Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Doug Ford



    William Douglas "Doug" Ford, 60, of Cameron, OK passed away Friday, September 15, 2017 in Houston, Tx.  Doug was born March 20, 1957 in Tulsa, OK to William and Sally (Caughron) Ford. He was very dedicated to providing for his family by serving 30 years in the oil field industry and 10 years as a truck driver. Doug was an avid OU fan.  He loved spending time with his family and friends. Especially attending the various activities of all his grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents William and Sally Ford.

      Doug is survived by his wife Patricia Ford of the home, two daughters, Kim Gotes and husband Scott of Cameron, OK; Karen Hargrove and husband Kendall of Rock Island, OK; eight grandkids; Jordyn, Faith, Jacob, Hope, Parker, Brea, Levi and Caden. One brother, Rick Nye and wife Karen of Fort Smith, AR; two sisters Jan Ford of Howe, OK; Missy Odom and husband Curtis of Cameron, OK. Three nephews Ryan, Richie and Rodney. Two nieces Katie and Loren. Numerous other relatives, loved ones and friends.

           Services will be 2 pm, Friday, September 22, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Poteau, Ok with Reverends Leonard Presley and Travis Cook officiating. Interment will be in Fairhill (Knothole) Cemetery, Cameron, OK.  Pallbearers will be: Kendall Hargrove,  Shannon  McClary, Ryan Nye,  Kyle McClary,  Richie Nye, David McClary,  Rodney Nye,  AJ Thompson, Clint Morris.  Honorary Pallbearers will be: Rick Nye, Caden Colbert, Scott Gotes,  Curtis Odom, Jacob Gotes, Tim Slone & David Hadley.

The family will be at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6-8 pm to visit with relatives & friends.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Mace "Rick" Davidson



Mace "Rick" Davidson, 55, of  Shady Point, OK passed away Monday, September 18, 2017 in Shady Point, OK.  Rick was born May 12, 1962 in Poteau, OK to Jerry & Margaret (Mattox) Davidson.  He was a concrete and oil field worker.

Survivors include his wife Barbara Gullick Davidson of the home; 2 Sons Justin Montez and wife Jess, Joshua Turner; 3 Daughters Betty Wellman and husband Robert, Destinie Gullick and husband Billy, Jessica Hamm and husband Eric; 10 Grandchildren Troy, Trevor, and Hunter Montez, Paris Wellman, Jaelynn McConnell, Candelyn Kitchens, Courtney Kitchens, Joni Gullick, Jillian Abrahamson, and Rileigh Abrahamson; 2 Brothers Jerry D. Davidson, and Calvin C. Billy; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives, loved ones and friends.

Graveside Services will be 10 am,  Saturday,  September 23, 2017 at the Howe Cemetery, Howe, OK with Rev. Jim Cook officiating.   

The family will be at the funeral home on Friday from 6-8 pm to visit with relatives & friends.


Patsy West



Patsy Irene West, 79, of Poteau, OK passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017 in Ft. Smith, AR.  Patsy was born December 12, 1937 in Poker Bend, OK to William & Julia (Owings) Lovell.  She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Donald West Jr., brothers, Dale, Doyle, Murl, Earl, Durl & Burl; sisters, Lilli & Willie Weaver, Mildred Easton & Flossie Lovell; granddaughter, Julie Couch; great grandson, Christian West.



Survivors include her daughter, Bridget Evans of Heavener, OK; grandchildren, Toby West of Beaumont, TX, Laura Suggs & Shannon of Greenwood, AR, April Richey of Heavener, OK, Jason & Julie West of Tulsa, OK, Melanie Brown of Heavener, OK; 14 great grandchildren; 7 great great grandchildren ; sisters, Mosseline Parr of OKC, Colleen Burton of Spiro, OK; other relatives, loved ones and friends.



Services will be 10 am Friday, September 22, 2017 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK with Don Martin officiating.  Interment will follow in Poker Bend Cemetery, Poker Bend, OK.  Pallbearers will be Ethan  & Caleb Underwood, Shannon Suggs, Jason West, Brandon & Devin Owens.  Honorary pallbearer will be Jimmy Couch.



The family will be at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6-8 pm to visit with relatives & friends.

Monday, September 18, 2017

John Trinkle



          John Trinkle, 93, of  Huntsville, AR (formerly of  Poteau, OK) passed away Saturday, September 16, 2017 in Huntsville.  John was born January 12, 1924 in Poteau, OK to Joseph & Cecilia (Huber) Trinkle.  He was a veteran of the US Army and served in Korea.
         Graveside services will be 1 pm, Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at Oakland Cemetery, Poteau, OK with Kevin Trinkle officiating.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Walter Gene Steele



Walter Gene Steele, 80, of Pocola, OK passed away Monday, September 11, 2017 in Pocola.  Walter was born January 16, 1937 in Pocola, OK to Walter & Viola (Kilgore) Steele.   He worked for Pocola Police for 15 years; the Walter Steele Bill  is a law named after him from his police duty.   He  retired from Weldon Williams & Lick.  Walter was a very loving and great father.  He was well liked in the community.  He started the Pocola Football League.  Walter  was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Barbara Steele & Darlene Newman; brothers, Ernest Coleman & George Risinger.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years , Loretta Sue (Neighbors) Steele; 4 children, Mitchell Steele, Rocky & Sharon Steele of Pocola, Barbie Chronister of Fayetteville, AR, Misty & James Dunn of Van Buren, AR; grandchildren, Chad Steele, Nikki Woodrum, Dusty Steele,  Patrick Steele, Cassie Sharum, Hogan Dunn, Seth Dunn, Sydney Chronister; 5 great grandchildren; other relatives, loved ones and friends.

Services will be 10 am, Thursday, September 14, 2017 graveside at Woodlawn Cemetery, Ft. Smith, AR.  with Rev. Richard Maness officiating.   The family will be at the funeral home in Pocola on Wednesday evening from 5-7 pm to visit with relatives & friends.