In Memoriam: 9 March 2018

The following is a weekly listing of Nazarene ministers and leaders who recently went home to be with the Lord. Notices were received 5-9 March 2018.

Joyce Deasley, 83, of Olathe, Kansas, passed away 5 March. She is survived by her husband, retired minister and educator Alex Deasley, who served in Kansas, the United Kingdom, and Alberta. 

D. Paul Ray, 90, of West Palm Beach, Florida, passed away 3 March. He was a retired minister, serving in Indiana, Florida, and Illinois. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly Ray, in 2014.

Janice Smith, 78, of Berry, Alabama, passed away 3 March. She is survived by her husband, retired minister P. Carroll Smith, who served in Tennessee, Michigan, and Alabama. 

Neale O. McLain, 93, of Manchester, Connecticut, passed away 8 March. He was a retired minister and district superintendent, serving in Massachusets, Maine, and New Jersey, and leading the New England District. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys McLain, in 2014.

Marshall Vaughn, 86, of Cottonwood, Arizona, passed away 1 March. He was a retired minister, serving in California, Illinois, Colorado, Arizona, North Dakota, Oregon, and Idaho. He is survived by his wife, Roberta Vaughn.

"Mrs. Vathani" of Sri Lanka passed away 6 March. She was the wife of Daniel, superintendent of the Sri Lanka District. 

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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