Newsmakers, October 2012
NEW MINISTERS: Will Anderson, Bawcomville Church of Christ, West Monroe, La. Lyle Asbill, Naples Church of Christ, Florida.
ANNIVERSARIES: 75th: LaVerne and Lurline Bucy, San Louis Obispo, Calif. 70th: I.B. and Wanda Pence, Las Vegas; Hugh and Betty Vick, Bixby, Okla. 67th: Ed and Alta Mae Nix, Bixby, Okla. 65th: Chuck and Ruth Cormwell, Lubbock, Texas; Bill and Margaret Ferguson, Montgomery, Texas. 50th: William and Alma Eastman, Mountain Home, Idaho; Gary and Linda Jones, Lake Texoma, Okla.
BIRTHDAYS: 106th: Mary Niceswanger, Marietta, Ohio. 103rd: Leora Remington, Riverside, Calif. 100th: Pauline Patrick, Colorado Springs, Colo. 99th: Bloomie Brown, Pueblo, Colo. 96th: Clifton “Flash” Gordon, Altus, Okla. 93rd: Elizabeth “Ma” Brown, Altus, Okla. 91st: James Patterson, Garland, Texas. 90th: June Fleming, Alva, Okla.
PASSAGES: Betty Christian, 84, Aug. 17, Edmond, Okla., former employee of Oklahoma Christian University. Gaylord Cook, 78, July 2, Dalhart, Texas, Army veteran and preacher in Oklahoma and Texas. Mary “Abbo” Cronin, 91, Aug. 6, Wheeling, W.Va., supporter of Ohio Valley University in Vienna, W.Va., founding member of the Wheeling Chapter of Stepping Stones. Franklin “Don” Goin, 79, Aug. 7, Oklahoma City, teacher, minister, deacon and elder of churches in Oklahoma, member of the Memorial Road church in Edmond, Okla. W.C. “Carl” Harper, 94, Feb. 22, Tres Pinos, Calif., founding member and elder of the Baldwin Park, Calif., church, former elder of the Banning and Hollister, Calif., churches. Iva Lee Kennemer, 95, July 10, Paris, Texas, member of the Lamar Avenue church in Paris. Owen L. Morrow, 95, July 12, St. Francis, Kan., longtime minister and nursing home administrator. Gene Neill, 75, Aug. 2, Edmond, Okla., greatest passion was working for the Lord in the church. Elaine W. Perrin, 83, Aug. 16, Lubbock, Texas, mother of Lubbock Christian University President Tim Perrin and longtime faculty member. Dale K. Pettry, 94, June 30, Conroe, Texas, elder, treasurer and teacher for the Conroe church. Verle Welborn, 90, June 27, Wichita Falls, Texas, Army Air Corps veteran and member of the Faith Village church. James L. Williams, 85, July 12, Florence, Ala., served 40 years as teacher and administrator at Mars Hill Bible School.