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November 8th

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.

Wanda Louise Franks

November 8, 2011

Wanda Louise Franks, 78, of Muse died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, in Muse.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Grace Manor Funeral Home with Bro. Jeff Little officiating. Services are under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home, Poteau.

Esther Therese Percifield-Kuykendall

November 8, 2011

Esther Therese Percifield-Kuykendall, 78, of Wister died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, in Poteau. Esther was born July 14, 1933, in New York Mills, Minn., to Brynolf and Esther (Blomberg) Hill. She was retired from the Kerr Conference Center. Esther was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Doug Percifield, and second husband, J.C. Kuykendall.

Nancy Lynn Higgins

November 8, 2011

Nancy Lynn Higgins, 47, of Spiro died Monday, Oct. 31, 2011. Viewing will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Cemetery.

Murray “JR” D. Baker

November 8, 2011

Murray “JR” D. Baker, Jr., born on Sept. 19, 1930, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at the age of 81. He served as an RM3 in the U.S. Navy.  Murray was an accomplished and professional Western Swing guitarist, most recently playing in his band, the “River City Four.”
He was preceded in death by his parents, Murray D. Baker, Sr. and Ethel Ruth Baker; and brothers, Orben Baker, Edwin “Bud” Baker and Frank Baker.

James Dearld Graham

November 8, 2011

James Dearld Graham, 26, of Heavener died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, in Poteau. James was born Feb. 12, 1985, in Fort Smith, Ark., to James Gearld and Sherry Sue (White) Graham. James was an auto detailer. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Agnes M. Graham; stepmother, Paula J. Graham, grandfather, Neal White; great-grandparents, Rubin and Polly White; grandparents, Elba and Henry T. Rogers; and stepfather, Alan McCullough.

Tornado warning for southern LeFlore County

November 8, 2011

TORNADO WARNING
OKC079-127-081730-
/O.NEW.KTSA.TO.W.0114.111108T1700Z-111108T1730Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
1100 AM CST TUE NOV 8 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TULSA HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHERN LE FLORE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA
NORTHEASTERN PUSHMATAHA COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA

* UNTIL 1130 AM CST

* AT 1056 AM CST...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO WAS LOCATED 15 MILES SOUTHWEST OF WHITESBORO...MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH.

Ruby L. Ray

November 8, 2011

Ruby L. Ray, 85, of Poteau died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, in Poteau. She was born Jan. 11, 1926, in Cauthron, Ark, to James David and Minnie Emma Lee (Holmes) Stuart. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and great-aunt. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Burlen Ray; and brother and sister-in-law, J.B. and Florence Stuart.

Not a bad way to get the basketball season under way

November 8, 2011

Last week, LeFlore County saw the first of hundreds of basketball games get tipped off to begin the 2011-12 season. What caught my eyes?
The Leflore Savages took perennial Class B power Red Oak to the limit Thursday night before losing to the Eagles after the Savages won their season opener.
The Howe High School teams both had to overcome deficits against Smithville to each post road victories Friday night to get the season off on the right foot.

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