Saturday, January 31, 2015

Olen Heflin



Olen Wesley Heflin, 82, of Wister, OK passed away Thursday, January 29, 2015  in Ft. Smith, AR.  Olen was born April 22, 1932 in Wister, OK to Henry J. & Agnes (Kiefer) Heflin.   He was retired from the Forestry Service.   Olen was preceded in death by his son, Stephen Wesley Heflin; Brother, Elzie, Novel, Toney, Cecil, George & James Heflin; sisters, Elvey Vaughn, Gladys Easton and Cleo Queen.

Survivors include his wife, Josie Kiser Heflin of the home; daughter, Brenda Morrison of Howe, OK; son, Mike & Shirley Heflin of Poteau, OK; grandsons, Kevin, Stephen, & James Wesley Heflin, Dustin & Brandon Morrison; 13 great grandchildren; sister, Ruby Johnston of Poteau, OK; other relatives, loved ones and friends.

Services will be 2 pm, Monday, February 2, 2015 at First Baptist Church, Wister, OK with Rev. Keith Stewart, Jarrod Johnson and Kolby Morrison officiating.  Interment will follow in Maxey Cemetery, Wister, OK. 

The family will be at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon from 2-4 pm to visit with relatives & friends.

IONE DAVIS HAMMON



Ione Rudean Davis Hammon, 85, of Poteau, OK went home to meet Jesus on January 29, 2015 in Poteau, OK.  Ione was born September 12, 1929 in Spiro, OK to Robert & Ella (Goins) Crenshaw.  She was a lifetime member of the Calvary (formerly Polk Creek) Assembly of God Church where she sang in a trio, quartet and choir for many years.   Ione worked at Wright’s Drug Store, C.R. Anthony and Bernards in Poteau.  She loved her family, her church, had unwavering faith in the Lord, and loved to sing and listen to gospel music.  Ione was preceded in death by husbands Audrey Davis and then Harold Hammon; son Gary Davis; brothers, Junior, Edgar, Lewis and Garvis Crenshaw; sisters, Margie Parker, Hazel Carson, Dorene Harrison, Sadie Petrey; and her parents.

She is survived by sons, Eddie and wife Donna Davis of Wilburton, OK, Keith and wife Maria Davis of Poteau, OK, Kendall and wife Kelly Davis of Gilbert, AZ daughters, Becky and husband Rickey Anderson of Panama, OK, Pamela and husband Greg Walker of Salt Lake City, UT; grandchildren, Lance Davis, Kevin and Michelle Davis, Chris and Christy Anderson, Laney and Craig Groom, Tamara Gibbens, Nastassja and Jeff Sexton, Brandon Davis, Brandy and Matt Driver, Todd Davis and Peyton Davis;  great grandchildren, Jordan, Cole, Caroline and Syler Davis, Brynlee Driver, Kirsten and Karlie Anderson, Scotty Groom, Kadence Trent and Cash Griffith;  sister, Freda and husband Jim Riley of Glenpool, OK; brother, Calvin Petrey of CO; special friends, Gayle and Harvey Bowman other relatives, loved ones and many friends.

Services will be 2 pm, Monday, February 2, 2015 at Calvary Assembly of God Church, Poteau, OK with Rev. Mark Hodges and Rev. Jim Cook officiating.  Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Lance, Kevin and Brandon Davis, Chris Anderson, Craig Groom and Cole Davis.  Honorary pallbearers will be Greg Walker and Jeff Sexton, Matt Driver and Harvey Bowman. 

The family will be at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon from 2-4 pm to visit with relatives & friends.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Donnie Lee James



Donnie Lee James of Heavener, OK  passed away  Tuesday, January 27, 2015 in Heavener.  She was born December 2, 1948 in Talihina, OK.  She was of the Pentacostal Faith.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam & Mary Elizabeth Hickman; son, James Leon Ford; sisters, Mary Helen May Smelser; Rebecca Hickman.

