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SEQUOYAH COUNTY TIMES MARCH 2008 ____________________________________________________________

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Memorial services for Ralph H. DOOLY, 77, of Lavaca, Ark., are being held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lavaca First Baptist Church. Cremation was under the direction of Brotherton Brothers Funeral Home of Charleston, Ark. Mr. DOOLY was born July 16, 1930, in Lavaca, to Earl J. DOOLY and Lena (HERNDON) DOOLY. He died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, in Fort Smith, Ark. Survivors include two daughters, Marti and Mary; one sister, Geraldean; one brother, Charles; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  

Funeral services for Debby Lou NELSON, 52, of Morris, are being held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2008, at the First Baptist Church in Vian with Rev. Tommy Shropshire officiating. Cremation is under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. NELSON was born Nov. 19, 1955, in Sallisaw, to Sylvanus Othell "Bud" McCONNELL and Wanda Lou (BENNETT) McCONNELL. She died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008, in Vian. Survivors include her companion, Doug of the home; her mother; one daughter, Holly LaDawn CANTRELL; two grandsons; four sisters, Linda, Carol, Michele and Tina; two brothers, John and Michael; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her father.

Funeral services for Evelyn O. PRESSLEY, 57, of Sallisaw, are being held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Agent Chapel in Sallisaw with Revs. Jerry Townley and Raymond Esteban officiating. Burial is in Brushy Cemetery, north of Sallisaw, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. PRESSLEY was born April 28, 1950, in Oklahoma City, to Herman Fred WIGERT and Dollie Lee (MELTON) WIGERT. She died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, in Fort Smith, Ark. She married Donnie Jack PRESSLEY, Sr., July 29, 1983, in Sallisaw. He preceded her in death, April 11, 2006, in Sallisaw.  Survivors include eight sisters and four brothers-in-law, Mary and Lonnie, Betty and Ernest, Molly Sue, Millie, Hellen and David, Dorothy and Rene and Raymond, and Polly; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Herman Lee "Bud" and Lori, and Arthur and Brenda; two grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Elizabeth Ann POINDEXTER and Eula Mae KING.

Funeral services for Maxine L. SMITH, 81, of Vian, are being held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Vian Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Laymon Garrison and Vernon Smith officiating. Burial is in Box Cemetery, in Vian, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. SMITH was born June 10, 1926, in Perry, to Able Benton STANLEY and Olean (WOODWARD) STANLEY. She died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008, in Sallisaw. She married John B. "J.B." SMITH, Dec. 6, 1947, in Hanford, Calif. He preceded her in death, July 26, 1984, in Fort Smith, Ark. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Deanne and Mike; three sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy D. and Sue, Donnie and Pam, and Larry J. and Michelle; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Elizabeth Olean in 1960, one son, Billie Frank SMITH in 2005 and two brothers, Sidney B. STANLEY in 1985 and Carl G. STANLEY in 1993.

Funeral services for Betty STROUD, 66, of Bokoshe, are being held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Assembly of God Church in Bokoshe with Rev. Roger Myers officiating. Burial is in Old Bokoshe Cemetery, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home of Poteau. Mrs. STROUD was born June 23, 1941, in Williams, to Grover Cleveland and Audie Marie (LANGWELL) HUTCHERSON. She died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2008, in Fort Smith, Ark. Survivors include her significant other, Vernon "Buck"; daughter and son-in-law, Carla and Kenny; three granddaughters; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sue and her husband, Leroy, and Marie; one brother, Jack; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl STROUD, her parents, three brothers, G.C. HUTCHERSON, Glen HUTCHERSON and Bob HUTCHERSON.

Thursday, March  6, 2008

Graveside services for Mark Shawn BAILEY, 44, of Fort Smith, Ark., are being held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Akins Cemetery, northeast of Sallisaw, with Rev. Randy Farmer officiating, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. BAILEY was born July 24, 1963, in Fort Smith, to Charles Albert BAILEY and Sharley Doris (MARTIN) BAILEY. He died Sunday, March 2, 2008, in Fort Smith. He married Cathy Jean JOHNSON, Sept. 3, 1993, in Redland. Survivors include his wife, Cathy of the home; two daughters, Tawnie and Tina; his parents; one sister, Candess; three brothers, Charles, Jr.. Kevin and Anthony; three grandchildren; and several other relatives and friends.  

Memorial services for Helen L. CARTER, 75, of Arkoma, are being held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Fentress Mortuary Chapel in Fort Smith, Ark. Cremation was under the direction of Fentress Mortuary of Fort Smith. Mrs. CARTER was born Dec. 31, 1932, in Hackett, Ark. She died Saturday, March 1, 2008, in Fort Smith. Survivors include her husband, Charles; three daughters, Kay and her husband, Eddie, Cheryl and her husband, Rick, and Lisa; three sons, Charles and his wife, Tricia and Paul, and Tommy; one brother, Paul; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services for Norman Roger CHARETTE, 79, of Sallisaw, were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Agent Chapel in Sallisaw with Rev. Jerry Copeland officiating. Burial was in the U.S. National Cemetery, in Fort Smith, Ark., under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. CHARETTE was born May 11, 1928, in New Bedford, Mass., to Amedee CHARETTE and Elmire (CORMIER) CHARETTE. He died Sunday, March 2, 2008, in Sallisaw. He married Dorothy Jacqueline HORTON, Aug. 17, 1957, in Great Yarmouth, England. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Stacy Simone and Randy; one son and daughter-in-law, Dale John and Julia; two grandsons; and one sister, Doris. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Irene and two brothers, Ernest and Raymond.

Funeral services for Rev. James CRAIG, 81, of Spiro, were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Victory Worship Center with Revs. Bryan Fouts and Roger Myers officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, in Panama, under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Spiro. Rev. CRAIG was born Nov. 25, 1926, in Spiro, to Fred CRAIG and Leona (MATHIS) CRAIG. He died Saturday, March 1, 2008, in Talihina. Survivors include one daughter, Milinda; three sons, Ronald Gene and his wife, Becky, James Dwayne and his wife, Glenda, and Kendall Ray and his wife, Julie; one sister, Norma Jean; one brother, Jack; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alpha, his parents, one brother, Clifford and one grandson, Dwight CRAIG.

Funeral services for Nato Nick DELGADO, 80, of Gore, are being held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Vian Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Shropshire officiating. Burial is in Box Cemetery, in Vian, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. DELGADO was born April 28, 1927, in Westwood, Calif., to Pasqual DELGADO and Thomosa (REGALDO) DELGADO. He died Saturday, March 1, 2008, in Muskogee. He married LaVerne Dora PETTY, Feb. 25, 1983, in Stigler. Survivors include his wife, Laverne of the home; two sisters, Josie and Beatrice; two brothers, Jesse and Tommy; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Graveside services for Bob DRAKE, 47, of Roland, are being held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Roland City Cemetery with Revs. Steve Gray and J.W. Gray officiating, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Roland. Mr. DRAKE was born Jan. 15, 1961, in Fresno, Calif., to Robert Louis DRAKE, Sr. and Bobbie Sue (GRAY) DRAKE. He died Friday, Feb. 29, 2008, in Roland. Survivors include his companion, Janice; one daughter, Tenille; two sons, Brad and Nicolas Jaramillo; four grandchildren; mother, Bobbie DRAKE; three sisters, Susan, Vicki and Janie; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father and one sister, Robyn MARSHALL.  

Graveside services for Fred FINNEY, 66, of Muldrow, were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Buffington Cemetery in Sallisaw with Rev. Anthony Williams officiating, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. FINNEY was born Nov. 1, 1941, in Webbers Falls, to Henry Thomas FINNEY and Goldie Mae FINNEY. He died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, in Muldrow. Survivors include his wife, Virginia of the home; seven daughters, Tammy, Teresa, TeAnna, Susie, Nina, Doris and Patricia; three sons, Brian, Tommy and Jackie; two sisters, Betty and Patricia; two brothers, Albert and Eugene; 32 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by one sister, Barbara NOE and one brother, Phoenix FINNEY.

Memorial services for Tony Lee HAYES, 55, of Roland, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Ninth Street Baptist Church. Cremation was under the direction of Rowell-Parish Mortuary of Fort Smith, Ark. Mr. HAYES was born May 1, 1952, in Fort Smith, to Alfred and Clara HAYES. He died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, in Jay. Survivors include his parents, Alfred and Clara HAYES; one sister, Lynnie; brothers, Richard and Ray, Joel and Steven.

Howard KETNER, 71, of Sallisaw, died on Saturday, March 1, 2008, in Sallisaw. No formal service in planned and cremation is under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. KETNER was born Dec. 16, 1936, in Calipatria, Calif., to Howard Charles KETNER and Fern Sarah (ROBINSON) KETNER. He died Saturday, March 1, 2008, in Sallisaw. . Survivors include four sons, Anthony Duane, Jeffrey, Howard Charles, Jr. and Kevin Lee.

Funeral services for Tina Sue Kelly-McCARTNEY, 42, of Van Buren, Ark., were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren. Burial was in Gracelawn Cemetery, in Van Buren, under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren. Mrs. McCARTNEY died Sunday, March 2, 2008, in a local hospital. Survivors include two sons, Glen and Raymond; parents, Donald and Lavita DODD; paternal grandmother, Sylvia DODD; maternal grandmother, Mae HYATT; two sisters, Tracy and Karen; two brothers, Donald, Jr. and Mary; and one grandchild.

Funeral services for Edna MELTON, 68, of Fort Smith, Ark., were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home Chapel in Van Buren, Ark. Burial was in Gill Cemetery, in Van Buren, under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren. Mrs. MELTON was born Feb. 3, 1940, in Fort Smith. She died Friday, Feb. 29, 2008, in Fort Smith. Survivors include two daughters, Edna and her husband, Darrell, and Sybil and her husband, Leon; three sons, Coyd and his wife, Cathy, Gary Don and his wife, Debra, and Calvin and his wife, Twana; one sister, Joann and her husband, Willis; 20 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Cynthia GRAVES and one son, Jimmy WELCH.

Phil NOWLIN, 80, of Sallisaw died Tuesday, March 4, 2008, in Fort Smith, Ark. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in Sallisaw. The Revs. Dale Ritter and Tommy Hawkins, and District Judge A.J. Henshaw will officiate. Services will be under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw, and burial will follow the services in Sallisaw City Cemetery. Mr. NOWLIN was born to Robert Edward NOWLIN and Ruby PHILLIPS NOWLIN on June 26, 1927, in Newport, Ark. He and his wife, Mary Louis CARRINGTON NOWLIN, were married on May 25, 1950, in Muskogee. She survives. Other survivors include on daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Mark son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Bob and Mary, and son, Bill; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and several cousins, in-laws and other relatives and friends.

Memorial services for Joe Author RODDEN, 71, were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Notchie Town Church, under the direction of Muskogee Cremation and Funeral Service. Mr. Rodden was born March 26, 1936, to Grace Clyde RODDEN. He died Saturday, March 1, 2008. Survivors include Jeff, Larry, Penny, Terri, Fran and Brenda; 15 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Tammy RODDEN, two brothers, Bill and Glenn RODDEN and Helen RODDEN.

