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January 3rd, 2012

Jesse Carl “Jess” Long

January 3, 2012

Jesse Carl Long, known as Jess to his friends, was born on January 14, 1922, in Wynnewood to Carl and Ethel (Fennell) Long. Jesse died Dec. 13, 2011, in Fort Smith, Ark. He was preceded in death by three wives and his only sister, Lorraine Cerkoff. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Jesse was a retired truck driver.
He is survived by his nieces, Charlene Wassman, Lorraine Helf and Suzanne Case, and a nephew, Robert Cerkoff, all of San Jose, Calif.

James Loyd Cox

January 3, 2012

James Loyd Cox, 87, died at his home in Rock Island on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, surrounded by his family.

James Loyd Cox

January 3, 2012

James Loyd Cox, 87, died at his home in Rock Island on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, surrounded by his family.

Shirley Jean Sumpter Adams Ford

January 3, 2012

Shirley Jean Sumpter Adams Ford, 58, of Wister died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, in Wister. Shirley was born Jan. 17, 1953, in Fanshawe to Jay and Loeta (Wilson) Sumpter. She was a homemaker. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Jackie Sumpter Lucas.

December 30th, 2011

Andy Odell Ollar

December 30, 2011

Andy Odell Ollar, 52, of Howe died Thursday Dec. 29, 2011, in Poteau. Services are pending with Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener.

Betty Jean Filipski

December 30, 2011

Betty Jean Filipski, 67, formerly of Whitesboro died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at her home in Blanchard.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, at Prairie Grove Baptist Church in Talihina. Burial will be in Whitesboro Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.

Linda Scraper Smith

December 30, 2011

Linda Scraper Smith, 69, of Poteau died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, in Fort Smith, Ark. Services will be held at noon Saturday, Dec. 31, graveside in Saratoga Springs Cemetery, South West City, Mo., under the direction of Heath-Griffith Funeral Home, Tulsa.

Barbara B. Gildersleeve

December 30, 2011

Barbara B. Gildersleeve, of Poteau died Friday, Dec. 23, 2011.  She was born in Laurel, Neb., on July 23, 1921, to Harvey and Viola (Woodruff) Bessire. She was a homemaker and member of the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Fort Smith, Ark.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Maida Fast.

Billy Gene Huie

December 30, 2011

Billy Gene Huie, 66, of Heavener died Dec. 24, 2011, in Muskogee. He was born Dec. 29, 1944, in Heavener to Emmit and Avielda Mae (Cooker) Huie. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines and a brakeman for the Kansas City Southern Railroad.
Billy is preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Judith Huie of the home; a son, John Huie of Omaha, Neb.; a daughter Lee Huie of Muskogee; three grandchildren, Summer, Erin and Aly Huie; and other family members.  
Cremation services are under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home, Poteau. Burial will follow at a later date.

December 28th

Troyce Dees Tanner

December 28, 2011

Troyce Dees Tanner, 80, of Fort Worth, Texas, formerly of Poteau, died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, graveside at Greenwood Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Notice provided by Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.

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