Archive - Obituary
July 11th, 2012
Gary W. Ford, 45, of Hartford, Ark., died Friday, July 6, 2012, in a Fort Smith hospital. He was born Sept. 17, 1966, in Fort Smith. He is preceded in death by his father, Wayne Ford. Gary was a member of a home fellowship, a member and president of the Hartford School Board, a member of the Hartford Athletic Booster Club, a lifelong volunteer in the Hartford Schoolâ€™s athletic program and an Eagle Scout.
Lindall Lee Castor, 77, of Poteau died Saturday, July 7, 2012, in Poteau. Lindall was born May 17, 1935 in Weatherby, Mo., to Lee Kenneth and Julia Bell (Lincoln) Castor. He was retired from the Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department where he proudly served for 30 years. Lindall was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He and his wife have been residents of Poteau for three years. Lindall had fought lung cancer for a year, and had made progress, but the cancer spread to his brain. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Ruby Tamplin, 88, of Poteau died Saturday, July 7, 2012, in Poteau.
Ruby was born April 14, 1924, in Bluffton, Ark., to BenÂ and Nica (Evans) Markham.Â She was a homemaker.Â She was preceded in death by her husband, Port Tamplin; stepson, Millard Tamplin;Â grandson, Edwin Boyce Liles; and granddaughter, Brandy Gail LeForce.
Winford â€śSpudâ€ť Chandler, 73 of Poteau died Saturday, July 7, 2012, in Poteau.
Winford was born Sept. 27, 1938 in Poteau to W.S. and Ethel (Gassaway) Chandler.Â Winford was an outstanding athlete, even obtaining a full-ride baseball scholarship to Oklahoma State University. After graduating from OSU, Winford took his first job as a successful baseball and basketball coach for the Fort Leonard Wood-Waynesville School System. There he led the Tigers for the next eight years.
David Arnold Russell, 85, ofÂ Beckville, Texas,Â formerly of Poteau, died Friday, July 6, 2012, in Carthage, Texas.Â
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 12, at Evans Chapel of Memories in Poteau.Â Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.
Dovie M. Collins, 81, of Spiro died Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at home.
Services were held Monday, July 9, at Shady Grove Baptist Church under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
Thomas Lewis Lamb, 82, of Shady Point died Thursday, July 5, 2012, in Shady Point.Â Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, July 9, at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau.Â Burial will be in Shady Point Cemetery under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.
Ola Loretta Couch, 90, of Bokoshe died Thursday, July 5, 2012, in Bokoshe.Â Ola was born April 7, 1922, in Newalla to William A. and Nora Jane (Whitlow) Bond.Â She was a homemaker. Ola was a member of the Church of Christ in Poteau and Bokoshe. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James; two sisters and two brothers.
Survivors include her daughters, Pat Irwin of Bokoshe, Cynthia Brody of Poteau; five grandchildren, Cathy, Lisa, Connie, Cynde, and James; 12 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sister, Marie Lawson of Oklahoma City; other relatives and loved ones.Â
Terry Lee Treadway, 54, of Spiro died Tuesday, July 3, 2012. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 7, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel, Spiro.
Mason Alexander Cravens was born June 1, 2012, in Oklahoma City, and passed from this life on June 25 in Oklahoma City.
His time here was brief, butÂ the impact on those he leaves behind is great. He will forever be loved by his parents Chad and Jennifer (Neuharth) Cravens; his brother, Logan; his grandparents, Wayne and Joanne Neuharth of Poteau and Rex and Patty Cravens of Yukon; and many other family members and friends.
Donations can be made to the Ronald McDonald House at www.dell.yourcause.com/chadcravens/publicview.Â
Information submitted by Memorial Park Funeral Home, Oklahoma City.