Archive - Obituary
November 4th, 2014
Tommy Lee Nichols, 74, of Poteau died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Poteau.
Graveside services were held Monday, Nov. 3, at the Fort Smith National Cemetery, Fort Smith, Ark., under the direction of Burkhart Funeral Service, Talihina.
Geraldine Custard, 89, of Muse died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at home.
Services were held Monday at the Lenox Christ Church, Burial was in Lenox Cemetery under the direction of Burkhart Funeral Service, Talihina.
Nioma Aline Luman, 83, of Poteau died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, Poteau.
She was born Sept. 19, 1931 in Reichert to Cleave and Ruth Helen (Milligan) Hamner. She was a provider and homemaker; she loved to quilt, work in her garden, collect coins and attend country music performances. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be missed by everyone who knew her.
Aline is preceded in death by her parents; a brother, John Hamner; son-in-law, Ronnie Sumpter; and her dog, Nipper.
Joyce Harper Whisenant, 86, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, surrounded by the love of her family. She was born in Tulsa to William Percy Harper and Moselle Price Harper.
Joyce grew up in Poteau, where she met her future husband, William E. â€śWhizâ€ť Whisenant. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Oklahoma A&M University and was a member of Chi Omega.
Estel â€śLuckyâ€ť Self, 66, of Spiro died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014.
Graveside services will be held Thursday, Oct. 9, at Old Cache Cemetery, Cartersville, under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
Violet Marie Whitmire Hobbs, 95, of Poteau died Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at Heavener Nursing Home.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Evans and Miller Funeral Home, 411 Dewey Ave., Poteau.
Billy Dean Earls, 77, of Poteau died Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, in Poteau. He was born March 28, 1937, in Heavener to Lester and Betty Jo (Berry) Earls. He was a barber.Â
Billy is preceded in death by his parents; a son, Brian Earls; brother Lee Earls; and sister, Helen Earls.
Matha Ann Odom, 80, of Poteau died Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Matha was born July 28, 1934, in Latham to John G. and Lois (Sulivant) Bowden. She was a retired secretary for the county superintendent of schools. Matha was a faithful member of Southside Baptist Church. She loved to play card games (Hand and Foot). Matha was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved spending time with her kids and grandkids. She was always there when you needed her.
Dale Sanders, 93, of Poteau died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in Poteau. William was born March 22, 1921, in Fanshawe to Snowden and Addie (Thurman) Sanders. William owned and operated a grocery store and service station in Buffalo Valley and Summerfield. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Marvin and Eldred Sanders; and sister, Juanita Gwin.
Rhonda Owens, 46, of Heavener died Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Services were held Monday, Oct. 6, at First Baptist Church in Heavener. Burial was in Conser Cemetery under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home.