Maree Lucille Yates Obituary

Thursday, 03 January 2019 06:39

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Maree Lucille Yates of Pocola, Oklahoma was born February 13, 1925 in the Glendale Community to Grover and Agnes (Cauthron) Caughern and passed away January 2, 2019 in Fort Smith, Arkansas at the age of 93.

She is survived by:

Two daughters:
Ronetta Cleland and husband Tommy of Muldrow, Oklahoma
Susan Shatley of Midwest City, Oklahoma

Three sons:
Ron Calhoun and wife Marie of Heavener, Oklahoma
Jim Calhoun of Pocola, Oklahoma
Dwight Calhoun and wife Linda of Greenwood, Arkansas

17 grandchildren

Several great-grandchildren

Several great-great-grandchildren

Several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and a host of friends


She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lester Yates; one grandson, Jason Shatley; one great-grandson, Blake Loman; one sister, Neeley Delaphine; and three brothers, Odie, Marshall, and Gerald Caughern.


Maree was a housewife and a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Pocola, Oklahoma.


She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Maree was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.


Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 5, 2019 at the Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Charles Caughern officiating.


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


Pallbearers will be: Her grandsons


Viewing will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., Thursday and 8:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday at the funeral home.


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