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  • Dess Neal

    Dess Neal

    Born: 11/22/1915

    Died: 7/27/2004

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Dess Neal, 88, passed away in his sleep on July 27, 2004, at the Choctaw Nation Health Care Center, Talihina, Oklahoma. He was born on September 22, 1915, in Quinton, Oklahoma, to Louis and Sophia Neal.

    Dess attended Jones Academy in Hartshorne, Oklahoma, and later attended Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas, where he excelled in sports and was a Haskell Letterman. He was a member of the Kansas National Guard in the Horse Calvary during 1937-1939. He married Samantha Going on August 4, 1939, and made their home in various states across the United States. His last home before retiring to Oklahoma was in the Pearl River Community in Philadelphia, Mississippi. He was employed with the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians for several years.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Samantha Neal; his brother, Melvin Neal; and his sister, Viola Gray, and his daughter, Lucy Gibson.

    Survivors include two sons and four daughters, Dess W. Neal of Millington, Tennessee, Hiahwahnah R. Neal of Talihina, Oklahoma, Wakita Lang of Coweta, Oklahoma, Joy Seale of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Wanoka Wofford and Jo Billie, both of Philadelphia, Mississippi; 39 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

    A special thank you

    The family of Dess Neal wishes to extend their deepest heartfelt appreciation to the many persons who showed their support and kindness to the family during the loss of their loved one. To Betty Jack, we thank you for your kindness in assisting us with our Dad, when we were not able to. To the singers who tolerated the heat to sing at the funeral, we appreciate your precious time. To Charlie Scott, our cousin, we thank you for presiding over the graveside service and for your kind words of encouragement.

    We would also like to acknowledge the nurses, doctors and staff at the Choctaw Nation Hospital in Talihina. Thank you for taking such good care of our Dad, your genuine concern and care was very comforting. We would like to acknowledge the home health service who assisted Dad daily, especially Brenda, who went above and beyond her daily duties.

    Dess Neal

  • Annabelle Nichter

    Annabelle Nichter

    Born: 10/25/1913

    Died: 2/18/2005

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Annabelle Nichter, 91, of Wilburton, Oklahoma, passed away February 18, 2005, at her home. She was born October 25, 1913, in Higgins, Oklahoma, to Bill and Melvina Pusley.

    Annabelle married Paul Nichter on May 15, 1941, in Poteau, Oklahoma. She was a member of the Home Demonstration Club of Latimer County and she won several blue ribbons for her quilt-making abilities.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Garrett Pusley and Isaac Nelson; three sisters, Salina Anderson, Ada Tackett and Bessie Sumpter.

    Survivors include her husband, Paul Nichter, of the home; two daughters.

    Annabelle Nichter

  • Mary Noahubi

    Mary Noahubi

    Born: 12/1/1926

    Died: 7/1/2003

    Maiden Name: Wade

    Honorific: n/a

    Mary Noahubi, 76, of Bethel, Oklahoma passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2003 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was born December 1, 1926 the daughter of Tecumseh and Fannie (Crosby) Wade. Mary was a lifelong resident of McCurtain County.

    She was a member of the Killi Chito Presbyterian Church and an active member in the women’s group. She enjoyed quilting and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

    She was preceded in death by loving husband, Battiest Noahubi on February 8, 2001, and her parents.

    Survivors include her sons, Alton Noahubi, Melvin Noahubi and Nolan Noahubi, all of Bethal, and Norvell Noahubi of Hartshorne, Oklamoma; daughters, Pauline McGee and Geraldine Jessie, both of Dallas, Texas, Hylda Tinajero and Selena Martinez, both of Broken Bow, Oklahoma, Loretta Hunt of Idabel, Oklahoma and Asterline Gonzales of Gonzales, Texas; 43 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives.

  • Deborah Nunn

    Deborah Nunn

    Born: 3/24/1939

    Died: 5/25/2005

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Deborah Corine Nunn, 66, of Stigler, Oklahoma, passed away May 25, 2005, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was born March 24, 1939, in Rocky Point to John and Josphine Baker Leflore.

    Preceding her in death were her parents; one son, Joe Dale Nunn; two daughters, Elizabeth Nunn and LaDonna Nunn; two sisters, Alice Mayhall and Helen Terrell; and two brothers, John Leflore Jr. and Edmond Leflore.

    Survivors include her husband, Jody Nunn; six daughters, Vickie Timmons of Keota, Oklahoma, Judy Lloyd of McAlester, Oklahoma, Debbra Gill of Keota, Mary Anderson of Durant, Oklahoma, Joyce Timmons of Keota and Wynona Nunn of Stigler, Oklahoma; two sisters, Norma Anderson of Stigler and Joella Leflore of Oklahoma; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

  • Melvin "Buddy" Neal

    Melvin “Buddy” Neal

    Born: 11/14/1922

    Died: 5/14/2005

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Melvin “Buddy” Neal, 82, of Stigler, Oklahoma, passed away May 14, 2005. He was born November 14, 1922, in Brooken, Oklahoma, to Ira and Roxie Neal.

    He entered the U.S. Army on January 26, 1943, in Tulsa and served during World War II. He received a Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Go 14 15th General Hospital 45 Eame Theater Ribbon, four Bronze Service Stars, and the WWII Victory Ribbon.

    Mr. Neal married Margaret Jean Robertson on October 10, 1953. He will be remembered for his dedication to the VFW on Thursday nights to play Bingo. He loved to fish and loved when his great-grandchildren came running in the house saying, “Papaw, I want candy!”

    Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife; one brother, Raymond Neal; one nephew, Raymond Neal Jr.; one niece, Lorreta; and his second wife, Mary Simmons Neal.

    Survivors include one son, Rick Neal and wife, Diana, of Stigler; two granddaughters, Krystal and husband, Jerry Bryant, of Mangum, Oklahoma, and Jodi and husband, Brandon Gulley, of McAlester, Oklahoma; five great-grandchildren, Dylan, Ryan, and Nate Bryant (he called them his little burr heads) and Keira and Kansas (Pris and Little Man); two sisters, Almus “Sug” and husband, J.C. McKinney, of Brooken and June and husband, Lewis Tinsley, of Oklahoma City; six nephews and three nieces; and a host of friends.

  • Johnnie "Gene" Nale

    Johnnie “Gene” Nale

    Born: 2/28/1925

    Died: 7/8/2005

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Johnnie “Gene” Nale, 80, of McAlester, Oklahoma, passed away July 8, 2005, at his residence. He was born on February 28, 1925, in Indianola, Oklahoma, to Daniel Jackson and Pearl Alice Pitts Nale. He grew up and attended schools in the Crowder area.

    Gene entered the U.S. Navy at the age of 16, on November 27, 1942, and served with the Seabees in the Pacific during World War II and was attached with the U.S. Marines. During his Navy service he received the Asiatic Pacific Medal with four battle stars, Victory Ribbons, and was given the Good Conduct Medal on two separate occasions. He was discharged in January 1946.

    He married Betty Crabtree on May 17, 1947, in Van Buren, Arkansas. In 1947, he joined the U.S. Army and was trained at Ft. Jackson, South Carolina. He was then stationed at Ft. Knox, Kentucky, Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri, Salzburg, Austria, Red Cannon Range in Carrizozo, New Mexico, China, and Ft. Bliss in El Paso, Texas. While in the Army he received the Good Conduct Medal three times, the Asiatic Pacific Medal and an honor medal with two stars and the Army Expeditional Medal. In January of 1964, he retired from the Army as a First Sergeant E8 after serving 21 years.

    After returning to McAlester in 1964, Gene worked for the City of McAlester for a short time and then worked as a deputy sheriff of Pittsburg County under Sheriff Jim Kindred. After this term was over, Gene went to work at the Navy Ammunitions Depot and retired in 1989. During interim times when he was laid off from the base, he worked for the National Park Service in Sulphur, Oklahoma.

    Gene was a deacon and member of the Frink Baptist Church. He played softball for many years as a pitcher and coached many teams including the U.S. Marine softball team and many teams his daughter played on. While in the Navy, Gene boxed and was a Golden Glove Champion. He was very active in the Choctaw community and was the cook for the senior citizens at the Choctaw Community Center for about two years. He was also active in the archeology club in McAlester and was an avid collector of arrowheads and Indian artifacts. In 2002, after being unable to graduate from high school with his class because of joining the service during World War II, he finally received his high school diploma of which he was very proud.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Harold Nale, Frank Nale and Ben Nale; and a sister, Helen Haynes.

    Survivors include his wife, Betty Nale of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Michelle and Wayland Westbrook and Kimberly and Audi Shields, all of McAlester; seven grandsons, Dirk Lee of Longview, Texas, Lon Lee and wife, Tru, of St. Paul, Minnesota, Chan Lee and wife, Trina, of Krebs, Oklahoma, Toby Westbrook, Justin Wimsett and wife, Sheila, and John Wimsett, all of McAlester, and Kevin Pierce of Longview, Texas; two granddaughters, Amber Shields and Ande Shields, both of McAlester; three great-grandchildren, Ayden Edwards, China Lee and Lillian Lee; and two sisters, Joyce Wilcox of Crowder, Oklahoma, and Catherine Kypher of Smithville, Texas.

  • Bill J. "B.J." Nelson

    Bill J. “B.J.” Nelson

    Born: 6/17/1932

    Died: 1/13/2001

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Bill Nelson, 68, of the Longtown, Oklahoma community passed away Saturday, January 13, 2001 at his home. Born June 17, 1932 in Hartshorne, Oklahoma, he was the son of Isaac Jacob Nelson and Elizabeth Sumpter Nelson.

    He lived most of his life in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma and married Laryl Erickson on February 8, 1958 in Reno, Nevada.

    B.J. retired from the Oklahoma Department of Veteran’s Affairs and was a carpenter and journeyman cabinetmaker. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was a lifetime member of VFW and Dav.

