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Obituaries

Obituaries

Jack Ray Atwood 1926 - 2008 Hodgen, Okla.

Services for Jack Ray Atwood, 81, Hodgen, will be at 10 a.m. today at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener, Okla. Burial will be in Stapp-Zoe Cemetery in Hodgen with an honor guard from the Choctaw Nation participating.Mr. Atwood died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, in Fort Smith, Ark.He was born Nov. 21, 1926, in Cedar Grove, La. He attended various Indian schools in Oklahoma and Haskell Indian Institute, now Haskell Indian Nations University, in Lawrence, Kan. He retired to Cedar Lake near Hodgen.Mr. Atwood served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked at the Boys Industrial School and Salsbury's, both in Topeka, Kan. He then worked at DuPont in Tecumseh, Kan., and later retired.He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Poteau, Okla.Mr. Atwood married Patti Emmert. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include three daughters, Diana Stedman, Fort Worth, Texas, Barbara Deneault, Lincoln, Neb., and Tonya Greiner, Topeka; a stepdaughter, Kathy Butler, Batesville, Ark.; three sons, Michael, Durant, Okla., Ron, Amarillo, Texas, and Larry, Hodgen; three stepsons, Charles Hust, Elk City, Okla., and Richard and Boyce Hust, both of Talihina, Okla.; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.