DEATHS

Homer Milton Hanson, 81

Born Saturday, February 29, 1936

Died Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Willard Dale Judkins, 85

Born Sunday, October 9, 1932

Died Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Dennis Wayne Goad, Sr., 59

Born Wednesday, July 23, 1958

Died Monday, December 11, 2017

Raymond Joe Hill, 65

Born Monday, March 10, 1952

Died Monday, December 11, 2017

Roy Eldon "Don" Harp, 74

Born Tuesday, November 23, 1943

Died Monday, December 11, 2017

Roy Eldon "Don" Harp, 74

Born Tuesday, November 23, 1943

Died Monday, December 11, 2017

Willie Lee Griffin, 85

Born Saturday, December 12, 1931

Died Monday, December 11, 2017

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EVENTS

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Castle Christmas
Mike Herndon Band at Music Hall of Fame

Friday, December 15, 2017

Castle Christmas
Swon Brothers play Salvation Army fundraiser

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Castle Christmas
Wreaths Across America

Thursday, April 20, 2017, 12:26 AM

C. Bart Fite

Muskogee Municipal Judge C. Bart Fite was found dead tonight around 10:30 p.m. in his west side home.

Fite, who was arrested late last week on a complaint of domestic violence—which his wife later said was an error, appears to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Muskogee Police.

Family friend Greg Archer found Fite’s body.

If Fite had been charged with a crime in the domestic violence arrest, he stood to lose his license to practice law in addition to whatever penalties might have accompanied the case.

DISCLAIMER: It is the policy of MuskogeeNOW.com to not report on suicides or apparent suicides, with two exceptions: public figures and suicides that occur in public. In this case, since Fite was a public figure and the subject of a recent flurry of news coverage, he meets the first exception.

UPDATE 12:49 a.m.: Muskogee Police released this statement:

“Tonight at around 1030pm, the Muskogee Police Department was dispatched to the residence of local attorney, Bart Fite on a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found Mr. Fite deceased from what appears to be a self- inflicted gun shot wound. As the investigation is ongoing, no further details will be released at this time.”

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