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.)

Jr. Nathaniel J. Jones, 84

Born Thursday, September 21, 1933

Died Thursday, July 12, 2018

Nathaniel J. Jones Jr. age 84, retired public school custodian,  a long time resident of Okmulgee, transitioned, Thursday, July 12, 2018 in his home.

arrangements pending.

House of Winn Funeral Home

Kenneth Eugene Grayson, 70

Born Sunday, March 7, 1948

Died Thursday, July 12, 2018

Mr. Kenneth Eugene Grayson, after "Three-score and Ten" years, transitioned from Earth to Everlasting on Thursday, July 12, 2018 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Service arrangements are pending in the Okmulgee Chapel.

Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors Inc.

Cecil Wayne “Tank” Patterson, 61

Born Thursday, November 29, 1956

Died Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Cecil Wayne “Tank” Patterson entered his heavenly home on July 11, 2018 at the age of 61. He was born on November 29, 1956 in Muskogee, Oklahoma to parents, Carl and Dorothy Patterson. Tank graduated from Warner High School in 1975 and married Melissa Ramirez in September of that year.
He is survived by his wife, Melissa; sons, J.R., Cory and his wife Kim; brothers, Carl Jr. and wife June of Edmond, Kendall and wife Twyla of Warner; sisters, Marilyn Hull and husband Larry of Tulsa, Nancy Morris of Warner; half-brother, Shelby Lee Raines of Braggs; and sister-in-law, Anita Patterson of Warner. Tank is also survived by eight grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, including his niece, Kimberly Patterson, who helped him through every step of his illness.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Dale.
Private family services are planned.
The family would like to express a special “Thank you” to Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa and Brentwood Nursing Home in Muskogee for the excellent care that they provided Tank during his illness.
Cremation services provided by Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York Street, Muskogee. Condolences may be made to the family online at

Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory

Clarilee McQueen, 84

Born Wednesday, August 30, 1933

Died Monday, July 9, 2018

Clarilee McQueen, a long-time resident of Muskogee, Oklahoma died Monday, July 9th at Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa.
Born in 1933 in Henryetta, Oklahoma, Clarilee graduated from Seminole High School, and attended the University of Oklahoma where she played the French horn in the marching band. The highlight of her marching band experience was traveling by train to South Bend, Indiana to play and march at the OU vs. Notre Dame Football game in 1952.
Clarilee was the bookkeeper and part owner of the family business, McOil Company.
Clarilee lived her whole life in service to the Lord through her many activities at First Baptist Church. She was a second grade Sunday school teacher as well as a member and frequent soloist for the choir. As a lover of Christian music, she also played the handbells and piano. Later in life, she played the ukulele in the senior choir.
She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother called GiGi. She enjoyed line dancing and attending the Muskogee Little Theater productions. One of her biggest joys late in life was traveling with friends, and her regular Friday night Mexican train dominoes games with neighbors. Clarilee loved good food, told many great jokes and had a contagious smile that would light up a room.

She is survived by her son, Kelly McQueen and wife Carol; daughter, Kerri Green and husband Russ Ingram; grandsons, Foster McQueen and wife Hilary, Mitch McQueen and wife Megan and Charlie Green; great-grandsons Cole, Gray and Sam; siblings, Ruth Twibell, RT Shields and wife Nancy, and Susan Hammond and husband Chris; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom McQueen; parents, Roscoe and Cleo Shields; and brother-in-law, Robert Twibell.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Tom and Clarilee McQueen Youth/Children’s Scholarship at First Baptist Church of Muskogee.
Clarilee’s family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.
A celebration of Clarilee’s life will be 10:00A.M., Monday, July 16, 2018 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Johnny Derouen officiating. Entombment will follow at Memorial Park Mausoleum with Foster McQueen, Mitch McQueen, Charlie Green, Russ Ingram, Rick McQueen and Dale Williams serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Boies, Kenneth Weddle, Louis Wheeler, Dr. George Ladd, Bruce Shropshire and Mike Wise.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York Street, Muskogee. Condolences may be made to the family online at

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Jody Lee Dean, Sr., 45

Born Friday, October 20, 1972

Died Sunday, July 8, 2018

Services 2:00 PM, Saturday, July 14, 2018, Timothy Baptist Church, 5530 West Okmulgee Avenue

On October 20, 1972 a beautiful baby boy was born to Shelia Dean and Clyde Thompson Sr. in Muskogee, Oklahoma. They named him Jody Lee Dean.

At an early age, Jody attended Muskogee Public Schools before later moving to Tulsa. He was raised in South Haven and attended Tulsa Public Schools. He graduated from Daniel Webster High School with the class of 1992.

As a young boy Jody gave his life to Christ and continued his walk with the Lord; he was a faithful member of World Won for Christ Outreach Ministries, Inc.

Jody, who was also known as $ango, was loved by everyone that came in contact with him and he never met a stranger. All it took was meeting him one time, his joking personality and warm smile would light up any room and leave a memorable impression. Jody was a very hard worker and taught many neighborhood kids the value of hard work. Jody was a pillar in his community; he helped single Moms, widows, elderly, and anyone who needed a helping hand. Jody was a jack of all trades. Jody loved his family and was an awesome provider. Jody loved horses and attending rodeos. If he wasn’t working or at a rodeo you could find him on a bank catching fish.

Jody met the love of his life in 2005, Michele Cherry. He was captivated by her and asked for her hand in marriage. They were married in 2006. From this union, a beautiful, baby girl was born, they named her Jordyn Leigh Dean. The love Jody has for Michele will forever remain in her heart.

On July 8, 2018 Jody was called home to be with the Lord. He was preceded in death by his father Clyde Thompson Sr., Aunt Darlene and both maternal and paternal grandparents.

Those who remain to cherish his memory, Jody leaves behind his wife, Michele Cherry-Dean; his mother Shelia Jeffries-Fields; his children and grandchildren;  a host of siblings, and a caravan of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and many others who were like family to him.

The Final Hour with Mr. Dean will commence on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 2:00 PM in the Timothy Baptist Church. 

You may visit Jody, as he slumbers in peaceful repose at the Funeral Home in Tulsa on Friday from 12:00 Noon until 7:00 PM and on Saturday, beginning at 1:00 PM at the Timothy Baptist Church.  The casket will not be opened at the conclusion of the service.

He will then rest in the Booker T. Washington Cemetery in Muskogee.

Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors Inc.

Linda Kay Green, 61

Born Sunday, February 10, 1957

Died Saturday, July 7, 2018

Services 11:00 AM, Saturday, July 14, 2018, Northside Christ Gospel Church, 3101 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Funeral Services and Burial for Miss Linda Kay Green will be Saturday July 14, 2018 at 11AM at Northside Christ Gospel Church in Tulsa.

Friends may visit Miss Green on Friday from 1PM until 7PM in the Tulsa Chapel.

Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors Inc.

Harrien Ruth Hale, 71

Born Wednesday, January 8, 1947

Died Saturday, July 7, 2018

Services 1:00 PM, Friday, July 13, 2018, Doyle Cemetery, West of Taft, Old Taft Road

Mrs. Harrien Ruth Hale, a former resident of Muskogee, Oklahoma,  after 71 years, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 7, 2018 from Oklahoma City. 

My journey of life began on January 8, 1947 to the union of Walter Tate Sr. and Elizabeth (Elston) Tate in Boynton, OK.  After my mother’s death at a young age, my father married Viola (Henry) Tate who raised my siblings and me as her own.  I graduated valedictorian of my class from Taft Moton High School in 1965.  After high school I attended Langston University and graduated with my Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.
I joined the Bethel 7th Day Adventist Church in Kansas City, KS, where I was the church treasurerIn this wonderful journey of life and love, my wonderful children were born. I was employed at the Housing Authority of Kansas City, KS until I returned home to Muskogee, OK, in 1991, where I became a member of Berean SDA church and church treasurer as well.  
I attended Indian Capital Vo-tech and became a Licensed Practical Nurse, where I worked at Eddie Warrior and retired from Claremore VA Hospital. After retiring I was taking care of family and cooking for my brothers. I enjoyed making quilts in my spare time and making “snoopy blankets for my children and grandchildren.
After threescore years and eleven, the time the Lord promised he called me home to rest with the words, I loved, I lived and I fought.  I will now be reunited with my parents, Walter, Elizabeth and Viola Tate, my brothers West, Frank, Dwight and Jeff Tate.
My legacy lives on in my children:
LaWane Y. Williams, Harriene ArTisha Hale, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Heiskill Dale Jackson, Robert Michah Jackson, Mt. Vernon, Missouri, my special child, Elizabeth “Fuddy” Small, Kansas City, Kansas.  My devoted mate: Ira Lee Harris, of Muskogee, Oklahoma.
My grandchildren: Toijan Armstrong (Chakeal), Tiarra Andrews, Quinton Hale, Jordan, Jasmine, Makayla & Jorja Jackson, Kaiden & Kynzlee Jackson, Malachi & Henley Jackson. Great-grandson: Chakeal Armstong Jr.  My sisters: Erma Jean Lewis, Tulsa, OK, LauraWalker, Las Vegas, NV, Hazel Tate, Muskogee, OK. My brothers:  Walter Tate Jr., Allen Sherron (Eugenia), Taft, Richard Tate (Danetta), Muskogee; Cleo Durant, Minneapolis, MN, and Pete Durant.
I also leave many nieces and nephews, a host of cousins and my childhood friend and sorority sister (Zeta Phi Beta, Inc) Gussie Mae Kennedy-Drain and my brother in love Wesley Thomas Sr

Formerly of Muskogee, Mrs. Hale's life will be remembered at her sacred farewell on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. in the Rayfield Baptist Church.  Reverend Leroy Walker, Sr., is the gracious host Pastor, and Elder Malcolm J. Phipps, Pastor of Berean Seventh Day Adventist of Muskogee,  will officiate.

Burial will follow in the Doyle Cemetery at Yahola, Oklahoma, just west of Taft.

Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors Inc.

Rosie Lee Reese, 75

Born Tuesday, April 20, 1943

Died Saturday, July 7, 2018

Rosie Lee (Orn) Reese passed away July 7, 2018, at the age of 75.

Rosie is survived by her children, Sherrye, Carlene, Kenny and wife Rhonda, and Leslie and husband Jim; her siblings, Shirley and Bert Rivera, Curtis and Jo Ann Orn, Charlie and Donna Orn, John and Sandy Orn, Mary and Willie Mueller, Pauline Martin, Dan and Sheryl Orn all of Texas as well as Jimmie and Marie Reese of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Andrew, Ashley, Brent and Jason; Rosie also leaves to cherish her memory numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends that will all miss her dearly.
Rosie was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Rosie (Bell) Orn, her husband, Robert Reese and her brothers Stanley and Norman Orn.
Rosie was born to Carl Elmer and Rosie Bell Orn on April 20, 1943 in Georgetown Texas. Being the fifth of ten children, her childhood was full of countless adventures with her brothers and sisters. After graduating from Galina Park High School, she worked in several jobs before choosing her most important job, being a stay at home Mom to raise her children. Throughout her life, Rosie volunteered and would help others upon every opportunity. She was a PTA Mom, scout Mom and neighborhood Mom welcoming everyone into her home. She was a wonderful artist, serving in the Muskogee Art Guild for many years. Her passions included gardening, playing bridge and Maj Jong, to which her fellow players were truly family.
Her funeral service will be 10:30am, Thursday, July 12, 2018 at Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N York Street, Muskogee, OK. Interment will follow at Fort Gibson National Cemetery. The family requests that you consider donations to Friends of Honor Heights Park in lieu of flowers.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York Street, Muskogee. Condolences may be made to the family online at

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Louis Vander Wilson, 85

Born Friday, July 15, 1932

Died Saturday, July 7, 2018

U.S. VeteranMr. Louis Vander Wilson, at 85 and a United States Air Force Veteran, passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2018 from the Jack C. Montgomery Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Muskogee.

Mr. Wilson will rest in the Fort Gibson National Cemetery.

Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors Inc.

Glenda Jean Williams, 73

Born Friday, August 4, 1944

Died Friday, July 6, 2018

Glenda Jean Williams, 73, a lifetime resident of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away Friday, July 6, 2018 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born August 4, 1944 in Muskogee to Roy Lee and Imogene Robins. Glenda attended Muskogee Public Schools and graduated from Central High School with the class of 1962. She furthered her education at Bacone College where she received her Nursing Degree in 1992.
Glenda worked as a Registered Nurse for many years and retired from Muskogee Regional Medical Center in 2011.
Glenda enjoyed gardening, visiting friends and family, and pleasing others. She will always be remembered as a loving Mammaw by her grandson.
She was preceded in death by her father, Roy Robins; son, Ronald Dean Huskey; sister, Sharon Short; and great niece, Mary Maree.
Glenda is survived by her daughter, Rhonda Cooper; grandson, Jason Cooper; three sisters, Janet and husband Michael, Mary and husband Richard, all of Muskogee, and Cheryl of Fort Gibson; mother, Imogene Robins. She was dearly loved by her family, including her nieces and nephews.
Cremation services under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York Street, Muskogee. Condolences may be made to the family online at

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Marylou Faye Webb, 77

Born Monday, November 25, 1940

Died Thursday, July 5, 2018

Marylou Faye Webb, 77, of Porum, Oklahoma passed away Thursday, July 5, 2018. She was born November 25, 1940 in Stone Bluff, Oklahoma to Leonard and Dortha Montgomery. She attended public schools from which she graduated.
Faye was a dairy farmer and enjoyed spending time outdoors taking care of her farm and cows. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was loved by many and will be greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Janie Cagle and Carolyn Lynn; brothers, Floyd Montgomery and Jimmy Montgomery.
Faye is survived by her children, Gail Shamblin and husband Gary of Webbers Falls, OK: Clayton Webb and wife Robin of Muskogee, Sam Webb of Warner, Nathan Webb of Webbers Falls, and Stacy Webb of the home; 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; along with other family members and friends.
A graveside service honoring Faye’s life will be 10AM, Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Pope Chapel Cemetery with Les Shaver officiating.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York Street, Muskogee. Condolences may be made to the family online at

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Tucker Keith Revis, 14

Born Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Died Thursday, July 5, 2018

Tucker Keith Revis, 14, of Flat Rock, NC went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at his home.
The family will receive friends Tuesday night from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Jackson Funeral Service. A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday at the Chapel In The Pines of Jackson Funeral Service. A visitation will also be held Friday, July 13, 2018 at the Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home in Fort Gibson, OK with the family receiving friends 5PM-7PM.
A celebration of Tucker’s life will be 10AM Saturday, July 14, 2018 in the Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home Chapel. Committal prayers and interment will follow in the Greenleaf Cemetery in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tucker Revis account at TD Bank on Greenville Highway or donations may be brought to the visitation or service to cover funeral costs. Condolence cards may be sent to the family at or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.
The family of Tucker Keith Revis has entrusted his service in Oklahoma to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home, Fort Gibson. 918-478-2555
Online condolences may be left at


Tucker from day one was a happy baby. Not much of a sleeper he was active. That continued on. He from an early age was in love with lights. He couldn’t wait to put up Christmas lights. If it was left up to him we would have them year around. They made him so happy. Tucker never met a stranger. If he started talking to you, you was his friend. As he got older his favorite thing to do was ride his bike. He smiled and waved at everyone passing by. If he got you stopped he would talk to you. He enjoyed school, he always wanted to help. No matter what he would be there for you. He only wanted to make everyone’s day brighter. Never have I met a kid who could tell you so much info about cars. He talked about them all the time. We could be driving down the highway and he would start pointing out different kinds and tell you why you needed that car. He was looking forward to learning how to drive. He had a list a mile long of what kind of car he wanted for his first. He was the most kind-hearted boy you would ever meet. His purpose on this earth for the short time he was here was to make you smile. If he could make you laugh, he would. He would do anything for you. I’m going to miss him asking me all the time to take him to McDonalds or bring him some home. I would always say gross. How can you eat there all the time buddy.
He would just say “I like it mom, can you get me some”. We just celebrated his 14th birthday in April. We took a trip just me and him to Pigeon Forge. It was all about him, I told him we would do whatever he wanted to do. We went to Star Cars and he got his picture taken with his two favorite cars. When they let him get inside he was beaming with excitement. We went to a dinner show and the whole time he would say, Tiffiny would love this, can we bring her back to see this next time. Our last trip was about two weeks ago, we went to the beach. Swimming every day, riding his bike at night with his disco light on. He had so much fun on the trip. The 4th of July we took him to Charlie’s Fireworks and let him pick out what he wanted. Late that night we set them off, he had a blast.

Clifford D. Garrett Family Funeral Home

Freda Mae Gray, 85

Born Tuesday, May 2, 1933

Died Wednesday, July 4, 2018

On May 2, 1933, a bundle of joy was delivered to Elmore Byers and Mittie Davis in Muskogee, Oklahoma.  She attended school in Muskogee and Graduated from Manual Training High School in 1951 in Muskogee, OK.  In later years while residing in Tulsa, Freda made the choice to join the BTW Class of 1951 for reunion purposes. Freda continued her education and obtained a Certificate of Accounting from the Tulsa University. As a young girl Freda had big dreams and aspired for greatness. She met and married Lewis Cornelius Gray on November 4th, 1950, and to this union 5 children were born. Freda lived in Detroit, MI with her husband and five children as a homemaker.  She later attended a Beauty College in Detroit to learn to do hair. 

