THINGS TO DO

Friday, December 6

Tai Chi for Better Balance
Garden of Lights 2019 Season
2019 Polar Express Pajama Party
Deck The Hall with Buddy Holly - Angel Tree benefit
Create & Sip
Open Enrollment Event - Muskogee
Spaghetti Dinner And Silent Auction
CPR, AED, & First Aid for Business
Homeschool Recess

Saturday, December 7

Garden of Lights 2019 Season
2019 Polar Express Pajama Party
Craft & Ingram Family Toy Drive
Muskogee, OK Fresh Farms Delivery
Ride to The Garden of Lights - Muskogee
It’s Christmas
Petco Adoption Day!Home For Christmas
2019 Christmas Home Tour
Grand Re-Opening at Teased Salon
Muskogee SANTA Sessions!
Mistletoe & Memories Holiday Market.

Sunday, December 8

It’s Christmas
Muskogee SANTA Sessions!
Redeemed2Freedom Ladies' Sunday School Class
Little Drummer Dude
Adult and children’s choir Christmas service
New Hope Women’s Christmas Party
Church Family Holiday Meal

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.)

J.C. Smith, 85

Born Thursday, April 12, 1934

Died Tuesday, December 3, 2019

J.C. Smith, 85, of Boynton, Oklahoma passed on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. He was born on April 12, 1934 to Cebe Smith and Delia (Johns) Smith in Boynton, Oklahoma. On June 6, 1953 he married the love of his life Norma Louise Williams Smith in Van Buren, Arkansas.
J.C. worked in Construction, mostly in Tulsa and surrounding areas, but his work caused him to move to many different places. He lived in Colorado, California, Montana, and Wyoming in his earlier years. His favorite hobbies were “Piddlin”, moving junk from one place to another, collecting hubcaps, spending time with his family, being outside, driving dirt roads, and playing dominoes, but most of all winning at dominoes as he did not like to lose.
J.C. is preceded in death by his wife, Norma Louise Williams Smith; daughter, Patricia Atwell; father, Cebe Smith; mother, Delia Smith; brothers, Leo, Cleo, Carl, and Howard; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Byron “Rooster” and Hazel Williams.
He is survived by his sons, David Smith and Barbara of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Danny Smith and Brenda of Boynton, Oklahoma; daughter Connie Smith and special granddaughter Makenna Smith of Muskogee, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Shane Atwell of Boynton, Oklahoma, David Smith and Alicia of Warner, Oklahoma, Shanna Cheatham and Jason of Haskell, Oklahoma, Jeremy Smith and Anna of Okmulgee, Oklahoma, Angela Lang and Eric of Owasso, Oklahoma, Brianne Smith and Jack of Claremore, Oklahoma, Laci Smith and Chris of Welling, Oklahoma, Jordan Smith and Dustin of Boynton, Oklahoma, Kim Smith of Mounds, Oklahoma, Daniel Smith and Jennie of Boynton, Oklahoma; great-grandsons, Tanner Robinson and Christopher Robinson of Bixby, Oklahoma, they spent a lot of their childhood around Pa, as they called him, along with 26 more great-grandchildren; sisters, Naomi Mayo of Muskogee, Oklahoma, and Francis Edwards and Dennis of Claremore, Oklahoma; sister-in-law, Joann Cobb and Monroe of Haskell, Oklahoma; brothers-in-law Paul Williams of Tulsa, Oklahoma, James Williams and Andrea of Haskell, Oklahoma; special cousin Corene Curtis, and numerous other nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A celebration of J.C.’s life will be 10:00am Monday, December 9, 2019 at Boynton Assembly of God with Brother Dean Moore and David Smith of officiating. Interment will follow at Haskell City Cemetery with grandsons, David Smith, Jeremy Smith, Shane Atwell, Daniel Smith, Tanner Robinson, and Christopher Robinson serving as Pallbearers.
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.


Visitation:
4:00pm-8:00pm Friday, December 6, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home
1:00pm-5:00pm Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home
1:00-5:00pm Sunday, December 8, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.

Service:
10:00am Monday, December 9, 2019 at Boynton Assembly of God.

Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory

Annie Alexander, 64

Born Sunday, December 26, 1954

Died Tuesday, December 3, 2019

"I am living this life, just to live again", and now having obtained eternal life, Annie Alexander, age 64, transitioned, Tuesday, December 3, 2019 in her Tulsa, OK home with family by her bedside.

Arrangements pending, House of Winn-Okmulgee.

House of Winn Funeral Homes

James Willie Westbrook, 55

Born Thursday, September 3, 1964

Died Tuesday, December 3, 2019

James Willie Westbrook passed from this life on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 in Checotah, Oklahoma. He was born on September 3, 1964 in Pierce, Oklahoma, the son of Carl and Pearlie Mae (Jimerson) Westbrook.

James and the family moved to Checotah when he was still a young child. He earned his nickname “Dirty Red” and it truly stuck with him throughout his life. He attended Checotah Public Schools and graduated from Checotah High School with the class of 1982. James later met and married Paula Chapman on August 7, 1995. This marriage was later dissolved.

He moved to Georgia in 1998, where he worked as an electrician. His health began to fail during his time in Georgia which led to James moving back to Oklahoma in 2005.

James enjoyed listening to music (particularly Al Green), watching television, and he was a great chess player. He lived life on his own terms and always spoke what was on his mind with no filter whatsoever. James had a heart of gold and was deeply loved by his family and friends.

James was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Ralph Jimerson, Donald Jimerson, Anthony Jimerson, Carl Westbrook Jr., Lonnie Green, and sisters Patrice Westbrook and Carletta Westbrook. He is survived by his children Jaynel Westbrook, Quinton Moore, Nicole Brinsfield and husband Joshua, Ryan Westbrook and wife Desiree; his grandchildren Zion Nichols, Trinity Brinsfield, Cierra Brinsfield, Keenan Brinsfield, Regan Westbrook and Reighn Westbrook; his brothers Rodney Moffett and Michael Mack; his sisters Carolyn VanHook, Sharon Crabtree, Glenda Nash, Connie Nash, Andretta Ballard, and Brenda Oliver; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and a lifetime of friends.

Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Inc.

Kenneth Myers, 84

Born Friday, August 16, 1935

Died Sunday, December 1, 2019

Kenneth Granville Myers passed away December 1, 2019. He was born on August 16, 1935 to Granvil and Myrtle Myers. He grew up in McAlester, Oklahoma and graduated from McAlester High School. He attended college at Oklahoma State University, where he earned a BS in Geology, and fell in love with ballroom dancing. He served as an airman in the United States Air Force Reserves from 1958 to 1962 as a machinist.
In May of 1961, he married fellow McAlester High School Alumnus, Patsy Budzinsky, in Russellville, Arkansas.
Beginning in 1962, he worked for Phillips Petroleum Company, starting out as a roughneck; with the company’s assistance, he obtained a degree in geophysics, and spent thirty years with Phillips. Moving a total of twenty-seven times, he took his wife, son Kenneth, and daughter Patricia with him on a globetrotting adventure, that included a year in Australia, two years in Singapore, and three years in Norway. He enjoyed participating in rattlesnake roundups, and won prices for capturing the biggest rattlesnakes, frequently keeping specimens in the garage.
He was an active member of the Chandler Road Church of Christ.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Granvil and Myrtle Myers; brothers Orion and Rudolph; and sister Novella.
He is survived by his wife, Patsy; son Kenneth; and daughter Patricia.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital at https://www.stjude.org/donate or Burnt Cabin Youth Camp at http://www.burntcabinyouthcamp.com/page6/index.html
A celebration of Kenneth’s life will be 1:00pm Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home with Elder Chris Wilson and Eddie Moore officiating. Interment will follow at Memory Garden in McAlester, Oklahoma with Zane Box, David Davis, Tony Nichols, Michael Carney, Carl Frazier, Stan Cole, Danny Branch, and Howard Avery serving as Pallbearers.
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.

Visitation:
9:00am-8:00pm Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home
9:00am-8:00pm Friday December 6, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home

Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory

Robert Louis Walker, 71

Born Friday, July 23, 1948

Died Sunday, December 1, 2019

On July 23, 1948, in the New Hope Community of Oktaha, Oklahoma, a baby boy was born to Louis and Reeder [Thompson] Walker. He was the eighth of twelve children and they named him Robert Louis Walker.

At the age of 10, he gave hi life to Christ and joined Saint Paul Baptist Church in Taft, Oklahoma. He was a devoted member and later in life, he was ordained as a Deacon and served in this capacity for 30+ years until his health failed him.

On February 7, 1988, he married the love of his life, Thelma Lang. Even though he didn't have any biological children, his wife had four, whom he loved and treated like his own.

Robert was a people person, he never met a stranger and if you needed encouragement, all you had to do was stop by Roberts house and you would leave with a smile on your face. He loved his siblings and he had a special love for his nieces and nephews.

Early Sunday morning, December 1, 2019, Robert entered the last phase of his life's journey. He walked out of this world and entered into the Heavenly gates, where he was greeted by his Father and Mother, Louie and Reeder Walker, his brothers, Broyce, Ryder, Henry and James, and his sisters, Brenda Joyce, Lillie Mae and Anita.

Those he leaves to witness his home going; his wife, Thelma Lang Walker; his step-children, Nenry L. Winston, Jr.[ Anrea], RoShell Hamilton, Sherry Wilson [Rudell], and Nathan Lang; his sister, Mae Lois; his brothers, John Walker [Joyce], Jimmy Walker [Valarie], Lonnie Walker and Louie Walker, Jr.; and a caravan of other relatives, friends and a special and dear friend, Earl Davis.
Service of Memory for Mr. Walker will be on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 2:00 PM in the Rayfield Baptist Church. Reverend Leroy Walker, Sr., is the gracious host Pastor, Minister William Lang, Jr., will Officiate and Pastor John A. Walker, will give the Eulogy for his brother.

Burial will follow in the Booker T. Washington Cemetery in Muskogee.

You may visit Mr. Walker, as he slumbers in peaceful repose on Thursday, from 1:00 PM until 6:00 PM in the People's Chapel of the Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Inc., in Muskogee.

Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Inc.

Michael Charles Hicks, Sr., 68

Born Wednesday, November 7, 1951

Died Saturday, November 30, 2019

parents, Mable Holmes and L. G. Williams. As an infant, he went to live with Irene and Howard Hicks, who he called mom and dad, and where he lived and was raised in the Sandtown area of Okmulgee, Oklahoma.

At an early time in his life, Mike found the Lord. Michael and his dad would walk from Sandtown to attend First Baptist Church on North Central every Sunday. His parents instilled in him the importance of knowing Christ. Michael attended Dunbar High School before integration in 1969. His Senior year, his football team won the State Championship.

After graduating high school with the Class of 1970, he attended Northeastern State College briefly and finished at Oklahoma State Tech in Okmulgee in Automobile Mechanics.

In 1972, Michael Hicks became Okmulgee's first African American Fire Fighter, and after 25 years, Mike retired in 1997. He hit a low point in his life and lost his way, but remembered his upbringing and turned his life around and became the man his parents raised. After losing everything, Mike worked hard to regain his life and restored his restoration back to God. Mike was a faithful member and Deacon at Conversion Ministries Church, under the leadership of Reverend Gregory Richardson. He, along with his family attended faithfully until his health began to fail.

Mike enjoyed riding motorcycles and loved to grudge race, holding the title one of the best and fastest motorcycle riders in these parts of town. Mike and a few buddies organized a motorcycle club, called "The Black Dice," where Mike served as President. In the early 1980's, Mike took on the mind set as an entrepreneurship as a Heavy Equipment operator and a lawn care service. He taught himself plumbing and with these skills, Mike provided for his family. Mike enjoyed teaching and sharing his wisdom. He erected a garage, better known as "Hicks Place". Everybody loved to hang out in Hicks Place, where they would socialize, cut a rug or two and even shot several games of pool.

