Wed. May 27, 2015 obituaries


Jerry Michael Sallie, 67, lifetime resident of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away Monday, May 25, 2015. He was born February 8, 1948 in Muskogee to Elmer Joe Sallie and Mary Leona Cummings-Sallie. Jerry attended public schools and graduated from Central High School with the class of 1966. He furthered his education at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah where he received a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Sociology. Jerry married Erma Lee Haygood on August 3, 1989 in Las Vegas, NV. They shared more than 25 years of life and marriage together. He worked as a Glass Inspector for Brockway Glass retiring in 2010 after 30 years of service. Jerry will always be remembered as a family man who loved to play games, shoot pool, play cards and darts. He also enjoyed watching sports on TV. He was an avid OU football and NASCAR fan. Jerry was loved by many and will be truly missed. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Robert L Sallie. Jerry is survived by his wife, Erma of the home; daughters, Dawn Sallie Brown of Norman, Oklahoma, Christie Leatherman and husband Jason of Muskogee, Kelly Smith and husband Mark of Tulsa; grandchildren, Whittney Leatherman, Dustin Leatherman, Miranda Leatherman, Dylan Durossette, and Blaise Leatherman, all of Muskogee; brother, Elmer Joe Sallis Jr of Albuquerque, NM; mother in law, Viola Haygood of Muskogee; special sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jim and Linda Platt of Muskogee, along with many other relatives and friends. Funeral services honoring Jerry's life will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Mountain View Baptist Church, 6401 West Hancock, Muskogee, OK with Rev. Bill Crow officiating. Interment will follow at Coleman Cemetery in Porum, Oklahoma with Mike Dickerson, Mark Smith, Jason Leatherman, Dylan Durossette, Dustin Leatherman, and Blaise Leatherman serving as pallbearers.


Funeral services for Joy Lee Malinak, 76, of Muskogee, OK, will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Fort Gibson National Cemetery with Brother Donald Fowler officiating. Burial will be under the direction of Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home of Muskogee. Joy was born April 6, 1939 at Holdenville, OK, the daughter of Harry Rich and Dorothy (Kiefl) Rich and died Sunday, May 17, 2015 at her home in Muskogee. Prior to retirement, Joy worked as a crew leader at Brockway Glass. Joy was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. Survivors include her children, Devon Rowell and husband, Allen, Vance Frazier and wife, Glenda, Verlin Frazier; step-children, Bernard Michael Malinak Jr. and wife, Deborah, and Carol Ann Traver; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and daughter-in-law, Brenda Frazier. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard; parents, and one sister.


Mother Anna L. Lee, after 88 seasons of life, "ascended to Everlasting" on Saturday morning, May 9, 2015 from Muskogee, Oklahoma.
-Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors Inc.


Services for Mr. Harold Fox, Jr. are currently pending in The Okmulgee Chapel.
-Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors Inc.


Services for Ms. Sharon Harmon are currently pending in the Tulsa Chapel.
-Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors Inc.


Juanita Audrey Clark, 86 year old Gore resident, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 in Gore. She was born on Saturday, May 4, 1929 to Mack Marion and Estelle (Church) Prince in Gore, Oklahoma. Juanita was raised in Gore and attended school in Natchie town. She married Lloyd Clark on Thursday, December 26, 1946 in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. On Thursday, July 31, 1989 she married Odis Free in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She worked as a secretary for a Plumbing and Heating Co. and was a member of the White Chapel Pentecostal Church in Gore, Oklahoma. In 2013 she married Norman Siffing. Juanita was preceded in death by D.J. Lewis, Bristol Prince and Louise Ammons. She is lovingly survived by her husband, Norman Siffing; sons, Billie Lloyd Clark and his wife Brenda Kay of Gore; Harold Gene Clark of Vian; step-daughter, Debra Lynn Siffing; grandchildren, Denise, Patrice, Rochelle, Robin, Scote, David and Michael; great-grandchildren, Jonathon, Eric, Scotty Jr., Cheryl, Nicki, Brittany, Alexandria and Joshua. Juanita is also survived by her brothers, Marion, M. M., and David Prince; sisters, Bonnie Sanders, Geraldine Carr, Laverne Sanders, Irene Meeks, Loretta Sullivan and Geneva Milam. Also are many nieces, nephews, other extended family and a lifetime of friends.

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