In Memoriam: 10 August 2018


The following is a weekly listing of Nazarene ministers and leaders who recently went home to be with the Lord. Notices were received 6-10 August 2018.

Cindy Dodrill, 66, of Kingston Springs, Tennessee, passed away 1 August. She was the wife of Mike Dodrill, who is a chaplain and pastor of the Dickson Lighthouse Church of the Nazarene. Mike Dodrill previously served in Germany and Tennessee, USA.

Pearl (Bennett) Hocutt, 91, of Newark, Ohio, passed away 5 August. She was the wife of retired minister Paul Hocutt Jr., who served in South Carolina, Alabama, and Ohio. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Brown. 

Beatrice Moore, 92, of Antioch, Tennessee, passed away 6 August. She was preceded in death by her husband, retired minister and evangelist Woodrow Moore, who served in Alabama, Tennessee, Illinois, and Mississippi. Woodrow Moore passed away in 1998. 

Sonia Quiroa, 60, of Santa Fe Springs, California, passed away 25 July. She is survived by her husband, minister Justo Quiroa, who is the pastor at Los Angeles Echo Park Church of the Nazarene in California.

Richard Runyon, 79, of Marion, Indiana, passed away 26 July. He was a minister, serving as the PrimeTime Ministries director on the Northeastern Indiana District. Runyon was also in pastoral service at Swayzee Church of the Nazarene. He previously served churches in Indiana. He is survived by his wife, Reta (Bradford) Runyon.

Raymond Schermerhorn, 90, of Grove City, Pennsylvania, passed away 9 August. He is a retired minister, serving in New York, Pennsylvania, New Brunswick, and Ontario. He was preceded in death by his wife, Esther Schermerhorn, in 2014.

Carolyn (Sewell) Seifert, 80, of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, passed away 1 August. She was a retired minister, serving as a chaplain and educator in Massachusetts. She is survived by her husband, Charles Seifert. 

Juanita (Macy) Smitley, 92, of Mount Victory, Ohio, passed away 3 August. She was the widow of minister Melvin Smitley, who served in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Melvin Smitley passed away in 2010.

Jimmy Whitlock, 49, of Seminole, Oklahoma, passed away 5 August. He was the husband of minister Mary Ann Whitlock, who serves as Nazarene Missions International educating coordinator for the South Central Oklahoma District. She previously served at churches in Oklahoma.

Darwin Warner, 82, of Carlsbad, New Mexico, passed away 1 August. He was a retired minister, serving in Michigan, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Warner.

For previous editions of In Memoriam, see the "Passings" section by clicking here.

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--Compiled by NCN News

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