MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

February 26, 2014

Deaths 02.27.14


— LOCAL

BUTLER, Annie Mae (Holmes), 61, Service Cab dispatcher, died Tuesday. Services pending, Ragsdale Funeral Center.

McLAUGHLIN, Raymond T. “Mac,” 69, retired from Navy, died Feb. 20. Services 1 p.m. Friday, Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

SMOTTS, Opal Virginia, 93, retired, died Sunday. Services 11 a.m. today, Bradley Belltower Chapel, Bradley Family Funeral and Cremation Service of Muskogee.

WRIGHT, J.C. III, 60, investor, died Feb. 20. Services 1 p.m. Friday, Greenhill Cemetery, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.



AREA

CHECOTAH — KEATHLEY, Agnes, 95, died Wednesday. Services pending, Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Checotah.

COOKSON — HERRIN, Doris, 89, Southwestern Bell telephone operator, died Wednesday. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Cookson Baptist Church, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

FORT GIBSON — HOLT, Russell A., 52, retired, died Thursday. Services pending, Clifford D. Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Fort Gibson.

PEGGS — FOSTER, Martha Jo, 62, Cherokee Nation housekeeper, died Monday. Services 10 a.m. today, Reed-Culver Chapel, Tahlequah, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — OLINGER, J.D., 79, died Tuesday. Services pending, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — POWERS, Merl, 89, teacher, died Sunday. Services 2 p.m. today, Reed-Culver Chapel, Tahlequah, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

WAGONER — CRAIN, Nancy, 73, died Wednesday. Services pending, Hersman-Nichols Funeral Home, Wagoner.



LOCAL TIES

NEW YORK, N.Y. (formerly of Muskogee) — ROLAND, Mary Ella, 94, retired health-care worker, died Feb. 12. Services 10 a.m. Friday, Booker T. Washington Cemetery, Granger-House of Winn, Muskogee.

OKMULGEE — COLBERT, Marsha Jo, 62, baker, died Sunday. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Sacred Heart Cemetery, Grayson, House of Winn, Okmulgee.

OKMULGEE — WILSON, the Rev. Charley Jr., 69, minister, died Feb. 19. Services noon Friday, Precious Memories Chapel, House of Winn.

PROCTOR — OWENS, Jimmy, 67, truck driver, died Tuesday. Services 10 a.m. Friday, Green Country Funeral Home Chapel, Tahlequah, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

PRYOR — SOWERS, Terry, 56, C&S Wrecker owner/operator, died Monday. Services 11 a.m. Friday, Open Door Full Gospel Church, Pryor, Hersman-Nichols Funeral Home, Wagoner.

SALLISAW — SHURLEY, Edna Mae, 75, retired director, died Monday. Services 2 p.m. Saturday, Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Sallisaw, Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw.

STIGLER — CHANCE, Faye I., 92, died Wednesday. Services pending, Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Stigler.

TULSA — CHOATE, Hazel M., 93, homemaker, died Monday. Services 10 a.m. Friday, Sheridan Road Baptist Church, Tulsa, Mallett Funeral Home, Wagoner.

WICHITA, Kan. — RICHARDSON, Wanda Jean, 54, died Tuesday. Services pending, Biglow Funeral Directors, Wichita, Kan.



SERVICES TODAY

FOSTER, Martha “Rachel,” 10 a.m., Reed-Culver Chapel, Tahlequah. (Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah)

HALLUM, James A., 10 a.m., Central Church of Christ, Haskell. (Dowdy Funeral Home, Haskell)

PENDERGRASS, Ronald W., 2 p.m., First Baptist Church, Haskell. (Dowdy Funeral Home, Haskell)

PERKINS, Connie Joyce (Hayes), 2 p.m., Tamaha Cemetery. (Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Stigler)

POWERS, Merl, 2 p.m., Reed-Culver Chapel, Tahlequah. (Reed-Culver Funeral Home,  Tahlequah)

SMOTTS, Opal Virginia, 11 a.m., Bradley Belltower Chapel. (Bradley Family Funeral and Cremation Service, Muskogee)