Archive - Obituary
April 12th, 2012
Ik Cha â€śNinaâ€ť Kirkland, 77, of Calhoun died Saturday, April 7, 2012, in Heavener.
Nina is the daughter of Mr. Han Kun Pak Â and Ms. Hong Chu Yi, both of South Korea.
Nina lived the past 40-plus years in Calhoun.Â She was a homemaker, a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.
Gary Clay Thompson, 49, of Poteau died Friday, April 6, 2012, in Poteau.Â Gary was born March 14,1963, in Poteau to Phillip Don and Beverly Wray (Newell) Thompson.Â Gary worked at OK Foods. He was preceded in death by his sister, Lisa Thompson, and grandparents, Truman and Paulene Thompson.Â
Theresa Ann Cosgrove, 61, of Bokoshe died Friday, April 6, 2012. Services were held Tuesday, April 10, at United Methodist Church in Bokoshe under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
Jack Dempsey Duncan, 93, of Poteau, formerly of Heavener, died Sunday, April 8, 2012, in Pocola.
Dempsey, a longtime area resident, was born Jan. 7., 1919, in Watts to Albert and Magnolia Parmallee â€śNoleâ€ť (Rhodes) Duncan. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Heavener, a U.S. Army World War II veteran and retied after 40 years as a KCS Railroad engineer.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Reta Faye (Bowen) Duncan; and son, Norris Lee Duncan.
William Eugene Caldwell, 72, of Bokoshe died Thursday, April 5, 2012, in Bokoshe. He was born Sept. 7, 1939, at Milton, to Juanita Ina (Fox) Culwell and William Hershel Culwell. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of Bokoshe First Baptist Church and a greenskeeper for golf courses.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, William Kyle Caldwell; step-fathers, Tommie Simpson and John Baggs; sister, Loretta (Culwell) Fowler; brother-in-law, Loyal Fowler; and sister Dolores (Simpson) Best.
Kathy Ellen Engles, 52, of Poteau died Thursday, April 5, 2012 inÂ Fort Smith, Ark.
Kathy was born Aug. 17, 1959, in Poteau to Eldon Leroy and Judy Mae (Mabry) Foster.Â She was an office manager.Â Kathy was preceded in death by her father and grandmother, Lorene Mabry.
Johnny Pipkins, 57, of Pocola died Tuesday, April 3, 2012, in Pocola.Â Services will be 10 a.m. Friday, April 6, at Evans Memorial Chapel in Pocola.Â Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery.
Mary Hann, 85, of Talihina died Friday, March 30, 2012, in Talihina. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 2, at the Talihina Church of Christ. Burial will be in New Talihina Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Debbie DeAun Bowen, 41, of Heavener died Saturday, March 31, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel, Heavener. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Heavener.
Rudolph Carpenter, 81, of Wister died Sunday, April 1, 2012, in Wister.Â Rudy was born July 12, 1930, in Red Oak to Walter C. and Lydia (Dodd) Carpenter.Â He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.Â Rudy owned a barber shop in Wister for over 50 years.Â He had cut as many as five generations of the same familyâ€™s hair.