DEATHS

Brandon Scott Jones, 31

Born June 25, 1988

Died June 1, 2020

Thomas Roy Hebb, Sr., 62

Born May 30, 1957

Died May 29, 2020

Kevin Lee Guy, 57

Born November 1, 1962

Died May 26, 2020

Maxine Tate, 53

Born December 20, 1966

Died May 26, 2020

Helen Beshlin, 89

Born June 7, 1930

Died May 24, 2020

Howard S. Jayne, 75

Born July 9, 1944

Died May 24, 2020

Frank Steven Carvajal, 73

Born June 14, 1946

Died May 23, 2020

Floretta L. Leatherman, 80

Born August 31, 1939

Died May 23, 2020

Lisa Kay Mullen, 56

Born June 26, 1963

Died May 22, 2020

Kathryn Joyce Cookson, 82

Born December 24, 1937

Died May 22, 2020

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 8:17 PM

Keith Birdsong, 59, born and raised in Muskogee, died today from injuries sustained in a car wreck. He had spent the last year recovering from a massive brain bleed.

Birdsong was an in-demand artist whose work graced TV shows, book covers and even US Postal stamps. He is most famous for his work with TV and movie property Star Trek, for which he created photo-realistic renditions of space ships and cast members ranging from William Shatner to Chris Pine. He used a technique that blended colored pencils and a concoction he called “acrylic wash” to create his works of art.

Using local models, Birdsong also created ethereal works of art depicting complex themes.

Services are scheduled at 2 p.m. June 14 — a month before what would have been his 60th birthday — at Christian Chapel in Muskogee, 4043, Chandler Road.

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