McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

Breaking News

Obituaries

May 22, 2013

Ronald Lee “Ronnie” Smith

McALESTER — Ronald Lee “Ronnie” Smith, 65, of Scipio, died Friday, May 17, 2013, at his home.

His body is to be willed to the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. June 16 at Mr. D’s Grocery, 4235 N. Highway 113. Dress is casual for the memorial service. Arrangements are under the direction of Bishop Funeral Service of McAlester.

Born May 27, 1947, in McAlester, he was the son of Bennie Smith Sr. and Myrtle Mae (Bunch) Smith. He grew up in the McAlester area, graduating from McAlester High School.

He entered the United States Air Force in 1965 and was honorably discharged in 1968.

He attended technical welding school and worked various jobs, including custodian of First Baptist Church of McAlester for several years.

He married Cora Evelene Ellis on April 9, 2004, in McAlester.

He was a member of Richville Baptist Church and enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Survivors include his wife, Cora Evelene Smith, of the home; 11 children; brothers, Melvin Smith and wife, Elsie, of McAlester, Charles Smith and wife, Lois, of Muskogee, and Denver Smith and wife, Patty, of McAlester.

Also, sisters, Ina Weaver, of McAlester, and Ruby Smith, of McAlester; brothers-in-law, Louie Ellis and wife, Cloe, of McAlester, Dale Ellis and wife, Mary, of the McAlester area, Eddie Ellis and wife, Rhonda, of Tannehill, and Jimmy Ellis and wife, Debbie, of Blanco.

And, sisters-in-law, Mary Smith, of McAlester, Gerdi Smith, of Hartshorne, Ellen Rogers, of McAlester, Linda Leedy, of Ohio, Sharron Stitz, of Clayton, and Eunice Paxton, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bennie Smith Sr. and Myrtle Mae (Bunch) Smith; five brothers; one sister; three brothers-in-law and four sisters-in-law.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • Bette Jo Williams

    Heaven opened its gates for Bette Jo Williams, 84, on Saturday, July 19, 2014, following a brief illness with pancreatic cancer. Bette lived in McAlester, OK, for 60 years. She moved to Edmond, OK, two months ago in order to be closer to her sons and family members. Bette was born on the family farm near Washington, OK, on March 11, 1930.

    July 22, 2014

  • Lynn 'Gene' Eugene Wilkerson

    Lynn "Gene" Eugene Wilkerson, 80, of Quinton, died Monday, July 21, 2014.

    July 22, 2014

  • Lynn E. 'Cheatum' Weeks

    Lynn E. “Cheatum” Weeks, 64, McAlester, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, in McAlester.

    July 22, 2014

  • Dan Moody Morris

    Dan Moody Morris, 85, of McAlester, died Friday, July 18, 2014, at his home.

    July 22, 2014

  • Otis Jefferson

    Otis Jefferson, 84, of McAlester, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at his home.

    July 22, 2014

  • Alyce Lerblance

    Alyce Lerblance, 90, of Hartshorne, died Monday, July 21, 2014, at Beare Manor Nursing Center in Hartshorne.

    July 22, 2014

  • Alta Yvonne Jackson

    Alta Yvonne Jackson, 88, of McAlester, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at her residence.

    July 22, 2014

  • Glen Dale Emery

    Glen Dale Emery, 79, of Indianola, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at his home.
    Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Chaney Harkins Funeral Home.

    July 22, 2014

  • Doris J. Bolding

    Doris J. Bolding, 78, of McAlester, died Monday, July 21, 2014, at a local nursing center.

    July 22, 2014

  • 7 20 MARY CALLAHAN.jpg Mary A. Callahan

    Mary A. Callahan, 87, of McAlester, died July 18, 2014, at McAlester Regional Health Center.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo