September 20th, 2011
Annie Lou Witt, 82, of Wister died
Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, in Wister. Annie
was born July 22, 1929, in Eufaula to Fred
and Ruby (Eskridge) Williams. She was a
restaurant cook. Annie was preceded in
death by her parents; son, Donald Adams;
daughter, Betty Adams; husband, Eschol
â€śHankâ€ť Witt; three sisters and one brother.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Darrell
J. and Ginger Adams of Wister; three daughters and sonsin-
law, Carolyn and Robert Gutierrez of Belton, Texas,
Reah and George Maynor of Wister, Linda and Garry
Billy Mack Ramer, 79, of Poteau died
Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, in Talihina. Bill
was born July 31, 1932, in Red Oak to
Alvin and Ila Beatrice (McAlester) Ramer.
He was retired from Wister Schools. Bill
was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served
in the Korean Conflict. He was preceded in
death by his parents and two brothers,
Norval Ramer and Johnny McGowen. Bill loved horses
and loved to trail ride.
Survivors include a daughter, Karen Barragan of Santa
Anna, Calif.; two grandsons; three sisters and brothers-inlaw,
Gail Morrison of Poteau, Sue and Ronnie Burke of
Eight days before, Poteau softball pitcher Brenna Vise threw a perfect game against the Howe Lady Lions in the winner's-bracket quarterfinals of the 2011 LeFlore County Fast-Pitch Tournament.
Monday afternoon, Vise, who had not pitched since the Howe game, returned to the pitcher's circle and was â€śpitcherâ€ť perfect once more. Vise faced 18 batters, the minimum in a six-inning game, and struck out nine of them en route to an 8-0, six-inning, run-rule victory over the Sallisaw Lady Black Diamonds.
There was a partial repeat for the Poteau High School cross country teams in their second annual Poteau Pirate Invitational, which took place Saturday morning at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
The Lady Pirates repeated as team champion with 29 points, with the other local team, Heavener, coming in second with 44 points.
It's hard to believe that the postseason for all of LeFlore County's fast-pitch softball teams (except Poteau) and fall baseball teams has arrived. It just seemed like the season started just a couple of weeks ago.
But the reality is the playoffs in Classes 3A, 2A, A and B in fast-pitch softhball and Classes A and B in fall baseball will begin this week with district tournaments.
The complete district-tournament schedules are at the end of this column.
A Clerical Error
I would like to think of myself as perfect, but in reality only God and Jesus are perfect.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. â€” Anyone who saw Saturday night's Troy-Arkansas game at Frank Broyles Field at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium may have felt like it was two separate games.
In the first half, the Razorbacks (3-0) looked like world beaters. They scored on their first four possessions of the first half en route to a 24-0 lead by the 6:41 mark of the second period.
Oran Lee Ross, 80, of Cameron died Wednesday,
Sept. 14, 2011, in Cameron. Oran was born Sept. 5,
1931, in Hackett, Ark., to Glenn and Grace Ray Ross.
Oran was an engineer at Whirlpool where he retired
after 37 years. He was on the Cameron City Council for
50 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and
served during the Korean War. He was preceded in
death by his parents; wife of 56 years, Earlene Ross and
brother, Gene Ross.
Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Lea and
Jim Ridenour of Cameron; son, Byron Ross of Cameron;
Paul â€śButchâ€ť Dora, 41, of Poteau died Wednesday,
Sept. 14, 2011.
Paul was born Aug. 12, 1970, in Corona, Calif., to Paul
Lee II and Jacqueline Wales Dora. He was preceded in
death by his grandfather, Paul Dora I; grandmother, Patricia
Wales; and step-grandfather, Raymond Bean. Survivors
include his wife, Tonya of the home; daughters, Brooke
Elizalde of Redlands, Calif., Haley Pendergrass of Poteau,
Jessica Dora of Poteau; sons, Benjamin Hammon of San
Diego, Calif., Trevor Dora of Murrieta, Calif., Jordan
Pendergrass of Poteau, William Riley Dora of Poteau,