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

Ruby F. Rowan, 92

Born Monday, February 6, 1928

Died Saturday, October 24, 2020

Obit coming soon.

Service 10:30AM Friday, 10/30/2020, Fort Gibson First Baptist Church. Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home, Fort Gibson. Online condolences clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com

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Marie L. Maxey, 58

Born Sunday, July 15, 1962

Died Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Marie Louise (Ercanbrack) Maxey was born July 15, 1962, in Muskogee, OK to Cecil and Lena Ercanbrack. She departed this earth October 21, 2020, at Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City, OK with her beloved husband and sons by her side.
Marie was a lifelong resident of Muskogee, OK, and attended Muskogee Public Schools. She married Anthony Howard in 1983 and to this union, Cody Allen Howard and Tyler Wade Howard were born.
In her early years, Marie enjoyed dancing and was a longtime student at Isabel Cockle Dance Studio. She attended St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, where she loved being a member of the handbell choir. Marie had an eye for floral design and was the proud owner of a floral shop. She continued that love for plants and flowers later in life, with her favorite hobby of gardening.
On June 7, 1999, Marie received a life-saving heart transplant. She defied all scientific odds by living over two decades with her new heart. Her donor’s family would be so blessed to know her life was not only saved, but fully lived by their gift. Marie never let her health hold her back or keep her down, she had a fierce determination to live her life and never miss a thing.
In December of 1999, she married Jerry Maxey. With this union, her dream of becoming a “girl” mom came true with her bonus daughter, Heather Maxey. Marie could not have lived the wonderful life she did without the boundless love and support of her husband, Jerry. He was the ultimate husband, friend, and caretaker.
Marie had a great love for holidays and special occasions. She was a talented cook and made her family their favorite dish and dessert for their birthday each year. Every holiday was her “favorite” …. Fireworks on the 4th of July, handing out candy to Trick-or-Treaters on Halloween, filling Easter baskets, baking Christmas candies, stuffing stockings, and spoiling everyone with gifts. There was never a doubt how much Marie loved you with her endless giving.
Her proudest accomplishment was becoming a mother and, most recently, a Mimi. She showed her sons fervent love and unconditional support until her last breath. She loved her grandsons with every ounce of her being, Radley and Ryker brought her more joy than words could ever explain. If you were ever around her in the last few years, she would be quick to show off pictures of her grandsons. They will deeply miss out on having their Mimi here on Earth, but will have the best guardian angel a boy could dream of.
Marie was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Bruce and David Ercanbrack.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry Maxey of Muskogee, OK; her sons, Cody Howard and wife Lindsey Howard of Muskogee, OK; Tyler Howard of Tulsa, OK; her bonus daughter, Heather Maxey of Coweta, OK; her father-in-law, Emmitt Maxey of Muskogee, OK; her sister, Penny Ponton and husband Carl of Arlington, TX; her brothers, Marcel Ercanbrack of Muskogee, OK; and Wayne Ercanbrack of McAlester, OK; sister-in-law, Teri Maxey Cox of Muskogee, OK; numerous nieces, nephews, many friends, and her most cherished grandsons, Ryker and Radley Howard of Muskogee, OK.
A memorial service Celebrating Marie’s life will be 9AM Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Muskogee, with Father Richard Cristler officiating.
The family of Marie Louise Maxey has entrusted her service and cremation to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home, Fort Gibson, OK. 918-478-2555. Online condolences may be left at clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com


