Thursday, March 31, 2011
Edna Helena Brown left this world for her heavenly home on March 30, 2011. She was born on July 16, 1915 in Oakland, OK to Joseph & Anna Pennington. She was 95 years, 8 months, and 14 days old. Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband of 59 years, Vallie William Brown, & granddaughter, Linda Brown Davis, five sisters, and two brothers. Surviving are her son Darrell Brown and wife Marie of Poteau, granddaughter Melissa Brown and husband Peter Neff of Grove, OK, Linda’s husband, Damon Davis of Chelsea, OK and four great-grandchildren, Britton Davis of Pembroke Pines, FL, Taylor and Isaac Davis of Chelsea, OK, and Natasha Teeters, her husband, David and their children, Hunter & Jefferson of Leeton, MO. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. For the past 30 years, she has been a member of Double Branch Baptist Church and faithfully attended services until her declining health kept her at home. She was a homemaker and traveled with her husband to various job locations throughout the states during his career as a pipeline mechanic. She was raised in the Conser-Heavener area and moved back to Poteau in 1966.Serving as pallbearers will be Peter Neff, Damon Davis, David Teeters, Taylor Davis, Isaac Davis, and Trey Mixer.Services will be held at 4:30 pm Saturday, April 2nd at Double Branch Baptist Church with interment to follow at Monroe Cemetery.
Edgar Daniel Urchison, 79, of Poteau passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at St. Edwards Mercy Medical Center, Fort Smith, AR. “Ed” was born June 30, 1931 in Hill, OK to George Urchison & Lucy Richard. His father’s family immigrated from Czechoslovakia when his father was a child. They all later became U.S. citizens. Ed grew up in the communities of Hill, Gilmore, McClure, Midway & Monroe. At 18 he enlisted in the National Guard. In 1951, he was drafted into the US Army and served with the 45th Div. in reconnaissance on the front lines of the Korean War. After his discharge in 1952, he returned home and married Jo Ann Pickle. They first lived in Dallas, TX, then Tulsa, OK where he worked for Douglas Aircraft. They settled in Monroe, OK near Sugar Loaf Mt. where they raised their four children. Ed earned a BA Degree from Poteau Junior College while working and attending night school. He was employed by Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture, retiring in 1992 after 37 years. He raised beef cattle for many years which he so enjoyed. After retirement he enjoyed being with his family, gardening and hanging out with his Monroe friends. He never knew a stranger and helped people in any way he could. He will be missed by all.Ed was a Christian and attended Sugar Loaf Baptist Church. He was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Masonic Lodge. Ed was preceded in death by his parents, two brother, John & Edward Urchison and one sister, Dorothy Riggs. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jo Ann of Monroe, 2 daughters, Alice Johnson and husband Jeff of Cave Springs, AR, Debi Rakes and husband Ron of Georgetown, CO; two sons, Gary Urchison and wife, Freda of El Reno, OK, Ken Urchison of Midwest City, OK; 2 brothers, George Urchison III of Howe, OK, Walter Urchison of Talihina, OK; one sister-in-law, Loretta Urchison of Broken Arrow, OK; 8 grandchildren, Sean Wright, Jennifer Tadlock, Charity Robertson, Summer Anderson, Ryan Walker, Eddie Urchison, Grace Anderson & William Urchison; 2 great grandchildren, Hope Wright & Kendall Robertson; many nieces, nephews and friends.Funeral services will be conducted April 2, at 2:00 pm in Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK with Rev. Jim Cook & Rev. Les Scroggins officiating. Interment will follow at Monroe Cemetery with military honors. Memorials may be made to Monroe Church of Christ, PO Box 126, Monroe, OK 74947
Nadine Stewart, 86, of Poteau, OK passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2011 in Pocola, OK. She was born in Clarksville, AR on August 11, 1924 to William “Henry” & Irene (Burton) King. She was a homemaker. Nadine was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, William Issac Stewart; twin granddaughters, Melissa & Jerilyn Stewart; brothers, Jr. King and Billy King; sister, Nova Walker.Survivors include two sons, Jerry Wayne Stewart of Poteau, OK; Larry Dale Stewart and fiancé Paula Pannell of Ft. Smith, AR; grandsons, Jay & Megan Stewart of Little Rock, AR, Blake & Rachel Stewart of Bentonville, AR; granddaughter, Michelle & Josh McCoy of Poteau, OK; 6 great grandchildren, Cody & Cadie McCoy, Ava & Kennedy Stewart, Hailey & Taylor Stewart; sisters, Patsy & William Grober of Ft. Smith, AR & Pauline Ray Hood of Pocola, OK; nephew, Bryan & Stacy Grober of Poteau, OK; other relatives & loved ones; many friends.Services will be 10 am, Saturday, April 2, 2011 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK with Rev. Clyde Curry officiating. Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery, Poteau. Pallbearers will be Mikel Turnipseed, Randy Schneider, Colton Grober, Blake Stewart, Joshua McCoy, & Jay Stewart. Honorary pallbearers will be Jamie Cotton, Eric Manus, Caelum Grober, James Thames. The family will be at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6-8 pm to visit with relatives & friends.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
B. Dale James, 82, of Shady Point, OK passed away Monday, March 28, 2011 in Shady Point. Dale was born February 25, 1929 in Calhoun, OK to Cornelius & Ella M. (Priest) James. He worked in the oil field. He was a veteran of the US Army. Dale was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Travis Reed; great grandson, Jordan Martin; and brother, Hampton James. Survivors include his wife, Betty Ruth James of the home; Daughters & sons in law, Patricia & Neil Donathan of Shady Point, OK, Mona & Kirk Reed of Mountainburg, AR, Ruth & Steve Burrows of Edmond, OK; one son & daughter in law, Robert & Linda James of Shady Point, OK; 8 grandchildren, David Donathan, Shannon Lee, Ashley Goff, Robbin Stockton, Chris James, Stephanie Martin, Stacy Christopher, Joshua Burrows; 13 Great Grandchildren, Steven Lee, Alyssa Lee, Courtney Lee, Joseph Lee, Nickolas Donathan, Kenedi Ross, Izac Goff, Louden Stockton, Kagan Stockton, Dakota James, Jaxon James, Savannah Martin, Aiden Martin; brother & sister in law, Robert & Sue Kennedy of Roland, OK; sister in law, Betty Jo James of Shady Point, OK; 6 special nieces & nephews, Beverly & Harry Killian, Gary James, Danny James, Debbie & Wayne McDonald, Janie & Kevin Sims, Bryan James; other relatives & loved ones; many beloved friends. Services will be 1 pm, Friday, April 1, 2011 at Evans Chapel of Memories – Poteau, OK with Rev. Garry Haskins and Rev. Larry Matthiesen. Pallbearers will be his grandsons. David Donathan, Nickolas Donathan, Steven Lee, Chris James, Dakota James, Joshua Burrows, Gary James, Danny James, Bryan James. Honorary pallbearers will be Louden Stockton, Kagan Stockton, Izac Goff, Jaxon James & Aiden Martin. The family will be at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6-8 pm to visit with relatives & friends.
Gordon Emery Ennis, 53, of Poteau, OK passed away Friday, March 25, 2011 in Poteau. Gordon was born in Amarillo, TX on October 30, 1957 to Willie Arthur “Bill” & Barbara Ann (Willis) Ennis. Gordon graduated from Hale High School, Tulsa, OK in 1977 and also Tulsa Welding School in 1977. He worked in the carpet industry for over 20 years; first as a salesman and then as an installer before moving to Poteau in 1993. He loved the outdoors (hunting & fishing). He loved the animals on the farm – especially close to 2 limousine bulls. He was preceded in death by his father, Bill Ennis; maternal grandparents, Emery & Ruby Willis; and paternal great grandparents, Doc & Caroline Standridge. Survivors include his mother, Barbara Willis Ennis of Edmond, OK; brother & sister in law, Brian & Dana Ennis of Edmond, OK; 2 daughters, Alisha Eslinger of Texas & Amber Ennis of Oklahoma; 3 grandchildren, Kylie Eslinger, Logan Eslinger, & Chastian Eslinger; 2 nieces, Heather Ennis Driscoll and Kristen Kelly Ennis both of Denver, CO; other relatives & loved ones; many beloved friends. Services will be 10 am, Thursday, March 31, 2011 at Evans Chapel of Memories in Poteau, OK with Rev. Jim Cook officiating. Interment will follow in Shady Point Cemetery, Shady Point, OK.
