Monday, February 29, 2016


     Robert Michael Crook passed away with his family by his side early in the morning on February 26, 2016. He fought a good fight and is now with his Lord and Savior. He was known as Mike, Mick and Mickey to friends and loved ones. He recently became Poppa to his Angels at the Talihina VA Center. 
Mike was born in Leon, Iowa on August 26, 1941 to Robert Edward and Wilma Alberta Stewart Crook. He was preceded in death by both his parents and siblings Bertie Crook,  Sandra Crook and Raymond Mullins.
      Mike was a veteran of the US Army and was a member of the Poteau Chapter 63 of the DAV and was a past Commander. He was also a member of the Poteau Masonic Lodge #46.  He worked as a journeyman iron worker and was a proud, 50 year member of the Iron Workers Local 584, always working hard to provide for his family. He married Nancy Kaye Anderson on November 9, 1966 and they shared 50 beautiful, happy years together raising three children who didn't fall far from the tree.  He was a man of his word and taught his children to have a strong work ethic. 
         He is survived by his wife Nancy; children, Michael Neal Dawson and wife Lisa, Karen Miller and husband Brian, Trena Kitchens and husband Gary, Tracy Crook and Michael Crook; grandchildren, Alyse Sanchez, Mike Dawson, Velvet Miller, Shauna Kitchens, Chelsea Baker, Katrina Farrar, Kayla Adams, great grandchildren, Faith, Lilly, Aaron; siblings Stanley Mullins and wife Tina, Mark Mullins and wife, Terri, Billie Joyce Smith and husband Mike; special brothers Tex, Bug, Elvis Dean and Wiley Williamson and many nieces and nephews.  The family wishes to extend their gratitude to all of Mike's Angels and Dr. King at the Talihina VA Center and Diane, Donna and Jackie at Peachtree Hospice. Honorary pallbearers will be Patrick Ledbetter, Carl Cosgrove, Curtis Baker, Mack Dyer, Max McVey, and Joe Milligan.

A memorial service to celebrate Mike's life will be held at 11 am Thursday, March 3, 2016 at the Evans & Miller Chapel of Memories. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 5 pm to 7 pm. Memorials may be made in Mike's name to the Wounded Warriors Project. 

Friday, February 26, 2016

Ricky White

Services will be 1pm, Friday, March 11, 2016 at the Ft. Smith National Cemetery.

Ricky Douglas White, 62, of Pocola, OK passed away  Wednesday, February 24, 2016 in Pocola.  Ricky was born August 24, 1953 in Los Angeles, CA to Clyde B. & Ada P. (Lallieu) White.  He worked in sales and as a pipe fitter.  Ricky was a veteran of the US Army.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his sisters, Judy Still, Edith Millar & Ada Howell all of Pocola, OK; nieces & nephews, Jennifer, Jason, Lorrie and Janet; great nieces & nephews and extended family in California.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Ronny Lynch

Ronny Lynch, 63, of Poteau, OK passed away  Friday, February 19, 2016 in Ft. Smith, AR.  Ronny was born April 20, 1952 in San Saba, TX to George H. & Charlene (Warren) Lynch.  He was preceded in death by his mother.

Survivors include his father, George of Heavener, OK; sister, Debra Lynch of  Oklahoma City, OK; son, Levi Lynch of Ft. Worth, TX; grandson, Cade Lynch of Greenwood, AR; granddaughter, Abby Lynch of Ft. Worth, TX; other relatives, loved ones and friends.

Memorial services will be 2 pm, Thursday, February 25, 2016 at Evans Chapel of  Memories, Poteau, OK.

Tony Albert

Anthony Frank Albert, “Tony”, of Poteau, OK, passed away Tuesday February 23, 2016 in Poteau, OK. Anthony was born March 23, 1923 in Maize, KS to Charles Joseph Albert and Clora (Vedder) Albert. He was a farmer and a member of the Southside Baptist Church. Anthony served in the United States Navy. He was preceded in death by his parent, wife; Jesse Albert, 2 sons; Jerry & Jimmy Albert, daughter; Sandra, and 8 Siblings.

Survivors include his son and daughter in law; John David Albert Sr. & Kimberly Fay of Poteau, OK, & Grandchildren; Brian, Brent, Brad, Brandon, Krista, Brock, & John II, a number a great grandchildren, loved ones, and friends.

Services will be held Monday February 29, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Evans Chapel of Memories, in Poteau, OK, with Brad Albert officiating. Interment will follow at Ellis Chapel Cemetery, Wister, OK.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Joseph Wade Hampton Harris Jr.

Joseph Wade Hampton Harris, Jr., 90, of Tulsa, OK passed away Sunday, February 21, 2016 in Van Buren, AR.  Joseph was born September 5, 1925 in Tulsa, OK to Joseph Wade Hampton Sr & Mary Frances (Gallagher) Harris Sr.  He was a veteran of the US Navy serving in WWII.  He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Robert Edward Harris.

Survivors include his wife, Amy Lou of the home; Nieces, Tracey Harris of Tulsa, OK, Linda Fairman of Arlington, TX; special niece, Jo Clark of Spiro, OK; nephews, John Cathey of Waxahachie, TX, Jim Cathey of Muskogee, OK, Timothy & Randall Harris of Tulsa, OK; other relatives, loved ones and friends.

Services will be 2 pm, Thursday, February 25, 2016 graveside at Ft. Gibson National Cemetery, Ft. Gibson, OK.