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Pokey (Cantrell) Deaton
January 15, 1937 - February 16, 2016
© Criswell Funeral Home
Submitted by: Jo Aguirre


Services for Pokey Deaton, 79, of Ada, are 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Baptist Church, Revs. David Gray and Coy Howry will officiate. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Criswell Funeral Home.

Mrs. Deaton passed away Saturday, February 6, 2016 at her home. She was born January 15, 1937 in Ada to Lawrence Edward and Iva Muriel Herrin Cantrell. She attended Irving Grade School and graduated from Byng High School.

She married Thomas Odell Deaton on June 3, 1955 in Byng. Mrs. Deaton formerly owned and operated a fabric shop and she was a seamstress. Later, she retired from Pre-Paid Legal as an Administrative Assistant. Mrs. Deaton attended Trinity Baptist Church, had served on the Pontotoc County Fair Board and was also a member of the Home Extension Club. She operated the Country Kitchen at the Fair and the Livestock Show for many years. Mrs. Deaton had also volunteered with the Valley View Regional Hospital Auxiliary.

Survivors include her husband, Odell, of the home; a daughter, Denise Adams and her husband Brad of Tuttle; two sons, Tommy Deaton and his wife Karrie of Ada, and Teddy Wayne Deaton and his wife Misty of Atwood; a brother, Joe Cantrell and wife Pam of Atwood; eight grandchildren, Jason Adams, Tyler Adams, Jordan Adams, Jeff Deaton, Ryan Deaton, Olivia Deaton, Stormy Deaton and Wyatt Deaton; and ten great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Retha Robbins and Lou Ann McVay; and a granddaughter, Ashely Adams.

Bearers will be her grandsons.

The family would like to thank Encompass Home Health, McCortney Family Hospice, Dr. Bruce Dennis and special caregivers Debra Bailey and Peggy Atwood for their care and friendship during this time. The family says those who wish may make memorials to the Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children, 3800 N. May Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73112-6506.

Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to criswellfh.com.

Criswell Funeral Home, Ada


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