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Bradley George Dillon, 19

Born Friday, May 18, 2001

Died Monday, October 19, 2020

Our beloved boy, Bradley George Dillon was born on May 18, 2001 to Brandy Boyd and Bruce Dillon. Brad entered Heaven's Gate on October 19, 2020, met by the Lord Jesus; his father, Bruce Dillon; his Gran, Angela Callison; his grandfather, Claude Dillon; and his grandfather, Ricky Boyd; and many, many other family members. He was also preceded by his great -grandparents, Robert and Velma Callison; great-grandmother, Iva Boyd; and great-uncle, Michael Callison.
Brad is survived by his mother, Brandy and step-father, Terry Wheeler; his brother, Zac Dillon; sister, Whitney Boyd and children; and his step-sisters, Brie and Reagan; his nephew, Ayden and mother Allie; great-grandfather, Patrick " Pops" Boyd; his grandmother, Jan Dillon; and Grand-Dad, Dwight Humphrey. Bradley has a large and devoted family with uncle Joe and Erica Neves and their children; great-aunt, Jean Callison; great-uncles, Larry Sanders, Bob and great aunt Debbie Callison and their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; great-aunt, Susan Callison and her stepson Ronnie Neves and Kayleigh Tomlinson and their son; his uncle, Terry and aunt, Rachel and sons; and aunt, Sheila Dillon and son; great-uncle, Duke Boyd and children; and aunt, Tracy Parson , who has loved and adored him since his birth. He leaves his special friends, Jadon Gandy, D.J. Gandy, Aaron Mills, John Thomas, and many, many other lifelong friends.
Brad is loved and adored beyond measure by his mother and his family. He was the miracle grandchild and a special blessing for his family, and grandmothers, Angela Callison and Jan Dillon took special care to make sure that all things were possible when it came to Brad. His special great-grandfather, Patrick Bradley Boyd, his namesake, called " Pops" by Brad, loved and cared for him every day and every minute. Brandy is grateful to Ronnie Neves and what he meant to Bradley and what Bradley meant to him. Ronnie was so important to Bradley.
Brad was an exuberant young man, with a zest for living every day to the fullest extent, and always with his big, beautiful smile. Brad saw the good in everyone. He liked to fish, to brag about his catches and loved having his own special fishing hole. He was generous, never met a stranger and loved being with his longtime friends. Bradley loved being with his family and friends where he could joke and laugh. He loved the holidays when everyone was together.
Bradley ' s memory will always be cherished by his mom, Brandy. He was so important, and he was Brandy's world. She is comforted by the love and concern of the family, Bradley's friends, and her many friends. Brandy is also comforted with the knowledge that her Bradley is in Heaven with his Heavenly Father; his father, Bruce; his grandparents; and the other family members who are now together in Paradise. Brandy knows there are no tears in Heaven and that Bradley is happy and well, and in good hands.
Brandy would like for Bradley' s legacy to be that of an exuberant, energetic, lovable, big hearted, generous young man, who loved his friends and family with all his heart. And, most of all, he was brave.
Brad’s family will greet friends 6PM-8PM, Friday, October 23, 2020 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.
A celebration of Brad’s life will be 10AM, Monday, October 26, 2020 at Timothy Baptist Church with Pastor Kelly Payne officiating. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 North York St, Muskogee, Oklahoma. Condolences may be made to the family online at http://www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Emma Jean Montgomery, 91

Born Monday, January 28, 1929

Died Monday, October 19, 2020

"Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross" Emma Jean Montgomery, age 91, a long time resident of Okmulgee, transitioned, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 in Hillcrest Hospital-South, Tulsa, OK, with family at bedside.

A Home Going Celebration will be conducted, Friday, October 30, 2020 at 11 a.m. in the Precious Memories Chapel at House of Winn Funeral Home-Okmulgee, with minister Ronald Smith, eulogizing. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020 beginning at 1:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M.


MASKS MANDATORY AT ALL SERVICES

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

House of Winn Funeral Homes

TROY RAYFORD DUNCAN, 78

Born Tuesday, September 8, 1942

Died Monday, October 19, 2020

Troy Rayford Duncan, 78, of Warner, Oklahoma passed away on October 19, 2020. He was born in Hayward, California on September 8, 1942 to Troy Duncan and Prebble Mozelle Duncan. He graduated from Canute High School in 1960 and then went into the military. Later after being discharged from the military, he continued his education receiving an associate degree. Troy worked for Cross Telephone for many years until later retiring in 2007.
He married the love of his life, Carolyn Louise (Grove) Duncan, on August 14, 1964 in Clayton, New Mexico. They shared 56 happy years of marriage together.
He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1966. Troy was also a member of the Shriners Association, Masonic Lodge, and the McAlester Consistory. Troy served as a volunteer firefighter for 20 years and served as mayor of Warner, Oklahoma for many years.
He was preceded in death by his father, Troy Duncan; mother, Prebble Mozelle Duncan; parents-in-law, William and Sammy Bowen; brother-in-law, Joe Grove of Clute, Texas.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Duncan of Warner, Oklahoma; son, Troy Duncan II and wife Julie of Tupelo, Mississippi; son, Mickey Duncan of Muskogee, Oklahoma; son, Spencer Duncan and wife Charlene of Owasso, Oklahoma; sister, Sara Lawanda Mitchener and husband Steve of Jones, Oklahoma; brother, Donald Duncan and wife Shari of Nixa, Missouri; sister-in-law, Charlene Taylor and husband Bill; grandchildren, Justin Duncan and wife Lisa, Britany Vance and husband Chris, Tyler Duncan, Bradley Duncan, Baylee Duncan, Nikki Duncan, and Chloe Duncan; great-grandchildren, River Airmet, Charles Duncan, and Ariel Vance.
A celebration of Troy’s life will be 2PM, Friday, October 23, 2020 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Rick Brooks officiating. The family would like to thank the VA, The Oklahoma Health Care Solutions, Community Health Care and Physician’s Choice Hospice for the care given to Troy Duncan. In lieu of flowers the family would prefer donations be made to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 North York St, Muskogee, Oklahoma. Condolences may be made to the family online at http://www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.


Service: 2PM, Friday, October 23, 2020 @ Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel.

Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory

Corene Curtis, 85

Born Sunday, October 13, 1935

Died Sunday, October 18, 2020

Corene Curtis, 85, of Oktaha, Oklahoma went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 18, 2020. She was born on October 13, 1935 to Deola and Inas (Smith) Epperson in Boynton, Oklahoma. She grew up attending Boynton public schools and graduated from Muskogee Central High School. Corene married the love of her life, Melvin “Dolan” Curtis, on May 29, 1953 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. They shared many happy years and memories together.
She faithfully served the Lord and was an active member of Checotah Assembly of God Church. Corene loved to cook, tend to her gardens, going to church and garage sales. She loved spending time with her family as much as she could. Corene will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Deola and Inas Epperson; her loving husband Dolan Curtis; brother, Charles Epperson; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law.
Corene is survived by her son, Randy Curtis of Muskogee, OK; daughter, Sherri Randolph and husband David of Oktaha, OK; grandchildren, Randall Dolan Curtis, Jr. and wife Sandra of Little Rock, AR, Danielle Ranee Curtis of Tulsa, OK, and William “Christian Andis of Oktaha, OK; step-grandsons, Kyle Randoph of Albuquerque, NM, and Chase Randolph of Muskogee, OK; great-grandchildren, Olivia Corene Curtis, Teddy Dolan Curtis, Ella Rose Mae Miller, and Edgar Eugene Olson; brother-in-law, Duane Curtis; sister-in-law, June Curtis of Louisiana; and wife Jeane of Checotah, OK; special relatives, Nancy Eller, Ronnie and Beann Epperson; special friends, Maudene Whitby and Linda Walley-Smith and several church ladies.
The family will receive friends 5:30PM-6:30PM, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel.
A celebration of Corene’s life will be 2PM, Thursday, October 22, 2020 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Bud Shackleford and Randall D. Curtis, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery with Christian Andis, Tony Epperson, Roger Eller, Chad Morris, Bobby Epperson and David Randolph serving as pallbearers.
Funeral Services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home. Condolences may be made to the family online at http://www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Alice Patricia Shelton, 76

Born Tuesday, September 12, 1944

Died Sunday, October 18, 2020

Alice Patricia (Henson) Shelton, 76, of Muskogee, OK was born September 12, 1944 to George H. and Evelyn (Steiner) Henson and peacefully passed away Sunday, October 18, 2020 in Muskogee, OK. She received her formal education from Muskogee Schools and graduated from Muskogee Central High School with the Class of 1963. After graduating, she continued her education by going to the College of Cosmetology in Oklahoma City. She made this her career for over 50 years, retiring in 2015. Alice was a member of the Roundup Club, where she shared her love for horses. She could be found horseback riding, when she and Richard were not looking for antiques at local flea markets. Alice was an animal lover and loved anything purple. Alice was preceded in death by her husband; Richard Shelton; brothers, Phillip and George Henson; and a sister, Peggy Stern. She is lovingly survived by her sister’s; Violet Riley of Porter, OK and Judy Whittenberg of Muskogee, OK; her brother, Mike Henson and wife Rhonda of Muskogee, OK; 18 nieces and nephews; and her adopted family, Brandi and Mike Broyles of Muskogee, OK. A visitation will be Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home in Fort Gibson with family receiving friends from 5PM-7PM. A Celebration of Alice’s life will be 2PM Thursday, October 22, 2020 at Timothy Baptist Church in Muskogee with Pastor Kelly Payne officiating. Committal prayers and interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Muskogee, OK with Bill Stern, Jeff Coe, Terry Elders, Ron Riley, Brock Henson and Michael Whittenberg serving as casket bearers. The family of Alice Patricia Shelton has entrusted her care, services and burial to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home, Fort Gibson, OK. 918-478-2555. Online condolences may be left for the family at clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com

Clifford D. Garrett Family Funeral Home

Romie L. Rose, 64

Born Sunday, June 24, 1956

Died Saturday, October 17, 2020

Romie Leonard Rose was born June 24, 1956 to Lewis and Idella in Chicago, IL. He was educated in Chicago Public School systems.

After graduation, Romie enlisted in the United States Marie Corp, where he was honorably discharged.

Romie accepted Christ in his life at an early age. He departed this life on Saturday, October 17, 2020. He was preceded in death by both parents Lewis and Idella, along with his older brother Albert.

He leaves to cherish his memory Christina Butler, Muskogee, OK, four children Michael and Dawayne (Victoria) Chicago, IL, and Christopher and Micah, Muskogee, OK; two sisters Linda Dyer, Muskogee, OK and Rene’ Bowman, Chicago, IL; three brothers Robert Dyer, Jacksonville, NC, Eugene Bridges (Dorothy), South Holland, IL, and Kevin Dyer, Kokomo, IN; one aunt Johnnie B. Gray, Rockford, IL; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

A Memorial Service will be conducted Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 12:00 Noon, House of Winn Precious Memories Chapel, 2200 Military Blvd, Muskogee, OK.

MASKS are MANDATORY at all SERVICES.

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

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Diana Lynn Sparks, 64

Born Friday, November 18, 1955

Died Friday, October 16, 2020

Diana Lynn (Rolland) Sparks was born on November 18, 1955 in Muskogee, Oklahoma to Donald and Norma (Cunningham) Rolland. Diana departed this earth on Friday, October 16, 2020 in Muskogee, Oklahoma at the age of 64. Diana grew up in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma and as the oldest of eight children, she spent her youth helping her parents care for her younger brothers and sisters, chasing cats into hayfields with a lit match, and coercing her little siblings into many other shenanigans. Diana attended Fort Gibson High School and graduated in 1975. She married Jimmy Sparks on December 6, 1975, and made their home in Fort Gibson, where they filled their home with love, laughter and three children, one daughter and two sons. She earned her Associates Degree from Bacone College in Muskogee. Diana worked for Oklahoma School Supply for several years in the 1980’s, and later as a clerk for W.W. Hastings Indian Hospital for 15 years, retiring in 2017. Diana was a member of the First Baptist Church in Fort Gibson, where she was a Sunday School teacher. She also spent many years volunteering her time to cook at the Kiamichi Church Camp. Diana and Jimmy spent many weeks road tripping across the country to visit various State and National Parks. She enjoyed camping, cooking, and rodeos, but her favorite pastime was spending time with her grandkids and family. She enjoyed spoiling each and every one of her grandchildren and attended every FFA event, soccer, softball, football, baseball, and basketball game, cross country and wrestling match that her grandkids were involved in. Diana held steadfast to her faith in the Lord and instilled in her family the love of Jesus Christ. Diana is survived by her husband, Jimmy, of the home, her daughter and two sons, Jaime Simmons and husband, Troy; Greg Sparks and wife, Peggy; and Jared Sparks and wife, Krissa, all of Fort Gibson, OK; grandchildren, Taylor Sparks, Isabella Nunez, Madelyn Cook, Madison Cook, Audrey Sparks, Andrew Sparks, Santana Nunez, Liliana Perez, Cash Sparks, and Ava Sparks; siblings, Pam Easton and husband David Holeman of Gore, OK, W. David Rolland of Fort Gibson, OK, Sammy Rolland and wife Malinda of Gore, OK, Tammy Williamson and husband Charles of Gore, OK, and Scott Rolland and friend Cindy Tackett of Muskogee, OK; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Diana was preceded in death by her grandparents, Charley and Leona Rolland and James David “Shorty” and Jessie Cunningham; her parents; two brothers, Terry Rolland and James Rolland; one nephew, Christopher Rolland, and one great nephew, Zachary Fry. Visitation will be Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home in Fort Gibson with the family receiving friends 5PM-7PM. A celebration of Diana’s life will be held Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 1pm at the First Baptist Church in Fort Gibson, OK with Tony Shaw officiating. Pall bearers for Diana will be Andrew Sparks, Santana Nunez, Cash Sparks, W. David Rolland, Sammy Rolland, and Scott Rolland. The family of Diana Lynn Sparks has entrusted her care, services and burial to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home, Fort Gibson. 918-478-2555. Online condolences may be left for the family at clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com

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JOHN LEE PROCTOR, 71

Born Monday, February 28, 1949

Died Thursday, October 15, 2020

John Lee Proctor, 71, passed away Thursday, October 15, 2020 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He was born to Dale and Mary (Morrisey) Proctor on February 28, 1949 in Miami, Oklahoma. He was a high school graduate.
He was a business owner of JV Software providing computer programming/analyst services to schools and businesses throughout Oklahoma and Arkansas. John was also a loyal employee and served Page Plus as the General Manager. John enjoyed many things including fishing, watching TV, water sports, and boating. He also loved family dinners, especially when he was the one grilling. Spending time with his family will always be his happiest moments. He was of the non-denominational faith.
John is preceded in death by his father, Dale Proctor; mother, Mary (Morrisey) Proctor; brothers, Dale Proctor, Jr., and Jonathan D. Proctor; son, David Lee Proctor.
He is survived by his son, John A. Proctor of Oktaha, Oklahoma; son, Michael S. Proctor and wife Ashley of Noble, Oklahoma; son, Jeromy S. Proctor and wife Kelly of Muskogee, Oklahoma; daughter, Tambra M. Lewis and husband Chris of Tulsa, Oklahoma; sister, Suzanne Tuttle and husband Larry of North Richland Hills, Texas; thirteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A private service will be held by the family to celebrate John’s life. Viewing will be from 9am-8pm on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral Services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home. Condolences may be made to the family online at http://www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Travis William Carter, 33

Born Monday, November 17, 1986

Died Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Travis William Carter, 33, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. He was born on November 17, 1986 to Roy Edward Carter and Sandra Rolen-Hill in Pawnee, Oklahoma. Travis grew up and attended Mannford High School from 2001-2005.
He loved football, basketball, boxing, and enjoyed playing pool and watching ESPN. Travis loved his family very much and enjoyed spending as much time as possible with them, along with his friends. He will be missed by everyone who knew and loved him.
Travis was preceded in death by his grandfather, Roy William Carter; and his father Roy Edward Carter.
He is survived by his mother, Sandra Sue (Rolen) Hill of Muskogee, Oklahoma; stepfather, Stephen Hill of Muskogee, Oklahoma; grandmother, Violet Carter of Cleveland, Oklahoma; sister, Melissa Smith of Mannford, Oklahoma; sister, Sara Bonniger of Muskogee, Oklahoma; nephew, Brendin Smith of Mannford, Oklahoma; uncles, Robert Carter and John Carter both of Cleveland, Oklahoma; numerous cousins and friends.
Cremation provided by Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 North York St, Muskogee, Oklahoma. Condolences may be made to the family online at http://www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Velma L. James, 80

Born Tuesday, April 23, 1940

Died Tuesday, October 13, 2020

On April 23, 1940, husband and wife, Jesse Porter Jr. and Laly (Wharton) Porter gave birth in Muskogee, OK to a sweet baby girl with the most prettiest hazel green eyes and sandy red hair and named her Velma Louise Porter. She was the 5th of 8 children born to this union.
At an early age she gave her life to Christ. Her love for attending church was so great, if you saw her walking on a Sunday morning, Sunday evening, or a Wednesday evening it was for certain she was on her journey to get to the House of God.
At the age of 19 she gave her hand in marriage to Wayne Jackson Jr. and to this union 4 children were born, Renita Davette, Johnathan Dewayne, Sherman Laron, and finally her girl LaDonna Francine. This marriage was dissolved and she later decided to remarry a very honorable man named David James. To this union a baby boy was born, Gregory Lamar. Total nuggets in her life, 4.

She completed her education and made the decision to be a homemaker. She enjoyed her life of being a homemaker for her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, etc. She loved cooking, baking, playing games, and had a love for walking, especially with her son Johnathan and/or niece Sherlyn. It was known to those who knew her that she had a heart for listening and helping others. If you ever needed her she would be right there to help. She was a very independent woman and if there was a task to be done she wouldn’t ask for help, she would just dress for the weather and start walking. At times she would get offered rides and sometimes she would take them and sometimes she would not. Another highlight to her year was enjoying the Annual Ladies Day with her Church of Christ sisters.

Preceding her in death, her husband David James, her parents Jesse Jr. and Laly Porter, sister Helen Porter, 3 brothers John, Jesse III and Larry Porter, brother in law Bill Gilkey, sister in law Irene Porter, special nieces Theresa Mae Gandy, Henryetta Dowdy.

She leaves in God’s care to cherish her sweet memories her children Johnathan Jackson, Muskogee, OK, Sherman (Catherine) Jackson, Muskogee, OK, LaDonna and Rudolph Shanklin, Tulsa, OK, Gregory James, Muskogee, OK; two sisters Norma Gilkey, Tulsa, OK, Delores Faye (Rolland) Jackson, Hercules, CA; brother Lonnie (Rosemary) Porter, Tulsa, OK; sister in law Edna Porter, Tulsa, OK; grandchildren Crystal Swarer, Jacory Bullock, Muskogee, OK, Brandon (Christian) Jackson, Fort Knox, KY, Jacob L. Jackson, Sapulpa, OK, Devin Presley, Jerrel Jackson, Bryson Clayton all of Tulsa, OK; great grandchildren Brandon Jackson Jr., Tashariah Jackson, Nyla and Lily Jackson, Bryson Clayton Jr.; nieces she helped to raise Linda Hitchye and Sherlyn Jefferson both of Muskogee, OK and a host relatives and friends.

A Home Going Celebration will be conducted Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 1:00 p.m., 18th & Denison Church of Christ, Muskogee, OK. Interment will follow in Booker T. Washington Cemetery.

Visitation will be Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

MASKS are MANDATORY at all SERVICES.

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

House of Winn Funeral Homes

Chenina Rae Miller, 51

Born Friday, September 12, 1969

Died Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Chenina Rae Miller, 51, entered Heaven’s gates on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. She passed away at Saint Francis Hospital South in Tulsa, OK.

Chenina was born in Muskogee to Alyn Miller, Sr. and Martha (Billy) Bunner on September 12, 1969.
She went to high school at Okay High School and graduated in 1987. She went on to earn a degree in Science from Bacone College.

Throughout life, Chenina was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She was a loving and devoted mother to her three children: her daughter, Whitney Rae Cleary and her two sons, Tommy Lee Miller, and Dennis Michael Bunner. She always put her children first in life and each of them trusted and depended on her regularly for love and support. She had a special bond with each of them and made sure throughout her life they knew how important they were to her and how proud she was of each of them. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her role as a Grandma to her grandson, Remington Ray Steele. Her grandson can attest to the fact that she had “the patience of a Saint” and never lost her temper with him or even raised her voice. Always supportive and encouraging, always wise and kind, she was always so immensely proud of him. She loved him more than anything else in life and always made that clear to everyone that knew her.

In 2012, she married David Southern and spent many years enjoying life with him until the very day he went to be with the Lord in 2018. Chenina spent many years of companionship with David and loved him deeply. She missed him and looked forward to the day that they would be together again.

Chenina will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. Her greatest treasures include Tommy, Whitney, Dennis, and Remington.

Chenina enjoyed spending time with her family and friends most of all. Her hobbies included painting, sketching, DIY projects, reading, writing, and uplifting and helping others. She enjoyed going to garage sales and antique sales. She was very creative and always had the most unique pieces.

Chenina was a lifelong member of Butler Creek Baptist Church. She had a strong relationship with the Lord and prayed for her family often.

Chenina was preceded in death by her husband, David Southern; grandparents, Lottie and Thompson Billy; brother, David Dusty Bunner; and cousins, Anita McBride, Brian McBride, and Paulette McBride.

She survived by her sons, Tommy Miller and Dennis Bunner; daughter, Whitney Cleary; grandson, Remington Steele; mother, Martha Bunner; brothers, Alyn Miller, Arrow Wilkinson, and Spencer Wilkinson; sisters, Dana Bunner, Tracy Bunner, Ree Wilkinson, and Tyra Wilkinson; aunt, Sharon McBride.


Visitation: 1:00-5:00pm, Saturday, October 17, 2020 @ Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel.
Visitation: 1:00-5:00pm, Sunday, October 18, 2020 @ Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel.
Service: 12:00pm, Monday, October 19, 2020 @ Butler Creek Baptist Church.
Interment: Butler Creek Cemetery

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Karen Kaye Newell, 60

Born Friday, July 15, 1960

Died Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Karen Kaye Newell, 60, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away October 13, 2020. She was born on July 15, 1960 to Charles Ralph Leggett and Aletha (Rainey) Groom in Muskogee, Oklahoma. She graduated from Muskogee, High School with the class of 1978. She attended Oklahoma State University. After college she went to work at the family business, Leggett Supply and worked there for over 40 years.
In the mid 90’s she bought her mobile home park. “Karen’s Court”, her park, was where she loved to be. She worked everyday at her park and enjoyed spending time with everyone there. Karen loved people and her customers, and they loved her as well. Karen loved kids and had what she called the snack shack at her park that she filled with pop, candy and popsicles.
Karen enjoyed going to auctions on Saturday nights. She loved anything outdoors. Karen loved Jesus and attended Boulevard Christian Church. She had a gift with words and could always make any situation better. Karen was witty and could tell the best stories. She was honest, compassionate, warm and could make friends with anyone.
She loved her daughter, Lacey with her whole heart and never forgot to tell her that. Karen was a proud Memaw and loved her grandkids more than anything. She loved spending time with her grandkids and cheering them on at all their ballgames. Karen will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Leggett.
Karen is survived by her loving daughter, Lacey Conley and husband Danny of Muskogee, OK; her loving companion and best friend, Mike Cockrell; mother, Aletha Rainey-Groom and husband Don of Muskogee, OK; step-mother, Susan Leggett of Muskogee, OK; grandchildren, Jake and Grace Conley of Muskogee, OK; siblings, Susan Lynn O’steen and husband Ray of OKC, OK, Mesha Sanchez and husband Tom of Tahlequah, OK, Stephanie Plant and husband Mike of Muskogee, OK, Brit Leggett and wife Sabrina of Bixby, OK, and Wade Leggett and wife Melisa of Morris, OK; and several nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
A celebration of Karen’s life will be 10AM, Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Boulevard Christian Church with Pastor James McCracken officiating. Interment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery with Jeremy Gawf, Wade Leggett, Brit Leggett and Jack Leggett serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Ray O’Steen and Mike Cockrell.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 North York St, Muskogee, Oklahoma. Condolences may be made to the family online at http://www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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William Louis Washum, 79