Wanda Marie (Ritter) Harrison, 83, of Bokoshe, OK passed away Monday, March 28, 2011. She was born March 22, 1928 to Jim & Mattie (Belt) Ritter. Wanda was a factory worker for many years. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Lewis Lawson; brothers, Charles, Don, Son & Roy Ritter; sister, Evonna Kelley & great granddaughter, Kristy Thompson.She is survived by her sisters, Betty & husband, Jack Brewer of Bokoshe, OK; Yvonne & husband Marlin Forrester of Spiro; brother, James Ritter of Spiro, OK; her grandchildren, Melissa Harris of Roland, OK, Melinda Thompson of Panama, OK, & Presley Lawson of Spiro, OK; 5 great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, other relatives & loved ones; many beloved friends.Services will be 2 pm, Thursday, March 31, 2011 at the Old Bokoshe Cemetery Pavilion, Bokoshe, OK with Rev. Jim Cook officiating. Interment will follow in Old Bokoshe Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Zachary Harris, Robbie Tran, Presley Lawson & Marion Cates.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Roy H. Raines, 72, of Pace, FL passed away peacefully on March 4, 2011 at Baptist Hospital, Gulf Breeze, FL., with his wife and daughter at his side. Roy was born in Summerfield, OK. on January 24, 1939. He graduated from LeFlore High School, Leflore, OK. He was offered a contract with the New York Yankees right after HS, but he chose to pursue an academic career instead. He received his BS Degree from Northeastern State College, his Master’s in Mathematics from Rutgers University and his PhD from Nova University. He was a Math Professor at Manatee Community College from 1966-1979 and Executive Vice President at Manatee Community College from 1979-1998. He retired in 1998 and moved to Pace in 1999. He is preceded in death by his parents, Vada and Joseph Lindsey Raines, three sisters: Patsy Parsley, Reba Forehand, Pauline Carmack and one brother, Carl Raines. Roy was the dearly beloved father of Dr. S. Lindsey Raines, the husband of Glenda Stockton Raines, nieces, nephews and cousins. Roy loved and was loved by many. One of his greatest enjoyments was spending time with his wife and daughter and anything involving golf. He was an Instrument Rated Pilot and loved flying his Cherokee 180 all over the US with his wife, Glenda. Additionally he loved life…people and all of nature’s beauties. Roy’s friends counted themselves lucky for their special relationship with him. Roy and his wife, Glenda, celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary in July 2010. He was a loyal, lovable, ethical, and generous person, who will be greatly missed by his family and others who loved him. There will be a Memorial Tribute To Roy at Stonebrook Country Club Saturday, March 19th at 4:00PM. Grave side service will be at 2:00PM on May 8, 2011at the Oakland Cemetery, Poteau, OK.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Veston E. Woodall, 76, of Bokoshe, OK passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2011 in Fort Smith, AR. Veston was born October 1, 1934 in Cameron, OK to George H. & Etta (Jones) Woodall. He was an inspector for the Oklahoma Department of Mines. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Gary Swindle. Survivors include his wife, Jessie of the home; 4 sons & daughters in law, Raymond & Katia Woodall of Tulsa, OK, Kim & Shirley Swindle of Bokoshe, OK, George & Gail Swindle of Shady Point, OK, Tommy & Tami Swindle of Bokoshe, OK; 4 daughters & son in law, Angela Woodall of Barling, AR, Cheri & Bobby Mitch of Alma, AR, Krista Jamison of Poteau, OK and Linda Swindle of Poteau, OK; brother, Thurman Woodall of Bakersfield, CA, daughter in law, Karen Swindle of Muskogee, OK; 25 Grandchildren; 36 Great Grandchildren; other relatives & loved ones; many beloved friends. Services were held 2 pm, Friday, March 25, 2011 at Evans Chapel of Memories with Rev. Joe Pierce & Rev. Jim Cook officiating. Interment followed in Old Bokoshe Cemetery, Bokoshe, OK. Pallbearers were his grandsons, Eric Mitch, George Swindle, Kevin Nixon, Kenneth Nixon, Jesse Swindle, Nick Swindle, & Thomas Swindle.