 Memorial services for Charles Armon SPARKS, 65, of Rosemead, Calif., will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at 1700 Harvard Ave. in Fort Smith, Ark. Cremation was under the direction of California Cremation Centers of Riverside, Calif. Mr. SPARKS died Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, in Rosemead. Survivors include his wife, Teresa of Rosemead; brother, Dock; two daughters, Becky and Regina; two sons, Ronald and Robert; two step-daughters, Melinda and Melody; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rick and Myrtle and his wife, Margaret and sister, Erma Dean.

Funeral services for John Lester "Sonny" SPARKS, 81, of Sallisaw, are being held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Mallory-Martin Chapel in Sallisaw with Greg Bumsed officiating. Burial is in Sallisaw City Cemetery, under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. SPARKS was born June 22, 1926, in Sallisaw, to John Lester and Mary (FRYE) SPARKS. He died Monday, March 3, 2008, in Sallisaw. Survivors include his wife, Faye of the home; two daughters, Suzanne and her husband, Harry, and Sally and her husband, Roger; one sister, Reba; one brother, John; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson.  He was preceded in death by his parents and several brothers and sisters.

Funeral services for Regna Lee WOOD , 83, of Spiro, are being held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Poteau Presbyterian Church. Burial is in Short Mountain Cemetery, in Cowlington, under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Spiro. Mrs. WOOD was born June 15, 1924, in Oklahoma City, to Otto Lee and Bessie D. (SIMPSON) LEE. She died Monday, March 3, 2008, in Spiro. She married Fox WOOD III, Oct. 6, 1947, in Oklahoma City. Survivors include her husband Fox; and three sons, Fox IV, his wife, Karen and, Clark, his wife Dian, , and Stephen;  and seveeral grandchildren; seven nephews and nieces; She was preceded in death by her two sisters, Hazel BRACKEN and Dorothy BRAWNER.

Funeral services for Vickie Leona CASEY WOODRUFF, 49, of Muldrow, are being held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Agent Chapel in Muldrow with Rev. Raymond Chronister officiating. Burial is in Cottonwood Cemetery, in Muldrow, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Muldrow. Mrs. WOODRUFF was born March 16, 1958, in Fort Smith, Ark., to Pleasant Robert CASEY and Beulah Loretta (EASTEP) CASEY. She died Sunday, March 2, 2008, in Oklahoma City. Survivors include two daughters, Sherri and Amber; three sisters, Francis, Mary and Kathy; three brothers, James, Robert and Pleasant Robert. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Funeral services for Laurell Laverne CARTER, 93, of Fort Smith, Ark., were held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Edwards Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Smith with Rev. Randall Ray officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery, with Military honors, under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith. Mr. CARTER was born Oct. 26, 1914, in Murray, Iowa, to James H. and Grace E. CARTER. He died Wednesday, March 5, 2008, in Fort Smith. Survivors include his daughter, Patricia and her husband, Gus L.; two sons, Jerry L. and his wife, Joe Ann, and Francis W. and his wife, Debbie; one sister, Annis J.; 20 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace CARTER, two daughters, Shirley BALLINGER and Sharon MATTHEWS and one infant son, Larry CARTER.

Graveside services for Billie Joanna HOOVER, 73, of Fort Smith, Ark., were held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Black Jack Cemetery in Muldrow, under the direction of Fentress Mortuary of Fort Smith. Mrs. HOOVER died Monday, March 3, 2008, in Fort Smith. Survivors include one daughter, Paula; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Pamala RIGGS.

Graveside services for Doris Helen PRICE, 67, of Muldrow, were held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Gill Cemetery in Van Buren, Ark., under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith, Ark. Mrs. PRICE died Tuesday, March 4, 2008, in Muldrow. Survivors include her husband, Duane of the home; one daughter, Sandra Lynne; two sons, Gary Allen and Larry Duane; one brother, Clyde Thomas, Jr.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial services for Joe Arthur RODDEN, 71, are being held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 8 at the Notchie Town Church. Cremation was under the direction of Muskogee Cremation and Funeral Service. Mr. RODDEN was born March 26, 1936, to Grace and Clyde RODDEN. He died Saturday, March 1, 2008. Survivors include two sons, Jeff and his wife, Tiffany, and Larry; four daughters, Penny and her husband, Richard, Terri and her husband, Roger, Fran and her husband, Greg, and Brenda; 15 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Tammy RODDEN, two brothers, Bill and Glenn RODDEN and his wife, Helen RODDEN.

Graveside services for Herbert "Gene" ROSE, 85, of Alma, Ark., are being held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Alma Cemetery, under the direction of Edward Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren, Ark. Mr. ROSE was born Dec. 6, 1922, in Davis County, Indiana. He died Tuesday, March 4, 2008, in Alma. Survivors include five daughters, Cora, Debi and her husband, Kent, Donna and her husband, Gary, Lisa and her husband, Mike, and Wanda and her husband, Steve; one son, Richard; four sisters; five brothers; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife, Iola Mae ROSE.

