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November 8th

Nancy Lynn Higgins

November 8, 2011

Nancy Lynn Higgins, 47, of Spiro died Monday, Oct. 31, 2011. Viewing will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Cemetery.

Murray “JR” D. Baker

November 8, 2011

Murray “JR” D. Baker, Jr., born on Sept. 19, 1930, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at the age of 81. He served as an RM3 in the U.S. Navy.  Murray was an accomplished and professional Western Swing guitarist, most recently playing in his band, the “River City Four.”
He was preceded in death by his parents, Murray D. Baker, Sr. and Ethel Ruth Baker; and brothers, Orben Baker, Edwin “Bud” Baker and Frank Baker.

James Dearld Graham

November 8, 2011

James Dearld Graham, 26, of Heavener died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, in Poteau. James was born Feb. 12, 1985, in Fort Smith, Ark., to James Gearld and Sherry Sue (White) Graham. James was an auto detailer. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Agnes M. Graham; stepmother, Paula J. Graham, grandfather, Neal White; great-grandparents, Rubin and Polly White; grandparents, Elba and Henry T. Rogers; and stepfather, Alan McCullough.

Ruby L. Ray

November 8, 2011

Ruby L. Ray, 85, of Poteau died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, in Poteau. She was born Jan. 11, 1926, in Cauthron, Ark, to James David and Minnie Emma Lee (Holmes) Stuart. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and great-aunt. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Burlen Ray; and brother and sister-in-law, J.B. and Florence Stuart.

October 28th

Ruby L. Ray

October 28, 2011

Ruby L. Ray, 85, of Poteau died
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, in Poteau. She
was born Jan. 11, 1926, in Cauthron, Ark,
to James David and Minnie Emma Lee
(Holmes) Stuart. She was a loving mother,
grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and
great-aunt.
She was preceded in death by her parents;
her husband, Burlen Ray; and brother and sister-inlaw,
J.B. and Florence Stuart.
Ruby is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Ricky
Joe Latta and wife Pam of Poteau; two grandchildren,
Jennifer Jo Lokken and Jessie Green; a great-grandchild,
Sydney Watson; nieces, Linda and Theo Johnson of

James Dearld Graham

October 28, 2011

James Dearld Graham, 26, of Heavener
died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, in Poteau.
James was born Feb. 12, 1985, in Fort Smith,
Ark., to James Gearld and Sherry Sue (White)
Graham. James was an auto detailer. He was
preceded in death by his grandmother, Agnes
M. Graham; stepmother, Paula J. Graham,
grandfather, Neal White; great-grandparents,
Rubin and Polly White; grandparents, Elba and Henry T.
Rogers; and stepfather, Alan McCullough.
Survivors include his mother, Sherry McCullough of
Summerfield; father, James Graham of Heavener; eight

October 26th

Frank Dee Gist

October 26, 2011

Frank Dee Gist, 78, of Spiro died Monday, Oct. 24,
2011. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at
Mallory-Martin Chapel in Spiro. Burial will be in
Cowlington Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-
Martin Funeral Home.

Terry Lee Brown

October 26, 2011

Terry Lee Brown, 41, of Cameron died Saturday, Oct.
22, 2011, in Cameron. Services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday,
Oct. 27, at Evans Memorial Chapel in Pocola under the
direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.

Imogene Webb Garrett

October 26, 2011

Imogene Webb Garrett, 96, passed away
Monday, Oct. 24, 2011. at her residence in
Hawley, Texas. Graveside services will be
held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 29, at Spiro
City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-7
p.m. Thursday at Elliott-Hamil Funeral
Home, Abilene, Texas.
Imogene was born Aug. 20, 1915, in
Spiro to Lee and Nanna Webb. She grew
up in Webb Town and graduated from Spiro High School
where she was the high scorer on the basketball team.
Imogene graduated from college in Durant. She interviewed
with Ulyss Garrett for a teaching position. She got

October 25th

Zada Robbins

October 25, 2011

Zada Robbins, 79, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 at
Salina, Kan.
Mrs. Robbins was born on Aug. 11, 1932, at Bengal to
William H. and Grace L. (Fowler) Johnson.
She was a homemaker and had also worked in the
finance world. She was a 4-foot-11 inch repo Mom. She
held a Certificate of Biblical Studies from Billy Graham.
She was a past member of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include two daughters, Havana Shuler and
husband Thomas, and Angela McWilliams and husband
Dennis of Salina, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held Monday at Roselawn

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