Saturday, April 20

Easter Egg Hunt
Easter Egg Hunts at the USS Batfish!
2nd Annual Glow In The Dark Egg Hunt
Free Banjo Clinic! - Earl Scruggs Style
Easter Celebration
JJ Baldwin & Casey West Live @ Max’s Garage
Candy From Heaven Helicopter Candy Drop
The Choice
Women's Professional Basketball Team Tryouts
Harley Tinsley
9th Annual WISH benefit
"Celebrate 420 On Broadway"
Movie Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Honor Heights Park - Azalea Festival
420 Grand Opening Party
Downtown Muskogee Walking Tour
Oklahoma Open/Concealed Carry Class (OSDA Class)
Chalk it Up with Keya
Traveling Exhibition: Blessings of Liberty & The Bill of Rights
Journey To Jesus

Sunday, April 21

Easter At Genesis
Annual Easter Services & Egg Hunt
The Choice
Easter at New Community Church
Honor Heights Park - Azalea Festival
Easter Sunday Services
Traveling Exhibition: Blessings of Liberty & The Bill of Rights
Home Church of Muskogee Gathering/Discussion
Christian Life Class - Jonah - You Can't Outrun Grace
Young Couples' Class - "Think Differently"
Sunday Celebration Service 10:30 AM
Easter 8:30am Experience
Easter at Eastside
Margaret Artist Taylor - Citizen of the Arts Award
Easter...The Life
Easter Sunday
Easter 11:30am Experience
Easter Sunday!

Monday, April 22

Ceremonial Swearing In: Evelyn Hibbs, Ward 1 City Councilor
Honor Heights Park - Azalea Festival
Traveling Exhibition: Blessings of Liberty & The Bill of Rights
April Foundations
MIN 4523: American Indian Ministry Internship 2019
Financial Fitness at Your Library
Microsoft Excel II - An Intermediate Course
Responsible Beverage Service & Sales Training (RBSS) - Muskogee

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.)

John Hammans, 62

Born Monday, July 23, 1956

Died Thursday, April 18, 2019

John Hammans, 62, Porum, Oklahoma passed away Thursday, April 18, 2019. He was born on July 23, 1956 to James Hammans and Geneva (Plunkett) Hammans in Dumas, Arkansas. He enjoyed going hunting and fishing and spending time with his family and friends. John will be missed by everyone who knew and loved him.
John is survived by his sons, James Hammans, John Hammans, Jr. and wife Megan, and Billy Joe Hammans; brother, Wayne Hammans and wife Sandra; grandchildren, Kayden Hammans, Britney Hammans, Makiya Shell, Darien Hammans, Dylan Hammans, Derec Vallejo, Kaden Hammans, Shasta Hammans, John David Hammans and Katlyn Hammans; and many other family members and friends.
No service information at this time.

Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory

Dorothy N. Garrison, 99

Born Sunday, May 4, 1919

Died Monday, April 15, 2019

Dorothy Nadine Garrison of Muskogee, OK, died peacefully in her sleep in her home on April 15, 2019, three weeks shy of her 100th birthday. She was born to Earl C. Byers and Florence Opal Kelly Byers on May 4, 1919, and was predeceased by John D. Garrison, her husband of 66 years and a veteran of WWII; a daughter, Sandra Parkison; a great-granddaughter, Kristina Rockwell; a great-grandson, Jere Durham; and a sister, Virginia O’Dell.
Dorothy loved her family and expressed that love in many special ways over the years. One beloved tradition she started over 60 years ago was to give every family member a Christmas stocking, hand-made by her and unique to each person. She made her last 3 stockings in 2018, at 99 years old – one each for a new spouse to a great grandson, a great-great granddaughter, and a great-great-great grandson. She was also diligent in keeping a diary for over 60 years and built a library - in chronological order - of photo albums of family photographs, something which the entire family has enjoyed looking through at every family occasion.
One job Dorothy had outside the home was as a motor pool driver at the Muskogee Army Air Field in 1945 during WWII, transporting officers and enlisted men. She also taught sewing lessons at Singer Sewing Machine in the 1940’s, worked at S&Q Clothiers through the 1960’s and early 70’s, and later was a designer with Cagle’s Flowers for her sister, Janey Boydston.
Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Griffin and Teresa Honeyman; 8 grandchildren, Robin Russell, David Durham, Kevin Kelly, Gina Rockwell, John Parkison, Bryan Davis, Becky Blair, and Matthew Cannon; 23 great-grandchildren, Laura Shields, Brandon Farnam, Derek Turley, Jay Durham, John Durham, Chelsea Durham, Joshua Durham, Brian Kelly, Joshua Rockwell, Aaron Rockwell, David Parkison, Jacob Parkison, Brian Marler, Stephanie Callihan, Allison Dupy, Christopher Davis, Blake Davis, Hailey Blair, Hayden Blair, Lilly Cannon, Isaiah Cannon, Jaxson Burns, and Berkley Cannon; 10 great-great grandchildren, Sammy Shields, Deaven Turley, Ethan Turley, Damian Turley, Demi Turley, Nehemiah Serino, Ayden Morris, Ethan Rockwell, Eleanor Dupy and Benjamin Marler; and 3 great-great-great grandchildren, Danya Shields, Benjimen Lewis and Jaxson Lewis; a sister, Janey Boydston, and numerous cousins and extended family.
The family will greet friend from 5:30-7:30pm, Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 2130 W. Okmulgee, Muskogee, OK on Friday, April 19th at 1:00 pm, with burial at Memorial Park Cemetery.
If so desired, memorials can be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church or a charity of your choice.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York Street, Muskogee, Oklahoma. Condolences may be made to the family online at

