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Archive - 2013 - Obituary

July 2nd

V. Michael ‘Mike’ Reynolds

July 2, 2013

V. Michael “Mike” Reynolds, 51, of Stigler died Wednesday, June 26. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Information provided by Cremation Society of Oklahoma, Tulsa.

Dixie Rose Linville

July 2, 2013

Dixie Rose Linville, 79, of Tyler, Texas, formerly of Heavener, died Thursday, June 27, in Tyler.
Graveside services were held Monday, July 1, at Page Cemetery under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home.

Cleo L. Bowen

July 2, 2013

Cleo L. Bowen, 91, of Poteau died Monday, July 1, 2013, in Pocola.
Cleo was born May 29, 1922, to Sam and Donnie (Tolbert) McElhaney. She was a homemaker. She was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church in Poteau. Cleo was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Omer Bowen; son, Cleave Bowen; brother, Oscar McElhaney; sisters, Norma Flippo, Zola Hendrix, and Veda McElhaney.

Wayne ‘Spider’ Webb

July 2, 2013

Wayne “Spider” Webb, 73, of Poteau died Sunday, June 30, 2013. Spider was born Jan. 27, 1940, in Tarby Community to John D. and Ruth (Sherfield) Webb. He was owner/operator of Spider Webb Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep Dealership until 2003 and Spider Webb Farm Implements in Poteau and Fort Smith, currently the John Deere dealership. Spider was a veteran of the Oklahoma National Guard. He was an avid supporter of the community and contributed to many causes throughout the area over the years, including his personal favorite, the LeFlore County Youth Services Angel Tree.

June 27th

Jake Louis Smith

June 27, 2013

Jake Louis Smith, 93 of Spiro departed this life to start a new journey June 26, 2013, in his home with family and friends surrounding him and holding his hand.

June 25th

Orville Plummer Jr.

June 25, 2013

Orville Plummer Jr., 75, of Spiro died Tuesday, June 25. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 28, in Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Spiro City Cemetery. An online guest book is available at

Burnice Jeraldine Gwin

June 25, 2013

Burnice Jeraldine Gwin, 85, of Fort Smith, Ark., formerly of Poteau, died Friday, June 21, 2013, in Fort Smith. Burnice was born Dec. 27, 1927 in Buckland, Mo. She was a nurse. Burnice was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold Gwin; brothers, Roy, Russell and Robert King; and sister, Ruby Vincent.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Ivan and Teresa Foxworthy of Fort Smith; grandchildren, Shelley and David Dennis of Poteau, Frank Stockton of Fort Smith, Clint Stockton of Pocola; nine great-grandchildren; other relatives and loved ones; many friends.

J. Wilbert Adams

June 25, 2013

J. Wilbert Adams, 93, of Wister, died Friday, June 21, 2013, in Belton, Texas. J. was born May 22, 1920 in Dardanelle, Ark., to Robert and Bertha (Merrell) Adams. He was the owner-operator of Wister Lumberyard. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Bobbie Adams; son, Don Adams; daughter, Betty Adams; and siblings, David and Willard Adams, Lois Woods, Doris Marler.

June 14th

Wanda T. Rhodes

June 14, 2013

Wanda T. Rhodes, 87, of Sulphur, La., a native of Wister, died Thursday, June 13, 2013, in Sulphur.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15, in Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home in Sulphur. Burial will be in Mimosa Pines Cemetery South in Carlyss, La. Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home in Sulphur is handling arrangements. Messages of condolence may be left at

Carolyn Sue King

June 14, 2013

Carolyn Sue King, 70, of Spiro died Thursday, June 13. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 17, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Spiro. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery. Family visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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