Edna R. Bruce, 88

Born July 17, 1929

Died February 15, 2018

Virginia Mary Dunevant, 86

Born July 23, 1931

Died February 15, 2018

Laura Young, 79

Born October 25, 1938

Died February 14, 2018

Richard Wayne "Dutch" Hughes, 80

Born January 16, 1938

Died February 14, 2018


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


Tuesday, February 20

Homeschool Genealogy Meeting
Zumba at the Library
Bare Bones Movie and Mixer

Wednesday, February 21

Adults Craftastic
Oil painting in the painterly style

Thursday, February 22

Girl Scout Cookie and Beer Night
Greg Jacobs with Kenny Cornell

Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 10:16 AM

John Lampson

Last Friday, deputies with the Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office made two arrests in connection to a mobile home fire where two people were found dead, then released them two days later.

Carlos Valdez
On July 2, deputies and investigators responded to a mobile home fire in the Lake Crest area of Wagoner County.

After the fire was extinguished and a search was concluded, two bodies were discovered inside what is thought to be the bedroom of the mobile home.

The bodies were taken to the Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s Office for identification.

A positive identification has not yet been made and the department does not expect those result for at least another week.

An eyewitness gave information to investigators which led to probable cause and the arrest of John Lampson, 31 of Chouteau and Carlos Valdez, 18 of Chouteau on complaints of first-degree murder and first-degree arson.

Both were taken into custody at John Lampson’s home in Lake Crest.

After booking Lampson and Valdez into the Wagoner County Jail, the investigation continued throughout the weekend. Yesterday, after discussion with the District attorney’s Office and investigators, both Lampson and Valdez were released from custody pending further investigation.