THINGS TO DO

Saturday, December 15

Muskogee Christmas Parade
The Magic of Michael Grandinetti
Wreath-Laying at Fort Gibson National Cemetery
Interested Cookies with Santa
Fur Babies Adoptions and Rescue Adoption Event
Pay off your Mortgage in 5-7 Years and save over $100,000* in Interest -...
Christmas at The Roxy
MPHC Holiday Game Night Fundraiser
Escort Wreaths Across America
Underwood Christmas Open House
Dance
Oklahoma Kids!

Sunday, December 16

Santa's Reindeer Visit

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.)

Mary Lou Perry, 75

Born Saturday, August 7, 1943

Died Saturday, December 15, 2018

Obituary information pending.

Visitation:
•Monday, December 17th, 2018 - 01:00 PM to 05:30 PM - Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory 1830 N. York St. Muskogee
•Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 - 09:00 AM to 08:00 PM - Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory 1830 N. York St. Muskogee

Service:
•Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 - 11:00 AM - Fort Gibson Church Of Christ 806 S. Lee St. Fort Gibson

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Gordon L. Laster Sr, 84

Born Thursday, July 26, 1934

Died Thursday, December 13, 2018

Gordon Lesley Laster Sr., 84, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away Thursday, December 13, 2018. He was born July 26, 1934 in Tiptonville, TN to Theodore and Gladys (Sutton) Laster. Gordon attended public schools and completed his education in 1952.
He married the love of his life, Mary M. Francis. They shared more than 30 years of marriage when she passed in 1987.
Gordon worked for the Funsten Nut Company for many years. He later worked for the Oklahoma School for the Blind as a chaperone and retired in May of 2015.
Gordon will always be remembered as an avid OU football fan. He enjoyed going fishing and helping his best friend with their cattle business. He also liked to go to casinos in Tunica, MS.
Gordon attended the East Okmulgee Church of Christ.
He will greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary; his brothers, Willie Laster, Ray Laster, James Laster; and nephew, Chris Cook.
Gordon is survived by his son, Gordon Laster Jr; granddaughters, Carleigh Martin and Leslie Martin Steele; great-granddaughters, Akela Steele and Jaedin Steele, all of Muskogee; sisters, Betty Montgomery of Samburg, TN, Judy Smith of Troy, TN; along with several nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
The family will receive friends from 2-4PM, Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.
Funeral services for Gordon will be 2PM, Sunday, December 16, 2018 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Joey Keith officiating.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York St, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Samuel Burks, 68

Born Saturday, November 18, 1950

Died Thursday, December 13, 2018

On November 18, 1950, a bouncing baby boy was born to Sam and Katie Burks in England, AR. They named him Samuel Raypheal Burks, he was the youngest of seven children born to this union.

At the age of six Samuel and his family moved to Kansas City, MO, where he attended Kansas City public schools. Samuel accepted Christ as his personal Savior and also attended church with his mother.

In Missouri he was know as "Raypheal" and in Oklahoma he was know as "K.C."

As a young adult Samuel liked to "move around", little did he know in Oklahoma is where he would meet the love of his life, Mrs. Florastene "Doll Baby". They were married January 1, 1987.

After marriage his mother told Florastene that Raypheal liked to move around, so keep a tight reign on him. After eight years, their marriage drifted apart and as the old saying goes, "if you love me, set me free, and if I return, it was meant to be".

On December 13, at 1:09 a.m., the death angel came and said it is time to make one more move to Heaven Boulevard where his mother, father, sister, brother and aunt will welcome him.

Samuel leaves to treasure his memory, his wife of 32 years, Doll of the home, two daughters, five granddaughters, two sisters, two brothers, four sister-in-laws, four brother-in-laws, a special niece, Debbie and nephew, Curtis.

Graveside service will be held Friday, December 21, 2018, 2:00 p.m., Haskell Cemetery, Haskell, OK.

Viewing only at graveside service.

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

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Lee Alvin Slape, 95

Born Sunday, August 19, 1923

Died Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Lee Alvin Slape, 95, of Hulbert, Oklahoma went to be with his Lord and Savior on December 11, 2018. He was born on August 19, 1923 to Coy Henry Slape and Ida Lavina (Botts) Slape in Norwood, Oklahoma. Alvin attended Hulbert High School.
Alvin joined the United States Navy on September 30, 1943, serving during World War II. He received an honorable discharge as a Seaman first class on December 8, 1945 having served two years, two months, and nine days. His service career took him to Leyto Landings October 20, 1944 to November 18, 1944. He was aboard the USS Calvert serving at Marshal Islands, January 31, 1944 to February 18, 1944. Capture and occupation in Saipan and Tinian, June 15, 1944 to July 28, 1944. Lingayen Landing January 9, 1945 to December of 1945.
He married the love of his life, Pagie Dewain Baker, on April 4, 1945 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. They shared over 73 years of life and marriage together. They continued running cross breed stock cattle from that time to present. Alvin and his wife owned and operated a Grade A Dairy for 43 years in the Norwood community of Cherokee County. His family was selected as farm family of the year for Cherokee County in the early 60’s.
He became a Bank of Cherokee County Board Member in 1975. Alvin was a valuable member who served and helped the transition of new ownership in the bank. He even hosted board meetings in his home on several occasions; when the bank was being remodeled and when he had a knee replacement. Alvin continued to be important to the bank until he retired in 2014 after serving for 39 years. He also served as a board member for Norwood Public Schools and a charter member of Norwood Lakeview Baptist Church for many years.
Alvin loved his family very much and enjoyed spending as much time as possible with them. He will be missed by everyone who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Coy and Ida Slape; two granddaughters, Lisa Faye Richardson and Karren Jane Fryar.
Alvin is survived by his loving wife, Pagie Slape of the home; children, Larry Slape and wife Patsy of Hulbert, OK, and Shirley Flaska and husband Jim of Fort Gibson, OK; grandchildren, Darren Fryar of Fort Gibson, Dana Homier and husband Sam of Arcadia, OK, and David Slape of Hulbert, OK; great-grandchildren, Chelsea Moffett and husband Kyle of Fort Gibson, OK, Carlee Fryar of Fort Gibson, OK, Ann Homier and Brittany Homier both of Arcadia, OK; step grandsons, Jay Flaska and wife Monica of St. Joseph, MO; step grandson, Tom Flaska of St Joseph, MO; step great-grandchildren, Isabella and Celia Flaska of St. Joseph, MO; step great-grandson, Cameron Reynolds of Muskogee, OK; step great-great grandchildren, Stryker, Makenna, Beckham and Kamdynn Reynolds; and many other family members and friends.
Alvin’s family will be receiving friends 5:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M., Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.
A celebration of Alvin’s life will be 1:00 P.M., Friday, December 14, 2018 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bobby Botts officiating. Interment will follow at Citizen’s Cemetery with Will Botts, Tim Leatherman, Paul Howe, Albert McMahan, Ronnie Kneeling and Kyle Moffett serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenny Cantrell, Carl Gibson, and Joe Benge.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York St, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Elena Beth Gutierrez, 54

Born Friday, January 10, 1964

Died Sunday, December 9, 2018

Elena Beth Gutierrez was born January 10, 1964 in Espanola, New Mexico to Arturo and Donna Martinez. Although Elena had lived in various locations, she chose to build a life in Muskogee, OK. A fun, loving, and caring individual, she was extremely loyal and protective of her sisters and mother growing up. Nena, as known by family and friends, was the most kind hearted lady. She had a smile that could grab anyone’s attention and would embrace you with a hug like she had known you forever. In 1991, Nena married Roman Gutierrez and from this union came three wonderful children Angelica, Catalina, and Roman Miguel. Her three children meant the world to her. Nena’s number one job was being a magnificent mother. Her love for them was best shown through conversation and anyone who talked with her would walk away knowing every detail without ever meeting them. When her grandchildren were born, she eloquently took on the Nana role with such pride and joy. No matter the hardships, Nena faced each one with unbreakable determination and will to overcome any obstacle. Her strength was fueled by the wonderful relationship with God and the love of her church family.
On December 9, 2018 Nena won her battle when she was called home to be with God.
She is survived by her three children, Angelica Gutierrez and her sons Braylen and Jaleel, Catalina Gutierrez and her daughter Adrianna, and Roman Gutierrez; her mother, Donna Martinez; her siblings, Christe Brown, Lealynne Martinez, Daryl Martinez, and Barry Martinez; along with countless other aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Arturo Martinez; her cousin, Mark Walters; and both maternal and paternal grandparents.
A family conducted memorial service will be 2PM,Saturday, December 15, 2018 at New Community Church in Muskogee.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the family at Armstrong Bank account under the names of Angelica Gutierrez, Catalina Gutierrez and Roman Gutierrez.
Cremation services provided by Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory, 1830 N York St, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Rena “Genevia” Sanders, 95

Born Saturday, December 16, 1922

Died Saturday, December 8, 2018

Rena “Genevia” Sanders of Webbers Falls, Oklahoma was born in Blackgum, Oklahoma to James Hardy Lee and Mary Alice (Trammell) Martin. Genevia passed away on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Gore Nursing Center at the age of 95. She married the love of her life, Thomas Franklin Sanders, on May 31, 1941. They were married for 52 years until the passing of Frank on June 18, 1993.
Genevia was a supporter of The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and crocheting. Genevia loved pretty flowers and enjoyed growing a garden up to the age of 94. She loved animals especially her dog Sybil and her cat Mittens. Genevia loved her family very much and loved spending as much time as possible with them. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved her.
Genevia was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her brothers, Lester, Jack and Chester Martin; sister, Opal Martin; and grandson, Anthony Shawn Hyslop.
Genevia is survived by her children, Shirley Spradlin, Lavonne Garner, Charles Sanders and wife Lisa, Linda Fleming and husband David, Donna Scott and husband Larry, Bobbie Montgomery and husband Schuyler; 26 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; 27 great-great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-great-grandchild.

A celebration of Genevia’s life will be 2:00 P.M., Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Round Mountain Church with Rev. Jeff Green officiating. Interment will follow at Round Mountain Cemetery with Rowe Hyslop, Brian McDaniel, Leon Frost, Michael Robertson, Tyler Scott and Jonathan Sheffield serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Hyslop, Robin McDaniel, Kenny Frost, Charles Franklin Sanders, Bradford Martin Sanders, Matthew McDaniel, Colton Montgomery and Casey Sanders.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York St, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Joyce E. Eller, 85

