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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.)

Mark Edward Odom, 53

Born Thursday, October 31, 1968

Died Friday, May 6, 2022

Mark Edward Odom, age 53, a resident of Okmulgee, OK, transitioned, Friday, May 6,2022 in Hillcrest Medical Center, Tulsa, OK

Mr. Odom is survived by wife, Anne Marie Larson, of the home, one son Josh McNeely, Tulsa, Ok., one brother Rusty Odom, Eufaula, OK. 2 grandchildren, special Canine kids Roxy and Clyde, 3 special cousins, Rob McDonald, Bobby McDonald and Chad McDonald. Several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Graveside rites, Wednesday, May 18th, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. in Sharps Memorial Gardens, 17745 Dentonville Rd, Okmulgee, OK.

Public visitation Tuesday, May 17th, 2022 in Precious Memories Chapel-Okmulgee during the hours of 1 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

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

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Geneva Osborn, 83

Born Saturday, March 4, 1939

Died Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Geneva (Pilcher) Osborn, 83, of Muskogee, was born March 4, 1939, in DeLeon, TX, to Billy and Rosa (Crownover) Pilcher and peacefully passed away May 4, 2022 in Fort Gibson.
Geneva received her formal education at DeLeon High School and graduated in 1958. She married Billy Dean Osborn on August 25, 1958 and moved to Southern California, staying in the golden state 19 years before moving to Oklahoma in 1978. Geneva was very involved with her church and served temple missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Atlanta, GA and Chicago, IL. She cherished her time outside fishing, working in her garden and canning her harvests. Geneva enjoyed tole painting on wood, coloring and puzzles. She loved to attend car races at Thunderbird Raceway in Muskogee and playing the guitar. Her love for her family was evident in every thing she did. She will be missed by many.
Geneva is lovingly survived by her daughter, Mikel Parkes and husband, David, of Muskogee; son, Mark Osborn and wife, Mary, of Muskogee; brother, Jack Pilcher and wife, Nadine, of San Angelo, TX; sister, Juanita Cox and husband, Stanley, of Lamesa, TX; sister, Nelsie Miller, of Zepher, TX; sisters-in-law, Betty Pilcher, of Eunice, TX; Nelda Pilcher, of Eunice, TX; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; extended family and many friends.
Geneva was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Billy Osborn; son, Troy Osborn; brothers, John Pilcher, Edd Pilcher, and Billy Claude Pilcher; and a sister, Dorothy Singletary.
A funeral service celebrating Geneva’s life will be held 11:00AM Wednesday, May 11th, 2022, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of Muskogee, OK, with Bishop Chris Emler officiating. Committal prayers and interment will follow at South Bethel Cemetery in Braggs, OK with David Parkes, Mathew Parkes, Nathan Parkes, Cory Parkes, Jonathan Jackson, and Tieler Osborn serving as casket bearers. The family of Geneva Osborn 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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Darrin Brett Visor , 57

Born Sunday, October 4, 1964

Died Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Darrin Brett Visor, 57, of Braggs, Oklahoma passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. He was born on October 4, 1964 to Bill and Charlotte (Frazier) Visor in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He attended and graduated from Checotah High School in 1982.
He married his best friend, Sonja Dishman on March 26, 1990 in Las Vegas, Nevada. They shared 32 years of marriage and memories together.
His family owned a shoe store and a grocery store. He worked at their grocery store as the meat market manager for several years until opening his own business ATnT with his wife. He later went to work for the city of Muskogee in their water distribution department until retiring in 2009.
Darrin went by many aliases including Uncle D, Papa Bear, Papa D, and Uncle Pretty! He was the #1 Wildcats fan, attending every Braggs High School basketball, baseball, softball, and volleyball game. He loved to chill at the Red Ball and the Lucky Ducks’ machines, and poker tables. He was an excellent pool player, playing on the Muskogee BCA League. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #4042, in Muskogee. He was a member of a couple motorcycle clubs, he loved flattin’ the hills, straightenin’ the curves, and making memories with his best friends and family. He loved to play ‘Shoot the Moon’ in dominos, to sing karaoke, (he did a MEAN Red Sovine-Teddy Bear), and to watch racing (he was a true Nascar fan). He also loved to spend time at the Fort Gibson Dam with all his boys. He loved to sit and watch them fish and always made sure to tell them how to bait their hooks!
He was preceded in death by his son, Tyler Visor; nieces, Hunter Teague and Julie Dishman; grandparents, Jess and Grace Frazier; and brother-in-law, Jimmy Dishman.
He is survived by his wife, Sonja Dishman-Visor of the home; children, Dakota and Makayla of the home, Krystal Bennight and husband Danny of Webbers Falls, OK, Brett Visor and wife Jessica of Burnt Cabin, OK; grandchildren, Shaylinn, Shane, Dade, Sydney, Ethan, Kylie, Arie, Grayson, and Marshall; parents, Billy Dale Visor and Charlotte Joyce Visor of Checotah, OK; sisters, Kelley Teague and husband Rob of Checotah, OK, Donnita Park of Eufaula, OK; brothers-in-law, Kevin Dishman and wife Nikki of Braggs, OK, Chris Dishman and wife Crystal of Muskogee, OK, Adam Dishman and wife Brooke of Warner, OK; brother, Tony Boyer and wife Leslie of Muskogee, OK and David Callison and wife Jenny of Porum, OK; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Jim and Sandy Dishman of Braggs, OK; nieces and nephews, Cadeyn Teague, Derek Park, Lacey Park, Tara Park, Dylan Anglen, Cheyenne Dishman, Sierra Dishman, Savanna Dishman, Madison Dishman, Bo Dishman, Brystal Dishman, Waylon Dishman, Adysen Dishman, Jimmie Dean Dishman, Canyon Miller, Kindra Overton, Caden Dishman, Caleb Dishman, Alley Bush, J.J. Callison, Audrey Bush, Kyle Callison, Arron Callison, and Bradley Callison; numerous great nieces, great nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
A celebration of Darrin’s life will be 2PM, Saturday, May 7, 2022 at Community Gospel Center in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma with Pastor John Overton officiating. Interment will follow at South Bethel Cemetery in Braggs, Oklahoma with Dakota Visor, Brett Visor, Danny Bennight, Shane Bennight, Dade Visor, Brandon Gauntt, Chandler Wing, Colten Burk, and Shawn Fullen all serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Rob Teague, Kevin Dishman, Chris Dishman, Adam Dishman, David Callison, and Tony Boyer.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

Visitation: 9AM-8PM, Friday, 05/06/2022 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel.

Service info: 2PM, Saturday, 05/07/2022 at Community Gospel Center in Fort Gibson.

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Harlie Gray, 71

Born Monday, June 5, 1950

Died Sunday, May 1, 2022

Harlie Gray Jr., 71, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away on Sunday, May 1st, 2022. He was born on June 5th, 1950 to Harlie Gray Sr. and Alta Mae (Yandell) Gray in Van Buren, AR. He attended and graduated from Carson High School. He went to work for Murray's Nissan as a manager and master technician until later retiring.
He married the mother of his children, Linda Jean Gray on June 27th, 1970 but later divorced on August 17th, 2000.
He then married Crystal Dawn Gray on October 5th, 2019 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He enjoyed going fishing, working on cars, watching TV, going to the casino, and sleeping.
He was preceded in death by father, Harlie Gray Sr.; and sisters, Mildred Ann, Sondra Gray, and Judy Carol Carter.
He is survived by his wife, Crystal Dawn Gray of the home; mother, Alta May Gray of Muskogee, OK; brothers, Larry Gray and wife Kelly of Muskogee, OK, and Mark Gray and wife Tracy; Patsy Bays and husband Jim of Oregon; Deloris Wilson of Oklahoma City, OK; children, Kenny Gray and wife Cheryl of Tahlequah, OK, Michelle Aldridge and husband Brad of Bald Hill, Ok, Tim Gray Sr. and wife Christy of Muskogee, OK, and Amanda Gray and Jacob Fritts of Muskogee, OK; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family and friends.
A celebration of Harlie’s life will be 1:30PM, Friday, May 13th, 2022 at Fort Gibson National Cemetery with Pastor Donnie Echols officiating.
Funeral services provided by Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N York St, Muskogee, OK. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.


Service info: 1:30PM, Friday, 05/13/2022 at Fort Gibson National Cemetery.

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Josie Francine Sutton, 57

Born Tuesday, July 28, 1964

Died Friday, April 29, 2022

Josie Francine Sutton, 57, of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma passed away on Friday, April 29th, 2022. She was born on July 28th,1964 to Johnny L. Holsey and Adalene Edwards Lamb in Phoenix, AZ. She attended school at Edmond and Muskogee School systems. She completed her GED in 1983 and took classes at Connors State College. Josie attended Christian Chapel Church of Muskogee along with other churches in the Muskogee area.
She married Michael Scott Goff on July 29th ,2016 in Eureka Springs, AR. They shared nearly 6 years of marriage and memories together.
Josie enjoyed the outdoors and camping. She loved her family and cherished her friends. She was a free spirit that enjoyed life at the spur of the moment. She was always a caregiver who put the needs of others before her own. She would always help coworkers in need. She was always willing to lend a helping hand to her elderly customers by doing their laundry, cleaning their house, delivering their groceries, or even giving them a bed to sleep in. One of Josie’s most enjoyable activities was being able to provide daycare for her great niece, Laraina.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnny Holsey and Adalene Lamb; grandparents, Thetis Edwards and Evelyn Bryant, and Thomas E. Holsey and Josie Watts; and numerous aunts and uncles.
She is survived by her husband, Michael S. Goff of Fort Gibson, OK; stepmother, Cheryl Holsey of Lufkin, TX; sister, Susan Rogers and husband Larry of Fort Gibson, OK; brother, Wayde Holsey and wife Kathy of Muskogee, OK; daughter, Amber Conner and husband Clay of Oklahoma City, OK; son, Eston Sutton and wife Miah of San Antonio, TX; granddaughters, Olivia Danielle Connor, Makalynne Logan, and Adelaide Sellers; uncles, Eddie Holsey and wife Carolyn, and Terry Edwards; aunt, Tammie Edwards; nieces, Alissa Williams and Jennifer Holsey; nephews, Levi Williams and Jesse Holsey; many great nieces, great nephews, and cousins; 1 great-great niece; and 1 great-great nephew.
A celebration of life for Josie Sutton will be 2PM, Friday, May 6th, 2022 at St. Basil’s Episcopal Church in Tahlequah, Oklahoma with Father Larry Rogers officiating.
Cremation services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N York St, Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

Service info: 2PM, Friday, 05/06/2022 at St. Basil's Episcopal Church in Tahlequah, OK.

