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JOURNAL 

OF THE 

NORTH CAROLINA 

ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



Treasurers Exhibits and 

Statistical Tables 

for 1977 




Raleigh Area 

of the 

United Methodist Church 

(Southeastern Jurisdiction) 



VOLUME I 



1978 



TN 



TABLE OF CONTENTS ,^'" f"^ 



According to action taken at the 1977 Annual Conference Session, the 
North CaroHna Conference Journal will be published in two volumes. 
Volume I will contain the Conference Treasurer's Statements and the 
Statistical Tables, and will be published in the spring. Volume II will 
contain the remainder of material required to be published in the Journal, 
and will be published in late summer or early autumn. 



SECTION I - Treasurers Financial Exhibits 

Treasurer's Statement of Board Operations 



SECTION II - District, Charge and Church Statistics 

Statistical Exhibits: Pastor's Reports to the Annual Conference 65 







II 



JOURNAL 

of the 

North Carolina Annual Conference 

Raleigh Area 

of 
The United Methodist Church 

(Southeastern Jurisdiction) 

1978 
Volume I 



Successor to 

The North Carolina Conference, Methodist Protestant Church, 1828-1939 
The North Carolina Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, 1837-1844 
The North Carolina Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 

1845-1939 
Blue Ridge — Atlantic Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church 1879-1939 
Eastern District, North Carolina Virginia Conference, Central Juris- 
diction, The United Methodist Church 

ROBERT M. BLACKBURN, Presiding Bishop 

JAMES COILE, Conference Secretary 

Edited for the Conference by 

JAMES COILE, Route 6, Box 79, Mebane, N.C. 27302, and LAURA 
WILSON, Mebane, N.C. 27302 

Financial Exhibited edited by 

CHARLES K. McADAMS, Conference Treasurer, Business Administration 

Statistical Tables edited by 

DAVID D. TRAYNHAM, Rt. 2, Box 196, Rockingham, N.C. 28379 
P.O. Box 10955, Raleigh, N.C. 27605 

PRICE: $3.50 
III 



PRINTED AND BOUND BY 

MEDIA, INC., PRINTERS AND PUBLISHERS 

GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA 

1978 



IV 



TREASURER'S FINANCIAL EXHIBITS 

FOR CONFERENCE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 1977 



March 13, 1978 
The Council on Finance and Administration 
North Carolina Conference of 
The United Methodist Church S.E.J. 
Raleigh, North Carolina 

Gentlemen: 

Herewith is presented our report on the operations of the various divisions, boards, commissions, 
committees and agencies, the funds of which were handled in the Central Treasurer's Office, for 
the 1977 conference year ended December 31, 1977, consisting of the schedules as set forth in the 
index. 

These statements have been examined by A.M. Pullen & Company, Certified PubHc Accountants, 
Raleigh, North Carolina, in connection with their annual audit of our accounts and presented, with 
any necessary adjustments, in the summary form in Exhibit "B" of their report which is on file in 
the Conference Treasurer's office for examination by anyone desiring to examine the audit. Copies 
of the audit will be distributed to members of the Council on Finance and Administration when the 
report is completed. 

We also take this opportunity to express our appreciation to the members of the Council for their 
dedication and unselfish service to the church in the work of this office, and to all ministers and lay- 
persons of this conference for their cooperation and assistance during the past conference year. 

Sincerely yours, 



Charles K. McAdams, 
Conference Treasurer- Business Administrator 



Schedule 

A Single Figure Apportionment 
B Episcopal Fund 
C District Superintendents' Fund 
D Conference Board of Pensions 
E Ministers' Retirement Fund 
El Ministers' Emergency Relief 
F Camps Maintenance Fund 
F-1 Camps Program Fund 
F-2 Campership Fund 
F-2 Myra Morris Campership Fund 
F-2 Camp Staff Scholarship Fund 
F-3 Camps Advance Special Fund 
G College Sustaining Fund 
H Golden Cross Fund 
H-1 Ministers' Blue Cross Fund 
H-1 Ministers' Group Life Insurance Plan 
I Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc. 
J Division of Missions 
J-1 Conference Advance Funds 
J-1 Ten Dollar Club 
J-1 Board of Missions, Inc. 
J-2 Commission on Equitable Salaries 
J-3 Commission On Equitable Salaries (District Totals) 
K Division of Health and Welfare Ministries 
K Division of Lay Life and Work 
K Roy Turn age Scholarship Fund 
K Division of Higher Education 
K Methodist Men's Scholarship Fund 
K Joint Committee on Higher Education 

K Joint Committee on Planning and Strategy for Higher Education 
K Joint Advisory Committee on Higher Education 
K-1 Division of Worship 
K-1 Commission on Religion and Race 
K- 1 Division of Ministry - Expense Fund 
K- 1 Division of Ministry - Scholarship Fund 
K-1 Career Planning and Counseling 
K-1 North Carolina Christian Advocate 
K-1 J. M. Ormond Research Center 
K-2 North Carolina Council of Churches 
K-2 Seminary Visitation 
K-2 Division of Diaconal Ministry 
K-2 Division of Evangelism 
K-2 Division of Education (operating) 
K-2 Division of Ecumenical and Interreligious Concerns 
K-2 New Life Mission Work 
K-3 Bicentennial Observance 
K-3 Status and Role of Women 
K-3 Bishop's Discretionary Fund 



K-3 Group Life Insurance Escrow 

K-3 Contingency Fund 

K-3 Committee on Appeals 

K-3 Committee on Archives and History 

K-4 Council on Ministries - Salaries and Benefits 

K-4 Council on Ministries - Program and Operating 

K-4 Council on Ministries - Youth Activities 

K-4 Council on Ministries - Conference Leadership School 

K-4 Council on Ministries - Itinerant Terms 

K-5 Bishop's Seminar on the Ministry 

K-5 Insurance Committee 

K-5 Youth Service Fund 

K-5 Central Supplies 

K-5 Bishops' Call for Peace and Self-Development of People 

K-5 Committee on Pastoral Care 

K-5 Bishop's Scholarship Fund 

K-5 Convocation on Evangelism 

K-6 Division of Church and Society 

K-6 College Monitoring Committee 

K-6 Media Center 

K-6 Parish Development Training 

K-6 Parsonage Standards Committee 

K-6 Task Force on Hunger 

K-6 Ethnic Minority Local Church 

L Fund for Reconciliation 

M Board of Trustees 

M Episcopal Residence Fund - Invested in Building Fund 

M Episcopal Residence Fund - Operating Fund 
Ml Staff Parsonages - Maintenance Fund 
M - 1 Staff Parsonages - Invested in Building Fund 
M-2 The Methodist Building - Operating Fund 
M-2 The Methodist Building - Invested in Building Fund 

M-2 Methodist Building Fund Reserve 

N Pastors' School 

N Pastors' Moving Expenses 

O Conference Treasurer's Office 

O Conference Secretary's Office 

O Conference Journal 

O Book of Reports 

O Annual Conference Expense 

O Conference Treasurer, Staff and Statistician 

O Conference Historical Directory 
P Earnings on Central Funds 
P Emergency Fund 

Q College Capital Fund Campaign 

Q North Carolina Wesleyan College Campaign 

R Division on Stewardship - Operating Fund 

R Office of Deferred Giving 



T Methodist Foundation, Inc., Annual Report 

T-1 Methodist Foundation : Summary of Investments 

T-2 Methodist Foundation: Department of Gifts & Wills- 

ed Funds 
T-3 Miscellaneous Invested Funds 



Invest- 



SCHEDULEA 

Single Figure #1 

Exhibit of Receipts and Disbursements 

For Conference Year Ended December 31 , 1 977 



$3,875,658.65 

240,366.57 
$4,116,025.22 



INCOME: 

Income from Charges 

Transfer from Earnings on Central Funds to 
Supplementary Appro 

Total Income 

DISTRIBUTION: 

Ministerial Support 

District Superintendent's Fund (Salaries) $240,000.00 

(Travel) 24,000.00 

(Cabinet Exp.) . . 6,500.00 

Episcopal Fund 76,729.00 

Conference Claimants (Pensions) 877,844.00 

Ministers' Retirement Fund (Lump Sum) 40,925.00 

Equitable Salary Fund 220,000.00 

Ministers' Moving Expense 20,000.00 

Ministers' Emergency Relief 10,000.00 $1,515,998.00 

Administration: 

General Administration $ 27,334.00 

Jurisdictional Conference Budget 32,553.00 

Temporary Aid Fund 27,883.00 

Conference Administration : 

Annual Conference Expense 22,500.00 

Conference Secretary's Office Budget 13,000.00 

Conference Journal & Printing 12,000.00 

Conference Book of Reports -Publications . . . 3,000.00 

Conference Treasurer's Office Budget 18,550.00 

Conference Statistician, Treasurer & Staff .... 67,500.00 

Rents, Conf. Area, Methodist Bldg 25,000.00 

Episcopal Residence (Utilities & Expense) .... 2,200.00 

Bishop's Discretionary Fund 2,000.00 

Conference Bd. Trustees (Expense Fund) .... 200.00 

ConferenceStaff Parsonages (Maintenance) .. 13,100.00 

Insurance Committee 1,200.00 

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Contingency Fund 20,000.00 

Emergency Fund 4,416.00 $ 292,436.00 

Conference Program : 

Council on Ministries: 

Office, meetings, program $ 61,900.00 

Staff Salaries and Benefits 215,270.00 

Board of Church & Society 9,000.00 

Division of Education (Operating) 4,200.00 

Camp Maintenance 62,000.00 

Division of Lay Life and Work 6,496.00 

Division of Stewardship 6,600.00 

Division of EvangeHsm 8,500.00 

Division of Worship 2,000.00 

Division Ecumenical & 

Interreligious Concerns 1,005.00 

Division Health & Welfare (Operating) 1,700.00 

Methodist Home for Children 264,000.00 

Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc 125,000.00 

Golden Cross Fund 19,000.00 

Division of Missions 110,000.00 

Division Higher Education (operating) 1,000.00 

College Sustaining Fund 570,000.00 

Campus Ministry 77,000.00 

Division of Ordained Ministry 20,000.00 

Committee on Archives & History 1,000.00 

Career Planning & Counseling 1,000.00 

Diaconal Ministry 150.00 

Committee on Religion & Race 3,300.00 

N.C. Council of Churches 7,800.00 

N.C. Pastors ' School 1 ,000.00 

N.C. Christian Advocate 7,000.00 

Pastoral Care Committee 2,000.00 

Special Concerns: 

Seminary Visitation $ 2,000.00 

Seminar on The Ministry 3,000.00 

Status and Role of Women 500.00 $1,593,421.00 

World Service: 

World Service $ 473,803.65 

Sub-Total $3,875,658.65 

Supplementary Appropriations 1977 

District Superintendent - Salaries $ 24,192.00 

Book of Recommendations .30 

Ministers Emergency Relief 14,500.00 

Conference Treasurer's Office Budget 4,728.54 

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Committee on Archives and History % 191.95 

Insurance Comm 573 gg \ 

Camps Maint 533 gg 

Conf. Treas., Staff & Statistician 12,750.00 

COM Staff Salaries/Benefits 10,560.00 

Ministers Moving Expense 14,326.97 $ 82,362.57 

Supplementary Appropriations 1978 

Methodist Retirement Homes Inc 1 1 ,500.00 

Conference Claimants I5 255 00 

Annual Conference Expense 5,500.00 

Conference Treasurer's Office Budget 7,450.00 

Insurance Committee 3qq qq 

Emergency Fund 1 1 ,290.00 

Council on Ministries 

Meetings, Programs, Etc 10,425.00 

Camps Maintenance 17 569 00 

Division of Worship 200 00 

Ministers Moving Expense 20,500 00 

Campus Ministry 3,000.00 

Comm. Archives & History 900 00 

Ethnic Minority Local Church 7,500 00 

Status and Role of Women 450 00 

Child Care Study Comm 2 000 00 

Comm. on Pastoral Care 1 475 00 

Ministers' Emergency Relief .'.".'' 14 500 00 

Division of Education- Operating 1 540 00 

Division of Ordained Ministry 4 000 00 



Committee on Diaconal Mmistry 1 050 00 



Career Planning and Counseling 
Committee on Diaconal Minis 
Methodist Home for Children 

TOTAL SUPPLEMENTARY 
TOTAL DISTRIBUTION 



600.00 
050.00 
20,000.00 $158.004.00 

$240,366.57 
$4,116,025.22 



$ 


76,763.61 


$ 


76,763.61 


$ 



SCHEDULES 

Episcopal Fund Income 

Distribution and Fund Balance 

For the 1 977 Conference Year Ended December 31 , 1 977 

Fund Balance: December 31, 1976 
INCOME: 

Income from Charges 1977 $ 76,763.61 

Total 

Distribution : 

Treasurer, Episcopal Fund 

Fund Balance: December 31, 1977 



SCHEDULE C 

District Superintendents Fund 

Income, Expense and Fund Balance 

For the 1 977 Conference Year Ended December 31 , 1 977 

Fund Balance: December 31, 1976 

Operating Balance $ (1 .08) 

Reclaim 12/31/76 Optg. Balance (1.92) 

Allowable Contingency 

Appropriation 1977 Salaries $215,520.00 

1977 Travel 24,000.00 

Cabinet Expense 5,000.00 

Supplementary Appro. Cabinet Expense 1,500.00 

Supplementary 1977 Salaries 24,480.00 

Supplementary 1977 Travel ; $270,500.00 

Funds Available for use in 1977 $270,497.00 

INCOME: 

Total Income $ 

Total $270,497.00 

EXPENSE: 

Salaries (including expenses for twelve 

District Superintendents) $239,999.04 

Cabinet Meeting Expense 5,711.58 

Travel 23,999.04 

Total Expense $269,709.66 

Operating Balance: December 31, 1977 787.34 

Reclaim 12/31/77 Optg Bal: (787.34) 

Allowable Contingency 650.00 

Appropriation for use in 1978 Salaries $240,000.00 

7 



^ , . . 24,000.00 

crbme,Expense::::::::;::::: 6,500.00 

Supplementary Appro. 1978 Travel ^ 

Supplementary Appro. 1978 Salaries . .- 24.192.00 

Supplementary Appro. 1978 Cabinet Exp I $294,692.00 

Funds Available for use in 1978 $295.342.00 

Consisting of: «9Qf; 949 nn 

Balance with Conference Treasurer ^295.i4Z.UU 



SCHEDULED 

Conference Board of Pensions 

Income, Expense or Distribution and Fund Balance 

For 1977 Conference Year Ended December 31, 1977 

Operating Balance: December 31, 1976 $3,656,223.67 

Reclaim December 31 , 1976 Balance 
Allowable Contingency 

Appropriation for 1977 841,956.00 

Supplementary Appropriation for 1977 13,600.00 



Funds available for use in 1977 $4,511,779.67 

INCOME: 

Special Appointments 1977 payments $ 5.828.00 

Dividends from Methodist Foundation, Inc 224,017.30 

Miscellaneous Receipts 12.75 

The General Board of Pensions: 

1977 Earnings on Genl&confSEF 35,859.59 

Initial Reserve Fund 180.99 

Duke Endowment 100,658.50 

Edgerton Fund Dividends 1977 308.06 

Methodist Publishing House 5,776.19 

Total Income $372,641.38 

Total $4,884,421.05 

Distribution and Expense 1977 

Superannuates (133) $328,490.13 

Widows (102) 139.677.51 

Dependent Children (24) 5.141.44 

Special Claimants (16) 10,875.08 

Board Expense 4,378.18 

Hutchison Associates Consultants 3,536.31 

Hospital & Medical Expense Program 58,468.48 

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Life Insurance Program 1 ,047.75 

Outside Responsibility 33,075.77 

Duke Endowment Christmas Distribution 100,658,50 

Total Distribution and Expense 

Operating Balance: December 31, 1977 

ReclaimDecember31 , 1977Balance 

AllowableCo 

ntingency 

Appropriatio 

Appropriation for use in 1 978 

Supplementary Appropriation for use 1978 

Funds available for 1978 Conference Year 

Consisting of : 

Balance with Conference Treasurer $921,242.16 

Other Items: 

Checking Account 5,844.98 

Accounts Receivable 2,400.00 

Due from Methodist Foundation, Inc 131,218.89 

Investments 

Methodist Foundation, Inc 3,656,346.47 

General Board 

Superannuate Endowment Fund 103,876.30 

Special Endowment Fund 250,631.68 

Conference Claimants Distribution Fund . . . 19,442.13 

Initial Reserve Fund 2,168.29 

$5,093,170.90 



$ 685,349.15 
$4,199,071.90 



877,844.00 

16,255.00 

$5,093,170.90 



Board of Pensions 



SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS 

H.B.Johnson 

CM. Mitchell 

R.L. Mangum 1975 

R.L. Mangum 1977 

W.J. Mann 

C.A. Simonton.Jr. 1976 

C.A. Simonton, Jr. 1977 



$960.00 
960.00 
468.00 
960.0 
960.00 
560.00 
960.00 



$5,828.00 



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SCHEDULE E-1 

Ministers' Emergency Relief Fund 

For 1 977 Conference Year Ended December 31 , 1 977 

Fund Balance: December 31, 1976 

Operating Balance: 

Reclaimed 12/31/76 

Appropriation for use in 1 977 

Allowable contingency for 1977 

Supplemental Appropriation 

Funds Available for 1977 Conference Year 

INCOME: 

Total Income 

Total 

EXPENSES: 

Board Meetings/Travel 

Telephone 

W.S. Davenport 

W.D. Wise v. 

Euander Parnell 

W. Carson Lewis 

R.C. Hamilton 

J.C. Dunn 

L. Hardee Dodson * _ 

Charles I. Umstead 

L.V. Wesley 

J.E. Wood 

C.R. Etheridge 

Blue Cross & Life Ins. Premiums (Hamilton, 

Wise, Dodson, Parnell, Dunn, Lewis! 

Umstead) 

Total Expense 

Operating Balance: 

December 31, 1977 

Reclaimed 12/31/77 

Allowable Contingency for 1978 

Appropriation for use in 1978 

Supplemental Appropriation for use in 1978 .... 
Funds Available for 1978 Conference Year 

Consisting of: 

Balance with Conference Treasurer 



12 



$35,923.00 


270.15 


72.17 


419.31 


787.41 


1,800.00 


787.41 


787.41 


787.41 


1,800.00 


1,800.00 


2,362.71 


1,012.59 


27.33 


2,460.90 



SCHEDULE F 

Camp Maintenance 

Income, Expense and Distribution 

For 1 977 Conference Year Ended December 31 , 1 977 



Fund Balance: December 31, 1976 

Operating Balance: December 31, 1976 

Reclaim Balance 12/31/76 

Allowable Contingency 12/31/76 

Appropriation for use in 1977 

Supplementary Appropriation 1977 

Funds available for use in 1977 

Income : 

Miscl. Receipts $ 569.75 

Total Income 

Total 

Expenses: 

Conference Camps Maintenance 

FICA Taxes 1 ,480.83 

Salary: Superintendent 9,000.00 

Asst. Superintendent 6,500.00 

Truck & Tractor 5,663.85 

Building Maintenance 169.70 

Utilities 1,823.04 

Equipment 678.51 

Hospital & Life Insurance 1,624.81 

Insurance-Liability 2,493.15 

Insurance -Fire 4,717.00 

New Vehicle 5,225.00 $39,375.89 

Camp Don Lee 

Salary, Maint. Asst $7,226.96 

Manager-Director 1,275.00 

Insurance, Property 

Equipment 577.40 

Truck & Tractor 1 ,193.63 

Maintenance 4,640.74 $14,913.73 

Camp Chestnut Ridge 

Maintenance $5,966.79 

Insurance 

Equipment $5,966.79 

Camp Rockfish 

Maintenance $2,599.72 

Insurance 

13 



$ 979.09 

(979.09) 

979.00 

53,000.00 

10,000.00 

$63,979.00 



569.75 
$64,548.75 



Truck Maintenance 1,284.22 

Equipment $3,883.94 



Camp Kerr Lake 

Maintenance $ 942.38 

Insurance 

Total Expenses $65,082.73 

Operating Balance: 



942.; 



State Taxes Payable , 



$ (533.98) 



Decembers!, 1977 

Reclaim Optg. Balance 12/31/77. . 

Allowable Contingency 

Appropriation for use in 1978 62,000.00 

Supplementary Approproation 

^°^19^« 18.102.98 

Funds Available for use in 1978 579 ggg qq 

Consists of : 

Balance with Conference 

Treasurer ^^^ 

Blue Cross Premium Receivable .. . ' / r.r. 



6.09 
(101.53) 

$79,569.00 



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Operating Balance: 12/31/76 $1,177.37 

Receipts : 

Transfers : 

From: NONE - 

Donations 378.11 

Advance Items 267.09 



Total Receipts 
Total . . . 



Disbursements: 

Chestnut Ridge & Don Lee Camperships . . . . 
Total Disbursement 

Operating Balance: 12/31/77 

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Balance with Conference Treasurer 

Myra Morris Campership Fund 
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Operating Balance: 12/31/76 

Income: From M.M. Campership Fund (M.F.) 

Total Receipts 

Total 



Disbursements : 

Chestnut Ridge and Don Lee Camperships. 
Total Disbursement 

Operating Balance: 12/31/77 

Camp Staff Scholarship Fund 
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Operating Balance: 12/31/76 

Receipts : 

Income from Camp Staff Scholarship Fd. 
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Total 

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Total Disbursements 

Operating Balance: 12/31/77 

Consists of: 

Balance with Conference Treasurer 



SCHEDULE F-3 

Camps Advance Special Fund 

Fund Balance: 12/31/76 $7,144.32 

Camp Don -Lee 

Fund Balance: 12/31/76 2 365 74 

Income: Donation 

Advance Items 

Total Income 

Total 

Disbursements: 

Don-Lee ASF 

Total Disbursements 

Camp Don-Lee Balance 12/31/77 

Camp Chestnut Ridge 

Fund Balance: 12/31/76 

Income: 

Advance Items 

Total Income 

Total 

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$ 461.00 




$2,826.74 


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Total Income 




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Camp Rockfish 




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$ 953.89 


Income : 




Advance Items 


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323.99 




Transfer from CAS Undirected 




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Sale of old tractor 








$ 389.99 




Total Income 




$ 389.99 


Total 




$1,343.88 


Disbursements : 






Rockfish ASF 


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Total Disbursements 




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Camp Rockfish Balance 12/31/77 




$ 273.53 


All Camps Undirected 






Fund Balance 12/31/76 




$2,835.91 


Income: 




Donation - Carolina Pools 


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Advance Items 


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Total Income 




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Total 




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Golden Cross Fund Income 
Expense and Fund Balance 
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Fund Balance: 12/31/76 

Operating Balance $ 8,385.50 

Reclaim 12/31/76 Operating Balance (8,385.50) 

Allowable Contingency 1977 4,442.00 

Appropriation for 1977 18,400.00 

Funds Available for use in 1977 $22,842.00 

Income: 

Contributions 367.69 

Total Income $ 367.69 

Total $23,209.69 



Expenses: 

Duke Hospital (1) $ 400.00 

Other Hospitals (15) 5,608.60 

Chaplain Program-Duke Hospital 5,500.00 

Good Shepherd Home, Lake Waccamaw 3,000.00 

Other Medical Expense 1,056.04 

Total Distribution $15,564.64 

Operating Balance: 12/31/77 $ 7,645.05 

Reclaim operating balance 12/31/77 (7,645.05) 

Allowable Contingency 1977 1,900.00 

Appropriation for use in 1978 19,000.00 

Funds Available for use in 1978 $20,900.00 

Consisting of : 

Balance with Conference Treasurer $20,900.00 



21 



SCHEDULE H-1 

Ministers Blue Cross Plan 
Income and Distribution 

For 1 977 Conference Year Ended December 31 , 1 977 

Balance with Current Funds: 12/31/76 

Income: 

From Ministers (517 participating) 

and Lay Employees 

Total 

Distribution: 

North Carolina Blue Cross-Blue Shield, Inc. . . 

Balance with Conference Treasurer: 12/31/77. 



Ministers Group Life Insurance 

Income and Distribution 

For 1 977 Conference Year Ended December 31 , 1 977 

Balance with Conference Treasurer: 12/31/76. 
Income: 

From Ministers 

Total 

Distribution : 

Insurance Premiums 

Total Distribution 

Balance with Conference Treasurer : 12/31 /77 . 



22 



SCHEDULE I 



Methodist Retirement Homes, Incorporated 

Income, Expense and Fund Balance 

For 1 977 Conference Year Ended December 31 , 



1977 



Fund Balance: 12/31/76 

Appropriations for 1977 

Fund Balance: January 1, 1977 

INCOME: 

Methodist Foundation Dividends 

Wren Fund 

Pace Endowment 

Total Receipts 

Total 

EXPENSE: 

Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc., Durham 

Operating Fund 

Administrative 

Wren Fund Dividends disbursed 

Total Expenses 

Fund Balance: 12/31/77 

Reclaim Optg. Balance 12/31/77 

Allowable Contingency 1977 

Appropriation for 1978 

Supplemental Appropriation 1978 

Fund Balance: January 1, 1978 

Consisting of : 

Balance with Conference Treasurer 

Other Items: 
Invested Funds: 

Methodist Foundation, Inc. 

(114,301 capital units) 



$140,991.75 
92,000.00 

$232,991.75 



2,210.09 

6.168.38 

8,378.47 

$241,370.22 



83,992.34 

2,210.09 

$ 86,202.43 

$155,167.79 

(20,682.66) 

20,683.00 

125,000.00 

11,500.00 

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$158,990.99 



$132.677.14 
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Division of Missions Work Teams 

Income, Expense or Distribution and Fund Balance 

For 1977 Conference Year Ended 12/31/77 



Fund Balance: 12/31/76 

Operating Balance 

Reclaim 12/31/76 Balance . . . 

Allowable Contingency 

Appropriation for 1977 

Supplementary Appropriation. 
Funds available for use in 1977 





Florida 


John's 
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Work 


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Work Team 


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$ 2,559.70 $592.19 



$2,559.70 $592.19 $ 



INCOME: 

Transfer/ Board of Missions . 
Transfer Balance - All 

Work Teams 

Expense Reimbursements . . 

Miscellaneous 

Donations 



$ 5,000.00 $ 



11,024.92 



$1,000.00 $ 



Total Income $16,024.92 $ - $1,100.00 $ 188.08 

Total $18,584.62 $592.19 $1,100.00 $2,465.57 



EXPENSE/DISTRIBUTION 

Work Teams Board Expense . 
Transfers/Volunteers in 
Mission 

Total Disbursements/ 



$17,114.32 $ - $ 885.00 $ 13.00 

1,470.30 592.19 215.00 



Transfers $18,584.62 $592.19 $1,100.00 $ 13.00 



Operating Balance 12/31/77. . 
Reclaim 12/31/77 Balance . . . 

Allowable Contingency 

Appropriation for use in 1978 . 
Supplementary Appropriation. 
Funds available for use in 1978 



Consists of: 

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Treasurer $ 



26 



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Conference Advance, Ten Dollar Club, Board of Missions, Inc. 
ncome. Expense or Distribution and Fund Balance 
=or 1977 Conference Year Ended December 31, 1977 



Conference 

Advance 

Funds 



Ten Board of 

Dollar Missions 

Club Incorporated 



Fund Balance: 12/31/76 

Operating Balance $28,935.99 $ 48,223.08 $1,465,396.74 

Appropriation for 1977 NONE NONE NONE 

funds for use in 1977 $28,935.99 $ 48,223.08 $1,465,396.74 

NCOME: 
Transfer from Board of 

Missions, Inc - 12,864.84 

Contributions 47,229.37 51,914.60 

Interest Income - - 88,266.58 

Other Receipts - - 4,025.00 

Gain on sale of property - - 1,319.00 

Total Income $47,229.37 $ 64,779.44 $ 93,610.58 

Total $76,165.36 $113,002.52 $1,559,007.32 

EXPENSE: 

Allocation to Districts $43,996.82 

Oleander UMC-Wil - $ 3,000.00 

Central Church Victoria-Brazil . - 14.500.00 

St. Mark's UMC-Manila - 15,100.00 

St. Matthew UMC-Fayetteville. . - 2,000.00 

Mt. Zion-Elizabeth City - 17,000.00 

Holy Trinity UMC-Greenville . . - 15,000.00 - 

Total Distribution $43.996.82 $ 66,600.00 $ - 

Fund Balance: 12/31/77 $32,168.54 $ 46,402.52 $1,559,007.32 

Donsisting of : 

Balance with 

Conference Treasurer ... . $32,168.54 $46,402.52 

Checking Account - - $ 55,757.76 

Net Secured Advances - - 1,285,249.56 

Invested Funds : Co-op S&., 

Wilmington - - 11,000.00 

Due from Current Funds - - (2,000.00) 

$32,168.54 $ 46,402.52 $1,559,007.32 



27 



SCHEDULEJ-2 

Commission on Equitable Salaries 

Income, Expense or Distribution and Fund Balance 

For 1 977 Conference Year Ended December 31 , 1 977 

Fund Balance: 12/31/76 

Operating Balance 

Reclaim 12/31/76 Operating Balance 

Allowable Contingency 

Appropriation for use in 1977 

Funds Available for use in 1977 

Income: 

Total Income 

Total 

Expense: 

Board Expense 

Allocation to Districts 

Burlington District $17,186.66 

Durham District 24,716.32 

Elizabeth City District 4,587.96 

Fayetteville District 19,719.26 

Goldsboro District 16,398.43 

Greenville District 22,656.35 

New Bern District 16,811.20 

Raleigh District 19,244.70 

Rockingham District 25,002.52 

Rocky Mount District 20,912.81 

Sanford District 11,634.64 

Wilmington District 13,621.60 

Total Distribution and Expense .... 

Operating Balance: 12/31/77 

Reclaim 12/31/77 Operating Balance 

Allowable Contingency 

Appropriation for use in 1978 

Funds Available for use in 1978 

Consisting of : 

Balance with Conference Treasurer 

Checking Account 



$ 34,582.61 
(34,582.61) 

220,000.00 
$220,000.00 



$220,000.00 



488.83 



$212,492.45 
$212,981.28 

$ 7,018.72 

(7,018.72) 

7,019.00 

220,000.00 

$227,019.00 



$226,509.43 
509.57 



$227,019.00 



28 



SCHEDULE J-3 



Commission on Equitable Salaries 

Allocation to Districts 

For 1977 Conference Year Endod December 31, 



1977 



BURLINGTON DISTRICT 

Chestnut Ridge 

Eno- Palmer's Grove 

Phillips Chapel 

Rock Creek 

St. Luke's 

Union Grove 

Walnut Grove 

Hightower 

Lebanon 

Total 

DURHAM DISTRICT 

Andrews-Soapstone 

Banks Grove Hill 

Bethesda 

Butner 

Durham: Asbury Temple 

Wellons 

Ellis Chapel 

Granville Circuit 

Granville-Vance 

Mt. Tabor- Riverview 

Maybrook-Massey 

Wellons-Bethesda 

Stem-Bullock 

Roxboro: Ca-Vel 

Henderson : White Memorial . . . . 

Mt. Tirzah-Helena 

Total 

ELIZABETH CITY DISTRICT 

Harrellsville 

Kinnakeet 

Total 

FAYETTEVILLE 

Clinton Circuit 

Coharie 

Fayetteville : Coats 

Calvary 



2,700.00 


2,199.96 


500.04 


2,888.69 


1,650.00 


2,330.04 


1,467.96 


300.00 


3,149.97 


$ 17,186.66 


$ 2,981.04 


408.31 


250.00 


1,809.96 


2,000.04 


1,958.31 


1.500.00 


1,613.31 


1,939.19 


800.04 


2,334.00 


1,458.31 


2,157.96 


2,400.00 


845.81 


260.04 


$ 24,716.32 


$ 3,732.00 


855.96 


$ 4,587.96 


$ 699.96 


2,300.04 


1,500.04 


2,199.96 



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900.00 


1,386.00 


2,700.00 


3,033.34 


3,399.96 


1,599.96 


$19,719.26 



Trinity 

Wesley-Blacks 

Marvin 

Salemburg 

Spring Lake 

Tabor 

Total 

GOLDSBORO 

Browning-Smith $ 50.04 

Corinth-Antioch 

Jerusalem-Bethel 583.34 

Goldsboro: Airboro 3,165.00 

St. John 4,220.04 

Pine Level 1,575.69 

Micro Fellourship 3,132.96 

New Hope 

Turkey 2,871.32 

Brogden-Falling Creek 800.04 

Wayne 

Total $ 16,398.43 

GREENVILLE DISTRICT 

Belhaven: Trinity $ 3,133.34 

Greenville : Holy Trinity 

Grimesland 2,979.96 

Hobgood 3,840.04 

Jamesville 345.85 

Bell Arthur 

Kinston Circuit 2,126.52 

Mattamuskeet 2,419.31 

Stokes 2.600.04 

Maury-Mt. Herman 719.69 

Monk-Walstonburg 2,494.56 

Vanceboro 500.04 

Washington Circuit 

Wesley Memorial \ ,500.00 

Total $ 22,656.35 

NEW BERN DISTRICT 

Pamlico Parish $ 2,216.69 

Bridgeton 1,059.96 

Midway- Bethlehem 1,450.04 

Cedar Island 2^600.04 

Marshallberg-Smyrna 675.00 

Core Creek 4,029^65 



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Richlands Circuit (2) 2,263.13 

St. Peters 2,516.69 

Total $ 16,811.20 

RALEIGH DISTRICT 

Bethlehem-Shady Grove $ 800.04 

FrankHn 4,899.96 

Mt. Carmel 1,983.35 

Middleburg 

Raleigh: Cokesbury 791.65 

Wilson Temple 1,191.96 

Wynnewood Park 5,483.34 

Trinity (Franklin County) 

Warren 2,034.00 

Macon 2,060.40 

Total $19,244.70 

ROCKINGHAM DISTRICT 

Collins Chapel-Phil $ 750.00 

Asbury-Pineview 1,440.00 

Cedar Grove-Salem (2) 3,150.00 

Branch Street-Sandy Plains 2,259.31 

Ashpole 574.00 

Zion 428.35 

Cool Springs (2) 3,300.00 

Philadelphia 1 ,950.00 

Pleasant Grove 1,729.15 

Rhyne Memorial 3,939.96 

Fair View-Hickory Grove 2,588.35 

Trinity-Zion 824.25 

Sandy Plains 2,069.15 

Total $25,002.52 



ROCKY MOUNT DISTRICT 

Battleboro $ 1 ,959.66 

Bethesda-Holister 791.66 

Red-Oak 583.31 

Gaston 2,499.96 

Lucama-Sims 1 ,400.04 

Nash Circuit 1,592.46 

Marvin 2,473.34 

Sandy Cross 999.96 

West Hahfax 699.96 

Woodland 2,979.15 

Whitakers 800.04 

Halifax 999.96 

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Homes 999.96 

Temperance Hall-McKendree 2,133.35 

Total $ 20.912.81 

SANFORD DISTRICT 

Ashbury-Bethlehem $ 3,066.00 

Bonlee 600.00 

Merritts-Ebenezer 2,532.96 

Sandhills 739.60 

Broadway 2,000.04 

TroyCircuit 2,000.04 

Pekin 696.00 

Total $ 11,634.64 

WILMINGTON DISTRICT 

Bolivia $ 800.04 

Clarkton-Bluefield 3,888.65 

Centenary 200.00 

Riegelwood 979.15 

Shallotte 725.04 

Town Creek 

Scotts Hill 1 ,200.00 

Wilmington: St. John 2,596.64 

Old Dock 2,432.04 

Wrightsboro 800.04 

Total $ 13,621.60 

TOTAL ALL DISTRICTS $212,492.45 



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Fund for Reconciliation 

Income, Expense and Fund Balance 

For 1 977 Conference Year Ended December 31 , 1 977 

Operating Balance: 12/31/76 $8,010.96 

INCOME: 



Total Income $ 

Total $8,010.96 

EXPENSE/DISTRIBUTION : 

St. John's UMC-Goldsboro $1,100.00 

Scarritt College 100.00 

Meeting Expense 382.35 

Evangelism - Florida 150.00 

Center - Continuing Education 25.00 

Total Distribution $1,757.35 

Operating Balance: 12/31/77 $6,253.61 

Consisting of : 

Balance with Conference Treasurer 

Due to General Conference $ 221.55 

Due to N.C. Annual Conference 6,032.06 

$6,253.61 



SCHEDULE M 

Board of Trustees 

Income, Distribution and Fund Balance 

For 1 977 Conference Year Ended December 31 , 1 977 

Fund Balance: 12/31/76 

Operating Balance 

Reclaim 12/31/76 operating balance 

Allowable Contingency 

Appropriation for 1977 

Supplemental Appropriation for 1977 

Funds available for use in 1977 

Income: 

*Methodist Foundation, Inc. Dividends 

Lizzie C. Fleming (AT&T) dividends 

Interest : Episcopal Residence Fund 

Interest : Gum Branch Church Loan 



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(192.00) 




15.00 




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$ 4,426.18 




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Total Income $ 6,930.23 

Total $180,655.65 

Distribution: $83,987.84 

Board Expense 84.20 

Edgerton Fund Dividends 308.06 

Total Distribution 

Operating Balance 12/31/77 

Reclaim 12/31/77 operating balance 

Allowable Contingency 

Appropriation for use in 1978 

Supplementary Appropriation for 1978 

Funds available for use in 1978 

Consists of: 

Balance with Conference Treasurer $ 4,176.91 

* Invested Funds: Methodist Foundation, 

Incorporated 58,083.63 

Accts. Rec. Episcopal Building Fund 20,900.00 

Accts. Rec. Gum Branch Church 8,888.09 

Lizzie C. Fleming Fund 3,180.00 

Due from Methodist Foundation, Inc 1,144.52 $ 96,373.15 



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20.00 

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Episcopal Residence Fund 
Building fund 

Fund Balance: 12/31/76 

Income: 

Principal repayment (Eton Road) $ 1,000.00 

Total Income 

Total 

Expenses: 

Miscellaneous Expense NONE 

Total Ex{>ense 

Fund Balance: 12/31/77 

Consisting of : 

Building $68,500.00 

Furnishings 9,191.22 

Accts. Payable (Bd. Trustees) (20,900.00) 

Oj>erating Account : 
Fund Balance: 12/31/76 

Operating Balance 

Reclaim 12/31/76 

Allowable Contingency 

Appropriation for use in 1 977 

Supplementary Appropriation 

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$ 1.000.00 
$ 56,791.22 



$ 56,791.22 



$ 56,791.22 



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$ 6,099.96 


$ 4,404.57 
1,533.00 
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$ 6,937.57 




$ 7,662.39 

(7,574.39) 

7,574.00 

2,200.00 




$ 9,862.00 




$ 9,862.00 



Funds available for use in 1977 
Income : 

Bishop's Fund $ 6,099.96 

Total Income 

Total 

Expenses: 

Operating Expense 

Interest 

Principal payment on loan 

Total Expense 

Operating Balance: 12/31/77 

Reclaim 12/31/77 balance 

Allowable Contingency 

Appropriation for use in 1978 

Supplementary Appropriation 

Funds available for use in 1978 

Consisting of : 

Balance with Conference Treasurer 



SCHEDULE M-1 

Staff Parsonages 

Income, Expense and Fund Balance 

For 1 977 Conference Year Ended December 31 , 1 977 

Maintenance Account 

Fund Balance: 12/31/76 

Operating Balance $ 1,303.28 

Reclaim Optg. Balance (1,303.28) 

Allowable Contingency 1 ,303.00 

Appropriation for use in 1977 13,100.00 

Funds available for use in 1977 $14,403.00 

Income: 

Insurance Dividends 61.70 

Other Receipts 

Total Income 

Total 

Expense : 

Lawn supplies & maintenace 

Maintenance & Repairs 

Insurance 

Furnishings 

Utilities 

Interest on loans 

Total Expense 

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$ 61.70 




$14,464.70 


$ 539.74 




7,612.18 




1,122.60 




4,065.25 




64.90 




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Operating Balance: 12/31/77 $ 695.19 

Reclaim 12/31/77 Operating Balance (695.19) 

Allowable Contingency 1977 695.00 

Appropriation for use in 1978 13,100.00 

Funds available for use in 1978 $13,795.00 



Consists of : 

Balance with Conference Treasurer $13,795.00 



Capital Account 

Fund Balance: 12/31/76 $210,516.12 

Income: 

Transfer from Bd. Trustees 

(for purchase of parsonages) $ 83,987.84 

Cash received on sale of 

Davidson Street parsonage 31,904.76 $115,892.60 

Reduction of Loan Principal 

Savings & Loans $ 395.16 

Total Income $116,287.76 

Total $326,803.88 

Expenses: 

Taxes $ 2,170.00 

Closing Costs on sale/purchase 

of new parsonage 2.872.00 $ 5,042.00 

Fund Balance: 12/31/77 $321,761.88 

Consists of: 

Balance with Conference Treasurer $ 15,343.27 

Parsonage 2513 Colton Place 27,114.00 

Parsonage 3441 Hampton Road 25,186.50 

Parsonage 2527 St. Mary's Street 31 ,000.00 

Parsonage 3117 Cartwright Drive 63,587.59 

Parsonage 2809 Old Orchard Lane 51,640.98 

Notes Payable: Board of Missions, Inc (6,610.46) 

Parsonage 428 Northbrook Drive 54,500.00 

Parsonage 1924 Hillock Drive 60,000.00 

$321,761.88 



50 



SCHEDULE M-2 



Methodist Building 

Income and Expense 

For 1977 Conference Year Ended December 31, 



1977 



Fund Balance: 12/31/76 

Operating Balance 

Appropriation for use in 1977 

Supplementary Appropriation for use in 1 977 . 

Funds available for use in 1977 

Income : 

Rental Methodist Building $94,559.28 

Land Rental - Raleigh Towne 10,500.00 

Interest Income 

Total Income 

Total 

Expenses : 

Invested in Building Fund 

Principal Payments on Loan 37,064.02 

Repairs and replacement 5,101.42 

Operating expenses 40,595.40 

Interest Exp 16,042.10 

Other operating 10,044.00 

Insurance 2,541.65 

Taxes 1977 8,990.97 

Income Taxes 1977 4,313.51 

Emp. FICA 587.62 

Total Expense 

Operating Balance 12/31/77 

Transfer Balance to Building Fund Reserve 

Allowable Contingency 

Appropriation for use in 1978 

Supplementary Appropriation 1978 

Funds available for use in 1978 

Consists of : 

Balance with Conference Treasurer 

Taxes Payable 

Accts. Receivable 



I 2,232.27 

20,000.00 

11,600.00 

$ 33,832.27 



$105,059.28 
$138,891.55 



$125,280.69 
$ 13,610.86 
(13,610.86) 

25,000.00 



$ 25,000.00 



$(1,754.98) 

(56.28) 

26,811.26 

$ 25,000.00 



Invested in Building Fund 

Fund Balance: 12/31/76 

Income: 

Principal Payments by Methodist 

Building Committee 

Total 

Expense: 

Fund Balance: 12/31/77 

Consisting of : 

Building $670,484.66 

Land Improvements 12,367.50 

Note Payable 

NET 

Methodist Building Fund Reserve 

Fund Balance 12/31/76 

Income: 

1977 Methodist Building Balance 

Disbursements: 

Funds available for use in 1978 



$367,571.35 



$ 37,064.02 
$404,635.37 

NONE 

$404,635.37 



$682,852.16 
(278,216.79) 
$404,635.37 



13,610.86 



$13,610.86 



SCHEDULE N 

Pastor's School 

Income, Distribution and Fund Balance 

For 1977 Conference Year Ended December 31, 1977 

Fund Balance: 12/31/76 $ 

Supplementary Appropriation 1977 400.00 

Appropriation 1977 600.00 

Income: NONE 

Total Income $ 

Total $ 1,000.00 

Distribution: 

N.C. Pastor's School 1977 $1,000.00 

Total Distribution $ 1,000.00 

52 



Operating Balance: 12/31/77 

Appropriation for use in 1978 1,000.00 

Supplementary Appropriation 1978 

Funds Available for use in 1978 $ 1,000.00 



Consists of : 

Balance with Conference Treasurer $ 1,000.00 



Pastor's Moving Expense 

Income, Distribution and Fund Balance 

For 1977 Conference Year Ended December 31, 1977 

Fund Balance: 12/31/76 

Operating Balance $ 506.55 

Reclaim 12/31/76 (506.55) 

Allowable Contingency 507.00 

Appropriation for use in 1977 20,000.00 

Funds Available for use in 1977 $20,507.00 

Income: 

District Funds NONE 

Total Income NONE 

Total $20,507.00 

Disbursements: 

191 Claims at average of 

$182.37 per claim $34,833.97 

Total Disbursements $34,833.97 

Operating Balance: 12/31/77 ($14,326.97) 

Reclaim 12/31/77 

Allowable Contingency 

Supplementary Appropriation 1977 34,826.97 

Appropriation for use in 1978 20,000.00 

Funds Available for use in 1978 $40,500.00 



Consists of : 

Balance with Conference Treasurer $40,500.00 



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Earnings on Central Funds 

Distribution and Fund Balances 

For 1977 Conference Year Ended December 31 ,1977 

Fund Balance: 12/31/76 

Income: 

Dividends from Methodist Foundation 1977 . . . 

Other Income 

Total Income 

Total 

By Transfer: 

To cover supplementary appropriations 

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Total Transfers 

Fund Balance: 12/31/77 

Consisting of : 

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$ 77,097.66 

64,910.83 

158,277.46 
$233,188.29 
$300,285.95 



$242,916.42 

4,920.14 
247,836.56 

$ 52,449.39 

$ 52,449.39 



Emergency Fund 

Distribution and Fund Balances 

For 1977 Conference Year Ended December 31, 1977 

Fund Balance: 12/31/76 

Receipts : 

Total Income 

Total 

Distribution : 

Fund Balance: 12/31/77 

Reclaim 12/31/77 Balance 

Allowable Contingency 

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Funds Available for 1978 Conference Year .... 

Consisting of : 

Balance with Conference Treasurer 

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$109,403.00 



NONE 

$109,403.00 

4,632.00 

(4,632.00) 

4,416.00 

11,290.00 

$120,477.00 



$120,477.00 



SCHEDULEQ 

College Capital Fund Campaign 

Income, Expense and Fund Balance 

For 1977 Conference Year Ended December 31, 1977 

Fund Balance: 12/31/76 $ 9,044.58 

Income: 

Contributions (individuals) $ 2,500.00 

Total Income 2,500.00 

Total $11,544.58 

Distributions to Colleges: 

Total Distribution 



Fund Balance: 12/31/77 $11,544.58 

Consists of : 

Balance with Conference Treasurer $11,544.58 

N.C. Wesleyan Campaign Fund 

Fund Balance: 12/31/76 

Income: 

Contributions $64,366.56 

Total Income $64,371.56 

Total $64,371.56 

Expense/Distribution : 

Sxpense/Distribution : 

N.C. Wesleyan College $55,498.22 

Total Distribution $55,498.22 

fund Balance: 12/31/77 $ 8,873.34 

Consists of : 

Balance with Conference Treasurer $ 8,873.34 



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Division of Stewardship 

Income, Expense and Fund Balance 

For 1977 Conference Year Ended December 31, 1977 

Operating Fund Balance: 12/31/76 

Operating Balance 

Reclaim 12/31/76 Optg. Bal 

Allowable Contingency 

Appropriation for 1977 

Funds Available for 1977 

Income: 

Miscl. Receipts $ 25.00 

Total Income 

Total 

Expenses: 

Travel and expense of officers $2,128.95 

Committee meeting expense 1,296.41 

Office expense/printing 1,002.32 

Program expense/speakers 1,371.68 

Total Expense 

Operating Balance: 12/31/77 

Reclaim 12/31/77 Optg. Bal 

Allowable Contingency 

Appropriation for 1978 

Funds Available for use 1978 

Consists of : 

Balance with Conference Treasurer 

Air Travel Deposit 



Department of Gifts & Wills 
Office of Deferred Giving 

Operating Fund Balance: 12/31/76 

Income: 

From participating institutions $31,350.00 

Donations 

Total Income 

Total 

Expenses: 

Salaries $21,250.02 

Travel Exp 3,207.65 

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Office Exp 539.33 

Insurance/Blue Cross 471.95 

Emp. FICA 1,140.76 

Total Expense $26,609.71 

Operating Balance 12/31/77 $ 6.108.65 

Consists of : 

Balance with Conf. Treasurer $ 6,108.65 



SCHEDULE! 

VIethodist Foundation, Inc. 
Annual Report— December 31, 1977 

[ncome : 

Dividends and Interest $398,889.11 

Bequests 15,338.31 

Less beginning accrued income (55,116.49) 

Add 12/31/77 accrued income 54,633.69 

Total Income $413,744.62 



Expense and Distribution : 
Expenses 

Stockton-White Service $ 3,125.04 

Alliance Capital Management Corp 6,000.00 

All other expenses 1,466.59 

Total Expenses $ 10,591 .63 

Distributions 

Divided 1.655124 per C.U. Istqtr $ 85,730.49 

Divided 1,957138 per C.U. 2nd qtr 104,464.16 

Divided 1.738204 per C.U. 3rd qtr 93,990.25 

Divided 2,149893 per C.U. 4th qtr 118,968.09 403,152.99 

Eotal Expense and Distribution $413,744.62 

rotal dividend paid for the year 7.500359 per capital unit 



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CAPITAL ACCOUNT 



Number Subscription Appraised 
Units Price Valuation 



Capital Units Outstanding 12/31/76 4,913,587 $5,490,178.68 

New Units Issued January 1, 1977 . . 266,114 312,504.15 

April 1,1977.... 157,896 177,330.12 

Tulyl 1977 69,722 79,102.80 

October 1,1977.. 126.355 141,229.23 



Capital Units Outstanding 12/31/77 5,533,674 $6,200,344.98 $6,130,496.65 

ASSETS 

CASH $ 34,329.59 

Accrued Dividends and Interest Receivable 54,633.69 

Due from other Funds 60,857.36 

Investments at valuations based on 

market quotations (cost $6,457,637.46) 

U.S. Government obligations $408,926.00 

Other bonds 1,613,080.00 

Preferred stocks 23,950.00 

Notes and Contracts 100,000.00 

Real Estate Loans 1 ,502,694.33 

Convertible Securities 50,625.00 

Common Stock (equities) 1,790,876.00 

Other investments (savings accts.) 722,661.23 6,212.812.56 

TOTAL $6,362.633.20 

LIABILITIES 

Due to other funds $ 50,811.10 

Income due participants at rate of 2,149893 cents 118,968.09 

Deposit for Investment 60,857.36 

Accounts Payable 1 ,500.00 

Principal Fund 

Capital units issued (5,533,674 cu.) $6,203,425.18 

Undistributed gains (losses) (exhibit B) 171,896.37 

Unrealized depreciation on investment (net) . . (244,824.90) 
Balance 12/31/77 represented by 

5,533674 units at 1.107853 per unit 6.130,496.65 

TOTAL $6,362,633.20 



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SECTION II 



STATISTICAL TABLES 



NOTE: 

An explanation of the numbering system : 

The charge number for stations or circuits continues in use as heretofore 
and is subject to chzmge when any chzmge in a name or alignment affects 
the alphabetical listing. 

The new CHURCH numbers have been assigned to all local churches per- 
manently for the benefit of persons doing research. The letters indicate the 
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POST AUDIT 1977 



Charge # Name 

.SI 6 " CARRUMC 



348 
410 
423 
709 
717 

727 
831 
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920 

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1017 



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1108 



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HOLY TRINITY UMC 
QUEEN STREET UMC 

ROBERSONVILLE (Hamilton) 
BEULAHVILLEUMC 
NORTH RIVER UMC 
MOUNT ZION UMC 

JOHNS UMC 

BRANCH STREET UMC 



MOUNT ZION UMC 
McTYERIEUMC 
GASTON (Pleasant Hill) 



Account Amount 

Single Figure $ 8.00 

Missional Priorities 150.00 

Ministerial Education 200.00 
Interdenom. Coop. 62.00 



One Great Hour etc. 
World Communion 
Student Day 


180.00 
70.00 
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20.00 


World Communion 


48.55 


World Communion 


34.00 


World Communion 


56.00 


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Black Colleges 
Lakejunaluska 


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888.00 
639.00 


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1.00 


World Communion 


12.00 


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200.00 



Missional Priorities 



108.00 



Ministerial Education 299.00 



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3.00 


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10.00 


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50.00 


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6.50 


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50.00 


Black Colleges 


20.00 


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84.00 


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435.00 


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155.82 



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PLEASANT HILL UMC 


Single Figure 


25.00 


BLADEN CHARGE 


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50.00 


ST PAULS UMC 


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JOURNAL 

OF THE 

NORTH CAROLINA 

ANNUAL CONFERENCE 




Raleigh Area 

of the 

United Methodist Church 

(Southeastern Jurisdiction) 



VOLUME II 



1978 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 



The Conference Cabinet Photograph II 

Title Page Ill 



SECTION Ill-Annual Conference Officers and Structure 

The Conference Cabinet Directory 1 

Conference Officers With Offices Elsewhere 2 

Historical Statement and Sessions of the Annual Conference 3 

Rules of Order and Procedures 6 



SECTION IV-Conference Organization and Personnel 

Committee of the 1978 Annual Conference 13 

Quadrennial Committees 1976-1980 15 

District Board of Church Locations and Building 35 

District Committees on the Ministry 37 

District Councils on Ministry, 1978-1979 38 

Lay Members Attending the 1978 Annual Conference 45 

Roll and Pastoral Records of Conference Members in Full Connection 75 

Record of Associate Membaers 106 

Record of Probationary Members 107 

Record of Lay Pastors 109 

Roll of Diaconal Ministers 113 

Conference Directory (Alphabetical) 114 

Widows of Deceased Ministers 157 



SECTION V-Conference Proceedings 

Daily Minutes 161 

Business of the North Carolina Annual Conference 

(Disciplianry Questions) 197 

Certificates of Consecration and Ordination and 

Photographs (Deacons, Elders, and Diaconal Ministers) 218 

Appointments for 1978-1979 223 

SECTION Vlln Memoriam 

In Memoriam 247 

Memoirs 290 

Partial Roll of Deceased Ministerial Members ; 249 



SECTION V-Conference Report5s, Legislation and 
Resolutions 

Group A — Agency Reports 231 

Group B - North Carolina Conference Council on Ministries 368 

Group C — Resolutions 439 



INDEX TO THE CONFERENCE JOURNAL 441 




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I 



JOURNAL 

of the 

North Carolina Annual Conference 

Raleigh Area 

of 
The United Methodist Church 

(Southeastern Jurisdiction) 

1978 



Successor to 

The North Carolina Conference, Methodist Protestant Church, 1828-1939 
The North Carolina Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, 1837-1844 
The North Carolina Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 

1845-1939 
Blue Ridge — Atlantic Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church 1879-1939 
Eastern District, North Carolina — Virginia Conference, Central Jurisdiction, 

The United Methodist Church 

being 

The Eleventh Session of The United Methodist Church and the 
One Hundred Fifty-Third Session of the oldest constituent member 
Conference of United Methodism in the North Carolina Conference. 
Held at Methodist College, Fayetteville, North Carolina. 

June 5-8, 1978 

ROBERT M. BLACKBURN, Presiding Bishop 

JAMES COLIE, Conference Secretary 

Edited for the Conference by 

JAMES COILE, Route 6, Box 79, Mebane, N.C. 27302, and LAURA 
WILSON, Mebane, N.C. 27302 

PRICE: $3.50 

III 



THIS 
1978JORUNAL 



OF THE 



NORTH CAROLINA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



IS DEDICATED TO; 




NICHOLAS WARNUM GRANT 



who served the Lord Jesus Christ in the North CaroUna Conference 
of the United Methodist Church for forty-two years. With grateful 
appreciation for the contributions that he has made, not only to the North 
Carolina Conference, but also to the Church at large, this 1978 Journal is 
dedicated to the man whom most of us know simply as " Nick. " 



IV 



SECTION III 




ANNUAL CONFERENCE 
OFFICERS AND STRUCTURE 

The Conference Cabinet 

Bishop Robert M. Blackburn, The Methodist Building, 

1307 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh 27605, Room 205 . . Office: 828-9435 

3116 Eton Road, Raleigh 27608 Residence: 782-0520 

Barney L. Davidson, 3118 Truitt Drive, Burlington 27215 .... 584-7959 

Charles H. Mercer, 1002 W. Knox St., Durham 27701 682-6439 

N.L. Jones, Box 1662 Elizabeth City 27909 335-2415 

Paul Carruth, 1911 Raeford Road, Fayetteville 28305 485-2734 

J. Paul Edwards, 617 Banks Avenue, Goldsboro 27530 734-5324 

Richard T. Commander, 101 Martinsborough Road, 

Greenville 27834 756-3918 

ReginaldW. Ponder, Box 2425, New Bern 28560 637-4600 

Warren B. Petteway, The Methodist Building, 

Rooms 104-105, Raleigh, N.C. 27605 Office: 828-8073 

2234 Wheeler Road Residence: 787-4660 

Joseph Bethea, P.O. Box 629, Rockingham, 28379 895-6998 

JohnM.Cline, 3621 Sheffield Drive, Rocky Mount 27801 ... 443-5540 

Clyde G. McCarver, 905 Spring Lane, Sanford 27330 775-4041 

James A. Auman, 2201 Lynwood Drive, 

Wilmington 28401 762-0400 



Conference Officers 

Methodist Headquarters Building 

1307 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, North Carolina 27605 

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 10955, Raleigh, North Carolina 27605, unless 

otherwise specified. (See the Conference Directory, Section II, for Home 

Addresses and Telephone Numbers) 

Resident Bishop Raleigh Area Robert M. Blackburn 

Room 205, Telephone 828-9435 
Secretary, North Carolina Conference James Coile 

Room 108, By Appointment only, see address and phone below. 
Conference Treasurer Charles K. McAdams 

Room 116 Telephone 828-0353 



N. C. Conference Council on Ministries 

Director James H. Miller, Jr. 

Room 207 Telephone 828-0568 
Coordinator, 

Leadership Development and Adult Ministries Robert L. Baldridge 

Room 217 Telephone 828-0568 
Coordinator, Youth Ministries J. Edward Morrison 

Room 218-B Telephone 828-0568 
Coordinator, Children's Ministry and Camping .... Hugh H. Cameron 

Room 2 18- A Telephone 828-0568 
Coordinator, Outreach Ministries James H. McCallum 

Room 218-C Telephone 828-0568 
Coordinator, Resourses C. Franklin Grill 

Room 115 Telephone 828-0568 
Coordinator, Communications Barbara Wilkinson 

Room 215 Telephone 828-0568 
Coordinator, Ministerial Relations William W. Sherman, Jr. 

Room 203 Telephone 828-0568 
Media Center Librarian, Walton Memorial Library . . Mrs. A. H. Brock 

Room 213 Telephone 828-0568 



Other Conference Officers 
With Offices Elsewhere 

Conference Secretary James H. Coile 

Route 6, Box 79, Mebane, N.C. 27302; Telephone: 563-3375 or 563-5942 
Conference Statistician David D. Traynham 



Rt. 2, Box 196, Rockingham, N.C. 28379; Telephone: 895-3746 
Conference Missionary Secretary Clyde H. Dunn 

Box 153, Farmville, N.C, 27828; Telephone: 753-4803 
Conference Director Golden Cross Robert Wallace 

Rt. 2, Chapel Hill, N.C. 27514; Telephone: 668-1901 
Conference Lay Leader Richard W. Pearce 

Methodist College, Fayetteville, N.C. 28301; Telephone 488-7110 
Conference President, United Methodist Men Grier Garrick 

624 New Bridge Street, Jacksonville, N.C. 27540 
Conference President, United Methodist Women Mrs. C.H. Cade 

5325 Maryland Dr., Fayetteville, N.C. 28301; Telephone: 488-7032 
Conference President, 

United Methodist Youth Fellowship Mack McMillan 

371 Hillcrest Drive, Henderson, N.C. 27536 



Conference Agencies 

The Methodist Home for Children; Dr. T. Marvin Vick, Jr., Administrator, 

1001 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, N.C. 27605 

Telephones: Study: 833-2834; Home: 832-7105 
The Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc.; Donald Penley, Executive Director, 

2616 Erwin Rd., Durham, N.C. 27705 

Telephone: Study: 383-2567 
Methodist Retirement Home in Durham; Dr. Kimsey King, Administrator, 

2620 Erwin Rd., Durham, N.C. 27705 

Telephone: 383-2567 
Methodist Retirement Home in Lumberton, Rev. LaFon C. Vereen, Admin- 
istrator, 

503 W. 32nd St., Lumberton, N.C. 28358 

Telephone: 738-9691 
Louisburg College; Dr. J. Allen Norris, President, Louisburg, N.C. 
Methodist College; Dr. Richard Pearce, President, Fayetteville, N.C. 
Wesleyan College; Dr. Bruce Petteway, President, Rocky Mount, N.C. 

Historical Statement 

(The complete historical statement appears in the 1976 Journal.) 

L COMPOSITION: 

The North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church is composed 
of: 

(1) The eastern portion of the former North Carolina Conference of The 
Methodist Protestant Church. 

(2) The former North Carolina Conference of The Methodist Episcopal 
Church, South. 



(3) The coastal region of the former Blue Ridge-Atlantic conference of The 
Methodist Episcopal Church. 

(4) The Eastern District, North Carolina- Virginia Conference, Central 
Jurisdiction. 



II. ORGANIZATION: 

The organizing dates of the four former Conferences were as follows: 

(1) The North Carolina Conference of The Methodist Protestant Church 
1828, at Whitaker's Chapel in Halifax County, North Carolina 

(2) The North Carolina Conference of The Methodist Episcopal Church, 
South, 1837, at Petersburg, Virginia. 

(3) The Blue Ridge-Atlantic Conference of The Methodist Episcopal Church, 
South, 1879, at Greensboro, North Carolina first named Southern 
Central Conference; two years later, 1881, renamed Blue Ridge- 
Atlantic Conference. 

(4) The Eastern District North Carolina- Virginia Annual Conference was 
organized at a special session on August 1 1, 1964, at Bennett College, 
Greensboro, North Carolina. 



Sessions Since 1968 

OF THE METHODIST CHURCH AND THE EVANGELICAL 
UNITED BRETHREN CHURCH. 

SESSIONS OF THE NORTH CAROLINA CONFERENCE OF 
THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 1968-1978 



Where Held 


When 


President 


Secretary 


No. Members 
Including 
Local Preachers 


Total Church 

School 

Enrollment 


143 


Fayetteville 


June 1968 


Paul N. Garber 


W. Carleton Wilson 


210,610 


128,971 


144 


Chapel Hill 


June 1969 


W.R.Cannon 


W. Carleton Wilson 


211,206 


132,406 


145 


Greenville 


June 1970 


W.R.Cannon 


W. Carleton Wilson 


211,120 


129,779 


146 


Fayetteville 


June 1971 


W.R.Cannon 


W. Carleton Wilson 


210,004 


120,629 


147 


Durham 


June 1972 


W.R.Cannon 


A. Kimsey King 


210,504 


124,295 


148 


Fayetteville 


June 1973 


R.M. Blackburn 


A. Kimsey King 


211,675 


120,847 


149 


Fayetteville 


June 1974 


R.M. Blackburn 


A. Kimsey King 


211,201 


117,518 


150 


Fayetteville 


June 1975 


R.M. Blackburn 


James Coile 


211,180 


114,925 


151 


Fayetteville 


June 1976 


R.M.Blackburn 


Jame Coile 


211,550 


113,361 


152 


Fayetteville 


June 1977 


R.M.Blackburn 


James Colie 


211,763 


109,886 


153 


Fayetteville 


June 1978 


R.M.Blackburn 


James Coile 


211,883 


107,480 



Note: 

1 -Discrepancies between the number of sessions and the number of years result from two 
sessions being heM within a given year on several occasions. The number of sessions does not 
include special sessions. 

2— Founding Date of the oldest constituent conference is being used as the Date of Organiza- 
tion of The North Carolina Conference— 1828. (Editor) 

3— Section VI of the 1976 Journal shows historical background of parent body of the North 
Carolina-Virginia Conference, Central Jurisdiction. 



Rules of Order and Procedure 

Section 1 : Rules of Order 

1. Robert's Rules of Order shall apply to any situation nor covered by 
these rules. 

2. A member may speak only once on any one motion until all who 
desire to speak have done so; and then he may speak only one ad- 
ditional time. 

3. The chairperson of an agency (or someone designated by him) shall be 
allowed to speak last on his report even though the previous question 
has been ordered. 

4. Speeches shall be limited to ten (10) minutes except by consent of the 
conference. 

5. If any part of these rules conflict with The Book of Discipline of the 
United Methodist Church, the Discipline shall prevail. 

6. The Rules of Order and Procedure for the North Carolina Annual 
Conference of the United Methodist Church shall apply to the Annual 
Conference as regularly scheduled and to all called sessions of the 
conference. 

Section II: Voting 

1. Voting shall be by "yes or no" or by a "show of hands" or by 
"standing" at the discretion of the chair. 

2. A count vote may be ordered or call by any member of the conference 
supported by one-fifth (1/5) of the members present and voting. The 
results of a count vote shall be printed in the Journal. The chair may 
call for a count vote if he is in doubt as to the outcome of the vote. 

3. All votes shall be cast in the bar of the conference. The bar of the con- 
ference shall be determined by the conference at the beginning of the 
first session. 

Section III: Election of Delegates to 
General and Jurisdictional Conferences 

1. The election of clerical delegates shall be by the "Roman Ballot." 
(Each person eligible to vote shall write his selection of names to the 
number of names ordered by the chair on a secret ballot, without prior 
nomination, with balloting to continue until a majority is received by 
sufficient persons to fulfill the needed number of delegates.) 

2. Any local church may, by action of its Administrative Board, 
nominate at most one person for lay delegate. It shall forward a 
biographical sketch and statement, both together not to exceed one 
typewritten page, to the Conference Secretary, who shall distribute 
copies thereof in or with the Conference Program and Recommenda- 



tions, or in a manner to be determined by the Council on Ministries 

3. The election of lay delegates shall be by the "Roman Ballot," as 
above. Electors may vote for any eligible person, whether nominated 
as above or not. 

4. All votes shall be cast upon the official ballots authorized by the con- 
ference. 

5. Ballots shall be numbered consecutively and only ballots with the 
number announced by the chair shall be valid. Defaced ballots will not 
be valid. (If a member defaces a ballot, he may exchange it for a new 
one at the secretary's desk.) 

6. Each member will place his own ballot in the ballot box held by a 
teller. 

7. Different colored ballots will be provided for lay and clerical 
members. 

Section IV : Conference Structure 

1. The Bishop and Cabinet shall determine the size of and nominate the 
members of all Boards, Divisions, Commissions, and Committees 
authorized by the General Conference, the Southeastern Jurisdic- 
tional Conference, and this Annual Conference, except in those cases 
where the Discipline or the Annual Conference directs otherwise. 

2. Near the end of each quadrennium, the heads of all Boards, Divisions, 
Commissions, and Committees shall submit a list of qualified, 
suggested nominees to the Bishop and Cabinet for their consideration 
in the formation of new Boards, Divisions, Commissions, and Com- 
mittees. 

3. Recommendations and nominations shall be subject to the approval 
of the Annual Conference. 

4. At the beginning of each quadrennium all Boards, Divisions, Com- 
missions, and Committees shall elect their officers only after all their 
members have been notified of the organizational meeting. A member 
of the Cabinet or the Conference Staff (designated by the Cabinet) 
shall serve as the convening officer for the organizational meeting. 
Tenure for membership for all persons on boards, agencies, divisions, 
commissions, and committees shall be 8 years, with exception of the 
Board of Laity where tenure shall be six years for members and four 
years for The Conference Lay Leader. (The Conference Lay Leader 
may serve also the unexpired term of his predecessor.) 

5. The Conference structure is that which was determmed by the 1969 
Annual Conference (Pages 212-217) and as amended by the Special 
Session of February 21, 1970 (Pages 110-117), the 1972 Annual Con- 
ference (Pages 308-311), and the 1976 Annual Conference. 

6. The offices of Conference Secretary and Statistician shall be as deter- 
mined by the 1973 Annual Conference (Pages 289-290). 



The Secretary: The secretary of the Annual Conference shall be 
elected quadrennially, at the first session of the Conference after 
the meeting of the General Conference; and on nominations arising 
from the floor. 

Assistant Secretaries: The secretary shall nominate his assistants 
and the Conference shall elect. 

Statisticians: There shall be a conference statistician and an assis- 
tant statistician. The statistician shall be elected quadrennially at 
the first session after the meeting of the General Conference. The 
assistant statistician shall be elected annually upon nomination by 
the statistician. 

Conference Stenographers: The conference secretary shall employ 
the conference stenographers. 

Compensation: The Council on Finance and Administration shall 
determine, subject to the approval of the Conference, the compen- 
sation given officers for their services and also, the method and 
amount for meeting expenses of said officers. The Conference 
Treasurer shall pay these amounts. 
Committees and Boards: 

The Conference Board of Trustees shall be required to meet at least 
once a year other than the regular meeting at the session of the An- 
nual Conference. 

There shall be a Program Committee of the Comference consisting 
of the Resident Bishop, the Conference Secretary, the host District 
Superintendent, and the pastor of the host Church, and the Con- 
ference Lay Leader. The Conference President of the U.M.W., the 
U.M.Y.F., and the Director of the Conference Council on 
Ministries. They shall determine the compensation and expense for 
invited speakers and this shall be paid from the conference expense 
fund. 

There shall be an Entertainment Committee composed of three 
ministers and three laypersons. The Committee shall be elected at 
the first session of the Annual Conference in the quadrennium. The 
Committee shall receive invitations and recommend to the Annual 
Conference the place and the method of entertaining the Annual 
Conference. 

(1) The Annual Conference will be held at Methodist College and 
N.C. Wesleyan College on alternating years (held at Methodist 
College until Wesleyan has an auditorium) except at such times 
that a local church or other institution wishes to host Annual 
Conference as a part of a special celebration in the life of the 
Church. 

(2) The cabinet will designate a district each year on a rotating basis 
as the host district which will be responsible for ushers, flowers, 
and other related items of hospitality. 



d. There shall be a Committee on Memoirs composed of the Con- 
ference Secretary, and the District Superintendents. They are 
charged with the responsibility of providing for all details of the 
memorial service. The Conference Secretary shall serve as its 
Chairperson. 

e. There shall be a Committee on Daily Minutes elected each year to 
examine the daily minutes of the sessions of the Conference and 
report daily to the Conference. 

f. There shall be a Committee on Appeals appointed quadrennially, 
composed of five members whose duties shall be to hear appeals 
from the decisions fo the several District Boards of Church Loca- 
tion and Buildings, or any other questions that may properly come 
before it. 

g. There shall be a Committee on Rules which shall provide to the 
Conference a document of Rules of Order and Procedure and the 
policies and standing rules and structure that the Conference from 
time to time shall adopt for its functioning. This document shall be 
presented to each Annual Conference. 

h. There shall be constituted a Committee on Courtesies and In- 
troductions annually, at the first session of the Conference. 

Section V: Financial Administration 

1. The Conference Treasurer and all others receiving and disbursing 
funds from our Conference shall be required to make audited state- 
ments annually, and to print the same in the Journal. 

2. The Council on Finance and Administration shall present their report 
to the Annual Conference only after all other committees, cofnmis- 
sions, divisions, boards, and agencies having claims on the budget 
have presented their report. 

3. Each District Superintendent shall furnish the Conference Treasurer 
as early as possible following the completion of the Charge Con- 
ferences an official copy of the acceptances of the Single Figure Ask- 
ings and a schedule of the salaries of pastors as set by the Charge Con- 
ferences. The Conference Treasurer shall furnish this information to 
other agencies who have need of it. The Statistician shall use this 
report in compiling his report to the Annual Conference. (See also 
Section VII, Paragraph 2). 

Section VI: 

Reports, Resolutions, Motions, and Amendments to Reports 

1. All reports, recommendations, and resolutions to be included in the 
Book of Recommendations shall be sent to the Conference Secretary, 
typewritten and in triplicate, on or before the date approved for such 
by the council on Ministries and published in the conference calendar, 

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2. Resolutions presented to the Annual Conference affecting the struc- 
ture, policy, and function of any board or agency of the Annual Con- 
ference shall be submitted in writing to the Conference Secretary with 
copies for all the lay and clerical members of the Conference, the 
resolution shall be presented to the Annual Conference on one day 
and considered the next day. No resolutions shall be distributed later 
than the second night of the Annual Conference. None can be con- 
sidered later than the third night of the Conference. 

3. Motions presented to the Annual Conference and amendments to mo-, 
tions shall be in writing (in triplicate) and placed in the hands of the 
Conference Secretary prior to or when presented or immediately 
following. 

Section VII: 

Pastor's Report to The Annual Conference: Statistics 

1. Table I and Table II shall be submitted to the Conference Statistician 
one week following the close of the financial books of the Annual 
Conference. 

2. Final remittances for the current calendar year shall be made to the 
Conference Treasurer on or before the date scheduled by the Con- 
ference Council on Finance and Administration. 

3. Each table of the report shall be filled out by individual churches. 

4. Table II shall be made out in even dollars only. 

5. Tables I and II shall be printed in the Conference Journal with in- 
dividual church reports and charge totals as compiled by the Con- 
ference Statistician from the pastor's reports. 

Section VIII: The Conference Journal 

1. The Conference Secretary shall be charged with the responsibility of 
editing and making contracts for the publication of the Conference 
Journal, in keeping with the regulations of the General Conference 
and of the Southeastern Jurisdicfional Conference. The editor shall 
have full authority to condense reports, memoirs, and other papers 
when necessary. 

2. One complimentary copy of the Conference Journal shall be sent to 
each of the following: the conference claimants, Lay members of the 
Conference Boards, the educational and church-related institutions of 
the North Carolina Conference, and Lay Delegates to Annual Con- 
ference. The Conference Secretary shall have discretionary authority 
to send copies to such other institutions and agencies of the General 
Church as he may deem advisable. Three copies shall be sent to each 
pastor without charge. All other copies shall be sold at $3.50 each. 
Monies accruing from the sale of the Journal shall be deposited with 
the Conference Treasurer and credited to the Journal Account. 

3. The Journal of the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist 

Church shall be published in two volumes. Volume I of the Journal 
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shall include what is presently designated as: 
Section VI - Treasurer's Financial Exhibits 
Section VII - District Charge and Church Statistics 
Schedule for this volume shall be set at March 1 each year, with the 
provision that while adjustments are made in coming to schedule, April 
15 will be a temporary schedule. Distribution will allow: 

1 . Boards, Divisions and Commissioners of the Conference can have this 
information for their Spring meeting. 

2. Current statistical data to be generally available to our entire mem- 
bership in considering pastoral appointments. 

3. Current statistical data to be used as a basis for action taken at the ses- 
sion of the Annual Conference. 

Volume II of lYiQ Journal shall include Sections I-V and shall be published 
and distributed in September following each Conference session. 

Section IX: Districts 

1 . The number of districts shall be twelve. 

2. Any change in the number of Districts shall be approved at one An- 
nual Conference to take effect at the next Annual Conference. A ma- 
jority may change the number of District. 

3. A district conference may be held annually in each district when 
authorized by the Annual Conference. 

4. The District President, Sub-district presidents, and the local church 
presidents of the United Methodist Youth Fellowship shall be 
delegates to the District Conference, in addition to those named by the 
Discipline. 

5. The district lay leaders shall be elected annually by the Annual Con- 
ference on nomination of the District Superintendent and the Con- 
ference Lay Leader. 

Section X: Amendments 

These rules of order and procedure may be amended by a two-thirds vote 
on the next day after a proposed amendment has been presented in 
writing, provided that the rule governing the manner in which the num- 
ber of districts may be changed cannot be amended until the next Annual 
Conference. 

Section XI: When the Rules Become Effective 

These rules of order and procedure of the North Carolina Annual Con- 
ference shall become effective immediately upon passabe by the vote of 
the majority of the Conference 

J. Phil Carlton, Chairperson 

A. Kimsey King, Secretary 

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SECTION IV 




Committees of the 1978 Annual Conference 

Committee on Annual Conference Program 

Area Bishop Bishop Robert M. Blackburn 

Conference Secretary James Coile 

Conference Lay Leader and Host Richard W. Pearce 

District Superintendent Host J. Paul Edwards 

Chairperson, Local Committee on Entertainment . . W.P. Lowdermilk 

President, UMM Grier L. Garrick 

President, UMW Mrs. C.H. Cade 

President, UMYF Mack McMillan 

Director, Council on Ministries C.H. Mercer 



Committee on Courtesies and Introduction 

J. Paul Edwards, Chairperson; A.J. Davis, HI 

Committee on District Conference Records 

BURLINGTON: E.G. Dulaney; DURHAM: Frank L Lloyd, Jr.; 
ELIZABETH CITY: John T. Maides; FAYETTEVILLE: Kelly J. 
Wilson, Jr.; GOLDSBORO: Jack M. Benfield; GREENVILLE: EUis 
Bedsworth; NEW BERN: W.H. Gattis; RALEIGH: R. Norman Knight; 
ROCKINGHAM: WiUiam E. Clemments; ROCKY MOUNT: F.E. 
Roberts; SANFORD: E.R. Stott; WILMINGTON: C.R. Johnson. 

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Committee on Investigation 

N.L. Jones, Chairperson 

Principals: J.H. White, F.O. Fitzgerald, Fred Davis, J.B. Parvin, N.L. 

Jones 
Reserves: K.J. Wilson, Jr., T.W. Owens, K.B. Sexton, Christian White, 

R.L. Wallace 



Committee on Memoirs 

The Conference Secretary and the Cabinet 

Committee on Minutes 

Robert L. Bame, Chairperson; Angus McKay Cameron, Randall Baker 

Committee on Registration of Delegates 

Mrs. Hazel Collier, Chairperson; Ray Gooch 

Committee on Resolutions and Reference 

Thomas A. Collins, Chairperson 

CLERICAL: E.M. Thompson, Paul Carruth, James C.P. Brown, Robert 
McKenzie, Samuel L. Townsend; LAY: Ed Mann, L.C. Maske, Mrs. 
R.B. Guthrie, Mrs. Joseph R. Bryant, Hubert Willis 



Committee on Tellers 

Clerical Tellers 
CO. Wiggins, Chief 



Burlington 
Durham 
Elizabeth City 
Fayetteville 
Goldsboro 
Greenville 
New Bern 
Raleigh 
Rockingham 
Rocky Mount 
San ford 
Wilmington 



James L. Summey 
Albert Shuler 
William Presnell 
W.T. Cottingham, 
J.E. Sutton 
C.R. Hollowell 
Douglas Byrd 
CO. Wiggins 
Clarence Garner 
H. Worth Pearce 
J.S. Paschal 
David Moe 



Lay Tellers 
J. Nelson Gibson, Jr., 
Chief 

Ben Bulla 
Mrs.J.W. Kapherr 
Rufus Carraway 
Mrs. Ercell Stahl 
Ben Boyette, Sr. 
Mrs. Hazel Pridgen 
Mrs. Joseph Beasley 
Bruce Hargrove 
J. Nelson Gibson, Jr. 
H.W. Woodruff 
Mrs. John P. Callicutt 
DeLeon Fennell 



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Quadrennial Committees 1976-1980 

Appeals, Committee on 

Chairperson W.E. Tisdale 

Vice-Chairperson C.W. Everett 

Secretary R.B. Pate 

CLERICAL: W.E. Tisdale, R.B. Pate, R.W. Ponder 
LAY: C.W. Everett, Michael Spears, Mrs. Ralph Tucker 



Architecture, Committee on Church 

Chairperson Mr. Dennis B. Nicholson 

Vice-Chairperson Mr. Roger Searles 

Secretary Reverend Fred Falls 

The Bishop and District Superintendents 

District Representatives 

Burlington: The Reverend David S. Clift; Mr. Vernon E. Lewis, AIA 

Durham: Mr. S.C. Hodges, Jr., AIA; The Reverend John W. Ruth 

Elizabeth City: The Reverend Barry O. Barber; Mr. Noel Coltrane, AIA 

Fayetteville: The Reverend Kelly J. Wilson, Jr.; The Reverend Jean L. 

Hood 
Goldsboro: Mrs. Roger Searles, Architect; Mr. Henry M. Flynn, Architect 
Greenville: Mr. Frank Brooks; The Reverend Glen A. Holm 
New Bern: The Reverend H.G. Quigley; The Reverend J.B. Parvin 
Raleigh: Mr. Noah W. Sites, Jr.; Mr. H.A. Thompson 
Rockingham: Miss Elizabeth B. Lee, AIA; The Reverend K.R. Wheeler 
Rocky Mount: Mr. A. Dale Haverstock; Mr. Charles C. Davis, Jr., Archi- 
tect 
Sanford: Mr. Dewey Mims; The Reverend Harold F. Leatherman 
Wilmington: Mr. Herschel Rogers; The Reverend David L. Moe 
Agencies: 

Missions: The Reverend Charles M. Smith 
Education: 

Worship: Roger Searles 
Divinity School: Dr. John Bergland; The Reverend O.K. Ingram; Dr. 

William Willimon; Dr. Robert L. Wilson 
At- Large Members 

Mr. Frank Ballard, AIA; Mr. Warren E. Hargett, AIA; Mr. Dennis B. 
Nicholson, AIA; Mr. George M. Smart, AIA; Mr. Sam T. Snowden, 
Jr., AIA; Mr. Robert H. Stephens, AIA; Mr. James A. Ward, AIA; 
Mr. Conrad B. Wessell, Jr., AIA 
Ex-Officio Members 

The Reverend Robert L. Baldridge; The Reverend C. Franklin Grill; 
The Reverend Albert F. Fisher; Dr. M. Wilson Nesbitt; J.H. Miller, 
Jr. 



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Review Committee 

Chairperson K.J. Wilson, Jr. 

Vice-Chairperson Bob Baldridge 

Secretary John H. White 



Archives and History, Commission on 

Chairperson Lawrence Lugar 

Vice-Chairperson Mrs. W.T. Jackson, Jr. 

Secretary Morris L. Barber 

Burlington — R.S. Brodie, Mrs. Edgar A. Smith; Durham — M.L. 
Barber, Miss Katheryn B. Royster; Elizabeth City — James F. Lang- 
ston, Mrs. W.T. Jackson, Jr.; Fayetteville — Stephen E. Young, Mrs. 
David Edwards; Goldsboro — Nathan H. Byrd, Mrs. C.W. Twiford; 
Greenville — Stephen A. Hickle, Mrs. Janice Cannon; New Bern — 
E.L. Earnhardt, W.C. Chadwick; Raleigh— H.K. Warren, Grady 
Carroll; Rockingham — C.H. Mewborn, Adolph Dial; Rocky 
Mount— C.F. Hirschi, Dr. R.H. Rives; Sanford—ClsLvence Garner, 
Mrs. M.D. Yow; Wilmington — James L. Hobbs, Leroy Mintz. 
Ex-Officio — L.E. Lugar, Chairperson 
Cabinet Representative — W.B. Petteway 



Brotherhood, Conference 

EX-OFFICIO: Joseph W. Watson (Researcher) J.H. Coile (Archivist) 

C.F. Grill (Historian) 
Cabinet Representative: Joseph Bethea 

Kelly J. Wilson, Jr President 

James C. P. Brown Vice-President 

J.K. Bostick Secretary-Treasurer 

Trustees with terms to expire: 

1979 R. Stewart Brodie 

Johnnie S. Huggins 

1981 John S. Paschal 

R. Dennis Ricks 

1983 John D. Mitchell 

J.E. Sponenberg, Jr. 



Career Planning and Counseling, Committee on 

Chairperson T.S. Yow 

Vice-Chairperson Judi J. Smith 

Secretary Roger Thompson 

Burlington: Eddie A. Walker, Durham: Kelly J. Wilson, III, Elizabeth 
City: Judi J. Smith, Fayetteville: Paul D. Granger, Goldsboro: R.M. 
Poulk, Greenville: Dan D. Bowman, New Bern: Douglas L. Byrd, 
Raleigh: K.B. Sexton, Rockingham: Mrs. Lucille Anderson, Rocky 

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Mount: Johnny H. Branch, Sanford: R.E. Thompson, Wilmingtc 
A.L. Wesley. 
Cabinet Representative: J.A. Auman 

Ex-Officio: T.S. Yow, III, Chairperson 



Church and Society, Board of 

President Mrs. Catherine Watson 

Vice-President W.M. Jeffries 

Secretary Dr. John H. Crum 

Cabinet Representative: J.A. Auman 

Burlington: Mrs. Neil Scott 

Durham: Frank I. Lloyd, Mrs. Mary Ingram 

Elizabeth City: Julian W. Scott, Wilbur A. Culpepper 

Fayetteville: J.M. Hadley, Jr., Hubert Willis 

Goldsboro: P.D. Midgette, III, Dr. J. Seaborn Blair 

Greenville: Don L. Harris, Mrs. Sylvia Dawson 

New Bern: R.F. Moore, Mrs. Charles Hill 

Raleigh: W.M. Jeffries, Sr., Mrs. J.O. Watson 

Rockingham: Oscar M. Graham, Jerry Lowry 

Rocky Mount: Christian White, Mrs. Charles Snipes 

Sanford: Doug Jessee, Mrs. Mary Burton 

Wilmington: Graham Royal, Mrs. Paul W. Boone 

Ex-Officio: John H. Crum, Secretary 



Communications, Committee on 

Chairperson r.W. Ponder 

Vice-Chairperson W.P. Lowdermilk 

Secretary Wingate Lassiter 

One person from each District: 

Burlington: K.C. Birt; Durham: J.H. Estes; Elizabeth City: L.C. 
Boyette; Fayetteville: W.P. Lowdermilk; Goldsboro: J. Lloyd 
Spencer; Greenville: Travis Owens; New Bern: Billy F. Seaie; Raleigh: 
Douglas Fox; Rockingham: Miss Dorothy Reynolds; Rocky Mount: 
Don Hall; Sanford: Doug Jesse; Wilmington: J.W. Forbes 
At Large: Charles Dunn, R.W. Morgan, R.W. Ponder 



Council on Ministries 

MEMBERSHIP: 

The Presiding Bishop— Chairperson, Bishop, Robert M. Blackburn, 
P.O. Box 10955, Raleigh 27605. 

The District Superintendents: Barney L. Davidson, 3118 Truitt 
Drive, Burlington 27215; Charles H. Mercer, 1002 W. Knox St., Durham 
27701; N.L. Jones, Box 1662, Elizabeth City 27909; Paul Carruth, 1911 
Raeford Rd., Fayetteville 28305; J. Paul Edwards, 617 Banks Ave., 

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Goldsboro 27530; R.T. Commander, 101 Martinsborough Rd., Green- 
ville 27834; Reginald W. Ponder, Box 2425, New Bern 28560; W.B. Pet- 
teway, P.O. Box 10955, Raleigh 27605; Joseph Bethea, P.O. Box 629, 
Rockingham 28379; J.M. Cline, 3621 Sheffield Dr., Rocky Mount 27801; 
Clyde McCarver, 905 Spring Lane, Sanford 27330; J.A. Auman, 2201 
Lynwood Dr., Wilmington 28401. 

Chairperson, Division of Church and Society, Mrs. J.O. Watson, 
3617 Dade St., Raleigh 27609 

Chairperson, Division of Education, F. Belton Joyner, Jr. 1108 W. 
Knox St., Durham 27701 

Chairperson, Division of Lay Life and Work, Donald Craft, 516 
Pembroke St., Ahoskie 27910 

Chairperson, Division of Stewardship, Bruce D. Taylor, 2106 W. 
Nash Street, Wilson 27893 

Chairperson, Division of Evangelism, Jack L. Hunter, 1901 Ridge 
Road, Raleigh 27607 

Chairperson, Division of Worship, Robert S. Pullman, 608 Wilder 
Ave., Aberdeen 28315 

Chairperson, Division of Ecumenical and Interreligious Concerns, 
R.L. Fleming, Jr., Ill N. Driver Ave., Durham 27703 

Chairperson, Division of Health and Welfare, E.R. Porter, P.O. Box 
1388, New Bern 28560 

Chairperson, Division of Missions, Paul G. Bunn, 1700 Ft. Bragg 
Rd., Fayetteville 28303. 

Chairperson, Division of High Education, 

Chairperson, Division of Ordained Ministry, Herman S. Winberry, 
P.O. Box 1032, Lumberton 28358 

Chairperson, Council on Children's Ministries, Mrs. Roberta 
Scipio, P.O. Box 263, Lumberton 28358 

Chairperson, Council on Youth Ministries, Mrs. Lynn Murphy Lye, 
4602 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh 27609 

Chairperson, Council on Young Adult Ministries, William M. 
Wells, P.O. Box 326, Conway 27820 

Chairperson, Council on Adult and Family Life Ministries, James L. 
Hobbs, P.O. Box 83, Rural Branch, Long Beach 28461 

Chairperson, Commission on Career Planning and Counseling, 
Thomas S. Yow, HL 622 N. Main St., Louisburg 27949 

Chairperson, Commission on Religion and Race, Kelly Ingram, The 
Divinity School, Durham University, Durham 27706 

President, Board of Pensions, David O. Speir, Bethel 27812 

Chairperson, Commission on Archives and History, L.E. Lugar, 
RO. Box 665, Ahoskie 27910 

President, Methodist Foundation, S.L. Gulledge, Jr., 3356 
Alamance Drive, Raleigh 27609 

Chairperson, Commission on Equitable Salaries, Grier Garrick, 624 
New Bridge Street, Jacksonville 28540 

President, Conference Board of Trustees, Dr. S. Bruce Petteway, 
North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount 27801 

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Chairperson, Commission on Status and Role of Women, Nancy 
Best, 301 Sherman Drive, Fayetteville 28301 

Chairperson, Commission on Diaconal Ministries, M. Grier L. Gar- 
rick, 414 Woodland Drive, Jacksonville 28540 

Chairperson, Committee on Communications, R.W. Ponder, Box 
2425, New Bern 28560 

Representative, United Methodist Campus Ministers, W.J. Mann, 
2501 Clark Avenue, Raleigh 27607 

Two Representatives (one the president) of United Methodist Men, 
Grier Garrick, 624 New Bridge Street, Jacksonville 24540 

Two Representatives (one the president) of United Methodist 
Women, Mrs. Ruth Cade, 5325 Maryland Drive, Fayetteville 28301; 
Mrs. Alton P. Tripp, 2217 Creston Road, Raleigh 27608 

Conference Lay Leader and Vice -Chairperson, Dr. Richard Pearce, 
Methodist College, Fayetteville 28302 

Conference Secretary and Council Secretary, James Coile, Route 6, 
Box 79, Mebane 27302 

Two Representaties Conference Youth Council, Mack McMillan, 
371 Hillcrest Drive, Henderson 27536, Robin Sabiston, 3509 Mossdale, 
Durham 27707 

Two Young Adults, Charles Jenkins, Route 2, Box 251, Robertson- 
ville 27871, Mrs. Lynn M. Lye, 4602 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh 27609 

One Lay Person from each District: 
Burlington: Dr. A.K. King, 512 Dogwood Dr., Chapel Hill 27514 
Durham: Dr. W.E. Hammond, Rose of Sharon Road, Durham 27705 
Elizabeth City: Thomas White, Jr., Manteo 27954 
Fayetteville: Dr. Richard W. Pearce, Methodist College, Fayetteville 
28301 

Goldsboro: M.W. Stancil, Box 1095, Smithfield 27577 
Greenville: O.E. Dowd, Sr., 234 Churchill Drive, Greenville 27834 
New Bern: C.K. Spruill, Box 364, New Bern 28560 
Raleigh: Bruce Hargrove, 1115 Kitt Place, Raleigh 27610 
Rockingham: M.F. Grantham, P.O. Box 1099, Rockingham 28379 
Rocky Mount: Robert C. Frazier, 215 Grace Drive, Wilson 27893 
Sanford: Mrs. Charles Dorsett, Box 145, Mt. Gilead 27306 
Wilmington: Bill Pearson, Wrightsville Beach 28480 
Council Staff and others (without vote): 

Council Director, J.H. Miller, Jr., P.O. Box 10955, Raleigh 27605 

Coordinator: Leadership Development and Adult Ministries, R.L. 
Baldridge, P.O. Box 10955, Raleigh 27605 

Coordinator: Outreach Missions, James McCallum, P.O. Box 
10955, Raleigh 27605 

Coordinator: Ministerial Relations, W.W. Sherman, Jr., P.O. Box 
10955, Raleigh 27605 

Coordinator: Children's Ministry and Camping, Hugh Cameron, 
RO. Box 10955, Raleigh 27605 

Coordinator: Youth Ministries, J. Edward Morrison, P.O. Box 
10955, Raleigh 27605 



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Coordinator: Resources, C. Franklin Grill, P.O. Box 10955, Raleigh 
27605 

Coordinator: Communications, Mrs. Barbara J. Wilkinson, P.O. 
Box 10955, Raleigh 27605 

Conference Treasurer, Business Administrator, Charles K. 
McAdams, P.O. Box 10955, Raleigh 27605 

Chairman, Council on Finance and Administration, F. Owen 
Fitzgerald, P.O. Box 6096, Raleigh 27608 

Superintendent, Methodist Home for Children, T. Marvin Vick, 
1001 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh 27605 

Executive Director, Methodist Retirement Home, W. Donald 
Penley, 2616 Erwin Road, Durham 27705 

Conference Missionary Secretary, Clyde H. Dunn, Box 153, 
Farmville 27828 
At Large Council Members: 

L.H. Moore, Route 3, Maxton 28364 

Mrs. James McKeithan, P.O. Box 443, Red Springs 28377 

Charles Miller, 3419 Bell Drive, Raleigh 27610 



Diaconal Ministries, Division of 

Chairperson Martha Garrick 

Vice-Chairperson Richard Williams 

Secretary Irene Gattis 

Burlington: Mrs. Joe Perkins, Durham: W.D. Sabiston, III, Elizabeth 
City: Mrs. C.C. Tucker, Jr., Fayetteville: Dr. Garland Knott, Golds- 
boro: Richard J. Williams, Greenville: Daniel Holland, New Bern: 
Mrs. Grier L. Garrick, Raleigh: Mrs. R.L. Bame, Rockingham: 
Betty Purkey, Rocky Mount: Charles K. Morrison, Sanford: Angus 
M. Cameron, Wilmington: Preston Blue 
Members at Large: Mrs. Laura Davenport 
Ex-Officio: Mrs. Irene Gattis, Secretary 
Cabinet Representative: John M. Cline 



Disability, Joint Committee on 

Chairperson Jack M. Benfield 

Vice-Chairperson James C.P. Brown 

Secretary J.K. Bostick 

Nominations from Resident Bishop: J.K. Bostick, James C.P. Brown, J. 

Nelson Gibson 
Board of Pensions Representatives: W.B. Chalk, Kermit Wheeler 
Division of Ministry Representatives: Robert M. Drew, Jack Benfield 
Cabinet Representative: Clyde G. McCarver 
Ex-Officio: W.W. Sherman, Jr., C.K. McAdams 



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Division of Ecumenical and Interreligious Concerns 

Chairperson Rev. Ralph Fleming 

Vice-Chairperson Mrs. R.B. Guthrie 

Secretary Rev. E.G. Dulaney 

Cabinet Representative: R.T. Commander 

Burlington: E.G. Dulaney 

Durham: R.L. Fleming 

Elizabeth City: Mrs. F.A. McGoogan 

Fayetteville: Mrs. John L. Hobbs, Ed Galbreath 

Goldsboro: Thomas E. Strickland 

Greenville: James G. Lupton 

New Bern: W.W. Wells, Jr. 

Raleigh: George W. Johnson 

Rockingham: Mrs. A. P. Hill, Jr. 

Rocky Mount: Terry A. Bryant 

Sanford: Mrs. R.B. Guthrie 

Wilmington: J. Claude Chaffin 



Education, Division of 

Chairperson F. Belton Joyner, Jr. 

Vice-Chairperson J.J. Juren 

Secretary 

Executive Committee: Margaret Biddle, Roberta Scipio, Odell Walker 

Cabinet Representative: Charles H. Mercer 

Burlington: Richard D. Brunson, Mrs. George Workman 

Durham: Roger V. Elliott, Miss Margaret Anne Biddle 

Elizabeth City: R.R. Blankenhorn, Mrs. Joseph R. Bryant 

Fayetteville: Mrs. Frances Gaskins, D.C. Wise 

Goldsboro: James C. Stokes, Jr., Mrs. A.L. Langley 

Greenville: F.O. Walker, Dr. Henry C. Ferrell 

New Bern: William H. Gattis, Mrs. Lawrence Downs 

Raleigh: W.A. Wentz, Jr., F.C. Bradshaw 

Rockingham: James H. Harris, Jr., Mrs. Roberta Scipio 

Rocky Mount: Thomas A. Collins, Mrs. T.S. Shutt 

Sanford: J. Christian Wilson, Mrs. Rufus Yarborough 

Wilmington: Paul W. Boone, Charles Sneeden 

Camping Ministry: Margaret Biddle, Chairperson 

Youth: Francis Bradshaw, Chairperson 

Children: , Chairperson 

Adult: Hazel Bryant, Chairperson 

Young Adult: , Chairperson 

Music: Paul Boone, Chairperson 

Ex-Officio: F.B. Joyner, Jr., Chairperson, J.J. Juren, Vice-Cliairperson 



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Entertainment, Committee on Conference 

Chairperson Vernon Tyson 

Vice-Chairperson Christian White 

Secretary W.P. Lowdermilk 

Lay: Arnold K. King, S. Bruce Petteway, Dr. Alice Scott. 
Clergy: W.P. Lowdermilk, V.C. Tyson, Christian White. 



Equitable Salaries, Commission on 

Chairperson Grier L. Garrick 

Vice-Chairperson 

Secretary Paul W. Boone 

Cabinet Representative: Charles H. Mercer 

Burlington: G.H. Forehand 

Durham: A.F. Fisher 

Elizabeth City: Mrs. Charles L. Saunders 

Fayetteville: Paul G. Bunn 

Goldshoro: James E. Sutton 

Greenville: W.M. Ellis 

Ne\i' Bern: Grier L. Garrick 

Raleigh: Cecil Flagg 

Rockingham: James M. Iseman 

Rocky Mount: Mrs. Ruby Braswell 

Sanford: L.M. Lutterloh 

Wilmington: Paul W. Boone 



Episcopacy, Committee on 

luiy Women: Mrs. Charles Saunders, Mrs. C.H. Banks, Jr., Mrs. Glenn 

Stevens 
Lay Men: William T. Winslow, Dr. Jerry Paschal, Grier Garrick 
Clergy: F. Belton Joyner, Jr., Wallace H. Kirby, H. Langill Watson 
At Large: L.H. Moore, Edward Galbreath, Robert Harvey, Warren 

Petteway, Charles H. Mercer, Mrs. D.K. Fry 



Evangelism, Division of 

Chairperson Jack L. Hunter 

Vice-Chairperson 

Secretary Thomas Holtsclaw 

Cabinet Representative: CD. McCarver 
Burlington: E. Russell Stott, J.H. Elgin 
Durham: T.G. Holtsclaw, M.H. Gilbert, Eddie Carroll 
Elizabeth City: John T. Maides, Mrs. C. Roy Miller 
Fayetteville: Eric Carson, Marcus McKnight 
Goldshoro: W.R. Crowder, J.D. Teachey 

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Greenville: W.N. Fulford, Miss Elizabeth Long 
New Bern: Leonard F. Doucette, Mrs. Willard Bedwell 
Raleigh: Jack L. Hunter, Raymond S. Talton 
Rockingham: David L. Harvin, Mrs. Mary Anna Gray 
Rocky Mount: Lewis A. Dillman, Mrs. N.B. Dozief, Jr. 
Sanford: W.C. Teachey, John McAnulty 
Wilmington: A.H. Payne, Mrs. Wayland Vereen 
Member at Large: Dr. John Bergland 



Finance and Administration, Council on 

Chairperson F. Owen Fitzgerald, Jr. 

Vice-Chairperson Earle B. Merrill 

Secretary Kermit L. Braswell 

Cabinet Representative: Warren B. Petteway 

Clergy: F.O. Fitzgerald, K.L. Braswell, C. Clyde Tucker, W.J. Neese, 

A. P. Hill, Jr. 
Lay: R.R. Few, Edward N. Tindall, Henry Smith, Earle B. Merrill, W.T. 

Lamm, Jr., Ross E. Townes 
Ex-Officio: Mrs. Harold Mann (Gen. CFA) 



Foundation, Inc., Methodist 

President S.L. Gulledge, Jr. 

Vice-President J. Nelson Gibson 

Secretary-Treasurer Charles K. McAdams 

Cabinet Representative: Barney L. Davidson 

Membership: Resident Bishop-Robert M. Blackburn 

Conference Treasurer — Charles K. McAdams 

President of Council on Finance and Administration — F. Owen 

Fitzgerald 
Three representatives from Council on Finance and Administration 
Four members elected at large by Council of Finance and Administration 
Lay Leader: Richard Pearce 

President of United Methodist Women: Mrs. C.H. Cade 
Representatives from: 

Division of Mission: 

Conference Board of Trustees: 

Division of Education: 

Division of Higher Education: 

Division of Health and Welfare: 

Methodist Home for Children, Inc. 

Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc. 

Cabinet Representative: 

Division of Evangelism: 

Trustees of Louisburg College 

Trustees of Methodist College 

Trustees of North Carolina Wesleyan College 

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Health and Welfare, Division of 

Chairperson Rev. Ernest R. Porter 

Vice-Chairperson Rev. Vassar W. Jones 

Secretary Rev. Carson Wiggins 

Cabinet Representative: J. P. Edwards 
Burlington: Eric O. Murray 
Durham: R.L. Wallace, Albert Shuler 
Elizabeth City: A.N. Gore, Jr. 
Fayetteville: Jean L. Hood 
Goldsboro: L.T. Wilson 
Greenville: E.D. Stanfield 
New Bern: E.R. Porter 
Raleigh: CO. Wiggins 
Rockingham: David B. Merriman 
Rocky Mount: W.A. MuUikin 
Sanford: M.L. DeHart 
Wilmington: CM. Litzenberger 
Semar: V.W. Jones 
Golden Cross: Rev. Robert Wallace 

Ex-Officio: P.W. Aiken, T. Marvin Vick, Donald Penley, A. Kimsey 
King, L.C Vernon 



Higher Education, Division of 

Chairperson 

Vice-Chairperson S.D. McMillan, Jr. 

Secretary J. Sidney Epperson 

Cabinet Representative: Paul Carruth 

Burlington: G.R. McKenzie, Henry B. Dixon 

Durham: S.D. McMillan, Jr., William V. McPherson, Jr. 

Elizabeth City: Uriah F. Coulbourn, J. Patrick Harrell 

Fayetteville: S.H. Brown, Mrs. Tommy B. Upchurch, Jr. 

Goldsboro: Chester D. Brown, William D. McRoy, Jr. 

Greenville: James H. Bailey, Kenneth Hite 

New Bern: Marshall R. Old, Mrs. A. Rangley Brown 

Raleigh: Rufus H. Stark, Dr. Charles Carroll 

Rockingham: L.P. Jackson, Eugene Mercer 

Rocky Mount: G. Lloyd Edge, Reese Bailey 

Sanford: R.B. Storrs, Jr., John T. Jones 

Wilmington: Robert C Redmond, Mrs. James C Harper, Jr. 

Ex-Officio: J.S. Epperson, Secretary; Norman Johnson 



Lay Life and Work, Division of 

Chairperson: Donald Craft, 515 Pembroke Street, Ahoskie 27910 
Vice-Chairperson: Harvey Mitchell, P.O. Box 1702, Burlington 27215 
Secretary: Mrs. L.C. Vereen, 503 West 32nd Street, Lumberton 28358 

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Conference Lay Leader: Dr. Richard Pearce, Methodist College, Fay- 
etteville 28301 

President UMW: Mrs. Ruth Cade, 5325 Maryland Dr., Fayetteville 
28301 

President VMM: Grier Garrick, 624 New Bridge St., Jacksonville 
28540 

President UMYF: Mack McMillan, 371 Hillcrest Dr., Henderson 
27526 

Cabinet Representative: Barney L. Davidson, 3118 Truitt Drive, 
Burlington 27215 

Staff Representative: R.L. Baldridge, P.O. Box 10955, Raleigh 27605 
DISTRICT LA Y LEADERS: 

Burlington: Eugene Moon, 607 Johnson Avenue, Graham 27253 
Durham: Mr. William McPherson, Jr., Upchurch, Galifanakus & Mc- 

Pherson, First Union Building, Durham 27701 
Elizabeth City: Mr. Donald C. Craft, 516 Pembroke St., Ahoskie 27910 
Fayetteville: Mr. Neal Reichle, 2627 Westchester Dr., Fayetteville 28303 
Goldsboro: Mr. A.J. Davis, III, 317 East James St., Mt. Olive 28365 
Greenville: Mr. Frank H. Steinbeck, 2503 E. Fifth St., Greenville 27834 
New Bern: Stanley Harrell, Box 400, Morehead City 28539 
Raleigh: R. David Mustian, 5801 Tanglewood Drive, Raleigh 27604 
Rockingham: Robert E. Hutchinson, 612 Anson Avenue, Rockingham 
Rocky Mount: Robert C. Frazier, 215 Grace Drive, Wilson, 27893 
Sanford: Mr. Clyde Strother, Box 1012, Sanford 27330 
Wilmington: Dr. Jerry Paschal, Box 729, Whiteville 28472 



Memoirs, Conference Committee on 

Chairperson: James Coile; Bishop Robert M. Blackburn; B.L. Davidson; 
C.H. Mercer, N.L. Jones, Paul Carruth, J. Paul Edwards, R.T. 
Commander, R.W. Ponder, W.B. Petteway, Joseph Bethea, John M. 
Cline, Clyde McCarver, J. A. Auman. 



Ministry, Division of 

Chairperson Herman Winberry 

Vice-Chairperson Vernon Tyson 

Secretary Cliff Shoaf 

Registrar (Local Pastors): Don Phillips 

Registrar (Members): R.M. Drew 

Cabinet Representative: J.M. Cline 

Burlington: W.I. Jackson, R.D. Ricks, Jr. 

Durham: W.S. Teague, J.W. Ruth 

Elizabeth City: M.W. Warren, Jr., W.C. Simpson, Jr. 

Fayetteville: E.M. Gunter, T.E. Loftis, David R. Dunlap 

Goldsboro: Gladys R. Williford, Jack M. Benfield 

Greenville: B.M. Garden, E.J. Bedsworth 

New Bern: James C.P. Brown, H.L. McLaurin 

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Raleigh: R.F. McKee, Brian G. Gentle 

Rockingham: H.S. Winberry, S.F. Cummings, Samuel L. Townsend 

Rocky Mount: C.E. Shaw, R.M. Drew 

Sanford: Harold F. Leatherman, Ben C. Rouse 

Wilmington: M.R. Baker, E.M. Thompson 

Pensions Representative: Kelly Wilson, Jr. 



Missions, Division of 

Chairperson Paul G. Bunn 

Vice-Chairperson A.F. Fisher 

Secretary Milton T. Mann 

Conference Missionary Secretary: Clyde H. Dunn 
Cabinet Representative: Joseph Bethea 

Burlington: F.C. Hinshaw, A. Clay Smith, Mrs. R.G. Wilson 
Durham: Charles M. Smith, A.F. Fisher, Mrs. E.L. Hillman 
Elizabeth City: W.M. Presnell, M.L. Funkhouser, John Guard 
Fayetteville: Robert F. Bundy, Paul G. Bunn, Kathryn Bundy 
Goldsboro: S.L. Wood, John D. Aycock, Mrs. B.K. Ward 
Greenville: Clyde H. Dunn, Irving E.Cook, Ed S. Mann 
New Bern: Sam W. Dixon, Jr., Joette Abeyounis, Howard Weiss 
Raleigh: Jerry T. Smith, T.M. Faggart, Mrs. Bruce Hargrove 
Rockingham: James C. Lee, N.B. Hill, J. Nelson Gibson 
Rocky Mount: Ralph I. Epps, L.E. Blackburn, Mrs. James R. Watkins 
Sanford: W.E. Eason, A.W. Winstead, Roy Swaringer 
Wilmington: James L. Summey, M.T. Mann, Mrs. Roger P. Hill 
At Large: Mrs. Currency Locklear, Reverend James Cummings, Miss 
Susan Bennett, John M. Meares 



Pastoral Care, Committee on 

Chairperson Mrs. Wallace Kirby 

Vice-Chairperson Ellis J. Bedsworth 

Secretary Mrs. E.M. Thompson 

Members: 

Board of Health and Welfare Ministries: L. Ted Wilson, E.R. Porter, 

Division of Ordained Ministry: Ellis J. Bedsworth, David R. Dunlap, 

Vernon C. Tyson 
Ministers' Wives Association: Mrs. Wallace Kirby, Mrs. E.M. Thompson 
Pastoral Care Department: Duke Divinity School: Dr. Richard A. Good- 
ling. 



Pastors School, Board of Managers of North Carolina 

Chairperson J.H. Bailey 

Vice-Chairperson O.N. Hutchinson 

Secretary George E. Thompson 

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Treasurer James H. Miller 

Director McMurray Richey 

Members from North Carolina Conference: 

Term expiring 1978: A.F. Fisher, Herman Winberry 
Term expiring 1979: E.M. Thompson, Paul Boone 
Term expiring 1980: James H. Miller, Randall Baker 
Term expiring 1981: J.H. Bailey, S.D. McMillan 



Western North Carolina Conference Members: 

Class of 1978: The Reverends Robert T. Young, Earl T. Wilson, Jr. 

Class of 1979: The Reverends John H. Christy, Orion N. Hutchin- 
son, Jr. 

Class of 1980: The Reverends George P. Robinson, Larry D. Wilk- 
inson, Jr. 

Class of 1981: The Reverends E. Wannamaker Hardin, Jr., George 
E. Thompson 



Pensions, Board of 

President David O. Speir 

Vice-President Rev. Amos H. Stone 

Secretary Rev. Kermit R. Wheeler 

Cabinet Representative: N.L. Jones 

Clergy: L.P. Jackson, K.R. Wheeler, H. Fred Davis, C.F. Grill, Amos 

H. Stone, K.J. Wilson, Jr., J.K. Bostick, E.F. Smith 
Lay: J. Fred Riley, Thomas W. Harris, D.O. Speir, B.G. Darden, Mrs. 

D.K. Fry, Tom McCallum, Tom S. White, Jr., W.B. Chalk, Lexie 

Ray 
Ministry Representative: R. Dennis Ricks, Jr. 
Disability Com. Rep.: 



Publication, Inc., Methodist Board 

North Carolina Conference: 

H. Langill Watson (1983) 

1206 Branch Street, Wilson, North Carolina 27893 
Mr. J.L. Perkins, Jr. (1983) 

Route 1, P.O. Box 343-A, Burlington, North Carolina 27215 
The Reverend Albert F. Fisher (1979) 

P.O. Box 8816, Durham, North Carolina 27707 
Mrs. T. Marvin Vick, Jr. (1979) 

The Methodist Home for Children, 1001 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, 

North Carolina 27605 
Rufus Hackett (1980) 



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The Reverend Harold F. Leatherman (1981) 

P.O. Drawer 1268, Sanford, North Carolina 27330 
The Reverend Ernest R. Porter (1981) 

P.O. Box 1388, New Bern, North Carolina 28560 
Mr. Don Hall (1982) 
The Reverend Reginald W. Ponder (1982) 

P.O. Box 2425, New Bern, North Carolina 28560 
Mr. N.E. Edgerton (Honorary Member) 

Tatton Hall, Oberlin Road, Raleigh, North Carolina 27608 
Ex-Officio: Bruce Hargroves (General Board of Publications) 



Religion and Race, Commission on 

Chairperson O.K. Ingram 

Vice-Chairperson Alfonso Henry 

Secretary Mrs. W.M. Wells, Jr. 

Cabinet Representative: Joseph Bethea 

Burlington: Charles D. Myers 

Durham: O.K. Ingram, Mrs. Virgie Wright, L.M. Dunn 

Elizabeth City: R.W. Hutchins 

Fayetteville: James Harris, Mrs. Clarence H. Cade, Mrs. Betty Hewitt 

Goldsboro: J.E. Sponenberg, W.L. Hussey, Jr. 

Greenville: Dr. Wyatt Brown, Mrs. Lauren Riddick 

New Bern: Mrs. A.B. Roberts 

Raleigh: Joseph Mann, T.V. Carter, Charles L. Miller 

Rockingham: Alfonso Henry, L.H.- Moore, Mrs. Doris T. Chavis 

Rocky Mount: Brooks Patten 

Sanford: L.M. Lutterloh, Mrs. Bettye McAuley 

Wilmington: Mrs. CM. Ray, Marvin L. Beatty, Sr., C.B. Hicks 

Ex-Officio: Mrs. W.M. Wells, Jr., Secretary 

At Large: Robert L. Mangum 



Retirement Homes, Inc., Methodist 

President James W. Maynard 

First Vice-President Mrs. Margaret Harper 

Second Vice-President James B. Cheek 

Secretary Joseph F. Coble 

Treasurer Charles K. McAdams 

RESIDENTS OF THE METHODIST RETIREMENT HOME 

Mrs. Ruth Jones 

Miss lola Parker (1978) 

Mrs. Katherine Fortescue (1979) 

Mrs. Ethel Harris 

REPRESENTATIVES FROM HEALTH AND WELFARE 

Rev. Ernest R. Porter 

Rev. L.T. Wilson 

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Terms to Expire 1978 

Rev. James H. Bailey, 510 South Washington Street, Greenville, NC 

27834 
Rev. Richard R. Blankenhorn, P.O. Box 8, Roseboro, NC 28382 
Rev. Douglas L. Byrd, Drawer C (206 Sycamore Drive), Beaufort, NC 

28516 
W.C. Calton, N.C. Equipment Co., P.O. Box 413, 3205 Clark Avenue, 

Raleigh, NC 27602 
Don Craft, H and V Tractor Company, 516 North Pembroke Ave., 

Ahoskie, NC 27910 
Dr. C.S. Crissman, 620 East Harden Street (Home), Graham, NC 27253 
Rev. Simeon F. Cummings, P.O. Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605 
Mrs. Margaret Harper, Southport, NC 28461 

Dr. John T. Maides, 116 East James Street, Mount Olive, NC 28365 
James Maynard, P.O. Box 1088, Burlington, NC 27215 
George Ratterman, Kingsdown, Inc., P.O. Box 388, Mebane, NC 27302 
M.W. Standi, 825 First Street, Smithfield, NC 27577 
Mrs. Grace Wallace Taylor, 3306 Evans Street, Morehead City, NC 

28557 
R. Dillard Teer, 43 Beverly Drive, Durham, NC 27707 
Dr. William P. Wilson, P.O. Box 3355, Duke University Medical Center, 

Durham, NC 27706 



Term to Expire 1979 

Bryant T. Aldridge, 3525 Mansfield Drive, Rocky Mount, NC 27801 

Marvin L. Barnes, P.O. Box 1090, Durham, NC 27702 

Mrs. Robert E. Cushman, 2719 Spencer Street, Durham, NC 27705 

Professor Adolph Dial, Route 2, Box 402-B, Pembroke, NC 28372 

Ms. Jean A. Dorsett, P.O. Box 145, Mount Gilead, NC 27306 

M. Carr Gibson, Route 8, Box 991, Lumberton, NC 28358 

Rev. Oscar M. Graham, Box 1207, Laurinburg, NC 28358 

Mrs. Hubert M. Lewis, 2500 Anderson Drive, Raleigh, NC 27608 

Halliett W. Mayo, P.O. Box 1677, Goldsboro, NC 27530 

Rev. G. Robert McKenzie, Jr., 136 Hoke Street, Burlington, NC 27215 

John Morton, P.O. Box 614, New Bern, NC 28560 

T. Roy Phillips, P.O. Box 366, Carthage, NC 28327 

John E. Raper, Jr., P.O. Box 1688 (222 Maiden Lane), Fayetteville, NC 

28302 
O.A. Ritch, Jr., 2215 Stallings Drive, Kinston, NC 28501 
Thomas Surratt, RO. Box 138, Edenton, NC 27932 



Term to Expire 1980 

Mrs. Ruby Braswell, Braswell Realty Co., Sunset Street, Rocky Mount, 

NC 27801 
Dr. Henry J. Carr, Jr., 603 Beamon St., Clinton, NC 28328 

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James B. Cheek. P.O. Box 1211, Lumberton, NC 28358 

Dr. Claude S. George, Coker Dr., Chapel Hill, NC 27514 

Lemuel H. Gibbons, P.O. Box 326, Wilson, NC 27893 

Hugh T. Jones, P.O. Box 32, Ahoskie, NC 27910 

Harris Ligon, P.O. Box 75, WrightsviUe Beach, NC 28480 

Jennings L. Mclnnis, Box 768, Henderson, NC 27536 

Dr. Ed^mond Miller, 1544 Hermitage Ct., Durham, NC 27707 

Clay V. Richardson, Clayson Hosiery Mfg., Star, NC 27356 

E.C. Sanders, Jr., Tabor City Lumber Co., Tabor City, NC 28463 

Hal A. Thompson, 5114 Rembert Drive, Raleigh, NC 27609 

Alfred E. Wellons, 230 Shoreline Dr., River Bend, New Bern, NC 28560 

W.W. Whittington, Kinston, NC 28501 

William T. Winslow, 511 North Andrews Ave., Goldsboro, NC 27530 



EX-OFFICIO 

Rev. James A. Auman, 2201 Lynnwood Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401 

Bishop Robert M. Blackburn, P.O. Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605 

Mrs. C.H. Cade, 5325 Maryland Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28301 

Rev. John M. Cline, 3621 Sheffield Drive, Rocky Mount, NC 27801 

Dr. Joseph F. Coble, 2620 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27705 

Rev. R.T. Commander, 101 Martinsborough Road, Greenville, NC 

27834 
Rev. J. Paul Edwards, 617 Banks Avenue, Goldsboro, NC 27530 
Rev. B.L. Davidson, 3118 Truitt Drive, Burlington, NC 27215 
Rev. Norwood L. Jones, P.O. Box 1662, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 
Dr. Kimsey King, 2616 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27705 
Rev. R.W. Ponder, Box 2425, New Bern, NC 28560 
Charles K. McAdams, P.O. Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605 
Rev. Clyde McCarver, 905 Spring Lane, Sanford, NC 27330 
Rev. Joseph Bethea, 1417 Carolina Drive, Rockingham, NC 28379 
Rev. James H. Miller, Jr., P.O. Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605 
Rev. Paul Carruth, 1911 Raeford Road, Fayetteville, NC 28305 
Rev. LaFon C. Vereen, P.O. Box 1607, Lumberton, NC 28358 
James R. Watkins, 3625 Westridge Circle Drive, Rocky Mount, NC 

27801 
Rev. C.H. Mercer, 1002 West Knox Street, Durham, NC 27701 



Rules, Committee on Conference 

Chairperson J. Phil Carlton 

Vice-Chairperson W.W. Sherman, Jr. 

Secretary A. Kimsey King, Jr. 

Ex-Officio: Conference Secretary, James H. Coile 
Cabinet Representative: W.B. Petteway 

J. Phil Carlton, Mrs. Maxine House, A. Kimsey King, Jr., W.W. Sher- 
man, Jr., James C. Stokes, Jr. 



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Status and Role of Women 

Chairperson Nancy Ruth Best 

Vice-Chairperson Louise Peterson 

Secretary Molly Briley 

Cabinet Representative: Reginald W. Ponder 

Two Clergy: Helen G. Crotwell 

Three Lay Men: Isaiah Cummings, John Brooks, Frank L Ballard 

Four Lay Women: Mrs. Sam A. Dunn, Mrs. Carol Andrews Southerland, 

Mrs. Paul Locklear, Mrs. R.L. Jerome 
Three women — with professional training: Rev. Nancy R. Best, Mrs. 

Molly Briley, Mrs. Robbie Barrett 
Conference Staff Member: R.L. Baldridge 
Two Women appointed by Executive Committee of UMW; Mrs. E.G. 

Craig, Mrs. Earl Peterson 
At-Large Members: John M. Mears, Ms. Kathy Hodges 



Stewardship, Division of 

Chairperson Bruce Taylor 

Vice-Chairperson George H. Forehand 

Secretary John S. Paschal 

Cabinet Representative: Reginald W. Ponder 

Burlington: William L. Wolfe, George H. Forehand 

Durham: G. Paul Phillips, Ed S. Swindell 

Elizabeth City: Jack M. Hunter, Mrs. Ralph Goodman 

Fayetteville: W. Edward Barber, Thomas White 

Goldsboro: Ben H. Wilson III, W. Ken McArthur 

Greenville: C.C. Capps, Dr. Tom Johnson 

New Bern: H.A. Bizzell, W.R. Brown 

Raleigh: L.R. Aills, Sid Gullege 

Rockingham: Al J. Morris, J.E. Williams 

Rocky Mount: B.D. Taylor, J. P. Woodard 

Sanford: John S. Paschal, Glenn R. Stevens 

Wilmington: E.C. Lancaster, Stanley Shearin, Vance Troy 



Trustees, Conference Board of 

Chairperson S. Bruce Petteway 

Vice-Chairperson 

Secretary 

Terms expiring 1979: Marshall B. Hartsfield, S.L. Townsend, Walter 

E. Pennington, Mrs. Edith Holloman 
Terms expiring 1980: W.D. Sabiston, III, H.L. Watson, Adolph Dial, 

M.F. Grantham 
Terms expiring 81: Billy M. Garden, Charles H. Mercer, Mrs. Robert 

G. Minor, S. Bruce Petteway 



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United Methodist Women 

President: Mrs. C.H. Cade, 5325 Maryland Dr., Fayetteville, NC 28301 
Vice-President: Mrs. T. Marvin Vick, Jr., 1001 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, 

NC 27605 
Secretary: Mrs. J.R. Bryant, Box 707, Ahoskie, NC 27910 
Treasurer: Mrs. J.L. Crawford, Jr., Box 38, Pikesville, NC 27863 
Mission Coordinators: 

Christian Personhood: Mrs. Angus Cameron, P.O. Box 456, Candor, 
NC 27220 

Supportive Community: Mrs. Tibbie Roberts, 4113 Sound Dr., 
Morehead City, NC 28557 

Christian Social Involvement: Mrs. Alton Tripp, 2217 Creston Rd., 
Raleigh, NC 27608 

Christian Global Concerns: Mrs. Clyde H. Dunn, P.O. Box 153, 

204 S. Walnut St., Farmville, NC 27828 
Secretary of Program Resources: Miss Minnie Chandler, 2811 Fairlawn 

Rd., Durham, NC 27705 
Chairperson, Committee on Nominations: Miss Rosalie Holmes, 212 

West Greene, Snow Hill, NC 28580 
Chairperson, Committee on Membership: Mrs. James R. McKeithan, 

P.O. Box 443, Red Springs, NC 28377 
Associate Treasurer: Mrs. R.A. MacLean, Route 3, Boc 162, Siler City, 

NC 27344 
District Presidents: 

Burlington: Mrs. R.G. Wilson, 2718 Dee St., Burlington, NC 27215 
Durham: Mrs. Robert Minor, 801 Price St., Durham, NC 27701 
Elizabeth City: Mrs. A.M. Stanton, Drawer 925, Plymouth, NC 27962 
Favetteville: Mrs. Ronald E. Hailey, 303 Randolph Avenue, Fayetteville, 

NC 28301 
Goldsboro: Mrs. B.L. Holloman, 401 South Madison Ave., Goldsboro, 
Greenville: Mrs. Karl Hardee, Rt. 3, Box 91, Greenville, NC 27834 
New Bern: Mrs. Peggy Hill, Drawer A, Newport, NC 28570 
Raleigh: Mrs. E.G. Craig, 1573 Fairlane Dr., Cary, NC 27511 
Rockingham: Mrs. J.A. Garner, Box 83, Laurel Hill, NC 28351 
Rocky Mount: Mrs. Roy Barrows, 180 W. Nast Street, Wilson, NC 27893 
Sanford: Mrs. Max Matthews, Rt. 8, Box 1030, Sanford, NC 27330 
Wilmington: Mrs. LeRoy Mintz, Rt. 1, Box 3, Shallotte, NC 28459 



Worship, Division of 

Chairperson Robert Pullman 

Vice-Chairperson John E. Harwood, Jr. 

Secretary Stan Smith 

Cabinet Representative: R.T. Commander 

Burlington: W. Stan Smith 

Durham: Gayla G. Estes 

Elizabeth City: Charles E. McKenzie 

Fayetteville: Charles V. Bryant 

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Goldsboro: Roger F. Searles 
Greenville: Glen A. Holm 
New Bern: John D. Bulson 
Raleigh: J. Thomas Smith 
Rockingham: L. Ray Sparrow 
Rocky Mount: Carlton F. Hirschi 
Sanford: Robert S. Pullman 
Wilmington: Gregory L. Bell 
Ex-Officio: John E. Harwood, Jr. 



Youth Ministry, United Methodist Council on 

President: Mack McMillan 
Vice-President: Robin Sabiston 
Secretary: Adelle Joyner 
Treasurer: Powell Osteen 
Legislative Affaii Person: Paul Stark 



Task Force on Hunger 

Clyde H. Dunn, Box 153, Farmville 27828 
Charles M. Smith, 112 Radcliffe Circle, Durham 27707 
Miss Betsy Jordan, Box 357, Mt. Gilead 27306 
Mrs. Jean Dorsett, Box 145, Mt. Gilead 27306 
Al F. Fisher, Box 8816, Forest Hills Sta., Durham 27707 
Don C. Craft, 516 Pembroke St., Ahoskie 27910 
J. Nelson Gibson, Box 66, Gibson 28343 
Wallace H. Kirby, Box 1926, Raleigh 27602 
McDuffie Cummings, Home Florist, Pembroke 28372 
E.R. Porter, Box 1388, New Bern 28560 
Mrs. Tibbie Roberts, 4113 Sound Dr., Morehead City 28557 
Thomas M. Surratt, Morgan Park, Edenton 27932 
Ed S. Swindell, 1611 High St., Durham 27707 
Mrs. J.O. Watson, 3617 Dade St., Raleigh 27609 
L.W. Aurand, 921 Trailwood Dr., Raleigh 27606 
EX OFFICIO: Charles H. Mercer, Bishop Robert M. Blackburn, C. 
Frank Grill— COM Staff Representative 



Task Force on the Ethnic Minority Local Church 

The Reverend James F. Cummings, Chairperson: The Reverend David 
R. Dunlap: Mr. Willie Randolph; The Reverend Oscar M. Graham; Miss 
Brenda Carter; Mr. L.H. Moore; Mr. James C. Dial; Mrs. Zelma 
Locklear; Mrs. Ruth Cade; The Reverend Tommy Faggart; Mr. W.L. 
Hussey; The Reverend Robert L. Mangum; Dr. Joseph Bethea; The 
Reverend James H. McCallum; The Reverend Simeon F. Cummings 



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Advisory Committee on Ministerial Evaluation 

Rev. Brian G. Gentle, Chairman 

Rev. John M. CUne 

Dr. Paul Mickey 

Rev. Frank Alexander 

Rev. E.T. Herndon, Jr. 

Rev. Judi J. Smith 

Rev. T.V. Carter 



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District Board of Church Location and Building 

BURLINGTON 

Clergy: Barney L. Davidson, A. Clay Smith, William L. Wolfe 
Lay: George H. Forehand, 405 Trail 2, Burlington 27215 
J.W. Holmes, 2815 Alamance Rd., Burlington 27215 
Robert A. Foust, 520 Ward Street, Graham 27253 
DURHAM 
Clergy: Charles H. Mercer, John W. Ruth, R. Bruce Pate Ouentin E 

Sholtz 
Lay: Sam G. Hodges, Jr., 1013 Englewood Ave., Durham 27701 

Dennis B. Nicholson, Jr., 1614 Hollywood Drive, Durham 27701 
James A. Ward, Rt. 8, Box 281, Durham 27704 
ELIZABETH CITY 
Clergy: Norwood L. Jones, Berry O. Barbour, Richard R. Biankenhorn, 

Jack M. Hunter 
Lay: H. Clay Foreman, Jr., Elizabeth City 27909 
George W. J ckson. Route 4, Hertford 27944 
Frank W. Kramer, Jr., 100 Pine Lake Dr., Elizabeth City 27909 
Noel Coltrane, Box 280, Elizabeth City 27909 
FAYETTEVILLE 
Clergy: Paul Carruth, Paul G. Bunn, Thomas E. Loftis, Kelly J. Wilson, 

Jr. 
Lay: F.A. Dawson, 1004 Beechridge Rd., Fayetteville 28301 

George W. Tinnin, 1319 Fort Bragg Rd., Fayetteville 28305 
Henry Hackney, 324 Rainier, Fayetteville 28304 
GOLDSBORO 
Clergy: J. Paul Edwards, Chester D. Brown, W.R. Crowder, James E. 

Sutton, Nathan H. Byrd 
Lay: W.T. Winslow, 511 N. Andrews St., Goldsboro 27530 
Mrs. Roger Searles, 1209 North Ave., Goldsboro 27530 
W.L. Stout, 1010 S. Taylor St., Goldsboro 27530 
GREENVILLE 
Clergy: R.T. Commander, John D. Long, Daniel D. Bowman, Glen A. 

Holm 
Lay: H. Frank Brooks, 2210 Riley Road, Kinston 28501 

J. Charles Whiteford, 1736 Beaumont Rd., Greenville 27834 
Leroy Whitfield, P.O. Box 87, Hookerton 28538 
NEW BERN 
Clergy: Reginald W. Ponder, H. Charles Davis, J.B. Parvin, Horace G. 

Quigley 
Lay: W.B. Chalk, 2800 Evans Street, Morehead City 28557 
R.H. Stephens, 504 Pollock Street, New Bern 28560 
Paul W. Crayton, Jr., P.O. Box 2546, New Bern 28560 
RALEIGH 
Clergy: Warren B. Petteway, H.S. Huggins, III, Wallace H. Kirby, 

Kenneth B. Sexton, Carson O. Wiggins 
Lay: Noah W. Sites, Jr., 3320 Turnbridge Dr., Raleigh 27609 
L.W. Aurand, 921 Trailwood Drive, Raleigh 27608 
W.W. Austin, 3221 Birnamwood Road, Raleigh 27607 

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ROCKINGHAM 

Clergy: Joseph B. Bethea, Andy B. Falls, Jr., James C. Lee, Kermit R. 

Wheeler 
Lay: J. Nelson Gibson, P.O. Box 66, Gibson 28344 

Dannie F. Shaw, 238 McGirt Bridge Rd., Laurinburg 28352 
ROCKY MOUNT 
Clergy: John N. Cline, Lloyd Edge, H. Wayne Grigg, Charles K. 

Morrison 
Lay: Charles C. Davis, Jr., 911 Madison St., Roanoke Rapids 27870 

H.H. Latta, Hwy. 64-West, Nashville 27856 

Dan Vaughan, 119 Wayne Street, Rocky Mount 27801 
SANFORD 
Clergy: Clyde G. McCarver, Harold Leatherman, Ben C. Rouse, J.C. 

Parker 
Lay: Dewey Mims, P.O. Box 476, Southern Pines 28387 

G.E. Palmer, Carolina Trace, Sanford 27330 
WILMINGTON 
Clergy: James A. Auman, E.M. Thompson, Jr., G.R. Massey, J. David 

Jones 
Lay: Frank I. Ballard, P.O. Box 3667, Wilmington 28406 

A.E. Heafner, 1701 Lincoln Road, Wilmington 28403 

Harris Ligon, 216 Princess Street, Wilmington 28401 

Herschel Rogers, 120 Beagle Trail, Wilmington 28403 



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District Committees on the Ministry 

BURLINGTON: Barney L. Davidson, James H. Coile, Wilbur I. 

Jackson, G. Robert McKenzie, J. Donald Phillips, E. Cliff Shoaf, R. 

Dennis Ricks, Jr. 
DURHAM: Charles H. Mercer, Willie S. Teague, John W. Ruth, 

William D. Sabiston, III, F. Belton Joyner, David C. Steinmetz 
ELIZABETH CITY: Norwood L. Jones, William C. Simpson, Jr., M. 

Whitfield Warren, Jr., Judi J. Smith, John H. Crum, Amos H. Stone 
FAYETTEVILLE: Paul Carruth, Allen C. Edens, Jr., Charles V. Bryant, 

David R. Dunlap, Lorenzo P. Plyler, Thomas E. Loftis, Edward M. 

Gunter 
GOLDSBORO: J. Paul Edwards, Jack M. Benfield, J.E. Sponenberg, W. 

Junius Neese, Robert M. Poulk, John D. Aycock, L.T. Wilson 
GREENVILLE: R.T. Commander, Ellis J. Bedsworth, Billy M. Garden, 

Clyde H. Dunn, James G. Lupton, Travis W. Owen, M. Dewey Tyson 
NEW BERN: Reginald W. Ponder, James C.P. Brown, J.B. Parvin, Robert 

F. Moore, Horace L. McLaurin, Ernest R. Porter 
RALEIGH: Warren B. Petteway, F. Owen Fitzgerald, Brian G. Gentle, 

Jack L. Hunter, W. Joseph Mann, J. Malloy Owen, III, Rufus H. 

Stark, II 
ROCKINGHAM: Joseph B. Bethea, Simeon F. Cummings, Oscar N. 

Graham, James C. Lee, Samuel L. Townsend, Herman S. Winberry 
ROCKY MOUNT: John M. Cline, Robert M. Drew, Carlton F. Hirschi, 

Charles K. Morrison, Caswell E. Shaw, H. Langill Watson, Christian 

White 
SANFORD: Clyde G. McCarver, Wesley F. Brown, Harold Leatherman, 

John S. Paschal, Ben C. Rouse, Roger E. Thompson 
WILMINGTON: James A. Auman, Milton T. Mann, Argel H. Payne, 

Paul B. Scott, E.M. Thompson, Jr., Paul W. Boone, M. Randall 

Baker 



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District Council on Ministries 

BURLINGTON DISTRICT 

District Superintendent: B.L. Davidson 

Lay Leader: Eugene Moon 

President of United Methodist Women: Mrs. R.G. Wilson 

President of United Methodist Youth Fellowship: — 

Lay Representative Conference COM: A.K. King 

Church and Society: 

Communications: K.C. Birt 

Continuing Education: E.C. Shoaf 

Ecumenial Affairs: E.G. Dulaney 

Education: R.D. Brunson 

Career Planning and Counseling: E.A. Walker 

Evangelism: E.R. Stott 

Health and Welfare: E.O. Murray 

Higher Education: G.R. McKenzie 

Missions: A.C. Smith, F.R. Hinshaw 

Religion and Race: CD. Myers 

Stewardship: G.H. Forehand, W.L. Wolfe 

Worship: W.S. Smith 

Children's Ministries: Mrs. George Workman 

Youth Ministries: Randy Hillman 

Young Adult Ministries: J.S. McMillan 

Adult Ministries: R.S. Brodie 

Family Ministries: D.S. Clift 

Ministry: W.L Jackson, R.D. Ricks, Jr. 

At Large: J.H. Coile, W.T. Clarke, B.B. Cuthrell, G.W. Davis, J.S. 
Dodson, C.F. Eakin, L.A. Green, CM. Hackett, J.D. Lister, W.P. 
McComas, W.R. Patten, J.D. Phillips, W.A. Ruth, CS. Tyson, V.C 
Tyson, H.N. Ward, Jr., B.R. Whitfield, J.C Buie, S.C Compton, 
J.J. Dickens, D.L. Chilton, CM. Filer, H.B. Grant, Jr., Alvin 
Home, T.L. Huffines, CH. Nicholson, D.H. Schantz, Jr. 



DURHAM DISTRICT 

District Superintenent: CH. Mercer 

Lay Leader: William V. McPherson 

President of United Methodist Women: Mrs. Robert Minor 

President of United Methodist Youth Fellowship: Lou Ann Taylor 

Lay Representative Conference COM: Dr. W.E. Hammond 

Archives and History: Morris L. Barber 

Communications: Harvey Estes 

Church and Society: Frank L Lloyd, Jr. 

Continuing Education: Willie S. Teague 

Ecumenical Affairs: Ralph L. Fleming 

Education: Roger Elliott 

Career Planning and Counseling: Kelly J. Wilson, III 

Evangelism: Thomas G. Holtsclaw 

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Health and Welfare: Robert L. Wallace 
Higher Education: Sam D. McMillan, Jr. 
Missions: Charles M. Smith 
Religion and Race: Mrs. V.G. Wright 
Stewardship: G. Paul Phillips 
Worship: Gayla G. Estes 
Children's Ministries: Tacoma O'Connor 
Youth Ministries: Gregg Pappendick 
Young Adult Ministries: Milton Gilbert 
Adult Ministries: John W. Ruth 
Family Ministries: Julie B. Porringer 

At Large: Margaret Anne Biddle, Dr. Ross B. Townes, Harriett J. 
TiUett 



ELIZABETH CITY DISTRICT 

District Superintendent: Norwood L. Jones 

Lay Leader: Donald C. Craft 

President of United Methodist Women: Mrs. A.M. Stanton 

President of United Methodist Youth Fellowship: — 

Lay Representative Conference COM: Donald C. Craft 

Church and Society: Julian W. Scott 

Continuing Education: J. Patrick Harrell 

Ecumenical Affairs: Mrs. F.A. McGoogan 

Education: Mrs. Joseph R. Bryant 

Career Planning and Counseling: Judi J. Smith 

Evangelism: Nathan H. Byrd 

Health and Welfare: Albert N. Gore, Jr. 

Missions: William Presnell 

Religion and Race: Wilbur Culpepper 

Stewardship: Mrs. Ralph Goodman 

Worship: John T. Maides 

Children's Ministries: Mrs. William C. Simpson, Jr. 

Youth Ministries: Charles McKenzie 

Young Adult Ministries: Ray Thomas Gooch 

Adult Ministries: Richard C. Blankenhorn 

Family Ministries: James E. Creech 

Other Members: Mrs. Charles L. Saunders, James H. Harris, Jr. 



FAYETTEVILLE DISTRICT 

District Superintendent: Paul Carruth 

Lay Leader: Neal W. Reichle 

President of United Methodist Women: Mrs. Ronald E. Hailey 

President of United Methodist Youth Fellowship: 

Lay Representative Conference COM: Dr. Richard Pearce 



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Church and Society: J. Milton Hadley, Jr. 

Commuications: W.P.Lowdermilk 

Continuing Education: John E. Harwood, Jr. 

Ecumenical Affaks: Mrs. John L. Hobbs 

Education: Denny C. Wise 

Career Planning and Counseling: Paul W. Granger 

Evangelism: Eric Carson, Marcus McKnight 

Health and Welfare: Jean L. Hood 

Higher Education: S.H. Brown 

Missions: Robert F. Bundy 

Music: Rodney T. Cox 

Religion and Race: James H. Harris 

Status and Role of Women: Ethelynde Ballance 

Stewardship: W. Edward Barber 

Worship: Earl Richardson 

Children's Ministries: Edna Dunlap 

Youth Ministries: Ralph C. Waters 

Young Adult Ministries: Richard C. Vaughan 

Adult Ministries: Garland Knott 

Family Ministries: Michael L. Hale 

Other Members: Bernice Ballance, James L. Hobbs 



GOLDSBORO DISTRICT 

District Superintendent: J. Paul Edwards 

Lay Leader: A.J. Davis, Jr. 

President of United Methodist Women: Mrs. Borden L. Holloman 

President of United Methodist Youth Fellowship: Eugene Everett 

Lay Representative Conference COM: M.W. Stancil 

Church and Society: Rev. P.D. Midgett 

Communications: J. Lloyd Spencer 

Continuing Education: James C. Stokes 

Ecumenical Affairs: Thomas E. Strickland 

Education: Rev. James C. Stokes, Jr. 

Career Planning and Counseling: Rev. P.M. Poulk 

Evangelism: Rev. W.R. Crowder 

Health and Welfare: L.T. Wilson 

Higher Education: Rev. Chester D. Brown 

Interreligious & Ecumenical Concerns: Thomas E. Strickland 

Missions: Rev. Sam Wood 

Religion and Race: W.L. Hussey 

Status and Role of Women: Mrs. R.L. Jerome 

Stewardship: Rev. Ben H. Wilson 

Worship: Roger F. Searles 

Children's Ministries: Richard Williams 

Youth Ministries: Mrs. Shelton Boyd 

Young Adult Ministries: Rev. James E. Sutton 

Adult Ministries: Same 

Family Ministries: Same 

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GREENVILLE DISTRICT 

District Superintendent: Richard T. Commander 

Lay Leader: H. Frank Steinbeck 

President of United Methodist Women: Mrs. Clara Jane Hardee 

President of United Methodist Youth Fellowship: Tracy Holden 

Lay Representative Conference COM: O.E. Dowd, Sr. 

Campus Ministries: Daniel T. Earnhardt 

Church and Society: Rev. Don Lee Harris 

Communications: Travis W. Owens 

Continuing Education: Rev. Wallace M. Ellis 

Ecumenical Affairs: Rev. James G. Lupton 

Education: Rev. F. Odell Walker 

Career Planning and Counseling: Rev. Daniel D. Bowman 

Evangelism: Rev. W. Nelson Fulford, Miss Elizabeth Lang 

Health and Welfare: E. Douglas Stanfield 

Higher Education: Rev. James H. Bailey 

Ministry: Ellis J. Bedsworth 

Missions: M. Dewey Tyson 

Religion and Race: Wyatt Brown 

Stewardship: Rev. C.C. Capps 

Worship: Rev. Glenn A. Holm 

Children's Ministries: Mrs. Lauren Riddick 

Youth Ministries: Rev. Carol W. Goehring, Carlton F. Hirschi 

Young Adult Ministries: Charles Jenkins, David J. Goehring 

Adult Ministries: William M. Wells 

Family Ministries: Rev. Billy Garden 

Treasurer: Rev. Clyde H. Dunn 

Music Ministries: Dr. David Foster 



NEW BERN DISTRICT: 

District Superintendent: Reginald Ponder 

District Lay Leader: Stanley W. Harrell 

President, United Methodist Women: Mrs. Charles Hill 

President, United Methodist Youth Fellowship: Miss Steffani Hoffman 

Lay Representative, Conference COM: Kenneth Spruill 

Career Planning and Counseling: Douglas L. Byrd 

Church and Society: Robert F. Moore 

Communications: Billy F. Seate 

Continuing Education: James C.P. Brown 

Ecumenical and Interreligious Concerns: W.W. Wells 

Education: William H. Gattis 

Evangelism: Leonard F. Doucette 

Health and Welfare: E.R. Porter 

Higher Education: Marshall R. Old 

Missions: Sam W. Dixon 

Music: Mrs. Floyd Johnson 

Religion and Race: Mrs. Tibby Roberts 



Stewardship: Henry A. Bizzle, Jr. 

Worship: John D. Butson 

Adult and Family Life: Ronald D. Cyr 

Children's Ministries: Mrs. Dorothy Bedwell 

Young Adult Ministries: John A. Farmer 

Youth Ministries: W.W. Wells 

Other Members: W.C. Chadwick, W.D. Underseth 



RALEIGH DISTRICT 

District Superintendent: Warren B. Petteway 

Lay Leader: David Mustian 

President of United Methodist Women: Mrs. Ed Craig 

President of United Methodist Youth Fellowship: Teresa Vogt 

Lay Representative COM: Bruce Hargrove 

Church and Society: Bill Jeffries 

Communications: Douglas Fox 

Continuing Education: Robert F. McKee 

Ecumenical Affairs: Geroge Johnson 

Education: Allen Wentz 

Career Planning and Counseling: Kenneth Sexton 

Evangelism: Sidney Huggins 

Health and Welfare: Carson Wiggins 

Higher Education: Rufus Stark 

Missions: Jerry T. Smith 

Religion and Race: T.V. Carter 

Stewardship: W.C. Spencer, Jr. 

Worship: J. Thomas Smith 

Children's Ministries: Bruce Dickerson 

Youth Ministries: Mike Safley 

Young Adult Ministries: Lovell Aills 

Adult Ministries: Mrs. Wayne Davis 

Family Ministries: Mrs. Wayne Davis 

Music: Bill Weiser 

Other Members: Margaret Bradley, Treasurer 



ROCKINGHA M DISTRICT 

District Superintendent: Joseph Bethea 

Lay Leader: Howard Cooper 

President of United Methodist Women: Mrs. James E. Garner 

President of United Methodist Youth Fellowship: Miss Julia Henry 

Lay Representative Conference COM: Milford Grantham 

Church and Society: Oscar Graham 

Continuing Education: Mrs. Lucille Anderson 

Ecumenical Affairs: Mrs. A. P. Hill, Jr. 

Education: James Harris 

Career Planning and Counseling: James Lee 

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Evangelism: David Harvin 

Health and Welfare: David Merriman 

Higher Education: Lester P. Jackson 

Missions: N.B. Hill, Jr. 

Religion and Race: Alphonso Henry 

Stewardship: A! Morris 

Worship: L.R. Sparrow 

Children's Ministries: Mrs. Roberta Scipio 

Youth Ministries: Robert Atchley 

Young Adult Ministries: Rodney Hamm 

Adult Ministries: Troy Barrett 

Family Ministries: Troy Barrett 

Other Members: Herman Winberry, Mrs. Zelma Locklear 



ROCKY MOUNT DISTRICT 

District Superintendent: John M. Cline 

Lay Leader: Robert Frazier 

President of United Methodist Women: Mrs. Carey H. Banks, Jr. 

President of United Methodist Youth Fellowship: Miss Vicki Davis 

Lay Representative Conference COM: John J. Ferebee 

Church and Society: Christian White 

Continuing Education: Lloyd Edge 

Ecumenical Affairs: Terry Bryant 

Education: Thomas A. Collins 

Career Planning and Counseling: Dennis M. Adams 

Evangelism: Lewis Dillman 

Health and Welfare: Wade A. Mullikin 

Higher Education: Lloyd Edge 

Missions: Ralph L Epps 

Religion and Race: Mrs. W.M. Wells, Jr. 

Stewardship: Bruce Taylor 

Worship: John E. Williams 

Children's Ministries: Mrs. T.T. Hardison 

Youth Ministries: W.M. Wells, Jr. 

Adult Ministries: Mrs. T.A. Collins 

Family Ministries: Mrs. T.A. Collins 



SAN FORD DISTRICT 

District Superintendent: Clyde G. McCarver 

Lay Leader: Clyde Strother 

President of United Methodist Women: Mrs. Max Matthews 

President of United Methodist Youth Fellowship: Ricky Palmer 

Lay Representative Conference COM: Mrs. Jean Dorsett 

Archives and History: Clarence Garner 

Church and Society: Rev. Douglas D. Jesse 

Continuing Education: 



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Christian Advocate: J.C. Parker 
Diaconal Ministries: Angus Cameron 
Ecumenical Affairs: Mrs. R.B. Guthrie 
Education: Rev. J.C. Wilson 
Career Planning and Counseling: R.E. Thompson 
Evangelism: Rev. Wilbur C. Teachey 
Health and Welfare: Rev. M.L. DeHart 
Higher Education: Robert Storrs 
Missions: Rev. A.W. Winstead 
Religion and Race: Mr. L.M.Lutterloh 
Stewardship: Rev. J.S. Paschal 
Worship: Robert Pullman 
World Communion: H.F. Leatherman 
Children's Ministries: Mrs. Patrick Osborn 
Youth Ministries: Wesley Brown 
Young Adult Ministries: Lester Bissette 
Adult Ministries: Lester Bissette 
Family Ministries: 

Other Members: W.A.Wentz, L.C. Bissette, W.W. Sherman, Jr., Ben 
Rouse 



WILMINGTON DISTRICT 

District Superintendent: James A. Auman 

Lay Leader: Dr. Jerry Paschal 

President of United Methodist Women: Mrs. LeRoy Mintz 

President of United Methodist Youth Fellowship: Beth Kennedy 

Lay Representative Conference COM: Bill Pearson 

Church and Society: L. Graham Royall 

Communications: J.W. Forbes 

Continuing Education: J.David Jones 

Ecumenical Affairs: J. Claude Chaffin 

Education: Paul Boone 

Career Planning and Counseling: Arthur Wesley 

Evangelism: A.H. Payne 

Health and Welfare: Charles Litzenberger 

Higher Education: Robert Redmond 

Missions: James L. Summey 

Music: Mrs. L. Graham Royal 

Religion and Race: Mrs. Helen Fredlaw 

Stewardship: E.C. Lancaster 

Worship: G.L. Bell 

Children's Ministries: Mrs. Bennett Thomas 

Youth Ministries: Mrs. E.C. Lancaster 

Young Adult Ministries: W. Kenneth Hall 

Adult Ministries: James L. Hobbs 

Family Ministries: James L. Hobbs 



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LAY MEMBERS ATTENDING ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

BURLINGTON DISTRICT: 

BELLEMONT: 

Howard A. Pickett, Route 6, Box 237, Burlington, NC 27215 
BETHEL: 

TyreeS. Lindley, Route 1, Box 102, Graham, NC 27253 
BURLINGTON: 
Davis Street : 

J.W. Holmes, 2815 Alamance Road, Burlington, NC 27215 
Emmanuel: 

Hugh M. Holt, 1906 Maple Avenue, Burlington, NC 27215 

Thomas H. Traynham, 215 Rolling Road, Burlington, NC 27215 
Faith: 

Mrs. Jack Mitchell, 800 -A Windham Street, Burlington, NC 27215 
Front Street: 

Mrs. F.M. Biggerstaff, 514 Circle Drive, Burlington, NC 27215 

Charles LeGrand, 310 Engleman Avenue, Burlington, NC 27215 
Grace: 

NA-Richard Mclntyre, 2455 Morningside Drive, Burlington NC 

27215 
St. Paul's: 

Maude R. Oaks, 407 Trail One, Burlington, NC 27215 
West Burlington: 

C.T. Pyles,Jr., 304 Atwater Street, Burlington, NC 27215 
BURLINGTON CIRCUIT: 

NA-Mrs. Allan Wright, Route 1, Box 92, Reidsville, NC 27302. 
CARRBORO: 

Forrest Heath, Sr. , Route 5, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 

Joel Hackney, Box 224, Carrboro, NC 27510 
CEDAR GROVE-PROSPECT: 

Kathrine N. McDade, Cedar Grove, NC 27231 
CHAPEL HILL: 
Aldersgate : 

Margaret Y. Kirkman, 604 Kenmore Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 
Amity: 

Issac N. Reynolds, 312 Estes Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 
Orange : 

Fred Brooks, Jr. , 413 Granville Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 
University: 

Victor Bowles, 1712 Michaux Road. Chapel Hill, NC 27514 

Mary E. Henley, Route 3, Box 414, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 
CHESTNUT RIDGE: 

Robert E. Reed, Route 1, Efland, NC 27243 
COBB CIRCUIT: 

NA-Mr. and Mrs. Herbert White, Route 1, Reidsville, NC 27320 



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EFLAND: 

Mrs. Mary Murray, Route 1, Efland, NC 27243 
ENO-PALMERS GROVE: 

NA-Charles Stanley, Colonial Heights, Hillsborough, NC 27278 
FAIRVIEW: 

Mrs. Thomas Bass, Jr., Route 1, North Crest Heights, Elon College, 

NC 27244 
FRIENDSHIP: 

Knox Lamar, 1922 Trail 5, Burlington, NC 27215 
GRAHAM: 
First: 

Gladys Amick, 1914 Holland Avenue, Burlington, NC 27215 

Donald W. Roddy, 510 Rudd Street, Burlington, NC 27215 
Christ Church-Cedar Cliff: 

NA -Percy Smart, 1524 South Main Street, Graham, NC 27253 
HAW RIVER: 

Thurman S.Jones, Route 1, Box 186, Haw River, NC 27258 
HEBRON: 

Walter Shanklin, Route 2, Box 580, Mebane, NC 27302 
HIGHTOWERS: 

NA-C.J. Long, Route 1, Prospect Hill, NC 27314 
HILLSBOROUGH: 

Alton Williams, North Cameron Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278 
LEASBURG-SALEM : 

Mrs. Bernard Long, Route 4, Roxboro, NC 27573 
LEBANON: 

David Shanklin, Route 5, Box 648, Mebane, NC 27302 
MEBANE: 

Betty Jean Smith, 300 West Lee Street, Mebane, NC 27302 

Jane Hook, Route 4, Box 65-C, Mebane, NC 27302 
MILTON: 

Lyn Buie, Route 1 , Box 4, Milton, NC 27305 
MT. HERMON: 

Glenn Hobby, Route 1, Box 560, Graham, NC 27253 

Mrs. Glenn Hobby, Route 1, Box 560, Graham, NC 27253 
NEW HOPE-PURLEY: 

Mrs. Ed Rowland, Route 1, Box 63, Blanch, NC 27212 
NEW SHARON: 

Dupree Smith, Route 4. Hillsborough, NC 27278 
PHILLIPS CHAPEL: 

NA-Mrs. Sarah Tingen, Route 1, Haw River, NC 27258 
ROCK CREEK: 

NA-Mrs. Joe McPherson, Route 2, Snow Camp, NC 27349 
ST. LUKE'S: 

Evan M. Shufelt, Route 4, Box 370-D, Burlington, NC 27215 
SALEM: 

Ila Franklin, Route 1, Box 473, Haw River, NC 27258 
SAXAPAHAW: 

NA-Ben Bulla, Box 35, Saxapahaw, NC 27340 

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SHILOH: 

Mrs. Howard Troxler, P.O. Box 4095, Glen Raven, NC 27215 
SWEPSONVILLE: 

Evelyn Williams, Box 186, Swepsonville, NC 27359 
UNION GROVE: 

Catherine Womble, Route 3, Box 63, Hillsborough NC 27278 
WALNUT GROVE: 

Mrs. Ralph Wright, Route 1, Cedar Grove, NC 27231 
WHITNEY CROSS: 

Beulah Guthrie, Route 1, Snow Camp, NC 27349 

Mrs. Frank Morris, Route 1, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 
YANCEYVILLE: 

C.W. Hyler, Route 1, Yanceyville, NC 27379 



DURHAM DISTRICT 

ALLENSVILLE-TRINITY : 

Mrs. Bradsher Gentry, Route 2, Roxboro, NC 27573 
ANDREWS-50APST0NE : 

Mrs. Carter Cable, Route 1, Box 354, Raleigh, NC 27609 
BAHAMA: 

MT. Bethel: 
C.M.Cllen, P.O. Box 37, Bahama, NC 27503 
BANKS-GROVE HILL: 

Martha K. Pitts, Route 2, Oxford, NC 27565 
BROOKSDALE-BROOKLAND : 

Thomas Adcock, 1340 Oxford Road, Roxboro, NC 27573 
BUTNER: 

Robert L. Hall, Box 568, Butner, NC 27509 
CONCORD: 

Elliott Chandler, P.O. Box 25, Roxboro, NC 27573 
CREEDMOOR: 

Mrs.J.W. Kapherr, P.O. Box 574, Creedmoor, NC 27522 
DURHAM: 
Aldersgate : 

Camille Yorkey, Route 1, Box 63 -R, Bahama, NC 27503 
Asbury: 
Mrs. Charles H. Rich, 405 Everett Place, Durham, NC 27701 
Elizabeth Clay, 1420 Ida Street, Durham, NC 27705 
Asbury Temple: 

C.R. Hackett, 1006 Willowdale Drive, Durham, NC 27707 
Bethany: 
Mrs. Luke Riley, 2703 Ellen Street, Durham, NC 27705 
Carols. Goddard, 1829 Front St., Apt. E-7, Durham, NC 27705 



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Branson: 

Mrs. W.C. Roberts, 1002 Alma Street, Durham, NC 27703 
Calvary: 

Margaret Thompson, 1602 Glendale Avenue, Durham, NC 27701 

Ray Yount, 2526 Preston Avenue, Durham, NC 27705 

Carr: 
Mrs. C.L. Gardner, 2501 Ashe Street, Durham, NC 27703 

Duke Memorial: 
R.R. Few, 1502 Morehead Avenue, Durham, NC 27707 
Mrs. Alan D. Whanger, 1712 Woodburn Road, Durham, NC 27705 

Duke's Chapel: 
H. V. Foust, Route 5, Box 70, Durham, NC 27704 

Epworth: 
Mrs. Lewis W. Pifer, 3817 Somerset Drive, Durham, NC 27707 
Gregory P. Jones, 2106 Front Street, Apt. E-4, Durham, NC 27705 

Glendale Heights: 

E. W. Werner, 1602 Delaware Avenue, Durham, NC 27705 
Lakewood: 

NA-T.G. Rollins, Jr., 2313 Prince Street, Durham, NC 27707 
May bro ok -Massey : 

NA-MarieScoggins, Route 3, Box 291, Durham, NC 27713 
McMannen : 

Mrs. Paul Hall, 202 Latta Road, Durham, NC 27705 

Mrs. Dennis Nicholson, 1614 Hollywood Street, Durham, NC 27701 
Parkwood: 

F. Thomas Mclver, Route 3, Box 158-B, Durham, NC 27713 
Pleasant Green: 

Roy A. Garrard, 4349 Sterling Drive, Durham, NC 27712 
St. Paul: 

Albert H. Best, 419 Valey Drive, Durham, NC 27704 

Malcolm McCullen, 1602 Dexter Street, Durham, NC 27701 
Trinity : 

R.H. Hosea, 3630 Stony Brook Drive, Durham, NC 27705 

Rufus H. Powell, III, 719 W. Cornwallis Road, Durham, NC 27707 
Wellons-Bethesda: 

Jack Crowder, 1510 Woodland Drive, Durham, NC 27701 

Don Settle, 2405 Rolling Pines Avenue, Durham, NC 27703 
ELLIS CHAPEL: 

Mrs. Virginia Turman, Route 1, Bahama, NC 27503 
FLETCHER'S CHAPEL: 

Harry Lemmond, 3211 Wake Forest Road, Durham, NC 27703 
GRANVILLE CIRCUIT: 

NA-JackDickerson, Route 3, Oxford, NC 27565 
GRANVILLE-VANCE : 

SlayterT. Lloyd, 110 Peace Street, Oxford, NC 27565 
HENDERSON: 
City Road: 

George R. Rooker, 1307 Dorsey Avenue, Henderson, NC 27536 



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First: 

J.C. Stabler, 366 Forest Road, Henderson, NC 27536 

J.W. Rogers, P.O. Box 1256, Henderson, NC 27536 
White Memorial: 

Aliene Abbott, 908 Abbott Street, Henderson NC 27536 
LEA'S CHAPEL-WARREN'S GROVE: 

Mrs. Merriman Solomon, Route 4, Box 108, Roxboro NC 27573 
MT. SYLVAN: 

Mrs. John Blue, Route 1, Box 140 -D, Bahama, NC 27503 
MT. TABOR-RIVERVIEW: 

Elmo Jones, 3703 Turrentine Drive, Durham NC 27705 
MT. TIRZAH-HELENA: 

Mrs. Guy Timberlake, Route 1, Timberlake, NC 27583 
MT. ZION: 

Mrs. Frank Wrenn, 2621 Cedar Creek Drive, Durham, NC 27705 
OAK GROVE: 

Mrs. James Evans, Route 1, Roxboro, NC 27573 
OXFORD: 

Wilbur Vaught, 1732 Pine Cone Drive, Oxford, NC 27565 

Henry Lilly, 180 Pine Cone Drive, Oxford, NC 27565 
OXFORD CIRCUIT: 

Mrs. Carl Lawrence, P.O. Box 808, Oxford, NC 27565 
REHOBOTH-HARRIS : 

NA -Claiborne Holtzman, Route 3, Henderson, NC 27536 
ROUGEMONT: 

Mrs. Charles Mosley, Route 2, Box 2, Rougemont, NC 27572 
ROXBORO : CA-VEL : 

Charlie F. Gentry, 1830 N. Main Street, Roxboro, NC 27573 
ROXBORO: 
Grace: 

TedB. Hicks, Route 3, Box 630, Roxboro, NC 27573 
ROXBORO: 
Longhurst: 

Wayne Wilborne, 167 Maple Street, Roxboro, NC 27573 
ROXBORO: 

Long Memorial: 

Mrs. George Berger, P.O. Box 633, Roxboro, NC 27573 
STEM-BULLOCK: 

Kathryn B. Royster, P.O. Box 55, Bullock, NC 27507 
TABERNACLE: 
Marrow's Chapel: 

Harold Smith, Route 1, Box 147, Clarksville, VA 23927 



ELIZABETH CITY DISTRICT 

AHOSKIE: 

Mrs. Donald Craft, 516 N. Pembroke Avenue, Ahoskie, NC 27910 
Jackie Byrd, P.O. Box 665, Ahoskie, NC 27910 



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ALBEMARLE: 

Mrs. T.W. Tarkenton, Route 1, Box 148, Roper, NC 27970 
AULANDER: 

Sallie Lee Holley, Colerain, NC 27924 
CHOWAN: 

Annie Mae Baker, Route 1, Belviedere, NC 27929 
CRESWELL: 

NA-J.M. Davenport, Route 1, Creswell, NC 27928 
CURRITUCK: 

Welton Hampton, Popular Branch, NC 27965 
EDENTON: 

F.A.Jordan, P.O. Box 240, Edenton, NC 27932 
ELIZABETH CITY: 
City Road: 

Herbert Lange, Route 2, Box 502, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 
First: 

Wilbur A. Culpepper, 1908 Rivershore Road, Elizabeth City, NC 

Mrs. Roy Miller, 805 Agawam Street, EHzabeth City, NC 
Riverside: 

Martha Capps, 1307 Edgewood Drive, Elizabeth City, NC 
GATESVILLE: 

NA-H.V. Beamon, Route 1, Gatesville, NC 27938 
HARRELLSVILLE: 

Mrs. Belma Basnight, Route 1, Eure, NC 27935 
HATTERAS: 

NA -Roy Gray, Box 162, Frisco, NC 27936 
HERTFORD: 

Anna Lee McGoogan, Route 1, 501 Edenton Road Street, Hertford, 

NC 27944 
KINNAKEET: 

Irene Midgett, Salvo, NC 27972 
MANNS HARBOR: 

Mrs. John Ledford, P.O. Box 95, Manns Harbor, NC 27953 
MANTEO: 

Dal WilUams, Manteo, NC 27954 

Ben O'Neal, Manteo, NC 27954 
MOYOCK: 

NA-Leroy Powers, Moyock, NC 27958 
MURFREESBORO: 

Mrs. Raymond Meiggs, 101 Forest Circle, Murfreesboro, NC 27855 
NEW HOPE-WOODLAND: 
Sehna Harrell, Route 4, Hertford, NC 27944 
NEWLAND-GRACE : 

Otis Creel, P.O. Box 1741, EUzabeth City, NC 27909 
NORTH GATES: 

Doris P. Morgan, Corapeake, NC 27926 
OCRACOKE: 
Ricky Tillett, Ocracoke, NC 27960 



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OUTER BANKS PARISH : 

Julia Haywood, SR 89, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 
PASQUOTANK: 

Mrs. EldonTuttle, Route 2, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 
PERKINS: 

NA-Mrs. George Sanderlin, Shawboro, NC 27973 
PERQUIMANS: 

Jerry Whedbee, 503 Jessup Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 
PILMOOR MEMORIAL: 

Mildred Dudley, Maple, NC 27956 
PLYMOUTH: 

Rufus Carraway, 316 Pettigrew Drive, Plymouth, NC 27962 

A.M. Stanton, Drawer 925, Plymouth, NC 27962 
SOUTH CAMDEN: 

PoUie Matthews, Shiloh, NC 27974 
SOUTH MILLS: 

Andrew W. Pearce, Route 1, South Mills, NC 27976 
TYRELL: 

Evelyn Johnson, Columbia, NC 27925 
UNION-NEWBEGUN : 

Mrs. Burvell Cartwright, Route 4, Box 598, Elizabeth City, NC 

27909 
WAHNCHES: 

Mrs. Reggie Tillett, Wanchese, NC 27981 
WINDSOR: 

Mrs. H.V. Scarborough, 108 Byrd Street, Windsor, NC 27983 



FAYETTEVILLE DISTRICT: 

ANGIER: 

Mrs. I.J. Pruett, Box 127, Angier, NC 27501 
CLINTON: 
First : 

Dan Larkins, P.O. Box 23, Clinton, NC 28328 
Grace : 

George C. Burton, P.O. Box 287, Clinton, NC 28328 
CLINTON CIRCUIT: 

Peggy Hair, Route 1, Clinton, NC 28328 
COATS: 

Elizabeth Johnson, P.O. Box 121, Coats, NC 27521 
COHARIE MISSION: 

NA-Mrs. Roger Bell, Route 3, Clinton, NC 28328 
COTTON: 

Mrs. Glenn Johnson, Hope Mills, NC 28348 
CUMBERLAND: 

Shelby Smith, Route 12, box 836, Fayetteville, NC 28306 



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DUNN: 

Divine Street: 

A.B.Johnson, 406 N. Orange Street, Dunn, NC 28334 

Mrs. Sigmond butler, 914 West Pope Street, Dunn, NC 28334 
ERWIN: 

Hora Holt, 504 South 10th Street, Erwin, NC 28339 
FAYETTEVILLE: 
Calvary : 

Lucille Vickers, 1638 Soundra Drave, Fayetteville, NC 28304 
Camp Ground: 

Joseph E. Dyer, 123 Joseph Street, Fayetteville, NC 28303 

Ruby Jones, 5946 Cliffdale Road, Fayetteville, NC 28304 
Christ: 

LeRoy E.Cook, 3118 Guy Circle, Fayetteville, NC 28303 

Mrs. Maxine Smith, 1609 Hatherleigh, Fayetteville, NC 28304 
Culbreth Memorial: 

Shirley Melvin, 1337 Cedar Creek Road, Fayetteville, NC 
Gardners : 

Mrs. Billy Smith, 320 Kirkwood Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28301 
Haymount: 

G.W. Tinnin, 1319 Fort Bragg Road, Fayetteville, NC 28305 

Hubert Willis, 117 John Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305 
Hay Street : 

Samuel Edwards, 1060 Mohawk Avenue, Fayetteville, NC 28303 
John Wesley: 

Mary Watson, 1881 Cola Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28302 
Johnson Memorial: 

Carl Johnson, 309 Tokay Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28301 
Person Street : 

NA-Theo Huckabee, 1310 Sapona Drive, Fayetteville, NC 
St. Andrews: 

Ercell Stahl, 211 Stacey Weaver Drive, Fayetteville, NC 
St. Matthews: 

Mrs. Boyd Snyder, 5001 Lakehurst E>rive, Fayetteville, NC 

Mrs. Marion King, 1211 Martindale Drive, Fayetteville, NC 
Salem : 

Marcus McKnight, 419 Cedar Creek Road, fayetteviUe, Nc 28301 

Lector Ray, 2098 Middle Road, Fayetteville, Nc 28301 
Trinity: 

Grace Royal, 1506 Bingham Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28304 
Victory: 

Elizabeth Lancaster, 2003 Camden Road, Fayetteville, NC 28306 
Wesley Heights: 

Louise Peterson, 429Raynor Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28301 
GOSHEN— KEENER: 

Mrs. T.R. Westbrook, Route 2, Faison, NC 28341 
HOPE MILLS: 

R.E. Anglin, Sr., 201 Stone Street, Hope Mills, NC 28348 
HOPEWELL: 

Hazel Williamson, Route 3, Box 320, Clinton, NC 28328 
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KIPLING— COKESBURY: 

T.C. Kendall, P.O. Box 6. Kipling, NC 27543 
LESLIE: 

L.L. Milam, Route 2, Dunn, NC 28334 
LILLINGTON: 

Mrs. Lavera Aiken, P.O. Box 322, Lillington, NC 28546 
LINDEN: PARKERS GROVE: 

Edith Stephenson, Route 1, box 526, Erwin, NC 28339 
MAMERS: 

N A- Elijah Currin, Route 3, Lillington, NC 27546 
MARVIN: 

Raymond Rogers, Route 7, Box 204, Fayetteville, NC 28306 
MT. MORIAH: 

NA -Jerry Builer, Route 1, Box 102, Clinton, NC 28328 
NEWTON GROVE: 

Hazel Smith, Route 1, Newton Grove, NC 28366 
Kaye Bryan, Star Route, Dunn, NC 28334 
RAEFORD: 
First: 
Mrs. T.B. Upchurch, 101 N. Magnolia Avenue, Raeford, NC 28376 
Charles E. Morrison, 832 E. Prospect Avenue, Raeford, NC 28376 
Hoke: 
Bertha Hendrix, Route 2, Raeford, NC 28376 
ROSEBORO: 

Mrs. LW. Kinlaw, P.O. Box 848, Roseboro, NC 28382 
SALEMBURG: 

Mrs. J.S. Howard, Salemburg, NC 28385 
SOUTH RIVER: 

Jake Matthews, Route 2, Autryville, NC 28318 
SPRING HILL: 

Mrs. E.M. Roberts, Route 1, Broadway, NC 27505 
SPRING LAKE: 

E. Joseph Darden, 240 McArthur Road, Fayetteville, NC 28301 
28301 
STEDMAN: 

John P. McCall, P.O. Box 148, Stedman, NC 28391 
TABOR: 

Woodrow Wells, 625 Longview Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28301 
WELSEY— BLACK'S CHAPEL: 

Mordecai Vann, Route 1, Godwin, NC 28344 



GOLDSBORO DISTRICT 

BENSON: 

Annie Lee Allen, Box 86, Benson, NC 27502 
BESTON: 

John H. Sutton, Jr., 2513 Colgate Drive, FayetteviUe, NC 28304 

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BETHEL RONES: 

C.C. Ivey.Jr., Route 2, Mt. Olive, NC 28365 
Foster Holland, Route 2, Mt. Olive, NC 28365 
BROGDEN— FALLING CREEK: 

Haywood R. Cox, Route 1, Princeton, NC 27569 

BROWNING SMITH: 

Mrs. Cecil K. Odom, Route 3, Mt. Olive, NC 28365 
CORINTH ANTIOCH: 

Jack Strickland, 1103 S. 2nd Street, Smithfield, NC 27577 
EUREKA YELVERTON: 

Mrs. G.R. Massey, P.O. Box 466, Eureka, NC 27830 
FAISON: 

W.P. Herring, Calypso, NC 28325 
FOUR OAKS: 

Emily Stanley, Box 305, Four Oaks, NC 27524 
FREMONT: 

Mrs. C. Taylor Hooks, Fremont, NC 27830 
GARRIS CHAPEL: 

NA-Mrs. Robert Wiggins, Route 3, LaCrange, NC 28551 
GOLDSBORO: 
Airboro: 

NA-Mrs. Paul Worrell, 1607 S.Slocumb Streei, Goldsboro, NC 27530 
Daniels: 

Ottis Barrow, 2901 E. Ash Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530 
New Hope: 

Enid Lipp, 208 Forest Drive, Goldsboro, NC 27530 
Pine Forest: 

Mrs. Luta Belle Lawrence, 4002 Highway 70, Goldsboro, NC 
Providence : 

Esten Herring, Route, 6, Box 371, Goldsboro, NC 27530 
St. John: 

Ashley McLamb, 831 Greenleaf Street, Goldsboro, NC27530 
St. Luke: 
H.M. Edwards, Route 7, Box 242, Goldsboro, NC 27530 
Mrs. Jacob Harris, 1006 S. Taylor Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530 
St. Paul: 
Mrs. Chester Keen, 1510 Evergreen Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530 
Mrs. James Temple, 1805 Salem Road, goldsboro, NC 27530 
Salem : 
O.J. Howell, Jr. Route 8, Box 182, Goldsboro, NC 27530 
INSTITUTE: 

KENANSVILLE PARISH: 

Snodie B. Wilson, Box 246, Keansville, NC 28349 
KENLYBUCKHORN: 

Jack Raper, Route 3, Kenly, NC 27542 
JERUSALEM BETHEL: 

NA -Claude Wade, Route 2, Snow Hill. NC 28580 



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LaGRANGE: 

Mrs. J. Horace Sutton, Route 3, Box 361, LaGrange, NC 28551 
MAGNOLIA: 

Maude Smith, Magnolia, NC 28543 
MICRO FELLOWSHIP: 

Gilbert Rowe, Route 2, Princeton, NC 27569 
MT. OLIVE: 
First: 

H.G. Best, 210 N.Johnson Street, Mt. Olive, NC 28365 

Cecil Winstead, 701 West Main Street, Mt. Olive, NC 28365 
PIKEVILLE— MT. CARMEL: 

Eton Wooten, Route 2, Pikeville, NC 27863 
PINE LEVEL: 

Jerry Blackburn, Pine Level, NC 27568 
PRINCETON: 

Betty Hess. Box 155, Princeton, NC 27569 
ROSE HILL: 

H.M. Price, Box 358, Rose Hill, NC 28458 
SAULSTON JEFFERSON: 

Mrs. R.E. Walston, 402 Dove Place Goldsboro, NC 27530 
SELMABRIETZ: 

Alice Overby, 409 North Sellers Street, Selma, NC 27576 
SELMA— EDGERTON : 

NA-Grover Dees, 410 Pecan Street, Selma, NC 27576 
SEVEN SPRINGS: 

Mrs. Ethel Grady, Route 1 , Dudley, NC 28333 
SMITHFIELD: 
As bury: 

Roy A. Jones, 113 Castele Drive, Smithfield, NC 27577 
Centenary: 

T.E. Medlin, 826 S. Second Street, Smithfield, NC 27577 

Ben F. Grimes, 106 West Rose Street, Smithfield, NC 27577 
Whitley: 

Mrs. Donald Crech, 216 Whitley Drive, Smithfield, NC 27577 
TRINITY: 

Maurice Rouse, Kinston, NC 28501 
TURKEY— FRIENDSHIP: 

Alton McGee, Route 1, Turkey, NC 28393 
WALLACE: 

Mrs. Albert Cavenaugh, Box 310, Wallace, NC 28466 
WARSAW: 

Harold Rose, Route 2, Box 117-R, Warsaw, NC 28398 
WAYNE CIRCUIT: 

Butler Holt, Route 2, Princeton, NC 27569 
ZION: 

Alton Powell, Route 1 , Seven Springs, NC 28578 



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GREENVILLE DISTRICT: 

AURORA: 

NA-Mrs. G.L. Godley, Route 2, Aurora, NC 27806 
AYDEN: 

Margaret Ormond, 803 West Fourth Street, Ayden, NC 28513 

B.J. Powell, Route 3, Box 520, Ayden, NC 28513 
BATH: 

NA-John F. Sparrow, Route 2, Belhaven, NC 27810 
BELHAVEN: TRINITY: 

James Joyner, 316 East Main Street, Belhaven, NC 27810 
BELL ARTHUR: 

Mrs. Rob Jones, Jr., Bell Arthur, NC 27811 
BETHEL: 

R.E. Riddick, P.O. Box 672, Bethel, NC 27812 
FARMVILLE: 

J. Howard Harris, P.O. Box 216, Farmville, NC 27828 
GREENVILLE: 
Holy Trinity: 

Hugh McGowan, 1407 East Fourth Street, Greenville, NC 27834 
Jarvis Memorial: 

Henry Ferrell, Box 2932, Greenville, NC 27834 

Martha Ferrell, Box 2932, Greenville, NC 27834 
St. James: 

Herschel G. Williams, 2501 Madison Circle, Greenville, NC 

Ed Mann, 209 Harmony Street, Greenville, NC 27834 
GRIFTON: 

Henry Oglesby, W. McCrae Street, Grifton, NC 28530 
GRIMESLAND: 

Sarah Lanier, P.O. Box 177, Grimesland, NC 27837 
HOBGOOD: 

NA -Mrs. L.H. House, Hobgood, NC 27843 
HOLLY SPRINGS: 

NA-Ruben C. Williams, Route 2, Box 796, Williamston, NC 27892 

HOOKERTON: 

H.E. Phillips, P.O. Box 3, Hookerton, NC 28538 
JAMESVILLE: 

Fred Allen, Route 2, Jamesville, NC 27846 
KINSTON: 

Queen Street: 
H. Frank Brooks, 2210 Riley Road, Kinston, NC 28501 
O.A. Ritch,Jr., 2215 Stallings Drive, Kinston, NC 28501 
Mark- Woodington: 

Lennie Howard, P.O. Box 86, Deep Run, NC 28525 
Westminster: 
Walter C. Barker, 2505 Hodges Road, Kinston, NC 28501 
Frank Travis, 1902 Essex Drive, Kinston, NC 28501 



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KINSTON CIRCUIT: 

Mrs. B.C. Langston, Route 2, Box 217, Grifton, NC 28530 
LANE'S CHAPEL: 

W.R. Newell, Route 1, Box 139, Dover, NC 28526 
MATTAMUSKEET: 

NA-Leon Ballance, Route 1, Box 194, Engelhard, NC 28580 
MAURY-MT. HERMAN 

Lizzie Tugwell, Route 1 , Snow Hill, NC 28580 
MONK-WALSTONBURG: 

NA-TerryShackleford, P.O. Box 25, Walstonburg, NC 27888 
NOBLE'S CHAPEL: 

NA-Carrie Mae Sparrow, Deep Run, NC 28525 
PINK HILL: 

Ruby Smith, Pink Hill, NC 28572 
RAINBOW: 

Hazel E. Pridgen, Route 2, Snow Hill, NC 28580 
ROBERSONVILLE: 

Lenward Thomas, P.O. Box 333, Robertsonville, NC 27871 
SALEM: 

Mrs. J.R. Godley, P.O. Box 161, Simpson, NC 27879 
SNOW HILL: CALVARY: 

W.C. Griffin, P.O. Box 425, Snow Hill, NC 28580 
STANTONSBURG: 

NA-Mrs. E.G. Bynum, Sr., Stantonsburg, NC 27883 
STOKES: 

NA- William S. Cherry, P.O. Box 116, Stokes, NC 27884 
SWAN QUARTER: 

Carolyn S. Harris, P.O. Box 126, Swan Quarter, NC 27885 
VANCEBORO: 

Jimmy Gaskins, Route 2, Box 22, Vanceboro, NC 28586 
VANCEBORO CIRCUTI: 

NA-Lloyd Wiggins, Route 2, Box 472, Ayden, NC 28513 
WASHINGTON: 
As bury: 

Edith Mixon, Route 4. Washington, NC 27889 
First: 
NA-Reid Mitchell, Jr., 120 West Twelfth Street, Washington, NC 
WASHINGTON CIRCUIT: 

NA-Josephus Leggett, Route 3, Box 104, Washington, NC 
WEBB CHAPEL: 

Archie Davis, Route 4, Box 536, Kinston, NC 28501 
WESLEY: 

Durwood Hines, Bell Arthur, NC 27811 
WILLIAMSTON: 

Leon Alen, 1115 West Main Street, WilHamston, NC 27892 
Mrs. Clyde Manning, 107, Beech Street, WilHamston, NC 27892 



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NEW BERN DISTRICT 

ASBURY— DOVER: 

Ashby R. Tippett, Route 1, Cove City, NC 28523 
ATLANTIC: 

Inez Willis, Star Route, Box 92, Atlantic, NC 28511 
BEAUFORT: ANN STREET: 

Mrs. George Huntley, Jr., P.O. Box 60, Beaufort, NC 28516 

Mrs. Joseph Windley, Route 1, Box 450, Beaufort, NC 28516 
BECH GROVE: 

Mrs. O.G. Richardson, Route 2, Box 69, New Bern, NC 28560 
BELGRADE— TABERNACLE : 

Frank Dickerson, Route 1, Maysville, NC 28555 
BRIDGETON: 

NA- W.M. Critcher, 312 George Street, New Bern, NC 28560 
CEDAR ISLAND: 

Monroe Gaskill, P.O. Bopx 564, Cedar Island, NC 28520 
CORE CREEK: 

NA -James E. Dickerson, Route 1, Box 640, Beaufort, NC 28516 
BARKERS ISLAND: 

NA-Jan Gillikin, Harkers Island, NC 28531 
H ARLOWE— OAK GROVE : 

Edith Jarman, Route 1, Box 32, Havelock, NC 28532 
HAVELOCK: 
Cherry Point : 

Steve Olkowski, 111 Bryan Street, Havelock, NC 28532 
First: 

Mrs. elide Scoggins, 100 Cedar Greek Drive, Havelock, NC 28532 
HUBERT: 

Grace O. Sanders, Route 1, Box 262, Hubert, NC 28539 
JACKSONVILLE: 
Northwoods: 

Buford E. Fulghum, 601 Sioux Drive, Jacksonville, NC 28540 

Mrs. Buford E. Fulghum, 601 Sioux Drive, Jacksonville, NC 28540 
Trinity : 

Mrs. Robert Marion, 5 WarUck Street, Jacksonville, NC 28540 

Joe Powner, 807 Gardenview Drive, Jacksonville, NC 28540 
MARSHALLBERG— SMYRNA : 

NA- Charles D. Harris, Marshallberg, NC 28553 
MAYSVILLE: 

Robert Mattocks, P.O. Box 6, Maysville, NC 28555 
MIDWAY-BETHLEHEM: 

Mrs. Guy Parker, Route 3, Box 400, Hubert, NC 28539 
MOREHEADCITY: 
First: 

Stanley Harrell, P.O. Box 400, Morehead City, NC 28539 

Franklin Memorial : 
Vernon Guthrie, P.O. Box 173, Morehead City, NC 28557 



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4 

St. Peter's — Broad Creek- 
Nathan Gillikin, P.O. Box 14, Morehead City NC 
NEW BERN: 
Centenary : 

W.C. Chadwick, P.O. Box 567, New Bern, NC 28560 

John C. Morton, P.O. Box 614, New Bern, NC 28560 
Garber: 

Howard Weiss, 206 Country Club Road, New Bern NC 28560 
Riverside : 

A.T.Jackson, 1607 Queen Anne Lane, New Bern, NC 28560 
Trinity : 

Alvin Williams, P.O. Box 2561, New Bern, NC 28560 

Tyler Dunlap, Jr., 1414 Park Avenue, New Bern, NC 28560 
NEWPORT: 
St. James: 

G.T. Merrill, P.O. Box 66, Newport, NC 28570 

Mrs. Gerald Merrill, P.O. Box 66, Newport, NC 28570 
ORIENTAL: 

Edward Lupton, P.O. Box 53, Oriental, NC 28571 
PAMLICO PARISH: 

Ray Kopple, Arapahoe, NC 28510 

Mrs. Ray Kopple, Arapahoe, NC 28510 
POLLOCKSVILLE: 

Mrs. Frank Chapman, P.O. Box 151, Pollocksville, NC 28573 
RICHLANDS: 

Lott Thomas, Route 1 , Box 255, Jacksonville, NC 28540 
RICHLANDS CIRCUIT: 

Kathleen Shaw, P.O. Box 173, Beulaville, NC 28518 
RIVERDALE: 

Robert Hill, Route 6, Box 294, New Bern, NC 28560 
SALTER PATH: 

NA-PercyCox, P.O. Box 2898, Greenville, NC 27834 
SHADY GROVE: 

J . Hilton Moore, 205 New Bern Road, Kinston, NC 28501 
SNE ADS FERRY: 

Robert Piner, Sr., P.O. Bopx 146, Sneads Ferry, NC 28460 
STRAITS-NORTH RIVER: 

NA-Leonard Davis. Glouscester, NC 28528 
SWANSBORO: 

C. Robert Burroughs, Box 120, Leslie Drive, Hubert, NC 28539 

Marv W. Smith, P.O. Box 111, Swansboro, NC 28584 
TRENTON 

J.R. Jarman, Route 1, Pollocksville, NC 28573 
VERONA: 

Edwin Suggs, Box 166, Verona, NC 28540 
WILLISTON— SEA LEVEL— STACY: 

James Guthrie, P.O. Box 71, Williston, NC 28589 



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RALEIGH DISTRICT 

APEX: 

H.M. Covington, 614 w, Chatham Street, Apex. NC 27502 
BETHLEHEM— SHADY GROVE: 

Clarence Skillman. Route 3, Box 204, warrenton, NC 27589 
GARY: 
First: 

Duane Raver, 910; Washington Street, Gary, NC 27511 

J.L. Boone, 421 Willowbrook Drive. Cary, NC 27511 
White Plains : 

Janet McBride 1113 Seabrook Avenue. Cary. NC 27511 

Bob Bulger, 1247 Fairlane Road, Cary, NC 27511 
CLAYTON: 

Mrs. H.A. Cole. 339 S. Lomard Street, Clayton, NC 27520 
EBENEZER: 

Mrs. Aubrey Poole, Route 2, Raleigh, NC 27610 
FRANKLIN: 

NA-Mrs. T.H. Wynne, Route 3. Louisburg, NC 27549 
FRANKLINTON: 

NA-Woodrow Haskins, 111 N. Hillsboro Street, Franklinton, NC 

27525 
FRUQAY-VARINA: 

Frank Eason. 612 Aiken Parkway, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526 

GARNER: 

First: 

Mrs. William Rand, 124 Perdue Street, Garner, NC 27529 

A. P. Barefoot, 609 Forest Drive, Gamer, NC 27529 
St. Andrews: 

Mrs. Dot Casey, 3935 Vesta Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603 

Mrs. Floyd Bass, 4708 Winterlochen Road, Raleigh, NC 27603 
GILLBURG: 

NA-Mrs. Evelyn Strum, Route 1, Box 362. Henderson. NC 27536 
HOLLANDS: 

Billy Middleton, Route 1, Gamer. NC 27526 
HOLLY SPRINGS: 

Bethel Wright, Box 257, Holly Springs, 27540 
JERUSALEM— ZION: 

MaryHarton, P.O. Box 151, Norlina, NC 27563 

Joseph Cunningham, Route 1, Warrenton, NC 27589 
KNIGHTDALE: 

Mrs. Charles McKnight, Third Avenue, Knightdale, NC 27545 
LOUISBURG: 

James L. Lainer, Jr., 128 Edgewood Drive. Louisburg. NC 27549 
LOUISBURG CIRCUIT : 

NA- Vance Winchester, P.O. Box 206, Bunn, NC 27508 
MACON: 

Mrs. Susie Stegall, P.O. Drawer 10, Warrenton, NC 27589 

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MIDDLEBURG: 

Wilton Wortham, Route 6, Henderson. NC 27536 
MT. CARMEL: 

lola Newton, Route 1, Box 363, Henderson, NC 27536 
MT. ZION 

Robert Stevens, Route 1 , Garner, NC 27529 
NORLINA: 

Oscar Baker, Box 154, Norlina, NC 27563 
PLANK CHAPEL: 

Mrs. Charles Brown. Route 1, Box 178, Kittrell, NC 27544 
RALEIGH: 

Benson Memorial: 

Maurie Ogle, Candlewood Drive, Raleigh, NC 27612 
Cokes bury: 

Sarah Mayer, 295 Little John Road, Raleigh, NC. 27610 
Edenton Street : 

Henry V. Bamette, Jr., 312 Hilland^k Drive, Raleigh, NC 27609 

Charles Morehead. 2517 Wake Drive, Raleigh, NC 27608 

Frank B. Thomas, 2704 Lakeview Drive, Raleigh, NC 27609 
Fairmont: 

Mary Louise Stansbury, 2727 Everette Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27607 

Lonnie Thompson, 3431 Bradley Place, Raleigh, NC 276089 
Hayes Barton: 

W.K. ColUns, 4921 Carteret Drive. Raleigh, NC 27612 

Lucille Davis, Box 6392, raleigh, NC 27628 
Highland: 

Kay Burgess, 5007 Dunbar Road, Raleigh, NC 27606 

Edythe Chamblee, 3359 Hampton Road, Raleigh, NC 27607 
Jenkins Memorial: 

Mrs. Lizette Lewis, 926 N. Boylan Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27605 
Lay den Memorial: 

NA- Audrey Burtchette, 2500 Newbold Street, Raleigh, NC 27603 
Longview: 

Garland A. Montague, 100 Somerset Road, Raleigh, NC 27610 

Paul A. Robey, 307 Kingston Road, Barclay Downs, Knightdale, NC 
Macedonia: 

NA-Mrs. Mada Gasperson, Route 4, Box 471, Raleigh, NC 27606 
Millbrook: 

Charles Belvin, 1005- A Hinting Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27609 

Mrs. Charles Belvin, 1005-A Hunting Ridge Road. Raleigh. NC 

27609 
North Raleigh: 

Ben Gravely. 7001 Buckhead Drive, Raleigh, NC 27609 
Pleasant Grove: 

Mrs. Wihna Napier, 5600 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27612 
St. James: 

James N. Hosey, 3209 Julian Drive, Raleigh, NC 27604 

Dortha Hosey, 3209 Julian Drive, Raleigh, NC 27604 



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St. Marks: 

Donald W. Dejong, 1901 Hillcock Drive, Raleigh, NC 27608 

William H. Swart, 1301 Currituck, Raleigh, NC 27609 
Trinity: 

Gage Smith, 1116 Norris Street, Raleigh, NC 27604 

John L. Hester, 509 Glenwood Avenue, Glenwood Towers, Apt. 

205 Raleigh, NC 
Wesley Memorial: 

NA-Mrs. Erma Barber, 705 Kimbrough, Raleigh, NC 27608 
Westover: 

William J. Block, 5227 Melbourne Road, Raleigh, NC 27606 

Miriam Block, 5227 Melbourne Road, Raleigh, Nc 27606 
Wilson Temple: 

Cecil H. Flagg, 131 Lincoln Court, Raleigh, NC 27610 
Wynnwood Park: 

Barbara Zobel, Raleigh, NC 
TRINITY (FRANKLIN CO) : 

Mrs. S.J. Beasley, Route 3, Louisburg, NC 27549 
UNION CHAPEL: 

J.D. Wilson, Route 1, Kittrell. NC 27544 
VANCE: 

Clement G. Short, Route 6, Box 866, Henderson, NC 27536 
WAKE FOREST— YOUNGSVILLE: 

Annie Laura Carter, Route 4, Box 161, Wake Forest, NC 27587 
WARREN: 

Joyce Maybry, Route 2, Box 50, Warrenton, NC 27589 
WARRENTON: WESLEY MEMORIAL: 

Emily Gardner, Route 3, Box 16, Warrenton, NC 27589 
WENDELL: 

D. L. White. Box 547, Wendell, NC 27591 
ZEBULON: 

Frank Wall, P.O. Box 157, Zebulon, NC 27597 



ROCKINGHAM DISTRICT 

BETHESDA: 

Grover Hardin, Route 2, Fairmont, NC 28340 
CALENDONIA: 

Mrs. Edna Thompson, Route 3, Box 60 Laurinburg, NC 28352 
BEAVER DAM— TABERNACLE: 

NA-Mrs. Virginia Quick, Route 2, Box 130, Laurel Hill. NC 28351 
COLLINS CHAPEL: 

N A- Eugene Chavis, Route 1. Box 26 1/2- A Shannon, NC 28386 
COOL SPRINGS: 

Jimmie Whitted, Route 2, Box 438, St. Pauls. NCe8384 
CORDOVA: 

Helen Smith, P.O. Box 11, Cordova, NC 28330 
ELLERBE: 

R.B. Deaton, P.O. Box 496, Ellerbe. NC 28338 



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FAIRMONT: 

Trinity: 

John Armstrong, 1405 Lakeview Road, Fairmont, NC 28340 

Charlotte Hill, 309 lona Street, Fairmont, NC 28340 
HAMLET: 
Fellowship: 

H.K. Boggan, Route 1, Box 82, Marston, NC 28363 
First: 

Norman Gibson, P.O. Box 44; -A, Rockingham, NC 28379 
St. Peter: 

Robert Broady, Box 1161, Hamlet, NC 28345 
LAUREL HILL: 

A.W. Bunch, Route 2, Laurel Hill, NC 28351 
LAURINBURG: 
CEANTRAL: 

Ray McLean, Rouite 5, Box 174, Laurinburg, NC 28352 
First: 

Kelly Pearson, Box 87, Laurinburg, NC 28352 

Mrs. Henry McLeod, Sr., 16 Pinewood Apts., Laurinburg, NC 

28352 
Galilee: 

Roberta Blue, McGirt Building, Laurinburg, NC 28358 

Mrs. Olivia Dowdy, Route 1, Wagram, NC 28396 

St. Luke: 
Harry Harvin, Route 5, Maple Drive, Laurinburg, NC 28352 
LUMBERTON: ASBURY— PINE VIEW: 

NA- W.J. Coleman, 1129 Cherokee Street, Lumberton, NC 28358 
Branch Street-Sandy Plains: 

NA- Woodrow Dial, Pembroke, NC 28358 
Chestnut Street : 
Joey White, Box 253, Wycliff, Lumberton, NC 28358 
Glenn Dodson, 506 W. 33rd Street, Lumberton, NC 28358 
Mt. Olive: 
Mrs. George Briley, 950 Fairmont Road, Lumberton, NC 28358 
LUMBERTON CIRCUIT: 

Ruth Musslewhite, Route 7, Box 557, Lumberton, NC 28358 
MAXTON: 

St. George- Piney Grove: 

Lillie McKoy, 303 Wilmington Street, Maxton NC 28364 
St. Paul: 
Paul Steed, Route 1, Maxton, NC 28364 
NORMAN: 

Ted Rush, Route 2, Candor, NC 27229 
PARKTON: 

Ted Hough, Lumber Bridge. NC 28357 
PEMBROKE: 

Ashpole- Pleasant Grove: 
NA-Vera Lowry, Route 1, Rowland, NC 28383 



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First Calvary: 
Theodore Lowry, Route 1, Rowland, NC 28283 

PEMBROKE CIRCUIT: 

Roberta Scipio, P.O. Box 447, Lumberton, NC 28358 
PHILADELPHIA: 

Neal Leak, 314 E. Sunset Eh-ive, Red Springs, NC 28377 
PROSPECT: 

Gumey Hunt, Route 3, Maxton, NC 28364 
Paul Locklear, Sr., Route 3, Maxton, NC 28364 
PROSPECT: FAIRVIEW— HICKORY GROVE: 

NA-Cleveland Locklear, Bennettsville, SC 
RED SPRINGS— RHYNE MEMORIAL: 

Trula McKeithan, Box 443, Red Springs, NC 28377 
RED SPRINGS : TRINTITY : 

WaveriyS. Barham, Red Springs, NC 28377 
ROBERDEL: 

Sadie M. Timms. Route 2, Box 209, Rockingham, NC 28379 
Kathleen Terry, 107 Skyline Drive, Rockingham, NC 28379 
ROCKINGHAM: 
East: 

Dudley Ellerbe, Route 21, Box 260., Hamlet, Nc 28345 
First: 
Harold Mann, 711 Cumberiand Circle, Rockingham, NC 28379 
Milford Grantham, P.O. Box 1494, Rockingham, NC 28379 
Glenwood: 

G.A. Blalock, P.O. Box 746, Rockingham, NC 28379 
Pee Dee : 

Dewey Propst, 617 N. Lee Street, Rockingham, NC 28379 
Trinity Zion: 

James Brady, 103 Brady Street, Rockingham, NC 28379 
West: 
Dwight Cribb, Route 2, Box 337, Rockingham, NC 28379 
ROWLAND: 
First: 

Sara Lib Pate, P.O. Box 356, Rowland NC 28383 
Cedar Grove-Salem: 
Thomas D. McCallum, Route 1, Box 258, Maxton, NC 28364 
ST. JOHN-GIBSON: 

Harold Gibson, Box 151, Gibson, NC 28343 
ST. PAULS: 

John L. Teal, Box 305, St. Pauls, NC 28384 
SNEADS GROVE: 

Thomas Swann, Route 4, Box 41(J, Laurinburg, Nc 28352 



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ROCKY MOUNT DISTRICT 

BAILEY: 

Mrs. T.C. May, Bailey, NC 27807 

Mrs. Claiborne Glover, Bailey, NC 27807 
BATTLEBORO: 

Mrs. H. B. Bryan, Battleboro, NC 27809 
BETHESDA-HOLLISTER: 

NA-Mrs. Eva Williams, Route 1, Box 110, Hollister, NC 27844 
CALVARY: 

Harry Guinivan, Littleton, NC 27850 
CONWAY: 

Worth Lassiter, Route 2, Box 6, Conway, NC 27820 
ELM CITY: 

Mrs. W.B. Doles, Box 552, Elm City, NC 27822 
ENFIELD: 

Mrs. Sam Dunn, Enfield, NC 27823 
EVANSDALE-BL VCK CREEK: 

Mrs. W.B. McKeel, Route 1, Wilson, NC 27893 
GASTON: 

Beaver Roberts, Gaston, NC 
HALIFAX: 

R.H. Hux, Route 2, Littleton, NC 27850 
HAWKINS— TABOR : 

Louise Jirva, 207 Franklin Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 
HORNES: 

Mrs. Roney F. Allen, Route 1, Box 766, Wilson, NC 27893 
LITTLETON: 

Marvin Newsom, III, P.O. Box 309, Littleton, NC 27850 
LUCAMA-SIMS: 

NA-Mrs. Gladys Honeycutt, P.O. Box 115, Lucama, NC 27851 
MOUNT PLEASANT: 

Ruby Finch, Route 1, Bailey, NC 27807 
MOUNT ZION: 

Zack Bissette, Route 2, Elm City, NC 27822 
NASH: 

NA-Mrs. Eula Morgan, Route 1, Castaha, NC 27816 
NASHVILLE: 

Mrs. Ronald, Braswell, Nashville, NC 27856 
NORTHAMPTON: 

Ballard S. Gay, Box 7, Jackson, NC 27845 

Betty Pearce, Jackson, NC 27845 
PINETOPS-CONETOE : 

NA-J. Phil Carlton, P.O. Box 67, Pinetops, NC 27864 
RED OAK: 

NA-Mrs. Dock T. May, Route 5, Rocky Mount, NC 27801 
RICH SQUARE; 

Martha Hollowell, Woodland, NC 27897 



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ROANOKE: 

Alton Dickens, 105 Woodland Road, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 
ROANOKE RAPIDS: 
First: 

Taylor Cakes, P.O. Box 627, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 

Harvey Woodruff, 241 Williams Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 
Rosemary: 

Roy Wilkins, 522 Jackson Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 

Mrs. Helen Smith, 606 Rapids Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 
ROCKY MOUNT: 
Clark Street: 

Mrs. Rufus Smithson, 735 Clark Street, Rocky Mount, NC 27801 
Englewood: 

H. Boone Grant, 333 Briarcliff Road, Rocky Mount, NC 27801 

Dan Vaughan, 119 Wayne Street, Rocky Mount, NC 27801 
Rocky Mount: 

Thomas Harris, 722 S. Taylor Street, Rocky Mount, NC 27801 

Mrs. S.A. Spencer, 305 Clifton Road, Rocky Mount, NC 27801 
Marvin: 

Herman Allen, 824 Peachtree Street, Rocky Mount, NC 27801 
St. Paul: 

Mrs. Frank Lancaster, P.O. Box 685, Sharpsburg, NC 27878 
SANDY CROSS: 

NA-GaryJoyner, Route 3, Box 173, Nashville, NC 27856 
SCOTLAND NECK: 

Fate Baker Everett, Route 1, Box 57, Pahnyra, NC 27859 
SEABOARD: 

Mrs. C.L. Vick. Seaboard. NC 27876 
SMITH: 

John Wesley Fulghum, Route 2, Box 275, Roanoke Rapids, NC 

27870 
SMITH-GARYSBURG: 

Mrs. Horace Guthrie, Route 1, Box 68, Garysburg, NC 27831 
SPRING HOPE: 

Bill Nelson, Spring Hope, NC 27882 
TARBORO: 
Hart: 

Floyd Morris, 802 W. St. James Street, Tarboro, NC 27886 
St. James: 

Mrs. Tom Allgood, 1906 Speight Forest Drive, Tarboro, NC 27886 

J.B. Smith, 612 S. Howard Circle, Tarboro, NC 27886 
TEMPERANCE HALL-McKENDREE: 

NA-Mrs.James Lancaster, Route 2, Box 93, Rocky Mount, NC 
WELDON: 

W.B. Joyner, 401 Elm Street Weldon, NC 27890 

Billy Herbert, Weldon, NC 27890 
WEST HALIFAX: 

Earl Bowden, 335 Taylor Street, Enfield, NC 27823 
WHITAKERS: 
Mrs. W.G. Bradley, Pippin Street, Whitakers, NC 27891 

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WILSON: 

First: 

Everette Blake, Jr. , P.O. Box 1425, Wilson, NC 27893 

W.T. Lamm, Jr., 903 Raleigh Road, Wilson, NC 27893 
West Nash; 

Robert C. Frazier, Sr., 215 Grace Drive, Wilson, NC 27893 
Winstead: 

Mrs. Don Lamm, 2101 Canal Drive, Wilson, NC 27893 
WOODLAND: 

Brian Wingo, Woodland, NC 27897 



SANFORD DISTRICT 

ABERDEEN: 

Mrs. Sue Swaringen, 403 North Popular Street, Aberdeen, NC 28315 

Ruby Arey, 40^^ Lakeshore Drive, Aberdeen, NC 28315 
ASBURY— BETHLEHEM : 

Lucina Paschal, Route 3, Sanford, NC 27330 
BISCOE: 

NA-Kaley Heame, Box 218, Biscoe, NC 27209 
BONLEE: 

John Talley, 605 South 2nd Street, Siler City, NC 27344 
BROADWAY: 

Elbert Amette, Jr., P.O. Box 233, Broadway, NC 27505 
BYNUM: 

Mary Gattis, P.O. Box 93, Bynum, NC 27228 
CANDOR: 

Mrs. Bumey Chappell, Box 146, Candor, NC 27229 
CARTHAGE: 

Wesley Caviness, P.O. Box 443, Carthage, NC 283217 
CENTER: 

Willie Spivey, Route 1, Sanford, NC 27330 
CHATHAM— ZION: 

Mrs. Minnie Beal, P.O. Box 1, Pittsboro, NC 27312 
GLENDON: 

Mrs. J.L. Fields, Route 1, Box 18, Carthage, NC 28327 

Jessee Phillips, P.O. Box 28, Glendon, NC 27251 
GOLDSTON: 

NA-Mrs. W. Don Roscoe, Route 2, Bear Creek, NC 27207 
JONES CHAPEL— HICKORY MOUNTAIN : 

Fannie Burns, 157 Center Street, Sanford, NC 27330 
LEMON SPRINGS: 

Mrs. Mamie Griffin, P.O. Box 67, Lemon Springs, NC 28355 
MERRITTS— EBENEZER : 

NA-Juanita Clegg, Route 1, Apex, NC 27502 
MONCURE: 

NA-Ehzabeth Buchanan, Route 1, Box 74, Moncure, NC 27559 



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MORRIS CHAPEL: 

Margaret McDonald, Route 7, Box 747. Sanford, NC 27330 
MT.GILEAD: 

Mack Kirk, Route 2, Box 52-B. Mt. Gilead, NC 27306 

Mrs. D.A. Bruton, P.O. Box 74, Mt. Gilead, NC 27306 
MT. PLEASANT GROVE CHAPEL: 

Lamont Norwood, Route 1, Pittsboro, NC 27312 
PEKIN: 

Philip Hogan, Box 8, Norman, NC 28367 
PINEBLUFF: 

Mrs. Archie Walters, Route 3, Raeford, NC 28376 
PINEY GROVE— HICKORY GROVE: 

Kenneth McPherson, Route 4, Box 290, Siler City, NC 27344 
PITTSBORO: FIRST: 

Mrs. Edith Houser, Pittsboro, NC 27312 
PITTSBORO CIRCUIT: 

Mrs. Adrian Mann, Route 2, Pittsboro, NC 27312 
PLEASANT Hill: 

T.D. Maness, Route 2, Robbins, NC 27325 
POPLAR SPRINGS— MEMPHIS: 

Becky Munden, Route 10, Box 128, Sanford, NC 27330 
ROBBINS 

Elgie Lee Currie, Route 2, Robbins, NC 28325 

Matt Preddy, Route 1, Box 108, Carthage, NC 28327 
SANDHILLS: 

NA-Bamie Thomas, P.O. Box 164, Candor, NC 27229 
SANFORD: 
JonesboTO : 

A.J. Dixon, 1200 McNeill Road, Sanford, NC 27330 

R.H. Mann. Jr., 2319 Radius Drive, Sanford, NC 27330 
St. Luke: 

J.W. Hoyle, 310 Vance Street, Sanford, NC 27330 

Mrs. R.B. Guthrie, 811 Southhall Place, sanford, NC 27330 
Trinity: 

Clyde Strother, Courtland Drive Ext., Sanford, NC 27330 
SANFORD CIRCUIT: 

Flora Blue, Route 1, Box 187, Broadway, NC 27505 
LILERCITY: 
First: 

Mrs. William R. Smith, Route 4, Box 35-A, Siler City, NC 27344 

Mrs. H.E. Stout, 610 West 5th Street, Siler City, NC 27344 
West End: 

Bill Langley, 906 North Chatham Avenue, Siler City, NC 27344 
SILK HOPE: 

Mary Frances Lindley, Route 2, Pittsboro, NC 27312 
SMYRNA: 

NA -James Gamer, Route 2, Box 164, Robbins, NC 27325 
SOUTHERN PINES: 

Mrs. W. Earl Hicks, 104 Glenwood Trail, Southern Pines, NC 28387 

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STAR: 

H.R. Russell. P.O. Box 277, Star, NC 27356 
TROY: 

Trinity: 
Mrs. John P. Callicutt, P.O. Box 606, Troy, NC 27371 
Mrs. Heath B. Miller, Troy, NC 27371 
TROY CIRCUIT: 

Myrtle Hall, Route 1, Box 149, Troy, NC 27371 
VASS: 

Gladys Warren, Route 1, Cameron NC 28326 
WEST END: 

Kermit Copeland, Route 1, West End, NC 27376 



WILIMINGTON DISTRICT 

BETHEL-LEBANON : 

BiU Gore, Route 1, Clarendon, NC 28432 
BLADEN: 

NA-Mac Council, Route 1. White Oak, NC 28399 
BOLIVIA: 

Cleo McCranie, Route 1, Box 15, Supply, NC 28462 
BOLTON-SHILOH: 

Mrs. Belle Smith, Bolton, NC 28423 
BURGAW: 

Linda Weibley, Burgaw, NC 28425 
CAOLINA BEACH: 

Mrs. Clara G. Banner, Box 71, Kure Beach, NC 28449 
CARVER'S CREEK: 

B.A. Sigmon, Route 1, Riegelwood, NC 28456 
CHADBOURN-EVERGREEN : 

Mrs. Nancy L. Walker, Third Aveanue, Chadboum, NC 28431 
CLARKTON-BLUEFIELD : 

Wilbur Dowless, Box 95, Clarkton, NC 28433 
DUBLIN: 

Miller Guyton, Route 2, Bladenboro, NC 28320 
ELIZABETHTOWN : 

Jimmy Harris, Elizabethtown, NC 28337 

S.C. Rogers, Elizabethtown, NC 28337 
FAIR BLUFF-CERRO GORDO: 

NA-Mrs. E.P. Leatherbury, Cerro Gordo, NC 28430 
GARLAND: 

Edwin Peterson, Route 2, Box 132, Garland, NC 28441 
HALLSBORO: 

AdjeSasser, Route 1, Hallsboro, NC 28442 
HAMPSTEAD: 

Henry Swinson, Hampstead, NC 28443 
HARRELLS: CENTENARY: 

Mrs. Pearl Newkirk, WiUard, NC 28478 



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LAKE WACCAMAW : 

Lou Covington, Route 1 , Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450 
OCEAN VIEW: 

Mrs. Clay Harris, 500 Norton Street, Yaupon Beach, NC 28461 
OLD DOCK: 

Lawson Long, Route 4, Whiteville, NC 28472 
RIEGELWOOD: 

Mrs. Forrest Hedden, P.O. Box 116, Riegelwood, NC 28456 
ROCKY POINT: 

NA-DeLeon Fennell, Route 1, Box 386, Rocky Point, NC 28457 
SCOTT'S HILL: 

Mrs. R.C. Hamilton, Route 1, Wilmington, NC 28401 
SHALLOTTECAMP: 

LeRoy Mintz, Shallotte, NC 28459 
SHALLOTTE CIRCUIT: 

Thelton Hardee, N. Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 

Clarence Hamilton, Route 1, Box 95, Supply, NC 28462 
SOUTHPORT: 

Henry Goodwin, Route 3, Box 304, Leland, NC 28451 
TABOR CITY: 

Robert Sweeley, 4 Lewis Street, Tabor City, NC 28463 
TOWN CREEK: 

NA-Floyd Watson, Route 2, Leland, NC 28451 
WESLEY'S CHAPEL: 

Faye Lewis, Box 122, Elizabethtown, NC 28337 
WESTVIEW: 

Mrs. Mary Jane Lanier, Route 2, Burgaw, NC 28425 
WHITEVILE: 

Charles Raper, E. WilUamston Street, Whiteville, NC 28472 

Ed Walker, P.O. Box , Whiteville, NC 28472 
WHITEVILLE CIRCUIT: 

NA-Mrs. James Stames, Route 1, Box 29-H, Whiteville, NC 28472 
WILMINGTON: 
Devon Park : 

Austin Little, 1501 -B Cameron Court, Wilmington, NC 29401 
Epworth: 

NA-Wilber L. Best, 42 Pincrest Parkway, Wilmington, NC 28401 
Fifth Avenue : 

N.C. Magnuson, 1607 Azalea Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403 

Eldridge Fergus, 2521 Canterbury Road, Wilmington, NC 28403 
Grace: 

Mrs.J.M. Pollard, 3 Pickett Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403 

Mrs. R.W. Barr, Route 1, Box 618-A, Wilmington, NC 28401 
Oleander 

David Swart, 1201 Middlesound, Wilmington, NC 28403 
Pine Valley: 

D.H. Morton, 3425 Chalmers Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403 

Wade Pierce, 4419 Mockingbird Lane, Wilmington, NC 28403 



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St. John-Smith Chapel: 

Joyce Graham. Route 1, Box 166, Bolton, NC 28423 
Sunset Park: 

LeRoy Flowers, 145 Central Blvd., Wilmington, NC 28401 
Trinity: 

O.K. Beaty, 222 Windemere Road, Wilmington, NC 28405 

Wesley Blake, 41 1 Castle Hayne Road, Wilmington, NC 28401 
Wesley Memorial: 

Lawrence Harvey, 6301 Pin Tail Court, Wilmington, NC 2840- 

T. Rea Wilson, 4525 Dean Drive, Wilmington, NC 28405 
WRIGHTSBORO: 

R. Hoke Babb, 31 Witman Avenue, Castle Hayne, NC 28429 
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH: 

Bill Pearson, Box 3209, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480 



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DEACONESES, DIAGONAL MINISTERS, AND PERSONS 
RELATED TO THE CONFERENCE THROUGH THE DIVISION 
OF DIAGONAL MINISTRY 



Bemice Ballance, P.O. Box 247, Lillington, NC 27546 

Ethelynade Ballance, P.O. Box 412, Raeford, NC 28376 

Margaret Anne Biddle, 504 W. Chapel Hill Street, Durham, NC 27701 

NA-Wilda E. Brown, 2114 Buckingham Road, Raleigh, NC 27607 

Dana M. Bunn, Edenton Street Church, Raleigh, NC 27605 

Dale Caldwell, Front Street United Methodist Church, Burlington, NC 

27215 

Mary Cameron, 2-B Fourth Street, Pembroke, NC 28372 

NA-Dorathy Chance, 1031 -D Hunting Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27609 

NA-Ester E. Crisanti, Route 2, Edenton, NC 27932 

Laura Davenport, P.O. Box 1423, Wilson, NC 27893 

NA-Jacke Gardner, Grace and Fourth Streets, Wilmington, NC 28401 

Robert H. Garrison, Jr. , P.O. Box 6096, Raleigh, NC 27628 

NA-Marcelle Gerald, P.O. Box 875, Lumberton, NC 28358 

William E. Hilderbrandt, First Church, Henderson, NC 27536 

David Hines, Grace United Methodist Church, Wilmington, NC 28401 

Daniel Holland, 510 S. Washington Street, Greenville, NC 27834 

Marilyn H.Johnson, P.O. Box 1388, New Bern, NC 28560 

NA-James Marshall, 3512 Carolyn Drive, Raleigh, NC 27604 

Elizabeth Moore, 205 E. New Bern Road, Kinston, NC 28501 

Mary Nichols, 1408 Grace Street, Wilmington, NC 28401 

Zeb V. Norman, Jr., 1608 East Pine Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530 

Tacoma O'Connor, 513 North Hyde Park Avenue, Durham, NC 27703 

NA-Alma W. Offutt, Box 1143, Kinston, NC 28501 

NA-Ann Pearce, 3813 Noremac Drive, Raleigh, NC 27612 

Donald Penley, 2616 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27705 

Betty Purkey, Route 4, Box 845, Lumberton, NC 28358 

Roger F. Searles, 204 E. Chestnut Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530 

NA-Ivirs. J.P. Stansel, 613 McCaskill Avenue, Maxton, NC 28364 

NA-Stephen Vaughn, H, 2000 East Sixth, Greenville, NC 27834 

Wanda G. Walker, 344 Raleigh Street, Hamlet, NC 28345 

NormaJ. Walter, 352 Sandlin Driy§, Lumberton, NC 28358 

William J. Weisser, 228 W. Eden ton Street. Raleigh, NC. 27603 

NA-Carolyn W. Williams, 466^St)u'th Fourth, Street, Smithfield, NC 27577 

Richard Wiliams, 406 South Fourth Street, Smithfield, NC 27577 

NA- Virginia C. Wright, 322 Front Street, Hertford, NC 27944 



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AT LARGE LAY DELEGATES 

Frank I. Ballard, 118 Pine Cone Road, Wilmington, NC 28401 

Steve Banks, 2801 Rothgeb Drive, Raleigh, NC 27609 

Mrs. Roy Barrows, 1809 W. Nash Street, Wilson, NC 27893 

Jacqui Birt, Church and Liberty Streets, Durham, NC 27701 

Seaborn Blair, Main Street, Wallace, NC 28446 

Frances Blackburn, 3116 Eton Road, Raleigh, NC 27608 

John C. Brooks, 516 N. Blount Street, Raleigh, NC 27604 

Glenda Bryan, Box 307, MagnoUa, NC 28453 

Richard B. Bryant, 3129 Eton Road, Raleigh, NC 27608 

Mrs. C.H. Cade, 5325 Maryland Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28301 

Howard Cooper, Box 1107, Lumberton, NC 28358 

Mrs. Ed Craig, 1573 Fairlane Drive, Cary, NC 27511 

Donald Craft, 516 Pembroke Street, Ahoskie, NC 27910 

NA-Jan Davis, 1207 Faison Avenue, Fayetteville, NC 28306 

Mrs. Charles Dorsett, P.O. Box 145, Mt. Gilead, NC 27306 

Ray C. Euliss, 1001-E May's Lake Drive, Burlington, NC 27215 

NA-John J. Ferebee, 412 Wildwood Avenue, Rocky Movmt, NC 27801 

George Forehand, 405 Trail 2, Burlington, NC 27215 '-15 

Carl Frazier, 215 Grace Drive, Wilson, NC 27893 

Mrs. D.K. Fry, 2701 Hazelwood Drive, Raleigh, NC 27608 

Mrs. J. A. Gamer, Box 83, Laurel Hill, NC 28351 

Irene Gattis, 4201 Country Club Drive, New Bern, NC 28560 

Grier Garrick, 624 New Bridge Street, Jacksonville, NC 28540 

Martha Garrick, 414 Woodland Drive, Jacksonville, NC 28540 

Nelson Gibson, P.O. Box 66, Gibson, NC 28343 

NA-Mrs. Ronald E. Hailey, 303 Randolph Avenue, Fayetteville, NC 

28301 

Mrs. Clara Jane Hardee, Route 3, Box 91, Greenville, NC 27834 

Bruce Hargrove, 1115 Kitt Place, Raleigh, NC 27610 

Mrs. Peggy Hill, Drawer A, Newport, NC 28570 

Karen Hirschi. 211 Whitfield Street, Enfield, NC 27823 

Mrs. Borden Holloman, 401 S. Madison Avenue, Goldsboro, NC 27530 

Mrs. Becky Hufftnan, P.O. Box 190, Grimesland, NC 27837 

NA-Mrs. Donald Hurdle, 207 Woodland Circle, Hertford, NC 27944 

F. Belton Joyner, III, 205 South Fourth Street, Mebane, NC 27302 

Tracy Kale, Route 1, Efland, NC 27243 

NA- Arnold K. King, Sr., 512 Dogwood Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 

Timothy L. Lloyd, 906 Leon Street, Durham, NC 27704 

Robbie Lowry, Route 1, Box 410, Rowland, NC 28383 

Margie Mann, 2624 Bellaire Drive, Sanford, NC 27330 

Robin Marley, Church Street, Saxapahaw, NC 27340 

Glenn E. Mason, Box 705, Goldsboro, NC 27530 

Mrs. Max Matthews, Route 8, Sanford, NC 27330 

John Meares, 1006 Pond Street, Gary, NC 27511 

Mrs. Robert Minor, 801 Price Street, Durham, NC 27707 

Harvey Mitchell, P.O. Box 1702, Burlington, NC 27215 

Lena Mintz, Route 1, Box 3, Shallotte, NC 28459 

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NA-L.H. Moore, Route 3, Maxton, NC 28364 

Charles McAdams, P.O. Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605 

NA-Kenneth McDonald, Fayetteville Road, Rockingham, NC 28379 

Mack McMillian, 371 Hillcrest Street. Henderson, NC 27536 

NA- William McPhearson, First Union Building, Durham, NC 27701 

Hazel McQueen, 1012 McGirts Bridge Road, Laurinburg, NC 28352 

J. Allen Norris, Lousiburg College, Louisburg, NC 28549 

Debra Outlaw, Route 1 , Albertson, NC 28508 

Tom Pace, 416 Country Club Drive, Jacksonville, NC 28540 

NA-Ricky Palmer, Route 1, Box 72, Moncure, NC 27559 

Jerry Paschal, P.O. Box 729, Whiteville, NC 28472 

Richard W. Pearce, Methodist College, Fayetteville, NC 28301 

Bruce Petteway, NC Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, NC 27802 

NA-Lisa Ponder. Drawer 1268. Sanford, NC 27330 

NA-Lisa Poplin, 913 Fayetteville Road, Rockingham, NC 28379 

Artie Pryor, 3915 Sue Lane, Raleigh, NC 27604 

Neal Reichle, 2627 Westchester Drive, Fayetteville. NC 28393 

Darlynn McCarter. 129 Pinecrest Drive, Chadboum, NC 28431 

NA- Steven Saunders, 1517 Hopkins Drive, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 

Mrs. Roger Simmons, Route 9, Box 136, Sanford, NC 27330 

H. Gray Southern, 1200 South First Street, Smithfield, NC 27577 

Dave O. Speir, Bethel, NC 27812 

Vera Stanfield, P.O. Box 25, Pink Hill, NC 28572 

Margaret Stanton, P.O. Box 925, Plymouth. NC 27963 

Paul Stark, 117 Brooks Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27607 

Frank Steinbeck, 2503 E. Fifth Street. Greenville, NC 27834 

NA- Leigh Stewart, 1312 Sunset Drive, Burlington. NC 27215 

NA-Clyde Strother, Box 1012, Sanford, NC 27330 

NA-Jill Stutzman, Route 2, Cape Colony. Edenton. NC 27932 

Lou Ann Taylor, Route 5. Box 665, Durham, NC 27704 

Ross E. Townes, 101 W. Alton Street, Durham, NC 27701 

NA-Darlene Troy, Route 1, Box 156, Bolton, NC 28423 

NA-Robert Turlington, P.O. Box 303, CHnton, NC 28328 

NA-Stacy Weaver. Jr.. Box 1688. Fayettevile. NC 27609 

Catherine M. Watson. 3617 Dade Street, Raleigh, NC 27609 

Barbara Wilkinson, P.O. Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605 

Margaret Whiteside, 1502 Wellons Avenue, Dunn, NC 28334 

Jeneal Whorton, 4921 Morton Street, New Bern. NC 27560 

Harriet W. Wilson, 2718 Dee Street. Burlington. NC 27215 

Roberta Woods. 326 60th Street, NE. Long Beach, NC 28461 



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Roll and Pastoral Records of Conference 
Members in Full Connection: 573, 1975 

Note: This was formerly the Chronological Roll and is now 
alphabetically arranged for greater convenience and to provide a listing 
of the service records of conference members in full connection, both ef- 
fective and retired. Since the information came from records supplied by 
each man and includes only service in the North Carolina Conference, 
the Conference Secretary should be notified of any discrepancies or 
changes that the members wish to have made. Note that service years 
vary in value and the Conference Board of Pensions evaluates each year 
of service in terms of annuity credit. The figures in the right-hand column 
only indicate the number of years served under episcopal appointment to 
the North Carolina Conference after being received into the North 
Carolina Conference. All questions concerning years applicable to an- 
nuity credits should be directed to the Board of Pensions (Editor). 

Honorary Member, Bishop Robert M. Blackburn 

R. Retired: 127 LA. Leave of Absence: 13 E. Effective: 486 















Years Eff. 




L.P. 










Service not 


NAME 


Years 


Present 




When 


Ordained 


Ordained including 




Service 


Relation 


Where Admitted 


Admitted 


Deacon 


Elder L.P. Years 



Adams, Dennis Marion E Fayetteville 1973 1973 1976 5 

Roanoke Rapids. First Asso., 1975, Goldsboro: Pine Forest, 1978. 
Adkins, Lowell Eari la Fayetteville 1974 1975 4 

Burlington: Front Street Asso. 1974. Leave of Absence, 1978. 
Aiken, Michael Lee E Fayetteville 1973 1973 1975 5 

Goldsboro: St. Paul Asso., 1974. Fayetteville Urban Ministries. 1977. 
Aills, Lovell Roy 5 E Wilmington 1959 1959 1%1 19 

Lucama-Brietz Memorial. 1959. Providence. I960. Hamlet-Fellowship. 1964. Pikesville-Jefferson. 1969. 

Wilmington: Pine Valley, 1974. Zebulon. \911 . 
Ait ken, Paul Wesley l E Charleston. W.Va. 1952 1952 1955 2* 

Trans, from W, Va., 1954. Leasburg. 1952. Roper. 1955. Duke Hospital. Chaplain, 1956. 
Alexander, Gayle Thomas E New Bern 1957 1957 i960 21 

Trans, from Kentucky, 1950. Hebron-Chestnut Ridge. 1956. Trinity. 1962. Webb Avenue-Trinity. 1969. Clinical 

Chaplain, Alamance Co. Mental Health Center. 1972. 
Alexander, Joseph Culbreth, Jr. e New Bern 1957 1957 i96i 21 

Chapel Hill: Orange, 1958. Creedmoor. 1960. Chapel Hill: Aldersgate, 1965. Graduate School, Ohio Univ., I%9. 

Asst. Prof, of Speech Communication and Rhetoric, Western Carolina University. 1973. 
Allen, Danny Gregory 3 E Fayetteville 1974 1974 1977 4 

Bethesda. 1971. Tarboro:Sl. James Assoc, 1972. Franklin. 1973. Franklinton, 1975. Mt. Zion. 1977. 

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Allen, Gordon Edmond, Jr. 750 E Durham I96l I956 I958 17 

Nash Charge. 1953. Seven Springs. 1956. Providence-Falling Creek. 1957. Currituck. 1961. South Mills. 1%3. 

Kitirell-Plank Chapel. 1%6. Person Street. 1970. Wesley's Chapel. 1972. Center. 1973. Sabbatical, 1974, Harrels. 

1975. Midway- Bethlehem. \911. 
Andrews, Chester J. r Greenriiie 1931 1933 1935 4i 

Scot ts Hill. 1932. Maysville. 1933. Warsaw. 1937. Webb Avenue-Fountain Place. 1940. A/a;cro/t. 1945. Chadboum. 

1948. Rosemary. 1949. /?oft6/>is. 1953. Ahoskie. 1957. A/oi/nr Gi/eorf. 1960. f/;^/i /Jvent/e, 1964. Hertford 1968. 

Retired, 1972. 
Andrews, John Cleveland E Rocky Mount i960 1960 1965 18 

Duke Div. School. 1959. Jerusalem-Zion, 1960. City Road. 1964. Littleton. 1968. Maury-Mi. Herman. 1970. 

Hollands. 1975 
Armstrong, Edward Porter 1 e WDson 1958 1958 i%i 20 

Assoc. 1955. Waccamaw. 1958. t/mow CAape/, 1962. Fremont. 1964. Riverside. 1968. Riverdale. 1959. Pamlico 

Parish: Associate. 1976. 
Ashmore, Hubert R. R Fayetteville 1925 1927 1929 36 

Lucama-Buckhom. 1926. S/arfen C/>fM/7. 1929. Stedman Circuit. 1930. /li/rora Circuit. 1934. B«co, 1937. 

Fayetteville Circuit. 1941. rnmo. 1944. Yanceyville Circuit. 1946. Manteo. 1951. Sow/ PaMis. 1955. Littleton. 

1959. Retired, 1961. 
Atdiley, Robert Wayne E FayettevUie 1975 i97i 1976 2 

Transferred from Florida, \91'i.Sneads Grove. 1976. 
Auman, James Albert 1 E Elizabeth city 1947 1952 1954 31 

Stem. 1947. Four Oaks. 1947. Fayetteville Circuit. 1951. Hertford. 1956. Garner. 1961. Association of Methodist 

Colleges. Raleigh, 1%4. Highland. 1969. Jacksonville: Trinity, 1972. Wilmington Dist. Supt.. 1975. 
Aycock, Johnnie D. E Elizabeth City 1947 1947 1949 31 

Rocky Mount: First, Assoc. & Ed. Director, 1948. Scotland Neck. 1949. Lumberton Circuit, 1953. Ellerbe. 1957. 

Saxapahaw. 1960. West End. 1964. Wilson: Winstead, 1968. Snow Hill: Calvary, 1973, Havelock: First, 

1975. Warsaw, 1977. 
Bailey, James Herbert 5 E wason 1958 1958 i960 20 

South Carolina Conf., 1953. Western N.C. Conf.. 1955. Trans. N.C. Conf.. 1956. Elm City. 1956. West Nash. 

1961. Weldon. 1965. Chestnut St.. 1968. Greenville: Jarvis Memorial, 1974. 
Baker, Randall E Knoxville, Xenn. 1953 1955 1957 22 

Trans, from Holston Conf., 1956. Glendon. 1956. Haw River. 1957. Pittsboro. 1960. West Burlington. 1%8. 

Goldsboro: St. Luke, 1974., Wilminton: Wesley Memorial, 1978. 
Baldridge, Robert Lee 3 E Greenriiie 1956 1957 1959 22 

Red Oaks- Yorks Chapel, 1956. Pinetops-Conetoe. 1959. Glenwood. 1964. Conway. 1965. Macedonia. 1968. 5a/em. 

1973. Coordinator, Leadership and Development and Adult Work, Conference Council on Ministries. 1974. 
Ball, Walter C. l R WUmington 1924 1926 1928 42 

Lakewood. 1920. Cary-Apex. 1924. Franklinton. 1928. Aberdeen Vass. 1930. H^m/ Durham. 1934. Goldsboro: 

St. Paul, 1936. Kinston: Queen Street, 1940. ff;750/7. First, 1944. Fayetteville Dist. Supt.. 1948. Burlington: Front 

St., 1953. /?oc^>' A/ounf £)/5f. 5u/7f.. 1956. Sanford: Steele St., 1962. Retired, 1966. 
Bame, Robert L. E Rocky Mount 1943 1943 1945 35 

West Halifax. 1943. Pikeville. 1947. La Grange. 1951. Southern Pines. 1954. Fifth Avenue. 1959. Hertford: 

First, 1964. Tarboro: St. James, 1968. Roxboro: Long Memorial, 1973. Raleigh: Millbrook, 1977. 
Barber, Morris Lee 4 E owo 1967 1967 i%9 ii 

Trans, from Ohio Conf., 1967. Banks-Grove Hill. 1969. Bahama: Mt. Bethel, 1973. Brooksdale-Brookland. 1977. 
Barber, Wilson Edward E 1969 1969 1974 9 

Grace. \969. Raleigh: Franklin, 1971. A/r. Zion. 1973. Erwin. 1975. 
Barbour, Berry Otha 8 E Fayetteville 1974 1%9 1977 4 

Wesley Memorial. 1966. Cotton. 1968. HokeCt.. 1969. Kipling. 1972. Gatesville. 1977. 
Barfield, Warren Clark E Fayetteville 1973 1973 1976 5 

W/Vwrng/on. Wesley Memorial Assoc, \91 5. Jerusalem- Bethel. 1977. 
Barrett, Troy J. E Henderson 1946 1946 1948 32 

Dir. of Youth Work & State Dir. of Student Work, Durham. 1946. Broadway. 1949. Methodist Home for Children. 

1952. Zebulon- Wendell. 1954. Zebulon. 1955. Wesley Memorial: Warrenton. 1959. Coov First United. 1964. 

New Bern: Centenary United, 1969. Jarvis Memorial. 1970. Durham: Epworth, 1974. Laurinburg: First, 1977. 
Barrs, William K. R Raleigh 1937 1939 1941 40 

Duke Ct.. 1937. Lakewood. 1939. Chaplain, U.S. Army, 1942. Chaplain, Veterans Administration Hospital, San 

Francisco. Calif. 1946. A. Chaplain, 1956. Disability Leave, 1973. Retired. 1977. 

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Beane, Kenneth E. E Wilmington i95i I95i I95i 24 

Air Force Chaplain, Lake Charles. La., 1952. London, England, 1953. Maxion-St. pauls, 1954. Air Force Chaplain, 

Duluth, Minn., 1955. Swepsonville. 1958. U.S. Air Force Chaplain, 1960-1972. Retired from USAF, 1972. Sabbatical 

Leave, 1973. Fayelieville: Hay Street Assoc., 1974. Leave of Absence, 1975, Parkton, 1978. 
Bedsworth, Ellis Jennings E FayetteviUe 1955 1955 1958 23 

Vanceboro Circuit, 1956. Beech Grove, 1959. LaGrange. 1961. New Bern: Trinity, 1967. Bethel. 1973. 
Beeson, Gilbert Ward, Jr. e Durham i%i I96i i%3 I7 

Cidbreth Memorial. 1963. Chaplain, USAF, 1969. 
Benfield, Jack Monroe 6 E Buriington 1964 1966 i%8 I4 

Harper's, 1956. Wesley Chapel, 1957. Franklin: Trinity, 1959. Spring Hill. 1961. Vance. 1963. Gamer, 1972. 

Kenansville Circuit, 1973. Fremont, 1976. 
Bergland, John K. E Fayettevtlle 1976 1950 1955 2 

Transferred from West Ohio, 1976. Prof. Duke Div. School, 1976. 
Best, Nancy Ruth E FayettevilU 1974 1974 1977 4 

Lebanon. 1974. Harrellsville. 1976. FayetteviUe: Wesley Heights, 1978. 
Bethea, Joseph Benjamin E WNC 1977 l 

Transferred from Western North Carolina, 1977. Rockingham. District Superintendent, 1977. 
Bingham, Buell E. R Elizabeth City 1947 1947 1947 22 

Roper, 1947. Alamance. 1952. Goldston. 1954. Kinnakeet. 1956. So. Camden. 1958. Asbury. 1961. Smith. 1965. 

Retired, 1969. 
Bissette, Lester Cefare 2 E wflmington 1959 1959 i96i I9 

Battleboro, 1955. Richlands Circuit, 1956. Pasquotank, 1957. Belhaven, 1959. Browning-Smith, 1961. Lovejoy- 

Macedonia, 1964. Pleasant Hill, 1965. Cumberland, 1974. Pine Bluff. 1975. 
Bizzell, Henry A. .75 E wflmington I951 1951 1953 27 

Waccamaw Circuit. 1948. Gatesville, 1951. Raleigh: St. Mark. 1956. Fairview, 1960. Lake Waccamaw, 1964. 

Cordova. 1967. Pembroke: First, 1968. Benson. 1972. Manteo: Mt. Oliver, 1973. Richlands. \911. 
Black, Bobby Carl E NewBem 1957 1957 1959 21 

Durham: Aldersgate, 1958. Schilling AFB, Kansas. 1959. Mildenhall AB, England. 1961. Little Rock AFB, Ark., 

1964. Clark AB, Republic of Philippines, 1967. Davis-Montham AFB, Arizonia, 1969. Thule AFB, Greenland, 

1972. Nellis AFB, Nevada. 1973. Langley AFB, 1977. 
Blackburn, LinwOOd E. E Durham 1941 1941 1941 37 

Missionary Candidate, Board of Missions, 1941. Missionary to Angola, Board of Missions, 1943. Pembroke: 

First, 1949. Missionary to Angola, Board of Missions, 1952. Board of Missions Executive, 1958, Assoc, mison: 

First, 1972. 
Blanchard, George Franklin 9 E FayetteviUe 1974 1974 1978 4 

5/. Johns. 1965. Rocky Point. 1966. Bethel-Lebanon. 1967. Harrells. 1968. Rich Square. 1969. Durham: Branson, 

1972. 
Biankenhorn, Richard Robert 7 e Durham 1961 1957 i96i 17 

Harlowe-Oak Grove, 1954. Dover Circuit, 1957. Airboro. 1960. Jenkins Memorial, 1965. Roseboro, 1971. Edenton, 

\971. 
Blount, George W. R Rocky Mount 1932 1932 1932 29 

Burgaw. 1932. Warsaw-Magnolia, 1933. Edenton, 1935. Spring Hope, 1938. Selma, 1942. W. Burlington. 1946. 

Carthage. 1950. Louisburg, 1954. Raleigh: Wesley Memorial, 1957. Retired, 1961. 
Blue, John R. 2 E Maryville, Mo. 1952 1955 1956 26 

Trans. Mo. East Conf., 1950. Vanceboro Circuit, 1954. Trans, back to Mo. East Conf., 1956. Trans, from Mo. 

Mo. East Conf., 1958. St. John. 1958. Princeton. 1959. Salem. 1963. Union Grove. 1967. Chaplain, VA Center, 

Martinsburg. Va., 1968. Chaplain, VA Hospital, Durham. 1971. 
BoggS, Clyde S. R Winchester, Ky. 1934 1936 1938 39 

Trans, from Kentucky Conf., 1937. Newport. 1937. Aurora. 1941. Chaplain USA, 1943. Lakewood. 1946. Mt. Gilead, 

1951. Haymount. 1954. Clinton. 1957. Dist. Supt., Wilmington. 1961. Steele St., \966. Richlands. 1970. Retired, 

1973. 
Bogie, Edward Franklin E FayetteviUe 1974 1974 1978 4 

Student, 1974. Leas Chapel-Warren Grove. 1975. Durham: Grace, 1977. Roxboro: Grace, 1978. 
Boone, Daniel C. 6 R Rocky Mount 1943 1944 1945 26 

Walstonburg. 1937. Robersonville. 1938. Littleton Ct.. 1942. Person St.. 1945. Bynum. 1946. Garland. 1948. Dover. 
1949. Pink Hill. 1950. Pinetops. 1953. Bladen. 1955. Moncure. 1958. Norman. 1961. West End 1963. Halifax, 
1964. Stokes, 1968. Retired, 1968. 

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Boone, Paul Wendell E Harrisonburg, Va. 1956 1958 21 

Trans, from Va. Conf., 1957. Dublin. 1957. Lake Waccamaw. 1959. Carthage. 1963. Christ. 1969. Troy: Trinity, 

1970. mneville. 1974. 
Boone, Sidney Grant R Durham 1941 1943 1945 36 

Sandy Cross. 1941, Robersonville. 1945. Clark St.. 1948. Norlina. 1951. Wendell. 1955. Wiliamston. \959. As bury. 

1964. Dunn: Divine St., 1968. Wilmington: Trinity, 1973. Retired, 1977. 
Bostick, Joseph Kent E Goldsboro 1945 1947 1949 33 

Marvin. 1945. Kenly. 1947. Seaboard. 1951. Ellerbe. 1952. Lyon Memorial. 1955. Webb Avenue. 1958. Wesley 

Memorial, 1962. Mount Olive. 1966. SilerCity: First, 1968. Mt. Sylvan. 1971. Fayetteville: Chnsl, 1975, Rose Hill. 

1978. 
Bowman, Daniel Dwight 2 E Goldsboro 1967 1967 1969 11 

Moncure. \964. Seaboard. 1967. Milwaukee. \912. Rainbow. 1977. 
Boyette, Linwood Clayton 3 E Fayetteville 1974 1974 1978 4 

Love Joy-Macedonia. \91\. South Camden. 1977. 
Bradley, David Gilbert E Long Beach, Calif. 1939 1941 1948 33 

Duke Univ.. Dept. of Religion, Asst. Prof., 1949. Assoc. Prof., 1959. Full Prof., 1970. 
Bradshaw, Francis Conner e Greenville i%3 i%3 1966 is 

Cedar Grove. 1964. Bonlee. 1966. Rocky Mount: First, Min. of Ed., 1968. Elizabeth City: City Road, 1971. 

Raleigh: Pleasant Grove, 1977. 
Brantley, Allen P. R Greensboro 1918 1920 1922 30 

Pastoral record information not available. Retired. 
Braswell, Kermit Lee E Durham i%i i96i 1964 17 

Verona. 1960. Gillburg Charge. 1961. Knightdale. 1964. Fremont. 1968. Raleigh: Westover, 1969. Kinston: 

Queen St., 1975. 
Breedin, Clarence Rennekar r New Bern 1957 1957 i%i 17 

Sandy Cross. \951 . Aulander. \960. Calvary. 1965. Retired, 1974. 
Bridges, Lawrence James E WDminton i95i I95i i95i 27 

Shallotte-Camp. 1951. Princeton. 1955. Southport, 1957. Franklinton, 1961. Carr. 1966. Wallace. 1970. Burlington: 

Grace, 1973, Gamer: St. Andrews, 1978. 
Brodie, Robert S. l E Burlington 1952 1954 1956 26 

West Halifax. 1949. Student, University of Florida. 1950. Spring Hope. 1952. Scotland Neck. 1957. St. James. 

Tarboro, 1959. Grifton. 1964. Zebulon. 1967. Hope Mills. 1971. Weldon. 1975. Burlington: West Burlington, 1978. 
Brothers, Lloyd C. i r wflson 1919 I9i8 I9i8 43 

Pastoral record information not available. Retired. 
Brown, Adrian E. R Raleigh 1922 1924 1926 40 

Stumpy Point. \922. Garland. \924. Haw River Circuit. \926. Robersonville. \930. Manteo. \9ll. Moyock-Currituck. 

1937. Yanceyville. 1939. Parkton. 1940. Bridgeton-Riverside, 1945. Goldsboro Circuit. 1950. Grifton Circuit. 1952. 

Gaston. 1953. Maury. 1957. Jarvis Memorial. Assoc, 1969. Retired 1962. 
Brown, Chester D. E Greensboro 1951 1952 1953 27 

Glendon. 1951. Branson, 1955. Havelock: First, 1958. Laurel Hill. 1960. West Burlington. 1963. Bethesda 

(Fairmont). 1968. Vass. 1970. Trinity. 1975. 
Brown, James C.P. E Kinston 1950 1950 1952 28 

Saxapahaw. 1950. Pittsboro. 1954. Lyon Memorial. 1958. Sunset Park. 1962. Williamston. 1966. Kinston: 

Westminster, 1971. Morehead City: First, 1975. 
Brown, Philips. E So. New Jersey 1973 1960 1%2 5 

Trans, from Texas, 1973. Exec. Dir., Episcopal Home for Aging, Southern Pines, 1973. 
Brown, Samuel Hoyt 3 E Va. Beach. Va. 1959 1959 1961 19 

Trans, from Va. in 1959. Franklin Memorial, 1962. Queens Creek-Oak Grove, 1964. Wellons Village, 1966. Kipling- 

Cokesbury, 1967. Maxton: St. Paul, 1971. Gardners, 1976. Hope Mills. 1978. 
Brown, Wesley Freeland E Fayetteville 1974 1974 1977 4 

Student, 1974. Hayes Barton Associate, 1976, Moncure, 1978. 
Browning, Paul CastO 3 E Buckhanon.W.Va. 1953 1954 1956 25 

Trans, from W. Va. Conf., 1953. Burlington Circuit, 1953. Wrighlsville Beach, 1956. Sunset Park. 1960. Trinity 

Fairmont. 1961. Long Memorial-Roxboro. 1965. Trinity-Jacksonville . 1969. Wilmington: Trinity, 1972. Morehead 

City: First: 1973. Administrator, Wesley Manor. 1975. 
Bryan, James Lawson E Kinston l%2 1962 1965 16 

Asst., Trinity. \960. Rock Creek. \96\. Silk Hope. 1962. Efland, 1965. Chaplain, U.S. Army, 1967. 

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Bryant, Charles Vernon i E Wimington i%2 1962 l%5 16 

Trans, from Ohio, 1958. Broadway. 1958. Grace. 1963. Lillinglon. 1968. Garner: First, 1970. Chapel Hill: 

University, 1974, Fayetleville: Hay Street, 1978. 
Bryant, Terry Abbott l E Faye«e»Ule 1976 1976 1978 2 

Franklin Circuit. \91 5. Spring Hope. 1977. 
Bundy, Robert Francis e New Bem 19S7 1957 i960 21 

Trans, from Kentucky, 1957. Swan Quarter-Fairfield. 1957. Riverside, 1961. Princeton. 1966. Durham: Carr, 1970. 

Lillington. 1976. 
Bunn, Paul Grayson 1 E Fayeneville 1955 1956 1959 23 

Troy Circuit. 1955. Carvers' Creek. 1958. Bd. of Missions, Congo. 1959. Bethesda. 1962. Millbrook. 1968. 

Rockingham: First, 1971. Fayetteville: Haymount. 
Burgess, Roy O. E Fayetteville 1973 1960 1962 5 

Trans, from Florida, 1973. Wanchese. 1973. New Hope- Woodland. 1978. 
Burns, Weyland Sherman 4 e Fayetteville 1976 1970 1978 2 

Newton Grove. 1972. Cary: First Asso., 1973. Pine Level. 1975. Kenly-Buckhom. 1976. 
ButSOn, John D. E Fayetteville 1977 1 

Transferred from Minnesota, 1977. Beech Grove. 1977. 
Byers, Leonard C. E FayetlevUle 1971 1971 1976 7 

Burlington. St. Luke, 1971 . Chaplain, VA, 1975. Chaplain Shelby Hospital. 1976. 
Byrd, Albert DeWitt, Jr. E Kinstoo 1950 1955 1956 28 

Carver's Creek. 1950. Stedman. 1953. Person St.. 1955. Plymouth. 1958. Whiteville. 1962. Troy: Trinity, 1966. 

Grace. 1970. Weldon. 1971. Raleigh: Millbrook, 1974. Clinton: First, 1977. 
Byrd, Douglas Leon 3 E Rocl^y Mount i960 i960 i%2 18 

Candor. 1957. 5f. Paul's. I960. Mt. Sylvan. \964.Siler City: First, \91\ . Beaufort: Ann Street, 1975. 
Byrd, Nathan Hooks E Richmond, Va. 1958 i960 1%2 20 

Federal Point. 1952. Andrew-Soapstone, 1956. Trans, to Va. Conf., 1957. Trans, from Va., 1959. Newland-Grace. 

1959. Asbury-Pineview. 1963. Glendale Heights. 1964. Carrboro. 1968. Ahoskie. 1973. Goldsboro: St. Luke. 1978. 
Cameron, Angus McKay e Brooklyn, n.y. 1951 i95i 1953 27 

Trans from N. Y. East Conf., 1954. Mattamuskeet. 1954. Northhampton. 1960. Evansdale- Black Creek. 1966. 

Fayetteville: St. Andrews, 1969. Candor. 1975. 
Cameron, Hugh Harris E Kinston i%2 1962 1964 I6 

Pinetops. 1964. Assoc, Rocky Mount: First, 1966. IVest End. 1968. Chapel Hill: Amity, 1971. Council on Ministries 

Staff, 1976. 
Campbell, Dennis M. E Fayetteville 1968 1968 5 

Durham: Trinity, 1973. Asst. professor and Chariman, Dept of Religion, Converse Colelge, 1974. 
Capps, Clingman Carter 2 e wiiminton 1959 1959 i%i 19 

Pittsboro. 1957. Haw River. 1961. Murfreesboro. 1965. Sanford: Jonesboro, 1971. Richlands. 1973. Snow Hill. 

1977. 
Carden, Billy McCoy E Durham 1961 1961 1963 17 

Maybrook-Massey. 1961. New Sharon. 1963. Concord-Oak Grove. 1964. St. Matthews. 1969. Durham: St. Paul, 

1970. Roanoke Rapids: Rosemary, 1974. Kinston: Westminister, 1977. 
Carruth, Paul E Wason 1942 1943 1944 36 

Caledonia. 1942. St. Paul. 1943. Granville. 1945. Zebulon-Wendell. 1947. Franklinton. 1949. U.S. Air Force, 1951. 

Tabor City: St. Paul, 1953. Dir., Com. on Christian Higher Education, 1957. Raleigh: Hayes Barton, 1960. 

Rocky Mount District Superintendent. 1968. Durham: Trinity. 1974. 
Carson, Eric E FayenevUle 1957 1957 4 

Trans, from Irish Conf., 1974. Director Fayetteville-Urban Ministries, 1974. Fayetteville: Culbreth Memorial, 

1977. 
Carter, Theodore Von S E FayeWeviUe 1968 1958 1970 10 

Sanford Circuit. 1965. Granville-Vance. 1967. Raleigh: Wilson Temple, 1972. 
Caudill, Charles C. E Raleigh 1954 1954 1956 23 

Chaplain, U.S. Air Force, 1956. 
ChafTin, J. Claude E Rocky Mourn 1943 1944 1945 35 

Louisburg Circuit. 1943. Swan Quarter. 1945. Murfreesboro. 1947. Perquimans. 1951. Rich Square. 1952. Duke's 

Chapel. 1954. Robbins. 1958. Carrboro. 1962. Mount Gilead. 1964. Selma. 1969. Plymouth. 1970. Raleigh: Trinity. 

1973. Hope Mills. 1975. Southport. 1978 



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Chambers, Martin R. R Memphis. Tenn. 1919 1917 1921 18 

Assist., Mt. Tirzah-Rougemont, 1920. Murfreesboro-Winton. 1921. Williamston-Hamilton, 1922. Chowan Circuit, 

1923. Trans, to Holston Conf., 1925. Trans from North Georgia Conf., 1945. Milton, 1946. Northmount. 1949. 

West Rockingham. 1950. Rowland. 1952. Tabor City: St. Paul, 1957. Retired, 1958. 
Chandler, Daniel Ross E Rocky Mount i960 i960 1968 12 

Asst. Prof., Baruch College. City University of New York, 1971. Rutgers University, 1977. 
Chandler, George P. E Pulaski, Tenn. 1958 1%1 1961 20 

Trans, from Tenn. Conf., 1958. Student, Emory Univ., 1959. Instructor, Methodist College. 1963. Student, Emory 

Univ.. 1966. Prof., Columbia College. 1967. Student, Union Theological. 1975. 
Cheek, William H. E Raleigh 1954 1954 1954 24 

Union. 1954. Jefferson. 1957. Glenwood-Trinity, 1958. Seaboard, 1961. South River, 1965. Conway, 1968. Roanoke 

Circuit. 1969. Bellemont. 1971. Lemon Springs, 1978. 
Cheezem, Clyde Burton l la Rocky Mount 1966 1958 1961 12 

Ridgeville. 1956. Bethel-Ebenezer, \9(>\. South Synor, 1963. South Camden. 1965. Havelock: Cherry Pt., 1972. Old 

Dock. 1975. Leave of Absence, 1978. 
Cherry, Corbin Lee E Durham 1961 1961 1963 17 

Bath. \963. Jefferson. 1965. Chaplain, 1968. Chaplain, USA. 1971. Chaplain to NISA, 1974. 
Chrismon, Harold IVl.,Sr. 7 e ChapeiHiii 1969 i%7 i97i 9 

Union-Newbegun, 1962. Snead's Grove-Tabernacle. \966. Elm City. \973. Raleigh: Trinily, 1975. 
Qarke, David A. R AshevUle 1917 1919 1921 38 

Pastoral record information not available. Retired. 
Clark, William Thomas e Memphis 19S9 i%i 1964 17 

New Bern Circuit. 1957. Assoc, Washington, 1961. Hebron-Roper, 1962. Kinston Circuit. 1963. Bethel. 1965. 

Kenansville-Woodland, 1967. Disability Leave, 1970. Elizabeth City: Riverside, 1971. Disability Leave, 1972. 

Pink Hill, 1973. New Bern: Riverside, 1977. Burlington: St. Paul's, 1978 
Clements, William Earle E Fayetteville 1973 1973 1976 5 

Gaston, 1973. Caledonia, 1976. 
Clift, David Spencer E Fayetteville 1974 1974 1977 4 

Student, 1974. Orange, 1976. 
Cline, John Maxwell .50 E Henderson 1946 1946 1948 32 

Duplin Circuit, 1945. Bynum Charge. 1948. Durham: Bethany, 1952. Beaufort: Ann Street, 1957. Siler City: 

First Church, 1961. Raleigh: Fairmont, 1964. Burlington: Front St., 1970. Rocky Mount District Superintendent, 

1974. 
Coble, Joseph Fillmore R Albemarie 1936 1937 1937 41 

Union Grove. 1937. Glen Raven, 1938. Tabor City, 1942. Northhampton. 1947. Biscoe. 1952. Methodist Retirement 

Home. 1955. Retired, 1977. 
Coile, James Henry 4 E Goidsboro i%7 i%7 1970 ii 

Kenly. 1963. Lucama. 1963. Bethlehem-Shady Grove. 1966. Oriental {?&m\\co Parish), 1970. Trenton. 1971. Hubert. 

1976. Hebron. 1977. 
Collins, Thomas Asa E Raleigh 1944 1944 1946 34 

Gatesville. 1944. Wesley Memorial. 1949. Executive Sec. Bd. of Missions, 1953. President, Wesleyan College, 

1959. Roanoke Rapids: First, 1975. 
Commander, Richard T. E Kinston 1950 1950 1956 28 

North Gates, 1950. Elizabeth City: Riverside, 1954. Hamlet: Fellowship, \959. Burlington: Faith, 1960. Fayetteville: 

Camp Ground, 1965. Goidsboro: St. Luke, 1969. Raleigh: Fairmont, 1971. Greenville Dist. Supt., 1975. 
Connor, William Oliver 6 R New Bern 1957 1953 1956 20 

Mattamuskeet. 1951. Warren Circuit. \952. Salem. \9S1 . Salemburg . 1958. Ebenezer-Westwood. \962. North G A tes. 

1964. Lumberton Circuit. 1966. Roberdel. 1970. Bonlee. 1971. Garland. 1973. Harrells. 1974. Disability, 1975, 

Retired, 1976. 
Cook, Irving Elmer E New Bern 1957 1957 1957 21 

Trans, from Genesee, N.Y. Conference. South Mills. 1957. Newport: St. James, 1963. Lillington. 1970. Carrboro. 

1973. Hookerton, 1976. 
Cottingham, John Gibson E Fayetteville 1968 1968 1970 10 

Goldston Charge, 1969. Chaplain, USA. 1970. 
Cottingham, William Thomas, III E Fayetteville 1974 1974 I977 4 

Student, 1974. Wesley Heights. 1976. ZJurAam.- Trinity, Associate, 1978, 



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Cotton, Worth Bagley R Wnmington 193S 1938 1940 39 

Wesl End. 1934. Garland. 1936. Newion Grove. 1938. Ml. Herman Cl., 1941. Parklon. 1945. Rose Hill. 1959. Snow 

Hill. 1953. Richlands. 1956. Longview. 1961. r/-o>'. Trinity, 1964. Wesley Memorial. \966. A hoskie. 1970. ff'e^/e^' 

Heights. 1973. Retired, 1974. 
Cox, Richard L. E 1967 1966 4 

Durham. Duke University, 1969. Transferred in 1974. Dean of Students, Duke University, 1974. 
Cox, William Fred, Jr. E Fayeneville 1975 1975 1978 4 

Hubert. 1975. Bethesda. 1976. Fayetteville: Johnson Memorial, 1977. 
Crawford, Eugene Carson R Fayetteville 1925 1927 1929 36 

Louisburg Circuit. 1925. Mount Gilead Circuit. 1928. Roberdel Circuit. 1932. Rich Square. 1935. Raeford. 1939. 

Enfield. 1943. Graysburg Circuit. 1945. Durham: Branson, 1946. East Rockingham, 1952. 5a/em, 1957. Retired, 

1961. 
Crawley, Hyder Ferguson 6 E Rocky Mount 1%0 1956 1958 18 

Wesley Memorial. 1965. Jamesville. 1961. Eureka: Eureka-Yelverton, 1965. Kenly: Kenly-Buckhorn, 1970. 

Washington: Asbury, 1972. Morehead City: Franklin Memorial, 1974. 
Creech, Clyde McGee 2 e woson 1958 1958 i96i 20 

Goldsboro Circuit. 1956. Micro-Fellowship. 1959. Spring Hill. 1963. Airboro-Garris Chapel. 1968. Garris Chapel. 

1969. 
Creech, James Edward E 1970 1970 1974 8 

Edenton Street Associate. \910. Ocracoke. 1974. 
Critcher, B. Duke R Fayetteville 1925 1927 1929 36 

Pastoral record information not available. Retired. 

CrOSSnO, Ramsey Leon E New Bern 1936 1938 1940 42 

Walstonburg. 1936. Carrboro. 1937. Lillington. 1938. Moyock. 1943. Warsaw. 1948. Branson. 1952. Havelock: 

Cherry Point, 1955. Enfield. 1960. Oxford. 1970. Wilmington: Fifth Ave., 1974 
Crotwell, Helen Gray E Fayetteville 1973 1973 1975 5 

Duke Univ. Chapel. 1973. 
Crow, William Addison ,50 R New Bern 1936 1938 1940 33 

Oracoke. 1936. Grimesland. 1939. Richlands. 1941. Elizabethtown. 1949. Warrenton. 1954. Franklinton. 1959. 

Robbins. 1961. St. John's-Gibson, 1967. Retired, 1969. 
Crowder, William Rankin 2 E Greenville 1948 1951 1953 30 

Vanceboro. 1944. Dover, 1948. Hookerton, 1954. Selma: Edgerton Memorial, 1960. Warsaw, 1964. Burlington: 

St. Pauls, 1968. Goldsboro: Daniels, 1974. 
Crum, John Hammond E Durham 1953 1955 1956 25 

Pleasant Grove, 1953. Wynnewood Park. 1956. Hope Mills. 1960. Moncure Charge. 1961. N.C. Council of Churches, 

1964. Trans, to Southern New England, 1969. Trans, from Southern New England, 1970. Roanoke Ct.. 1971. Benson. 
1973. Eliza. City: City Road. 1977. 
Crutchfield, Gilbert Wesley R Rocky Mount 1943 1943 1945 29 

Kitty Hawk. 1943. Pinebluff 1945. Carrboro. 1949. Tabor City. 1953. Wilmington: Sunset Park, 1954. Elizabeth 

City. City Road, 1956. Fayetteville: Christ, 1960. Roanoke Rapids: Rosemary, 1964. Fuquay-Varina. 1966. 

Warrenton: Wesley Memorial, 1970. Retired, 1972. 
Cucare, Nicholas E Fayetteville 1976 1950 1954 2 

Transferred from West Ohio, 1976. Lumberton: Asbury-Pineview, 1976. 
Cummings, Simeon Foster e Durham 1953 1956 I958 25 

Prospect, 1953. Coordinator, Outreach, Conf. Council on Ministries, 1973. Robeson County Cooperative 

Ministry, 1978. 
Cushman, Robert Earl E Gennessee Conf. 1939 1938 1940 39 

Trans, from Genesse Conf., 1950. Professor. Duke Univ. Divinity School, 1950. 
Cyr, Ronald Dale E Fayetteville 1971 1971 1975 7 

Core Creek, 1972. Stokes. 1974. Student, ECU. 1974. Shady Grove. 1976. 
Danek, Thomas Arnold e Kinston 1962 i%2 i%4 16 

Wynnwood Park. 1966. Student UNC-CH, 1969. Dir., Union Co. Mental Health Center, 1971. Juvenile 

Counselor, 1975. 
Daniel, David Eason E Burlington I964 1%4 1966 14 

Louisburg College. 1963. Vice President, Louisburg College. 1972. Student, Grad. School NCSU, 1973. Isothermal 

College. 1975. 

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Daniels, Franklin D. E Virginia i960 i9«o 1963 i? 

Trans, from Virginia Conf., 1963. Methodist Home for Children. 1963. Chaplain, USA, 1967. 
Davidson, Barney Lee E Sanford 1949 1949 i9Si 29 

Trans, from West Texas Conf., 1950. Northmount. 1950. Cary: First, 1954. Morehead: First, 1959. District Supt., 

1963. Goldsboro: St. Paul, 1967. Wilson: First, 1975. Conf. Dist. Superintendent, Buriington. 1978. 
Davis, Carlton Earl E Raleigh 1965 1965 1968 13 

Tabernacle. 1%5. Student, Duke Univ.. 1967. Chaplain Intern, 1968. Chaplain, Macon-Bibb Mental Health 

Center, Macon. Georgia. 1973. 
Davis, George Alson 7 E Creemille 1963 1958 1965 IS 

Wayne Circuit. 1956. Bladen Circuit. 1958. Caledonia Circuit. 1963. Central-Johns. 1965. Glendon. 1966. Friendship. 

1968. Phillips Chapel. 1976. 
Davis, Harvey Laudis R Raleigh 1922 1924 1926 39 

Duke. 1922. Jones Circuit. 1924. Newport-Harlowe. 1925. Lakewood. 1927. Epworth- Wesley. 1930. Pittsboro. 

1934. Richlands-JacksonvUle. 1935. Littleton 1939. Farmville. 1948. Warrenton. 1952. Elizabethtown. 1954. Retired, 

1961. 
Davis, Herbert Charles ll E Fayetterille 1975 1966 1978 3 

Shady Grove. 1964. Stonewall. 1967. Pamlico Parish. 1970. Gatesville. 1971. Edgecombe. 1973. Pinetops-Conteoe. 

1975. Havelock: First, 1977. 
Davis, Herman Fred E Kinston I950 1950 i95i 28 

Pembroke, \95\ . Fair Bluff . \954. Elizabethtown. 1960. 
Dawson, Robert Grady R Raleigh 1927 1929 1932 4i 

Rocky Mount: St. Paul, 1926. Henderson: White Mem.-City Road, 1927. Student, Union Theo. Sem., 1930. 

Car/am/ (6-point circuit), \93\. Burlington: Webb Ave.-Holt's Chapel, 1935. Mount Olive-Calypso. 1938. Raleigh: 

Trinity, 1941. Sanford. 1947. Fayetteville: Hay Street, 1950 Supt. Raleigh Dist., 1953. Wilson. 1958. Supt., 

New Bern Dist., 1962. Retired, 1968. 
DeHart, Murry Lee,Jr. E wamington 1959 1959 i960 19 

Union Methodist Church. 1959. North Gates Charge, \96\. Shallotte: Camp,. 1964. Sunset Park. 1967. Saxapahaw. 

1970. Pittsboro: First, 1974. 
Derosiers, Norman A. E wnmington i95i 1951 I95i 27 

Butner Methodist Church. 1949. Chaplain, John Umstead Hospital, 1951. Walnut-Grove-Carr. 1958. Supt., N.C. 

Alcoholic Rehab. Center, Butner. 1959, N.C. Alcoholic Rehab. Center, Black Mountain. 1977. 
Dillman, Lewis Albert E Ducfaam 1953 1953 1956 25 

Camp Glen (now St. Peter's), 1953. Trenton. 1954. Garber. 1959. Pine Forest. 1964. St. Paul (associate), 1968. 

Conway. 1969. Hebron, 1975. Scotland Neck. 1977. 
Dixon, Samuel Williams, Jr. E Fayetterille 1974 1974 1976 4 

Sneeds Ferry. 1975. 
Dodson, Jerry Stephen E Fayette»ille 1974 1974 1978 4 

Union Grove. \974. Salem. 1977. 
Dodson, Lewis Hardie E High Point 1953 1955 1958 25 

Trans, from Florida Conf., 1960. Stonewall. 1960. Mt. Pleasant. 1963. Mamers. 1964. Institute 1966. Sabbatical 

Leave, 1967. Pollocksville. 1968. Sandhills, 1969. Wrightsboro. 1971. Center. 1974. Disability Leave, 1976. 
Dodson, Samuel G., Jr. l la Boriington 1952 1955 1959 27 

Wesley Ct.. 1951. Moncure. 1953. Radford Coll. Wesley Fdn., (Special'Appt.), 1954. Trans, to Ala. Conf., 1958. 

Trans, from Florida Conf., 1965. Norman Charge. 1966. Durham: Parkwood, 1969. Durham: St. Paul, 1974. 

Rockingham: First, 1977. Leave of Absence, 1978. 
Doucette, Leonard Frank E Fayettewne 1975 I97S 1968 3 

Student: 1975. Pollocksville, 1977. 
Dowdy, Melvin Dunford E Fayetteville 1%7 1%7 1973 II 

Pastoral Counselor, Family Counseling Service, Durham, 1972. Student, Duke Univ. Graduate School, 1974. 

Counselor, Medical College of Virginia, 1976. Assistant Director, Commonwealth Psychiatric Center, 1977. 
Draper, Howard Dennis, Jr. E Raleigh 1965 1965 l%9 I2 

Mamers. 1967. Star. 1970. Alcoholism Counselor, Halifax County Mental Health Center, 1973. 
Drew, Robert Mitchell 2 E Rocky Mount 1960 1960 1962 18 

Bolton. 1958. Silk Hope. 1959. Maxton. 1962. Macedonia. 1966. Supt., Damascus Home, Inc. 1968. Windsor. 

1973. Fairmont: Trinity, 1973. Rosemary. 1977. 
Dulaney, Earl George e Fayetteriiie 1974 i97i 1975 4 

Leeshurg-Salem. 1974. Burlington: Grace, 1978. 

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Dunlap, David R. E Fayetteville 1975 3 

Trans, from W.N.C., 1975. Fayelteville. 1975. 
Dunn, Clyde Hugh E WUmingeon I95l 1952 1953 27 

Student, 1951. Si. John. 1953. Clayton. 1956. Missionary to S.E. Asia, 1959. Red Springs: Trinity, 1972. Farmville. 

1976. 
Duplissey, Frederick John r Raleigh 1954 1954 1954 23 

N. Gales. 1954. Spring Lake. 1957. Hamlei: Fellowship, 1959. Soulh River. 1961. Flelchers Chapel. 1965. New 

Sharon. 1967. Kenly-Buckhorn. 1972. Retired, 1977. 
Eakin, Charles Francis E Roanoke, Va. 1958 1958 1960 20 

Town Creek. 1958. Rocky Poinl. 1962. Trans, to Va. Conf., 1964. Trans, from Va. Conf., 1965. Wesleys Chapel. 

1965. Brogden, 1966. Bethel- Lebanon. 1969. Northhampton. 1970. Cobb Cl.. 1975. 
Early, Joyce Virgil R Washington 1934 1936 1938 41 

Mamers. 1934. Hillsborough, 1936. Yanceyville. 1940. Ayden. 1946. Dunn: Divine Street, 1948. Smilhfield: 

Centenary, 1952. Wilmington: Grace, 1956. Rockingham: First, 1960. Greenville: Jarvis Mem., 1967. Dist. Supt., 

Sanford. 1971. Dist. Supt., Rockingham. 1972. Retired, 1975. 
Earnhardt, Edwin Lee E Burlington 1952 1954 1957 26 

Greenville: St. James, 1950. Washington Ct.. 1952. Pikeville. 1955. Jefferserlon. 1958. Edenton. 

1968. 
EaSOn, William Everette 4 E Rocky Mount 1%0 1956 1958 18 

Washington. 1960. Four Oaks. 1962. Northwoods. 1966. Wesley Heights. 1969. Sanford: Jonesboro, 1973. 

Troy: Trinity, 1978. 
Edens, Allen C, Jr. E Rocky Mount 1943 1944 1944 35 

Trans, from Fla. Conf., 1942. Haw River. 1942. Co/va/-v (Pembroke), 1947. Chaplain, U.S. Army. 1944-47,48-49, 

52-67. Spring Lake. 1967. 
Edens, Nelson Pate R Fayetteville 1925 1928 1931 41 

Student, 1925. Kenansville. 1927. Hallsboro. 1930. Elizabeth town. 1932. Roseboro. 1936. Tabor City. 1938. 

Maysville. 1942. Garner. 1945. Kiltrell. 1947. Parkton. 1951. Laurel Hill. 1956. Person Street. 1960. Institute. 

1962. Retired, 1966. Wesley-Black's Chapel. 1966. 
Edge, Gerald Lloyd 3 E Rocky Mount 1966 1966 1%9 13 

Troy Circuit. 1962. Mt. Pleasant United Methodist. 1965. Assoc, Rockingham: First, 1969. Wrightsville Beach. 

1971. Pinetops-Conetoe. \911 . 
Edwards, John Paul E Henderson 1946 1946 1948 32 

Bethesda. 1946. Roseboro. 1950. Carrboro. 1954. Troy: Trinity, 1958. Raleigh: Highland, 1964. Rocky Mount: 

First, 1969. Goldsboro Dist. Supt., 1974. 
Elliott, William Francis R Fayetteville i960 1934 1962 13 

Trans, from W.N.C. Conf., 1960. Red Springs. 1960. Pembroke. 1965. Lumberton-Mt. Olive-Smith. 1969. Retired, 

1973. 
Elliott, Roger Vernon E Winston-Salem 1968 1968 1971 10 

Ellis Chapel. 1968. Smith. 1970. Durham: Bethany, 1974. 
Dlis, Wallace Martin E Raleigh 1954 1954 1957 24 

Trans, from Northern Bap. Convention, 1954. Winstead. 1954. Garland. 1956. Benson. 1961. Grifton. 1967. 

Williamston. 1971. 
Epperson, James Sidney E Greenville 1956 1956 1959 22 

Calvary Charge (Student Appointment), 1958. Jacksonville: Northwoods, 1958. Morehead City: St. Peter's, 1963. 

Norlina. 1968. Shallotte: Camp, 1971. Hubert. \911 . 
Epps, Ralph Isaac, Sr. E Greenville 1948 1948 1950 30 

Pikeville. 1946. Stem. 1948, Ma.xton. \95\. Laurel Hill. 1952. Grifton. 1956. Weldon. 1960. Fairmont. 1965. Mebane. 

1970. Rocky Mount: Englewood, 1974. 
Estes, Gayla Greene E Fayetteville 1976 1976 1978 2 

£)MrAow.- Wellons-Bethesda, 1976. 
Estes, James Harvey E Fayetteville 1976 1976 1978 2 

Dur/jflw.- Welions-Bethesda, 1976. 
Evans, Willie J. E Rocky Mount 1963 1957 1960 15 

Trans, from S.C. Conf., 1963. Kinnakeet. 1963. Stumpy Point. 1967. Ocracoke. 1971. Hawkins-Tabor. 1973. 

Harrellsville. 1975. Disability Leave. 1976. 
Faggart, Tommy Martin E LakeJunaluska i960 1961 1%4 17 

Trans, from Western N.C. Con., 1960. Christ Church. Cedar Cliff, 1960. Trans to Western N.C. Conf., 1963. 

Trans, from Western N.C. Conf, 1964. Fairview. 1964. Mavsville. 1968. Swansboro. 1970. Hamlet: First. 1975. 

83 



Falls, Andy Burgon, Jr. 7 E Rocky Mount 1966 1963 1968 12 

Walslonburg, 1959. Newton Grove. 1961. Yanceyville. 1%8. S\^,epsonvme. 1971. S/. Pauls. 1978. 
Farmer, John Archie E FayetteniUe I97i i97i 1976 i 

Sneads Grove. \913. Jarvis Memorial Assoc. 1975. DWecloT, Camp Don Lee. 1977. 
Feltman, Walter Oarence 3 R Kinston 1950 I950 1953 28 

Grimesland. 1947. Eno. 1948. Garysburg. 1952. Erwin. 1954. Person St.. 1958. Fairmont, 1960. 5M/we/ far/t, 

1961. Cherry Point. 1962. Pee Dee. 1965. Robbins. 1970. A'ew fle/n.- Trinity, 1974. Retired, 1978. 
Ferguson, Horace Taylor E Buriingtoo 1964 1965 1968 14 

Mt. Carmel-Saulston. x959. Johnston Charge. 1963. Salem-Chapel. 1964. Asbury. 1968. Asbury-Brietz. 1969. 

Raleigh: Layden Mem., 1971. 
Fisher, Albert Reet ^ E Raleigh 1954 1954 1956 24 

Saxapahaw. 1954. Franklinton. 1956. Raleigh: Highland, 1959. New Bern: Centenary, 1964. Goldsboro Dist. Supt., 

1969. Asst. Director, The Duke Endowment, 1974. 

Fisher, Edgar Beauregarde R woson 1928 1930 1932 48 

5/. John-Gibson. 1927. Mt. Gilead. 1932. Roanoke Rapids: First, 1935. Lumberton. 1939. Wilmington: Trinity, 

1945. Raleigh Dist. Supt., 1950. Durham: Duke Memorial, 1951. Burlington: Front St., 1956. Greenville: Jarvis 

Mem., 1961. Burlington Dist. Supt., 1967. Lillington, 1973. Retired, 1976. 
Fitzerald, Frank Owen, Jr. E Burlington 1952 1952 1953 2* 

Walstonburg-Tabemacle. 1953. Hay Street. Assoc, 1955. Murfreesboro. 1957. Snow Hill, 1961. Goldsboro: St. 

Luke, 1965. Smithfield: Centenary, 1969. Raleigh: Hayes Barton, 1975. 
Fleming, Ralph Lang, Jr. E Durham 1953 1950 1952 25 

Beech Grove. 1953. Newport, 1956. Westover, 1962. Durham: Bethany, 1969. Chapel HUl: Aldersgate, 1974. Carr, 

1976. 
Flynn, Robert Clark, Sr. E Fayetterille 1971 1971 1975 7 

Rowland. 1969. Coats. 1969. Mt. Tabor. 1970. Rocky Mount: First Assoc, 1974. LaGrange, 1976. 
Forbes, Joseph Wayne E Fayetterille 1971 1975 7 

Granville Ct.. \91\. Brooksdale-Brookland. 1913. Chabourn-Evergreen. 1977. 
Forringer, Julie Bethel E FayetteviUe 1974 1977 4 

Transferred in 1974. Caseworker, Durham Family Counseling Service, 1976. 
Fortescue, Frank Wahab 6 R Greenvine 1953 i960 1962 17 

Chowan Charge. 1957. Oriental Charge. 1961. Currituck Charge. 1963. Hopewell-Mt. Moriah. 1966. St. Peter's. 

1970. Pilmoor Mem.. 1972. Retired. 1974. 

FoutS, Dwight Lang R Washington 1934 1932 1939 32 

Scotland Neck. 1935. Sanford: Jonesboro Heights, 1939. Whiteville. 1943. Weldon, 1944. Hertford. 1948. 

Plymouth. 1950. Mount Olive: First, 1955. Beaufort: Ann Street, 1962. Retired, 1966. 
Fox, Douglas Earl E FayetteviUe 1976 1978 2 

Raleigh: Wynnewood Park, 1975. 
France, Everett Joseph la FayettevUle 1970 1970 1973 8 

Laurinburg: St. Luke, 1972. Lake Waccamaw. 1976. Leave of Absence, 1978. 
Frazier, Kenneth Edward E Nashville, Tenn. i%i 1961 1965 n 

Trans, from Tenn. -Kentucky Conf., 1963. North Carolina- Virginia, 1965-67. Chaplain Intern, Saint Elizabeth 

Hospital. Washington. DC. 1968. Chaplain, 1973. 
Freeman, William L. la Durham 1941 1943 1943 37 

Broadway. 1941. Chaplain, USN, 1943. Kitty Hawk. 1946. Edenton, 1947. Chaplain, USN. 1950. Scotland Neck. 

1953. Sanford: Jonesboro Heights, 1957. Durham: Lakewood, 1959. Sabbatical Leave, 1961. Counselor, Umstead 

Youth Rehabilitation Center, Durham. 1962. Spec. Ed. Teach., State Dept. of Correction, Polk Youth Center, 

Raleigh. 1968. Disability Leave, 1974. Leave of Absence, 1978. 
Fulcher, Thomas Otis 3 e wuson 1958 1958 I96i 20 

Trans, from W. Va. Conf., 1958. Durham: Aldersgate, 1958. Grace (Associate), 196\ . Jefferson. 1962. Carolina 

Beach: St. Paul's, 1965. Dir. of Cooperative Ed., Lenoir Comm. Coll., 1971. 
Funkerhouser, Morton Littell, Jr. e Durham 1972 1975 6 

Moyock. \913. Aulander, 1975. 
Gardner, Matt Ranson l R New Bern 1936 1940 1942 38 

Kitty Hawk. 1936. Roper. 1939. Aulander. 1941. Pinetops. 1942. Marvin-St. Paul. 1944. St. Paul-Sandy Cross. 

1945. Spring Ch.-Garysburg. 1948. Roanoke Ct.. 1952. Selma. 1956. Clinton: Grace, 1960. Branson Mem.. 1963. 

Oxford Ct.. 1968. Retired, 1974. 



84 



Garlington, Jasper Ezzel R Chatham, u. 1932 1932 1936 45 

Trans, from La. Conf., 1936. Midway. 1935. Spring Ch.. 1937. Conway. 1944. Roxboro. 1950. Wilmington Supt., 

1955. Clinton. 1961. Disability Leave, 1974. Retired, 1977. 
Garner, Clarence 5 E Coidsboro 1967 1964 1969 11 

Smyrna. 1962.5/. Lukes. 1964. Milton. 1966. Laurel Hill. 1972.5/. Pauls(RK). 1976. Pleasant Hill. 1978. 
Garris, Horace Stanford 2 R Fayetteviiie 1955 i956 I958 21 

Trans, from Utah-Western Conf., 1953. Apex, 1954. Pittsboro. 1958. Roseboro. 1961. Richlands. 1967. Washington: 

First, 1970. Disability Leave, 1974. Retired, 1976. 
Garrison, John William E Kfaiston 1950 19S0 1952 28 

Missionary to Brazil, 1952. 
Gattis, William Hughes 1 E FayeUeviUe 1%8 1968 1971 10 

Grove Chapel. 1967. Hebron. 1969. Hay St. (Min of Ed.), 1971. Coordinator Youth Ministry and Social concerns. 

Conf. Council on Ministries, 1973. New Bern: Garber, 1977. 
Gentle, Brian Glynn E N.Y. Conference 1969 1966 1968 9 

Trans, from N.Y. Conf., 1969. Spring Hope. 1969. Raleigh: Benson Mem., 1973. 
Gibson, John Richard E w.n.c. i%7 i%i 1962 ii 

Trans, from W.N.C. Conf., 1967. Raleigh: Hayes Barton (Min. of Ed.}. 1967. Student. Grad School. UNC-CH. 

1971. 
Gilbert, Milton H. E West Michigan 1970 1969 1970 8 

Trans, from West Mich. Conf., 1970. Raleigh. Wesley Found., 1970. Raleigh: Hayes Barton (Assoc), 1971. 

Smithfield: Whitley, 1972. Durham: Duke's Chapel, 1975. 

Glass, Joseph Conrad, Jr. E Fayetteviiie 1955 1956 1959 23 

Layden Mem.. 1957. Raleigh. Board of Education, 1960. Attending School, NCSU, 1968. Asst. Prof., NCSU, 

1971. 
Glover, Murrell K. R Sanford 1949 1950 1951 26 

Dublin Circuit. 1948. Glen Raven. 1951. Chaplain, U.S. Army, 1952. LaGrange. 1954. Chaplain, N.C. National 

Guard, 1955. Mt. Olive Circuit. 1956. Stantionsburg. 1957. Student at ECU, 1958. Prof, at Presbyterian Jr. Coll., 

1959. Prof., Porter Military Acad., 1961. Prof., Chowan Coll., 1962. Student, UNC. Prof., Hd. of Chem. Dept., 

Ferrum College, 1964. Hatteras. 1969. Pekin. 1970. Harkers Is.. 1971. Student, ECU Grad. Scho., 1971. Prof., 

ODU, Norfolk, 1973. Retired, 1975. 
Glover, Robert Keith E Durham 1953 1953 1955 13 

Hay Street. 1954^ Maxton. 1955. Trans, from N.C. Conf., 1957. Trans from N.Y. Conf. 1968., Conf. Staff, 1969. 

Area Director, Roanoke-Chowan Mental Health Service, 1974. Leave Of Absence, 1977. Holly Springs. 1978. 
Goldrmch, Albert Eugene, Jr. E Greenville 1970 1970 1972 8 

South Mills. 1970. Student, Gordon-Conwell Divinity School, Mass., 1973. Student, Boston Univ. School of 

Theology, 1974. Teacher, Col^ia Methodista, Costa Rica. 1976. 
Goldston, Cleo Wade R Rocky Mount 1932 1935 1937 42 

Norlina. 1934. Rocky Mount: Clark St., 1934. Red Oak Parish. 1938. Stantonsburg. 1939. Supernumerary Relation, 

1943. Evansdale. 1944. Daniel Mem.. 1948. Sabbatical Leave, 1951. Pine Forest. 1952. Prof., Louisburg College, 

1954. Apex. 1962. Chaplain, Louisburg College, 1964. Rocky Mount: St. Paul, 1972. Retired, 1977. 

Gooch, Ray Thomas E Fayetteviiie 1973 1973 1976 5 

Albemarle, 1974. 
Goodwin, Durward T. R W.Va.Conf. 1958 1936 1937 14 

Trans, from W. Va. Conf., 1958: Avon. 1958. Currituck, 1959. Swan Quarter. 1961. Columbia. 1964, Maury. 

1967. Hawkins-Tabor. 1970. Pinetops. 1971. Retired, 1972. 
Gore, Albert N. Jr. E Starkville, Miss. 1954 1954 1957 24 

Trans, from N. Miss. Conf., 1954. Macedonia. 1954. Knightdale. 1956. Perquimans. 1958. Chaplain, U.S. Army, 

1961. Albemarle Mental Health Center, 1975. Moyock. 1975. 
Gradeless, Robert Marriner i r New Bern 1957 1956 i960 i7 

Evansdale- Black Creek. 1964. Chadbourn. 1966. Ocracoke. 1968. Shady Grove. 1969. Winston-Smyrna. 1972. 

Retired, 1974. 
Graham, Oscar Mattison E Lenoir 1944 1946 1948 22 

Bolton. 1944. Student, Gammon Sem., 1945. Trans, to W.N.C. Conf, 1949. Chaplain, U.S. Army, \95\ . Goldsboro. 

1955. Maxton. 1960. Hamlet, 1961. Cool Springs. 1965. Hoffman, 1966. Maxton, 1968. Maxton: St. George-Piney 
Gr., 1971. 



85 



Granger, Paul David l E FayettevilU 1974 1974 1978 4 

Roxboro: Longhurst, 1973. Methodist College, 1977. 
Grant, Nicholas Warnum r New Bern 1936 1938 1940 42 

Marvin. 1936. Warren Cl.. 1941. Rich Square. 1945. Belhel. 1949. Washington: First, 1953. Fairmont. 1958. St. 

Paul. 1961 . Raleigh Dist. Supt., 1964. Chm. Conf. Prog. Council, 1969. Burlington Dist. Supt., 1973. Retired 1978. 
Gray, Alan DeLeon R Durham 1941 1943 1944 33 

Jacksonville. \94\. Snow Hill. 1945. Superintendent, Oxford Orphanage, 1946. Retired, 1974. 
Green, Lawrence Amon e Raleigh 1954 i957 i959 24 

Evandale-Winstead, 1950. Pasquotank. 1954. Oriental. 1957. Pollocksville. 1961. Riverside. 1966. Candor. 1971. 

Smithjield: Whitley, 1975. Swepsonville. 1978. 
Green, John Thomas r New Bern 1936 1938 1940 40 

Rougemont. 1936. Four Oaks. 1940. Whitakers. 1944. Battleboro, 1946. Dir. Fam. Life Ed., N.C. Conf., Bd. of 

Christian Ed., 1949. Spec. Appointments: Prof., Boston Univ., 1953. Prof., Florida St. Univ., 1958. Retired, 1976. 
Gregory, Walter Bryan E Rocky Mount 1943 1947 1949 3S 

City Rd.-White Mem.. 1943. South Camden, 1944. Town Creek, 1945. Stumpy Point. 1947. Hatteras, 1949. Kitty 

Hawk, 1953. Creswell. 1956. Whiteville Ct.. 1957. Bath. 1959. Harrelsville. 1962. Shallotie. 1963. Dublin. 1965. 

Garland, 1969. Bonlee, 1973. Disability Leave, 1974. 
Grigg, Henry Wayne 2 E Fayetteville 1975 1975 1978 3 

Woodland. 1975. Whitakers. 1977. 
Grill, Charles Franklin E Durham 19S3 1953 1956 25 

Trans, from Ky. Conf., 1953 Epworth. 1953. Eno. 1953. Burgaw. 1956. Lillington, 1961. Person Street, 1966. 

Scotland Neck. 1970. Coordinator, Conf. Council on Ministries, 1973. 
Grimes, Joseph Junior 13 E Rocky Mount 1966 1957 1958 12 

Lanes- Bethany. \%S. Swan Quarter. \%i. South Camden. \912. Springs-Chapel. 1974. Goshen-Kenner. 1976. 
Grissom, David Ronald 3 E FayettevUle 1973 1973 1977 5 

Pekin. 1970. Bethesda. 1970. Nash. 1911. Stem-Bullock. 1972. Goldsboro. St. Paul's Assoc, 1976. 
Gum, Donald Francis E Payetteville 1970 1970 1976 8 

Greensboro College, Dir. of Student Affairs, 1975. 
Gunter, Edward Marvin E Durham 1972 1975 6 

Sanford: St. Luke Asso., 1973. Clinton: Grace, 1978. 
Hackett, Charles Martin l E Fayetteville 1974 1974 1978 4 

Merritts-Ebenezer. \913. New Sharon. \915. Shiloh. 1977. 
Hadley, Jacob Milton, Jr. E Fayetteville 1974 1974 1977 4 

Student, 1974. Hay Street Assoc. 1976. 
Hale, Michael Louis 3 E Fayetteville 1974 1974 1978 4 

Center. 1971. Louisburg Circuit. 1975. Person Street. 1977. 
Hall, Leon McGowan R Durham 1916 1918 1918 41 

Bethany and Pearl Mill. 1914. Rougemont, 1917. Chaplain, First W.W., 1918. Kinston. 1919. Piedmont Circuit. 

1920. Student, Grad. School, 1923. Roanoke Rapids, 1925. Wilmington, 1930. Aberdeen, 1934. Dunn. 1937. 

Chaplain, U.S. Army, 1940. Durham. 1945. Red Springs Church, 1951. Retired, 1957. 
Hamilton, James Winfred E Durham 1953 1953 1957 25 

Pinebluff. \9S3. Norman. \951. Salem. \96\. Star. \9M. Ebenezer. 1968. flwcoe.' Page Memorial, 1974. 
Hamilton, Rembert Charles, Jr. E Rocky Mount i960 1956 1958 18 

Epworth. 1960. Moyock. 1961. Swan Quarter. 1964. St. Peter's. 1968. Victory. 1970. South River. 1972. Disability 

Leave, 1974. 
Harrell, Haywood Linwood r Fayetteville 1939 i94i 1944 38 

Duke Ct.. 1939. Dover. 1940. Seven Springs, 1943. Straits. 1946. Garris Ch.. 1950. South River, 1954. Pink Hill, 

1957. New Hope. 1962. Kipling-Cokesbury. 1966. Gatesville, 1967. Yanceyville. 1971. Pikesville-Mt. Carmel. 

1974. Mt. Pleasant. 1976. Retired, 1977. 
Harris, Donald Lee 12 E Rocky Mount 1966 1964 1%8 12 

Sandy Cross. \954. Garysburg. \951 . Robersonville. \962. Franklinton. \961 . Rowland: First, \9(>9. Grifton. 1976. 
Harris, James Howard, Jr. 

Kinnakeet. 1974. Rockingham: 
Harris, Robert Gentry, Jr. 

Trans, from W.N.C. Conf., 

Chaplain, U.S.A., 1967. 



86 



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1,1978. 


Fayetteville 1973 1973 1975 5 


E 

)-Palme 


Rocky Mount 1960 1960 1963 18 
r's Grove. 1960. Brooksdale-Brookland. 1961. Parkwood. 1964. 



Harris, Hyman LeRoy R Henderson 1930 1932 1934 31 

Pink Hill. 1929. Person Street. \934. Maysville. \9ll . Saxaphaw. \942. Knightdale. 1946. (Leave of Absence, 1947). 

Carolina Beach. 1949. Garland. 1950. West Rockingham. 1952. Cobb Circuit. 1956. Macon Charge. 1960. Retired, 

1963. 
Harrison, Russell Sage R Washington 1934 1936 1938 42 

Dare Ct.. 1934. Currituck. 1936. Soulhport. 1939. Cary. 1944. Fayetteville Ct.. 1947. ^4t. Olive. 1950. Oxford. 

1954. Haymount. 1957. Grace. 1960. Lumberton. 1962. //am/e/, 1963. Epworth. 1965. Red Springs: Trinity, 1969. 

Fremont. 1972. Retired, 1976. 
Harvin, David Lewis E FayetteviUe 1975 1975 1978 3 

Student, 1975. Trinity-Zion. 1976. 
Harwood, John E. E 1973 1959 5 

Trans. Va. Conf., \973. Spring Hope. \91?>. Angier. 1977. 
Hathaway, OfTie Lemuel r Kinston 1929 1933 1935 44 

Duke Univ., 1929. Epworth. 1931. Epworth- Wesley. 1934. Selma. 1938. St. Paul. 1942. Graham. 1946. S/Ver City. 

1951. Fayetteville Dist. Supt., 1953 Bd. of Missions, 1959. Durham Dist Supt., 1%2. Gifts and Wills, 1968. Assoc. 

Dir. Stewardship and Communications, 1970. Retired, 1973. 
Hawkins, Wade 4 R CreenviUe 1970 1970 1972 5 

Rich Square. 1972. Retired, 1975. 
Health, Cuyler Freeman r WBson 1928 i970 1972 38 

Chadbum Charge. 1928. Graham Charge. 1932. Siler City Charge. 1936. Oxford. 1940. Washington. 1944. Clinton. 

1949. Supt. E. City Dist., 1953. Wilmington: Trinity, 1959. Conf. Dir. of Evangelism, 1960. Retired, 1966. 
Hedden, Forrest D. R Tampa, Fla. 1928 1931 1933 39 

South Camden Charge. 1931. St. Andrews-Duke Chapel. 1934. Duke Chapel. 1935. Epworth. 1936. Associate 

Edenton Street. 1937. Louisburg. 1940. Dunn. 1944. Lumberton. 1948. Methodist Home for Children, 1952. Office 

of Finance & Field Service, Bd. of Global Min. 1956. Retired, 1970. 
Herndon, Earnest Thompson, Jr. i e Fayettevaie 1974 1974 i978 4 

Moncure. 1973. 
Herring, diaries Malcolm l E Fayette*Ule 1974 1974 1978 4 

Grace. 1973. Roxboro: Grace, 1975. Oxford Circuit. 1977. Salem, 1977. 
Hickle, Steven Anthony E FayetterUle 1975 1976 3 

Corinth-Antioch. 1975. Vanceboro Circuit, 1977. 
Hicks, Crawford Bryant 8 E Raleigh 1965 i960 1963 I3 

Hallsboro. 1965. Wrightsboro, 1967. West End. 1971. Hallsboro, 1976. 
Hill, Alton Pugh, Jr. E Kinston 1950 1950 1950 28 

Vanceboro. 1950. Trinity. 1954. Wesley Mem.. 1958. Mebane. 1962. Morehead City: First, 1968. Roanoke Rapids: 

First, 1973. Rockingham: First, 1975. 
Hill, Noah Bright, Jr. l E Durham I953 1954 1957 25 

Grimesland. 1953. Falling Ck.. \954. Robersonville. \956. Grace, 1960. Wesley His.. 1963. Salem. 1969. Can; White 

Plains, 1973. Zebulon. 1975. Fairmont: Trinity, 1977. 
Hinshaw, Floyd Carter, Jr. E FayetteHUe 1974 i974 i978 4 

Davis Street. 1974. Whitney Cross. 1978. 
Hirschi, Carlton Frederick, Sr. E Elizabeth city 1947 1948 1949 3i 

Windsor. 1948. Burgaw. 1951. Warsaw. 1952. Benson. 1954. Greenville. 1959. Tabor City. 1963. West Nash. 

1965. Ukewood. 1968. Burlington: Faith, 1972. Enfield. 1976. 
Hix, Clarence Eugene, Jr. r New Bem 1936 1938 I940 40 

Oriental. 1936. LaGrange. 1939. Prof. Central Meth.Coll., 1943. Retired. 1976. 
Hobbs, James Lee E Durham I961 1961 1963 17 

Pikeville. 1961. Assoc, Hayes Barton. 1961. Meth. Student Center, ECU, 1962. St. Mark-Lanes Chapel. 1969. 

Vanceboro. 1972. Institute. 1975. Ocean View. 1977 
Hobbs, John Whitfield t E Rocky Mount 1966 1966 1970 12 

Stem-Bullock. 1963. Mt. Tabor. 1964. Elm City. \91Q. Jacksonville: Northwoods, 1973. Roxboro: Long Memorial. 

1977. 
Hodgin, Hubert Howard E New Bern 1957 1957 1961 21 

Leasburg. 1958. Mt. Hermon. 1960. Lyon Mem.. 1965. Student, NCSU. 1969. Dir., Student Act., Rockingham 

Comm. Coll., 1971. 
HoUowell, Clifton Riddick 6 E Kinston 1962 1962 1964 16 

New Hope. 1962. Walstonburg. 1963. Goshen- Keener. 1966. Providence. 1970. Rocky Mount: Marvin, 1972. 

Robersonville. 1976. Halifax. 1978. 

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Holm, Glen Alan E Fayetteville 1976 1976 1978 2 

Greenville: Tnrwty. 1976. 
Holt, Doctor Dillon R Greensboro 1930 1932 1934 40 

Trans, from Va. Conf. 1945., Durham: Trinity, 1945. Meth. Coll. Foundation of N.C., 1952. Commission on 

Higher Education, 1956. President, Scarritt College, 1959. Retired, 1970. 
Holtsclaw, Thomas Given e 1973 1969 5 

Trans, from W. Va. Conf., 1973. Concord-Oak Grove. 1973. 
Hood, Jean Livingston E Burlington 1964 1%1 1963 14 

Brogden. \95S. Pink Hill. \962. Hookerton-Rainbow. \9bi.Glendale. \911. Roseboro. \911. 
Hoogerland, Thomas Donald e 1963 i%3 i%5 s 

Trans, from No. N.Y. Conf., 1973. New Hope-Woodland. 1973. Raeford:Hok^, 1978. 
Hough, Thomas Bryant r Kinston 1929 1931 1933 42 

Swansboro. 1929. Millbrook, 1931. Gamer. 1933. Swepsonville. 1937. Mebane. 1941. Jacksonville. (Wilmington 

Dist.), 1952. Jacksonville (New Bern Dist.), Lumberton. 1956. Burlington Dist. Supl.. 1962. Rockingham: First, 

1967. Retired, 1971. 
House, Thomas Holmes 2 R KnoxvilleTenn. 1942 1943 1946 36 

Trans, from Holston Conf., 1942. Robersonville, 1942. Roper. 1945. Swan Quarter. 1946. City Rd.. 1948. Newton 

Grove. 1949. Mt. Pleasant. 1950. Tar River. 1954. Manters. 1956. Duplin. 1960. Spring Ch-Garysburg. 1962. 

Ocracoke. 1965. Salem. 1968. Brogden- Falling Creek. 1970. Disability Leave, 1972. Bolivia. 1973. Clarkston. 1975. 

Disability, 1977. Retired, 1978. 
Howard, William Miller, Jr. R Albemarle 1930 1930 1936 41 

Moriah. 1932. West Halifax. 1936. Elm City. 1940. Bethel. 1943. Chapel Hill. 1949. Jarvis Mem.. 1953. Trinity. 

1960. Cary: First, 1969. Retired, 1971. 
Hubbard, Charles Spence R Elizabeth City 1939 1940 1942 36 

Roseboro. 1939. Hillsborough. 1945. Raleigh: Trinity, 1951. Chapel Hill. 1953. Wilson: First. 1962. Durham: Duke 

Mem., 1971. Retired. 1975. 
Huffman, Virgil Bryan e Durham 1972 1972 1976 6 

Rieglewood. 1969. Rehoboth- Harris Chapel. 1971. Bethesda. \911. 
Huggins, Hubert Sydney, HI E Greenville 1963 1%3 1966 15 

Ashbury. 1964. Conf. Evangelist, 1968. Goshen-Keener. 1970. Raleigh: N. Raleigh, 1972. 
Hunter, Jack Legrand E Rocky Mount i960 1961 1%1 18 

Pleasant Grove. 1960. Millbrook. 1963. Farmville. 1968. Raleigh: Highland, 1973. 
Hunter, Jack Manly 5 E Burlington 1964 1%2 1966 14 

Stedman. 1964. Fayetteville: GardncTS, \969. Murfreesboro. 1976. 
Hurley, Bernard f. r nizabethCity i9io i9io I9i4 44 

Pastoral record information not available. Retired. 
Hurley J. BaSCOm 1 R Greenville 1917 1917 1921 41 

Pastoral record information not available. Retired. 
Hutcherson, Cyrus Booker r Lebanon, Ky. 1961 1934 1936 lo 

Trans, from Tenn. Conf., \96\. Devon Park, 1961. City Road. 1968. Retired, 1971. 
Hutchinson, Charles Howard E Wilmington 1959 1959 1962 19 

St. Lukes. 1961. Cobb. \964. Bellemont. \96&. Leasburg-Salem. 1971. Yanceyville. 1974. 
Ingram, Osmond Kelly E Tuscumbia, Ala. 1940 1943 1945 38 

Trans, from N. Ala. Conf., 1941. Hemp. 1941. Sunset Park. 1942. Erwin. 1946. Oxford. 1950. Elizabeth City. 

1954. Prof Duke, Univ., 1959. Prof and Assoc. Dean of Students, 1968. Prof., Duke Div. School, 1969. 
Jackson, Lester Polk E Roanoke, Va., 1947 1947 1949 31 

Trans, from Va. Conf., 1952. Belhaven. 1952. St. Paul. 1954. West Nash. 1959. Nashville. 1961. Rosemary. 1969. 

Raleigh: St. James, 1974. Hamlet: First, 1978. 
Jackson, Wilbur Ivan E Wilmington 1959 1959 1962 19 

Franklin. 1960. Fairmont. 1961. Knightdale. 1962. Garber. 1964. Hay St.: Assoc, 1968. Aberdeen. 1973. Davis 

Street. 1976. 
Jeffries, William Mac E Rkhmond.Va. 1954 1954 1958 20 

Sanford. 1956. Marshallberg. 1957. Whitakers. 1959. Parkwood. 1961. Spec. Appt., American Friends Service 

Comm., 1964. Mt. Zion. 1975. 
Jenkins, Theodore Roosevelt R Rocky Mount 1932 1934 1936 37 

Leasburg Ct.. 1932. Mebane. 1935. Maxton. 1939. Plymouth. 1943. Ann St.. 1947. Davis St., 1952. Jacksonville. 

1956. Haymount. I960. Roanoke Rapids. 1965. Retired, 1969. 

88 



Jernigan, Julius Oscar 2 E FayeMeville 1955 1955 1956 23 

Marshallberg. 1959. Chaplain, VA Hospital, Waco, Texas, 1960. Chaplain, VA Hospital, fa^'e^ewV/e. 1973. 
Jesse, Durward Douglas e Transfer 1968 1968 1972 10 

Garner: St. Andrews, 1970. Carthage. 1976. 
Jinnette, Henry Gurney E Greenville 1970 1970 1972 8 

Trans, from Ky. Conf., 1970. Kenansville. 1970. South Smithfield. 1973. Supernumerary, 1974. Brogden- Falling 

Creek. 1976. 
Johnson, Clarence Reginald E Rocky Mount 1966 l%8 1968 12 

Appointed as student, 1966. Pleasant Grove, 1967. Student, Edinburgh Univ., 1970. Oleander. 1974. Tabor City. 

1977. 
Johnson, George William E wuson 19S8 i%i i96i 20 

Rock Creek. 1958. Yanceyville. 1961. Faith. 1968. Webb-Ave.-Trinity. 1971. Burlington: Emmanuel, 1974. 

Gamer: First, 1976. 
Johnson, Harvey Bynum E Durham 1953 1955 i960 25 

SilerCityCt.. \953. Apex. 1958. Wesley Mem. 1961. Wellons Vil. 1963. Methodist Retirement Home, Adm. Asst., 

1966. Admin. -Chaplain, Moravian Home, Inc., 1972. 
Johnson, Robert Leon, Jr. E Lakeland, Fla. 1957 1954 19S8 21 

Trans, from Fla. Conf., 1957. Dir. Wesley Fdn. UNC-CH, 1957. 
Jones, Barney Lee E Brooklyn, N.Y. 1944 1944 1944 34 

U.S. Navy Chaplain, 1944. Student, Yale. Instructor, Duke, 1948. U.S. Navy Chaplain, 1950. Chaplain, Duke 

Univ., 1953. Asst. Dean, Duke, 1956. Assoc, prof., Duke and Asst. Dean,Trinity College, Duke Univ., 1964, Prof. 

Dept of Religion, Duke Univ., 1973. 
Jones, Horace Carroll r Griffin, Ca. 1925 1922 1930 5 

Trans, from Holston Conf., 1952. Millbrook. 1952. Jenkins Mem., 1957. Retired, 1959. 
Jones, James David 5 E Greenville 1%3 1%2 1%5 15 

St. Paul-Trinity. \960. Sandhill Ct.. \964. St. John-Gibson, \969. Stedman. 1975. W'l/mm^/on.- Sunset Park, 1977. 
Jones, Norwood Lee E Sanford 1949 1949 1951 29 

Southport. 1950. Goshen-Keener. 1953. Trinity. 1956. Fuquay-Varina. 1961. Louisburg. 1966. Englewood, 1970. 

Elizabeth City, District Superintendent, 1974. 
Jones, Vassar Wilson 6 E Rocky Mount 1960 1957 1963 18 

Mt. Tirzah. 1960. McMannen. 1963. Louisburg, 1970. Weldon, 1973. Camp Ground. 1975. 
Jordan, Robert Harry E wflmington i95i i95i 1953 27 

Pembroke Ct.. 1951. Southport. 1953. Roseboro. 1957. Murfreesboro. 1961. Snow Hill-Calvary. 1965. Nashville. 

1969. New Bern: Garber, 1973. Oxford. 1977. 
Joyce, Johnie LeRoy R Rocky Mount 1932 1935 1937 40 

White Mem.-City Road. 1933. Richlands. 1935. Straits-Harlowe. 1935. Mt. Olive Ct., 1938. U.S. Army, 1942. 

Carrboro, 1945. Glen Raven. 1949. Four Oaks. 1951. Havelock. 1956. Garner. 1958. Epworth. 1961. Rocky Mt.: 

First, 1965. Henderson: First, 1969. Retired, 1973. 
Joyner, Frank Beiton, Jr. E wumington 1959 1959 i%i 19 

Pine Valley, 1961. Oleander-Pine Valley. \96\. Bahama-Mt. Bethel. 1965. Dir. of Ed. Ministries, Youth & Young 

Adult, 1968. Coordinator, Youth Ministries and Camping, 1970. Coord., Chil. and Youth Ministries, 1971. 

