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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.)

Sarah (Sanders) Cole, 95

Born Sunday, January 25, 1925

Died Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Sarah was born on January 25, 1925 to Dave and Ada (Jefferson) Sanders in a home on Cane Creek in Boynton, OK. Sarah accepted Christ at an early age and joined church. Sarah attended the Old Lee School and graduated. She and her family moved into the town of Boynton.
Sarah had 1 son, she named him Luther E. Bell. Sarah later moved to Oklahoma City to find work and she did, she worked for the Roberts Hotel as a maid and the Black Hotel where she was an elevator operator for 40 years. During that time she met Joe Cole and married him. They were together for 12 years and later the marriage was dissolved.
Sarah soon retired and upon returning back home to Boynton she was offered the job to work as a Foster Grandparent at the Boynton Public schools working with children, and assisting the teachers. During her time there she received many certificates for her service and other awards, she continued her education traveling to various places for workshops to learn how to do the job better.
Sarah reunited with Mt. Zion Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Lester Wilson, Rev. Leon Campbell and yours truly, Pastor Anthony Folks. She worked faithfully in the church as superintendent of Sunday School, Sunday School teacher, usher, mission sister, singing in the choir and she attended bible study and prayer meeting weekly. Sarah’s hobbies were fishing, gardening, cooking, and helping where ever she could be of service. As the years went by her health began to decline. Sarah continued to help family a much a she could, she decided it’s time to really retire so she moved to Muskogee to live with her son and his wife for a few years, then she decided to go to Brentwood Extended Care & Rehab Center in Muskogee, OK. She met lots of friend, attend church services, played games and during her stay she was asked the question do you want to come back home, she said with a smile “NO! I LOVE IT HERE, IT’S JUST LIKE HOME, THEY DO EVERYTHING FOR YOU, YOU SEE EVERYBODY, DOCTORS, NURSES. I WISH I WOULD HAVE COME HERE YEARS AGO.” She showed her love to everyone she met, she would always say be good to people, treat them like you want to be treated. That was her recipe for long life.
Sarah kept the faith she closed her eyes on October 6, 2020 to wake up singing in the heavenly choir. She is preceded in death by her father and mother, 6 brothers, 4 sisters.
She leaves to cherish her memory her son Luther (Addie) Bell of Muskogee, OK; 1 sister Yvone Hanson, Okmulgee, OK; 2 special nieces Mae Wright, Spencer, OK, Donna Sanders, Boynton, OK; 1 special great niece Monica Mason, Muskogee, OK; 2 special great great nieces Delilah Mason, Muskogee, OK, Abbigayl Fisher, Tulsa, OK; 4 great great great nieces Jamariah, Monique, Tyrihana, Breayel; 1 great great great nephew Tryell and a host of other family members and friends.

A Home Going Celebration will be conducted, Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. in the Precious Memories Chapel of House of Winn Funeral Home-Muskogee. Cremation will follow.
The family has been cared for by House of Winn Funeral Home-Muskogee.

House of Winn Funeral Homes

Wilma Jean Gann, 85

Born Monday, April 22, 1935

Died Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Wilma Jean Gann, 85, formerly of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. She was born on April 22, 1935 in Muskogee, Oklahoma to Sam and Viola (Taylor) Lane. She attended public school and graduated from Central High School of Muskogee, Oklahoma in 1954. She continued her education by receiving her associate degree in business administration.
Wilma married the love of her life, John Vernon Gann Jr., on November 29, 1958 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. They shared 56 years of life and memories together.
She worked for Muskogee Public Schools and Southwestern Bell, retiring after many years of service.
Wilma and John loved traveling to bluegrass shows. She loved being outside with her flower gardens, walking and nature, and most importantly spending time with her grandchildren. She was a strong Christian, and her faith was an important part of how she lived her life.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Vernon Gann Jr.; mother, Sarah Viola Lane; father, Sam Lane; brothers, Ralph, John, Bobby, Roy, Berrill and sisters Wanda, Inez, and Ellen.
She is survived by her daughters, Sandy Neuzil and husband Stephen of Bixby, Oklahoma, Terry Coffey and husband Patrick of Edmond, Oklahoma; son, Gary Gann of Hardtner, KS; brother, Harley Lane and wife Maddie of Owasso, Oklahoma, sister, Anna Summers of Muskogee, Oklahoma; brother and sister in-law Bob and Betty Gann, grandchildren, Heath, Heather, Kolby, J.T., Addison, Sarah, and Chris; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces.
Wilma’s life will be celebrated at 10am, Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Greenhill Cemetery with Rev. Bob Hancock officiating.
Funeral Services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home. Condolences may be made to the family online at http://www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.


Service Info
10:00 A.M. Saturday, October 10, 2020 @ Greenhill Cemetery

Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory

Alvin Louis McIntosh, 77

Born Monday, November 23, 1942

Died Sunday, October 4, 2020

Alvin Louis McIntosh, 77, was born November 23, 1942, in Talihina, OK to Carl and Marie (Robison) McIntosh and passed away at his home in Fort Gibson on Sunday, October 4, 2020. Alvin grew up and attended school in Talihina and met Vera Alene Burnett, who he married on February 7, 1960. Throughout their marriage, they lived in Oklahoma City, Okmulgee, Muskogee, and eventually settled in Fort Gibson to raise their family near the Oklahoma School for the Blind. They had five children: Louis, James, Kenneth, Tracey, and Alma. Al and Vera enjoyed 52 years of marriage until Vera’s death in April, 2012. Throughout his life, Al was known by many names. Hometown friends and family knew him as “Brownie”. Many knew him as “Big Mac” from his days in the Fort Gibson CB Club and coaching little league baseball. He was also known by many as “Big Al”, either through his many years in the construction industry or his days fishing the east and west walls at the Fort Gibson Dam and throughout Oklahoma. Al attended the diesel mechanic program at Okmulgee Tech. He had a long and respected career in the construction industry as a heavy equipment operator. Al was very well known, far and wide, for his superior ability as a track hoe and backhoe operator. He worked for Zachary Construction, S&S Construction, and others, but enjoyed most of his career with Cook Construction in Fort Gibson. Al loved junkin’ and reselling everything from cast iron and glass collectibles to lights. For a time, he also owned and operated Big Al’s Fishin Shak and was well known for his fine craftsmanship on his custom wrapped fishing poles. In recent years, Al wasn’t able to get around too well, but still enjoyed visiting with old friends. He also renewed his relationship with Christ and enjoyed watching and listening to Shepherd’s Chapel services and others. Al was preceded in death by his wife, Vera; son, Tracey McIntosh; parents, Carl and Marie McIntosh; sister, Corrine Sabala; and brother, Carl McIntosh. Those left to cherish his memory are sons, Louis McIntosh of the home; James McIntosh of Fort Gibson; Kenneth McIntosh and wife Sandi of Hitchita; daughter, Alma Pickle and husband Charlie of Dover; grandchildren, Cory McIntosh and wife Corrina, Kenny McIntosh and fiancé Jessica, Bailey McIntosh and Jesi Pickle; sister, Stella Dennis and husband Chester of Clayton; six great grandchildren, Chase, Rylie, Emma, Abby, Gunner, and Reagan; three brothers-in-law, Verlon, James, and Mikel Burnett; three sisters-in-law, Iza Holt, Armenda Pearson, and Sally Burnett; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations in his memory to Kid’s Space (400 Court St, Muskogee, OK 74401), CASA for Children (419 W Broadway St, Muskogee, OK 74401), or Shepherd’s Chapel Church (102 8th Ave NE, Gravette, AR 72736). A service Celebrating Alvin’s life will be 11:00AM Friday, October 23, 2020 at Three Rivers Cemetery in Okay, OK with Brother Don Reed officiating. The family of Alvin Louis McIntosh has entrusted his care, service and burial to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home, Fort Gibson. 918-478-2555. Online condolences may be left at clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com

Clifford D. Garrett Family Funeral Home

Samuel Lee Postal, 26

Born Wednesday, July 13, 1994

Died Sunday, October 4, 2020

Samuel was preceded in death by his father, Daniel Lee Postal, and grandparents: Dolores M. Postal (paternal), Antonio Ruiz and Nacacia Gonzalez (maternal).
A service celebrating the life of Samuel Postal will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Father Richard Cristler as the celebrant. Samuel “Sam” Lee Postal, 26, passed away Sunday, October 4, 2020 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He was born on July 13, 1994 along with his twin, Erica, in Pomona, California to Daniel and Rosana (Ruiz) Postal.
Sam graduated from Lake Havasu High School in Lake Havasu City, AZ. Samuel aka “Super Sam” was a bright young man, a hard and focused worker. He was a beloved son, brother and uncle. A selfless and kind soul who was loved by many and will be deeply missed.
He is survived by his mother, Rosana Postal Ruiz & Step-Father Domingo Pineda, Sisters Lizeth Alonso, Erica Eastin & Audrey Postal, Brother-In-Law Jacob Eatsin; nieces: Eleni L. Alonso, Alayna M. and Adalynn M. Eastin; nephew, Aaron S. Breitensein; grandfather, Richard Postal; aunts & uncles: Diana & Todd Flesner, Doug and Mary Postal, Martha Bautista Rafaela & Mundo Soto, and many many cousins.

Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 North York St, Muskogee, Oklahoma. Condolences may be made to the family online at http://www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory

Penny Sue (Snowden) Ragsdale, 61

Born Thursday, December 4, 1958

Died Sunday, October 4, 2020

Penny Sue (Snowden) Ragsdale, 61, of Fort Gibson, OK was born December 4, 1958 in Riverside, CA to Ray and Verta (Halls) Snowden and peacefully passed away Sunday, October 4, 2020 in Fort Gibson with her loving family by her side. She received her formal education in Dibble, OK. Penny loved working in the garden, spending time at the lake, watching horror movies, working puzzles, but most of all she loved spending time with her daughter and her grandchildren. Penny is lovingly survived by her daughter, Sabrina Dever and her fiancé Julian Napier of Woodall, OK; sisters, Marcia Price and husband Jerry of Washington, OK; Linda Ray and husband Joe of Wanette, OK; brother, Billy Snowden; grandchildren, Jasmine Ragsdale, Ravin Ragsdale, Daisy Dever, Daliah Dever, Sarena Dever, and Michaela Dever all of Woodall, OK; Chloe Castillo and Madison Castillo of Stillwell, OK; Gage Ragsdale and Hailey Ragsdale of Fort Gibson, OK; Zach Ragsdale of Tahlequah, OK; Sway Napier and Drummer Napier of Muskogee, OK; great grandson, Aiden Lee Seester of Stillwell, OK; extended family and many friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Verta Mae Snowden; son, Jason Ragsdale; brother, David Snowden; grandmother, Pansy Mae Day; and an aunt, Georgia Bell Wheeler. Penny’s wishes were to be cremated. There are no services planned at this time. The family of Penny Sue (Snowden) Ragsdale has entrusted her cremation to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home, Fort Gibson, OK. 918-478-2555. Online condolences may be left at clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com

Clifford D. Garrett Family Funeral Home

Orval Leo Holmes, 88

Born Wednesday, June 22, 1932

Died Saturday, October 3, 2020

Orval Leo Holmes, 88, of Vian, Oklahoma passed away on Saturday, October 3, 2020. He was born in Gid, Arkansas on June 22, 1932.
Orval never met a stranger, and he didn’t forget anyone he met. His loves in life were his wife, Gayle, family and friends. Orval was a great fisherman and an even better storyteller.
He and Gayle have a combined total of 4 children, (2 deceased) Vicky and Cricket; 12 grandchildren, (1 deceased) Jeanie Marie; 36 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren. He was especially close to his granddaughters, Jeanie and Mandy and their children, Elizabeth, Taylor, Bubba, Tristan and Abigayle.
Two of his favorite fishing partners were his dog, Buster and Evan “Bubba” Roberts, who was always considered one of the grandkids. Orval’s stories about things he’d done and people he’d met will be greatly missed.
Special thanks to his daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and David Clayton, for all their help during this difficult time.
The family will receive friends 5PM-7PM Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.
A graveside service to celebrate Orval’s life will be 2PM, Friday, October 9, 2020 at Memorial Park Cemetery with Chaplain Roger Sheppard officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be David Clayton, Casey Cleveland, Patrick Calaway, Bubba White, Tristen Calaway, Ronnie Clark and Evan Roberts
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 North York St, Muskogee, Oklahoma. Condolences may be made to the family online at http://www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com

Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory

Martha Ann Millet , 73

Born Monday, April 14, 1947

Died Saturday, October 3, 2020

Martha Ann Millet, 73, of Eufaula, Oklahoma passed away October 3, 2020. She was born on April 14, 1947 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma to Charlie and Emma (Phillips) Deerinwater. She attended public schools and graduated from Braggs High School.
Martha married the love of her life, Erbie L. Millet on September 13, 1999. They were together for 38 years and shared 21 years of marriage.
She had a passion for cooking which served her well in her occupation of being a cook and a caterer.
She was a faithful and active member of Oak Ridge Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher, a member of the choir, and participated in mission trips to Mexico.
Martha enjoyed traveling, watching the NBA, spending time with her family, but her greatest love was her grandchildren. She enjoyed attending their many sporting events, band concerts and competitions. She will always be remembered as a proud grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Erbie Millet; parents, Charlie and Emma Deerinwater; maternal grandparents Ahama and Kahorkah (Sootawakeky) Phillips; paternal grandparents, Keener and Polly (Arch) Deerinwater; siblings, Benny Deerinwater and Ruby Fixico; and niece, Amanda J. Deerinwater.
Martha is survived by her children, Rhonda Daniel, Bonnie and Shane Cook, Emma Kay Romero, Jo Lynn and Armando Moreno, all of Eufaula; siblings, Junior and wife Sharon Deerinwater of Morris, Louie Deerinwater of Tahlequah, Anna Lou Deerinwater Craft of Morris, Ray and wife Renee Deerinwater of Inola; grandchildren, Andrea, Erin, Little Louie, Bo, Brody, Emily, Tori, Clayton, Dominic, Lily, Alexis, Isabella, Ava; great-grandchildren, Hunter, Tanner, Madison, Connor, Trystan, Blade, Natalee, Ella, Lake, Kai, Isaiah, Hazel, Lyam; aunt, Darlene Phillips Tyler of Braggs; step children, Ronnie and wife Mary of Fritch, TX, Donna Millet of New Mexico, Allyne and husband Harold Bottoms of Prairie Grove, AR, Dennis and Judy Millet of Missouri; along with many other grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Martha’s life will be celebrated at 2p.m., Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor L.B. Wildcat officiating. Interment will follow at Phillips Cemetery in Braggs, OK.
Pallbearers will be Luis Angel Romero III, Bo Patrick McClanahan, Brody Paul McClanahan, Clayton Winford Cook, Dominic Josue Hernandez, Christopher J. Deerinwater, Steven Blake Deerinwater, and Sequoyah Lance Deerinwater. Honorary pallbearers will be Hunter Allen Deerinwater, Nicholas Mason Scott, Luis Angel Romero Jr., Shane Cook, Armando Moreno, and Ronnie Millet Jr.
Funeral Services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home. Condolences may be made to the family online at http://www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.


Service
2:00 P.M. Thursday October 8, 2020 @ Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel

Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory

Shirley Bibb, 92

Born Saturday, July 7, 1928

Died Thursday, October 1, 2020

Shirley S. Bibb, 92, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away Thursday, October 1, 2020. She was born July 7, 1928 in Muskogee, Oklahoma to Benjamin and Dorothy (Stuckslager) Slaight. She attended public schools and graduated from CHS with the class of 1946.
Shirley married the love of her life, William Lyle Bibb Jr, on June 14, 1947 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. They shared a milestone of 64 years of marriage, life, and family memories together.
She worked as a teller at Citizens National Bank and retired after many years of service. She always enjoyed her customers and made many friendships throughout her banking career.
Shirley will always be remembered for her love of music, singing, and playing the piano. She served as choir director at Trinity United Methodist Church and later attended First United Methodist Church where she was a faithful and active member of the choir.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one brother; and one sister.
Shirley is survived by her children, Carol Cole of Muskogee, Suellen Caywood and husband Mark of Summerfield, FL, and Lisa Riley of Muskogee; grandchildren, Matthew Cole and wife Lolly, Julie Salisbury and husband Ryan, Carter Caywood and wife Stephanie, Ashley Caywood, and Morgan McWethy; great-grandchildren, Cael Cole, Waverly Cole, Ezra Salisbury, Gabriel Caywood, and Wesley Caywood; along with other family members and friends.
Shirley’s request for no viewing will be honored.
A private family service will be Wednesday, October 7, 2020 with a public celebration for Shirley at a later date.
The family requests memorial to be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 1145 N Main St, Muskogee; First UMC, 600 E Okmulgee, Muskogee; or Bedouin Shrine Temple Transportation Fund, 201 S 6th St W, Muskogee, OK.
Funeral Services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home. Condolences may be made to the family online at http://www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory

Eddie Lively, 79

Born Friday, March 7, 1941

Died Wednesday, September 30, 2020


Edgar Farris Lively, 79, of Okay, Oklahoma passed away Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 at Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
Eddie was born on March 7, 1941, the son of Floyd Lively and wife, Lorene (Carter) in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He attended Fort Gibson Public Schools until 10th grade. At 25, Eddie married the love of his life, Sandra Phillips, on July 23, 1966. Eddie was a kind hearted, wonderful Man, Husband, Daddy and Papa. He was a carpenter and a craftsman that could build anything with wood, that planned, designed, and built the house at 40th St and with the unconditional love for his family, built a home on 40th St. Eddie liked to fish and “cut up,” and joke and have fun with his daughter, Kim. His favorite colors were yellow and red, he has the shirts to prove it, and Eddie would thank Jesus for them daily. Eddie enjoyed being around friends and family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers; Floyd Ray Lively, Mark Lively and Merl Lively, grandchild, Samantha Bookout Ballard.
Eddie is survived by his wife, daughters; Kim Bookout and husband, Jeff and Tonna Krogstad and husband, John, grandchildren; Amber Chastain and husband, Cole, Cutty Chastain, Bethany Brison and husband, Ty, Ashley Taylor, Brigham Krogstad, and Blake Krogstad, great-grandchildren; Abigail Moon Chastain, Hesston Ray Brison, and Keela Ballard, brothers; J.R. Lively and wife, Jeannette, Jimmy Lively and wife, Kay, and sister, Joyce Russell and husband, Carl and a host of nieces and nephews that he loved very much.
Funeral services will be held at Citizens Cemetery in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 1:00 pm with Justin Kinman officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home. Viewing will be 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Sunday, October 4, 2020 and 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday, October 5, 2020. Pallbearers for the service are Jeff Bookout, Cole Chastain, Tim Benge, and John Krogstad.

Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home and Cremation

Naomi Frances Lusk, 98

Born Friday, January 20, 1922

Died Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Naomi Frances Lusk, 98, of Muskogee, Oklahoma went to be with her Lord and Savior on September 29, 2020. She was born on January 20, 1922 to Erfa R. Williams and Nora Evelyn (Wharton) Williams in Indianola, Oklahoma. She graduated from Indianola High School with the class of 1940. She went to Muskogee Practical Nursing School and graduated in 1962.
She married the love of her life, Renzy Edward Lusk, Jr., on April 13, 1940 in Earlsboro, Oklahoma. They shared many happy years of life, marriage and memories to last a lifetime.
Naomi worked as a nurse for many years, but her most important job was taking care of her family. She loved her family very much and enjoyed spending as much time as possible with them. Naomi faithfully served the Lord for many years and was a member of Southeast Baptist Church. She will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her.
Naomi was preceded in death by her parents, Erfa and Nora Williams; husband, Renzy Lusk, Jr; daughter, Gloria Echols; sisters, Alta Anderson, and Ann Kelley; brother, Rev. Kenneth Williams and 2 infant brothers.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda Scoggins of Muskogee, OK; grandson, Donnie Echols and wife Jeanette of Muskogee, OK; granddaughters, Pamela Hamilton and husband Dale of Tahlequah, OK, and Kristi Walker and husband Rocky of Muskogee, OK; great-grandchildren, Joseph Tiger and wife Courtney of Muskogee, OK, Jacob Tiger of Tahlequah, OK, Kaitlyn Echols, Caleb Echols, Brooklyn Walker, Maddi Walker and Laney Walker all of Muskogee, OK; great-great grandson, Aiden Walker; and many other family members and friends.
A celebration of Naomi’s life will be 10AM, Saturday, October 3, 2020 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Donnie Echols officiating. Interment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery with Joseph Tiger, Brooklyn Walker, Kaitlyn Echols, Maddi Walker, Caleb Echols, Jacob Tiger and Laney Walker serving as pallbearers.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 North York St, Muskogee, Oklahoma. Condolences may be made to the family online at http://www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory

Kelsee Jolynn Sevier, 23

Born Wednesday, February 26, 1997

Died Sunday, September 27, 2020

Kelsee Jolynn (Abernathy) Sevier, 23, of Fort Gibson, OK was born February 26, 1997 in Joplin, MO to Ronald Abernathy and Mindee (Hull) Bebee and received her angel wings on Sunday, September 27, 2020 in Tulsa, OK.
Kelsee attended school in Baxter Springs, KS and furthered her education at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. She was currently studying at the ATA College for Sonography. In high school, Kelsee played softball and ran on the track team. She enjoyed baking pies and cookies. She was very talented in painting, having painted the signs for her wedding. Kelsee was well versed in crafting, making Christmas gifts for her brother and sisters. She met and later married the love of her life, Shane Sevier on August 22, 2020 in Fort Gibson. Kelsee loved her family fiercely and leaves a legacy of love and devotion.
Kelsee was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Jim Abernathy; paternal great-grandmother, Annarita Delmont; maternal great-grandfather, Bob Tanner; maternal great-grandmother, Geneva Tanner; and grandfather in law, Sal Sevier.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband and daughter, Shane and Jaylee, both of the home; mother and father, Mindee and Travis Bebee of Willard, MO; sisters, Cydnee Hall of Galena, MO; Baylee Gastineau, Cloee Bebee, and Molee Bebee all of Willard, MO; brother, Owen Gastineau of Willard, MO; father and mother in law, David and Julie Sevier of Fort Gibson, OK; brother in law, Ryan Sevier of Fort Gibson, OK; maternal grandparents, Barbara and David Coble of Columbus, KS; paternal grandmother, Johanna Abernathy of Quapaw, OK; grandparents in law, Russell and Ginger Thouvenel of Fort Gibson, OK; grandmother in law, Edie Sevier of Tahlequah, OK; extended family and many friends.
A celebration of Kelsee’s life will be 1:00PM Friday, October 2, 2020 at Crescent Valley Baptist Church on Highway 62 between Fort Gibson and Tahlequah with Pastor Sam Dunn officiating. Viewing will be held before the service, 11:00AM-12:30PM at the Church.
Committal prayers and interment will follow in the Holland Cemetery with Ryan Sevier, Owen Gastineau, Nathan Hull, Jacob Corbell, Elijah Trammel, and Justin Jimenez serving as casket bearers.
The family of Kelsee Jolynn Sevier has entrusted her care, services and burial to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home, Fort Gibson, OK. 918-478-2555.
Online condolences may be left for the family at clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com

Clifford D. Garrett Family Funeral Home

Dora Dupont, 89

Born Friday, September 4, 1931

Died Sunday, September 27, 2020

Dora Lea Dupont entered Heaven’s gates on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at the age of 89. She was born September 4, 1931 in Wheeler County, Texas to Robert Bailey Black and Ona Rebecca (Reed) Black. She attended Bible School in Milford, Texas.
She married the love of her life and best friend, Henry David Dupont on May 29, 1949 in Milford, Texas. They shared many years of life, marriage, and memories together until he passed on September 11, 2014.
Dora wasn’t very big but when she told you something you listened. She was very kind and loving and would never put herself first. She always made sure others were taken care of first. Every morning her breakfast consisted of coffee with a little creamer and cookies.
Dora loved her family dearly and everyone equally. She had a special way of making a house into a home. She had a passion for sewing, quilting, and crocheting. She was an excellent cook and made the best yeast rolls, homemade fried pies, and banana nut ice cream (with Dad’s help), and especially her famous enchiladas.
Dora will always be remembered for her faith and her strong relationship with God. She believed in the power of prayer. She was a faithful and active member of the United Pentecostal Church in Muskogee for many years.
Mother will be greatly missed and we were all in her prayers till the very end.
We love you Mom and look forward to seeing you and Dad together again in the near future.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Dupont; and parents, Robert and Ona Black.
Dora is survived by her daughter, Sharrie Dupont of Alma, AR; sons, Henry Dupont of Okay, Jerry Dupont of Ft Gibson, and Terry Dupont of Broken Arrow; brother, J. R. Black of Wheeler, TX; grandchildren, Chelsey Dupont, Alisha Whitehead, Amanda Bryant, Cody Dupont, Sabrina Dupont, Danny Dupont, Melissa Day, and Lindsey Byrd; great-grandchildren, Peyton, Brooklyn, Sadie, Kenadie, Makenna, Madaline, Mayleah, Gracee, Asher, Katie, and Madison; along with other family members, church family, and friends.
Funeral services celebrating Dora’s life will be 2PM, Friday, October 2, 2020 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Hart officiating. Interment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery with Danny Dupont, Henry Dupont, Cody Dupont, Jerry Dupont, Terry Dupont, and Jack Day serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Wagner, Brad Whitehead, Amos Bryant, and Sam Byrd.
Funeral Services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home. Condolences may be made to the family online at http://www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.


Service:
2PM, Friday, October 2, 2020 @ Cornerstone FH Chapel

Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory

Walter (Buddy) Hale Stubbs Jr., 79

Born Sunday, December 8, 1940

Died Friday, September 25, 2020

Walter Hale ‘Buddy’ Stubbs Jr., a 79-year-old lifelong Fort Gibson resident, was born December 8, 1940 in Muskogee, OK to Walter Sr. and Wyenne (Copeland) Stubbs and peacefully passed away on Friday, September 25, 2020 at his home. Buddy attended Fort Gibson Schools and continued his education at Northeastern State University. He married his best friend and the love of his life, Elsie Marie James on February 13, 1960 in Tahlequah, OK. He and Elsie made their home in Fort Gibson and started a farming career that would last a lifetime. Buddy and Elsie owned and operated Fort Gibson Nursery for 25 years, growing everything from shrubs to trees. They continued farming, but in the grain market to this day. Buddy enjoyed hunting, fishing, and vacationing in the mountains. Buddy was very civic minded and served on the Fort Gibson School Board and the Fort Gibson State Bank Board. He was a longtime member of the Boulevard Christian Church in Muskogee. His passion in life was his family and working the land. Buddy is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Janice Lee Harrison; daughter, Julia Renee Stubbs; and grandson, David Walter Stubbs. He is lovingly survived by his wife, Elsie of the home; son, Walter H. Stubbs III and wife Angela of Fort Gibson; granddaughters, Tiffany Pepe and husband Vince of Wiscasset, Maine; Heather Brown of Tahlequah, OK; Cassandra Stubbs of Muskogee, OK; grandson, Caleb Taylor and wife Paige of Tahlequah, OK; great-grandson, Tristen Pepe of Wiscasset, Maine; brother-in-law, Eugene S. James and wife Luedeen of Leesburg, Florida; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. A visitation will be held Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at the Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home in Fort Gibson with the family receiving friends 4PM-7PM. A funeral service celebrating Buddy’s life will be held 1:00PM Thursday, October 1, 2020 at the Fort Gibson First Baptist Church with Mr. Budo Perry and Pastor Nate Capps officiating. Committal prayers and interment will follow at the Citizens Cemetery in Fort Gibson with Larry D. Cooper, Steve Cooper, Mike Cooper, Dwayne Cooper, Jim White, and Caleb Taylor serving as casket bearers. Honorary casket bearers are Charles Woods, Joe Stephens, Don Lowe, and Jim Whitehead. The family of Walter Hale ‘Buddy’ Stubbs Jr., has entrusted his care, services and burial to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home, Fort Gibson. 918-478-2555. Online condolences may be left for the family at clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com

Clifford D. Garrett Family Funeral Home

Patricia Ann Walker, 75

Born Sunday, June 3, 1945

Died Wednesday, September 23, 2020


Patricia Walker, 75, of Miami, Oklahoma passed away Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 at Joplin Missouri.

Patricia was born in Cleveland, Ohio on June 3rd, 1945 the daughter of Raymond Hahn and Gertrude Hahn. Patricia attended the Sacred Hearts Catholic Church in Miami, Oklahoma a received her education from Connors State College in Warner, Oklahoma.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Leon Walker, and son, Timothy Walker.

Patricia is survived by daughters; Amber Tippie and husband, Chris, Tammy Walker, sons; Joey Betley and wife, Pauline, and Misty Donels, and Adam Miller, daughter-in-law, La’Trishia Rollerson, grandchildren; Michaela Walker, Caleb Rollerson, Isaac Rollerson, Sierra Armstrong, Andrew Armstrong, Skyla Chitwood, Johnny, Chitwood, Sofie Chitwood, David Chitwood, Brody Chitwood, Desiree Tippie, Rachel Tippie, Christian Tippie and A.J. Tippie.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, October 2nd, 2020 at Lescher Millsap Funeral Home, 2801 Chandler Road Muskogee, OK 74403 with Justin Kinman officiating. The family has asked that masked be warn and masked will be provided if needed. Interment will follow in Three Rivers Cemetery, OKAY, OK, under the direction of Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

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Donnie Ashworth, 68

Born Thursday, March 13, 1952

Died Monday, September 21, 2020

Donald Oliver Ashworth Jr., 68, passed away Monday, September 21, 2020 after a 13 year long courageous battle with Huntingtons disease. He was born March 13, 1952 in Alameda, California to Donald Oliver Ashworth Sr. and Loretta Doris (Wallace) Ashworth. Donnie attended public schools and graduated from Arroyo High School in San Leandro, California with the class of 1970. He would later attend Platt College in Tulsa where he obtained an associate’s degree.
He met and later married his best friend, Linda Gail Dudley on August 19, 1972 in San Leandro, California. They shared more than 48 years of life, marriage, and making memories together.
Donnie and Linda moved to Oklahoma where they made their home and raised their family. He loved nothing more than spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
He worked as a draftsman and product designer for Coburn Optical and Acme Engineering. Lastly, he worked at Centrilift retiring in 2013.
He enjoyed golfing, fishing, playing softball and volleyball, and camping in the mountains. He was a faithful and active member at Timothy Baptist Church until his health began to fail.
Donnie was preceded in death by his mother, Loretta Ashworth.
He is survived by his wife, Gail, of the home; daughter, Traci West (James); son, Dustin Ashworth, all of Muskogee; grandchildren, Chelsi Jacobs of Tulsa, Trey Ashworth of OKC, Aubri West and Candon West, both of Muskogee; father, Donald Ashworth Sr.; sister, Arletta Ashworth, both of Las Vegas, NV; along with nephews, nieces, cousins, and many friends who will greatly miss him.
Donnie’s life will be celebrated at 10AM, Friday, September 25, 2020 at Cornerstone Funeral Home with Pastor Kelly Payne officiating. Interment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be James West, Dustin Ashworth, Candon West, and Trey Ashworth.
The family would like to express a very special “Thank You” to the staff of Pleasant Valley Nursing Center and Compassus Hospice for the care and concern shown to Donnie.
The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorials to be made to Hereditary Neurological Disease Center, 9300 E 29th St N, Ste 350, Wichita, KS, 67226.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 North York St, Muskogee, Oklahoma. Condolences may be made to the family online at http://www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.


public viewing:
9AM-8PM, Thursday, September 24, 2020 @ Cornerstone Funeral Home

Service:
10AM, Friday, September 25, 2020 @ Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel

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Bayard Palmer “Sud” Sudberry III, 75

