Death Notices: 

Avlah Loyce Pierce

May 11, 2017

Avlah Loyce Pierce, 59, died May 11, 2017, in Tulsa.

Funeral service will be Saturday, May 20, 2017, at 12 noon at St. Matthew Baptist Church in Okmulgee.

Visitation will be Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Tulsa and 4-7 p.m. in Okmulgee. Arrangements are under the direction of the Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Inc. - Tulsa Chapel.


Helen McCroskey

February 27, 1930 - May 17, 2017

Helen McCroskey, a resident of Henryetta, died May 17, 2017, in McAlester. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m., Monday, May 22, at the First Baptist Church in Henryetta. Interment will be 2 p.m. at Ft, Gibson National Cemetery under the direction of the Rogers Funeral Home. 


Paula Sue Mills

September 19, 1936 - May 15, 2017

Paula Sue Mills, 80, longtime Beggs resident, died May 15, 2017, at her home surrounded by family. Funeral services for Paula will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 19, 2017, at the First Baptist Church of Beggs, with Reverend Micah Mills and Reverend Chris Gore officiating. Interment will follow in the Beggs Cemetery.  Friends may visit the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home in Beggs, 205 W. Main Street for viewing on Thursday from 12-8 p.m. with the family present for Visitation from 6-8 p.m.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Africa Mission Trip c/o the First Baptist Church of Beggs. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Beggs. Memories, condolences, photos and videos may be shared with the family on Paula’s Tribute Page at


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