Survivors include her husband, Gibson James; sister, Helen & Charles Haynes of Shady Point, OK, Archie & TiaJuanna Hickman of Panama, OK; children, Margie “Loretta” Crosslin of Shady Point, OK, Shelia Porter of Coalgate, OK, Mary Elizabeth Ford , Barb & Dianna Morrison of Stigler, OK, Bobby & Tonya Morrison of Panama, OK; 18 grandchildren; other loved ones and friends;  a special grandson, Johnathan Bennett of Ft. Smith, AR.
 Services were 2 pm, Friday, January 30, 2015 graveside at New Talihina Cemetery, Talihina, OK with Rev. Danny Haynes officiating.   Interment followed.



Edgar Cookson/Quinn



Edgar Lewis Cookson/Guinn, 86, of Keota, OK  passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2015  in Spiro, OK.  Edgar was born February 4, 1928 in Antlers, OK to Andrew Davis & Vanita (Brigance) Cookson.    Edgar was a mechanic for Bob Smedley.  He was preceded by his sisters, Corrina and Josie; son, Allen Guinn; his stepfather, Edgar Guinn, the man who raised him.

Survivors include his sons & their wives, Larry G. & Linda Guinn of Panama, OK, Donald A. & Laverne Guinn of Keota, OK, Roger W. & Jane Guinn of Ft. Smith, AR; 7 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren; and sisters, Wanita, Thelma and Radona; other relatives, loved ones and friends.

Services will be 10 am, Friday, January 30, 2015 graveside at New Hope Cemetery, Spiro, OK with Rev. Jerry Turner officiating.   

Eldwin Bryant


Eldwin Bryant, 61, of Kinta, OK passed away, Tuesday, January 27, 2015 in Ft. Smith, AR.  He was born January 3, 1954 in McAlester, OK to Frank & Loeta (Powell) Bryant.  Eldwin worked at local coal mines many years before going to work at Fort Howard/Georgia Pacific in the shipping department.  Although he had been unable to work since February 2014, he officially retired in November 2014 due to a prolonged illness.

Survivors include his wife, Dawn, of the home; his daughters, Megan Morrow and husband, Will of Muskogee, OK; Tori Smith and husband Joseph of Whitefield, OK; Ashley Harris and husband Daniel of Hartford, AR; one son, Seth Bryant of the home; mother, Loeta Bryant of Kinta, OK; father, Frank Bryant and wife, Aleta of Kinta, OK;  grandchildren Keaton, Kerstin and Kilee Morrow of Muskogee, OK;  Gunnur Bryant, Brittany and Mia Smith of Whitefield, OK; Brandon Nicholson, Grace, Gauge, Malachi, Rachel, and Dannie Harris of Hartford, AR; sister, Diann Henson of Poteau, OK;  numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, cousins, other relatives, loved ones and many, many friends.

A Celebration of Life Service will be at 2 pm, Friday, January 30, 2015 at Stigler First Baptist Church with Pastor Daniel Milligan & Gene Murray officiating.

PALLBEARERS will be William Morrow, Joseph Smith, Daniel Harris, Brad Carpenter, Bentley Carpenter, Phillip Healy.   HONORARY PALLBEARERS will be Wayne Jones, Tom Shelton, C.B. Coplen, Jimmy Echelle, John Gilmer, Ralph Carpenter, Steve Woodson
Stan Carpenter


In lieu of flowers,  Eldwin requested that donations be made to the church building fund.



Saturday, January 24, 2015

Frances Ferrell Gray



Frances Ferrell Gray, 94, of  Pocola, OK passed away Friday, January 23, 2015 in Fort Smith, AR.  Frances was born January 23, 1921 to Elvis & Jennie  (Ramsey) Cruson.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Pocola, OK.  She played the piano.  She worked at McKesson Wholesale Drug.  She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Ella Jane Reaves; sister, Alice Marie. 

Survivors include her son in law, George Reaves of Pocola, OK; grandson, Britt Reaves of Pocola, OK; great grandchildren Hayden and Alyssa; other relatives, loved ones and friends.

Services will be 2 pm, Monday, January 26, 2015 at Evans Memorial Chapel in Pocola, OK with Nikki Carter officiating.  Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Fort Smith, AR.  Pallbearers will be Doug Been, Andy Wentz, Mike Bryant, Stan Gray, Mike Jones and Chuck Tiedmann.  Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Cole, Jack Been and Frances’ Sunday School Class.

The family will be at the funeral home in Pocola on Sunday evening from 5-7 pm to visit with relatives & friends.



Friday, January 23, 2015

Allen Andrew Kersh



Allen Andrew Kersh, 95 of Shady Point, OK passed away Friday, January 23, 2015 in Pocola, OK.  Allen was born June 14, 1919 in Cowlington, OK to Rufus Hugh & Maude (Jones) Kersh.  He was a minister for over 50 years; as well as a carpenter, the Shady Point Fire Chief, a share cropper and farmer.  He was  preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lorene on January 4, 2001; grandson, Shawn Kersh; great grandson, Buddy Burleson; great granddaughter, Alesha Billy; 5 brothers and 3 sisters.



Survivors include his children and their spouses, Rufus & Agnes Kersh of Poteau, OK, Evalyn & Dolphis Fout, Bert & Frank Wiles, Jim & Diana Kersh all of Shady Point, OK, Jean & Leon  Garner of Broken Arrow, OK, Dephna & Evert Stacy of Alma, AR, Howard & Patsy Kersh of Rock Island, OK, Larry & Debra Kersh of Hugo, OK, Wayne & Paulette Kersh of Monroe, OK; 22 grandchildren, 65 great grandchildren; 40 great great grandchildren; a host of friends and other relatives.



Services will be 10 am, Monday, January 26, 2015 at the Assembly of God Church in Shady Point, OK with Revs. Joe Owen and Matt Stimic officiating.  Interment will follow in Shady Point Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be his grandsons.



The family will be at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon from 2-4 pm to visit with relatives & friends.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Robert E. Lee Pierce



Robert E. Lee Pierce, 90, of Shady Point, OK passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2015 in Shady Point.  Robert was born September 8, 1924 in Knothole, OK to Earnest Adam “Red” and Delier Lube (Thomas) Pierce.  He was self-employed & he was also a pilot.  Robert was a deputy sheriff and a volunteer fire fighter. He was a Mason.  He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Edna M. Painter Pierce, second wife, Elinor Wiles Mize Pierce, baby sister, Nora Pierce; brothers, Andrew Jackson Pierce, Edward Pierce and Baby Boy Pierce.

Survivors include his daughter, Elizabeth Pierce Fout; stepdaughter, Shelia & Charlie Covey; granddaughter, LaDonna & Mark Wiles; grandsons, Gearl Jr. & Shawnta Fout, Robert Fout all of Shady Point, OK; sister, Eula Faye Justice & Myron Chappell of Spiro, OK; brothers, Charles D. & Rene Pierce of Ft. Smith, AR, Dennis Ray & Dottie Pierce of Alma, AR;  5 great grandchildren; 5 great great grandchildren; other relatives, loved ones and friends.

Services will be    10 am – Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Calhoun Baptist Church with Bro. Steve Hughes. Interment will be in Greenhill Cemetery, Cameron, OK.  The family  will be at the funeral home Friday evening from 6-8 pm.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Joshua Black



Joshua Wayne Black, 33, of  Ft. Smith, Ar., passed away on Thursday, January 15th in Ft. Smith, Ar.  He was born on July 27, 1981 in Ft. Leonardwood, Mo. to Jesse Wayne and Denise Anne Black.  Joshua loved to fish, cheer for the Oakland Raiders, collect antiques and was a great Nascar fan.  He loved his nieces and nephews dearly and adored his family.  He was a loving husband who loved life in general. 

Survivors include his parents Jesse & Denise Black, his wife Niki of the home, a Stepdaughter Krista Petit, Brother Nathan and his fiancĂ© Blythe Beck of Dallas, Tx; a Sister Cassidy Black and fiancĂ© Eric White of Ft. Smith, Ar., and his “Grandma” Beverly Black of Modesto, Ca., Nieces & Nephews Canaan Black, Denton Black, Tarin Black, and Olivia Black.  Also surviving are numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his “Grandpa” Jesse Black, and Aunt & Uncle Frone & James Black.

Services will be Friday, January 23, at 3 PM, in the Chapel of Evans & Miller Funeral Home in Pocola, with Interment following at Macedonia Cemetery in Pocola.  Pallbearers will be Rickey Dale Chronister, Michael Chronister, Robert Chronister, Jeff Rutherford, Billy Boyster and Nathan Black.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Mark McKay, Marcus Pipkins, Michael Pipkins and Eric White.

