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Obituaries

July 14, 2014

Deaths 07.15.14

LOCAL

CHRISTOPHERSEN, Diane S., 67, died July 14. Visitation 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, at funeral home. Future service in St. Paul, Minn., Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

ECHOLS, Gloria Jean, 72, died July 13. Services pending, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

FORD, Amanda Jane, 94, died July 14. Services pending, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

HILL, Wilma C., 92, retired, died July 12. Services 11 a.m. today, Greenhill Cemetery, Bradley Family Funeral and Cremation Service of Muskogee.

PAYNE, Vera Anne, 56, bus driver, died July 13. Services pending, Shipman’s Muskogee Cremation and Funeral Service.

WILLHITE, Jessie, 83, homemaker, died July 5. Services pending, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

AREA

CHECOTAH — HOBBS, Wiley E., 91, retired, died July 14. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Greenlawn Cemetery, Checotah, Checotah Funeral and Cremation Service.

CHECOTAH — THOMPSON, Lillian, 92, Avon representative, died July 11. Visitation 5 to 7 p.m. today, at funeral home. Services 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, First Baptist Church of Checotah, Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Checotah.

HULBERT — MATTHEWS, Joshua, 34, laborer, died July 10. Services 11 a.m. Thursday, Reed-Culver Chapel, Tahlequah, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

OKTAHA — BOSTON, Belinda K., 56, Wal-Mart employee, died July 6. Services 1:30 p.m. Saturday, First Freewill Baptist Church, Checotah, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory, Muskogee.

PARK HILL — SHARP, Billy L., 82, mobile home sales, died July 12. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Cookson Baptist Church, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — CHASE, Harvey F. III “Frosty,” 59, small-engine mechanic, died June 27. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday, Tahlequah City Cemetery Gazebo, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — FANNING, Jerry D., 56, combustion engineer, died July 12. Services 10 a.m. Thursday, Park Hill Baptist Church, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — WHILLOCK, Arthur F., 85, contractor, died July 13. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday, Green Country Funeral Home Chapel, Tahlequah, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — WILSON, Bessie Lou, 84, homemaker, died July 12. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Reed-Culver Chapel, Tahlequah, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

WAGONER — SIMMONS, Charlene, 62, traffic manager, died June 17. Memorial service 1 p.m. Saturday, Wagoner Elks Lodge, Shipman Funeral Home and Crematory, Wagoner.

LOCAL TIES

CLAREMORE — LYONS, Carolyn M., 66, cook, died July 9. Visitation 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, at funeral home. Services 3 p.m. Friday, Shipman Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner, Shipman Funeral Home and Crematory, Wagoner.

GANS — McHENRY, Donnie Louise, 58, certified nurse’s aide, died July 12. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Akins Cemetery, Sallisaw, Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw.

OKMULGEE — ROBINSON, Marvin G., 73, died July 12. Services pending, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Okmulgee Chapel.

SALLISAW — ASBILL, Gerald Wayne, 69, machinist, died July 12. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Agent Mallory-Martin Chapel, Sallisaw, Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw.

STIGLER — WILLYARD, Pirley E., 94, retired caregiver, died July 14. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Warner Assembly of God, Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Stigler.

VIAN — PARSON, Kelley Ray, 60, truck driver, died July 12. Cremation under the direction of Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw.

SERVICES TODAY

HILL, Wilma Catherine, 11 a.m., Greenhill Cemetery Pavilion. (Bradley Family Funeral and Cremation Service, Muskogee)

TAYLOR, Cora Lee, 10 a.m., Watts Holiness Church, Sallisaw. (Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw)

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