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Cecil Edwards Swepston, 63

Born Thursday, March 15, 1956

Died Sunday, April 14, 2019

Cecil Edward Swepston, 63, of Fort Gibson was born in Tahlequah, OK on March 15, 1956 to Owen Walter and Anna Bell (Qualls) Swepston and departed this life early Sunday morning April 14, 2019 at his home with his loving family by his bedside.
Cecil had 11 siblings and was raised in the Keys area where he graduated 8th grade. Cecil became a self-sufficient adult at an early age. During his sophomore year in high school, he began working at a pest control company and worked a second job to support himself. After a short time, he went to work at Love Bottling. On May 2, 1974 he married the love of his life, Sharon Guinn and of that union came two daughters. During the early years of their marriage Cecil worked on a ranch in the Peggs area and then at the Oklahoma State Highway department. In 1978 he settled in his career at Fort Howard which later became Georgia Pacific as a welder/millwright and retired from there in the early 2000’s. Cecil worked hard to make life easy for his family, spending many late nights cutting wood to sell after putting in a long day at the paper mill.
Cecil loved to coon hunt and spent many years fighting chickens, which he was very successful at. When he became interested in cattle and horses, he used every opportunity to learn by surrounding himself with people with the right knowledge. He rode bulls at a young age and began team roping as he got older, winning several saddles and instilling a love for horses in both of his daughters. After raising cattle and horses for years, Cecil and Sharon decided to turn back to her showing roots, and quickly became competitive at a National level with boer goats, having the National Premier Sire several years running. His core values of integrity, honesty, hard work and dedication made Broken S Ranch one of the most successful and respected show quality boer goat production operations in the Nation.
After years of Sharon planting the seeds, in 1990 Cecil gave his life to the Lord and began his ministry. After visiting several different churches, he found his place in Sharon’s home church- the Tahlequah Church of God 7th Day. He served in many different capacities before being called to Pastor. He not only served as Pastor to the Tahlequah church, but would also travel to other churches. Serving the Lord was his passion and he shared that with others at every opportunity.
As the grandkids grew and became interested in 4-H and FFA, Cecil turned his focus to supporting not only them, but many other kids in the schools surrounding them, hoping to give each child the best opportunity they could to learn the valuable life lessons the FFA and the livestock industry provides. Year after year Cecil supported the Fort Gibson local show, the Muskogee Regional livestock show, sponsored kids at convention and other events, and would instigate a bidding war in a heartbeat to raise money at the annual pie auction. He will be missed by all that knew him.
Cecil is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Eva Nell Slover, Sue Trammel and Georgia Ann Price; brothers, Bobby York, Jimmy York and Bill Price; his in-laws, Fred and Ruby Guinn.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Sharon of the home; daughters, Sherry Greathouse and husband James of Fort Gibson; and Shannon Vahdatipour and husband Chuck of Fort Gibson; grandchildren, Chase Gifford and fiancé Leah Steelmon, Shelby Gifford, Megan Greathouse, Emma Gifford, Abby Vahdatipour and Raygan Greathouse; sister, Debbie Gardesser and husband Ronnie of West Siloam Springs; brothers, Charles York and wife Janice of Tahlequah, Wade Swepston of Texoma and Ray Swepston of Texas; sister in law, Kathy Scott of Fort Gibson, many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and many friends.
A visitation will be held Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home in Fort Gibson with the family receiving friends 5PM-7PM.
A service celebrating Cecil’s life will be 2PM Thursday, April 18, 2019 at the Crescent Valley Baptist Church in Tahlequah with Reverend Chip Hinds, Reverend Glen Rowan and Reverend Bud Ullrich officiating.
Committal prayers and interment will follow in the Hendricks Cemetery in Tahlequah with James Greathouse, Chuck Vahdatipour, Chase Gifford, Raygan Greathouse, Justin Scott and Kolby Martin serving as casket bearers.
Honorary casket bearers are Ronnie Gardesser, Randy Trammel, J.R. Patterson, JB Trimble, Bob Lindenfelser, Bill Stanton, Mark Berry, Micah York, David Taylor, Mitchell York, David Stanley, Gary Gillam, Ron Dilley, Clue Anderson, Mark Seabolt, Hank Johnston, Clay Myers, Anthony Maher, Jerry Harris, David Woodward, Walter Maher, Bryan Craig, Albert Guinn, Nathan Martin, Randy Witt, Bobby Trammel, Brent Townsend, Jon Landers, Ron Leach, David “Booger” Deskin, Kevin Hart, Dustin Finch, Randall Rochell, Earl Peacock, Glen Ryals, Jimmy Fort, Keith Hardbarger and all the buddies that shared in his coon hunting, cock fighting, team roping and goat showing adventures.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations in Cecil’s name to Edward Jones, attn: Broken S Ranch Youth Livestock Fund, PO Box 458, Fort Gibson, OK 74434.
The family of Cecil Edward Swepston 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

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Kevin D. Collins, 33

Born Thursday, April 10, 1986

Died Friday, April 12, 2019

Kevin Dean Collins, 33, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away on Friday, April 12, 2019. He was born on April 10, 1986 to Jerry Dean Collins and Cheryl Ann (Pike) Collins in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He married the love of his life, Geralyn Marie Dow, on January 10, 2005, in Muskogee, Oklahoma. They shared 14 years of life and marriage together.
Kevin was a handyman and worked as a fence installer and landscaper. His most important job was being a father to Lexie and Megan. He adored his girls and loved raising and watching them grow. Kevin loved riding four-wheelers with his girls, going fishing and building things with wood. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys Fan and liked trucks and playing loud music. He loved his family very much and will be forever missed by everyone who knew and loved him.
Kevin was preceded in death by his grandma, Willie Ray; and grandparents, Juanita and Vestal Jordan.
He is survived by his loving wife, Geralyn of the home; daughters, Lexie and Megan Collins both of Muskogee, OK; parents Jerry and Cheryl Collins of Muskogee, OK; sister Michelle Johnson and husband Kent of Wagoner, OK; brothers, Brian Pinkston and wife Whitney of Van Buren, AR, Keith Collins, and Casey Collins both of Muskogee, OK; nieces and nephews, Kody Johnson, Skyler Pinkston, Grant Pinkston, Kennedy Pinkston, Brynlee Pinkston, Paige Collins and Rylie Collins; and many other family members and friends.
A celebration of Kevin’s life will be 11AM, Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor John Overton officiating.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory, 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences may be made to the family online at

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Roy Keith Davis, 68

Born Monday, July 24, 1950

Died Thursday, April 11, 2019

Roy Keith Davis, 68, of Wagoner, Oklahoma passed peacefully on Thursday, April 11, 2019. He was born July 24, 1950 in Eufaula, Oklahoma to Alex Travis Davis and Eugenia (Beck) Davis.
Keith graduated with the class of 1968 from Midway High School.
He served our country as a member of the United States Army during Vietnam. Prior to his honorable discharge in 1971 Keith was awarded the: National Defense Service Medal; Combat Infantryman’s Badge; Army Commendation Medal; Bronze Star Medal; Vietnam Campaign Medal; Vietnam Service Medal w/Bronze Service Star and Silver Star Medal.
He was preceded in death by his father, Alex Davis; brother, Ronald Davis; and son, Travis Davis.
Keith is survived by his mother, Eugenia Davis of Council Hill; sons, Ron Davis and wife Jo Anna of Muskogee, Joe Davis and wife Betsy of Tahlequah, and Bryan Davis of Stockton MO; grandchildren, Georgia King of Tulsa, Lauren Davis, Kelton Davis, Cassidy Henshaw, Travis Davis, Harley Davis; siblings, Vickie Constein and husband David, Susan Kelton and husband Robin of Muldrow, Bryan Davis and wife Shirley of Council Hill; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, extended family and friends.
The family will receive friends from 2-4PM, Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.
Funeral service celebrating Keith’s life is 2PM, Monday, April 15 at FBC Muskogee with Dr. Lance Sawyer officiating. Interment will follow at Hitchita Lackey Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Jim Bob Hendrickson, Dusty Crawford, Petey Ross, Shane Focht, Willy Crooch, and Monty Hart. Honorary pallbearers are Kevin Davis, Dustin Davis, and Alexander Constein.
The family requests in lieu of flowers memorials be made to Fostering Hope, 917 W Broadway St, Muskogee OK, 74401.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York Street, Muskogee, Oklahoma. Condolences may be made to the family online at

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Dr. John D. Beal, 80

Born Thursday, September 1, 1938

Died Wednesday, April 10, 2019

John Delaney “Doc” Beal, longtime veterinarian, walked into the loving arms of Jesus on April 10, 2019. He was 80 years old. John was born September 1, 1938-Chicago, IL to parents Roscoe & Elynore (Siuszko) Beal. He was a graduate of John Marshall H.S. class of 1956-Los Angeles, CA. He received an Associate in Arts-Glendale College, B.S. in agriculture/animal husbandry-California State Polytechnic College-Pomona, CA, where he was also a gymnast, cheerleader, Mr. Cal-Poly, champion boxer, and member of Alpha Zeta Fraternity Delta Chapter. He served in the Air Force Reserves as an electrical engineer at Sheppard AF Base, TX. He took leave from the AF and hitchhiked, in his uniform, from Texas to Oklahoma, so he could marry his sweetie, Barbara Jane Greer-Muskogee, OK in 1962. The couple moved to Stillwater, OK, where he completed his doctorate in veterinary medicine (DVM)-Oklahoma State University (OSU) class of 1969. Go Pokes!
Upon graduation the family moved to California as Doc started his career in equine/bovine and companion medicine. In 1972 the family settled in Muskogee, OK. where he practiced large/small veterinary medicine for 46 years. Doc had a passion for animals. He operated on a white Siberian tiger, worked on numerous exotic animals, and had a soft spot for felines and German Shepherds. Doc had many accomplishments: first chair trumpet-LA youth orchestra, original founder/president-Muskogee Humane Society, Dale Carnegie speaker/educator, lifelong member of American Veterinary Medical Association/Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association, and board member for OSU Veterinary College admissions. He held numerous roles at: Boulevard Christian Church, Christian Center, and served the last 20 years at Praise Center Family Church. He loved antique cars, junk metal, music, dancing, motorcycles, milk/cookies, ice cream, and potato chips. He LOVED mealtime, whether alone or with family/friends. He always said, he’d work until they threw dirt on his grave. Well, he did just that. He loved serving the community and caring for your special fur babies.
John was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by: wife Barbara (Greer) Beal, his sons: Dr. J. Martin Beal-Tulsa and John W. Beal-Colorado, his daughter JuliAnne (Beal) and her husband Peter D. Smith and grandson Sullivan-Tulsa, sister Geraldine (Beal) Greer-Aiken, SC, brother Grayson Beal-Sutter Creek, CA, cousin Dr. Robert Rubin-Santa Rosa, CA, brother-in-law David Greer/family-Pryor, OK, and numerous Beal/Greer Family-Oklahoma and California.
“Vaya Con Dios Doc!”
Condolences: Barbara Beal, 701 West 71st street south, Tulsa, OK 74132
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York Street, Muskogee, Oklahoma. Condolences may be made to the family online at

Service will be held 10:00am Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Muskogee, OK.

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Cynthia “Cid” Lee Sears, 59

Born Thursday, September 17, 1959

Died Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Cynthia Lee “Cid” Sears, 59, of Muskogee was born September 17, 1959 in Glendale, CA and peacefully passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2019 in Muskogee, OK.
Cid grew up in California where she received her formal education. She continued on to Point Loma Nazarene University in California. She later moved to Fort Gibson, OK and started her career with the Muskogee Phoenix as a Sales/Account Manager and later became a Senior Sales Executive. Her job and her family where her passions in life.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory are her sons, Trevor and wife Logan of Wagoner, OK; Ian and wife Ashli of Sanger, TX; granddaughter, Sloane Sears of Sanger, TX; grandsons, Zane and Croy Sears of Wagoner, OK; and Tripp Sears of Sanger, TX; parents, Ray and Ester Smith of Washington; brother, David Smith of Washington; biological mother, Elizabeth Nagy of Los Angeles, CA; aunt, Xenia Nagy of Los Angeles, CA; former husband, Doug Sears of Texas; extended family and many friends.
Cid is preceded in death by her biological father, Jeno Ference Nagy.
A service celebrating Cid’s life will be held at a later date.
The family of Cynthia Lee Sears has entrusted her care and cremation to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home, Fort Gibson. 918-478-2555.
Online condolences may be left at

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Johnny Herbert Hoover, 90

Born Wednesday, April 3, 1929

Died Monday, April 8, 2019

Johnny Herbert “John” Hoover, 90, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away on Monday, April 8, 2019. He was born on April 3, 1929 to Jess Sovier Hoover and Dorothy Ann (Plummer) Hoover in Junction, Texas. John served in the United States Army during the Korean War and received an honorable discharge.
He married Georgia Fay VanZant, on August 21, 2003 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. John adored Georgia and loved spending as much time as possible with her and his family.
John worked for Goodyear Tires as a test driver for many years. He was also the Owner of Marathon Motel. John was a hunting guide for a South Texas Ranch. He loved going hunting and fishing. John loved his family very much and will be missed by everyone who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jess and Dorothy Hoover; brothers Henry Hoover, George Hoover, and Lee Hoover; sisters, Ruth and Arlene.
John is survived by his loving wife, Georgia Hoover of the home; daughter Debbie Shelton and husband Dub of Gallatin, TN; sister, Lillian Pape of Stockdale, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews who all adored him.
A celebration of John’s life will be 1PM, Monday, April 15, 2019 at Haskell City Cemetery with Pastor Billy Parker officiating.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory, 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences may be made to the family online at

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Lydia A. Randolph, 65

Born Friday, July 3, 1953

Died Sunday, April 7, 2019

Lydia Ann Randolph, 65, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma passed away Sunday, April 7, 2019. She was born July 3, 1953 in Aztec, New Mexico to Orlando Jacques and Mary Louise (Gallegos) Jacques. She attended public school and graduated from Bloomfield High School with the class of 1971 and furthered her education at San Juan College.
Lydia worked as an Account Specialist in the banking industry for many years where she made many friends and acquaintances.
She married her best friend, Perry Lee Randolph, on December 11, 2004 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. They shared more than 14 years of life and marriage together.
She was preceded in death by her father, Orlando Jacques.
Lydia is survived by her husband, Perry, of the home; son, Ryan Eades of Tulsa; mother, Mary Louise Jacques of Bloomfield, NM; sisters, Delilah Pacheco, Doris Estrada (JD), Michelle Lange (Darren), Lisa Elvidge (Marshall), all of New Mexico; brother, Ronald Jacques (Lora) of Montana; aunts, Bernice Smith of Ardmore, OK, Stella Brown of Show Low, AZ; uncle, Rev. Don Jaquez and wife Mary of Muskogee; stepchildren, Walter and April Coen, Nick and Cristy Shepard, James Randolph and Derek Williams, Mike and Sarah Hammer; grandchildren, Carson Eades, Chloe Eades, Caleigh Eades, along with numerous other grandchildren; great-grandchildren, Aden Royce Cortez, and several other great-grandchildren; along with numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Lydia was loved by many and will be greatly missed.
A memorial service celebrating Lydia’s life will be 5PM, Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Don Jaquez officiating. Honorary pallbearer will be Eric Jaquez.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory, 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences may be made to the family online at

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Judith Ann Weiher, 72

Born Monday, March 3, 1947

Died Saturday, April 6, 2019

Judith Ann Weiher, known to her family as Mama Ju, passed away April 6th, at 1:47am with her family by her side. She was the first born to Charles and Louise McGrew of Warner, Oklahoma.
She is survived by her three sisters, Jeannie McGrew of Roland, Oklahoma, Celia Thomas of Edmond, Oklahoma, and Hayley McGrew of Huntsville, AL; brother-in-law Joe Washum and Della Washum.
This loving, caring and wonderful woman has left a permanent mark etched on our hearts and will be missed by her husband and best friend of 54 years, Roy Weiher; children Kerrielyn Scroggins and husband Jamie of Bentonville, Ar., Randy Weiher and wife Lydia of Jones, OK.; grandchildren Christopher Scroggins, Cody Scroggins, Dylan Weiher, Canon Weiher, and Mason Weiher; and sister-in-law, Della Washum and husband Joe. Judy will be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Family was the center of Judy’s life as told by the incredible number of pictures she would take of her family. Her home and heart were always open, and she was family to everyone who knew her.
Now her battle is over, the fight has been won, her struggle has come to an end. Our family finds comfort in knowing she is with our Lord and Savior forevermore.
Viewing for Mama Ju will be 9:00am-8:00pm Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.
We will celebrate a life well lived 10:00am Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Warner First Baptist Church. She will be laid to rest in Warner Cemetery.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York Street, Muskogee, Oklahoma. Condolences may be made to the family online at

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Tyrone Evans, 43

Born Wednesday, January 14, 1976

Died Saturday, April 6, 2019

Tyrone Evans, age 43, a resident of Okmulgee, OK, transitioned, Saturday, April 6, 2019.

Arrangements pending.

House of Winn Funeral Homes

Terrill Dean Kizzia, 49

Born Friday, August 15, 1969

Died Saturday, April 6, 2019

Terrill Dean Kizzia, 49, of Braggs, Oklahoma passed away Saturday, April 6, 2019. He was born on August 15, 1969 to Billy Terrill Kizzia and Sheila Faye (Nuckolls) Kizzia in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Dean graduated from Braggs High School and also attended the University Of Oklahoma where he played baseball. He also attended Eastern State College, Connors State College and South Eastern State University where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree.
He married the love of his life, Tracie Lecrone, on April 4, 2014. They spent 5 years of life and marriage together.
Dean worked as a crane operator and an iron worker in the construction industry for many years. He loved playing baseball, going fishing, and spending time with his brothers and his family. Dean loved his family very much and they will miss him dearly.
He was preceded in death by his father, Terry Kizzia; daughter, Mayson Kizzia; grandparents, Bill and Bea Kizzia, and Richard Nuckolls; uncles, Ronnie and Larry Kizzia; and aunt, Debbie Hawarth.
Dean is survived by his loving wife, Tracie; son, Ryker; daughters, Autumn, Chelsea Kizzia, and Morgan Kizzia; step-daughter, Grace Lane; mother, Sheila Kizzia; sister, Trenda Mackey (Wes); brothers, Jamie Kizzia (Kerri), Tucker Kizzia (Sarah), Mike Kizzia, and Garrett Kizzia (Callie); grandmother, Betty Nuckolls; nephews, Parker, Payton, Aaron, and Corey York, Austin Kizzia, Kutter and Kaiser Kizzia, Jaxon, Cage, William, Jordan and Jaden; and one special niece, Rian Kizzia, and Ashlynn, and Jaycee; and countless aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and teammates who he dearly loved.
A family visitation will be 5:30PM-7:30PM, Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.
A celebration of Dean’s life will be 2PM, Thursday, April 11, 2019 at South Bethel Cemetery with Rev. Richard Nuckolls officiating. Interment will follow the graveside service with Danny Bell, Kevin King, Frankie Posch, Doug Olinger, Dennis Tice, Greg Jones and Paul Coburn serving as honorary pallbearers.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York Street, Muskogee, Oklahoma. Condolences may be made to the family online at

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Lillie Mae Seymore, 89

Born Sunday, December 15, 1929

Died Friday, April 5, 2019

Lillie Mae Seymore, age 89, homemaker, resident of Okmulgee, OK went home to be with the Lord, Friday, April 5, 2019 in Rebold Manor Nursing Home, Okmulgee, OK.

Graveside Service will be conducted, Monday, April 15, 2019, 11:00 a.m., Sacred Heart Cemetery, Grayson, OK.

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

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Mary T. Puleo, 95

Born Monday, October 15, 1923

Died Thursday, April 4, 2019

Mary Theresa Puleo of Cumming, Georgia, went to be with Jesus on April 4, 2019 at the age of 95.
Mary was born in Albany, New York on October 15, 1923. She was the daughter of Italian immigrants, Daniel and Susan Cerone. In 1941 Mary graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School, in the Bronx. She married the love of her life, Christopher, on August 26, 1945 at Church of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Bronx, NY. They began building a family together and relocated to Queens, NY, eventually settling in Port Jefferson, Long Island until their retirement to Port St. Lucie, Florida.
Mary loved to sing and used her talent at many community events throughout her life. Often given the honor of opening ceremonies with our National Anthem. She enjoyed dancing as well. Mary was a loyal Yankees and Joe DiMaggio fan. Memories of her singing, “Joe, Joe DiMaggio, we want you on our side”, fill her children’s mind. She was a wordsmith and avid reader, continually filling in crossword puzzles and beating everyone at scrabble. She was a lover of family and of her country. Serving as the President of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary. She was active with her church in helping to distribute food to the needy in her community. Mary worked as a receptionist for a local pediatrician’s office on Long Island. Her greatest joy in life was being surrounded by her family.
Mary is predeceased by her husband of 69 years, Christopher, her son, Richard, her parents, Daniel and Susan Cerone, her brother, Carmine Cerone and sister, Antoinette Dellairo.
Mary is survived by her sons, Christopher and James, daughter-in-law, Myriam, daughter, Mary Jane Rogan and son-in-law, Kerry Rogan, as well as eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
The family will be receiving visitors on Sunday, April 7 at Ingram Funeral Home in Cumming, GA, from 6:00-9:00. A private family funeral is scheduled. Mary will be laid to rest with her husband at Fort Gibson National Cemetery in Gibson, OK, on April 9, 2019.

