Orville Flora, 105, a longtime member and leader in the Grace Brethren Community Church of West Alexandria, Ohio (Elbert Sorrell, pastor) passed away March 23, 2008.
Orville was saved at age 17 in the Camden,OH, Brethren Church and served there for many years. Later, he became a member of the Grace Brethren Community Church, West Alexandria,Ohio, where he served for nearly 60 years as Deacon, S.S.Supt., and S.S. teacher.
Orville loved to attend Grace Brethren National Conference and in 1982 was selected to receive the Senior Medal of Ministry. His last time to attend National Conference at Winona Lake, Indiana, was at the age of 91 as he was a delegate from his church.
Flora also enjoyed Southern Ohio District church camps, mission work, and traveling to New Mexico to the Navajo Mission.