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Eugene "Gene" Merle Kellogg

March 19, 1926 - March 27, 2012

Eugene "Gene" Merle Kellogg of Wyandotte, OK passed away March 27, 2012 at Integris Baptist Regional Health Center in Miami, Oklahoma . He was 86. Mr. Kellogg was born March 19, 1926 in Ottawa County to Charles Elmer and Eliza Ann (Leader) Kellogg and he was the 9th of 13 Children. He had lived in Ottawa County most of Life and was in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was of the Assembly of God...
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Sarah Helen Allen

August 5, 1920 - March 27, 2012

Sarah Helen Allen of Miami, OK passed away Tuesday March 27, 2012 at her home in Miami, OK. She was 91. Mrs. Allen was born August 5, 1920 in Saginaw, Texas to John and Florence (Stringer) Morris. She had lived in the Miami area since 1956 moving from Texas and was a member of the First Methodist Church, BPW and she worked for the Green Thumb Program and the Boys & Girls Club. She was...
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Jerry Bert Wheeler

November 23, 1954 - March 26, 2012

Jerry Bert Wheeler of Kennett, MO passed away Monday March 26, 2012 at his home. He was 57. Mr. Wheeler was born November 23, 1954 in Miami, Ok to Charles and Mary Jo (Abernathy) Wheeler. He had lived in Ottawa County area most of his life. He was a Foreman, working for Trinity Enterprises. He was of the Methodist faith and a member of Red Red Rose and American Welding Society. He was...
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John Richard Sartin

January 12, 1935 - March 25, 2012

John Richard Sartin age 77 of Commerce, Oklahoma passed away, Sunday, March 25, 2012 at his home in Commerce. He was born on January 12, 1935 the son of John Allen & Nona Maire (Loveless) Sartin. John worked pipeline construction as a demolition explosives expert most of his life. His greatest passions were cutting wood, fishing and his dog Lightning. God got a good man and papa and will be...
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Leon Edward Burris

December 21, 1925 - March 23, 2012

Leon Edward Burris age 86 of Fairland, Oklahoma passed away Friday, March 23, 2012 at Integris Baptist Hospital in Grove, Oklahoma. He was born on December 21, 1925 in Fairland, Oklahoma the son of Bill & Ollie Jane (Pickens) Burris. He served in the United States Navy overseas during WWII. After he was honorably discharged from the Navy he began working for KONG Railroad, retiring after many...
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Clarence Wayne McMinn

February 15, 1941 - March 20, 2012

Clarence Wayne McMinn of Miami, OK passed away peacefully Tuesday March 20, 2012 at his home. He was 71. Mr. McMinn was born February 15, 1941 in Picher, Ok to Clark Lester and Una Beatrice (Frost) McMinn. He had lived in the Quapaw, Miami area all his life. Clarence married his childhood sweetheart Joan Nichols , June 12, 1957 in Jay, Oklahoma. Clarence was a many time Golden Gloves...
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Clara Ethel Allison

July 30, 1924 - March 19, 2012

Clara Ethel (Fry) Allison of Quapaw, OK passed away Monday March 19, 2012 at Galena Nursing Center in Galena, KS. She was 87. She was born July 30, 1924 in Spade Mountain, OK. to Steven and Mary (Charles) Fry. She lived in the Quapaw area most of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband Roy, Daughter Connie and a Son Ronald. Survived by 2 Sons Ricky Allison and wife Julia...
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Loretta Evans

January 10, 1926 - March 19, 2012

Loretta Mae Evans of Baxter Springs, KS. passed away Monday March 19, 2012 at Kindred Hospital in Tulsa, OK. She was 86. Mrs. Evans was born January 10, 1926 in Monarch, OK to Freeman and Iva (Armstrong) Coach. She had lived in Baxter Springs since 2007 moving from Picher, OK. She had worked as a seamstress for Glen Berry Mfg for 30 years in Commerce, OK and 10 years at King Louie Mfg in...
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Willie Sue Cook

July 19, 1918 - March 19, 2012

Willie Sue Cook of Miami, OK passed away Monday March 19, 2012 at Integris Baptist Regional Hospital in Miami, OK. She was 93. Mrs. Cook was born July 19, 1918 in Sand Springs, OK to William Basil and Susie (Barnett) Beard. She had lived in Miami since 1986 moving from Sand Springs, OK. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Miami and had worked for Commander Mills in Sand Springs...
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Leo Aatone Captain

October 16, 1914 - March 19, 2012

Leo Antone Captain of Miami, OK passed away Monday March 19, 2012 at Miami Nursing Center in Miami. He was 97. Mr. Captain was born October 16, 1914 in Miami, OK to Thomas and Florence (Longan) Captain. Leo was the eldest surviving member of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe. He was a Navy Veteran of World War II serving in the "CBs" (Navy Construction Battalion in the Pacific Theater of the war. He...
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Nettie Jean Combs

March 2, 2012 - March 18, 2012

Nettie Jean Finley was born in Welch, Oklahoma, on March 2, 1930, to Otho and Nettie May Finley. She passed away on March 18, 2012, at the Higher Call Nursing Center in Quapaw, OK at the age of 82. She married Herman Elam Combs on July 17, 1946, in Oswego, Kansas. She attended Welch Public Schools and was a member of Welch Baptist Church. She owned and operated Supreme Toning in Miami for five...
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Terry Lynn Bendure, Jr.

January 18, 1967 - March 17, 2012

Terry Lynn Bendure, Jr. of Quapaw, OK passed away Saturday March 17, 2012. He was 45. Mr. Bendure was born January 18, 1967 in Claremore, OK to Terry and Julia (Rogers) Bendure. He had lived most of his life in the Quapaw area and was a Seneca – Cayuga Indian. He worked at J & M Farms and a member of the House of Prayer in Rogers, ARK. Survivors includes His Parents Terry and...
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Emmett N. Hollon

February 11, 1922 - March 17, 2012

Emmett N. Hollon age 90 of Commerce, Oklahoma passed away, Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Eastwood Manor Nursing Home in Commerce. He was born February 11, 1922 in Checotah, Oklahoma the son of Noah & Katie (West) Hollon. He served in the United States Army overseas during WWII receiving many awards and medals before his honorable discharge. He was united in marriage to Ermal Eddins on November...
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Velma Eileen Hayes

January 8, 1929 - March 13, 2012

Velma Eileen Stow Hayes born January 8, 1926 to Frank and Nellie Stow at Plano, MO. When she was 5 yrs old her family moved to a farm near Carthage when she was a freshman in high school they moved to Alba, MO. On May 30, 1942 she married James Black and to this union 3 children were born. On March 27, 1967 she married Randelle J. Hayes and they were married 32 years. Eileen worked for the...
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Berniece H. Cross

April 30, 1921 - March 8, 2012

Berniece H. Cross, 90, of Miami, Oklahoma passed away Thursday, March 8, 2012 in the Integris Baptist Regional Hospital in Miami. Berniece was born April 30, 1921 in Sedalia, Missouri to Mildred Luceal Beaver. She owned and operated a Beauty Salon in Miami during the 40's called "The Vogue" she was also the beauty operator for the Nine Tribes Salon for several years. She is preceded in death...
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Yvonne Marie Sisson

June 2, 1951 - March 8, 2012

Yvonne Marie Sisson age 60 of Miami, Oklahoma passed away March 8, 2012 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. She was born on June 2, 1951 in Jasper County, Missouri the daughter of Oscar Evan & Lucille Marie (Halsey) Sisson. She was preceded in death by her parents and 1 brother, Michael Sisson. She is survived by a son, Stephen Sisson and his wife Kari, of Miami, Oklahoma and a daughter,...
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Sheldon D. Spurgeon

October 18, 1959 - March 7, 2012

Sheldon D. Spurgeon of Miami, Oklahoma passed away Wednesday March 7, 2012 at Integris Baptist Regional Heath Center. He was 52. He was born October 18, 1959 in Miami, Oklahoma to Orville and Virginia (Hopper) Spurgeon. He lived in the Miami area most of his life. He was of the Assembly of God faith. He loved and enjoyed being with his grandchildren. He married Ruby (Loftin) November 7, 2004...
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Blanch Irene Harlin

June 11, 1917 - March 3, 2012

Blanch Irene Harlin of Commerce, OK passed away Saturday March 3, 2012 at Eastwood Manor in Commerce, OK. She was 94. Mrs. Harlin was born June 11, 1917 in Picher, OK to Eulys and Annie (Simmons) Lawrence. She had lived in the Commerce area most of her life, she was a Medical record clerk, and member of the First United Methodist Church in Commerce, OK for many years. She was preceded in...
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Dennis "Ricky" Fred Faulkner

January 9, 1948 - March 2, 2012

Dennis Fred "Ricky" Faulkner of Miami, Oklahoma Passed away Friday March 2, 2012 in Miami, Ok. He was 64. Mr. Faulkner was born January 9, 1948 in Okmulgee, OK to Fred and Margaret Faulkner. He is survived by a sister Carolyn Phipps No Services At This Time
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Betty J. Conner

May 30, 1934 - March 2, 2012

Betty J. Conner of age 77 of North Miami, passed away Friday, March 2, 2012 at Freeman Health System in Joplin, Missouri. She was born on May 30, 1934 in Phoenix, Arizona the daughter of Guy & Mable Bryant. She was a founding member of the Trinity Worship Center in Baxter Springs, Kansas. She was united in marriage to James Conner who has preceded her in death. She is also preceded in death...
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Ronald Joe "Ron" Vincent

January 3, 1938 - February 29, 2012

Went Home to be with the Lord, February 29, 2012, at St Francis Hospital in Tulsa, OK., at the age of 74. He was born January 3, 1938, in Oklahoma City to James Alvin Vincent and Lois (McCarty) Vincent Boyd. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Fairland where he served in many positions Sunday School Director, Brotherhood Director, he was Ordained as Deacon November 6, 1994. In his...
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Ralph H. Huston

February 9, 1933 - February 28, 2012

Ralph H. Huston age 79 of Columbus, Kansas, passed away, Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at the Medicalodge of Columbus Nursing Home in Columbus, Kansas. He was born on February 9, 1933 in Columbus, Kansas the son of James & Celia (Catlett) Huston. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. He worked as a machinist in automotive factories most of his life. In his early years he played bass...
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Doris L. Smith

May 13, 1926 - February 26, 2012

Doris L. Smith of Commerce, Oklahoma passed away Sunday February 26, 2012 in Commerce. She was 85. She was born May 13, 1926 in Chanute, Kansas to Clyde and Alice (Lacy) Trammell. She moved to Picher in 1955 from Gerard, Kansas. She was a Homemaker and a Christian. She attended Tri-State Fellowship in Cardin, OK. She married James Franklin Smith Sr. September 29, 1947 he preceded her in death...
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Dale E. Tarter

September 2, 1935 - February 23, 2012

Dale E. Tarter of Miami, OK passed away Thursday February 23, 2012 at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, MO. He was 76. Mr. Tarter was born September 2, 1935 in Scammon, KS to Ed and Grace (Stoneking) Tarter. He had lived most of his life in the Miami Area and served in the U.S. Army, he was of the Baptist Faith and drove for Pelivan. He was preceded in death by his parents, and 4 brothers Irvin,...
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Carrie Lee Coffee

March 19, 1924 - February 23, 2012

Carrie Lee Coffee age 87, passed away Thursday, February 23, 2012 at Osborne Care & Rehabilitation Center in Miami, Oklahoma. She was born on March 19, 1924 in Greenfield, Iowa, the daughter of Zarah & Nellie Lee (Wright) Snell. She was united in marriage to Louie Coffee on August 16, 1947 in Miami, Oklahoma. She is a retired school teacher who taught English in the Commerce School District...
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Nicole Star Torres

June 4, 1977 - February 22, 2012

Nicole Star Torres – Bagnell of Miami, OK passed away Wednesday February 22, 2012 at Miami Nursing Center in Miami, OK. She was 37. Nicole was born June 4, 1977 in Claremore, OK to Thomas "Bill" and Elaine Truelove (Murdock) Bagnell. She had lived in the Miami area all her life and a member of Spring River Indian Baptist Church. She worked for Wendy's as a manager. She was preceded in...
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David "Andy" Duncan

July 31, 1964 - February 19, 2012

David Andrew "Andy" Duncan of Miami, Oklahoma passed away Sunday February 19, 2012 at Baptist Regional Health System in Miami, Oklahoma. He was 47. He was born July 31, 1964 to John Merriwell Dean and Mary Ruth (Gilstrap) Duncan in Joplin, Missouri. He graduated from Miami High School in 1983 and then got his associates degree in Engineering from Northeast Oklahoma A&M College in Miami, OK. He...
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Luke C. Wood

February 17, 1925 - February 19, 2012

Luke C. Wood of Miami, Oklahoma passed away Sunday February 19, 2012 at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Missouri. He was 87. He was born on February 17, 1925 in Slick, Oklahoma to Gilbert and Ruby Mae (Conrad) Wood. He retired after 18 years from the US Postal Service out of Tulsa, OK as a custodian. He worked with the DAV Chapter 32. He's lived in the area for six years after moving from the...
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Thomas C Downing

December 26, 1930 - February 16, 2012

Thomas C. Downing passed away Thursday, February 16, 2012 in Claremore Regional Hospital in Claremore, Oklahoma he was 81 years old. Thomas was born December 26, 1930 to Henry Clay and Mary Lee (Duncan) Downing in Stillwell, Oklahoma. He was an undefeated boxer while attending chilocco Indian School in Ark City, Kansas and graduated in 1950. He served in the United States Army 45th Infantry...
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Eula Beatrice Haddock

September 12, 1932 - February 14, 2012

Eula Beatrice Haddock of Quapaw, Ok passed away Tuesday February 14, 2012 at St. John's Medical Center in Tulsa, OK. She was 79. Mrs. Haddock was born September 12, 1932 in Rose, OK to W.R. and Zelda Pearl (Aimiotte) Brumback. She was a homemaker and was a member of Rebekah Lodge since 1958. She had worked at King Louie, Glen berrys and Burlington. She was preceded in death by her parents,...
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Elva Colleen Vandiver

September 11, 1929 - February 13, 2012

Elva Colleen Vandiver formally of Picher, OK passed away Monday February 13, 2012 at Rosamond, Calf. She was 82. Mrs. Vandiver was born September 11, 1929 in Treece, KS to Robert E. and Dorothy L. (Dilday) Wood. She was a Homemaker and Cherry Red at the Baptist Regional Health Center in Miami for many years. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Picher, OK. She was...
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Cletis Wayne Cook

December 5, 1964 - February 13, 2012

Cletis Wayne Cook of Commerce, OK passed away Monday, February 13 at his home from complications of a motorcycle accident. He was born December 5, 1964 to Erma Jean (LaDuke) and Ralph Cook in Miami, OK. He graduated from Commerce High School in 1983. Cletis married Sheila Moss on August 20, 1994. He was employed for 23 years at Commerce Plastics as a production supervisor. Cletis loved to...
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Lanceton Dane Hollenbeck

September 4, 2010 - February 12, 2012

Lanceton Dane Hollenbeck of Miami, Oklahoma passed away Sunday, February 12, 2012 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, OK. He was 17 months old. Lanceton was born September 4, 2010 in Miami, Oklahoma to Ryan Nowlin and Megan Hollenbeck. He like sports and to dance and to play with his sister and brother and being with loved ones. He was preceded in death by Material Grandfather Lance Hollenbeck...
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Seneca Black Elk Mathews

April 10, 1984 - February 10, 2012

Seneca Black Elk Mathews, a name we all knew and loved had a smile no one will ever forget. Seneca passed from this earth and is joining his many relatives that have gone before him. Seneca had a great smile and he always wore it well along with his "colorful attire". Seneca was a great son, brother, grandson, nephew, uncle, cousin, and friend. Seneca was born April 10, 1984 to Willis (J R)...
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Lucille May Williams

August 22, 1916 - February 10, 2012

Lucille May Williams age 95 of Commerce, Oklahoma, left this earth to be with her heavenly father on February 10, 2012. She was born August 22, 1916 in Webb City, Missouri the daughter of Jabe C. & Velma Collier Miller. Lucille was a Christian and a member of the First Baptist Church of Commerce. She taught Sunday school for many years. She was also a member of the Eastern Star and the...
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Bobby LeRoy Blair

November 5, 1927 - February 8, 2012

Bobby "LeRoy" Blair Sr. of Miami, Oklahoma passed away quietly at the V A Hospital in Oklahoma City on 'February 8th, 2012 following an extended illness. He was 84 years old. Le Roy was born on November 5th, 1927 to Jess & Opal Blair in Miami, Oklahoma. Le Roy joined the Army and served 4 years in the tank division. LeRoy married Alma Martha Smith on July 28, 1956. He spent his life outdoors...
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Patricia E. Shuck

September 22, 1920 - February 5, 2012

Evelyn Patricia Shuck was born in Oklahoma City, OK. She was adopted and raised by Lovell P and Ida Mae Elliott of Choctaw, OK. She worked at Tinker Field repairing and installing precision guidance equipment during WWII. She married LeRoy Eugene Shuck who proceeded her in death in 1987. They moved to Picher, OK in 1945. She remained in Picher, except for the 3 year period in the late 1950s...
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Cooper Allen Greenlee

February 4, 2012 - February 4, 2012

Cooper Allen Greenlee born and passed February 4, 2012 weighing 11b:5 ounces was just much too frail to survive. He is the son of Chastity Burlew & Brent Allen Greenlee. He is survived by his parents, 4 siblings, Trenton, Alexia, Arrianna, & Joven, paternal grandfather, Harold Greenlee of Joplin, Missouri, maternal grandparents, Terry Dean & Lisa Nash, of Miami, Oklahoma, Joe & Irmgard Burlew...
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Ellen Irene Kellogg

March 13, 1953 - February 3, 2012

Ellen Irene (Black) Kellogg of Wyandotte, OK passed away Friday February 3, 2012 at her home. She was 58. Mrs. Kellogg was born March 13, 1953 in Miami, OK to James Wilard and Ellen Louis (Cooper) Black. She had lived in Wyandotte for the past 40 years. She loved knitting and crocheting. She loved spending time with her grandkids. She was a Homemaker. She was preceded in death by her...
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Patrick Ryan Wooley

June 29, 1983 - February 3, 2012

Patrick Ryan Wooley of Miami, Oklahoma passed away Friday February 3, 2012. He was 28. Patrick was born June 29, 1983 in Miami, Ok to Robert Dale and Treva L. (Shaw) Wooley . He had lived in the Miami, Joplin area all his life. He graduated from Miami High School and was a driver for the Health care in Joplin. He was a avid disc golf player and helped designed the course in Neosho and...
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Robert Eugene (Bob) Rasor

May 5, 1932 - February 1, 2012

Robert Eugene (Bob) Rasor, 79, of Miami, Oklahoma went to be with his Lord and family Wednesday February 1, 2012. He was born May 5, 1932 to the late Martin and Elsie Rasor in extreme western Oklahoma in the town of Erick, where the sand blows and nothing grows. He enjoyed telling people that Roger Miller, great songwriter and entertainer, was from Erick. It wasn't an easy childhood for Bob....
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Lavaughn Best

August 31, 1929 - January 31, 2012

Clara Lavaughn Anderson Best, age 82 of Fairland, Oklahoma known as Lavaughn to her friends passed from this life on January 31, 2012. She was born August 31, 1929 in Picher, Oklahoma the daughter of Homer and Francis Anderson. She graduated from Picher High School in the spring of 1946. She married Claude e. Best of Picher, Oklahoma on June 28, 1947. He survives at the home. She is preceded...
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James R. Squirrel

July 18, 1941 - January 30, 2012

James Richard Squirrel, 70, of Miami, Ok, passed peacefully at Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City with his family by his side, on Monday, January 30th, 2012, after an extended illness. James was born July 18th, 1941, in Claremore, Ok at the Claremore Indian Hospital, to Isaac and Mary Jane Squirrel. He graduated from Chilocco Indian School in 1960 with a vocation in printing. He was employed...
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Ronnie James Genandt

October 25, 1978 - January 25, 2012

Ronnie James Genandt of Joplin, Mo passed away Wednesday January 25, 2012 in Joplin, MO. He was 33. Mr. Genandt was born October 25, 1978 in Batesville, Arkansas. He had lived in Southwest Missouri for the past 15 years moving from Miami, OK. He attended First Christian Church in Miami, OK and played and football for Miami High School. Survivors include: His Parents Jim and Mary...
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Jake Franklin Helmig

February 14, 1919 - January 23, 2012

Jake Franklin Helmig of Commerce, OK passed away Monday January 23, 2012 at Mt. Vernon Veteran's Home in Mount Vernon, MO. He was 92. Mr. Helmig was born February 14, 1919 in Linn, MO to John and Nellie (Phelps) Helmig . He had lived in Commerce since 1962 moving from Lake Charles, LA. Mr. Helmig served in the U.S. Air Force from 1942 to 1962, retiring as a Tech Sargent. He was a barber for...
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Tommie Rae Hughey

October 28, 1938 - January 22, 2012

Tommie Rae Hughey of Quapaw, OK passed away Sunday January 22, 2012 at St. John's Hospital in Tulsa, Ok. She was 73. Mrs. Hughey was born October 28, 1938 in Claremore, OK to Raymond and Christina (Beets) Stand. She had lived in the Quapaw area all her life, and was a member of the Spring River Indian Baptist Church and Promenade Indian Club and the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma She was a...
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Melitta "Kitten" Morrison

June 6, 1933 - January 21, 2012

Melitta (Kitten) Hella Morrison age 78 of Blanchard, Oklahoma passed away Saturday, January 21, 2012 at Norman Regional Hospital. She was born on June 6, 1933 in Karlsruhe, Germany to Helena and Albert Widmann. She married in 1956 and moved to the Miami, Oklahoma area and lived there for many years. In 1962 she proudly became a Naturalized Citizen of the United States of America. Kitten...
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Esther Rickey

September 16, 1926 - January 21, 2012

Esther Rickey of Commerce, OK died Saturday, January 21, 2012 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, OK. He was 85. Mr. Rickey was born September 16, 1926 at Sallisaw, OK to Clarence and Josephine (King) Rickey. He had lived in Picher most of his life, moving to Commerce in 2008. He was an asphalt contractor. Mr. Rickey was preceded in death by his wife Betty Lee Rickey and a son Joe Allen Rickey...
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Bill Fred Bailey

January 17, 1922 - January 17, 2012

Bill Fred Bailey, 90 years of age went to be with the Lord January 17, 2012 at Leisure Land Assisted Living. Bill was born January 17, 1922 in Miami, Oklahoma to Elmer and Mary (Hamilton) Bailey. He married Mariam Plummer March 7, 1947 in Santa Monica, California she preceded in him in death April 23, 2007. Bill and Mariam owned and operated a Dry Cleaning Business, Retail Western Wear...
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Marguerite Grayson

February 27, 1926 - January 17, 2012

Marguerite Grayson passed away January 17, 2012. She was born on February 27, 1926 in Picher, Oklahoma the daughter of Charles & Isabelle Simmons. Margie was always a busy person. She participated in many activities when she attended school in Picher. She loved playing golf with the girls at the Country Club. She also enjoyed watching Sooner Sports on T.V., working inher yard and caring for...
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Dusty Lee Jones

October 23, 1966 - January 16, 2012

Dusty Lee Jones age 45, passed away January 16, 2012 at his home in Fairland, Oklahoma. He was born on October 23, 1966 in Dover, Ohio the son of David Lee & Ruby (Burnside) Jones. He is survived by his wife, Angie of the home; a daughter Rachael Johnston of Minnesota, 3 brothers, Jerry Jones of Fairland, Oklahoma Randy Jones of Miami, Oklahoma and Richey Jones of the state of Wisconsin and one...
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Ronald Eugene Weber

June 22, 1953 - January 12, 2012

Ronald Eugene Weber, 58, of Miami passed away January 12, 2012 at Integris Baptist Regional Hospital in Miami, Oklahoma. He was born June 22, 1953 to James Doyle and Nancy (Ward) Weber in Joplin, Missouri. He was a truck driver for Continental Trucking in Quapaw, Oklahoma. Mr. Weber lived in Miami for 12 years moving from Enterprise, Oregon. He is preceded in death by one brother: Herbert...
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Betty Lynne Barr

August 23, 1949 - January 12, 2012

Betty Lynne Barr of Miami, OK passed away Thursday, January 12, 2012 at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, MO. She was 62. Mrs. Barr was born August 23, 1949 in Miami, OK to Joe Marion and Loretta (Mitchell) Hankins. She had lived in Miami most of her life; she graduated from Miami High School in 1967, Northeast Oklahoma A& M College in Miami and from the University of Central Oklahoma in 1971. ...
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Catherine Lucille Pethoud

February 13, 1922 - January 10, 2012

Catherine Lucille Pethoud of Wyandotte, OK passed away Tuesday January 10, 2012 at Osborne Care and Rehab Center in Miami, OK. She was 89. Mrs. Pethoud was born February 13, 1922 in Beatrice, Nebraska to Clinton and Catherine (Jaegar) Phelps. She had lived in Wyandotte since 1993 moving from Utah. She was a member of the Peace Lutheran Church in Joplin, MO. She was a secretary for the Civil...
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Michael Hamelai

January 8, 2012

Paul Thomas Funeral Home Miami, Oklahoma Michael Hamelai went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 8. He was 56 years old. Michael was born to Deufumar and Besilia Hamelai on September 24, 1955 in Micronesia, Yap. He was working as a general laborer at a manufacturing company. He loved his children and family and, they will all miss him greatly. Survives include: His wife Senrita...
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Edward Reis

April 12, 1921 - January 7, 2012

Edward Reis of Miami, Oklahoma passed away Saturday January 7, 2012 at his home. He was 90. Mr. Reis was born April 12, 1921 in Morro Bay, California to John and Mary(Simas) Reis. Served in the Navy During WWII. He worked as a Ranch Hand. He is survived by a son Ronald L. Reis of California Graveside services will be Friday January 13, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Afton,...
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Johnny Longnecker

May 17, 1976 - January 6, 2012

Johnny Lee Longnecker went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 6, 2012. He was 44 years old. Johnny was born to Johnny and Lola Larene Hogan Longnecker on May 17¸1967 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Johnny lived and was raised by his grandmother Lola Marie Hogan in North Miami, Oklahoma, before moving to Crossville, Tennessee. He was an avid carpenter and construction worker. He was...
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Willa Joyce "Billy" Kuntz

January 29, 1937 - January 6, 2012

Willa "Billy" Joyce Kuntz of Miami, Oklahoma passed away Friday January 6, 2012 at Heartland Plaza in Miami, OK. She was 74. Mrs. Kuntz was born January 29, 1937 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Murrel and Emma (Bowlby) Nesmith. She had worked for the Immigration and Naturalization Service for the Federal Government in Lincoln, Nebraska. She had lived in Miami since 2005 moving from Lincoln, Nebraska,...
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Grace Pauline Krumrey

January 22, 1932 - January 5, 2012

Grace Pauline Wilson Easley Blandamer Krumrey went to be with the lord on Thursday January 5, 2012 at 7:15am after a sudden illness. She was 79 years old. Pauline was born to Harvey Alva and Gertha Paralea George Wilson on January 22, 1932 in Pilgrims Rest, Arkansas (Knobb Hill). She had 6 brothers and sisters. Pauline had been a co owner of Bartlesville optical service in...
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Ben Olen Snowden

June 28, 1937 - January 4, 2012

Ben Olen Snowden age 74, of North Miami, Oklahoma passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at his home. He was born on June 28, 1937 in Fairland, Oklahoma the son of Clarence & Ruby (Huddleston) Snowden. He was united to marriage to Carolyn Kay Phillips on September 13, 1963. They owned & operated a Residential Care Facility in Joplin, Missouri for 20 years. He is preceded in death by his...
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Larry J. Odell

September 1, 1951 - January 3, 2012

Larry J. Odell of Wyandotte, Oklahoma passed away Tuesday January 3, 2012 at Integris Grove Hospital in Grove, Oklahoma. He was 60. He was born September 1, 1951 to Wright and Betty (Betz) Odell in Merced, California. He was a welder and handyman. He has lived in the area since 1994 moving from California. He was an outdoorsman, he loved to fish and hunt. He liked to fly remote control...
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Donelda L. "Donnie" Kemper

August 21, 1939 - January 2, 2012

Donelda L. "Donnie" Kemper, 72, of Miami, passed away Monday, January 2, 2011 at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Missouri. Mrs. Kemper was born August 21, 1939 to Clarence and Edith (Shelton) Swaim in Ottawa County and lived here all her life. She married Larry Kemper, Sr. on December 25, 1959 in Miami, Oklahoma and they spent 52 wonderful years together. Donnie loved all hobbies but excelled in...
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Alta F. Parker

