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Obituaries

February 4, 2014

Deaths 02.05.14

LOCAL

GROSS, Earlie Lee, 73, died Monday. Services pending, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors.

LACKEY, Deborah Ellen “Debbie,” 59, stocker, died Sunday. Services 10 a.m. Friday, First Baptist Church, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

McELMURRY, Mitchell Leon, 61, teacher/coach, died Jan. 30. Services 1 p.m. Saturday, Fort Gibson Church of Christ, Cornerstone Funeral Home

SWEARENGIN, Carl Gene, 68, retired Oklahoma Department of Transportation, died Saturday. Services 1 p.m. today, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

TACKETT, Johnnie L., 65, newspaper delivery, died Jan. 30. Services 1 p.m. Friday, Bradley Belltower Chapel, Bradley Funeral Service of Muskogee.

WRIGHT, Virginia Ann, 84, homemaker, died Tuesday. Services pending, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

AREA

CHECOTAH — CASEY, Robert Louis, 48, died Jan. 31. Services 10 a.m. Friday, Checotah Funeral Home Chapel, Checotah Funeral & Cremation Service.

EUFAULA — MORGAN, Barbara Ann, 83, homemaker, died Monday. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, Eufaula Church of Christ, Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home, Eufaula.

FORT GIBSON — BAKER, Dale Richard, 52, AT&T customer service representative, died Friday. Services 11 a.m. Thursday, Grandview Baptist Church, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

HULBERT — SIMMONS, Melvin “Tommy,” 55, security guard, died Saturday. Services pending, Reed-Culver of Tahlequah.

WAGONER — MENEES, Walter, 81, iron worker, died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. today, Shipman Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner, Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner.

WAGONER — PORTELLO, Dennis Michael, 72, can manufacturing plant manager, died Dec. 22. Services 1 p.m. Feb. 8, First Christian Church, Hersman-Nichols Funeral Home, Wagoner.

WAGONER — TURLEY, Ethel Lois, 82, retired Southwestern Bell telephone operator, died Tuesday. Memorial service 1 p.m. Friday, Mallett Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner, Mallett Funeral Home, Wagoner.

WARNER — GRAY, Doyle, 85, died Monday. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Millsap Funeral Service, Webbers Falls.

WELLING — HENDERSON, James “Jim,” 66, therapist, died Tuesday. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Sequoyah High School Gymnasium, Tahlequah, Reed-Culver of Tahlequah.

LOCAL TIES

BROKEN ARROW — EDWARDS, Dora D., 71, died Saturday. Services pending, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors.

FARMINGTON — WOOD, Margaret Faye, 94, cook, died Saturday. Services 1 p.m. today, Roberts & Hart Chapel, Westville, Roberts & Hart Funeral Home, Westville.

GANS — RAU, Bernice Louise, 96, homemaker, died Monday. Services 2 p.m. today, First Assembly of God Church, Gans, Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw.

MINDEN, La. — LEE, Edward Sequoyah, 87, died Saturday. Services 10 a.m. Friday, Millsap Chapel, Webbers Falls, Millsap Funeral Service, Webbers Falls.

OKMULGEE — HUMPHREYS, Deborah Lynn, 57, licensed practical nurse, died Jan. 31. Services 1 p.m. Friday, McClendon-Winters Funeral Home Chapel, Okmulgee, McClendon-Winters Funeral Home, Okmulgee.

OKMULGEE — WATTS, Charla Jo, 53, home healthcare provider, died Sunday. Services 2 p.m. today, McClendon-Winters Funeral Home Chapel, Okmulgee, McClendon-Winters Funeral Home, Okmulgee.

SAWYER — GRIMES, Lucy Catherine, 95, homemaker, died Monday. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Checotah Funeral Home Chapel, Checotah Funeral & Cremation Service.

STILWELL — POLECAT, Ophelia M., 75, homemaker, died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Roberts/Reed-Culver Chapel, Stilwell, Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Stilwell.

STILWELL — TELFORD, Bill M., 71, route supervisor, died Sunday. Services 1 p.m. Thursday, Roberts/Reed-Culver Chapel, Stilwell, Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Stilwell.

TULSA — ATKINS, Paul J., 68, mechanic, died Jan. 31. Services pending, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa.

TULSA — PETTIE-BAKER, Deborah J., 59, mortgage broker, died Jan. 30. Services pending, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa.

TULSA — RYCRAW, LaWanda J., 44, disabled, died Jan. 28. Services 11 a.m. today, Greater Union Baptist Church, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa.

TULSA — SMITTICK, Victor L., 56, furniture mover, died Sunday. Services pending, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa.

SERVICES TODAY

GARRISON, Charles Edward, 2 p.m., Faith Assembly of God Church, Sallisaw. (Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw)

MENEES, Walter, 2 p.m., Shipman Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner. (Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner)

MURRAY, Morris Fay, 10 a.m., Mallory Chapel, Stigler. (Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Stigler)

SWEARENGIN, Carl Gene, 1 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. (Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory)

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