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THOMAS – Patty Ann Stevens Thomas, 77, of Tulsa died July 2, 2014. She was the wife of Rev. David Thomas.

Patty was born Jan. 6, 1937, in Wickliffe, Kentucky; the family moved to Tulsa when she was 5.

During high school, she began attending Tulsa-Sheridan Avenue UMC, where David was a youth director. On Aug. 31, 1956, they were married at the church.

Patty loved to serve and always found her place of ministry wherever David was appointed. In retirement, they have been active in the Senior Adult Ministry at Tulsa-Asbury UMC.

Survivors include two sons, Chuck Thomas and Matthew Thomas; daughter Penny Stockman; and five grandchildren.

Service was July 7 at Asbury UMC. Memorials to: Mission Outreach, Asbury UMC.

BANKS – Cowley Carl Banks Jr., 66, of Guymon died July 7, 2014.

He was the husband of Rev. Jacki Banks, pastor of Morning Star UMC in Hough.

Carl was born Aug. 30, 1947, in Elk City, and was baptized as a teenager, in California. He married Beverly Jean Thomas on Sept. 19, 1970. He was a 32nd-degree Master Mason.

His passion was farming. He taught vocational agriculture and had a career in banking.

Carl Banks married Jacki Lewis on Jan. 1, 1994.

He was a member of Morning Star UMC.

Survivors include his wife, Rev. Banks; son Clint Banks; daughter Patti Johnson; stepson Tommy Lewis; and four granddaughters.

Service was July 11 at First Baptist Church in Willow.


Frank Young, new, to Gene Autry UMC (Ardmore District), effective June 15.


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