In 2011, Mike met the love of his life, Ayesha and they were married on February 14, 2015. Together, they enjoyed the same hobbies, riding motorcycles, traveling and just simply being in each others presence. If you saw Mike, Ayesha wasn't too far behind. Mike and Ayesha were best friends and were committed to raising their children. He was a true example of what the head of the household was. He loved and protected his family. Up until his death, his wife was by his side. She was true to her vows of in sickness and in health, til death us do part and that she did.

Mike had a vision. He brought it to his wife, and after discussion and with love and support, the monthly Men's Meeting was organized in the "Hicks Garage", where men came together to discuss the Bible and talk about the Lord. Mike's goal was to reach people in hopes that they would accept the Lord as their personal savior.

On Saturday, November 30, 2019, in the early morning, Michael Charles Hicks, Sr., in his 68th year, answered the call of the Lord and "rode up the King's Highway through Heaven's gate, with his family near his side to witness. He was preceded in death by his birth parents, Mable Holmes and L. G. Williams, his mom and dad, Irene and Howard Hicks, his siblings, Brenda Hicks, Brenda Goods, Charles Goods, Humphrey Goods, Jr., Debbie Goods, twin sisters, Diane and Kianna Goods and Keith Williams.

Michael leaves to cherish his memories; his devoted wife, Ayesha Hicks, of the home; his sons, Michael Hicks,Jr., Rodney Hicks, Brad Simon, Kyle Shores and his daughters, Johnesha Gouthier, and Little Miss Emory Dawson, all of Okmulgee, Oklahoma; his siblings, Dwight Holmes [Barbara], Vidialia, Georgia, Leonard Goods, Larry Goods, Kansas City, Kansas, Carolyn Goods, Atlanta, Georgia, Ronnie Goods, Kansas City, Kansas, Cheryl Goods, Kansas City, Kansas, Lemuel Gene Williams [Vashiti], Kansas City, Kansas, Marvin Williams [Yvett] Hartford, Connecticut, Earl Williams, Kenneth Williams [Carla], Karen Williams and Diane Singleton [Arnold], all of Kansas City, Kansas.


The Tribute will commence on Saturday morning, December 7, 2019 at 10:00 AM in the most holy sanctuary of the St. Matthews Missionary Baptist Church. Reverend McKinley Rice, Senior Pastor will officiate and Reverend Gregory Richardson, Pastor of Conversion Ministries, will give the Eulogy.

Burial will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Okmulgee.

You may visit Mr. Hicks, as he slumbers in peaceful repose in the Chapel of Peace at the Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Inc., in Okmulgee on Friday from 1:00 PM until 6:00 PM.

Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Inc.

Roy Burleson, 98

Born Monday, May 16, 1921

Died Friday, November 29, 2019

Roy Burleson was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on May 16, 1921.

He grew up in the Green Pastures addition and attended Dunbar School in Oklahoma before life led him to enlist in the United States Army. He served from February of 1943 until February of 1947 until his honorable discharge. Roy fought in World War II in Italy, where he was wounded twice and received a Bronze Star and two purple hearts.

He married Meda Sullivan in 1949 and from this union, one son and three daughters were born. The family later moved to Wichita, Kansas. Roy was the founder and operator of "Mr Squeel BBQ" until he retired.

In 2002, he moved to Okmulgee, Oklahoma, where he attended Northside Evangelist Temple, under the leadership of the late Elder Ralph Bagby.

In 2008, Roy began to fellowship with New Beginnings Church of God in Christ in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, under the leadership of Elder Jackie Jones. It was during this time that he married Doris Rowley. Roy and Doris shared a beautiful relationship of marriage until his passing. Roy called her "Honey Pie" and Doris called him "Baby." Roy lived a wonderful life and loved his family and friends.

On Friday evening, November 29, 2019, Roy Burleson, in his 98th year, "Saw Jesus and said, Amen!" He was preceded in death by two siblings, a son and two daughters.

He leaves to lament his transition to Glory; his loving wife, Doris Burleson, of the home in Okmulgee, Oklahoma; his daughter, Charlotte Cowans [Claborn], Okmulgee, Oklahoma; his brother, Louis Burleson, Wichita, Kansas; nine grandchildren; Forty great-grandchildren; a host of great-great-grandchildren; and a caravan of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who will cherish his special memory.
The Sacred Farewell for Mr. Burleson will be on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 11:00 AM in the New Beginnings Church of God in Christ. Elder Jackie Jones, the Senior Pastor, will Preside.

Burial will follow at 1:00 PM in the Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Fort Gibson, Oklahoma at 1:00 PM.

You may visit Mr. Burleson, as he slumbers in peaceful repose in the Chapel of Peace of the Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Inc., in Okmulgee on Thursday from 1:00 PM until 6:00 PM.

Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Inc.

