In Memoriam: 11 August 2017

The following is a weekly listing of Nazarene ministers and leaders who recently went home to be with the Lord. Notices were received 7-11 August 2017.

Pauline Banks, 91, of Jasper, Alabama, passed away 3 August. She was the widow of retired minister John Banks, who served in Alabama. John Banks passed away in 2007.

Kathryn Bellamy, 87, of Lucerne Valley, California, passed away 7 August. She was the widow of minister Carlton Bellamy, who served in California. Carlton Bellamy passed away in 2003.

C. S. Cowles, 82, of Nampa, Idaho, passed away 7 August. He was a retired minister, serving in California, Washington, and Georgia. He was also an educator at Point Loma Nazarene University. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Cowles.

Thomas Conley, 62, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away 4 August. He was a minister, serving in Indiana, West Virginia, Alabama, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Illinois. He is survived by his wife, Susan Conley.

Melissa Hammer, 49, of Colony, Kansas, passed away 6 August. She was a former International Headquarters and Nazarene Publishing House employee.

Jerry Tate, 73, of Carnegie, Oklahoma, passed away 6 August. He was a retired minister, serving in Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and California. He is survived by his wife, Carol Sue Tate.

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

Note: Please join us in prayer for the families who have lost loved ones. Click on names for full stories, funeral information, local online obituaries, and/or guest books (if available). To submit an entry of a minister or church leader, send to

--Compiled by NCN News

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