Thursday, September 27, 2012

Glenda McCullough

 Glenda Maxine McCullough, 59, of Poteau, OK passed away September 24, 2012 in Pocola, OK.  Glenda was born in Stockton, CA  on April 1, 1953 to Glen & Berniece (Brown) Blair.  She was an LPN.

Survivors include her daughter, Rachelle Blair of Poteau, OK, son, Joseph Blair of Howe, OK; 4 grandchildren; her father, Glen Blair of Poteau, OK; sister, Beverly Bruce of Poteau, OK; brothers, Keith Jones of Higley, AZ, Gary Jones of Trenton, KY: best friend, Linda Killion, Poteau, OK.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Daniel A. Hengl Vierra

Daniel A. Hengl Vierra, 46, of Poteau, OK passed away Monday, September 24, 2012 in Poteau.  Daniel was born August 5, 1966 in San Diego, CA to Fred & Alma (Vierra) Hengl.  He operated a forklift for OK Foods.  Daniel was preceded in death by his mother; grandmother, Alice Leonard, and sister, Jamie Byrne.
      Survivors include his wife, Katrina Hengl of the home; daughters, Cheyann Hengl of the home, Summer & Michael Campbell of Howe, OK; sons, Jeffery Durant of Howe, OK, James & Brittany Price of LeFlore, OK; granddaughters, Hailey and Liberty; sister, Denise Vierra of Texas, Aunt Carol Leonard of Poteau, OK; numerous nieces, nephews other relatives & loved ones; many beloved friends.
         Services will be 10 am, Saturday, September 29, 2012 graveside at Springhill Cemetery, Howe, OK.  Pallbearers will be James Price, Jeffery Durant, Michael Campbell, Allen Bacon, David Bacon, Earl Wilson.

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

Elizabeth Denise Rogodzinski

Elizabeth “Denise” Rogodzinski, 53, of Poteau, OK passed away Tuesday, September 25, 2012 in Poteau.  Denise was born October 5, 1958 in Clarksville, AR to J.C. & Theresa (Ward) Douglas.  She was a retail associate at Walmart for 35 years; and a business owner in Poteau for 13 years.
   Survivors include her husband, Jim of the home; her mother, Theresa Douglas of Clarksville, AR; 1 sister, Debbi Franklin of Clarksville, AR; 2 brothers, Mark  Douglas of Clarksville, AR, Kent Douglas of Maumelle, AR; nieces & nephews, Jessica, Holly, Marci, Lindsay, Luke, Stacia, Kate, Connor, Dillon; great niece & nephew, Corrine & Blake;  loving pets, Missy, Denny, Daisy, Sonny, Cassie, Fluffy, and Pugs; other relatives & loved ones; many beloved friends; her father, J.C. Douglas.
     Services will be 2 pm, Monday, October 1, 2012 at Union Grove Baptist Church in Clarksville, AR, with Pastor Celester Davis of Tupelo, MS officiating.   Interment will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery, Clarksville.  Pallbearers will be Mark Douglas, Kent Douglas, Mike Ball, Rickey Ward, Connor Douglas and Luke Douglas.   
     The family will be at the funeral home from 6-8 pm,  Saturday, Sept. 29 to visit with relatives & friends.

J.C. Littlepage

J.C. Littlepage, 79, of  passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2012 in Fort Smith, AR.  J.C. was born June 10, 1933.  He was a hardworking family man and a minister of God’s word.  He was a member of Saving Grace Nondemoninational Church.  .
Survivors include 4 daughters & sons in law, Cynthia D. & Chad Smith of Ft. Worth, TX, Pamela May of Decatur, TX, Sandra Moore of Ft. Worth, TX, Mary Virginia & Bobby Benavidez of Panama, OK     1 son, Larry Don Littlepage of Rust, TX
 25 Grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, 23 great great grandchildren
Brothers & sisters, James Littlepage, Jerry Littlepage, Donald Littlepage, Wanda Littlepage, Shirley & Juanita Littlepage and Judy Henderson  all of Texas

Memorial services will be 10:30 am, Monday, October 1, 2012 at Saving Grace Church, Keota, OK with Rev. Norman Bland and Bobby Benavidez officiating.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Justin Wayne Ward

Justin Wayne Ward, 24, of Poteau, OK  went to Heaven on Saturday, September 22, 2012.
Justin was born on April 18, 1988.  Justin graduated from Wister High School in May 2007.  He then married the love of his life Danielle Nicole Ward on April 15, 2010, at Ellis Chapel in Wister, OK.   Justin and Danielle are expecting their first child, Justin Wayne Ward Jr. on January 31, 2013.  Justin will be dearly missed by Copenhagen and Tucker, his two most loyal companions.
Justin was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Frances White Meeks; maternal great grandparents, Mutt & Iva Meeks. Luther & Ozell White; paternal grandfather, Earnest Ward; cousin, Baby Liam Lyon; sister in law, Alissa Lambert; other precious aunts, uncles, cousins & friends

Survivors include the love of his life-wife, Danielle of the home; unborn son, Justin Wayne Ward Jr.; parents, Wayne & Cissy Ward of Wister, OK; brothers, Chass Ward of Cameron, Chad Lucas & Melissa, Dustin Ward, & Tanner Ward of Wister, OK; sister,  Makayla Ward of Wister; grandparents, Wayne & Linda Meeks of Wister; Grandmother, Virginia Ward of Cameron, OK; grandparents in law, H.D. & Camilla Young of Gainesville, TX mother in law, Devona Mayo of Poteau; father in law, Kevin Holt; sisters in law, Brooke Lambert of Poteau, Heather Rimer of Wister, Lindsay Lambert;   other relatives & loved ones; many beloved friends.

Services will be 2 pm – Thursday, September 27, 2012 at Ellis Chapel Church, Wister, OK.  Interment will be at Vaughn Cemetery, Gilmore, OK.  Pallbearers will be Clayton Collins, Brandon Burns, Rusty Meeks, Evan Weathers, Cowboy Meeks, Jackie Dobbs, Kevin Luman.

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

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Alma M. Barnes

 Alma M. Barnes, 86, of Poteau, OK passed away Saturday, September 22, 2012 in Poteau.  Alma was born May 23, 1926 in  Monroe, OK to Frank & Irene (Terry) Riggs.   She was a homemaker.  Alma was a lifelong resident of Poteau.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, James.

Survivors include daughters, Lavanna Akins of Benton, AR, Kasey Barnes of Dallas, TX, Brenda Jackson of Poteau, OK, Verna Cook of Springdale, AR, Susan Flowers of Tulsa, OK; sister, Lola Grimes of Monroe, OK; 11 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren; other relatives & loved ones; many beloved friends.

Services will be 10 am, Tuesday, September 25, 2012 in Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK with Rev. Bob Garrett officiating.  Interment will follow in Monroe Cemetery, Monroe, OK.

David Louis Mann

David Louis Mann, 72, of Poteau, OK passed away Sunday, September 23, 2012 in Poteau.  David was born February 26, 1940 in Konawa, OK to Richard Wiley & Alta (Flemming) Mann.  He was a veteran of the US Army.  David worked various jobs in the oil field and retired as a drilling consultant.  He was a BIG OU fan. 

Survivors include his sons, David and Justin of Poteau and Robert Mann of Venus, TX; daughters, Paula and Gloria Mann of Poteau; grandchildren, David, Josh, Joseph, Teddy Mann and Kodi Lewing; great grandchildren, Kayden Lewing, Lexi Bryant, Brianna Urchison; sisters, Sally Carl of Ada, OK, Oleta & Gloria McCollum of California; brothers, Terry Mann of California and Wiley Mann of Oklahoma City, OK; other relatives & loved ones; many beloved friends.

Memorial Services will be held at a later date.

Thurman Dorey

Thurman Dorey, 101, of Poteau, OK passed away Saturday, September 22, 2012 at his home in Poteau.  Thurman was born January 10, 1911 in Wichita, KS to Wilfred & Bertha (Woods) Dorey.  He worked as a coal miner for 17 years  and as a carpenter for 28 ½ years in the San Francisco Bay Area and many other places.   Thurman was a member of Pleasant Valley Free Will Baptist Church.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Dora Ruth; son, Donald Dorey; brothers, WilfredJr. (Buster), Herman and Leon Dorey; sisters, Ruth Fair, Dorothy White, and Louise Walker.  Thurman was a loving father and grandfather.  He loved to paint portraits, John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe & Princess Diana were among his favorites.

Survivors include his sons & daughters in law, James & Sharon Dorey,  Larry & Kacey Dorey of Poteau; grandchildren & their spouses, Natalie & Randell Newby of Yale, OK, Mark & Staci Dorey of Denver, CO, John Dorey of Pasadena, CA; great grandchildren, Britni, Brooke, Joshua Newby, Christian & James Dorey, Collin Dorey; brothers & sisters in law, Bob & Wanda Dorey, Rob & Sue Dorey of Poteau, OK, Leo Dorey of Roseville, CA, Harrell & Barbara Dorey of Pinole, CA, William (Bill) Dorey of Poteau, OK; sister, Wilma White of Rio Linda, CA; other relatives & loved ones; many beloved friends.

Services will be 2 pm, Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Poteau, OK with Rev. Delbert Hodges and Randell Newby officiating.  Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Joshua Newby, Hank Collins, Tony Collins, Bill Mooneyham, Billy Hammers, Charles Diedrich.

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

Friday, September 21, 2012

IvaJo Shykes

IvaJo (Allison) Shykes, 71, of Eufaula, OK  (formerly of LeFlore) passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2012 in Midwest City, OK.  IvaJo was born September 25, 1940 in Reichert, OK to Jodie Allen & Lula (Walden) Allison.  She was preceded in death by her parents and grandson, Christopher Keith Shykes.

IvaJo attended school in LeFlore, OK.  She married Mark Duane Shykes on May 6, 1961, and they resided in Moore, OK.  In 1962 they moved to Duluth, MN where they had two sons, Keith and Mark.  In 1969 they moved to North Little Rock, AR and lived in the central Arkansas area for 26 years.  IvaJo worked as a property manager for various mobile home parks for several years.  In 1996 she retired and she and Duane moved to Eufaula, OK.  In 2005 IvaJo went to work for Lowe’s in McAlester, OK, and gave them 7 years of dedicated service.  Her most cherished time was with her children and grandchildren.  She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

2:00 p.m. – Saturday – September 22, 2012
Evans Chapel of Memories – Poteau, Oklahoma
Rev. Jim Cook
Reichert Cemetery - Reichert, Oklahoma

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Sherry Hollan

JONES-HARKINS OF WILBURTON....   Sherry is in Wilburton.

Sherry Ann Hollan of Red Oak, OK died Tuesday, September 18, 2012 in Oklahoma City, OK at the age of 61.

Sherry was born August 18, 1951 to Milo and Betty Jo (Baxter) Gibson in Poteau, Oklahoma.  She attended LeFlore Schools and graduated with the Class of 1969.  She immediately attended Carl Albert State College in Poteau, then transferred to Southeastern Oklahoma State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education in 1973.  Sherry taught a broad curriculum for LeFlore Public Schools, Howe Public Schools and Wister Public Schools.  She retired from Wister Public Schools with 38 years of service.  She was a beloved teacher and was the Sponsor for the Yearbook, School Newspaper, Academic Teams, Prom, and the Scholars and Honors programs.  She has worked part-time as an Adult Education Instructor for Poteau Public Schools for the past seven years. She was a lifetime educator who educated Oklahoma’s students with great pride.

She was a loving mother, best friend, and confidant, who was affectionately referred to as “Mimi” by her beloved granddaughter, Briley.  Her greatest enjoyment was being with her family.  She was an adoring grandmother who could never spend enough time with Briley.

Sherry was a member of the Norris Free Will Baptist Church.

She is survived by her mother, Betty Jo Gibson of Cartwright; daughter, Tara Goldsborough and husband, Chris of Red Oak; son, Rocky Hollan and wife, Denise of Poteau; granddaughter, Briley Ann Goldsborough; brother, Stacey G. Gibson and wife, Julie of Wister; nieces and nephews: Michael Gibson and wife, Danica, Justin Anderson, Stacey L. Gibson, Chase Gibson, Wyatt Gibson, Remington Gibson, Aubree Anderson, Jordan Booth, Cheyenne Booth, Faith Shadwick and Hunter Dawn Gibson; and other family, and a host of friends.

The Funeral Service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 22, 2012, at the Wister School Cafetorium, Wister, OK with Rev. Dale Wendlandt officiating.  Interment will follow at Wister Cemetery, Wister, OK.

Pallbearers will be: Rocky Hollan, Michael Gibson, Chase Gibson, Stacey G. Gibson, Justin Anderson and Stacey L. Gibson.

Honorary Pallbearers will be: Bob Brown, Dwayne Mote, Steve Goldsborough.


Lula Faye VanVeKoven

Lula Faye (Green) VanVeKoven, 79, of Poteau, OK passed away peacefully under the watchful eyes of the nurses and staff members at Select Specialty Hospital in Ft. Smith, AR on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 4:06 am.   Born February 23, 1933 in Williams, OK, she was the youngest of two children born to native Oklahomans William A. “Jude” Green and Edith Naomi (Hobbs) Green.  Lula Faye loved Williams, where she grew up on a small farm.  She told many stories of her childhood, of attending school in a one room school house, doing homework by kerosene lamp and riding horses and hogs.  She helped her parents raise pigs, chickens, cattle, tend and grow gardens, and milk cows.  She fought with chickens to gather eggs, boiled pork skin on hog killing days for making lard for cooking and making lye soap, made clothing, resoled shoes, and rode a mule drawn wagon to attend church.  When Lula Faye wasn’t climbing trees or chopping them down, riding horses or hogs, making bows and arrows to torment the chickens, opening a dead cow to see if the calf could be saved, chasing her older sister with bugs or herding her sister into a road side ditch with the horse she was riding, she was being carried piggyback by that same sister because her legs ached from the rheumatic fever she suffered with as a younger child.
     She truly enjoyed the full life she lived, but her greatest passion and her true love was her family.  Lula ruled her home with an iron frying pan and an extremely large heart.  She raised her family with God and Jesus always in the forefront.  She read and studied her Holy Bible with the greatest of convictions.  Lula was Chief, Seamstress, Janitor, Maintenance Woman, Accountant, Barber and Police woman to a household of a husband, four children and on occasion a menagerie of wild and domestic animals.  To aid her husband in buying extras that he could not normally afford to buy on his salary alone, Lula worked on assembly lines in fruit and vegetable canneries, as an assembly line supervisor for Hanes Mfgr. Company and as a nurses assistant.  Lula Faye enjoyed quilting, sewing, crocheting beautiful afghans, knitting, making and buying jewelry, reupholstering furniture, disassembling her household appliances, and refurbishing and building houses with her husband.  She knew and played many religious songs on the piano and always enjoyed a good mystery novel or movie.  Lula was always the first to figure out who had done what and why.  She was happiest when the family was gathered together for special occasions.  Her favorite food was salt and kosher dill pickles, salt and grapefruit, salt and watermelon, salt and ….salt.  She was a gentle, tender hearted, wise, understanding, generous soul with a very good sense of humor, a gruff presentation and she will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her, but especially by her family.  Her sister knows this is one time she cannot carry her piggyback.
   Lula was preceded in death by both parents, husband of 56 years, Arthur VanVeKoven, daughter, Lana Faye (VanVeKoven) Morris, grandson, Jacob Allen VanVeKoven, and granddaughter, Jennifer Lynn (VanVeKoven) Hamilton.. 
    She is survived by her sons, William VanVeKoven and wife LaVerne of Poteau, Gary VanVeKoven of McAlester, and Kenneth VanVeKoven and wife Cindy of Kiowa; her only sibling, Wanda Macy of Poteau; her grandchildren, Robert Joseph, Kristina, Timothy, Katelynn, Aaron, Alaina, Bethany, Robert Allen, and Hannah;  four great grandchildren and her special friends Sparky and Sammy.
    Services will be held 2 pm,  Friday, September  21, 2012 at Pleasant Valley Free Will Baptist Church, Poteau.  Interment will follow in Greenhill Cemetery, Cameron, OK.All family and friends are encouraged and welcome to attend.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Arlene A. Davidson

