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Newsmakers, December 2012


HONORED: Keith Lancaster of Tulsa, Okla., J.D. Elliott of Nashville, Tenn., Clarence Dailey of Brentwood, Tenn., and Harold Redd of Memphis, Tenn., the 2012 Kopio Award recipients for tireless service to ministry presented by Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn. Earl Priest of Memphis, Tenn., Everett and Nancy Ferguson of Abilene, Texas, Martha Hodges and Si and Boni Tilton of Searcy, Ark., Larry and Ann Owen of Pocahontas, Ark., Truitt and Kay Adair of Lubbock, Texas, and the Harding University Brackett Library staff, Distinguished Christian Service Awards by Harding University in Searcy, Ark.
NEW MINISTERS: Ed Jones, Wolfforth, Texas, church. Bob James, Washington, N.J., church. Donald Cooper, Lincoln Avenue church, Bucyrus, Ohio.
ANNIVERSARIES: 70th: Herman and Pauline Holmes, Indianapolis. 58th: Clyde and Glenda Schinnerer, Edmond, Okla.
BIRTHDAYS: 94th: Tom Kloecker, McKinney, Texas. 90th: Nancy Palmer, Katy, Texas. 85th: J.C. Brockman, Angleton, Texas.
PASSAGES: Barry E. Becker, 69, Oct. 14, Hanover, Neb., minister for the church in Hanover. Delma Butrum Brazle, 91, Sept. 16, Bozeman, Mont., compassionate servant of God. Rodney Brooks, 60, Oct. 9, Hartselle, Ala., elder for Priceville church in Decatur, Ala. Paul Davis, 74, Sept. 23, Auburn, Ala., publisher and civic leader in Alabama and member of the Auburn church. Elton Dilbeck, 92, Sept. 8, Roswell, N. M., preacher for churches in Oklahoma, California, Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico. Betty Gainer, 89, Oct. 3, Irving, Texas. wife of former Abilene Christian University board trustee and The Christian Chronicle advisory board chairman Homer Gainer. Eugene Hibbett, 80, Oct. 6, Henderson, Tenn., former professor at Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn., and elder of the Estes church in Henderson. Iris Hays Savio, 71, Sept. 11, one of the first nurses for Nigerian Christian Hospital, did mission work in Cameroon, member of the Eastridge church, Rockwall, Texas. Wilbur F. “Woody” Wood, 93, Sept. 25, Sugar Land, Texas, minister throughout the greater Houston area.

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