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Martin Oscar Roach, 52

Born Wednesday, December 31, 1969

Died Thursday, April 28, 2022

Martin O. Roach, 87, formerly of Webbers Falls, OK, went home to our Lord on April 28, 2022, in Norman, OK, after a long illness with Alzheimer’s. He is survived by his wife, Imogene of 63 years; son, Jeff (Catherine); grandsons, William “Liam” and Cullen of Norman; brother, Hurshel (Barbara) of Fort Gibson; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ike and Ethel (Doak) Roach; and brothers Kenneth, Hartshel, Ira and Coye Roach.
Born in Hagarville, AR, on October 27, 1934, the family moved to Oklahoma when Martin was two and lived in rural Muskogee County most of his childhood. He graduated from Webbers Falls High School in 1957. After high school, he was drafted into the U.S. Army. He completed basic training at Fort Hood, where he achieved expert marksman with the 4th Armored Division.
Upon leaving the Army, Martin married his high school sweetheart Imogene Briley on March 27, 1959. The couple moved to Columbus, KS, in 1963 where Martin completed the journeyman electrician certification at Pittsburg State Technical Institute. He was employed at the Army Ammunition Plant where he was initiated into The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). During his career he worked for several contractors in many states.
In 1973, he and Imogene moved back to Muskogee where they had their son, Jeffery Martin, in 1974. Martin was a great craftsman and could design, build or repair most anything. During his lifetime he enjoyed hunting, fishing, dirt biking, off-roading, RVing and attending bluegrass festivals. He also raised and trained hunting dogs.
Martin was a longtime member of New Hope Baptist Church in Muskogee where a celebration of his life will be held Wednesday, May 4th at 11:00 A.M, officiated by Bro. Steven Alexander and Bro. Don Blankenship with burial following at McLain Cemetery. The family will receive friends and family at Cornerstone Funeral Home, Muskogee from 4:00-6:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 3rd.
Pallbearers include nephews Rick, Mike, Rod, Tony and Billy Roach; Jared, Heath and Jason Briley. Honorary pallbearers are members of the Adult IV Sunday School Class of New Hope Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gideons International or New Hope Baptist Church.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N York St, Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

Visitation: 9am-8pm, Tuesday, 05/03/2022 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.

Family to greet friends: 4pm-6pm, Tuesday, 05/03/2022 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.

Service: 11am, Wednesday, 05/04/2022 at New Hope Baptist Church.

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Deola Y. Coffman, 82

Born Wednesday, March 6, 1940

Died Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Deola Yvonne Coffman, 82, of Denison, Texas formerly of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2022. She was born on March 6, 1940 to Dallas and Edith (Housley) Cox in Hanna, Oklahoma. She attended and graduated from public school.
She married her best friend, Willie Carol Coffman in December of 1958 in Eufaula, Oklahoma. They shared many years of marriage and memories until his passing.
Deola worked as a medical billing clerk and retired from Muskogee Radiology in 1998 after many years in the industry. She enjoyed gardening, traveling, and most of all, spending time with her family and friends.
She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Coffman; parents, Dallas and Edith Cox; and brother, Dwight Cox.
She is survived by her daughter, Katrina Coffman and husband Emerson Ferreira of Denison, TX; grandchildren, Major Brandon Reese USMC and wife Christine, and Dakota Quintanilla and husband Alex; great-grandchildren, Willie Reese, June Reese, Boone Reese, and Nate Quintanilla; sisters, Jan Bowman, Tammy Ryan, and Annetta Huntley; brother, Ronny Cox; and a host of other family members and friends.
A celebration of Deona’s life will be 1PM, Monday, May 2, 2022 at Haskell Cemetery with Mr. Tony Hodgson officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Brandon Reese, Ron Yates, Emerson Ferreira, Ryan Danielson, Alex Quintanilla, and Shawn Danielson.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N York St, Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.


Graveside service:
1PM, Monday, May 2, 2022 @ Haskell Cemetery
Haskell, Oklahoma

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Ricky “Rick” C. Powell, 67

Born Tuesday, August 10, 1954

Died Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Ricky C. Powell, 67, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2022. He was born August 10, 1954 to Clyde Powell Jr and Barbara (Parker) Powell. He graduated from Muskogee High School in 1972. Rick was a proud US Army veteran. Later he went to barber school in Tulsa, Oklahoma and enjoyed being a barber for many years.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother; grandparents, Clyde Powell Sr and Ada (Lemons) Powell, JB Parker and Cleo (Bailey) Parker; and brother-in-law, Jess Tolliver.
Rick is survived by two sons, Joshua Powell and Cody Powell (Autumn); his grandchildren, Quinton Powell, Ulysses Parker and Madison Powell; sister, Pam Tolliver; along with other family members and friends.
His sons and grandchildren were the loves of his life. Nothing could put a smile on his face more than a big hug from the grandkids.
A family memorial service will be held at a later time.
Cremation services provided by Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N York St, Muskogee, OK. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Delina Ann Fox, 58

