MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

July 30, 2013

Deaths 07.31.13


— LOCAL

HOWARD, Wilma Dean, 79, homemaker, died Sunday. Services 11 a.m. Thursday, Porum Assembly of God Church, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

MAHONE, Lester Raynard “L.J.,” 24, Ad Tech data processor, died July 23. Visitation 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Timothy Baptist Church, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors.

MURRAY, Betty T., 91, homemaker, died Friday. Services 1 p.m. Thursday, First Presbyterian Church, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

PAIGE, Valter W., 80, Teel Laundry, died July 26. Services 10 a.m. Friday, Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

PHILLIPS, Anne, 89, retired VA Regional Office, died Saturday. Services 10 a.m. today, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

SHIRLEY, Elvira Annie, 90, homemaker, died Monday. Services 10 a.m. today, Memorial Park Cemetery Chapel, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

TRAHAN, John Clyde Jr., 65, truck driver, died Friday. Services 11 a.m. Thursday, Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Shipman’s Muskogee Cremation and Funeral Service.

AREA

CHECOTAH — DUVALL, Junior, 81, retired smelter worker, died Sunday. Visitation 5 to 7 p.m. today, Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Checotah. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, First Free Will Baptist Church Family Life Center, Checotah, Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Checotah.

CHECOTAH — HERNDON, Connie, 81, retired welder, died Monday. Services pending, Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Checotah.

CHECOTAH – MANN, Elaine Hollingshed, 67, Checotah Public Schools cafeteria manager/cook, died Tuesday. Services pending, Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Checotah.

COOKSON — HUMPHREY, Nancy, 75, administrative secretary, died Sunday. No services planned, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

FORT GIBSON — COULTER, Ernest Eugene, 82, retired Corning Glass worker, died Saturday. Visitation noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors. Services 11 a.m. Friday, Historic First Baptist Church, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors.

FORT GIBSON — DONELSON, Judy Ann, 64, registered nurse, died Tuesday. Services pending, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

FORT GIBSON — STOUT, Clyde, 79, retired, died Monday. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Blackgum Baptist Church, Vian, Bradley Funeral Service of Muskogee.

HULBERT — COCHRAN, Roger Jean, 64, laborer, died Sunday. Services 10 a.m. Thursday, Reed-Culver Chapel, Tahlequah, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

HULBERT — DAVIS, Joyce, 78, homemaker, died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, First Baptist Church, Hulbert, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

PORUM — BENTON GIRTY, Billie Jean, 74, died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Cramp Cemetery, Porum, Millsap Funeral Service, Webbers Falls.

TAHLEQUAH — ELLINGTON, Nina, 86, homemaker, died Monday. Visitation 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Shipman Funeral Home and Crematory, Wagoner. Services 10 a.m. Thursday, Go Ye Village Retirement Center, Tahlequah, Shipman Funeral Home and Crematory, Wagoner.

TAHLEQUAH — HAMMOND, Evelyn J., 89, sales associate, died Saturday. Services 10 a.m. Thursday, Hulbert City Cemetery, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

WAGONER — GRANT, Rebecca Louise, 53, homemaker, died July 25. Visitation 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner. Services 11 a.m. Friday, Sandtown Cemetery, Wagoner, Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner.

WAGONER — SPILLERS, Richard “Dick,” 69, certified public accountant, died Saturday. Visitation 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Hersman-Nichols Funeral Home, Wagoner. Services 2 p.m. Friday, First United Methodist Church, Hersman-Nichols Funeral Home, Wagoner.

WELLING — BOHLANDER, Troy Wayne, 35, carpenter, died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Reed-Culver Chapel, Tahlequah, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

WELLING — GIRDNER, Rick, 46, TPWA Water Department foreman, died Monday. Services pending, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.



LOCAL TIES

COLCORD — CREECH, Henry L., 63, retired police officer, died July 24. Services 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Bradley Belltower Chapel, Bradley Funeral Service of Muskogee.

DENVER, Colo. (formerly of Wagoner) — ASHBRENER, Gail Anne, 58, insurance consultant, died July 18. Services pending, Shipman Funeral Home and Crematory, Wagoner.

McCURTAIN — GEE, John Robert “Bob,” 66, retired auto parts salesman, died Monday. Services 2 p.m. Friday, First United Methodist Church, Poteau, Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Stigler.

OKMULGEE — WHITFIELD, Mark Stephen, 57, fabricator, died Monday. Memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday, McClendon-Winters Funeral Home Chapel, Okmulgee, McClendon-Winters Funeral Home, Okmulgee.

SALLISAW — ELSEA, Jeffrey Kevin, 43, Harbor House counselor, died Friday. Services 11 a.m. Thursday, Blue Ribbon Downs Chapel, Sallisaw, Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw.

SALLISAW — MARS, Louis Richard Jr., 87, truck driver, died Sunday. Services 1:30 p.m. Friday, Faith Assembly of God Church, Sallisaw, Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw.

STIGLER — CLAY, Jimmy L., 73, retired welder, died Tuesday. Services 10 a.m. Friday, Stigler First Assembly of God Church, Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Stigler.

TULSA — NEWMAN, Julius, 87, baker, died Sunday. Services pending, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa.

TULSA — TURNER, Elbertha, 68, Tulsa Public Schools educator, died Monday. Services pending, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Tulsa Chapel.

TULSA — YOUNG, Paul, 78, died Sunday. Services noon today, Fairview Cemetery, Shawnee, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Tulsa Chapel.

WICHITA, Kan. — BURKS, George Jr., 57, died Saturday. Services pending, Biglow-Bethea Funeral Directors, Wichita, Kan.

WICHITA, Kan. — JONES, Cleo, 55, died Saturday. Services pending, Biglow-Bethea Funeral Directors, Wichita, Kan.

WICHITA, Kan. — SHAVER-BARNETT, Charlotte, 49, died Monday. Services pending, Biglow-Bethea Funeral Directors, Wichita, Kan.

WICHITA, Kan. — THOMAS, Barbara A., 56, died Tuesday. Services pending, Biglow-Bethea Funeral Directors, Wichita, Kan.



SERVICES TODAY

BECKHAM, Terry Alan, 10 a.m., Keefeton Freewill Baptist Church. (Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory)

PHILLIPS, Anne, 10 a.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church. (Foster-Petering Funeral Home)

SHIRLEY, Elvira Annie, 10 a.m., Memorial Park Cemetery Chapel. (Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home)