Archive - Obituary
January 12th, 2014
Inez Woodall, 89, of Wister died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, in Wister.
Inez was born Nov. 10, 1924, in Howe to Warren Daniel and Lorena Lura (King) Morris. Inez attended school at Victor and Glendale. She was a seamstress. Inez worked for Hamlin Manufacturing for many years. Inez was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Wister; she loved her church where she taught the Joy Sunday School class. She was a wonderful cook, mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, R.Q. Woodall, on April 20, 1998; two brothers and two sisters.
Nancy Wood, 63, of Monroe died Jan. 8, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark. She was born May 18, 1950, in Monroe to Alvin and Pervie (Mitchell) Daniel. She was a licensed practical nurse.
Nancy was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Ella Bowles.
She is survived by two sons, Jeremy Wood and wife Rhonda of Edmond and Jerrod Wood and wife Tami of Oilton; a daughter, Jennifer Lopez of Poteau; three brother, James Daniel of Wister, Stan and Steve Daniel of Monroe; five grandchildren, Jessica, Jenna, Allison, Tyler and Samantha; and many more family members, friends and loved ones.
Bernice Elizabeth Pinkston, 73, of Bokoshe died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, in the Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Spiro. Burial will be in Short Mountain Cemetery, Cowlington. Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Randy Lee Billings was born on Sept. 1, 1979, to his mother, now Eva M. Cooper, and father Robert L Billings, in Poteau. He lived in and went to school in both Poteau and Heavener and graduated from Poteau High School in 1997. He enlisted in the U.S. Army shortly thereafter at age 17. His mother, Eva M. Cooper, had to sign for him so he could enlist at that young age.Â He made the Army his career and had served 16 years and loved what he did.
Russell Wayne Whitson, 61, of Poteau died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in Poteau. Russell was born Nov. 8, 1952, in Paden to Thomas Allen and Aggie (Conner) Whitson. He was the shop manager for Ryder Trucks. Russell was preceded in death by his parents; son, Phillip Bookout; wife, Betty Carringer Whitson; brother, Thomas Eugene Whitson; and granddaughter, Shauna R. Bookout.
Gayle Dean Barnhart, 75, of Bokoshe died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in Bokoshe.Â
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at Howe Cemetery under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Services for former longtime Poteau resident Wayne Davis, 76, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur, Texas. Davis died Saturday, Jan. 4, in Decatur.
In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions may be directed to the National Parkinsonâ€™s Foundation, www.parkinson.org.Â
Joshua Lee Lail, 35, of Heavener died Jan. 4, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark. He was born March 24, 1978, in Pauls Valley to Calvin Wayne and Geneva (Hearon) Lail. He was a salvage yard laborer.
Joshua is preceded in death by his father Calvin Wayne Lail.
He is survived by his son, Trever Lee Lail of Heavener; parents, John and Geneva Janway of Howe; brothers, Jacob Janway of Howe, Aaron Janway of Howe, Daniel Lail of Dumas, Texas; sisters, Amanda Janway of Howe and Courtney Janway of Howe; girlfriend Diane Mitchell of Heavener; and many more family members, friends and loved ones.
Wayne Davis, born Feb. 27, 1937, in Thornberry, Texas, died Saturday, Jan. 4, in Decatur, Texas.
As a college athlete Wayne played basketball and baseball at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. He is still ranked seventh overall for average scoring in a single season 1958/59. After graduating with a history degree he completed officer training school in Fort Eustes, Va., where he became a captain in the U.S. Army Transportation Corps. Following the military he played semi-professional basketball for the Dallas Drillers. In their 1960-1961 season they were undefeated.
Brilynn Avery Martinez, infant daughter of Christopher Wayne and Nichole Destiny (Robinson) Martinez, passed away Jan. 1, 2014, in Poteau. Brilynn was born Oct. 7, 2013, in Poteau. She was preceded in death by her great grandparents, Lorene Pearson, Elizabeth May Fuller, Jerry D. Young and Moises Martinez; aunt, Juanita Martinez; uncle, Irineo Martinez.