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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.)

Kathy Joyce Gates, 67

Born Monday, November 23, 1953

Died Sunday, October 3, 2021

Kathy Joyce Gates, 67, of Fort Gibson, OK was born November 23, 1953 in Muskogee, OK to Olen and Bobbie (Weger) Russell and peacefully passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2021.
Kathy received her formal education and graduated from Muskogee High School in 1971. In January of 1978, on the 13th day, she married the love of her life, Clarence, and they started a family. Kathy worked for Muskogee Public Schools at Whittier Elementary to be closer to her children that were in 2nd grade and kindergarten when she started, and stayed for over 10 years. She continued her career taking care of people, something she always felt like she was called to do. Kathy worked as a home health aide for over 15 years and finished her career working at St John’s Hospital in Tulsa, OK.
Kathy enjoyed traveling. She and Clarence would travel everywhere, like Hawaii and Alaska, but Kathy really like the Dakotas. Kathy enjoyed visiting with friends and family over the phone. She loved every moment spent with her grandchildren. Kathy loved her pets as part of the family. She liked to stop at the casino and occasionally give the slot machines a run for their money. She was loved and will be missed by all who knew her.
Kathy leaves behind to cherish her memories, her husband, Clarence of the home; son, Jeffery Gates and wife Sherry, of Fort Gibson; daughter, Elizabeth Davis and husband Tim, of Fort Gibson; grandchildren, Ian Davis, Leo Davis, Jeffery C. Gates and Jonathan Gates; sisters, Linda Dry and husband Thomas, Nancy Russell, Barbara Crabtree and Violet McKeen; aunt, Esther Lowe; extended family and many friends.
Kathy was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Curtis Russell and Richard Russell; grandparents, Jefferson and Minnie Weger; and brother-in-law, Jesse Crabtree.
A viewing for Kathy will be 12PM-7PM Thursday, October 7, 2021 at Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home with family receiving friends 5PM-7PM. A graveside service will be held 11AM Friday, October 8, 2021 at Memorial Park Cemetery in Muskogee, OK with Brother Larry Lashley officiating. Jeffery C. Gates, Tim Davis, Jr., Ian Davis, Jeffery Gates, Jonathan Gates and Jason Fulk will serve as casket bearers.
The family of Kathy Joyce Gates has entrusted her care, service 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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Gwen Vandiver, 67

Born Tuesday, September 7, 1954

Died Friday, October 1, 2021

Gwen Vandiver, 67, of Muskogee, Oklahoma went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 1, 2021. She was born on September 7, 1954 in Checotah, Oklahoma. Gwen graduated from Muskogee High School with the class of 1973.
She married the love of her life, John Gilbert Vandiver, on June 7, 1975 at Checotah First Baptist Church. They shared many years of life, marriage and family together.
Gwen was a licensed childcare provider since 1989 and was the owner of Miss Gwen’s Daycare for many years. She absolutely loved her job and all the children she provided care for. Gwen was a member of Muskogee First Assembly. She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends, making arts and crafts, playing games, and was an avid reader. Gwen loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her.
Gwen was preceded in death by her husband, John Vandiver; parents, Howard and Martha Blankenship; Gloria Livingston, David Meeks, Marty Livingston and John Lansden II.
She is survived by her daughter, Jenny Morphis and husband Taf, son Jonathan Vandiver and wife Jennifer; grandchildren, Vann, Jenna and Gunner; step-grandchildren, Brooklyn and Joscelyn; brother, Frankie Livingston; Karen and John Lansden; Judy Pannell; Jim and Jane Blankenship; Doug, Brian, Mylissa, Julie, Shelly Meeks, and Claud Meeks; dear friend, Rusty Raper; and many other family members and friends.
A celebration of Gwen’s life will be 10AM, Thursday, October 7, 2021 at Muskogee First Assembly of God with Matthew Vandiver and Dr. Steve Rose officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery with pallbearers, Jon Vandiver, Gunner Vandiver, Taf Morphis, Vann Morphis, Grant Polk, Jeremy Nichols, Jordan Vandiver and Mike Every. Honorary pallbearers will be Frankie Livingston, John Lansden, Sr., Sean Kennedy, Kyle Hayes, Josh Lewis, Jake Lewis, Tyler Lewis, Drew Nichols, Wes Ledbetter, Rick Mullins and Jason Dowdy.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Ella Dale Holloway, 97

Born Friday, November 9, 1923

Died Thursday, September 30, 2021

Ella Dale (Spencer) Holloway, 97, of Muskogee, was born November 9, 1923 in Muskogee to Buel Riddle Spencer and Anna Mae (Blackwood) Spencer and peacefully passed away Thursday, September 30, 2021 in Vinita.
She was a lifelong resident of Muskogee and received her formal education in the Muskogee School system. She met, fell in love and later married the love of her life David W. Holloway, Sr. on September 2, 1955.
Dale worked as an executive secretary for HB Egan MFG Co. for forty years. She also worked as an outside sales rep for 8 years. She was the secretary of the Muskogee Coin Club, until she was no longer able to attend. She worked hard to attain membership and gained her certificate in the Certified Professional Secretaries.
She was a member of the Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Muskogee and also the Muskogee Presbyterian Church.
Dale played the piano from childhood having being taught by her mother. She was the pianist at Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church as well as Sunday School Teacher, children church leader and youth camp counselor for many years. She loved to collect glassware, Beanie Babies, loved camping and spending time outdoors.
Dale is lovingly survived by her sons, David W. Holloway, Jr. and wife, Robin of Fort Gibson and Dale R. Holloway of Muskogee, grandsons, Loren Holloway and wife, Ashley of Glenpool and Mikel Holloway of Muskogee; granddaughter, Stefanie N. Coppin and husband, Morgan of Muskogee, great grandchildren, Brett Holloway, Lezliegh Holloway and Evie Holloway; along with many beloved nieces, nephews and a host of friends and children who were taught and loved by her throughout her life.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, David W. Holloway, Sr., brothers, Gordon Spencer and B.R. Spencer, and her sister, Martha Spencer Reck.
Viewing will be Wednesday, October 6, 2021 from Noon to 5:00PM with a visitation with family receiving friends 5:00PM-7:00PM at Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home in Fort Gibson. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions in Ella Dale Holloway’s name to Muskogee Presbyterian Church 2000 Haskell Blvd Muskogee, OK. 74403.
A graveside service Celebrating Ella Dale Holloway’s life will be Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 12:30PM at Fort Gibson National Cemetery with Reverend Leigh S. McCaslin III officiating.
The family of Ella Dale Holloway has entrusted her care, service 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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Stella Louise Barnett, 69

Born Thursday, June 26, 1952

Died Thursday, September 30, 2021

Stella Louise Barnett, age 69, a resident of Okmulgee, transitioned, Thursday, September 30, 2021 in Muscogee Creek Nation Medical Center.

A Home Going Celebration will be conducted, Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. in the Okmulgee Dunbar Middle School Gymnasium, 1401 E. Martin Luther King, Okmulgee,OK. Interment in Okmulgee cemetery. Public Visitation, Friday, October 8th in the Precious Memories Chapel/House of Winn Funeral Home-Okmulgee during the hours of 1:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M.

MASKS mandatory at all services

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

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Willie R. Price Jr., 68

Born Friday, May 8, 1953

Died Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Willie Ray Price, Jr was born in McKinney, Texas on May 8, 1953, to Willie Ray Price, Sr. and Helen Catherine (Thomas) Price. He departed this life on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at the age of 68.
Willie’s father was in the Army, so his childhood was spent in Texas, Kansas, Germany, Colorado, California and Georgia. When his father retired from the Army in 1966, they made their move to Muskogee, OK. He graduated from Muskogee High School in 1971 and went on to obtain his Bachelor’s Degree in Offset Printing Technology from Pittsburg State University in 1974. In 1975, he accepted a job with Muskogee Public Schools as an assistant in the print shop where he continued to teach that program until it was discontinued. In 2000, when the printing program was discontinued, he started a new program to teach IBM and A+ certifications. He built that program from the ground up and often had a waiting list to enroll. He loved his students, and they were the light of his life. He would often hold pool parties during the summer for his students and loved getting them together for fun times. During his time teaching, he went back to school at Oklahoma State University and obtained his Master’s Degree in Secondary Education. He also participated in many programs outside of the classroom including Key Club, Robotics Program, Negotiations Team as the Chief Negotiator and the Department Head for the Technology Department. Over the 39 years of teaching at Muskogee High School, Willie made such an amazing impact on thousands of students.
Willie met the love of his life, Polly Willett, in the fall of 1984. They wed on July 12, 1985, and shared 36 wonderful years of marriage. One year and 3 days after they wed, they welcomed their first child, Amber. They welcomed their second child, Christopher on October 28, 1988.
In May 2014, Willie made the decision to retire from teaching, and freely chose to be paid in hugs and kisses by keeping his first grandchild, Jade. Family time meant more than anything to him. He was eager to invite the whole family over to eat great food and swim in the pool. He enjoyed nothing more than spending all his free moments with his kids, grandkids and family.
Willie spent many hours serving at Eastern Heights Baptist Church where he has been a member for many years. He served as Trustee, Finance Committee Chairman, Personnel Committee Chairman, and served on the Committee on Committees. He also assisted his wife Polly, in starting the backpack program and ran the sound and video for many years.
Willie was preceded in death by his parents Willie Ray Price, Sr. and Helen Catherine Price, his mother-in-law Polly Willett, his stepmother Sherry Price and his great-niece Lauren Price.
Willie is survived by his wife, Polly, of the home; his children, Amber Crall and husband Shawn of Fort Gibson, OK, and his son Christopher Price and wife Jennie of Tulsa, OK; grandchildren Jade Crall, Easton Price and Westley Price; brother David Price and wife Mona; sisters, Kathie Lipe and Joyce Rowland; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and a very large host of friends.
Open visitation will be at Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N York St, Muskogee, OK 74403, on October 4, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. The family will welcome friends from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Willie will be remembered at a Celebration of Life service at Eastern Heights Baptist Church in Muskogee, OK on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. Bro. Darren Wallace & Steve Wasson will officiate.
Pallbearers will be Christopher Price, Shawn Crall, Jeremy Holmes, Mike Price, Nicholas Price, Thomas Price and Drew Crawford. Honorary pallbearers are Jeff Kent, Gene Madding, Bruce Ragsdale, Malcolm Mebane, Brandon Price, Jason Price and Jason Kunkle.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Lake Area United Way for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library book program. Donations can be made online at www.lakeareaunitedway.org or checks can be mailed to PO Box 1612, Muskogee, OK 74402.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Opal Berniece Orman, 90

Born Monday, June 22, 1931

Died Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Berniece (Hutchens) Orman, 90, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away on September 29, 2021. She was born on June 22, 1931 to Arthur Norman Hutchens and Edna Ethel (Rosson) Hutchens in Braggs, Oklahoma. Berniece was a high school graduate. She married the love of her life, Charley Ray Orman, on August 5, 1946 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. They shared many years of life, marriage, love and family together.
Berniece loved her family and enjoyed taking care of them. She will always be remembered by the ones who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Edna Hutchens; her husband, Charley Ray Orman; brother, Robert James Hutchens; sisters, Virginia Fallen Horn, Hazel Alexander, Vera Huddleston, Ruby McDaniels and Carrie Weeks.
Berniece is survived by her children, Peggy Willard and husband Harold of Muskogee, OK, Terry Orman, Sr. and wife Lana of Fayettville, AR, and Randy Orman and wife Michele of Wagoner, OK; grandchildren, Heather Doffin and husband Bryan of Bentonville, AR, Terry Orman, Jr. and wife Stephanie of Bentonville, AR, Lindsey Ketcham and husband Casey of Muskogee, OK, Jennifer Young and husband Bryan of Muskogee, OK, Christopher Orman of Wagoner, OK, and Tim Willard and wife Stephanie of Porter, OK; great-grandchildren, Garrett Orman and wife Kaylisa of Tulsa, OK, Kerrigan Young of Fort Gibson, OK, Baylor Young of Stillwater, OK, Taylor Orman of Bentonville, AR, Kamdyn Kating of Muskogee, OK, Landry Orman of Bentonville, OK, Turner Ketcham of Muskogee, OK, and Jacob Wright and wife Tasha of Bentonville, AR; great-great-grandchildren, Bentley Wright and Sofia Wright; and many other family members and friends.
Berniece’s family will greet friends 6PM-8PM, Thursday, October 7, 2021 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.
A celebration of Berniece’s life will be 10:30AM, Friday, October 8, 2021 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Lonnie Orman, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Gibson National Cemetery with Dennis Yochum, Christopher Orman, Casey Ketcham, Bryan Haughey, Garrett Orman and Tim Willard serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Kamdyn Kating, Turner Ketcham, Landry Orman, Bobby Hernandez, Johnny Orman, Sammy Fallen, Jimmy Fallen and Jamie Orman.
Berniece’s family would like to thank the staff of both Country Garden Assistant Living and Pleasant Valley Nursing Home for their wonderful care to our mom.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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James “Paschall” Eubanks, 82

Born Tuesday, June 6, 1939

Died Monday, September 27, 2021

James Paschall Eubanks was born June 6, 1939 to James Henry Eubanks and Florence Odessa Bell Eubanks in Arpelar, OK. He grew up there loving riding his horse and playing sports at Haywood High School, where he graduated in 1958. While there, he met Iline Woodand and they were married on May 31, 1958. They had two children, Brian Eubanks and Karen Eubanks Cosby.
Upon their marriage, they moved to Muskogee, OK. He worked for several years at The Automotive, then moved on to Fansteel Metals. He retired from Johnston Enterprises at the Port of Muskogee in 2005. When he retired, he and Iline loved traveling to The Rocky Mountains in Colorado, the Ozarks in Arkansas, and having Halloween campouts with their children and grandchildren.
Paschall never seemed to meet a stranger and was loved by all who had the good fortune to know him. He was kind and gentle. He loved to encourage those he met and always had a joke and a smile. He will be very missed by his family and friends.
Paschall was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Flavius Eubanks, sisters; Avanel Eubanks Urmston and Dottie Kate Eubanks Coleman; and beloved son in law, Thomas Cosby.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Iline Eubanks; son, James Brian Eubanks and his wife Brenda, and their children Brianna Eubanks and Will Eubanks, all of Oktaha, OK; his daughter, Karen Eubanks Cosby of Rockwall, TX, and her sons Michael Cosby of McKinney, TX, and Nathan Cosby of Dallas, TX, and several nieces and nephews.
The family will greet friends from 10:30-11:30am, Thursday, September 30, 2021 at Fairview Baptist Church in Muskogee followed by a family conducted memorial service beginning at 11:30 to celebrate Paschall’s life.
Cremation services provided by Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Keeble Walker, 71

Born Monday, May 15, 1950

Died Monday, September 27, 2021

Keeble Walker age 71, a resident of Muskogee, OK transitioned in his home Monday Sept 27, 2021.

Arrangements are pending with House of Winn Funeral Home and Cremations, Muskogee

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Donald Lee Dickerson, 87

Born Tuesday, June 19, 1934

Died Monday, September 27, 2021

Obituary for Donald L Dickerson, Sr.
June 1934-September 2021

Mr. Dickerson passed away on Monday, September 27 at Saint Francis Hospital in Muskogee. He was born to Clifford Dickerson and Bertha Blankenship.

He was retired from Container Corporation of America.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Joe Dickerson; sister, Anna Belle Perry; and baby son, Stephen Dickerson.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Judy Taylor Dickerson; sons, Rev. Jim Dickerson (Judy), Don Dickerson (Cindy); stepson, Jeffrey Hicks (Shelly); grandsons, Jimbo Dickerson (Melissa), Jon Dickerson, Cliff Dickerson; granddaughters, Tricia Pfister (Fred) and Dawnetta Taylor (Cory); great- grandchildren, Mark, Matt, Jordan, Cassidy, Madison, Aleesha, Olivia, Allison, Austin, Taylor, and August; great-great grandchildren, Emilee, Annsleigh, Ezra, Blakelynn, Nakiyah, and Kaylee as well as nephews and nieces.

Dad, we will see you in the Rapture one day soon.

The family will be having a private service.

Cremation services provided by Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Connie Faye Hiseley, 68

Born Tuesday, May 5, 1953

Died Sunday, September 26, 2021

Connie Faye (Ford) Hiseley went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, 26 September 2021. She was born in Muskogee on May 5, 1953 to Perry Ford and Gertrude (Little) Ford, she was the youngest of 10 children raised in Fort Gibson.
Connie was a star basketball player in high school and graduated at the top of her class from Fort Gibson High School. She attended Connors State College, where she met and married her husband of 28 years, Keith. Together, they had two sons, Tommy and Toby, whom they raised in Fort Gibson and Warner. Connie was known as the neighborhood Mom. There was never a kid that wasn’t welcomed with open arms and an open heart.
Connie served for many years as the Purchasing Director of Griffins Foods in Muskogee and retired as the City Clerk for Warner in 2015. After retirement, she joined her son Toby’s family on their Air Force journey, moving to Alaska to enjoy life in the midnight sun. She returned to Oklahoma in 2020 to be near Tommy and his family. She will always be known for filling a room with laughter and a beautiful smile. She was always willing to serve and enjoyed the company of her family. Her greatest gift was to her grandchildren. They lit up her life and she did theirs. Nana (or Nina) never hesitated to crawl in the floor and play with her babies, read a book, take them on special trips, and her purse always held “prizes”.
Connie is survived by her sons, Tommy, his wife, Chessa and Toby and his wife, Kimberly; her beloved grandchildren, Gage, Allison, Kyleigh, William, Katie Belle, Connor, and Cannon; her brothers Jerry and Donald, numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.
Connie is preceded in death by her best friend and granddaughter, Grace Elizabeth Hiseley and granddaughter, Skyler Faith Hiseley; her mother and father; brothers, Harry and Charles; and sisters, Delphia, Shirley, Iva, and Ruthie Belle.
Services will be held on Friday, 1 October 2021 at 11:00 am at the First Pentecostal Church of God, 305 SE Railroad St, Fort Gibson, OK 74434 followed by interment at Fort Gibson Citizens Cemetery. Flowers and condolences should be sent in care of Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home in Fort Gibson.
The family of Connie Faye Hiseley has entrusted her care, service 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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KIMBERLY ANN WILLIFORD, 50

Born Tuesday, December 22, 1970

Died Sunday, September 26, 2021

Kimberly Ann Williford passed away on September 26, 2021 after a short illness. She was born on December 22, 1970 to Jack and Marlene (Smithson) Oslin in Morris, Illinois. The family later moved to Muskogee where she attended Muskogee Central High School and Northeastern State University.
She served honorably as a Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy at various posts in the United States and Italy.
She leaves behind her father, Jack Oslin of Muskogee; mother, Marlene Collins of Muskogee; stepfather, Cecil Collins of Muskogee; sister, Tifany Oslin of Sand Springs; brother, Joshua Oslin of Snowflake, AZ; she also leaves behind her long-time best friend and significant other, Greg McKowen and his sister Melinda of the home; and she leaves behind two very spoiled cats which she loved and cared for.
No funeral services have been planned at this time.
Cremation services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.


No services planned at this time.

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Donnette Caywood, 58

Born Thursday, January 17, 1963

Died Sunday, September 26, 2021

Donnette Caywood, 58, passed away on September 26, 2021 in Muskogee, OK. She was born on January 17, 1963 to Donald Clifton Faith and Carolyn June (Forkner) Faith in McAlester, OK.
She graduated from Muskogee High School in 1981.
She married Stephen Wesley Caywood on September 11, 1982.
Donnette was a community servant and specialized in advocating for at risk youth and underprivileged populations. She was a homemaker and mother until all her children began school. Throughout her working career she worked as a secretary for MCCOYS, secretary for Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office, assistant director at Community Intervention Center and community family advisor for Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy. She helped her mother run a custom drapery business and Faithline key chains. She planned and coordinated several weddings. She was PTA president at her children’s elementary school where she coordinated and ran several events. She volunteered at CASA, where she worked with the Muskogee family court system to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children. She was incredibly talented and crafty. She was known for making beautiful and thoughtful handmade gifts, salt-dough Christmas ornaments and t-shirts. She was an avid writer and journaled hundreds of journals and notebooks over her lifetime with prayers, wishes, dreams and profound life observations.
She was preceded in death by her husband Stephen Wesley Caywood; mother, Carolyn Faith and father Don Faith.
She is survived by her children; Hailey Paige Thomas and husband Kelly Blake Thomas of Muskogee, OK, Ethan Wesley Caywood of Denver, CO and Tanar Faith Campbell and husband Kevin Ray Campbell of Gore, OK; sisters, Diane Woods and husband Aaron Woods of Bixby, OK and Dana McCann of Muskogee, OK; grandchildren, Townes Vance Thomas, Stevie Blake Thomas, Katie June Campbell and Jerry Ray Campbell.
Memorial services will be held 11 A.M., Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel in Muskogee, OK with Pastor Jordan Howard officiating. Pallbearers will be Blake Woods, Lane Bradley, Kyle Woods, Kelly Blake Thomas, Brody Edwards, Kevin Campbell. Honorary Pallbearers will be Charles Pearson, Rodney Faith and Brian Voss.
Memorials can be made in Donnette’s name to CASA for Children at P.O. Box 1274, Muskogee, OK 74402 or online at http://casaok.iescentral.com/donations/Make-a-Gift-Make-a-Difference-.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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ROXIE KATHERINE TILLMAN, 80

Born Saturday, July 12, 1941

Died Friday, September 24, 2021

Roxie Katherine Tillman, 80, of Muskogee, OK passed away on Friday, September 24, 2021. She was born on July 12, 1941 to Earnest and Violet (Jacobson) McFarland at Muskogee General Hospital.
Roxie was preceded in death by her parents, Earnest and Violet McFarland; husband, Grover Tillman; son, Tony Tillman; granddaughter, Jennifer Tillman; son-in-law, Mike Katowich; mother-in-law, Katherine Tillman; father-in-law, Hubert Tillman; sister-in-law, Ruth Reed; brothers-in-law, Willie Reed and Doyle Shrum.
She is survived by her three daughters, Kathy Katowich, Cindy Swinford, and Becky and husband Ron Mott; sisters, Enda Shrum and Mary and husband Frances Tracy of Wagoner; brothers, George Tillman and wife Clara of Porum, Arthur Tillman and wife Caterine of Muskogee, OK, JoAnn and Sam McBride of McAlister; Bobby and Jackie Branchcomb of Okay; Ruby and Jimmy Rosson of Haskell; JR and Cindy Tillman of Muskogee; grandchildren, Cody Swinford, Ty and Beth Swinford, Wyatt and Colton Mott, and Tony Rankin; great-grandchildren, Nicci, Dennis, and Misty Flatt, Gracelyn Swinford, Katrina, Kenny and Tauna; great-great grandchildren, Tanquah, Tylanje, and Kylah; and many other nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Roxie’s life will be 2pm, Saturday, October 2, 2021 at Salvation Army Church with Major Bill McClure officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Ty Swinford, Cody Swinford, Wyatt Mott, Colton Mott, Dennis Flatt (Baby D), Misty Flatt, Gracelyn Swinford, Jimmy Rosson, Danny Reed, and Steve McBride.
Cremation services provided by Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Jimmy Dewayne Busby, 62

Born Friday, October 31, 1958

Died Friday, September 24, 2021

Jimmy Dewayne Busby, 62, of Tahlequah, Oklahoma passed away Friday, September 24, 2021 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He was born on October 31, 1958 in Artesia, California to James Henry and Marcille (Tharp) Busby. He grew up in Muskogee and loved spending time outdoors hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed playing bingo, poker, and most of all spending time with his dog, Red. Jimmy loved to travel to Las Vegas every year to visit his cousin, Mark Johnson.
He was preceded in death by his dad, James Busby.
Jimmy is survived by his two sons, Jimmy Busby of Florida and Shane Busby of Oklahoma; one granddaughter of Oklahoma; mother, Marcille Busby of Oklahoma; four sisters, Robin Smith of Florida, Debbie Torix of Oklahoma, Patty Rooney of Kansas, and Candy Young of Nevada; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.
Graveside services will be 2PM, Monday, September 27, 2021 at Holland Cemetery in Tahlequah with Pastor Nate Capps officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Berry Torix, Jamie Torix, Todd Sawyers, Larry Sawyers, Junior Adams, Josh Young, Buddy Busby, Mark Cowan, and Shane Busby.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Tommy Dale Weston, 73

