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June 14th

Billy Don Caldwell

June 14, 2013

Billy Don Caldwell, 55, of Poteau died Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in Muskogee. Billy was born July 29, 1957, in Bokoshe to Raymond Earl and Velma Mae (Fields) Caldwell. He worked for LeFlore County District 1. Billy was a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves, National Guard and Naval Reserves. Billy was preceded in death by his father and best friend, Larry Hugle; and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Eugena and William Potter.

Rickey Alan Ford

June 14, 2013

Rickey Alan Ford, 56, of Heavener died Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in Muskogee. Rick was born Aug. 12, 1956, in Poteau to Eual John and Patsy Ruth (Tucker) Ford. He and Betty Mead were married Feb. 23, 1979. He was deputy warden at Jim E. Hamilton Correctional Center since 2010. JEHCC is a minimum security facility with more than 700 offenders. He was overseer of the daily operations.

June 13th

Tim ‘TimAtayo’ Thompson

June 13, 2013

Tim “TimAtayo” Thompson, 19, of Spiro died Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at Victory Worship Center. Burial will be in Spiro City Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.

Rick Ford

June 13, 2013

Rick Ford, 56, of Heavener died Wednesday,  June 12, 2013. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 17, at First Baptist Church, Heavener, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.

June 12th

Peggy Jean Frye

June 12, 2013

Retired Lt. Col. Peggy Jean Frye, 72, of Pocola, died Tuesday, June 11, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark. Peggy was born Nov. 16, 1940, in Yoestown, Ark. to Leonard and May Dell (Spradley) Gregory. Peggy was a member of Cornerstone Free Will Baptist Church of Roland. Peggy graduated from Van Buren High School in 1959, Sparks School of Nursing R.N. Program in 1962 and completed her BSN in 1987 from Saint Joseph’s College. She retired as nursing coordinator at LeFlore County Health Department.  

June 11th

Louis Henry Carter Jr.

June 11, 2013

Louis Henry Carter Jr., 71, of Lake Kiowa, Texas, formerly of Poteau, died Monday, June 3, 2013.
A committal service with full military honors was held Friday, June 7, at Fairview Cemetery with a memorial following at Geo. J. Carroll and Son Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Don Yeager officiating. 
On Jan. 29, 1942, a boy was born in a small log cabin in Cameron. From that day, the lives of thousands would be touched over the next 71 years.

June 10th

Johnny Lee Rodgers Sr.

June 10, 2013

Johnny Lee Rodgers Sr., 74, of Keota died Friday, June 7, 2013. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, at Victory Worship Center under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.

June 6th

Orel L. Sullivan

June 6, 2013

Orel L. Sullivan, 83, of Heavener died Tuesday, June 4, 2013, in Poteau. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 7, at Maxey Cemetery, Wister. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Grace Manor Funeral Home, Poteau.

Esta Lena Sanders

June 6, 2013

Esta Lena Sanders, 76, of Pocola died Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in Poteau. She was born March 8, 1937, in Pocola to Billy and Bertha Perkins. Esta was retired from Baldor Electric.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Billy Gene Wilson; two daughters, Lena Wilson and Carolyn Shaffer; sister, Ollie Pierce; brothers, A.H., Henry, Billy, Amos and Howard Perkins.
Esta is survived by a son, J.E. Wilson; a daughter, Kathy Sweeten; 10 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; a sister, Anna Tankersly; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family members, friends and loved ones.

June 4th

Ted Owens

June 4, 2013

Ted Owens, 91, of Heavener died Friday, May 31, 2013, in McKinleyville, Calif.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 8, in the Dowden Funeral Home Chapel, Heavener. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery,

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