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Obituaries

April 16, 2014

Deaths 04.17.14

LOCAL

BAKER, Vern I., 89, electrician, died Tuesday. Services 10 a.m. Friday, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home Chapel, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

BEACH, Carole Ann, 71, retired business teacher, died Tuesday. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, St. Paul United Methodist Church, Bradley Family Funeral and Cremation Service of Muskogee.

CARNES, Mary J., 98, retired, died Wednesday. Services 1 p.m. Friday, Greenhill Cemetery, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

CHAMBERLAIN, Marion Pat “Smokey,” 59, self-employed, died April 11. Visitation noon to 6 p.m. Friday, at funeral home. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, Rayfield Baptist Church, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors.

HUNTER, Henry Lewis, 66, Muskogee Public School bus driver, died Monday. Services pending, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

KIDDY, Charlie, 70, landscaper, died Wednesday. Services 2 p.m. Monday, New Hope Cemetery, Peggs, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

McCOWN, James Royce “Jim,” 76, retired from Georgia-Pacific, died Wednesday. Services pending, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors.

PITTS, Paul Gene Sr., 83, retired Muskogee Fire Department assistant chief, died Sunday. Services 12:30 p.m. today, Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

AREA

CHECOTAH — KIRKES, Raymond Pistol, 55, electrician, died Tuesday. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Checotah Funeral Home Chapel, Checotah Funeral and Cremation Service.

CHECOTAH — SMITH, Michael Devan “Chase,” 17, student, died Monday. Services 2 p.m. April 25, First Baptist Church, Checotah, Checotah Funeral and Cremation Service.

FORT GIBSON — ACUFF, Roy E. Sr., 72, retired from Post Cereal, died April 10. Services 10 a.m. today, Vaught Cemetery, Webbers Falls, Foster-Petering Funeral Home, Muskogee.

HASKELL — JOINER, James O. Jr. “Jim,” 68, canopy constructor, died Monday. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Stone Bluff Baptist Church, Dowdy Funeral Home, Haskell.

HULBERT — TANA, Lile Kay, 75, Southwestern Bell clerk, died March 25. Services 1 p.m. Saturday, Reed-Culver Chapel, Tahlequah, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

OKTAHA — ROYSE, Wayne I., 74, construction worker, died Monday. Services 2 p.m. today, Oldham Memorial Baptist Church, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

RED BIRD — BILLUPS, Vernon, 83, retired from American Airlines, died Wednesday. Services pending, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors.

WEBBERS FALLS — RIDLEY, Randy “R.J.,” 56, died Wednesday. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Buckhorn Freewill Baptist Church, Millsap Funeral Service, Webbers Falls.

LOCAL TIES

MULDROW — KELLEY, Mary Audra, 48, Rheem line worker, died Monday. Services 10 a.m. Friday, Agent Mallory-Martin Chapel, Muldrow, Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Muldrow.

PITTSBURGH (formerly of Quinton) — STEPHENS, Evelyn Joyce, 74, explosive operator driver, died Tuesday. Services 10 a.m. Friday, Palestine Cemetery, King & Shearwood Funeral Home, Stigler.

SALLISAW — BEYERSDOERFER, Helen Mae, 63, homemaker, died Sunday. Services to be held at a later date, Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw.

SALLISAW — MARTIN, Flora Marie, 87, dress shop manager, died Tuesday. Services 10 a.m. Friday, Sallisaw City Cemetery, Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw.

TULSA — BURKES, Wanola, 57, home health assistant, died April 7. Visitation 10 a.m. to  5 p.m. today, at funeral home. Services 11 a.m. Friday, Dyer Chapel, Tulsa, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa.

TULSA — JONES, Jeanetta Joyce, 63, human rights, died April 12. Visitation 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, at funeral home. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Greater Union Baptist Church, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa.

TULSA — RAY, Clifford Sr. “Coach,” 70, laborer, died Tuesday. Services pending, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa.

TULSA — ROCHESTER, Wendell, 79, educator, died April 11. Services pending, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa.

TULSA — WALTERS, Charles “Willard,” 58, construction worker, died Tuesday. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Woodward Park, Tulsa, Shipman Funeral Home and Crematory, Wagoner.

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