MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

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.



AREA

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.



LOCAL TIES

EDMOND (formerly of Muskogee) — ALEXANDER, Adrian Jamal “A.J.” 24, laborer, died Oct. 28. Visitation 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Muskogee Chapel. Services 1 p.m. Saturday, Faith Deliverance Christian Center, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Muskogee Chapel.

ROCKY FORD — FIELDS, Janie, 84, homemaker, died Tuesday. Services pending, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

SALLISAW — PHILPOT, Wesley Doyal, 89, died Tuesday. Services noon today, Mallory-Martin Chapel, Sallisaw, Agent Funeral Home, Wagoner.

SKIATOOK — LITTLE, Mary Cecilia, 85, homemaker, died Nov. 1. Services 2 p.m. Saturday, Calvary Hills North Chapel, Dallas, Texas, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

STILWELL — HENDRIX, Virginia Maxine, 86, homemaker, died Wednesday. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Hart Funeral Home Chapel, Stilwell, Hart Funeral Home, Stilwell.

TULSA — DUNN, Deyon’ta Eugene, 20, laborer, died Nov. 2. Visitation 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa. Services 1 p.m. Saturday, Evangelistic Church Sanctuary, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa.

TULSA (formerly of Okmulgee) — MANNING, Wyina Lee (Williams), 77, domestic technician, died Tuesday. Visitation noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Okmulgee Chapel. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, Beggs City Cemetery, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Okmulgee Chapel.

TULSA — THOMAS, Alonzo, 82, retired Oklahoma Steel grinder, died Nov. 1. Visitation 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Morning Star Baptist Church, Dyer Memorial Chapel. Tulsa.

TULSA — WHITE, Elvernon Leroy Jr., 42, died Tuesday. Visitation 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Tulsa Chapel. Wake service 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Tulsa Chapel. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, Friendship Church, Tulsa, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Tulsa Chapel.



SERVICES TODAY

BENSON, Loretta, 2 p.m., Fort Gibson National Cemetery. (Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home)

CARRY, Josh, 11 a.m., Stigler First Assembly of God. (King-Shearwood Funeral Home of Stigler)

DECKER, Kelly Jean, 10:30 a.m., Church of Christ, Braggs. (Millsap Funeral Service, Fort Gibson)

FISHER-BARNES, Danna Rae, 10 a.m., Hulbert High School Gymnasium. (Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah)

HENDRICKS, W.E. “Skip,” 1 p.m., Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel. (Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory)

JACKSON, Doris Lavonne, 2 p.m., Mallory-Martin Chapel, Sallisaw. (Agent Funeral Home, Sallisaw)

STEWART, Violet Jean, 10 a.m., Macedonia Cemetery, Uniontown, Ark. (Agent Funeral Home, Muldrow)

SULLIVAN, Velmar Gene, 2 p.m., Akins Cemetery, Sallisaw. (Agent Funeral Home, Sallisaw)