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September 1st

Olen “Poss” David Earls

September 1, 2011

Olen “Poss” David Earls,
73, of Heavener died
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011 in
Fort Smith, Ark. He was
born July 5, 1938, in
Independence. Services will
be held Friday, Sept. 2, at
10 a.m. at the First Baptist
Church in Heavener.
Arrangements are under the
direction of Dowden
Funeral Home Heavener.

Mildred Pauline Kilgore

September 1, 2011

Mildred Pauline Kilgore, 94, of Poteau
died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011 in Monroe.
Mildred was born July 6, 1917, in Hon,
Ark., to John D. and Winnie (Black)
Chester. She was a nurse. Mildred was a
member of the Pleasant Valley Free Will
Baptist Church in Poteau. She was preceded
in death by her parents; granddaughter,
Michelle Gassaway; son, Thomas M;
sister, Dovie Ruyle.
Survivors include five daughters and sons-in-law,
Jeanette and Ralph LaRosa of Monroe, Sonja and Wilburn
Clark of Protem, Mo., Anna and Donnie Weaver of
Monroe, Winnie and Ron Plate of Soldontna, Alaska,

August 30th

David Glen Johnson

August 30, 2011

David Glen Johnson, 66, of Wister died Sunday, Aug.
28, 2011, in Wister.
Services will be at 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 2, 2011 at
Bethel Baptist Church in Wister with The Rev. Clyde
Steelman officiating. Burial will be in Ellis Chapel
Cemetery, Wister, under the direction of Evans and Miller
Funeral Home, Poteau.

Evangeline Meashintubby

August 30, 2011

Evangeline Meashintubby, 60, of Atoka died Friday
Aug. 26, 2011 in Talihina. Services will be held at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 31, at Rock Creek Cemetery, Honobia.
Interment will follow under the direction of Talihina
Funeral Home.

Ray Vermillion

August 30, 2011

Ray Vermillion, 73, of Wister died Sunday, Aug. 28,
2011, in Poteau. Ray was born in Whiteface, Texas, on
Dec. 20, 1937, to Holley L. and Vinita (Stroud) Vermillion.
He was a realtor. Ray was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife Cecelia of the home; daughter,
Jean Morris of Ratliff City; son and daughter-in-law,
Dennis and Lisa Vermillion of Wister; three grandchildren,
Shelby Hill, Monty Hill and Sara Vermillion; brother,
Marvin Vermillion of Austin, Texas; numerous nieces,
nephews, other relatives, loved ones and friends.

Eugene Travis Boyer

August 30, 2011

Eugene Travis Boyer of Muskogee (formerly
of Poteau) died Saturday, Aug. 27,
2011, in Muskogee.
Gene was born Oct. 14 in Parma, Mo.,
to Otto Chester and Stella Pearl (Carylile)
Boyer. He spent his career as a retail manager
for Walmart and C.R. Anthony’s and
was a partner in D&D Pharmacy in Poteau
and Fort Smith, Ark. He was preceded in death by his
wife, Betty. Gene was a 57-year member of the Poteau
Masonic Lodge. Gene was a veteran of the U.S. Army and
attended First Baptist Church in Poteau. His passion was
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and

Jack Claude "J.C." Kuykendall

August 30, 2011

Jack Claude “J.C.” Kuykendall, 78, of
Wister died Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, in
Poteau. J.C. was born Sept. 3, 1932, in Red
Oak to Jesse Herman and Effie (Pulley)
Kuykendall. He was a car salesman. J.C.
was preceded in death by his parents; his
first wife of 44 years, Ruby Marie Harmon;
sons, Carroll and Ronnie Kuykendall; and
brother, Larry Kuykendall.
Survivors include his wife, Esther of the home; sons,
Jerry Kuykendall, Terry Kuykendall and Claude Kuykendall
of California, Gary Henson of Missouri; daughters, Shirley
Thomas of Lodi, Calif., Marie Ford of Norman, Vernoyise

Ruby Mae Webb

August 30, 2011

Ruby Mae Webb, 93, of Poteau died
Aug. 28, 2011, in Poteau. She was born
June 23, 1918, in Poteau to Harmon and
Callie (Coggins) Davis. She was a homemaker
and a member of the Calvary
Assembly of God Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents;
her first husband and father of her
children, W. Leo Webb, and second husband, John Baldwin;
and a son, Bob Webb.
Ruby is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law,
Winford Webb and wife Sharon of Poteau, Roger Webb
and wife Kaye of Broken Arrow; daughter-in-law Jo Ann
Webb of Gans; a brother, Floyd Davis and wife Beverly of

Monte “Bud” Hale

August 30, 2011

Monte “Bud” Hale, 59, of Panama died Aug. 24, 2011.
Services will be conducted Saturday, Aug. 27, at 10 a.m.
at Royal Oak Cemetery, Cameron.
Arrangements are under the direction of Mallory-
Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.

Frank Ham Jr.

August 30, 2011

Frank Ham Jr. was born in Chickasha to
Homer and Lorene (Hillis) Ham. He died
surrounded by his family on Aug. 24, 2011
in Panama. He was 71.
Frank had a strong love for his family
and an extra special place in his heart for
his many great-grandchildren. He had a
special bond with each of them and was
happiest when he was spoiling the babies.
He spent this last year doing just what he
loved, spending time with his family and
breaking horses, which he had an extra
special talent for. Anyone that watched him
with horses would see that he had an

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