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August 29th, 2014

Frankie Thacker

August 29, 2014

Frankie Thacker, 79, of Howe died Aug. 29, 2014, in Poteau. She was born Oct. 7, 1934, in Forrester to Bob and Alice (Baker) Harris. She was a homemaker and manager of a garment plant.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Wilma Pearl Entmeier

August 29, 2014

Wilma Pearl Entmeier, 89, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at Sparks Hospital in Fort Smith, Ark.

She was born on July 15, 1925, in Freeport, Ill., to Fred and Grace (Stichter) Entmeier.

She is survived by one son, Donald Edward Entmeier of Poteau; two grandchildren, Rick Entmeier of Cameron and Kristie Entmeier of Poteau; four great-grandchildren, Addisen Entmeier, Garrett Entmeier, Katelyn Campbell and Vallard Campbell IV.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Phyllis Mcllivanie of Temple, Texas, and Pauline Saxby of Lena, Ill.

Henry Myron “Cotton” Davenport

August 29, 2014

Henry Myron “Cotton” Davenport, 71, of Heavener, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.

Harold Richard "Dick" Wilkerson

August 29, 2014

Harold Richard "Dick" Wilkerson, 81, of Poteau died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Poteau.

Dick was born Aug. 3,1933, in Rogersville, Mo., to Samp and Eva (Turner) Wilkerson. He was an educator from 1961 until he retired in 1988. He was a veteran of he U.S Army and he served in Korea. He continued his service in the National Guard for seven years. He was Poteau Chamber of Commerce president in 1988 and received the Man of the Year award in 1988. Dick was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Rogersville.

James “Fred” Hill

August 29, 2014

James “Fred” Hill, 85, of Monroe died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 in Fort Smith, Ark.

He was born March 18, 1929, in Sugarloaf. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a member of Beekeepers Association and a member of the Oaks Nursing Home Domino Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Hill and Lavada Perry; sisters, Dorothy Fryhover and Wilma Flanary; brothers, Lee Edward Hill, Bill Perry, and Hubert Perry; and nephew, Donnie Fryhover.

August 27th

Mary Lou (Goodwin) Courtney - Area of Service Changed

August 27, 2014

Mary Lue (Goodwin) Courtney, 69, of Poteau, died Aug. 26, 2014, in Poteau.

She was born March 5, 1945, in Cameron to Herman T. and Aleen (Owen) Goodwin. She was a homemaker and retired residential property manager.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Dick Wilkerson

August 27, 2014

Dick Wilkerson, 81, of Poteau died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Poteau.
Services are pending with Evans and Miller Funeral Home.

August 22nd

Joe Allison Randall

August 22, 2014

Joe Allison Randall, 64, of Bokoshe died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.

Ruth Ann (Treat) Pickering

August 22, 2014

Ruth Ann (Treat) Pickering, 66, of Bokoshe died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.

Ruth was born July 25, 1948, in McAlester to Allen Newton and Anna Belle (Rice) Southard. She was a retired seamstress, rancher, wife, mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her late husband, Charley Treat, and siblings, Doyle and Richard Southard and Grace Testa.

August 15th

Harold Wayne Taylor

August 15, 2014

Harold Wayne Taylor, 73, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 in Tulsa with his family by his side.

Harold was born Jan. 31, 1941, in Fort Smith, Ark., to Berkley N. and Flora Mae Barnes Taylor.

He grew up in Spiro. Harold joined the U.S. Army, serving from 1958 until being honorably discharged in 1962. Harold married Patsy J. Kinsey on June 23, 1962, in Panama. For most of his life, Harold worked as a machinist in the aerospace industry, retiring in 1995 from A.M.I. In his spare time, Harold enjoyed building trailers and gardening. He will be remembered best for his love for his family.

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