MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

July 22, 2013

Deaths 07.23.13


— LOCAL

BLACKMON, Ruth Imogene, 86, retired licensed practical nurse, died July 18. Services 11 a.m. Thursday, Greenlawn Cemetery, Checotah, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

FORKNER, Norma Josephine “Jo,” 91, homemaker, died Saturday. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday, Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

HAYSLER, Edward Ross, 65, retired from Navy, died Saturday. Services pending, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

HUNT, Gloria Jean, 86, State Farm Insurance secretary, died Friday. Services 10:30 a.m. today, First Baptist Church Chapel, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

WEAVER, Amanda Ruth, 33, Department of Corrections, died July 18. Services 11 a.m. Thursday, Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.



AREA

CHECOTAH — BOLLING, Bill Sr., 86, retired resident agent in charge of the DEA, Saturday. Visitation 5 to 7 p.m. today, Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Checotah. Services 1 p.m. Wednesday, Brush Hill Baptist Church, Checotah, Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Checotah.

CHECOTAH — WALKER, Ralph, 91, retired principal/pastor, died Saturday. Services 1 p.m. today, Calvary Baptist Church, Eufaula, Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Checotah.

EUFAULA — REYNOLDS, Rudolph Floyd, 83, forklift driver, died Friday. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Vivian Baptist Church, Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home and Crematory, Eufaula.

HULBERT — GIRDNER, Fern Virginia, 98, homemaker, died Friday. Services 10 a.m. today, First Baptist Church, Hulbert, Mallett Funeral Home, Wagoner.

PARK HILL — ROMAIN, Jessica, 20, laborer, died Sunday. Services pending, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

PORTER — BEBOUT, Robert T. “Bud,” 84, lineman, died Sunday. Visitation 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, Shipman Funeral Home and Crematory, Wagoner. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Shipman Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner, Shipman Funeral Home and Crematory, Wagoner.

TAHLEQUAH — CRAWFORD, Peggy J., 85, real estate associate, died Sunday. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday, Marble City Cemetery, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — HATFIELD, Deborah Sue, 64, library assistant, died Friday. Private family services, Hart Funeral Home of Tahlequah.

WAGONER — PONDS, Anna R., 86, homemaker, died Saturday. Services pending, Shipman Funeral Home and Crematory, Wagoner.

WAGONER — SHIELDS, Jay Arthur, 42, Class A mechanic, died Saturday. Memorial service to be held at a later date, Mallett Funeral Home, Wagoner.

WAGONER — WILSON, Richmond “Bill,” 100, engineer, died July 15. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Shipman Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner, Shipman Funeral Home and Crematory, Wagoner.



LOCAL TIES

BEGGS — ELDREDGE, John, 76, Eldredge Well Service owner/operator, died Sunday. Services pending, McClendon-Winters Funeral Home, Beggs.

CATOOSA — GREEN, Shirley M., 58, house keeper, died Friday. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday, Pettit Cemetery, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

MULDROW — WATKINS, Harlan Oscar, 57, Baldor shift supervisor, died Friday. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday, Agent Mallory-Martin Chapel, Muldrow, Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw.

STIGLER — GANNAWAY, Lela Faye, 94, homemaker, died Sunday. Services 1 p.m. Thursday, Main Street Baptist Church, Stigler, Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Stigler.

TULSA — COX, Freddy H., 61, retired landscaper/minister, died Saturday. Services pending, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa.



SERVICES TODAY

BUCK, Nadine, 2 p.m., First Baptist Church, Eufaula. (Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home and Crematory, Eufaula)

GIRDNER, Fern Virginia, 10 a.m., First Baptist Church, Hulbert. (Mallett Funeral Home, Wagoner)

HUNT, Gloria Jean, 10:30 a.m., First Baptist Church Chapel. (Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory)

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

WALKER, Ralph, 1 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church, Eufaula. (Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Checotah)