MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

January 13, 2013

DEATHS 01.14.13


— LOCAL

BATTERMAN, Janie L., 66, homemaker, died Thursday. Services pending, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

BODIRSKY, Harold Dwane, 57, Flat Line Motors employee, died Friday. Services 11 a.m. today, Life Point Church, Hersman-Nichols Funeral Home, Wagoner.

COOPER, Michael, 59, truck driver, died Sunday. Services pending, Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Checotah.

HARRISON, Ona Helen, 94, homemaker, died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, First Baptist Church chapel, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

HAYES, Vancie, 94, died Friday. Services 11 a.m. Tuesday, South Bethel Chapel, Braggs, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

HOWARD, Ethel M., 93, homemaker, died Thursday. Services 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Calvary Faith Church, Bradley Family Funeral Service of Fort Gibson.

JAMES, G.A., 92, minister, died Thursday. Services 11 a.m. Tuesday, Timothy Baptist Church, Bradley Family Funeral Service of Muskogee.

JONES, Lucille G., 88, retired from Department of Human Services, died Thursday. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Fosters’ Ivory Chapel, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

LIVINGSTON, Maxine P., 88, homemaker, died Saturday. Services pending, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

McBRIDE, Bryan D., 39, boilermaker, died Thursday. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Butler Creek Baptist Church, Oktaha, Bradley Family Funeral Service of Muskogee.

MEDEARIS, Frank M., 45, attorney, died Saturday.Services pending, Bradley Funeral Service of Muskogee.

NICHOLS, Harold L., 61, ombudsman, died Wednesday. Services 1 p.m. Monday, Eastern Heights Baptist Church, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.



AREA

CHECOTAH – SCHLOTTER, Charles “Chuck,” 83, retired Airforce aircraft mechanic, died Sunday. Services pending, Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Checotah.

FORT GIBSON – WALLIS, Paulina Sue, 52, homemaker, died Saturday. Services pending, Bradley Funeral Service of Muskogee.

PORTER – RILEY, Doris G., 79, retired from Braden Industries and beautician, died Sunday. Services pending, Mallett Funeral Home, Wagoner.

TAHLEQUAH – FORCE, Martha, 68, medical records technician, died Saturday. Services pending, Green Country Funeral Home.

TAHLEQUAH – GULAGER, Doris, 81, Cherokee County Treasurer’s Office, died Wednesday. Services 11 a.m. Tuesday, Tahlequah City Cemetery, Hart Funeral Home of Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH – KAY, Bill R., 76, retired systems analyst for Williams Co. of Tulsa, died Thursday. Services 2 p.m. today, South College Church of Christ, Green Country Funeral Home.

TAHLEQUAH – PRUITT, Ruth W., 77, registered nurse, died Saturday. Services 11 a.m. Tuesday, First United Methodist Church, Hart Funeral Home of Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH – VIND, Gerald, 80, microbiologist, died Friday. Services pending, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

WAGONER – THOMAS, Lorraine, 71, homemaker, died Sunday. Services pending, Mallett Funeral Home, Wagoner.

WAINWRIGHT – RAMSEY, John “Jiggs,” 92, farmer/rancher, died Sunday. Services pending, Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Checotah.

LOCAL TIES



McALESTER – HARPER, Joan, 76, died Friday. Visitation 5 to 7 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, First Baptist Church, Indianola, Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Checotah.

SPIRO – GREGORY, Edgar P., 95, manager, died Saturday. Services 10 a.m. Tuesday, Mallory-Martin Chapel, Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.

TULSA (formerly of Muskogee) – SMITH, Mary Lois, 82, died Jan. 9. Services 1 p.m. Wednesday, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Chapel, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home, Muskogee.



SERVICES TODAY

BODIRSKY, Harold Dwane, 11 a.m., Life Point Church, Muskogee. (Hersman-Nichols Funeral Home, Wagoner)

KAY, Bill Ray, 2 p.m., South College Church of Christ, Tahlequah. (Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah)

NICHOLS, Harold L., 1 p.m., Eastern Heights Baptist Church. (Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory, Muskogee)

NICHOLS, Michael, 2 p.m., Reed-Culver Chapel. (Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah)