Archive - Obituary
August 24th, 2011
Myrtle Georgia Beasley was born May 7, 1920 in Blanco to George F. and Fannie Mae (Gibbins) Creswell. She passed from this life August 15, 2011 in Antlers at the age of 91 years, 3 months, & 8 days. Myrtle lived all her life in Antlers. She was of the Pentecostal faith. She enjoyed watching her flowers grow, spending time with her family and friends, and loving on her grandkids every chance she got. Myrtle was preceded in death by her first husband Babe C.
Claud Wayne Council was born November 11, 1932 in Portales, NM to Claud Francis and Rosa Retha (Jordan) Council. He passed from this life July 27, 2011 at his home surrounded by his loving family at the age of 78. Claud served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War on USS Hancock, USS Brown, USS Louster, & USS Hornet. On October 1, 1956, he received commendation for his performance on the USS Hornet. Claud married Patricia Smith on March 31, 1958 in Hugo. He lived most of his life in this area and in Odessa, TX.
Orval Leroy Dunham was born April 11, 1935 in Pushmataha County to E. H. and Lola Mae (Barnhart) Dunham. He passed from this life July 28, 2011 in Antlers at the age of 76. Leroy lived in this area for thirty years. He was of the baptist faith and enjoyed fishing and spending time with friends and family. Leroy was preceded in death by his parents: E. H. & Lola Dunham; a sister: Cathirene Gibson; and a granddaughter: Charlotte Dunham.
Garvis Leon Crenshaw was born October 31, 1943, in Poteau to Robert and Eller (Goins) Crenshaw. He passed from this life July 26, 2011, in Shreveport, LA., at the age of 67. Garvis served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He married Rebecca Braden on January 3, 1989, in Hugo. Garvis had lived in this area for fifteen years. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially his grandchild. Garvis was preceded in death by his parents: Robert & Eller Crenshaw; brothers: Lewis Crenshaw, Jr.
Alford Dotson Bruce was born November 11, 1954 in Hugo to Grover A. and Mamie Lee (Ray) Bruce. He passed from this life July 30, 2011 in Antlers at the age of 56. Alford had lived in Antlers most of his life. Growing up he worked at local area ranches. He married Barbara Collins, raised one stepson and daughter then moved to the Longview, TX., area where he worked for T. A. W. Construction as a mechanic, truck driver, and dozer operator. After their divorce he moved back to Antlers and married Judy Cathy of Coalgate and together they raised one son.
Lt. Col. (Retired) Norman Earl Lawless was born January 5, 1922 in Sobol to Charles Carroll and Emma Jane (Morphew) Lawless. He passed from this life July 22, 2011 in Antlers at the age of 89. Norman served his country during World War II, the Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam War. He flew a B-29 as a bombadier and a B-52 as a radar navigator. Norman retired from the United States Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel. He married Coletta Jo Floyd May 23, 1951 in Denison, TX., and together they raised two children.
Delores âDeeâ Jean Rember was born May 2, 1942 in Atoka to Elgin Elmore and Flossie Mae (Pool) King. She passed from this life July 20, 2011 in Sherman, TX., at the age of 69. Dee married Frank Rember June 17, 1961 in Antlers. She lived in this area her entire life except from 1961 to 1976 when she was Frankâs navy wife. She enjoyed socializing on Facebook, playing bingo and, in her earlier years, playing basketball. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, friends and family.
Michael Jeffery Hamill was born October 27, 1975 in Moore to Shelby Hamill and Fara Lynn (Fuller) Wheeler. He passed from this life July 22, 2011 in Grant at the age of 35. Jeff had lived in the Rattan area for the past 25 years. He was a member of the Victory Assembly of God Church in Rattan. Jeff enjoyed spending time with his kids, cleaning his car, playing drums & OU football. Jeff was preceded in death by his grandparents: Sid & Ellen Hamill.
Sammie Ray Cochran was born February 27, 1929 in Cloudy to Joe Lewis Simon and Ethel (Pierce) Cochran. He passed from this life July 19, 2011 in Rattan at the age of 82. Sammie enjoyed fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed spending time with family and friends, his dogs, cats, and deer.
James Charles Hancock was born March 4, 1951 in Miller to Leslie P. Hancock and Floy Holder. He passed from this life on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 in Oklahoma City at the age of 60. James had lived in the Antlers area all of his life. He married Margery McCort (Pearson) in 1994.