Saturday, April 17, 2021

Dorothy Marie Ray

    Dorothy Marie Ray, 85, of  Poteau, OK passed away Friday, April 16, 2021 in Ft. Smith, AR.  Dorothy was born March 18, 1936 in Buck Creek, OK to Johnny Payton & Pearl Anner (Richards) Wiles.  She worked for 28 years as an accounting clerk at Johnson Controls.   Dorothy was a member of South Broadway Church of Christ in Poteau.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” Ray; her parents; brother, Walter Wiles; sister, Mary Martin; granddaughter, Charlotte Remy & grandson, Nicholas Mathis.

          Survivors include her children, David & Debra Mathis, Karen & Buck Nolen, Janet & Steve House, Bobbi & Robert Fox; 12 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; 14 great great grandchildren; other relatives, loved ones and friends.

          Services will be 2 pm, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau with Preacher David Bailey and Bro. Jim Cook officiating.  Interment will follow at Oakland Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Jess Pate, Jeremy Remy, Christopher Mathis, Bryce Fox, Brady Fox, and Billy Martindale.


The family will visit with friends on Tuesday evening from 5-7 pm.


Friday, April 16, 2021

Beverly Ann Mazikowski


Beverly Ann Mazikowski, 87, of Poteau, OK passed away Thursday, April 15, 2021 in Poteau.  Beverly was born September 30, 1933 in Heavener, OK to Carl & Florence (Anderson) Johnston.  She was a homemaker.  She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Barbara Baker & sister, Gayle Smedley.


Survivors include her husband, Dennis of the home; daughter, Carla Moses of  Nampa, ID; other relatives, loved ones and many friends.


Memorial services will be held at 11 am, Monday, April 19, 2021 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau with Jim Cook officiating.


Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Brian L. Holstead


Brian Lemuel Holstead, 53, of Ft. Smith, AR passed away Tuesday, April 13, 2021 in Ft. Smith.  Brian was born January 25, 1968.  He was preceded in death by his son, Josh Levi Holstead.


He is survived by his children, Hillarie, Hannah, Jake & Payton Holstead;  mother, Joyce Marie Nicodemus & husband, Ron; grandson, Atlas Holstead;  sister, Teresa Newton, stepsister & brother, Rachael Owens & David Nicodemus;  nieces & nephew, Abigail  & Seth Newton, Leanne Gallant; father, Billy Harold Holstead; other relatives, loved ones and friends.


Services will be 1 pm, Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK with Jim Cook officiating.  Interment will follow at Oakland Cemetery, Poteau.  Pallbearers will be Robert Covey, Lundy Kiger, Seth Davlin, Seth Newton, Bill Gallea, Matthew Watson,  David Nicodemus & Jake Holstead.    

 There will be no viewing prior to services.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Sharon Ann Armstrong



Services for Sharon Ann Armstrong will be 2 pm Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK with Keith Stewart officiating.  Interment will follow at Oakland Cemetery, Poteau.


Sharon Ann Armstrong was born on September 7, 1951 in Poteau, Oklahoma to Hoyt and Betty Jo (Baughman) Armstrong.  The Lord called her home on April 1, 2021 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Sharon was preceded in death by her parents Hoyt and Betty Jo (Baughman) Armstrong, her sister Linda Qualls, her brother Sherman “Bo” Armstrong, and her niece Ceslianne Armstrong. Sharon is survived by her son Scott Armstrong, her daughter Missy Armstrong, her grandchildren Jace Armstrong-Johnson (Tori Johnson), Morgan Turner, Alexis Armstrong, Erica Armstrong, Daylin Mayes and Trey Sam Mayes, her brother David and wife Rhonda Armstrong, sister Tina and husband Ley Seth, her brother-in-law Derrell Qualls and her many nieces, nephews, loved ones and friends.


Sharon graduated Poteau High School class of 1970. She was a member of the Library Club, Office Staff, FHA and she was the Library Club Vice President.  She attended two years at Carl Albert Junior College.  Sharon grew up in the Poteau area and was known as a loving and compassionate daughter, sister, mother, grandma, aunt and loving friend.  Sharon enjoyed spending time with family and friends.  She loved spending time with her grandchildren whom she loved unconditionally.  She also enjoyed researching our family genealogy and drinking Coca-Cola.


Sharon had a beautiful, contagious smile with a kind heart.  She was a hardworking, outgoing, funny, and a loving friend that would do anything for anyone.   Sharon worked at the Grillette Cafe owned by her mother Betty, and the Poteau Tastee Freeze.  She was also well known from the Buckaroo and Watermelons, and later went on to work as a convenience store manager and supervisor.


Pallbearers will be Scott Armstrong, Jace Armstrong Johnson, Daylin Mayes, Trey Sam Mayes, David Armstrong, Joe Allen Qualls, Dustin Armstrong, Bryce Armstrong. Honorary Pallbearers will be Ley Seth, Josh Saddler, Joe Hardy.


Visitation will be 5-7 Friday evening at the funeral home. Memorial donations can be made to The Gideons and/or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in memory of Sharon Ann Armstrong.


 “I will sing to the Lord's Praise for he has been good to me” Psalm 13:6