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Charles Dowland

Charles Dowland 69, a resident of Beggs, died in Beggs on Thursday, May 03, 2007. He was born in Beggs on January 21, 1938 to Ordell Leonard and Pearl (Gonseth) Dowland. Charles graduated from Broken Arrow High School and attended the Oklahoma Military Academy in Claremore. He was a machinist and work for several companies and retired from Braden-Winch Company after 30 years of service. He was a member of the International Machinists Union. Charles enjoyed fishing, woodworking and computers. His father preceded him in death.

Survivors include his mother Pearl Dowland of the home in Beggs, two sisters Mary Louise Kouplen and her husband Ron of Tulsa, Helen Lomax and her husband Phil of Tuttle, OK, one brother David L. Dowland of Tulsa, three aunts Hazel Laffon of Tulsa, Alta Mae Holloway of Preston, Wanda Ashtenberner of California, ten nieces and nephews, six great nieces and nephews, and two great great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 at 2 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church in Beggs with Pastor Robert Yandall officiating. Burial will follow in the Beggs Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday 12-8 p.m. Services are under the direction of the McClendon-
Winters Funeral Home in Beggs.