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(Death notices and obituaries are taken from area funeral homes and presented here as-is. The respective funeral homes are responsible for their content. They are published here free of charge in chronological order by date of death.)

Marilyn M. Colbert, 64

Born Monday, February 20, 1956

Died Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Marllyn M. Colbert, age 64, a resident of Okmulgee, OK, transitioned, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 in the Tulsa Nursing Center.
Arrangements are pending with House of Winn Funeral Home-Okmulgee

House of Winn Funeral Homes

Sloke James Clemons Jr., 77

Born Friday, September 11, 1942

Died Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Sloke James Clemons Jr., an Army Veteran, age 77, was born September 11, 1942 and transitioned from this life August 10, 2020 at the Jack C Montgomery Medical Center.

Graveside rites will be conducted , Wednesday August 19, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in Fort Gibson National cemetery, Chaplain Dr. Forrest Kirk, eulogizing. Military Honors provided by Ft. Sill Honors team.

Visitation will be Tuesday, August 18, 2020 in the Chapel, beginning at 11:00 am until 5:00 pm.

No more than 50 mourners in attendance. Masks are mandatory.

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

House of Winn Funeral Homes

Paul L. Bruner Sr., 82

Born Monday, November 15, 1937

Died Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Paul Lawrence Bruner Sr., age 82, a resident of Muskogee, transitioned in his home, Tuesday, August 11,2020.

Arrangements are pending with House of Winn Funeral Home-Muskogee.

House of Winn Funeral Homes

Ina Evangline Freeman, 77

Born Monday, July 12, 1943

Died Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Ina Evangline Freeman, age 77, was born July 12, 1943 and transitioned from this life August 11, 2020 in her home with family at her bedside.

A Home Going Service will be conducted Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at 11:00 a.m., in World Won For Christ Family Life Ministries, 2121 North Harvard Ave., Tulsa, OK, pastor Melvin Cooper, eulogizing. Interment will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery, Tulsa, OK.

Visitation, Monday, August 17, 2020, at Jacks Memory Chapel Funeral Home, Tulsa, OK during the hours of 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

MASKS are mandatory at all services.

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

House of Winn Funeral Homes

Sharlene White Hollis, 66

Born Tuesday, August 25, 1953

Died Saturday, August 8, 2020

Sharlene Denise White Hollis was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma on August 23, 1953 to Homer Gene and Barbara Alice Clayton White. Shar’s life began in a special way as she was born a twin with Carlene Genise. The family was blessed with 2 more daughters, Joy Annette and Gay Lynn.

Shar grew up in Muskogee attending Pershing Elementary, West Jr. High, and graduated from Muskogee High School with the Class 1971.

Shar married the love of her life, Robert Hollis, and On February 23, 1971, She was blessed with the greatest gift of her life, a daughter, Nicole Michelle, and her life changed forever. Nicole brought joy, happiness and fulfillment to her and was always the apple of her eye.

After High School She worked as a Paralegal in Muskogee, and continued that until she decided, at 40 years old, to go to Nursing School and graduated from Connors College in 1996 with her degree in Nursing. She worked as a Registered Nurse until her retirement.

1996 proved to be a very great year when Garrett James Ford, Shar’s first grandchild, was born. She was blessed with 2 more grandchildren, Gage Robert Ford in 1999, and Gabrianne Nicole Ford in 2001. Shar was a great Nana and she loved her grands with all of her heart. Her eye twinkled every time she spoke of them, and her heart was full every time she saw them.

At a young age Shar made a profession of faith. She loved the Lord, and her faith was often what sustained her through the trials of life. Shar enjoyed teaching Sunday School and supporting children and youth by going as a sponsor to camp many times.

Shar filled the role of “Aunt Shar” to many nieces and nephews. She always seemed to know how to have fun by opening up her home with slumber parties and movie nights, and many awesome memories were made.

Shar was preceded in death by her parents, Homer and Barbara White, husband, Robert Hollis, her grandparents, and an infant sister. She is survived by her daughter, Nicole Ford and husband James, Grandchildren: Garret Ford and Wife Mackenzie, Gage Ford, and Gabri Ford. Sisters: Carlene Scott, Joy Payne and husband Kelly, Gay Grandstaff and husband Gary, numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews, and many other extended family members and wonderful friends.

Shar will be remembered with a Memorial Service on Saturday, August 15th at 10:00am at Timothy Baptist Church. Pallbearers are: James Ford, Garrett Ford, Gage Ford, Clint Scott, Joshua Grandstaff, and Clay Payne. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 North York St, Muskogee, Oklahoma. Condolences may be made to the family online at http://www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.



Service:

10:00am Saturday, August 15, 2020 at Timothy Baptist Church

Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory

James E. Fullbright Jr., 77

Born Saturday, March 6, 1943

Died Thursday, August 6, 2020

March 6, 1943 a son was born to James Elbert Fullbright Sr. and Ida Louise Dotson-Bray, they named him James Elbert and called him Jr., he was the second child born to this union and was blessed to have 8 other siblings. In Green Pastors James attended church and school until the seventh grade. His parents moved to Oklahoma City Ok and he then attended Douglas High School.

While working on cars he met and fell in love and married the love of his life for 54 years, Lelia Mae Thompson. James and Lelia decided to move to Muskogee to raise their family. He attended The Church of Christ 18th & Denison St. then made it his Church Home where he remained a faithful member.

James was known for working with construction companies such as the Williams Brothers, Bruce Clark, Lock and Damn 17, working with Bo Sample, Robert Wagoner, and William Brown, but most of all James loved his family and always had a nickname for some of them like: Gremlin, Juicy, Yogi, RanRan, DuceDuce, Pig, MunkMunk, BunkBunk, Dimples, Frog, Grasshopper, Delicious, Monkey, Legs, Gremlin2,Sweetheart and Dummy, he also loved being in his recliner looking at In the Heat of the Night, M.A.S.H. and good Westerns.

Welcoming James to his heavenly home, parents Hop, Madea, step mother Lorene Fullbright, daughter Deedra Fullbright, great grandchildren KhaLeon Clark, Abbrielle Fullbright, his father-in-law Owens “Blue” Thompson, mother-in-law Berdie Mae Johnson, Sisters Claudetta “Jackie” Moore, Berthina “Tina” McKnight, Ophelia Fullbright, brothers Rollin “Dead-Eye” Fullbright, John Quincy Fullbright, Clifford Fullbright and brother-in-law James Charles McKnight Sr.

He leaves to cherish his memories and to carry on his legacy wife Lelia, children Dannetta (Richard) Tate their five children and twelve grandchildren, Darvin Brison, Dorlicia (Wayne) Young their eight children, twenty three grandchildren and three great grandchildren, Davetta (Sydney) Moore their five children and seven grandchildren, Delduran Fullbright his thirteen children and six grandchildren and Deedra Fullbright her three daughters and two grandchildren, his Siblings-brothers Leslie J. Fullbright, Harry Lee Fullbright, Sisters Zana A. (Joe) Whitaker, Vanessa D (Stanley) Pompay, and Cinthy E. Fullbright, his favorite cousins Norwood Harmon and Jimmie Lee Gardner, his nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friend.
A Home Going celebration will be conducted, Friday, August 14,2020 at 11 a.m. in the Westside Church of Christ, 2434 W. Okmulgee St., Muskogee, OK with Brother Eric Rodgers, eulogizing. Interment will follow in Memorial Park cemetery.

Visitation, Thursday, August 13th in the Precious Memories Chapel of the funeral home during the hours of 1:00 p.m. until 6 p.m.

Masks are mandatory at all services.

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

House of Winn Funeral Homes

Jodi Lynnetta Jones-Sallis, 34

Born Sunday, January 19, 1986

Died Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Jodi Lynnetta Jones-Sallis, of Fort Gibson, OK, passed away August 5, 2020 at the age of 34 in Muskogee, OK. Jodi was a loving daughter, wife, and mother. She was the desire of her mother’s heart. Jodi was born to Jody Jones and Kasa Watson on January 19, 1986 in Tulsa, OK. She received her formal education in the Muskogee Public School System. Jodi went on to receive her associate’s degree from Tulsa Community College, where she studied interior design. Jodi enjoyed the company of family and friends every chance she got. What few years she had, were lived to the fullest extent. She always enjoyed a good joke and loved to laugh. Jodi loved interior design, crafting, animals, had a big interest in philosophy, and children. We will miss seeing her sweet sweet face, and she will be sorely missed by all who she touched during her life. She is lovingly survived by her mother, Kasa Watson of Muskogee; father, Jody Jones of Muskogee; husband; Greg Sallis of Fort Gibson; her daughters, Paris Taylor, Ma’Lia Sallis both of Fort Gibson; grandmother, Mary Nobles of Broken Arrow; half-brothers, Douglas Jones of Fort Gibson and Colin Watson of Muskogee; half-sister, Sarah Glass of Muskogee; uncles, Kevin and Kyle McCasling both of Broken Arrow; uncles and aunts, Ricky and Karen Dixon of Warner, Carl and Debbie Shipley of Warner; her aunt, Ginny Honea of Tulsa; step-fathers, Kurt Watson and David Pratte both of Muskogee; step-mother, Maisie Ridout of Muskogee; step-sister, Jami Pratte; and step-brother J.D. Pratte both of Muskogee; many aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. Jodi was preceded in death by her grandfather; Ted McCasling Jr; grandmother, Juanita Woods; step-grandfathers, Pat Nobles and Grady Woods; great-grandmother, Elizabeth Weatherford; and great-grandparents, Ted Sr. and Thelma McCasling; and an uncle, Roger Jones. Family request all attendees are required to wear a mask at Jodi’s service. Mask will be provided for those that are in need of one. A service Celebrating Jodi’s life will be 1PM Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home Chapel, Fort Gibson, OK. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Muskogee, OK; with Colin Watson, Douglas Jones, Kevin McCasling and David Pratte serving as casket bearers. The family of Jodi Lynnetta Jones-Sallis has entrusted her care, service and burial to Clifford D Garrett Family Home, Fort Gibson, OK. 918-478-2555. Online condolences may be left at clifforddgarrettfamily.com

