In Memoriam: 8 September 2017

The following is a weekly listing of Nazarene ministers and leaders who recently went home to be with the Lord. Notices were received 4-8 September 2017.

Donald Bland, 93, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, passed away 22 August. He was a retired minister, serving in Colorado, Indiana, Hawaii, and Texas. 

Marvin Buell, 87, of Henryetta, Oklahoma, passed away 6 September. He was a retired minister and missionary, serving in Vermont, Missouri, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Mexico, and Panama. He was preceded in death by his wife, Fannie (Buckman) Buell, in April. 

Francis Crandall, 101, of Manchester, New Hampshire, passed away 2 September. He was a retired minister, serving in Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Maine. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred (Krivanec) Crandall, in 2007. 

George Ferguson, 89, of Pulaski, Tennessee, passed away 12 August. He was a retired minister and educator, serving in the United Kingdom, Minnesota, Nebraska, Florida, Michigan, Tennessee, and California. He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Ferguson, in 2009. 

Shirley Foster, 81, of Roanoke, Alabama, passed away 28 August. She was the wife of retired minister Franklin Foster Sr., who served in Alabama.

Billie McClain, 95, of Keller, Texas, passed away 30 August. She was the widow of retired minister and evangelist Harold McClain, who served in Texas, New York, New Mexico, Colorado, and Arkansas. Harold McClain passed away in 2009. 

Tammer Roberts, 85, of Columbia, Mississippi, passed away 28 August. She was the widow of retired minister Thomas Roberts, who served in Mississippi. Thomas Roberts passed away in 2010. 

Jim Russell, 63, of Fritch, Texas, passed away 6 September. He was a retired minister, serving in Texas. He is survived by his wife, Kathy Russell. 

Eileen Wheeler, 98, of Toutle, Washington, passed away 29 August. She was the widow of retired minister Raymond Wheeler, who served in Montana, Idaho, Washington, and Wyoming. Raymond Wheeler passed away in 1999. 

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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