THINGS TO DO

Sunday, January 20

Painting with Gwyn 3rd Sunday
Vision Board Workshop
Christian Life Class - Jonah - You Can't Outrun Grace

Monday, January 21

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - Parade & Celebration
Georgia-Pacific Playground - Ribbon Cutting Celebration
Antioch, The Temple of Hope
MIN 4523: American Indian Ministry Internship 2019
PS Academy Oklahoma Real Estate Pre-Licensing Course
Semi-Annual Clearance Sale
Act Like Men Study - Don't Waste Your Life

Tuesday, January 22

The Real Okie Movie Night Presents, Pretty in Pink!
National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®- Awareness Campaign
LiveLoveCycle Indoor Training
Semi-Annual Clearance Sale

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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.)

Matthew Robert Elliott, 34

Born Thursday, October 18, 1984

Died Thursday, January 17, 2019

Obit coming soon.

Memorial Service:
11:00 AM Monday, January 21, 2019 at Fort Gibson Church of Christ

In lieu of flowers, family request donations made in Matthew's name to Fixem Inc. PO Box 1581 - Fort Gibson, OK 74434 - (918) 869-1463 or to Fur Babies Adoption & Rescue - PO Box 3883 - Muskogee, OK 74402 -
(918) 910-3791

Clifford D. Garrett Family Funeral Home

Charlotte Jackson, 75

Born Tuesday, September 21, 1943

Died Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Charlotte Jackson, age 75, direct care specialist, resident of Ft. Gibson, OK, slipped the bonds of this earthly realm onto eternity, Wednesday, January 16, 2019 in her home surrounded by family.

Arrangements are pending.

House of Winn Funeral Homes

Alice Jean Ricketts-Culp, 91

Born Friday, July 15, 1927

Died Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Alice Ricketts Culp
1927-2019

Alice J. Ricketts-Culp, 91 of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away on Wednesday morning, January 16, 2019. She was born in Tahlequah OK on July 15, 1927 to Bob F. Ring and Pauline Ring. Alice worked on the family dairy farm, Brockway Glass, and later retired from Ricketts Piano, a family business.
Alice was a classy lady that loved her flowers and gardening, loved to travel, was a connoisseur in the kitchen, loved doing word searches, puzzles, and loved music and dancing. Her favorite pastime was sitting around the kitchen table visiting with family and friends. She was a founding member of Muskogee Church of Christ, where she attended until her passing. Alice was a woman of strong faith. As her health started failing she told everyone that she was ready to go home.
Alice loved to make those around her laugh and she will greatly be missed.
Alice was preceded in death by her parents; 3 brothers and 3 sisters; husbands, Roy Bunch Jr., Virgil J Ricketts and Troy Culp; daughter-in-law, Linda Bunch.
Those left to cherish Alice’s memories are her sons, Bob Bunch and wife Crystal, Mike Bunch and wife Debbie; grandchildren, Cindy Reed, Gina Jones and husband Randy, Brandy White and husband Matt, Brady Bunch and wife Kristin, Brittany Allen and husband Tyler, and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, and many friends.
The family will receive friends from 2-4PM, Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.
Funeral services celebrating Alice’s life will be 10AM, Monday, January 21, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Randy Willingham officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery with Ron Ramming, Dan Compton, John Johnson, Roy Ramsey, Wayne Herriman, and Don Daniels serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be David White, Bill Johnson, and Cleo Guthrie.
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.

Visitation
Saturday, JAN 19. 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory
1830 North York Street
Muskogee, OK, US, 74403

Sunday, JAN 20. 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory
1830 North York Street
Muskogee, OK, US, 74403

Family Visitation
Sunday, JAN 20. 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory
1830 North York Street
Muskogee, OK, US, 74403

Service
Monday, JAN 21. 10:00 AM
Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel
1830 N. York St.
Muskogee, OK, US, 74403

Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory

Joy Rogers, 84

Born Tuesday, December 18, 1934

Died Tuesday, January 15, 2019



Joy (Miesner) Rogers, 84, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was born on December 18, 1934 to Otto and Edna (Rhotramel) Miesner in Wagoner County, Blue Mounds Township. Joy graduated from Muskogee Central High School with the Class of 1953. She was a budget clerk for 26 years at OG&E then worked at Muskogee County Treasurer’s Office for 20 years until her retirement in 2015.
Joy loved her family very much and enjoyed spending as much time as possible with them. She will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her.
Joy was preceded in death her parents, Otto and Edna Miesner; siblings, Ralph Miesner, JoAnn Reynolds, and Shirley Peebles; sisters-in-law, Rose Miesner and Betty Miesner; and nephew, Paul Arcee.
She is survived by her children, Sharon Jorski and husband Don of Oklahoma City, OK, Karen Del Tatto and husband Marc of Katy, TX, and Mark Davis of Muskogee, OK; grandson, Jason Jorski of New Berlin, WI; brother, Richard Miesner and wife Dee; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Joy’s Good Shepherd Hospice team and Cathy, her caregiver and friend, for their loving care.
Joy’s family will be receiving friends 5:30PM-7:30PM, Monday, January 21, 2018 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel.
A celebration of Joy’s life will be 10AM, Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chuck Myers officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Pryor, Oklahoma.
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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William Ford Dillon Sr., 76

