THINGS TO DO

Thursday, July 18

Porter Peach Festival
Billy Arnett and Boone Mendenhall play
Catfish and Pinto Bean dinner

Friday, July 19

Porter Peach Festival
Main Street Martyr plays

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Recent deaths

(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.)

Jack W. Macomb, 81

Born Friday, August 27, 1937

Died Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Obituary information pending

Visitation
Friday, July 19th, 2019 - 09:00 AM to 08:00 PM - Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel - Muskogee
1830 N. York St. - Muskogee, OK - 74403

Family Visitation
Friday, July 19th, 2019 - 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM - Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel - Muskogee
1830 N. York St. - Muskogee OK - 74403

Service
Saturday, July 20th, 2019 - 10:00 AM - Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel - Muskogee
1830 N. York St. - Muskogee, OK - 74403

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Eugene Clifton Franklin Jr., 84

Born Wednesday, September 19, 1934

Died Sunday, July 14, 2019

Eugene Clifton Franklin JR was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma to Eugene Clifton Franklin SR and Pauline Hill Franklin on September 19, 1934. He passed from this life on July 14, 2019 in Muskogee. Cliff was preceded in death by his father E.C. Franklin Sr., his mother Pauline Franklin, his brother Charles Franklin, and his sister Martha Janet Tubbs.

Cliff is survived by his wife of 65 years and 9 months, Diamond Franklin of Fort Gibson; sons, Ernie and wife Cheryl Franklin of Fort Gibson, Robbie and wife Kathie Franklin of Lantana, Texas; three grandchildren, Madison Franklin, Nathan Franklin, and Rachel Franklin; many nieces and nephews and a lifetime of friends.

He was a lifelong member of Grace Episcopal Church. He attended Muskogee High School graduating in 1952. In 1953, Cliff married the love of his life, Diamond O’Dell.

Cliff enlisted in the US Navy in 1953. He served in communications for 22 years and during that time span he served in Vietnam in the mid 50’s, the Submarine Service during the Cold War, and on board the USS Midway in the early 70’s during the Vietnam War. During his time in the service the family moved to Texas, California, Hawaii, Virginia, Maine, Philippines, and finally moved back to Oklahoma, where Cliff retired in 1975 after rising to the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

Cliff was a 32nd degree Mason and the Worshipful Master of the Pinatubo Zambales Lodge #52 in the Philippines.

After retiring from the Navy, Cliff worked for Daniel Construction and help build the Fort Howard Paper Company. He also worked for Beacon Construction as project manager for different phases of the OG&E Power Plant Expansion. Cliff worked delivering cars for Terry Miller Pontiac/GMC for several years and finished his fulltime working career with H&R Block preparing tax returns.

Cliff loved to scuba dive, hunt, fish, boat, pop fireworks, and especially spending time with his grandchildren. He loved to raise Limousin cattle and had a great deal of help from his best friend Ron McNear. He was a very loving husband, father, and Grandpa/Papaw who will be greatly missed.

Our faith in God helps us through these times with the realization we will see him again.

A visitation will be held Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home in Fort Gibson with family receiving friends 5PM-7PM.

Services for Cliff will be 11AM Friday, July 19, 2019 at the Grace Episcopal Church in Muskogee with Father Bob Wickizer officiating. Committal prayers and interment will follow in the Fort Gibson National Cemetery with Robbie Franklin, Ernie Franklin, Nathan Franklin, Joe Mounts, Ron McNear and Doyle Gustus serving as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations to the Growing of Grace Ministry at 218 North 6th St Muskogee, OK 74401.

The family of Eugene Clifton Franklin JR has entrusted his 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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Delbert Campbell, 66

Born Saturday, May 2, 1953

Died Friday, July 12, 2019

Delbert Campbell, age 66, social worker, resident of Muskogee, OK, transitioned on Friday, July 12, 2019 at Post Acute Medical Hospital in Tulsa, OK.

Arrangements are pending.

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Patricia Ann Green, 76

Born Saturday, November 21, 1942

Died Friday, July 12, 2019

Patricia Ann Green

Patricia "Patti" Green was born on 11/21/1942 in England and passed from this world after a valiant battle with cancer on 7/12/2019 in Ft Gibson, OK.

Patti made her career as an electrical engineer. Her hobbies included traveling, crocheting, needle point and making dolls or stuffed animals for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a talented artist with a love for sketching and painting.

