Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Donnie Lee James



Donnie Lee James, 66, of Heavener, OK passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2015 in Heavener, OK.  Donnie was born December 2, 1948 in Talihina, OK to Samuel & Mary ( Robinson) Hickman.  She was a homemaker.  She was preceded in death by  husband, James Leon Ford on January 27, 2005; son, James Ford Jr.

Survivors include her husband, Gibson James of Heavener, OK; sister, Helen & Charles Haynes of Shady Point, OK; brothers, Billy Hickman, Barb & Sharon Hickman of Cleveland, OH, Archie & Tia Juanna Hickman of Panama, OK;

Margie “Loretta” Crosslin of Shady Point, OK, Shelia Annette Porter of Coalgate, OK,  Mary Elizabeth Ford of OK; Twins, Barb Boston Morrison of Stigler, OK, Bobby Auston Morrison of Shady Point, OK; grandchildren, Joseph Bennett of NY, Joshua Bennett of SC, Johnathan Tolison Bennett of Ft. Smith, AR, Tressa Shontel Horn of KS, Micaela Alston of Ft. Smith, AR; Cody Wayne Ford of TX, Christopher, Cecil, Candy, Brandy Barker of El Reno, OK;

Services will be 2 pm, Friday, January 30, 2015 graveside at New Talihina Cemetery, Talihina, OK with Rev. Danny Haynes.

Services will be 2 pm, Friday, January 30, 2015 graveside at the new Talihina Cemetery, Talihina, OK. 

Edgar Cookson/Quinn



Edgar Lewis Cookson/Guinn, 86, of Keota, OK  passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2015  in Spiro, OK.  Edgar was born February 4, 1928 in Antlers, OK to Andrew Davis & Vanita (Brigance) Cookson.    Edgar was a mechanic for Bob Smedley.  He was preceded by his sisters, Corrina and Josie; son, Allen Guinn; his stepfather, Edgar Guinn, the man who raised him.

Survivors include his sons & their wives, Larry G. & Linda Guinn of Panama, OK, Donald A. & Laverne Guinn of Keota, OK, Roger W. & Jane Guinn of Ft. Smith, AR; 7 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren; and sisters, Wanita, Thelma and Radona; other relatives, loved ones and friends.

Services will be 10 am, Friday, January 30, 2015 graveside at New Hope Cemetery, Spiro, OK with Rev. Jerry Turner officiating.   

Eldwin Bryant


Eldwin Bryant, 61, of Kinta, OK passed away, Tuesday, January 27, 2015 in Ft. Smith, AR.  He was born January 3, 1954 in McAlester, OK to Frank & Loeta (Powell) Bryant.  Eldwin worked at local coal mines many years before going to work at Fort Howard/Georgia Pacific in the shipping department.  Although he had been unable to work since February 2014, he officially retired in November 2014 due to a prolonged illness.

Survivors include his wife, Dawn, of the home; his daughters, Megan Morrow and husband, Will of Muskogee, OK; Tori Smith and husband Joseph of Whitefield, OK; Ashley Harris and husband Daniel of Hartford, AR; one son, Seth Bryant of the home; mother, Loeta Bryant of Kinta, OK; father, Frank Bryant and wife, Aleta of Kinta, OK;  grandchildren Keaton, Kerstin and Kilee Morrow of Muskogee, OK;  Gunnur Bryant, Brittany and Mia Smith of Whitefield, OK; Brandon Nicholson, Grave, Gauge, Malachi, Rachel, and Dannie Harris of Hartford, AR; sister, Diann Henson of Poteau, OK;  numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, cousins, other relatives, loved ones and many, many friends.

A Celebration of Life Service will be at 2 pm, Friday, January 30, 2015 at Stigler First Baptist Church with Pastor Daniel Milligan & Gene Murray officiating.

PALLBEARERS will be William Morrow, Joseph Smith, Daniel Harris, Brad Carpenter, Bentley Carpenter, Phillip Healy.   HONORARY PALLBEARERS will be Wayne Jones, Tom Shelton, C.B. Coplen, Jimmy Echelle, John Gilmer, Ralph Carpenter, Steve Woodson
Stan Carpenter


In lieu of flowers,  Eldwin requested that donations be made to the church building fund.