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DEATH NOTICES

CHECOTAH - Roland E. Waldo passed away Jan. 20, 2021. Memorial will be Feb. 19, 2021 at 1 p.m. at Fort Gibson National Cemetery.

EUFAULA - Thelma (MiMi) Knight Shields, 78, passed away on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Family visitation was on Tuesday, Feb. 16 from 5 -7 p.m.

Services will be held in the Chapel at Hunn, Black, & Merritt on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. with Mike Scifres officiating. Interment was at the Greenwood Cemetery in Eufaula.

MUSKOGEE - Rev. W. Dean Moore, 82, minister and author of more than 20 books, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 30 , 2021. A memorial service was held Feb. 3 at Muskogee First Assembly of God Church. Intermittent was at San Bois Cemetery in Kinta.

WARNER - Toby Ray Parent, 48, passed away Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021. A memorial service was held Feb. 5 at the Warner Assembly of God. Burial at Warner Memorial Cemetery.

CHECOTAH - Morgan Tindle Vandiver, infant daughter of Misty Vandiver and David Morehead passed away Jan. 30, 2021. A graveside service was held Feb. 8 at Citizens Cemetery, Ft. Gibson..

COWETA - Kathryn Evelyn Davis, 66, homemaker, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021 in Tulsa. Cremation. No service planned. OKTAHA - Gerald Edward Graham,

OKTAHA - Gerald Edward Graham, 73, tack shop owner, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021 in Tahlequah. No viewing. Memorial service 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 5, 2021 at Granite Station Cowboy Church, Checotah.

WARNER - Mary Belle Hansen, 88, passed away Sunday, Jan. 30, 2021. Private service at a later date. CHECOTAH - Joe Butenschoen, 98,

CHECOTAH - Joe Butenschoen, 98, Adjudicator for Veteran’s Administration, passed away on Monday, Feb. 1 2021 in Tulsa. Rosary 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021 at Garrett’s Serenity Chapel, Checotah. Service 12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. St. Paul Catholic Church, Eufaula. Burial Greenwood Cemetery, Eufaula.

EUFAULA - Marcia Rae Russell, 69, passed away on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 at the St. Francis Hospital in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Cremation arrangements were made with Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory. Online condolences may be made at www.hbmfuneralhome.com.

CHECOTAH - Carolyn Ann (Jones) Hale, 86, passed away Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. A memorial service was held Feb. 10 at Greenlawn Cemetery, Checotah. Condolences can be made at www.checotahfuneralservice.com.

CHECOTAH - Betty Lou Jones, 86, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. A graveside service was held Feb. 8 at Greenlawn Cemetery, Checotah. CHECOTAH - Ellen Greenleaf Col

CHECOTAH - Ellen Greenleaf Colbert, 79, custodian, cafeteria worker and caretaker, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. Graveside services were conducted Feb. 10 in Oktaha Cemetery.

CHECOTAH - Mary Lou Mattison, 75, Checotah resident, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021 in Tulsa. Service was Monday, Feb. 8 at Greenlawn Cemetery Pavilion, Checotah.

EUFAULA - Sue Ann Bumgarner, 85, passed away on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021 at the McAlester Regional Health Center. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021 at the Kelley Memorial Chapel with Ernest Best and Gary Hawkins officiating.

Burial followed at Morrison Cemetery under the direction of Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory. Online condolences may be made at www.hbmfuneralhome.com

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