Archive - Obituary
May 21st, 2013
Jessie J. Brand, 90, of Heavener died Friday, May 17, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Services were held Monday at Trinity Baptist Church. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Heavener, under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home.
Ruth Alice Garrett, 90, died May 16, 2013, in Poteau.
She was born Aug. 7, 1922, in Palestine, Texas, to C.S. and Myrtle (Hughes) Carter. Ruth was the 12th of 13 children and the last to part this earth. She retired from civil service after more than 30 years, working for low-income housing in Talihina. In addition, she worked for lawyers and did taxes for more than 50 years. She was a dedicated member of Prairie Grove Baptist Church for some 70 years.
Jessie Lee Milburn, 62, of Shady Point died Sunday, May 12, 2013, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Jessie was born in California on Sept. 30, 1951. She was proceeded in death by both parents and grandparents.
Bill R. Montgomery, 48, of Poteau died Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Poteau. Memorial services will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at Evans Chapel of Memories.Â You may leave an online message at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.
Barbara J. Edwards, 82, of Pocola died Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Pocola.Â There will be a private service. You may leave an online message at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.
Gage Zachery Pilkington, 20, of Wister died Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Oklahoma City.Â Services will be held at 10 am, Saturday, May 18, in Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. The family will visit with relatives and friends at Evans and Miller Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. Friday.Â
Kenneth Milton Shakingbush, 74, of Panama died Monday, May 13. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 17, at Cowlington Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
Donna J. Thompson, 70, of Poteau died Thursday, May 9, 2013, in Poteau. Graveside services were held Saturday, May 11,Â at Hall Cemetery near Slaytonville under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.
Betty Gillson, 99, formerly of Poteau died Monday, April 27, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at First United Methodist Church in Poteau under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.
Edward âEdâ M. Knapp, 59, of Cameron died Monday, April 15, 2013, in Cameron. Ed was born Oct. 12, 1953, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., to Ethel and Elmer Knapp. Ed was a very dedicated father, husband, and carpenter. His entire life revolved around his family and carpentry work.