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SEQUOYAH COUNTY NOVEMBER 2007

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Thursday, November 1, 2007

Graveside services for Lawrence J. DIRKS, 86, of Talihina, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Restlawn Cemetery in Hereford, Texas, with Tad Rhodes officiating. Burial was in Restlawn Cemetery, in Hereford, Texas, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. DIRKS was born May 13, 1921, in Castro County, Texas, to Bill DIRKS and Catherine (SEURER) DIRKS. He died Friday, Oct. 26, 2007, in McAlester. He married Johnnie Ruth MORRIS, Dec. 24, 1941, in Clovis, N.M. She preceded him in death, Aug. 19, 1987, in Van Buren. Survivors include one daughter, Kayleen; one son, Billy Gene; one granddaughter; four grandsons; 13 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Jerry. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Sylvia HOELTING and one brother, Raymond DIRKS.

Graveside services for Jerry Lee DYE, 63, of Van Buren, Ark., are being held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Gill Cemetery in Van Buren, under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren. Mr. DYE died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007, in Van Buren. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Sue DYE of the home; one daughter, Tina Lee and her husband, Jeffrey; three sons, Jerry Lee and his wife, Maria, Tony Keith and his wife, Misty, Jimmy Dale and his wife, Angie; two sisters, Freda and Nancy; five brothers, Charles, Richard, Joe, Ronald and Ben; eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Nancy DYE, and one brother, Thomas (Duck) DYE. .

Funeral services for Tracey Gene JONES, 44, of Muskogee, were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Agent Chapel in Sallisaw with Eric Jones officiating. Burial was in Floral Haven Cemetery, in Broken Arrow, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. JONES was born July 20, 1963, in Tulsa, to Ronald Gene JONES and Ilona Faye Hathcock JONES. He died Monday, Oct. 29, 2007, in Muskogee. Survivors include his mother, Ilona JONES; father and step-mother, Ron and Pamela JONES; two brothers, Eric and his wife, Shelley, and Ryan and his fiance Sarah; paternal grandparents, John C. and Kathleen JONES; two aunts; one uncle; two nieces; three nephews; and one great niece.

Graveside services for Sheala Dawn MARCUM, 36, of Whitesboro, were held at noon Wednesday at the Whitesboro Cemetery with Rita Fred officiating, under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home of Talihina. Mrs. MARCUM was born Feb. 17, 1971, in Denver City, Texas, to Dusty PATE and Linda (CAINE) BOOTH. She died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007, in Whitesboro. Survivors include two daughters, Shalisa and her husband, Jeffrey, and Lyncee; mother and step-father, Linda and Bourey BOOTH; brother, Ira and Kim; step-brothers, Donald, Shawn and Bret; step-sister, Deanna; one aunt; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Dusty PATE, grandparents, Whitney and Oleta NICHOLS GRAMBE and Christeen LUCE.

Funeral services for Waldo Emerson PAYTON, 89, of Roland, were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Roland with Rev. David Johnson officiating. Burial was in Roland City Cemetery, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Muldrow. Mr. PAYTON was born June 21, 1918, in Gravette, Ark., to Harvey Leroy PAYTON and Emma (VARMILLION) PAYTON. He died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007, in Roland. He married Colene Myers (OWENS) PAYTON, on March 28, 1958, in Stilwell. She died Dec. 30, 2006, in Fort Smith.  Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Darlene and R.L; one son, Gary Don; two daughters-in-law, Loy Fern and Ila Mae; 11 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many friends. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Emma PAYTON and three children, Clara Belle OWENS, Gurley OWENS, Jr. and Robert Franklin OWENS.

Graveside services for Xinna R. PHILLIPS, 94, of Vian, were held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Vian with Rev. Minierva Roberts officiating, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. PHILLIPS was born Feb. 16, 1913, in Fincastle, Texas, to Jessie RICE and Mamie J. RICE. She died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007, in Vian. She married Oscar B. PHILLIPS, in 1944, in Oklahoma. He preceded her in Sept. 1976 in Muskogee. Survivors include three sisters-in-law, Ruby, Alta Mae, and Marjorie; three nieces; two nephews; and several other relatives and friends.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, J.D. and Hazel PHILLIPS.

Memorial services for Sheila Danelle WYLIE, 44, of Van Buren, Ark., were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Journey Church in Sallisaw with Pastor Jeff Allred officiating. Cremation was under the direction of Luginbuel Funeral Home Inc. of Prairie Grove, Ark. Mrs. WYLIE was born Sept. 22, 1963, in Altus, to Baron and Chiquita (KYZER) WYLIE. She died Friday, Oct. 26, 2007, in Little Rock, Ark. Survivors include two sons, Christopher James and Elijah William; father; mother; two brothers, Baron, Jr.. and Brandon Scott; one sister, Tania Michelle; half-brother, Dakota; paternal grandmother, Virginia WYLIE; and maternal grandmother, Betty KYZER.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Funeral services for Deon BELT, 70, of Ozark, Ark., were held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with Rev. George Willis officiating. Burial was in Cemetery Ridge, in Ozark, under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark. Mr. BELT was born Oct. 16, 1937, in Franklin County, Arkansas, to Jesse and Beulah (BERNARD) BELT. He died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007, in Ozark. Survivors include two sons, Ken and his wife, Stephanie,  and Roger and his wife, Donna; and one grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Walker BELT.

