Mrs Annie Davidson, aged 92, was called home on 13th May. Originally from Hopeman, she came to Peterhead and was saved as a young girl. After hearing the ministry of Albert Leckie, she was baptised with her husband and added to the assembly in Prince Street Hall, around 1956. Annie suffered poor health latterly until the Lord called her home. Remember her only daughter and sister in prayer.
Mrs Annie Elizabeth (Lily) Fisher, in her 90th year, called home on 11th July. She was saved in 1950 while attending gospel meetings in Stonewall Gospel Hall, Co Cavan conducted by the late J Thompson and E Allen. She was baptised and received into fellowship in 1951 and continued faithfully for 55 years before going into residential care due to failing health. With her late husband, George, she had the joy of seeing their five daughters and two sons saved. Many of the Lords people enjoyed her hospitality and her home was the channel through which many heard the gospel. A short appreciation and gospel message were given at the funeral service by S Patterson assisted by J Rogers. T Topley and D Wright shared at the graveside.
Mrs Annie McCandless, aged 91 years, called home on 30th August. Our sister was saved at gospel tent meetings conducted by the late A McShane and A Lyttle outside Lurgan in 1959, and shortly afterwards she was received into the fellowship of Lurgan assembly. Marked by a quiet disposition and consistent godliness, she had a dedicated interest in the meetings of the assembly and also an impressive testimony in her family circle. Despite great grief when her son was killed in a terrorist attack in 1986, she remained steadfast in faith much supported by the text, "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee" (Is 26.3). Her funeral service, from her own home, was conducted by David Gilliland with local brethren assisting. Prayer for her two remaining sons and her grandchildren would be appreciated.
Mr Alex Morgan, aged 82, was called home to the Lords presence. He was saved as a young lad in the village of Whinnyfold on October 29th, 1939. He was later baptised and received into fellowship in Prince Street Hall, Peterhead on 29th January, 1950. Alex was a fisherman all his working days, and had a good testimony; he was a likeable and friendly man. Sadly he suffered a stroke and his remaining years were marked by bodily weakness. The Lord took him home in May after he had been a number of weeks in hospital. Please remember his wife, daughters and family in prayer.
Mrs Mair Richards. On 10th August, after a protracted period of ill health, she left a hospital bed for heavens bliss. Saved as a teenager through the preaching of Mr Mark Kagan, she spent most of her life in fellowship with the believers meeting in Nantgarw Gospel Hall, although latterly she and her husband David were in fellowship at Glan y Llyn. Her care, especially for those suffering ill health, reached out beyond her immediate community, and the large number that attended the funeral was an eloquent tribute to the testimony she bore.
Mrs Geraldine Somerville (née Price), aged 69, was called home on 24th May. She was saved on 22nd December, 1957, was baptised on 17th March, 1958, and was then received into Drumreagh assembly where she bore a quiet and consistent testimony. In later years, due to ill health, she was denied attending assembly meetings, so her homecall was a welcome release from her many difficulties. She is missed both in the assembly and family for her prayers and godliness, and she was an influence for good. Her funeral service was conducted by Mr Sammy Maze, Lisburn.
Mrs Martha Winter, aged 87, called home on 23rd July. Our sister was saved as a young married woman and received into the fellowship of the assembly at Hanover Street, Portadown where she remained until her home call. She was a faithful member of the assembly and remained steadfast until illness restricted her attendance. She was predeceased by her husband, a son and a daughter, whose passing she keenly felt. She will be sadly missed by her family, who were attentive to her during her illness, and by the assembly. Prayer valued for her son Tony, in the fellowship of the Portadown assembly, and four sons not yet saved. The funeral service was conducted by local brethren.