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September 23rd

James William Ward

September 23, 2011

James William Ward, 86, of Leflore died
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, in Fort Smith,
Ark. Ward was born Jan. 3, 1925, in
Vantress to Hollie James William and Julia
Ann (French) Ward. He was a U.S. Army
veteran, serving in Third Battalion Co. K
115th Inf. Regiment, Fifth Army, 29th
Infantry Division. He was a WWII veteran
involved in the D-Day landings in Normandy. His military
honors include a Purple Heart, Presidential Unit Citation,
Combat Infantry Badge, Victory Ribbon, Good Conduct
Ribbon, Theater Ribbon and three Bronze Service Stars.

September 21st

Gerald Conley “Jerry” Hinton

September 21, 2011

Gerald Conley “Jerry” Hinton, 81, of
Poteau died Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, in
Poteau. Jerry was born July 10, 1930, in
Bokoshe to Oscar and Lula (Richardson)
Hinton. He worked at the Del Monte
cannery. He was a veteran of the U.S.
Air Force. Jerry was preceded in death
by his parents; sisters, Lorene Tabor and
Neva Thomas; and brother, Ben
Hinton.
Survivors include his sister, Leona Alkire of Manteca,
Calif.; sister-in-law, Glenna Hinton of Poteau; numerous
nieces, nephews, other relatives and loved ones; many
beloved friends.

September 20th

Norma S. Hanna

September 21, 2011

Norma S. Hanna, 70, of
Panama died Saturday,
Sept. 17, 2011, in Panama.
Norma was born Nov. 28,
1940, in Spiro. Services
will be held at 10 a.m.,
Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Evans
Chapel of Memories,
Poteau. Arrangements are
under the direction of Evans
and Miller Funeral Home,
Poteau.

Janice Deane (Caswell) Johnson

September 21, 2011

Janice Deane (Caswell)
Johnson 63, of Poteau died
Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, in
Poteau. Janice was born
Feb. 3, 1948, in Olney, Ill.
Services are pending time
under the direction of Evans
and Miller Funeral Home,
Poteau.

James Lillard

September 21, 2011

James Lillard, 66, of
Heavener died Sunday,
Sept. 11, 2011, in Heavener.
James was born in Heavener
March 3, 1945. Memorial
services will be held
Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 4
p.m. at Dowden Funeral
Home Chapel in Heavener.
Arrangements are under the
direction of Dowden
Funeral Home, Heavener.

Beatrice Lewis

September 21, 2011

Beatrice Lewis, 92, of Spiro died Thursday, Sept. 15,
2011, in Fort Smith, Ark. Beatrice was born on Nov. 14,
1917. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at Mt.
Triumph Baptist Church, Fort Coffee. Burial will be in
Fort Coffee Cemetery. The family will be at Evans and
Miller Funeral Home in Pocola from 6-8 p.m. Thursday to
visit with relatives and friends.

Annie Lou Witt

September 21, 2011

Annie Lou Witt, 82, of Wister died
Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, in Wister. Annie
was born July 22, 1929, in Eufaula to Fred
and Ruby (Eskridge) Williams. She was a
restaurant cook. Annie was preceded in
death by her parents; son, Donald Adams;
daughter, Betty Adams; husband, Eschol
“Hank” Witt; three sisters and one brother.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Darrell
J. and Ginger Adams of Wister; three daughters and sonsin-
law, Carolyn and Robert Gutierrez of Belton, Texas,
Reah and George Maynor of Wister, Linda and Garry

Billy Mack Ramer

September 21, 2011

Billy Mack Ramer, 79, of Poteau died
Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, in Talihina. Bill
was born July 31, 1932, in Red Oak to
Alvin and Ila Beatrice (McAlester) Ramer.
He was retired from Wister Schools. Bill
was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served
in the Korean Conflict. He was preceded in
death by his parents and two brothers,
Norval Ramer and Johnny McGowen. Bill loved horses
and loved to trail ride.
Survivors include a daughter, Karen Barragan of Santa
Anna, Calif.; two grandsons; three sisters and brothers-inlaw,
Gail Morrison of Poteau, Sue and Ronnie Burke of

September 19th

Oran Lee Ross

September 20, 2011

Oran Lee Ross, 80, of Cameron died Wednesday,
Sept. 14, 2011, in Cameron. Oran was born Sept. 5,
1931, in Hackett, Ark., to Glenn and Grace Ray Ross.
Oran was an engineer at Whirlpool where he retired
after 37 years. He was on the Cameron City Council for
50 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and
served during the Korean War. He was preceded in
death by his parents; wife of 56 years, Earlene Ross and
brother, Gene Ross.
Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Lea and
Jim Ridenour of Cameron; son, Byron Ross of Cameron;

Paul “Butch” Dora

September 20, 2011

Paul “Butch” Dora, 41, of Poteau died Wednesday,
Sept. 14, 2011.
Paul was born Aug. 12, 1970, in Corona, Calif., to Paul
Lee II and Jacqueline Wales Dora. He was preceded in
death by his grandfather, Paul Dora I; grandmother, Patricia
Wales; and step-grandfather, Raymond Bean. Survivors
include his wife, Tonya of the home; daughters, Brooke
Elizalde of Redlands, Calif., Haley Pendergrass of Poteau,
Jessica Dora of Poteau; sons, Benjamin Hammon of San
Diego, Calif., Trevor Dora of Murrieta, Calif., Jordan
Pendergrass of Poteau, William Riley Dora of Poteau,

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