Newsmakers, December 2011
HONORED: Blake Jackson, recipient of a 30/30 Next Gen Award by iON Oklahoma City. Jackson attends the Northwest church, Okla. City.
ANNIVERSARIES: 75th: Wendell and Ruth Riepe, Brookport, Ill. 65th: Dawson and Hazel Cook, Little Rock, Ark. 65th: Hubert and Walterrene Hartin, Cedarville, Texas. 62nd: Bill and Pat Wallis, Dallas.
BIRTHDAYS: 104th: Auline McDonald, Lafayette, Tenn. 102nd: Ida Riggs, Huntsville, Texas. 101st: Benna Tarter, Farwell, Texas. 98th: Mary Stewart, Chicago. 95th: Doris Darling, Salinas, Calif. 95th: Faye Parks, Plainview, Texas. 92nd: Trudy Rasane, Lincoln, Mo.
PASSAGES: Rosetta Berry, 83, Sept. 16, longtime member of the Groton, Ct., church. Ellis Crum, 83, Oct. 17, evangelist, missionary, publisher of Sacred Selections and member of the Kendallville, Ind., church. Ruby A. Deason, 87, Oct. 5. Longtime member of the Broadway church, Wichita Falls, Texas. Rochelle Hall, 97, Oct. 3, life-long member of the Bay Minette, Ala., church. William Hoyt Nelson, 81, Sept. 28, minister for over 55 years, member of the Hartselle church in Moulton, Ala., and founder of Camp Wiregrass. James LeRoy Secrest, 88, Oct. 3, elder of the Northside church, Waynoka, Okla. Morris Womack, 83, Sept. 17, longtime professor at Pepperdine University, former minister and member of the Simi Valley church.