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Obituaries

December 2, 2013

Deaths 12.03.13

LOCAL

CARLTON, Betty L., 92, homemaker, died Saturday. Services 1 p.m. Friday, Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

FOSTER, Earl W., 84, retired from Muskogee Regional Hospital, died Sunday. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday, New Hope Assembly of God, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

SANDERS, Thomas (Tom), 73, retired from OG&E, died Thursday. Services 2 p.m. today, Greenhill Cemetery, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

SIMMONS, Richard T., 82, retired, died Monday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Bradley Belltower Chapel, Bradley Funeral Service of Muskogee.

AREA

CHECOTAH — BARTLETT, the Rev. William A., 63, pastor of Faith Temple Church of Checotah, died Monday. Visitation 5 to 7 p.m. today, at funeral home. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday, Lighthouse Christian Center, Eufaula, Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Checotah.

CHECOTAH — BORN, Trudy, 55, homemaker, died Wednesday. Private family services, Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Checotah.

CHECOTAH — SISK, Lois, 80, died Friday. Services 1 p.m. Wednesday, First Freewill Baptist Church, Checotah, Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Checotah.

CHECOTAH — TOWNSEND, Betty, 84, retired assistant vice president and branch manager of Eufaula Branch of Cimarron Federal Savings and Loan Association, died Thursday. Services 2 p.m. today, Greenlawn Cemetery, Checotah, Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Checotah.

TAHLEQUAH — FRENCH, October, 20 months, died Thursday. Services pending, Reed-CulverFuneral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — SMITH, Gomer, 79, laborer, died Monday. Services pending, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — STIERWALT, Bertha, 60, died Saturday. Services pending, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

WAGONER — RHODES,  James N. “Jim,” 86, carpenter, died Friday. Services 2 p.m. today, Assembly of God, Mallett Funeral Home, Wagoner.

WAGONER — SYFRETT, George A., 72, retired firefighter, died Thursday. Services 1 p.m. today, Bradley Belltower Chapel, Muskogee, Bradley Family Funeral and Crematon Service of Muskogee.

LOCAL TIES

BROKEN ARROW — McALISTER, Rosemary Ross, 91, diamond broker-sales, died Saturday. Services 1 p.m. Wednesday, Millsap Funeral Chapel, Fort Gibson, Millsap Funeral Service, Fort Gibson.

CANADIAN — CONN, Joe Donald, 80, aircraft mechanic, died Sunday. Services 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Kelley Memorial Chapel, Eufaula, Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home and Crematory, Eufaula.

OKMULGEE — KECK, Charles Robert, 89, inventor, died Sunday. Services pending, McClendon-Winters Funeral Home, Okmulgee.

OKMULGEE — MAGRINI, Leona L., 90, homemaker, died Monday. Services pending, McClendon-Winters Funeral Home, Okmulgee.

RICHARDSON, Texas — COURSEY, Dewey E., 83, sales, died Friday. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. today, at funeral home. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Green Country Funeral Home Chapel, Tahlequah, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TULSA — MOSELY, Herbert, 85, died Saturday. Services pending, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Tulsa Chapel.

TULSA — REED, Jimmie L., 87, caregiver, died Saturday. Visitation 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa. Services 10 a.m. Friday, Paradise Baptist Church, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa.

TULSA — WATTS, Thelma, 92, homemaker, died Monday. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Floral Haven Cemetery, Broken Arrow, Hersman-Nichols Funeral Home, Wagoner.

WICHITA, Kan. — JAMES, Albert, 82, died Sunday. Services pending, Biglow Funeral Directors, Wichita, Kan.

WICHITA, Kan. — TUCKER, Shari, 55, died Nov. 4. Memorial service 11 a.m. today, Emmanuel Church, Biglow Funeral Directors, Wichita, Kan.

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