January 22nd, 2015
Hilda Reese, 70, of Spiro died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 23, at Flower Hill Pentecostal Church in Flower Hill. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
Four teams punched their ticket to the championship semifinals of the 83rd LeFlore County Tournament on Day 2 of the event at the Howe Gym.
The Howe Lady Lions, the top seed, had little problem with the Wister Lady Wildcats in a 74-26 victory, while second-seeded Arkoma got past Pocola 44-35.
The two boys games at this site were nailbiters. The Poteau Pirates survived an upset bid by the host Howe Lions to post a 47-46 victory, while the Spiro Bulldogs did likewise with the Heavener Wolves as the â€™Dogs prevailed 28-26 in a low-scoring affair.
For the first time in three seasons, the Poteau Lady Pirates will not win the county tournament.
After winning the 81st and 82nd LeFlore County tournaments, the Lady Piratesâ€™ bid for a three-peat got derailed by Carleigha Thompson and the Spiro Lady Bulldogs as they posted a 66-57 victory in the championship quarterfinals Tuesday night at the Wister Gym.
The other game at this site saw the boysâ€™ top seed, the Talihina Golden Tigers, prove to be too much for the homestanding Wister Wildcats as they prevailed 64-39.
The Leflore Savages, the sixth-seeded team, pulled off the upset as they downed the third-seeded Whtiesboro Bulldogs 47-41 Tuesday night at Carl Albert State Collegeâ€™s Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
The Heavener Lady Wolves got past the Leflore Lady Savages 46-43 in the other championship quarterfinal at CASC.
The Wister High School basketball teams toook advantage of getting the opportunity to play on their home court on opening night of the 83rd LeFlore County Tournament as they picked up home wins to advance to the championship quarterfinals.
The Wildcats kept the Cameron Yellowjackets at bay with a 74-62 win, while the Lady â€™Cats rallied from a 10-point opening-quarter deficit to down the Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs 49-37.
The Poteau High School wrestling team made it a happy homecoming Tuesday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse with a 52-30 victory over the Checotah Wildcats.
The Pirates will return to action tonight with a home dual against Greenwood, Ark., with the junior high dual beginning at 6 p.m. followed by the high school dual at 7 p.m.
Richard Wayne Fugate, 45, of Poteau died Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, in Fort Smith, Ark. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, in Evans Chapel of Memories with burial in Oakland Cemetery, Poteau. Family visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Evans and Miller Funeral Home.
Peter Boaz McCulley, 30, of Hodgen died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Tulsa.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, at Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home in Heavener. Burial will be in Hodgen Cemetery. Family Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Jay Kennedy, 77, of Talihina died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Fort Smith, Ark. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, in the Â Buffalo Valley School Auditorium with Brother Chester Cooley officiating. Â Burial will be in Laura-McGee cemetery under the direction of Burkhart Funeral Service, Talihina.
Bobby Dean Hamner, 76, of Talihina died Monday, January 19, 2015, in Talihina.
He was born Aug. 28, 1938, at Reichert to Cleave and Ruth (Milligan) Hamner. He was retired from the U.S. Army where he served as a medic.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife, Margaret Hamner; brother, John Hamner; and sister, Aline Luman.