Born Wednesday, April 28, 1948

Died Friday, September 24, 2021

Tommy Dale Weston, 73, of Muskogee, Oklahoma went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 24, 2021 He was born on April 28, 1948 in Muskogee, Oklahoma to Fred and Virgie Weston. He grew up on the banks of the Arkansas River and then moved to the west side of Muskogee. He graduated from Muskogee Central High School with the class of 1966.
Tommy received his draft letter to Vietnam on December 19, 1967. He proudly served his country receiving 5 metals and an honorable discharge on December 13, 1969.
He married Helen Barns on May 4, 1968 and later divorced. From this union they had 2 boys, Franky and Glenn Allen.
Tommy met and fell in love with Rebecca Stahl and they were married on August 4, 1978. They shared over 43 years of life, marriage, family and many memories together.
Tommy spent his life as a jack of all trades, and master of all. He was proud of his family and loved each one of them unconditionally. He will be missed by everyone who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Virgie Weston; 1 sister; and his son, Franky.
Tommy leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Rebecca Weston of the home; his children, Glenn Allen of Tulsa, Kathy Smith and Junior Parker of Warner, John Weston of Bartlesville, Daniel Weston and wife Brandi of Warner, and Stephanie Weston and Lloyd Brashier of Warner; siblings, Went Weston of Warner, Elijah Weston of Porum, Virgil Weston and wife Joyce of Keefeton, Ike Weston of Warner, Billy Weston and wife Donna of Salina, Sharah Simeroth and husband Raymond of Warner and Dora Girty of Webbers Falls; 11 grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
The family will receive visitors 5PM- 8PM, Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel.
A celebration of Tommy’s life will be 12PM, Thursday, September 30, 2021 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Glass officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Gibson National Cemetery with military honors presented. Pallbearers will be Daniel Weston, Bobby Tripp, Tommy Weston, Lloyd Brashier, Joey Girty and Jacob Girty. Honorary pallbearers will be Ellis Moore, Ron Arnold and Roy Moran.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com

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E. Pauline Weatherford, 91

Born Monday, May 12, 1930

Died Friday, September 24, 2021

E. Pauline Weatherford, 91, of Muskogee, OK graduated from this life to eternal life September 24, 2021. She was born May 12,1930 in Warner, OK to Thomas J. Hiseley and Minnie A. Boatman Hiseley. Pauline married Richard (D.J. or Red) Weatherford July 20, 1946, in Ft. Smith, AR and had just recently celebrated their 75th Anniversary.
Mom was not career oriented; she loved working alongside her husband and supporting and encouraging him in his endeavors. Whether it was raising cattle, baling hay, or building metal buildings she was there working right alongside him. Both Pauline and Richard, devoted their lives to God and spreading His gospel. They first began as evangelists and from there they went to pastoring several churches in the Muskogee area. She taught Sunday School, led the booster band, and filled in wherever she was needed. Spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ was important to mom and she never let an opportunity slip by without telling someone about God’s love. Music was also a passion of mom and dad and they never turned down an opportunity to use their talents for God. Mom and dad lived in Braggs from 1975 to 2014 when they had to move to Muskogee for health reasons. Mom loved the country life. She always planted a garden, canned or froze vegetables and made jelly. She loved to cook and always looked forward to having her family come home for big family dinners. Mom also enjoyed sewing and making quilts. She was an extraordinary mother, she was selfless and always put her family’s needs before her own.
Pauline was preceded in death by all ten of her siblings and a very special son-in-law, Andy Moore.
Leaving behind to cherish her memory is her loving husband, Richard Weatherford; daughter, Dessa and Dr. Gloyd Miller; son, Rick and Theresa Weatherford; daughter, Gaye and Dave Roadruck, daughter, Paula and Jeff Hamlin; grandchildren, Beth and Chad Farmer, Cami and Wesley Seabolt, Rickey and Misty Weatherford, Matthew and Mary Jane Hamlin, Seth and Kasie Hamlin, and Levi Hamlin; great-grandchildren: Shayne and Jordyn Farmer, Wren and Cade Seabolt, Julia and Hank Hamlin, Dakota and Saige Hamlin; along with many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and a multitude of friends. Also, left to cherish her memory are two special friends/caregivers, Glendale Craig who spent four years with her and Jeanette Cook who had been with her for over two years.
Pauline’s family will receive friends from 5-7PM, Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.
Pauline’s life will be celebrated at 2PM, Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at Grandview Tabernacle, 405 E Peak Blvd, Muskogee with Bro. Don Hayes and Bro. Terry Tatum officiating. Interment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery with Bill Cude, Chad Farmer, Wesley Seabolt, Rickey Weatherford, Matthew Hamlin, Seth Hamlin, Levi Hamlin and Cade Seabolt serving as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers our mother would request a donation be made in her honor to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at www.stjude.org.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Bob Maurice Barnett, 54

Born Tuesday, March 14, 1967

Died Thursday, September 23, 2021

Bob Maurice Barnett was the 2nd of 9 children born March, 14th 1967 to his proud parents Charles and Mary Barnett in the little town of Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Charles and Mary moved their then small family to Okmulgee, Oklahoma where they would reside for many years to come. Bob was baptized at an early age at Greater Jones Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church. Bob was educated in the Okmulgee Independent School District where he graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1985. After graduation he moved to Springfield Mo with his Aunt Lynn and Uncle Marcellus.

While living in Springfield Bob met his beloved Judy aka “Julie” who he would spend the next 24 years with and become the proud Dad of four beautiful children: Candace Michelle, Jerry Robert (Jarue), Tatianna Rosie and Victoria Josephine. Bob worked at Hudson Foods for 15 years. Upon leaving Hudsons Bob worked at Trinity Rail Company.

Bob loved his family dearly, he was an awesome spouse, father, grandfather, son, brother, nephew, and cousin, but his love extended beyond blood, he was an awesome friend as well. He truly lived the command to love thy neighbor, because if you had a need, and he could help, he did and it didn’t matter who you were. Bob didn’t mind feeding or housing anyone. Bob lived this life well, being exactly who God purposed him to be, and to know him was to love him.

Bob received his wings on Sept. 23rd 2021 joining his father Charles E. Barnett Sr, his brother James E. Barnett, maternal grandparents Melvin and Josephine Carrethers and his paternal grandparents Daily and Minnie Barnett.

Bob leaves to cherish his memory: his beloved, Judy (Julie); his four children: Candace Lininger, Jerry (Jarue) Lininger, Tatianna Barnett and Victoria Barnett; one grandson: Wade Rawson; his mother: Mary Barnett; one sister: Minnie Gallizia; six brothers: Charles Barnett Jr. (Tammy), Curtis Barnett Sr. (Tammy), Vernon Barnett Sr, Daren Barnett, David Barnett, Andre Barnett Sr.; four aunts, one uncle and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

A Service of Memory will be conducted, Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in Mt Zion Baptist Church, 1500 N. Miami St. Okmulgee, OK with Rev. Carl Morgan, eulogizing. Interment will follow in Nuyaka Cemetery, Nuyaka, OK. Visitation, Friday, Oct. 1st in the Precious Memories Chapel/House of Winn Funeral Home-Okmulgee, during the hours of 2:30 P.M. until 6:00 P.M.

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

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Jessie Madalyn Bingham, 96

Born Monday, May 11, 1925

Died Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Jessie Madalyn Bingham, 96, of Muskogee, OK passed away on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. She was known by family and friends as Madalyn or Maddie. She was born on May 11, 1925 to Mart and Rose (Proctor) Smith in Scottsville, AR. Jessie attended Elm Grove elementary school, Checotah High School for a short period, and graduated from Onapa High School in 1946.
She married her best friend, Arthur Lee Bingham on December 15, 1956 in Muskogee, OK. They shared two daughters and 45 happy years of marriage together. Jessie spent much of her life as a homemaker and loved taking care of her family. She worked outside of the home periodically at Grant’s Department Store, JC Penney’s and S & H Green Stamp store but always preferred being a homemaker. She was also very involved at her home church, West Side Church of Christ. There she taught Sunday School classes for 35 years, was the education supervisor for the preschool department, worked in the education supply room and in the church benevolent center.
She enjoyed flower gardening, shopping with her daughters, and especially spending time with her grandchildren. She was an exceptional wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Bingham; parents, Mart and Rose Smith; brother, Billy Ray Smith; sister, Irene Wiles; and daughter, Linda Kay (Bingham) Spotts.
She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Murrie and husband Albert; grandchildren, LeeAnna and Logan Murrie of Muskogee; son-in-law, Ron Spotts of Muskogee; grandchildren, Adam Spotts and wife RaeAnne of Craig, CO and Will Spotts and wife Ami of Porter, OK; great-grandchildren, Nolan Spotts of Craig, CO, and Lani and Bradley Spotts of Porter, OK; and a special niece, Shannon Mosley and husband Keith of Las Vegas, NV.
A viewing and visitation of family and friends of Madalyn will be Sunday, September 26, 2021 from 3-5pm at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel.
A celebration of Madalyn’s life will be 10am, Monday, September 27, 2021 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Harry Fitzgerald officiating. Interment will follow at Haskell Cemetery in Haskell, OK.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.


