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(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.)

Jessie Madalyn Bingham, 96

Born Monday, May 11, 1925

Died Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Jessie Madalyn Bingham, 96, of Muskogee, OK passed away on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. She was known by family and friends as Madalyn or Maddie. She was born on May 11, 1925 to Mart and Rose (Proctor) Smith in Scottsville, AR. Jessie attended Elm Grove elementary school, Checotah High School for a short period, and graduated from Onapa High School in 1946.
She married her best friend, Arthur Lee Bingham on December 15, 1956 in Muskogee, OK. They shared two daughters and 45 happy years of marriage together. Jessie spent much of her life as a homemaker and loved taking care of her family. She worked outside of the home periodically at Grant’s Department Store, JC Penney’s and S & H Green Stamp store but always preferred being a homemaker. She was also very involved at her home church, West Side Church of Christ. There she taught Sunday School classes for 35 years, was the education supervisor for the preschool department, worked in the education supply room and in the church benevolent center.
She enjoyed flower gardening, shopping with her daughters, and especially spending time with her grandchildren. She was an exceptional wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Bingham; parents, Mart and Rose Smith; brother, Billy Ray Smith; sister, Irene Wiles; and daughter, Linda Kay (Bingham) Spotts.
She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Murrie and husband Albert; grandchildren, LeeAnna and Logan Murrie of Muskogee; son-in-law, Ron Spotts of Muskogee; grandchildren, Adam Spotts and wife RaeAnne of Craig, CO and Will Spotts and wife Ami of Porter, OK; great-grandchildren, Nolan Spotts of Craig, CO, and Lani and Bradley Spotts of Porter, OK; and a special niece, Shannon Mosley and husband Keith of Las Vegas, NV.
A viewing and visitation of family and friends of Madalyn will be Sunday, September 26, 2021 from 3-5pm at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel.
A celebration of Madalyn’s life will be 10am, Monday, September 27, 2021 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Harry Fitzgerald officiating. Interment will follow at Haskell Cemetery in Haskell, OK.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.


Family to greet friends: 3pm-5pm, Sunday, 09/26/2021 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.

Service info: 10am, Monday, 09/27/2021 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel.

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Randall Ray Woodall, 62

Born Thursday, February 26, 1959

Died Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Randall Ray Woodall, 62, of Catoosa, OK passed away on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. He was born on February 26, 1959 to Gordon Ray Woodall and Edith Irene Priest in Muskogee, OK. He attended public school, graduating from Muskogee Central High School. Randy was working as a driver for DHL.
He enjoyed riding motorcycles, fishing, clowning around with kids, playing with his dogs, Molly and Ardie, and most of all filling the world with love and joy. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Edith Irene Priest; father, Gordon Ray Woodall; and brother, Ronald L. Woodall.
Randy is survived by his brothers, Rickey Lynn Holcomb and Danny Joe Woodall of Muskogee, OK.
A celebration of Randy’s life will be 10am, Saturday 25, 2021 at New Life Assembly of God in Fort Gibson, OK with Mr. Lonnie Orman officiating. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Association.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.


Family conducted memorial service:
10AM, Saturday, September 25, 2021 @ New Life Assembly of God, 200 N Lee St, Fort Gibson, Oklahoma

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Virginia L. Cothran, 86

Born Tuesday, April 16, 1935

Died Sunday, September 19, 2021

Virginia L. Cothran, 86, of Oktaha, Oklahoma passed away Sunday, September 19, 2021. She was born April 16, 1935 in Muskogee, Oklahoma to Bill and Nora (Shearrer) Miller. She attended public schools and graduated from Muskogee Central High School in 1953.
Virginia married the love of her life, Lonnie Cothran in July 1954 in Muskogee. They shared many years of life, marriage, and memories together.
She worked as a secretary for Southwestern Bell Telephone and retired in 1987 after many years of service.
She was a member of Oktaha United Methodist Church where she faithfully served and attended until her health began to fail.
Virginia was an avid reader and enjoyed working crossword puzzles. She read her Bible everyday and lived her life to the fullest. She loved nothing more than spending time with her family and made it her mission to spoil her granddaughter, Jenna, who she loved very much.
She was loved dearly and will be greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill Miller and Nora Fleenor; and her husband, Lonnie Cothran.
Virginia is survived by her daughter, Debra Bowen and husband Rocky; grandson, Dustin Bowen and wife Megan, granddaughter, Jenna Bowen; great-granddaughter, Reece Ryann Bowen, all of Oktaha; along with other family members and friends.
Virginia’s life will be celebrated at 10AM, Friday, September 24, 2021 at Middleton Chapel Cemetery with Mr. Jimmy Roper officiating.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com

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Terry Jean Roach, 70

Born Monday, March 26, 1951

Died Sunday, September 19, 2021

Oh what a glorious celebration that took place in Heaven on Sunday, September 19, 2021 when Terry Roach met her Lord and Savior face to face.
She was born March 26, 1951 in Webbers Falls, Oklahoma to Raymond Lee and Gertrude (Keathley) Chapman. She passed away at the age of 70 years, 5 months and 24 days.
Terry attended public schools and graduated from Muskogee High School with the class of 1969. She was a credentialed minister with the Assemblies of God.
She married her best friend and the love of her life, Jack Dwain Roach on December 20, 1968 at the Muskogee First Assembly of God Church. They shared more than 52 years of life, marriage, and memories together.
Terry was a faithful and active member of New Hope Assembly of God Church for many years. She served in many areas of the church being the worship leader, youth leader, choir leader, and a Sunday school teacher. She enjoyed participating on mission trips to Africa, Haiti and Arizona Indian reservations along with the Oklahoma District Assemblies of God prison ministries.
She enjoyed cooking, sewing, painting, bowling, scrapbooking, shopping, and most importantly spending time with grandchildren.
Terry will always be remembered as a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, friend, prayer warrior and minister of the Gospel who loved God with all her heart.
She was loved by so many and will be dearly missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Gertrude Chapman; brothers, Garry Chapman and Dwain Chapman.
Terry is survived by her husband, Jack of the home; son, Shawn Roach and wife Imelda; daughter, Christina Evans and husband Mark of Bristow; son, Jeremy Roach of Oktaha; grandchildren, Levi Roach, Sarah Roach, Marco Roach, Camille Bohnert, Christian Evans, Emma Roach, Kevin Roach, Brooklyn Evans and Ella Roach; great-grandchildren, Eli Ruiz, Isaac Ruiz, Logan Roach and Lincoln Roach; along with other family members and many friends.
Funeral services celebrating Terry’s life will be 10AM, Friday, September 24, 2021 at New Hope Assembly with Pastor Anthony Roe officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery with Levi Roach, Marco Roach, Kevin Roach, Christian Evans, Terry Garoutte, and Lynn Scott serving as pallbearers.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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William Kenneth Bailey, 76

Born Monday, August 27, 1945

Died Saturday, September 18, 2021

William Kenneth Bailey, 76, of Wagoner, Oklahoma passed away Saturday, September 18, 2021. He was born August 27, 1945 in Muskogee, Oklahoma to Audley Kenneth and Reba L. (Mullens) Bailey. He attended public schools and graduated from Fort Gibson High School. He was known by all his friends as Ken or Bill.
William worked as a private investigator for Senator Gene Stipe Law Firm. He was also the owner of the night club, “Brass Rail”.
He enjoyed moving lawns and did his best to stay active. He will always be remembered for his story telling and making people laugh. In 2018, he began living with his daughter, Carol, to be close to her and his grandson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Audley and Reba Bailey.
William is survived by his daughter, Carol of Wagoner; son, Billy Bailey of Houston, TX; grandchildren, Maddison Bailey of Missouri, Camdon Bailey of Wagoner and Xander Bailey of Houston, TX; sister, Carol Wortman and husband Bruce of Washington; three nieces, Debra, Pam and Sherri; nephew, Lewis, and all their family members of Washington; cousins who were like brothers to him, Kenneth Ray Yandell and George Yandell; William’s first wife and mother of his children, Carolyn Hutton; and his second wife, Jeanette Roe of Fort Gibson; along with other family members and many friends.
William will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
No services are planned.
Cremation services provided by Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Margaret A. Johnson, 70

Born Wednesday, August 8, 1951

Died Saturday, September 18, 2021

Margaret Anne Johnson, age 70, of Tulsa (formerly of Muskogee) went home to be with her Lord and Savior on September 18, 2021.
Margaret was born on August 8th, 1951 in Muskogee, Oklahoma to Bill and Betty Condley. She graduated from Central High School in 1969. Margaret married David White and together they were blessed with three boys. She worked several years at Southwestern Bell, Pioneer Abstract and ended her career at Muskogee Regional Medical Center to be a servant to others and enjoy life. Margaret was a remarkable woman of faith and attended The Park Church of Christ in Tulsa, OK with her husband Bill.
Besides spending time with her family and friends, Margaret had a passion to serve. She was a selfless person and was always ready to help others. She often visited friends in nursing homes, brightening up their day. Margaret enjoyed cooking and would make a big feast to gather everyone together, even for the smallest occasion. She enjoyed playing cards and board games with family and friends, strolling through town shopping, and watching the sun rise and sun set. Margaret loved her boys and had an equal love for her grandchildren. She enjoyed going to each of their events, being one of their biggest cheerleaders.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Betty Condley; daughter-in-law, Melissa White and husband Bill Palmieri. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Bill Johnson; brother, Dan Condley; sons, Matt White and wife Brandy, Bart White and wife Bethany, Nick White and wife Brooke; step-daughter, Amy Buckmaster and husband Mickey; step-sons, Bill Alan Johnson and wife Shelly, John Johnson and wife Misha; grandchildren, Alli, Maddie, Averi, Cammie, Beckham, Leighton and Jack White, Jaxon and Madelynn Hannon, Libby Brown and husband Alex, Kate, Molly, Will, Roxie Grace and Jacob Buckmaster, Tanner Johnson and wife Mariah, Tristan Johnson and wife Alex, Trayse, Rachel and Sarah Johnson; nieces, Amber and Hannah Condley; nephew, Will Condley and their mother Angie; and many loving friends and extended family.
Visitation will be 9am-8pm, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.
Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of life gathering at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, September 23, 2021 at Muskogee Church of Christ with Dr. Randy Willingham officiating.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com


