MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

March 14, 2013

Deaths 03.15.13


— LOCAL

BEASLEY, Core Belle, 67, retired public school teacher, died March 6. Visitation 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, Granger-House of Winn. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Boulevard Christian Church, Granger-House of Winn.

DUGAN, Paralee (Pettitt), 93, died Monday. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, South Bethel Cemetery, Braggs, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

ESTES, The Rev. William Sr., 75, retired pastor, died Monday. Services pending, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa.

HAMPTON, Darthuliua, “Dottie,” 81, retired Los Angeles Juvenile Detention Center, died Feb. 21. Services 2 p.m. Saturday, Muskogee Civic Center, Forest Lawn Mortuary, Covina, Calif.

HARRISON GANT, Vera Jo, 72, homemaker, died Wednesday. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home Chapel, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

KIRK, Raymond (Ray) F., 70, State Farm insurance agent, died Thursday. Services pending, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

LYONS, Larry Donnell Sr., 62, VA Medical Center nursing services, died March 4. Services 10 a.m. today, St. Thomas Primitive Baptist Church, Summit, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors.

RHODES, Martha Ann, 59, homemaker, died Thursday. Services pending, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

SCOTT, Roger, 66, retired, died Monday. Services 1 p.m. today, First Baptist Church Checotah, Checotah Funeral and Cremation Service.

WHITELEY, Ronald Leon, 75, project manager, died Thursday. No services planned, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.



AREA

CHECOTAH — COULTER, Helen, 87, ranching/farming, died Sunday. Services will be held in Missoula, Mont., at a later date, Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Checotah.

CHECOTAH — FRISBIE, Martha “Marse,” 80, retired Bixby Manor Nursing Home food service manager, died Tuesday. Services 10:30 a.m. Saturday, First Baptist Church, Checotah, Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Checotah.

CHECOTAH — PRATER-SCOGGIN, Grace, 97, homemaker, died Monday. Services pending, Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Checotah.

CHECOTAH — ROBINSON, Roseann, 76, G.D. Searle Pharmaceuticals production supervisor, died Tuesday. Services pending, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors.

CHECOTAH — SCOTT, Roger, 66, retired Oklahoma Natural Gas, died Monday. Services 1 p.m. Friday, First Baptist Church, Checotah, Checotah Funeral & Cremation Service.

EUFAULA — REYNOLDS, Gary Melton, 67, iron worker, died Wednesday. Services pending, Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory, Eufuala.

FORT GIBSON — MOORE, Mary Magdeline, 76, registered nurse, died Thursday. Services 1 p.m. Saturday, Box Cemetery, Vian, Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw.

HASKELL — ESTEP, Priscilla M., 52, homemaker, died Thursday. Services pending, Dowdy Funeral Home.

HASKELL — HOUSTON, Earnest E., 59, laborer, died March 7. Visitation 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, Granger-House of Winn. Services 2 p.m. Saturday, First Baptist Church, Haskell, Granger-House of Winn.

OKTAHA — BROWN, Retha, 80, homemaker, died Thursday. Services pending, Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Checotah.

TAHLEQUAH — BARTHOLD, Mary M., 84, missionary, died Monday. Services pending, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — CARY, Jack, 95, teacher, died Sunday. Services 10 a.m. Friday, Tahlequah City Cemetery, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — WILSON, Joan, 81, homemaker, died Tuesday. Services pending, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

WAGONER — SPECK, Aaron “Bud,” 72, warehouse parts manager, died Monday. Services 1 p.m. March 23, Shipman Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner, Shipman Funeral Home and Crematory, Wagoner.

WARNER — BREWER, Richard Loyd, 80, Merle Haggard bus driver, died March 11. Services 4 p.m. Tuesday, Greenlawn Cemetery, Checotah, Checotah Funeral & Cremation Service.



LOCAL TIES

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas — LAURENT, Catherine Sue, 65, seamstress, died Wednesday. Cremation only, Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw.

HENRYETTA — KANADA, Virginia Mae, 83, homemaker, died Thursday. Services pending, McClendon-Winters Funeral Home, Okmulgee.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — PARKER, Mildred “Millie” B., 87, retired, died Wednesday. Services 1 p.m. Monday, Memorial Park Cemetery, Muskogee, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

NEWCASTLE — ALLEN, Faye Ellen, 77, truck driver/bookkeeper, died Thursday. Services 2 p.m. Saturday, Independence Cemetery, Madge, Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw.

SALLISAW — CHEEK, Louie Edna, 105, Cookson Hills foster grandparent program, died Thursday. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Agent Mallory Martin Chapel, Sallisaw, Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw.

SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. — SMITH, Jay T., 91, heavy equipment operator, died Wednesday. Services 2 p.m. Saturday, Ganderville Cemetery, Summers, Ark., Hart Funeral Home of Stilwell.

WESTVILLE — MORRIS, Jennie, 79, died Wednesday. Services 2 p.m. Saturday, Roberts & Hart Funeral Home, Westville, Hart Funeral Home of Tahlequah.

SERVICES TODAY

BALLARD, Johnny H., 2 p.m. Reed-Culver Chapel, Tahlequah. (Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah)

BAKER, Elva Garland, 2 p.m. Keota Assembly of God. (King-Shearwood Funeral Home, Stigler)

GANT, Vera Jo, 2 p.m. Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home Chapel. (Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home)

PETERSON, Katherine V., 11:30 a.m. Bradley Belltower Chapel. (Bradley Family Funeral and Cremation Service)

SAVAGE, James R., 1 p.m. Eastside First Baptist Church, Haskell. (Granger-House of Winn)

SCOTT, Roger, 1 p.m. First Baptist Church, Checotah. (Checotah Funeral & Cremation Service)