THINGS TO DO

Monday, March 25

Microsoft Excel 2 - An Intermediate Course
MIN 4523: American Indian Ministry Internship 2019

Tuesday, March 26

Amnesty Day (Muskogee)
Tahlequah Outreach - Knowing Your Role in the Closing Process
LiveLoveCycle Indoor Training
Muskogee City & County Warrant Amnesty Days
Serger University

Wednesday, March 27

Amnesty Day (Muskogee)
Dinner Church
Serger University
Muskogee City & County Warrant Amnesty Days
Microsoft Excel 2 - An Intermediate Course
Doers of the Word Children's Program
Bacone American Indian Studies emphasis in Tribal Leadership
Sign Language classes

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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.)

Dorothy June Dunlap, 92

Born Sunday, July 4, 1926

Died Friday, March 22, 2019

Dorothy (Dotty) June Dunlap Passed away on Friday, March 22 at 3:58 P.M. at the Fort Gibson Nursing home surrounded by family. She was 92 years old. Dotty was born July 4, 1926 in Muskogee, Oklahoma to Elmer Thompson and Mary Hawkins Thompson, but lived by the Arkansas River in the Fort Gibson Bottoms. She graduated from Muskogee Central High School and received her bachelor’s degree from Texas Christian University in 1948 before getting her Masters in Science Education at OSU, where she met her husband, Paul McNeel Dunlap, Jr. in a class at Camp Gruber. Paul and Dotty were married on November 17, 1950 on the stairwell at her parents’ home in Muskogee, and they shared 45 years together until Paul’s passing in 1995. Dotty had a full teaching career in both Landover Hills, MD, and Muskogee, Oklahoma, where she taught earth and life science courses at both AR and Muskogee High School. While in Landover Hills, Maryland, Dotty and Paul had four children: Susan, Neal, Frances and Keith.
Dotty was an avid rock hound and nature lover, and she had the most fun when in or around a body of water or her home garden. She enjoyed reading historical accounts, and playing games, cards, and dominos with her friends and grandkids. She was famous for her sage dressing at Thanksgiving and her signature potato salad. Dotty adored being with her family, playing Uno, watching old movies, going to nature parks, going on road trips, dressing up for Halloween, digging in the dirt, and, as Paul would say, “wallowing in the water.” Dotty was also a member of the Retired Teachers Association and St. Paul’s and Fort Gibson United Methodist Churches.
Dotty was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Mary (Hawkins) Thompson, her husband, Paul M. Dunlap, Jr. and her four siblings, Charles Thompson, Frances King, Margaret Ann McKee, and Robert Thompson. She is survived by her children, Susan and David Gourd of Tahlequah, Neal Dunlap of Iowa Park, Texas, Fran and Paul Heirich of Broken Arrow, and Keith and Sara Dunlap of Fort Gibson. Her beloved grandchildren include Jennifer and Christian Perry, Rob and Shannon Evans, Jami Dunlap, Kasie Lamb, Brian and Kimberly Heirich, Michael Heirich, Steven Heirich, David Dunlap, Jesse Dunlap, Noah Dunlap, Robbie and Jennifer Gourd, Jessica and Mickey Burke, Andrew and Kelsey Gourd, and Dillon Gourd. Her beloved great grandchildren include Jaylei, Grace, Emma, Emily, Grayson, Triston, Mickey Jr. and Rosemary. Dotty also leaves behind a multitude of dear nieces and nephews, and wonderful friends. She will be greatly missed, but fondly remembered.
Viewing will be Thursday from 12:00P.M.-1:45P.M. at the Fort Gibson United Methodist Church. Dorothy June Dunlap’s service will be officiated by Reverend Dawn Richards in the sanctuary at the Fort Gibson United Methodist Church on Thursday, March 28 at 2:00 P.M. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Muskogee, Oklahoma. Her pallbearers include Robbie Evans, Brian Heirich, Michael Heirich, Steven Heirich, Jesse Dunlap, Noah Dunlap, Andrew Gourd and Dillon Gourd. In lieu of flowers the family requests that you make a donation to the missions committee of either St. Paul’s or Fort Gibson United Methodist Churches.
The family of Dorothy June Dunlap has entrusted her care, service and burial to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home, Fort Gibson 918-478-2555
Online condolences for the Dunlap family may be left at clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com

