Archive - 2014 - Obituary
Donald K. Gavin Sr., 54, of Benton, Ark., died Thursday, June 19, 2014, in Benton. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at the Greenhill Cemetery Pavilion in Cameron under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Eugene Gardner, 93, of Oklahoma City died Saturday, June 21, 2014, at the Oklahoma Veterans Center in Talihina. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 26, at the Fort Sill National Cemetery, Lawton, under the direction of Burkhart Funeral Service,Â Talihina.
Sharla Ann Shirley, 36, of Branch, Ark., died Monday, June 23, 2014. She was born August 11, 1977, in Poteau to the late Evelyn Pendergrass. She also was preceded in death by her grandfather, Ellis Pendergrass, and her brother, Tony Dale Pendergrass.
Sharla was a 1997 graduate of Cameron High School in Cameron. She was a beautiful woman, loving mother, wife, daughter and sister.
Velma L. Timbs, 76, of Wister died Tuesday, June 24, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Velma was born Nov. 2, 1937, in Howe to Estle and Carrie (Harris) Stacy. She worked in a bakery. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Guy; daughter, Patricia White; and siblings.
Jacob Cannon Freeman, infant, died Sunday, June 22, 2014.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, in New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
Alta Wilson, 83, of Spiro died June 23, 2014, in Midwest City. She was born March 11, 1931, in Keota to Henry Madison and Fairy Syuillar (Renis) Brammer. She was a homemaker.Â
She is preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband, John E. Wilson; two sons, Donald Ray Miller and Jerry Wilson; brother, John Brammer; and sister Lillie Byrd.
Joe Anthony Bunch, 52, of Pocola died Wednesday, June 18, 2014. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 24, at Laird Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
Cristabel (Teeter) Dial Barlow, 102, of Fort Smith, Ark., died Saturday, June 21, 2014. Services were held Monday at Heavener Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home.
Irene Frances Tedder, 92, of Panama died Saturday, June 21, 2014 in Cameron. Irene was born Dec. 9, 1921, near Acorn in Polk County, Ark., to Early B. and Leona (Foil) Churchill. She was a homemaker. Irene was a member of the Pentecostal Church in Panama. She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow on June 19, 1998; her parents, Early B. and Willie (Cline) Churchill; one brother and three sisters.
James Darwin Christy, 68, of Wister died Friday, June 20, 2014, in Wister. He was born Aug. 1, 1945, in Fort Smith, Ark. He was preceded in death by his parents, David G. Christy and Letamae Christy.Â
Jim served 35 years in the military, serving his country in Vietnam and the Persian Gulf. As a civilian he worked 25 years at Mercy Hospital Fort Smith as a registered nurse. In retirement, Jim helped start a dog and cat rescue in Poteau. He loved his dog and cat children and they loved him. His greatest love was riding and spending time with his horses.Â Â Â