Archive - Obituary
June 15th, 2012
Thomas Earl Graham died at his home in El Reno on Thursday, June 7, 2012. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 20, in Veterans National Cemetery in Houston.
Thomas was born Aug. 18, 1929 in Tulsa. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U. S. Marine Corps. He lived in Poteau for 20 years, Anchorage, Alaska, for 20 years, and in various places in Oklahoma and Texas for 43 years. He retired as a superintendent with BP Oil. Thomas was very artistic, drawing, painting and making wood carvings. He also was a gold mining enthusiast.
Dave J. Monks, 86, of Panama died Thursday, June 14, 2012, in Poteau.Â Dave was bornÂ Jan. 18, 1926, in Tahona to Dave Sr. and Minnie H. (Robinson) Monks.Â He was a homebuilder.Â He was of the Baptist faith.Â Dave was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army.Â He served in the China-Burma Theater in Troop A of the 124th Cavalry Regiment which was part of the MARS Task Force during 1943-45.Â He was awarded the Bronze Star and Combat Infantry Badge.Â
Dave was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Alfred Monks and W.C. Monks; sister, Viola Butler; and grandson, Shon Pilkington.
Don Howard Lee, 72, of Wister died Wednesday, June 13, 2012, in Wister.Â Don was born Nov. 1, 1939,Â in Scurry County, Texas, to Charles V. and Alice (Merritt) Lee.Â Don was retired from Dowell Schlumberger Oil Company.Â He was a member of First Step of Faith Church in Poteau since 2005. Â Â Don was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister.
Harold E. Cox, 75, of Summerfield died Tuesday, June 12, 2012, in Summerfield.Â He was born Aug. 21, 1936, at Summerfield to John Christopher and Ora (White) Cox. He was a retired glazier from the construction industry.
He was preceded in death by his parents; loving wife and mother of his children, Bonnie (Crusha) Cox; four brothers, Orb, Ivan, Dale and J.C. Cox Jr.; and a sister, Reba Loyd
Mack D. â€śSkipperâ€ť Stout, 63, died Wednesday, June 6 at his home in Poteau. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at the Whitesboro Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
George Leon Brown, 80, of Spiro died Monday, June 11, 2012. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 15, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Spiro.
Robert Sean Wheatley, 36 of Fort Smith, Ark., died Saturday, June 9, 2012. He was born Sept. 16, 1975, in Poteau. He was service technician for Air Conditioning Specialist.
He is survived by his parents, Robert and Roberta Wheatley of Fort Smith, his sister, Tabitha House of Fort Smith, and his grandmother, Doris Ivan of Evansville, Ind.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, June 15, at Fentress Mortuary Chapel with burial to follow at Oak Cemetery in Fort Smith. Arrangements are under the direction of Fentress Mortuary of Fort Smith.
Don Howard Lee, 72, of Wister died Wednesday, June 13, 2012, in Wister.Â Services will beÂ at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 16, at First Step of Faith, Poteau. Burial will be in Ellis Chapel Cemetery, Wister, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Theodore Lee Hines Jr., 63, of Spiro died Sunday, June 10, 2012, in Talihina.
Theodore was born Oct. 2, 1948, in Muskogee to Theodore Sr. and Margertie (Lewis) Hines.Â He worked at Riverside Furniture.Â He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.Â He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister and one brother.Â Theodore was raised in Spiro where he and his two sisters and four brothers also went to school.Â After high school, Theodore joined the Army and went to training camp at Fort Polk, La., and from there to Fort Riley, Kan.Â He was then sent to Germany.Â He served two tours in Vietnam.
John T. Jackson, 81, of Poteau died Saturday, June 9, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. No services are planned at this time. Information provided by Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.