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June 15th

Hazel Mae Cockrill

June 15, 2011

Hazel Mae Cockrill was born November 6, 1942 in Antlers to Eugene Ace & Mary Lois (Smith) Duncan. She passed from this life June 10, 2011 in Springdale, AR., at the age of 68. Hazel had lived in the Antlers area for all of her life until she joined her daughter in Arkansas just one short month ago. She enjoyed fishing, crafts, & shelling pecans to sell. She had a funny personality and enjoyed playing tricks & jokes on people. Hazel loved children in general, but was especially in love with her grandchildren & great-grandchildren.

Wanda Jean Barnett Horton

June 15, 2011

Wanda Jean Barnett Horton was born September 24, 1936 in Walls to Oscar and Maggie (Montgomery) Derryberry. She passed from this life June 11, 2011 in Antlers at the age of 74. Jean had lived in this area for 65 years and was a member of the Assebly of God Church in LeFlore County. Jean was a true red head, but a very loving mother. She often did without so her children could have things. Her favorite saying was "What you see is what you get". Jean's grandkids were the apple of her eye and she enjoyed spending time with them as well as other family and friends.

June 8th

Jeffie Marie Gibson

June 8, 2011

Jeffie Marie Gibson was born August 26, 1926 in Corinne to John & Ida (Wesley) Taylor. She passed from this life June 5, 2011 in Antlers at the age of 84. Jeffie was a lifetime resident of Goodwater. She was God’s servant who attended the Goodwater United Methodist Church and enjoyed gardening, quilting, sewing, home canning, picking wild onions and digging snakeroots. She especially loved caring for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Laudie Clara Harrison

June 8, 2011

Ludie Clara Harrison was born March 27, 1914 in Little Cedar to Matthew Cole and Eustacia Jane (Reid) Smith. She passed from this life June 2, 2011 in Antlers at the age of 97. Ludie Clara Smith married Alton Ike Harrison in Antlers on December 28, 1931. She was the last surviving member of the Smith Family. Ludie was a member of the Little Cedar Baptist Church. She was a very talented cook and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Ludie was preceded in death by her husband: Alton Ike Harrison; a son: Alton Harrison, Jr.; parents: Matthew & Eustacia Smith.

JoAnn Loretta Sowell

June 8, 2011

JoAnn Loretta Sowell was born March 9, 1929 in Seminole to Levi Mandrell and Ora Bell (Hale) Mandrell. She passed from this life June 2, 2011 in Antlers at the age of 82. JoAnn married Thomas Sowell December 1, 1965 in Humble, TX., and together they raised seven children. JoAnn was a member of the Moyers Quilting Club “The MOPS”, Meals on Wheels and the Election Board. She enjoyed gardening, canning, working in her flower beds, fishing, reading, writing, working in VBS and spending time with her family and friends.

Leonard Jackson Davis

June 8, 2011

L.J. “Snooks” Davis was born June 24, 1914 in Achille to John and Texanna (Peoples) Davis. He passed from this life May 28, 2011 in Antlers at the age of 96. Leonard married Christine McKintubee 74 years ago on September 26, 1936 in Holdenville. They lived in California and Texas then in 1951 they moved to Miller and lived there for 46 years. Snooks was a blade operator for 20 years. He took a lot of pride in his work and enjoyed doing it. Leonard was 69 when he finally retired.

Lucy Bell LeClair

June 8, 2011

Lucy Bell LeClair was born November 6, 1928 in North Liberty, IA to Charles Warren and Alice Tobitha (Jett) Bascom. She passed from this life May 28, 2011 in Tulsa at the age of 82. Lucy married Everrett Derby in 1948 in Illinois, and he passed away in 1966. She then married Alex LeClair in 1993 in Clayton. He passed from this life in 2002. Lucy was a member of the Jehovah’s witnesses for the majority of her life. She enjoyed cooking, completing puzzles, playing board games with her grandkids and quilting. She especially loved spending time with her family and friends.

Wiley Eugene Napier Jr.

June 8, 2011

Wiley Eugene “Dub” Napier Jr. was born on June 25, 1921 in the Miller Community to Wyly E. and Joyce (Anderson) Napier. He passed from this life on Friday, May 29, 2011 in Antlers at the age of 89. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII after high school from 1942-1945. Dub attended the technical college in Okmulgee after his military service and earned his mechanic certificates. He was a really good mechanic. Dub worked in McAlester before moving back to Antlers, where he worked 10 years with the Roy Jackson dealership. Wiley married Betty Jean Byard on October 16, 1981 in Atoka.

Ruby Viola Thurston

June 8, 2011

Ruby Viola Thurston was born November 2, 1914 in Checota, TX. to James Benjamin Franklin and Linnie Ann (Acres) Earnest. She passed from this life May 28, 2011 in Idabel at the age of 96. Ruby married Claud H. Thurston February 13, 1935 in Antlers. She was a lifelong member of the community. Ruby was of the Baptist faith and ejoyed spending time with her family and friends. Ruby was preceded in death by her husband: Claud H.

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