Three die from smoke inhalation in Henderson, Tenn., home

HENDERSON, Tenn. (BNC) by Jamie Suiter — Three members of the Russell and Donna Turner family died from smoke inhalation in a fire Aug. 3, Thursday afternoon. The fire apparently started in the kitchen of the Turners' house, according to WBBJ News and members of the Henderson congregation. When the Fire Department came the house was already … Continue reading Three die from smoke inhalation in Henderson, Tenn., home

Tennessee I-40 accident victims funeral time set

HICKMAN COUNTY, Tenn (BNc) -- Laura, age 50, Claire, 19, and Will Shelburne, 22,  were killed in an accident on Tennessee I-40, Friday, June 27. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 7, at 2:00 p.m. at Walnut Street Church of Christ, Dickson, TN.  Visitation will be from 11:00 – 2:00. Burial will follow in Dickson Memorial … Continue reading Tennessee I-40 accident victims funeral time set

Tennessee I-40 accident claims lives of elder’s daughter and two grandchildren

HICKMAN COUNTY, Tenn (BNc) -- A terrible accident claimed the lives of Laura Shelburne and two of her children, Claire and Will, Friday, June 27, near Mile Marker 161 on I-40 west of Nashville, Tenn. Terry Shelburne, Laura’s husband, was taken to the Trauma Unit at Vanderbilt, and son, Abel, was taken to the Children’s … Continue reading Tennessee I-40 accident claims lives of elder’s daughter and two grandchildren

Margaret Ann Warren Williams, 1916 – 2011

By Glenda Williams, BNc correspondent GENEVA, Ala (BNc) -- Margaret Ann Warren Williams, age 94, of McMinnville, TN (Daylight Community) died Wednesday, January 12, 2011. She was born May 14, 1916, in Warren County, TN, was a homemaker, member of the Earleyville church of Christ and an elder's wife. Mrs. Williams was preceded in death … Continue reading Margaret Ann Warren Williams, 1916 – 2011

Martin family involved in auto accident

by Greg Howell, elder, Cordova, Tenn., church MEEKER, Colo. (BNc) -- Vanessa Martin and her children, Stone and Alana, were involved in a very serious car accident Tuesday morning, Jan. 19, in Meeker, Colo. Vanessa is the daughter-in-law of Cordova church minister Jerry Martin. Paul and Vanessa Martin work with the Meeker church, a small … Continue reading Martin family involved in auto accident

No charges brought against errant driver

ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (BNc)- The state attorney's office 'precluded' any charges against the driver of the van who allegedly killed Heather Whalley and seriously injured her husband Apr. 10. A St. Pete Beach resident queried Mayor Michael Finnerty Sept. 10 at a city commission meeting, according to a commentary yesterday by June Maxam in the … Continue reading No charges brought against errant driver

Tulsa Deacon Joel Stephens Passes

James Joel Stephens, deacon with the North Sheridan church, Tulsa, Okla., passed away July 8. Joel, 70, retired 1996 from American Airlines after 30 years. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He was born Jan. 29, 1938 in Lewisburg, Tenn. Joel is survived by his wife Lyn; their children Kelly Bradley, Kim Score and … Continue reading Tulsa Deacon Joel Stephens Passes

Ala. Preacher Robert Courtney Drowns

Robert Courtney, preacher for the West End church in Clanton, Ala., drowned Monday in a work accident at Mitchell Dam. Robert, 52, was a 35-year employee of Alabama Power who had worked 20 years at Mitchell Dam, according to The Clanton Advertiser. The newspaper said he was a hydro journeyman. He lived in Verbena and … Continue reading Ala. Preacher Robert Courtney Drowns

Kansas Tornado Kills Couple in Car

Pratt, Kan. (BNc)- The son and daughter-in-law of a Kansas preacher were killed Friday by a tornado while traveling in Kansas. Gary S. Whitlow, 33, and his wife Kimberly, 29, of Rocky Ford, Colo., were traveling near Pratt, Kan., when a tornado hit their car and both were killed. Gary's father Wayland preaches in Clearwater, … Continue reading Kansas Tornado Kills Couple in Car

Church Bus Accident Kills One, Injures More

MAYFIELD, Ky. (BNc)- A tragic incident in Mayfield has resulted in several injuries and at least one death. Lance Cordle, preacher for the Calvert City church, wrote at 8:15 tonight that a bus from the Seven Oaks (formerly, Seventh & College) church was taking elderly members to or from the evening service there. An SUV … Continue reading Church Bus Accident Kills One, Injures More

Two Christians killed in Okla. plane crash

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (BNc)- Two Christians were among the five killed in a plane crash Tuesday soon after taking off from Wiley Post Airport. Rick Sandoval and Tim Hartman were the pilots of the Cessna 500 Citation 1 which lost control after lifting off about 3:15 p.m. yesterday. All five occupants of the plane were … Continue reading Two Christians killed in Okla. plane crash

Student Plays Winning Game After Mother’s Death

MONTGOMERY AL, UPDATE 7 NOV. (WGN)- A day after losing his mother, Karen, in a house fire, 16-year-old Alabama Christian Academy student Jordan Creel rushed for 232 yards and two touchdowns in a win over Daleville High School. The fire ocurred in the early hours of Oct. 18. Jason decided to play the next day, … Continue reading Student Plays Winning Game After Mother’s Death