Archive - Jun 11, 2012 - Obituary
John T. Jackson, 81, of Poteau died Saturday, June 9, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. No services are planned at this time. Information provided by Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Spencer M. Jones, 88, died Sunday, June 10, 2012. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, at Christian Grove Free Will Baptist Church under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
Leola â€śMomaleaâ€ť Nadine Butler, 87, of Spiro died Friday, June 8, 2012, at her home in Spiro.Â Leola was born March 27, 1925, in Hartman, Ark., to Jack and Mary E. (Harris) Shelton. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Eugene Butler; and son, Jack Butler.
Leola loved fishing, dancing, antiquing, sports (especially Oklahoma Sooners and OKC Thunder).Â She retired after working 28 years at Dixie Cup.Â She loved her church.Â She had four special angels from First Baptist Church that she truly appreciated and loved.
Billy V. Butler was born Oct. 28, 1925, to circuit preacher N.D. and Evelyn M. Butler at Octavia. Â He died peacefully in his sleep on Friday, June 8, 2012, at his home in Panama.
Â Bill earned an associateâ€™s degree from Poteau Community College. He was a 32nd Degree Mason through the Scottish Rite Temple in McAlester and a past Worshipful Master at his Cameron lodge.Â He was a WWII veteran.
In 1947, Bill married Wynema Ward, daughter of Ed and Ocie Ward, of Poteau.Â Wynema said he taught her to cook and she taught him to dance.Â The couple had four children.