Archive - Obituary
February 14th, 2012
Wilburt â€śLeonâ€ť Ballew, 72, of Red Oak died Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, in Wilburton.
He was born Sept. 3, 1939, in Okmulgee to Wilburt and Nina Mae (Rinehart) Ballew.Â He was an automobile mechanic.
Â He is preceded in death by his parents.
Edith Smedley, 83, of Poteau died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, in San Angelo, Texas.
Edith was born Aug. 31, 1928, in Kansas City, Mo., to Charles Harper and Eula L. (Deaton) Smedley. Edith was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her her parents, a brother and a sister.
Survivors include her sister, Mercedith Greenwood of San Angelo; brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Lenna Smedley of San Angelo; and other relatives and loved ones.
James P. â€śJackâ€ť Martindale, 89, formerly of Howe, died Feb. 8, 2012, in Houston, Texas.Â He was born July 5, 1922, at Kinta, to Perry L. and Madge (Ritter) Martindale.Â He was a retired painting contractor.
Â He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Veneice; a daughter, Marilyn Prescott; a son, Bobby Martindale; one brother and two sisters.
Â Jack is survived by two sons, David and wife Karen Martindale of Houston, Jimmy Wayne and wife Jackie Martindale of Rockford, Ill; a son-in-law, Don Prescott, ofÂ Pasadena, Texas; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Â
Frank Lee Nunley, 71, of Spiro died Feb. 7, 2012, in Cancun, Mexico.
He was born Nov. 4, 1940, at Panama to William and Agnes (Bice) Nunley.Â Frank was a retired barber, a 33rd Degree Mason and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Michael Sevier; daughter, Sherry Welker; and a brother, Robert Nunley.
Keith Allen Kumley, 59, of Shady Point died Feb. 7, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â No service is planned at this time.Â Cremation services are under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home of Poteau.
Douglas James Blake, 56, of Poteau died Feb. 9, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â No service is planned at this time.Â Cremation services are under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home of Poteau.
Patricia J. McClain, 65, of Heavener died Sunday. Feb. 12, in Fort Smith, Ark. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Dowden Funeral Chapel in Heavener. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Heavener, under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home.
E.C. Lawson, 37, of Talihina died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, at his home. Services were held Monday, Feb. 13, in the Buffalo Valley Gymnasium. Burial was in Lutie Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Loren Dale Mannon, 59, of Poteau died Monday, Jan. 30, in Poteau.Â Services are pending with Evans & Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Jason Willhite, 39, of Barling, Ark, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery, Cameron. Services are under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home of Spiro.