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Obituaries

November 7, 2012

Deaths 11.8.12

— LOCAL

BENSON, Loretta, 76, died Monday. Services 2 p.m. today, Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

CHRISTOPHER, David Wayne Jr., 51, heavy equipment operator/evangelist, died Oct. 25. Services pending, Shipman’s Muskogee Cremation & Funeral Service.

DILL, Edith, 76, homemaker, died Wednesday. Services noon Tuesday, Elm Grove Assembly of God, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.  

DURANT, Rickie Lee, 51, maintenance worker, died Sunday. Services pending, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

EVANS, Johnny Jasper, 79, retired carpenter, died Tuesday. Visitation 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Foster-Petering Funeral Home. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, Foster’s Ivory Chapel, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

FOWLKES, Shirley E., 99, retired Shirley’s Recreation Center owner, died Tuesday. Services 2 p.m. today, Bristow City Cemetery, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

HENDRICKS, W.E. “Skip,” 66, retired state trooper, died Monday. Services 1 p.m. today, Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

PONDEXTER, Jasper, 78, retired from Tyson, died Nov. 2. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

PRESLEY, Jackie A., 73, retired Muskogee Machine and Welding owner, died Monday. Services 10 a.m. today, Green Country Funeral Home Chapel, Tahlequah, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

THOMPSON, Ester Jean, 88, antique dealer, died Monday. Services pending, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

TURNEY, William “Bill,” 89, died Monday. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Eastern Heights Baptist Church, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

WRIGHT, Lorine, 62, died Wednesday. Services pending, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

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BRAGGS — DECKER, Kelly Jean, 55, professional chef/truck driver, died Saturday. Services 10:30 a.m. today, Church of Christ, Braggs, Millsap Funeral Service, Fort Gibson.

CHECOTAH — BIVINS, Dortha L., 84, homemaker, died Monday. Services 10:30 a.m. Friday, First Assembly of God, Checotah Funeral & Cremation Service, Checotah.

CHECOTAH — COULTER, Charles, 76, rancher/farmer, died Saturday. Services pending, Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Checotah.

CHECOTAH — HELTON, W. Edd, 78, retired Navy, died Friday. Services 2 p.m. today, First Assembly of God, Checotah Funeral & Cremation Service.

TAHLEQUAH — CHISM, Sandra “Kay,” 55, day care provider, died Nov. 1. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Reed-Culver Chapel, Tahlequah, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — HARLOW, Myrtle J., 77, Social Services site manager, died Tuesday. Services 2 p.m. Friday, First Baptist Church, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — JENKINS, Barbara Jo, 76, homemaker, died Tuesday. Services pending, Hart Funeral Home of Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — KYLE, Marie, 75, homemaker, died Nov. 2. Services pending, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

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