Archive - Obituary
June 1st, 2012
Ruby Alaina Reece Pate, one of Godâ€™s beautiful creations, died May 25, 2012, in Oklahoma City. She was born Nov. 1, 1980, in Poteau.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Gabriel, in November 2008.
Roy Lee Allen Dickerson, 75, of Conway, Ark., formerly of Monroe died Wednesday, May 30, 2012, in Little Rock, Ark. Services will be held at noon Saturday, June 2, at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener, with burial in Monroe Cemetery.
JoAnn Thompson, 78, of Anadarko died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at home. A wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, June 1, at St. Paulâ€™s Methodist Church, Talihina. Services will take place in the church at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2.Â Burial will be in Goodsprings Cemetery, Lenox, under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Bob Everet Roberts, 67, of Poteau died Monday, May 28, 2012, in Poteau.Â Bob was born in Cameron on Feb. 5, 1945, to Willie and Madge Vera (Godwin) Roberts.Â He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.Â Bob was a carpenter sub-contractor.Â
George â€śEdâ€ť Rutan Jr., 73, of Poteau died Monday, May 28, 2012, in Poteau.Â He was born July 1, 1938, in Long Beach, Calif., to George Edward Sr. and Mabel (Kiser) Rutan. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a retired police officer from Long Beach and Heavener Police Departments.
He was preceded in death by his parents and loving wife, Gloria Rutan.
James E. Crawford, 62, a longtime resident of Caddo, died in Durant on Monday, May 28, 2012. He was born in Poteau to Glen and Truda (Halpain) Crawford on March 2, 1950. James married Mattie Cleo â€śCookieâ€ť Helton in Poteau on June 14, 1969.
Billy Hugh Huston, 90, of Spiro died Tuesday, May 29, 2012. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 1, at Tucker Church of Christ. Burial will be in Cowlington Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
Laverne Lovelace, 72, of Spiro died Tuesday, May 29, 2012. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 2, in the Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Spiro.
Bonnie Sue Green, 98, of Panama died
Friday, May 25, 2012, in Pocola. Bonnie
was born June 8, 1913, in Calhoun to
Robert Lee and Mattie (Irvin) Cheely. She
was a housewife. Bonnie was preceded in
death by her parents; husband, Norman
Green (former mayor of Panama) on March
20, 1984; sisters, Pearlie Brock and Myrtle
Jordan; brother and sister-in-law, James
Dewey and Lucille Cheely.
Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Vivian
and Robert Stankewitz of Panama, Verna Lee and Robert
Morgan of Chino, Calif.; eight grandchildren, Vickie
Rowene Myrtle Spears, 95, of Bokoshe
died Monday, May 28, 2012, in Bokoshe.
Rowene was born March 9, 1917, in Santa
Maria, Calif., to Chris H. and Mamie
(Launders) Kortner. She was a homemaker
and a member of the First Christian Church
in Santa Maria. She was preceded in death
by her parents; husband, Wilbur Spears;
sister, Betty Shelburne; daughter, Barbara
Moorehead; grandsons, Darrell and Joseph; and greatgreat
Survivors include her daughter, Carol Lovell of
Bokoshe; grandchildren, Rose and Wes Young of Pocola,