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Newsmakers, April 2012


NAMED: Otha Thornton, president-elect of the National Parent-Teacher Association. Thornton is a member of the West End Church of Christ in Atlanta. Travis McNeal, director of Camp Tahkodah in Floral, Ark.
ANNIVERSARIES: 65th: Leslie and Joan Barker, Bethany, Okla.
BIRTHDAYS: 100th: Herman Holmes, Indianapolis. 97th: Lloyd Nealeigh, Hastings, Neb. 90th: Wanita White, Lafayette, Ind.
PASSAGES: Hubert W. Adams, 87, Jan. 29, member of the Stone Mountain, Ga., church, Army veteran and longtime elder in Atlanta-area churches. Father of Michael Adams, president of University of Georgia. Stanford Broussard, 82, Feb. 3, minister for 60 years at the Bayou Jacque Church of Christ, Plaucheville, La. Bernard Buterbaugh, 87, Jan. 19, Indiana, Pa., Army veteran and elder of the Indiana Church of Christ. James Casey Jr., 89, Jan. 22, Air Force veteran and longtime elder at the Missouri Street church, Baytown, Texas. Joe Cook, 48, Jan. 20, minister for the Oak Harbor, Wash., Church of Christ. Betsy Gilliland, 80, Jan. 12, retired educator and member of the Bright Angel Church of Chris, Las Vegas, for 65 years. Howard H. Haynes, 97, Feb. 15, member of the Memorial Road Church of Christ in Edmond, Okla. Goldie L. Jackson, 93, January 15, member of the Easton, Md., church. Bill Jones, 82, Feb. 17, Edmond, Okla., longtime professor at Oklahoma Christian University and minister for the Britton Road and Central churches. Wendell Mitchell, 71, Feb. 10, member of the Vaughn Park Church of Christ, Montgomery, Ala., Faulkner Law Dean Emeritus, university trustee, professor and former Alabama legislator. Glenn Olbricht, 82, Feb. 9, Syracuse, NY, longtime missionary to Germany and church planter in the Northeastern US. Ted Stewart, 77, Feb. 22, Lubbock, Texas, member of 1961 mission team to Sao Paulo, Brazil, and longtime instructor at Sunset International Bible Institute. Louis Tandy, 90, Jan. 1, Wichita, Kansas, served as minister of Northside Church of Christ and speaker on the “Know Your Bible” television program. Carl Thompson, 80, Dec. 25, retired music teacher and longtime song leader of the Smyrna, Tenn. church.

Filed under: Milestones People Staff Reports

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