Born Sunday, January 28, 1945

Died Monday, September 21, 2020

Sud was born to B. P. Sudberry, Junior and Bonnie Jennings Sudberry in Dallas, Texas. He spent his early childhood in Biloxi, Mississippi and later Ada, Oklahoma where he graduated from high school. The summer of his senior year his parents moved to Muskogee and Sud moved to Norman to attend The University of Oklahoma where he became a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. The highlight of his college journey was a blind date with Trudy Preston, the luckiest day of his life. Luck turned into commitment and a lifelong love as they were married June of 1967. They endured and survived 53 years of marriage and happily gave life to Blake Sudberry and Tracey Sudberry. In turn, both boys later married the love of their lives, Tina Hill Sudberry and Mary Charlene Sudberry. Blake and Tina married 24 years have children Hunter 22, Rylee 19, and Carter 13. Tracey, married just 2 years has 8 month old Tucker, and stepson 9 year old Levi.
Sud served 2 years in the United States Army as a second lieutenant at Fort Lewis, Washington. He and Trudy returned to Muskogee to begin his banking career at Commercial Bank. After serving as President of 2 banks in the Tulsa area, he returned to Muskogee to assume a position with Victor Federal Savings and Loan. When his time at Victor Federal came to a close, he pursued the opportunity to purchase the First National Bank of Boynton, a family bank initiated by his grandfather in 1904 in Indian Territory. In 1995 he petitioned the Federal Reserve to relocate the bank to Muskogee under the new name of Territory National Bank. Here he culminated his banking career in 2005 when he and Trudy retired and set their course on a new adventure. They have fully lived and loved and cultivated a 40 acre parcel of land complete with an 80 year stone cottage west of the city limits.
In his lifetime, Sud loved people, and won their hearts with his ornery humor and lighthearted nature. His boldness in character, leadership and stature, along with his amazing personality truly made lasting impressions on almost anyone he met. His true gift of teaching and sharing his life knowledge made him invaluable to loved ones and friends.
He loved everything outdoors. One of his proudest accomplishments was establishing a family cabin in Red River, New Mexico where his dream of creating lifelong family memories for generations to come was realized. After retirement he loved his tractor(s). "Suddy" had the privilege to have 3 lifelong equally ornery friends - Vaughn Esper, Jim Hunter, and David Logsdon. It is uncanny that while not blood related, he embodied the best of all three - Vaughn's love of outdoors, Jim's proficient business acuity and David's sense of humor.
Sud is also survived by Sidney Sudberry Greathouse and her children Jennifer Fall, James Greathouse, and Leslie and David Gravelle. Also surviving is his younger sister Virginia (Ginny) Brandecker and her children Bonnie Brandecker Adams and husband Matt, Bill Brandecker, and Elizabeth Brandecker. There a host of wonderful cousins and second and third cousins who all were precious to Sud.
To sum up his life, his grandchildren coined a phrase: Papa Sud. The man. The myth. The legend.
A celebration of Sud’s life will be 10AM, Saturday, September 26, 2020 at New Community Church with Pastor Jim King officiating.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 North York St, Muskogee, Oklahoma. Condolences may be made to the family online at http://www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Fred L. Finley, 75

Born Sunday, July 15, 1945

Died Sunday, September 20, 2020

Fred Leon Finley, 75, a lifelong Muskogee resident, was born July 15, 1945 in Muskogee, OK to Samuel Arthur and Madge (Bemo) Finley and peacefully passed away on September 20, 2020 in Muskogee. Fred received his formal education at Muskogee Schools, graduating in 1963 from Muskogee Central High School. He continued his education for two more years at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK. In 1967, he married Linda Lemons in Muskogee, OK and welcomed their daughter, Samantha Lyn. Fred and Linda were married for the next 23 years. After college, Fred went to work for Zachary Construction Company, then moving to the metal piping industry at Wheeler Metals for six years, and then to Grant Prideco, until he retired. From teenage years on, Fred had a deep love for everything that went fast. Much of his free time was spent building engines to go faster. He started as a teenager modifying his Cushman Eagle Scooter, then moved on to super modified stock cars, to blown gas hydroplane race boats, thus, the nickname “Fast Fred”. He was also a member of the Wheeler #88 super modified stock car pit crew for many years. There were numerous cars, motorcycles, dune buggies, and other toys in between. Deep bonds of friendships were born at this time. After years of high-performance engines, Fred graduated to Baja Boats, becoming one of the original “Baja Boys”. Fred always enjoyed coaching or watching his daughter Sammye play softball. From early childhood, Fred has been a member of Eastern Heights Baptist Church in Muskogee, where he enjoyed serving in many capacities. Fred was a notorious jokester, keeping anyone who saw him coming on their toes. In 1999, Fred married Diane Adair of Muskogee, OK. They enjoyed taking trips to Florida with their friends. They enjoyed traveling and taking a trip to California and North Dakota. They spent many weekends at the lake, often taking the grandkids boating or playing on the sea-doos. They loved sitting on the back porch watching the wildlife play. Fred was an OKC Thunder fan and spent many evenings watching their games with Diane. In later years, Fred loved watching his grandchildren play sports, especially soccer and basketball. Fred’s true passion in life was his family. He will be missed by all that knew him. Fred was preceded in death by his parents. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Diane of the home; daughter, Samantha French and husband Jimmy of Fort Gibson, OK; step-son, Colby Wilson and wife Jessica of Muskogee, OK; granddaughter, Sunnye French of Fort Gibson, OK; grandson, Tommy French of Fort Gibson, OK; step-granddaughters, Ashton Talley and Brooklynn Wilson both of Muskogee, OK; sisters, Janelle Mercer and husband Jim of Houston, TX; and Aundria Thys and husband J.D. of Ada, OK; step-brother, Frank Morgan of Muskogee, OK; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations in Fred's name to the Alzheimer's Association, 2448 East 81st Street Suite 3000 Tulsa, Oklahoma 74139. (918) 481-7741 or www.alz.org A memorial service celebrating Fred’s life will be held 11:00AM Saturday, October 3, 2020 at Eastern Heights Baptist Church in Muskogee with Reverend Darren Wallace officiating. The family of Fred Leon Finley has entrusted his cremation and service to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home, Fort Gibson. 918-478-2555. Online condolences may be left at clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com

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Brock Fredrick Ferguson, 66

Born Saturday, September 19, 1953

Died Saturday, September 19, 2020

Brock Frederick Ferguson, 67 of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2020. He was born on September 19, 1953 to Frederick Ferguson and Janey (Byers) Boydston in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
Growing up in Muskogee, Brock had many childhood friends. He and his buddies were all curious and mischievous in character. This kept his mother Janey always wondering about what Brock was going to do next. One incident that comes to mind is the time when he and his friend were out delivering newspapers on a cold morning. Brock and Paul decided they needed to warm up, so they built a bonfire in the middle of the street, leaving all customers without their morning paper. He was an avid reader, enjoyed bowling, golf and fishing. Brock also played baseball in his younger years and spent a number of years coaching little league baseball. He also enjoyed playing dominos – especially with his mother, his son, and his grandson. This was their sacred 4-generational pastime.
Brock spent 40 years in the mattress manufacturing industry, retiring from Kingsdown in 2015. After retiring, he went on to become a part-time delivery man for Cagle’s Flowers, which is owned by his sister Becky Hearon. He had countless stories to tell about his delivery experiences – especially from the elderly ladies who were celebrating milestone birthdays. Many would invite him in for coffee and conversation.
Brock was a kind and gentle man who loved his family and Church. He was a devoted member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Although he never learned to read music, he was a member of the Bell Choir. He spent numerous hours on the computer watching youtube “how to” videos to learn how to play the musical pieces the choir was assigned to play. Brock also volunteered at Catholic Charities in Muskogee. He enjoyed this ministry as he felt he was making a difference in the lives of those in need. He will be missed by his family and his many friends.
Brock was preceded in death by his father, Fredrick Ferguson.
He is survived by his wife, Lucille of the home; mother, Janey Boydston of Muskogee, OK; step-mother, Novelle Ferguson of Tahlaquah, OK; children, Sean Ferguson and wife Melissa of Fayetteville, AR, and Misha Estrada of Lincoln, NE; Elaine Connors, step-daughter, of the home; grandchildren, Sean Michael Ferguson in the U.S. Navy, Mikaelie Palu, Dominic Estrada, Benjamin Estrada, and Julia Estrada all of Lincoln, NE, Dazman Karales, Sophia Barahona and Olivia Barahona all of Fayetteville, AR; sisters, Becky Hearon and husband Kem of Muskogee, OK, Tracy Ferrero and husband Phil of Norman, OK, Belinda Walters of Tulsa, OK, and Sharon Metz and husband Rick of Tulsa, OK; and many other family members and friends.
Viewing is scheduled for Wednesday, September 23, 2020 from 9AM-7PM with family receiving friends between 5PM-7PM, at Cornerstone Funeral Home.
A private family Rosary will be 7PM-8PM, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at Cornertsone Funeral Home.
A celebration of Brock’s life will be 10AM, Thursday, September 24, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with celebrant Father Richard Cristler officiating. Interment will be at a later date after cremation.
Funeral Services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home. Condolences may be made to the family online at http://www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Muskogee Catholic Charities and mailed to St. Joseph Church, 301 N. Virginia, Muskogee, OK 74403.

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Estelle Randolph, 84

Born Friday, April 17, 1936

Died Thursday, September 17, 2020

Margaret “Estelle” Randolph, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend passed away Thursday, September 17, 2020 at the age of 84. She was born April 17, 1936 in Sallisaw, Oklahoma to John Calvin and Irene (Hutchinson) Oliver. She graduated from public school and furthered her education attending college.
She married the love of her life, Charles Clayton Randolph in Sallisaw, Oklahoma in 1954. They shared more than 66 years of life, marriage, and memories.
Estelle loved to travel and spend time in her garden and flowerbeds. She could make anything grow, especially her beautiful roses. She loved spending time with her family and nothing made her more proud than talking about her kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids. Her favorite seasons were “Sooner football season” and “Thunder basketball season”. During every NASCAR race, she could be heard cheering her favorite drivers from the street.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Irene Oliver; siblings, Ora Dell Coffey, Adel Long, Ralph Oliver, Maye Dell Newton, Jimmie Oliver, and Johnny Oliver.
Estelle is survived by her husband, Charles; daughter, Susan Randolph; son, Charles Randolph II and wife Deanne; grandchildren, Jimmie Harris, Holly Stern and husband Bill, Charles Randolph III, Austin Jackson, Levi Randolph and wife Gabriella; great-grandchildren, Sean Lester, Ryan Lester, Lucas Lester, Stella Stern, Christian Mabry, Bethany Morris, Jayden Berry, Cruz Randolph, and Mia Randolph; siblings, Charles Oliver, Thomas Oliver, Opal Coughman, and Donnie Oliver; along with many beloved nieces, nephews, other family members, friends, and customers who will miss her dearly.
Funeral services celebrating Estelle’s life will be 10AM, Monday, September 21, 2020 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Steve Rose officiating. Interment will follow at Akins Cemetery in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. Serving as pallbearers will be Jimmie Harris, Kyler Stern, Bill Stern, Levi Randolph, and Charlie Randolph III.
Funeral Services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home. Condolences may be made to the family online at http://www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.


Public visitation:
1-5PM, Sunday, September 20, 2020 @ Cornerstone FH Chapel

Service:
10AM, Monday, September 21, 2020 @ Cornerstone FH Chapel

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