Jimmy Ray "JR" Hutson, 73

Born May 5, 1946

Died February 16, 2020

John V. Allen Jr., 65

Born December 9, 1954

Died February 16, 2020

Deborah Moore, 61

Born December 10, 1958

Died February 15, 2020

Jessi Michelle Haworth , 15

Born September 3, 2004

Died February 15, 2020

Mary Lois VanBeber-Coffman, 94

Born September 2, 1925

Died February 15, 2020

Myrtle M "Punkie" Staton, 80

Born June 15, 1939

Died February 15, 2020


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Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 8:35 AM

William D. Lowe, Bacone College human resources and special projects director, is one of three recently appointed to the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development’s Board of Directors.

Lowe, also the Okmulgee District Representative for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council, served in the Marine Corps from 1993-2002. He has more than 20 years of experience in management, tribal business development, governance and negotiating both tribal and government contracts. Lowe also serves on the boards of the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma, the Okmulgee County YMCA, the Five Civilized Tribes Museum in Muskogee, and is a Bacone College graduate.

The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development is a non-profit organization which assists American Indian tribes and their enterprises with business and economic development, according to its website,

Its mission is to: “Develop and expand an American Indian private sector which employs Indian labor, increases the number of viable tribal and individual Indian businesses, and positively impacts and involves reservation communities, by establishing business relationships between Indian enterprises and private industry.”