Saturday, July 22, 2017

Mildren Laverne "Granny" Billings

Mildred Laverne "Granny" Billings, 89, of Poteau, OK passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017 in Poteau.  Mildred was born January 29, 1928 in Howe  to J.C. & Lettie Mae (Hickman) Shadwick.  She was a mother to everyone.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Melvin Billings; brothers, Joe & Hotshot Shadwick & great granddaughter, Chelsey Hargrove.

Survivors include her daughter & son in law, Louise Billings Gillham & Bruce of Poteau; grandchildren, Pam England & husband Jacky of Sallisaw,  Les Gillham of Poteau, Bruce  Gillham & wife Robyn of Cameron; great grandchildren, Samantha Naylor & husband J.C.  of  Heavener, Kelsey Kincaid of Tulsa, Alexa, Megan & Cooper Gillham of Cameron, Noah Hargrove & wife Brooklyn  of Poteau; sister, Pat Johnson & husband Elton of Wister; brother, Smokey Shadwick & wife Alma of Spiro; great great grandchildren, Christopher Hetherington & Alyssa Hargrove; special friend, Randy Kennedy, her Domino Buddy; other relatives, loved ones and friends.

A Celebration of Granny's life  will be 2 pm, Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Wister Church of the Nazarene with Jim Cook officiating.  Interment will follow in Wister City Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be J.C. Naylor, Bruce, Cooper and Les Gillham, Jacky England,  Noah Hargrove.

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

Friday, July 21, 2017

William "Dub" Powell

William "Dub" Powell, 85, of Bokoshe, OK passed away Friday, July 21, 2017 in Pocola, OK.  Dub was born February 14, 1932 in Bokoshe, OK to Julius Bryan & Violet (Jones) Powell.    He was a veteran of the US Army.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Gayle and daughter, Donna Gayle Powell. 

Survivors include his sister, Melba & husband Barney Mecom of Tulsa, OK; nephews, Bryan Mecom of Coffeyville, KS, Richard Mecom of Covington, LA, Lendell Mecom of Boca Raton, FL, Scott Rainey of Houston, TX, Chris Rainey of  Tulsa, OK; niece, Robin Fisher of California; other relatives, loved ones and friends.

Services will be  2 pm, Monday, July 24, 2017 at the United Methodist Church in Bokoshe, OK with Pastor Cindy Arnwine officiating.   Burial will follow in Milton Cemetery.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Margie Clement

Margie Louise Sanders Clement, 78, of Wister, OK passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017 at her home.  Margie was born December 29,1938 in Alex, OK to Roy & Mary (Byrd) Sanders.    Margie enjoyed fishing, playing cards & dominoes.  She loved all her family, husband, kids, grandkids and great grandkids.   She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, G.W. Sanders & Jasper Sanders.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Floyd of the home; sons & daughters in law, Ron & Sharolyn Clement of Fanshawe, OK, Glen & Starla Clement of Poteau, OK; daughters &  sons in law, Mary & Thad Martin, Pat & Fred Nelson of Wister, OK; 9 grandkids; 22 great grandkids; sister, Shirley Lackey of McCloud, OK; lots of nieces, nephews, other friends and loved ones.

Services will be 10 am, Monday, July 24, 2017 at Ellis Chapel Church with Charlie Scott & Sally McGowen officiating.  Interment will follow at Wister City Cemetery.

John Anderson

        John Laurence Anderson was born to Arthur I. Sr. & Hattie L. (Martin) Anderson on March 8, 1954 in Ventura, CA.  He left this life on July 20, 2017 in Ft. Smith, AR.  He was preceded in death by his parents; the mother of his children, Gail;  son, Wesley Paul Anderson and sister, Ginger Lee Thomas.

          He is survived by his sons & daughters in law, Jonathan Eric & Jamie Anderson, Joseph Allen & Julie Anderson & Charles Ray Flesher; grandchildren, Paityn, Carson & Sadie Anderson & Alex Flesher; his companion, Lynette Gonzales; extended family, Lauren Rhodes, Miranda LaRock, Katie Gonzales & Bentley, Remmington, Wyatt; his sister, Mary & husband Henry Scroggins and one brother, Arthur & wife Janie Anderson; nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

          Memorial services will be 10 am, Monday, July 24, 2017 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK with Rev. Jim Cook officiating.  Honorary pallbearers will be Lonnie McRay, Gearld McRay, Jessie McRay, Justin Williamson, Topper Jones and Terry Richards.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

William A. Billy Jr.

William Albert Billy Jr., 84, of Shady Point, OK passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017 in Ft. Smith, AR.  William was born May 1, 1933 in Gilmore, OK to William Sr. & Rina L (Griffith) Billy.  He worked in construction.  He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Mary Jo Durant and brother, James Billy.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy of the home; children, William Billy III of Wister, OK, Joel Billy of  California, Tina Tucker of Broken Arrow, OK, James McGee of  Panama, OK, Christopher Billy of  the home; 13 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; 6 sisters,  Linda Covey of Lawton, OK, Patsy Dillard of  AR, Margaret Warner of Shawnee, OK, Sherry (Griffith) Thompson of Ok, Ellen Eikenberry of Tahlequah, OK,  Marion Nixon of Eufaula, OK; 3 brothers, Edmond Billy of Fanshawe, OK, Herbert Billy of Farmington, TX, Tommy Billy of Shady Point, OK; numerous nieces, nephews, step grandchildren, other relatives, loved ones and friends.

Services will be 10 am Saturday, July 22, 2017  at Trinity Baptist Church, Poteau with Rev. Leroy Billy officiating.  Interment will follow in Vaughn Cemetery, Gilmore, OK

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