POCOLA–Esta Alice “Shorty” Pipkins, 95, of Pocola, passed away Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012 in Fort Smith. She was born June 21, 1916 in Pocola to John Eric & Gaitha (Tucker) Gregory, was a Baptist and a homemaker.
Services are Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Pocola. Interment will follow in Macedonia Cemetery under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Andy; two sisters; two brothers; and two grandsons.
Survivors include her daughters, Mary Welker and Melba Large of Spiro, and Linda Oehlschlager of Poteau; seven sons, Tom Pipkins, Aaron Pipkins of Pocola, Gary Pipkins of Spiro, Paul David Pipkins of Big Cedar, Roy Daniel Pipkins of Hackett, Kenny Eugene Pipkins of Spiro and Gerald Don Pipkins of Pocola; and three generations of grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be her sons.
The family will be at the funeral home Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. to visit with relatives and friends.
You may leave an online message at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com.