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Area Obituaries

Luther Franklin Cowan

Luther Franklin Cowan Luther Franklin Cowan, a resident of Yukon, Oklahoma, passed away on March 16, 2023 at the age of 79 after a relatively short battle with pneumonia and respiratory failure. A celebration of Luther’s life will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at Parks Brothers Funeral Home in his…

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Dorothy Irene Tierney

Dorothy Irene Tierney Funeral services for Dorothy Irene Tierney will be held Friday, March 24, 2023 at 2:00 PM at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah. Interment will follow at the Highland Cemetery in Okemah. Dorothy Irene Tierney was born July 5, 1930 in Okfuskee, Oklahoma to James L. Gates and Ora J.…

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Capt. Richard Shawn Parker

Capt. Richard Shawn Parker Funeral services for Capt. Richard Shawn Parker will be held Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 10:00 AM at the Southeast Expo Center in McAlester, Oklahoma. Interment will follow at the Wetumka City Cemetery with full honors. Richard Shawn Parker was born May 28, 1970 in McAlester, Oklahoma to Rickey J. Parker…

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Patricia June Johnson

Patricia June Johnson Funeral services for Patricia June Johnson will be Monday, March 20, 2023 at Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah. Interment will be following the service at Harjo-Henneha Family Cemetery. Mrs. Johnson was born April 17, 1949 in Okfuskee County, Oklahoma to Harry and Christine (Wind) Henneha. She passed away Tuesday, March…

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Ardell Selvin Cruce

Ardell Selvin Cruce A memorial service for Ardell Selvin Cruce is pending and will be held at a later date. Ardell Selvin Cruce was born September 23, 1955 in Okemah, Oklahoma to Selvin Ardell Cruce and Ruth Elizabeth (Stice) Stevenson. He passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at his home in Okemah at the age…

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William “Bill” Ora Walker

William “Bill” Ora Walker Mr. Walker was born November 7, 1927 in Okfuskee, Oklahoma to Marion Ora and Nancy Alice (Burklin) Walker. He passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at his home in Del City, Oklahoma at the age of 95. Mr. Walker was a longtime resident of Okfuskee County and a graduate of Okfuskee…

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Gladys Virginia McGarrah

Gladys Virginia McGarrah Funeral services for Gladys Virginia McGarrah will be held Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 10:00 AM at the First Assembly of God Church of Wetumka, Oklahoma. Interment will follow at the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Vian, Oklahoma. Gladys Virginia McGarrah was born October 29, 1952 in Vian, Oklahoma to Melvin and…

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Ferold “Shorty” Diehl

Ferold “Shorty” Diehl A celebration of life for Ferold Edward “Shorty” Diehl will be held Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 10:00 AM the St. Theresa‚Äôs Catholic Church in Okemah. Ferold Edward Diehl was born August 7, 1951 in Beaumont, Texas to Willie Johnnie Diehl and Olinda Elaine (Triplett) Diehl. He passed away Saturday, February 25,…

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David Earl Grooms

David Earl Grooms Funeral services for David Earl Grooms will be held Wednesday, Marcy 1, 2023 at 1:00 PM at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah. Interment will follow at the Cummings Cemetery in Maud, Oklahoma. David Earl Grooms was born October 31, 1954 in Ennis, Texas to Joe David Grooms and Peggie…

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Amos Leon Yargee

Amos Leon Yargee Graveside services for Amos Leon Yargee will be held Friday, February 24, 2023 at 10:00 AM at the Thlopthlocco Church Cemetery in Okemah, Oklahoma. Amos Leon Yargee was born May 31, 1944 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma to Dave and Millie (Sawyer) Yargee. He passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at his home in…

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