VERNON WADE “BIGGIN” BUTLER Vernon Wade “Biggin” Butler, 96, of Spiro, OK passed away Thursday, March 24, 2011 in Spiro, OK. Wade was born September 4, 1914 in Williams, OK to Eli Madison & Iva (McCullar) Butler. His parents came from Tennessee and Mississippi and settle in Williams, OK to raise a family of eight. Being raised on the family farm he learned skills that served him and his own family throughout his lifetime. Biggin was a master carpenter, gardener & rancher. He was a defense plant worker during WWII and a WPA worker. Biggin was blessed with six children; 3 dying at birth; and 3 surviving Wade was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Betty Lou Butler; and five brothers; and grandchild, Vickie McTaggart. Biggin deeply loved his family. He loved nature, animals & God. He loved the art of story telling and no one was ever a stranger to him. Survivors include 2 daughters, Cheryl Arnold of Ft. Smith, AR, Verna Fuentenebro of San Jose, CA; 1 son, Louis Butler of Poteau, OK; 4 Grandchildren, Debbie Fuentenebro, Renee Bickle, Gary Arnold & Christy Arnold. 4 Great Grandchildren Katelynne and Sabannah Bickle, Alexander McTaggart, & Eliott Arnold; other relatives & loved ones; many beloved friends. Services will be 2 pm, Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK with Rev. Jim Cook officiating. Interment following in Greenhill Cemetery, Cameron, OK. Evans & Miller Funeral Home, Poteau, OK. The family will be at the funeral home on Monday evening from 5-7 pm to visit with relatives & friends.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Karen Sue Warren, 52, of Poteau, OK passed away Saturday, March 19, 2011 in Poteau. Karen was born in Poteau on June 23, 1958 to Arthur Kimsey & Geneva L. (Drake) Warren. She was a receptionist for the Oklahoma State Employment Office. She attended Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Survivors include her son, Nathaniel Vincent Warren of the home; mother, Geneva Warren of the home; sister, Janis Easttom of Midwest City, OK; and brother, LeRoy Warren of Mulberry, AR; several nieces & nephews, other relatives & loved ones; many beloved friends. Services will be 2 pm, Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK with Rev. Jim Cook officiating. Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery, Poteau, OK.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Doyle Brannon of Fanshawe, OK reached out and touched the face of God on March 17, 2011. He was born in Fanshawe on September 22, 1937, the fist child of the late Notie and Ellis Brannon. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, John, sisters in law, Helen and Patricia. Doyle always saw the funny side of every situation and prided himself on still being able to make his wife of 53 years, Carole, laugh at his jokes. Doyle and Carole Muse Brannon were devoted to each other and always did everything together. They were best friends. He enjoyed life to its fullest finding joy in everyday living. He though he was the most fortunate of men to have Carole as his wife and be Dad to three wonderful daughters, Grandad to seven grandchildren and one greet granddaughter. He possessed such a kind heart and sought to find everyone's strength. He could make you believe in yourself. His daughters, Lea, Terri and Kim were his pride and joy. Each morning they received an e-mail from their Dad with a thought for the day. He also ket an extensive daily journal and could rely upon it to refer to specific events. In this journal, he would critique the meal prepared by Carole the evening before. Doyle was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenter's Local 329 for 52 years and served in the International Office in Washington DC as Apprenticeship Coordinator. He was an avid Oklahoma Sooner fan. Recently, upon finding a photo of himself when he was 3 or 4 years old dressed in his cowboy gear seated on a worn out Shetland pony, he decided he wanted to include this picture in his obituary with the caption "World Champion Rodeo Rider". If Doyle was writing this today, he would begin with "A wonderful Irishman went to heaven on Saint Patrick's Day". Doyle is survived by his wife Carole, Daughters, Lea Ann Smedley of Purcell, OK, Terri and Craig Hoisington of Herndon, VA and Kim & John Means of Norman, OK. Seven grandchildren, Evan, Taylor and Kellen Smedley, Steven and Lorin Hoisington and Charlotte & Julia Means. One great granddaughter, Joplin. Sisters, Janice & Harold Stephens, Dawna & Lonnie Brannon and Glenda & Pat Turner. One surviving aunt, Hazel Brannon Lane; beloved in laws, Jay & Ruby Muse and Waymeth and Jimmie Stewart. Services will be 2:00pm-Monday, March 21, 2011 at the Community of Christ Church in Fanshawe, OK with Greg and Sally McGowen officiating.
