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Rev. James Robert "Bob" Bullock, 80, of Lawton, formerly of Poteau, died Aug. 27, 2012.

Bob was born Aug. 8, 1932, in Plant City, Fla., and was an Army veteran.

Beginning in 1959, he served at Gould/Dryden, Caddo, Cameron/Pocola, Commerce, Lenapah/South Coffeyville, Fitzhugh/Mill Creek, Ball Memorial and St. John’s in Tulsa, Beggs, Hale Heights, Wister, Bokoshe, Antlers, Hugo Wesley/Grant Fort, Fairland, Arnett, Grandfield, Laverne-Fairview, and Fletcher. After officially retiring in 1997, he provided pulpit ministry until 2007.

He moved to Lawton in 2010, where he attended St. Paul’s UMC.

Survivors include his wife, Vera; son David Bullock; daughter Kimberly Godfrey; and three grandchildren.

Service was Sept. 8 at Poteau-First UMC.

 Rev. Paul Lee Overton Jr., 74, of Edmond died Aug. 27, 2012. He was a Deacon.

Paul was born July 16, 1938, in Chickasha. He married Carol Elaine Brown on Aug. 30, 1958. He was a Navy veteran.

He held a master’s degree in Sacred Music, and his ministry included service at Piedmont-First UMC. He retired in 2003.

Survivors include his wife and his son, David Overton.

Service was Sept. 1 at Edmond-First UMC.


Rev. Arthur Ray Radabaugh, 69, of Tulsa died Sept. 5, 2012.

He was born April 9, 1943, in Parsons, Kan. He and Coral Jean Davis were married 48 years.

He ministered at Depew, Buffalo/Fort Supply, Tulsa-Epworth, Antlers/Soper, and Wetumka/Weleetka and Big Cabin. After retiring in 2006, he was active at Tulsa-First UMC.

Survivors include his wife; sons Robert Ray, John Edward, and Paul Andrew; and six grandchildren.

Service was Sept. 11 at Tulsa-First UMC.


Rev. Conrad Wendell Young, 76, of Muskogee died July 26, 2012. He was a Local Pastor.

Conrad was born June 27, 1936, in Phoenix, Ariz. His ministry began in 1977.

He served churches at Muldrow, Westville-Zion, Carmen/Dacoma, and Eakly/Lookeba. He retired in 2006.

He also worked at Jess Dunn Correctional Center.

Survivors include his wife, Judy; son Conrad Michael Young; daughters June Simmons, Michelle Young, Jennifer Bonnett, Bonnie Rich, and Melissa Plicque; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Service was July 30 at Roberts & Hart Funeral Home, Westville.


Kim Lynell Davis, 55, of Altus, died Aug. 22, 2012. She was the wife of Rev. Bruce Davis, pastor at Altus-Grace United Methodist Church.

Kim Streeter was born Jan. 11, 1957, in Ponca City. Kim and Bruce married on July 10, 1976.

She had been employed at banks and schools and also had been a stay-at-home mother. In 2010, she began her work with the Altus Migrant Program. In 2011, she began teaching in Grace Day School at the church.

Survivors include her husband, Rev. Davis; daughter Meghan Hull; son Michael Davis; parents Don Streeter and Verona Mair; "adopted" son Samuel Qualk; and two grandchildren.

Service was Aug. 27 at Altus-Grace UMC.


Mildred Cleo Stein Bonham, 92, of Yukon died Aug. 26, 2012. She was the widow of Rev. Eugene H. Bonham, who pastored in the Oklahoma and Northern Illinois Conferences.

Mildred was born March 12, 1920. She and Eugene married on Sept. 17, 1946.

Survivors include daughters Anita Bonham and Marilyn Kaler, son David Bonham, and a granddaughter.

Service was Sept. 8 at UM Church of the Good Shepherd in Yukon.


Mattie Cozart Meyer , 89, of Oklahoma City died Sept. 8, 2012. She was the widow of Rev. Lester Allen Meyer, whose ministry included superintendency of three districts.

Mattie was born Dec. 2, 1922. While in high school in Waukomis she met Lester. They married after he served in World War II. In retirement, they lived at Epworth Villa.

Survivors include daughter Annette Harper, who is director of the Oklahoma Conference’s Addiction Ministries; son Richard Meyer; and daughter Carol Schoeffler.

A graveside service was Sept. 13 at Waukomis Cemetery. Memorial service was Sept. 14 at OKC-Nichols Hills UMC.


LuWanda Deloris "Penny" Porter-Young, 82, of Spavinaw died Aug. 20, 2012. She was the widow of Rev. Howard D. Young, a Local Pastor.

Penny was born Dec. 2, 1929. She married Howard on Nov. 22, 1948. She was a beautician.

Service was Sept. 1 at Spavinaw UMC.


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