Archive - Obituary
January 5th, 2012
Bill Buttress, 82, Spiro, died Jan. 3, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â He was born July 15, 1929, at Shady Point to Luther James and Mary (Mulkey) Buttress.Â Bill was a cattleman and also retired from Riverside Furniture where he worked 33 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, â€śJocielâ€ť; one son, Pete Buttress; one daughter ,Sandra Jean Buttress; and two brothers.Â
Dr. William Chester â€śBillâ€ť Noblet passed from this life into our memories on Dec. 26, 2011. He had suffered a massive brain hemorrhage on Christmas Eve. Dr. Noblet was born June 7, 1940, in Fort Smith, Ark., to Chester and Wilma Noblet.
He was raised in Spiro, a town that always remained dear to his heart. During his lifetime Bill served the Lord well, loving friends, neighbors and patients as he did himself; they loved him in return.
Wanda Nixon, 79, McCurtain died Jan. 3, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at Calvary Assembly of God Church, Poteau, with burial at Milton Cemetery, Milton, under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home of Poteau.
Ronald Dee Knight, 71, of Leflore died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, in Poteau. Ronald was born August 7, 1940 in Leflore to Willis Jesse and Leona Bivian (Mann) Knight. He was a member of the Leflore Baptist Church. Ronald was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Willis Jr. Knight and Harold Dean Knight.
Survivors include three sisters and brothers-in-law, Patricia Essman of Leflore, Barbara Imogene and Walter Solomon of Skiatook, Norma Lee and Bill Smith of Fort Worth, Texas; 14 nieces and nephews, other relatives and loved ones.
Rebecca â€śDackyâ€ť White, 69, of Spiro died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011.
Memorial services will be held at a later date in Louisiana. Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro, is handling arrangements.
Peggy Ann Plummer, 63, of Spiro died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, at Mallory Martin Chapel in Spiro. Burial will be held at the Spiro City Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
Brenda Kay Whitecotton Conway, 62, of Keota died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, in Fort Smith, Ark. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at the Assembly of God Church in Bokoshe. Burial will be in Milton Cemetery, Milton, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Shirley Jean Neff, 61, of Wister died Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, in Wister.
Shirley was born in Poteau on Nov. 21, 1950, to Paul and Rachel (Kelley) Nichols. She was preceded in death by her mother; sister, Paulette Nichols; and husband, Joe Neff.
Jesse Carl Long, known as Jess to his friends, was born on January 14, 1922, in Wynnewood to Carl and Ethel (Fennell) Long. Jesse died Dec. 13, 2011, in Fort Smith, Ark. He was preceded in death by three wives and his only sister, Lorraine Cerkoff. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Jesse was a retired truck driver.
He is survived by his nieces, Charlene Wassman, Lorraine Helf and Suzanne Case, and a nephew, Robert Cerkoff, all of San Jose, Calif.
James Loyd Cox, 87, died at his home in Rock Island on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, surrounded by his family.