four brothers, Billy Ray RIGGS, Rickey RIGGS, J.W. RIGGS, and Raymond RIGGS Jr.; and one sister, Margaret CRISWELL. Pallbearers are Christopher Maesri, Billy Moore, Steven Gilbreath, Max Foot, Harley Sorrels and Brandy Campbell.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Funeral services for Edna Louise MONTGOMERY BECK, 94, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Claremore Assembly of God Church. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Rice Funeral Service of Claremore. Mrs. BECK was born on June 4, 1918, in Claremore to Boyd Ira MONTGOMERY and Lillian Louise SPARROW. She died on Friday, June 8, 2012. She married John L. BECK on March 5, 1938, in Claremore. She and her husband pastored several Assembly of God Churches across Oklahoma. He preceded her in death in January 1999. Survivors include her children, Paul David BECK and his wife, Betty of Broken Arrow and Carrie Lou SHUPERT and her husband, Bill of Sallisaw; son-in-law, Don WILBURN of Stroud; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one brother, Wilbur MONTGOMERY and his wife, Nora Dean of Monett, Mo.; one sister, Phyllis SCHULTZE and her husband, Howard of Tulsa; and several other family members and friends. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Janice; three brothers, Ira, Tom and Percy MONTGOMERY; and a sister, Juanita WILKERSON.
Gerald William G.W. COWARD was born on May 4, 1919, in Lahoma, the son of Herman COWARD and Edna (SWIGGEETT) COWARD. He married Alice May MAYFIELD COWARD on May 27, 1975, in Poteau. He was a U.S. Army Air Corp veteran, a member of Badger Lee Baptist Church and a rancher. Mr. COWARD passed this life on Friday, June 8, 2012, in Sallisaw after having attained the age of 93 years, 1 month and 4 days. Survivors are his wife, Alice of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Hurshell GOSNELL of Cushing and Jalene and Harvey SLADE of Sallisaw; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one stepdaughter, Becky CHEATWOOD of Oklahoma; five stepsons, Frank and Lisa CHEATWOOD of Arkansas, Larry and Debbie CHEATWOOD of Ada, John and Fonda CHEATWOOD and Mark and Caryl CHEATWOOD, all of Sallisaw and Jerald CHEATWOOD of Oklahoma City; and several relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Luella HOLTZ, they were married in November 1945; two daughters, Judy and Pamela COWARD; two sons, Myron and Bruce COWARD; his parents; two sisters, Marietta NELSON and Helen JANTZ; and two brothers, Arnold COWARD and Herman COWARD Jr. Funeral services were held at 9 a.m. Monday at the Mallory-Martin Chapel with the Rev. Steven Rutherford officiating. Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery in Enid with the Rev. Paul Heard officiating under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Memorial may be made to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Attn; Development, 825 NE 13th St., Oklahoma City OK 73104.
Funeral services for Lillyanna Nicole HOLT, 1, of Vian are being held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Mallory-Martin Chapel in Sallisaw with Bro. Roy Raines officiating. Burial is at Gans Cemetery under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Lillyanna was born on Dec. 9, 2010, in Stilwell to Dean S. HOLT and Stephanie Anne (SWIRES) HOLT. She died on Friday, June 8, 2012, in Sallisaw. Survivors include her parents, of Vian; one brother, Hayden HOLT of Vian; maternal grandparents, Rhonda and Steven SWIRES of Gans; paternal grandmother, Becky HODGES of Sallisaw; paternal grandfather, David HODGES of Vian; and several other family members and friends. Pallbearers are Ernest Huff, Brandon Osborn, Vance Osborn and Gerald Osborn.