Born Thursday, June 11, 1942

Died Monday, January 14, 2019

William Ford Dillon, Sr., 76, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed from this life surrounded by his family and friends on Monday, January 14, 2019
He was born on June 11, 1942 to Floyd “Pat” and Marbie Ann (Wyatt) Dillon in Brewer Bend. Ford attended Brewer Bend and McLain elementary schools. He graduated from Warner High School in 1959. He married the love of his life, Janice La Delle Foreman on November 21, 1964. They shared over 54 memorable years together. From this union, they had three wonderful children.
Ford worked very hard to provide for his family, holding down 2 to 3 jobs at a time. He was an assemblyman at Acme Engineering for 38 years until his retirement in May of 2005. He also worked at WP Milling in various areas. He served in the National Guard for 7 years.
Even though Ford worked day and night, his family was very important to him. He always made time for family activities. He helped coach Little League Baseball, was a Boy Scout Troop Dad, and regularly took his family for trips to Mohawk Park and Woolaroc. He especially enjoyed taking his family to Silver Dollar City every year.
Ford loved to plant a big vegetable garden. He loved baseball and his two favorite baseball teams were the New York Mets and whoever was playing the St. Louis Cardinals.
The one thing Ford cherished most of all in his life were his four grandbabies, Carlissa, Brooklyn, Trey, and Blaize.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Pat and Marbie; his sisters, Lilly Smith, Loretta Benson, and Diana Dillon; his brothers, Charlie Dillon, Gail Dillon, and Mark Dwain Dillon; his brother-in-law, Jim Benson; his father-in-law, Gene Foreman; and his mother-in-law, Bug Foreman.
Ford is survived by his wife, Janice, of the home; his children, Ford Dillon Jr. and wife, Ann, of Pearland, TX, Kristy Herriman and husband Bobby of McLain, and Steve Dillon of Seattle, WA; his grandchildren, Carlissa Dillon, Ford Dillon III (Trey), Brooklyn Herriman, and Blaize Herriman.
He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Luther Smith; his sister-in-law, Terry Dillon, his sister-in-law, Natalie Medlin and husband Stanley; his nephews, Paul Vidacak and wife Shannon, Jay Suggs and wife Kelsey, and Cody Medlin; his niece, Lacey Medlin; and special neighbor, Margie Mayes; as well as numerous family and friends.
The family wishes to thank the staff of the Fort Gibson Nursing Center and Hometown Hospice for the loving care they provided to him. A special thanks to Dr. Paul Matthews, Randy and the staff of the Geri Unit at Saint Francis Hospital in Muskogee. Also thank you to Wayne Herriman for keeping our yard looking so pretty.
The family will receive friends from 5:30-7:30pm, Monday, January 21, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.
Funeral services celebrating Ford’s life will be 2PM, Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Sam Dunn officiating. Interment will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery with Ford Dillon Jr, Steven Dillon, Bobby Herriman, Trey Dillon, Blaize Herriman, and Cody Medlin serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Carlissa Dillon, Brooklyn Herriman, Luther Smith, Stanley Medlin, Lacey Medlin, J. B. Herriman, and Wayne Herriman.
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.


visitation
Friday, JAN 18. 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory
1830 North York Street
Muskogee, OK, US, 74403


Saturday, JAN 19. 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory
1830 North York Street
Muskogee, OK, US, 74403

Sunday, JAN 20. 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory
1830 North York Street
Muskogee, OK, US, 74403

Monday, JAN 21. 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory
1830 North York Street
Muskogee, OK, US, 74403

Family visitation
Monday, JAN 21. 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory
1830 North York Street
Muskogee, OK, US, 74403

Service
Tuesday, JAN 22. 2:00 PM
Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel
1830 N. York St.
Muskogee, OK, US, 74403

Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory

Patricia Ann Turner, 84

Born Tuesday, February 27, 1934

Died Monday, January 14, 2019

Patricia Ann Turner, 84, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed from this life on Monday, January 14, 2019. She was born on February 27, 1934 in Emmetsburg, Iowa to George Richard Reynolds and Della Rose Reynolds.
Patricia was the manager for Winchell’s Donuts for 38 years. She also worked at Burger King for 5 years. The most important job she ever had was being a mother to 9 children, whom she loved deeply.
She was Catholic along with all her children. She loved dogs and cats. She loved to go fishing, camping, and shopping. Most of all she loved her family.
Patricia is preceded in death by her parents George Richard Reynolds and Della Rose Reynolds; sister Marlene Reynolds; brother Don Reynolds and his wife; brother Bill Reynolds and his wife Elaine.
She is survived by her brother John Reynolds and wife; daughter Cheryl Ann Marnach; son Jim Marnach and wife Patty; son Wayne Marnach and wife Michelle; son Michael Marnach; son George Marnach; son Larry Martin and wife Mary; son John Martin; son Chad Martin; son Richard DeWayne; grandchildren and great-grandchildren Tony and Tiffany Hosmer and children Matthew, Emily, Serenity, Bobby and Della Rose and children Blake, Lexi Michael, Aiden, and Braden, Jon Martin, James Marnach, Josh Reynolds, James Reynolds, Tyler Reynolds, and Ashley Reynolds.
Visitation will be held 2:00pm-4:00pm Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.
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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Hubert Lee Schaffer , 82

Born Thursday, October 22, 1936

Died Sunday, January 13, 2019

Hubert Lee Schaffer, 82, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed from this life on Sunday, January 13, 2019. He was born on October 22, 1936 to Lemuel Schaffer and Thelma Arnold in Blaine County, Oklahoma. He attended high school in Ada, Oklahoma. He graduated from High School and continued his education at East Texas Baptist University, where he graduated in 1962. He married the love of his life Vickye Dunn on September 12, 1967 in Shreveport, Louisiana. They shared more than 51 memorable years together.
Hubert spent most of his life as a pastor. He pastored part-time at Spring Creek Baptist Church, Rolla, MO and at Gasconade Baptist Church, Gasconade, MO. He pastored full-time at High Point Baptist Church, High Point, MO and at Westside Baptist Church, Waynesville, MO, where he retired in 1999. During his lifetime Hubert also served as the Director of Investigation at Missouri Human Rights Commission, as a Pardon and Parole Officer- Felony Division in the city of St. Louis, and at the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home. Hubert was also a dedicated member of First Baptist Church in Muskogee.
Hubert is preceded in death by his parents Lemuel and Thelma Schaffer, and sister Gwen Schaffer (Woolley).
He is survived by his wife, Vickye Schaffer (Dunn); sister Georgia Anne Loftin Sowards of Greenville, TX; son Stephen Schaffer of Cheyenne (WY); daughters Cynthia Noone (Schaffer) of Centennial, CO and Heather Dean (Schaffer) of Eagle River, AK; and grandchildren, Jennifer Schaffer of Cheyenne, WY, Madison and Jason Noone of Centennial CO, Skyler, Sierra, and Ryker Dean of Eagle River, AK.

No funeral services are planned at this time.

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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V. Marie Bishop, 81

Born Saturday, October 16, 1937

Died Saturday, January 12, 2019

Violet Marie Bishop, 81, of Muskogee, Oklahoma entered Heaven’s Gates on Saturday, January 12, 2019 in Muskogee. Marie was born on October 16, 1937 to Chester and Mary Elizabeth Honeycutt in Okay, Oklahoma. Marie graduated valedictorian of Okay High School, class of 1955. She was married to Felton Dillion Bishop, Jr. and together they had three children, Beverly Renee, Marion Graham and Keith DeLayne. After her husband’s completion of twenty years of service at various Air Force bases around the United States and Portugal, with final destination at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, Marie and her family settled back in Oklahoma in 1975. Marie worked for several banking institutions spanning 20 plus years in the human resources area. In 1998, Marie joined Whitlock Packaging Corporation in Fort Gibson as Human Resources Manager, retiring in 2012.
Marie was preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Mary Elizabeth Honeycutt, her first husband, Felton in 1980, her son, Marion in 2006, and her granddaughter Elizabeth Marie Raines in 1986. Marie was also preceded in death by her brothers, Walton, Dewayne and Ronnie Honeycutt and sisters, Joyce Bass and Wilma Dean Roller.
Marie is survived by her daughter, Renee Bishop and Larry Hoover of Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, her son, Keith Bishop and his wife Sue Ann of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma. She is survived by grandchildren, Julie Montgomery and her husband, Mark of Warrensburg, Missouri, Kyle Bishop and fiancée, Jessica Black of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Kristen Nicole Bishop of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma. Marie is also survived by her daughter-in-law, Michaela Bishop of Norman, Oklahoma. Great grandchildren include Tagan Pinkston, Morgan Montgomery, Shelby Webb and Wyatt Montgomery, all of Warrensburg. Brothers and sisters include Billy Honeycutt of Muskogee, Oklahoma, Carolyn Catron of Okay, Oklahoma, Chris Honeycutt of Okay and Marybeth Sullins of Hume, Missouri. Marie is also survived by numerous other relatives and friends.

A special thank you to Sarah Leath who was a companion and source of comfort to her.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital.

Marie's family will receive friends 5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M., Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.

A celebration of Marie’s life will be 10AM, Thursday, January 17, 2019 at St. Paul United Methodist Church with Rev. David Burris officiating. Interment will be at Greenhill Cemetery with Kyle Bishop, Wyatt Montgomery, Mark Montgomery, Jason Jenkins, Stephen Radanovich and Bo Sanders serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be David Buckmaster, Doug Orick and Bob Wright.

