MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

March 23, 2013

Deaths 03.24.13


LOCAL

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

ELLER, Betty J., 88, retired, died Saturday. Services pending, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

GIBSON, Elizabeth C. “Betty,” 87, government administrative assistant, died Friday. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Grace Episcopal Church, Bradley Funeral Service of Muskogee.

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

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

AREA

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

PARK HILL — SMITH, Bert L., 64, Georgia Pacific machine operator, died Saturday. Services pending, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — GUESS, Gayleen C., 58, house keeper, died Friday. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Cedar Tree Cemetery, Tahlequah, Hart Funeral Home of Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — LUNA, Vernie S., 76, ironworker, died Friday. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, First Christian Church, Tahlequah, Hart Funeral Home of Tahlequah.  

WAGONER — PERRY, Beatrice “Bea,” 85, former Wagoner Tribune owner and Travel Tours founder, died Wednesday. Visitation 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Mallett Funeral Home, Wagoner. Services 10 a.m. Monday, First Presbyterian Church, Wagoner, Mallett Funeral Home, Wagoner.



LOCAL TIES

CLAREMORE — BROWN, Beverly, 69, died Thursday. Services pending, Hersman-Nichols Funeral Home, Wagoner.

OKMULGEE — VIVAR, Neives Elmo, 89, died Saturday. Services pending, McClendon-Winters Funeral Home, Okmulgee.

OKMULGEE — SALYER, Loyd L., 60, retired Beggs Public School maintenance supervisor, died Thursday. Visitation 1 to 8 p.m. Monday. Services 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nuyaka Baptist Church, Okmulgee, McClendon-Winters Funeral Home, Okmulgee.

OKMULGEE — HOWELL, Naomi Ruth, 74, domestic worker, died Wednesday. Services 3 p.m. today, St. Matthew Baptist Church, Okmulgee, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Inc., Okmulgee.

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

TULSA (formerly of Muskogee) — PALMER, Vernon Matthew (Wolfe), 73, retired American Airlines crew chief, died Wednesday. Services pending, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa.

TULSA — WHITE, Charlie, 95, mechanic at Boeing, died March 17. Visitation 3 to 6 p.m. today. Services 11 a.m. Monday, North Sheridan Church of Christ, Tulsa, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Inc., Tulsa.

WICHITA (Kan.) — JONES, Henry, 55, died Tuesday. Services pending, Biglow-Bethea Funeral Directors, Wichita, Kansas.

WICHITA (Kan.) — KINCHION, “Baby,” infant, died Friday. Services pending, Biglow-Bethea Funeral Directors, Wichita, Kansas.

WICHITA (Kan.) — TEATER, John, 75, died Friday. Services pending, Biglow-Bethea Funeral Directors, Wichita, Kansas.

WICHITA (Kan.) — THOMAS, Dinka, 37, died Friday. Services pending, Biglow-Bethea Funeral Directors, Wichita, Kansas.