Archive - Aug 2013 - Obituary
Joyce Ann McCauley-Himes, 39, of Cove Ark., died Monday, July 29, 2013, in Hot Springs, Ark. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Baptist church in Hatton, Ark.
James â€śJimâ€ť Hancock, 88, of Woodward died Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, in the Clinton Veterans Center.
A memorial service was held Thursday, Aug. 15, in the Billings Funeral Home Chapel with Ed Laird officiating. A private family burial was planned.
Joseph Haberland, 73, of McCurtain died Aug. 18, 2013, in Poteau. Joseph was born May 29, 1940, in Newark, N.J. to Stanley and Gertrude (Dudkiewicz) Haberland. Joseph, or â€śHammer Down,â€ť was a heavy equipment operator and a rancher. Joseph was preceded in death by his parents. Joe was known as a hard worker and a joker by many but most important to him was family. There was not always much time between work and ranching but he always found a way to show his children he thought about them all the time.
Leslie Adkins, 58, of Poteau died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, in Poteau. Leslie was born Feb. 6, 1955 in Talihina. He was a painter. Leslie was preceded in death by his wife, Lavina Corrine Adkins. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Survivors include his son, Leslie Adkins Jr. of Poteau; daughter, Evelyn Marie Adkins of Poteau, Rose Marie Adkins of Poteau, Trudy Walkup of Cameron; brothers, Leonard and Harold; sisters, Alice, Bertha, Leona, Beulah and Cathy; numerous grandchildren; other relatives and loved ones; many beloved friends.
Anna Mae Phillips, 91, of Howe died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, in Pocola.
Services are planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at United Methodist Church in Howe. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Poteau, under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener. An online guest book is available at dowdenfh.com.
Hazel Robinson, 78, died Aug. 15, 2013, in Summerfield.
She was born Feb. 17, 1935, in Siloam Springs, Mo., to Ewing and Viola Pearljane (Collins) Collins. She was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Robinson; her parents; two brothers, Everett and Charles Collins; a sister, May Vestal; and a grandson, Joshua Cody.
Clifton Edward â€śJoeâ€ť Barnes, 84, of Heavener died Friday, Aug. 8, 2013 in Fort Smith, Ark.
A longtime resident of the area, Joe was born Oct. 31, 1928, in Loving to Edward Marion and Alma (Edgman) Barnes. He was a Korea veteran and retired social worker with the Oklahoma Chiild Welfare Department.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rubye Louise Barnes.
Leonard L. Perkins, 79, of Pocola died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark. Leonard was born Sept. 15, 1933, in Pocola to Buddy A. and Millie L. (Phillips) Perkins. He worked in sales. Leonard was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sue; sister, Linda Bly and two infant brothers.
Charles Stephen â€śChuckâ€ť Evans, 62, of Wister died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, in Wister.
A longtime area resident, Chuck was born Jan. 20, 1951, in Poteau to Denver and Dorothy (Florence) Evans. He was a Vietnam veteran and a construction contractor and rancher.
Survivors include his wife, Jackie Evans of Wister; parents, Denver and Dorothy Evans of Summerfield; two sons, Dane Evans of Poteau and Travis Tucker of Fort Smith, Ark.
David Lee Spurlock, 35, of Sallisaw died Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, in Sallisaw. David was born June 14, 1978, in Colorado Springs, Colo., to Rory and Lettie Belle (Bailey) Spurlock. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. David worked in construction. He was preceded in death by his mother and brother, Jermiah Ray Spurlock.