Archive - Obituary
August 16th, 2012
Calvin Odell McKerley was born on December 25, 1924, in Miller. Calvin Odell McKerley, known by most as â€śMacâ€ť or â€śC.O.,â€ť had his family convinced that heaven was in the foothills of the Kiamichi Mountains in Southeast Oklahoma and the waters of the Blue Hole on Davenport Creek had healing powers. On July 24, 2012, surrounded by his loving family, he passed from this earth at the age of 87. Selfless and dedicated to his family, he worked hard all of his life to see that they were taken care of.
Only days after the arrival of her son, songwriter Kenny O'Dell of Nolensville, Tennessee, locally known as Kenny Gist, Jr.; Marian Gist, 86, of Santa Maria, California passed peacefully away early in the morning hours of July 24, 2012 after a two week battle with lung and heart failure. Marian was surrounded by friends and loved ones during her last few days. A graveside service with Rev. Gary Grant officiating will take place at the Santa Maria Cemetery at 10:30 am on Tuesday, July 31, 2012. Marian, was born July 19, 1926 on the family farm in Antlers, to Gordon and Lydia Westbook.
Pete Wilkins was born on April 21, 1956 to Melvin Lloyd Wilkins and Chesolene Wilkins Thurman in Hugo. He passed from this life on Friday, July 13, 2012 in Cloudy at the age of 56. Pete had lived all of his life in the Rattan/Cloudy area. He married Evelyn Rose Bryant on December 20, 1975 in Antlers. He enjoyed giving advice, buying cattle and driving his granddaughter, Kimber on the ranger. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Rattan and graduated from Rattan High School in 1974. Pete believed in being a good neighbor and was a loving husband, father and friend to all.
Wanda Joann Stanley, 57, passed from this life on Thursday, July 12, 2012 in Moyers. Private family services will be held at a later date and time. Arrangements entrusted to Mills~Coffey Funeral Home of Antlers.
Roy Earl Jackson was born December 13, 1930 in Antlers to Roy and Nora Mae (Labor) Jackson. He passed from this life July 8, 2012 in Paris, TX, at the age of 81. Roy served his country in the United States Coast Guard during the Korean Conflict. He was a car salesman in Antlers for many years, owning Jackson Motors. He married Bernice Thomas on August 19, 2000 at Antlers First Baptist Church. He had served on the City Council since 1988 and was the Mayor of Antlers for 19 years.
Joseph George Malakowsky was born October 13, 1947 in Longview, WA., to Harvey and Geraldine (Guyon) Malakowsky. He passed from this life July 5, 2012 in Plano, TX., at the age of 64. Joseph married Barbara Ann Edwards October 10, 1969 in Murphy, TX. Joseph served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and Korean War as a Seargent First Class (E-7). During his military career, he served as a Drill Seargent, on the Tunnel Team DMZ, instructor at West Pointe and as an advisor for the national guard.
Cathie Laverne Loftin was born on November 23, 1942 to the late Dorothy (Walker) and Vernon Robbins in Black Fork, OK. She passed from this life on Monday, July 2, 2012 in Garland, TX., at the age of 69. Cathie was from the Nashoba area, but passed in Garland where she spent her last few weeks with her daughter. She was a very classy lady. She loved to cook but loved to eat it even more. She was a wonderful mother to her two daughters Robbi Dawn and Cathie Dale. She loved being a nanny. Cathie loved life. She liked to travel and spend time with her family and friends.
Charlotte Lorriane Powell, 52, of Antlers, passed from this life on Friday, June 29, 2012. Charlotte was born January 20, 1960 in New Orleans, LA. to Charlotte Anna (Scallen) and Fredrick James Simolke. She was a heavy equipment operator. She was preceded in death by: Her Father. She is survived by: her mother, Charlotte Anna Simolke of Bogota, TX.; daughter, Christina Michelle Davis of Hope, AR.; Grandchildren, Katrina Powell of Prescott, AR.
Madge Brock Glass was born on July 7, 1919 to Isaac and Stella Boland Brock in Konawa. She passed from this life on July 2, 2012 at her home in Broken Bow at the age of 92. A homemaker, Madge had lived off and on in McCurtain County for several years, moving back to Broken Bow from Antlers two years ago. She was a member of the Church of Christ and enjoyed gardening, dominoes, quilting, antiques and fishing.
Clinton Allen Daniel was born February 11, 1949 in Redding, CA., to Clinton U.V. & Jean (Baker) Daniel. He passed from this life June 21, 2012 at his home in Cloudy at the age of 63. Allen graduated from Wichita Falls High School in 1967 and entered the United States Army shortly thereafter. He was assigned to the 16th Army Hospital Division as an E5 during the Vietnam War. He was awarded the NDSM, VCM and USM and was honorably discharged in 1973. Allen then enlisted in the United States Navy in 1975, and served until he was honorably discharged in 1979.