Archive - Obituary
April 9th, 2013
Charles Edward Griffith, 79, of Poteau died Tuesday, April 9, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark. Charles was born Feb. 17, 1934, in Gilmore to William E. and Desie (Brown) Griffith. He was a mechanic at McDonald Smedley Chevrolet. Charles was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Ronald; three brothers, David Griffith, Bill Griffith Jr., and Cotton Hale; and four sisters, Nell Davis, Thelma Samanowitz, Rhina Billy and Betty Ward.
Billy Gene Armstrong, 70, of Roland died Tuesday, April 2, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â He was a mechanic. No services are planned at this time.Â Arrangements are under the direction Grace Manor Funeral Home of Poteau.
Claud Ellen Baldwin Balentine, 87, of Wister died Thursday, April 4, 2013, in Poteau. She was born Oct. 22, 1925, in Mansfield, Ark., to Claude Charles and Ellen (Rogers) Ellis. She worked in quality control for Rivals in Kansas City. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Howe. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and five brothers.
Lula Mae Hood, 87, of Bixby died Tuesday, April 2, 2013, in Bixby. Lula Mae was born Sept. 20, 1925, in Picher to Raymond Leander and Etta Mae (Lychliter) Fesperman. She was an assistant postmaster in Bokoshe. Lula Mae was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, William Roy Hood; her parents; three brothers, J.W., Ira Ray and Billy Joe Fesperman; and sister, Betty Jean Bowden.
LaRease Bryan, 80, of Wilburton died Wednesday, April 3, 2013, in Wilburton. LaRease was born Feb. 4, 1933, in Summerfield to George Rease and Oda Mae (Hankins) Barnes. She was an office secretary. LaRease was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carroll Bryan; brothers, Harley, George and Troy Barnes; and sister, Inez Barnes.
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.