Archive - 2012 - Obituary
Melveena Louise Bates, 55, of Harrah was born Feb. 9, 1957, to Melford Wesley Weaver Sr. and Bernice Monks Weaver.
Vena grew up in Panama and graduated from high school there. She had lived in Ardmore.
She was a retired teacher. Vena liked to travel and fish.Â She was a loving wife, mother and friend to all people.Â She was preceded in death by her father.
Absent from the body is to be present with the Lord through his faith in Jesus Christ. On Nov. 3, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark., surrounded by his loving family, Raymond Eli Tomlin went to be with his Lord and Savior. He was born June 7, 1935, in Sacramento, Calif., to Lewis and Orthel (Brown) Tomlin.
Â Raymond, 77, of Keota was a retired carpenter and rancher. He enjoyed restoring antique cars and spoiling his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Jerry Edward Thompson, 68, of Cameron died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. Jerry was born Aug. 26, 1944, in Poteau to Richard and Annie Velma (Gullick) Thompson. He worked for the local cable company for more than 42 years. After retiring he worked for Gentry Ranch. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, AJ, RC, Bud, and Wayne Thompson; sister, Amanda Thompson; and mother-in-law, Sylvia Heavener Brown.
Everett Lee McGuire, 57, of Panama was born March 8, 1955, in Tulsa and went to be with our heavenly father and Everettâ€™s sister, Sissie, on Oct. 30, 2012.Â
Linda Sue Barnes, 67, of Cameron died Sunday, November 4, 2012 in Poteau.Â Linda was born Aug. 30, 1945, in Bishop, Va., to Benjamin Harold and Martha Jane (Mathena) Cunningham. She was a seamstress and worked for many years at the Western Shirt factory â€śFlyer Garment.â€ť She was preceded in death by her parents and stepdaughter, Vanessa Barnes.
Bobby Joe Oliver, 72, of Wister died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, in Wister. Bobby was born Oct. 7, 1940, in Victor to James Tillman and Lorene Mildred (Hicks) Oliver. He was a member of the community his entire life. He had a large family and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Pat Green, Carolyn Akers, and Janice Nix; daughter, Phyllis Agee; and great-granddaughter, Rylee Mills.
Jeannette Lorene Woodruff, 66, of Wister died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Wister. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at Wister Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be in Ellis Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener.
Joan Marrow, 72, of Fanshawe, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, in Talihina. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at Heart of the Hills Baptist Church in Summerfield. Burial will be in Fanshawe cemetery under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener.
John Clifton Goines, 53, ofÂ McCurtain died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, in McCurtain.Â No services are scheduled at this time.Â Arrangements are under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Neal Clark, 74, of Spiro, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. Services will he held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Old Bokoshe Cemetery. Family will visit with friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday.