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Maggie Boren

August 1, 2014

Maggie Boren, 88, of Talihina, died Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Little Rock, Ark.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, in Whitesboro Cemetery under the direction of Burkhart Funeral Service, Talihina

Virginia Gayle Twilla

August 1, 2014

Virginia Gayle Twilla, 54, of Poteau, formerly of Heavener died Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark. The family will hold a memorial service at a later date. Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener is handling arrangements.

Janice Laverne Abernathy

August 1, 2014

Janice Laverne Abernathy, 72, of Bokoshe, died Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Bokoshe. Janice was born Sept. 13, 1941, in Bokoshe to Raymond Forrest and Pearl E. (Brown) Richardson. Janice was a loving wife, wonderful, caring mother and grandmother. She was willing to sacrifice anything for her children and family regardless of her plans or how she felt. Janice loved watching her children, grand and great-grandchildren play sports. She especially enjoyed family gatherings. She attended New Life Gospel Church in Panama.

Thomas Richard Lample

July 31, 2014

Thomas Richard Lample, 51, of Spiro died Monday, July 28, 2014.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Ark., under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.

Bertha Alexander

July 31, 2014

Bertha Alexander, 88 of Poteau, formerly of Farris died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Heavener.
Bertha was born Aug. 23, 1925, to John and Cora (Ethel) Bloyd in Darwin.
She attended school at Lone Pine and was a waitress. She married Lee Alexander on Aug. 13, 1943, at Atoka.
Bertha attended Monroe Baptist Church. She loved bowling, fishing, crocheting and crafts.

Florene “Flo” Bowman

July 31, 2014

Florene “Flo” Bowman of Heavener was born July 12, 1918, in Heavener to the late William Wallace Oliver and Sarah Melissa (Call) Oliver and departed this life on July 30, 2014 in Poteau at the age of 96.
She is survived by her daughters, Paula Fawn and Duncan Folino of Arroya Grandes, Calif., Betty Lou and Alexander Cooper of Poteau; daughter-in-law, Eva “Bootie” Bullard Alexander; three grandchildren,

Mozelle Pearce

July 30, 2014

Mozelle Pearce, 90, of Talihina died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Poteau.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at Falfa Baptist Church with Carrol Fitzgerald officiating. Burial will be in Old Talihina Cemetery under the direction of Burkhart Funeral Service, Talihina.

James Laurel “Dick” Dickson

July 30, 2014

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. (Ret) James Laurel “Dick” Dickson, 80, of Valdosta, Ga., passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 28, 2014, at South Georgia Medical Center.

Patsy Brooks

July 30, 2014

Patsy Brooks, 86, of Bokoshe, died Monday, July 28, 2014, in Rogers, Ark. Patsy was born on July 21, 1928, in Tahona to Earl L. and Gladys (Young) Brown.

Stephen Lanier Hensley

July 24, 2014

Stephen Lanier Hensley, 83, of Spiro died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Stephen was born on Oct. 20, 1930, in Brevard, N. C., to Floyd and Clara (Ducker) Hensley.
Stephen was a member of Victory Worship Center in Spiro and a member of the Fleet Reserve Association. He retired from the U.S. Navy, serving his country for 20 years in the Korean and Vietnam wars. Stephen retired as sheriff’s deputy and undersheriff for LeFlore County. He also was head of security at Blue Ribbon Downs.  He loved his church family and enjoyed gardening, yard work and fishing.

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