Archive - Obituary
January 22nd, 2014
Richard â€śBuddyâ€ť Dodd, 85, of Pocola, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in a Fort Smith, Ark., hospital. He was retired from Colonial Bakery, a veteran of World War II, and a member of Pocola United Methodist Church. He was a lover of southern gospel music and frequented local gospel music events. He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita; a son, Gary Allen; his parents; and two brothers.
Arthur Benjamin Bethell of Poteau died Jan. 20, 2014, in Poteau. He was preceded in death by his father, Benjamin Franklin Bethell; mother, Maud â€śMattieâ€ť Bethell; two brothers, Noel and Arnold Bethell; two sisters, Melba Treadway and Mildred Hamby; a daughter, Sharon Bethell Reasoner, and his special dog, Smokie.
Johnny Lee Martin, 69, of Panama died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark. Johnny was born July 17, 1944, in Panama to Arlin Thiral and Estella Marie (Ornder) Martin. He was a forklift driver for Whirlpool. Johnny was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Marvin Martin.
Pearline McClure, 62, of Talihina died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Antlers.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Burkhart Funeral Service Chapel in Talihina. Burial will be in New Talihina Cemetery.
Johnny Lee Martin, 69, of Panama died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Panama Assembly of God. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.Â The family will visit with relatives and friends from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Raymond Goodwin, 74, of Keota died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 in Keota.Â
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Saving Grace Refuge Church, Keota.Â Burial will be in Minerâ€™s Cemetery, McCurtain, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.
Brent Allen Graham, 25, of Pocola died Wednesday January 15, 2014. Brent loved his family, and he loved God. He loved being in the outdoors, playing sports, rock climbing, chess and was an amateur artist. Brent was preceded in death by his grandfather, Floyd Graham, and brother, Josh Graham.
Survivors include his parents, Greg and Twilla Graham of Pocola; sister, Sydney Graham of Pocola; grandparents, J.B. and Donna Branch of Pocola and Sandra Smith of Greenwood, Ark.; numerous other relatives and loved ones.
Katrina Clemons, 46, of Talihina died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, in Talihina.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Christâ€™s Â Church in Lenox. Burial will be in Whitesboro Cemetery under the direction of Burkhart Funeral Service, Talihina.
Irene Sue Ray, 59, of New Blaine, Ark., died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock, Ark. She was born Sept. 25,1954 in Spokane, Wash., to Ralph and Ruby Shaw Starr. She was a homemaker and mother and loved being outside, putting puzzles together, watching movies and most of all spending time with her family and grandkids. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Larry Bowden; and father of her children, Billy Pritchard.
Donald Ray Clark, 73, of Poteau died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark. Donald was born Oct. 4, 1940, in Howe to Barney and Ethel McKissick Clark. He was retired from LeFlore County. Don was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Rose L. Clark; 13 siblings and grandson, Blakely Parson.