Archive - Obituary
July 11th, 2013
Lucian â€śCountry Boyâ€ť Gassaway, 85, of Monroe died Wednesday July 10, 2013, in Tulsa.
Lucian was born on Jan. 21, 1928, in Sugar Loaf Community(Monroe) to Kenny and Mary (Gray) Gassaway. Lucian was the owner of Country Boy Furniture for 44 years, on the Board of Directors at The Community State Bank for nine years, enjoyed being a rancher, working in the rental business, residential and commercial, and even tried to sell a few monuments one time.
Berdina Steffan, 84, of Spiro died Sunday, June 23, 2013. Services were held June 27, under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
Barbara Jane Waring died July 1, 2013. She was born near Mena, Ark., to Owen and Nellie Norris on Jan. 18, 1937.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Waring, and her brother, Dennis Norris. She live in Oklahoma City, Moore and Edmond area until 2008, then moved to Georgia to be near her daughter.
William Francis â€śBillâ€ť Cox, 77, of Spiro died Monday, July 8, 2013. Services will be held at 10 .m. Thursday, July 11, at Victory Worship Center.
Norma â€śSueâ€ť Charlene McDaniel, 73, of Heavener died Sunday, July 7, 2013, in Heavener.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, at Lovings Baptist Church. Burial will be in Lovings Cemetery under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener.
Earl Finis Baldwin of Wister was born June 26, 1933. in Wister, the son of Troy and Ruth (Gullick) Baldwin. He died July 7, 2013, in Wister. He was a retired union carpenter and member of the Carpenterâ€™s Union Local 71 in Fort Smith, Ark. After retirement, he worked an additional 10-plus years as a greeter at Walmart in Poteau. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and Korean War and of the Assembly of God faith. He was married to Emma (Pendley) Baldwin. She preceded him in death on Jan. 31, 2010. He loved gardening, shooting pool and listening to and telling good jokes.
On July 6, 2013, the Kidd family lost their mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and inspiration.
Martha Lewis Kidd was born June 14, 1915, in Fort Smith, Ark, to Nanie Belle Southard Lewis and Herschel V. Lewis. She grew up in Poteau and Tulsa and graduated from high school in Oklahoma City in 1933. In September 1941, she married James P. Kidd in Los Angeles. The couple celebrated almost 69 years of marriage until Jimâ€™s death in 2010.
Jerrie Conner, 69, of Poteau died July 3, 2013, in Tulsa. She was born Sept. 20, 1943, in Talihina to Virgil and Gladys Johnson Sealy. She was a retired registered nurse for St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City. She was a member of Harvest Time Tabernacle and the Golden Harvesters and was very passionate about Mission work of the church.
Lula Beatrice Cagle, 89, of Waldron, Ark., died Thursday, July 4, 2013. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 8, in the Dowden Funeral Home chapel in Heavener. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Heavener.
Bill J. Gibbens, 71, of Heavener died Wednesday, July 3, 2013, in Heavener. He was born Sept. 2, 1941, at Baxter Springs, Kan. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and a poultry farmer.
Bill is preceded in death by his parents Betty and Paul Harris.