Archive - Obituary
November 27th, 2012
Mary Belle Scott Cooper, 86, of Poteau died Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 in Fort Smith, Ark. Mary Belle was born April 16, 1926, in Hitchita to James Albert and Haley (Gabbard) Scott. She and her husband owned and operated the Sears Roebuck store in Poteau. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Grady Scott and Dale Scott; sisters, Dovie Brown, Wilma Shipp and Helen Sychr.
Tommie Louise Griffin, 74, of Shady Point died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, in Shady Point.
Tommie was born October 28, 1938 in Bonham, Texas, to Joseph Saul and Bonnie (Marsh) Nowell. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Joyce Davis, Jim Nowell and Bill Nowell; nephew, Joseph Nowell; niece, Christy Nowell Rogers; grandson, Jason Markley; and Joseph Saul Nowell; her parents and stepfather, Jack Coltrane; numerous aunts and uncles. She was a beautician for 45 years.
Services for Mary Bell Cooper will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Front Street Church of Christ in Poteau.
Evans and Miller Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Martin David Morris, 57, of Wister died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, in Wister.
Martin was born Dec. 31, 1954, in Sallisaw to Wilbert and Billie (Reed) Morris. He was superintendent at Donaho Stone, where he worked for more than 17 years. He loved to hunt and fish (on company time). Martin was preceded in death by his father; brother, William Charles Morris; sister, Shannon Kitchens; and niece, Stephanie May.
Billy Joe Underwood, 31, of Heavener died Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, in Poteau.Â Billy was born Sept. 5, 1981 in Poteau to Donald Lee and Helen (Tolleson) Underwood. Services are pending. You may leave an online message at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.
Mrs. Joyce Darlene Parks, 72, of Talihina died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at her residence. A memorial service was held at First Baptist Church, Talihina, on Tuesday, Nov. 20, with Mark Cook officiating. Burial was in Old Talihina Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Frank Edmound Wilson, 51, of Poteau died on Nov. 20, 2012, in Poteau. He was born Aug. 11, 1961, in Freemont, Calif., to Darl and Tina (Brown) Wilson. He was a retired self-employed heavy equipment operator.Â
He is preceded in death by father, Darl Wilson.
Margaret Marie Parks, 87, of Howe died Sunday, Nov. 18, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov, 21, at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener. Burial will be in Ellis Chapel Cemetery.
Lester Thompson, 83, of Poteau died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, in Poteau. Lester was born in Poteau on April 9, 1929, to Bud Andrew and Pernie (Garrett) Thompson. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. Lester was a car salesman. He was married to his beloved wife, Joyce for 57 years, 10 months and 17 days. Lester was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Evelyn Miller, and great-granddaughter, Sheila Fikes.
Marie Ganote, 89, of Talihina died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at her home.
Mrs. Ganote was born in Keota on Dec. 10, 1922, the daughter of Columbus LeFlore and Edna (Tom) Carter. She married KentÂ Ganote in Wichita, Kan.