Archive - Obituary
September 6th, 2013
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.
Mary Elizabeth Thompson Bunch,Â 98, of Keota died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013.Â Â Â Â
Mary was born Oct. 19, 1914, in Dewar to Mary Marlow Thompson and William Franklin Thompson.
Mary ran a small bus station and grocery store in Keota for six years and was the secretary at Beller Mount ChurchÂ for 38 years.Â She was always busy and never slowed down when she was working for the church.Â
Mary also sold Avon in the community, so she knew a lot of people. She was well known and will be greatly missed by all.
Dennis Albert Wells, 64, of Wister died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at the Talihina Veteranâ€™s Center. Dennis was born Dec. 2, 1949, in Elyria, Ohio, to Wade D. and Thelma (Davis) Wells.Â
Dennis, Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, was a Vietnam veteran and proud of his service to his country. He was a mechanic in California before relocating to Oklahoma where he, alongside his father, successfully ranched for many years. Dennis was a lover of libraries, knowledge and learning and a caring and compassionate man. He was devoted to God and is now once again cradled in his arms.
LaFaye Qualls, 85, of Poteau died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, in Oklahoma City. LaFaye was born Feb. 20, 1928, in Shady Point to Hershel and Blanche Ruby (Williams) Christenberry. She owned and operated the Merle Norman studio and LaFayeâ€™s Beauty Shop until her retirement.
Sr. Master Sgt. Frank P. King Jr., Ret., 79, of Washington, D.C., died Aug. 27, 2013, in Washington.Â
Dica Blair, 86, died Aug. 27, 2013, in Vian. She was born May 13, 1927, in Ola, Ark., to Perry Poe and Mona (Barrick) Poe. She was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with family and friends and a member of the Trinity Baptist Church of Poteau.
She was preceded in death by her parents and stepfather Cephus Whitecotton; her husband, Luther Blair;Â three daughters, Mona Blair, Connie Stewart and Demerris Hamblin; three brothers, Joe Whitecotton, Beacher Whitecotton, Jay Cee Whitecotton; and one sister, Inell Pearson.
A.M. â€śJokerâ€ť Sinclair, 90, of Poteau died Monday, August 26, 2013 in Tulsa. Joker was born April 2, 1923 in Poteau to Earnest Austin and Anna Belle (Aydelott) Sinclair. He worked in construction. Joker was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp. He served in seven World War II Pacific campaigns, fighting on every island where he was injured. He also served as an MP. He married his wife, Wanda, in Fort Smith, Ark., on Aug 9, 1947. Joker was proud of his military service and of being an American. He loved to garden, growing various things, including watermelon and flowers.
Martha Elizabeth Martin, 45, of Bokoshe died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, in Monroe. Â
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Monroe Cemetery Pavilion with the Rev. Jim Cook officiating. Â
Evans and Miller Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
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