Graveside services for Georgia TOON CONLEY, 51, of Marble City, are being held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Akins Cemetery, northeast of Sallisaw, with Rev. Monroe Lowrimore officiating, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. CONLEY was born Sept. 20, 1956, in Sallisaw, to George TOON and Annabelle (NASH) TOON. She died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007, in Sallisaw. She married William Donald "Pancho" CONLEY, Aug. 5 1977, in Marble City. He preceded her in death, April 5, 1992, in Sallisaw. Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Nancy and Robert, and Colletta; three step-children, Ricky, Jerry, and Rebecca; three sisters, Doris, Nancy, and Rosa;  two brothers, Floyd and Curtis; two half-brothers, Edward and Larry; and several grandchildren.

Funeral services for James Eugene HAYS, 63, of Fort Smith, Ark., are being held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren, Ark. Burial is in Hays Chapel Cemetery, near Clarksville, Ark., under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren. Mr. HAYS died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007, in Fort Smith. Survivors include two daughters, Tammy and her husband, Frankie and Crystal; two sons, Stoney HAYS and his wife, Christi, of St. Paul, Minn., and Tony; three sisters, Virginia, Barbara, and Linda; five brothers, Gary, Paul, David, Lester, and Ronnie; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Doyle HAYS.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Graveside services for Ethan Daniel BEARD, an infant, of Roland, were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Roland City Cemetery with Rev. William Cheyne officiating, under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Sallisaw. He was born Tuesday, July 10, 2007, in Fort Smith, Ark., to John Britton BEARD and Brita Lee (JONES) BEARD. He died Friday, Nov. 2, 2007, in Roland. Survivors include two sisters, MaKala and Josey; four brothers, Jace, Justus, Bobby and John, Jr.; parents, maternal grandparents, Lillian JONES of Roland, Richard and Joy JONES of Edmond. He was preceded in death his paternal grandparents, Linda and Morris HORN.

Funeral services for Billy D. BOLLINGER, 74, of Stigler, are being held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the R.E. Shearwood Memorial Chapel in Stigler with Rev. Tommie Parker officiating. Burial is in Keota Cemetery, under the direction of King and Shearwood Funeral Home of Stigler. Mr. BOLLINGER was born Oct. 28, 1933, in Keota, to Mack BOLLINGER and Effie (SASSR) BOLLINGER. He died Monday, Nov. 5, 2007, in Fort Smith, Ark. Survivors include two daughters, Lou Ann, and Jana and her husband, Terry; two sons, Bill Jr. and his wife, Lauri, and Tim; one brother, Leon; two sisters, Delma Dean and Betty Jo; former wife, Sarah SHASSETZ; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son, one granddaughter, Lavina and a former wife, Louella WILKETT.  

Funeral services for Lula BREWER, 93, of Sallisaw, were held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Mallory-Martin Chapel in Sallisaw. Burial was in Sallisaw City Cemetery, under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. BREWER was born Aug. 16, 1914, in Leslie County, Kentucky, to G.W. BAILEY and Martha (ENGLE) BAILEY. She died Friday, Nov. 2, 2007, in Sallisaw. Survivors include Nora Darlene and her husband, Carl; Bob and his wife, Margaret; John and his wife, Marilyn; Terry and his wife, Donna; and Amanda.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, George, three children, Larry BREWER, Patricia BREWER, and Letha EYMER and five sisters, Alice, Pearl, Myrtle, Mollie and Bessie.

Memorial services for Terry BYNUM, 49, of Fort Smith, Ark., were held at 4 p.m. Monday at the Lewis Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith, under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort Smith. Mr. BYNUM was born June 26, 1958, in Van Buren, Ark. He died Friday, Nov. 2, 2007, in Fort Smith. Survivors include two children; eight sisters, Donna, Beverly, Connie, Jeannie, Kay, Sue, Teresa, and Brenda and one brother, Jerry.

Funeral services for Billy S. GARRETT, 72, of Van Buren, Ark., were held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren, Ark. Burial was in Gill Cemetery, in Van Buren, under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren. Mr. GARRETT died Friday, Nov. 2, 2007, in Van Buren. Survivors include his wife, Violet TOUNZEN GARRETT of 52 years; two sons, Billy Joe and his wife, Nancy, Ricky and his wife, Sharon, of Roland; one sister, Joyce UPTON of Olivehurst, Calif.; three brothers, Johnny, Robert GARRETT of Alma, and Paul GARRETT of Van Buren; four grandsons; four granddaughters; six great-grandchildren; and special friends, Paige, Hayley and Payton, Shelby and Ashlie.

Funeral services for Vernon Louise HENRY, 89, of Gore, were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Notchietown Baptist Church, north of Gore, with Rev. Wendell Cox officiating. Burial was in Gore City Cemetery, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. HENRY was born March 19, 1918, in Gore, to William Marion AYERS and Bonnie Mae (TIPPIN) AYERS HENRY. She died Monday, Oct. 29, 2007, in Gore. She married Ray Woodrow HENRY, Dec. 18, 1936, in Phoenix, Ariz. He preceded her in death, June 27, 1993. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Velma; three grandsons and granddaughters-in-law; six great-granddaughters; and one great-grandson. She was preceded in death by one son, James Ray HENRY in 1982, parents, three sisters, Vivian BARRICK, Katie BROUGHTON and Blanche COLE.

Funeral services for Anna Mae BURRIS HOWELL, 78, of Lawrenceburg, Tenn., were held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Vian with Bro. James Lee Wisdom officiating. Burial was in the Garden of Memories Cemetery, in Vian, under the direction of Neal Funeral Home of Lawrenceburg. Mrs. HOWELL was born July 24, 1929, in Arapaho, to Charles A. and Myrtle Lee (VANCILL) BURRIS. She died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007, in Lawrenceburg. Survivors include one daughter, Francis Kay and her husband, Raymond Edward; one son, William Lee and his wife, Caroline; one sister, Clara; three grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. HOWELL, two brothers, William Henry BURRIS, and Alvin Lee BURISS, and two sisters, Mary Francis LOGAN and Dorothy Louise REED.

Funeral services for Virginia "Sissy" TEAGUE MARTIN, 70, of Sallisaw, are being held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Wilderness Gospel in Sallisaw with Rev. Leon Petree officiating. Cremation was under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. MARTIN was born June 22, 1937, in Minko, to Claude TEAGUE and Lillian (LOVELL) TEAGUE. She died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007, in Fort Smith, Ark. Survivors include one daughter, Sheila; one son, Nathaniel; four sisters, Irene, Joyce and Cuby, and Bonnie Lois; and three brothers, Donald Ray, Ronald Keith, and Michael. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Jackie LINDSEY and Lorene CUMMINGS and two brothers, James David TEAGUE and Warren Calvin TEAGUE.

Funeral services for Flossie JACKSON NORRID, 101, of Sallisaw, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Agent Chapel in Sallisaw with Rev. Monroe Lowrimore officiating. Burial was in Sallisaw City Cemetery, in Sallisaw, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. NORRID was born Dec. 3, 1905, in Brent, Indian Territory, to Jesse Melton "J.M." JACKSON and Cynthia Mary (NORMAN) JACKSON. She died Friday, Nov. 2, 2007, in Sallisaw. She married Clyde Lafayette NORRID, Sr., June 28, 1924, in Fort Smith, Ark. He preceded her in death, Aug. 24, 1988, in Fort Smith. Survivors include one son, ClydeJr; one granddaughter; two great-grandchildren; and several other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and several brothers and sisters.

Funeral services for Marilyn OELKE, 76, of Charleston, Ark., are being held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in Charleston. Burial is in the Garden of Memories, in Charleston, under the direction of Smith Mortuary, Inc. of Charleston. Mrs. OELKE was born June 12, 1931, in Arco, Minn., to John FREDERICKSEN and Christine (JORGENSEN) FREDERICKSEN. She died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, in Charleston. Survivors include one daughter, Tammi; three sons, Cary, Larry, and James; one brother, Marian; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Leith O. OELKE and her parents.

Memorial barbeque for Karl Martin POTOCHNIK, 42, of Muldrow, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the 473744 E. 1080 Road in Muldrow, for friends and family. Mr. POTOCHNIK was born April 28, 1965, in San Diego, Calif., to Karl and Ann Louise POTOCHNIK. He died Monday, Oct. 29, 2007, in Van Buren, Ark. Survivors include his parents; two nephews; two nieces; one great-nephew; and sister, Leonett.

Funeral services for Alene PYLES, 85, of Roland, were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Gans Bible Church with Revs. Charles Sparkman and Joe Taylor officiating. Burial was in Gans Cemetery, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. PYLES was born June 11, 1922, in Gans, to Doe Britton BREWER and Elizabeth Leona (TAYLOR) BREWER. She died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007, in Roland. She married William Homer PYLES, April 1, 1946, in Fort Smith, Ark. He preceded her in death, Oct. 29, 1984, in Fort Smith, Ark. Survivors include one step-daughter, Sue; one step-son, William; two sisters, Maxine and Daphine; one brother, Freddie "Ted"; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one sister, Pauline HOLDER and three brothers, Raymond, Norman, and Curtis BREWER.

Funeral services for Shawn ROTHERS, 9, of Sallisaw, were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Agent Chapel in Sallisaw with Revs. Norman Ledford and Mike Mouzakis officiating. Burial was in Buffington Cemetery, in Sallisaw, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. He was born Aug. 17, 1998, in Fort Smith, Ark., to Gregory K. ROTHERS and Diana (CRAIN) ROTHERS REEVES. He died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, in Sallisaw. Survivors include his mother, Diana REEVES and her husband, Kirk; father, Gregory K. ROTHERS; one sister, Margaret Gayle; two brothers, Jonathan and Dustin; maternal grandparents, Billy and Margaret WOOD and Lucinda and Kirk REEVES, Sr.; paternal grandparents, Darrell and Gayle ROTHERS and Jim and Joyce GRAY; five aunts,; five uncles,; two great-aunts; and one great-uncle.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Funeral services for Kenneth Ray ATKINS, 55, of Arkoma, are being held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Arkoma First Baptist Church. Burial is in Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, in Fort Smith, Ark., under the direction of Ocker-Putman Funeral Home of Fort Smith. Mr. ATKINS died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007, in Lexington. Survivors include his wife, Susan ATKINS; one daughter, Ashely; step-daughter, MaRae; two step-sons, Eric and Aaron; four sisters, Patsy, Jean, Maxine and Pearline; one brother, Hoyt; and eight grandchildren.  

Carolyn Joann HUGHES, 66, of Fort Smith, Ark., died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007. No formal service is planned and cremation was under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith. Mrs. HUGHES was born to Lillian and John BELL Sr. Survivors include two sons and their family, James Earl Jr. and his wife, Debra, John Vance and Michelle, and eight grandchildren; two brothers, John Jr. and Jimmy; and one sister, Lillian. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Jimmy Earl HUGHES.  

Graveside services for Chessie Udell THOMPSON, 84, of Sugarloaf Lake, Ark., were held at 10 a.m. Friday at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Ark., under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort Smith. Mrs. THOMPSON was born Dec. 6, 1922, in Hanson, to Hugh and Davie MATLOCK. She died Monday, Nov. 5, 2007, in Fort Smith. Survivors include her husband of 44 years, George; son, George H., Jr.; adopted brother, Michael Ray; two sisters, Margie Ellen and Cherokee Annie; adopted sister, Patricia Ann; and one grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Joe H. and Ray W. MATLOCK.

Memorial services for Sherry "Tootie" TROUTMAN, 58, of Gore, were held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Millsap Funeral Chapel in Webbers Falls with Jason Fort officiating, under the direction of Millsap Funeral Service of Webbers Falls. Mrs. TROUTMAN was born July 28, 1949, in Corcoran, Calif., to Jay A. and Helen (COSPER) COLE. She died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007, in Gore. Survivors include her husband, Jerry McDANIEL of the home; two daughters, Tina and Brenda; mother, Helen COLE;  four sisters, Carol and her husband, Thomas, Wanda, Jody and her husband, George, and Janet and her husband, Ron; three brothers, Kenneth and his wife, Linda, Rondell and his wife, Rebecca, and Greg; six grandchildren; brother-in-law, David; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, step-children and step-grandchildren.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Funeral services for William Joel ADDINGTON, 75, of Vian, were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Vian Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Shropshire officiating. Burial was in Konawa Cemetery, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. ADDINGTON was born Nov. 19, 1931, in Chickasha, to William Terry ADDINGTON and Retta (KIRKWOOD) ADDINGTON. He died Friday, Nov. 9, 2007, in Vian. He married Cathryn Mae GALE, May 6, 1960, in Purcell. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah and Dennis, and Terisa and Joe; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Deborah and Donald and Virginia; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Alonzo Berl, Dean, and John. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Alice.

Scotty Ray BOOKOUT, 47, of Vian, died on Monday, Nov. 12, 2007, in Tulsa. No formal service is planned and cremation is under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. BOOKOUT was born May 24, 1960, in Riverside, Calif., to Hubert BOOKOUT and Carol E. (CROWDER) BOOKOUT. He married Barbara Ruth OSMON, May 5, 1990, in Delano, Calif.  Survivors include his wife, Barbara of the home; two step-sons, Johnny Lee, Jr. and Jack Earnest; two grandsons;  father-in-law, Earnest OSMON; two brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Rodger and Barbara,  and Ray and Debbie; two nieces; and two nephews.

Graveside services for Clara Francis Clark COLEMAN, 96, of Fort Smith, Ark., are being held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Mount Zion Cemetery in Hackett, Ark., under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith. Mrs. COLEMAN died Monday, Sept. 12, 2007, in Fort Smith. Survivors include six nieces, Jeanne, Majolee, Evelyn, Lucille, Goldie, and Violet; and two nephews, Bob and Alvin. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Elmer DOYLE and Clarence COLEMAN.  

Graveside services for Jessie W. "Gabbie" DRAIN, 57, of Tahlequah, are being held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Park Hill Cemetery with Elder Curtis Davis officiating, under the direction of Green Country Funeral Home of Tahlequah. Mr. DRAIN was born Dec. 27, 1949, in Marble City, to Jack and Adron (WHITE) DRAIN. He died Friday, Nov. 9, 2007, in Tahlequah. Survivors include his wife, Frances DRAIN of the home; one son, Jackie and his wife, Lori; daughters, Deanna and fiance, Johnny, and Kerri and fiance, Dustin; three grandsons; one sister, Joy, and husband, Bruce; brothers, Jackie L. and Vernon W. and his wife, Jeany; several nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Lee and his wife, Sheila; sister-in-law, Jean and her husband, David; mother-in-law, Ann CAMPBELL; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Adron and Jack DRAIN, and father-in-law, Junior Lee CAMPBELL.  

Funeral services for Frederick L. DREW, 73, of Sallisaw, are being held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Vian Baptist Church with Revs. Jimmy Anderson, Bill Barnett, and Dale Reynolds officiating. Burial is in the Garden of Memories Cemetery, in Vian, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. DREW was born May 19, 1934, in Eufaula, to David Daniel DREW and Ora Ola (EWING) DREW. He died Satuday, Nov. 10, 2007, in Tulsa. He married Monta Ann MORRIS, June 16, 1956, in Vian.  Survivors include his wife, Monta Ann of the home; two daughters, Yvonne and Ramona; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Fredrick and Tanya, and Joseph; one sister, Nina Jean; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ora and David DREW, one daughter, Monta Suzette DREW, three sisters, Ruth WAGGONER, Elorse McCARTY, and Leola DREW and two brothers, Robert "Buster" and David DREW.

Graveside services for Jerry Carnell ENGLAND, 55, of Fort Smith, Ark., are being held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Peters Cemetery, northeast of Sallisaw, with Revs. Ken Swearingen and Vernon Stone officiating, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. ENGLAND was born Oct. 22, 1952, in Fort Smith, to Ernest True ENGLAND and Luve (McCARLEY) ENGLAND. He died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007, in Sallisaw. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Jerry Carnell, Jr. and Tammy Faye; three grandchildren; one sister and brother-in-law, Michelle and Nathan; and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ron and Willene, and Gerald and Mary. He was preceded in death by his parents.  

Graveside services for Mary THOMPSON GUEST, 60, of Sallisaw, are being held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Sallisaw City Cemetery with Rev. Vernon Stone officiating, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. GUEST was born Aug. 8, 1947, in Sallisaw, to Allen THOMPSON and Allene Jane (BROWN) THOMPSON. She died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007, in Sallisaw. She married Dell McCUISTIAN, in 1997, in Huntsville, Ark. Survivors include her husband, Dell McCUSTIAN of the home; three daughters, Janie, Dana and Sabrina; two sons, James and Mike; several grandchildren; two sisters, Georgia and Velma; one brother, Ronnie; and several other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services for Troy Ottis "Ott" KILGORE, 86, of Pocola, were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Haven Heights Baptist Church in Fort Smith, Ark. Burial was in the U.S. National Cemetery, under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. Mr. KILGORE died Friday, Nov. 9, 2007, in Pocola. Survivors include one daughter, Connie; three sons, Otis, Steve, and Stanley; three brothers, Robert, Rufus, and Manuel; two sisters, Edna Mae and Allene; 15 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Viola KILGORE.

Funeral services for Maurice Kenneth "Sonny" MUSKRAT, 74, of Warner, are being held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Warner First Baptist Church with Rev. Dennis Sixkiller officiating, under the direction of Millsap Funeral Service of Webbers Falls. Mr. MUSKRAT was born Aug. 22, 1933, to Jim and Carrie. He died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007. He married Mary Geneva TUDOR, in 1961, in Reno, Nev. Survivors include his wife, Mary of the home; daughter, Barbara; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; daughter, Brenda and her husband, Hussain ; son, James; two sisters, Vivian and Narcie and her husband, Lee; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Carrie, one daughter, Linda and one grandson, Feras.

Funeral services for George Donald "Don" PEARSON, 73, of Muskogee, were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Lance Sawyer officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Foster-Petering Funeral Home of Muskogee. Mr. PEARSON was born Oct. 22, 1934, in Webbers Falls, to George Anderson and Betty Elizabeth (CAPEHART) PEARSON. He died Monday, Nov. 5, 2007, in Muskogee. He married Norma Lou JARRAD, July 23, 1954, in Webbers Falls. Survivors include his wife, Norma PEARSON; three daughters, Donna Elaine, Lisa Marie, and Gina Leigh; one son, Mark Alan; three sisters, Modean, Lucy and Shirley; two brothers, Arthur Wayne and Charles Dale; nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death his parents, one sister, Lola Faye PEARSON and one brother, Billy Ray PEARSON.

Funeral services for Clifford Allen PLYMALE, 81, of Ozark, Ark., are being held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark. Burial is in Gar Creek Cemetery, in Ozark, under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark. Mr. PLYMALE died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007, in Fort Smith, Ark. Survivors include his wife, Sharon; two daughters, Karla J. and Shelley; four sons, Brince and his wife, Brandie, and Bryan, Clifford A., Jr., and Mark S.; one sister, Wanda; two brothers, Bobby and Curtis; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by by two brothers, Harold and Gervis PLYMALE.

Funeral services for Herman Haskell STUMP, 88, of Muldrow, were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Cottonwood Free Will Baptist Church in Muldrow. Burial was in Cottonwood Cemetery, in Muldrow, under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. STUMP was born April 28, 1919, in Witts Springs, Ark., to Curtis P. and Lucy (DREWRY) STUMP. He died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007. Survivors include four children, Jack and his wife, Jeanie, Pat and her husband, Bruce, Lillian and her husband, Richard, and Jim and his wife, Ginger; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; family friend, Janice NOLAN; and many in-laws, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Helen (McELYEA) STUMP.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Funeral services for Reva Louise CARLIN, 85, were held at 3 p.m. Friday at the Floral Haven Funeral Chapel in Broken Arrow. Burial was in Floral Haven Memorial Gardens, under the direction of Floral Haven Funeral Home of Broken Arrow. Mrs. CARLIN was born June 6, 1922, in Gore, to John D. and Nannie Kathleen WILLIAMS. She died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007, in Tulsa. She married Charles C. CARLIN, Nov. 26, 1941. Survivors include her husband, Charley; children and their spouses, Mary Sue and James R., and David Charles and Lynn ; two grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Funeral services for Franklin D. HEFLEY, 63, of Independence, La., were held at the First Baptist Church in Independence. Local services were held at 11:00 a.m. Friday at the First Assembly of God Church in Webbers Falls with Revs. Wendell Cox and Glen Cox officiating. Burial was is Gore Cemetery, under the direction of Millsap Funeral Service of Webbers Falls. Mr. HEFLEY was born May 30, 1944, in Muskogee. He died Monday, Nov. 12, 2007, in Independence. Survivors include his wife, Antonia "Toni" HEFLEY; two sons, Grant and Scott; one daughter, Christian and her husband, Gary; five sisters, Betty, Mary, Lahoma, Glenda, and Nancy; six brothers, James, Luke, Benny, Daniel, Richard, and Fred; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Franklin Todd HEFLEY, parents, James Aaron "Jim" and Frances (POTEETE) HEFLEY and one brother, Joe Paul HEFLEY.

Funeral services for Doris Lyvon REECE, 75, of Vian, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Agent Chapel in Sallisaw with Bro. Reggie Kelley officiating. Cremation was under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. REECE was born Oct. 27, 1932, in Webbers Falls, to Frank Keith and Nevia (McGREW) KEITH. She died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007, in Tulsa. Survivors include two daughters, Marcia and Frankie and her husband, Jimmie; two sons, Kenneth and Randy; seven grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and several other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother Vernon KEITH.

Graveside services for Martha Mae ROBERTSON, 85, of Roland, were held at 1 p.m. Friday at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Ark., under the direction of Ocker-Putman Funeral Home of Fort Smith, Ark. Mrs. ROBERTSON died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007, in Fort Smith. Survivors include two daughters, Juanita and Debra; son, Phillip; sister, Elizabeth; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer R. ROBERTSON and her son Homer ROBERTSON, Jr.

Funeral services for Chevy Lance TATUM-THOMAS, an infant, were held at 2 p.m. Friday at the McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood, Ark. Burial was in Dayton Cemetery, under the direction of McConnell Funeral Homes of Greenwood. He died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007, in Fort Smith, Ark. Survivors include his parents, Levi Scott THOMAS and Shyenne Nicole TATUM-MOSIER; paternal grandparents, James Lance THOMAS, Sharon Kay RICHMOND and Davis Teyrna RICHMOND; maternal grandparents, Priscilla TATUM and Steve G. BUNDY; paternal great-grandparents, James Fred and Carol Ann THOMAS, and Ron and Jeanne WOOD and Bill and Judy McCONNELL; paternal great-great-grandparents, Jewell THOMAS and Norene WOOD; aunts and uncles, Samantha Marie, Krysta Nicole, Steven, Jr. and Dakota R., Reggie, Ty, Josh, Jessie, Allison and Tommy; great-aunts and uncles; and numerous other family members. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Roy Lee MOSIER, paternal great-grandmother, Connie Nell McCONNELL, maternal great-grandparents, Burley J. and Jewell TATUM, and Margaret GREGORY, and other family.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Graveside services for Everett E. BAKER, 67, of Barling, Ark., were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Ark., under the direction of Smith Mortuary, Inc. of Charleston, Ark. Mr. BAKER was born July 1, 1940, in Sweetwater, Texas, to Everett E. BAKER and Lucille (BYNUM) BAKER. He died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007.  Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Mary Katheryn (COLE) BAKER; two sons and daughters-in-law, Kelly, and Jason and Kadena; four granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services for William "Bill" BERNARD, 70, of Nicut, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Short Baptist Church with Revs. Ted Eppler and Vance Mooney officiating. Burial was in Seabolt Cemetery, under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. BERNARD was born Aug. 11, 1937, in Uniontown, Ark., to Noah Leroy BERNARD and Pearl (HOOD) BERNARD. He died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007, in Nicut.  Survivors include his wife, Retha of the home; daughter, Sherry and her husband, Delbert; one son, Donald; brother, Noah Levon; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren;  He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Selma Faye BERNARD.

Funeral services for Julie "Dimple" DeMATO, 71, of Spiro, are being held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Harvest Hill Assembly of God Church in Spiro with Rev. Eugene Hewitt officiating. Burial is in New Hope Cemetery, under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Spiro. Mrs. DeMATO was born Feb. 25, 1936, in Spiro, to Jim FRANKLIN and Glessie (CLAYTON) FRANKLIN. She died Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, in Spiro. Survivors include her husband, John of the home; two daughters, Sonia and her husband, Jerry, and Cindy and William; two sons, Johnny and his wife, Panela, and Danny and his wife, Tammy; three sisters, Shirley, Lois, and Carolyn; four brothers, Fred, Pat, Luke, and Richard; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Robert C. FINGERHUT, 83, of Roland, are being held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Edwards Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Smith, Ark. Burial is in the Fort Smith National Cemetery, under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith. Mr. FINGERHUT died Friday, Nov. 16, 2007, in Fort Smith. Survivors include his wife, Ethel of Roland; six daughters, Jennifer and her husband, Barrie, Penny and her husband, James, Susan and her husband, Richard, Barbara and her husband, Pete, Teana, and Sherri and her husband, Don; three sons, Randall and his wife, Karen, William and his wife, Patty, and Charles and his wife, Julie; sister, Mary Ann; 30 grandchildren; and 44 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services for Joyce Dean HENSON, 77, of Alma, Ark., were held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Dripping Springs Cemetery, under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren, Ark. Mrs. HENSON died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007, in Alma. Survivors include her husband, Ray of the home; four daughters, Brenda, Debra, Wendy and Teri; two sons, Randall and John; 15 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Sara BREWER and Rebecca LACEY.

Funeral services for Charles Edward HOING, 65, of Coal Hill, Ark., were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark, Ark. Burial was in the Coal Hill Cemetery, under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark. Mr. HOING died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, in Fort Smith, Ark. Survivors include his companion Diane; parents, Leon and Marie HOING; two sisters, Lynda and Mary.

Funeral services for Jewell Dean PHILPOT, 78, of Tulsa, were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Plainview Baptist Church in Tulsa. Burial was in Sallisaw City Cemetery, under the direction of Moore's Eastlawn Funeral Home of Tulsa. Mrs. PHILPOT was born Aug. 1, 1929, in Vian, to Lee and Lula ISHAM. She died Friday, Nov. 16, 2007, in Tulsa. She married Wesley PHILPOT in 1951. Survivors include her husband, Wesley of the home; son, Richard; brothers, Delec, Arnold, and Jim; sisters, Flo and Pat. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Kiawah and Odell ISHAM and sisters, Joy REVIS and Coleen GORE.

Funeral services for Claire STANDIFIRD, 95, of Webbers Falls, were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the McIntosh Baptist Church in Webbers Falls with Rev. Tony Shaw officiating. Burial was in Fields Cemetery, in Porum, under the direction of Millsap Funeral Service of Webbers Falls. Mrs. STANDIFIRD was born Dec. 15, 1911, in Casa, Ark., to Ollie HARRISON and Valirea Gertrude (MASSEY) CHAPPELL. She died Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, in Gore. Survivors include one son, Ed and Gloria; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Verla; and brother, Burl and Betty. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Charlie, and one son, Stanley Ray STANDIFIRD.

Funeral services for Linda Reavis WILLIAMS, 50, of Bartlesville, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Edwards Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Smith, Ark. Burial was in Roland City Cemetery, under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith. Mrs. WILLIAMS died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007, in Fort Smith. Survivors include three sons, Ben and his wife, Christina, Brian, and Bradley; her parents, Elmer and Lois REAVIS; one sister, Dianna; one brother, James. and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James WILLIAMS.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Funeral services for Florence Ione Dittrich BREKKE, 89, of Sallisaw, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Fellowship Chapel in Sallisaw with Rev. Jerry Green officiating. Burial of cremains will be in Akins Cemetery, in Sallisaw, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. BREKKE was born Nov. 28, 1917, in Stickney, S.D., to Henry DITTRICH and Myrtle (McCOTD) DITTRICH. She died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007, in Muskogee. She married Clarence Herman BREKKE, Aug. 21, 1941, in Olympia, Wash. He preceded her in death, May 10, 1997, in Muskogee.  Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Dub; one son and daughter-in-law, Sig and Marlyce; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death her parents and two sisters, Lois NEUHAUS and Ruth BURCHFIELD.

Funeral services for Kaye Taylor CORBELL, 62, of Muldrow, are being held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Lee's Assembly of God Church in Muldrow. Burial is in the U.S. National Cemetery, in Fort Smith, Ark., under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith. Mrs. CORBELL died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007, in Fort Smith. Survivors include one daughter, Dena; one son, Greg Alan; two sisters, Billye, and Linda and her husband, Steven; three brothers, Jerry and his wife, Brenda, Joel R., Jr. and John and his wife, Joan; two granddaughters.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Ryman and Inez (HARVELL) TAYLOR, and her husband, John "J.T." CORBELL.

Graveside services for Barbara Gayle CROSLIN, 65, of Tishomingo, are being held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Centerpoint Cemetery Pavilion in Wilburton with Rev. Don Russell officiating, under the direction of Jones-Harkins Funeral Home of Wilburton. Mrs. CROSLIN was born Dec. 10, 1941, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to William Jefferson and Jewell Dealy (MONK) SUDDETH. She died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007, in Fort Worth, Texas. She married Buddy CROSLIN, Nov. 2, 1956, in Dalhart, Texas. Survivors include her husband, Buddy CROSLIN of the home; son, Clifford and his wife, Loretta; daughter, Susan and her husband, Terry; four grandsons; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Bill, and Cecil; sister, Dreda; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Bob SUDDETH.

Funeral services for Dale N. EVANS, 82, of Vian, were held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Mallory-Martin Funeral Home in Sallisaw. Private family burial was under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. EVANS died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007, in Fort Smith, Ark. Survivors include his companion, Jean of the home; two step-sons, Rick and Brad; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Funeral services for Kenneth Woodward COLLIER, 71, of Muldrow, were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Agent Chapel in Muldrow with Rev. Anthony Williams officiating. Burial was in Blackjack Cemetery, in Muldrow, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Muldrow. Mr. COLLIER was born March 5, 1936, in Long, to Samuel Elbert COLLIER and Edith Irene (WOODWARD) COLLIER. He died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, in Fort Smith, Ark. He married Nancy Lou Jones, April 15, 1957, in Muldrow. She died, Dec. 28, 1996, in Fort Smith.  Survivors include two daughters, Sheryl and Sharon and her husband, Kenneth; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Barbara and her husband, Roy. He was preceded in death by his wife and parents. To send an electronic condolence to the family, visit www.agentfuneralhome.com.

Funeral services for Robert James "Bob" KUSCHEL, 63, of Sallisaw, were held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Agent Chapel in Sallisaw with Rev. Elbert Owens officiating. Cremation was under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. KUSCHEL was born Oct. 14, 1944, in Wyoming. He died Wednesday, November 21, 2007, in Sallisaw. Survivors include his companion, Shelly; three sons, Donny, Billy and Charles; two daughters, Tammy and Tonya; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jo KUSCHEL, one son, Bobby KUSCHEL, one daughter, Tina SPIRLBRTY and his parents.

Graveside services for William "Bill" OSBURN, 86, of Sallisaw, are being held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Maple Cemetery, northeast of Sallisaw, with Rev. Tommy Noel officiating, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw.Mr. OSBURN was born Sept. 17, 1921, in Sallisaw, to Joe OSBURN and Bertha (McGLOTHLIN) OSBURN. He died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007, in Sallisaw. Survivors include two sisters, Ruby Jean and Fern; two brothers, Richard and Olen; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by one son, Billy Joe OSBURN and one daughter, Cheryl OSBURN.

Funeral services for Phyllis PAGE, 80, of Sallisaw, are being held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Mallory-Martin Chapel in Sallisaw with Revs. Vernon Stone and Jerry Green officiating. Burial is in the Sallisaw City Cemetery, under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. PAGE was born Feb. 25, 1927, in Deer Creek, Ind., to Osa FORGEY. She died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, in Sallisaw. Survivors include two daughters, JoLynn and Lou Ann; two sons, Doug and Dee; one sister, Shirley; one brother, Dale; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John PAGE.

Funeral services for Jean Carroll ROBERTSON, 66, of Pleasant View community, were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church in Mulberry, Ark., with Pastor Steve Harrelson, Fred Moon, David Moody, and son Terry Robertson officiating. Burial was in New Cemetery, in Mulberry, under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home of Fort Smith, Ark. Mrs. ROBERTSON was born May 18, 1941, in Lamar, to Lee and Lela ROBERTS. She died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2007, in Fort Smith. Survivors include her husband, Lynn Dale ROBERTSON; her son, Terry and his wife, Beccy; second son, Larry; and youngest son, Kenny, and wife, Anne; five grandchldren; six great-grandchildren;  sisters, Kathryn and her husband, Mac, Mary Ann, and her husband, Ed; brother, Gerald and wife, Brenda; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Radell and Marie; and three uncles, Russell and his wife, Marie, James "Shorty" and Johnny and his wife, Pat; and several nieces and nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.  

Graveside services for Billie WILEY, 80, of Sallisaw, are being held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Sallisaw City Cemetery, under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. WILEY was born Dec. 16, 1926, in Sallisaw, to William WILEY and Maggie. He died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, in Fort Smith, Ark. Survivors include his wife, Hilda of the home; one daughter, Mary Lee; two grandsons; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Manson, Watie, and Frank Wiley, three sisters, Noreen RIDER, Aliceen WHITWORTH, and Shannon RISENHOOVER.

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