There will be a visitation Evans & Miller Chapel in Pocola on Thursday, January 22 from 5 – 7 PM.

Richard Fugate



Richard Wayne Fugate, 45, of Poteau, OK passed away Monday, January 19, 2015 in Fort Smith, AR.  Richard was born October 4, 1969 in Kansas City, MO to Paul A. & Carol (Brasher) Fugate.  He was preceded in death by brother, Keith Allen Fugate.

Survivors include his son, Johnathan Jack Fugate of Poteau, OK; his parents, Carol & John E. Hunter of Poteau, OK; other relatives, loved ones and friends.

Services will be 2 pm, Thursday, January 22, 2015 in Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK with Rev. Jim Cook. Pallbearers will be James Masters, Michael Masters, Barry Sitton, Cory Harris, John Charles Harris, Scotty Surber. Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery, Poteau, OK

The family will be at the funeral home from 5-7 pm Wednesday, January 21, 2015 to visit with relatives & friends.

Freda Starr



Freda Marie Starr, 68, of Spiro, OK passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015 in Ft. Smith, AR.  Freda was born May 11, 1946 in Keota, OK to Arlie & Alberta (Romine) Christenberry.  She was retired from Baldor after 20 years.  Freda was preceded in death by her husband, Marlin Starr; sisters, Betty & Wanda. 

Survivors include her sons & daughters in law, Tony & May Starr in Pocola, OK, Harold & Bonnie Starr in Poteau, OK; brothers, Billy Christenberry of  Muldrow, OK, Jesse Christenberry of Spiro, OK, Donnie Christenberry of Iowa; sisters, Margie Christenberry of Pocola, OK, Debbie Christenberry of Cowlington, OK; granddaughter, Falicia Starr of Ann Arbor, MI; other relatives, loved ones & friends.

No services are planned at this time.

Freda Armstrong



Freda Fonzell Armstrong, 74, Poteau, OK passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015 in Poteau, OK.  Freda was born January 7, 1941 in Poteau, OK to Bill & Ocie Bell (Harris) Walker. She was a  30 year dedicated Walmart employee  She was a member of the Poteau Church of Christ.  Freda was preceded in death by her father, Bill Walker & brother, Billy Walker. 



Survivors include her husband, Irvin of the home; daughters, Jackie & Dan Brown of Oologah, OK, Vickie Oliver of Tulsa, OK, Nancy Lee Armstrong; sons, Danny Armstrong & Keith Armstrong of Poteau, OK, Leon & Barbara Armstrong of Van Buren, AR, Michael Armstrong of Poteau, OK; mother, Ocie Walker Poteau, OK; 10 grandchildren, Lance, Jon, Matt Ollie, Seth Armstrong, Sarah Chanthaseny, Ryan, Kaynon, Brayden Armstrong, Charlie Shumate, Brittany Keller; 9 great grandchildren, Abby Barnes, Sidney & Addy Armstrong, Cole Chanthaseny, Makenzie & Madisyn Wilson, Macie Keller, Beckham & Kasen Ollie; sister, Lisa; brothers, Mike, Ira , Joe &  Carl Walker, Bruce & Tom Bailey;  other relatives, loved ones and friends.

Services will be 2 pm, Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Poteau Church of Christ with Don Cherry officiating.  Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery, Poteau, OK.  Pallbearers will be grandsons, Lance, Jonathan, Mathew Ollie, Seth, Ryan and Kanyon Armstrong.

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

Donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Janene Sweeten



Janene Annice Sweeten, 52, of Monroe, OK passed away Sunday, January 18, 2015 in Poteau.  Janene was born November 2, 1962 in Norman, OK to Henry Leon & Shirley Ann (Humphries) Reece.  Janene  attended  Sugarloaf Christian Fellowship.  She loved to write poetry and play the piano.  She was preceded in death by her father; her husband, Roger Sweeten.

