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SEQUOYAH COUNTY TIMES FEBRUARY 2001

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Thursday, February 1, 2001

Graveside services for Ernest William BREWER, 78, of Sallisaw were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Brushy Cemetery, north of Sallisaw, with the Rev. Larry Don Marley officiating. Mr. BREWER was born Oct. 8, 1922, in the Brushy Cemetery community, to Ambros and Jackie (HAYES) BREWER. He died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, in Fort Smith, Ark. He married Evelyn Inez RUSSELL Dec. 7, 1945, in Yuma, Ariz. She preceded him in death April 10, 1979. Survivors include two daughters, Debbie and Darlene; two sons, Dave and Michael; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Mr. BREWER was also preceded in death by one grandson, Kyle grant O'NEAL in 1985; seven brothers and sisters; and one granddaughter, Devana Michelle BREWER in Aug. 8, 1974.

Graveside services for Lorene HILL, 82, of Webbers Falls were held at 1 p.m. Monday at Gore Cemetery, with the Rev. Howard Glen officiating. Mrs. HILL was born Feb. 29, 1918, at McKinney, Texas, to Henry and Ethel Annie (BRYANT) SHIPMAN. She died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, at the Vian Nursing Home. She married Ed HILL August 1977, in Sallisaw. Survivors include her husband, Ed HILL of the home; her children, Mary L, Robert Dale and Sandy, Patricia I. and Edward, and Howard R. and Lou Ann; one sister, Mary Lois; one sister-in-law, Mae; 15 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Millsap Funeral Service in Webbers Falls.

Funeral services for Ula Leah Alcestes MASON, 28, of Sallisaw were held at 10 a.m. Jan. 24 2001, at Mallory Chapel in Sallisaw with the Rev. Steven Sutmiller officiating. Burial was in Akins Cemetery, northeast of Sallisaw, under the direction of Mallory Funeral Home in Sallisaw. She was born Aug. 25, 1972, in Mineral Wells, Texas, to David and Barbara (HALL) SALLEE. She died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, in Sallisaw. Survivors include three sons, David Wayne, Mickel Allen, Brian Dusty; one sister, Velma Ann; two brothers, William David and Francis Floyd Eugene; and her parents, David and Barbara. Her grandparents, William and Ula Leah Alcestes HENDREN after who she was named preceded her in death.

Elbert Lee MURRAY, 81, of Greenwood, Ark., died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, in Greenwood. He was born Nov. 1, 1919, in Oklahoma, to Robert Lee Murray and Ida Mae (PREWETT) MURRAY. Survivors include one brother, James Alfred; and several nieces and nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Direct cremation was under the direction of Agent Funeral home in Sallisaw.

Funeral services for James H. "Hap" SERRATT SR., 82, of Muldrow were held at 1 p.m. Monday at Gillham Baptist Church in Gillham, Ark. Burial was in Gillham Cemetery, under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home in Fort Smith, Ark. Mr. SERRATT died Saturday, Jan 27,2001, in Fort Smith. Survivors include one daughter, Diana; one son, Harley; two sisters, Ruby, and Ila; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Mr. SERRATT was preceded in death by his wife, Genita Doris SERRATT; one sister, Ann; and two brothers, C.C. SERRATT Jr., and Oscar SERRATT.

Olin SHAFER, 70, of Roland died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, at his home. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Zion Missionary Baptist Church, with the Revs. Tom Patterson and Bill Henry officiating. Burial was in Dora Cemetery in Dora, Ark., under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith, Ark. Mr. SHAFER was born July 20, 1930, in Dora, to Ernest and Charlice (MONGOLD) SHAFER. Survivors include his wife, Ann of the home; one son, Rick; extended family he helped raise, Marilyn, Debra, and Terra; one grandchild; one foster sister, Linda; and two foster brothers, Benny and Tommy. Mr. SHAFER was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services for Judith "Judy" Ann (FIELDS) SOTH, 59, of Torrington, Wyo., were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Coyler Funeral Home in Torrington. Burial was in Valley View Cemetery in Torrington, under the direction of Coyler Funeral Home. Mrs. SOTH was born Feb. 16, 1941, in Webb City, Mo., to Woody and Roberta (BOLLS) FIELDS. She died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, at the Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, Neb. She married Merl SOTH Feb. 10, 1968, in Denver. Survivors include her husband, Merl of the home; one son, Warren; her mother and stepfather, Roberta and William; one brother, William Henry; and two half-brothers, Jerry and Denny. Mrs. SOTH was preceded in death by her father; and an infant son.

Funeral services for Ruth Helen STANDRIDGE, 94, of Vian are being held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Agent Chapel in Sallisaw, with the Rev. Curtis Bias officiating. Burial is in Buffington Cemetery in Sallisaw, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw. Mrs. STANDRIDGE was born June 23, 1906, in Blackrock, Ark., to T.O. and Della (GASTON) JAMES. She died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, in Sallisaw. Survivors include several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Mrs. STANDRIDGE was preceded in death by her husband, Ervin STANDRIDGE in 1992; and one son Billy June STANDRIDGE.

Funeral services for Carnell Jack TAYLOR, 84, of Merced, Calif., were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Chapel of Evergreen Memorial Park and Funeral Home in Merced, with   the Rev. Bob Hay officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park in Merced, under the direction of Evergreen Funeral Home in Merced. Mr. TAYLOR was born Oct. 13, 1916, in Akins, northeast of Sallisaw, to John and Carrie TAYLOR. He died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, in Merced. Survivors include his wife, Jewel Koster TAYLOR of Merced; one daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Frank; stepdaughter, Mary; eight grandchildren; one brother, Cass Tom ; and seven great-grandchildren. Mr. TAYLOR was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Noma FULLBRIGHT and Venita FARMER; and one brother, Clayton FARMER.

Graveside services for Floyd A. WAGNER, 90, of Panama, are being held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Fort Smith, Ark., with the Rev. Leroy Wagner officiating. Mr. WAGNER was born Sept. 22, 1910, in Sebastian County, Ark., to George Washington WAGNER and Bessie (TUCKER) WAGNER. He died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, in Broken Arrow. Survivors include one daughter, Mildred Ann; three sons, Robert Earl, Russell E., and David E.; two sisters, Roxie and Teresa; one brother, Louie B.; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Mr. WAGNER was preceded in death by his parents his wife, Mildred (BUTLER) WAGNER; one son, John WAGNER; one daughter, Mary Nell LEWIS; one grandchild, Jimmy WAGNER; three sisters; and three brothers. Arrangements were under the direction of Mallory Funeral Home in Spiro.

Funeral services for the Rev. Luther Don WILKINS, 60, of Baxter Springs, Kan., formerly of Fort Smith, Ark., were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ninth Street Missionary Baptist Church in Fort Smith, with the Rev. A.J. Parish officiating. Cremains will be buried at a later date in Oak Cemetery in For Smith under the direction of Rowell-Parish Mortuary in Fort Smith. The Rev. WILKINS was born March 17, 1940, in Fort Smith, to Luther and Dorothy WILKINS. He died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, in Joplin, Mo. Survivors include one daughter, Fregina; three sons, Fred, George and Luther Jerome; his stepmother, Ethel; and 12 grandchildren. The Rev. WILKINS was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Marie WILKINS.

Funeral services for the Rev. Virginia Dean YANDELL, 63, of Kingston, were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Covenant Life Assembly of God Church, with the Rev. Randy Morgan officiating. Burial will follow at 4 p.m. in Seabolt Cemetery in Short, under the direction of John M. Ireland Funeral Home and Chapel in Moore. The Rev. YANDELL was born Nov. 1, 1937, in Short to Luther L. HAMILTON and Ruby J. (HOOD) HAMILTON. She died Saturday, Jan.27, 2001. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Cliff and Janet and David; one son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Jolene; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, and brother-in-law, Carol and Eddie; one brother and sister-in-law, Clyde and Pat; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends. The Rev. YANDELL was preceded in death by her parents.

Sunday, February 4, 2001

Graveside services for G. W. BALLINGER, 76, of Sallisaw are being held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Upper Camp Creek Cemetery, northeast of Muldrow, with the Rev. Curtis Bias officiating. Mr. BALLINGER was born Sept. 7, 1924, in Alma, Ark., to John William BALLINGER and Maud Ann (ASKINS) BALLINGER. He died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, in Sallisaw. He married Bonnie PETREE Aug. 14, 1948, in Fort Smith, Ark. She preceded him in death April 17, 1999. Survivors include seven grandchildren, Clark Wayne Jr., Mark Lee, Christopher Thomas, Henry William, Arlena Kaylynn, Travis Greyson and Derek Daniel; 11 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Delia, Paula and Vera; and one brother, Harold.

Funeral services for C.B. BRYANT, 61, of Muldrow will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Jesus Name Pentecostal Church in Roland, with the Revs. Owen D. Tabor and Ed O'Neal officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery, north of Roland, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Roland. Mr. BRYANT was born June 9, 1939, in Muldrow, to Samuel Carl BRYANT and Etta Mae (BARNES) BRYANT. He died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, in Muldrow. He married Leana Rose RUSSELL Dec. 27, 1986, in Fort Smith. Survivors include his wife, Leana BRYANT of the home; two sons, David and Blaine; four stepdaughters, Ruth Ann and Crystal, Jennifer and Tammy; eight grandchildren; one brother, B.W. "Bobby Wayne"; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Golden M. ELLIS, 69, of North Port, Fla., died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001. Graveside services were held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Venice Memorial Gardens, under the direction of Farley Funeral Home North Port Chapel. Mr. ELLIS was born April 14, 1931, in Hanson. Survivors include his wife, Betty L. ELLIS of North Port; one son, Galen M.; six daughters, Debbie G., Kimberly A., Jana, Sonya K., Dana, and Anita A.; three sisters, Vera, Bera and Jean; two brothers, Jack and Leland; 22 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Mr. ELLIS was preceded in death by his first wife, Billie P. ELLIS.

Funeral services for John E. GIRTY Sr., 67, of Vian were held at Mallory Chapel in Sallisaw. Burial was in Redbird Smith Cemetery, under the direction of Mallory Funeral Home in Sallisaw. Mr. GIRTY was born June 29, 1933, in Vian, to Frank and Bessie (HICKS) GIRTY. He died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, in Sallisaw. Survivors include his wife, Wanda of the home; six daughters, Susan, Peggy, Brenda, Linda, Elizabeth and Joan; one son, John Jr.; one sister, Wynona; two brothers, Mike and Archie Lee; 17 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Rebecca VAILS, 87, of Hartford, Ark., died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, in a Fort Smith, Ark., hospital. Survivors include five daughters, Ruby Annie, Marggie, Nancy, Ruthie Jean, and Jackie Marie; two sons, Charlie M. and Allen Leason; 37 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Cremation was under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home in Greenwood, Ark. No services are scheduled.

Thursday, February 8, 2001

Funeral services for Dixie Ruth COOK, 74, of Vian are being held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Vian Baptist Church, with the Rev. Chris Trent officiating. Burial is in Round Mountain Cemetery, west of Vian, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw. Mrs. COOK was born Nov. 10, 1926, in Vian, to Charles C. Roark an Clara Ruth (BROCKMAN) ROARK. She died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, in Vian. She married John Ed Cook Oct. 16, 1942, in Sallisaw. He preceded her in death Feb. 18, 2000. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Doris and Neal; one son and daughter-in-law, Lewis and Carolyn; four granddaughters; 10 great-grandchildren; five sisters, Violet, Monnie, Lois, Lillian, and Fern; and three brothers, Paul, John and Frank.

Funeral services for Samuel Ralston DAILY, 94, of Muldrow were held at 10 a.m. Monday at Agent Chapel in Muldrow. Burial was in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Muldrow, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Muldrow. Mr. DAILY was born March 23, 1906, in Muldrow, to Madison McDONALD DAILY and Dora Elizabeth (HILL) DAILY. He died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, in Fort Smith, Ark. He married Ella MARTIN BOYES in 1927, in Pocatello. Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Marjorie and Tommy and Doris; one son Ralston Boyes; nine grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Mr. DAILY was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters; three brothers; and son-in-law, Bill Ed MABRAY.

Clyde GRAHAM, 84, of Fort Smith, Ark., died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, in a local hospital. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Lewis Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery in Fort Smith, under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home. Survivors include his wife Lois GRAHAM of the home; three daughters, Clydella, Elizabeth and Nancy; one son, Jerry D.; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Earnest "Doodle" JONES, 61, of Muldrow were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Agent Chapel in Muldrow, with the Revs. Carl Williams and Al Ruckman officiating. Mr. JONES was born Feb. 4, 1939, in Natural Dam, Ark., to Elmer and Jessie (WORKMAN) JONES. He died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, in Muldrow. He married Helen Frances MITCHNER Sept. 26, 1973, in Clayton, N.M. Survivors include his wife, Helen JONES of the home; four daughters, Angela Kay, Tammy, Delca, and Shelen; six sons, Earnest Keith Jr., Brian Guy, Elmer DeWayne, Conway, Shane William, and Kaylo; 17 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother and sister-in-law, Tony M. And Glenda; one sister and brother-in-law, Sandra Kay and David; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Cremation was under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Muldrow.

Funeral services for Billy Ray LACKEY, 74, of Gore are being held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in Gore, with the Rev. Alan McIntyre officiating. Burial is in Gore Cemetery, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Gore. Mr. LACKEY was born July 29, 1926, in Gore, to Oscar Lee LACKEY and Ernestine (KINMAN) LACKEY. He died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, in Gore. He married Rena Gladys Matson Jan. 10, 1951, in Seattle. Survivors include his wife, Rena G. LACKEY of the home; two daughters, Joan Martha and Laine Diane; four sons, Steve Ray, Billy Todd and Ronald Lars and David Keith; six grandchildren; one sister, Jane Kathryn; and two brothers, Jack K. And Kerry E.

Graveside services for Betty Mae OAKES, 79, of Fort Smith, Ark., are being held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Sallisaw City Cemetery, with Dr. Lee Woodard officiating. Mrs. OAKES was born May 19, 1921, in Sallisaw, to Wayne and Daisy Inola (NEWMAN) SIZEMORE. She died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, in Fort Smith. She married Avery Francis OAKES Nov. 9, 1940, in Eufaula. He preceded her in death by Sept. 25, 1981. Survivors include several cousins, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Arrangements were under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw.

Funeral services for John Robert STOGSDILL, 88, of Marble City, are being held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Agent Chapel in Sallisaw, with the Rev. Jim Goines officiating. Burial is in Flute Springs Cemetery, north of Marble City, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw. Mr. STOGSDILL was born Aug. 25, 1912, in Branson, Mo., to John William STOGSDILL and bessie Anna (ESTERDAY) STOGSDILL. He died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, in Fort Smith, Ark. He married Marian Evelyn GETCHELL Nov. 10, 1935, in Bemidji, Minn. She preceded him in death Nov. 18, 1989. Survivors include four daughters, Marian, Ruth, Evelyn, and Gwendolyn; two sons, Wesley, and William "Bill"; 18 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; one sister, Alfreda; and one brother, Dale Willard. Mr. STOGSDILL was preceded in death by one son, Gary Eugene STOGSDILL in 1989.

Ivan TRAMMELL, 60, of Vian died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, in Vian. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Blackgum, with the Rev. Don Whitby officiating. Mr. TRAMMELL was born July 22, 1940, in Gardener, Kan., to James Walter TRAMMELL and Anna May (FOWLER) TRAMMELL. He married Dixie Lorraine HANEY Jan. 9, 1959, in Kansas City, Mo. Survivors include his wife, Dixie TRAMMELL of the home; one daughter, Stephanie; two sons, Walter William and Charles Scott; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Zella and Dora; two brothers, Leon and Russell; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and other relatives. Cremation was under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw.

Sunday, February 11, 2001

Funeral services for Jennie Lee DRAKE, 57, of Sallisaw, are being held at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church in Sallisaw, with the Rev. Murray Travis officiating. Burial is in Sallisaw City Cemetery, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw. Mrs. DRAKE was born May 29, 1943, to Danell Dawes and Virginia FLEETWOOD VICKERS. She died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, in Sallisaw. She married Seymour Edgar DRAKE May 26, 1961, in Sallisaw. Survivors include her husband, Seymour of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Lisa and Steven and Kathy; three grandchildren; two sisters, Sarah and Jackie; and two brothers, Homer and Ted.

Benny Mark MARSH, 54, of Vian died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, in Vian. He was born March 24, 1946, in Joplin, Mo., to William Mark MARSH and audrey Kelley SYNDERGARD. He married Deborah Anne JACKSON Nov. 5, 1999, in Fort Smith.  Survivors include his wife, Deborah MARSH of the home; one son, Richard Allen; his mother, Audrey; and one brother, Larry. Cremation was under the direction of Agent Funeral Home.

Roland T. MORGAN, 79, of Fort Smith, Ark., died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, in a local hospital. Funeral services are being held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Putman Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Smith. Burial is in Brent Cemetery in Gans, under the direction of Putman Funeral Home in Fort Smith. Survivors include his wife, Edna of the home; one daughter, Gwen; two sons, Larry and Ronald; two stepsons, Mike and Wayne; two stepdaughters, Linda and Carolyn; one sister, Lydia; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Mr. MORGAN was preceded in death by his first wife, Nathalie SMITH MORGAN.

Funeral services for Delbert RICHARDSON, 77, of Oklahoma City are being held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mallory Chapel in Sallisaw, with the Royce Martin officiating. Burial is in Brushy Cemetery, under the direction of Mallory Funeral Home in Sallisaw. Mr. RICHARDSON was born Feb. 12, 1923, in Sallisaw, to Sydney Arkdale RICHARDSON and Laura Belle (CLINKINGBEARD) RICHARDSON. He died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, in Oklahoma City. Survivors include one stepdaughter, Marjorie and her husband, Glenn; one brother, Logan; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Mr. RICHARDSON was preceded in death by his wife, Eva; one stepdaughter, Delores WHEELER; two sisters, Lessie FRANKS and Essie FRANKS; and four brothers, Floyd, Boyd, Truman and Theodore RICHARDSON.

John "Jack" SKURDAHL, 69, of Muldrow died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, at his home. Memorial services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith. Survivors include his wife, Katherine of the home; one daughter, Judith; three sons, Edward, Michael and Gary; one brother, Dale; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Arrangements are under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith.

Thursday, February 15, 2001

Funeral services for Viki Lynn ALEXANDER, 32, of Muldrow were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Assembly of God Church in Muldrow, with the Revs. Shawn Money and Dale Phelps officiating. Burial was in Lee's Chapel Cemetery, south of Muldrow, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Muldrow. Mrs. ALEXANDER was born  Aug. 4, 1968, in Oakley, Kan., to George Clarence CURTIS and Lucille Marie (HEICK) CURTIS. She died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, in Chester, Ark. Survivors include one son, Justin Allen; her parents, Lucille and George; four sisters, Anna, Georgia, Roberts, and Lucinda; two brothers, Raymond and Randy;one half-sister, Dawn; one half-brother, Clyde; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for William ARMER, 60, of Muldrow are being held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Cornerstone Free Will Baptist Church in Roland, with the Revs. Earl Roberts, Don Thurman and C. Dale Coble officiating. Burial is in Blackjack Cemetery, northwest of Muldrow, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Muldrow. Mr. ARMER was born Jan. 27, 1941, in the Short community, to Climon William ARMER and Opal Louella (WALTERS) ARMER. He died Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, in Fort Smith, Ark. He married Patricia Ann EDWARDS Oct. 15, 1960, in Stilwell. Survivors include his wife, Patricia ARMER of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Galena; one granddaughter; seven sisters, Louise, Melvena, Lessie, Tressie, Lola, and Oleta; (only six named) four brothers, Leonard, L.G., James and Harold. Mr. ARMER was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Mayvena ARMER.

Funeral services for Donna Sue BELLER, 41, of Roland are being held at 2 p.m. Thursday at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood, Ark. Burial is in Huntington City Cemetery in Huntington, Ark., under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home. Mrs. BELLER died Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, in a Fort Smith, Ark., hospital. Survivors include her husband, Gene BELLER of Roland; one daughter, Skye; two sons, Ryan Alan and Christopher Aaron; her parents, Billy Wayne and Barbara RICHMOND; maternal grandmother, Leona REPASS ; two sisters, Jo Ann and Kay; and three brothers, Robert, Bill and John.

Funeral services for Mattie Nell BREEDLOVE, 83, of Muldrow were held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Assembly of God Church in Muldrow. Burial was in Muldrow Memory Gardens, under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home in Fort Smith, Ark. Mrs. BREEDLOVE died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, in Fort Smith. Survivors include three daughters, Donna Kay, Carolyn and Louise; five sons, John David, Jim, Charles W., William Joe "Bill" and Owen Dave; one sister, Margaret; 26 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Mrs. BREEDLOVE was preceded in death by one grandchild.

Elizabeth Ann CANTRELL , 41, of Van Buren, Ark., died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001. Funeral services are being held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Roberts Funeral Home Memorial Chapel in Booneville, Ark. Burial is in Moore's Chapel in Waveland, Ark., under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home in Booneville. Survivors include two sons, Bobby Dean and David Allen; stepmother, Joyce; three sisters, Janice, Mary and Karen;  three grandchildren; and five nieces.

