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John Robert "Bob" Gee

July 31, 2013

John Robert "Bob" Gee of McCurtain, 66, died away Monday, July 29, 2013 at his home, where he loved the view and astonishing variety of wildlife.
He was born Aug. 15, 1946, in Shreveport, La., to Arthur Johnson Gee and Josephine (Shaw) Gee. He graduated from Poteau High School in 1963. He attended Oklahoma Central University in Oklahoma City and worked for Tinker Air Force Base before moving to McCurtain in 1978 and starting Bob Gee Sales.

July 30th

Ella Mae Northcutt

July 30, 2013

Ella Mae Northcutt, 76, of Spiro died Saturday, July 27, 2013, in Tecumseh.
Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Grace Manor Funeral Home, Spiro. No services are planned at this time. You may leave on-line condolence to the family at

Billy Charles Manley

July 30, 2013

Billy Charles Manley, 77, of Hodgen died Monday, July 29, 2013, in Poteau. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, in Stapp-Zoe Baptist Church. Burial will be in Zoe Cemetery under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener. An online guestbook is available at

James Larry Byrd

July 30, 2013

Larry Byrd, 65, of Panama died Friday, July 26, 2013, in Heavener. 
He was born Nov. 18, 1947 at Williams to Lenza William and Elsie (Pendergrass) Byrd. He was a cook.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Rose Byrd; daughter, Sherri Leeann Byrd; two brothers, Bobby and Hayden Byrd; and sister, Norma Wilkinson.

Violet Faye Tanner Byrd

July 30, 2013

V. Faye Byrd peacefully left Shawnee, Kan., to meet her friend, Jesus, face to face on Saturday, July 27, 2013.
Faye was born on April 27, 1926, in Bokoshe — the ninth of 13 children.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years (minus one day), Ray E. Byrd; two children, Jerry Byrd and Connie Perrigo; and two grandchildren, Cynthia French and Jamison Byrd.
She is survived by her daughters, P. Elaine Saner (Jim) of Shawnee; Rosemary Bengtson (Paul) of Lawrenceville, Ga.; Karen Byrd of Butler, Mo.; and C. Dian French of Poteau.

July 29th

Brenda J. Hudspeth

July 29, 2013

Brenda J. Hudspeth, 54, of Shady Point died July 26, 2013, at her home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born Dec. 7, 1958, in Tulare, Calif., to Harold and Marcella Campbell. She was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Harold E. Campbell.

Henry Lee Creech

July 29, 2013

Henry Lee Creech Jr., 63 of Colcord died Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at his home. Henry was born Dec. 18, 1949, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was a retired chief of police and a retired U.S. Army solider. Henry is survived by his wife, Barbara Creech, and children Kim Hanson, Kim Creech, Suzanne Anderson, Joyce Creech, Teresa Harnage, Jennifer McDaniel, Roberta Alldis and Damian Creech. He also has 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Henry will missed by the community he served well as mayor.

Mary Helen Jobe Anderson

July 29, 2013

Mary Helen Jobe Anderson, 92, of Poteau died July 16, 2013. She was born on Sept. 29, 1920, in Covington, Tenn., to John Samuel and Lucille Campbell Jobe, the third of six children.

Luellen Overstreet

July 29, 2013

Luellen Overstreet, 101, of Spiro died Friday, July 26, 2013. Graveside services were held Monday, July 29, at Spiro City Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.

Louise M. White

July 29, 2013

Louise M. White, 82, of Fort Smith, Ark., died Sunday, July 28, 2013, in Fort Smith.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, in New Hope Cemetery, Spiro. Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Pocola. You may leave an online message at


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