Coordinator, Leadership Development and Adult Work, Conf. Council on Ministries, 1973. Mebane. 1974. 

Durham: Trinity, 1978. 
Juren, Jerry Jay E Burlington 1964 1964 1968 14 

Mt. Tirzah, 1964. St. John. 1967. Carver sCk., 1968. Pembroke: First-Calvary, 1972. Durham: Parkwood, 1978. 
Keel, Philip W. la Durham 1972 1972 1974 5 

Banks-Grove Hill, \913. Aurora. 1976. Leave of Absence, 1978. 
King, Arnold Kimsey, Jr. l E Greenville I956 1956 1959 22 

Chapel Hill: Aldersgate, 1956. Assoc. Edenton St., 1961. Ahoskie. 1964. Woodland. 1970. Administrator, 

Methodist Retirement Home, 1974. 
Kinley, Grady Lee E Sanford 1949 1949 1951 29 

Bladen, 1950. Burgaw. 1952. Bethesda. 1956. St. John-Gibson. 1958. Webb Ave.. 1962. Winstead. 1966. Star. 

1968. Princeton. 1970. Tyrell. 1972. Angier. 1976. Bahama. 1977. 
Kirby, Wallace Hines E Buriington 1952 1953 1954 26 

Fremont. 1954. Wallace. 1960. Dunn. 1964. Hay Street. 1968. Raleigh: Edenton Street, 1974. 
Knight, Robert Norman E Durham 1953 1953 1953 25 

Moyock. 1953. Trinity. 1961. Maysville. 1963. Wendell, 1967. Clayton, \912. Sunset Park. 1976. Franklinton. 1977. 

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Knott, Thomas Garland E Duriiun I972 1952 1953 6 

Trans, from N. Miss. Conf., 1972. Professor, Methodist College, 1972. 
Lamneck, Forrest D. E FayenevUie 1978 o 

Transferred from East Ohio, 1978. Eureka- Yelverton. 1978. 
Lancaster, Alton Scott 3 R Greenville 1948 1950 1952 25 

Marvin. \94S. Roanoke Cl.. 195 \. Pasquotank Cl.. \952. Pine Forest. 1954.Sa/ew, 1958. Vanceboro. \96i. Franklin 

Mem.. 1964. Institute. 1968. Washington Ct.. 1972. Retired, 1973. 
Lancaster, Charles Hubert E Atiaiita,Ga. 1959 1959 i96i 19 

Trans, from Ky. Conf., 1959. Dublin. 1960. Southport. 1961. Ashbury-Pineview, 1965. Creedmoor. 1966. Disability 

Leave, 1971. Social Worker, Umstead Hospital, Butner. 1977. 
Lancaster, EcWOOd Colon 4 E Fayetteville 1975 1968 1978 3 

Norman. 1971. Wesley s Chapel. 1973. 
Lancaster, James Robert, Jr. E Fayetteyiiie 1969 i%9 9 

Fayetteville: ]o\\x\son Mem., \9(s9 . Rehoboth-Harris Chapel. 1977. 
LangSton, James Frederick E FayettenUe 1973 1973 1976 5 

Mattamuskeet. 1975. Chowan. 1977. 
Lanning, Jesse Herbert R AsheWiie 1917 1919 1925 38 

Trans, from W.N.C. Conf., 1922. Trans, to Pac. Conf., 1922. Trans, into N.C. Conf., 1924. Riverside- Bridgeton 

Charge. 1924. Oxford Circuit. 1925. Rowland. 1928. City Road. 1930. Smithfield. 1934. Roxboro: Long Mem., 

1937. Hamlet. 1939. Durham: Calvary, 1943. Clinton. 1945. Rockingham: First, 1949. Graham. 1951. Plymouth. 

1954. Fayetteville: Christ Ch., 1958. Retired, 1960. 
Leatherman, Harold Franklin E Kinston 1950 1951 1952 28 

Henderson: City Road, 1950. Knightdale-Ebenezer. 1953. Ebenezer. 1955. Manteo. 1959. Morehead: First, 1963. 

Kinston: Queen St., 1968. New Bern Dist. Supt., 1973. Sanford: St. Luke, 1978. 
Lee, Allen Clarence R Rocky Mount 1932 1934 1936 37 

Hatteras. 1932. Fairfield. 1934. Pasquotank. 1936. St. Pauls. 1968. Scotland Neck. 1940. Red Springs. 1944. 

Louisburg. 1948. Calvary. 1951. Hamlet. 1954. Farmville. 1958. Trinity. 1962. Rosemary. Roanoke Rapids. 1966. 

Retired, 1969. 
Lee, Don Paul E Durham 1972 1972 1975 6 

Four Oaks: \914. Smith. 1976. 
Lee, Henry WestbrOOk 5 E Fayetteville 1975 1975 1978 3 

Dublin. \970. Stedman. 1976. 
Lee, James Carroll E Durham 1972 1972 1975 6 

Greenville: St. James Asso., 1974. Laurinburg. St. Luke, 1976. 
Lee, Percy Owen R Fayetteville 1925 1927 1929 37 

Harlow. 1925. Seven Springs. 1925. Windsor. 1927. Jones Ct.. 1931. Wallace-Rose Hill. 1932. Maxton. 1935. 

Clayton. 1939. Stantonsburg. 1943. Raeford. 1947. Weldon. 1953. Whiteville. 1956. Retired, 1962. 
Leeland, Paul Lee E Fayetteville 1973 1973 1976 5 

Lucama. \9()%. Spring-Gary sburg. \969. Frankiinlon. 1973. Chaplain, Duke Medical Center. 1975. 
Lewis, David Milton E Greenville 1948 1949 1950 29 

Aulander. 1948. Swan Quarter. 1949. Fremont. 1954. Stoneway. 1954. Atlantic. 1958. Hubert. 1960. Asbury- 

Pineview. 1965. Pinebluff. 1966. Glenwood-Rockingham. 1967. Glenwood-Trinity. 1970. Fairview. 1971. Currituck. 

1972. Chalham-Zion. 1974. 7"/-o>' C/>cw7. 1976. 
Lewis, Henry Barton r Raleigh 1937 1940 1942 36 

Vanceboro. 1937. Alamance. 1941. Afav>' Chaplain. 1943. Morehead City, 1956. Whitakers. 1946. C^dar Grove, 

1948. Ber/ie/. 1953. Carr, 1954. Car>', 1959. 5/7er C/7>'. 1964. A/onfeo, 1968. Retired. 1973. 
Lewis, Ralph Henry R Seoul, Korea 1929 1936 1936 30 

Trans, from Little Rock Conf., 1935. Stumpy Point. 1935. Wanchese. 1941. Glen Raven. 1942. Dover. 1945. 

Maysville. 1949. St. Luke. 1954. Bahama. 1959. Retired, 1965. 
Lewis, Vance Allen l R Walkertown 1932 1936 1937 35 

Hatteras. 1932. Colfax, 1933. Harmony Ct.. 1934. Hatteras. 1935. Bakersville-Asheville, 1936. Hamptonvilte. 1937. 

5/jtfM/>>' /»/.. 1938. Pasquotank. 1941. Wanchese. 1944. Sabbatical Leave, 1947. Withdrew from Conf., 1948. 

Returned to Conf., 1952. Roper. 1952. fy/a/irf, 1954. Pinetops. 1955. /?/f/i Square, 1960. Kinston. 1962. Garysburg. 

1965. Gar/aw/, 1966. OuMn, 1969. Richlands Cl.. 1970. Midway-Bethlehem. 1971. CoreCree^, 1975. Retired, 1977. 
Lineberger, James Worth r Durham 1932 1934 1936 4i 

Stem. 1933. St. John-Gibson, 1936. Faison-Kenansville-Wilmington. 1940. Chadboum. 1944. Fuquay. 1948. £>urtn- 

Z)/v/>ie, 1952. Centenary. 1957. Spec. Appt.: Supt., Meth. Home for Children, 1962. Retired, 1974. 

90 



Lister, Joe Davis 2 E Fayeneville 1976 1976 1978 2 

Yanceyville. 1974. 
Little, Brooks Bivens E Kinston 1950 1950 1952 28 

Upper Room Editorial Assoc, 1950. Dir., Upper Room Lib. and Museum, 1967. (SEJ) Historical, 1978 
Litzenberger, Charles Maynard e Durham 1972 1972 1975 6 

Caledonia: 1974. Fayetteville: Hay Street Asso., 1975. Supernumerary, 1976. Lake Waccamaw. 1978. 
Lloyd, Frank Irwin, Jr. 5 e Montogomery, au. 1959 1959 1962 19 

Trans, from Ala. Conf., 1959. Bynum, 1958. Burner Community, 1963. Pittsboro, 1968. Selma: Edgerton Mem., 

1969. Fayeneville: Haymount (Assoc), 1971. Durham: Calvary, 1974. 
Loftis, Thomas Edgar E Durham 1961 1%1 1964 17 

Associate, Rockingham: First, 1963 (Assoc), Jar\'is Mem.. 1967. Si. Matthews, 1970. Oxford, 1974. Dunn: 

Divine St., 1977. 
Long, John O. R Rocky Mount 1920 1922 1924 35 

Pastoral record information not available. Retired. 
Lovelace, Henry Neal e i97i 1968 i97i 8 

Trans, in from N. Ark., 1967. Tabernacle-Marrow's Chapel, 1971. Creedmoor, 1978. 
Lowdermilk, William Phifer E Greenville 1956 1956 i960 22 

Student, 1956. Culbreth Mem., 1958. Asst. Dir. Public Relations, Meth. Coll., 1963. Dir. Public Relations, 

Meth. Coll., 1972. Assistant to the President, 1974. 
Loy, James Columbus E Durham 1961 1961 1%2 17 

Kipling. 1961. yVew Hope, 1966. Calvary Mem., 1969. Raleigh: Macedonia, 1973. 
Lugar, Lawrence Edward 4 e Virginia 1952 1954 1959 26 

Trans, from Va. Conf. 1960. Assoc, Wilson: First, 1960. Evansdale-Black Creek, 1962. Riverside, 1964. mison: 

West Nash, 1968. Mi. Gilead: First, 1972. Fayetteville: Salem, 1974. Ahoskie. 1978. 
Lupton, James Glen 6 E Kinston 1962 1960 1962 17 

Seven Springs, 1962. Beech Grove, 1964. St. Paul, 1965. South River, 1968. Angler. 1972. Salem. 1976. 
Maddry, Hubert Alexander, Jr. e Fayetteville 1978 o 

Transferred from Virginia, 1978. VA Chaplain, 1978. 
Maides, John Thomas, Jr. E Henderson 1946 1947 1948 32 

Rosemary, 1946. Roanoke Ct.. 1947. Stantonsburg, 1951. Wesley Mem.. 1954. Longview Gardens. 1958. Ashbury, 

1961. Trinity: Jacksonville, 1964. Long Mem., 1969. Kinston: Queen St., 1973. Mt. Olive: First, 1975. 
M aness, Madison Ward R Durham 1933 1935 1937 37 

Kennekeet, 1933. South Camden. 1936. Manteo. 1939. Tarboro: St. James, 1944. Mount Gilead, 1948. Lakewood, 

1951. Burlington: Webb Ave., 1954. Fairmont: Trinity, 1958. Fayetteville: Camp Ground, 1960. Fayetteville: 

Trinity, 1966. Arran Lake-Trinity. 1969. Retired, 1970. 
Maness, Tracy Aubrey E Rocky Mount i960 i960 1963 18 

Trans, from Ohio Conf., 1959. Morris Chapel, 1960. Associate, Front St.. 1963. Providence, 1964. Chaplain, 

USA, 1965. 
Maness, William L. R WOmington 1915 1917 1919 41 

Pastoral record information not available. Retired. 
Mangum, Robert Lee E wuson 1958 1958 i960 20 

Trans, from Ky. Conf., 1958. Pembroke: First, 1958. Sandy Plains, 1963. Robeson Church and Community Center, 

1977. 
Mann, Milton Thomas E wamington 1959 i960 1961 19 

Tabernacle. 1959. Knightdale. 1961. Macon, 1962. Providence, 1965. Duke Chapel. 1970. Hertford, 1972. 

Wilmington: Trinity, 1977. 
Mann, William Joseph E FayetteviUe 1971 1971 1974 7 

Student, Yale, 1971. Wilmington: Wesley Memorial Assoc, 1973. Campus Minister, N. C. State, 1976. 
Mason, Lemuel Reynolds, Jr. E FayetteviUe 1974 1955 1957 4 

Trans, from W. Va. Conf., 1974. Oxford Circuit. 1974. Henderson: White Memorial, 1977. 
Mayo, Leonard Edward lO E Rocky Mount 1966 1958 1960 12 

Pikeville, 1966. Asbury. 1968. Pine Forest. 1969. Star, 1973. Rockingham: Roberdel, 1978. 
Meacham, Benjamin Franklin R New Bem 1936 1938 1940 40 

Mt. Gilead Ct., 1936. Siler City., 1940. Caledonia. 1941. Chaplain, USAF, 1942. Durham Ct.. 1946. West 

Rockingham. 1946. Fayetteville Ct.. 1950. Chaplain, USAF, 1951. St. Paul's. 1968. Retired, 1976. 
Meacham, William Franklin 7 R Raleigh 1954 1956 1958 20 

Morehead City: Franklin Mem., 1945. Stumpy Point. 1945. Creswell. 1947. Milton. 1949. Sandhill Circuit. 

1959. Candor. 1960. Ellerbe. 1965. Supernumerary, 1974. Retired, 1977. 

91 



Meadows, Daniel Edgar lO R Greenville 1%3 1956 1958 12 

Hatteras Charge. 1953. Bath. 1956. New Hope. 1959. Hollands-Mt. Zion. 1965. Bailey. 1967. Retired, 1975. 
Measamer, Elwin Harrell R Henderson 1930 1932 1934 40 

Town Creek, 1930. Newport. 1932. Rougemont. 1934. Fairfield. 1936. Dover. 1937. Laurel Hill. 1938. Orange. 

1942. Littleton Ct.. 1945. Whitakers. 1948. A:e«/>'. 1953. Coifon, 1957. Aulander. 1958. 5prmg //ope, 1960. f/rj/ 

Meth. Ch.. Wilson Asso., 1963. Middlesex. 1965. Emergency Sick Leave, 1966. Pinelops. 1967. Retired, 1970. 
Meeidns, Earl Ray 9 R Durham 1953 1950 1952 11 

Columbia. 1953. Perquimans. 1955. Robbins. 1957. Friendship. 1958. Columbia. 1961. Retired, 1964. 
Megill, George Caskey E Kinston 1950 1951 1952 28 

Trans, from Okla. Conf., 1949. Westover- Pleasant Grove. 1950. Westover. 1953. Fellowship. 1954. 5f. Luke. 1959. 

Left for study in mission field (Brazil), 1961. Missionary to Brazil, 1970. 
Mercer, Charles Henry E wuson 1942 1943 1944 36 

Swansboro. 1943. Sunset Park. 1946. Fairmont: Trinity, 1951. Mebane. 1956. Smithfield: Centenary, 1960. 

Laurinburg: First, 1965. Dist. Supt., New Bern Dist., 1968. Dir., Conf. Council on Ministries, 1973. Dist. 

Supt., Durham 1978. 
Merriman, David Blair i e Fayette»iUe 1973 1973 1977 5 

Andrews-Soapstone. 1972. Bethel. 1975. Hamlet: Fellowship, 1978. 
Methvin, Rayford Homer 2 E FayetteviUe 1975 1974 1978 3 

Bladen. 1973. Union Chapel. 1976. 
Mewbom, Charles Hall 2 E Durham 1953 1957 1959 25 

Battleboro. 1953. Windsor. 1954. Cherry Pt. 1960. St. John-Gibson. 1962. Robbins. 1967. Tabor City. 1970. 

Rockingham: East, 1974. NewlatUt-Grace. 1976. Laurel Hill. 1978. 
Mickey, Paul A. E Fayetteville 1976 1962 1966 2 

Transferred from East Ohio, 1976. Prof. Duke Div. School. 1976. 
Midgett, Peleg Dameron, III E New Bern 1957 1958 i960 21 

Oxford Circuit. 1956. Chapel Hill: Aldersgate, 1961. Creedmoor. 1965. Seven Springs, 1966. Four Oaks. 1966. 

Newport: St. James, 1970. Ocean View. 1975. Wallace, \911. 
Miller, Dan Lynn E 1972 1973 6 

Jacksonville: Trinity, Assoc, 1972. Chaplain Program, UNC-CH, 1975. Chaplain, Memorial Hosp., Houston, 

1976. 
Miller,James Herbert, Jr. E Sanfonl 1949 1949 1951 29 

Moyock, 1950. Westminster, 1951. Snow Hill: Calvary Mem., 1956. St. Luke, 1961. Beaufort: Ann St., 1965. 

Centenary, 1970. FayetteviUe Dist. Supt., 1973. 
Miller, Melvin Ray R Tulsa, Okla. 1930 1933 1935 31 

Trans, from C. Tex. Conf., 1945. USA Chaplain, 1945. Arran Lake, 1966. Supernumerary, 1968. St. Paul-Trinity, 

1969. Retired, 1971. 

Minnis, Jesse F. r High Point 1922 1922 1922 5 

Pembroke, 1956. 5an/br</.- Trinity, 1958. Lucama, 1960. Retired, 1961. 
Mitchell, Charles ManeSS E Rocky Mount 1943 1944 1945 35 

Student, Duke Univ., 1943. Atlantic, 1944. Beaufort, 1948. Havelock, 1949. Pikeville, 1951. Aulander, 1954. 

Seaboard, 1958. Elm City, 1961. Whitakers: Exec. Sec, Minister's Credit Union, 1964. Raleigh: Exec. Sec, 

Minister's Credit Union, 1965. Exec. Sec. Methodist Minister's Credit Union, 1966. Managing Director, 

Methodist Ministers Credit Union, 1974. 
Mitchell, John David S E Burlington 1964 1966 1968 14 

Pine Level, 1960. Silk Hope, 1964. Piney Grove-Hickory Grove, 1968. FayetteviUe: Victory, 1973. Roanoke, 1972. 
Moe, David Laughlin E utica, n.v. 1947 1947 1949 21 

Trans, from No. N.Y. Conf., 1957.5/. Matthews, 1957. Vass, \9(>\. Swansboro, 1964. Tabor City. 1969. Rose Hill. 

1970. Carthage. 1974. Carrboro. 1976. Shallotte: Camp, 1977. 

Mooney, Robert Cleveland, Jr. E Decatur, Ala. 1942 1943 1944 31 

Trans, from N. Ala. Conf, 1947. Eastover. 1947. Duke Chapel. 1951. Grifton. 1953. Williamston. 1956. Southern 
Pines. 1959. Chestnut St.. 1963. Raeford. 1968. Graham: First, 1970. Cary: First, 1975. Durham: Asbury, 1978. 

Moore, G. Nelson R Maysville. Ky. 1926 1930 1932 31 

Pastoral record information not available. Retired. 

Moore, Jack Warren E Chicago, ill. 1958 1958 i960 18 

Trans, from Rock River Conf., 1960 Dean, N.C. Wesleyan College, 1960. Prof., N.C. Wesleyan College, 1972. 

Moore, Robert Freeman E Kinston 1950 1950 1952 28 

Aurora. 1950. Maysville, 1954. Carthage. 1959. Red Springs. 1963. Garner: First, 1969. Christ's Ch.. 1970. 
FayetteviUe: Christ, 1970. Swansboro, 1975. 

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Moore, Samuel Street 8 E Rocky MomU J960 1957 1959 18 

Franklin Mem., \954. Cokesbury. \960. Erwin. \966. Goshen-Keener, 1972. Wendell. 1976. 
Moorman, Julian P. e 4 

Trans, from Holston, 1974. Chaplain, N.C. Dept. of Correction, 1974. 
Morgan, Robert Whittdsey E Durham i96i i%i i964 i? 

Assoc, Asbury. 1961. Assoc, Carr. \962. Spring Hope. 1964. Mr Zion. 1969. H'/Vion.- Winstead, 1973. 
Morris, Alvin Joseph ll E FayetteviUe 1976 1968 1978 2 

Magnolia. 1965. Oleander-Pine Valley. 1968. Rowland: First, 1976. 
Morris, Clarence Poe r BuHington 1932 1932 1938 44 

Orange. 1937. East Rockingham, 1942. Trinity-Troy. 1946. Exec. Sec, Methodist Bd. of Ed., 1950. Assoc. Dir., 

Christian Nurture-Training, 1970. Camp Don Lee Dir. and Minister of Ed. in Pamlico Parish, 1973. Retired, 1976. 
Morrison, Charles Kenneth 1 e Fayetteviiie 1974 1974 i978 4 

Spring-Garysburg. 1973. Trinity. 1976. Nashville. 1978. 
Morrison, John Edward E FayeHeviiie 1973 1973 1976 5 

Hart-Speight, 1965. West Halifax. 1967. Roanoke Rapids: First Assoc, 1972. Riverside. 1975. Council on 

Ministries Staff, 1977. 
Moser, Rick Alton 1 E FayetteviUe 1976 1976 1978 2 

RedOak.\915. 
Moser, Robert Edward Lee R Greensboro 1934 1934 1938 42 

Spencer. 1934. Fountain Place. 1936. Clark St.. 1940. Vance. 1945. Gardner-Ebenezer. 1950. Gamer. 1953. Trinity. 

1958. Raeford. 1962. Burlington: Davis Street, 1968. Retired, 1976. 
Mullikin, Wade Allen 6 E Burlington 1964 1960 1963 14 

Mt. Pleasant. 1964. Evansdale- Black Creek. 1976. 
Murphy, Miles, Jr. E Raleigh 1956 1956 1958 22 

Laurinburg Circuit. 1956. Red Springs. 1959. Spec. Appts.: Chaplain, USAF, 1964. Chaplain, VA Hospital, 1967. 
Murray, Eric Octavious 2 E Raleigh 1965 i960 i%3 13 

Allensdale. 1965. Union Chapel, \96S. Hollands, \914. Asbury-Dover, \915. Faith, 1976. 

Musser, Benjamin Franklin R Rocky Mount 1943 1945 1946 26 

Spring Hope, 1943. Elm City, 1948. Seaboard, 1952. Nashville, 1956. Englewood. 1961. Wrightsville, 1965. Retired, 

1969. 
Myers, Charies Donald E Durham 1972 1972 1974 6 

Halifax, 1970. FayetteviUe: St. Andrews, 1975. Haw River. 1977. 
Meyers, Hiram Earl r womington 1915 1914 1918 42 

Graham, 1915. Trans, to W.N.C. Conf., 1920. Trans, back to N.C. Conf., 1920. City Rd. Meth., 1920. Duke Mem., 

1923. Prof., Duke Univ., 1926. Retired, 1958. 
McCallum, James Hector E Greensboro 1942 1945 1947 36 

Hoffman Ct., 1942. Mt. Zion, 1944. Bowmore-Piney Grove, 1947. Laurinburg-Cool Springs. 1949. Maxton, 1951. 

Cool Springs-Hoffman, 1953. Jones-Piney Grove, 1956. Fayetteviiie: John Wesley, 1963. Admin. Assistant to the 

Cabinet, 1968. Sanford Dist. Supt., 1972. Council on Ministries Staff, 1977. 
McCarver, Clyde Gay E Raleigh 1944 1944 1946 34 

Roxboro Circuit. 1944. Dukes Chapel. 1947. Sunset Park. 1951. Troy: Trinity, 1954. Washington: First, 1958. 

Chapel Hill: University, 1962. Wilmington Dist. Supt., 1966. Raleigh: Hayes Barton, 1971. Rockingham Dist. 

Supt., 1975. 
McComas, William P. E Fayetteviiie 1975 I960 1964 3 

Trans, from W. Va., 1975. Creswell. 1975. Allensville-Trinity. 1976. Bethel. 1978 
McCoy, Michael Ryan E FayetteviUe 1973 1973 1976 5 

Vance. 1975. 
McCullen, Billie Rudolph lO E Burlington 1964 1958 1960 14 

Institute Charge. 1954. Faison Charge. 1957 Bethany Church. 1965. Oxford Charge, 1966. Pink Hill. 1968. Vance- 

boro Charge. 1969. Micro-Fellowship. 1971. 
McDonald, Walter Neil E Kinston 1950 1950 1952 28 

Riverside. 1950. Franklinton. 1953. Prof., Louisburg College, 1956. 
McKay, David Ray E GreenviUe 1%3 1963 1968 15 

Trans, from N.Y. Conf., 1963. Pembroke First. 1963. Town Creek. 1964. Trinity-St. Paul. 1967. Pink Hill. 1969. 

Robersonville. 1970. Clinton Circuit, 1972. Mamers. 1976. Glendon. 1978. 
McKay, Thomas Ray la Burlington 1964 1966 1968 14 

Town Creek. 1%4. Cokesbury, 1968. Erwin. 1972. Carolina Beach: St. Paul, 1973. Leave of Absence, 1978. 

93 



McKee, Robert Fullerton E Buriington 1952 1952 1953 26 

Louisburg College. 1952. Garland. 1954. Chadbourn. 1955. Trinity. 1958. Richlands. 1961. Bethel. 1967. Dunn: 

Divine St., 1973. Raleigh: Longview, 1977. 
McKenzie, Charles Ervin E Fayetteviiie 1973 1973 1977 5 

Student, 1973. Eiiz. City. City First Associate. 1975. Pasquotank. 1977. 
McKenzie, George Robert, Jr. E Durham 1953 19S3 1955 25 

Assoc, yarvM Mem.. 1954. St. Matthew. 1956. Dir., Youth Work, 1957. Wynnewood Pk.. 1960. Westminster. 1962. 

Eliz. City. 1968. Eliz. City Dist. Supt., 1970. Burlington: Front Street, 1974. 
McLamb, Howard McKinnon r wflmington 1935 1937 1939 43 

Pink Hill. \9i5. Fairmont. \939. Ahoskie. 1945. Hamlet. 1949. Goldsboro Dist. Supt., 1954. Jarvis Mem.. \960. Davis 

St., 1961. Bd. of Evangelism, 1965. Greenville Dist. Supt., 1970. Apex. 1975. Retired, 1978. 
McLaurin, Horace Lee E Durham i96i i96i 1966 n 

Kitty Hawk. 1961. Moyock. 1964. Fletchers Chapel, 1967. Mt. Herman, \91\. Newport, 1976. 
MacLean, Robert Abner 2 E woson 1958 i960 1962 20 

Eureka- Yeherton. \95S. Clinton Ct.. \960. Jerusalem. \963. Asbury. \965. New Hope. \969. Faison. \91Q. Seaboard. 

1972. Bladen. 1976. Silk Hope. 1977. 
McMillan, John Samuel 4 E Fayetteville I968 1%8 1971 10 

Olivet. 1964. Coast- Pleasant Plains. 1966. St. Paul Assoc. 1969. Greenville: Holy Trinity, 1974. Carrboro. 1977. 
McMillan, Samuel Duncan, Jr. e New Bern 1957 1957 i%i 21 

Trinity. 1956. Wellons Village. 1959. St. Matthew's. 1963. Mt. Gilead. 1969. Laurinburg: First, 1972. Henderson: 

First, 1977. 
Nagel, Donald Charles e Durham i96i 1961 i%3 n 

Student, Duke Div. School, 1961. Cary: First (Assoc), 1963. Hollands. 1965. Student, NCSU, 1967. Student, 

UNC, 1969. Norfolk, Med. Intern, 1972. Resident in Family Practice Riverside Hos., Newport News, 1973. Assistant 

Professor, U.N.C. Asheville, 1975. 
Naider, Konstantly Marceli R Warsaw, Poland 1926 1926 1926 44 

Missionary to Polish People in N.C. Conf., 1953. Retired, 1972. 
Neese, William Junius E WUmington 1940 1942 1944 38 

Eno. 1940. Marvin-St. Paul. \94\. ElmCity. 1943. Ellerbe. \941 .Jonesboro. 1952. Fifth Ave., 1957. Roanoke Rapids. 

1959. Haymount. 1965. Wilmington Dist. Supt., 1971. Goldsboro: St. Paul, 1975. 
Newman, William Winter E Rocky Mcunt 1966 1966 1968 12 

Hightowers. 1966. Front St.. Assoc, 1968. Apex, 1969. Staff, N.C. Council of Churches, 1970. Left without 

appointment, 1973. Staff, Migrant and Seasonal Farm Workers Assoc, 1974. 
Newton, Pliny Foster R Bonne Terre, Mo. 1925 1928 1930 28 

Trans, from Mo. Conf., 1935. Kenly. 1935. Rich Square. 1939. Enfield. 1945. Whiteville. 1949. Weldon. 1956. W. 

Burlington. 1960. Retired, 1963. 
Nickens, Charles Graham 3 E Kinston 1950 I950 1954 25 

Oriental, 1947. Grimesland. 1948. Windsor. 1952 Sick Leave, 1954. Duplin. 1955. Eliz. City: City Rd., 1960. 

Tabor City. 1965. Sick Leave, 1968. Newland-Grace, 1969. Pikesville. 1976. 
Nicks, Robert Lee E Henderson 1946 1945 1948 32 

Burlington Ct.. 1947. Bahama. 1950. Trinity. 1951. Meth. Home for Children, 1956. Grace, 1962. Calvary, 1965. 

Beaufort, 1970. Smithfield: Centenary, 1975. Disability, 1977. 
O'Briant, Clarence Edgar i e Fayetteviiie 1974 1974 1978 4 

5/7A: Hope. 1973. Currituck, 1977. 
O'Keef, Robert David E Fayetteviiie 1975 1975 1978 3 

Asbury-Bethlehem. \915. Kinston: Queen SUeel. 1978. 
Old, Marshall Roy E FayetteWUe 1973 1973 1976 5 

Jacksonville: Trinity, 1975. 
Oliver, James Ralph E Buriington 1964 1964 1%7 14 

Chestnut Ridge. 1964. Assoc, Long Mem.. 1966. Brooksdale-Brookland. 1967. Knightdale, 1971. Durham: 

Lakewood, 1972. Elm City. 1975. 
Ormond, John Kern R Raleigh 1937 1939 1941 40 

Princeton. 1937. Carrboro. 1938. Oriental. 1939. Chaplain, U.S. Army, 1942. Benson. 1945. Ahoskie. 1949. Trimly. 

1953. Trans, to N.M. Conf., 1958. Trans, from N. Mex. Conf., 1960. Bailey. 1960. Farmville. 1962. Garner. 

1964. Hamlet: First, 1969. Eliz. City: First, 1971. Retired, 1977. 
Ormond, John Kern, Jr. E Raleigh i%5 1965 1969 I2 

Assoc, Edenton St.. 1969. Ministry In and To Society, 1974. 

94 



Osborn, Robert T. E Seattle, Wash. 1954 1954 1955 24 

Trans, from Pacific N.W. Conf., 1954. Prof., Duke Univ., 1954. 
Oulton, Jo-Ann Merritt E FayettevUle 1973 1973 1978 5 

Student, 1973. Wilmington: Wesley Memorial, 1976, 
Owen, John Malloy, III E Burlington 1952 1954 1955 26 

Greenville: St. James, 1953. Clayton. 1959. Raleigh: St. Mark's, 1964. 
Owen, Travis Winefred 6 E Durham 1961 1958 1963 17 

Pembroke a.. \9(>\. Carver's Cr., \962. Burgaw. \%9. Ayden. 1975. 
Owens, Charles Edward e Durham 1959 1953 1953 25 

Trans, from Texas Conf., 1959. Kittrell- Plank Chapel. 1959. Burgaw. 1961. Warsaw. 1968. Fairmont: Trinity, 

1970. Burlington: St. Paul's, 1973. Warrenton: Wesley Memorial, 1978. 

Parker, Joseph Chapman 6 E Burlington 1964 1961 1964 14 

Lane's Chapel. 1964. Cherry Pt.. \965. Asbury-Dover. 1970. Vass. 1975 
Parrish, John Henry 9 r Raleigh 1954 1950 1953 I6 

Robbins. 1953. Rowland. 1956. Roxboro. I960. Fair Bluff. 1964. Retired, 1969. 
Parvin, James Burbank E Wilmington 19S9 1959 i96i 19 

Institute. 1959. Norlina. 1962. Tarboro: St. James, 1964. Wetdon. 1968. Aft. Olive: First, 1971. Jacksonville: 

Trinity, 1975. 
Paschal, John Sidney 4 e Goidsboro i%7 1967 1970 11 

Sanford: Trinity, 1963. Chapel Hill: Orange, 1966. Assoc, Clinton: First, 1972. Southern Pines. 1974. 
Pate, Robert Bruce E Durham 1953 1953 1955 25 

Bridgeton. 1954. St. Mark. 1957. Wynnewood. 1962. Norlina. 1964. Knightdale. 1968. Clinton: Grace, 1971. 

Durham: Glendale Heights, 1977. 
Patten, Brooks E Rocky Mount 1943 1945 1945 35 

Robbins Ct.. 1943. Chaplain, U.S. Army, 1945. Stedman. 1946. Wesley Found.. 1948. Chaplain, U.S. Army, 1950. 

Pittsboro. \951. Highland. \954. Aberdeen. \959. Bethany. \963. Jonesboro Hgls.. 1966. Jacksonville: ^onhv^oods, 

1969. New Bern: Trinity, 1973. Hamlet: Fellowship, 1974. Weldon. 1978. 

Payne, Argel Harold E Goidsboro i%7 i%i 1964 ii 

Trans, from Va. Conf., 1966. White Mem.. 1966. Pleasant Gr.. 1970. Gatesville. 1973. Burgaw. 1975. 

Pearce, Harvey Worth 4 E Asheviiie 1954 1957 1959 24 

Trans, from W.N.C. Conf., 1957. North Gates, 1957. Columbia. 1959. Halifax, 1961. Saxapahaw, 1964. Webb Ave.. 

1966. Riverside. 1969. Pittsboro: First, 1972. Union Chapel. 1974. Northampton. 1976. 

Pearsall, John Sanders E Fayetteville 1955 1955 1957 23 

Trans, from S. Calif. -Ariz. Conf., 1957. Carolina Beach. 1957. Bethesda. 1958. Grace. 1959. Robersonville, 1960. 

Chaplain to E.N.C. Sanatorium, 1962. Sims. 1962. Chaplain, V.A., 1966. 
Pegg, Jabez Paul R Asheboro 1927 1927 1931 40 

Flat Rock. 1927. Glen Raven. 1931. State St.. 1935. Granville. 1937. St. John-Gibson. 1942. Seaboard, 1947. 

Nashville, 1951. Riverside. 1956. Fellowship. 1961 Kenansville. 1962. Bethel-Concord. 1965. Bolivia. 1965. Troy Ct.. 

1967. Retired, 1967. 

Peterson, Francis Gerald E Kinston i%2 1962 1965 16 

Palmer's Grove. 1962. Woodington- Webb's, \965. Belhaven. 1967. Gree/iv(7/e- St. James, Assoc, 1970. Coordinator, 
Children's Ministry and Camping, Conference Council on Ministries, 1974. Counselor, Court System, 1976. 

Peterson, Jather L., Jr. E Rocky Mount I960 1960 1%2 18 

Assoc, Trinity. 1961. Aurora Charge. 1963. Missionary to Congo, 1964. Assoc, Morehead City, 1967. Special: 
Chaplain and Teacher, Boylan-Haven-Mather Academy, 1968. Student, Middlebury College, 1970. Prof., Sue 
Bennett College, 1971. Prof., Ga. State Univ., 1973. 

Petteway, Warren Bernard 2 e Rocky Mount 1943 1944 1945 35 

Rougemont. 1943. E. Rockingham. 1946. Asbury. 1952. Henderson: First 1958. Duke Mem.. 1965. Wilson: First, 

1971. Raleigh Dist. Supt., 1975. 

Phillips, Grady Paul, III. E Kinston 1962 1962 1965 16 

Rocky Mt.: First, 1963. Fairmont. Assoc, 1965. Layden. 1966. Carolina Beach. 1969. Carolina Beach: St. Paul's, 

1970. Scotland Neck. 1973. Durham: McMannen, 1977. 

Phillips, Henry Arthur, Jr. l E Greenville 1956 1956 1959 22 

Allensville-Trinity. \956. Shalotte Camp. \959. Assoc, Edenton St.. 1964. Carthage. 1969. Louisburg. 1974. 

Phillips, James Donald E Rocky Mount 1966 1966 1%9 12 

Maybrook-Massey. 1966. Bahama: Mt. Bethel, 1968. Nashville. 1973. Burlington: Emmanuel, 1978. 

Phillips, Lee Allen E wason 1958 1958 1961 20 

Lumberton Ct.. 1958. Fair Bluff 1963. Oleander- Pine Valley. 1965. West Rockingham, 1968. Rockingham: 'West 

95 



Pickett, Harold Thurman E Rocky Mount i960 1960 1965 18 

Trans, from So. Baptist, 1960. Shallotte. 1960. Carrots Ch.-Sneads Ferry, 1963. Aulander. 1965. Silk Hope Ct.. 

1968. Cobb Ct . 1970. 5/. Johns-Gibson. 1975. West End. 1977. 
Plyler, Lorenzo Pierce 6 E York, Pa. i%9 1957 i959 19 

Trans, from N. lowaConf., 1969. Prof. Methodist College, 1969. 
Poe,John Robert, Sr. R New Bern 1935 1938 1940 38 

Hatteras. 1935. Aulander. 1937. Newport. 1941. Trenton. 1944. Swepsonville. 1946. W. Burlington, 1950. Fuquay 

Springs. 1965. St. Paul. 1961. Raleigh: Trinity, 1966. Retired, 1973. 
Pollock, Charles Luther 5 E Fayette»ille 1974 1974 1977 4 

Lyon Memorial. \969. Holly Springs. \910. Turkey. 1972. Wake Forest. \975. Fayetteville: ChrisU 1978. 
Pollock, Henry Fulton R McKeesport, Pa. 1928 1928 1930 14 

Trans, from Pa. Conf , 1953. Maury-Mt. Herman, 1953. Goshen, 1957. Kenly, 1959. Atlantic, 1960. Beech Gr.. 

1962. Woodington. 1963. Kinston Ct.. 1965. Retired, 1967. 
Ponder, Reginald Wallace E wumington 1959 1959 i%i 19 

Fayetteville: Lovejoy, 1959. Burlington: Leasburg, 1962. Rocky Mt.: Englewood, 1966. Sanford: St. Luke, 1970. 

New Bern District: Superintendent, 1978. 
Pope, Thomas Arnold 2 E Greenville 1956 1956 1958 22 

Stokes. 1956. Smith. 1957. Winstead. 1962. Franklinton. 1966. Meth. Coll., Spec. App., 1967. Dean of Students, 

Meth. Coll., 1970. Asst. Prof., Methodist Coll., 1973. 
Porter, Ernest Ray 2 E Gulfport, Miss. 1961 1959 1963 17 

Trans, from Miss. Conf., 1961. Bethesda. 1959. Union Grove. 1961. Associate, Hayes Barton, 1962. Selma. 1964. 

Westminster. 1968. Asso. Dir., Prog. Council Witness, Outreach & Involvement, 1971. New Bern: Centenary, 

1973. 
Ports, George William, Jr. E Lynchburg, Va. 1956 1945 1946 22 

Trans, from Virginia Conf., 1956. West Rockingham. 1956. St. Mark's, 1960. Wallace, 1964. Wilmington: Fifth 

Avenue, 1968. Burlington: West Burlington, 1974. Disability, 1978. 
Potter, Benjamin Franklin, Jr. E Greenville i%3 1963 1969 I5 

Rockingham: First, 1967. Bellemont, 1968. Columbia: Wesley Mem., 1968. Princeton. 1972. Durham: Aldersgate, 

1975. 
Poulk, Robert McDonald 7 E Rocky Mount 1960 1956 1958 18 

Beaufort Circuit. 1953. Salem, 1958. Fayetteville: C\x\bK\h Mem., 1965. Selma: Edgerton-Brietz, 1973. 
Presnell, William Michael E Fayetteville 1974 1974 1978 4 

Rock Creek, 1974. Riverside. 1977. 
Price, Robert Ewing E FayetteviUe 1977 1 

Transferred from W. New York, 1977. Chaplain, Wesieyan College, 1977. 
Pritchard, Ralph William R Bedford, Ind. 1935 1936 1937 22 

Trans, from Ind. Conf., 1953. Rich Square. 1953. Fayetteville: Wesley Hts., 1958. Cordova, 1961. Swepsonville, 

1967. Raleigh: Wesley Mem., 1971. Disability Leave, 1974. Retired, 1975. 
Privette, William Edward E Durham 1972 1972 1976 6 

Middlesex, 1968. Hebron, \91\.Fairview, 1975. Apex, 1978. 
Pullman, Robert Stanford E New Bern 1957 1958 I961 2I 

Pasquotank, 1959. Wanchese, 1961. Laurinburg: St. Luke, 1965. Student, Chandler Theo., 1969. New Bern: 

Centenary, Assoc, 1971. Burlington: Front Street Associate, 1972. Fayetteville: St. Matthews, 1974. Aberdeen, 

1978. 
Purcell, Eugene C, Jr. E Rocky Moiml 1943 1944 1945 33 

GlenRaven. \943. Fair Bluff. \949. Ahoskie. \952. Pikeville, 1958. Professor, Atlantic Christian College, 1961. 
Queen, Vergil Erwin R Fayetteville 1939 1941 1943 36 

Trans, from W.N.C. Conf., 1939. Carrboro, 1939. Haymount, 1945. Wilmington Dist. Supt., 1952. Duke Mem.. 

1956. Prof., Duke Univ., 1958. Eliz. City: First, 1959. Sanford Dist. Supt., 1964. So. Pines. 1970. Disability Leave, 

1974. Retired, 1975. 
Quigley, Horace Gilbert E New Bern 1957 1957 1959 21 

Trans, from Disciples of Christ, 1957. Richlands Ct., 1957. Angier, 1962. Daniel's Mem., 1%8. Evansdale- Black 

Creek. 1973. Asbury-Dover. 1976. New Bern: Riverside, 1978. 
Randolph, Francis Roderick la wason 1958 i960 1961 20 

Gra^ Rock. 1958. Bethesda. \%Q. Kenly. 1963. Stantonsburg, 1964. Wallace. 1968. Durham: Calvary, 1970. 

Greenville: St. James, 1974. Sabbatical, 1977. Leave of Absence, 1978. 
Redmond, Robert Charles 2 e Fayetteville 1975 1973 1976 3 

Pollocksville. 1975. Greenville: Jarvis Memorial Assoc, 1977. Wrightsville Beach, 1978. 

96 



Reed, John Edwards, Sr. l E Greenville 1956 1956 1958 22 

Andrews-Soapstone. 1955. Maybrook-Massey. 1956. Chaplain, U.S. Army, 1958. Student, Univ. of Texas, 1969. 

Asst. Prof, Coll. of the Ozarks, Arkansas, 1971. Assoc. Prof., 1976, 
Regan, James R. 5 R WOson 1942 1944 1946 25 

Stumpy Pi., 1928. Kermekeei. 1929. Hatteras. 1939. Maitamuskeet, 1940. Mamers. 1943. frw/n. 1945. Leasburg, 

1946. Troy Cl.. 1947. Pinebluff. 1949. Stem. 1951. White Mem.-Wesley. 1952. Pink Hill. 1953. South River. 1957. 

Wesley Heights. 1961. Ellerbe. 1963. Glenwood. 1965. Retired, 1967, 
Reynolds, Alonzo Lee R Kinston 1950 1950 1950 23 

Trans, from F.W, Bap., 1950, Franklin Mem.. 1950, Bethesda. 1952, Stedman. 1956, St. Pauls. 1959, West End. 

1962, Newland-Grace. 1963, Robersonville. 1967, Kittrell- Plank Chapel. 1970. Retired, 1973. 
Richardson, Allen 1.75 E Burlington 1964 1964 1966 14 

Trans, from Church of the Nazarene, 1962. Town Creek. 1962. Whiteville Ct.. 1964. Chadbourne-Evergreen. 1968. 

Chaplain Columbus County Hospital, 1977. 
Richardson, John Earl E Kinston 1950 i9Si 1952 28 

Aulander. 1951. Edenton. 1954. Riverside. 1959. Goshen- Keener. 1961. Clark St.. 1965. Franklinton. 

1969. Southport. 1973. Fayetteville: St. Matthews, 1978. 
Richey, Russell Earle e Burlington 1964 i964 1971 14 

Prof., Drew Univ., 1969. 
Rickards, James Perry E Raleigh 1954 1954 1955 24 

Clinton Ct.. 1954. Chaplain, US\F, 1955. 
Ricketts, Mac Linscott e Florida i97i 1953 1956 7 

Trans, from Florida Conf., 1971. Prof., Louisburg College, 1971. 
Ricks, Robert Dennis, Jr. 6 E Durham i96i 1959 1963 17 

Shallotte. 1955. Moyock. 1956. Star, 1959. Salem. 1964. Camp Ground. 1969. Graham. First, 1975. 
Robbins, Cecil Wayne R Rocky Mount 1932 1934 1936 42 

Mamers. 1932. Jenkins Mem.. 1934. Fremont. 1937. Mt. Olive. 1941. Warrenton. 1945. Editor, N.C. Christian 

Advocate, 1949. Pres., Louisburg College, 1955. Retired, 1974. 
Roberts, John Milton E Goldsboro 1%7 1964 1969 11 

Faison. \961. Stedman, \910. Princeton. 1975. 
Robinson, Charles Kivet e No. Texas 1973 1953 i960 5 

Trans, from N. Texas Conf., 1973. Assoc. Prof., Divinity School, Duke University, 1973. 
Rogers, Harry Lee R Fayetteville 1939 1942 1943 39 

Stem. 1939. Apex. 1941. Hallsboro. 1942. Army, 1942. Swansboro. 1946. Aurora. 1948. Whitakers. 1953. 

Middleburg. 1950. Cumberland. 1954. Cordova. 1956. Biscoe. 1959. Wendell. 1959. Daniel's Mem.. 1961. Haw 

River. 1965. Disability, 1970. Retired, 1978. 
Ross, Leon Warren R Salisbury, Md. 1956 1934 1936 13 

Trans, from Va. Conf., 1956. Roper. 1956. Macon. 1958. Mt. Pleasant. 1960. Wake Forest. 1963. Center-Cameron. 

1966. Caledonia. 1968. Retired, 1969. 
Rouse, Benjamin Charles E Greenville 1963 1963 1968 15 

Student, DukeSem., 1963. Assoc, //a>'mounr, \966. Creedmoor. \91 \. Sanford: Jonesboro, 1978. 
Rudd, Robert Joseph E Atlanta, Ga. 1961 1959 1%2 17 

Trans, from N. Ga. Conf., 1961. Kittrell. 196\. Evangelist. 196*;. Pinebluff. \91 \ . Rockingham: Pee Dee, 1975. 
Rudin,John Jesse, II la Henderson 1946 1947 1948 31 

Assoc. Prof., Duke Univ., Div. School, 1946. Sabbatical Leave, 1976. Leave of Absence, 1977. 
Russell, John Armstrong R Washington 1914 1916 1918 43 

Chowan Circuit. 1914. Brooksdale. 1917. Four Oaks. 1921. Snow Hill 1923. Durham: Carr, 1928. Dunn. 1933. 

Hamlet. 1937. New Bern Dist. Supt., 1939. Wilmington: Grace, 1945. New Bern: Centenary, 1951. Retired, 1957. 
Russell, Leon l R Henderson 1930 1932 1934 41 

Hatteras. 1930. Pikeville-Elm St.. 1932. Hayes-Barton. 1936. New Bern: Centenary, 1940. Goldsboro-St. Paul. 

1944. Jarvis Mem.. 1948. Rocky Mount: First, 1953. Front St.. 1961. Goldsboro Dist. Supt., 1966. Raleigh Dist. 

Supt., 1968. Retired, 1971. 
Ruth, John William E Greenville 1970 1970 1975 8 

Andrew-Soapstone. 1910. Allensville-Trinily. \912. Fletcher's Chapel. 1976. 
Ruth, William Albert E Kinston 1%2 1962 1964 16 

Duke Divinity, 1962. Dorothea Dix, 1964. N.C. State Dept. of Publ. Welfare, 1966. Lovejoy-Macedonia. 1967. 

Lake Waccamaw. 1971. Mt. Hermon. 1976. 
Sabiston, William Devine, III 6 E Greenville 1963 1963 1965 15 

Bethlehem-Shady Grove. 1963. St. Andrews. 1964. Garber, 1968. Wallace. 1973. Epworth. 1976. 

97 



Safley, Michael Wayne E FayetteviDe 1973 1973 1976 5 

Chap\am, Methodist Home for Children. \915. Middlebwg. 1978. 
Salmon, Frank Donald 6 E Richmond, Ky. I959 1946 1957 22 

Trans, from Ky. Conf., 1959. Carroll Chapel. 1959. Rowland. 1961. Chadbourn. 1965. Sunset Park. 1966. Shallotte 

Camp. 1968. Disability Leave, 1971. 
Sawyer, James Franklin r charlotte 1943 1943 1943 34 

Trans, from A.M.E. Zion. 1943. Sanford Ct.. 1943. John B. Spot. 1947. Rowland. 1953. Mt. Zion Walls. 1964. 

Cool Springs. 1967. Philadelphia. 1974. Retired, 1977. 
ScholtZ, Quentin Edward, III E Fayetteville 1975 1975 1978 3 

Banks-Grove Hill. 1975. 
Scott, Julian Warren E Durham 1961 1961 1963 17 

Pinebluff. \96\. Faith. \965. Arran Lake. \96S. Evansdale-Black Creek. 1969. Plymouth. 1973. 
Scott, Paul BatteUX, Jr. E WDson 1958 1958 1958 20 

Trans, from Southern Baptist, 1958. Macedonia. 1958. Wrightsboro. 1961. St. Andrews. 1962. Parkwood. 1967. 

Southport: Trinity, 1969. Windsor. 1973. Wilmington: Pine Valley, 1977. 
ScroggS, Robin Jerome 2 E Fayetteville 1955 1955 1961 23 

Special App.: Prof., Dartmouth College, 1959. Prof., Chicago Theo. Seminary, 1970. 
Seate, Billy Fenton 3 E Duriiam 1972 1970 1976 6 

Eno- Palmers Grove. 1969. Whitney Cross. \915. New Bern: Ix'miVy, 1978. 
Seawell, William Albright, Sr. 2 E Kinston 1950 1950 1956 28 

Pitlsboro. 1950. Salem-Chapel. 1952. Hillsboro. 1956. Grace-Longhurst. 1958. Carr. 1961. Grace. 1965. Eliz. City: 

First, 1970. Raleigh: Millbrook, 1971. Durham: Ashbury, 1974. 
Sexton, Kenneth Bryan E Buriington 1952 1952 1953 26 

Duiiiam Ct.. 1952. Roxboro Ct.. 1953. Erwin. 1958. Bethel. 1962. Roseboro. 1967. Hamlet: First, 1971. Raleigh: 

Westover, 1975. 
Sharpe, Daniel M. R Salisbury 1920 1922 1924 31 

Pastoral record information not available. Retired. 
Sharpe, William Gray, IV E Durham 1961 i%i 1963 I7 

Burlington: Front St., Assoc, 1960. Raleigh: Benson Mem., 1963. Burlington: Front St., Assoc. 1969. Dir., Publica- 
tions and Chaplain, Elon College, 1972. 
Shaw, Caswell Eure, Jr. 3 E Burlington 1964 1964 1966 14 

Nash. 1964. Burlington: Front St., Associate, 1966. White Plains. 1967. Tarboro: St. James, 1973. 
Sherman, William Welby, Jr. E Westminster, Md. 1953 1953 1956 25 

Wake Forest. 1953. Vance. 1955. Scotland Neck. 1959. Havelock: First, 1964. Chapel Hill: Aldersgate, 1969. 

Troy: Trinity, 1974. 
Shiver, James Henry l R Fayetteville 1959 1959 1959 19 

Wilmington. 1959. Hamlet-Philadelphia, 1968. St. Peters-Philadelphia. \%9. Rowland: Cedar Gr.-Salem, 1971. 

Red Springs-Rhyne Memorial. 1973. Retired, 1978. 
Shoaf, Early ClifTord E Oiarlotte 1952 1952 1954 26 

Merritts-Orange. 1952. Lillington. 1953. Min. of Ed., Duke Mem., 1957. Min. of Ed., Edenton St., \9(>\. Edenton. 

1963. St. Matthews. 1968. Fremont. 1969. Dir., Field Educ, Duke Univ., 1972. Mebane. 1978. 
Shore, Joe Cephus 6 R Kinston 1%2 1960 1962 15 

Asbury. 1955. Glencoe. 1956. Hightowers. 1957. Bellemont. 1963. Fairview. 1968. Fletcher's Ch.. 1971. Lemon 

Springs. 1976. Retired, 1978. 
Short, James Millard R Greenville 1965 1965 1967 13 

Pekin. I960. Bynum. 1963. Bonlee. 1969. SilerCity: West End, 197 \. Broadway. 1975. Retired, 1978. 
Shuller, E^gar Ralph R Conway,Ark. 1930 1927 1932 38 

Trans, from N. Ark., 1930. Kenly. 1931. Fremont. 1933. Warren. 1937. Hookerton. 1941. Williamston. 1947. 

Conway. 1951. Swansboro. 1956. Grifton. 1960. St. Matthews. 1961. Laurel Hill. 1963. Retired, 1968. 
Simonton, Charles Alison, Jr. 2 E Memphis 1955 1957 1959 23 

Rougemont. 1955. Glendale Heights. 1959. Fayetteville: Christ, 1964. Durham: Epworth, 1969. Lumberton: 

Chestnut Street, 1974. N.C. Christian Advocate, 1976. 
Simpson, William Carl, Jr. E i%8 1966 1968 lo 

Trans, from Ala.-W. Fla. Conf., 1968. Rocky Mt.: St. Paul, 1968. Duke Div. School: Asst. Dir., Field Ed., 1%9. 

Dir., Ed., 1971. Durham: Aldersgate, 1972. Kitty Hawk. 1975. 
Slaughter, Baxter Boone R Fayetteville I912 1914 1916 43 

Murfreesboro. 1913. Rocky Mount: Clark Sl, 1916. Tarboro: St. James, 1920. Farmville. 1923. Oriental. 1926. 



Morehead City: First, 1927. Lumberton: Chestnut St., 1932. Eliz. City Dist. Supt., 1935. Rockingham: First, 

1941. New Bern Dist. Supt., 1945. Durham: St. Paul, 1951. Retired, 1955. 
Sluder-Jordan, Milton Earl E Fayetteville 1973 1973 1977 5 

Student, 1973. Sandy Cross, 1976. 
Smith, Albert Clayton E Fayetteville 1974 1974 1976 4 

New Hope-Purley. 1975. 
Smith, Charles Michael E Creemille I963 1963 1967 13 

Ch. of Scotland. St. Ass't. Min., 1965. Dellwood, 1966. Holy Trinity. 1967. Duke Med. Div., 1968. Voluntary 

Location, 1969. Durham: Trinity, Assoc, 1970. Greenville: Jarvis Mem., Assoc, 1971. Durham: Parkwood, 1974. 

Roxboro: Long Memorial, 1978. 
Smith, Edward Franklin, Jr. E Henderson 1946 1948 32 

Maybrook. 1946. Leasburg. 1947. Missionary in the Belgium Congo. 1952. Hillsborough. 1962. Wilmington: Trinity, 

1966. Fayetteville: Haymount, 1971. Durham: Duke Memorial, 1975. 
Smith, George C. E 1972 1969 1974 6 

Bridgeton. 1971. Morehead City: Franklin Memorial, 1972. Magnolia, 1974. Kipling-Cokesbury, 1977. 
Smith, J. Thomas 7 E Greenville 1%3 1962 1%5 15 

Temperance Hall. 1956. West Halifax. 1959. Marvin. 1961. Hawkins-Tabor. 1964. Wilson: First, 1968. Zebulon. 

1971. Cary: White Plains, 1975. 
Smith, Jerry Thomas 5 E Fayetteville 1%8 1%7 1970 10 

Pasquotank. \%3. Hobgood, 19 .6. Washington Circuit. \96S. Robersonville. 1972. Clayton. 1976. 
Smith, John Thomas 3 R Fayetteville 1955 1953 1955 23 

Creswell. 1959. Marvin. 1952. Halifax. 1956. Maysville. 1960. Trinity. 1964. LaGrange, 1968. Raleigh: Jenkins 

Mem., 1971. Retired, 1978. 
Smith, Judi Johnson E Fayetteville 1975 1975 1978 3 

Pilmoor Memorial. 1975. 
Smith, William Stanley, Jr. e ChapeiHiii 1968 1968 1970 lo 

Chapel Hill: Vm\ ., Assoc, \96S. Goldsboro: Providence, \912. Aldersgate, 1976. 
Snyder, Nevin D. l E Fayetteville 1978 

Trans, from Eastern Pennsylvania, \91S.Swan Quarter. 1977. 
Snypes, James Grayson 9 E Raleigh i%s i%2 1964 12 

Trans, from Fla. Conference, 1959. Wesley Circuit. 1959. Hopewell-Mt. Moriah. 1961. W. Rockingham. 1966. 

Salem. 1968. Vanceboro. 1969. Pink Hill, 1970. Kinston: St. Mark's-Lane's, 1973. Supernumerary, 1974. Industrial 

Chaplain, 1975. 
Soderberg, Herman A. e Fayetteville 1974 1962 1965 4 

Trans, from No. J.J. Conf., 1974. Hatteras. 1974. Fayetteville: St. Andrews, 1977. 
Sparks, Charles Edgar la New Bern 1957 1957 i960 21 

Garner Ct.. 1956. Raleigh: St. James, 1960. Rose Hill. 1964. Whiteville. 1970. Wilmington: Wesley Memorial, 

1974. Leave of Absence, 1978. 
Sparrow, Leon Ray 6 E Kinston 1962 1958 1960 15 

Mamers. 1962. Ebenezer. 1963. Stantonsburg. 1968. Supernumerary, 1970. Trenton, 1970. Stonewall: Pamlico 

Parish, \91\. Aberdeen. 1976. Pembroke: First-Calvary, 1978. 
Speight, James Braxton R Raleigh 1954 1954 1957 24 

Shady Grove, 1954. Hawkins-Tabor, 1956. Evansdale-Black Creek, 1958. Pine Forest, 1962. Union Chapel, 1964. 

Butner: Community Meth., 1968. Concord-Oak Grove, 1969. Fayetteville: Culbreth Memorial, 1973. Pleasant Hill. 

1974. Aurora, 1975. Belhaven, 1976. Core Creek, 1977. Retired, 1978. 
Spencer, Jennings Lloyd E Trans. 1974 1972 1972 1975 4 

Pilmoor Memorial. 1974. New Hope. 1976. 
Spencer, William Carl, Jr. 7 e Goidsboro 1967 1967 1970 11 

Bethesda-Hollisler, \963. Sandy Cross, \965. Hawkins-Tabor, 1971. /Ja/e;^/;.- Wesley Memorial, 1973. 
Sponenburg, James Eugene, Jr. E Rocky Mount 1943 1944 1945 35 

Trans, from Utah Mission Conf., 1943. Moncure, 1943. Princeton, 1946. Person St., 1951. Wesley Mem., 1954. 

Bethany, 1957. Aberdeen. 1963. Jonesboro. 1969. Grifton, 1971. Wallace. 1976. Institute. 1977. 
Stafford, Sidney Earl, Sr. 5 E Guifport, Miss. 1959 1959 1962 19 

Walnut Grove. \959. Amity. 1963. Prof., Louisburg College, 1967. 
Stanfield, Edwin Douglas E Fayetteville 1975 1975 1978 3 

Rougemont. 1975. Pink Hill. 1977. 



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Stark, RufilS Haywood, II E Raleigh 1954 1954 1957 24 

Leasburg. 1955. St. Pauls. 1957. Swepsonville. 1962. Clayton. 1967. Wilmington: Grace, 1971. Raleigh: Fairmont, 

1975. 
Starnes, James Alfred E Buriington 1964 1964 1966 I4 

Bethel-Concord, 1963. Goldsboro: Salem, 1965. Assoc, Greenville: St. James, 1968. Greenville: Holy Trinity, 1969. 

Elizabethtown: Wesley Chapel, 1970. Professor, Southeastern Comm. College, 1972. Whiteville Circuit. 1974. 
Starnes, Shirley Judge l R Elizabeth aty 1923 1925 1927 43 

East Roxboro-Longhurst. 1921. Millbrook Circuit. 1923. Yanceyville. 1927. Roanoke Rapid First. 1931. Raleigh: 

Central Ch., 1935. Aberdeen 1937. Williamston. 1939. Durham Circuit. 1940. A/oMn; GiVeo/, 1944. Burlington: 

Davis St., 1948. Fu^ua>' Springs. 1952. Wilmington: Sunset Park, 1956. Editor, N.C. Christian Advocate, 1956. 

Retired, 1966. 
Starnes, William Brantley E Burlington 1952 i954 1956 26 

Fountain Pi. \952. Center. \954. Shallotte. 1957. Chaplain, U.S. Army, 1959. 
Staton, Jesse Cloman, Sr. E Raleigh 1954 1956 1958 24 

Aurora. 1954. A:(>w/on.- St. John, \95%. Friendship. 1961. Windsor. \966. Bethesda. 1970. Pamlico Parish. 1976. 
Staton, Jesse Goman, Jr. E Durham 1972 1972 1976 6 

Middleburg. 1972. Bethel. 1973. Newton Grove. 1975. Hatteras. 1977. 
SteinmetZ, David C. E Durham 1972 1959 1%1 6 

Trans, from E. Penn., 1972. Assoc. Prof., Div. School, Duke Univ., 1972. 
Stephenson, Marion Osborne E Washington 1934 1936 1938 44 

Chowan. 1934. Lakewood. 1935. Morehead Cir.. 1939. Chaplain U.S. Navy, 1942. Battleboro. 1970. Raleigh: 

Edenton St., Associate, 1973. 
Stevens, Willis Roswell R WOmington 1935 1938 1940 37 

Bladen Ct.. 1935. Wesley Mem.. 1938. Goldsboro Ct.. 1939. Rosemary. \944. Jacksonville. \949. Lumberton. 1952. 

Rockingham. 1956. Trinity. 1960. Centenary. 1962. Greenville Dist. Supt., 1964. Fairmont. 1970. Clayton. 1971. 

Retired, 1972. 
Stokes, James C, Jr. E Duiliam 1972 1966 1969 6 

Trans, from W.N.C. Conf., 1972. St. Mark. N. Kinston Parish, 1972. Wilmington: Sunset Park, 1973. Kenansville 

Parish. 1976. 
Stokes, John L., Ill E Fayetteville 1973 1963 1967 5 

Trans, from Okla, 1973. Assoc. Prof., UNC at Wilmington, 1973. 
Stone, Amos Henry E Durham 1953 1953 1957 25 

Trans, from Baltimore Conf., 1953. Swan Quarter. 1953. Winstead. 1957. Person St.. 1962. Hope Mills. 1966. 

Raleigh: St. James, 1968. Warsaw. 1974. Hertford. 1977. 
Stone, W. Denver E FayeWenOe 1973 1957 1959 5 

Trans, from Singapore-Malaya Conf., 1973. Missionary to Malaysia. 
Storrs, Robert Burton, Jr. E Fayettenlle 1973 1973 1978 5 

Nash. 1973. Goldston. 1978. 
Stott, Elbert Russell E Wilson 1958 1958 1961 20 

Student, Theo. School, 1958. Student, Grad. School, 1960. Apex. 1964. Wake Forest-Youngsville. 1966. Asst. Prof. 

Louisburg College, 1969. Prof., Louisburg Coll., 1970. Whitakers. Asst., 1970. Union- Newbegun. 1971. Goldston. 

1974. CH: Amity, 1978. 
Stott, Janedus Doane R Durham 1926 1926 1930 25 

Pastoral record information not available. Retired. 
Strawbridge, Ishmael Jennings r Kinston 1929 1928 1934 38 

Hatteras. 1928. Dare. 1930. Grimesland. 1931. Hemp. 1935. Stedman. 1936. Burgaw, 1941. Clark St.. 1945. 

Roberdel. 1947. Cordova. 1948. Parkton. 1949. Vance. 1951. Kipling. 1955. Calvary-Victory. 1959. E. Rockingham. 

1962. Retired, 1967. 
Summey, James Lester E Durham 1972 1972 1976 6 

St. Luke. 1974. Amity. 1976. Tabor City, 1978. 
Sutton, James Earl 7 E Greenville 1963 1964 1966 15 

Hornes-Mt. Zion. 1956. Hart-Speight. 1959. Milwaukee. 1%2. Roanoke Ct.. 1967. Queen St., Assoc. 1969. Durham: 

Duke Chapel, 1972. Saulston- Jefferson. 1974. 
Swink, Lionel Clyde 8 E Goldsboro 1967 1%3 1971 11 

Pollocksville. 1967. Franklin Mem.. 1968. Laurinburg: Central, 1972. Rocky Mount: Clark Street, 1976. Louisburg 

Circuit. 1977. 



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Taylor, Bruce Davis 5 E Fayettenik 1967 1967 1970 11 

Old Dock. 1963. Bladen Circuit. 1964. Fair Bluff-Cerro Gordo. 1969. Raleigh: Pleasant Grove, 1973. Wilson: 

West Nash, 1977. 
Taylor, William Vinson E Fayetteville I970 I970 1974 8 

Marvin. 1967. Roxboro: Grace, 1969. Ml. Zion. 1974. Durham: St. Paul's, 1977. 
Teachey, Wilbur Carroll 4 E wumington 1959 i959 i%i I9 

Carvers Creek. 1959. CZ/n/on. Grace, 1963. Havelock: First, 1971. SilerCity: First, 1975. 
Teague, Willie Senn E Chapel HDi i%9 i%7 1970 9 

Trans, from S. C. Conf., 1%9. Raleigh: Benson Mem., 1969. Kitty Hawk. 1973. Mt. Sylvan. 1975. 
Tenney, Hayward Lester 3 e Raleigh 1965 1965 1967 13 

Trans, from W. Va. Conf., 1962. Hornes- Mt. Zion. 1962. Wesley Mem., 1963. White Mem.. Franklin Charge. 

1965. Amity-Chapel Hill, 1967. Brooksdale-Brookland, 1971. Erwin, 1973. Vanceboro. 1975. Clarkton-Bluefield. 

1977. 
Tew, William Alton R Durham 1933 1935 1937 39 

Ocracoke. 1933. Pamlico. 1935. Wesley Mem.. 1939. Riverside-Bridgeton. 1941. Lillington. 1945. Rowland. 1949. 

Page Mem., 1952. ff. Burlington. 1956. Roanoke Rapids: Rosemary, 1960. Trinity. 1962. 5r. /'ai//, 1966. Enfield. 

1970. Retired, 1972. 

Thomas, Wayne Esmond E Fayettevttle 1974 1%1 1963 4 

Trans, from Florida, 1974. Faison. 1974. Ellerbe. \^1(,. Straits-North River, \911. 

Thompson, Arthur Leo R wusoo 1928 1930 1932 40 

Louisburg. 1928. Roseboro Ct., 1932. Faison- Kenans, 1936. Ahoskie. 1940. Fairmont, 1945. Wilmington: Grace, 
1951. Roxboro: Long Memorial, 1956. Hamlet: First, 1%2. 5a Pm«, 1963. fiwcoe, 1968. Retired, 1968. 

Thompson, Emerson McLean, Jr. E GreemUle 1956 1956 I958 22 

Ca-Vel, 1956. Slatonsburg, \95S. Scotland Neck, 1964. Durham: McMannen, 1970. Wilmington: Grace, 1975. 
Thompson, Leo Qifford E wdsoo 1958 1958 1962 20 

Brogden. 1962. Bethesda. 1963. Newland-Grace. 1967. Marvin-Temperance Hall. \969. Butner. 1972. Duke CPE 

Program, 1975. Carolina Counseling Center, 1976. 
Thompson, Neil Howard E Fayettenlle 1955 1958 1960 23 

Lake Waccamaw, 1955. Fair Bluff . 1960. Wesley Mem., 1963. Director of Admissions, Meth. College, 1968. Super- 
numerary, 1973. Raleigh: Highland, Associate, 1974. 
Thompson, Roger Everett 2 E Knston 1961 1961 1967 17 

Grimesland, 1959. Shiloh, 1960. Center-Cameron, 1961. Trans, to S.C. Conf., 1963. Trans, from S.C. Conf., 1965. 

Siler City. 1965. Gardners, 1967. Stedman, 1969. Rockingham: Pee Dee, 1970. Snow Hill: Calvary, 1975. Smyrna. 

1977. 
Tingle, James Arthur E BurUngton 1964 1964 1967 14 

Centenary, Assoc, 1965. Jacksonville: Blue Creek, 1967. St. Paul, 1968. 5f. Paul-Verona. 1969. Student, Duke, 

1971. Ministry in and to Society, 1973. Pamlico Parish: Associate, 1976. 

Tisdale, Walter Eugene E Fayetterille 1955 1955 1957 23 

Rock Creek, 1955. Spring Hope, 1957. Conway. 1%0. Daniels Mem., 1%5. Glendale Heights. 1968. Enfield. 1972. 

St. Andrews. 1976. Fayetteville: Salem, 1978. 
Townsend, Samuel Lloyd E Uurinborg 1940 1943 1945 38 

Philadelphia. 1940. Newport News. 1941. N.W. Greensboro. 1943. WUmington. 1944. Reidsvilie. 1945. Lenoir. 

1948. Laurinburg Dist. Supt., 1960. Laurinburg: Galilee, 1965. 
Traynham, David Dinwiddle R Henderson 1930 1933 1935 40 

Carvers Ck., 1931. Town Creek, 1932. Leasburg, 1935. Gamer. 1939. Creedmoor. 1942. Saxapahaw, 1946. Bi-oo*- 

rfa/e. 1950. Northampton. 1954. Roberdel, 1960. Retired, 1970. 
Tucker, Charles Qyde E Virginia 1952 1954 1954 25 

Trans, from Punta Arenas, Chile, 1962. Cedar Grove, 1962. Hope Mills, 1968. Raleigh: Longview, \91\.Eliz. City: 

First, 1977. 
Tyson, Aaron Grandison R BurUngton 1952 1956 1958 21 

Goldsboro, 1952. Currituck. 1953. Jfay/ie C/>.. 1954. Kinnakeet Cir.. 1955. Tar River. 1956. Wes/ £)w/, 1959. 5/. 

PoM/i. 1962. Spring Hill. 1968. Retired, 1973. 
Tyson, Bobby P. E Rocky Mount 1966 1962 1966 8 

White Mem.-Wesley. 1958. Caledonia. 1959. St. Paul's. 1963. Trans, to Va. Conf.. 1968. Trans, from Va. Conf.. 

1972. Riverside. 1972. Tabor City. 1974. Conf. Evangelist, 1977. 

Tyson, Carson Stanley E FayeaeHlle 1975 1975 1977 3 

Rocky Mount: St. Paul's. 1977. Cedar Grove- Prospect. 1978. 

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Tyson, D.M. 7 E WDson 1958 1956 1961 20 

Siraiis. 1952. Williston-Smyma. 1956. Mamers. 1963. Vanceboro. 1964. Salem. 1969. Rainbow. 1974. fle-nion, 

1977. 
Tyson, Marvin Dewey E Kinston 1950 1953 1954 28 

St. Paul. 1950. Eno. 1953. Fairvie^\ 1954. Englewood. 1957. Calvary. 1961. Hamlet: First, 1964. Roanoke Rapids: 

First. 1969. Henderson: First. 1973. Greenville: St. James. 1977. 
Tyson, Tommy 2 E Wilmington 1951 1953 1954 27 

Bethany. 1950. Walstonburg. 1951. W^avne O., 1953. 5oMf/i A/;7/5, 1954. Conf. Evangelist, 1955. Chaplain. Oral 

Roberts Unvi., 1965. Conf. Evangelist, 1969. 
Tyson, Vernon Cephas 2 E Greenville 1956 1956 1958 22 

Trans, from W.N.C. Conf.. 1954. Stem-Bullock. 1954. Goldston. 1956. Assoc. Edenton St., 1958. Jonesboro Hts.. 

1961. O.xford. 1966. fffj/ev Memorial. 1970. Fayetteville: Hay Street. 1974. C//.- University, 1978. 
Vaughan, Richard Cook E Trans. 1974 1974 1975 4 

Hopewell-Mt. Moriah. 1974. 
Vaughan, W. Norman r Raleigh 1922 1926 1928 30 

Pastoral record information not available. Retired. 
Vereen, LaFon Carpenter E Rocky Mount 1943 1943 1945 35 

Andrews Chapel. 1943. Bd. of Ed.. Conf. Asso. Dir.. Youth Work. 1944. Fremont. 1947. Warrenton. 1949. 

Farmville. 1952. Asbury. 1958. Fairmont. 1961. Exec. Sec, Bd. of Missions, 1964. Assoc. Dir., Witness, Outreach, 

Involvement. 1970. Trinty. 1971. Adminis., Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc., 1972. 
Vick, Thomas Marvin, Jr. E Elizabeth Chy 1938 1940 1942 40 

Roxboro. Ct.. 1938. Army Chaplain, 1942. Bahama Ct.. 1945. Jonesboro. Hts.. 1948. Mebane. 1952. Queen St.. 

1956. Edenton St.. 1962. Administrator. The Methodist Home for Children, 1974. 
Waggoner, James Milan i e wflson 1958 1958 i%i 20 

yvhitney Cross. 1958. Belhaven. 1961. Johnston. 1965. Smithfield: Whitley Mem.. 1967. Chaplain, Meth. Home 

for Children, 1968. Industrial Chaplain, 1975. 
Waldrop, John Herbert, Jr. E WDmington i95i 19S2 1953 27 

Snow Hill. 1951. Newport. 1952. Trans, to W.N.C. Conf., 1956. Trans, from W.N.C. Conf., 1957. Grace. 1957. 

Fremont. 1960. Clayton. 1964, Sabbatical Leave, 1967. Merritis-Ebenezer. 1968. Staff, Alcoholic Rehabilitation 

Center, Greenville, 1969. Drug Consultant. N.C. Division of Mental Health Services, 1974. Superintendent, 

Nursing Home, Shelby. 1977. 
Walker, Eddie Arnold E Fayetteville 1974 1974 1976 4 

Friendship. 1976. 
Walker, Franklin Odell l E FayetteviOe 1955 1957 1959 23 

Lovejoy- Macedonia. 1955. Cumberland-St. Andrews. 1959. St. Andrews. 1960. Cotton-Hope Mills. 1961. Lillington, 

1966. Longview. 1968. Goldsboro: St. Luke, 1971. Washington: First, 1974. 

Wallace, Robert Louis E Mississippi 1963 1963 1965 13 

Trans, from Miss. Conf., 1961. Efland-Lebanon. 1961. Trans, from N.C. Conf., 1965. Trans, from Miss. Conf., 

1967. Siler City: West End, 1967. Cedar Grove-Prospect. 1971. Durham: Duke Memorial, Assoc. 1974, Durham: 
Aldersgate, 1978. 

Walston, Robert Edward 2 R Washington 1934 1934 1938 37 

Kitty Hawk. 1934. Chowan. 1935. Pink Hill. 1939. Grifton. 1942. Burgaw. 1947. Williamston. 1951. Camp Ground. 

1956. Ahoskie. 1960. Elm City. 1964. Pine Forest. 1968. Disability Leave, 1969. Retired, 1971, 
Ward, Herman Nathan, Jr. i E Greenville 1963 1963 i%5 15 

Andrews-Soapstone. 1963. Banks-Grove Hill. 1965. Hillsborough. 1969. 
Warren, Clarence Lee e wnmington 1951 1951 1953 27 

Town Creek. 1951. Wanchese. 1956. White Mem.-Wesley. 1959. Johnson Mem.. 1960. Wesley's Chapel. 1963. 

Riegelwood. 1965. Whiteville. 1968. Plank Chapel. 1973. Maury-Mt. Hermon. 1975. Belhaven. \911. 
Warren, Henry Robert 6 e Greenville 1970 1968 1972 8 

Parklon. 1964. Asbury-Pineview. \961 . Jerusalem-Zion. \91\. Laurel Hill. \916. Knightdale. 1978. 
Warren, James Herndon e No. Alabama 1955 1952 I954 22 

Trans, from N. Ala. Conf.. 1955. Prof.. Scarritt College. Nashville, Tenn., 1955. 
Warren, James Ivey, Jr. E Rocky Mount 1%0 i960 1962 18 

Glasgow. 1960. Fairmont. 1962. St. James. 1964. Professor, Scarritt College, 1968. Academic Dean, 1974. 
Warren, Millard Whitfleid R Greenville 193I 1933 1935 45 

City Rd. and White Mem.. 1931. Lakewood. 1932. Rougemont. 1933. Newport. 1934. Youngsville. 1936. Person St. 

and Calvary. 1938. Garland. 1941. Scotland Neck. 1945. Millbrook. 1949. Wesley Mem.. 1953. Gibson St.-St. 

Johns. 1954. Mt. Hermon. 1958. Pee Dee. 1960. Candor. 1965. Norlina. 1971. Retired, 1976. 

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Warren, Millard Whitfield, Jr. E chapdHfli 1969 1969 I97i 8 

Trans, from N. Ga. Conf., 1970. Ocean View. 1970. Durham: McMannen, 1975. Manteo. 1977. 
Watson, Harvey Langill E Kinston I950 19S0 1952 28 

Jarvis Mem.. Havelock. 1951. Westminister. Kinston. 1956. Graham: First, 1962. Chapel Hill: University, 1966. 

Durham District Superintendent, 1974. Wilson: First, 1978. 
Watson, Orville William E Budiannon W.Va. 1959 1959 1961 19 

Trans, from W. Va. Conf., 1959. Amity. 1959. Roanoke Ct.. 1963. Rockingham-East. 1967. Robbins, 1974. 
Way, Vance Carlton e Fayetteriiie 1975 1972 1977 3 

Milwaukee, 1975. 
Weaver, Walter Parker e Wilmington 1959 i960 1962 I8 

Pleasant Green. 1959. Student, 1962. Prof, and Chaplain, Greensboro Coll., 1965. Prof., Florida Southern College, 

1972. 
Wegart, Wayne Gordon E Charleston. W.Va. 1953 1954 1955 25 

Trans, from W. Va. Conf., 1953. Ca-Vel. 1953. St. John. 1956. Lillington. 1957. Grifton. 1961. Farmville. 1964. 

Grace. 1968. Director of Retreat, "A Place Apart," Lexington, 1973. 

Wells, William Miles, Jr. E Elizabeth city 1947 1947 1949 31 

Alamance. 1948. Mt. Gilead Ct.. 1949. Warren. 1950. Trinity- Riverdale. 1953. Car. Beach: St. Paul's, 1954. State 

Dir., Meth. Student Movement, 1957. Laurinburg: St. Luke, 1969. Knightdale, 1972. Durham: Duke's Chapel, 

1974. Conway. 1975. Robersonville. 1978. 
Wells, WoodrOW Wilson, Jr. E Fayettevaie 1970 1970 1973 8 

Assoc, Elizabeth City: First, 1972. Maysville. 1975. 
Wenberg, John Wendell, Jr. la FayetterUle 1974 1972 1974 4 

Parkton. 1976. Leave of Absence, 1978. 
WentZ, Walter Allen, Jr. E Burlington 1952 1953 1954 26 

South Camden. 1952. Belhaven. 1954. Wrightsboro. 1958. Wendell. 1961. Leasburg-Salem. 1967. Murfreesboro. 

1971. Fuquay-Varina. 1976. 
Wesley, Arthur Lewis, Jr. E Fayetteville 1968 1968 1968 10 

Trans, from Wesleyan Methodist, 1967. Moyock. 1969. Pittsboro Circuit. 1973. Wilmington: OXeAnAi^v, 1978. 
West, Carlton Ray 5 E Buriington 1964 1963 1966 14 

Browning-Smith Chapel. 1964. Erwin. 1967. Supernumerary, 1967. Special App., Harnett County Mental Health 

Center, 1970. Wesley-Black's Chapel, 1975. 
Wheeler, Kermit R. E WQmington I940 1942 1944 38 

Rougemont, 1940. Aurora. 1943. Wesley Mem.. 1944. Roseboro. 1948. Wallace. 1950. Calvary. 1954. Raeford. 

1957. Roxboro. 1962. Davis St.. 1965. Laurinburg: First, 1968. FarmviUe, 1972. Red Springs: Trinity, 1976. 
White, Christian 4 E Burlington 1952 1952 1954 26 

Pembroke. 1952. Glen Raven. 1954. St. Paul. 1960. Mt. Olive. 1961. Graham. 1966. Greenville: St. James, 1970. 

Rocky Mount: First, 1974. 
White, James Graham, Jr. la Buriington 1952 1957 i960 24 

Lumberton Circuit. 1952. Duplin. 1953. Asbury-Smithfield 1955. Kenley. 1957. Biscoe. 1959. Carrboro. 1964. Mt. 

Olive. 1968. Gary: First, 1971. Leave of Absence, 1976. 
White,JohnHezekiah 3 E Kmston i%2 i%2 1965 16 

Battleboro. \962. AnnSt.. 1965. QueenSt.. \966. Fellowship, \969. Rose Hill. \97A. St. James, 1978. 
Whitehead, Talton Johnson r Asheboro 1927 1927 1930 43 

Trans, from Meth. Protestant Conf., 1939. Henderson. 1939. North Gate, 1940. FayettevUle Ct., 1944. Aberdeen- 

Vass, 1947. Carr, 1952. Graham. 1954. Washington. 1962. Whiteville. 1966. Retired, 1970. 
Wier, Frank Edward E Bristol, Tenn. 1954 1954 1956 24 

Trans, from Tenn. Conf., 1952. Vass. 1952. Fletchers-Andrews-Soapstone, 1953. Fountain Place-Glencoe. 1974. 

Staff Gen. Bd. of Ed., 1958. Student, Grad. School, Vanderbilt Univ., 1972. 
Wiggms, Carson Olin i e Coidsboro 1967 1967 1970 ii 

Cedar Grove. \966. Salem-Chapel, \969. Ebenezer, 1974. 
Wilkinson, Howard Milton la Goidsboro 1967 i%7 1969 I2 

Kitty Hawk, 1%3. Spring Hill, 1973. Clinton: Grace, 1977. Leave of Absence, 1978. 
Williams, Atticus Morris R Henderson 1930 1933 1935 35 

Pittsboro, 1931. Yowigsville. 1934. MUton, 1935. Whitakers, 1939. Warsaw. 1944. Biscoe, \94S. Hillsborough. 1952. 

Person (Roxboro), 1956. Fletchers Chapel, 1960. Retired, 1965. 
Williams, James Alvin 6 E Kinston 1962 1958 I960 16 

Pembroke Circuit, 1956. Tarboro: Hart, 1957. Roper, 1958. Mattamuskeet, 1960. South Camden. 1%2. Shady Grove, 

1965. Town Creek, 1968. Roberdel. 1971. Plank Chapel, 1975. 

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Williams, John E. E G«ldsboro 1%7 1967 1970 9 

Vance Circuit. 1966. Rocky Mt.: Fhsl, Assoc, 1971. Located, 1973. 5foA:«, 1974. Readmitted, 1975.^0/%, 1975. 
Williams, Oscar Shelton R Wilmington 1959 1959 1961 17 

Trans, from Baptist Ch., 1959. Moyock. 1959. Vance. \96\. Rich Square. 1962. Rocky Mount: Clark Street, 1969. 

Retired, 1976. 
Williford, Gladys Ruth E Durham 1972 1972 1975 6 

Raleigh: Wynnewood Park, 1972. Rockingham: East, 1976. Smithfield: Whitley, 1978. 
Wilson, Arthur John, III E Kinston 1962 1962 1965 16 

Jenkins Mem., 1962. Duke Univ., Assoc. Dir. of Religious Activities, 1963. Asst. Chaplain, U.S. Military Academy, 

West Point, N.Y., 1966. Chaplain, Intern. St. Eliz. Hos., 1971. Chaplain, Resident, St. Eliz. Hos., 1972. Director 

of Pastoral Services, Moccasin Bend Psych. Hosptial, Chattanooga, Tenn., 1974. 
Wilson, Ben Horance, III E KnoxvillcTenn. 1963 1961 1963 15 

Trans, from Holston, Conf., 1963. Middlesex. 1960. Pleasant Grove. 1963. Duke's Chapel, 1965. Warsaw. 1970. 

Clinton: First, 1974. Smithfield: Centenary, 1977. 
Wilson, Claude Thomas e Goidsboro i%7 i964 i969 ii 

Chowan. \96\. New Hope. 1964. Beech Grove. 1970. Vanceboro. 1977. 
Wilson, John Christian E Fayetteville 1976 1977 2 

Transferred in 1976. Mt. Pleasant. 1976. 
Wilson, Kelly Johnson, Jr. E Sanford 1949 1949 1950 29 

Roxboro Ct.. 1949. Littleton. 1953. Epworth. 1957. Louisburg. 1961. Washington: First, 1966. Asbury, 1970. 

Raeford. 1974. 
Wilson, Kelly Johnson, III 3 E Fayetteville 1974 1974 1978 4 

Browning-Smith. 1971. Wellson. 1975. Oak Grove. 1977. 
Wilson, Leonard Truman 9 E Kinston 1962 1962 1964 16 

Salem. 1953. Warrenton. \964. Ayden. \910. Kinston: Westm'xnsteT, 1975. A/?. Olive. 1977. 
Wilson, Robert Leroy e 1972 1954 1956 6 

Trans, from Northern Illinois, 1972. Research Prof., Dir. of the J.M. Ormond Center, Duke Div. School, 1970. 
Wilson, W. Carlton R Durham 1926 1928 1930 41 

Hallsboro, 1926. Halifax. 1930. Norlina. 1934. Nashville, 1937. Rowland. 1939. Goidsboro. 1944. Mt. Olive. 1948. 

Northampton. 1952. Tarboro. 1954. Duke Chapel: Durham, 1959. Pleasant Grove: Raleigh, 1965. Retired, 1967. 

Conference Secretary 1953-1972. 
Winberry, Herman Stanford e Elizabeth city 1947 i947 i949 3i 

Granville. 1947. Wesley Mem.. 1951. Bd. of Education, Conf. Dir. of Youth Work, 1954. Louisburg. 1957. Red 

Springs. 1961. Manteo. 1963. Southern Pines. 1968. Raeford: First, 1970. Garner: First, 1974. Chestnut St., 1976. 
Winstead, Arthur William 6 E Burlington 1964 1961 1963 14 

Calvary. 1958. Gatesville. 1965. Moncure, 1967. Angier. 1968. Hookerlon. 1972. Mt. Gilead: First, 1976. 
Wise, Denny Claude l E Rocky Mount 1966 1966 1969 12 

Andrews-Soapstone. 1968. Marshatlberg. 1969. Assoc, Centenary. 1970. Havelock: Cherry Point, Biscoe, 1972. 

Currituck. 1974. Spring Hill, 1977. 
Wise, Wilford Denny 6 E Wilmington 1959 1955 1958 19 

Whiteville Ct.. 1959. St. Paul. 1961. Airboro-Grattis, 1965. Broadway. \966. Apex. 1970. Newport. 1975 Disability 

Leave, 1976. 
Wolfe, William Lee E Rocky Mount 1966 1966 1968 12 

Trans, from W. Va. Conf., 1965. Kenansville- Woodland. 1965. Christ Church-Cedar Cliff 1967. Haw River. 1970. 

Wrightsville Beach. 1977. Bellemont. 1978. 
Womack, Samuel Jones E Lakeland Fla. 1%0 1957 1962 18 

Trans, from Florida Conf., 1960 Meth. College, Dean, 1970 
Wood, John Everette lO E Durham 1961 1955 1957 17 

Nash Circuit. 1952. Middleburg Circuit, 1953. Louisburg Circuit, 1955. Burlington Circuit. 1957. Bethlehem-Shady 

Grove. 1960. Bridgeton Circuit. 1961. Trenton Charge, 1963. Goidsboro: Jefferson, 1967. Poplar Springs-Trintiy, 

1969. Vance. 1971. Northampton. 1975. West End. 1976. St. Johns-Gibson. 1977. 
Wood, Samuel Lee 7 E Burlington 1964 1958 1964 14 

Airhoro. \951. Johnston. \ 960. Garland. \96l. South Mills. 1966. Maysville. 1970. Wendell. \912. Providence. 1976. 
Woodcock, Eldon Griffith E Durham 1961 1961 1965 17 

Grad. Student, Duke Univ., 1961. Prof., Appalachian St., 1963. Prof., Meth. Coll., 1966. Prof., Nyack Coll., 1970. 
Woolridge, Oscar Bailey, Jr. E Richmond 1964 1942 1943 14 

Trans, from Va. Conf., 1964. NCSU, Coordinator of Religious Affairs, 1964. 

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Worley, William Earl E New York 1970 I957 1962 9 

Trans, from N.Y. Conf., 1970. Goldston. 1970. Prof., St. Petersburg College, 1971. 
Yelverton, Pernecie Cooper E Durham i953 1955 195? 25 

Pollocksville. 1953. Kinslon Ct.. 1958. Brogden. 1963. Dover. 1966. Hopewell-Mt. Mohah. 1970. Browning-Smith. 

1974. 
Young, James Do yne l R Durham 1932 1934 1936 37 

Trenton. 1932. Pittsboro. 1935. Ellerbe. 1939. Chaplain, 1942. Garland. 1945. Snow Hill. 1947. Beaufort. 1954. 

Oxford. 1958. Ca/->', 1964. Williamston. 1964. Hillsborough. 1966. Retired, 1969. 
Young, John K. E Durham 1972 l%7 6 

St. Luke's. 1967. Trans, to Holston Conf., 1970. Trans, from Holston Conf., 1972. Milton. 1972. Cedar Grove. 

1975. Wake Forest. 1978. 
Young, Stephen Edmond E Fayetle*ille 1974 1974 1976 4 

Belgrade-Tabernacle. \915. Fayetteville: Gurdnsrs, 1978. 
Young, Wayne Everett E Fayeneville 1974 1969 1976 4 

Warrenton. 1973. 
YOW, Thomas Sidney, III 4 E FayenevUle 1968 1968 1971 10 

Community. 1964. Assoc, Davis St.. 1966. Assoc, Gamer: First, 1967. Lyon Mem.. 1970. Director of Admissions. 

Methodist College, 1973. Assistant to the President, Louisburg, 1977. 



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Davis, Donnie Gray, Sr 9 

Davis, Thomas Crawley, III 

Dillon, Frederick Fairfax 14 

Eubanks, George Badger 3 

Evans, Paul Wesley 6 

Farmer, William Herbert 3 

Forbes, Daniel Mercer, Jr 5 

Fraley, Fletcher W 7 

Fulford, William Nelson 17 

Hicks, James W 4 

Hill, Leon Elwood 4'/2 

Hill, Ralph McCoy 5 

Hill, Richard C 4 

Huggins, Johnnie Sinclair 5 

Hunnings, Henry Marcus 11 

Knowles, Russell Ray 11 

Lamb, Waverly Douglas 5 '/2 

Leonard, Orville Earl (R) .5 

Lewis, Richard Fanner 5 

Lewis, Wallace Bradford 5 

Long, John Daniel 13 

Marsh, George McCrea, Jr 9 

Martin, Haywood Lee 6 

Massey, Gerald Rudnolp 4 

McCall, JEmmitCarnelia 4 

Olive, John Gilbert 1 

Parnell, Evander 5 

Rattz, Robert Eugene, Sr 4 

Rector, Charles Mitchell 7 

Royall, Lloyd Graham 11 

Seymour, Edgar Eraser 5 

Smithson, Rufus Miles 12 

Umstead, Charles Irvin, Jr 7 

Wesley, Luther Vernon 9 

Whitfield, Bobby Ray 4 



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Alexander, Franklin Lee 


Fayetteville 


1977 


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1972 


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Fayetteville 


1976 


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1975 


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Fayetteville 


1977 


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Fayetteville 


1976 


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1976 


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Fayetteville 


1977 


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1977 


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Fayetteville 


1977 


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1977 


Buie, James Calton, Jr. 


Fayetteville 


1977 


417.1 


1975 


Burnside, Hobart William, Jr. 


Fayetteville 


1971 


421.1 


1962 


Carruth, Robert Kelly 


Fayetteville 


1976 


421.1 


1976 


Casiday, Henry Warren 


Fayetteville 


1977 


417.1 


1977 


Caviness, James William, Jr. 


Fayetteville 


1978 


415 


1972 


Chilton, Delmer Lowell 


Fayetteville 


1977 


417.1 


1977 


Compton, Steven Charles 


Fayetteville 


1977 


417.1 


1977 


Cope, Roger Dale 


Fayetteville 


1978 


415 


1978 


Davis, Gerry Gerald 


Fayetteville 


1976 


417.1 


1976 


Davis, Michael Ayers 


Fayetteville 


1976 


421.1 


1976 


Dickens, Jan Johnson 


Fayetteville 


1976 


417.1 


1976 


Dunn, Truman Lee 


Transferred 7/15/74 




421.1 


1974 


Dutton, John Henry, Jr. 


Fayetteville 


1978 


415 


1978 


Eason, John Michael 


Fayetteville 


1978 


415 


1978 


Eason, Steven Phillip 


Fayetteville 


1977 


417.1 


1977 


Eller, Carl Mitchell 


Fayetteville 


1977 


417.1 


1973 


Fogleman, Leiand Jan 


Fayetteville 


1976 


421.1 


1976 


Gardner, William Motley 


Fayetteville 


1977 


417.1 


1977 


Garrett, Theodore Claborne 


Fayetteville 


1978 


415 


1978 


Gaskins, Walter Williams, Jr. 


Fayetteville 


1974 


421.1 


1974 


Gibson, Alan Craig 


Fayetteville 


19-^7 


417.1 


1977 


Goehring, David Jacob 


Fayetteville 


1977 


417.1 


1977 


Goehring, Carol Woods 


Fayetteville 


1978 


415 


1978 


Goodwin, Dennis Melvin 


Fayetteville 


1978 


415 


1978 


Grant, Henry Boone, Jr. 


Fayetteville 


1978 


415 


1978 


Green, Harold William 


Fayetteville 


1977 


417.1 


1977 


Haddock, William Augustus 


Fayetteville 


1978 


415 


1978 


Hall, Stephen Blair 


Fayetteville 


1978 


415 


1978 


Hall, William Kenneth 


Fayetteville 


1977 


417.1 


1977 


Hamm, Rodney Eugene 


Fayetteville 


1975 


421.1 


1975 


Harper, Ruth Elizabeth Mook 


Fayetteville 


1977 


417.1 


1977 


Helms, Julian Brice, Jr. 


Fayetteville 


1977 


417.2 


1972 


Hill, Edward Felix 


Fayetteville 


1978 


415 


1978 


Hillman, Randy Allen 


Transferred 6/1/78 


1978 


421.1 




Hobbs, Michael Bryon 


Fayetteville 


1976 


421.1 


1976 


Huffmes, Terry Lynn 


Fayetteville 


1978 


415 


1978 


Jackson, Jerry Addison 


Fayetteville 


1976 


421.1 


1976 


Joyce, David Corey 


Fayetteville 


1976 


417.1 


1976 


Langston, David Irving 


Fayetteville 


1978 


415 


1978 


Levin, Dennis Patrick 


Fayetteville 


1978 


415 


1978 


Levis, Susan Emily Padgett 


Transferred 6/7/77 




421.1 


1974 


McLean, ThurmanC. 


Transferred 6/1/77 




417.1 


1976 


Miller, James Michael 


Fayetteville 


1975 


417.1 


1975 


Morris, Homer Edward 


Fayetteville 


1977 


415 


1977 


Morrow, Floyd Ranson, Jr. 


Fayetteville 


1978 


415 


1978 



107 



Probationary Members continued 









D 


sciplinary 


Ordained 


NAME: 


Where Admitted 


Year 




Paragraph 


Deacon 


Mosley, Charles Kay 


Fayetteville 


1978 


415 


1978 


Nanney, Roy Keith 


Fayetteville 


1978 


415 


1978 


Nason, Maurice E. 


Transferred 6/1/78 








Oxendine, Milford, Jr. 


Fayetteville 


1975 


421.1 


1975 


Paige, Ronald Kenneth 


Fayetteville 


1977 


417.1 


1977 


Pappendick, George Dilworth 


Fayetteville 


1978 


415 


1978 


Patten, Walter Read 


Fayetteville 


1978 


415 


1978 


Patton, George Ronald 


Fayetteville 


1977 


417.1 


1977 


Peele, Luther Martin, Jr. 


Fayetteville 


1976 


417.1 


1973 


Pinner, William Rickman 


Fayetteville 


1977 


417.1 


1970 


Privette, Bobby Lee 


Fayetteville 


1976 


417.1 


1974 


Privette, Tommy Gordon 


Fayetteville 


1978 


415 


1978 


Ray, Robert Henderson 


Fayetteville 


1976 


417.1 


1976 


Roberts, Frederick Eugene 


Fayetteville 


1976 


421.1 


1976 


Robl, Charles John III 


Fayetteville 


1977 


417.1 


1977 


Rummell,John Robert 


Fayetteville 


1975 


421.1 


1975 


Salter, John Neal, Jr. 


Fayetteville 


1976 


421.1 


1976 


Shannonhouse, Richard Delano Fayetteville 


1975 


421.1 


1975 


Sheppard, Dennis Roy 


Fayetteville 


1978 


415 


1978 


Shuler, Albert 


Fayetteville 


1976 


421.1 


1976 


Sluder-Jordan, Katherine Hardison Fayetteville 


1977 


417.1 


1977 


Smith, Haywood Allan 


Fayetteville 


1978 


415 


1978 


Smith, Neil Evans 


Fayetteville 


1978 


415 


1970 


Smith, Robert Kinsey 


Fayetteville 


1977 


421.1 


1977 


Snotherly, William Wellington 


, Jr. Fayetteville 


1977 


417.1 


1977 


Soule, Guy Vassar, Jr. 


Fayetteville 


1978 


415 


1978 


Speake, George Donald, Sr. 


Fayetteville 


1977 


417.1 


1977 


Stallsworth, Paul Thomas 


Fayetteville 


1977 


421.1 


1977 


Taylor, Wayne Grey 


Fayetteville 


1978 


415 


1978 


Von Cannon, Mary Leigh 


Fayetteville 


1976 


417.1 


1976 


Wall, Randy Lee 


Fayetteville 


1976 


417.1 


1976 


Waters, Ralph Carsten 


Fayetteville 


1974 


421.1 


1974 


West, John Cameron 


Fayetteville 


1977 


421.1 


1977 


West, Pearl Gooding 


Fayetteville 


1978 


415 


1978 


Wilkerson, Roosevelt 


Transferred 6/1/78 








Wilkinson, Scott Taylor 


Fayetteville 


1976 


421.1 


1976 


Willingham, Malcolm Craig 


Fayetteville 


1975 


421.1 


1972 


Womack, La Verne Blue, Jr. 


Fayetteville 


1977 


417.1 


1977 



108 



Full Time Local Pastors : 32 



COURSE OF STUDY 
COMPLETED 



YEARORDAINED 
DEACON ELDER 



YEAR 

FIRST 

APPOINTED 



Batchelor, Edward Carson 
Butts, Douglas C. 
Campbell, Curtis 
Cuthrell, Billy Boyd 
Davis, Jefferson Woodrow 
Elam, Howard Alphas 
Free, Virgil Loren 
Hanford, Gordon Talmadge 
Hardison, Riley Vance 
Hill, Jonathan C. 
Home, Herbert Franklin 
Hunt, James L. 
Jacobs, James Lee 
Jordan, Bobby Lee 
King, William Robert 
Lane, J. Rodney 
Ledford, John Thomas 
Lewis, Leon, Jr. 
Matthews, Roy Lee 
Morrill, Jack Meredith 
McNair, Ester Maxwell 
Overman, E. H. 
Owens, Harley McCoy 
Price, Charles Everette, Jr. 
Price, Clayton Zeno 
Randalls, Robert Francis 
Reynolds, Foster Lee 
Smith, Bobby E. 
Smith, Charles Cooper 
Turnage, Roy L., Jr. 
Vamum, Trade 
Wall, C.Arthur 



1962 


Completed 


1969 




1967 


Ordained in Baptist Church 
















1978 


1970 


Completed 


1972 




1970 


1956 


Completed 


1962 




1956 


1967 


Second Year 






1967 


1953 


Completed 


1974 




1971 


1971 


Completed 


1974 




1973 


1971 


Completed 


1972 




1971 


1975 


Third Year 


1977 




1974 


1972 


Completed 


1974 




1973 


1975 


Second Year 






1978 


1974 


Second Year 






1974 


1973 


Completed 






1973 


1955 


Completed 


1960 


1962 


1957 


1978 


License 






1978 


1949 


Completed 


1954 


1957 


1960 


1957 


Completed 


1970 




1963 


1973 


Third Year 


1976 
1972 




1973 
1972 


1968 


Second Year 


1978 




1968 


1966 


Fourth Year 


1971 




1966 


1956 


Completed 


1960 


1962 


1956 


1957 


Completed 


1965 




1962 


1975 


Second Year 


1978 




1976 


1963 


Completed 


1965 




1963 


1955 


Completed 


1966 




1963 


1965 


Completed 


1969 






1974 


Fourth Year 


1975 




1974 


1970 


Completed 


1972 




1970 


1947 


Completed 


1958 


1960 


1949 


1970 


Completed 


1972 




1972 



109 



Part Time Local Pastors: 32 



COURSE OF STUDY 
COMPLETED 



Anderson, Lucille 

Bacote, Thomas B. 

Barnes, H. Groves 

Blackman, Danny Hall 

Brady, Theodore R. 

Bryans, Francis G. 

Campbell, George William 

Crow Johnny Lee 

Cummings, James Floyd 

Cummings, Wilton Rendell 

Davis, Robert L. 

Dawkins, Don 

Dial, Claude 

Fairley, Robert A., Sr. 
Gurley, Raymond Gardner 

Haskell, Howard Walter 
Hause, Charles 
Jones, Linwood S. 
Lewis, Jerry D. 
Lupton, David Edward 
McLean, Emma Ruth 
McLendon, James Earl 
Melvin, B. Fallon 
Ormond, Wilbur C. Jr. 
Parrish, Carrie Whitehurst 
Paxton, Roger Davidson 
Powers, Daniel Paul 
Rouse, JereAiton 
Spells, Leroy 
Stone, Richard 
Warren, W. Arthur 
Woodworth, Douglas R. 



YEAR ORDAINED YEAR FIRST 

DEACON ELDER APPOINTED 



1975 


Second Year 




1974 


First Year 




1976 


First Year 




1978 






1975 


First Year 




1973 


Second Year 


1976 


1969 


Third 


1976 


1975 


License 




1970 


Completed 


1971 


1974 


Fourth Year 


1976 


1977 






1970 


Completed 


1972 


1972 
1965 


Completed 


1974 


1976 


First Year 




1974 


Third Year 




1975 


License 




1968 


Completed 


1969 


1960 


Second Year 




1972 


Fourth Year 


1974 


1973 


Third Year 


1976 


1978 


License 
First Year 




1975 






1968 


Completed 


1970 


1963 


Completed 


1966 


1968 


Completed 


1970 


1977 


License 




1957 


Completed 


1959 



1975 
1973 
1976 
1978 
1976 
1974 
1969 
1975 
1970 
1974 
1978 
1978 

1970 
1972 
1978 
1978 
1974 
1978 
1967 
1973 
1972 
1973 
1978 

1977 
1973 
1963 
1968 

1978 



110 



Student Local Pastors: 







COURSE OF STUDY 


YEAR ORDAINED 


YEARF IRST 


NAME AND SCHOOL 


LICENSE 












COMPLETED 


DEACON ELDER 


APPOINTED 


Barwick, Rodney W. 


1977 


License 




1977 


Methodist 










Bowman, John Martin 


1976 


First Year 




1977 


Louisburg 










Campbell, Bobby Ray 








1978 


Cochran, Earl 


1976 






1978 


Covington, Quinton 


1978 


Candidacy 




1978 


Methodist 










Cribb, Dwight 








1978 


Cribb, Henry D. Jr. 


1972 




1978 


1977 


Duke 










Crim, Roger L. 


1972 


License 


1975 


1976 


Cummings, Simeon Dufrene 1975 


Second Year 


1978 


1975 


Pembroke 










Daniels, Francis 








1978 


Eubank, David Alton 


1976 


Second Year 




1976 


Methodist 










Everett, Glenn B. 


1976 


Second Year 


1978 


1976 


NC Wesleyan 










Friend, Robert E. 


1973 


License 


1975 


1976 


Duke 










Gholston, William G. 


1972 




1976 


1973 


Pembroke 










Hardt, Otto H.C. 


1976 






1977 


NC Wesleyan 










Hebel, J. Richard 


1974 






1976 


Duke 










Home, Alvin 


1978 






1978 


Duke 










Howard, James R. IV 


1975 






1975 


NC Wesleyan 










Huffman, Julian Dwight 


1976 


License 




1976 


NC Wesleyan 










Jones, Bruce 


1973 




1977 


1976 


Duke 










Lancaster, Maurice 


1977 






1977 


Methodist 










Lewis, Jerry Thomas 


1975 






1976 


NC Wesleyan 










Melvin, Thomas G. 


1974 






1978 


Duke 










Melvin, Benny Ray 


1976 






1977 


Duke 










Nicholson, Charles 


1974 


Second Year 


1976 


1977 


Duke 










Palmer, Gregory V. 


1974 




1977 


1977 



111 



Student Local Pastors continued 





mm^^ 


COURSEOF STUDY 


YEARORDAINED 


YEAR FIRST 


NAMEANDSCHOOL 


LICENSE 


COMPLETED 


DEACON ELDER 


APPOINTED 


Phelps, Kenneth 


1971 


Third Year 


1973 


1977 


Duke 










Pullins, Charles 


1975 


License 




1978 


Duke 










Reavis, James L. 


1975 


Second Year 




1977 


NC Wesleyan 










Rhodes, Stephen B. 








1976 


Schantz, David A. Jr. 


1974 




1976 


1977 


Duke 










Schutt, C. Dubois 


1976 






1978 


Duke 










Sessoms, Lester, Jr. 


1974 


First Year 




1975 


Methodist 










Simmons, Michael B. 


1973 




1978 


1976 


Duke 










Speer, W. Morgan 


1976 




1976 


1976 


Southeastern 










Stanley, Ronald A. 


1972 




1973 


1975 


Duke 










Tatum, Jimmy Ray 


1976 






1976 


UNC-Wilmington 










Townsend,WiniamC.,J 


1975 


First Year 




1978 


Pembroke 










Weller, Allen 








1977 


Williams, William F. 


1977 


First Year 




1977 


Sandhills 










Worthington, Kenneth R 


1975 


Second Year 




1977 


Sandhills 










Yount, John 








1978 



112 



Year 

Roll of Diaconal Ministers -1978-1979 consecrated 

Ballance, Bernice, Box 247, Lillington 27546 — Deaconess, Church and 

Com., Worker, Harnett Co. 
Ballance, Ethelynde, Box 412, Raeford, 2%?>16~Deaconess, DCE, First 

UMC, Raeford 
Biddle, Margaret Anne, 504 West Chapel Hill St., Durham 27701— 

DCE Duke Memorial UMC, Durham 1 970 

Bunn, Dana, Director of Christian Education, Edenton Street United 

Methodist Church, Raleigh, NC 
Davenport, Mrs. Charles, Box 1423, Wilson, 27893 — Director of Music, 

First UMC, Wilson 1970 

Garrison, Robert H. Jr., Box 6096, Raleigh, 216QS— Church Business 

Admin. . Hayes Barton UMC, Raleigh 1 973 

Gattis, Irene, 4201 Country Club Drive, New Bern, 2S560— Inactive 

Status— DCE 1975 

Holland, Daniel F., — Director of Music, Jarvis Memorial United 

Methodist Church, Greenville 
Johnson, Marilyn H., 1408 Kimberly Road, New Bern, 2S560— Director 

of Music Centenary UMC, New Bern 1977 

Marshall, James M., 3512 Carolyn Drive, Raleigh, 21604— Director of 

Music, Inactive Status 1971 

O'Connor, Tacoma, 513 N. Hyde Park Avenue, Durham, 27703 — Assoc. 

in Christian Educ, Carr UNC, Durham. 1977 

Offutt, Alma Whitfield, Box 1143, Kinston, 2S50\— Director of Music, 

Queen St., UMC, Kinston 
Penley, Donald, 2616 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 21105— Executive 

Director, The Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc., Durham, NC 27705 
Searles, Roger F., 204 E. Chestnut St., Goldsboro 21530— Director of 

Music /Organist, St. Paul UMC, Goldsboro 1972 

Vaughn, Stephen W. II, 2000 East Sixth St., Greenville, 21^34— Assoc. 

in Christian Education, St. James UMC, Greenville 1977 

Walker, Wanda Gail, Box 627, Hamlet, 2S345— DCE First UMC, 

Hamlet 1971 

Walter, Norma J., — Director of Music, Chestnut Street United Metho- 
dist Church, Lumberton 
Weisser, William i.,— Director of Music, Edenton Street United Methodist 

Church, Raleigh, NC 
Williams, Richard Jerome, 406 S. Fourth St., Smithfield 21511— DCE 

Centenary UMC, Smithfield 1972 

Deaconesses of the North Carolina Annual Conference, 
and Church and Community Workers 

Ballance, Bernice, Church and Community Worker, Harnett County; 

Lillington CC 
Ballance, Ethelynde, Director of Christian Education: Raeford: First CC 
Cameron, Mary C, Robeson County Church and Community Center: 

Sandy Plains CC 
Gerald, Marcelle, Church and Community Worker, Robeson County 

Church and Community Center: Sandy Plains CC 

113 



Nichols, Mary, Retired Deaconess 

Purkey, Betty, Church and Community Worker, Robeson County Church 
and Community Center; Sandy Plains CC 



Conference Directory - Alphabetical 

Note: Information for the Confernce Directory derives principally 
from two sources: from the ministers themselves on the cards 
provided them and filed with the Conference Secretary, and 
from District Directories furnished the Conference Secretary by 
the Superintendents. However, each minister is personally 
responsible for the correct reporting of his/her own address. 
Spouse's name (when provided) is given in parentheses after 
pastor's name. If there is an error in your address or telephone 
numbers, please notify the Conference Secretary immediately so 
the correction may be made for the Conference Journal. 

Bishop Robert M. Blackburn, The Methodist Building, Room 205, 1307 
Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, North Carolina 27605; Telephone: 
828-9435; Mailing Address: P. O. Box 10955, Raleigh, North Carolina 
27605. Home Address: 3116 Eton Road, Raleigh 27608; Home Tele- 
phone: 782-0520 



Name, Address, Appointment 



Office 



Home 



Adams, Dennis Marion (Lee), 5462 Highway 581, 

Goldsboro 27530 — Goldsboro: Pine Forest 
Adkins, Lowell Earl, Box 15255, Biltmore 

Station, Asheville 28803 — Leave of Absence 
Aiken, Michael Lee (Catherine), 521 Lennox 

Avenue, Fayetteville 28303 — Director. Fay- 

etteville Urban Ministry 
Aills, Lovell Roy (Barbara), P. O. Box 415, 

Zebulon 27597 — Zebulon 
Aitken, P. Wesley (Ruth), Box 3112, Medical 

Center, Duke University, Durham 27710 (2909 

Harriman Avenue 27705) — Chaplain, Medical 

Duke University 
Alexander, Franklin Lee (Millie), 104 Stedwick 

Place, Durham 21112— Ellis Chapel 
Alexander, Gayle T. (Kathryn), 2102 Allison 

Court, Burlington 27215 — Clinical Social 

Worker. Alamance-Caswell Mental Health 

Center 
Alexander, J. C, Jr. (Sue), Rt. 3, Box 199, Sylva 

28779 — Associate Professor, Western Carolina 



735-5161 736-1910 



483-5944 868-1025 



269-9408 269-7531 



684-3586 489-5491 



477-1012 



228-0581 584-1021 



University 



704/293-7491 586-5220 



114 



Allen, Danny Gregory (Bonnie), Rt. 2, Box 27-B, 

Hurdle Mills 27541— M/. Zion 
Allen, Gordon E., Jr. (Alice), P. O. Box 35, Stella 

I'^S^l— Midway- Bethlehem 
Anderson, Lucile, P. O. Box 73, Rowland 28383— 

Rowland: Cedar Grove-Salem, Associate 
Andrews, Chester J. (Ethel), 117 W. Union Street, 

Hillsborough 2121S~Retired 
Andrews, John Cleveland (Nancy), Rt. 3, Box 235, 

Raleigh 21603— Hollands 
Armstrong, Edward P. (Sara Alice), 1 102 Cherry 

Lane, New Bern 2S560— Pamlico Parish, Assoc. 638-1 196 
Ashmore, H. R. (Lalin), 314 Eden Terrace, High 

Point 21263— Retired 
Atchley, Robert W. (Susan), Rt. 1, Box 136. 

Laurel Hill 28351 — Sneads Grove 
Atwood, David R. (Beverly), 1106 N. Chatham 

Avenue, Siler City 21344— Siler City: West 

End 
Auman, James Albert (Mildred), 2201 Lynnwood 

Drive, Wilmington 28403 — District Superin- 
tendent 
Aycock, John D. (Francis), 502 E. Bay Street, 

Warsaw 28398- Warsaw 293-4944 



276-7340 



364-2317 
326-4687 

732-7712 
772-5294 
638-3465 
434-1591 
276-7378 



742-3108 742-2757 

762-0400 
293-4365 



B 

Bacote, Thomas B. [Tom] (Emma), 1808 Gola 

Drive, Fayetteville 2830 1 —Goldsboro: St. John 486- 1 397 488-6899 
Bailey, James H. [Jim] (Helen), 510 S. Washington 

Street, Greenville 27834 (107 Williamsburg 

Drive) — Greenville: Jarvis Memorial 
Baker, M. Randall (Freda), 1401 S. College Road 

Wilmington 28403 (2202 Acacia Rd. 28401)— 

Wilmington: : Wesley Memorial 
Baldridge, Robert L. [Bob] (Janice), Box 10955, 

Raleigh 27605 (2809 Old Orchard Road 27607) 

—Coordinator, Leadership Development and 

Adult Ministries, Conference Council on Min- 
istries 
Ball, Walter C. (Katherine), 660 Merrimon 

Avenue, Asheville 2SS04— Retired 
Ballance, Bernice, P. O. Box 247, Lillington 27546 

— Deaconess, Church and Community Worker, 

Harnett County 
Ballance, Ethelynde, P. O. Box 412, Raeford 

2^316— Deaconess. Director of Christian Educa- 
tion, Raeford: First 



752-3101 756-4645 



791-4092 763-8857 



828-0568 782-7680 



704/252-3819 



893-5534 



875-2111 875-2212 



115 



Bame, Robert L. [Bob] (Helen), 1712 Millbrook 
Road (1211 Fairfax Drive), Raleigh 27609— 
Raleigh: Millbrook 
Barber, Morris L. (Leoma), Rt. 3, Box 14-A, 

RoxboTO 21513— Brooksdale-Brookland 
Barber, Wilson Edward [Eddie] (Jane), 402 

Denim Drive, Erwin 2S339—Erwin 
Barbour, Berry O. (Dixie), P. O. Box 43, Gates- 

ville 2193S—Gatesville 
Barfield, Warren Qark (Deborah), Rt. 2, Box 

215-F, LaGrange 2S55\— Jerusalem-Bethel 
Barnes, H. Groves (Muriel), P. O. Box 1 19, Bailey 

21S01—Tarboro: Hart 
Barrett, Troy James (Robbie), Box 1738 (217 
McRae Street), Laurinburg 2S352—Laurinburg: 
First 
Barrs, William K. (Patricia), 13889 North 108 

Drive, Sun City, Ariz. S535\— Retired 
Barwick, Rodney W. (Arwiller), Rt. 7, Box 276, 

Fayetteville 28306— Marvm 
Batchelor, Edward C. (Grace), P. O. Box 62, 

Rocky Point 2S451— Rocky Point 
Beane, Kenneth E. (Margaret), 532 Rock Canyon 

Drive, Fayetteville 2^303— Parkton 
Bedsworth, Ellis J. (Betty), P. O. Box 207, Bethel 

21S\2— Bethel 
Beeson, Chaplain (MAJ) Gilbert W., Jr. (Barbara), 
6217 ABS Flight/HC, APO San Francisco, CA 
96319— Chaplain, USAF (Home: 6001 Poland 
Ct., Fayetteville 28304) 
Benfield, Jack M. (Jane), P. O. Box 147, Fremont 

21S30— Fremont 
Bergland, John K. (Barbara), 3920 Berry Bush 
Place, Durham 21105— Associate Dean for Dev- 
elopment, Divinity School, Duke University 
Best, Nancy Ruth, 301 Sherman Drive, Fayetteville 

2S30\— Fayetteville: Wesley Heights 
Bethea, Joseph B. (Shirley), P. O. Box 639 (1417 
Carolina Drive), Rockingham 2S319— District 
Superintendent 
Bingham, Buell E. (Lois), 3108 Archdale Road, 

High Point 21263— Retired 
Birt, Kenneth C, II (Jacqui), P. O. Box 2597 (326 
Oakland Drive), Burlington 21 2\ 5— Burlington: 
Front Street, Associate 
Bissette, Lester C. (Catherine), P 

Pinebluff 2^313— Pinebluff 
Bizzell, Henry A., Jr. (Grace), P 
Rich lands, 2%519—Richlands 



O. Box 365, 
O. Box 308, 



876-0865 876-3910 

599-7040 

897-8894 897-5968 

375-1180 375-0354 

778-3502 

235-3764 

276-1593 276-1592 



484-8706 
675-0211 
867-5412 
825-4311 

868-5434 
242-4062 

489-0381 

488-2098 

895-6998 
431-6742 

584-9439 
281-3468 
324-3665 



825-8041 



242-4797 

684-3041 
483-3670 



227-6263 



324-5464 



116 



Black, Ch. (Lt. Col.) Bobby C. (Marybel) 
T^9i^^^' L^"gley AFB, VA 22665~Chaplain, 



USAF 



Blackburn, Linwood E. (Polly), Box 1423 (102 
Brentwood Drive), Wilson 27S93~ Wilson: 
First, Associate 

Blackman, Danny H. (Peggy), 115 Carolina 

Avenue, Smithfield llSll—Smithfield: Asbury 
Blake, Rodger Russell (Evelyn), Rt. 2, Box 131 

Sm\W\T\t\d 21 511 —Pine Level 
Blanchard, George F. (Lillian), P. O. Box 64132, 

Fayetteville 2S306~Fayetteville: Victory 
Blankenhorn, Richard Robert (May), Box 37 

(102 Terry Avenue), Edenton 21932~Edenton 
Blount, George Wood (Evelyn), 2614 Coolee- 

mee Drive, Raleigh 2160S~Retired 
Blue, John Robert (Ann), Rt. 1, Box 140-D 

Baham a 27503— VA Chaplain 
Boggs, Clyde Stewart (Hazel), 313 Wayne 

Drive, Wilmington 2S403~Westview( Retired) 
Bogie, Edward F. (Ruth), 313 Church Street, 

Roxboro 21513~Roxboro: Grace 
Boone, Daniel C. (Ruth), P. O. Box 99, James- 

ville 21S46~Jamesville 
Boone, Paul Wendell (Ellen Brent), 410 Edge- 
wood Circle, Whiteville 28472— Whiteville 
Boone, Sidney Grant (Katherine), P. O. Box 

411, Nashville 21S56~ Mt. Pleasant (Retired) 
Bostick, Joseph K. [Joe] (Julia, P. O. Box 177 

Rose Hill 2S45S~Rose Hill 
Bowman, Daniel D. (Delores), Rt. 4, Box 48 

Snow Hill 2S5S0~Rainbow 
Bowman, John M. (Fayette), Rt. 2, Box 89, 

Warrenton 215S9~Bethlehem-Shady Grove 
Boyette, Lynwood Clayton (Louise), P. O Box 

116, Shiloh 21914— South Camden 
Bradley, David G. (Gail), 2507 Sevier Street, 
Durham 211 05— Professor, Department of 
Religion, Duke University 
Bradshaw, Francis C. [Brad] (Sue), 4415 Pleas- 
ant Grove Church Rd. (6401 Pleasant Pines 
Dr.), Raleigh 21(>\2— Raleigh: Pleasant Grove 
Brady, Theodore R., Jr. [Ted] (Betty Jo), 2414 
Roberts Avenue, Lumberton 28358— Proj- 
pect: Fairview-Hickory Grove 
Branch, Johnny Hobbs (Susan), Rt. 2, Box 385 

Elm City 27822— A//. Zion 
Brantley, Allen P. (Mildred), 624 Country Club 
Dr., Burlington 21215— Retired 



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Braswell, Kermit L. (Alice), Box 508 (1206 

Woodberry Road), Kinston 2S50\—Kinston: 

Queen St. 527-2119 523-2441 

Breedin, Clarence Renneker, Jr. (Grace), P. O. 

Box 561, Littleton 21S50— Retired 586-3583 

Bridges, Lawrence J., 201 Winterlochen Road, 

R2i\dgh 27603— Gamer: St. Andrews 772-4410 772-3825 

Brigman, Carey Houston (Ella Mae), Rt. 1, Box 

71 A, Sneads Ferry 2S460— Retired 
Brock, Leon Moran (Willie), 5014 Lord Byron 

Road, Wilmington 2S405— Retired 791-0309 

Brodie, Robert Stewart (Helen), 1331 Granville 

Street, Burlington 21215— Burlington: West 

Burlington 226-9477 227-3993 

Brothers, Lloyd C, 22620 Ocean Avenue, Apt. 

7, Torrance, CA 90505— Retired 213/378-0591 

Brov^n, Adrian E. (Hannah), 1732 Beaumont 

Drive, Greenville 21S34— Retired 756-1970 

Brown, Chester Darroll (Catherine), Rt. 2, Box 

526, Kinston 28501 — 7-/-m/7>; 523-5255 523-9955 

Brown, James C. R (Charlotte), 210 Calico 

Drive, Morehead City 2^551- Mo rehead City: 

First 726-3541 726-4055 

Brown, Philip Sherman (Carol), 175 Skye Drive, 

Southern Pines 2%3%1— Executive Director, 

Episcopal Home for the Ageing, Southern 

Pines 692-7151 692-3134 

Brown, Samuel H. (Beverly), Box 220 (210 

Stone Street), Hope Mills 2%3A%—Hope Mills 425-0108 425-5019 
Brown, Wesley Freeland (Jane), Rt. 1, Box 

265-A, Moncure 21559— Moncure 542-2295 

Browning, Paul C. (Winnie), Wesley Manor, 

22nd & Bay Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226 

(1446 Old Stagecoach Road 08230) 609/399-8505 399-2692 

Brownlee, David E. (Irene), 4309 Windsor 

Place, Raleigh 21609— Raleigh: St. Marks, 

Associate 787-0544 781-2345 

Brunson, Jesse (Doris), Rt. 2, Box 16-A, Row- 
land 28383— M/. Zion- Wall's Chapel 422-3864 
Brunson, Richard D., Rt. 4, Box 209, Burlington 

272 1 5— Burlington Circuit 584-8646 

Bryan, Everette E. (Christine), P. O. Box 307, 

Magnolia 2S453— Magnolia 289-2736 

Bryan, Chap. (MAJ), James L. (Margaret), 321 

Leeds Gate Road, Savannah, GA 31406— 

Chaplain. US Army 919/925-4050 

Bryans, Francis G., 203 Squire Drive, Kinston 

2850 1 — Webb Chapel 523- 1 407 



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Bryant, Charles V. (Wanda), Box 728 (506 Cas- 
well Rd.), Chapel Hill 21b\A- Chapel Hill: 

University 
Bryant, Terry Abbott (Linda), P.O. Box 

Spring Hope 218S2- Spring Hope 
Buie, James C, Jr. (Lyn), Route 1, Box 4, 

ton 27305 -M?7f on 
Bundy, Robert Francis [Bob] (Inez), P.O. 

506, Lillington 21546 — Lillington 
Bunn, Paul Grayson (Dot), 1700 Ft. Bragg Road, 

Fayetteville 28303 —Fayetteville : Haymount 
Burgess. C. Nathan [Nat] (Elizabeth), P.O. Box 

356, Norlina 21b6S-Norlina 
Burgess, Roy O. (Gladys), P.O. Box 239, Wan- 

chese 27981 - Wanchese 
Bums, Weyland Sherman (Dorothy), P.O. Box 

155, Ken\y 21542 -Kenly-Buckhom 
Bumside, Hobart W., Jr. [Hobie] (Mary Jane) , 

Rt. 4, Box 118-B, Clinton 28328 -C/mf on Ct. 
Butson, John D., Route 2, Box 64, New Bern 

28560 - Beech Grove 
Byers, Leonard C. II [Len] (Sara), 839 E. Main 

St., Shelby 28150 -Director of Pastoral Care 

Cleveland Memorial Hospital, Shelby 
Byrd, Albert DeWitt, Jr. [A.D.] (Rose), 208 

Sampson Drive, Clinton 28328 — C/mf on.- First 
Byrd, Douglas Leon (Carolyn), Drawer C (206 

Sycamore Drive), Beaufort 28516 — Beau/or/. 

Ann St. 
Byrd, Nathan H. (Jackie), P.O. Box 665, Ahoskie 

21910 -Ahoskie 



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Cameron, Angus McKay (Kay), P.O. Box 456, 

Candor 27229 - Candor 
Cameron, Hugh Harris (Maryella), Box 10955, 

Raleigh 27605 (428 Northbrook Dr. - 27609) - 

Coordinator, Children's Ministry & Camping, 

Conference Council on Ministries 
Cameron, Mary C, 2-B Fourth St., Pembroke 

28372— Z)eacone55, Robeson Co. Church & 

Community Center 738-5204 

Campbell, Dennis Marion (Leese), 416 Harrell 

Drive, Spartanburg, S.C. 29302 -^55^ Pro- 
fessor, Chmn. Dept. of Religion and Chaplain, 

Converse College. 803/585-6421 

Campbell, George William (Faye), P.O. Box 

597, ^r'ldgcton 285\9-Bridgeton 



974-4504 



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Capps, Clingman C. (Patricia), P. O. Box 445, 

Snow Hill 2S5S0—Snow Hill: Calvary 747-3360 747-3723 

Garden, Billy McCoy (Peggy), P. O. Box 1007, 

K'mstonlSSOl—Kinston: Westminster 527-0215 523-9916 

Carroll, J. M. (Reu), Wesley Pines Retirement 

Home, Rt. 8, Lumberton 2S35S— Retired 738-9691 

Carruth, Paul (Roberta), 1911 Raeford Road, 

Fayetteville 2S305— District Superintendent 485-2734 

Carruth, Robert Kelly [Robbie] P. O. Box 355, 

Norlina 27563 — Jerusalem-Zion 456-2231 

Carson, W. Eric (Melissa), 730 Blackwell Drive, 

(1813 Sloan Ave.), Fayetteville 28301— Fa>'e«e- 

ville: Culbreth 483-89 1 8 483-443 1 

Carter, Theodore Von [Ted] (Bertha), 1021 Ober- 

lin Road, Raleigh 21605— Raleigh: Wilson 

Temple 828-9989 828-9989 

Casiday, H. Warren (Marie), P. O. Box 297, 

Lucama 27851 239-0329 

Caudill, Chaplain Charles C. (Shirley), 4500 

ABWg/HC, Langley AFB, VA 23365 804/432-7803 85 1 -8550 

Caviness, James W., Jr. (Jackie), Rt. 9, Box 676, 

Sanford 21130— Center 115-514% 

Chaffm, J. Claude (Lucille), 201 River Drive, 

SouthpoTt 2S46\—Southport 457-6633 457-6341 

Chambers, Martin R. (Dena), 2401 Parkway 

Drive, Winston-Salem 21103— Retired 725-6875 

Chandler, Daniel Ross, Box, 511, FDR Station, 

New York 10022 — Asst. Professor, Rutgers 

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 201/932-9335 2 1 2/682-4975 
Chandler, George P. (Tona), Box 977, Columbia 

College, Columbia, SC 29203— Professor, 

Columbia College 803/786-3755 787-4350 

Cheek, W. Hoyt (Leona), P. O. Box 129, Lemon 

Springs 2S355— Lemon Springs 776-8072 

Cheezem, Clyde B. (Patty), 3818 Helena Street, 

NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33103— Leave of 

Absence 813/525-7528 

Cherry, Corbin L.,—VA Chaplain 
Chilton, Delmer Lowell (Debbie), Rt. 3, Box 317, 

Mebane 27302— ///g/?fow/- 694-4258 

Chrismon, Harold M., Sr. [Pete] (Jackie), 824 N. 

Bloodworth Street (1301 Mordecai Drive), 

Rsi\Q\gh21604— Raleigh: Trinity 832-1390 833-7466 

Clarke, D. A. (Agnes), P. O. Box 17, Bahama 

21503— Retired 477-2617 

Clarke, W. Thomas [Tom] (Alexanne), 609 Trail 

2,BurVmgion212\5— Burlington: St. Paul 228-1681 226-0818 

Clements, William E. (Dorothy), Rt. 3, Box 135-E, 

Laurinburg 2^352— Caledonia 276-6858 

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Clift, David S. (Janice), Rt. 8, Box 121, Chapel 

Hill 21514— Chapel Hill: Orange 942-47 14 

Cline, John M. (Alice), 3621 Sheffield Drive, 

Rocky Mount 21S0\— District Superintendent 443-5540 

Coble, Joseph Fillmore [Joe] (Virginia), 2310 

Cranford Road, Durham 21106— Retired 489-5226 

Cochran, Earl William (Carol Sue), P. O. Box 153, 

Battleboro 21S09—Battleboro 977-33 1 1 

Coile, James H. (Sara), Rt. 6, Box 79, Mebane 563-5942 or 

21302— Hebron 563-3375 563-6408 

Collins, Thomas A. [Tom] (Anne), P. O. Box 277 

(407 Roanoke Avenue), Roanoke Rapids 27870 

—Roanoke Rapids: First 537-2173 537-4462 

Commander, Richard T. [Rick] (Lelia), 101 

Martinsborough Road, Greenville, 27834 — 

District Superintendent 756-3918 

Compton, Stephen Charles (Lala), Rt. 1, Box 

95-A, Efland 21243— Chestnut Ridge 563-5 108 

Connor, William O.^(Frankie), 6201 Wrightsville 

Avenue, Wilmington 2S403— Retired 799-0400 

Cook, Irving E. (Evelyn), P. O. Box 10, Hooker- 
ton 2S53%—Hookerton 747-5548 
Cope, Roger Dale (Joy), Rt. 1, Box 107-A. Cove 

City 28523 — Asbury-Tuscarora 
Cottingham, Chaplain John G. (Anita), 306-C 

Stewart Avenue, Ft. Benning, Ga 31905 — Chap- 
lain, VS Army 544-2511 682-0198 
Cottingham, William T., HI [Bill] (Jana), 1614 

Delaware Avenue, Durham 27705 — Durham: 

Trinity, Associate 683-1387 286-9501 

Cotton, Worth B. (Alice), P. O. Box 427, Mount 

G\\Q2i(S 21 306— Retired 439-5173 

Covington, J. Quinton, Jr. (Karen), Rt. 4, Box 

85Z, Laurinburg 2S352—Laurinburg: Central 276-9191 

Cox, Richard L., 2523 Sevier Street, Durham 

21105— Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Duke 

University 684-3743 493-2305 

Cox, William F., Jr. [Bill] (Marilyn), 5316 Chesa- 
peake Road, Fayetteville 2S30\—Fayetteville: 

Johnson Memorial 488-5406 822-2429 

Crawford, Eugene C. (Blanche), 306 Monmouth 

Avenue, Durham 21101— Retired 688-2019 

Crawley, Hyder Ferguson (Madeline), Rt. 2, Box 

333-C, Morehead City 2S551—Morehead City: 

Franklin Memorial 726-4053 

Creech, C. McGee (Leatrice), 212 Harding Drive, 

Goldsboro 21530— Garris Chapel 731-3203 778-2272 

Creech, James E. [Jimmy] (Merle), P. O. Box 278, 

Ocracoke 21960— Ocracoke 928-42 1 1 

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Cribb, Henry D., Jr., Rt. 6, Box 372, Chapel Hill 

21514— Merritts-Ebenezer 933-6878 

Crim, Roger L. (Susan), Rt. 2, Box 341, Rouge- 

mont 21512— Mt. Tabor- Rive rview 411-311S 

Critcher, Burrell Duke (Martha Gotten), 1283-F 

Schaub Drive, Raleigh 21606— Retired 851-5133 

Crossno, Ramsey Leon (Katherine), 9 Colonial 

Drive, Wilmington 2^401)- Wilmington: Fifth 

Avenue 763-2621 762-7003 

Crotwell, Helen G., Box 4752, Duke Station, 

Durham 27706 — Associate Minister to Duke 

University 684-2909 489-5583 

Crow, John L. (Joanne), 1608 Athens Drive, 

Raleigh 21606— Linden: Parkers Grove 85 1-1 230 

Crow, William A. [Bill] (Loise), R O. Box 1624, 

Southern Pines 2S3S1— Retired 692-2182 

Crowder, William R. [Bill] (Edith), 2803 E. Ash 

SiTeQUGo\dsbovo21530—Goldsboro: Daniels 778-2350 778-0967 
Crum, John H. [Jack] (Kay), 509 N. Road Street, 

Elizabeth City 21909— Elizabeth City: City 

Road 335-2658 335-2515 

Crutchfield, Gilbert W. (Jessie), 210 Virginia 

Avenue, Garner 21529— Retired 772-8844 

Cucare, Nicholas T. (Sarah), 745 Austin Drive, 

Lumberton 2S35S—Lumberton: Asbury-Pineview 738-5431 

Cummings, James F. [Jimmy] (Frances), 1708 

Maryland Street, Lumberton 28358 — Lumber- 
ton: Mt. Olive-Millers Chapel 738-7600 739-2072 
Cummings, Simeon Dufrene (Peggy), P. O. Box 

348, Pembroke 2S312— Pembroke: Ashpole- 

Pleasant Grove 521-9602 

Cummings, Simeon F. (Maude), P. O. Box 725, 

Pembroke 2S312— Robeson County Cooperative 

Ministry 521-8600 521-8164 

Cummings, William (Edna), 5498 Richwood 

Court, Fayetteville 2S304— Wilmington: St. 

John-Smith Chapel 867-2784 

Cummings, Wilton R. (Pattie), Rt. 2, Box 347, 

Pembroke 2^312— Collins Chapel- Philadelphus 52 1-229 1 

Cushman, Robert E. (Barbara), 2719 Spencer 

Street, Durham 27705 — Professor, Divinity 

School, Duke University 684-5558 489-5642 

Cuthrell, Billy Boyd (Jean), Rt. 1, Box 171, \\[\h- 

borough2121S— New Sharon 732-4243 

Cyr, Ronald D. (Susan), Rt. 3, Box 327, Kinston 

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Danek, Thomas A. (Frankie), Rt. 1, Box 3B7, 

Pittsboro 27312 — Admin, for Juvenile Division, 

Administrative Office of the Courts 
Daniel, David E. (Ivor), Rt. 1, Box 70, Moravian 

Falls 28654 — President, Wilkes Community 

College, Wilkesboro 667-7136 667-4265 

Daniel, M. Francis (Gail), P. O. Box 446 (111 

College Street), Littleton T1%5Q>— Calvary 586-3762 

Daniels, Chap. (MAJ) Franklin D. (Majorie), 

Office of the Chaplain, Ft. Huachuca, AZ 85613 

— Chaplain, VS Army 
Davidson, Barney L. (Donna), 3118 Truitt Drive, 

Burlington 21215— District Superintendent 584-7959 

Davis, C. Earl, 797 Planters Row, Lilburn, GA 

30247 — Alcohol and Drug Consultant, Dept. of 

Human Resources, State of Georgia 
Davis, Donnie Gray (Barbara), P. O. Box 95, 

Norman 28367— A^oA-mfl« 652-3131 

Davis, George A. (Elizabeth), Rt. 2, Box 648, 

Graham 21253— Phillips Chapel 578-3084 

Davis, Gerry G. (Dianne), P. O. Box 326, Conway 

2m0— Conway 585-1984 

Davis, Harvey L. (Swindell), 2616 Erwin Road, 

Durham 21105— Retired 
Davis, Herbert Charles (Anne), P. O. Box 324, 

Havdock 2S532—Havelock: First 447-3541 447-3763 

Davis, Herman Fred (Polly), P. O. Box 336, Eliza- 

bethtown 2%2>ll —Elizabethtown 862-3706 862-3654 

Davis, Jefferson W. (Jean), P. O. Box 279, Cor- 
dova 2%2>Z0— Cordova 997-5492 895-4836 
Davis, Michael Ayers, Route 1, Box 390, Elm City 

27822— Temperance Hall-McKendree 442-480 1 

Davis, Robert L. (Betty), 2180 California Street, 

Lumberton 2%15%— Philadelphia-Cool Springs 738-6892 

Davis, Thomas Crawley, HI, 2003 Ward Street, 

Durham 27707 — Campus Minister, Duke 

University Parish Ministry 286-3589 489- 1 86 1 

Dawkins, Don M. (Pat), Rt. 3, Box 358, Rocking- 
ham 28379— raZ^emflc/e 895-4018 895-3359 
Dawson, Robert Grady (Elizabeth), 2802 Evans 

Street, Morehead City 2^551— Retired 726-4875 

DeHart, Murry 1., Jr., P. O. Box 716, Pittsboro 

21312- Pittsboro: First 542-2330 542-4525 

Desrosiers, Norman A., Morris Village, 610 

Faison Drive, Columbia, SC 29203— Medical 

Director, Earle E. Morris Alcohol and Drug 

Rehabilitation Center 803/758-4474 772-5068 



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Dickens, Jan Johnson (Joan), Rt. 4, Box 481, 
Hillsborough 2111^— Eno- Palmers Grove 

Dillman, Lewis Albert (Dot), P. O. Box 401, Scot- 
land Neck ll%lAScotland Neck 

Dillon, Frederick F. (Anita), P. O. Box 206, Col- 
umbia, 27 925 — Tyrrell 

Dixon, Samuel W., Jr. (Susan), P. O. Box 98, 
Sneads Ferry 28460 — Sneads Ferry 

Dodson, Jerry S. (Wanda), Rt. 1, Box 474-A, 
Haw River 2125S—Salem 

Dodson, Lewis H. (Carrie Ruth), Route 3, Box 
135, Walnut Cove 21052— Disability Leave 

Dodson, Samuel G., Jr. (Sara), P. O. Box 3270, 
Charlotte 2S203— Leave of Absence 

Doucette, Leonard F. (Coleen), P. O. Box 42, 
Pollocksville 28573— Po//ocA:5v///e 

Dowdy, Melvin D. (Bonnie), 4407 Fitzhugh 
Avenue, Richmond, VA 23230 — Asst. Director 
of Pastoral Services, Commonwealth Psychiatric 
Center 804/329-4392 

Draper, Howard Dennis, Jr. (Cathy), 142 Hunting 
Ridge Road, Roanoke Rapids 27870 — Alcohol- 
ism Program Coordinator, Halifax County 
Mental Health Center 

Drew, Robert M., Sr. [Bob] (Joan), 625 Cedar 
Street, Roanoke Rapids 27870 — Roanoke 
Rapids: Rosemary 

Dulaney, Earl G. (Judy), 1899 Wilkins Street, Bur- 
lington 27215 — Burlington: Grace 

Dunlap, David R. (Edna), 3212 McChoen Drive, 
Fayetteville 28301 — Fayetteville: John Wesley 

Dunn, Clyde H. (Betty), P. O. Box 153 (204 S. 
Walnut St.), Farmville 21 S2S— Fa rmville 

Dunn, J. C. [Chick] (Aileen), P. O. Box 624, 
Pinetops 27864 — Disability Leave 

Dunn, Truman Lee (Ann), 253 Brookside Avenue, 
Ridgewood, NJ 01 ASO— Student, Union Theo- 
logical Seminary 

Duplissey, Frederick John, P. O. Box 965, Kenly 
215A2-Retired 

Dutton, John Henry, Jr. (Patricia), 2917 Prince- 
ton, Apt. No. 9, Ft. Worth, TX 1 6 \09— Student. 
Brite Divinity School 2 14/926-8947 



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Eakin, Charles F. (Frances), Route 1, Box 565, 

Pelham 2731 1— Co66 Circuit 
Early, Joyce V. (Chrisstine), 338 Curtis Drive, 

Rockingham 2S319— Retired 



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Earnhardt, Edwin L. (Dolores), Box 7058 (113 

McRae Court), Jacksonville 28540— yac^^ow- 346-9726 or 

ville: Northwoods 346-9727 347-1338 

Eason, John Michael, 612 Aiken Parkway, 

Fuquay Varina 27526 — Student, Divinity 

School, Duke University 552-3605 

Eason, Steven Phillip (Cathy), 955 Lambeth 

Circle, Apt. 16-A, Durham 21106— Student, 

Divinity School, Duke University 383-35 1 2 

Eason, W. Everette, Sr. (Helen), P. O. Box 502, 

Troy 2737 1 — Troy: Trinity 576-4 1 86 572-2300 

Edens, Allen C, Jr. (Frances), 1715 Bixley Drive, 

Fayetteville 28303— 5/J/-m^ Lake 822-3730 

Edens, Nelson P. (Annie), Rt. 3, Box 193-A, 

Clinton 2^1,1%— Retired 592-2432 

Edge, G. Lloyd (Eleanor), P. O. Box 13, Pinetops 

21'i6A—Pinetops-Conetoe 823-4176 823-4496 

Edwards, J. Paul (Gerry), 617 Banks Avenue, 

Goldsboro 21530— District Superintendent 734-5324 

Elam, Howard A. (Anne), P. O. Box 35, Bolivia 

2S422— Bolivia 253-6293 253-5902 

Eller, Carl Mitchell, P. O. Box 121, Efland, 27243 

—Ejland 732-7957 732-8451 

Elliott, Roger Vernon (Jackie), 1712 Kirkwood 

Dn\Q,T>\xx\\2im21105— Durham: Bethany 477-6659 471-1084 

Elliott, William F. (Sarah), 1804 Elizabethtown 

Road, Lumberton 2'^Z5^— Retired 739-9923 

Ellis, Wallace M. [Wally] (Luella), 114 E. Church 

Street, Williamston 27892— f^////aw5?on 792-3360 792-2802 

Epperson, J. Sidney (Frances), P. O. Box 398, 

Hubert 28539— //M^er/ 353-0441 353-1930 

Epps, Ralph Isaac, Sr. (Pat), 301 Forest Hill Ave- 
nue, Rocky Mount 27801 — Rocky Mount: 

Englewood 443-5483 443-6916 

Estes, Gayla Green (Harvey), 2405 Rolling Pines 

Avenue, Durham 27703 — Durham: Wellons- 

Bethesda-Maybrook-Massey 596-3948 

Estes, J. Harvey (Gayla), 2405 Rolling Pines 

Avenue, Durham 27703 — Durham: Wellons- 

Bethesda-Maybrook-Massey 596-3948 

Eubank, David A. (Linda), P. O. Box 417, Faison 

2S34\—Faison 267-2061 267-2861 

Eubanks, George B., Jr. (Lina), P. O. Box 313, 

Harkers Island 2S53\— Markers Island 728-4368 

Evans, Paul W. (Pauline), Box 133, Brook Valley 

Mobile Home Park, Rocky Mount 27801— 

Disability Leave 443-5426 



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Evans, Willie J. [Bill] (Frances), Rt. 1, Box 1, 

Cades, SC 295\S—Disabilitv Leave 803/389-3256 

Everett, Glenn B. (Patricia), P. O. Box 182, Stokes 

21SS4— Stokes 752-2425 

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Faggart, Tommy M. (Billie), P. O. Box 396, Gary 

215\\—Cary: First 467-1861 467-9290 

Fairley, Robert A. (Annie), P. O. Box 185, Maxton 
2S364— Pembroke Circuit 844-3684 844-5487 

Falls, Andy B., Jr. (Helen), 407 N. Wilkinson 

Drive, St. Pauls 28384—5/. Pauls 865-4301 865-4226 

Farmer, John A. (Peggy), Rt. 2, Box 80-A, Arapa- 
hoe 2S5\0— Director, Camp Don-Lee 249-1 106 

Farmer, William H. [Billy] (Eula), Rt. 1, Box 501, 

Mi.OV\ve2S365—Goldsboro:Airboro 734-9220 658-3526 

Feltman, Walter G. (Mary), 1009 Albemarle 
Gourt, New Bern 2S560— Pamlico Parish. 
Associate (Retired) 637-2126 

Ferguson, Horace T. (Brenda), 1305 Brucemont 
Drive, Garner 27529 — Raleigh: Layden Mem- 
orial 828-9642 772-8455 

Fisher, Albert Fleet (Becky), Box 8816, Forest 
Hills Station (21 1 Monticello Avenue), Durham 
27707 — Director, Rural Church Section, The 
Duke Endowment 489-3359 489-0196 

Fisher, Edgar B. (Ruth), 620 Gountry Glub Drive, 

Burlington 212\5— Retired 227-1014 

Fisher, Jesse T. (Mabel), 9 Glegg Street, Franklin- 
ton 21525— Retired 494-2228 

Fitzgerald, F. Owen (Mary Owens), Box 6096, 
Raleigh 27608 (3212 Beaufort Street 27609)— 
Raleigh: Hayes Barton 832-6435 787-0648 

Fleming, Ralph Lang, Jr. (Ruth), 1 1 1 N. Driver 

Street, Durham 27703— Z^wMaw.- Carr 596-7210 596-6707 

Flynn, Robert Glark [Bob] (Jeannine), 206 Lake 

Pines Drive, LaGrange 28551— LflGra«ge 566-3148 566-3862 

Fogleman, Leland Jan, P. O. Drawer 1268, San- 
ford 21330— Sanford: St. Luke, Associate 776-2012 776-6272 

Forbes, Daniel M., Jr. (Nell), Rt. 1, Box 48, Mt. 
0\ive2S365— Bethel-Rones 658-4721 658-4839 

Forbes, Joseph W. [Joe] (Pat), 300 E. Third Awq- 

nuQ, Chadboum 2S43\—Chadbourn-Evergreen 654-3448 652-3563 

Forringer, Julie Bethel (Dick), 2427 Pickett Road, 
Durham 21105— Pastoral Counselor, Family 
Counseling Service 688-7387 489-9248 

Fortescue, Frank Wahab (Sallye), 310 E. 13th 
Street, Washington 21SS9— Retired 946-8491 



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Fouts, Dwight L. (Frances), Rt. 2, Box 545, Lex- 
ington 11292— Retired 744-5367 

Fox, Douglas E. (Norman), 2700 Avent Ferry 
Road, Raleigh 27606 (3406 Avent Ferry Road) 
—Raleigh: Wynnewood Park 833-9394 851-5790 

Fraley, Fletcher W. (Jean), 205 Elm Street, Max- 
ton 28364— Mfljc/o«; St. Paul 844-3792 844-5463 

France, Everett J. (Susan), 1180 Apple Blossom 

Comi,K2i\Q\g\\2160(i— Leave of Absence 1S2-1111 851-8909 

Frazier, Kenneth E., 1400 Waterford Drive, Dis- 
trict Heights, MD 2002S— Chaplain, St. Eliza- 
beth Hospital, Washington, DC 

Free, Virgil L. (Yueh), Rt. 1, Box 87-A, Candor 
21229— Pekin 439-5065 

Freeman, William L., 1605 Greenleaf Street, 
Durham 27701 — Disability Leave 

Friend, Robert E., Jr. [Bobby] (Deborah), 601 N. 
Hyde Park Avenue, Durham 27703 — Durham: 
Branson 

Fulcher, Thomas O., 1009 W. Highland Avenue, 
Kinston 28501 — Associate Dean, Lenoir Com- 
munity College 

Fulford, W. Nelson (Mary), P. O. Box 6, Stan- 
tonsburg 27883 — Stantonsburg 

Funkhouser, Morton L. [Chip] (Mary Hope), 

R O. Box 280, Aulander 21S04—Aulander 345-6021 

G 

Gardner, Matt. R. (Bertha), 4413 Camelot Drive, 

Raleigh 27609— /?e//>e^ 787-0544 781-3058 

Gardner, William M. [Bill] (Anne), 507 West E. 

Street, Butner 21509— Butner: Community 575-4703 

Garlington, Jasper E. (Virginia), 101 Conifer 

Court, Clinton 2S32S— Retired 592-7561 

Garner, Clarence (Elgie), P. O. Box 306, Robbins 

21325— Pleasant Hill 464-3501 464-3644 

Garrett, Theodore Claborne [Ted], P. O. Drawer 

B, WiUiston 2%5S9—lVilliston-Sea Level-Stacy 729-3661 

Garris, Horace S. (Helga), P. O. Box 531, Warsaw 

2S39S— Retired 293-4098 

Garrison, John W. [Bill] (Nancy), Caixa Postal 

07/1916, Brasilia, D. F. 70000, BvazW— Mission- 
ary to Brazil 
Gaskins, Walter W., Jr. (Ceciha), Rt. 5, Box 248, 

Kinston 2S50\— Kinston: St. Mark- Woodington 523-0785 

Gattis, William H. [Bill] (Irene), 301 Fairway 

Drive (4201 Country Club Drive), New Bern 

2S560— New Bern: Garber 637-4022 638-5961 



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Gentle, Brain G. (Arden), 4706 Creedmoor Road 

(4721 Deerwood Drive), Raleigh 27612— 

Raleigh: Benson Memorial 787-0789 787-1735 

Gholston, Willie G. (Betty Jean), Rt. 1, Box 283, 

Wagram 2S396—Jerusalem-St. Peter 369-2964 

Gibson, Alan Craig, Route 1, Box 369, Lumberton 

2S35S—Lumberton Circuit 738-5914 

Gibson, J. Richard (Mary), 3709 Lancelot Court, 

Raleigh 21 604—S tudent , Graduate School, 

UNC-Chapel Hill 876-3839 

Gilbert, Milton H. (Lucretia), 805 Old Oxford 

Road,Durhsim21104— Durham: Duke's Chapel 477-4070 471-3148 
Glass, J. Conrad, Jr. (Gaynelle), 3208 Huntleigh 

Road, Raleigh 21604— Associate Professor, 

N.C. State University 737-2829 876-4758 

Glover, Murrell K. (Erma), 73 Dogwood Acres 

Drive, Chapel Hill 21514— Retired 
Glover, R. Keith (Fran), 5317 Cypress Lane, 

Raleigh 21 609- Holly Springs 552-4376 876-5894 

Goehring, Carol Woods (David), 201 Harmony 

Street, Greenville 21S34— Greenville: Jarvis 

Memorial, Associate 752-3101 756-6678 

Goehring, David Jacob (Carol), 201 Harmony 

Street, Greenville 21S34— Greenville: Jarvis 

Memorial, Associate 752-3101 756-6678 

Goldfinch, Albert Eugene, Jr. [Gene], Colegio 

Metodista, Apartado 931, San Jose, Costa Rica 

— Teacher, Colegio Metodista 
Goldston, C. Wade (Ruth), Box 4042 (812 York 

Street), Rocky Mount 21S0\— Retired 977-2440 

Gooch, Ray Thomas, P. O. Box 86, Roper 27970 

-Albemarle 793-3291 

Goodwin, Dennis Melvin (Karen), Rt. 1, Box 680, 

Wilson 21S93— Homes 237-4616 

Goodwin, Durward T. (Gertrude), Rt. 1, Box 152, 

Columbia 27925— /?e/;>e^ 796-7781 

Gore, Albert N., Jr. (Daisy), P. O. Box 267, 

Moyock 2195S-Moyock 335-0803 435-621 1 

Gradeless, Robert M. (Alice), Rt. I, Box 183-A, 

Belhaven27810— /?e?;>e^ 943-3514 

Graham, Oscar M. (Clementine), Box 1207 (717 

Walnut Street), Laurinburg 2^352— Maxton: 

St. George- Piney Grove 276-0180 

Granger, Paul D., Methodist College (625 E. 

Raynor Drive), Fayetteville 2S30\— Campus Ext. 276 

Minister. Methodist College 488-7 1 10 822-0067 

Grant, Henry B., Jr. (Georgia), Rt. 3, Box 66, 

Hillsborough 2121S— Union Grove 929-4597 

Grant, Nicholas W. [Nick] (Ruth), 213 Timber- 
lane Drive, Rocky Mount 21S0\— Retired 443-0889 
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Gray, A. D. Leon (Saralee), P. O. Box 722, Beau- 
fort 28516— /?ef/>e^ 

Green, Harold William, P. O. Box 627, Hamlet 

2S345— Hamlet: First Associate 582-0078 582-0170 

Green, Lawrence Amon (Naomi), P. O. Box 36 

Swepsonville 21359— Swepsonville 578-3661 

Greene, John T. (Nellie), 2918 Woodside Drive, 
Tallahassee, FL 32303— Retired 

Gregory, W. Bryan (Eva Mae), Rt. 1, Box 243-C, 

Roanoke Rapids 21S10— Disability Leave 537-7768 

Grigg, Henry Wayne (Mell), P. O. Box 276, 
Whitakers27891— W^/7flA:er5 437-2751 437-1451 

Grill, C. Franklin (Helge), Box 10955, Raleigh 
27605 (2527 St. Mary's Street - 27609) —Co- 
ordinator of Resources. Conference Council on 
Ministries 828-0568 787-5788 

Grimes, Joseph J. (Alene), Rt. 2, Box 150, Newton 

Grove 2S366—G9shen- Keener 594-731 1 

Grissom, David R. (Sue), 102 S. Jefferson Street, 
Goldsboro 27530— Goldsboro: St. Paul, Associ- 
ate 734-2965 735-8928 

Gum, Donald F. (Brenda), 4208 Chateau Drive, 
Greensboro 21401— Director of Pastoral Care, 
Greensboro College and Wesley Long Commu- 
nity Hospital 272-2260 292-5607 

Gunter, Edward M. (Beverly), P. O. Box 232 
(301 -A Fairfax Street), Clinton 2^32S— Clinton: 
Grace 592-3497 592-4195 

Gurley, Raymond G. (Eloise), R O. Box 388 (607 

N. Pollock Street), Selma 21516—Selma: Brietz 965-2303 965-3226 

H 

Hackett, Charles M. (June), Rt. 1, Box 282- A, 

Gibsonville 21249—Shiloh 584-0844 

Haddock, WiHiam A., Jr. [Bill], 1913 Erwin 

Road, Apt. D, Durham 21105— Student, Divinity 

School, Duke University 
Hadley, J. Milton, Jr. (Maxine), P. O. Box 218, 

Cumberland 2S33\— Cumberland 425-5356 

Hale, Michael Louis [Mike] (Jane), 509 Person 

Street, Fayetteville 2S30l—Fayetteville: Person 

Street 483-4714 

Hall, Leon M., Methodist Retirement Home, 2616 

Erwin Road, Apt. 4D, Durham 21105— Retired 383-3824 

Hall, Stephen Blair (Cathy), P. O. Box 216, Salem- 

burg 2S3S5—Salemburg 525-5400 

Hall, William Kenneth (Patsy), P. O. Box 126, 

Dublin 28332— Z)wM/7 862-2421 

Hamilton, James W. (Betty), Route 1, Box 51, 

Troy 2737 1 —Biscoe 572- 1 830 

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Hamilton, R. C, Jr. (Susie), Rt. 1, Box 550-A, 

Wilmington 2S405— Disability Leave 686-9519 

Hamm, Rodney Gene (Phyllis), 1009 Scaleybark 

Road, Rockingham 2S319— Rockingham: East 895-4587 

Hanford, Gordon T. (Jean), Rt. 4, Box 302, Siler 

City 21344— Piney Grove-Hickory Grove 742-3557 

Hardison, Riley Vance, Jr., Rt. 2, Box 84, Troy 

2737 1 —Love Joy- Macedonia 572- 1 540 

Hardt, Otto H. C. (Betty), P. O. Box 64, Seven 

Springs 2S51S—Seven Springs 569-2871 

Harper, Ruth M. (Lea), P. O. Box 181, Gibson 

2S343—St. John-Gibson 268-3117 268-4292 

Harrell, Haywood L. (Dorothy), Route 3, Box 

770, Snow Hill 2S5SO— Retired 747-2090 

Harris, Don Lee (Emma), P. O. Box 416, Grifton 

2S530—Grifton 524-5422 524-5382 

Harris, Hyman LeRoy (Leona), P. O. Box 866, 

WendeW 21591- Retired 365-4831 

Harris, James H., Jr. [Jimmy], P. O. Box 205 

(1 106 Long Drive), Rockingham 28379— Rock- 
ingham: Glenwood 997-3332 895-9536 
Harris, Robert G., Jr. [Bob] (Karen), VA Center, 

Togus, ME 04330 (Home: 6 W. Sewall St., Ext. 370 

AugustSi,ME04330)— VA Chaplain 207/623-8411 623-1559 

Harrison, Russell S. (Julia), 2629 W. Cornwallis 

Road, Durham 21105— Retired 493-2265 

Harvin, David Lewis (Rebecca), 612 W. Washing- 
ton Street Ext., Rockingham 28379 — Rocking- 
ham: Trinity-Zion 895-3297 
Harwood, John E., Jr. (Gail), P. O. Box 595, 

Angier 2150\— Angler 639-2510 639-2973 

Haskell, Howard W. (Wilda), 500 N. Smithwick 

St., Williamston 21^92— Holly Springs 792-1877 

Hathaway, Office L. (Burl), 417 Roxanne Drive, 

Raleigh 21603— Retired 772-4147 

Hause, Charles J. (Rita), 3405 Chalmers Drive, 

V^'\\v[\'\ngiox\2U03— Wilmington: Epworth 762-1407 791-3286 

Hawkins, Wade A. (Kathryn), P. O. Box 153, Rich 

Square 21S69— Retired 539-2364 

Heath, C. Freeman (Margaret), P. O. Box 1068, 

Clinton 2S32S— Retired 592-5424 

Hebel, James Richard (Susan), P. O. Box 6, 

Bynum 27228— fi>'«ww 542-4715 

Hedden, Forrest D. (Jean), 114 Green Road, 

Riegelwood 2S456—Riegelwood( Retired) 655-3348 

Helms, Julian B., Jr. [J. B.] (Carolyn), P. O. Box 

177, Four Oaks 21524— Four Oaks 963-2095 963-2773 

Herring, Charles M. (Wanda), 302 Forest Road, 

Oxford 27565— Sa/em 693-2819 693-7179 

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Hickle, Steven A. (Peggy), Rt. 2, Box 261, Vance- 
bo ro 28586 — Vanceboro Circuit 

Hicks, Crawford B., P. O. Box 28, Hallsboro 
2%AA2—Hallsboro 

Hicks, James W., Jr. [Jim] (Ruby), Rt. 5, Box 9, 
Elizabeth City 21909— Newland-G race 

Hill, Alton P. [A. P.] (LaRue), P. O. Box 637, 
(512 Scotland Drive), Rockingham 28379— 
Rockingham: First 

Hill, Edward P., II [Ned], 244 Hayes Road Chapel 
Hill 27514 — Chapel Hill: University, Associate 

Hill, Jonathan C. (Willar), Rt. 4, Box 402, Wash- 
ington 21%^9~Washington: Asbury 

Hill, Leon E. (Peggy), Rt. 2, Box 20-B, Four Oaks 
2152A—Corinth-Antioch 

Hill, N. B., Jr. (Charlotte), 309 lona Street, 
Fairmont 2S340— Fairmont: Trinity 

Hill, Ralph McCcy (Faye), Rt. 2, Box 100-A, 
Littleton 21S50— Hawkins-Tabor 

Hill, Richard C. (Doris), P. O. Box 387 (1 10 Bryan 
Street), Havelock 2S532—Havelock: Cherry 
Point 

Hillman, Randy Allen (Wanda), P. O. Box 98, 
Leasburg 27291 — Leasburg-Salem 

Hinshaw, Floyd C, Jr. (Love), Rt. 2, Box 301, 
Graham 27253 — Whitney Cross 

Hirschi, Carlton F. (Martha), 211 Whitfield 
Street, Enfield 21323— Enfield 

Hix, C. Eugene, Jr. [Gene] (Betty), 804 Lucky 
Street, Fayette, MO 6524S— Retired 

Hobbs, James L. (Mary), P. O. Box 83, Long 
Beach 2S46\— Ocean View 

Hobbs, John W. (Betty Jo), 740 Marlee Drive, 
Rocky Mount 27801 — Approved Evangelist 

Hobbs, Michael B. [Mike] (Ellen), Rt. 1, Box A5, 
Rich Square 21^69— Rich Square 

Hodgin, H. H. (Sue), 526 Maple Avenue, Reids- 
ville 27320 — Admin. Assistant to Dean of Instruc- 
tion, Rockingham Community College 

HoUowell, Clifton R. (Jo-Anne), P. O. Box 365, 
Halifax 21%39— Halifax 

Holm, Glen A. (Caroline), 2410 Slay Drive, 
Greenville 27834 — Greenville: Holy Trinity 

Holt, Doctor Dillon (Grace), Route 1, West Jeffer- 
son 2S694— Retired 

Holtsclaw, Thomas G. (Jan), Rt. 1, Box 190-A, 
Roxboro 27573 — Concord 

Hood, Jean Livingston (Elizabeth), P. O. Box 8, 
Roseboro 28382 — Roseboro 





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342-4261 


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Hoogerland, Thomas D. (Wynell), 308 S. Bethel 

Road, Raeford 2S376—Raeford: Hoke 875-43 18 

Home, Alvin M. (Susan), Route 2, Box 178, Snow 

Camp 21349— Rock Creek 376-35 1 5 

Home, Herbert F. (Hazel), P. O. Box 188, Dover 

2%52(i— Dover 523-9938 

Hough, Thomas Bryant [T. B.] (Mary), 430 Curtis 

Drive, Rockingham 2S319— Retired 997-31 16 

House, Thomas H. (Marietta), 640 W. Broad 

Street, St. Pauls 2S3S4-- Retired 865-4368 

Howard, James R., IV [Joe] (Melissa), Rt. 2, Box 

168-A, Farmville 27S2S— Wesley 753-2282 

Howard, William M., Jr. [Bill] (Edith), Rt. 1, Box 

226, Pittsboro 273 1 2— Retired 967-7784 

Hubbard, Charles S. (Mercer), P. O. Box 58, Pitts- 
bo ro 273 1 2—Sanford: Trinity (Retired) 542-2060 
Huffines, Terry Lynn (Lisa), Rt. 5, Box 600, 

Mebane 213^2— Lebanon 563-6063 

Huffman, Julian Dwight (Becky), P. O. Box 190, 

Grimesland 21S31—Grimesland 752-0999 

Huffman, Virgil Bryan (Ann), Route 1, Box 113, 

Orrum 2S369—Bethesda 628-7858 

Huggins, H. Sidney, III (Kay), 205 Windfield 

Court, Raleigh 21609— Raleigh: North Raleigh 876-6193 782-5640 
Huggins, Johnnie S. (Ruby), Route 1, Box 223, 

Council 2S434~Carver's Creek 669-2788 645-4168 

Hunnings, Henry M. (Bess), P. O. Box 518, Bell 

Arthur 21S\l—Bell Arthur 752-7734 

Hunter, Jack L. (Carolyn), 1901 Ridge Road, 

Ra\dgh21601— Raleigh: Highland 787-4241 787-4810 

Hunter, Jack Manly (Wilma), P. O. Box 392, 

MuTfreesboTo 21S55—Murfreesboro 398-4556 398-4551 

Hurley, B. T., 2616 Erwin Road, Durham 27705 

— Retired 
Hurley, J. Bascom (Daisy), 205 S. Mason Street, 

Apex 21502— Retired 362-6296 

Hutcherson, Cyrus B. (Louise), 118 Montrose 

Street, Madisonville, KY 4243\—Retired 502/821-1923 

Hutchinson, Charles H. (Iris), 2211 Elmwood 

Avenue, Durham 21101— Durham: Lakewood 489-4335 

I 
Ingram, O. Kelly, Divinity School, Duke Univer- 
sity, Durham 27706 — Professor. The Divinity 
School, Duke University 684-5891 477-3758 

J 

Jackson, Jerry A., P. O. Box 239, Wanchese 27981 

—Wanchese 473-5254 

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Jackson, Lester P. (Henrietta), P. O. Box 627, 

Hamlet 28345 (300 Chariotte Street) —Hamlet: 

First 
Jackson, Wilbur I. (Myra), 606 E. Davis Street, 

Burlington 27215 — Burlington: Davis Street 
Jacobs, James Lee (Ophelia), 104 Westwood 

Drive, Goldsboro 27530 — Coharie Mission 
Jeffries, William M., Sr. [Bill] (Jo Anne), Rt. 1, 

Box 260, Garner 21529— Mt. Zion 
Jenkins, Theodore R. (Ormah), 917 Lakecrest 

Avenue, High Point 21260— Retired 
Jemigan, Chaplain Julius O. (Ruth), 462 Bayshore 

Drive, Fayetteville28301 — K/I Chaplain 
Jessee, Douglas D. (Beverly), P. O. Box 667, Car- 
thage 2S321— Carthage 
Jinnette, Henry G. (Louise), Rt. 1, Box 402, Dud- 
ley 28333 — Brogden- Falling Creek 
Johnson, C. Reginald (Diane), Asbury Theologi- 
cal Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky 40390 — Asst. 

Professor and Director of Specialized Ministries. 

Asbury Theo. Seminary 
Johnson, George W. (Nadine), P. O. Box 274 (101 

Oak Circle), Garner 27529 — Garner: First 
Johnson, Harvey B. (Willie), P. O. Box 11395 

(3771 Tangle Lane), Winston-Salem 27106— 

Administrator and Chaplain, Moravian Home 
Johnson, Robert L., Jr. (Barbara), Box 4694, 

Duke Station, Durham 27706 — Director of 

Southern Regional Office, National Institute of 

Campus Ministries 
Jones, Barney L. (Marjorie), 2622 Pickett Road, 

Durham 27705 — Professor, Department of 

Religion, Duke University 
Jones, Bruce Marvin (Julie), P. O. Box 10, Stem 

21 5S\— Stem- Bullock 
Jones, George A. (Bonnie), Rt. 1, Box 16-A, 

Aurora 27806 — Aurora 
Jones, Horace C. (Lottie), 3408 Downey Court, 

Raleigh 276 1 2— Retired 
Jones, J. David (Christine), 2124 Adams Street, 

Wilmington, 28401 — Wilmington: Sunset Park 
Jones, Linwood S. (Phyllis), 808 Cameron Drive, 

Kinston28501— Z/o/7 
Jones, Norwood L. (Helen), P. O. Box 1662, 

Elizabeth City 21909— District Superintendent 
Jones, Vassar W. (Ruby), 5946 Cliffdale Road, 

Fayetteville 28304 — Fayetteville: Camp Ground 
Jordan, Bobby L. (Linda), P. O. Box 494, Warsaw 

28398— Turkey-Friendship 



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Jordan, R. Harry (Fran), P. O. Box 757, Oxford 

21565— Oxford 693-4091 693-3237 

Joyce, David Corey (Susan), Box 2180, Elon 

College 27244 — Area Coordinator, Living- 
Learning Center, Elon College 584-97 1 1 584-9 1 08 
Joyce, Johnie L. (Lou), 1125 Anderson Street, 

Durham 21701— Retired 489-4849 

Joyner, F. Belton (Toni), Church and Liberty 

Streets (1108 W. Knox Street), Durham 27701 

—Durham: Trinity 683-1386 682-0800 

Juren, Jerry Jay (Ann), 112 Radcliff Circle, 

DuTham 21113— Durham: Parkwood 544-1078 544-2238 

K 

Keel, Philip W. (Emily), P. O. Box 214, Chocowin- 

ity 21S\1— Leave of Absence 946-7028 

King, A. Kimsey, Jr. (Jean), 2616 Erwin Road, 

Durham 27705 (5315 Yardley Terrace 27707) 

— Administrator, Methodist Retirement Home, 

Inc., Durham 383-2567 489-6497 

King, William R. (Mollie), P. O. Box 427, Garland 

2S44\— Garland 529-3051 

Kinley, Grady L. (Mildred), P. O. Box 27, 

Bahama 21503— Bahama: Mt. Bethel 477-5830 

Kirby, Wallace H. (Sally), 228 W. Edenton Street, 

Raleigh 27603 (1543 Iredell Drive 27608)— 

Raleigh: Edenton Street 832-0 1 60 832-0684 

Knight, R. Norman (Ruby), 302 N. Hillsboro 

Street, Franklinton 21525— Franklint on 494-7440 494-2530 

Knott, T. Garland (Kathleen), 5133 Waterbury 

Place, Fayetteville 2^30\— Professor, Methodist 

College 488-7110 488-3032 

Knowles, Russell, Ray (Jaxie), P. O. Box 795, 

Pittsboro 273 1 2—Pittsboro Circuit 542-3033 

L 

Laine, Amos L. (Emma Lee), 306 W. Divine 

Street, Dunn 2'^33A— Leslie 892-2533 

Lamb, W. Douglas (Margaret), P.O. Box 100, 

Townsville 21 5U— Tabernacle- Mar rows Chapel 438-7838 

Lamneck, Forrest D., P. O. Box 466, Eureka 

21 '^30— Eureka- Yelverton 242-42 1 8 

Lancaster, Alton S. (Ruby), 208 Bartlette Street, 

Goldsboro 21530— Retired 735-8333 

Lancaster, Charles H. (Emily), P. O. Box 543, 

Creedmoor 21522— Social Worker. John 

Umstead Hospital, Butner 575-7350 528-1445 

Lancaster, Ecwood C. [Eckie] (Shirley), Rt. 3, Box 

25 1 , Eliza bethtown 28337— Wesley's Chapel 645-4272 645-4934 

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Lancaster, James R., Jr. (Louise), Rt. 4, Box 302, 

Henderson 21 52>6—Rehoboth- Harris Chapel 438-6740 

Lancaster, Maurice L. (Helen), P. O. Box 96, 

White Oak 28399— 5/a^e« 866-5632 

Lane, J. Rodney, Jr. (Patricia), Route 4, White- 

ville 2S412— Old Dock 642-5462 

Langston, David Irving, Rt. 3, Box 5, Roxboro 

21513— Student, Wesley Theo. Seminary 599-8 1 9 1 

Langston, James F. [Jim] (Phyllis), P. O. Box 147, 

Tyner 27980— C/20wa« 221-8100 

Lanning, Jesse H. (Mary), Rt. 1, Box 477, Lin- 
wood 21299— Retired 
Leatherman, Harold F. (Wilma), P. O. Drawer 

1268, Sanford 21330— Sanford: St. Luke 
Ledford, John T. (Geneva), Rt. 1, Box 47, Bolton 

2S423-Bolton-Shiloh 
Lee, Allen C. (Mildred), 518 S. Main Street, Red 

Springs 2^311— Retired 
Lee, Don Paul (Barbara), Rt. 2, Box 273-D, 

Roanoke Rapids 27870 — Smith 
Lee, Henry W. (Catherine), P. O. Box 280, Sted- 

man 2S39\—Stedman 
Lee, James Carroll (Sharon), Rt. 1, Turnpike 

Road (1703 Anita Drive), Laurinburg 28352 

— Laurinburg: St. Luke 
Lee, Percy O. (Helen), 203 Bethel Road, Raeford 

2S31 6— Retired 875-2618 

Leeland, Paul Lee (Janet), 1315 Drayton Woods 

Drive, Tucker, GA 300M— Director of Pastoral 

Care. Atlanta 404/636-6446 934-0064 

Leonard, Orville E. (Mildred), P. O. Box 151, 

Clyattville, GA 31604— Retired 
Levin, Dennis P. (Peggy), Rt. 2, Box 430, Hender- 
son 27536— Warren Circuit 492-077 1 
Levis, Susan Padgette, 103 Henrietta Drive, 

La6son,SC29456— Leave of Absence 803/884-9761 871-1625 

Lewis, David M., 625 Eldorado Street, Troy 27371 

— Troy Circuit 572-1661 

Lewis, Henry B. (Sara), 1501 Ashburton Road, 

Raleigh 27606— /?e///-e^ 851-3129 

Lewis, Jerry Dean, Route 3, Box 91, Richlands 

2S514— Verona 324-4111 

Lewis, Jerry T. (Edna), Route 3, Box 91, Rich- 
lands 2S514— Richlands Circuit 324-41 1 1 
Lewis, Leon, Jr. (Ruth), Rt. 1, Box 33, Pikeville 

27863— Wayne Circuit 735- 1 392 

Lewis, Ralph H. (Anna Mae), P. O. Box 159, 

Cordova 2S330— Retired 997-3295 

Lewis, Richard F. [Dick] (Jo Ann), P. O. Box 66, 

MsLTsha\\hQTg2S553—Marshallberg-Smyrna 729-7611 729-2261 

135 



Lewis, Vance A. (Pearl), P. O. Box 143, Marshall- 
berg 28553— /^er/re^ 729-8231 

Lewis, Wallace B. (Loretta), P. O. Box 56, Maury 

2S554—Maury-Mt. Herman 747-5019 

Lindblade, Eric N., Jr., P. O. Box 144, Garysburg 

2783 1 — Spring-Gary sburg 536-4342 

Lineberger, J. Worth, Sr. (Allene), 612 Daniels 
Street, Raleigh 21605— Retired 834-7439 

Lister, Joe Davis (Judy), P. O. Box 277, Yancey- 
vi\\Q 21319— Yanceyville 694-4083 

Little, Brooks B. (Reviline), 3513 Crestridge 
Drive, Nashville, TN 31204— Director, SEJ 
Commission on A r chives and History 6 1 5/269-6655 

Litzenberger, Charles M. (Annette), P. O. Box 
456, Lake Waccamaw 2%A50— Lake Waccamaw 646-4471 646-3538 

Lloyd, Frank L, Jr. (Dottie), 906 Leon Street, 

Dwv\\'dxx\2110A— Durham: Calvary 688-7138 477-5173 

Loftis, Thomas E. (Cornelia), P. O. Box 826, 

Dnx\n2%33A— Dunn: Divine Street 892-2339 892-2386 

Long, John D. (Elizabeth), Rt. 2, Box 523, Grifton 
2%530—Kinston Circuit 524-4296 

Long, John O., Route 4, Box 139, Apex 27502 
—Retired 362-7929 

Lovelace, Henry N. (Ann), P. O. Box 368, Creed- 
moor 27522— Cree^moor 528-0090 

Lowdermilk, William P. [Bill], Methodist Col- 
lege, Fayetteville 28301 — Vice President, Metho- 
dist College 488-7110 488-0524 

Loy, J. C. (Agnes), 5501 Holly Springs Road, 

Rsi\Q\gh21606— Raleigh: Macedonia 851-1551 851-4724 

Lugar, Lawrence E. (Jean), P. O. Box 665, Ahos- 

k\e219\0—Ahoskie 332-2203 332-3738 

Lupton, David E. (Freda Mae), P. O. Box 70, 

Onen{a\2S51\— Oriental 249-3121 

Lupton, James G. (Lydia), P. O. Box 218, Simpson 

21S19— Salem 752-1273 752-7405 

M 

Maddry, Hubert A., Jr. (Janet), 6522 Sterling, Ext. 212 

Raytown,M0 64133— F/4 C;?fl/)/flm 816/861-4700 737-2960 

Maides, John T., 407 S. Queen Street, Windsor 
219^3— Windsor 794-3785 794-2112 

Maness, Madison W. [Doc] (Ruth), 420 North- 
view Drive, Fayetteville 2'i303— Retired 483-2343 485-5797 

Maness, Chapl (MAJ) Tracy A. (Jackie), Ireland 
Army Hospital, Ft. Knox, KY A0\2\—Chap- 

lain,USArmy 502/624-7550 862-9551 

Maness, William L. (Beulah), 804 E. Raleigh 
Street, Siler City 213AA— Retired 742-277 1 

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Mangum, Robert L. (Neila), Rt. 4, Box 845, Lum- 
berton 2S35S— Executive Director, Robeson 
County Church & Community Center 
Mann, Milton T. (Gaye), 1508 Princess Street, 

Wilmington 2S40\~- Wilmington: Trintiy 
Mann, William Joseph [Joe] (Ann), 2501 Clark 

Avenue, Raleigh 27601~Campus Minister, 

N. C. State University 
Marsh, George M., Jr. (Audrey), P. O. Box 340, 

E\\eTbe2S33S—Ellerbe 
Martin, Earl D. (Margaret), 7023 Lure Court, 

Fayetteville 2S301— Cotton 
Martin, Haywood L. (Elizabeth), P. O. Box 95, 

Manns Harbor 27953— Manns Harbor-East 

Lake-Stumpy Point 
Mason, Lemuel R., Jr. (Delphia), 1612 Lynne 

Avenue, Henderson 27 536— Henderson: White 

Memorial 
Massey, Gerald R. (Dorothy), P. O. Box 356, 

Carolina Beach 2S42S— Carolina Beach 
Matthews, Roy L., Jr. (Sandra), Rt. 1, Box 272-A, 

Creswell 2792S—Creswell 
Mayo, Leonard E. (Judy), Rt. 2, Box 190, Rock- 
ingham 2S379— Rockingham: Roberdel 
Meacham, B. Frank (Millie), 201 N. Wilkinson 

Drive, St. Pauls 2S3S4— Retired 
Meacham, William F. (Carrie), P. O. Box 97, El- 

lerbe 2S33S— Retired 
Meadows, Dan E. (Eugenia), P. O. Box 25, Bailey 

27S07— Retired 
Measamer, Elwin H. (Una Mae), P. O. Box 114, 

Pinetops 27S64— Retired 
Meekins, E. R. (Blanche), P. O. Box 567, Manteo 

27954— Retired 
Megill, George C. (June), C. P. 121, Petropolis 

25,600, R. J., BrsizW— Missionary to Brazil 
Melvin, Benny Ray (Grace), Rt. 1, Box 192-A, 

Stedman 2S39\— Wesley-Black's 
Melvin, Billie Fallon (Betty), 3050 Red Fox Road, 

New Bern 2S560—Riverdale 
Melvin, Thomas G., P. O. Box 388, Coats 27521 

— Coats 
Mercer, Charles H. (Florrie), 1002 W. Knox 

Street, Durham 27701— District Superintendent 
Merriman, David B., Route 2, Box 374, Hamlet 

2S345— Hamlet: Fellowship 
Methvin, Rayford H. (Pauline), Route 1, Box 25, 

Kittrell 27544— Union Chapel 
Mewborn, Charles H. [Charlie] (Pat), P. O. Box 

217, Laurel Hill 2%35\-^ Laurel Hill 



738-5204 


521-3476 


762-3316 


762-7709 


833-1861 


781-4908 




652-2571 




488-9682 



438-4919 



485-4209 



897-7545 



582-0900 



462-2114 



473-3881 

438-6096 
458-5310 
797-4355 
895-5698 
865-4555 
652-6107 
235-4835 
827-5198 
473-3123 

483-0776 

638-8864 

897-6793 

682-6439 

582-2685 

438-6978 

462-2221 
137 



Mickey, Paul A. (Jane), 2617 McDowell Road, 

Durham 21105— Associate Professor, Divinity 

School, Duke University 684-3185 489^6907 

Middleton, Ed, P. O. Box 38, Gates 21931— North 

Gates (8-1 -78} 357-1620 

Midgett, P. D., Ill (Carol), 515 E. Cavenaugh 

Street, Wallace 28466— M^fl//ace 285-2857 285-3350 

Miller, Dan L. (Ann), 10202 Club Creek Drive, 

No. 1506, Houston, TX 11036— Chaplain, 

Memorial Hospital System, Houston 713/776-5127 774-5386 

Miller, George D. (Lorene), Rt. 2, Box 31-M, 

Whiteville 2S412— Retired 642-4308 

Miller, James H., Jr. (Susan), Box 10955, Raleigh 

27605 (31 17 Cartwright Drive 21 6\2)— Director, 

Conference Council on Ministries 828-0568 782-9507 

Miller, James Michael [Jim], P. O. Box 129, Avon 

219\5—Kinnakeet 995-5383 

Miller, Melvin R. (Bonnie Ruth), 6303 Marykirk 

Drive, Fayettevil le 2S304— Retired 425-3368 

Minnis, James F. (Meryl), Route 3, Box 41, Hills- 
borough 2121%— Retired 732-3675 
Mitchell, C. Maness (Vivian), P. O. Box 18933 

(622 Wimbleton Drive), Raleigh 21609— Man- 
aging Director, Methodist Ministers Credit 

Union 832-8440 787-3311 

Mitchell, John D. (Helen), 1931 Willow Street, 

Roanoke Rapids 27870— /?oa«oA:e 537-0730 537-1586 

Moe, David L. (Martha), P. O. Box 376, Shallotte 

2S459—Shallotte: Camp 754-4840 754-6355 

Mooney, Robert C, Jr. [Bob] (Nell), 2011 W. 

Club Boulevard, Durham 21105— Durham: 

Asbury 286-1880 286-1975 

Moore, G. Nelson, 2719 Tropical Avenue, Area 

C-305, Vero Beach, FL 32960— Retired 
Moore, Jack W. (Nina), 526 Nash Street, Rocky 

Mount 21S0\— Professor, N. C. Wesleyan 

College 442-7121 446-6074 

Moore, Robert F. (Burnell), P. O. Box 847, 

Swansboro 2%5%A—Swansboro 326-4822 326-4373 

Moore, Samuel S. (Glenmore), P. O. Drawer D, 

Wendell 2759 1 — W^eMf/e// 365-6266 365-9281 

Moorman, Julian P. (Douglas), 3308 Fairhill 

Drive, Raleigh 21 6\2— Chaplain, N. C Depart- Ext. 286 

ment of Correction 828-2361 782-7237 

Morgan, Robert W. [Bob] (Seleta), 1005 Ensworth 

Ko2i(\,'^\\son2n93— Wilson: Winstead 237-3709 243-6767 

Morrill, Jack M. (Maisie), P. O. Box 590, Cedar 

Island 28520— CeJar/5/a«J 225-8371 



138 



Morris, Alvin J. (Faye), P. O. Box 66, Rowland 

2S3S3— Rowland: First 422-3414 422-3247 

Morris, Clarence P. [C.P.] (Myra), 5608 Winthrop 

Drive, Raleigh 276 1 2— Retired 78 1 -9674 

Morris, Homer Edward (Debra), Rt. 2, Box 137, 

Newport 2S510—Harlowe-Oak Grove 447-7334 

Morrison, Charles K. (Carolyn), P. O. Box 86 

(303 S. First Street), Nashville 21S56— Nashville 459-7 1 78 459-7328 
Morrison, J. Edward (Norma), Box 10955, Raleigh 

27605 (3341 Hampton Road 21601)— Coordin- 
ator of Youth Ministry, Conference Council on 

Ministries 828-0568 782-5896 

Morrow, Floyd R., Jr. (Barbara), P. O. Drawer 

10, Macon 2155\— Macon 257-4744 

Moseley, Charles K. (Peggy), Route 2, Box 2, 

Rougemont 21512~Rougemont 477-2074 

Moser, Rachel Tucker (Rick), P. O. Box 66, Red 

Oak 27868 — Rocky Mount: First, Minister of 

Education 446-5195 443-7597 

Moser, Rick A. (Rachel), P. O. Box 66, Red Oak 

21S6S—Red Oak 443-7597 

Moser, Robert E. Lee (Kurlee), Route 6, Box 223, 

Burlington 21215— Retired 228-0756 

Mullikin, Wade A. (Irene), Rt. 3, Box 512, Wilson 

21S93—Evansdale-Black Creek 237-7451 237-1914 

Murphy, Miles, Jr. (Ruth), Chaplains Service, VA 

Center, Bldg. 16, Hampton, VA 23661— Chap- 
lain, VA Hospital 804/722-9961 851-6334 
Murray, Eric O. (Josie), 1732 W. Davis Street, 

(1803 Harriet Drive), Burlington 212\5— Bur- 
lington: Faith 226-2991 227-0846 
Musser, Ben F. (Hattie Mae), Route 1, Box 508, 

Wilmington 2S405—Scotts Hill 686-0827 

Myers, Charles D. (Joyce), P. O. Box 457, Haw 

RWqt2125S— Haw River 578-0611 578-1149 

Myers, Hiram E., 141 Pinecrest Road, Durham 

21105— Retired 489-7867 

Mc 

McCall, Emmit C. (Blanche), P. O. Box 375, Star 

21356—Star 428-4543 428-4521 

McCallum, James H. (Wilhelmina), Box 10955, 

Raleigh 27605 (1924 Hillock Drive 27609) — 

Coordinator, Outreach Ministries, Conference 

Council on Ministries 828-0568 782-5649 

McCarver, Clyde G. (Frances), 905 Spring Lane, 

Sanford 21330— District Superintendent 775-4041 

McComas, William P. [Bill] (JoAnn), Route 1, 

Box 77, Graham 21253— Bethel 376-6237 

139 



McCoy, Michael Ryan [Mike] (Daisy), 1721 
Hummingbird Lane, Atlanta, GA 30307 — 
Student, Emory University 

McCullen, Billie R. (Gladys), Route 1, Box 57-B, 
Kenly 27542 — Micro-Fellowship 

McDonald, Walter N. [Mac] (Joyce, Box 906, 
Louisburg College, Louisburg 21549— Profes- 
sor, Louisburg College 

McKay, David R. (Joann), Rt. 1, Box 22, Cart- 
hage 28327 — Glendon 

McKay, Thomas R. (Joan), P. O. Box 976, Carol- 
ina Beach 28428 — Leave of Absence 

McKee, Robert F. (Phyllis), 137 N. Lord Ashley 
Road, Raleigh 216\0--Raleigh: Longview 

McKenzie, Charles E. (Judy), Rt. 2, Box 288, 
Elizabeth City 21909— Pasquotank 

McKenzie, G. Robert [Bob] (Pat), P. O. Box 2597, 
(1218 Edgewood Avenue), Burlington 27215 
— Burlington: Front Street 

McLamb, Howard M. (Azile), 1313 Falls Church 
Road, Raleigh 21609— Retired 

McLaurin, Horace Lee (Wanda), P. O. Drawer 
250, Newport 2^510— Newport: St. James 

MacLean, Robert A. (Kathleen), Rt. 3, Box 162, 
Siler City 21344— Silk Hope 

McLean, Thurman C, Jr., P. O. Box 961, Hamlet 
2S345— Hamlet: St. Peter 

McMillian, J. Samuel (Anita), 117 Oak Street, 
Carrboro 27510 — Carrboro 

McMillian, Samuel D., Jr. (Fran), 371 Hillcrest 
Drive, Henderson 27536 — Henderson: First 

McNair, E. Maxwell (Flossie), Rt. 2, Box 222, 
Laurinburg 28352 — Rowland: Cedar Grove- 
Salem 



404/377-8241 
284-4530 

496-3757 
Ext. 215 
496-2521 464-3217 

458-5068 

458-9340 828-4772 

834-7554 264-2156 

226-0738 
227-6263 876-8709 

223-4742 
223-4231 742-5222 

968-6981 

942-1223 438-4161 

438-8791 

276-4634 



N 
Nagel, Donald C. (Hettie), 22 Woodbury Road, 

Asheville 2'^%04— Assistant Professor, UNC 

Medical School, Asheville 704/258-0635 253-7015 

Naider, Konstanty (Leontyna), 30 Willett Street, 

Albany, NY \22\0— Retired 
Nanney, Roy Keith (Sandra), Rt. 3, Box 743, Hen- 
derson 27536— Ka/zce 438-3360 
Nason, Maurice E., Jr. (Joy), Rt. 2, Box 422, 

Maysville 2S555— Belgrade-Tabernacle 743-3041 

Neese, W. Junius (Anna Belle), 204 E. Chestnut 

Street (119 Overbrook Drive), Goldsboro 27530 

—Goldsboro: St. Paul 734-2965 734-4050 



140 



Newman, William W. [Bill] (Colleen), P. O. Box 
299 Apex 27502— Staff, Migrant and Seasonal 
Farmworkers Association 

Newton, Pliny F. (Ethel), 124 JEastway Lane, 
Graham 21253— Retired 

Nichols, Mary E., 1408 Grace Street, Wilmington 
28401 — Retired Deaconess 

Nicholson, Charles H., Jr. (Shirley), Rt. 1, Box 
390, Graham 21253— Graham: Christ Church- 
Cedar Cliff 

Nickens, C. Graham (Inez), P. O. Box 43, Pikeville 
21U3—Pikeville-Mt. Carmel 

Nicks, Robert L. (Lou), 110 Gordon Street, 
Beaufort 28516 — Disability Leave 



851-7611 362-7631 



228-8432 



376-6636 376-6321 



242-4673 242-4674 



O'Briant, Clarence E. (Ruth), P. O. Drawer D. 

Grandy 21939— Currituck 
O'Keef, Robert D. [Bob] (Phyllis), 1606 West 

Road, Kinston 2%5Q\—Kinston: Queen Street, 

Associate 
Old, Marshall Roy, P. O. Box 444 (53 Howell 

Drive), Jacksonville 28540 — Jacksonville: Trin- 
ity, Associate 
Olive, John G. (Lula), P. O. Drawer 545, Mamers 

27552 — Mamers 
Oliver, James R., Sr. (Judy), P. O. Box 307, Elm 

City 27822— £/w City 
Ormond, J. Kern (Helen), 1 106 W. Church Street, 

Elizabeth City 21909— Retired 
Ormond, John K., Jr., P. O. Box 19264, Raleigh 

27609 — Counseling Center for Growth and Dev- 
elopment 
Ormond, Wilbur C. (Joyce), 8 10 W. Fourth Street, 

Ayden 28513 — Mattamuskeet 
Osborn, Robert T. (Dorothy), Box 4735, Duke 

Station, Durham 27706 (2732 McDowell Street 

27705) — Professor, Department of Religion, 

Duke University 
Oulton, Jo-Ann Merritt (Deane), 1401 S. College 

Road (1701 Oxford Road), Wilmington 28403 

— Wilmington: Wesley Memorial, Associate 
Overman, E. H., Route 1, Box 310, Elizabeth City 

27909 — Union-Newbegun 
Owen, J. Malloy, III (Pat), 4801 Six Forks Road, 

Raleigh 21609— Raleigh: St. Mark's 
Owen, Travis W. (Margaret), P. O. Box 335, 

Ayden 2851 3— /4>^^e« 





453-2647 


527-2119 


523-3704 


455-4814 


455-3256 




893-5264 


236-4833 


236-4371 




338-2309 


787-9190 


787-8232 




746-4929 


684-5356 


489-2756 


791-4092 


799-4184 




330-2743 


787-0544 


787-2755 


746-6524 


746-3852 



141 



Owens, Charles E., P. O. Box 614, Warrenton 

215S9—Warrenton: Wesley Memorial 
Owens, H. M. (Dollie), 1310 Fairfax Avenue, 

Wilson 21S93—Monk-Walstonburg 
Oxendine, Milford, Jr. (Jeannie), P. O. Box 1357, 

Pembroke mil-Staff, Robeson County m-A2\A or 

Church and Community Center 



257-2129 



291-4253 



738-5204 521-3175 



496-2252 
596-4575 
364-2819 
245-7660 
739-9385 
483-3860 

799-0621 256-4246 



596-3562 



245-7665 



Paige, Ronald Kenneth (Katherine), Rt. 1, Box 
175, Lou isburg 27549— Fran/c/m 

Palmer, Gregory V. (Cynthia), 922 Plum Street, 
Durham 2110\— Durham: As bury Temple 

Pappendick, George D. (Gregg), Rt. 1, Box I, 
Timberlake 27583-M/. Tirzah-Helena 

Parker, Joseph C. (Eunice), P. O. Box 514, Vass 
28394— Kfl55 ^^^ ^ . 

Parnell, Evander (LiUie), P. O. Box 1546, Lumber- 
ton 28358— Z^/^aM/ry Leave 

Parrish, Carrie W. (Alonzo), 719 Maxwell Street, 
Stedman28391— Sowf/ii?/ver 

Parnsh, John H. (Pearl), 121 Stokley Road, Wil- 
mington 28403— M/mmgroAi; Devon Park 

(Retired) _ , ^ . ..„, 

Parvin J B. (Velma "Boots"), P. O. Box 144, (301 
Woodland Drive), Jacksonville 28540-yflc/c- 
sonville: Trinity ,,^c c .v. 

Paschal, John S. (Linda), P. O. Box 1135, South- 
ern Pines 28387— 5ow?/?ew Pines 
Pate R Bruce (Jean), 908 Leon Street (4410 
David Street), Durham 21104^Durham: Glen- 

Paft'in,^^rook's (Ginny), R O. Box 228 (312 Wood- 
lawn Avenue), Weldon 21S90—Weldon 
Patten, Walter Read (Donna), P. O. Box 268, 

Saxapahaw 27340— 5axfl/)fl/?aw 
Patton, G. Ronald (Susan), P. O. Box 277, Sea- 
board 27876— ^ea^oar^ 
Paxton, Roger D., Route 2, Box 65 1/2, Harrells 

2S4A4—Harrells. Centenary 
Payne, Argel H. (Leta), P. O. Box 26, Burgaw 

28425— fiur^flw 
Pearce, Clyde P. (Elizabeth), Rt. 3, Box 55-B, 

Wake Forest 215S1— Retired 
Pearce, H. Worth (Betty), P. O. Box 767, Jackson 

21^45— Northampton 
Pearsall, John S. (Mary), 3217 Byfc'^f"^^^^^ ,,,, ,.., 
Drive, Lexington, KY 40502-K/l Chaplain 606/255-4461 
Peele, Luther M., Jr. [Billy] (Emma), 122 Chad- 

wick Avenue, Wilmington 2S40\-Wrightsboro 762-258J 

142 



455-4814 
692-3518 



477-7447 
536-3494 



259-2295 



Ext. 604 



347-1547 
692-3461 

477-5270 

536-3782 

376-3630 

589-2521 

5324340 

259-2761 

556-1551 

534-4281 

277-8343 

763-1111 



Pegg, J. P. (Lillian), 1905 Wheat Street, Rocking- 
ham 2S319— Retired 
Peterson, F. Gerald (Ann), 3806-A Brentwood 

Road, Raleigh 21604— Coord, of Continuing 

Education, Juvenile Services Division, Adminis- 
trative Office of the Courts 
Peterson, J. L., Jr., 618 Ansley Court, NE, Apt. 7, 

Atlanta, GA 30324— Professor, Georgia State 

University 
Petteway, Warren B. (Harriett) T. O. Box 10955, 

Raleigh 27605 (2234 Wheeler Road 27607)— 

District Superintendent 
Phelps, Kenneth W. (Dottie), Rt. 10, Box 113, 

San ford 2733 0— Popla r Springs- Memph is 
Phillips, G. Paul, III (Dee), 4102 Neal Road (4322 

Berini Road), Durham 27705 — Durham: 

McMannen 
Phillips, H. Arihur, Jr. (Peg), P. O. Box 667, 

Louisburg 27549 — Louisburg 
Phillips, J. Donald (Bettie), 243 Harden Street, 

Burlington 212X5- Burlington: Emmanuel 
Phillips, Lee A. (Mary), Rt. 3, Box 469, Rocking- 
ham 2S31 9— Rockingham: West 
Pickett, Harold T. (Gertrude), P. O. Box 276, 

West End 21316— West End 
Pinner, W. Rickman (Marie), 1715 Cole Mill 

Road, Durham 27712 — Durham: Pleasant 

Green 
Pittman, Charles R. (Jean), 442 Hallmark Road, 

Fayetteville 2%303—Fayetteville; Trinity 
Plyler, L. P. (Betty), 726 Buena Vista Drive, 

Fayetteville 2'^30\— Professor, Methodist 

College 
Poe, John R. (Sallie), 1533 Chapel Hill-Nelson 

Highway, Durham 27707 — Retired 
Pollock, Charles L. (Willa), 2215 Clinchfield 

Drive, Fayetteville 2S304— Fayetteville: Christ 
Pollock, Henry F. (Marguerite), Rt. 2, Box 489, 

Grifton 2S530— Retired 
Ponder, Reginald W. [Reggie] (Carrie), P. O. Box 

2425 (1503 Kimberly Road), New Bern 28560 

— District Superintendent 
Pope, T. Arnold (Barbara), 738 Ashboro Street, 

Fayetteville 28301 — Professor, Methodist 

College 
Porter, Ernest R. [Ernie] (Sara), P. O. Box 1388, 

(3603 Canterbury Road), New Bern 28560— 

New Bern: Centenary 
Porter, Stephen C. (Susan), 107 Pine Tree Drive, 

Oxford 21565— Granville Circuit 



895-3316 



733-2459 876-1910 



828-8073 


787-4460 




776-3860 


383-1263 


383-4425 


496-3736 


496-3479 


227-1268 


226-7533 


895-9986 


895-3135 


673-1371 


673-4623 




383-1397 


867-7300 


867-7767 


Ext. 265 




488-7110 


488-4707 




544-2500 


484-3340 


484-8658 




524-4763 




637-4600 



488-7110 488-0978 



637-4181 638-4395 



693-6007 
143 



Ports. Georce W.. Jr. (Jamie). 210 S. 3rd Street, 
Mebane 21 }<01~- Disability Leave 563-5833 

Potter. Benjamin F.. Jr. (Nancv), Rt. 1, Box IIB, 
Todd 2S6S4~Sabbatical Leave 704/264-8024 

Poulk. Robert M. (Dorothy), Box 477 (104 Sum- 
ner Street), Selma 21516—Selma: Edgerton 965-3761 965-2054 

Powers, Dan P., Sr. (Bunny), 306 Queen Anne's 

Road. Greenville 27834— La«e'5C/?a/7e/ 758-4585 756-6823 

Presnell, William M. [Bill], Box 1385 (1103 W. 
Williams Cirlce). Elizabeth City 21909— Eliza- 
beth City: Riverside 335-4549 338-6262 

Price. Charles Everette, Jr. (Grace), P. O. Box 43, 

Hampstead 2S443— H amp stead 686-7848 

Price, Clavton Z. (Louise), Route 1, Box 96, 
Clarendon 2S432— Bethel-Lebanon 653-2661 

Price, Robert E. [Bob] (Lucy), Box 3086, N. C. 
Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount 21S0\— Chap- 
lain, N. C. Wesleyan College 442-7121 442-0952 

Pritchard, Ralph W. (Virginia), 2356 Stevens 

Road, Raleigh 21610— Retired 834-861 1 

Privette, Bobby Lee (Linda), Rt. 3, Box 71, Rox- 
boro 21513— Allensville-Trinity 599-2820 

Privette, Tommy G. (Alma), P. O. Box 3130, Rox- 
boro 21513— Roxboro: Longhurst 599-6812 

Privette, W. Edward (Eleanor), 301 E. Chatham 
Street, Apex 21502— Apex 362-7807 362-8204 

Pullins, Charles (Vickie), Rt. 1, Box 162-C, Hen- 
derson 2753^ G/Y/^urg 492-8155 492-3671 

Pullman, Robert S. [Bob] (Peggy), Box 695 (608 
WilderAvenue), Aberdeen 283 15— /4^er^eeA7 944-1093 944-1595 

Purcell, Eugene G., Jr. (Betty), Rt. 1, Box 63, 
Pikeville 27863 — Associate Professor, Atlantic 
Christian College 237-3161 242-4047 

Purkey, Betty, Rt. 4, Box 845, Lumberton 28358 
— Deaconess, Robeson County Church and Com- 
munity Center 738-5204 521-3273 

Pursley, Forrest W. (Elva), P. O. Box 607, Hamlet 

2^345— Retired 582-1050 

Q 

Queen, Vergil E. (Frances), 219-C Carriage House 

Apartments, Rippling Stream Road, Durham 

21104— Retired 477-4179 

Quigley, Horace G. (Annliza), 1510 National 

Avenue, New Bern 28560— New fiem.- ^/veA-5/^e 637-3015 637-6386 

R 

Randalls, Robert F. [Bob] (Jo Anne), 318 E. 12th 

Street, Washington 21SS9— Washington Ct. 946-4382 

144 



Randolph, F. Roderick (Esther), 432 Cedar Hill 

L'dr\e,Ra\e\gh21609— Leave of Absence 843-3661 782-5534 

Rattz, Robert E. [Bob] (Mary), P. O. Box 8, South 

M\\\s27916— South Mills 771-2401 

Ray, Robert H. (Betty), P. O. Box 81, Bonlee 
21213— Bonlee 837-5389 

Reavis, James Lewis (Eddie Jean), Rt. 6, Box 290, 

Henderson 27536— M?. Carmel 438-8213 

Rector, Charles M. (Patsy), 800 York Street, 

Rocky Mount 21S0\— Rocky Mount: St. Paul 446-0928 442-3321 

Redmond, Robert C. [Bob] (Linda), 208 Cypress 
Avenue, Wrightsville Beach 2^4S0~ IV right s- 
ville Beach 256-4471 256-3447 

Reed, John E. (Betty), 507 Buchanan Street, 
Clarksville, Ark. 72830 — Assistant Professor, 
College of the Ozarks 501/754-8253 754-8031 

Regan, J. Robert (Selma), 2702 Arlington Avenue, 

Fayetteville 2S303— Retired 485-862 1 

Reynolds, Alonzo L. (Doris), Rt. 1, Box 211 A, 

Kittrell 27544— ^e?/>e^ 438-7924 

Reynolds, Foster L. (Bernice), P. O. Box 95, Salter 

Path 2S515— Salter Path 126-61 AA 126-4141 

Rhodes, Stephen B. (Joanna), Rt. 4, Box 793, San- 
ford 21330— Asbury-Bethlehem 776-0692 

Richardson, Allen (Alice), 501 E. Third Avenue, 
Chadbourn 28431 — Chaplain, Columbus County Ext. 102 
Hospital ' 642-8011 654-3933 

Richardson, J. Earl (Alice), 893 Stoneykirk Drive, 

Fayeitev\\\Q2S304— Fayetteville: St. Matthews 425-0401 867-7403 

Richey, Russell E. (Merle), 29 Hoyt Street, Mad- 
ison, NJ 07940 — Associate Professor, Theologi- 
cal School, Drew University 201/377-3000 377-2994 

Rickards, Chap. (COL) James P. (Suzanne), 1501 
Wilson Boulevard, Suite 809, Arlington, VA 
22209 — Staff Division of Chaplains and Related 

Ministries 703/522-1050 455-2339 

Ricketts, Mae Linscott (Janis) , Box 896, Louis- 
burg College (Route 2, Box 23-H), Louisburg 
21 b49- Professor, Lomsburg College 496-2521 496-2285 

Ricks, R. Dennis, Jr. (Lydia), 109 Albright Ave- 
nue, Graham 21253— Graham: First 226-4343 227-8222 

Robbins, Cecil W. (Eloise), 1202 N. Bickett Boule- 
vard, Louisburg 27549— /?er/>e^ 496-3558 

Roberts, Fred E., P.O. Box 267, Gaston 27832- 

Gaston 537-4854 

Roberts, John Milton (Dot), P.O. Box 116, 

Princeton 27569 -Prmcef on 936-3871 



145 



Robinson, Charles K. [Chuck], 129-2 Wilkins 
Drive, Durham 21105-Associate Professor, 
Divinity School, Duke University 
Robl, Charles John, III (Barbara), Rt. 3, Box 129, 

LomsbuTg215A9— Trinity (Franklin County 
Rogers, Harry L. (Jessie), Rt. 4, Box 455, Raleigh 

21606— Retired 
Ross Leon W., 130 Houston Street, Apartment 
320, Lexington, VA 24450- /?en>e^ . o r ^ 
Rouse, Ben C. (Jeanne), P. O. Box 2576, Sanford 

21330Sanford: Jonesboro 
Rouse, Jere A. (Marie), Rt. 4, Box 57, LaGrange 
2S55\—Beston _^ ^ . 