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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Maria Marcelina “Cella” Dean, 67

Born Tuesday, February 13, 1951

Died Saturday, January 12, 2019

Maria Marcelina “Cella” Dean, 67, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed to her Heavenly home on Saturday, January 12, 2019 with her family at her side. She was born February 13, 1951 in Santa Fe, New Mexico to Steven Dean and Maria Veneranda Romero Lopez. She attended public schools and graduated in 1969 from Santa Fe High School. Cella furthered her education at North Carolina College receiving her Associates Degree in 1974.
She married Bruce Seaman on February 12, 1982 in St. Paul, Minnesota. They shared more than 36 years marriage together and raising their family. Cella and Bruce also ran their business, B & C Construction; she was the bookkeeper.
Cella’s passion for children and her heart for serving played a major role in her work at Boulevard Christian School. She was involved and helped in many areas of the church for more than 30 years. She loved to travel, swim, ceramics and painting, sewing, and making jewelry. Cella also loved having her yard full of flowers.
She will be dearly missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Patricia Ortiz and Gloria Jean Dean Topia.
Cella is survived by her spouse, Bruce A. Seaman; children, Stephen R. Ortiz and wife Elisa of Muskogee, Christina M. Brower of Philadelphia, PA, Monique T. Beech of Muskogee, Jeremy A Seaman and wife Wendy of Forked River, NJ, Nichole S. Swindle of Las Cruces, NM, and Daniel J. Dean and wife Amy of OKC, OK; grandchildren, Dillon, Branson, Aubrey, Brianna, Elisabeth “Lissie”, Faith, Austin, and Aaron; siblings, James Romero of Mesa, AZ, Mary Alice Lopez of Santa Fe, NM, and Regina Menning of Grants, NM; along with other family members and friends.
A family conducted memorial service celebrating Cella’s life will be 2PM, Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Boulevard Christian Church.
Cremation services provided by Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory, 1830 N York St, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Norma Jean Peters, 95

Born Thursday, March 29, 1923

Died Friday, January 11, 2019

Norma Jean Peters, 95, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away Friday, January 11, 2019 with her family at her side. She was born March 29, 1923 in Gore, Oklahoma to Oscar E. and Nettie N. (Runyon) Henry where she grew up and attended public school.
Norma married Aaron Odell Peters on August 14, 1954 in Carson City, Nevada. They shared many years of life and marriage together and were blessed with 4 children.
She enjoyed gardening, camping, four wheeling, cooking, and canning. She loved nothing more than making a home for her family and spending time with them.
Norma will be dearly missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Aaron (Doc) Peters; and her 8 siblings.
She is survived by her children, Aaron B. Peters, Sandra N. Davidson and husband Gary, Larry David Peters and wife Martha, and Cheryl A. Peters, all of Muskogee; grandchildren, Robert Clark, Jeff Clark, Zachary Peters, Dustin Peters, Megan George, Sarah Peters, Catherine Wiedel, David Peters; great-grandchildren, Michael Clark, Alec Clark, Avery Clark, Hailey Peters, Cooper George, Caleb George, and Carson George, Kateri Jone, Stevie Henry, Brody Wiedel, and Wyatt Wiedel; 2 great-great grandchildren; along with other family members.
Funeral services celebrating Norma’s life will be 1PM, Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Kurt Henry officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
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.


Public visitation:
1-5PM, Sunday, 1/13/19 @ Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel

9AM-8PM, Monday, 1/14/19 @ Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel

Family visitation:
5-7PM, Monday, 1/14/19 @ Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel

Service:
1PM, Tuesday, 1/15/19 @ Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel

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Charlene T. Johnson, 93

Born Monday, April 27, 1925

Died Thursday, January 10, 2019

Mrs. Charlene T. Johnson, age 93, homemaker, a long time resident of the Nuyaka community, transitioned, Thursday, January 10, 2019 in a Tulsa hospital.

A Home Going Celebration will be conducted, Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 11 a.m. in First Baptist Church South, Beggs, OK with interment following in Okmulgee cemetery.

Visitation, Friday, 1:00 p.m. until 6 p.m. in the Precious Memories Chapel-Okmulgee.

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

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David Scott Fletcher, 72

Born Sunday, February 10, 1946

Died Wednesday, January 9, 2019

David Scott Fletcher, 72, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2019. He was born February 10, 1946 to John David Fletcher and Clara Lenora (Ditzler) Fletcher in Muskogee, Oklahoma. David was a high school graduate. He married the love of his life, Carol Lynn Adcock, on December 31, 1989 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. They shared over 29 years of a happy life and marriage together.
David was a construction supervisor at Curt’s Oil until his retirement in 2009 at the age of 62. He loved being outdoors and enjoyed fishing. David adored his grandchildren and was very active in their lives. He loved teaching them all many sports and spending time with them. David will always be remembered as a loving brother, husband, father and grandfather by everyone who knew and loved him.
David was preceded in death by his parents, John and Clara Fletcher; and brothers, Clifford A. Fletcher and Jerry E. Fletcher.
He is survived by his loving wife Carol Fletcher of the home; children, Olin Smith and wife Jennifer of Muskogee, OK, Denny Charboneau of Park Hill, OK, and Kevin Charboneau and wife Susi of Park Hill, OK; grandchildren, Raelynn Smith, Hayden Smith, Steffan Smith all of Muskogee, OK, Magen Charboneau and Amber Charboneau of Las Vegas, NV; brothers, George Fletcher and wife Pat of Muskogee, OK, and Johnny Fletcher and wife Maria of Madrid, Spain; sisters, Becky Shires and husband Randy of Fort Worth, TX, and Mary Ellen Massing of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; sister-in-law, Daytha Murr and husband James and their family; and many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
A celebration of David’s life will be 1PM, Monday, January 14, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with his brother, George Fletcher and other family members officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Troy Childress, Brian Alexander, Bryan Page, Luke Toney and Jaidyn Toney.
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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Virginia “Lynn” Robinson, 60