Harold Warren HORN entered into rest on Monday, June 11, 2012, in Roland. He was born to Curtis and Pearl (WICKOFF) HORN on April 19, 1943, attaining the age of 69 years, 1 month, and 23 days. Harold proudly served in the U.S. Army and was retired from food management for KFC and PC Hardware. He was a member of the Muldrow Assembly of God Church. Harold is survived by one son, Ricky HORN of Muldrow; one son and daughter-in-law, James and Sheila HORN of Nicut; one daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Roger NICHOLS of Heavener; three grandsons, Brian CROSS Jr. of Poteau, Lance CROSS of Heavener and Alex CROSS of Howe; one great-grandson, Briar CROSS; one brother, Darold HORN of Muldrow; one sister, Carolyn CUPP of Muldrow; three nieces and two nephews; and several other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his former wife, Carol JAMESON; his parents; and one sister. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Fleetwood Cemetery with Pastor Tommy Treat officiating. Viewing will be 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Agent Chapel in Muldrow. Family visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Agent Funeral Home.
Funeral services for Joseph Harrison Jody JONES, 51, of Muldrow will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Eastside Baptist Church in Muldrow with the Rev. Bobby Boyakin officiating. Burial will be at Roland City Cemetery under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Muldrow. Mr. JONES was born on March 22, 1961, in Lubbock, Texas, to Harry Dean JONES and Virginia WALTERr. He died on Sunday, June 10, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. He was a dental source sales manager. He married Kenda Ruth BARTEL on Nov. 26, 1977, in Roland. Survivors include his wife, Kenda JONES of the home; one daughter, Brittany HODAK of New York, N.Y.; one son, Brandon JONES of Barling, Ark.; his mother, Virginia CAUDELL of Winn, Ark.; one sister, Vicki JONES of Horn Lake, Miss.; and one grandchild. Pallbearers will be Alan Bickerton, Ryan Goss, Dave Valentini, Jeff Hodak, Kenny Barthel and Justin Edwards.
Funeral services for Spencer M. JONES, 88, are being held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Christian Grove Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Waldrop officiating. Burial is at Macedonia Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Spiro. Mr. JONES was born on July 15, 1923, in Braden to Lish JONES and Valria (BELCHER) JONES. He died on Sunday, June 10, 2012, in Pocola. He was an ordained Assembly of God minister for over 60 years and a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps. Survivors include one son, Kenneth JONES and wife, Vila of Pocola; two sisters, Hazel HOWARD of Pocola and Axie CALMA of Cowlington; two brothers, Buck JONES of Los Angeles, Calif., and Hoyt JONES of Brushy; four grandchildren; and numerous great and great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Irene; and four brothers, Matthew JONES, Luke JONES, John JONES and Don JONES; one son, Donald Spencer JONES. Pallbearers are Donald Jones, Mack Jones, Dexter Jones, Taurean Friedman, Ralph McCullar and Spencer Jones.
Funeral services for Darrell Eugene PINKERTON, 54, of Van Buren, Ark., will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Liberty Assembly of God Church in Liberty. Burial will be at Belfonte Cemetery under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort Smith, Ark. Mr. PINKERTON was born on May 26, 1958, in Sallisaw to Herbert Lee and Pauline Helen (STEWART) PINKERTON. He died on Sunday, June 10, 2012. He worked at Riverside Company and was a member of Liberty Assembly of God Church. He enjoyed painting and playing music. Survivors include his wife, Linda (WESTBROOK) PINKERTON; one brother, Steve PINKERTON of Barling; one sister, Dianna MARTIN of Watts; and several other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Mike PINKERTON. Pallbearers will be Jim Cantrell, Mike Perry, Kenneth Howell, Robert Hunt, Kevin Chalk, Jeff Highfill, David Barnes, Rick Pendergrass and Zeke Johnson.
Funeral services for Lorene RUSHING, 80, of Sallisaw were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Mallory-Martin Chapel in Sallisaw with the Rev. Vernon Stone officiating. Burial was at Akins Cemetery under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. RUSHING was born on Sept. 12, 1931, in Antler to Jim LANGLEY and Nettie (MONROE) LANGLEY. She died on Saturday, June 9, 2012, in Sallisaw. She was a homemaker. She married Billy Joe RUSHING on June 26, 1971, in Bowie, Texas. He preceded her in death on Nov. 16, 2009. Survivors include three daughters, Jeani PETTIS of Wellston, Yoland LEE of Blanchard and Lois LIGHTFOOT of the home; two sons, Eddie LIGHTFOOT of Sallisaw; Bradley RUSHING of Harrah; two sisters, Irene AXTON of Rattan and Christene DUFFY of Duncan, Ariz.; one brother, James LANGLEY of Rattan; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Pauline COATS, Nadine LEATHERS and Jimmie SIMPSON; and one brother, Leo LANGLEY. Pallbearers were Mike Phillips, Eric Smith, Frank Lightfoot, Jimmy Lightfoot, Billy Autrey, and Bradley Rushing.
Graveside services for Lula Mae WALTERS, 85, of Sallisaw were held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Brent Cemetery under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. WALTERS was born on April 24, 1927, in Wanette to William YOUNG and Lenora AUSTIN. She died on Thursday, June 7, 2012, in Sallisaw. She was a cook at Fig Tree Restaurant in Sallisaw. She married Jesse Rowdy WALTERS on Sept. 5, 1945, in Fort Smith, Ark. He preceded her in death on March 15, 1990. Survivors include three daughters, Carol COLE and Janice PEGG, both of Sallisaw and Wanda WALTERS of Alabama; and four sons, Gene WALTERS of Muldrow, Harold Dean WALTERS of Tulsa, Dennis WALTERS of Fayetteville, Ark., and Doug WALTERS of Sallisaw. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Barbara TURPIN; and one son, Larry WALTERS.
Virginia Mae WYRICK was born on Sept. 25, 1923, in Pryor, the daughter of Walter PANTER and Jewel (LEE) PANTER. She was a 1941 graduate of Pryor High School and homemaker. She was married to Victor W. Gene WYRICK. He preceded her in death on June 6, 1994. Mrs. WYRICK enjoyed camping and visiting with people. She lived in Miami, Okla., for 47 years, where she was very active in several womens organizations. She passed this life on Thursday, June 7, 2012, in Sallisaw. Survivors are one son and daughter-in-law, Ron E. and Carol WYRICK of Sallisaw; four grandsons, Ryan E. WYRICK of Sallisaw, Rodney W. WYRICK and wife, Rachel of Beloit, Wis., Robert E. REED and wife, Nichol of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Steven REED and wife, Kim of Phoenix, Ariz.; four great-granddaughters, Tilly WYRICK, Danielle REED, Natalie REED and Heather REED; and one sister, Doris VANN of Torrence, Calif. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Linda BOSS; her parents; and three sisters, Betty CARTWRIGHT, Edna Ruth TAVIS and Louise LUNDY. Graveside memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 18, 2012, at Seneca Cemetery in Seneca, Mo. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 887, Sallisaw OK 74955 or OU Medical Research Foundation, c/o OU Foundation, 1000 Stanton L. Young Blvd. Suite 162, Oklahoma City OK 73117. Please write in Memory of Virginia Wyrick on your donations. Cremation is under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Memorial services for Jimmy John CAMPBELL will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16 at the Sequoyah County Fairgrounds building located on east Redwood Ave. Born on Jan. 30, 1968, in Oklahoma City, he is the son of Frances Elizabeth (COMSTOCK) CAMPBELL and Thomas Andrew ARNOLD. He is survived by his mother; daughter, Courtney Elizabeth; uncle, J.D. COMSTOCK; aunt, Robion SIMMONS; sister, Jodi ROBERTSON; brother, Bobby CAMPBELL; and many other relatives and friends. He is also survived by his best friend and niece, Madison Michelle HOLT.
