MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

February 5, 2014

Deaths 02.06.14


— LOCAL

BRANDT, Jewell, 93, died Monday. Services pending, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

LACKEY, Deborah Ellen “Debbie,” 59, stocker, died Sunday. Services 10 a.m. Friday, First Baptist Church, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

McELMURRY, Mitchell Leon, 61, teacher/coach, died Jan. 30. Services 1 p.m. Saturday, Fort Gibson Church of Christ, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

TACKETT, Johnnie L., 65, newspaper delivery, died Jan. 30. Services 1 p.m. Friday, Bradley Belltower Chapel, Bradley Family Funeral and Cremation Service of Muskogee.

WRIGHT, Virginia Ann, 84, homemaker, died Tuesday. Visitation 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, at funeral home. Services 2 p.m. Saturday, First Baptist Church, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

AREA

CHECOTAH — CASEY, Robert Louis, 48, died Jan. 31. Services 10 a.m. Friday, Checotah Funeral Home Chapel, Checotah Funeral and Cremation Service.

EUFAULA — EDDINGS, Louise, 97, beautician, died Tuesday. Services 11 a.m. Friday, Eufaula Church of God, Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home and Crematory, Eufaula.

FORT GIBSON — BAKER, Dale Richard, 52, AT&T customer service representative, died Jan. 31. Services 11 a.m. today, Grandview Baptist Church, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory, Muskogee.

FORT GIBSON — SPEER, David Lee, 28, construction, died Tuesday. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Shipman Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner, Shipman Funeral Home and Crematory, Wagoner.

HULBERT — SIMMONS, Melvin “Tommy,” 55, security guard, died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Peggs Community Church, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — HENRY, Clara Beatrice, 88, homemaker, died Tuesday. Services pending, Shipman Funeral Home and Crematory, Wagoner.

TAHLEQUAH — RUCKER, Doc Edward, 64, turkey and cattle rancher, died Tuesday. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Reed-Culver Chapel, Tahlequah, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

WAGONER — BROOKSHIRE, Marjorie B., 86, bookkeeper, died Tuesday. Services pending, Shipman Funeral Home and Crematory, Wagoner.

WAGONER — MOORING, John, 75, retired from Navy, died Tuesday. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Shipman Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner, Shipman Funeral Home and Crematory, Wagoner.

WAGONER — PORTELLO, Dennis Michael, 72, can manufacturing plant manager, died Dec. 22. Services 1 p.m. Saturday, First Christian Church, Hersman-Nichols Funeral Home, Wagoner.

WARNER — GRAY, Doyle, 85, died Monday. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Millsap Funeral Chapel, Webbers Falls, Millsap Funeral Service, Webbers Falls.

WELLING — HENDERSON, James “Jim,” 66, therapist, died Tuesday. Wake service 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Reed-Culver Chapel, Tahlequah. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Sequoyah High School Gymnasium, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.



LOCAL TIES

MINDEN, La. — LEE, Edward Sequoyah, 87, died Saturday. Services 10 a.m. Friday, Millsap Chapel, Webbers Falls, Millsap Funeral Service, Webbers Falls.

SAWYER — GRIMES, Lucy Catherine, 95, homemaker, died Monday. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Checotah Funeral Home Chapel, Checotah Funeral and Cremation Service.

TULSA — ATKINS, Paul J., 68, mechanic, died Jan. 31. Visitation 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, at funeral home. Services 1 p.m. Saturday, Jackson Grove Baptist Church, Coweta, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa.

TULSA — EMBRY-GARDNER, Naomi, 88, homemaker, died Jan. 31. Visitation 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, at funeral home. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, Gethsamane Baptist Church, Tulsa, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Tulsa Chapel.

TULSA — HACKETT, Shemeka, 31, registered nurse, died Monday. Services pending, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa.

TULSA — PETTIE-BAKER, Deborah J., 59, mortgage broker, died Jan. 30. Services 10 a.m. Friday, Southern Hills Baptist Church, Tulsa, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa.

TULSA — SMITTICK, Victor L., 56, furniture mover, died Sunday. Services pending, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa.

TULSA — VINCENT, Terrence Maurice, 41, laborer, died Jan. 27. Visitation noon to 7 p.m. today, at funeral home. Services 11 a.m. Friday, Biglow’s All Faiths Chapel, Tulsa, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Tulsa Chapel.

WICHITA, Kan. — BEAVERS, Marlon, 45, died Monday. Services pending, Biglow Funeral Directors of Wichita, Kan.

WICHITA, Kan. — HILL, Luther, 64, died Monday. Services pending, Biglow Funeral Directors of Wichita, Kan.



SERVICES TODAY

BAKER, Dale Richard, 11 a.m., Grandview Baptist Church. (Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory, Muskogee)

BLAN, Margie M., 1 p.m., Haskell Assembly of God. (Dowdy Funeral Home, Haskell)

GOSSETT, Lucille (Thornton), 11 a.m., Garden of Memories Cemetery, Vian. (Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw)