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Newsmakers – August 2008


NAMED: Connie Jo Shelton, president, Nashville Christian School, Nashville, Tenn. Shelton attends Western Hills church, Nashville. Jim Morris, president, Ezell-Harding Christian School, Antioch, Tenn. Don Lallathin, vice president for advancement, Ohio Valley University, Vienna, W.Va. Lallathin attends the Belpre, Ohio, church. Mike Truschke, dean of admission and enrollment management, Pepperdine University, Malibu, Calif. Truschke attends the University church, Malibu. Ben Bruce, vice president for advancement, Faulkner University, Montgomery, Ala.
NEW MINISTERS: Jim Rude, Ottawa, Ill., church. Eddie Sharp, University Avenue church, Austin, Texas. Gerald Jackson, Ross Road church, Memphis, Tenn.
BIRTHDAYS: 102nd: Martha Palmer, Houston. 100th: John Wesley Carrell, Madill, Okla. Sarah Waitmen, Burlington, Colo. 95th: Oren Jackson, Belton, Texas. 94th: Lauretta Parman, Norman, Okla. 90th: Freeman Joel Brown, Portland, Ore. Raida Thomas, Oregon, Ohio. 89th: James Thomas, Oregon, Ohio.
ANNIVERSARIES: 67th: Leon and Iris Reese, Abilene, Texas. Hugh and Freda Bowie, Abilene. 63rd: Ted and Ruth Quillen, Arvada, Colo. 60th: Seth and Vonna Ragan, Stratton, Neb. Clyde and June Gentry, Argyle, Texas. 58th: Virgil and Loretha Walker, Guthrie, Okla. Geral and Joy Kennedy, Sulphur Springs, Texas. 57th: Dick and Detta Wright, Hastings, Neb. Elmo and Anita Hall, Edmond, Okla. Don and Faye Davis, Edmond. 56th:  Duane and Mary Ann Eggleston, Edmond. Jerald and Verna Lee Parker, Edmond. 50th: Richard G. and Martha Lowe LaMascus, Drumright, Okla.  
PASSAGES: Ordis Copeland, 89, July 1, Little Rock, Ark., minister for 66 years, preached at more than 420 gospel meetings in 25 states. Carrie Lou Scott Little Davis, 86, June 23, Ardmore, Okla., first woman to serve on Oklahoma Christian University’s board of trustees, member of Maxwell Avenue church in Ardmore. Helene Lavern Frank, 82, June 17, Byron, Ga., former missionary to France and England. Curtis Harrison, 71, June 14, Lubbock, Texas, longtime missionary in Papua New Guinea, member of Sunset church in Lubbock. Timothy Charles Mahaffey, 31, June 10, Iksan, South Korea, worked with Kids Around the World ministry, member of Park Plaza church in Tulsa, Okla. Beverly Huffman Parker, June 28, Visalia, Calif., former missionary to the Bahamas. Roy H. Sawyer, Jr., 83, July 3, Sardis, Miss., former chairman of the board of Harding University and member of Como, Miss., church. Roy W. Schmidt, 89, June 30, Fredericksburg, Texas, elder of the Lake Jackson, Texas, church for 20 years. Ralph L. Starling, 86, July 14, Stephenville, Texas, minister for more than 60 years in Arkansas, New York and Texas. Ila Thompson, 96, May 29, Conroe, Texas, established scholarship funds at several Christian universities. Member of the Conroe church.

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