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Lindall Lee Castor

July 10, 2012

Lindall Lee Castor, 77, of Poteau died Saturday, July 7, 2012, in Poteau. Lindall was born May 17, 1935 in Weatherby, Mo., to Lee Kenneth and Julia Bell (Lincoln) Castor. He was retired from the Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department where he proudly served for 30 years. Lindall was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He and his wife have been residents of Poteau for three years. Lindall had fought lung cancer for a year, and had made progress, but the cancer spread to his brain. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Ruby Tamplin

July 10, 2012

Ruby Tamplin, 88, of Poteau died Saturday, July 7, 2012, in Poteau.
Ruby was born April 14, 1924, in Bluffton, Ark., to Ben and Nica (Evans) Markham. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Port Tamplin; stepson, Millard Tamplin; grandson, Edwin Boyce Liles; and granddaughter, Brandy Gail LeForce.

Winford “Spud” Chandler

July 10, 2012

Winford “Spud” Chandler, 73 of Poteau died Saturday, July 7, 2012, in Poteau.
Winford was born Sept. 27, 1938 in Poteau to W.S. and Ethel (Gassaway) Chandler. Winford was an outstanding athlete, even obtaining a full-ride baseball scholarship to Oklahoma State University. After graduating from OSU, Winford took his first job as a successful baseball and basketball coach for the Fort Leonard Wood-Waynesville School System. There he led the Tigers for the next eight years.

David Arnold Russell

July 10, 2012

David Arnold Russell, 85, of  Beckville, Texas, formerly of Poteau, died Friday, July 6, 2012, in Carthage, Texas. 
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 12, at Evans Chapel of Memories in Poteau. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.

Dovie M. Collins

July 10, 2012

Dovie M. Collins, 81, of Spiro died Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at home.
Services were held Monday, July 9, at Shady Grove Baptist Church under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.

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