Archive - Obituary
August 13th, 2013
Leon Barnes, 79, of Cameron died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark. He was born, Oct. 21, 1933, in Pocola to Cooper Minor and Ruby Kathryn (Martin) Barnes. He was a rancher and a member of the First Baptist Church of Pocola.
Leon is preceded in death by his parents; wife Linda (Cunningham) Barnes; daughter Vanessa Barnes; sister Linda Kathryn; two brothers, Travis Gene and Bobby Ray.
Betty L. Shockley, 77, of Poteau died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, in Poteau.
Betty was born Jan. 2, 1936, in Clint, Texas, to Jesse B. and Bernice (Frey) Nichols. She was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her Facebook friends and researching family genealogy. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin E. Shockley; her parents; and sister, Evelyn Nichols.
Robert Ben Sizemore, 38, of Fort Smith, Ark., died Saturday, July 27, 2013.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10., at Calhoun Baptist Church in Shady Point with the Rev. Steve Hughes officiating.
Nyla M. Shepherd, 92, of Fort Smith, Ark., formerly of Poteau, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, in Fort Smith.
Nyla was born Dec. 8, 1920 in Sallisaw to John and Ellie (Head) Shepherd. She was a bookkeeper. Nyla was a devout Catholic. She was a member of the Franciscan Order in New Orleans, 3rd Order. She received the honor of being Volunteer of the Year in New Orleans for her work with the homeless. She lived to serve her God and her church.
Retha Sue Dorey, 74, of Poteau died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, in Poteau. Sue was born July 22, 1939 in Idabel to Marvin and Floy (Matthews) Whittington. She was a licensed practical nurse. Sue was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Jack Whittington.
Marie Cagle, 89, of Heavener died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, in Heavener. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery.
Mary Jo Collins, 66, of Spiro died Monday. Aug. 5, 2013. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8., at Victory Worship Center, Spiro, burial will be in New Hope Cemetery.
Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
Charley F. Fields, 81, of Heavener, formerly of Sallisaw, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, in Heavener.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, in the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Ark. Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener.
Earnestine King, 87, of Wister died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, in Poteau. Services will be held at a later date in Jolley Cemetery, Union County, Ark.
Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener is handling arrangements.
Shirley Jane Green, 67, of Fort Smith, formerly of Poteau, died July 29, in Fort Smith.
Services are pending with Eastgate Funeral Home. Full obituary may be viewed online at eastgatefuneralhome.com.