March 4th, 2014
Lucille D. Olive, 96, of Poteau died Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Poteau. Lucille was born December 27, 1917 in Bengal to Joe and Grace (Walling) Davis. She was a beautician. Lucille was a member of the First Baptist Church in Poteau.
Survivors include her daughter, Patricia Ann â€śPatâ€ť Olive of Santa Rosa, Calif.; four nieces, Nadine Brissey, Karen Cole, Susan Davis, Adeana Kracke; five nephews, Larry Joe Curry, Joe Russell Davis, Mike Davis and David Davis, John Davis; other relatives and loved ones.
Emily Gail Cox, 6, of Cameron died March 1, 2014, in Tulsa. She was born June 19, 2007, in Oklahoma City, to Shane and Angela (Pendergrass) Cox.
Emily is survived by her parents, Shane and Angela Cox of the home; twin sister, Ashley Cox, sister, Makayla Cox both of the home; brother, Wade Cox of the home; maternal grandparents, William and Kathy Pendergrass of Poteau; paternal grandparents, Joe and Saundra Cox of Cameron; and many more family members, friends and loved ones.
The Poteau Pirates soccer team was planning on beginning the defense of its 2013 Class 4A state championship, but they will have to wait until another day. The Lady Pirates are in the same boat.
Today's season openers at home against Greenwood, Ark., have been canceled due inclement weather.
The girl's game has been rescheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday, but Poteau girls coach Jim Erwin said the contest could be moved to Greenwood. A decision may not come until Wednesday, since both schools were out today due to inclement weather.
Sunday afternoon's sleeting show played havoc with Monday's high school baseball and slow-pitch softball games.
Monday baseball games canceled were Fort Gibson at Poteau, Hartshorne at Cameron, Arkoma at Panama and Pocola at Oktaha.
Monday softball games canceled were Bokoshe and Porum at Wister, Warner at Panama, Heavener and Broken Bow at Smithville and Spiro at Keota.
As of now, all of these games will try to be rescheduled except two softball match-ups â€” Warner at Panama and Heavener and Broken Bow at Smithville.
SAND SPRINGS â€” The Leflore Savages basketball team needed only one win this past weekend to make the Class B State Tournament. Unfortunately for the locals, it didn't happen.
The Savages saw the Cave Springs Hornets avenge the regional finals loss to Leflore with a 68-64 overtime victory over the Savages in Saturday night's Class B Area Tournament consolation finals.
The Savages had a shot at making state on Friday night, but came up short in a 57-52 loss to the Red Oak Eagles in the area finals.
Three people died in a house fire on Lennox Road near Whitesboro Monday afternoon.
The LeFlore County Sheriff's Department said names are not being released pending identification.
The Carl Albert State College Poteau and Sallisaw campuses, which planned to open at 11 a.m. today [March 4] will remain closed.
All other schools in LeFlore County also are closed.
The LeFlore County Courthouse is open.
Daniel Raymond Foster, 58, of Spiro died Saturday, March 1, 2014. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, at Victory Worship Center under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
Alvin D. Brown, 73, of Heavener died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 in Fort Smith, Ark. Services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 3, at Dowden Roberts Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Sandra Louise Berry, 39, of Spiro died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at Trinity Baptist Church under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.