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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.)

Mary Margaret Morrow , 78

Born Saturday, November 23, 1940

Died Thursday, August 1, 2019

Mary “Margie” Margaret Morrow, 78, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2019. She was born on November 23, 1940 in Pawhuska, Oklahoma to Howard R. Huff Sr and Mary Lucille (Isom) Huff. Margie attended and graduated from Oklahoma State University (OSU).
She married the love of her life Dwight Ray Morrow on February 12, 1970, spending over 49 memorable years together. She was a high school teacher through most years of her life before she retired. After her retirement from teaching, she sold insurance for a short amount of time. Margie loved fishing, traveling, red Hatters, and going to church.
Margie is preceded in death by her husband, Dwight Morrow; parents, Howard and Lucille Huff; and grandmother, Buddy Whistler.
She is survived by her daughters, Debi Estep of Wewoka, OK and Rachel Duke of Muskogee, OK; sons, Sean Morrow of Chouteau, OK and Quinton (Buster) Morrow; brother, Rusty Huff of Drumright, OK; 4 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandson; and her best phone cousin, Jarreldine Langton.
A celebration of Margie’s life will be 11:00am Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Greenhill Cemetery with Pastor Mike Smith officiating.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York Street, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.



Visitation:

9:00am-8:00pm Monday, August 5,2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home

Service:
11:00am Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Greenhill Cemetery in Muskogee, OK.

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Charlotte A. Dunn, 77

Born Saturday, March 14, 1942

Died Friday, July 26, 2019

Charlotte Dunn of 1634 Dorchester, aged 77, passed peacefully on July 26, encircled by her family within the comfort of her home. The daughter of Wesley H. and Bonnie M. Lightle entered this world in the spring of 1942. A born lover of learning, she ultimately earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Northeastern State University in Early Childhood Education (1964) and Reading Specialism (1965) respectfully.
It was, in the midst of this, that she met and married George V. Dunn at Muskogee’s Calvary Baptist Church in 1962, and they began to start a family of their own. Her passion for education was indeed a calling and she followed it faithfully not only within Muskogee Public Schools for 37 years, but also in retirement as she continued to tutor her grandchildren along with the children in her neighborhood. She was also deeply devoted to all the members of her family - both blood and chosen - throughout the days of her life, nursing many of them as they were claimed by death and helping to raise others that were just starting life.
As an avid gardener, lawnmower, fudge-maker, and walker, her life could hardly be described as idle; however, she generously gave her time and kindness to anyone she came across. As a devoted spouse, mother, and grandmother she was the salt and light of our family and she will be greatly missed as we attemptto follow in her rather large footsteps with our own lives.
While she goes to join her parents Bonnie and Wesley, her sister Nell, and many more relatives - she leaves behind George V. Dunn, her beloved spouse of 57 years, two dearly loved sons G. Wesley Dunn and Alan V. Dunn and their spouses Jennifer and Charlotte, and four grandchildren who grew in the warmth of her love and pride: Jillian M. Dawes, Bailey R. Dunn, D. Kacee Dunn, and Corey A. Dunn.
To honor her requests, there will be a Family Visitation on Wednesday, July 31, from 5:30PM to 7:30PM at Cornerstone Funeral Home on North York Street. The family requests that donations be made to Saint Jude’s Children's Hospital in lieu of flowers as was her desire.


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Thera D. Van Alstine, 85

Born Wednesday, August 2, 1933

Died Thursday, July 25, 2019

Thera Dean Van Alstine, 85, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on Thursday July 25, 2019 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. She was proceeded in death by her parents, Walter and Maple Downs.
Thera Dean Downs was born on August 2, 1933 in Vick, Louisiana. She attended and graduated valedictorian from Lafarque High School in Ettie, Louisiana in 1950. Thera attended Louisiana College in Pineville, Louisiana. While working at Montgomery Ward in Alexandria, Louisiana, she meet and married Donald Lee Van Alstine on December 24th 1954. They lived in various locations in Louisiana, Kansas,Texas, and Oklahoma before returning to Muskogee for retirement in 1989.

Thera Dean is survived by her husband, Donald L. Van Alstine and sons, Russell J. Van Alstine and wife Vivian , Darryl C. Van Alstine, and Kyle B. Van Alstine, Granddaughter Anna E. Moon and husband Jason Moon. She is also survived by her sister Johnnie Best Hailey and her daughter Dawn Best- Desjardins.

Cremation Services provided by Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory.