Royall, L. Graham (Virginia), P. O. Box 492, Fair 

B\n{nS4^9— Fair Bluff-Cerro Gordo 
Rudd, Robert J. (Dorothy), P. O. Box 1907, Rock- 
ingham 2S319-Rockingham: Pee Dee 
Rudin, John J., II (Genevieve), 16801 Ro^^'^^"/' __. ...^ 
Detroit, M I 482 1 9-Leave of A bsence 3 1 3/875- /4U / 

Rummell, John Robert [Bob] (Martha), P. O. Box 

57 Newton Grove 28366-yVewfow Grave 
Russell, John A. (Polly), P. O. Box 636, Troy 

212,1 \— Retired .... i 

Russell, Leon (Alta), P. O. Box 535, Lake Juna- 
\uska2Sl AS— Retired .^.. r^w u ' 

Ruth, John W. [Jack] (Bobbie), 2034 Fletcher s 
Chapel Road, Durham 21102- Fletcher s 

Chapel „ , r. ^ca 

Ruth, William A. [Bill] (Robyn), Rt. 1, Box 565, 
Graham 21252— Mt. Hermon 



684-3258 489-4865 
496-4891 
851-1115 



775-4023 775-2616 

566-3401 

649-7749 649-7349 

895-2148 895-4516 

255-9143 



594-0969 

576-8746 

704/456-3174 

688-3186 688-4850 
376-3119 376-3504 



Sabiston, William D., Ill [Bill] (Peggy), 3002 
Hope Valley Road (3509 Mossdale Avenue), 
Durham 21101— Durham: Epworth 
SaHey, Michael W. [Mike], P. O. Box 100, Middle- 

bnTg21556-Middleburg 
Salmon, Frank D. (Audrey), P. O Box 531, 28459 

—Disability Leave 
Salter, John Neal, Jr. (Carol), P. O. Box 26, Little- 
ton 27850— L/n/efow 
Sawyer, James F., P. O. Box 1031, Hamlet 28345 

—Hoffman— Retired 
Schantz, David H., Jr. (Margie), Rt. 1, Box 81, 

Hurdle Mills 27541 — W^flMwr Grove 
Scholtz, Quentin E., Ill (Becky), Rt. 1, Box 208, 

Franklinton 21 525- Banks-Grove Hill 
Schutt, C. Dubois (Eva Watts), P. O. Box 435, 
Broadway 21505— Broadway 



489-6557 



489-2041 

492-1616 

754-5905 

586-3985 

582-3366 

732-2054 

528-2423 

258-6653 



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Scott, Julian W. (Shelia), P. O. Box 734 (104 La- 

than Lane), Plymouth 21962— Plymouth 793-2549 793-2482 

Scott, Paul B., Jr. (Glenda), 326 Pemberton Drive, 

Wilmington 28403— Wilmington: Pine Valley 79 1-0353 79 1-384 1 

Scroggs, Robin J. (Marilee), Chicago Theological 
Seminary, 5757 S. Union Avenue, Chicago IL 
60631— Professor, Chicago Theological Semin- 
ary 312/752-5757 588-8538 

Seate, Billy F. (Wanda), 2315 Elizabeth Avenue, 

New Bern 28560— A^en- Bern: Trinity 637-2660 637-5259 

Seawell, William A. [Bill] (Claudia), Rt. 1, Box 

329, Snow Camp 21349— Disability Leave 376-6852 

Sessoms, Lester, Jr. [Sparky] (Pam), 3821 Madi- 
son Avenue, Fayetteville 28304 — Fayetteville: 

Calvary ' 424-0894 424-2034 

Sexton, Kenneth B. (Rosamond), 1212 DeBoy 

Sireei, Ra\e'\gh 21606— Raleigh: Westover 851-4431 851-4545 

Seymour, Edgar F. (Ora), P. O. Box 145, Atlantic 

2S5\\— Atlantic 225-7701 225-9001 

Shannonhouse, Richard D. [Dick] (Sandra), P. O. 

Drawer 396, Woodland 21S91— Woodland 587-1801 

Sharpe, Dan M. (Margaret), 1004 Urban Avenue, 

Durham 21101— Retired 688-8924 

Sharpe, William G., IV [Bill] (Barbara), 223 

Waverly Way, Burlington 212\5— Coordinator Ext. 201 

of Student Activities, Elon College 584-97 1 1 226-5307 

Shaw, Caswell E., Jr. (Pat), P. O. Box 277 (210 
Brandon Avenue), Tarboro 21SS6—Tarboro: 
St. James 823-0320 823-2795 

Sheppard, Dennis Roy, Route 1, Box 61, Aberdeen 
28315 — Student, Divinity School, Duke Univer- 
sity 944-2450 

Sherman, William W., Jr. [Bill], Box 10955, Ral- 
eigh 27605 (2513 Colton Place 21609)— Coordi- 
nator of Ministerial Relations, Conference 
Council on Ministries 828-0568 782-0659 

Shiver, James M. (Mary), P. O. Box 693, Red 
Springs 28377 — Red Springs: Rhyne Memorial 
(Retired) 843-3719 843-5142 

Shoaf, E. Cliff (Jane), 205 S. Fourth Street, Me- 

bane 21302— Mebane 563-4301 563-1661 

Shore, Joe C. (Mattie), Rt. 2, Box 562, Graham 

21253— Retired 776-6433 

Short, James M. (Mary), 
— Retired 

Shuler, Albert (Jimmie), 217 Green Forest Drive, 
P. O, Box 1141), Oxford 21565— Granville- 
Vance 693-8366 693-4959 



147 



Shuller, Edgar R. (Mary), Star Route 2, 310 
Womble Street, South port 2S46\— Retired 

Simmons, Michael B. (Maria), 1705 Sunset Drive, 
Roxboro 21513— Roxboro: Ca-Vel 

Simonton, C. Alison, Jr. (Nan) Box 508, Greens- 
boro 27402 (110 Wedgedale Avenue 27403)— 
Editor, NORTH CAROLINA CHRISTIAN 
ADVOCATE 

Simpson, William C, Jr. [Bill] (Betsy), P. O. Box 
146, Kitty Hawk 21949— Outer Banks Parish 

Slaughter, Baxter B., 810 Lancaster Street, Dur- 
ham 21101— Retired 

Sluder-Jordan, Katherine H. [Kathy] (Milton), 
Rt. 3, Box 237, Nashville 21S56—Student. Div- 
inity School, Duke University 

Sluder-Jordan, Milton E. (Kathy), Rt. 3, Box 237, 
Nashville 21S56— Sandy Cross 

Smith, A. Clay (Ruth), P. O. Box 98, Blanch 27212 
— New Hope-Purley 

Smith, Bobby E. (Evelyn), P. O. Drawer F, 
Trenton 2?>5^5— Trenton 

Smith, Charles Cooper (Jill), P. O. Box 21, Shaw- 
boro 2191?,— Perkins 

Smith, Charles M. (Barbara), P. O. Box 310 (508 
Clayton Avenue), Roxboro 21513— Roxboro: 
Long Memorial 

Smith, Edward F. (Janet), 504 W. Chapel Hill 
Street, Durham 2110\— Durham: Duke Mem- 
orial 

Smith, George C. (Mary), P. O. Box 118, Kipling 
27543 — Kipling- Cokesbury 

Smith, Haywood A. (Meleah), P. O. Box 327, 
Hobgood 21S43—Hobgood 

Smith, J. Thomas [Tommy] (Judy), P. O. Box 507, 
(414 E. Cornwall Road), Gary 215\\—Cary: 
First 

Smith, Jerry T. (Carolyn), 334 S. Page Street, (P. 
O. Box 475), Clayton 21520— Clayton 

Smith, John T. (Thelma), Rt. 2, Box 154, Halifax 
21^39— Bethesda-Hollisteri Retired) 

Smith, Judi J. (Joseph), P. O. Box 65, Currituck 
27929 — Pilmoor Memorial 

Smith, Neil E. (Alice), 124 Parker Street, Hender- 
son 21536— Henderson: City Road 

Smith, Robert Kinsey [Bob] (Marti), 114 Church 
Street (1632 Oxford Road, Apt. F), Henderson 
27536 — Henderson: First, Associate 

Smith, Walter E. (Louise), 1500 Ashford Road, 
Fayetteville 2S305— Tabor 



272-1196 
261-2062 



278-6609 
599-2232 

855-1362 
261-2707 
286-4260 

443-3526 
443-3526 
694-4020 
488-7891 

232-2435 

599-1193 599-2284 



694-6428 



688-1901 



467-9394 or 
467-4991 

553-6464 



492-1823 



438-8804 



489-2210 
552-2124 
826-3635 

467-1178 
553-6446 
536-4637 
232-3391 
492-6325 

492-2809 
484-3367 



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(Cheryl), 705 Tinker- 
21 5\4— Chapel Hill: 



Smith, William Stanley, Jr 

bell Road, Chapel Hill 

Aldersgate 968-6231 967-1444 

Smithson, Rufus (Kay), 735 Clark Street, Rocky 

Mount Tim\— Rocky Mount: Clark Street AA1-U12 446-5522 

Snotherly, William W., Jr. [Bill] (Glenda), 1224-F 

Hamilton Court, Cary 2751 1 — Student, Divinity 

School, Duke University 469- 1337 

Snyder, Nevin D. (Rose Marie), P. O. Box 128, 

Swan Quarter 2n%5—Swan Quarter 926-479 1 

Snypes, James G. (Marie), 5835 Gulton Street, 

Suite 263, Hoston, TX llOSl— Chaplain, Land-4 
mark Management Corp. 713-664-7553 669-8927 

Soderberg, Herman A. (Audrey), 402 McArthur 
2S30\—Fayetteville: St. 



(Marilyn), 105 Salem Cir- 
21609— Raleigh: Edenton 



Road, Fayetteville 

Andrews 
Soule, Guy, Vassar, Jr. 

cle, A-2, Raleigh 

Street, Associate 
Sparks, Charles E. (Annette), Rt. 5, Box 473, Wil- 
mington 28403 — Leave of Absence 
Sparrow, L. Ray (Dorothy), 100 Breece Street, 

Pembroke 28372 — Pembroke: First-Calvary 
Speake, George D. (Myra), 1309 Eastern Avenue, 

Rocky Mount 27801 — Rocky Mount: Marvin 
Speer, W. Morgan (Rhonda), Rt. 3, Box 70-A, 

Enfield 21S23—West Halifax 
Speight, James B. (Ernestine), 301 Mobile Home 

Trailer Park, Box 2007-D, Smithfield 27577 

—Retired 
Spells, Leroy (Mable), 207 Peace Street, Oxford 

27565 — Sanford Circuit 
Spencer, J. Lloyd (Gussie), 102 Lewis Drive, 

Goldsboro 27530 — Goldsboro: New Hope 
Spencer, William C, Jr. [Bill] (Peggy), 3212 Julian 

Drive, Raleigh 21604— Raleigh: Wesley 

Memorial 
Sponenberg, James E., Jr. (Tillie), Rt. 1, box 257, 

LaGrange 28551 — Institute 
Stafford, Sidney E. (Grace), 410 W. Noble Street, 

Louisburg 27549 — Chaplain and Professor, 

Louisburg College 
Stallsworth, Paul T. (Marsha), 102 S. Ash Street, 

Elizabeth City 21909— Elizabeth City: First, 

Associate 
Stansfield, Edward Douglas (Vera), P. O. Box 25, 

Pink Hill 2%512—Pink Hill 
Stanley, Ronald A. [Ronny] (Mary), Rt. 7, Box 

834, Sanford 27330— MoA-m Chapel 



488-4648 488-2247 



832-7535 

521-4943 
446-5787 



787-4425 
791-2980 
521-4018 
442-4837 
445-5047 





693-7823 


778-1124 


778-3801 


828-4408 


876-0526 




566-3739 



496-2521 496-4779 



338-6284 
568-4211 



335-4093 
568-3271 
499-4949 



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Stark, Rufus H., Ill (Betty Lou), 2501 Clark Ave- 
nue (117 Brooks Avenue), Raleigh 27607 — 

Raleigh: Fairmont 832-3316 832-2403 

Starnes, James A. (Myrtle), Rt. 1, Box 29-H, 

Whiteville 28472 — Professor, Southeastern 

Community College 642-7404 

Starnes, S. J., 1702 W. Front Street, Burlington 

21215— Retired 228-0345 

Starnes, LTC William B. (Francine), Post Chap- 
lain HC (Durham Road Chapel), Fort Ord, CA 

93941 (No. 10 Monserat Court, Seaside, CA 

93955) —Chaplain, US Army 
Staton, Jesse C. (Marie), P. O. Box 456, Bayboro 

28515 (Home: Box 98, Stonewall 28583)— Paw- 

lico Parish 
Staton, Jesse C, Jr. (Byrd), P. O. Box 98, Hatteras 

21943— Hatteras 
Steinmetz, David C. (Virginia), 2517 Wrightwood 

Avenue, Durham 27705 — Associate Professor, 

Divinity School, Duke University 
Stephenson, M. O. (Hazel), 228 W. Edenton 

Street, Raleigh 27603 (2124 Cowper Drive 

27608) — Raleigh: Edenton Street, Associate 
Stevens, Willis R. (Elma), 207 Maple Circle, 

Smithfield 21511— Retired 
Stokes, James C, Jr. (Linda), P. O. Box 67, 

Kenansville 28349 — Kenansville Parish 
Stokes, John L., Ill (MaLou), Box 3725, UNC- 

Wilmington, Wilmington 28403 (124 Winde- 

mere Road 28405) — Assistant to Academic 

Dean, UNC-Wilmington 
Stone, Amos H. (Lorraine), 207 W. Market Street, 

Hertford 27944— //erz/oA-J 426-5467 426-5236 

Stone, W. Denver (Jean), c/o Trinity Methodist 

Church, 26, Holland Hill, Singapore, 10, Re- 
public of Singapore — Missionary to Malaysia 
Storrs, Robert B., Jr. (Karen), P. O. Box 85, 

Goldston 21252— Goldston 898-4523 898-4764 

Stott, E. Russell (Caroline), 825 Estes Drive, 

ChapQ\U\\\215\4— Chapel Hill: Amity 967-7546 942-7188 

Stott, J. Doane (Flora Belle), 903 N. Eugene 

Street, Greensboro 27401— ^e/Zref/ 274-6929 

Strawbridge, I. J. (Essie), 1152 S. Hawthorne 

Road, Winston-Salem 21 \03— Retired 723-4656 

Summey, James L. (Doris), P. O. Box 622, Tabor 

C\\y2%4(i3— Tabor City 653-3737 653-3801 

Sutton, James E. (Janie), 1502 Ninth Street, 

GoXd^horo 21 53Q—Saulston-Jefferson 734-0144 735-1669 

Swink, Lionel C. (Kay), P. O. Box 142, Bunn 

2150S—Louisburg Circuit 496-2437 

150 



745-3451 


745-3866 




986-2254 


684-2775 


489-9775 


832-7535 


782-9508 




934-6395 


296-1234 


296-0416 


Ext. 209 




791-4330 


799-2695 



T 

Tatum, Jimmy Ray (Martha), Route 2, Box 436, 

Ldand2S45\— Town Creek 253-5349 

Taylor, Bruce D. (Jennie), 2106 W. Nash Street, 
(1105 Knollwood Drive), Wilson 27893— 
Wilson: West Nash 237-4258 237-3462 

Taylor, Wayne Grey, 1413 E. 6th Street, Lumber- 
ton 2S35S— Student, United Theological 
Seminary. Dayton, OH 739-4527 

Taylor, William V. [Bill] (Carolyn), Box 15040 
(113 W. Murray Avenue), Durham 27704— 
Durham: St. Paul 477-5484 477-2883 

Teachey, Wilbur C. (Sylvia), 210 S. Dogwood 

Avenue, Siler City 21344— Siler City: First 742-2722 742-3707 

Teague, Willie S. (Nettie), 5731 Roxboro Road, 

Durham27712— A//.5'>'/vfl« 477-7389 477-4362 

Tenney, H. Lester, Sr. (Izella), P. O. Box 704, 

Clarkton 2%433—Clarkton-Bluefield 647-2591 

Tew, W. Alton (Clara), 1112 N. Gregson Street, 

Durham 21101— Retired 682-3275 

Thomas, Wayne E. (Nancy), P. O. Box 42, Glou- 
cester 2S52S— Straits-North River 729-247 1 

Thompson, A. L. (Frances), 1080 N. Leak Street, 

Southern Pines 2S3S1— Retired 692-8267 

Thompson, Emerson M. [Em] (Catherine, 401 
Grace Street, Wilmington 28401 (402 Wayne 
Drive 2%403)— Wilmington: Grace 763-5198 762-6409 

Thompson, Leo C. (Karen), P. O. Box 398, Baha- 
ma 27503 — Executive Director, Carolina Coun- 
seling Center, Inc. Raleigh 832-0404 47 1 -276 1 

Thompson, Neil H. (Catherine), 2107 Myrtle 
Avenue, Raleigh 27608 — Raleigh: Highland, 
Assoc. 787-4240 828-7653 

Thompson, Roger E. (Roberta), Rt. 2, Box 352-A, 

Robbms 21325— Smyrna 464-3188 464-3542 

Tingle, James A. (Maxine), 4111 Holly Ridge 
Road, New Bern 2S560— Counselor, Coastal 
Counseling, Inc. 633-1931 638-8589 

Tisdale, W. Eugene [Gene] (Virginia), 2171 Mid- 
dle Road, Fayetteville 2S30\—Fayetteville: 
Salem 283-8959 283-2520 

Townsend, Sammuel L. (Marguerite), P. O. Box 

\4Sl,LaurinhuTg2S352—Laurinburg: Galilee 276-8031 276-0695 

Townsend, William C, Jr. (Nancy), P. O. Box 
280, Cordova 2S330— Rockingham: St. Paul- 
Beaver Dam 997-5857 

Traynham, David D. (Nancy), Route 2, Box 196, 

Rockingham 2S319— Retired 895-3746 



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Tucker, C. Clyde, Jr. (Vonnie), P. O. Box 401 (707 
W. Church Street), Elizabeth City 21909— Eliz- 
abeth City: First 338-6284 335-7292 

Turnage, Roy L. (Corabob), Rt. 8, Box 49, Golds- 
bo ro 27530— Goldsboro: Salem 735-1318 

Tyson, Aaron G. (Lucille), Route 3, Lillington 

21546— Retired 893-2619 

Tyson, Bobby R (Jetta), P. O. Box 1138, Chapel 

Hill 275 1 4— Approved Evangelist 933-0406 

Tyson, Carson S. (Peggy), P. O. Box 56, Cedar 

Grove 21231— Cedar Grove-Prospect 732-8405 

Tyson, David Morrill [D. M.] (Eleanor), P. O. 

Bo\ 12, Benson 21 504— Benson 894-3028 894-3004 

Tyson, M. Dewey (Ruth), 114 Lord Ashley Drive, 

Greenville 21S34— Greenville: St. James 752-61 54 756-2958 

Tyson, Tommy (Frances), Rt. 7, Box 244, Chapel 

Hill 21514- Approved Evangelist 933-8571 

Tyson, Vernon C. (Martha), P. O. Box 728 (508 
Caswell Road), Chapel Hill 215X4— Chapel 
Hill: University 929-7191 942-4051 

U 
Umstead, Charles L (Etta), Route 2, Box 246, 
Beaufort 2S5\6—Morehead City: St. Peter' s- 
B road Creek 726-1985 728-2518 

V 

Varnum, Tracie A. (Clementine), Rt. 2, Box 182, 
Supply 2S462—Shallotte Circuit 842-6740 

Vaughan, Richard C. (Debbie), Route 1, Box 

295-AA, Clinton 2S32S— Hopewell 567-61 16 

Vaughan, William N. (Margaret), Methodist Re- 
tirement Home, 2616 Erwin Road, Durham 
21105— Retired 383-2567 

Vereen, LaFon C. [Fonnie] (Joyce), Wesley Pines 
Retirement Home, Route 8, Box 1018, Lumber- 
ton 2S35S— Administrator, Wesley Pines 
Retirement Home 738-9691 738-9440 

Vick, T. Marvin, Jr. (Catharine), 1001 Glenwood 
Avenue, Raleigh 21605— Administrator, Meth- 
odist Home for Children 833-2834 832-7105 

VonCanon, Mary Leigh (Paul), P. O. Box 34, 

Pittsbo ro 273 1 2— Chatham-Zion 542-3006 

W 

Waggoner, James M. (Margaret), 3212 Barker 
Place, Raleigh 21609— Clinical Chaplain, C.A. 
Dillon School, Butner 565-6594 



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Waldrop, J. Herbert, Jr. (Dee), Box 697, Oakwood 
Villa, Shelby 2'^\5(i— Superintendent, Oakwood 
Villa Nursing Home, Shelby 704/487-826 1 

Walker, Eddie A. (Brenda), Rt. 6, Box 119, Burl- 
ington 27215— Fn>«^5/?z> 227-0381 227-7733 

Walker, F. Odell (Margaret), P. O. Box 715 (1214 
S. Respess Street), Washington 11^%9— Wash- 
ington: First 946-33 1 1 946-2539 

Wall, C. Arthur (Carol), P. O. Box 118, Winfall 
219S5— Perquimans 426-5288 

Wall, Randy Lee (Donna), Route 1, Box 389-A, 

Durham 21103— Andrews-Soapstone 596-4525 

Wallace, Robert L. [Bob] (Christine), P. O. Box 
15477, Durham 27704 (4008 Chaucer Drive 
21105)— Durham: Aldersgate 477-0509 477-0068 

Walston, Robert E. (Kathryn), 402 Dove Place, 

Goldsboro 21530— Retired 734-0933 

Ward, Herman N., Jr. (Ann), 130 W. Tryon 

Street, Hillsborough 21 21 S— Hillsborough 732-3460 

Warren, Clarence L. (Ruby), 333 E. Main Street, 

Belhaven 278 1 0—Belhaven: Trinity 943-2684 

Warren, H. Robert (Shirley), P. O. Box 83, 

Km^idai\e 21 545— Knightdale 266-2373 266-2110 

Warren, James H. (Daisy), 1486 Woodmont Blvd., 
Nashville, TN 31215— Professor, Scarritt 
College 615/327-2700 298-2174 

Warren, James I., Jr. (Marjorie), 4228 Wallace 
Lane, Nashville, TN 312\5— Academic Dean, Ext. 533 
Scarritt College 615/327-2700 383-9777 

Warren, Millard W. (Glenn), University Apt. B-IB, 
1500 Duke University Road, Durham 27701— 
Retired 489-4675 

Warren, Millard W., Jr. [Whit] (Barbara), P. O. 

Box 787, Manteo 2195A—Manteo 473-2089 473-2088 

Warren, W. Arthur (Rebecca), Rt. 2, Box 116, 

Roseboro 28382— M/. Mor/a/i 564-4718 

Waters, Ralph C. (Laura), 2404 Colgate Drive, 
Fayetteville 28304 — Fayetteville: Haymount, 
Associate 484-6805 484-9481 

Watson, H. Langill (Elizabeth), P. O. Box 1423, 
(1206 Branch Street), Wilson 21%93— Wilson: 
First 237-6121 243-2046 

Watson, Orville W. (Mary), P. O. Box 395, Rob- 
bins 21325— Robbins 948-2288 

Way, Vance, C. (Marion), P. O. Box 64, Milwau- 
kee 27854— A///waMA:ee 585-1010 

Weaver, Walter P. (Peggy), Rt. I, Box 328-W, 
Lakeland, FL 33^1- Professor, Florida South- 
ern College 813/646-8251 

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Wegwart, Wayne G. (Peggy), Rt. 4, Box 257, Lex- 
ington 27292 — Director of Retreat, "A Place 

Apart" 704/787-4323 787-5064 

Weller, W. Allen (Sharon-"Buni"), Rt. 4, Box 123, 

Roxboro 21513— Lea's Chapel- Warren's Grove 599-6722 

Wells, William M., Jr. [Bill] (Dixie). P. O. Box 397, 

Robersonville 21%l\—Robersonville 795-4663 

Wells, Woodrow W., Jr. [Woody] (Carole), P. O. 

Box 598, Maysville 2%555—M aysville 743-3691 743-501 1 

Wenberg, John W., Jr. (Ruth), Apt. 3057-B, 

King'sCourt, Raleigh 27606— Leave o//i^5e/2ce 489-9191 851-4375 
Wentz, W. Allen, Jr. (Shirley), R O. Box 715, 

Fuquay-Varina 27526— FM^wa>'-Kfl/-ma 552-4331 552-2700 

Wesley, Arthur L., Jr., 5711 Wisteria Lane, Wil- 
mington 28403 — Wilmington: Epworth 392-1 176 
Wesley, Luther V. (Irma), P. O. Box 701, Creed- 
moor 27522 — Disability Leave 
West, C. Ray (Pearl), Rt. 3, Box 341, Dunn 28334 

—Counselor, Lee-Harnett Mental Health Center 893-5727 897-5029 
West, John Cameron (Cindy), 817 Macon Place, 

Raleigh 27609 — Raleigh: Hayes Barton, Asso- 
ciate 832-6435 781-4939 
West, Pearl Gooding (Ray), Rt. 3, Box 341, Dunn 

2S334^Mamers, Associate 897-5029 

Wheeler, Kermit R. (Hazel), P. O. Box 48 (400 E. 

Third Street), Red Springs 2S311— Red Springs: 

Trinity 843-4011 843-4019 

White, Christian (Ada), 100 S. Church Street, 

RockyMount21S0\— Rocky Mount: First 446-5195 446-4517 

White, James G., Jr. (Frances), Colonial Apts., 

Apt. 7D, 3022 Chapel Hill Street, Durham 

21109— Leave of Absence 467-8287 489-1273 

White, John H. (Eva), 3808 New Hope Road 

(4109 Jane Lane), Raleigh 21604— Raleigh: 

St. James 876-5796 876-7781 

Whitehead, Talton J., 1554 West Davis Street, 

Burlington 272 1 5— Retired 226-6524 

Whitfield, Bobby R. (Mary Jo), Rt. 4, Box 360, 

Burlington 212\5— Saint Lukes 584-7390 

Wier, Frank E. (Ellen), 604 Davidson Road, 

Nashville, Tn 31205— Student, Vanderbilt Univ. 615/352-6414 

Wiggins, Carson O. (Moeine), 6020 Rock Quarry 

Road (5012 Rock Quarry Road), Raleigh 27610 

—Ebenezer 779-0515 772-8702 

Wilkerson, Roosevelt, Jr. (Pansy), 3004 Little 

]o\\x\ Ko2id,Ka\t\%\\ 21 e\0— Raleigh: Cokesbury 828-8585 755-1532 
Wilkinson, Howard M. [Hank] (Virginia), Rt. 1, 

Box 292, G2irysburg21%3\— Leave of Absence 536-3528 



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Wilkinson, Scott T. (Barbara), 2006 St. Mary's 

Street, Raleigh 2160%— Raleigh: Jenkins 

Memorial 
Williams, A. Morris (Annabel), 1319 Vickers 

Avenue, Durham 27707 — Retired 
Williams, James A. (Nellie), Route 1, Box 208-B 

Kittrell H5AA— Plank Chapel 
Williams, John E. (Jane), P. O. Bxo 215, Bailey 

limi— Bailey 
Williams, Oscar S. (Mildred), P. O. Box 170 (413 

Pun go Street), Belhaven 21S\0—Bath (Retired) 
Williams, William F. [Bill] (Edna), Rt. 1, Box 538, 

Jackson Springs 27281 — Sandhills 
WiHiford, Gladys R., 809 Wilson Mill Road, 

Smithfield llSllSmithfield: Whitley 
Willingham, Malcolm C. (Johnny Carol), P. O. 

Box 637 (21 1 Everett Street), Rockingham 28379 

— Rockingham: First, Associate 
Wilson, A. J., Ill (Katherine), 207 S. Palisades 

Drive, Signal Mountain, TN 112)11— Director 

of Pastoral Services, Moccasin Bend Psychiatric 

Hospital, Chattanooga, TN 
Wilson, Ben H., Ill (Annie), 904 Crescent Drive, 

Smithfield 21511— Smithfield: Centenary 
Wilson, Claude T. (Dot), P. O. Box 569, Vance- 

boro 28586 — Vanceboro 
Wilson, J. Christian, Rt. I, Box 251, Pittsboro 

27312 — Mt. Pleasant-Grove-Chapel 
Wilson, Kelly J., Jr. (Jean), P. O. Box 662, Rae- 

ford 2%316—Raeford: First 
Wilson, Kelly J., Ill (Sharon), Rt. 5, Box 326, 

Roxboro 27573 — Oak Grove 
Wilson, L. T. [Ted] (Lib), P. O. Box 386, Mount 

Olive 28365— M/. Olive: First 
Wilson, Robert L. [Bob] (Betty), 237 Monticello 

Avenue, Durham 27707 — Research Professor, 

Church & Society, Divinity School, Duke 

University 
Wilson, W. Carleton, P. O. Box 633, Roxboro 

21513— Retired 
Winberry, Herman S. (Chris), P. O. Box 1032, 

Lumberton 28358 — Lumberton: Chestnut Street 
Winstead, Arthur W. (Margaret), P. O. Box 176, 

Mt. Gilead 27306— Mr. Gikad: First 
Wise, Denny C. (Judy), Rt. 3, Box 283-B, Lilling- 

ton 21546— Spring Hill 
Wise, Wilford D. (Hulda), Seashore Estates, Box 

10- E, Swansboro 2S5S4— Disability Leave 



833-4306 828-9982 
489-6107 
438-6080 
235-4309 
943-3694 
974-4206 
934-8834 

895-4027 895-3229 



934-2333 
244-0028 

875-2111 

658-3169 

684-2269 

739-3304 
439-6475 



934-8597 
244-0695 
933-9784 
875-3746 
599-2469 
658-2637 

489-6955 
599-6484 
739-4531 
639-6445 
893-4723 
326-5806 



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Wolfe, William L. [Bill] (Glenna - "Biddie"), 4807 

Markwood Drive, Burlington 27215 Bellemont 227-4890 

Womack, LaVerne B., Jr. (Pat), 1766 N. Decatur 

Road, Cottage 115, Atlanta, GA 30307- ,n^ /.,.«. on 

Student, Candler School of Theology 404/636-8480 

Womack, Samuel J. (Norma), 217 Vivian Drive, 

Favetteville 2S30\ —Academic Dean, Methodist Ext. 230 

College 488-7110 822-0593 

Wood, John E. (Fleeta), 700 Magnolia Drive, Apt. 

1 3-A, Aberdeen 283 1 5— Disability Leave 944-7008 

Wood, Samuel L. (Lois), Rt. 6, Box 200, Golds- 
bo ro 21530— Goldsboro: Providence 734-7 1 1 4 

Woodcock, Eldon G. (Libby), Nyack College, 

Nvack NY \O960— Professor, Nyack Col- Ext. 286 

l^g/ 914/358-1710 358-5998 

Woodworth, Douglas R. (Erma), 313 N. Pitt 

Street, Ayden 285 1 3- Noble's Chapel 746-6534 

Wooldridge, Oscar B., Jr. (Tew), 905 Langford 

Place, Raleigh 21609— Assistant Chaplain, N.C. 

State University 737-2576 876-2058 

Worley, William E. (Nancy), 2587 Arbor Drive, 

Holiday, PL 33590— Professor, St. Petersburg 

Junior College (Clearwater Campus) 
Worthington, Kenneth R. (Mary Glen), Rt. 5, Box 

270, Sanford 21330— Jones Chapel-Hickory 

Mountain 776-6215 776-8397 

Y 

Yelverton, R C, Route 3, Box 471, Mt. Olive 

2S365— Browning-Smith 594-1445 

Young, J. Doyne (Rubye), 1017 Lakewood Ave- 

nue, Durham 21101 -Retired 489-7271 

Young, John K. (Midge), Route 2, Box 496, Wake 

¥oxQ^i215%l— Wake Forest 556-2239 556-3653 

Young, Stephen E. (Jean), 4555 Rosehill Road, 

¥2C^Q\iQy'\\\Q2'i30\—Fayetteville: Gardners 488-6651 488-2350 

Young, Wayne E. (Judy), 117 Hudson Woods 

Road, Route 4, ?\iishoxo213\2— Student, UNC 

School of Medicine 
Yount, John W. (Connie), P. O. Box 7, Bullock 

21501— Oxford Circuit 693-4839 

Yow, Thomas S., Ill (Julia), 622 N. Main Street, 

Louisburg 21 5A9— Administrative Assistant to ^ ^.^^ 

President, Louisburg College 496-2521 496-2459 

Z 

Zeller, Timothy, P.O. Box 459. Bayboro 28515 
— Pamlico Parish, Associate 



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Widows of Deceased Ministers 

Alexander, Mrs. Allie H., 12520 Edgewater Drive, Marine Towers East, 

Lakewood, Ohio 44107 
Alford, Mrs. Bertha, 3 Kinny Street, Rockingham, N.C. 28379 
Ash, Mrs. Salena, 1 18 Chance Street, Fayetteville, N.C. 28302 

Barbee, Mrs. Mattie W., P.O. Box 232, Kenansville, N.C. 28349 
Barclift, Mrs. Thelma C, 1027 Southwood Dr., Durham, N.C. 27707 
Baum, Mrs. Lota Leigh, P.O. Box 246, Whitakers, N.C. 27891 
Beale, Lorena, P.O. Box 205, Boykins, Va. 23827 
Beede, Mrs. Ruth D., 409 Brooks Ave., Raleigh, N.C. 27607 
Benson, Mrs. Frances W., 1616 W. Nash St., Wilson, N.C. 27893 
Boone, Mrs. Martha Laura, 310 Sunset Drive, Wilson, N.C. 27893 
Brandenburg, Mrs. HattieB., Route 1, Box 141, Candor, N.C. 27229 
Bridgers, Mrs. Aline C, 1383 Riverside Drive, Gainsville, Ga. 30501 
Bross, Mrs. Laura Inis, 8017 Second Avenue South, Birmingham, Ala. 
35206 

Cash. Thelma, 2616 Erwin Road, Durham, N.C. 27705 

Casey, Mrs. Edith M., Route 3, Mt. Olive, N.C. 28365 
Casey, Mrs. Miriam M., 304 S. Eastern Street, Greenville, N.C. 27834 
Caudill, Mrs. EstelleR., 508 E. Academy St., Fuquay-Varina, N.C. 27526 
Chaplain, Mrs. Rosa J., 401 S. Andrews Street, Goldsboro, N.C. 27530 
Clegg, Mrs. Dorothy, 1408 Alabama Avenue, Durham, N.C. 27705 
Cline, Mrs. Kitty P., 2616 Erwin Road, Durham, N.C. 27705 
Cooper, Mrs. Margaret, 1918 Sloan Avenue, Fayetteville, N.C. 28301 
Couch, Mrs. Ruth W., 1011 S. Best Street, Goldsboro, N.C. 27530 
Cowan, Mrs. Dorothy Huggins, Route 1, Box 178, Trenton, N.C. 28585 
Crawford, Mrs. EstelleC, Route 1, Box 100, North East, Maryland 21901 
Cuthrell, Mrs. Mary L., Maxton, N.C. 28364 

Dicks, Mrs. Dorothy L., 2616 Erwin Road, Apt. C-7, Durham, N.C. 27705 
Dunn, Mrs. LucyT., Timberlake, N.C. 27583 
Durham, Mrs. E.G., 4914 Morehead Drive, Raleigh, N.C. 27612 
Duval, Mrs. Annie L, Route 2, Box 112, Creedmore, N.C. 27522 

Elkins, Mrs. Venia E., 1064 Nichols Drive, Raleigh, N.C. 27605 

Etheridge, Pauline, Route 4, Elm City, N.C. 

Eubanks, Mrs. Marie B., 220-A Stedman St., Fayetteville, N.C. 28305 

Fields, Mrs. Anna Bell M., 1402 Spring Garden Street, Greensboro, N.C. 

27603 
Fitts, Mrs. Emma Jane, 207 Grove Street, Oxford, N.C. 27565 

Gardner, Mrs. LaviniaH., Route 1 , Box 190-C, Holly Hill, S.C. 29059 

Grant, Mrs. Maude D., Fairfield, N.C. 27826 

Griffis, Mrs. Nena D., 806 Charlotte Drive, Greenwood, Miss. 38930 



Hailey, Mrs. James R., Country Club Drive, Box 8, Rocky Mount, N.C. 
27801 

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Hale, Mrs. Dilys R., 517 Moreene Road, Durham, N.C. 27705 

Hall, Mrs. Ester, 412 Granville Street, Oxford, N.C. 27565 

Hardesty, Mrs. Bertha M., Shannon, N.C. 28386 

Harris, Mrs. Erah Mason, Atlantic, N.C. 28511 

Hayman, Mrs. L.D., 2616 Erwin Rd., Durham. N.C. 27705 

Herbert, Mrs. Ruth E., Gannahills, Route 1, Middletown, Va. 22645 

Hicks, Mrs. Donna L., Route 1, Pikeville, N.C. 27863 

Hill, Mrs. Calla L., c/o St. Humphrey, Route 3, Box 246, Kinston, N.C. 

28501 
Hillman, Mrs. Estelle W., 2507 Woodrow Street, Durham, N.C. 27705 
Hobbs, Mrs. Edith, 21 14 Cowper Drive, Raleigh, N.C. 27608 
Hogue, Mrs. Ollie M., Box 5, Hickory, N.C. 28601 
Howard, Mrs. Bessie H., 2616 Erwin Road, Durham, N.C. 27705 
Husted, Mrs. Catherine]., 16 Brenton Place, Durham, N.C. 27707 

Jerome, Mrs. Robert L., 902 S. First Street, Smithfield, N.C. 27577 
Johnson, Mrs. MoUieS., 1938 W. Front Street, Burlington, N.C. 27215 
Johnson, Mrs. Ritta B., 2616 Erwin Road, Durham, N.C. 27705 
Johnson, Mrs. Sally P., 903 Murray Avenue, Durham, N.C. 27704 
Jones, Mrs. Stella Mae, 759 YOrkshire Drive, Fayetteville, N.C. 28304 
Joyner, Mrs. Mary V., 1232 Westover Terrace, Greensboro, N.C. 27408 

Kelley, Mrs. Bessie B., 141 Jefferson, Whiteville, N.C. 28472 
Kinlaw, Mrs. Annie D., 3939 Glenwood Ave., Beckanne Apartment 556, 
Raleigh, N.C. 27609 

Lance, Mrs. Helen A., 15 Oaklawn Rd., Summit, N.J. 07901 
Lane, Mrs. Juanita E., P.O. Box 500, Lake Junaluska, N.C. 28745 
Larkin, Mrs. Fannie H., P.O. Box 213, Lake Junaluska, N.C. 28745 
Lawrence, Mrs. Velma P., 28 Golf Course Road, Waynesville, N.C. 

28786 
Layfield, Mrs. Frances Z., 9 Layfield Drive, Waynesville, N.C. 28786 
Lewis, Pauline, Route 4, Box 171 -A, Rockingha, N.C. 28379 

Lewis, Mrs. Viletta N., Marshallberg, N.C. 28553 
Locklear, Mrs. Mary A., Route 3, Box 177, Maxton, N.C. 28364 
Long, Mrs. Bernice, Route 6, Box 1 16-C, Kinston, N.C. 28501 
Love, Mrs. Phala M., 2616 Erwin Road, Durham, N.C. 27705 
Loy, Mrs. Annie M., P.O. Box 64, Rowland, N.C. 28383 
Lowry, Phelia, Wesley Pines, Route 8, Lumberton, N.C. 

Maness, Mrs. Annie C, 215 Woodland Drive, Fuquay-Varina, N.C. 27526 

Maness, Mrs. Edith H., 617 Jefferson Street, Roanoke Rapids, N.C. 27870 

Martin, Mrs. Elizabeth, Clayton, N.C. 27520 

Martin, Mrs. Jeanette, 2616 Erwin Road, Durham, N.C. 27705 

Miller, Mrs. Elsie M., 309 W. Cornwallis Road, Durham, N.C. 27707 

Minor, Mrs. Harold D., Route 8, Harpeth Hills Drive, Franklin, Tenn. 

37064 
Mizelle, Mrs. Raymond, 705 Taylor Street, Windsor, N.C. 27983 
Moore, Mrs. Marie R., Route 4, Box 314, Mt. Olive, N.C. 28365 
Murphy, Mrs. Roland S., 906 Sycamore St. , Kinston, N.C. 28501 

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McCallum, Mrs. MaryD., 1 120 State Road, Maxton, N.C. 28364 
McLamb, Mrs. M.D., Route 2, Box 395-A, Rockingham, N.C. 28279 
McRae, Mrs. Alma B., 2003 Corinna St. , Fayetteville, N.C. 28301 
McRae, Mrs. Pearl, 2616 Erwin Road, Durham, N.C. 27705 

Nelson, Mrs. Maude S. (Address unknown) 

Newton, Mrs. Maude, Wesley Arms Retirement Home, Apt. 1909A, 1911 
N. Centennial St., High Point 27262 

Overton, Mrs. Rena S. P.O Box 1584, Durham, N.C. 27702 

Page, Frances, 508 Mill Street, Rowland, N.C. 

Parrish, Mrs. Stella G., Onslow Garden Apts., Apt. 1715, Camden Drive, 

Jacksonville, N.C. 28540 
Phillips, Mrs. Mary E., 542 Noelton Drive, Knoxville, Tenn. 37919 
Poole, Mrs. Louise C, 908 Magruder Road, Smithfield, Va. 23430 
Porter, Mrs. Lucille W., 2309 Elder Street, Durham, N.C. 27705 
Poner, Mrs. MaryT., 20 Grubb Street, Hertford, N.C. 27944 
Potter, Mrs. Marion S., 620 Chisholm Street, Sanford, N.C. 27330 
Powell, Mrs. Howard P., 2322 Lake Drive, Raleigh, N.C. 27609 
Prince, Mrs. Virginia, Dunn. N.C. 28334 

Regan, Mrs. Margaret B., 3221 Condie Street, Richmond, Va. 23221 

Rhiner, Mrs. Verna, Route 1, Coats, N.C. 27521 

Romines, Mrs. Sarah Louise Mason, Route 6, Box 129, Goldsboro, N.C. 

27530 
Ruark, Mrs. Sarah E., Charles Drive, Laurinburg, N.C. 28352 
Rush, Mrs. Frances, Route 3, Box 85, Hamlet, N.C. 28345 

Shaw, Mrs. Martha Alice, c/o Rev. S.M. Shaw, 152 Cox Circle, Green- 
ville, Tenn. 37743 
Shinkle, Maxine B., 407 Avenue D., New Bern, N.C. 28560 
Smith, Mrs. Lela L., c/0 Mrs. Epps, Route 8, Box 302, Lumberton, N.C. 

28358 
Smith, Mrs. Pearl H., Route 2, Seven Springs, N.C. 28578 
Stanford, Mrs. Jo Ann, 1017 N. Hill Road, Fayetteville, N.C. 28303 

Tanka, Mrs. Kimi, 1 17 Newell Street, Durham, N.C. 27705 
Thompson, Mrs. Margaret, 1602 Glendale Avenue, Durham, N.C. 27701 
Tilley, Mrs. Beatrice M., 1615 Kenbrook Drive, Garner, N.C. 27529 
Tyson, Mrs. Julia Kimball, P.O. Box 382, Carrboro, N.C. 27510 

Vale, Mrs. Etolia, Route 3, Box 515, Sanford, N.C. 27330 
Vickers, Mrs. Mattie, 404 W. 24th Street, Lumberton, N.C. 28358 

Wall, Mrs. LynnT., P.O. Box 1385, Elizabeth City, N.C. 27909 
Walton, Mrs. Mary Jane, 5008 Carteret Drive, Raleigh, N.C. 27612 
Ward, Mrs. Margaret W., Route 5, Box 178, Whiteville, N.C. 28472 
Warren, Mrs. OliviaJ., 4584 Mt. Creek Drive, Roswell, Ga. 30075 
Williams, Mrs. Addie, 1700 Concord Avenue, Monroe, N.C. 28110 
Womack, Jane, P.O. Box 327, Southern Pines, N.C. 28387 



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Wooten, Callie. P.O. Box 127, Robbins, N.C. 27325 
Wood. Mrs. Reba E.. 2616 Erwin Road. Durham, N.C. 27705 
Wright. Mrs. Florence E.. P.O. Box 188, Rocky Mount, N.C. 27801 
Wright. Mrs. Iva H.. Route 3. Woodcliffe, Abingdon, Va. 24210 
Wright. Mrs. Viola C. 2009 Wilson Street, Durham, N.C. 27705 



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JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS 

(Daily Minutes) 



FIRST DAY, AFTERNOON SESSION 
Monday, June 5, 1978 

The prelude, "Introduction -Allegro -Adagio" from Suite for Organ, by 
John Stanley was played by the Conference Organist for the afternoon, 
Mrs. Charles Davenport, Director of Music/Organist at First United 
Methodist Church, Wilson. The traditional Conference Hymn, "And Are 
We Yet Alive?" was sung. 

Invocation: Bbhop Blackburn called the Conference to order and 
prayed the deep spititual blessings of God working through and within the 
Church as the body of Christ, asking that all participants in the Con- 
ference find the spititual courage to carry the work of Christ's church into 
daily Ufe through the spirit and love of Jesus Christ, our Lord. 

Conference Convened: Bishop Blackburn convened the Conference 
with these words : "I now have the privilege of calUng to order the Eleventh 
Session of The North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Chur- 
ch and the One Hundred Fifty -Third Session of the oldest constituent 
member Conference of United Methodism in The North Carolina Con- 
ference. This is the 1978 Session. The North Carolina Conference of The 
United Methodist Church is the successor to: 

The North CaroUna Conference, Methodist Protest Church, 1828-1939. 

The North Carolina Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, 
1837-1844. 

The North Carolina Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 
1845-1939. 

Blue Ridge -Atlantic Conference, Methodist Episcipal Church, 
1879-1939. 

Eastern District, North Carolina -Virginia Conference, Central Jurisdic- 
tion, The United Methodist Church." 

Welcome: Bishop Blackburn presented the president of Methodist 
College, Dr. Richard W. Pearce, who brought greetings on behalf of the 
trustees, faculty and staff of the college. Pearce observed that this was the 

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sixth consecutive Annual Conference Session of The North Carolina Con- 
ference of The United Methodist Church to be held at Methodist College 
in Fayetteville. He emphasized the desire of the entire staff to provide for 
all participants' comfort and convenience during their stay. He noted the 
many new additions to the campus since last year, including new stage cur- 
tains and lights; the compel tion of the Graham S. Eubank Conference 
Room in the Student Union Building; and other student -inspired projects 
which have improved the usefulness of that building. Pearce requested the 
privilege of granting exceptional greetings and words of appreciation to 
the man who has come to be known as "Mr. Methodist of Methodist 
College," Vice President and Reverend Bill Lowdermilk. The Conference 
responded with applause signifying their warm appreciation for his at- 
tentiveness to detail. Pearce requested two things: help with holding down 
the energy utilization and thus the expense, and the hope that every 
delegate would feel free to ask for and accept every possible hospitality of 
the college. 

Presentation: Dr. Pearce presented the Honorable Beth Finch, Mayor 
of the City of Fayetteville, now in her second term. Mayor Finch 
recognized the fact that Methodist College was now officially within the 
City Limits and again welcomed the ever increasing number of delegates to 
this Conference and to Fayetteville, expressing the continuity to which 
Pearce had already alluded. To old friends and new she invited all to par- 
ticipate in the variety of cultural attributes that Fayetteville offered and 
expressed her hope, on behalf of herself and the citizens whom she 
represented, that the Conference would meet here for many years to come. 

Host District: Bishop Blackburn responded with appreciation for Mayor 
Finch's earnest words of welcome, led in applause on behalf of the Con- 
ference, and then introduced Host District Superintendent, Paul Edwards 
of the Goldsboro District. Edwards brought greetings on behalf of the 
more than 16,000 members and 63 ministers of the Goldsboro District and 
reiterated appreciation to Lowdermilk and his staff for ther tireless work in 
keeping the leaders in the Goldsboro District "on course' as they made 
plans for this year's Annual Conference. Edwards offered the services of the 
ushers and ministers of the district to guide the delegates during the week. 
Edwards read a telegram from Bishop Lance Webb of the Iowa Con- 
ference sending greetings to The North Carolina Annual Conference, 
which is meeting concurrently. He requested that Bishop Backburn send 
similar greetings to the Iowa Conference. 

Communion Service: Bishop Blackburn gave instructions to the Con- 
ference as preparations were made to celebrate the Sacrament of Holy 
Communion. All were urged to consider this a house of solemn worship 
and to come and kneel at the altar and partake of the elements. 

Bishop Blackburn announced that the offering from Heritage Sunday 
and other gifts would be received before the celeration of the Sacrament. 
He emphasized these gifts would be used as direct aid for the final 
restoration of Wesley's Chapel. This offering will be presented by a special 
delegation to be led by Rev. John Cline at the Chapel in London, England, 
later in this summer of 1978. 



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Sacrament of Holy Communion: After reception of the offering Bishop 
Blackburn called for singing of the hymn, "Come, Thou Fount of Every 
Blessing." Assisted by the District Superintendents, the ritual was read, the 
altar uncovered, and Bishop Blackburn led in the celebration of the 
Sacrament v\rith devout solemnity. 

Conference Recessed: Bishop Blackburn called for a five -minute recess 
to prepare for the remainder of the afternoon business session. 

Conference Reconvened: Bishop Blackburn called for the Conference to 
again be in session and for the singing of Hymn 150, "A Charge to Keep I 
Have." Follov^fing the singing of the hymn. Bishop Blackburn expressed 
appreciation to Mrs. Ed Tyndall of the Haymount United Methodist Chur- 
ch for the assistance in the preparation for the Sacrament of Holy Com- 
munion, for the past several years. 

Rules of the Conference: Bishop Blackburn presented the Conference 
Secretary, James Coile, who moved the adoption of the Rules of the Con- 
ference as contained on pges 5 -9 of the 1977 Journal. Two exceptions were 
given: permission to Dr. Fred Brooks to present an amendment to the rules 
to be considered on Thursday morning, and the consideration of the 
report of the Committee to study the procedures for Making Nominations 
for Episcopal Election on Thursday morning. The rules were approved. 

Official Roll: Coile moved that the registration cards signed at the 
registration tables by both lay and clerical members of the Conference be 
designated and declared the official roll of the Conference. It was ap- 
proved. 

Bar of the Conference : Secretary Coile moved that the main floor and 
stage of Reeves Auditorium be the bar of the Conference. It was approved. 

Official Program: Coile moved that the program contained in THE 
CONFERENCE PROGRAM AND RECOMMENDATIONS 1978 and the 
brochure enclosed in the delegates' packets, as amended by the presiding 
Bishop, be designated and declared the official program of the Con- 
ference. It was adopted. 

Property of the Conference: Coile moved that the material printed in 
THE CONFERENCE PROGRAM AND RECOMMENDATIONS 1978 
and published in the SADDLE BAG be declared presented to the Con- 
ference when distributed to the delegates to satisfy the requirement of Sec- 
tion VI, paragraph e, of the Conference Rules. It was approved. 

Privilege of the Floor. Secretary Coile moved that all those persons ap- 
pearing on the progpram of the Conference be granted the privilege of the 
floor. He explained that some of those on the program are not members of 
the Conference. This would enable them to speak without a specific 
motion for each individual. It was adopted. 

Nominations: The Secretary of the Cabinet, the Rev. James H. Miller, 
Jr., stated that nominations were listed on pages 4 and 5 of THE CON- 
FERENCE PROGRAM AND RECOMMENDATIONS 1978. There are 
two changes: the names of Christian White and R.L. Wallace are to be 
added to the Committee on Investigation under Reserves. They were ap- 
proved. 

Special Presentation: Bishop Blackburn introduced Mr. John Procter, 
President and Publisher from The United Methodist Publishing House, 



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who brought greetings to the Conference. Mr. Procter stated that it was 
the first time that the president of the Publishing House had visited the 
North Carohna Conference during a session of the Annual Conference and 
he wished to correct that long overdue mistake. He brought special com- 
mendations for the segpments of the Publishing House within the bounds of 
the Conference and recognized Mr. Bruce Hargrove of the Conference. 
Mr. Procter observed that the Publishing House was the oldest United 
Methodist agency and observed a mutuality of appreciation: the 
Publishing House for the constituent Conferences and the constituent Con- 
ferences for the work done by the Publishing House. He expressed a 
specific concern that the Publishing House continue to move toward 
growth and utilization of the literature and an improvement in the at- 
tendance at United Methodist Church Schools throughout this conference 
and the nation at large. He invited all those traveling through Nashville to 
visit the Publishing House headquarters. 

Bishop Blackburn expressed appreciation to Mr. Procter for his remarks 
and they were received by the Conference with applause and appreciation. 

Passing of the Character of the Ministers: Bishop Blackburn called the 
names of the District Superintendents to ask if there was anything against 
them and the ministers of the districts and then the Conference was asked 
if there was anything against the District Superintendents. As the names 
were called the characters were passed, both of the ministers and the 
District Superintendents. There was one instance of investigation lodged 
by the District Superintendent of the Wilmington District. Question 18 was 
considered by Bishop Blackburn to be satisfactorily answered. 

Announcement of Appointments: Bishop Blackburn announced the ap- 
pointment of Rev. James H. Miller, Jr., to the position of Director of the 
Council on Ministries; the Rev. Barney L. Davidson as Superintendent of 
the Burlington District; the Rev. Charles H. Mercer as Superintendent of 
the Durham Distict; the Rev. Paul Carruth as Superintendent of the 
Fayetteville District; and the Rev. Reginald Ponder as Superintendent of 
the New Bern District. 

Report of the Division of Ministry: Bishop Blackburn recognized the 
dedicated work done by this Division and the arduous hours put in over the 
years, and called upon Herman S. Winberry for the report. Winberry 
recognized the Rev. Robert Drew to present the report of the Division of 
Ordained Ministry. Drew called Question 23, "Who are elected Associate 
Members?" (For names, see CONDENSED MINUTES.) He then called 
Question 24, "Who are elected as Probationary Members?" (See CON- 
DENSED MINUTES for names.) Drew then called Question 25, "Who are 
continued as Probationary Members and what progress has been made in 
their ministerial studies?" (See CONDENSED MINUTES.) This con- 
cluded A, B and C. All of those under Question 23, 24 and 25 were moved 
for acceptance or continuation. The vote was taken and it was 
unanimously in favor. 

Question 26 was called, "Who have been admitted from other Christian 
denominations?" and the men were approved. (For names see CON- 
DENSED MINUTES.) Question 27, "Who are elected as ministerial mem- 
bers in Full Connection?" was called. (See CONDENSED MINUTES.) 



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Drew announced the completion of the report and Bishop Blackburn 
moved the approval of the entire report. It v^as seconded and the Con- 
ference approved it unanimously. Bishop Blacknburn called for the mem- 
bers of the Division of the Ministry to stand and expressed appreciation for 
their hard v^ork. They were accorded a round of applause. 

Recognition of Ministerial Members Elected to Full Connection: Bishop 
Blackburn called these persons forward and asked them the historic 
questions. The candidates answered the questions as required with great 
sincerity of purpose. Bishop Blackburn offered prayer following the 
solemn ceremony and all candidates received parchments with the historic 
questions to remind them of the vows they had taken as they were received 
into Full Connection. 

Continuing the Report of the Division of Ministry: Winberry called on 
Don Phillips to present the section on the Local Pastor. Question 21, "Who 
are approved and appointed as (a) Full-time Local Pastors; (b) 
Part-time Local Pastors; (c) Student Local Pastors?" was called and the 
candidates were approved. (For names see CONDENSED MINUTES.) 

Questrion 33 was called, "Who have been elected and ordained 
Deacons?" Names were read and corrections were made. The candidates 
were approved. (See CONDENSED MINUTES.) 

Continuing the Report of the Diidsion of Ministry: Winberry called 
Question 37 "Who have been received by transfer?" (See CONDENSED 
MINUTES for names.) 

Question 39, "Who have been granted honorable location?" The names 
were read and approved. (See CONDENSED MINUTES.) 

Question 40 was read, "Who have had their conference membership ter- 
minated?" (See CONDENSED MINUTES.) 

Question 42, "Who are the ministers on leave of absence and for what 
number of years consecutively has each held his relation?" was called. 
Names were read and approved. (See CONDENSED MINUTES.) 

Question 43, "Who are granted Sabbatical Leave?" was called. The 
name was read and approved. (See CONDENSED MINUTES.) 

Question 37 was called, "Who have been transferred out?" Names were 
read. (See CONDENSED MINUTES.) 

Question 38, "Who are discontinued as Probationary Members?" was 
called. The names were read and approved. (See CONDENSED 
MINUTES.) The report was approved. 

Winberry announced that this concluded the report of the Division of 
Ministry for the present. Other items will be brought before the Con- 
ference at a later time. 

Report of the Division of Diaconal Ministry: Mrs. Martha Garrick 
brought the report which is outlined on page 48 of THE CONFERENCE 
PROGRAM AND RECOMMENDATIONS 1978. She emphasized the 
very special nature of the Division of Diaconal Ministries and its respon- 
sibility to seek the certification of those who committed their lives to full 
time work within the framework of the Church. She read the various 
categories of Diaconal Ministers as listed in the report, recognized those 
transferring in, and made certain changes in the report. Certificates were 
presented as appropriate and the Conference gave a round of applause. 



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The report was placed before the Conference for adoption and was adop- 
ted unanimously. Those to be consecrated were approved separately by the 
Conference. (See CONDENSED MINUTES.) Bishop Blackburn ex- 
pressed appreciation for the report and for the work of Mrs. Garrick in this 
area. 

Composite Report of the District Superintendents : Bishop blackburn 
recognized the Host Distict Superintendent, the Rev. J. Paul Edwards, to 
present the report. Mr. Edwards' report was received with appreciation. 
The complete text appears in SECTION V of THE JOURNAL. 

Report of the Conference Lay Leader: Bishop Blackburn requested that 
Dr. Richard W. Pearce, Conference Lay Leader, come to the podium to 
present the report. A number of specific goals were set before the laity, and 
district and church lay leaders were urged to give support to these goals. 
The text of Dr. Pearce's remarks to the Conference appear in SECTION V 
of THE JOURNAL. Dr. Pearce read the list of district Lay Leaders and 
the floor was opened for nominations. There being no fruther 
nominations, the slate as presented was moved, seconded and adopted. 

Report of the President of The United Methodist Youth: Bishop Black- 
burn presented Mark McMillian, president, to bring the report. 

Report of United Methodist Women: Bishop Blackburn introduced 
Mrs. Ruth Cade, president, who brought the report. Mrs. Cade wanted 
everyone present to have a copy and had copies distributed to the entire 
Conference. (See text in SECTION V.) 

Recognition: Bishop Blackburn introduced Mrs. Jean Dorsett, who is 
the representative from this Conference on the national board of The 
Women's Division. 

Report of United Methodist Men: Mr. Grier Garrick was presented by 
Bishop Blackburn to give the report of the Conference president of United 
Methodist Men. (Text of the report will be found in SECTION V. ) 

Report of the Conference Satistician: The Conference Statistician, the 
Rev. D.D. Traynham, presented the statistical exhibits displayed on pages 
76 and 77 of THE CONFERENCE PROGRAM AND RECOM- 
MENDATIONS 1978. Traynham reminded the Conference that his work 
consisted simply of a compilation of statistics which demonstrated some of 
the efforts of the churches throughout the Conference. He emphasized 
that, "They make my report for me." The year 1977 was compared and 
contrasted with 1976. Bishop Blackburn thanked Traynham for his work 
and the report was accepted by the Conference with appreciation. 

Announcements: Conference Secretary Coile made announcements 
necessary before the evening session. 

Personal Privilege: Bishop Blackburn introduced Bishop Kenneth 
Shamblin, who had just arrived, and announced that he would be the 
preacher for the evening. 

Benediction: The afternoon session was adjourned by Bishop Blackburn 
with appropriate benediction requesting God's peace. 



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FIRST DAY, EVENING SESSION 
Monday, Junes, 1978 

The Most Sacred Service for the Ordination of Elders: Organist for the 
evening, Mr. William E. Hilderbrandt, Organist -Choirmaster, First 
United Methodist Church, Henderson, N. C, played as preludes, "Come, 
Holy Spirit, God and Lord" and "We Pray Now to the Holy Spirit," both 
by D. Buxtehude. After the singing of the processional hymn, A Mighty 
Fortress is Our God," and the Invocation by Bishop Robert M. Blackburn. 
Mr. Dale Caldwell, Organist -Choirmaster, Front Street United Methodist 
Church, Burlington, directed the North Carolina Conference Ministers' 
Chorus in singing the anthem, "Soldiers of Christ, Arise" by Richard War- 
ner. 

Bishop Blackburn presided over the services of ordination. He in- 
troduced the speaker of the evening. Bishop J. Kenneth Shamblin, 
Resident Bishop of the Louisiana Area. Bishop Shamblin preached on the 
topic, to the ordinands and the Conference on the need for those involved 
in ministry to feed the multitudes within the bounds of one's ability and 
commitment. He emphasized God's ability to take our abilities and do 
mighty works with it. 

The Rev. Herman S. Winberry and the Rev. Robert Drew presented to 
the Bishop the names of the Elders to be ordained, calling Question 33. 
(See CONDENSED MINUTES.) The Elders were duly ordained. 

The recessional hymn. Number 342, "Go, Make of All Disciples," by 
Henry Smart was sung by the congregation assembled, folio wing which the 
evening worship service was adjourned with the pronouncement of the 
benediction by Bishop Blackburn. 

For a postlude the organist of the evening played "Good Christian Men 
Rejoice and Sing," by Willan. 

SECOND DAY, MORNING SESSION 
Tuesday, June 6, 1978 

Holy Communion: The Sacrament of Holy Commimion was celebrated 
in Hensdale Chapel at 8:00 a.m. under the direction of the Division of 
Worship. 

Conference Convened : Following the 8:55 playing of the prelude, "Fan- 
fare" by Ronald Amatt, with org<mist of the morning, Mr. Dale Caldwell, 
Organist/Choirmaster, Front Street United Methodist Church, 
Burlington, Bishop Blackburn called the Conference to order and 
pronounced the session open for business at 9:00 a.m. The bishop called 
for the singing of Hymn 271, "Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah." Bishop 
Blackburn called upon the Rev. Junius Neese to lead in the morning 
prayer. 

Report of the Committee on Minutes: The Rev. Robert L. Bame, chair- 
man, brought the report and announced that the Minutes for the Monday 
sessions had been read and were approved. The report was accepted by the 
Conference. 

Announcements: Conference Secretary Coile made necessary an- 
nouncements for the Order of the Day. Various resolutions were 

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distributed to the Ck)nference to be considered after the next 24 hours as 
required by the Rules of the Ck)nference. No comment was made on them 
at the time of distribution. 

Recognition: Bishop Blackburn recognized the Dr. Howard Wilkinson, 
president of Greensboro College, who was in the morning congregation 
and was introduced to the Conference prior to his presentation of the 
report of the Commission on Higher Education tommorrow. 

Cokesbury Report: Miss Sue Henry, Manager of the Cokesbury 
Bookstore in Raleigh, brought greetings to follow up those of Mr. Proctor 
yesterday. She commented on the new satellite bookstore at Duke and 
noted that the Duke satellite and the Raleigh store rated number three 
among the 31 Cokesbury Stores in the nation. Cokesbury experienced a 
50% increase in sales over the preceding year. Miss Henry presented a 
check for $8,865.77, representing the share of the profit proceeds from the 
United Methodist Publishing House to be contributed to the Pension Fund 
of the North Carolina Annual Conference. Bishop Blackburn expressed 
thanks and commended the Conference to a close examination of the 
Cokesbury display and the books that are available. He particularly made 
reference to the biography of Bishop Paul Neff Garber which is available 
at the Codesbury Store this year. 

Report from the General Council on Ministries: The Rev. Dr. N.W. 
Grant brought the report of the General Council. The text of the report is 
printed in SECTION V of THE JOURNAL. Grant gave special attention 
to the Convocation on Missional Priorities, September 29, 1978, at 
Highlands United Methodist Church, Raleigh, and then yielded to Bishop 
Blackburn who gave a special call to the Conference members to place the 
item on their calendars at this time. 

Recognition: Bishop Backbum introduced Mrs. Doris Gidney represen- 
tative from the Board of Global Ministries. 

Report of the Conference Council on Ministries: Bishop Blackburn 
presented the Director of the Conference Council on Ministries. Dr. 
Charles H. Mercer, Dr. Mercer has served in this position for 5 years. 
Bishop Blackburn expressed his appreciation for his work which will be 
assumed by the Rev. James H. Miller, Jr., in the coming year as Mercer 
becomes the Durham District Superintendent. Mercer asked the members 
of the Staff of the Conference Council on Ministries to come to the stage 
and be presented. Mercer recognized Mrs. Mary Louise Stansbury who was 
present at the Conference as a delegate and who, also, is one of the 
secretaries at the Methodist Building. He gave further tribute to all of the 
secretarial staff for the work that they have accomplished. 

After expressing words concerning his appreciation for the tyhpe of work 
that he had been doing and was to do, Mercer presented the Supplemental 
Recommendations of the Conference Council on Ministries on pages 20-21 
of THE CONFERENCE PROGRAM AND RECOMMENDATIONS 
1978. Mercer placed these before the Conference with the exception of 
Recommendation III, A, 2, under which the words "in June" were to be 
deleted. 

Dr. Joseph B. Bethea moved to amend the wording of III, a, 2 to read 
"...that a Conference -wide Consultation on the Ethnic Minority Local 

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Church shall be held to consider the ministerial needs..." This was ac- 
cepted. 

The Supplemental Recommendations for 1978 were approved by the 
Conference. 

Mercer then presented the 1979 Recommendations on pages 21-25 in 
THE CONFERENCE PROGRAM AND RECOMENDATIONS 1978, 
and all were placed before the Conference. The recommendations were 
approved by the Conference unanimously. 

Mercer moved to that section of the report dealing with recom- 
mendations to the District Council on Ministries. The section was presen- 
ted and Items on page 25, II, A, 1-4 were placed before the Conference. 
They were passed unanimously. Section B, Item 1-20, were presented to 
the Conference. They were adopted imanimously. 

Next, Mercer presented III. Recommendations to the Conference 
Council on Ministries, beginning on page 27, beginning with A, 1-9. 
This section was moved, seconded and adopted without dissent. Section 
B, on page 28, Recommendations Which Shall Be Considered, were 
next presented by Council Director Mercer, including Items 1-30, and 
continuing through page 31. Mercer emphasized the flexibility of this 
section as being items which, for the most part, have been done in the 
past, but which might be done, depending upon the actual request for the 
implementation of these items. The section was moved and approved by 
the entire Conference without dissent. 

Mercer expressed his appreciation to the Conference for having done 
their homework and having been knowledgeable of the various recommen- 
dations and gave his appreciation for the dispatch with which these very 
important matters were assimilated and accepted as a part of the total 
Christian ministry as guided by the Conference Council on Ministries 
would be accepted and implemented throughout the local church. 

Mercer alluded to the redefinition of the Job Description of a number of 
the staff members. Simeon Cummings will be leaving the staff at his own 
request. Information concerning this will be distributed in the next month- 
ly Coordinated Mailing. 

Bishop Blackburn called upon Mercer to again present the staff of the 
Conference Council on Ministries and asked for a round of applause for 
the good work done by all of them. The Conference responded with warm- 
th and appreciation. 

Report of the Division of Evangelism : Rev. Jack L. Himter brought the 
report for the Division. For the complete text see SECTION V of THE 
JOURNAL. Hunter also expressed appreciation for the coming of the Mass 
Evangelism Rally to be held this fall and acknowledged the hard work of 
Walter Feltman, the vice chairman, and Simeon Ctunmings. They stood 
and were greeted with the applause by the Conference. The Division of 
Evangelism gave approval to the continuation of Tommy and Bobby 
Tyson as approved Evangelists of the Conference and asked that the name 
of John Hobbs be added to that list. The report was placed before the Con- 
ference for adoption and was approved by the Conference. Bishop Black- 
bum expressed concern for the more than 200 churches of the Conference 
which received no new members on Profession of Faith during the past 
year. 

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Report of the Division of Education : The report for the Division was 
brought by the Rev. F. Belton Joyner. (See SECTION V of THE JOUR- 
NAL for text of the report.) Joyner 's report was well received and he was 
complimented by the Bishop. The report was moved for adoption along 
with the Policy Recommendations under Section D on page 32 of THE 
CONFERENCE PROGRAM AND RECOMMENDATIONS 1978. The 
Conference adopted the report and the Policy Recommendations. 

Call for Hymn : Bishop Blackburn called on the Conference to sing 
Hymn No. 224, "Blessed Assurance, Jesus is Mine." The Conference stood 
and joined in a joyous singing of this great hyn-.n of purposeful evangelism. 

Report of the Division of Worship. The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Pulbnan 
brought the report, the text of which will be found in SECTION V 
of THE JOURNAL. Pullman emphasized in a separate paper the im- 
portance of the principal weekly service of worship which gathered 
together more persons than any other single activity of the church. He 
stated that the great diversity of opportunity that came within the confines 
of this service was also the greatest opportimity for creativity and the 
promulgation of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Pullman viewed with alarm the 
slow decline in average attendance over the last several years at this prin- 
cipal service of worship, and he called on the Conference to offer 
suggestions as to how the attendance in each church each week could be 
imporved. Pullman commended the use of the Lectionary in the 
preparation of sermons. The report was received as information and did 
not require a vote. 

Report of the Dixnsion of Lay Life and Work. Donald C. Craft of 
Ahoskie brought the report, the text of which will be found in SECTION V 
of THE JOURNAL. Craft spoke of the importance of the change of 
emphasis within the Division and the need for all of the laity to serve in a 
fuller way the cause of Christ. He then presented Item G on page 34 of 
THE CONFERENCE PROGRAM AND RECOMMENDATIONS 1987. 
He added a second article: "We recommend that Bishop Blackburn 
consider setting the time of the Annual Conference session so that it would 
begin on Thursday and close on Sunday" and made this a motion. Bishop 
Blackburn pointed to the fact that the dates for Annual Conference were 
set by the Bishop and the Cabinet and so this item could be accepted as a 
recommendation only and not as a requirement. The Bishop invited Craft 
to speak to the rationale behind the motion of the Division. His rationale 
emphasized that employment restrictions kept many lay persons from at- 
tending Annual Confeence and that by placing the Annual Conference 
over a weekend period more lay persons could attend. Mr. Steve Hickle 
from the Vanceboro Circuit spoke in favor of the recommendaon, in- 
dicating that it would have a further positive effect in regard to the moving 
day for pastors. Barbars Whiteside of Divine Street Church, Dunn, a 
Youth Delegate, spoke in favor of the recommendation, indicating that it 
would make it easier for youth to attend Conference because of the timing 
of school, examinations, graduation, etc. 

Point of Clarification: Point of Clarification was raised by Rev. Stanley 
Smith, Jr. Smith questioned the fact that, if Conference went through Sun- 
day, that all pulpits on Sunday would be vacant because of pastors' being 

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in attendance at Conference, and wondered how the pulpits would be 
filled and yet have the laity in attendance as requested. Bishop Blackburn 
ruled that an amendment to the recommendation would be in order. 
Smith moved "that the Conference will begin on Wednesday and conclude 
on Saturday afternoon at 5:00 p.m.." It was seconded and failed. Bishop 
Blackburn stated that we were back on the Craft recommendation and em- 
phasized that the Conference was not setting the dates of Annual Con- 
ference, simply making a recommendation. The recommendation carried. 
Mr. Craft then presented Richard B. Bryant to the Conference and in- 
troduced him as the recipient of the Lay Person of the Year Award. The 
Conference accorded Mr. Bryant, one of the youngest members of the Con- 
ference ever to receive this award, a standing round of applause in respon- 
se to the warm words of the citation spoken by Mr. Craft. Mr. Craft in- 
dicated that this concluded the Report of the Division of Lay Life and 
Work. The entire report was adopted by the Conference. 

Point of Personal Privilege: The Bishop called on Rev. Paul Edwards to 
present a matter that he had requested. Edwards presented Bishop Black- 
bum's daughter, Frances Blackburn, who was at Conference serving as an 
official delegate from the Raleigh District. Dr. Richard Pearce escorted 
her to the platform. She spoke words of appreciation. Bishop Blackburn 
also expressed appreciation. 

Special Introduction: Bishop Blackburn gave attention to the presence 
of Dr. Robert Cushman, long-time member of the Conference and a 
distinguished professor and former Dean of the Divinity School of Duke 
University and oft-time member of General Conferenc. 

Committee on Communications: The report of the Committee on Com- 
munications was brought by the Rev. Dr. Reginald W. Ponder. For com- 
plete text see SECTION V of THE JOURNAL. Ponder stressed the im- 
portance of the work being done by the Rev. Al Simonton, Editor of the 
NORTH CAROLINA CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE, the North Carolina 
Conference edition, and the increase in subscriptions and readership. Pon- 
der also challenged the churches of the Conference and the institutions of 
the Conference to become members and regular users of the Media Center. 
He noted that the average usage of the Media Center had increased to 84 
items per week this year. Ponder introduced Mrs. Barbara Wilkinson, 
Coordinator of Communications for the Conference, who gave a brief 
report concerning her work and contacts with the media. Wilkinson's 
report was gratefully received. 

Bishop Blackburn presented the Rev. Al Simonton, Editor of the NOR- 
THE CAROLINA CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE, who reported the growth in 
the subscriptions to THE ADVOCATE. He stated that the North Carolina 
Conference had out-distanced the Western North Carolina Conference 
in obtaining new subscriptions. He commented on the report on page 74. 
The report of the Committee on Communications was moved, seconded 
and adopted by the Conference. 

World Communion Pilot Project: Rev. Vernon Tyson brought the 
report on the project and indicated the tremendous increase in the giving 
on World Wide Communion Sunday. Bishop Blackburn expressed ap- 



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preciation for the work that had been done in lifting up this offering and 
stated that its purpose could not be over -emphasized. He encouraged 
every congregation to keep this as a priority item and to do even better next 
year. The report was received as information. 

Recognition of Chaplains : Colonel James P. Richards was presented by 
Bishop Blackburn to give the Report of the Chaplaincy and to present the 
chaplains of our Conference. Rickards called upon the Chaplains to come 
forward and be recognized. Rickards spoke with appreciation for the work 
of Bishop Blackburn on behalf of the episcopacy working v^ithin and 
through the Chaplain's Program. Col. Rickards' report was received with 
appreciation and Bishop Blackburn invited each chaplain within the 
bounds of the Conference to introduce himself and make appropriate 
remarks. He asked that the recognition begin with Rev. Wes Aitken, 
Chaplain and Director of Chaplaincy Service at Duke University Medical 
Center. The report and actual attendance of each of these active men from 
many areas was gratefully acknowledged by the Conference. 

Call for Hymn: Bishop Blackburn called for the singing of Hymn No. 
30, "Praise to the Living God." He encouraged the Conference to consider 
this as the beginning of the sacred worship hour at which time we would be 
privileged to hear Dr. Cecil Myers of Peachtree Road United Methodist 
Church, Atlanta, who would bring the Conference sermon. 
Announcements : Conference Secretary James Coile brought special an- 
nouncements. 

Call for Hymn: Bishop Blackburn requested the Conference to remain 
seated and be in a prayerful mood as the hymn, "Dear Master, In Whose 
Life I See." be sung. Bishop Blackburn presented Dr. Myers to the Con- 
ference and introduced him with personal affection and appreciation. 
Mrs. Myers was also recognized as Dr. Myers prepared to present the first 
of three sermons as Conference preacher. Dr. Myers' first message was en- 
titled, "Wanted: Revolution." He preached to the Conference fully asem- 
bled. 

Benediction: Bishop Blackburn pronounced the benediction and the 
morning session of Annual Conference ended with the playing of the 
postlude, "Prelude in C Major," by Edward Bairstow. 



SECOND DAY, AFTERNOON SESSION 
Tuesday, June 6, 1978 

Following the playing of the prelude, "Prelude and Air" by Samuel 
Wesley and "Festal Song" by Seth Bingham, by the organist for the af- 
ternoon, Roger F. Searles, Diaconal Minister, Director of Music/ Organist, 
St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Goldsboro; Bishop Blackburn called 
the Afternoon Session of the North Carolina Annual Conference to order 
and prepared for the service of recognition of Ministers who are retiring. 
The congregation sang Hymn No. 138, "Spirit of God, Descend Upon My 
Heart." 

The prayer for the afternoon was led by the Rev. Vassar Jones of the 
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Recognition of Rev. Mel Harbin: Rev. Mel Harbin brought the report 
of the Southeastern Jurisdictional Council on Ministries and also that of 
the Lzike Junaluska Assembly. Copies of the Jurisdiction newsletter were 
distributed to the Conference. Harbin expressed appreciation for the sup- 
port given to the Lake Junaluska Assembly. He announced that this sum- 
mer was the 65 th season of the Assembly. Harbin and Bishop Blackburn 
had an interchange of mutual concern and appreciation for the work of 
Lake Junaluska and the recognition that it was necessary to stimulate at- 
tendance at Lake Junaluska and continued participation in the raising of 
funds necessary to complete the new Terrace Hotel. This concluded Dr. 
Harbin's report. It was approved by the Conference as information. 

Recognition: Bishop Blackburn recognized the parents of Richard B. 
Bryant who received the Lay Person of the Year Award. They stood and 
were recognized and received a round of applause. 

Bishop Blackburn also recognized Brother John Russell for his long and 
faithful attendance at Annual Conference, being here as a delegate in his 
90thyear of age. 

Recognition of Ministers Who Are Retiring: Bishop Blackburn asked 
the ministers who are retiring and their wives to come to the platform for a 
very important service. While this was occuring, the Conference was led in 
the singing of Hymn No. 223, "When We Walk With The Lord." Bishop 
Blackburn asked the Rev. Kermit Wheeler, Secretary of the Board of Pen- 
sions, to call the names of the retiring ministers in answer to Question 45, 
"What members in Full Connection have been retired?" After each 
minister responded, the Bishop presented a certificate to the retired 
minister and gave each retiring minister a chance to make a statement. 
Then, Mrs. Paul Edwards, wife of the host District Superintendent, pinned 
an orchid on each of the wives of the retiring ministers. Each retiree 
responded in his own unique, effective and unusual manner to make the 
service a happy one, a time of sharing and yet a time of great meaning for 
the Conference as the ministers testified in their own way to their ex- 
periences, joys, successes and failures in serving the Lord Jesus Christ over 
the years as they now passed the torch on to those yet in active service. (For 
list of ministers retiring this year see CONDENSED MINUTES.) 

At the conclusion of the order for the recognition of retiring ministers 
Bishop Blackburn called on the Conference assembled to join with the 
retiring ministers and their wives in singing, without benefit of ac- 
companiment, "Blest Be the Tie That Binds." So they departed the stage 
and took their seats, joining once again with that g^eat company assem- 
bled, all in the service of the same Lord, Jesus Christ. 

Report from the Duke Divinity School: Bishop Blackburn presented Dr. 
John Bergland, representative of the Dean and faculty of the Duke Divinity 
School to bring the report of that institution of education for ministers. 
Bergland expressed gratitude for gifts through the Ministerial Education 
Fund and expressed appreciation on behalf of all of the seminaries. He ex- 
pressed a concern for the future and the continuing rise in the cost of 
higher education. Yet, he saw the essential need for the support from the 
private sector so that the church could continue to have trained leadership 
for the churches of today and tomorrow. Dr. Bergland's remarks on 

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seminary education were received with great enthusiasm on behalf of the 
Conference. 

Report of Conference Nominating Committee: The Rev. James H. 
Miller, Jr., brought the report. Mimeographed sheets with names of the 
nominees were distributred and studied by the Conference. The nomina- 
tions were moved, seconded and adopted with no further nominations. 
For current list of nominations see SECTION II of THE JOURNAL. 

Continuation of the Report of the Conference Council on Ministries: 
The Division of Missions: The Rev. Paul G. Bunn reported for the Division 
of Missions. Bunn introduced Rev. Clyde Dunn, who presented slides in- 
dicating the Second Mile Giving through the Advance. The program 
enlightened the Conference as to the needs served through the Advance 
and Dunn expressed a genuine enthusiasm for promoting the Advance 
within the local church. Following Dunn's report, Bunn recognized the 
section of Church and Community whose report was brought by the Rev. 
Tom Faggart. The report was received with appreciation and Faggart in- 
troduced Tom White to discuss the area of Urban Ministries. White was 
followed by the Rev. Clay Smith who spoke on the missional needs of chur- 
ches with small memberships. Next the Rev. Charles M. Smith spoke on 
the evangelistic outreach in the Ethnic Minority Church and the seeking 
out of places where new churches, including Ethnic Minority Churches, 
can be placed within the bounds of the Conference. He also spoke of the 
Phase II promotion of the Ten Dollar Club and commended the churches 
and individuals who had participated in this. He expressed particular ap- 
preciation to the Rev. Franklin Grill for his work in promoting the increase 
in membership of the Ten Dollar Club. Smith was followed by the presen- 
tation of the Rev. Albert F. Fisher who spoke on the ways the North 
Carolina annual Conference had sought to fulfill the mandate of the 
Quadrennial emphasis to strengthen the life and quality of the Ethnic 
Minority Church within the Conference. Help has been proficed eight 
minority churches to help them upgrade their parsonage facilities and 
other necesssities which will attract continuing good leadership within the 
Ethnic Minority Church. Fisher spoke to the needs that had already been 
accomplished and how others would be provided. Fisher moved that the 
decuments concerning this be made a permanent part of the Conference 
records. It was seconded and adopted without discussion. 

Rev. Paul Bunn returned to the podium to conclude the presentation of 
the report. Fisher's action concerned Addendum I. Bunn now spoke to Ad- 
dendum II and Addendum III concerning the Ethnic Minority Local Chur- 
ch including the priorities. All of these are additions to H, 1-5, on pages 
34-35 of THE CONFERENCE PROGRAM AND RECOM 
MENDATIONS 1978. 

Question: Mrs. Catharine Vick questioned whether the third addendum 
would affect the appropriation requested under the Program for Con- 
ference Advance Specials already listed under Section 3, F. Bunn answered 
"No." 

Bishop Blackburn stated that the entire report was now before us and it 
was adopted without dissent. 



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Resolution of Personal Privilege: The Rev. Paul Bunn read a significant 
resolution honoring the Rev. Simeon Cummings for his tireless efforts over 
the last five years. This was adopted by the Conference unanimously. (For 
text see Resolutions under SECTION V of THE JOURNAL. 

This concluded the report of the Division of Missions. 

Church of the Year Awards: The Bishop called upon the Rev. Tommy 
Faggart to present the Church of the Year Awards. Faggart spoke on the 
keenness of the competition. The first church honored was the Four Oaks 
United Methodist Church with the Rev. J. B. Helms pastor. He was 
recognized in the category of churches of under 300 members. Helms and 
the Lay Leader of the church came forward to receive the award. 
Ocracoke and Pinetops United Methodist Churches were in that same 
category and they also deserve recognition. 

The second church receiving an award was the Nashville United 
Methodist Church in the category of churches with 300-1000 members. 
The Rev. J. Donald Phillips, pastor, and representatives of the laity from 
his church received the award and a standing ovation from the Confrence 
as, indeed did all of those who had actively participated in the competition 
for this award. 

The final award, for the church with 1,000 members or more, went to 
First United Methodist Church of Roanoke Rapids, Dr. Thomas A. 
Collins, pastor. Dr. Collins and members of the church came forward to 
receive the plaque honoring the church and signifying the award for their 
efforts. 

The Division of Health and Welfare Ministries: Bishop Blackburn in- 
troduced the Rev. Ernest R. Porter, chairman of the Division, to present 
the report. Porter intorduced the Rev. Carson Wiggins to bring the poHcy 
statements found on pages 32-33 of THE CONFERENCE PROGRAM 
AND RECOMMENDATIONS 1978. Section E, Items 1-8, were placed 
before the Conference for adoption. Mrs. R. B. Guthrie of Lumberton of- 
fered the following amendment to Item 1: "...that we publicize and 
promote the church's ministry to children through the Methodist Home for 
children with special emphasis during the Thanksgiving season..." It was 
accepted and the PoUcy Recommendations for the Division of Health and 
Welfare were adopted. Porter took the podium and called attention to the 
Interim Report of the Child Care Study Commission, indicating that this 
was not simply a report regardingthe Home for Children, but was a study 
involving child care throughout the Conference. Porter requested that the 
Conference allow another year until June, 1979- to complete the special 
report of the Child Care Study Commission. It was accepted. Porter presen- 
ted Dr. T. Marvin Vick, Jr. , Administrator of the Home for Children, and 
Vick described the process the Home had been going through towards 
achieving certification under the Methodist Certification Council. Vick 
presented Mrs. Earl Peterson, chairman of the Board of Trustees, to make 
the report. Mrs. Peterson called attention to the Annual Report that had 
been handed to each member of the Conference, urged them to read it and 
reminded each Confrence member that this is a home that is owned by the 
entire Conference. In addition expressed appreciation for the gifts of the 
Conference through the Single Figure Asking and also for the many in- 

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dividual gifts. She also expressed a concern for the ministry and work of 
Vick as Administrator of the Home. The report did not require adoption 
and it was accepted gratefully by the Conference as information. 

Porter next introduced Mr. W. Don Penley, the new Executive Director 
of The Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc. Mr. Penley made the report for 
The Retirement Homes. Mr. Penley made an earnest and devout and 
positive presentation on behalf of The Retirement Home, the text of which 
is published in SECTION V of THE JOURNAL. 

Porter introduced the Rev. Vassar W. Jones to present the cause of 
SEMAR (Southeastern Methodist Agency for the Retarded.) Jones took 
the podium and noted that for seven years he had attempted to represent 
this area, representing people who cannot speak for themselves but must 
have someone speak for them . Jones gave a full report, the text of which will 
be found in SECTION V of THE JOURNAL. 

The Rev. Bob Wallace concluded the report of the Division of Health 
and Welfare Ministries by presenting the cause of the Golden Cross Fund 
administerd by that Divsion. The text of Wallace's report will be found in 
SECTION V of THE JOURNAL. 

The entire report on Health and Welfare Ministries was accepted with 
appreciation and adopted as required. 

Call for Hymn: Bishop Blackburn requested that the Conference stand 
and sing Hymn 170, "O Master, Let Me Walk With Thee." 

Request for Suspension of the Rules: The Rev. Jack Crum made the 
following motion: "I move that, because of the N.C. General Assembly's 
current considerations today and tomorrow, we suspend the Rvdes so as to 
receive favorably the resolution from City Road's Administrative Board 
and make it a resolution of this Conference by changing a few words in 
the closing paragraph." The Rules were suspended. 

Crum moved that the last paragraph of the resolution be changed to 
read as follows: "Therefore, we of the North Carolina Annual Conference 
of the United Methodist Church call upon the N.C. Legislature to defeat 
any bill permiting the sale of liquor- by- the- drink in any community of 
North Carolina." This was accepted. 

The Resolution from the Administrative Board of City Road United 
Methodist Church, Elizabeth City, Charles Koch, Chairman, and Jack 
Crum, Pastor, as amended by the Conference is as follows : 
"Whereas, it appears that a bill may be seriously considered by the North 
Carolina General Assembly which would liberalize the sale of whiskey in 
North Carolina and add by-the -drink sales to brown-bagging and the 
ABC system of distribution and thereby greatly increase the number of 
outlets for whiskey in our state ; and 

Whereas, the voters in a state-wide referendum in 1973 defeated a 

proposal by a two and one-half to one margin which would have 

changed the method of distribution to allow private bartenders and 

waitresses to promote the use of whiskey; and 

Whereas, any local option bill would inevitably make it profitable for 

local establishments to promote the sale of whiskey ; and 

Whereas, authorities on the use of drugs list alcohol as the greatest 

problem drug in American society ; and 

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Whereas, The United Methodist Church has a long tradition of 

opposition to the use of this deadly drug; 

Therefore, we of the North Carolina Annual Conference of The United 

Methodist Church call upon the North Carolina Legislature to defeat 

any bill permitting the sale of liquor-by-the-dring in any community of 

North Carolina." 

The Rev. George C. Smith offered the following recommendation: 
"...that the vote of the Annual Conference on the liquor -by -the -drink 
resolution be sent to the Governor and the General Assembly and also be 
released for publication as of this date." This was accepted by Crum as a 
part of the entire document. The resolution, as presented and as amended, 
opposing bills concerning liquor-by-the-drink before the State Legislature 
at the present time, was adopted by the entire Conference without dissent 
and with applause. 

Committee on Career Planning and Counseling: Bishop Blackburn 
presented the Rev. Thomas S. Yow to present the report which he so 
brought to the Conference with the help of the Vice Chairman, the Rev. 
Judi Smith who presented the Task Group report. The report was received 
by the Conference with appreciation and as a matter of information. 

Commission on Religion and Race: Bishop Blackburn presented Dr. O. 
Kelly Ingram to give the report. Ingram presented Mr. Harvey Mitchell, 
District Lay Leader of the BurUngton District, to augment his already 
positive report of items in the Conference which were heading toward 
racial inclusiveness in a meaningful way. 

Mr. Alphonso Henry continued the presentation of the Commission on 
Religion and Race by stating his feelings concerning the progress made 
toward racial inclusiveness. Henry praised the progress but emphasized 
that we needed to keep up the tempo. 

Point of Order: Mack McMillian brought a Point of Order concerning 
the statistics submitted by the Conunission on Religion and Race regarding 
the number of Ethnic Minorities on the Committee on Youth Ministry. 
McMillan indicated there were five blacks" on the Committee on 
Youth Ministry and five women and he requested that these corrections be 
made. The Rev. James McCallum accepted the corrections and urged, if 
any other mistakes had been made, that they be called to the attention of 
his office so they could be incorporated in the final report and sent out in 
the monthly mailing. This concluded the report of the Commission on 
Rehgion and Race and the text for all sub reports will be included in SEC- 
TION V of THE JOURNAL. 

The Division of Church and Society: Bishop Blackburn asked Mrs. J. L. 
Watson, the chairman, to present the report of the Divisions. Mrs. Watson 
explained the painstaking work that had gone into the preparation of the 
Position Papers which appear on pages 36-42 in THE CONFERENCE 
PROGRAM AND RECOMMENDATIONS 1978. They represent the 
work of the entire Division, but they do not attempt to speak for this Con- 
frence or for The United Methodist Church, and she stressed that they are 
being presented for information only and do not require - nor is a vote 
requested - on these Position Papers. They are simply presented so that 
members of the Conference may read them, consider them and make up 

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their own minds concerning these issues. For complete text of Mrs. Wat- 
son's remarks to the Conference regarding the budget expenditures of the 
Division see SECTION V in THE JOURNAL. 

Question: Mr. R. Gage Smith rose to question why the Division on 
Church and Society had not reconsidered his motion of last year as they 
had agreed to do according to the action of the Conference. Mr. Smith did 
not feel that the Division of Church and Society had fulfilled its work. Mrs. 
Watson said that, not having the actual Minutes in hand when they made 
their studies, they felt that they could not adequately respond and were 
victims of time and lack of information. She requested further time to 
study and act at a later date. 

Point of Order: Joseph E. Dyer of Camp Ground United Methodist 
Church. Fayetteville, questioned THE CONFERENCE PROGRAM AND 
RECOMMENDATIONS 1978. He objected to the ambiguity of the 
preamble and suggested that there should be no vote taken on this matter. 
The ruUng was made that the report required no vote. 

Motion: Motion was made by Olin K. Beaty "that the Position Paper on 
the Wibnington Ten be rejected. (No. 1, page 36.)" The motion was 
seconded and Beaty spoke against the paper. 

Point of Order: The Rev. Stan Smith raised a Point of Order as to 
whether we could reject a paper that was not before us for a vote. 

Rev. Jack Crum spoke against the Beaty motion. Robert Morgan rose for 
a point of clarification to ask if they would become a part of the permanent 
record of the North CaroUna Annual Conference. The Bishop answered 
that the report of the Board of Church and Society would be entered into 
the record, but that The Church would not be held accountable, although 
the Division would. 

Mr. Clarence Skillman rose to make a motion and was informed by the 
Bishop that he could speak later but that there was a motion on the floor. 

The Rev. Rufus Stark spoke against the Beaty motion to reject the 
Position Paper on the Wilmington Ten. Instead he wished to thank the 
Division for doing what the Conference asked them to do last year, namely, 
to write Position Papers that could be studied and thought about, and that 
were published well in advance of Conference, instead of bringing them 
forward as last -minute motions. 

Mr. Dyer said he was not altogether against the issue but he felt that it 
was an issue that should not be upon the floor of the Conference. 

The Rev. Richard T. Commander moved a substitute motion "that 
Position Papers No. 1 and No.4 be deleted from the Position Papers - No. 
1. The Wilmington Ten Case; No. 4, Issue of Tobacco." The substitute 
motion was seconded. Commander spoke to the substitute. 

Mr.T. E. Medlin offered a substitute to the substitute motion, that we 
"accept the report of the Division of Church and Society as we would any 
other committee report and make clear that the view expressed does not 
reflect the views of the Conference as a whole." 

The Question was called on all that was before the Conference, was 
seconded and passed. 

Bishop Blackburn called up>on Dr. Robert Cushman for a parliamentary 
opinion. Dr. Cushman felt that there was a constitutional question in- 

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volved here which could, upon deliberation, be submitted to the Judicial 
Council of The United Methodist Church. The Bishop then ruled that the 
Medlin substitute was properly before the Conference. The Medlin sub- 
stitute to the substitute to the Beaty motion prevailed. The remainder of 
the report of the Division of Church and Society was held over until the 
next session . 

Announcements : Conference Secretary Coile made announcements. 

Benediction: The Conference was adjourned with the benediction by 
Bishop Blackburn. The postlude was "Tocata in D Minor" by Johan 
Eberlin. 



SECOND DAY, EVENING SESSION 
Junes, 1978 

The prelude, "Prelude in B Minor" by Cesar Franck and "Choral" by 
Joseph Jongen, was played by the organist of the evening, Mr. William E. 
Hilderbrandt, Organist/Choirmaster, First United Methodist Church, 
Henderson. The Call to Worship, "Surely the Lord is in This Place" by 
Paul Langston, was sung by the Chancel Choir of Eden ton Street United 
Methodist Church under the direction of William J. Weisser, with 
organist, David Witt, playing. The Processional Hymn, No. 153, "God of 
Love and God of Power" by Gerald Kennedy, was sung and Bishop Black- 
bum called the evening session to order with an invocation. The anthem, 
"Notes from Paul" by Eugene Butler, was sung by the Chancel Choir. 

Dr. Cecil Myers, Conference Preacher, delivered the sermon. 

Following the sermon, the anthem, "The Heavens Are Telling" by 
Haydn, was sung by the Edenton Street Church Chancel Choir. 

The service of the Ordination of Deacons was conducted by Bishop 
Robert M. Blackburn following which was performed the Consecration of 
Diaconal Ministers by Bishop Blackburn. 

The service concluded with the Recessional Hymn No. 478, "Lead On, 
O King Eternal" by Ernest W. Shurtleff and the benediction which was 
given by Bishop Blackburn. The response, "The Lord Bless You and Keep 
You" by P. Lutkin, was sung by the choir and the postlude, "Trumpet 
Voluntary" by John Stanley, was played adjourning the evening session of 
the second day of Annual Conference 1978. 



THIRD DAY, AFTERNOON SESSION 
Wednesday, June 7, 1978 

Communion Service: The Sacrament of Holy Communion was 
celebrated in Hensdale Chapel on the campus of Methodist College at 8 : 00 
a.m. under the direction of the Division of Worship. 

Conference Called to Order: Organist for the morning session, Mr. 
David Hines, Director of Music, Grace United Methodist Church, 
Wilmington, played the prelude, "Prelude in D Minor" Op. 109 by 
Camille Saint- Saens. Bishop Robert M. Blackburn called the session to or- 
der by calling for the singing of Hymn No. 91 , "When Morning Gilds the 

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Skies." The morning prayer was given by the Rev. Mrs. Ruth Harper, 
pastor of St. Johns-Gibson Charge. 