    He was a member of the Oak Ridge Baptist Church in Longtown. He attended both jones Academy and Chilloco Indian Schools. The son of an original enrollee, he was very proud of his Choctaw heritage. He was active in the Choctaw-Chickasaw Alliance and took part in many Choctaw activites.

    Survivors include his wife, Laryl Nelson of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Geneva and Terry Dickens of Springfield, Missouri; one son and daughter-in-law, Erika and Carmen Nelson of Chicago, Illinois; grandchildren, Billy and Johnny Dickens and Christopher, Matthew, Andrew and Katherine Nelson; brother, J.B. Pete” Nelson of Hartshorne; sisters and brothers-in-law Trude and David McNair of Poteau Oklahoma Maudell and Jentry Allan Southard Jentry Allan Southard and Alvine; nephew Paul Paulson and his wife Susie; niece Jackie Mayo and husband Gene and their daughters Cynthia and Melissa; nieces Mary Lail of Sulphur Oklahoma and Betty Mezie of San Pablo California as well as many other nieces and nephews.

  • Vivian Noah

    Vivian Noah

    Born: 11/2/1924

    Died: 7/30/2001

    Maiden Name: Maytubby

    Honorific: n/a

    Vivian Noah, 76, of Wright City, Oklahoma passed away Monday, July 30, 2001 at her residence. She was born November 3, 1924 at Pickens, Oklahoma, the daughter of Quincy and Kitsey Maytubby.

    She was a homemaker, a member of Chihowa i Chukka Assembly of God and had lived in the Wright City area all of her life. She loved garnening and church.

    A son, Roy Sonny Noah, and her husband, Kelsey Noah, preceded her in death.

    Survivors include two sons, Troy Noah of Wright City and Randall Watson of Broken Bow, Oklahoma; five daughters, Hannah Bryan of Durant, Oklhaoma, Patricia Rodriguez and Jonita Zelaya, both of Mt. Pleasant, Texas, Sherri Santillano of Idabel, Oklahoma and Vicky Toribio of Broken Bow; one brother, Willis Maytubby of Wright City; one sister, Selma Holt of Tom, Oklahoma, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

  • Luther D. Noah

    Luther D. Noah

    Luther D. Noah

    Born: 8/1/1926

    Died: 10/30/2001

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a


    Luther D. Noah, Sr., was born in Albion, Oklahoma, in 1926, to Alfred B. Noah, Roll Number 5908, and Hattie Mae LeFever Noah. He served honorably in the United States Navy during World War II.

    In 1951 Luther married Blanche Schenkenberger, who had come to Oklahoma to work as a nurse at Talihina Indian Hospital. After their first child was born, the couple moved to Tulsa where they raised their family to value education and service to others. To provide for his family, Luther worked for Nelson Electric for approximately 35 years, receiving the Hans Norberg Award of Excellence.

    A sincere Christian, Luther was devoted to his family. The family attended Tulsa Bible Church and, at home, Luther led his family in Bible study. He enjoyed playing the piano while his family sang hymns. Besides playing the piano and clarinet, he enjoyed amateur radio, gardening, and, in later years, painting landscapes.

    Luther was a proud father and grandfather. His survivors will remember him with love, gratitude, and respect.

  • Marjorie Nail

    Marjorie Nail

    Born: 7/12/1918

    Died: n/a

    Maiden Name: Carter

    Honorific: n/a

  • Wynona Jane Nunn

    Wynona Jane Nunn

    Born: 8/2/1973

    Died: 10/16/2005

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Wynona Jane Nunn, 32, of Stigler passed away October 16, 2005, in Stigler. She was born August 2, 1973, in Talihina to Jody and Deborah Corine Lefler Nunn.

    She was preceded in death by her mother and one brother, Joe Dale Nunn.

    Survivors include her husband, Harold Lee Brown; one daughter, Jolene Renee Ladale Brown; two sons, Justin Frank Lee Brown and Dustin Silvester Scott Brown; her father of Stigler; five sisters, Vickie Timmons of Keota, Judy Lloyd of McAlester, Debbra Gill of Keota, Mary Anderson of Durant and Joyce Timmons of Keota; three brothers, Bill Spradlin of Stigler, Mark Nunn of Keota and Chris Nunn of Lawton; many nieces and nephews.

    Wynona Jane Nunn

  • Robert Edward Nichols, Jr.

    Robert Edward Nichols, Jr.

    Born: 12/26/1945

    Died: 9/15/2005

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Robert Edward Nichols Jr., 59, of Tempe, Arizona, passed away September 15, 2005, at his residence. He was born December 26, 1945, in Durango, Colorado, to Cleo Bowers Nichols and Robert Nichols. He graduated from Durango High School in 1965 where he was most remembered for drag racing his 1955 Chevy.

    Robert married Ruth Haley on January 16, 1965. The couple got jobs in Denver that winter but Wolf Creek Pass was closed when it was time to move. Robert suggested they go to Phoenix to see the Winter National Drag Races instead and the couple decided to settle there.

    In Tempe he created, owned and operated Nichols Precision. The business makes highly technical and precise parts for NASA and the Defense Department. There are Nichols Precision parts on the Mars Landrover, the Walkabout backpacks used by astronauts while outside the shuttle or space station and on the ejection chutes. Astronauts, congressmen and other dignitaries often visited the facility.

    Robert received numerous awards for his work including one from the Navajo codetalkers from World War II. The one of which he was most proud was Businessman of the Year for which he was selected by the General Dynamics Conglomerate.

    He loved his hunting, fishing, gold mining, and golf. He had a great passion for the outdoors and his ‘55 Chevy. Robert was very proud of his Choctaw heritage. He was known for his excellent cooking and his great personality. Many will miss him.

    His beloved mother, grandparents and nephew, Robert Mason, preceded him in death.

    Survivors include his wife of Tempe; father of Mancos, Colorado; sons, Rick and Ron of Tempe; daughter, Robyn Garside of Cottonwood, Arizona; brother, James Nichols; sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Gary Mason; sisters, Pat Palmer of Durango and Carla Nichols of Grand Junction, Colorado; four grandchildren, Robert, Krystal, Brandon and Timothy Garside; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, co-workers and a host of friends.

    Robert Edward Nichols, Jr.

  • Paul Norris

    Paul Norris

    Born: 8/24/1938

    Died: 11/9/2005

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Paul Elmo Norris passed away November 9, 2005, in Christiana, Tennessee. He was born August 24, 1938, in Woodville, Oklahoma, to Paul Henry and Ora Dale Norris.

    Paul married Loretta Gatlin Hill on September 8, 2001, in Durant. He never met a stranger and loved everyone he came in contact with. Throughout the years, he made many, many friends. Mr. Norris worked in the oil fields for several years, in construction, and in his later years he drove a truck.

    He was preceded in death by his mother, Ora Dale Vanderpool; father, Henry Norris; sister, Lynda Wobser; and niece, LaVonne Norris.

    Survivors include his wife of the home; stepsons, Robert Hall and wife, Sarah of Roundrock, Texas, Michael Hall, Scott Hall and wife Christine and Cloyce Hill and wife Tara, all of Christiana, Tennessee, and Jerry Hill and wife Marci of Vandalia, Ohio; stepdaughter, Tammy Crosby and husband Doug of Bradford, Ohio; 13 grandchildren, Matthew, Brittani, Luke, Brandon, Jessica, Sarah, David, Monica, Christina, Tyler, Kyle, Darion, and Ethan; brothers, Ronnie Norris and wife Shirley of Zwolle, Louisiana, Steve Norris and wife Joy of Daisy, Frank Norris and wife Jeanie of Calera, LeRoy Norris and wife Pandora of Mead and Carey Norris and wife Helina of Milton, Florida; brother-in-law, David Wobser of Bakersfield, California; aunt, Macine Henry of Rowlette, Texas; many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

    Paul Norris

  • Lena White Noah

    Lena White Noah

    Born: 4/15/1908

    Died: 2/13/2000

    Maiden Name: White

    Honorific: n/a

    Lena White noah, 91, of Hugo, Oklahoma passed away Feburary 13, 2000 at Paris, Texas. She was born April 15, 1908 in Nashoba, Oklahoma to Robert White and Jincy Battiest White.

    She married Elias Noah on May 21, 1926 in Idabel, Oklahoma. She had been a resident of the Hugo area for about 40 years, was a homemaker and a member of Bethel Hill Methodist Church. Mrs. Noah answered to the name “Granny” and enjoyed making and sharing quilts.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Elias.

  • Minnie Minerva Thompson Nubby

    Minnie Minerva Thompson Nubby

    Born: 2/14/1909

    Died: 11/8/1999

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Minnie Minerva Thompson Nubby, 90, of Marlow, Oklahoma passed away Monday, November 8, 1999 in her home.

    Mrs. Nubby was born February 14, 1909, in Ardmore, Oklahoma to Austin and Rachel Tubby Thompson. She married Bill Nubby on April 9, 1932, in Ringling, Oklahoma.

    She attended schools in Goodland, Hugo, Chilocco, and Newkirk.

    Mrs. Nubby was a home care worker, she was member of the St. York Indian Baptist Church and the WMU with her church.

    Survivors include two sons, Jerry Nubby of the home and Billy Nubby of Plantation, Florida; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, on May 20, 1967; two daughters, Elaine Murray and Madeline Pebeashy, and two sons, David Nubby and Nathan Douglas Nubby.

  • Cathleen LeFlore Nelson

    Cathleen LeFlore Nelson

    Born: 7/6/1958

    Died: 5/7/2006

    Maiden Name: LeFlore

    Honorific: n/a

    Cathleen LeFlore Nelson, 47, of Poteau passed away May 17 at Poteau. She was born July 6, 1958, in Talihina, the daughter of Alexander LeFlore Jr. and Alice Lee Jacob LeFlore, and lived in the Hugo/Soper area until 1994 when she moved to Poteau.

    She was a homemaker and she enjoyed going to garage sales. She liked animals, especially her dogs and she loved helping people.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gene Nelson; one sister, Bertha Jacob; and one brother, Earl Ray Wallace.

