Friday, June 23, 2017

Lue Thomas



       Luella "Lue" Thomas, 90, of Poteau, OK passed away Friday, June 23, 2017 in Poteau, OK.  Lue  was born November 2, 1926 in Tahlequah, OK to Tom & Nevada (Turney)  Martin.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, J.C. on January 9, 2004 {married August 3, 1946}; sisters, Violet Mae Woodall, Thelma Anderson; brothers, Oscar Lee & Cecil Norman Martin.
      Survivors include her daughters, Lynda & Jimmie Archey of Cameron, OK, Sherry Weatherred of Crowell, TX; son, Chris & Darlene Thomas of Early, TX; 5 grandchildren, Bryce & Sasha Archey of  Hochatown, OK, Christopher Thomas of Tahlequah, OK; Deidre Thomas of Poteau, OK, Stevi & Adam Arredondo of Iowa Park, TX, Andrea & Jeff Ryan of Clovis, NM; 6 great grandchildren, Jacie, Spencer, Zane, Grady, Jeffrey & Jace; 1 niece and 2 nephews; other relatives, loved ones and friends.
      Services will be 10 am, Monday, June 26, 2017 at Oakland Cemetery Pavilion, Poteau, OK with Rev. Jim Cook officiating.  Interment will follow.  Pallbearers will be Jimmie Archey, Bryce Archey, Chris Thomas, Christopher Thomas, Adam Arredondo and Dean Martin.
         The family will be at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-4 pm to visit with relatives & friends.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Wilcie Cordelia Harrison



           Wilcie Cordelia Harrison, 89, of  Ft. Smith, AR passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017 in Pocola, OK.   Wilcie was born August 6, 1927 in Alredd, AR, to Doc Lemuel and Mary (Jones) Standridge.  She was a housewife.  Wilcie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Oren Harrison; Son, Kenneth Harrison; Brothers, Cleve Standridge & Aaron Standridge; Sisters, Nova Shoffit, Erca Lee Standridge, Lou Standridge, Hessie Dorsett.

            Survivors include her daughter, Joyce Nicodemus of  Ft. Smith, AR; 3 grandchildren, Brian Holstead of Ft. Smith, AR, Teresa Newton of Rogers, AR, Stephanie Holstead of Owasso, OK; 7 Great Grandchildren, Leanne Scott, Hillarie Holstead, Hannah Holstead, Jake Holstead, Abigail Newton, Payton Holstead, Seth Newton ; 1 great great grandchild, Atlas Holstead; other relatives & loved ones; many beloved friends.

               Services will be 1 pm, Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK with Jim Cook officiating.  Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery, Poteau, OK. 

Derotha DeLude



Derotha DeLude, 65, of Poteau, OK, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017 in Poteau, OK.   Derotha was born July 12, 1951 in Poteau, OK to Ewing & Marcella (Ritter) Waymire.         She was a Vocational Rehab Counselor and a member of First Baptist Church in Poteau, OK.  Derotha was preceded in death by her parents; husband John DeLude. 
 Survivors include daughters Christy Hamlin and husband Jon, Terre Hickman and husband Billy; grandchildren, Cede Braun Cantu & husband Joe, Katy Braun, Joshua Hamlin & Caleb Hamlin, great granddaughter, Alex Cantu; Brother, Ewing Waymire, Jr.;    other relatives & loved ones; many beloved friends.
         Services will be 2 pm, Friday, June 23, 2017 at First Baptist Church, Poteau, OK with Thomas Chappelle and Gentry Hill officiating.  Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery,  Poteau , OK. 
           The family will be at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6-8 pm to visit with relatives & friends.
           In Lieu of flowers, make donations to Christy Hamlin for Sewing Seeds at First Baptist Church.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Alfred Callahan



Alfred W.B. Callahan, 78, of Poteau, OK passed away quietly at his home with his wife by his side on June 10, 2017.  Al was born January 8, 1939  to Barney & Audra Callahan in Sallisaw, OK.  Al  lived in Sallisaw until the age of six.  His family then moved to California where he attended school in McFarland, CA.  After high school graduation  Al attended and graduated from Cosmetology College in Hollywood, CA.  Al's occupations include postal worker, hairdresser, insurance salesman, truck driver, Vian Oklahoma police officer; poultry grower and cattleman.  Al was a philosopher of life.  He served on the Oklahoma Farm Bureau State Board.  He was president of the LeFlore County Cattleman's Assoc., as well as president of LeFlore County Farm Bureau.  Al was of  the Pentecostal faith and had a strong love for the Lord and his son Jesus Christ.  Some of the most important things in life to Al was his family.   He dearly loved the little children.  There was always a special place in his heart for his family, faith and friends.   He loved going to lunch at Tasty Freeze and then moved on to Buddy's  where he had his own special corner - he loved to visit as he never met a stranger.  Al was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Clara Ann and brother Bill Callahan. 
          Al is survived by his wife, Geana; sister in law, Nancy Callahan; nephews, Jason (Linda) Callahan, Marcus (Tonya) Callahan and special brother & sister in law, John & Teresa Batty; other relatives, loved ones and many beloved friends.
          Services will be held at 11 am, Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK with visitation from 6-8 pm Friday evening.  Interment will be in Vaughn Cemetery.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Opal Collier



Opal Mae Collier, 85, of Poteau, OK passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017 in Poteau.  Opal was born May 5, 1932 in Shady  Point, OK to Robert & Minnie (Cagle) York.    Opal loved all children as if they were her own.  She had a fiery passion for Jesus Christ.  One of her hobbies was quilting.  She had one of the best green thumbs around.  She was so loving that she never met a stranger.  Opal was a member of Shepherd's Heart Church for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Collier (9/30/88); sisters, Wanda McCain & Helen Marcus; brother, Kenny York.



Survivors include her sisters, JoAnn Brammer of Fayetteville, AR , Mary Ellen Crock of MA; brothers, Rayburn York of McCloud, OK, Alvin York of Spiro, OK and Sherman York of Cameron, OK;  son, Chris VanMeter of Poteau; other relatives, loved ones and many beloved friends.



There will be visitation Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 6-8 pm.  Memorial services will be 11 am, Monday, June 12, 2017 at Oakland Cemetery Pavilion with Rev. Clyde Hess officiating.