Archive - Obituary
Sandra Emerson, 50, of Panama died Dec. 1, 2012.
She was born July 7, 1962, in Poteau.
Her survivors include her husband, Donald Emerson of the home; three sons, Andrew Spears of Summerfield, Justin Spears of Wister, Blaze Moore of Panama; three sisters, Carol, Pandy and Cassie, all of Panama; one brother, Cris of Panama; stepson, Bobby Don Emerson of Cameron; stepdaughters, Michelle Ross of Greenbrier, Ark., Jeannette Lightfoot of Perkins; four grandchildren; 12 step grandchildren; and one great step grandchild.
Services were held Monday at Solid Rock Church in Panama.
Sandra J. Soprito, 62, of Heavener died Nov. 29, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. Sandra was born Feb. 1, 1950, in Long Beach, Calif., to Francis and Margaret (Woods) Cravey. She was preceded in death by her father and a sister, Patti Schwietzer.
Survivors include her mother, Margaret Cravey of Monroe; daughter and son-in-law, Deanna and Keith Harris of Naples, Fla.; grandsons, Caleb and Christian Davis; brother and sister-in-law, Roger and Cathy Cravey of Fort Smith; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and loved ones.
Private family services will be held.
Myrtle Margaret Duncan, 93, of Spiro died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at Mallory Martin Funeral Home in Spiro with burial in New Hope Cemetery.
Larry Horton Moon, 76, of Oklahoma City went to join his Heavenly Father on Dec. 10, 2012, with his daughter by his side.
Larry was born Aug. 13, 1936, in Oklahoma City to Herman and Velma Ruby Moon. He was the youngest of five boys and grew up in Oklahoma City, graduating from Capitol Hill High School in 1954. Larry attended Oklahoma City University, receiving a degree in economics, a bachelorâ€™s degree in science and business and later a Juris Doctorate from the Oklahoma City University School of Law.
Walter Joe Cheely, 85, of Chino, Calif., died Nov. 12, 2012, in Chino.
Walter was born Oct. 5, 1927, in Shady Point to James and Maybelle (Foote) Cheely. He served two tours of duty in the U.S. Navy in Italy and Guam. He was a 1946 graduate of Poteau High School. He got his BA at Northeastern and later obtained his masterâ€™s degree. Walter taught school for two years at Fox, 10 years at Derby, Kan., and 30 years in California. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Charlene Stanley.
Reba Ruby Mairel Shupert, 95, of Cameron died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, in Poteau. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, in the Dowden Funeral Home Chapel, Heavener, with burial in Conser Cemetery.
Bessie Thurman, 92, of Howe died Saturday, Dec. 8, in Pocola. Services will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Springhill Baptist Church in Howe with burial in Summerfield Cemetery. Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener, is handling arrangements.
Lesta Juanita Johnston, 95, of Poteau died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in Poteau. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Elmwood Cemetery in Woodward under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener.
J.T. Smith, 83, of Poteau died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in Poteau. J.T. was born in Sugar Loaf on Jan. 31, 1929, to Finis and Hestor (McMillian) Smith. J.T. was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in World War II. He was a truck driver. J.T. was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Thurell Smith.
Survivors include his wife, Nina of the home; stepson, John Terry of Mojave, Calif.; three step-grandchildren, Rhonda Terry, Jenna Terry and Justin Terry; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and loved ones.
Velta Ruth Pipkins, 78, of Pocola died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. Velta was born Sept. 30, 1934, in Mulberry, Ark., to Clyde and Letha (Jordan) Drummond. She was a furniture refurbisher for many years and then worked for Welker Machine Shop. Velta was preceded in death by her father; daughter, Linda Partlow Wilkins; and great-grandson, Noah Holsted.