MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

June 20, 2013

Deaths 06.21.13


— LOCAL

BURRESS, David Anthony Blair, 34, disabled, died Sunday. Services 11 a.m. today, Clifford D. Garrett Family Funeral Home Chapel, Fort Gibson, Clifford D. Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Fort Gibson.

CURTIS, Norma J., 87, Oklahoma School Supply buyer, died Tuesday. Services noon Saturday, Westside Church of Christ, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

ELMORE, Patsy R. (Pat), 85, retired, died Monday. Services 10:30 a.m. today, Westside Church of Christ, Bradley Funeral Service of Muskogee.

HUNT, Clifford Don, 70, retired City of Muskogee director of data processing, died June 17. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Southeast Baptist Church, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

NGUYEN, Tue Thi, 66, manicurist, died Tuesday. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

WILLIAMS, Joe Earnest, 97, farmer, died June 19. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday, Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.



AREA

EUFAULA — MITCHELL, Laura Mae, 97, cook, died Tuesday. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, First Free Will Baptist Church, Eufaula, Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory, Eufaula.

PORTER — MILNE, James Brian, 39, Dal Tile glaze line operator, died June 13. Services 11 a.m. Tuesday, Timothy Baptist Church, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

TAHLEQUAH — BRANHAM, Albert G., 88, heavy equipment operator, died Tuesday. Services noon Monday, Green Country Funeral Home Chapel, Tahlequah, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — FOX, Mark A., 47, bricklayer, died Sunday. Services pending, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

WAGONER — REEL, Wonnie, 91, homemaker, died Tuesday. Services 10 a.m. today, Shipman Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner, Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner.

WAGONER — WHITE, Jack, 80, truck driver, died Wednesday. Services pending, Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Checotah.



LOCAL TIES

BEGGS — BURCHAM, the Rev. Eldon David, 95, Boeing aircraft engineer and minister, died Wednesday. Services pending, McClendon-Winters Funeral Home, Beggs.

McCURTAIN — GRIFFIN, Jerry, 73, federal firefighter, died Wednesday. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. today, Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Stigler. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, McCurtain Free Will Baptist Church, Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Stigler.

NEWBERRY SPRINGS, Calif. — BUTLER, Valeria Mae, 68, homemaker, died Thursday. Services pending, Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner.

TERESITA — FORREST, Arta “Elizabeth,” 77, homemaker, died Wednesday. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Reed-Culver Chapel, Tahlequah, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

WESTVILLE — HANDLE, Ethel, 74, Greenleaf Nursery worker, died Thursday. Services pending, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

WICHITA, Kan. — SMITH, Marvin E., 52, died Thursday. Services pending, Biglow-Bethea Funeral Directors, Wichita, Kan.



SERVICES TODAY

BURRESS, David Anthony Blair, 11 a.m., Clifford D. Garrett Family Funeral Home Chapel, Fort Gibson. (Clifford D. Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Fort Gibson)

ELMORE, Patsy R., 10:30 a.m., Westside Church of Christ. (Bradley Family Funeral and Cremation Service)

REEL, Wonnie, 10 a.m., Shipman Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner. (Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner)