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Newsmakers, March 2013

NAMED: Dennis Itson, Hero of Hope by the American Cancer Society. Itson, an eight-year cancer survivor, works for Faulkner University in Montgomery, Ala. Wayne Scott, Lads to Leaders/Leaderettes Board of Directors. Jim Baird, director of the Honors Program at Oklahoma Christian University in Oklahoma City, Okla. Melisa Roberts, Tim Leslie and Kenneth Stephenson as members of the Board of Trustees for Lubbock Christian University in Lubbock, Texas.
NEW MINISTERS: Travis Akins, Young Adult Minister, Memorial Road church in Oklahoma City, Okla.
ANNIVERSARIES:  79th: Walter and Eula Logan, Haleyville, Ala. 70th: Freddie and Antoinette Rhodes, Sequin, Texas and James and Mickie French, Buffalo, Texas. 68th: Max and Mildred Dunn, Edmond, Okla. 66th: Roy and Nina Robinson, Augusta, Ga.
BIRTHDAYS: 100th: Jewel Simons, La Mesa, Calif. 96th: Walter Logan, Haleyville, Ala. 95th: Fay McCulley, Alvarado, Texas.

PASSAGES: Sherman Wayne Arnold, 74, Dec. 18, New Orleans, La., served as elder for the Carrollton church in New Orleans, La. Inez Baucum, 97, Jan. 9, Lubbock, Texas, first social worker for The Children’s Home of Lubbock, instrumental in helping establish the social work program at Lubbock Christian University. Kurt Conner, 60, Jan. 7, Thompson’s Station, Tenn., faithful member of 4th Avenue church in Franklin, Tenn. Opal Ebest, 98, Dec. 14, Mount Juliet, Tenn., oldest member of the Mount Juliet church. Loyd Frashier, 96, Dec. 26, Malibu, Calif., a Pepperdine University Faculty Emeritus member, elder of the Woodland Hills, Calif., church. Max Harper Jr., 90, Jan. 6, Dallas, served as teacher, deacon and elder for almost 40 years at the Skillman church in Dallas. Tom Marshall, 85, Dec. 11, Edmond, Okla., preacher for more than 60 years. Lou Phillips, 82, Jan. 6, Edmond, Okla., served under five presidents at Oklahoma Christian University, first as Executive Secretary and later as Special Assistant to the President. Robert Rowland, 86, Jan. 17, Corona, Calif., former president of Columbia Christian College in Portland, Ore.

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