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Orvilon Faye Checotah-Dyar
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Birth: Nov. 4, 1950
Holdenville
Hughes County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Oct. 16, 2010
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma County
Oklahoma, USA

Orvilon Faye Checotah was born to Orvil L. Harris, Sr. and Wilbertine Checotah on November 4, 1950 in Holdenville, Oklahoma. She was raised by her great-grandmother Mrs. Ollie Mae Cummings.

She attended elementary and high school in Holdenville. In 1970, she relocated to Oklahoma City, and graduated from Draughon's School of Business.

Orvilon learned to sew at an early age and had a passion for sewing. She owned and operated a busniess from her home which she named "Checotah's Closet." She later became a healthcare provider and was employed by Mercy Hospice until her health began to fail.

Orvilon was a member of the Greater Mt. Olive Baptist Church. She was a member of the Senior Choir and served as a member of the Grief Ministry.

After a lengthy illness, and being in and out of the hospital for most of the year 2010, Orvilon departed this life on Saturday, October 16, at OU Medical Center.

Orvilon was preceded in death by her mother, great-grandmother, one son, Orvil Antoine Knighton, and one grandson, Jonathan Jones. She is survived by her very significant other, Mr. Phillip Harding, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; her father Mr. Orvil L. Harris, Sr., Ada, Oklahoma; two daughters, DaNienne L. Robinson, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Cheryl D. Knighton-Smith, Las Vegas, Nevada; two sons, Rickey J. Knighton II (Susan), Norman, Oklahoma and Richard E. Jones, Durango, Colorado; one sister Llwellen Miller, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; one brother, Orvil L. Harris, Jr., Loveland, Colorado; 15 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 
 
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 Parents:
  Orvil Lee Harris (1931 - 2013)
 
 Children:
  Orvil Antoine Knighton*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Buchner Memorial Cemetery
Holdenville
Hughes County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Created by: RJK
Record added: Oct 21, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60422534
Orvilon Faye Checotah-Dyar
Added by: RJK
 
Orvilon Faye Checotah-Dyar
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- DaNienne Lynette
 Added: Feb. 11, 2011
R.I.P. Mother: although we were not brought together here on this earth, I know I will be blessed to see you on the other side. Until then I await our reunion. Thank you for the gift of life.
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 Added: Nov. 1, 2010
 
 
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