Kathryn Joyce Cookson, 82

Born December 24, 1937

Died May 22, 2020

Terry Lee Shipman, 65

Born June 2, 1954

Died May 19, 2020

Shirley Ann Jackson, 79

Born July 19, 1940

Died May 18, 2020

Robert Lloyd Cox, 47

Born June 23, 1972

Died May 17, 2020

Leon Gilyard, 77

Born February 8, 1943

Died May 16, 2020

Earnest L. Edwards, Sr., 81

Born February 8, 1939

Died May 16, 2020

Rhunella Lillian Bailey, 83

Born August 9, 1936

Died May 16, 2020

Reverend Dr. Ray K. Gaines, 81

Born July 29, 1938

Died May 12, 2020

Hoy Gene Parson, 78

Born October 15, 1941

Died May 11, 2020

Louise Ward, 91

Born August 25, 1928

Died May 11, 2020

Anna Belle Perry, 82

Born August 16, 1937

Died May 11, 2020


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Friday, January 10, 2020, 9:16 AM

Noramae Montoya

Noramae Montoya, 38, of Muskogee is charged with felony child neglect in Muskogee County District Court after police say they found her son playing on a busy street in 30-degree thick fog while she slept inside her house — again.

On December 22, police say they received calls of a young child playing in the street near the intersection of York and Jefferson streets around 8 a.m., when fog was very thick and the temperature was two degrees below freezing.

“Defendant has had contact with the police multiple times in reference to her child playing in the road unsupervised,” an affidavit filed with the case states. “Every time police made contact, the defendant was sleeping within the residence.”

Officers later learned that Montoya’s house had no water, while the child was on Christmas break from school. DHS was called and the child was supposed to go to his grandmother’s house for the remainder of the break.

Earlier this week, she posted the following to her Facebook account: