Thursday, June 21

Summer Art Camp
Make Music Muskogee
Remembering Our Fallen

Friday, June 22

Summer Art Camp
Soul Fest at the Music Hall of Fame
Remembering Our Fallen
Straight and Narrow play

Saturday, June 23

Summer Art Camp
Soul Fest at the Music Hall of Fame
Backyard Bash
A Night in the Tropics
Remembering Our Fallen


Recent deaths

(Death notices and obituaries are taken from area funeral homes and presented here as-is. The respective funeral homes are responsible for their content. They are published here free of charge in chronological order by date of death.)

Brenda Lee Pierce, 59

Born Thursday, January 1, 1959

Died Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Brenda Lee Pierce, age 59, a resident of Muskogee, transitioned, Tuesday, June 19,2018 in St Francis Hospital Muskogee.

Graveside rites.  will be conducted, Monday, June 25, 2018 at 10 a.m. in Greenhill cemetery, Muskogee,OK
Visitation, Sunday, 12 noon until 6 p.m. in the Precious Memories Chapel at House of Winn Funeral Home.

The family has been cared for by House of Winn Funeral Home.

House of Winn Funeral Home

Letha “Lavon” McFarland, 81

Born Sunday, August 2, 1936

Died Monday, June 18, 2018

Letha “Lavon” McFarland, 81, of Muskogee, Oklahoma entered Heaven’s Gates on Monday, June 18, 2018. She was born August 2, 1936 to Merl William Birth and Nellie Elizabeth (Anderson) Birth in Keefeton, Oklahoma. Lavon graduated from Muskogee Central High School with the class of 1955.
She married the love of her life, Garland Joe McFarland, on April 21, 1956 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. They shared over 62 years of life and marriage together.
Lavon worked as a County Election Inspector for many years and was a long time member of the County Election Board. She was also a member of The Salvation Army Church in Muskogee. Lavon enjoyed many things in life such as crocheting, reading and traveling with her family. She was a dedicated wife and mother who loved taking care of her family. She will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her.
Lavon was preceded in death by her parents, Merl and Nellie Birth; son, Joe Von McFarland; twins, Donald Wayne McFarland and Donna Elaine McFarland; siblings, Larry Dewayne Birth, Gerald Wayne Birth, Merlene Shultz and Carol Ann Hammonds; and son-in-law, James Landry.
She is survived by her loving husband, Garland Joe McFarland; children, Debra Kay Landry, Ricky Dale McFarland and wife Debbie and Paula Sue Patterson and husband Ralph; grandchildren, Tina Lynn Penny, Shawn Dale Crabtree, Donald Joe Mitchell and Johnathan Willis McFarland; several great-grandchildren; siblings, Alice Kohen, Paula McLain and Darrel Birth; and several nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
A family visitation for Lavon’s family and friends will be 5:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M., Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.
A celebration of Lavon’s life will be 2:00 P.M., Friday, June 22, 2018 at The Salvation Army Church in Muskogee with Major’s Dave and Sue Dewan officiating. Interment will follow at Bennett Cemetery with Tim Katowich, Johnathan McFarland, Jared Landry, Gunner Raynor, Donald Mitchell and Shawn Crabtree serving as pallbearers.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York Street, Muskogee. Condolences may be made to the family online at

Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory

Moniquejaune Pearson, 82

Born Monday, November 11, 1935

Died Sunday, June 17, 2018

Moniquejaune Pearson, age 82, a resident of Muskogee, OK; slipped the bonds of this earthly realm unto eternity, Monday, June 18, 2018 at Brentwood Nursing Home, Muskogee, OK.

Arrangements are pending.

House of Winn Funeral Home

Reverend Larry Eugene Loggins, 63

Born Wednesday, July 7, 1954

Died Saturday, June 16, 2018

Services 11:00 AM, Monday, June 25, 2018, The Antioch Church, 500 West Broadway

U.S. VeteranThe Reverend Larry Loggins, after 63 years, surrendered his soul to Jesus on Saturday morning, June 16, 2018 from the Jack C. Montgomery Regional Veterans Administration Medical Center in Muskogee, with his loving family by his side.

