Asleep in Christ – Spring 2020


Rev. Dr. Michael E. Haynes

May 9, 1927 — September 12, 2019 (Age 92)

Pastor Michael Haynes fell asleep in the Lord at his home in Boston (Roxbury), Massachusetts September 12, 2019. When he graduated from New England School of Theology in 1949 he thought God was calling him to be a missionary somewhere miles from Boston. During his college years he became known in Advent Christian churches as a member of the CHRISTIANAIRES Quartet with Oral Collins, Floyd Powers, and Everett Ransom. The rest of his life he gave thanksgiving to God for the graciousness of the President of N.E.S.T., Dr. Guy L. Vannah, who made it possible for Mike to graduate from college. May 28, 1951 two promising young men, Michael Haynes and David A. Dean, were ordained for Christian ministry by the Massachusetts Advent Christian Conference in the Boston A.C. Church at 160 Warren Street in the Roxbury, neighborhood. Rather than ministering far from Boston, Michael Haynes was led by God to be a prophet in his home city with a ministry that echoed around the world.

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Rev. Irvin M. Verrill

January 12, 1933 — November 2, 2019 (Age 86)

Rev. Irvin M. Verrill, age 86, of Dowling Park, FL fell asleep in the Lord on November 2, 2019 at Advent Christian Village, Dowling Park, FL. Irvin was born January 12, 1933 in Windham, ME to Fred and Ethel Verrill. He is predeceased by his parents, sister Leona Riley and brothers Linden and Clayton, all of Windham, ME. He is survived by his wife Eleonor of 65 years, his three daughters Coleen Williams (Jim), Nadeen Baker (Steve) and Darleen Hinrichs (Wayne), seven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, his sister Pearl Grant and several nieces and nephews.

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Rev. Frank H. Weeks

February 9, 1930 — October 5, 2019 (Age 89)

Rev. Frank H. Weeks of Cranston, RI passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the age of 89. He was the loving and faithful husband of Madelyn V. (Penney) Weeks for 66 years. Frank was born on February 9, 1930 in Revere, MA, the son of the late Elmer and Annie Mae (Treat) Weeks. Rev. Frank Weeks was a beloved husband, dad, grandfather, great-grandfather and pastor. He was devoted to the mission of Christ’s gospel and to his family. He attended the New England School of Theology and was ordained as an Advent Christian Pastor in 1955. Pastor Weeks served churches in Lynn and Fall River MA, Deer Isle, ME, Whitefield, NH, Galesburg, IL and North Kingstown and Providence, RI.

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Rev. Timothy D. Fox

April 27, 1951 — June 16, 2019 (Age 68)

Pastor Timothy D. Fox, age 68, of Carson City, NV, passed away peacefully at home with his family, 6/16/19 after a long battle with cancer. Born 4/27/51 in Washburn, ME to Harry and Shirley (Osborne) Fox. Tim is survived by his wife of 47 years, Ruth (Crouse) Fox; his son Jeremy and wife Cara and their two sons, Joshua and Benjamin; his son Jonathan and wife Christina. Tim was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather. He is also survived by his brother Bill and wife April and their six children of Monmouth, ME and his sister Debra of Fort Worth, Texas.

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Beatrice E. Moore

October 6, 1928 — June 9, 2019 (Age 90)

Beatrice E. Moore, 90, of Loudon Ridge, fell asleep in the Lord on Sunday, June 9, 2019, at her home surrounded by her family. “Bea” was born in Somerville, Mass. on Oct. 6, 1928, to George E. and Christina (MacKinnon) Turner. At a young age her family moved to Stoneham, Mass. She graduated from New England School of Theology. She came to the “Ridge” to teach Vacation Bible School at the Loudon Advent Christian Church where she met and married her beloved husband, Wendell A. Moore, in 1953. Her passion was her Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, her family, her church family and friends and cats. She was active in her local church as a deaconess, teaching Sunday school, VBS\ and Bible studies while raising her family and assisting on the farm. She was interested in foreign missions and served the Advent Christian denomination as president of the Women’s Home and Foreign Missions Society (WHFMS). She served on both the Eastern Regional and National conference boards. The highlight of her service was her trip to visit the mission work in the Philippines in 1994. Bea was also a member of the Concord Christian Women’s Club, part of the Stonecroft Ministries. Bea was active in the Loudon Elementary School PTA and served as its president.

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Rev. George B. Boatwright

December 9, 1924 — April 29, 2019 (Age 94)

Rev. George B. Boatwright, 94, of Walton, WV, former pastor of the Advent Christian Church went to be with the Lord on April 29, 2019 at the West Virginia Veterans Nursing Facility in Clarksburg, West Virginia. George was born December 9, 1924 in Clover, WV to Oscar “Ott” and Carrie (Chambers) Boatwright. Surviving are his children, George Olin (Pam) Boatwright, North Augusta , SC, Barbara Boatwright (Brian Duncan) Arkville, NY, Bill (Ana) Boatwright, Mt Horeb, WI, David (Hyunsuk) Boatwright, Live Oak, TX and John (Donna) Boatwright, Ozark, AL; grandchildren, Jeremy Peck, Paul & Priscilla Boatwright, Daniel West (Courtney), Amanda Boatwright and Breanne Boatwright; great granddaughters, Arabella (Bella) Boatwright, and Katelijn West; several nephews, niece, cousins and sister-in-law, Joanne Soucy.

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Published March 1st 2020