Archive - Obituary
September 9th, 2013
Ronald Eugene Owens, 44, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, in Heavener.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Forrester Baptist Church in Heavener. Burial will be in Conser Cemetery, Hodgen, under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home.
Margie â€śLouiseâ€ť Bartley Kuykendall, 87, of Bokoshe died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, in Bokoshe.Â
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Massey Cemetery in Blocker.Â Â
The family will visit with relatives and friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Harvey D. Gibson, 63, of Summerfield died Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Pilgrimâ€™s Rest Baptist Church in Heavener. Burial will be in Reichert Cemetery under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home.
James Marion Kitchens, 85, of Rushford, Minn., died Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at Winona Health in Winona.
Wanda â€śFayeâ€ť Rockman, 71, of Poteau died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 in Ft. Smith, Ark. Faye was born Nov. 12, 1941, in Poteau to John and Edith (Green) Ford. She was a retired administrative assistant at Jim Hamilton VoTech. She was a member of the Church of God Seventh Day. She was a member of the 1913 Study Club, an artist and she was â€śMaâ€ť to many. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, William Denver Ford, Kenneth Ford and Don Ford.
Betty Jo Gibson, 80, of Leflore died Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, in Durant. Betty was born Nov. 1, 1932, in Leflore to Oscar and Josie (French) Baxter. She was a homemaker. Betty was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Milo; daughter, Sherry Hollan; sisters, Mildred Wilson and Florene Pruitt; nephew, Sam Baxter; and niece, Pam Nichols. She loved flowers, raising kids and cooking. She always kept everyone in line.
Shawna Ward Williams, 47, of Barling, Ark., died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, in Barling.
A memorial service was held Friday, Sept. 6, at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel, Heavener.
LaFaye Fesperman, 77, of Bokoshe died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Old Bokoshe Cemetery. Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
Archie Dave Deere, 58, of the Reichert community died Wednesday, Sept. 4, in Fort Smith, Ark. Archie was born May 11, 1955, in Poteau to Archie and Pat Deere. He was a 1973 graduate of Heavener High School and a members of Pilgrimâ€™s Rest Church. Archie loved his family, his home and Godâ€™s creatures that he cared for around his home. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Oscar and Mary Deere; maternal grandparents, Dave and Neoma Moody; brother-in-law, Phil Gardenhire; and two cousins, Tony Plumlee and Joe Wiles.
Cecil Brannon Hardin, born March 21, 1918, in Shady Point to Oscar and Maud Brannon died Sept. 1, 2013, at Baptist Village Evergreen Care Center in Owasso. She was 95.
Cecil went to school at Knothole and Shady Point where she enjoyed playing basketball. On Jan. 2, 1935 she eloped with her school sweetheart, Jesse W. Hardin. They raised three children and celebrated 69 years together until his death in July 2004.