Monday, June 18, 2018

Mary E. Lazalere


       Mary Elvira Lazalere, 76, of Howe, OK passed away Sunday, June 17, 2018 in Howe.  Mary was born February 18, 1942 in Seminole, OK to Cecil Riley & Thelma Daisy (Perdue) Baysinger.  She was an engineer with McDonnell Douglas Corp.  Mary was an animal lover (of any kind).  She went out of her way to help any animal.  She was a great mom, grandma and friend; she was deeply loved by all her children.  Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dan Lazalere; brothers, Ned & Ray Baysinger.
          Survivors include her sons, Kenneth Hughlett of Crestline, CA, Riley Hughlett & wife Marquita of Brookwood, AL; daughter, Cindy Dean & husband Jeff of Howe, OK; nephews, Larry Baysinger of North Platte, NE, Brian Baysinger of Tulsa, OK; niece, Michele Baysinger of Tulsa, OK; numerous grand and great grandchildren; other relatives, loved ones and friends.
          Services will be 10 am, Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK with Rev. Jim Cook officiating.  Interment will be at Pioneer Cemetery in Wagoner, OK.

Theresa Hankins


              Theresa Marie Hankins, 62, of Wister, OK passed away Sunday, June 17, 2018, in Ft. Smith, AR.  Theresa was born March 10, 1956, in Centralia, IL to Leslie & Lenora (Brown) Hankins.  Family and dear friends meant so much to Theresa.  She loved softball, riding horses, swimming, driving, watching westerns and movies.  She loved watching and playing with her boys.  Theresa loved working with her Dad at Anything.  She collected Beanie Babies, coins; most of all she loved laughing and visiting with friends & family; having her sister cook for her; Kim’s cornbread and chocolate gravy; many, many hours of phone conversations with friends & family.  She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Elenor Sue Hankins.

          Survivors include her sister & brother in law, Kathy & Vernon Shatwell of Sapulpa, OK; brother & sister in law, Burr Head & Karen Hankins of Red Oak, OK; 4 nephews & spouses, Brian & Sherry Shadwick of Wister, OK, Cody Shadwick of McAlester, OK, Terril & Jennifer Hankins, Jacky & Tera Hankins of Blackwell, OK; great nieces & nephews, Hannah & Braven Shadwick, Madelyn, Holland Hankins, Drake & Aleah Hankins; other relatives, loved ones and friends.

          Services will be 10 am, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK with Rev. Jim Cook officiating.  Interment will be at Summerfield Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Larry, Johnny and J.P. Baldwin, Danny Shadwick, Carl Hastings, Randy Burgess.  Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Tolbert, Braven Shadwick,  Drake Hankins.
          The family will be at the funeral home on Monday evening from 6-8 pm to visit with relatives & friends.          

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Bernice Weaver


                       Viola “Bernice” Weaver, 82, of Panama, OK passed away Saturday, June 16, 2018 in Panama.  Bernice was born August 6, 1935, in Calhoun, OK to Roy & Grace (Baxter) Monks.   She was a lady of faith; a member of the First Assembly of God Church, Panama.  Bernice loved to can; she was famously known for her pickles & her gift of gab.  She loved to sew/quilt and she loved her family.

 She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Melford Wesley Weaver Sr. on 1/28/2007;  daughter, Melveena Weaver-Bates; and her siblings.

                       Survivors include her son & daughter in law, Wes & Angela Weaver of Howe, OK; grandchildren, Trey Weaver, Bobbye Gray, Megan Forsberg, Kelsey Weaver, Cody Ramsey and Amber Reece; 7 great grandchildren; special nephew, Joe Swenson who made his home with the Weavers for four years; special friends, Bill & Cindy Willis of Poteau; sisters in law, Goldie Fowler,  Joyce Smith, & Eldoris Weaver; special caregivers, Georgie & David Bailey; other relatives, loved ones and friends.

