Archive - Oct 3, 2012 - Obituary
BenJo Hotubbee,80, of Wilburton, passed from this life on September 20, 2012. Ben was born in Buffalo Valley on August 17, 1932, the son of the late Allen and Ruthie (Hokit) Hotubbee of Yanish. On August 20, 1955 he married Marvelleen Bankston. After loosing his first wife, Ben found love again with Jan Whitten of Wilburton. They married in October 1996 in Antlers. God called Ben from the oil fields of West Texas into the ministry in 1971. After being ordained, Ben moved his family to Otter Creek. Four years later he followed Godâ€™s call to Mt.
Gertie Nash was born in Pickens, OK, to Mary and Andy McFarlin. She passed from this life peacefully on September 13, 2012, surrounded by loved ones at the home of her daughter in Albuquerque, NM. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bill Nash, and her brothers Tony McFarlin and Willie Nelson. She is survived by her daughter Vadare Cornelison; Grand-daughter Carol and husband Monty Flynn, all of Albuquerque., NM; Great-grandsons Luc Flynn, Lyon France; Step-sons, Richard Nash, CA., Bob Nash, AR; Nephew Al Nelson of Rattan, and other nieces and nephews.
Christine (Ashford) Ives,81, born December 9, 1930 in Antlers to Sam and Ethel (Sexton) Ashford, passed from this life on September 18, 2012. Christine was born, lived and educated in Antlers until 1947 when she moved to OKC with her parents. She proudly graduated from Central High School OKC (Class of â€™49). After attending Draughonâ€™s business school she was employed by the Veterans Administration and at Tinker AFB. She (and husband Charley) retired from federal civil service at 35 years. She worked as a clerk, secretary and computer operation in Tinker Data Services.