MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

December 12, 2012

Deaths 12.13.12


— LOCAL

BOROVETZ, Tiffany Jean, 30, nursing home assistant, died Dec. 5. Visitation 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors. Services 11 a.m. Monday, Timothy Baptist Church, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors.

BRACKEEN, Curtis Calvin, 79, Muskogee Public Schools teacher and coach, died Monday. Services 11 a.m. Friday, Timothy Baptist Church, Ragsdale Funeral Center.

CRUTCHFIELD, Christopher Jaiden, 7, Grant Foreman Elementary student, died Dec. 9. Visitation 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors. Services 11 a.m. Monday, Timothy Baptist Church, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors.

DIXSON, Mildred, 91, died Tuesday. Services pending, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

GRAVITT, John B., 87, retired minister, died Wednesday. Services pending, Bradley Funeral Service of Muskogee.

HINER, Polly, 90, homemaker, died Sunday. Services 10 a.m. Friday, First Baptist Church Sanctuary, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

MOORE, Leola E., 90, retired registered nurse, died Dec. 8. Services 9 a.m. Saturday, Chandler Road Church of Christ, Bradley Funeral Service of Muskogee.

SIPES, Billy Leon, 69, carpenter, died Friday. Private family memorial service, Bradley Funeral Service of Muskogee.

TOLLER, Ella Mae, 97, died Tuesday. Services 1 p.m. Monday, Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Bradley Funeral Service of Muskogee.



AREA

CHECOTAH — OTTO, Richard R., 81, retired, died Monday. Services pending, Checotah Funeral & Cremation Service.

EUFAULA — LUCE, Joyce Marie, 68, homemaker, died Monday. Services 11 a.m. Friday, Kelley Memorial Chapel, Eufaula, Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory, Eufaula.

EUFAULA — WHITE, Erin Clayton, 53, painter/woodworker, died Tuesday. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Kelley Memorial Chapel, Eufaula, Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory, Eufaula.

OKTAHA — WELCH, the Rev. Billy E., 78, retired minister, died Sunday. Services 10:30 a.m. Friday, Butler Creek Indian Church, Oktaha, Checotah Funeral & Cremation Service.

TAHLEQUAH — BERRY, Robert, 89, planning supervisor, died Tuesday. Services pending, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — CARRIER, Cedar, 66, artist, died Dec. 7. Services to be held at a later date, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — CHASE, Harvey Lee, 76, retired U.S. Air Force, died Dec. 10. Services 2 p.m. Dec. 21, Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — GILLON, David, 62, certified public accountant, died Monday. Services pending, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — JORDAN, Arthur D., 86, dairy farmer, died Dec. 6. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Green Country Funeral Home Chapel, Tahlequah, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — WADE, Rhonda L., 55, died Monday. Services 3 p.m. Saturday, Green Country Funeral Home Chapel, Tahlequah, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — WILDER, Lelah J., 81, licensed practical nurse, died Dec. 7. Services to be held at a later date, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

WAGONER — COLE, Dwight, 64, retired U.S. Army, died Wednesday. Services pending, Mallett Funeral Home, Wagoner.

WAGONER — KEETON, Tarzan, 96, Wagoner Public Schools custodian/bus driver, died Wednesday. Services 2 p.m. Saturday, Mallett Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner, Mallett Funeral Home, Wagoner.

WAGONER — TURNER, Laverne S., 86, teacher, died Friday. Services 3 p.m. today, First Christian Church, Wagoner, Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner.

WARNER — HOWERTON, William Thomas, 65, retired U.S. Army, died Monday. Services 11 a.m. Friday, Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.



LOCAL TIES

BETHANY (formerly of Muskogee) — BROWN, Austin, 82, medical technologist, died Saturday. Services 10 a.m. Friday, New Zion Baptist Church, Our Lady of Guadalupe Jones Family Funeral Home, Oklahoma City.

FORT COFFEE — CAMPBELL, Robert Earl, 56, construction, died Dec. 7. Services 1 p.m. Saturday, Mt. Triumph Baptist, Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.

LANGLEY (formerly of Webbers Falls and Warner) — HUNTER, Jerry Lee, 62, died Feb. 22. Services 1 p.m. Saturday, Warner Memorial Cemetery, Luginbuel Funeral Home, Vinita.

MULDROW — GREGORY, Calvin Eugene, 65, died Tuesday. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Roland City Cemetery, Agent & Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Muldrow.

PONCA CITY (formerly of Tullahassee) — HENRY, L.V. Jr., 63, Blue Moon restaurant cook, died Dec. 8. Visitation 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, Faith Deliverance Christian Center, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors.

PRYOR — SOWERS, Bobby G. Sr., 69, laborer, died Monday. Visitation 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Shipman Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner, Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner.

QUINTON — WILSON, Lynn F., 81, homemaker, died Tuesday. Services 1 p.m. Friday, Quinton Pentecostal Holiness Church, Mallory-Martin Funeral Home & Crematory, Stigler.

SAND SPRINGS — CHISM, Earnest Alden, 68, retired American Airlines machinist, died Monday. Visitation 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, Mobley-Dodson Funeral Service, Sand Springs. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Mobley-Dodson Chapel, Sand Springs, Mobley-Dodson Funeral Service, Sand Springs.

TULSA — YARBROUGH, Antonio, 60, Tulsa Fire Department fire captain, died Saturday. Visitation noon to 7 p.m. today, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors. Services 1 p.m. Friday, Amazing Grace Christian Center, Tulsa, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Tulsa Chapel.

WICHITA, Kan. — MOORE, Charles J., 68, died Tuesday. Services pending, Biglow-Bethea Funeral Directors, Wichita, Kan.

WICHITA, Kan. — QUINN, Tommy Anthony, 66, died Sunday. Services pending, Biglow-Bethea Funeral Directors, Wichita, Kan.

WICHITA, Kan. — WILLIAMS, Claudette, 61, died Tuesday. Services pending, Biglow-Bethea Funeral Directors, Wichita, Kan.



SERVICES TODAY

ADAIR, Michael L., 2 p.m., Swimmer Baptist Church. (Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah)

BAILEY, Bryan Keith, 11 a.m., Agent Chapel, Gore. (Agent Funeral Home, Sallisaw)

TURNER, Laverne S., 3 p.m., First Christian Church, Wagoner. (Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner)