Archive - Obituary
April 2nd, 2013
Arlon L. âBuckâ Lockaby, 77, of Cameron died Saturday, March 30, 2013, in Cameron. Arlon was born May 29, 1935, in Norman to Lotis Rue and Laura M. (McMillin) Lockaby. He was retired from AES. He attended Panama First Baptist Church. Buck was a farmer, He was a godly man, loving his family and friends, loving to all. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ruby Lockaby; brothers, Troy and Alton Lockaby and Cecil McDonald; son, Douglas Lockaby.
Mildred S. Buttress, 99, of Poteau died Saturday, March 30, 2013, in Poteau. Mildred was born Sept. 8, 1913, in Cameron to Guy and Arra (Brassfield) Buttress. She was retired from the Veterans Administration in Muskogee, where she worked in medical records. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Poteau. Mildred was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Jackie Gene Buttress.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Angel Raziel Hudson of Howe died Sunday, March 31, 2013, in Howe. He was 2.
Angel is survived by his mother, Antonia âCheyenneâ Hudson; father, Michael Oswald; step-father Steven Butcher; grandparents, Nina Ahmed, Antonio Flores, Jay and Scarlett Butcher, Kathy Leon and Robin Oswald; great-grandpaernts, Barbara Hudson, Alan Oswald and Shirley Williams; seven uncles; nine aunts; five great-uncles; six great-aunts; and many cousins.
A Choctaw wake will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, in the home at 39978 Oklahoma Highway 59 in Howe.
David Ragan, 57, of Talihina died Thursday, March 28, 2013 at his home.Graveside services were held Monday, April 1, in New Talihina Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Erma Green, 81, of Watson died Tuesday, Mach 26, 2013 at her home.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at Whitesboro Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Â Irene Caldwell, 103, of Poteau died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, in Heavener. She was born on May 17, 1909, at Tarby to Dennis and Lou Ella (Brown) James. Irene James married Paul Caldwell on Feb. 27, 1926, in Poteau. She was a clerk/seamstress, retired from Jo-Jean Dress Shop, where she was employed for 20 years.Â
Irene is preceded in death by her parents, husband Paul Caldwell, a son Dennis James Caldwell, two brothers, Ellis Levi James and Arthur Martin James.
Lobertia Michelle Anderson-Mattingly, 51, of Poteau passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 26, 2013.
Michelle was a recent college graduate, devoted mother and dear friend to many.
She is survived by her three children, Rachelle Mattingly-Gore, Nicole Mattingly, and Seth Almendarez of Spokane, Wash.
Private services were held. The surviving family members extend their sincerest gratitude for the support and prayers during Michelleâs long-fought battle against cancer and subsequent passing.
Medora Lee Allen, 83, of Pocola died Wednesday, March 27, 2013.Â
She was born in Cedars on Nov. 19, 1929, to Sterling and Mariah Beachem. She graduated from Lincoln High School in Fort Smith, Ark., and continued her education at Langston University. She was married to Richard K. Allen for more than 63 years.Â Â Â
Diane Lorraine Puryear passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 25, 2013, at sunset, serenaded by a full chorus of frogs. She was born in Poteau on Aug. 11, 1951. She grew up in Panama and Arcata, Calif., with her three siblings, David, Linda and Bruce. Linda and David passed in 2012, preceded by Bruce in 1997. Diane graduated from Arcata High School in 1969. She joined the U.S. Marine Corps for two years during the Vietnam era. While enlisted she was a clerk during the time of changing from typewriters to computers.
Marian E. Baker, 99, passed away on March 24, 2013, after a long illness. She had been a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Parish for 77 years. She moved to Poteau from Kansas City, Mo., in 1935 with her husband, the late Dr. Wilbur K. Baker, DDS, and their 1-year-old son, Kermit. She has five grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.Â