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Wednesday, 15 July 2015 08:20

Tyson Steele Death notice


Tyson Steele, 29, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2015 in Pocola, OK.

 

 

Services will be 11 am Saturday July 18 at Mt. Triumph Baptist Church, Ft. Coffee, OK with burial following at Ft. Coffee Cemetery.

 

 

A full obit will be published when it becomes available.

 

 

Funeral will be under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.

 

According to the United States Attorney's Office - the results of the July 2015 Federal Grand Jury were announced.

 

"The following named individuals have been charged with a federal crime or crimes by the return of an indictment by the Grand Jury. A grand jury Indictment does not constitute evidence of guilt. A grand jury Indictment is a method of bringing formal charges against the defendant. A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges and may not be found guilty unless evidence establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. United States Sentencing Guidelines may be considered, upon conviction, by the sentencing court. Federal prison sentences are non-parolable."

 

ERIC WAYNE LOCKHART, age 30, of Muldrow, Oklahoma

Use Of Telephone To Make Bomb Threat

The Indictment alleges that on or about June 15, 2015, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant did, through use of a telephone, make a threat to kill, injure and intimidate an individual by means of an explosive, in and affecting interstate commerce. The charge arose from an investigation by the Sequoyah County Sheriff's Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

 

The charges are in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 844(e), punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000.00 fine or both.

Assistant United States Attorney Chris Wilson

 

DERRICK CASEY FRY, age 35, of Nashoba, Oklahoma
a/k/a DERREK CASEY FRY

Assault With A Dangerous Weapon
Assault Resulting In Serious Bodily Injury

The Indictment alleges that on or about the 23rd day of June, 2015, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Indian Country, within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States, the defendant, an Indian, assaulted James Belvin with a dangerous weapon, with the intent to do bodily harm which resulted in serious bodily injury. The charges arose from an investigation by the Choctaw Nation Tribal Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

 

The charges are in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1153, 1151 and 113(a)(3) and Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1153, 1151 and 113(a)(6), punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000.00 fine or both.

Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow

 

JAVONTE SHAWN ALEXANDER, age 23, of Brooklyn, New York

MALIK AIULU ANDREWS, age 19, of Oxnard, California

JAMES RODNEY SIMS, age 27, of Douglasville, Georgia

Possession Of Fifteen Or More Counterfeit Access Devices

The Indictment alleges that on or about April 24, 2015, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the Defendants, each aiding and abetting the other, knowingly possessed fifteen (15) or more access devices as defined in Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1029(e)(1), 1029(e)(2) or 1029(e)(3), which are counterfeit or unauthorized access devices, with said activity affecting interstate commerce.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the United States Secret Service. The charges are in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1029(a)(3) and 2, punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,00.00 or both.

Assistant United States Attorney Melody Nelson

Five Individuals Indicted In July 2015 Federal Grand Jury - 5.0 out of 5 based on 2 votes
Tuesday, 14 July 2015 12:03

Kenneth Eugene Deatherage

Kenneth Eugene Deatherage of Hodgen, Oklahoma was a born September 9, 1923 in Stella, Missouri to Thomas Paul Deatherage and Iva Lorinda (Neal) Deatherage.

 

From three years of age until entering the Navy his home was Waldron, Arkansas. He passed from this life July 12, 2015 in Talihina, Oklahoma at the age of 91.

 

He is survived by:

One sister:
Bonnie Rippy of Midwest City, Oklahoma

Two daughters:
Beckie Faulkenberry and husband Larry of Hontubby, Oklahoma
Shondell Rothmire and husband Roy of Hugo, Oklahoma

Two sons:
Klent Deatherage and wife Rhonda of Hodgen, Oklahoma
Lance Deatherage of Jones, Oklahoma

Six granddaughters

11 great-grandchildren

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 69 years, Doris Deatherage, one sister; Rosalie Morris, and one grandson; Casey Faulkenberry.

 

Mr. Deatherage was a Navy Veteran serving in WWII as a diesel mechanic.

 

He worked many jobs throughout his life including; welding, mechanics, Job Corps, coal mines and he retired from the US Forrest Service.

 

He also owned the Bunkhouse in Heavener, Oklahoma.

 

In his younger years he enjoyed coaching little league baseball.

 

Mr. Deatherage raised Quarter horses and Brahmas and enjoyed building trail riding paths.

 

Graveside service will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at the Sehorn Cemetery in the Winfield Community, Waldron, Arkansas with Mr.Roy Rothmire officiating.

 

Burial will follow under the direction of the Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener, Oklahoma.

 

 

Viewing will be 8:00 a.m. until 8:30 p.m., with the family visiting with friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

 

To sign Mr. Deatherage's online guestbook please visit www.dowdenrobertsfuneralhome.com

Tuesday, 14 July 2015 11:58

1st annual Indian rodeo

 

The 1st annual Indian rodeo sponsored by AMIRA and Choctaw Nation on July 18th at the Phil Gardenhire Memorial Arena at the LeFlore County Fair Grounds.

 


The Leflore County Fair board will get the proceeds from the admission and from the concession.

 


The Fair board will be sponsoring a breakfast Saturday morning and then will also have grilled burgers and BBQ sandwiches.

 


All proceeds will be used to help with maintenance at the fairground show barns and facilities.

 


Rodeo starts at 7:30 p.m.
Muttin Bustin 7:00 p.m.
Slack 8 a.m.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015 11:41

Brittani Lee (Gregory) Flynn Obituary

Brittani Lee (Gregory) Flynn, 25, of Poteau, OK passed away Saturday, July 11, 2015 in Poteau.

 

Brittani was born August 26, 1989 in Poteau, OK to Dewayne Pitchford Jr. & Cathy Gregory.

 

She was preceded in death by her great grandparents, Ollie Green, Phoebe Gregory, Ethel Amos, Edward & Roberta Shipton, Voyl & Bertha Pitchford.

 

 

Survivors include her mother, Cathy Ritter & husband Mitchell of Shady Point, OK; father, Dewayne Pitchford & wife Amy of Red Oak, OK; grandparents, Conrad & Bonnie Gregory of Poteau, OK, Paul & Sydney Pitchford of Red Oak, OK; sister, Melinda Sweeten of Poteau, OK; nieces, Verina & Serenity Green of Poteau; other relatives, loved ones and friends.

 

Services will be 10 am, Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Lee Storm officiating.

 

Interment will follow in Vaughn Cemetery.

 

The family will be at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 6-8 pm to visit with relatives and friends.

 

You may leave an online message at www.evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com

 

The family has chosen to entrust the care of the services to Evans & Miller Funeral Home, Poteau, OK

Tuesday, 14 July 2015 08:53

Photo of the Day

This is Shelby Hardy from Wister Oklahoma.

 

Shelby is going to be a Senior at Wister High school, and attends Upward Bound at Carl Albert State College.

 

Upward Bound students were able to go to Chicago for a few days.

 

Chicago



 

 

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol a one vehicle accident occurred on U.S. 70, 4.5 miles east of US 81, in Jefferson County.

 


The accident occurred when a 2014 Volvo semi driven by Richard Burtis Alford 25, of Wichita Falls, Texas was traveling west bound when he departed the roadway to the right for about 225 feet. He then overcorrected, veered left and rolled 1 and half times.

 


The tank failed and leaked approximately 3000 gallons of unleaded fuel. The driver was pinned for 50 minutes before being freed by the Waurika Fire Department.

 

 

Alford was transported by Air Evac helicopter to O.U. Medical Center He was admitted with head, trunk internal, and arm injuries. He is listed in critical condition.

 

 

The accident was investigated by Trooper Darin Carman, Stephens County Detachment. Assisted by: Trooper Brad Mitchell of Size and Weights and Greg Russell of D.E.Q., Waurika Fire Department, Waurika Police Department, Ringling Police Department, and Stephens County Sheriff's Department.


A 4-year-old girl was airlifted to a St Francis hospital in Tulsa after she accidently shot herself with a gun at the Cedar Lake campgrounds.

 


According to the LeFlore County Sheriff's office the girl was inside a camper while her parents were outside. The young girl took the pistol out of her mother's purse and the gun went off.

 


The girl was taken to Blues Park in Heavener where she was met by Tulsa Life Flight.

 


Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Monday, 13 July 2015 16:37

Floyd Eugene Widmar

Floyd Eugene Widmar of Heavener, Oklahoma was born, September 12, 1929 in Heavener, Oklahoma to Lewis and Cora (Balentine) Widmar and passed away July 11, 2015 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas at the age of 86.

He is survived by:

His wife:

Martha Evelyn (Caughern) Widmar of the home

One daughter:

Marilyn Fauchier of Norman, Oklahoma

One grandaughter:

Abby Schill and husband Ben of Norman, Oklahoma

One grandson:

Aaron Fauchier and wife Emily of Norman, Oklahoma

One great-grandaughter:

McKenna Scofield of Norman

Two great-grandsons:

Noah Schill of Norman, Oklahoma

Graham Schill of Norman, Oklahoma

One sister-in-law:

Marcella Widmar of Poteau, Oklahoma

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters; Clodean Crowe, Betty Stricklin, Edna Cowan and two brothers; Roy Widmar and James Widmar.

 

Mr. Widmar graduated from Heavener High School in 1948. He attended telegraph school in Kansas City, Missouri and worked 38 years as a Telegrapher Wirechief for Cotton Belt Railroad.

 

He retired in 1988 and moved back to Hodgen where he worked with Charles Caughern for 23 years on the ranch.

 

Mr. Widmar was a member of the Hodgen Volunteer Fire Department, caretaker of the Hodgen cemetery, and helped build the Hodgen First Baptist Church second parsonage. He loved the hills, mountains, fishing and was an avid OU football fan.

 

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at the Hodgen First Baptist Church of with Reverend Terry Jarrard officiating.

 

Burial will follow at Hodgen Cemetery under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener, Oklahoma.

 

Viewing will be from 8:00 a.m. until 8:30 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

To sign the online guestbook go to www.dowdenrobertsfuneralhome.com

Monday, 13 July 2015 21:28

Roy Edward Gibson

Roy Edward Gibson, 54, of Stigler, OK passed away Saturday, July 12, 2015 in Tulsa, OK.

 

Roy was born December 12, 1960 in Poteau, OK to Bill & Mary (Curtis) Gibson.

 

He worked at the sale barn. He was preceded in death by his father, Bill.

 

 

Survivors include his son, Dustin Gibson of Wister, OK; mother, Mary Gibson of Wister; sisters, Robbie Santoyo of Kansas City, MO, Karen Gibson of Wister, OK; companion, Amy Johnson of Stigler, OK; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, loved ones & friends.

 

Services will be 10 am, Thursday, July 16, 2015 at First Church of the Nazarene, Wister, OK with Rev. P.J. Atkinson and Rev. Jerry Townley officiating.

 

Interment will follow in Maxey Cemetery, Wister, OK.

 

Pallbearers will be Ross & Chris Johnson, Shannon Ward, Todd Thompson, Steve Doyle & Rick Meeks.

 

You may leave an online message at www.evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com

 

The family has chosen to entrust the care of the services to Evans & Miller Funeral Home.

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