Wednesday, May 24, 2017

James H. Beshears

James H. Beshears, 72, of Pocola, OK passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2017 in Pocola.  James was born December 21, 1944 in Waldron, AR to James G. & Lavern (Solley) Beshears.   He was a veteran of the US Army.  He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Norma Gene Hall and brother, Jim Beshears.

Survivors include his wife Ruth of the home; daughters, Lori Kilgore & husband Jason of Ft. Smith, AR, Lisa Watts of Pocola, OK; 5 grandchildren, Cullen, Caden & Carver Watts, Landon & Lauren Kilgore; other relatives, loved ones and friends.

Services will be 2 pm, Friday, May 26, 2017 graveside at Macedonia Cemetery, Pocola, OK with Lance Ashmore officiating.  Pallbearers will be Jason Kilgore, Kyle Hamby, Roger Lairamore & Randy Lairamore.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Denver Dickson

Denver Dickson, 79, of Wister, OK passed away Monday, May 22, 2017 in Ft. Smith, AR.  Denver was born October 15, 1937 in Wister to Olive Edith & Gertie Edna (Green) Dickson.  He was a veteran of the US Air Force.  Denver was a KATS bus driver.  He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, J.L. & Charley Wayne Dickson.

Survivors include his wife, Debra Ann (Owens) Dickson of the home; his children, Arley & Jennifer Campbell of Lamar, AR, Jimmy Dickson & Andrea Spaulding of Huntington Beach, CA, Brittany Ann & Holder Lunsford of Wister, OK; grandchildren, Dalton Bo Campbell, Allie Campbell, Caleb Campbell and Adelina Dickson; siblings, Cecil Dickson of Wister, OK, Ernest Dickson of Oakland, OR, Melvin Dickson of Covington, OK, Lorene Naylor of Hontubby, OK, Betty Lang of Oakland, OR; other relatives, loved ones and friends.

Services will be 3 pm, Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Church of God Seventh Day in Wister, OK with Don Martin officiating.  Interment will follow in Ellis Chapel Cemetery, Wister.  Pallbearers will be Jason Smith, Jeff Smith, Little Denver Dickson, Bobby Dickson, Terry Davis, Jesse Davis, Arley Campbell.

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


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Audria E. "Sissy" Roe

Audria  E. "Sissy" Roe, 94, of Wister, OK walked through the gates of Heaven of May 17, 2017 in Ft. Smith, AR.  She was born March 18, 1923 in Kinta, OK.  She was a Christian and a Baptist.  Sissy worked for nearly 70 years as a waitress; she was a server for the Elderhostel Program at Carl Albert State College and a Restaurateur as owner and operator of the Hickory Stick in Heavener, OK.  Though times changed over her 94 years, she never did lose touch with what really matters: family, faith and purpose.  She as a dancer, a practical joker, the family historian, and a story teller without equal.  She laughed easily and often, and she never met a stranger.  Anyone lucky enough to be a friend or a family member had a loyal and fierce advocate.   She was preceded in death by her by her parents, Millard & Perna Bell (Fry) Chronister; her husband of 54 years, John C. "Jack" Roe; daughter, Gloria Lynn Roe; brothers, Denver Ray & Linston C. Chronister; sister, Darlene Chronister; brother in law, Ray Newby and sister in law, Peggy Chronister.

Sissy is survived by her son and daughter in law, Jerry & Colene Perry of Lubbock, TX; sister, Betty Newby of Wister, OK; 4 brothers, Bobby Chronister of Canute, OK, Buford Chronister of Pearland, TX, Eldred Chronister of Poteau, OK, & L.F. Chronister of Broken Arrow, OK; 4 sisters in law, Jeanie Chronister & Grace Chronister of Wister, OK, Mary Chronister of Poteau, OK & Shirley Chronister of Pearland, TX; granddaughter, Kristina Graham of Tucson, AZ; 2 grandsons, Steven Perry & wife Samantha of Houston, TX, Shane Jamison & wife Koko of New Orleans, LA; and an army of devoted nieces, nephews, and great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at San Bois Cemetery in Kinta, OK at 5 pm, Sunday, May 21, 2017 with Rev. Kelly Chronister officiating.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Marcell Weaver

Marcell Weaver, 77, of Shady Point, OK passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2017 at his home.  Marcell was born January 19, 1940 to James Thomas & Gladys Faye (Blalock) Weaver.   Marcell or Charlie to his family and friends was a 20 year veteran of the US Army.  He was dedicated and loyal to his wife and children.  His passion in his later years was going out on the boat and fishing with his buddies.  He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara A. Weaver.

Survivors include his children, Delores Edwards of Shady Point, Debra Clements of Poteau, Melinda Weaver of Shady Point, Sandra Broussard of Las Vegas, NV, & Duane Weaver of Shady Point; sister, Diane Whaite; 11 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; other relatives, loved ones and friends.

Services will be  noon, Friday, May 19, 2017 at Ft. Smith National Cemetery, Ft. Smith, AR.   

Irvin Armstrong

Irvin Estes Armstrong, 81, of Poteau, OK passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017 in Tulsa, OK.  Irvin was born February 24, 1936 in Gilmore, OK to Estes & Forrest (Hale) Armstrong.  Irvin was a coal miner for many years.  He started in the mines with his father when he was still in high school.  He ran the Kerr McGee Station with his wife and children after his retirement from the mines. He was preceded in death by his wife, Freda F. Armstrong; son, Daniel J. Armstrong; father, L.D. Bohannon; mother, Forrest Bohannon; brother, Kenneth Armstrong.

Survivors include his daughters & son in law, Jackie & Dan Brown of Oologah, OK, Vickie Oliver of Tulsa, OK; sons & daughter in law, Keith Armstrong of Poteau, OK, Leon & Barbara Armstrong of Van Buren, AR, Michael Armstrong of Poteau, OK; sister, Connie Titsworth & husband Yull; brother, Danny Bohannon & wife Marilyn of Poteau, OK; 7 grandsons, Lance, Jonathan & Mathew Ollie, Ryan, Canyon & Braden Armstrong, Seth Armstrong; 3 granddaughters, Charlie Shumate, Sarah Chanthaseny, Britney Wilson; several great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other loved ones and friends.

Memorial services will be 10 am, Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Broadway Church of Christ, Poteau, OK.