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October 12th, 2012

Melvin Ray Roberts

October 12, 2012

Melvin Ray Roberts, 59, of Van Buren, Ark., died Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, in Van Buren. He was born Oct. 4, 1953, in Poteau to Willie and Vera (Godwin) Roberts. He was a carpenter. He is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Weldon and Bob Roberts. 

Jacob Ulmon Hollan

October 12, 2012

Jacob Ulmon Hollan, 22, of Konawa, formerly of the Summerfield / Reichert area, died Thursday, Oct. 12, at Konawa. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the Leflore School gymnasium. Burial will be in Summerfield Cemetery under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener.

LaVerne Ward

October 12, 2012

LaVerne Ward, 78, of Poteau died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. LaVerne was born Dec. 27, 1933, in Haywood to Earnest Daniel and Mable L. (Pollard) Gray.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Hezzy Ronald “Bo” Ward and sister, Earlene Brannon. She was a homemaker. LaVerne was a member of the Pleasant Valley Free Will Baptist Church for over 45 years. She loved gardening and reading. She loved her church and her family and fellowshipping with them all.

October 11th

Rosanna Lee Wade

October 11, 2012

Rosanna Lee Wade, 34, of Hodgen died Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 in Fort Smith, Ark. No services are planned. Cremation is under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home.

Donna Jean (Rogers) Shaw

October 11, 2012

Donna Jean (Rogers) Shaw, 76, of Poteau died Sept. 13, 2012, in Oklahoma City. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau.

Joe David Jefferson

October 11, 2012

Joe David Jefferson, 72, od Red Oak died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, in Tulsa. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Hontubby Cemetery.

David Lynn Hubbard

October 11, 2012

David Lynn Hubbard, 56, of Fort Smith, Ark., died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, in Fort Smith. Services will be held at noon Monday, Oct. 15, at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Hodgen Cemetery.

Belinda M. Wilsie

October 11, 2012

Belinda M. Wilsie, 58, of Spiro died Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. Belinda was born Feb. 10, 1954, in Poteau to Jess James and Joella Irene (Pierce) Wilsie. She was a case worker for the Oklahoma Child Welfare System. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Teddy Wayne Solomon; brothers, Robert Tucker and Jullius Ray Wilsie; sisters, Lillie Ford, Marna Dean Ham, Darlene Bearden, twin sisters at birth, Ollie Cordelia Wilsie and Cordelia Ollie Wilsie.

James Walter Atkinson

October 11, 2012

James Walter Atkinson, 57, of Howe died Aug. 31, 2012, in Howe.  He was born July 1, 1956, at Brea, Calif., to Johnie and Opal (Shepherd) Atkinson. He was a rig runner in the oilfield.
James was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Diane Atkinson of Howe; two sons, Jason Atkinson of Howe and Todd Atkinson of College Station, Texas; five grandchildren, Crystal Atkinson, James Atkinson, Shania Atkinson, Leif Atkinson, Seanna Atkinson; and many friends, family and loved ones.

Barbara Louise Nichols

October 11, 2012

Barbara Louise Nichols, 67, of Heavener died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, in Heavener. Barbara was born March 29, 1945, in Wister to John and Pearl House. She was a homemaker. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; two great-grandchildren, Ethan Meek and Elizabeth Self; sister, Faye Stump; brothers, J.T. House, Nobe House, L.D. House; son-in-law, Doug Spears. Barbara loved life, family shopping and holiday get-togethers. She was very stylish. She was a great cook and many restaurants called her often wanting her to work for them.

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