W. Bruce Madding, 60

Born September 7, 1961

Died December 2, 2021

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Born April 1, 1936

Died December 2, 2021

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Born February 17, 1952

Died December 1, 2021

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Born June 3, 1933

Died December 1, 2021

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Born July 28, 1938

Died November 30, 2021


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Monday, October 18, 2021, 7:06 AM

A Porum man was hurt in a weekend single-car wreck on New Texanna Road, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Lane Graham, 23, was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado northbound on the road around midnight Saturday morning when he went to sleep, according to the patrol, missed a curve and departed the roadway to the right, before striking a county road sign, then continuing on 300 feet and coming to rest in a field.

Graham was transported by helicopter to Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa, where he was admitted in serious condition with leg injuries. He was not wearing a seatbelt, and his pickup’s airbags did not deploy, the patrol reported.

In a separate wreck on Sunday, a Muskogee woman and a Fort Gibson toddler were hurt in a separate single-vehicle collision, the patrol reported.

Donna Hamilton, 22, of Muskogee and a four-year-old Fort Gibson boy were passengers in a 2002 Pontiac Sunfire driven by Mark Van-Velzor, 27 of Fort Gibson, who was eastbound on E. 60th St. N and departed the roadway to the right because he was driving too fast to negotiate a left curve, the patrol reported. The car struck a cement bridge face.

Hamilton was transported to Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa in fair condition where she was admitted for head and internal injuries, while the toddler was treated and released for his injuries. Van-Velzor was wearing his seatbelt, the toddler was in a child restraint, but Hamilton was not wearing a seatbelt, according to the patrol. Airbags did deploy.