In Memory Of...

Occasionally we learn of news that a former NCRM missionary or church member from North Carolina has passed away. This page is dedicated to the memory of these people. If you know of others that are missing from this list, please contact me.

Alexander, Charles (President Alexander)
President of the North Carolina Greensboro Mission (predecessor to the NCRM) from 1974-1976. Passed away March 27, 2016. An obituary can be found here.

Allan, Trysta
Served in the NCRM from 1995 to 1996, and was killed in a car accident in July 1997 along with her two sisters.

Allred, Joseph
Passed away September 28, 2006. He served in the NCRM under President Welch.

Bevan, Eric Adam
Served in the NCRM from 1999 to 2001. He was killed in a construction accident on November 6, 2002. A copy of his obituary can be found here.

Bridges, Marcell Eugene
Served as a senior missionary in the NCRM mission office under President Christensen. Passed away May 3, 2013. A copy of his obituary can be found here.

Brodin, Eric
Church member from the Dunn Ward. Passed away in July 2004. Bro. Brodin loved to feed the missionaries and was well known by those that served in the area.

Butler, Kaiwah
Served in the NCRM from 1999 to 2000. He was killed in an car accident in Salt Lake City, UT in 2001.

Christensen, Arnold (President Christensen)
President of the NCRM from 1994 to 1997. Passed away on March 25, 2009, due to complications with diebetes.

de Moors, David
Killed in Iraq on January 7, 2006. More information can be found here. A military memorial can be found here.

Gillespie, Barbara Ann Barnes
Wife of President Gillespie (1980-1983). Passed away on April 27, 2014. Obituary can be found here and here.

Gillespie, Dr. Joel N. (President Gillespie)
President of the NCRM from 1980 to 1983. Passed away January 4, 2016. An obituary can be found here.

Hamner, T. Sterling Shawn, Sr.
Passed away on May 4, 2000, at the Huntsman Center, University Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT of complications from Leukemia. His obituary can be seen on the Deseret News online site.

Hodges, Craig Alan Hodges
Elder Craig Hodges passed away on January 18, 2004. He served in the NCRM in 1981 and 1982.

Holzendorf, Barbara
Sister Holzendorf passed away on May 1, 2002. She was killed in a car accident while serving her mission with her husband in Whiteville, NC.

Lehman, Boyce
Served in North Carolina 1983 to 1984. Passed away September 8, 2006 from a hunting accident near Mount St. Helens. Additional detail can be found here.

Lewis, Stuart
Died November 25, 2010 in a car accident. An article about the accident can be found here, and an obituary can be found here.

Millard, Dale
Passed away on December 24, 2004. Dale Served in the NCRM between 1998 and 2000. Please forward any stories or other comments to Dale's wife, Lisa_Emilie (at) hotmail (dot) com.

Peterson, Melissa
Passed away on January 21, 2000. Sister Peterson was killed in a car accident while serving her mission.

Pulley, Steven
Served in the NCRM from 1985 to 1987. Passed away in October 2000. Please contact Quinn Christensen for more information.

Pusey, Jade
Served in the NCRM in the early 1990's. Passed away on January 29, 2005. In 2003, Jade was diagnosed with Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumors, a rare and aggressive form of cancer.

Ricks, Jeremy
Passed away in a car accident in the Fall of 2001. Jeremy left behind a wife and a daughter. The following comes from Jeremy's mother: "As Jeremys daughter is very young and will not have many memories of her father we compiled a book for her of memories about him from people who knew him. If any of his missionary associates or companions would like to write a remembrance for her they can send it to us on email." Jeremy's family can be reached at lonricks (at) juno (dot) com.

Rowan, Robert D. (President Rowan)
President of the NCRM from 1989 to 1992. Passed away May 7, 2015. His obituary can be found here.

Stokes, Deloris Leo (President Stokes)
President of the NCRM from 1983 to 1986. Passed away January 10, 2016. An obituary can be found here.

Stokes, Eleda Vee Smith
Wife of President Stokes (1983-1986). Passed away November 13, 2004. Her obituary can be found here.

Thurgood, Lucy
Served with her husband in the mission office under President Welch. She passed away in September, 2004 after a long bout with cancer

Weight, Lawrence (Larry)
Served in the North Carolina Greensborough Mission in 1976 to 1978. Passed away February 26, 2011. His obituary can be found here.

Wilkinson, Rendell
Served in the NCRM from 1997 to 1999. He passed away in 2008.

Woodrum, Todd L.
Served in the mission around 1982 or 1983. Todd passed away in October 1989 following a construction accident in Las Vegas, NV.