Archive - Obituary
May 14th, 2012
Anna Mae Smedley, 48, of Howe died Friday, May 12, 2012, in Tulsa. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m.. Saturday, May 17, at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, with Rev. Jim Cook officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Wendall L. Washington, 53, of Hodgen, died Saturday, May 12, 2012, in Poteau.
Wendall was born Sept. 18, 1958, in Lawton to Everett and Charlene Washington. A longtime area resident, he loved hunting and fishing and was a graduate of Heavener High School. He worked in the Parks Department for the City of Poteau. His father preceded him in death.
Elton Edward Thompson, 86, of Poteau died Saturday, May 12, 2012, in Poteau.
John Roger McCurdy, 67, of Cameron died Monday, May 7, 2012, in Cameron.Â He was born July 12, 1944, in Fort Worth, Texas.Â He was a production manager in the Aerospace Industry.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene McCurdy and Dorothy Chloe (Brazil) Scoggins.
Robert â€śBobâ€ť Cooper, 46, of Spiro died Monday, May 7, 2012. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 11, in Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Spiro. Burial will be in Forest Park Cemetery in Fort Smith, Ark.
Dan Vincent of Muse died Friday, May 4, 2012, in Talihina. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, at the Muse Cemetery with Alex Barron officiating, under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Jimmy Don Scroggins, 66, of Shady Point died Saturday, May 5, 2012, at his home in Shady Point. Jimmy was born Nov. 7, 1945, in Oxnard, Calif., to Roy H and Ida Mae (Brookover) Scroggins.Â He was a heavy equipment operator.Â Jimmy was a Poteau High School graduate.Â He was a member of the Calhoun Baptist Church.Â Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents; son, James Scroggins; and granddaughter, Summer VanMeter.Â He and Janice Monks were married Jan. 8, 1965.
Raymond â€śPopâ€ť Albertson Jr., 68, of Pocola died Sunday, May 6, 2012, at his home.Â He is preceded in death by his parents, Raymond Sr. and Cora Albertson.Â He was a mechanic.Â
Raymond was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend.Â Raymond enjoyed racing at Tri-State Speedway and he especially enjoyed watching his sons race.Â Raymond was a man who cared deeply for family and friends.
Burl Damon Andrews, 90, of Poteau died Friday, May 4, 2012, in Talihina.Â Burl was born Dec. 27, 1921, in Booneville, Ark., to Charles Monroe and Pearl (Porter) Andrews.Â Burl was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.Â He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Poteau.Â Burl owned and operated Swiss Cleaners for some 40 years.Â He was a past member of Poteau Kiwanis Club and Poteau Rotary Club.Â He received the Paul Harris Fellowship Award.Â Burl coached American Legion Baseball, winning the State Championship in 1967.Â He was preceded in death by his parents and beloved wife, Lavonne, in June 2000.
Barbara N. Rowland-Martin, 75, of Newalla, died Thursday, May 3, 2012, in Newalla.
Barbara was born on April 25, 1937, in Poteau. She was the daughter of Ben and Dorothy (Hancock) Goins. Barbara worked at Western Electric, Dayton Tire and had a cleaning service.Â She enjoyed flowers, arts and crafts and making bouquets for her granddaughters.