Archive - Obituary
October 10th, 2011
William Henry â€śBillâ€ť Daniels Jr., 71, of
Panama died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, in
Poteau. Bill was born Aug. 18, 1940, in
Greenville, N.C. to William H. Sr. and
Bertha May (Ayers) Daniels. He ran a
wrecker service. He was a veteran of the
U.S. Army. Bill was preceded in death by
his parents; three brothers, two sisters, and
daughter, Vickie Daniels McMurtry.
Survivors include his wife, Jean of the home; two sons,
Christopher Keith Daniels and wife, Kimberly of Shady
Point, Mathew Dylan Daniels of Panama; daughter,
Jennifer Lynn Martin of Panama; 14 grandchildren,
Roxie Moore was raised in Van Buren,
Ark. and married Warren D. Moore on
Aug. 14, 1943, in Douglas, Ariz. Warren,
Roxie and their kids moved to Poteau in
1963 from Stillwater, and joined the First
United Methodist Church at that time.
Roxie and Warren were expert bridge
players and were fortunate enough to find
kindred spirits in the life-long friends they
made in Poteau.
Roxieâ€™s greatest joy was her family. She found a true
partner in Warren and they were blessed to have 65 years
together. Her children, grandchildren, and most recently
Flora Ferrell, 85, of Flower Hill died Monday, Oct. 3,
2011, in Fort Smith, Ark. She was born June 25, 1926, in
Spiro. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at New
Beginnings Church in Spiro. Burial will follow in the New
Hope Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin
Funeral Home and Crematory of Spiro.
Cecil Marshall, 88, of Howe died Oct. 5, 2011, in
Heavener. He was born March 25, 1923, in Monroe to
Charley and Mattie (Fisher) Marshall. He was a contractor.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Cecil is survived by his wife, Wanda Marshall; five
sons and daughters-in-law, Andrew and Jean Marshall of
Rogers, Ark., Mark and Sandy Marshall of Poteau, Rick
and Freda Marshall of Harrison, Ark., Nathan and Kathern
Marshall of Poteau, and Gordon and Regina Marshall of
Rogers; three daughters and sons-in-law, Martina
Livingston of Poteau, Vicky and Stan Ellis of Poteau,
Booth Dean Grey, 71, of Summerfield
died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011 in
Summerfield. Dean was born Oct. 17,
1939, in Summerfield to Malcolm and
Bessie (Hollan) Grey. He was a member
of the International Brotherhood
Electrical Workers and a veteran of the
U.S. Army. He loved helping people,
hunting, fishing, dogs and horses. He
was preceded in death by his birth parents; foster parents,
Jacob and Margie James; sisters and brothers-in-law,
Eunice and Joe Bandoni, Bobbie and Curly Cooper. He
loved and was so proud his kids, his grandkids, and his
Ella Louise Chumley, 66, of Panama
died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, in Fort
Smith, Ark. Ella was born July 29, 1945,
in Galveston, Texas, to Newlin Burg Jr.
and Waltina Nadean (Finley) Travis. Ella
was a retired teacher. In her career she
taught in Talihina, Catoosa and Pocola
Public Schools. Ella belonged to The
Delta Kappa Gamma Society International,
her professional organization for 30 years. She was currently
serving as DKG Beta Lambda Chapter Secretary
and on the DKG State Nominations Committee as well as
the Educational Excellence Committee. She was a past
Luther Wayne Strickland, 79, of Heavener died Sunday,
Oct. 2, 2011, in Poteau. He was born Sept. 4, 1932, in
DeQueen, Ark. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 5, at First Baptist Church, Heavener,
with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Dowden Funeral
Home, Heavener, is handling arrangements.
Jonathan H. Carden, 29, of Fort Smith,
Ark., died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, in Fort
Smith. Jonathan was born in Fort Smith on
Nov. 3, 1981 to Randall W. and Donna
(Chestine) Carden. He was preceded in death
by his half brother, Henry Joe Harrison; stepbrother,
Chris Carden; and maternal grandparents,
Margie and Leon Drake.
Survivors include his wife, Tabatha (Langston) Allison
of Fort Smith; daughter, Cassie Carden of Roland; son,
Corbin Adam Carden; mother, Donna Carden Eller of
Poteau; father, Randy Carden of Covington, Ga.; brother,
Freida Elizabeth Baird, 92, of Poteau
died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011 in Poteau.
Freida was born Feb. 7, 1919, in Lancaster,
Texas, to Nick Olen and Eddie C.
(Brundage) Worley. She worked in a dry
goods store as a clerk and many years at
City Shoe Market. Freida was preceded in
death by her husband, Idus Baird; great
grandson, Carson Wann; and her parents.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy
and Jim Wann of Poteau; grandchildren, Roger and Dawn
Wann of Lindsey, Texas, Danny and Elizabeth Wann of
Poteau; great-grandchildren, Nathan Privett, Britney
Artie Bell Margaret Deleplank, 74,
of Poteau died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011 in
Heavener. Artie was born in Calhoun on
Sept. 10, 1937, to Frances Dora (Chitwood)
Phillips. Artie was a loving wife, mother
and the best granny anyone could have.
She worked for 40 years as a CNA and
touched many lives in her career. She
devoted her life to taking care of others.
She never met a stranger, had an open door and a place
at the dinner table for anyone who was hungry. She loved
taking care and cooking for family and friends. Artie was