Doyle Wesley Boling, 81

Born Wednesday, June 8, 1938

Died Friday, November 29, 2019

Doyle Wesley Boling, 81, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, passed away on November 29, 2019, surrounded by his family.
He was born to parents Jess and Margaret Boling, on June 8, 1938, in Ft. Gibson, Oklahoma. Doyle graduated valedictorian from Ft. Gibson High School 1957 and attended Northeastern State University.
Doyle married Rolleen in 1960, who survives him. Doyle was a loving husband and father and is survived by daughter Ellen and her husband Eric, Clint with his wife Kelli, as well as grandchildren Marilyn, Alyssa, Jill, Brittni, Paige, and Seth. Doyle is also survived by his twin brother Don Boling and older sister Vivian Landers. Doyle’s brothers and sisters who preceded him were Cassie Raley, Jess “Buck” Boling Jr., Cecil Boling, Maggie Beavers, Elizabeth Stevens, Theodore Boling, Jerry Boling, and Evelyn Smith.
Doyle was known for his love of woodworking and mechanics. He spent hours working in his shop rebuilding automobiles and creating a variety of carpentry projects. He was owner of Doyle Boling Construction in Muskogee and ran the business with his wife Rolleen as his business partner. Doyle’s carpentry career flourished between the 1960’s thru the 2000’s and he continued to work as a carpenter up until his death, even after retirement. There was never a project too big or small for him. He often performed work pro bono for people he knew needed help and had nowhere else to turn. Doyle always shared his knowledge of his craft with his apprentice carpenters in hopes that they would carry on the tradition as it had been taught to him and in return he often developed lifelong relationships with them.
Doyle will be missed by all who knew him and his family members who loved and depended on him up until his death. He touched many lives and developed lifelong friendships with both clients and employees. He leaves his legacy in Muskogee through the buildings he built and the lives he has touched through the years.
One of his sayings was that if you build something on God’s earth, better make sure you strive for perfection, because the land is sacred; i.e. don’t design ugly buildings.
Funeral services honoring Doyle’s life will be 10AM, Friday, December 6, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jack Perkins officiating. Interment will follow at Citizen’s Cemetery in Fort Gibson. Pallbearers will be Tom Ketcham, Gary Ketcham, Jim Hagan, John Saul, Steve Perry, and Seth Boling. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Boling and Larry Boling.
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.



Visitation
Thursday, December 5th, 2019 - 09:00 AM to 08:00 PM - (CST) - Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory - Muskogee
1830 North York Street - Muskogee, OK - 74403


Service
Friday, December 6th, 2019 - 10:00 AM - (CST) - Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel - Muskogee
1830 N. York St. - Muskogee, OK - 74403

Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory

Paul Lawrence Bruner Jr., 61

Born Thursday, January 23, 1958

Died Thursday, November 28, 2019

On January 23, 1958, a beautiful baby boy was born to proud parents Paul Bruner Sr. of Muskogee, OK and MaeAlla Bruner of Wagoner, OK. Paul was the youngest son of their three sons. Paul spent most of his adult life working at Acme Engineering. He also worked in the medical field. He attended Northeastern State University and Oklahoma University and graduated from a nursing program at a local institution in Norman, OK. Paul played basketball at Muskogee High School. Paul was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Paul loved music and played the drums for Muskogee High School. He also played recreationally as well as for church. Paul accepted Christ as a boy and loved to study the Word of God.

Paul was preceded in death by his mother: MaeAlla Bruner, and second wife: Bridget Bruner. He leaves to cherish his memory: his father, Paul Bruner Sr. of Muskogee, OK; his daughter, Katisha Bruner of TX; his son, Paul Bruner III of OK; his brother, Larry (Virginia) Bruner of Houston, TX; his brother, Jerry Bruner of Dallas, TX; special “daughter” Brandy Logan of TX, and a host of beloved cousins, aunts, uncle, niece, and nephew.

With family members in attendance, a public visitation is scheduled, Friday, December 6, 2019 at the funeral home during the hours of 3:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M.

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

House of Winn Funeral Homes

Linda Rae Faircloth, 80

Born Thursday, December 22, 1938

Died Thursday, November 28, 2019

Mrs. Linda Rae Faircloth, age 80, of Buford, Georgia passed away Thursday, November 28, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville, surrounded by her family.
Mrs. Faircloth was born December 22, 1938 to the late Blair Wallace & Lorene Doolin in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She attended Flowery Branch United Methodist Church and was retired from Lori/Allied Signal, where she was a Junior Buyer.
Mrs. Faircloth is survived by her daughter & son-in-law, Kathy & Robert Forte` of Flowery Branch; step-son & wife, Keefe & Cindy Faircloth of Muskogee, Oklahoma; grandson, Joshua Mark; step-grandchildren, Tabitha Stephens, Haley Gray and Miranda Faircloth; and brother, Wallace Doolin of St. Michaels, Maryland. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Marian Faircloth; parents; and son, Mark Jackson.
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.

Service: 12:30pm Friday, December 6, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home

Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory

John Edward Murrie, 83

Born Monday, August 3, 1936

Died Wednesday, November 27, 2019

John Edward Murrie, 83, of Muskogee, Oklahoma went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. He was born on August 3, 1936 to Charles Harmon Murrie and Pauline Louise (Rambo) Murrie-Notmeyer in Muskogee, Oklahoma. John graduated from Muskogee Central High School with the class of 1954. He served in The United States Air Force from 1957-1962 during the Vietnam Era and received an honorable discharge.
John married the love of his life, Norma Joan Avants, on June 21, 1959 at Lawrence Street Baptist Church in Muskogee, Oklahoma. They were married for over 60 years and shared many happy memories together.
He worked as an electrical maintenance man at Corning Glass Works of Muskogee, Oklahoma from 1955-1992. John had a passion for bowling, softball and golfing. He was the secretary of Muskogee Men’s Bowling Association and a Hall Of Fame member. John was also a member of Lawrence Street Baptist Church where he played in the men’s softball league as pitcher for the church team. John enjoyed watching the St. Louis Cardinals and OU Sooners both baseball and football. Family was very important to him and he loved spending as much time as possible with them. He will be missed by everyone who knew and loved him.
John was preceded in death by his parents, Harmon Murrie and Louise Notmeyer; brothers, Charles Murrie and wife Barbara, and Kenneth Murrie; sisters Virginia Murrie and Nadine Crow, and by his beloved grandparents.
He is survived by his loving wife, Norma Murrie of the home; daughter, Sallie Pawley and husband Jeff of Lithopolis, OH; son, Joel Murrie of Muskogee, OK; grandchildren, Kendall Jones and wife Destiny of Muskogee, OK, Adam Murrie and wife Nichole of Blacklick, OH, Kellie Burnett and husband Ben of Tulsa, OK, and Jordan Murrie of Muskogee, OK; great-grandchildren, Kielton Siedlik and Matic Siedlik both of Muskogee, OK, Liam Murrie and Nate Murrie both of Blacklick, OH, Braddock Burnett and Charlotte Burnett both of Tulsa, OK and Maddy Valderrama of Muskogee, OK; and many other family members and friends.
A celebration of John’s life will be 1PM, Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Lawrence Street Baptist Church with Rev. Jeremiah Blasi officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Mausoleum with Ben Burnett, Kielton Siedlik, Darren Armstrong, Darel Armstrong, Don Jones and Adam Murrie serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Hershel Beaver, Bill Goodwin and Tommy Mann.
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.

Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory

Dennis Howard Garrison O.D., 61

Born Wednesday, August 27, 1958

Died Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Dennis Howard Garrison O.D. 61, of Fort Gibson, OK was born August 27, 1958 in Muskogee, OK to Dennis and Helen (Howard) Garrison and peacefully passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2019 in Tulsa, OK with his loving family by his side.
Dennis resided in Tahlequah OK while attending Northeastern College of Optometry and moved to Fort Gibson where he owned and operated his Optometry practice for 34 years from 1985 to present.
He married the love of his life, Melissa Katherine Bell on August 27, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Dennis was a member of the America Optometric Association. He was always charitable at giving to the community, such as giving free eye exams for children. Children were very close to his heart.
He had a love for sail boating, gunsmithing, shooting his guns and cars. He enjoyed working out and living a healthy lifestyle. His dream for retirement was to spend time with Melissa sailing the world in a new sailboat, especially the tropical regions.
Dennis was very proud to be a member of the Cherokee Tribe.
He is lovingly survived by his wife Melissa of the home and his beloved cat Sadie; his mother, Helen Garrison; brother, William Garrison; nephew, Wesley Garrison; extended family, Roma Carty, Jennifer and Dylan Hunter, Pam and Gary Rains, Jodie Stewart, Stephen and Casey Stewart, Tim and Sarah Battenfield, Russell and Ginger Thouvenel, Tim and Danisha Thouvenel, David and Julie Sevier, Joey and Theresa Leep, Darren Leep, Andy and Wendy Leep, Lisa Leep, Jim Hunzeker, Rusty Hunzeker, David Hunzeker and Sam and Jaime Dobbins.
Dennis was preceded in death by his father.
Viewing for Dennis will be from 12PM-5PM Tuesday, November 3, 2019 at Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home, Fort Gibson, OK.
A Celebration of Dennis’ Life will be 7PM Tuesday, November 3, 2019 at Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home Chapel, Fort Gibson, OK.
Dennis’ wishes were that his final resting place be at sea after a final sailboat ride. His family will be honoring his wishes with scattering of his ashes at a later date.
The family of Dr. Dennis Howard Garrison has entrusted his care, cremation and services to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home, Fort Gibson. 918-478-2555.
Online condolences may be left at clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com


Clifford D. Garrett Family Funeral Home

Merwyn Russell Curl, 89

Born Sunday, August 24, 1930

Died Tuesday, November 26, 2019

"I'll be Somewhere Listening for my Name" Merwyn Curl, age 89, of Taft, OK, heard here name called, Tuesday morning, Nov. 26, 2019, and answered.

Home Going services are scheduled for Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Flipper Chapel A.M.E. church Taft, OK with interment following in Ft. Gibson National cemetery, Ft. Gibson, OK.

Viewing only at funeral, Wednesday.

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

House of Winn Funeral Homes

Frank Warren Lake , 88

Born Sunday, March 1, 1931

Died Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Frank Warren Lake
March 1, 1931 – November 26, 2019
Commercial Wildlife Breeder


Born Sunday, March 1, 1931, the only child of Otto J. Lake & Lillian A. (Weddle) Lake, at home in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Frank went home to heaven for his final healing on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was 88 years, 8 months & 25 days old.
He attended grade school & was a Boy Scout at Whittier Elementary in Muskogee, & then moved to Vallejo, California in 1939 where he attended Benjamin Franklin Junior High School & graduated 1949 Central High School in Muskogee. During school he worked at Victory Theatre & at his uncle’s Ole’s grocery, Weddle’s Food Stores. He lettered in every sport in school. He boxed, played football, basketball, baseball & ran track. In the 10th & 11th grades he set 4 track records in California that were still standing into the late 1970’s.
His childhood church was Calvary Baptist in Muskogee & was a member at Shiloh Baptist for 52 years. There he was a children’s Sunday School teacher, Deacon; and General Contractor on Shiloh’s Building Committee & a member of the Baptist Brotherhood. When Shiloh closed, he returned his membership to Calvary in Muskogee. He recently became a member at Little Coweta Indian Baptist Church in Stidham, Oklahoma. He was involved with a group known as The Nail Benders that went on special mission trips, building and remodeling churches.
In Wagoner, Oklahoma Frank married in 1950 to Sandra Madelynne (Wofford). At age 18 he was employed at Corning Glass Works as a Millwright. Frank and Sandra began housekeeping in Muskogee and had three children, Mark, Teri & Kristi. Self-taught as an upholsterer he began working for Fred Jones Ford, then later at Spartan Airlines in Tulsa. He built the family home in 1969 that he lived in at the time of his passing. Frank & Sandra were married for 21 years. During this time, they owned a caged egg operation L&S (Lake & Stanley) Eggs which supplied eggs for hospitals & most of the restaurants in town. They also started L&S Upholstery in 1953, with five employees. He upholstered many of the automobiles that were displayed at the Jimmy Leake Antique Auto Museum. He later became a full-time cattle rancher, specializing in Appaloosa Horses. He was the President of the Sooner Appaloosa Horse Club & worked with the kids of the Muskogee Round Up Club Drill Team making their costumes & working on the precision skills of the riders & their horses. He successfully participated in many horse shows & ran one of his Appaloosa horses, Okie Fenokee on the dirt race track in Sallisaw.
Frank graduated in 1969 from Bacone College School of Nursing with honors & went to work at Muskogee General Hospital. In 1985 he retired after 16 years, having worked there in Intensive Care/Coronary Care as Nursing Supervisor and in the Emergency Room as Nursing Supervisor. He went to work at Bacone College as a Professor of Nursing.

Seeing the country being fenced in & parceled off Frank deduced that open range hunting was going to become scarce. He pioneered the way for Oklahomans to own private hunting farms. While still working at the hospital he purchased 900 acres in Porum, Oklahoma to begin the first hunting preserve in the state of Oklahoma, Duchess Creek Hunting Preserve. This was a pioneering operation as there were no state laws at that time since it was the first in the state. It was a family operated business. Duchess Creek offered wild boar, javelina, rams & many other exotic game animals in a wild, but fenced setting. He also owned Duchess Creek Taxidermy. For over 24 years people hunted with Frank from all over the world. He had animals such as buffalo, aoudads, zebra, elk, etc. In the early 1970s he began dealing in whitetail deer.
Frank married Alice Faye (Crow) Purdom in 1980 at Sebastian County, Arkansas. She had four children, Donna, Debra, Darryl & Darren. Alice began working with him to run the preserve & cook for the hunters while holding down her own full-time job.
Selling the Hunting Preserve in 1995 they moved back to Muskogee to the home he had built there & began full time ranching of Watusi cattle & whitetail deer at Lake’s Whitetails. Focusing his breeding efforts on growing antlers fit for the Boone and Crockett system, his deer became sought after by other breeders & game & hunting preserves. He owned piebald and rare white (not albino) deer. He was a charter member & a Board of Director member of Whitetails of Oklahoma. Frank was the man to call if you wanted to know about the health & wellbeing of whitetail deer; the proverbial deer whisperer. He served as a Deer Consultant to other breeders throughout the U.S. He formulated a specialized fawn feed to grow huge antlers & was on the Board of Directors when it went into production by a feed company. He was a Deer Value Estimator for insurance companies trying to value & insure whitetails.
One of his pet deer, Rosie, starred in Robert Redford’s Sundance Film, ‘Doe Boy’ with Frank noted in the credits as Deer Wrangler. They also worked together on several commercials that were aired in the area. He always welcomed Boy Scout troops, & anyone interested in looking at & talking deer talk. He was the main spokesperson who got many of the later deer breeders interested & started in the deer business, which brought many dollars into the Oklahoma economy.
Frank and Alice were married 39 years. His main interest in life was his relationship with God & his family was of highest priority. He loved all the kids & put effort into knowing & supporting them. His main goal was for them to know his Lord. He was known & loved for his good humor & extremely quick wit. We enjoyed our efforts at trying to stump him with strange questions as he was known as the family’s walking encyclopedia. Frank was a jack of all trades and a master at many of them. His energetic, dynamic personality will be sorely missed.
Now joyfully reunited, Frank was preceded in death by his Father, Otto J. Lake; Mother, Lillian A. (Weddle) Lake Stanley Kastler; & son, Mark Alan Lake.
He is survived by his wife, Alice F. Lake of Muskogee; his daughters, Teri Garner & Kristi Gross; son in law, Gary Gross; & daughter in law, Barbie (Pugh) Lake.
Stepchildren: Donna Wilson, Debra Adams, & Darryl Purdom.

Grandchildren: Dustin & Jamie Tidwell, Brandie & Loren Brashier, Lance Gross, Steven Gross; Shannon & Troy Tracy, Zac Lake, Casey Lake, Carrie & Brian Cooper, & B.J. & Annie Lake.
Great-Grandchildren: Jadie Schmidt, Weston Tidwell, Kadie Tidwell, Raelynn Lake, Rachel Church, Talon Tracy, Nathan Henry, Billy Cooper, & Emily Cooper.
Great-Great Grandchildren: Gracelynn Moran, Kolton Moran, Kennedy Moran & Everleigh Dill.
A celebration of Frank’s life will be 2:00pm Monday, December 2, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral with Rev. Dustin Tidwell and Rev. Larry Lashley officiating. Interment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery with Blake Wilson, Weston Tidwell, B.J. Lake, Loren Brashier, Lance Gross, Steven Gross, and Darryl Purdom serving as Pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers will be Lloyd McCarty, Joe Strickland, David Taylor, Zac Lake, and Casey Lake.
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.

Family Visitation: 2:00pm-4:00pm Sunday, December 1, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home

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Maudie Marie Dunlap, 96

Born Monday, April 23, 1923

Died Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Maudie Marie Dunlap, 96, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. She was born April 23, 1923 to George and Rita Stanley in Woodall, Oklahoma. Maudie graduated from Bagley High School with the class of 1941.
She married the love of her life, Louis Dunlap, on July 1, 1945 at the First Baptist Church in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. They shared over 45 years of life and marriage together.
Maudie worked at Camp Gruber as a secretary when she met her future husband. Louis was still in the Army as a Corporal guarding German prisoners in 1944-1945. He had served 3 years in North Africa. Maudie then worked at Egan Manufacturing. She and Louis started a business called Dunlap Upholstery and Drapery in 1954. Maudie was a big part of the business sewing fabrics for furniture and draperies. Maudie continued working for 15 or more years.
She and Louis were active members of Muskogee First Baptist Church beginning in 1945. Shortly later she joined Eastern Heights Baptist Church and was a member there until her death. While at Muskogee First Baptist Church some of the ladies formed a sewing club and Maudie loved sewing with them. She formed many lifelong friendships through the sewing club including, Carol Wilson, Joy Coburn and Jewel Conley. They put together many fashion shows, entertainments and other classes. The members after being asked several times what the name of the club was they replied with “no name”, so they decided to reverse the “no name” and called the club “Emanon Club”. It survived over 50 years before membership died off.
Maudie was raised in the rural country. Her lifelong pastime was gardening and flower raising. She was well known for having a beautiful yard. Many plant starts were shared with friends and even some strangers. On annual grave decorations Maudie would bring tubs of flowers to decorate family graves.
Maudie 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.
Maudie was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Dunlap; brothers, Richard Stanley, Joe Stanley, Walter Stanley and Houston Stanley; sisters, Anna Hart and Dorinda Terrill.
She is survived by her sons, Bobby Dunlap and wife Mary Jane of Broken Arrow, OK, Philip Dunlap and wife Terry of Tahlequah, OK, and Dan Dunlap and wife Nita of Muskogee, OK; grandchildren, Sheri Dunlap, Carla Dunlap, Kimberly DeLong and husband Wes, Cody Dunlap, Danny Dunlap and wife Joanna, and Aaron Dunlap and wife Bryna; Twelve great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and many other family members and friends.
A celebration of Maudie’s life will be 10AM, Monday, December 2, 2019 at Southeast Baptist Church with Pastor Mike Murray officiating. Interment will follow at and Holland Cemetery with Garrett Dunlap, Philip Dunlap, Dan Dunlap, Matthew DeLong, Kimberly DeLong, Skyla DeLong, Dakota Estes and Alex Owens serving as pallbearers.
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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James Albert Mackert, 71

Born Friday, September 3, 1948

Died Tuesday, November 26, 2019

James Albert Mackert, 71, of Tahlequah, Oklahoma passed away on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. He was born on September 3, 1948 to Albert Mackert and Jeanne Loraine (Becker) Mackert in Corona, California. He was also called Jimmy Mack in his younger days. James attended Corona High School in California and graduated in 1967.
James spent the years of his life working as a Carpenter. He loved to fish, hunt, surf, play baseball, and most of all, be with family and friends. He also served in the United States Army during Vietnam.
James is preceded in death by his brother, William Mackert; father, Albert Mackert; and mother, Jeanne Mackert.
He is survived by his brothers, Robert Mackert and wife Deborah of Reno, Nevada, and Kenneth Mackert of California; sister, Kathleen Mackert of Elisnore, California; sister-in-law, Dianne Mackert of Hendersonville, North Carolina; daughters, Camie Mackert of Riverside, California, and Mary Joy Wininger and husband Jeremy of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Jonathan, Sami, J.D., Destiny, Blake, Alexis, Kamryn, and Nixon; great-grandchildren, Kailey, Gianna, Ryan James, Saniyah, Josiah, and Maliyah, and a host of other family and friends.
A celebration of James Albert Mackert’s life will be 12:00pm Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Fort Gibson National Cemetery with Chaplain Bill Crow officiating.
The family has requested that memorials be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/
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.


Service:
12:00pm Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Fort Gibson National Cemetery.

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Delois Guess, 72

Born Thursday, July 10, 1947

Died Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Delois Guess was born on July 10, 1947 in Muskogee, Oklahoma to Ozella and A.T. Guess. She grew up and attended Dunbar Elementary School, then attended Manual Training High School.

She accepted Christ at an early age. Later in life, she began working for Ramada Inn in the housekeeping department. Delois loved being with family and working in her puzzle book.

Delois gave birth to four children during her lifetime and will be missed by all who knew her.

After 72 season of life, Delois Guess dozed from Earth to Everlasting on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 from her home in Muskogee. She was met in Glory by her parents, Ozella and A. T. Guess, a sister, Mary J. Mayes and four brothers, James Fields, Wayne Jackson, Demetrius Lyday and Rayford Guess.

She leaves in God's care; her four children, Angela [Earnest] Maxwell, Taft, Oklahoma, Andrea Guess, Stacy Guess and Tracy Guess, all of Tulsa, Oklahoma; a caravan of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind, six sisters, Bertha Barnes, Lenora Lyday, both of Muskogee, Oklahoma, Josie Lyday, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Joyce and Rose Guess, both of Lubbock, Texas; two brothers, Elmer Mayes, Tulsa, Oklahoma and Alvin Guess, Lubbock, Texas.

The Service of Memory for Miss Guess will be on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 1:00 PM in the most holy sanctuary of Christ Kingdom Builders Ministry. Pastor Ron Venters, Sr., is the gracious host and Minister Lonnie Barker, Jr., will give words of comfort.

Burial will follow in the Booker T. Washington Cemetery.

You may visit Delois, as she slumbers in sweet repose in the People's Chapel of the Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Inc., in Muskogee on Friday from 1:00 PM until 6:00 PM.

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Grover Cleveland Tillman, 79

Born Friday, December 15, 1939

Died Monday, November 25, 2019

Grover Cleveland Tillman
December 15, 1939-November 25, 2019
Grover & his beautiful bride, Roxie, were married for 59 years. They were wed June 10, 1960 amidst a whirlwind courtship of 4 months after having met in February of that same year. Since a person was to be 21 years old to marry at the time and Grover was not of age, Grandma Tillie had to sign the Marriage License for him to be married.
Grover loved all things hunting and fishing. He loved kids and people. Both of these were evident through his over 25 years of being a Boy Scout Leader and the multitude of outdoor adventures that he led his group of young men. Grover’s favorite thing to eat was potted meat sandwiches with Miracle Whip Mayo. Along with these sandwiches, he would enjoy a nice cold Dr Pepper or Mt. Dew.
Grover loved to share with others about Jesus. He received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in 1978 and became a Soldier of The Salvation Army March 28, 1978. Grover was a long time member of The Salvation Army. He enjoyed being involved in the church and its activities along with actively serving as the Corps Sargent Major for the church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert and Katherine Tillman; son, Tony Tillman; granddaughter, Jennifer Tillman; sister, Ruth Reed; and son-in-law, Mike Katowich.
Grover is survived by his wife of 59 years, Roxie; daughters, Kathy Katowich, Cindy Swinford, and Becky Mott and husband Ron; grandchildren, Cody Swinford, Ty Swinford and wife Beth, Wyatt Mott, Colton Mott, and Tony Rankins; great-grandchildren, Nicci, Dennis and Misty Flatt, Gracelyn Swinford, Katrina, Treauna, Kenny, great-great-grandchildren, Taniquah, TyLan, Jr., Kylah and Kyhlan; siblings, George Tillman and wife Clara, Aurthur Tillman and wife Catherine, Jo Ann McBride and husband Sam, Bobby Branchcomb and husband Jacky, Ruby Rosson and husband Jimmy Rosson, Jr., and Cindy Tillman; brother-in-law, Willie Reed; special nephew, Steve McBride; special niece, Brenda Katowich; and many other family member and friends.
A celebration of Grover's life will be 10AM, Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Lieutenant's Charles and Teri Smith officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Ty Swinford, Cody Swinford, Hayden Sallee, Wyatt Mott, Colton Mott, Jimmy Rosson, Harold Meeks, Hubert Tillman, Timmy Tillman, Sammy McBride, Chris McBride, Kyle Beatty and Kurt Beatty.
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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Thomas Arthur Staton, 81

Born Friday, November 18, 1938

Died Sunday, November 24, 2019

Thomas “TA” Arthur Staton, 81, of Muskogee, OK was born November 18, 1938 in Taft, California to Gordon and Dorothy (Cramer) Staton and peacefully passed away Sunday, November 24, 2019 in Muskogee with his loving family by his side.
Thomas graduated from Fort Gibson High School with the class of 1957. On June 2, 1956 he enlisted in the United States Army National Guard and was honorably discharged having served his duty. He enlisted with the Army Rangers Reserve and was honorably discharged a second time on December 19, 1962.
On August 16, 1958 he married the love of his life, Myrtle Marie Henderson of Fort Gibson. A marriage that stood the test of time of 61 years, three months and eight days.
TA was a welder/pipefitter/farmer/rancher. He was a member of the Local #430 Plumbers & Pipe Fitters Union. He served on the Muskogee County RWD #5 since 2004 serving as chairman from 2011 to present. Thomas always lived south of Muskogee, one half mile east of Martin, OK for 60 years. He was a lifetime member of Keefeton Trinity Baptist Church. His legacy of love, devotion and faith will live on through his family.
He is lovingly survived by his wife, Myrtle of the home; daughters, Judy Lanier of Tulsa, OK, Cindy Jackson and husband Ira of Warner, OK; sons, Tommy Staton and wife Linda of McClain, OK and Larry Staton and wife Chris of Council Hill, OK; sisters; Louise Eubanks and Geneva Eaton; grandchildren, Michael Wesley and his wife Lisa Lanier, Kenneth Lanier, Katie Lanier, Sheena and husband Noah Morgan, Shiloh Bullard, Ote Allen Staton, Clint Jackson, Hannah Staton and Brian Spencer; great grandchildren, Karissa and her three children; Amanda, Steven, Rebecca and Dakota Smith and their child Beaux, Kayln, Cheyenne and Levi; and all of his brothers and sisters of Keefeton Trinity Baptist Church and a host of friends.
Thomas was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, William (Dud) and James Staton; sister, Paulette Staton and his son, Jimmie Edward Staton.
Viewing will be Tuesday, November 26, 2019 from noon-7PM at Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home in Fort Gibson.
A Celebration of TA’s Life will be held 10AM Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at Keefeton Trinity Baptist Church with Reverend Dean Haley officiating. Wesley Lanier, Kenneth Lanier, Shiloh Bullard, Ote Staton, Noah Morgan and Mason Stowell will serve as casket bearers. Honorary casket bearers are Jody Rogers, Brian Spencer, Tom Croftcheck, Joe Croftcheck, Steve Croftcheck, Clint Jackson and Scott Moore, JR Hutson, Kyle Shelton, JD Shelton, Ralph Moses, Bob Lewis.
The family of Thomas Arthur Staton has entrusted his care, services and burial to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home, Fort Gibson. 918-478-2555.
Online condolences may be left at clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com






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Dorothy Lee Moore, 88

Born Saturday, April 11, 1931

Died Saturday, November 23, 2019

Dorothy Lee Moore, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother passed away Saturday, November 23, 2019 after a long illness. Dorothy was born April 11, 1931 in Barling, Arkansas. She graduated from Fort Smith High School in 1949. After working as an LPN in Fort Smith, Arkansas she married Bob Moore in 1953.

Dorothy worked as a lab technician at the VA Hospital in Muskogee before becoming a stay at home mother to Lisa, Lori, and Toby. In 1979, she returned to work as a Children's Librarian at Muskogee Public Library, a position she held until her retirement in 1996.

Dorothy's husband of 44 years, Bob, died in 1997. Dorothy spent the rest of her years as a dear friend to many and doting on her grandsons Jordan and Robert.

Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband Bob and daughter Lori Moore. She is survived by her daughter Lisa Hurd and son-in-law Todd Hurd of Fairview, Texas, son Toby Moore and daughter-in-law Katherine of Tulsa, Oklahoma, grandson Jordan Hurd and wife Kelsey of Carrollton, Texas, grandson Robert Moore III of Jenks, and Alice Moschak, caregiver and special friend, Muskogee, Oklahoma.

Dorothy was affectionately known as THE Nana by all who loved her. She spent her life unselfishly helping those who needed her. She instilled the love of books and learning to hundreds of children through her work as Mrs. Moore, “The Library Lady.”

Visitation will be Tuesday, November 26 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at Cornerstone Funeral Home.

A memorial service is scheduled for Wednesday, November 27 at 12:30 PM at Cornerstone.

Nana, we thank you for your love, kindness and devotion to us throughout your remarkable life. You will be greatly missed. We love you.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Clarehouse (Hospice House) at https://www.clarehouse.org/donate/ or mail to Clarehouse 7617 S Mingo Rd, Tulsa, OK 74133.

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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