In 1964 she returned to Tulsa with her 5 children to begin her new journey.  Freda worked for the City of Tulsa for over 10 years in their accounting department. She also worked for McMichaels Construction Company as their Payroll Accountant. After leaving McMichaels she went to work for Fibercast in Sand Springs, OK as their Payroll Accountant and later became their Human Resources Benefits Coordinator for 28 years prior to retiring from the Company.  Freda was a member of Morning Star Baptist Church for over 30 years. During this time she was employed by the Morning Star Baptist Church Federal Credit Union and faithfully served as a member of various church auxiliaries: The Sanctuary Choir, the Pastor Anniversary Committee, Sunday School Bible Class #2, the Willing Workers Circle, the General Mission, United Friends, and 60 Fellowship.

Freda’s mother, father, brother (Joe Louis Byers) and sister (Tommie Inez Love) all preceded her in death. Remaining to cherish her precious memory are Lewis Gray, Deborah Gray, Karen Gray, Milton Gray and Quentin Gray all of Tulsa, OK, her sister Dorothy Cooper of Oklahoma City, OK and sister-in law Della Birch of Detroit, Michigan.

Memorial Services for Mrs. Freda Mae Gray will be Saturday July 14, 2018 at 11AM at Morning Star Baptist Church.

Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors Inc.

Joel R. Allen, 89

Born Wednesday, May 22, 1929

Died Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Joel (Joe) R. Allen, Sr., 89, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at Cornerstone Acute Care in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
He Born May 22, 1929 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, to Everette and Lola (Shoemake) Allen. Joe was an only child of a master carpenter whose family moved where ever there was work during the Great Depression. He lived in three states by age six and attended twelve - sixteen schools by age sixteen. He graduated from Muskogee Central High School in 1947.
Having started to play baseball with his father at an early age, Joe was playing with grown men returned from WW2 by age fifteen and being paid $15 a game by a local town to play for their team. He soon entered semi-pro ball only to be interrupted by his service to the country.
In 1948 Joe joined the Army, served for two years and transferred to the Army Reserves. He then came out to play Semi-Pro ball again. But He was called back into active service 1950-51 during the Korean War. Both tours of duty were spent in Japan where he became known for managing and playing in a highly successful and famous for the time mixed military baseball team that after winning the Far East Conference was flown home to compete in the states.
After his second tour of duty, Joe had offers to play pro-ball by a number of professional teams and after choosing played in the Southern and Texas Semi-Pro farm team leagues until his second injury convinced him that it was time to leave the then three year profession.
On returning home to Muskogee he met and married Lois A. Siegenthaler on Oct. 17, 1953 at the First Baptist Church in Boynton, Oklahoma. To this union was blessed three children.
Joe worked as a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for thirty years and drove a senior service bus for the Muskogee County Transit for eleven years afterwards. For the next twenty-eight years summer vacations were planned around coaching and umping Little League through American Legion Baseball in Muskogee. He was excellent at both.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Everette and Lola Allen; and one granddaughter, Devon Sizemore.
He is survived by his wife of over sixty-four years, Lois; two sons, Joel (Jody) R. Allen Jr. and wife Theresa of Wagoner and Timothy Allen and wife Jessie of Broken Arrow; one daughter, Anitra Sizemore and husband Steve of Checotah; ten grandchildren, Shawn Crawford and wife Sarah of Muskogee, Damon Allen and wife Cristi of Wagoner, Josh Allen of Muskogee and Brianna Allen Navarro and husband Francisco of Moore, Erin Sizemore and Jared Hinds of Muskogee, Carter and Caleb Sizemore of Checotah, Emery Sizemore of Eufaula, OK and Aubrey and Samuel Allen of Broken Arrow; sixteen great-grandchildren; and one surviving sister-in-law, Grace Siegenthaler of Arlington, TX; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.
A celebration of Joe’s life will be 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Bill Crow officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Gibson National Cemetery with Joe's six grandsons serving as pallbearers, and his four grand-daughters serving as honorary pallbearers.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York Street, Muskogee. Condolences may be made to the family online at

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Alvernon Collins, 84

Born Friday, April 6, 1934

Died Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Alvernon Collins, age 84, slipped the bonds of this earthly realm unto eternity, Tuesday, July 3, 2018 in St. Francis Hosptial, Muskogee, OK.

A Home Going Service is scheduled, Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 11:00 a.m., Faith Love Baptist Church, 1208 Tamaroa Street, Muskogee, OK; with Pastor Glen Gardner, eulogizing.  Interment will follow in Booker T. Washington Cemetery, Muskogee, OK.

Visitation will be Tuesday, 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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Mattie Marie “Mickey” Flinn Rains, 88

Born Thursday, September 5, 1929

Died Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Mattie Marie (Mickey) Myers Flinn Rains, was born September 5, 1929 to Thomas Andrew Myers and Maggie Gertrude Dennis Myers. She is the last of her generation and was preceded by her parents; two husbands, Roy Flinn, Sr. and J.J. Rains; two brothers, Tommy and Jimmy Myers; two sisters, Juanita Woodward and Dolly Bentley; one daughter, Ruthie May; and one great-granddaughter, Rachell Ranck.
She is survived by four children, Roy Flinn, Jr. and wife Billie, Erline Ritchie and husband Johnny, Linda Mitchell and husband Charlie and Jack Flinn and wife Melodie; 10 grandchildren, David Canterbury (Christie), James Canterbury, Robert Swearengin, Tommy Swearengin (Tina), Jeff Swearengin and Veronica Shanks, Brandi Nix (John), Jackson Flinn (Montana), Chrystal Young (Doug), Erin Cook (Steve); 29 great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Jazlyn, Amiyah, Jordan, Luis, Alexis, Maddie, Ella, Colby, Titus, Christopher, Dusty, Wyatt, Madox, Paisley, Austin, Tyler, Brittany, Cortney, Justin, Shelby, Cody, Alex, Devon, Jake and Hunter; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.
Mickey worked in retail sales most of her life at Sussman’s, Hunt’s Dept. Store, S&Q Clothiers and Dillard’s. She loved sewing and made clothing for herself and many others. Mickey enjoyed bowling and was on several leagues. She was an avid bingo player and loved going to the casino. Later in life Mickey enjoyed making and selling Christmas candies at the casino. She will be missed by everyone that knew and loved her.
A celebration of Mickey’s life will be 10:00 A.M., Friday, July 6, 2018 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Diana Cox-Crawford officiating.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York Street, Muskogee. Condolences may be made to the family online at

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Major William G. Ashley, 72

Born Sunday, June 2, 1946

Died Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Major William G. Ashley, 72, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2018. He was born June 2, 1946 in Taft, California to William Earl Ashley and Donnie Vee (Buckmaster) Ashley. Glenn attended public schools and furthered his education at the University of Texas where he received a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Criminal Justice and a Master’s of Science Degree at the University of Central Texas.
Glenn proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army for more than 21 years. His love of flying allowed him to obtain training and certification to fly Apache and Cobra helicopters. He had earned the rank of Major at the time of his retirement in 1999 and received a Silver Star, Bronze Star with “V” and was awarded the Purple Heart four times along with numerous other medals and honors.
Glenn married Alyssa Gayle Stoddard on December 31, 2002 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. They shared more than 15 years of life and marriage together.
His hobbies and other loves were watching NASCAR races and movies, riding Harley Davidsons, and studying history.
Glenn was loved by many and will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Donnie Vee Ashley; son, Glenn Aaron Ashley; brother, James Earl Ashley; stepchildren, Brik and Brandi Barker.
Glenn is survived by his wife, Alyssa of the home; daughters, Angela Kay Ramirez of Georgia, Kathryn Elizabeth Ashley of Muskogee; granddaughter, Nicasia Borrego, carrying on Glenn’s honor as a member of the United States Navy; grandsons, James Anglin of Muskogee, and Alexander Lee Jones of Weatherford, TX; cousins, Bob Buckmaster of Henderson, NV and Rodney Hobby of Arkansas; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members and friends.
Major William G. Ashley’s life will be celebrated at 10AM, Monday, July 9, 2018 at Fort Gibson National Cemetery with Military Honors being presented by the United States Army Honors Team. VA Chaplain Forrest Kirk will officiate.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York Street, Muskogee. Condolences may be made to the family online at

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