Family called Perry Cotham ‘energizer bunny’ for trips to 75 countries, says preacher friend in tribute

Perry B. Cotham

Perry B. Cotham

GRAND PRARIE, Tex. (BNc) by Randall Morris — On Jan 5, 1912 Perry Boyd Cotham was born in Murray, Ky., to parents Ben and Nanny Boyd Cotham. He passed from this life over 100 years later on Feb 26, 2013.

At the time of his death he was residing at the PBH Residential Care Home in Grand Prairie, Tex. In 2011, at the age of 99 Perry reluctantly left his beloved home in Grand Prairie. He had lived there for 40 years, most of them with his beloved wife Teresa, who preceded him in death in 1998, after over 60 years of marriage. Continue reading

Tribute to slain Alabama sister Sharon Wellington

Sharon Wellington, from FacebookEditor’s note: Sharon Wellington was killed Nov. 30 by an unknown assailant.

ATHENS, Ala. (BNc) by Joy Watkins — I have heard people say “live your funeral” and although I thought I knew what they meant, it wasn’t until the events following the death of our dear sister Sharon Wellington, that I fully understood its meaning.

I was reflecting on all I knew about her and realized that she herself wrote the words I need to express my thoughts and feelings. From all who have posted or commented about her, who have reached out to family and friends to offer words of comfort, it is evident that she touched many lives. I have never known anyone touch the lives of so many people she had never met. These days will help us face the more difficult ones ahead as we recall how she was prepared for her appointment to meet the Father. Continue reading