Born Wednesday, September 4, 1963

Died Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Delina Ann Fox, 58, of Warner, Oklahoma passed away Tuesday, April 26th, 2022 in her home surrounded by family. She was born September 4th, 1963 in Hobart, Oklahoma to Duane Smith and Dorothy Garrison. She graduated from Hobart High School in 1981 and went on to complete two years of college at Western Oklahoma State College.
In July of 1988 she met future husband, Wade Fox. Delina had a daughter, Michelle Sutton, and Wade had two daughters, Mallisa and Rachel Fox, and one son, Marshall Fox. They moved to Tahlequah, Oklahoma where they later had a son, Michael Fox. Delina and Wade were married on April 21st, 1997. Then in 2003 they were blessed with another son, Tyler Fox.
Delina was an all-around good person, she was hardworking and made sure her family never went without. She was someone you could always count on for advice, a shoulder to cry on, or just to be there. She was a fierce protector and loved hard. She had an infectious smile that lit up her beautiful green eyes. To know her was to love her. She enjoyed spending time with her family more than anything especially her eleven grandchildren!
She was preceded in death by her, paternal grandparents, Robert and Georgia Smith; maternal grandparents, Charlie and Ruby Garrison; father, Duane Smith; mother, Dorothy Garrison; and sister, Michelle Garrison.
She is survived by her husband, Wade Fox of Warner, OK; daughter, Michelle Sutton and husband Russell of Muskogee, OK; sons, Michael Fox and Tyler Fox both of Warner, OK; stepson, Marshall Fox of Fort Gibson, OK; stepdaughters, Mallisa Fox and Rachel Fox both of Fort Gibson, OK; brothers, Reggie Smith and wife Sherri of Hobart, OK and Yone Halstead and wife Deanna of Texas; sister, Denise Knight and husband Alex of Minnesota; 11 grandchildren, Chelsea, Shawn, Dalton, Carsyn, Layne, Layton, Makynlee, Kamden, Addyson, Kylei, and Adolai; 3 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A celebration of Delina’s life will be 2PM, Friday, May 6th, 2022 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Blaine Ross officiating. Interment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery Pavilion with Cody Smith, Neil Teague, Allando Ousley, Robert Lockwood, Aaron Royse, and Cody Royse all serving as pallbearers.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N York St, Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

Visitation: 9am-8pm, Thursday, 05/05/2022 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.

Service info: 2pm, Friday, 05/06/2022 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.

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Charles “Fred” Bliss III, 91

Born Monday, January 5, 1931

Died Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Charles “Fred” Bliss III, 91, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. He was born on January 5, 1931 to Charles Fred Bliss, Jr. and Ethyl Mae (Williams) Bliss in Seminole, Oklahoma. Fred graduated from Tahlequah High School with the class of 1949. He was an all-sport letterman being involved in football, basketball and baseball. He was also an Eagle Scout with Boy Scouts and a member of the Order of The Arrow. He graduated West Point Military Academy in 1955 where he played football and was class president. He completed his training at Airborne School and Ranger School. Fred obtained his master’s degree from Rochester University.
On July 31, 1955, Fred married Dorothy Koch in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Together they shared over 61 years of life and marriage together.
During Fred’s active service in the U.S. Army, he was stationed at Fort Benning, GA, Fort Campbell, KY, West Point, NY, Fort Leavenworth, KS, Rochester, NY, Washington, D.C. and Fort Riley, KS. He served overseas in Iran and Vietnam. He was a highly decorated veteran and received The National Defense Service Medal, Parachute Badge, Vietnam Service Medal with 2 bronze stars, Army Commendation Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with a gold star, Armed Forces Honor Medal and many more awards and medals. Upon his retirement in 1974, Dorothy and Fred decided to move to Muskogee, OK, where they made their home.
Fred was the general manager at Ready Mix Concrete Company and helped Dorothy at the family shop Viva’s. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and canoeing. He also had a love for reading and history. Fred loved his family very much and was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be missed by everyone who knew and loved him.
Fred was preceded in death by his loving wife, Dorothy Bliss; parents, Judge C.F. Bliss, Jr. and Ethyl Mae Bliss; and brother, Judge Bill Bliss.
He is survived by his children, James Alan Bliss and Donna Ann Bliss; his grandchildren, James Curtis Bliss, Stephen “Michael” Hart, Elizabeth Hart, Madeline Jane Hart-Calderon, Daniel Bliss and Danna Bliss; his great-grandchildren, Ty Bliss and Charlie Calderon; brother, Bryce Bliss, MD; sister, Susan Bliss Purkey; and many nieces and nephews.
Fred had a special love for animals and rescued many dogs and cats. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to P.A.W.S. of Muskogee at: http://pawsforadoption.com/donations.html.
A celebration of Fred’s life will be 1:00 P.M., Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Daniel Grimes officiating. Interment will follow with full military honors presented at Tahlequah City Cemetery.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences can be made to the family at: www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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LaDonna “Joy” Jenkins, 61

Born Saturday, April 8, 1961

Died Tuesday, April 26, 2022

LaDonna Joy (McGrew) Jenkins, 61, of Owasso, OK left this life on Tuesday, April 26th, 2022 after a long battle of illnesses. Joy was born in Muskogee, OK. She attended school in Warner where she graduated from Warner High School in 1979. She graduated from Indian Capital Technology Center Practical Nursing Program in 1997 then continued her education at Connors State College where she graduated and became a registered nurse in 2003. She lived her life as a registered nurse and all her patients loved her as much as she loved them. The nursing community blessed her with many friends along the way.
Joy married her husband, James C. Jenkins, at the Crystal Chapel in Eureka Springs, AR on March 16th, 1997. They spent 11 years together before he was tragically killed in 2008.
She will always be remembered for her numerous decorations for every holiday, especially Easter and Christmas, as those were her favorites.
She was preceded in death by her husband James C. Jenkins, her father Jerry C. McGrew, her paternal grandparents Lora and Gertrude McGrew and her maternal grandparents Herman and Zella Bryan.
Joy is survived by her mother, Shirley Jones and husband Gene of Ft. Smith, AR; sister, Cheryl Reece and husband Jeff of Webbers Falls, OK, brother, Shawn McGrew of Carthage, Missouri; sister, Becki Banther of Owasso, OK; “sisters” Treva Filipps, Tammy McIntosh and Diana McCrary; nephew, Jeffery Reece and wife Tiffany of Muskogee, OK, niece Beth Sellers and husband Jeff of Meeker, OK, nephew, Jeremy Reece and Tia of Mounds, OK, niece Morgan Parsons and husband Michael of Porum, OK, niece, McKinzee Farmer and husband Andrew of Muskogee, OK, nephews, Connor and Cooper Banther of Owasso, OK; a special friend, Trudy Crow; along with several great nieces, nephews and extended family.
All friends and family are welcome to celebrate Joy’s life at 10AM, Monday, May 16, 222 at Fort Gibson National Cemetery.
Cremation services provided by Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N York St, Muskogee, OK. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Glen Earl Greer, 85

Born Tuesday, February 2, 1937

Died Monday, April 25, 2022

Heaven gained an angel on April 25, 2022. Glen Earl Greer was born February 2, 1937 in Muskogee, Oklahoma to Lloyd and Margaret Greer (Sturm). Glen grew up in Muskogee, and in his younger days helped his dad on his milk route. He graduated from Central High in 1955. After graduation, he worked as an ironworker and later owned a service station in Muskogee. He met his bride, Frankie Cox through one of his friends, Sparky Holder who was married to Frankie’s sister. The two were married in 1960 and had three children, Bret, Kirk, and Gaye Lynn.
Glen had a love for the Lord, his wife, his family, fishing, tinkering, and woodworking in his shop. He retired from OG&E as a Substation Repairman after 40 years of service in 1994. During his retirement, Glen enjoyed taking road trips with Frankie and their friends, and camping with their grandchildren. He especially enjoyed attending his grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s sporting events. Throughout his life, Glen served the Lord as a Deacon at Riverside Christian Church and York Street Christian Church. At the time of his death, he was a member of Muskogee Church of Christ.
Glen was preceded in death by his parents Lloyd and Margaret Greer and his brother Charles Greer.
Glen is survived by his wife Frankie Greer, three children and their spouses, Bret and Linda Greer, Kirk and Kathy Greer, and Todd and Gaye Lynn Price; nine grandchildren, Katie Caughman, Clint Greer, Ryan Greer, Corey Greer, Travis Greer, Keristy Nieto, Kassie Kersten, Camden Price, and, Kendall Price; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Carolyn McElroy and husband George; sister-in-law, Judy Greer; and many nieces and nephews. Glen was loved very much by his family and friends. He will be greatly missed.
The family will receive friends Wednesday evening 5 to 8 pm at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Muskogee.
Services, officiated by Steve Moss, will be held at Muskogee Church of Christ on Thursday, April 28 at 10 am. Pallbearers include grandsons, Clint Greer, Ryan Greer, Corey Greer, Travis Greer, Camden Price, Tyler Caughman, and Conrad Kersten. Honorary pallbearers include Charlie Raper, Louie Hutson, and Don Younger, and Kenneth Fields.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Muskogee Church of Christ’s Mission Fund.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N York St, Muskogee, OK, 74403. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.


Family to greet friends: 5PM-8PM, Wednesday, 04/27/2022 @ Cornerstone Funeral Home.

Service info: 10AM, Thursday, 04/28/2022 @ Muskogee Church of Christ.

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James Edward Staggs , 75

Born Sunday, January 19, 1947

Died Monday, April 25, 2022

James Edward Staggs, 75, Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away Monday, April 25, 2022. He was born January 19, 1947 in Muskogee to Hazel and Syble Lorene (Tinker) Staggs.
He married Marsha Louise Severence in 1969. They shared many years together until her passing.
James worked as a plumber and was also a backhoe operator for many years. He retired in 2002.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marsha L. Staggs; and his son, Timothy Wayne Staggs.
James is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Lynn Diaz; son, Ezekiel John Staggs; brother, Ross Staggs; sister, Reba Martin all of Muskogee, OK; nephews, Steve Martin of Tulsa, OK, and Rick Staggs of Reno, NV; niece, Cindy Peck of Fort Worth, Tx.
A celebration of James’ life will be 10AM, Friday, April 29, 2022 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Jeff Cranton officiating.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N York St, Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

Service info: 10AM, Friday, 04/29/2022 @ Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel.

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Laura Lynn Cockrell-Terrell, 61

Born Thursday, March 9, 1961

Died Sunday, April 24, 2022

Graveside Service for Laura Lynn Cockrell-Terrell, 61 of Gore, Oklahoma will be at 2:00 PM on Friday, April 29, 2022 at South Bethel Cemetery in Braggs, Oklahoma under the direction of Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Service, Inc.

