ELK CITY, Okla. (BNc) — Goebel Gene Music died Thursday, May 9, at the age of 78.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, May 14 at 10 a.m., at the Martin Funeral Chapel of Elk City. Interment will be in the Ural Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday until service time.
Goebel was the author of several books. Perhaps the best known was Behold the Pattern. Roy Deaver had written that, if teaching a class on “Current Liberalism,” “I would choose this book.”
BNc will publish a full obituary shortly.
MT. JULIET, Tenn. (BNc) — The Mt. Juliet congregational website noted today that one of their own, Shirley Ann Clegg, has died. She was born in 1948. Continue reading
MOBEETIE, Tex. (BNc) by Caleb Sampson — Physically, he stood head and shoulders above the rest of us at 6’9″ and 230 lbs. But the dignity and manner of the last few months of his life made him look more like a spiritual giant.
Don Merrill Edwards passed from this life Friday, Mar. 15, 2013, at his home in Mobeetie after a long struggle with Multiple Sclerosis and, finally, liver cancer, but his memory preaches on. Continue reading
LEWISVILLE, Tex. (BNc) by Foy Glenn Forehand — Wilson Wallace, faithful Christian and minister of the gospel for 67 years, passed from this life Feb. 24 at his home in Lewisville.
He was born in Denton, Tex., Feb. 10, 1926, the son of Foy E. Wallace, Jr. and Virgie Brightwell Wallace. Continue reading
Missionary Kyle Allen
NEW DELHI, India (BNc) — Kyle Spencer Allen, 35, died Sunday, Feb. 17, on his return to his India where he had worked for nearly seven years.
Kyle became ill on a flight back to India and over the next day or two afterwards, his health worsened.
According to Larry Benderman, elder with the Stiversville congregation near Culleoka, Tenn., speculation is that he had a diabetic problem and his sugar level rose so high that he went into a coma. As a result, his organs shut down and a heart attack caused his death. Continue reading
Ted Knight (l.) and Joe Spaulding (r.) with their wives
SEARCY, Ark. (BNc) by Ted Knight — Many years ago I enrolled as a student at Harding College. At that time every student was assigned a counselor to assist them in making decisions or asking for help. My counselor was Dr. Joe Spaulding.
Of course, at 17 years of age, I didn’t need him then, but I would never have known that just a few years later, he would become not only a counselor but very dear friend who has lifted me up in more ways that I can count. Continue reading
MOUNT JULIET, Tenn. (BNc) by David Shannon — Opal Esther Ebest was the oldest member of the Mt. Juliet congregation. She was born on Christmas day, 1913. Her passing was just 11 days shy of her 99th birthday.
Her mind was still sharp, her eyes still sparkled, and her beauty had not faded. As a matter of fact, “beautiful” is a great way to describe Mrs. Opal. She loved beautiful flowers. While living in San Antonio, she had served as President of the Garden Club. Her flower gardens were the prettiest on the block! Continue reading
Joe and Betty Cannon, May 2011
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (BNc) — Joseph L. Cannon, former missionary to Japan, Papua New Guinea, and the Ukraine, died early Thursday morning, Oct. 25.
He had devoted more than 60 years of his life to missions, celebrating his twenty-first birthday on the ship to Japan.
He was living in Memphis with his second wife at the time of his death. He had been honored May, 2011, by the Highland church for their many years of service. Continue reading
LAKE CITY, Ga. (BNc) — Brother Gene Russell left this earth Sept. 26, 2012 at the age of 78. At the time of his death, Gene had served with the Forest Park church in Lake City.
He is survived by his wife Loretta, of 52 years; 3 children; 11 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; one brother and sister.
Gene was under hospice care at Southern Regional Medical Center, Riverdale, Ga., at the time of his death. Continue reading
by Jeff Jenkins
LEWISVILLE, Tex. (BNc) — Donald Eugene Petty, Sr. passed peacefully from this life Jan. 18, surrounded by his family as they sang hymns to him in both English and Urdu.
Don was born July 29, 1937, in Ft. Worth, Tex. He was the son of Eugene Fields and Velma Ruth (Henderson) Petty.
Don was a graduate of East Texas State University (now Texas A & M at Commerce) with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry. His degree in chemistry served him well throughout his life.
He worked for many years for Frito Lay in development. He and his team traveled the world, and they were responsible for developing a number of products for Frito Lay. Continue reading
LUBBOCK, Tex. (BNc) — Former missionary to Brazil and Sunset professor Ted Stewart died yesterday after a long illness.
Ted and family moved to Brazil in 1961 with the São Paulo mission team.
Ted was the author of many Bible studies, professor in the Sunset International Bible Institute, book publisher, and bookstore owner.
More details will be added as information arrives to the editors.
From an unsigned article on the Mt Juliet church website
Bernice “Bonnie” Mable Cronk (1923-2011)
MOUNT JULIET, Tenn. (BNc) — “She was a very beautiful woman with a winning smile.” So someone said recently, summing up the first impression one would have upon meeting Bonnie Cronk.
Many of us grew to love her and her late husband, Jack Sr., in the winter of their lives. Even then she was a lovely lady inside and out. The deeper impression Bonnie would leave was her inner beauty. Continue reading