MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

November 29, 2013

Deaths 11.30.13


— LOCAL

HOFSCHULTE, Martha Anna, 91, homemaker, died Thursday. Rosary service 7 p.m. Sunday, Foster’s Ivory Chapel. Services 10 a.m. Monday, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

HULCHER, Stephen Tim, 61, died Thursday. Services pending, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors.

SANDERS, Thomas (Tom), 73, retired OG&E, died Thursday. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Greenhill Cemetery, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.



AREA

CHECOTAH — BORNE, Trudy, 55, homemaker, died Wednesday. Services pending, Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Checotah.

CHECOTAH — CANEPA, Travis, 48, Hughes Lumber foreman, died Sunday. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Serenity Chapel of Garrett Family Funeral Home, Checotah, Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Checotah.

CHECOTAH — McCOY, Ples Jr. “Shindy,” 83, farmer, died Wednesday. Services noon today, Greenlawn Cemetery, Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Checotah.

CHECOTAH — SISK, Lois, died Friday. Services pending, Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Checotah.

CHECOTAH — TOWNSEND, Betty, 84, retired assistant vice president and branch manager of Eufaula Branch of Cimarron Federal Savings and Loan Association, died Thursday. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Greenlawn Cemetery, Checotah, Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Checotah.

FORT GIBSON — FREEDLUND, Richie, 42, handyman, died Nov. 11. Services 1 p.m. today, Timothy Baptist Church, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

FORT GIBSON — WALLACE, Ada Leona, 77, registered nurse, died Nov. 25. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Fort Gibson Church of Christ, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

OKAY — BURK, Hershel LeRoy, 83, truck driver, died Nov. 24. Visitation 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Shipman Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner, Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner.

PARK HILL — WALKER, David A., 73, minister, died Thursday. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Reed-Culver Chapel, Tahlequah, Reed-Culver of Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — FRENCH, October, 20-months-old, died Thursday. Services pending, Reed-Culver of Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — MANN, David R., 69, city of Tahlequah employee, died Wednesday. Services 2 p.m. today, Hart Funeral Chapel, Tahlequah, Hart Funeral Home of Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — VILES, Laura D., 93, school teacher, died Friday. Services 1 p.m. today, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

WAGONER — CHURCH, Newton “Sparky,” 84, evangelist, died Wednesday. Visitation 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Mount Hope Cemetery, Ripley, Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner.

WAGONER — RAGSDALE, William Henry, 89, auto body repairman, died Thursday. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Hersman-Nichols Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner, Hersman-Nichols Funeral Home, Wagoner.

WAGONER — RHODES, James N. “Jim,” 86, carpenter, died Friday. Services pending, Mallett Funeral Home, Wagoner.

WAGONER — SYFRETT, George A., 72, retired firefighter, died Thursday. Services 1 p.m. Tuesday, Bradley Belltower Chapel, Bradley Funeral Service of Muskogee.

WAGONER — WHITE, Billy Joe, 59, heat and air, died Thursday. Private family services, Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner.



LOCAL TIES

BLACKGUM — BALL, Linda Carol, 66, homemaker, died Thursday. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Blackgum Harvestime Church, Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw.

CHELSEA — DOSS, Linda K., 47, cafeteria cook, died Wednesday. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

GUTHRIE — HILL, Timothy LaRell, 42, mechanic, died Nov. 25. Services 11 a.m. Tuesday, First Baptist Church, Guthrie, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Tulsa.

HOWE — TURMAN, Leland Ray, 58, heavy equipment operator, died Wednesday. Services 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sallisaw City Cemetery, Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw.

OKMULGEE — FIELDS, Alonzo “Lonnie,” 62, stocker for Warehouse Market, died Tuesday. Services pending, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Okmulgee.

OKMULGEE — PATTERSON, Lena Rae, 95, homemaker, died Friday. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, McClendon-Winters Funeral Home, Okmulgee. Services 11 a.m. Tuesday, Cairo Cemetery, Coalgate, McClendon-Winters Funeral Home, Okmulgee.  

REDLAND COMMUNITY (formerly of Muldrow) — BLAKE, Clyde Alexander, 72, retired accountant, died Thursday. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Agent Mallory-Martin Chapel, Muldrow, Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Muldrow.

SALLISAW — BATCHELOR, Bennett E., 67, business broker, died Thursday. Services 1 p.m. Monday, First Baptist Church, Sallisaw, Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw.

STIGLER — HODGES, Ginett, 34, homemaker, died Tuesday. Services pending, Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Stigler.

STIGLER — JONES, Allen L., 94, retired school teacher, died Friday. Services 10 a.m. Tuesday, Stigler First Baptist Church, Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Stigler.

STILWELL — THIRSTY, Willie Mae, 84, homemaker, died Tuesday. Services 11 a.m. Monday, Elm Tree Baptist Church, Reed-Culver of Tahlequah.

VIAN — CRAIGHEAD, Sheila Joy Menie, 61, died Thursday. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Webbers Falls First Assembly of God Church, Millsap Funeral Service, Webbers Falls.

WICHITA, Kan. — HAYES, Timothy, 52, died Nov. 23. Services 11 a.m. today, Biglow Funeral Home Chapel, Wichita, Kan., Biglow Funeral Directors of Wichita.

WICHITA, Kan. (formerly of Rentiesville) — McCLENDON, Margaret, 100, homemaker, Nov. 23. Services 11 a.m. today, First Baptist Church, Rentiesville, Granger-House of Winn.



SERVICES TODAY

FREEDLUND, Richie, 1 p.m., Timothy Baptist Church. (Foster-Petering Funeral Home)