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Newsmakers, March 2011


NAMED: Alan D. Cooper, president of NationsUniversity, a Louisiana-based school offering religious studies by distance learning. Melinda Oldham, minister to special needs individuals and their families, and Bill Searcy, marriage and family counselor, Brooks Avenue church, Raleigh, N.C.
ANNIVERSARIES: 68th: James L. and Mickie French, Buffalo, Texas. 65th: Bill and Pearl Boyd, Mariposa, Calif. 64th: Eugene and Evelyn Perry, Beamsville, Ontario. 60th: Robert and Ruth Lawrence, York, Neb.
BIRTHDAYS: 99th: Perry B. Cotham, Grand Prairie, Texas. 90th: James L. French, Buffalo, Texas. 87th: Bill Boyd, Mariposa, Calif.
PASSAGES: Michael Ray ‘Mikey’ Dawidow, 29, Jan. 1, Sopot, Poland, son of longtime missionaries Mike and Molly Lipe Dawidow, member of Sopot church. Maurice Ethridge, 76, Dec. 21, Cookeville, Tenn., former minister and an educator at the Preston Road School of Preaching in Dallas, Pepperdine University in Los Angeles and Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville. Eliazer Ochieng, 83, Jan. 6, Mariwa, Kenya, elder of the Mariwa church. Kenneth E. Samuel, 72, Jan. 21, former director of Childplace child and family services agency, charter member and elder of the Northside church in Jeffersonville, Ind. Elise Smith, 89, Dec. 15, Alamogordo, N.M., actively collected stuffed animals to donate to Angel Tree Ministries and the local emergency room. Dorothy M. (Ham) Wright, 90, Dec. 24, Bedford, Texas, worked in Nairobi, Kenya, with Made In The Streets ministry and her daughter, missionary Darlene Coulston.

Filed under: Milestones People Staff Reports

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