Archive - Obituary
October 1st, 2012
J.R. Harp, 82, longtime Stigler area resident, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at Fort Smith.
Norma Walden, 90, of Wister died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at her home.Â Norma was born Nov. 16, 1921, in Leflore to Sherman and Nellie (Harris) Dehart. She was a clerk at Wister Food Market.
Norma was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Wister.Â Norma was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leo; her grandson, Casey Branstetter; great-granddaughter, Skye Lee Amos; sister, Betty Brooks; and brothers-in-law, Roy Brooks and Wayne Powell.
James â€śBootsâ€ť Irvin Benson, 86, of Heavener died Sunday, Sept .23, 2012, in Heavener.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at First Assembly of God church in Heavener under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home.
Elizabeth â€śDeniseâ€ť Rogodzinski, 53, of Poteau died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, in Poteau. Denise was born Oct. 5, 1958 in Clarksville, AR to J.C. and Theresa (Ward) Douglas. She was a retail associate at Walmart for 35 years; and a business owner in Poteau for 13 years.
Debra Lois Franklin, 56, of Big Cedar died Sept. 22, 2012,in Wilburton.
A celebration of life service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at New Home Cemetery in Big Cedar with Pastor Ed Rogers officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of Brumley Funeral Home in Broken Bow.
Vance E. Gildersleeve of Poteau departed this life on July 23, 2012, and transitioned into the arms of our Savior Jesus Christ.
He was born in Stewartsville, Minn., on May 22, 1919, to Leslie and Ethel (Proctor) Gildersleeve. He was baptized April 10, 1955, into the Christian faith at the First Baptist Church of Redwood City, Calif., by Pastor Rowland T. Edgeworth and later affirmed his baptismal faith in the Zion Lutheran Church of Santa Rosa, Calif., on April 30, 1967. He was an elder with Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Fort Smith, Ark.
Dana Paul Williams, 57, of Midland, Ark., died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012. No service is scheduled. The family will visit with friends from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
Charlene Smith, 68, of Spiro died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Spiro.
David Louis Mann, 72, of Poteau died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, in Poteau. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau, is handling arrangements.
Barbara Jane Lashley, 77, of Keota died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Unity Baptist Church in Keota under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Stigler.