Saturday, August 30, 2014

Allen Lynn Kinsey



Allen Lynn Kinsey, 57, of Howe, OK passed away Friday, August 29, 2014  in Poteau.  Allen was born February 2, 1957 in Poteau, OK to Abe & Billie Dean (Ladd) Kinsey. Allen was a beloved father, husband, brother and son; born and raised in Poteau, OK. He worked most of his life as an oilfield driller and was an exceptional mechanic.  He is preceded in death by his father; brother, James (Jim) Kinsey.

He leaves behind his mother, Billie Dean; his love of nine years, Courtney Gibson; brothers, Billy Joe, Michael R., Larry D., Charles T. & Karen Kinsey, Loyd R. Kinsey & Teresa Cherry; sisters, Frances & Al Sisco, Carolyn & Steve Schreibvogel, Cynthia & Walter Waldridge, Sonya Kinsey-Calhoun; three children, Angela Dawn & Rudy Martinez, Amanda Dawn Kinsey, David Allen Kinsey; 11 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild on the way; too many nieces & nephews to count that loved him dearly.  We all hand him back over to his father in heaven with joy, peace and love.

Visitation will be from  9 am until service time at 11 am, Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at Southside Baptist Church, Poteau, OK.


Anna Mae "Tootie" Alfred



Anna Mae “Tootie” Alfred, passed away August 29, 2014 in Tulsa.  She was 87 years old.  Tootie was preceded in death by her husband, James Alfred of Poteau; her parents, Steve Sr. & Letha Garrett of Poteau, OK; sister, Alma Taylor of Wilburton, OK and brother, Steve Garrett Jr. of Poteau.   Tootie, a lifetime resident of Poteau, was a homemaker.  She was known for her beautiful table settings, her apricot brandy cake & her dependability when a friend was sick.  Tootie loved a cold beer on a hot day, a good tenor voice and the Oklahoma Sooners.  Her family celebrates her long, independent life.

Tootie is survived by her son, Jim Alfred, daughter in law, Paula Alfred, and granddaughter, Sarah Alfred, all of whom reside in Tulsa, OK.  Tootie is also survived by her two nieces, Kathy Cook of Bethany, OK and Lynda Garrett of Tulsa, OK; great nieces Kadie Cook-Goldstein of Tulsa and Kalie Cook of Stillwater, OK; other relatives, loved ones and friends.

Services will be 11 am, Tuesday, September 4, 2014 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK with Rev. Jim Cook officiating.  Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery, Poteau, OK. 

The family will be at the funeral home on Monday evening from 5-7 pm to visit with relatives & friends.

Jerry Parnell



Jerry Wayne Parnell, 69, of Pocola, OK passed away Friday, August 29, 2014 in Ft. Smith, AR.  Jerry was born March 8, 1945 in Ft. Smith to Frank & Beatrice (Gregory) Parnell.  He was a truck driver. He also enjoyed camping, fishing and gardening.   Jerry was a member of Pocola Assembly of God Church.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Darlene of the home;   3 daughters, Regina Moore of Greenwood, AR, Carla Whitlock of Van Buren, AR, Tina Mathis of Bentonville, AR; stepson, Harper Billingsley of Alma, AR; brother, Jimmy Parnell of Buford, GA; 10 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; other relatives, loved ones and friends.

Services will be 2 pm, Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at Evans Memorial Chapel in Pocola, OK.  Interment will follow in Macedonia Cemetery, Pocola.  Pallbearers will be Richard Whitlock, Jimmy Parnell, Cody Mathis, Paul Guilliam, Phil Smith, Kenneth Mathis, Bob Satterfield, Chuck Johnson.

The family will be at the funeral home on Monday evening from 6-8 pm to visit with relatives & friends.