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June 13th

Jackie Ray Baggs

June 14, 2014

Jackie Ray Baggs, 77, of Cameron died Friday, June 13, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark. Jackie was born Dec. 17, 1936 in Texas to Riley and Beulah Baggs. He was retired from the U.S. Navy. Jack was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister.

June 12th

Christina Louise Cannon

June 12, 2014

Christina Louise Cannon, 54, of Spiro died Thursday, June 12, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark. 
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Friday, June 13, at Hall Cemetery, Slaytonville, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.

Ava Janel Key

June 12, 2014

Ava Janel Key, 81, of Poteau died Wednesday, June 11, 2014, in Poteau.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, at Oakland Cemetery Pavilion, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home

June 9th

James “Irby” Wright

June 9, 2014

James “Irby” Wright, 89, of Denton, Texas, died Friday, June 6, 2014, in Denton. Irby was born Jan. 28, 1925, in Spiro to Jim and Betty (Turney) Wright. He operated a fishing tackle retail store. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Irby was a member of the Open Range Cowboy Church in Krum, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Betty Wright; and wife, Bobbye Wright, on June 17, 2007.

Tristan Clayton Larue Austin

June 9, 2014

Tristan Clayton Larue Austin, 21, of Heavener, formerly of Pocola died June 6, 2014, at home in the loving arms of his sister, Ashley.

June 6th

Wayne Hamby

June 6, 2014

Wayne Hamby, 90, of Poteau died May 29, 2014, in Poteau.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 9, at Evans and Miller Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, Poteau.

June 5th

Tilda Kathryn Jackson

June 5, 2014

Tilda Kathryn Jackson, devoted Christian, loving wife, mother, grandmother and dearest sweet forever best friend died Wednesday, June 4, 2014. 
Arrangements are being handled by Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Pocola. You may leave an online message at

Coye B. McCage Sr.

June 5, 2014

Coye B. McCage Sr. was born Aug. 21, 1930, to Bertha and Ollie McCage in Spiro. He died June 3, 2014 at 83 years, 10 months of age. He was a veteran of the Korean War and retired from OK Feeds in Fort Smith in 1992 after 23 years. Coye was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Wilma Battles of Calhoun, Deloris Ritter of Bokoshe, Hazel Skelton of Stoney Point; one great-grandchild, Kaylee Dawn Taylor of Dardenelle, Ark.

June 3rd

Bonnie Owens Rose

June 3, 2014

Bonnie Owens Rose, 54, of Swink, Okla., died Saturday, May 31, 2014.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 5, at Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel, Heavener. Burial will be at 3 p.m. in Valliant Cemetery, Valliant, Okla.

Beverly Mae Rhodes

June 3, 2014

Beverly Mae Rhodes, 62, of Sallisaw died Friday, May 30, 2014.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 6, at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau with burial in Liberty Hill Cemetery, Cameron. Family visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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