McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

July 18, 2013

Anna D. White


Submitted report

McALESTER — Anna D. White, 89, of Hartshorne, died Saturday, July 13, 2013, at Beare Manor Nursing Center in Hartshorne.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Elmwood Cemetery with Bobby Nichols officiating. Burial will be Elmwood Cemetery in Hartshorne. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Brumley-Mills Funeral Home of Hartshorne.

Born May 10, 1924, in Blocker, she was the daughter of Will and Annie Garis. She married Elmo “Pete” White on Jan. 1, 1943, in Belton, Texas.

She enjoyed fishing and gardening.

She was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Bobby E. and Melinda White, of Bixby; four grandchildren, Kelli Ann Karr, Mountville, Penn., Stacy Lynn Torre, of Okay, Leslie Dawn Orr, Hewitt, Texas, and Emily Anna White, of Tulsa; two great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

Also, three brothers, Bill Garis, of Shawnee, James Garis, Vale, Ore., and Carl Garis, of Crowder, and three sisters, Betty Franklin, of Hartshorne, Carol Sukenis, of Norman, and Thelma Christian, Cloudland, Ga.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmo “Pete” White; parents, Will and Annie Garis; two brothers, Ray Garis and Tommy Garis, and one sister, Aline White.

Vincent ‘Vince’ Buster Ardese

Vincent “Vince” Buster Ardese, 58, of McAlester, died Monday, July 15, 2013, at McAlester Regional Health Care Center.

The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Jones-Harkins Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Jones-Harkins Chapel with the Rev. Charles Watkins officiating. Burial will be at Mountain Station Cemetery in the Damon Community. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Harkins Funeral Home of Wilburton.