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(Death notices and obituaries are taken from area funeral homes and presented here as-is. The respective funeral homes are responsible for their content. They are published here free of charge in chronological order by date of death.)

R. Steve Walden, 61

Born Saturday, October 12, 1957

Died Sunday, September 15, 2019

Obituary information pending

Visitation:
9AM-8PM, Thursday, September 19, 2019 @ Cornerstone Funeral Home


Service:
10AM, Friday, September 20, 2019 @ Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel

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Lonnie Harold O’Dell, 87

Born Monday, March 28, 1932

Died Sunday, September 15, 2019

Lonnie ‘Harold’ O’Dell, 87, of Muskogee was born March 28, 1932 in Fort Gibson, OK to Lonnie and Opal (Woods) O’Dell and went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at the Jack C Montgomery Veteran’s Hospital in Muskogee with his loving family by his side.
Harold grew up and received his formal education in Fort Gibson. He joined the United States Air Force on March 1, 1951 serving during the Korean Conflict and received an honorable discharge on March 1, 1955 at the rank of Airman First Class. He furthered his education at Northeastern State University and Oklahoma State University. He received his Master’s in education administration at NSU. His teaching career began at Braggs, followed by teaching carpentry at Fort Gibson and the Indian Capital Area Vo-Tech as a carpentry instructor and later as an administrator, retiring after 32 years service in 1988.
Harold was a faithful member of the Fort Gibson First United Methodist Church where he was involved in mission service using his building skills. He served as a Fort Gibson City Councilor, was a member of the Muskogee County Retired Educators, and sat on the Kate Frank Board of Directors in Muskogee. He was a hobby beekeeper for many years and loved to share his knowledge with others.
Harold loved his family and friends dearly and toward the end of his life they became more precious to him. He might not always recognize his former carpentry students but he never forgot them.
Harold is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Billy O’Dell and Floyd O’Dell; sister, Louise Venus; and grandson, Morgan Lane Ragsdale.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Ruth of the home; daughters, Melanie Ragsdale and husband Bruce of Fort Gibson, OK and Melinda Beth Cox and husband Don of Tulsa, OK; brother, Cloyd O’Dell and wife Betty, special cousin Sherlene Baker and husband Mike; grandchildren, Lauren Shryock, Jordan Newberry and Seth Ragsdale; great grandchildren, Annabelle Shryock and Evangeline Shryock; extended family, church family and many friends.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations in Harold’s name to the Fort Gibson First United Methodist Church, 302 Beauregard St, Fort Gibson, OK 74434.
A visitation will be held Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at the Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home in Fort Gibson with the family receiving friends 5PM-7PM.
A service celebrating Harold’s life will be at noon Thursday, September 19, 2019 at the Fort Gibson First United Methodist Church with Reverend Dawn Richards officiating.
Committal prayers and interment will follow at 2PM in the Fort Gibson National Cemetery with Jordan Newberry, Seth Ragsdale, Bruce Ragsdale, Don Cox, Mike Baker and Chester Hendrix serving as casket bearers. Honorary casket bearers are Brad Clinkenbeard, Ken Lee, Brad Holland and Bill Hill.
The family of Lonnie Harold O’Dell has entrusted his care, services and burial to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home, Fort Gibson. 918-478-2555
Online condolences may be left at clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com

