Archive - Obituary
August 12th, 2014
RonaldÂ Butler Gates, 67, ofÂ Poteau diedÂ Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at home.
Ronald was born June 3, 1947, in Miami, Okla., the son of Daniel John and Billie Leah Engleman Gates. He graduated from Savanna High School in the class of 1965.
He worked for the state of Oklahoma as an appeals judge for the employment office before transferring to Poteau where he worked as the office manager until his retirement in 2007.
Ronald married Nan Stanton Corder on May 20, 1980, in McAlester.
Joyce E. Mitchell, 66, of Poteau died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Joyce was born Nov. 16, 1947, in McCroy, Ark. to William Tobe Sr. and Georgia (Hoots) Holt. She was a postal clerk. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; sister-in-law, Vicki Holt; brothers, William Jr., Ed and James Holt. She was a longtime postal employee in Poteau. She was loved by many in the community for going above and beyond. She loved her children and grandchildren, traveling and the ocean. Joyce was a member of Hosanna Fellowship.
Jimmy Dale Corgill Sr., 78 of Greenwood, Ark., died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in his home. He was retired from Union Pacific Railroad, manager of Corgill Construction, member of the Disabled American Veterans and BMAD of LeFlore County and Mount Zion Baptist Church.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 13, at Mount Zion Baptist Church with burial at Woodlawn Memorial Park under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. Viewing will be from 1-8 p.m. Tuesday from 1 â€“ 8 p.m. at the funeral home, where the family will visit with friends from 6-8 p.m.
Robert H. Graves Jr., 72, of Poteau died Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 at his home.
Curtiss Mal Naylor, 59, of Wilburton died Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at Big Bend Hospice House in Tallahassee, Fla..
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug., at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Summerfield.
Burial will be in Reichert Cemetery under the direction of Waldrop Funeral Home, Wilburton.
Georgia Ruth Kerbow, 80, of Poteau died Thursday, August 7, 2014 in Fort Smith, Ark. She was retired from the LeFlore County Clerks office, a member of Woman Nationally Active for Christ, Epsilon Sigma Alpha and Pleasant Valley Free Will Baptist Church in Poteau. Georgia was born Jun 17, 1934, in Poteau to Herman and Elenor (Johnson) Dorey. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Kerbow; sister, JoAnne Broyles; and her parents.
Glen Curry, 74, of Spiro died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014.Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel.
Russell Transue, 69, of Talihina died Thursday, July 30, 2014, at his home.
Services will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at Talihina First Assembly of God under the direction of Burkhart Funeral Services.
John Wheat, 75, of Talihina died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 8, at Victory Baptist Church in Talihina under the direction of Burkhart Funeral Services.
Judy Ramsey, 55. of Spiro died Tuesday, July 22, 2014.
The family will hold private services at a later date. Mallory-Martin Funeral Home is handling arrangements.