Elizabeth Ann Elswick, 85, of Thackerville died May 15, 2013. She was the widow of Rev. George Edward Elswick.
Elizabeth was born Nov. 11, 1927, in Winchester, Ky. She and George married there on April 15, 1948. She was an administrative coordinator.
A longtime United Methodist, she sang, played piano, and coordinated special programs in churches for many years. She taught Sunday School and was a...
Rev. Daniel Dean Wynn, 83, of Amarillo, Texas, died April 21, 2013.
Dean was born July 3, 1929, in Frederick. He married Darla Reckard on Aug. 1, 1967, in Oklahoma City.
His ministry career began in 1952. He served at Hollister-Sanford, Chickasha-Frisco Avenue, Lawton-Highland, Turpin, Gage, Atoka, New Zion, Hinton, Red Rock, Laverne, Rosston, and Hooker. He officially retired in 1995....
Margot Louise Hunt was born April 10, 2013. She is the daughter of Hilary and Rev. James Hunt, associate pastor at Broken Arrow-First UMC.
Vicki Lyn Fleming Hall, 65, of Piedmont died March 26, 2013. She was the wife of Rev. Andrew Martie Hall Jr., retired elder, who served in the Oklahoma and North Arkansas Conferences.
Vicki was born Nov. 6, 1947, in Little ...
Samuel Henry Goody, 70, of Pauls Valley died Feb. 26, 2013. He was the husband of Rev. Perla Martinez-Goody, a retired Local Pastor.
Sam was born March 7, 1942, in Zanesville, Ohio. Sam and Perla married on May 28, 1965, in Hagerstown, Md. He was a mechanical engineer.
The Goodys moved to Pauls Valley in 2000. Sam’s role was crucial in the remodeling of the UM Hispanic Fellowship of San Mateo.
Survivors include Rev. Goody and daughter Kimberlee...
Marian Spearman Pope, 105, of Oklahoma City died Feb. 7, 2013. She was the widow of Rev. William Carroll Pope.
Marian was born Nov. 7, 1907, in Atlanta, Texas. The couple married in 1926. Rev. Pope was an associate at both OKC-St. Luke’s and Nichols Hills.
Survivors include daughter Carroll Jo Ragsdale, three granddaughters, 13 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Idelle Ophelia Taylor McDaniel, 99, of Nashville, Tenn., died Jan. 27, 2013. She was the widow of Rev. Marion F. McDaniel.
Idelle was born Aug. 10, 1913, in Carbon, Texas.
The McDaniels served almost 40 years in ministry, most of that in western Oklahoma. Following her husband’s death in 1982, Mrs. McDaniel moved from Alva to Nashville, where she was a member of Calvary UMC.
The adoption of Myles Z. Daigle was finalized on Dec. 17, 2012, by Adam and Rev. Shelly Coulter Daigle, pastor at Trinity UMC in Tulsa. Myles’ birthday is Aug. 11, 2011, and he joined the family on Jan. 6, 2012.
Wanda Jean Lemons, 83, of Vinita, died Jan. 13, 2013. She was the wife of Rev. Wishard F. Lemons, retired.
Wanda was born in rural southeastern Oklahoma. She was a...
Rev. Donald Scott Waters, 85, of Norman, died Nov. 30, 2012.
Don was born July 12, 1927, in Cherokee. He was a Navy veteran and held a degree in aeronautical engineering. He married Barbara J. Troup on Aug. 5, 1949, in Enid.
An ordained elder, his ministry career in Oklahoma began at Lamont in 1961. He also pastored at Newkirk, Prairie Chapel, Drumright, Tulsa-Trinity, OKC-St. John’s, and Pauls Valley. He...
Clergy Family - Passages
• Esther Ilene Israel of Keyes died Nov. 3. She was the mother of Tim Israel, pastor at Canute.
• Ricky Welcher of Lindsay died Nov. 4. He was the father of Micah Welcher, pastor at Altus-Highland Heights and Duke.
Rev. Dr. Rollo Dwayne Conner, 74, of Tulsa died Oct. 9, 2012.
Dwayne was born Aug. 22, 1938, in Pryor. He received a Ph.D. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He married Ruthann Corlett on June 12, 1964.
For more than 40 years, he served as a pastor and as a university and seminary professor. Between 1993 and 2005, he ministered at Stilwell and Tulsa-Trinity churches. He also served briefly as assistant...
