Stanley M. Dick, 83, of Blairstown, N.J. died February 14, 2008. He was a lifelong Elder at Grace Brethren Church of Hope, N.J., now known as Grace Community Church (Chet Barokski, pastor). Prior to the church being built in 1975, the congregation met in his home. His impact for Christ in the community of Hope was enormous.
Orville Flora, 105, died March 23, 2008. He was a member of the Grace Brethren Community Church, West Alexandria, Ohio (Elbert Sorrell, pastor) where he served for nearly 60 years as a deacon, and Sunday School superintendent and teacher. Orville received the Senior Medal of Ministry award in 1982 and attended national conference for the last time at the age of 91 when he served as a delegate from his church.
Charles H. Beltz Jr., 63, Altoona, Pa., died March 17, 2008. Charlie was a member of Vicksburg Grace Brethren Church (Roger K. Myers, pastor), where he served on the board of overseers and ran the audio/video equipment.
Elizabeth “Betty” Fuller Hulliberger, 96, Lake Odessa, Mich., died early Sunday morning, February 10, 2008. She was a long-time member of the Lake Odessa Grace Brethren Church (Dan Thompson, pastor) and mother of Norma Lathrop, former Grace Brethren missionary to the Navajo Indians.
Robert E. A. Miller died February 28, 2008, at the age of 92. He was a longtime Grace Brethren pastor, Bible teacher, and Jewish evangelist and had resided in Placentia, Calif. He was the oldest of ten children born to Robert Paul Miller and Anne Alverta Meyers. For more than 60 years, he was a minister in the Grace Brethren church and with Chosen People Ministries.
Terry Lynn Shrock, 62, Kokomo, Ind., died Friday, March 7, 2008. He was a 1969 graduate of Grace College, served Grace from 1972-1977 as an admissions counselor, professor in the Physical Education Department, and as men’s soccer coach.
Charles R. Taber, age 78, died October 26, 2007, at his home in Johnson City, Tenn., after a two-month illness. His parents were pioneer Grace Brethren missionaries to the Central African Republic, Floyd and Ada Taber. He attended Grace Theological Seminary before returning to the Central African Republic with his wife, Betty, to serve as a missionary from 1953-1961.