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Mary Ann Kinion , 54

Born Saturday, February 27, 1965

Died Thursday, March 21, 2019

Mary Ann (Feenstra) Kinion, 54, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed from this life on Thursday, March 21, 2019. She was born on February 27, 1965 to Willie Otto Feenstra and Virginia Mae Brown in Ogden, Utah. She received her GED and went on to work in management of a pizza industry.
She loved to go camping and fishing, doing puzzle books, and just being outdoors. The one thing she loved most of all, was spending time with her family, especially her grandson.
Mary is preceded in death by her parents, Willie Otto Feenstra and Virginia Mae Brown; her niece, Tina Marie; and her grandparents.
She is survived by her sons, Robert Kinion of Muskogee, OK and Nick Kinion of Muskogee, OK; sisters, Sandie Feenstra of Southern, CA and Christine Guerra/ Trino of Southern, CA; brothers, Butch Feenstra of Southern, CA and Ron Feenstra of Southern, CA; grandson, Brayden Lee Kinion; other family, Robert, Krystal, Miranda, Cassandra, Travis, Jimmy, Doug, Rhonda, Robin, Tina, Sonya, and numerous other family and friends.
A celebration of Mary’s life will be 2:30 Monday, March 25, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Bill Crow officiating.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory, 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Carl Lee Cruce, 76

Born Monday, June 22, 1942

Died Thursday, March 21, 2019

Carl Lee Cruce, 76, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away Thursday, March 21, 2019. He was born on June 22, 1942 in Okemah, Oklahoma to Lee and Bertha (Brewer) Cruce. He graduated and went to work at American Foundry where he was a loyal employee for 54 years.
Carl also served his country as a member of the Army National Guard for several years before his honorable discharge on June 30, 1962.
He will always be remembered as dependable and a very kind man. He loved working in his flower garden and growing roses. Carl also enjoyed fishing, especially for striped bass at Lake Keystone and raising koi fish in the pond he built. He especially enjoyed Thanksgiving as the tradition was to have an olive eating competition to see who could eat the most.
Carl married the love of his life, Judith Ann, on January 6, 1976 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They shared more than 43 years of life and marriage together. Carl will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee Roy and Bertha Cruce; sisters, Carol Hurley and Sharon Gillis.
Carl is survived by his wife, Judith, of the home; daughters, Rhonda Lyon and husband Billy of Cushing, Kimberly Cruce of Bristow, Mary Crawford and husband Rick of Owasso, Julie McWhirter and husband Mike of Burnsville, NC; grandchildren, Shelbie, Cody, Michael, Brian, Scott, Lindsey, and Justin; 15 great-grandchildren; along with other family members and friends.
Graveside services celebrating Carl’s life will be at 1:30pm, Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at Greenhill Cemetery Pavilion with Chaplain Bill Holcomb officiating.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory, 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Jean Capps, 87

Born Monday, November 9, 1931

Died Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Jean Capps, 87, of Muskogee, Oklahoma entered Heaven’s gates on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. She was a wonderful God filled woman, homemaker, pastor’s wife, mother, and Nanny. She sought the Lord and so loved his Holy Word. Jean had a very strong faith and accepted the Lord around the age of 8 or 9. There she learned the meaning of “unconditional love.” Even though she was basically a quiet person, she was an enormous prayer warrior and fighter. With 50+ years of being a minister’s wife, she saw many a miracle and God’s mighty hand moving, leading, and guide.
Jean loved the outdoors, especially the springtime when flowers began to bloom.
She loved music, especially gospel and John Denver’s songs about the mountains, skies, streams, and love.
Jean thrived on making her family loved and welcome, whether it be her blood family, her church family, or a neighbor family. She loved people and all of God’s creations, especially a love for dogs.
She loved her family and was so devoted to her husband for over 71 years.
She will forever be missed; ‘til we reunite in heaven.
Jean is survived by her husband, Chester, of the home; children, David Capps and wife Chrystal, Diane Plunkett and husband Gary, Judy Chastain and husband Larry; grandchildren, Tessa Cross and husband Chuck, David Fuller and wife Michelle, Jon Capps and wife Cindy, Karri Parker and husband Roy Gene, Jeff Fuller and wife Jennifer, Karen Gilfillan, Jennifer Montalvo, Brooke Wilson and husband Travis, Gary Don Plunkett, Jeff Plunkett and wife Amy, Kara Webster and husband Danny, great-grandchildren, Derrick Skinner, Katelyn Fuller, Chelsea Fuller, Hannah Fuller, Peyton Capps, Madison Capps, Kaje Doke and wife Sailor, Brittanie Coughenour, Zachary Kelly, Ryan Smith, Payton Webster, Jaxon Webster, Madison Plunkett, Alivia Plunkett, and Luke Plunkett; great-great grandchildren, McKenna Coughenour and Hadlee Wilson; along with other family members and friends.
The family will receive friends from 2-4PM, Sunday, March 24, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.
Funeral services celebrating Jean’s life will be 10AM, Monday, March 25, 2019 at New Hope Assembly of God Church with Rev. John Overton, Brother Monte Humphrey, and Pastor Anthony Roe officiating. Entombment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery with David Fuller, Jeff Fuller, Jon Capps, Gary Don Plunkett, Jeff Plunkett, and Roy Gene Parker serving as pallbearers.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory, 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Billie M. Carlile, 89

Born Friday, January 3, 1930

Died Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Billie Marie Carlile, 89, of Fort Gibson, OK was born January 3, 1930 in Stilwell, Oklahoma to James Sr. and Millia M. (Rickert) Carlile and passed away Monday, March 18, 2019 in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma.
Billie received her education at Tahlequah High School. In 1970 she started her career as a Realtor and work for Billie Young Real Estate for more than 30 years.
She was a faithful member of the Muskogee Round-Up Club. Billie loved to shop and she never left the house without her lipstick and her earrings. She was always willing to help anyone. Billie loved to cook and spend time in her garden.
Billie is survived by her daughter; Leslie Zarnke and husband David of Muskogee; grandsons; Brandon Moore and Joshua Young both of Muskogee; granddaughters, Kimberly Finnerty and husband Jimmy, Tiffany Young all of Muskogee and Stephanie Silva of Tulsa; daughter in law, Monica Young of Vian; great grandsons, Rhys Tucker and Gage Finnerty of Muskogee; great granddaughters, Ashley Tucker, Candace Young and Rainee Young of Vian; great grandsons, Slade Silva and Isaiah Silva of Tulsa.
She was preceded in death by her parents; James and Millia Carlile; son, Kim Anthony Young; brother, James Carlile, Jr; best friend and former husband Lester Young.
A memorial service celebrating Billie’s life will be held 2PM Friday, March 29, 2019 at the Tahlequah City Cemetery Gazebo in Tahlequah, Oklahoma with Chaplain Kevin Webster officiating.
The family of Billie Marie Carlile has entrusted her cremation and service to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Fort Gibson, Oklahoma. 918-478-2555
Online condolences may be left at clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com

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Donna F. Sisson, 67

Born Sunday, April 1, 1951

Died Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Donna Faye Sisson, 67, of Muskogee, Oklahoma went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. She was born April 1, 1951 to Charles Donald Thomas and Neoma Lee (Wadkins) Thomas in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Donna was a proud graduate of Central High School class of 1969. She went on to attend Northeastern State University where she graduated with her Master’s Degree in Education.
Donna was a teacher for Muskogee Public Schools for over 30 years. She thoroughly loved teaching her kids and it showed. Donna’s greatest sense of joy came from spending time with her family. She was a constant sense of strength and support. She had endless pride and adoration for her children and grandchildren who will always cherish the special relationships she formed as their mom and nanny.
She will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Neoma Thomas.
She is survived by her children, Corey Sisson and wife Chrisa of Tulsa, OK, Katie Jones of Muskogee, OK, and Kim Callaham and husband Eric of Fort Gibson, OK; grandchildren, Tyler, Lainey and Paige Sisson, Austin Jones, and Braden Callaham; sister, Susan Pierce and husband Bill of Edmond, OK; nephew, Chad Pierce and wife Lynsey of St. Louis, MO; niece, Cassie Pierce of Edmond; and many other family members and friends who loved her dearly.
A celebration of Donna’s life will be held at Muskogee First Baptist Church on Friday, March 22 at 10AM with Dr. Johnny Derouen officiating. Interment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery with Austin Jones, Tyler Sisson, Braden Callaham, Eric Callaham, Bill Pierce, and Chad Pierce serving as pallbearers.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory, 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Wanda Sue Farr, 74

Born Thursday, August 10, 1944

Died Monday, March 18, 2019

Wanda Sue (Burnett) Farr, 74, of Muskogee, OK, passed away Monday, March 18, 2019 after a brief illness. She was born on August 10, 1944, in Ladonia, TX to Loyd and Mamie (Watson) Burnett. Wanda graduated from Ladonia High School in May of 1962 and attended East Texas State University in Commerce, TX. Wanda worked in the banking industry her entire career. She began working at a bank in Antlers, OK and then Citizens Bank, American Bank, and Bank of Oklahoma in Muskogee, OK. She retired from BancFirst in Muskogee as a mortgage loan processor.
Wanda loved spending time with her granddaughter, playing with her cat Domino, reading, and watching OKC Thunder basketball.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Peggy Davis; and brother, Lyndal Burnett.
Wanda is survived by her three children, daughter, Cathy Guthrie and husband Ron, of Tulsa, daughter, Sara Kyte and husband Jay, of OKC, and son, Bill Farr and wife Cindy, of Muskogee; granddaughter, Lindsay Guthrie of OKC; step-grandsons, Kevin and Jeremy Koel of Muskogee; brother, Johnny Burnett and wife Pam, of Burleson, TX; sister-in-law, Sue Hardy and niece, Margaret Hardy, both of Austin, TX; and other family members and friends.
The family requests that memorials be made to Life Share Foundation, 4705 NW Expressway, Oklahoma City, OK 73132 (www.lifeshareokfoundation.org); or the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 4606 East 67th Street, Suite 103, Tulsa, OK 74136 (www.nationalmssociety.org).
Funeral services for Wanda will be 1:30 p.m., Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 North York Street, Muskogee, OK 74403, with Chaplain Bill Crow officiating.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Fay Ruth Hill, 87

Born Wednesday, October 28, 1931

Died Sunday, March 17, 2019

Fay Ruth Hill, 87, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed from this life on Sunday, March 17, 2019. Fay was born in Lindsay, Oklahoma on October 28, 1931 to Malcolm A. Clagg and Morene Mildred Clagg (Adams). She grew up int the Payne and Bryant area, and attended school in Payne and Lindsay High School. She spent most of her life in Oklahoma, and spent her last 25 years in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
She was a member of Trinity Freewill Baptist Church. She loved to play the piano and sing, she even taught piano lessons for several years.
Fay is preceded in death by her parents, Malcolm and Marene Clagg; brother Malcolm Junior; son Eldon Hawkins; daughter Valerie Hawkins.
She is survived by her daughters Anita Hill and Terry Taylor; sons Doyle Hawkins and Tony Hawkins; granddaughters Angela Millermon and Rachel Gonaloz; sisters Geneva Nichelson and Joy Thomason; brother Major Clagg; grandson Cody Hawkins; and 10 great-grandchildren.
A family conducted memorial service will be held 2:00pm Friday, March 22, 2019 at Trinity Freewill Baptist Church in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
Cremation services provided by Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York St, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Rhoda Spigner, 104

Born Thursday, June 4, 1914

Died Sunday, March 17, 2019

Rhoda Johnson Spigner was born June 4, 1914 in the New Hope Community in Oktaha, Oklahoma to the union of James and Gracie (Thomas) Johnson. Rhoda was the second child of ten children.

Rhoda accepted Christ at a young age at New Hope Baptist Church. She also attended school at New Hope School.

After school, Rhoda married L. K. Spigner and to this union one child was born, Mildred Spigner (Sealy). The family moved to Chicago where Rhoda worked as a seamstress for more than forty years.

When her mother, Gracie, became ill, Rhoda returned to Oklahoma to become her primary caregiver. At this time, her mother was raising three of her granddaughters, Queen, Jeanie and Gloria, so Rhoda took on this responsibility of helping to rear them. Rhoda nursed her mother back to good health, then she returned to work. She was employed by Allied Moving Company and later by Advance Linen in Muskogee, OK. She later retired.

After retiring, she became a full time baby sitter for two of her nephews, Mike and Steve Logan. These two boys kept her on her toes. Later, she got a run for her money with helping to rear a great nephew, Kevin Colbert.

Throughout her years, she would also go to Ohio to visit and help her daughter Mildred with her six children.

Rhoda just had a knack for caregiving. When her mother took sick again, Rhoda cared for her until her death. She was also the primary caregiver for three of her brothers doing their time of illness, caring for them until their death. She cared for her precious grandson, Larry Sealy Jr. doing his time of illness while living with her.

In 2009, at age 95, Rhoda’s own health began to fail. She was placed in Broadway Manor where she was treated with love, honor and respect. She was referred to many of the staff as Aunt Rhoda. Her loving niece, Gloria would visit her daily to keep her company and keep her up to date on all the family. She remained there until her death on March 17, 2019, at age 104.

Rhoda was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter, two grandchildren, one great-grandchild, six brothers and three sisters.

She leaves to cherish her memory, five grandchildren, Glenda (Jimmie) Hill, Linda (Michael) Winston, Sharon Hawkins, Ronnie Sealy and Darrell (Wanda) Sealy, fifteen great-grandchildren, eight great-great grandchildren and a host of special nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

A Home Going service is scheduled, Saturday, March 30, 2019, 11:00 a.m., New Hope Baptist Church, Oktaha, OK; with interment to follow in New Hope Cemetery, Oktaha, OK.

Visitation will be Friday, 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

The family has been cared for by House of Winn Funeral Homes

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Venita Irene Vinzant , 92

Born Tuesday, October 26, 1926

Died Sunday, March 17, 2019

Venita Vinzant, age 92, a longtime resident of Muskogee, passed away on March 17, 2019. She was born on October 26, 1926 in Mudlark, Oklahoma to John and Grace Parsons. She was married to Bill Vinzant who was Sheriff of Muskogee County for 32 years.
A big part of Venita’s life was working in the Democrat party politics at local, state, and national levels. She worked side by side with Bill to help him get elected as Sheriff. She worked on several national campaigns starting with Harry S. Truman through Bill Clinton. She was a member of the Muskogee County Democrat Women’s Club since 1959. She served two terms as President of the club, three terms as Vice-President, and one term as Treasurer. In 1984, she was the Muskogee County Democrat Woman of the year. Later, in 1996, she was inducted into the Oklahoma Democrat Women’s Hall of Fame. She owned a Merle Norman studio and beauty shop in Stigler, Oklahoma for 12 years.
She is survived by daughter Karen Burchfiel and husband John; daughter Susan Thomson and husband Gary; sister Noretta Livesay; and 8 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Venita’s life will be 1:00pm Friday, March 22, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Greg Parsons officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Mausoleum. Pallbearers are John Burchfiel Jr. Jason Burchfiel, Caleb Douglas, Courtney Sanders, Kasey Thomson, and Mack Whitaker. Honorary Pallbearers are Matt Whitaker, Cody Douglas, Joey Roberts, Tanner Wade, and Tate Wade.
Funeral service is under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory, 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.


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Joan Thompson, 83

Born Sunday, December 8, 1935

Died Friday, March 15, 2019

Joan Thompson, 83, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away Friday, March 15, 2019. She was born December 8, 1935 in Sallisaw, Oklahoma to Earl D. Goad and Anna Mae (Gipson) Goad. Joan attended Sallisaw Public Schools.
She worked as a certified medication aide for many years.
Joan enjoyed spending time outdoors taking care of her garden, cooking, ironing, and reading, especially her Bible.
She married Willard Thompson and they shared many years of life and marriage together.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Willard Thompson; her siblings, Carolyn, Emma, Barbara, and Doyle; her sons-in-law, Phil York and Richard Easley.
Joan is survived by her daugthers, Carol “Baby” Easley, Elizabeth Wiedel, and Sandy York, all of Muskogee, Nancy Harris and husband Jerry of Fort Gibson; grandchildren, Shawana Brown, Shawn Threet, Janie Mitchell; her very special granddaughter, Stacey Winter and husband Greg of Muskogee; great- grandchildren, Jacob Tyler Orman, Kaleb Mitchell, Montana Mitchell, Stormy Threet, and Ben Winter (MoMo’s precious boy); siblings, Phyllis McBride of Muskogee, Kaye Andrews of Tulsa, Jan Kellogg and husband Lonnie of Muskogee, James Goad of Poteau, Chuck Goad and wife Linda of Sallisaw; along with other family members and friends.
A memorial service celebrating Joan’s life will be 2PM, Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Alan McBroom officiating.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory, 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Leroy Bo Craig Jr., 71

Born Saturday, August 9, 1947

Died Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Leroy Bo Craig Jr., was born August 9, 1947 to Leroy Bo Craig, Sr. and Maggie Smith in Muskogee, OK.

He was baptized at Hope Lutheran where he was a faithful member for thirty years.

Leroy graduated from the historic Manual Training High School, Muskogee, OK; with the class of 1967.

Leroy was a hard worker. He always had two or more jobs. His special job was a Jimmy Buchanan Groceries Store on South Fourth Street, Muskogee, OK.

Leroy was a vibrant young man. He lost his eye at the age of seven in a accident playing Cowboys and Indians.

As an adult, he loved playing Dominoes, listening to music and he loved to socialize. Leroy never met a stranger.

Leroy left Muskogee, OK; in 2006 he made Longview, TX; his new home. He worked at Walmart for eleven years. Leroy joined and became an active member of Macedonia Baptist Church, Longview, TX; under the direction of Pastor Roger Strickland. He later returned to Muskogee in 2017, because of his health.

Leroy passed away, Tuesday evening, March 12, 2019.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Billy Ray and Harvey Craig.

Those left to cherish his memory, his son, Andre Craig, Texas, his daughter, Bridgett (Lawrence) Talbott, Okalhoma City, OK; Perry of Muskogee, OK Ginger of Virginia and SkyChris of Tulsa, OK, his granddaughter, Kenisha (Curtis) Ogletree of Alabama and great-granddaughter, Aubrey Ogletree of Alabama, five sisters, Ocie, Helen, Mary, Avalon and Sonya and one brother, Richard Craig.

A Home Going Service is scheduled, Thursday, March 21, 2019, 11:00 a.m., New Zion Baptist Church, 901 N 3rd St, Muskogee, OK, Pastor Gary Mitchum, offering words of comfort.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

The family has been cared for by House of Winn Funeral Homes.

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Roger L. Bartlett, 67

Born Thursday, December 13, 1951

Died Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Roger L Bartlett went to be with the Lord on March 13, 2019. Roger was born on December 13, 1951 in Sandyville, West Virginia to Doris Wolfe and Raymond Bartlett. He is preceded in death by his mother, Doris Wolfe; father, Raymond Bartlett; stepfather, Bruce Wolfe; grandparents, Markwood and Annie Piggott; brother, Eddie Bartlett; aunt, Myrtle Potter; uncle, Sam Potter; cousin, Rhonda Thompson; and brother/friend and partner in crime, Billy Evington. Roger is survived by his sister, Sheri Kay Baird and husband Thomas of Yukon, OK; special nephew, Kyler Baird of Yukon, OK; stepsister, Ann Church of Ft Gibson, OK; son, Ricky Hoang of San Francisco, CA; cousins, Carolyn Byrd and husband William of Muskogee, OK, Marilyn Murphy of Ft Myers, FL, Linda Brown and husband Chuck of Muskogee, OK, L.J. Williams Jr and wife Tonya of Muskogee, OK, and two very special cousins, Rebecca Williams and Carly Williams both of Muskogee, OK; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. Roger will truly be missed by a very special person in his life, his very best friend, Charla Sloan and husband Randy of McCurtain, OK.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ricky Hoang, L.J. Williams Jr, Randy Sloan, Thomas Baird, Carroll Huggins, Thai Diep, Kim AnVan Ngo, and John Ford Jr.
After Roger graduated high school in Genoa, AR, he enlisted into the United States Air Force in June 1970 where he served as a Vietnamese language interpreter until 1974. He was a very big advocate for the Veterans which is why he loved serving on the Veterans and Family Advisory Council at the Jack Montgomery VA Hospital in Muskogee. Roger loved to travel all over the world; he had stories of every place he had been and thousands of pictures to prove it. Roger had a heart of a servant, he spent most of his life helping others. Roger was the greatest grant writer in the tri-state area. Roger wrote hundreds of grants but Road to Work and the SSVF grant for Veterans that he wrote for KI BOIS, CAF are two of his biggest and proudest achievements in his grant writing career. He worked all over the world helping others such as being a consultant and placement specialist providing employment and career counseling to the youth in San Francisco and in New York. Roger was a consultant for many Community Actions and Public Transits, some of those include KI BOIS, CAF, Muskogee County Transit, and Muscogee Creek Nation Transit. Roger was very proud of his accomplishments and very good at what he did, and he received many awards to prove it. Some of which includes receiving the President’s Award twice for the Oklahoma Transit Association, and having a brick laid in his name for the Preservation and Restoration of the Kansas City Southern Railway Depot in Stilwell, OK. But most of all, Roger loved his dog, Toby. He loved Toby so much that Toby has his pictures all over the world. Roger impacted many lives and left an impression on all those that he met. Roger will be spoken about often and greatly missed.
In the words of Roger, “BYE BYE and BUY BONDS”
A celebration of Roger’s life will be at 2PM, Monday, March 18, 2019 at Fort Gibson National Cemetery with Pastor Monte Nichols officiating. Military honors will be presented.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory, 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Bertha Mae Spruill, 69

Born Wednesday, September 21, 1949

Died Sunday, March 10, 2019

No Obituary information at this time.

Family Conducted memorial service will be held at 6:00pm Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Believers Christian Fellowship Church- 820 E. Okmulgee, Muskogee, OK 74403.

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Clarence O. Mills, 75

Born Monday, August 2, 1943

Died Sunday, March 10, 2019

Clarence Olen Mills, of Oktaha, Oklahoma passed away Sunday, March 10, 2019 at the age of 75. He was born August 2, 1943 in El Reno, Oklahoma to John Alic Mills and Gladys (Smith) Mills. He attended Haskell public schools.
Clarence proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force for more than 8 years and received an Honorable discharge. While serving his country, he furthered his education and received several awards and certificates during that time.
Clarence retired from the National Alliance of Letter Carriers but was a farmer for most of his life and loved nothing more than spending time outdoors in the fields.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Pat Mills; his second wife, Donna Rae Mills; sisters, Gladys Marie Burke, Elsie Mills, and Dora Mae Mills; and his brother, Alfred Mills.
Clarence is survived by his wife, Lue, of the home; sons, Victor Mills and wife Susan L., John Mills and wife Susan, all of Muskogee, Robert Mills and wife Vickey of Midwest City, Matt Fewel and wife Debbie of Broken Arrow, Frank “Clown” Fewel and wife Latisha of Muskogee; Zeke Fewel, of the home; stepdaughter, Carol Woodruff of Muskogee; 15 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister, Joyce Williams of Porter; many nieces and nephews; other family members and friends.
Funeral services celebrating Clarence’s life will be 10AM, Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Mountain View Baptist Church with Pastor Jeff Ward officiating. Entombment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors being presented. Pallbearers will be John Mills, Robbie Mills, Robert Mills, Chris Mills, Victor Mills, and Alic Mills. Honorary pallbearers will be Howard Turner and Herman Capps.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory, 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Fay Dean Learned, 84

Born Sunday, February 17, 1935

Died Saturday, March 9, 2019

Fay Dean Learned passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019, at the Circle of Life Hospice Home in Bentonville, Arkansas, with her husband, Charles, and her children by her side. She had fought a courageous battle with cancer when God called her home.
Fay was born February 17, 1935 in Hulbert, Oklahoma to Jeff Lester and Ruby Grey (Hix) Adcock; the second of seven children. Her mother was the eldest of fourteen children.
A graduate of the class of 1953 from Hulbert High School, she received a scholarship and attended beauty school. In May of 1953 she married Willis Copeland, the father of her children, who preceded her in death. They owned Port city Drive Inn for several years. Later, she was the manager of Greenleaf Apartments until her retirement in 2005.
On December 4, 2005, Fay married Charles Learned of Bella Vista, Arkansas. They made their home in Bella Vista and have shared almost 14 years of happy marriage together. They attended Bethel Baptist and recently Fellowship Baptist Church in Bella Vista. They were also members of Eastern Heights Baptist Church in Muskogee.
Southern Gospel Singing was Fay’s passion. It started for her as a child by listening to her father’s singing. Her family sang at Church and at gatherings. She and Charles shared a love for Church and Gospel Music; together they have traveled Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas and Texas attending gospel singings and having a wonderful time. She had quite a few “fellas” in the gospel quartets that they followed always getting lots of hugs. Fay never met a stranger; always greeting and making people feel like they had known her forever. She loved talking to everyone.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Bernice Garman and Genell Copeland; brother, Wayne Adcock.
Fay is survived by her husband, Charles of the home; daughter, Deborah Wheeler and husband Rick of Muskogee; son, Michael Copeland and wife Kathy of Topeka, KS; stepson, Rod Learned and wife Val of Wichita, KS; sisters, Myrna Hammons and Carol Lamberson both of Tahlequah, OK; brother, Dennis Adcock and wife Thelma of Muskogee; sister-in-law, Joyce Adcock of Muskogee, OK; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; along with so many good friends too numerous to mention.
The family will receive friends from 5-7PM, Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.
For her Arkansas family and friends, a memorial service will be at 11AM, Wednesday March 13, 2019 at Fellowship Baptist Church in Bella Vista, AR with Dr. Kenneth Strickland conducting the services.
Funeral services celebrating Fay’s life will be at 1PM, Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Eastern Heights Baptist Church in Muskogee with Brother Bobby Smith, Dr. Darren Wallace, and Dr. Kenneth Strickland officiating. Interment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery with Richard Hix, David Hix, Winston Hix, Danny Hix, Bentley Fisher, and Ron Heriaud serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Rick Wheeler and Rod Learned.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York St, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Bobby Leamon (Bob) Scott, 87