Clergy Family - Passages
Rev. Robert Edde, 92, of Oklahoma City died Sept. 21, 2012.
Bob was born Nov. 6, 1919, in Quinton. He was a military veteran. In 1942, he married Jeanne Conner.
He served as the Lawton District superintendent, 1978-1983. He pastored at OKC-Grace Church, Weatherford, Moore-First, Sapulpa, and Duncan-First. After retiring in 1985, he was Associate Minister at...
Rev. James Robert "Bob" Bullock, 80, of Lawton, formerly of Poteau, died Aug. 27, 2012.
Bob was born Aug. 8, 1932, in Plant City, Fla., and was an Army veteran.
Beginning in 1959, he served at Gould/Dryden, Caddo, Cameron/Pocola, Commerce, Lenapah/South Coffeyville, Fitzhugh/Mill Creek, Ball Memorial and St. John’s in Tulsa, Beggs, Hale Heights, Wister, Bokoshe, Antlers, Hugo Wesley/Grant Fort, Fairland,...
Rev. William Jake "Bill" Higgins, 89, of Stigler died Aug. 1, 2012.
Bill was born Aug. 17, 1922, in Murry Spur. He was ordained in 1961.
His ministry began in 1952, and he retired in 1987. He pastored at Glencoe, Skedee/Blackburn, Union, Wellston, Ketchum/Cleora, Enid-Trinity, Purcell, OKC-Britton, Tulsa-Centenary, Lake Side, Perry, Poteau, Tulsa-Sheridan Avenue, Idabel, and Stigler; and he was associate at...
Rev. Glenda Kay Buchanan, 67, of Oklahoma City died July 21, 2012.
Kay was born Aug. 10, 1944, in Olney, Texas. She married Robert Neil Buchanan.
Her first career was in the field of nursing, including home healthcare and hospital administration. Then she answered God’s call to minister and graduated in 2004 from Perkins School of Theology. She was ordained an elder in 2007.
Kasen Cross Tiger was born June 1, 2012, the son of Heather and Rev. Aaron Tiger, pastor at Muldrow Trinity UMC.
Mary Elizabeth McCarty, 80, of Oklahoma City died May 27. She was the mother of Rev. Michelle McCarty, pastor at Lawton Heights UMC.
Rev. Arthur Lyons Jr., 66, of Anadarko died May 11, 2012. He was the pastor at St. Paul UMC, Anadarko, at the time of his death.
Arthur was born March 5, 1946. He married Annie Willhoite, his high school sweetheart, on June 23, 1967. He had attended Langston University and was studying at Oklahoma City University.
He began his ministry at St. Paul Church in June 2008. He was active on several Conference committees...
Rev. Dr. Dwight D. Darrah, 84, of Bartlesville died March 26, 2012.
In the 1970s, he was the superintendent of the United Methodist Children’s Home in Tahlequah and the Frances E. Willard Home for Girls in Tulsa. His ministry career extended more than 60 years.
Dwight was born in Oklahoma City on March 31, 1927. He graduated from Oklahoma City University and Boston University.
On Aug. 15, 1951,...
Esther Clarice Lorene Mabery Kay, 91, of Big Cabin died Feb. 27, 2012. She was the widow of Rev. Woodrow "Gene" Kay.
Esther was born Jan. 30, 1921, in Vinita. She and Gene married in 1939.
During World War II, she worked for DuPont. Her husband entered ministry in 1944, and she joined him in serving EUB and United Methodist churches in the state. In 1985 they retired to the Big Cabin area. Rev. Kay died...
Virginia Louise Pipkin, 89, of Pocola, died Jan. 23, 2012. She was the widow of Rev. Morris B. Pipkin, who died in 1999.
Virginia was born Nov. 22, 1922, at Fort Smith, Ark. She and Rev. Pipkin married on Nov. 20, 1940.
A member of Pocola UMC, she was its lay delegate to Annual Conference for many years. She also had been a Lay Leader and member of United Methodist Women.
Survivors include sons M....
Rev. Hardie Mack Higgins, age 67, of Cedar Hill, Texas, died Jan. 23, 2012.
Hardie was born Sept. 8, 1944, in Blackwell. As a young enlisted soldier, he served in Vietnam. Two decades later, he became a U.S. Army chaplain.
In 1983 he earned a divinity degree from Phillips seminary and was an ordained United Methodist elder. He became an active duty chaplain in 1984. Before retiring as a lieutenant...