• Stigler

    Wiley H. Brooks Jr.

    Mr. Wiley Hamilton Brooks Jr. 88 of Porum passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Grace Living Center in Jenks. He was born on May 2, 1928 in Porum to Wiley H. Brooks Sr. and Lillie Mae (Martin) Brooks. He grew up in Porum where he graduated with the class of 1946. After graduation he joined the U.S. Army and served his country in World War II, before beginning a career with American Airlines that spanned 34 years. He made his home in Owasso, Claremore, and Chelsea before returning home to Porum. He will always be remembered as loving to fish for crappie and catfish, and most of all spending…

  • Wilburton

    Sherry Mae Watkins

    In Memory Of Sherry Mae Watkins Sherry Mae Watkins, age 62, of Wilburton, Oklahoma, passed away Friday, October 18, 2019 in Wilburton, Oklahoma. Sherry was born in McAlester, Oklahoma on April 16, 1957, a daughter of the late Edna Mae (Cunningham) and John George Morrison. Sherry was a homemaker. She attended the Lutie Baptist Church, of Wilburton, Oklahoma . Sherry is survived by: Daughter: Andrea Watkins, and Jimmy Dedmon, of Wilburton, Oklahoma. Sons: Nicholas Watkins, of Wilburton, Oklahoma; David Watkins, of Stigler, Oklahoma. Sister/Brother-In-Law: Linda & Johnny Montgomery, of Red Oak, Oklahoma. Brothers/Sister-In-Law: Robert Morrison, of Wilburton, Oklahoma; Michael & Terry Morrison, of Wilburton, Oklahoma. Former husband of 40 years:…

  • Ponca City

    Boyd Pendergrass

    Boyd Pendergrass Boyd Pendergrass departed this world and saw his Lord and Savior face to face on Sunday, August 25, 2019 and passed from this life to his eternal reward at the home of his daughter and son-in-law in Salina, Oklahoma, with his family present. He was 92 years old. Boyd Clyde Pendergrass was born in Stigler, Oklahoma, on January 17, 1927, to Truitt Terrill Pendergrass and Flossie Elritta (Beatty) Pendergrass. He had three brothers, Bruce Harvey Pendergrass, Truitt Terrill Pendergrass, Jr. and William Nelson Pendergrass. On September 2, 1954, he married the love of his life, Lula Maude Shelton. They celebrated 61 happy anniversaries before Lu’s death in 2016.…

  • Tulsa

    Laurina I. Dickerson

    Laurina Inez Dickerson was born on August 24, 1932 in Stigler, OK to Snoden and Bertha (Reece) Robinson. Laurina passed from this life on Saturday, February 2, 2019, at the age of 86.

  • Ponca City

    Joseph Junior Kelley

    Joseph Junior Kelley, 87, of Arkansas City, passed away Saturday evening, Jan. 26, 2019 at William Newton Hospital in Winfield. Born Feb. 5, 1931 in Arkansas City, Kan., he was the son of Joseph Elmer and Edna Maple Kelley. He was raised and received his education in Arkansas City. Joe entered the United States Army in Feb. 1947, serving during WWII. He received an honorable discharge in Oct. 1947. He then served in the United States Air Force from March 1951 to Dec. 1951. Joe was united in marriage to Betty June McKibben on Jan. 7, 1948 in Newkirk, Okla. The couple made their home in Arkansas City for several…

  • Ponca City

    Ella Caroline Hall Cariker

    Ella Caroline Hall Cariker Ella Caroline Hall Cariker of Ponca City, formerly of Cushing, was the daughter of Leo Bennett Hall Sr. and Sybil Satterfield Hall. She was born July 29, 1933 at Whitefield, Oklahoma, and passed from this life November 30, 2018. Ella was reared and educated at Whitefield and graduated from Stigler High School in 1951. Following high school, she started her career as an accounting clerk/Girl Friday in Stigler, working for the Oklahoma National Gas Company. She married her high school sweetheart, Dwain Dale Cariker, Aug. 1, 1955. After their marriage, Ella and Dwain moved to Stillwater, so that Dwain could attend college at Oklahoma State University.…

  • Wilburton

    Ruth Bush, Virden

    In Memory Of Ruth Bush, Virden Ruth Bush, Virden, age 90, of McAlester, Oklahoma, passed away Monday, October 8, 2018 at her residence. Ruth was born in Blocker, Oklahoma on August 18, 1928, a daughter of the late Mattie E. (McGuee) and Guy E. Waldrop. She was employed as a sales manager at Sears in McAlester for 30 years. Ruth was a member of First Baptist Church, of McAlester, Oklahoma. And she was a member of Eastern Star, McAlester chapter. Ruth is survived by: Daughters: Kathleen E. Harvey & Karim Khorasanchian, of McAlester, Oklahoma; Kimberly A. Harvey, of Stigler, Oklahoma; Karla M. Rowell, of McAlester, Oklahoma. Step Son: Mark &…

  • Tulsa

    Drill, Ruth Margaret

    Ruth M. Drill, 90, Hairdresser, passed away March 18, 2018 in Stigler, Oklahoma. Ruth was born April 17, 1927 in Iowa to parents John Sonius and Christina Amelsburg Sonius.

  • Durant,  Madill

    Eva R. Owens,

    Eva R. (Judkins) Owens passed away Friday, March 16, 2018 in Kingston, OK at the age of 96. She was born on January 3, 1922 in Stigler, OK to John Wesley Judkins and Ruth Colburn. She attended Stigler Grade School and married Robert Earl Owens in Oklahoma City, OK. He preceded her in death in 1997. Eva was a housewife who enjoyed quilting, and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Robert Earl Owens. Survivors include her daughter Judith Taylor of Moore…

  • Tulsa

    Jonnie Bonita Bankhead

    Jonnie Bonita Bankhead, 87, was born May 25, 1930, in Stigler, OK, and died November 24, 2017. Daughter of newspaper publisher Roy Bert Bankhead and Sepha Fay Edwards, she was the middle of three children, including older sister, Frenchie (deceased)…

  • Wilburton

    Kathy Lynn Watkins

    In Memory Of Kathy Lynn Watkins Kathy Lynn Watkins, age 49, of Stigler, Oklahoma, passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2018 at the St. Francis Hospital, of Tulsa,  Oklahoma. Kathy was born in McAlester, Oklahoma on April 12, 1968, a daughter of the late Geneva (Stephens) and Adrain  Watkins.  She was of the Baptist faith. Kathy is  survived by:Partner: Jordan Moye, of the home.Son/Daughter-In-Law:  Joseph & Kandarth Watkins, of Wilburton, Oklahoma.Daughter/Son-In-Law:  Cassie & Jason Watkins, of Farmington, New York.Brothers/Sisters-In-Law:  Charles & Virginia Watkins, of Wilburton, Oklahoma; Joe & Jeannie Watkins, of McAlester, Oklahoma.Sisters/Brothers-In-Law:  Dorthea & Wayne Wilcox, of Panola, Oklahoma; Linda & Larry Leamy, of Wilburton, Oklahoma; Saundra & Willard Francis,…

  • Wilburton

    Billy E Johnson

    In Memory Of  Billy E. Johnson Billy E. Johnson, age 90, of Stigler, Oklahoma, passed away Friday, November 24, 2017 at the  Haskell County Nursing Center, of Stigler, Oklahoma. Billy was born in Gotebo, Oklahoma on July 12, 1927, a son of the late Purnie Leon (Hobbs) and Charles Ivis Johnson. He worked for the US Postal Service as a mail carrier.  Billy was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, of Shawnee, Oklahoma.  He was also a 3rd Degree Mason, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Lions Club member. He served in the U.S. Army. Billy was the widower of Doris June (McConnell) Johnson. On October 26, 1952, they were married…

  • Muskogee

    Marian McBurnett

    Marian Elee McBurnett passed peacefully to be with her Lord on October 12, 2017 in Tulsa, OK. Marian was born on February 26, 1928 in Stigler, OK, to parents, Marion and Bernice (Sory) Campbell. …

  • Stigler

    Susan F. Morris

    Susan F. Morris, 69, of Stigler, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. She was born March 24, 1948 in Talihina, Oklahoma to Henry and Edith (Byington) Franklin. She grew up at Rocky Point and received her education at McCurtain School. Her family was the most important to her. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. Susan is survived by her five children, her three daughters, Clarissa Franklin and Mary Morris of OKC., Farrah Davis of Moore; her two sons, Murl Morris and James Morris of OKC.; her nine grandchildren, Arbin Munchel, Benjamin Munchel, Jamie Franklin, Patricia Franklin, Mario Franklin, Savannah Franklin, Andy Scoggins, Emma…

  • Stigler

    Jack Hunt

    Jack Hunt, 59, of Porum passed away Friday, August 18, 2017 at Sparks Hospital in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. He was born December 22, 1957 in Stigler to Lee and Doris (Collins) Hunt. He grew up in Stigler where he received his education. He married Renee Lindsey on December 31, 1976 and they made their home in Porum. He spent his entire career working in home construction doing sheetrock. He loved fishing and all outdoor activities. Jack is survived by his wife of forty years, Renee Hunt of the home; his son, Bill Hunt and wife Melissa of Roland; a granddaughter, Abigail Hunt of Roland; his mother and stepdad, Doris and…

  • Wilburton

    Jerry Wayne (Cotton) Cantrell

    In Memory Of  Jerry Wayne (Cotton) Cantrell Jerry Wayne (Cotton) Cantrell, age 65, of Wilburton, Oklahoma, passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at his residence in Wilburton.  Cotton was born in Wilburton, Oklahoma on August 13, 1952, a son of the late Grace (Nash) and Roy Lee Cantrell. He worked in the oil field.  He served in the U.S. Army.  Cotton was the husband of Deborah Cantrell. On November 12, 1979, they were married at Wilburton, Oklahoma.  Jerry is  survived by:Wife: Deborah Cantrell, of the home.Son:  Jerry Wayne Cantrell, Jr., of Wilburton, Oklahoma.Daughters:   Elizabeth Cantrell and Rebecca Cantrell, both of Wilburton, Oklahoma.Brothers:   George Cantrell and Howard Cantrell, both…

  • Wilburton

    Wanda Jewel Muse

    In Memory Of Wanda Jewel Muse Wanda Jewel Muse, age 94, of Wilburton, Oklahoma, passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017 at the Latimer Nursing Home, of Wilburton, Oklahoma.  Wanda was born in Stigler, Oklahoma on July 5, 1923, a daughter of the late Myrtle (McCaslin) and Hugh  Laughlin. Wanda was a  homemaker.  She was a member of the First United Free Will Baptist Church, of  Red Oak, Oklahoma. She was the widow of George W. Muse. In 1945, they were married at Arkansas.  Wanda is  survived by: Daughter:   Jackie Skidmore, of Red Oak, Oklahoma. She is also survived by 2 Grandchildren, 5 Great Grandchildren, 6 Great Great Grandchildren. Wanda was preceded…

  • Ardmore

    Pauline Youngblood

    Funeral services for Pauline Youngblood, 94, will be 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at Trinity Baptist Church in Ardmore with the Reverend Terry Tolbert and the Reverend Jimmy May officiating.  Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery. A time of visitation and support for the family will be from 6-7 p.m. this evening at the Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home.Pauline was born Oct. 29, 1922, in Stigler, Okla., to Paul Allen Hudson and Maude Ora (Newton) […]

  • Wilburton

    Rosy Bertice Bond

    In Memory of  Rosy Bertice Bond Rosy Bertice Bond, age 81, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at her residence in Tulsa. Rosy was born in Wickes, Arkansas on November 26, 1935, a daughter of the late Oliner (Selvidge) and Fred  Richardson. Rosy was a  homemaker.  She was a member of the Honor Heights Assembly of God Church, of  Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Rosy is  survived by: Daughters/Sons-In-Law:  Marilyn & Leonard Davis, of Coweta, Oklahoma; Sandra & John DeRomanis, of Bixby, Oklahoma; Edith Vich, of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Patricia Bond & John Mobley, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Brother-In-Law/Sister-In-Law:  Arley & Wanda J. Bond, of Stigler, Oklahoma.She is also survived by  8 Grandchildren,…

  • Stigler

    Beulah Mae Pinkley

    Beulah Mae Pinkley, 94, of McAlester, Oklahoma, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2016 at Walnut Grove Nursing Home in McAlester. She was born November 1, 1922 in Pawnee, Oklahoma to Sherman & Lucille (Hamner) Banning. Beulah grew up in Oklahoma City where she was educated. She married James Carl Pinkley and they made their home in Oklahoma City until retirement, then they moved to Canadian, OK. Beulah loved sewing, visiting with her family, loved reading and crossword puzzles. She dedicated her life to raising her family. Beulah is survived by her five grandchildren, James Thomas Pinkley and wife Amber of Canadian, Brian Pinkley and wife Kendra of Enid, Jack Pinkley…

