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DEATH NOTICES

COUNCIL HILL - Bobby Pinner, 85, passed away on Monday, Dec. 28, 2020 in Checotah. Memorial service 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 30, 2021 in Garrett’s Serenity Chapel, Checotah.

CHECOTAH – Bradley Venable, 43, former Checotah resident, passed away Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 in California. Viewing was noon – 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, and 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb, 3, at Garrett Family Funeral Home. Service 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, at First Baptist Church, Checotah. Burial in Greenlawn Cemetery.

COUNCIL HILL - Arthur “Rink” Duane Greenlee Jr., 66, retired basketball coach, passed away on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 in Tulsa. Graveside Memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at Council Hill Cemetery, Council Hill.

EUFAULA - Linda Lou Dover, 66, passed away Monday, January 18, 2021 at the Specialty Hospital, Ft. Smith, AR.

EUFAULA - Sonny “Nubbin” Graham, 81, passed away in Eufaula, OK on Wednesday, January 20, 2021.

CANADIAN - Elden Leroy Northcutt, 93, carpenter and builder (helped build J.M.’s Restaurant in Eufaula) passed away Thursday, January 21, 2021, at Walnut Grove Living Center in McAlester, OK.

KINTA - Bobby (Bob) Gene Burwell, 89, formerly of Canadian, passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at his home.

WARNER - Tyler Wayne Patterson, 18, passed away Saturday, January 16, 2021 in Warner, OK.

WARNER - Sharon Kay (Brown) Ratterree, 75, nurse, passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

CHECOTAH - Aaron Lee Bowens, 55, passed away Saturday, January 23, 2021 in the Wagoner Community Hospital in Wagoner, OK.

EUFAULA - Richard William Dossett, 82, passed away on January 23, 2021 at the St. Francis Hospital in Muskogee, OK.

CHECOTAH - Viola Ross, 88, lifelong resident of Checotah, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. Viewing was 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, at Garrett Family Funeral Home, Checotah. Private family service. Burial in Paradise Cemetery, Checotah.

CHECOTAH - Lois Jean Aynes, 87, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. Viewing noon -4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 1, at Garrett Family Funeral Home, Checotah. Graveside at a later date in Jones IOOF Cemetery, Jones, Okla.

WARNER - Marion Michael Cypert, 37, passed on Monday, January 25, 2021.

MUSKOGEE - James Joseph Lubbers, 87, passed away on Monday, January 25, 2021.

OKTAHA - J.L. Matthews, 81, retired Corp. of Engineers, passed away at his home on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. No service planned at this time.

CHECOTAH - Norma Jean Burks, 92, passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 in Tulsa, OK. Viewing 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1, with family visitation 4-6 p.m. Feb. 1, at Garrett Family Funeral Home, Checotah. Service 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021 Garrett’s Serenity Chapel, Checotah. Burial in Greenlawn Cemetery.

PORUM - Earl Riley Darcy, 95, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2021 in St. Francis Hospital in Muskogee.

FT. GIBSON/MUSKOGEE - Amos Ward, infant son of Stephen Alexander Ward and Courtney Nicole-Marie Brewer, passed one hour after entering this world on January 26, 2021.

PORUM - Opal Lee Miller, 88, passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.

OKTAHA - Patricia Ellen Slaon, 70, passed away Thursday, January 28, 2021 in St. John’s Hospital in Tulsa, OK.

HENRYETTA - Sharon Shoulders, 91, wife of world famous rodeo cowboy Jim Shoulders (deceased), passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2021. Burial will be private in New Sonora Cemetery with immediate family only.

McIntosh County Democrat

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