MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

August 1, 2013

Deaths 08.01.13


— LOCAL

HOWARD, Wilma Dean, 79, homemaker, died Sunday. Services 11 a.m. today, Porum Assembly of God Church, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

MURRAY, Betty T., 91, homemaker, died Friday. Services 1 p.m. today, First Presbyterian Church, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

PAIGE, Valter W., 80, Teel Laundry, died July 26. Services 10 a.m. Friday, Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

TRAHAN, John Clyde Jr., 65, truck driver, died Friday. Services 11 a.m. today, Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Shipman’s Muskogee Cremation and Funeral Service.



AREA

CHECOTAH — DUVALL, Junior, 81, retired smelter worker, died Sunday. Services 2 p.m. today, First Free Will Baptist Church Family Life Center, Checotah, Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Checotah.

CHECOTAH — HERNDON, Connie, 81, welder, died Monday. Services 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Serenity Chapel of Garrett Family Funeral Home, Checotah, Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Checotah.

CHECOTAH — MANN, Elaine Hollingshed, 67, Checotah Public Schools cafeteria manager/cook, died Tuesday. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, First Free Will Baptist Church, Checotah, Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Checotah.

EUFAULA — COLLINS NICHOLS, Lorene Annette, 86, homemaker, died July 24. Services 1 p.m. Saturday, First Baptist Church, Eufaula, Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home and Crematory, Eufaula.

FORT GIBSON — DONELSON, Judy Ann, 64, registered nurse, died Tuesday. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home, Muskogee.

FORT GIBSON — STOUT, Clyde, 79, retired, died Monday. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Blackgum Baptist Church, Vian, Bradley Family Funeral and Cremation Service of Muskogee.

GORE — PERRYMAN, Flo, 74, died Wednesday. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, House of Prayer Church, Gum Springs, Millsap Funeral Service, Webbers Falls.

HULBERT — COCHRAN, Roger Dean, 64, laborer, died Sunday. Services pending, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

HULBERT — DAVIS, Joyce, 78, homemaker, died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. today, Hulbert First Baptist Church, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

HULBERT — MURPHY, Jason Evan, 26, construction, died Tuesday. Services pending, Hart Funeral Home of Tahlequah.

PARK HILL — BLISH, Sheryl, 55, legal assistant, died Tuesday. Services 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Tahlequah City Cemetery Pavilion, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

PORUM — BENTON GIRTY, Billie Jean, 74, died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. today, Cramp Cemetery, Porum, Millsap Funeral Service, Webbers Falls.

TAHLEQUAH — CLINTON, George W., 72, carpenter, died Wednesday. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Reed-Culver Chapel, Tahlequah, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — ELLINGTON, Nina, 86, homemaker, died Monday. Services 10 a.m. today, Go Ye Village Retirement Center, Tahlequah, Shipman Funeral Home and Crematory, Wagoner.

TAHLEQUAH — HAMMOND, Evelyn J., 89, sales associate, died Saturday. Services 10 a.m. today, Hulbert City Cemetery, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

WAGONER — ASHER, Danny Ray, 70, warehouse supervisor, died Tuesday. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Shipman Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner, Shipman Funeral Home and Crematory, Wagoner.

WAGONER — GRANT, Rebecca L., 53, homemaker, died July 25. Visitation 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, at funeral home. Services 11 a.m. Friday, Sandtown Cemetery, Wagoner, Shipman Funeral Home and Crematory, Wagoner.

WAGONER — HENRY, Virginia E., 80, homemaker, died Wednesday. Services pending, Shipman Funeral Home and Crematory, Wagoner.

WAGONER — SPILLERS, Richard “Dick,” 69, certified public accountant, died Saturday. Visitation 4 to 6 p.m. today, Hersman-Nichols Funeral Home, Wagoner. Services 2 p.m. Friday, First United Methodist Church, Hersman-Nichols Funeral Home, Wagoner.

WELLING — GIRDNER, Rick, 46, TPWA Water Department foreman, died Monday. Services 10 a.m. Friday, First Baptist Church, Tahlequah, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.



LOCAL TIES

COLCORD — CREECH, Henry L., 63, retired police officer, died July 24. Services 12:30 p.m. today, Bradley Belltower Chapel, Bradley Family Funeral and Cremation Service of Muskogee.

DENVER, Colo. — ASHBRENER, Gail Anne, 58, systems analyst, died July 18. Services pending, Shipman Funeral Home and Crematory, Wagoner.

KANSAS — FAGER, Louise (Peebles), 82, multilith operator, died Wednesday. Services pending, Clifford D. Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Fort Gibson.

OKMULGEE — EDMOND, Booker T. Jr., 66, retired laborer, died Tuesday. Services pending, House of Winn.

OKMULGEE — HENDERSON, Herbert “Tip,” 84, retired laborer, died Tuesday. Services pending, House of Winn.

SALINA — STEVENS, Rebecca, 55, died Tuesday. Services pending, Hart Funeral Home of Tahlequah.

STILWELL — BIRD, Betty J., 92, homemaker, died Tuesday. Services 1 p.m. Friday, Roberts/Reed-Culver Chapel, Stilwell, Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Stilwell.

SUGARLAND, Texas (formerly of Tahlequah) — WARREN, Ruth, 65, bank teller, died Wednesday. Services pending, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TULSA — BRENT, the Rev. Henry Austin, 80, Galilee Baptist Church pastor, died Wednesday. Services pending, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Tulsa Chapel.

WICHITA, Kan. — BURKS, George Jr., 57, died Saturday. Services 11 a.m. today, Maple Grove Cemetery, Biglow-Bethea Funeral Directors, Wichita, Kan.

WICHITA, Kan. — JONES, Cleo, 55, died Saturday. Memorial service 11 a.m. Friday, Biglow-Bethea Funeral Home Chapel, Wichita, Kan., Biglow-Bethea Funeral Directors, Wichita, Kan.



SERVICES TODAY

BENTON GIRTY, Billie Jean, 2 p.m., Cramp Cemetery, Porum. (Millsap Funeral Service, Webbers Falls)

BOHLANDER, Troy W. Jr., 2 p.m., Reed-Culver Chapel, Tahlequah. (Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah)

CREECH, Henry L., 12:30 p.m., Bradley Belltower Chapel. (Bradley Family Funeral and Cremation Service, Muskogee)

DUVALL, Junior, 2 p.m., First Free Will Baptist Church Family Life Center, Checotah. (Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Checotah)

ELLINGTON, Nina, 10 a.m., Go Ye Village Retirement Center, Tahlequah. (Shipman Funeral Home and Crematory, Wagoner)

HOWARD, Wilma Dean, 11 a.m., Porum Assembly of God. (Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory, Muskogee)

MURRAY, Betty, 1 p.m., First Presbyterian Church. (Foster-Petering Funeral Home, Muskogee)

TRAHAN, John Clyde Jr., 11 a.m., Fort Gibson National Cemetery. (Shipman’s Muskogee Cremation and Funeral Service)