MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

March 24, 2013

Deaths 03.25.13


— LOCAL

BUTLER, Jack Lee, 88, retired from Muskogee Assemblers, died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, First Church of the Nazarene, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

CHAMBERS, Jackie Ray, 70, died Sunday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Southeast Baptist Church, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

CLARK, James O., 72, music director for Bethany Presbyterian Church, died Friday. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday, Bethany Presbyterian Church, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

ELLER, Betty J., 88, retired from Metropolitan Insurance, died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Boulevard Christian Church, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

GIBSON, Elizabeth C. “Betty,” government administrative assistant, died Friday. Services 2 p.m. today, Grace Episcopal Church, Bradley Family Funeral and Cremation Service of Muskogee.

JAMES, Norman Leroy, 90, retired from Arkhola Sand and Gravel Co., died Wednesday. Services 10 a.m. today, First Baptist Church, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

MACKEY, Cora Lou, 60, nurse, died Wednesday. Visitation noon-6 p.m. today, at funeral home. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Fields Cemetery, Porum, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Muskogee Chapel.

McDONALD, Billy Joe, 66, died Saturday. Services pending, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

PARKS, Robert L., 85, retired janitor, died Thursday, Services pending, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Muskogee Chapel.

WHITAKER, Christine Augusta, 89, retired dispatcher for Service Cab Co., died March 18. Services 2:30 p.m. today, Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Muskogee Chapel.

 

AREA

CHECOTAH – EUBANKS, Regina, 23, certified nurse assistant at Eufaula Manor Nursing Home, died Thursday. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, First Free Will Baptist Church, Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

OKAY – ASHLEY, Sheila Faye, 61, homemaker, died Wednesday. Services 11 a.m. Tuesday, Evergreen Cemetery, Gibson Station, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Muskogee Chapel.

PARK HILL – SMITH, Bert L., 64, Georgia Pacific machine operator, died Saturday. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday, Tahlequah City Cemetery, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

QUINTON – BURR, Bobby Lee Sr., 75, painter, died Thursday. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Quinton Chapel’s Oak Leaf Room, Hunn & Black Funeral Home.

TAHLEQUAH – GARRISON, Rose “Marie,” 88, food service worker, died Friday. Services pending, Reed-Culver Funeral Home.

TAHLEQUAH – WHITWORTH, Yolanda E. “Beth,” 85, secondary education teacher, died Saturday. Services pending, Green Country Funeral Home.

 

LOCAL TIES

CLAREMORE – BROWN, Beverly, 69, homemaker, died Thursday. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, at funeral home. Services 10 a.m., Full Gospel Lighthouse Church, Wagoner, Hersman-Nichols Funeral Home, Wagoner.

OKMULGEE – GREY, Raymond Foshee Sr., 91, retired educator in Okmulgee Public Schools, died Tuesday. Services 11 a.m. today, Uganda Martyr’s Catholic Church, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Okmulgee Chapel.

TULSA – LOWE-WHITE, Michelle Denise, 48, Morton Health Center records clerk, died March 18. Services pending, Dyer Memorial Chapel.

TULSA – NICHOLSON, Donald G., 60, janitorial services contractor, died March 16. Private family service, Dyer Memorial Chapel.

TULSA – PALMER, Vernon Matthew “Wolfe,” 73, retired American Airlines crew chief, died March 13. Visitation 1-7 p.m. Tuesday, at funeral home. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday, Morning Star Baptist Church, Dyer Memorial Chapel.

 

SERVICES TODAY

GIBSON, Elizabeth C. “Betty,” 2 p.m., Grace Episcopal Church (Bradley Family Funeral and Cremation Service, Muskogee)

JAMES, Norman Leroy, 10 a.m., First Baptist Church (Foster-Petering Funeral Home, Muskogee)

PERRY, Beatrice “Bea,” 10 a.m., First Presbyterian Church (Mallett Funeral Home, Wagoner)

SHARP, Dakota Taylor, 2 p.m., First Assembly of God, Muldrow (Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw)