Archive - Obituary
February 29th, 2012
Casey Edward Branscum, 21, of Fanshawe died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, in McAlester.
Casey was born May 24, 1990 in Poteau to Robert Carl and Tina Rachell (Ingle) Branscum.Â He was a roughneck.Â Casey was a member of the Fanshawe Fire Department, and Fanshawe Free Will Baptist Church.Â He loved to hunt, fish, play baseball and was known to be ornery at times.Â He was preceded in death by his grandparents,Â Bailey and Carolyn Branscum.Â
Robert Dwillis died recently in California. Robert was born Sept. 21, 1934, in Calhoun to Robert and Maimi Dwillis.Â He is survived by his loving wife, Linda Dwillis; brother and sister-in-law, John and Carol Dwillis, his sons, Bobby and Shawn Dwillis; daughters, Kathy Russell, Tanya Wilkerson, and Cheryl Hostetle; stepchildren, Lanette Jones, Dominico Galamay and Rachel Ann Weeks; and many grandchildren.
Irene Hodges, 77, of Lenexa, Kan., died peacefully Feb. 26, 2012.
Irene was born Nov. 27, 1934 in Williams to Arthur and Muriel (Floyd) Hanna.Â She graduated from Cameron High School. She received her masterâ€™s degree in education and taught for over 40 years at Washington Elementary in Olathe, Kan.Â She was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Shawnee, Kan., since 1956.Â
Debra Ann Hale Blake, 52, of Poteau died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Debra was born Jan. 15, 1960, in Poteau to Willie Lee and Ada (Sharp) Hale. She was a housewife. She was a very active member of Trinity Baptist Church where she cooked often and taught Sunday School. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Lee Davis, 72, of Checotah died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, in Muskogee.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at First United Methodist Church in Checotah, under the direction of Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Checotah.
Timothy Brian Smith, 48, of Pocola died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at Evans Memorial Chapel, Pocola, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.
Anna Morgan, 90, of Whitesboro, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at Talihina Manor Nursing Home.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Prairie Grove Baptist Church with Cecil Holcomb officiating.
Burial will be in Whitesboro Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Joe Walter, 50, of Saginaw, Texas, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012.
Survivors include his wife, Vickie; daughters, Heather and Amber Walter; and parents, Leo Walter and Judy Ivy.
Graveside service will be held atÂ 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, in Greenwood Memorial Park, under the direction off Greenwood Funeral Home.
William O. Mecom, 82, of Bartlesville, formerly of Poteau, died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, in Bartlesville.Â William was born Dec. 12, 1929, in Milton to Tom and Georgia (LeFlore) Mecom.Â He was preceded in death by his parents.Â
Survivors include his brother and sister-in-law, Barney and Melba Mecom of Tulsa.Â
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Old Bokoshe Cemetery Pavilion, Bokoshe, with Rev. Jim Cook officiating.Â Burial will be in Old Bokoshe Cemetery.
You may leave an online message at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com.
Gary Lawrence Ellis, 58, of Poteau died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Gary was born July 28, 1953, in Kansas City, Kan., to Charles L. and Gracie E. (Snell) Ellis.Â He was a brakeman for KCS Railroad.Â He was preceded in death by his mother.Â