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Obituaries

November 16, 2012

Deaths.11.17.12

— LOCAL

ALLISON, Clayborn Gene, 51, died Monday. Services pending, Shipman’s Muskogee Cremation & Funeral Service.

BROOKS, Joann Geneva, 58, homemaker, died Sunday. No services planned, Shipman’s Muskogee Cremation & Funeral Service.

COTE, Wayne Irving, 67, retired Quality Assurance director, died Friday. Services pending, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

SHOEMAKE, Bobbie Ruth, 79, died Wednesday. Services 10 a.m. today, Calvary Baptist Church, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

SMITH, Michael Shane, 38, business owner, died Wednesday. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Boulevard Christian Church, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

WRIGHT, James E., 55, sales, died Nov. 10. Services pending, Bradley Funeral Services of Muskogee.

AREA

CHECOTAH — BRIAND, Dorothy R., 89, retired, died Thursday. Services pending, Checotah Funeral and Cremation Service.

CHECOTAH — LaFAVER, Panzy E. “Deb,” 88, retired horticulturalist, died Thursday. Services 2 p.m. today, First Baptist Church of Checotah, Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Checotah.

CHECOTAH — LEMLEY, Thelma, 94, retired White Stag machine operator/homemaker, died Friday. Services pending, Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Checotah.

EUFAULA — GRIFFITH, Russell Gene, 81, truck driver, died Tuesday. Services 2 p.m. today, First Free Will Baptist Church, Eufaula, Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory, Eufaula.

EUFAULA — OTTO, Betty, 79, housewife, died Wednesday. Services pending, Checotah Funeral & Cremation Service.

HULBERT — WHITEKILLER, Lizzie Jane, 96, Cherokee Nation community health representative, died Wednesday. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Reed-Culver Chapel, Tahlequah, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

PORTER — FRIEND, Erma L., 84, homemaker, died Wednesday. Visitation 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner. Services 3 p.m. Monday, Shipman Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner, Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner.

WAGONER — PHILLIPS-LAIRD, Katherine M. (Kay), 87, homemaker, died Thursday. Visitation 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Mallett Funeral Home, Wagoner. Rosary service 7 p.m. Sunday, Mallett Chapel, Wagoner, Mallett Funeral Home, Wagoner. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Holy Cross Catholic Church, Wagoner, Mallett Funeral Home, Wagoner.

LOCAL TIES

BROKEN ARROW — CAMP, Johnny, 75, heavy equipment operator, died Thursday. Visitation 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Century Cathederal Church, Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner.

CHOCTAW — HAWS, Mable, 89, homemaker, died Thursday. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Eastern Heights Baptist Church, Hibbs Funeral Home, Choctaw.

HECTORVILLE — LEE, Mary Louise, 95, hospital nurse’s aid, died Thursday. Visitation 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, McClendon-Winters Funeral Home, Beggs. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, First Assembly of God Church, Beggs, McClendon-Winters Funeral Home, Beggs.

MULDROW — RIGGS, Rose Alma, 93, homemaker, died Thursday. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Mineral Springs Freewill Baptist Church, Muldrow, Agent Funeral Home, Muldrow.

OKMULGEE — PARKER, James Edward, 68, City of Okmulgee employee, died Friday. Services pending, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Okmulgee Chapel.

POTEAU — FISHER, John Henry, 91, self-employed, died Oct. 19. Services 2 p.m. today, Mallory Chapel, Stigler, Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Stigler.

SALLISAW — FRIEND, Charles Edward, 77, trained CIA agents for President Johnson/ordained minister, died Monday. Cremation under the direction of Agent Funeral Home, Sallisaw.

SALLISAW — MELTON, Clara Helen, 91, sales clerk, died Thursday. Cremation under the direction of Agent Funeral Home, Sallisaw.

SALLISAW — MORROW, Roy Edwin, 72, Corp of Engineers powerplant operator, died Wednesday. Services 10 a.m. Monday, U.S. National Cemetery, Fort Smith, Ark., Agent & Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw.

SPIRO — HARPER, Billy Don, 57, died Friday. Services 2 p.m. Monday, First Baptist Church, Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.

SPIRO — SHAW, Loretta “Rita,” 62, Whirlpool employee, died Sunday. Services noon today, Harvest Hill Assembly of God Church, Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.

WEWOKA — FOSTER, Billie Jean, 74, died Thursday. Services pending, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

SERVICES TODAY

LaFAVER, Panzy E. “Deb,” 2 p.m., First Baptist Church, Checotah. (Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Checotah)

MAYTON, Pricella Ann, 11 a.m., Hart Funeral Chapel, Tahlequah. (Hart Funeral Home, Tahlequah)

SHAW, Loretta “Rita,” noon, Harvest Hill Assembly of God Church. (Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro)

SHOEMAKE, Bobbie Ruth, 10 a.m., Calvary Baptist Church. (Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home)

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