Emery Wilbert Gilliam was born July 31, 1933 to William and Lela Gilliam. He departed this life March 19, 2020, at the age of 86 years, seven months and 19 days.
Retty Ann Robbins was born March 8, 1940 in Wewoka to William and Pearl Azlin. She departed this life March 19, 2020, at the age of 80 years and 11 days.
Dennis Lee Waggoner, 62, has fought the Good Fight in a long battle against cancer. There has been no clear winner and the fight, which took place at their Bristow family home, has been declared a draw. After careful consideration, Dennis relocated on March 5, 2020, at 11:55 a.m., either unwilling or unable to accept a “stalemate” decision, or the possibility of receiving a participation trophy and has gone on to begin his next great adventure. Dennis, the fourth child born to Cyrus Arnold Waggoner and Flora Mareno, was born Feb. 7, 1958, in Cortez, Colorado. The family moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico and later moved to California, where he attended Catholic school. He was not fond of school or of the ruler- wielding sisters who taught the classes, which he also hated, except history. He loved history class, and he especially loved American History.
Carl Jonah Sands was born Jan. 24, 1948, in Castle, to Alice Juanita Bunton and Jonah Sands and passed peacefully at his home, in Depew, on Feb. 25 , 2020, with his Companion of 16 years Tanya Ashley, Bonica, and family by his side.
Verna Dean Cozart Poe, 83 died in Tulsa, on March 16, 2020, following a short illness.