MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

April 15, 2014

Deaths 04.16.14


— LOCAL

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

BEACH, Carole, 71, retired business teacher, died Tuesday. Services pending, Bradley Funeral Service of Muskogee.

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

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

STEELE, Beverly, 67, homemaker, died Sunday. Services pending, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

THACKER, Kathleen Ann, 71, homemaker, died Saturday. Visitation 1 to 6 p.m. today, Granger-House of Winn. Services 11 a.m. Thursday, Harvest Ministries Church, Granger-House of Winn.



AREA

CHECOTAH — KIRKES, Raymond E., 55, electrician, died Tuesday. Services pending, Checotah Funeral & Cremation Service.

CHECOTAH — SMITH, Michael Devan “Chase,” 17, student, died Monday. Services pending, Checotah Funeral & Cremation Service.

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

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

TAHLEQUAH — SCHOPPER, Jared B., 86, U.S. Army colonel, died Saturday. Services 11 a.m. today, Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Reed-Culver of Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — SKINNER, Billy J., 83, electrical engineer, died Sunday. Services pending, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.



LOCAL TIES

BETHANY — STILL, Joann, 76, retired Air National Guard lieutenant colonel, died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Agent Mallory-Martin Chapel, Sallisaw, Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw.

CLAREMORE (formerly of Muskogee) — OWEN, Lora Mae, 86, Southwestern Bell chief operator, died Sunday. Services 2 p.m. today, Greenhill Cemetery, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

COWETA — INGRAM, David, 65, laborer, died Monday. Services pending, Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner.

KANSAS — SIMMONS, Orlando C., 38, laborer, died Friday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Roberts & Hart Chapel, Westville, Roberts & Hart Funeral Home, Westville.

OKMULGEE — BRUNER, Faron Kent, 46, carpenter, died Sunday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Concharty United Methodist Church, McClendon-Winters Funeral Home, Okmulgee.

OKMULGEE — BUCK, William “Spokes,” 82, retired Navy, died Monday. Services pending, McClendon-Winters Funeral Home, Okmulgee.

QUINTON — WILLIAMS, Martha Lavon, 91, farmer, died Monday. Visitation noon to 8 p.m. today, Hunn & Black Funeral Home, Quinton. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Jesus Name Pentecostal Church, Quinton, Hunn & Black Funeral Home, Quinton.

STILWELL — EUBANKS, Hunter Gabriel, infant son of Travis and Jacqueline Eubanks, died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. today, Roberts/Reed-Culver Chapel, Stilwell, Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Stilwell.

STILWELL — STONE, JEANNE (Hummingbird), 65, registered nurse, died Saturday. Services 10 a.m. Friday, Roberts/Reed-Culver Chapel, Stilwell, Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Stilwell.

TULSA — JONES, Jeanette J., 63, City of Tulsa human rights, died Saturday. Services pending, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa.

TULSA — WARE, Cody, 24, died Sunday. Services pending, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Tulsa Chapel.

TULSA — WILLIAMS, Jimmy Leon Sr., 68, Williams Service Company owner, died Saturday. Visitation noon to 7 p.m. Thursday, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Tulsa Chapel. Services 11 a.m. Friday, Friendship Church, Tulsa, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Tulsa Chapel.

VIAN — PAIGE, LouAnn Elizabeth, 72, cook, died Sunday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Box Cemetery, Vian, Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw.



SERVICES TODAY

OWEN, Lora Mae, 2 p.m., Greenhill Cemetery. (Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home)

SKINNER, Bill J., 10 a.m., Green Country Chapel, Tahlequah. (Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah)