July 30th, 2013
(Editor's note: This is the first in a series of features that will revisit the historical figures of LeFlore County who have been recognized for their contributions. Throughout LeFlore County, buildings have been dedicated to people who many may not have known or may not remember. These features are dedicated to keeping the namesake's memory alive for future generations.)
We're going to be rolling out some new features in upcoming weeks. The first one is "smile of the week." If you are proud of your smile, or have a child (or parent) with a great smile, send it along to us at email@example.com, and we'll feature it in our "smile of the week" feature.
Brenda J. Hudspeth, 54, of Shady Point died July 26, 2013, at her home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born Dec. 7, 1958, in Tulare, Calif., to Harold and Marcella Campbell. She was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Harold E. Campbell.
Henry Lee Creech Jr., 63 of Colcord died Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at his home. Henry was born Dec. 18, 1949, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was a retired chief of police and a retired U.S. Army solider. Henry is survived by his wife, Barbara Creech, and children Kim Hanson, Kim Creech, Suzanne Anderson, Joyce Creech, Teresa Harnage, Jennifer McDaniel, Roberta Alldis and Damian Creech. He also has 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Henry will missed by the community he served well as mayor.
Mary Helen Jobe Anderson, 92, of Poteau died July 16, 2013. She was born on Sept. 29, 1920, in Covington, Tenn., to John Samuel and Lucille Campbell Jobe, the third of six children.
Luellen Overstreet, 101, of Spiro died Friday, July 26, 2013. Graveside services were held Monday, July 29, at Spiro City Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
Louise M. White, 82, of Fort Smith, Ark., died Sunday, July 28, 2013, in Fort Smith.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, in New Hope Cemetery, Spiro. Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Pocola. You may leave an online message at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com