Archive - Obituary
August 24th, 2012
Opal Jean Davis, 100, of Poteau died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, in Dâ€™Iberville, Miss.
Opal was born Aug. 8, 1912, in Gilmore to Charles Monroe and Jenny May (Smedley) Harrison.Â She was a farmer.Â Opal was preceded in death by her husbands, David W. Dunivent and O.C. Davis; her parents; brothers, John, Edmond, Dency, Cecil and Eugene Harrison; sisters, Mary Lettman, Jewel Allen and Lorene Mabry; daughter, Shirley L. Ethridge; and grandchild, David Dunivent.Â
Dorothy Josephine Midgley, 90, of Wister died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Dorothy was born Nov. 1, 1921, in Wister to Jim and Pauline (Carpenter) Casey.Â She was a homemaker.Â Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charley Midgley; granddaughter, Janice Couch; sister, Lucille Midgley; and son-in-law, Jimmie Martin.
Gene Parker, 81, of Spiro died Monday, Aug. 20, 2012. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, in the Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial in New Hope Cemetery in Spiro. Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday.
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.
Â 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.
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.Â 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.
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, 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, 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.Â Burial will be in Old Town Cemetery, Tuskahoma, under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
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 â€śLeilaniâ€ť 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.