  • Stigler

    Bryan E Irvin

    Bryan E. Irvin 87, of Red Oak, Oklahoma, passed away Sunday, December 18, 2016 at Talihina Veterans Hospital. He was born November 18, 1929 at Carter, Oklahoma to Patrick and Susie (Hendrickson) Irvin. Bryan grew up in the Stigler area and received his education from Kinta public Schools. He joined the United States Army and served bravely for twenty-one and a half years before retiring in 1969. He had also served in the Korean Conflict and in the Vietnam War. He then moved back to Oklahoma where he worked odd jobs for many years. His hobbies include fishing and staying busy. Bryan is survived by his two daughters, Bobbie Hawthorn…

  • Stigler

    Ronnie Bryce

    Ronnie Bryce, 64 of Red Oak, passed Sunday, December 11, 2016 at McAlester Regional Hospital. He was born December 21, 1951 in Stigler to Jim and Lavern (Leird) Bryce. He grew up at Stigler where he graduated from Stigler High School with the Class of ’69. Ronnie continued his education at Eastern State College and NSU. He served his country with the United States Navy for three years. He made his home in Red Oak and began a career in the Oilfield and also worked for the State of Oklahoma. Ronnie loved hunting, fishing, camping, and sports. He was an avid outdoorsman. Ronnie is survived by his three sons, Ronnie…

  • Stigler

    Leona Christine Gossett

    Leona Christine Gossett, 91 of Keota, passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at Mercy Hospital in Ft Smith. She was born March 27, 1925 in Keota, Oklahoma to William and Margaret (Palmer) Lee. Leona grew up in Keota where she received her education. She married Morgan Gossett on January 9, 1945 and they made their home in Keota and raised their family. Leona loved hunting, Bass and Crappie Fishing, she played softball and also coached softball. She never met a stranger and could talk your ear off about her fishing and hunting experiences. She was a special lady and wasn’t afraid of anything. She loved spending time with her family.…

  • Stigler

    Lana Kaye Shields~Lamb

    Lana Kaye Shields-Lamb, 54, of Stigler, passed away Monday, December 5, 2016 at her home. She was born June 6, 1962 in Stigler to Kenneth and Doris (Porier) Shields. Lana is survived by her son, Blaine Lamb of Stigler; her grandson, Breckin Lamb of Stigler; her mother, Doris Shields of Stigler; her two brothers, Don and Wanda Davis of Keota, Kenny Shields of Sand Springs, OK.; her niece, Chrissie Platt, of Pittsburg, Kansas; her nephew, Ty Davis of Oklahoma City, great nephew, Landen Williams of Hodgen, Oklahoma; her aunt, Freddie Shields-Tatum of Stigler; her great aunt, Rea Cole of Texarkana, Texas. Lana is preceded in death by her father, Kenneth…

  • Stigler

    Ruby Fern Roberts

    Ms Ruby Fern Roberts, 79 of McCurtain passed away Monday, December 5, 2016 at her home. She was born September 14, 1937 at Kanima, Oklahoma to John and Dovie (Friddle) Watts. Ruby grew up at Kanima and Keota. She married Fred Roberts and they made their home in McCurtain and started their family. Ruby began working at Spiro Nursing Home for several years. She was a caregiver for home health for many years until her retirement. She loved working in the yard with flowers and gardening. Ruby adored her grandchildren. She was a fabulous cook and loved feeding everyone that was hungry. She loved going to church. Ruby is survived…

  • Wilburton

    Billy Jo Crouch

    In Memory Of  Billy Jo Crouch Billy Jo Crouch, age 85, of Wilburton, Oklahoma, passed away Friday, December 2, 2016 at the Tidwell Living Center of Wilburton, Oklahoma  Billy was born in Wilburton, Oklahoma on April 5, 1931, a son of the late Viola (Glenn) and Roy  Crouch. He worked in the construction field.  Billy served in the U.S. Army. He was the widower of Cynthia  Crouch. Billy is  survived by:Daughters/Sons-In-Law:  Amanda & Chad Littlejohn, of Wilburton, Oklahoma; Krystal Gresham, of Shafter, California; Tysee Crouch, of McAlester, Oklahoma. Sons/Daughters-In-Law:  Dustin &  Jesica Crouch, of Stigler, Oklahoma; Billy & Allison Crouch, of Shafter, California.He is also survived by 10 Grandchildren, some great…