Archive - 2011
Alvin C. Schneider, 74, of Poteau died Monday, July
18, 2011, in Poteau. Alvin was born in Titusville, Pa., on
Oct. 23, 1936 to Nicolas and Hazel (Stufflebeam)
Schneider. Alvin worked in city maintenance.
Survivors include his wife, Leora of the home; three daugh-
ters, Lori Schneider McKeown of Fillmore, Calif., Chery
Schneider McGraw of Poteau, Connie Upton of Summerfield;
one son, Allen Schneider of Poteau; 23 grandchildren; nine
great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert Schneider of Titusville;
other relatives, loved ones and friends.
Charles Edward â€śCharleyâ€ť Archey, 52, died Monday,
July 18, 2011, in Shady Point. Services will be held at 10
a.m. Thursday, July 21, at the Fairhill Cemetery Pavilion.
Burial will follow in Fairhill Cemetery under the direction
of Grace Manor Funeral Home, Poteau.
Daisy â€śMamawâ€ť Bryant Abernathy, 91, of Bokoshe
died Monday, July 18, 2011, at home. Graveside services
will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 21, at Milton
Sandra Dietzman, 65, of Heavener died Sunday, July
17, 2011. Interment will be cremation. Arrangements aare
under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener.
Mary Adele Hensley, 94, of Octavia died July 14, 2011,
at Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center in Poteau. Services
were held Tuesday, July 19, at St. Catherine of Siena in
Talihina. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 20, at
the Octavia Cemetery under the direction of Talihina
Billy Joe Richards, 68, of Hodgen died Friday, July 15,
2011, at Grove. Services will be held Wednesday, July 20,
at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at
Hodgen Cemetery under the direction of Dowden Funeral
Gary â€śBubâ€ť Matthew Gibson, 27, of
Poteau died Tuesday, July 19, 2011. Gary
was born in Fort Smith, Ark., on Nov. 3,
1983 to Gary U. and Sharon Lynn
(Woodral) Gibson. Bub loved His Lord
and the Word of God. He was preceded in
death by his paternal grandparents, Clayton
and Patsy Gibson; maternal grandparents,
Fred and Doyce Woodral; and aunt, Rhonda Henson.
Survivors include his wife, Megan (Lindenau) Gibson of
the home; parents, Gary and Lynn Gibson of Howe; sisters,
Christi Lopez of Hodgen, Cheri Radwick of Howe; nieces,
It took a while to get the final verdict, but in the end there will be no more baseball for the Poteau American Legion AAA team this summer.
Poteau Coach Shain Turnipseed said that the final regular-season doubleheader against Okmulgee in Wister will not take place.
The twinbill was to have taken place Friday, but did not. Turnipseed was hoping that maybe the doubleheader could have been played Sunday afternoon, but the Okmulgee coach never got back with him until Tuesday morning. Turnipseed said that the Okmulgee coach said he wasn't going to play the games.
Colt Midgley, who played baseball for North Hopkins High School in Sulphur Springs, Texas, made the 2011 Texas Sports Writers Association Class A All-State Baseball Team.
Midgley, who graduated this past spring, batted .576 with 22 runs scored, seven stolen bases and a .659 on-base percentage.
Midgley is the son of Johnnie and Melissa Midgley of Sulphur Springs, and the grandson of J.C. and Glenda Midgley of Poteau and the great-grandson of Johnnie Dovey and the late Buster Dovey Jr., also of Poteau.
For the first time since Poteau Spirit Center and Shooting Stars Gymnastics Center merged in May, they have announced their first Stars of the Month.
Candelyn Kitchens won the Cheerleading Award for the month for â€śbeing a good leader.â€ť
The Tumbling Award went to Courtney Kitchens for â€śworking so hard.â€ť
Katie Magness was awarded the Team Award for â€śher commitment to her gymnastics, and for making great progress over this summer.â€ť
This month's Gymnastics Award went to Raegan Kardokus for â€śshowing a lot of improvement and continuing to try hard.â€ť