Archive - Obituary
August 27th, 2012
Burl O. Griffith, 87, of Spiro died Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. Services were held Monday, Aug. 27, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Spiro.
Verna Louise Durant, 74, of Poteau died Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, in Tulsa.
Services wereÂ held Monday, Aug. 27, at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, with burial in Vaughn Cemetery, Gilmore, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.
Marcielle â€śSisâ€ť Babb Garner, 89, of Fayetteville,Â Ark., died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, in Fayetteville. She was born May 24, 1923, in Summerfield to Arthur Lee Babb and Savannah Mae (Sisk) Babb.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Winfred Eugene Garner.
Ina â€śJuanitaâ€ť Hargrove, 93, of Poteau died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, in Poteau. Funeral services are pending with Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Emily Bentley, 69, of Albion died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark, Graveside services will be heldÂ at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, in Albion Cemetery with Kenny Bryant officiating, under the direction of Talihiina Funeral Home.
Opal Jean Davis, 100, of Poteau died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, in Dâ€™Iberville, Miss.
Opal was born Aug. 8, 1912, in Gilmore to Charles Monroe and Jenny May (Smedley) Harrison.Â She was a farmer.Â Opal was preceded in death by her husbands, David W. Dunivent and O.C. Davis; her parents; brothers, John, Edmond, Dency, Cecil and Eugene Harrison; sisters, Mary Lettman, Jewel Allen and Lorene Mabry; daughter, Shirley L. Ethridge; and grandchild, David Dunivent.Â
Dorothy Josephine Midgley, 90, of Wister died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Dorothy was born Nov. 1, 1921, in Wister to Jim and Pauline (Carpenter) Casey.Â She was a homemaker.Â Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charley Midgley; granddaughter, Janice Couch; sister, Lucille Midgley; and son-in-law, Jimmie Martin.
Gene Parker, 81, of Spiro died Monday, Aug. 20, 2012. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, in the Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel with burial in New Hope Cemetery in Spiro. Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday.
John Vernon Butler, 64, of Independence, Mo., formerly of Panama died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, in Independence.
John was born Aug. 5, 1948, in Spiro. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert Butler and Sylvia (Barr) Butler Russell, one sister and five brothers.
Â Survivors include a daughter, Crystal White of Kansas; two grandchildren; three brothers, James Butler of Fort Smith, Ark., Joe Butler of Fort Smith, J.C. Ahart of Kearney, Mo.; and two sisters, Mary Plummer of Poteau, and Lois Berg of Mena, Ark.
Doris Deane (Smith) Pringle, 75, died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, in Tulsa.
Doris was born Sept. 3, 1936, in Poteau to Gilford Smith and Helen (Jenkins) Smith.Â She received her diploma in nursing and worked as a registered nurse for 45 years.
Doris was preceded in death by her parents, Gilford and Helen Smith; her son, Scott; and her sister, Connie.