McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK


June 20, 2014

Arvil Dean Dunn

McALESTER — Arvil Dean Dunn, 66, of McAlester, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at his home.

The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Bishop Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Northside Assembly of God Church in McAlester with Buddy Dugan and Lonnie Clunn officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Bishop Funeral Service of McAlester.

Born June 26, 1947, in Eufaula, he was the son of Winfred and Lula Dunn. He married Ava Martha Bonham on Sept. 11, 1970. He worked at Boeing for 40 years and Spirit Aero System for seven years.

He was of the Pentecostal faith and attended the Pathway to Truth Church.

He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, playing music, fishing when the chance arose and was an avid San Diego Chargers fan.

Survivors include his wife, Ava Martha Dunn, of the home; daughters, LaQuita S. Dunn, of McAlester, Jennifer D. Nolan and husband, Michael L. Nolan, of McAlester, Tammy R. Durbin and husband, Loy A. Durbin, of McAlester, and Shadie K. Dunn, of McAlester.

Also, grandchildren, Bryndan A. Dugger, Tanner W. Dugger, Allen D. Durbin, Carmen Nolan, Deanna Nolan, Trenton Nolan, Ray Brown, Justin Durbin, Hanna Durbin, Nadia Adamo and Peyton Adamo, all of McAlester; brothers, Robert “Cotton” Dunn and wife, Pauline, of Collinsville, Marvin Dunn and wife, Hazel, of Krebs, Gerald Dunn and wife, Shirley, of McAlester, Winfred “Junior” Dunn and wife, Janice, of McAlester, and Larry Dunn and wife, Vickie, of McAlester.

And, mother-in-law, Ava Nadine Bonham, of Krebs; sisters-in-law, Linda Williams and significant other, Greg Steidley, Eva Lovelady, Debbie Boatner and husband, Charles, Lavonna Santino and husband, Glen, Ruth Rainbolt and husband, Eric, and Mary Schultz and husband, Kevin; brothers-in-law, David Bonham and wife, Debbie, Billy Bonham, Mark Bonham and wife, Annette, and Brian Priebe, and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Winfred and Lula Dunn; father-in-law, Ranol Bonham; sister-in-law, Judy Priebe, and nephews, Glenn David Cravines and Andrew Bonham.

Pallbearers will be Darrin Dunn, Jason Dunn, John Dunn, Billy Dunn, Bill Pemberton, Jason Bonham, Chad Boatner and Ronnie Schultz.

Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Clark, Carl Garris, Kenny Morrow, Johnny Harmon, Jim Harris, Jeff Lewis, A.L. Mullins and the other remaining nephews

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