Archive - Obituary
January 15th, 2014
Irene Sue Ray, 59, of New Blaine, Ark., died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock, Ark. She was born Sept. 25,1954 in Spokane, Wash., to Ralph and Ruby Shaw Starr. She was a homemaker and mother and loved being outside, putting puzzles together, watching movies and most of all spending time with her family and grandkids. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Larry Bowden; and father of her children, Billy Pritchard.
Donald Ray Clark, 73, of Poteau died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark. Donald was born Oct. 4, 1940, in Howe to Barney and Ethel McKissick Clark. He was retired from LeFlore County. Don was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Rose L. Clark; 13 siblings and grandson, Blakely Parson.
Connie L. Olsen, 67, of Poteau died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. She was born Oct. 28, 1946, in Benton Harbor, Mich., to Martin Owen and Stella Mae (New) Reagan. She was a homemaker.Â
Survivors include her husband, Mark of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Carmen Minor and Bill Overton of Poteau; two grandchildren, Jazzmynn Mae Overton, W.M. â€śMykelâ€ť Overton; sisters, Barbara Baker, Brenda Slayton of Climax, Michigan; nieces, nephews, other relatives and loved ones; many beloved friends.
Patricia Ann Beason, 75, of Wister went to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark. Pat was born Feb. 18, 1938, in Tahlequah to Ernest and Leona (Hicks) Powell. She was retired from Gâ€™s Cleaners. Pat was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church of Wister for more than 40 years. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Tom and Wayne Powell.
Donald Eugene Horton, 77, of Bokoshe left this life on the evening of Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in his home with his wife and two sons at his side, following a lengthy illness. Donald was born Aug. 19, 1936, in Milton to Guy Quincy and Montie Olean (LeFlore) Horton. Donald devoted his life to his wife and family. He worked for many years in a fertilizer plant and later years in the oil field, pumping gas wells, He loved hunting, fishing and golfing when younger. As age came along most of his life was devoted to clearing the farm land where he lived and working with the cattle.
Katherine Lucille Tookey, 90, of Hackett, Ark., died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2014, at Hackett.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, in Dowden Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery in Heavener.
Ruby Aline DeWitt, 78, of Spiro died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial in New Hope Cemetery.
The family will visit with friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Steve Ray Blansett, 61, of West Fork, Ark., died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in West Fork.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at New Hope Cemetery Pavilion, Spiro.
The family will visit with relatives and friends from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Evans and Miller Funeral Home in Pocola.
Donna Kay Nelson, 52, of Heavener died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, at Hontubby Cemetery under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home of Poteau.
Leon Followill, 84, of Albion died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at Grace Living Center in Oklahoma City.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, in Albion Cemetery.Â Burial willÂ be under the direction of Burkhart Funeral Service, Talihina.