Loyce R. Hall

Loyce R. Hall, 68, of Poteau diedSaturday, Oct. 1, 2011, in Poteau. Loycewas born June 14, 1943, in Big Cedar tothe Rev. Carl and Mellie (Jones) Pugh.Loyce worked at Country Boy Furniturefor 20 years. She was a member of the FreeWill Baptist Church in Panama, where sheserved as church clerk for eight years.Loyce loved her church. She loved to sing and going to theSaturday Night Jamboree. She was preceded in death byher husband, Billy Don McAtee; her only daughter, TamiBranstetter Gottlieb; nephew, Tony Terry; and her parents.Survivors include her sister and brother-in-law, Joyceand Don Riddle of Poteau; daughters, Donna Ross, SandyEllis and husband, Ken of Poteau; son, Billy Earl McAteeand wife, Randi of Rufe; six grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren;three great-great-grandchildren; nephews,Mike, David and Ray Terry and their families; specialfriend, Joyce Sears; other relatives and loved ones; manybeloved friends and her church family.Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at PanamaFree Will Baptist Church with the Rev. David Nolan officiating.Burial will be in Rufe Cemetery, Rufe. Pallbearers willbe Kevin Butler, Robert Troutman, Larry Milligan, TerryLovell, Brian Toney and Brant ToneyThe family will visit with relatives and friends at thefuneral home from 6-8 p.m. Thursday.Online messages may be left at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com.Arrangements are under the direction of Evans andMiller Funeral Home, Poteau.