January 26, 1923 - December 31, 2011

Alta F. Parker age 88, of Baxter Springs, Kansas passed away, Saturday, December 31, 2011 at the Quaker Hill Manor in Lowell, Kansas. She was born on January 26, 1923 in Quapaw, Oklahoma the daughter of Bill D. & Effie (Nunn) DuRee. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Edward, 1 son, Ed "Sonny" Parker, 5 brothers and 1 sister. She is survived by 3 sons, Joe David Parker and...
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Thomas Ray Maynard

July 14, 1940 - December 28, 2011

Thomas Ray Maynard of Miami, Oklahoma passed away Wednesday December 28, 2011 at Integris Grove Hospital in Grove, Oklahoma. He was 71. He was born July 14, 1940 to Joseph Edwin and Ebby (Charles) Maynard in Zebulon, Kentucky. He has lived in Miami since 2004 moving from Baxter Springs, Kansas. He worked has a bagger for Tyson Foods. He served in the Air Force during Vietnam. He was member of...
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Marjorie Margie Taylor

April 8, 1932 - December 28, 2011

Marjorie "Margie" Earnestine Wallen Taylor 79, of Commerce went onto her heavenly home on December 28th 2011. She was born on April 8 1932 in Kirksville, Mo. to Frankie Hancock. She also lived in Cheyenne, Wyoming and finally made her home in Miami, Oklahoma She married Calvin Taylor on April 25th 1960. Margie was a homemaker while her children were raised, and she also worked at...
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Kay Ellen Mocabee

June 9, 1939 - December 26, 2011

Kay Ellen Mocabee of Miami, OK passed away Monday December 26, 2011 at Via Christi Nursing Center in Ponca City, OK. She was 72. Mrs. Mocabee was born June 9, 1939 in Kansas City, Mo. to Kenneth and Ellen Mechling. She had lived in the Picher and Miami area since 1973 moving from Burbank, OK. She was a substitute teacher at Commerce School. She was a member of the First Christian Church in...
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James Davis Moore M.D.

January 14, 1929 - December 24, 2011

Miami, OK. - Dr. James Davis Moore, M.D. age 82 passed away Saturday December 24th at 2:30p.m. Born in Star, Ok. January 14th 1929, to B.C. and Anna Moore. They moved to California and later to Washington where he graduated from Kenniwick High School at age 15. He then attended NSU, Tahlequah, for two years before enlisting in the Army 82nd Airborne Div. By age 18 he was promoted to Corporal...
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Donald "Donnie" Jones

August 15, 1964 - December 24, 2011

Donald "Donnie" Ray Jones 47, of Joplin, Missouri formally of Miami and Commerce passed away December 24, 2011 at his home in Joplin, Missouri. Donnie was born August 15, 1964, in Miami OK. He graduated Commerce High School class of 1982, Commerce OK; and was employed at Ceradyne in Quapaw OK. Donnie survived by a loving wife Beth Jones of the home; son Dalton of Joplin MO, and daughter Ava...
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Daniel A. Inman

November 27, 1941 - December 21, 2011

Daniel A. Inman of Miami, Oklahoma passed away Wednesday December 21, 2011 at his home. He was 70. He was born November 27, 1941 in Picher, Oklahoma to Orvall and Jeanette (Sweeten) Inman. He graduated from Picher High School in 1959. He worked and retired from B.F. Goodrich in Miami for 20years as a pipefitter. He served in the U.S. Navy. He loved to tinker on thing he could get a tool on....
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Bobby J. Pollan

February 28, 1938 - December 20, 2011

Bobby J. Pollan age 72 passed away, Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at Freeman West Health System in Joplin, Missouri. He was born on February 28, 1939 in Tiff City, Missouri, the son of Loyd & Lucille (Wilson) Pollan. He was preceded in death his parents; his wife, Sharon, 1 son, Bobby Joe Pollan, Jr. and 1 brother, B.F. Pollan. He is survived by 2 daughters, Debra Cooper, of Miami, Oklahoma...
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Sherrie Lynn Johnson

September 19, 1964 - December 16, 2011

Sherrie Lynn (Bridendolph) Johnson, 47 of Commerce passed away Friday, December 16, 2011 at Eastwood Manor in Commerce. Sherrie was born September 19, 1964 in Las Vegas, Nevada to Gilbert and Linda (Shoemaker) Bridendolph. She was of the Christian Faith and was a homemaker. She is preceded in death by her mother. Survivors: father: Gilbert and wife Rosemary of Commerce of Oklahoma, husband:...
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Robert Neal Morris

August 25, 1958 - December 16, 2011

Robert "Neal" Morris of Carthage, MO passed away Friday December 16, 2011 at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, MO. He was 53 Mr. Morris was born August 25, 1958 in Miami, Ok to Robert J. and Bessie A. (Cavendar) Morris. He had lived in Carthage, MO for a number of years. He worked for M&M Wrecker in Carthage, Mo. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son John Slaton. He...
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Shirley Ann "Tootie" Schibelle

August 12, 1945 - December 15, 2011

Shirley Ann "Tootie" Schibelle age 66, of Miami, Oklahoma, passed away December 12, 2011 at Freeman Health Care System in Joplin, Missouri. She was born on August 12, 1945 in El Centro, California the daughter of Leonard William, Jr. & Geneva Mae Huston Doolittle. Shirley started working for the Federal Government at the young age of 19. She retired just 2 years ago from the Social Security...
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Dorothy L. Madden

October 4, 1921 - December 14, 2011

Dorothy went to be with the Lord on December 14, 2011 at Quaker Hill Manor in Lowell, Kansas, where she had resided since June 2010. Prior to that she lived at Autumn Place in Baxter Springs, Kansas since January 1998. She was a member of the Cardin Baptist Church. Dorothy was born in Hockerville, Oklahoma October 4, 1921 to Rossman Lafayette Hodges and Bessie Mae (Pendleton) Hodges. She...
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Albertina May Jones

