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Wendy Hendrickson, 9009 Summerland, Austin, TX 78749, kidney problems.

Rick and Miranda Holliman of Cabot, Ark., recovering from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Gabriel "Gabe" Polly, 8 years old, witnessed the death of his dad when a tree fell on him.


Huey Martin of Clarks, La., died before the Feast of Tabernacles 2009. Please remember his wife, Carol, and the rest of the family in your prayers.

Vera Andy, 82, of Gladewater, Texas died Oct. 15, 2009. She was born Jan. 26, 1927, in Bloomburg, Pa., to the late Harry W. and Verna Thomas. Mrs. Andy had lived in Gladewater for 20 years, living previously in Bloomburg. She had worked as a telephone operator. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Richard Andy.

Elizabeth Drosdek died Oct. 8, 2009, at her home in Landau, Germany. Funeral services were Oct. 14. The Drosdek family expresses its appreciation for the prayers and many expressions of concern and support in recent months.


Odell Driskell died Sept. 30, 2009. Odell had many strokes and problems with her heart during the past year. She is survived by her husband, Roy. Mr. Driskell receives mail at 131 Sprads Rd., Houston, TX 77037.

Nancy Gaumer of Tyler, Texas, died Oct. 20 at Hospice of East Texas. Survivors include her husband, Roger Gaumer, a United Church of God member.

Jaime Dagani, 57, died Oct. 13, 2009, after suffering for years with diabetes. He is survived by his wife, Lorna, and a daughter. Cards may be sent to Mrs. Lorna Dagani, Dagani Compound, 8605 Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte, Philippines.

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Jerry Easter needs our prayers.

Gina Lewis, Tulsa, Okla., diverticulitis.

Roger Bryant, Texas, colon cancer, prayers appreciated.

Newborn, Mammoth, Calif., genetic defect.


Ronald Michael Berlin, 54, of Red Oak, Texas, passed away from a battle with cancer Nov. 3, 2009. Mr. Berlin was born in Highland Park, Mich., Aug. 16, 1955, to Donna Mae (Bock) and Marvin Carl Berlin. Ron was a sports fan and avid runner. He was a graduate of Ambassador College in Big Sandy with a degree in communications. He worked in metal-fabricating-machinery sales at Capital Machinery in Dallas. He is survived by his wife, Honee, daughter Elyse of Red Oak, sons Kyle of Irving and Travis of Red Oak, brother Thomas and his wife Evelyn of Troy, Mich., father Marvin of Gladwin, Mich., and numerous nieces, nephews and loving friends.

Mark Stahl, 28, was born March 25, 1981, in Orlando, Fla. He went to his rest March 26, 2009, as the result of an accident on a freeway in Waco, Texas. He was an assistant produce manager with H-E-B Food Stores. Officiating at Mark's funeral was Charles Groce of the Church of God International, Tyler, Texas, where Mark was a member. Mark was a 1999 graduate of Ennis High School. He is survived by his parents, Dean and Carol Stahl, of Corsicana, Texas; a brother, Bryn Hendrickson of Brooklyn Park, Minn.; and sisters Lynette Ragan and her husband James of Waco, Deana Wood and her husband David of Gains, Mich., Connie Hendrickson of Macon, Ga., and Rachelle Crotzer and her husband Chris of Brandenburg, Ky. Mark is buried in Corsicana. "This is a great trial for us," his parents told The Journal. Mark's mom and dad receive mail at 3208 Hillsdale St., Corsicana, TX 75110.

Gilda Sue (Fewkes) Calahan, 78, of Center Township, Pa., passed away Oct. 19, 2009, from congestive heart failure and other complications at Butler Memorial Hospital. She had been a resident of St. John Specialty Care Center, Mars, Pa., since 2003. Gilda was born in 1931 in Meridian, the daughter of the late Maurice Alfred Fewkes and the late Adaline (Rigrish) Fewkes. Gilda retired in 1988 from Allied Auto Parts, where she was a bookkeeper. She held various bookkeeping positions over the course of her career. After her retirement she drove a school bus and a van for the Bryan and the Campbell bus companies. She enjoyed ceramics and genealogy, having traveled on genealogy research trips with her husband, Chuck, in the United States, Ireland, Wales and England. She was a nondenominational Christian.

Survivors include her husband of nearly 60 years, Charles E. Calahan; two daughters, Suzan Lynn and her husband, Dr. James Wray Johns, D.M.D., of Lititz, Lancaster County, and Linda Gale and her husband, Dwayne Gallia, of Corpus Christi, Texas; a son, Charles A. Calahan, Ph.D., and his wife, Nancy, of West Lafayette, Ind.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother, Donald Gordon Fewkes, and sister, Norma Jane Pflugh.



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