Funeral services for Edna MOHS TIDWELL, 87, of Roland, were held at 12 p.m. Tuesday at the Blessed Kateri Catholic Church in Roland with Father Jeff Polasek and Father Desmond Okpagba officiating. Burial was in Roland City Cemetery, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. TIDWELL was born Oct. 3, 1920, in Parkers Prairie, Minn., to Iver IVERSON and Martha (BUNNESS) IVERSON. She died Friday, Feb. 29, 2008, in Roland. She married Jesse Earl TIDWELL, Aug. 11, 1984, in Roland. He preceded her in death Aug. 1, 1995 in Fort Smith, Ark. Survivors include two daughters, Geri and Martha; one son, Garry; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Lorraine and Elma.  She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Ervin MOHS, her parents, two brothers, Ira and Ervin IVERSON and four sisters, Evelyn WESTAD, Norma Beaman, Myrtle SKAGER and Tina CLARK.

Funeral services for Vickie Leona CASEY WOODRUFF, 49, of Muldrow, are being held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Agent Chapel in Muldrow with Rev. Raymond Chronister officiating. Burial is in Cottonwood Cemetery, in Muldrow, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Muldrow. Mrs. WOODRUFF was born March 16, 1958, in Fort Smith, Ark., to Pleasant Robert CASEY and Beulah Loretta (EASTEP) CASEY. She died Sunday, March 2, 2008, in Oklahoma City. Survivors include two daughters, Sherri and Amber; one son, Joey; four grandchildren; three sisters, Francis, Mary and Kathy; three brothers, James, Robert and Pleasant Robert. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Thursday, March 13,  2008

Graveside services for Bennie Edgar BARKER, 65, of Sallisaw, are being held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Brushy Cemetery, north of Sallisaw, with Rev. Terry Guthrie officiating, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. BARKER was born May 28, 1942, in Short, to Shuford BARKER and Eula Iris (POINDEXTER) BARKER. He died Tuesday, March 11, 2008, in Sallisaw. Mr. BARKER was a retired truck driver for FDF and of the Holiness faith. He married Betty Levurn RISENHOOVER, Nov. 25, 1961, in Stilwell. Survivors include his wife, Betty of the home; one daughter, Bobbie REESE of Muldrow; three sons, Dewain BARKER and David BARKER both of Brushy and Gary BARKER of Sallisaw; 17 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Shirley GARDENHIRE of Sallisaw and Linda JAMES of Scratchout; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joe and Geraldeen RISENHOOVER of Brushy; one uncle, Benny BILYEU of Sallisaw; and several other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Henry BARKER and three sisters, Ada GARDENHIRE, Nadine BARKER and Francis POLLARD. Pallbearers are Harlan Gardenhire, Monty Davis, Johnny Varnell, Porter Renfro, Michael Brewer and Johnny Bilyeu.

Funeral services for James Earl COX, 54, of Sallisaw, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Agent Chapel in Sallisaw with Pastor Jim Landelius officiating. Burial was in Brent Cemetery, south of Sallisaw, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. COX was born May 17, 1953, in Holly Grove, Ark., to Cherry COX and Dorothie May (CRISEL) COX. He died Friday, March 7, 2008, in Sallisaw. He married Sherri Lea PETERS, Oct. 17, 1974, in Brent.  Survivors include his wife, Sherri of the home; one daughter, Carri; one son, Jeremy; father, Cherry COX; two sisters, Beverly and Debra; four brothers, Donnie, Danny, Billy and Mark; eight grandchildren; and several other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother.

Memorial services for Donald Ray FERRARI, 43, of Clitherall, Minn., formerly of Van Buren, Ark., were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ocker of Alma. Cremation was under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren. Mr. FERRARI died Saturday, March 1, 2008, in Clitherall. Survivors include his wife, Kathy FERRARI of the home; two daughters, Alissa and Haylee Cheyenne; one son, Johnathan Wade; father, Kenneth FERRARI and his wife, Darlene; mother, Shelbia LEAKEY and her husband, Rey Donald LEAKEY; one sister, Laura; three brothers, Denver, Kenneth E. and Anthony; two grandchildren

Funeral services for Nelma Lea GIPSON, 84, of Muldrow, are being held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Gans Bible Church with Revs. Charles Sparkman and Soniyyah Blue officiating. Burial is in Blackjack Cemetery, in Muldrow, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Muldrow. Mrs. GIPSON was born May 4, 1923, in Akins, to Emmett FOLSOM and Ollie Mae (OGDON) FOLSOM. She died Tuesday, March 11, 2008, in Fort Smith, Ark. . She married Andy J. GIPSON, Feb. 27, 1943, in Sallisaw. Survivors include her husband, Andy, of the home; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Virginia and Frank, Lynda and David and LaVeta; one son and daughter-in-law, Max and Sandi; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one sister, Colleen; one brother, E.W., and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Bernice TOUNZEN, one brother, Ray FOLSOM and three grandchildren, Kristopher, Justin and Ashley GUNTER.

Jerry Lynn MATHEWS 65, of Roland, died on Friday, March 7, 2008, Roland. No formal service is planned and cremation is under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. MATHEWS was born Sept. 10, 1942, in Tahlequah, to George Lynn MATHEWS and Anna Belle (FISHINGHAWK) MATHEWS. Survivors include two brothers, Dewayne and George; two half-sisters, Hope and Vicki; and several other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Elizabeth and Nedra MATHEWS.

