Archive - Obituary
March 27th, 2012
Jean E. Simkins, 85, of Conway, Ark., died March 25, 2012. Born April 19, 1926, in Malvern, Ark., she was the daughter of George R. and Amanda Thompson Britt. A member of Zion Baptist Church, she taught at Arkansas School for the Blind for over 20 years before retiring in 1987 then taught at the Mayflower School District for a number of years. She loved her grandchildren, church, reading and soap operas.
William Henry Thompson, 85, of Marietta, passed away peacefully in his home on March 26, 2012. A unique blend of sailor and rancher, his word was his bond. Billâ€™s outspoken personality and sense of humor are remembered by all who knew him.
Mildred O. Moore, 96, of Spiro died Thursday, March 22, 2012. Graveside services were held Saturday at New Hope Cemetery, Spiro, under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
Arthur Lee Holland, 79, of Talihina died Thursday, March 22, 2012, in Pocola. Services were held Saturday at County Line Church of Christ.Â Burial will be in County Line CemeteryÂ under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Mary Glenda Blair, 61, of Panama died Wednesday, March 7, 2012, in Panama.Â No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Mamie Ruth Batchelor Baker, 94 of Sanford, N.C., died Thursday, March 22, 2012, at E. Carlton Powell Hospice Center in Lillington, N.C. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at Swann Station Baptist Church. Burial will be at Buffalo Cemetery under the direction of Rogers Pickard Funeral Home, Sanford.
Linda Faye Emmert, 66, of Poteau died Friday, March 23, 2012,Â in Poteau.Â Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, at the Oakland Cemetery Pavilion, Poteau, with Rev. Jerry Williams officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau, OK
Trixie M. Orendorff, 99, of Poteau died Thursday, March 22, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. Trixie was born May 23, 1912, in Hanson to Grover and Eva (Boothe) Lessley. She was a sales clerk. She and O.M Orendorff were married Feb. 27, 1973. He preceded her in death on Dec. 15, 1982. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Gailya Lea Miller, and granddaughter, Karen.
Kermit Haskell Christian, 66, of Fort Smith, Ark., formerly ofÂ Leflore, died Thursday, March 22, 2012, in Fort Smith.Â Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, March 26, at Leflore Cemetery Pavilion, Leflore, with Rev. Jim Cook officiating.Â Arrangements are under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Stella Marie Gorham, 94, of Bakersfield, Calif., formerly of Spiro, died March 15, 2012, in Bakersfield. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 24, at Cowlington Cemetery, Cowlington, with Minister Gary James officiating. Grace Manor Funeral Home, Spiro, is handling arrangements.