In Memoriam: 9 November 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 November 2018.

J. Michael Buck, 61, of Grove City, Ohio, passed away 27 October. He was a minister, serving at Lifepoint Church of the Nazarene in Columbus, Ohio. He is survived by his wife, Dale Buck. 

Glenn Carpenter, 84, of Maceo, Kentucky, passed away 7 November. He was the spouse of retired minister Berdena Carpenter, who served in Kentucky and Indiana.

Terry Connally, 84, of Wichita, Kansas, passed away 3 November. He was a retired minister and educator, serving in Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas, Texas, and Kansas. He is survived by his wife, Charlene Connally.

Erlene Fivecoat, 91, of Newberg, Oregon, passed away 4 November. She was the spouse of retired minister Don Fivecoat, who served in Oregon.

William Hodge, 76, of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, passed away 1 November. He was a retired minister, serving in Missouri, California, Illinois, Indiana, and Florida. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Hodge. 

Etna James, 75, of Rising Fawn, Georgia, passed away 31 October. She was the widow of retired minister and evangelist W. Riley James Jr., who served in West Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee. W. Riley James Jr. passed away in August.

Kenneth Jewell, 91, of Kankakee, Illinois, passed away 3 November. He was a retired minister and evangelist, serving in Indiana. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Jewell.

Harold McKellips, 87, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, passed away 2 November. He was a retired minister and educator, serving in Kansas, Oklahoma, Arizona, and California. He is survived by his wife, Shirley McKellips.

Carlton Mills, 76, of Seminole, Flordia, passed away 6 November. He was a retired minister and evangelist, serving in New York, Florida, Ohio, and Maryland. He was preceded in death by his wife, Miriam Mills, in 2012.

Tennis Mutowa, 83, of Zimbabwe, passed away 26 October. He was a retired minister, serving in Zimbabwe. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Mutowa.

Delia Sayes, 94, of Bourbonnais, Illinois, passed away 1 November. She was the widow of retired minister and educator J. Ottis Sayes, who served in Texas, Illinois, Missouri, and Arkansas. J. Ottis Sayes passed away in 2003.

Grafton Smith, 96, of Carrollton, Texas, passed away 31 October. He was a retired minister and evangelist, serving in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Georgia. He is survived by his wife, retired minister and evangelist Roma Smith, who served in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Georgia.

Andres Valenzuela, 85, of Tabuyoc, Philippines, passed away 30 October. He was a retired minister and district superintendent, serving in the Philippines and leading the Metro Manila District. He is survived by his wife, Rica Valenzuela.

Bernice Wolfe, 92, of Lupton, Missouri, passed away 31 October. She was the wife of retired minister Roy Wolfe, who served in Indiana, West Virginia, and Ohio.

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 news@nazarene.org.

--Compiled by NCN News

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