Milestones, October 2016
Bernice Crudup, 99, and F. Ray Duncan, 101
F. Ray Duncan and Bernice Crudup
F. Ray Duncan has been a member at the Valley Church of Christ in Sun City/Menifee, Calif., for more than 30 years. He still does announcements and leads prayers. He is a great influence to the younger men.
Bernice Crudup is 99 and will turn 100 next year on July 15. She is still very active and faithful in the congregation and has been a member since the Valley Church of Christ opened its present location in Sun City/Menifee.
100th: Lorene Hamilton
Walnut Ridge, Ark.
Charles and Sue Williams
Joe and Rosemary Capshaw
Edgar Beagle1937 — 2016
Edgar Beagle, 79, of Indianapolis, died Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Louisville, Ky., after suffering a heart attack. Edgar was born in Weirton, W.Va., graduated from Florida Christian College in Temple Terrace, Fla., and was a minister for the Churches of Christ for more than 50 years in West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana and California.
Edgar is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Grace (Ann) Beagle; one son, Thad (wife Lani) of Batesville, Ark.; two daughters, Cindy McIntyre (husband Gary) of Elizabethtown, Ky., and Melody Baker-Cole (husband David) of Berryville, Va.; six grandchildren; four great-grandbabies; and one sister, Navella King. He was preceded in death by his parents, C.D. and Mable Beagle; a brother, H. Dean Beagle; and son-in-law, Ray Baker.
Stanley R. Maiden
Stanley R. Maiden1931 — 2016
Stanley R. Maiden passed from this life on Aug. 16, 2016. He was born in England in 1931 and “born again” in Africa in 1958.
In 1964 he, Elma and their three sons, Wayne, Paul, and Daryl, relocated to Abilene, Texas. Stanley preached the Gospel in Texas, Alabama, Washington, D.C., Virginia and Missouri for more than 30 years.
Elma died in 1994 after a brave seven years living with Parkinson’s disease. Stanley later married Julia Hawkins Johnson and they lived in Springfield, Mo., for 18 years. Stanley’s health concerns led them to relocate to Searcy, Ark.
He loved the Lord and wanted everyone he met to do the same. He was a good man and a servant of God.
Dr. Virgil Trout
1927 — 2016
Dr. Virgil Trout
Dr. Virgil R. Trout, 89, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016.
He was born on July 29, 1927, in Pooleville, Okla., to Harry C. and Annie Trout. Dr. Trout received two honorary doctorate degrees: a Doctor of Laws degree from Pepperdine University and a Doctor of Divinity degree from Oklahoma Christian College.
He was widely regarded as one of the top speakers of the 20th century, speaking across the globe in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, Canada and in 44 different states.
During his career, he had delivered speeches at more than one-third of the major universities in the United States, including Harvard and MIT.
Dr. Trout was first and foremost a minister of the Word of God. He delivered sermons from the pulpits of many churches across the country and throughout the world.
His calling in life was to “go into all the world and preach the Gospel to all creation” (Mark 16:15), which he did with incredible faithfulness and dedication through many different avenues, including press, radio and television. Dr. Trout baptized countless souls into the church, including his own parents.
Dr. Trout served most recently as full-time minister at the Ringling Church of Christ in Oklahoma since 2001. He also was community minister for the Church of Christ on Merrick Drive in Ardmore. He was a living example of faithfulness and study of God’s Word, having missed only seven Sunday services in his last 63 years of preaching.
He attended more than 1,100 sporting events — hosting meals and providing David’s Sunflower Seeds, bubble gum and Hershey bars to athletes in Plainview and Ringling High Schools and their opposing teams.
Dr. Trout was an avid sports fan and had a sincere love of people, communicating well with all age groups — especially with youth. He touched thousands of lives through word and action and was a true light in our increasingly dark world.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry C. and Annie Trout; his sister, Caroline; and a son, Johnathan Allen Trout.
He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Gwen; his son, Richard Trout and wife, Mavis, of Amarillo, Texas; two granddaughters, Kristen Cooper (husband Casey) of Amarillo and Keely Clark (husband David) of McKinney, Texas; brother-in-law, Joe Zorger (wife Ninette) of Tuttle, Okla.; niece, Jo Karen Wolfe of Tuttle; six great-grandchildren, and many brothers and sisters in the Churches of Christ.
John David Ellis John David Ellis
William Eugene Kooi, Sr.
Sept. 9, 2016.
The Christian Chronicle appreciates and acknowledges generous gifts received in memory of Stanley R. Maiden and honoring Luke McAllister.