Arlene Annett Davidson, 71, of Poteau, OK departed this life Monday, September 17, 2012 in Poteau.  She was born February 11, 1941 in Shamrock, TX to George William & Leona (Henry) Barrett.  Arlene was a retired registered nurse, having served as nursing supervisor for Health South in Ft. Smith, AR.  She also was the Director of  Emergency Medical Services at Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center in Poteau.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley “Buck” Davidson and her parents.

Arlene is survived by her son, J.W. Lovelace of Poteau; sister, Clara Moore of Panama, OK; brother, Luther DeWeese of Dallas, TX; stepdaughters, Karen Pennington of Hackett, AR and Deborah Baxter of Edmond, OK;  numerous nieces and nephews; other relatives and loved ones; many beloved friends.

Memorial services will be 10 am, Saturday, October 2 at Greenhill Cemetery Pavilion in Cameron.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers contributions be made to Cancer Research or American Red Cross.

Ruth P. Webb

Ruth Pauline Webb was born in Spiro, OK Jan 8, 1919 to, John and Lillie Sherfield she passed away September 18, 2012 in Poteau.  She married John (Doc) Webb Aug 10, 1938. She was a homemaker, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband, Doc and a precious granddaughter, Christy, as well as 8 brothers and sisters.
She is survived by daughter, Connie Fuller of Howe, OK; 3 sons, Wayne (Spider) Webb and wife, Darlene of Poteau, Johnny Mac Webb and wife Donna of Howe, Stanley Webb of Fort Smith, Arkansas; sister, Dorothy Faye Hughes of Lodi, CA.; 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
Services will be 2 pm, Thursday, September 20, 2012 at the Oakland Cemetery Pavilion, Poteau, OK with Rev. Jim Cook officiating.  Interment will follow.  Pallbearers will be Keith Webb, Micah Webb, Matt Webb, Chad Webb, Shea Webb, Trent Sewell, Mike Stewart.
The family will be at the funeral home on Wednesday from 6-8 pm to visit with relatives & friends.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Wilma "Faye" Humphries

Wilma “Faye” Humphries, 80, of Poteau, OK stepped into the light Friday, September 14, 2012 in Fort Smith, AR.  Faye was born July 9, 1932 in  No. 10 community between Howe and Monroe OK to William R. & Sarah Lula (Dodd) Ritter.  She began her education at the No. 10 Community School no rebuilt into the home of her sister Jeanne Hill and family.  On July 23, 1955 she married Everett Ray Humphries.  She became a homemaker raising three children, Steve Ray Humphries, Jesse Lynn Humphries and Richard Roland Humphries.  Faye was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Everett Ray Humphries; brothers & sisters, Frank Ritter, William Z. “Short” Ritter, Raymond L. “Cobe” Ritter, William C. “Bill” Ritter, Viola Ritter, Sovola “Sis” Wise, Willard T. “Big Boy” Ritter and Otis Cleo Ritter.  She was a beloved mother and loved by countless other relatives and friends.  Her greatest gifts were raising her family to love the Lord and keeping family values alive for caring and helping each other.  Also no one could beat her Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.  She tried to love everyone and help everyone without judgement of circumstance.  Her presence will be greatly missed by those she loved. 

