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Waylon Dancer, new, to Wilson UMC (Ardmore District), effective Nov. 1, 2013.

Darryl Owen to Withdrawn from South Coffeyville/Lenapah (Bartlesville), effective Nov. 15, 2013.

Samuell-SamPaul Fields II to Discontinued from Warren Memorial UMC (Ardmore), effective Nov. 15, 2013.

Lee George, new, to Hardesty UMC (Woodward), effective Dec. 15, 2013.

Jeremy Jones to Warner UMC (Muskogee), effective Jan. 1.

Craig Cark to Muldrow-Roland Trinity UMC (Muskogee) from Gore/Warner (Muskogee), effective Jan. 1.


Lucilee Ruth Lyda, 92, of Bedford, Texas, died Dec. 19, 2013. She was the widow of Rev. Mix Eldon Lyda.

Lucy was born June 4, 1921, at Inola and graduated from Deer Creek High School in 1939. She married Rev. Lyda in 1940. He pastored in northeastern Oklahoma.

At Dewey, the couple ran the Creative Interiors store. Lucy was an active member of First UMC. At Copan UMC, she taught an adult Sunday School class.

She was a resident of Dewey from 1954 to 2012, when she moved to live with family at Bedford.

Among survivors are children Pam Cook, Eldonna Ward, Valorie Peake, and Van Lyda; and 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, in 1998, and by daughter Karyn and son Mickey

Service was Dec. 27 at Dewey-First UMC. Memorials may be made to that church or to Martin UMC, Bedford, Texas.

Wesley James Crone of Oklahoma City died Dec. 30, 2013. He was the father of Rev. Lisa Crone, chaplain at Epworth Villa retirement community.


Nora Mae White was born Nov. 27, 2013. She is the daughter of Jackie and Rev. Peter White, an associate pastor at Tulsa-First UMC.







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