Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Shirley L. Goforth

      Shirley Louise Goforth, 78, of Cameron, OK passed away Monday, March 18, 2019 in Ft. Smith, AR.  Shirley was born July 13, 1940 in Tip Top, VA to Benjamin Harold & Martha Jane (Mathena) Cunningham.  Shirley was a bookkeeper for Spider Webb Motor Co for 33 years. She had an Associate of Arts from CAJC &  was a member of the Belle Point Quilt Guild.  She was artistic  in many areas.  Her favorite painting mediums were oils and pastels.  She enjoyed crocheting,  flower arranging, decorating as well as making award winning quilts.  Shirley loved her family & loved cooking for them. Shirley married Bennie Goforth Sept. 3, 1977.  She was a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church in Cameron.  Shirley was preceded in death by her husband Bennie in 1996; her parents; son, Cary and sister, Linda.
          Survivors include her son & daughter in law, Tim & Susan Cannon; grandchildren, Nikki & Mark Brown, Dustin & Paige Cannon, Tyler Cannon, Terry Cannon; great grandchildren, Ethan, Dalton & Chloe Brown, Triston Cannon; sisters, Jeanie & Jim Evans, Mary Ruth Farrar; cousins, Janette Fuller & Claudette Alexander; nieces & nephew, Connie Farrar, Angie Carter, Karen Moore and David Evans; numerous great nieces, nephews, other loved ones and friends.
          Services will be 2 pm, Friday, March 22, 2019 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK with Rev. Jim Cook officiating.  Interment will follow in Fairhill (Knothole) Cemetery, Cameron.  Pallbearers will be Dustin, Terry & Tyler Cannon, Mike Carter, David Evans, Mike Moore, Ethan & Dalton Brown.
          The family will visit with relatives & friends on Thursday evening from 6-8 pm at the funeral home.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Mike Mason

        Michael Lee Mason, 49, of  Wister, OK passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019 in Wister.  Mike was born October 25, 1969 in Ukiah, CA to Sherman Ira & Linda Sue (Hampton) Mason.  Mike was a hard working man, providing for his family by driving a truck.  He had many friends; loved his family and grandkids.  Mike would help anyone in any way he could. He was preceded in death by  his father, Sherman Ira Mason;  grandparents, Joy & Clyde Hampton, & Alemeda Mason.
          Survivors include his son, Branden Mason; daughters & sons in law, Melissa & Chad Lucas all of Wister, Katie & Joseph Lacy of Willis, CA; his mother, Linda Mason of Ukiah, CA; siblings and their spouses, Susan & Dennis McOsher, Sherman Mason all of Ukiah, Willie & Rhonda Mason of  Washington; grandkids, Landen & Lily Jo Mason, Dallie Rae Lucas, Clarah, Seth, Zoey & Eva Lacy; former wife, Eilean Yandell-Mason.
          Services will be held at a later date.

Larry Donathan

Larry E. Donathan, 76, of Shady Point, OK passed away Sunday, March 17, 2019 in Ft. Smith, AR.  Larry was born April 22, 1942 in Wister, OK to Joseph H. & Pauline A. (Raines) Donathan.  He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Phyllis Brigance & nephew, Justin Donathan.

          Survivors include his daughter & son in law, Jackie & Marty Hinds; sons, & daughter in law, Joe & Tammy Donathan,  Steve Donathan; grandchildren, Heath Donathan & Sumer Donathan, Hilari Rogers & Nick Rogers, Kassi, Kirstyn & Logan Hinds; great grandchildren, Tige & Tate Rogers, Kelby & Kylie Donathan; brothers, Neil, Jerry & Mike Donathan; special friends, Goldie Fowler, James & RaeNita Fowler & Wes Fowler; other relatives & loved ones.

          Services will be 10 am Thursday, March 21, 2019 at the Fanshawe Cemetery Pavilion with Jim Cook officiating. 

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Edna Hovey Aary

Edna Lavern Hovey Aary, 86, of Alma, AR passed away Saturday, March 16, 2019 in Ft. Smith, AR.  Edna was born April 7, 1932 in Monroe, OK to Curtis & Clara Rose (Walker) Solomon.  She was a lifelong resident of this area: Red Oak, Fanshawe, Bokoshe & Alma.  She loved going to church, gospel singings, flea markets & yard sales.  She planted HUGE gardens, flowers & loved having very large family gatherings where SHE could be the center of attention.  She never met a stranger and loved to sing specials in church or anywhere!  She was a member of Crosspoint.  She loved her family, especially the grandkids.  Edna was preceded in death by her husbands,  Edmond Hovey & Grady Aary; her parents, Curtis & Clara Solomon; daughter, Joyce Lavern McClour; grandchildren, Monica Jean Box, Rocky Calhoun, Mitchell McClour; great grandchildren, Jason Hudlow II,  Joyce Kay Calhoun; brothers, Curtis Jr. & EJ Solomon; sister, Thelma Louise Jordan
          Survivors include  her children, Mary Mills of Shady Cove, OR, Gail  Vosler of Red Oak, OK, Julia Preston of Fanshawe, OK, Clifford Hovey & wife Trish of Bokoshe, OK, Deborah  Box & husband Eugene of Holsom Valley, OK, Carmel Cook & Dewey of Van Buren, AR, Keith Hovey & Monaco of Alma, AR; 21 grandkids; 34 great grandkids; 18 great great grandkids; her fur baby Lucky (Pomeranian);  siblings, Dortha James of Cameron, OK, Mildred Davis of Park Hill, OK, Joe Solomon & wife Linda of Spiro, OK, Harold Solomon of Cameron, OK.
          Services will be 2 pm, Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau OK with Bro. James Morris officiating.  Burial will follow at Fanshawe Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Jacob Hudlow, Bryce Palmer, Curtley Solomon, Frankie Solomon, Brian Scamardo Jr, Johnathan Teltow, Shawn Cook & Ryan Hovey.  Honorary pallbearers will be Trey Willett, Doug Reineman, Casey Thompson & Jr. Hudlow.  The family will be at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6-8 pm to visit with relatives & friends.