Michelle Chambers, 66

Born December 30, 1955

Died May 22, 2022

James Patrick Crossno, 98

Born May 20, 1924

Died May 21, 2022

Joann Mangum, 82

Born December 6, 1939

Died May 19, 2022

Brandon Jordan, 37

Born September 7, 1984

Died May 18, 2022

John Taylor 'Porky' Gragg, Jr., 78

Born March 1, 1944

Died May 17, 2022


Our death notices and obits are always free to the families and funeral homes.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 8:08 AM

The Muskogee Parks and Recreation 2022 online Azalea Banner Auction is open for bidding this week through the shutoff time of 7 p.m. on Friday, May 6. The banners can be viewed and bid on here.

All 100 banners will close out at that 7 p.m. Friday time, and sales are final. The auction site will ask potential bidders to sign up and enter card information before taking bids on the banners, but anyone can go on and view the art without bidding or registering. If you do bid, bids start on each banner at $25 and bids must be placed in $10 increments. A maximum bid can also be placed and the site will contact you via message if you’re outbid.

Proceeds from the Azalea Banner Auction go the Muskogee Parks and Recreation Park Development Fund and to the project partner, Muskogee Art Guild. This original Muskogee public art and Azalea Festival project has been held annually since 1991.