In Memoriam: March 27, 2015

The following is a weekly listing of Nazarene ministers and leaders who recently went home to be with the Lord. Notices were received March 23-27, 2015. 

Joan Bushman, 81, of Enid, Oklahoma, passed away March 26. She was the wife of retired minister Jerald Bushman, who served in Arizona and Oklahoma.

Paula Cook, 65, of Rochester, New York, passed away March 25. She was the wife of chaplain Barry Cook Sr., who serves on the Upstate New York District. 

L. Duane Lum, 58, of Plattsburgh, New York, passed away March 20. He was a minister, pastoring the Plattsburgh, New York, Church of the Nazarene. He is survived by his wife, minister Rebecca (Poe) Lum, who serves at the Plattsburgh church. (story)

Doris (Wheeler) McCumber, 93, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away March 20. She was the widow of retired minister, evangelist, and educator William McCumber, who served in Florida, Georgia, California, Massachusetts, and Kansas. William McCumber passed away in 2010.

Sherrye Milby, 66, of Corpus Christi, Texas, passed away March 22. She was the wife of minister Richard Milby, who pastors the Abundant Life Fellowship Church of the Nazarene in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Marie (Cooper) Porter, 90, of Maysville, Kentucky, passed away March 24. She was a lifelong member of the Maysville Church of the Nazarene, where she taught Sunday school for more than 50 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Porter, in 1998.

J. D. Powers, 87, of Bethany, Oklahoma, passed away March 22. He was a lifelong churchman, serving as a missionary to Papua New Guinea, where he was the founding administrator of Kudjip Nazarene Hospital; a member of the Church of the Nazarene General Board, including one term as president; and in several other roles. He is survived by his wife, Joan Powers, and was preceded in death by his father, General Superintendent Hardy C. Powers. (story)

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

Note: Please join with 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
--Compiled by NCN News

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