George W. Smith

Funeral services for George W. Smith will be held Friday, May 24, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the Parks Brothers Wetumka Chapel in Wetumka, Oklahoma. Interment will follow at the Wetumka City Cemetery. George W. Smith was born February 22, 1925 in Wetumka, Oklahoma to Fisk Davidson Smith and Victoria (Anderson) Smith.  He passed away…

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Lloyd Hicks, Jr.

Funeral services for Lloyd Hicks, Jr. will be held Friday, May 31, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the First Christian Church in Wetumka, Oklahoma.  Interment will follow at the Hillabee Cemetery in Hannah, Oklahoma.  Wake services will be Thursday, 7:00 PM also at the church in Wetumka, Oklahoma.  Parks Brothers will arrive at the church…

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Orvel Leroy Wilson, Sr.

Funeral services for Orvel Leroy Wilson, Sr. will be held Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 10:00 AM at the Skyview Baptist Church in Okemah. Interment will follow at the Highland Cemetery in Okemah. Orvel Leroy Wilson was born September 8, 1928 in Drumright, Oklahoma to Ira James “I. J.” Wilson and Cora Marie (Dickinson) Wilson.…

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Soth Mam

Soth Mam was born April 3, 1935 in Prey Veng, Cambodia to Chien and Chan Mam.  He passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2019 in Okemah, Oklahoma at the age of 84. Mr. Mam was a resident of Houston, Texas and was a retired grocer.  In 1959 he married Lay Heang Hun. Survivors include his wife…

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Maxine Loretta Geller

Funeral services for Maxine Loretta Geller will be held Monday, June 3, 2019 at 10:00 AM at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah, Oklahoma. Interment will follow at the Okfuskee Cemetery. Maxine Loretta Geller was born June 8, 1930 in Mason, Oklahoma to George William “Dugan” Deaton and Lola Dewel (Fox) Deaton.  She…

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Okfuskee County declared a disaster area

By Ken Childers ONL Editor   Okfuskee County has been officially declared as a disaster area following several rounds of severe weather in May, which included flash flooding and tornadoes. Terry Wilson, chairman of the Okfuskee County Board of County Commissioners, signed the proclamation during an emergency meeting held Friday morning at the county courthouse.…

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Fay Adriana Simpson

Funeral services for Fay Adriana Simpson were held Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah. Interment followed at the Highland Cemetery. Fay Adriana Simpson was born November 6, 1930 in Rockport, Texas to George and Jenny Goodwin. She passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at home…

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Jeremy Lee Keith

Jeremy Lee Keith, a resident of Okemah, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2019 in Okemah at the age of 32. He was born August 17, 1986 in Stillwater. Jeremy was preceded in death by his son, Charlie Keith, daughter, Leeann Keith, brother, Dillian Keith, grandfather, Charles Vaughn, grandfather, R.L. Oneal, and by his grandmother, Sharon…

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Edith Marie Coones

Edith Marie Coones, age 90, departed this life Monday, May 20, 2019 in Wewoka. She was born January 10, 1929 in Castle to the late Freddie Austin Gosa and Addie Mae Williams. Edith was raised by grandparents George and Missouri Williams. She married Leonard Coones November 11, 1972 in Las Vegas and he preceded her…

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Linda Jean Knebel

Funeral services for Linda Jean Knebel will be Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the United Pentecostal Church of Okemah, Oklahoma. Interment will follow at the Highland Cemetery also in Okemah. Linda Jean Knebel was born January 12, 1957 in Tulsa to Richard Nelson Shatwell and Virginia Louise (Fisher) Shatwell. She passed away…

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