Archive - Obituary
October 11th, 2012
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.
Barbara Louise Nichols, 67, of Heavener died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, in Heavener. Barbara was born March 29, 1945, in Wister to John and Pearl House. She was a homemaker. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; two great-grandchildren, Ethan Meek and Elizabeth Self; sister, Faye Stump; brothers, J.T. House, Nobe House, L.D. House; son-in-law, Doug Spears. Barbara loved life, family shopping and holiday get-togethers. She was very stylish. She was a great cook and many restaurants called her often wanting her to work for them.
Mildred Smith, 93, of Spiro died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. A wake is planned from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Spiro with burial in Forest Park Cemetery in Fort Smith, Ark.
On Sept. 29, 2012, Helen Ione Stephens Cook, 93, formerly of Heavener, went peacefully in her sleep to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, at her home in Sun City, Calif., where she had resided with her daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Trell Mercer, since July 2010.
One of seven children, she was born Sept. 7, 1919, to the late Elsie M. and William P. Stephens in Laramie, Wyo. Helen graduated from Laramie High School in 1935 and majored in music at Phillips University in Enid.
Bobbie Lee Turner Russell,Â 84, of Poteau died Friday, Sept. 5, 2012 in Poteau.
Bobbie was born March 2, 1928, in Fine Springs, Ark., to Ray and Ida Mae (Dennis) Blount.Â She was a telephone operator for Alltel.Â Bobbie was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church, Poteau.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Ida Mae Turner, in 1958; granddaughter, Lisa Turner in 1992; her parents; and her brother, Arvel Joe Chitwood.Â She loved bowling.Â She loved to run around with her childhood school friends, Wilma Lee, Tootie Alfred, Grace Boggains, Mary Joe Logan and Doris Robertson.
Lois Olene (Chapmond) Bess, 65, of Spiro died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. She was born in Poteau on Jan. 26, 1947, to Archie and Edris â€śOleneâ€ť (Davis) Chapmond.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â