MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

January 13, 2014

Deaths 01.14.14


— LOCAL

BREWSTER, Doenye Elaine, 80, dress shop owner, died Jan. 5. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

COOPER, Betty R., formerly of Muskogee, 94, retired, died Sunday. Services 11 a.m. Thursday, Greenhill Cemetery, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

EAKMAN, James Robert, 68, high school teacher, died Sunday. Services pending, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

MATTHEWS, Hughie H., 87, retired welder, died Friday. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday, Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

ROBINSON, Billy Lee, 82, retired from Egan’s, died Saturday. Services 10 a.m. today, Southeast Baptist Church, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

ROZELL, Chrysta Mae Sue, infant daughter of Lacy Rozell, died Jan. 10. Services 10 a.m. Friday, Three Rivers Cemetery, Okay, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

SAMPSON, Loyd C., 74, truck driver, died Thursday. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Foster’s Ivory Chapel, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

SPRINGER, Paul James, 71, Paul’s Diner owner, died Sunday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home Chapel, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

SWARTZBAUGH, Lucia George, 90, homemaker, died Sunday. Services 1 p.m. Wednesday, Memorial Park Cemetery, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.



AREA

CHECOTAH — WHISENHUNT, Rosa M., 80, retired from White Stag, died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Checotah Mission Outreach Full Gospel Church, Checotah Funeral and Cremation Service.

EUFAULA — COLE, Norman, 63, Belle Starr Marine owner, died Saturday. Visitation 5 to 7 p.m. today, at funeral home. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, First Baptist Church of Wainwright, Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Checotah.

FORT GIBSON — ROLLAND, Norma M. (Cunningham) “Momma,” 77, homemaker, died Saturday. Visitation 5 to 7 p.m. today, at funeral home. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, First Baptist Church, Fort Gibson, Clifford D. Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Fort Gibson.

HULBERT — JACKSON, Katherine L., 77, homemaker, died Sunday. Services pending, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

HULBERT — RICHMOND, Flora Ann, 86, home health provider, died Sunday. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday, First Baptist Church, Hulbert, Hersman-Nichols Funeral Home, Wagoner.

TAHLEQUAH — LAY, Jeremy “Sean,” 38, heavy-equipment operator, died Jan. 8. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Reed-Culver Chapel, Tahlequah, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — LINVICK, Dennis, 59, carpet installer, died Jan. 7. Services 10:30 a.m. today, Hersman-Nichols Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner, Hersman-Nichols Funeral Home, Wagoner.

TAHLEQUAH — WORTHMAN, Roberta, 96, licensed practical nurse, died Sunday. Services pending, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

WAGONER — JONES, “Sue,” 66, retired Sequoyah Bay State Park employee, died Jan. 7. Services 2 p.m. Saturday, Shipman Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner, Shipman Funeral Home and Crematory, Wagoner.

WAGONER — OLIVER, Trace A., 16, student, died Jan. 6. Services 3:30 p.m. today, Shipman Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner, Shipman Funeral Home and Crematory, Wagoner.

WAGONER — RICHMOND, Dee, 63, Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services vocational counselor, died Sunday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Mallett Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner, Mallett Funeral Home, Wagoner.

LOCAL TIES

CLAREMORE — CORNELL, Horace Edgar, 91, died Thursday. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. today, at funeral home. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Fort Gibson National Cemetery, MMS-Payne Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Claremore.

OKMULGEE — ASBERRY, Mable, 79, died Sunday. Services pending, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Okmulgee Chapel.

OWASSO — HAUG, Ruth H., 88, homemaker, died Monday. Services pending, Clifford D. Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Fort Gibson.

SALLISAW — BATEMAN, David Carl, 58, mechanic, died Saturday. Cremation under the direction of Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw.

SPIRO — DeWITT, Ruby Aline, 78, homemaker, died Sunday. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Victory Worship Center, Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.

STILWELL — HANSEN, Grace Jeanie, infant, died Friday. Services 1 p.m. Wednesday, Roberts/Reed-Culver Chapel, Stilwell, Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Stilwell.

TULSA — BARNES, Joyce “Niecey,” 53, died Jan. 9. Services 6 p.m. Friday, Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Tulsa, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Tulsa Chapel.

TULSA — HIGGS, Dorsie Mae, 89, dietitian, died Jan. 9. Visitation noon to 7 p.m. Friday, at funeral home. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Boley, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Tulsa Chapel.

TULSA — JOHNSON, Dorothene, 60, dental assistant, died Monday. Services pending, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Tulsa Chapel.

WICHITA, Kan. — LOCKETT, Melvin D., 56, died Sunday. Services pending, Biglow Funeral Directors of Wichita, Kan.



SERVICES TODAY

LINVICK, Dennis Marvin, 10:30 a.m., Hersman-Nichols Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner. (Hersman-Nichols Funeral Home, Wagoner)

OLIVER, Trace A., 3:30 p.m., Shipman Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner. (Shipman Funeral Home and Crematory, Wagoner)

ROBINSON, Billy Lee, 10 a.m., Southeast Baptist Church. (Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home, Muskogee)

SAMPSON, Loyd C., 2 p.m., Foster’s Ivory Chapel, Muskogee. (Foster-Petering Funeral Home, Muskogee)

SMITH, Edna LaVerne, 2 p.m., Vian Freewill Baptist Church. (Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw)

SPRINGER, Paul James, 2 p.m., Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home Chapel, Muskogee. (Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home, Muskogee)