                       Services will be  10 AM– Thursday, June 21, 2018  at the First Assembly of God Church, Panama, OK with Bros. Brian Smith & Robert Hill.  Interment will follow in Shady Point Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Trey Weaver, Cody Ramsey, Cole Forsberg, James ‘PeeWee’ Fowler, Al Monks and David Bailey.  Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Donathan, Joe Swenson, Lance Gray, Clifford Weaver and Alford Weaver.

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

Friday, June 15, 2018

CHARLES ERWIN


          Charles Edward Erwin Sr., 67, of Rudy, AR, formerly of Pocola, OK, passed away on June 14, 2018 in Ft. Smith, AR, after a very long and hard fought battle with cancer.  He was born on April 14, 1951 in Muldrow, OK to Edward William and Gladys Velma (Richardson) Erwin.
          He was a devoted father, Papa, brother, uncle, friend and an avid OU sports fan.  He was of Assembly of God faith.  Charles loved spending time with his 5 granddaughters, teaching them gardening, canning, fishing and ensuring the girls knew how to do things in today’s world.  He was preceded in death by his parents; 5 brothers, Leon, Raymond, Bob, Ned and Joe Erwin; 3 sisters, Juanita Erwin, Emogene Wilson and Freida Creighton.
          He is survived by son, Charlie Erwin Jr.; daughter, Jennifer (Erwin) and husband Tony Bruton of Rudy; 5 granddaughters, Madysen Paige and Hailey Marie Bruton, Makinzee Joye, Gracie Maye & Lilly Anne Erwin; 4 sisters, Betty Sue Spencer of Tulsa, Edwina Osburn of Sallisaw, Patsy Whitlock of Poteau, Christene Erwin of Pocola; two brothers, Shelby Erwin & wife Patsy of Pocola, Ray Erwin & wife Sandy of Pocola along with numerous, nieces, nephews, loved ones and friends.
          Services will be 2 pm, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at the Assembly of God Church, Pocola, OK with Rev. Danny Kennedy officiating.  Interment will follow in Macedonia Cemetery, Pocola.  Pallbearers will be Ed Yates, Daniel Nicholson, Chris Highley, Bobby Lee Erwin, Robby Erwin & Brayden Erwin.
          The family will be at the funeral home in Pocola on Monday evening from 6-8 pm to visit with relatives & friends.

Monday, June 11, 2018

ROY EUGENE LOGGAINS




      Roy Eugene Loggains, 74, of  Poteau, OK  passed away Saturday, June 9, 2018 in Poteau, OK  following a long, hard fought illness. Roy was preceded in death by his parents Roy H. Loggains and Imogene (Kirkley) Loggains, and his oldest granddaughter Saylor Slone.
      Lovingly known as "Pop", Roy took extreme pride in his grandchildren and family  was his proudest accomplishment.
     Roy loved his career in the oil field and working in various parts of the world. He took cues from no one and always stated exactly what was on his mind. When asking Roy if he would do anything different in life he said "absolutely nothing. If I wanted to do something I did it and I've done everything I ever wanted to do." Roy did things his own way. Roy Loved life and people, but his legacy is his family and generosity. Roy placed very little value on material things and was content with a good pair of cowboy boots and of course his tobacco.
     He will be greatly missed by family and friends but never forgotten by anyone he had ever met.
     Roy leaves behind his wife of 50 years Anna;  daughter Charity; 2 sons Joey Loggains and wife Kim, Dustin Loggains and wife Tasha; Grandsons Dylan, Dawson, Dalton and his wife Hannah, and Aiden; Granddaughters Taegan, Savannah Rayne, Arianna, Alivia, and Sasha; Great Grandson Jameson Roy Loggains; Brother Dale Loggains and wife JoAnn; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, loved ones and friends.
     Graveside Services will be 10:00 am, Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at the Vaughn Cemetery in Gilmore, OK with Michael Monroe and Jim Cook officiating.