Service:
10AM, Thursday, September 23, 2021 @ Muskogee Church of Christ

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Ricky Jake Hamon, 51

Born Wednesday, December 31, 1969

Died Saturday, September 18, 2021

Ricky Jake Hamon, 74, passed away on September 18, 2021 in Muskogee, OK. He was born on August 24, 1947 to Billy Ruben Hamon and Alpha Louise Mealer in Muskogee, OK.
He graduated from Wainwright High School.
Ricky married Paula Deane Hamon on November 21, 1970.
He began his career with Green Country Castings in 1973 and later went to work for Daniels Construction until his retirement. His favorite occupation was being a welder.
He was a member of the Members of Muskogee Bird Dog Club in 1986 as a reporter for several years. He won many trophies and plaques for different dog competitions. Ricky enjoyed fishing and hunting. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved his family, friends and his dog Dink.
Ricky was preceded in death by his wife Paula Deane Hamon; his parents; brother, Danny Hamon and grandson James Matthew Crossland
He is survived by his daughters, Leslie Culver (Mike) of Wagoner, OK, Lisa Gorman of Muskogee, OK, Karen Mock (Ryan), Broken Arrow, OK; grandchildren, Laci Dutra, Whitley Culver, Kelli Crossland, Mariah Jones and Brandon Carter; great-grandchildren, Lexi Dutra, Morgan Costa, Jayme Crossland, Laney Jo Dutra, Maizey Jones; sisters, Mary Field of Porter, OK, Sondra Randalls Drury of Collinsville, OK, Dana Gregory of Uniontown, AR; sister-in-law, Brenda Hamon of Muskogee, OK and numerous other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held 2 P.M., Monday, September 27, 2021 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel in Muskogee, OK with Rev. McBroom officiating. Interment will follow at Middleton Chapel in Oktaha, OK. Pallbearers will be Mike Field, Joe Browning, Mike Culver, Ryan Mock, Brandon Carter, Robert Wheat and Jordan Andis.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com

Service info: 2pm, Monday, 09/27/2021 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel.

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Doyle Kenneth Fullen, 69

Born Monday, September 15, 1952

Died Friday, September 17, 2021

Doyle Kenneth Fullen, 69, of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma was born September 15, 1952 in Ada, Oklahoma to Clifford, Jr. and Imagene (Hoggatt) Fullen and peacefully passed away Friday, September 17, 2021 at his home. Doyle completed his education and went to work at OG&E. He retired after 30+ years to his ranch in Fort Gibson. After retirement, he worked as an electrical consultant for Southwest Electric and Explorer pipeline. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved to compete in rodeos and competed in bronc riding, bull riding and was a talented team roper. He was an emergency medical first responder and a volunteer firefighter for the town of Woodall, Cherokee County. Doyle was preceded in death by his parents. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife, Janet of the home; sons, Justin Fullen and wife Crystal of Fort Gibson, and Jason Fullen and Bea Mize of Braggs; his sister, Carol Wright and husband Gary of Porter; brother, Bob Fullen and wife Ellen of Theodosia, MO; grandsons, Tyler Fullen of Fort Gibson, Shawn Fullen of Keys, Brandon Jackson of Tahlequah and A. J. Lawson of Braggs; granddaughters, Maddison Cummings of Wagoner, Danilynn Fullen of Wagoner, Kynlee Fullen of Tahlequah and Justine Mize, Randi Thomas, all of Braggs; mother in law, Bernice McCabe of Muskogee; sister in law, Debbie Allen of Hectorville; sister in law, Sharon McCabe and husband Russell Hobbs of Los Angeles; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. A visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at Clifford D. Garrett Family Funeral Home in Fort Gibson with family receiving friends 5PM-7PM. Services celebrating Doyle’s life will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at Crescent Valley Baptist Church in Woodall, Oklahoma, with Brother David Pride officiating. Committal prayers and interment will follow at Holland Cemetery in Woodall, Oklahoma with Mike Brown, Johnny Terrell, Jr., Mike Corbell, Brady Gilliam, Tommy O’Laughlin, and Rick Ward serving as casket bearers. The family of Doyle Fullen has entrusted his care, service and burial to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home, Fort Gibson. 918-478-2555. Online condolences may be left for the family at clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com

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Karen Kay (Pate) Felts, 54

Born Monday, May 29, 1967

Died Thursday, September 16, 2021

Karen Kay (Pate) Felts never met a stranger. She had a heart for children, animals, her church, and especially for her family. Karen passed away on Thursday, Sept.16, 2021. She was 54 years old.
Karen and her husband of 27 years, Jack Vincent Felts Jr., along with their two children, Tanner and Brittany, loved spending Saturdays in Stillwater and summers in Florida. Karen was a die-hard Oklahoma State University fan, always wearing orange.
She was born in Muskogee on May 29, 1967, to Jimmy and Phyllis Pate. She was born with a smile and that smile rarely ever left her face. She will be truly missed by so, so many.
Karen graduated from Muskogee High School in 1985 and OSU in 1989. At OSU she was a member of Alpha Delta Phi sorority.
She worked for Muskogee Public Schools for 14 years in a variety of capacities. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Muskogee.
Karen is survived by her husband, Jack “Vinny” Felts, of the home; son, Tanner, and his wife, Ragen Felts, of Tulsa; daughter, Brittany Felts, and her fiancé, Michael Orellana, of Dallas; and mother, Phyllis Pate, of Muskogee; her mother-in-law, Barbara W. Felts of Tulsa; and sister-in-law, Suzanne Hetherington of Tulsa. She was preceded in death by her father, Jimmy Pate Sr., brother, Craig Pate; sister-in-law, Caroline Hendricks and father-in-law, Jack V. Felts Sr.
A memorial service celebrating Karen’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at First United Methodist Church in Muskogee with Reverend Patrick McPherson and Reverend Jordan Howard officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to First United Methodist Church Muskogee, 600 E. Okmulgee Ave., Muskogee 74403. Attention: Food for Kids.
The family of Karen Kay Felts has entrusted her care, services and cremation to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home, Fort Gibson. 918-478-2555.
Online condolences may be left for the family at clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com

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Austin Lee Smythe, 81

Born Thursday, December 14, 1939

Died Thursday, September 16, 2021

So, we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal 2 Corinthians 14-18 Austin Lee Smythe was born December 14, 1939 and entered Heaven’s Gates on Thursday, September 16, 2021. He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Eugene Smythe, his mother, Pauline Glass Roberts, his wife, Sharon Kay Smythe, his brother, Robert Smythe and sister Sue Jenks. Surviving family includes his brother, Jimmy; lifetime friend, Dick Elms; three sons, Gary Smythe (wife Carla), Jon Smythe, and youngest son, Joe Smythe (wife Michelle); three granddaughters, three grandsons, three great grandsons, and one great granddaughter and a host of cousins and great nieces, nephews and many friends….The family would like to thank the community for all of the good times. He loved each of you and loved Fort Gibson. Catfish, storytelling, reminiscing about Friday night lights and the baseball Diamond, Men’s breakfast, Sunday preaching, giving dollars to his grandkids, The Razorbacks, sipping coffee as the sun rose, early morning donut holes and deer stands….these were some of his favorite things… by the way “ is supper ready” ?!? May we all carry on the love for these traditions as we miss Papa Austin in this life. “Hey, hey, hey…” These will be the moments we remember. The ones that he hopped into his truck, revved it up, and showed up for all of life’s moments including making it to hold Maeleigh Grace, his great granddaughter (and not putting her down) for the first days of her life. One of his namesake Reece Austin had his first tractor ride with Papa at 6 months. Mason and Papa bonded over hunting, fishing, and most of all being mischievous while Maddex egged them on. If you've driven on a road in Oklahoma there’s a good chance that he built it and if you’ve been pulled over by an Oklahoma Highway Patrolman, he knew him too. Austin retired from Oklahoma Turnpike Authority and ran a dozer to build countless ponds through the years. The last few years have been different as Papa mourned his favorite person to tease, Mema (or, Meme as Scott, Brian and Jonah called her.) Even though according to him she loved that dog more than him. He showed up for his family. His last Christmas was spent with his eldest two sons playing games into the late hours of the night and causing mischief. This was a special time because there were many years that Papa had prayed at the holiday dinner table for his two eldest sons on their travels around the world. Austin stepped in to help Carla during many of Gary’s travels…even enjoying a candlelit dinner after his granddaughter Jamie was born. Upon returning home Austin went back to his daily routine of making his rounds in town and picking on his daughter in law Michelle, who made the best deer steak. Austin looked forward to dinner brought by Joe and Michelle every other day. Michelle and Joe devotingly have been by Austin’s side up to the last moments. Papa had joked several times about being with Mema and I guess he needed to wait for The Hogs to beat Texas before he could go. One of the last family events that Papa attended was the marriage of his eldest grandson, Scott Austin who married Leah which was apparently all Austin’s fault but that is another story… Amen. Play Ball. See ya later alligator. You will be missed. A visitation is scheduled for Sunday, September 19, 2021 at Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home in Fort Gibson with family receiving friends 1PM-3PM. Services celebrating Austin’s life will be held 11AM Monday, September 20, 2021 at First Freewill Baptist Church in Fort Gibson with Pastor Tommy Honeycutt officiating. The family of Austin Lee Smythe has entrusted his care, services and cremation to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home, Fort Gibson. 918-478-2555. Online condolences may be left for the family at clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com If you are not able to attend services for Austin, the family would like to invite you to watch online at https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78843377108?pwd=YzBRZEVGdklCSFA0UHVqbHpDMGcyZz09 passcode if needed 863622

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William Eugene Brock, 81

Born Saturday, July 13, 1940

Died Tuesday, September 14, 2021

William Eugene “Gene” Brock was born July 13, 1940 in Wichita, Kansas to Ervin and Annie Brock. He passed peacefully from this life Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at the VA Medical Center in Muskogee, Oklahoma surrounded by his children.
Gene was raised in Cedarville, Arkansas where he graduated from high school at the age of 16. He even drove the school bus at the age of 16 when they needed him. He met his first love Emma while in high school, and they married not long after. They remained married for 14 years and had two sons, Richard and Bill. Gene enlisted in the United States Navy at the age of 17 as a Signalman. He also became a basic training and survival swim instructor at the Great Lakes Base in Chicago, Illinois. He then went on to fight in the Vietnam War for 13 months and received the Navy Commendation Medal with Combat “V”, The Bronze Star Medal, Combat Action Ribbon and a Good Conduct Medal with 3 stars. He then went abord ship on the USS Prairie and traveled the world while serving his country. He returned to land, where he finished his career as a Naval Recruiter in Muskogee, OK. He spent 21 years serving his country with pride and retired as a Senior Chief. After retirement, in 1977, Gene adopted a baby girl Nicole Suzanne and went back to school. Gene attended the University of Oklahoma and graduated with a degree in Medical Administration. He went on to become the Administrator of Tower Hill Nursing Home. He remained there for 25 years. He loved his staff and patients as if they were his very own family. While at Tower Hill, he met his last and ultimate love Brenda McAnally. They wed on Oct 9, 1981. They had 2 children Gail and Bryan. Gene retired from Tower Hill in 2002. He spent his days loving and caring for Brenda during her illness, until her passing in 2009. Gene was an avid hunter, fisherman, and cook. And he might brag a little about all three!! He loved his family deeply. They were his pride and joy.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Ervin and Annie Brock, sisters, May Hyatt and Marie Newberry, brothers, Walter Brock and Wayne Brock, son, Richard Brock, daughter, Nicole Brock, wife Brenda McAnally Brock, granddaughter Kristen Brock.
Left to remember him are his sons, Bill Brock and wife Ranelle of Bandera, TX, Bryan Brock and wife Audrea of Argyle, TX, daughter, Gail Saunders and husband Nick of Fort Gibson, OK. Granddaughters, Michelle Brock, Jessica Reid, Payton Saunders, Kate Saunders, Addilyn Brock, and Kerrigan Brock. Great-grandsons, Camden Brock and Carson Brock, great-granddaughters, Ashlynn Brock and Kyleigh Chu, and numerous other family and friends.
Celebration of his life is Monday September 20, at 2:00pm at the Fort Gibson National Cemetery with full military honor. His memorial will be officiated by Coach Jerry Walker. Pallbearers are Bill Brock, Bryan Brock, Nick Saunders, Ranelle Brock, Andrew Mason, and Michael Chewey.
A very special thank you Hetherle, Mary, and Jennifer for putting up with his shenanigans, loving and caring for him at home.
Thank you to the staff at the VAMC in Muskogee. Your care was phenomenal and his final days were peaceful.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Donnetta Douglas, 35

Born Wednesday, June 4, 1986

Died Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Mrs. Donnetta Borens Douglas was born on June 4, 1986 with her twin sister Raynetta Borens in Muskogee, OK, to Donna Hankins and Raymond Borens. She was the youngest of her siblings. Donnetta departed this life on Tuesday, September 14, 2021.

Donnetta Borens Douglas grew up in Clarksville, OK with her siblings where she accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age. Donnetta received education at several public schools in Oklahoma. She graduated from Rogers High School in (2004) Tulsa, OK.

On September 22, 2010 Donnetta married Nick Douglas, in this union of marriage they had 6 kids, 2 beautiful girls and 4 handsome boys. Donnetta was a very family oriented person. She really loved her family.

Donnetta worked for Tulsa Public Schools. Donnetta worked a lot of jobs in her life, amongst the living she enjoyed being a teacher at Hamilton Elementary in Tulsa, OK. She also worked for YouTube streaming as Hyku_Breezy. Very passionate in everything she did, she loved her kids and everyone around that had kids.

Donnetta was a free spirit always smiling even when things didn’t seem to turn out well. When she smiled you never knew when she was upset. She was always helping others to elevate and motivating the people around her. It was never a dull moment always clowning around, singing and had jokes for days. Everything she did was with love, she put her best foot forward.

Waiting in Glory are her grandparents, Bervin and Velma Hankins, Lillian Jo Borens, a host of uncles and aunts.

She leaves to cherish her memory of love to her husband Nick, 6 kids, Taialya Rae Douglas, Nickolaus Douglas Jr., Jeconiah, Janiah Douglas (twins), Orion Douglas and Quinton Douglas, all of Tulsa, OK, mother Donna Hankins, father Raymond Borens, Redbird, OK, brother Raymond Jr., Las Vegas, NV, sisters Raynetta Borens, Tulsa, OK, Laneta Borens, Tulsa, OK and a large host of beautiful family and friends.

Love with an open heart unconditional until we meet again.

A Service of Memory will be conducted, Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in the Precious Memories Chapel/House of Winn Funeral Home-Muskogee. Interment will follow in Booker T. Washington cemetery. Visitation, Friday, Sept. 24th in Precious Memories Chapel during the hours of 1:00 P.M. until 5 p.m.

MASKS mandatory at all services

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

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Roy Edward Irving, 54

Born Wednesday, November 2, 1966

Died Monday, September 13, 2021

Roy Edward Irving, 54 of Braggs, OK passed away Monday, September 13, 2021 after fighting an 8-year battle with cirrhosis of the liver. The son of Sam & Willimay Irving. Roy was a retired Braggs Volunteer Fireman. He worked at Oklahoma Rig and Supply for over 18 years, was a pipeline inspector for nine years and a dump truck driver for Muskogee County District 1.
Roy loved to fish, hunt and cook.
He is preceded in death by his dad, Sam; grandparents, Roy White, Grover and Lowell Irving.
Those left to cherish his memories, his wife, Polly of 24 years; mother, Willimay Irving; one brother, Tony Irving and wife Elsa; one nephew, Jesse Irving; adopted daughter, Alison (Alivia) Morgan and two adopted grandsons, Ty and Cayn Morgan.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the National Foundation for Transplants in Roy’s name, at https://transplants.org
Services celebrating Roy’s life will be 10:00AM Friday, September 17, 2021 at Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Gibson, with Brother Bob Burgess officiating.
Committal prayers and interment will follow at South Bethel Cemetery in Braggs, OK with Tony Irving, Jesse Irving, Jeff McElhaney, Terrell Cameron, Ronnie White and Rocky Mosely serving as casket bearers. Honorary casket bearers are Jimmy Ward, JC Dotson, Joe Benge and Barry Stanfill.
The family of Roy Edward Irving has entrusted his care, service and burial to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home, Fort Gibson. 918-478-2555.
Online condolences may be left for the family at clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com

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Hayden Michael-Lee Hall, 21

Born Thursday, May 4, 2000

Died Saturday, September 11, 2021

Hayden Michael-Lee Hall, 21, passed away September 11, 2021 in Tulsa, OK. He was born on May 4, 2000 to Ricky Lee Thayer and Heather Renee Hall in Muskogee, OK.
Hayden was a Muskogee High School graduate of the class of 2019. Hayden enjoyed fishing and playing video games. He was an amazing uncle to Tyson and Tucker who he loved to hang out with. He loved spending time with his family and girlfriend and making memories with those he loved.
He was preceded in death by grandmother, Debra Hall, great-grandfather, James Eugene Hall, Sr. and great-grandmother Lavern Esterline.
Hayden is survived by his mother Heather Hall/Newberry and husband Joshua of Muskogee, OK; father, Ricky Thayer of Muskogee, OK; brothers, James and wife Linzie Hatfield of Muskogee, OK, Jacob Hall of Muskogee, OK; sister, Hailey Tullis of Muskogee, OK; grandfather, James Hall, Jr. of Muskogee, OK; aunts, Valencia Torres of Muskogee, OK, Jamie Hall of Muskogee, OK; cousins, Madison Torres of Muskogee, OK, Lauren Torres of Muskogee, OK; Uncles, Raymond Hall of Muskogee, OK ,Heath Hall of Muskogee, OK and fiancé, Olivia Hause of Muskogee, OK.
Funeral services will be held 11 A.M., Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel in Muskogee, OK with Pastor Haden Hall
officiating. Interment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery in Muskogee, OK. Pallbearers will be Raymond Hall, Heath Hall, James Hatfield, Heather Hall, Jacob Hall and Ricky Thayer. Honorary pallbearers will be Hailey Tullis, Josh Newberry and Chris Esterline.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.


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Odie M. Rush, 74

Born Monday, August 11, 1947

Died Saturday, September 11, 2021

Odie Mayne Rush was born on August 11, 1947 and passed away on September 11, 2021 at St. Francis Hospital in Muskogee, OK. He lived 74 years in Muskogee and retired from Whitlock.
Odie is survived by his wife of 33 years, Kathy Rush of the home; cousin, Rick Reese of Helena, OK; daughter, Melissa Rush Peper of Texas; stepdaughter, Kristie McCoy of Sapulpa; grandchildren, Alyissa Peper of FL, Shawnie Peper and Chance Peper of Aidar, Karissa Williams of Tulsa, OK and Dillon McCoy of Sapulpa, OK; great-granddaughter, Kathryn Stancombe.
Odie was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Maye Rush; father, Ben Rush and his younger brother Ben Rush Jr.
Odie will be cremated and laid to rest at Greenhill Cemetery. Family will celebrate his life in a private memorial, date to be determined.
Cremation services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Catherine Jean Fox, 67

Born Sunday, March 21, 1954

Died Saturday, September 11, 2021

Catherine Jean (McCann) Fox, 67, was born March 21, 1954 in Camden, TN., to Robert and Ada Jean (Churchwell) McCann and peacefully passed away Saturday, September 11, 2021 at her home in Fort Gibson, OK.
Catherine received her formal education at Camden High School, in Camden, TN and furthered her education graduating from the nursing program at Conners State College in 1999. She worked as a CNA at Wellington Hills Living and Rehabilitation Center in Eufaula, OK and retired after ten years of service.
Catherine loved all kinds of music, especially bluegrass. She loved to dance and lived life to the fullest. In all her years, she never met a stranger. Catherine had a love of sewing and crocheting. She would attend every sporting event her grandchildren played and was quick to get on the umpire at her grandson’s baseball games. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother, someone her kids and grandkids could confide in on anything. She was feisty, quick to protect her family and had no problem working to make ends meet for her family. She was one of the golden girls from the neighborhood. She is missed and loved by everyone.
Catherine was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth L Fox; her parents; brothers, Robert Cloyd McCann and Sam McCann; and her step-mom, Claire Herdford-McCann.
Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Stacey Trotter; granddaughter, Allyson Trotter; grandson, Cody Trotter; son-in-law, Trevor Trotter; and her brother Morris McCann; extended family and many friends.
Catherine’s family are honoring her wishes to be cremated.
The family of Catherine Jean Fox has entrusted her cremation to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service 1224 E Poplar Fort Gibson, OK. 918-478-2555.
Online condolences may be left at clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com

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Joyce Lynn Johnson, 72

Born Monday, June 20, 1949

Died Friday, September 10, 2021

Joyce Lynn Johnson passed away September 10, 2021, in Muskogee, OK, at the age of 72 years. Born June 20, 1949, to Laura Propp and Jack Johnson, Joyce was a member of First United Methodist Church of Muskogee where she served in the children’s department most of her life. Church members of all ages cherish memories of Joyce helping with Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and many other activities. She also collected Sunday School attendance records for the church office on Sundays for many years.
Joyce worked at INCOR in Muskogee from March 2008 till she retired in May 2018. She enjoyed her work at INCOR, but especially enjoyed the parties, trips, camp-outs and fun with friends.
Joyce is survived by her sister-in-law Alison Johnson, her niece Julia Johnson (both of California), Aunt Dixie (Ms. Rev. Milton Propp), and cousins and their families Diane Zack, Pat Allerding, John Propp, James Propp, Erika Lloyd, Rocky Loar, Dr. Michael Loar, Dr. Andy Loar, Fredericka Christ, David Propp, Wren Propp, Melissa McCarthy, Eilleen Richerson, Toni Tatum, Jim Johnson, Alfred Johnson and Virginia Burczyk, her Dacshund/Corgi mix dog, Cricket and many friends. She always had a story about her “wiener dog” and enjoyed the companionship of several dachshunds throughout her life.
Preceding Joyce in death were her mother, Laura Beatrice (Propp) Johnson; her brother, Dr. Richard L. Johnson, MD; her father, Harry Frederick “Jack” Johnson, aunts Maxine Propp Luton, Betty Ann Propp Loar and uncles James Propp, Robert Propp, Milton Propp and Alfred R. Johnson.
Joyce’s mother did a fabulous job teaching Joyce life skills that enabled her to live independently for 20 years after her mother passed away, with the help of her guardian and special friend, Leigh Ann (Ross) Matthews. The Matthews family, Leigh Ann and husband Scott, Lindsey (Matthews) Ison and family, Ben Matthews as well as the many extended family members included and embraced Joyce in their family. She loved their large family gatherings, playing games, holiday fun, swimming, camping, fishing and birthday celebrations with her “new” family.
Joyce loved to travel and in recent years visited zoos in St. Louis, MO; Kansas City, KS; Wichita, KS; and Memphis, TN; with her cousin Erika. They visited uncles, aunts and cousins in Odessa, TX and Albuquerque, NM; and toured Graceland while in Memphis. Before her mother’s death, she traveled to Panama, Hawaii, and to Santa Fe, NM for her brother’s wedding. She later went to California to visit her brother and his family and they all went to Disneyland.
She loved to go places – anytime, anywhere. Over the years Joyce had many special friends who included her in family vacations and other activities. She particularly enjoyed trips to OU Sooner football games with the late Ray Broyles and his family. The Broyles also invited her on trips to the horse races, Florida, Las Vegas and birthday dinners in Tulsa. Other special friends who included her in their activities were Debbie Edwards, the late Marvalene “Spooky” Borovetz and daughter K.B., and the late Melanie (Scott) Thompson.
Joyce was Special Olympics athlete, collecting medals and ribbons from the beginning of the program in Oklahoma until 2019, which was her last year to compete due to knee replacement surgery and the pandemic. She bowled every Saturday morning with her local group, SNAP (Special Needs Adult Program), and enjoyed picnics, parties and other activities with her SNAP friends, including longtime friends, Barbara Kidd, Carol Bennet Battenfield, K.B. Borovetz, coach Beverly Byrd Rodgers, and an amazing crew of volunteers. She traveled to Stillwater, Norman and Oklahoma City with the group to compete in the State Special Olympics events. She also attended Muskogee’s Camp Bennett every summer and looked forward to activities and fun with friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to First United Methodist Church Children’s Department, Muskogee, OK; Special Olympics of Oklahoma; and the American Cancer Society.
Because of the ongoing threat of Covid-19, friends are encouraged to attend the service online via Facebook live at First United Methodist Church Muskogee rather than attend in person. Those who choose to attend will be encouraged to wear masks and practice social distancing.
The Facebook live feed will be available for several days after the service.
A Celebration of Life will be held 2:00PM Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at First United Methodist Church in Muskogee, with Chaplain Cindy Culver officiating.
The family of Joyce Lynn Johnson has entrusted her care, cremation and services to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home, Fort Gibson. 918-478-2555. Online condolences may be left at clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com

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Prentice Jamal Walker, 35

Born Wednesday, May 7, 1986

Died Friday, September 10, 2021

Prentice Jamal Walker entered the lives of loving parents, Prentice and Yolonda Walker, on a warm, bright, sunny Wednesday, May 7, 1986.

Jamal, affectionately known as “J”, lived in Oklahoma City, but spent a lot of time in Boynton with his grandmothers, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Boynton was like a second home to him; J was a country boy at heart.

J attended Wilson Elementary, Harding Middle, and graduated from Millwood High School in 2005. He was a member of JROTC and played football for the Millwood Falcons; they were state champions in 2002 and J was proud to wear his championship ring. J was a member of People’s Church of Oklahoma City.

Later in life, J referred to himself as Prentice James Walker Jr, and just like his dad, he was an avid OSU Cowboys fan. He loved being a diehard Pokes fan.

J shared the love of landscaping/lawn service with his dad and worked alongside at Done Right Landscaping and Tree Service.

J was a man of few words, but you always knew how he felt and could feel his love through his actions. He shared a very close bond with his sister, Brittny, and was like a second dad to his nephew, Kalel (KJ). J was all about love for his family, he was an awesome cousin/uncle to Lyric and Mannie. He loved spending time at the Walker family functions. #WalkerPride

J is preceded in death by his mother, Yolonda; grandparents, Herbert and Eddie Walker, Sr, and Elinor Hutchinson; aunts, Ruby Wilson, and Willa Howard (Bonnie); uncles, Lawrence Greer, Jr (Brother), and Wayne Cornelius; and cousins, Marcus Penny and Ashanti Johnson.

