Monday, August 21, 2017

Luretha Carol Caldwell



Luretha Carol Caldwell, 82, of  Poteau, OK passed away Saturday, August 19, 2017 in Heavener, OK.  Luretha was born December 10, 1934 in Tarby, OK to Leonard Earl & Lena Viola (Dickinson) Coggins.  She was a program director for USDA. Luretha was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church where she played piano and organ.  She also played for the Poteau Business Men's Choral Group, Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs.  She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Jerry Coggins & the father of her children, Bruce Caldwell.

Survivors include her daughter & son in law, Michele & Todd Peters of Poteau, OK; sons & daughters in law,  Mark & Lorraine Caldwell of  Poteau, OK, Matt & Donna Caldwell of Sallisaw, OK;  6 grandchildren, Chase Caldwell, Chelsea Thomas, Lisa Minor, Samantha Cory,  Aaron Caldwell & Leah Montgomery; 5 great grandchildren, Lizzie Thomas, Fletcher Mark Thomas, Easton Montgomery, Thatcher Minor & Tucker Minor; sister, Nancy Coggins  Rotz of Cushing, OK; brother, Dr. Larry Coggins of Oklahoma City; nieces, Dr. Lisa Rotz and Nancy Rotz Jackson; other relatives, loved ones and friends.

Memorial  services will be 10 am, Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Southside Baptist Church,  Poteau, OK with Revs. Jim Reed and Jim Cook officiating. 

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

Contributions (checks may be made to the Luretha Coggins Caldwell Music Education Scholarship).  CASC Development Foundation, 1507 S. McKenna, Poteau, OK 74953 Contact Mandy Roberts, CASC - 918-647-1214.


Ola L. Dolph



Ola L. Dolph, 101, of Wister, OK passed away Sunday, August 20, 2017 in Poteau.  Ola was born October 24, 1915 to Robert & Maude Grigsby.    Ola loved her family dearly and she cooked Sunday Dinner every week until she was 90 years old.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Milburn Dolph; son & daughter in law, Bill W. & Ellen "Louise" Dolph; daughter, Betty Priest; grandsons, Ricky Dolph, Tommy Littlecrow; great granddaughter, Andrea Littlecrow; great great grandson, Parker Dolph; sisters, Pauline Reece & Virginia Gaither.

Survivors include her granddaughters,  Lynell & husband Willie Carshall of Wister, OK, Rhonda Woodruff of Wister, Pam Thurman of Tulsa;  grandsons, Billy Dolph  & Tommy Dolph of Wister, Mickey Williams of Tulsa; great grandkids, Eric & wife Elysia Dolph, Tiffany & husband Johnny Martin; great great grandsons, Hoyt & Christian Dolph, Cordell Martin all of Wister; many other grand & great grandchildren; sisters, Eva Pickle & Doris Sanchez; other relatives & loved ones.

Graveside services will be 10 am, Tuesday, August 22, 2017  at Ellis Chapel Cemetery, Wister, OK with Clyde Steelman officiating.  Interment will follow.

Friday, August 18, 2017

B.T. Davis



B.T. Davis, 88, of Howe, OK passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017 in Ft. Smith, AR.  B.T. was born May 11, 1929 to Elra & Ruby (Spears) Davis.   He was a lineman for Kiamichi Electric for 42 years.  B.T. was a devoted member of Broadway Church of Christ in Poteau, OK.  He enjoyed fishing and woodworking.  But his favorite past-time was family and playing with grand and great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Roger Davis and infant sister, Ruby Nell.

Survivors include his wife, Edna Rea (Kinnikin) of the home; daughters, Janice Lungstrum & husband Dennis of Howe, OK, Susan (Kiger) Davis of Hackett, AR; 4 grandchildren, Rob Lungstrum & wife Kathie of McAlester, OK,  Anthony "T.J." Lungstrum & wife Sarah of Fulton, MO, Tonya Swim & husband Kent of Verdigris, OK, Joe Ryan Kiger & wife Katie of North Little Rock, AR; 4 great grandchildren, Autumn, Meadow & Matthew Lungstrum, Finley Swim; 1 sister, Rachel McClain & husband Don of Wilburton, OK; 1 brother, Marion "Bubby" Davis & wife Margaret of Pond Creek, OK; sister in law, Helen Davis of Wilburton, OK; aunt, Fern McCabe of Wilburton, OK; other relatives, loved ones and many friends.

