July 24th, 2014
Stephen Lanier Hensley, 83, of Spiro died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Stephen was born on Oct. 20, 1930, in Brevard, N. C., to Floyd and Clara (Ducker) Hensley.
Stephen was a member of Victory Worship Center in Spiro and a member of the Fleet Reserve Association. He retired from the U.S. Navy, serving his country for 20 years in the Korean and Vietnam wars. Stephen retired as sheriffâ€™s deputy and undersheriff for LeFlore County. He also was head of security at Blue Ribbon Downs.Â He loved his church family and enjoyed gardening, yard work and fishing.
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Last month, Poteau boys basketball coach Scott Nelke took advantage of a chance to go â€śhomeâ€ť as he took the Pocola Indians coaching job to be at his alma mater.
So, when the spot for Nelkeâ€™s spot opened up, Todd Hackler had a chance to do likewise â€” go â€śhome.â€ť And he will as he was hired this month to be Nelkeâ€™s replacement.
â€śI played here at Poteau,â€ť said Hackler, who was on the 1996 LeFlore County champion Pirate team. â€śI played [Class] 4A basketball, and I always wanted to coach it. Itâ€™s stronger competition and tougher teams.â€ť
Donald Gene Williams III, 18 months, of Arkoma died Monday, July 21, 2014, in Little Rock, Ark. Donald was born Jan. 17, 201,3 in Tulsa to Donald Gene Jr. and Elizabeth Francis Ann (Bennett) Williams. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bill and Shirley Bennett.
Survivors include his parents, Donald Jr. and Elizabeth Williams of the home; sisters, Jessica Caldera of the home, Kristina Ray Parris of Tulsa; grandparents, Donald Sr. and Zonia Williams of Arkoma; numerous aunts and uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends; dog, LuLu.
Stephen Lanier Hensley, 83, of Spiro died Tuesday, July 22, 2014.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 25, at Victory Worship Center in Spiro. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.