Mary Katherine Dawson, 67

Born July 24, 1952

Died July 2, 2020

Mary Inez Sims, 79

Born September 1, 1940

Died July 2, 2020

Teresa Dawn Reid, 36

Born August 10, 1983

Died July 2, 2020

Shawn Wayne Wheeler, 51

Born February 4, 1969

Died July 1, 2020

John B. Bebee, 89

Born April 25, 1931

Died July 1, 2020

Linda L. "Poni" Wilson, 69

Born October 11, 1950

Died June 29, 2020

Kenneth Ray Benton, 83

Born May 17, 1937

Died June 29, 2020

Roy Dale Jenkins, 80

Born December 11, 1939

Died June 29, 2020

Micheal Joseph Motte, 63

Born December 4, 1956

Died June 27, 2020

Warren Clay Graham Sr., 82

Born October 14, 1937

Died June 26, 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.”