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Obituaries

February 6, 2013

Deaths 02.06.13

— LOCAL

COPUS, Jack L., 70, OG&E mechanic, died Tuesday. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Bradley Funeral Chapel, Fort Gibson, Bradley Funeral Service of Fort Gibson.

DURANT, George F., 71, retired mechanic, died Feb. 2. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

SMITH, Suenell, 82, retired teacher/speech therapist, died Friday. Services 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Foster’s Ivory Chapel, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

AREA

CHECOTAH — BERRY, Mary Louise, 86, retired AT&T, died Jan. 29. Services 1 p.m. Saturday, Checotah Funeral Service Chapel, Checotah Funeral & Cremation Service.

CHECOTAH — SORENSON, Kenneth “Ken,” 80, aerospace engineer, died Tuesday. Services pending, Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Checotah.

COUNCIL HILL — ALLEN, Don, 72, farmer, died Monday. Services pending, Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Checotah.

PORTER — FIELDEN, Ronnie Wayne, 61, farmer/rancher, died Monday. Visitation noon to 7 p.m. today, Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner. Services 10 a.m. Thursday, Shipman Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner, Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner.

PORTER — HALL, Hazel Ruth, 82, retired First National Bank cashier, died Friday. Memorial service 11 a.m. today, Porter First Baptist Church, Mallett Funeral Home, Wagoner.

PORTER — TIBBS, Tony H., 90, retired, died Sunday. Visitation 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Foster-Petering Funeral Home. Services 11 a.m. Friday, Vernon Cemetery, Coweta, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

PORUM — BREEDLOVE, Carl Junior, 79, retired Department of Transportation mechanic, died Tuesday. Services 10 a.m. Friday, Porum Assembly of God Church, Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Stigler.

TAHLEQUAH — MAHAN, Paul A., 68, janitor, died Sunday. Services pending, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

WAGONER — REDFERN, David, 79, died Tuesday. Services pending, Hersman-Nichols Funeral Home, Wagoner.

WAGONER — SELF, Norma Jean, 69, business woman, died Monday. Services 10 a.m. Thursday, Blackgum Baptist Church, Vian, Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw.

LOCAL TIES

INOLA — THOMPSON, Lori, 51, died Monday. Services pending, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

MAZIE — COBLENTZ, Josephine, 81, homemaker, died Saturday. Services 10 a.m. today, First Baptist Church, Mazie, Hersman-Nichols Funeral Home, Wagoner.

MEDFORD, Ore. — RUBEN, Kenneth Harold, 88, retired U.S. Marine Corps, died Jan. 25. Memorial service 1 p.m. Saturday, Three Rivers Cemetery, Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives, Medford, Ore.

MULDROW — ROGERS, Harvey Elmer, 75, minister, died Monday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Living Water Fellowship, Roland, Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Muldrow.

OKMULGEE — PERRY, Doretha Louise, 74, health provider, died Jan. 30. Visitation 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Okmulgee Chapel. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Matthew Baptist Church, Okmulgee, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Okmulgee Chapel.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (formerly of Stigler) — VIRDEN, Dennis Lee, 69, retired warehouse operator, died Sunday. Services 10:30 a.m. Friday, Quinton City Cemetery, Mallory-Martin Funeral Home & Crematory, Stigler.

RALEIGH, N.C. — RUSSELL, John Homer, 92, restaurant owner, died Jan. 30. Services 11 a.m. Friday, Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner.

SALLISAW — WARD, Billy Gene, 83, died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Faith Assembly of God, Sallisaw, Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw.

STIGLER — APPLE, Pauline, 94, homemaker, died Monday. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Mallory Chapel, Stigler, Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Stigler.

TULSA — BUTLER, Donald Eugene, 66, hydrologist, died Monday. Visitation noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Tulsa Chapel. Services 1 p.m. Saturday, Biglow’s All Faiths Chapel, Tulsa, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Tulsa Chapel.

TULSA — KELSEY, Curtis Franklin, 89, mechanic, died Saturday. Services pending, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

TULSA — PONDER-WILLIAMS, Jean Elizabeth, 79, home health provider, died Tuesday. Services pending, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Tulsa Chapel.

TULSA — WHITTLEY, Demetria Arthelia, 53, legal administrative clerk, died Monday. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, Covenant Family Church, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Tulsa Chapel.

SERVICES TODAY

ASBILL, Ronnie Nathanial, 1 p.m., Sallisaw High School Gymnasium. (Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw)

COBLENTZ, Josephine, 10 a.m., First Baptist Church, Mazie. (Hersman-Nichols Funeral Home, Wagoner)

COOPER, Louis Edmond, 10 a.m., Mallory Chapel, Stigler. (Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Stigler)

DAY, Anna May, 11 a.m., Agent Mallory-Martin Chapel, Sallisaw. (Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw)

HALL, Hazel Ruth, 11 a.m., Porter First Baptist Church. (Mallett Funeral Home, Wagoner)

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