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Friday, June 21

Day of Action 2019
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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.)

Glenn E. Smith, 82

Born Tuesday, September 8, 1936

Died Saturday, May 25, 2019

Glenn E. Smith
09/08/1936-05/25/2019

Glenn E. Smith, 82, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, departed on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Glenn was born in Atoka County on September 8, 1936, to G. C. and Katherine (Culbreath) Smith. He attended school in Porum & Warner, OK. Glenn left school at an early age becoming a self-taught success. His life work began as a cowboy and ranch worker. Then he found work on oil drilling rigs, when he met the love of his life, Judy B. Short, marrying October 30, 1957. Later they returned and he decided to go into business for himself.

He had many different business ventures in Muskogee; however, most local families remember him as the proud owner and operator of Glenn Smith Oil Company Inc.

During his career Glenn served as:
 Bank Director at banks in Muskogee
 President of the Clan Galbraith Association
 President of Tastee-Freez Round Table Association
 President of Tastee-Freez Co-Op.
 Three Rivers Museum
Board of Directors member & Vice-Chairman of the Board 2014
 President of the Jefferson Highway Association (2015-2019)
 Proud member of Muskogee Masonic Lodge #28 for more than 50 years

As a younger man Glenn enjoyed racing cars, riding horses, and had passion for acquiring classy vehicles.

Glenn enjoyed his time with family, cooking, and narrating life stories. He passed on life lessons to everyone that knew him. He will be remembered as a loving husband, brother, father, Papa, and friend.

He lived a full life becoming fascinated with various subjects, then sharing these experiences with friends.

He was preceded in death by parents, G.C. and Katherine Smith; wife, Judy Smith; and daughter, Darlene Thead.

Glenn is survived by his brother and wife, J. C. and Jane Smith; son, Glenn Smith Jr.; grandchildren, Crystal Hemenway, Dustin & Kara Hemenway; and 7 great-grandchildren; along with other family members and friends.

The family will receive friends from 5:30-7:30PM, Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.

A celebration of Glenn’s life will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 31, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Brad Schell officiating. Pallbearers; Dustin Hemenway, Ken Webb, Gary Sizemore, Joe Johnson, Mike Thompson, and Gary Parker. Honorary pallbearers include: J. C. Smith, Glenn Smith Jr., Tommy Sam, Roger Bell, and Tommy Palmer. Interment including Masonic honors will be at Greenhill Cemetery in Muskogee, OK.

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.

Donations may be presented to the Jefferson Highway Association and/or Three Rivers Museum in the honor of Glenn Smith.

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Lewis “Lanny” L. Gibson, 60

Born Friday, July 4, 1958

Died Friday, May 24, 2019

Lewis "Lanny" L. Gibson, 60, of Fort Gibson was born July 4,1958 in Muskogee, OK to Charles and Jere (Porter) Gibson, and peacefully passed away Friday, May 24, 2019 in Tulsa with his family by his side. Lanny grew up in Fort Gibson, OK, where he received his formal education. He proudly served in the United States Navy entering January 23, 1978 in Oklahoma City, and achieved the rank of MM3 and received an honorable discharge on January 24, 1982. He reenlisted in the United States Navy on May 3, 1984 and honorably discharged again on May 2, 1990. Lanny’s career was in rebar manufacturing with Gerdau Ameristeel as a production supervisor for over 20+ years. He was an avid OU Football and athletics fan and always signed his name with OU#1. Lanny was preceded in death by his father, Charles H. ‘Benny’ Gibson Jr; and his grandma, Ruby Ballard. Those left to cherish his memory are his son, Josh Gibson of Nixa, MO; grandsons, Maddox and Lukan Gibson of Nixa, MO; his mother, Jere Gibson of Fort Gibson, OK; brother, Michael Gibson and wife Donna of Fort Gibson, OK; brother, Matthew Gibson and wife Stephanie of Tuttle, OK; nieces and nephews, Kristin, Michaela and Blair Gibson all of Fort Gibson and Ashley Barnes, Kaylee and Cole Gibson all of Tuttle, OK; great nephews, Nathan and Colton Dixon of Muskogee, OK; Josh’s mother, Sonya Gibson of Muskogee; extended family and many friends. A visitation will be held Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home in Fort Gibson with family receiving friends from 5PM-7PM. A celebration of Lanny’s life will be 2:00PM Thursday, May 30, 2019 in the Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Forrest Kirk officiating. Honorary urn bearers are Billy Ray White, Jimmy Denton, Dave Howe, Gary Hendrix, Marcus Logan Jr., Kieran Boykins, Ryan Hytche and Anthony Lee. Committal prayers and inurnment will be at a later date at the Fort Gibson National Cemetery with military honors. The family of Lanny Gibson has entrusted his care, services, and cremation to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home in Fort Gibson. 918-478-2555. Online condolences may be left at clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com

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Jack Smith Harrison, 82

Born Thursday, January 21, 1937

Died Friday, May 24, 2019

Jack Smith Harrison, 82, passed away on Friday, May 24, 2019. Jack was born in Malvern, Arkansas on January 21, 1937 to J.R. “Jack” and Natalee Harrison. He attended Central High School graduating in 1955. His first year of college was at OBU on a basketball scholarship and then he transferred to play basketball at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas graduating in 1959 and then received his masters from NSU. He began his teaching career at Hilldale teaching 6th grade for one year. He then became the assistant to his former high school basketball coach at Central High as well as a history and geography teacher. In 1966 he left teaching to work at the family business, Harrison Oil and Tire Co. which he operated until 1997. In 1999 he returned to the classroom at Connors State College for a few years and then moved back to Muskogee High School as a teacher and coach, retiring in 2009. That year the City of Muskogee honored Jack by declaring May 24, “Coach Jack Harrison Day.” It didn't take long before he decided that he was not ready for retirement and went on to teach and coach for Hilldale Public Schools for five more years.
Jack and Linda were married on September 11, 1981 and spent the next 37 years raising their children together, working, and attending First Baptist Church in Muskogee, Ok. During these years Jack and Linda enjoyed traveling around the world, spending time with their family, starting traditions like Camp Harrison with their grandchildren, and art camp with their great grandchildren.
Jack is survived by his wife, Linda Harrison, son, Jody Harrison; daughter, Andi Thompson and husband Bobby; son, Jeff Cole and wife Susan; daughter, Stacy Burns and husband Jon; daughter-in-law, Susan Zook; granddaughters, Katherine and husband Donald Mayo, Emily and husband Kyle Upchurch, Alex Crim, and grandson, Jackson Crim; great-grandchildren, Harrison, Hudson, Grayson, and Jackson Upchurch, Jess Mayo; sister, Gail Gerard and husband Joe; niece, Layne Keenan; and nephew, Michael Huckabay, along with other family members and friends.
The family will be receiving friends at Cornerstone Funeral Home from 5:30-7:30PM, Wednesday, May 29, 2019.
Funeral services will be at 2PM, Thursday, May 30, 2019 at First Baptist Church with Dr. Johnny Derouen officiating.
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 www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Susanne Marie “Sue” Smith, 82

Born Monday, May 3, 1937

Died Friday, May 24, 2019

Funeral sSusanne Marie Smith, 82, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away Friday, May 24, 2019. She was born on May 3, 1937 to Elmer Charles Abrahamson and Veronica Abrahamson (Capella) in Brockway, Pennsylvania. She attended Brockway High School and graduated in 1955.
Susanne married her lifelong friend and companion, James E. Smith, on January 11, 1957. She was very active in the Humane Society and animal rescue organizations. She was also an active member of the Catholic Church her entire life, and she loved spending time with her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren.
Susanne is preceded in death by her parents Elmer and Veronica Abrahamson, and her son Michael Smith.
She is survived by her sons, Kurt Smith and wife Marianne of Allen, TX, Mark Smith and wife Barbara of Sherman, TX; daughter-in-law, Martha Smith of Muskogee; grandchildren, Jason Smith, Jennifer Smith, Jonathon Smith, Jami Holmes, David Smith, Daniel Smith, and Brianna Smith; great-grandchildren, Holly Holmes, Autumn Holmes, Eddie Holmes, Ethan Smith, and Katelyn Smith; brother Ken Abrahamson of DuBois, PA; sisters Joanne Fonner of Brockway, PA and Dianne Murray of Brockway, PA.
The family will receive friends from 9:00am-11:00am Friday, May 31, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.
A celebration of Susanne Smith’s life will be 2:00pm Friday, May 31, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Muskogee, with Father Richard Cristler as the Celebrant. Interment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery with David Smith, Thad McCall, Daniel Smith, Daniel Engle, Michael Holmes, and Jason Smith as Pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers are Jonathon Smith and Ethan Smith.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers donations be made to a local animal shelter in Susanne’s name.
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 www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Helen LaVern Carmons, 79

Born Tuesday, May 30, 1939

Died Friday, May 24, 2019

Mrs. Helen L. Carmons, age 79, answered the heavenly masters call and entered into eternal rest on Friday, May 24, 2019 in the Eastgate Nursing Home.