Funeral services for Charles Antonio DICKSON will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at the Mallory-Martin Chapel with the Rev. Jean Rozel Campbell officiating. Burial will be at Roselawn Cemetery in Vian under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. DICKSON was born on April 11, 1929, in Vian to Henry William and Mayodis (IRISH) DICKSON. He died on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, in Vian. Survivors include one sister, Joyce JOHNSON of Muskogee; one brother, William H. DICKSON of Vian; and several other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Clara STONE; and three brothers, Lenard, Kelly and Paul DICKSON. Viewing will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Funeral services for Harold Dean Pat HARDIN, 76, are being held at 1 p.m. Friday. Burial is at Bonney-Watson Washington Memorial in SeaTac, Wash., under the direction of Bonney-Watson Funeral Home of SeaTac. Mr. HARDIN was born on July 6, 1935, in Redland to Homer and Anise HARDIN. He died on Friday, June 8, 2012. He was a U.S. Army veteran and past Master of Blue Lodge No. 172 at White Center Delta Lodge. He was a retired operating engineer with Local 302 of Seattle. Survivors include his wife, Wanda HARDIN of the home; one daughter, Sherry Sue HARDIN of Seattle; one son and daughter-in-law, David and Barbara HARDIN of Seattle; two brothers, Joe F. HARDIN of Sallisaw and Thelbert N. HARDIN of Roland; two grandsons; one great-granddaughter; and several other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Lola BEDWELL of Arkoma; and two brothers, John W. HARDIN and Everett E. HARDIN, both of Muldrow. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Highline Home Health Hospice, 12844 Military Road S., Tukwila, Wash., 98188.
Graveside services for Carmen Rosetta LACEY, 63, of Roland are being held at 2 p.m. Friday at Sallisaw City Cemetery with the Rev. Vernon Stone officiating under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. LACEY was born on March 22, 1949, to Mary Belle (TABER) LeVANDER. She died on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. She was a secretary and homemaker. Survivors include one son, Christopher LACEY; and two daughters, Kimberly BOWMAN and Elizabeth LeVANDER.
Donna R. PARSONS, 54, of Gore died on Monday, June 11, 2012. No formal service is planned at this time. Cremation is under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home of Muskogee. She was a hairstylist.
Harold Greg WALTERS was born on July 24, 1949, in Fort Smith, Ark., the son of Harold Gene WALTERS and Margie G. (SALLEE) WALTERS. Mr. WALTERS had a bachelors degree in criminal science, was a social worker at DHS, a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of Bethel Baptist Church. He loved to meet and visit with friends at breakfast. Mr. WALTERS passed this life on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, in Sallisaw. Survivors are a daughter, Keara WALTERS of Sallisaw; two sons and one daughter-in-law, David and Betty WALTERS and Shaun WALTERS, all of Sallisaw; three grandchildren, Kaley WALTERS, Nicholas WALTERS and Lindsay METHENY; two great-grandchildren, Jaystin FERGUSON and Tanner METHENY; his mother, of Sallisaw; sister, Doris CREWS of Broken Arrow; brother, Scott WALTERS of Sallisaw; and girlfriend, Marilyn TREADWAY of Van Buren, Ark. He was preceded in death by his father. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 18, 2012, at the Mallory-Martin Chapel in Sallisaw with the Rev. Monroe Lowrimore officiating. Burial will be held at Sallisaw City Cemetery under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home. The family will greet friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Graveside services for William Henry FIELDS, 86, of Muskogee were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Box Cemetery in Vian with the Rev. Vernon Stone officiating under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. FIELDS was born on April 13, 1926, in Vian to George Washington FIELDS and Veda (WALTERS) FIELDS. He died on Sunday, June 17, 2012, in Muskogee. He was Postmaster in Vian. He married Alma Jean CHOATE on June 6, 1957, in Durant. She preceded him in death on Feb. 7, 2010. Survivors include one sister, Christine JORGENSEN of Fort Smith, Ark.; three grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Geri Fields HENSHAW; an infant son, Bruce Miles; his parents; and several brothers and sisters.
Funeral services for Patricia Darlene FOSTER, 78, of Fort Smith, Ark., are being held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Faith Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Monroe Lowrimore officiating. Burial is at Sallisaw City Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. FOSTER, was born on Aug. 1, 1933, in Watts to Ben and Letha (HESS) THOMASON. She died on Sunday, June 17, 2012, in Fort Smith. She was a member of Harvest Time Tabernacle Church. Survivors include one daughter, Deborah ROSE and husband, Mark of Lavaca, Ark.; one son, Mike BALDRIDGE and wife, Donna of Sallisaw; one sister, Leona TURNER of Muldrow; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Kenneth BALDRIDGE; three brothers, B.W., Arvel and Jim THOMASON; four sisters, Ailene, Wilene, Lorene and Irene; and one grandson.