In Muskogee, Oklahoma on July 7, 1953 a baby boy was born to Billie Sue Perkins and William M. Loggins.  Their new joy in life was named Larry Eugene Loggins.

From the age of one year old, Larry was raised by his mother and stepfather, Thaddeus Snoddy, whom he loved dearly.

Larry loved life and was the life of any event he attended. He made sure he dressed to impress. Yes he did!  He had a loving personality and people loved being around him.  He thought he was the king of barbecuing, and when he did, he always invited family and friends over. He never met a stranger and fed many people he didn’t know.  He also loved fishing but his first love was singing.  In school he participated in drama and choir. He continued with his first love and became lead singer of The New Horizons Band at Connors State College, where he attended. Whatever event he attended, he always managed to sing a song. No music necessary.

Larry joined the U.S. Navy during high school and continued serving after his discharge with the National Guard and Army Reserve for a total of 20 years. At the age of 15, he received his ministry license under Rev. T.L. Turner of Rayfield Baptist Church. He traveled with Rev. Lacey and “Momma” Lacey to Tipton, Missouri, preaching revivals. In 1992 he was ordained by Rev. James E. White of Central Baptist Church, where his father, William Loggins served as Moderator of the Ordination Council. Larry Pastored Ebenezer Baptist Church and later moved his membership to Little Rose Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend Paul Washington.

Larry was employed with Hilldale Public Schools and later INCOR of Muskogee. While he had no children of his own, he loved children and was father, and uncle to his many nieces, nephews and neighborhood kids. There was never a time he didn’t break out into a song to teach them. He loved listening to his nieces sing for him. He met and married Deborah Lynn Johnson. They were the love of each other’s life.  When you saw one, you saw the other. They were known as “Larry and Deborah.”  It wasn’t one name without the other. Their home was the family home. Birthdays, holidays, or any day they decided to cook or grill (which was all the time) family and friends gathered at “Larry and Deborah’s.”  And the singing continued.

As his health began to slowly fail, his activities stopped but he maintained the same spirit.  He fought the good fight; he finished his course.

Loved ones who preceded him in death are his father William M. Loggins, Step-father Thaddeus Snoddy, and his brother, Thaddeus Snoddy Jr.

The family he leaves to cherish his memories are his loving and devoted wife of 23 years, Deborah of the home. Step sons, Tyree Griffin III of Dallas, Texas and Bryant Griffin (Toni) of Muskogee. Mother, Billie Sue Snoddy, Twin sisters, Brenda Davison and Linda Current (Ronnie) of Muskogee. Nephew Eduardo Snoddy of Muskogee, twin nephews Donnie Current of Berean, Ronnie Current of Okinawa, Anthony Hinson of Tulsa, Ok., Brandon Current of Muskogee. His one and only niece Gladys Brown of Muskogee. Denise Woodard of Muskogee. Brother in law Micheal Johnson of Kansas City, Sister in law Karen Frith of Muskogee, Brother in law Tommy Johnson (Patricia) of Muskogee, Henry Johnson(Glenda) of Muskogee, Sister in law Tina Smith of Oklahoma City: a caravan of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

The Hour of Remembrance for Reverend Loggins will commence on Monday morning, June 25, 2018 at 11:00 AM in the Antioch Church, 500 West Broadway Avenue.  Dr. Marlon J. Coleman is the gracious host Pastor and Reverend Paul S. Washington, Pastor of Little Rose Baptist Church will Preside.  Burial will follow in The National Cemetery at Fort Gibson, Oklahoma at 1:00 PM.

You may visit Reverend Loggins on Sunday afternoon in the Sanctuary of Little Rose Baptist Church, corner of North 24th Street and Findlay Avenue.

Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors Inc.

Buford Virgil Branson , 95

Born Wednesday, July 19, 1922

Died Saturday, June 16, 2018

Services Thursday, July 19, 2018, 11:00 A.M., Twin Oaks Baptist Church , 70076 S 330 Rd. Wagoner, OK 74467

Buford Virgil Branson - Obituary
Buford Virgil Branson was born on July 19, 1922 in Gainesville, Missouri and he passed this life on June 16, 2018 in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the age of 95.

