Archive - Obituary
July 5th, 2012
Barbara Gillson, 90, of Fort Smith, Ark., formerly of Poteau died July 4, 2012, in Fort Smith.Â Barbara was born June 4, 1922, in Humiston, Iowa, to John and Pearl (Vaught) Scovel. She was a Hotel-Convention Sales Coordinator in Fort Worth, Texas, as well as being a homemaker.Â She and husband, Walter, moved to Poteau in 1977. Barbara was preceded in death by Walter.Â She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Poteau.Â
Tommy â€śTomâ€ť Wilson Jr.
Tommy â€śTomâ€ť Wilson Jr., 86, of Okmulgee died Wednesday, July 4, 2012. He died peacefully surrounded by his family at the Senior Suites Nursing Home in Broken Arrow after complications from a stroke. He was born on March 28, 1926, near McCawber to Tom and Eva Wilson both now deceased. He was preceded in death by his brother, Ret. Lt. Col. Lloyd Wilson and sisters; Hazel Willingham and Dorothy Wilson.
Dr. Robert Lee Hampton was born on Jan. 16, 1930, to Roy and Winnifred (Sory) Hampton in Dallas. He grew up in Texas with two sisters, one brother, and one half-brother. When he was 14 years old, his mother died of tetanus and the family was devastated.Â However, they pulled together, accepted more responsibility, and remained loving and caring individuals.Â
Gayle Smedley, 77, of Poteau died Tuesday, July 3, 2012, in Poteau.
Jo Tom Howard, 82, of Pocola died Tuesday, July 3, 2012, in Pocola.Â Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 6, at Trinity Baptist Church, Pocola.Â Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Pocola.
Daymon Humphreys, 89, of Muse died Friday, June 29, 2012, at his home. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 6, at Muse Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Ruby Jane Weideman, 63, of Poteau died Monday July 2, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â Ruby was born Nov. 9, 1948, in Shattuck to Jay Fred and Ruby (Ellis) Marran.Â She was a housewife.Â Ruby was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Jay L. and Rodney Marran; and granddaughter, Ariel Bozarth.
David Earl Griffith Sr., 80, died Monday, July 2, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 5, at the Oakland Cemetery Pavilion, Poteau, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.
Mildred P. Alexander, 92, of Spiro died Saturday, June 30, 2012. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, in the Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Spiro.
Dr. Robert Lee Hampton, 82, of Shady Point died Tuesday, June 26, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 7, at the Poteau Church of Christ, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.