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Bonnie Marie King

January 23, 2012

Bonnie Marie King, 87, of Poteau died Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, in Poteau. Bonnie was born in Poteau on Dec. 22, 1924, to Claude and Nellie A. (Pendergrass) Johnson. She was preceded in death by her father, Claude Johnson; mother, Nellie Johnson and stepfather, Claude Oliver; husband, Henry “J.R.” King; and best friend, Mary Tiffee. 
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Nancy King of  Poteau; granddaughters, Jamie Rowland, Emilee King and Natalee King all of Poteau; and two great-grandsons; Jaxon King and Gavin Rowland.

Zerilda J. McCaughey

January 23, 2012

Zerilda J. McCaughey, 71, of Poteau died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.  Zerilda was born July 11, 1940, in Monticello, Mo., to Emmett Hayden and Clara May (Porter) Crain. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carl McCaughey; daughter, Tina L. Murray; nine brothers and sisters. 
Survivors include her stepdaughter, Deana Kay Cottle of Kingman, Ariz;.  four grandsons, Sam Murray, Patrick Murray, Brock Cottle, Garrett Cottle; two granddaughters, Fawn Higgins, Chesnee Cottle; brother, Lloyd Crain  and five great-grandchildren. 

Luther A. Parham

January 23, 2012

Luther A. Parham, after 87 years of full life, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 22, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. Visitation with family and friends will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Evans-Miller Funeral Home in Pocola.
Luther and his wife Bonita were married for 69 years and raised  12 children in Poteau. They owned and operated Parham Fruit Stand while supporting the family. They moved to Fort Smith, where he worked at Rheem Manufacturing until he retired.  
Luther was a proud man, hard worker and dedicated father and husband.   

Lessie Mae McKinney Dell

January 23, 2012

Lessie Mae McKinney Dell, 84, Spiro, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 24, at Old Cache Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.

William “Sonny” Reed Jr.

January 23, 2012

William “Sonny” Reed Jr. died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at Springhill Baptist Church in Monroe, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.

Francis Jane Lankford

January 23, 2012

Francis Jane Lankford, 65, of Arkoma died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. Services will be  2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Evans Memorial Chapel in Pocola with Rev. Jim Cook officiating.  Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery, Cameron, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Pocola.

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