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Sequoyah County Times September 2005

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Thursday, September 1, 2005

Funeral services for Edna R. ALVEY, 84, of Shannon, Ill., were held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of God of the Abraham Faith in Oregon, Ill. Burial was in Grand de Tour Cemetery in Oregon, under the direction of Hermann Funeral Home of Stockton, Ill. Mrs. ALVEY was born Jan. 22, 1921, in Casselton, N.D., to Joseph and Mable (Shiley) ERDMEIER. She died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005, in Shannon. She married Paul ALVEY Nov. 9, 1941, in Polo, Ill. He preceded her in death April 17, 1997. Survivors include her four sons, Jim, John and wife Beverly, Mike and wife Darlene, David and wife Cheryl; three daughters, Janice and husband Vernon, Sally and husband Geoff; three sisters, Mable Marie, Edith and husband Robert, and Florence; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren; She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three daughters, Peggy, Joan and Wendy, three sisters and three brothers.

Funeral services for Sadie COLLINS, 73, of Vian, were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the Vian Assembly of God Church in Vian with Revs. John Barnes and Reggie Kelley officiating. Burial was in McEver Family Cemetery north of Vian, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. COLLINS was born April 23, 1932, in Vian, to Bud DYKES and Maggie VANN BUSH. She died Thursday, August 25, 2005, in Vian. Survivors include her husband of fifty years, Glenn COLLINS of the home; two daughters, Beth, and Marilyn and her husband, John; three sons, Mike and his wife, Cindy, Mark and his wife, Donna, and Neal; 20 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one sister, Lorene; one brother, William "Chuch",; one daughter-in-law, Yvonne; and one son-in-law, Maynord. She was preceded in death by one son, Clayton "Skeeter" McEVER, one daughter, Linda KELLEY, one sister, Anna Mae SELF, four brothers, Simon and Sam BUSH, Levi VANN and Raymond WEBSTER.

Funeral services for Jimmy Lee "Jimbo" CURRY, 37, of Sallisaw, were held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Agent Chapel in Sallisaw with Revs. Terry Guthrie and Monroe Lowrimore officiating. Burial was in Sallisaw City Cemetery in Sallisaw, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. CURRY was born Sept. 25, 1967, in Sallisaw, to Aaron Jimmy CURRY and Hedy Faye (NORRID) CURRY. He died Friday, Aug. 26, 2005, in Sallisaw. Survivors include his mother, Faye CURRY; father and step mother, Aaron J. and Barbara CURRY; six sisters, Bridget, Cindy, Calleen, Lisa, Sherry and Patty; one brother, Donny; paternal grandmother, Ida CURRY; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.  

Funeral services for Donald HEARN, 66, of Fort Smith, Ark., were held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at the Haven Heights Baptist Church in Fort Smith. Burial was in Mount Olive Cemetery in Midland, Ark. under the direction of McConnell Funeral homes of Greenwood, Ark.  Mr. HEARN died Aug. 27, 2005, in Fort Smith. Survivors include his wife, Wanda HEARN of the home; one son, Scott and wife Deloris; one daughter, Sally; one brother, Charles; one sister, Joye; and five grandchildren.

Graveside services for Julia HARDIN JACOBS, 93, of Muldrow, were held at 10:00 a.m. Monday at the Memory Gardens Cemetery in Muldrow with Rev. Carl Fugett officiating under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Muldrow. Mrs. JACOBS was born Dec. 28, 1911, in Muldrow, to Henry Burgess HARDIN and Price (Sterlin) WALKER HARDIN. She died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, in Roland. She married Charles Creager JACOBS Jan. 5, 1935, in Long Beach, Calif. He preceded her in death Dec. 24, 1996. Survivors include one sister, Ruby; one brother, Sterlin Price; and several other relatives and friends.

Graveside services for J.D. O'NEAL, 79, of Vian, were at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Vian with Rev. Ed Cunningham officiating under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. O'Neal was born June 17, 1926, in Shirley, Ark., to Hayden O'NEAL and Dolly HENSON. He died Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, in Vian. Survivors include four daughters, Barbara, Edna Faye, Barbara and Brenda; four sons, Ricky, Thomas, Jackie and James; one brother, James; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by one son, Floyd O'NEAL, two sisters, Faye TILLETT and Erdean BRUMLEY and three brothers, Benny and Thomas O'NEAL and Eugene BRUMLEY.  

Funeral services for Louella LOCUST TAYLOR, 54, of Sallisaw, were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Blunt Baptist Church in Sallisaw with Revs. Terry Cheater and Jerry Cheater officiating. Burial was in Marble City Cemetery in Sallisaw, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. TAYLOR was born June 9, 1951, in Tahlequah, to Walker LOCUST and Katie (SEABOLT) LOCUST. She died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, in Sallisaw. She married Johnny Lee TAYLOR May 13, 1991, in Sallisaw. He preceded her in death Dec. 4, 1998. Survivors include one son, Billy Wayne; one step-son, Johnny Wayne; one daughter, Kimberly; 11 grandchildren, three sisters, Polly, Mary and Annie; one brother, Jim; and several other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, one sister and two brothers.

Cremation for Lois WEBER, 77, of Gore, was under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Gore. Mrs. Weber was born April 14, 1928, in Wheatland, Colo., to Lon MILLER and Wilma MILLER. She died Friday, Aug. 26, 2005, in Gore. She married Fount J. WEBER in 1973 in Las Vegas, Nev. Survivors include her husband, Fount of the home; one daughter, Diane; two sons, Dale and Dave.

Graveside services for David Paul YOUNG, 45, of Fort Smith, Ark., are being held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the Brushy Cemetery in Sallisaw with Rev. Larry Don Marley officiating under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. YOUNG was born Aug. 6, 1960, in Oakland, Calif., to Frankie Lee YOUNG, Sr. and Velda June (BARNETT) YOUNG. He died Friday, Aug. 26, 2005, in Fort Smith. He married Jo Nell HICKEY Sept. 5, 2002, in Lawton. Survivors include his wife, of the home; four daughters, Jennifer, Ashley, Misty and Sarah; one step-daughter, Ashley; parents, Carl and Velda GIBBONS; three sisters, Virginia Marie, Linda Sue and Laurie June; two brothers, Steven Carl and James; six grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Frankie Lee YOUNG, Sr. and brother Frankie Lee YOUNG, Jr.

Sunday, September 4, 2005

Memorial services for Jane Elaine HOOVER ARMER, 58, of Sallisaw, are being held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Blackgum Harvestime Church, north of Vian with Rev. Dwain Davis officiating under the direction of the family. Mrs. ARMER was born Aug. 5, 1947, in Jackson, Mich., to Ed HOOVER and Betty HOOVER. She died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, in Sallisaw. She married Roger ARMER Dec. 2, 1983, in Blackgum. Survivors include her husband, Roger of Vian; one daughter, Jami; one son, Russell; three grandchildren; and parents, Ed and Betty HOOVER.

Funeral services for Edna Levera BARNES, 86, of Clayton, N.M., are being held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Assembly of God Church in Clayton with Rev. Randall Floyd and Pastor/Rev. Ed Wolfard officiating. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at the Fort Smith National Cemetery in Fort Smith with Rev. Tommy Treat, pastor of the Assembly of God Church in Muldrow. Fort Smith arrangements by Edwards Funeral Home in Fort Smith. Mrs. BARNES was born July 24, 1919, in Sofia, N.M., to Elmer Clarence DEPUE and Nellie Pearl (ROBERTSON) DEPUE. She died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, in Clayton, N.M. She married Raymond Leo BARNES Dec. 26, 1945, in Clayton. He preceded her in death Sept. 29, 1992. Survivors include two sons, Claude L. and his wife Anita, and C.R. and his wife Diane; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Elsie and Dollie; and two brothers, Clarence and his wife Carolyn, and Carroll and his wife Laura She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, eight sisters and one brothers.

Funeral services for Ouida BLACKWOOD, 82, of Hodgen, were held at 1:00 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in Heavener with Rev. R.M. Blackwood officiating. Burial was in Sehorn Cemetery in Waldron, Ark., under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home of Poteau. Mrs. BLACKWOOD was born April 18, 1923, in Waldron, Ark., to James Albert and Lala (PLUMMER) CRUTCHFIELD. She died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005, in Hodgen. She married R.M. BLACKWOOD May 14, 1943, in Wichita Falls, Texas. Survivors include her husband of the home; three daughters, Barbara Joyce, Teresa and husband Larry, Karen and husband Rusty; one brother, Lee Royce; three sisters, Leah Fern, Doris and Alberta; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Carmel CRUTCHFIELD.

Funeral services for Wilma Glenn EAGLE, 75, of Muldrow, are being held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the New Hope Baptist Church north of Muldrow with Revs. Curtis Mitchell and Eugene Kester officiating. Burial is in Akins Cemetery northeast of Sallisaw, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. Eagle was born Dec. 6, 1929, in Carrolton, Mo., to James HAYES and Gladys (BURKHARDT) HAYES. She died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, in Sallisaw. She married Goodlow EAGLE June 28, 1965, in Joliet, Ill. He preceded her in death Feb. 25, 1995 in Fort Smith, Ark. Survivors include six daughters, Peggy, Beth, Jennifer, Glenna ALLEN and LouAnna EAGLE both of Muldrow; two step-daughters, Melinda and Shirley; one son, Gregory; one step-son, Tom; four sisters, Alice, Kessie, Donna and DeEtta; two brothers, James and Carl; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Taymond TIETJENS, second husband, Goodlow EAGLE, one son, Stanley Ray TIETJENS, one daughter, Evelyn EAGLE and one brother, LeRoy HAYES.