Born Saturday, February 15, 1941

Died Monday, October 12, 2020

William Louis Washum, 79, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away Monday, October 12, 2020. He was born on February 15, 1941 to Rufus “PeeWee” Washum and Helen Louise Washum in Fort Smith, Arkansas. William graduated from Warner High School and attended Connors State College.
He married the love of his life, Joy Christine Hill, on August 7, 1959 in Van Buren, Arkansas. They shared over 61 years of life and marriage together.
William was the owner of W.L. Washum Trucking until his retirement in 2000. He loved spending time with his high school friends and playing pool at his friend Chuck Wallis’ house. He also loved talking about trucks and his grandkids. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved him.
William was preceded in death by his parents, Rufus and Helen Louise Washum; brother, Fay Washum; and sister, Nellie Irene Aghas.
He is survived by his loving wife, Joy Washum of the home; son, Ron Washum and wife Anna of Broken Arrow, OK; brother, Joe Washum and wife Della of Harrah, OK; sisters, Helen Mowery of Wagoner, OK and Katherine Roemer, husband Harvey of Las Vegas, NV and Sybil Richardson and husband Bob of Vancouver, WA; grandchildren, Chrisi Caywood of Hunnington Beach, CA, Nicci Hopkins of Broken Arrow, OK, Chris Horn and wife Nina of Ft. Worth, TX, Christian Zaio and wife Mimi of Broken Arrow, OK, and Annie Zaio and fiancé Richard Wolfe of Coweta, OK; great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Brown of Hunnington Beach, CA, Chistopher Horn of Ft. Worth, TX, Adam Zaio and Liam Zaio of Broken Arrow, OK, and Legacy Hopkins of Broken Arrow, OK; and many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
A celebration of William’s life will be 2PM, Friday, October 16, 2020 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Greg Stephens officiating.
Funeral Services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home. Condolences may be made to the family online at http://www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Shirley M. Jones, 68

Born Thursday, April 17, 1952

Died Sunday, October 11, 2020

Shirley M. Jones, 68, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away Sunday, October 11, 2020. She was born April 17, 1952 in Maywood, California to Frank and Jennie (Madrid) Silva. She attended public schools and graduated from Sierra High School in California. Shirley married the love of her life, Dennis Gordon Jones, on May 27, 1990 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She loved her family and the Lord. Most of her time was spent taking care of the home and everyone who entered. Shirley will be remembered as everyone’s Grammie. She had a big heart and would do anything for anyone. She was the matriarch of the family and will be deeply missed. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Jones; father, Frank Silva; mother, Jennie Silva; brother, Bobby Silva; grandson, Gabriel Hill; great-granddaughter, Ali Elaine Thomas. She is survived by her daughters, Tina Gauna and Michelle Sides; sons, Joseph Hill, Michael Vallejo, and Danny Vallejo; sisters, Gloria Sanchez and Christine Valdez; brother, Billy Silva; grandsons, Alex Vallejo, Garrett Vallejo, Nolan Thomas, Dylan Hammans, Derec Vallejo, August Jones, Bradley Sides, Matthew Hill, Alex Velasquez, Brendon Vallejo; granddaughters, Baylee Hirano, Elsie Thomas, Christine Thomas, Darien Hammans, Dayla Vallejo, Francesca Hill and Jordan Vallejo; great-grandchildren, Hayden Hirano, Wyatt Hirano and Calvin Hirano; nieces, Karen Zaha, Rebecca Silva, Patricia Scott, Desiree Acosta, Lisa Silva, Stephanie Sliva and Ericka Silva; nephews, Ruben Valdez, Anthony Silva, Roland Silva, Bobby Silva, Jr. and Matthew Silva; great nephew, Joshua Zaha; great-great nieces, Olivia Valdez, Brisies Dobson, Jordi Zaha and Destiny Scott; great-great nephews, James Valdez, Maddon Zaha, Davis Zaha, Demitri Dobson, Lucian Dobson, Xavier Silva, Aries Cervantes, Persephone Cervantes, Aaron Acosta and Andrea Philipe. Shirley’s life will be celebrated at 2:00pm Thursday, October 15, 2020 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Floyd Collins officiating. Interment will follow at South Bethel Cemetery with Nolan Thomas, Matthew Hill, Dylan Hammons, Derec Vallejo, Michael Vallejo, Danny Vallejo, Jeron Davidson and Edward Thomas serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Bradley Sides, Michael Guinn, Rigo Gonzalez, Brody Carter and Cortez Ward. A public visitation will be 9AM-8PM, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.

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William Perry “Bill” Goad Sr, 88

Born Saturday, January 2, 1932

Died Friday, October 9, 2020

William (Bill) Perry Goad Sr., 88, passed away Friday, October 9, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma surrounded by his loving family. He was born to Flossie (Smith) and John Perry Goad on January 2, 1932. On January 21, 1966, Bill married Dorothy Jean Chafin.
He worked at Corning Glassworks in Muskogee until he retired in 1984. He then started his second career in Real Estate and Home Building which became his passion. Bill enjoyed every aspect of building new homes and beautiful neighborhoods alongside his wife, Jean, in Muskogee Oklahoma. He took just as much pride in his own home and was known for his meticulous lawncare. If he wasn’t building houses, you could find him spending time with his friends both on and off the golf course.
Bill is survived by his loving wife, Jean of the home; son, William Perry Goad Jr. and wife Rita of Edmond, Oklahoma; 2 daughters, Vicky Watkins of Broken Arrow, and Tammy Goad and wife Tara of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and loyal dog Lendy Goad of Tulsa, Oklahoma; 6 grandchildren, Spencer Perry Goad and wife Vanessa, Kelci Fowler and husband Kevin, Parker Goad, Bryson Goad, Ashley Knickmeyer and husband John, Addison Watkins and wife Sandy; brother, Bobby Goad and wife Sandy of New Mexico; 2 sisters, Corine Hutson and husband Earl of Muskogee, Juanita Ferguson of Texas; along with 9 great-grandchildren numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; 4 brothers, Donald Goad, Gene Kearns, Kenneth Goad, and Clarence Goad; and 4 sisters, Florine Ashby, Betty Phillips, Joyce Davis, and Wanda Brewer.
A service celebrating the life of William (Bill) Perry Goad Sr. will be held at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at the Greenhill Cemetery Pavilion with William Perry Goad Jr. officiating. Grandsons Spencer Goad, Addison Watkins, Parker Goad, and Bryson Goad will be serving as honorary pallbearers. The family will be following COVID guidelines for social distancing and requests guests to do the same. Masks will be provided.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 North York St, Muskogee, Oklahoma. Condolences may be made to the family online at http://www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Louise Bennett, 91

Born Monday, October 15, 1928

Died Thursday, October 8, 2020

Graveside Service for Louise Bennett, 91, of Vian, Oklahoma will be at 11:00 AM on Monday, October 12, 2020 at Green Hill Memorial Gardens in Sapulpa, Oklahoma under the direction of Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Service, Inc.

She was born on October 15, 1928 in Cushing, Oklahoma to Tressie (Taylor) Sloan and Tony Sloan and passed away on October 8, 2020 in Vian, Oklahoma. She was married to Thomas Bennett. He preceded her in death. She was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse and of the Assembly of God faith.

Survivors are:

1 son: James Bennett of Sapulpa, OK;

2 daughters: Diana Aguilar and Angel of Indiana and Anita Powell and Harold of Sallisaw, OK;

6 grandchildren: Timmy, Michelle, Maika, Marcus, Landon and Alisha;

numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren;

1 sister: Toni Calhoun of Dallas, TX;

numerous other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and one sister, Bernadine Maness.

Active Pallbearers will be Timmy Bennett, Kyle Bennett, Ethan Bennett and Landon Powell.

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Wanda Lee Moore, 85

Born Thursday, November 22, 1934

Died Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Wanda Lee (Walters) Moore, 85, a lifelong Fort Gibson resident, was born November 22, 1934 in Fort Gibson to Earl and Jewel (Woods) Walters and peacefully passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2020 in Fort Gibson with her loving family by her side. Wanda received her formal education and graduated from Fort Gibson Public Schools. Wanda met and later married the love of her life, Charles Grant Moore, on December 29, 1955 in Fort Gibson. She was a faithful member of Fort Gibson First Baptist Church. Wanda loved her recipes, not necessarily cooking them, but just writing them down and had notebooks full of them. Wanda also loved to go camping, watching the campfire and fishing with her sister, and they had stories about every camper there. Wanda is lovingly survived by her son, Terry Moore and his wife Cheryl of Fort Gibson; granddaughters, Deborah Criner and her husband Adam of Fort Gibson; Terri Shannon and her husband Eric of Fort Gibson; sisters, Carol Cook and her husband Butch of Fort Gibson; and Rosemary Walters of Fort Gibson; great grandchildren, Braden, Jacen, Emily Criner, Eric Jr., and Quade Shannon all of Fort Gibson; extended family and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Jewel Walters; husband, Charles Moore; sisters, Earldean Bull, Norma Ruth Upton, and Donna Jean Williams. A visitation will be held Friday, October 9, 2020 at Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home in Fort Gibson with the family receiving friends 5PM-7PM. Graveside services are scheduled for 1:00PM Monday, October 12, 2020 at Citizens Cemetery Pavilion in Fort Gibson with Pastor Glen Rowan officiating. The family of Wanda Lee Moore has entrusted her care, cremation and services to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home, Fort Gibson. 918-478-2555. Online condolences may be left at clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com

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