She was born on March 9, 1961 in St. Louis, Missouri to Barbara (O'Brien) Czarnecki and Ronald Czarnecki and passed away on April 24, 2022 in Vian, Oklahoma. She was married to Billy Terrell on June 9, 2013 in Mustang Island, Texas. She worked in housekeeping at Aviagen.

Survivors are:

husband, Billy of the home;

3 sons, Brandon Cockrell of Hinton, OK, Travis Cockrell of Checotah, OK and Lance Cockrell of Weatherford, OK;

1 step-daughter, Heather Cochran of Oklahoma City, OK ;

14 grandchildren;

1 sister, Chris Johnson of Gore, OK;

2 brothers, Tim Czarnecki of St. Peters, MO and Jeff Czarnecki of Gore, OK;

and several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Ronald Czarnecki.

Viewing will be Thursday 1 - 8 PM at Agent Millsap Event Center in Gore.

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Ken Slater, 62

Born Wednesday, December 23, 1959

Died Saturday, April 23, 2022

Ken Slater passed away on April 23, 2022 at age 62 from a sudden illness. He was born on December 23, 1959 in Perth, Western Australia. He migrated to America in 2005 with his wife Sheila, became a U.S. Citizen in 2012 and was a longtime resident of Muskogee, Oklahoma.

He spent 15 years as a security officer in the Muskogee area and had just recently retired to spend more time with his family, to travel and to pursue his favorite hobbies.

He is survived by his wife, Sheila (Williams); his stepson, Forrest Flynn; 6 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren who he dearly loved.
He is also survived by three brothers Ray, Lindsay and Norm Slater who live in Australia.

He was well loved and will be sorely missed.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) to help alleviate the suffering to victims of violence in Ukraine.

Cremation services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home 1830 N York St Muskogee, 74403. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Naomi F. Carpenter, 92

Born Tuesday, July 16, 1929

Died Saturday, April 23, 2022

On July 16th, 1929 a baby girl was born to Isom and Lillie (Northcut) Morton. She was given the name Naomi Frances but was better known as Sissy. She was welcomed by brother Monroe and they helped welcome brother, Jim and sister, El Dena. Sissy made her heavenly flight on April 23rd, 2022 with her daughters by her side.
She spent her early years in the Hitchita Community and graduated from Hitchita High School in 1947. She married her husband, Joe Carpenter on October 7, 1949 in Van Buren, AR. In August of 1950 they welcomed a daughter Brenda and in 1954 another daughter Kathy. Sissy was a homemaker, wife, and mother who loved her family beyond measure!
When Joe and Sissy became grandparents they loved their grandchildren more than life. They were always supportive parents and grandparents, hardly ever missing the grands’ events. They would travel many miles to ballgames and stock shows.
Joe and Sissy were faithful members of Abundant Life Church where they were founding members. Her life revolved around her church not missing a Sunday service unless it was an emergency. She was a supportive member of Council Hill, baking many pies and cakes for anyone in need. Sissy lived by example always being available to anyone in need.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Monroe and Jim; sister El Dena; grandchildren, Tera Foster, Susan Foster, Steve Schoeppel, Joe Flusche, Moose Ray, and many other family and friends.
She is survived by her daughters, Brenda Flusche and Kathy Ray; grandchildren, Traci Schoeppel, Ronny Ray, Ike Ray, and Michael Ray; great-grandchildren, Austin, Seth, Ikie, Mike, Taylon, Kiera, Gracie, Hayden, and Jayla; great-great-grandchildren, Hensley, Josie, and Rivr; special friends, Loren Swadle and husband Gary, Glenda Shinpoch, Alta Staton, Opal Zook, Mary Jack Collins, and Mary Anson; a host of other family members and friends.
Although Sissy has left a big hole in our family we cannot be sad knowing what a homecoming it must have been.
A celebration of Sissy’s life will be 2PM, Thursday, April 28th, 2022 at Abundant Life Church in Councill Hill with Mr. Tom Herron officiating. Interment will follow at Council Hill Cemetery with Ronny Ray, Ike Ray, Mike Ray, Austin Ray, Ikie Ray, Mikie Ray and Seth Schoeppel all serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Prentiss Farris, Lawrence McCullah, Melvin Carpenter, Joe Carpenter, Junior Morton, Peggy Smith, and Bob Herron.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Abundance Life Church in Council Hill, Oklahoma.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N York St, Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

Service:
2PM, Thursday, April 28, 2022 @ Abundant Life Church in Council Hill, Oklahoma

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Patricia A. Carter, 81

Born Friday, October 4, 1940

Died Saturday, April 23, 2022

Patricia Ann Carter, 81, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away Saturday, April 23, 2022. She was born October 4, 1940 in Muskogee to Clyde and Opal (Hill) Davis.
Pat worked for the USDA as a food inspector and retired after many years of service.
She loved her son and her grandchildren along with her dog, “Little Bit”.
Pat loved cooking for her family and spending time with God.
She was preceded in death by her brother, William Davis; and sister, Mary McFarland.
Pat is survived by her brothers, Marvin Davis and Delbert Davis; granddaughters, Amanda Walker and Baylee Lowrey; grandsons, Kyle Hair, Christopher Hair, and Tyson Walker; nieces, Starla Goad, Laila, Elizabeth and Steven Goad; along with other family members and friends.
A family conducted memorial service celebrating Pat’s life will be 4PM, Saturday, May 7, 2022 at Honor Heights Butterfly Papilion.
Cremation services provided by Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N York St, Muskogee, OK. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Jeffrey Ray Harper, 64