Memorial services for June IRWIN, 65, of Sallisaw, are being held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Agent Chapel in Sallisaw with Rev. Brian Zinck officiating under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. IRWIN was born April 17, 1940, in Marcelline, Mo. She died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, in Fort Smith, Ark. She married Richard IRWIN Jan. 29, 1971, in Leawood, Kan.  Survivors include her husband, Richard of the home; two daughters, Phyllis and Terry; one son, Richard; two half-brothers; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Cremation for Barbara Ellen ROWLAND, 79, of Sallisaw, was under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith, Ark. Mrs. ROWLAND died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005, in Fort Smith.  Survivors include her husband, Wes ROWLAND of the home; one daughter, Debbie and husband Mike; three sisters, Sharyl and Bill, Belva, and Louann and Herb; two brothers, Bill and Dorothy, and Jim and Jerrie; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Thursday, September 8, 2005

Cremation for Darline M. BAKER, 58, of Sallisaw was under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. BAKER was born March 20, 1947, in Catskill Mountains, N.Y., to Kenneth PALMER and Barbara (MAYNARD) PALMER. She died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, in Sallisaw. She married Hugh BAKER July 28, 1992, in Reno, Nev. Survivors include her husband, Hugh of the home; one daughter, Paige; three grandchildren; mother, Barbara PALMER; one sister, Denise; one brother, Terry; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by one son, Tracy THOMAS and her father.

Funeral services for Trent A. CHOATE, 14, of Gore, were held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Vian Trinity Free Holiness Church in Vian with Revs. Ray Asher, Roger Alexander and Steve Connelly officiating. Burial was in Haven of Rest Cemetery in Vian, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. CHOATE was born June 18, 1991, in Gore, to Andy CHOATE and Gail ROBERTS. He died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005, in Tulsa. Survivors include his parents, Andy and Gail of the home; three brothers, Tyler, Taylor and Tanner; maternal grandmother, Armenda ROBERTS; paternal grandparents, Jack and Betty CHOATE; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Wilma D. FRASIER CORBIT, 70, of Muldrow, are being held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Akins Assembly of God Church northeast of Sallisaw with Rev. Monroe Lowrimore officiating. Burial is in Blackjack Cemetery northeast of Sallisaw, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. CORBIT was born Dec. 27, 1934, in Muldrow, to Floyd Franklin FRASIER and Nancy Vina (EDWARDS) FRASIER. She died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005, in Sallisaw. She married Billy CORBIT Sept. 17, 1983, in Akins. Survivors include her husband, Billy of the home; two daughters, Brenda and Pamela; one step-daughter, Sandra; two step-sons, Billy Gene, Jr. and Ronnie; five grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruby; and one brother, Herman. She was preceded in death by one sister, Hattie BRUCE and one brother, George B. FRASIER.

Graveside services for Irene Jones DANE, 87, of Sallisaw, were held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Resthaven Cemetery in Russellville, Ark., with Rev. Robert Polvado officiating under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. DANE was born Jan. 26, 1918, in Pottsville, Ark., to Arley JONES and Zetta JONES. She died Thursday, September 1, 2005, in Vian. She married Ralph Jesse DANE Dec. 12, 1936, in Russellville. Survivors include her husband, Ralph J. DANE of Sallisaw; one son and daughter-in-law, Glen and Joan; one sister, Vannie Mae; one brother, E.R.; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Graveside services for Alvin B. PARKER, 76, of Sallisaw, are being held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday at the Akins Cemetery northeast of Sallisaw with Rev. Tommy Noel officiating under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. PARKER was born May 3, 1929, in Brushy Community, to Alvin Blinton PARKER and Maude (WEBB) PARKER. He died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, in Sallisaw. Survivors include one daughter, Vicky J.; two sons, Virgil and Billy Gene; two sisters, Mamie and Helen; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, Clara LONG, Joyce ALLEN and Opal ANDERSON, one brother, Earl James PARKER and one great grandchild.

Funeral services for Donna Sue SPEER, 52, of Oklahoma City, were held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Vian Baptist Church in Vian with Revs. Don Scarlett and Jim Murphy officiating. Burial was in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Vian, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. She was born March 14, 1953, in Fort Smith, Ark., to John E. SPEER and Billie Berniece (PAYNE) SPEER. She died Friday, Sept. 2, 2005, in Tulsa. Survivors include one sister, Janie; one brother, John E., Jr.; two nephews; two great-nephews; and her dog.

Funeral services for Frank A. THORNTON, Jr., 65, of Vian, were held at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Vian High School Auditorium with Rev. Len McCarty officiating. Burial was in Garden of Memories Cemetery in Vian, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. THORNTON was born Sept. 26, 1939, in Vian, to Frank Alexander THORNTON, Sr. and Lucille (MONTGOMERY) THORNTON. He died Sept. 3, 2005, in Sallisaw. He married Margaret SWANGER Aug. 27, 1970, in Anaheim, Calif. Survivors include his wife, Margaret of the home; one son, Frank Ed; three daughters, Shelly, Laurie and Lisa; one step-son, Steven Marcus; 11 grandchildren; one brother, David; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Mary Catherine.

Memorial services for Tom WALTON, 64, of Muldrow, are being held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the Agent Chapel in Muldrow with Rev. Stanley Ledford officiating. Cremation is under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. Walton was born Dec. 5, 1940, in Stockton, Calif., to Claude WALTON and Laura Donell (SIMPSON) WALTON. He died Tuesday, September 6, 2005, in Muldrow. He married Velma LEDFORD MIZELL July 31, 1972, in Poteau.  Survivors include his wife, Velma of the home; two daughters, Mary and Marjorie; one step-daughter, Celeste; one son, Thomas, Jr.; three step-sons, Donnie, Scotty and Greg; one sister, Jenny; one brother, Buddy Ray; seven grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Cremation for Lois WEBER, 77, of Gore, was under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Gore. Memorial services will be Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Gore United Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m. Mrs. WEBER was born April 14, 1928, in Wheatland, Colo., to Lon MILLER and Wilma MILLER. She died Friday, Aug. 26, 2005, in Gore. She married Fount J. WEBER in 1973 in Las Vegas, Nev. Survivors include her husband, Fount of the home; one daughter, Diane; two sons, Dale and Dave.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Graveside services for Merle Jo BELL, 78, of Gore, were held at 11:00 a.m. Friday at the Round Mountain Cemetery east of Gore, with Rev. Kurt Henry officiating under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. BELL was born April 3, 1927, in Vananda, Mont., to Zeno Larue JOHNSTON and Gertrude Marie (CARTWRIGHT) JOHNSTON. She died Tuesday, September 6, 2005, in Fort Smith, Ark. She married Leonard Eugene BELL Jan. 7, 1948, in Billings, Mont. He preceded her in death Nov. 3, 1982. Survivors include one daughter, Dora Marie; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Barbara Louise and Dollie Agnes; one brother, Myron Larue; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Memorial services for Eady Lynn POLLOCK BOURNE, 34, of Fort Smith, Ark., were held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday at the Lewis Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort Smith. Mrs. BOURNE was born July 2, 1971 in Talihina. She died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005, in Fort Smith. Survivors include her husband, Randy; one daughter, Ashley; one son, Cole; father, Charley POLLOCK, Jr.; mother and step-father, Edith and Jimmy MOORE; four brothers, Stephen, Michael, Barry and Richard. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Charley and Sue POLLOCK of Bokoshe and maternal grandparents Ed and Cilla KARL of Pocola.

Funeral services for Dartha Marie DEWITT, 88, of Muldrow, are being held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the Agent Chapel in Muldrow with Rev. Steve Rutherford officiating. Burial is in Roland City Cemetery, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Muldrow. Mrs. DEWITT was born Sept. 11, 1916, in Southmade, Texas, to Tom KIRBY and Sallie Maude (WILLIS) KIRBY. She died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005, in Fort Smith, Ark. She married Stephen Louise DEWITT April 15, 1936, in Connersville. He preceded her in death Aug. 11, 1978. Survivors include one daughter, Viola; two sons, Floyd and Horace; one sister, Jeanette; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and one daughter, Sallie Marie DEWITT.

Funeral services for Jack KYLE, 69, of Fort Smith, Ark., are being held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the Agent Chapel in Sallisaw with Rev. Fred Oates officiating. Burial is in Akins Cemetery northeast of Sallisaw, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. KYLE was born Oct. 19, 1935, in Poinsett County, Ark., to Lamar KYLE and Edith (DAVIS) KYLE. He died Sept. 8, 2005, in Fort Smith. He married Delois ANDREWS May 22, 1974, in Fort Smith. Survivors include his wife, of the home; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Melissa and Donna, Kelly and Larry, and Kathy and Jim; three sons and daughters-in-law, Jason and Anna, Mike and Laurel, and Marvin and Linda; one sister and brother-in-law, Kay and Charles; one son-in-law, Pat; 19 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Crystal WILSON.

Memorial services for Francis Edward MAYHUE, 70, of Ada, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday Sept. 12, at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel in Ada with Rev. Daniel K. Schieffler officiating under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home of Ada. Mr. MAYHUE was born March 7, 1935, in Ada, to G.C. MAYHUE, Sr. and Geneva (HUMPHREY) MAYHUE. He died Sunday, September 4, 2005, in Ada. Survivors include one daughter, Elizabeth; one son, Ed; four grandchildren; one step-son, Bob; step-grandchildren, Madison and Mackenzie; a brother, G. C., Jr; one sister, Mary Jo; and nieces and nephews; one aunt, Mabel; and one cousin. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Charles Donald MAYHUE, and two sisters, Pauline MAYHUE and Ethel WALKER.

Funeral services for James F. TYLER, 68, of Springdale, Ark., are being held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Beard's Funeral Chapel in Fayetteville, Ark. with Rev. Charlie Foster officiating. Burial is in Oakland Cemetery in Springdale, under the direction of Beard's Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. of Fayetteville. Mr. TYLER was born Jan. 19, 1937, in Sallisaw, to Ernest and Ruth (LANCASTER) TYLER. He died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005, in Springdale. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Tracy and David; one daughter, Debbie; two brothers, Bill and Jerry; one sister, Sharon; three grandsons; and five granddaughters. He was preceded in death by one son, Terry TYLER and two brothers, E.T. and Paul TYLER.

Funeral services for Virgil F. WILCOX, 55, of Barling, Ark., were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday at the Lewis Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith, Ark. Burial was in Forest Park Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort Smith Mr. WILCOX died Sept. 7, 2005, in Barling. Survivors include one son, Kevin; two brothers, Harold, and Ron and wife Barbara; one sister-in-law, Kay; and one grandchild.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Funeral services for Lorene "Pat" BRACKETT, 65, of Sallisaw, were held at 1:00 p.m. Monday at the Agent Chapel in Sallisaw with Rev. Leroy Reid officiating. Burial was in Bunch Cemetery, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. BRACKETT was born Aug. 6, 1940, in Bunch, to Rev. Noble CASEY and Dora P. (ASBILL) CASEY. She died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005 in Sallisaw. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Josh and Sara; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Louise and Frank, and Pauline and Bill, Joanne and Charles, and Beverly; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Raymond V. CALLAHAN, 82, of Amber, formerly of Sallisaw, were held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at the First Assembly of God Church in Sallisaw with Revs. Robert L. Polvado and Randy Perry officiating. Burial was in Sallisaw City Cemetery in Sallisaw, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. CALLAHAN was born June 10, 1923, in Drakes Prairie, to Benjamin CALLAHAN and Elizabeth (SHOOK) CALLAHAN. He died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005, in Amber. He married Bonnie Mable ALLEN Feb. 17, 1940, in Sallisaw. Survivors include his wife, of the home; two daughters, Barbara and Shirley Kay; seven sons, Ben, Virgil Dean and Billy, Wesley, Charlie, John and Frank; 29 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchilldren; one brother, Bill; and one sister, Juanita. He was preceded in death by one son, J.R. CALLAHAN.

Funeral services for John "JC" COMBS, Sr., 44, of Liberal, Kan., will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Liberal with Revs. Wyatt Carpenter and Don Baldwin officiating. Burial will be in a local cemetery in Liberal, under the direction of Kitch-Brenneman Funeral Home of Liberal. Mr. COMBS was born July 14, 1961, in Fort Lee, Va., to James COMBS and Venita (HESTER) COMBS. He died Monday, Sept. 12, 2005, in Wichita, Kan. He married Patricia "Patty" REED, May 3, 1980, in Reno, Nev. Survivors include his wife; three sons, John, Jr, Travis and Justin; one daughter, Shawna and husband Ralph; mother, Venita COMBS; father, Jim COMBS; and one grandchild.

Funeral services for Ida P. CURRY, 92, of Sallisaw, are being held at 10:00 p.m. Thursday at the Church of the Nazarene in Sallisaw with Revs. Monroe Lowrimore and Jerry Townley officiating. Burial is in Sallisaw City Cemetery, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. CURRY was born June 19, 1913, in Sequoyah County, to E.L. LONG and Maggie (McCORN LONG. She died Monday, Sept. 12, 2005, in Sallisaw. She married John Raymond CURRY, April 13, 1929, in McKey. He preceded her in death, March 3, 1979. Survivors include four daughters, Maggie L., Eva Jean, Ethel and Florence Ann; four sons, Raymond, Aaron Jimmy, Rayburn Leroy "Peewee", and Roy Junior; 37 grandchildren; 72 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one sister, Effie HICKS, three brothers, Charles, Jimbo and Neely LONG, one son, Thomas CURRY and one grandson, Jimbo CURRY.

Graveside services for Rita Farrial DARCY, 63, of Sallisaw, are being held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Savanna Cemetery in Savanna with Rev. Eugen Sturgeon officiating under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. DARCY was born Aug. 10, 1942, in Savanna, to Julian Ted HOLT and Julia (RACKLEY HOLT. She died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005, in Sallisaw. She married Don DARCY April 1, 1960, in Savanna. Survivors include her husband, of the home; two daughters, Tracy, Donna and husband, Allen; one son, Larry and wife Lori; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ernest and Joe; and many family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Mary HOLT and four brothers, Leroy, James, Jessie and Wilson HOLT.

Funeral services for Daley Ray HICE, 82, of Paris, Ark., are being held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Roller Chapel in Paris. Burial is in Baxley Cemetery in Paris, under the direction of Roller Funeral Home of Paris. Mr. HICE died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005, in Charleston, Ark. Survivors include one daughter, Kathy; two sons, Danny Ray and Hershel; four sisters, Alta, Lorene, Wilma and Wanda; three brothers, Linnie, Velbert and Stanley; 16 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Rosa Bell (HOLSTED) HICE, wife, Edna Mae JONES HICE, brother, Amos Wiley HICE and two great-grandchildren. .

Funeral services for Fred McDONALD, 64, of Alma, Ark., were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Agent Chapel in Sallisaw with Rev. Brent Montgomery and Dr. Bennie Gooden officiating. Burial was in Sallisaw City Cemetery, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. McDONALD was born July 14, 1941, in Fort Smith, Ark., to Alfred Herschel McDONALD and Grace Stella (PINKERTON) McDONALD. He died Friday, Sept. 9, 2005, in Alma. He married Jo Helen HANNA June 30, 1967, in Alma.  Survivors include his wife, Jo Helen of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa Anne and Bill, and Amelia Jo and Corey; six grandchildren; and one brother, Donald. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Michel Damon McDONALD.

Funeral services for James "Bill" SERATT, 88, of Sallisaw, were held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at the Agent Chapel in Sallisaw with Rev. Lloyd Kingfisher officiating. Burial was in Sallisaw City Cemetery, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. SERATT was born Oct. 25, 1916, in Nicut, to Sam SERATT and Lou SERATT. He died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005, in Fort Smith, Ark. He married Wendeline RUSH June 15, 1946, in Kansas City, Mo. Survivors include his wife, of the home; one brother, Dean; four nieces; and two nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Champ SERATT, Haskell SERATT and Sammy THOMPSON.

Graveside services for Cora Jean WOODS, 49, of Roland, are being held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the Box Cemetery in Vian with Rev. Dwayne Davis officiating under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Roland. Mrs. WOODS was born Sept. 24, 1955, in Whittier, Calif., to Jerry Dean HARVEY and Zella Elizabeth (TRAMMELL) HARVEY. She died Monday, Sept. 12, 2005, in Fort Smith, Ark. She married Perry WOODS May 1, 1992, in Fort Smith. Survivors include her husband, of the home; one daughter, Terri Lynn; one son, Christopher James; one grandson; parents, Jerry and Zella HARVEY; one sister, Karen; two brothers, Sammy Ray and Timmy Wayne; five nieces; and two nephews; She was preceded in death by two brothers, Jerry Leon and Ronnie Allen HARVEY.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Graveside services for Cletus RAPE, 87, of Sallisaw, were held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at the Sallisaw City Cemetery with Rev. Tommy Shropshire officiating under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. RAPE was born Jan. 7, 1918, in Sallisaw, to Ben ROBERTS and Myrtle KUYKENDALL. She died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005, in Vian. Survivors include one daughter, Shirley and husband Kenneth; three sons, Bob and wife Lois, Billy and wife Dee, and Jerry and wife Jena; one sister, Audy; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Jesse, one daughter, Patsy ANDERSON, one granddaughter, Dawn HORTON and two brothers, Grady and B.G. ROBERTS.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Funeral services for Andy CARR, 98, of Roland, I.T., are being held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday at the Agent Chapel in Muldrow with Rev. Phil Smith officiating. Burial is in Roland City Cemetery, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Muldrow. Mr. CARR was born Dec. 23, 1906, in Roland, to Joshua Ketchum CARR and Susie Jane (WEAVER) CARR. He died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005, in Roland. He married Gatsy Marie SHAMBLIN, Nov. 23, 1959, in Sallisaw. She preceded him in death, Aug. 29, 1994. Survivors include one step-daughter, Mary Ann; one step-granddaughter; one step-grandson; one brother, James K. "Jim"; four step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Graveside services for John E. DONNELL, 56, of Oklahoma City, were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Box Cemetery north of Vian with Rev. Dale Ritter officiating under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. Donnell was born July 9, 1949, in Oklahoma City, to Dr. John DONNELL and Betty (BABCOCK) DONNELL. He died Friday, Sept. 16, 2005, in Oklahoma City. Survivors include one son, Brad; one grandson; one sister, Nancy; three nieces; and one nephew.

Graveside services for Charles Ray NELKE, 58, of Fort Smith, Ark., are being held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday at the New Hope Cemetery in Spiro under the direction of Fentress Mortuary of Fort Smith. Mr. Nelke died Monday, Sept. 19, 2005, in Fort Smith. Survivors include one daughter, Christina MILLICAN of Ozark, Ark.; one son, Shannon; mother, Macie TRICE; one brother, John; and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services for Essie Mae THOMAS, 85, of Rudy, Ark., were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren, Ark. Burial was in Mt. McCurry in Rudy, under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren. Mrs. THOMAS died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005, in Rudy. Survivors include two daughters, Norma and Sharon; five sons, Leon, Raymond, Gary, Cletus and Travis; three sisters, Edna, Mildred and Carol; three brothers, James, Marshall and Rollie; 19 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jospeh J. RINKER and Mamie (JENNINGS) RINKER and also one daughter Joann FLOWERS and her husband Richard THOMAS.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Funeral services for Doyle AKINS, 68, of Van Buren, Ark., are being held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Spiro with Rev. Jerry Underwood officiating. Burial is in Spiro City Cemetery, under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Spiro. Mr. AKINS was born Jan. 5, 1937, in Tucker, to Virgil AKINS and Ettie DUNCAN. He died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005, in Fort Smith, Ark. Survivors include two daughters, Janniece, and Sherry and husband Tony; one son, Michael; two sisters, Ora and husband Joe, and Iia and husband Joe; two brothers, Herchel and wife Bonnie, and Raymond and wife Louise; five grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Geraldean (VINCENT), two brothers, Carl and Thurman AKINS, a niece, Cathy BOYD and a nephew, Don AKINS.

Graveside services for Chyanna Nicole HOLT, an infant, of Sallisaw, were held at 10:00 a.m. Friday at the Gans Cemetery with Rev. Tommy Osman officiating under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Holt was born Sept. 20, 2005, in Poteau, to Dean S. HOLT and Stephanie Ann (SWIRES) HOLT. She died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005, in Poteau.Survivors include her parents, Dean and Stephanie HOLT of Sallisaw; maternal-grandparents, Rhonda and Steven SWIRES; paternal-grandparents, David HODGES and Phyllis DERRICK; maternal-great-grandparents, Don and Shirley; paternal-great-grandmother, Fern HODGES; and uncle, Brandon OSBORN.

Funeral services for Louise IRVIN, 81, of Fort Smith, Ark., are being held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the Edwards Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Smith. Burial is in Woodlawn Memorial Park in Fort Smith, under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith. Mrs. IRVIN died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005, in Fort Smith. Survivors include her husband, Calvin IRVIN of the home; three daughters, Patsy, Mary and Wanda; sons, Bill and Kenneth; sisters, Thelma and Dorothy; brothers, Doyle, Carl and Bill; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Arizona JAMESON, 82, of Fort Smith, Ark., are being held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Arkoma. Burial is in Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Fort Smith, under the direction of Fentress Mortuary of Fort Smith, Ark. Mrs. JAMESON died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005, in Fort Smith. Survivors include three daughters, Anna, LaNelle and Mary; one foster daughter, Jewell; six sisters, Zelma, Thelma, Pauline, Elva Dean, Betty Jean, and Joyce; one sister-in-law, Minnie; 12 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Perry JAMESON, parents, Robert Center BURRELL and Maudie Belle COMBS, and two brothers, Elmer and Roy BURRELL.

Graveside services for Edgar N. LONG, 72, of Sallisaw, were held at 11:00 a.m. Friday at the Buffington Cemetery west of Sallisaw with Rev. Freddie Howard officiating under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. Long was born June 4, 1933, in Pryor, to Everett Thomas LONG and Clara (PARKER) LONG. He died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005, in Sallisaw. He married Juanita TAYLOR ,April 26, 1958, in Stilwell. Survivors include his wife, Juanita of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Athena and William; three sons and daughters-in-law, John and Joyce, and Roger and Maria, and Rocky and Kellie; one sister, Anona; three brothers, Bryan, Ronnie and Mike; 10 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents, one granddaughter, Jonelle LONG and two brothers, Billy Ray LONG and Bobby Sherrell LONG.

Funeral services for Delta STEWART McDERMOTT, 92, of Tulsa, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday at the Fitzgerald Ivy Chapel in Tulsa. Burial will be at 2p.m. in Sallisaw City Cemetery, under the direction of Fitzgerald Ivy Chapel of Tulsa. Mrs. McDERMOTT was born Aug. 30, 1913, in Gans, to Claude and Dora (TORBETT) STEVENSON. She died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005, in Tulsa. She married Louie STEWART, June 9, 1935. He preceded her in death 1966. She married John D. McDERMOTT, Feb. 1984. He preceded her in death in 1987. Survivors include two sons, Charles and wife Lynda, and Steve and wife Chris; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Funeral services for Jack BARRISH, 67, of Fort Smith, Ark., are being held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, at the Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home Chapel in Van Buren, Ark. Burial is in U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith, under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren. Mr. BARRISH died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005, in Fort Smith. Survivors include his wife, Lora, of the home; two daughters, Jennifer and Janine and her husband Jason; one son, Jonathan; one sister, Mary Ann; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services for Bob BRANHAM, 67, of Sallisaw, were held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Agent Chapel in Sallisaw with Rev. Leroy Reid officiating. Cremation was under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. BRANHAM was born Feb. 5, 1938, in Sallisaw, to Jesse Earl BRANHAM and Cara (BREWER) BRANHAM. He died Friday, Sept. 23, 2005, in Sallisaw. He married Deborah Ann CARPENTER, in 1976 in Fort Smith, Ark. She preceded him in death, April, 24, 2000, in Sallisaw. Survivors include one daughter, Carla Dee; four sons, Jason, Bobby, Timmy Lee and Brent; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lena and Carlene; and one brother, Jesse Earl, Jr. He was preceded in death by his wife, Deborah and one grandson.

Funeral services for Jack BRUN, 81, of Bella Vista, Ark., will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren, Ark. Burial will be in U.S National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Ark., under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren. Mr. BRUN was born 1924, in Greenwood, Ark., to Juanita SCALES and Everett CLARK. He died Sept. 26, 2005, in Bella Vista. Survivors include his wife, Mickey Anible BRUN; one daughter, Teresa; five sons, Jack, Jr., Lee, David, Mick and Mike; one siste, Juanita; and two grandchildren.

Graveside services for Teresa Lynn CALDWELL, 41, of Claremore, were held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Bunch Cemetery with Rev. Chris Golden officiating under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Stilwell. Mrs. Caldwell was born March 21, 1964, in Stilwell, to Wayne CENTER and Sue (LATTA) CENTER. She died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005, in Mangum. She married James Michael CALDWELL in Tulsa. Survivors include her husband, Mike CALDWELL; one daughter, Hannah; her parents, Wayne and Sue CENTER; one sister, Andrea; maternal grandmother, Alice LONGLEY; aunts and uncles, Dorothy, Bill and Teresa, Mike and Sharon, and Bob and Wanda. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Ed LATTA, grandmother, Mary CENTER, one aunt, Kathleen CARSON and one uncle, Richard HARTMAN.