Shipman Funeral Homes

O’Neil Brown, 69

Born Saturday, July 3, 1948

Died Friday, June 15, 2018

Mr. O'Neil Brown, age 69 and a resident of Muskogee, Oklahoma, transitioned from Life to Everlasting on Friday, June 15, 2018.

Service arrangements are pending in the Muskogee Chapel.

Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors Inc.

Tommie Jewel Taylor, 90

Born Saturday, April 14, 1928

Died Friday, June 15, 2018

Tommie Jewel (Kellum) Taylor, 90 of Muskogee, OK was born April 14, 1928 in Ringold, OK to Thomas and Virdie (Edwards) Kellum and
passed away peacefully Friday, June 15, 2018 while visiting her grandson in Oklahoma City, OK. Tommie enjoyed living her early life in Antlers, OK. She met and later married the love of her life, W.B. Taylor in Antlers, OK; he preceded her in death in December 1965. She later moved to Muskogee, OK where she worked for Muskogee Bridge Co. and the Social Security Administration. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Muskogee, OK. She enjoyed serving at the church food pantry and attending Sunday School there. Tommie loved gardening and sewing. She was always ready to give a helping hand to anyone in need. Most of all she loved her family and brightened any room when she walked in. As said by her ten years old great great granddaughter, “She was an Angel on earth.” She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, W.B. Taylor; brothers, Ray and Jack Kellum; sisters, Pauline Hamill and Jessie Foster. Those left to cherish her memories are her daughter; Dixie Short and Ron Lovely of Tahlequah; grandson, Mark Collins and his wife Tammy of Oklahoma City; great granddaughter, Lisa Cotter of Forney, Texas; great grandsons, Kevin Collins and his wife Cortney of Fort Worth, Texas and Brad Collins of Tahlequah; great great granddaughter, Alyssa Cotter of Forney, Texas; great great grandson, Chris Cotter of Forney, Texas; great great granddaughter, Ryleigh Collins of Fort Worth, Texas; step great grandson Tyler Courtwright and wife Jamie, step great granddaughters Chancy Duncan, Robyn Penland, Carrie Gray and husband Cody, step great great grandchildren, Chandler, Abbey, Paiton, Bentley, Dylan, Brodie, Blaine, Ryan and Bella.
A memorial service celebrating Tommie’s life will be held 11AM Thursday, June 21, 2018 in the First Baptist Church Chapel, Muskogee, OK with Reverend Phil Pack officiating.
The family of Tommie Jewel Taylor has entrusted her cremation and services to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home, Fort Gibson.
Online condolences may be left at

Clifford D. Garrett Family Funeral Home

David J. Bass, 64

Born Tuesday, November 24, 1953

Died Friday, June 15, 2018

David Jay Bass, 64, of Hutchinson, died June 15, 2018, at Hahns Peak Lake, Colorado. He was born November 24, 1953, in Muskogee, OK, the son of J.B. and Barbara (Whitby) Bass. David attended Hutchinson High School, was on the high school varsity wrestling team while in 9th grade at Liberty Middle School, and went to the state wrestling tournament as a 10th grader. He graduated from Muskogee High School, with the class of 1972, and attended Rose State College in Midwest City, OK. David was a realtor in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Colorado, and sold custom homes in New Mexico, Texas and Hawaii. He was one of the youngest licensed real estate brokers in Oklahoma at the age of 21.

On October 18, 1983, David married Patricia ‘Patty’ Reinert in Hawaii, and in 1988 they welcomed the joy of their lives, their son, Jeremy David.
David is survived by: his wife of 34 years, Patty; son Jeremy; father, J.B. Bass; mother-in-law, Betty Reinert; sisters, Lisa Adamson, Gayle Yarbrough (David), and Stacye Beane (Bill); sister-in-law, Ellen Shook (Roger); nieces and nephews, Tiffany Bowley (Jarrod) and sons, Jaxon, Kasen and Laken, Jason Adamson (Lacey), Nathan Yarbrough (Jenny) and children, Evie, Elliot and Eleanor, Blake Yarbrough (Kathryn) and daughter, Savana, Beau Beane (Alyssa), Kaleigh Beane, Travis Shook, and Courtney Helgerson (Philip); aunt, Joan Murray Hogan; uncles, Dale Whitby and Bob Holwell; numerous cousins; a large extended family and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by: his mother, Barbara; father-in-law, Carroll Reinert; grandparents, Stanley and Jessie Whitby and Floyd and Mary Elizabeth Bass.

Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2018, at Elliott Chapel. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to service time Friday at Elliott Mortuary.

Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.

Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson, Kan.

Ricky John Batalo, 61

Born Saturday, September 22, 1956

Died Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Services Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 10:00 A.M. , Shipman Funeral Home Chapel , 2980 US 69 Wagoner, Oklahoma 74467

Ricky John Batalo - Obituary
Ricky John Batalo passed from this life on June 13, 2018 in Muskogee, OK at the age of 61
surrounded by family and loved ones. He was born on September 22, 1956 in Sacramento, CA
to Salvador Batalo and Barbara (Brandt) Batalo.
Ricky worked as a machinist for many years followed by several more years working as a
mechanic, also being a handy man helping anybody that was in need of any help.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Batalo, his grandmother Archangel Batalo, and
his father in law, Sammy Patton.
Ricky was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and son, who will be deeply missed.
Ricky leaves behind his wife of 37 years, Debbie Ellen Batalo of the home, one son, Cameron Batalo and wife, Amanda of Inola, OK, one daughter, Monica Batalo and Dustin of Porter, OK, mother-in-law, Geneva Patton of Coweta, OK. one sister Sally Batalo and husband Dennis of Cold Springs, NV, his father Salvador Batalo of Brookings, OR, three grandchildren, Remington, Raygan, and Jesse and numerous relatives and friends.
A memorial service is scheduled at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at the Shipman's
Chapel in Wagoner, OK. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Shipman's Muskogee
Cremation and Funeral service, Muskogee, OK.

Shipman Funeral Homes

Leonard Harris, 91

Born Thursday, December 23, 1926

Died Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Leonard Harris, 91, of Muskogee, Oklahoma entered Heaven’s Gates on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 with his loving family by his side. He was born December 23, 1926 to Thomas Creed Harris and Bertha Lee (Davis) Harris in Oktaha, Oklahoma. Leonard joined the United States Army Air Corps during WWII and served with the Occupation Troops in Japan. He later received an honorable discharge.
Leonard married the love of his life, Betty June Taylor, on December 28, 1946 in Wagoner, Oklahoma. They shared 57 years of a wonderful life and marriage together until her passing in 2003.
Leonard worked as an Electron Beam Operator for Fansteel Metals until his retirement in 1988. He was a faithful member of Southeast Baptist Church. Leonard was a handyman and could fix just about everything. He enjoyed tinkering with lawn mowers and anything else he could get his hands on. He loved his family very much and enjoyed spending as much time as possible with them.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Betty June (Taylor) Harris; brothers, Lester Harris, Lemey Harris and Leon Harris.
Leonard is survived by his daughter, Lyn Moore; son, Kim Harris and wife Linda; grandchildren, Scott Moore and wife Nicole, Chris Harris and wife Celeste, Brad Harris and wife Sarah, Amanda Harris and Jody Moore; 9 great-grandchildren; brother, Walter Crittenden; and many other family members and friends.
A celebration of Leonard’s life will be 10:00 A.M., Monday, June 18, 2018 at Cornerstone Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Murray officiating. Interment will follow at Middleton Chapel Cemetery with Scott Moore, Chris Harris, Brad Harris and Jody Moore serving as pallbearers.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York Street, Muskogee. Condolences may be made to the family online at

Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory

Sammie Willene Pierce, 87

Born Wednesday, March 18, 1931

Died Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Sammie Willene Pierce, 87, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018. She was born March 18, 1931 to Sam and Lottie Staton in Braggs, Oklahoma, where she was raised and attended school.
Sammie worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for 10 years and for Muskogee Public Schools for 21 years, retiring in May of 1991.
She was a member of Southeast Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles Pierce; brother and sister-in-law, Edwin Leo and Delores Staton; sister and brother-in-law, Corine and George Bryson; and one brother-in-law, Brodie Jones.
Sammie is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Penny and David Thomson, Lisa and Neil Workman, all of Muskogee; grandchildren, Jamie and Chad Singleton, Katie Thomson, Brandon Workman, Ben and Michelle Workman; four great-grandchildren, Haley and Caden Singleton, Claire and Hannah Workman; brother and sister-in-law, Hulin and Lois Staton; sister, Roberta Jones; along with several nieces and nephews, other family members and friends who will dearly miss her.
The family requests memorials can be made to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX 75231, or online at or to the SEBC Building Fund, 2511 E Hancock, Muskogee, OK, 74403.
Funeral services celebrating Sammie’s life will be 10AM, Friday, June 15, 2018 at Southeast Baptist Church with Pastor Mike Murray and Pastor Ben Workman officiating. Interment will follow at South Bethel Cemetery with David Thomson, Neil Workman, Brandon Workman, Ben Workman, Chad Singleton, Joey Schlup, and Caden Singleton serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Jamie Singleton, Katie Thomson, Hannah Workman, Claire Workman, Michelle Workman, Haley Singleton, and members of the Emmanuel Class of SEBC.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York Street, Muskogee. Condolences may be made to the family online at

Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory

Loyal Ruben Harrold, Jr., 97

Born Friday, October 22, 1920

Died Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Services Monday, June 18, 2018, 11:00 A.M., Graveside Service at Fort Gibson National Cemetery, 1423 Cemetery Rd, Fort Gibson, OK 74434

Loyal Ruben Harrold, Jr. - Obituary
Loyal Ruben Harrold, Jr. passed this life on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at the age of 97. He was born October 22, 1920 in Redfork, Oklahoma, to Loyal Ruben Harrold, Sr. and Iva (Jacobs) Harrold. Loyal grew up attending Tulsa Public Schools. He later met and married the love of his life, Mildred Harrold. To this union was given three children; Ronald, Bill Dale and Janet.
Loyal was a kindhearted and honorable man. A Veteran of the United States Army, Loyal faithfully served his country. He loved spending his time fishing and traveling. Loyal would give you the shirt of his back. It was said that he was "always on the go." He often said that "he wanted to outlive his mother." Loyal also deeply enjoyed a good strong cup of black coffee.
Loyal was preceded in death by his parents; Loyal Ruben, Sr. and Iva, one son, Ronald Harrold, one grandson, Billy Harrold, brothers; Jack Harrold, Ted Harrold, Buck Harrold, Bill Harrold and sister, Betty Hood.
He is survived by one son, Bill Dale Harrold of Sapulpa, OK, one daughter, Janet Parks of Muskogee, OK, one brother, Jim Harrold, eleven grandchildren; Jimmy, Cindy, Tony, Kathy, Leonard, Jeanetta, Billy, Ginger, Lisa, Tabatha and Cathy, along with numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Shipman Funeral Homes

Joanne Marie Reynolds, 78

Born Saturday, October 21, 1939

Died Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Services Monday, June 18, 2018, 2:00 P.M. , Shiman Funeral Home Chapel , 2980 Hwy. 69, Wagoner, OK 74467

Joanne Marie Reynolds - Obituary

Joanne Marie Reynolds passed this life on June 12, 2018 in Muskogee, OK at the age of 78. She was born October 21, 1939 in Monrovia, CA, to Clarence Theodore Wehmeyer and Josephine (Mont) Wehmeyer.
Joanne attended Riverdale High School and Fresno State College and earned her Associate Degree in Liberal Arts. She worked most of her life as a Baker. Her family meant the world to her. In her free time, she loved yard sales and going to the casino. She also owned and operated a snow cone trolley. Joanne loved her puppy dogs.
She is preceded in death by her parents, three grandchildren, Tina, Tommy and Amanda and one great-grandchild, Justin.
Left to mourn her, are one son, David Reynolds, of Muskogee, OK, two daughters, Terri Mitchell and husband Stewart Hoskinson, of Gold Beach, OR and Sandra Spiegel, of Muskogee, OK. Three brothers, Don Wehmeyer, of China, Dale Wehmeyer of Tehachapi, CA and Daniel Wehmeyer of Muskogee, OK. She will also be missed by seven grandchildren, Michael, Chris, Tiffany, Carissa, Cameron, Ariel and Joshua and seven great-grandchildren, Samantha, Mason, Reece, Striker, Makenna, Beckham and Kamdynn.

Shipman Funeral Homes

James Allen Arnett, 74

Born Friday, October 1, 1943

Died Tuesday, June 12, 2018

James Allen Arnett, 74 of Fort Gibson was born October 1, 1943 in Fort Gibson, OK to Boyd and Thelma (Fore) Arnett and peacefully passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in Muskogee.
James grew up and received his education in Fort Gibson. He married the love of his life Shirley Seabolt, which preceded him in death. He was employed by Corning Glass/Schott as a Tradesman for 33 years.
He loved to bass fish and spent many hours enjoying his time on the water in his boat catching fish.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Shirley; daughter, LaDonna McNeer; sister, Doris Edelman; brother, Bill Arnett and nephew, Jimmy Arnett Jr.
Those left to cherish his memories are his son; Michael Arnett and wife Nancy of Ohio; granddaughter, Brittany McNeer of Muskogee; grandsons, Hunter Arnett of Tulsa and Zachary Arnett of Tulsa; great-granddaughter, Amora Morris of Muskogee; brother, Jim Arnett of Fort Gibson; sister in law, Linda Arnett of Fort Gibson, numerous nieces, nephews, great and great great nieces and nephews and many friends.
A visitation will be held Friday, June 15, 2018 from 12PM-7PM at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be held 11AM Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Fort Gibson Church of Christ, with Mr. Budo Perry and Minister Dan Rouse officiating with Justin Arnett, Billy Arnett, Austin Cox, Kevin Koel, Jeremy Koel, Dalton Colley and Daylon Colley serving as casket bearers. Honorary casket bearers are Aidan Noblitt and Parker Noblitt
Committal prayers and interment will be held 10AM, Monday, June 18, 2018 at Citizens Cemetery Pavilion in Fort Gibson.
The family of James Allen Arnett has entrusted his services and burial to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home, Fort Gibson.
Online condolences may be left at

Clifford D. Garrett Family Funeral Home

Dewy Dale Swarer Jr, 55

Born Wednesday, November 21, 1962

Died Monday, June 11, 2018

Dewy Dale Swarer Jr, 55, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away Monday, June 11, 2018 in Muskogee. He was born November 21, 1962 in Monahans, Texas to Dewy Dale Swarer Sr and Clarice Ellen (Pearson) Swarer. Dewy attended public schools and graduated from Coweta High School in Coweta, Oklahoma.
He married Charity Daniels on August 13, 2003 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. They shared more than 15 years of life and marriage together when Charity passed away in March of 2018.
Dewy worked at Jasper’s Restaurant for many years and later worked for Walmart until his health began to decline.
His hobbies were watching movies with his friends and playing bingo. He would always say “Bingo by myself”, and everyone would always laugh.
He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Dewy is survived by his sister, Clarice Swarer; sisters-in-law, Jeanna James and husband Bill, Rose Weeks, and Twilla Yound.
No services are planned.
Cremation services were performed by Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory, 1830 N York St, Muskogee OK. Condolences may be made to the family online at

Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory

Jean Francis, 81

Born Monday, November 2, 1936

Died Saturday, June 9, 2018

Services 12:00 PM, Saturday, June 16, 2018, First Baptist Church North Tulsa, 1414 N. Greenwood Ave.

Services for Ms. Jean Francis will be Saturday June 16, 2018 at 12Noon at First Baptist Church North Tulsa.

Friends may visit Ms. Francis on Friday from 11AM until 7PM in the Tulsa Chapel.

Ms. Francis will be laid to Rest at The Evergreens Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York under the direction of Frank R. Bell Funeral Home in Brooklyn.

In Lieu of Flowers please make donations to St. Jude Hospital.  

Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors Inc.