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Robert Macdonald of Lebanon, Mo., requests prayers for his wife, Peggy, who suffers from back problems.

Prayers are requested for Sharon Zehrung, who is recovering from gallbladder surgery and Type 1 diabetes.

Tommy Geiger of the Milwaukee, Wis., area, was critically injured in a vehicle accident on Aug. 8, 2011. Mr. Geiger, age 26, is slowly but steadily recovering from his injuries. Prayers are appreciated.


Norene Martz, 80, of Big Sandy, Texas, passed away June 12, 2011, at her residence. Norene was born July 17, 1930, in Lockesburg, Ark., to Orson and Louise Sharp. She was a homemaker and member of the Church of God Big Sandy.

Mrs. Martz is survived by her beloved husband, Jack Martz; daughters Elinda Batte and Karon Smith; sons Terry Martz, Tony Martz and Scott Martz; sisters Ina Ruth Martz, Golda Knox, Betty Henderson, Stella Middleton and Ollie Taggart; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.


JoAn Morrow, 76, of Prescott, Ark., died June 28, 2011, at her home. Mrs. Morrow was born May 29, 1935, to Warren and Jo Katherin Philpot Singleton in Mauldin. She was a homemaker, a bus driver for Prescott Public Schools for 20 years and a member of the Church of God Sabbath Day in Hope, Ark.

Mrs. Morrow was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Herbert E. Morrow; a brother, Donald Singleton; granddaughter Monica Desiree Hubbard; and great-granddaughter Cailyn Reese Morrow. Survivors include two sons, Mike Morrow and Sharon, of Prescott and Rae Lathrop and Cowboy, of Magnet Cove; a brother, Ronald Singleton of Waxahachie, Texas; a sister, Shirley Stark of League City, Texas; two sisters-in-law; Joy Rhea Slatton and Lyman of Delight, Ark., and Carolyn Palmer and John, of Prescott; 20 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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Jack R. Elliott, 88, of Gladewater, Texas, died peacefully July 24, 2011, with his wife, Anne, and his family at his side. Mr. Elliott's life's work included assisting Herbert W. Armstrong in the developing of the Ambassador College campus at Pasadena, Calif., founding Spokesman Club and afterwards serving as an elder in Texas. His legacy includes a fine example of faithfulness to God and striving to do His will in everything.

Mr. Elliott was born Jan. 17, 1923, in Palestine, Texas. As his family, we celebrate his physical life and rejoice in Christ's promise of eternal life to all of God's faithful children. Cards of encouragement for Anne Elliott may be sent to 2727 E. Lake Drive, Gladewater, TX 75647.


Espa Hall, 99, died on August 18, 2011. Her father was a dentist who was instrumental in setting up the Australian Dental Association. Although sustaining quite a number of ministrokes, and in recent months falls, she was able to come through these with a remarkable memory intact and an unshakable faith in God. She was a true Christian in the right meaning of the word. Two verses of Scripture representing Espa's attitude to life: Philippians 3:14, "I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus." 1 Peter 3:4, "But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price."


Leonard Schreiber, longtime elder and friend for many in Southern California, died Aug. 4, 2011, at the age of 86 at his home in Aguanga with his wife, Stella, at his side. Mr. Schreiber served numerous congregations over the years as a pastor and served in an administrative capacity for years in Pasadena. His smile, wit and wisdom and his kind and gentle manner will be missed but not forgotten. Notes of condolence may be sent to Mrs. Stella Schreiber, 45120 Hwy. 79, No. 109, Aguanga, CA 92536.


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