Archive - Obituary
Beverly Gail Golden, 58, of Fort Smith died Thursday Dec. 18, 2014, after a long, hard-fought battle with cancer.
She was born in Santa Monica, Calif., Aug. 14, 1956, to Bill and Judy Shaw Jackson. She was of the Christian faith and had a close relationship with the Lord. Beverly loved to travel with her travel buddy MacKenzie. She was a lover of flowers and enjoyed many days in her patio garden. She loved crafts, knitting, journaling and being a grandmother.
Dorothy Lenore Monks Aldridge Pickering, 85, formerly of Bokoshe died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia surrounded by family.
Dorothy was born on June 18, 1929 in Calhoun to Roy and Gracie (Baxter) Monks. Dorothy loved gardening, canning, cooking and was an accomplished seamstress, quilter and baker. She loved to be with family, visit with friends and never knew a stranger. Anyone who knew her knew she enjoyed a special relationship with Jesus Christ. She read scripture daily.
William Turner Walden, 30, of Norman died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, after a brief illness at Norman Regional Hospital.
Turner was born in Norman on May 8, 1984, to Neil and Lynn Walden.
Turner was preceded in death by his infant sister, Winter Lynn Walden; paternal grandmother, Lurahree Walden; maternal grandparents Tom and Marie Coleman.
Dorothy Aldridge Pickering, formerly of Bokoshe, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Columbia, Mo. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Greenhill Cemetery Pavilion in Muskogee.
Don Robert Emerson, 73, of Cameron died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, in Greenwood, Ark. Don was born Sept. 14, 1941, in Pontiac, Mich., to Donald and Gertrude (McClure) Emerson.
He was a graduate of Cameron High School and graduated from the College of the Ozarks. He was owner-/operator of various businesses, including Emerson Moving and Storage and Emerson Transload.
Tommy Joe (Tom) Donathan, 83, went to be with his Lord in Tulsa on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014.
Tom is survived by his wife of 59 years, Deleta Bullard Donathan of Broken Arrow; sister, Christine Donathan Jacobs; son, Terry and wife Susan of St. Petersburg, Fla.; son, Scott and wife LaDonna of Broken Arrow; grandchildren, Nicole Ahrens, Michael Donathan, Justin Donathan, Tara Sherin and Kent Donathan and an ever-growing tribe of great-grandchildren.
Jackie Edward McKeown, 65, of Pocola passed away Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, in Pocola.
Jackie was born April 18,1949, in Weatherford to Jack E. and Anna Marie (Blansett) McKeown. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Jackie worked for LeFlore County. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Linda; and brother, Harold â€śErnieâ€ť McKeown.
Alicia Cruz, 45, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, in Heavener.
Services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec, 18, at Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener and at 7 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday at Centro Cristano Nuevo Esperanza Church in Howe. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery at Heavener.
Gustavia â€śGussieâ€ť Wright, 79, of Howe died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, in Fayetteville, Ark.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, at Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Christine Long, 65, of Howe died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.
She was born July 2, 1949, in Heavener to Billy Joe and Della Mae (Davis) Cruse. She was retired from Bremner Cracker Co. where she was a case up packer.
Christine was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Phyllis Stewart; and a brother, William Cruse.