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February 25th, 2013

Rick Adams

February 25, 2013

Rick Adams, 51, of Poteau, formerly of Van Buren, Ark., died Saturday, Feb. 23, in a local nursing home.
He is survived by his wife, Zenda, of the home; three daughters, Carrie Keith of Muldrow, Amanda Ryan of Van Buren and Brittany Adams of Alma, Ark.; two sisters, Susan Means of Fort Smith, Ark., and Mary Burkhart of Rudy, Ark.; three brothers, Tommy Adams of Ozark, Ark., Glenn Adams of Fort Smith and Wally Adams of Van Buren; and five grandchildren.

John C. ‘J.C’ Jones

February 25, 2013

John C. “J.C.” Jones, 68, of Greenwood, Ark., died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a retired truck driver. 
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Greenhill Cemetery in Cameron under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. 
He is survived by his wife, Mary; one son, J.R. Jones of Spiro; four daughters, Tammy Diedrich of Summerfield, Jennifer Turner of Oklahoma, Janet Taylor of Greenwood and Phyllis Hogan of Greenwood; one sister, Joyce Towler of Bokoshe, and 11 grandchildren.

Lois Hinds

February 25, 2013

Lois Hinds, 95, of Heavener died Saturday, Feb. 23, in Heavener.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at First Baptist Church in Heavener. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Poteau under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home.

Janice Maye Sanders

February 25, 2013

Janice Maye Sanders, 72, of Wister died Saturday, feb. 23, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Gipson Cemetery in Bates, Ark., under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener.

William ‘Bill’ Smith

February 25, 2013

William “Bill” Smith, 66, of Spiro died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013.
Services will be held at a later date under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.

Louise Wann

February 25, 2013

Louise Wann, 93, of Wister died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, in Barling, Ark.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Bethel Baptist Church in Wister. Burial will be in Ellis Chapel, Wister, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.

February 22nd

August Dean Phillips Sr.

February 22, 2013

August Dean Phillips Sr., 81, of Heavener died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at Rock Island.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Jerry Don Driver

February 22, 2013

Jerry Don Driver, 66, of Poteau died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in Poteau. Jerry was born Aug. 5, 1946, in Hackett, Ark., to Albert and Ida (Higginbotham) Driver. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Charles Driver; and one sister.
Survivors include his daughter, Sherry and Patrick Hamilton of Arkoma; son, Bobby and Heather Driver of Poteau; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Gene Driver of Van Buren, Ark., Jim Driver of Kansas City, Mo.; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and loved ones. 

Shirley Beam

February 22, 2013

Shirley Beam, 71, of Bokoshe died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in Bokoshe. Shirley was born Jan. 10, 1942, in Silverton, Ore., to Gerald and Helen (Hale) Wright. She was retired from Oklahomer Smith Furniture. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles David Beam, and granddaughter, Telisha Beam.

Sherman Phillip Floyd

February 22, 2013

Sherman Phillip Floyd, 88, of Poteau died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, in Poteau.
Sherman was born March 9, 1924, in Tahona to King Philip and Bessie B. (Morrison) Floyd. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II. He was a retired teacher. Sherman was a member of the First Baptist Church in Poteau. He was preceded in death by his parents, K.P. and Bessie; daughter, Toni Thompson; two sisters, Earlene Sallis of Oklahoma City and Bea Blankenship of Spiro; brother, Ray Floyd. Sherman started coaching in 1949 and was Poteau High School principal from 1972 mto 1986 when he retired.

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