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


Our death notices and obits are always free to the families and funeral homes.

Thursday, August 1, 2019, 7:59 AM

Matilda is the perfect role model for children who love the written word, and she’s a reminder that being well-read is a powerful tool. Matilda’s one safe haven is the library, a place where she can devour as many stories as she wants until it is time to go back to her literary-devoid home life. Books are her escape. Knowledge is her escape.

Matilda is a reminder that children have power to control their own educations, and reading is a big part of that. For Matilda, reading opened up doors she doesn’t even know exists.

As part of its presentation of Matilda, The Muskogee Little Theater is hosting a children’s book drive. When you go to see the show, bring a gently-used children’s book to donate. After the run of the show, the theater intends to donate the books to the Martin Luther King Center’s after-school program.