Obituaries

Robert E. Pierson • March 16, 1950 - August 26, 2020

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Robert E Pierson was born on March 16, 1950 in Bristow, Oklahoma to Isom & Evelyn (Owens) Pierson. He was raised in Sapulpa, Oklahoma where he attended Booker T. Washington school, and graduated from Sapulpa High School. While there, he played football as a defensive line man. He became well known after he knocked down the entire back fi eld. Robert attended Snowden Chapel C.M.E Church in Sapulpa during his youth. He enlisted in US Marine Corp where he served his country proudly for 6 years. During that time, he fought with dignity and honor in the Vietnam War, and was honored with two Purple Hearts for the injuries he sustained.

Mildren Deloris Welchel • March 31, 1929 - August 27, 2020

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Mildred “Deloris” Whelchel went home to be with ourLord and Savior on Thursday, August 27, 2020, at 9:18 a.m. She was born Mildred Deloris Noltensmeyer on March 31, 1929, in Cushing, Oklahoma. Deloris was the salutatorian of her senior class at Cushing High School in May 1946. She was preceded in death by her parents, Theodore Noltensmeyer of Hope, Missouri,and Mary Drake Noltensmeyer of Cushing, Oklahoma; her sister, Dorothy Noltensmeyer Brown of Cushing, Oklahoma; her fi rst husband G. Daniel Green of Hartford, Arkansas; and her second husband O. Lester Whelchel of Midland, Arkansas.

Harry Gene Thompson • October 1, 1954 - August 20, 2020

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Harry Gene Thompson, also known as “Baby” and “Buba”, passed away Thursday morning, August 20, 2020 at the age of 65 years. The son of Lee Thompson and Thelma Sams Thompson, Harry was born on October 1, 1954 in Cushing, Oklahoma and was raised and educated here.

Arthur Dartland Patterson • August 20, 1955 - August 4, 2020

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Pancreatic and Liver cancer took him at 7:30 AM on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. Arthur Dartland Patterson (Art) lost this battle passing from this world into the presence of Christ. His reserved quiet manner, strong behind-the-scenes nature and subtle sense of humor will serve well in God’s kingdom keeping the gardens tended and abounding laughter among the heavenly hosts.