Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

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ADLER – Rev. Nancy Lee Adler, 63, of Bixby died March 3, 2015, in Tulsa.

Serving almost 25 years, she pastored churches in Lookeba, El Reno, Comanche, Snyder, Laverne, and Tahlequah.

Survivors include her son Neill and daughter Mandie.

Service was March 8 at Bixby-First UMC. Memorial gifts to: Oklahoma UM Clergy Crisis Fund.

PERRY – Rev. Robert Thomas "R.T." Perry, 80, of Tipton, died March 4, 2015.

Between 1991 and retirement in 2004, R.T. served churches in Alfalfa, Westville, Jay, and Cache.

Survivors include his wife, Reva; four children, Robert Perry, Ronnie Perry, Donna Altom, and Denise Knight; and three stepchildren, Mitchell Hines, Mark Hines, and Rhonda Hines Hukill.

Service was March 8 at Tipton-First UMC. Burial, with full military honors, was in the Tipton Cemetery.

WILLIAMS – Florence Lund Williams, 93, died in Nashville, Tenn., on Feb. 7, 2015. She was the widow of Rev. T. Poe Willams, who died in 1984.

She had worked as a director of Christian Education and later for UM Discipleship Ministries (formerly the Board of Discipleship).

Survivors include sons William LeRoy Lund, Steven Francis Lund, and Timothy Westcott Lund; and stepdaughters Laura Williams Sarkisian and Twyla Williams Hulme.

Service was Feb. 11 at St. Mark’s UMC, Murfreesboro, Tenn. Memorial gifts may be made to that church’s Building Fund.

Robert Mark Blacksten died March 11. He was the father of Rev. Brandon Blacksten, pastor of Hydro UMC.

Carolyn Joy Terrell died March 12. She was the mother of Kristin Terrell-Wilkes, Office of Mission coordinator at the United Methodist Ministry Center, and mother-in-law of Rev. Jack Terrell-Wilkes, pastor of Spencer/Urban Mission.


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