Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Joe Walker

Joe Charles Walker, 42, of Bokoshe, OK  passed away Sunday, November 23, 2014 in Fort Smith, AR.  Joe was born May 31, 1972 in Atoka, OK to Charles & Ruth (Hunt) Walker.  Joe took great pride in his occupation of doing the finish work on custom homes.    He loved his wife, kids, family and was excited to be a Papa.  Joe enjoyed playing his guitar and spending time with his family & friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Dakota Walker; brothers, Ernie & Michael Johnston; sisters, Sheila Phillips and Gayla Johnston. 

Survivors include his wife Misty of the home; children, Chey Walker & Monica Walker of Durant, OK, Hayden Bell of Bokoshe, OK, Alysha Walker of Durant, OK, Trenton Massey of Heavener, OK, Teagan Walker, Kyleigh Walker of the home, Cameron Massey of the home; 2 grandchildren on the way; brothers, Kavin Ballard, Bob Johnston & wife Tawnya all of Caddo, OK; sister Ronda Watkins & husband Randy of Caddo, OK; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, loved ones & friends.

Services will be 11 am, Friday, November 28, 2014 at New Life Full Gospel Church, Panama, OK with Rev. Joe Pierce and Rev. Doyle Martin officiating.  Interment will follow in Old Bokoshe Cemetery, Bokoshe, OK.  Pallbearers will be Kavin Ballard, Bob Johnston, Randy Watkins, Dustin Griggs, Buddy Cantrell, James McCoy, Dennis Covey.  Honorary pallbearers will be his children. 

Sheri Ferguson

Sheri Lee Ferguson, 53, of Cameron, OK passed away on Sunday, November 23, 2014 after a battle with cancer.  Born in Bakersfield, CA  on September 8, 1961 to Bennie Ray & Judith Lee (Estep) Sullivan.  Sheri moved to Cameron, OK 25 years ago where she raised her family with her loving husband.  Sheri was a customer service manager at Southern Star when she fell ill.  A heartfelt thank you to the management and staff at Southern Star for their love and support.  Sheri was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry Ferguson; daughter, Samantha Brown; son in law, Jon Brown; granddaughter, Anna Brown; son, Alex Ferguson; mother, Judy Bird; 8 sisters & brothers; &  many friends & family.  Sheri touched many lives and will be dearly missed.

Services will be 11 am, November 26, 2014 at Greenhill Cemetery, Cameron, OK with Bro. Kevin Fitzgerald officiating.  Burial will follow.  Pallbearers will be  Shawn D. Sullivan, Shawn N. “Shawnie Ringo” Sullivan, Chris “Duck” Osborne, Ed Everett, Jason Hartnett and Jon Brown. 

The viewing with be at Evans & Miller Funeral Home in Poteau on Tuesday evening from 5-7 pm. 

Glenda Swearengin

Glenda Christene Swearengin, 60, of Poteau, OK passed away Monday, November 24, 2014 in Ft. Smith, AR.  Glenda was born July 30, 1954 in Sapulpa, OK to Lawrence Edward & Ethel Christene (Hays) Daniels.  She worked as Human Resource Manager at Tyson Foods for 29 years.  She was church pianist at the Gospel Tabernacle for 53 years.  Glenda was preceded in death by her grandparents, Theodore & Ermal Hays.

She is survived by her husband, Pat of the home; son, Randal Dunn & wife Britney of Poteau, OK; 3 grandchildren, Gracie, Emily & Zoey Dunn; parents, Sonny & Christene Daniels; sister, Carolyn Billy & husband, Calvin; brother, Carl Daniels & wife Sheryl.  She also leaves behind several special nieces & nephews; uncles, aunts and cousins; her Gospel Tabernacle Church family; a host of family, friends & co-workers.

Services will be 10 am, Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at the Gospel Tabernacle, Poteau, OK with Rev. Jackie Hayes and Bobby Main officiating.  Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery, Poteau, OK.  Pallbearers will be Bob, Charles, and Rookie Hayes, Aaron Daniels, Jason McMurray, David Vineyard, J.R. Collins, Jose’ Garcia.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Gibson, Logan Hayes and David Dennis.

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