Tahlequah Daily Press


August 2, 2013

Martha Wilkerson

DECATUR, Texas — Martha Aileen Wilkerson, formerly of Bergman, Texas, died Wednesday, July 31, 2013, in Decatur, Texas.

Mrs. Wilkerson was a long time resident of Bergman, where she helped her husband, Lex Wilkerson, run Wilkerson Grocery and Feed Store.

They moved to Tahlequah in 1968, where they owned and operated the Talahoma Motel for many years.

Visitation will be held Friday, Aug. 2, from 6-8 p.m. at Holt Memorial Chapel with Graveside Services in Maplewood Cemetery on Saturday, Aug. 3, at 10 a.m.  Brother Bud Byerley will officiate.

Wilkerson was born March 30, 1929, in Forrest City, Ark., to William and Salina Reaves. 

She is preceded in death by her husband, her parents, four sisters and three brothers.  

She is survived by one son, DeWayne Wilkerson of Toms River, N.J.; and two daughters, Lora Harden of Glenpool, and Rebecca Bradford of Decatur, Texas. She also has seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and numerous nephews and nieces. Condolences can be left online at www.holtchapel.com.

Holt Memorial Chapel, 1904 Capps Road, Harrison, Ark., (870) 741-3481

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