Bestine Flossie Clopton Reese Stafford of Arkoma, Oklahoma was born on March 1, 1924 to Fred and Ada (Owens) Clopton in Mansfield, Arkansas and passed away on January 10, 2017 in Arkoma, Oklahoma at the age of 92 years.
Bestine is survived by; one daughter, Delba Jo Tidwell and husband Lenard of Pocola, Oklahoma; two sons, Richard W. Reese and wife Evelyn of McAlester, Oklahoma and Raymond G. Reese and wife Carolyn of Van Buren, Arkansas; 17 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; and 6 great great grandchildren; Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins other family and friends.
Bestine was preceded in death by her parents; children’s father, Lester Reese and 2nd husband, James Stafford; and four sisters, Pauline Ewing, Jessie Bolton, Aline Stewart, and Marie Smith; six brothers, Ople Clopton, Alvie Clopton, Alvin Clopton, Arnett Clopton and Chub Clopton; and step mother, Kelly Clopton.
Funeral services will be held 2pm Thursday, January 12, 2017 at the First Assembly of God Church in Arkoma, Oklahoma with Reverend Roger Myers officiating.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of Mallory Martin Funeral Home of Spiro, Oklahoma.
Condolences can be made on Bestine’s online guestbook at www.mallorymartinfuneralhome.com
Family will receive friends from 5-6pm Wednesday at the Mallory Martin Funeral Home of Spiro, Oklahoma