A Home Going Celebration will be conducted, Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the Evangelist Temple Baptist Church, 115 W. Southside Blvd. Muskogee,OK with the pastor, Rev. Richard Brooks, eulogizing. Interment Greenhill cemetery.

Visitation, Friday, May 31, 2019, 1:00 p.m. until 6 p.m. The casket will remain closed at the service on Saturday.

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

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Mary E. Sheppard, 91

Born Saturday, March 10, 1928

Died Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Mary Etta Sheppard, 91, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2019. She was born March 10, 1928 in Cass County, Missouri to Joseph Arthur Wolfe and Glenora Etta (Transue) Wolfe.
She worked as a typesetter in California for 40 plus years. She retired and moved to Oklahoma.
Mary married Don Sheppard on October 24, 2016 in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
She was preceded in death by her son, Leon.
Mary is survived by husband, Don; niece, Connie Brown of Muskogee; along with and many grandchildren and friends.
Funeral services celebrating Mary’s life will be 10:30AM, Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel. A private interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Tulsa.
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 www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.


Visitation: 9:00am-8:00om Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Service: 10:30am Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home

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Tommy Joe Crawford, 80

Born Saturday, November 5, 1938

Died Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Tommy Joe Crawford, 80, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2019. He was born in Lamar, Oklahoma on November 5, 1938 to J. Leonard and Laura M. (Roper) Crawford. He attended public schools and graduated from Holdenville High School in 1957 and later obtained an Associate’s Degree from Seminole Jr. College in 1981.
In the summer of 1958, he enlisted with the United States Navy. Tom proudly served his country, receiving an honorable discharge 21 years later. At the time of his retirement from the Navy, he was serving as Chief Petty Officer. Returning home to Oklahoma, he worked with the Department of Veteran's Affairs for approximately 5 years and then he began a career with Union Metal, retiring in 1992.
Tommy married Helen Mantooth, on May 7, 1982 in Muskogee. They shared more than 37 years of life and marriage together.
Tom was an avid reader, and loved to garden, okra being his specialty.
Tom will always be remembered as a loving husband, dad, grandpa (Pappa). His family meant everything to him.
He was a wonderful grandpa to his granddogs, Daisy, Lola, and Minnie.
He lived a full life and will be greatly missed. His passing will leave a huge void in all of our lives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Laura Crawford; siblings, Judy Roberts, Betty Woods, Joy Merkel, Jack Crawford, and Junior Crawford.
Tom is survived by his wife, Helen, of the home; his children, Tammy Weatherly and significant other Ricky Moore, Todd Crawford and wife Shelly (Apple) Crawford, Marsha (Wakeley) Cearley and husband Wade, Debra (Wakeley) Epps; granddaughters, Amanda Harrell and husband Cody, Alyssa Main and husband Bradley, Aubry Weatherley; great-granddaughters, Beckett Cheyenne Harrell, and one Harrell on the way, Austyn Jo (A.J.) Main, and Izabella Main; siblings, Corrine Shanda, Mary Mars, and Allen Crawford; along with many other family members and friends.
Funeral services celebrating Tom’s life will be at 10AM, Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Kelly Payne, Ken Hayes, and Allen Crawford officiating. Interment will be at Lamar Cemetery in Lamar, Oklahoma with full military honors being presented. Pallbearers will be Cody Harrell, Bradley Main, Jay Burk, Bud Edge, Randy Deitz, and Frankie Spears. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Red Neck Round Table.
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 www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.


Per Tommy's request, no public viewing.

Service:
10AM, Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel

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Leonard E. “Gene” Coker, 85

Born Saturday, January 27, 1934

Died Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Leonard Eugene “Gene” Coker, 85, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Gene was born in Maud, Oklahoma on January 27, 1934 to Jack and Jewell Coker. His family moved to Maysville, Oklahoma where he graduated from Maysville High School. He attended college at Oklahoma A&M (OSU), graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree.
After college, Gene joined the United States Army, serving two years with an honorable discharge. He then started his career for the United States Government as a meat inspector.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Marjolaine Boyer; and brother, Larry Coker.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley; daughters, Debbie and Benny Hunt, Cathy Coker, Vicky and Mark Grassman, Lori and Mark Etris, and Julie and James Atkinson; grandchildren, Christina Mather, Brittany Payne, Bobby Hunt, Amber Nikkol, Brandon Kerns, Mallory Holmes, Capt. Jonathan Hunt, Parker Atkinson, Carson Atkinson, Heath Etris, and Shane Etris; great-grandchildren, Tyson Mather, Zachery and Odin Hunt, Dakota Pease, Scarlytte Kerns, Meryl and Mason Holmes, Charlotte and Rylea Etris; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Gene was a long time member of Eastern Heights Baptist Church where he loved singing in the choir. He was also a member of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Organization, and Broken Arrow Sam’s RV Club.
Gene and Shirley loved to go to camping and traveling together. He also enjoyed fishing and vegetable gardening, along with family holidays with all the kids.
Funeral services celebrating Gene’s life will be 10AM, Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Eastern Heights Baptist Church with Dr. Darren Wallace officiating. Interment will follow at Dustin Cemetery in Dustin, Oklahoma.
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 www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.


Visitation:
Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 - 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM - Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 - 09:00 AM to 08:00 PM - Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory

Service:
Thursday, May 30th, 2019 - 10:00 AM - Eastern Heights Baptist Church


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Connie Lynn Chandler, 49

Born Saturday, August 2, 1969

Died Monday, May 20, 2019

Connie Lynn (Matthews) Chandler, 49, of Fort Gibson was born August 2, 1969 in Tulsa to Johnnie and Joan (Lamfers) Matthews and peacefully passed away Monday, May 20, 2019 at her home with her husband by her side.
Connie received her formal education in Fort Gibson, graduating with the class of 1987 and continued her education at Connors State College and completed her degree in 1993. Her love for her family was evident in everything she did. She would move heaven and earth for any one of her family members. Connie was a die hard Oklahoma University sports fan and NASCAR fan. She knew how precious life was and how to enjoy every minute of it while she could. Connie loved many things, summer time, the lake, boating and fishing. She will be missed by all that knew her.
Connie is preceded in death by her brother, Scott Matthews; maternal grandparents, Paul and Celestine Lamfers; paternal grandparents, Houston and Dora Matthews.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Jay of the home; sons, Blake Chandler and wife Ashley of Muskogee, OK; and Jake Dickman and wife Crystal of Tulsa; grandsons Houston and Colton Chandler of Muskogee and Asher Dickman of Tulsa; her parents, Johnnie and Joan Matthews of Fort Gibson, OK; brother in law, David Chandler and wife Missy of Muskogee, OK; sister, Cindy Terrell and husband Mike of Gore, OK; sister in law, Ellen and Crystal Chandler of Muskogee, OK; brother in law, John Conn of Muskogee, OK; seven nieces and nephews; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.
A visitation will be held Friday, May 24, 2019 at the Three Rivers Cowboy Church in Muskogee with the family receiving friends 5PM-7PM.
A service celebrating Connie’s life is scheduled for 10AM Saturday, May 25, 2019 at the Three Rivers Cowboy Church in Muskogee with Pastor Glen Rowan officiating. Serving as casket bearers will be Blake Chandler, Clint Goodwin JR., Buddy Devor, Jackie Parker, Travis Terrell and Bubba Terrell. Honorary casket bearers are Eddy Lyons, Joshua Kingery, Mike Terrell and Jake Dickman.
Committal prayers and internment will be at a later date.



