Archive - Obituary
February 25th, 2013
Janice Maye Sanders, 72, of Wister died Saturday, feb. 23, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Gipson Cemetery in Bates, Ark., under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener.
William âBillâ Smith, 66, of Spiro died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013.
Services will be held at a later date under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
Louise Wann, 93, of Wister died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, in Barling, Ark.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Bethel Baptist Church in Wister. Burial will be in Ellis Chapel, Wister, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
August Dean Phillips Sr., 81, of Heavener died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at Rock Island.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Jerry Don Driver, 66, of Poteau died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in Poteau. Jerry was born Aug. 5, 1946, in Hackett, Ark., to Albert and Ida (Higginbotham) Driver. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Charles Driver; and one sister.
Survivors include his daughter, Sherry and Patrick Hamilton of Arkoma; son, Bobby and Heather Driver of Poteau; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Gene Driver of Van Buren, Ark., Jim Driver of Kansas City, Mo.; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and loved ones.Â
Shirley Beam, 71, of Bokoshe died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in Bokoshe. Shirley was born Jan. 10, 1942, in Silverton, Ore., to Gerald and Helen (Hale) Wright. She was retired from Oklahomer Smith Furniture. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles David Beam, and granddaughter, Telisha Beam.
Sherman Phillip Floyd, 88, of Poteau died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, in Poteau.
Sherman was born March 9, 1924, in Tahona to King Philip and Bessie B. (Morrison) Floyd. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II. He was a retired teacher. Sherman was a member of the First Baptist Church in Poteau. He was preceded in death by his parents, K.P. and Bessie; daughter, Toni Thompson; two sisters, Earlene Sallis of Oklahoma City and Bea Blankenship of Spiro; brother, Ray Floyd. Sherman started coaching in 1949 and was Poteau High School principal from 1972 mto 1986 when he retired.
Harlan George Vinson Sr., 83, of Heavener died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in Heavener. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, in Springhill Baptist Church, Howe. Burial will be in Stapp-Zoe Cemetery under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home.
John Cranford, 70, of Whitesboro died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Whitesboro Assembly of God. Burial will be in Whitesboro Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Larry Dale Goodnight, 54, of Poteau died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, in Poteau. Larry was born in Oklahoma City on Jan. 22, 1959, to Marshall and Clarice (Dorey) Goodnight. He was a licensed electrician in heat and air. He was preceded in death by his father, and daughter-in-law, Karlee Goodnight.
Survivors include his son, Brian Goodnight of Watonga; daughters and son-in-law, Mika