MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

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)