Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Jackie Fruen

Jackie L. Fruen, 63, of Heavener, OK passed away Monday, June 27, 2016 in Ft. Smith, AR.  Jackie was born December 15, 1952 in Whitewright, TX  to Grady & Minnie  (Ralls) Fruen.  He worked at the country club.  Jackie was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ed & James Fruen & sister, Peggy Summers.

Survivors include his sisters, Georgiaann Aeverman of Maumelle, AR and Linda Cox of Cameron, OK; numerous nieces, nephews; all of his Heavener Nursing Home family.

Memorial services will be 2 pm, Friday, July 1, 2016 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau with Rev. Jim Cook officiating. 

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Randy Collins


 Randy Lee Collins Sr, 50, of Bokoshe, OK passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016 in Bokoshe.  Randy was born April 16, 1966 in Ft. Smith, AR to Wesley Dean & Judy Ann (Whitecotton) Collins.  He was a hard working man, husband and Dad.  He is preceded in death by his father; brother, Charlie Collins & best friend, Gene Harris.  Randy will be greatly missed.

      Survivors include his wife, Mary of the home; daughter, Brandi Collins of the home; son, Randy Collins Jr. of Bokoshe, OK; his mother, Judy Medina of Bokoshe, OK; sisters, Latona White & Shana Carver of Durant, OK; brothers, Bobby Joe Medina of Durant, OK, Dean & Donna Collins of Bokoshe, OK; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, loved ones and friends.

          Services will be 10 am, Thursday, June 30, 2016 graveside at Milton Cemetery with Revs. Lynn Bullard & Ronald Miller officiating.  Pallbearers will be Courtney & Tyler Whitecotton, Jonathan Howell, Bunk, Randy Collins Jr., Gerald Conway, Dean Collins, A.J. Reese, Hershel Woodside Sr.  Honorary pallbearers  are all that loved and respected him.

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

Maida Nelson Ray

Maida Nelson Ray, 72 , of  Heavener, OK passed away  Sunday, June 26, 2016 in Heavener, OK.  Maida was born April 22, 1944 in Hazlehurst, MS to Loyd & Martha (Nelson) Wyatt.  She was preceded in death by her parents & husband  D.L. Ray Sr.

Survivors include her sons, D.L. Jr. & Laurie Ray of Heavener, OK, Carl & Melissa Ray of Poteau, OK; 4 grandchildren, Colton, Blayne, Martin & Tyler; sisters, Martha Denson, Janet Roncali; brothers, Bill Wyatt & George Wyatt; other relatives, loved ones and friends.

Services will be 10 am, Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at the Hontubby Cemetery Pavilion with Rev. Wayne Fowler officiating.

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

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Ed Decker

Edwin (Ed) Nathan Decker, 69, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, June 23, 2016. Ed was born in Howe, OK on May 2, 1947. He was the second child and only son of the late Elmer Nathan Decker & Pauline Ollar Decker. He was a member of the Mt. View Baptist Church & a member of the Howe Water Board.

Ed, a long time resident of Howe, OK went to high school in Patterson, CA, where he met many life-long friends. Early in life Ed worked at PG&E building electric towers before becoming an entrepreneur in ranching, farming, trucking, mining, and land development. Although very successful in his entrepreneurial endeavors some say Ed missed his calling as a motivational speaker. Collecting and restoring classic cars, coke machines, and other antiques were among Ed's greatest passions. Ed will be most remembered as a loving husband & father, devoted friend, and a trusted advisor & mentor.

Survivors include his wife, Paula Decker of the home; Children, Kristi & Erik Brandt of Apple Valley, CA; Jenny Decker of Howe, OK; Jessica & Jason Wallis of Bedford, TX; Krystal & Clayton Collins of Heavener, OK; Mark Decker of Wister, OK; Justin & Meghan Decker of Grapevine, TX; Brandon & T.J. Hemphill of Smithville, OK; Lane Titsworth of Hatfield, AR; Logan Titsworth of Howe, OK; Colten Meeks of Howe, OK; Special Uncle & wife, Elton & Roni Ollar of Howe, OK; 19 Grandchildren; Numerous other friends, family, and loved ones.

Services will be held at 10:00am Monday June 27, 2016 at the First Baptist Church of Heavener, OK, with Rev. Tim Trent & Larry Stacy officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery, Glendale, OK.  Pallbearers will be Collins Miller, Shannon Nichols, Sammy Pierce, Jeff Cooper, Curtis Paul Faulkenberry, & Jace Tanguay. Family will be at the Funeral Home on Sunday June 26, 2016 from 2-5pm to visit with family & friends.