MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

May 12, 2013

Deaths 05.12.13


— LOCAL

COVINGTON-CHAFIN, Dorothy (Bottoms), 97, Chafin Grocery Store owner, formerly of Tahlequah, died Thursday. Services 1 p.m. Monday, Reed-Culver Chapel, Tahlequah, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

PARKER, Dorothy, nutrition specialist for Hilldale schools, died Friday. Services pending, Ragsdale Funeral Center.



AREA

CHECOTAH — BALFOUR, Jared Andrew, 33, welder, died Thursday. Services pending, Checotah Funeral and Cremation Service.

CHECOTAH — BRANDON, Frank “Sonny,” 82, Los Angeles Police Department paint and body man, died Thursday. Services pending, Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Checotah.

CHECOTAH — HARJO, Danny, 60, Martin’s Communication Tower maintenance man, died Thursday. Services 3 p.m. today, Garrett Funeral Home Serenity Chapel, Checotah, Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Checotah.

CHECOTAH — OWENS-STEVENS, Madison Mae “Madie,” infant daughter of Jason Stephens and Jennifer Owens, died Thursday. Services 1 p.m. Monday, First Baptist Church, Checotah, Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Checotah.

HULBERT — ROGERS, Avery C., 74, iron worker, died Thursday. Services pending, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

PORUM — MOORE, Richard Jack, 71, Wilson Foods, died Thursday. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Texanna Assembly of God, Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home and Crematory, Eufaula.

TAHLEQUAH — BOCA NEGRA, Eduardo, 24, Greenleaf Nursery employee, died May 7. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, South College Church of Christ, Tahlequah, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — BURNETT, Oliver D., 84, Tahlequah Public Works Authority, died Tuesday. Services 11 a.m. Monday, Blue Springs Cemetery, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — EASTEP, Cindy, 52, St. John Hospital cook, died May 8. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Reed-Culver Chapel, Tahlequah, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — RUSSELL, Shirley F., 72, homemaker, died Tuesday. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Green Country Funeral Home Chapel, Tahlequah, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — STROUT, Monte W., 69, attorney, died Wednesday. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Green Country Funeral Home Chapel, Tahlequah, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.



LOCAL TIES

BEGGS — RICE, Stearlin F., 92, died Friday. Viewing noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday, McClendon-Winters Funeral Home, Beggs. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday, First Assembly of God, Beggs, McClendon-Winters Funeral Home, Beggs.

INDIANOLA — MELTON, Kenneth Ray, 59, oil and gas industry, died Wednesday. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Red Oak Cemetery, Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home and Crematory, Eufaula.

TULSA (formerly of Muskogee) — WINN, Bonnie Joe Sr. (BJ), 62, retired Ford glass, died May 7. Visitation noon to 7 p.m. Monday. Services 11 a.m. Tuesday, Garnett Road Church of Christ, Tulsa. Granger-House of Winn, Tulsa.

WICHITA (Kan.) — CRIGLER, Leslie, 43, died Saturday. Services pending, Biglow-Bethea Funeral Directors, Wichita.

WICHITA (Kan.) — ELLERBE, Wanda Wayne, 74, died Thursday. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday, Christ Center Worship Center, Biglow-Bethea Funeral Directors, Wichita.



SERVICES TODAY

HARJO, Danny, 3 p.m., Serenity Chapel of Garrett Funeral Home, Checotah. (Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Checotah)