Edwina MANON HORN was born on April 7, 1955, in Antlers, to Edwin and Laverne (BELL) HARPER. She passed this life on Monday, June 18, 2012, in Tulsa at the age of 57. MANON was a member of Antlers First Baptist Church. She was involved in Relay for Life and enjoyed reading, antiquing, Scrabble, camping and gardening. MANON loved spending time with her family and friends. MANON was preceded in death by her grandparents, Vida and Doyle BELL; and a brother, Paul HARPER. She is survived by her children, Mylene SUTTON and husband, Mickey of Metter, Ga., and Christopher GIBSON and wife, Julie of Antlers; grandchildren, Brittany Dawn MILLER-LOPEZ, Lauren MANON GIBSON, Tiffany FUNDERBUNK, Shane SUTTON and Mickayla Sean SUTTON; her parents, of Antlers; brother, Neil Brent HARPER and wife, Barbara of Antlers; sisters, Melanie HARPER of Hawaii and Becky JOHNSON and husband, Kenny of Lewisville, Texas; as well as many other relatives and friends. Family Night will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Mills & Coffey Funeral Home in Antlers. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Antlers First Baptist Church with Christopher Gibson and Andrew Mack officiating. Music will include; Chantri HARPER with What Faith Can Do, Brittany MILLER-LOPEZ and Lauren GIBSON with Blessings, Jason LEE, an instrumental violin and Leigh PETERS, pianist. Pallbearers are Jason Lee, Chris Gilliam, Danny Miller, Daniel Miller, Jim Harris, Tony Demrey, Cameron Scales and Chuck Battles. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Verhelp, Phillip Howell, Paden Harper, Taylor Hammons and all clients of People, Inc. Interment will follow at Antlers City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to: Cancer Treatment Centers of America, c/o Patient Relations, 10109 E. 79th St., Tulsa, OK 74133. Family and friends may send online condolences at www.millscoffey.com.
Ronnie James KIDD was born on Jan. 28, 1952, in Sallisaw, the son of Little Dave James KIDD and Helen Irene (REED) PRICE. He married Virginia Isabelle CORPUS on Jan. 10, 2006, in Checotah. Mr. KIDD was self-employed as a painter, remodeler and former owner and operator of a propane company. Mr. KIDD was of the Baptist faith. He passed this life on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, in Muldrow, after having attained the age of 60 years, 4 months and 15 days. Survivors are his wife, Virginia KIDD of the home; two daughters, Lacy KIDD of Bixby and Natasha KIDD of Fort Smith, Ark.; one stepdaughter, Elena COTTERILL of Riverside, Calif.; two sons, Christopher KIDD and Ryan KIDD, both of Fort Smith; one stepson, Robert COTRERILL of Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Jake, David Zander, Gracy, Braxton and Arian; two stepgrandchildren, Cole and Kyan; three sisters, Cathy MITCHELL and Diana MITCHELL of Muldrow and Reta JACKSON of Spiro; one stepsister, Phyllis MOORE of Russellville, Ark.; one stepbrother, Charles PEICE of Pasadena, Texas; stepparents, Joe and Patsy PRICE of Liberty; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother and father. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Agent Chapel in Muldrow. Burial followed at Cottonwood Cemetery in Muldrow.
Dallas Ray MESSICK, 64, of Sallisaw died on Thursday, June 14, 2012, in Sallisaw. He was born on Feb. 20, 1948, in Mountain Home, Ark., to Franklin Gerald MESSICK and Viola SPENCERr MESSICK CLABAUGH. No formal services if planned at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. He was a truck driver. Survivors include one son, Andrew MESSICK of Webb City, Mo.; his mother, of Sallisaw; one sister, Cyndia KENNING of Marshville, Mo.; three brothers, Glenis Dean MESSICK of Mountain Home, Lyttleton Leon MESSICK of Sallisaw and Frank MESSICK of Pontiac, Mo.; two grandchildren; and several other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Angela MESSICK; one son, Mathew MESSICK; his father; and one brother, Manuel MESSICK.
Graveside services for Cleatus Inez SOUTHERLAND, 81, of Muldrow are being held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Ark., with Bro. Earl Roberts officiating under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Muldrow. Mrs. SOUTHERLAND was born on June 21, 1930, in Sequoyah County to William Arthur YOAKUM and Liddie (MORGAN) YOAKUM. She died on Monday, June 18, 2012, in Roland. She was a retired mailroom clerk at Holt-Krock Clinic and charter member of Eastside Freewill Baptist Church in Muldrow. She married William Clifford Jiggs SOUTHERLAND on July 5, 1947, in Fort Smith. He preceded her in death on June 1, 1997, in Muldrow. Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Joanna HARDIN and Joy and Robert PRYOR, all of Muldrow, and Julili and Lee FOWLER of Douglasville, Ga.; one son and daughter-in-law, Travis Lee and Mary SOUTHERLAND of Muldrow; five grandchildren, Keith SOUTHERLAND, Gary CUDE, Clint PRYOR, Carla FREEMAN and Marla CHILCOTT; five great-grandchildren, Keith, Brad, Jessica, Daniel and Katie; and one sister-in-law, Margie McCLEOD of Muldrow.
Friday, June 22, 2012
John E. HAWKINS Jr., 94, of Sallisaw passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, in Sallisaw. He was born on Feb. 26, 1918, in Hanson, the son of John E. HAWKINS Sr. and Lillie Loraine (WOFFORD) HAWKINS. He was married to Marie NICHOLAS on Jan. 28, 1941, in Fort Smith, Ark. Mr. HAWKINS was a World War II veteran, a charter member of Eastside Baptist Church and a self-employed television and radio repairman. Survivors are his wife, Marie HAWKINS of the home; one daughter, Margaret DAVIS-SCHERER and her husband, Sanford of Sallisaw; one son, John E. HAWKINS III and wife, Betty of Lewisville, Texas; three grandchildren, Shelley DENNY of Tulsa, Sara and husband, Dr. Robert SILZER of Little Rock, Ark., and John Paul SCHERER of Anthony, Kan.; five great-grandchildren, Rachel and Max DENNY of Tulsa, Mary and Owen SILZER of Little Rock and Micah REYES of Broken Arrow; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Eastside Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Rutherford officiating. Burial will follow at Sallisaw City Cemetery under the direction of Agent and Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Serving as pallbearers will be Dan Crabtree, Mike Crabtree, Doug Deer, Dr. Robert Silzer, Max Denny and Sanford Scherer. Viewing will from 1 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where the family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. To send an electronic condolence to the family, visit www.agentfuneralhome.com.
Graveside services for James Milton HILL, 79, of Roland will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Akins Cemetery with the Rev. Vernon Stone officiating under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. HILL was born on March 23, 1933, in Ada to Henry Milton HILL and Eva Jane (PRATOR) HILL. He died on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, in Oklahoma City. He was a rancher and machinist for Hewlitt Packard. Survivors include one daughter, Laura SEVENSTAR of Muldrow; two sons, John HILL of Norman and James HILL of Fresno, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ginger (SERNA) HILL; his parents; and one sister, Maggie FINE. Pallbearers will be Brad Hill, Franklin Sevenstar, Frankie Sevenstar, Cameron Sevenstar, Jonathan Sevenstar, and Brooke Hill.
Funeral services for Robert C. HUMPHREYS will be held at noon Saturday in the Etna LDS Church in Etna, Wy. The viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Schwab Funeral Chapel in Thayne, Wy., and from 11 to 11:45 a.m. prior to services at the church.
Rosie SAWNEY of Sallisaw departed this life on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at the age of 90 years, 4 months and 3 days. She was born on Feb. 16, 1922, to Dee and Virgie ROBERTS of Dante, Va. She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, Beulah, Ellen, Magdalene and Naomi; five brothers, Buddy, Hampton, Marvin, Floyd and Ari. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, John and Vickie SAWNEY; and four granddaughters, Caitlin, Madalyn, Brenna and Darby, all of Sallisaw; one sister, Daisy HALL of Zion, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews. Rosie also leaves behind friends and wonderful caregivers at Sequoyah Manor. Services will be private family affair held in Dante. Because Rosie and her family were affected by Alzheimers Disease, the family asks that condolences be expressed by donations to Alzheimers research in one of the following manners: online at www.alz.org, by phone at 1-800-272-3900, or send a check to Alzheimer Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Funeral services for Dewey BENGE, 77, of Sallisaw are being held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Mallory-Martin Chapel in Sallisaw with the Rev. Mike McKinney officiating. Burial is at Sallisaw City Cemetery under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. BENGE was born on Sept. 7, 1934, in Sallisaw to Bill BENGE and Okla (McKINNEY) BENGE. He died on Thursday, June 21, 2012, in Vian. He was in real estate management. Survivors include two daughters, Sandra GRAVES of Templeton, Calif., and Tara GARRETT of Bakersfield, Calif.; two sons, Michael BENGE of Bakersfield and Kodie BENGE of Sallisaw; two sisters, Wanda HINES of LaVerne, Calif., and Chloe SINGER of Libertyville, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Kenneth BENGE. Pallbearers are Robert McKinney, Todd McKinney, Mike McKinney, Tom Graves, Layne Benge and Michael Benge.
Sam BENNETT passed away on Thursday, Flag Day, June 14, 2012, in The Woodlands, Texas, of a sudden onset of acute myeloid leukemia. He was surrounded by family, love, song and has left our hearts heavy. Sam was born on March 21, 1939, in Hugo to A.C. and Clara BENNETT. He graduated from Sallisaw High School in 1957, and attended Northeastern State University, Okmulgee Vo-Tech, and many other institutes of higher learning in support of his craft. Sam began his career as a senior electrical design draftsman at Cities Service in Bartlesville and worked for many engineering firms in Tulsa, Alaska, Nebraska, California and Texas. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves while still in high school, retiring at the rank of Lt. Colonel after 36 years of service. He serves as Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 970, a volunteer Girl Scout Dad, a Sunday School teacher, and was a life-long member of the United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Benjamin; and mother-in-law, Susie FLEETWOOD. He is survived by wife, Sue Helen; daughter, Gale CLARK and husband, Steven; son, Rex Edward BENNETT and wife, Stephanie; grandchildren, Crystal KELLER and Aiden Edward BENNETT; great-grandchildren, Kira, Samuel and Rachel; brother, Tom and wife, Jan; brother-in-law, Jay W. FLEETWOOD and wife, Debbie; and many nieces and nephews and an amazing number of other loved ones and friends. Graveside services will be held at noon, Saturday, June 30, at Fleetwood Cemetery, east of Sallisaw. Please visit online obituary at ACremation.com for details.
Beverly Ann CASEY of Muldrow passed away on Friday, June 22, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark., at the age of 58 years. She was born on Sept. 7, 1953, Coweta to Luther Cleveland and Alice May (HUNT) NOBLE. She is survived by her husband, Ronnie Dale CASEY of the home; seven sons, Johnny CASEY of the home, Arlise CASEY of Roland, Delbert CASEY and wife, Kimberly of Alexander, Ark., Robert CASEY and wife, Debra of Fort Smith, Timothy Ray CASEY of Roland, Stanley CASEY and wife, Lisa of Sparta, Tenn., Nathan CASEY ands wife, Roxie of Sallisaw; two sisters, Jewel DOBBS of Fort Smith and Connie CAUDLE of Roland; three brothers, Lawrence N0BLE and Leonard NOBLE, both of Fort Smith, and Artie NOBLE of Smyrna, Tenn.; 14 grandchildren; and her good friend, Sherry FRANCES of Muldrow. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one sister, Barbara NOBLE. She was a member of Old Time Holiness Church in Fort Smith. She loved to sew and decorate. Service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the Agent Chapel in Muldrow with the Rev. Jack Boen officiating. Burial will follow in Roland Cemetery under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw. Viewing will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Agent Chapel in Muldrow. Pallbearers will be David Craft, J.D. Prescott, Derick Prescott, Aaron Wilborn, Michael Albertson, Peter Jones and Curtis Prescott. Please sign Mrs. Caseys online guestbook at www.agentfuneralhome.com.
