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Oklahoma Obituary and Death Notice Collection - Le Flore County - 8

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Date: Thursday, 28 April 2011, at 10:33 p.m.

Ida Stallaby
Ida Stallaby, 82, of Red Oak, Okla. was born Dec. 25, 1915 in Red Oak. She died Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998 at the age of 82. She was a homemaker.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, 1998 at South Rock Creek Church, Red Oak with the Rev. William Fry officiating. Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery.
She is survived by one son, John Stallaby Jr.; four grandchildren; and a host of other relatives, friends, and loved ones.
Arrangements under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.

Rev. Leonard Sullivan
Rev. Leonard Sullivan, 82, of Oklahoma City, Okla. died Saturday, Feb. 14, 1998 in Oklahoma City. He was a former resident of Heavener for 30 years, former Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Heavener and other Baptist churches in the area. He was a retired Lt. Colonel Chaplain in the U.S. Army, veteran of World War II, retired Chaplain for the Ouachita Correctional Center in Hodgen, a lifetime member and past President of the Heavener Kiwanis Club, and member of the Putnam City Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1998 at the First Baptist Church in Heavener with burial at Heavener Memorial Park under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener.
He is survived by his wife, Ann; three daughters, Nancy Seaman of Lawton, Pattye Cantu of Old Hickory, TN, Janie Bowden of Bethany; one son, Rusty of Hodgen; one sister, Inez Stowers of Savannah, OK; 9 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his son, Mike and one brother, Buster.

Tom J. Traw
Tom J. Traw, 88, of Poteau, Okla., died Saturday, Feb. 21, 1998 in Poteau. He has attended school at Wister, Okla. and graduated from Southeastern College in Durant, Okla.. He spent many years teaching in Panama, Arkoma, and Darby Junior High in Fort Smith, AR. He was an Oklahoma State Representative for eight years, member of First Christian Church in Wister, was a Realtor and Builder in Arkoma where he lived for more than 50 years, member of the Retired Teachers of LeFlore County.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, 1998 at the First Baptist Church of Arkoma with burial at Roselawn Cemetery of Fort Smith under the direction of Fentress Mortuary of Fort Smith.
He is survived by his wife, Nina Traw of Poteau; daughter, Carolyn Sullivan of Poteau; two sons, Tom Traw of Glendale, AZ and Bob Traw of Arkoma; brother, Sim Traw Jr. of Gilbert, AZ; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Othel and Clayton Harrison, Billy Jack Rogers, Rick Snyder, Gary King, Jim Faulkner, Roy Dix, Jimmy Smith.
Honorary pallbearers are Bill Stewart, Jim Hamilton, Larry Dickerson.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association.

James Milton Turner, Jr.
James Milton Turner, Jr., 82, of Talihina, Okla., was born Sept. 20, 1915 at Moore, Okla. to James M. and Addie (Rainey) Turner, Sr. He passed away Feb. 16, 1998 at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Oklahoma City. He was a retired Butcher.
He had been a resident of Talihina for the past 20 years. he was of the Protestant faith. He was an honorably discharged World War II veteran.
He preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude Georgia Turner, in 1991 and two brothers, Rusty and Jack Turner.
He is survived by his three sons, Jim Turner of Irving, TX, Jerry Turner of Moore, Okla., Stanley Turner of Oklahoma City; one sister, Ruby Troy of Norman; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many friends and loved ones.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998 at the Drake-Jones Chapel with the Rev. Carrol Redwine. Interment at the New Talihina City Cemetery, Talihina.

Eleanor Lucille Carter White
Eleanor Lucille Carter White, 83, of Poteau, Okla., was born Feb. 3, 1922 in Oklahoma City, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 1998 at the Oaks Health Care Center, Poteau. She was a retired Teacher.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, 1998 at the First United Methodist Church of Poteau with the Rev. Marcus Barnett officiating. Interment at the Oakland Cemetery, Poteau.
She is survived by her two aunts, Kate Truitt of Carnegie, Okla., and Bess Symon of Mobile, Ala.; three sisters-in-law; numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives, friends, and loved ones.
Eleanor married Walter F. White, a Pharmacist, on Aug. 5, 1935 in Apache, Okla., who preceded her in death on July 5, 1987.
Mrs. White was a teacher for more than 40 years teaching one year at Box Elder, eight years at Apache, 10 years at Alex, one year at Bokoshe, and 20 years in the Poteau School System. Holding Many local, county, and state offices in the Oklahoma Education Association, Mrs. White was Teacher of the Year in 1976 for both Poteau and LeFlore County and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Poteau, First United Methodist Women, Administrative Board of the First United Methodist Church, member of the Poteau Arts and Humanities, Friday Bridge Club, lifelong member of the Poteau Historical Society and the Apache Historical Society, member at large of E.S.A., Women's Auxiliary of J.A.C.S., Sports Women's Booster Club, a member of the White Shrine and the Order of the Eastern Star.
Arrangements under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.