Funeral services for Glen William CUDE, 66, of Webbers Falls are being held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Webbers Falls with the Rev. Church Hicks officiating. Burial is in Fields Cemetery in Porum, under the direction of Millsap Funeral Service in Webbers Falls. Mr. CUDE was born May 21, 1934, in Porum, to Eual and Cassie CUDE. He died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, in Muskogee. Survivors include his children, Glenda and husband, Earnest,  Kay and Bill and wife, Carolyn; his mother, Cassie; one sister and brother-in-law,  Iva Lee and Frank; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Mr. CUDE was preceded in death by his father on Oct. 2, 1987.

Funeral services for Joshua Ray CURTIS, 15, of Muldrow were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Assembly of God Church in Muldrow, with the Revs. Shawn Money and Dale Phelps officiating. Burial was in Lee's Chapel Cemetery, south of Muldrow, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Muldrow. He was born Jan. 1, 1986, in Fort Smith, Ark., to Vicki Lynn CURTIS ALEXANDER. He died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, in Chester, Ark. Survivors include his stepfather, Caruth ALEXANDER;  one brother, Justin Allen; his maternal grandparents, Lucille and George CURTIS; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Graveside services for Harold H. DENNEY of Roland are being held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bristow City Cemetery, with Dr. Lee Woodard officiating. Mr. DENNEY died Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, in Fort Smith, Ark. He was born in Morris to John Allen DENNEY and Nancy Jane (STARKEY) DENNEY. He married Mildred KING in Iowa City, Iowa. Survivors include his wife, Mildred DENNEY of the home;  one sister, Margree; and one brother, Willis. Mr. DENNEY was preceded in death by two brothers; and five sisters. Arrangements are under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw.

Funeral services for Maurice C. GOFORTH, 77, of Gore are being held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Millsap Funeral service Chapel in Webbers Falls, with the Rev. Don Niblett and Bill Tye officiating. Burial is in White Cemetery in Gore, under the direction of Millsap Funeral Service in Webbers Falls. Mr. GOFORTH was born May 20, 1923, in Vinita, to Clarence Albert and Bertha Belle (SMITH) GOFORTH. He died Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, in Tahlequah. Survivors include his children, Dean and wife Sue, Claudine and husband, Gerald, Dennis, Deborah and husband, Gene, Tracy and husband, Jeff, and Kelly and husband, Jake; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mr. GOFORTH was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl, on Dec. 20, 1996; and one son, Martin.

Funeral services for James Wesley GRAHAM, 72, of Fort Smith, Ark., were held at noon Tuesday at Lewis Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith. Burial was in the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith, under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel. Mr. GRAHAM was born Sept. 25, 1928, in Huntington, Ark., to Orval and Della (COOK) GRAHAM. He died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, at his home. Survivors include his wife, Ruby of the home; two daughters, Kathy and Diane; one son, Billy; his mother, Della; four sisters, Lavern, Jeanie, Betty, and Vonna; two brothers, Vernon and Ronnie; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Graveside services for Willie Mae JEREMIAH, 97, of Muldrow were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Roland City Cemetery, with the Rev. George Corbell officiating. Mrs. JEREMIAH was born Feb. 23, 1903, in Roland, to William Washington Vaughan and Nancy Margaret (WEBB) VAUGHAN. She died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, in Muldrow. She married Stanley Watie JEREMIAH July 15, 1920, in Roland. He preceded her in death Sept. 30, 1982. Survivors include two sons, Clinton and Stanley ; 26 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. JEREMIAH was also preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Wilma KEEN; and one son, Dempsey JEREMIAH. Arrangements were under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Roland.

Funeral services for Everett Thomas LONG, 88, of Sallisaw were held at 10 a.m. Friday at Agent Chapel in Sallisaw, with the Rev. Jerry Green officiating. Burial was in Brushy Cemetery, north of Sallisaw, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home. Mr. LONG was born Feb. 24, 1912, in the Brushy community, to Thomas and Josie Mae (OWENS) LONG. He died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, in Sallisaw. He married Eunice Mae COATNEY Sept. 27, 1977, in Poteau. Survivors include his wife, Eunice LONG of the home; one daughter, Anona; two stepdaughters, Mary Lou and Opal; four sons, Edgar J., Ronnie, Mike and Bryan; four stepsons, Bill, Leroy, James and Ronnie Joe; 20 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. Mr. LONG  was preceded in death by two sons, Billy R. LONG on April 19, 1975, and Bobby LONG on Jan. 5, 1995.

Funeral services for Geneva J. PETTIT, 77, of Sallisaw were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Bunch Assembly of God Church. Burial was in Bunch Cemetery, under the direction of Reed-Culver Funeral Home in Tahlequah. Mrs. PETTIT was born Jan. 15, 1924, in Adair County, to Jess and Mary (SIMMONS) ANDERSON. She died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, in Tahlequah. Survivors include four daughters, Ruby, Imogene, Sharon and Karen; four sons, Marvin, George W., Chester, and Virgil; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many other relatives, loved ones and friends. Mrs. PETTIT was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, George PETTIT.