Graveside services for Robert Printes "Pete" MECOM, 79, of Keota, are being held Friday, March 14, at 10 a.m. at the Greenhill Cemetery Pavilion in Cameron with Rev. Joe Pierce officiating, under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home of Poteau. Mr. MECOM was born Aug. 11, 1928, in Milton. He died Sunday, March 9, 2008, in Fort Smith, Ark. Survivors include his wife, Nellie MECOM of the home; daughter, Carol; son, Robert; two brothers, Leon and Kenneth; five step-sons, Odis, John, David, Andy and Mark; step-daughter, Edath; seven grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Paul MORTON, 82, of Muldrow, are being held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Roland Assembly of God Church with Revs. Danny Parker and Kevin Fouts officiating Burial is in the Cottonwood Cemetery, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Muldrow. Mr. MORTON was born March 29, 1925, in Moffett to Edward MORTON and Ida Jane (SPOON) MORTON. He died Monday, March 10, 2008, in Roland. He married Wilma Alene JACKSON, Dec. 1, 1945, in Fort Smith, Ark. Survivors include his wife, Wilma Alene MORTON of the home; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Richard Paul, and Eddy Lee and Cherrine; three grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Mabel ROWLAND and one brother, Bill MORTON.

Memorial services for Nell OWENS OSBORNE, 76, of Roland, are being held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Long Community Church in Roland with Rev. Al Ruckman officiating, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. OSBORNE was born Nov. 22, 1931, in Dozier, Ala., to Zack OWENS and Norma OWENS. She died Sunday, March 9, 2008, in Fort Smith, Ark. She married Bill OSBORNE, March 19, 1955, in Meridian, Miss. Survivors include her husband, Bill, of the home; one daughter, Sandra; three sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Jeannie, Joe and Linda and Sam and Lisa; 18 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; four sisters; and several other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Marilyn Denise OSBORNE BAILEY and 10 brothers and sisters.

Graveside services for Daisy June and Lilly Antonia PEREZ, infants, of Sallisaw, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Brushy Cemetery in Sallisaw with Rev. Leon Farley officiating, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. They were born March 8, 2008, in Tulsa, to Gumaro and Alesha PEREZ. They died Sunday, March 9, 2008, in Tulsa. Survivors include parents, Gumaro and Alesha PEREZ of Sallisaw; two sisters, Rosalinda and Jazmyn; one brother, Carlos; paternal grandparents, Benito and Antonio PEREZ; maternal grandparents, Charles and Beverly CALLAHAN; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends. They were preceded in death by their great-grandparents, Martiniano and Romualda PEREZ, Cesar and Locadia PELCASTRE, Raymond and Bonnie CALLAHAN, Robert and Thelma HILL and Major CRAWFORD.

Funeral services for Della REED, 94, of Sallisaw, were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Agent Chapel in Sallisaw with Revs. Robert Polvado and Kenneth Mayo officiating. Burial was in Akins Cemetery, in Sallisaw, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. REED was born Feb. 22, 1914, in Long, to John ANDERSON and Cynthia (SMITH) ANDERSON. She died Friday, March 7, 2008, in Sallisaw. She married John Franklin REED, Oct. 12, 1927, in Fort Smith, Ark. He preceded her in death, May, 23, 1987, in Sallisaw. Survivors include two daughters, Colleen and Lola; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several other relatives and friends. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three daughters, Jewel REED, Louise GAGARIN and Ona MAGEE, and two sons, Bob REED and Luther REED.

Graveside services for Mildred SANDERS, 90, of Sallisaw, are being held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Buffington Cemetery in Sallisaw with Rev. Jack McGlothlin officiating, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. SANDERS was born Feb. 18, 1918, in Muldrow, to Mitchell ELLIS, Jr. and Neely REED. She died Monday, March 10, 2008, in Sallisaw. She married John Raymond SANDERS in 1935. He preceded her in death, Sept. 1, 1969. Survivors include four daughters, Marlene, Lahoma, Gaylene and Patricia; three sons, Loye, Dale and Bobby; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, John SANDERS, two sons, Jimmy SANDERS and Sherril Ray SANDERS, and three grandchildren, Joey THOMAS, Amber MILLS and J.J. SANDERS.

Funeral services for Raymond Ellis WOODROME, 67, of Roland, are being held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Latter-Day Saints Stake Center in Fort Smith, Ark. Burial is in the National Cemetery in Fort Smith, with full military honors, under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith. Mr. WOODROME was born May 30, 1940, in Tucumcari, N.M., to Donald Elbridge WOODROME and Georgia Fran (AMMONS) WOODROME. He died Saturday, March 9, 2008, in Tulsa. Survivors include his wife, H. Tu WOODROME; son, John Stanford and his wife, April Au,; daughter, Shelley Elaine her husband, Steve; daughter, Stephanie Fran and her husband, Scott, son, Keith Lehi and his wife, Christine, daughter, Gabrielle Sariah ; daughter, Charity Naomi and her husband, Donavan Shu-Tjin and son Matthew;  his brothers and sisters, Donald Van, Phyllis Pearl, Beverly Sue and Mabel Michelle ; 21 grandchildren; and one great-grandaughter.  He was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Michelle Elaine GARR and Melanie Vesta GARR.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Funeral services for Laveda Mae WATTS ASBILL, 70, of Sallisaw, are being held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Agent Chapel in Sallisaw with Rev. Vernon Stone officiating. Burial is in Buffington Cemetery, in Sallisaw, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. ASBILL was born May 21, 1937, in Harrison, to Sam Britton WATTS and Margaret Augusta (MORRIS) WATTS. She died Wednesday, March 12, 2008, in Sallisaw. She married Harold Dale "Bud" ASBILL, March 2, 1957, in Stilwell. He preceded her in death, July 27, 2007, in Sallisaw.  Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Angela and David, and Lisa and Howard; one son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Joellen; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; mother, Margaret WATTS; one sister, Dorothy Faye; two brothers, Ronnie and Jerry; and other relatives and friends. She was also preceded in death by her father, Sam WATTS.

