January 26th, 2012
A collision that occurred in the early morning hours on Sunday, January 22, 2012 3.4 miles north of Antlers on HWY 271 claimed the life of Richard Williams, a 47 year old male from Antlers.
Williams was traveling northbound on HWY 271 on a 2008 Chevy, when he entered a right curve, the vehicle departed the roadway to the left and made impact with a culvert embankment, causing the vehicle to go airborne and overturn 1 full time before coming to rest.
The Howard McLeod Correctional Center, near Farris, is the most recent facility to receive books donated by Southeastern Public Library System of Oklahoma (SEPLSO). On Friday January 13th, Lila Swink, head librarian of the Hugo Library and Margie Jump, head librarian of the Coalgate Library along with Nick White, SEPLSOâ€™s Information Technology support, were on hand to transfer over 1,000 books to the correctional center.
Correctional centers in Idabel, Hodgens and McAlester previously received books. The most recent donation brings the total number of donated books to over 3,000.
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.
All last week the Pushmataha County Courthouse was host to the first of four trials of individuals charged with the murder of Robert Strickland of Hugo. This crime took place in April of 2010 and crime scenes were located in Choctaw, McCurtain and Pushmataha Counties. Twelve O.S.B.I. Agents and over 30 law enforcement officers, belonging to multiple agencies in the three counties, were involved in these investigation.