Archive - Obituary
June 25th, 2012
Alice Jean Martin, 73, a determined but generous, practical and caring mother and grandmother, died Saturday, June 23, 2012, in Midland, Texas.
Born Aug. 21, 1938, in Leflore to Minnie and Sol Kitchens, Alice was the ultimate civil servant, retiring from the Social Security Administration after many years of faithful service and also following the love of her life, Billy Martin, across the world throughout his 20-plus years of service in the Army.
Dorothy Maxine Jones, 76, of Brushy Mountain died Friday, June 22, 2012. Graveside services will held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 25, at New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
Betty Florence Hackney, 79, of Heavener died Thursday, June 14, 2012, in Heavener. Viewing will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 24, at her favorite fishing hole on Wister Lake.
John Schleupner, 64, of Poteau died Monday, June 18, 2012, in Poteau. John was born September 21, 1947, in New Jersey.Â He worked at OK Foods Inc. in Fort Smith, Ark., as Director of Quality Assurance since 1993.
Survivors include his mother, Lillian Schleupner of Springfield, N.J.; brother and sister-in-law, WarrenÂ and Eleanor Schleupner of Mocksville, N.C.; their two children, Heather Schleupner of Mocksville and son, James Wallace of Chicago; uncle, George Ilg of New Jersey; aunt, Maria Franzo of New Jersey; cousins, Andy and Jeannie Schleupner of New Jersey.Â
Garon Donavan Mead, 30, of Hodgen died Sunday, June 17, 2012, in Heavener. Garon was born Nov. 21, 1981, in Tulsa to Tommy Joe and Deborah Jean Mead.Â Garon was a pipeline welder.Â Garon was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Ada Jones; paternal grandparents, Jack and Verlon Mead; uncles, Johnny andÂ Bob Allen Jones.
Shirley Ann Gordon, 57, of Fort Smith, Ark., died Thursday, June 14, 2012. Services were held Monday at Mallory Chapel under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
Beverly Ann â€śMomoâ€ť Peters, 77, of Poteau died Saturday, June 16, 2012, in Poteau.Â Beverly was born in Poteau on Aug. 25, 1934, to Amos and Pearl (Bridges) Rowley.Â She was a member of First Baptist Church in Poteau. She was owner of Randco Tool and Mold.Â Beverly was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bob â€śOdieâ€ť Peters; son, Randy Peters; and brother, Donald Amos Rowley.
Thomas Earl Graham died at his home in El Reno on Thursday, June 7, 2012. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 20, in Veterans National Cemetery in Houston.
Thomas was born Aug. 18, 1929 in Tulsa. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U. S. Marine Corps. He lived in Poteau for 20 years, Anchorage, Alaska, for 20 years, and in various places in Oklahoma and Texas for 43 years. He retired as a superintendent with BP Oil. Thomas was very artistic, drawing, painting and making wood carvings. He also was a gold mining enthusiast.
Dave J. Monks, 86, of Panama died Thursday, June 14, 2012, in Poteau.Â Dave was bornÂ Jan. 18, 1926, in Tahona to Dave Sr. and Minnie H. (Robinson) Monks.Â He was a homebuilder.Â He was of the Baptist faith.Â Dave was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army.Â He served in the China-Burma Theater in Troop A of the 124th Cavalry Regiment which was part of the MARS Task Force during 1943-45.Â He was awarded the Bronze Star and Combat Infantry Badge.Â
Dave was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Alfred Monks and W.C. Monks; sister, Viola Butler; and grandson, Shon Pilkington.
Don Howard Lee, 72, of Wister died Wednesday, June 13, 2012, in Wister.Â Don was born Nov. 1, 1939,Â in Scurry County, Texas, to Charles V. and Alice (Merritt) Lee.Â Don was retired from Dowell Schlumberger Oil Company.Â He was a member of First Step of Faith Church in Poteau since 2005. Â Â Don was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister.