Okmulgee Obituaries

Okmulgee Obituaries

Local obituary notices in Okmulgee, OK

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  • Wednesday Jul 27 | via KRMG-AM Tulsa 

    Oklahoma's first black state senator dies at 86

    Family members say Oklahoma's first black state senator, who held a sit-in at the state Capitol with civil rights icon Clara Luper and fought to keep the state's only historically black university open, has died. Sonya Porter says her father, E. Melvin Porter, died Tuesday at his Oklahoma City home after contracting a fever while in hospice care.

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  • Saturday Jul 16 | via Star Tribune 

    Obituary: Florence Cobb instructed generations of da...

    From the segregated schools of Nashville to the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato, the tireless dance instructor encouraged generations of students to express themselves through their bodies - and convinced administrators that it was a legitimate academic and artistic pursuit. Cobb, 95, died at her Burnsville home June 24. As founder of then-Mankato State's dance program, the Oklahoma native transformed a hodgepodge of classes in the school's physical education department in the 1960s into a formal academic minor.

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  • Wednesday Jul 6 | via Sequoyah County Times 

    Jerry Ben Robertson

    Jerry Ben Robertson, 73, of Vian, passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, in Vian. He was born on Sept.

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