MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

October 11, 2013

THANK YOU 10.12.13


— THANK YOU for all the cards, food, calls, money, and visits during the sickness and death of our loved one. It brought so much comfort knowing so many cared about him. Special thanks to Hospice of the Cherokees for the care he received the last three weeks of his life. Pastor Mattox, the horse drawn hearse was the most perfect way to take him to his final resting place. Thank you again for everything.

James Jaynes’ family



ON BEHALF of the Muskogee Lady Rougher volleyball program, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the people who showed their support for us this season. Each and every night we had a packed gym, with amazing fans. The student body was awesome, and the families and friends of our players helped make that gym a wonderful place to play.

To the faculty and staff who were there, Coach Jefferson and Mr. Gay, and other coaches who showed up nightly, I want to say thank you so much. I wish all of you all the success in the world in your seasons. It is because of support like we have received that we have been able to build a program from scratch and continue to improve each year.

I am truly blessed to be a part of Muskogee High and Muskogee volleyball, and can’t wait to continue building a strong program for the city. I would also like to thank the players who sacrifice so much of their time to be a part of the program, and the parents for allowing them to do so. It’s a great day to be a Rougher!

John Hammer

Head Volleyball Coach



I WOULD like to thank everyone who came to Mrs. Ida Jones 91st birthday party and made it a success. Special thanks goes out to Mrs. Beverly Dorn and Fo Mo Tenors, Mrs. Carrie Grayson, Mrs. Stella Derrick, Mrs. Loretta Reed, Mrs. Stephanie Anderson, Mrs. B.J. Smith, Nursing Home Staff, Mrs. Barbara Barrett, and the list goes on. Also I would like to thank the ones who sent and bought gifts. May God bless everyone and once again thank you so very much.

Mozeal Jones



ON THURSDAY, Oct. 3, 2013, a group of Muskogee Episcopalians went to St. Paul’s Cathedral in Oklahoma City to celebrate the life of The Reverend Max B. Berry Jr. It was a sad but joyful day as we were reminded of what an extraordinary man Max was and how fortunate we were to have him with us in Muskogee for 14 years.

Max was born in Muskogee in 1937 and as a young boy was an Acolyte at Grace Episcopal Church. He moved with his family to Oklahoma City in the ’40s, where he graduated from high school and the University of Oklahoma, then later from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in Chicago. Max loved the thought that he began and ended his active ministry at Grace. In 2004 he and his wife Carole retired to Oklahoma City to be near their four children. He was a wonderful and compassionate friend to everyone in Muskogee who knew him and touched lives wherever he went.

If you would like for Carole to know that you will always remember Max, send your condolences to Grace Episcopal Church, 218 North 6th, Muskogee, OK 74401, and they will be forwarded to Carole. God bless the Berry family

Dorothy Fite