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November 8th

Larry Burton Young Sr.

November 8, 2011

Larry Burton Young Sr. left this earth to be with his sweetheart, Sue, on Nov. 5, 2011, in Spiro. He was born Sept. 2, 1922, at Wister to John Thomas and Dena Mae (Lucas) Young.

Wanda Jean Rice

November 8, 2011

Wanda Jean Rice, 71, of Cameron died Nov. 7, 2011, in Fort Smith, Ark. She was born Dec. 2, 1939, at Cameron to Johnny and Ruth (Seaton) Morris. Wanda Jean Morris married Bill Rice on Nov. 21, 1962, in Cameron. Jean retired from Cameron School System after 28 years of teaching and from CASC where she served as evening librarian for 11 years.

Ralph Jay Perdue Sr.

November 8, 2011

Ralph Jay Perdue Sr. was born Nov. 20, 1938, in Oklahoma City to Allie Andrew and Faye (Sutton) Perdue. He graduated from Capitol Hill High School in 1956. He played football for two years at Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton, where he was the first Eastern JUCO All-American. He played varsity football at Central State University for two years, graduating with a degree in history and physical education in 1960.

Leta Marjorie McCroskey

November 8, 2011

Leta Marjorie McCroskey, 61, of Poteau died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, in Poteau. Leta was born Jan. 31, 1950, in Waco, Texas, to Charles Leighton and Vertie Novelia (Dodson) Stephens Warrick. She was a material expediter at Whirlpool. Leta was preceded in death by her father; stepfather, John Warrick; four stepbrothers, John Jr., Doug, Bruce and David Warrick.

John Al Garner Jr.

November 8, 2011

John Al Garner Jr., 81, of Wister died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, in Talihina. John Al was a U.S. Army veteran. He was owner of Garner’s Garage, which has been passed down from father to son and has been open in Wister for over 100 years. John Al was a member of the Wister Fire Department, instrumental in its organization, was Fire Chief and retired from the Department after serving over 24 years, of which he was very proud. He was a member of the Wister School Board for 25 years. He served as Mayor of Wister. He was always civic minded and very involved in many aspects of the Wister community.

Epsin Goodwin

November 8, 2011

Epsin Goodwin, 98, of Heavener died Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 in Poteau. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, No. 9, at First Baptist Church, Heavener. Burial will be in Hontubby Cemetery under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener.

Jewell Mae Ellis

November 8, 2011

Jewell Mae Ellis, 81, of Pocola died Nov. 4, 2011, in Fort Smith, Ark. Services were held Monday, Nov. 7, at the Grace Manor Memorial Chapel, Poteau. Burial was at Fairview Cemetery, Dustin, under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home, Poteau.

Jimmy Cecil Walls

November 8, 2011

Jimmy Cecil Walls, 75, of Shady Point died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, in Fort Smith, Ark. Services will be at 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 7, at the Solid Rock Pentecostal Church of God in Panama. burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Panama, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.

Wanda Louise Franks

November 8, 2011

Wanda Louise Franks, 78, of Muse died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, in Muse.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Grace Manor Funeral Home with Bro. Jeff Little officiating. Services are under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home, Poteau.

Esther Therese Percifield-Kuykendall

November 8, 2011

Esther Therese Percifield-Kuykendall, 78, of Wister died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, in Poteau. Esther was born July 14, 1933, in New York Mills, Minn., to Brynolf and Esther (Blomberg) Hill. She was retired from the Kerr Conference Center. Esther was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Doug Percifield, and second husband, J.C. Kuykendall.

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