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Ricky William Bull

November 8, 2011

Ricky William Bull, 53, of Van Buren, Ark., died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at Forest Park Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw.

Drama in Pocola

November 8, 2011

Conflicting items on the agenda for tonight's Pocola Board of Trustee's meeting should make for a lively event if nothing else. There is an item on the agenda to possibly terminate the employment of Police Chief Dale Fout and another employee named Liz Oden. Further down the agenda is an item to give several employees named a raise. Fout and Oden are also specifically listed under those items.
Clearly the items were placed on the agenda by different members of the board, and the meeting itself should make for an interesting one.

Larry Burton Young Sr.

November 8, 2011

Larry Burton Young Sr. left this earth to be with his sweetheart, Sue, on Nov. 5, 2011, in Spiro. He was born Sept. 2, 1922, at Wister to John Thomas and Dena Mae (Lucas) Young.

Wanda Jean Rice

November 8, 2011

Wanda Jean Rice, 71, of Cameron died Nov. 7, 2011, in Fort Smith, Ark. She was born Dec. 2, 1939, at Cameron to Johnny and Ruth (Seaton) Morris. Wanda Jean Morris married Bill Rice on Nov. 21, 1962, in Cameron. Jean retired from Cameron School System after 28 years of teaching and from CASC where she served as evening librarian for 11 years.

Ralph Jay Perdue Sr.

November 8, 2011

Ralph Jay Perdue Sr. was born Nov. 20, 1938, in Oklahoma City to Allie Andrew and Faye (Sutton) Perdue. He graduated from Capitol Hill High School in 1956. He played football for two years at Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton, where he was the first Eastern JUCO All-American. He played varsity football at Central State University for two years, graduating with a degree in history and physical education in 1960.

Leta Marjorie McCroskey

November 8, 2011

Leta Marjorie McCroskey, 61, of Poteau died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, in Poteau. Leta was born Jan. 31, 1950, in Waco, Texas, to Charles Leighton and Vertie Novelia (Dodson) Stephens Warrick. She was a material expediter at Whirlpool. Leta was preceded in death by her father; stepfather, John Warrick; four stepbrothers, John Jr., Doug, Bruce and David Warrick.

John Al Garner Jr.

November 8, 2011

John Al Garner Jr., 81, of Wister died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, in Talihina. John Al was a U.S. Army veteran. He was owner of Garner’s Garage, which has been passed down from father to son and has been open in Wister for over 100 years. John Al was a member of the Wister Fire Department, instrumental in its organization, was Fire Chief and retired from the Department after serving over 24 years, of which he was very proud. He was a member of the Wister School Board for 25 years. He served as Mayor of Wister. He was always civic minded and very involved in many aspects of the Wister community.

Epsin Goodwin

November 8, 2011

Epsin Goodwin, 98, of Heavener died Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 in Poteau. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, No. 9, at First Baptist Church, Heavener. Burial will be in Hontubby Cemetery under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener.

Jewell Mae Ellis

November 8, 2011

Jewell Mae Ellis, 81, of Pocola died Nov. 4, 2011, in Fort Smith, Ark. Services were held Monday, Nov. 7, at the Grace Manor Memorial Chapel, Poteau. Burial was at Fairview Cemetery, Dustin, under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home, Poteau.

Jimmy Cecil Walls

November 8, 2011

Jimmy Cecil Walls, 75, of Shady Point died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, in Fort Smith, Ark. Services will be at 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 7, at the Solid Rock Pentecostal Church of God in Panama. burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Panama, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.

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