The Cherokee Nation has named the dialysis center at the Redbird Smith Health Center in Sallisaw as the Janelle Lattimore-Fullbright Dialysis Center.
The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council passed the resolution naming the dialysis center on Dec. 12.
The late Janelle Echo Lattimore-Fullbright of Sallisaw served as a tribal councilor from 2007 to 2015. During her tenure on the tribal council she served her final term as the deputy speaker and health committee chairperson. Fullbright also served on the Cherokee Nation Gaming Commission and most recently on the Cherokee Nation Business board of directors.
Mrs. Fullbright was instrumental in getting the dialysis center in Sallisaw.
She died Dec. 10 at the age of 70. Services were held Dec. 14 at Immanuel Baptist Church in Sallisaw, and interment was in Akins Cemetery. A retired school teacher, Mrs. Fullbright was the daughter of Samuel Loyd and Juanita (Garvin) Lattimore.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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