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In memoriam

Rev. Charles Wallace

Rev. Charles Presley "Chuck" Wallace, 77, of Oklahoma City died Dec. 10, 2010. He ministered in Oklahoma and Kentucky.

Chuck was born Feb. 18, 1933, in Houston, Texas. He attended Asbury Theological Seminary and Oklahoma City University. He was a Navy veteran.

In 1957, he began his ministry service in Oklahoma at Woodlawn. He also served at Alex, Chickasha-Epworth, Choctaw, Nicoma Park, Hugo, Weatherford, Pryor, and Guymon Victory Memorial; and, in Oklahoma City, at Southern Hills, Village, Linwood, and Lambuth. He retired in 1996.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Jean Kane Wallace; son, Charles "Chip" Wallace Jr. of Houston; daughter, Deborah Jean Wallace of Oklahoma City; and two grandchildren.

Service was Dec. 15 at Southern Hills UMC.

Frank James

Dr. Frank William James, 57, of Wynnewood died Nov. 30, 2010. He was the husband of Rev. Kay Karen Kennedy, who is the pastor at Paoli UMC.

Frank was born Feb. 19, 1953, in McAlester. The couple married on April 23, 1983, at Edmond.

He graduated from Panhandle State University and Oklahoma City University, where he received his doctorate in law. In 1990, he moved his private practice from Oklahoma City to Wynnewood, where he also farmed and ranched.

He was a founding member of the Hartshorne United Methodist Church and associate member of the Wynnewood and Paoli churches. He was active in several civic groups, including as chairman for the Washita District of Boy Scouts. He was a member of the Choctaw Nation.

Survivors include his wife, Rev. Kennedy; daughter Mary Sparks and son Dale Wade James, both of Hartshorne; and five grandchildren.

Service was Dec. 3 at Wynnewood-First.

Ann L. Rettig of Norman died Dec. 2. She was the mother of Rev. Chuck Rettig, pastor of the Holdenville church.


Joshua Lloyd Daniel and Ann Taylor Daniel were born Nov. 5, 2010. Their parents are Ginger and Rev. David Daniel, senior pastor of Ada-First UMC.


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