Thu. Oct 30, 2014 obituaries


Funeral services for Phillip Andrew Brown, 69, of Muskogee, OK, will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, October 31, 2014 at Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Bob Hancock officiating.

Phillip was born March 18, 1945 at Booneville, MO, the son of Romie Phillip and Nina Mae (Wright) Brown and died Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Muskogee. On February 14, 1979 he married Linda Pischer in Douglas, AZ. Phillip worked as a cement foreman.

Survivors include his wife, Linda, of the home; his beloved fur babies; brother-in-law, Roy Pischer and wife, Terry; and many, many friends who will miss him deeply. He was preceded in death by his parents.

In memory of Phillip, the family prefers donations to P.A.W.S.


Memorial services for Rickie Lee Tindall of Rose, OK will be held on Thursday, October 30th, 2014 at 11:00 AM the Reed-Culver Chapel with Reverend Fox Blackfox officiating. Interment will be held at 1:00 PM at Ft. Gibson National Cemetery with Marine Corp Honors. Online condolences for his family may be left at Honorary pallbearers for Rickie include Mike (Mad) Cochran, Jeff Foreman, Ricardo Sanchez, Craig Stick, William Odle, Maynor Magana, Mike Tindall, and Vernon Jacobs.

Rickie Lee Tindall was born on October 21st, 1951 in Louisville, KY, the son of Helen Baxley-Tindall. He was later to go into the home of Charles and Thelma Zachary, where he resided until he graduated and enlisted in the US Marine Corp in 1968 until his honorable discharge in 1970. Rickie married Ida E. Foreman-Tindall on June 29th, 1989 in Miami, OK. Together they raised three sons and eight daughters: Mike, Vernon, Jeffrey, Felicia, April, Trudy, Traci, Staci, LaCee, Nashelle, and Ashley. Rickie was a truck driver and also worked in the oil fields. When he was home, the lakes and the creeks around the Salina area, kept calling Rickie to grab a fishing pole and come enjoy the day. He was a skilled mechanic and worked on not only his cars, but the families cars as well. He loved to tour the countryside and see what else there was to see in the world. He enjoyed a good western on TV and never missed a sporting event in the neighborhood that featured one of his grandchildren. He loved people and went out of his way to make them happy. He spoke to everyone he met and never possessed a selfish bone in his body. He was happy just to be in the presence of his wife, children, and grandchildren. He was proud of the country he served and kept a Marine Corp flag close by at home. His health began to decline and Rickie went to his eternal rest on October 26th, 2014 in Leach, OK. Rickie was 63 years old. He will be greatly missed for his warm sense of humor, his ability to fix it in the shop, and the love he had for his family. Rickie is preceded in death by his mother, his foster father, his twin brother, and two other brothers. Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife, Ida of the home in Leach, OK, and his beloved children, Mike Tindall of Bartlesville, Vernon Tindall of Bartlesville, Jeffrey Foreman of Leach, OK, Felicia Foreman of Kansas, OK, April Foreman of Stilwell, OK, Trudy Wolfe and William Odle of Twin Oaks, OK, Traci Hernandez and husband Maynor of Springdale, AR, Staci Tindall of Leach, OK, LaCee Whorton and husband Lee of Leach, OK, Nashelle Tindall of Leach, OK, and Ashley Tindall of Leach, OK . His legacy lives on in his 17 grandchildren, Josiah Jacobs, Isiah Jacobs, Maddie Jacobs, Macie Jacobs, Maleigh Jacobs, Lorena Sanchez, Ricardo Sanchez Jr., Isaac Foreman, Satara Berryhill, Kairi England, Bryant Odle, Dempsey Odle, Xavier Odle, Adriana Hernandez, Jayme Hernandez, Alexis Davis, and Zoey Whorton, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends and loved ones.


Bill Lee Burkart, a member of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee, was born, December 29, 1931, during the Great Depression to Edward Richard Lee Burkart and Thelma (Spearman) Burkart, in Gilman, Indiana. Bill grew up in the state of Wisconson. He passed away on October 25, 2014 at Grace Living Center in Tahlequah, Oklahoma at the age of 82.

Bill was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served as an aircraft navigator during the Korean Conflict and as an aerial reconnaissance photographer with the Sea Wolves Anti-Submarine Unit during the Viet Nam War.

After his service in the U.S. Navy, Burkart earned a degree in Limnology and worked in the environmental field with the Geneva Lake Watershed Environmental Agency and the Lake Como Lake Committee. He also worked in collaboration with the Whitewater University and the Bolton Institute in Washington DC. Burkart was a member of the Institute of Environmental Sciences and served on the Environmental Pollution Committee and the Marine Biology Committee.

Burkart moved to Oklahoma, his ancestral home, several years ago. He was an active member of the Cherokee County Archaeological Society and Director of the Oklahoma Anthropological Society (OAS). Burkart was the overseer of ancient Indian mounds, such as the Lee Creek Mound, for the OAS at the University of Oklahoma.

Over the past several years, Burkart conducted research into locations of abandoned and undocumented Cherokee gravesites in eastern Oklahoma. He photographed the cemeteries, cleaned them up and recorded locations. At the time of his illness, Burkart was working with his friend, Gary Courtney, on a book for publication about the gravesites of the Cherokee-Keetoowah people.


Charles Curtis Sutton, 72 of Henryetta, OK passed away Sunday, October 26, 2014 in Albuquerque, NM.

Charles was born September 11, 1942 in Van Buren AR, the son of Thurman and Eva (Hall) Sutton. He graduated from Wasco High School in California and worked for Bellridge Oil Company as a roustabout. Shell Oil bought out Bellridge and Charles began a long career with Shell. He became a master electrician, supervisor, inspector, and troubleshooter for Shell and was always in demand as he was extremely knowledgeable in problem solving. If Shell had a problem Charles could figure it out when others were unable to. Charles married Emma Gibson on November 27, 1961 in Wasco, CA.

Charles was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was always there for his family and they could always count on him helping them and getting them through the rough times. Charles enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, being in the woods and traveling. At home he enjoyed reading, watching westerns on tv, working on vehicles and tinkering. He will be remembered as a man who would help anyone in need.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Raymond Curtis Sutton; three sisters, Betty Settlemire, Peggy Ryan, and Gloria McAfee and is survived by his wife, Emma, of the home in Henryetta, OK; son, Charles Leroy Sutton and wife, Carla Ann of Checotah; daughter, Ronda Sue Fain and husband, Tony Ray of Muskogee; grandchildren, Jeff Williams, Brisha Williams, Scott Williams, Amity Williams, Felicia Sue Didway, Cody Lynn Lusk, Steven Lusk, Amanda Overman, Natasha Sutton and Reshonda Jo Watley; great-grandchildren, Jeffrey Williams Jr, Jocelynn Williams, Serenity Williams, Sienna Williams, Braiden Overmon, Kerigan Lusk, Holden Lusk, and Raiden Watley; sister, Bobbie Lynn Huffman, Riverside, CA; brother David Sutton, Bakersfield, CA; a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.


Eddie Wayne Kash, of Porum, Oklahoma, passed away October 27, 2014, in Porum, at the age of 62. He was born October 1, 1952, in Dumas, Texas, to Vernon Jackson and Betty Jo Varnell.

Eddie is survived by;

One brother: Marvin Varnell and wife, Mona Lisa

2 nieces: Chastity Casinger and husband, Micheal Cassidy Varnell

Three great nieces: Hailey Varnell Laynee Varnell Saige Casinger

One great nephew: Bayler Casinger

Aunt: Mary Glover and Glenn, of Longtown, Oklahoma

Uncle: Sam Kash of Hico, Texas

Eddie was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Jo Varnell and Lester; three aunts,Clara Latimer, Dora Thornton, and Nora Stout; and uncles, Luther Kash, Shannon Kash, Homer Kash, Clarence Kash, and Curtis Kash.

Eddie served in the U.S. Navy and his occupation before retirement was a Forklift Operator.

Memorial service will be 10 am Friday, October 31, 2014 at Mallory Chapel, Stigler with Mr. Dan Hughey officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home & Crematory, Stigler.

There will be no viewing


Carolyn Sue Gant, of Keota, Oklahoma, was born January 31, 1946, in Muskogee, Oklahoma, to Clyde Lee and Gladys Marie (Sampson) Tadpole and passed away October 28, 2014, in Fort Smith, Arkansas, at the age of 68.

She is survived by;

Her husband: Billy Gant of the home

Two daughters: Trina Young of Van Buren, Arkansas Susan Nutt of Muskogee, Oklahoma

Two sons: Steven Gant and wife, Kimberly of Keota, Oklahoma Bruce Gant of Keota, Oklahoma

16 Grandchildren

10 Great Grandchildren

Carolyn was preceded in death by her parnets, Clyde and Gladys Tadpole; her grandparents, Sie and Lillian Russell; and one granddaughter, Cassie Nutt.

Graveside services will be 2:30 pm Friday, October 31, 2014 at South Bethel Cemetery with Rev. Elbert Owens officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home & Crematory.

Pallbearers will be; Grandchildren

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