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Thomas E. “Tommy” Barnett Sr., 56

Born Thursday, September 6, 1962

Died Thursday, July 25, 2019

Thomas E. “Tommy” Barnett Sr., 56, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2019 at his home. He was born September 6, 1962 in Muskogee, Oklahoma to Johnny E. and Betty J. (Cooley) Barnett; the youngest of 5 children, all boys. He attended Muskogee Public Schools.
Tommy married Kathy LaJean Pennington on January 19, 1984 in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma. They shared more than 35 years of life, marriage, and memories together.
He worked as an electrician for Wofford Electric for 15 years until his health began to fail.
Tommy will always be remembered for his sweet and gentle spirit and for the smile you got every time you saw him. He never met a stranger. Family was Tommy’s greatest joy; he always made time for them and was a father figure to many.
His hobbies were fishing, working in his yard and garden, and playing his guitar. Tommy started playing the guitar at the age of 16 and developed his talent of playing any song by ear.
He was a Christian and loved the Lord. He accepted Christ as his Savior as a young man.
Tommy was loved by many and will be dearly missed.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Barnett; twin brothers, Darryl and Farryl Barnett; grandparents, Ralph and Inez Barnett, and Margaret Davis.
Tommy is survived by his father, Johnny Barnett; wife, Kathy Barnett; daughter, Brittany Clark and husband Ron; son, T. J. Barnett; brothers, Toby Barnett and wife Gail, Tony Barnett; grandchildren, Rhyley Pack Barnett, Kieli Clark, R. J. Clark, Kyleigh Barnett, Noah Clark, Blake Hall, and Kia Clark; great-granddaughter, Imani Hall; along with other family members and friends.
A memorial service celebrating Tommy’s life will be 3PM, Monday, July 29, 2019 at Crescent Valley Baptist Church with Pastor Chadd Pendergraft officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Toby Barnett, Tony Barnett, Gene Ellis, David Pennington, Jack Wofford, Steve Perry, Kenny Messer, Tody Etchison, Kevin Etchison, Mark Etchison, Glenn Aldridge, and Patrick Harmon.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York Street, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Charlene Gilyard, 68

Born Tuesday, February 13, 1951

Died Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Charlene "Tootie" Gilyard, age 68, Dallas,TX, a former resident of Muskogee,OK transitioned, July 24, 2019 in Dallas,TX.

A Service of Memory will be conducted, Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Shiloh Baptist Church, 701 Altamont St. Muskogee,OK.

Visitation, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 in the Precious Memories Chapel of House of Winn Funeral Home, during the hours of 1:00 p.m. until 6 p.m.

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

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Jearldine Washington, 71

Born Wednesday, October 29, 1947

Died Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Jeraldine Elizabeth Washington was born on October 29, 1947, in Taft, Oklahoma to Millie B. Robertson and Julius Robertson. She graduated from Moton High School in Taft, Oklahoma. She was on the Moton High School drill team and became the school secretary after she graduated. She professed a love for Christ early on in her life, and enjoyed singing. She spent her life in church choirs and singing for her friends and loved ones.

Being the youngest of eight children she loved being around her family and all of her children. She loved being an Aunt and cherished each one of her many nieces and nephews.

She became a mother to her one and only child George Bills Jr. on February 26, 1966. She loved being a mother and believed it was one of her greatest accomplishments. She was excited to become a grandmother and great grandmother and proudly became known to her grandchildren as Granny J.

She enjoyed being around people and they enjoyed her. She worked in customer service for several years at Sears, owned and operated her own Daycare Center, and retired from Walmart after many years of service.

She answered the Lord’s calling to come home on July 24, 2019 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her father and mother Julius and Millie Robertson, siblings, Viola Roberts, Phyllis Maxwell, Talmadge D. Maxwell (T.D.), Ruth E. McBride, Wilbert Robertson, and her son George Bills Jr. precede her in death.

She leaves to cherish memories husband, Pastor James Washington of Broken Bow, OK; Siblings, Dollie M. Melville of Millvalley, CA, Esther L. Maxwell of Tulsa, OK, Julland J. Robertson of Muskogee, OK; grandchildren, Tori Bills of Muskogee, OK, Alyssa Duncan of Muskogee, OK; great grandchildren, Kamdyn Anderson of Muskogee, OK, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and cherished friendships.

A Home Going Celebration will be conducted, Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the New Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1715 Wewoka St. Muskogee, OK. Interment will follow in Taft cemetery.

A visitation will be conducted, Wednesday, July 31st, during the hours of 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. with a wake service ending at 7:00 p.m.in the Precious Memories Chapel of House of Winn Funeral Home. On Thursday, August 1st viewing will begin at the church at 10 a.m. prior to services.

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

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Wayne E. Pamplin, 82

Born Sunday, June 13, 1937

Died Monday, July 22, 2019

Wayne E. Pamplin, 82, of Muskogee, Oklahoma went to Heaven to be with Jesus on Monday, July 22, 2019. He was born on June 13, 1937 to Estell “Mutt” Pamplin and Lillie (Baker) Pamplin in Paris, Arkansas. Wayne attended Sequoyah Grade School as a child and was a high school graduate of Muskogee Central High School Class of 1955. In his teenage years he hitchhiked along Route 66 several times. At the age of 19, Wayne played several seasons with the Oklahoma All Star Basketball Team against Marcus Haynes and Meadowlark Lemon of The Harlem Magicians in the basketball exhibition games.
He married the love of his life, Jeanine Staggs, on March 3, 1967 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. They shared over 52 years of life and marriage together.
Wayne worked at Corning Glass from 1966-1985 and he was also the owner of Heroes Diner. He was a member of Eastside Community Church for many years. Wayne was an avid OU fan and loved watching them play. He loved his family very much and enjoyed spending as much time as possible with them. He will always be remembered by everyone who knew and loved him.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, Estell “Mutt” Pamplin and Lillie (Baker) Pamplin; and son, Bryce Pamplin.
He is survived by his loving wife, Jeanine Pamplin; children, Stephanie Davenport (David), Debbie Underwood (Greg), Jim Wood (Darlene), and David Wood (Farrah); grandchildren, Tara Buckmaster (Chris), Megan Carroll (Tim), Christie Savage (Steve), Jeannia Capps, Mason Davenport (Traci), Holden Davenport, Evan Davenport, Myles Wood, Brent Underwood, Aaron Wood (Holly), Jacob Pamplin and Jesse Pamplin; 16 great-grandchildren; siblings, Odell Pamplin (Mary Jane), and Wanda Holland (Chick); and many other family members and friends.
A family visitation will be 5:30PM-7:30PM, Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel.
A celebration of Wayne’s life will be 11AM, Friday, July 26, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Gary Underwood officiating. Interment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York Street, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Brent Allen Bradley, 54

Born Wednesday, October 28, 1964

Died Monday, July 22, 2019

Brent Allen Bradley, 54, of Fort Gibson passed away peacefully on Monday, July 22, 2019 at Saint Francis Hospital in Muskogee, OK. Brent was born on October 28, 1964 in Muskogee to Johnny and Elwanda (Willyard) Bradley.
Brent had a life-long passion for all things, especially horses. From an early age, he showed that this passion would drive him to a career for more than 30 years in professional horse racing. He began his career atop race horses at the age of 12, and continued to gain prestige and recognition through numerous wins and countless accolades spanning from 1978 – 2005; culminating with being one of the most sought-after professional horse jockeys from Oklahoma to New York. He attended Fort Gibson Public schools where he was active in both football and baseball. After his retirement in 2005, he continued with his passion as a consultant to many local horse trainers and breeders. Brent also enjoyed sitting on the front porch with his father, Johnny Bradley, discussing all their ventures together, from horse racing to raising chickens.
Throughout Brent’s time, he displayed a knack for kindness and camaraderie during any and every interaction.
Brent is survived by his parents; Johnny and Elwanda Bradley of Fort Gibson, OK; daughters, Patti Cly & husband TJ of Oologah, OK and Tasha Corley & husband Jeff of Cooper, TX; five grandchildren, Payton and Talan Cly and Travis, Jase and Brett Corley; sisters, Debi Creason of Tahlequah, OK and Karen Crall & husband Rick of Fort Gibson, OK; brother, Johnny Ray Bradley of Fort Gibson, OK and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends.
A memorial service celebrating Brent’s life will be held at 11am, Saturday August 3, 2019 at Cookson Baptist Church, with Reverend Jim Brunk & Reverend Doug Rainbolt officiating. Nephews, Wesley Benge, Greg Benge, Wade Renfrow, Shawn Crall, Dakota Creason, Lane Bradley and Tyler Bradley will serve as urn bearers. Honorary urn bearer will be Johnny Ray Bradley.
The family of Brent Allen Bradley has entrusted his cremation to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home. Fort Gibson. 918-478-2555. You may share online condolences with the Bradley family at clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com

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Leland Carl Wain Mullins, 80

Born Thursday, July 6, 1939

Died Sunday, July 21, 2019

Leland Carl Wain Mullins, 80, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed from this life on July 21, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was born on July 6, 1939 in Vian, Oklahoma. Leland attended Carlisle Schools, then he married the love of his life Leisa Renae (Ladd) Mullins on December 18, 1975 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He worked at OG&E as a Heavy Equipment Operator before retiring in 1994. He has also worked as a carpenter, maintenance man, and was a builder for Casko after his retirement. Leland enjoyed working outside on anything he could. He loved to do small engine repairs, woodworking, and piddling on his truck. He was crazy about his grandkids and was also a faithful member at New Hope Assembly of God Church in Muskogee.
Leland is preceded in death by his parents, Burl Green Mullins and Mary Mollie Margaret (Jones) Mullins, and his 10 siblings.
He is survived by his wife, Leisa ReNae Mullins; daughters, Carla ReNae Stinnett (Mullins), and Shelly Dianne Wagner (Mullins); son, Steven Mullins of Peoria, IL; grandchildren, Brittany Hensley and husband Michael, Austin Wagner, Nicholas Wagner, Mallory Stinnett, Henry Stinnett, George Stinnett, and Truman Stinnett; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Johnny and Angie Ladd; nephews, Ross Ladd, Rylie Ladd, and Robert Ladd; niece, Sarah Ladd and her son Solomon; and sister Mary Alvernez of CA.
A celebration of Leland’s life will be held 2:00pm Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at New Hope Assembly of God Church with Pastor Anthony Roe, Pastor John Overton, and Pastor Chuck Myers officiating. Interment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery with Reverend Dave Blackwood. Austin Wagner, Robert Ladd, John Ladd, Ross Ladd, Ben Stinnett, and Joey Myers will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers include: Brittany Hensley, Nick Wagner, Mallory, Henry, George, and Truman Stinnett, Rylie Ladd and the Boom-a-Rang Diner Crew.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York Street, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.



