In Memoriam: January 6, 2016

The following is a weekly listing of Nazarene ministers and leaders who recently went home to be with the Lord. Notices were received December 22, 2016 – January 6, 2017.

Beulah Campbell, 93, of Glendale, Arizona, passed away December 27, 2016. She was a retired minister, serving in Colorado and Arizona.

Daniel Clyde, 75, of Cushing, Oklahoma, passed away December 25, 2016. He was a music minister, previously serving in Oklahoma. He is survived by his wife, Loreen (Brookshire) Clyde.

Byron Conrad, 86, of Carmichael, California, passed away December 26, 2016. He was a retired minister, serving in Wyoming and California. He is survived by his wife, Betty Conrad. 

Samuel Doctorian, 86, of Pasadena, California, passed away December 19, 2016. He was a retired minister and missionary, serving in the United Kingdom. He is survived by his wife, Naomi Doctorian. 

George Dunbar, 82, of Bourbonnais, Illinois, passed away December 24, 2016. He was a music minister and faculty member at Olivet Nazarene University. He is survived by his wife, Linda (Luttrell) Dunbar. 

Thomas Evans, 73, of Gladewater, Texas, passed away January 1. He was a retired minister, serving in Maine, California, Kansas, Texas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia Evans, in 2008. 

Donna (Kennedy) Fish, 83, of Copley, Ohio, passed away January 5. She was the widow of retired minister William Dillon Sr., who served in West Virginia and Ohio. William Dillon Sr. passed away in 2009. 

Howard Foster, 70, of Columbiana, Alabama, passed away December 31, 2016. He was a retired minister, serving in Alabama. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia "Kay" Foster.

Robert Green, 88, of Lacey, Washington, passed away January 3. He was a retired minister, serving in Oklahoma, Missouri, Texas, Idaho, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington. He was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine Green, in 2014. 

Thomas Gritton, 70, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, passed away December 22, 2016. He was a minister, serving at Port St. Lucie Church of the Nazarene. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Gritton. 

Victor Maine, 85, of Lexington, Oklahoma, passed away January 2. He was a retired minister, serving in Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Alice (Brown), and is survived by his wife, Lottie (Appleman) Maine. 

Kevin McLain, 61, of Smyrna, Deleware, passed away December 22, 2016. He was a retired minister, serving in Connecticut and New York. He is survived by his wife, Robin McLain. 

Doris (Turner) McClung, 95, of Conover, North Carolina, passed away December 30, 2016. She was the widow of retired minister James McClung, who served in Ohio. James McClung passed away in 2000.

Bill Oxner, 85, of Kankakee, Illinois, passed away December 28, 2016. He was a retired minister, serving in Arkansas, Mississippi, Illinois, and Oklahoma. He is survived by his wife, Helen (McCaslin) Oxner. 

Paul Shields, 85, of Nashville, Tennessee, passed away December 28, 2016. He was a retired minister, serving in Kentucky, Indiana, Iowa, and Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Trudy Shields, and is survived by his wife, Nelda Shields. 

Gale Smedley, 74, of Caldwell, Idaho, passed away December 29, 2016. He was a retired minister, serving in Missouri, California, and Arizona. He is survived by his wife, Kathy Smedley. 

Betty Stegall, 84, of Yukon, Oklahoma, passed away January 2. She was the widow of retired minister Elijah Stegall, who passed away in 1978.

Robert Williams, 95, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, passed away December 27, 2016. He was a retired minister, serving in Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his wife, M. Geneva Williams, in 2013. 

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.

--Compiled by NCN News

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