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GABLE — Rev. John Gable, 95, of Oklahoma City died Feb. 17, 2016.

He was pastoring Bridgeport and Lookeba churches at the time of his death.

His ministry began in 1974 and also included Beggs, Catoosa, Fletcher, Canton, Shidler, Nicoma Park, and Cashion.

Among survivors is daughter Sharon Smith.

Service was Feb. 23 at the Salvation Army Citadel, Oklahoma City.

MILLER — Rev. George Dean Miller, 84, of Oklahoma City died Feb. 18, 2016.

He directed the Council on Ministries, 1976-1982. He pastored at Marshall, Boswell/Soper, Moore-First, Spiro, Chandler, Buffalo, Goodwell, Harrah, Elk City, and Durant.

Among survivors are son Bruce Miller and daughter Cindy Nelson.

Service was Feb. 27 at OKC-Quail Springs. Tribute gifts to: Whiz Kids of Quail Springs.

• Pamela J. Bushyhead, 56, of Miami, Okla., died March 7. She was the mother of Rev. Matt Franks, pastor at Locust Grove.

• Donald Graves, 95, of Enid died March 4. He was the father of Cimarron District Superintendent Charlie Graves.

• Donald Keith Reid, 88, of Claremore died Feb. 24. He was the father of Rev. Daniel Reid, pastor at Cameron and Spiro.


  • Tim Ford, from the Wesley Foundation at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, to Durant-First associate pastor/Wesley Foundation at SEOSU, effective March 1.
  • David Jones, from Manitou to Manitou/Tipton, effective March 1.
  • Lynn Rudd, from Elmer/Tipton to Elmer, effective March 1.
  • Max Whipple, new, to Morning Star UMC, effecctive March 1.
  • Tasha Hollopeter, new, to Chelsea-Epworth UMC, effective Feb. 15.


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