    Survivors include her stepmother, Vera Johnson of Poteau; three sisters, Josephine Gallant and husband Delbert of Hugo, Pauline Tom and husband Leonard of Soper, and Liz Smithart of Tushka; four brothers, Willie Jim Robinson of Hugo, Donald LeFlore and wife Janice of Antlers, Tommy LeFlore and wife Karen of Poteau and Johnny LeFlore of Tulsa; numerous nephews and nieces and other family and friends.

    Cathleen LeFlore Nelson

  • Helen Noah

    Helen Noah

    Born: 3/31/1940

    Died: 1/10/1999

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Helen Noah, 58, of Battiest, Oklahoma passed away January 10, 1999 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was born March 31, 1940 in Battiest.

    She had lived in the community most of her life. She was a cook at the Choctaw Nation Head Start in Bethel and was a member of Bethel Hill Methodist Church. She and Sim Noah were married June 20, 1960 in Idabel, Oklahoma.

    Mrs. Noah was preceded in death by her grandfather, Elias Noah.

    Survivors include her husband , Sim Noah of Battiest; four daughters , Cheryl Gainer and husband, Michael, of Hugo, Oklahoma; Pam Noah and Dena Noah, both of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Lynell Noah of Battiest; one brother, Wayne Maytubby of Tulsa; one sister, Wanda Mitchell of Idabel; her grandmother Lena Noah of Hugo; two uncles, Able Noah of Oklahoma City and Ben White of Snow, Oklahom.

  • Dot Adams Newman

    Dot Adams Newman

    Born: 11/18/1906

    Died: 5/15/1999

    Maiden Name: Adams

    Honorific: n/a

    Dot Adams Newman, 92, former Norman, Oklahoma resident and graduate of the University of Oklahoma, passed away May 15, 1999.

  • Lee L Noah

    Lee L Noah

    Born: 1/30/1934

    Died: 11/3/1997

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Lee L Noah GYSGT, USMC (Ret.) age 63, passed away on November 3, 1997. He was born January 30, 1934 in Pickens Oklahoma to Christopher and Maggie Noah.

    He moved to Idabel in 1987 and has also lived in Del City Oklahoma. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church D.A.V. Chapter 39 and the American Legion.

    Lee was preceded in death by his parents and infant son and two brothers.

    He is survived by two sons, Kenneth Noah and Lee L Noah, Jr. both of Broken Bow, Oklahoma; one daughter, Michelle Noah of Del City; five grandchildren and one sister Alice Williams of Pickens Oklahoma.

  • Billy Dean Noah

    Billy Dean Noah

    Born: 11/27/1945

    Died: 9/28/2007

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Billy Dean Noah, 61, of Warf Road, North Carolina, passed away September 28, 2007, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, after a sudden illness. He was born November 27, 1945, in Talihina to Theodore E. Noah and

    Edith Daney Noah.

    Mr. Noah was retired from the U.S. Army after 20 years of service, during which time he served two tours in Vietnam, one tour in Korea and several tours in Germany. He retired from Lexington Home Brands. He was a warehouse manager at PGT and attended Lighthouse Baptist Church. He enjoyed swimming, fishing and hunting.

    He was preceded in death by two brothers, Everett Lee Noah and Elton Wayne Noah; and two sisters, Diane Noah and Gloria N. Noah.

    Survivors include his wife, best friend and soul mate of 41 years, Brenda Hill Noah; a brother, Troy E. Noah and his wife, Sarah, of Silver Valley; a nephew, Glendal Noah of Columbus, Ohio; and a niece, Helen McGill of Texas.

  • Susie Jane Wilson Noahubbi

    Susie Jane Wilson Noahubbi

    Born: 1/11/1929

    Died: 10/22/2007

    Maiden Name: Wilson

    Honorific: n/a

    Susie Jane Wilson Noahubbi, 78, passed away October 22, 2007, in Dallas, Texas. She was born January 11, 1929, in Hochatown, Oklahoma, the daughter of Phillip and Bitney Wade Wilson. She had three brothers and two sisters.

    Susie attended both Wheelock school for girls and Haskell Indian School. She and Nelson Noahubbi were married in 1961 and were married for 40 years until Nelson’s death in 2001.

    Susie was a longtime seamstress from which she retired in 1990. With her talent as a seamstress she made many garments for her children and grandchildren.

    She was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks and Texas Rangers. Most of all, she enjoyed watching her husband, sons, daughter Lulu and grandchildren play softball, basketball, football and bowl.

    She was a member of the Dallas Indian United Methodist Church, being baptized by the Rev. Jerry Byrd on June 24, 2001. Susie was a true blessing and a friend to all. She loved spending time with her husband and family. She will truly be missed by all here on earth, but the angels are rejoicing because one of their own is now at home.

    She was preceded in death by her husband; five sons, Russell, Carl, Joe Benny, Danny Osage and James Noahubbi Sr.

    Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Thomas and Wanda Lulu Osage Smithson of Garland, Texas, and Bobby and Gail Ann Noahubbi Plunkett of Mesquite, Texas; 12 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson.

