Earl Cody “Buddy” Rhodes

Earl Cody “Buddy” Rhodes, 89, of Talihina died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in Talihina. Buddy was born July 30, 1924 in Centrahoma to Earl Hudson and Dorothy (Jordan) Rhodes. He was retired as a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. Buddy was a disabled veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Lakeview Church in Spiro and a member of FOE (Eagles) of Spiro. He enjoyed watching baseball, particularly the New York Yankees, and sports on TV. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Hilliard.Survivors include his special lifelong friend, Molly Wood; daughters and sons-in-law, Connie (Rhodes) and Brian Dedmon of Shady Point, Deanna and Lendall Vines of Van Buren, Ark., Barbara Rhodes of Alma, Ark.; grandchildren, Bradley and Jamie McKinney of Spiro, Joseph and Katrina McKinney of Morrilton, Ark., Brianna (Bourne) and Josh Robison of Spiro, Trevor Bourne of Tahlequah, Tammy Vines of Van Buren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Helen King; other relatives and loved ones. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, with Bro. Don Cherry officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Panama. Pallbearers will be Brian Dedmon, Bradley McKinney, Joseph McKinney, Trevor Bourne, Josh Robison and Jeremy Jones.Family visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.