May 17th, 2012
Citizens and law enforcement officials from all over the county as well as Arkansas and Oklahoma are expected to be in attendance tomorrow at the funeral services for long time Poteau Police Chief B.J. Smith.
The services are being held at the Donald W. Reynolds Center in order to accomadate as many people as possible under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home in Poteau.
Smith passed away Monday following a long battle with Cancer. He leaves behind his wife Ramona, and three boys, Billy Dalton, Joshua Boyd, and Jacob Ryan.
Beatrice Baugh, 81, of Talihina died Monday, May 14, 2012, at her home. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 18, at Whitesboro Assembly of God with Carrol Fitzgerald officiating. Burial will be in Whitesboro Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Katy Cunningham, 51, of Harrison, Ark., died Monday, May 14, 2012, in Harrison. She was born Jan. 13, 1961, in Little Rock, Ark., to Charles Copeland and Freda (Ballard) Copeland.Â She was a facility provisioner for Windstream.
Anna Mae Smedley, 48, of Howe died Saturday, May 12, 2012, in Tulsa. Anna was born July 25, 1963, in Glendale, Ariz., to James and Emma (Caskey) Maxie.Â She is preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and one brother.
Â Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy and Joe Attaway of Victoria, Texas, Sarah and Scott Martin of Poteau, Shannon Smedley and Matt Jamison of Long; grandson, Taylor Attaway; other relatives and loved ones; many beloved friends.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, with Rev. Jim Cook officiating.
Charles Richard âDickâ Bruesch, 85, of Heavener reached the clearing at the end of his path on May 15, 2012, in Heavener.Â He was born Dec. 31, 1926, at Edmond, to Frank and Minnie (Azlin) Bruesch.Â Â He was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard serving in WW II, signing up for the duration right after Pearl Harbor.Â He was a cattle rancher, poultry farmer and welder by trade.Â He was loved and will be missed by his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2012 at Crestlawn Memorial Park in Conway, Ark., for Billy Jack (Mercer Lillian) Whayne Holcomb, 94. She was born Feb. 24, 1918, to Robert C. and Phena Ball Whayne in Bentonville, Ark., where she married Warren G. Holcomb in 1946. She worked as a house mother at Arkansas Childrenâs Colony in Conway and was a seamstress all of her life, as well as a baby sitter for many families throughout the years. She was also a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother.
A two car collision in front of the PDN offices Tuesday afternoon resulted in one person being treated at Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center while two others walked away uninjured. The grey car, which was attempting to turn left out of the PDN parking lot failed to see the northbound black pickup. The truck struck the front passenger side of the car then spun around coming to rest southbound in the inside lane of traffic. The driver and passenger of the pickup were not injured.
CAMERON â The 2011-12 Cameron High School Athletic Awards Banquet took place Monday night, honoring the Yellowjacket and Lady âJacket athletes for the achievements this school year.
When the Arkoma Mustangs football team had its Blue-White Scrimmage Monday night at Mustang Field, Coach Mark Weatherton saw both good and not-as-good things.
For starters, all players saw a lot of action.
âI was really pleased,â he said. âWe don't have a lot of players, so we needed to get some reps â and we got reps. We got a chance to work on the stuff we had to work on. We didn't get any injuries. It went well.â