Archive - 2011 - Obituary
Janice Yuvone Watson was born August 4, 1974 in Antlers to Jerry and Esther Denise (Smith) Watson. She passed from this life April 12, 2011 in Antlers at the age of 36. Janice was a member of Kosoma Church. She enjoyed outdoor activities, such as arrowhead hunting and being on the river. She really liked to swim. Janice was devoted to her elderly friends, always checking to make sure they were taken care of. She loved spending time with her family and friends, especially her daughter, Brittany and her constant companion, Katie.
Bonnie Lee Vaughan was born April 4, 1928 in Miami to William Holland and Grace Adelaide (Lee) Gordon. She passed from this life April 15, 2011 in Dallas, TX, at the age of 83. Bonnie Lee Gordon married Cecil Vaughan April 3, 1948 in Miami and together they raised four children. Bonnie had lived in this area since 1966 and was a member of NARFE and Town and County Club. She was also a dedicated member of First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, reading, playing with her grandchildren and spending time with her family and friends.
Alta May Rhodes was born February 25, 1913 in Hot Springs, AR., to Thomas Jefferson and Margaret Ada (Long) Pate. She passed from this life April 16, 2011 in Antlers at the age of 98. Alta was a member of Rebeccaâs Lodge and the First Baptist Church since 1948. She worked as a clerk for Halley Drug Store and as a Nurse for the hospital from 1969 till age 70. Alta enjoyed playing dominoes and gardening. Her goal in life was to help people.
Eunice Marie Mayo was born January 28, 1917 in Snow to Robert Lee and Verna Bell (Chapman) Joslin. She passed from this life April 12, 2011 in Antlers at the age of 94. Eunice married Albert Mayo on October 16, 1945 in Paris, TX. Eunice, affectionately known as Granny to most people, was of the Baptist faith and was a member of Ethel Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, and general yardwork. She loved spending time with family and friends.
Orpha Valdorine Coggins was born September 13, 1933 in Moyers to P. T. and Naomi (Plunkett) Turner. She passed from this life April 18, 2011 in Antlers at the age of 77. Valdorine had lived all of her life in Pushmataha County, in Miller & Antlers. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church for many years. Valdorine enjoyed going to church, playing piano, bingo, sewing, & spending time with her family and friends. Most of all, she loved her family, especially her grandchildren. Valdorine was preceded in death by her husband: June Coggins; parents: P. T.
Dorothy Laverne Drinkard, 82, passed from this life on Saturday, April 2, 2011 in South Lake Tahoe, CA. Graveside services were held on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Olivet Cemetery with Rev. Jessie Babcock officiating. Arrangments were entrusted to Prator-Lampton-Mills & Coffey Funeral Home in Hugo.
Johnny Kenneth Autry was born October 17, 1927 in Broken Arrow to Johnny Annual and Edna (Deatherage) Autry. He passed from this life April 5, 2011 in Antlers at the age of 83. Kenneth served his country in the United States Navy during World War II, aboard the USS Hornet. He later married Ruth Marie Brown on August 14, 1946 in Oklahoma City. Kenneth married again, in December 1974, to Juanita Hampton in Paris, TX. Kenneth was a member of the Antlers Masonic Lodge & he enjoyed logging and working as a mechanic. He could fix just about anything he worked on.
George William Denney was born July 11, 1941 in Jay to J. B. and Zeuilla (Johnson) Denney. He passed from this life March 29, 2011 in Antlers at the age of 69. George loved to travel to Shreveport, LA, and he enjoyed reading the history of Oklahoma and true stories. George was preceded in death by his parents: J. B. & Zeuilla Denney.
Carol Sue Baldwin was born November 17, 1941 in Idabel to Hylo and Evia (Farley) Pitt. She passed from this life March 25, 2011 in Eufaula at the age of 69. Carol married Doyle Hood Baldwin on September 24, 1960 in Hugo and together they raised three children. Carol lived in the Rattan & Antlers communities all of her life. She was a member of Antlers First Baptist Church and enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, and friends. Carol was preceded in death by her parents: Hylo & Evia Pitt; two brothers: Hal Pitt and Terry Pitt; and a nephew: Stephen Pitt.
James âCubbyâ Hayden Owens was born February 20, 1939 in Bentley to Berry Bud and Chrystal âCrickâ Neomi (Martin) Owens. He passed from this life March 17, 2011 in Centerpoint at the age of 72. James, often called Cubby, married Dee Daniels on August 22, 1960 in Madill. He was a lifetime cowboy who enjoyed the outdoors, bird and coon hunting and playing dominoes. He loved his horses and dogs and spending time with his family and friends. James was preceded in death by his daughter: Della Marie Owens; and parents: Crick and Bud Owens.