Archive - Obituary
July 30th, 2014
Mozelle Pearce, 90, of Talihina died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Poteau.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at Falfa Baptist Church with Carrol Fitzgerald officiating. Burial will be in Old Talihina Cemetery under the direction of Burkhart Funeral Service, Talihina.
U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. (Ret) James Laurel â€śDickâ€ť Dickson, 80, of Valdosta, Ga., passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 28, 2014, at South Georgia Medical Center.
Patsy Brooks, 86, of Bokoshe, died Monday, July 28, 2014, in Rogers, Ark. Patsy was born on July 21, 1928, in Tahona to Earl L. and Gladys (Young) Brown.
Stephen Lanier Hensley, 83, of Spiro died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Stephen was born on Oct. 20, 1930, in Brevard, N. C., to Floyd and Clara (Ducker) Hensley.
Stephen was a member of Victory Worship Center in Spiro and a member of the Fleet Reserve Association. He retired from the U.S. Navy, serving his country for 20 years in the Korean and Vietnam wars. Stephen retired as sheriffâ€™s deputy and undersheriff for LeFlore County. He also was head of security at Blue Ribbon Downs.Â He loved his church family and enjoyed gardening, yard work and fishing.
Donald Gene Williams III, 18 months, of Arkoma died Monday, July 21, 2014, in Little Rock, Ark. Donald was born Jan. 17, 201,3 in Tulsa to Donald Gene Jr. and Elizabeth Francis Ann (Bennett) Williams. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bill and Shirley Bennett.
Survivors include his parents, Donald Jr. and Elizabeth Williams of the home; sisters, Jessica Caldera of the home, Kristina Ray Parris of Tulsa; grandparents, Donald Sr. and Zonia Williams of Arkoma; numerous aunts and uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends; dog, LuLu.
Stephen Lanier Hensley, 83, of Spiro died Tuesday, July 22, 2014.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 25, at Victory Worship Center in Spiro. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
Amanda Dawn Potter, 39, of Panama died Saturday, July 19, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark. Amanda was born Dec. 31, 1974, in Fort Smith to Scott and Tommie Kay (Robison) Courtney. She was a homemaker.Â
Survivors include her daughters, McKalah Potter and Amberlea Potter of Clay, Ky.; mother and stepdad, Tommie Kay and David Carson of Panama; father and stepmother, Scott and Paula Courtney of Van Buren, Ark.; sisters, Saundra and Rikk Cardenas of Elk City, Misty and Stephen Beasley of Fort Smith; numerous other family members, loved ones and friends.
Frances (Ellis) Gibson
Frances (Ellis) Gibson, 98, of Wister died Friday, July 18, 2014, in Poteau. She was born Dec. 6, 1915, in Abbott, Ark. to Claud and Leafer Ellis. The family moved to Wister when Frances was a small child. She married Athel â€śSlimâ€ť Gibson on March 17, 1934. They were blessed with two sons. She was a homemaker until her boys started school, then became a licensed practical nurse. She retired as a surgical scrub and office nurse. Frances was a member of the Wister Nazarene Church. She was a Sunday school teacher, missionary president and taught Bible school.
Tommy Junior LeFlore, 51, of Poteau died Monday, June 30, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Tommy was born April 13, 1963 in Poteau to Alex and Georgia (Dempsey) LeFlore. He worked for LeFlore County. He loved his job and had many friends. He was a great friend and will missed by those he loved. He was preceded in death by his wife, Karen; sister, Kathy LeFlore; brother, Roy Dempsey; his father; and mother-in-law, Vera Johnson.
James William Connelly, 89, of Fayetteville, Ark., formerly of Poteau died Thursday, July 17, 2014. in Fayetteville.