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March 1st, 2012

Glenis Shoemake

March 1, 2012

Glenis Shoemake, 92, of Talihina died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, in Talihina.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the Falfa Baptist Church with Carroll Fitzgerald officiating. Burial will be in A. L. Stephens Cemetery, Clayton, under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.

Ruth James

March 1, 2012

Ruth James, 83, of Colbert died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, in Colbert.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 5, at Talihina First Baptist Church with Kip Heth and Ollie Heth officiating.  Burial will be in Sardis Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.

Dewitt Ray Nelson

March 1, 2012

Dewitt Ray Nelson, 49, of Wister died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, in Wister.
Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, in Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, with Rev. Leon Glenn officiating, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.

Lawanna Keirsey

March 1, 2012

Lawanna Keirsey, 40, of Sallisaw died Feb. 28, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.  Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 2, at Flower Hill Pentecostal Church. Burial will be at Sallisaw City Cemetery, under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home of Spiro.

Wesley Doyle Adams

March 1, 2012

Wesley Doyle Adams, 59, of Spiro died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 5, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.

Edna Lou Walkup

March 1, 2012

Edna Lou Walkup, 80, of Howe died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, in Poteau.
Edna, a lifelong area resident, was born Nov. 6, 1931, in Independence to Calvin and Mary (Fortner) Waymire. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Howe, where she worked in many areas, loving each person who came in contact with her. Edna worked for years in the day care at Heavener First Baptist Church, where she cared for many children from the area.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Ewing Waymire, Bob Waymire and Eugene Waymire.

February 29th

Casey Edward Branscum

February 29, 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. He was a roughneck. Casey was a member of the Fanshawe Fire Department, and Fanshawe Free Will Baptist Church. He loved to hunt, fish, play baseball and was known to be ornery at times. He was preceded in death by his grandparents,  Bailey and Carolyn Branscum. 

February 28th

Robert Dwillis

February 28, 2012

Robert Dwillis died recently in California. Robert was born Sept. 21, 1934, in Calhoun to Robert and Maimi Dwillis. 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 Hanna Hodges

February 28, 2012

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. She graduated from Cameron High School. She received her master’s degree in education and taught for over 40 years at Washington Elementary in Olathe, Kan. She was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Shawnee, Kan., since 1956. 

Debra Ann Hale Blake

February 28, 2012

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.

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