Survivors include her mother, Shirley Reece of Poteau, OK; daughter, Jennifer Sweeten Trapp of Cameron, OK; granddaughters, Kenlee & Kambree Trapp; brother, Cornel Reece & wife Donna; sisters, Kristine Morrison & husband Dwayne, Sharon Perry & husband Charles all of Monroe, OK; nephews & niece, Joe & Jodi Perry, Brandon & Patti Reece, Dustin & Amber Reece, Bradley & Breanna Morrison,  Justin & Jennifer Trapp, Bo & Deidre Perry; Candace & Aaron Seratt; other relatives, loved ones, and many friends.

Services will be 2 pm, Wednesday, January 22, 2015 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau with Revs. Jim Cook & Phil McGehee officiating.  Interment will follow in Vaughn Cemetery, Gilmore, OK.  Pallbearers will be Joe Perry, Brandon Reece, Dustin Reece, Bradley Morrison, Aaron Seratt, Bo Perry,  Justin Trapp.  Honorary pallbearers will be Cornel Reece, Charles Perry, Dwayne Morrison, Steve Humphries and Jesse Humphries.




Friday, January 16, 2015

Roy E. Boggs




            Roy Edward Boggs of Leflore, OK passed away January 14, 2015 in Daytona Beach, FL. He was born in Lone Pine, OK on January 15, 1936. His family moved to southern California just before WWII where he would grow up and meet the love of his life, Mary Virginia Kelly. Roy and Mary were married on February 25, 1956 in Chula Vista, CA. The Boggs family would return to Oklahoma in 1968 where he would start his career at the Leflore County Assessor’s Office. He would later be elected to that office and serve for a total twenty five years, retiring in 1993. After retirement, Roy and Mary spent much of their time traveling to see their kids or just to see the countryside.
            He was preceded in death by his parents Albert & Inez (Hines) Boggs, sister June Neeley, and sister Patsy Cotarelo. He is survived by his wife Mary Boggs of the home, daughter Catherine & Lenny Thompson of Lake Arrowhead, CA, daughter Janet & Frank Gresham of Daytona Beach, FL, son David & Shelly Boggs of Owasso, OK, son Stephen & Christy Boggs of Waco, TX, sister Catherine Monroe of Leflore, and brother Kenneth Boggs of Waco, TX. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
            Roy’s life was defined by his belief in and service to the Lord Jesus Christ. His life was a testimony of his love for his family, generosity to both his friends and to strangers, and service to his community. He was a friend to everyone he met, whether they wanted to be or not. Roy was an avid golfer and was playing a round of golf only months before his death. He was never seen without a smile on his face. Will Rogers may have never met a man he didn’t like, but we’ve never met a man who didn’t like Roy Boggs. Although he will be missed, we rejoice in the fact that he is walking with his savior and getting to meet more people than he could have ever imagined.
            There will be a viewing at the Evans & Miller Funeral Home in Poteau on Thursday, January 22nd from 5pm to 8pm. The memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, January 23rd at 11:00am. Roy will be buried with his family in Leflore, Oklahoma.  Donations can be made to Whosoever Ministries, Inc., P.O. Box 9591, Daytona Beach, Fl. 32120-9591.(Frank & Janet Gresham, Directors)

Monday, January 12, 2015

Bobby Cox


 BOBBY COX ARRANGEMENTS ARE AT DOWDEN/ROBERTS FH IN HEAVENER.
Bobby D. Cox of Howe, Oklahoma passed away January 8, 2015 at the age of 75. He was born October 10, 1939 to Sherman Taft and Opal Nadine (Victor) Cox, in the small community of Independence, Oklahoma.  

He is survived by:
His wife:    Nancy Cox

One daughter:
Candice Adkisson and husband Joel of Sapulpa, Oklahoma

One son:
Bobby Cox II and wife Jennifer of Howe, Oklahoma

Three sisters:
Marilyn Arnett
Elaine Faulkenberry
Wanda Cox

Two brothers:
Kenneth Cox
Eugene Cox

Two granddaughters:
Wrigley Adkisson and Aniston Cox

Two grandsons:
Kinsler Cox and Picher Adkisson

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Florene Parker; and a nephew Michael Parker. He was a life-long resident of the area, and a member of the Perry Chapel Baptist Church in Conser, Oklahoma.

The family will meet with friends from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Friday, January 16, 2015 at the funeral home. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener, Oklahoma.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Oklahoma Hemophilia Foundation. www.okhemophilia.org or checks payable to OHF @

Oklahoma Hemophilia Foundation
720 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 101B
Oklahoma City, OK 73116

Emma Skinner



Emma Lee Skinner, 69, of Poteau, OK passed away Sunday, January 11, 2015 in Pocola, OK.  Emma was born September 15, 1945 in  Fort Smith, AR to Orville & Wilma (McConnell) McCroskey.  She worked many years as a convenience store manager.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother & sister.  Emma was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Bobby, Dinger & Eddie McCroskey; sister, Ann Marie McCroskey; sister in law, Leta McCroskey.  



Survivors include A.V. Skinner Jr. of the home; 3 daughters & sons in law, Tammy & Mike Ingle of Douglass, KS, Kristina Skinner of Poteau, OK, Candace & Broc Randall of Tulsa, OK; 5 grandchildren, Amanda, Alli, Matthew, Ben, Cate; 4 great grandchildren, Noah, Kaden, Eli, Beau; brothers, Charlie McCroskey of Poteau, OK, Freddy & Mary McCroskey of Oklahoma City; brother in law, Brad Skinner of Ft. Smith, AR; Sisters in law, Ann McCroskey & Marie McCroskey of Poteau, OK, Phyllis McCroskey of Shady Point, OK; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, loved ones and friends.



Services will be 2 pm, Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK with Rev. Jim Cook & Rev. Leroy Billy officiating.  Interment will follow in Monroe Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Charlie & Freddy McCroskey, Mike Ingle, Broc Randall, John Meeh, Alan Hensley and Mack Schmidt.



The family will be at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 5-7 pm.



In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. by contacting the funeral home.

James Moore



James Edward Moore, 56, of Poteau, OK  passed away Sunday, January 11, 2015 in Poteau.  James was born December 16, 1958 in Woodland, CA to Ray & Lois (Stone) Moore.  He was a roughneck in the oilfields.  He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Billy Moore.

Survivors include his wife, Terri of the home; son, James Moore II of Bokoshe, OK; brothers & sisters, Carolyn Lentz, Janice Moore, Darrell Moore, Dannie Moore, Anita Cala, Robert Moore, Larry Moore, Gary Moore; numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives & friends.

Memorial services will be 2 pm, Friday, January 16, 2015 at New Beginnings Family Ministry in Poteau, OK with Rev. Don Martin officiating.

Doc Brett Stone

for Doc Stone


Viewing: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Barnes Friederich Funeral Home  OKC

Memorial: 1:00 PM Saturday, January 17th, 2015

Panama Gymnasium



It is with great sadness and heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of "Doc" Stone, 54 from Poteau, Ok. Doc was born on April 9,1960 in Tulsa ,Ok to Jan and Gene Stone. He was given the birth name of Brett Eugene Stone, but lets face it the only people that ever called him that were his mom, the IRS, and his wife when he made a mess trying to cook up the best pulled pork you have ever tasted. Doc was arguably the best chiropractor our bones have ever met.
Doc enjoyed Corona, John Wayne movies, shooting, collecting guns, Panama Football, Cameron Baseball, classic rock and roll, applying agonizing pressure points to innocent bystanders, and his two fierce Maltese Leeloo and Sookie. He is survived by his wife Kathy Stone, mom and dad Jan and Gene Stone, Brother Steve Stone, step children Catlen and Ashley Sanders, Chris and Sherri Smith, and Jason and Victoria Smith, and his wonderful patients that he adored. Doc loved his job and loved socializing with the community. His family dreaded going on quick Walmart trips with him, because the trips seemed to last days and he knew everyone ....., and their dog. His friends and family will miss him dearly. Please keep his friends and family in your prayers as they try to heal and process during this difficult time. Memorial services will be 1:00 PM Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the Panama Gymnasium. Please send flower to the Panama Gym.

Nancy Jean Miller Neal



Nancy Jean Miller Neal, 68, of Poteau, OK passed away Sunday, January 11, 2015 in Poteau.  Nancy was born March 3, 1946 in Haileyville, OK to Vernon William & Effie Evamae (Oldaker) Lilley.  She was a homemaker.  Nancy was preceded in death by her parents; 1 yr, old first born son, Curtis Lee McClode; sisters, Rita Lilley, Millie Strosser; brother, Curtis Ray Lilley.
   Survivors include her husband, Jerome Neal of the home; daughters & husbands, Cendra &  Lee Oldaker of Poteau, OK; Teresa &  Andy Fugitt of Edmond, OK; sons & wives, Jeff McClode of Hartshorne, OK, Will & Kela Miller of OKC, OK, Randy & Amber Neal of Stroud, OK, Don Neal of OKC, OK, Darrell & Gina Miller of McAlester, OK; 11 grandchildren, Deavin, Alysa, Dillon, Eli, Finn, Mark, Brent, John, Jodie, Janie & Amber; numerous great grandchildren; sisters, Patsy Lilley of Poteau, OK, Ida McCabe of Amarillo, TX, Verna Lilley of Wetumka, OK; special friend, Lorene Lardi; other relatives, loved ones & friends.
  Graveside services, 2 pm, Monday, January 12, 2015 at Garland Cemetery, Stigler, OK with Rev. Cory Thompson officiating.    Memorial services will be held 2 pm, Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the First Free Will Baptist Church, Poteau, OK.


Friday, January 9, 2015

Richard Lee Kirkland



Richard Lee Kirkland, 60, of Shady Point, OK passed away Friday, January 09, 2015 in Fort Smith, AR.  Richard was born June 13, 1954 in Greenville, CA to Raymond F. & Dorothy Mae (Harris) Kirkland.  He worked at Whirlpool.  Richard was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include his daughter, Shana R. Barnett of Harrison, AR; sons, Larry Gene Kirkland, Joe Kirkland of Poteau, OK; his mother, Dorothy Griffith of Shady Point, OK; 3 grandchildren; brother, Larry Kirkland of Shady Point, OK; sisters, Judy Nichols of Shady Point, OK, Jeanette Baxter of Poteau, OK, Amanda Grogan of Mississippi; stepmother, Bonnie Kirkland of Shady Point, OK; other relatives, loved ones and friends.

No services are scheduled at this time.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

John Robert Townley



    John Robert Townley, 49, of Howe, OK passed away Monday, January 5, 2015 in Howe.  John was born January 3, 1966 in Lecompte, LA to Edwin & Audrey (Wiggins) Townley.  He was a ranch foreman.  John was a big-hearted and hard working husband, Popa, PawPaw, son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin & faithful friend.  He loved Jesus, his family and friends with everything in him.  He loved ranching and teaching his grandson about all kinds of things.  The love for his family always showed and his grandson, Chasen “Moses Macrae” was the light of his life.  He was preceded in death by his special baby, Bradley Alan Saunders, grandparents, Milburn Townley, Leonard & Lucille Wiggins; sister, Sherry Patterson; father in law, Bud Williams.
     John is survived  by his wife, Tonya (Williams) Townley of the home; daughter & son in law, Chris & Courtney Bullard of Howe, OK; son & daughter in law, James & Amanda Townley of Bengal, OK; grandson, Chasen Macrae Bullard of Howe, OK; his parents Edwin & Audrey Townley of Elmer, LA; parents in law, Joe & Wynema Rivaldo of Booneville, AR; Grandma, Ella Townley of Elmer, LA; brother & sister in law, Jeff & Delores Townley of Glenmora, LA, brother in law, David Patterson of Salem, MO, sister in law & husband, Jim & Rhonda Dodson of Booneville, AR, sisters in law, Cheryl Williams of Booneville, AR, Jayme Rivaldo of Pensacola, FL; other relatives, loved ones and friends.
     Services will be 1 pm, Friday, January 9, 2015 at Bethel Baptist Church, Wister, OK with Joe Rivaldo  officiating.  Interment will be in Maxey Cemetery, Wister, OK.   Pallbearers will be James, Jeff, John & Devin Townley, Chris Bullard, Chancy Byrum, Derek Chavez, David Williams.  Honorary pallbearers will be  Lucky Graham, Jeff Luman, Steven Patterson, Matthew & Jared Patterson.
     The family will be at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6-8 pm to visit with relatives & friends.