Born Thursday, August 10, 1933

Died Saturday, December 8, 2018

Joyce Elaine (Long) Eller was born August 10, 1933 to James Augustus “Gus” Long and Essie Irene (Humphrey) Long. She passed from her earthly life on Saturday, December 8, 2018 surrounded by her loved ones. She was 85 years old.
Joyce married the love of her life, Orville Junior Eller, on September 19, 1951. Her family recalls the story she told them that she saw him at the age of 12 as she was friends with his sisters, and thinking he was quite handsome, decided she was going to marry him, and she did! Together they worked hard to build a successful dairy farm and raise five children. She worked for a brief time for the telephone company as an operator before having children.
Joyce was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She thought the “babies” should have unrestricted access to candy, ice cream, and pop when visiting her house. “Nanny” thought she has the smartest and best looking grandchildren and great-grandchildren in the world. Their pictures were in every nook and cranny in her home. She was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking and cleaning. She never made just one pie. She would make Junior’s and each child’s favorite everytime she baked making a cinnamon roll with any leftover dough. Joyce and Junior opened their home to anyone needing a place to stay.
Joyce was saved while attending Keefeton Assembly of God Church in Keefeton, Oklahoma. She has missed dad every day for the past eleven years. Her greatest desire was to be able to live out her days in their home until her final home going. She was able to do this with the help of some fine ladies, Johnna Downing, Geraldine Cannon, and Cheryl Sexton. Thank you for the care and companionship you provided.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Orville “Junior” Eller; grandson, Waco Lee Eller; daughter-in-law, Ellen Barbara Jean Lawhorn Eller; brothers, James “Bucky” Long, Wayne Long, and Sherman Long; sisters, Katherine Long, Nancy Greene Fanton, and Sally Robertson; and Junior’s family.
She is survived by her children, LaDonna Edwards (Steven), Randy Eller (Vicki), Robert Eller (Susan), Lea Ann Herriman (Steve), and Roger Eller (Nancy); grandchildren, Kris Edwards (Lori), Kaitlynn Schneider (Tyler), Brandi Cook (Marc), Joshua Eller (Debbie), Ryan Strunk (Tyler), Jayson Eller, Derek Eller, Brooke Mathis (Cliff), Bethany Clark (Nick), Rachel Hannon (Daniel), Bailey Eller, (MaRanda); Richie Morris (Amber), and Chad Morris (Mandy); great-grandchildren, Chandler Mathis, Camden Mathis, Colt Mathis, Wyatt Strunk, Zane Strunk, Brodi Cook, Braden Cook, Jace Hannon, Mackenzie Hannon, Hayden Eller, Maggie Murphy, John Wayne Eller, Hudson Clark, Sawyer Clark, Allyson Edwards, Kasper Eller, Kactus Eller, Kassidy Eller, Morgan Morris, Mabrey Morris, and Karsyn Morris; sister, Faye Curry (Steve); aunt, Allene Mae Featherson Blankenship; sisters-in-law, Mildred Paris, Dessie Hobbs, Saundra Parker, Sandra Eller, Cookie Eller, Bennie Eller, and Maygene Eller; brother-in-law, Wayne Mullen; along with many cousins, nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Funeral services celebrating Joyce’s life will be 10AM, Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Darren Wright officiating. Interment will follow at Brushy Mountain Cemetery with Kris Edwards, Joshua Eller, Bailey Eller, Tyler Strunk, Nick Clark, Marc Cook, Cliff Mathis, Daniel Hannon, and Tyler Schneider serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Woods, Keith Long, Brian Long, and Steve Curry.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York St, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Marland H. Holbert, 71

Born Tuesday, December 24, 1946

Died Friday, December 7, 2018



On December 24, 1946 in Boley, OK, Edgar “Jack” and Estella Bell Holbert welcomed a son named Christian. His uncle, Reverand Moses Herbert Bell, asked his sister to rename him with his initials M.H. Thus he became Marland Henry.

Marland was raised in Nuyaka, OK joining the family with siblings Myrtle and Harvey. Marland attended Nuyaka High School, and he was a talented basketball player and graduated with the class of 1965. After high school he briefly attended Connors State College then enlisted he in the U.S. Army. During his tenure, he traveled to Germany, Turkey, Belgium, and Vietnam and was honorably retired after 20 years of service. After retirement he worked at the US Naval Computer and Telecom Service in Baltimore, MD for 23 years.

Marland loved living on the East Coast and had many friends who were more like family. He frequently visited the VFW and enjoyed many home cooked meals from a plethora of friends. Marland was always willing to lend a helping hand or a listening ear to all who needed it. He was a lifelong Dallas Cowboys fan and loved cheering for the Oklahoma City Thunder. He was a great guy who will be missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Harvey and James Thomas, and sister, Darnisha Holbert.

He leaves his legacy to one loving son, Marlanda “Jackie” Thompson of Bartlesville, OK; grandchildren, Justin Thompson and Rudi Thompson; sisters ,Myrtle Thomas Dennis and Esther “Tish” Hollier of Okmulgee, OK and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

To his Aberdeen, MD family, he truly loved you and spoke very highly of the good times shared with you. Thank you for being an extension of his family and caring for him unconditionally.

A Home Going Service is scheduled, Thursday, December 13, 2018, 10:00 a.m., Precious Memories Chapel, 607 E Fifth St., Okmulgee, OK; interment will follow in Ft. Gibson National Cemetery, Ft. Gibson, OK.

Visitation, Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

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

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Betty Sue Broyles, 84

Born Wednesday, September 12, 1934

Died Thursday, December 6, 2018

Betty Sue Broyles, 84, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away on Thursday, December 6, 2018. She was born on September 12, 1934 to George Watt Padgett and Opal Mae (Menees) Padgett in Webbers Falls, Oklahoma. Betty graduated from Muskogee Central High School with the class of 1952.
After graduating from high school, Betty moved to California. While there she met and married Jim Gilmartin Sr., who was in the US Navy. They were stationed in California and Hawaii. While on active duty, Jim passed away suddenly. About a year later, she met and married Clifford Broyles. After Cliff serving his country faithfully for 23 years, they retired and moved back to Betty’s hometown, Muskogee, OK, where they were active members of the community.
She enjoyed spending time with her family and cooking for them whenever she had a chance. Betty loved being a mother and a wife. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Opal Padgett; her husband, James Gilmartin, Sr.; husband, Clifford Broyles; siblings, Myrtle Mueller, Virginia Ingram, John “Bill” Padgett and George Padgett.
Betty is survived by her children, James Gilmartin, Jr. and wife Dawn, Susan Gilmartin, Brenda Forbes and husband Curt and John Broyles; grandchildren, James and Christina Gilmartin, Katie and Klint Impson, Tori and Chuck Eberhardt, Elizabeth Broyles, Christopher and Bethany Gilmartin, Meredith Gilmartin, Nathan Broyles, Jason Forbes and Jonathon Forbes; numerous great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert Padgett and wife Judy, Col. Jerry Padgett and wife Anne, and David Padgett and wife Pam; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members.
Betty’s family will be receiving friends 5:30P.M. – 7:30P.M., Monday, December 10, 2018 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers Betty’s family has requested memorials be made to the Alzheimer Foundation at: http://alzfdn.org/support-us/donate.
A celebration of Betty’s life will be 10:00A.M., Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jesse Bible officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery with Betty’s sons and grandsons serving as pallbearers. Serving as honorary pallbearer will be Dr. Gary Lambert.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York St, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Freddie Mae Stokely, 89

Born Tuesday, March 5, 1929

Died Thursday, December 6, 2018


Mrs. Freddie Mae Stokely was born March 5, 1929 in Okmulgee, OK; to the proud parents, Albert Moore and Grace Coleman Moore. She was one of seven children born to this union.

She received her primary education in Okmulgee, OK; graduating with the class of 1948 with the historic Dunbar High School.

Freddie Mae loved to cook. She was the best cinnamon roll and dinner roll baker you'd ever wanna taste. She also enjoyed different levels of crafting. She also enjoyed quilting.

Mrs. Stokely was absolutely in love with the singer, songwriter and entertainer, James Brown.

She professed her love for Christ at an early age and attended the Church of the Living God until she was unable to attend but remained faithful in her walk with Christ. She was also a member of Heroines of Jericho.

Freddie Mae went home to be with the Lord, December 6, 2018.

Preceding her in death are her parents, siblings, Granver Lee, Alvin Moore, William "Bill" Moore, Marguarite and Lucille Headspeth, her sons, Robert Gallimore Sr., Derrick Hood and Michael Stokely.

Those left to cherish her memory include, her daughter, Grace Hood, her siblings, Cordell Moore, Clara Jane McDowell, her grandchildren, Talisha, Dajuan, Tyrone, Colleta, Robert, Selecia, Michael, Derrick Jr., Kelsey and a host of great-grandchildren along with nieces, nephews, cousin and friends that will miss her.

A Home Going Service is scheduled Monday, December 17, 2018, 10:00 a.m., Precious Memories Chapel, 607 E. Fifth Street, Okmulgee, OK; with Rev. Greg Richardson eulogizing. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Okmulgee, OK.

Visitation will be Sunday, 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

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

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Leveta Jo McConnell, 77

Born Tuesday, September 16, 1941

Died Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Leveta Jo (Johnson) McConnell, 77, of Gore was born September 16, 1941 in Muskogee, OK to Everett and Nola (Hammonds) Johnson and peacefully passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at her home with her family by her side.
Leveta met, fell in love with and later married Charles McConnell on May 6, 1977 in Stigler, OK. A marriage that stood the test of time of 41 years. She was an avid sports fan and attended all of her grandchildren’s sporting events. She was a huge Thunder basketball and Atlanta Braves fan. At Christmas, she would sew Christmas stockings for all the grandchildren. She lived in the Gore area for the last 41 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; Everett and Nola Johnson; brothers, Clarence Johnson, Tom Johnson, JD Johnson and Elbert Johnson; sister, Pauline Goble; and grandson, Colton Andrews.
Those left to cherish her memory; husband, Charles of the home; sons, Gary Andrews and wife Sherri of Webbers Falls, Bret Andrews of Gore, Tad Andrews and wife Becky of Broken Arrow; daughters, Melissa Sumpter and husband Steve of Gore, Gayla Johnson and husband Waylon of Sallisaw; grandsons, Jordan Andrews and wife Amanda of Webbers Falls, Logan Andrews and wife Kali of Muskogee, Dakota Andrews of Gore, Isaac and Seth Andrews of Broken Arrow, Steven Sumpter of Gore, Beau Johnson of Sallisaw; granddaughters, Chelsea Andrews of Gore, Hali Schmille and husband Spencer of Sallisaw and Taylor Johnson of Riverside, California; great grandchildren, Laiken Andrews, Stetson Andrews, Raylee Wiedel, Ava Andrews, Audrie Andrews, Ace Romine, Sawyer Schmille, Ty Sumpter and Tate Sumpter; brothers, R.L. Johnson and wife Carol and William Johnson; sisters, Owetta Goad and Carolyn Stricker; extended family and many friends.
A memorial service to celebrate Leveta’s life will be held 11AM Monday, December 10, 2018 at Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home Chapel, Fort Gibson.
A private family inurnment will be in the South Bethel Cemetery in Braggs, OK.
The family of Leveta Jo McConnell has entrusted her cremation and service to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home, Fort Gibson. 918-478-2555 Online condolences may be left at clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com

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William V. “Bill” Bull, 89

Born Wednesday, July 3, 1929

Died Wednesday, December 5, 2018



William Venton “Bill” Bull, 89, long time businessman of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 with his family by his side. He was born on July 3, 1929 to Fredrick Nolton Bull and Louise (Vest) Bull in Mansfield, Arkansas. Growing up Bill attended Fort Gibson Public Schools. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and received an honorable discharge.
Bill married the love of his life, Earldean Walters, in February of 1951. They spent many years of life and marriage together.
Bill owned and operated both Bill Bull Motors and Bill Bull Chrysler Dodge for many year. He was State Representative in 1963 and was also the youngest Mayor of Fort Gibson, elected at the age of 21. Bill bought the first fire truck for the town of Fort Gibson. He was the secretary for Muskogee County Election Board from 2004-2012.
Bill was a member of Fort Gibson First Baptist Church for many years. He enjoyed watching all kinds of sports on TV. He loved his family very much and loved spending time with them whenever he had the chance. Bill will be forever missed by everyone who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fredrick and Louise Bull; his wife, Earldean; step-daughter, Lynn Grant; siblings, Nolton Bull, Jim Bull, Bob Bull and Mary Ellen Taylor; and granddaughter, Melissa White.
Bill is survived by his children, Roger Bull and companion Pam Villines of Muskogee, OK, Dena Leach and husband Ronald of Fort Gibson, OK; grandchildren, Michelle Leach of Broken Arrow, OK, Leslie Bull of Muskogee, OK, Joe Landers and wife Becky of Haskell, OK, Stephanie Hutchens and husband Thad of Collinsville, OK, and Jeremy Landers and wife DeeDee of Fort Gibson, OK; great-grandchildren, Kiley Hyslope, Mason Hyslope, Alli White, and Avery White; brother, Jerry Bull of Houston, TX; his secretary of 43 years, Mareyn Lewis; and many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Bill’s family will receive friends and family members 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M., Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel.
A celebration of Bill’s life will be 11:00 A.M., Monday, December 10, 2018 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with his brother-in-law, Butch Cook officiating. Entombment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery with Raymond Taylor, Bart White, Ronald Leach and Robert Eller serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Charlie Randolph, Larry Garrison, Judge Mike Norman, Ben Robinson and Weldon Stout.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York St, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Mamie F. Street, 101

Born Monday, September 17, 1917

Died Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Mamie Street, 101, left this life on December 4, 2018 at The Bridge Assisted Living Facility in Longmont, CO.
She was born at home on a farm near Westerville, Ohio on September 17, 1917 to John and Nellie Holter. She was the second child with one older brother and three younger brothers. Her life spans the use of horse and buggy, no indoor plumbing, using coal oil lamps for lights, not having a refrigerator, to all of the conveniences that we enjoy today. She never had a dishwasher at home except for her children. She was in high school during the great depression and it left an indelible mark on her with respect to money and making do with what she had.
When World War II came along, she went to work for Curtiss-Wright making airplanes. She started as “Rosie the Riveter,” installing rivets but then moved to engineering to help manage change orders.
Near the end of the war she decided she needed a job with a future so she moved to Kansas City to go to airline school. She was hired in Kansas City but soon moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma to work at that airport.
In Tulsa, she met Mack Street and married him within five weeks on May 2, 1946. She continued to work for the airline until her oldest son was born. They opened their own restaurant in 1958. In 1964, the Street family moved to Strang, Oklahoma so that their three boys would grow up on 300 acres of land.
Mamie was involved with her sons and was a staunch proponent of higher education. She also had a strong work ethic which she passed on to her sons. She contended that if someone else could do or make something then so could she. This attitude was also instilled in her sons. She was extremely proud of her sons and they meant the world to her.
Mamie was a faithful Christian and served throughout her life. She quoted scripture frequently.
She is survived by her three sons and their families, Bill and Mary Ann Street of Midlothian, VA, John and Pam Street of Pearland, TX, and David and Ellen Street of Longmont, CO. She had seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren (with one more on the way).
Thank you to The Bridge Assisted Living and Suncrest Hospice for their loving care of Mamie.
Funeral services celebrating Mamie’s life will be 10AM, Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Strang First Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Spavinaw-Strang Cemetery in Strang, OK.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials can be made to the Strang First Baptist Church, 106 N East St, Strang, OK 74367.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York St, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Daniel “Danny” Lee Walsh, 64

Born Monday, August 23, 1954

Died Monday, December 3, 2018

Services Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 1;00 P.M., Fort Gibson National Cemetery

Daniel "Danny" Lee Walsh - Obituary
Daniel also known as "Danny" passed this life on Monday, December 3, 2018 at the Veterans Hospital in Muskogee, Oklahoma at the age of 64. He was born on August 23, 1954 to Daniel Albert Walsh and Bonita Jean (Hoag) Walsh in Tulsa , Oklahoma.
"Danny" graduated in 1972 from Memorial High School in Tulsa and his family said he was very smart and loved mathematics and computers. After serving in the US Air Force, he furthered his education at TCC earning his Computer Science Degree. He loved music and enjoyed watching NASCAR races and Dale Earnhardt Jr. was his favorite driver.
"Danny" was preceded in death by his mother, Bonita, his stepmother, Lori Walsh and one brother, Sean Walsh.
He is survived by his father, Dan, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, one daughter, Heather Walsh, of Tulsa ,Oklahoma and one sister Gina Preble of Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Three nieces, Trisha Lagunas, Sara Kennedy, and Danni Ballard, one nephew Johnny Honeycutt and many other family members and close friends.

