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Newsmakers, May 2012


NEW MINISTERS: Cory Collins, Keller, Texas, church. Scott Johnson, Crosspointe church, Franklin, Ohio, succeeding retiring minister Jim Kinser, who served for more than 30 years. Matt Moore, missions minister, Mayfair church, Huntsville, La.
NEW ELDERS: Mickey Cox, Danny Dulaney, Ray Henson and Larry Pruitt, Beebe, Ark., church. Shayne Howell, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., church.
ANNIVERSARIES: 76th: Charles and Lucile Nicks, Hayesville, N.C. 70th: Adair and Nancy Chapman, Dallas, Texas. 60th: Howard and Bettye Waldrip, Tyler, Texas. Forrest and Burma Brother, Hiawassee, Ga.
BIRTHDAYS: 91st: Sue Hardage, Altus, Okla. 90th: Marie Cline Hall, Whittier, Calif. Howard Waldrip, Tyler, Texas.
PASSAGES: Ella Beasley, 104, Feb. 20, member of the A&M church, College Station, Texas. Marion Eugene Gilmore, 90, Jan. 17, Smyrna, Tenn., longtime minister and member of the Highland Heights church in Smyrna. Willie Mae Cummings Hale, 99, March 6, Lindsay, Calif., worked and lived at Boles Children’s Home in Quinlan, Texas, for 25 years. Marie Hall, 89, March 9, missionary in France, Vietnam and the U.S. and force behind World Christian Broadcasting. Winston Jennings Hamby, 76, Feb. 25, Benton, Ark., one of the first youth ministers in Churches of Christ and former elder at the Westbury church in Houston. Juanita D. Leatherwood, 84, Aug. 27, 2011, member of the Iuka, Miss., church. Gary D. Patterson, 53, March 20, longtime member and songleader at the Harrah, Okla., church.  Elizabeth Hobbie Wright Smith, 87, March 21, Montgomery, Ala., fundraiser and trustee of Faulkner University as well as community philanthropist and lobbyist. Samuel Solis, 79, March 12, Monterrey, Mexico, pioneering minister for Churches of Christ in Mexico. Irmal J. Wallen, 87, Dec. 17, 2011, member of the Southside church in Rogers, Ark., and Purple Heart recipient for injuries he received in World War II and the Battle of the Bulge.

Filed under: Milestones People Staff Reports

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