MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

December 27, 2012

Deaths 12.28.12


— LOCAL

BAILEY, Peggy Jane, 79, homemaker, died Saturday. Services 1 p.m. today, Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Bradley Funeral Service of Muskogee.

HUGHES, Herbert Leroi, 69, carpenter, died Wednesday. Services pending, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors.

LANGSTON, Charles Donald “Don,” 67, Muskogee Regional Hearing Aid Lab owner, died Thursday. Services pending, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors.

MAYER, Joseph I. “Joe,” 80, died Sunday. Services noon today, Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Bradley Funeral Service of Muskogee.

MENEES, Jerry Dee, 64, ironworker, died Monday. Services 2 p.m. Jan. 4, First Assembly of God, Webbers Falls, Millsap Funeral Service, Fort Gibson.

MILLSAPS, Mary Elizabeth, 90, Brockway Glass, died Dec. 24. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Memorial Park Mausoleum, Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner.

MULL, James Leon, 59, custodian, died Dec. 21. Services 10 a.m. today, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home Chapel, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

SWEARENGIN, Julie Ann Bennett, 65, homemaker, died Sunday. Services 1 p.m. Saturday, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

WORLEY, Phyllis E., 44, cake decorator, died Thursday. Services pending, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.



AREA

CHECOTAH — MORELOCK, Johnny Lawrence, 79, truck driver, died Sunday. Services pending, Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory, Eufaula.

CHECOTAH — MYERS, Helen “Granny,” 92, retired, died Tuesday. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, First Baptist Church of Wainwright, Checotah Funeral & Cremation Service.

COOKSON — BROOKS, Norma Jeane, 87, Cookson Village Resort owner, died Thursday. Services 2 p.m. Saturday, Cookson United Methodist, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

FORT GIBSON — TODD, Mildred L. (Close), 76, retired Norwood Schools cook, died Sunday. Services 10 a.m. today, Calvary Faith Church, Fort Gibson, Bradley Funeral Service of Fort Gibson.

GORE — MARTIN, Patricia Pauline, 68, nurses’ aide, died Monday. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Shipman Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner, Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner.

HASKELL — ADAMS, Frank J., 72, retired elementary principal, died Thursday. Services pending, Dowdy Funeral Home, Haskell.

HULBERT — HAYES, Louis, 71, laborer, died Thursday. Services pending, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAFT — WALKER, Verna Lee, 81, retired custodian, died Sunday. Visitation 2 to 6 p.m. today, Granger-House of Winn. Services 2 p.m. Saturday, First Baptist Church, Taft, Granger-House of Winn.

TAHLEQUAH — BUTTS, Josie E., 83, homemaker, died Thursday. Services pending, Hart Funeral Home of Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — CLINTON, Jeff Floyd, 73, laborer, died Wednesday. Services pending, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

WAGONER — SWAN-STOREY, Hattie A., 70, Walmart employee, died Thursday. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Mallett Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner, Mallett Funeral Home, Wagoner.

WAGONER — SMITH, Jesse Joe, 63, retired laborer, died Wednesday. Services pending, Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner.



LOCAL TIES

BROKEN ARROW — ELLIS, Arthur Dwayne, 63, roughneck, died Saturday. Services 1 p.m. today, Millsap Funeral Service Chapel, Fort Gibson, Millsap Funeral Service.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — McLEAN, Mary Lou, 89, died Tuesday. Services 10 a.m. Jan. 3, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home Chapel, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

OKMULGEE — ELLIS, Willie James, 68, grocery clerk, died Dec. 19. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, Macedonia Baptist Church, Okmulgee, House of Winn, Okmulgee.

SPIRO — TOBLER, Charles G., 90, truck driver, died Tuesday. Services 2 p.m. today, Mallory-Martin Chapel of Spiro, Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.

TULSA — DAVIS, Tommy D., 31, laborer, died Dec. 20. Services pending, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa.

TULSA — LOLLIS, Ronnie P., 63, warehouse truck driver, died Monday. Visitation 1 to 7 p.m. today, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa. Services 2 p.m. Saturday, Walk of Faith Community Church, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa.

TULSA — STROUD, Homer H., 91, retired, died Dec. 24. Visitation 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa. Services 11 a.m. Monday, Greater Union Baptist Church, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa.

TULSA — TURAY, Lesley Caryn (Hyche), 46, social worker, died Sunday. Visitation 2 to 6 p.m. today, Granger-House of Winn. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, A.G. Yerger Community Center, Boynton, Granger-House of Winn.

WEWOKA — CLIFTON, Helen Chrisine, 87, homemaker, died Wednesday. Services 1 p.m. Saturday, Shipman Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner, Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner.

WICHITA, Kan. — BOSTON, Albert Jr., 32, died Dec. 17. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Bibleway Church, Biglow-Bethea Funeral Directors, Wichita, Kan.

WICHITA, Kan. — PERRY, Elayjah Timia, stillborn, died Saturday. Services pending, Biglow-Bethea Funeral Directors, Wichita, Kan.

WICHITA, Kan. — ROBY, Frank Jr., 49, died Wednesday. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Biglow-Bethea Chapel, Wichita, Kan., Biglow-Bethea Funeral Directors, Wichita, Kan.



SERVICES TODAY

BAILEY, Peggy J., 1 p.m., Fort Gibson National Cemetery. (Bradley Family Funeral and Cremation Service)

TODD, Mildred L. (Close), 10 a.m., Calvary Faith Church, Fort Gibson. (Bradley Family Funeral and Cremation Service, Fort Gibson)

ELLIS, Arthur Dwayne, 1 p.m., Millsap Funeral Service Chapel, Fort Gibson. (Millsap Funeral Service, Fort Gibson)

ELLIS, Henry Mack, 2 p.m., Faith Assembly of God Church, Sallisaw. (Agent Funeral Home, Sallisaw)

GRIDER, Chuck E., 2 p.m., Assembly of God Church. (Dowdy Funeral Home, Haskell)

JUDD, Artie Jewell, 2 p.m., Reed-Culver Chapel, Tahlequah. (Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah)

MAYER, Joseph I., noon, Fort Gibson National Cemetery. (Bradley Family Funeral and Cremation Service)

MULL, James Leon, 10 a.m., Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home Chapel. (Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home)

TUDOR, Donald Ray, 10 a.m., Reed-Culver Chapel, Tahlequah. (Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah)