MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

December 26, 2013

Deaths 12.27.13


— LOCAL

BITTING, Jesse Lee, 93, Strategic Air Command navigator, died Dec. 18. Services pending, Shipman’s Muskogee Cremation and Funeral Service.

GAMBLE, A.L., 89, trucker/farmer, died Thursday. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, New Hope Assembly of God, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

HAYES, Emily Edwards, 35, homemaker, died Monday. Services 1 p.m. Saturday, First Baptist Church, Schaudt-Teel Funeral Service and Cremation Care Center, Tulsa.

LITTLEFIELD, Jennifer Suzanne, 32, homemaker, died Monday. Services 2:30 p.m. Saturday, First Presbyterian Church, Shipman’s Muskogee Cremation and Funeral Service.

SEALS, Regina Rachell, 41, disabled, died Monday. Services pending, Mallett Funeral Home, Wagoner.

TURNER, Robert Ellis, 79, automotive technician, died Thursday. Services pending, Shipman’s Muskogee Cremation and Funeral Service.



AREA

BOYNTON — CROCKETT, David Earl, 67, truck driver, died Sunday. Services pending, Shipman’s Muskogee Cremation and Funeral Service.

CHECOTAH — BAXTER, John Patrick, 50, truck driver/entrepreneur, died Saturday. Services 1 p.m. today, Lighthouse Christian Center, Eufaula, Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home and Crematory, Eufaula.

CHECOTAH — GOMEZ, Glennis Lee, 49, convenience store/assistant manager, died Sunday. Services pending, Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Checotah.

FORT GIBSON — CRAWFORD, Mary E. (Beck), 78, homemaker, died Thursday. Services pending, Clifford D. Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Fort Gibson.

GORE — COOK, Robert Frierson III, 58, automobile parts manager, died Monday. Cremation under the direction of Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw.

OKAY — REYNOLDS, Bobby Gene, 74, carpenter, died Wednesday. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home Chapel, Muskogee, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home, Muskogee.

PARK HILL — HICKS, Della M., 81, homemaker, died Dec. 20. Services 10 a.m. today, Green Country Funeral Home Chapel, Tahlequah, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

PORUM — JONES, Michael Ray, 55, farm laborer, died Dec. 16. No services planned, Shipman’s Muskogee Cremation and Funeral Service.

TAHLEQUAH — BAKER, Johnnie L., 83, rodeo cowboy/retired Cherokee County employee, died Tuesday. Services 10 a.m. Monday, First Baptist Church, Tahlequah, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — JOHNSON, Kenneth E., 77, rancher, died Wednesday. Services 10 a.m. Monday, South College Church of Christ, Hart Funeral Home of Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — JUSTUS, Lewis, 91, died Thursday. Services pending, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.



LOCAL TIES

OKMULGEE — DAVIS, Pauline, 76, therapeutic foster care parent, died Dec. 19. Memorial service 11 a.m. today, Seventh Day Adventist Church, Okmulgee, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Okmulgee Chapel.

OKMULGEE — LEWIS, John Jefferson, 71, retired Winn-Dixie employee, died Sunday. Services pending, McClendon-Winters Funeral Home, Okmulgee.

OKMULGEE — WILSON, Clifford, 62, died Wednesday. Services pending, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Okmulgee Chapel.

STIGLER — STANCELL, J.L., 79, retired from Haskell County District #2, died Thursday. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Antioch Baptist Church, Stigler, King & Shearwood Funeral Home of Stigler.

STILWELL — WEBB, Milton Harold, 60, pipefitter, died Dec. 20. Services 2 p.m. today, Roberts/Reed-Culver Chapel, Stilwell, Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Stilwell.

TULSA — BURLEY, Rubye Mornice, 61, St. Francis Hospital unit secretary, died Dec. 18. Visitation noon to 7 p.m. today, at funeral home. Services 1 p.m. Saturday, Sanctuary Evangelistic Church, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Tulsa Chapel.

TULSA — CROISANT, Shirley H., 91, administrative assistant, died Dec. 20. Services 11 a.m. today, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory, Muskogee.

TULSA — CURRY, Lenora Marie, 80, homemaker, died Dec. 16. Visitation 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa. Services 2 p.m. Saturday, Agape Outreach Ministries, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa.

TULSA — HALE, Willie L., 88, housekeeper, died Sunday. Visitation 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa. Services noon Saturday, Gethsemane Baptist Church, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa.

TULSA — HAZLEY, Velda, 78, seamstress, died Thursday. Services pending, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Tulsa Chapel.

TULSA — JONES, Emarie C. Valentine, infant, died Sunday. Visitation 2 to 7 p.m. today, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa. Services 9 a.m. Saturday, Timothy Baptist Church, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa.

TULSA —  LOTT, Elizabeth J., 77, retired, died Sunday. Services pending, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa.

VERA (formerly of Tamaha) — TYLER, Vance Alexander, 79, retired concrete contractor, died Tuesday. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, Mallory Chapel, Stigler, Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Stigler.

VIAN — McCOY, Sue Ella, 71, Vian Senior Citizens Nutrition Center employee, died Dec. 21. Services 3 p.m. Sunday, Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness, Sallisaw, Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw.



SERVICES TODAY

BAXTER, John Patrick, 1 p.m., Lighthouse Christian Center, Eufaula. (Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home and Crematory, Eufaula)

CROISANT, Shirley H., 11 a.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church. (Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory, Muskogee)

PALMER, Nicola, 2 p.m., Mallory Chapel, Stigler. (Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Stigler)

PHILLIPS, Jefferson A., 2 p.m., Fields Cemetery, Porum. (Wright-Brown Family Funeral Home, Coweta)

PUGH, Loretta, 10 a.m., Unity Baptist Church, Keota. (Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Stigler)