MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

December 8, 2013

Deaths 12.09.13


— LOCAL

LADD, Olen Thomas, 95, retired from trucking, died Sunday. Services pending, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

RITCHIE, Roger Wayne, 64, retired from U.S. government, died Friday. Services pending, Bradley Family Funeral and Cremation Service of Muskogee.

SHEETS, Winifred Val, 75, died Sunday. Services pending, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

SMOTTS, Marion Wilfred “Willie,” 88, Frisco Railroad brakeman, died Thursday. Services 11 a.m. today, Hersman-Nichols Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner, Hersman-Nichols Funeral Home, Wagoner.

THOMASON, Myrtle M., 86, homemaker, died Dec. 3. Visitation noon-7 p.m. Tuesday, Lighthouse Assembly of God. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday, First Assembly of God, Shipman’s Muskogee Cremation and Funeral Service.

WILLIAMS, Middie Francis, 91, information operator, died Thursday. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Lawrence Street Baptist Church, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.



AREA

CHECOTAH — BEAIRD, Rita, 50, special needs, died Wednesday. Services 2 p.m. today, Checotah Church of Christ, Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Checotah.

CHECOTAH — TRIPLETT, Mark A., 54, tractor-trailer repairman and house painter, died Nov. 29. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday, Kelley Memorial Chapel, Eufaula, Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home and Crematory, Eufaula.

EUFAULA — KERR, Harry A., 74, retired from Tinker Air Force Base, died Dec. 4. Services 1 p.m. Tuesday, Kelley Memorial Chapel, Eufaula, Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home and Crematory, Eufaula.

FORT GIBSON — WILLIAMS, Donna Jean, 75, retired from Fort Gibson schools, died Wednesday. Services 1 p.m. today, Fort Gibson First Baptist Church, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory, Muskogee.

HULBERT — HOWARD, Dwight C., 70, laborer, died Friday. Services pending, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

PORTER — PAYNE, Bobby Dale “Bob,” 80, diesel mechanic and trucker, died Thursday. Services 11 a.m. Tuesday, Mallett Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner, Mallett Funeral Home, Wagoner.

TAHLEQUAH — FAHEY, Kim Lee, 55, homemaker, died Dec. 4. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Reed-Culver Chapel, Tahlequah, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — SMITH, Gomer E., 79, mechanic, died Dec. 2. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Reed-Culver Chapel, Tahlequah, Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

WAGONER — SHIELDS, Donald Carroll, 69, retired, died Dec. 7. Services pending, Mallett Funeral Home, Wagoner.

WAGONER — TURNHAM, Sarah, 66, homemaker, died Friday. Services pending, Shipman Funeral Home and Crematory, Wagoner.



LOCAL TIES

BIXBY — McKINNEY, Patsy Ruth, 86, homemaker, died Dec. 3. Services 9:30 a.m. today, Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel, Muskogee, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory, Muskogee.

CANADIAN — HATFIELD, Normajean E., 85, died Dec. 4. Services 11 a.m. Thursday, Canadian First Baptist Church, Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home and Crematory, Eufaula.

CLAREMORE — COBB, Robert “Bob,” 89, pipeline equipment manufacturer, died Sunday. Services pending, Shipman Funeral Home and Crematory, Wagoner.

KEOTA — NIXON, Rosie May, 91, homemaker, died Friday. Services 1 p.m. Wednesday, Unity Baptist Church, Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Stigler.

OKLAHOMA CITY — RENEAU, Brenda Gail, 58, former state labor commissioner, died Thursday. Services pending, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory, Muskogee.



SERVICES TODAY

BEAIRD, Rita, 2 p.m., Checotah Church of Christ. (Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Checotah)

FRENCH, October Rayne, 2 p.m., Reed-Culver Chapel, Tahlequah. (Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah)

LAMONS, Johnny B., 10 a.m., Reed-Culver Chapel, Tahlequah. (Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah)

McKINNEY, Patsy Ruth, 9:30 a.m., Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel, Muskogee. (Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory, Muskogee)

SMOTTS, Marion Wilfred “Willie,” 11 a.m., Hersman-Nichols Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner. (Hersman-Nichols Funeral Home, Wagoner)

WILLIAMS, Donna Jean, 1 p.m., Fort Gibson First Baptist Church. (Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory, Muskogee)