Archive - Obituary
August 1st, 2014
Virginia Gayle Twilla, 54, of Poteau, formerly of Heavener died Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark. The family will hold a memorial service at a later date. Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener is handling arrangements.
Janice Laverne Abernathy, 72, of Bokoshe, died Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Bokoshe. Janice was born Sept. 13, 1941, in Bokoshe to Raymond Forrest and Pearl E. (Brown) Richardson. Janice was a loving wife, wonderful, caring mother and grandmother. She was willing to sacrifice anything for her children and family regardless of her plans or how she felt. Janice loved watching her children, grand and great-grandchildren play sports. She especially enjoyed family gatherings. She attended New Life Gospel Church in Panama.
Thomas Richard Lample, 51, of Spiro died Monday, July 28, 2014.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Ark., under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
Bertha Alexander, 88 of Poteau, formerly of Farris died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Heavener.
Bertha was born Aug. 23, 1925, to John and Cora (Ethel) Bloyd in Darwin.
She attended school at Lone Pine and was a waitress. She married Lee Alexander on Aug. 13, 1943, at Atoka.
Bertha attended Monroe Baptist Church. She loved bowling, fishing, crocheting and crafts.
Florene â€śFloâ€ť Bowman of Heavener was born July 12, 1918, in Heavener to the late William Wallace Oliver and Sarah Melissa (Call) Oliver and departed this life on July 30, 2014 in Poteau at the age of 96.
She is survived by her daughters, Paula Fawn and Duncan Folino of Arroya Grandes, Calif., Betty Lou and Alexander Cooper of Poteau; daughter-in-law, Eva â€śBootieâ€ť Bullard Alexander; three grandchildren,
Mozelle Pearce, 90, of Talihina died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Poteau.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at Falfa Baptist Church with Carrol Fitzgerald officiating. Burial will be in Old Talihina Cemetery under the direction of Burkhart Funeral Service, Talihina.
U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. (Ret) James Laurel â€śDickâ€ť Dickson, 80, of Valdosta, Ga., passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 28, 2014, at South Georgia Medical Center.
Patsy Brooks, 86, of Bokoshe, died Monday, July 28, 2014, in Rogers, Ark. Patsy was born on July 21, 1928, in Tahona to Earl L. and Gladys (Young) Brown.
Stephen Lanier Hensley, 83, of Spiro died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Stephen was born on Oct. 20, 1930, in Brevard, N. C., to Floyd and Clara (Ducker) Hensley.
Stephen was a member of Victory Worship Center in Spiro and a member of the Fleet Reserve Association. He retired from the U.S. Navy, serving his country for 20 years in the Korean and Vietnam wars. Stephen retired as sheriffâ€™s deputy and undersheriff for LeFlore County. He also was head of security at Blue Ribbon Downs.Â He loved his church family and enjoyed gardening, yard work and fishing.
Donald Gene Williams III, 18 months, of Arkoma died Monday, July 21, 2014, in Little Rock, Ark. Donald was born Jan. 17, 201,3 in Tulsa to Donald Gene Jr. and Elizabeth Francis Ann (Bennett) Williams. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bill and Shirley Bennett.
Survivors include his parents, Donald Jr. and Elizabeth Williams of the home; sisters, Jessica Caldera of the home, Kristina Ray Parris of Tulsa; grandparents, Donald Sr. and Zonia Williams of Arkoma; numerous aunts and uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends; dog, LuLu.