Funeral mass for Cecilia CHRONISTER, 81, of Fort Smith, Ark., is being held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial is in the Minnow Creek Cemetery, near Lamar, Ark., under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith. Mrs. CHRONISTER died Wednesday, March 12, 2008, in Rogers, Ark. Survivors include four daughters, Shirley, Annette, Diane and Elaine; four sons, David, William, Donald and Daniel; three sisters, Elaine, Ramonne and Sister Bernadette; three brothers, Raymond, Gerald and Albert; 22 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry B. CHRONISTER and one sister, Lucille GRODI.

Funeral services for Delbert Dee CRAWFORD, 85, of Sallisaw, are being held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mallory-Martin Chapel in Sallisaw with Revs. Gary Flynn and Darren Trueblood officiating. Burial is in Dwight Mission Cemetery, in Sallisaw, under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. CRAWFORD was born Nov. 11, 1922, in Marble City, to Ben and Grace (HENDRICKSON) CRAWFORD. He died Thursday, March 13, 2008, in Claremore. Survivors include his wife, Elsie of the home; two daughters, Barbara and her husband, Dan, and Linda; one son, Paul and his wife, Pam; two step-sons, Gary and his wife, Janice, and Kent and his wife, Diane; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Vera CRAWFORD, two brothers, Joe Ben and Larson CRAWFORD.

Funeral services for JoAnn PHELPS PREWETT, 67, of Muldrow, are being held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Short Baptist Church with Rev. Dale Phelps officiating. Burial is in Seabolt Cemetery, in Muldrow, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Muldrow. Mrs. PREWETT was born Sept. 24, 1940, in Short, to Frank Claude PHELPS and Nannie Ruth (VANN) PHELPS. She died Wednesday, March 12, 2008, in Fort Smith, Ark. She married Jimmie Harold PREWETT, Oct. 25, 1963, in Stilwell. He preceded her in death, Sept. 18, 1996, in Fort Smith.  Survivors include one daughter, Patti; one son, Rodney; one step-daughter, Kimmie; two special children, Natalie and Cody; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ada and Morene; one brother, Otis Joe; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Judy FANNING, four brothers, Bernell PHELPS, Manuel PHELPS, Dorman PHELPS and Melvin Gay PHELPS.

Funeral services for Edward Eugene SPURLOCK, 81, of Sallisaw, are being held at 12 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Sallisaw with Rev. David Clewell officiating. Burial is in Citizen's Cemetery, in Ft. Gibson, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. SPURLOCK was born Feb. 5, 1927, in Ft. Gibson, to John Edward SPURLOCK, Jr. and Mabel (PEEBLES) SPURLOCK. He died Wednesday, March 12, 2008, in Fort Smith, Ark. He married Patricia Mae HARDIN, March 14, 1949, in Fort Smith, Ark. She preceded him in death, Nov. 9, 1992, in Sallisaw. Survivors include two daughters, Linda and Patti; and one grandson.

Funeral services for Albert Eugene WILLIAMS, Sr., 88, of Muldrow, were held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Fentress Mortuary Chapel in Fort Smith, Ark. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery, in Vian, under the direction of Fentress Mortuary of Fort Smith. Mr. WILLIAMS was born July 16, 1919, in Chanute, Kan., to Albert N. and Nettie WILLIAMS. He died Tuesday, March 11, 2008, in Muldrow. He married Hilda Jean ANSWORTH in 1949. She preceded him in death in Dec. 2006.  Survivors include his brother, Ralph; son, Gene; daughter, Diane; one grandson; and one granddaughter.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Funeral services for Mary Isabelle ARMSTRONG, 83, of Ada, are being held at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. David Sutton officiating. Burial is in Swan Hill Cemetery, under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home of Ada. Mrs. ARMSTRONG was born Aug. 8, 1924, in DeQueen, Ark., to Meddie Roy and Beulah (WILSON) DAVIDSON. She died Monday, March 17, 2008, in Oklahoma City. She married Kenneth Lee "Buck" ARMSTRONG, Jan. 11, 1947, in Seminole. He preceded her in death, May, 1983.  Survivors include three sons, Jeff and his wife, Susan, Greg and his wife, Pamla, and Brian and his wife, DeeDee; one daughter, Gina and her husband, Tommy; one daughter-in-law, Karen; 11 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two sisters, Ev and Vern; two brothers, Sam and Randy; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one son, Steve ARMSTRONG.

Funeral services for Tina McGINNIS, 47, of Fort Smith, Ark., were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Macedonia Temple Church of God in Christ in Pocola. Burial was in the Sallisaw City Cemetery, under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith. Mrs. McGINNIS died Saturday, March 15, 2008, in Fort Smith. Survivors include her mother, Eva Sue BROTHERS; ex-husband, Glen LOOPER; two daughters, Maria and her husband, Joseph, and Amanda and her husband, Shawn; one son, Randy and his wife, Ginger; five sisters, Mary, Velda, Kim, Dianna and Debra; and one brother, Michael. She was preceded in death by her father, Timothy Patrick McGINNIS and one brother, Timothy Patrick McGINNIS, Jr.

Graveside services for Jackie Clinton NUTT, 76, of Vian, were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Greenleaf Cemetery in Tahlequah with Rev. Monroe Lowrimore officiating, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. NUTT was born Jan. 5, 1932, in Braggs, to Ebirt NUTT and Mylicie (MASON) NUTT. He died Wednesday, March 12, 2008, in Norman. Survivors include his wife, Ruby NUTT of Sallisaw; one daughter, Sandra and her husband, Stacy; one step-daughter, Debra; one son, Clinton; one step-son, Danny; three sisters, Ruby, Nola and Jincy; one brother, Sammy; six grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Cenoria MORRIS, one niece, Dorothy MORRIS and one nephew, Darrell MORRIS.