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Nolan Pevehouse, 87

Born Tuesday, December 15, 1931

Died Monday, May 20, 2019

Nolan D. Pevehouse, 87, of Webbers Falls, Oklahoma passed away on Monday, May 20, 2019. Nolan was born on December 15, 1931 to Theodore “Theo” Henry Pevehouse and Edna Marie Pevehouse-Withrow (Jones) in Wainwright, Oklahoma. He attended and graduated from Oktaha High School and then joined the Navy. He later attended Oklahoma State University and received his master’s degree in accounting to become a CPA.
Nolan worked for the IRS for more than 20 years and then retired from the BIA. He was a rancher and an avid Horse racer, he also loved to go bird hunting. His first horse was Turnpike Patty and every horse from her is also named Turnpike. He raised Painted Turnpike, who was the only triple crown winner. He won more races and money than any of the other horses. He was a 3-time world champion, and Nolan was so proud of him.
He is preceded in death by his father Theodore (Theo) Pevehouse; mother Edna Pevehouse-Withrow (Jones); and brother Carl Pevehouse, and granddaughter Misty Rogers Vaughn.
He is survived by his wife Verna Pevehouse, Ronnie and Dianna Pevehouse of Webbers Falls, OK, Judy and Tracy Rogers of Aztec, NM, Michael Pevehouse or Porum, OK, Ronald and Janet Steveson of Bache, OK, 7 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren, brother Gordon and wife Jackie Pevehouse
The family will receive friends from 5:30pm-7:30pm Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.
A celebration of Nolan’s life will be held 10:00am Friday, May 24, 2019 at Muskogee First Assembly of God Church with Chaplain Justin Haywood officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Checotah, Oklahoma with Tracy Rogers, Bret Pevehouse, Billy Pevehouse, William Whiteagle, Rooster, Casey Pevehouse, Drew Pevehouse, and Jeremy Rogers as Pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers will be Carl White, Rex Brooks, Charles Leggett, Jack McBroom, Jim Wheeler, Mel Bollenbach, George Miller, Glyde Miller, Carol McBroom, and Carole Stacy.
The family requests in lieu of flowers that all donations or memorials be made to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF). Donations can be made online at https://pdjf.org/donate/ or mailed to Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, P.O. Box 803, Elmhurst, IL 60126.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

Public Visitation is 9:00am-8:00pm Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home

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Ann Elizabeth Long, 66

Born Monday, March 2, 1953

Died Saturday, May 18, 2019

Ann E. Long, age 66, a resident of Muskogee, peacefully slipped the bonds of this life on Saturday, May 18, 2019 in St Francis Medical Center.

No services planned.

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

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Norma Jean Deaton, 97

Born Wednesday, September 21, 1921

Died Thursday, May 16, 2019

Norma Jean Erb-Deaton was born September 21, 1921 in McCloud, Oklahoma to James Louis Walters and Helen Gracie (McCoy) Walters and peacefully went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 16, 2019. Norma is preceded in death by her parents; James Waters and Paul and Helen Gotcher; husband, James (Jim) L. Erb; son, David L. Erb; late husband, Vance Deaton; brother, Robert (Bob) Walters. She is lovingly survived by her daughter-in-law and sole caregiver; Susan K. Erb, of Fort Gibson, OK; son, Bob Erb and wife Beverly of Kilgore, Texas; grandchildren, Tiffany Erb-Hilton of Owasso, OK, Jimmy N. Erb and wife Mandy of Okay, OK, Pam (Erb) Tucker of Longview, TX, Greg Erb of Kilgore, TX, and wife Kim, as well as numerous great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank Broadway Manor of Muskogee, OK and Emerald Hospice of Wagoner, OK for their outstanding love and care. A private family service will be held at a later time.
The family of Norma Jean Erb-Deaton has entrusted her care and cremation to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home in Fort Gibson, OK. 918-478-2555 Online condolences may be left at clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com

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Evelyn Kathleen Gilman, 101

Born Saturday, January 12, 1918

Died Wednesday, May 15, 2019


Evelyn Kathleen “Kitty” (Smith) Gilman, 101, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. She was born on January 12, 1918 to Edward Earl Smith and Lelia (Hansborough) Smith in Carlton, Mississippi. She grew up in Memphis, Tennessee and also lived in California for a short time.
Kathleen was a hairdresser for many years and adored all of her clients. She also worked as a practical nurse and loved giving care to all of her patients. Kathleen loved her family very much and will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward Smith and Lelia Smith-McCarty; siblings, Edward Earl Smith, Jr., E. Juanita Strauss, and Ellery Suggs Smith.
Kathleen is survived by her daughter, Pam Dahlstrom Jones of Washington; nieces Linda Miller of Texas and Jan Strauss of Muskogee, OK; nephews, John McClelland of Tahlequah, OK, and James Strauss of Shawnee, OK; and many other family members and friends.
Private family services are planned for a later date.
Cremation services provided by Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York Street, Muskogee, Oklahoma. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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James D. Cunningham, 69

