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December 11th

Larry Horton Moon

December 11, 2012

Larry Horton Moon, 76, of Oklahoma City went to join his Heavenly Father on Dec. 10, 2012, with his daughter by his side.
Larry was born Aug. 13, 1936, in Oklahoma City to Herman and Velma Ruby Moon. He was the youngest of five boys and grew up in Oklahoma City, graduating from Capitol Hill High School in 1954. Larry attended Oklahoma City University, receiving a degree in economics, a bachelor’s degree in science and business and later a Juris Doctorate from the Oklahoma City University School of Law.

December 10th

Walter Joe Cheely

December 10, 2012

Walter Joe Cheely, 85, of Chino, Calif., died Nov. 12, 2012, in Chino.
Walter was born Oct. 5, 1927, in Shady Point to James and Maybelle (Foote) Cheely. He served two tours of duty in the U.S. Navy in Italy and Guam. He was a 1946 graduate of Poteau High School. He got his BA at Northeastern and later obtained his master’s degree. Walter taught school for two years at Fox, 10 years at Derby, Kan., and 30 years in California. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Charlene Stanley.

Reba Ruby Mairel Shupert

December 10, 2012

Reba Ruby Mairel Shupert, 95, of Cameron died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, in Poteau. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, in the Dowden Funeral Home Chapel, Heavener, with burial in Conser Cemetery.

Bessie Thurman

December 10, 2012

Bessie Thurman, 92, of Howe died Saturday, Dec. 8, in Pocola. Services will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Springhill Baptist Church in Howe with burial in Summerfield Cemetery. Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener, is handling arrangements.

Lesta Juanita Johnston

December 10, 2012

Lesta Juanita Johnston, 95, of Poteau died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in Poteau. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Elmwood Cemetery in Woodward under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener.

J.T. Smith

December 10, 2012

J.T. Smith, 83, of Poteau died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in Poteau. J.T. was born in Sugar Loaf on Jan. 31, 1929, to Finis and Hestor (McMillian) Smith. J.T. was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in World War II. He was a truck driver. J.T. was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Thurell Smith.
Survivors include his wife, Nina of the home; stepson, John Terry of Mojave, Calif.; three step-grandchildren, Rhonda Terry, Jenna Terry and Justin Terry; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and loved ones.

Velta Ruth Pipkins

December 10, 2012

Velta Ruth Pipkins, 78, of Pocola died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. Velta was born Sept. 30, 1934, in Mulberry, Ark., to Clyde and Letha (Jordan) Drummond. She was a furniture refurbisher for many years and then worked for Welker Machine Shop. Velta was preceded in death by her father; daughter, Linda Partlow Wilkins; and great-grandson, Noah Holsted.

Bobbie Lee Anderson Morrison

December 10, 2012

Bobbie Lee Anderson Morrison, 33, formerly of Krebs, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa.

Lida Eleanor “Ellie” Crosswell

December 10, 2012

Lida Eleanor “Ellie” Crosswell, 74, of Midland, Ark., died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Spiro. She was born March 18, 1938, in Aliquippa, Pa., to Lewis and Lida (Covert) Maratta. She retired from Burton Pools and Spas and was a member of Harvest Time Tabernacle, Fort Smith, Ark.
Ellie was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Lois Kamenski.

December 7th

Mattie M. Marshall

December 7, 2012

Mattie M. Marshall, 88, of Kansas City, Kan., died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at her home. 
Mattie was born April 29, 1924, in Ozark, Ark., to Jim and Esther Walls. Mattie married Floyd H. Waite and had five sons, Floyd, Jim, Larry, Roger and Carl. Mattie married William B. Marshall and had one daughter, Cindy Wiggins. Mattie worked for Riches Coin Laundry Mat for 39 years. Mattie is preceded in death by her husbands and two brothers, Sidney and J.C. Walls.

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