November 3, 1918 - December 14, 2011

Albertina May Jones age 93 passed away, Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at her home in Bluejacket, Oklahoma. She was born on November 3, 1918 in Houston, Texas the daughter of Julius & Anna Albertina (Dierolf) Goebel. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Aden M. Jones, 1 son, Thomas Joe Jones, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. She is survived by 4 sons, Delbert Jones of Bluejacket,...
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Justin Tyler Berry

April 30, 1987 - December 12, 2011

Justin Tyler Berry Born in Miami, Oklahoma, on April 30, 1987 Passed away on December 12, 2011 Justin Graduated from Miami High School in 2006 and was currently attending Pittsburg State University earning a degree in Agriculture Marketing. Justin was what God intended the true southern gentleman to be. His faith in God was strong and real. He lived his life for God and is flying high up...
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David Wesley Housh

November 5, 1962 - December 12, 2011

David Wesley Housh of Miami, OK died Monday, December 12, 2011 at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, MO from injuries sustained in an automoblie accident earlier Monday evening. He was 49. David was born November 5, 1962 at Miami, OK to Tom and Sharon (Ketcher) Housh. He had lived in the Miami area most of his life. He was a 1981 graduate of Quapaw High School. He owned and operated David's...
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Kathy Elizabeth WhiteCrow

July 27, 1946 - December 7, 2011

Kathy Elizabeth WhiteCrow age 65 of Commerce, Oklahoma passed away December 7, 2011 at Freeman Medical Center in Joplin, Missouri. She was born on July 27, 1946 in Miami, Oklahoma the daughter of Mayo Sidney & Lucille Alleen (Garrett) WhiteCrow. She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 brothers, Jay C. WhiteCrow and Gabby WhiteCrow and 1 sister, Joyce Ann WhiteCrow Perry. She is survived by...
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James E. Sheetz

April 1, 1939 - December 7, 2011

James Earl Sheetz 72 of Miami, Oklahoma formally from Danville and Hoopston , II area And Parke Co. Indiana. Passed away Dec. 7, 2011 at 5:25 pm at his resident surrounded by love ones. He was born on April 1, 1939 in Bridgeton, Indiana to William and Edna (Beatty) Sheetz. He attended Bridgeton High School graduated with the class of 1958. He served in United States Air Force honorably...
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Rosa Mae Crompton

May 26, 1938 - December 5, 2011

Rosa Mae Crompton of Commerce, Ok passed away Monday December 5, 2011 at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, MO. She was 73 Rosa was born May 26, 1938 in Suffolk, VA to Thomas William and Bessie George. She was of the Baptist faith. She worked for Wal-Mart for several Years. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother William Lee George Survivors include 2 Sons Larry Crompton of...
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Jay R. Rutledge

September 12, 1935 - December 5, 2011

Jay R. Rutledge of Grove, Oklahoma passed away Monday December 5, 2011 at Integris Grove General Hospital in Grove, Ok. He was 76. Mr. Rutledge was born September 12, 1935 in Picher, OK to Pete and Inez (Duty) Rutledge. He served in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne. He was a member of the Grove American Legion, Grove Funeral Detail, D.A.V. Chapter 50. He was preceded in death by his parents, a...
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Ernestine Wilcox

August 27, 1923 - December 5, 2011

Ernestine Wilcox, 88, met her lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Monday, December 5, 2011 at her home in North Miami, Oklahoma. Ernestine was born August 27, 1923 in Newton County, Missouri to Frank and Inez Lamphear. She married Earl Dean (Pat) Wilcox on August 1, 1942. He preceded her in death on March 26, 1996. She was also preceded in death by her parents and three sisters, Deloris Nelson...
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Frank Scott Harvell

August 8, 1960 - December 2, 2011

Frank Scott Harvell of Miami, Oklahoma went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday December 2, 2011 at Integris Baptist Regional Hospital in Miami. He was 51. He was born August 8, 1960 in Miami, OK to William F. and Jewel (Underwood) Harvell. He graduated from Miami High School in 1979 and graduated from Northeastern Oklahoma (NEO) A&M College in Miami with an associate's degree in 1989. He...
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Everett L. Whetstine

December 28, 1926 - December 1, 2011

Everett L. Whetstine of Commerce, Oklahoma passed away Thursday December 1, 2011 at his residence. He was 84. He was born December 28, 1926 in Picher, Oklahoma to Glen and Alva (Davis) Whetstine. He left school early to join the military where he was a member of the U.S. Army during World War II; he served in the south Pacific and Japan. He lived in the Great Depression and grew up in Picher,...
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Wilma Elaine Kay

January 4, 1951 - November 30, 2011

Wilma Elaine Kay of Miami, Oklahoma passed away Wednesday November 30, 2011 at Eastwood Manor in Commerce, Oklahoma. She was 60. Miss Kay was born January 4, 1951 in Miami, Oklahoma to Boyd and Ruth (Shearheart) Kay. She had lived in Miami all her life and received a Master Degree in Education from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. She was a member of the Northwest...
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Alice Lenora Anthney

February 12, 1923 - November 29, 2011

Alice Lenora Anthney age 88 of Miami, OK passed away November 29, 2011 at Higher Call Nursing Home in Quapaw, Ok. She was born February 12, 1923 In Proctor, Ok to William and Martha Pathkiller. Alice was an area resident for over 70 years, she enjoyed fishing, playing cards with friends and family, gardening and a stray cat or dog always had a good home and a free meal. She was a baptized...
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Charles Frederick Bro

June 1, 1931 - November 29, 2011

Charles Frederick Bro of Fairland, OK went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday November 29, 2011. He was 80. He was born on June 1, 1931 in Barnard, Kansas to Fulton D. and Lois Pauline (Rehling) Bro. He married Shirley (Robbins) on July 5, 1952 in Quapaw, OK and she survives of the home. He had lived in Fairland since 1966 moving from Miami, Ok. He graduated from Baxter Springs, Kansas...
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James Revis Matthews

