Newsmakers, November 2010
AWARDED: Vince Swimney, the 2010 Andrew Factor by Herald of Truth for his longtime service to the organization and evangelistic work. Robin Siegel-Hinson, Distinguished Faculty Award at Rochester College, Rochester Hills, Mich.
HONORED: Bob Brown for 41 years of service as elder of the King of Prussia, Pa., church.
NEW ELDERS: Garnet Andrews and Richard Wood, the South Burnaby church, British Columbia, Canada. Don Puryear, A. W. McKenzie, Chris Gerber and Don Walker, the Trenton, Ga., church. Bret Goen, the Collingswood, N.J., church.
NEW DEACONS: Derek Manchester, Chris Taylor, Junior Stiles and Ronnie Logston, the Kirksville, Mo. church.
BIRTHDAYS: 103rd: Mary Opal Baxter, Searcy, Ark. 102nd: Robert Scott, Ransom, Kans. 100th: Mary Withers, North Richland Hills, Texas. 91st: Nellie G. Willis, Beebe, Ark.
ANNIVERSARIES: 76th: Mr. and Mrs. John P. Fredrick, Irving, Texas. 72nd: Jim and Raida Thomas, Oregon, Ohio. 60th: William and Wanda Bonner, Lovington, N.M. 57th: Jim and Ann Rogers, Edmond, Okla.
PASSAGES: Norma Dye, 81, Fort Worth, Texas, member of the Southside church, Forth Worth. Lyle Harms, 83, Ponca City, Okla., served as elder and deacon of the Hartford Avenue church, Ponca City, and on the Board of Trustees of Oklahoma Christian University, Oklahoma City, Cascade College, Portland, Ore., and African Christian College, Swaziland, southern Africa. Millard Freeman “Mid” McKnight Jr., 87, Abilene, Texas, longtime minister, deacon and elder, former preacher for the Highland church in Abilene, preached in 48 U.S. States and abroad through his Personal Work Training Schools program. Imogene White, 91, Jonesboro, Ark., member of the Southwest church, Jonesboro. William Woodson, 78, former chairman of the Bible department at Freed-Hardeman University, Henderson, Tenn., served as the first chair of the master’s degree program in Biblical studies at Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tenn., and 14 years as pulpit minister for the Granny White church, Nashville.