She was preceded in death by her parents John and Ann Falvey, husbands Bill Carter, Arlie Staley and Paul Green.

Patti is survived by her beloved family, daughter Chrissie Moore and husband Jim of Muskogee, OK, son Richard Carter of Muskogee, OK; grandchildren Amanda Johnson and husband Josh of Arkoma, OK, Cassie Nail of Muskogee, OK, and Dustin Carter and wife Ember of Fayetteville, AR; great-grandchildren, Katie, Abby, Nathalya, Sahara and Emily; and dear friend Vince Walling.

Per her request, no funeral services will be provided. A private family gathering will occur at a later date to celebrate her life.

Cremation 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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Betty Jane Ross, 83

Born Monday, March 9, 1936

Died Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Betty Jane Ross, 83, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019 with her family at her side. She was born March 9, 1936 in Allen, Oklahoma to James A. Brown and Sarah Sallie (Tillery) Brown.
Betty married the love of her life and best friend, Thomas Jack Ross on February 4, 1952 in Van Buren, Arkansas. They shared more than 67 years of marriage, love, and making memories.
She worked as a realtor at Century 21 Clinkenbeard Agency.
She enjoyed quilting, cooking, and playing cards at family reunions with her siblings. Betty loved nothing more than spending time with her family.
She was loved by many and will be greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her children, Baby Boy Ross and Debra Jane Ross; her siblings, Velama Ross, Nellie Mize, Lina Thomas, Earnestine Slattery, William Dee Brown, Pauline Smith, and Dorothy Watts.
Betty is survived by her husband, Thomas Jack Ross of the home; her sons, Thomas Lee Ross and wife Teresa of North Lake, TX, James Michael Ross and wife Jan of Muskogee, Alan Ross and wife Janice of Tulsa, David Ross and wife Sharon of Muskogee; grandchildren, Nicole and Doug Nail, Kasey Sainsbury, Amanda Ross, Cody Ross, Laura and Rusty White, Melissa and Joey Poffel, Celsey and Darrin Darnell, and Ciara Ross; 12 great-grandchildren; siblings, Richard Brown of Muskogee, and Sue Vaughn of Anderson, IN; along with other family members and many friends.
The family will receive friends from 5:30-7:30pm, Friday, July 12, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.
Funeral services celebrating Betty’s life will be 10AM, Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain B. K. Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery with David Ross, Alan Ross, Mike Ross, Cody Ross, Tom Ross, and Jake Nail serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Joseph Poffel, Rusty White, William White, Trevor Poffel, Doug Nail, Jaxon Nail, and Darrin Darnell.
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.


Visitation:
Friday, July 12th, 2019 - 03:00 PM to 08:00 PM - (CDT) - Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory

Family Visitation:
Friday, July 12th, 2019 - 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM - (CDT) - Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory

Service:
Saturday, July 13th, 2019 - 10:00 AM - (CDT) - Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel


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John Henry “Cody” Bryant Jr., 38

Born Sunday, November 16, 1980

Died Wednesday, July 10, 2019

John Bryant, age 38, a resident of Ft. Gibson, OK transitioned, Wednesday, July 10, 2019 in St. Francis Medical Center, Tulsa, OK.

A Celebration of Life will be conducted, Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 11 a.m. in Four Mile Branch Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Four Mile Branch cemetery. Visitation, Friday, July 19, 2019 in Precious Memories Chapel, during the hours of 1:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M.

The family has been cared for by House of Winn-Muskogee.

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Lavern O’Laughlin, 80

Born Saturday, June 17, 1939

Died Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Lavern O’Laughlin, 80, of Muskogee was born June 17, 1939 in McFarland, California to William and Inola (Neff) Underwood and passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2019 in Tulsa, OK.
Lavern met and married the love of her life, Willis Clyde O’Laughlin Sr. on July 24, 1958 in Florence, Arizona. He preceded her in death July 8, 2008.
She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist Faith. She enjoyed taking care of her family and loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved to play bingo, watch western movies and traveling, especially to Arizona to enjoy the warmer weather and the beautiful scenery.
Lavern was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Willis Clyde O’Laughlin Sr; sons, Willis Clyde O’Laughlin Jr, Earl Benton O’Laughlin and Steven Lee O’Laughlin.
She is survived by her daughters; Bonnie Coffey and husband Johnny of Muskogee, OK and Karen Trevail and husband Gene of Jacksonville, Florida; son, Joe O’Laughlin of Muskogee, OK; eleven grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.
Graveside services celebrating Lavern’s life will be held 10:00AM Friday, July 12, 2019 at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Checotah, OK with Pastor Junior Jenkins officiating.
The family of Lavern O’Laughlin has entrusted her care, services and burial to Cliff and Carmen Garrett of Clifford D. Garrett Family Funeral Home, 1224 E. Poplar, Fort Gibson, OK. 918-478-2555 You may share online condolences with the O’Laughlin family at clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com

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Bobby Wayne Harris Sr., 76

Born Monday, November 16, 1942

Died Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Bobby Wayne Harris Sr, 76, of Fort Gibson, OK, passed away peacefully on July 9, 2019 at his home surrounded by family.
Bob was born in Muskogee, OK, on November 16, 1942. He is the son of the late Rev. Billy Harris and Wauhillau Adkisson Harris. He married Thelma Marie Smith on May 29, 1968 in Muskogee, OK. Bob and Thelma raised three children, Bobby Harris Jr, Tracy Harris Emmons, and Greg Harris.
Bob enlisted in the Air Force in July 1964, completed his basic training at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, TX and was stationed at Sheppard AFB in Wichita Falls, TX. He then transferred to the Air Force Reserves where he was stationed at Tinker AFB in OKC, OK. After being Honorably Discharged from the Air Force, Bob enlisted in the Army National Guard and was stationed in Muskogee, OK. He was Honorably Discharged from the Army National Guard in March 1974. Bob’s career started at the US Army Corp of Engineers then he spent 3 years welding for Port City Steel before going to work at CRC-Evans Pipeline Equipment in Tulsa for 34.5 years where he retired in 2004. One of Bob’s greatest accomplishments was giving his life to the Lord 13 years ago. He faithfully attended Old Mission Church where he proudly served the Lord as a Deacon. In his spare time, Bob loved to hunt, fish, and cook. Some of his most precious memories were sharing these things with his children and grandchildren. He was active in the American Legion Post #20 in Fort Gibson.
Bob was preceded in death by his mother and father, two infant brothers Carson and Teddy Harris, brother Rick Harris, and sister Billie Arlene Disney.
He is survived by his wife, Thelma Harris of the home; his children, Bobby Harris and wife Deanna of Fort Gibson, Tracy Emmons and husband Kevin of Collinsville, and Greg Harris of Fort Gibson; his honorary son, Joe Dale Parker and wife Pat of Muskogee; his grandchildren, Zachary and Noah Harris of Fort Gibson, Clark Heslar of Muskogee, Caden Hilger of Billings, Montana, Conner Hilger of Katy, Texas, Avery Hilger of Collinsville, Josh Emmons of Ponca City, Megan Barabasz of Ponca City, Seth Emmons of Ponca City, Matthew Harris of Okay, Bailey Harris of Fort Gibson; his great-grandchildren, Zayde and Hallee Heslar of Muskogee, Mattie and Kohen Emmons of Ponca City, Mason and Maddox Choate, and Cole Barabasz all of Ponca City. He is also survived by three siblings, Sammie Locust and husband Les, Jerry Harris and wife Nancy, and Joy Perry and husband Don all of Fort Gibson; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members.
The family would like to thank Hometown Hospice in Muskogee, OK for the wonderful love and care they gave, not only to Bob but to the entire family. We appreciate the nurses and aides that helped us through this process; Katie, Paula, Candace, Ashley and Megan.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at First Baptist Church in Fort Gibson beginning at 10AM. All family and friends are welcome to join in the celebration of the life of this wonderful husband, father and Papa.
The family of Bobby Wayne Harris Sr. has entrusted his cremation 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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Hazel Marie Gibson, 83

Born Sunday, February 2, 1936

Died Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Hazel Marie Gibson, 83, of Fort Gibson was born February 2, 1936 in Porum, OK to James and Effie (Potter) Murray and passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2019 in Fort Gibson, OK with her loving family by her side.
Hazel was very proud of her missionary work and being an ordain minister with International Pentecostal Holiness. She was a very selfless person who enjoyed reading her bible, creating beautiful nativity scenes in ceramics, gardening, canning, all types of flowers, fishing and anything outdoors. Hazel was a licensed care giver, not only to people in need but to all types of animals. Numerous stray dogs became a part of the family. She was a wonderful cook and was especially famous for her fish fry get togethers. Hazel was a faithful member of New Life Center and was President of the Women’s Auxiliary and a long-time member at Bethel Temple. Her love for her Savior and family was evident in everything she did. Her legacy of love and devotion will live on through her family.
Hazel was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Harding Murray, Dale Murray, Will Murray, James (Snook) Murray and Little James Murray; sisters Mable (Hughes) Murray and Mildred (Hughes) Murray.
Those left to cherish her memory are her son, James Roberts and wife Chris; sister, Betty Culver; grandchildren, Sarah McWilliams and husband Phil, Pete Roberts and wife Lindsey and Katie Lawson and husband Tracy; great grandchildren; Isaac, Jaden and Isabella McWilliams; Daniel and Anna Roberts and Port Lawson. A bonus daughter Sue Kucik and husband Joe; many nieces, nephews, cousins and those we all embrace as family. Many others who called her Nanny and a host of friends.
A visitation will be held Sunday, July 14, 2019 with family receiving friends from 2PM-4PM at Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Gibson. Services will be 11AM Monday, July 15, 2019 at New Hope Church in Muskogee with Reverend Frank Treseder officiating.
Committal prayers and interment will follow at Fort Gibson National Cemetery, with Pete Robert, Michael Culver, David Treseder, Jon Treseder, Jaden McWilliams and Isaac McWilliams serving as casket bearers. Honorary casket bearers will be Port Lawson, Daniel Roberts and Joe Treseder.
The family of Hazel Marie Gibson has entrusted her care, service and burial to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home, Fort Gibson 918-478-2555. You may share online condolences with the Gibson family at clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com

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E. Pauline Fox, 92

Born Tuesday, December 7, 1926

Died Monday, July 8, 2019

Esther “Pauline” Fox, 92, of Muskogee, Oklahoma went to be with her Lord and Savior on July 8, 2019. She was born on December 7, 1926 to James Samuel Webster and Sylvia Webster in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Pauline graduated from Muskogee Central High School and then graduated from college in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Pauline married the love of her life, Byron Fox, Jr., in January of 1964 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. They were best friends and loved each other unconditionally.
She worked at Southwestern Bell for over 40 years and retired in 1987. Pauline was an active member of Muskogee First Baptist for over 50 years. She loved serving the Lord and was the church librarian, a Sunday school teacher and served on several committees. Pauline was very active in various community and social clubs including: Pilot Club, Knife and Fork Club, and Pioneer Woman’s Club. She loved to work with stained glass, gardening and dealing in real estate. Her greatest joy was her family. To those that knew and loved her, Pauline will always be remembered as a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Sylvia Webster; and husband, Byron Fox, Jr.
Pauline is survived by her beloved special family, Chrissie Moore and husband Jim of Muskogee, OK, Richard Carter of Muskogee, OK, Amanda Johnson and husband Josh Johnson of Arkoma, OK, Cassie Nail of Muskogee, OK, and Dustin Carter and wife Ember of Fayetteville, AR; great-grandchildren, Katie Abby, Nathalya, Sahara and Emily; special extended families, The McMillan’s and The Edgmon’s; and numerous other family members and friends.
A celebration of Pauline’s life will be 2PM, July 11, 2019 at Greenhill Cemetery Pavilion with Pastor Clint Hayes officiating.
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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Raymond W. Mosteller, 90

Born Thursday, May 23, 1929

Died Monday, July 8, 2019

Raymond W. Mosteller, 90, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away Monday, July 8, 2019. He was born on May 23, 1929 in Haskell, Oklahoma to Charles Clayton Mosteller and Ruth Jewel (Keaton) Mosteller. Raymond married the love of his life Margaret Ellen (Fultz) Mosteller on October 13, 1951 in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
Raymond worked at Fansteel Metals through 34 years of his life, before retiring in 1991. He also was a farmer, worked on drilling rigs, and worked as a mechanic. He served in the 45th infantry in the Army National Guard during the Korean War. He loved gardening, fishing, riding motorcycles, and bluegrass music. He was a proud blood donor to Red Cross; he gave over 20 gallons. Raymond was just a jack of all trades, he did carpentry, and even built his own shop and home.
Raymond is preceded in death by his parents, Charles Clayton Mosteller and Ruth Jewel (Keaton) Mosteller.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret (Fultz) Mosteller of Muskogee, OK; sons, Glen Mosteller and wife Patti of Owasso, OK, and Ted Mosteller and wife Laura of Muskogee, OK; brother, Cleon Mosteller of Haskell, OK; grandchildren, Brian Mosteller and wife Rachel of Oro Valley, AZ, Andrea Uhl and husband Mathias of Naurod, Germany, Lindsey Funk and husband Chris of Oklahoma City, OK; great-grandchildren, Ellie and Sam Mosteller and Laine Margaret Funk; and many special nieces and nephews, as well as numerous friends.
A celebration of Raymond’s life will be 10:00am Friday, July 12, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Wade Mosteller officiating. Interment will follow at Haskell Cemetery with Brian Mosteller, Mathias Uhl, Chris Funk, Michael Bolding, Beaver Bolding, and Matt Mosteller serving as Pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Legion of Haskell.
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.


Visitation:
9:00am-8:00pm Thursday, July 11, 2019 Cornerstone Funeral Home

Family Visitation:
5:30pm-7:30pm Thursday, July 11, 2019 Cornerstone Funeral Home

Service Info:
10:00am Friday, July 12, 2019 Cornerstone Funeral Home

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Barbara J. Howell, 85

Born Sunday, September 10, 1933

Died Sunday, July 7, 2019

Funeral services for Barbara Jean Howell, 85 of Muskogee will be held at 1100 a.m. Friday 19 Jul 2019 at York Street Christian Church with Gene Thompson officiating. Arrangements are under the directions of Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory
Barbara Jean Howell was born 5 Sept 1933 in Muskogee, Oklahoma the daughter of Isaac Mullins and Sabra (Busby) Mullins and died 7 Jul 2019 in her forever home Muskogee, Oklahoma.
After graduating from Central High School, Muskogee, Ok
She married Arthur Joe Howell who was the love of her life.
Barbara married into the Air Force Family. They were station at Vance AFB, OK, Greenville AFB, MS, Washington Nation Gravity Point Airport, VA, Andrews AFB, MD, Kirkland AFB, NM, Toul-Rosieres AFB, France, Mountain Home AFB, ID, Urdon AFB, Thailand, RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge, UK England, Dyess AFB, Tx, and Tinker AFB, Ok. She loved her travels all over the world.
She loved gardening, bowling, knitting, fishing, cooking, sewing and most of all raising her family.
Survivors include her two daughters and son. Patty Bixby and husband Steven of Texas, Brenda Burleson and husband Dale of Oklahoma, Bill Howell and wife Melanie of Oklahoma.
Survivor’s two brothers and two sisters. Dan Mullins and wife Marilyn of Oklahoma, Ed Mullins of Oklahoma, Sandy Day of Oklahoma, Margie Richerson of Oklahoma. She has ten grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by parents Isaac and Sabra Mullins, Brothers Bob Mullins, Jim Mullins. Her husband Arthur Joe Howell and daughter Debbie Ann Cotton. Brother-in-law Larry Richerson.
Honorary Pallbearers: Dawson Howell, Peyton Howell, Ryan Cotton, Christopher Parker, Brandon Bixby and Jason Bixby

11AM, July 19, 2019 at York Street Christian Church.

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Lloyd R. Webster, 90

Born Tuesday, June 18, 1929

Died Friday, July 5, 2019

Lloyd R. Webster, 90, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away on Friday, July 5, 2019. He was born on June 18, 1929 in Muskogee, Oklahoma to Richard Marion Webster and Gena Hester (Potter) Webster. On February 10, 1950 Lloyd married the love of his life Ina (Goodart) Webster. They spent over 69 memorable years together.
He worked at Container Corp for about 28 years before resigning and establishing Oklahoma Interpak with a partner of his. He was a charter member of Fairview Baptist Church. Lloyd and his wife were members of Boston Avenue Baptist Church before Lloyd’s mother (Gena) saw the need for a new church in the community. Thus, Fairview was started in the old Fairview schoolhouse. Lloyd was also a member of “The Rednecks of The Round Table” until his health issues kept him, for the most part, homebound. When he was able to, he loved for his wife to take him on car rides. Lloyd was always proud to say he was raised on a farm east of Summit, Oklahoma and learned to drive a “John Deere” tractor at an early age.
Lloyd is preceded in death by his parents, Richard M. Webster and Gena H. Webster; brother, Leon Webster; sister, Louise (Webster) Ganther.
He is survived by his wife, Ina (Goodart) Webster of Muskogee, OK; sons Richard “Rick” Webster and wife Sharon of Leander, TX (daughter Misha Webster), Kenneth “Ken” Webster and wife Diane of Muskogee, OK (son, Cole Webster, daughter Dacia (Webster) Carter and husband Jason), and Thomas Tom Webster and wife Shelly of Muskogee, OK (daughters Kaley Webster and Marissa Higgins and husband Josh); 3 great-grandchildren Trenton Rutherford, Thayson Ray Webster, Camden Barnes; sister, Dorothy Posey and husband Ward of Coweta, OK; brothers, Dan Webster of Wagoner, OK and David Webster; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of close friends.
A celebration of Lloyd’s life will be 10:30am Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Bobby Sowers officiating. Interment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery with Leon Martin, Keith Perceful, Lankford Bivins, Dale Carnell, Stan Strickland, and Audie Strickland serving as Pallbearers.
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.