Friday, March 18, 2011
Lena Mae Silva, 75, of Waco, TX passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2011 in Waco, TX. Lena was born May 25, 1935 in Norris, OK t Tommy & Avo (Shepard) White. She was a member of law enforcement. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert Silva; brothers, J.D. White & Tommy "Cotton" White. Survivors include her daughters, Brenda Moran of Waco, TX 7 Opal Abel of Smyrna, TN; 12 Grandchildren; 16 Great Grandchildren; brother, Allen White of Houston, TX; 2 sisters, Reginia Winn of Crosby, TX, Imogene Watts of Wichita, KS; other relatives & loved ones; many beloved friends. Services will be 10 am, Saturday, March 19, 2011 graveside at Vaughn Cemetery in Gilmore, OK with Rev. Jim Cook officiating. Interment will follow in Vaughn Cemetery.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Ratha Clista Skinner, 94, of Poteau, OK passed away March 16, 2011 in Fort Smith, AR. Ratha was born January 2, 1917 in Paris, AR. She was a Hospital Dietician. She was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church –Poteau, OK. She is survived by her 2 daughters & son in law Chris Meikrants of Redwood City, CA, Mary & Dirk Hinson of Calhoun, OK. 1sister, Elouise Jackson of Fort Smith, AR .1 son & daughter in law Joe & Elaine Skinner of Poteau, OK. Step daughters Dawna O’Connell of Oklahoma City, OK Naomi Collums of Bakersfield, CA. 6 Grandchildren , Joey Skinner ,Chris Skinner , Craig Stanek, William Stanek , Andrew Posekany, Belinda Sears. 7 Great Grand Children Numerous nieces & nephews,relatives & friends. Ratha was proceded in death by her husband Lloyd Otho Skinner, parents George & Martha Hinson, 1 son William (Billy) Hatfield, 2 step daughters Betty Langford & Audrey Jenkins, Siblings Althea Hinson, Fred Hinson, Guy Hinson, Steve Hinson, Alice Quinn, Dorthea White, Martha Black, Faroma (Faye) Price, Jodie Waits, Orpha Evans. Services will be held 1:00pm Saturday March 19, 2011 at the Firtst Free Will Baptist Church in Poteau, OK. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Evans& Miller Funeral Home Poteau, OK There will be a family visitation Friday from 5-7 at Evans & Miller Funeral Home.
Stella Arabell (Tags) Angel, 90, of Wister,OK passed away March 15, 2011 at her home. Stella was born on December 27, 1920 in Stover,MO. She was a sales person and housewife. She is survived by her 2 sisters Fay Alvis of Warrensburg,MO, Jane Cooke of Seattle, A. 12 Siblings, Numerous relatives and friends. She was proceded in death by her husband Bill Angel, her parents William Henry & Arahbell (Campbell) Tags. Services will be held 10:00am Saturday March 19, 2011 at Ellis Chapel Interment will follow at the Ellis Chapel Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home- Poteau,OK
Michael Lynn Ridenour, 55, of Cameron, OK passed away at his home on March 15, 2011. Michael was born on April 24, 1955 in Alamosa, CO. He is survived by his wife Teresa Ridenour of the home, 2 sons Kendall Ridenour of Ft Smith, AR & Jarrod Ridenour of Cameron, OK, 3 sisters & brothers in law Joyce Choate of Spiro, OK, Sue & Paul Rush of Greenwood, AR, Rena& Danny Minks of Ft Smith, AR. 1 brother & sister in law Johnny & Molly Ridenour of Cameron,OK. He was proceded in by his parents John Henry & Millie ( Patricia) Ridenour. 1 brother Timmy Ridenour, half sister Edna Franklin , and half brother Paul Ridenour. He was a factory worker. He loved to hunt & fish. He coached Little League for 25 yrs. He was also in the National Guard. Services will be held Friday March 18,2011 at the Life N Christ, Shady Point,OK.There will be a family visitation Thursday from 6-8pm at Evans & Miller Funeral Home in Pocola,OK. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home Pocola,OK