  • Mary Ann Newman

    Mary Ann Newman

    Born: 1/29/1916

    Died: 3/6/1998

    Maiden Name: Stallaby

    Honorific: n/a

    Mary Ann Newman, age 82, was born on January 29, 1916 at Salonia to Tenuis and Sallie (Adams) Stallaby. She passed away on March 6, 1998.

    She had been a lifetime resident of the Salonia area. She was united in marriage to Robert Eugene Newman on February 21, 1946 at Ft. Smith Arkansas.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, on February 28, 1998.

    Survivors include two sons, Robert LeRoy Newman of San Carlos, Arizona and Eric Daniel Newman of Red Oak Oklahoma; on daughter Imogene Bugos of Red Oak Oklahoma; five grandchildren one great-grandson and numerous friends and other loved ones.

  • Tommy Bryant Ned

    Tommy Bryant Ned

    Born: 12/18/1947

    Died: 2/6/1998

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Tommy Bryant Ned age 50 of Wade, Oklahoma passed away in Durant Oklahoma on February 6, 1998. He was born on December 18, 1947 in Madill Oklahoma to Thomas and Lucille Ned and had lived most of his life in the Bryan County area. He was a self employed handyman and a veteran of the armed forces.

    He was preceded in death by his father in 1984, his mother in 1993 and on brother, Ivan Ned in 1982.

    Survivors include his wife, Mary Ellen (Kelsey) Ned; one son Bryan Ned of Denison, Texas; two daughters, Amanda Ned of the home and Misty Ned of Arlington Texas; two step daughters, Cathy Holt and Christy Jamison; four brothers, Edwin, Elwin, Fred, and Bobby Ned all of Wade; five sisters, Connie Carter of Ravenna, Texas, Judy Delisse of Bonham, Texas, Mary Vandenburg of Wade, Janice brooks of Sapulpa and Patty Pebbles of Utica Oklahoma and two grandchildren and five step grandchildren.

  • Robert Eugene Newman

    Robert Eugene Newman

    Born: 7/7/1911

    Died: 2/28/1998

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Robert Eugene Newman passed away February 28, 1998 at the age of 86, at his residence at Salonia, Oklahoma. He was born July 7, 1911 at LeFlore Oklahoma. He was a member of the Salonia Indian Baptist Church and was an honorably discharged U.S. Army Veteran. He had lived in the LeFlore and Salonia area all of his life. He was married to Mary Stallaby at Ft. Smith, Arkansas on February 21, 1946 they had been married for 52 years.

    Robert is survived by his wife, Mary of the home; one daughter, Imogene Bugos of Red Oak Oklahoma; two sons, Robert Leroy Newman of San Carlos Arizona and Eric Daniel Newman of Red Oak five grandchildren , one great grandson and numerous friends and loved ones.

  • Ernestine Norwood

    Ernestine Norwood

    Born: 12/31/1938

    Died: 10/5/2008

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Ernestine Norwood, 69, passed away on October 5, 2008, in Midwest City. She was born on December 31, 1938, in Smithville to Ed and Myrl King Wilson.

    While being raised in Smithville, she went to school at Wheelock Academy and graduated from the Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas. Ernie grew up loving all sports and enjoyed playing and coaching softball and basketball. Even though she was a NASCAR fan, she was first and foremost a huge fan of her grandchildren. Ernie was best known for her blue 1963 Falcon and her Indian tacos. Her nickname while working for the MidDel Public School System was Lunch Lady. She married Robert Jitter Norwood on August 20, 1960.

    She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Calvin, A.C. and Eugene.

    Survivors include her husband; daughters, Bobbi Pride of Del City, Sheila Norwood of Tahlequah, Norma Brown of Mustang, Dewan Faulk of Midwest City; grandchildren, Bryan and Rance Pride of Del City, Felicia, Mariah and Skye Norwood of Tahlequah, Brooke Molet, Cody and Dailen Creek of Mustang, Bradley Edmonds-Faulk and Trevor Faulk of Midwest City and siblings, Raymond, Edna, Earleen, Gerald, and Charleen.

  • Floyd A. Northrip

    Floyd A. Northrip

    Born: 3/14/1943

    Died: 11/15/1994

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Floyd A. Northrip, 51, died on November 15, 1994 at Audie Murphy Veterans Hospital in San Antonio, Texas after undergoing a bone marrow transplant. He battled Hodgkin’s disease for 24 years.

    Floyd was born on March 14, 1943 in Miller Oklahoma to Joe Henry Northrip and Mattie Simpty Northrip. He was º Choctaw Indian.

    He married Jane Espinoza on December 20, 1969 in Alamosa.

    Floyd was enlisted with the United States Air Force where he served from 1961-1965.

    Survivors include his wife, Jane of the Antonito, Colorado; mother Mattie Northrip of Moyers, Oklahoma; two sons, Rodney F. Northrip of Antlers Oklahoma and Duwayne Northrip of Macon, Georgia; stepchildren, Wayne Espinoza of Alamosa, Colorado, Frances Gutierrez of Denver Colorado, Lucille Adams of Maco; nine grandchildren, Jane, Rodney, Jr., Amos, Crystal, Tabitha, Mandy, Patrice, Abe and Anthony; also many nieces, nephews, uncles and aunts.

