Archive - Obituary
August 2nd, 2013
Helen Gaskin, a longtime organist at two Durant churches, died July 31, 2013, after a brief illness. She was 93.
Born Helen Isom on May 15, 1920, in McAlester, she was the daughter of Roy and Carrie Isom, who owned a grocery store in nearby Crowder.
Introduced to music by her mother, who was a church organist at First Baptist in Crowder, Helen began playing piano at church on Sundays when she was 11 years old.
In 1938, shortly after a fondly remembered senior trip to Tulsa to see Bob Wills perform at the famous Cainâ€™s Ballroom, she married her high school sweetheart, J.M. Gaskin.
Woodrow Wilson â€śWoodyâ€ť Turman Jr., formerly of Poteau, died peacefully after a short illness on Aug. 1, 2013.
Joyce Ann McCauley-Himes, 39, of Cove Ark., died Monday, July 29, 2013, in Hot Springs, Ark.
She was born Dec. 26, 1973, in Staton, Ore, to Tommy McCauley and Joyce (McCauley) Wilson. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Allen and Perl McCauley and Arthur and Elizabeth Morrison; father, Tommy Wayne McCauley; and brother, Donnie Gene Underwood.
Virgle D. Smith, 72, of Poteau died Wednesday, July 31, 2013, in Poteau.Â A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at Fuel Church in Poteau under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home. You may leave online condolences at www.gracemanorfh.com.
Freddie Nitchol, 67, of Mountain Pine, Ark., formerly of Spiro, died July 21, 2013.Â No services are scheduled at this time. Online condolences may be left at www.arkansasfuneralcare.com. Arrangements made by Arkansas Funeral Care, Jacksonville, Ark.
Priscilla T. Hicks, 94, of Poteau died Monday, July 29, 2013, in Poteau.Â Private services will be held. Evans and Miller Funeral Home is handling arrangements. You may leave an online message at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com.
Karen LeFlore, 48, of Poteau died July 16, 2013 inÂ Poteau.Â Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at the Poteau Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.
John Robert "Bob" Gee of McCurtain, 66, died away Monday, July 29, 2013 at his home, where he loved the view and astonishing variety of wildlife.
He was born Aug. 15, 1946, in Shreveport, La., to Arthur Johnson Gee and Josephine (Shaw) Gee. He graduated from Poteau High School in 1963. He attended Oklahoma Central University in Oklahoma City and worked for Tinker Air Force Base before moving to McCurtain in 1978 and starting Bob Gee Sales.
Ella Mae Northcutt, 76, of Spiro died Saturday, July 27, 2013, in Tecumseh.
Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Grace Manor Funeral Home, Spiro. No services are planned at this time.Â You may leave on-line condolence to the family at www.gracemanorfh.com.
Billy Charles Manley, 77, of Hodgen died Monday, July 29, 2013, in Poteau. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, in Stapp-Zoe Baptist Church. Burial will be in Zoe Cemetery under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener. An online guestbook is available at dowdenfh.com.