Family to greet friends: 3pm-5pm, Sunday, 09/26/2021 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.

Service info: 10am, Monday, 09/27/2021 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel.

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Randall Ray Woodall, 62

Born Thursday, February 26, 1959

Died Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Randall Ray Woodall, 62, of Catoosa, OK passed away on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. He was born on February 26, 1959 to Gordon Ray Woodall and Edith Irene Priest in Muskogee, OK. He attended public school, graduating from Muskogee Central High School. Randy was working as a driver for DHL.
He enjoyed riding motorcycles, fishing, clowning around with kids, playing with his dogs, Molly and Ardie, and most of all filling the world with love and joy. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Edith Irene Priest; father, Gordon Ray Woodall; and brother, Ronald L. Woodall.
Randy is survived by his brothers, Rickey Lynn Holcomb and Danny Joe Woodall of Muskogee, OK.
A celebration of Randy’s life will be 10am, Saturday 25, 2021 at New Life Assembly of God in Fort Gibson, OK with Mr. Lonnie Orman officiating. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Association.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.


Family conducted memorial service:
10AM, Saturday, September 25, 2021 @ New Life Assembly of God, 200 N Lee St, Fort Gibson, Oklahoma

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Virginia L. Cothran, 86

Born Tuesday, April 16, 1935

Died Sunday, September 19, 2021

Virginia L. Cothran, 86, of Oktaha, Oklahoma passed away Sunday, September 19, 2021. She was born April 16, 1935 in Muskogee, Oklahoma to Bill and Nora (Shearrer) Miller. She attended public schools and graduated from Muskogee Central High School in 1953.
Virginia married the love of her life, Lonnie Cothran in July 1954 in Muskogee. They shared many years of life, marriage, and memories together.
She worked as a secretary for Southwestern Bell Telephone and retired in 1987 after many years of service.
She was a member of Oktaha United Methodist Church where she faithfully served and attended until her health began to fail.
Virginia was an avid reader and enjoyed working crossword puzzles. She read her Bible everyday and lived her life to the fullest. She loved nothing more than spending time with her family and made it her mission to spoil her granddaughter, Jenna, who she loved very much.
She was loved dearly and will be greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill Miller and Nora Fleenor; and her husband, Lonnie Cothran.
Virginia is survived by her daughter, Debra Bowen and husband Rocky; grandson, Dustin Bowen and wife Megan, granddaughter, Jenna Bowen; great-granddaughter, Reece Ryann Bowen, all of Oktaha; along with other family members and friends.
Virginia’s life will be celebrated at 10AM, Friday, September 24, 2021 at Middleton Chapel Cemetery with Mr. Jimmy Roper officiating.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com

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Terry Jean Roach, 70

Born Monday, March 26, 1951

Died Sunday, September 19, 2021

Oh what a glorious celebration that took place in Heaven on Sunday, September 19, 2021 when Terry Roach met her Lord and Savior face to face.
She was born March 26, 1951 in Webbers Falls, Oklahoma to Raymond Lee and Gertrude (Keathley) Chapman. She passed away at the age of 70 years, 5 months and 24 days.
Terry attended public schools and graduated from Muskogee High School with the class of 1969. She was a credentialed minister with the Assemblies of God.
She married her best friend and the love of her life, Jack Dwain Roach on December 20, 1968 at the Muskogee First Assembly of God Church. They shared more than 52 years of life, marriage, and memories together.
Terry was a faithful and active member of New Hope Assembly of God Church for many years. She served in many areas of the church being the worship leader, youth leader, choir leader, and a Sunday school teacher. She enjoyed participating on mission trips to Africa, Haiti and Arizona Indian reservations along with the Oklahoma District Assemblies of God prison ministries.
She enjoyed cooking, sewing, painting, bowling, scrapbooking, shopping, and most importantly spending time with grandchildren.
Terry will always be remembered as a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, friend, prayer warrior and minister of the Gospel who loved God with all her heart.
She was loved by so many and will be dearly missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Gertrude Chapman; brothers, Garry Chapman and Dwain Chapman.
Terry is survived by her husband, Jack of the home; son, Shawn Roach and wife Imelda; daughter, Christina Evans and husband Mark of Bristow; son, Jeremy Roach of Oktaha; grandchildren, Levi Roach, Sarah Roach, Marco Roach, Camille Bohnert, Christian Evans, Emma Roach, Kevin Roach, Brooklyn Evans and Ella Roach; great-grandchildren, Eli Ruiz, Isaac Ruiz, Logan Roach and Lincoln Roach; along with other family members and many friends.
Funeral services celebrating Terry’s life will be 10AM, Friday, September 24, 2021 at New Hope Assembly with Pastor Anthony Roe officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery with Levi Roach, Marco Roach, Kevin Roach, Christian Evans, Terry Garoutte, and Lynn Scott serving as pallbearers.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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