MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

March 23, 2014

Deaths 03.23.14


— LOCAL

ANDIS, Letetia Lynn, 39, licensed practical nurse, died Wednesday. Services 1 p.m. Monday, Abiding Life Fellowship, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

CALVERT, Virgle T., 88, pastor, died Saturday. Services pending, Bradley Family Funeral and Cremation Service of Muskogee.

DILLON, Bruce Charles, 43, janitor, died March 14. Services 3 p.m. today, Ash Street Baptist Church, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

GOFF, Helen I., 89, bookkeeper/homemaker, died Wednesday. Services 10 a.m. Tuesday, Grace Episcopal Church, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

HODGES, Eunice J., 79, homemaker, died Tuesday. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home Chapel, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

HOUSTON, Brandon Carlos, 41, disabled, died Thursday. Visitation noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, at funeral home. Services 1 p.m. Friday, Blackjack Cemetery, Taft, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors.

HUGHES, Deborah Sue, 62, retired registered nurse, died Thursday. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Foster’s Ivory Chapel, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

ROBERTS, Eugene “Gene,” 87, Coburn Optical employee, died Thursday. Visitation 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, at funeral home. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Shipman’s Muskogee Cremation and Funeral Service.

STAGGS, Marsha L., 65, homemaker, died Saturday. Services pending, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

SWEDEN, Dorothy S., 71, retired from Teel Laundry, died Friday. Services pending, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.



AREA

CHECOTAH — MORRIS, Linda, 52, intensive care unit tech monitor, died March 14. No services planned, Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Checotah.

CHECOTAH — WILLIAMSON, Bobby, 58, H&R Block tax preparer, died Saturday. No services planned, Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Checotah.

FORT GIBSON — OSBORNE, Melvin “Butch,” 69, pastor/sales representative, died March 17. Visitation 3 to 5 p.m. today, at funeral home. Services 11 a.m. Monday, First Baptist Church, Fort Gibson, Clifford D. Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Fort Gibson.

PORUM — RASKEY, Terry, 74, died March 16. Services 10 a.m. Tuesday, Warner First Assembly of God, Millsap Funeral Service, Webbers Falls.

TAHLEQUAH — BREWER, Candy Faye (Tennison), 62, Cherokee artist, died Wednesday. Services 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Reed-Culver Chapel, Tahlequah, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — GOURD, Melva Dean, 59, homemaker, died Thursday. Services 10 a.m. Tuesday, Johnson Prairie Baptist Church, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

WAGONER — DUMOND, Lavern E., 70, retired from Prestolite/Walmart, died Thursday. Visitation 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, at funeral home. Services 10 a.m. Tuesday, Mallett Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner, Mallett Funeral Home, Wagoner.

WAGONER — NODINE, Sammy J., 78, Fansteel specialized warehouseman, died March 17. Visitation 1 to 5 p.m. today, at funeral home. Services noon Monday, Shipman Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner, Shipman Funeral Home and Crematory, Wagoner.



LOCAL TIES

BELTON, Mo. (formerly of Muskogee) — HILL, Reverend Devoy Jr., 71, minister and former school teacher, died Friday. Services pending, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Muskogee.

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas — BROOKS, Rosie, 81, died Saturday. Services pending, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Muskogee.

HANNA — MARTIN, Ronald A., 47, died Saturday. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Hanna Cemetery, Hunn, Black & Merritt Funeral Home and Crematory, Eufaula.

SALLISAW (formerly of Muskogee) — PALMER, Pearl, 99, homemaker, died Tuesday. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Greenhill Cemetery, Muskogee, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home, Muskogee.

STIGLER — NODINE, Randy, 61, retired, died Wednesday. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, New Life Center, Foster-Petering Funeral Home, Muskogee.

STILWELL — LOCUST, Charles D., 57, assistant chief of United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma, died Saturday. Services pending, Reed Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

WHITEFIELD — WEBSTER, Scotty Dean, 44, computer technician, died Friday. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Whitefield Baptist Church, King & Shearwood Funeral Home of Stigler.



SERVICES TODAY

DILLON, Bruce Charles, 3 p.m., Ash Street Baptist Church. (Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home, Muskogee)