MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

March 26, 2013

Deaths 03.27.13


— LOCAL

BURWELL, Sherman Lee, 79, retired Fort Howard electrical engineer, died Sunday. Services 3 p.m. today, Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

BUTLER, Jack Lee, 88, retired Muskogee Assemblers, died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. today, Muskogee First Church of the Nazarene, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

CHAMBERS, Jackie Ray, 70, manager, died Sunday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Southeast Baptist Church, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

CLARK, James O., 72, Bethany Presbyterian Church music director, died Friday. Services 11 a.m. today, Bethany Presbyterian Church, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

CRIBB, Harold, 76, mechanic, died March 19. Services pending, Shipman’s Muskogee Cremation & Funeral Service.

DAVIS, Linda S., 64, homemaker, died Monday. Services 10 a.m. Friday, Memorial Park Mausoleum, Bradley Funeral Service of Muskogee.

ELLER, Betty J., 88, retired Metropolitan Insurance, died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. today, Boulevard Christian Church, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

JONES, Roxie M., 64, nurse aide, died Monday. Services pending, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa.

KAAD, William, 87, banker, died Monday. Services 10 a.m. Friday, Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

McDONALD, Billy Joe “Jody,” 66, self-employed, died Saturday. Services 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Immanuel Baptist Church, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

TEEL, Violet L., 79, retired bookkeeper, died March 17. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.



AREA

BRAGGS — OAKES, Lori A., 49, died Tuesday. Services pending, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

CHECOTAH — DOWLING, Jesse Curtis, 73, construction/truck driver, died Monday. Services 11 a.m., Friday, First Free Will Baptist Church, Eufaula, Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory, Eufaula.

EUFAULA — MURRAY, Harold, 72, painter, died March 19. Services pending, Shipman’s Muskogee Cremation & Funeral Service.

EUFAULA — NICHOLS, Margaret Ann, 52, cook, died Sunday. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, First Free Will Baptist Church, Eufaula, Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory, Eufaula.

EUFAULA — NIXON, Patsy Diane, 67, nurse, died Tuesday. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Little Coweta Baptist Church, Eufaula, Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory, Eufaula.

PARK HILL — SMITH, Bert L., 64, Georgia Pacific machine operator, died Saturday. Services 10 a.m. today, Tahlequah City Cemetery, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — SHAW, Mandy N., 31, Northeastern State University financial aide counselor, died Saturday. Services pending, Hart Funeral Home of Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — WHITWORTH, Yolanda E. “Beth,” 85, secondary education teacher, died Saturday. Services pending, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

WAGONER — COLE, Eli Samuel, 83, retired U.S. Army, died Monday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Mallett Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner, Mallett Funeral Home, Wagoner.



LOCAL TIES

CLAREMORE — BROWN, Beverly, 69, homemaker, died March 21. Visitation 5 to 8 p.m. today, Hersman-Nichols Funeral Home, Wagoner. Services 10 a.m. Thursday, Full Gospel Lighthouse Church, Wagoner, Hersman-Nichols Funeral Home, Wagoner.

OKMULGEE — WILLIAMS-BANKUS, Charlene Pearl, 69, homemaker, died Sunday. Services pending, McClendon-Winters Funeral Home, Okmulgee.

QUINTON (formerly of Eufaula) — WEST, Lila “Rose,” 75, homemaker, died Sunday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Lindsey Chapel Baptist Church, Texanna Road, Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory, Eufaula.

STIGLER — APPLE, Billy Dale, 63, retired truck driver, died Monday. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Mallory Chapel, Stigler, Mallory-Martin Funeral Home & Crematory, Stigler.

TULSA — LOWE-WHITE, Michelle Denise, 48, Morton Health Clinic medical records, died March 18. Visitation 1 to 5 p.m. today, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa. Services 1 p.m. Thursday, Dyer Chapel, Tulsa, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa.

TULSA — PALMER, Vernon Matthew “Wolfe,” 73, retired American Airlines crew chief, died March 20. Services 11 a.m. today, Morning Star Baptist Church, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa.

TULSA (formerly of Muskogee) — WILSON, Edwina Y. “Winnie,” 73, social worker, died Sunday. Visitation 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Dyer Chapel, Tulsa, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa.

VIAN — SNOW, Annie Bell, 89, homemaker, died Tuesday. Services 1 p.m. Friday, Sallisaw City Cemetery, Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw.

WICHITA, Kan. — DAVIS, Willie Sr., 46, died Tuesday. Services pending, Biglow-Bethea Funeral Directors, Wichita, Kan.

WICHITA, Kan. — RICE, Johnny R., 64, died Tuesday. Services pending, Biglow-Bethea Funeral Directors, Wichita, Kan.



SERVICES TODAY

BURWELL, Sherman Lee, 3 p.m., Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel. (Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory)

BUTLER, Jack Lee, 2 p.m., Muskogee First Church of the Nazarene. (Foster-Petering Funeral Home)

CLARK, James O., 11 a.m., Bethany Presbyterian Church. (Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory)

ELLER, Betty J., 2 p.m., Boulevard Christian Church. (Foster-Petering Funeral Home)

McCONNELL, Wanda Lee, 11 a.m., Vian Creek Baptist Church. (Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw)

ROBERDS, Charles Orville, 2 p.m., Agent Mallory-Martin Chapel, Muldrow. (Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Muldrow)

SMITH, Bert L., 10 a.m., Tahlequah City Cemetery. (Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah)