MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

February 6, 2014

Deaths 02.07.14


— LOCAL

BRANDT, Jewell, 93, died Feb. 3. Rosary service 7 p.m. Sunday, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home Chapel. Services 10 a.m. Monday, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

FOWLER, Christene, 81, secretary, died Thursday. Visitation 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory, Eufaula. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Ash Street Baptist Church, Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory, Eufaula.

GROSS, Earlie Lee, 73, died Monday. Visitation 4 to 7 p.m. today, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, Saint Mark Baptist Church, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors.

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

LEEP, Harold F., 81, retired race track owner, died Thursday. Services pending, Hibbs 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. today, Bradley Belltower Chapel, Bradley Funeral Service of Muskogee.

WRIGHT, Virginia Ann, 84, homemaker, died Tuesday. Visitation 5 to 7 p.m. today, Foster-Petering 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. today, Checotah Funeral Home Chapel, Checotah Funeral & Cremation Service.

EUFAULA — MORGAN, Barbara Ann, 83, homemaker, died Monday. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, Eufaula Church of Christ, Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home, Eufaula.

FORT GIBSON — SHACKELFORD ALLEN, Barbara June, 91, medical secretary, died Jan. 28. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, Greenhill Cemetery, Millsap Funeral Service, Fort Gibson.

FORT GIBSON — SPEER, David Lee, 28, construction, died Tuesday. Visitation 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Shipman Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner, Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner.

TAHLEQUAH — BECK, Billy C., 90, died Wednesday. Services pending, Hersman-Nichols Funeral Home, Wagoner.

TAHLEQUAH — FISHINGHAWK, Joseph T., 80, retired U.S. Air Force, died Feb. 1. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — HENRY, Clara “Bea,” 88, homemaker, died Tuesday. Visitation 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner. Services 1 p.m. Monday, Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Wheatland, Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner.

TAHLEQUAH — KIRKPATRICK, Kyle D., 32, iron worker, died Feb. 1. Services 1 p.m. Monday, Twenty-Nine-Eleven Church, Tahlequah, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — WALWORTH, Winona, 99, died Feb. 1. Services pending, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

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

WAGONER — MOORING, John, 75, retired Navy, died Tuesday. Services 2 p.m. today, Shipman Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner, Shipman Funeral Home & 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. today, Millsap Funeral Chapel, Webbers Falls, Millsap Funeral Service, Webbers Falls.

WELLING — HENDERSON, James “Jim,” 66, councilor, died Tuesday. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Sequoyah High School Gymnasium, Reed-Culver of Tahlequah.



LOCAL TIES

BUNCH — ROSS, Nancy, 81, homemaker, died Thursday. Services 2 p.m. Monday, New Baptist Church of Greasy, Reed-Culver of Tahlequah.

CANADIAN — LUETHJE, Timothy James, 52, commercial driver’s license truck driver, died Tuesday. Private family service, Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory, Eufaula.

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

MULDROW — MOSLEY, Lee Morris, 101, retired General Motors, died Monday. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, Agent Mallory-Martin Chapel, Muldrow, Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Muldrow.

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

STIGLER — SMITH, Ima Jean, 88, homemaker, died Wednesday. Visitation 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory, Eufaula. Services 2 p.m. Sunday, Kelley Memorial Chapel, Eufaula, Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory, Eufaula.

STILWELL — GONZALES, Dennis, 83, minister, died Tuesday. Services 10 a.m. today, Fairfield Church, Stilwell, Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Stilwell.

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

TULSA — GOUDEAU, Dorothy, 92, homemaker, died Tuesday. Services pending, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa.

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. today, Southern Hills Baptist, Tulsa, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa.

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



SERVICES TODAY

CASEY, Robert L., 10 a.m., Checotah Funeral Home Chapel. (Checotah Funeral and Cremation Service)

EDDINGS, Louise, 11 a.m., Eufaula Church of God. (Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory, Eufaula)

GABBARD, Pearly Mae, 2 p.m., R.E. Shearwood Memorial Chapel, Stigler. (King-Shearwood Funeral Home of Stigler)

GRAY, Doyle, 2 p.m., Millsap Funeral Chapel, Webbers Falls. (Millsap Funeral Service, Webbers Falls)

GRIMES, Lucy Catherine, 2 p.m., Checotah Funeral Home Chapel. (Checotah Funeral and Cremation Service)

LACKEY, Deborah Ellen “Debbie,” 10 a.m., First Baptist Church. (Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

LEE, Edward Sequoyah, 10 a.m., Millsap Chapel, Webbers Falls. (Millsap Funeral Service, Webbers Falls)

MITCHELL, Virginia M., 2 p.m., Kelley Memorial Chapel, Eufaula. (Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory, Eufaula)

MOORING, John, 2 p.m., Shipman Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner. (Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner)

RUCKER, Doc E., 2 p.m., Reed-Culver Chapel, Tahlequah. (Reed-Culver of Tahlequah)

SIMMONS, Melvin “Tommy,” 2 p.m., Peggs Community Church. (Reed-Culver of Tahlequah)

TACKETT, Johnnie L., 1 p.m., Bradley Belltower Chapel. (Bradley Family Funeral and Cremation Service)