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May 23rd, 2012

Jason Edward Laxson

May 23, 2012

Jason Edward Laxson, 31, of Fort Smith, Ark., died Tuesday, May 22, 2012, in Fort Smith. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 26, at Trinity Baptist Church in Pocola under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Pocola.

Lucille E. Midgley

May 23, 2012

Lucille E. Midgley, 86, of Poteau went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, in Poteau.
Lucille was born March 7, 1926 in Stuart to James and Pauline (Carpenter) Casey.  She was a homemaker. Lucille was a member of the Church of God Seventh Day in Wister. She was a woman of God.  Lucille was married to Harrell Midgley on October 4, 1945, in Stockton, Calif.; his devoted wife for 66 years.
She was a licensed back seat driver. Lucille was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. 

May 22nd

Ruby Evelyn Sanders

May 22, 2012

Ruby Evelyn Sanders, 91, of Bates, Ark., died Sunday, May 20, 2012, in Bates. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 26, at First Baptist Church in Bates. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Heavener under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener.

Zaven Lynn Dmitri Johnson

May 22, 2012

Zaven Lynn Dmitri Johnson, infant son of Brandon and Samantha Jo Johnson, died Monday, May 21, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. Zaven was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Opal and Durrel Morgan, James and Myrtis Hammond, Joann Johnson and Howard McCollom.

Alma”Peggy” Wilson

May 22, 2012

Alma”Peggy” Wilson, 84, of Talihina died Friday, May 18, 2012, in Pocola. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, May 21, at the Talihina Nazarene Church. Burial will be in Whitesboro Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.

Renner Maxine Pierce

May 22, 2012

Renner Maxine Pierce, 88, of Panama died Friday, May 18, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 21, at New Hope Cemetery, Spiro, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.

Eugene Allen Logan

May 22, 2012

Eugene Allen Logan, 85 of Shady Point died Monday, May 21, 2012, in Poteau. Gene was born Jan. 10, 1927, in Wetumka to Kerb L. and Camie (Holton) Logan. Gene worked for Poteau food in the early part of his life and then was owner of Gene’s Food Market in Poteau during the 1960s and early ‘70s. He worked for Holton’s Supermarket and  retired. Gene was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

May 18th

Jackie Wayne Dinger

May 18, 2012

Jackie Wayne Dinger, 70, of De Queen, Ark., died Thursday, May 17, 2012, at his home.
He was born Dec. 11, 1941, in De Queen. He was retired from the U.S. Army.
 Dinger was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Eula Smith Dinger; two brothers, Frank Dinger and Bobby Dinger; and two sisters, Peggy Deer and Evelyn Hill.

William “Billy” Ray McClary

May 18, 2012

William “Billy” Ray McClary, 53, of Panama died Wednesday, May 16, 2012, in Tulsa.
Billy was born Nov. 21, 1958, in Altus to William Paul and Myrna Joyce Sutton McClary.
Billy was a member of the First Step of Faith Church in Poteau. He loved old cars and motorcycles.
He is survived by his wife, Joy of the home; mother, Myrna Joyce (McClary) Kinney of Panama; an aunt, Delores “Dody” Stewart of Panama; several cousins and many friends
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, at Mallory-Martin Chapel of Spiro with Rev. Leon Glenn officiating.

Lula Mae Myers

May 18, 2012

Lula Mae Myers, 94, of Poteau died Friday, May 18, 2012, in Poteau.
Lula ws born July 31, 1917, to Clarence and Nellie (Pate) Shrum in Hartford, Ark.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Neal Myers; son, Jackie Neal Myers; and grandson, Ricky Neal Myers; her parents,  three brothers and one sister. 
Lula was an elementary teacher for 30 years, pianist, teacher and Vacation Bible School Director at church, a member of the Poteau Church of the Nazarene. She was an active participant of Compassionate Ministries through music at the Oaks Healthcare Center. 

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