Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

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Rev. Jane Ellen Dibden, 56, of Forgan died Jan. 5, 2015. She was Supply Pastor for the Gate and Forgan churches.

Survivors include son Arthur Schwab; daughters Amy Turner, and Lisa, Jasmine, and Jessica Schwab; and her mother, Jean Dibden.

Service was Jan. 9 at Forgan UMC, with burial in Maine.

Rev. Homer Ray Williams Jr., 95, of Cordell died Dec. 27, 2014. He was a retired Associate Member.

His ministry in the Oklahoma Conference began in 1977 and included Hydro, Cheyenne/Reydon, Tyrone, Laverne/Fairview and Cloud Chief UMC.

Survivors include daughter Ellen Scott and sons Steven, Lawrence, Jerry, and Dean.

Service was Dec. 31 at Cordell-First UMC, with burial at Lawnview Cemetery.

Rev. Archie J. Taylor, 90, of Norman died Dec. 30, 2014. He was a retired Local Pastor.

He pastored at Chouteau and Afton between 1986 and 1990.

Survivors include his daughter Nancy and his first wife, Dora.

Service was Jan. 6 at First Christian Church of Norman, with burial at Sunset Memorial Park.

Rev. Argus James Hamilton Jr., 91, of Oklahoma City died Jan. 6, 2015. He was a former South OKC District superintendent.

Between 1948 and retirement in 1990, he pastored at Boswell, Spiro/Panama, Stroud, OKC-Village, Lawton-Centenary, Ponca City-First, Muskogee-St. Paul, Bartlesville-First, Ardmore-First, and OKC-Chapel Hill.

Survivors include his wife, Claudia Hamilton; daughter Mari Jean; and sons Billy and Argus III.

Service was Jan. 10 at Moore-First.

Marian Miller, 82, of Edmond died Jan. 11, 2015. She was the wife of Rev. George Dean Miller, retired. Service is pending.

• Curtis Glassco died Jan. 6, 2015. He was the father of Rev. Kurt Glassco, pastor at Catoosa-Disciple.

• Mary Sam died Jan. 10, 2015. She was the mother of Rev. Cyvil Burks, pastor of Ardmore-Warren Memorial.

Alton Potts, to Sallisaw UMC from Lawton-First, effective Jan. 15.
Randy Scraper, to Lawton-First from OKC-Nichols Hills, effective Jan. 1.
Trevor Smith, to OKC-Nichols Hills from Sallisaw UMC, effective Jan. 15.
Michael Morgan, to Keota from McCurtain/Keota, effective Jan. 1.
David Rose, retired, from Shawnee-Trinity (closed), effective Jan. 1.
Bennie Warner, retired, from OKC-South Lee (closed), effective Jan. 1.


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