Lula Mae Hood

Lula Mae Hood, 87, of Bixby died Tuesday, April 2, 2013, in Bixby. Lula Mae was born Sept. 20, 1925, in Picher to Raymond Leander and Etta Mae (Lychliter) Fesperman. She was an assistant postmaster in Bokoshe. Lula Mae was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, William Roy Hood; her parents; three brothers, J.W., Ira Ray and Billy Joe Fesperman; and sister, Betty Jean Bowden.She is survived by her three daughters, Carol Ann James, Wilma Nadine Tackett and Sandra Kay Sides-Ekiss, all of Bixby; one brother, Jesse Lee Fesperman of Houston; three sisters-in-law, Trebreh Brown of Bixby, Dorthy Mos and her husband Ed of Independence, Mo., and Eveleeta Hood of Tulsa; 10 grandchidlren, Theresa Drennon, Traci Stamps and husband Johnny of Bixby, Kevin Tackett and his wife Angela of Edmond, Kim Rayon and husband Curtis, Chris Sides, Paul Sides, Matt James, Marti Coleman and her husband David, David James and his wife Shana, and Darin Sides and his wife Kim all of Bixby; 19 great-grandchildren, Jerry Alan Sides, Bradly Sides, DeLayne Knapp, Jamie Ballard and her husband, Casey, Maegan Dunn and her husband Josh, Robert Chandler, Kaylee Chandler, Brandon Coleman, Brianne Drennon, Cody Rayon, Ethan Rayon, Ashley Tackett, Mackenzie Tackett, Terra Murphy and her husband Corey, Austin Sides, Tyler Sides, Bailey James, Avery James, and Paisley James; five great-great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Knapp, Brody Dunn, Brooklie Dunn, Phoenix Murphy and Ryder Murphy; and countless nieces, nephews and loved ones. Services will be held at 2 pm, Friday, April 5, at the Old Bokoshe Cemetery Pavilion with Pastor Randy Mitchell officiating. Pallbearers will be Kevin Tackett, Chris Sides, Paul Sides, Matt James, David James, Darin Sides.The family will visit with relatives and friends at Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau, from 5-7 p.m. Thursday.A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 12, at First United Methodist Church in Bixby.Donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church Missions, 15502 S. Memorial, Bixby, OK 74008.You may leave an online message at