Service is 2:00pm Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at New Hope Assembly of God Church.

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Gloria L. Berner-Hellen, 87

Born Saturday, December 26, 1931

Died Saturday, July 20, 2019

Gloria Berner-Hellen, 87, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019 in Broken Arrow, OK.
Funeral services celebrating Gloria’s life will be 10AM, Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Richard Cristler celebrant. Interment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery with Nick Crossland, Erich Crossland, Cort Berner, Spencer Roth, John Engelbrecht, and Tommy Engelbrecht serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 5:30-7:30pm, Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.
Gloria was born on December 26, 1931 in Muskogee to Harry D Hoover and Sybil Hoover. A life-long resident of Muskogee, she was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
She was Vice President of Berner Construction from 1958-1972; followed by a career in real estate. She later became the Executive Director of the Muskogee Board of Realty, retiring in 2001.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William R. Hellen.
Gloria is survived by her sons, Walter Berner Jr, Brett Berner and wife Vickie; daughter, Cheryl Crossland and husband Gary; stepson, Bill Hellen Jr and family; stepdaughter, Carol Rawding and family; grandchildren, Nick and Sarah Crossland and family, Cort and Leeann Berner and family, Claudia and Jimmie Evans and family, Jarrett Crossland, Erich Crossland, and Ashlee Berner; six great-grandchildren; step-grandchildren, Erica Hellen and family, Elisabeth Wagenblast and family, and Eric Rawding and family; siblings, Shirley Roth, Jim Hoover and wife Vinnie; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of longtime friends.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York Street, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.


Visitation:
Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 - 09:00 AM to 08:00 PM - (CDT) - Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory

Family Visitation:
Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 - 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM - (CDT) - Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory

Service:
Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 - 10:00 AM - (CDT) - St. Joseph Catholic Church, Muskogee

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Bobbie Jean Brassfield, 84

Born Wednesday, December 26, 1934

Died Friday, July 19, 2019

Bobbie Jean Brassfield, 84, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away on Friday, July 19, 2019. She was born on December 26, 1934 to Carl Robert Peavler and Dollie Newreka (Williams) Peavler in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
Bobbie worked at Brockway Glass and as a food demonstrator for all of Muskogee area for many years. Her greatest achievement though was her family. Bobbie loved her family very much. She enjoyed making dolls and loved going fishing and dancing. Bobbie also loved pretty jewelry and going shopping. Bobbie will always be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.
Bobbie was preceded in death by her parents, Bob and Dollie Peavler; and sister-in-law, Doris Peavler.
She is survived by her children, Jamie and Richard Morris, Vicky and Dave Barnett, and Chipper and Stormie Brassfield; grandchildren, Chelsea and Kirby Coppin, Melisa and Mike Robinson, Brett and Stacy Miller, Wane Miller, Chad and Mandy Morris, Richie Morris, Dusty and Nikki Brassfield and Sunnie and Larry Chesser; great-grandchildren, Korbin, Kinley and Kamden Coppin, Jordan and Wade Nickell, Dakota and Karissa Robinson, Logan Miller, Brooke Miller, Kasie Miller, Mistie Miller, Nikki Miller, Austin Miller, Sarra Miller and Carsyn Morris; great-great-grandchildren, Tatum Nickell, Waylon Nickell, Blake Robinson, Jonah Mullins, Owen Kirk, Waylon Brassfield, Baileigh Brassfield, Madison Brassfield, Clyde Brassfield, Harlie Chesser, and Alexus Chesser; brothers, Jimmy Peavler and Donald Peavler; best friend, Wanda Morris; and many other family members and friends.
A celebration of Bobbie’s life will be 2PM, Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Clarence Guthrie officiating. Interment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery with Chad Morris, Logan Miller, Brett Miller, Kirby Coppin, Chelsea Coppin and Dakota Robinson serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer will be Randy Brassfield.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York Street, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Chlories Marie Blackwood, 80

Born Saturday, October 1, 1938

Died Friday, July 19, 2019

Chlories Marie Blackwood, 80, of Gore, Oklahoma went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, July 19, 2019. She was born on October 1, 1938 to Earl Everett Marlow and Lena Ellen (Trantham) Marlow in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
Chlories loved the Lord and was a faithful member of the First Assembly of God Church in Gore for many years. She had a green thumb and enjoyed working in her garden and flower beds. She also enjoyed making jewelry, sewing pillows for everyone and chewing bubblegum. She loved taking care of her grandchildren as they grew up. Chlories loved her family very much and will always be remembered for her loving and caring heart.
She was preceded in death by her parents; Earl and Lena Marlow; husband, Hearl Blackwood; siblings, Blanche Cash, Darrell Marlow, David Marlow and infant sister, Mary Jewell; infant daughter, Lisa Marie Blackwood.
Chlories is survived by her children, Carolyn Kizzia (Carl Mitchell) of Sallisaw, OK, Judy Campbell (Jerry) of Gore, OK, Patsy Travis (Matt) of Gore, OK, and Randy Foley (Jill) of Gore, OK; brother, John Marlow (Linda) of Webbers Falls, OK; brother-in-law, Joe Cash of Warner, OK; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; and many other family members and friends.
In lieu of flowers the family has asked that memorial be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation at: https://alzfdn.org/support-us/donate/.
A Music Revival Celebration will be 11AM, Monday, July 29, 2019 at the First Assembly of God Church in Gore with Rev. Floyd Collins, Rev. Clarence Guthrie and Rev. Bill Armstrong officiating. Interment will be at South Bethel in Braggs, Oklahoma at a later date. Honorary Pallbearers will be Schuyler Kizzia, Trace Kizzia, Tyler Shell, Jerred Campbell, Kevin Campbell, Jacob Elyassin, Joshua Travis and Preston Foley.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York Street, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Lynda Smith, 69

Born Tuesday, October 11, 1949

Died Friday, July 19, 2019

Lynda Faye Owens was born on October 11, 1949 in Red Bird, OK to Willder Marie Gallagher and Henry Willie Owens. She was nicknamed “Teeney” because she was so small at birth. Lynda was welcomed by oldest sister Darlene. Another sister, Patricia, joined the family in 1951. Darlene, Lynda, and Patricia were raised by their doting grandparents, Wesley and Roberta Roland. Her elementary and middle school education was completed at Miller Washington School in Red Bird, OK. Integration forced the closing of the Miller Washington High School therefore all high school students were bussed to Porter and Coweta. Lynda graduated from Porter High School with the class of 1967.

Lynda moved to Okmulgee in 1968. Later she met Herbert Smith, Jr. and they were married in September 1969. Their 50th anniversary would have been September 2019. They are the parents of Carla Denise and LaMar Ray Smith. Lynda also helped raise her granddaughter DeAundrea Denice Patterson.

Lynda attended First Baptist Church of Red Bird from birth through high school. She was baptized in Herron’s Pond by Rev. L. E. Barber on September 11, 1960. She was a member of the Sunday School, BTU, sang in the choir, and served on the junior usher board. She united with the Greater Jones Chapel AME Zion Church under the leadership of Rev. Lyons Manuel, and was a faithful member for several years. Later she united with Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. J. B. Brown and later Rev. David Burks. Lynda was a member of the Mt. Zion Usher Board, Sunday School and worked for many years as the head of the Kitchen Committee. Mt. Zion was well known for the delicious food they served. She was well known for her cakes, pies, and her culinary skills in general. Lynda was a faithful member of Mt. Zion, a loyal servant, and attended faithfully until her health failed.

She was employed as a Nursing Assistant for many years working in Tulsa and Okmulgee and she was employed as a cook at the United Capp Headstart. Later she was employed by the Bailey family and worked for them until her retirement.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Willder Gallagher-Parker and Henry Owens, grandparents Wesley and Roberta Roland, John Gallagher, and Odis Vannie Owens, granddaughter Sharray Smith, grandson Thomas Griffin, sisters, Sharon, Diane, and Andrea and several aunts and uncles.

Lynda is survived by her husband Herbert, daughter Carla Denise Smith-Lewis (Ricky) and son LaMar Ray Smith. She is also survived by her grandchildren, DeAundrea, Ta-Keisha, Thessaly III, Carlissa, Ricky Jr., Kennedy, Kendrick, and Devan. Great-grandchildren, Allen III, Alijeh, Jayceon, Karmoni, Kyrie, Bent’Leigh, Tyson, Iyanna, Ariana, Diondre’, Joshua; her siblings, Darlene Smith-Jones (Carl), Patricia Behn (Rev. Eli Sr.), Lawrence Parker Jr., Vernon Parker, Gwendolyn Lang, Barbara Hammon, Kenneth Parker, Dietta Parker, Anita Robinson, Larnson Leroy Parker (Denise), Reta McRae, Step-sister Darlene Fisher, aunt Nathelene Surratt, Special cousin, Wilma Mosley, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A Home Going Celebration will be conducted, Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 11 a.m. in First Baptist Church, 311 W. 5th St. in Okmulgee, OK. Interment, Thursday, August 1, 2019, 12 Noon, Ft. Gibson National Cemetery, Ft. Gibson, OK. Visitation, Friday, 1:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M.

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

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Doris D. Bias, 84

Born Tuesday, August 14, 1934

Died Thursday, July 18, 2019

Doris Dea Bias was born on August 14, 1934 to Mildred and Cameron Smith, and passed peacefully on July 18, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Doris grew up in Medford, Oklahoma. She worked for Warner Schools for nearly 30 years and her sweet personality and kindness will be remembered by many. Her love for her family was unconditional, as was their love for her. She always said that the time she spent with her grandchildren were the best times of her life. After her retirement, she spent a lot of time with family, her cats, going to yard sales, drinking coffee, riding around with her son Ed, and she loved Chinese food.
She is preceded in death by her parents and step-dad, Albert Miller, sister- Betty Reimer and husband Virgil, daughter, Cristella Garner, and sons-in-law, John Seabolt and Tank Patterson.
She is survived by her brother, Chuck Smith (Cindy); daughters, Stephanie White (Ronnie), Melissa Patterson, Skyla Seabolt, son Edward Bias, and son-in-law, Butch Garner. Grandchildren, Regan Foreman (Bobby), JR Patterson, Dustin Coleman (Whitney), Cory Patterson, Jordan Garner (Amanda), Junie Kizzia, Jaide Wallace (Evan), Kameron Ramirez (Casey), Kristian Ramirez (Colten Clay), and Jesse Bias. Great-grandchildren, Carson, Jensyn, and Jackson Foreman; Sheridan, Ireland, Alexis, and Caden Patterson; Brendan, Caitlyn, Aidan, Aceley, Blakely Coleman and Rusty, Jesse, and Judd Rudd; Kennedy, Bailey (Ridley), and Tyler Patterson; Anistyn and Glavin Garner; Kutter and Rian Kizzia; Paxton and Ella Wallace; Cameron Ramirez; and Parker Clay.
A family conducted memorial service will be held at Warner Memorial Cemetery on Tuesday July 23, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. for anyone that would like to attend.

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Lynn Warlick, 76

Born Wednesday, November 18, 1942

Died Wednesday, July 17, 2019

On July 17, 2019 Lynn Sandra Warlick went to be with our Lord and Savior. She had been a patient at Hillcrest South Hospital in Broken Arrow battling several illnesses and passed away with her family by her side. Lynn was a dedicated mother and grandmother first and foremost. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her role as “Nana”. She was a force on this Earth with a vivacious personality and always made people around her laugh. She made friends everywhere she went.
Lynn was born November 18, 1942 to Raymond and Alma Reed in Roswell, New Mexico. She was the oldest of 5 children. Lynn graduated from Putnam City High School class of 1961 and married Don Warlick on May 28, 1961. They were married for 58 years. Lynn was in a chorus club at Putnam City High School and continued her love of singing in the Bethany Presbyterian Choir in Muskogee for several years. Lynn was a purchasing agent for Acme Engineering for 18 years before retiring to help take care of her grandchildren.
Lynn enjoyed quilting and sewing but mostly enjoyed her family and spending time with her grandchildren. Lynn is survived by her husband Don Warlick, son Kevin Warlick and wife Rhonda of Muskogee, son Steven Warlick and wife Roxanne of Stillwater, daughter Melissa Johnson and husband Justin of Moore. Grandchildren Donny and Braley Warlick, Morgan and Greg Masterson, Nick Hilton, Nathan Hilton, Paige and Caleb Taylor, Madison and Luke Spencer, James Johnson, Great Grandsons Owen Warlick and Emmett Masterson born on her Heavenly Birthday. Her brothers Jerry and Debbie Reed, Gil and Linda Reed, Mike and Pat Reed and David and Linda Reed.
There will be a memorial service for Lynn at the Cornerstone Funeral Home Muskogee Oklahoma on July 22, 2019 at 2:00pm.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York Street, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

Visitation:
9:00am-5:30pm Friday, July 19, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home
1:00pm-5:00pm Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home
1:00pm-5:00pm Sunday, July 21, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home
9:00am-12:00pm Monday, July 22, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home

Service information: 2:00pm Monday, July 22, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel

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Betty M. Herbert, 93

Born Thursday, March 4, 1926

Died Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Betty Marie Herbert, 93, of Eufaula, Oklahoma entered Heaven’s gates on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. She was born March 4, 1926 in Crowder, Oklahoma to Orpha Gragg and Mary Edith (Park) Parker.
Betty was a housewife and worked as a sales clerk in women’s clothing.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Eufaula where she faithfully served for many years.
She will always be remembered as a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Herbert; siblings, Jean Anthony and Jim Parker; grandson, Jonathan Heath Herbert; and granddaughter, Sherry Waters.
Betty leaves behind her daughter, Vicki Schaff of Broken Arrow; son, Jonathan Bruce Herbert of Eufaula; grandsons, Jeffery Todd Warren, Victor A Herbert, Kenneth Herbert, Chad Lynn, all of Eufaula, and Eric Cook of Tyler, TX; numerous great-grandchildren, sister-in–law, Lois Parker of Henryetta; brother-in-law, Hugh Anthony of Paris, TX.; and other family members who will miss her dearly.
A graveside service for Betty will be 11AM, Monday, July 22, 2019 at Hanna Cemetery in Hanna, Oklahoma with Chaplain Bill Crow officiating.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York Street, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Henry O. Leslie, 58

