Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

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COBB — Rev. Alvin Cobb, 97, of Edmond died July 15, 2017. His career began in 1940.

He pastored at Dutton, Perkins, Wheatland, and Hydro and was a Veterans Administration chaplain. While on Honorable Location, he was a nursing home administrator and staff member at OKC-St. Luke’s.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy; daughter, Carol; and stepchildren Stephen, David, and Melissa.

Service was July 28 at St. Luke’s.

COMPTON — Rev. Orra Compton, 97, of Spencer died July 13, 2017. His career was from 1945 to 1990.

He served OKC-McKee, Del City, Sunny Lane, Checotah/Pierce, Tulsa-St. Luke’s, OKC-Christ, Pauls Valley, and Cleveland churches; he directed the Tulsa Council of Churches and the Community Relations Commission.

Survivors include children Reatha, Jerry, and Van Compton and Conna Wilkinson.

Service was July 20 at Church of the Open Arms, Oklahoma City.

TROBAUGH — Rev. Rick Trobaugh, 58, of Elk City, died June 29, 2017.

He pastored at Ringwood, Hooker/Tyrone, Checotah, Sulphur, and Shattuck. He had been a chairman of the Conference Camps’ Board of Trustees.

Survivors include his wife, Trena; son Chris; and daughters Kyleigh Butler, Kelsey Bumgarner, Katelyn Trobaugh, and Kayse Trobaugh.

Service was July 1 at Elk City UMC.

Memorial gifts to: Canyon Camp via online donation or in care of Martin Dugger Funeral Home, P.O. Box 707, Elk City, OK 73648.

POLSON — Rev. Marvin Martin Polson, 92, of Perkins, died June 25, 2017. His career was from 1952 to 1995.

In Oklahoma, he pastored at Stillwater, Dacoma, Moore-Cathedral, Tecumseh-Earlsboro, Texhoma, Henryetta/Dustin, Wynnewood-First/Wynnewood-Reeds Chapel, OKC-Epworth, Buffalo, Orlando/Mulhall, Alva-Otterbein, and Eldorado. He also served in Texas.

He is survived by sons Skip and Pete Polson and daughters Sunny Isenhower, Lori Cornelsen, Jan Polson, and Hope Robertson.

There was a private family service.

Memorial gifts to: The Education and Employment Ministry (TEEM), Oklahoma City.

LYONS — Rev. Jack Lyons, 87, of Edmond, died July 18, 2017.

Across 31 years, he served churches at Lawton, Cache, Alfalfa, Lucien, Kremlin, Nash, Jefferson, Renfrow, Oklahoma City, Enid, Tecumseh, Okarche and Elgin. He retired in 1992.

Among survivors are sons Tom and Mike Lyons.

Service was July 24 at Edmond-First UMC. Memorial gifts to: Edmond-First’s Memorial Fund.

MILLER — Bonnie Miller, 89, of Enid died June 15, 2017. She was a diaconal minister, most recently serving at OKC-Nichols Hills.

Among survivors are a brother, Rev. Glenn Miller, retired.

Service was June 23 at Epworth Villa in Oklahoma City.

LUTTRELL — J. Verlene Luttrell, 88, of Oklahoma City died June 23, 2017. She was the widow of Rev. Bill Luttrell, who died in 1998.

There were no services. Burial was in Bethany Cemetery.

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