Archive - Mar 4, 2013 - Obituary
Benjamin Lawrence Montoya, 92, of Poteau died Sunday, March 3, 2013 in Poteau. Ben was born Feb. 6, 1921 in Colorado Springs, Colo., the seventh son of Thomas Daniel and Mary Louisa (Gutierrez) Montoya. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers. As an infant Ben moved to Ventura, Calif., where he attended grade school, high school and college. During WWII he worked in the CCC and in an airplane factory in Los Angeles. There he met and married Wilma Gardenia Sparks in 1945. To this marriage was born two children, Mary Amelia and Benjamin Lawrence Jr.
Bonnie Sparks, 82, of Talihina died Saturday, March 2, 2013, in McAlester.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, at Damon Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Ida Marie Reed, 76, of Poteau died Friday, March 1, 2013, in Spiro.Â Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, at Evans Chapel of Memories in Poteau. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Poteau, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.
Carl Leroy Murry, 57, of Spiro died Saturday, March 2, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Tuskahoma Cemetery under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Virgil E. âBillâ Cody, 71, of Bokoshe passed away Saturday, March 2, 2013, in Bokoshe.
Shirley Anderson Autry, 74, of Spiro died Friday, March 1, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Shirley was born March 22, 1938, in Poker Bend to Harve and Rose (Shoup) Anderson. She was a homemaker. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Emma Lawrence.