J leaves to cherish his memories, a loving father, Prentice; sister, Brittny; and nephew, Kalel, all of Oklahoma City. He also leaves a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, family, and friends along with a special brother, Michael Penny; special sisters, Kyra Johnson and LaBrenda Hutchinson; and special cousins, Jermain, Wendell Jr, Courtney, Keddrick, Scottie, Breanna, Benjamin, Bill Jr, Michael W, Boomer, Jason, Ezra, Lester, Steven, and Sheldon; and a special friend to the family, Marsha Lewis.

J’s signature signoff was Prentice-James Jamal Walker #WalkerPride

A Service of Memory will be conducted, Saturday, September 18, 2001 at 4:00 P.M. on the lawn at the home place of the late Herbert and Eddie Walker,4218 S. 204th St. West, Boynton, OK. Interment will follow, in Lee Cemetery, Boynton, OK, Rev. Leroy Walker Sr, will be eulogizing. Visitation, Friday, September 17th in the Precious Memories Chapel/House of Winn Funeral Home-Muskogee, during the hours of 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M.

There will be one hour viewing prior to the service at the Walker home place in Boynton, OK afterwards the casket will remain closed. Due to COVID-19, please respect social distancing guidelines and face coverings are required.

MASKS are mandatory at all Services

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

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Joe Borovetz, 68

Born Tuesday, July 28, 1953

Died Thursday, September 9, 2021

Joseph (Joe) Sullivan Borovetz, 68, passed away on Thursday, September 9, 2021. He was born on July 28, 1953 in Muskogee, Oklahoma to John Andrew Borovetz and Alma (Sullivan) Borovetz. Joe graduated from Muskogee High School with the class of 1971. In high school, Joe was in the band and German Club.
He married Deborah Ann Webster on July 16, 2011 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. They shared 10 years of marriage, love and many memories together.
Joe worked for Muskogee Communications for over 18 years. Previously, he worked for the City of Muskogee and at the Ritz Theater as a projectionist. Joe was involved in Amateur (HAM) Radio for over 50 years and was a member of Muskogee Amateur Radio Club. He was also a member of the TAPR organization and a lifelong member of First Lutheran Church in Muskogee.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, John and Alma Borovetz; maternal grandparents, Cora and HG Sullivan; and paternal grandparents, Joe and Anna Borovetz.
He is survived by his loving wife, Debbie of the home and his little buddy, Waggles; aunt, Ruby Smith of Owasso, OK; special cousin, Cindy Smith of Owasso, OK; cousins, Charlie (Aida) Smith of Elkhorn, NE and their children and grandchildren, Maria (Kevin) Carmen and Oscar Brownell of Des Moines, IA, Ben (Jessica) Smith of Elkhorn, NE; brother, John Borovetz of Independence, KS and his children; special friends considered family, Chris (Dana) Condley and their children and grandchildren, Seth ( Rachael) Joye, Griffin Graham, Grady Condley, Sarah (Cameron) Tripp, Teagan Millilcan, Matt (Shanna), Stella Condley, Carrie (Kevin) Hutson and their children, Kevin (Mariah) Hutson, Preston Hutson, Cole Hutson, Kenny Hutson, Anna (John) Knapp, and Alice Hutson; and numerous cousins.
Joe’s family will greet friends 5PM-8PM, Monday, September 13, 2021 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.
A celebration of Joe’s life will be 10AM, September 14, 2021 at Muskogee First Lutheran Church with Pastor Wayne Schuett officiating. Interment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery with Kevin Hutson, Seth Condley, Keith Hutson, Matt Condley, Carl Wilson and Scott Wilson serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Muskogee Amateur Radio Club.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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W. Louise Dugan, 82

Born Sunday, November 6, 1938

Died Thursday, September 9, 2021

Wanda Louise Dugan, 82, of Muskogee, Oklahoma went to be with her Lord and Savior at home surrounded by her family on Thursday, September 9, 2021. She was born November 6, 1938 in Porter, Oklahoma to Oscar Lee and Polly L. (Jenkins) Seals.
Wanda started volunteering at Edison Elementary School in 1983 and began working as the school secretary in 1988. She would later move from elementary to West High Middle School and then on to Alice Robertson where she retired in 2004.
She was an active member of Brushy Mountain Baptist Church for many years and faithfully served as the church secretary for 30+ years.
Wanda will always be remembered for her love for her family and loved spoiling all her family; especially the grandbabies.
She married Kenton Dugan on January 17, 1978.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Polly Seals; late husband, Tom Harris; granddaughter, Crystal Yandell-Williams; brother, M. L. Seals; and sister, Margaret Anderson.
Wanda is survived by her 5 daughters, Barbara Robinson (Norris), Donna Zarnke (Jeff), Diane Goad (Mark), Judy Lewis (Pedro), and Christina Capps, all of Muskogee; husband, Kenton Dugan of Muskogee; 18 grandchildren; 23 ½ great-grandchildren; 3 ½ great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Gladys Wright, Sue Baker, and Patty Daniels; along with other family members and friends.
Funeral services celebrating Wanda’s life will be 10AM, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mark Haile officiating. Interment will follow at Brushy Mountain Cemetery with grandsons, Michael Yandell, Jeffrey Zarnke, Tommy Joe Hutson, Dakota Lewis, Bret Capps, and Shaun Yandell serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be all her grandsons.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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