Willie Harold Wiles
Willie Harold Wiles, 75, of Shady Point, Okla. was born Dec. 19, 1922 in Panama, Okla. He passed away Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1998 at the Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center, Poteau. He was a retired Mechanic.
Services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, 1998 at the First Assembly of God Church, Shady Point with the Rev. Mike Bunch officiating. Interment at Fairview Cemetery in Panama.
He is survived by his wife, Margie of the home; three daughters, Joyce Farrar of Cameron, Sherril Faulkenberry of Shady Point, and Sharon Dillon of Poteau; two brothers, Paul Wiles of Ardmore and Carl Gene Wiles of Shady Point; eight grandchildren, Benny and Jackie Farrar, Kendall, Lori, and Lyndi Dillon, Brandon and Sara Faulkenberry, and Tera Davis; four great-grandchildren, Jamie, Joshua, and Haley Farrar, and Justin Farrar; and a host of other relatives, friends, and loved ones.
Willie was a World War II veteran, worked at Turman-Pierce Buick in Poteau for approximately 35 years and attended the First Assembly of God Church in Shady Point.
Arrangements under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.

David Gene Williams
David Gene Williams, 34, of Hodgen, Okla., died Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998 in a Heavener nursing home. He was lifelong resident of the area, member of the First Baptist Church, Hodgen.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, 1998 at the First Baptist Church in Hodgen with burial at Memorial Park, Heavener under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener.
He is survived by his wife, Susan; daughters, Kimberly LeFlore and husband, Carroll of Tulsa, Stalea Williams of the home; his mother, Billie Williams of Sharon Spring, KS; two sisters, Kathey Van Allen of Sharon Spring, Patricia Truijillo of Glenwood Spring, CO; four brothers, Velbert of Heavener, James of Monroe, Kent of Denver, CO, Ike of Glenwood Spring.

Ola Windham
Ola Windham, 89, of Heavener, Okla., died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 1998 in a Poteau hospital. She was a longtime resident of Heavener and a member of the First Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 20, 1998 at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Memorial Park in Heavener under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener.
She is survived by one daughter, Betty Stephens of Heavener; two sons, Ervin "Esau" Windham and John Windham both of Heavener; one sister, Thelma Hubbard of Heavener; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by one daughter Retha Davis.

Bob Yerton Sr.
Bob Yerton Sr., 68, of Panama, Okla., died Saturday, Feb. 21, 1998. He was the founder of Fort Smith Plastic Mold, Inc., retired before the company was sold to Syneed Plastic now Atlantis in 1990. He worked for Burns Security at Whirlpool after retirement. He was a member of Buck Creek Baptist Church in Panama.
He is preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Shatwell, his parents, Walter Sr. and Bertha, brother, Jake Yerton, sister, Pauline Swink, and two grandchildren, Marcus and Matthew Goines.
Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, 1998 at the Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort Smith, AR with burial at Barling Cemetery, Barling, AR under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel of Fort Smith.
He is survived by his wife, Karen Yerton; daughter, Bernetta Boatman of Barling; two sons, Bobby Yerton Jr. and Mike Yerton, both of Fort Smith; step-children, Tawnya and Phillip Lowe of Bixley, Barbara Williams of Panama, Geri and Gary Goines, of Panama, and San Antonio, TX; brother, Walter Yerton Jr. of Fort Smith; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, loved ones and friends.

Edna Wilkerson
Edna Wilkerson, 69, of Hugo, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2002, in Tulsa. She was born May 15, 1932 to John and Myrtle (Mills) Brown in Littleton, Colo.

James Edward Byrd
James Edward Byrd, 51, of Hodgen, passed away Thursday, October, 10, 2002, in Tulsa. He was a longtime resident of Hodgen, a construction worker and attended the Stapp-Zoe Baptist Church.

Willie Perry Akins
Willie Perry Akins, 89, of Poteau, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2002. He was born March 20, 1912 in Foreman, Ark. to James and Maude (Clark) Akins.
He was self-employed.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sisters, Annie Mae Akins and Lovie Carrol.
Survivors include his wife Edna Estep Akins of the home; five children, Doris Maddox of Poteau, Marie Akins, Esther and Warren Miller of Cameron, Alvin Akins of Shady Point and Wilma and Jim Graham of Shady Point; 12 grandchildren, Jeanette, James, Stella, Patricia, Larry, Bobby, Rachel, Rebekah, Joel, Jim, Delainya and Billy; 18 great-grandchildren; one sister, Dovie Estep of Shady Point; two brothers, Johnny Akins and Cecil Akins, both of Foreman, Ark.; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins; other relatives and loved ones; and a host of beloved friends.
The family will be meeting friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 14.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday, March 15 at First Assembly of God Church in Poteau with the Revs. Keith Williams and Joe Owen officiating. Burial will follow in Shady Point Cemetery under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home of Poteau.

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