Wednesday, October 30, 2013

CARROLL DONEVA QUIROZ



Carroll Doneva Quiroz, 53, of Panama, OK passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013 in Poteau, OK.  Carroll was born April 30, 1960 in Tacoma, WA to J.C. & Allie Rose (Russell) Corley.  She was a homemaker.  Carroll was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Loren J.C. Corley and sister, Sandra Corley.

Survivors include her husband, Ernesto Quiroz of the home; daughter & son in law, April Dawn & Kevin Rinaldi of Ft. Smith, AR; son, Zachary Smith of Panama, OK; 4 grandchildren, Jacob Smith, Bryce Rinaldi, Jacelyn Rinaldi, Allie Rinaldi; brother & sister in law, Christopher & Marjorie Corley; sisters & brothers in law, Pandy & Russell Coker, Cassie & Jack Sartor all of Panama, OK; her precious dog, Fajita; other relatives & loved ones; many beloved friends.

Memorial services will be 3 pm, Saturday, November 2, 2013 at Evans Chapel of Memories with Rev. Phil McGehee officiating.

CHARLES FLOYD 'CHUCK' THOMPSON

Charles Floyd Thompson, 80, of  Hodgen, OK passed away Sunday, October 27, 2013 in  Hodgen.  Chuck was born January 14, 1933 in Carter, OK to Charley R. & Myrtle Wells Thompson.  He was a veteran of the US Air Force.  Chuck owned a Polaris ATV dealership. 

Survivors include his wife, Lawanda Thompson of the home; 2 daughters, Sharon Thompson of Norton, KS, Marla Thompson of Heavener, OK; 2 sons, Gene Thompson of Hodgen, OK, Mark Thompson of Annapolis, MD; 8 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Evelyn Jo Graham of AR, Linda Yarbarough of Arkoma, OK; 1 brother, Murle Thompson of Toolea, UT; other relatives & loved ones; many beloved friends.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 2, 2013 graveside at Stapp-Zoe Cemetery, Hodgen, OK with Rev. LeRoy Billy officiating.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Anne E. Donohue



Anne Elizabeth Donohue, 89 of Heavener, OK passed away Monday, October 28, 2013 in Poteau, OK.  Anne was born December 22, 1923 in Boston, MA. 
Services are pending.

Patsy Ann Espinoza


Patsy Ann Espinoza, 70, of Poteau, OK passed away Saturday, October 26, 2013 in Ft. Smith, AR.  Patsy was born June 7, 1943 in Stidham, OK to Sam & Ocydell Moore (Higgs) Stites.  She was a teacher in a Christian School. 

Survivors include her daughters, Teresa Stites Burke of Prairie Grove, AR, Susan Terrell of Elmonte, CA, Angelique Borrego of Fresno, CA; sons, Jeffrey Terrell and Thomas Terrell of Poteau, OK; sister, Rebecca Nation of Valliant, OK; 3 brothers, Jim Stites of Valliant, OK, Dee Stites of Dustin, OK, George Stites of Tulsa, OK;  16 grandchildren, Nadine Foster, Michelle Donaho, James, Michael & Amanda Acosta,  Davis, Brooklyn & Gavin Borrego, Crystal Jones, Wendy Cox, Justina Burke,  Shawndra, Christine, Jessica, Breeanne & Charles Terrell;  14 great grandchildren, Maddison Nadine Taylor, Kourtney Renea Donaho,  Landon Jacob Donaho, Bethani Diane Henderson, Alexis Michelle Foster, Christopher Lynn, Weston Jones, Talon Cox, Zena Perez,  Kylee Breeanne Maddox, Courtney Christine Maddox, Cameron Jean Maddox, Aiden Andrew Upton; other relatives & loved ones; many beloved friends.

Services will be 2 pm, Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK with Rev. Victor Sweet officiating. 

Interment will be 2 pm, Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Hanna Cemetery in Hanna, OK.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Samuel Jones



Samuel Arthur Jones, 74, of Poteau, OK passed away Saturday, October 26, 2013 in Tulsa, OK.  Sam was born December 19, 1938 in Shattuck, OK to Johnnie Delbert & Fern Mildred (Hand) Jones.  He was a construction contractor.   He was preceded in death by his parents.



Survivors include his wife Evalee of the home; daughters Tamala Lee Carr of Chino, CA, Stephanie Renee Jones of Panama, OK; son & daughter in law, Samuel Alan & Kimberly Jones of CA; 3 grandchildren, Colleen & husband Todd, Heather & husband Carlos, Shaundra, Cory & wife Ashley, Caden,  Isabella, Keaton, & Addison; 1 great grandchild, McKala; 1 brother, Johnnie & Jean Jones of Loomis, CA; other relatives & loved ones; many beloved friends.



Services will be 11 am, Friday, November 1, 2013 at Evans Chapel of Memories in Poteau, OK with Rev. Jim Cook officiating.  Interment will follow in Old Bokoshe Cemetery, Bokoshe, OK. 



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




Friday, October 25, 2013

Joseph Thornburg



Joseph Daniel Thornburg, 81, of Fanshawe, OK passed away Thursday, October 24, 2013 in Fanshawe.  Joseph was born December 25, 1931 in Hughes, OK to Lester G. “LG”  & Dora Viola (Rash) Thornburg.  He was a truck driver.  Joe was a member of the Masonic Lodge.  He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Karen Jo Lambert; 2 grandsons, Clayton Garrett, Greg Lambert; 3 sisters, Wilma Perry, Ruth Baker, Mable Thornburg; 1 brother, George Thornburg.



Survivors include his daughter, Katheryn Jane Garrett of Gilmore, OK; 5 grandchildren, Rob Lambert of AR, Kara & Bud Hammons of Wister, OK, Colby, Jarrod & John Garrett of Gilmore, OK; 12 great grandchildren, Whitney & Rebecca Lambert, Josie, Tucker, Wesley, Bo, Sydney & Sam Garrett, Jesse, Will, Kate & Joe Hammons;  2 brothers, Ezra Thornburg of Wister, OK, Paul Thornburg of Ashdown, AR; 5 sisters, Ester Richie and Maggie Jozens of CA, Zillah McFerran & Bertha Baker of AR, Martha Galbraith of OK; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives & loved ones; many beloved friends.



Services will be 10 am, Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK with Rev. Jim Cook officiating.  Interment will follow in Hicks Chapel Cemetery, Fanshawe, OK.  Pallbearers will be Rob Lambert, Colby, John & Jarrod Garrett, Jason Earl Thornburg, Jesse & Bud Hammons.



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

Monday, October 21, 2013

Pauline J Lee



   Pauline J. Lee, 94, of Spiro, OK passed away Saturday, October 19, 2013 in Spiro.   She was born November 23, 1918 in Panama, OK to John Andrew & Ida (Snow) McClain.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas E. Lee; her parents; two sisters, Elvida Roberts and Eloise Poe; two brothers, Glen McClain and John McClain.  
   She is survived by  8 nieces, Helen Costa, Charlene Willet, Karen Jones, Mary Bracey, Kay Tracy, Kelly McClain, Sara McClain, Gretchen Scaatzi; 4 nephews, Joe J. Poe, Larry R. Poe, John McClain Jr., & Shannon McClain.   Mrs. Lee lived in Alamagordo, NM with her husband where she was a successful antique dealer before retiring and returning to Oklahoma.  She will be missed by all who knew her.



A graveside service will be held at 10:00am Thursday October 24, 2013 at Oakland Cemetery in Poteau, OK.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Paul Dunfee



Paul F. Dunfee, 84, of Shady Point, OK passed away Friday, October 18, 2013 in Poteau, OK.  Paul was born April 25, 1929 in Terre Haute, Indiana to James H. & Laura Ellen (Hockett) Dunfee.  He was a heavy equipment operator.  Paul was preceded in death by his wife, “Ann” Antoinette (Napoli) aka “Cookie” on 2/2/2012.