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Hershel Ray McConnell, 87

Born Sunday, June 19, 1932

Died Friday, September 13, 2019

Hershel Ray “Mac” McConnell, 87 of Muskogee, entered Heaven’s gates Friday September 13, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was born June 19, 1932 in Monroe, Oklahoma to Walter F. and Ophia Mae (Gann) McConnell. He grew up and attended the public schools in Monroe.
On December 1, 1952, Hershel enlisted with the United States Navy. He served his country faithfully during the Korean Conflict and later received an Honorable Discharge.
Hershel married the love of his life, Evelyn Rose Hasse, on May 18, 1953 in Phoenix, Arizona. Together, they have shared over 66 years of life and marriage.
His professional career included being a sales representative for Guy’s Foods for many years and then later working at Hilldale Public Schools, retiring in 1997 with many years of service to the schools.
Hershel’s hobbies included woodworking, drawing cartoon characters, fishing, hunting, and being a shade tree mechanic. He enjoyed being a jack of all trades and was known to be self-taught in most anything he did. His family recalls that he dreamed of someday being a pilot and that he most of all loved Christmas and other holidays because he was surrounded by his family.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Ophia McConnell; and his brothers, Roy and Carl McConnell. Hershel is survived by his wife, Evelyn of the home; his children, Roy McConnell and wife Sandy of Glenpool, OK, Janet Webb and husband Andy of Muskogee, Joyce Cox and husband Mike of Pryor, OK, and Ronald McConnell of Phoenix, AZ; his sister, Helen Steele of Fort Gibson, OK; grandchildren, Deonna McCaleb, Brandon McConnell, Elyce Holloway, Kristen Wright, Shelby Perry, Andrew Webb, Michael Cox Jr. and Matthew Cox; 14 great grandchildren with another on the way; 2 great great grandchildren; numerous other family members and many friends.
Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Fort Gibson National Cemetery with Dr. Mike Cox, Reverend Brandon McConnell and Reverend Andy Webb officiating. Military Honors will be presented.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory, 1830 North York Street, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com. The family wishes to give special thanks to Physician’s Choice Hospice, Leeanna Garcia of Community Home Health, Inc., and Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory.

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George Lloyd Carman, 84

Born Wednesday, July 24, 1935

Died Thursday, September 12, 2019

George Lloyd Carman, 84, of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2019. He was born on July 24, 1935 in Okay, Oklahoma to William A. Carman and Virginia (Ford) Carman. He attended Okay and Fort Gibson Public Schools. His family moved to Fort Gibson in 1942. George lived his life to the fullest. He loved to travel, and said he had been to every state in the Union. He was very sociable, and enjoyed motorcycles, horses, camping, and boating. George gave his heart to God. He loved his Mama dearly, and his heart’s desire was to go to Heaven and see her again. He attended Trinity Family Worship in Fort Gibson. George was a very hard worker, and retired from OG&E as a lineman after 30 years of service. George served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion Post 20 in Fort Gibson, and was a former Commander of that Post. He was a member of the Bedouin Shrine, and Bedouin Shrine Mounted Patrol, and won a Shrine Ring Race as “Utility Bill”. He was also a member of the Masonic Order and Elks Lodge. He will be deeply missed. He was preceded in death by his parents, William A. and Virginia Carman; son, Gary Carman; brothers, J.T. Carman and John Carman; and sisters, Ruth Huitt and Faye Cooper. George is survived by his sons, Mark Carman of Fort Gibson and Mike Carman of Muskogee; grandchildren, Jamie Carman, Brandi Sanchez, Ashley Carman, Markie Carman, and Cortni Carman; great-grandchildren, Taylor Sanchez, Kaylee Sanchez, Lane Capps, Luke Capps, and Lincoln West; his sister, Helen Satterfield of Fort Gibson, and special nieces and nephews, Kenny Carman, Wayne Carman, Kathy Hamilton, Kay Cawvey, Larry Huitt, Karen Gillispie, Alan Cooper and Georgia Wahl; special friend, Vicki Davis and family and many friends. A visitation will be Monday, September 16th, 5:00-7:00pm at Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home in Fort Gibson. Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Fort Gibson at 12:00 noon Tuesday, September 17th, with Rev. Daniel Miller officiating. Committal prayers and interment will be at Fort Gibson National Cemetery at 2:00 pm, with members, Tim Smith, Jim Quinn, Dennis Crittenden, Tom Russell, Bob Teeter and Frank Posch of the American Legion Frank Gladd Post #20 in Fort Gibson serving as casket bearers. Honorary casket bearers are Ron Huckabay, Rick Berkenbile, Johnny Nichols, Bobby Cook, Christopher Back and Gale Barnes. Full military honors will be observed. The family of George Lloyd Carman has entrusted his care, services and burial to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home, Fort Gibson. 918-478-2555 Online condolences may be left at clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com

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Robert Wade Rodenberger , 75

Born Tuesday, May 2, 1944

Died Thursday, September 12, 2019

Robert (Bob) Wade Rodenberger long time resident of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away September 12, 2019 at his home. He was born May 2, 1944 in Enid, OK to Darley Wade (Buster) Rodenberger JR and Nellie Bee McRoberts Rodenberger. Bob married Carol Smith Rodenberger on December 23, 1966.
He graduated from Central High School in 1962, served in the Air Force Reserves and continued his education at both Bacone College and the University of Tulsa. He retired in 1995 after a long career in auto and RV sales.
Bob enjoyed watching Nascar races, Oldies but Goodies music, and classic cars.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents and infant sister Mary Jonel Rodenberger. He is survived by his wife Carol, daughter Rebecca Rodenberger, grandson Geoffrey Wall (Tomika Walls) and brother Samuel Rodenberger (Brenda) of Phoenix, AZ
Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 17, 2019, Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Bill Crow officiating. A private family interment will follow in Greenhill Cemetery.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York Street, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.


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Michael Lee Umphrey, 36

Born Tuesday, April 26, 1983

Died Thursday, September 12, 2019

Michael Lee Umphrey, 36, of Hulbert, Oklahoma passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2019. He was born on April 26, 1983 to Richard Umphrey and Mary (Critser) Arnel in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Michael attended Oilton Public Schools.
He worked as a mechanic for many years and enjoyed tinkering on everything he could get his hands on, especially cars. His family remembers that he tore things up and put them right back together. He was blessed with that talent. Michael loved his family very much and enjoyed spending as much time as possible with them, especially his kids.
He was preceded in death by his wife, April Hillis; father, Richard (Buck) Umphrey; uncles, Harvey Renfrow, Steven Blevins, Bobby Critser, Jimmy Mason, Mark Umphrey and Lloyd Umphrey; aunt,Vanda Berry; as well as all his grandparents.
Michael is survived by his children, Madison Umphrey, Jordan Umphrey, Alexis Umphrey and Reagan Umphrey all of Muskogee, OK; his mother, Mary Arnel and husband Darryl of Muskogee; his sisters, Tracy Dickard and husband Stephen of Sapulpa, OK, and Misty Blevins and Charles of Muskogee, OK; brother, Ashton Umphrey and wife Delorian of Oklahoma City, OK; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews and other family members and many friends.
A celebration of Michael’s life will be 2PM, Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Donnie Echols officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Jordan Umphrey, Charles Atkins and James Critser, Jr.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N York Street, Muskogee. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Betty Jean Carter, 81

Born Thursday, April 14, 1938

Died Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Betty Jean Carter, 81, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2019. She was born on April 14, 1938 to Monroe and Marie Richerson in Webbers Falls, Oklahoma.
She loved to go camping and fishing whenever she could. Betty loved her family and loved spending as much time possible with them. She will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Monroe and Marie Richerson; brothers, John, David and Larry Richerson; and sister, Sue Yount.
She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Crossland; son, Michael McConnell; grandson, Billy David Crossland; granddaughter, Jamie Lynn Carter; grandson Micah Koehn McConnell; great-grandsons, Isaac and Jacob Moody, Brentlee Pugh; great-granddaughter, Breanna Perceful and Sarah Carter; step-great-grandchildren, Brianna Nicole, Lauren, Malachai and Caleb Carter; sister, Mary Lee Perry; special family friend, Marilyn Smith; and many others who loved her as much as she loved them.
A memorial tribute will be held at her home on September 21, 2019 from 2PM-4PM.

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Eloise Reed, 96

Born Sunday, October 8, 1922

Died Friday, September 6, 2019

Eloise Reed departed this life for her eternal home on Sept 6, 2019 surrounded by family and loved ones.
Eloise was born on October 8, 1922 in Lampasas, Texas.
She met the love of her life, Dean, in Feb, 1948. They were married a short 3 months later, creating a union that would last 53 years.
Eloise was preceded in death by her husband, Dean, a son, Jay Franklin, her twin sister, Louise (Judge) Akins and a granddaughter, Karrie Reed Major.
She is survived by children; Sharon Pellham (David), Tim Reed (Robin), Rebecca Lockwood (Robert), Jill Callahan (Michael); grandchildren, Myriah, Rachel, Matthew, Dean, Tressa, Emilia and Annabel and great-grandchildren Elizabeth and Carter.
A special thanks to her wonderful caregivers Robbie, Crystal, Cryshana, Ramona, and Tracy.
A celebration of Eloise’s life will be 10AM, Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home with Chaplin Bill Crow officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Eloise believed the Lord left her “here so long so she could witness to people about Him.” With that in our hearts, we ask that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to: Our Daily Bread Devotionals at ourdailybread.org.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York Street, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Fred Gene Edson, 94

