Archive - Obituary
September 13th, 2011
Walter Gustafson, 76, of Panama died Friday, Sept. 9,
in Poteau. Walter was born Aug. 1, 1935, in Attlebord,
Mass. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at
Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau. Burial will be in New
Hope Cemetery, Spiro. Arrangements are under the direction
of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.
Retha Mitchell Barnes, 83, of Hartford,
Ark., died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, in a
Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker
and member of the Hartford First Baptist
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday,
Sept. 12, at First Baptist Church of Hartford
with burial at Monroe Cemetery under the
direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood,
Viewing will be Sunday from 1-9 p.m. at the funeral
home, where the family will visit with friends from 2-5
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, A.C.
Barnes; three daughters, Sharon White and husband
Debra Louise Lamb, 57,
of Panama died Tuesday,
Sept. 6, 2011, in Poteau.
Debra was born May 1,
1954, in Oakland, Calif., to
Leonard and Jean (Rogers)
Lyons. Memorial services
will be held at 2 p.m.,
Monday, Sept. 12, at Shady
Point Baptist Church with
The Rev. Larry Matthiesen
are under the direction of
Evans and Miller Funeral
Home of Poteau.
Lois Stevens, 101, of
Talihina died Friday, Sept.
2, 2011, at her home.
Services will be held at 1
p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at
the Talihina Church of
Christ with Phil Smith officiating.
Burial will be at the
Old Talihina Cemetery
under the direction of
Talihina Funeral Home.
Harold Turner, 86, of Weatherford,
Texas, (formerly of Wister) died Monday,
Sept. 5, 2011, in Weatherford. Harold was
born in Wister on April 5, 1925, to Willis
and Tennie Turner. He managed a lumber
yard. Harold loved to fish and tell stories.
He was preceded in death by his parents;
wife, Bernice; sisters Billie June Crawley
and Mary Ruth Love; and brothers, Denver
Leeodis and Glen.
Survivors include his son, Chub and
wife, Ginger Turner of Weatherford;
grandchildren, Kandice of Waxahachie,
Texas, Samuel Don of Weatherford,
Kenneth James of Irving, Texas; three
Opal J. Molton, 86, of
Poteau died Wednesday,
Sept. 7, 2011, in Poteau.
Opal was born June 1,
1925, in Wellington, Texas,
to William H. and Nannie
Rebecca (Barker) Gibbons.
She was a homemaker.
Opal was preceded in death by her husband,
Oscar Molton; sons, W.L. Molton
and Archie Molton; four sisters and four
Survivors include her daughter, Annetta
Cortez of Poteau; son, Joe Molton of Shady
Point; eight grandchildren, Danny Andrews,
Niel Andrews, Jeffery Walker, Jody Molton,
Dawn Jones, William Molton, Micheal
Motlon, and Jamie Sample; 24 great-grandchildren;
Margie Billings, 79, formerly
of Poteau died Sept.
4, 2011, in Fort Smith, Ark.
She was born June 23,
1932, in Fort Smith to
Lewis LeRoy and Minnie
Evelyn (Pierce) Jackson. A
private family memorial
will be held at a later date.
Cremation services are
under the direction of Grace
Manor Funeral Home,
Floyd Matthew â€śBuddyâ€ť Keeney Jr., 61,
of Panama died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, in
Buddy was born Jan. 5, 1950. in
Marysville, Calif., to Floyd Matthew Sr.
and Jean D. (Dodson) Keeney.
Services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday,
Sept. 10, at First Baptist Church in Panama
with The Rev. Larry Harris officiating. Arrangements are
under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home,
William Ollar, 63, of Mena, Ark., died Sept. 2, 2011, in
Little Rock, Ark. He was born Feb. 25, 1948, in Hodgen.
A memorial service was held Monday, Sept. 5, at the
Dowden Funeral Home Chapel under the direction of
Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener.
Dorothy Ann Eagan Phillips, 76, of
Fanshawe died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, in
Dorothy was born May 29, 1935, in
Henryetta to Sherman Thomas and Clara
Dorothy (Ramsey) Eagan. She moved to
Fanshawe in 1947 and graduated from
Fanshawe High School in 1953. Dorothy
worked as a homemaker and health care provider until she
retired and moved to Texas, where she stayed with her
children until her passing. Dorothy was preceded in death
by her parents; daughter, Donna Renee Phillips; sister,
Laura Elizabeth Eagan Cargill; brothers, Sherman Lee,