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Ruth “Louise” Seabolt, 90

Born Friday, January 13, 1928

Died Monday, December 3, 2018

Ruth Louise Epperson Seabolt was born on January 13, 1928 on a Friday to Bill and Mary Ellen Force Epperson in Boynton, Oklahoma. She passed away Monday, December 3, 2018 at her home.
She attended all of her school years at Boynton Public Schools.
Louise worked for Brockway Glass as an inspector and retired in 1990 after
forty-two years of service.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Floyd, who passed on November 29th, 2014; along with her parents; brothers, Junior and Jack Epperson; infant sister, Carolyn; sister, Wilma Jean Lovelady; son, Jearl Albert Dillard; and grandson, Kevin Dillard.
Louise is survived by her son, Carroll Dillard and wife Darlean; daughter, Patricia Gail Parker and husband Dale; brother, Carl Epperson and wife Joyce; sister, Shirley Ann Bever and husband Jim; sisters-in-law, Anna Epperson and Wilma Epperson Smith; grandchildren, Jacob, Toni, Tana, Sherry, Stacie, Missy, and Jessica; 14 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; two special cousins, Corene Curtis and Delsie Haley; aunt, Florine Wheeler; along with many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
The family will receive friends from 5:30-7:30pm, Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.
Funeral services celebrating Louise’s life will be 9AM, Friday, December 7, 2018 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Mrs. Linda Sizemore officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Gibson National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dale Parker, Kerry Legarda, Shannon Prophet, Sherry Morris, Jacob Tinsley, and Larry Keese.
The family would like to express a very special “Thank you” to the staff of Encompass Home Health and Compassus Hospice for the care and compassion shown to Louise.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or online at www.alz.org.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York St, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Bobby Lee Jones Sr. , 87

Born Wednesday, April 22, 1931

Died Monday, December 3, 2018

Bobby Lee Jones Sr. passed from this life December 3, 2018 at his home in Muskogee, Oklahoma, at the age of 87. Bobby was born April 22, 1931 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Plez and Fronia Jones. He grew up and attended schools in the Muskogee area, graduating from Muskogee Central High School in 1949. While still in high school he owned and operated his own dairy farm at his family’s home place.
He married the love of his life Kathryn Goad on July 12, 1951 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Bobby was a plumber/ pipe fitter belonging to Local Union 351. He retired from the Muskogee City Schools. Bobby taught welding at the Local 351 and also at the U of A in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Bobby was a faithful long-time member of Keefeton Trinity Baptist Church and was their treasurer for 35 years. He went on several expeditions to Turkey to look for Noah’s Ark on Mount Ararat. He then married his second wife Brenda Crabtree on September 1, 2005 in Branson, Missouri.
Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, Prez and Fronia Jones; one sister Bonnie Lightle; two brothers, Jearld Jones and R.B. Jones (all of Muskogee); first wife Kathryn Jones; and second wife Brenda Jones.
He is survived by one son Bobby L. Jones Jr. and wife Argie of Roland, OK; daughter Dianne M. Miller and husband Larry of Nashoba, OK; step-daughter Michelle Hunter and husband Tim of Muskogee, OK; step-daughter Keli Liles of Muskogee, OK; sister-in-law Syble Jones; brother-in-law Avis Goad of Muskogee ; niece Charlotte Dunn and husband George of Muskogee; grandchildren, Bobby Charles Jones of Warner, OK, Melissa Barnes and husband Raymond of Porum, OK, Patrick Miller of Muskogee, OK, Tracie Jones of Roland, OK, Paul Miller of Dallas, TX, Robert Miller of Oklahoma City, OK; step-granddaughter, Tori Liles of Porter, OK; great-grandchildren, Tony Barnes, Makayla Barnes, Jailen Jones, Danielle Barnes, and Lily Davis.
A celebration of Bobby’s life will be 2:00 P.M., Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Keefeton Trinity Baptist Church with Reverend Adrian Totty officiating. Interment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery in Muskogee, OK. Pallbearers will be Bobby’s grandsons and great-grandsons.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York St, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.


Visitation will be held 1:00pm-4:00pm Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 @ Cornerstone Funeral Home

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