June 9, 1926 - November 25, 2011

James R. Matthews of Miami, Oklahoma passed away Friday, November 25, 2011 at his home after an illness. He was 85. Mr. Matthews was born June 9, 1926 in Fairland, Oklahoma to August A. and Dorsie (Roberts) Matthews. He had lived in the Miami area all his life and served in the U.S. Army in the Philippines during WWII. He worked at B.F. Goodrich for 38 years as a ply cutter. Mr. Matthews was...
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Pauline A. Carnes - Crisp

July 18, 1921 - November 23, 2011

Pauline A. Carnes – Crisp of Commerce, Oklahoma passed away Wednesday November 23, 2011 at Eastwood Manor Nursing Center in Commerce, OK. She was 90. Mrs. Crisp was born July 18, 1921 in Locust Grove, Oklahoma to William Perry and Marie (Riley) Fogleman, Sr. She had lived in Picher, Miami area all her life. She was a member of the Commerce Community Church, Rebekah Lodge and was President...
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Howard Wesley Cawyer

October 31, 1925 - November 23, 2011

Howard Wesley Cawyer , formerly of Picher, OK passed away Wednesday November 23, 2011 at Clinton Veterans Center in Clinton, OK after an illness. He was 86. Mr. Cawyer was born October 31, 1925 in Picher, OK to Oscar and Mable (Martin) Cawyer. He had served in the U.S. Army during WWII, and had lived in Picher all of his life. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Picher and...
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Benny Paul Olds

March 9, 1945 - November 22, 2011

Benny Paul Olds of Miami, Oklahoma passed away Tuesday November 22, 2011 at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, MO. He was 66 Mr. Olds was born March 9, 1945 in Miami, Oklahoma to Paul and Freda (Webb) Olds. He had lived in the Miami area all his life and was a member of the First Christian Church in Commerce, Oklahoma. He was in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Miami Tribe and was on the...
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Virginia Rose England

February 20, 1929 - November 21, 2011

Virginia Rose England of Commerce, Oklahoma passed away Monday November 21, 2011 at Integris Baptist Regional Health Center in Miami, Oklahoma. She was 82. Mrs. England was born February 20, 1929 in Turley, Oklahoma to James Lee and Nellie May (Smiley) Eades. She had lived in Commerce for over 40 years moving from Hope, Arkansas. She was a homemaker a member of the Faith Tabernacle in...
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Maxine E. Gilbert

April 23, 1909 - November 17, 2011

Maxine E. Gilbert of Miami, OK, died Thursday, November 17, 2011 at Heartland Plaza in Miami. She was 102. Mrs. Gilbert was born April 23, 1909 in Memphis, TN to Herman and Olive May (Murphy) Morse. She had lived in Miami since 1992, moving here from Grants, NM. She was a homemaker, a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Miami and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Grants. Mrs....
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Orville L. Woods

October 6, 1924 - November 17, 2011

Orville Lee Woods of Miami, OK, passed away, Thursday, November 17, 2011 at Osborne Care and Rehab Center in Miami. He was 87. Mr. Woods was born October, 6, 1924 in Turkey Ford, OK to Francis Earl and Blanche (Davis) Woods. He served as a paratrooper with the U.S. Army during World War II. He had lived in the Miami area most of his life. Mr . Woods had worked for the U.S. Postal Service...
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Lois Juanita Rollins

March 11, 1916 - November 17, 2011

Lois Juanita Rollins 95, of Miami passed away Thursday, November 17, 2011 at Integris Baptist Regional Hospital in Miami. Lois was born March 11, 1916 in Claremore, Oklahoma to Sterling Lafayette and Nancy Ann (Potts) Tanner. She was a homemaker, had worked for The Defense Plant in Choteau, B.F. Goodrich and Glen Berry's. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Miami, Oklahoma. Mrs....
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Virgie Irene Rusco

February 9, 1918 - November 16, 2011

Virgie Irene Works Rusco was born on February 9, 1918 in the country surrounding Afton, Oklahoma, to John Works and Sammie Alice Moore Works. She was the youngest of seven children; her siblings were William Works, Betty Works Froman, Rubie Works, Ludie Works, Charley Works, and Fred Works. Mrs. Rusco attended school in Grove, OK, and the Chilocco Indian School. She married Armon Dene Rusco in...
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Earl J Gray

May 20, 1931 - November 16, 2011

Earl J. Gray, 80, of Commerce left us to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Mr. Gray was born May 20, 1931 to John Henry and Georgie (Watkins) Gray in Augusta, Kansas. He married Dora Morgan July 24, 1954 in Miami, Oklahoma and she survives him of the home. Mr. Gray was a Tree Surgeon and enjoyed his work very much. Earl and Dora have lived in the Commerce...
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Eva Faye McCoin

February 24, 1928 - November 16, 2011

Eva Faye McCoin of Afton, Oklahoma passed away Wednesday November 16, 2011 in Vinita, Oklahoma. She was 83 She was born February 24, 1928 to Odis and Hattie (Prewitt) England in Watts, Oklahoma. She graduated from Afton High School in 1946. She was a bookkeeper for Farmland Industries in Afton for 20 years. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Afton. After her retirement she had a...
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Buddy Louis Fields

March 8, 1920 - November 15, 2011

Buddy Louis Fields of Miami, Oklahoma, died Tuesday, November 15, 2011, following an extended illness. He was born March 8th, 1920, in the community of Dodge, Oklahoma, to Wesley and Lena (Hinds) Fields. He was proceeded in death by his parents, 4 sisters, 3 brothers, and one son, Dr. Joseph E. Fields. Buddy is survived by his wife of 68 years, Betty D. Fansler Fields, of the home, son John...
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Lynette Nolen Hart

November 28, 1965 - November 13, 2011

Lynette Darlene Hart, 45, of Commerce, Oklahoma went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 13, 2011. Lynette was born November 28, 1965 in Gravette, Arkansas to Roy Allen and Nancy (Mead) Nolen. She was a homemaker and a member of the Cross Roads Life Church. She lived in the Commerce area for over forty years. Lynette married Henry Hart on April 17, 1992 and he survives of the home. ...
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