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Obituaries: August 2006


Ernest Boone Ernest V. Boone, 86, died July 2. He was a minister for more than 50 years for churches in Tennessee, Arkansas, California, Colorado and most recently in Brownfield, Texas. In retirement he taught classes and preached for the Meadowlark church in Fort Collins, Colo. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary; his second wife, Elnora; a sister; and a brother. Survivors include two sons, four stepchildren, 14 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Foy Kirkpatrick
Foy Lee Kirkpatrick, 81, died June 14. He was a minister and Bible professor, teaching at Southwestern Christian College and Fort Worth Christian College, both in Texas. He retired from Lubbock Christian University in 1994 and served as education minister for the Riverside church in Fort Worth. He was preceded in death by a daughter and a granddaughter. Survivors include his wife, Mary, a daughter, a son, eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a brother
Beryl Mullan
Beryl Mullan died June 6 in Derby, England. The daughter of missionaries to Northern Ireland, she married Ken Mullan in 1971. The couple trained at Sunset School of Preaching in Lubbock, Texas, before returning to the United Kingdom to work with churches.
Survivors include her husband, minister for the church in Ilkeston, England.
Harold Sutton
Dr. Harold Sutton, 75, died June 18 in Brentwood, Tenn. He was an obstetrician for 35 years and an elder of the 43rd Street church in Bradenton, Fla. He received two Purple Hearts while serving as a medic in Korea and often paid the utility bills of the needy. Survivors include his wife, Frances, two daughters, a son, eight grandchildren and a brother.
Johnnie Wilder Jr.
Johnnie Wilder Jr., 56, died May 13 in Clayton, Ohio. He founded the 1970s music group Heatwave, famous for the song “Always and Forever.” He was paralyzed from the neck down in a car wreck in 1979 and was baptized in 1983. In the 1990s Apple Computer made him a spokesman and software tester for its products designed for people with disabilities. He used computers to produce a cappella gospel music and recently launched a 24-hour a cappella radio station, online at www.wVusic105am.com. Survivors include his wife, Rosalyn, and a daughter.
Joe White
Joe “Calvin” White died June 23. He was a minister and Bible teacher for 50 years and served for 27 years as a houseparent at Southern Christian Home in Morrilton, Ark., and Turley Children’s Home in Tulsa, Okla. Survivors include his wife, Laura, three daughters, three sons, 11 grandchildren and a brother.
August 1, 2006

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