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January 28, 2013

Grace Goldie Escoe Jones

1920 - 2013

— Funeral services for Grace Goldie Escoe Jones, 92, of Muskogee, OK, will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at Butler Creek Indian Baptist Church in Oktaha, OK, with Pastor Norman Daniels officiating.

Pallbearers will be Stormy Miller, Timmie Purdin, Michael Vieira, Tony Purdin, Joseph Vieira, and Joseph Vieira Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Broyles, Rickey Purdin Jr, Bill Parnel, and Cary Porterfield. Burial will be in Butler Creek Cemetery in Oktaha, OK, under the direction of Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home of Muskogee.

Grace was born April 11, 1920 in Oktaha, OK, the daughter of Walter and Sarah (Marcum) Escoe and died Sunday, January 27, 2013 at her home. Grace was a long-time resident of the area and taught piano for 50 years.

Survivors include her daughter, Phyllis Weber of Muskogee; eight grandchildren, Raymond Broyles Jr. of Muskogee, Stacie Hoard of Fort Walton Beach, FL, Sharon McMahon of Muskogee, Rick Purdin of Killeen, TX, Rusty Purdin of Huntington, West Virginia, Tina Webb of Ironton, OH, Tony Purdin of Muskogee, Starla Vieira of Muskogee; 15 great-grandchildren; ten great-great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two daughters, Loretta Purdin and Gloria Fine; three brothers; two sisters; and one grandson, Cary Porterfield

A wake will be held at 6:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home Chapel.

In memory of Grace, the family suggests memorial donations to St. Francis Hospice, 1114 W. Broadway, Muskogee, OK, 74401.

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