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Jimmie Baxter Hill passed from this life

DACULA, Ga. (BNc) - Jimmie Hill, who was an elder at the New Hope Road congregation, died on Thursday evening, Aug. 23.

Hill was a preacher and former missionary to American Samoa and served as co-director of the International Bible Teaching Ministries.

In an April 14, 2012 post on Facebook, brother Hill wrote: “An illness, such as incurable cancer, can torture and hamper the body. However, it cannot affect one’s spirit unless one allows it to do so. Illnesses such as this should set up a greater praise to God who always hears the prayers of the righteous…whatever happens, happens – God knows best!”

There will be a memorial service on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 11:00 a.m. at the New Hope Road Church of Christ, 3353 New Hope Road, Dacula, Ga.

Chick-fil-A Executive Don Perry Dies

ATLANTA, Ga. (BNc) – Donald Agustus Perry, vice president of corporate public relations for Chick-fil-A died Friday morning, July 27 of a heart attack. Perry was 60 years old at the time of his death.

Perry was an elder at the Hillcrest congregation in Decatur, Ala. When asked what his greatest satisfaction was, Perry replied, “Talking about the church, teaching, and being rewarded when someone ‘gets it,’ and embraces the Savior.”

In recent weeks, Perry had spoke out on numerous occasions in defense of the company’s practices.

“Don was a member of our Chick-fil-A family for nearly 29 years,” said Chick-fil-A in a statement. “He was a well-respected and well-liked media executive in the Atlanta and University of Georgia communities, and we will all miss him. Read more