In Memoriam: 17 November 2017

The following is a weekly listing of Nazarene ministers and leaders who recently went home to be with the Lord. Notices were received 13-17 November 2017.

Robert Carson, 83, of Vilonia, Arkansas, passed away 9 November. He was a retired minister, serving in Arkansas, Missouri, and Texas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorathy Carson, in 2010. 

Paul Decker, 81, of Canton, Ohio, passed away 13 November. He was a retired minister, serving in Ohio, Wyoming, North Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, and Louisiana. He is survived by his wife, Marie Decker. 

Miguel Delgado, 57, of Riverbank, California, passed away 14 November. He was a minister, serving at Riverbank, California, Spanish Church of the Nazarene. He is survived by his wife, Marie Delgado. 

Rudy Manaois, 78, of Manila, Philippines, passed away 20 October. He was a minister, serving at Grace Church of the Nazarene. He is survived by his wife, Luz. 

Mary Maynard, 82, of Heath, Ohio, passed away 6 November. She was the wife of retired minister Kenneth Maynard, who served in Ohio and Texas. 

Maxine (Crawford) Spurlock, 87, of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, passed away 12 November. She was the widow of W. Earl Spurlock, who served in Tennessee and Florida. W. Earl Spurlock passed away in 2010. 

William Thorpe, 95, of Pataskala, Ohio, passed away 15 November. He was a retired minister, serving in Ohio. He was preceded in death by his wife, Esther Thorpe, in 2012. 

Frances (Hoyt) Whiteman, 86, of Vienna, West Virginia, passed away 11 November. She was the widow of retired minister Ray Whiteman, who served in West Virginia. Ray Whiteman passed away in July. 

Grace (Yoder) Woodbeck, 96, of Battle Ground, Washington, passed away 10 November. She was the widow of retired minister Russell Woodbeck, who served in Washington, Minnesota, Indiana, and Oregon. Russell Woodbeck passed away in 2011. 

For previous editions of In Memoriam, see the "Passings" section by clicking here.

Note: Please join us in prayer for the families who have lost loved ones. Click on names for full stories, funeral information, local online obituaries, and/or guest books (if available). To submit an entry of a minister or church leader, send to news@nazarene.org.

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