Tahlequah Daily Press

Obituaries

February 7, 2014

Michael Joe Yerton Sr.

FORT SMITH — Michael Joe Yerton Sr., 61, of Cookson, died Monday, Feb. 3 in Tulsa. He was born Feb. 10, 1952, in Fort Smith.

He is survived by his two sons, Michael, Jr. and his wife, Jennifer of Cookson, and Kenneth of Mulberry; his sister, Bernetta Boatman and her husband, Ronald of Barling; four grandchildren, Katelyn, Brooklyn, Nathan and Emily; one great-granddaughter Zoie; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  Michael is preceded in death by his mother, Betty; and a brother, Bobby Wayne Yerton, Jr.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 in Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Barling Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7 at Edwards Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Marcus Willsey, Jason Lansdell, Tom Terry, Caleb Wagner, Doug Millsap and Aaron Standridge. Honorary pallbearers will be Lloyd Reed, Jim Williams, Chester Blankenship, Gene Wahl Jr., and Ron Price. To sign an online guestbook, visit www.edwardsfuneralhome.com.

Edwards Funeral Home, 201 N. 12th St., Fort Smith, AR 72901

1
Text Only
Obituaries
Poll

Do you think "blue laws" related to Sunday alcohol sales in Oklahoma should be relaxed? Choose the option that most closely reflects your opinion.

Alcoholic drinks should be sold Sundays in restaurants and bars, and liquor stores should be open.
Alcoholic drinks should be sold Sundays in restaurants and bars only; liquor stores should stay closed.
Liquor stores should be open Sundays, but drinks should not be served anywhere on Sundays.
The law should remain as it is now; liquor stores should be closed, and drinks should be served on Sundays according to county option.
No alcohol should be sold or served publicly on Sundays.
Undecided.
     View Results
Tahlequah Daily Press Twitter
Follow us on twitter
AP Video
Renewed Violence Taking Toll on Gaza Residents 2 Americans Detained in North Korea Seek Help US Employers Add 209K Jobs, Rate 6.2 Pct House GOP Optimistic About New Border Bill Gaza Truce Unravels; Israel, Hamas Trade Blame Raw: Tunisia Closes Borders With Libya Four Rescued From Crashed Plane Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction
Stocks