Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Sherman Joe Chitwood, 84, of Summerfield died Friday, July 12, 2013, in Summerfield. He was born Jan. 30, 1929, in Poteau to Omer and Maude (Kelly) Chitwood. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a poultry farmer, rancher and jack of all trades. Joe was also a member of Heavener Masonic Lodge 146 and was a Shriner.
Joe is preceded in death by his parents; a son, Mike Chitwood; and his brother, Kelly Chitwood.
Robert Joe Brooks II, 27, of Poteau died Tuesday July 9, 2013, in Sewickly, Pa.
Nina Sue Deloge, 69, of Spiro died Monday, July 8, 2013. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 15, in the U.S. National Cemetery at Fort Smith, Ark. Family visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home in Spiro.
Imogene Lucille Craig, 55, of Spiro died Saturday, Juy 6. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 13, in Fort Coffee Cemetery. Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
Lucian â€śCountry Boyâ€ť Gassaway, 85, of Monroe died Wednesday July 10, 2013, in Tulsa.
Lucian was born on Jan. 21, 1928, in Sugar Loaf Community(Monroe) to Kenny and Mary (Gray) Gassaway. Lucian was the owner of Country Boy Furniture for 44 years, on the Board of Directors at The Community State Bank for nine years, enjoyed being a rancher, working in the rental business, residential and commercial, and even tried to sell a few monuments one time.
Berdina Steffan, 84, of Spiro died Sunday, June 23, 2013. Services were held June 27, under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
Barbara Jane Waring died July 1, 2013. She was born near Mena, Ark., to Owen and Nellie Norris on Jan. 18, 1937.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Waring, and her brother, Dennis Norris. She live in Oklahoma City, Moore and Edmond area until 2008, then moved to Georgia to be near her daughter.
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.