May 30th, 2012
Bob Everet Roberts, 67, of Poteau died Monday, May 28, 2012, in Poteau.Â Bob was born in Cameron on Feb. 5, 1945, to Willie and Madge Vera (Godwin) Roberts.Â He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.Â Bob was a carpenter sub-contractor.Â
George â€śEdâ€ť Rutan Jr., 73, of Poteau died Monday, May 28, 2012, in Poteau.Â He was born July 1, 1938, in Long Beach, Calif., to George Edward Sr. and Mabel (Kiser) Rutan. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a retired police officer from Long Beach and Heavener Police Departments.
He was preceded in death by his parents and loving wife, Gloria Rutan.
James E. Crawford, 62, a longtime resident of Caddo, died in Durant on Monday, May 28, 2012. He was born in Poteau to Glen and Truda (Halpain) Crawford on March 2, 1950. James married Mattie Cleo â€śCookieâ€ť Helton in Poteau on June 14, 1969.
Billy Hugh Huston, 90, of Spiro died Tuesday, May 29, 2012. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 1, at Tucker Church of Christ. Burial will be in Cowlington Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
Laverne Lovelace, 72, of Spiro died Tuesday, May 29, 2012. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 2, in the Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Spiro.
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, 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
Survivors include her daughter, Carol Lovell of
Bokoshe; grandchildren, Rose and Wes Young of Pocola,
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
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband,
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
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 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.