• Grandfield,  Lawton

    Kenneth “Ken” Cook

    Memorial service for Kenneth “Ken” Cook, 68 of Meers, Oklahoma will be at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at First Baptist Church, Lawton with Don Armes officiating. Mr. Cook passed away on Friday, January 8, 2016 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Arrangements are under the direction of Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home. Ken was born on February 2, 1947 in Wilburton, Oklahoma to Everett and Nancy (Baker) Cook. He grew up in Wilburton where he graduated from high school in 1965. He then attended Northeastern State University for two years and graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marine Biology. He worked 13 years for the…

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    E.F. ‘Doc’ Coker dies at 98

    E.F. “Doc” Coker , 98, of Blanco, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Wilburton. The family will greet friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today, at Chaney Harkins Funeral Home, McAlester. View Full Information → E.F. ‘Doc’ Coker dies at 98

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    Eldridge ‘Doc’ Coker

    Eldridge “Doc” Coker, 98, of Blanco, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Wilburton. View Full Information → Eldridge ‘Doc’ Coker

  • Sulphur

    Nellie Francine Cupp

    A strong, proud, independent woman loved by many has left her earthly home at the age of 64. Nellie Francine Cupp was born in Midwest City on Feb. 25, 1956, and passed away March 22, 2020, in Davis. She worked many different jobs to provide for her family as a single mother, along with getting her associate’s degree in art. She was dearly loved by many, and she will be greatly missed by them. She is survived by her two daughters, Tonya Cupp and Christy Cupp; three grandsons, Kamron Cupp, Kaleb Cupp and Kyle Coberley; a sister, Lucille Skelton; two half-sisters, Betty Green and Sharon Goodwin; a half-brother, Robert Jackson;…

  • Wilburton

    Wilma (Hilburn) Billington Floyd

    Wilma (Hilburn) Billington Floyd, 91, of Shawnee, OK passed away March 20, 2020.  Wilma was born September 18, 1928 in Red Oak, OK to the late Noah V. Hilburn and Milton (Burgess) Hilburn.    Wilma’s early years were spent in Red Oak where she went to school and excelled on the basketball court.  After high school, she attended college at EOSC and SEOSC to become a teacher while also continuing to play AAU and semi-professional basketball.  During her time at EOSC, Wilma met and married David Rhoten Billington.  Wilma and David moved to Quinton, OK, where Wilma taught Home Economics, History and Civics for 36 years.  She always had fond…

  • Wilburton

    Norma Dean Bradley

    In Memory Of Norma Dean Bradley   Norma Dean Bradley, age 82, of Red Oak, Oklahoma, passed away Friday, March 20, 2020 at her residence.   Norma was born in Red Oak, Oklahoma on June 29, 1937, a daughter of the late Myrtle (Powell) and Charley  Danel.   She worked as a cashier at Roy’s Cardinal Food Store, of  Wilburton, Oklahoma.   Norma was a member of Rocky Point Methodist Church.    She was the widow of Doyle  Bradley.     Norma is survived by: Sisters/Brothers-In-Law:  Sally  & Leland Walker, of Red Oak, Oklahoma; Gwen & Jess Wommack, of Red Oak, Oklahoma; Lola May, and Mattie Sue. Daughter-In-Law:  Cathy Foster, of…

  • Wilburton

    Sandra Gail Walden

    In Memory Of Sandra Gail Walden   Sandra Gail Walden, age 68, of Wilburton, Oklahoma, passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at the Latimer Nursing Home, Wilburton, Oklahoma.    Sandra was born in Quanah, Texas on July 9, 1951, a daughter of the late Doris (Barnes) and Troy Hobbs.   She was employed as a CNA.  Sandra attended Bowers Baptist Church,  Wilburton, Oklahoma.    Sandra is survived by:  Daughters/Son-In-Law:   Kemra Wilkins, of Wilburton, Oklahoma; Sonya & Randy Jolley, of Stratford, Oklahoma. Son/Daughter-In-Law: Glen & Trina Wright, of Clarendon, Texas.  Sisters/Brothers-In-Law:   Dayna & Tommy Spradlin, of Eldorado, Oklahoma; Jeannie & Gary Butler, of Amarillo, Texas.  Sister-In-Law:  Deneice Castleberry, of Arkoma, Oklahoma.…