Born Wednesday, November 5, 1958

Died Tuesday, January 8, 2019

“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire”

Virginia “Lynn” Robinson of Muskogee, Oklahoma peacefully transcended from this life on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 surrounded by loved ones, after a brave and courageous battle with cancer. She was born on November 5, 1958 in Kilgore, Texas to the late Jerry Eichler Sr and Genele (Stalcup) Eichler.
She received her Master’s Degree from Texas Woman’s University. Lynn worked as a teacher at Dillingham Intermediate Sherman ISD in Sherman, Texas and later for the Department of Veterans Affairs as a Claims Examiner.
She married Amanda Blayne Robinson on July 5, 2017 in San Rafael, California.
Lynn loved ephemera and crafting. She enjoyed selling on Etsy with her instagram group – The Vintage Rebels. Most important to her was traveling with her wife and spending time with her Grandson, Hunter, and family.
Lynn will be dearly missed.
She is survived by her wife, Amanda Robinson; Mother Genele (Stalcup) Eichler; children, Melissa Thompson of Sherman, TX, Kaili Brock, Nathanael Brock, both of Muskogee; grandson, Hunter Thompson of Sherman, TX; brothers, Jay Eichler and wife Vicki of Emory TX, and Clay Eichler and wife Tanya of Denison, TX; mother-in-law, Peggy Jones of Muskogee, other family members and friends.
The family requests for memorials to be made to the American Cancer Society, 4110 S 100th East Ave Ste 101, Tulsa, OK 74146 or online at www.cancer.org in lieu of flowers.
The family would like to express a very special “Thank You” to Peggy Jones, all the friends and family that has helped over the last 7 months, and the staff at Landmark Cancer Center; especially Dr. Vasireddy, Jasmine, Shawna, and Katie.
A family conducted memorial celebration of her life will be Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 11:00 am at Grace Episcopal Church, located at 218 N 6th St, Muskogee, OK 74401.
Cremation services provided by Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory, 1830 N York St, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Glenda R. Ridge, 69

Born Monday, February 14, 1949

Died Monday, January 7, 2019

Glenda Ruth Ridge, 69, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed to her Heavenly home on Monday, January 7, 2019 with her family at her side. She was born February 14, 1949 in Anadarko, Oklahoma to Utah and Lorene Freeman. Glenda attended public schools and graduated from Muskogee Central High School.
Glenda married her best friend and love of her life, Donald Robert Ridge on July 1, 1972 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. They shared more than 46 happy years of life and marriage together.
She worked as a telephone operator for AT&T and retired in 1993 after many years of service.
Glenda was a faithful, lifelong member of Muskogee First Assembly of God where she loved working and being involved with her church family. Above all, she loved the Lord and spending time with her kids and grandkids.
She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Utah and Lorene Freeman; in-laws, Donald and Dorothy Ridge; brothers-in-law, Mike Moore and Ronald Ridge; sisters-in-law, Pam Ridge and Ann Enkey.
Glenda is survived by her husband, Donald of the home; daughters, Michelle Milligan and husband James of Owasso, OK, Kristie Ridge of Muskogee, Andrea Lanham and husband Scott, of Chouteau, OK; grandchildren, Drew, Sidney, and Jake Milligan, William and Isaiah Lanham; brothers, Don Freeman and wife Beverly, Ron Freeman and wife Jan, Troy Freeman and wife Paula, Mike Freeman and wife Nancy, Steve Freeman and wife Lana; sister, Carolyn Truster and husband Jim; sister-in-law, Debra England; along with many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members and friends.
The family will be at Cornerstone Funeral Home to receive friends from 5:30-7:30pm, Thursday, January 10, 2019.
Funeral services celebrating Glenda’s life will be 2PM, Friday, January 11, 2019 at Muskogee First Assembly with Dr. Steve Rose officiating. Interment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery with Don Freeman, Mike Freeman, Ron Freeman, Steve Freeman, Troy Freeman, and Dusty Campbell serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be William Lanham, Isaiah Lanham, Jake Milligan, Drew Milligan, and Sidney Milligan.
The family requests memorials can be made to the Muskogee First Assembly Royal Rangers, 3100 Gulick St, Muskogee OK 74403.
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.

Visitation
Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 - 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM - Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory
1830 North York Street - Muskogee, OK - 74403


Thursday, January 10th, 2019 - 09:00 AM to 08:00 PM - Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory
1830 North York Street - Muskogee, OK - 74403

Family Visitation
Thursday, January 10th, 2019 - 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM - Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory
1830 North York Street - Muskogee, OK - 74403

Service
Friday, January 11th, 2019 - 02:00 PM - Muskogee First Assembly of God
3100 Gulick St - Muskogee, OK - 74403

Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory

Lizzie Mae Todd, 85

Born Monday, November 6, 1933

Died Sunday, January 6, 2019

Lizzie Mae Todd of Muskogee, Oklahoma went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 6, 2019. She was born on November 6, 1933 to Linzie and Bessie Gibson in Vian, Oklahoma. They later moved to Sallisaw, Oklahoma where she attended school. Lizzie Mae Gibson married the love of her life, Johnnie Eichling Todd of Braggs, Oklahoma on October 1, 1951 in Van Buren, Arkansas. They shared 67 years of a happy life and marriage together in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
Lizzie was a devout Christian woman. She was strong in her faith and her love for the Lord. She was a longtime and well-loved member of Westside Church of Christ. Liz was fun loving and full of life, she was such a joy to be around because you never knew what was going to come out of her mouth. Liz worked at Purity Drug Store and Corning Glass Company. Liz so enjoyed crappie fishing with her sweetheart Johnnie on the Tallahassee loop. She was also passionate about tending her flower garden. Liz's greatest treasures though were her husband, children, and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband and true love Johnnie whom she lost two weeks prior to
her passing; parents; daughter, Carolyn Groves; brothers, Richard Gibson, G.W. Gibson, and Raymond Gibson.
Lizzie is survived by her daughters, Johnna and husband John O'Rear, Theresa and husband Bobby Brown, all of Muskogee; grandchildren, J. Groves, Lee Ann and husband Chris Hughes, Jimbo and wife Sarah O'Rear; Megan and husband Patrick Herriman, Samantha and husband Tyler Cook, and Bailey Brown; great-grandchildren, Kenadee Hughes, Sierra Groves, Aubree O'Rear, Annslee Hughes, lzzee O'Rear, Knox Cook; great-great-grandchild, Scarlett Rose; sisters, Kathrine Cody and Ruby Jackson along with many beloved nephews, nieces, cousins, and a host of special friends.
The family would like to express a very special "Thank You" to the staff and residents at The Springs Nursing Center for the care and compassion shown to Lizzie and her family.
A celebration of Lizzie's life will be 10AM, Friday, January 11, 2018 at Westside Church of Christ in Muskogee with Mr. Harry Fitzgerald and Mr. Logan Edmison officiating. Interment will follow at Citizen's Cemetery in Fort Gibson with Jimbo O'Rear, Christopher Hughes, Tyler Cook, and Patrick Herriman serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Ken Hutson, Ray Smith, Cecil Howard and Bob Hendrix.
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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Michael Irvin Postlethwait, 79

Born Tuesday, October 24, 1939

Died Saturday, January 5, 2019


Michael Irvin Postlethwait was born October 24, 1939 to Irvin and Virginia Postlethwait in Wichita, KS. Michael (known as Mike to all who knew him) spent much of his childhood and adolescent years attending school in Stroud, OK. It was there he developed into a star athlete for the Stroud Tigers, playing football. He would tell many proud stories of his days as quarterback for Stroud and found a true love for the game that never left him. Mike was talented enough to be allowed to transfer those abilities and upon graduating Stroud High School, became a student athlete for Oklahoma State University as a walk on. Mike attended OSU until the age of 18 where he decided to make a life change that would make him the man he turned out to be.
On January 30, 1958, Mike joined the United States Marine Corps and traveled the globe defending our country. He was proud of his service and just like the glory days of his high school athletics, Mike would share many stories of his travels and pursuits. He earned the Good Conduct Medal and was awarded an Honorable discharge after four years of service.
It was at this time Mike would once again make a significant life change by meeting and marrying the love of his life, Geraldine Smith. He did not just take on the responsibilities of a spouse but of her three born children, proving he had a heart as big as the shoulders he would need to carry this heavy load. He provided for his family in many ways but found his greatest success forming Ban-A-Pest Exterminating Co. where he labored until his retirement. Mike succeeded in not only raising three sons, but also one daughter, Stacy Postlethwait-Barrett, and would remain a loyal partner to his wife of 54 years until his death on January 5, 2019.
Mike will always be remembered as a loyal athlete, Marine, husband, and father and will be missed and forever remembered by those who loved him and by those who had the privilege of knowing him.
Those left to cherish his memory, Geraldine Postlethwait (wife of 54 years); Curtis Postlethwait and wife Terri, James Posthlethwait and wife Teresa, Steven Postlethwait and wife Kim, Stacy Postlethewait-Barrett and husband Bill Barrett, (children); Judith Kalabokes (sister), many grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
He was preceded in death by Irvin and Virginia Postlethwait (parents); Tracy Michelle Postlethwait (daughter); and Michael Irvin Postlethwait Jr (son).
Mike’s family will be celebrating his life privately.
Cremation services provided by Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory, 1830 N York St, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Ruby Angelina Redfearn Faddis Weatherford Evans, 94

Born Friday, January 18, 1924

Died Saturday, January 5, 2019

Ruby Angelina Redfearn Faddis Weatherford Evans was born in Greenleaf, Oklahoma, on January 18, 1924 to Ulysses S. Grant Redfearn and Olive Reatha Cook. She was a resident of Fort Gibson since 1946. Ruby went to be with our Lord on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at the age of 94 years, 11 months and 19 days. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great- great grandmother. She was proud of her 5 generations and when the family was gathered, she would lovingly joke “look what I started”. She was a faithful member of Calvary Faith Pentecostal Church in Fort Gibson for 61 years. She served in many capacities from door greeter to organizing church dinners. She was well known for her peanut brittle, pies and chicken & dumplings and her passion for singing.

