Archive - Obituary
January 13th, 2012
William â€śBuddyâ€ť Leaton Guinn Jr., 69, of Heavener died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, in Poteau. Buddy, a lifelong area resident, was born Feb. 14, 1942, in Heavener to William Leaton and Melva (Welton) Guinn.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Heavener, lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam era. A 1960 graduate of Heavener High School, Buddy attended business college in Oklahoma City before joining the Navy. He was a well-known and liked plumber in the area.
Iris Mae Goins McCullough, 80, a native of Cameron, was born to Dock L. Goins and Lydia V. Crenshaw on April 29, 1931.
Iris died on Jan. 2, 2012. She attended Poteau High School and moved to California in 1949. She met her future husband, James T. McCullough and married in Atwater, Calif., in August, 1949.
She is preceded in death by her husband, James; son, Jeffrey; and grandson, Jeffrey. She is also preceded in death by her three brothers and one sister, Clyde, Woodrow and Harvey and Irene.
Mildred D. Kelly, 89, of Spiro died Wednesday, Jan. 11. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Mallory-Martin Chapel of Spiro under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
Otis Green, 70, of Fort Coffee died Monday, Jan. 7, 2012.Â He was born May 3, 1941, at Lenapah to William and Adeline (Shoat) Green.Â He was a retired mechanic for John Deere.Â He was proceeded in death by his parents and one brother, Billy Clayton.
Otis is survived by two brothers. Chester Green of Independence, Kan., and Earl Green of Fort Coffee; three sisters, Mary Scott of Wichita, Kan., Devola Shepard of Wichita, Kan., and Doris Clayton of Kansas City, Mo.Â
Pallbearers will be Jesse Hutchinson, James Jones Jr, Ricky Henson, Herbert Flynn Jr. and Albert Tabut.
Marianne Head, 42, of Poteau died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, in a Fort Smith, Ark., hospital. Marianne was born Dec. 24, 1969, in Talihina. She was a certified nurse's aide. She married Kevin Ray Head on Jan. 1, 1997, in Armstrong. Marianne was a member of the Full Gospel Church of Atoka and the Shepherd's Heart Pentecostal Church of God of Poteau.
Flora Carter-Tiffee, 93, formerly of Ozark, Ark., died Jan. 7, 2012, in Richland Hills, Texas.Â Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Grace Manor Memorial Chapel, Poteau.Â Burial will be at at Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home, Poteau.
Jerold Dean Harris, 80, of Poteau died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, in Poteau.Â Jerold was born Nov. 28, 1931, in Gilmore to Elmer O. â€śBuckâ€ť and Oma G. (Ivy) Harris.Â Jerold was a veteran of the U.S. Army.Â He was a machinist.Â Â
Ramona Woolard Lewallen, 52, of Spiro died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012. Services will take place at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
Henryetta Imbese, 90, formerly of Talihina died Thursday, Jan. 5, in Tulsa. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1, in the Talihina Funeral Home Chapel.Â Burial will be in Old Talihina Cemetery under the directon of Talihina Funeral Home.
Esta Alice â€śShortyâ€ť Pipkins, 95, of Pocola died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. Shorty was born June 21, 1916, in Pocola to John Eric and Gaitha (Tucker) Gregory.Â She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.Â She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Andy; two sisters; two brothers; and two grandsons.Â