Services will be 2 pm, Tuesday,  August 22, 2017 at Evans Chapel of Memories.  Private interment will be at Howe Cemetery.

The family will be at the funeral home on Monday evening from 5-7 pm to visit with relatives & friends.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Jack Dempsey Harris



Jack Dempsey Harris, 92, of Panama, OK passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017 in Panama.  Jack was born  June 20, 1925 in Williams, OK to Wiley & Tempy (Garrett) Harris.  He was a retired factory worker, farmer & entertainer by heart.  Jack was named after the great boxer Jack Dempsey.  When Jack got older he went to California to fulfill his dreams of becoming a boxer, but the only bout he had was boxing oranges.  Jack was a great entertainer.  He loved to make people laugh; he loved to sing, play the spoons and play dominoes with his in-laws & friends.  His greatest performance was dressing up  as Geraldine. But his Grand Finale is performing in Heaven.  Jack was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Debbie McGrath; grandson, Joshua Edwards; brothers, Paul, Roger, Dooley, Palmer & Eugene Harris; sister, Maxine Pierce.



Survivors include his wife of 61 years (married March 10, 1956) Imogene (Hale)  of the home; sons, Gary Cloud of Panama, Ronnie Harris & wife Barbara of Poteau, Donnie Harris & wife Lillie of Panama, Jackie Harris & wife Judy, Eugene Harris & wife Shelly all of Shady Point; daughter, Trudy Edwards & husband Freddie of Cameron; brother, Bobby Dale "Buddy" Harris & wife Connie of Panama; sister, Mary Brassfield of Spiro; grandchildren, Jason Cloud & wife Alba of Panama, Kelly Brown & husband Thomas of Shady Point, Ronnie Harris Jr. & wife April of Van Buren, AR, Jennifer Gollihare & husband Chris of Panama, Jeff Potter of Spiro, Matthew Harris, Jackie Wayne Harris & wife Jamie all of Panama, Dusty Harris & wife Kelly of Norman, Timothy Edwards & wife Sara of Rock Island, Kevin Edwards & wife Miranda of Peoria, IL, Eric Edwards & wife Priscilla of Bandy, VA, Nicole Boone & husband Colton of Panama, Bradley Harris of Shady Point; 18 great grandchildren; 4 great great  grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.



Services will be 2 pm - Monday, August 21, 2017 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau with Jim Cook officiating.  Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Panama.  Pallbearers will be Jason Cloud, Ronnie Harris Jr, Timothy Edwards, Jackie Wayne Harris, Dusty Harris & Bradley Harris.  Honorary pallbearers  will be Kevin Edwards, Eric Edwards, Jeff Potter, Chris Gollihare, Matthew Harris, Colton Boone & Thomas Brown.



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

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Scott Saling



Scott Saling, 54, of Spiro, OK passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017 in Tulsa, OK.  Scott was born August 15, 1963 in Boron, CA to William & Ava (Watt) Saling.  He was a heavy equipment operator, construction worker & mason.  He was preceded in death by his father, William Saling; brother, Bill Saling; grandparents, Cecil & Ruby Watt, Leonard Sr. & Leota Hill; nephew, David Payton.

Scott is survived by his daughter, Allyn Saling of Maryland; parents, Ava & Leonard Hill of Panama, OK; sisters, Gina & Rod Birckel of Porum, OK, Gaye & Shawn McGuinness of Georgia; brother, Shane Saling of Spiro, OK; nephews, Justin & Erika Hendren of Topeka, KS, Austin & Tara Kennedy of Georgia; nieces, Melissa Upton of Panama, OK, Nicole Cinadr of Tulsa, OK; one special uncle, Richard Watt of Bristow, OK; numerous aunts & uncles; 4 great nephews and 4 great nieces.

Services will be 2 pm, Saturday,  August 19, 2017 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK with Jim Cook officiating.   Interment will follow in Council Hill Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Mark Lingenfelter, Melissa Upton, Justin Hendren, Chad Eaton, Rod Birckel, Matt Birckel.  Honorary pallbearers will be Shane Saling, Louis Emery, Joey Decker & Harvey Painter.

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