RECENT LOSSES IN THE CHURCH FAMILY

Blessed are those who die in the Lord. 

 

Ruth Callicott, 95, died Monday, July 8, 2019. Memorial service will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 20 at Idlewild Presbyterian Church, with visitation to follow. Ruth was an Idlewild member for 36 years. She was a faithful Adopt-A-School tutor for years and was very active in Presbyterian Women and the Lydia Ruth Circle. She is survived by her daughters, Jackie Congleton and Betsy Goodell, and six grandchildren. Please remember her loved ones in prayer.

Larry Creson, 83, died July 2, 2019. His services will be Monday, July 15 at 2:30 p.m. with a reception to follow. Larry grew up at Idlewild and was a member for 70 years. Over the years, Larry was active in various recreation programs including NaCoMe and athletics. He illustrated a "Play Book" and an instructional soccer manual for children. Most recently, he was a member of the Christ Care Music Group. He is survived by his wife, Elaine. Please remember all his loved ones in prayer.

Betty Jones, 90, died June 26, 2019. A graveside service will be held in Trenton, Tennessee. Betty joined the church in 1983 and was active with Presbyterian Women circles until a few years ago, when she moved to be closer to family. Please remember her loved ones in prayer.  

Judy Sebelius, 78, died Saturday, June 8, 2019. Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 13 in the Trippeer Chapel at Idlewild. Judy joined Idlewild in 1971. For many years she was active with the Presbyterian Women’s Lydia and Ruth circles. She is survived by her daughters, Ann Hale and Carolyn Kirk, four grandchildren. Please keep all her loved ones in prayer. 

Lloyd Edward Nelson, 80, died Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Arrangements will be posted on the Member News page when available. Lloyd and his wife Terry came to Idlewild about 15 years ago from Whitehaven Presbyterian. They have not been able to attend regularly for some time. Please keep his loved ones in your prayers.  

James Fraser Humphreys Jr., 93, died Monday, May 6, 2019. Visitation will be at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14 at Idlewild Presbyterian Church, with services to follow at 1:30. Fraser had been a church member for more than 60 years. He is survived by his wife, Betty Lee Humphreys; his children, Rick Humphreys, Fraser Humphreys, and Beth Moore; and his grandchildren, Hayly Schmidt and Fraser IV, Libby, Jim, Sam, and Mary Margaret Moore. Please remember his family in prayer.

Emily Bailey Carothers, 76, died April 20, 2019. Emily joined the church in 2007. She was active in the Knitting Circle (tied the prettiest bows), served on the Community Support Committee, and was a member of the Covenanters Sunday school class. She is survived by her sister, Nancy Helms, her daughters, Kendrick Simpson and Anna Carothers, and her granddaughters, Sloan Simpson and Alexanna Scott. Please remember her loved ones in prayer. 

Gayden Rasberry "Sissy" Jones died April 13, 2019. She was 82 years old. Sissy joined Idlewild in 1970 and was a member of the Timothy Sunday school class. She was also a member of the Rebekah and Trezevant Circles. Her husband, Walk Jones, died in 1998. She is survived by her children, Anne Marie Caskey Day, Julie Caskey, Will Jones, Mark Jones, Walk Jones, IV; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild with another on the way. 

 


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