Notices — April 21, 2006 {0474}

e-Review Florida United Methodist News Service

Notices — April 21, 2006

April 21, 2006    News media contact: Tita Parham* 
800-282-8011    Orlando {0474}

An e-Review News Item

Ministers honored for years of service

By Nell Thrift**

LAKELAND — Ministers celebrating 50th and 25th anniversaries of their ordination as deacons and 25th anniversaries of their consecration as diaconal ministers will be recognized at the “Witness With Power” 2006 Florida Annual Conference Event June 1-3 by Bishop Timothy W. Whitaker and the Commission on Archives and History.

Special 70th anniversary recognition will be given to Clare Hall, who was ordained deacon in 1936.

The following, who were ordained in 1956, will receive Golden Anniversary certificates: Julius C. Byers, Donald R. Comer, William H. Compton, D. Ross Denslow, John H. Hires Jr., Robert M. Jenkins, Charles E. Kinder, Donald R. Padgett, Randall L. Parsons, Richard A. Petry, Edison L. Russell Jr., Robert Soka, Alfred H. Tracy Jr., James E. Ulmer and Warren R. Wasson.

The following, who were ordained in 1981, will receive Silver Anniversary certificates: David R. Carefoot, Andrew P. Howell, Bruce T. Jones, William E. Knight, Charles C. Lever, Daniel N. McDonald, William J. Oakley, Daniel J. Parrish, Jean W. French Russo, Hardy B. Sandlin, John M. Stephenson, Richard G. Tuttle and Kenneth E. Zimmerman.

The following diaconal ministers, who were consecrated in 1981, will receive Silver Anniversary certificates: Marilyn Beecher, Mary Ann Carroll, Sandra K. Forkner, Barbara M. Mitchell, Lindo O. Nelms, Sylvia Russell and William A. Wyllie.

Errors or omissions in the lists should be reported immediately to Nell Thrift at P.O. Box 3767, Lakeland 33802;; or 863-688-9276.


*Parham is managing editor of e-Review Florida United Methodist News Service.
**Thrift is archivist for the Florida Conference.

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