In Memoriam: September 30, 2016

The following is a weekly listing of Nazarene ministers and leaders who recently went home to be with the Lord. Notices were received September 26-30, 2016.

Harry Acton, 77, of Columbus, Indiana, passed away September 23. He was a minister, previously serving in Indiana. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Acton. 

Florence (Price) Bouknight, 79, of Irmo, South Carolina, passed away September 24. She was the widow of retired minister W. Leslie Holcombe Jr., who served in Florida. W. Leslie Holcombe Jr. passed away in 1994. Florence is survived by her husband, Lloyd Bouknight. 

JoAnn (Curry) Funk, 81, of Seminole, Florida, passed away September 21. She was a minister, previously serving in Florida. She is survived by her husband, minister Noah Funk, who previously served in Michigan, Missouri, and Florida. 

Honorio “Norie” Mateo Sr. of Manila, Philippines, passed away September 27. He was a minister, serving for more than 50 years on the Metro Manila District in many capacities. He was preceded in death by his wife, Percida. (story)

Ruth (Sullivan) Patton, 73, of Vallejo, California, passed away September 22. She was a minister, previously serving in California. She is survived by her husband, retired minister Jerry Patton, who previously served in California.

Carlos Ray, 52, of Spring, Texas, passed away September 26. He was a minister, serving at The Woodlands, Texas, Community Church of the Nazarene. He is survived by his wife, Lorie Ray. 

Eldon Shields, 92, of Garden City, Idaho, passed away September 20. He was a retired minister, serving in Idaho, Iowa, Missouri, and Colorado. He was preceded in death by his wife, Xariffa Shields, in 2007. 

Joseph Watkins Jr., 86, of Surprize, Arizona, passed away September 25. He was a retired minister, serving in California and Arizona. He is survived by his wife, Joanne Watkins. 

Carrie Wilcox, 46, of Cataula, Georgia, passed away September 27. She was a minister, serving at Harmony Church of the Nazarene in Woodbury, Georgia.

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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