Born Wednesday, July 31, 1957

Died Friday, April 22, 2022

The greatest adventure is what lies ahead. -J.R.R Tolken

Jeffery Ray Harper’s greatest adventure began on Friday, April 22, 2022. He left his earthly home for the lush pastures and serene lakes of Heaven. His new adventure begins alongside his Lord and Savior who he loved more than anything.
His earthly journey started on July 31, 1957, being born to Gwendolyn and Ray Harper at St. John’s Hospital in Tulsa. Jeff was a member of the Seneca Cayuga tribe and spent much of his childhood dancing pow wows and spending time outdoors with the Boy Scouts. His father owned Ray Harper Electric in Tulsa and from a very young age Jeff spent many days in the shop with his dad and the employees learning the tricks of the trade. By his teenage years, he had earned his electrical journeyman license and soon after his electrical contractor license. This was a remarkable feat at his young age. He worked for his dad while home from school in the summers. Jeff attended Ozark Adventist Academy in Gentry, Arkansas along with his younger sister Joyce. He later went on to play baseball at Southwestern Adventist University in Keene, Texas where he made lifelong friends. After college, Jeff continued to work for his dad until he landed a job with American Airlines as an electrical contractor. He also operated a side business doing residential electrical work.
Jeff had a penchant for big trucks, fast cars, and fast boats and had a passion for hunting and fishing. Jeff bought his first boat at the age of 14 with money he won at a Bingo game that he attended with his Granny Ruby. His love of fishing began in that boat on Grand Lake where his parents owned a cabin. He was a regular on the fishing tournament scene for many years competing alongside top professional anglers.
His adventures took him on trips to the mountains of Colorado to elk hunt on horseback with his horse Yahoo and his “best” horse Angie who was a “hell of a swimmer”. His love for animals extended to dogs for which he was an avid dog trainer. He was rarely without a loyal hound by his side.
In 1982 Jeff married Carol Douglas. They went on to have three children before divorcing in 2003. Jessica, “Sassy”, was his first born. She spent many hours with Jeff fishing, attending B.A.S.S. club meetings, and being her dad’s sidekick before her younger twin siblings were born. Douglas and Julie came along in 1989 and as soon as they were old enough, they joined in the adventures with their dad and sister. Jeff taught them all how to be independent, hunt, fish, handle guns, be aware of their surroundings, and most importantly he taught them how to pray. The legacy of Jeff’s love for his Lord and Savior lives on through them.
After many years of being a bachelor, Jeff found the love of his life while strolling the hunting aisle at Bass Pro Shop. His smooth charm and quick wit landed him a catch for the rest of his life. Jeff and Dena Hill married on September 24, 2016, at the Splitlog Church in Grove, Oklahoma which was built by his great-great grandfather. In an intimate ceremony their precious adventure together began. They made their home in Fort Gibson.
Through the incredible journey that was Jeff’s life his resiliency and strength and trust in God allowed him to make it an extraordinary experience. He touched many lives along this journey and was grateful for all those who were a part of his life. His life was a physical struggle each day, but despite a lifelong illness, he kept living life to its fullest, without complaint, and persevered until the Lord was ready to call him home.
Jeffery is preceded in death by his beloved son and best friend Douglas Harper, parents Ray and Gwendolyn Harper, sister Joyce Parks, and niece Lindsey Parks. He is survived by his wife Dena Hill Harper, daughters Jessica Harper and husband Chad Vinson of Ramona, OK, Julie Edwards and husband Brandon of Talala, OK, niece Katie Smittle and husband Joey; daughter-in-law Jordan Chambers and husband Brian of Muskogee; stepchildren Shelby Gipson of Muskogee, Andrea Gipson, and Troy Gipson of League City, TX; grandchildren Blu Vinson, Everlee and Josie Edwards, and Andy and Ellie Gipson; great nephews Gibson and Forrest Smittle; In-laws David and Linda Hill of Robinson, TX (formerly of Muskogee); Sisters-In-Law Haley Dean and Melissa Hill of Robinson, TX; nephew Aiden Dean; nieces Lillie and Macy Dean and Emily Hill; and loyal hound until the end, June Bug.
A celebration of Jeff’s life will be held at 10:00am, Saturday, April 30th, 2022 at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Muskogee with a visitation preceding the service from 9:00am – 10:00am. Pall bearers will be Brandon Edwards, Troy Gipson, Steve Luttrell, Matt Moore, and Brian Chambers.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N York St, Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

Service Info: 10AM, Saturday, April 30, 2022 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel. Family to greet friends, 9AM-10AM, Saturday, April 30, 2022 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel.