Born Sunday, May 10, 1931

Died Saturday, March 9, 2019

Bobby Leamon (Bob) Scott passed from this life on Saturday, March 9, 2019. Bob was born May 10, 1931 in Muskogee, Oklahoma to Dennis J. Scott and Eunice Lawson Scott.
Bob married Neva Berlyne Holbrook on September 30, 1949 in Elm Grove, Oklahoma. They remained in Elm Grove and together raised three boys.
He retired after over 40 years as a union iron worker with the Local 584. Bob and Berlyne shared a Christian faith and were both baptized in 1974 in a farm pond by Cordell Coppin.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Dennis John and Eunice Scott; and son, Bobby Michael Scott; and brother, Toby Scott.
He is survived by his wife, Berlyne, of the home; sons, Randy Scott and Russ Scott and wife Teresa; grandchildren, M.J. Scott and wife Tina, Wes Scott and wife Kelsey, Clint Scott, Joel Scott, Wade Scott and wife Mandy and Brea Battenfield and husband Justin; great-grandchildren, Chooch Scott, Maci Scott, Eli Scott, Tenley Battenfield, Calloway Battenfield, Molly Scott, Alexis Scott, Ava Scott and Sloane Scott; and sister, Sue Hughes.
Funeral services celebrating Bob’s life will be 2PM, Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Pastors Cordell Coppin and Bobby Botts officiating. Interment will be at Greenhill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be M.J. Scott, Wesley Scott, Joel Scott, Wade Scott, Clint Scott, Ricky Chitwood and Chooch Scott.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory, 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Family will receive friends Monday March 11, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home from 5:30-7:30PM. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Ruby Pauline Guinn, 82

Born Friday, May 8, 1936

Died Saturday, March 9, 2019

Ruby Pauline Guinn, age 82, of Fort Gibson, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Saturday, March 9, 2019. She was born May 8, 1936 in Tahlequah OK to Clyde and Mattie (Duvall) Maher. She grew up the fourth of five children in a loving home as a pastor’s daughter. Strong in her faith, she married the love of her life Fred Guinn December 22, 1954 and of that loving union two daughters were born. Ruby worked hard through home school courses to earn her diploma while focusing on her family as a homemaker. As the children grew, she worked outside of the home as a Deputy Clerk for the Cherokee County Treasurer’s Office for over 20 years. She also served her community as a member of the Cherokee County Extension Homemakers Group, actively participating in activities and fairs. Ruby was a lifetime member of the Church of God 7th Day, serving as an active church member and church secretary for many years.
She loved to work in her vegetable and flower gardens, always proud of the produce and always ready to share it with family and friends. She also had an immense talent for sewing and proudly made many of her children’s and grandchildren’s clothes. Ruby’s greatest love was dedicating her later years to spoiling her grandkids and great grandkids. She had a hand in raising each of them.
Ruby was preceded in death by her parents Clyde and Mattie Maher, two sisters, Margaret Guinn and Louise Taylor, one brother Clyde “Sonny” Maher, her husband Fred Guinn and two great grandsons, Tristin and Tucker Revis.
She is survived by one sister, Lucille Hinds of Tahlequah, Ok, two daughters, Kathy Scott of Ft. Gibson, Ok and fiancé Steve Harris, Sharon Swepston and her husband Cecil of Ft. Gibson, Ok, four grandchildren, Sherry Greathouse and her husband James of Ft. Gibson, Ok, Justin Scott and wife Cindy of Ft. Gibson, Ok, Shannon Vahdatipour and husband Chuck of Ft. Gibson, Ok, Janet Revis and fiancé Roger Phillips of Flatrock, North Carolina, ten great grandchildren, Megan and Raygan Greathouse, Baylee and Kambree Scott, Chase Gifford and fiancé Leah Steelmon, Shelby and Emma Gifford, Abby Vahdatipour, Tiffiny Revis and a host of nieces, nephews and loved ones.
A visitation will be Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home with family receiving friends 5PM-7PM.
A Celebration of Ruby’s life will be held 2PM Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Clifford D. Garrett Family Funeral Home Chapel in Ft. Gibson, OK with Reverend Chip Hinds and Reverend Bud Ullrich officiating.
Committal prayers and interment will follow in Hendricks Cemetery in Tahlequah.
The family of Ruby Pauline Guinn has entrusted her care, 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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