Archive - Obituary
January 9th, 2012
Donald R. âDonâ 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 Kingâs 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. âPeteâ Gooch on June 23, 1942. Juanita was a World War II âRosie the Ruiterâ 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 60âs. 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.
Lucy Lorene Tuck was born October 13, 1923, in Lucky, AR., to John Albert Martin and Della Narcissa (Wright). She passed from this life December 28, 2011 in Antlers at the age of 88. Lucy married Coy Tuck September 14, 1940 in Ringold. She enjoyed flower gardening and crocheting, along with visiting with family and friends. Lucy was preceded in death by her Son: Tommy Lewis Tuck; parents: John and Della (Wright) Martin; brothers: Varna Martin; Quincy Martin and Willard Martin.
December 22nd, 2011
Linda Lebarre of Del City passed from this life December 14, 2011 at the age of 57. She was born February 16, 1954 to Clyde and Vergie Igo in Oklahoma City. Â Linda enjoyed the outdoors, sunny days and playing bingo.Â Linda is preceded in death by her parents, husband, William Lee Lebarre; 3 brothers; Ronald Dean Igo, Kenneth Igo and Clyde Clifton; 1 sister; Betty Jean Knight. Â She is survived by her nephew, Jeremiah Clyde Igo, of Antlers, whom she raised like a son, a niece, Jennifer Anita Igo, of Arizona; her dog Sarah and several other loving relatives and friends.
Talmadge Lee (Tuffie) Stone passed from this life December 14, 2011 in West Plains, MO., at the age of 77 after a severe illness. Â He was born January 6, 1934 in Dunbar to James I. and Vishey Lee (Gregg) Stone. He met Joyce Ann Garrison in Sacramento, CA and married Joyce on August 1, 1965 in Carson City, NV. Â He started school in Moyers where he attended school until about the 4th grade when the family moved to Antlers where he attended school before moving to Hatfield, AR. for high school.
Clifton U. Gideon was born March 16, 1925 in Dunbar to Oscar Vondo and Etta (Borden) Gideon. He passed from this life December 13, 2011 in Antlers at the age of 86. Clifton served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He proudly served on secret missions in the invasions of Hollandia-Aitape on April 22, 1944 and Finschhafen on May 11, 1944. Cliff received several medals & commendations for his service. Including the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Honorable Service Lapel Button WWII, & Sharpshooter Badge and Rifle Bar.