Archive - Jul 2011 - Obituary
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,
George Trenholm Abrahams, 97, of Spiro died Friday,
July 15, 2011. Services were held Monday, July 18, at the
First United Methodist Church in Spiro under the direction
of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
Omer Edmond Yandell, 84, of Wister died Saturday,
July 16, 2011, in Wister. Omer was born Aug. 9, 1926, to
George Franklin and Lucy (Jones) Yandell. Omer was a
veteran of the U.S. Army where he served in WWII. He
worked for public works, at a sawmill and as a farmer. He
was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Hazel; son,
Billy; and grandsons, James Ray and Joshua Duane.
Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Ellen
and David Adams of Duncan, Merdith Atwell of Lawton,
Mary and Steve Arbuckle of Duncan, Billie Yandell of
Barbara Alma Agnes
Weaver, 75, of Shady Point
died Friday, July 15, 2011,
in Poteau. Private family
services will be held at a
Thurman Lee Harber Sr., 84, of Monroe
died Sunday, July 17, 2011, in Monroe.
Thurman was born April 15, 1927, in
Monroe to William Quirlous and Beulah
Leona (Weatherford) Harber. He was a
mechanic. He was preceded in death by his
parents; brothers L.Z. Harber and Delbert
Harber, an infant brother and sister.
Survivors include his wife, Jerolene of
the home; three sons, Thurman Harber Jr. and Rose, of
Monroe, Dennis Harber and Donny Harber of Pocola;
seven grandchildren, Lee Harber, Matt Cordes, Tiffany
Harber, David Harber, Brian Harber, Blandon Deen, and
Services for Derrell D. Plummer will be
held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 20, 2011,
at Evans Chapel of Memories in Poteau
with The Rev. Jim Cook officiating. Burial
will be at Oakland Cemetery under the
direction of Evans and Miller Funeral
Home. The family will receive visitors from
6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Derrell died Sunday, July 17, at St.
Francis Hospital in Tulsa, seven days following the death
of his wife, Ophelia.
The son of Edd and Elsie (Young) Plummer, Derrell
was born Sept. 30, 1923, in Oliver, Ark. The family
Elaine Jeanette McIntosh
Elaine Jeanette McIntosh, 62, of Talihina, died Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at Sparks Regional Medical Center, Fort Smith, Ark..
Graveside services will be at Whitesboro Cemetery at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 16, with Mark Cook officiating. Services are under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Ronald J. Rogers
Ronald J. Rogers died June 15, 2011, in Evergreen, Colo. He was the son of Andrew â€śBuddyâ€ť and Dimple Rogers of Poteau. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at Old Bokoshe Cemetery, Bokoshe. Arrangements are under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home of Poteau.
John Wesley Willard
John Wesley Willard, 88, of Leflore died Monday, July 11, 2011, at his residence.
Willard was born in Wister on May 31, 1923, the son of the late Wesley and Johnnie (Brooks) Willard.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He married Betty Patchin on May 26, 1973, in Weatherford. He began teaching in Thackerville in 1962, then taught at Leflore school, where he retired in 1985.
He also worked as a farmer/rancher, was a member of the Red Oak Masonic Lodge and served for many years as a deacon at Summerfield Baptist Church. He was an avid hunter.