Archive - 2013 - Obituary
William Francis â€śBillâ€ť Cox, 77, of Spiro died Monday, July 8, 2013. Services will be held at 10 .m. Thursday, July 11, at Victory Worship Center.
Norma â€śSueâ€ť Charlene McDaniel, 73, of Heavener died Sunday, July 7, 2013, in Heavener.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, at Lovings Baptist Church. Burial will be in Lovings Cemetery under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener.
Earl Finis Baldwin of Wister was born June 26, 1933. in Wister, the son of Troy and Ruth (Gullick) Baldwin. He died July 7, 2013, in Wister. He was a retired union carpenter and member of the Carpenterâ€™s Union Local 71 in Fort Smith, Ark. After retirement, he worked an additional 10-plus years as a greeter at Walmart in Poteau. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and Korean War and of the Assembly of God faith. He was married to Emma (Pendley) Baldwin. She preceded him in death on Jan. 31, 2010. He loved gardening, shooting pool and listening to and telling good jokes.
On July 6, 2013, the Kidd family lost their mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and inspiration.
Martha Lewis Kidd was born June 14, 1915, in Fort Smith, Ark, to Nanie Belle Southard Lewis and Herschel V. Lewis. She grew up in Poteau and Tulsa and graduated from high school in Oklahoma City in 1933. In September 1941, she married James P. Kidd in Los Angeles. The couple celebrated almost 69 years of marriage until Jimâ€™s death in 2010.
Jerrie Conner, 69, of Poteau died July 3, 2013, in Tulsa. She was born Sept. 20, 1943, in Talihina to Virgil and Gladys Johnson Sealy. She was a retired registered nurse for St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City. She was a member of Harvest Time Tabernacle and the Golden Harvesters and was very passionate about Mission work of the church.
Lula Beatrice Cagle, 89, of Waldron, Ark., died Thursday, July 4, 2013. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 8, in the Dowden Funeral Home chapel in Heavener. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Heavener.
Bill J. Gibbens, 71, of Heavener died Wednesday, July 3, 2013, in Heavener. He was born Sept. 2, 1941, at Baxter Springs, Kan. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and a poultry farmer.
Bill is preceded in death by his parents Betty and Paul Harris.
Geraldine Lucille Cain, 86, of Heavener died Thursday, July 4 at Heavener. No service is planned at this time. Burial will be in Zion Memorial Park Cemetery, Canby, Ore.
Brooklyn Leann Chance, 9 of Spiro died Monday, July 1, 2013. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 6 in the Mallory-Martin Funeral Home chapel.
Johnnie Joe Dorey, 95, of Poteau died Wednesday, July 3, 2013, in Poteau. Johnnie was born Aug. 8, 1917, in Poteau to Otha and Emma (White) Johnson. She was a homemaker. Johnnie was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Wilferd â€śBusterâ€ť Dorey Jr.; her parents; six sisters, Grace Marler, Elenor Dorey, Elise Welch, Emma Jean Hanley, Syble Neff, Billie Dean Stock; and brothers, Bud Johnson and Tommy Allen Johnson. Johnnie was the oldest senior member of Pleasant Valley Free Will Baptist Church. She was a preacherâ€™s wife for more than 30 years. Johnnie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother.