Archive - Obituary
May 8th, 2012
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.
Jesse Paul Ward, 26, of Poteau died Wednesday, May 2, 2012, in Poteau.Â Jesse was born Feb. 16, 1986, in Edison, N.J. to Terry and Beth (Faulks) Ward.Â Jesse was a stay-at-home dad.Â Jesse was preceded in death by his brother, John Ward.Â Jesse built a â€™86 Ram Charger 4x4.Â He liked the outdoors, fishing and camping.Â He was the best dad in the world.
Elizabeth â€śBettyâ€ť (Korby) Peterson, 62, of Spiro died Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Services are planned at a later date in June under the direction off Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
Randy Mangram, 52, of Talihina died Sunday, April 28, 2012, in Talihina.
Services will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, at the Talihina Nazarene Church with Brent Smith officiating. Burial will be in New Talihina Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Lois Russell, 92, of Spiro died Monday, April 30, 2012. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, at Leeâ€™s Chapel. Burial will be in Cottonwood Cemetery, Muldrow, under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
Floyd Russell Clinton, 65, of Rock Island died Friday, April 27, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at Ellis Chapel Cemetery, Wister, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.
Laverne Henson, 70, of Cameron died Friday, April 27, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â She was born Jan. 11, 1942, at Mena, Ark., to James Cornelius and Gertrude L. (Mills) Moore.Â She was a faithful Jehovahâ€™s Witness since September 1961.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister Imajene Bryant.Â
Laverne is survived by her husband, Dorsey Wayne Henson of the home; a brother, James R. Moore of Cameron; a sister Norma Evans of Poteau; numerous nieces and nephews; other family, friends and loved ones. Â