Debra Ann Hale Blake

Debra Ann Hale Blake, 52, of Poteau died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.Debra was born Jan. 15, 1960, in Poteau to Willie Lee and Ada (Sharp) Hale. She was a housewife. She was a very active member of Trinity Baptist Church where she cooked often and taught Sunday School. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her husband, James of the home; son, Benjamin and Blair Blake of Poteau; daughter, Andrea and Brian Branam of Poteau; brothers, Carrol and Dona Hale, Andy Hale of Poteau; nephew, Micah and Elizabeth Hale of Fayetteville, Ark.; and four great-nieces and nephews. Services wiII be 10 a.m. Thursday, March 1, at Trinity Baptist Church of Poteau with Rev. LeRoy Billy and Rev. Jim Cook officiating. Burial will be in Fairhill-Knothole Cemetery, Cameron. Pallbearers will be men of Trinity Baptist Church. Honorary Pallbearers wiII be Paul Tolbert, Mike Dorey, Jim Craig, Randy Duncan. The family will visit with relatives and friends from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Trinity Baptist Church. You may leave an online message at are under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.