Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Gary Taylor

Gary Keith Taylor, 71, of Shady Point, OK passed away Monday, February 19, 2018 in Fayetteville, AR.  Gary was born December 20, 1946, in Poteau, OK to Willard Keith & Helen Ione (Branson) Taylor.  He was a veteran of the US Army, serving in Vietnam.  He received the rank of Specialist E-6.  Gary was awarded the Purple Heart, Four-Leaf Clover, Silver Star, & more to be listed later.       He was preceded in death by his parents & brother in law, Robert Farmer.

Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Abigail; sons, Lundy Taylor & wife Cindy of Stilwell, OK, Dusty Taylor & wife Tonya of Tampa, FL; daughters, Elizabeth Forman & husband Bryan of Meeker, OK, Sarah Scarberry & husband Vernon, Jr. of Heavener, OK; 18 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; sister, Joan Farmer of Tulsa, OK; uncle, Bob Branson of Poteau, OK; Aunt, Oleta Taylor of Alma, AR; other relatives, loved ones and friends.

Services will be 2 pm, Friday, February 23, 2018 at Victory Worship Center, Spiro, OK with Rev. Bryan Fouts officiating.  Interment will follow in Shady Point Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Lundy Taylor, Dusty Taylor, David McFarland, Bryan Forman, Vernon Scarberry, Daniel Taylor.   Honorary Pallbearers will be Tex Williamson, Roger Kite, Billy Hammers, Bob Branson, Bobby Marchant, Harry Killion, Mike Doyle & Dennis Doyle.

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

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Kenneth Cremeans

Kenneth Lee Cremeans, 50 of  Poteau, OK passed away Friday, February 16, 2018 in Poteau.  Kenneth was born May 14, 1967, in Poteau to Alvin & Mary Sue (Nichols) Cremeans, who preceded him in death.  His mother was a homemaker and his father was a mechanic & truck driver.  Kenneth enjoyed working with his hands, including on cars, around the house, and at Exide Technologies; where he worked for 18 years.

His faith was a big part of his life.  He was an active member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Poteau, and it wouldn't be a surprise to see him listening to sermons of various preachers, including Charles Stanley and his own pastor, Leroy Billy.  His interests also included hunting on the weekends, listening to music and reading the Bible.  His  life and influence will be remembered by the many friends and coworkers that valued him.

Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Lisa; sons, Kenneth, Christopher & Jeremy Cremeans all of Poteau; brother, Robert Cremeans; other relatives, loved ones and friends.

Services will be 2 pm, Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau with Rev. LeRoy Billy officiating.  Interment will follow at Oakland Cemetery, Poteau. 

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

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Paul Nichols

Paul Oliver Nichols, 92, of Poteau, OK, entered the gates of Heaven on February 15, 2018, at the Oklahoma Veteran's Center in Talihina, OK.  He was born in Hatfield, AR, on June 22, 1925, to Austin B. & Cleo V. (Collins) Nichols.   He served his country, in the Navy, during WWII, then re-enlisted, with the Army, during the Korean War.  Paul was a loving son, brother, father & grandfather. He was also a songwriter, with a great love & passion for country music.  He provided live music at the Senior Citizen's Center in Poteau and several other venues, all over Leflore County, for years and entertained at the Veteran's Center on occasion.

He was preceded in death by his parents; step-father, Walter Durant; step-mother, Sadie Nichols;  his four children, Paulette Harris, Shirley Neff, Frank Nichols & Larry Nichols; two sisters, Jean Bass & Pearl Bost; and five brothers, C.R. Durant, Carl Durant, Johnny Durant, Walter Durant & Charles Durant, Odell Nichols.

Paul is survived by a son, Paul Hacker of Oklahoma City, OK; Eight grandchildren, Shawna Neff Martin, Jon Sloan, Ron Sloan, Lisa Nichols Sawyer, Frank Nichols Jr., Tony Nichols, Marie Neff Pitchford and Tonya Teter; 17 great-grandchildren; 6 great great-grandchildren; Two sisters, Mildred Huddleston of Oklahoma City, OK and Carolyn Baca & husband, Archie of Poteau, OK; One brother, Bobby Nichols of Heavener, OK; Sister in Law, Edna Nichols; Special friend, Nancy Duncan; And many, many friends & loved ones.

Services will be held at 10 am, Saturday, February 17, 2018 in Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK.  Interment will be in Vaughn Cemetery, Gilmore, OK. 

Pallbearers will be Tony Nichols, Jon Sloan, Shawna Neff Martin, Brody Martin, Tim Stinson & Danny Stinson.