Graveside services for Sissie Cora UNDERWOOD, 94, of Sallisaw, are being held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the gazebo at the Sallisaw City Cemetery with Rev. Vernon Stone officiating, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. UNDERWOOD was born July 24, 1913, in Sallisaw, to Henry SASSER and Stella (REED) SASSER. She died Monday, March 17, 2008, in Sallisaw. Survivors include several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends including the nieces and nephews whom she raised as her own, Barbara and Joann, Linzy and Burney . She was preceded in death by her husband, George McClellan UNDERWOOD in 1959, in Sallisaw.  

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Funeral services for Howard CORLEY, 74, of Spiro, are being held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Mallory Funeral Home in Spiro, under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Spiro. Mr. CORLEY was born Feb. 7, 1934, in Flower Hill, to I.V. CORLEY and Bonnie CORLEY. He died Wednesday, March 19, 2008, in Tulsa. He married Jo Nita MERRYMAN, Jan. 1954. Survivors include his mother, Bonnie CORLEY of Spiro; daughter, Lyn and her husband, Steve; son, Mike and his wife, Linda; four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two brothers, Harold and Wayne; three sisters, Wanda, Patsy and Bonnie Sue; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews, family and friends.  He was preceded in death by his father and his brother, Mack CORLEY.

Funeral services for Vance Lee DEATON, 91, of Fort Gibson, were held at 3 p.m. Friday at the Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian Church in Tulsa. Burial was in Floral Haven Cemetery, in Tulsa, under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. DEATON was born May 16, 1916, in Cowlington, to Thad J. DEATON and Lela (MAXWELL) DEATON. He died Tuesday, March 18, 2008, in Muskogee. Survivors include his wife, Norma Jean (WALTERS) DEATON; two daughters, JoAnn and Susan; and one brother, Floyd. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Dorothy DEATON.

Graveside services for Donna K. JONES, 49, of Sallisaw, are being held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Box Cemetery in Blackgum with Rev. Jerry Green officiating, under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. JONES was born March 24, 1958, to Donald C. and Edna L. (ROBERTSON) ROSS. She died Wednesday, March 24, 1958, in Sallisaw. She married Homer JONES, Nov. 25, 2002, in Fort Smith, Ark. Survivors include her husband, Homer JONES of the home; daughter, April Rashel; two sons, Richard John, Jr. and William Brian; three brothers, Tommy, Adrian and Jeffery; mother, Edna ROSS; six grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her father and maternal and paternal grandparents.

Funeral services for Jess "Bud" MERRILL, 77, of Gans, are being held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Gans Assembly of God Church with Revs. Charles Sparkman and Joe Fowler officiating. Burial is in Fleetwood Cemetery, east of Sallisaw, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. MERRILL was born Nov. 28, 1930, in Hanson, to Daniel Ode "D.O." MERRILL and Prilla Audra (NIMMO) MERRILL. He died Tuesday, March 18, 2008, in Sallisaw. He married Lois THOMAS, June 29, 1953, in Sallisaw. Survivors include his wife, Lois of the home; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Terry J. and Barry and Carolyn; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Emma; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Wayne and Gloria, and Larry and Sandra; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Hazel HARPER and three brothers, D.O. "Junior" MERRILL, Gerald MERRILL and Jerry MERRILL.

Thursday, March 27,  2008

Funeral services for Jordan Aaron CORLEY, 14, of Watts, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Faith Alive Church in West Siloam Springs with Rev. Elvin Still officiating. Burial was in Watts Cemetery, under the direction of Wasson Funeral Home of Siloam Springs, Ark. He was born May 17, 1993, in Fort Smith, Ark., to Billy Fuller and Dixie Bolin. He died Wednesday, March, 19, 2008. Survivors include his mother Dixie PATTON and his step-father Charlie PATTON of the home; his father, Billy FULLER; one brother, Jeremy; one sister, Desiree; one step-brother, Zachery; and one step-sister, Gabrelle; maternal grandparents, Janice and Steve HAGLER; paternal grandparents, Martha and Jimmy KIRKPATRICK; maternal great-grandparents, James and Gertie TAYLOR; paternal great-grandmother, Glenna KIRKPATRICK; three uncles, Steve and his wife, Lala, Frank and Aunt Tonya, and Carl and his wife, Amy.  He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Allan and Moline HAGLER.

Funeral services for Earl Dean DUTY, 79, of Roland, are being held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Agent Chapel in Muldrow with Bro. Fred Jackson officiating. Burial is in Seabolt Cemetery, in Muldrow, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Muldrow. Mr. DUTY was born July 22, 1928, in Tahlequah, to Albert Franklin "Bert" DUTY and Stella May (HART) DUTY. He died Monday, March 24, 2008, in Fort Smith, Ark. He married Charlotte Adelle HOBBS, Oct. 4, 1952, in Woodland, Calif. Survivors include his wife, Charlotte of the home; one daughter, Jeannie; one son, Earl DeWayne; five sisters, Marzine, Wilma, Sue, Patricia and Linda; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Joe and Harold DUTY.

Funeral services for Patricia Ann FARKAS, 60, of Muldrow, are being held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Agent Chapel in Muldrow with Rev. Shawn Money officiating. Burial is in Mitchell Cemetery, west of Muldrow, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Muldrow. Mrs. FARKAS was born April 9, 1947, in Muldrow, to Newt RIDDLE and Sophia Mary (KROBOTH) RIDDLE. She died Monday, March 24, 2008, in Fort Smith, Ark. She married William Lee FARKAS, June 8, 1964, in Stilwell. Survivors include her husband, Bill of the home; three daughters, Linda, Tina and Kathy; two sons, Bill, Jr. and Preston; one sister, Frances; six grandchildren; and several other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Diana FARKAS.

