Archive - Obituary
Robert Stephen Butler, 67, of Kansas City, M., formerly of Panama, died Friday, Dec. 16, 2011 at his home. Robert was a Vietnam veteran. He retired after 31 years as a maintenance man for Georgia Pacific Box Co. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Lori Bell Butler; four brothers, Benton Butler, Reuben Butler, Charles Butler and Bobby Butler.
Billy â€śBillâ€ť Marion Jones, 74, of Poteau died Monday, Dec., 19, 2011 in Fort Smith, Ark. Bill was born Feb. 3, 1937, in Houston to Marion E. and Ruth (Spencer) Jones. Bill was a minister, pastor, missionary to Ivory Coast for 10 years, editor of â€śHeartbeatâ€ť missions magazine in Nashville, Tenn., President of Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College in Moore for eight years, Director of Oklahoma Missions for two years, served on the Foreign Mission Board for 26 years, professor of Theology at the college and Senior Adult pastor Poteau FWB Church.
Silas Russell Bryant Jr., 79, died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. He was born May 31, 1932, to Silas Russell, Sr. and Cleo (Stanley) Bryant in Tuskegee. Russell served in the U.S Navy during the Korean War.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Vicki Bryant, Kathleen McClain and Avious Benavidez; brothers, Dorford Bryant and Hershell Z. Bryant.
Thomas Edward Strock, 63, of Wister died Dec. 6, 2011, in Fort Smith, Ark. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, in Evans Chapel of Memories in Poteau under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.
Joe Darneal, 60, of Spiro died Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, at Victory Worship Center under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
Jerry Wayne Baker, 60, of Poteau died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, in Poteau.
Jerry was born April 29, 1951, in Falls City, Neb., to LeMoyne Cecil and Anna Marie (Schlosser) Baker. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines, serving in Vietnam. He was employed at Pansy Kidd Middle School in Poteau. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Poteau. Jerry loved to play with his grandchildren, do woodworking, collect coins for his children and grandchildren, and raise Rottweilers. He always worked hard for his family. He was preceded in death by his father and his grandparents.
Russell Plummer, 67, of Spiro died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, at Mallory-Martin Chapel under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
Mark Allen, 49, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, at Talihina. Graveside services will be held at the New Talihina CemeteryÂ at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Edwina L. Schlosser, 74, formerly of Heavener, died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, in Poteau. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener.
Kenneth Dan Avery, 72, of Hackett, Ark., died Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, in Fort Smith, Ark. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, graveside at Macedonia Cemetery, Pocola, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.