MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

May 6, 2013

Deaths 05.07.13


— LOCAL

DOWNING, Charles “Chuck,” 70, died Monday. Services pending, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

HAGGARD, Robert A., 89, retired from First National Bank, died Sunday. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday, First United Methodist Church, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

SIMPSON, Sarah L., 50, nurse’s aide, died Sunday. Services pending, Ragsdale Funeral Center.

YOTHER, Jesse Olen, 76, plumbing contractor, died Thursday. Visitation 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel. Private family service planned, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.



AREA

CHECOTAH — HALE, Juanita, 88, retired Cedar Manor Nursing Home aide, died Sunday. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Serenity Chapel of Garrett Family Funeral Home, Checotah, Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Checotah.

EUFAULA — BLAIR, Edna Louise, 92, Eufaula Anchor Paint Store owner/operator, died Sunday. Visitation 5 to 7 p.m. today, Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home and Crematory, Eufaula. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday, Lake Eufaula Christian Church, Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home and Crematory, Eufaula.

EUFAULA — HENSON, Russell Wayne, 70, died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Greenwood Cemetery, Eufaula, Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home and Crematory, Eufaula.

OKTAHA — SMITH, James A. “Jimmy,” 72, heavy-equipment operator, died Thursday. Services 10 a.m. today, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Foster-Petering Funeral Home, Muskogee.

PARK HILL — HOLLOWAY, Joan A., 82, homemaker, died Monday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Reed-Culver Chapel, Tahlequah, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — BRANCH, Vina I., 74, homemaker, died Saturday. Services 1 p.m. today, Moody Cemetery, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — HOUSEHOLDER, Jean, 80, bank teller, died Saturday. Services pending, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — RICHARDSON, Jennifer N., 63, retired, died Saturday. Services 11 a.m. Thursday, Church of Lord Jesus Christ, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

WAGONER — CROCKER, Jack Raymond Jr., 71, electrical engineer, died Sunday. Memorial service 2 p.m. May 18, First Christian Church, Wagoner, Mallett Funeral Home, Wagoner.

WAGONER — GORDON-FAVORITE, Mary June, 82, inspector, died April 29. Services pending, Shipman Funeral Home and Crematory, Wagoner.

WAGONER — MUNS, Steven Michael, 47, electrician, died Monday. Services pending, Mallett Funeral Home, Wagoner.

WAGONER — SCOTT, Jessica Lynn, 36, customer service representative, died Saturday. Services pending, Shipman Funeral Home and Crematory, Wagoner.



LOCAL TIES

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (formerly of Wybark Community) — HIGHTOWER, Reecy Williams, 82, nurse, died April 26. Visitation 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Central Missionary Baptist Church. Services noon Wednesday, Central Missionary Baptist Church, Ragsdale Funeral Center.

McCURTAIN — POWELL, Gracie, 91, cook, died Monday. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, McCurtain First Baptist Church, Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Stigler.

MULDROW — SPENCE, Mildred D., 77, retired, died Friday. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Cottonwood Freewill Baptist Church, Muldrow, Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Muldrow.

SALLISAW — KING, Debra Sue, 56, general laborer, died Monday. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sallisaw City Cemetery, Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw.

STIGLER — GREGORY, Kenneth Ray, 67, truck driver/police officer, died Sunday. Services pending, Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Stigler.

WICHITA, Kan. — IRVING, Charlene, 52, died Monday. Services pending, Biglow-Bethea Funeral Directors, Wichita, Kan.



SERVICES TODAY

BRANCH, Vina I, 1 p.m., Moody Cemetery. (Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah)

SMITH, James “Jimmy,” 10 a.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church. (Foster-Petering Funeral Home, Muskogee)