MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

October 10, 2012

Deaths 10.10.12


— LOCAL

CHASTAIN, Tommie Joe, 67, died Friday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, First Baptist Church, Webbers Falls, Millsap Funeral Service, Webbers Falls.

HUGHES, Robert “Buzz,” 44, ACME Engineering, died Thursday. Services 2 p.m. today, Citizens Cemetery, Fort Gibson, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

PARKER, W.G., 98, retired educator, died Monday. Services pending, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors.

SHUMATE, Pamela Faye (Leffall), 57, receptionist, died Oct. 4. Visitation 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, Granger-House of Winn. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Timothy Baptist Church, Granger-House of Winn.

SWIFT, Catherine Louise, 86, retired child development specialist, died Oct. 3. Visitation 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, Granger-House of Winn. Services 2 p.m. Saturday, Macedonia Baptist Church, Granger-House of Winn.



AREA

CHECOTAH — PAYNE, Dr. Maurice, 78, physician, died Sept. 28. Visitation 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Checotah. Services 1 p.m. Friday, First Baptist Church of Checotah, Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Checotah.

CHECOTAH — ROBERTSON, Kenneth “Waldo,” 87, retired McIntosh County District 1 Commissioner, died Monday. Visitation 5 to 7 p.m. today, Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Checotah. Services 1 p.m. Thursday, Garrett Family Chapel, Checotah, Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Checotah.

EUFAULA — COMBS, Shirley May, 78, died Oct. 6. Services noon Saturday, Longtown #9 Community Center, Eufaula, Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory, Eufaula.

EUFAULA — HOLLEY, Bettylu, 95, secretarial/artist, died Tuesday. Services 11 a.m. Monday, United Methodist Church, Eufaula, Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory, Eufaula.

EUFAULA (formerly of Checotah) — KINDRICK, Floyd, 84, Tinker Air Force Base aircraft mechanic, died Sept. 30. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, VFW Post 8798, Eufaula, Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory, Eufaula.

EUFAULA — MORTENSEN, Jillian Faith, 4, student, died Thursday. Services 10 a.m. today, Lighthouse Christian Center, Eufaula, Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory, Eufaula.

EUFAULA — PALMER, Leatrice Maxine, 86, homemaker, died Monday. Services 2 p.m. Friday, First Baptist Church, Eufaula, Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory, Eufaula.

EUFAULA (formerly of Tahlequah) — STEVENS, Melvina (Tounwin), 80, licensed practical nurse, died Sunday. Services 10 a.m. Thursday, Kelley Memorial Chapel, Eufaula, Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory, Eufaula.

TAHLEQUAH — WENDT-DEEL, Nancy, 70, landscape artist, died Tuesday. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Sentinel Cemetery, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — YOUNG, Maggie, 81, homemaker, died Tuesday. Services pending, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

WAGONER — GREENAWAY, Ron W., 70, salesman, died Friday. Services 11 a.m. today, Shipman Funeral Home, Wagoner, Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner.

WAGONER — HARVEY, Richard C., 56, died Monday. Services pending, Mallett Funeral Home, Wagoner.



LOCAL TIES

OKMULGEE — GARIS, John Scott, 55, construction worker, died Oct. 3. Services were held, McClendon-Winters Funeral Home, Okmulgee.

OKMULGEE — McGOWIN, Tommie Willis, 99, homemaker, died Monday. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. today, McClendon-Winters Funeral Home, Okmulgee. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Town and Country Christian Church, Okmulgee, McClendon-Winters Funeral Home, Okmulgee.

OKMULGEE — WOODS, Joe Louis, 76, laborer, died Oct. 3. Services 11 a.m. Friday, Precious Memories Chapel, Okmulgee, House of Winn, Okmulgee.

STILLWATER — DAVIS, Leon Parker Jr. “Pete,” 66, geologist, died Sunday. Memorial services 10:30 a.m. Thursday, First Presbyterian Church, Stillwater, McClendon-Winters Funeral Home, Okmulgee.

VIAN — BALLARD, Tuxa Tilton, 54, general laborer, died Friday. Services 2 p.m. today, Vian Creek Baptist Church, Agent Funeral Home, Sallisaw.

YUKON (formerly of Tahlequah) — MANKILLER, Richard C., 61, Xerox Corporation technician, died Sunday. Services 1 p.m. Thursday, Echota Baptist Church, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.



SERVICES TODAY

BALLARD, Tuxa Tilton, 2 p.m., Vian Creek Baptist Church. (Agent Funeral Home, Sallisaw)

GREENAWAY, Ron W., 11 a.m., Shipman Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner. (Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner)

HUGHES, Robert “Buzz,” 2 p.m., Citizens Cemetery, Fort Gibson. (Foster-Petering Funeral Home)

KATES, Mary Helen (Brigance), 10 a.m., Mallory Chapel, Stigler. (Mallory-Martin Funeral Home & Crematory, Stigler)

MORTENSEN, Jillian Faith, 10 a.m., Lighthouse Christian Center. (Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory, Eufaula)

WILSON, Juanita May, 11 a.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. (Mallett Funeral Home, Wagoner)