Archive - Obituary
January 19th, 2012
Dora Marie Self was born September 26, 1921 in Cloudy to Claude and Clara (Harper) Goheen. She passed from this life January 13, 2012 in Baytown, TX, at the age of 90. Dora married John C. Self September 25, 1947 in Paris, TX. She loved tending to her cows, gardening and spending time with grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dora was preceded in death by her parents: Claude & Clara Goheen; husband: John C. Self; grandson: Paul Self; brothers: Lewis Goheen and Bud Goheen; sisters: Mildred Goheen and Faye Thurman.
Danny Olen Green, 62, of Antlers, passed from this life on Sunday, January 15, 2012 in Paris, TX. There are no funeral services scheduled at this time.
Rosalyn Thomas was born June 26, 1936 in Sheep Spring, MN., to Peter and Violet (Yazzie) Begay. She passed from this life January 13, 2012 in Antlers at the age of 75. Rosalyn married W.W. Thomas February 17, 1964 in Los Angeles, CA. She worked as a seamstress in many different areas. Rosalyn was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Antlers. She enjoyed spending time visiting her family and friends. Rosalyn was preceded in death by her parents: Peter & Violet Begay; & a son: Daryl Thomas. She is survived by her husband of 47 years: W.W.
Zada Lee Benham was born February 27, 1915 in Farris to Harve and Minnie (Terry) Dillingham. She passed from this life January 12, 2012 in Colbert at the age of 96. Zada enjoyed gardening, fishing, and spending time with her family and friends. Zada was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Doyle Benham; siblings: Jewell Walker, Clarence Dillingham, Bob Dillingham, M.E. Dillingham, and Hazel Starnes.
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.