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Death Notices

June 18, 2013

Deaths 06.18.13

— LOCAL

BAKER, Ben L., 64, teacher/coach, died Monday. Services pending, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

BROOKE, Debra Sue, 55, died June 9. Services pending, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

BURRESS, David Anthony Blair, 34, disabled, died Sunday. Services pending, Clifford D. Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Fort Gibson.

COLE, William David, 53, died Saturday. Services pending, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

COLEMAN, Etta Mae, 66, L.E. Rader Center house supervisor, died June 12. Services 11 a.m. Thursday, First Baptist Church, Taft, Kennedy-Kennard Funeral Home, Broken Arrow.

CRAIG, Velma G., 96, retired, died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. today, Green Hill Cemetery, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

GRAVES, Marion F., 84, minister, died Friday. Services 2 p.m. today, First Baptist Church, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

LITTLE, Jack D., 61, died June 6. Services noon Thursday, Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

MAYER, Juanita Crum, 72, dispatcher, died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

AREA

BRAGGS — KIZZIA, Billy T. “Terry,” 63, heavy equipment operator, died Wednesday. Services 10 a.m. today, Braggs High School Gymnasium, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

GORE — SPEARS, Steven Lee, 23, ironworker apprentice, died Saturday. Services 1 p.m. Thursday, First Baptist Church, Gore, Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Gore.

GORE — TRACY, Dana Ray, 67, general laborer, died Saturday. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday, First Baptist Church, Gore, Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Gore.

OKTAHA — WOODS, Edgar Earnest “Junior,” 87, farmer, died Sunday. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday, Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

PORTER — MILNE, James Brian, 39, Dal Tile glaze line operator, died Thursday. Services pending, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.  

TAHLEQUAH — BLEVINS, Paul Jr., 19, student, died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Green Country Funeral Home Chapel, Tahlequah, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

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

LOCAL TIES

COWETA — RUSSELL, Kenneth Lee, 79, glass maker, died Sunday. Services pending, Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner.

HOUSTON, Texas (formerly of Muskogee) — COOK, Ray Jan, 79, geophysicist, died May 29. Services 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, First Presbyterian Church, Fort Gibson, Millsap Funeral Service, Fort Gibson.

JOPLIN, Mo. (formerly of Fort Gibson) — WILSON, Jess Clyde Jr., 44, construction worker, died June 9. Services 4 p.m. Wednesday, Clifford D. Garrett Family Funeral Home Chapel, Fort Gibson, Clifford D. Garrett Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Fort Gibson.

OKMULGEE — SHOCKLEY, Earl, 94, Griffin Memorial Hospital groundskeeper, died Thursday. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, McClendon-Winters Funeral Home Chapel, Okmulgee, McClendon-Winters Funeral Home, Okmulgee.

SALLISAW — COPELAND, Mark Eddie, 48, electrical apprentice, died Thursday. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Agent Mallory-Martin Chapel, Sallisaw, Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw.

WICHITA, Kan. — DARRINGTON, Danny Ray Sr., 49, died Thursday. Services pending, Biglow-Bethea Funeral Directors, Wichita, Kan.

SERVICES TODAY

CRAIG, Velma G., 2 p.m., Greenhill Cemetery. (Foster-Petering Funeral Home)

GRAVES, Marion F., 2 p.m., First Baptist Church. (Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory)

KIZZIA, Billy T. “Terry,” 10 a.m., Braggs High School Gymnasium. (Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory)

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