MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

February 7, 2013

Deaths 02.07.13


— LOCAL

COPUS, Jack L., 70, OG&E mechanic, died Tuesday. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Bradley Funeral Chapel, Fort Gibson, Bradley Funeral Service of Fort Gibson.

DEERE, Leslie Ann, 49, homemaker, died Wednesday. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

DURANT, George F., 71, retired mechanic, died Feb. 2. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

MYERS, Prince Edward, 88, VA Medical Center certified nursing assistant, died Tuesday. Services pending, Ragsdale Funeral Center.

SMITH, Suenell, 82, retired teacher/speech therapist, died Friday. Services 10:30 a.m. today, Foster’s Ivory Chapel, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

AREA

CHECOTAH— BERRY, Mary Louise, 86, retired AT&T, died Jan. 29. Services 1 p.m. Saturday, Checotah Funeral Service Chapel, Checotah Funeral & Cremation Service.

CHECOTAH — SORRENSON, Kenneth “Ken,” 80, aerospace engineer, died Tuesday. Services pending, Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Checotah.

COUNCIL HILL — ALLEN, Don, 72, farmer, died Monday. Visitation 5 to 7 p.m. today, Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Checotah. Services 1 p.m. Friday, Garrett Family Funeral Home Chapel, Checotah, Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Checotah.

GORE — LEICHLITER, Willodene Martha, 95, homemaker, died Tuesday. Services pending, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

GORE — ROSE, Cheyenne Nichiole, 12, Gore Middle School student, died Monday. Cremation under the direction of Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw.

PORTER — FIELDEN, Ronnie Wayne, 61, farmer/rancher, died Monday. Services 10 a.m. today, Shipman Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner, Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner.

PORTER — TIBBS, Tony H., 90, retired, died Sunday. Visitation 5 to 7 p.m. today, Foster-Petering Funeral Home. Services 11 a.m. Friday, Vernon Cemetery, Coweta, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

TAHLEQUAH — MAHAN, Paul A., 68, janitor, died Sunday. Services 10 a.m. Friday, Fairview Cemetery, Pryor, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

WAGONER — DETRICK, Brandi Marie, 34, died Monday. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, Shipman Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner, Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner.

WAGONER — REDFERN, David Lee Sr., 79, aircraft mechanic, died Tuesday. Services 2 p.m. Friday, First Baptist Church, Wagoner, Hersman-Nichols Funeral Home, Wagoner.

WEBBERS FALLS — RICHARDSON, David H., 78, farmer, died Wednesday. Services pending, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.



LOCAL TIES

BEGGS — JONES, Dollie Faye, 86, retired beautician, died Feb. 2. Memorial service 10 a.m. Saturday, McClendon-Winters Chapel, Beggs, McClendon-Winters Funeral Home, Beggs.

INOLA — THOMPSON, Lori M., 51, turnpike cashier, died Monday. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Green Country Funeral Home Chapel, Tahlequah, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

MEDFORD, Ore. — RUBEN, Kenneth Harold, 88, retired Marine Corps, died Jan. 25. Memorial service 1 p.m. Saturday, Three Rivers Cemetery, Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives, Medford, Ore.

RALEIGH, N.C. (formerly of Wagoner) — RUSSELL, John Homer, 92, restaurant owner, died Jan. 30. Services 11 a.m. Friday, Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner.

SALLISAW — CAVES, Stephen Joseph, 45, retired Air Force, died Monday. Services 10 a.m. Friday, Copeland Cemetery, Sallisaw, Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw.

SPIRO — GIPSON, David D., 36, C&H Tire tech, died Feb. 2. Services 3:30 p.m. Saturday, New Hope Cemetery, Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.

STOCKTON, Calif. (formerly of Eufaula) — KEMP, Brenda Lee, 50, business owner, died Jan. 28. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, First Free Will Baptist Church, Eufaula, Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory, Eufaula.

TULSA — BOWIE, Jacob Jr., 70, heavy-equipment operator, died Monday. Memorial service 10 a.m. today, Church of the Living God, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa.

TULSA — JENKINS, Joyce Lee “Toosie,” 79, accountant, died Jan. 26. Services noon today, Morning Star Baptist Church, Tulsa, Ragsdale Funeral Center.

TULSA — McCELLAN, Michael, 61, welder, died Sunday. Services pending, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa.

TULSA — McRAE, Kenneth, 80, Tulsa Public Library custodian, died Jan. 29. Private family services, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa.

TULSA — SIMMONS, Reuben, 74, minister, died Sunday. Visitation 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa. Services 2 p.m. Saturday, St. John African Methodist Episcopal Church, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa.

TULSA — TAYLOR, Evelyn, 78, monitor tech, died Friday. Services 11 a.m. today, Mount Olive Baptist Church, Sapulpa, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa.

TULSA — WILSON, DeJuan D., 19, chef, died Jan. 29. Services 1 p.m. Friday, Calvary Baptist Church, Sapulpa, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa.

WICHITA, Kan. — DOBY, Jeremiah Maurice, 26, died Jan. 29. Services 11 a.m. Friday, New Beginnings Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Wichita, Kan., Biglow-Bethea Funeral Directors, Wichita, Kan.

WICHITA, Kan. — HALL, Crisol Gencianno, 6, died Jan. 27. Services 11 a.m. today, Biglow-Bethea Funeral Home Chapel, Wichita, Kan., Biglow-Bethea Funeral Directors, Wichita, Kan.



SERVICES TODAY

FIELDEN, Ronnie Wayne, 10 a.m., Shipman Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner. (Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner)

HARMON, Gerald Gene, 2 p.m., Mallory Chapel, Stigler. (Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Stigler)

JENKINS, Joyce Lee “Toosie,” noon, Morning Star Baptist Church, Tulsa. (Ragsdale Funeral Center)

ROGERS, Harvey Elmer, 2 p.m., Living Water Fellowship, Roland. (Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Muldrow)

SMITH, Suenell, 10:30 a.m., Foster’s Ivory Chapel. (Foster-Petering Funeral Home)