Archive - Obituary
October 11th, 2012
Belinda M. Wilsie, 58, of Spiro died Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.¬†Belinda was born Feb. 10, 1954, in Poteau to Jess James and Joella Irene (Pierce) Wilsie. She was a case worker for the Oklahoma Child Welfare System. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Teddy Wayne Solomon; brothers, Robert Tucker and Jullius Ray Wilsie; sisters, Lillie Ford, Marna Dean Ham, Darlene Bearden, twin sisters at birth, Ollie Cordelia Wilsie and Cordelia Ollie Wilsie.
James Walter Atkinson, 57, of Howe died Aug. 31, 2012, in Howe.¬† He was born July 1, 1956, at Brea, Calif., to Johnie and Opal (Shepherd) Atkinson.¬†He was a rig runner in the oilfield.
James was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Diane Atkinson of Howe; two sons, Jason Atkinson of Howe and Todd Atkinson of College Station, Texas; five grandchildren, Crystal Atkinson, James Atkinson, Shania Atkinson, Leif Atkinson, Seanna Atkinson; and many friends, family and loved ones.
Barbara Louise Nichols, 67, of Heavener died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, in Heavener. Barbara was born March 29, 1945, in Wister to John and Pearl House. She was a homemaker. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; two great-grandchildren, Ethan Meek and Elizabeth Self; sister, Faye Stump; brothers, J.T. House, Nobe House, L.D. House; son-in-law, Doug Spears. Barbara loved life, family shopping and holiday get-togethers. She was very stylish. She was a great cook and many restaurants called her often wanting her to work for them.
Mildred Smith, 93, of Spiro died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. A wake is planned from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Spiro with burial in Forest Park Cemetery in Fort Smith, Ark.
On Sept. 29, 2012, Helen Ione Stephens Cook, 93, formerly of Heavener, went peacefully in her sleep to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, at her home in Sun City, Calif., where she had resided with her daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Trell Mercer, since July 2010.
One of seven children, she was born Sept. 7, 1919, to the late Elsie M. and William P. Stephens in Laramie, Wyo. Helen graduated from Laramie High School in 1935 and majored in music at Phillips University in Enid.
Bobbie Lee Turner Russell,¬†84, of Poteau died Friday, Sept. 5, 2012 in Poteau.
Bobbie was born March 2, 1928, in Fine Springs, Ark., to Ray and Ida Mae (Dennis) Blount.¬†She was a telephone operator for Alltel.¬† Bobbie was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church, Poteau.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Ida Mae Turner, in 1958; granddaughter, Lisa Turner in 1992; her parents; and her brother, Arvel Joe Chitwood.¬†She loved bowling.¬†She loved to run around with her childhood school friends, Wilma Lee, Tootie Alfred, Grace Boggains, Mary Joe Logan and Doris Robertson.
Lois Olene (Chapmond) Bess, 65, of Spiro died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. She was born in Poteau on Jan. 26, 1947, to Archie and Edris ‚ÄúOlene‚ÄĚ (Davis) Chapmond.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
Aislynn Marie O‚ÄôBrien, 2 months,¬†passed away Sept. 29 in Oklahoma.
Born July 26, she was the infant daughter of Lisa Degilio and Patrick O‚ÄôBrien IV.
In the short time with us, Aislynn was truly the light of our life, our little angel.
Baby Nattalee Annette Porter died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at Talihina.
Natalee was born to Kayla Renee Porter of Heavener. She is survived by her mother; maternal grandparents, Lonnie and Colleen Porter of Heavener; maternal great-grandparents, Lonnie V. and Jane Porter of Heavener and Lola Louise De La Cruz of Phoenix, Ariz.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Poteau. Burial will be in Reichert Cemetery under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener.
Joseph Lean Laney, 72, of Cameron died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. No services are planned at this time.¬†Cremation services are under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home of Poteau.