MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

May 1, 2013

Deaths 05.01.13


— LOCAL

ARTERBURN, Randolph “Wayne,” 76, retired Oklahoma Natural Gas, died Friday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Memorial Park Mausoleum, Bradley Funeral Service of Muskogee.

BUCKMASTER, Wanda M. (Swadley), 81, retired VA Medical Center, died Saturday. Services 1 p.m. today, First Baptist Church, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

BYRUM, Dannie Lee, 66, ACME Engineering traffic manager, died Saturday. Services 1 p.m. today, Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

WARD, Viola L., 93, retired Hunt’s and Kmart, died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Bethany Presbyterian Church, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

WILSON, Jerry D., 76, rancher, died Monday. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Bradley Funeral Service of Muskogee.



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CHECOTAH — WATSON, Mary, 90, secretary/homemaker, died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. today, West Side Freewill Baptist Church, Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Checotah.

EUFAULA — DOVER, Mary Eugenia, 92, teacher, died Sunday. Services 10 a.m. Thursday, Kelley Memorial Chapel, Eufaula, Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory, Eufaula.

EUFAULA — STAFFORD, Orville Dean, 83, Stafford Cardinal Food Store owner/operator, died Thursday. Services pending, Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory, Eufaula.

GORE — GATES, Rose Ann, 74, died Monday. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Gates Cemetery, Gore, Hibbs Funeral Home.

TAHLEQUAH — CAMBIANO, Ross L., 90, aeronautical engineer, died Monday. Services pending, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — McCOLLUM, Ricky, 30, general laborer, died Sunday. Services pending, Hart Funeral Home of Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — ROUSEY, Neal, 88, retired postal employee, died Monday. Services pending, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — SCOTT, Michael Wayne, 41, salesman, died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Hart Funeral Chapel, Tahlequah, Hart Funeral Home of Tahlequah.

WAGONER — BEETS, Joyce L., 73, housewife, died April 26. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Shipman Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner, Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner.

WAGONER — DONNELLY, Pricilla “Pat,” 68, social worker, died Monday. Services pending, Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner.

WAGONER — GORDON-FAVORITE, Mary June, 82, inspector, died Monday. Services pending, Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner.

WAGONER — MELL, Amanda “Mandie,” 29, volunteer worker, died Thursday. Services noon today, Wagoner Performing Arts Center, Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner.

WAGONER — SEIDEL, Donna L., 81, telephone operator/waitress, died Monday. No services planned, Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner.

WAGONER — STEEN, Mae Willodean, 82, homemaker, died Sunday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Mallett Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner, Mallett Funeral Home, Wagoner.



LOCAL TIES

BUNCH — DUGGER, Todd Raymond, 52, laborer, died Tuesday. Services 11 a.m. Friday, Caney Cemetery, Cherokee County, Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Stilwell.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (formerly of Wybark community) — HIGHTOWER, Reecy Washington, 82, nurse, died Friday. Services pending, Ragsdale Funeral Center.

NORMAN (former resident of Stilwell) — MEADOWS, Mary, 92, Felt’s Shoes sales manager, died Monday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Roberts/Reed-Culver Chapel, Stilwell, Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Stilwell.

STIGLER — GULLEY, Ena Pauline, 87, homemaker, died Monday. Services 1 p.m. Friday, First Assembly of God Church, Stigler, King-Shearwood Funeral Home of Stigler.

TULSA — BRISTOW, Samuel Jr. “Sammy,” 66, salvage collections, died April 24. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Tahlequah City Cemetery, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

WICHITA, Kan. — GRIFFIN, Kalayah London, infant, died Monday. Services 2 p.m. Friday, White Chapel Cemetery, Biglow-Bethea Funeral Directors, Wichita, Kan.



SERVICES TODAY

BUCKMASTER, Wanda M. (Swadley), 1 p.m., First Baptist Church. (Foster-Petering Funeral Home)

BYRUM, Dannie Lee, 1 p.m., Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel. (Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory)

GRAHAM, Bobbie Gean, 2 p.m., Mallory Chapel, Stigler. (Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Stigler)

HIGHFILL, Lana Jean, 10 a.m., First Baptist Church of Stigler. (Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Stigler)

MELL, Amanda “Mandie,” noon, Wagoner Performing Arts Center, Wagoner. (Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner)

WATSON, Mary, 2 p.m., West Side Freewill Baptist Church of Checotah. (Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Checotah)

WEBSTER, Robert Lee “Bob,” 2 p.m., Kelley Memorial Chapel, Eufaula. (Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory, Eufaula)