Born Wednesday, July 20, 1960

Died Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Henry Owen Leslie, 58, of Tulsa, Oklahoma passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2019. He was born July 20, 1960 in Dallas, TX to Haskell Q. Leslie and Patricia Braden. He grew up and attended Kellyville Public Schools, graduating in 1979. He then furthered his education by attending Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK, obtaining a Bachelor’s degree. Henry worked in law enforcement in Tulsa and Creek counties from which he retired after more than 20 years of service. His proudest accomplishment was Cole; but protecting and serving through law enforcement and retiring from Tulsa County came second.
He was preceded in death by his father, Haskell Q. Leslie and sister-in-law, Dr. Carol Leslie.
Henry is survived by his son, Coleman Leslie and his wife Megan of Broken Arrow, OK; brother, Bart Leslie; niece, Madeline Leslie; nephew, Matthew Leslie of Tulsa; sister, Julia Leslie and brother-in-law, Daniel Nugent; nephew, Christopher Moore; great-niece, Korlee Moore; sister, Molly Edmisten; nieces, Jamie Edmisten and Shelby Bell of Quinlan, TX; mother, Patricia Fultz of Tulsa; uncle, Michael “Zeke” Braden; along with many cousins, aunts, uncles, and numerous friends.
A graveside service honoring Henry’s life will be 11AM, Thursday, August 1, 2019 at Grove Hill United Methodist Cemetery with Rev. Chris Griffith officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Bart Leslie, Matthew Leslie, Daniel Nugent, Christopher Moore, Shawn Martin, Roger Wilmott, and Zeke Braden.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York Street, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Bobbie Howze Holmes, 84

Born Saturday, August 25, 1934

Died Wednesday, July 17, 2019

In Grayson, Oklahoma on August 25, 1934 a beautiful baby girl was born to Oliver and Eva (Porter) Howze. They named her Bobbie Jean Howze.

Bobbie grew up in Grayson and attended school there graduating with the class of 1953. She accepted Christ and was baptized at an early age. She was a faithful and active member of Union Baptist Church until her health began to fail.

Bobbie loved her family especially those grandbabies and was always cooking and surrounded by family. She worked for many years as a cook at various places until she retired as the head cook at Dewar Senior Center. Bobbie worked in the church as a choir member, mission sister and trustee. She also worked in her community and helping others, she was town clerk and a volunteer firefighter.

A gentleman from Bobbie’s past “Alois Holmes” came and swept her off her feet and they became husband and wife in April of 2006, and resided in Sperry, OK. Bobbie’s health began to fail and she moved back to Grayson where her children took care of her. Bobbie was a fighter. Even when her body was weak, her spirit was strong. She was a “Living Testimony” that God’s grace is sufficient for all of us. Bobbie departed this life on July 17, 2019 at 1:45 pm.

Although we mourn her passing, we rejoice in her home going. We love her and will miss her but will take comfort in knowing that she is in the arms of Jesus.

Bobbie was preceded in death by her parents Oliver and Eva Howze, one sister, Theressa (Toosie) Matthews, two brothers, Rudolph Howze and General Howze, son, David Fox, daughter, Mary Clinkscale and one great grandson, Jo’Lon Washington and a special cousin, Ealer Ola Smith.

Bobbie is survived by her devoted husband, Alois Holmes, Sperry, OK; two daughters, Wendy Clinkscale (Raymond) Tucker, Grayson, OK, Dezetta Clinkscale (Paul) Jackson, Grayson, OK; two sons, Jerome Gresham, Okmulgee, OK, Eric Howze, Tulsa, OK; one sister, (Chicken) Iceola (Arthur) Dillingham, Grayson, OK; two special nephews, James Leon Anderson and Richard Fuselier; Best Friend, Bessie Clinkscale Monroe; 24 Grandchildren, 24 Great Grandchildren. A host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A Home Going celebration will be conducted, Saturday, July 27, 2019 in St. Matthew Baptist Church, 1006 E. Chicago St. Okmulgee, OK at 11:00 a.m.

