Wed. Nov 26, 2014 obituaries


Grady G. Woods also lovingly known as "Horsey" passed this life at the age of 82, on Sunday, November 23, 2014 in Muskogee, Oklahoma while surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on October 8, 1932 in Oktaha, Oklahoma to his parents Edgar E. Woods and Etta Ruth (Stone) Woods.

Grady decided he would serve his country and enlisted in the Navy which he was very proud of, after completing his service in the Navy he went to work for Fansteel Metal. Grady also owned and operated his own Ranch.

He loved his horses and being an outdoorsman and everything that came along with it, some of his hobbies included fishing, trail riding, horseback riding and driving his tractor, Grady also developed a real talent for wood working but what he took most pride in was his family he loved spending time with his kids and grandkids.

Grady was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Ruth Woods, wife Ora Juanita Woods, one son Roger Jones, two granddaughters Brandi and Nancy Dixon, two brothers Junior and Bob and sister Missy. Left to cherish his memories is his wife of the home Fern Woods, three daughters; Karen Dixon and her husband Ricky of Warner, Oklahoma Ginny Honea of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Debbie Shipley and her husband Carl of Warner, Oklahoma, two sons Gene Jones of Warner Oklahoma and Jody Jones of Muskogee, Oklahoma, two step children Rick Jackson and his wife Ronda of Porum, Oklahoma and Kathy Bales Of Muskogee, Oklahoma, one brother James Woods, two sisters Wilma Moore and Wanda Burton, 20 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren and a host of friends and other family members.


Luvena E. Wood, of Keota, Oklahoma, was born July 7, 1913, in Faulit Mountain, Oklahoma, to Noble and Sally (Maxey) Crawford and passed away November 23, 2014, in Keota, at the age of 101. Betha is survived by; Two daughters: Anna Allen of Keota, Oklahoma Nellie Fern Wood of Panama, Oklahoma One sister: Freda Coy of Pryor, Oklahoma Five grandchildren: Travis Allen, Clinton Allen, Delores Carry, Leah Culwell, John Sinyard, and Evan Wood Fourteen great grandchildren: Michael Culwell, Rocky Culwell, J.W. Culwell, Clinton Allen, Trent Allen, Payton Allen, Saylor Allen, Josh Allen, Dustie Allen, Cassie Atkins, Paul Sinyard, Jake Sinyard, Heather Henry, and Brant Sinyard Twelve great-great grandchildren: Jace, Abby, Ashton, Kaibre, Jadi, Jaxon, Raigon, Kelvin, Jance, Luke, Raegon, and Jeter Betha was preceded in death by her parents, Noble and Sally Crawford; her husband, William Wood; one daughter, Marie Barnes; one son. Jennings Ray Wood; five grandsons, David Bradford, Russell Sinyard, Jody Davis, Justin Jones, Jimmy Ray Jones; one sister, Bonnie Kinsey; one brother, Noble Crawford. Funeral services will be 10 am Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at Lone Elm Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Eugene Christenberry and Rev. Tommie Parker officiating. Burial will follow in Keota City Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home & Crematory. Viewing will be at Mallory Keota on Tuesday 9 am to 8 pm. Pallbearers will be; Trent Allen ~ Clint Allen ~ Jerry Culwell ~ John Sinyard ~ Rocky Culwell ~ Michael Culwell Honorary pallbearers will be; Travis Allen ~ Clinton Allen ~ J.W. Culwell ~ Joshua Allen ~ Paul Sinyard ~ Jake Sinyard ~ Brant Sinyard


Nellie Marie Hanes, of McCurtain, Oklahoma, was born October 16, 1926, in Cameron, Oklahoma, to Abraham and Bertha Goines and passed away November 23, 2014, in McCurtain, at the age of 88. She is survived by; Two daughters: Shirley Jones and husband, Alfred, of McCurtain, Oklahoma Christine Esquivel of San Antonio, Texas Two sons: William Long and wife, Martha, of McCurtain, Oklahoma Dennis Hanes and wife, Mindy, of McCurtain, Oklahoma Sixteen grandchildren Numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren Nellie was preceded in death by her parents, Abraham and Bertha Goines; husband, Arlon Taylor Hanes; one daughter, Delores McCormick; granddaughter, Marie Holt; one sister, Leona Mayhall; and one brother, Bob Goines. Funeral services will be 10 am Friday, November 28, 2014 at Old Panther Church with Rev. Howard Orr officiating. Burial will follow in Miners Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home & Crematory. Pallbearers will be; Herschel Jones ~ Alfred Jones, Jr. ~ Jake Patterson ~ Chris Jones ~ Jeremiah Bratcher ~ David Williams Honorary pallbearers will be; Aurelio Esquivel ~ Eddie Esquivel ~ Alfred Jones, Sr. ~ Tristine Morris ~ Zack Morris


Kathryn I. Bloxham of Keota, Oklahoma was born February 24, 1933 in Oklahoma to Jacob and Annie Nelson Seyler and passed away November 24, 2014 in Stigler, Oklahoma at the age of 81. She is survived by; Three sons: Terry Bloxham and wife, Kayte, of Keota, Oklahoma Roger Bloxham and wife, Rhonda, of Keota, Oklahoma Bruce Bloxham and wife, Michelle, of Keota, Oklahoma Grandchildren: Scott Bloxham, Dustyn Bloxham, Nikki Walker, Terish Bullard, Jacob Bloxham, Delila Jones, Chelsea Bloxham, and Andrea Bloxham Great Grandchildren: Tanner Bloxham, Bryer Bloxham, Makaylie Bullard, Caynan Bullard, Kearston Hayes, Seth Walker, Lexi Bloxham, Madison Bloxham, Bruce Bloxham, and Jenley Jones Kathryn was preceded in death by her husband, Coleman Bloxham; her parents, Jacob and Annie Seyler; three brothers, Carl Seyler, Johnny Seyler, and Bruce Seyler. Funeral services will be 10 am Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at Star Baptist Church with Rev. John Bates officiating. Burial will follow in Old Cache Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home & Crematory. Pallbearers will be; Scott Bloxham ~ Dustyn Bloxham ~ Jacob Bloxham ~ Sammy Seyler ~ Jimmy Seyler ~ Chris Bullard


Jerry Don Franklin of Spiro, Oklahoma was born August 25, 1955 in Poteau, Oklahoma to J.E. and Edna Mae (Ridenour) Franklin and passed away November 25, 2014, in Fayetteville, Arkansas at the age of 59.

He is survived by:

His Wife Pam of the home

One Daughter Shannon Franklin Johns and husband, James of Dowelltown, Tennessee

Daughter-in-law Dianna Martin of Watts, Oklahoma

Three Grandchildren Natalie Martin, Jonathan Martin, Darin Martin

One Brother Kenneth Franklin and wife, Debbie of Spiro, Oklahoma

Two Nephews Jay and Ryan Franklin

One Niece Jacqui Rigler

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and other Family

A Host of Friends

He was preceded in death by his parents and a step son, Larry Martin. He raced stock cars and coached Little League baseball for many years. Jerry worked for Whirlpool for 28 years and he and his wife owned and operated Franklin Sign Shop in Spiro and Poteau.

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