Thu. Apr 16, 2015 obituaries


Stacey S. Wallis, 50, of Warner, Oklahoma passed away Saturday, April 11, 2015. She was born August 14, 1964 in St. Paul, MN to Allen Spears and Dolores Hill Spears. She attended Putnam City North High School and later received her GED. Stacey met and later married Michael Stephen Wallis on February 7, 1992 in Arkansas. She loved nothing more than being a mother and a homemaker for her family. She will always be remembered for her love of cooking and music. She was loved by many and will be truly missed. Stacey was preceded in death by her father, Allen Paul Spears; sisters, Becky Spears-Westbrook and Katy Withers; maternal and paternal grandparents. She is survived by her spouse, Michael; children, Jerome Wallis of Porum, OK and Samantha Cervantes of Angleton, TX; sisters, Andrea Harsha of Clute, TX and Stephanie Factor of Geoje, South Korea; grandchildren, Addilyn Wallis and Ashlyn Wallis of Porum, OK; mother, Dolores Lee Withers; many other family members and friends. A memorial service honoring Stacey's life will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 17, 2015 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor John Overton officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Harsha, Sean Factor, Jerome Wallis, Chad Duke, Leslie Wallis, Doug Gardner, Danny Watts, and Bruce Meredith. Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 North York Street, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be made to the family online at


Frances Williams Stevens was born August 7, 1927 in Wagoner, Oklahoma to Rufus and Addie (Austin) Williams. She passed April 14, 2015 in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. She is survived by two sons Gary and Ronald of Broken Arrow, a daughter Sharon Petrik and son-in-law, Tony Petrik, of Broken Arrow, a granddaughter Kay Frances Adams and her husband Boyd Adams of Frisco, Texas, and great grandchildren, Amber and Heather Adams of Colorado, and five great great grandchildren, Lexi, Anthony, Gavin, Abby, and Savanna She is also survived by one brother, Darvin Williams of Coweta. Her husband, Melvin Stevens, son, Dusty Stevens, two brothers, R.E. Williams, Charles Williams and her parents preceded her in death. She was dearly loved by her family, and all who met her. She enjoyed her vegetable and flower gardens, along with her chickens and livestock. Service will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 16, 2015 at New Home Cemetery with Rev. Rex Hendrickson officiating.


Judy Ann Hamilton, 59 year old Porum Landing resident, passed away peacefully, at her home on Sunday, April 12, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. She was born to Delbert and Beulah (Hale) Fain on February 10, 1956 in Bakersfield, California. She was raised in the Bakersfield/Shafter area where she attended school. Judy moved to Checotah in 1994 and began working at Unarco in Wagoner. Then she went to work for Express Fuels. Judy met Donald Hamilton and they were united in marriage on Friday, January 19, 1996 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She went to work at Johnson Foods as a meat wrapper. They moved to Wainwright where she lived for nine years. In 2007 Judy retired and moved to Porum Landing. She loved to paint, draw, fish, camp and spend time with her grandkids. She became a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church in 2008. Judy was preceded in death by her parents, Delbert and Beulah Fain; brother, Johnny Fain; sister, Norma Jean Gardner and a son, Donald Wayne Hamilton, Jr. She is lovingly survived by husband Donald of the home; sons, Dale Hamilton and his wife Mandy of Checotah, Danny Hamilton and his wife Alisha of Checotah; grandchildren, Rodger Hamilton, Olivia Hamilton, Grace Hamilton, Hunter Hamilton, Alexis Hamilton, Nayana Hamilton and Sidney Hamilton. Judy is also survived by her siblings, Bob Fain of Shafter, CA, Gary Fain of Oktaha, Delbert Fain of Wainwright, Chris Fain of Checotah, Jim Fain of Wasco, CA, Peggy Williams of Calhoun, GA, Lena Dodgen of Bakersfield, CA and Shirley Chapman of Checotah. Services celebrating the life of Judy will be held at 1PM on Friday, April 17, 2015 at First Free Will Baptist Church with Reverend Larry Montgomery officiating. Committal prayers and Interment will follow in Mellette Cemetery under the personal direction of John Garrett. Jerry Camp, Jerry Lynn Camp, Shiloh Camp, John Moore, Bob Peters and Carl Nichols will serve as Casket Bearers. Willie Wiles, Dale Rogers and Aaron Brinsfield will serve as Honorary Casket Bearers. You may share online condolences with Judy's family at The family of Judy Ann Hamilton entrusted her care, services and burial to John & Kim Garrett of Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service 311 SW 2nd Checotah, OK 74426 (918) 473-2244.


Melba Christine McKinney was born on July 26, 1938, in Keota, Oklahoma to Robert and Juanita (Goff) Rowland and passed away on April 14, 2015, in Spiro, Oklahoma at the age of 76 years.

Melba is survived by

Her Husband David McKinney, Jr. of the home

One Son Michael David McKinney and wife, Trudy of Spiro, Oklahoma

Three Grandchildren Morgan McKinney, Cole McKinney and Brooks McKinney

One Sister Vickie Anderson and husband, Raymond of Spiro, Oklahoma

One Brother Odell Rowland and wife, Dena of Spiro, Oklahoma

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and a Host of Friends

Melba was preceded in death by her parents and was a member of the Spiro First Baptist Church. She loved spending time with her family and friends, holidays with her family was her favorite time of the year, and her grandchildren were her pride and joy.

Funeral services will be held at 10am on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Victory Worship Center of Spiro with Reverend Eddie Blankenship officiating.

Burial will follow at Spiro City Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of Mallory~Martin Funeral Home of Spiro.

Pallbearers will be her nephews; Robert Rowland, Codee Anderson, Kenny Brand, Kirbe Brand, Kyle Brand and Josh Price.

Condolences can be made to the family on Melba's online guestbook at

Family will visit with friends on Friday from 6:00pm-7:00pm at Mallory~Martin Funeral Home in Spiro

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