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Erna Mills

Jun 24, 1936 - Sep 22, 2023

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Beggs, OK

"Erna Bell Mills, longtime resident of Beggs, passed away Friday, September 22, 2023 at her home. She was born June 24, 1936 in Tuskegee to the late Silas Russell and Cleopatra Elmine (Stanley) Bryant. At the age of eighteen, Erna married Ray Mills. They raised cattle, pigs and sheep. Ray tended to their large garden while Erna canned the vegetables to provide food for the year. Many laughs were had over corn shucking, which was usually an all-day event. The grandkids loved to grab corn sandwich...Read More

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Randal Mack Grigor

Jun 13, 1950 - Feb 14, 2024

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Beggs, OK

"Randal Mack Grigor June 13, 1950 - February 14, 2024 | Resided in Beggs, OK Randal “Randy” Mack Grigor passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving wife and family, on Wednesday, February 14, 2024. Randy was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on June 13, 1950. He attended Tulsa Public Schools and graduated from Edison High School in 1968. While in high school, Randy was recognized as an outstanding member of the concert chorus and also earned recognition as an all-state football player. Following high school, he attended and graduated from The University of Oklahoma where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering. Randy pursued a career in engineering and retired after many years of service at Boeing. Randy married his loving wife Cindy in 1974. They had three daughters and greatly enjoyed life together. Randy and Cindy moved from Tulsa to Beggs in 1988 where they embarked on a new adventure of living life in a rural setting that became their family’s life-long home. Randy and Cindy became members of the First United Methodist church in Beggs. Randy led the singing during services and also taught Sunday school for years. In his spare time, he loved to bird hunt, fish, and play golf. He had a special connection with his canine partners. He took pride in his hunting dogs. However, his most cherished time was spent with his family whom he loved dearly. Randy is survived by his wife Cindy, daughters Kristin Hudson of Beggs, Oklahoma, Trisha McGregor and husband Dane of Denver, Colorado, and Alyssa Grigor of Broken Bow, Oklahoma. He was the proud grandpa of Lynley, Libby, Laney, and Tavin. He was loved by many other family members and friends. Randy was preceded in death by his parents Gerald and Betty Grigor and his brother Jon “Roger” Grigor. There will be a remembrance gathering for family and friends on Sunday, February 25, 2024, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Come and Go) at the First United Methodist Church in Beggs, Oklahoma. 506 N Broadway St, Beggs, Oklahoma 74421. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Beggs. Memories, condolences, photos, and videos may be shared with the family on Randy’s Tribute Page of our website. www.mcclendon-winters.com"

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Brian Keith Combs

Nov 09, 1969 - Jan 16, 2024

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Beggs, OK

"Brian Keith Combs, age 54 passed away in Beggs, Oklahoma on January 16, 2024. He was born to Earnest and Charlesetta (Martin) Combs in Tulsa, Oklahoma on November 9, 1969. His family moved to the Oklahoma City area where he grew up. Brian graduated from John Marshall High School. Brian had worked in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa areas. He had been working on a farm in Beggs. Brian was quite and reserved but he was also quite the jokester. He had a fondness of and enjoyed listening to music. Brian was a foodie, he loved food. One of his favorite TV shows was Court TV. Brian had a love for cars. His two favorite cars were a white Monte Carlo and a red and black Buick Regal. He was most proud of his daughter and all that she accomplished on and off the basketball court. He would share stories about her with anyone he met. Brian is preceded in death by his parents Earnest and Charlesetta. Brian is survived by his daughter Areanna Combs, ex-wife Jacklyn Combs, brother E. Marland Combs, Jr., sisters Angela R. Combs, Tia Combs, uncles Walter (Pricella) Combs and Lavern (Uncle Jeep) Combs, and many other family members and special friends he met working at the farm. Viewing for Brian will be Monday, January 29, 2024, at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Beggs from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Beggs. Memories, condolences, photos, and videos may be shared with the family on Brian’s Tribute Page of our website. www.mcclendon-winters.com"

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Allen Ray McDowell

Oct 29, 1928 - Jan 16, 2024

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Beggs, OK

"Allen Ray McDowell was born October 29, 1928 in Morris to the late Homer Allen McDowell and Gertrude Isbel (Bowen) McDowell. Ray passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at his home surrounded by family. He attended Liberty-Morris School and after graduating he served his country in the United States Army. When Ray returned from Korea, he relocated to West Texas where he went to work in the oil fields and started his family with his late wife Dorothy McDowell. His entire career was spent with George T. Abell Oil Company and its successors. Ray returned to the Morris area after retiring. He liked hunting, fishing, and watching westerns and the Dallas Cowboys. He loved working cattle with Doug. Ray was a faithful member of Twin Hills Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brothers, Billy and Gerald McDowell and sister-in-law, Joyce McDowell. Survivors include his wife, Shirley McDowell, a son, Ronald McDowell and wife Nellie, grandchildren, Cory McDowell and wife Jennifer, Steven McDowell and wife Ana and Roni Kay McDowell, step-children, Doenye Essary and husband Paul, LaDonna Diebold and Kyle Mathis and wife Gae, step-grandchildren, Kaytlin Fultz and husband Andy, Kylea Wares and husband Josh, Jimmy Collins and wife Angie, Deanna Zoeller and husband Bryan, Jeffrey Weldon and wife Michelle and Emily Beyers and husband Jeff, a niece, Dianna Sullins, nephews, Billy Ray McDowell and Billy Glenn McDowell and numerous great grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. Thursday evening at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Morris. A funeral service will be held 11:00 A.M., Friday, January 19, 2024 at the Twin Hills Baptist Church with Reverends Steve Treagesser and Jeff Ward officiating. Casketbearers will be Cory McDowell, Steven McDowell, Allen Walters, Doug Diebold, Kyle Mathis, Jimmy Collins, Andy Fultz, Josh Wares, Danny Sullins, Gary Sullins, Billy Ray McDowell, Paul Essary and Ronald Walters. A committal service will be held on Monday, January 22, 2024 at the Imperial Cemetery, Imperial, Texas. Arrangements and cremation services have been entrusted to the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Morris. Memories, condolences, photos and videos may be shared with the family on Ray‘s Tribute Page of our website. www.mcclendon-winters.com"

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Wayne Douglas Cates

Feb 04, 1977 - Jan 11, 2024

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Beggs, OK

"Wayne Douglas Cates, 46, of Beggs, Oklahoma, passed away on January 11, 2024. Born on February 4, 1977, in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Wayne was a loving husband, devoted father, and a man of faith. Wayne loved the Lord our God with all his heart and mind. He cherished his wife, Jennifer Ann Cates, and their life together was filled with love and joy. Wayne\u0027s greatest mission in life was to guide, teach, and lead his three sons, Wayne David Cates, Andrew Buchanan Cates, and Luke Douglas Cates. His love for them was evident in every aspect of their lives and will forever be Wayne\u0027s enduring legacy. Wayne had a successful career as a Commercial General Contractor at Carter Douglas and served as the Director of Facilities at Victory Church. He was also a valued member of the Board of Directors at Victory Christian School. Wayne\u0027s dedication and expertise in his field were highly regarded by all who knew him. In his free time, Wayne enjoyed being an inventor and indulging in his hobbies of fishing, hunting, and animal husbandry. These activities brought him immense joy and allowed him to connect with nature. Wayne\u0027s life was deeply rooted in his faith, and he found solace and strength at various places of worship, including Sacred Heart, Post Oak Baptist Church, Methodist Temple, and Living Word Church growing up in Kentucky. Later in life, Wayne and Jennifer served as Children\u0027s Pastors at Crossroads Church in Russellville, Kentucky, and then attended and served in many capacities at Victory Church. Wayne is survived by his beloved wife, Jennifer Ann Cates; his three sons, Wayne David Cates, Andrew Buchanan Cates, and Luke Douglas Cates; his mother, Judy Mae Cates; his stepmother, Frances Carolyne Cates; his brother, John Paul Cates; his brother and sister-in-law, Chad and Rebecka Lineberry; his brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Tiffany Cates; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, John Wayne Cates. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Wayne\u0027s memory to the following charitable organizations: Bridging Hunger, Disaster 180, Victory Hawaii, Advanze Africa, Youth Vision International, and the Tulsa Dream Center. Wayne Douglas Cates will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. His love, wisdom, and generous spirit will forever be cherished and remembered."

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Barbara White

Aug 25, 1934 - Dec 12, 2023

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Beggs, OK

"Barbara Sue White passed from this life on December 12, 2023, in Bartlesville, OK, at the age of 89, surrounded by her family. She was born on August 25, 1934, to William E. and Emma (Berry) McCarty in Sunrise, OK. She was one of five children. Barbara graduated from Okmulgee High School. She worked in retail, the glass plant, and retired as a social worker after 20 years with the Tulsa County Health and Human Services. Barbara married Nick Muzljakovich in 1953, and to this marriage they had three boys. In 1975 she married Miles White. Barbara loved spending time with her family and enjoyed baking and cooking for them. While living in Okmulgee, Barbara was a member of First Baptist Church of Okmulgee. Barbara is preceded in death by her parents, William \u0026amp; Emma McCarty, husband, Miles, brothers Garland, Curtis, William McCarty, Jr. and sister, Mary Lou Gilbert. She is survived by her sons, Nick Muzljakovich (Harriett), Steve Muzljakovich (Rhonda), and Jeff Muzljakovich, Grandchildren, Paul Muzljakovich (Morgan), Kate Muzljakovich, Sean Muzljakovich (Elizabeth), Dylan Muzljakovich, (Susan), great grandchild, Carter Muzljakovich, nieces, Robin Millar and Renee Gilbert, and nephews, Niles, Curtis Jr. and Billy McCarty. Services for Barbara will be 2:00 pm, Saturday, December 16, 2023, at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Randy Zinn officiating. Family visitation will be 1:00 pm, Saturday, December 16, 2023, at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home Chapel. A private family committal will follow. Arrangements have been entrusted to McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee. Donations in her name could be made to The Journey Home in Bartlesville, OK. Memories, condolences, photos, and videos may be shared with the family on Barbara\u0027s Tribute Page of our website. www. mcclendon-winters. com "

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Mary Southwick

Oct 30, 1944 - Dec 05, 2023

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Beggs, OK

"Mary Ellen Southwick went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on December 5th, 2023, at the age of 79. She was born October 30th, 1944, in Okemah, Oklahoma to Edward and Gladys Pelky. Mary was a RNA at Okmulgee Memorial Hospital and a homemaker. A wonderful, loving wife to Harold Southwick, whom she had been married to for 54 years. She is survived by her husband Harold, her son, Gregory Southwick and wife Melissa and their children Nicholas Rhodes, Elisabeth Southwick, Noah Southwick, and Rachel Southwick. One great-granddaughter Bella Endres. Her brothers Edward Pelky and wife Carolyn, and Christopher Pelky and his wife Elizabeth. Mary was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Miles Wayne Pelky. Her life was her family. She was a devoted servant of God, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Visitation will be held at McClendon-Winters Funeral Home on Sunday, December 10th from 3-5pm, with Viewing from 1-6pm. Funeral services will be on Monday, December 11th, at Second Baptist Church in Okmulgee at 2pm. Graveside services will follow at Highland Cemetery in Okemah. "

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Shirley Poyner

Dec 12, 1937 - Nov 23, 2023

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Beggs, OK

"Shirley DeAnne Poyner (Hedgepath) went peacefully to Heaven on Thursday, November 23rd, 2023 while at home, surrounded by her three children and three of her grandsons. She was a devoted wife and mother and friend to so many. Her friends called her Dee or Momma Dee. She was a member of A Glorious Church Fellowship in Collinsville, Oklahoma, and known for being a reliable prayer warrior. In her youth, she graduated from Central High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma and then attended Northeastern Oklahoma A \u0026amp; M College where she studied business and was a member of the Norse Stars, supporting athletic teams and entertaining crowds of fans. In 1956 she married the love of her life, Lawrence Everett Poyner. For the next 20 years, they traveled the country in the USAF before her husband's retirement in 1976. Upon retirement, they started a small business in Collinsville, Oklahoma and again retired from that successful venture in the early 90's. They moved to Beggs, Oklahoma, and remained there until she was preceded in death by her loving husband in 2004. Shirley moved back to Collinsville where she remained active in church activities, prayer groups, and spending priceless time with her family and friends. She traveled to many places including a mission trip to Peru where many lives were changed through the outreach of the mission team she traveled with. When she could no longer travel herself, she continued to provide support for others to carry the Gospel to various parts of the world. She continued to enjoy the church services streamed online and having 'church in her chair'. Her generosity of self and financial support to others brought her great joy. A small hug, kind word, or just sitting and spending time with her in her final year meant so much to her. She often said that old people are invisible to so many people, but she was so happy for her precious friends and family who visited often and cared for her so closely, all the way to her crossing over to Heaven. She will be dearly missed, but she has joined the saints, and we will see her again soon. She is survived by her children, Cynthia Poyner, Larry Poyner-Amar, and spouse, Emanuel Amar-Poyner, and James Poyner and spouse, Paula Poyner. Also survived by her brother, Dennis Hedgepath, Grandchildren Benjamin Culp, Dayton Beil, and T. J. Beil, Aaron Poyner, Elisabeth Sanchez, Jonathan Poyner, Alex Poyner, and Eric Poyner. Great Grandchildren, Natalia Sanchez, Elisia Sanchez, Mateo Sanchez, and Preston Poyner, and a host of extended family and friends she loved and who loved her dearly. A Memorial service in her honor will be held December 9th, 2023, at 2:00 PM located at A Glorious Church Fellowship, 915 N 19th St. Collinsville, Oklahoma 74021. Services are pending"

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Shonda Foreman

May 04, 1988 - Nov 12, 2023

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Beggs, OK

"Shonda Foreman lost her battle to cancer on November 12, 2023, at the age of 35. She was born on May 04, 1988, in Mena, Arkansas to Dennis Foreman and Ronda (Sunderman) Epperson where she grew up and later moved to Morris, Oklahoma. She graduated from Morris High School in 2006. After graduation she worked in retail with her mom at Coalton Feeds, Wal-Mart and was working at Homeland as a butcher\u0027s assistant. Shonda was really good connecting with people. She loved helping others. Shonda soaked in the time she spent outdoors. She and her family liked camping and fishing. One of her favorite things to do was to ride the motorcycle with Larry, feeling the wind in her face while she helped navigate from the back of the seat. She was quite skilled in hunting, using a bow and shooting. Shonda loved listening to and attending rock concerts. Shonda is preceded in death by a brother Clayton Lee Smith, grandfather\u0027s Ronald Edward Sunderman and Lawrence Michael Barsic. She is survived by her husband Larry Weaver, daughter Makayla, stepchildren Hailey Weaver, Brittany Weaver, Seth Weaver and wife Harley and grandson River Weaver, mother Ronda Epperson and husband Ray, father Johnny Foreman and wife Karen, brothers Dusty Foreman and wife Maegan, Trey Edward Foreman and Elizabeth, and Brian Porter and wife Katelyn, sister Misty Belt and husband Sam, step-brother Matthew Epperson and wife Jennifer, step-sisters Rebecca Washington, Ashley Williams and husband Roy, Amber Hogan, and Kristy Barnes, grandmothers Bletta Sunderman and Jeanne Barsic, mother-in-law DeAnna Cope, lots of cousins and being the best Aunt Nae-Nae to numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing will be Wednesday, November 15, 2023, from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home Chapel in Okmulgee. Funeral Services will be Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 1:00 PM at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home Chapel in Okmulgee. Interment will follow at the Morris Cemetery. Casketbearers will be Dusty Foreman, Trey Foreman, Brain Porter, Seth Weaver, Jeremy Cope, and Buddy Stephens. Honorary Casketbearers are John Davis, Steven Christian, David Cantrell, and Corey Watteau. "

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Norma Watkins

Oct 22, 1933 - Nov 06, 2023

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Beggs, OK

"Norma Jean Watkins, passed away on Monday, November 6, 2023. She was born on Sunday, October 22, 1933, in Sulphur, Oklahoma to the late M. D. Kirby and Alta Alice (Trett). Norma attended school in Dougherty, OK. She married Bedford Watkins on July 2, 1949. Norma was a great homemaker who loved sewing, gardening, canning. She enjoyed being in the hayfield and raking hay. She helped take care of cattle on their 160 acres. Norma volunteered at the Okmulgee Roundup Club running the concession stand. She and her husband owned and ran the Kerr McGee gas station. Norma was a go-getter; she obtained her GED and later went on to Real Estate School becoming a successful real-estate agent. Later, she purchased and ran Tucker Ranch Supply and eventually ended up moving it to the Okmulgee Stockyards. Norma was a longtime member of Wilson Baptist Church, but after moving to town attended Clearview Baptist Church. Norma is preceded in death by her husband, Bedford Watkins, parents, M. D. and Alta, son, Roger Dale Watkins, and sisters, Wanda Callis and Peggy Runyan. Survivors include her children, Johnny Watkins and wife Becky of McAlester, OK, Kenneth Watkins and wife Gabriella of Seminole, OK, Greg Watkins and wife Sharon of Okmulgee, OK, Janice McDade and husband David of Choctaw, OK, sisters, Kay Finch of Okmulgee, OK and Nona Mann of Dougherty, OK, 7 grandchildren, 11, great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren. Visitation will be on Thursday, November 9, 2023, at McClendon-Winters Funeral Home. Funeral services will be on Friday, November 10, 2023, at 1PM in the funeral home chapel. Casketbearers will be Brandon McDade, Jonathan Watkins, Ben Watkins, Michael Finch, Stefan Harjo, and Steve McKinley. Funeral services have been entrusted to McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee. Memories, condolences, photos, and videos may be shared with the family on Norma's Tribute Page of our website. www. mcclendon-winters. com"

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Barbara Richmond

May 05, 1968 - Oct 10, 2023

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Beggs, OK

"Barbara Lynn Tate-Richmond gained her wings to be with our Heavenly Father on October 10, 2023, at her home in Lawton, Oklahoma. She was surrounded by her loving husband, Daniel Richmond, of whom survives her transition. Barbara and Daniel met by accident when her 1972 long Cadillac Eldorado caught fire. Her knight in shining armor came to her rescue. They were united in holy matrimony on January 5, 1993. She knew the Lord for herself and had accepted the Lord as her Savior. She lost her brave and long battle with cancer but not without leaving her love and smile on the ones that she loved and loved her. Barbara was born on May 5, 1968 in Mexico, Missouri, to the late Basil Sr. and Willie Mae Tate. She was the youngest child. She received her education at North Callaway R-1 School District, graduating in 1987. She worked with troubled youth in several capacities before going into real estate. She worked for Keller Williams and Century 21 Clover Realty for several years as a Real Estate Consultant. After a short time, Barbara and Danny became a dynamic husband and wife team, managing their own rental properties. She had a passion for buying and selling anything, and she did very well. Barbara had a passion and love for animals, especially Shar-Pei dogs. Her love for Mocha (a Shar-Pei) was just like her own child and family. She treated her with so much love. Barbara enjoyed country living. Barbara leaves to cherish her loving memories and smile, Daniel Richmond, her husband of 30 years; three brothers, Leroy (Rochelle) Tate of Windsor, California, Charles (Carolyn) Tate of Shorewood, Illinois, and Harold Tate of Auxvasse, Missouri; one sister, Dr. Betty (Rev. Kevin) Veasy of McKinney, Texas; sister-in-law, Mary Tate of Stone Mountain, Georgia; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Arthur and Trudie Richmond of Fulton, Missouri; brothers-in-law, Paul Richmond of Fulton, Missouri, and Michael (Tamecia) Richmond of Raymore, Missouri; along with a host of nephews, nieces, and other relatives and friends. Barbara is preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Basil Tate Jr. and Fred Tate; and two nephews, Cavelle Tate and Xavion Bryant. Funeral Services will be at 1 p. m. on Saturday, October 28, at Arnold Funeral Home in Mexico. Visitation is Saturday from 12 p. m. until time of services at the funeral home. A second Visitation will be from 12 - 1 p. m. on Monday, October 30, at McClendon-Winters Funeral Home in Beggs, Oklahoma. Graveside Services will immediately follow at Beggs Cemetery in Beggs, Oklahoma. "

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