• Beggs,  Morris,  Okmulgee

    Eldon Gene Johnson

    Eldon Gene Johnson, 84, of Beggs, Okla, peacefully passed away on August 10, 2017 in Tulsa, Okla. He was born in Balko, Okla., to Gus and Luella Johnson on April 30, 1933. He lived on a farm in Laverne, Okla., where he later graduated from Laverne High School. Eldon met his bride-to-be, Eva Louise Damron, in Woodward, Okla. They fell in love and were married on Feb. 21, 1953. Eldon served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956. He was stationed in Tacoma, Washington, and later in Paris, France. He drove an Army ambulance while in France. After release from the Army, Eldon and Louise resided in Woodward, Okla.…

  • Beggs,  Morris,  Okmulgee

    Robert (Bob) Paul Hess

    A memorial service for Robert “Bob” Paul Hess, 85, Okmulgee, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 18 at First Christian Church in Okmulgee with Reverend Charlie Green officiating. Services will be conducted by McClendon-Winters Funeral Home. Bob died Sunday morning, August 13, 2017 at his home surrounded by family. He was born on April Fool’s day, 1932, a thirteen pound bundle of Bob, the youngest of five children in Decatur, Illinois to Katie Harmon and William Fred Hess. Bob spent his early years there and later moved to Herrick, Illinois where he met and married his wife of 54 years, Louise Smart. Bob served in the Air…

  • Beggs,  Morris,  Okmulgee

    Howard “Howie” Andrew Branson

    Howard “Howie” Andrew Branson, beloved husband, son, father, brother and papa, passed away Wednesday evening, August 16, 2017 in Okmulgee at 55 years of age. He was born September 8, 1961 in Tulsa to Barry Gene and Rita (Vonier) Branson. Howie graduated from Beggs High School in 1979 and attended NEO A&M College in Miami. He married Jenny Baldridge on March 22, 1980 at the Beggs First United Methodist Church. Howie drove a truck for his brother Jack at Cotton’s Trucking for over 15 years. He enjoyed coaching baseball and loved spending time with his grandkids. He was preceded in death by his father, a sister, Loretta May Branson and…

  • Beggs,  Morris,  Okmulgee

    Dennis “Hoot” Floyd Sharp

    Dennis Floyd (Hoot) Sharp, age 55, of Haskell, passed away on Thursday, August 17, 2017. He was born on April 17, 1962 in Okmulgee to the late Charles Floyd and Bonniegene Sharp of Morris. He grew up in Morris and graduated from Morris in 1980. Hoot was a very talented man. He worked several years at Acme Brick and was a truck driver for Arrow Trucking for many years. He also drove for Kirk Tank Trucks and worked for several farmers around this area. He also mowed and bailed hay all over Okmulgee, Muskogee and McIntosh Counties. Hoot was part of several “Coffee Shops” including Country Corner, Okmulgee Ready Mix…

  • Beggs,  Morris,  Okmulgee

    Harold Eugene “Gene” Williams

    Harold Eugene (Gene) Williams loved his family, faith, adventures and friends. Gene was born at home in Henryetta, Oklahoma the 9th of ten children on October 28, 1926 to Frances Lamer and James Elmer Williams. He graduated from St. Michael’s School and prior to serving in WWII he attended Kansas City Art Institute and Oklahoma A&M. After the war he went back to Oklahoma A&M (OSU) to major in Architectural Engineering. It was at OSU that he met the love of his life, Billye Joyce Hartgraves. Gene and Joyce made their home in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. It is there that they raised their four children and Gene set up his architecture…

  • Beggs,  Morris,  Okmulgee

    Mary Ann Taylor

    Sadly missed, deeply cherished and never forgotten Mary Ann Taylor “PUG” took flight with the angels on May 24, 2017 at the age of 65 years in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Mary was born to Gladys Albert on August 15, 1951 in Henryetta, Oklahoma. Mary enjoyed solving crossoword puzzles and listening to the “Golden Oldies”. She loved to knit and sew together anything we needed. Mary is preceded in death by her mother Gladys Landsberry, brothers Gary Landsberry, Charles Landsberry, and Robert Landberry. Although she is gone, her high on life will never be forgotten. Her memory lives on through the family and friends she leaves behind which include five children: Melanie…

  • Beggs,  Morris,  Okmulgee

    Robert Dale Ledford

    Robert Dale ”Bob” Ledford, Sr., a resident of Beggs, passed away Friday evening, May 26, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. He was 71 years of age. Bob was born December 21, 1945 in Okmulgee to the late William Isem Ledford, Sr. and Lola Maxine (Holden) Ledford. He proudly served his country in the United States Coast Guard during Vietnam. Bob was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Beggs and was Cherokee. He enjoyed fishing and gardening. He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson, Errol Sean Shaver, Jr., a brother, William Ledford, Jr. and a sister, Mary Marcella Aldridge. Survivors include his…

  • Beggs,  Morris,  Okmulgee

    George W Snow

    George W Snow was born February 10, 1938 in Rosston, Oklahoma to the late Emlin and Zella (Fox) Snow. He passed away Friday, December 16, 2016 in Tulsa at 78 years of age. George began his military career in the U.S. Navy and later retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1977. He was a Vietnam Veteran. He later became a Diesel Fuel Injection Instructor at OSU-Okmulgee where he retired in 1992. George enjoyed farming and ranching and especially working on old tractors. He was a member and past president of the Green Country Tractor Club and was a member of the Church of Christ of Morris, Oklahoma. George was…

  • Beggs,  Morris,  Okmulgee

    Kathleen Notley

    Kathleen “Kathy” Notley, 60 passed away on Friday, December 16, 2016 surrounded by her family. She was born September 21, 1956 to the late Cecil Evans and Mary (Powell) Evans- Radebaugh in Henryetta, Oklahoma. Kathy married Bryan Notley on September 15, 1975 in Springdale, Arkansas. She then became an army wife. Kathy loved her grandchildren more than anything in this world. She spoiled all of them until they were rotten. She was also known as Nanny, one title she embraced dearly. Kathy and “Thee” were always going to bingo and then she started taking the grandkids to bingo at the Elks Lodge. Kathy’s favorite thing to celebrate was Christmas and…

  • Beggs,  Morris,  Okmulgee

    Michael “Turtle” Littlebear Jr.

    Michael “Turtle” Littlebear, Jr. 37 of Oklahoma and Florida passed from this life on Wednesday, November30, 2016. He was born on January 25, 1979 in Tahequah, Oklahoma to Michael and Wanda Faye (Summerfield) Littlebear. Michael was a great man, who was loved by many Friends and Family alike, and was well respected by peers and coworkers. He had two amazing sons; Haden and Isaac, and one beautiful daughter, Kahlie. Michael was a hard working and strong willed man, who was setermined to be head strong in everything he did. He will be sorrowfully missed by everyone he had a connection iwth, large or small. Michael always managed to influence people…