January 4th, 2012
Wanda Nixon, 79, McCurtain died Jan. 3, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at Calvary Assembly of God Church, Poteau, with burial at Milton Cemetery, Milton, under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home of Poteau.
Ronald Dee Knight, 71, of Leflore died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, in Poteau. Ronald was born August 7, 1940 in Leflore to Willis Jesse and Leona Bivian (Mann) Knight. He was a member of the Leflore Baptist Church. Ronald was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Willis Jr. Knight and Harold Dean Knight.
Survivors include three sisters and brothers-in-law, Patricia Essman of Leflore, Barbara Imogene and Walter Solomon of Skiatook, Norma Lee and Bill Smith of Fort Worth, Texas; 14 nieces and nephews, other relatives and loved ones.
There were no upsets on Day 1 of the 2012 LeFlore County Junior High Tournament, which took place Monday at both Poteau High School's Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse and Pansy Kidd Middle School's Upper and Lower Gyms.
At Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse, boys opening-round games saw Pansy Kidd Middle School handle Monroe 64-13, Heavener edge Leflore 30-23 and Talihina nip Pocola 22-20.
As for girls games at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse, Wister held off Whitesboro 36-35, Howe defeated Leflore 58-10 and Heavener got past Arkoma 42-14.
Members of the Poteau Police Department along with Poteau and Shady Point Fire Departments and LeFlore County EMS were called the the scene of a serious one vehicle accident just north of Poteau on State Highway 59 this evening shortly after 6 p.m. According to witnesses at the scene the accident occurred when a 16-year-old female was thrown from her horse near the Arena Steakhouse. The horse reportedly then ran from the Arena to Hwy. 59 and into traffic where it was struck by a vehicle driven by a Shady Point man traveling southbound towards Poteau.
Rebecca â€śDackyâ€ť White, 69, of Spiro died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011.
Memorial services will be held at a later date in Louisiana. Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro, is handling arrangements.
Peggy Ann Plummer, 63, of Spiro died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, at Mallory Martin Chapel in Spiro. Burial will be held at the Spiro City Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
Brenda Kay Whitecotton Conway, 62, of Keota died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, in Fort Smith, Ark. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at the Assembly of God Church in Bokoshe. Burial will be in Milton Cemetery, Milton, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Shirley Jean Neff, 61, of Wister died Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, in Wister.
Shirley was born in Poteau on Nov. 21, 1950, to Paul and Rachel (Kelley) Nichols. She was preceded in death by her mother; sister, Paulette Nichols; and husband, Joe Neff.
Jesse Carl Long, known as Jess to his friends, was born on January 14, 1922, in Wynnewood to Carl and Ethel (Fennell) Long. Jesse died Dec. 13, 2011, in Fort Smith, Ark. He was preceded in death by three wives and his only sister, Lorraine Cerkoff. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Jesse was a retired truck driver.
He is survived by his nieces, Charlene Wassman, Lorraine Helf and Suzanne Case, and a nephew, Robert Cerkoff, all of San Jose, Calif.
James Loyd Cox, 87, died at his home in Rock Island on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, surrounded by his family.