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COVID-19 Update for Okfuskee County

By Pamela Thompson With the worry of different strains of COVID-19 appearing, it was rumored there are fifty active COVID-19 cases in Okemah. On the Oklahoma State Department of Health’s (OSDH) COVID-19 website, the OSDH’s Disease Investigation Summary reports COVID-19 statistics by county and city along with many other categories. Since tracking began in early…

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Wanda Lee Butler

Wanda Lee “Mema Butter” Butler, 88, of Shawnee passed away on Friday, April 2, 2021 in Shawnee. She was born on October 4, 1932 in Okemah to John B. and Nellie (Crawford) Ricketts. Wanda grew up in Cromwell. She lived in other places but, most of her life in Shawnee. She graduated from Butner High…

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Warren O. Baldridge

Graveside services for Warren O. Baldridge will be held Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the Okfuskee Cemetery. Warren O. Baldridge was born October 22, 1939 in Okfuskee County to Alfred and Evelyn (Allstott) Baldridge. He passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2021 in Tulsa at the age of 81. Warren grew up in…

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Fred L. Carson

Funeral services for Fred L. Carson were held Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah. Interment will follow at the Highland Cemetery in Okemah. Fred L. Carson was born January 1, 1951 in Hanna, Wy. to Fred N. and Oletta Merle Carson. He passed away Friday,…

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Melissa Marie Battaglia

Funeral services for Melissa Marie Battaglia were Monday, April 5, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the Okemah Church of Christ with Bro. Richard Foster officiating. Melissa Marie Battaglia was born August 14, 1963 in Okemah to O. Mac Smith and Marilyn (Coker) Smith. She passed away Thursday, April 1, 2021 in Okemah at the age…

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Lois A. Gormly

Graveside services for Lois A. Gormly were held Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the Okmulgee Cemetery. Lois A. Gormly was born January 5, 1942 in Konawa, Okla. to George and Lois Morrow. She passed away Thursday, April 1, 2021 at her home in Okfuskee at the age of 79. Lois was a…

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