Graveside services for Vera Dorothy QUEEN, 88, of Antlers, formerly of Tulsa were held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sallisaw City Cemetery, with the Rev. Curtis Bias officiating. Mrs. QUEEN was born Jan. 23, 1913, in Missouri, to John and Maud (ASKINS) BALLINGER. She died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, in Antlers. Survivors include one daughter, Betty; one son, Frank; two sisters, Delia and Pauline; one brother, Harold; and several nieces nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Mrs. QUEEN was preceded in death by her husband, Ray QUEEN; one son, Doyle SCOTT; two sisters, Nevada TROTTER and Faye GOAD; and three brothers, Carl, G.W. and Paul. Arrangements were under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw.

Funeral services for Irene HUGHES RIDDLE, 85, of Muldrow are being held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Victory Temple Pentecostal Church in Roland, with the Revs. Ron Riddle and Dustan O'Neal officiating. Burial is in Upper Camp Creek Cemetery, north of Muldrow.  Mrs. RIDDLE was born Oct. 15, 1915, in Logan County, Ark., to John William HUGHES and Armenda (YARBROUGH) HUGHES. She died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, in Fort Smith, Ark. She married Port Athel "P.A." RIDDLE March 17, 1947, in Fort Smith. He preceded her in death June 25, 1981. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Lee Roy; one son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Carolyn; six grandchildren;seven great-grandchildren; and one brother, Alfred .

Sam STOOL JR., 62, of Tahlequah, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, in Tulsa. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Marble City Cemetery, with the Revs. Charlie Shell and LeRoy Reid and Chad Smith, Principal Chief officiating. Mr. STOOL was born Sept. 8, 1938, in Marble City, to Sam STOOL Sr. and Alma (CHERRY) STOOL. Survivors include one son, Mike; two daughters, Tonya and Sammie; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Norene and Anawake; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Arrangements were under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw. Mr. STOOL was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce STEWART STOOL; two sisters, Juanita ROBERTSON and Marie RAPE; and one brother, Judge LOCKHART.

Sunday, February 18, 2001

Graveside services for Darrell ANDERSON, 48, of Vian were held at 11 a.m. Friday at Marble City Cemetery, with the Rev. LeRoy Reid officiating. Mr. ANDERSON was born April 21, 1952, in Marble City, to Willie Thomas ANDERSON and Maggie THOMAS ANDERSON. He died Monday Feb. 5, 2001, in Vian. He married Fabria Lynn BOLIN Nov. 1, 1999, in Fort Smith, Ark. Survivors include his wife, Lynn ANDERSON of the home; four daughters, Dusty, Brandy,  Jessica and Jennifer; two sons, Bradley and Troy; two grandchildren; one sister, Gloria; two brothers, Wilburn and George. Mr. ANDERSON was preceded in death by one sister Faye ANDERSON. Arrangements were under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw.

Robert "Bob" BRIDGERS, 77, of West Plains, Mo., died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001, in West Plains. Funeral services are being held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Agent Chapel in Muldrow, with the Rev. Steve Sinor officiating. Burial is in Redland Cemetery, southwest of Muldrow, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Muldrow. Bruton Lodge No. 30 in Muldrow will provide Masonic Rites. VFW Lodge No. 8384 in Muldrow will provide military honors. Mr. Bridgers was born Jan. 24, 1924, in Redland, to Riley Andrew BRIDGERS and Grace Elizabeth (McCoy) BRIDGERS. He married Josephine SOOTS BRAY July 4, 1995, in Boulder, Colo. Survivors include his wife, Josephine BRIDGERS of the home; three daughters, Frances Elizabeth, JoAnna and Nancy Jane; two stepchildren, Karen and Tharon; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ann and Bernice; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Mr. BRIDGERS was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia BRIDGERS on Dec. 1, 1992; one daughter, Saran Sue DUNCAN on Dec. 5, 1998; and one son, David Robert BRIDGERS on March 3, 1997.

Funeral services for Gene "Popo" FINK, 78, of the Blackgum Community are being held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Blackgum, with the Rev. Dale Ritter officiating. Burial is in Box Cemetery, north of Vian, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw. Mr. FINK was born Feb. 12, 1923, in Gore, to Marlin Guy "Punch" FINK and Era Pearl (CAMERON) FINK. He died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001, in Sallisaw. He married Jewel TURNEY March 3, 1942, in Sallisaw. Survivors include his wife, Jewel FINK of the home; one daughter, Barbara; and two sons, Jerry D. and Larry D.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Howard and Duane.

Thursday, February 22, 2001

Richard Charles ANDERSON, 63, of Vian died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, in Tulsa. He was born Aug. 13, 1937, in California to William and Edia (THOMASON) ANDERSON. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Round Mountain Church, under the direction of Moore Funeral Home in Tulsa. Survivors include his wife, Sherry ANDERSON of Vian; his children, Molly, Ted, Johnnie, Bill, Cindy, Krissy, Terry, Rhonda, and Joshua Elijah; 24 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Mr. ANDERSON was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Edia ANDERSON; one son, Charles ANDERSON; and one grandchild, Kristina ANDERSON.

Graveside services for Marie GARDNER, 72, of Gore will be held Wednesday at the Fort Gibson National Cemetery, under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home in Fort Smith, Ark. Memorial services are being held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Gore United Methodist Church. Mrs. GARDNER died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001, in Fort Smith. Survivors include her husband, Charles GARDNER of Gore; one son, William Dale; two stepsons, Michael and John; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Rene McKEEHEN, 45, of Gans are being held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Assembly of God Church in Gans, with the Revs. Gene Anoatubby, Jack McLaughlin, W.W. Hays and Phil Talley officiating. Burial is in Gans Cemetery, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw. Mrs. McKEEHEN was born Aug. 27, 1955, in Sapulpa, to Clay and Katherine (COOK) KELLY. She died Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, in Tulsa. She married the Rev. Harold Edward McKEEHEN dec. 10, 1973, in Sapulpa. Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Harold McKEEHEN of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Shelly and Jason, and Stephanie and Chad; three grandchildren; her father, Clay KELLY; her mother, Katherine SOLIDAY; one brother and sister-in-law,  Mark and Barbara; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Harold and Bea; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Mattie May LEWIS, 95, of Muldrow were held at 2 p.m. Feb. 12, at Agent Chapel in Muldrow, with the Rev. Braxton Bigot officiating. Burial was in Cottonwood Cemetery, southeast of Muldrow, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Muldrow. Mrs. LEWIS was born Dec. 30, 1905, in Hanson, Indian Territory, to Mose BESHERS and Martha SWEPSTON BESHERS McCASLIN. She died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, in Muldrow. She married Clarence Alexander LEWIS Sept. 28, 1920, in Fort Smith, Ark. He preceded her in death May 3, 1980. Survivors include two daughters, Thelma and Nadine; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Zella and Ona Belle.

Funeral services for Robert B. NESS, 81, of Roland are being held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Smith, Ark. Burial is in the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith, under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home in Fort Smith. Mr. NESS died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, in Fort Smith. Survivors include one stepdaughter, Maxine;  one son, Robert L.; three stepsons, Raymond, Ronald, and Don; one brother, Dan; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Lee WHISMAN PEARSON, 73, of Roland are being held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Agent Chapel in Muldrow, with the Rev. Don Varble officiating. Burial is in Roland City Cemetery, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Roland. Mrs. PEARSON was born May 14, 1924, in Morris, Okmulgee County, to William Curtis WHISMAN and Mattie Myrtle HEEBLER WHISMAN. She died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, at her home. She married Herbert Monroe PEARSON June 24, 1944, in Morris.Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Herbert M. PEARSON of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Perry; one son and daughter-in-law, Gary M. and LaVone; four grandchildren; four sisters, Bertha, Reatha, Dee, and Jeannie; two brothers, John and Wiley; and five great-grandchildren.

Joseph D. ROBERTS Sr., 62,  of Fort Smith, Ark., died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, in Las Vegas. Funeral services were held Saturday at First Missionary Baptist Church in Fort Smith, with the Rev. C.A. Woods officiating. Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery in Roland, under the direction of Rowell-Parish Mortuary in Fort Smith. Survivors include two daughters, Neco and Karen; one son, Joseph D.; one grandson; two sisters, Margaret L. and Altha L.; and two brothers, M.C. and the Rev. Evans.

Funeral services for Doris Jean BAGLEY SPENCER, 61, of Sallisaw are being held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Blackgum First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dale Ritter officiating. Burial is in Garden of Memories Cemetery in Vian, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw. Mrs. SPENCER was born July 6, 1939, in Drake Prairie Community, Sequoyah County, to Lonnie Columbus BAGLEY and Grace Leon CALVERT BAGLEY. She died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, at Tulsa Regional Medical Center in Tulsa. She married James Edward SPENCER Oct. 26, 1956, in Stigler. Survivors include her husband, James Edward SPENCER of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law,  James Gene and Sheila, and Roger Lee and Christina; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; four sisters, Thelma, Rita, Donna and Karen; four brothers, Sammie, Lonnie, Ronnie and Mike; and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. SPENCER was preceded in death by her parents, Lonnie and Grace BAGLEY; and two sisters, Louise BAGLEY and Darlene MARTIN.

Dollie F. STAFFAN, 97, of Yakima, Wash., died Monday, Dec. 25, 200, at the Good Samaritan Health Care Center in Yakima. She was born Nov. 8, 1903, in Timbo, Ark., to Shelton and Mintie (LOONEY) FARRIS. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday Dec. 29, 2000, at St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Yakima. Burial was in Terrace Heights Memorial park in Yakima, under the direction of Valley Hills Funeral Home in Zillah, Wash. She married Ernest STAFFAN of Hanson in 1923. Survivors include two daughters, Mary Lou and Syble; one daughter-in-law,  Charlee; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. STAFFAN was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest; two sons, Waylon and Vernon; two daughters, Reba TWIST and Aileen BURNHAM; one sister, Bertha KINDALL; four brothers, Alonzo, Ed, Marvin and Ralph; and one great-grandson, Gary FRENCH.

Funeral services for Euckley David WATERS, 82, of Sallisaw will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Apostolic Faith Church in Sallisaw, with the Revs. Leon Farley and Carl Page officiating. Burial will be in Drakestand Cemetery, southwest of Sallisaw, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw. Mr. WATERS was born April 16, 1918, in Vian, to John Oscar WATERS and Nellie JACKSON WATERS. He died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001, in Sallisaw. He married Faye FLOYD Dec. 7, 1940, in Fort Smith, Ark. Survivors include his wife, Faye F. WATERS of the home; two daughter,s Euckayla and Deborah; Ann; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; six sisters, Dorothy, Veda, Willene, Juanita, Treva Lee, and Waneve; and two brothers, Aaron and Howard.

Funeral services for Dorthene WEAVER YOUNGER, 60, of Roland will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Agent Chapel in Muldrow, with the Revs. Gary Don Ulmer and Jim Gottfried officiating. Burial will be in Roland City Cemetery, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Roland. Mrs. YOUNGER was born July 31, 1940, in Muldrow, to Harry Everett WEAVER and Ruby Marie JAMES WEAVER. She died Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, at St. Edwards Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith, Ark. She married B.J. YOUNGER Oct. 1, 1966, in Muldrow. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Michelle Lynn and Barry and Jean Ann and Larry; one son, Michael E.; four  grandchildren; her mother, Ruby WEAVER; and seven sisters, Barbara, Ella Fern, Ima Ruth, Carolyn, Sue, Twilla,and Janice. Mrs. YOUNGER was preceded in death by her husband, B.J. YOUNGER  on Nov. 27, 1998; her father, Harry WEAVER on May 29, 1980; and two brothers, Floyd Raymond WEAVER on June 26, 1976, and Everett Junior WEAVER on April 9, 1991.

Sunday, February 25, 2001

Funeral services for Claude "Champ" CHAMPION, 71, of Lavaca, Ark., are being held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Memorial Park Chapel in Fort Smith, Ark. Burial is in Woodlawn Cemetery in Fort Smith, under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel in Lavaca. Mr. CHAMPION died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, in a local hospital. Survivors include three daughters, Karen, Tracy and Cathy; three sons, Jerry, David and Mike; one sister, Cecelia; one brother, Bill; 19 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Joan DAVES of Cookson died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, in Tulsa. Funeral services will be held at 1  p.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church in Cookson. Burial is in Cookson-Proctor Cemetery in Cookson, under the direction of Green Country Funeral Home in Tahlequah. Survivors include her husband, Harvey of Cookson; two daughter, Pam and Janice; one sister, Jean; one brother, Roger and two grandchildren.

Funeral services for Billy Dean MUNCY, 58, of Roland are being held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Agent Chapel in Muldrow, with the Revs. Carl Williams and Al Ruckman officiating. Burial is in Cottonwood Cemetery, south of Muldrow, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Muldrow.  Muldrow VFW will provide honor guard. Mr. MUNCY was born Aug. 5, 1942, in Red Oak, to William MUNCY and Mildred (PAYNE) MUNCY GRAY. He died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001, in Sallisaw. He married Donna Jean CHAPMAN April 17, 1981, in Van Buren, Ark. Survivors include his wife, Donna MUNCY of the home; one daughter, Elizabeth ; two sons, Chad and Brian; two granddaughters; his mother, Mildred GRAY; and one sister, Patsy.

Funeral services for Sally Ann JACKSON, 91, of Sallisaw were held at 10 a.m. Friday at Agent Chapel in Sallisaw, with the Rev. Brian Zinck officiating. Burial was in Akins Cemetery, northeast of Sallisaw, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw. Mrs. JACKSON was born May 17, 1909, in Hanson, to Mack and Rachel (BURNS) McCLENDON. She died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, in Sallisaw. She was raised by Tilman BURCH.  Survivors include her husband, Stoney JACKSON of the home; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Maribel BURROUGH JOHNSON, 86, of Van Buren, Ark., will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Wood Memorial Christian Church in Van Buren. Burial will be in Gracelawn Cemetery in Van Buren, under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren. Mrs. JOHNSON died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, in Sallisaw. Survivors include two stepdaughters, Mary Ann and Debra Kay; two sons, Vincent M. and Joel Van; two stepsons, Richard Dibrell and James Clinton; a special cousin, Dueese; 19 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Johnson was preceded in death by her first husband, W. BURROUGH; her second husband, Dibrell JOHNSON; and one son, Larry BURROUGH.

Helen H. STEWART LAMB, 77, of Porum died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001, at her home. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Gore United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Bill Buttram and Alan McIntire officiating. Burial was in Gum Springs Cemetery, under the direction of Smith Funeral Home in Checotah. Mrs. LAMB was born Aug. 6, 1923, in Kay County, near Uncas, to Ray Phillip WEEKS and Mary Margaret (DAVIDSON) WEEKS. She married Gerald Boyd STEWARD Sr. July 8, 1940 in Arkansas City, Kan.  He died on April 12, 1994. She married Richard LAMB on Nov. 13, 1994, in Gore. survivors include her husband, Richard W. LAMB of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Paul  and Cathrine and David; two sons and daughters-in-law,  Gerald Boyd and Patti and Jay Kenneth and wife; daughter-in-law, Karen; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; stepchildren, Jim, Jean and Sharon; one sister and brother-in-law, Fannie and Jack; one brother, William E.; one sister-in-law, Bobbie; and many nephews, nieces, cousins, and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Phoenix RICH, 6, of Muldrow were held at 2 p.m. Friday at Roland Hills Baptist Church, with the Rev. Don Varble officiating. Burial was in Roland City Cemetery, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Roland. He was born Feb. 14, 1995, in Clinton, to Scott RICH and Frances Charlene (WALLER) RICH BRISLANE. He died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001, in Fort Smith, Ark. Survivors include his mother, Frances of the home; his father, Scott; maternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Gladys and Frankie; maternal grandfather and step-grandmother, Clarence and Stephanie; paternal grandfather, Leon; paternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Phyllis and Charles; paternal great-grandmother, Wilma; two sisters, Shonda and Sydney; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends, including his aunt, Katherine.

Robert Emmett SEABOLT, 58, of Cedarville, Ark., died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, at his home. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren, Ark. Burial was in Seabolt Cemetery, under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren. Survivors include his wife, Sheryl SEABOLT of the home; one daughter, Dana; one son, Josh; one sister, Betty; and two grandchildren.

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