Archive - Obituary
June 13th, 2013
Rick Ford, 56, of Heavener died Wednesday,Â June 12, 2013. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 17, at First Baptist Church, Heavener, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Retired Lt. Col. Peggy Jean Frye, 72, of Pocola, died Tuesday, June 11, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark. Peggy was born Nov. 16, 1940, in Yoestown, Ark. to Leonard and May Dell (Spradley) Gregory. Peggy was a member of Cornerstone Free Will Baptist Church of Roland. Peggy graduated from Van Buren High School in 1959, Sparks School of Nursing R.N. Program in 1962 and completed her BSN in 1987 from Saint Josephâ€™s College. She retired as nursing coordinator at LeFlore County Health Department.Â Â
Louis Henry Carter Jr., 71, of Lake Kiowa, Texas, formerly of Poteau, died Monday, June 3, 2013.
A committal service with full military honors was held Friday, June 7, at Fairview Cemetery with a memorial following at Geo. J. Carroll and Son Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Don Yeager officiating.Â
On Jan. 29, 1942, a boy was born in a small log cabin in Cameron. From that day, the lives of thousands would be touched over the next 71 years.
Johnny Lee Rodgers Sr., 74, of Keota died Friday, June 7, 2013. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, at Victory Worship Center under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
Orel L. Sullivan, 83, of Heavener died Tuesday, June 4, 2013, in Poteau.Â Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 7, at Maxey Cemetery, Wister.Â Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Grace Manor Funeral Home, Poteau.
Esta Lena Sanders, 76, of Pocola died Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in Poteau. She was born March 8, 1937, in Pocola to Billy and Bertha Perkins. Esta was retired from Baldor Electric.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Billy Gene Wilson; two daughters, Lena Wilson and Carolyn Shaffer; sister, Ollie Pierce; brothers, A.H., Henry, Billy, Amos and Howard Perkins.
Esta is survived by a son, J.E. Wilson; a daughter, Kathy Sweeten; 10 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; a sister, Anna Tankersly; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family members, friends and loved ones.
Ted Owens, 91, of Heavener died Friday, May 31, 2013, in McKinleyville, Calif.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 8, in the Dowden Funeral Home Chapel, Heavener. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery,
Lena Derotha Elder Elliott, 88, of Heavener died Sunday, June 2, 2013.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at Heavener First Baptist Church with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Dowden Funeral Home.
Jason Michael Hiler, 34, of Van Buren, Ark., died Friday, May 31, 2013, in Clinton.
He was born March 4, 1979 in Talihina. Jason was an employee of Acme Trucking and a member of Kibler Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Ward Hiler.
Survivors include his wife, April of the home; two daughters, Sydney and Payton Hiler, both of the home; mother, Nancy Hiler of Poteau; sister, Samantha Pinnell and husband Clinton of Heavener; nephew, Sebastian Pinnell and nieces, Madison and Chandler Pinnell; maternal grandmother, Jo Ann Hiler of Poteau; and niece, Kaley Brown.
Imogean Loggains, 87, of Wister passed away Saturday, June 1, 2013 in Poteau. Imogean was born Jan. 30, 1926, in Howe to Joe and Jimmie (Hoskins) Kirkley. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, Poteau. She was retired from C.R. Anthony. Imogean was preceded in death by her husband, Roy; her parents, Jimmie Kirkley Loggains and Joe Kirkley; three brothers, two sisters; and great-granddaughter, Saylor Martine.