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May 30th, 2012

Bonnie Sue Green

May 30, 2012

Bonnie Sue Green, 98, of Panama died
Friday, May 25, 2012, in Pocola. Bonnie
was born June 8, 1913, in Calhoun to
Robert Lee and Mattie (Irvin) Cheely. She
was a housewife. Bonnie was preceded in
death by her parents; husband, Norman
Green (former mayor of Panama) on March
20, 1984; sisters, Pearlie Brock and Myrtle
Jordan; brother and sister-in-law, James
Dewey and Lucille Cheely.
Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Vivian
and Robert Stankewitz of Panama, Verna Lee and Robert
Morgan of Chino, Calif.; eight grandchildren, Vickie

Rowene Myrtle Spears

May 30, 2012

Rowene Myrtle Spears, 95, of Bokoshe
died Monday, May 28, 2012, in Bokoshe.
Rowene was born March 9, 1917, in Santa
Maria, Calif., to Chris H. and Mamie
(Launders) Kortner. She was a homemaker
and a member of the First Christian Church
in Santa Maria. She was preceded in death
by her parents; husband, Wilbur Spears;
sister, Betty Shelburne; daughter, Barbara
Moorehead; grandsons, Darrell and Joseph; and greatgreat
grandson, Jacob.
Survivors include her daughter, Carol Lovell of
Bokoshe; grandchildren, Rose and Wes Young of Pocola,

Wanda Ann Carver Stacy

May 30, 2012

Wanda Ann Carver Stacy, 65, of Henderson, Nev., died
April 23, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nev.
Wanda was born Nov. 25, 1946, in Los Angeles to
Lindsey and Ermel Bartley Carver. She grew up on a farm
run by her grandparents, J.B. and Talitha Carver, near
Milton.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband,
Jim Stacy.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Dallas
and Jason Johnston, and granddaughters, Riley and Kendal
Johnston of Henderson; brother and sister-in-law, Leon
and Retha Carver of Princeton, Texas; and other family
members.

Rebecca (Conrad) McDonald

May 30, 2012

Rebecca (Conrad) McDonald, 94, of Spiro died Friday, May 25, 2012. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, at Christian Grove Free Will Baptist Church under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.

Herbert Oscar Upchurch

May 30, 2012

Herbert Oscar Upchurch Jr., 61, of Poteau died Friday, May 25, 2012, in Poteau. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at Fairview Cemetery, Panama, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.

Henryetta McKesson

May 30, 2012

Henryetta McKesson, 98, of Fort Coffee died Friday, May 25, 2012. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, at Mount Triumph MIssionary Baptist Church under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.

Lois Pauline Rodgers

May 30, 2012

Lois Pauline Rodgers, 91, of Spiro died Saturday, May 26, 2012. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.

Charlene (Wells) Releford

May 30, 2012

Charlene (Wells) Releford, 99, of Spiro died Tuesday, May 22, 2012. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, at Roselawn Cemetery inn Spiro under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.

Billy Ray Shadwick

May 30, 2012

Early Friday morning, May 25, 2012, Billy Ray Shadwick left our earth to be in a better place; 21 days after May 4, when he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. 
Billy was 45. He was born Oct. 12, 1966, in Idabel to Bill and Shirley Shadwick. He graduated from Heavener High School in 1984 and attended CASC.
Billy married Stephanie on Nov. 27, 1998, giving them almost 15 incredible years together with the kids — Tasha and Garret Janway.
Billy’s prior employment was a Poker Room Manager at Choctaw Casino with his current employment being a Manager at Ron’s Discount Lumber.

Poteau Athletic Hall of Fame revival

May 30, 2012

It has been 10 long years since the Poteau High School Hall of Fame has had an induction ceremony to honor previous members of the Poteau High School fraternity of athletes, coaches and support staff. Friday night, May 25, the Hall of Fame held an induction ceremony that saw 41 former athletes, coaches and supporters enshrined. Only 5 inductees were not present due to prior commitments.
The induction ceremony was held in conjunction with the all school reunion, which is held every three years.

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