Archive - Obituary
June 27th, 2013
Jake Louis Smith, 93 of Spiro departed this life to start a new journey June 26, 2013, in his home with family and friends surrounding him and holding his hand.
Orville Plummer Jr., 75, of Spiro died Tuesday, June 25. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 28, in Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Spiro City Cemetery. An online guest book is available at www.mallorymartinfuneralhome.com.
Burnice Jeraldine Gwin, 85, of Fort Smith, Ark., formerly of Poteau, died Friday, June 21, 2013, in Fort Smith. Burnice was born Dec. 27, 1927 in Buckland, Mo. She was a nurse. Burnice was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold Gwin; brothers, Roy, Russell and Robert King; and sister, Ruby Vincent.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Ivan and Teresa Foxworthy of Fort Smith; grandchildren, Shelley and David Dennis of Poteau, Frank Stockton of Fort Smith, Clint Stockton of Pocola; nine great-grandchildren; other relatives and loved ones; many friends.
J. Wilbert Adams, 93, of Wister, died Friday, June 21, 2013, in Belton, Texas. J. was born May 22, 1920 in Dardanelle, Ark., to Robert and Bertha (Merrell) Adams. He was the owner-operator of Wister Lumberyard. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Bobbie Adams; son, Don Adams; daughter, Betty Adams; and siblings, David and Willard Adams, Lois Woods, Doris Marler.
Wanda T. Rhodes, 87, of Sulphur, La., a native of Wister, died Thursday, June 13, 2013, in Sulphur.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15, in Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home in Sulphur. Burial will be in Mimosa Pines Cemetery South in Carlyss, La. Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home in Sulphur is handling arrangements. Messages of condolence may be left at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.
Carolyn Sue King, 70, of Spiro died Thursday, June 13. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 17, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Spiro. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery. Family visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Billy Don Caldwell, 55, of Poteau died Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in Muskogee. Billy was born July 29, 1957, in Bokoshe to Raymond Earl and Velma Mae (Fields) Caldwell. He worked for LeFlore County District 1. Billy was a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves, National Guard and Naval Reserves. Billy was preceded in death by his father and best friend, Larry Hugle; and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Eugena and William Potter.
Rickey Alan Ford, 56, of Heavener died Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in Muskogee. Rick was born Aug. 12, 1956, in Poteau to Eual John and Patsy Ruth (Tucker) Ford. He and Betty Mead were married Feb. 23, 1979. He was deputy warden at Jim E. Hamilton Correctional Center since 2010. JEHCC is a minimum security facility with more than 700 offenders. He was overseer of the daily operations.
Tim âTimAtayoâ Thompson, 19, of Spiro died Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at Victory Worship Center. Burial will be in Spiro City Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
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.