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April 21st, 2014

John Dixon Self

April 21, 2014

John Dixon Self, 79, of Poteau died Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark. John was born Feb. 5, 1935, in Shawnee to Clyde G. and Marjorie (Dixon) Self. He was drilling superintendent for Nicklos Drilling Co. of Houston. John was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Charlotte Pate of Sallisaw. 

Trudy Black

April 21, 2014

Trudy Black, 89 went to be with the Lord on March 19, 2014.
She was born in Fort Worth, Texas, Nov. 25, 1924, one of nine children born to Maude and Alvin Elmore Snider.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 53 years, Noel P. Black; son, Phillip James Black; parents; sisters, Evelyn Hanks of San Angelo, Texas, Rubye Ferguson of Mustang. Flois Kingsley of Sperry, Lois Schuelein of Oklahoma City; brothers: Floyd Snider of Oklahoma City and Joe Snider of Snyder, Texas.

April 17th

Omer Lee Adams

April 17, 2014

Omer Lee Adams, 83, of Caddo, formerly of Poteau died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Caddo. Omer Lee was born Oct. 30, 1930, in Wister to Truman and Vangie (Hawkins) Adams. He was a mechanic. Omer Lee was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dema; daughter, Becky; brothers, Howard and Denver; sister, Laverne Moran.
Survivors include his daughter, Cassie Stafford of Caddo; grandson, Kody Blaylock of San Diego, Calif.; sisters, Lucille Mote of Wilburton and Lorene Upchurch of Edmond; other relatives, loved ones and friends.

April 16th

Betty (Deaton) Nichols

April 16, 2014

Betty (Deaton) Nichols, 80, of Poteau died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark. Betty was born June 21, 1933, in Poteau to Bill and Blanche Deaton. Betty graduated from the University of Arkansas with a BS in education. She was a retired science teacher of 22 years. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church, Poteau. She was honored as Poteau and Regional Teacher of the Year, Teacher of Excellence, inducted into the Oklahoma Science and Engineering Science Fair Hall of Fame and a member of DKG International Society.

April 15th

Barbara Valentine Montgomery, Robert Joe Montgomery

April 15, 2014

Barbara Valentine Montgomery, 43, of Red Oak passed away Friday, April 11, 2014. Barbara was born July 20, 1970, in Denver City, Texas, to Johnny R. and Connie J. (Burdick) Byrd.
Robert Joe Montgomery, 54, of Red Oak passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014. Robert was born Aug. 31, 1959, in Wilburton to Francis M. and Billie (Revis) Montgomery.

Shawn Lee Kirkes

April 15, 2014

Shawn Lee Kirkes, 43, died Monday, April 14, 2014, in Forth Smith, Ark.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at Cupco Cemetery under the direction of  Burkhart Funeral Services, Talihina.

Betty Lou (Perry) Mitchell

April 15, 2014

Betty Lou (Perry) Mitchell, 68, of Arkoma died Sunday, April 13, 2014.
Services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Spiro and 2 p.m. Wednesday at New Hope Holiness Church in Lindsay. Burial will be in Dibble Cemetery.

Jess Burns Jr.

April 15, 2014

Jess Burns Jr., 57, of Poteau died Monday, April 14, 2014, in Poteau.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday. April 19, at Checotah Community Center under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.

Patsy Lee Johnson

April 15, 2014

Patsy Lee Johnson, 56, of Checotah, formerly of Poteau died Friday, April 11, 2014. Patsy was born in Poteau Nov. 19, 1957, to John and Oma Lee (Ward) Metzker. She attended Carl Albert State College. Pasty was preceded in death by her parents.

April 14th

John Calvin Greer

April 14, 2014

John Calvin Greer died Friday, April 11, 2014, in Bolivar, Mo. He was born June 13, 1922, in Brawley, Ark., to Reginald and Iva (Oliver) Greer.
He grew up in Poteau and is in the Poteau High School Hall of Fame. John served in the U.S. Air Force from 1942-1946 in the South Pacific. He went to Southeastern State College in Durant on a track scholarship and graduated there. John taught Science in Oklahoma and Kansas and retired from teaching in 1985. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Leavenworth, Kan.

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