Funeral services for Bill LEWIS, 64, of Gore, are being held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the First Assembly of God Church in Gore with Rev. Floyd Collins officiating. Burial is in Round Mountain Cemetery east of Gore, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Gore. Mr. LEWIS was born May 24, 1941, in Vian, to Tom LEWIS and Ola Mae (RUTHERFORD) LEWIS. He died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, in Gore. He married Beatrice COWETT, July 6, 1963, in Stilwell. Survivors include his wife, Bea of the home; one daughter, Bonnie; one son, Billy Ray, Jr. ; three grandchildren; two sisters, Edna and Barbara Sue; six brothers, Tommy, John, Bob, Ed, Jerry and Jim; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Jeanne BURTON-LIMORE, 48, of Sallisaw, were held at 10:00 a.m. Monday at the Oakridge Assembly of God in Sallisaw with Revs. Gary Mullin and Bill Wainwright officiating. Mrs. LIMORE was born Feb. 23, 1957, in Fresno, Calif., to Grady Vaughn HATCHER and Betty Jane WILLIAMS. She died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005, in Sallisaw. Survivors include her husband, Will LIMORE of the home; one daughter, Erin and husband Jason; one son, Matthew and wife Misty; one nephew; one sister, Terri; one niece; mother and step-father, B.J. and Chuck DUVALL; five grandchildren; one step-son, Johnathan and his wife Trish; and one step-granddaughter, Katie Lynn. She was preceded in death by her father, John HATCHER and one sister, Cynthia HATCHER.

Funeral services for Ollie M. LUND, 60, of Havana, Ark., are being held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the Roller Funeral home Chapel in Booneville, Ark. Burial is in Moores Chapel Cemetery in Waveland, Ark., under the direction of Roller Funeral Home of Booneville. Mrs. LUND was born July 14, 1945, in Reedley, Calif., to John D. and Callie O. (BRATTON) RIDDLE. She died Monday, Sept. 26, 2005. Survivors include her husband, Edward LUND; three daughters, Donna and fiancé James, Penny and John, and Patricia and Kevin; one sister, Diane; one brother, Johnny; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, one granddaughter Jenifer KARNES, ,two sisters, Maxine MORTON and Mary Francis HUSLEY and one brother, Elvis HUSLEY.  

Funeral services for Carolyn Cush McALLISTER, 73, of Alma, Ark., is being held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the Ocker Chapel in Alma. Burial is in Evergreen Cemetery in Alma, under the direction of Ocker Funeral home of Alma. Mrs. McAllister died Monday, Sept. 26, 2005, in Fort Smith, Ark. Survivors include five daughters, Lisa M., Teresa L., Debra K., Gayle E. and Sandra J.; four sons, John E. and David M., Gary E. and Jerry R.; two sisters, Louise and Mary; 23 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe McALLISTER.

Funeral services for Olive PATE, 88, of Muldrow, formerly of Fouke, Ark., were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Silverino Baptist Church near Fouke with Rev. Larry Earhart officiating. Burial was in the Silverino Cemetery, under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Stamps, Ark. Mrs. PATE was born May 21, 1917, in Boston, Texas. She died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005, in Fort Smith, Ark. Survivors include two daughters, Dora and Ruth; three brothers, Jessie, Ray, and Carroll; three sisters, Vivian, Margaret, and Jean; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Morris PATE.

Memorial services for Betty B. "Bunny" ROBERTS, 46, of Sheboygan, Wis., formerly of Sallisaw, were held at 5:00 p.m. Monday at the Plymouth Alliance Church with Rev. Bob Brannon officiating. Memorial services will also be held next summer in Sallisaw.Cremation was under the direction of Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth, Wis. Mrs. ROBERTS was born Aug. 5, 1959, in Sallisaw, to Columbus and Betty Jo (WATTS) SHAHAN. She died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005, in Sheboygan. She married Jeffrey Richard "Dusty" ROBERTS, Aug. 20, 1977, in Jacksonville, Fla. Survivors include her husband, Jeffrey of the home; two daughters, Mandy; Candy Bonita and her husband Matt; one son, Jason; two grandchildren; one brother, Danny and wife Jean; one sister, Vera and husband Pete; father-in-law, Richard A. ROBERTS; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Roxanne and husband Jim, and Sandy and husband Jim, Russell and wife Shannon, and Tim; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Irene ROBERTS and two nephews.

Graveside services for Lela ROGERS, 97, of Van Buren, Ark., were held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Salem Cemetery in Cedarville, Ark., under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren. Mrs. ROGERS died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005, in Van Buren. Survivors include one son-in-law, Norman; one granddaughter; two great-grandsons; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard ROGERS and daughter, Glenna MARION.

The family held a private service for Sadie STONEBRAKER, 85, of Fort Smith, Ark., on Tuesday, in Roland under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren, Ark. Mrs. STONEBRAKER died Monday, Sept. 26, 2005, in Fort Smith. Survivors include three daughters, Ethel, Irene and Patsy Ann; three sisters, Virgie , Iva and Ann ; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Maggie Jerrell COX and one sister, Ellen JOHNSON.

Graveside services for Jack Jr. TILLERY, 70, of Sallisaw, are being held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Lee's Chapel Cemetery, south of Muldrow, with Brother in Christ Charles Mahan officiating under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. TILLERY was born Dec. 2, 1934, in Altus, to Jack TILLERY and Naomi (GRADY) TILLERY. He died Monday, Sept. 26, 2005, in Fort Smith, Ark. He married Nona Faye QUALLS, Nov. of 1960, in Poteau. Survivors include his wife, Nona of the home; one son, Billy Don; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.

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