Survivors include his sons, Paul Jr. & David; daughter, Paula; sisters, Delores Voughn and Debbie Terrelle of Terre Haute, IN; brothers, Kenny Dunfee of Bedford, IN, Roy Dunfee of California; sisters in law, Anna Thompson & Wayne of Bokoshe, OK; Elizabeth Wassinger & Bill of Wister, OK other relatives & loved ones; many beloved friends.



Private services will be held.


Charley Junior Thompson



Charley Junior Thompson, 72 of Poteau, OK entered into rest Saturday, October 19, 2013 in Ft. Smith, AR surrounded by his children.  He was born January 5, 1941 in Cameron, OK to the late Charley & Lillian (Goins) Thompson.  He was a retired diesel mechanic.  He was preceded in death by 3 sisters, Allie Thompson, Mary Boling, and Anna Mae Grossnickleos; 3 brothers, Charles, Ronald, Raymond Thompson.



Charley is survived by his wife of 54 yrs, Dorothy of the home;  4 daughters & sons in law, Cindy & David Akins, LaDonna Thompson & Jeff Tadtman, Marilyn & Jason Smith, Dana Thompson. 2 sons & daughters in law, Kenneth & Darlene Thompson, Jody & Jeannie Thompson; 9 grandchildren, David William Akins, Colton Thompson, Bryce & Emma Sandstoe, Deedra, Shania & Creed Smith, Ryan & Charley Thompson; 1 great granddaughter, Zaylee Marie; 3 brothers, J.B. & Lola Thompson, Wayne & Susie Thompson, Mike & Sherry Thompson; 3 sisters, Shirlene Oliver, Eva & Jim Garrett, Brenda & Jerry May; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, many dear friends.



Services will be 2 pm, Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK with Rev. Jim Cook officiating.  Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery, Poteau, OK.  Pallbearers will be Bryce Sandstoe, Colton Thompson, Will Akins, Creed Smith, Ryan Thompson, Keith Boling, Troy Boling & Evan Boling. 


Cecil Rolley


Cecil L. Rolley, 95, of Poteau, OK passed away Thursday, October 17, 2013 in Poteau.  Cecil was born October 5, 1918 in Chattanooga, OK to William C. & Dolly (Brown) Rolley.  He was a veteran of the US Air Force serving in WWII and the Korean Conflict.  Cecil was a member of Pleasant Valley Free Will Baptist Church, Poteau.  He was a mechanic.  Cecil was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Gracie (Qualls)  “Tump”on 4/9/2007; sister, Effie McCain.

Survivors include nieces & nephews, Melba Crane, Robin Benson, Rocky Crane & Ricky Crane.

Services will be 3 pm, Sunday, October 20, 2013 at Ellis Chapel Church, Wister, OK  with Revs. Jack Covey, Charles Scott and  Jim Cook officiating.  Interment will follow in Ellis Chapel Cemetery, Wister, OK. 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Coopy White




 Coopy White, 62, of Poteau, OK passed away Tuesday, October 15, 2013 in Tulsa, OK.  Coopy was born August 18, 1951 in Talihina, OK.  He owned and operated Coopy’s Body Shop.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Emmett & Martha Hill; and brother, Dennis White.

Survivors include his daughter, Brandy White of Norman, OK; grandchildren, Kyle & Alexis Kirkpatrick; 4 brothers, Jimmy and Richard White of Talihina, OK, Bill White of NC, Alvin White of Catoosa, OK; 1 sister, Cindy Williams of Catoosa, OK; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives & loved ones; many beloved friends.

Memorial services will be 10 am, Monday, October 21, 2013 at the Reynolds Center, Poteau, OK.



In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Joe Neff Memorial Scholarship, @ First National Bank, Poteau/Heavener.

Steve Ward



 Steve Ward, 60, of Rock Island, OK entered into Heaven on the 15th day of October 2013 in Rock Island.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Kay Ward.

Survivors include one brother, Jeff Ward of New York, NY; 2 sons, Chris Crawford of Greenwood, AR, Lincoln Crawford of Poteau, OK; 2 daughters, Roxsanne Ward of Bakersfield, CA, Tracy Hutchinson of Hodgen, OK; 14 grandchildren.

Services will be held at Slaytonville Cemetery, 11 am, Saturday, October 19.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Henry G. Manning



Henry Manning Sr. of Poteau, OK passed away Friday, October 04, 2013  at the age of 95 under the loving care of Peachtree Hospice.  Born June 10, 1918 in Bonanza, AR he proudly served his country with the US Army in both WWII and Korea, earning a purple heart.  He was preceded in death by his sister, Lucille Glensky and his wife of 57 years, Thelma (Nolen) Manning in 2001.

He is survived by one sister, Cleo Sloan of Florida;  one son, Henry Jr. of Wister, OK; two daughters & sons-in-law, Sharron and Carl Whitlock, Danita and Freddy Rizzo all of Cameron, OK; three granddaughters, Lana and Steve Branscum of Keller, TX, Carol & Mark Kannady of Poteau, OK, Krissy Manning of Wister, OK and one honorary grandson, Alex Rizzo of Oklahoma City, OK; three great granddaughters, Maddie Kannady of Wister, OK, Hannah Kannady of Poteau, OK, and Carly Branscum of Keller, TX.

Private services were held.

Billye Jean Jernigan



Billye Jean Jernigan, 83, of Wister, OK passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2013 in Ft. Smith, AR.  Billye was born February 10, 1930 in Wister, OK to Edward & Lelia (Stone) Mobley.  She was a homemaker.  Billye was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dewey Jernigan; sister, Eva Lee Jernigan.

Survivors include her daughters, Samantha Noseff of Wister, OK, Linda Jernigan of Broken Arrow, OK, Ricky Jernigan of Poteau, OK; 2 grandchildren, Jerry Sommers of Poteau, OK, Kim Davison of Red Oak, OK; 7 great grandchildren, Jake, Jackson, Jerra, Ali, Kayce, Cody, & Kyle; 1 sister, Bobbye Baggs of Broken Arrow, OK; other relatives & loved ones; many beloved friends.

Private family services were held.  She is interred in Summerfield Cemetery.

Dorothy Cooper



Dorothy Vera Roman Cooper, 90, of Poteau, OK, passed away on Monday, October 14, 2013. Dorothy was born May 2, 1923 in Wynoka, Oklahoma to Wilbur Clyde Roman and Ruth Irene Mercer Roman.  She graduated from Excelsior High School in Cromwell, Oklahoma in 1941.   Dorothy married Cleo Cooper May 18, 1941.
Cleo and Dorothy were long time residents of Poteau, Oklahoma where Cleo taught wood shop and Dorothy served as administrative secretary to the Superintendent of Poteau schools for many years.   She was an active long time member of the First Baptist Church, Poteau, Oklahoma.  Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Cleo, her father, mother , loving step mother and 2 brothers.
Dorothy is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Dick and Sharon Cooper of Santa Fe, New Mexico, daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Calvin Ray of Houston, Texas, and daughter Debbie Cooper of Henderson, Texas; 4 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be 2:00 pm, Saturday, October 19 at First Baptist Church, Poteau. with Rev. Phil McGehee officiating.  Interment will follow in Vaughn Cemetery - Gilmore, OK.  The family will be at the fellowship hall  from noon until service time to visit with friends and enjoy refreshments.
In lieu of flowers contribution to your favorite charity. 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

David Childress



David Louis Childress,  73,  of Monroe, OK passed away Monday, October 14, 2013 in Monroe.  David was born March 14, 1940 in Cedars, OK to Lewis & Ollie (Poole) Childress.  He was a truck driver.  David was a veteran of the US Army Reserves.  He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Daniel,  1 sister & 1 brother.

Survivors include his wife, Georgia Sue of the home; daughters & sons in law, Lynnette & Benny Williams of Monroe, OK, Jo & David Runyon of Alpine, AZ; son & daughter in law, Danny & June Dye of Monroe, OK; special niece & nephew, Reba Francis and Keith Childress; 7 grandchildren, Mary Morton, Dustin Smith, Christine Dye, Stuart Bennett, Glen Bennett, Kitty LeFebre, Michael Bennett; 2 step grandchildren, Ben Williams, Brittany Cameron; 12 great grandchildren; 6 sisters, Edith Jones, Patty Childress and Pam Ward of Pocola, OK, Carol Goins of Liberty, OK, Ruth Cantrell of Muldrow, OK, Judy Tolbert of Arkoma, OK; 5 brothers, Carl Albert “Tonkey” Childress, Junior Childress of Bonanza, AR, Eddie Childress of Pocola, Danny Childress of Roland, OK, Jerry Childress of Ft. Smith, AR; aunt, Mae Dimes of Ft. Smith, AR; uncle Porter Poole of Murry Spur, OK;  best friend, “Willie Dog”; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives & loved ones; many beloved friends.

Services will be 2 pm, Thursday, October 17, 2013 at Springhill Baptist Church in Monroe, OK with Rev. Billy Parker and Rick Snyder officiating.  Interment will follow in Monroe Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Aaron, Jerrid & Greg Francis, Cody Reed, Keith Childress, Benny Williams.  Honorary pallbearers will be Chad Musgrove, George Urchison Jr.

The family will be at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 4-6 pm to visit with relatives & friends.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Donna Wright-Howard


Donna Wright-Howard went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  She was 59 years old.  She was born July 5, 1954 to James and Carol Wright in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Donna is survived by parents Rev. James and Nellie Wright of Poteau, daughter and son-in-law, Major Michelle Wylie and 1SG Joseph Wylie, Sr.  of North Carolina;  son Jeffrey McGinnis and Jessica Hope Holland of Sulphur Rock, Arkansas;  Grandchildren, Cynthia Katharine Clausen and Joseph Wylie, Jr. of Sanford, North Carolina; and Coy Michael McGinnis of Sulphur Rock, Arkansas; Sister Liddie Brown of Inola, Oklahoma; Sister Joey Wright-Caughern of Poteau, Oklahoma; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her Mother, Carol Wright; Son, Leonard McGinnis; Brother, Robert; and Sisters, Jimme Gay, Rhonda Sue, and Cheryl Ann.

Services will be at 11:00 am, Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at New Providence Baptist Church in Hackett, Arkansas, led by Donna’s Father Rev. James Wright.

Donna was formerly of Poteau

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Sharon Kay McMurray



Sharon Kay McMurray, 62, of Poteau, OK passed away  Friday, October 4, 2013 in Ft. Smith, AR.  Sharon was born February 28, 1951 in Poteau, OK to Fred Daniel & Wanda Jewel (Costner) Gammell.  She was preceded  in death by her parents and her grandparents, Elbert & Jewel Costner. 



Survivors include her sons & daughters in law, Jason & Brenda McMurray, Alex Cunningham of Poteau, OK, Mykail Costner of Austin, TX; daughter & son in law, Cassandra & Jason III Green of Poteau, OK; 3 grandchildren, Evelyn Green, Lauren Green, Jason Green IV; brother & sister in law, Charles & Billie Gammell of Disney, OK; aunt, Wilma Lee of Poteau, OK; uncle, Clay Costner of CA; cousins, Jim & Judy Ervin of Poteau, OK; other relatives & loved ones; many beloved friends.



The family will visit with relatives & friends on Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 6-8 pm at Evans Chapel in Poteau.

Marisa Faye Farmer



Marisa Faye Farmer, 24, of Arkoma, OK passed away Monday, October 7, 2013, in Ft. Smith, AR.  Marisa was born September 29, 1989, in Ft. Smith to Mark & Teresa (Finchum) King.  She was office manager at Eastern Oklahoma Fabrication and also worked as dispatcher for Arkoma PD.   Marisa was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Everett Finchum & Mitchell King; great grandparents, Minnie Williams & Clarence Williams.



Survivors include her husband, John of the home; mother & stepfather, Teresa & James Call of Rock Island, OK; father & stepmother, Mark & Donna King of Cameron, OK; 2 sisters, Whitney Call and Danielle McCormick of Cameron, OK; 4 brothers, Josh Call, Tyler Irvin, Roy King, Chris Call; father in law & mother in law, James Leo & Shiree Farmer; brother in law, James Benjamin Farmer & wife, Carrie; sister in law, Dessie Farmer, all of Sallisaw; grandmothers, Bonnie Finchum, Barbara King, Pat Call, Irene Loftis; grandfathers, Roger Loftis and Carl Call; uncle & aunt, Ray & Amy Finchum; other relatives & loved ones; many beloved friends.



Services will be 2 pm Thursday, October 10, 2013 at Rock Island Community Free Will Baptist Church, Rock Island, OK with Revs. Steve Rutherford, Thomas Lenard & Brad Kuhl officiating.  Interment will follow in Greenhill Cemetery, Cameron, OK.  Pallbearers will be Brad Roberts, Riley Brooks, Jimmy John Williams, Dexter Jones, Randy Duncan, & Tommy McGrew.  Honorary pallbearers will be the Arkoma Police Dept.



The family will be at the funeral home in Poteau on Wednesday evening from 6-8 pm to visit with relatives & friends.
There is open visitation from 8 am to 8 pm daily.   Evans & Miller  Poteau location


Saturday, October 5, 2013

Patsy Ann Smith



Patsy Ann Smith, 76, of Poteau, OK passed away Saturday, October 5, 2013 in Poteau.  Patsy was born June 14, 1937 in Cherry Valley, AR to Leroy & Emma (Chisenhall) Massengill.  She was a homemaker. 

Survivors include her daughter, Sharon McCoy of Cameron, OK; sons, Danny Seay and Ricky Smith of Poteau, OK; 5 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren; other loved ones and friends.

Services will be 10 am, Monday, October 7, 2013 at Oakland Cemetery Pavilion, Poteau, OK with Rev. Jim Cook officiating.  Interment will follow.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Jerry Allen Adams



Jerry Allen Adams, 66, of Spiro, OK passed  away Sunday, September 29, 2013 in Fort Smith, AR.  Jerry was born February 18, 1947 in Bakersfield, CA to Bill & Essie P. (Tackett) Adams.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his uncles, Robert Adams of Keota, OK, Dale Adams of Panama, OK, Harold Adams of Sun City, CA, James Adams of Oakdale, CA; aunts, Donna Yost of Manteca, CA, Retha Carver of TX, Bertha Tackett of Panama, OK; guardians, Sharon & Darrell Barham of Spiro, OK; numerous cousins, other relatives, loved ones and friends.

Services were Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK with Rev. Brian Smith officiating.  Interment  followed in Old Bokoshe Cemetery, Bokoshe, OK.  Pallbearers - Dennis Fout, Danny Fout, Harold Harrison, Scott Harrison, Jeremy Armer, & Joe Damato.  Honorary pallbearers  - Derrick Barham, Paul Tackett, Ronnie Newby and Lee Lale.

Rene A. Berglund



 Rene A. Berglund, 95, of Poteau, OK passed away Monday, September 30, 2013 in Poteau.  Rene was born March 1, 1918 in Cincinnati, OH to August & Lillian (Wiesel) Berglund.    Rene’s former vocation as an aerospace engineer and his current avocation as an artist are similar: both engineer and artist are observers of nature-one describes nature in the language of mathematics, the other in illusion.  The engineer must obey the laws of nature to be credible – the artist may take liberties with nature but must render an illusion that is credible.  For both, their subjects are as large as the universe.

     Although Berglund was interested in drawing and painting in his early youth, it was not until 1980 after a career as  an aerospace engineer that he began.  A self-taught artist, he initially used the Foster art books.

  In the 30+ years since, he has produced many paintings and has entered many competitions and exhibits in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas.  He presently has paintings in corporate offices, banks, museums, and private collections throughout the United States.

   After entering college to pursue mechanical engineering, Berglund served in the Army Air Corps during WWII.  As a civilian once again, he joined what later became NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration).  His long career involved advanced aircraft design, communication satellites, space station studies, and, after his retirement, consulting.

   Survivors include his wife, Margie of the home; 1 son, Rene F. Berglund of Cocoa, FL; dog, Holly B.; sisters in law, Bettye Mathies and Doris Gravley of Ft. Smith, AR, Esther Berglund of Cincinnati, OH; nephew, Rick Mathies and family of Kila, MT; niece Debbie Robinson and family of Ft. Smith, AR; Extended family David, Cindy, and Will Akins of Poteau, OK; other relatives & loved ones; many beloved friends.

   Services will be 11 am, Friday, October 11, 2013 at the Fort Smith National Cemetery, Ft. Smith, AR with Rev. Jim Cook officiating.  Interment will follow. 


DONATIONS MAY BE MADE TO THE POTEAU VALLEY HUMANE SOCIETY OR POTEAU POUND PUPS

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Adrianna Queen Rose Kelley



Arianna Queen Rose Kelley was born at St. Edwards Mercy Medical  Center on  Friday,  August 16, 2013 at 2:12 p.m.  to  Brian DeSean Kelley and Samantha Nadia Frazier Kelley.  She was 6 lbs. 7oz. and 19 ½ inches.  She was a beautiful baby girl. While living she resided at 1435 Brazil St. Apt. A. Fort Smith, Arkansas.  She was a happy baby and quickly adapted to life. She quickly gained weight shooting up three pounds by the time she was one month old.  She was in three month clothes and size one diapers.  She loved to be rocked and bounced and didn’t cry that much at all.  She was loved by her brothers and her family.  She had a good life.  She became ill and at six weeks old God called her home on Monday, September 30, 2013. 
She leaves behind to mourn her mother, father, her great grandmother Missy. Lucille Taylor, Pocola, Ok.    Grandparents: Supt. J.D. Frazier and Missy. Margo Frazier, Fort Smith,   Ar. Eld. Frank  Selders and Sis. Karen Selders, Texarkana, Ar. Godmother Sis. Valena Sanders, Muskogee, Ok.  Brothers Braylon Cole Kelley, 13 of Nashville, Ar.  Elijah Lamar Gabriel Frazier, 3    and Andrew DeSean Matthew Kelley,2 of Fort Smith, Ar.    Sisters: Katera Aubreun Kelley, 12 of Mineral Springs, Ar. and Breshunda DeShay Kelley, 9 of Fayetteville, Ar.  Aunts: LaTisha Sherlynn Frazier, Fort Smith,  Ar. and Krystal Evon Selders.  Uncles: Jimmy Dale Frazier Jr., Fort Smith, Ar. and Kevin Dewayne Selders, Conway, Ar.  Her God Auntie Brittany Frazier , Fort Smith, Ar. and great aunts, uncles and a host of cousins, family and friends.
  Services will be  3 pm, Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Macedonia Temple-Church of God in Christ with Rev. Cummings and Rev. Frazier.  Interment will be in Laird Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Dale Frazier Jr., Bryant Taylor, C.J. Cooper & Kevin Selvers.