Obituary – Margaret Newberry Reed

Margaret Newberry Reed went to her home in Heaven on June 26, 2022. Born in Wetumka, Okla., on December 31, 1931, to Will and Grace Lair Boyd. Her family moved to Sand Springs in 1947, she married Bob Newberry in 1948. Margaret is preceded in death by her husbands Bob Newberry and Valton Reed, her […]

Prayer Request – Rev. Mark Norman

Please be in prayer for Rev. Mark Norman and his family as he recovers from partial foot amputation surgery. Rev. Norman currently serves at Highland Valley UMC in Little Rock.

Obituary – Rev. James Dell Keith

Rev. James Dell Keith (Brother Jim and HMP) fulfilled his calling on June 18, 2022. He was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas on November 7, 1935, to Morris and Mildred Braughton Keith. He graduated from Arkansas State University in 1955 and holds a Master of Divinity degree from Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado. […]

Obituary – Rev. William (Bill) Watson Ferguson Jr.

Rev. William (Bill) Watson Ferguson Jr., age 77, of Benton, was born February 15, 1945 in Little Rock, Arkansas to William Watson Ferguson Sr. and Ethel Marie Siefert Ferguson. He passed from this life to be with our Lord Jesus on June 2, 2022 following a 4 year battle with cancer. Bill was in Hospice […]

Obituary – Helen “Ruth” Gosnell

Helen Ruth Gosnell, of Fowler, Ohio, was called home on Thursday, May 26, 2022, following a period of declining health. She was 87. Ruth was born December 10, 1934, in Ridgway, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Andrew & Helen Ruth (Buehler) Abplanalp. She graduated in 1952 from Ridgway High School and furthered her education at Meadville City […]

Obituary – Thela Mae Alagood

Thela Mae Alagood, 97, of Little Rock, passed away May 24, 2022. Born January 15, 1925, in Marietta, Oklahoma, she was the daughter of Charlie Aldon and Myrtle Mae Johnson Bigham. A graduate of East Central State College in Ada, Oklahoma, she was a devoted wife and homemaker. She was a member of Trinity United […]

Watch Where You Step!

This past week, I was able to have coffee with several clergy friends in the Northwest District. I was truly blessed by the presence of each person and was inspired by their stories of faith, hope, and mission. One of the pastors that I visited with was Rev. Sara Pair of Sequoyah UMC in Fayetteville, […]