Clifford D. Garrett Family Funeral Home

Charlotte Ann Slape, 75

Born Saturday, July 31, 1943

Died Monday, April 1, 2019

Charlotte Ann Slape, 75, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away on Monday, April 1, 2019. She was born on July 31, 1943 to Ernest Howard Featherston and Flossie (Ervin) Featherston in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Charlotte was a High School Graduate. She was happily married to her husband, Wayne Slape, for 30 years.
Charlotte worked as a secretary at ACME for over 30 years. She loved her job and all of her coworkers. She loved going fishing with her family and taking car rides. Charlotte loved her family very much and loved taking care of them. She will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her.
Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Flossie Featherston; son, Jerry Davis; sister, Connie Gorton.
She is survived by her husband, Wayne Slape of the home; daughters, Shari Lewis and husband Jack of Muskogee, OK, and Shelli Jiles and husband Michael of Hulbert, OK; grandchildren, Courtney Lewis, Kayleigh Webb and husband Jesse, Jack Lewis and wife Ciara all of Muskogee, OK, Trevor Jiles and Allie Jiles of Hulbert, OK, Wade Davis and wife Nicole of Tampa Bay, FL, and Brant Davis of Norfolk, VA; great-grandchildren, Nathan, Kevin and Garrett Webb of Muskogee, OK, Addyson and Hunter Lewis of Muskogee, OK, and Aubree Davis of Tampa Bay, FL; sister, Edie Climer; and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Charlotte’s life will be 2PM, Friday, April 5, 2019 at Greenhill Cemetery with Rev. Kelly Payne officiating.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory, 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences may be made to the family online at

Visitation: 9:00am-5:30pm Wednesday, April 3, 2019 and 9:00am-8:00pm Thursday, April 4, 2019.

Service will be 2PM, Friday April 5, 2019 at Greenhill Cemetery in Muskogee.

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Daisy Maud Wyse, 95

Born Friday, September 28, 1923

Died Sunday, March 31, 2019

Daisy Maud Wyse was born in Muskogee, OK on September 3, 1923 to Jeremiah and Blanche (Davis) Curry. She was born at a hospital in Muskogee, OK. She was the only one of the 5 children born in a hospital. The others were born by midwives. Her siblings all preceded her in death. Their names were Amos, Clarence, Emmett and Inez.

Daisy attended Wharton Chapel A.M.E. Church in Red Bird during her earlier years. She grew up in Red Bird and attended Miller Washington School. In 1942 she moved to OKC, OK and finished high school there. Daisy worked at a drug store in Oklahoma City. She met and married J.W. Wallis is 1950, this union was later dissolved.

She went to live with her aunt Luddie B. Davis in Los Angeles, CA and later went to live with Emmett, her brother, in Seattle, WA. She worked at the Naval Air Station where she met her husband, John Wyse. He was in the navy and after he passed away Ms. Daisy moved back to Red Bird, OK.

Daisy united with Shiloh Baptist Church in Red Bird, OK. She taught the Adult Sunday School Class and was a member of the Missionary Society. She sang solo’s and played the piano for the choir. She always said “we let her bang on the piano.” Daisy was a faithful member until her health began to fail.

Daisy volunteered many hours at the Coweta Manor Nursing Home. She was a very independent woman who would rather help others. Her favorite color was blue. She said she liked all food but never has eaten much and her favorite chips are the sour cream and onion ones.

She leaves to cherish her memories, her niece Alberta (Leo) Townsell, Red Bird, OK, nephew, Alfred (Ruby) Curry, Red Bird, OK and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

A Home Going Celebration will be conducted, Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. in the Shiloh Baptist Church, Red Bird, OK, with the pastor, Rev. Derrick Mitchell, officiating. Interment will follow in Red Bird cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday, 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

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

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