Obituaries

Wed
27
Sep

Grover Dwain Bivin

 

November 26, 1942 - September 25, 2017

Grover Dwain Bivin, 73 year old Okmulgee resident, passed away on Monday evening, September 25, 2017, at his home. Dwain was born November 26, 1943, in Tahlequah, to Grover Paul and Lenora Bernice (Hathcoat) Bivin. He graduated from Okmulgee High School and Okmulgee Tech. Dwain married Rose Ann Petrone on April 4, 1981, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Henryetta. He worked for McDonnell-Douglas for 28 years prior to retiring.  He enjoyed collecting old cars and loved being with his grandchildren. 

Dwain was preceded in death by his father; a brother, Gary Paul Bivin; and an infant sister, Donna.

Wed
27
Sep

Death Notice- Lee, Durbin, Walker, Grant

Daniel Gerald Walker

July 23, 1949 - September 23, 2017

Daniel Gerald Walker, a resident of Okmulgee, passed away Saturday, September 23, 2017, at his residence.  He was 68 years old.  

Daniel was born July 23, 1949, in Henryetta, to the late Paul Eugene and Florence Juanita (Elias) Walker. Daniel loved watching old movies and spending time with his nephews, nieces and family.

Ever since Daniel was a young boy, all he wanted was to be a Marine and he accomplished this in 1968 and served until 1973, with two tours to Vietnam. He was honored with many decorations, including, two Purple Hearts and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. He was a Marine for the rest of his life.

Daniel was a graduate of OSU Okmulgee. He was a member of the VFW Post 1189 of Okmulgee, serving as Color Guard. He also served as Santa Claus at VFW events and at local nursing homes.

Wed
27
Sep

Dr. Larry Christy

 

May 8, 1944 - September 16, 2017

God led Dr. Christy to his heavenly home on an idyllic September day, while outside the bedroom window, hummingbirds extracted nectar from the lantana and butterflies fluttered from blossom to blossom. He was surrounded by his family as he was escorted into the gates of Heaven. Larry was born on May 8, 1944, in Chandler,  to Carl and Zelma Christy. He attended school at Wellston,  being proud of the fact that he had 12 years perfect attendance.  Larry graduated salutatorian of his high school in 1962, serving as their class president for 55 years, organizing reunions and keeping close relationship with his classmates.  

He married his fellow classmate, best friend, and high school sweetheart Zandra, they recently celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary. 

Fri
22
Sep

Wanda West King

 

October 24, 1935 - September 18, 2017

Wanda (West) King, a longtime resident of Okmulgee, passed from this life on Monday, September 18, 2017, in Okmulgee at the age of 81.  Wanda was born on October 24, 1935, in Hanna to Robert West and Louise Kelly West.

Wanda grew up in Hanna and attended Hanna Public Schools.  Following her education, Wanda met the love of her life, Wilson King Sr.  They moved to Arizona and began their family where they lived for approximately 12 years, before moving back to Oklahoma.  

Fri
22
Sep

Death Notices - Christy, Orduna

Dr. Larry Christy

May 8, 1944 - September 16, 2017

Dr. Larry Carl Christy passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at the age of 73. A memorial service for Dr. Christy will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, September 30, 2017, at the Crossroads Baptist Church in Beggs. Arrangements and Cremation services have been entrusted to the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee. Memories, condolences, photos and videos may be shared with the family on Dr. Christy’s Tribute Page at www.mcclendon-winters.com

Chelena Renee Orduńa

December 23, 1968 - September 16, 2017

Chelena Renee Orduńa, a resident of Tulsa, died Saturday, September 16, 2017, in Tulsa, at the age of 48. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 25, 2017, at St. Andrew Baptist Church (3115 N Garrison Ave, Tulsa). Services are under the care and direction of Integrity Funeral Service. 

Fri
22
Sep

James E. Parsley

 

July 4, 1946 - September 19, 2017

James E. "Jim" Parsley, a longtime resident of Henryetta, passed from this life on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, in Muskogee, Oklahoma at the age of 71.  Jim was born on July 4, 1946, in Prairie Grove, Arkansas to Clyde Parsley and Hazel Rabel Parsley.

At approximately 6 years old, Jim moved with his family to the Tulsa, Oklahoma area. He attended school at Berryhill Public Schools. After high school, Jim joined the U.S. Navy in 1963, where he served a tour of duty as a stationary Engineer during the Viet Nam war.  Jim also served several years in the U.S. Army, before returning to the Navy where he retired with over 20 years of faithful service to his country.

Wed
20
Sep

Clara Burcham

 

April 16, 1919 - September 14, 2017

Wed
20
Sep

Death Notices- Christy, Orduna, King, Parsley, Nunley, Mahan, Summers

Dr. Larry Christy

May 8, 1944 - September 16, 2017

Dr. Larry Carl Christy passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at the age of 73. A memorial service for Dr. Christy will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, September 30, 2017, at the Crossroads Baptist Church in Beggs. Arrangements and Cremation services have been entrusted to the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee. Memories, condolences, photos and videos may be shared with the family on Dr. Christy’s Tribute Page at www.mcclendon-winters.com

Wanda King

October 24, 1935  - September 18, 2017

Wed
20
Sep

Gladys Irene Mathis

 

June 11, 1921 - September 17, 2017

Gladys Irene Mathis passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017, at Rebold Manor in Okmulgee at the age of 96 years.  She was born Saturday, June 11, 1921, in Bear Creek, Ark. to the late Walter and Ethel (Henson) Bohannon. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed gardening and was a member of First Assembly of God church in Okmulgee. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Orvan Mathis; sons Jerry Mathis; sisters Willodean Judd, Wanda Judd; brothers Kenneth Bohannon and Keith Bohannon. She is survived by her sister Juanita Mathis of Ukiah, Calif.; son Ron and wife Jerri Lynn Mathis of Okmulgee; grandchildren Kemberly and husband Clint Horn of Park Hill; Jason and wife Kembra Mathis of Bella Vista, Ark.; Megan and husband Nick Grogan of Park Hill,  Jennifer and husband Jacob Newton of Harrah, Kevin and wife Tina Mathis of Bristow; and fourteen great grandchildren.

Wed
20
Sep

Berthal Mae Pollard Ennis

 

September 21, 1917 - September 12, 2017

Berthal Mae (Pollard) Ennis was born near Raiford, on September 21, 1917, and passed from this life September 12, 2017, at Autumn Leaves, a memory care facility. She was preceded in passing by her beloved husband Carl; her son Jim; and her parents Claude Estes Pollard and Letha Myrtle Wood Pollard; a sister, Lela; and a brother, Harlen. 

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