MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

February 7, 2013

Deaths 02.08.13


— LOCAL

ATKINSON, Eola Mae, 93, Sonic Drive-In manager, died Jan. 29. Visitation noon to 6 p.m. today, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Greater Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors.

BOROVETZ, Marvelene, 70, teacher, died Thursday. Services pending, Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Checotah.

COPE, Earl Gene Jr., 47, laborer, died Wednesday. Services pending, Ragsdale Funeral Center.

COPUS, Jack L., 70, OG&E mechanic, died Tuesday. Services 2 p.m. today, Bradley Funeral Chapel, Fort Gibson, Bradley Funeral Service of Fort Gibson.

DEERE, Leslie Ann, 49, homemaker, died Wednesday. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

DURANT, George F., 71, retired mechanic, died Feb. 2. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

LOGAN, Cory Sylvester, 27, died Wednesday. Services pending, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors.

McCLAIN, Don, 68, died Feb. 2. Services 2 p.m. Saturday, Starrett Funeral Home Chapel, Paris, Texas, Starrett Funeral Home, Paris, Texas.

MILLIGAN, Norma Jean, 60, certified public accountant, died Thursday. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Greenhill Cemetery, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

RIDGEL, Flora Dean, 61, home health aide, died Wednesday. Services pending, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors.



AREA

CHECOTAH — BERRY, Mary Louise, 86, retired AT&T, died Jan. 29. Services 1 p.m. Saturday, Checotah Funeral Service Chapel, Checotah Funeral & Cremation Service.

CHECOTAH — MUNSELL, Howard, 87, pastor, died Thursday. Services pending, Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

CHECOTAH  — SORRENSON, Kenneth “Ken,” 80, aerospace engineer, died Tuesday. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Garrett Family Funeral Home Chapel, Checotah, Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Checotah.

COUNCIL HILL — ALLEN, Don, 72, farmer, died Monday. Services 1 p.m. today, Garrett Family Funeral Home Chapel, Checotah, Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Checotah.

COUNCIL HILL — REUST, Lloyd, 85, welder, died Wednesday. Services 1 p.m. Saturday, Garrett Family Funeral Home Chapel, Checotah, Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Checotah.

GORE — LEICHLITER, Willodene Martha, 95, homemaker, died Tuesday. Services pending, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

PORTER — TIBBS, Tony H., 90, retired, died Sunday. Services 11 a.m. today, Vernon Cemetery, Coweta, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

TAHLEQUAH — CHAUDOIN, Benks, 87, farmer, died Thursday. Services pending, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — MAHAN, Paul A., 68, janitor, died Sunday. Services 10 a.m. today, Fairview Cemetery, Pryor, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — VAN BUSKIRK, Emma, 86, homemaker, died Thursday. Services pending, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

WAGONER — DETRICK, Brandi Marie, 34, homemaker, died Monday. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, Shipman Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner, Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner.

WAGONER — REDFERN, David Lee Sr., 79, died Tuesday. Services 2 p.m. today, First Baptist Church, Wagoner, Hersman-Nichols Funeral Home, Wagoner.

WEBBERS FALLS — RICHARDSON, David H., 78, farmer, died Wednesday. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Church of Jesus Christ, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.



LOCAL TIES



COLCORD — FRAZIER, Walter Franklin, 73, heavy equipment operator, died Wednesday. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Hall Cemetery, Natural Dam, Ark., Hart Funeral Home of Stilwell.

KINGFISHER — HUCKINS, Jack C., 72, died Wednesday. Services 2 p.m. Monday, First Christian Church, Kingfisher, Sanders Funeral Service, Kingfisher.

IDABEL — KVEUM, Ricky Dean, 64, rancher, died Tuesday. Services pending, Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner.

INOLA — THOMPSON, Lori M., 51, turnpike cashier, died Monday. Services 2 p.m. today, Green Country Funeral Home Chapel, Tahlequah, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

MEDFORD, Ore. — RUBEN, Kenneth Harold, 88, retired U.S. Marine Corps, died Jan. 25. Memorial service 1 p.m. Saturday, Three Rivers Cemetery, Okay, Okla., Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives, Medford, Ore.

OKMULGEE — HARMAN, Gary B., 73, retired surveying engineer, died Wednesday. Services pending, McClendon-Winters Funeral Home, Okmulgee.

POTEAU — MURPHY, Lavon, 67, cake decorator, died Tuesday. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Victory Worship, Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.

RALEIGH, N.C. — RUSSELL, John Homer, 92, restaurant owner, died Jan. 30. Services 11 a.m. today, Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner.

SAPULPA (formerly of Oktaha) — COWAN, Shirley J., 77, retired, died Thursday. Services pending, Bradley Funeral Service of Muskogee.

STIGLER — SEYBOLD, Mary Kathleen, 84, registered nurse, died Thursday. Services pending, Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Stigler.

TULSA — PONDER-WILLIAMS, Jean Elizabeth, 79, home health care provider, died Tuesday. Visitation noon to 7 p.m. today, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Tulsa Chapel. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Full Gospel Outreach Ministries, Tulsa, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Tulsa Chapel.



SERVICES TODAY



ALLEN, Don, 1 p.m., Garrett Family Funeral Home Chapel, Checotah. (Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Checotah)

APPLE, Pauline, 2 p.m., Mallory Chapel, Stigler. (Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Stigler)

BREEDLOVE, Carl Junior, 10 a.m., Porum Assembly of God Church. (Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Stigler)

CAVES, Stephen Joseph, 10 a.m., Copeland Cemetery, Sallisaw. (Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw)

COPUS, Jack L., 2 p.m., Bradley Funeral Chapel, Fort Gibson. (Bradley Funeral and Cremation Service, Fort Gibson.)

OWENS, Elsie Mae, 10 a.m., Keota Assembly of God. (Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Stigler)

REDFERN, David Lee Sr., 2 p.m., First Baptist Church, Wagoner. (Hersman-Nichols Funeral Home, Wagoner)

RUSSELL, John Homer, 11 a.m., Fort Gibson National Cemetery. (Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner)

THOMPSON, Lori M., 2 p.m., Green Country Funeral Home Chapel, Tahlequah. (Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah)

TIBBS, Tony H., 11 a.m., Vernon Cemetery, Coweta. (Foster-Petering Funeral Home)

VIRDEN, Dennis Lee, 10:30 a.m., Quinton City Cemetery. (Mallory-Martin Funeral Home & Crematory, Stigler)