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SEQUOYAH COUNTY TIMES
   OCTOBER 2009

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Funeral services for Joyce Inez KILLION of Sallisaw, Oklahoma was born June 23, 1926, in Sallisaw, Oklahoma to Dock and Ethel (WITHROW) ROGERS and passed away September 25, 2009, in Sallisaw, Oklahoma at the age of 83. She is survived by; one son Lowell Dale; one sister Grace; one brother, Garland and wife, Nita; three grandchildren; two great grandchildren; She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frank; two sisters, Louise and Lois ROGERS and three brothers, Barney, Raymond and Millard ROGERS.

Shirley (DUBACH) RAINES , 81, was born December 12, 1927 in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Irene Napier. Mrs. RAINES passed this life on September 27, 2009 in Vian, Oklahoma. Survivors include two sons and one daughter -in-law: Frank, Gregory and Jeri; three grandchildren and six great grandchildren

Graveside services for Irma A GIBSON, 91, were held on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 1 pm. at Memorial Park Cemetery Enid, Oklahoma . With Rev. Velmer Goebel officiating..  Mrs. Irma A. GIBSON was born February 19, 1918 in Fairmont, Oklahoma, the daughter of Martin F. MITTELSTAEDT and Helena (MEYER) MITTELSTAEDT. She married Cordova Arthur "Gib" GIBSON on November 10, 1935 in Fairmont, Oklahoma. He preceded her in death on November 28, 2002 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Mrs. GIBSON passed this life on September 24, 2009 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Survivors include one daughter: Karen Marie; one grandson; one granddaughter; four great grandchildren; one brother, Robert; several nieces, nephews other relatives and friends

Funeral services for James "Frog" SMITH, 70, were held Thursday, October 1, 2009, at Agent Chapel in Muldrow, Ok., with Rev Magellan O'Neal officiating, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Muldrow. Burial was in Czarnikow Cemetery.  James "Frog" SMITH was born January 6, 1939 in Blue Mouse community, Oklahoma, the son of Willie SMITH and Eva (BREWER) SMITH. Mr. SMITH passed this life on September 28, 2009 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Survivors include three daughters: Angela, Kelly and Shelly; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two brothers: Billy and Leo; He was preceded in death by his parents,  Willie and Eva SMITH, one grandchild, Cole SOUTHERLAND  and one brother: Fred SMITH.

Graveside services for Harry SCOUFOS, 66, were held at Box Cemetery, north of Vian, Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 11 a m, with Dr David Clewell officiating, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw.  Mr. Harry SCOUFOS was born August 17, 1943 in Oklahoma City, Ok., the son of Harry SCOUFOS, Jr. and Alice (LYLE) SCOUFOS. He married Lucretia (CHAPMAN) SCOUFOS in 1969 and had one son, Fourth.. On January 1, 1995, he married Valda G. (GRIDER) SCOUFOS in San Antonio, Tx. Mr. SCOUFOS passed this life on September 27, 2009 in Vian, Ok. . Survivors are: wife: Valda of the home; one son and daughter in law: Fourth and Dr. Jennifer; two grandsons; mother: Dr. Alice CARY; one brother: Raymond Douglas; several other relatives and friends He was preceded in death by his father: Harry SCOUFOS, Jr.

Funeral services for Lonnie E WILSON, 66, were held Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 10 a m at the Oakridge Assembly of God Church in Salliaw, with Rev Gary Mullen, under the direction of Agnets Funeral Home in Salliaw.  Lonnie E. WILSON was born December 22, 1942 in Sallisaw, Oklahoma, the son of Howard Lonnie WILSON and Fannie (DUVALL) WILSON. He married Parma Elaine (WILKINS) WILSON on April 23, 1960 in Poteau, Oklahoma. Mr. WILSON passed this life on September 27, 2009 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Survivors include his wife, Parma of the home; two daughters, Tonya and Tyya; one son and daughter in law Lonnie and Tanya; four grandchildren; three brothers, Charles, J.T. and Dennis two sisters, Peggy and Judy;  He was preceded in death by his parents: Howard and Fannie WILSON and one sister: Darlene TAYLOR.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Funeral services for John E FULCE, 82, were held at Agent Funeral Home Chapel in Muldrow on Saturday 26, 2009 at 10 a m, with  Rev Bill Sagely officiating. Burial was in Lee's Chapel Cemetery. Mr. John E. FULCE was born Jan. 26, 1927 in Kilmichael, Ms., the son of Jim Tom FULCE and Lucy (BEASON) FULCE. He was married to Marguerite Irene (GALLOWAY) FULCE on Jan. 5, 1954 in Poteau, Ok. She preceded him in death on Oct. 31, 1990 in Ft. Smith, Ar. He passed this life on Sept. 24, 2009 in Ft. Smith, Ar. Survivors inclue two daughters and one son-in- law,  Annette and David, and Lori;  four grandchildren; five great grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, Dave and wife, Helen,  and Frank and wife, Genell; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends He was preceded in death by wife, parents, two sisters, Cleo and Verlie, two brothers, Otha and Bobby, grandson: Dewayne WORKMAN, son in law: Jerry WEST, sister-in-law: Pauline SAGELY and brother in law: Paul GALLOWAY.

Graveside services for Lloyd L. PRUITT, 80, will be Saturday, September 26, 2009 at 2 p.m. at Box Cemetery, north of Vian, OK.,with Rev Vernon Stone officiating. Under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr PRUITT was born Oct 7, 1928 in Skedee, Oklahoma, the son of Arthur Jackson PRUITT and Lora Clementine CHILDERS PRUITT. Mr. PRUITT passed this life on September 23, 2009 in Dallas, Texas. Survivors include one nephew, Donald and his wife, Aroonrak; two nieces, Diana and husband, Steve, and Michaelann and husband, John;  one sister-in-law, Linda; three great nephews; one great niece;two great great nieces; He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Walter Ervin PRUITT.

Funeral services for Shannon Bryan "Buzz" SOUTHERN, 20, were held Friday September 25, 2009 in Eastside Freewill Church in Muldrow under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Muldrow, with Rev. Anthony Williams, officiating. Shannon Bryan "Buzz" SOUTHERN was born January 11, 1989 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, the son of William Bryan "Billy" SOUTHERN and Tammy Renee (LEWIS) SOUTHERN. Mr. SOUTHERN passed this life on September 22, 2009 in Muldrow, Oklahoma. Survivors include his parents: Billy and Tammy SOUTHERN; one brother: Austin; grandparents: Bill and Marie SOUTHERN, Kenny and Suzie LEWIS, and the late Joyce H. LEWIS; aunts and uncles: Lisa, Steven and Sherry, Anna and John, Joe and Debbie; several cousins and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Louella MORGAN STAMPS, 74, were held Tuesday, Sept 29, 2009 at 2 p m at Agents Funeral Home Chapel in Muldrow, with the Rev Larry Ellis and Brant Followell officiating. Burial is in Liberty Cemetery. Louella Morgan STAMPS was born February 1, 1935 in Leveland, Texas, the daughter of Whit MORGAN and Elsie BULLOCK MORGAN. She married Herbert Leon STAMPS on April 1, 1956 in Poteau, Oklahoma. He preceded her in death on March 13, 1995 in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. Mrs. STAMPS passed this life on September 25, 2009 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Survivors include two daughters and one son in law, Tina and Dudley, and Louise and companion Greg; four grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; four sisters: Joyce, Kathy, Regina, and Linda; five brothers, Carl, Harvey, Edmond, Glen and Joe; several other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends She was preceded by her husband: Leon STAMPS and her parents: Whit and Elsie MORGAN.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Funeral services for Gail Suzette BOUDREAU, 60, of Sallisaw, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Chuculate Church with the Rev. Jack McLaughlin and Alpheus Byrd officiating. Burial will be in Chuculate Cemetery, under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. BOUDREAU was born July 11, 1949, in Tahlequah, to Felix PROCTOR and Louella (GONZALIS) PROCTOR. She died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009, in Sallisaw. Survivors include two daughters, Lisa Gail and her husband, Richard Stokes, and Kimberly Jo and her companion, Joshua; two brothers, Robert and Carl; a host of family and friends; She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, DeWayne PROCTOR and Charles PROCTOR.

Funeral services for F.M. “Boo” HEFLEY, 79, of Gore, are being held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Gore United Methodist Church in Gore with the Revs. Troy Clinesmith, Bill Buttram, Mark Howard and Craig Clark officiating. Burial is in the Gore City Cemetery, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. HEFLEY was born March 8, 1930, in Webbers Falls, to Maxie Ellis HEFLEY and Charlotte Allene (CARTER) HEFLEY. He died Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009, in Fort Smith, Ark. He married Dorothy FIELDS, Jan. 4, 1950, in Van Buren, Ark. She preceded him in death, Jan. 28, 2005, in Gore  Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Donna, and Deborah and Keith; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Virginia; one brother, Carl; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. He was also preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Bob and Charles Wahoo HEFLEY.

Funeral services for Joe HENSLEY, 86, of Sallisaw, are being held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Agent Chapel in Sallisaw with the Rev. Vernon Stone officiating. Burial is in Akins Cemetery, in Sallisaw, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. HENSLEY was born Aug. 4, 1923, in Stilwell, to James William HENSLEY and Easter Lillie (WILSON) HENSLEY. He died Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009, in Sallisaw. He married Mary PAYNE, Aug. 28, 1945, in Arkansas. She preceded him in death Aug. 25, 1996. Survivors include his companion, Louise; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Sue and Bob, Marilyn and Ken, and Melva; one son and daughter-in-law, Roy and Lori; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Bernice and Maygene; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, other realatives and friends. He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Pamela JAMISON, two sons, Marty and Dennie HENSLEY and his parents.

Funeral services for Rosie “Jiggs” LOWRIMORE, 86, of Spiro, are being held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Church of God of Prophecy in Spiro with Pastors Fred Beesley, Clint Beesley and Dale Lowrimore officiating. Burial is in Fairview Cemetery, in Panama, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. LOWRIMORE was born Dec. 25, 1922, in Charleston, Ark., to Gusto MAIER and Childa Pearl (SHARP) MAIER. She died Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, in Spiro. She married Marion Samuel LOWRIMORE, Sept. 22, 1943, in Fort Smith, Ark. Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Marion of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Bernice and Van; one son and daughter-in-law, Sam and Linda; two granddaughters; one great-grandson; two great-granddaughters; two sisters, Clara and Josephin; one sister-in-law, Elizabeth; and a host of friends and relatives. She was preceded in death by one grandson, Justin LOWRIMORE, one great-grandson, Colton J. Mize LOWRIMORE, four sisters, Edith GOODMAN, Vivian MANTOOTH, Judy CLARK and Janie THIGPEN and one brother, George MAIER.

Graveside services for William Francis PHELAN, 63, of Muldrow, were held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Liberty Cemetery Gazebo, north of Roland, with the Rev. Tommy Treat officiating, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Muldrow. Mr. PHELAN was born Dec. 6, 1945, in Keota, to James Thomas PHELAN and Frances (BOND) PHELAN. He died Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, in Muldrow. He married Helen Joyce GANN, April 26, 1964, in Fort Smith, Ark. Survivors include his wife, Joyce PHELAN of the home; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Darrell and Betty, Roger and Sandy, and Michael; six grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; eight sisters, Marian, Janie, Susie, Judy, Mary, Sally, Rita and Joan; three brothers, Leon, T.J. and Johnny; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Jesse W. ROGERS, 88, of Muldrow, were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Roland with the Revs. Jimmy Morrison and C.W. Blood officiating. Burial was in the Sallisaw City Cemetery, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Muldrow. Mr. ROGERS was born Aug. 27, 1921, in Mineral Springs, to James Madison ROGERS and Nettie (Stella) ROGERS. He died Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009, in Fort Smith, Ark. He married Helen WOOD, Feb. 1, 1944, in Sallisaw. She preceded him in death Jan. 21, 2000, in Fort Smith. Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Deanna, and Joetta and Rev. Jimmy; three sons and three daughters-in-law, Dennis and Rita, Marty and Amy, and Mickey and Cindy; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Artie and Louise; two brothers, Ted and George Washington; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Linda Ann SCRAPPER, 55, of Sallisaw, are being held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Mallory-Martin Funeral Home in Sallisaw with the Rev. Larry Scrapper officiating. Burial is in Flute Springs Cemetery, under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. SCRAPPER was born July 14, 1954, in San Antonio, Texas, to Jim Guppy and Flora OLIVER. She died Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, in Fort Smith, Ark. Survivors include her husband, Jed SCRAPPER of the home; one daughter, Brandy and her husband, Christopher; two sons, Jimmy and his wife, Kim, and Zachary; one step-son, Justin; parents, Jim and Flora GUPPY; and five grandchildren.

Graveside services for Madge MORRIS SMITH, 84, of Sallisaw, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Sallisaw City Cemetery with the family officiating, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. SMITH was born Dec. 27, 1924, in Sallisaw, to Millard Austin MORRIS and Fannie (DUVAL) MORRIS. She died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, in Fort Smith, Ark. She married Robert Francis SMITH, May 26, 1972, in Alice, Texas. He preceded her in death, May 3, 2002, in Sallisaw. Survivors include one sister, Margaret; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and four sisters.

Graveside services for Anita Jean SUMMITT, 54, of Sallisaw, were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Bluffton Cemetery with Bro. Wayne Stacy officiating, under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Home of Dardanelle, Ark. Mrs. SUMMITT was born June 27, 1955, in California, to Robert L. and Nina (ADAIR) HUDSON. She died Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, in Sallisaw. Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Eugene SUMMITT; one daughter and son-in-law, Jeannie and Steven; two sons, Josh, and Jeremy and fiancé, Katie;  nine grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and numerous aunts and uncles.

Adelheid Nancy BRANTLEY TOY, 52, of Sallisaw, died on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009. No formal service is planned. Arrangements are under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. TOY was born June 11, 1957, in Augsburg, Germany, to Lester J. and Heidi K. BRANTLY. Survivors include her husband, Kevin M. TOY; daughter, Alana K.; mother, Heidi K. BRANTLEY; sister, Rose Marie and her husband, Leonard; four brothers, John and his wife, Nore, Robert, David and his wife, Sonja, and Michael and his wife, Jaime; sister-in-law, Teresa; and 15 nieces and nephews.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Funeral services for Little Joe EAGLE, 43, of Muldrow, were held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Belfonte Baptist Church with Bro. Tom Cochran officiating. Burial was in Belfonte Cemetery, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. EAGLE was born April1, 1966, in Tahlequah, to Richard EAGLE Sr. and Lydia (BYRD) EAGLE. He died Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, in Muldrow. Survivors include his mother, Lydia EAGLE; three sisters, Brenda, Barbara and Linda; five brothers and three sisters-in-law, Richard and Marcella, Jimmy and Tracy , Mike and Marsha, and Joe and Leroy; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers, Wilkie and G.B. EAGLE. .

Funeral services for Troy “Pat” MAXWELL, 84, of Cowlington, were held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Mallory-Martin Chapel in Spiro with Taylor Joyce officiating. Burial was in Short Mountain Cemetery, in Cowlington, under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Spiro. Mr. MAXWELL was born Feb. 19, 1925, in Tucker, to Mount Etna and Flora Belle (YOCUM) MAXWELL. He died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009, in Poteau. Survivors include three nephews, Jack, Larry and Harold; two nieces, Sue and Paulette; three sisters-in-law, Irene, Margaret, and Lila and her husband, Wendal ; and two brothers-in-law, Clay and his wife, Barbara, and Joe and his wife, Judeen. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Madge, one son, Dwight, two daughters, Terri and Pamela, two brothers, J.C. and Loyd MAXWELL, two nephews, Ronnie and Jerry MAXWELL and two nieces, Jean MOORE and Pat EDWARDS.

Funeral services for Billy Cohn RIDDLE, 66, of Muldrow, are being held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Muldrow with the Rev. Richard Crawford officiating. Burial is in Upper Camp Creek Cemetery, in Muldrow, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Muldrow. Mr. RIDDLE was born Aug. 10, 1943, in Liberty, to Jess Willard RIDDLE and Dessie Arzona (CASTEEL) RIDDLE. He died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, in Fort Smith, Ark. He married Brenda Jean PALMER, April 8, 1963, in Stilwell. Survivors include his wife, Brenda RIDDLE of the home; one daughter and one son-in-law, Lisa and Danny; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Steve, and Robby and Shellie; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Christine and Cletis; two brothers, Jess Murl and Carl; and a host of nieces, nephews and other realtives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, G.V. RIDDLE.

Funeral services for Billy Willis STEVENSON, 89, of Lowell, Ind., formerly of Sallisaw, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Mallory-Martin Chapel in Sallisaw with the Rev. David Clewell officiating. Burial will be in the Sallisaw City Cemetery, under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. STEVENSON was born Aug. 5, 1920, in Van Buren, Ark., to Alex STEVENSON and Ida WILLIS. He died Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, in Crown Point. Survivors include his wife, Ellen Miller BOWERS; two daughters, Stephanie and Shannon; one sister, Edice Ann; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Funeral services for Brenda Sue CORLEY, 49, of Fort Smith, Ark., were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Lewis Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith. Burial was in Brent Cemetery, in Gans, under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort Smith. Mrs. CORLEY was born Feb. 2, 1960, in Tempe, Ariz. She died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, in Fort Smith. Survivors include her husband, Ray; one daughter, Rebecca; one son, James Edward; parents, Mary Ann and Lonnie MITCHELL Sr.; one sister, Linda; two brothers, Lonnie Jr. and Tommy; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Marland Dale FLOYD, 75, of Ponca City, formerly of Akins, were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Worship Center of the First Baptist Church with Russell Aday officiating. Burial was in Akins Cemetery, northeast of Sallisaw, under the direction of Grace Memorial Chapel of Ponca City. Mr. FLOYD was born July 14, 1934, in Akins, to E.W. and Beulah Vesta (WICKETT) FLOYD. He died Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, in Ponca City. He married Mary Lou CHASTAIN, Sept. 6, 1953. Survivors include two sons, Michael Dale and Mark and his wife, Nadine; two grandchildren; two grandsons; one brother, Dr. Don; one sister, Mary Ellen; and other extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and one infant brother, Bobby.

Funeral services for Bob Dean HOLLOMAN, 78, of Muldrow, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Muldrow with the Revs. Ron Hay, Larry Gibbs and Robert Red Ward officiating. Burial was in Lee’s Chapel Cemetery, in Muldrow, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Muldrow. Mr. HOLLOMAN was born Oct. 26, 1930, in Fort Smith, Ark., to Archie Lee HOLLOMAN and Nellie Myrtle (CLARK) HOLLOMAN. He died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, in Fort Smith. He married Mildred Faye GREEN, June 30, 1950, in Fort Smith. She preceded him in death, Jan. 13, 2006, in Muldrow. Survivors include two sisters and one brother-in-law, Magolee and Ray, and Jeanne; one sister-in-law, Geneva; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was also preceded in death by one son, Russ HOLLOMAN, his parents and one brother, A.W. HOLLOMAN.

Funeral services for Margaret Hellen HOOVER, 73, of Muldrow, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Long Church in Muldrow with the Rev. David Evans officiating. Burial was in Long Cemetery, in Muldrow, under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. HOOVER was born April 6, 1936, in Webb City, Ark., to Walter Lee BEARDEN and Lorene WINKLES. She died Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009, in Roland. Survivors include her husband, Jimmy, of the home; two daughters, Shirley, and Althea and her husband, Jim; two sons, Charles Richard and his wife, Kay, and Clayton Allen and his wife, Sheila; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Brenda WALKER and three brothers, Richard, Kenneth and Johnny BEARDEN.

Graveside services for Eulean JONES, 74, of Vian, were held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Box Cemetery with the Rev. Dale Ritter officiating, under the direction of Millsap Funeral Service of Webbers Falls. Mrs. Jones was born Jan. 8, 1935, in Blackgum, to Lee General CATO and Tlitha Mae (RISLEY) CATO. She died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, in Fort Smith, Ark. She married Junior Riley JONES, July 5, 1965. He preceded her in death, Oct. 9, 2003. Survivors include her children, Richard and Janeen, Crystal and David, and Shonda and Trace; step-children, Mickey, Mark and Angie, Rhonda, and Beth and Jim; two brothers, Raymond and Dixie, and Frank and Clydie; sister, Jodie and Joe; sister-in-law, Dorothy; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one son, Michael Lynn ROWELL, three sisters, Ann PRATT, Alphie JOHNSON, Helen PRATT and two brothers, Andy CATO and Porter CATO.

Funeral services for Anna Joe OWENS, 77, of Muldrow, are being held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Victory Temple Pentecostal Church in Roland with the Revs. Steve Rutherford and George W. Corbell officiating. Burial is in Cottonwood Cemetery, south of Muldrow, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. OWENS was born Jan. 16, 1932, in Danville, Ark., to Troy FREEMAN and Dovie NOBLETT. She died Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009, in Fort Smith, Ark. She married Amos Dale OWENS, Dec. 6, 1952, in Van Buren, Ark. Survivors include her husband, Dale OWENS; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Ronald Dale and Sandra, and Richard Glenn; one daughter, Cathy Ann; one grandchild; three great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Ruth; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Jeanette and Jim, Charlene, and Willene and Mickey. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services for Juanita SMITH, 65, of Vian, are being held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Blackgum Harvestime Church in Gore with the Rev. Chris Armer officiating. Burial is in the Garden of Memories Cemetery, in Vian, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. SMITH was born March 16, 1944, in Vian, to Cleatus Cat SMITH and Lora Belle (MORGAN) SMITH. She died Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, in Sallisaw. She married Fields Samuel SMITH, June 29, 1984, in Poteau. Survivors include her husband, Fields of the home; five sons and daughters-in-law, Samuel and Sandy, Ralph Dewayne and Kris, Ronnie and Trish, Jeffrey and Debbie, and Danny and Angela; one daughter, Daniella; 21 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four sisters, Margaret, Jerry, Carrie and Vicky; and one brother, Danny. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Shannon BOYD and her parents.

Memorial services for Oltamae STEVENSON, 97, of Sallisaw, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Sallisaw with the Rev. David Clewell officiating, arrangements under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. STEVENSON was born Dec. 13, 1911, in Sallisaw, to Frank HARRIS and Edna Mae (MOODY) HARRIS. She died Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, in Tulsa. She married Carl D. FRIX, Dec. 1933. She later married Harry Miles STEVENSON, Aug. 1943. Survivors include one sister, Anna Doris; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Harry STEVENSON and five brothers, Charles WILLIAMS, Marion HARRIS, Owen HARRIS, Paul HARRIS and Sam HARRIS.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Graveside services for Tassy Mae YOUNG, 45, of Muldrow, are being held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Gans Cemetery with the Rev. Vernon Stone officiating, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Muldrow. Mrs. YOUNG was born May 28, 1964, in Denver, Colo., to David MULLINS and Marydell (ALLEN) YOUNG. She died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, in Fort Smith, Ark. Survivors include two daughters, Lisa and Tia; one son, Brian; four grandchildren; her mother; her father; one sister, Jenadell; one special niece, Brinkley; and several relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by two brothers, David and Mitchell MULLINS and her grandparents, Mack and Viola MULLINS and Dean and Ivydell ALLEN.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Memorial services for Johannas W. “Hans” BORST, 65, of Sallisaw, will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Blue Ribbon Fellowship Chapel at Blue Ribbon Downs in Sallisaw, under the direction of Ocker-Putman Funeral Home of Fort Smith, Ark. Mr. BORST died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, in Fort Smith. Survivors include his wife, Sue Hunt BORST of Sallisaw; two step-sons, Bryce and David; one step-daughter, Treasie; 10 brothers, Art, John, Leo, Bill, Jake, Peter, Bep, Wim, Elly and Gerrard; sisters, Tina, Mary, Ria and Leotena.

Graveside services for Franklin E. COOPER, 85, of Sallisaw, are being held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Reese Cemetery in Peavine, under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. COOPER was born Dec. 11, 1923, in Blackgum, to Grover and Ella Mae (DAVIS) COOPER. He died Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, in Sallisaw. Survivors include three daughters, Louise and her husband, David, Shirley and her husband, Alton, and Mary and her husband, Dale; one son, Frankie and his wife, Lou Ellen; two sisters, Ruby and Opal; one brother, George; 20 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Ethel Anderson COOPER, four sons, Paul, Jim, Fred and Bud COOPER, four brothers, Chester, Henry, Riley and Willie COOPER and three sisters, Ester KERR, Flora THOMAS and Artie Bell MOORE.

Funeral services for Katherine LaVone “Kay” HICKELHEIM, 77, of Gore, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Agent Chapel in Sallisaw, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. HICKELHEIM was born Jan. 18, 1932, in Hillsboro, Ill., to Austin Otto WILSON and Louise WILSON. She died Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, in Sallisaw. She married Edward Julius “Ed” HICKELHEIM, May 9, 1957, in St. Louis. He preceded her in death, Oct. 29, 1998, in Vian. Survivors include five daughters and two sons-in-law, Edna and Ella, Tammy and Jim, and Charlotte, and Gail and Dustin; two sons and daughters-in-law, Edward “Skip” and Gracie and Kelly and Sherry; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one sister, Vicki; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Graveside services for Kathleen Marie “Kathy” MORTON, 48, of Gore, were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Gore City Cemetery with Bro. Roy Raines officiating, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. She was born Nov. 29, 1960, in Sallisaw, to Frank Ralph MORTON and Margaret Ann (THOMISON) MORTON OLIVER. She died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, in Sallisaw. Survivors include her mother and step-father, Margaret and Charles OLIVER; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Valerie, Penney and Linda and Robbie; one step-brother, Kevin; four nephews; one niece; and several other relatives and friends She was preceded in death by her father.

Graveside services for Donald Dwayne RISLEY, 74, of Vian, are being held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Box Cemetery in Vian with the Revs. Allen McBride and Dale Ritter officiating. Mr. RISLEY was born Aug. 19, 1935, in Cookson, to Clifton Willis RISLEY and Maude Elizabeth (ROSS) RISLEY. He died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009, in Fort Smith, Ark. Survivors include his companion, Charlene of the home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Eddie, Janifer and Doug, and Juanita and Paul; one step-daughter, Trinity; five sons and four daughters-in-law, Jerry, James and Darlene, Johnny and Susan, Jeff and Brenda and Justin and Lorinda; 24 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Allene and Jimmy, Shirley,and Florene and Willie; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Carmal and Betty, Robert and Emma, and Norman; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith, one son, Joyle Lee RISLEY, his parents and one brother, Roy RISLEY.

Funeral services for Doris THOMPSON RAINWATER SCHNEIDER, 70, of Spiro, were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Spiro with the Rev. Jimmy D. Cook officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery, in Poteau, under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Spiro. Mrs. Schneider was born Nov. 21, 1938, in Stigler, to Rev. Andrew and Lillian THOMPSON. She died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, in Fort Smith, Ark. Survivors include two daughters, Ashlei and her husband, David, and Sheila and her husband, Jim; two sons, Rick and his wife, Darla, and Duane and his wife, Malene; two step-sons, Bill and his wife, Karen, and David and his wife, Lisa; four sisters, Louise, Mildred, Linda and her husband, Eugene, and Ruby and her husband, Jimmy; three brothers, Rev. Harold and his wife, Mary,, Roger and his wife, Jan, and Andrew “Bud” and his wife, Linda; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Bobbie Jean WILLIAMS, 75, of Muldrow, were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Agent Chapel in Muldrow with the Rev. Al Ruckman officiating. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery, in Spiro, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Muldrow. Mrs. WILLIAMS was born June 6, 1934, in Houston, to Floyd BARLOW and Ruby (TAYLOR) BARLOW. She died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, in Muldrow. She married Mitchell WILLIAMS, April 9, 1952, in Van Buren, Ark. Survivors include six daughters and four sons-in-law, Karen, and Darlene and Ricky, Arlene and Paul, Debbie, Pam and Aaron, and Sabrina and Robert; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Greg and Teresa, and Micheal; 29 grandchildren; 25 great-granchildren; one brother, Wilbur BARLOW of Houston; and several other relatives and friends.

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Funeral services for Christie BUSH, 33, of Sallisaw, are being held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Sallisaw with Kirk Norrid officiating. Burial is in Bush Cemetery, in Marble City, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. She was born June 11, 1976, in Tahlequah, to Sam Ed BUSH Jr. and Cathy HERRING. She died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, in Sallisaw. She was a homemaker and of Baptist faith. Survivors include three sons, Harold, Samuel and Reece; mother and step-father, Cathy and Donald SMITH; father, Sam Ed BUSH Jr.; grandparents, Morris and Aileen HERRING and Bernice BUSH; one sister, Amber; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Sam Ed BUSH Sr.

Funeral services for Jessie WILLIAMS, 95, of Roland, are being held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Roland Church of Christ. Burial is in Roland City Cemetery, under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort Smith, Ark. Mr. WILLIAMS was born Nov. 17, 1913, to Frank and Ella WILLIAMS. He died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, in Fort Smith. Survivors include four daughters, Mary and her husband, Bill, Nina and her husband, Carl, Sharon and her husband, Daniel, and Patricia and her husband, Sam; son, Gene and his wife, Linda; brother, T.M.; 28 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and two great-great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie (HYATT) WILLIAMS; his brothers and sisters, Martha Catherine JOHNSON, May Jane ARMER, Thomas Madison WILLIAMS and James Franklin WILLIAMS and sons, Willis Franklin WILLIAMS and Jessie David WILLIAMS.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Memorial services for Scott Everett Horton BENGE, 32, were held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Williamson Memorial Funeral Home in Franklin, Tenn., under the direction of Williamson Memorial Funeral Home of Franklin. Mr. BENGE was born Nov. 15, 1976, at Nellis AFB, Las Vegas, Nev., to Linda and Gary HORTON. He died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, in Nashville, Tenn. Mr. BENGE was a 1995 graduate of Sallisaw High School, a member of the U.S. Marine Corps, and graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2004. He was an accomplished musician, mastering seven instruments, and a top salesman for the Nissan Corporation. Survivors include his parents, James and Linda BENGE of Sallisaw; one brother and his wife, SSgt. Patrick J. HORTON USMC and Crystal HORTON and their son, Spencer; two sisters, Tonda BENGE of London, England and Michelle BENGE JONES and her seven sons, Robert, Joshua, Brandon, Braydon, Sean, DJ and Austin of Stockton, Calif.; grandmother, Betty Jean BENGE of Sallisaw; aunts and uncles, Cathy and Max MUTERSPAUGH, Indianapolis, Ind., Emily and Charles BARRIENTOS, Midway, Ga., Carol MILLER SPARKS, Nev., Ernest BENGE of Oroville, Calif. and Michael BENGE of Sallisaw; and many cousins. He was preceded in death by one brother, Jay BENGE. Honorary pallbearers were Patrick Horton, Mark DuBusk, Joe Walthall, Juan Huff and Spencer Horton.

Funeral services for Retta BENNETT, 89, of Braggs, were held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Vian with the Pastors Steve Spyres and Isaac Slape officiating. Burial was in Bennett Family Cemetery, in Stoney Point, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. BENNETT was born May 8, 1920, in Bristow, to Charlie “Bud” BROWN and Mary Lucy CHRISTIAN. She died Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, in Braggs. Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Joe and Linda, David and Dee, and James V. and Cassandra; four daughters, Liane, Gail and Hal, Martha Lynn and Louie, and Paula and Ronnis; one daughter-in-law, Doris; 24 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 50 years, William BENNETT, son, William T. “Bill” BENNETT, one brother, Ernie BROWN, one sister, Jimmie BAKER and one son-in-law, Hank ERIKKILA.

Funeral services for Seba M. WALKER BROWN, 82, of Claremore, are being held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Mallory-Martin Chapel in Sallisaw with the Rev. Brian D. Zinck officiating. Burial is in Akins Cemetery, under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. BROWN was born March 11, 1927, in Sallisaw, to Robert Leslie and Isaac (HARRELL) WROWN. She died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009, in Claremore. Survivors include two sons, Robert Pat and his wife, Judy, and Curtis Mike and his wife, Jan; seven grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren; She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Curtis “Arky” BROWN, her sister, Hattie SMITH and her infant son, Leslie CURTIS.

Funeral services for Lucy Ann CRAMPTON, 73, of Sallisaw, are being held at 10 a.m. Friday at the St. Francis Catholic Church with the Rev. Desmond Okpogba officiating. Burial is in Akins Cemetery, under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. CRAMPTON was born Dec. 22, 1935, in Syracuse, N.Y., to James P. REDDY and Lucy SCHMIDT. She died Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, in Fort Smith, Ark. Survivors include one brother, Bruce; one cousin, Thomas R.; one step-son, Dewayne; two step-grandchildren; four nieces; several grand-nieces and nephews; and two sisters-in-law, Jane and Toby. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Bruce G. CRAMPTON, her brother, Paul SCHMIDT, adoptive parents, Christian William and Willa Maude SCHMIDT and her cousin, Barbara Gage DANIEL.

Funeral services for James DENNIS, 48, of Muldrow, were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Swan Road Church with the Rev. Larry Ellis officiating. Burial was in Upper Camp Creek Cemetery, under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Spiro. Mr. DENNIS was born Feb. 22, 1961, in Granite City, Ill., to Bruce Calvin DENNIS and Violet Bertha (WEEKS) DENNIS. He died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, in Fort Smith, Ark. Survivors include his wife, Makayla (SMITH) DENNIS, of the home; two daughters, Amber and Teri; four sons, Jim Jr., Timothy Lee, Keith and Jonathon; three sisters, Lori, Sherry and her husband, Glenn, and Carla and her husband, Joe; one brother, Donald; mother; maternal grandmother, Eleanor WEEKS; four grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.He was preceded in death by his father.

Funeral services for Tommy Lewis GIESLER, 71, of Sallisaw, were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Agent Chapel in Muldrow with the Rev. Carl Fugett officiating. Burial was in Muldrow Memory Garden, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Muldrow. Mr. GIESLER was born Aug. 30, 1938, in Broken Bow, to Thomas Jefferson GIESLER and Effie (SMITH) GIESLER. He died Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, in Fort Smith, Ark. He married Mildred Dean BARNES, Jan. 20, 1962, in Muldrow. She preceded him in death, June 16, 2007, in Sallisaw. Survivors include one son, Robert; two sisters, Frances and Patricia; two brothers, Jack and Robert; one sister-in-law, Sue; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. He was also preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Paul GIESLER and one sister, Margaret THOMPSON.

Funeral services for Ruby Lee GUNTER, 85, of Sallisaw, were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Gans Bible Church with the Revs. Joe Fowler and Sonny Sparkman officiating. Burial was in Gans Cemetery, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. GUNTER was born Aug. 1, 1924, in Gans, to Alvie Harrison MERRILL and Alta Carrie (HOUSE) MERRILL. She died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, in Sallisaw. She married Joe Bailey GUNTER, April 14, in Gans.Survivors include her husband, Joe GUNTER Sr. of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Joe Jr. and Diana and Gary and Shirley; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four sisters, Edith, Imogene, Bonnie and Bernice; one brother, D.B. Sr.; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Dennis GUNTER, two brothers, Leon MERRILL and A.H. MERRILL Jr. and three grandchildren, Ashely, Justin and Christopher GUNTER.

Funeral services for Christopher Louis PETERS, 38, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Marie’s Chapel in O.W. Wiley Mortuary, in Houston, under the direction of O.W. Wiley Mortuary of Houston. Mr. PETERS was born Aug. 27, 1971, in Houston, to Joe and Karen PETERS. He died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009. Survivors include his mother, Karen HARLESTON; father, Joe L. PETERS; one sister, Amanda; one brother, Johnathon; 10 aunts; six uncles; one aunt-in-law; one brother-in-law, Joseph; partner, Kimberly; two nieces; three nephews; one great-uncle; and many cousins and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Kevin SANDERS, 46, of Muldrow, were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the New Hope Baptist Church in Muldrow with Bro. Curtis Mitchell and Gary Sanders officiating. Burial was in Belfonte Cemetery, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. SANDERS was born July 10, 1963, in Orange, Calif., to Howard SANDERS and Ruth Cecilia SANCHEZ. He died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, in Sallisaw. Survivors include his father, Howard SANDERS; mother and step-father, Ruth and Roger STEARNS; four brothers and two sisters-in-law, Gary and Abby, Anthony, Ken, and Shawn and Brandy; six sisters and one brother-in-law, Debbie, Michelle and Edward, Shanna, Kristy, Sharyn, LaRhonda; five nieces; five nephews; one great-nephew; his faithful dog, Teddy; and aunts, uncles and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by one great-nephew, his grandparents and great-grandparents.

Graveside services for Dub WALKER, 72, of Muldrow, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Muldrow Memory Garden with the Rev. Vernon Stone officiating, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Muldrow. Mr. WALKER was born Aug. 5, 1937, in Wagoner County, to Horace WALKER Sr. and Birdie (WILSON) WALKER. He died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, in Fort Smith, Ark. He married Nancy Joann DAVENPORT, July 16, 1962, in Wagoner. Survivors include his wife, Nancy of the home; three daughters, Joann, Jennifer and Tracy; two sons, Joe and Darrell; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ronnie and Tommy; and one sister, Charlotte. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Carla Ann WALKER his parents and three brothers, Bill, Cleo and Jerry WALKER. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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