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Pat Pate, Sr. passed away March 10, 2011 in Poteau, OK. He was born on August 15, 1931 in Wellington, Texas to Bill & Sue Pate and was raised in Quail Texas as a child then moved to Austin Texas for his teen years. He and His wife Jan moved their family to Poteau, Oklahoma in 1961. He served 8 years as District Judge for LeFlore, Latimer and Haskell County, Oklahoma, 4 years as Associate District Judge in LeFlore County and served four years in the LeFlore County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. He received a Degree in Geology and a L.L.B. at Sol Ross University, in Alpine, Texas. He obtained his Juris Doctor Degree from University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. He later obtained several graduate certifications from the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada. He was a member of the Oklahoma and Arkansas Bar Association for 50 years, and former member of the Oklahoma Judicial Conference. Pat was an All-State football player for the Austin, Texas Maroons playing on the first National Televised State Championship Game against Wichita Falls. He served his Country as a Paratrooper in the Eighty-Second Airborne Division United States Army. He worked as a rough-neck while obtaining his Geology Degree. Pat was a charter member and past president of the Poteau Evening Lions Club and served two years as Zone Chairman. He was awarded a Lifetime Membership to the Lions Club in 1996. He was a member of the International Order of Odd Fellows and a 32nd Degree Mason. Pat was a member of First Baptist Church in Poteau and served 4 years as President and Director of Kiamichi Baptist Assembly. He spent fifteen years helping to sponsor the youth of KBA during their annual summer assembly. He was a former President of the Eastern Oklahoma Gideon Camp and was a frequent speaker for the Gideon’s throughout Eastern Oklahoma. Pat was preceded in death by three brothers, Whit Pate of Howe, OK, Billy Joe Pate of Poteau, OK and Jim Pate of Prescott, Arizona; and one grandson, Steve Queen. Pat is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jan Pate; one brother, H.D. & “Pretty” Pat Pate of Bridge City, TX; four sons, Tom & Joleta Pate of Kingwood, Texas, Davy & Charlotte Pate of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, Kevin & Cindy Pate of Norman, OK; Pat Pate Jr. of Poteau , OK and Special daughter-in-law, Karen Nolan of Poteau, OK; 13 grandchildren, Amy & Josh Burum, Aaron & Alan Pate, Meredith & Dusty Pate, Kimberly Pate, Jess & Willis Pate, Sharina Martindale, Amy & Kate Patton, Mark Queen; 6 great-grandchildren, Brayden, Dylan, Jordan, Keirsten, Emery & William. A memorial Service will be held at the First Baptist Church at Poteau, OK, on Friday, March 18, at 11:00 am; Rev. Phillip McGehee Officiating.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Jewell Maggilou Sisco 85, passed away Thurday,March 10,2011 in Fort Smith,AR.Jewell was born in McCurtain,OK on November 23,1925.Jewell was a homemaker.She was proceded in death by her parents William Thomas Ragan & Iva Etta (Sanders) Ragan,Brother Charles Ragan & Sister Evevlyn Edens. Survivors include her husband Roy L. Sisco of the home.Her daughter & son in law Linda & Steve Smith of Henryetta,OK. 2 grandaughters Stephanie Smith of Muskogee,OK Melanie & David Cole of Sand Springs,OK. 3 Great Grandchildren Marissa Costello,Madilyn Costello,Matthew Cole. 1 brother & sister in law Rex & Ruth Ragan of Shady Point,OK.Numerous Neices,Nephews,Relatives,& Friends.Services will be held 10:00am Monday-March 14,2011 at the First Free Will Baptist Church in Panama,OK with Rev. David Nolan officiating. Internment will follow at Shady Point Cemetery in Shady Point,OK
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Robert J.(Bob) Eskridge 86, of Poteau passed away Tuesday March 8,2011 in Fort Smith,AR.Bob was born in Williams,OK on May 5,1924 but was raised in Heavener.He was a former Mayor of Poteau.Bob was a Marine Veteran of WWII in the Pacific Theatre.He was on the Election Board and ecouraged everyone to vote.He was a charter and very dedicated member of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church. He enjoyed fishing was an avid Bridge Player and had strong interest in Civic Affairs.He was proceded in death by his parents Walter and Celeste (Clark) Eskridge and wife Marge Eskridge.Survivors include his 4 Children Mary Lou & Milton McKissock,Laura & Tommy Johnson,Robert & Deanne Eskridge,Lynn & Cheryl Eskridge.His 4 Grandchildren Sydney & Jackson Eskridge Shelly & Garry Long.His 2 Great Grandchildren Samuel & Joseph Long.Other Relatives & Loved Ones;A Host of Beloved Friends.Services will be held,1pm Saturday at Evans Chapel of Memories in Poteau,OK with Rev. Tom Harrington officiating. Internment will follow at Oakland Cemetery in Poteau,OK.In Lieu of flowers contributions can be sent to St.Barnabas Episcopal Church in Poteau(500 College Ave.) or your local food bank.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Earl Edward Fox, 61, of Panama, OK passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2011, in Panama, OK. Earl was born in Fort Smith, AR on June 23, 1949 to Arel Lester Sr. & Margie Eugene (Martin) Fox. He was a truck driver. He was preceded in death by his father and brother, Arel Lester Fox Jr.. He loved to sing and play guitar. He loved southern gospel music and his family and friends. Survivors include 2 daughters & sons in law, Lisa Marie (Fox) & John Zachare of Tulsa, OK, Holly Arleen (Fox) & Douglas Brandt of Tulsa, OK; four grandchildren, Timothy Wayne Brawdy Jr., Brittany Carleen Brawdy, Richard Douglas Brandt, Curtis Edward Brandt; mother, Margie (Martin) Fox of Panama, OK; brother, Roy Lynn Fox of Panama, OK; other relatives & loved ones; many beloved friends. Services will be 2 pm, Friday, March 11, 2011 at the First Assembly of God Church, Panama, OK with Rev. Brian Smith officiating. Interment will be in Shady Point Cemetery, Shady Point, OK. Pallbearers will be John Zachare, T.J. Brawdy, Johnny Martin, Don Martin, Thiral Martin, Doyle Martin, Bobby Martin, Larry Martin. The family will be at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 5-7 pm to visit with relatives & friends.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Dena Sarah Elizabeth Benson Stacy, 96, of Shady Point, OK went to be with her Lord & Savior on Monday, March 7, 2011. She was born May 16, 1914 in Waldron, AR to Marvin Cameron & DeLanie H. (Jackson) Benson. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lee Stacy; son, Dale Stacy; brothers, J.C., D.B., Cameron, Clarence & Orville Benson. Dena was a homemaker. She liked to quilt and read. She worked taking care of "old people" until she was in her mid 80's. Survivors include her son & daughter in law, Will & Edna Stacy of Shady Point, OK; daughter & son in law, Alma & Eulice Butler of Shady Point, OK; 10 Grandchildren; 9 Great Grandchildren; 5 Great Great Grandchildren; brothers, Delmer Benson of Heavener, OK, James Ervin of Heavener, OK; other relatives & loved ones; many beloved friends. Services will be 10 am, Thursday, March 10, 2011 at Calvary Assembly of God Church in Poteau, OK with Rev. Lynn Bullard officiating. Interment following in Howe Cemetery, Howe, OK. The family will be at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 5-8 pm to visit with relatives & friends.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Verlan Leon "Dutch" Goins, 78, of Poteau, OK passed away Friday, March 4, 2011 in Poteau. Verlan was born October 10, 1932 in Cameron, OK to Charles & Flora (Maple) Goins. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Bill & Raymond Goins; sister, Florence Rhymes. He was a carpenter, a life long resident of this area and a member of the Poteau Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Doris Ann Goins of the home; son, Gaylen Goins of Houston, TX; sisters, Marie Coleman of Stockton, CA, Charlene Lierly of Whitefish, MT, Opal Snyder of Tulsa, OK: brothers, Kenneth Ray Goins of Poteau, OK & Odie Goins of Poteau, OK. Services will be 2 pm, Monday, March 7, 2011 at Evans Chapel of Memories in Poteau, OK with Don Cherry & Dick Hurlocker officiating. Interment will follow in Vaughn Cemetery, Gilmore, OK. Pallbearers will be Wesley Pickle, Jim Kelly, Jim Estes, Jr Thompson, Roy Robertson, Jim Frier. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.