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In memoriam

Milton Carlin

Rev. Dr. Milton O. Carlin, 79, of Tulsa died Nov. 10, 2010. He was a retired Local Pastor.

"Doc" was born Feb. 7, 1931, in Tulsa. An alumnus of the veterinary school at Oklahoma State University, he worked for 55 years at Affordable Pet Care Veterinary clinic.

He ministered at Tulsa-Grace UMC from 1996 to 2001.

Survivors include daughter Corby Carlin Winters of Georgia, son Scott Winters of Colorado, and five grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Eddi.

Memorial service was Nov. 24 at Tulsa-First UMC.


Dorothy Graham

Dorothy May Wright Graham, 92, of Oklahoma City died Nov. 9, 2010. She was the widow of Rev. George Graham.

Dorothy was born in Granite on Oct. 26, 1918. She graduated with honors in 1950 from Oklahoma City University, where she also met her husband.

She was active in many aspects of The United Methodist Church, but she was particularly interested in work with children and did a lot of teaching labs for that mission.

Following Rev. Graham’s death in 1982, she went to work at OCU as administrative assistant to the Dean of the Chapel, where she worked until 2008, retiring at age 89. She also established the George G. Graham Memorial Scholarship Fund, through the Oklahoma United Methodist Foundation; her husband’s ministry career, which began in 1945, included service as a superintendent in two districts.

Her involvement in the life of OCU was wide and energetic and included sponsorship of the religious sorority, Kappa Phi. Among honors she received from OCU were: the Paul W. Milhouse Award, for her work in university-church relations; recognitions as Mrs. OCU Homecoming, Outstanding Alumna of the School of Religion, and Employee of the Year; and the OCU Distinguished Alumni Award.

OCU established the Dorothy Graham Endowment, and the United Methodist Foundation for Higher Education honored her.

Survivors include extended family members.

Service was Nov. 13 at OKC-Nichols Hills UMC.


Theron Karns, 90, of Stillwater died Nov. 18, 2010. He was the father of Rev. Ruth Atterberry, associate pastor at McAlester-First.


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