Report of the Committee on Minutes: The Rev. Robert L. Bame repor- 
ted for Committee on Minutes, stating that all the minutes for the second 
day of Annual Conference had been read and approved. The report was 
adopted by the Conference. 

Dixjision of Interreligious and Ecum,enical Concerns: The Bishop in- 
troduced the Rev. Ralph L. Fleming to present the report. (For text see 
THE JOURNAL, SECTION V.) After introductory remarks Fleming 
presented Dr. Samuel Wiley who was first greeted by Bishop Blackburn 
and then addressed the Conference on behalf of the North Carolina Coun- 
cil of Churches. 

The Division of Higher Education: Bishop Blackburn expressed his ap- 
preciation for the work of the Division and presented Dr. Paul Carruth 
who presided over the presentation for the Division. Carruth asked the 
college presidents present to come to the stage. Text of the report may be 
found in THE JOURNAL, SECTION V. Carruth called on the Rev. Sam 
McMillan to present the 1978-79 Blackburn Scholar. The recipient is Miss 
Jeneal Whorton of the Garber United Methodist Church, New Bern. Miss 
Whorton will receive the $1,000 Scholarship which will enable her to con- 
tinue her education at Methodist College. McMillan presented Miss Whor- 
ton to the Conference and she was received with a standing round of ap- 
plause as Bishop Blackburn rose to greet her and shake her hand. Miss 
Whorton expressed her appreciation in a brief and moving address to the 
Conference. 

Carruth returned to the podium and presented Dr. Joseph Bethea to 
present the causes of the Regional Commission on Higher Education and 
Campus Ministry. (For text see SECTION V of THE JOURNAL.) 

Carruth requested that we turn to pages 57-59 in THE CONFERENCE 
PROGRAM AND RECOMMENDATIONS 1978. Corrections were made 
to the list. The adoption of the report was held until the Rev. Rufus Stark 
could present the cause of the Black College Fund, which he did. Stark 
spoke eloquently and with statistical accuracy concerning the cause and 
the participation of The Church within it as both mandated mission and a 
valid and compelling human concern. (For text see THE JOURNAL, 
SECTION V.) 

Bishop Blackburn made a response to the Stark report and stated his 
feeling that it was necessary that these remarks be printed and put before 
the Conference in permanent form. He endorsed the report and assured 
the Conference that he felt this was of utmost significance and a matter for 
priority concern. 

Carruth made further corrections to the report of the Division of Higher 
Education as published in THE CONFERENCE PROGRAM AND 
RECOMMENDATIONS 1978. Carruth recommended that the report of 
the College Monitoring Committee be postponed until the Annual Con- 
ference of 1980. Carruth also spoke on behalf of the Ministerial Education 
Fund and encouraged the reception of the Methodist Student Loan and 
Scholarship Fund offering which would be taken in the next few weeks. 

The report of the Division of Higher Education as contained in THE 
CONFERENCE PROGRAM AND RECOMMENDATIONS 1978 and as 

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amended was adopted by the full Conference without dissenting vote. 

The conclusion of the report of the Division of Higher Education in- 
cluded the high moments of introducing the college presidents who were 
present, including Dr. Allen Norris of Louisburg; Dr. Richard Pearce of 
Methodist; and Dr. S. Bruce Petteway of North Carolina Wesleyan. All 
the presidents had positive reports and were received with applause and 
great enthusiasm by the Conference. Carruth announced that this com- 
pleted the report of the Division. 

Committee on Continuing Education: Bishop Blackburn presented the 
Rev. W. Allen Wentz to give the report. (For text see SECTION V of THE 
JOURNAL.) 

Division of the Ordained Ministry (continuation) : The Rev. Herman S. 
Winberry expressed appreciation for the work of Allen Wentz and the 
Committee on Continuing Education and presented a resolution of ap- 
preciation for his work as he departed from office. Winberry made two 
nominations to the Board of Managers for the Pastors' School: Rev. Allen 
Wentz and Rev. Judi Smith. They were elected. 

Recognition: The Bishop asked Mrs. Mildred Fry to stand and be 
recognized as the new president of Church Women United in North 
Carolina. Mrs. Fry was accorded a round of applause by the Conference. 
Call for Hymn: Bishop requested that Hymn No. 222, "My Hope Is Built," 
be sung. 

Report of the Board of Managers, Pastors School: Rev. James H. Bailey 
brough greetings from the Board of Managers and expressed gratitude to 
Dr. McMurry Richey and the hard working staff of the Continuing 
Education represented by that ongoing program. Bailey's report was 
received for information and the text may be found in SECTION V of 
THE JOURNAL. 

Ministerial Education Fund: Rev. Wilbur I. Jackson gave extended 
remarks apart from those that had been made during the program of the 
Division of Higher Education. The report on the use of the Ministerial 
Education Fund was distributed to the Conference assembled. The text of 
the report may be found in SECTION V of THE JOURNAL. 

Report from the Duke Endowment: The Rev. Albert F. Fisher gave the 
report for the Duke Endowment program and explained the tripartite 
nature of the grants given throughout the North Carolina and Western 
North Carolina Conferences. He outlined the statistical amounts 
so granted and described the nature of the work of the Duke En- 
dowment office. (For text of the message, see SECTION V of THE JOUR- 
NAL.) Fisher presented Dr. Maurice Ritchie, who is assuming the work of 
the Field Education Program which had been done by Rev. Cliff Shoaf. 
Fisher commended Shoaf for the fine job that he had done and spoke wor- 
ds of welcome for Dr. Ritchie as he assumed that same post. Bishop Black- 
bum brought special words of appreciation for the Duke Endowment 
which has meant and continues to mean so much to our Conference over 
the years. 

Report of the Ormond Research Center: Dr. Robert Wilson brought the 
report of the Osmond Research Center, telling of the services that it 
provided, particularly to the rural churchs. His report is published in SEC- 
TION V of THE JOURNAL. 

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Conclusion of the Report of the Division of Church and Society: Mrs. 
J.O. Watson brought the conclusion of the report which consisted of adop- 
ting the PoHcy Recomendation on page 32 in THE CONFERENCE 
PROGRAM AND RECOMMENDATIONS 1978, Item B. The Item was 
presented to the Conference assembled, moved, seconded and adopted. 
This completes the report of the Division of Church and Society. 

Continuation of the Report of the Conference Council on Ministries: 
Dr. Charles Mercer called attention to the need to adopt Item C on page 
32 of THE CONFERENCE PROGRAM AND RECOMMENDATIONS 
1978, the specific 1979 Policy Recommendation from the Conference 
Council on Ministries. The Item was moved, seconded and adopted by 
Conference. 

Report of the Credit Union: Rev. Maness Mitchell brought the Annual 
Report of the Methodist Ministers Credit Union and distributed copies of 
the report throughout the Conference. The text appears in THE JOUR- 
NAL in SECTION V. 

Point of Personal Privilege: Charles Mercer wanted to also recognize Mr. 
Bobby Lowry as a member of the General Board of Church and Society. 
Bishop Blackburn asked all those who were members of General Church 
agencies to stand. They did so and the Conference responded. 

Bishop Blackburn also recognized the ministers' wives who were present 
awaiting the Annual Luncheon for the Association of Ministers' Wives. He 
then recognized all the past presidents of United Methodist Women as well 
as the current presidents and had them stand. They were greeted with a 
round of applause. Bishop Blackburn recognized the Rev. Carleton Wilson 
who was a long-time Secretary of the North Carolina Annual Conference. 
Wilson responded to the Bishop's gracious introduction. 

The Committee on Pastoral Care: Mrs. Wallace Kirby presented the 
report of the Committee on Pastoral Care and encouraged the use of the 
services offered. Her report was received with great appreciation and may 
be read in SECTION V of THE JOURNAL. 

Announcements: Conference Secretary Coile made announcements. 

Reports of the Task Force on Hunger and of the Committee on Church 
Architecture were filed for inclusion in the Conference JOURNAL under 
SECTION V. 

Call for Hymn: Bishop Blackburn called on the Conference to sing Hymn 
No. 235, "I Need Thee Every Hour." The Conference responded by 
singing with great spiritual dignity and obvious concern. 

Call for Order of the Day: Bishop Blackburn commented on the quality 
of the singing of the Conference and asked that, as we got ready for our 
hour of worship, that we sing Hymn No. 221, "Standing On The 
Promises." The Bishop observed the obvious pleasure of the Conference in 
singing and called for the singing of Hymn No. 226, "Savior, More Than 
Life To Me." 

The Conference Sermon: Bishop Blackburn again presented Dr. Cecil 
Myers for the third in the series of Conference Sermons. He expressed 
warm appreciation for his total ministry and for what he had done for the 
Conference meeting here in Fayetteville in June of 1978. Dr. Myers spoke 
on the topic, "Gentlemen, Start Your Enginesl" 

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Following the sermon which was well received as were the others in this 
much appreciated series by Dr. Myers, the benediction was pronounced by 
Bishop Blackburn and the postlude, "Voluntary" by Thomas Roseingrave, 
was played by the organist of the morning. 



THIRD DAY, AFTERNOON SESSION 
Wednesday, June 7, 1978 

Conference Brotherhood: The Rev. Kelly J. Wilson, Jr., convened the 
meeting of the North Carolina Conference Brotherhood. Reports were 
given and discussed. (For complete text see SECTION V of the jour- 
NAL.) After nominations were made and approved by the Brotherhood, 
the Annual Meeting was adjourned. 

Conference Convened: The organist for the afternoon, Mr. Greg P. 
Jones, Director of Music and Education, Epworth United Methodist Chur- 
ch, Durham, played the prelude, "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God" by Gor- 
don Young. 

Bishop Blackburn called the Conference to order and called for the 
singing of Hymn No. 223, "When We Walk With The Lord." The Bishop 
called on the Rev. Theodore Carter of Wilson Temple United Methodist 
Church, Raleigh, to lead us in the afternoon prayer. 

Special Recognition: Bishop Blackburn recognized Dr. Isaac Miller, 
president of Bennett College in Greensboro, for remarks to the Con- 
ference. 

Commission on the Status and Role of Women: Bishop Blackburn in- 
troduced the Rev. Nancy R. Best to present the report. (For complete text 
see THE JOURNAL, SECTION V.) 

Division of Stewardship: Bishop Blackburn introduced the Rev. Bruce 
D. Taylor to present the report. (For text of the report, see SECTION V of 
THE JOURNAL.) Taylor introduced Dr. Jerald Pierce, Director of 
Deferred Giving for the Conference, who gave a report as to the 
burgeoning activities of that office which were having a positive effect 
throughout the Conference. Dr. Pierce invited each charge, church and 
individual to make use of the Estate- Planning services which are available 
through the office of Deferred Giving. 

Commission on Archives and History: The Rev. Lawrence E. Lugar 
brought the report for the Commission. The report was adopted and filed. 
(For text see SECTION V of THE JOURNAL.) 

Special Recognition: Bishop Blackburn recognized and gave a special 
salutation to Mrs. L.D. Gill of Wake Forest who has attended 53 consec- 
utive sessions of Annual Conference. He also recognized Mr. Will 
Chadwick of New Bern who has attended 65 sessions of Annual Conference. 

Conference Board of Trustees: Dr. S. Bruce Petteway presented the 
report. (For text see SECTION V of THE JOURNAL.) He moved that the 
resolution regarding the Rocky River Methodist Church Property, printed 
on page 78 of THE CONFERENCE PROGRAM AND RECOM- 
MENDATIONS 1978, be approved by the Conference. It was moved, 
seconded and approved. This concluded the report of the Board of 
Trustees and it was accepted with appreciation. 

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Announcements: The Rev. James H. Coile, Conference Secretary, made 
announcements regarding the Memorial Service which was soon to take 
place. 

Recess: A five minute recess was called by Bishop Blackburn prior to the 
Memorial Service so that the families of those being honored in memory 
could be properly seated. 

The Memorial Service: Bishop Robert M. Blackburn called the con- 
ference to order and presided over the Memorial Service for the 1978 an- 
nual Conference. The prelude was "Fantasy in A Minor" by J.S. Bach. The 
congregation assembled was called upon to sing Hymn No. 48, "How Firm 
a Foundation. " Following the hymn Secretary Coile read the Roll Call of 
Our Honored Dead and answered Question 40, "What ministers have died 
during the past Conference year?" (The list is included in the CON- 
DENSED MINUTES.) In answer the question, "What ministers' wives 
and husbands have died during the past year?" Coile read those names. 
(See SECTION IV.) The prayer was offered by the Rev. Norwood L. 
Jones. The anthem, "A Prayer by St. Francis of Assisi" by Olive Dungan, 
was sung as a solo by Mrs. Marilyn Johnson of New Bern. The Scripture, 
John 4:31-38, was read. The Memorial Address "A Greater Cause," was 
brought by Rev. Harold F. Leatherman. The service was concluded with 
the singing of Hymn No. 187, "Take My Life and Let It Be," and the of- 
fering of the benediction by Bishop Blackburn. 

Announcement: Bishop Blackburn read an announcement of the Wire 
Service that the issue of Liquor- by- the- Drink before the North Carolina 
Legislature was voted down on the second reading this day. The in- 
formation was greeted by applause from the Conference. 

Council on Finance and Administration: Mr. Ray Euliss brought the 
report for the Council on Finance and Administration. (For text see SEC- 
TION V.) Mr. Exiliss introduced Mr. Charles K. McAdams to introduce a 
new member of the Conference Treasurer's office staff. Mr. Herb Stout is 
the new Assistant Treasurer- Business Administrator. Mr. Euliss asumed 
the podium and requested the delegates to observe in THE CON- 
FERENCE PROGRAM AND RECOMMENDATIONS 1978 the in- 
formation included on pages 63-67. Under Section I, Items 1-4 were 
placed before the Conference. They were moved and seconded. Mr. 
Charles A. LeGrand of Front Street Church, Burlington, questioned the 
last two sentences in Item 2, Section I, concerning the supplementary ap- 
propriations. He questioned whether some of these items could not be held 
over for approval by the Conference. Mr. Eullis responded that some items 
were absolutely undeterminable at the time the budget is proposed and 
they would indeed constitute emergency appropriations. Some of the sup- 
plemental appropriations have grown over the past few years, but he ex- 
plained and accounted for the rationale of this. Mr. LeGrand again 
questioned the budgetary preparations. He rejoined that he was not going 
to make a motion but hoped the Council would be more cautious in 
making supplemental appropriations. The items under Section I, pages 63 
and 64, were adopted. 

Section V on page 66 was moved by Mr. Euliss. It was seconded and 
adopted by the Conference. Mr. Euliss recommended the adoption of Sec- 

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tion IV on page 66. It was moved, seconded and adopted. Mr. Euliss 
presented the material under Section III on page 65. Rev. Norwood Jones 
offered two amendments. 

AMMENDMENTS FOR THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE 
COUNCIL ON FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION 



AMENDMENT A. 

Paragraph III of the report of The Council on Finance and Ad- 
ministration page 65 in the 1978 Book of Recommendations shall be 
amended as follows: 

On line 2, folowing the years 1971, 1974, 1975, 1977, the words, shall be 
continued, with the addition that be deleted. Inserted after the 1977 this 
statement: "shall be determined in the following manner." 

Beginning with the conference budget for 1980, the Fair Share Ap- 
portionments for each charge in the North Carolina Conference will be 
based on the average of the total money raised for the years 1976, 1977, 
and 1978, less the exclusions stated elsewhere in this report; and that each 
year thereafter the Fair Share Apportionments or each charge will be 
based on the average of the total money raised by that charge for the three 
previous years less the approved exemptions. 



II. 

Then continue Report III by beginning a new sentence, following the 
above amended paragraph, that will read, "All monies contributed for 
Conference Advance Specials shall be excluded from total money raised in 
arriving at the Fair Share Apportionments." 

With these two amendments the recommendation shall read: 

The Fair Share Apportionment formula approved by the Annual Con- 
ference in 1967 as amended in 1971, 1974, 1975, 1977 shall be determined 
in the following manner. Beginning with the conference budget for 1980, 
the Fair Share Apportionment for each charge in the North Carolina Con- 
ference will be based on the exclusions stated elsewhere in this report; and 
that for each year thereafter the Fair Share Apportionment for each 
charge will be based on the average of the total money raised by that 
charge for the thre previous years, less the approved exemptions. All 
monies contributed for Conference Advance Specials shall be excluded 
from total money raised in arriving at the Fair Share Ap- 
portionment etc. 

The remaining part of paragraph III would continue as shown in the 
report. 

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AMENDMENT B. 
At the end of paragraph III, page 65, add this sentence: 

The amount of the Fair Share Apportionment for each charge shall not 
exceed 31 .5% of the average total money raised for the three years, less the 
exclusions, unless the per- cent of the increase is specifically approved by the 
vote of the Annual Conference at the time the Conference is adopted." 

Norwood L. Jones 

The Jones Amendment A was seconded and before the Conference. 
Jones spoke to his amendment, indicating that this would make for a fairer 
"Fair Share Apportionment" without imposing a particular penalty on a 
church or charge that would receive an unusual increase in any one given 
year. Mr. Euliss spoke for the Council and concurred. The Rev. Clarence 
Warren asked a question for clarification concerning the words "raised," 
"paid out" or "disbursed." All agreed upon the word "disbursed." The 
amendment was adopted. Jones then presented Amendment B concerning 
the maximum amount that a charge should be apportioned as a "Fair 
Share Apportionment." (See Section V.) 

The Rev. G. Robert McKenzie questioned the reason for the 31.5% 
figure as opposed to the 28.3% figure that is now the average amount. 
Euliss responded by stating this was simply a matter of setting tentative 
maximum on apportionments or askings, not upon acceptances. Mr. 
LeGrand from Burlington questioned the purpose of the amendment. He 
did not see any purpose in it. Jones responded. Mr. LeGrand rejoined with 
opposition to the amendment as he felt it opened the door to a higher 
proportional share of a local church's budget going to the fair share ap- 
portionment. Rev. Clyde Tucker, First Church, Elizabeth City, spoke for 
the Jones amendment. A queston of clarification by a delegate from San- 
ford was asked. He wanted to know if this amendment was going to lead to 
a greater amount of money on the part of churches that have paid their ap- 
portionments regularly. Euliss responded that this was not necessarily so. 
Rev. Paul Carruth spoke against the Jones Amendment. A point of 
clarification was asked by Rev. Langill Watson as to what Mr. Carruth was 
talking about. The point was made that the first of the Jones Amendments 
had already been passed and we were simply on the second amendment 
which was more of a request guideline than anythng else. It came to the at- 
tention of the Bishop that many delegates did not have copies of the amen- 
dments. The ushers were instructed to distribute them to all present mem- 
bers of the Conference. Carruth asked if we failed to pass Amendment B, 
would Amendment A be of no effect. The Bishop responded that Amend- 
ment A was adopted in its entirety and Amendment B would have nothing 
to do with that Euliss pointed out that Amendment B was not a restriction 
on the Council on Finance and Administration but a recommendation. 
Rev. David Dunlap asked for a point of clarification. Henry Grant of 
Union Grove Church moved that Amendment B be tabled. The vote was 
taken and the motion to table lost. 



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The Rev. Horace Quigley asked a question which was answered by Jones 
regarding the percentage item. Jones explained that this was simply a top 
recommendation rather than a suggestion that there should be an in- 
crease. Henry Goodwin of Trinity Church, Southport, raised a question. 
Euliss explained that this amendment does not set a limit, but is simply 
suggestive in nature and there is no limit at the present time. Amendment 
B was adopted. 

Henry Grant requested reconsideration of Amendment A and it was 
seconded. The motion to reconsider was lost. 

The Bishop stated that we were back on the entire Section III on pages 
65 and 66 as amended. Rev. Milton E. Sluder-Jordon made the following 
motion: "I move that the following exclusions be added to the list found in 
Section III, page 65; World Wide Communion, Human Relations Day 
and Methodist Student Day." It was seconded and passed. 

The question was raised as to the printing of the formula for Fair Share 
Apportionments and whether or not it could be printed in each JOURNAL 
first published at the beginning of a new quadrennium. Euliss accepted 
this and stated that the would offer it for publication in this year's JOUR- 
NAL. 

Mrs. Irene Gattis made a motion that Item 7 under Section III be 
changed to read: "Reimbursement for travel to authorized meetings of all 
Conference agencies shall be at the rate of 12 cents per mile." It was secon- 
ded. Euliss stated that they would accept the 12 cents per mile. Rev. 
Malloy Owen requested that the Fair Share formula be given in the next 
mailing by the Conference Treasurer's office. It was so ordered by Mr. 
Euliss. 

Point of Personal Privilege: A point of personal privilege was suggested 
by Secretary Coile and asked for by the Council on Finance and Ad- 
ministration that the Sluder-Jordan amendment which passed be deferred 
in its enactment for one year so as to avoid the recomputation of all ap- 
portionments for the current round of Charge Conferences. This was voted 
on and adopted. 

Section III as amended was adopted. 

Mr. Euliss stated that this concluded the work of the Council with the 
exception of the adoption of the Budget which would be delayed until 
tomorrow morning by previous Conference action. Bishop Blackburn 
called upon Ray Euliss to present the report with a Recommendation for 
the Committee to Study the Feasibihty of a Capital Funds Campaign. 
EuUss offered three Committee- approved amendments to the report on 
page 47 of THE CONFERENCE PROGRAM AND RECOM- 
MENATIONS1978. 

1 . Our Conference goal will be broken down into local church goals. 

2. Bishop Robert M. Blackburn will be authorized to appoint a steering 
committee. 

3. Monies raised during the Capital Funds Drive shall be excluded from 
the total monies raised in arriving at the Fair Share Apportionments. 

Euliss stated that he believed that this was one of the most important 
items to come before this Conference in a number of years and moved its 
adoption. Speaking to the need of the Conference. 

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Dr. Fred Brooks proposed an amendment: "to delete from the sentence 
'The following distribution is proposed,,,' all causes other than Pensions, 
leaving the total goal at $3,000,000." It was seconded and Brooks spoke to 
it. A question was asked by Rev. E.L. Earnhardt concerning whether 
monies paid into the Pension Program, if these should be paid to the 
retirees, would this not almost double the retirement benefits. Mr. Dave 
Speir said this would be correct. Mr. Earnhardt wondered if a 
pay-as-you-go system wouldn't be better since this is something that 
Social Security is doing now. 

Point of Order: Rev. Langill Watson, contested that Ed Earnhardt is 
debating a point that was adopted by Special Session of the Annual Con- 
ference some years ago and that this is not now debatable. 

Rev. James Auman spoke against the Brooks Amendment. Rev. A. D. 
Byrd spoke for the Amendment. 

Point of Personal Privilege: Mrs. Dilys Hale asked to speak on behalf of 
widows with children. Since she was not amember of the Conference, the 
Bishop asked for permission from the Conference for her to speak. It was 
granted and she spoke of the inadequacy of pension funds to provide for 
the needs of the widows and widowed children. She felt we needed to have 
more faith in the members of the United Methodist Churches and their 
ability to see the need and have the vision to fulfill the needs of the Pension 
Program. Ray Euliss again stressed his support of the Pension Program, 
but emphasized that the other institutions had needs as well. Langill Wat- 
son requested the privilege of the floor to move an amendment to the 
amendment: "that a campaign for $3,000,000 be carried out including 
$500,000 for Methodist College." It was seconded. Watson indicated that 
the needs of Methodist College were entirely different from those of any of 
the other institutions, particularly since Wesleyan College had already had 
a special funds campaign to help it out of an emergency situation. Now the 
indebtedness on Methodist College is just as great and it would be almost in 
a situation of crisis were it not for the year by year stewardship practiced by 
that institution. Watson felt this is a case of "fair is fair." Rev. Reginald 
Ponder rose to speak against the amendment to the amendment. He stated 
that he felt that this sort of fragmentation of the endeavor would create 
dissension and impede our efforts in the Campaign. 

The Watson amendment to the amendment failed and the amendment 
by Brooks, stating that the entire $3,000,000 go to Pensions carried by an 
overwhelming vote of the Conference. 

This ended the presentation of the Capital Funds Committee. 

Special Recognition: Bishop Blackburn recognized President Terry 
Sanford of Duke University to speak to the Conference. President Sanford 
spoke and told of Duke's particular feeling of appreciation for Methodism 
in North Carolina. He spoke of the fact that the Chapel was packed every 
Sunday morning while school was in session and he felt that this was a 
testimony to the continuing ties between Church and Campus. Bishop 
Blackburn expressed appreciation for the words of President Sanford and 
then recognized Dr. Don Nichols of the Candler School of Theology at 
Emory University, Georgia. Nichols brought greetings from Candler. 

Announcements: Secretary Coile made announcements. 

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RjfhTn tf Tk '^^l5°^^^7<;f ^^« adjourned with the benediction by 
Bishop Blackburn. The postlude, "Finale Jubilante" by H. WiUan. was 

THIRD DAY, EVENING SESSION 
Wednesday, June 7, 1978 

.1 ^^ ?T^^V°^.'*'V:^''^"^ ^'- ^^»»i"^on Hargrove of Wilson Tem- 
ple United Methodist Church, Raleigh and the pianilt. Rev. James H. Mc- 
Callum of Raleigh, played a medley of famUiar preludes which introduced 
the Conference to an evening of sharing the Black Worship Experience 

FoUowmg the Call to Worship under the leadership of Dr. Joseph 
Bethea who presided over the service, the congregation joined in singing 
Hymn No. 297 "The Church's One Foundation." Dr. Bethea gave thf^^ 
vocation and the congregation responded with the Act of Prai«. No 567 
1 rust In The Lord. " 

A choir composed of members from choirs of traditionally Black Chur- 
ches from throughout the Conference sang as the Anthem. "Go. TeU It On 
The Mountain • The Rev. Albert Shuler read the lesson from the Holy 
Scnptures Psahns 137. The congregation joined in affirming our univer 
sal faith through a unison repetition of The Apostles Creed. Rev. Roosevelt 
^nwJ%l r ^he evening prayer with the response by the combined 
choirs. The first offering was received as the choirs sang. "Close To Thee " 
The congregation sang the Doxology as the offering was presented and 
th«i joined in smging Hymn No. 294. "I Love Thy Kingdom Lord " 

The congregation listened with an expectation that was soon fulfilled as 
the Rev. Samuel Townsend. minister of Galilee United Methodist Church 
Launnburg. preached, taking as his subject "Mine Eyes Have Seen The 
Oloo^, raising to crescendo as the sermon concluded and the congregation 
stood and joined in smging the closing stanza. 

A final ofering was received to be used in the work of the Task Force on 
the Ethnic Minority Local Church. Dr. Bethea led in the Sending Forth 
which was followed by a silent prayer and the benediction. The choirs sang 
The Three-fold Amen . " * 

To conclude the service the congregation sang. "God Be With You Till 
We Meet Again. Dr. Bethea recognized each of the choirs and the 
congregation expressed appreciation with applause. 



FOURTH DAY, MORNING SESSION 
Thursday, June 8, 1978 

Orl^nJ ./rif"^' °^ 'K- ""°"^^"g' Mr. William E. Hilderbrandt. 
Organist/Choirmaster, First United Methodist Church, Henderson 
played the prelude, "Aria" by Flor Peeters. 

Love Feast: The Conference was called to observe the Annual Love 
Feast at 8:30 a.m. with Bishop Blackburn presiding. He called for the 

bS ^:; ''i."''' ^°^ ^ Thousand Tongufs To Sing." Bishop 

Blackburn introduced Rev. S.J. Stames to begin our testimony of the mor 

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ning and to lead in prayer. Brother Stames announced that this was his 
58th Annual Conference. Hymn No. 234, "O, Love That Will Not Let Me 
Go," was sung. The elements of the Love Feast were distributed by the 
ushers serving from the Goldsboro District. During the passing of the 
elements the hymn, "Amazing Grace" was sung. After the repetition of 
Scriptures and the continuation of the passing of the bread and the water, 
further testimonies were given and spontaneous singing followed until 
the conclusion of the service. 

Conference Convened: Bishop Blackburn called the Conference to or- 
der for the closing business session of the 1978 Annual Conference with the 
singing of Hymn 159, "I Am Thine, O Lord." The Bishop offered the mor- 
ning prayer. 

Report of the Committee on Minutes: The Rev. Robert L. Bame repor- 
ted that the Minutes for the Wednesday morning, aftemon and evening 
sessions had been read and passed by the Committee. He moved their ap- 
proval. They were approved. He moved, further, that the remainder of the 
Minutes of the Conference be approved on recommendation of the Com- 
mittee on Minutes. It was so ordered by the Conference. 

Point of Personal Privilege: Bishop Blackburn expressed his ap- 
preciation to James Coile, the Conference Secretary, and to the entire 
secretarial staff for their hard work and then called upon Paul Edwards to 
make remarks. Reverend Edwards expressed his appreciation to the 
ministers and lay persons of the Goldsboro District -- particularly, the 
ushers who have worked long, hard and diligently to help make the Con- 
ference a very satisfying experience for all. 

Announcements: Bishop Blackburn announced that, since the passage 
of the Capital Funds Campaign for Pensions had been passed yesterday, 
the Department of Finance and Field Services of the Board of Global 
Ministries, in the person of Dr. Arnold Wilson, would be heading up the 
preparations for this campaign which would begin intensively next 
January. Bishop Blackburn presented Dr. Wilson to the Conference and 
Dr. Wilson addressed the Conference concerning some potential plans for 
the coming program. Bishop Blackburn expressed appreciation to Dr. 
Wilson and then announced a Steering Committee consisting of the 
District Superintendents, the Conference Lay Leader, the Conference 
President of United Methodist Women, Chairperson of the Council on 
Finance and Administration, Director of the Conference Council on 
Ministries, Conference Stewardship Director, Conference Director of 
Youth and the Conference Public Relations Director. These were to meet 
today and other representatives would be elected from the clergy and laity 
as time went on. 

The Commission on Equitable Salaries: Grier Garrick brought the 
report from the Commission. Garrick directed the attention of the Con- 
ference to the Report of the Commission on Equitable Salaries on pages 
60-62 of THE CONFERENCE PROGRAM AND RECOM- 
MENDATIONS 1978. He made several corrections in the wording, in- 
cluding, under Section II, line 2 changing the word "pastoral" to 
"secular." Garrick explained the report and moved its adoption. 

James C. Lee of Laurinburg moved the following amendment: "that the 

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total minimum salary for full-time conference and associate conference 
members, full-time local pastors and students, beginning with 1979, shall 
be increased by no less than the percentage increase in salary granted to 
the District Superintendents for the respective years." It was seconded. 
Rev. Owen Fitzgerald stated that the application of this motion would 
require additional supplemental appropriations. Rev. Kermit Braswell of- 
fered a substitute to the motion: "that the base salary of student pastors be 
increased from $5,600 to $5,800, and that the Commission on Equitable 
Salaries study the feasibility of making the travel an item to be included 
with salary and utilities rather than making it optional." It was seconded 
and Braswell spoke to his substitute motion. Rev. Bob O'Keefe, Glenwood 
Church, Rockingham, spoke against the Braswell amendment. Rev. David 
Dunlap rose to ask a question. Bob Price from Wesleyan College spoke for 
the Braswell amendment. A question was raised concerning the rationale 
for the adoption of a lesser salary scale for students. Mr. Garrick respon- 
ded. The Rev. Cliff Shoaf spoke against the Braswell amendment. Rev. 
Sam McMillan spoke in favor of the Braswell substitute. 

Point of Order: Rev. Al Fisher called for a Point of Order. Fisher point- 
ed out that additional funds were available through the Duke Endowment 
and through MEF which were very real funds and actually increased the 
student salary above that which is shown under the recommendations of 
the Commission 

Point of Order: Rev. Ed Earnhardt raised a Point of Order as to the 
legality of the Braswell substitute's being a true substitute. The Bishop 
ruled that it was. Rev. Bill Wells made the same objection and the Bishop 
responded in the same manner. 

Rev. Quentin Scholtz spoke for the substitute. James C. Lee offered a 
substitute to the substitute which would amount to a study of the feasibility 
of the increase in minimum salaries on a percentage basis with the increase 
of the District Superintendents' salaries with this amount to be effective in 
1980. This would be harmonized with the Braswell substitute which would 
give an immediate raise to the students. The Bishop requested that the 
parties get together to try and straighten out their motion and substitute 
and substitute to the substitute. Secretary James Coile attempted to read a 
document that attempted to harmonize the three. The substitute motion, 
as agreed upon, was adopted after the question was called. An amendment 
to add the word "spouse" to the listing of dependents was made by F. P. 
Brooks of Orange United Methodist Church. It was adopted. 

A question was asked by Mr. Dunlap concerning Section II, F. Answer 
was given by Dr. Charles Mercer. Mercer stated that this had never been 
applied. Dunlap rejoined that he felt it needed further study. The entire 
report of the Commission Equitable Salaries, as amended, was moved, 
seconded and adopted. (For complete report, as amended, see Section V.) 

Committee on Pastors' Mox/ing Expense : The Rev. F. Owen Fitzgerald 
gave the report which appears on pages 68-69 of THE CONFERENCE 
PROGRAM AND RECOMMENDATIONS 1978. Fitzgerald observed 
that, since the text had been before the delegates for some time, he would 
not read the entire report, but simply move it for adoption. It was secon- 
ded. The Rev. Russell Stott wished to amend Item B under Section IV to 
read: "The Annual Conference shall pay the first $200 and three fourths 

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of all claim above $200 with submission and approval of itemized 
requisition forms accompanied by receipts for labor, materials and 
miscellaneous claims, provided no payment will exceed a total of $600." It 
was seconded and Stott spoke to his amendment. Delegate Mrs. Becky 
Hackler of Morehead City spoke against the amendment. The Stott 
amendment was called and defeated. 

The Rev. Wade Goldston questioned student's receiving their first ap- 
pointment not receiving moving expense to their first appointment. He of- 
fered the following: "delete A under III, page 68 ; B becomes A." 

Rev. F. Owen Fitzgerald moved that I. D should read: "Ministers 
moving into the North Carolina Annual Conference to assume ap- 
pointment to serve in category 1 A in which case claim can be from point 
of entry into bounds of the North Carolina Conference." Further, "delete 
all of III." After discussion and consensus opinion, changes were made in 
the report and the report was adopted. (See Section V.) 

Insurance Committee: The Rev. Ted Wilson brought the report, stating 
that it was absolutely necessary to have 20 more people to sign up for the 
supplemental insurance for that to become active and effective. He 
requested that people sign up. 

Parish Travel Committee: Mr. Bill Cable stated he had no formal 
report. Cable suggested that the new IRS formula be adopted. This report 
will have to be picked up and published elsewhere. 

Question: Rev. Robert Smith asked what happened to a student taking 
his first appointment in regard to Blue Cross- Blue Shield Insurance 
coverage -- when he was not covered until the first of July. Charles 
McAdams responded by stating that it could be worked out on a 
case-by-cjise basis. 

Motion: Rev. William C. Simpson, Jr., made the following motion: "I 
move that insofar as finances will be used in determining the goal for each 
local church in the Capital Funds Campaign, the base used by the Steering 
Committee and CF and A shall be representative of an average of the net 
money for the years 1975, 1976 and 1977." It was moved, seconded and 
adopted by the Conference. 

Report of the Board of Pensions: The Rev. Kermit Wheeler brought the 
report for the Board as contained on pages 71-72 of THE CONFERENCE 
PROGRAM AND RECOMMENDATIONS 1978. Various changes to the 
printed report were made. The full text will appear in SECTION V of 
THE JOURNAL as corrected 

The Rev. Paul Carruth brought the following motion: "Paragraph 
beginning on line 28, page 73 in the Board of Pensions Report in THE 
CONFERENCE PROGRAM AND RECOMMENDATIONS 1978, 
Paragraph shall be amended to read: (added words are underlined) 
'Therefore, be it resolved, that the amount of $3000 per year be set as a 
fair and reasonable rental allowance for each retired minister or spouse ^f 
a deceased minister of this Annual Conference.' Beginning on line 7, the 
sentence in this paragraph will read: 'The housing allowance is specifically 
designated as compensation to the minister or the s pou^e of a deceased 
minister for the cost of renting or providing housing for himself or herself 
and his or her famil y and the costs related thereto, pursuant to the Code as 

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stated in Document 5045 (10-67) . It was seconded. Wilson spoke against 
the motion. The Carruth amendment carried. 

Wheeler moved the adoption of the entire report as amended. It was 
adopted by the Conference. 

Recess: Bishop Blackburn called for a five-minute recess. 

Conference Called to Order: Bishop Blackburn reconvened the Con- 
ference from the brief recess with the singing of Hymn No. 254, "Dear 
Master, In Whose Life I See." 

Continuation of the Report of the Council on Finance and Ad- 
ministration: Mr. Ray C. Euliss moved the adoption of the tentative 
Budget for 1980 to be raised January 1, 1979-December 31, 1979, as con- 
tained under II, pages 64-65 in THE CONFERENCE PROGRAM AND 
RECOMMENDATIONS 1978. The Budget as presented was moved, 
seconded and adopted. Euliss then made a speech of appreciation for his 
eight years of service on the Council on Finance and Administration and 
the people with whom he worked, particularly Charles K. Mc Adams. He 
expressed his confidence in the people of the Conference and expressed ap- 
preciation for their love and what they have done over the years. He stated 
that he left his post in love, with confidence in the future. Fitzgerald took 
the podium with Euliss and told something more of the work of Euliss and 
moved the adoption of a resolution of appreciation which was passed with 
a standing round of applause. 

Motion: Rev. F. Belton Joyner moved reconsideration of the Capital 
Funds Campaign for the Conference. His motion was seconded and he 
spoke to it. The Joyner motion lost. The Capital Funds Campaign was not 
to be reconsidered and would continue as ordered by the Conference on 
Wednesday. 

Point of Information: Charles K. McAdams reminded the delegates 
that the Duke Endowment adds approximately $17 per service year to the 
Pension amount for retired ministers. It was noted that the Western North 
Carolina Conference also received this benefit. 

Joint Committee on Disability: Rev. William Sherman presented the 
report which is found in THE CONFERENCE PROGRAM AND 
RECOMMENDATIONS 1978 on pages 55-56. Sherman added the name 
of Luther D. Wesley under Section 7 of the report, and under Section 8, he 
added the name of George W. Ports, Jr., receiving support from the 
Emergency Relief Fund. The report of the committee was moved, secon- 
ded and adopted by the Conference, as amended. 

Division of Ministry: The Rev. Herman Winberry concluded the report 
of the Division of Ministry with various items which will appear in the 
CONDENSED MINUTES of THE JOURNAL. 

Report of the Bishop's Proper Procedures Committee on Episcopal Elec- 
tions: The report was brought by Mr. Grier Garrick who presented the 
paper which had been distributed on the first day of Conference to all 
delegates. Garrick went over the paper and moved its adoption. Rev. Tom- 
my Faggart moved the following amendment to paragraph B. 1 on page 2 
of the report to read: "one name rather than 3 names to be written." It was 
seconded. Garrick responded to the Faggart amendment on the grounds 
that he felt that it was not in the spirit of the Discipline. Faggart stated he 
believed it would still be a straw vote and asked the Bishop to rule. Bishop 
Blackburn ruled that the motion was properly before the Conference. Rev. 

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Vernon Tyson spoke against the Faggart amendment. Dr. O. Kelly Ingram 
moved an amendment to the Faggart amendment: "that we vote for three 
episcopal candidates on the straw ballot and that we seek as many 
episcopal candidates as there are vacanices in the College of Bishops." It 
was seconded and Ingram discussed his rationale before the Conference. 
Tyson rose again an^d spotke against the Ingram amendment. 

Question: Rev. Willie Teague rose to state that he felt that the Faggart 
amendment was out of order. 

Substitute: Rev. Rufus Stark rose to make a substitute to the Faggart 
amendment: "that the straw vote of three persons be by preferential ballot 
(the first name be given 3 points, the second 2 points, the third, 1 point.) " 
This was seconded and Stark spoke to his substitute. Rev. Jack Crum spoke 
against the Stark substitute. The Question was called on the Stark sub- 
stitute and it was lost. 

The Faggart amendment was placed before the Conference and lost. 

The Question was called on the original document as presented. It was 
adopted by the Conference. 

Report of The Methodist Foundation, Inc. : Bishop Blackburn called 
for the report of The Methodist Foundation, Inc. , and stated that in the 
absence of a formal presentation, it would be filed for pubHcation. (See 
SECTION V of THE JOURNAL.) 

Amendment to Conference Rules: A motion to amend the "Rules of Or- 
der and Procedure" Section III: Election of Delegates to General and 
Jurisdictional Conferences, which had been distributed to the Conference 
on June, 1978, was presented by Dr. Fred Brooks, Lay Member, Orange 
United Methodist Church. It was seconded and explained by Dr. Brooks. 
Secretary Coile moved the following amendment under section 2, "that the 
following be added '. . .or in a manner to be determined by the Council on 
Ministries." This was accepted by Brooks and by the Conference. 

Dr. Richard Pearce moved the following amendment to Item 2 : "I move 
that Item 2 of the proposed amendment be amended as follows: Any 
District Committee of Lay Life andWork may nominate not more than ten 
lay persons for election as lay delegates to the General and Jurisdictional 
Conference. The District Committee of Lay Life and Work may forward 
sufficient mimiographed copies of a biogpraphical sketch of each nominee 
not to exceed one typewritten page in length, to be distributed to each lay 
delegate as the delegate registers for Annual Conference at which lay 
delegates are elected to General and Jurisdictional Conference." The Rev. 
G. Robert McKenzie spoke in opposition to Dr. Pearce's amendment. J. 
Nelson Gibson spoke in support of the Pearce amendment. Grier Garrick 
spoke in favor of and Rev. Clyde Dunn spoke against the amendment. 

Mrs. J.O. Watson rose to bring a substitute to the amendment: "that lay 
delegates will be nominated by local churches and submitted to a district 
committee composed of 50% District Executive Committee of United 
Methodist Women who will make nominations to the Conference." The 
Watson amendment was defeated and the Pearce Amendment was 
defeated. 

Dr. A. Kimsey King moved to table the Brook's Amendment to the 
rules. The motion was lost. The Brook's Amendment was adopted by the 
required 2/3 vote. 
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Motion: The following motion was made by Ben Gravely of North 
Raleigh United Methodist Church: "I move that a summary of Roberts 
Rules of Order pertaining to motions, amendments, substitute motions 
and tabhng of motions be printed in THE CONFERENCE PROGRAM 
AND RECOMMENDATIONS publication. Additional Rules of Order 
may be included at the discretion of the chairman of the Conference." It 
was moved, seconded and adopted. 

Prayer Request: Dr. Joseph Bethea asked that those who were deceased 
or critically ill during this time should be remembered in prayer by the 
Bishop. It was immediately adopted unanimously and the Bishop called 
for silent prayer and then led in prayer. 

Committee on District Conference Records: The Rev. Frank Lloyd 
brought the report (See SECTION V of THE JOURNAL for text ) 

Committee on Conference Entertainment: Rev. Vernon C. Tyson 
brought the report. He moved "that the spouses of disabled ministers who 
must attend Conference with their husbands/wives have the privilege of 
meal tickets and other expenses of a delegate." It was seconded. 

Resolution of Appreciation: Rev Maness Mitchell came to present to Dr. 
Thomas A. Collins a Resolution of Appreciation and citation for his 
leadership from July, 1961 - January, 1978 in the Methodist Ministers 
Credit Union. 

Committee on Resolutions and References: Dr. Thomas A. Collins 
presented the report, expressing appreciation for the Conference. (For 
complete text see SECTION V of THE JOURNAL.) The Resolutions were 
adopted. 

Announcement: The Rev. James H. Miller announced that moving day 
would be Thursday, June 16, 1978 - one week from today. He requested 
all those moving to be out of the parsonage by 1 2 : 00 noon on moving day 
and those moving in not to arrive before 1 :00 p.m. Secretary Coile made 
further announcements as appropriate. 

Motion: Secretary Coile moved that with all Disciplinary Questions 
distributed, and with the reading of the Appointments, all Disciplinary 
Questions be declared properly answered by the 1978 Annual Conference. 
The motion was approved by the Conference. 

State of the Church Address: Bishop Blackburn delivered an ab- 
breviated "State of the Church" address. For the full text see SECTION V 
of THE JOURNAL. 

Motion: Motion was made by Rev. Paul Phillips that the full text of the 
Bishop's "State of the Church" address appear in the NORTH 
CAROLINA CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE. It was seconded and adopted 
with a round of applause. 

Reading of the Appointments: Bishop Blackburn introduced Mrs. 
Vivian Mitchell, his secretary, who received a round of applause, and then 
directed that the printed copies of the appointments be distributed to the 
delegates. The Bishop concluded the Conference by calling Question 63 : 
"Where are the preachers stationed for the ensuing year?" Bishop Black- 
bum read just the changes in appointments, not the names of those 
ministers who were returning to the same appointment. 



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Closing Hymn : "God Be With You Til We Meet Again" was sung. 

Benediction: The benediction was given by Bishop Robert M. Black- 
bum, bringing to a close the 1978 Annual Conference of The United 
Methodist Church. 



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THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 

THE BUSINESS OF THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

The minutes of the North Carolina Annual Conference held in Fayette- 
ville. North Carolina from June 5, 1978 through June 8, 1978: Bishop 
Robert M. Blackburn, Presiding; Date When Organized: 1828. Number 
of this session One hundred and fifty three. (Discrepencies between the 
number of Sessions and the number of years result from two Sessions within 
a given year on several occasions. The number of Sessions does not include 
special Sessions.) 

Part I. Organization and General Business 

1 . Who are elected for the quadrennium? ( Par. 701.6,717) 

Secretary: James H. Coile 

Address: Route 6, Box 79, Mebane, NC 27302 

Statistician: David D. Traynham 

Address: Route 2, Box 196, Rockingham, NC 28379 

Treasurer: Charles Mc Adams 

Address: P.O. Box 10955. Raleigh, NC 27605 

2 . Is the Annual Conference incorporated? ( Par. 701.1) No 

3 . Bonding and auditing : 

a) What officers handling funds of the conference have been bond- 
ed and in what amounts? (Par. 721 ,24089) 

Conference Treasurer, Staff and Turstees and all others 
handUng money related to the treasurer's office up to $500,000 
each. 

b) Have the books of said officers of persons been audited? (Par. 
717,721,2408) Yes 

4. What conference counciles, boards, commissions, and committees 
have been appointed or elected? 

a) Councils: 

Council on Finance and Administration? Yes 
Council on Ministries? Yes 

b) Boards: 

Board of Church and Society? Yes 

Board of Discipleship? No 

Board of Global Ministries? No 

Board of Diaconal Ministries? Yes 

Board of Pensions? Yes 

Board of Higher Education and Ministry? No 

Board of Ordained Ministry? Yes 

Board of Trustees of the Annual Conference? Yes 

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c) Commissions: 

Commission on Archives and History? Yes 
Commission on Religion and Race? Yes 
Commission of Equitable Salaries? Yes 
Commission of the Status and Role of Women? Yes 

d) Committees: 

Committee on Investigation? Yes 
Committee on Episcopacy? Yes 

e) Conference United Methodist women? Yes 

f) Conference United Methodist Men? Yes 

g) Conference Council on Youth Ministry? Yes 

h) District Boards of Church Location and Building? Yes 
i) Committee on District Superintendency? Yes 
j) Distict Committees on Ordained Ministry? Yes 

5. Have the secretaries, treasurers, and statisticians kept their respective 
records according to the forms prescribed by the United Methodist 
Church? (Par. 905.4c) Yes 

6. What is the report of the statistician? (See report Volume II, Section 
V and Volume I, Section II) 

7. What is the report of the treasurer? (See report Volume I, Section I) 

8. What are the reports of the district superintendents as to the status 
of the v^ork within their districts? (See reports Volume II, Section V) 

9. What is the schedule of equitable salaries for pastors? (Par. 934) 
Full Time Conference and Associate Members 

Base Salary (per pastor) $8,000 

Utility Allowance (per charge) 1 ,500 

Spouse, or one or more dependents* (per family) 400 

Full Time Local Pastors 

Base Salary (per pastor) $7,400 

Utility Allowance (per charge) 1 ,500 

Spouse, or one or more dependents* (per family) 400 

Students 

Base Salary (per pastor) 5,800 

Utility Allowance ( per charge) 1 , 500 

Spouse, or one or more dependents* (per family) 400 

*The IRS defifnition of "dependents" will be used. 



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10. What amount has been apportioned to the pastoral charges with the 
conference to be raised for the support of the district superintendents 
for the ensuing year? (Par. 716) 

$305,784 

1 1 . What amount has been apportioned to the pastoral charges within 
the conference to be raised for the support of the pension and benefit 
programs of the conference? (Par. 734.4, 1707) 

$1,014,414 

1 2 . What are the apportionments to this conference : 

a) For the World Service Fund? 473,590 

b) For the Episcopal Fund? 91,159 

c) For the General Administration Fund? 27,334 

d) For the Interedenominational Cooperation Fund? 18,956 

e) For the Ministerial Education Fund? 217,377 

f) For the Black College Fund? 113,746 

g) For the Temporary General Aid Fund? 27,883 
h) For the Missional Priorities Fund? 78,205 
i) For the Mass Communications Fund? 1 1 ,375 

13. What is the percentage division between World Service and 
conference benevolences for the current year? (Par. 710) 

World Service? 21.21% Conference benevolences? 78.79% 

14. What United Methodist institutions or organizations are approved 
by the conference for pension responsibility? (Par. 175.3a (3), 
1706.4f) None 

15. Conference and distict lay leaders? (Par. 701.8, 752) 

a) Conference lay Leader: Dr. Richard Pearce 
Address: Methodist College, Fayetteville, NC 28301 

b) Associate conference lay leaders? None 

c) Who are district and associate district lay leaders? 
Burlington: Eugene Moon 

Durham: William McPherson, Jr. 
Elizabeth City: Donald C. Craft 
Fayetteville: Neal W. Reichle 
Goldsboro: A.J. (Jimmy) Davis 
Greenville: Frank H. Steinbeck 
New Bern: Stanley Harrell 
Raleigh: R. David Mustian 



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Rockingham: Robert E. Hutchinson 
Rocky Mount: Robert Frazier 
Sanford: Clyde Strother 
Wilmington: Jerry Paschal 

1 6 . What local churches have been : 

a) Organized? None 

b) Merged? None 

c) Discontinued or abandoned? 

Raleigh District: Prospect Church on the Warren Charge was 
discontinued in 1976. Membership was transferred to the Macon 
Church. Property was placed in the hands of the Division of 
Missions. 

Discontinue Youngsville Church on the Wake Forest- Youngs- 
ville Charge. Property to be placed in the hands of the Wake 
Forest Church. Membership to be transferred to the Wake Forest 
Church. 

d) Relocated and to what address? None 

e) Changed name of Church? None 

f) Transferred this year into this conference from other United 
Methodist conference (s) and with what membership? None 

g) What other changes have taken place in the list of churches? 
Rocky River Church in Chatham County, previously under the 
supervision of the Siler City Circuit which has been dissolved, is 
placed under the supervision of Hickory Grove United 
Methodist Church, to maintain Rocky River Church as an 
historic site. 

1 7 . What changes have been made in district and charge lines? 

a) District 

Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs were transferred from the 
Sanford District to the Raleigh District, effective January 1 , 
1978. 

b) Charge 
Durham District 

Take Salem Church from the Oxford Circuit and make it a 

station charge, called Salem. 

Oxford Circuit will be composed of two churches— Stovall and 

Hermon. 

Combine Durham; Maybrook-Massey and Durham: Wellons- 

Bethesda Charges to form a four point charge known as 

Durham: Wellons-Bethesda- Maybrook-Massey. 

Goldsboro District: 

Take Zion Church from the Seven Springs Charge and make it a 

station. Leave Seven Springs and Indian Springs together, to be 

known as the Seven Springs Charge. 

New Bern District: 

Divide the Asbury-Dover Charge as follows: 

Place Asbury and Tuscarora together making a two point 



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charge, Asbury-Tuscarora. 
Dover will become a station charge. 
Rockingham District: 

Take St. Paul from the Hamlet: Fellowhiip charge and make 
Hamlet: Fellowship a full time station charge. 
Take Beaver Dam from the Beaver Dam-Tabernacle Charge 
and add it ot St. Paul, form a two point charge: Rockingham: 
St. Paul-Beaver Dam. 

Make Tabernacle a part time station charge. 
Take Philadelphia from the Philadelphia Charge and Cool 
Springs from the Cool Springs Charge, forming the Philadelphia- 
Cool Springs Charge. 

Take Mt. Zion from the Philadelphia Charge and place with 
Walls Chapel from the Cools Springs Charge for form the Mt. 
Zion- Walls Chapel Charge. 

Take Millers Chapel from the Cool Springs Charge and attach 
it to the Lumberton: Mt. Olive Charge. This dissolves the Cool 
Springs Charge. 

Take Jerusalem from the Maxton: St. George- Piney Grove 
Charge and attach it to St. Peter of the Laurinburg: Galilee 
Charge, to form the Jerusalem-St. Peter Charge. 
Take Fletcher's Chapel (Hoffman) from the Hamlet: St. Peter 
Charge. Make Hamlet: St. Peter a full time station charge, and 
Hoffman a part time station charge. 

Change the designation of the Roberdel Charge to the 
Rockingham : Roberdel Charge. 

Change the Branch Street- Sandy Plains Charge to the Robeson 
County Cooperative Ministry. 



Part II: Pertaining to Ministerial Relations: Ordained Ministers 
and Local Pastors 

18. Are all the ministerial members of the conference blameless in their 
life and official administration? (Par. 702.4, 703.5) 

Yes with one exception 

19. Who constitute the Conference Committee on Investigation? (Par. 
2521.1) 

N.L.Jones, Chairperson 

Principals: J.H. White, F.O. Fitzgerald, Fred Davis, J.B. Parvin, 

N.L.Jones 

Reserves: K.J. Wilson, Jr., T.W. Owens, K.B. Sexton, Christian 

White, R.L. Wallace 



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20. a) Who have received the certificate of candidacy for ordained 

ministry? (Par. 404, 405) 

Burhngton: None 

Durham: None 

Elizabeth City: None 

Fayetteville : None 

Goldsboro: Danny Hal Blackman 

Greenville: James Herbert Bailey, Jr., Alan Ray Broadwell, Mrs. 

Bess Gibbs Hunnings, Wilbur C. Ormond, Jr., M. Eugene 

Tyson, Melvin Williams 
New Bern: Jessee B. Shaddix 
Raleigh: Sherwood Godwin, Thomas Smith, Hope Morgan 

Ward, Martin Armstrong 
Rockingham: Dwight E. Cribb, Richard L. Stone, Kenneth K. 

Daneil, Jr. 
Rocky Mount: Mark Kasper 
Sanford: None 
Wilmington: Robert W. Dawson, Edwin Thomas Fields, 

Josiah Alexander Maultsby, III, Ira Smith, Robert L. 

Sweeley. 
b) Who have completed the studies for the license as a local pastor, 
but are not now appointed? 
Bobby Ray Campbell 
Claude Dial 
James L. Hunt 
Emma Ruth McLean 
Earl McLendon 
Richard Stone 
Swight Cribb 

21 . Who are approved and appointed as: (Par. 408.2) 

a) Full time local pastors and what progress has each made in the 
course of study? (Par. 409.1) 



Edward Batchelor 


1962 


Completed 


Douglas C. Butts 


Ordained in Baptist Church 


Curtis Campbell 






Billy Boyd Cuthrell 


1970 


Completed 


Jeff Davis 


1956 


Completed 


Howard Elam 


1967 


Second Year 


Virgil Free 


1953 


Compelted 


Gordon Hanford 


1971 


Completed 


Vance Hardison 


1971 


Compelted 


Jonathan C. Hill 


1975 


Third Year 


Herbert Home 


1972 


Completed 


James Lee Jacobs 


1974 


Second Year 


Bobby Lee Jordan 


1973 


Completed 


W. R. King 


1955 


Completed 



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J. Rodney Lane 
John T. Ledford 
Leon Lewis, Jr. 
Roy L. Matthews 
Jack M. Morrill 
E.M. McNair 
E. H. Overman 
Harley Owens 
Clayton Z. Price 
C. Everette Price, Jr. 
Robert Randalls 
Foster Reynolds 
Bobby E. Smith 
Charles C. Smith 
Roy L. Tumage, Jr. 
Tracie Vamum 
C. Arthur wall 



1978 
1949 
1957 
1973 

1968 
1966 
1956 
1975 
1957 
1963 
1955 
1965 
1974 
1970 
1947 
1970 



License 
Compelled 
Completed 
Third Year 

Second Year 

Fourth Year 
Completed 

Second Year 
Completed 
Completed 
Compelled 
Completed 

Fourth Year 
Completed 
Completed 
Completed 



21 . b) Part lime local pastors and what progress has each made in the 
course of study? (Par. 409.2) 



Lucille Anderson 

Thomas Bacote 

H. Groves Barnes 

Danny Hal Blackman 

Theodore R. Brady 

Francis Bryans 

George Campbell 

John Crow 

James Cummings 

Wilton Cummings 

Robert L. Davis 

Don Dawkins 

Robert Fairley 

R.G. Gurley 

Howard Haskell 

Charles Hause 

Linwood S.Jones 
Jerry D. Lewis 

David Lupton 

B. Fallon Melvin 

Wilbur C. Ormond.Jr. 

Mrs. Carrie Whitehurst Parrish 

Roger Paxton 

Daniel Powers 

Jere Alton Rouse 

Leroy Spells 

W.Arthur Warren, Jr. 

Douglas Woodworlh 



License 


Course of Study 


1975 


Second Year 


1974 


First Year 


1976 


First Year 


1978 




1975 


First Year 


1973 


Second Year 


1969 


Third Year 


1975 


License 


1970 


Completed 


1974 


Fourth Year 


1970 




1972 


Completed 


1960 




1976 


First 


1974 


Third Year 


1975 


License 


1968 


Completed 


1973 


Third Year 


1978 


License 




First Year 


1975 




1968 


Completed 


1963 


Completed 


1968 


Completed 


1977 


License 


1957 


Completed 




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21 c) Student local pastors and in what schools are they enrolled? 
(Par. 409.4) 





License 


School 


Rodney Barwick 


1977 


Methodist 


John Bowman 


1976 


Louisburg 


Earl Cochran 


1976 


Duke 


Quinton Covington 






Henry D. Cribb.Jr. 


1972 


Duke 


Roger Crim 


1972 


Duke 


Dufrene Cummings 


1975 


Pembroke 


Francis Daniels 






David Eubank 


1976 


Methodist 


Glenn B. Everett 


1976 


NC Wesleyan 


Robert Friend, Jr. 


1973 


Duke 


Willie Gholston 


1972 


Pembroke 


Otto H.C. Hardt 


1976 


NC Wesleyan 


Richard Hebel 


1974 


Duke 


Alvin Home 


1978 




James Howard, IV 


1975 


NC Wesleyan 


Julian Dwight Huffman 


1976 


East Carolina 


Bruce Jones 


1973 


Duke 


Maurice Lancaster 


1977 


Methodist 


Jerry T. Lewis 


1975 




Thomas Melvin 


1974 


Duke 


Benny Melvin 


1976 


Duke 


Charles Nicholson 




Duke 


Gregory Palmer 


1974 




Kenneth Phelps 


1971 


Duke 


Charles Pullins 


1975 


Duke 


James Reavis 


1975 


NC Wesleyan 


Stephen Rhodes 






David Schantz 


1974 


Duke 


C. Dubois Schutt 


1976 


Duke 


Lester Sessoms, Jr. 


1974 


Methodist 


Michael Simmons 


1973 


Duke 


Morgan Speer 


1976 


Southeastern 


Ronald Stanley 


1972 


Duke 


Jimmy Ray Tatum 


1976 


UNC, Wilmington 


William C. Townsed, Jr. 


1975 


Pembroke 


Allen Weller 






William F. Williams 


1977 


Sandhills Community 


Ken Worthington 


1975 




John Yount 




College 


d) Students of other denominations in 


a school of theology listed by 


the University Senate 


serving as 


local pastors? (Par. 408.7) 


None 







22. What ministers in good standing in other Christian denominations 
have been approved under the Par. of 426.4 for service as pastors 
of charges? 

204 None 



2 3 . Who are elected Associate Members? ( Par. 428) 
Frederick Fairfax Dillon 

24. Who are elected as Probationary Members: 

a) Under the provisions of Par. 415? 

Caviness, James William, Jr.; Cope, Roger Dale; Dutton, John 
Henry, Jr.; Eason, John Michael; Garrett, Theodore Clabome; 
Goodwin, Dennis Melvin; Goehring, Carol Woods; Grant, Henry 
Boone, Jr. ; Haddock, WiUiam Augustus, Jr. ; Hall, Stephen Blair; 
Hill, Edward Felix, II; Huffmes, Terry Lynn; Langston, David 
Irving; Levin, Dennis Patrick; Morrow, Floyd Ransom, Jr.; 
Moseley, Charles Kay; Nanney, Roy Keith; Pappendick, George 
Dilworth; Patten, Walter Read; Privette, Tommy Gordon; 
Sheppard, Dennis Roy; Smith, Haywood Allan; Smith, Neil Evans; 
Soule, Guy Vassar, Jr. ; Taylor, Wayne Grey; West, Pearl Gooding. 

b) Under the provisions of par. 416.1? 
None 

c) Under the provisions of Par. 416.2? 
None 

2 5 . Who are continued as Probationary Members and what progress have 
they made in their ministerial studies? (Par. 417) 
a) As students in approved Schools of Theology? 

Alexander, Franklin Lee; Atwood, David Randolph; Blake, Rodger 
Russell; Buie, James Calton, Jr; Casidy, Henry Waren; Chilton, 
Delmer Lowell; Compton, Stephen Charles; Davis, Michael Ayers; 
Dickens, Jan Johnson; Eason, Steven Phillip; Eller, Carl Mitchell; 
Fogleman, Leland Jan; Gardner, William Motley, Goehring, David 
Jacob; Harper, Ruth Elizabeth; Hillman, Randy Allen; Morris, 
Homer Edward; McLean, Thurman C; Paige, Ronald Kenneth; 
Patton, George Ronald; Peele, Luther Martin; Pinner, William 
Privette, Bobby Lee; Ray, Robert Henderson; Robl, Charles John, 
III; Sluder-Jordan, Katherine Hardison; Snotherly, William 
Wellington, Jr. ; Speake, George Donald, Sr. ; Von Canon, Mary 
Leigh; Wall, Randy Lee; Wilkerson, Rooseelt, Jr.; Womack, 
La Verne B., Jr. 

25. b) In the Advanced Ministerial Course of Study? (Par. 417.2) 
Helms, JuHan Brice, Jr. 

c) Graduates of approved schools of theology serving under full 

time appointment? (Par. 421.1) 
Birt, Charles Kenneth, II; Branch, Johnny Hobbs; Brooks, Rex 
Eugene; Brownlee, David Edward; Brunson, Richard DeRoo; 
Bumside, Hobart Williams, Jr.; Carruth, Robert Kelly; Davis, 
Gerry Gerard; Dunn, Truman Lee-Graduate School; Gaskins, 

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Walter Williams; Gibson, Alan Craig; Green, William Howard; 
Hall, William Kenneth; Hamm, Rodney Gene; Hobbs, Michael 
Byron; Jackson, Jerry Addison; Joyce, David Corey; Levis, Susan 
Levis, Susan Padgett; Miller, James Michael; Nason, Maurice E. ; 
Oxendine, Milford, Jr. ; Roberts, Frederick Eugene ; Rummell,John 
Robert; Salter, John Neal, Jr.; Shannonhouse, Richard Delano; 
Shuler, Albert; Smith, Robert Kinsey; Stallsworth, Paul Thomas; 
Waters, Ralph Carsten; West, John Cameron; Wilkinson, Scott 
Taylor; Willingham, Malcolm Craig. 

26 . Who have been admitted from other Christian denominations? (Par. 
421) 

a) As Associate Members? (Par. 426.2.) 
None 

b) As Probationary Members? (Par. 426. 2,. 3) 
None 

27. Who are elected as Ministerial Members in Full Connection? (Par. 
421) 

Blanchard, George Franklin; Bogie, Edward Franklin; Boyette, 
Lynwood Clayton; Bryant, Terry Abbott; Buirns, Weyland 
Sherman; Cox, WilUam Fred, Jr.; Davis, Herbert Charles; Dodson, 
Jerry Stephen; Doucette, Leonard Frank; Estes, Gayla Greene; 
Estes, James Harvey; Fox, Douglas Earl; Granger, Paul David; 
Grigg, Henry Wayne; Hackett, Charles Martin; Hale, Michael 
Louis; Harvin, David Lewis; Herndon, Ernest Thompson, Jr.; 
Herring, Charles Malcolm, Hinshaw, Floyd Carter, Jr. ; Holm, Glen 
Allan; Lancaster, Ecwood Colon; Lee, Henry Westbrook; Lister, 
Joe Davis; Methvin, Rayford Homer; Morris, Alvin Joseph; 
Morrison, Charles Kenneth; Moser, Rachel Tucker; Moser, Rick 
Alton; O'Briant, Clarence Edgar; O'Keef, Robert David; 
Oulton, Jo Ann Merritt; Presnell, William Michael; Scholtz, 
Quentin, Edward, III; Smith, Judi Johnson; Stanfield,' Edwin 
Douglas; Storrs, Robert Burton, Jr.; Wilson, Kelly Johnson, IIL 

28. What Probationary Members, previously discontinued are 
readmitted? (Par. 441) 

None 

29 . Who are readmitted? ( Par 436, 442-443) 

a) As Associate Members? 
None 

b) Members in Full Connection? 
None 



30. 



206 



What fetired members have been made effective: 
As Associate Members? 
None 



Conference 


Date 


Virginia 


7-1-77 


Eastern Pennsylvania 


4-1-78 


Holston 






6-1-78 


Maine 


6-1-78 


East Ohio 


6-1-78 



3 1 . Who have been received by transfer? ( Par . 5 1 5 . 5 , 7 3 1 . 2h) 
Name 

Maddry, Hubert Alexander, Jr. 
Snyder, Nevin D. 
Hillman, Randy Allen (PM) 
Wilkerson, Roosevelt, Jr. (PM) 
Nason, Maurice E. 
Lamneck, Forrest D. 

32. Who are transferred in from other Methodist denominations? (Par. 
426.10) 

None 

3 3 . Who have been elected and ordained deacons? ( Par. 449) 
A) As Associate Members? (Par. 449.1) 
None 

b) As Probationary Members? (Par. 449.2) 

Cope, Roger Dale, Button, John Henry, Jr. ; Eason, John 
Michael; Garrett, Theodore Clabome; Goodwin, Dennis 
Melvin; Goehring, Carol Woods; Grant, Henry Boone, Jr.; 
Haddock, William Augustaus, Jr. ; Hall, Stephen Blair, 
Hill, Edvi^ard Felix, II; Huffines, Terry Lynn; Langston, David 
Irving; Levin, Dennis Patrick; Moseley, Charles Kay; Nanney, 
Roy Keith; Pappendick, George Dilworth; Patten, Walter 
Read; Privette, Tommy Gordon; Sheppard, Dennis Roy; Smith, 
Haywood Allan; Soule, Guy Vassar, Jr.; Taylor, Wayne Grey; 
West, Pearl Gooding. 

c) As Local Pastors ( 1 972 Discipline) ? 

Simeon Dufrene Cummings, Glenn Bates Everett, Ester Maxwell 
McNair, Clayton Zeno Price 

4. Who have been elected and ordained elders? (Par . 450) 
a) As theological graduates? (Par. 450.1) 

Blanchard, George Franklin ; Bog^e, Edward Franklin ; Boyette, 
Lynwood Clayton; Bryant, Terry Abbott; Cox, Wiliam Fred, 
Jr; Dodson, Jerry Stephen; Doucette, Leonard Frank; Estes, 
Gayla Greene; Estes, James Harvey; Fox, Douglas Earl; 
Granger, Paul David; Grigg, Henry Wayne; Hackett, Charles 
Martin; Hale, Michael Louis; Harvin, David Lewis; Herndon, 
Ernest Thompson, Jr.; Herring, Charles Malcolm; HJinshaw, 
Floyd Carter, Jr.; Holm, Glen Alan; Lee, Henry Westbrook; 
Lister, Joe Davis; Methvin, Rayford Homer; Morrison, Charles 
Kenneth; Moser, Rachel Tucker; Moser, Rick Alton; O'Briant, 
Clarence Edgar; O'Keef, Robert David; Oulton, Jo- Ann 
Merritt; Presnell, William Michael; Scholtx, Quentin Edward, 
III; Smith, Judi Johnson; Stanfield, Edwin Douglas; Storrs, 
Robert Burton, Jr. ; Wilson, Kelly Johnson, III. 
bg)As Probationary Members previously Associte Members? (Par. 
450.2) 

Burns, Weyland Sherman; Davis, Herbert Charles; Lancaster, 
Ecwood Colon; Morris, Alvin Joseph. 

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35. What ministers, coming from other Christian denominations have 
had their orders recognized? (Par. 426.2) 

a) As deacons? 
None 

b) As elders? 
None 

36. Who have been elected or ordained as a courtesy to other 
conferences? 

a) Elected: 

As Associate Members? 

None 

As Probationary Members? 

None 

As Members in Full Connection? 

None 

b) Ordained after election by this conference: 
Deacons? 

None 

Elders? 

None 

c) Ordained after elecetion by other conferences : 
Deacons? 

Elders? 
None 

37. Who have been transferred out? (Par. 515.5) 

* Conference Date 

Gillespie, Sylvester Thaddeus Southern Califomia- 

Arizonia 
Tunnell, Ruben Wesley North Indiana 

Burgess, Charles Nathan South Georgia 

Martin, William Jack Southern Illinois 

Falls, Fred, Jr. Western North Carolina 

Jones, James Brockway Peninsula 

Matoy, Earl F. (AM) Oklahoma 6-1-78 

Bone, Jesse Virgil Oklahoma 

Henry, Andrew Lee Holston 

38. Who are discontinued as Prpbationary Members? (Par. 437) 
Altman, William H. Jr.; Brooks, Rex Eugene; Cash, Michael 
Thomas; Dillon, Frederick Fairfax; Francis, Henry Cleveland; 
Morrill, Jack M. 

39. Who have been granted honorable location? (Par. 435) 
Wesley Brogan — June 5, 1978 

40. Who have had their conference membership terminated? 
a) By Action of the Annual Conference? (Par. 438) 



7-1-77 


10-1-77 


11-1-77 


11-15-77 


1-1-78 


5-23-78 


6-1-78 


6-12-78 



None 



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b) By surrender of the ministerial office? (Par. 439.1) 
George Hawkins, (AM); Bobby Lamb (AM) 

c) By withdrawal to unite with another denomination? (Par. 439.2) 
None 

d) By withdrawal under complaints or charges? (Par. 439.3, 2522) 
None 

e) By judicial procedure (expelled)? (Par. 2521) 
None 

41. Deceased 

a) What Associate Members have died during the year? 

Effective: 

Name 

James Hillary Bryant 
Retired: None 

b) What Probationary Members have died during the year? 
None 

c) What Members in Full Connection have died during the year? 

Effective: 







Year received 


Date of 


Date of 


into Associate 


Birth 


Death 


Membership 


11-25-31 


6-21-77 


1969 



Name 


Date of 

received 


Date of 


Yea 




Birth 


Death 


into Full 
Connection 


William Carson Lewis 


11-04-16 


12-17-77 


1966 


Charles Wesley Wooten 


11-20-24 


2-08-78 


1957 


Retired 








Carroll Howell Beale 


4-24-02 


1-10-78 


1959 


Howard HarrellCash 


3-02-03 


4-04-78 


1940 


David Wayland Charlton 


2-03-1897 


1-09-78 


1944 


Ernest Edwin Edmond 


2-16-1896 


3-25-78 


1956 


Doctor Fuller Lowry 


1-08-1881 


8-13-77 


1917 


William VogelMcRae 


12-22-1878 


6-16-77 


1915 


Jack Ward Page 


3-07-11 


9-19-77 


1940 


Carlos Poynor Womack 


7-10-05 


12-16-77 


1932 


d) What local pastoi 


rshave died during 


the year? 




Name 


Date of 


Date of 






Birth 


Death 





Cicero Redmon Etheridge 5-17-12 2-25-78 

42. Who are the ministers on leave of absence and for what number of 

years consecutively has each held this relation? (Par. 433) 

Name and Number of Years 

Lowell Earl Adkins — 1 

Clyde B. Cheezem — 1 

Sam G. Dodson, Jr. — 1 

Everett J. France — 1 

W.L. Freeman — 1 

Philip W. Keel — 1 

Susan Padgett Levis — 2 

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Thomas R. McKay — 1 
F.R. Randolph — 1 
John J. Rudin, II — 3 
Charles E. Sparks — 1 
J.W. Wenberg — 1 
James G. White — 3 
Howard M. Wilkinson — 1 

43. Who are granted sabbatical leave? (Par. 425) 
Benjamin F. Potter, Jr. 

44. What actions have been taken concerning disabled ordained 
ministers and local pastors? (Par. 431) 

a) What ordained ministers were granted disability leave since the 
last Annual Conference Session? (Par. 431.2) 

Cicero Redmon Etheridge (ordained Local Pastor) 

b) What ordained ministers have had their disability leave ter- 
minated since the last conference session? (Par. 431.5) 

None 

c) What ordained ministers are granted disability leave at this 
session? (Par. 431.1) 

William S. Davenport, Lewis H. Dodson, Paul W. Evans (AM), 
Willie J. Evans, W. Bryan Gregory, R.C. Hamilton, Jr., Robert L. 
Nicks, Evander Parnell (AM), George W. Ports, Jr., Frank D. 
Salmon, William A. Seawell, Luther V. Wesley, Wilford D. Wise, 
John E. Wood. 

d) What local pastors have been recommended by the Joint Com- 
mittee on Disability for disability benefits during the ensuing 
year? 

Joe Clyde Dunn 

45. What members in Full Connection have been retired? (Par. 434) 

a) This year? 

Walter C. Feltman, Nicholas W. Grant, Thomas H. House, 
Howard M. McLamb, Harry Lee Rogers, James H. Shriver, Joe 
Cephus Shore, John T. Smith, J.B. Speight. 

b) Previously? 

Chester J. Andrews, H.R. Ashmore, W.C. Ball, W.K. Barrs, B.E. 
Bingham, G.W. Blount, Clyde S. Boggs, D.C. Boone, S.G. 
Boone, Allen P. Brantley, C.R. Breedin, Jr., L.C. Brothers, A.E. 
Brown, M.R. Chambers, D.A. Clarke, J.R. Coble, W.O. Connor, 
W.B. Cotton, E.C. Crawford, B.D. Critcher, W.A. Crow, G.W. 
Crutchfield, H.L. Davis, R.G. Dawson, F.J. Duplissey, J.V. 
Early, W.F. Elliott, N. P. Edens, Edgar B. Fisher, F.W. Fortescue, 
D.L. Fouts, J.E. Garlington, Horace S. Garris, Matt R. Gardner, 
Murrell K. Glover, C.W. Goldston, Durward T. Goodwin, R.M. 
Gradeless, A.D. Leon Gray, John T. Greene, L.M. Hall, 

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Haywood L. Harrell, H.L. Harris, R.S. Harrison, O.L. 
Hathaway, Wade Hawkins, C. Freeman Heath, F.D. Hedden, 
C.E. Hix, Jr., D.D. Holt, T.B. Hough, W.M. Howard, Jr., C.S. 
Hubbard, B.T. Hurley, J.B. Hurley, C.B. Hutcherson, T.R. 
Jenkins, H.C. Jones, Johnnie L. Joyce, A.S. Lancaster, J.H. Lan- 
ning, A.C. Lee, P.O. Lee, H.B. Lewis, Ralph H. Lewis, Vance A. 
Lewis, J.W. Lineberger, Sr., J.O. Long, M.W. Maness, W.L. 
Maness, B.F. Meacham, W.F. Meacham, Dan E. Meadows, E.H. 
Measamer, E.R. Meekins, M.R. Miller, J.F. Minnis, G. Nelson 
Moore, C.P. Morris, R.E.L. Moser, Ben F. Musser, H.E. Myers, 
Konstanty Naider, P.F. Newton, J. Kern Ormond, John H. 
Parrish, J. P. Pegg, John R. Poe, H.F. Pollock, R.W. Pritchard, 
V.E. Queen, J.R. Regan, A.L. Reynolds, C.W. Robbins, Leon W. 
Ross, J. A. Russell, Leon Russell, J.F. Sawyer, D.M. Sharpe, J.M. 
Short, Edgar R. Shuller, B.B. Slaughter, S.J. Starnes, W.R. 
Stevens, J.D. Stott, LJ. Strawbridge, W.A. Tew, A.L. Thompson, 
D.D. Traynham, A.G. Tyson, W.N. Vaughan, R.E. Walston, 
M.W. Warren, T.J. Whitehead, A.M. Williams, O.S. Williams, 
W.C. Wilson, J.D. Young. 

46. What Associate Members have been retired? (Par. 434) 

a) This Year? 
None 

b) Previously? 

C.H. Brigman, O.E. Leonard 

47. Who have been recognized as retired local pastors? (Par. 410.3) 

a) This year? 
None 

b) Previously? 

Leon M. Brock, James M. Carroll, J.T. Fisher, George D. Miller, 
C.P. Pearce, Forrest W. Pursley. 

48. a) What local pastors are granted pension credit on account of ap- 

proved full time service during the past year? (Par. 1706.3b) 
Edward C. Batchelor, Donald E. Coleman, Billy Boyd Cuthrell, 
Jefferson Woodrow Davis, Glenn Bates Everett, Gordon T. Han- 
ford, R. Vance Hardison, Jonathan C. Hill, Herbert Franklin 
Home, William R. King, John T. Ledford, Leon Lewis, Jr., Jerry 
Thomas Lewis, Roy L. Matthews, Jr., James Earl McLendon, Es- 
ter Maxwell McNair, E.H. Overman, C. Everette Price, Jr., 
Clayton Z. Price, Robert F. Randalls, Foster Lee Reynolds, 
Bobby E. Smith, Charles Cooper Smith, Charles O'Neal Smith, 
Roy L. Turnage, Jr., Tracie Varnum. 
b) What ministers of other Christian denominations, qualifying un- 
der the provisions of Par. 426 are granted pension credit on ac- 
count of approved full time service during the past year? (Par. 
1706.3c) 
None 

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49. Changes in ministerial membership: What is the number of ordained 
ministers: 

a) Electedas Associate Members? 1 

b) Elected as Probationary Members? 26 

c) Admitted from other Christian denominations? 

d) Elected as Members in Full Connection? 38 

e) Readmitted? 
Retired made effective? 1 
g) Transferred in? 6 
h) Transferred out? 9 
i) Discontinued as Probationary Members? 6 
j) Honorably located? 1 
k) Terminated by action of the Annual Conference? 
I) Withdrawn? 
m) Expelled? 
n) Deceased? 11 

50. What is the number of: 

a) Pastoral charges? 
538 

b) Local Churches? 
848 

51. What is the number of ordained ministerial members of the Annual 
Conference? 



Categories 


Members in 
Full Connection 


Probationary 
Members 


Associate 
Members 


Hastorsand District 
Superintendents 


345 


76 


31 


Appointments Beyond 
the Local Church: Within 
United Methodist 
Connectional Structures, 
Excluding District 
Superintendents 
(Par. 454.1a) 


21 








Appointments Byond 
the Local Church 
Extension Ministries 
(Par. 454. lb) 


85 


2 


1 


Appointments Beyond 
the Local Church: Other 
Valid Ministries 
(Par. 454.1c) 


19 








Appointments to Attend 
School 


4 


11 





On Leave of Absence 


13 


1 





On Sabbatical Leave 


1 








On Disability Leave 
Retired 


11 
127 






3 
2 


Total Number 


626 


90 


37 



212 



Grand Total: All 

Conference Ministerial 753 

Members 

52. What is the number of: 

a) Local pastors? 

Appointed: 99; On Disability: 1; Retired: 6; Total: 106 

b) Ministers of other denominations approved for service as pastors 
of charges? 

None 

c) Retired members of their conferences or other denominations ser- 
ving as pastors of charres? 

None 
Part III: Diaconal Ministers 

53. Who are consecrated this year as diaconal ministers? (Par. 305-306) 
Norman J. Walter; William J. Weisser 

54. Who are reinstated as diaconal ministers? (Par. 309.3) 
None 

55. Who are transferred in as diaconal ministers? (Par. 309.1) 
Dana Bunn — Alabama-West Florida Conference 
Donald Penley — Western Pennsylvania 

Daniel F. Holland — Western North Carolina 

56. Who are transferred out as diaconal ministers? (Par. 309.1) 
Mary Eugenia Beaty — Holston Conference 

57. Who have had their conference relationship as diaconal ministers ter- 
minated by Annual Conference action ? (Par. 309.2) 

Henry Ransom Batten; David L. Foster; Henry Alexander Ross, Jr. 

58. Who have taken the retired relationship to the Annual Conference as 
Diaconal ministers? (Par. 309.4) 

a) This year? 
None 

b) Previously? 
None 

59. What diaconal ministers have died during the year? 

a) Effective: 
None 

b) Retired: 
None 

Part IV: Ministerial Appointment and Concluding Business 

60. What other personal notations should be made? 

Nicholas Cucare transferred into the North Carolina Annual Con- 
ference in 1976 and was made effective at that time. He transferred in 
as retired. 213 



61. Where shall the next Conference Session be held? 
Fayetteville, North Carolina 

62. What changes have been made in appointments since last Annual 
Conference session? 

Burlington District 

Jefferson W. Davis (FTLP) was appointed to Cordova on August 1, 

1977, leaving Saxapahaw to be supplied. 

Walter Read Patten was named to supply Saxapahaw on August 28, 

1977. 

Fayetteville District 

J. Milton Hadley, Jr. was appointed to Cumberland, December 1, 
1977, succeeding W. Jack Martin, who transferred to the Southern Il- 
linois Conference, November 15, 1977. 
Fayetteville: Hay Street, Associate, was left open. 
Thomas S. Yow, III was appointed Administrative Assistant to the 
President of Louisburg College, September 1, 1977. 
William H . Altman, Jr., (PM) was released from the Coats Charge to 
joint another denomination. Coats was left to be supplied until 
Conference. 

Goldsboro District 

Cicero R. Etheridge (FTLP) was appointed to the Turkey-Friendship 

Charge on June 9, 1977, to replace J. Hillary Bryant (AM), who was 

granted disability leave. 

Bobby Lee Jordan (IS) was appointed to the Turkey-Friendship 

Charge on December 1, 1977, replacing C.R. Etheridge (FTLP), who 

was granted disability leave. 

Linwood S. Jones (PTLP) was appointed to serve Zion Church, 

which became a station on June 25, 1977. 

Greenville District 

Richard J. Eichenlaub (FTLP) was discontinued April 15, 1978, to 
take secular work. Mattamuskeet was left to be supplied until 
conference. 

James G. Snypes was appointed Chaplain of Landmark Manage- 
ment Corp. of Houston, Texas, October 1977. 

New Bern District 

Maurice E. Nason (SLP) was appointed to the Richlands Circuit on 
July 19, 1977, succeeding C.R. Etheridge, who was transferred to the 
Turkey-Friendship Charge. 

62. What changes have been made in appointments since last Annual 
Conference Session? 

Raleigh District 

Curtis W. Campbell (IS) was appointed to the Norlina Charge on 

November 20, 1977, succeeding C.N Burgess, Jr., who transferred to 

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the South Georgia Conference on November 1, 1977. 
Fred Falls, Jr. was transferred to the Western North Carolina Con- 
ference, effective January 1, 1978. Edenton Street, Associate, was left 
open. 

Rockingham District 

Purnell Moody (SLF) was discontinued from the Cool Springs 
Charge on August 1, 1977. Jeremiah Issac was appointed Interim 
Supply for the remainder of the conference year. 
J. Leonard Reese, II (SLP) was discontinued from the Beaver Dam- 
Tabernacle Charge on December 31, 1977. Don M. Dawkins was ap- 
pointed Interim Supply for the remainder of the conference year. 
Malcolm C. Willingham (PM) was appointed to Rockingham: First, 
Associate, effective February 15, 1978, replacing Samuel G. Dodson, 
who was granted a leave of absence, January 1, 1978. 
Sanford District 

J.L. Joyce (RS) was appointed to Pittsboro Circuit, effective January 
1, 1978, replacing Arthur Wesley, who was appointed to 
Wilmington: Epworth. 

Wilmington District 

William Cummings (IS) was appointed to Wilmington: St. John- 
Smith Chapel, January 1, 1978, succeeding Willie Middlebrooks (IS) 
who served June 15-August 30. James H. McCallum filled in until 
January 1. 

Maurice Lancaster (SLP) was appointed to Bladen Circuit on Sep- 
tember 1, 1977, succeeding Harold D. Scott who was discontinued 
August 1, 1977. 

B. Frank Meacham (RS) was appointed to the Dublin Charge, Oc- 
tober 1, 1977, succeeding Ruben W. Tunnell (PM) who transferred to 
the North Indiana Conference. 

Arthur L. Wesley was appointed to the Wilmington: Epworth, 
January 1, 1978, succeeding Thomas M. Mason (RLP) who was dis- 
continued at his request. 

63. Where are the preachers stationed for the ensuing year? 
See appointments immediately following. 

64. What ordained ministers are appointed beyond the local church for 
the ensuing year? (Par. 454) 

a) Within the connectional structures of United Methodism'^ (Par 
454.1a) 

b) To extension ministries? (454.1b) 

c) To other valid ministries under the provisions of 454.1c? 

d) To attend school? (Par. 454.1c) 
Associate Members: 
Probationary Members: 
Members in Full Connection: 

See appointments immediately following. 215 



65. Where are the diaconal ministers appointed for the ensuing year? 
(Par. 308) 
See appointments immediately following. 



216 



217 



Certificate of Consecration 

This is to certify that I, Robert M. Blackburn, one of the Bishops of the 
United Methodist Church at Reeves Auditorium, Methodist College, 
Fayetteville, North Carolina, on June 6, 1978, did consecrate Diaconal 
Ministers as follows: 

Norma J. Walter William J. Weisser 

BISHOP ROBERT M. BLACKBURN 



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Certificate of Ordination 


This is to certify that I, Robert M. 


Blackburn, one of the Bishops of 


The United Methodist Church at 


Reeves Auditorium, Methodist 


College, Fayetteville, North Carolina, on June 6, 1978, did ordain | 


DEACONS as follows: 




Roger Dale Cope 


Roy Keith Nanney 


John Henry Dutton, Jr. 


George Dilworth Pappendick 


John Michael Eason 


Walter Read Patten 


Theodore Claborne Garrett 


Tommy Gordon Privette 


Dennis Melvin Goodwin 


Dennis Roy Sheppard 


Carol Woods Goehring 


Haywood Allan Smith 


Henry Boone Grant, Jr. 


Guy Vassar Soule, Jr. 


William Augustus Haddock, Jr. 


Wayne Grey Taylor 


Stephen Blair Hall 


Pearl Gooding West 


Edward Felis Hill, II 


Simeon DufreneCummings 


Terry Lynn Huffines 


Glenn Bates Everett 


David Irving Langston 


Ester Maxwell McNair 


Dennis Patrick Levin 


Clayton Zeno Price 


Charles Kay Moseley 




BISHOP ROBERT M. BLACKBURN 


Certificate of Ordination 


This is to certify that I, Robert M. 


Blackburn, one of the Bishops of 


The United Methodist Church at 


Reeves Auditorium, Methodist 


College, Fayetteville, North Carolina, on June 5, 1978, did ordain | 


ELDERS as follows: 




George Franklin Blanchard 


Henry Westbrook Lee 


Edward Franklin Bogie 


Joe Davis Lister 


Lynwood Clayton Boyette 


Rayford Homer Methvin 


Terry Abbott Bryant 


Charles Kenneth Morrison 


William Fred Cox, Jr. 


Rachel Tucker Moser 


Jerry Stephen Dodson 


Rick Alton Moser 


Leonard Frank Doucette 


Clarence Edgar O'Briant 


Gayla Green Estes 


Robert David O'Keef 


James Harvey Estes 


Jo-Ann Merritt Oulton 


Douglas Earl Fox 


William Michael Presnell 


Paul David Granger 


Quentin Edward Scholtz, III 


Henry Wayne Grigg 


Judi Johnson Smith 


Charles Martin Hackett 


Edwin Douglas Stanfield 


Michael Louis Hale 


Robert Burton Storrs, Jr. 


David Lewis Harvin 


KellyJohnson Wilson, III 


Ernest Thompson Herndon, Jr. 


Weyland Sherman Burns 


Charles Malcolm Herring 


Herbert Charles Davis 


Floyd Carter Hinshaw, Jr. 


Ecwood Colon Lancaster 


Glen Alan Holm 


Alvin Joseph Morris 


BISHOP ROBERT M. BLACKBURN 1 



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Appointments for 1978-79 

BURLINGTON DISTRICT — 46 
B.L. DAVIDSON, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT 
3118 Truitt Drive, Burlington, NC 27215 



Bellemont 


W.L. Wolfe 




Bethel 


W.P. McComas 




Burlington: 






Davis Street 


Wilbur L Jackson 




Emmanuel 


J. Donald Phillips 




Faith 


EricO. Murray 




Front Street 


G. Robert McKenzie 




Associate 


K.C.Birt,H 


PM 


Grace 


E.G. Dulaney 




St. Paul's 


W.T.Clarke 




West Burlington 


R.S. Brodie 




Burlington Circuit 


R.D. Brunson 


PM 


Carrboro 


J. Sam McMillan 




Cedar Grove- Prospect 


Carson S. Tyson 




Chapel Hill: 






Aldersgate 


W. Stan Smith 




Amity 


E. Russell Stott 




Orange 


David S. Clift 




University 


Vernon C. Tyson 




Associate 


E.F.Hill, II 


PM 


Chestnut Ridge 


S.C. Compton 


PM 


Cobb Circuit 


Charles F. Eakin 




Enand 


Carl M. Eller 


PM 


Eno-Palmers Grove 


Jan J. Dickens 


PM 


Fairview 


To Be Supplied 




Friendship 


Eddie A. Walker 




Graham: 






Christ Church-Cedar Cliff 


(C.H.Nicholson, Jr.) 


SLP 


First 


R.D. Ricks, Jr. 




Haw River 


Charles D. Myers 




Hebron 


James H. Coile 




High tower 


D.L.Chilton 


PM 


Hillsborough 


H.N. Ward, Jr. 




Leasburg-Salem 


Randy A. Hillman 


PM 


Lebanon 


Terry L. Huffines 


PM 


Mebane 


E. Cliff Shoaf 




Milton 


James C. Buie, Jr. 


PM 


Mt. Hermon 


William A. Ruth 




New Hope-Purley 


A. Clay Smith 




New Sharon 


(B.B. Cuthrell) 


FTL 


Phillips Chapel 


George A. Davis 




Rock Creek 


(Alvin Home) 


SLP 


St. Luke's 


(B.R.Whitfield) 


AM 


Salem 


Jerry S. Dodson 




Saxapahaw 


Walter R. Patten 


PM 


Shiloh 


Charles M. Hackett 




Swepsonville 


Lawrence A. Green 





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Union Grove 


Henry B.Grant, Jr. 


PM 


Walnut Grove 


(D.H. Schantz.Jr.) 


SLP 


Whitney Cross 


F.C.Hinshaw,Jr. 




Yanceyville 


Joe D. Lister 





DURHAM DISTRICT — 51 
CHARLES H. MERCER, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT 

1002 West Knox Street, Durham, NC 27701 



Ailensviile-Trinity 


Bobby L. Privette 


PM 


Andrews-Soapstone 


Randy L. Wall 


PM 


Bahama: Mt. Bethel 


Grady L. Kinley 




Banks-Grove Hill 


Quentin E. Scholtz, III 




Brooksdale-Brookland 


M.L. Barber 




Butner: Community 


W.M.Gardner 


PM 


Concord 


T.G. Holtsclaw 




Creedmoor 


Henry N. Lovelace 




Durham: 






Aldersgate 


Robert L. Wallace 




Asbury 


R.C. Mooney,Jr. 




Asbury Temple 


(Gregory V. Palmer) 


SLP 


Bethany 


Roger V. Elliott 




Branson 


(Robert E. Friend, Jr.) 


SLP 


Calvary 


Frank L Lloyd, Jr. 




Carr 


Ralph L. Fleming 




Duke Memorial 


Edward F. Smith 




Duke's Chapel 


M.H.Gilbert 




Epworth 


W.D.Sabiston, III 




Glendale Heights 


R. Bruce Pate 




Lakewood 


C.H. Hutchinson 




McMannen 


G.P.Phinips,III 




Parkwood 


Jerry J. Juren 




Pleasant Green 


W.R. Pinner 


PM 


St. Paul 


William V. Taylor 




Trinity 


F. Belton Joyner, Jr. 




Associate 


W.T.Cottingham,III 




Wellons-Bethesda- 


J. Harvey Estes 




Maybrook-Massey 


GaylaG.Estes 




Ellis Chapel 


F.L. Alexander 


PM 


Fletcher's Chapel 


John W. Ruth 




Granville Circuit 


(S.C. Porter) 


SLP 


Granville-Vance 


Albert Shuler 


PM 


Henderson: 






City Road 


Neil E.Smith 


PM 


First 


S.D. McMillan, Jr. 




Associate 


Robert K. Smith 


PM 


White Memorial 


L.R. Mason, Jr. 




Lea's Chapel-Warren's Grove 


: (Allen Weller) 


SLP 


Mt. Sylvan 


W.S.Teague 




Mt. Tabor-Riverview 


(Roger L.Crim) 


SLP 


Mt. Tirzah-Helena 


George D^ Pappendick 


PM 


Mt. Zion 


Danny G.Allen 




Oak Grove 


Kelly J. Wilson, III 




Oxford 


R. Harry Jordan 





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Oxford Circuit 


(John W. Yount) 


SLP 


Rehoboth-Harris Chapel 


J.R. Lancaster, Jr. 




Rougemont 


Charles K. Moseley 


PM 


Roxboro: 






Ca-Ve! 


(Michael B. Simmons) 


SLP 


Grace 


Edward F. Bogie 




Longhurst 


Tommy G. Privette 


PM 


Long Memorial 


Charles M. Smith 




Salem 


Charles M. Herring 




Stem-Bullock 


(Bruce M. Jones) 


SLP 


Tabernacle-Marrow's Chapi 


;1 (W. Douglas Lamb) 


AM 



ELIZABETH CITY DISTRICT — 35 
NORWOOD L. JONES, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT 
P.O. Box 1662, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 



Ahoskie 


Lawrence E. Lugar 




Albemarle 


Ray Thomas Gooch 




Aulander 


M.L. Funkhouser, Jr. 




Chowan 


James F. Langston 




Creswell 


(Roy L. Matthews) 


FTLP 


Currituck 


C.E. O'Briant 




Edenton 


R.R. Biankenhorn 




Elizabeth City: 






City Road 


John H. Crum 




First 


C.Clyde Tucker, Jr. 




Associate 


Paul T. Stallsworth 


PM 


Riverside 


William M. Presnell 




Gatesville 


Berry O. Barbour 




Harrellsville 


To Be Supplied 




Hatteras 


Jesse C. Staton, Jr. 




Hertford 


Amos H. Stone 




Kinnakeet 


J.M.Miller, Jr. 


PM 


Manns Harbor-Stumpy Point 






East Lake 


(H.L.Martin) 


AM 


Manteo 


M.W.Warren, Jr. 




Moyock 


Albert N. Gore, Jr. 




Murfreesboro 


Jack M. Hunter 




New Hope- Woodland 


Roy O. Burgess 




Newland-Grace 


(J.W. Hicks, Jr.) 


AM 


North Gates 


To Be Supplied 




Ocracoke 


James E. Creech 




Outer Banks Parish 


W.C. Simpson, Jr. 




Pasquotank 


Charles E. McKenzie 




Perkins 


(Charles C.Smith) 


FTLP 


Perquimans 


(C.Arthur Wall) 


FTLP 


Pilmoor Memorial 


Judi J. Smith 




Plymouth 


Julian W. Scott 




South Camden 


Lynwood C. Boyette 




South Mills 


(Robert E. Rattz) 


AM 


Tyrrell 


(Fred F. Dillon) 


AM 


Union-Newbegun 


(E.H. Overman) 


FTLP 


Wanchese 


Jerry A. Jackson 


PM 


Windsor 


JohnT. Maides 





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FAYETTEVILLE DISTRICT — 47 
PAUL CARRUTH, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT — 1 

1911 Raeford Road, Fayetteville, NC 28305 



Angler 
Ginton: 


John E. Harwood, Jr. 




First 


A.D.ByrdJr. 




Grace 


E.M.Gunter 




Clinton Circuit 


H.W. Burnside, Jr. 


PM 


Coats 


(Thomas G. Melvin) 


SEP 


Coharie Mission 


(James L. Jacobs) 


FTLP 


Cotton 


(Earl-D. Martin) 


PTLP 


Cumberland 


J.MiltonHadley,Jr. 




Dunn: Divine Street 


Thomas E. Loftis 




Erwin 


W. Edward Barber 




Fayetteville: 






Calvary 


(Lester Sessoms, Jr.) 


SEP 


Camp Ground 


Vassar W. Jones 




Christ 


Charles L. Pollock 




Culbreth Memorial 


W. Eric Carson 




Gardners 


Stephen E. Young 




Haymount 


PaulG. Bunn 




Associate 


Ralph C. Waters 


PM 


Hay Street 


Charles V. Bryant 




John Wesley 


David R. Dunlap 




Johnson Memorial 


William F. Cox, Jr. 




Person Street 


Michael L. Hale 




St. Andrews 


H.A.Soderberg 




St. Matthews 


J. Earl Richardson 




Salem 


W.E.Tisdale 




Trinity 


(Charles R. Pittman) 


PTLP 


Victory 


George F. Blanchard 




Wesley Heights 


Nancy R. Best 




Goshen-Keener 


J.J. Grimes 




Hope Mills 


Samuel H. Brown 




Hopewell 


Richard C. Vaughan 




Kipling-Cokesbury 


George C.Smith 




Leslie 


(Amos L. Laine) 


PTLP 


Lillington 


Robert F. Bundy 




Linden: Parkers Grove 


(John L. Crow) 


PTLP 


Mamers 


(John G.Olive) 


AM 


Associate 


Pearl G. West 


PM 


Marvin 


(R.W.Barwick) 


SEP 


Mt. Moriah 


(W.Arthur Warren) 


PTLP 


Newton Grove 


John R. Rummell 


PM 


Raeford: 






First 


Kelly J. Wilson, Jr. 




Hoke 


T.D. Hoogerland 




Roseboro 


Jean L. Hood 




Salemburg 


Stephen B. Hall 


PM 


South River 


Carrie W. Parrish 


PTLP 


Spring Hill 


Denny C. Wise 




Spring Lake 


A.C. Edens, Jr. 




Stedman 


Henry W.Lee 




Tabor 


To Be Supplied 




(Walter E. Smith) 






Wesley-Black's Chapel 


(Benny Ray Melvin) 


SEP 



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GOLDSBORO DISTRICT — 45 
J. PAUL EDWARDS, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT 

617 Banks Avenue, Goldsboro, NC 27530 



Benson 


D. Morrill Tyson 




2 


Beston 


(Jere A. Rouse) 


PTLP 


16 


Belhel-Rones 


(Daniel M. Forbes, Jr.) 


AM 




Brogden-Falling Creek 


Henry G.Jinnette 






Browning-Smith 


P.C. Yelverton 






Corinth-Antioch 


(Leon E. Hill) 


AM 




Eureka-Yeiverton 


Forrest D. Lamneck 






Faison 


(David A. Eubank) 


SLP 




Four Oaks 


J.B. Helms, Jr. 