Survivors include her 3 sons, Steve Ray Humphries, Jesse Lynn Humphries, Richard Roland Humphries; sisters, Marcella Waymire and Jeanne Hill; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives & loved ones; many beloved friends.

Services will be 2 pm, Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK with Rev. Jim Cook officiating.  Interment will be in Vaughn Cemetery, Gilmore, OK

Friday, September 14, 2012

Donna Jean (Rogers) Shaw

 Donna Jean (Rogers) Shaw, 76, of  Poteau, OK passed from this life on Thursday, September 13, 2012 in Oklahoma City, OK, after a lengthy illness.  Donna was born June 20, 1936, in Tacoma, WA.  She was a devoted mother, loving grandmother & great grandmother.  She always had a love for writing and for music.

Donna was baptized in 1969 by her brother in law, Rev. David Shaw of Waynoka, OK.  She was a former member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Poteau.  She was a former resident of Vista Nursing Home in Heavener.  She was preceded in death by parents, Joe and Emma Rogers; sister, Audrey Braga, and former husband, Lewis “Marty” Shaw, and longtime friend, Katherine Hughey.

Donna is survived by 2 sons, Lewis Martin Shaw, Jr. and wife Teresa of Plains, MT, Richard Leaman Shaw and wife Yoko of Honolulu, HI; 3 daughters, Alberta Jean "Lolly" Shaw of Oklahoma City, OK, Rebecca Lynn Miller of Poteau, OK, Debra Ann Hardesty of Ft. Smith, AR; sister, Alma Andrews of Sedrowooley, WA; 10 grandchildren, Ali Razavi, Cory Ryan Miller, Carrie Lauren Miller, Jackey Hardesty, Merry Ann Hardesty, Naomi Rachel Shaw, Lydia Rebekah Shaw, Vanessa, Kenshiro and Tomoko; 2 great grandchildren, Serenity Hope Hardesty-Walker and Aaliyah Faith Goines; other relatives & loved ones; many beloved friends.

Memorials may be sent to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.  1-800-457-6676
Memorial services will be 10 am, Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Evans Chapel of Memories with Rev. David Shaw officiating.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Ron Hunt

    Ronald Lee Hunt, 74, of Panama, OK passed away Friday, September 7, 2012 in Tulsa, OK.  Ron was born May 30, 1938 in Albany, CA to Atlee Fulmer & Ethel Mae (Towne) Hunt.  He was a veteran of the US Army & Marines.  Ron was the security captain at AES.  He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Robert Hill; and daughter, Fay Daffron.
     Survivors include his wife, Velma May Hunt of the home; daughters, Martha Shelton of Garden Valley, CA, Julie Hobson of Vacaville, CA, and Heather Mulligan of Panama, OK; 1 son, Richard Hunt of Clear Lake, CA; 11 Grandchildren; 11 Great Grandchildren; brother, Richard Hunt of Sunnyvale, CA; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives & loved ones; many beloved friends.
     Services will be 2 pm, Thursday, September 13, 2012 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK with  Rev. Harold Thompson officiating.    The family will be at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6-8 pm to visit with relatives & friends.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Gail Morrison

Gail Morrison, 76, of Poteau, OK passed away Friday, September 7, 2012 in Poteau.  Gail was born August 4, 1936 in Red Oak, OK to Alvin & Ila B. (McAlester) Ramer.  She was an LPN. Gail was a member of Summerfield Baptist Church and attended Trinity Baptist Church in Poteau.  She was preceded in death by her parents; step father, Alfred McGowen; husband, Elva L. Morrison; 3 brothers, Norval Ramer, Billy Ramer & Johnny McGowen.  She liked to cook, shop, travel & take care of people.  Gail loved her family.

