Obituaries

Rev. Paul Michael Davis, MDiv 1990, age 55 of St. Louis, MI, passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Mid-Michigan Medical Center-Midland, Midland, MI. Paul was born in Lakeview, MI on May 22, 1963 the son Oliver and Nina (Moss) Davis. Paul married Cheryl Jewell on August 16, 1986 in Grand Rapids, MI. He earned a Masters of Divinity from Asbury Seminary. Paul served as a minister at Muskegon First Free Methodist, Charlotte Free Methodist Church and South Evart Community Free Methodist Church. He loved history, especially the Civil War time period. Paul loved the bible and being a minister. He really enjoyed helping with Youth Programs and enjoyed helping with the Middle School and High School Bands. He is survived by his wife Rev. Cheryl Davis of St. Louis, MI; daughter Joanna Davis of Big Rapids, MI; son Michael and Rebecka Davis of Lansing, MI; son Stephen Davis of St. Louis, MI; grandson Oliver Davis of Lansing, MI; sister Ann and John Shaver of Indianapolis, IN; brother James and Diane Davis of Orlando, FL; brother John and Leslie Davis of Fort Wayne, IN; sister Joy and Cecil Martin of Columbus, IN; father-in-law Richard Jewell of Coldwater, MI; sister-in-law Deborah Spires of Hudsonville, MI; sister-in-law Rita and Bruce Knoll of South Haven, MS; brother-in-law Dean and Nicole Jewell of Monroe, MI. Paul was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Jan Schroeder and his mother-in-law Gloria Jewell.

Richard Paul Doughty, 76, of Crossville, Tennessee, former Waldron resident, passed away December 25, 2018 at Park West Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. Born February 21, 1942 in Hancock County, he was the son of Paul Doughty and Margaret (Stoner) Doughty. He married Karen (Sever) Doughty on July 25, 1975 and she survives. Other survivors include two sons, Steven Doughty(wife Beth) of Crawfordsville, Joshua Doughty(wife Jennifer) of Terre Haute, daughter Tara Maxey (husband Bill) of Franklin; brother Philip Doughty of Greenfield, sister Marjorie Ratliff of Greenfield; and 12 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Doughty had lived in Tennessee for 11 years after moving from Waldron. He was a minister, self employed farmer, and elementary school teacher his entire working career. He graduated from Carthage High School in 1960, graduated from Asbury College in 1964, attended Asbury Seminary, and graduated from Christian Theology Seminary in 1968 with a Masters of Divinity, and graduated from Ball State University in 1975 with a Masters of Arts in Elementary Education. He pastored United Methodist Churches in North & South Indiana Conferences, and Pacific Northwest Conference and also pastored the Quaker Church in Carthage. Richard enjoyed fishing, riding his motorcycle, spending time with his grandchildren, and telling them stories.

Rev. Edna Hennigar Love, MDiv 1994, born December 16, 1937, went to be with the Lord, January 16, 2019 at the age of 81. Service will be conducted Saturday, January 26th at Prattville Memorial Chapel at 1PM. Visitation will be from 11AM – 1PM with a special family time from 10-11AM. Her son, Rev. Robert Zannini of Life Church, Lafayette, Louisiana and Rev. Walter Albritton of St. James United Methodist Church in Montgomery will officiate. She is preceded in death by her husband, Rev. James Love, her parents, Joshua M. Hennigar and Margaret J. Hennigar. She leaves behind her seven beloved children and their spouses u ntil the time when they will one day be reunited in heaven: Robert (Amanda) Zannini of Lafayette, LA John (Cathryn) Zannini of Flagstaff, AZ Sharon (Alan) Gurley of Trussville, AL Ronald (Rebekah) Zannini of Crossville, TN Cheryl (Charles) Platt of Macon, GA Giavanna (George) Griffin of Birmingham, AL Maria (Mark) Smith of Clopton, AL She looks forward to one day being reunited with her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, her sister, Alice Schultz, and three brothers, Rev. Richard Hennigar, Ronald Hennigar and Edmund Hennigar Rev. Love was ordained a Deacon in the United Methodist Church in 1993. Her ordination as Elder followed in 1996. She served in the AL./W.FL. Conference, as did her husband. She helped initiate the Emmaus Walk in the North AL., the AL./W.FL., and the Georgia Conferences. She served on both the Emmaus Walk Board and the Kairos (prison ministry) Board. She was pleased to serve on several Emmaus Walk, Kairos, Chrysalis, Epiphany, and Journey teams, in Alabama, Kentucky, and South Georgia. Rev. Love received her call to ministry as a young girl at a Billy Graham Crusade in Boston, MA. It was to be many years later before that call was fulfilled. She was a military wife for 17 years, in which she moved extensively from one end of the country to the other. She had been a single mother for seven years at the time she married Rev. James Love in 1978. In response to God’s call on her life, she entered college shortly before her 50th birthday. Seven years later she had earned from Troy State University a B.S. in Psychology/Sociology (Summa Cum Laude), and a Master of Science in Counseling. She went on to attain a Master of Divinity from Asbury Seminary in Kentucky, having graduated from all schools with high honors. She was a member of the Gamma Beta Phi Society, the Alpha Sigma Lambda Society, and the International Society of Theta Phi. Rev. Love and her husband moved to a retirement community in Sebring, Florida in 2006. S he pursued her ministry through preaching, writing, and sharing the love of Jesus with everyone she met. Although her body gradually succumbed to the ravages of Post-Polio and in later years by cancer, she never lost her desire to grow spiritually and to expand her knowledge. She was frequently heard to say, “I am ready for my new body. The Lord can take me anytime He is ready for me to go home. I’m all packed and ready.” She referred to her home-going time as “Graduation Day.” 


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Seedbed.com