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August 22nd, 2012

John Vernon Butler

August 22, 2012

John Vernon Butler, 64, of Independence, Mo., formerly of Panama died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, in Independence.
John was born Aug. 5, 1948, in Spiro. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert Butler and Sylvia (Barr) Butler Russell, one sister and five brothers.
 Survivors include a daughter, Crystal White of Kansas; two grandchildren; three brothers, James Butler of Fort Smith, Ark., Joe Butler of Fort Smith, J.C. Ahart of Kearney, Mo.; and two sisters, Mary Plummer of Poteau, and Lois Berg of Mena, Ark.

August 21st

Doris Deane (Smith) Pringle

August 21, 2012

Doris Deane (Smith) Pringle, 75, died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, in Tulsa.
Doris was born Sept. 3, 1936, in Poteau to Gilford Smith and Helen (Jenkins) Smith. She received her diploma in nursing and worked as a registered nurse for 45 years.
Doris was preceded in death by her parents, Gilford and Helen Smith; her son, Scott; and her sister, Connie.

August 20th

Florita Marie Lord

August 20, 2012

Florita Marie Lord, 66, of Heavener died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener with burial in Conser Cemetery, Hodgen.

Cheryl Lynn Janssen

August 20, 2012

Cheryl Lynn Janssen, 57, of Howe died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, in Poteau. No services are planned. Online condolences may be left at the Dowden Funeral Home website, dowdenfh.com.

Sonny Davis

August 20, 2012

Sonny Davis, 90, of Talihina died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, in Talihina.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the Talihina High School Auditorium with Cecil Holcomb and Don Taylor officiating.  Burial will be in Old Town Cemetery, Tuskahoma, under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.

August 17th

Mental Lillian Balentine

August 17, 2012

Mental Lillian Balentine, 93, of Wister died Thursday, Aug. 16,2012 in Poteau.
Mental was born Oct. 19,1918, in Lone, Ark., to Benjamin and Luella (Farmer) Wann. Mental was a housewife who loved to visit with family and spoil her nieces and nephews. She worked many years operating an insurance agency and was a avid gardener who loved to grow beautiful flowers in her yard. She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church, Wister.

Lani “Leilani” Berry

August 17, 2012

Lani “Leilani” Berry, 68, of Howe died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012 at her home.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener.

August 14th

Jack Gray

August 14, 2012

Jack Gray, 82, of Spiro died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, in Fort Smith National Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.

Virginia Mae Moore

August 14, 2012

Virginia Mae Moore, 81, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2012, in Poteau.
Virginia was born April 20, 1931, to Jack and Estell (Williams) Cheney. She married Dennis C. Moore on June 2, 1949. Virginia was baptized June 2, 1966. She loved her grandchildren and her ministry. She was a homemaker. Virginia was a Jehovah's Witness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Estell Cheney; brother, Sunny Cheney; and her husband of 50 years, Dennis C. Moore.

August 13th

Alvin Sherdan Decker

August 13, 2012

Alvin Sherdan Decker, 83, of Bokoshe died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at United Methodist Church in Bokoshe under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.

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