MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

October 22, 2013

Deaths 10.23.13


— LOCAL

BALES, Betty Jo (Morris), 88, school teacher, died Monday. Services 10 a.m. Friday, First United Methodist Church, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

BUCHANAN, John K., 63, OG&E mechanic, died Friday. Services pending, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors.

ENTZ, Sherry Nell, 73, homemaker, died Tuesday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, First United Methodist Church, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

GEORGE, Willis A. Sr. “Buddy,” 67, electronics technician, died Monday. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

SHOATS, Ursula Helen, 86, day care owner, died Oct. 15. Services 11 a.m. Thursday, First Lutheran Church, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

TOLLETT, Lonnie Mae, 88, retired public school teacher, died Oct. 16. Visitation 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Granger-House of Winn Funeral Home. Services 11 a.m. Friday, African Methodist Episcopal Church Ward Chapel, Granger-House of Winn Funeral Home.



AREA

CHECOTAH — ADAMS, Ila, 90, homemaker, died Monday. Services 1 p.m. Thursday, Serenity Chapel of Garrett Family Funeral Home, Checotah, Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Checotah.

COOKSON — ADAMS, Joe K., 80, Phillips Petroleum supervisor, died Sunday. Services 10 a.m. today, Cookson United Methodist Church, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

HULBERT — ANDREWS, Deborah, 57, homemaker, died Tuesday. Services pending, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

PORTER — MERRILL, Minnie Mae, 91, homemaker, died Monday. Visitation 4 to 6 p.m. today, Mallett Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Porter First Baptist Church, Mallett Funeral Home, Wagoner.

TAHLEQUAH — BLAKE, David L., 62, chaplain, died Sunday. Services 2 p.m. Friday, First Baptist Church, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

WAGONER — THORNBURG, David, 33, carpenter, died Monday. Services pending, Mallett Funeral Home, Wagoner.



LOCAL TIES

CLEVELAND (formerly of Muskogee) — THORNBURG, Rita Lee, 77, retired public school teacher, died Oct. 14. Memorial service 3 p.m. Sunday, Western Heights Baptist Church, Cleveland, Add’Vantage Funeral Service, Tulsa.

COWETA — BATY, Mary Louise, 88, surgical nurse, died Saturday. Services 10 a.m. today, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home Chapel, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

HOYT — HARP, Charles, 73, salvage, died Tuesday. Services pending, King & Shearwood Funeral Home of Stigler.

ROLAND — PYLE, Nancy Janiece, 74, Roland Public School secretary, died Monday. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Muldrow, Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Muldrow.

SALLISAW — JONES, Arlis Eugene, 87, died Monday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Sallisaw City Cemetery, Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw.

STIGLER — CRELIA, Neoma M., 72, died Tuesday. Services pending, King & Shearwood Funeral Home of Stigler.

STILWELL — COVEY, L.C., 94, Oklahoma Natural Gas parts manager, died Saturday. Services 10 a.m. Thursday, Roberts/Reed-Culver Chapel, Stilwell, Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Stilwell.

TULSA — BORENS, Alphonso, 49, cook, died Tuesday. Services pending, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Tulsa Chapel.



SERVICES TODAY

BATY, Mary Louise, 10 a.m., Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home Chapel. (Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home)

HOLMAN, Ricky Wayne, 10 a.m., First Assembly of God Church, Sallisaw. (Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw)

NEWMAN, William D. “Bill,” 10:30 a.m., Kelley Memorial Chapel, Eufaula. (Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory, Eufaula)

ROBBINS, John M., 2 p.m., First Baptist Church, Eufaula. (Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory, Eufaula)