Archive - Obituary
April 19th, 2012
Lenora A. Morsund, 78, of Poteau died Wednesday, April 18, 2012, in Heavener.Â
Lenora was born Aug. 20, 1933, in Cameron to J.H. and Gussie (Sharp) Higginbotham.Â She was a homemaker.Â Lenora was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, John Morsund.Â She worked in the craft and fabric department at Walmart for more than 20 years.Â She loved her family very much and her church family.Â She loved to read her Bible, finding strength from the scriptures.Â She loved nature and seeing the flowers bloom.
Bobby â€śBobâ€ť Gene Olive, 79, of Bonne Terre, Mo., formerly of Heavener, died Thursday, April 12, 2012, in Bonne Terre. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Dowden Funeral Home in Heavener. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Heavener.
Ashley Lemont â€śMontyâ€ť Brown, 50, of Wister died Saturday, April 14, 2012, in Poteau.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Pilgrimâ€™s Rest Church in Reichert with Rev. Bob Cherry officiating.Â Burial will be in Reichert Cemetery under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Jimmie Dean Chestine, 68, of Poteau died Thursday, April 12, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â Jimmie was born Aug. 26, 1943, in Shady Point. Jimmie was a nurse for some 38 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Christine Wade; and brother, Don Chestine.
Survivors include his wife, Sylvia of the home; stepdaughters, Debra England of Panama, Kay and Michael Hargrove of Poteau; numerous step-grandchildren.Â
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 at the Oakland Cemetery Pavilion, Poteau, with Rev. Jack Covey officiating.Â
Kaâ€™Loni Marie Flynn, 20, and her unborn child, Baby Zaâ€™Kaylynn, of Fort Smith, Ark., died Monday April 9, 2012.Â She was born March 4, 1992, in Fort Smith to Herbert Flynn Jr. and Delana (Dixon).Â
Â She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Marie Dixon.
Ik Cha â€śNinaâ€ť Kirkland, 77, of Calhoun died Saturday, April 7, 2012, in Heavener.
Nina is the daughter of Mr. Han Kun Pak Â and Ms. Hong Chu Yi, both of South Korea.
Nina lived the past 40-plus years in Calhoun.Â She was a homemaker, a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.
Gary Clay Thompson, 49, of Poteau died Friday, April 6, 2012, in Poteau.Â Gary was born March 14,1963, in Poteau to Phillip Don and Beverly Wray (Newell) Thompson.Â Gary worked at OK Foods. He was preceded in death by his sister, Lisa Thompson, and grandparents, Truman and Paulene Thompson.Â
Theresa Ann Cosgrove, 61, of Bokoshe died Friday, April 6, 2012. Services were held Tuesday, April 10, at United Methodist Church in Bokoshe under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
Jack Dempsey Duncan, 93, of Poteau, formerly of Heavener, died Sunday, April 8, 2012, in Pocola.
Dempsey, a longtime area resident, was born Jan. 7., 1919, in Watts to Albert and Magnolia Parmallee â€śNoleâ€ť (Rhodes) Duncan. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Heavener, a U.S. Army World War II veteran and retied after 40 years as a KCS Railroad engineer.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Reta Faye (Bowen) Duncan; and son, Norris Lee Duncan.
William Eugene Caldwell, 72, of Bokoshe died Thursday, April 5, 2012, in Bokoshe. He was born Sept. 7, 1939, at Milton, to Juanita Ina (Fox) Culwell and William Hershel Culwell. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of Bokoshe First Baptist Church and a greenskeeper for golf courses.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, William Kyle Caldwell; step-fathers, Tommie Simpson and John Baggs; sister, Loretta (Culwell) Fowler; brother-in-law, Loyal Fowler; and sister Dolores (Simpson) Best.