Archive - Jul 2011
I am just about finished with summer baseball. My midget team finished second to a good Durant team which is now battling at the state tournament right here in Poteau.
My prep team won their first game at its state tournament Tuesday in McLoud and were scheduled to play Chandler Wednesday night. The other three games were rained out Tuesday in McLoud, so there were games all day Wednesday and ours was scheduled to be the last. I wrote this before we played, so I donâ€™t know how it turned out.
2011 Competitive Church League
Team W L
Sugarloaf Christian Fellowship 4 0
Sugarloaf Christian Fellowship II 4 0
Thessalonian Baptist Church 3 1
Heart O' Hills Church 2 1
Bethel Baptist Church 2 1
House of Hope Church 2 2
Immanuel Baptist Church 2 2
Double Branch Baptist Church 1 3
Poteau Church of Christ II 0 3
Poteau Church of Christ 0 3
Poteau First Assembly of God 0 4
Tom Pennington Lucas, 62, of Poteau, Okla., passed away Friday, July 8, 2011 in Poteau. Services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 11, at the Oakland Cemetery Pavilion with Rev. Jim Cook officiating.
John Wesley Willard, 88, of LeFlore, Okla., died July 11, 2011 at his residence.
Services will be Thursday, July 14, at 10 a.m. at Summerfield Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Summerfield Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Wanda A. Colbert, 62 of Heavener, Okla., passed away Monday, July 11, 2011 in Ft. Smith, Ark.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 14, graveside at Howe Cemetery, Howe, Okla., under direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau, Okla.
Jess A. Stevens Jr., 86, of Tulsa died Saturday, July 9, 2011, at Lakewood Care Center, Tulsa.
Religious Service will be at County Line Church, Whitesboro, at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 12. Burial will be at County Line Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Helen Ruth Statham, 69, of Bokoshe died Wednesday, July 6, 2011.
Services will be Wednesday, July 13 at the Victory Worship Center in Spiro under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Spiro.
Paul Everette Statham, 70, of Bokoshe died Wednesday, July 6, 2011.
Services will be Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at the Victory Worship Center in Spiro under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Spiro.
Lena Smith, 87, formerly of Poteau died Thursday, July 7, 2011, at Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad, N.M.
Lena was born Aug. 7, 1923, to George Addison and Nancy Elizabeth (Gabbard) Rice. She grew up in Oklahoma and attended school there. On Nov. 18, 1939, she married Eugene â€śGeneâ€ť E. Smith and following WWII they moved to Carlsbad.
Jerry Wayne Stewart, 64, of Benton, Ark., died Sunday, July 10, 2011. He was born Sept. 29, 1946 in Poteau. Jerry was an attorney in Benton for 30 years and was an avid horse racing fan. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Nadine Stewart, and twin daughters, Jerilyn and Melissa Stewart.
He is survived by his son, Jay Stewart and wife Magen of Little Rock, Ark.; brother, Larry Stewart of Fort Smith, Ark.; granddaughter, Haylee Stewart of Benton and his former wife, Linda Stewart.