Archive - 2012 - Obituary
Lorus Alonzo Heffron was born February 19, 1915 in El Reno to Frank A. and Eunice Elizabeth (Dillingham) Heffron. He passed from this life January 10, 2012 in Antlers at the age of 96. Larry served his country in the United States Navy toward the end of World War II. He met his first wife, Betty, on January 11, 1946 and they married shortly thereafter. They remained happily married until her passing in 1987. He then married Irene Mathis in 1993, and they were married until her passing in 2001. Larry enjoyed traveling, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.
Nora V. Cole was born October 23, 1961 in Antlers to R. C. and Darrel Dean (Eccles) Cole. She passed from this life January 11, 2012 in Dallas, TX at the age of 50. Nora had lived in the area for the past eight years. She was of the Baptist faith and she enjoyed gardening, playing with her grandkids, and spending time with her family and friends. Nora was preceded in death by her her father: R.C. Cole.
Robert Leroy Brumfield, of Antlers, passed from this life on December 12, 2011 in Durant at the age of 72. After graduating high school, Robert left Antlers to move to Texas where he worked in the construction industry. He served in the U.S. Army in the early 1960's as a medic in Korea. After several years working in and around Dallas, TX., he returned to Antlers in the early 1980's, where he lived until his death. Robert was preceeded in death by both of his parents, 1 son, 2 sisters and 1 brother.
David M. Milam was born April 27, 1940 in Broken Bow to Eugene and Grace (Cotney) Milam. He passed from this life January 4, 2012 in Antlers at the age of 71. David proudly served his country in the United States Navy, retiring on November 2, 1984. He married Karen Kay Parks on February 14, 2009 in Honolulu, HI. David had been a resident of the Antlers area for the past 35 years. He was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling, & spending time with his family and friends. David was preceded in death by his parents: Eugene & Grace Milam; and his wife: Judy Milam.
Donald R. â€śDonâ€ť Masters was born on September 19, 1940 to Walter B. and Eunice (McAllister) Masters of Antlers. He passed from this life on January 4, 2012 in Benton, AR., at the age of 71. Donald was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of Highway Church of Christ and in construction business. He was preceded in death by his parents Walter B. and Eunice Masters; a son, David Masters, and two sisters, Jenelle Bradford and Wanda Lou Palmer.
Willard L. Driesel, Jr., 58, of the Hochatown Community, passed away December 29, 2011 in Tyler, TX. He was born December 7, 1953 in Ponca City. He had lived in McCurtain County since 1986. Â He was an active member of Faith Christian Center for 12 years and had a great love for the Lord and was proud to share that love and faith with others. Willard was an avid hunter and fisherman.Â Willard was District Judge for 17 years in McCurtain, Pushmataha and Choctaw Counties.Â His background includes 11 years in law enforcement. He was a police officer in Oklahoma City.
Thelma Jean Cope was born May 4, 1943 in Snow to Granville and Thelma Irene (Davis) Pool. She passed from this life December 30, 2011 in Tulsa at the age of 68. Thelma was a lifetime resident of the Antlers area. She was of the Baptist faith and she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Thelma was preceded in death by her parents: Roy & Irene Pool; stepmother: Geneva Pool; grandparents: Granville & Tinnie Pool and Emmitt & Charlie Will Davis; and a brother: J. C. Norman. She is survived by her children: James E.
Dora Earlene Dowell was born August 16, 1950 in Talihina to Paulene (Billy) Fish. She passed from this life December 29, 2011, in Talihina at the age of 61. Earlene married William Charles Dowell February 14, 2006. She was a member of the Kingâ€™s House of McAlester. Earlene enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and helping others.
Juanita Icy Gooch was born on March 20, 1923, in Rattan, to Alfred and Icy (Cypert) Clark. She went to be with the Lord on December 13, 2011. Juanita married U.F. â€śPeteâ€ť Gooch on June 23, 1942. Juanita was a World War II â€śRosie the Ruiterâ€ť working at the Goodyear Tire Company in San Francisco, CA., and later as an aircraft repair Tech at Tinker Field in Oklahoma City while her husband served his country in Germany. She was especially proud of her work at the Pushmataha County Hospital during the 60â€™s. Pete and Juanita were in the Feed Business in Antlers for 35 years.
Viola Mae Sisco was born May 8, 1924 near Soper to Louis Valentine and Ruth Pennington. She joined her beloved Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on January 2, 2012 in Cypress, TX., at the age of 87. In 1940, Viola married Charlie Edward Sisco and had 7 children. In 1985, Viola moved to Houston, TX., to make her home with her loving and devoted daughter Debra, who diligently cared for her until her passing. Viola enjoyed quilting, gardening, painting, playing piano, fishing and sewing.