MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

November 7, 2012

Deaths 11.07.12


— LOCAL

BENSON, Loretta, 76, died Monday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

CHRISTOPHER, David Wayne Jr., 51, heavy equipment operator/evangelist, died Oct. 25. Services pending, Shipman’s Muskogee Cremation & Funeral Service.

DURANT, Rickie Lee, 51, maintenance worker, died Sunday. Services pending, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

FOWLKES, Shirley E., 99, retired Shirley’s Recreation Center owner, died Tuesday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Bristow City Cemetery, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

HENDRICKS, W.E. “Skip,” 66, retired state trooper, died Monday. Services 1 p.m. Thursday, Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

PONDEXTER, Jasper, 78, retired Tyson, died Nov. 2. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

PRESLEY, Jackie A., 73, retired Muskogee Machine and Welding owner, died Monday. Services 10 a.m. Thursday, Holland Cemetery, Woodall, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

ROBINSON, Gilberta, 93, retired, died Thursday. Services 10 a.m. today, Bradley Belltower Chapel, Bradley Funeral Service of Muskogee.

THOMPSON, Ester Jean, 88, antique dealer, died Monday. Services pending, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

TURNEY, William “Bill,” 89, died Monday. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Eastern Heights Baptist Church, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.



AREA

BRAGGS — DECKER, Kelly Jean, 55, profession chef/truck driver, died Saturday. Services 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Church of Christ, Braggs, Millsap Funeral Service, Fort Gibson.

CHECOTAH — BIVINS, Dortha L., 84, homemaker, died Monday. Services 10:30 a.m. Friday, First Assembly of God, Checotah, Checotah Funeral & Cremation Service.

CHECOTAH — COULTER, Charles, 76, rancher/farmer, died Saturday. Services pending, Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Checotah.

CHECOTAH — HELTON, W. Edd, 78, retired Navy, died Friday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, First Assembly of God, Checotah Funeral & Cremation Service.

CHECOTAH — JERNIGAN, Virgil, 84, retired box machine operator, died Sunday. Services 10 a.m. today, Garrett Family Chapel, Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Checotah.

PORUM — MULLINS, John S., 80, carpenter, died Monday. Services 1:30 p.m. Friday, R.E. Shearwood Memorial Chapel, Stigler, King & Shearwood Funeral Home of Stigler.

TAHLEQUAH — CHISM, Sandra “Kay,” 55, child care provider, died Nov. 1. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Reed-Culver Chapel, Tahlequah, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — KYLE, Marie A., 75, homemaker, died Friday. Services pending, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.



LOCAL TIES

MULDROW — STEWART, Violet Jean, 78, homemaker, died Tuesday. Services 10 a.m. Thursday, Macedonia Cemetery, Uniontown, Ark., Agent Funeral Home, Muldrow.

SKIATOOK — LITTLE, Mary Cecilia, 85, homemaker, died Nov. 1. Services 2 p.m. Saturday, Calvary Hills North Chapel, Dallas, Texas, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

SPIRO — DAILEY, Dorothy Louise, 74, office manager, died Oct. 22. Private family services, Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.

STIGLER — FISHER-BARNES, Danna Rae, 35, licensed practical nurse, died Friday. Services 10 a.m. Thursday, Hulbert High School Gymnasium, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

STILWELL — SULLIVAN, Velmar Gene, 76, movie projectionist, died Monday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Akins Cemetery, Sallisaw, Agent Funeral Home, Sallisaw.

TULSA — WHITE, Elvernon Leroy Jr., 42, died Tuesday. Services pending, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Tulsa Chapel.

WICHITA, Kan. — LEE-GRAYSON, Deloise, died Nov. 1. Services 3 p.m. today, Biglow-Bethea Funeral Home Chapel, Wichita, Kan., Biglow-Bethea Funeral Directors, Wichita, Kan.

WICHITA, Kan. — RAMOS, Mona Lee, 49, died Oct. 26. Services 11 a.m. today, Biglow-Bethea Funeral Home Chapel, Wichita, Kan., Biglow-Bethea Funeral Directors, Wichita, Kan.



SERVICES TODAY

COCHRAN, Jess, 1 p.m., Reed-Culver Chapel, Tahlequah. (Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah)

JERNIGAN, Virgil, 10 a.m., Garrett Family Chapel, Checotah. (Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Checotah)

ROBINSON, Gilberta, 10 a.m., Bradley Belltower Chapel. (Bradley Family Funeral and Cremation Service)