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Obituaries

April 16, 2013

Deaths 04.17.13

— LOCAL

DEERY, Francis Earl “Pete” Jr., 89, Department of Defense, died Monday. Services pending, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

GIBSON, Lela F., 103, retired teacher, died April 12. Services 10 a.m. Friday, Greenhill Cemetery, Bradley Funeral Service of Muskogee.

GRAY, John Robert, 89, pharmacist, died Sunday. Services 1:30 p.m. Friday, Rowsey Chapel at St. Paul United Methodist Church, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

AREA

FORT GIBSON — SKILLESTAD, Lena “Linda” Marie, 79, office manager, died Saturday. Services 10 a.m. today, Millsap Funeral Service Chapel, Fort Gibson, Millsap Funeral Service, Fort Gibson.

FORT GIBSON — SLINKER, Glen David, 66, retired Fort Howard Paper Co., died Monday. Services 10 a.m. Thursday, First Nazarene Church, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

WAGONER — ACQUAYE, Rosemary Ayokor, 58, Walmart, died Tuesday. Services pending, Mallett Funeral Home, Wagoner.

WAGONER — GOFORTH, Stephen, 76, truck driver, died Tuesday. Services pending, Shipman Funeral Home and Crematory, Wagoner.

WAGONER — OGDEN, Lawrence, 88, air craft mechanic, died Sunday. Services 9:30 a.m. Friday, Reed Culver Chapel, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

WAGONER — SPRIGGS, Billie Jewell, 80, died Sunday. Services 10 a.m. today, First Baptist Church, Wagoner, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

WAGONER — WINN, Deborah, Irene, 61, caregiver, died Sunday. Visitation 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Mallett Funeral Home, services 11:30 a.m. Friday, Cornerstone Community Church of the Nazarene, Mallett Funeral Home, Wagoner.

WARNER — JONES, Orville “Skinny,” 82, died Saturday. Services 1 p.m. Thursday, First Assembly of God Church, Warner, Millsap Funeral Service, Webbers Falls.

LOCAL TIES

OKMULGEE — DeJEAR, Ervin Paul, 81, construction worker, died April 11. Visitation noon to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Uganda Martyr’s Catholic Church, Okmulgee, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Okmulgee.

OKMULGEE — LITTLEJOHN, Eunice, 73, retired from government, died Monday. Services 2:30 p.m., Chapel of Remembrance, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Okmulgee chapel.

OKMULGEE — McGLORIE, Steven, 19, died April 12. Services 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Okmulgee High School Brock Gymnasium, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Okmulgee chapel.

QUINTON — KING, Arnold Lester, 87, soil conservationist, died Friday. Services 2 p.m. today, Palestine Community Church, Quinton, Hunn, Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory, Eufaula.

STIGLER — MOUSER, Jack, 79, retired Air Force, died Tuesday. Services 10 a.m. Friday, First Baptist Church, Stigler, Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Stigler.

TULSA — ISOM, Johnny, 67, died Tuesday. Services pending, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Tulsa chapel.

TULSA — GANT, Valorie Lanell, 52, Hewlett Packard analyst, died April 13. Visitation 1 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, Praise Christian Faith Center, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Tulsa chapel.

TULSA — WILLIAMS, Janis A., 79, retired Carver Middle School educator, died April 12. Visitation 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Rosary 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, North Peoria Church of Christ, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Tulsa chapel.

TULSA (formerly of Okmulgee) — WILLIAMS, Velvet, 90, homemaker, died Monday. Services pending, House of Winn, Okmulgee.

WICHITA, Kan. — WASHINGTON, George, 64, died Saturday. Services pending, Biglow-Bethea Funeral Directors.

WICHITA, Kan. — YOUNGBLOOD, Gloria, 58, died Tuesday. Services pending, Biglow-Bethea Funeral Directors.

SERVICES TODAY

KOHLER, Vernie Lee, 11 a.m., U.S. National Cemetery, Fort Smith, Ark. (Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw)

OVERMYER, Harold Wayne, 2 p.m., Akins Cemetery, Sallisaw. (Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw)

SKILLESTAD, Lena Marie “Linda,” 10 a.m., Millsap Funeral Service Chapel, Fort Gibson. (Millsap Funeral Service, Fort Gibson)

SPRIGGS, Billie Jewell, 10 a.m., First Baptist Church, Wagoner. (Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home, Muskogee)

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