Archive - Obituary
April 17th, 2014
Omer Lee Adams, 83, of Caddo, formerly of Poteau died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Caddo. Omer Lee was born Oct. 30, 1930, in Wister to Truman and Vangie (Hawkins) Adams. He was a mechanic. Omer Lee was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dema; daughter, Becky; brothers, Howard and Denver; sister, Laverne Moran.
Survivors include his daughter, Cassie Stafford of Caddo; grandson, Kody Blaylock of San Diego, Calif.; sisters, Lucille Mote of Wilburton and Lorene Upchurch of Edmond; other relatives, loved ones and friends.
Betty (Deaton) Nichols, 80, of Poteau died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark. Betty was born June 21, 1933, in Poteau to Bill and Blanche Deaton. Betty graduated from the University of Arkansas with a BS in education. She was a retired science teacher of 22 years. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church, Poteau. She was honored as Poteau and Regional Teacher of the Year, Teacher of Excellence, inducted into the Oklahoma Science and Engineering Science Fair Hall of Fame and a member of DKG International Society.
Barbara Valentine Montgomery, 43, of Red Oak passed away Friday, April 11, 2014. Barbara was born July 20, 1970, in Denver City, Texas, to Johnny R. and Connie J. (Burdick) Byrd.
Robert Joe Montgomery, 54, of Red Oak passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014. Robert was born Aug. 31, 1959, in Wilburton to Francis M. and Billie (Revis) Montgomery.
Shawn Lee Kirkes, 43, died Monday, April 14, 2014, in Forth Smith, Ark.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at Cupco Cemetery under the direction ofÂ Burkhart Funeral Services, Talihina.
Betty Lou (Perry) Mitchell, 68, of Arkoma died Sunday, April 13, 2014.
Services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Spiro and 2 p.m. Wednesday at New Hope Holiness Church in Lindsay. Burial will be in Dibble Cemetery.
Jess Burns Jr., 57, of Poteau died Monday, April 14, 2014, in Poteau.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday. April 19, at Checotah Community Center under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Patsy Lee Johnson, 56, of Checotah, formerly of Poteau died Friday, April 11, 2014. Patsy was born in Poteau Nov. 19, 1957, to John and Oma Lee (Ward) Metzker. She attended Carl Albert State College. Pasty was preceded in death by her parents.
John Calvin Greer died Friday, April 11, 2014, in Bolivar, Mo. He was born June 13, 1922, in Brawley, Ark., to Reginald and Iva (Oliver) Greer.
He grew up in Poteau and is in the Poteau High School Hall of Fame. John served in the U.S. Air Force from 1942-1946 in the South Pacific. He went to Southeastern State College in Durant on a track scholarship and graduated there. John taught Science in Oklahoma and Kansas and retired from teaching in 1985. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Leavenworth, Kan.
Jewel Roop, 87, of Heavener died Saturday, April 12, 2014.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Cynthia Nelson, 98, died Monday, March 30, 2014, in Hayward, Calif.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, at New Talihina CemeteryÂ under the direction of BurkhartÂ Funeral Services.