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Ronald Lynn Sells, 68

Born Friday, July 31, 1953

Died Thursday, April 21, 2022

This April 21, 2022, Ronald Lynn Sells passed away surrounded by family, after a difficult battle with Alzheimer’s.
Ronnie, “Awnry”, “Roonie”, “Toad”, or “Ron” was born on July 31, 1953 and lived his life in Muskogee, OK. He worked as a welder for 29 years at Acme Engineering and then at Georgia Pacific as a forklift operator, where he was affectionately known as PaPa for 8 years.
Ronnie is survived by his wife, Lisa, daughters, Angie and Tammy, grandkids, Levi, Raley, Koby and Nate, and son-in-law Matt. He also has many loving brothers, sisters, family and friends.
Grandpa spent much of his time outside perfecting his lawn and enjoying the birds. He was known to measure not once or twice, but maybe three or four times. Nails were not good enough for him. For every nail anyone else might use, he would use 3 screws. He never met a dessert he didn’t like, and he was an expert at making the perfect bowl of ice cream. He loved spending time with his grandkids. Although he never raised his voice out of anger or frustration, he lived for the moments he could scare everyone with his famous scream.
Ronnie was a dedicated, loving, kind and gentle husband, dad, grandpa and friend. He will be forever loved and remembered and terribly missed.
A service will not be held, but he will be honored in a private celebration of his life.
Cremation services provided by Cornerstone Funeral Home 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Brody McClanahan, 26

Born Friday, June 30, 1995

Died Thursday, April 21, 2022

Brody Paul McClanahan, 26, of Springdale, Arkansas passed away Thursday, April 21, 2022. He was born June 30, 1995 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. He was known as “Bub” or “Bro ChaCho” to his friends and family.
Brody attended public schools and graduated from Springdale High School in 2013. He worked in the plumbing supply industry.
He loved listening to music, watching movies, playing video games, and enjoying the outdoors. He also enjoyed trying new things, food, watching UFC fights, martial arts, the Raiders and using foul language.
Brody will always be remembered for his kind, pure soul and having a heart of gold. He was funny, outgoing, compassionate, loved hard and was empathetic towards others.
He was a shining light of love to all who knew him and was an amazing son and wonderful brother. He will be dearly missed.
Brody was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Erbie and Martha Millet; and cousin, Amanda Deerinwater.
He is survived by his mother, JoLynn Moses-Moreno and dad, Armando of Eufaula; father, Shawn McClanahan and partner, Amy of Springdale, AR; brothers, Bo McClanahan and partner Lauren Conger of Eufaula, Dominic Hernandez and partner Emily Futral of Eufaula; sisters, Shawna McClanahan Carlson and husband Jimmy and their six children of Tawanda, KS; Alexis Moreno and partner Kash Lane, Isabella Moreno, and Ava Moreno, all of Eufaula; paternal grandparents, Eugene and Ella McClanahan of Bella Vista, AR; nephew, Kai McClanahan; love of his life, Destiney Mills; uncles and aunts, Tim and Joyce McClanahan, Beckie and Johnnie Cooke; Rhonda Daniel and Kay Romero, Bonnie and Shane Cook, and Anna Craft; great uncles, Charles and Sharon Deerinwater, Louie Deerinwater, Ray and Renee Deerinwater; along with other family members and many friends.
A celebration of Brody’s life will be 2PM, Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Charles “Junior” Deerinwater officiating. Interment will follow at Phillips Cemetery in Gore, Oklahoma. Pallbearers will be Bo McClanahan, Dominic Hernandez, Kash Lane, Victor Barrientos, Danny Barrientos and Alex Marin. Honorary pallbearers will be Andrea Daniel, Erin Daniel, Tori Deerinwater, Emily Morris, Clayton Cook, Louis Romero, Lily Romero, Jamie Cooke and Justin Cooke.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N York St, Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.

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Samuel Everett McDuffey, Jr., 72

Born Sunday, October 16, 1949

Died Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Samuel Everett McDuffey Jr., was a devoted husband, father, and Papa who was always quick with a joke. He left this world behind him on April 20, 2022, at the age of 72, surrounded by the family he loved so dearly.

Sam, a life-long Okie from Muskogee, was born to Evelyn Sunshine and Samuel McDuffey on October 16, 1949, the youngest of 9 siblings. He always said his mom stopped having children after him because she finally got her pretty baby. Ever a proud patriot, he ventured off to serve in the Navy during the Vietnam war.

When he returned from service, he met his beloved Pamela Rose at a dance. His blue eyes and dark mustache were enough to steal her heart, and the two married on March 15, 1974. Together they raised a daughter, Kristy McDuffey (Finney), and lived a life full of joy, love, and bologna sandwiches.

Sam earned an associate degree in chemistry, and worked as a chemist for over two decades at Sintertec Inc. before he retired.

Sam was a kind, selfless, and jovial soul, with a belly laugh that could lift any spirit. He loved time with his family, and vacations to Branson, MO. He spent his free time raising his flock of chickens, affectionately referred to as his Golden Girls, and caring for his dogs. His presence in this world will be greatly missed.

Sam is preceded in death by his parents Evelyn and Samuel; sisters, Koleta Holsey, Rilda “Pat” Williams, Katherine Corbell and Ione Brown; brothers, Robert “Nikki” Murray, Everett “Beaver” Murray and William “Bill” Murray. Sam is survived by his loving wife, Pamela McDuffey; brother, Aubert Murray; daughter, Kristy Finney and son-in-law Shon Finney; granddaughters, Emily Finney-Miller and husband Isaac, and Samantha Deaver and husband Kyle; and great-grandson, Andrew Deaver.

Sam’s life will be honored and celebrated at Cornerstone Funeral Home on Monday, April 25 at 10:30 AM with Pastor Mark Haile officiating. Visitation will be held at Cornerstone Funeral Home on Sunday, April 24 from 1-5 PM.

Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home at 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences can be made to the family at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.


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