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Category: Obituaries

Former Vice President At Christian Board Of Publication Dies

A former executive with the Christian Board of Publication has died. Joseph H. "Joe" Bragg Jr., 80, died June 20 in Tampa, Fla., where he resided. Bragg served for many years in the General Editorial Division. A memorial service and visitation will be held at 3 p.m. July 12 at Woodmont Christian Church (Disciples of […]

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Posted on July 10, 2009
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Former Division Of Overseas Ministries Missionary To Mexico Dies

The Division of Overseas Ministries/Global Ministries announces the passing of Courtney Swander on Tuesday, June 10, 2009, at the age of 84.  Courtney, along with his wife, Lois (Grimes), served as missionaries in Mexico in the field of social service from 1958-1991.  Courtney was born in Portland Oregon and received a BS degree in journalism […]

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Posted on June 24, 2009
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Former Disciples Pastor and Community Leader Robert P. Kelley Dies

Robert P. Kelley, a local church minister who left the pulpit to serve his community in the secular world, died Tuesday at age 77. Mr. Kelley, born in Ohio but a Fort Lauderdale resident since 1965, was in great health, but he broke his leg getting Christmas decorations out of the attic, his son said. […]

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Posted on December 11, 2008
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Lucas Torres Rom

"Our faith is like a living organism that grows and decreases, it rises and descends, it changes and transforms itself step by step; it matures in every crossroad of our path." –  Lucas Torres, "Parábola del Crucificado", 93 Lucas Torres Román, has transitioned to his ultimate dwelling place; to the place where the mystery of God’s […]

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Posted on November 19, 2008
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Disciples Kentucky Minister And Former Missionary Dies

A Kentucky Disciples minister known widely for her social work and leadership accomplishments has died. Nina J. Poage, 72, senior minister of Mount Zion Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Richmond, Ky., died Sept. 22 at her home in Richmond of complications from leukemia. Poage was city manager of Richmond from 1986 to 1990. Dedicating […]

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Posted on October 9, 2008
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Former Kentucky Disciple Who Dedicated Life to Needy Dies

Former missionary and Kentucky Disciples minister Nina J. Poage, 72, died Sept. 22 at her home in Richmond, Ky. Poage was the senior minister of Mount Zion Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Richmond. She dedicated had her life to improving the lives of others, especially the poor.                        Born to Everett E. and Ruby […]

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Posted on October 8, 2008
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Founder Of California Community Center, Dan Genung, Dies

Former Disciples minister Dan B. Genung Jr. has died. Genung, 93, passed away Aug. 12 at the Pilgrim Place Health Service Center in Claremont, Calif., where he had been in hospice care. Genung founded the All Peoples Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Los Angeles, Calif., and the All Peoples Community Center. Genung and his […]

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Posted on September 25, 2008
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Former President of the Christian Church Foundation Has Died

The Christian Church Foundation has announced the death of Rev. Dr. James R. Reed, president emeritus of the Christian Church Foundation. Reed died Monday evening, September 1, in an Indianapolis hospital, where he had been admitted earlier in the day. He was 80 years old. Reed was the first president of the Christian Church Foundation […]

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Posted on September 3, 2008
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Former Division Of Homeland Ministries Treasurer Dies

A former administrator at the United Christian Missionary Society, Russell F. Harrison, has died. He was 89. Harrison was a graduate of Lexington Theological Seminary. He served as national youth director and executive secretary of the world outreach education department for the United Christian Missionary Society and in the society

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Posted on August 21, 2008
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