Clifford D. Garrett Family Funeral Home

Benji Ray Hotema, 42

Born Thursday, March 23, 1978

Died Monday, August 3, 2020

Benji Ray Hotema, 42, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away on Monday, August 3, 2020. He was born on March 23, 1978 to Benny Rae Hotema and Bessie (Charley) Hotema in Gallup, New Mexico. Benji graduated from Muskogee High School with the class of 1996 and attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.
Benji worked at Lowe’s in Muskogee as a sales specialist for many years. He loved taking family trips every chance he got and enjoyed watching old and new movies. Benji was an avid collector of 80’s movies and sci-fi movies. He also had a way of collecting friends wherever he went. He loved decorating his home every holiday and made sure his nephews and nieces were taken care of. Most of all he loved his family and would do anything for anyone who needed help. Benji will be missed by everyone who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Cyrus and Georgine Hotema; maternal grandmother, Annie B. Charley.
Benji is survived by his parents, Benny and Bessie Hotema of Muskogee, OK; brother, Garrett Hotema of Muskogee, OK; sister and brother-in-law, Benita Hotema and Juan Becerra of Muskogee, OK; nephews, Victor J. Hotema, Jose A. Rodriguez and Benito S. Rodriguez all of Muskogee, OK; niece, Valencia J. Rodriguez of Muskogee, OK; maternal grandfather, Don Charley, Sr. of Chinle, AZ; and many friends.
A celebration of Benji’s life will be 2PM, Friday, August 7, 2020 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Woody Wilson and Rev. Benny Hotema officiating. Interment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery with Victor J. Hotema, Jose A. Rodriguez, Jr., Benito S. Rodriguez, Christian Taylor, Scott Wilson and Colton Brewer serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeremy Dreadfulwater, Michael Hotema, Jr., Jason McCaleb, Thomas Hotema, Michael Martinez, and special honorary, Don Charley, Sr., represented by Garrett Hotema to walk for him.
A meal will be served afterward at First Indian Baptist Church, 510 S. 9th Street, Muskogee, OK 74401.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 North York St, Muskogee, Oklahoma. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory

Mary Lavonne Peebles, 89

Born Sunday, July 26, 1931

Died Monday, August 3, 2020

Mary Lavonne Peebles, 89, of Owasso, OK formerly of Fort Gibson was born July 26, 1931 in Muskogee, OK to Robert and Pearl (Mayes) Langston and peacefully passed away Monday, August 3, 2020 in Owasso with her loving family by her side.
Mary received her formal education in the Fort Gibson Public School system graduating with the Class of 1949. She worked for Advertising Inc. as an office manager for 22 years. Mary was a faithful member of the Fort Gibson First United Methodist Church and enjoyed singing in the choir. Mary was an active member of the Methodist Women’s Group. She always welcomed you in her home and was a second mother to everyone. Mary’s passion was taking care of her family. She loved her favorite horse Judy, traveling, and taking care of her immaculate yard. Mary was always positive and cheerful.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bobbie; and her brothers, David and Bob Langston.
Mary is lovingly survived by her daughters; Judy Brown of Owasso and Janet Baker of Tulsa; son, Alan Peebles of Owasso; grandsons, Brad Baker and his wife Joy and Ryan Baker; a great granddaughter, Ava Baker, numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends.
A graveside service Celebrating Mary’s life will be 1:00PM Thursday, August 6, 2020 at the Citizens Cemetery Pavilion in Fort Gibson, OK with Reverend Ray Crawford officiating. Casket Bearers are Ryan Baker, David Peebles, Jason Caldwell, Mark Kasabyan, Steve Clinkenbeard and Mike Langston.
The family of Mary Lavonne Peebles has entrusted her care, service and burial to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home, Fort Gibson, OK. 918-478-2555.
Online condolences may be left at clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com

Clifford D. Garrett Family Funeral Home

Angela Ashwood, 69

Born Friday, February 9, 1951

Died Saturday, August 1, 2020

Angela Lynne Ashwood of Buckhorn, Oklahoma passed from this life to be with the Lord Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Cornerstone Hospital in Muskogee.
“Angie” was born on February 9, 1951 in Roanoke, Virginia to Albert Lee Cadd and Lillian Elizabeth (Bowyer) Cadd. Angie married Daniel Lee Ashwood, Jr. December 3, 1982 in Stigler, Oklahoma. They spent over 37 memorable years together.
Angie worked in the Muskogee County Assessor’s Office from 1984-1997, then worked at Muskogee Abstract and Title for 4 years.
Angie professed faith in the Lord Jesus Christ in 1991 and was a member of Sovereign Grace Church in Muskogee. She loved her family and church family very much.
Angie is preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Lillian, and sister, Anita Meech.
She is survived by her husband, Daniel Ashwood of Webbers Falls, Oklahoma; daughters, Danneil Kirk of Moore, Oklahoma, and Tina Brewer of Mustang, Oklahoma; son, Andrew Morris of Finksburg, Maryland; brother, Albert Cadd, Jr. of Roanoke, Virginia; sister, Alma Moorehead of Roanoke, Virginia; grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
A funeral service for Angie will be 10:00am Friday, August 7, 2020 at McLain Cemetery with Elder Samuel Ashwood officiating. Elder John Ashwood, James Ashwood, Joshua Ashwood, Bo Barnette, Josh Velsor, Steven Blackwell will serve as Pallbearers.
The family has requested those attending to bring their own lawn chairs.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 North York St, Muskogee, Oklahoma. Condolences may be made to the family online at http://www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.



Visitation:

1:00pm-8:00pm Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at Cornerstone Funeral Home

9:00am-5:30pm Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at Cornerstone Funeral Home

9:00am-5:30pm Thursday, August 6, 2020 at Cornerstone Funeral Home

Service:
10:00am Friday, August 7, 2020 at McLain Cemetery

Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory

Randy Lee Deerinwater, 62

Born Wednesday, May 21, 1958

Died Friday, July 31, 2020

Randy Lee Deerinwater, 62, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away on July 31, 2020. He was born on May 21, 1958 in Muskogee. Randy graduated from Porter High School in 1977.
He married the love of his life, Judy Kay Wicks Deerinwater, on December 4, 1976 in Muskogee. Randy attended college at Haskell Indian Junior College in Lawrence, Kansas and also Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. Randy worked at Fort Howard/Georgia Pacific for many years. In his spare time he enjoyed being a designer, artist, and sculptor. Randy loved making custom knives, flutes, walking sticks, and canes. He was an avid music lover and band member for many years.
Randy accepted the Lord as a young boy at Riverside Christian Church in Muskogee where he was baptized on March 6, 1968. He then attended and was a member of York Street Christian Church and loved his church family.
He was preceded in death by father, Darrell Lex Deerinwater; brothers, Steven Lex Deerinwater and Mark Curtright; Sabina Nicole Deerinwater, niece; maternal grandparents, Frank and Ivy Cox and paternal grandparents, Richard and Ellen Deerinwater.
Randy is survived by his wife of 43 years, Judy Deerinwater; mother Barbara and step-father William Hutchinson of Muskogee; Sisters, Yvonne Deerinwater Hensley and husband Stanley of Edmond and Andra Megaleine of Fort Collins, CO and brother Kelly Curtright and wife Tracey of Clio, MI. Sister and brother in laws include: Margie and Wade Rousselot of Wagoner, Lisa Deerinwater of Muskogee, Shane and Tammy Wicks of Eufaula, Brenda and Steve Bird of Oklahoma City and Connie Potts of Tulsa. Nieces and nephews include: Tifanie Doak, Tara Secrest and husband Jim, Stevie Deerinwater Moore and husband Cody, Sydney Deerinwater Warner and husband Adam, Creed Deerinwater, Braden Bakers and husband Ben, Kaia Holbrook, Erion Holbrook, Cleigh Curtright, Kaeleigh Klundt and husband Joshua, Lelia Rousselot, Chasity Wicks, Darby Wicks, Braiden Pratt, and Justin Wicks. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, great-nieces and great-nephews and many friends.
A graveside service celebrating Randy’s life will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, August, 6, 2020 at South Bethel Cemetery in Braggs, Oklahoma.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 North York St, Muskogee, Oklahoma. Condolences may be made to the family online at http://www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory

Mary Katherine “Red” Givens, 70

Born Monday, July 3, 1950

Died Friday, July 31, 2020

Mary Katherine “Red” Givens, 70, of Braggs, Oklahoma went to her Heavenly home on Friday, July 31, 2020 with her family by her side. She was born on July 3, 1950 to Herbert Clarence Jaynes and Katherine Neoma (Prichard) Jaynes in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Mary graduated from Braggs High School with the Class of 1968.
She married the love of her life, George Stanley Givens, on April 18, 1967 at Braggs Pentecostal Holiness Church. They shared over 53 years of a happy life, marriage and many memories.
Mary was a member of Braggs Pentecostal Holiness Church for many years and enjoyed singing and sign language with her daughter as well as being the children’s youth minister clown “Patches”. She loved the Lord and her walk with Him was very dear to her. Mary loved spending time with her family and friends when she wasn’t baking her famous German Chocolate Cake. She will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Katherine Jaynes; brother, Jimmy Jaynes; and sister, Helen McElhaney.
She is survived by her husband, George Givens of the home; daughter, Lisa Russell and husband Jud of Broken Arrow, OK; son, James Givens and wife Tonya of Braggs, OK; grandchildren, Dalton McGehee, Hayden Russell, Austin Givens and Katelynn Givens; brother, Frank Jaynes of Braggs, OK; sisters, Pam Chandler and husband Jerry of Braggs, OK and Barbara Harris of Porum, OK; and many nieces, nephews, other family members, loved ones and friends.
A celebration of Mary’s life will be 3:30PM, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at South Bethel Cemetery with Rev. Jack Carner officiating. Interment will follow with Jeff Ray McElhaney, Shane Chandler, L.D. McElhaney, Donnie Chandler, Dillon Freeland and Ethan McElhaney serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Dusty Harris, Wesley Mackey, Stephen Clark and Cody Mackey.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 North York St, Muskogee, Oklahoma. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory

Viney Marie Fowler, 70

Born Thursday, August 4, 1949

Died Friday, July 31, 2020

Viney Marie Fowler, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away Friday, July 31, 2020 at the age of 70. She was born August 4, 1949 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Frank L. Freeman and Chloreen (Stevens) Freeman.
She married Dennis Ray Fowler on April 29, 1996 in Crawford County, Arkansas. They shared many years of life and marriage together.
Viney worked in the nursing home industry for several years and was a manager at Braums when she retired. She also had a side business of doing car and boat upholstery.
She liked to dance and dress up; even if it was going to the grocery store. She also enjoyed going to church, cooking, listening to country music, and doing crafts. Viney received an art scholarship and will always be remembered for her talent of being an artist.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dennis Fowler; son, Donald Ray Thompson Jr; daughter-in-law, Rhonda Thompson; grandson, Justin Thompson; and brother, Paul Freeman.
Viney is survived by her life companion Arliss Murphy; children, Tommy Parker, Shelia Parker, Christine Whitfield and husband Chuck; grandchildren, Heavenly Ann Moore, Holly Marie Salinas, Britnie Nicole Thompson, Lacy Renee Tatum, Kenney Ray Parker, Miles Thompson, Dusty Cody Parker, Candace Jade Buckner, Ryan Nicole Parker, Brandon Joshua Parker; great-grandchildren, Rileigh Ray Coleman, Dayton Sloan, Mason Salinas, Will Salinas, Carter Sloan, Miley Thompson, Charlotte Thompson, Jackson Thompson, Eric Thompson, Katie Parker, Kamdyn Murphy, Averie Echols, Tynlie Tatum, Paislee McGee, Aaliyah Davis, Arianna Thompson, and Malakye Thompson; 2 brother; 2 sisters; and other family members and friends.
Funeral services celebrating Viney’s life will be 10AM, Thursday, August 6, 2020 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Danny Scott officiating. Interment will follow at McLain Cemetery with Arliss Murphy, Chuck Whitfield, John Draper, Brandon Parker, Dusty Parker, and Miles Thompson serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Parker and Brian Tatum Jr.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 North York St, Muskogee, Oklahoma. Condolences may be made to the family online at http://www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory

Sharon Mosley, 62

Born Wednesday, September 11, 1957

Died Friday, July 31, 2020

Sharon Lee Mosley, Gore resident, passed away on Friday, July 31, 2020 in Tahlequah, OK at the age of 62. She was born on Wednesday, September 11, 1957 to Perry Verl and Wonoma Louise (Allen) Cole in Atoka, OK. She attended Tushka School. In 1992, Sharon graduated from Connors State College earning a degree in Horticulture. She later attended Eastern State College earning a degree in soil conservation. She married Chester in 1973 and to this union two children were born, Chadrick and Jennifer. After college she worked for the Soil Conservation District in Sallisaw. She loved flowers and birds. She loved to hunt arrowheads and loved to do puzzles. Her favorite thing was to watch horror movies and eat granola bars. She loved her family and spending time with them. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Billy Cole and her stepfather, Everett McGovern. She is lovingly survived by her husband, Chester Mosley of Gore, OK; her son Chadrick Mosley of Lawton, OK; her daughter, Jennifer Holley and her husband John of Quinton, OK; her grandchildren, Hayley Cowett, Hanna Mosley, Micah Laymon, Nathan Mosley, Blake Laymon, Dustin Mosley, Summer Mosley, Corbin Mosley, Tayler Mosley, Tyrick Mosley, Tyler Holley, Kayley Mosley, Justin Mosley, Weston Mosley, Nathan Holley, Noah Holley, Jake Mosley, Harley Cowett, and Heavenly Cowett; her great grandchildren, William, Ryan, and Raiya. Sharon is also survived by her sisters, Linda Mobbs and her husband Randy of Oktaha, OK, Barbara Reese and her husband Ricky of Stringtown, OK, Bobbie Youngblood and her husband Gene of Eufaula, Stacey Miller and her husband James of Stigler, OK, Amber McGovern of Oklahoma City; her brothers, Jeff Cole and his wife Jamar of Oklahoma City, OK, Keith Cole of Blanchard, OK, and Everett McGovern and his wife Carrie of Oklahoma City, OK as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other extended family and a lifetime of friends.
A Memorial Service celebrating the life of Sharon will be held at 2PM on Friday, August 7, 2020 in Garrett’s Serenity Chapel of Garrett Family Funeral Home, Checotah with Pastor Reverend Jenkins officiating.
You may share online condolences with Sharon’s family at www.garrettfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family of Sharon Lee Mosley entrusted her care, services and cremation to John & Kim Garrett and the dedicated staff of Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service 311 SW 2nd Checotah, OK 74426 (918) 473-2244.

Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service

Patricia Evelyn Branum, 88

Born Sunday, December 27, 1931

Died Friday, July 31, 2020

Patricia Evelyn Branum, 88, of Muskogee was born December 27, 1931 in Warner to John and Cynthia (Anderson) McCoy. On Friday, July 31, 2020 she passed from her earthly home in Muskogee and entered in peace to her everlasting home in Heaven.
Patricia was raised in a home with 13 brothers and sisters, and was the last of her siblings to pass away.
Patricia received her formal education at Mountain View School in Muskogee. She was employed in the medical field working for Home Health Care and also worked as an apartment manager.
She was a devoted wife and mother. We will miss her; however, we have memories of our mom that will carry us through a lifetime. She truly loved her family and friends beyond measure.
Patricia was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Marvin L. Branum; son, John Henry Barnett Jr; three brothers, and nine sisters.
She is lovingly survived by her daughters; Pamela Gosnell and husband Charles of Tahlequah, Paula Cook and husband Kendall of Muskogee; son, Jeffrey Barnett and wife Mary of Muskogee; eleven grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Patricia will be laid to rest with her husband at 2:30PM Friday, August 7, 2020 at the Fort Gibson National Cemetery in Fort Gibson, OK.
The family of Patricia Evelyn Branum has entrusted her care, cremation and service to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home, Fort Gibson, OK. 918-478-2555.
Online condolences may be left at clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com

Clifford D. Garrett Family Funeral Home

Audie V Cravens, 88

Born Monday, February 22, 1932

Died Thursday, July 30, 2020

Audie Virginia Menie (Irving) Cravens, 88, of Vian, Oklahoma passed away on July 30, 2020. She was born on February 22, 1932 to George Menie and Sally (Nelson) Menie in Yell County, Arkansas. As a child she attended Webbers Falls School.
She married Fred Irving on May 31, 1948, they had 4 children, Ronnie Irving, Marvin Irving, Carolyn Carter, and Roger Irving. She later married Wendell Cravens.
Audie was a cook for many places, including the White House Café, Biscuit Hill, Hamlins, Big Country Restaurant, and Rainbow Mart for 22 years. She loved traveling, especially to Branson, Nashville, California, and Las Vegas with her daughter Carolyn and son-in-law Larry. She also enjoyed listening to Conway Twitty and Merle Haggard.
Audie is preceded in death by her parents, George and Sally Menie; husband, Wendell Cravens; granddaughter, Kay Rowan; 6 sisters, Lola Stephens, Christine Youngblood, Hazel McDonald, Vera Menie, Louis Stewart, and Thelma Barricks; 4 brothers, Odis Menie, Othal Menie, Leon Menie, and Eual Menie.
She leaves to mourn her passing, her four children, Ronnie Irving and wife Sharon, Marvin Irving, Carolyn Carter and husband Larry, Roger Irving and wife Terri; 12 grandchildren.
A celebration of Audie’s life will be 2:00pm Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at Gore Cemetery with Reverend Wendell Cox officiating.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 North York St, Muskogee, Oklahoma. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.


Visitation:
9:00am Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at Cornerstone Funeral Home

Service:

2:00pm Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at Gore Cemetery

Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory

Lois Riddle, 83

Born Saturday, August 8, 1936

Died Thursday, July 30, 2020

On Thursday, July 30, 2020, Lois June Riddle, loving mother of four children, passed away at age 83.

On August 8, 1936, in Haskell, Oklahoma, Lois was the last of 10 children born to Luada (Robbins) and William Rhone, Sr. Her family, who had migrated from Texas to Oklahoma, settled in Muskogee when Lois was a child. She attended Muskogee public schools graduating from the historic Manual Training High School in 1955. She moved to California shortly after graduating and married Wattie Riddle, Jr. on March 13, 1961. Four children were born to this union.

Lois was baptized at an early age and remained a lifelong member of the Church of Christ. She truly loved being a child of God and daily demonstrated that love could truly conquer all life’s challenges. Lois had a passion for nurturing not only her children but also her grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and the many other people touched by her gentle words, encouragement, and guidance. Blessed with a winning personality and an infectious smile, she immediately connected with people. Her compassionate and caring spirit supported her role as a peacemaker and mediator.

Lois worked at Muskogee Regional Medical Center and enjoyed traveling by train.

Shortly after being diagnosed with cancer, Lois, surrounded by her family, succumbed to this earthly life and went to rest until she is reunited with the Lord.

She leaves to cherish her memory a son, James Riddle of Muskogee, Oklahoma; three daughters, Kimberly Strong of Columbia, Maryland, Helen Riddle of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and April Riddle-Brown of Jenks, Oklahoma; a sister, Audrey Anderson of Buffalo, New York; eight grandchildren, Brandon, Sasha, Michaela, Kevin, Valencia, Vernon, Gabrielle, and James; five great-grandchildren, Benjamin, Elijah, Adrian, Andrew and Shamar; and several nieces and nephews.

In accordance with her wishes, a closed casket Celebration of Life will be conducted at Westside Church of Christ at 2 p.m. on Monday, August 10, with Logan Edmison officiating. Interment will follow at Green Hill Cemetery. Funeral services are under the direction of House of Winn. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.houseofwinn.com or P.O. Box 1129, Muskogee, OK 74401.

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

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Dennis R. Siner, 70

Born Wednesday, March 15, 1950

Died Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Dennis Ray Siner, age 70, owner of the former Dennis Siner Contracting and lifelong resident of Muskogee, Oklahoma died Wednesday, July 29, 2020 from complications of a stroke.

Dennis is survived by his two daughters, Sara Siner Darling and Carlie (Patrick) Wellington; his ex-wife and mother of his children, Susan Siner; his grandchildren, Karmen, Maddox, Cohen, and Paxson; his sister, Meredith Howard; along with many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

He is predeceased by his parents, Booster and Mildred Siner; his late wife, Jean Ann Siner; and his brother, Jim Siner.

Dennis was born in Muskogee, OK on March 15, 1950 to Booster and Mildred Siner. He graduated from NSU with a degree in Math Education. He owned a motorcycle shop, Suzuki Seller for several years. His next venture was Dennis Siner Contracting which he owned for more than 30 years. He started out with a pickup and lawn movers but was always learning new skills including tree removal, concrete work, and ultimately demolition and excavating. He was never afraid of hard work. He was married to Susan for 30 years and they welcomed his two daughters on May 7, 1981 and April 13, 1983 respectively, who were the joy of his life.

Dennis loved his girls and his grandkids and provided a good life for them. He was a tireless worker, entrepreneur, and learner. He never backed away from a challenge as is typical of a business owner. He always dreamed of starting a school of common sense and was determined to instill these values in his daughters. If you knew him you know he shared his mind, both good and bad, and you always knew where you stood with him. He instilled values of equality for all people, especially the full inclusion and equity of women. One of his most lasting legacies was that of his generosity and desire to help out those in need. While he had a tough exterior at times he was a teddy bear underneath. He was an excellent napper and loved his sleep. He also loved a good greasy breakfast, motorcycles, BBQ, bread and butter, watermelon, midnight snacks, and most recently he loved working in his yard.

A memorial service will be 10AM, Friday, August 14th, 2020 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 North York St, Muskogee, Oklahoma. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Steven E. Newton II, 44

Born Saturday, March 27, 1976

Died Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Steven Eston Newton II, 44 of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. He was born on March 27, 1976 to Steven Eston Newton and Amy (George) Newton in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Steven graduated from Haskell High School with the class of 1995.
Steven was the youth resident advisor at Cherokee Nation and enjoyed his work helping guide youth. He also enjoyed his work as a cooler at the Electric Cowboy. He worked at many other places over the years including, NFI in Muskogee, OK, and Walmart Distribution Center in Ramona, OK and Fleming Distribution Center in Tulsa, OK.
Steven was a simple man. He loved his wife, his family and his dogs very much. Steven enjoyed family dinners and get togethers, hanging out with friends and helping anyone he met. He will be missed by everyone who knew and loved him.
Steven was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Eston and Wanda Newton; maternal grandparents, King and Bessie George; and brother, Preston Miles Newton.
He is survived by his loving wife, Jennifer Newton of the home; parents, Steven and Amy Newton of Muskogee, OK; siblings, Lindsey Blankenship and husband James of Muskogee, OK, and Julian Newton and wife Megan of Muskogee, OK; nieces and nephews, Madison Berger, Garett Blankenship, and Autumn Newton all of Muskogee, OK; and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and in-laws.
A celebration of Steven’s life will be 10AM, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at Council Hill Cemetery with Father Robert Dye and Rev. Donnie Echols officiating. Interment will follow with James Blankenship, Julian Newton, Gary Osborne, Jr., Nick Kucera, Ray Knight, Jason Meadors, Rodney McFarland and Tommie Frisbie serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Newton, Gary Osborne, Sr., and Mike Massey.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 North York St, Muskogee, Oklahoma. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Helen Ann Greer, 81

Born Saturday, November 5, 1938

Died Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Helen Ann Wright Greer, age 81, passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at home in Muskogee, Oklahoma. She was born November 5, 1938, in Muskogee, Oklahoma to Eddie and Ada Ruth Wright. She attended Muskogee Central High School and graduated with the class of 1957.
On June 7, 1958, Helen Ann married Mahylon Greer at Boulevard Christian Church in Muskogee, Oklahoma. She raised her children in Grandview and resided there for 52 years. She, joyfully, was the neighborhood mom from sleepovers to cooking to carpooling. She never missed an event in her children’s lives. Helen Ann started working for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections at Eddie Warrior Correctional Center in 1989. For 31 years, she was the Receptionist and Customer Service Representative, being the first to greet anyone visiting the facility. Her co-workers even became her second family. She made the decision to retire and it was to be final Friday, July 31, 2020, on which date she was to receive a drive-by retirement parade, due to Covid-19. Instead, she received her parade through the pearly gates, a much greater reward.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Eddie Wright and Ada Ruth (Sanborn) Wright; sisters, Josephine Elizabeth and Mary Ruth; husband, Mahylon Greer.
Helen Ann is survived by her daughter, Vickie Berner and husband Brett, son Kenneth Greer and wife Traci; grandchildren, Ashlee Nicole Berner, Jack Mahylon Lee and Sally Ann Greer; a host of cousins, nieces, and nephews; and special friend, Chandler Jackson.
Helen Ann was born, raised, and married at Boulevard Christian Church. The Sunday School class was exceptionally precious to her as she looked forward, each week, to their fellowship.
Helen Ann was loved and adored. She will be remembered for her cooking, entertaining at holidays, her smile, her love for her family, and mostly her love for Jesus. She will be greatly missed by all.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Helen’s memory to Boulevard Christian Church, 1700 W Shawnee, Muskogee, OK 74401.
The family will receive friends 2:00pm-4:00pm Sunday, August 2, 2020 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.
A celebration of Helen’s life will be 11:00am Monday, August 3, 2020 at Boulevard Christian Church with James McCracken officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery with Bret Smith, Greg Payton, Chuck Garrett, Tody Etchison, Patrick Cale, and Chandler Jackson serving as Pallbearers.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 North York St, Muskogee, Oklahoma. Condolences may be made to the family online at http://www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Jessica L. Wheeler, 40

Born Friday, December 21, 1979

Died Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Jessica “Jessy” Lee Wheeler, Warner resident, passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at St. Francis Hospital in Muskogee, OK from P.E. She was born on Friday, December 21, 1979 to John and Phyllis (Montgomery) Wheeler in Wagoner, OK. She has a twin sister, Jennifer Wheeler. She attended Warner School and graduated from Connors State College in 2015. She worked as a janitor at Connors State College and at Country Side Estates in the laundry department. Jessica really loved her jobs, her co-workers and people she came into contact with. She loved worship music, devotionals, animals, baking, gift giving and being a twin. Jessica was preceded in death by her mother, Phyllis Ann Wheeler November 2, 2015 and her grandparents. She is lovingly survived by her father, John Wheeler and her twin sister, Jennifer Wheeler both of Warner; her brothers, John Wheeler, Jr., and Monroe Allen Kenneth Wheeler both of Tawas City, MI as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.
A family conducted memorial service celebrating the life of Jessica will be held at 6PM on Saturday, August 1, 2020 in the Chapel of Ambassador’s Inn, Warner, OK with Reverend Kelly Cox officiating.
You may share online condolences with Jessica’s family at www.garrettfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family of Jessica Lee Wheeler entrusted her care, services and cremation to John & Kim Garrett and the dedicated staff of Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service 311 SW 2nd Checotah, OK 74426 (918) 473-2244.

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