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  • Seth Yisrael Vanzant was born April 19, 2014. He is the son of Carla and Rev. Semaj Vanzant, pastor of OKC-The Christ Experience UMC.
  • Xane Hodson was born April 24, 2014. He is the son of Joelle and Rev. Phil Hodson, pastor in Hugo at First and Wesley UMCs.
  • Riley Sue Combs was born April 23, 2014. She is the daughter of Jodi and David Combs, director/manager at Canyon Camp.


Juanita Howard, 87, of Marlow died May 2, 2014. She was the wife of Rev. Orval Ray Howard, retired Local Pastor.

Juanita was born Feb. 13, 1927, in Bray. She and Ray married on Jan. 31, 1946, in Duncan. She was a full-time homemaker and a member of Marlow-First UMC.

Survivors include Rev. Howard; son Orval Dean Howard; daughters Patricia Ann Hughes, Suzette Davis, and Julia May Foley; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Service was May 5 at Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home in Marlow.

Roger "Roddy" Bizzell died April 18, 2014. He was the father of Rev. John Bizzell, pastor at Carmen and Dacoma.


On April 1, 2014, Thomas Vance Eddy and Rev. Tiffany Ann Smith were married at the Old Sheldon Church Ruins in Beaufort, S.C. She ministers as a U.S. Navy chaplain to the female U.S. Marine Recruits at 4th Recruit Training Battalion aboard Marine Corps Recruiting Depot, Paris Island, S.C.


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