Archive - Obituary
August 7th, 2012
James Junior Hanna, 72, of Panama died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, inÂ Fort Smith, Ark.Â James was born Aug. 11, 1939, in Williams to Arthur and Muriel Hanna.Â James was a retired mechanical technician with Gerber Inc. in Fort Smith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma; his parents; and sister, Irene Hodges.
Brant Lee Cassell, infant son of Joshua Lee and Summer Sears Cassell passed away Sunday, August 5, 2012 in Talihina.
Jo Anne Sebo, 71, of Spiro died Sunday Aug. 5, 2012. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at First Baptist Church of Spiro under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
David P. Burch, 64, of Shady Point died July 27, 2012, in Fayetteville, Ark.Â Private services will be held later at Fort Smith National Cemetery under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Perry Lant Brown, 55, of Spiro, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2012. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, in Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel, Spiro.
Darla Renee Trammell, 41, of Lewisville, Texas, formerly of Heavener, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, in Lewisville.Â Darla was born May 1, 1971 in Dumas, Texas, to Joe and Janice (Kiefer) Trammell.Â She was an accountant. She was a graduate of Carl Albert State College in Poteau and Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.Â Darla was preceded in death by her grandparents, James and Ada Trammell, Loten and Sarah Kiefer; cousins, Noah Laurent, Mandy and Robyn Simmons, Traci Trammell-Hudson.
Thomas Clifton â€śT.C.â€ť Fortner, 86, of Monroe, died July 28, 2012, in Poteau.Â T.C. was born July 6, 1926, in Monroe to Thomas and Leona â€śLonaâ€ť (Anderson) Fortner.Â He was an insurance adjuster. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Clara Murphree and Jerry Miller; and two brothers, V.I. and Edward Fortner.Â
Survivors include his wife, Doris Fortner; two sons, Larry and Tommy Fortner; four grandchildren, Amy, Shayne, Jason, Christy; and seven great-grandchildren, Lexxi, Dalton, Dillan, Destiney, Dawson, Tucker and Payton.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Florence King, 83, of Talihina died Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in Little Rock, Ark. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Talihina Funeral Home Chapel with Gary Fuller officiating. Burial will be in the Old Talihina Cemetery.
Floralla â€śGrannyâ€ť Jean Johnico, 74, of Shady Point died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, in Tulsa. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at Jesus Name Pentecostal Church in Shady Point with Rev. J.L. Qualls officiating. Burial will be in Royal Oak Cemetery in Poker Bend under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Fred J. Kerksiek, 74, of Poteau died Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â
Fred was born Nov. 27, 1937, in Wakeeney, Kan., to Henry and Minnie (Wrightmire) Kerksiek.Â He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a mechanic. Fred attended the First Free Will Baptist Church in Poteau.Â He was preceded in death by his father and his wife, Beatrice.Â He loved gardening, fishing and hunting.