MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

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.



LOCAL TIES

INDIANOLA — ENOX, Alvis L., 75, mechanic, died Monday. No services planned, Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory, Eufaula.

LANGLEY (formerly of Webbers Falls and Warner) — HUNTER, Jerry Lee, 62, died Feb. 22. Services 1 p.m. Saturday, Warner Memorial Cemetery, Luginbuel Funeral Home, Vinita.

OKMULGEE — BEEN-EASTERLING, Georgia Lee, 81, doctor’s assistant, died Tuesday. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. today, McClendon-Winters Funeral Home Chapel, Okmulgee. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, First United Methodist Church, McClendon-Winters Funeral Home, Okmulgee.

OKMULGEE — BUCKLEY, Betty, 66, retired junior high school teacher, died Monday. Services pending, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Okmulgee Chapel.

OKMULGEE — WELLER, Dorothy N., 86, homemaker, died Monday. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, McClendon-Winters Funeral Home, Okmulgee. Services 2 p.m. Friday, McClendon-Winters Chapel, Okmulgee, McClendon-Winters Funeral Home, Okmulgee.

PRYOR — SOWERS, Bobby G. Sr., 69, laborer, died Monday. Services pending, Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory, Wagoner.

SPIRO — DUNCAN, Myrtle Margaret, 93, died Sunday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel, Spiro, Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.

STILWELL — ROSS, George, 70, custodian, died Sunday. Services 1 p.m. Thursday, Chuculate Baptist Church, Stilwell, Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Stilwell.

TULSA — BOYD, Dewayne A., 49, construction worker, died Dec. 4. Visitation 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa. Services 1 p.m. Saturday, St. Andrews Baptist Church, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa.

TULSA — HOLMES, Mary E., 80, United States Postal Service, died Dec. 3. Services 1 p.m. today, Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa.

TULSA — PHILLIPS, Andrew D. “Andy,” 54, retired Tulsa Police officer, died Sunday. Visitation 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa. Services 11 a.m. Friday, Mt. Rose Baptist Church, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa.

TULSA (formerly of Bristow) — TOOMBS, Tollie C., 66, mail handler, died Friday. Services 11 a.m. today, Calvary Baptist Church, Sapulpa, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa.

TULSA — YARBROUGH, Antonio, 60, Tulsa Fire Department fire captain, died Saturday. Visitation noon to 7 p.m. Thursday, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Tulsa Chapel. Services 11 a.m. Friday, Amazing Grace Christian Center, Tulsa, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Tulsa Chapel.

WICHITA, Kan. — GOTT, Kathleen, 51, died Monday. Services pending, Biglow-Bethea Funeral Directors, Wichita, Kan.



SERVICES TODAY

TWIGG, William I., 10 a.m., Fort Gibson National Cemetery. (Foster-Petering Funeral Home)