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Bill Albright, Ava, Mo., undergoing chemotherapy treatment for cancer.

Wesley Davis, 63, colon cancer.

Joyce Dobyns, 76, 1125 NW 34th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73118, experiencing much pain after falling. X-rays show a possible crack in one of the bones in her leg.

Richard Pidcock, recently returned from a year in Iraq, has just learned that he has cancer.

Gayle Horner, Fellowship Church of God, P.O. Box 18772, Oklahoma City, OK 73154, recovering from retina eye surgery to repair a large macular hole.

Lisa Hayes Pies, 44, Cincinnati, Ohio, undergoing chemotherapy treatments for cancer.

Carol Richmond, 1910 Jane St. No. 111, Longview, TX 75601, cyst in ovary, surgery pending.


Richard Kocher Fenstermacher, 84, of Allentown, Pa., died of pneumonia on June 12, 2007. He was the only child of the late George and Anna Fenstermacher. Mr. Fenstermacher worked as a chemist in the textile industry. He was baptized in 1956 and ordained a local elder in 1969. He was a member of the United Church of God. He is survived by his wife, Grace; son, Robert, and his wife, Karen (Smith), of Coupeville, Wash.; daughter, Virginia Bromfield, and her husband, Joseph, of Allentown; granddaughters, Lori Fenstermacher, Christa Blaser and her husband Zack, Tanya McIntyre and her husband Taige, and Erin Bromfield; and great-grandsons, Hunter McIntyre and Gavin Blaser.


Winifred Bateman of Darling Point, N.S.W., Australia died Jan. 16, 2008. She was 92. Mrs. Bateman was born in Rockdale, N.S.W., in November 1915. In 1936 she traveled to Europe with a girlfriend and in 1938 she saw Adolf Hitler inspecting the May Day parade in Berlin. After returning to Australia she trained at Kingsford Smith Airport as one of the world's first female pilots. She went to America and flew as a copilot across the U.S.A. with a friend in a plane called the 555. Mrs. Bateman was baptized in 1965 and began working as a secretary for Art Docken in the North Sydney office of the Worldwide Church of God and remained there until the office moved to Burleigh Heads in 1974. In 2007, in failing health, she moved into a nursing home. She is survived by her daughter, Jenny.

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Carol Rojas, Daytona Church of God, 138 Madison Ave., Daytona Beach, FL 32114, recovering from recent leg amputation.

Hermann Westermair, Perg, Upper Austria, suffering from a leg infection.

Giovanna Machicao, Chile, multiple sclerosis.

Guiomar Machicao, Bolivia, diagnosed with hyperthyroidism.


William Winner, 71, of Trussville, Ala., died Jan. 17, 2008. Originally from Maryland, Mr. Winner attended Ambassador College, where he met Carolyn Travis of Alabama. They were married in 1962 immediately after his graduation and ordination. He pastored churches in many areas in the United States, as well as serving for six years as director of ministerial services for Australia and Asia. Mr. Winner was pastoring in Birmingham, Ala., at the time of his death.


John Bald
of Corpus Christi, Texas, died the morning of Aug. 29, 2008. Mr. Bald is survived by his wife of 49 years, Nancy Sanders Bald; his son, James D. Bald, and wife, Carol, of Gladewater, Texas; and grandsons Thomas and Michael Bald. John Bald served as a church pastor for 44 years in the Church of God in 11 states. During that time the Balds served more than 20 congregations. Mr. Bald was buried in Seadrift, Texas.

Jo Anderson, of Seattle, Wash., died peacefully in her sleep July 8, 2007. She was 75 and suffered from cancer. She was born Joanne Golliet in Seattle, Oct. 11, 1931, to Obed and Ethel Golliet. She married Carl Anderson on Oct. 17, 1953. Jo was baptized in 1961 and ordained a deaconess in 1985. She is survived by her husband, Carl, and children Lynn and Bruce.



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