Survivors include her sisters & brothers in law, Sue & Ronnie Burke of Broken Bow, OK, Phyllis & Rick Sanders of Howe, OK;  brother & sister in law, Herman & Linda McGowen of Summerfield, OK; 8 nieces, Sheryl Ford, Michelle Earls, Carolyn Sanders, Misti Roath, Melissa Caldwell, Kaylee Roath, Kloee Roath, Kinzler Caldwell; 9 nephews, Keith Shearer, Keifer Shearer, Shawn Goad Jr., Waylon Goad, Chris Copeland, Hagen Earls, Hadlee Earls, Brex Caldwell, Shayne Mead; special friend, Debbie Janway; other relatives & loved ones; many beloved friends.

Services will be 2 pm, Monday, September 10, 2012 at Summerfield Baptist Church, Summerfield, OK with Rev. Charles Caughern & Rev. Leroy Billy officiating.  Interment will follow in  Fanshawe Cemetery, Fanshawe, OK.  Pallbearers will be Keith Shearer, Shawn Goad Jr., Waylon Goad, Chris Copeland, Jason Roath, Justin Earls, Dan Caldwell.  Honorary pallbearers will be Ben Curtis, Veachel Davis, and Bryan Hoggatt.

Elizabeth Rebecca Ewalt

Elizabeth Rebecca Ewalt, 46, of Poteau passed away Sunday, September 2, 2012 in Poteau.  Elizabeth was born November 12, 1965 in Lake Charles, LA to Charles Gary & Nancy Rebecca (Townsend) Ewalt.  She was a homemaker.  Elizabeth was well loved and will be greatly missed.
   Survivors include her brother, Jesse of Ft. Smith, AR; and three children, Kenneth, Beverly, and Samantha.

No services are scheduled at this time.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Lavinia Jane Quigg

Lavinia Jane Quigg, 95, of Poteau, OK passed away Monday, September 3, 2012 in Poteau.  Lavinia was born October 4, 1917 in Avery, OK to O.W. & Drucella (Sample) Wilcher.  She was a homemaker.  Lavinia was a member of the Poteau Church of Christ.  She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Fred Murfin; second husband, Clyde Quigg; sister, Zula Province; grandsons, Steve Chandler, Mikal Morphis; great grandson, Colton Samuels; son in law, Winford Chandler.

Survivors include her daughter, Carolyn Chandler of Poteau, OK; special daughters, Shirley Thomas of Monroe, OK, Judy Payne of Cushing, OK; special granddaughters, Jeanie Hayden of Paris, AR, Kim Burns of Shreveport, LA, Jamie Williamson of Eldorado, AR, Kecia Chandler, Mia Miller, and Natasha Samuels of Poteau, Lydia Brown of Ft. Smith, AR; 6 great grandchildren; 9 great great grandchildren;  2 sisters, Edna Mae Eason of Azle, TX, Izetta Holland of Burleson, TX; brother, Frank Wilcher of Houston, TX; other relatives & loved ones; many beloved friends.

Services will be 10 am, Friday, September 7, 2012 at the Poteau Church of Christ with  Don Cherry officiating.  Interment will follow in Monroe Cemetery, Monroe, OK.  Pallbearers will be Bob Marchant, Randy Lum, Dick Moore, Jack Baker, Rendall Thompson, Cecil Williams.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Patrick Lynch Library Fund.

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William Elijah "Liam" Lyon

Services for Liam Lyon will be 2 pm, Sunday, September 9, 2012 at the Reynolds Center, Poteau, OK.  The family will visit with relatives & friends at Calvary Assembly of God Church on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 5-7 pm. 
William Elijah Lyon, affectionately dubbed Liam, was born February 18, 2011 at 3:25am to Whitney and Brody Lyon in Ft. Smith, Arkansas.  He was a perfect size weighing 6 lbs and measuring 19 inches long.  Liam was quickly diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and in the short time that Liam was here, he changed the world we live in.  His story of love and courage crossed borders and continents as he traveled to various hospitals across the country in an effort to save his life.  He has touched the lives of tens of thousands on his Facebook page, I Love Liam Lyon.  On September 3, 2012, despite his courageous fight, the efforts of countless medical personnel and the prayers of thousands, Liam earned his wings while in the loving arms of his mommy and daddy.  
Liam was loved by a huge family and he is survived by:
His parents, Brody and Whitney Lyon and the best big sister ever, Cheyanne (Cameron, Ok)
Grandparents: Grandma Nanci Tankersley, Ricky and Trina Ward (Cameron), Bruce and Sandy Lyon (Santa Barbara, Ca)
 Aunts:  Jamie Ward and Cousins Ali, Jalen, Gage, Tristyn (Cameron) and Amanda Lyon (Santa Barbara)
 Uncle Kyle and Brittany Ward and Cousins Kylee and Isabella (Cameron); AJ & PJ.
Great Grandparents Paul and Joyce Tankersley and Virginia and the late Ernest Ward (Cameron) and Hazel Lyon (Santa Barbara)
Great Aunts and Uncles:  Susan and Dale Pickle and 2nd Cousin Ashlee Pickle (Houston, Tx);  Paul and Lori Tankersley and 2nd Cousins Jennifer &  Tracy Morris (Kaityln, Ashlyn, Brooklyn), Christopher and Tammy Tankersley (Kaley, Chance, Breyden), Torey & Chris Howell (Cooper and Case) and Zach Tankersley; Cathy and Jerry Bernstein and 2nd Cousin Heidi Bernstein (Santa Clarita, Ca), Barbara Lyon (Santa Barbara), Star Essman (Ventura, Ca), Dick Lyon (Grass Valley, Ca), and John Lyon (Dumfries, Va);
Wayne and Cissy Ward and 2nd Cousins Chass Ward (Cassidy and Kelcee), Justin,  Dustin, Chad, Tanner and Mykayla;  Saundra and Jody Cox and 2nd Cousins Sharon & Robert (AJ, Breanna, Skeeter), Karen & Bruce, Shane & Angie (Makayla, Wade, Ashley, Emily), Shawn & Robin (Megan,  Austyn, Jaxyn, Addyson), Sandy (Taylor, Tyler), and Rocky (James David, Jacob, and Kinley).

Honorary Family: Karen and Gerry Greathouse, Amanda and Matthew Penny, Hillary Kokes, Nancy Box, Amy Roberts, Chris Hansen, Ernie, Maria and Leonard Campos, Bryon and Bonnie Burns, Luke and Lindsay Hoyhtya, Brother David and Alicia Kennedy.
Jane Phillips Memorial Hospital Coworker Family: Judy, Lisa, Lori, Kelly, Kelli, Amanda, Deb, Pat, Brian, Stan, Anderson, Gary, Ronda, Kathy, Kristen, Randy, Brad and Charles
Alvin-Friendswood Veterinary Clinic Coworker Family: Vikki, Cindy, Mel, Alina, Gabe & Amanda, Cherie and Ronnie, and Jann
Design Support Services: Cindy Price
Westmont College Admission Office: Jodi, Dawn, Silvio, Lexi, Maddie, Olympia, Andrew, Pat, Jessica, Todd, Susan, Andrea, Laura, Candace, and Joyce
Donations may be made to a family support organization in Liam's honor at  "I Love Liam Lyon" c/o Susan Pickle, 318 Waterford Way, Kemah, TX  77565