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Malcolm H. Stephens Obituary Featured

Written by  Tuesday, 12 September 2017 10:22
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Malcolm H. Stephens of Spiro, Oklahoma was born on August 1, 1939 to Eugene Brookin and Mary Marguerite (Ainsworth) Stephens in Ft. Smith, Arkansas and passed away on September 10, 2017 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas at the age of 78.

Malcolm is survived by his wife Carla (Benge) Stephens of the home, one son Brookin Stephens and wife, Crissy of Spiro, four special grandchildren, Emma, Samuel, Judge, and Olivia, a son-in-law, Chad Cox of Spiro, four sisters, Chavela Anderson and husband Ralph of Talihina, Mary Rode of Apple Valley, California, Michaela Knaus of Chico, California, Melanie Sowers and husband Jeff of Temecula, California, two brothers, Milton Stephens and wife Linda of Spiro and Charles Stephens of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.


He is preceded in death by his parents and his daughter, Katey Stephens Cox.

Malcolm was a member of the Spiro VFW Post 4884 and the Spiro Choctaw Veteran’s Post 4501.


Cars and anything to do with cars was a big part of Malcolm’s life, whether it be working on them, restoring them, or watching his son race, he loved cars. He also enjoyed family gatherings and he could actually cook a little bit, anytime there was a dinner he had to make his famous deviled eggs and took pride in making them. Malcolm was a no frills, simple man with many other hobbies but his favorite hobby of all was loving his wife, his kids, and his grandkids.

Funeral services will be 2pm Thursday, at the Pocola First Assembly of God Church with Reverends Eddie Blankenship and Danny Kennedy officiating. Burial will follow in the Spiro City Cemetery under the of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Spiro, Oklahoma.


The family will visit with friend 5pm-7pm Wednesday at the funeral home, viewing hours will be 9am-7pm Wednesday.


Condolences can be made to the family at


Pallbearers will be Sam Gillion, Ronnie Parent, David Kerns, Gary Harper, Carl Chapple, Don Young, and Sherman Dix. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of Spiro VFW Post 4884 and Spiro Choctaw Veteran's Association Post 4501.


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