Jewell Earls, 84, of Wister died Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in Wister. Jewell was born June 2, 1928, in Glendale Bottoms to James and Alice (Ollar) Luman. She was a homemaker, a loving mother to her family, a kind and gracious aunt to her nieces and nephews and a kind person to friends and loved ones.
Jewell was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband, Virgil A. Earls; four brothers, Cleo Luman, Hack Luman, Hershel Luman and Harland Luman; two sisters, Dean Pilgrim and Elsie Heflin.
Jewell is survived by two sons, Gerald Earls of Wister, and Gary and Paula Earls of Ovilla, Texas; three brothers, Dale and wife Dean Luman, Pat Luman and Harrild Luman; a sister Rean Jones; three grandchildren, Wendy Smith, Sarah Kretchmar and Macayla Earls; three great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family, friends and loved ones.
Pallbearers will be Barry Luman, Wayne Luman, James Carrel Luman, Johnny Dale Pilgrim, Jeff Luman, Gerald Earls and Gary Earls.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at the Grace Manor Memorial Chapel, Poteau, with Bro. Jeff Little officiating. Burial will be in Summerfield Cemetery. The family has requested in lieu of flowers a donation be made to the American Cancer Society, Memorial Program, Heartland Division, 4323 NW 63rd. St., Suite 110, Oklahoma City, Okla., 73116-1513.
The family will meet with friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The services are under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home Poteau.
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