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Obituaries

December 11, 2012

Deaths 12.12.12

LOCAL

DIXSON, Mildred, 91, died Tuesday. Services pending, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

HINER, Polly, 90, homemaker, died Sunday. Services 10 a.m. Friday, First Baptist Church Sanctuary, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

MOORE, Leola E., 90, retired registered nurse, died Dec. 8. Services 9 a.m. Saturday, Chandler Road Church of Christ, Bradley Funeral Service of Muskogee.

SIPES, Billy Leon, 69, carpenter, died Friday. Private family memorial service, Bradley Funeral Service of Muskogee.

TOLLER, Ella Mae, 97, died Tuesday. Services pending, Bradley Funeral Service of Muskogee.

TWIGG, William Ira, 89, warehouseman, died Saturday. Services 10 a.m. today, Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

AREA

CHECOTAH — OTTO, Richard R., 81, retired, died Monday. Services pending, Checotah Funeral & Cremation Service.

EUFAULA — LUCE, Joyce Marie, 68, homemaker, died Monday. Services 11 a.m. Friday, Kelley Memorial Chapel, Eufaula, Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory, Eufaula.

EUFAULA — WHITE, Erin Clayton, 53, painter and woodworker, died Tuesday. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Kelley Memorial Chapel, Eufaula, Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory, Eufaula.

GORE — BAILEY, Bryan Keith, 48, Pleasant Valley Healthcare nurses’ assistant, died Monday. Services 11 a.m. Thursday, Agent Chapel, Gore, Agent Funeral Home, Sallisaw.

HITCHITA — SMITH, Betty Sue, 78, retired nursing service, died Friday. Services pending, Checotah Funeral & Cremation Service.

OKTAHA — WELCH, Rev. Billy E., 78, retired minister, died Sunday. Services 10:30 a.m. Friday, Butler Creek Indian Church, Oktaha, Checotah Funeral & Cremation Service.

TAHLEQUAH — CARRIER, Cedar, 66, artist, died Friday. Services to be held at a later date, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — JORDAN, Arthur D., 86, dairy farmer, died Dec. 6. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Green Country Funeral Home Chapel, Tahlequah, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH — WILDER, Lelah J., 81, licensed practical nurse, died Friday. Services to be held at a later date, Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

WAGONER — TURNER, Laverne S., 86, teacher, died Friday. Services 3 p.m. Thursday, First Christian Church, Wagoner, Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner.

WARNER — HOWERTON, William Thomas, 65, retired United States Army, died Monday. Services 11 a.m. Friday, Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

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