Newsmakers, July 2012
HONORED: Meg Woodard, Midland, Texas, High School senior, by the Midland Downtown Lions Club.
NEW MINISTER: Charlton Taylor, Trenton, Mich. church.
ANNIVERSARIES: 70th: John and Minnie Kooiker, Minneapolis. 65th: Clifford and Reba Reeve, Okmulgee, Okla. 64th: Al and Mary Jolly, Hilltop Lakes, Texas; Seth and Vonna Ragan, Stratton, Neb.
BIRTHDAYS: 93rd: Grace Dempsey, Altus, Okla. 90th: Eugene Perry, Beamsville, Ontario. Boyd Taylor, Dallas.
PASSAGES: John W. Anders, 90, March 23, member of the West Erwin church, Tyler, Texas, and a minister for more than 60 years. Ray B. Ballard, 76, April 24, Keller, Texas, Army veteran and elder of Keller church. Kenneth R. Bowers, 79, May 7, longtime member of Laurel church, Knoxville, Tenn. Cheryl Frost, 60, March 17, longtime member of Trenton, Mich. church and co-founder and director of Children’s Outreach Detroit, Mich. James W. Hutson, 77, April 25, former elder of the Knight Arnold church in Memphis, Tenn., and the Karns church in Knoxville, Tenn. Comfort Osei-Hwedie, 62, March 13, minister’s wife in Kumasi, Ghana, worked with churches in the region and the Kumasi Care Center, providing counseling services for Ghanaians.