McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

October 5, 2013

Norma Epps


Submitted report

McALESTER — Norma Epps, 78, of McAlester, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, in McAlester.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery Monday with Pastor James Crowson officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Brumley-Mills Funeral Home.

She was born on Sept. 17, 1935, in Indianola to Mike and Cecile (Barlow) Lewis. She grew up in the Indianola area and attended school there. As an adult, she lived in Nashville, Tenn. for several years and has been back in McAlester for the past 20 years. She liked to stay active with things like swimming, sewing, quilting and playing cards and dominoes. She was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by daughters, Sherry Crabtree, of Brentwood, Tenn., and Regina Hickman, of Gallatin, Tenn.; grandchildren, Troy Crabtree, Lynn Pewitt, Jimmy Hickman, Kevin Hickman; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, and sisters-in-law, Truman and Sue Lewis, of McAlester, Mike and Pauline Lewis, of Dallas; sister, Theda DiSilvestro, of McAlester.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Sherry Jean Warren

Sherry Jean Warren, 58, died Oct. 3, 2013, in Oklahoma City.

A viewing will be held at Mallory Chapel, in Stigler, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Mallory Chapel in Quinton, and on Monday from 10  to 7 p.m.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church, in Quinton, with Revs. Rick McElyea and Jay Stephens officiating. Burial will follow at Sans Bois Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home and Crematory of Stigler.

She was was born on May 31, 1955, to Addell and Joyce (Leird) Warren in Stigler. She was baptized in the Christian faith becoming a member of the First Baptist Church of Kinta at a young age.

As a young child she was known for her beautiful long blonde hair and sunny smile. Her favorite activities were sewing (starting with Barbie doll clothes) and reading. These were hobbies she enjoyed all her life. As an adult she always had a book or sewing project close by. She made quilts and cross-stitch pictures for family and friends.

Following high school graduation she began nurses training, eventually obtaining her registered nurses’ license. Her 25-year nursing career was spent primarily at McAlester General Hospital. Poor health forced her retirement in 2003. She was well-liked and missed by her many co-workers.

In November of 1972, she and Robert Satterfield were married. They had three children. Family was important to her and she fought a courageous battle to live long enough to see grandchildren. Among her last words was a thanksgiving to God for allowing her to do so.

We will love and miss her everyday of our lives. She is survived by her daughter, Robin Burgess and husband, Charles, of Quinton; two sons; James Satterfield, and partner, Sherry Ary, of Enterprise, Matthew Satterfield, and wife, Stephanie, of Quinton; her grandsons, Noah Burgess, and Matty Satterfield, both of Quinton; step-grandchildren; Lindsey Burgess, of Warner; Emma Talley Satterfield, of Quinton, Jacob, and Whitney Nelson, of Warner; sister, Shelia Tuley and husband Dan of Wynnewood; and brother, Steve Warren of Pauls Valley. A host of loving nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents; Vineta Leird and Tom Warren.

Pallbearers are Jimmy Bookout; C.J. Pryor; Josh Purdom; Jess Purdom; Derrick Tuley; Chase Warren

Honorary Pallbearers are Rocky Purdom and Marc Satterfield.