MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

December 13, 2012

Deaths 12.14.12


— LOCAL

BOROVETZ, Tiffany Jean, 30, nursing home assistant, died Dec. 5. Visitation 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors. Services 11 a.m. Monday, Timothy Baptist Church, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors.

BRACKEEN, Curtis Calvin, 79, Muskogee Public Schools teacher and coach, died Monday. Services 11 a.m. today, Timothy Baptist Church, Ragsdale Funeral Center.

CRUTCHFIELD, Christopher Jaiden, 7, Grant Foreman Elementary student, died Dec. 9. Visitation 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors. Services 11 a.m. Monday, Timothy Baptist Church, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors.

GRAVITT, John B., 87, retired minister, died Wednesday. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Locust Grove Cemetery, Bradley Funeral Service of Muskogee.

HINER, Polly, 90, homemaker, died Sunday. Services 10 a.m. today, First Baptist Church Sanctuary, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

MOORE, Leola E., 90, retired registered nurse, died Dec. 8. Services 9 a.m. Saturday, Chandler Road Church of Christ, Bradley Funeral Service of Muskogee.

SALMON, Harvey C., 88, died Thursday. Services pending, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

SIPES, Billy Leon, 69, carpenter, died Dec. 7. Private family memorial service, Bradley Funeral Service of Muskogee.

SLOAN, B.J., 82, operating engineer, died Thursday. Services pending, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

TOLLER, Ella Mae, 97, died Tuesday. Services 1 p.m. Monday, Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Bradley Funeral Service of Muskogee.



AREA

CHECOTAH — OTTO, Richard R., 81, retired, died Monday. Services pending, Checotah Funeral & Cremation Service.

EUFAULA — LUCE, Joyce Marie, 68, homemaker, died Monday. Services 11 a.m. today, Kelley Memorial Chapel, Eufaula, Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory, Eufaula.

EUFAULA — WHITE, Erin Clayton, 53, painter/woodworker, died Tuesday. Services 2 p.m. today, Kelley Memorial Chapel, Eufaula, Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory, Eufaula.

FORT GIBSON — HILL, Doris Jean, 87, homemaker, died Thursday. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Fort Gibson Christian Church, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

OKTAHA — WELCH, the Rev. Billy E., 78, retired minister, died Sunday. Services 10:30 a.m. today, Butler Creek Indian Church, Oktaha, Checotah Funeral & Cremation Service.

PORUM — DAVIS, Artie V., 93, homemaker, died Thursday. Services 2 p.m. Saturday, Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness, Stigler, King-Shearwood Funeral Home of Stigler.

TAHLEQUAH — BERRY, Robert W., 89, planning supervisor, died Tuesday. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — GILLON, David, 62, certified public accountant, died Monday. Services pending, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — HIX, William D., 81, small engine repair, died Thursday. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Green Country Funeral Home Chapel, Tahlequah, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — WADE, Rhonda L., 55, died Monday. Services 3 p.m. Saturday, Green Country Funeral Home Chapel, Tahlequah, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

WAGONER — COLE, Dwight, 64, retired U.S. Army, died Wednesday. Memorial service 2 p.m. Sunday, Mallett Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner, Mallett Funeral Home, Wagoner.

WAGONER — KEETON, Tarzon, 96, Wagon Public School custodian/bus driver, died Wednesday. Services 2 p.m. Saturday, Mallett Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner, Mallett Funeral Home, Wagoner.

WARNER — HOWERTON, William Thomas, 65, retired United States Army, died Monday. Services 11 a.m. today, Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

WARNER — MORTON, Ronald Dean “Knott,” 74, died Wednesday. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Warner Memorial Cemetery, Millsap Funeral Service, Webbers Falls.



LOCAL TIES

ARKOMA — OLIVER, Sandy, 64, retired medical records, died Thursday. Visitation 4 to 6 p.m. today, Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Stigler. Services 1 p.m. Saturday, Victory Worship Center, Spiro, Mallory-Martin Funeral Home & Crematory, Stigler.

BARTLESVILLE — DIXSON, Mildred Claire, 91, homemaker, died Tuesday. Services 10:30 a.m. Monday, Foster’s Ivory Chapel, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

BETHANY (formerly of Muskogee) — BROWN, Austin, 82, medical technologist, died Saturday. Services 10 a.m. today, New Zion Baptist Church, Our Lady of Guadalupe Jones Family Funeral Home, Oklahoma City.

LANGLEY (formerly of Webbers Falls and Warner) — HUNTER, Jerry Lee, 62, died Feb. 22. Services 1 p.m. Saturday, Warner Memorial Cemetery, Luginbuel Funeral Home, Vinita.

OKMULGEE — BUCKLEY, Betty Jean, 66, retired educator, died Dec. 10. Visitation noon to 6 p.m. Monday, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Okmulgee Chapel. Services 11 a.m. Tuesday, First Baptist Church, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Okmulgee Chapel.

PONCA CITY (formerly of Tullahassee) — HENRY, L.V. Jr., 63, Blue Moon restaurant cook, died Dec. 8. Visitation 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, Faith Deliverance Christian Center, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors.

QUINTON — HAGGARD, Georgia M., 88, homemaker, died Thursday. Services 10:30 a.m. Monday, Enterprise Cemetery, Mallory-Martin Funeral Home & Crematory, Stigler.

ROLAND — LACEY, Christopher Dean, 27, sales clerk, died Dec. 8. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Agent Chapel, Muldrow, Agent & Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Muldrow.

STIGLER — PIERCE, Tamie Lynn, 52, homemaker, died Monday. Services 2 p.m. Saturday, Trinity Baptist Church, Stigler, Mallory-Martin Funeral Home & Crematory, Stigler.

TULSA — YARBROUGH, Antonio, 60, Tulsa Fire Department fire captain, died Saturday. Services 1 p.m. today, Amazing Grace Christian Center, Tulsa, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Tulsa Chapel.

WESTVILLE — PHILLIPS, Johnny H., 78, Hiland Dairy deliveryman, died Thursday. Services pending, Roberts & Hart Funeral Home, Westville.

WICHITA, Kan. — GOTT, Kathleen, 51, died Monday. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Biglow-Bethea Chapel, Wichita, Kan. Biglow-Bethea Funeral Directors, Wichita, Kan.

WICHITA, Kan. — REED, Leah Blessed, infant, died Dec. 6. Services 11 a.m. today, New Beginnings Seventh Day Adventist Church, Biglow-Bethea Funeral Directors, Wichita, Kan.



SERVICES TODAY

BRACKEEN, Curtis Calvin, 11 a.m., Timothy Baptist Church. (Ragsdale Funeral Center)

BROWN, Austin, 10 a.m., New Zion Baptist Church. (Our Lady of Guadalupe Jones Family Funeral Home, Oklahoma City)

GREGORY, Calvin Eugene, 2 p.m., Roland City Cemetery. (Agent & Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Muldrow)

HINER, Polly, 10 a.m., First Baptist Church Sanctuary. (Foster-Petering Funeral Home)

HOWERTON, William Thomas, 11 a.m., Fort Gibson National Cemetery. (Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory)

LUCE, Joyce Marie, 11 a.m., Kelley Memorial Chapel, Eufaula. (Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory, Eufaula)

WHITE, Erin Clayton, 2 p.m., Kelley Memorial Chapel, Eufaula. (Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory, Eufaula)

WILSON, Lynn F., 1 p.m., Quinton Pentecostal Holiness Church. (Mallory-Martin Funeral Home & Crematory, Stigler)