    He was preceded in death by his father, Joe Henry Northrip in 1973 and one brother, John H, Northrip in 1989.

  • Billie Nell Nelson

    Billie Nell Nelson

    Born: 9/19/1932

    Died: 1/4/2007

    Maiden Name: Riggs

    Honorific: n/a

    Mrs. Margaret Callie Cantrell, 76, died January 7, 1976 at Talihina, Oklahoma. Mrs. Cantrell was born September 11, 1909 in Latimer County and was a lifelong resident of the local area. She was a member of the Choctaw Nation and attended the Krebs Baptist Church. Her husband Charlie Cantrell preceded her in death in 1954.

    Survivors include three daughters, Wilma Tate of Tulsa, June Browne of Oklahoma City and Gale Painter of Allen, Texas; five sons, Homer Cantrell and Dennis Cantrell both of McAlester, Butch Cantrell of Oklahoma City Bob Cantrell of Orange Park, Florida, and Dale Cantrell of Krebs; 19 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

  • Betty Lee Nast

    Betty Lee Nast

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    Betty Lee Nast

  • Minnie Seloma Vandenburg Ned

    Minnie Seloma Vandenburg Ned

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    Minnie Seloma Vandenburg Ned

  • Suveller Ned-Andrews

    Suveller Ned-Andrews

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    Suveller Ned-Andrews

  • Dorothy Mae Nickels

    Dorothy Mae Nickels

    Born: n/a

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    Dorothy Mae Nickels

  • Laurine Maryline Nievar

    Laurine Maryline Nievar

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    Laurine Maryline Nievar

  • James Chief Noahubbi

    James Chief Noahubbi

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    James Chief Noahubbi

  • Jerry George Noley

    Jerry George Noley

    Born: 11/02/1934 Died: 02/11/2009 Maiden Name: n/a Honorific: SMSGT USAF

    Jerry George Noley, SMSgt USAF (Ret.) of Wilburton passed away on February 11, 2009, following a prolonged illness. He was born on November 2, 1934, in Quinton and was named for his great-grandfather and grandfather, Jerry Folsom and George Carney. A 1954 graduate of Wilburton High School and former high school athlete, Jerry continued playing football in the Air Force until his early 30s. Jerry also had an Associate of Arts Degree from Eastern Oklahoma A&M (now Eastern State) College. Jerry enjoyed all spectator sports, especially football, and liked to talk politics. He tinkered with mechanical and electronic gadgets of all types as hobby and enjoyed photography throughout his life. In his youth, he was an artist of note although his work was mostly for his own enjoyment and relaxation. Jerry was a proud veteran of the U. S. Air Force. He retired in 1982 after a 26-year career, including more than 100 missions over North Vietnam. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and took great pride in his service to his country during which he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and two air medals in addition to numerous other medals of recognition. He visited and served in many countries including Thailand, Russia, China, Guam, Korea and locations in Europe. Following his retirement from the Air Force, Jerry served the State of Oklahoma as a park ranger for 15 years with assignments at Robbers Cave, Lake Tenkiller and Keystone State Parks. His loyalty to family and country was unequaled. His apt attention to others while in conversation, his subtle sense of humor, his practical outlook on life and his love for the Choctaw Nation and his country makes his loss especially notable. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Grayson B. Noley Sr. and Anna Mae Carney Noley; his brother, Lamont, and one infant brother. He is survived by three brothers, the Rev. Homer R. Noley of Wilburton, James Marvin Noley and wife Joyce of Wilburton, and Grayson Noley Jr. and wife Sharon of Norman; one sister, Sylvia A. Carver and husband Jim of Vian; two children, Jeri Lynn Masteller and husband Dale of Ulster, Pennsylvania, and Jeffrey Charles Noley of Pennsylvania, three grandchildren, numerous cousins, nephews and nieces. He will be missed by many.

