Emmitt Othell Maxey, 79

Born June 23, 1942

Died October 20, 2021

Charles Alonzo Wright, 88

Born December 22, 1932

Died October 19, 2021

Gordon "Jack" Morrow, 87

Born June 1, 1934

Died October 18, 2021

Deann D. Gist, 52

Born March 13, 1969

Died October 17, 2021

Marvin Henry Gilliland, 74

Born November 17, 1946

Died October 17, 2021


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Monday, October 11, 2021, 8:42 AM

An Oktaha school bus overturned east of the school near Cemetery Road this morning, according to multiple sources. The bus was carrying seven students and the driver, according to Superintendent Jerry Needham.

“There were no injuries reported,” Needham said. “The children were dispatched either to their parents or to the school. The driver has been sent to get blood tested, although I don’t think there will be anything wrong there.”

The bus left the roadway and overturned, he said, but the cause of the wreck has yet to be determined. Muskogee County EMS checked out all of the students and none reported any injuries.

Needham said he will update as soon as more information becomes available.