January 27th, 2012
Wilma Sue Marler, 81, Cameron, died Jan. 26, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â She was born Oct. 6, 1930, at Washburn, Ark., to Roland Rease and Ocie Bell (Gipson) Francis.Â Wilma was a homemaker and a retired nursing assistant. For many years she provided a loving home environment for approximately 60 foster children.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carrol Cooper, who helped raise her children; five brothers, Gene, Elmer, Velmer, Alford and Orb Francis; a sister, Ernestine Johnson; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.
While the Poteau Pirates wrestling team is the host team for the 2012 Maverick Conference Tournament, the Pirates won't be at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
This year's tournament will be today and Saturday at Carl Albert State College's Mick Thompson Fieldhouse. Action on both days will begin at noon, with the finals slated to start anywhere from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday.
Although CASC will be the site for the two-day event, second-year Poteau Coach Chris Barbee is glad to be the host team.
The National Football League season will officially end in two weeks. The Pro Bowl will take place Sunday night at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, followed the by Super Bowl XLVI between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots the following Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
I always don't know what to do with myself, and I feel lost at the end of the football season.
Merle Dwain McClain, 74, of Heavener died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, at Fort Smith, Ark. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener.
William Tobe Holt, 80, of Heavener died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener.
Michelle Helton, 49, of Poteau died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, in Poteau. The family will hold a memorial service at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, at New Hope Cemetery in Spiro. Cremation is under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home of Poteau.
Roy â€śJuneâ€ť Eubanks Jr., 86, of Spiro died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, in Mount Triumph Baptist Church under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
Vester Queen, 88, of Heavener died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at his home. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at the Loving Cemetery, Heavener, under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Alice D. Blake, 91, of Shady Point died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday Jan. 28, at Evans Chapel of Memories under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.