Rev. Barbara Brown passed away on July 23. The retired elder served six churches in the Oklahoma Conference between 1991 and 2012, including Franklin, Tulsa-Christ, Hugo-Paul’s Chapel, Moore-First, Muskogee-Honor Heights and Muskogee-Spencer. Services are pending.
Martha Carson Hardt passed in Dallas on Aug. 22. She was 99 years old. Martha was the surviving spouse of Bishop John Wesley Hardt, who led the Oklahoma Conference between 1980 and 1988. Memorial services for Marta are pending.
Rev. Mike Smith, who was serving as the pastor of Muskogee-First, passed away on Sept. 2. He was 61 years old. Previous congregations include Hardesty, Mooreland and Ponca City-First. A memorial service will be held on Sept. 5 at Muskogee-First. Thoughts and memories to the family may be sent through the Cornerstone Funeral Home in Muskogee.