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June 27, 2014

Ronald “Ronnie” Needham

McALESTER — Ronald “Ronnie” Needham, 61, of Quinton, died June 27, 2014, at OSU Medical Center, in Tulsa.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at the Greater Refuge Pentecostal Church with the Rev. George Mantooth officiating. Burial will follow at Brooken Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Hunn Black and Merritt Funeral Home and Crematory.

He was born July 25, 1952, in Bakersfield, California, to John Henry Needham and Minnie Bell (McBride) Needham. He graduated from Quinton High School in 1970.  He was the manager at True Value for more than 15 years. He enjoyed fishing, riding four-wheelers in the mountains with his grandchildren and bailing hay.

He is survived by his girlfriend, Anita Basden, of Quinton; sons, Barry Needham, and fiancé, Sheila Hart, and Billy Needham, both of Quinton; daughter, Brooke Turner, and husband, Timmy of Enterprise; grandchildren, Logan and husband, Justin Delbeck, Hunter Needham, Jaye Lynn, Quintin John Needham, Austin John Needham, Briar John Needham and Sawyer Turner; great-grandchildren, Jaxen Needham and Piper Dilbeck; three sisters, Patty Hoag, and husband, Chris; Jeannie Turpin, and husband, Ray, and Vickie Terrell and husband, Jerry; two brothers, Gary Needham, and wife, Judy, and Johnny Needham; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Minnie Needham.

Pallbearers are Duane Needham, Shane Needham, Rodney Needham, Henry Needham, Anthony Turpin, Jerrod Terrell, Adam Hoag and Larry Johnston Jr.

Honorary pallbearers are Poncho Davis, Don Webster, Ed Pryor, Gary Bennight, Carnell Duvall and Dennis Robertson.

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