  • Wilburton

    Michael Lee Robinson

    In Memory Of Michael Lee Robinson   Michael Lee Robinson, age 76, of Wilburton, Oklahoma, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at his residence.   Michael was born in Phoenix, Arizona on June 2, 1943, a son of the late Rosa (McNeal) and Robert  Robinson.   He was employed in the construction business.   Michael served in the U.S. Navy.    He was the husband of Lillie  (Raybon) Robinson. On July 13, 1964, they were married at Pasadena, California.    Michael is survived by: Wife: Lillie Robinson, of the home.  Daughters/Son-In-Law:  Sonceray Robinson, of Wilburton, Oklahoma; Uritties Robinson, of Georgia; Nicola Robinson, of Manhattan, Kansas; Shannon Robinson/Crona, wife of  Perdro,…

  • Wilburton

    Tom Jefferson Ratliff

    In Memory Of Tom Jefferson Ratliff   Tom Jefferson Ratliff, age 97, of Wilburton, Oklahoma, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2020 at his residence.   Tom was born in Hartshorne, Oklahoma on October 28, 1922, a son of the late Myrtle (Pitts) and Edward  Ratliff. He was a high school graduate from Hartshorne High School and received an Associate Degree from EOSC.   Tom served in the U.S. Army Air Corp in WWII achieving the rank of Sergeant.    Tom was employed at Kiamichi Electric during his business career, serving in later years as General Manager.     He was a member of First Baptist Church, of  Wilburton, Oklahoma. He was…

  • Idabel

    Olin Shelton

             Olin Dewey Shelton, age 77 passed this life Sunday, February 23, 2020 surrounded by his loved ones at his home in Haworth, OK.           Olin was born on July 8, 1942 in Jade, OK, the son of Clarence Jackson and Myrtle (VanScoder) Shelton the 7th of 12 children. He graduated from Haworth High School the class of 1961. He attended college in Wilburton and then SAU where he obtained his Associates degree in Business Management. He…

  • Wilburton

    Daisye Marie Stewart

    In Memory of Daisye Marie Stewart   Daisye Marie Stewart, age 93, of Wilburton, Oklahoma, passed away Thursday, February 20, 2020 at the McAlester Regional Hospital, McAlester, Oklahoma.    Daisye was born on May 30, 1926, in Eldorado, OK to John & Hattie Weyrick.   She was the oldest of 11 children.  Her parents were sharecroppers, living in a dugout house with dirt floors. Times were hard and there was never enough money, so the family moved to Rush Springs, Ok in 1941 in search of a better way of life.   Two years later, at the age of 17, her father died from complications from an oil field accident.   Her youngest sibling was 3 days…

  • Wilburton

    Quietta Faye Sprouse

    In Memory Of Quietta Faye Sprouse   Quietta Faye Sprouse, age 73, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, passed away Thursday, February 20, 2020 at St. Francis Hospital, Muskogee, Oklahoma.    Quietta was born in Wilburton, Oklahoma on February 19, 1947, a daughter of the late Dorothy (Glenn) and Arthur G. Allen.   She worked as a park manager.   Quietta was a member of Centerpoint Baptist Church, of  Wilburton, Oklahoma and the Eastern Star of Wilburton.    Quietta is  survived by:  Son/Daughter-In-Law:  Robert & Sandra Sprouse, of Ruther Glen, Virginia.  Sister:  Bonnie Robertson, of Muskogee, Oklahoma.  Sister-In-Law: Phyllis Davis, of Talihina, Oklahoma.   Grandchildren: Ashley Martin, and husband Kyle, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma;…

  • Wilburton

    Palmer Lee (BB) Pace

    In Memory Of Palmer Lee (BB) Pace   Palmer Lee (BB) Pace, age 72, of McAlester, Oklahoma, passed away Friday, February 7, 2020 at McAlester Regional Hospital.    Palmer was born in Hanford, California on April 12, 1947, a son of the late Bessie (Chaney) and Harrington  Pace.   He was employed as an electrician.  Palmer served in the U.S. Air Force and Army. He was life time member of the VFW and DAV.  Was a Purple Heart recipient and a Vietnam Veteran combat soldier.   He was the husband of Mary  (Pass) Pace. On January 23, 1981, they were married at Wilburton, Oklahoma.    Palmer is  survived by: Wife:…

  • Wilburton

    Jerry Neil Barnard

    In Memory of Jerry Neil Barnard   Jerry Neil Barnard, age 69, of Porum, Oklahoma, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2020 at his residence.    Jerry was born in McAlester, Oklahoma on November 29, 1950, a son of the late Bobbie (Foster) and Neil  Barnard.   Jerry worked as a Water Treatment Supervisor.  He was a member of Panola Baptist Church Panola, Oklahoma.  Jerry served in the U.S. Army.   He was the husband of Donna (Williams) Barnard. On April 20, 1972, they were married at Panola, Oklahoma.    Jerry is  survived by: Father: Neil Barnard, of Panola, Oklahoma. Wife: Donna Barnard, of the home.  Daughter/Son-In-Law:  Jamie & Bobby Crocker,…

  • Wilburton

    Doyal Ray Rowland

    In Memory Of Doyal Ray Rowland Doyal Ray Rowland, age 82, of Wilburton, Oklahoma, passed away Saturday, February 1, 2020 at his residence. Doyal was born in Wilburton, Oklahoma on September 16, 1937, a son of the late Georgia (Jewell) and Arthur Ray Rowland. Doyal worked in concrete construction.  He was a member of First Baptist Church, of  Wilburton, Oklahoma. Doyal was the husband of Nancy  (Farrell) Rowland. On September 27, 1979, they were married at Wilburton, Oklahoma. Doyal is survived by: Wife: Nancy Rowland, of the home. Daughter/Son-In-Law:  Sheryl & Thomas Clawson, of Wilburton, Oklahoma. Sons/Daughters-In-Law:  Doyal Wayne Rowland, of Wilburton, Oklahoma; Anthony & Melissa Rowland, of Jacksboro, Texas;…

  • Wilburton

    Walter W. Newsom, Jr.

    In Memory Of Walter W. Newsom, Jr.   Walter W. Newsom, Jr., age 84, of Wilburton, Oklahoma, passed away Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at the  Latimer Nursing Home, of Wilburton, Oklahoma.    Walter was born in Wilburton, Oklahoma on November 19, 1935, a son of the late Lucille (Bloxham) and Walter  Newsom, Sr.   Walter worked as a welder.  He was a member of First Baptist Church, of  Wilburton, Oklahoma.    He was the husband of Margaret M. (March) Newsom. On March 2, 1957, they were married at Poteau, Oklahoma.    Walter is  survived by: Wife: Margaret Newsom, of the home.  Daughters/Sons-In-Law:   Kay & Danny Seaton, of Wilburton, Oklahoma; Melinda…

  • Wilburton

    Richard A. Swanson

    In Memory Of Richard A. Swanson   Richard A. Swanson, age 93, of Wilburton, Oklahoma, passed away Sunday, January 26, 2020 at his residence.   Richard was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma on November 23, 1926, a son of the late Florence (Bervinkle) and Herman A. Swanson, Sr.   He worked as an auto mechanic.   Richard was a member of First Baptist Church, of Wilburton, Oklahoma.   Also a member of the American Legion.    Richard served in the U.S. Army.    He was the husband of Barbara  (Brady) Swanson. On June 12, 1995, they were married at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.    Richard is  survived by: Wife: Barbara Swanson, of the…

  • Wilburton

    Larry Dale Lyons

    In Memory Of Larry Dale Lyons   Larry Dale Lyons, age 66, of Wilburton, Oklahoma, passed away Sunday, January 26, 2020 at McAlester Regional Hospital, McAlester, Oklahoma.   Larry was born in Oakland, California on July 16, 1953, a son of the late Florene (Smith) and George  Lyons.   He worked in the construction business.   Larry is  survived by:  Daughter:   Sasha Hardaway, of Red Oak, Oklahoma.  Sons/Daughters-In-Law: Travis & Sherrie Lyons, of Red Oak, Oklahoma; Corey & Kelli Hardaway, of Enid, Oklahoma. Brother:  Allen Lyons, of Red Oak, Oklahoma.  He is also survived by several grandchildren, nieces & nephews.   Preceded in death by his parents; brother, Gary Lyons;…

  • Wilburton

    Eulema L. Smith Montgomery

    In Memory of  Eulema L. Smith  Montgomery   Eulema L. Smith Montgomery, age 90, of Bridgeport, Texas, passed away Sunday, January 19, at her residence.   Eulema was born in LeFlore, Oklahoma on November 16, 1929, a daughter of the late Lena (Dukes) and Frank  Smith.   Eulema was a homemaker.   Eulema is survived by:  Daughters/Sons-In-Law:  Carlema & Terry McGahey, of Decatur, Texas; Judy & Joseph Lafaver, of Atlanta, Georgia. Sisters:  Patsy Crouch, of Bengal, Oklahoma; Barbara Green, of Bengal, Oklahoma.  Several nieces, nephews and a host of friends. She is also survived by 4 Grandchildren, 7 Great Grandchildren.   Eulema was preceded in death by her parents; brother,…

  • Wilburton

    John Arthur Gaustad

    In Memory Of John Arthur Gaustad   John Arthur Gaustad, 94, of Wilburton, Oklahoma born of Emil Gaustad and Clara Gaustad (Anderson)  on January 13, 1926 passed away at his home of 22 years in Wilburton, Oklahoma on  Saturday, January 18, 2020 with his family present.   John finished his career working as a civilian employee for the US Army on the Manpower Staffing Standards System for the Dept. of Defense.  He is a WWII Era veteran of the US Army Air Corps. He was employed as an Industrial Engineer.   He attended the First Free Will Baptist Church, of  Wilburton, Oklahoma.    John is  survived by:  Daughter:  Brenda Crouch,…

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    Jimmie Judith Dill

    In memory of Jimmie Judith Dill   Jimmie Judith Dill, age 86, of Wilburton, OK, passed away Sunday, January 5, 2020 at Latimer Nursing Home, Wilburton, Oklahoma.   Jimmie was born in Savanna, Oklahoma on November 26, 1933, a daughter of the late Arizona (Williams) and Jimmy  Williams.   She worked in the upholstery business.   Jimmie was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, of Wilburton, Oklahoma.   Jimmie is  survived by: Daughter-In-Law:  Mary Dill, of Wilburton, Oklahoma. She is also survived by Granddaughter: Debbie Ivey, and husband Fred, of Wilburton, Oklahoma. Great Granddaughter-In-Law: Summer Studeman, of Wilburton, Oklahoma. Great Grandson: Trey Ivey, of Wilburton, Oklahoma. 3 Great Great Grandchildren:…

  • Wilburton

    Linda Bernice Leamy

    In Memory Of Linda Bernice Leamy   Linda Bernice Leamy, age 72, of Wilburton, Oklahoma, passed away Saturday, December 28, 2019 at her residence.   Linda was born in Wilburton, Oklahoma on February 21, 1947, a daughter of the late Geneva (Stephens) and Adalia  Erwin.   Linda was a  homemaker.  She was a member of Gowen Baptist Church, of  Gowen, Oklahoma .    She was the wife of Larry  Leamy. On December 7, 1973, they were married at McAlester, Oklahoma.    Linda is  survived by:  Husband: Larry Leamy, of the home. Daughters:  Gena Ward, and husband  David K., of Gowen, Oklahoma; Christie Culberson, and husband  Brian, of Wilburton, Oklahoma; Laura…

  • Wilburton

    Edith Marie Cullbreath Nash

    Edith Marie Cullbreath Nash went to be with Jesus on the morning of December 28, 2019. Edith was born in her family home at Cravens, Oklahoma, on November 6, 1932.  She was the 8th of 9 children born to Cale and Maggie Back.  Cale was a coal miner and Maggie was a homemaker.  Edith and her siblings had little material assets, but were filled with joy, laughter, and plenty of games.  She and her brothers and sisters loved to play just about anything that they could come up with and they were all competitive. Edith is survived by two daughters, Ellen Robinson and Gail Sockey, and their husbands, who she…

  • Wilburton

    Connie J. Mitchell

    In Memory Of Connie J. Mitchell   Connie J. Mitchell, age 77, of Red Oak, Oklahoma, passed away Thursday, December 12, 2019 at her residence.   Connie was born in the Lodi Community in Oklahoma on October 21, 1942, a daughter of the late Violet (Decker) and Ray  Adams.   She worked as a cook at Red Oak Public School.   Connie is  survived by:  Daughters:   Betty Johnson, of Red Oak, Oklahoma; Marylan Johnson, of Scottsdale, Arizona.  Son: Paul David Holly, of Red Oak, Oklahoma. Brother:  Jimmy Adams, of Red Oak, Oklahoma.  Connie is also survived by 10 Grandchildren, 9 Great Grandchildren.   Connie was preceded in death by her…

  • Wilburton

    Michael Shawn Wilks

    In Memory of  Michael Shawn Wilks   Michael Shawn Wilks, age 48, of McAlester, OK, passed away Thursday, December 12, 2019 at McAlester Regional Hospital, McAlester, Oklahoma.   Michael was born in Danville, Arkansas on September 30, 1971, a son of the late Floye (Pickle) and Robert  Wilks.   Michael worked in the oil field.   Michael is  survived by:  Son:  Dalton Wilks, of Oklahoma. Sisters:   Tana Newport, of McAlester, Oklahoma; Melissa Anderson, of Alderson, Oklahoma.  Brother/Sister-In-Law:  Carl & Kerri Wilks, of Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is also survived by Nephews: Nicholas Wilks, of McAlester, Oklahoma; Caden Newport of McAlester, Oklahoma, and Alex Newport, of McAlester, Oklahoma.  Niece: Michaelanne Hensley, of…