Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Nona W. Smith, 88, of Spiro died Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 15, at New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
William Webb âBillâ Langdell, 59, of Poteau died Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Poteau. Bill was born May 30, 1953 in Holtville, Calif., to Jack Sr. and Naomi (Perry) Langdell. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a truck driver. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Chester Langdell.
Colleen Huddleston, 90, of Heavener died March 12, 2013, in Heavener. She was born February 24, 1923, in Heavener to J.D. and Jessie Lee (Spoon) Langston. She was a retired case worker supervisor for the Oklahoma State Welfare Department in LeFlore County, where she worked for 35 years. Colleen loved music; she played the piano over 50 years at various churches in the area and played for 25 years at Perry Chapel Church. She was a devoted Christian, loved her family and friends and also loved cats and dogs.
Guy E. Cantrell, 84, of Derby, Kan., died Tuesday, March 12, 2013.
He was a retired aircraft mechanic. He is survived by his sons, Larry Cantrell, Wayne Cantrell, Wayne Billingsley, Steve Billingsley and Bruce Billingsley; daughters, Jenny Williamson, Connie Helm and Sandy Rogers; stepdaughter, Lisa Billy; 28 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and sisters-in-law, Florene Cantrell and Rosie Cantrell.
Wesley V. Gibbs Sr., 65, of Sallisaw died Monday, March 11, 2013, in Sallisaw.Â No services are scheduled. You may leave an online message at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com. Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau, is handling arrangements.
Wilma Jean Johnson, 80, of Panama died Thursday, March 7, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â Services held Monday, March 11. Burial was in Greenhill Cemetery, Cameron, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Dorothy L. Dukes, 73, of Pocola died Thursday, March 7, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â No services are scheduled at this time. You may leave an online message at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com.
Thelma Mae Black Whitmore, 77, of Bokoshe died away Friday, March 8, 2013, in Bokoshe.
Thelma was born August 10, 1935 in Milton to Luther and Ina Grace (Painter) Nixon. She was a homemaker and a member of New Life Church in Panama. Thelma was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Glen Black and William Whitmore; brothers, Robert, Vernon, Jodie and Jimmie; and sisters, Lelia, Irene, Jeanita and Oteka.
Therral Ray McConnell, 74, of Poteau died Friday, March 8, 2013, in Poteau. Therral was born Oct. 16, 1938, in Paris, Ark., to Lewis and Sarah McConnell. He owned and operated McConnell Furniture Mfg. and McConnell Construction. He was a loving husband, Dad and Papa. He loved life, hunting, and storytelling. He will be missed greatly by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Irene; brothers, Albert and Orville.Â
Joe Underwood, 76, of Panama died Thursday, March 7, 2013. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 11, at First Assembly of God in Spiro. Burial will be in Spiro City Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.