  • Joe Morris Nowlin

    Joe Morris Nowlin

    Born: 07/02/1968 Died: 05/27/2009 Maiden Name: n/a Honorific: Veteran

    Joe Morris Nowlin, 40, of McAlester passed away on May 27, 2009, in Butler, Missouri. He was born on July 2, 1968, to Morris and Barbara Barcus Nowlin. He attended school and graduated from Pittsburgh High School in 1986. He later attended Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton and received an associate degree in criminal justice in 1995. He married Kelli Urrutia in 1994 and they had two children. He also had a daughter from a previous marriage. He was employed with the Department of Corrections, where he spent 12 years at the Oklahoma State Prison in McAlester. For the last several years he was the chief of security at NOCC in Vinita. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding motorcycles and four-wheelers, and spending time with his kids, family and friends. He also had an impressive military career as a member of the 445th Military Police Company for 10 years and then the Oklahoma Air National Guard where he was currently serving in the 219th Engineering and Installation Squadron in Tulsa. He was a veteran of Operation Desert Storm in Kuwait and served two tours with Operation Enduring Freedom in both Iraq and Afghanistan with some time in Turkey. During his military career, he was presented with the following awards and decorations: Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forced Expeditionary Medal Southwest Asia Service Medal, Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, AF Overseas Ribbon Short, Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border, AF Longevity Service, Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with 1’M’ Device, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Rifle), Army Service Ribbon, Kuwait Liberation Medal-Government of Kuwait, Oklahoma Meritorious Service Medal, Oklahoma Active Service Award Ribbon, Oklahoma National Guard Long Service Ribbon and Oklahoma Good Conduct Ribbon. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Floyd and Ada Nowlin, and maternal grandmother, Artie Reyes. He is survived by his mother, Barbara Shipley and husband Al of Calera; his father, Morris Nowlin of Haileyville; two daughters, Alyssa Nowlin of the home and Felicia Dawn Humphreys of Wetumka; son, Cayden Nowlin of the home; two brothers, Eugene Nowlin of Wilburton and Alan Nowlin of Lexington; two sisters, Lawana Nowlin of Denton, Texas, and Priscilla Nowlin of Dallas, Texas; mother of Cayden and Alyssa, Kelli Nowlin of Alderson; mother-in-law, Patti McCullar of McAlester and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

  • Hiahwahnah Neal

    Hiahwahnah Richard Neal

    Born: 1/13/1946

    Died: 1/20/2013

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Hiahwahnah Richard Neal, retired Marine Corps master sergeant, of Talihina, passed away on Jan. 20, 2013, at the VA center in Little Rock, Ark. Born on Jan. 13, 1946, in San Jose, Calif., to the late Dess and Samantha (Going) Neal, Richard enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps shortly after his 18th birthday. He served three tours in the Vietnam War, receiving the Purple Heart with clusters, the Bronze Star and the Silver Star. Upon completing 20 years of military service, Richard retired to the state of Oklahoma. He attended Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Richard enjoyed reading his Bible, being with family and friends, rescuing dogs and taking care of them until homes were found.

    He is survived by his wife, Janie Neal of the home; sons, Hiahwahnah and Kathy Neal, and Michael Neal, all of Louisville, Ken., Rayson Neal of Lawton, and Shawn Moore of Waldron, Ark.; daughters, Kimma Neal of Cache, and Lillian Gonzales of Sprindale, Ark.; brothers, Dess and Newana Neal of Millington, Tenn., Roger Herrod and Betty of Las Vegas, Nev.; sisters, Wakita and Rick Lang of Coweta, Joy and David Seale of Trenton, Ga., Wanoka Wofford and Dean Comby, and Jo and Glen Billie of Choctaw, Miss.; as well as 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

  • Eden Gooding "Pat" Nelson

    Eden Gooding “Pat”Nelson

    Born: 1/25/1934

    Died: 1/24/2013

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    Eden Gooding “Pat” Nelson, 78, passed away on Jan. 24, 2013, at his home in Carmi, Ill. Born Jan. 25, 1934, in Wright City, Texas, Pat was the son of the late David Roebuck and Tessie Evalene (Thomas) Nelson, and the grandson of Choctaw original enrollees Eden Gooding and Laura (Ashford) Nelson. He lived a rich, full life, loved dearly by his wife of 53 years, Betty (Fobar) Nelson, and their children, Lea Ann Richmond, Jeff Nelson and Steve Nelson. A son of the “Great Generation,” Pat was a Christian, a man devoted to family, a Korean War veteran, an entrepreneur, and a good Samaritan. With deeply spiritual commitment to Christ and a legacy of Christian service that began with his grandfather, Eden Gooding Nelson, pastor of Antlers Circuit of Choctaw-Chickasaw District, Pat served his Lord as deacon, Sunday school teacher, and began the first bus ministry in Carmi, bringing children and young adults to church who might never have otherwise been able to attend. Like his mother, he began each day reading the Bible, having read it in its entirety 16 times in the past 23 years. Pat raised strong children knowing they were loved, that family would always endure as they were together. He was an entrepreneur, a risk-taker with considerable initiative who became a well-known oilman throughout the Midwest. He established the Nelson Company, which grew to include a pipe division, well plugging division, Nelson Midwest Contractors, and oil producing entities consisting of Nelson Enterprises, Eden Petroleum and Nelson Development Corporation. Honest, responsible, generous, ethical, hardworking and values of the Great Generation; these were the values Pat passed to a new generation.

    Pat was preceded in death by his brother David Nelson and nephew Tom Nelson. Pat is survived by sisters, June Walker and Joe Ann Beeson; brothers, Elwood Nelson and Robert Nelson; sister-in-law Grace Nelson; grandchildren, Niki Ballard, Lauren Nelson, Kady Nelson, Evan Nelson, Bethany Nelson, Brandon Farr, Ryan Farr and Kara Engle; great-grandchildren, Violet Sorg, Ava Ballard, Liam Skelly and Aiden Dugger; and 11 nieces and nephews.