Funeral services for Lee Orland GRIFFITH, 71, of Oklahoma City, formerly of Sallisaw, are being held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Hahn-Cook/Street and Draper Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Peggy Farris officiating. A second service will follow at 3 p.m. Friday at Akins Baptist Church with Rev. Monroe Lowrimore officiating. Burial is in Akins Cemetery, near Sallisaw, under the direction of Hahn-Cook/Street and Draper Funeral Directors of Oklahoma City. Mr. GRIFFITH was born Sept. 15, 1936, in Sallisaw, to Charles Brooks and Velva (FLOYD) GRIFFITH. He died Monday, March 24, 2008. He married Magnolia "Nola" DUSTMAN, Feb. 25, 1956. She preceded him in death, May 14, 1993.  Survivors include his son, Terry; daughter, Lisa; three grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Charles M. and Judy; father and mother-in-law, Floyd "Hawk" and Audra DUSTMAN; and former son-in-law, Brent. He was also preceded in death by his parents, sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Quinton HINDMAN.

Graveside services for Donna K. JONES, 49, of Sallisaw, were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Box Cemetery in Blackgum with Rev. Jerry Green officiating, under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. JONES was born March 24, 1958, to Donald C. and Edna L. (ROBERTSON) ROSS. She died Wednesday, March 19, 2008, in Sallisaw. She married Homer JONES, Nov. 25, 2002, in Fort Smith, Ark. Survivors include her husband, Homer JONES of the home; daughter, April Rashel; two sons, Richard John, Jr. and William Brian; three brothers, Tommy, Adrian and Jeffery; mother, Edna ROSS; six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father and maternal and paternal grandparents.

Frank Thomas LITTLE, 63, of Muldrow, died Friday, March 21, 2008, in Fort Smith, Ark. No formal service is planned and cremation is under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw  He was born Oct. 12, 1944 in Columbus, Ohio, to Charles William LITTLE and Dorothy Claire (LAWSON) LITTLE. He married Rosa L. WILSON, Feb. 25, 1999, in Roland. Survivors include his wife, Rosa WILSON LITTLE of the home; one daughter, Talitha; two sons, Damon and Sgt. Troy; one grandson; father-in-law, Eldred WILSON, Jr.; sister-in-law, Maggie; brother-in-law, Jimmy A. ; and special friend, Sheila.

Graveside services for Frances MONTGOMERY, 87, of Boston, Mass., are being held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Round Mountain Cemetery, east of Gore, with Rev. Tommy Ballard officiating. Burial is in Round Mountain Cemetery, East of Gore, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. MONTGOMERY was born April 22, 1920, in Syria, to Dickran GAZARIAN and Eva (BULBULIAN) GUZARIAN. He died Friday, March 21, 2008, in Boston, Mass. He married Harlan MONTGOMERY in 1954, in Boston. She preceded him in death, Oct. 7, 1994, in Danville, Pa.  Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Dennis; one son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Denise; two grandchildren; and brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Alice.

Funeral services for Joe H. RISENHOOVER, 87, of Sallisaw, are being held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Brushy Holiness Church with Revs. Lee Thornell and Terry Guthrie officiating. Burial is in Brushy Cemetery, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. Risenhoover was born Sept. 4, 1920, in Brushy, to Claude RISENHOOVER and Ada Bell (RHODES) RISENHOOVER. He died Tuesday, March 25, 2008, in Tahlequah. He married Iva Geraldeen CRAWFORD, May 4, 1940, in Stilwell. Survivors include his wife, Geraldeen of the home; three daughters, Laverne, Vickie and Arlena and Pat who he raised as his own daughter; three sons and daughters-in-law, Bob and Jeanie, Jerry and Janie, and Dennis and Carla; three sisters, Ona, Donna and Maggie; one brother, Bill; 29 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Leon and Earl RISENHOOVER and one sister, Vesta WATERS.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Funeral services for Ellen Louise BONES, 77, of Sallisaw, are being held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Mallory-Martin Chapel in Sallisaw with Rev. Jerry Copeland officiating. Burial is in the Sallisaw City Cemetery, under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. BRIDGES was born Nov. 24, 1930, in Fort Smith, Ark., to John "Cretty" CLEMONS and Mary Ellen (MEDLIN) CLEMONS. She died Wednesday, March 26, 2008, in Sallisaw. Survivors include three daughters, Judy, Sondra, and Edith; two sons, Don and Ron; two sisters, Aneta and Reba; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Corbin BRIDGES and one sister, Jean HALL.

Funeral services for Jody Marie GARTRELL, 69, of Van Buren, Ark, are being held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home Chapel in Van Buren. Burial is in Gill Cemetery, under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren. Mrs. GARTRELL was born June 3, 1938, in Van Buren. She died Wednesday, March 26, 2008, in a local hospital. Survivors include her husband, Bill of the home; five daughters, Karen and her husband, David, Michelle and her husband, Bobby, Kathy and her husband, Timmy, Patricia and her husband, Lester, Pauline and her husband, Gary; four sons, Johnny, Billy, Paul and Tommy; one sister, Georgia; two brothers, Vernon and David; 23 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Nancy AAKINS, Elsie CLINE and Elizabeth WHITED and one grandson, Josh SHIPP. ___________________________________________________________________
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