MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

November 5, 2012

Deaths 11.06.12


— LOCAL

BENSON, Lorretta, 76, died Monday. Services pending, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

HENDRICKS, W.E. “Skip,” 66, retired state trooper, died Monday. Services 1 p.m. Thursday, Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

PONDEXTER, Jasper, 78, retired Tyson, died Oct. 2. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

ROBINSON, Gilberta, 93, retired, died Thursday. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday, Bradley Belltower Chapel, Bradley Funeral Service of Muskogee.

SMITH, Teddy G., 69, retired Acme Engineer, died Thursday. Services 10 a.m. today, Westside Church of Christ, Bradley Funeral Service of Muskogee.

TURNEY, William “Bill,” 89, died Monday. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Eastern Heights Baptist Church, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.



AREA

BRAGGS — DECKER, Kelly Jean, 55, profession chef/truck driver, died Saturday. Services 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Church of Christ, Braggs, Millsap Funeral Service, Fort Gibson.

CHECOTAH — BIVINS, Dortha L., 84, homemaker, died Monday. Services pending, Checotah Funeral & Cremation Service.

CHECOTAH — COULTER, Charles, 76, rancher/farmer, died Saturday. Services pending, Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Checotah.

CHECOTAH — HELTON, W. Edd, 78, retired Navy, died Friday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, First Assembly of God, Checotah Funeral & Cremation Service.

CHECOTAH — JERNIGAN, Virgil, 84, retired box machine operator, died Sunday. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday, Garrett Family Chapel, Checotah, Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Checotah.

CHECOTAH — TATE, Al, 85, retired Navy jet mechanic, died Saturday. Services 11 a.m. today, First Baptist Church, Checotah, Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Checotah.

TAHLEQUAH — CHISM, Sandra “Kay,” 55, child care provider, died Nov. 1. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Reed-Culver Chapel, Tulsa, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — COCHRAN, Jess, 91, laborer, died Monday. Services pending, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — KYLE, Marie A., 75, homemaker, died Friday. Services pending, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

WAGONER — BOLINGER, Henry O., 75, heating and air repairman, died Saturday. Visitation 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner. Private family services, Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner.

WAGONER — NEEL, Fred Jr., 68, died Sunday. Private family services, Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner.

WAGONER — WHITEKELLER, William “Sonny,” 89, dozer service business owner, died Friday. Services pending, Mallett Funeral Home, Wagoner.



LOCAL TIES

SALLISAW — JACKSON, Doris Lavonne, 73, homemaker/restauranteur, died Sunday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Mallory-Martin Chapel, Sallisaw, Agent Funeral Home, Sallisaw.

SKIATOOK — LITTLE, Mary Cecilia, 85, homemaker, died Thursday. Services pending, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

SPIRO — SHEETZ, Ronald H., 75, Air Force/postal worker, died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Fort Smith National Cemetery, Fort Smith, Ark., Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.

STIGLER — CARRY, Josh, 26, retired U.S. Army, died Sunday. Services 11 a.m. Thursday, Stigler First Assembly of God, King & Shearwood Funeral Home of Stigler.

STIGLER — FISHER-BARNES, Danna Rae, 35, licensed practical nurse, died Friday. Services pending, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TULSA — OGISI, Oritsejolomi Omonigho, 31, computer technician/former University of Tulsa football player, died Oct. 31. Services 11 a.m. today, Paradise Baptist Church, Tulsa, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Tulsa Chapel.

WICHITA, Kan. — TULLIS, Kathy A., 59, died Saturday. Services pending, Biglow-Bethea Funeral Directors, Wichita, Kan.



SERVICES TODAY

COX, Roma Lee, 10:30 a.m., Cowlington Cemetery. (Agent Funeral Home, Sallisaw)

HOWARD, Sherry Lea, 1 p.m., Stilwell High School Gymnasium. (Agent Funeral Home, Sallisaw)

ROSS, Deborah Lynn, 2 p.m., Keota High School Auditorium. (Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Stigler)

SMITH, Teddy G., 10 a.m., Westside Church of Christ. (Bradley Family Funeral and Cremation Service)

TATE, Al, 11 a.m., First Baptist Church of Checotah. (Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Checotah)

WHITEKELLER, William “Sonny,” 2 p.m., Mallett Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner. (Mallett Funeral Home, Wagoner)