Born Friday, June 24, 1949

Died Tuesday, May 14, 2019

James Delbert Cunningham “Pops”, 69, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019. He was the 5th child of 6 siblings born on June 24, 1949 in Hurricane, West Virginia to Edward and Geraldine Cunningham. James moved with his family to Downey, California when he was 9 years old. He attended public schools and received his high school diploma.
James joined the United States Army where he served a tour in Vietnam and received an honorable discharge.
He worked for Mathews Inc as a type setter for 15 years. In 1981, James and his family moved to Oklahoma. He began a 22 year career with the Muskogee Police Department. He retired at the age of 55 as a Sergeant Major.
He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Margaret Cunningham, Yvonne Runyun, Edward E Cunningham, and Sheila Kerr.
James is survived by his wife, Karen, of the home; children, Dana Dunlap (Tony) of Portland, OR, Anthony Bevilacqua (Marilee), Heather Cunningham, James P. Cunningham (Renee’), all of Tahlequah, OK, Shelby Jackson (Amanda) of Muskogee, OK, and Rhonda Fulton (Justin) of Staunton, VA; 23 grandkids; 8 great-grandkids; sister, Jessie Burdette of WV; extended family, Larry and Andrea Stewart and their four children; his 3 fur babies, along with many other family members and friends.
Pops loved fishing, golfing, NASCAR, his morning coffee on the front porch, but most important, was loving his family. His day always included watching cowboy movies, Andy Griffith, and Mash. Pops will be greatly missed.
The family will greet friends from 1-4PM, Sunday, May 19, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.
Funeral services celebrating James’ life will be 10AM, Monday, May 20, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Randy Wickett officiating. Interment will follow at 12PM at Fort Gibson National Cemetery with military honors being presented.
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 www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.


Visitation
Friday, May 17th, 2019 - 01:00 PM to 05:30 PM - Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory
1830 North York Street - Muskogee, OK - 74403

Visitation
Saturday, May 18th, 2019 - 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM - Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory - Muskogee
1830 North York Street - Muskogee, OK - 74403

Visitation
Sunday, May 19th, 2019 - 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM - Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory - Muskogee
1830 North York Street - Muskogee, OK - 74403

Family Visitation
Sunday, May 19th, 2019 - 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM - Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory - Muskogee
1830 North York Street - Muskogee, OK - 74403

Service:
10AM, Monday, May 20, 2019 @ Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel

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Clark Gable Logan, 88

Born Saturday, January 10, 1931

Died Tuesday, May 14, 2019

A vibrant baby boy was born to Eugene Harrison Logan Sr. and Etta (Baker) Logan on January 10, 1931. He was the eleventh child born to this union. He was born in Crecola, Oklahoma.

Gabe was the last surviving sibling of twelve. These siblings consisted of Hollis Logan Sr., Leona Craig, Horace Logan Sr., Alvin W. Logan Sr., Perry P. Logan, Elona S. Logan (died in youth), Eugene Harrison Logan Jr., John B. Logan Sr., Etta Crawford, Ulyssess G. (Boo) Logan, and Otis B. (Fat) Logan Sr.

He attended Hall Chapel School as a youth.

He was dedicated to his farm. He loved animals and was very knowledgeable.

He had a very special bond with his family.

A Home Going Service will be conducted Friday, May 24, 2019, 11:00 a.m., House of Winn Funeral Home Precious Memories Chapel, 2200 Military Blvd, Muskogee, OK. Interment will follow in Plainview Cemetery, Summit, OK.

Visitation, Thursday, May 23, 2019, 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

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

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John T. Patrick Jr., 89

Born Thursday, January 16, 1930

Died Monday, May 13, 2019

John Thomas Patrick Jr. was born to John Thomas Sr. and Oral Lee Ellis Patrick, January 16th, 1930. He was born and raised in Okmulgee County. He attended Prairie View Schools. After school he went on to become a construction worker and worked for the rail roads.

At an early age he accepted Christ and was a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church. Later in life he was a faithful member of First Baptist South Church of Beggs, OK until death. He was also a member of New Beginnings Church of God and Christ for a short period of time under the leadership of Elder Jackie Jones.

He enjoyed singing, dancing and tending to his farm. He was one of the first members of the Beggs Round Up Club. In his own special way he was a dedicated family man and loved family gatherings.

John was preceded in death by his parents, two children, Larry Don Patrick and Rex Allen Patrick, and four sisters; Veola Stein, Maxine Stella, Bertha Willis and Clarece Williams.

He leaves to cherish his memory 6 children; Wilma Johnson of Tulsa, OK, Thomasinea (Claude) Weaver of Dallas, TX, Travis (Patricia) Patrick Sr. of Oklahoma City, OK, Lena Surick of Tulsa, OK, Ronnie Patrick of California and LaDonna Patrick of Sands Spring, OK. He also has 6 sisters to continue his legacy; Velma Bagby, Irene Crenshaw, Yvonne Sanders, Wilma Yarbrough, Vella Clayton and Geneva Hanson; grandchildren, Marvell Patrick, Scottie Widen Patrick, Tarivs Patrick Jr., Jennen Brown, Jamile Bailey, Josh Weaver, Christopher Weaver, Donato Patrick, Rodgell Howell, and Myron Patrick.

