May 30th, 2013
Mark Farley, 64, of Heavener died Monday, May 28, 2013, in Van Buren, Ark. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 31, at City Heights Methodist Church in Van Buren. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. in Hill Cemetery, Heavener, under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home.
Lena Juanita Ward, 96, of Pocola died Tuesday, May 28, 2013, in Pocola. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 31, at Evans Memorial Chapel, Pocola, with the Rev. Jimmy Waldrop officiating. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Velma May Hunt, 74, of Bokoshe died Thursday, May 23, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark. Velma was born Feb. 26, 1939, in Oroville, Calif., to Elick and Ethel Shields. She was a homemaker. Velma was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 40 years, Ron Hunt, on Sept. 7, 2012; daughter, Faye Daffron; son, Robert Hill; brothers, Art, Oscar, James, Wayne and Butch Shields; and sisters, Lily Joseph and Ursa Freda Shields.Â
Donald Edward Richardson, 69, of Pocola died Tuesday, May 28, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark. Donald was born on Aug. 28, 1943, in Plummerville, Ark., to H.L. and Opal (Townsley) Richardson. He was a retired salesman.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Mary Pledger.Â
ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE, SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS HAVE DEVELOPED THIS MORNING ACROSS PARTS OF
SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA. THESE STORMS WILL CONTINUE TO
MOVE EASTWARD INTO PARTS OF FAR SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND PERHAPS WEST
CENTRAL ARKANSAS THROUGH NOON. A FEW OF THE STORMS MAY PRODUCE HAIL
TO THE SIZE OF QUARTERS...ALTHOUGH THE GREATER SEVERE STORM THREAT
IN EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS IS EXPECTED TO BE THIS
AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS ARE EXPECTED TO INITIATE ALONG THE
Paul Wesley LeFlore, 85, of Bokoshe died Tuesday, May 28, 2013. He was born Jan. 2, 1928, at Milton to John Wesley and Ova (Weaver) LeFlore. Paul was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a retired auto body mechanic, loved to fish and hunt and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bokoshe.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Aileene Aary; and one brother, Jack LeFlore.
Saylor Slone Martine, 15, of Spiro died Sunday, May 26, 2013, in Tulsa. Saylor was born May 15, 1998, in Fort Smith, Ark. to Edward James Martine and Charity Loggains. She is survived by her parents; her sister, Savannah Martine of Spiro; aunt, Sheila Chaney of Magazine; uncles, Joey Loggains and wife Kim of Poteau, Dustin Loggains and wife Tasha of Poteau, Jessie Martine and wife Desire of Guy, Ark.; maternal grandparents, Roy and Anna Loggains of Poteau; and paternal grandmother, Connie Brown of Magazine. Saylor was preceded in death by her grandfather, Edward Max Martine.
MIDWEST CITY â€” Three local high school golfers competed in the 2013 Hudiburg Classic, which took place Monday and Tuesday at John Conrad Golf Course.
In the girls division, Hannah Ward, who repeated as the Class 4A state individual champion earlier this month, finished sixth with a two-round score of 157.
Poteauâ€™s Cody Shore and Cameronâ€™s Kody Whitehead were in the boys division. Shore, who was fourth at the Class 4A State Tournament earlier this month to be the highest Pirate finisher since Zac Pooleâ€™s state runner-up finish in 2004, was ninth with a 151.
Panama â€” Buddy Rothermel.
Sallisaw-Central â€” Caleb Callahan, Wyatt Dodd.
Muldrow â€” Dawson Floyd, Thaddeaus Jackson, Michael Victory.
Roland â€” Brooks Robertson.
Eufaula â€” Forrest Paden.
McAlester â€” Troy Meadows.
Oktaha â€” Caleb Shoemake.
Warner â€” Cody Coffman, Tim Smithson.
Coach â€” Jason Edwards, Warner.
Whitesboro â€” Quintin Ludlow.
Wister â€” Colby Turnipseed.
Red Oak â€” Devan Crose, Dylan Fazekas.
Smithville â€” Justin Kirt, Tanner Hudson.
Antlers â€” Caleb Smith.
Broken Bow â€” Quinton Maness, Hunter Neal.
Colbert â€” Cade Carter.
It looks like I may actually get to fish for one morning this summer. Chuck Restine and I are looking at going to Lake Tenkiller on Friday morning to catch a few smallmouth before heading to Pittsburg for a couple of baseball games.
Word is that they have been hammering the smallmouth, and there is nothing I like better than catching a few of those bronze beauties. With my schedule, I may not get to fish again till July, so I hope we get to go.
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