Archive - Obituary
October 12th, 2012
Owen â€śDarrellâ€ť Harrison, 54, of Panama died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. He was born Jan. 18, 1958 in Tulsa to Owen D. and Mary Louise (Pierce) Harrison.
He was a driver for Warren Cat. Darrell will be remembered most for his faith and love for his Lord Jesus Christ and the love he had for his family and friends.
He is preceded in death by a sister Karen Francis.
Melvin Ray Roberts, 59, of Van Buren, Ark., died Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, in Van Buren.Â He was born Oct. 4, 1953, in Poteau to Willie and Vera (Godwin) Roberts.Â He was a carpenter.Â He is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Weldon and Bob Roberts.Â
Jacob Ulmon Hollan, 22, of Konawa, formerly of the Summerfield / Reichert area, died Thursday, Oct. 12, at Konawa. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the Leflore School gymnasium. Burial will be in Summerfield Cemetery under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener.
LaVerne Ward, 78, of Poteau died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. LaVerne was born Dec. 27, 1933, in Haywood to Earnest Daniel and Mable L. (Pollard) Gray.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Hezzy Ronald â€śBoâ€ť Ward and sister, Earlene Brannon. She was a homemaker. LaVerne was a member of the Pleasant Valley Free Will Baptist Church for over 45 years. She loved gardening and reading. She loved her church and her family and fellowshipping with them all.
Rosanna Lee Wade, 34, of Hodgen died Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 in Fort Smith, Ark. No services are planned. Cremation is under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home.
Donna Jean (Rogers) Shaw, 76, of Poteau died Sept. 13, 2012, in Oklahoma City. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau.
Joe David Jefferson, 72, od Red Oak died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, in Tulsa. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Hontubby Cemetery.
David Lynn Hubbard, 56, of Fort Smith, Ark., died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, in Fort Smith. Services will be held at noon Monday, Oct. 15, at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Hodgen Cemetery.
Belinda M. Wilsie, 58, of Spiro died Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â 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.Â He was born July 1, 1956, at Brea, Calif., to Johnie and Opal (Shepherd) Atkinson.Â 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.