Monday, January 15, 2018

Steven Hudson



Steven Jeffory Hudson, 50, of Shady Point, OK passed away, Sunday, January 14, 2018, in Shady Point.  Steven was born January 22, 1967, in San Diego, CA to Doyle Eugene & Mary Alyce (Hewitt) Hudson.  He was a veteran of the US Navy.  Steven was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Karen Alexander and brother in law, Harold Alexander.

Survivors include his wife, Rhonday "Michele" Hudson; daughters, Sarah & Derek Guyette, Caitlin Hudson and Tori Peterson; grandchildren, Tristan Bowlin, Allie Grace Bowlin, Elijah Guyette, Kenliegh Hudson, Porter Hudson and Sageleigh James Duncan; other relatives, loved ones and friends.
Memorial Services will be 2 pm, Saturday, January 20, 2018, at Shady Point Assembly of God, Shady Point, OK.

Bryon "Bear" Cherry



Bryon Wade "Bear" Cherry, 56, of Broken Bow, OK passed away January 14, 2018,  in Tulsa, OK.  Bear was born September 16, 1961,  in Poteau, OK to Wade Lee & Ellen Estell (Copeland) Cherry.  He was  a heavy machinery mechanic.   He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his daughters, Larrissa Allen of Ft. Smith, AR, Bea Mize of Talihina, OK, Tasha Montang of North Platt, NE; son, Justin Mize of Tulsa, OK; sisters, Kay McConnell of Moore, OK, Gail Maiorano of Claremore, OK, Rhonda Thompson of Panama, OK; other relatives, loved ones and friends.

Services will be 10 am, Thursday, January 18, 2018, at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau with Dale Lowrimore officiating.  Interment will follow in Shady Point Cemetery, Shady Point, OK.  Pallbearers will be Dennis James, Austin Herald, J.C. Remy, Joe Christenberry, Jeff Cagle & Howard Cagle.  The family will be at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 5-7 pm to visit with relatives & friends.

Fynley June Biernacki



Fynley June Biernacki, infant daughter of Jacob Ryan  & Stacia Danell (Hall) Biernacki   was born  Saturday, January 13, 2018 in Tulsa, OK & passed away January 14, 2018 in Tulsa.  She was preceded in death by her paternal great grandmother, Lila Fairless & maternal great grandfather, Danny Bell.
Fynley is survived by her parents, Jacob & Stacia; brothers, Braxton & Corbin Biernacki; sisters, Raycee Biernacki, Kaylyx Thompson; paternal grandparents, Donny & Kay Gollihare of Panama, OK; maternal grandparents, Jeff & Danette Been of Shady Point, OK; paternal great grandfather, Harlen Fairless of Ft. Smith, AR; maternal great grandparents, Charles & Brenda Cook of Poteau, OK; aunts & uncles,  Ky Harrison & Tyler Butler, Kyle & Kristin Been, Lasea Been, Kyle & Laura House, Gary & Kali Beason, Bryan Lockaby, Josh & Brandi Burris, Chris & Jenny Gollihare; other relatives, loved ones and friends.

Services will be 2 pm, Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK with Rev. Robert Hill officiating.  Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Panama, OK.

AG Rogers



Albert George "AG" Rogers, 82, of Lead Hill, AR went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 12, 2018, in Fayetteville, AR.  AG was born February 23, 1935, in Peno, OK to Henry Franklin & Edith Ray (Brooks) Rogers.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.  AG was a Christian who loved the Lord and attended Peel Full Gospel Church.  He enjoyed studying his Bible & teaching Sunday School.  AG was an avid fisherman who always wanted to stay long enough to catch one more fish.  He was friendly to everyone and felt he never met a stranger.  AG was a retired meat market manager and has owned his own store and processing plant.  He was always happy and was often known as the whistling butcher.  After retirement he stayed busy going to his grand and great grandchildren's sporting, band, and school events.  He tried not to miss one.  His family feels so blessed  to have had him for such a long time.  The men in his family are thankful for his guidance, leadership, and example.  He will always live on in our hearts.  He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Gary Duane & brother, Glenn Rogers.



Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Margie Ruth; daughter & son in law, Theanna & Gregg Benefiel of Marshall, AR; son & daughter in law, Todd & Lesa Rogers of Harrison, AR; grandchildren, James & Amy Benefiel, Katie Benefiel, Ashton, Kolby & Emmalee Rogers; great grandchildren, Allie & Gavin Bryant, Gregg Benefiel, Cassandra Benefiel, Sawyer Boyd, Samuel Benefiel; sisters &  husbands, Peggy Kazmirski of Ft. Smith, AR, Brenda & Darrell Borum of Arkoma, OK, Debbie & Bill Frye of Greenwood, AR; brother & wife, Billy Jack & Glenda Rogers of Arkoma, OK; many nieces, nephews & friends.



The will be visitation on Thursday evening from 5-7 pm, at Holts Funeral Home, 1904 Capps Rd, in Harrison, AR.  Services will be 2 pm, Friday at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK with Curly Johnson & David Campbell officiating.  Interment will follow in Shady Point Cemetery, Shady Point, OK. 




Deborah Mills

Beloved Mother, Grandmother & Friend, Deborah Joan Mills, 65, of Poteau, OK passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018, in Poteau.  Deborah was born March 12, 1952 in Los Angeles, CA to Leo H & Elaine Lona (Valkenaur) Sears.  She was a registered nurse.  Deborah was preceded in death by her husband, Harrison Wayne Mills and her parents; and brother, David.



Survivors include her sons & daughters in law, Nathan & Karen Mills of Poteau, OK, Michael & Serah Mills of San Antonio, TX; brothers  Leo, Paul, Peter, Andrew & Tim; sisters, April & Tracy; other relatives, loved ones and friends.



The family will be at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6-8 pm to visit with relatives & friends.  Private services will be held at a later date.



The family requests no flowers. Donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, PO Box 4527 NY, NY 10163, 800-344-4867, or online.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Lorene B. Walker





Lorene Bessie  (Ford) Walker, 87, of Poteau, OK passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018, in Poteau.  Lorene was born in Prairie View, AR to Emmett & Bessie (Cauldwell) Clough.  She was preceded in death by her brother, J.B. Clough; sister, Pearl Britton; and son, Teddie Ford.

Survivors include her husband, Ed Walker; daughters, Betty Yarbrough & husband Jim of Poteau, Joyce Couch of Howe, Doris Morris & husband Keith of Poteau; sons, Freddie & Eddie Ford of Poteau; 15 grandchildren; 44 great grandchildren; 10 great great grandchildren; brother, E.C. Clough of AR; sisters, Barbara Belknap & husband Burt of Cove, AR, Mary James & husband Charlie of Shady Point, OK; stepchildren, Belva Joyce Walker of AR, Cheryl Walker of OK, Elaine Douthat of MO, Janie Holloway of OK, Christine Walker of FL, Bobby Walker of AR, Anthony Walker of MO, Nathan Ray Walker of OK; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, loved ones and friends.

Services will be 10 am, Monday, January 15, 2018 , at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK with Rev. Harold Thompson officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. View/Glendale Cemetery, Wister, OK.  Pallbearers will be Chris Ford, Bud Killion, Greg Herndon, Alex Herndon, Danny Walker & Kevin Yarbrough.

The family will be at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-6 pm to visit with relatives & friends.