Graveside services for Jack CAVES, 80, of Sallisaw were held at 12:30 p.m. Monday at Copeland Cemetery in Sallisaw under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. CAVES was born on Feb. 12, 1932, in Tulsa to Charles CAVES and Iva (COPELAND) CAVES. He died on Friday, June 22, 2012, in Sallisaw. He was a self-employed mason. Survivors include one daughter, Jennifer BAUGH of Sparks, Nev.; two sons, Gary and Bryan CAVES of Sallisaw; one grandchild; one great-grandchild; and several other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda CAVES; and his parents.
Graveside services for Dorothy Maxine JONES, 76, of Brushy were held at 2 p.m. Monday at New Hope Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth Wayne Jones officiating under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Spiro. Mrs. JONES was born on March 14, 1936, in Chatawa, Miss., to Robert H. NUNNERY and Gladys Inez TARVER. She died on Friday, June 22, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Hoyt JONES of the home; three daughters, Shirley HOLLAND and husband, Jim of Mansfield, Ark., Kay BRANCH and Troy of Pocola and Janet ECHER of the home; one son, Ronnie JONES and wife, Viengxay of Fort Smith; one sister, Virgie Lee DEAN of Sallisaw; one brother, Robert H. NUNNERY of Sallisaw; 15 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Christopher Townsend, Mike Townsend, Louis Branch, Troy Branch, Nathan Jones and Jim Holland. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services for Judy Kay ELLIS JONES, 64, of Warner are being held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Millsap Funeral Service Chapel in Webbers Falls with the Rev. Cleatis Jones officiating under the direction of Millsap Funeral Service of Webbers Falls. Mrs. JONES was born on Jan. 13, 1948, in Muskogee to Clarence and Edna (BRANHAM) ELLIS. She died on Saturday, June 23, 2012, in Warner. She graduated from Braggs High School as the Valedictorian, and graduated in the top 10 of her nursing class. She was the southeast area V.A.M.C. Nurse of the Year. She married Gerald JONES on April 8, 1977, in Braggs. Survivors include her husband, Gerald JONES of the home; two daughters, Vanya JONES of Muskogee and Krystal JONES of Warner; sisters, JoAnn BISHOP of Braggs, Margie COWAN of Oark, Ark., and Irene BENOUN of Lawndale, Calif.; brothers, Jerral ELLIS and Harold ELLIS, both of Braggs; two granddaughters; and two great-grandsons. She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Clarence ELLIS Jr., Carl, Earl, Merle and Pearl. Pallbearers are Mike Sutterfield, Ronnie Ellis, Bob Clark, Ed Jones, Jerry Jones and Teasie McCrary Jr.
Bill McCOMBS was born on Jan. 6, 1920, in Argyle, W.V., the son of William Edgar McCOMBS Sr. and Frances Columbia (CARTWRIGHT) McCOMBS. He married Wilma GiILMORE McCOMBS on May 15, 1970, in Long Beach, Calif. She preceded him in death on Dec. 16, 2008, in Vian. Mr. McCOMBS was retired form the U.S. Navy and the civil service as a mechanical engineer with the Ordinance Department, a member of the VFW and of the Baptist faith. He loved to golf and fish. Mr. McCOMBS passed this live on Sunday, June 24, 2012, in Sallisaw. Survivors include one son, Patrick McCOMBS of Las Vegas, Nev.; one daughter and son-in-law, Maureen and Jerry BURNS of Sallisaw; one stepson, Charles Walter DUNN of California; three grandchildren, Lana FRIZZELL and husband, Dwayne and Zach BURNS and wife, Amanda, all of Sallisaw and Matthew McCOMBS and wife, Kim of Las Vegas; two great-grandchildren, Madison BURNS and Cameron FRIZZELL; one sister, Edna Mae McCOMBS of California. He was also preceded in death by his parents; and several brothers and sisters. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Ark., with the Rev. Ed Cunningham officiating under the direction of Agent Funeral Home. Viewing is from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Agent and Mallory-Martin Funeral Home in Sallisaw.
Friday, June 29, 2012
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