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MARTIN – Betty Lou Martin, 82, of Glenpool died June 6, 2015. She was the wife of Rev. Donald Allen Martin, who retired in 2001. They married on June 27, 1950. Among survivors are sons Stephen and Philip Martin. Service was June 10 at First Church of the Nazarene in Sapulpa.

HESTWOOD – Lenora Grace Hestwood, 94, of Broken Arrow died May 25, 2015. She was the widow of Rev. James Wilbur Hestwood. They were married for 64 years. Among survivors are daughter Connie Davis. Service was June 12 at Asbury UMC in Albuquerque, N.M.

CRUTCHFIELD – Benja Lee "Bennie" Crutchfield, 98, died May 31, 2015, in Oklahoma City. She was the widow of Bishop Finis Crutchfield and the mother of Bishop Charles Crutchfield, retired. Finis and Bennie married in 1941. They served Oklahoma churches until his 1972 election as bishop. His episcopal service was in Louisiana and Texas. Bennie had lived at Epworth Villa for nine years. Service was June 6 at OKC-St. Luke’s UMC. Memorial gifts to: Wesley Community Center, Houston, Texas.

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