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August 27th, 2014

Mary Lou (Goodwin) Courtney

August 27, 2014

Mary Lou (Goodwin) Courtney, 69, of Poteau died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Poteau. She was born March 5, 1945 in Cameron to Herman T. and Aleen (Owen) Goodwin. She was a homemaker and retired residential property manager.
She was preceded in death by her parents.

Dick Wilkerson

August 27, 2014

Dick Wilkerson, 81, of Poteau died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Poteau.
Services are pending with Evans and Miller Funeral Home.

August 22nd

Joe Allison Randall

August 22, 2014

Joe Allison Randall, 64, of Bokoshe died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.

Ruth Ann (Treat) Pickering

August 22, 2014

Ruth Ann (Treat) Pickering, 66, of Bokoshe died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.

Ruth was born July 25, 1948, in McAlester to Allen Newton and Anna Belle (Rice) Southard. She was a retired seamstress, rancher, wife, mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her late husband, Charley Treat, and siblings, Doyle and Richard Southard and Grace Testa.

August 15th

Harold Wayne Taylor

August 15, 2014

Harold Wayne Taylor, 73, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 in Tulsa with his family by his side.

Harold was born Jan. 31, 1941, in Fort Smith, Ark., to Berkley N. and Flora Mae Barnes Taylor.

He grew up in Spiro. Harold joined the U.S. Army, serving from 1958 until being honorably discharged in 1962. Harold married Patsy J. Kinsey on June 23, 1962, in Panama. For most of his life, Harold worked as a machinist in the aerospace industry, retiring in 1995 from A.M.I. In his spare time, Harold enjoyed building trailers and gardening. He will be remembered best for his love for his family.

George Edward Gage Jr. 

August 15, 2014

George Edward Gage Jr., 65, of Wister died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Wister.

George was born June 12, 1949, in Concord, N.H., to George Edward Sr. and Flora Lucille (Follansbee) Gage. He retired after working for the State of New Hampshire for more than 20 years. He was a volunteer fireman in Loudon, N.H., for 10 years. George enjoyed horseback riding and riding his Gold Wing motorcycle. He also enjoyed spending time with his family. He enjoyed music and playing his guitar. 

Billy Powell

August 15, 2014

Billy Powell, 67, of Sallisaw died Aug. 8, 2014, in Sallisaw. 

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at First Baptist Church in Bokoshe under the direction of Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw.

Larry D. Kable

August 15, 2014

Larry D. Kable, 45, of Bokoshe died Aug. 11, 2014, in Sallisaw.

Larry was born on April 8, 1969, in Portland, Ind. He was preceded in death by his father, Leroy Kable. He was the owner and operator of Larry & Leroy's Fix It All Shop in Sallisaw. He loved his family and he enjoyed fishing, riding horses, and grilling.

Teresa Darlene Lanigan

August 15, 2014

Darlene Lanigan, 55, of Elk City died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in a Clinton hospital.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at First United Methodist Church in Talihina under the direction of Burkhart Funeral Service, Talihina.

August 12th

Ronald Butler Gates

August 12, 2014

Ronald Butler Gates, 67, of Poteau died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at home.
Ronald was born June 3, 1947, in Miami, Okla., the son of Daniel John and Billie Leah Engleman Gates. He graduated from Savanna High School in the class of 1965.
He worked for the state of Oklahoma as an appeals judge for the employment office before transferring to Poteau where he worked as the office manager until his retirement in 2007.
Ronald married Nan Stanton Corder on May 20, 1980, in McAlester.

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