She married Norman Elmer Faddis in May 1941 until his death while serving his country overseas on December 1, 1944. They were blessed with two daughters.

Those left to cherish her memory are two daughters and their husbands, Billie & Jimmy Bradley of Fort Gibson, OK and Patricia & Richard Ramsey of Neosho, MO; three siblings, James Redfearn of Sand Springs, OK, Louise Bradshaw of Broken Arrow, OK, and Fannie (Sammy) Fallen of Muskogee, OK; five grandchildren; LeAnn (Paul) Killman of Muskogee, OK, Norma (Alan) Cooper and Michael Bradley all of Fort Gibson, OK, Rick (Michelene) Ramsey of Springfield, MO and Steve (Sarah) Ramsey of Corsicana, TX; sixteen great grandchildren, Adrienne (Tim) Berres, Evan (Leigh) Cooper, Brittany (Kevin) Cooper, Carrigan Bradley and Haddison Bradley all of Fort Gibson, OK, Mallory (Cody) Cook of Portage, Indiana, Olivia Ramsey and Landers Ramsey both of Springfield, MO, Silas, Elijah, Noah, Ava, Lucy, Jonas, Maribelle, & Peter Ramsey all of Corsicana, TX; 10 great-great grandchildren, Gabe and Ben Berres, Remington and Taylor Cooper, Paige, Cheyenne and Ty Cooper all of Fort Gibson, OK, Jameson, Ireland and McKinley Cook all of Portage, IN.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband’s Norman Faddis in December 1944, Dewey Weatherford in June 1955 and Albert Evans in December 1983; longtime friend Ray Clinkenbeard; five sisters, Anna, Jewell, Edith, Edna and Effie; twelve brothers; Oscar, Fred, Willard, Silas, Elmer, Paul, Floyd, infant twin boys, Sidney, Dwayne and Billy Ray.

A visitation will be held Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at the Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home in Fort Gibson with the family receiving friends 5PM-7PM.

Funeral services for Ruby will be held 10:00AM Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Calvary Faith Pentecostal Church in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma with Rev. Don Reed and Pastor Fred Huffman officiating. Committal prayers and interment will follow in the Citizen Cemetery in Fort Gibson with Ruby’s grandsons and great-grandsons serving as casket bearers.

The family of Ruby Angelina Faddis Weatherford Evans has entrusted her 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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Winston Anderson Sr., 76

Born Monday, March 2, 1942

Died Saturday, January 5, 2019

Winston Anderson, Sr., was born on March 2, 1942, in Muskogee, Oklahoma, to Arthalia Collins and Jess Anderson.

He peacefully went home to be with the Lord Saturday, January 5, 2019.

Winston was a 1960 Manual Training High School graduate, where he served as senior class president. He attended Langston University and went on to serve in the United States Air Force. He worked for the Veteran Administration Regional Office as a Benefit Counselor for Veterans and retired from there after working over 30 years. He also served as long time Board Member of Muskogee Federal Credit Union until his health failed.

He was a lifetime active member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church where he received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. He was baptized at an early age and faithfully served as a Deacon and Superintendent of Sunday School. Winston loved his church and was faithful and committed to the very end.

He leaves to cherish his memory one daughter, Lisa Lazard (Terry) Lafayette, Louisiana; three sons: Robbie Anderson, Muskogee, Oklahoma; Winston Anderson, Jr., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Lonnie Boatman, Muskogee, Oklahoma; one brother, William Anderson (Delois) Choctaw, Oklahoma; and one sister, Celestine Johnson, Marina Del Rey, California. Seven Granddaughters: Chelsea Anderson, Brittany Scott, Aariyah Anderson, Skylar Anderson, Haley Conley Lazard, Destiny Lazard, and Taylor Lazard. Two grandsons: Jordan Cooper and Demetrius Lazard. Five great grand children: Jontrae Webber, Jhordynn Webber, Jamarien Cooper, Au’brehana Cooper and Janya Cooper. Nephews: Brian Johnson, Keith Anderson, Richard Anderson, and Stephen Anderson; niece, Dena Anderson, and special friend, Elizabeth Hanley, along with a host of relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, Hester Peters and Arthur Collins; nephew, Rodney Johnson and niece, Regina Johnson.

He was an awesome son, brother, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend. His smile and laugh were infectious. He never met a stranger and had a kind word for everyone. He will be greatly missed.

A Home Going Service is scheduled, Saturday, January 19, 2019, 11:00 a.m., Timothy Baptist Church, 5530 W. Okmulgee Ave., Muskogee, OK. Interment will follow in Booker T. Washington Cemetery, Muskogee, OK with military honors performed by Tinker Air Force Base Honor Guards.

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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Shannon Jarrard Poteete, 47

Born Monday, November 1, 1971

Died Thursday, January 3, 2019

Shannon Jarrard Poteete, 47, of Webbers Falls, Oklahoma went to be with Jesus on Thursday, January 3, 2019. He attended Webbers Falls Public Schools throughout his junior year. He then transferred to Stilwell High School, completing his senior year, and graduating with the class of 1990.
Growing up with the love of sports, to say it simply, Shannon was a competitive athlete and leader. While at Stilwell High School, his senior year, Shannon played football, basketball, and baseball. He was an all-state player in both football and baseball; choosing baseball, he was a 4A baseball state champion.
After high school, Shannon attended Connors State College on a baseball scholarship under Coach Perry Keith.
While at Connors, Shannon met his future wife, Tobi Kizzia, with whom he would begin a family with which includes the two loves of his life, son, Jarrard and daughter, Navi.
Shannon wore many hats. He had a passion for buying and selling just about anything. While spending most of his life as a car dealer, he also loved trading horses, auctions, and his job. He was a numbers man and a quick thinker. He loved sports and watching his son, Jarrard play ball was his favorite.
Shannon will always be remembered as the best father, son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend, along with so many other roles he filled in people’s lives. His heart for others showed, and he was the most giving person you would meet; a pure heart of gold.
Shannon will be deeply missed.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Troy and Lillie Poteete, Leon and Pearl Jarrard; aunts, Carol Fountain and Irma Poteete; uncles, E.L. Poteete and Clentis Jarrard.
Shannon is survived by his children, Jarrard and Navi and their mother, Tobi Poteete; parents, Herb and LaDema Poteete; brother, Sherard and wife Jamie Poteete; along with an abundance of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, other family members and many dear friends including Belinda McDonald.
The family will receive friends from 5:30-7:30pm, Monday, January 7, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.
Funeral services celebrating Shannon’s life will be 10AM, Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Webbers Falls First Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Muskogee. Pallbearers will be Jarrard Poteete, Brandon Fourkiller, Sherard Poteete, Jack Cunningham, David Jarrard, Dan’l Kizzia, Ronnie Jarrard, and Kenny Poteete. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Knight, Derrell Terrell, Claude Hayes, Charlie Ayers, Kacen Ayers, Max Chapman, Lynn Skinner, Brent Neeley, Ted Boswell, Ronnie Boswell, and Ron Ethridge.
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.


Public visitation:
1-5pm, Sunday, January 6, 2019 @ Cornerstone Funeral Home

9am-8pm, Monday, January 7, 2019 @ Cornerstone Funeral Home

Family visitation:
5:30-7:30pm, Monday, January 7, 2019 @ Cornerstone Funeral Home

service info:
10AM, Tuesday, January 8, 2019 @ Webbers Falls First Baptist Church


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Susie McEntyre, 95

Born Saturday, March 3, 1923

Died Thursday, January 3, 2019

Susie McEntyre, 95, longtime resident of Muskogee, entered Heaven’s gates Thursday evening, January 3, 2019 with her children by her side. She was born March 3, 1923 to Perry Lee and Susie (McLaughlin) Ellis in Braggs, Oklahoma. She grew up and attended the public schools.
On January 31, 1948, Susie married the love of her life, Perry Leslie McEntyre. Together, they shared almost 30 years of marriage and life together until his death in 1977.
Her family was her priority in life; she loved cooking and making sure everyone was well fed and educated. Her children recall that she enjoyed playing cards and board games; spades was a particular favorite game she liked. Her family also recalls that she enjoyed having a cup of coffee and listening to Billy Graham’s sermons. She especially loved spending quality time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She received a 25 year certificate for teaching at the Nazarene Church, where she was a longtime member.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Susie Ellis; her husband, Leslie; her sisters, May, Bertha, Maudie, Martha, Carrie, Alphie, and Della; her brothers, Hugh, Sheryl, Floyd and William; and her grandson, Derry Smith.
Susie is survived by her children, Dearl McEntyre and wife Kathy of Okay, Connie Smith and husband Mike, Terry Smith and husband Clayton and Tony McEntyre and wife Denise all of Muskogee; her grandchildren and their spouses, Greg Smith and wife Kim, Susan Hight and husband Jim, Jeremy Travis and wife Brittany, Crystal Compton and husband Chris, Mark McEntyre and wife Amanda, Sarah Price and husband Alton, Joel McEntyre and wife Cherise, Becky Jacobs and husband James, and Billy Jones and wife Kristie; 26 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren; her sisters, Evelyn Lester and husband Kenneth of Braggs and Mamie Jones of Shreveport, LA; numerous other family members and many friends.
Susie’s family will receive friends on Monday, January 7, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
A celebration of Susie’s life will be Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at First Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Kevin Rogers officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Jeremy Travis, Chris Compton, Jim Hight, Gregory Smith, Billy Jones, James Jacobs, Mark McEntyre, Joel McEntyre and Alton Price. Interment will be in Greenhill Cemetery.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York Street, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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