Bessie Lou Guinn, 66 of Colcord, Oklahoma, died November 20, 2010 at Washington Regional Medical Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas.. Born August 16, 1944, in Claremore, Oklahoma, she was the daughter of Lloyd C. January and Minnie Guess January. She was a lifelong resident of Colcord and had worked for the Cherokee Nation for the past 28 years. She was a member of the Colcord Church of Christ.

Survivors include one son, Bradley Ellis of Colcord, one daughter Kim Nichols, of Gentry, Ark.; two grandchildren, Melissa Pickering and Jason Nichols, both of Siloam Springs, Ark; great grandchildren, Zane and Kadee Pickering of Siloam Springs; her mother Minnie January of Jay, Okla.; two sisters, Kathy Owens of Lowell, Ark. and Bonnie Amos of Tecumseh, Okla. and one brother, Lloyd January of Pryor, Okla.

Pallbearers will be Michael Ellis, Will Farris, Grant Goucher, Kyle Nichols, Darrell Norvell and Barry Owens.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Saturday, November 27 at Wasson Memorial Chapel, Siloam Springs, with Pastor Larry Ellis officiating. Burial will follow at Row Cemetery, Colcord, Okla. Visitation will be 6 8 p.m., Friday, November 26, at Wasson Funeral Home, Siloam Springs. To sign the online guest book, visit Arrangements are under the direction of Wasson Funeral Home, Siloam Springs, Ark.