May 30th, 2012
Rowene Myrtle Spears, 95, of Bokoshe
died Monday, May 28, 2012, in Bokoshe.
Rowene was born March 9, 1917, in Santa
Maria, Calif., to Chris H. and Mamie
(Launders) Kortner. She was a homemaker
and a member of the First Christian Church
in Santa Maria. She was preceded in death
by her parents; husband, Wilbur Spears;
sister, Betty Shelburne; daughter, Barbara
Moorehead; grandsons, Darrell and Joseph; and greatgreat
Survivors include her daughter, Carol Lovell of
Bokoshe; grandchildren, Rose and Wes Young of Pocola,
Wanda Ann Carver Stacy, 65, of Henderson, Nev., died
April 23, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nev.
Wanda was born Nov. 25, 1946, in Los Angeles to
Lindsey and Ermel Bartley Carver. She grew up on a farm
run by her grandparents, J.B. and Talitha Carver, near
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband,
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Dallas
and Jason Johnston, and granddaughters, Riley and Kendal
Johnston of Henderson; brother and sister-in-law, Leon
and Retha Carver of Princeton, Texas; and other family
Rebecca (Conrad) McDonald, 94, of Spiro died Friday, May 25, 2012. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, at Christian Grove Free Will Baptist Church under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
Herbert Oscar Upchurch Jr., 61, of Poteau died Friday, May 25, 2012, in Poteau. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at Fairview Cemetery, Panama, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.
Henryetta McKesson, 98, of Fort Coffee died Friday, May 25, 2012. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, at Mount Triumph MIssionary Baptist Church under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
Lois Pauline Rodgers, 91, of Spiro died Saturday, May 26, 2012. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
Charlene (Wells) Releford, 99, of Spiro died Tuesday, May 22, 2012. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, at Roselawn Cemetery inn Spiro under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
Early Friday morning, May 25, 2012, Billy Ray Shadwick left our earth to be in a better place; 21 days after May 4, when he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.Â
Billy was 45. He was born Oct. 12, 1966, in Idabel to Bill and Shirley Shadwick. He graduated from Heavener High School in 1984 and attended CASC.
Billy married Stephanie on Nov. 27, 1998, giving them almost 15 incredible years together with the kids â€” Tasha and Garret Janway.
Billyâ€™s prior employment was a Poker Room Manager at Choctaw Casino with his current employment being a Manager at Ronâ€™s Discount Lumber.
It has been 10 long years since the Poteau High School Hall of Fame has had an induction ceremony to honor previous members of the Poteau High School fraternity of athletes, coaches and support staff. Friday night, May 25, the Hall of Fame held an induction ceremony that saw 41 former athletes, coaches and supporters enshrined. Only 5 inductees were not present due to prior commitments.
The induction ceremony was held in conjunction with the all school reunion, which is held every three years.
BARTLESVILLE â€” The Eastern Oklahoma Riverdawgs Major American Legion baseball team won two of its first three games in the Trophy Case Tournament.
After losing to Three Rivers 12-11 in eight innings Saturday afternoon, the Riverdawgs won their next two games, beating Jay 6-2 later that day, then beating Woodward 6-2 Sunday night. Â
The â€˜Dawgs, 2-1 on the season, played Three Rivers again Monday morning, and had to win four games to win the tournament.