Archive - 2011 - Obituary
Cynthia Carol Crownover, 56, of Heavener died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, in Fort Smith, Ark. Services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28, at First Assembly of God Church, under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener.
Bill âHossâ Purcell of Cameron died at his home on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011.Â Bill married Carolyn Blair on June 10, 2006, in Poteau. He was a member of the James V. Callan Dalite Lodge in Irving, Texas, and a member of the McAlester Masonic Lodge.Â Bill received his 32nd degree at the McAlester Lodge.Â Bill was a self-employed truck driver with an attitude and sense of humor.
Bill was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Robin Phillips, and two sisters, Susan Counts and Louise Rose.
Janette Wickware, 77, of Hodgen died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, in Fort Smith, Ark. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, at First Baptist Church in Hodgen, under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Geraldine Marie Silva, 82, of Bokoshe died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, in Bokoshe. She was born Feb. 16, 1929, in National City, Calif., to Octovio and Frances (Salas) Salazar. Geraldine Salazar married Joe Susano Silva on Aug. 3, 1947. in Los Angeles. She was a homemaker and was very devoted to her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, John Silva.
Charles K. Neeley, 73, of Poteau died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, in Poteau. Charles was born Dec. 17, 1937, in Holland, Mo., to Lonnie and Edna (Spencer) Neeley. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a truck driver. Charles was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Debbie Smith; and sister, Ruby Neeley.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce of the home; daughters, Janice Andrews and Linda McNees of Battle Creek, Mich., Robin Griggs of Ohio, Trish Howery of Poteau; sons, Chuck Neeley of Poteau, Darrell Gage of Missouri; 25 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.
Joel Dwayne Hicks, 31, of Poteau died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, in Poteau. Joel was born Nov. 11, 1979 in McAlester. Joel worked in construction. He loved to play football and golf. He loved his daughter so very much. He was saved and brought to the Lord the summer of 2010. He was preceded in death by his father, Lowell Wayne Hicks; grandparents, Lowell Dee and Atha Belle Hicks, Ray C. Babb, Iris Babb Cabe and Tom Cabe.
Albert Ernest Hall Jr., 76, of Heavener died Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at his home.
Albert served on the Carl Albert State College Board of Regents for 11 years. He was co-owner with his father of the Sinclair station in Heavener. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and Heavener Lions Club. He graduated with a business degree from the University of Oklahoma and was an avid OU fan.
Albert served seven years in the U.S. Marine Corps, retiring with the rank of lieutenant colonel.
Jerry Allen Patton, 67, of Poteau died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, in Fort Smith, Ark. Jerry was born July 15, 1944, in Lequire to James Wiley and Myrtle Pauline (Nelson) Patton. Jerry was retired from Rheem and was a veteran of the U.S. Army who served in Vietnam. He was a member of the Poteau Masonic Lodge, 32nd Degree Mason. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, James Earl Patton, and stepdaughter, Trisha.
Kenneth Burton Ford, 75, of Little Axe died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, in Norman. Kenneth was born April 24, 1936, in Poteau to John Burton and Edith A. (Green) Ford. He was in the U.S. Marine Corps for 11 years. Kenneth was a truck driver. He worked at the docks and drove trucks. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Denver Ford and Don Ford.
Timothy Doyle Brown, 55, of Cameron died Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, in Cameron. Services are pending under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.