Archive - Obituary
April 24th, 2012
Calvin Lee Thomas, 87, of Springdale, Ark., died Sunday, April 22, 2012, at the Mercy Medical Center in Rogers.Â
Calvin was born on Feb. 14, 1925, in Bokoshe, a son of William C. Thomas and Laura C. Wiles Thomas.Â He married Earlyne Pfeifer on Aug. 30, 1949, in Yuma, Ariz., who preceded him in death on Jan. 18, 2008, after 59 years of marriage.Â Calvin lived and worked most of his life in California, working in the citrus industry and retiring as a foreman.Â He was a very dedicated family man and a member of the Church of Christ.
Jerald Leroy Fox, 68, of Poteau, died Wednesday, April 18, 2012, in Poteau.Â Jerald was born in Poteau on Oct. 30, 1943, to Roy and Arley (Brand) Fox. Jerald was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Linda Rae Fox; and a son, Kevin Fox.
Beatrice Morgan Loughridge, 89, of Oklahoma City, formerly of Wister, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 19, 2012, at Mercy Hospital.Â Bea was born Dec.
Wilkie Ellis Frazier, 71, of Talihina died Monday, April 15, 2012, in Ada. Services will be held Friday, April 20, at St. Paul Methodist Church, Talihina, 2 p.m. with Raymond Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the New Talihina Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Samantha Ashley Moore, 21, of Fort Smith, Ark., died Wednesday, April 11, 2012. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Community Free Will Baptist Church. Information submitted by Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
Lenora A. Morsund, 78, of Poteau died Wednesday, April 18, 2012, in Heavener.Â
Lenora was born Aug. 20, 1933, in Cameron to J.H. and Gussie (Sharp) Higginbotham.Â She was a homemaker.Â Lenora was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, John Morsund.Â She worked in the craft and fabric department at Walmart for more than 20 years.Â She loved her family very much and her church family.Â She loved to read her Bible, finding strength from the scriptures.Â She loved nature and seeing the flowers bloom.
Bobby â€śBobâ€ť Gene Olive, 79, of Bonne Terre, Mo., formerly of Heavener, died Thursday, April 12, 2012, in Bonne Terre. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Dowden Funeral Home in Heavener. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Heavener.
Ashley Lemont â€śMontyâ€ť Brown, 50, of Wister died Saturday, April 14, 2012, in Poteau.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Pilgrimâ€™s Rest Church in Reichert with Rev. Bob Cherry officiating.Â Burial will be in Reichert Cemetery under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Jimmie Dean Chestine, 68, of Poteau died Thursday, April 12, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â Jimmie was born Aug. 26, 1943, in Shady Point. Jimmie was a nurse for some 38 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Christine Wade; and brother, Don Chestine.
Survivors include his wife, Sylvia of the home; stepdaughters, Debra England of Panama, Kay and Michael Hargrove of Poteau; numerous step-grandchildren.Â
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 at the Oakland Cemetery Pavilion, Poteau, with Rev. Jack Covey officiating.Â
Kaâ€™Loni Marie Flynn, 20, and her unborn child, Baby Zaâ€™Kaylynn, of Fort Smith, Ark., died Monday April 9, 2012.Â She was born March 4, 1992, in Fort Smith to Herbert Flynn Jr. and Delana (Dixon).Â
Â She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Marie Dixon.