Family Visitation:
5:30pm-7:30pm Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home

Public Visitation:
9:00am-8:00pm Monday, July 8, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home
9:00am-8:00pm Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home

Service is 10:30am Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.
Interment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery.

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Chester Lee Hooper, 64

Born Thursday, March 10, 1955

Died Friday, July 5, 2019

Chester Lee Hooper, 64, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away Friday, July 5, 2019. He was born March 10, 1955 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Chester moved with his family to Muskogee where he attended Muskogee High School.
He enjoyed nothing more than riding his Harley and watching football.
Chester worked as a pipefitter for many years.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Maxine Hooper; father, Bill Hooper; siblings, Henry Hooper, Billy Hooper, and Linda Hooper Cartwright.
Chester is survived by his son, Brent Lee Rosson and wife Kim; daughter, Mindy Jo Hall with Darell Richmond, all of Muskogee; his grandchildren, Cody Lee Hooper, Amanda Lee Ann Hooper, James Michael Hooper, Trenton Kelly Rosson, Danielle Shay Rosson, Gabrielle Claricia Rosson, all of Muskogee; his great-grandchildren, ShayAnn Hooper, Sophia Hall, and Olivia Hall, all of Muskogee; along with other family members and friends who will greatly miss him.
A private family memorial service is planned for a later date.
Cremation services provided by 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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Suzanne M. “Shelly” Crawford, 56

Born Monday, February 18, 1963

Died Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Born February 18, 1963, to Grover Lee and Geraldine Crawford, Suzanne Michelle Crawford entered the Kingdom of Heaven July 3, 2019 after much suffering from debilitating diabetes. The cruel disease was a constant test of her faith but faith is a gift the Lord gave to Shelly in great abundance. Through her suffering, she never wavered in her faith. Shelly was always cheerful and interested in other people. She had run a successful cleaning business in Muskogee but was ready to move on to other endeavors. She went to college but discovered real estate sales and knew this was her calling. She was a successful realtor but that career was cut short by her health. She loved teaching Sunday School and working with young people.
Shelly was defined by the love she generated and her irrepressible personality. She derived much pride in her Cherokee heritage.
Indeed we can say with the poet, “death be not proud, oh grave where is thy sting, oh death where is thy victory?”
She was preceded in dear by Grover Lee and Geraldine Crawford and by her brother Ronald Dean Crawford.
She is survived by her sister Lynda Scott and her husband Larry of Edmond, Oklahoma and her brother David Crawford and his wife Jill of Tulsa, Oklahoma and many nephews, nieces, cousins and beloved friends.
A family visitation will be 2pm-4pm, Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.
A celebration of Shelly’s life will be 1:30PM, Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Timothy Baptist Church with Pastor Kelly Payne officiating. A private family interment will follow with Brent Scott, Benjamin Crawford, Kyle Crawford, Lynn Jamison, Jerry Noblin, Ben Jackson and Andy Keim serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Leatherman, Larry Cavin and Kenneth Neel.
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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Kamonae Carey, 43

Born Monday, November 3, 1975

Died Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Kamonea Carey, age 43, resident of Muskogee, OK, transitioned Wednesday, July 3, 2019 from Muskogee, OK.

Arrangement are pending.

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Glenda S. Mitchell, 82

Born Thursday, June 17, 1937

Died Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Glenda Lynn Sue Mitchell, 82, of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma passed on Thursday, July 2, 2019. She was born June 17, 1937 in Menetone, TX to William Edward Campbell and Nancy (Smith) Campbell. She attended Odessa High School.
She was the homemaker in her home and she also worked as a bookkeeper for many years of her life. She loved painting, crafts, and knitting. Glenda was also a member of First Assembly of God church.
Glenda is preceded in death by her parents, William and Nancy Campbell; brother Don Campbell and wife Marla; son Keven Gibson; and grandson Drew Gibson.
She is survived by her sons, Joe Gibson of Traverce City, MI, Jim Gibson of Traverce City, MI, and Coly McClendon of California; brother Dusty Campbell and wife Betty of Muskogee, OK; aunt, Wanoa Smith; uncle, Bill Smith of Muskogee, OK; and many other cousins, nephews, and nieces in the Muskogee area.
A celebration of Glenda’s life will be 10:00am Monday, July 8, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Gene Bebee officiating.
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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W. Lewis Woodson, 87

Born Tuesday, September 8, 1931

Died Sunday, June 30, 2019

W. Lewis Woodson was born on September 8th 1931 in Tulsa Oklahoma to parents, Walter and Letha Woodson. Lewis attended school in Tulsa graduating from Central High School with the “Nifty Class of Fifty”. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Oklahoma Baptist University and also received a major in Accounting from the University of Tulsa. Later he went to the University of Nebraska where he earned a Master’s degree in College Business Administration.

Lewis was employed with Tulsa First National Bank and Amarada Petroleum before being asked to join the administration of Bacone College in 1961. In 1978, he was asked to become the business administrator at First Baptist Church in Tulsa. While there, he was elected the President of the National Association of Church Administrators. After seven years at First Baptist Church he was asked to return to Bacone College as the Vice President of Finance where he remained until he retired in 1994.

Lewis was dedicated to Christ and his church. Lewis was active in the First Baptist Church in Muskogee serving in various positions over the years including as Sunday School director, teacher, deacon (twice as chairman), volunteered at the food bank and served on numerous committees. After his wife Edie retired, they worked together part-time visiting retired American Baptist ministers and missionaries in a five state region. Lewis was an active member of the Gideons.

Lewis loved to travel; over their sixty-three year marriage, he and Edie visited all fifty states and several foreign countries.

During his retirement, Lewis became an accomplished woodworker and enjoyed making various pieces of furniture and decorations for his family.

Lewis was preceded in death by his parents, Letha and Walter Woodson; brothers, Myron, Daryl, and Paul Woodson; sister-in-law, Virginia Woodson; son-in-law, Terry Stewart; brothers-in-law, Edward and Richard Trott.

He leaves behind his wife, Edie; his daughters, Gail Stewart, Linda Woodson, and Lori Payne; son-in-law, Tom Payne; daughter-in-law, Megan Davis; nephews, Tim Woodson and his wife, Carolee, Ron Woodson, Jim Trott and his wife, Jill; sister-in-law, Freda Trott and her children, Debbie, John, Mary and Paul. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Kelsey Pittman and her husband Aaron, Heather Shreve and husband Josef, Joshua Payne, Jillian Stewart and Joshua Davis; his great-grandchildren, Madison Pittman, Evelina and Macy Shreve; along with other family members and many friends.

Funeral services celebrating Lewis’ life will be 10AM at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday the 6th of July, 2019 with Pastor Johnny Derouen officiating. Interment will follow at 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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Betty Mae Barker, 75

Born Monday, November 15, 1943

Died Thursday, June 27, 2019

Betty Mae Barker of Muskogee Oklahoma died June 27th, 2019. She was born November 15th, 1943 in Anthony Kansas to Ethle Mae Conner and Johnnie Dale Waggoner. Betty has two living sisters Darlene and Karen. Betty had one sister, Judy Waggoner who passed away at an earlyage.
Betty was a high school graduate before marrying John McKinley Barker, July 18th, 1963, in Spearman Texas, where they lived before moving to Tulsa Oklahoma. They have three sons Patrick, Christopher and Kelly. Betty and John have four grandchildren, Lauren Elizabeth, Steven Patrick, and Kourtney and Madison Cox.
Betty was employed early on at Shell Oil company and also worked at Med X drug store before going to work at the Muskogee Pheonix newspaper. She retired from there after 25 years of service. Betty enjoyed spending time with her dogs and watching Nascar with John.
She is survived by many nieces and nephews. Betty lost her husband John in March. A memorial service will be held for Betty and John at a later date

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