Born Tuesday, March 31, 1925

Died Friday, September 6, 2019

Fred Gene Edson, 94, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed from this life on Friday, September 6, 2019. He was born on March 31, 1925 to Fred Newton Edson and Lula Mae (Franz) Edson in Nevada, Missouri. Fred attended high school in Nevada, Missouri, but soon after graduation he enlisted to serve in the Navy. He then married the love of his life Ada Belle Edson on August 27, 1946 in Gerard, Kansas.
Fred was a Commercial Service Technician at Oklahoma Natural Gas for 38 years. He retired in 1984. He loved to go fishing, duck hunting, camping, and spending his summers in the beautiful cool Minnesota at Two Harbors. He also enjoyed wood carving, gardening, and working with stained glass.
Fred is preceded in death by his wife, Ada B. Edson; Herb Gotschall; son, Barry Edson; sisters, Margie Leslie Wheatland, Edith Marie Barclay, and Evelyn Bowers; parents, Fred Newton Edson and Lula Mae (Franz) Edson; grandson, David Lee Edson.
He is survived by his son, Fred Edson Sr. and wife Hazel of Sparta, Missouri; grandchildren, Ann Marie Embrey and husband Mike, Fred Allen Edson Jr. and wife Chandra, Chadwick Andrew Edson and wife Sarah, Carolyn Smith and husband Mike, Christopher John Maxwell, Barry Nicholas Edson and wife, Jared Daniel Edson, and Jason Isaac; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and wonderful friends.
A celebration of Fred’s life will be 10:00am Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Rex Wilkinson officiating. Interment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery with Mike Pierceall, Mike Embrey, Allen Edson, Chadwick Edson, and Tim Gotschall serving as pallbearers. The honorary pallbearer is Don Lowe.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N York Street, Muskogee. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.


Visitation is 9:00am-8:00pm Friday, September 13, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel.

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Frank Garcia, 95

Born Thursday, June 12, 1924

Died Monday, September 2, 2019

Frank Garcia, 95 of Henryetta, OK was born June 12, 1924 in Bastrop, Texas to Juan and Lola (Quellar) Garcia and passed away peacefully Monday, September 2, 2019 at his home in Henryetta, Oklahoma. On April 20, 1943 at the age of 19 years old he enlisted in the United States Army, he fought in WWII, receiving the EAME Campaign Medal with 3 Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart Award, Silver Star Medal/Meritorious Unit Award and World War II Victory Medal. Frank received an honorable discharge on November 23, 1945. After returning home from the war he was hired as a foreman for an agriculture company. As a migrant worker, he, along with his family traveled constantly following the harvest so he could provide for his family. Frank was a hard worker and had many who looked up to him with great respect. At the age of 75, he retired and enjoyed taking road trips with his wife, Sabrina of 55 years. He enjoyed reading old western books and watching classic western movies on TV. Frank was a humble Christian man who was always there for his family. He had a great since of humor and loved the outdoors, working with cattle and horses and fishing. Frank is survived by his daughters; Eufemia Tyree of Napa, ID, Rebecca Crawford of Patterson, CA, Soledad Garcia of Rialto, CA, Louisa Garcia of Atoka, OK, Alma Garcia of Henryetta, OK; sons; Lupe Garcia of Bakersfield, CA, Steven Garcia of Henryetta, OK and Giovanni Garcia of Italy; stepchildren, Tina Blevins of Pratt, KS, Maria Watson of Henryetta, OK, Mario Rodriquez of Albuquerque, NM and Robert Rodriquez of Dallas, TX; brothers, Isaac Garcia and Plutarco Garcia both of Texas; sister, Isabel Garcia Brownfield, TX; 50 grandchildren, 81 great grandchildren and 16 great great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sabrina Garcia on March 2, 2019; sons, Lalo Sambrano, Frank Garcia, Jr., Nolberto Garcia; sister, Aurora Garcia; brothers, Reynaldo Garcia, Juan Garcia and Rafael Garcia; nephews, Abel Garcia and Michael Garcia. A Celebration of Frank’s Life will be held 2PM Monday, September 9, 2019 at the Fort Gibson National Cemetery with Chaplain Forrest Kirk officiating. Military honors will be observed. The family of Frank Garcia has entrusted his care and service to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home, Fort Gibson. 918-478-2555. Online condolences may be left at clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com

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Vanessa L. Glass, 51

Born Wednesday, February 7, 1968

Died Monday, September 2, 2019

Vanessa Lynn Glass, 51, a lifetime resident of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away Monday, September 2, 2019. She was born February 7, 1968 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Vanessa attended Irving Elementary, West Jr. High School, and graduated from Muskogee High School with the class of 1986.
She married the love of her life, Hank Glass, on June 14, 1991. They shared more than 19 years of life and marriage together until Hank passed on December 15, 2010.
Vanessa loved nothing more than being a mom to her boys; a loving wife to her husband; and MiMi to her grandson, Fisher Glass.
She enjoyed antique shopping, going to garage sales, working out, playing softball, and going skating.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hank Glass; mother, Myrna Sanders; father, Thomas Sanders; grandparents, Oweta and Clark Allen, Fern and Bill Sanders; sister, Tammy Lou Biggs; and cousin, Destrie Frazier-Winters.
Vanessa is survived by her son, Hunter Glass and wife Morgan and grandson, Fisher Glass, and her son, Branson Glass; sister, Kristina Hight; brother-in-law, Randy Reeve; niece, Tyler; nephew, Jimmy Hight; aunt and uncle, Debby and Jerry Frazier; cousins, Dustin Frazier and wife Melissa and their children, Emily and Taylor Frazier, Shelby and Jordan Carbone, Jenna Winters, Casey, Katie, and Charlotte Winters; in-laws, Joey and Sandra Glass; sister-in-law, Terry Parks; aunt, Deanna Miller; step-mother, Sam Biggs; along with other family members and many friends who will greatly miss her.
Funeral services celebrating Vanessa’s life will be 2PM, Friday, September 6, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Danny Mills officiating. Interment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Hunter Glass, Branson Glass, Randy Reeve, and James Hight.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York Street, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Charles Edward Strader Jr., 78

Born Saturday, October 19, 1940

Died Friday, August 30, 2019

Charles Edward Strader Jr; 78 of Langley, OK was born October 19, 1940 in Oklahoma City, OK to Charles Sr. and Ebbie Mae (Marrow) Strader and peacefully passed away Friday, August 30, 2019 in the Jack C Montgomery Veterans Hospital in Muskogee with his loving family by his side. Charles grew up in Oklahoma City where he received his formal education. He joined the United States Navy on November 22, 1957 and received an honorable discharge on November 16, 1960. Charles went to work in the concrete construction business in San Diego for 27 years. The next 30 years were spent as a professional truck driver traveling all over the U.S. delivering household goods and high value products. He was a nature and animal lover and taught all his grandchildren to fish. Charles was a faithful believer in Jesus Christ and had an unconditional love for all of his family. He leaves behind a beautiful legacy of love and devotion. Charles is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Donna L. Ryan and a son, John R. Strader; sister, Charlene Ernst. Those left to cherish Charles memory are his wife, Judy of the home; son, David Suter and wife Janice of Cleveland, OK; and daughter, Cynthia Strader-Holder and husband Daniel of Clemson, SC; six grandchildren; two great grandsons, Bladen and Tanner; extended family and many friends. In lieu of flowers the family request donations in Charles’ name to the Langley, OK First Baptist Church @ Box 202 Langley, OK 74350. A graveside service will be held 2PM Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at the Fort Gibson National Cemetery with Pastor Davies Vanpool officiating. Military Honors will be observed. The family of Charles Edward Strader Jr. has entrusted his care and service to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home, Fort Gibson. 918-478-2555. Online condolences may be left at clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com

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Wilma Jean Martin, 84

Born Tuesday, September 18, 1934

Died Thursday, August 29, 2019

Jeannie (Brand) Martin, (Nannie), 84 of Warner, Oklahoma went to her heavenly home on Thursday, August 29, 2019 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Jeannie was born on September 18, 1934 in Onapa, Oklahoma to Dallas and Opal (Russell) Brand. She married the love of her life Bill J. Martin in Fort Smith, Arkansas. They enjoyed over 63 years of marriage together. Jeannie earned an associate degree from Connors State College. She furthered her education at Northeastern State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science, Master of Administration in Elementary Education, and Master’s in Guidance Counseling. Also, she received a Public Administration degree from the University of Tulsa.

