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Obituaries

March 25, 2013

Deaths 03.26.13

— LOCAL

BURWELL, Sherman Lee, 79, retired Fort Howard electrical engineer, died Sunday. Services 3 p.m. Wednesday, Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

BUTLER, Jack Lee, 88, retired Muskogee Assemblers, died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Muskogee First Church of the Nazarene, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

CHAMBERS, Jackie Ray, 70, manager, died Sunday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Southeast Baptist Church, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

CLARK, James O., 72, Bethany Presbyterian Church music director, died Friday. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday, Bethany Presbyterian Church, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

CRIBB, Harold Dean Windle, 76, mechanic, died March 19. Services pending, Shipman’s Muskogee Cremation & Funeral Service.

ELLER, Betty J., 88, retired Metropolitan Insurance, died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Boulevard Christian Church, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

JONES, Rosie M., 64, nurse aide, died Monday. Services pending, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa.

KAAD, William, 87, banker, died Monday. Services 10 a.m. Friday, Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

McDONALD, Billy Joe, 66, died Saturday. Services pending, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

TEEL, Violet L., 79, retired bookkeeper, died March 17. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

AREA

CHECOTAH — EUBANKS, Regina, 23, Eufaula Manor Nursing Home certified nurse assistant, died Thursday. Services 2 p.m. today, First Free Will Baptist Church, Checotah, Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Checotah.

EUFAULA — MURRAY, Harold, 72, painter, died March 19. Services pending, Shipman’s Muskogee Cremation & Funeral Service.

PARK HILL — SMITH, Bert L., 64, Georgia-Pacific machine operator, died Saturday. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday, Tahlequah City Cemetery, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — WHITWORTH, Yolanda E. “Beth,” 85, secondary education teacher, died Saturday. Services pending, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

LOCAL TIES

BUNCH — FOWLER, Leona, 88, lab technician, died Monday. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday, Bunch Cemetery, Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Stilwell.

CAMERON — BITSKO, Pansy Lee, 78, computer operator, died Sunday. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday, Fairhill Cemetery, Cameron, Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.

CLAREMORE — BROWN, Beverly, 69, homemaker, died March 21. Visitation 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Hersman-Nichols Funeral Home, Wagoner. Services 10 a.m. Thursday, Full Gospel Lighthouse Church, Wagoner, Hersman-Nichols Funeral Home, Wagoner.

MULDROW — ROBERDS, Charles Orville, 73, retired First National Bank of Fort Smith, Ark., died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Agent Mallory-Martin Chapel, Muldrow, Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Muldrow.

OKMULGEE — COLE, Opal Belle Clevenger, 89, homemaker, died Sunday. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Okmulgee Cemetery, McClendon-Winters Funeral Home, Okmulgee.

OKMULGEE — VIVAR, Neives Elmo Jr., 89, retired refinery employee, died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Okmulgee Cemetery, McClendon-Winters Funeral Home, Okmulgee.

QUINTON (formerly of Eufaula) — WEST, Lila “Rose,” 75, homemaker, died Sunday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Lindsey Chapel Baptist Church, Texanna Road, Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory, Eufaula.

SALLISAW — WOODY, Samuel Lee, 35, truck driver, died March 14. Services 11 a.m. Thursday, Agent Mallory-Martin Chapel, Sallisaw, Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw.

SPIRO — WORTHAM, James “Jimbo,” 28, self-employed, died Sunday. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Mallory-Martin Chapel, Spiro, Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.

STIGLER — SUTTON, Travis C. Jr., 39, disabled, died Sunday. Services 10 a.m. Thursday, Mallory Chapel, Stigler, Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Stigler.

TULSA — LOWE-WHITE, Michelle Denise, 48, Morton Health Clinic medical records, died March 18. Visitation 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa. Services 1 p.m. Thursday, Dyer Chapel, Tulsa, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa.

TULSA — PALMER, Vernon Matthew “Wolfe,” 73, retired American Airlines crew chief, died March 20. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday, Morning Star Baptist Church, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa.

TULSA (formerly of Muskogee) — WILSON, Edwina Y. “Winnie,” 73, social worker, died Sunday. Services pending, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa.

VIAN — McConnell, Wanda Lee, 81, retired nurses assistant, died Sunday. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday, Vian Creek Baptist Church, Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw.

SERVICES TODAY

BURR, Bobby Lee Sr., 2 p.m., Oak Leaf Room Quinton Chapel. (Hunn & Black Funeral Home, Quinton)

EUBANKS, Regina, 2 p.m., First Free Will Baptist Church, Checotah. (Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Checotah)

GARRISON, Rose “Marie,” 11 a.m., Reed-Culver Chapel, Tahlequah. (Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah)

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