Mobile disaster recovery center coming to Cherokee

Six more state/federal Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are opening in the following Oklahoma communities: Cherokee (Alfalfa County), Kingfisher (Kingfisher County), Moffett (Sequoyah County), Bartlesville (Washington County), Vinita (Craig County) and Perry (Noble County). Mobile DRCs are disaster resources that allow state and local officials to maximize their reach to as many affected areas and…

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Tom White

Surrounded by his family, Tom White peacefully passed away in his home on June 27, 2019. With his brilliant mind, caring nature and gentle soul, he was a source of strength and role model for us all. He was deeply loved and will be dearly missed. Tom White was born November 12, 1927 on a…

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David Paul Cullen

The Honorable David Paul Cullen, 87, of Cherokee, Oklahoma succumbed to complications from a fall and passed away on July 3, 2019. Known simply as “the Judge” by family, friends and the community in which he lived, David Cullen was an avid hunter, history buff, reader and traveler. He enjoyed making connections across cultures, the…

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Benjamin Warren Hughes

Benjamin Warren Hughes, son of Mildred Dale Hughes and Orval Hughes, was born on December 31, 1933 in Aline. He passed away with family by his side on July 6, 2019, at the age 85 years. Ben graduated high school in Aline. After High School he attended Oklahoma A & M in Stillwater. Ben was…

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Evajoy Smith Elliott

Evajoy Smith Elliott was born in Dacoma to Oliver Herbert Smith and Eva Henage Smith on December 4, 1925 and passed from this life on July 1, 2019.  Oliver and his three brothers had made “the run” for Oklahoma homestead land and eventually settled their families on the Cherokee Strip where Evajoy grew up. Evajoy…

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Theobelle Geneva Collins

Theobelle Geneva Collins, (Theo) of Carmen, died on April 17,2019, under the care of Hospice in Enid, OK. She was 97. Theo was born in Ingersoll, OK on October 23, 1921, to Benjamin E. Leonhardt and Sadie Brett Leonhardt. She was one of 4 children. Theo was raised in the Ingersoll community but later moved…

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Loydetta Collar

On June 26, 2019, Loydetta Collar went to her heavenly home following a five and a half year battle against ovarian cancer. Her service was held at 10 a.m., Monday, July 1, 2019 at the First Christian Church in Cherokee with the Reverend Kyle Kiner officiating. Graveside service and burial were held at 2 p.m.…

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Rose Marie Harris

Rose Marie, daughter of Mamie Viola (Clemence) and Archie Frank Yardley, was born May 25, 1929 in Dalhart, Texas and passed away June 19, 2019 at her home in Cherokee at the age of 90 years and 25 days. On September 30, 1948 Rose married Donald Lee Harris in Alva. To their marriage four children,…

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Richard “Mike” Bright

Richard Micheal (“Mike”) Bright was born on March 30, 1946 in Cherokee to Richard and Treva Jane (Johnson) Bright. He entered glory on Friday, June 21, 2019 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Mike grew up in Cherokee, graduating from Cherokee High School in 1964. He went to Northwestern State College for two years before attending Oklahoma State…

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Marvin J. Marsh

Marvin J. Marsh, age 86, devoted husband, father, and educator, died on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House, Manhattan, Kansas. He was born on February 27, 1933 in Burlington, the son of Leonard Eugene and Inez (Cook) Marsh. When Marvin was 13 years old, his father passed away and his mother…

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