A Service of Memory will be conducted, Tuesday, May 21, 2019 in First Baptist Church South, Beggs, OK at 11:00 a.m.

Interment will follow in Beggs Cemetery. Visitation, Monday, 1:00 P.M. until 6 P.M. in the Precious Memories Chapel at House of Winn Funeral Home-Okmulgee.

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

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Merle P. Roller, 81

Born Thursday, February 17, 1938

Died Sunday, May 12, 2019



Merle Patrick Roller, 81, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed to his eternal home on Sunday, May 12, 2019. He was born February 17, 1938 in Clintonville, Arkansas to Walter Edmond Roller and Emma Stockton Roller. Merle attended public schools and graduated from Wheaton High School in Missouri.
Merle entered the military and served as a member of the United States Navy.
He married the love of his life and best friend, Judy Jean Shockley on December 21, 1960 in Stella, Missouri. They celebrated more than 58 years of life and marriage together.
Merle worked at Western Union as an electrical technician for many years and later at Zapata Industries. He retired in 2004.
He will always be remembered as a man of faith, a family man, jokester, and storyteller. He loved nothing more than spending time with his family and friends. Merle was a faithful and active member of New Hope Assembly of God Church.
He will be greatly missed.
Merle was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Emma Roller; brother, Kenneth Roller; and his son, Jerry Roller.
He is survived by his wife, Jean, of the home; son, Charlie Roller; daughter, Donna Morgan and husband Jack, of Muskogee; grandchildren, Justin Miller and wife Heather of Broken Arrow, Tonya Stanhope of Muskogee, Mary Braden and husband Michael of Ft. Gibson, Matthew Miller and wife Adrienne of Washington, DC, Sierra Roller, Madison Roller, both of Ohio, and Gabe Roller of Muskogee; great-grandchildren, Jordan, Alexis, Cary Lee III, Landen, Bethany, Kattie Lynn, Jaylynn, and Elijah; sister, Pauline Day (Roller); very special friend, Louie Cassaway; along with other family members and friends.
Merle was loved by many and will be greatly missed.
The family will receive friends from 5-7PM, Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.
Funeral services celebrating Merle’s life will be 2PM, Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at New Hope Assembly of God Church with Rev. Monte Humphrey and Rev. Buddy Powell officiating. Interment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery with his grandchildren Justin Miller, Tonya Stanhope, Mary Braden, Michael Braden, Gabe Roller, Jordan Miller, Sierra Roller, Madison Roller, and Matt Miller serving as 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 www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Imogene Webb, 78

Born Sunday, July 14, 1940

Died Saturday, May 11, 2019

Imogene Harvel Webb, 78, of Haskell, Oklahoma passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2019 with her family by her side. She was born on July 14, 1940 in Haskell, Oklahoma to Harvey Wright Harvel and Mildred Irene Pardue Harvel. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church. Imogene enjoyed playing musical instruments and singing at church. She was a homemaker, a loving wife, mother, sister and friend.
Imogene married Delbert Leon Webb on May 16, 1958. They were married 41 years until his death on November 14, 1999.
Imogene was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert Leon Webb, son Delbert Leon Webb II (Duke), her father Harvey Wright Harvel, mother Mildred Irene Pardue and brother Harvey Ray Harvel.
She is survived by her sister, Joyce Wisdom of Haskell; brother, Jerald Harvel of Skiatook; two daughters, Terry Foutch and husband Keith Foutch of Muskogee and Nancy Ward and husband Roy Ward of Coweta; grandchildren, Brandan and Melissa Foutch of Fort Gibson, Blake and Mindy Foutch of Boynton, Lucas and Jyme Ward of Coweta, Austin Ward of Coweta and Cody and Hannah Webb of Haskell; She will be lovingly remembered by her great-grandchildren, Lexie and Linzi Foutch, Wyatt and Bristol Foutch, Spencer Ward and Caden Webb; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members and friends.
Services will be held at 10:00AM, Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at the Assembly of God Church in Haskell, Oklahoma with Reverend Donald Hogue Jr, and grandson, Brandan Foutch officiating. Interment will follow at Haskell cemetery, under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home. Lunch will follow at Silver Spur Western Lodge. Pallbearers will be Brandan Foutch, Blake Foutch, Cody Webb, Roy Webb, Waco Webb and Steve Foutch.
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 www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Ronald Scott Slape, 57

Born Saturday, September 23, 1961

Died Saturday, May 11, 2019

Ronald Scott Slape, 57, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2019. He was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma on September 23, 1961 to Ronald Slape and Peggy Rose Slape. Scott attended and graduated from Braggs Public School, with a perfect attendance all 12 years. He continued his education at Bacone College where he played basketball.
Scott married the love of his life, Brenda Marie Slape (Carter) on February 11, 1985 in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. They spent more than 34 memorable years together. He attended New Hope Assembly of God, where he was baptized on October 1, 2017. Scott enjoyed raising Slape show goats and watching good basketball games. But there is nothing he enjoyed more than spending time with his grandchildren and family and loving his wife.
Scott is preceded in death by his father and mother, Ronald Slape and Peggy Slape, and his brother, J.B. Slape.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda Marie Slape of Muskogee, OK; daughters, Tiffany Ellison and husband Derek of Oktaha, OK and Trenda Mullen and husband Justin of Muskogee, OK; stepmother, Betty Slape; niece, Natosha Hall of the home; grandchildren, Madison Mullen of Lebanon, TN, Ty Mullen of Muskogee, OK, Trinity Mullen of Muskogee, OK, Lia Ellison of Oktaha, OK, Abree Ellison of Oktaha, OK, and Waylon Mullen of Muskogee, OK; sister, Teri Peters of Oktaha, OK; and brother, Chad Threet of Austin, TX, along with many other family members and friends.
The family will receive friends from 5:30-7:30PM, Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.
A celebration of Scott’s life will be 1:00pm, Thursday, May 16, 2019 at New Hope Assembly of God in Muskogee, Oklahoma with Pastor John Overton officiating and Bro. Bobby Burris assisting. Interment will follow at South Bethel Cemetery in Braggs, Oklahoma with Gary Isbell, Wesley Mackey, David Mackey, Mike Slape, Justin Mullen, Derek Ellison, Thad Hutchens, and Raymond Boydston serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Schoenfelder, Randy Eller, Brian Craig, Keith Weant, Terry Weant, Mark Mullen, Paul Early, Harold (Racer) Hutchens, Bryan Young, and Tex Ferguson.
The family would like to extend a very special “Thank you” to Nurse Ciara Cowan at St. Johns, Dr. Vasireddy and his staff at Landmark Cancer Center, Muskogee St. Francis ER and ICU staff, Nurse Terri Mussett, Joyce, and Grace with Complete Hospice, Marion Medical staff of Tulsa, and Doyle Maggert.
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 www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.


Service:
Thursday, May 16th, 2019 - 01:00 PM - New Hope Assembly of God

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Nora M. Jenkins, 76

Born Saturday, November 7, 1942

Died Thursday, May 9, 2019

Nora Margaret Jenkins, 76 longtime resident of Muskogee, entered Heaven’s gates on Thursday, May 9, 2019. She was born to Jeff F. and Lula Belle (Darrow) Cox on November 7, 1942 in Okay, Oklahoma. She grew up and attended the public schools, graduating with the class of 1961. She furthered her education by attending Bacone College, receiving an Associate’s Degree.
On November 15, 1963, Nora married the love of her life, Roy Dale Jenkins, in her parents’ home in Okay, Oklahoma. They have shared 56 years of life and happy marriage together. Roy and Nora have been active members at Eastern Heights Baptist Church. Nora has faithfully worked in VBS, the church nursery, and helped cook at youth summer camps at Falls Creek. Also, for many years, she played the organ and piano at the Church and helped cook and serve the Wednesday evening meal at Church. She enjoyed working by Roy’s side at the family business, Roy D. Jenkins & Associates CPA; they retired in 2015.
Some of Nora’s favorite pastimes were going to the Big 12 Baseball Tournaments, and short-term camping and visiting her family. Her family recalls her excellent cooking skills and how she enjoyed cooking and baking for her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jeff & Lula Belle Cox; her grandparents, Joseph C & Fannie M. (Garrison) Darrow. Nora is survived by her husband, Roy Jenkins, of Muskogee; her daughter, Lisa L. Harris (Scotte) of Kemah, TX; sister, Frances Darrow and husband Jack; brother, Arthur Cox of Muskogee; brother-in-law, Clifford Darrow and wife Martha of Hulbert, OK; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members.
A celebration of Nora’s life will be 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Eastern Heights Baptist Church with Dr. Darren Wallace officiating.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory, 1830 North York Street, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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