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January 3rd, 2013

Lorene “Rene” Jones

January 3, 2013

Lorene “Rene” Jones was born March 10, 1923, in Glendale in LeFlore County. She passed away peacefully with family at her side Dec. 25, 2012, in Gridley, Calif.
Lorene was a loving and giving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, aunt and friend. She was known for her homemade buttermilk biscuits with white and chocolate gravy. She was an avid gardener who loved canning her homegrown fruits and vegetables. She was a gifted quilter and made beautiful quilts for all her loved ones.  

Earl Curry

January 3, 2013

Earl Curry was born Feb. 6, 1935. to Isaac Frenzella “I.F.” and Myrtle (Ellis) Curry in Fisk, Mo. He graduated to glory on Jan. 2, 2013, at the age of 77 years, 10 months, and 27 days at his home in Wister.
Earl was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, George Isaac, Elmo and wife Virginia, and Tolbert and wife Mary; brother-in-law, Ernest Walker; and sister-in-law Fannie Lou Curry. Earl was an elder of the Poteau Church of Christ. He worked for LeFlore County for 15 years; he was a carpenter for more than 40 years. He finished the 10th grade in Depoyster School in Missouri.

December 31st, 2012

Jay P. Shelton

December 31, 2012

Jay P. Shelton, 89, of Shady Point died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Pocola. 
 Services are pending Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau. You may leave an online message at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com.

Ileen M. Newby

December 31, 2012

Ileen M. Newby, 93, of Fanshawe died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, in Poteau. 
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, at the Free Will Baptist Church in Fanshawe. Burial will be in Fanshawe Cemetery. The family will be at the Evans and Miller Funeral Home from 5-7 Tuesday to visit with relatives and friends.

December 28th

Abbott Barnes “Hap” Sykes

December 28, 2012

Abbott Barnes “Hap” Sykes, age 87, of Odessa, Texas, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, at home on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, after a short illness preceded by a severe stroke on Aug. 24, 2004. He lost his ability to converse but remained upbeat and cheerful.
The youngest of nine children, Hap was born to Abbott Barnes Sykes Sr., and Samantha Taylor Sykes in Barber, Ark. He was raised mostly by his sisters following the death of his mother when he was 2 years old and attended country schools near Panama.

Clifford Oliver Harris

December 28, 2012

Clifford Oliver Harris, 94, of Indianapolis, Ind., formerly of Monroe died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 in Indianapolis. He was born March 11, 1918, in Monroe to William Thomas and Ollie Josephine (Pounds) Harris. Clifford was a veteran of the Merchant Marines. He was an aircraft electronic technician for 30 years. He was a member and past master of the J.C. Pelt Masonic Lodge in Duncanville, Texas.

Reba Doris Anderson

December 28, 2012

Reba Doris Anderson, 92, of Heavener died Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, in Tulsa.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, at First United Methodist Church in Heavener. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home.

Mazil O. White

December 28, 2012

Mazil O. White, 86, of Tahlequah died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, in Tahlequah.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec, 31, at Summerfield Church of Christ. Burial will be in Reichert Cemetery under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener.

Debra Lynn Embrey McDonough

December 28, 2012

Debra Lynn Embrey McDonough, 56, of Lowell, Ark., died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, in Rogers, Ark.
Debra was born Oct. 26, 1956 in Houston to Eldred and Beverly Jean (Caldwell) Embrey. She was an English professor in Alfred and Wellsville, N.Y. In addition, she taught junior high and high school at Immaculate Conception in Wellsville, N.Y., and Bristow High School in Bristow. Debra was preceded in death by her father.

Dym J. (Brown) Falkner

December 28, 2012

Dym Falkner, 95, of Panama died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. Dym was born March 16, 1917, in Spiro, to James E. and Ruth E. (Laughlin) Brown. She was a homemaker.
Dym is preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband Elmer G. Falkner; two daughters, Joyce Fife and Ann Howard; a son Danny Falkner; two brothers and two sisters.

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