Archive - Obituary
May 16th, 2012
Anna Mae Smedley, 48, of Howe died Saturday, May 12, 2012, in Tulsa. Anna was born July 25, 1963, in Glendale, Ariz., to James and Emma (Caskey) Maxie.Â She is preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and one brother.
Â Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy and Joe Attaway of Victoria, Texas, Sarah and Scott Martin of Poteau, Shannon Smedley and Matt Jamison of Long; grandson, Taylor Attaway; other relatives and loved ones; many beloved friends.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, with Rev. Jim Cook officiating.
Charles Richard â€śDickâ€ť Bruesch, 85, of Heavener reached the clearing at the end of his path on May 15, 2012, in Heavener.Â He was born Dec. 31, 1926, at Edmond, to Frank and Minnie (Azlin) Bruesch.Â Â He was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard serving in WW II, signing up for the duration right after Pearl Harbor.Â He was a cattle rancher, poultry farmer and welder by trade.Â He was loved and will be missed by his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2012 at Crestlawn Memorial Park in Conway, Ark., for Billy Jack (Mercer Lillian) Whayne Holcomb, 94. She was born Feb. 24, 1918, to Robert C. and Phena Ball Whayne in Bentonville, Ark., where she married Warren G. Holcomb in 1946. She worked as a house mother at Arkansas Childrenâ€™s Colony in Conway and was a seamstress all of her life, as well as a baby sitter for many families throughout the years. She was also a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother.
Larry Dale Starr, 65, of Poteau, formerly of Montgomery City, Mo., died Monday, May 14, 2012, at Peachtree Hospice in Fort Smith, Ark.Â
Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at Schlanker Funeral Home in Montgomery City.
Billy Jack Smith Jr., 50, Poteau, died Monday, May 14, 2012, in Poteau.
Anna Mae Smedley, 48, of Howe died Friday, May 12, 2012, in Tulsa. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m.. Saturday, May 17, at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, with Rev. Jim Cook officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Wendall L. Washington, 53, of Hodgen, died Saturday, May 12, 2012, in Poteau.
Wendall was born Sept. 18, 1958, in Lawton to Everett and Charlene Washington. A longtime area resident, he loved hunting and fishing and was a graduate of Heavener High School. He worked in the Parks Department for the City of Poteau. His father preceded him in death.
Elton Edward Thompson, 86, of Poteau died Saturday, May 12, 2012, in Poteau.
John Roger McCurdy, 67, of Cameron died Monday, May 7, 2012, in Cameron.Â He was born July 12, 1944, in Fort Worth, Texas.Â He was a production manager in the Aerospace Industry.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene McCurdy and Dorothy Chloe (Brazil) Scoggins.
Robert â€śBobâ€ť Cooper, 46, of Spiro died Monday, May 7, 2012. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 11, in Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Spiro. Burial will be in Forest Park Cemetery in Fort Smith, Ark.