Archive - Obituary
July 16th, 2013
Ernest Wesley Jenson, 86, of Wister died Saturday, July 13, 2013. He was born June 12, 1927, to Howard and Lahoma (Webb) Jenson in Poteau. Ernest was a graduate of Poteau High School and served in the Navy during WWII. He was owner and operator of Jensonâ€™s Furniture in Wister until his retirement in 1982. He was one of the five who founded the Wister Fire Department and also served on the board of directors for Wister State Bank. Ernest was a member of the Broadway Church of Christ in Poteau.
Ernest was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Reba Sherrod.
Vertie Novelia Warrick, 92, of Poteau died Sunday, July 14, 2013, in Poteau.
ClarenceÂ Walter â€śSonnyâ€ť Fair, 78 of Panama went to be with his Lord and his beloved wife, Emma Sue, on July 13, 2013, in Poteau. He was born in Panama on Nov. 2, 1934 to Bonnie and Buford Fair. He retired from Riverside Furniture and was on the town council of Panama.
He is preceded in death by his parents; loving wife of 59 years, Emma Sue; sister, Christine Hastings; and niece, Jennifer Currens.
Sherman Joe Chitwood, 84, of Summerfield died Friday, July 12, 2013, in Summerfield. He was born Jan. 30, 1929, in Poteau to Omer and Maude (Kelly) Chitwood. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a poultry farmer, rancher and jack of all trades. Joe was also a member of Heavener Masonic Lodge 146 and was a Shriner.
Joe is preceded in death by his parents; a son, Mike Chitwood; and his brother, Kelly Chitwood.
Robert Joe Brooks II, 27, of Poteau died Tuesday July 9, 2013, in Sewickly, Pa.
Nina Sue Deloge, 69, of Spiro died Monday, July 8, 2013. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 15, in the U.S. National Cemetery at Fort Smith, Ark. Family visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home in Spiro.
Imogene Lucille Craig, 55, of Spiro died Saturday, Juy 6. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 13, in Fort Coffee Cemetery. Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
Lucian â€śCountry Boyâ€ť Gassaway, 85, of Monroe died Wednesday July 10, 2013, in Tulsa.
Lucian was born on Jan. 21, 1928, in Sugar Loaf Community(Monroe) to Kenny and Mary (Gray) Gassaway. Lucian was the owner of Country Boy Furniture for 44 years, on the Board of Directors at The Community State Bank for nine years, enjoyed being a rancher, working in the rental business, residential and commercial, and even tried to sell a few monuments one time.
Berdina Steffan, 84, of Spiro died Sunday, June 23, 2013. Services were held June 27, under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
Barbara Jane Waring died July 1, 2013. She was born near Mena, Ark., to Owen and Nellie Norris on Jan. 18, 1937.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Waring, and her brother, Dennis Norris. She live in Oklahoma City, Moore and Edmond area until 2008, then moved to Georgia to be near her daughter.