January 9th, 2013
James Newton Smith, 77, of Pocola died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Private family services will be held at a later date under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.
Glenda M. Sisson, 69, of Poteau died Jan. 6, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark. She was born April 1, 1943, in Thackerville to O.C. and Mildred (Scivally) Sampson. She was a foster parent, homemaker and loving mother and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband, Robert W. Sisson; three brothers, Virgil Sampson, V.J. Sampson and James Sampson; a brother-in-law, Chance West; a daughter-in-law, Sherry Langston; and parents-in-law, Robert and Margie Sisson
Launa Belle Turner of Poteau died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark. She was born Jan. 19, 1934, in Bokoshe to Jacob Louis and Ola Belle (Peerson) Cloud. She was a homemaker, a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and devoted Jehovahâ€™s Witness.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Doyle Gene Turner; two sons, Danny Gene Turner and Timothy Wesley Turner; two brothers; a sister; and a great-grandson.
Richard Allen Hawthorne of Shady Point died Dec. 22, 2012, in Shady Point. Richard was born Dec. 29, 1935, in Jenny Lind, Ark., to Richard W. and Grace Reynolds (Myers) Hawthorne. He was retired from the U.S. Navy. Richard was a member of the First Step of Faith Church in Poteau.Â Â
Survivors include his wife, Jacletia of the home; daughter, Karen Hawthorne of the home; sons, Rick Hawthorne of Paris, Texas, and Willie Hawthorne of Dixon, Calif.; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren; sister, Doris Clifton; and brother, Donald Hawthorne of Shady Point; other relatives and loved ones.
Daryl Eugene Todd, 63, of Spiro died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark. He was born March 22, 1949, at Riverside, Calif., to Gordon and Virginia (Chrisenbery) Todd. He was a self-employed hoof trimmer.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Dennis Byrd; and one sister, Tammy Ybanez.
Despite getting 21 points from Adrion Webber, it wasnâ€™t enough for the Carl Albert State College Vikings in their 83-73 loss to the Eastern Oklahoma State College Mountaineers in the second game of Monday nightâ€™s action at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
Despite getting 18 points from former Heavener Lady Wolf Skylar Cooper, the Lady Vikings fell 91-73 to the Lady Mountaineers.
The CASC teams will return to action Thursday night at home as they will entertain Redlands Community College at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse. The womenâ€™s contest will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the menâ€™s game at 8 p.m.
MUSKOGEE â€” The Spiro High School basketball teams bounced back from their losses Friday night in Poteau with wins on Monday in the 2013 Bedouin Shrine Classic.
The Bulldogs clawed Summit Christian 78-59, while the Lady Bulldogs were too much for Porter Consolidated in a 53-17 rout.
The â€™Dogs will play Oktaha, a 71-29 winner over Graham (Weleetka), at 6 p.m. Friday in the championship semifinals at Muskogee High School.