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

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

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Jack W. Macomb, 81

Born Friday, August 27, 1937

Died Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Jack Macomb, 81, of Muskogee, was called home to Heaven on July 16, 2019. Jack was born August 27, 1937 to John O. Macomb and Mary Ava (Seals) (Macomb) Crane in Porter, Oklahoma. He graduated from Muskogee Central High School in 1955. On January 30, 1957 he married the love of his life and best friend, Doris Maxine (Clark) Macomb. They were happily married for 62 years and worked side by side throughout their marriage in service to the Lord. Jack was an insurance agent in Muskogee before deciding later in life to complete his education, earning a Bachelors of Science in Education from Northeastern State University. He retired from teaching Social Studies at Haskell High School, and fully dedicated the remainder of his life to God, church, and family. He was Pastor at East Shawnee Church of God in Muskogee from 2004 to 2019. His favorite pastimes were fishing and deer hunting.
The phrase “To know him is to love him” could have been written about Jack. He greeted everyone with a warm smile that immediately made them feel comfortable and at ease. He was known for little sayings and jokes that made everyone laugh and smile along with him. He was always the person people knew they could count on to be there for them. He willingly and lovingly spent long hours at the bedsides of sick friends and family members, on call day or night. He was always there to pray with you, provide a ride, or lend a listening ear. He was the most amazing and supportive father. His children would not have traded him for the world.
Jack was preceded in death by his father, John Macomb; his parents, Robert E. and Mary Ava Crane; his granddaughter, Cassandra Dawn Taylor; and daughter-in-law, Debbie (Ford) Macomb.
He leaves behind his loving wife, Doris Maxine Macomb; brother, Glenn Macomb (and wife Karen); sister, Earlene Salyers (and husband JR); son, Michael W. Macomb, Sr. (and wife Lynn), all of Muskogee; daughter, Jackie Frock, of Oklahoma City, daughter, Melissa Welsby (and husband Allan), of Scotland, daughter, Julie Macomb (and fiancé Stormie Rice), Muskogee; grandchildren, Katy Graham (and husband Sean), Ashley Macomb, Michael Macomb, Jr., all of Muskogee, Brandi Smith (and husband Phil), Caroline Koch (and husband Matt), Madeline Frock, all of Oklahoma City, Brianna Taylor (and fiancé Cayton Moore), of Norman; twelve great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a large group of extended family and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.
The family will receive friends from 5:30-7:30PM, Friday, July 19, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be at 10am, Saturday July 20, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel in Muskogee. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York Street, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.


Visitation
Friday, July 19th, 2019 - 09:00 AM to 08:00 PM - Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel - Muskogee
1830 N. York St. - Muskogee, OK - 74403

Family Visitation
Friday, July 19th, 2019 - 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM - Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel - Muskogee
1830 N. York St. - Muskogee OK - 74403

Service
Saturday, July 20th, 2019 - 10:00 AM - Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel - Muskogee
1830 N. York St. - Muskogee, OK - 74403

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Eugene Clifton Franklin Jr., 84

Born Wednesday, September 19, 1934

Died Sunday, July 14, 2019

Eugene Clifton Franklin JR was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma to Eugene Clifton Franklin SR and Pauline Hill Franklin on September 19, 1934. He passed from this life on July 14, 2019 in Muskogee. Cliff was preceded in death by his father E.C. Franklin Sr., his mother Pauline Franklin, his brother Charles Franklin, and his sister Martha Janet Tubbs.

Cliff is survived by his wife of 65 years and 9 months, Diamond Franklin of Fort Gibson; sons, Ernie and wife Cheryl Franklin of Fort Gibson, Robbie and wife Kathie Franklin of Lantana, Texas; three grandchildren, Madison Franklin, Nathan Franklin, and Rachel Franklin; many nieces and nephews and a lifetime of friends.

He was a lifelong member of Grace Episcopal Church. He attended Muskogee High School graduating in 1952. In 1953, Cliff married the love of his life, Diamond O’Dell.

Cliff enlisted in the US Navy in 1953. He served in communications for 22 years and during that time span he served in Vietnam in the mid 50’s, the Submarine Service during the Cold War, and on board the USS Midway in the early 70’s during the Vietnam War. During his time in the service the family moved to Texas, California, Hawaii, Virginia, Maine, Philippines, and finally moved back to Oklahoma, where Cliff retired in 1975 after rising to the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

Cliff was a 32nd degree Mason and the Worshipful Master of the Pinatubo Zambales Lodge #52 in the Philippines.

After retiring from the Navy, Cliff worked for Daniel Construction and help build the Fort Howard Paper Company. He also worked for Beacon Construction as project manager for different phases of the OG&E Power Plant Expansion. Cliff worked delivering cars for Terry Miller Pontiac/GMC for several years and finished his fulltime working career with H&R Block preparing tax returns.

Cliff loved to scuba dive, hunt, fish, boat, pop fireworks, and especially spending time with his grandchildren. He loved to raise Limousin cattle and had a great deal of help from his best friend Ron McNear. He was a very loving husband, father, and Grandpa/Papaw who will be greatly missed.

Our faith in God helps us through these times with the realization we will see him again.

A visitation will be held Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home in Fort Gibson with family receiving friends 5PM-7PM.

Services for Cliff will be 11AM Friday, July 19, 2019 at the Grace Episcopal Church in Muskogee with Father Bob Wickizer officiating. Committal prayers and interment will follow in the Fort Gibson National Cemetery with Robbie Franklin, Ernie Franklin, Nathan Franklin, Joe Mounts, Ron McNear and Doyle Gustus serving as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations to the Growing of Grace Ministry at 218 North 6th St Muskogee, OK 74401.

The family of Eugene Clifton Franklin JR has entrusted his services and burial to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home, Fort Gibson. 918-478-2555.
Online condolences may be left at clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com

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