DEATHS

Jimmy Ray "JR" Hutson, 73

Born May 5, 1946

Died February 16, 2020

John V. Allen Jr., 65

Born December 9, 1954

Died February 16, 2020

Deborah Moore, 61

Born December 10, 1958

Died February 15, 2020

Jessi Michelle Haworth , 15

Born September 3, 2004

Died February 15, 2020

Mary Lois VanBeber-Coffman, 94

Born September 2, 1925

Died February 15, 2020

Myrtle M "Punkie" Staton, 80

Born June 15, 1939

Died February 15, 2020

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Monday, February 10, 2020, 8:10 AM

Jerry N. Barnard, 69, of Porum died yesterday afternoon a mile southwest of Porum after he went to clean out tinhorns in a small creek, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Barnard’s wife told police he left his house around 4 p.m. to clean the tinhorns out. Twenty minutes later, she walked the 60 yards to the creek and found him face-down, the patrol reported. His wife rolled him over onto his back, but was unable to get him out of the creek.

Porum Police and Muskogee County EMS arrived on the scene, but were unable to revive him.

Cause of death is being investigated by the Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s office.

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