While living in Warner, she taught English and psychology at Connors, as well as, being the Director of Food Services. She then transitioned to Warner High School where she taught English and was a counselor for thirteen years. Finally, she became Warner Public Schools first female principal for the next seven years. Throughout Jeannie’s tenure she was honored to receive Muskogee County Teacher of the Year in 1976 and Principal of the Year for District 17.

Jeannie was a lifelong member First Baptist Church in Warner, where she was saved as a young woman. During her 28 years in education, she was a member of nine educational associations. To her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, she was known as Nannie. Nannie was a great cook and loved to sew. They looked forward to her homemade breakfasts, Christmas stockings, and apricot fried pies. Many of her former students enjoyed her homemade baby quilts with handwritten notes for their new arrivals. Nannie was always hospitable. She had a knack for telling you what you needed to hear, and not what you wanted to hear.

She was preceded in death by her parents Dallas and Opal Brand, husband Bill J. Martin, in-laws Verlin and Selma Martin, sisters Margaret Brand, Frances Palmer, Mary Helen Brand, Mary Ellen Cowlin, Esther Brand, nephew Greg Martin, and great nephew Thomas Gregory Martin II.

Jeannie is survived by daughters Debbie Fast and husband James of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma; granddaughter, Jamie Kirkhart and husband Chad of Muskogee, Oklahoma; grandson Joey Fast and wife Brette of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma great grandchildren Katie, Kenzie, and Karlie Kirkhart and Zoey and Zade Fast; brother-in-law Bob Martin and wife Jackie of Morgan Hill, California; Buddy Martin and wife Sue of Checotah, Oklahoma; sisters-in-law Phyllis Sloan and husband Wayne of Gore, Oklahoma, Mary Beth Gately and husband Larry of Checotah, Oklahoma; many nephews, nieces, cousins, and close friends.

A special word of thanks is given to the staff of Dogwood Creek in Muskogee and Transitions Hospice for the kind, considerate, and loving care they extended to Jeannie during this time.

In lieu of flowers Jeannie’s family has requested a memorial scholarship in Jeannie’s name at Armstrong Bank for Warner Public Schools. Jeannie’s family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 6, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.

A celebration of Jeannie’s life will be at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church Warner, Oklahoma, with Pastor Monte Humphrey officiating. Pallbearers: Kim Collins, Wayne Herriman, Robert Kelly, Stephen Jones, Paul Whitley, Jerry Fredrick, Paul McCrary, and Austin Yates. Honorary pallbearers: Ricky Kirkhart, Monte Madewell, Jack Moore, Don Perryman, Don Miller, Steve Sloan, Luther Martin, Pete Hisely, and Richard Ralls. An interment will follow, Greenlawn Cemetery, Checotah, Oklahoma.

Funeral services are under the directions of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 North York Muskogee, Oklahoma. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com


Public Visitation:
1:00pm-5:30pm Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home

9:00am-5:30pm Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home

9:00am-5:30pm Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home

9:00am-8:00pm Friday, September 6, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home

Family Visitation:
5:30pm-7:30pm Friday, September 7, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.



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Carole B. McBride, 71

Born Tuesday, December 9, 1947

Died Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Carole B. McBride, 71, of Muskogee, Oklahoma entered Heaven’s gates on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. She was born December 9, 1947 in Marvell, Arkansas to Simuel and Ruth Davis. She attended grade school in California and high school in Clarksville, Arkansas. Carole furthered her education at Oklahoma University where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree from Northeastern State University.
She married the love of her life, Hershel R. McBride, on June 28, 2000 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. They shared more than 19 years of life, making memories, and marriage together.
Carole served the students at Muskogee Public Schools as a teacher and counselor for many years and retired in 2010.
She was a faithful member of Muskogee First Baptist Church, a lady Shriner, a charter member of Muskogee Morning Lions Club, and served as the chairperson for the Board Muskogee Housing Authority.
She will always be remembered as a wonderful, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Simuel and Ruth Davis; and sister, Linda Haltom.
Carole is survived by her loving husband, Hershel, of the home; her children, Mike Boger and wife Jayceete, Jayzen Boger, Ashley Boger, Robert Boger, and Rebecca Boger; step-sons, Steve McBride and wife Julee, Stan McBride and family; grandsons, Caleb, Cody, and Brandon McBride; brothers, Bill Davis and wife Becky and their children, Alicia Dickerson and husband James, Jan Williams and husband Steven, Billy Davis Jr; brother-in-law, Gerald Haltom and his son Justin Haltom; along with many other family members and friends.
The family will receive friends from 5:30-7:30pm, Friday, September 6, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral services celebrating Carole’s life will be 10AM, Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Al Smithee officiating and Rev. Guy Parrish assisting. Interment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery with Ryan Williams, Billy Davis Jr, and her grandsons, Caleb McBride, Jayzen Boger, Brandon McBride, and Cody McBride serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Dennis Sparks, France Reitz Sr, Gary Dunlap, Jack Jenkins, Jim Bushnell, Charles Evans, Gene Foster, and Harold Willard.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N York Street, Muskogee. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.


Visitation
Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 - 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM - (CDT) - Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory - Muskogee
1830 North York Street - Muskogee, OK - 74403

Visitation
Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 - 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM - (CDT) - Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory - Muskogee
1830 North York Street - Muskogee, OK - 74403

Visitation
Thursday, September 5th, 2019 - 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM - (CDT) - Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory - Muskogee
1830 North York Street - Muskogee, OK - 74403

Visitation
Friday, September 6th, 2019 - 09:00 AM to 08:00 PM - (CDT) - Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory - Muskogee
1830 North York Street - Muskogee, OK - 74403

Family Visitation
Friday, September 6th, 2019 - 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM - (CDT) - Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory - Muskogee
1830 North York Street - Muskogee, OK - 74403

Service
Saturday, September 7th, 2019 - 10:00 AM - (CDT) - Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel - Muskogee
1830 N. York St. - Muskogee, OK - 74403

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John Raymond Rollins, 78

Born Wednesday, October 16, 1940

Died Monday, August 26, 2019

George Raymond Rollins, 78, of Fort Gibson formerly of Norman, OK peacefully passed away Monday, August 26, 2019. He joined the Air National Guard on August 31, 1961 and received an honorable discharge on August 30, 1967. He spent many years in Law Enforcement in Norman, OK.
George is preceded in death by his parents Marvin and Thelma (Haley) Rollins of Noble, OK; brother, Don Rollins and sister in law Josie Rollins.
He is survived by his son Jon Eric Rollins and daughter in law Carol; grandson, Joseph Rollins; brother, Al Rollins and sister in law Kathy.
In honoring George’s wishes, there will not be a service.
The family of George Raymond Rollins has entrusted his care and cremation to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home, Fort Gibson. 918-478-2555.
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James L. Burleson, 67

Born Friday, August 1, 1952

Died Monday, August 26, 2019

On Monday, August 26th 2019, James Lynn Burleson, loving husband; father of three and grandfather of two passed away at the age of 67.

Lynn was born on August 1st, 1952 in Henryetta, OK to James and Maxine (Hill) Burleson. He graduated Dustin High School and attended Okmulgee Technical school where he trained to be an electrician.

He married Carol Ann Stith on July 2, 1980 at the Gospel Rescue Mission in Muskogee, OK.
They raised two daughters, Amanda (Burleson) Guthrie and Melissa (Burleson) Gray, and one son, James Lynn Beau Burleson. They also enjoyed two grandchildren, Alexander Guthrie and Ava Rowan Gray.

He had a passion for tinkering and creating. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t do, as long as his mind was set on it. He made beautiful handmade knives, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and scuba diving. He was a licensed pilot and enjoyed flying fixed-wing aircraft as well as powered parachutes. He instilled his love for creating and exploring in his children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews and many family friends.

Lynn was preceded in death by his Father, James Tennyson Burleson, and his mother Billie Maxine Burleson. He is survived by his wife, Carol Ann Burleson, sister Sharon Eva Angle and husband Butch Angle, three children, two grandchildren, many nieces nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 29th at Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory in Muskogee, OK at two o’clock p.m.

Flowers or donations may be sent to 1830 N. York Street, Muskogee, OK 74403.


Service:
2:00pm Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel.

Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory
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