PM 




Fremont 


Jack M. Benfield 






Garris Chapel 


C. McGee Creech 






Goldsboro: 








Airboro 


(W.H. Farmer) 


AM 




Daniels 


W.R.Crowder 






New Hope 


J. Lloyd Spencer 






Pine Forest 


Dennis M. Adams 






Providence 


Samuel L.Wood 






St. John 


(Thomas B. Bacote) 


PTLP 




St. Luke 


Nathan H. Byrd 






St. Paul 


W.J.Neese 






Associate 


David R. Grissom 






Salem 


(R.L.Turnage, Jr.) 


FTLP 




Institute 


J.E. Sponenberg 






Jerusalem- Bethel 


W. Clark Barfield 






Kenansville Parish 


J.C. Stokes, Jr. 






Kenly-Buckhorn 


Weyland S.Burns 






LaGrange 


Robert C.FIynn 






Magnolia 


(Everette E. Bryan) 


AM 




Micro-Fellowship 


B.R. McCullen 






Mt. Olive: First 


L.T. Wilson 






Pikeville-Mt.Carmel 


C. Graham Nickens 






Pine Level 


R. Russell Blake 


PM 




Princeton 


John M. Roberts 






Rose Hill 


Joseph K. Bostick 






Saulston-Jefferson 


James E. Sutton 






Selma: 








Brietz 


(R.G. Gurley) 






Edgerton 


R.M.Poulk 






Seven Springs 


(QttoH.C. Hardt) 


SLP 




Smithfield: 








Asbury 


(Danny H. Blackman) 


PTLP 




Centenary 


Ben H.Wilson, in 






Whitley 


Gladys R. Williford 






Trinity 


Chester D. Brown 






Turkey-Friendship 


(Bobby L.Jordan) 


FTLP 




Wallace 


P.D. Midgett, III 






Warsaw 


John D. Aycock 






Wayne Circuit 


(Leon Lewis, Jr.) 


FTLP 




Zion 


(Linwood S. Jones) 


PTLP 





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GREENVILLE DISTRICT — 41 
R.T. COMMANDER, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT — 4 

101 Martinsborough Road, Greenville, NC 27834 



Aurora 


To Be Supplied 




Ayden 


Travis W. Owen 




Bath 


Oscar S. Williams 


RS 


Belhaven: Trinity 


Clarence L. Warren 




Bell Arthur 


(H.M. Hunnings) 


AM 


Bethel 


JE.J. Bedsworth 




Farmville 


Clyde H. Dunn 




Greenville: 






Holy Trinity 


Glen A. Holm 




Jarvis Memorial 


James H. Bailey 




Associate 


David J. Goehring 


PM 


Associate 


Carol W. Goehring 


PM 


St. James 


M. Dewey Tyson 




Grifton 


Don Lee Harris 




Grimesland 


(Julian D. Huffman) 


SLP 


Hobgood 


(Haywood A. Smith) 


PM 


Holly Springs 


(Howard W. Haskell) 


PTLP 


Hookerton 


Irving E. Cook 




Jamesville 


Daniel C. Boone 


RS 


Kinston: 






Queen Street 


Kermit L. Braswell 




Associate 


Robert D. O'Keef 




St. Mark-Woodington 


W.W, Gaskins, Jr. 


PM 


Westminster 


Billy M. Garden 




Kinston Circuit 


(John D. Long) 


AM 


Lane's Chapel 


(Daniel P. Powers) 


PTLP 


Mattamuskeet 


(Wilbur C.Ormond) 


PTLP 


Maury-Mt. Herman 


(Wallace B.Lewis) 


AM 


Monk-Walstonburg 


(Harley M.Owens) 


FTLP 


Noble's Chapel 


(D.R. Woodworth) 


PTLP 


Pink Hill 


E.D. Stanfield 




Rainbow 


Daniel D. Bowman 




Robersonville 


W.M.Wells, Jr. 




Salem 


James G. Lupton 




Snow Hill: Calvary 


Clingman C. Capps 




Stantonsburg 


(W. Nelson Fulford) 


AM 


Stokes 


(Glenn B. Everett) 


SLP 


Swan Quarter 


Nevin D. Snyder 




Vanceboro 


Claude T.Wilson 




Vance boro Circuit 


Steven A. Hickle 




Washington: 






Asbury 


(Jonathan C. Hill) 


FTLP 


First 


F. Odell Walker 




Washington Circuit 


(Robert F. Randalls) 


FTLP 


Webb Chapel 


(Francis G. Bryans) 


PTLP 


Wesley 


(James R. Howard, IV) 


SLP 


Williamston 


Wallace M.Ellis 





228 



NEW BERN DISTRICT — 41 
R.W. PONDER, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT 
P.O. Box 2425, New Bern, NC 28560 



Asbury-Tuscarora 


Roger D. Cope 


PM 




Atlantic 


(E.F. Seymour) 


AM 




Beaufort: Ann Street 


Douglas L. Byrd 






Beech Grove 


John D. Butson 






Belgrade-Tabernacle 


Maurice E. Nason 


PM 




Bridgeton 


(George W. Campbell) 


PTLP 




Cedar Island 


(Jack M. Morrill) 


FTLP 




Core Creek 


To Be Supplied 






Dover 


(Herbert F. Home) 


FTLP 




Markers Island 


(George B. Eubanks) 


AM 




Harlowe-Oak Grove 


Homer E. Morris 


PM 




Havelock: 








Cherry Point 


(Richard C.Hill) 


AM 




First 


H.Charles Davis 






Hubert 


J. Sidney Epperson 






Jacksonville: 








Northwoods 


E.L. Earnhardt 






Trinity 


J.B. Parvin 






Associate 


Marshall R. Old 






Marshallberg-Smyrna 


(Richard F. Lewis) 


AM 




Maysville 


W.W. Wells, Jr. 






Midway-Bethlehem 


Gordon E. Allen, Jr. 






Morehead City: 








First 


James C.P. Brown 






Franklin Memorial 


H.F. Crawley 






St. Peter's-Broad Creek 


(Charles I. Umstead) 


AM 




New Bern: 








Centenary 


E.R. Porter 






Garber 


William H.Gattis 






Riverside 


H.G.Quigley 






Trinity 


Billy F. Seate 






Newport: St. James 


H.L. McLaurin 






Oriental 


(David E. Lupton) 


PTLP 




Pamlico Parish 


Jesse C. Staton 






Associate 


E.P. Armstrong 






Associate 


Walter C. Feltman 


RS 




Pollocks vi lie 


Leonard F. Doucette 






Richlands 


Henry A. Bizzell 






Richlands Circuit 


(Jerry T. Lewis) 


SLP 




Riverdale 


(B. Fallon Melvin) 


PTLP 




Salter Path 


(Foster L. Reynolds) 


FTLP 


14 


Shady Grove 


Ronald D. Cyr 






Sneads Ferry 


Samuel W. Dixon, Jr. 






Straits-North River 


Wayne E. Thomas 






Swansboro 


Robert F. Moore 






Trenton 


(Bobby E.Smith 


FTLP 




Verona 


(Jerry Dean Lewis) 


PTLP 




Williston-Sea Level-Stacy 


Ted C. Garrett 


PM 





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RALEIGH DISTRICT — 52 
W.B. PETTEWAY, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT 
P.O. Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605 



Apex 


W.E. Privette 




Bethlehem-Shady Grove 


(John M. Bowman) 


SLP 


Cary: 






First 


Tommy M. Faggart 




White Plains 


J. Thomas Smith 




Clayton 


Jerry T. Smith 




Ebenezer 


C.O.Wiggins 




Franklin 


Ronald K.Paige 


PM 


Franklinton 


R. Norman Knight 




Fuquay-Varina 


W. Allen Wentz 




Garner: 






First 


George W. Johnson 




St. Andrews 


Lawrence J. Bridges 




Gillburg 


(Charles Pullins) 


SLP 


Hollands 


John C. Andrews 




Holly Springs 


R. Keith Glover 




Jerusalem-Zion 


Robert K. Carruth 


PM 


Knightdale 


H. Robert Warren 




Louisburg 


H.A. Phillips, Jr. 




Louisburg Circuit 


Lionel C. Swink 




Macon 


Floyd R. Morrow, Jr. 


PM 


Middleburg 


Michael W. Safiey 




Mt. Carmel 


(James L. Reavis) 


SLP 


Mt.Zion 


W.M. Jeffries 




Noriina 


(Curtis W. Campbell) 


FTLP 


Plank Chapel 


James A. Williams 




Raleigh: 






Benson Memorial 


Brian G. Gentle 




Cokesbury 


Roosevelt Wilkerson, Jr. 


PM 


Edenton Street 


Wallace H. Kirby 




Associate 


M.O. Stephenson 




Associate 


Guy V. Soule, Jr. 


PM 


Fairmont 


Rufus H. Stark, II 




Hayes Barton 


F. Owen Fitzgerald 




Associate 


J. Cameron West, Jr. 


PM 


Highland 


Jack L. Hunter 




Associate 


Neil H. Thompson 




Jenkins Memorial 


Scott T.Wilkinson 


PM 


Layden Memorial 


H.T. Ferguson 




Longview 


Robert F. McKee 




Macedonia 


J.C. Loy 




Millbrook 


Robert L. Bame 




North Raleigh 


H.S. Huggins, III 




Pleasant Grove 


F.C. Bradshaw 




St. James 


John H.White 




St. Marks 


J. MalloyOwen, III 




Associate 


David E. Brownlee 


PM 


Trinity 


H.M.Chrismon 




Wesley Memorial 


W.C.Spencer, Jr. 




Westover 


Kenneth B. Sexton 




Wilson Temple 


Theodore V. Carter 




Wynnewood Park 


Douglas E. Fox 





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Trinity (Franklin Co.) 


Charles J. Robl 


PM 


Union Ciiapel 


R.H. Methvin 




Vance 


R. Keith Nanney 


PM 


Wake Forest 


John K. Young 




Warren 


Dennis P. Levin 


PM 



Warrenton: Wesley Memorial Charles E. Owens 
Wendell Samuel S. Moore 

Zebulon Lovell R. Aills 



ROCKINGHAM DISTRICT — 48 
JOSEPH B. BETHEA, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT 
P.O. Box 629, Rockingham, NC 28379 



Bethesda 


Virgil B. Huffman 




Caledonia 


William E.Clements 




Collins Chapel- Philadelphus 


(Wilton R.Cummings) 


PTLP 


Cordova 


(Jefferson W. Davis) 


FTLP 


Ellerbe 


(George M. Marsh, Jr.) 


AM 


Fairmont: Trinity 


N.B.Hill, Jr. 




Hamlet: 






Fellowship 


David B. Merriman 




First 


Lester P. Jackson 




Associate 


H. William Green 


PM 


St. Peter 


Thurman McLean 


PM 


Hoffman 


J.F. Sawyer 


RS 


Jerusalem-St. Peter 


(Willie G.Gholston) 


SLP 


Laurel Hill 


Charles H. Mewborn 




Laurinburg: 






Central 


(J. Quenton Covington) 


SLP 


First 


Troy J. Barrett 




Galilee 


S.L. Townsend 




St. Luke 


James C. Lee 




Lumberton: 






Asbury-Pineview 


Nicholas T. Cucare 




Chestnut Street 


Herman S. Winberry 




Mt. Olive-Millers Chapel 


(J.F. Cummings) 


PTLP 


Lumberton Circuit 


Alan C.Gibson 


PM 


Maxton: 






St. George-Piney Grove 


Oscar M.Graham 




St. Paul 


(F.W. Fraley) 


AM 


Mt.Zion-Wall's Chapel 


To be Supplied 
(Jesse Brunson) 




Norman 


(DonnieG. Davis) 


AM 


Parkton 


Kenneth E. Beane 




Pembroke: 






Ashpole-Pleasant Grove 


(S. Dufrene Cummings) 


SLP 


First-Calvary 


L. Ray Sparrow 




Pembroke Circuit 


(R.A. Fairley) 


PTLP 


Philadelphia-Cool Springs 


(Robert L. Davis) 


PTLP 


Prospect 






Prospect: Fairview- 






Hickory Grove 


(T.R.Brady, Jr.) 


PTLP 



231 



Red Springs: 








Rhyne Memorial 


James H. Shiver 


RS 


6 


Trinity 


Kermit R.Wheeler 




3 


Robeson County Cooperative 








Ministry 


Simeon F. Cummings 




1 


Rockingham: 








East 


Rodney G. Hamm 


PM 


1 


First 


A.P.Hill, Jr. 




4 


Associate 


Malcolm C.Willingham 


PM 


2 


Glenwood 


James H. Harris, Jr. 




1 


Pee Dee 


Robert J. Rudd 




4 


Roberdei 


Leonard E. Mayo 




1 


St. Paul-Beaver Dam 


(W.C.Townsend,Jr.) 


SLP 


1 


Trinity-Zion 


David L. Harvin 




2 


West 


Lee A. Phillips 




11 


Rowland: 








Cedar Grove-Salem 


(E.M. McNair) 


FTLP 


6 


Associate 


Lucile Anderson 


PTLP 


2 


First 


Alvin J. Morris 




3 


St. John-Gibson 


RuthM. Harper 


PM 


2 


Si. Pauls 


A.B.Falls, Jr. 




1 


Sneads Grove 


Robert W. Atchley 




3 


Tabernacle 


(Don M.Dawkins) 


PTLP 


2 



ROCKY MOUNT DISTRICT — 47 
JOHN M. CLINE, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT 

3621 Sheffield Drive, Rocky Mount, NC 27801 



Bailey 


John E.Williams 




Battleboro 


(Earl W. Cochran) 


SLP 


Bethesda-Hollister 


John T.Smith 


RS 


Calvary 


(Francis Daniels) 


SLP 


Conway 


Gerry G. Davis 


PM 


Elm City 


James R. Oliver 




Enfield 


Carlton F. Hirschi 




Evansdale-Black Creek 


WadeA. Mullikin 




Gaston 


Fred E. Roberts 


PM 


Halifax 


C.R. Hollowell 




Hawkins-Tabor 


(Ralph M.Hill) 


AM 


Homes 


Dennis M. Goodwin 


PM 


Littleton 


J. Neal Salter, Jr. 


PM 


Lucama-Sims 


H. Warren Casiday 


PM 


Milwaukee 


Vance C. Way 




Mount Pleasant 


Sidney G. Boone 


RS 


Mount Zion 


Johnny H. Branch 


PM 


Nash 


To be Supplied 
(Paul L. Burke) 




Nashville 


Charles K. Morrison 




Northampton 


H. Worth Pearce 




Pinetops-Conetoe 


G. Lloyd Edge 




Red Oak 


Rick A. Moser 





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Rich Square 


Michael B. Hobbs 


PM 


Roanoke 


John D.Mitchell 




Roanoke Rapids 






First 


Thomas A. Collins 




Rosemary 


Robert M. Drew 




Rocky Mount: 






Clark Street 


(R.M.Smithson) 


AM 


Englewood 


RalphI.Epps 




First 


Christian White 




Minister of Education 


Rachel T. Moser 




Marvin 


George D. Speake 


PM 


St. Paul 


(Charles M. Rector) 


AM 


Sandy Cross 


M.E. Sluder-Jordan 




Scotland Neck 


Lewis A. Dillman 




Seaboard 


G. Ronald Patton 


PM 


Smith 


Don P. Lee 




Spring-Garysburg 


To be Supplied 
(E.N. Lindblade,Jr.) 




Spring Hope 


Terry A. Bryant 




Tarboro: 






Hart 


(H. Groves Barnes) 


PTLP 


St. James 


Caswell E. Shaw 




Temperance Hall-McKendree 


; Michael A. Davis 


PM 


Weldon 


Brooks Patten 




West Halifax 


(W. Morgan Speer) 


SLP 


Whitakers 


H. Wayne Grigg 




Wilson: 






First 


H. Langill Watson 




Associate 


Linwood E. Blackburn 




West Nash 


Bruce D. Taylor 




Winstead 


Robert W. Morgan 




Woodland 


Richard D. Shannonhouse 


PM 



SANFORD DISTRICT — 43 
CLYDE G. McCARVER, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT 

905 Spring Lane, Sanford, NC 27330 



Aberdeen 


Roberts. Pullman 




Asbury-Bethlehem 


(Stephen B. Rhoades 


SLP 


Biscoe 


James W. Hamilton 




Bonlee 


Robert H. Ray 


PM 


Broadway 


(C. Dubois Schutt) 


SLP 


Bynum 


(J.R.Hebel) 


SLP 


Candor 


A.M. Cameron 




Carthage 


D.D. Jessee 




Center 


J.W.Caviness,Jr. 


PM 


Chatham-Zion 


Mary L. Von Canon 


PM 


Glendon 


David R. McKay 




Goldston 


Robert B. Storrs 




Jones Chapel-Hickory 






Mountain 


(K.R. Worthington) 


SLP 


Lemon Springs 


W.Hoyt Cheek 




Lovejoy-Macedonia 


(R.V. Hardison,Jr.) 


FTLP 


Merritts-Ebenezer 


(Henry D.Cribb, Jr.) 


SLP 


Moncure 


Wesley F. Brown 





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233 



Morris Chapel 


(Ronald A. Stanley) 


SLP 


Mt. Gilead: First 


A.W. Winstead 




Mt. Pleasant-Grove-Chapel 


J. Chris Wilson 




Pekin 


(Virgil L. Free) 


FTLP 


Pinebluff 


L.C. Bissette 




Piney Grove-Hickory Grove 


(Gordon T. Hanford) 


FTLP 


Pittsboro: First 


Murry L. DeHart 




Pittsboro Circuit 


(Russell R. Knowles) 


AM 


Pleasant Hill 


Clarence Garner 




Poplar Springs-Memphis 


(Kenneth Phelps) 


SLP 


Robbins 


O.W. Watson 




Sandhills 


(William F. Willims) 


SLP 


Sanford: 






Jonesboro 


Ben C. Rouse 




St. Luke 


Harold Letherman 




Associate 


Leland Jan Fogieman 


PM 


Trinity 


C.S. Hubbard 


RS 


Sanford Circuit 


(Leroy Spells) 


PTLP 


Siler City: 






First 


W.C. Teachey 




West End 


David R. Atwood 


PM 


Silk Hope 


Robert A. MacLean 




Smyrna 


Roger E. Thompson 




Southern Pines 


Johns. Paschal 




Star 


(EmmitC. McCall) 


AM 


Troy: Trinity 


W. Everette Eason 




Troy Circuit 


David M. Lewis 




Vass 


J.C. Parker 




West End 


Harold T. Pickett 





WILMINGTON DISTRICT — 43 
JAMES A. AUMAN, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT 

2201 Lynnwood Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403 



Bethel-Lebanon 


(Clayton Z. Price) 


FTLP 


3 


Bladen 


(Maurice Lancaster) 


SLP 


2 


Bolivia 


(Howard A. Elam) 


FTLP 


4 


Bolton-Shiloh 


(John T. Led ford) 


FTLP 


1 


Burgaw 


Argel H. Payne 




4 


Carolina Beach 


(G.R. Massey) 


AM 


1 


Carver's Creek 


(Johnnie S. Huggins) 


AM 


5 


Chadbo urn -Evergreen 


Joseph W. Forbes 




2 


Clarkton-Bluefield 


H.L. Tenney 




2 


Dublin 


W.Kenneth Hall 


PM 


1 


Elizabethtown 


H. Fred Davis 


PM 


19 


Fair Bluff-Cerro Gordo 


(L.Graham Royall) 


AM 


5 


Garland 


(William R. King) 


FTLP 


3 


Hallsboro 


C.B. Hicks 




3 


Hampstead 


(C. Evette Price, Jr.) 


FTLP 


7 


Harrells: Centenary 


(Roger D. Paxton) 


PTLP 


2 


Lake Waccamaw 


CM. Litzenberger 




1 



234 



Ocean View 


James L. Hobbs 




2 


Old Dock 


(J. Rodney Lane, Jr.) 


FTLP 


1 


Riegelwood 


F.D. Hedden 


RS 




Rocky Point 


(E.C. Batchelor) 


FTLP 




Scott's Hill 


Ben F. Musser 


RS 




Shallotte: Camp 


David L. Moe 






Shallotte Circuit 


(Tracie Varnum) 


FTLP 


11 


Southport 


J. Claude Chaffin 






Tabor City 


James L. Summey 






Town Creek 


(Jimmy RayTatum) 


SLP 




Wesley's Chapel 


E.C. Lancaster 






Westview 


Clyde S. Boggs 


RS 




Whiteviile 


Paul W.Boone 






Whiteville Circuit 


(Douglas C.Butts) 


FTLP 




Wilmington: 








Devon Park 


John H. Parrish 


RS 




Ep worth 


(Charles J. Hause) 


PTLP 




Fifth Avenue 


R. Leon Crossno 






Grace 


E.M. Thompson, Jr. 






Oleander 


A.L. Wesley, Jr. 






Pine Valley 


Paul B. Scott 






St. John-Smith Chapel 


(William Cummings) 






Sunset Park 


J. David Jones 






Trinity 


Milton T. Mann 






Wesley Memorial 


M.Randall Baker 






Associate 


Jo-Ann M. Oulton 






Wrightsboro 


L.M.Peele,Jr. 


PM 




Wrightsville Beach 


Robert C. Redmond 







APPOINTMENTS BEYOND THE LOCAL CHURCH 

( ) Indicates District to Which Related 

A. Appointments within the connectional structure of United Methodism: 
Baldridge, Robert L. (RA) — Coordinator, Leadership Develop 

ment and Adult Work, Conference Council on Ministries; 

Raleigh: Highland CC 
Bergland, John K. (DU) — Associate Dean for Development, 

Divinity SchooL, Duke University; Durham: Trinity CC 
Cameron, Hugh H. (RA) — Coordinator, Children's Ministry and 

Camping, Conference Council on Ministries; Raleigh: Hayes 

Barton CC 
Cushman, Robert E. (DU) — Professor, Divinity School, Duke Uni- 
versity; Durham: Trinity CC 
Farmer, John A. (NB) — Director, Camp Don Lee: Pamlico Parish 

CC 
Grill, C. Franklin (RA) — Coordinator of Resources, Conference 

Council on Ministries; Raleigh: Hayes Barton CC 
Ingram, O. Kelly (DU) — Professor, Divinity School, Duke 

University; Durham: Trinity CC 

235 



King, A. Kimsey (DU) — Administrator, The Methodist Retirement 

Home of Durham; Durham: Epworth CC 
Little, Brooks B. (DU) — Director, SEJ Commission on Archives 

and History; Durham: Bethany CC 
Miller, James H., Jr. (RA) — Director, Conference Council on 

Ministries; Raleigh: CC 

Mickey, Paul A. (DU) — Associate Professor, Divinity School, 

Duke University; Durham: Trinity CC 
Morrison, J. Edward (RA) — Coordinator, Youth Ministry and 

Social Concerns, Conference Council on Ministries: Raleigh: 

Edenton Street CC 
McCallum, James H. (RA) — Coordinator, Outreach Ministries, 

Conference Council on Ministries; Raleigh: Benson Memorial 

CC 
Richey, Russell E. (DU) — Associate Professor, Theological School, 

Drew University; Durham: Trinity CC 
Robinson, Charles K. (DU) — Associate Professor, Divinity School, 

Duke University; Durham: Asbury Temple CC 
Sherman, William W., Jr. (RA) — Coordinator of Ministerial Re- 
lations, Conference Council on Ministries: Raleigh: 

CC 
Simonton, C. Al (RO) — Editor, NORTH CAROLINA CHRIS- 
TIAN ADVOCATE; Lumberton: Chestnut Street CC 
Steinmetz, David C. (DU) — Associate Professor, Divinity School, 

Duke University; Durham: Trinity CC 
Vereen, LaFon C. (RO) — Administrator, Wesley Pines Retirement 

Home, Lumberton; Lumberton: Chestnut Street CC 
Vick, T. Marvin, Jr. (RA) — Administrator, The Methodist Home 

for Children: Raleigh: Jenkins Memorial CC 
Wilson, Robert L. (DU) — Research Professor, Church and Society, 

Divinity School, Duke University; Durham: Epworth CC 



B. Appointments to extension ministries: 

Aiken, Michael L. (FA) — Director, Fayetteville Urban Ministry; 
Fayetteville: Hay Street CC 

Aitken, P. Wesley (DU) ~ Chaplain, Medical Center, Duke Uni- 
versity; Durham: Duke Memorial CC 

Alexander, J.C., Jr. (BU) — Associate Professor, Western Carolina 
University; Chapel Hill: Aldersgate CC 

Ballance, Bernice (FA) — Deaconess, Church and Community 
Worker, Harnett County; Lillington CC 

Ballance, Ethelynde (FA) — Deaconess, Director of Christian Edu- 
cation; Raeford: First CC 
236 



Beeson, Gilbert W., Jr. (RO) — Chaplain, U.S. Air Force; Fay- 
etteville Camp Ground 

Black, Bobby C. (DU) — Chaplain, U.S. Air Force: Durham: 
Aldersgate CC 

Blue, John R. (DU) — Chaplain, VA Hospital; Mt. Sylvan CC 

Bradley, David G. (DU) — Professor, Department of Religion, 
Duke University; Durham: Duke Memorial CC 

Brown, Philip S. (SA) — Executive Director, Episcopal Home for 
the Ageing, Southern Pines; Southern Pines CC 

Browning, Paul C. (NB) — Administrator, Wesley Manor and Wes- 
ley Homestead, Ocean City, NJ; Morehead City: First CC 

Bryan, James L. (WI) — Chaplain, U.S. Army; Ocean View CC 

Cameron, Mary C. (RO) — Deaconess (Retired), Robeson County 
Church and Community Center; Sandy Plains CC 

Campbell, Dennis M. (DU) — Assistant Professor and Chaplain, 
Converse College; Durham: Trinity CC 

Caudill, Charles C. (RA) — Chaplain, U.S. Air Force; Fuquay- 
Varina CC 

Chandler, Daniel Ross (DU) — Assistant Professor, Rutgers Uni- 
versity, New Brunswick, NJ; Durham: Asbury CC 

Chandler, George P. (FA) — Professor, Columbia College, Colum- 
bia, SC; Fayetteville: Hay Street CC 

Cherry, Corbin L. (EC) — Chaplain, VA Hospital; Hertford: First 
CC 

Cottingham, John G. (SA) — Chaplain, U.S. Army; Goldston CC 

Cox, Richard Lewis (DU) — Dean of Students, Duke University; 
Durham: Trinity CC 

Crotwell, Helen G. (DU) — Associate Minister to Duke Univer- 
sity: Durham: Trinity CC 

Daniel, David E. (RA) — President, Wilkes Community College; 
Louisburg CC 

Daniels, Franklin D. (RA) — Chaplain, U.S. Army;Raleigh: Eden- 
ton Street CC 

Davis, Thomas Crawley, III AM (DU) — Campus Minister, 
Duke University Parish Ministry; Durham: Duke Memorial CC 

Fisher, Albert F. (DU) — Director, Rural Church Section, The 
Duke Endowment; Durham: Epworth CC 

Frazier, Kenneth E. (RA) — Chaplain, St. Elizabeths Hospital, 
Washington, DC; Raleigh: Wilson Temple CC 

Fulcher, Thomas O. (GR) — Associate Dean, Lenoir Community 
College; Kinston: Queen Street CC 

Garrison, J.W. (RA) — Missionary to Brazil; Raleigh: Edenton 
Street CC 

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Glass, J. Conrad, Jr. (RA) — Associate Professor, North Carolina 

State University; Raleigh: St. James CC 
Goldfinch, A.E., Jr. (RA) — Teacher, Colegio Metodista, San 

Jose, Costa Rica; Raleigh: Jenkins Memorial CC 

Granger, Paul D. (FA) — Campus Minister, Methodist College: 
Fayetteville: CC 

Gum, Donald F. (BU) — Director of Pastoral Care, Greens- 
boro College and Wesley Long Community Hospital: Bethel CC 

Harris, Robert G., Jr. (DU) — Chaplain, VA Center; Durham: 
Parkwood CC 

Hobbs, John W. (DU) — Approved Evangd\sV,Carrboro CC 

Hodgin, H.H., Jr. (BU) — Administrative Assistant to Dean of 
Instruction, Rockingham Community College; Mt. Herman CC 

Jernigan, Julius O. (RM) — Chaplain, VA Hospital; Spring Hope 
CC 

Johnson, C. Reginald (GR) — Assistant Professor and Director 
of Supervised Ministries, Asbury College, Wilmore, KY; Green- 
ville: Jarvis Mem. CC 

Johnson, Harvey B. (BU) — Administrator and Chaplain, Mor- 
avian Home, Inc.; Graham: First CC 

Johnson, Robert L. (BU) — Director, Southern Regional Office, 
National Institute of Campus Ministries; Chapel Hill: Univer- 
sity CC 

Jones, Barney L. (DU) — Professor, Department of Religion, Duke 
University; Durham: Duke Memorial CC 

Joyce, David C. PM (NB) — Area Coordinator, Living/Learning 
Center, Elon College; Swansboro CC 

Knott, T. Garland (FA) — Professor, Methodist College; Fayette- 
ville: Hay Street CC 

Leeland, Paul L. (DU) — Director of Pastoral Care, Atlanta, GA; 
Durham: Trinity CC 

Lowdermilk, William P. (FA) Vice President, Methodist College; 
Fayetteville: Hay Street CC 

Maddry, Hubert A., Jr. (DU) — Chaplain, VA Hospital; Durham 
Asbury CC 

Maness, Tracy A. (FA) — Chaplain, U.S. Army; Fayetteville: Hay 
Street CC 

Mangum, Robert L. (RO) Executive Director, Robeson County 
Church and Community Center; Pembroke: First-Calvary CC 

Mann, William J. (RA) — Campus Minister, North Carolina State 

University; Raleigh: Fairmont CC 
Megill, George C. (GO) — Missionary to Brazil; Goldsbort: St. 

Luke CC 



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Mitchell, C. Maness (RA) — Managing Director, Methodist Min- 
isters Credit Union; Raleigh: Weslover CC 

Moore, Jack W. (RM)— Professor, North Carolina Wesleyan Col- 
lege; Rocky Mount: First CC 

Moorman, Julian P. (RA) — Chaplain, N.C. Department of Cor- 
rections; Raleigh: Benson Memorial CC 

Murphy, Miles, Jr. (RO) — Chaplain, VA Hospital; Red Springs: 
Rhyne Memorial CC 

McDonald, Walter N. (RA) — Professor, Louisburg College; 
Louisburg CC 

Nagel, Donald C. (RA) — Assistant Professor, UNC School of 
Medicine, Asheville; Cary: First CC 

Newman, William W. (RA) — Staff, Migrant and Seasonal Farm- 
workers Association; Apex CC 

Osborn, Robert T. (DU) — Professor, Department of Religion, 
Duke University ;Z)wA-/;am; Asbury Temple CC 

Oxendine, Milford, Jr. PM (RO) — Staff, Robeson County Church 
and Community Center; Prospect CC 

Pearsall, John S. (WI) — Chaplain, VA Hospital; Rocky Point CC 

Peterson, J.L., Jr. (GR) — Professor, Georgia State University, 
Atlanta, GA' Vanceboro CC 

Plyler, L.P. (FA) — Professor, Methodist College; Fayetteville: 
St. Andrews CC 

Pope, T. Arnold (FA) — Professor, Methodist College; Hay St. CC 

Price, Robert E. (RM) — Chaplain, North Carolina Weleyan Col- 
lege; Rocky Mount: Englewood CC 

Purcell, E.G., Jr. (GO) — Associate Professor, Atlantic Christian 
Co\\QgQ;Pikeville-Mt. Carmel CC 

Purkey, Betty (RO) — Church and Community Worker, Robeson 
County Church and Community Center; Sandy Plains CC 

Reed, John E. (DU) — Associate Professor, College of the Ozarks; 
Durham: Maybrook-Massey CC 

Richardson, Allen (WI) — Chaplain, Columbus County Hospital; 
Tabor City CC 

Rickards, James P. (RA) — Staff, Division of Chaplains and Re- 
lated Ministries; Raleigh: Edenton Street CC 

Ricketts, Mac L. (RA) — Professor, Louisburg College; Louisburg 
CC 

Scroggs, Robin J. (RA) — Professor, Chicago Theological Semi- 
nary; Raleigh: Hayes Barton CC 

Sharpe, William G., iv (BU) — Coordinator of Student Activities, 
Elon Co\\QgQ;Burlington: Front Street CC 



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Stafford, Sidney E. (RA) — Chaplain and Professor, Louisburg 
College; Louisburg CC 

Starnes, James A. (WI) — Professor, Southeastern Community Col- 
lege, Whiteville; Whiteville CC 

Starnes, William B. (BU) — Chaplain, U.S. Army; Shiloh CC 

Stokes, John L., Ill (WI) — Assistant to Academic Dean, Univer- 
sity of North Carolina at Wilmington; Wilmington: Wesley 
Memorial CC 

Stone, W. Denver (DU) — Missionary to Malaysia; Durham: Asbury 
Temple CC 

Tyson, Bobby P. (BU) — Approved Evangelist; Carrboro CC 

Tyson, Tommy (BU) — Approved Evangelist; Carrboro CC 

Waggoner, James M. (RA) — Clinical Chaplain, C.A. Dillon School 
Butner; Raleigh: Edenton Street CC 

Warren, James H. (GR) — Professor, Scarritt College; Greenville: 
Jarvis Memorial CC 

Warren, James I., Jr. (RA) — Academic Dean, Scarritt College; 
Raleigh: St. James CC 

Weaver, Walter P. (FA) — Professor, Florida Southern College; 
Fayetteville: Hay Street CC 

Wilson, A.J., III (RA) — Director of Pastoral Services, Moccasin 
Bend Psychiatric Hospital, Chattanooga, TN; Raleigh: Edenton 
Street CC 

Womack, Samuel J., Jr. (FA) — Academic Dean, Methodist Col- 
lege; Fayetteville: Haymount CC 

Woodcock, Eldon G. (DU) — Professor, Nyack College, Nyack, 
NY; Durham: Carr CC 

Woodridge, Oscar B. (RA) — Assistant Chaplain, North Carolina 
State University; Raleigh: Highland CC 

Worley, William E. (SA) — Professor, St. Petersburg Junior Col- 
lege, Clearwater, FL; Goldston CC 

Yow, Thomas S., Ill (RA) — Administrative Assistant to Presi- 
dent, Louisburg College; Louisburg CC 



Other appointments beyond the local church: 

Alexander, Gayle T. (BU) — Clinical Social Worker, Alamance- 
Caswell Mental Health Center; Burlington: Front Street CC 

Byers, Leonard C, II (BU) — Director, Department of Pastoral 
Care, Cleveland Memorial Hospital, Shelby;5'/. Luke's CC 

Danek, Thomas A. (SA) — Administrator for Juvenile Division, 
Administrative Office of the Courts; Pittsboro: First CC 



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Davis, C. Earl (GO) — Alcohol and Drug Consultant, Department 
of Human Resources, State of Georgia; Goldsboro: Providence 
CC 

Desrosiers, Norman A. (DU) — Medical Director, Earle E. Morris 
Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Center, Columbia, SC; Dur- 
ham: Duke Memorial CC 

Dowdy, Melvin D. (DU) — Assistant Director of Pastoral Services, 
Commonwealth Psychiatric Center, Richmond, VA; Roxboro: 
Long Memorial CC 

Draper, H. Dennis, Jr. (RM) — Alcoholism Program Coordinator, 
Halifax Mental Health Center; Spring-Garysburg CC 

Porringer, Julie B. (DU) — Pastoral Counselor, Family Counseling 
Service; Durham: McMannen CC 

Gore, Albert N., Jr. (EC) — Alcoholism Program Coordinator, Al- 
bemarle Mental Health Center; Moyock CC 

Lancaster, Charles H. (DU) — Social Worker, John Umstead Hos- 
pital, Butner; Durham: Duke Memorial CC 

Miller, Dan L. (NB) — Chaplain, Memorial Hospital System, 
Houston, Texas; Jacksonville: Trinity CC 

Ormond, John K., Jr. (RA) — Counselor, Center for Growth and 
Development, Raleigh; Raleigh: Edenton Street CC 

Peterson, F. Gerald (RA) — Coordinator of Continuing Edu- 
cation, Juvenile Services Division, Administrative Office of the 
Courts; Raleigh, Mill brook CC 

Snypes, James G. (GR) — Chaplain, Landmark Management 
Corp., Houston, TX; Kinston: St. Mark-Woodington CC 

Thompson, Leo C. (DU) — Executive Director, Carolina Coun- 
seling Center, Inc., Raleigh; Durham: Trinity CC 

Tingle, James A. (NB) — Counselor, Coastal Counseling, Inc.; 
New Bern: Garber CC 

Waldrop, J.H., Jr. (GR) — Superintendent, Oakwood Villa Nurs- 
ing Home, Shelby; Greenville: Jarvis Memorial CC 

Wegwart, Wayne G. (BU) — Director of Retreat, "A Place Apart," 
Lexington; Burlington: Grace CC 

West, C. Ray (FA) — Counselor, Lee-Harnett Mental Health 
Center; Mamers CC 



D. Sabbatical Leave 

Potter, Benjamin F., Jr. (DU) — Durham: Aldersgate CC 



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E. Disability Leave: 

Davenport, William S. (GR) — Salem CC 

Dodson, Lewis H. (SA) — Center CC 

Dunn, Joe Clyde (PTLP) (RM) — Pinetops-Conetoe CC 

Evans, Paul W. (AM) (RM) — Rocky Mount: Englewood CC 

Evans, Willie J. (EC) — Harrellsville CC 

Gregory, W. Bryan (RM) — Roanoke CC 

Hamilton, R.C., Jr. (FA) — Fayetteville: Haymount CC 

Nicks, Robert L. (NB) — Beaufort: Ann Street CC 

Parnell, Evander (AM) (RO) — Lumberton: Asbury-Pineview CC 

Ports, George W., Jr. (BU) — Mebane CC 

Salmon, Frank D. (WI) — Shallotte: Camp CC 

Seawell, William A. (BU) — Bethel CC 

Wesley, Luther V. (AM) (RO) — Cordova CC 

Wise, Wilford D. (NB) — Swansboro CC 

Wood, John E. (RO) ^ St. John-Gibson CC 

F. Leave of Absence: 

Adkins, Lowell Earl (BU) — Burlington: Front Street CC 

Cheezem, Clyde B. (WI) — Whiteville CC 

Dodson, Sam G., Jr. (RO) — Rockingham: First CC 

France, Everett J. (RA) — Raleigh: Wynnewood Park CC 

Keel, Philip W. (GR) — Robersomille CC 

Levis, Susan Padgett (PM) (NB) — Morehead City: St. Peters CC 

McKay, Thomas R. (WI) — Shallotte Ct. CC 

Rudin, John J., II (DU) — Durham: Trinity CC 

Sparks, Charles E. (WI) — Wilmington: Trinity CC 

White, James G. (RA) — Apex CC 

Wilkinson, Howard M. (RM) — Seaboard CC 

Randolph, F.R. (RA) — Edenton St. CC 

Wenberg, J.W. (DU) — Trinity CC 

Freeman, W.L. (DU) — Lakewood CC 

G. Appointed to A ttend School: 

Dunn, Truman Lee (PM) (DU) — Union Theological Seminary, 

NY; Durham: Duke Memorial CC 
Dutton, John Henry, Jr. (PM) (SA) — Brite Divinity School, 

Texas Christian University; Sanford: Jonesboro CC 
Eason, John Michael (PM) (RA) — Divinity School, DukeUniver- 

sity; Fuquay-Varina CC 

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Eason, Stephen Phillip (PM) (SA) — Divinity School, Duke 

University; Troy: Trinity CC 
Gibson, J. Richard (BU) — Graduate School, University of North 

Carolina at Chapel Hill; Chapel Hill: University CC 
Haddock, William Augustus, Jr. (PM) (GR) — Divinity School, 

Duke University; Vanceboro Circuit CC 

Langston, David Irving (PM) (DU) — Wesley Theological Semi- 
nary, Washington, DC; Brooksdale-Brookland CC 

McCoy, Michael R. (RA) — Emory University, Atlanta, Ga.; 
Vance CC 

Sheppard, Dennis Roy (PM) (SA) — Divinity School, Duke Uni- 
versity; Aberdeen: Page Memorial CC 

Sluder-Jordan, Katherine H. (PM) (RM) — Divinity School, Duke 
University; Sandy Cross CC 

Snotherly, William W., Jr. (PM) (RA) — Divinity School, Duke 
University; Raleigh: Westover CC 

Taylor, Wayne Grey (PM) (GR) — United Theological Seminary, 
Dayton, OH; Greenville: Jarvis Memorial CC 

Wier, Frank E. (BU) — Vanderbilt University; Burlington: St 
Pauls CC 

Womack, LaVerne B., Jr. (PM) (SA) — Candler School of Theol- 
ogy, Emory University; Carthage CC 

Young, Wayne E. (RA) — School of Medicine, University of North 
Carolina at Chapel Hill; Warrenton: Wesley Memorial CC 



H. RETIRED: 

Burlington District 
Chester J. Andrews, Allen P. Brantley, Edgar B. Fisher, W.M. 
Howard, Jr., J.H. Lanning, J.F. Minnis, R.E.L. Moser, P.F. 
Newton, S.J. Starnes, J.D. Stott, T.J. Whitehead 

Durham District 
W.K. Barrs, M.R. Chambers, D.A. Clarke, J.F. Coble, E.C. Craw- 
ford L.M. Hall, R.S. Harrison, D.D. Holt, Johnie L. Joyce, H.E. 
Myers, John R. Poe, V.E. Queen, D.M. Sharpe, B.B. Slaughter, W.A. 
Tew, A.M. Williams, J.D. Young 

Elizabeth City District 

Durward T. Goodwin, C.B. Hutcherson, E.R. Meekins, J. Kern 
Ormond 

Fayetteville District 
N.P. Edens, J.E. Garlington, C. Freeman Heath, P.O. Lee, M.W. 
Maness, M.R. Miller, J.R. Regan 



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Goldsboro District 
F.J. Duplissey, Horace S. Garris, C.E. Hix, Jr., A.S. Lancaster, 
W.R. Stevens, A.G. Tyson, R.E. Walston, J.B. Speight 

Greenville District 
D.C. Boone, A.E. Brown, F.W. Fortescue, Murrell K. Glover, 
R.M. Gradeless, H.F. Pollock, O.S. Williams 

New Bern District 
C.H. Brigman (AM), R.G. Dawson, W.C. Feltman, D.L. Fouts, 
A.D. Leon Gray, Vance A. Lewis 

Raleigh District 
G.W. Blount, L.C. Brothers, B.D. Critcher, G.W. Crutchfield, 
J.T. Fisher (RLP), Matt. R. Gardner, H.L. Harris, O.L. Hathaway, 
J.B. Hurley, H.C. Jones, H.B. Lewis, J.W. Lineberger, Sr., J.O. 
Long, G. Nelson Moore, C.P. Morris, H.M. McLamb, C.P. Pearce 
(RLP), R.W. Pritchard, A.L. Reynolds, C.W. Robbins, H.L. Rogers, 
Leon W. Ross, Leon Russell, M.W. Warren, W.C. Wilson 

Rockingham District 
J.V. Early, W.F. Elliott, T.B. Hough, T.H. House, B.T. Hurley, 
A.C. Lee, Ralph H. Lewis, B.F. Meacham, W.F. Meacham, J. P. 
Pegg, Forrest W. Pursley (RLP), J.F. Sawyer, J.H. Shiver, LJ. 
Strawbridge, D.D. Traynham 

Rocky Mount District 
H.R. Ashmore, B.E. Bingham, S.G. Boone, C.R. Breedin, Jr., 
H.L. Davis, C.W. Goldston, N.W. Grant, John T. Greene, Hay- 
wood L. Harrell, Wade Hawkins, T.R. Jenkins, Dan E. Meadows, 
E.H. Measamer, John T. Smith 

Sanford District 
W.C. Ball, W.B. Cotton, W.A. Crow, C.S. Hubbard, O.E. Leonard 
(AM), W.L. Maness, Konstanty Naider, J. A. Russell, Joe C. Shore, 
J.M. Short, A.L. Thompson, W.N. Vaughan 

Wilmington District 
Clyde S. Boggs, Leon M. Brock (RLP), James M. Carroll (RLP) 
W.O. Connor, F.D. Hedden, George D. Miller (RLP), Ben F. 
Musser, John H. Parrish, Edgar R. Shuller 



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Appointments of the Diaconal Ministers 

Bernice Ballance, Church and Community Worker in Harnett County 
Ethelynde Ballance, Director of Christian Education, First United 
Methodist Church, Raeford 

Margaret Anne Biddle, Director of Christian Education, Duke Memorial 
United Methodist Church, Durham 

Dana M. Bunn, Director of Christian Education, Edenton Street United 
Methodist Church, Raleigh 

Mrs. Charles Davenport, Director of Music, First United Methodist 
Church, Wilson 

Robert H. Garrison, Jr., Church Business Administrator, Hayes-Barton 

United Methodist Church, Raleigh 

Irene Gattis, Inactive Status; (Director of Christian Education) 

Marilyn H. Johnson, Director of Music, Centenary United Methodist 
Church, New Bern 

James M. Marshall, Inactive Status (Director of Music) 

Tacoma O'Connor, Associate in Christian Education, Carr United 
Methodist Church, Durham 

Alma Whitfield Offut, Director of Music, Queen Street United Methodist 
Church, Kinston 

W. Donald Penley, Executive Director, Methodist Retirement Homes, 
Inc., Durham 

Roger F. Searles, Director of Music/Organist, St. Paul United Methodist 
Church, Goldsboro 

Stephen W. Vaughn, II, Associate in Christian Education, St. James Un- 
ited Methodist Church, Greenville 

Wanda Gail Walker, Director of Christian Education, Glenwood United 
Methodist Church, Rockingham 

Norma J. Walter, Director of Music, Chestnut Street United Methodist 
Church, Lumberton 

William J. Weisser, Director of Music, Edenton Street United Methodist 
Church, Raleigh 

Richard Jerome Williams, Director of Christian Education, Centenary 
United Methodist Church, Smithfield 



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SECTION VI 



IN MEMORIAM 




"Blessed are the dead who die in 
the Lord from henceforth: Yea, 
saith the Spirit, that they may 
rest from their labors; and their 
works do follow them." 



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In Memoriam 

Ministers Who Ha^e Vied During Jhe ]jear 

William VogelMc^ae June 16, 1977 

James Hillary "Bryant June 21, 1977 

Doctor 'Fuller £oWry Tlugust 13, 1977 

Jack War^ Tage September 19, 1977 

Carlos 'Poynor Womack Vecember 16, 1977 

William Carson Cewis Vecember 1 7. 1 977 

Va^i^ WaylanS Charlton January 9, 1978 

Carroll HoWell 'Beale January 10, 1978 

Howard Harrell Cash February 4, 1 978 

aarles Wesley Wooten February 8, 1978 

Cicero J^edmon Ftheridge February 25, 1978 

Frnest Fdwin Fdmond March 25, 1978 

Minister's Wi^es and Husbands Who Ha^e Died During Ohe }jear 

O^na SHdgman Cufton July 6, 1977 

Matilda C. Troctor July 31, 1977 

Qertrude Selhy Fdwards September 3, 1977 

Nannie Douglas Quthrie September 5, 1977 

Caura Mason September 19, 1977 

Joan Anderson DeHart December 17, 1977 

William W. £e^s, III December 1 7, 1 977 

Sadie DoWnum January 1, 1978 

Oliie Dorcas Savfyer January 16, 1978 

Darlene Oebeau Merriman February 6, 1978 

Mary Flizabeth Cieberman SheWrman March 6, 1978 

Bizabeth Christine Ceonard Hicks March 10, 1978 

Jiita Jane Blalock Johnson May 13, 1 978 

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WILLIAM VOGEL McRAE 

1878-1977 

The Reverend William Vogel McRae, native of Anson County, retired 
Methodist minister and of late, resident of the Methodist Retirement 
Home in Durham, NC, passed away in Durham County General Hospital 
on Thursday evening, June 16, 1977. 

A descendant of MacRaes who came from Kintail, Scotland, and into 
the Carolinas in 1760, Mr. McRae had an intense love for his native Anson 
County, the home of his pioneer ancestor. 

He was a son of Duncan McRae and Sara Johnson McRae. 

His early education was in the schools of Anson County. 

In 1906, he was graduated from Trinity College (now Duke University, 
Durham, NC) . 

His graduate work was at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee, and Bos- 
ton University. 

After graduate studies, he was enrolled as a member of the North Caro- 
lina Conference of the Methodist Church. 

His dedicated services in the several phases of church work include many 
influences: among them are the following: Pastor of many North Carolina 
Churches; District Superintendent; Chaplain in the service of his country 
in World War I; served on various boards and committees; served in ad- 
visory capacity in civic and church related interests of the Methodist Con- 
ference Center at Lake Junaluska, NC. 

One of his outstanding accomplishments was the realization of the 
establishment of a Methodist Retirement Home in Durham. 

It was through his promotion and his contributions that this home be- 
came a reality. 

Reverend McRae was married to the former Miss Pearl Andrews of 
Wilmington while he was pastor of the First Methodist Church in that 
city. 

Their children are: William V. McRae, Jr. of Anaheim, California, 
and Eleanor McRae Snyder of Martinez, California. 

There are four grandchildren. 

After retirement in 1947, the McRaes lived in their home in St. Peters- 
burg, Florida in Winter, and at Lake Junaluska in summer. 

During the past few years, they have resided in their apartment at the 
Methodist Home in Durham, NC. 

Paramount in interests during past years has been the church in the 

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community of his youth, the Pleasant Hill Methodist Church in McFarlan, 
NC. 

On Saturday afternoon, June 17, 1977, at 3 o'clock relatives and friends 
from many areas of the Carolinas met at this church for a Christian ser- 
vice of love and respect for the life of Reverend W. V. McRae. 

Dr. Joseph L. Coble a minister from Durham and a personal friend of 
40 years, and the Rev. Michael O. Buckner, pastor of the local charge, 
conducted the service. 

Internment w^as in the McRae-Johnson family plot in the church ceme- 
tery. 

Active and honorary pall-bearers wrere nephev^s and great-nephews of 
Rev. McRae. 

If these words and tributes seem prolonged, the reader will understand, 
for in this age, it is unusual for one to live almost to the age of one hundred 
years, still mentally keen ; still loving people of all ages ; and still interested 
in all things worthy. 

His immediate survivors are his wife, Mrs. Pearl Andrews McRae of 
their apartment home Methodist Retirement Home, Durham, NC ; son 
William V. McRae and family of Anaheim, California, and daughter, 
Mrs. Eleanor McRae Snyder and family of Martinez, California. 

Nearest relatives in Anson are nieces Mrs. Ben Robinson of Morven and 
Mrs. T.C.Johnson of McFarlan. 

Among many other relatives, there are those who know him as their 
great or their great-great uncle. 

In this relation there seems to be no less love or respect because of the 
existing space of time and generations. 

In respect to his memory, family and friends are sending their memorial 
gifts to the building fund to be used for a sanctuary adjacent to the present 
Fellowship Room of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church in McFarlan, 
North Carolina. 

MMM 




JAMES HILLARY BRYANT 

1931-1977 

James Hillary Bryant was "born to serve the Lord" on November 25, 
1931. A native of the Taylor's Bridge section of Sampson County, he 
graduated from the Taylor's Bridge-Ingold High School, attended Louis- 
burg College, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical 

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Education from Toccoa Falls Institute in Toccoa, Georgia. 

Hillary served the following appointments in the North Carolina Con- 
ference during his dedicated and effective ministry: In the New Bern 
District: Midway-Bethlehem 1956-58; Stonewall 1958-60; Sea Level 
1960-64; and in the Goldsboro District: Bethel-Rones 1964-68; Mt. Car- 
mel-Saulston 1968-72; Falling Creek-Brogden 1972-76, and Turkey 
1976-77, where he was serving at the time of his death. He was ordained 
as Deacon in 1958, and as Elder in 1960. 

In addition to his regular pastoral duties, Hillary was widely sought 
after as a revivalist. He has held evangelistic services in many churches 
across the conference. He was held in high esteem and admiration by his 
colleagues in the ministry. 

Early in 1977 Hillary's general health began to deteriorate. In June of 
that year he suffered a series of strokes that proved fatal on June 21st. 
His death was announced later that day at a meeting of the Goldsboro 
District pastors, and each pastor present knew that he had lost a dear 
friend in the Christian ministry. His funeral was held on June 23rd from 
his home church. Trinity United Methodist on the Clinton Circuit, by the 
Reverend J. Paul Edwards, his District Superintendent, and the Reverend 
Hobart Burnside, pastor of Trinity Church, of which Hillary's mother is 
presently a member. He is buried in the Trinity Church cemetery. Golds- 
boro District pastors were honorary pallbearers. 

Brother Edwards noted in the funeral service that as a boy Hillary would 
"play preacher" by standing on a box and "preaching" to an imaginary 
congregation. The Victory Quartet sang a song at the service which so 
well described the life and career of our Lord's devoted servant: 
"My hands were made to help my neighbor, 
My eyes were made to read God's word. 
My feet were made to walk in his footsteps, 
My body is the temple of the Lord. 
I was made in his likeness. 
Created in his image, 

I can't deny him, I'll always walk beside him, 
For I was born to serve the Lord." 
Hillary Bryant will always be missed by his family and host of friends, 
but his humble spirit, warm handshake, gospel preaching, and friendly 
manner will long be cherished and remembered. The ancient words of 
St. Paul could well be his own : 

"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept 
the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteous- 
ness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: 
and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing." 

P.C. Yelverton 



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DOCTOR FULLER LOWRY 

1881-1977 

Doctor Fuller Lowry was born January 8, 1881 in Robeson County, 
North Carolina, the seventh son and the eleventh of twelve children born 
to the Reverend Calvin Lowry and his wife, Maria Sampson Lowry. He 
obtained his primary education at the Sarah Dial School and was then 
tutored for high school level work. He completed his advanced work at 
Pates, a four year school near his home, around 1906. At the completion 
of his education Brother Fuller became a teacher in a primary school, 
a vocation from which he was to retire some twenty years later. In 1906 
he married Jessie Mae Hatcher, the daughter of the Reverend Peter W. 
Hatcher and his wife, Frances Taylor Hatcher. The young couple made 
their home in sight of what is now Pleasant Grove United Methodist 
Church. To this union was born eight children, four boys and four girls, 
between the years 1 907 and 1931. 

It was during this time, while his family was young and while he was 
yet teaching school, that Brother Fuller felt the call to preach and was 
licensed at Sandy Plains Methodist Church in the summer of 1913. This 
was to be the beginning of a long and illustrious career in the ministry. 
He became a "circuit rider" in the truest sense of the word, preaching 
from Bladen County to the east, throughout Robeson County, and into 
South Carolina to the south. He preached in established churches and 
established churches for the preaching of the word. Among those churches 
where he preached and served as minister were: Prospect, Sandy Plains, 
Bethel, Ashpole, Pleasant Grove in Robeson County, Hickory Grove in 
South Carolina, Fair Grove in South Carolina, Pleasant Grove in Bladen 
County, Branch Street, Collins Chapel, Philadelphus, and First Church, 
Pembroke. 

Along with his ministry he was a rural letter carrier, an appointment he 
received in 1919 and held until his retirement in 1949. Brother Fuller led 
a full and active life as teacher, minister, and rural letter carrier for many 
years, serving until retirement in each position. 

Brother Lowry experienced great joy in his work and ministry. He also 
knew the pain of separation from loved ones as he experienced the loss 
of his beloved wife, Jessie Mae, and three of his four daughters. 

The loss of Jessie Mae by death was bridged by a marriage to Phelia 
Hunt in 1942. She was to be a faithful and loving companion until his 
death. 

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Fuller Lowry was also a champion of his people. He gave much of him- 
self and his time and energy to gain recognition for his people. His efforts 
were rewarded when his people became officially recognized as the "Lum- 
bee Indians." He was a treasured friend of his community and the honors 
the community has bestowed upon him has been indicative of the exalted 
place he held among his friends and in the community. 

After retirement from the active ministry he continued to preach and 
to help churches wherever he was given opportunity. He was named Minis- 
ter Emeritus at First Methodist Church of Pembroke. There he continually 
challenged the congregation to total committment through proposals 
which called forth their best efforts. He was an inspiration to the changing 
ministry of the church, and in his quiet way, was a cohesive force that 
helped the church to grow and become more vital throughout the years. 

On the Sunday prior to his death, Brother Fuller Lowry preached at the 
Morning Worship Service at First Church, Pembroke. He preached about 
heaven, describing heaven and the joys that awaited those who by faith 
would be welcomed there. It was during the week that followed that Bro- 
ther Lowry became ill. He was hospitalized on Friday, and the following 
day, Saturday, August 13th, he entered into the life immortal. He was 
nmety-six years old. His had truly been a life of both quality and of quan- 
tity. 

Funeral services were held from First United Methodist Church in Pem- 
broke by Rev. LaFon C. Vereen, Reverend Harvey Lowry, and his pastor, 
Reverend Jerry Jay Juren, on August 16, 1977. His body was laid to rest 
in Lumbee Memorial Gardens near Pembroke. 

Fuller Lowry was a man whose countenance ever exhibited his deep 
and abiding faith. His was a life of assurance and joy characterized by the 
smile with which he always greeted everyone. His was a life which made 
its mark on his community for nearly a century. It was a life that was com- 
mitted to the improvement of a people and a community. It was a life that 
was committed to the cause of Jesus Christ, and above all, his was a life 
that made manifest the love of God. Doctor Fuller Lowry took his calling 
seriously. His dedication and his demeanor will always remain a challenge 
to those of us who were so blessed as to know him. 

"For all the saints, who from their labors rest. 
Who Thee by faith before the world confessed, 
Thy Name, O Jesus, be forever blest. 
Alleluia! Alleluia!' 

Jerry Jay Juren 



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JACK WARD PAGE 

1911-1977 

In writing a final "Well done, thou good and faithful servant" tribute 
to Jack Ward Page, it is difficult to find a starting point. It seems appro- 
priate, however to eschew the traditional listing of appointments, po- 
sitions of service, and honors. His work sheet is really not very different 
from those of his many comrades in the ministry. Furthermore, these 
activities have been well chronicled in the journals of the church. Instead, 
it seems more fitting to deal with the man himself, and his unique position 
in his "Father's World." 

The third of seven sons, Jack was born in Dillon County, South Caro- 
hna, March 7, 1911, to Frank M. and Betty Burns Page. At the age of 
seven, he lost both parents during an influenza epidemic. His life then 
fell under the influence of two wonderful families of kinsmen : the Burns 
family, and later, the Ward family, of Robeson County, North Carolina. 

Jack's late childhood and early adult years were a time of intense inner 
struggle. His life had little meaning. His family saw that he attended 
church, but the message of the church, for him, was empty. He sought 
to live by his own standard and ethics, or by no standards at all. 

At the memorial service for Jack in Rowland, North Carolina, Rev. 
Charles Hubbard, his long-time friend, remarked that when he first met 
Jack, he was surprised to learn that he had led a rather normal life, with 
a certain amount of sin involved. Sin, there was; but, looking back, it 
seemed that this part of Jack's life was only the prelude to a well-orches- 
trated symphony, which was yet to be played. 

The Lord had plans for the life of Jack Page which were unalterable 
and unavoidable. Slowly, he was captured by the person of Jesus Christ. 
He felt a strong pull on his heart which he could neither understand nor 
escape. Finally, unable to find peace, he made the Lord, and himself, 
a promise. He would return to school, to read, to listen, to learn. He 
vowed to learn all that could be known about this strange man, Jesus. 

Jack entered Duke University, several years older than most incoming 
freshmen, earning his BA (1936) and BD (1939) degrees from that in- 
stitution. He did not learn all that could be known, but he did learn 
enough to satisfy his own mind and heart, enough to end his spiritual 
confusion. Jesus Christ was, indeed, a personal Saviour. Jesus Christ did, 
indeed, have a plan for the betterment of mankind. 

Thereafter, Jack's life was testimony to that message. When he was no 
longer able, physically, to preach the Gospel, much of the inner spark of 

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his life was extinguished, akhough his body Hved on for several years. 
His relationship with the Lord developed through many hours of quiet 
prayer and disciplined study. He came to serve the Lord by learning, 
perhaps the hard way, that he could not successfully, fight against Him or 
run away from Him. He realized, further, that he was a much happier 
person living with the Lord than he had been living without Him. 

If faith without works is truly dead, then Jack's faith must have been 
very lively indeed. His belief in the so-called work ethic was uncompro- 
mised, if unarticulated. His greatest personal shortcoming might have 
been his slavery to the schedule, even though his schedule was largely self- 
imposed. He probably would have listed yard work as his favorite form of 
relaxation. 

He was not, however, an unsmiling, unfeeling automaton. His love for 
his family and his congregation was as strong as his love of the Lord. He 
was a man of great humor and was at his best at informal gatherings of 
family and friends. He was a master story teller, loving nothing better than 
sharing the latest "good one" that he had heard while making his rounds. 

He was concerned that the church should develop positive social con- 
cerns, taking active steps to improve the lot of mankind. He was extremely 
interested in the mission field and in Christian higher education. A more 
personal example occurred while he was minister at Hay Street Church 
in Fayetteville. He was a member of a group of ministers, both black and 
white, which organized to insist on the prompt integration of lunch coun- 
ters in that city. His family remembers that part of his reward for bearing 
witness to the brotherhood of man came in the form of hate mail and abu- 
sive telephone calls. 

Jack's ministry was aided and strengthened for thirty-nine years by his 
good wife Frances, whom he met in Mocksville, North Carolina, while 
working with the Duke Foundation. Frances taught Sunday school, sang 
in the choir, folded bulletins, worked in the church kitchen, was active 
with women's groups, and worked diligently with the parsonage commit- 
tee. Together, they founded a home based on Christian love and endea- 
vored, by precept and example, to keep their two sons on the straight and 
narrow. She would accompany him on out of town trips while he was 
a district superintendent, helping to ease the loneliness of the long drive 
home. Frances continues to be active in the church in Rowland, their 
home since retirement. 

Rev. Clyde McCarver, in his remarks at Jack's funeral, said, "Jack 
never wanted to blow the trumpet, but he did want to be in the fight." 
A good fight it was. The faith was well kept. 

Glorious things of thee are spoken, 

Zion, city of our God. 

He whose word cannot be broken 

Formed thee for his own abode. 

On the Rock of Ages founded, 

What can shake thy sure repose? 

With salvation's walls surrounded. 

Thou may smile at all thy foes. 

John Newton (1725-1807) 

The Page Family — Frances, Ward, Bob 

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CARLOS POYNOR WOMACK 

1905-1977 

When Carlos Poynor Womack went home to be with God on Friday, 
December 16, 1977 the North Carolina Conference lost one of the most 
effective pastors it has ever had, and I lost a contemporary in the ministry 
who for more than fifty years had been one of my dearest and most in- 
timate friends. 

Carlos died at Southern Pines after an illness which had lasted for more 
than two years. He was married to Jane Barker, the daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Ralph C. Barker, of Durham. She provided a beautiful Christian 
home for him for forty-seven years. Other survivors include their two sons, 
Carlos Poynor Womack, Jr., of Aberdeen, and John Barker Womack, 
of Southern Pines; three grandchildren, Deborah Jane Womack, Janet 
Lee Womack and Betty Jean Womack; and two brothers, John G. Wo- 
mack, of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Joe C. Womack, of Van Buren, 
Arkansas. 

The funeral services were held Monday, December 19, in the United 
Methodist Church of Southern Pines, by The Reverends John S. Paschal 
and W.A. Crow. Interment was in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Durham 
where the officiating ministers were The Reverend Mr. Paschal and Dr. 
T. Marvin Vick, Jr. 

Carlos was born July 10, 1905, in Berryville, Arkansas, the son of The 
Reverend John A. Womack and Sallie Coley Womack. He was reared in 
a parsonage home while his father was a pastor and presiding Elder, in 
the North Arkansas Conference. 

When he joined a Methodist Conference, he became, indeed, part of 
"an endless line of splendor." His father, and two of his father's brothers 
were outstanding Methodist ministers. Two other brothers were leading 
Methodist laymen — one a Methodist College President and the other 
Arkansas' Superintendent of Public Education. 

Carlos finished High School in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He received his 
AB degree from the University of Arkansas in 1927 and was awarded the 
BD degree from the Divinity School, Duke University in 1930. He became 
a member of the North Carolina Conference in 1930, and was ordained 
a Deacon in 1932, and an Elder in 1934. His appointments in the North 
Carolina Conference were: Associate Pastor, Duke Memorial, Durham; 
Scotts Hill; Enfield; Parkton-Hope Mills; Carr Church, Durham; Max- 
ton; Jonesboro; Long Memorial, Roxboro; Chaplain, McCain Hospital; 
Bethel; First Church, Siler City; Divine Street, Dunn; First Church, 

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Elizabeth City; Asbury Church, Durham, from which he retired in 1970. 

He served wilHngly and with effectiveness as a member of a number 
of Boards and Agencies of the Conference. He was especially helpful on 
the Board of the Ministry and won the gratitude of a large number of 
young men who continued to thank him for his help in their ministry. 

For Carlos Womack, Christianity was a radiant and victorious faith. 
He both preached and practiced it. It was always evident in his ministry. 
His was a personal faith, both for himself and for those who were com- 
mitted to his care. He appealed to men in a special way and became an 
integral part of their lives. They confided in him and were blessed by his 
caring concern for them. Men and women all over eastern North Caro- 
lina now rise up to call him blessed. 

Twice during his ministry Carlos was stricken with a distressing illness. 
Each time he spent more than a year in a hospital bed. Even there he was 
a ministering pastor to the patients, doctors, and nurses who sought to 
help him. 

Each time he came back to the pastorate with renewed enthusiasm and 
a deeper devotion. His commitment to Christ and His Church was com- 
plete. 

Carlos, by his example taught us all how to live, and most of all how to 
meet suffering heroically, and then to enter triumphantly into God's 
Eternal Home. 

Surely, he would have us join him in singing the story of his life and 
ministry : 

"My times are in Thy hand ; 
My God, I wish them there ; 
My life, my friends, my soul, 
I leave entirely to Thy care. 

My times are in Thy hand, 
Whatever they may be ; 
Pleasing or painful, dark or bright, 
As best may seem to Thee. 

My times are in Thy hand ; 
Why should I doubt or fear? 
My Father's hand will never cause 
His child a needless tear. 

My times are in Thy hand ; 

I'll always trust in Thee, 

And, after death, at Thy right hand 

I shall forever be." 

Leon Russell 



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WILLIAM CARSON LEWIS 
1916-1977 

The spirit of The Reverend William Carson Lewis was transplanted out 
of this earthly pilgrimage to it's eternal home on December 17, 1977. 
Carson was born in the Old Dock Community of Columbus County, North 
Carolina on November 4, 1916. At an early age he moved with his family 
to Rockingham, North Carolina. On June 2, 1945 Carson was married 
to Pauline Woodard Wheeler of Hamlet, North Carolina. Pauline had 
a son by a previous marriage and to her union with Carson was born three 
other children. Mrs. Lewis and three of the children survive him. Carson 
was a loving and devoted husband and father. Throughout the days of 
his illness he expressed a constant and practical concern for his family. 
Like so many men, perhaps he could have done more for his family but 
that which he did was performed with an unselfish devotion. 

Carson accepted the call to preach rather late in life but once he ac- 
cepted the calling he never lost sight of it. He could no more have lived 
apart from the ministry than a fish could live out of water. At the age of 
forty he went back to school to prepare himself for the ministry by attend- 
ing Wilmington College, Pembroke State University and Duke University. 
To the ministry he brought a great literary mind as well as a love for 
current events. He loved argument and debate and this inquisitive and 
searching mind was reflected in his pulpit ability as well as in his daily 
conversation. 

As a minister he was eminently successful both in and out of the pulpit. 
He patterned his life on the two great commandments of our Lord, that 
was to; "Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, 
and with all thy mind. And the second is like unto it. Thou shall love thy 
neighbor as thyself." It was this love of God that was exemplified in his 
ministry throughout eastern North Carolina for twenty years. Carson was 
a very warm person who was filled with wit and laughter and yet there 
was a deep and compassionate concern for humanity. His ministry was 
was one that was lived day by day in the field of his appointment though 
he did not limit himself to just Methodist. Most of his years were spent in 
the rural areas where there is an overlapping of ministry to all denomi- 
nations and it was there that he gave himself without reservation, going 
where he was needed and doing whatever was necessary. Carson's victories 
lay not in where he ministered but in how he ministered and to whom he 
ministered. Those who knew him found him to be generous to the point 
of sacrifice. To the nine churches that he served as pastor he was a pillar 

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of strength and a tower of inspiration. He built relationships with the peo- 
ple that led them into a deeper relationship with Christ. 

In my back yard there is a sand cactus which at first glance is just 
another shrub with a thick hide and harsh needle like spines but under- 
neath that exterior coating there is the most beautiful flower that one can 
possibly imagine. Sometimes Carson wore the external robe of harshness 
for he fought untireingly against the injustices of the world. Sometimes 
he was so honest that he almost seemed cruel. Yet there was about him the 
air of great concern for all mankind. There was something beautiful about 
him that endeared people to him. Unto his death he remained an obe- 
dient servant of our Lord. He was steadfast in his faith and faithful in 
his duties as a minister. He loved the church and was ever mindful of the 
task that the church imposed upon him. Even in his retirement he wanted 
to know what was happening in the conference, in the district and in the 
local church. He had a strength which enabled him to meet the issues of 
life head-on, a strength of conviction which knew no compromise and a 
strength of devotion that would not let him rest. Carson knew and loved 
people and because of this love and knowledge he was able to minister to 
the total needs of his congregations. He had the ability to identify with 
humanity in its various needs and forms, when there was strife he sought 
to bring peace, when there was sorrow he sought to bring joy and comfort, 
and when there was discord he sought to bring reconciliation. His friend- 
ship was something to be nourished and his love something to be cherished. 
Carson's favorite expression of faith was, "That he was in the process 
of being saved and one day he would be saved in the fullness of the 
resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ." His favorite passage of scripture 
was Romans 12:1, "I beseech you therefore brethren, by the mercies of 
God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy acceptable unto 
God, which is your reasonable service." Today Carson is both wholly and 
Holy acceptable before God. 

Because I could not stop for death. 

He kindly stopped for me, 

The carriage held but just ourselves 

and immortality. 

Emily Dickinson 
Carson's last few months of physical life was spent in McCains Hospital. 
One of his desires was to be able to go home for Christmas and on Satur- 
day night, December the 17th he went home for Christmas and home 
forevermore and we do not mourn his death, but celebrate his home- 
going. We celebrate all his victories on earth and his final victory in hea- 
ven. Carson's funeral was preached on December the 19th from the Glen- 
wood United Methodist Church in Rockingham by the Reverend Robert 
O'Keef, Joseph Bethea and Donnie Davis. In his physical death Carson 
left behind him only a meager amount of worldly goods but he left some- 
thing in which we can all share and that is love, for love is all encompass- 
ing, LOVE IS ETERNAL. 

I am grateful that I had an opportunity to know him here and call him 
friend for this world is a bit better place because he lived here for a short 
span of sixty-one years on his way to an eternal home. 

Donnie Davis 

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DAVID WAYLAND CHARLTON, SR. 

1897-1978 

It is very difficult to write a memorial for The Reverend D.W. Charlton, 
Sr. He was my dad. 

He died in Wayne Memorial Hospital, Goldsboro, North Carolina, 
January 9th. A Memorial Service was held on January 11th at St. Paul 
United Methodist Church with The Reverend W. Junius Neese, Pastor, 
officiating, assisted by The Reverend J. Paul Edwards, District Superin- 
tendent. It was a celebration as he would have wanted it and planned it. 
We sang his favorite hymns and heard his favorite scriptures and the 
Choir led this service of worship. 

My dad was born in Dillwyn, Buckingham County, Virginia, and grew 
up on a farm being a member of a large family. The family reunions were 
something to behold! 

He attended the University of Richmond, the University of Pennsyl- 
vania, and Crozer Theological Seminary. In 1924 he was ordained as a 
Baptist Minister. One of my first memories of him was watching him from 
the pew as he preached in the pulpit of The First Baptist Church, Alta- 
Vista, Virginia. 

After several Pastorates in the Baptist Denomination, one of his dreams 
came true. His ordination was accepted and he was approved by the North 
Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church in 1944. 

His first appointment was Manteo on Roanoke Island. It was my first 
view of the ocean and this historical country and I could sense for my dad 
it was a new dimension of happiness. He loved the sea, the islanders, and 
the experience of seeing people come from everywhere as he hosted Sunday 
services at Fort Raleigh. 

He then was introduced to Goldsboro, where he served on two different 
occasions and after retirement made his home. During his last years, he 
served as Minister of Visitation for St. Paul United Methodist Church. 
Through a span of over fifty years in the Christian Ministry, my dad was 
a traveling preacher and lived many places and, in a sense, didn't have 
a home. 

In Goldsboro and St. Paul Church, he found a home. His last years 
were probably the most rewarding of his life. He loved the community 
and its people and had opportunities to serve which were so fulfilling. 
The editor of the Goldsboro News Argus said it better than I could : 

He practiced what he preached, whether it was his message from the 

pulpit or his personal philosophy of staying involved. At 80, he was 

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dapper of dress, straight of frame and he had a quick smile and 

charming wit. He made the twilight of life appear indeed to be the 

golden years. 

There are certain things that stand out about my dad as I remember 
him. 

I remember his DEDICATION 

He had a passion for reading, studying, and staying up with the latest 
trends in Christian thought. If I wanted to please him, I always knew to 
give him a challenging and stimulating book. Even when he was not 
preaching, he was writing sermons and articles, right up until he went into 
the ICU unit, he was writing a sermon. He was a regular contributor to 
the North Carolina Christian Advocate, The Upper Room, and the Golds- 
bora News Argus. Dad had three books published: By These Things Men 
Live, Survival Is Not Enough, and My View of The Church and The 
Living Word. 

I remember how he LOVED people. 

All kinds of people. It was very appropriate at his Memorial Service 
that the church custodian of the black race led the prayer. This was my 
dad, he didn't put labels or race distinction on people. Someone wrote 
on a card that he always seemed to be where and when he was needed. 
He was never happier than when he was out visiting. 

I remember him as a champion of SOCIAL JUSTICE. 
He was no doubt ahead of his time. He was ready to preach and crusade 
wherever social injustices raised their ugly heads of whatever nature, in 
the local community, the country, or the world. His special interest in 
social concern was indicated by his service on conferences boards, espe- 
cially the Board of Temperance of the North Carolina Conference, of 
which he served as president. I noticed in his scrapbook a recent letter to 
the editor where he was still taking a strong stand against capital punish- 
ment. 

I remember how he LOVED "The Church." 
He participated in the Christmas eve communion service at St. Paul 
Church, a few days before he went into the hospital for the last time. 

The Church was his life. He truly believed "The church's one foundation 
is Jesus Christ her Lord." Through fifty years my dad hung in there with 
the church, through ups and downs, disappointments and discourage- 
ments, through all the unrest, ferment and change, his faith in his Lord 
as his church remained secure. My mother stood by my dad's side for those 
fifty some years and she, myself and my brother, Bill, salute him and pay 
him tribute. We believe he was a very rare person and we shall truly miss 
him. 

The following is a poem I wrote for his Memorial Service : 

My dad was a good man. 

He loved his God 

his church 

and people, all kinds. 

If I could turn the clock back, 

I would spend more time with him 

get to know him better, 

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sharing with each other on deeper levels, 
yet in God's eternity, hopefully that yet 

shall come to pass. 

I would say now, dad, I share your faith. 

"Hallelujah! The Lord God, omnipotent 

reigneth! And he shall reign forever and 

ever! Hallelujah!' 

See you later!! 

David W. Charlton, Jr. 




CARROLL HOWELL BEALE 
1902-1978 



Rev. Carroll Howell Beale has been called from his earthly ministries to 
God's service above. He passed away on January 10th in the Medicenter 
where he had been since the sixth, having had surgery at the Norfolk 
General Hospital for a malignant brain tumor on December 16, 1977. 

Bom in Southampton County, Virginia near Franklin, he was the son of 
the late Walter N. Beale and Frances Matthew Beale. He was married to 
Lorena Miles Beale also of Southampton. After retiring from active 
ministry they have made their home in Boykins, Virginia. 

Carroll received his B.A. degree from the University of Richmond, 
Richmond, Virginia and his M.A. from Peabody College, Nashville, 
Tennessee. He was a faithful pastor for twenty- seven years and five 
months. He held pastorates in both North Carolina and Virginia, his last 
pastorate was held in the Sandhills Circuit, Jackson Springs, North 
Carolina. 

He was a very efficient teacher, having taught in the colleges of Chowan, 
N.C. Mars Hill and Ferrum, Virginia. He is the author of two books. Ride 
On To Die, and The Christ of Galilee. 

Indeed he was an earnest and efficient worker for Total Abstinence 
wherever he went. Not only in the Tidewater area but at Conferences and 
Conventions. We shall miss him but his influence will linger also, his ready 
smile and helping hand. This poem reminds me of him. 



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GIVING 

God gives us joy that we may give ; 

He gives us joy that we may share, 
Sometimes he gives us loads to Uft 

That we may learn to bear. 

For life is gladder when we give 

And love is sweeter when we share, 
And Heavy loads rest lightly too 
When we have learned to bear. 

Author Unknown 

He was buried in Franklin, Virginia, Poplar Springs, Cemetary not far 
from his home on January 12, 1978. Besides his wife, he is survived by three 
sisters, Mrs. Janie Young, of Franklin, Virginia, Mrs. Dana GuUey, 
Goldsboro, NC, Mrs. Laura Wood, Norfolk, Virginia and Walter Beale, 
of Franklin, Virginia, Emory Beale of Suffolk, Virginia, also ten nieces 
and nephews. 



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HOWARD HARRELL CASH 

1903-1978 

Howard Harrell Cash was born March 2, 1903 on a farm near Hunters- 
ville, Logan County, Ohio. He was the only child of Charles Wesley and 
Emma Pedan Cash. Soon after his birth, his parents moved to a village 
near West Liberty, Ohio, where Harrell grew up and received his early 
education. 

Graduated from West Liberty State Normal Teachers College in 1923, 
where he majored in history and archaeology, his aim was to become a 
teacher and archaeologist. 

In his senior year, Nov. 29, 1923, he married Miss Thelma Levon 
Roberts, of Jeneria, Ohio, his high school sweetheart. Of this union across 
the years there were born six children. The three oldest preceeded their 
father in death. The three remaining children are Wallace, of Langley, 
S.C., Paul David, of Kinston, and Mrs. Helen Moore, of Smyrna, N.C. 
There are eight grand children and three great grand children. Mrs. Cash 
is living at the Methodist Retirement Home, Durham. 

Harrell's dream of becoming a teacher in the conventional sense, spiced 
by the fascination of work in archaeology, was not destined to materialize. 
However it was replaced by a much greater dream, which did materialize, 
and that is a most glorious way. 

In December of 1924 Harrell was converted in a revival meeting in the 
Methodist Church, Harper, Ohio. The preaching was done by the pastor, 
the Rev. W.A. Thompson. Other results of that meeting are not known, 
yet it has borne much fruit for the Kingdom of God across many years, 
for from that experience came Harrell's call to preach. And through his 



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ministry several hundred have been born into the Kingdom of God. 

Across the more than fifty years of his pastoral ministry, brother Cash 
has been known as "a man of action." Decisions once made were followed 
through. And now that he knew how the Lord wanted him to invest his life, 
he lost no time in preparing for the task before him. Just how long and 
exceedingly difficult that task was to be, he had no way of knowing, but 
he did realize that it demanded his best. 

Accordingly, though already frail in health, with an infant daughter, 
and no financial support, he immediately secured work at Taylor Uni- 
versity, Upland, Ind., where he entered the theological department in 
the fall of 1925. 

On March 3, 1926, he was "Licensed to Preach" by the Wabash Dis- 
trict Conference of the North Ind. Conference, meeting at Gas City, Ind. 
Thus a most remarkable career was officially launched. 

His first appointment was to the "McLenoresville Station," of the Cen- 
tral Tennessee conference, a town where we had a large church high 
school, and a new church building under construction. 

In relating this incident a few years ago, Harrell said that he didn't 
recall being afraid — that either he was too busy, or else didn't have sense 
enough to be — probably some of both! 

But by the end of the conference year the building was completed, and 
they celebrated by having a revival meeting, during which 27 persons 
were converted and joined the church. 

Today we would expect a pastor to be left a while in a situation like that 
to develop it further, but fifty years ago when a pastoral appointment was 
made "for one Conference year," that was exactly what it meant! 

So the following year found him on the Lexington Circuit, and the 
next year on the Monroe Circuit in the Cumberland Mountains. 

Ordination being slow to come by in the M.E. Church, brother Cash 
acted on the advice of a friend and transferred to the Tennessee Con- 
ference of the M.E. Church, South. He was ordained Deacon. 

Then in the late fall of 1933 after three years of evangelistic work in 
Tennessee he found himself in the Mountains of N.C. With a growing 
family, and cold weather setting in so no revivals could be held, when 
asked by a M.E. Pastor if he could "lend a hand" in the work of the Lan- 
sing Larger Parish, he thought he could find the time! The work lasted 
two years, and resulted in him transferring back into the M.E. Church, 
where he received his Elders orders in 1936. 

There followed a period of time in which he was employed by the Board 
of Home Missions, working under Dr. Burnette out of Pittman Center in 
eastern Tennessee, then with former M.E., M.E. South, and M.P. 
Churches, until the reorganization of the newly formed "Methodist 
Church" placed him within the bounds of our N.C. Annual Conference 
in 1940. 

In many respects, this second part of Brother Cash's Ministry was radi- 
cally different from the first fifteen years. His "circuit riding" days were 
past and gone, as were the days physical privation and hunger for him and 
his family. His ministry was certainly far less dramatic — indeed, almost 
prosaic by comparison. But no less productive! 

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It would serve no real purpose to list in order the appointments he 
served from 1940-1975. They are available through the Conference Jour- 
nals for those years. Suffice it to say that for over thirty five years he travel- 
ed up and dov^n and across eastern N.C., doing the work of a good and 
faithful pastor and an effective evangelist. 

Let me share with you a few of my personal observations of this Man of 
God: 

1. Brother Cash was, I think, the last of his kind. He was a real "circuit 
rider" — and I mean the "on horseback" kind. He had several circuits 
which covered more than forty miles, and on numerous occasions arrived 
at his destination so nearly frozen that he could not dismount without 
help. 

2. He promoted the total program of the Church, not neglecting the 
difficult. 

3. He was a strong preacher, and in the over-all his messages were well 
balanced. He was intensly evangelistic, yet at the same time he was quick 
to point out that true Christian witnessing meant that one's faith had to 
be translated into social attitudes and actions. 

4. He read much, yet he never let theory enslave his mind nor blind him 
to common sense and the practical. 

5. Even in the years of declining health he remained young in spirit. 

— Consistently, he was genuinely interested in youth, organizing and work- 
ing with them successfully. 

— Becoming a Boy Scout at age 13, across the years he earned over 100 
merit badges. He was a Life Scout, Star Scout, Eagle Scout, held the 
Bronze Palm, the Gold Palm, the Silver -Palm, the Silver Beaver and the 
Scoutmaster's Key. 

6. He never served a really "big" church, yet I never heard him complain 
about any appointment. 

7. I never heard him say an unkind word about a fellow pastor. 

To me these things reveal the ability, the noble purpose, the high ideals, 

and the purity of heart of one I counted it a privilege to be associated with. 

Certainly of no one can the words of James Montgomery be more truly 

and aptly spoken than of our late brother and fellow minister, the Rev. 

Howard Harrell Cash : 

"Servant of God, well done! 

Rest from thy loved employ! 
The battle fought, the victory won, 
Enter thy Master's joy." 

Vance A. Lewis 



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CHARLES WESLEY WOOTEN 
1924-1978 



As refreshing as the remembrance of a sunHt, budding, crisp, spring 
day, so do we engender the memory of Charles Wesley Wooten. His wis- 
dom, loving concern, and keen wit brought much heavenly light into the 
hundreds of lives which experienced his touch. 

God's great servant delivered his final message of celebration on Christ- 
mas Day, 1977. On December 30, 1977, he was taken to Moore Memorial 
Hospital in Pinehurst as he suffered a heart attack. In the weeks which 
were to follow, Charles experienced four other attacks, ; significantly, 
the final heart attack which occurred on Ashe Wednesday, February 8, 
1978, resulted in his passage from this earthly existence into the heavenly 
realm. He died, as he had lived, with magnificent and unquestioning faith 
in God and in His Will. Near the end of his time here, he comforted and 
challenged his most loved family with a BibUcal verse which had taken on 
new meaning for him, Phillipians 1:12, 'But I would ye should under- 
stand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out 
rather unto the futherance of the gospel..." During his final hours, he 
prayed for others — the sick, the afflicted, the bereaved, never expressing 
concern for himself sang old, beloved hymns as his beautiful tenor voice 
had so often done to glorify God, quoted great passages of scripture — 
verbatim, and recalled many joyful times in his life — times spent in a life 
of total commitment to God. 

An Eleven O'Clock Divine Worship Service of Love was held on Feb- 
ruary 10, 1978 in the crowded Pleasant Hill Church in Robbins where 
Charles was pastor ; the Reverend Wade Goldston led the service and the 
Reverend Clyde McCarver, District Superintendent of the Sanford Dis- 
trict, assisted. Also on February 10, a Memorial Service was held in 
Charles' "home" Church, Mt. Carmel, in Pikeville, with the Reverend 
Wade Goldston conducting this worship experience; the sanctuary was 
filled to overflowing as dear ones expressed the love felt for him within 
our hearts. Both services concluded with Charles' favorite hymn: 

A Charge to Keep I Have, 

A God to glorify, 

A never dying soul to save, 

And fit it for the sky. 
Interment was in the Pikeville Cemetery. 

As is evidenced by his name, Charles Wesley Wooten, he was bom into 
a devoutly Christian, Methodist home on November 20, 1924. He was one 

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of four children born to Wesley and Enness Wooten in Wayne County. 
It was learned early in Charles' life that he possessed great intellect and 
a remarkable capacity and zeal for obtaining knowledge. Through the in- 
fluences of his family, he developed a great love and respect of nature; 
the clouds, the rain, the sunrises and sunsets — things which are considered 
merely daily occurrences to many of us — were all unique and magniti- 
cent paintings in God's gallery of handiwork. He spent all of his life in 
the state which he loved and appreciated. North Carolina. 

Charles was so happily married to his wife, Callie, for thirty-one beau- 
tiful years. Because of Callie's love for God and for Charles and his minis- 
try, this couple became a Christian team working together to further God's 
kingdom on earth. They always did all church work together. When a 
church received Charles as a pastor, it also had the good fortune to be 
blessed with Callie as a continuous worker for Christ. Their loving home 
was blessed with three daughters, who along with their mother, survive 
Charles. Their daughters are: Sue Wooten Grissom of Goldsboro (wife 
of Reverend David R. Grissom) , Christian and Charline Wooten of the 
home. Charles always spoke with great pride of his lovely wife and his 
daughters; truly he loved each in a special, endearing way. The Wooten 
home abounded with love, respect, and devotion as was set forth in the 
example of Christian love. Their parsonage always became the community 
center for sharing. And in the Wooten family, each member assumed 
responsibility to work in Charles' Churches; in effect, the entire family 
felt the call of the ministry. Perhaps two of the most enriching aspects in 
Charles' life were presented in the form of twin granddaughters, born 
July 30, 1977; during the six months that Charles was permitted to love 
Kellie and Susanna Grissom, his life took on added, deeper spiritual mean- 
ing—never as one loved the children of his child. 

Charles entered the ministry from the Mt. Carmel Church, Pikeville. 
He was admitted on trial in the North Carolina Conference on October 
30, 1954. He was ordained Deacon on October 31, 1954 and ordained 
Elder on June 27, 1957. He served the following appointments in the con- 
ference: Atlantic; Evansdale-Winstead, (and later) Evansdale-Black 
Creek, Wilson County; Rich Square; Goshen -Keener, Sampson County; 
Norlina; Fellowship, Hamlet; Vas; Stantonsburg; Wesley Heights, 
Fayetteville ; and Pleasant Hill, Robbins, While serving these churches, 
Charles was influential in the initiation and completion of several build- 
ing projects, many of which he architecturally designed himself. He was 
truly a man of many talents. 

Charles was an excellent minister; his value was unsurpassed in the 
roles of preacher and in the responsibilities of pastor. He never faced his 
congregations with sermons until he was confident that he was both spirit- 
ually and mentally prepared. He always studied, constantly enriching his 
spiritual and educational horizons, as was obvious to those who heard 
him speak, or simply engaged in conversation with him. He frequently 
amazed members of his churches with his great knowledge and memori- 
zation of the Holy Scriptures. He felt privileged to be chosen to preach the 
Word of God to others. With each new conference appointment, his 
church members soon realized his loyal devotion to them ; he delighted 
in their happinesses, and was compassionate in their sorrows — their joys 

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were his elation, and their burdens he bore. His spiritual, guiding theme 
concerning the lives of those to whom God had entrusted within his care 
was: "And we know that all things work together for good to them that 
love God..." (Romans 8:28) And he also took the message of God's love 
beyond the doors of his churches into the lives of the uneducated, under- 
privileged, and to those behind prison bars. He was truly God's man. 

Because of his symbolic dedication to God, Charles was influential 
in causing many men to become Methodist Ministers. Among those who 
chose the ministry, in great part due to the influence of Charles' life, was 
his beloved son-in-law, David Grissom. Charles watched with great love, 
pride, and enthusiasm the life of a young man become the life of God's 
man. He so often referred to David as his son — a son who came along 
much later in life than his dear daughters! The love and respect, which 
Charles and David shared was truly blessed by God. 

I knew Charles Wesley Wooten as well as anyone who was honored by 
his life; he was my Father, my friend, my life-example. He had the most 
trusting, steadfast, unquestioning faith in God which I have ever wit- 
nessed; this he maintained until the very end of his earthly days. Every 
phase and aspect of his life reflected the realization that God's will was 
his will". We, his family and loved ones, have an obligation to convey his 
• loving, Christian example to others as this will enable him to dwell for- 
ever here among God's people. 

In Memoriam to 
Charles Wesley Wooten 
Our loved one has journeyed into a promised, holy 
eternal land 

"... the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus 
Christ our Lord." 
He leaves behind loved ones, unfulfilled dreams, 
unfinished plans, 

"Watch therefore : for ye know not what hour your 
Lord doth come." 
God has called his faithful, deserving, obedient servant 
home 

"...whosoever belevieth in him should not perish, 
but have eternal life." 
Home — a heavenly existence in which only bliss, 
contentment and joy is known, 
"...glory, honor, and peace, to every man that 
worketh good..." 
He is with God — Alas — the God of whom he worshipped, 
proclaimed, and preached 
". . .we are ambassadors for Christ. . .we pray you 
in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God." 
And we must follow his blessed example until God's 
lofty heights we ultimately reach! 
". . .come. . .inherit the kingdom prepared for you 

from the foundation of the world." 

S.W.G. 

Sue Wooten Grissom 
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CICERO REDMON ETHERIDGE 

1912-1978 

Dear Lord, 

I want to introduce to you my preacher, Cicero Redmon Etheridge. 
How many times have I heard those words said about myself and how it 
thrilled me to feel the fondness expressed in that introduction! Now with 
all the fondness and admiration that those words hold for Eastern Caro- 
lina Methodist, I use them to present to You, C.R. Etheridge. 

He was a man of plain and simple faith and piety who counted it his 
greatest honor and privilege to be acquainted with Your Son, Jesus the 
Christ. Cicero didn't speak of Him with the glowing and flowing words 
of the poet. Nor did he procalim Him with the profundity of theological 
exactness. But when one was in Cicero's presence, he knew a third person 
was there. He walked with Him in the garden when the cool morning's 
dew was on the roses. He walked with Him in the heat of the day when the 
noonday sun was symbolic of the warmth of Your love. He sat with Him 
in the evening's shadows when the day was far spent. And when the even- 
ing shadows became the dark of night, he remained confident that the 
night was light about him because Your Son, Jesus Christ, was there. 

C.R. Etheridge was born May 17, 1912, in Wilson County, North Caro- 
lina. He was reared in Evansdale community near Wilson and for many 
years worked for Export Tobacco Company and Food Processors, Inc., 
in Wilson. In the middle fifties. You called and he responded. First in the 
Original Free Will Baptist denomination, he served Gethesamane, Arapa- 
hoe, and Coratan Churches near New Bern. He also served Rosebud, 
Otter's Creek, and Macklesfield Free Will Baptist Churches and was 
primarily responsible for the organization of Calvary Free Will Baptist 
Church in Wilson. In 1973, he became a United Methodist again and 
served the PoUocksville Charge for two years. In 1975, he was appointed 
to Midway-Bethlehem and served there for two years. After he was ap- 
pointed to Turkey-Friendship in 1977, his days were filled with a struggle 
against an illness that tore at his physical being, but never dented the 
calmness and assurance of his soul. He gave up the struggle on February 
25, 1978. 

A service in memorial to his life was conducted at Joyner Funeral Home 
in Wilson, NC, on February 26, 1978, by the Reverends Robert Rattz, 
James Coile, Richard Etheridge, and Dr. Joseph Bethea. His mortal re- 
mains are safely deposited in Memorial Park in Wilson. 

He leaves behind a most lovely wife, Polly Taylor Etheridge; three sons, 

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John Thomas of Wilson, Richard Allen, a minister in the Christian Church 
(Disciples of Christ) of Starksville, Mississippi, and William Hunter of 
Shelby; three daughters, Esther Ruth Edmondson of Tarboro, Judy 
Carol Dixon of Bethel, and Joyce Joan Reale of West Islip, New York; 
and thirteen grandchildren. He also leaves behind a vest multitude of sons 
and daughters in the faith because he was "the preacher" for a lot of us. 

The most difficult day of his earthly life was Sunday, December 25, 
1977. It was neither the pain of sickness nor anxiety for his own soul that 
made it difficult, but rather his absence from a pulpit on this anniversary 
of the Lord's birth. He wanted to share with others the joy of the presence 
of Jesus, his Lord. 

Well, Lord, he's in your presence now; and at times I can almost hear 
"my preacher" singing: 

Then in a nobler, sweeter song, 

I'll sing thy power to save, 

When this poor lisping, stammering tongue 

Lies silent in the grave. 

Sincerely yours, 
James Coile 




ERNEST E. EDMOND 

1896-1978 

Ernest E. Edmond, son of Emerick and Johanna Edmond, was born in 
Arnot, Pa., on Feb. 16, 1896. He was the youngest of four children. 

On June 15, 1916, he married Maurine Manning of Charlotte, North 
Carolina. Two children were born to this couple. They are: (Retired) 
Colonel Emil Edmond of Tucson, Arizona and Mrs. Ellene Szabo of Lake- 
land, Florida. 

Ernest's active years in the ministry spanned over three decades. He 
became an ordained deacon in 1924 and an ordained elder in 1926. The 
greater part of his pastoral service was in the New Jersey, New York Con- 
ference. Churches he served, while a member of this conference were: 
Gibbsboro, N.J. ; Glassboro, N.J. ; Manasquan, N.J.; North Tarrytown, 
N.Y. ; PawHng, N.Y. ; and Lakeville, Conn. 

He transferred to the North CaroHna Conference in 1956. While a mem- 

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ber of this conference, he served the churches in Gates; Maxton; and 
Wilson. After his retirement from the North CaroHna Conference in 1961, 
he and his wife returned to Lakeville, Conn., where they owned a home. 
Several years later, they sold their home in Lakeville and moved to Lake- 
land, Florida. 

Ernest continued his Christian work by filling in for various ministers 
and assisting in the spreading of God's word, in churches around the Lake- 
land area. 

Ernest was one who could not remain inactive, and when he was asked 
by the Bishop of the Florida Conference to accept active pastoral work, 
he readily accepted and served churches in Ocoee; Bronson; Oklawaha; 
and Springhead, Florida. 

When his wife became ill, he went into his second retirement but still 
assisted, from time to time, in neighborhood churches. His wife, Maurine, 
passed away on December 12, 1975. Up until his sudden death on March 
25, 1978, he remained active as a layman in the church. He was planning 
to leave on April 24th, to visit the Holy Land. 

He is survived by two children and four grand children. 

Ernest's funeral was held in the Heath Funeral Chapel in Lakeland, 
Florida on March 28, 1978. The Rev. Dr. Bruce F. Gannaway conducted 
the service. Interment was in the Lakeland Memorial Gardens. 

Wherever Ernest served, as well as after his retirement, he willingly 
gave of his time to assist those in need and ill. He shared their problems 
with them as well as their happiness and success. He will long be remem- 
bered as an outgoing person, who loved people and loved to serve the Lord 
and spread the gospel. 

A chapter completed, 

A page turned, 
A life well-lived, 
A rest well-earned. 

Ellene Edmond Szabo 



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RENA BRIDGMAN LUPTON 

1883-1977 

Mrs. Rena Bridgman Lupton, widow of the Reverend Frederick Arthur 
Lupton, was bom April 28, 1883 in Hyde County, North Carolina. She 
was the daughter of George Stevenson Bridgman and Elizabeth Watson 
Bridgman. She was educated in the public schools of Hyde County and 
in September 1901 entered State Normal and Industrial College, now the 
University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In the winter of 1904 the 
main building of the college burned down and Rena Bridgman found 
herself out in the snow with only her nightgown. She developed influenza 
and had to drop out of school. During her college days Dr. Charles Mc- 
Iver had a positive and profound influence on her regarding her respect 
for education. 

For several years she taught school in Hyde and Pamlico Counties. On 
July 31, 1906 she married Frederick Arthur Lupton of Whortonsville, 
N.C. A few years later they moved to Durham, N.C. where her husband 
studied at Trinity College. He was admitted into the North Carolina 
Annual Conference in 1913. 

Rena B. Lupton was a wonderful minister's wife. She endured the hard- 
ships with a smile and a sense of purpose. She taught Sunday School, dir- 
ected many Easter and Christmas programs and on occasions she preached 
if her husband was sick. She helped with the quarterly and annual reports 
and always she was an inspiration to her husband and children. 

Reverend and Mrs. Lupton served the following charges: Town Creek, 
N.C, Hatteras, Tarboro, Atlantic, Tabor City, Scranton, S.C., Colum- 
bia, Swepsonville, Cedar Grove, Kenly, Leasburg and Four Oaks. Upon 
their retirement from the ministry in 1947 they lived in Graham, North 
Carolina. Her husband died in 1954 and for a number of years she lived 
with her children. For the last ten years of her life she lived at the Metho- 
dist Retirement Home, Durham, N.C, where she found love, a christian 
atmosphere and excellent care. 

She is survived by her five children: Dr. CC Lupton, Greensboro, 
N.C, Judge Harvey A. Lupton, Winston-Salem, N.C, Lt. Colonel Fred- 
erick A. Lupton, retired, Corpus Christi, Texas, Dr. Emmett S. Lupton, 
Alamance, N.C, and Mrs. Robert Murrell, Winston-Salem, N.C; twelve 
grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, three sisters and one bro- 
ther. 

She died at Duke Hospital, Durham, N.C, July 5th, 1977. Her funeral 
was conducted by the Reverend R. Dennis Ricks and the Reverend T.J. 
Whitehead in the First United Methodist Church of Graham, N.C. at 11 

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a.m. July 7th, 1977. She was buried in the Lynwood Cemetery, Graham, 
North Carolina. 

Rena B. Lupton made the world a better place because of her presence. 

EmmettS. Lupton, M.D. 



M^M 




MATILDA McRAE CULPEPPER PROCTOR 

1887-1977 

Mrs. Matilda McRae Culpepper Proctor, the daughter of the late Cicero 
and Margaret Lancaster Culpepper, was born in Wilson, North Carolina, 
on July 16, 1887. She was educated in Atlantic Christian College and 
Meredith College. 

She was the widow of the Reverend Creasy Kinion Proctor, who 
was first a member of the Western Oklahoma Conference and later, 
1916-1946, a member of the North Carolina Conference. Mr. Proctor 
served churches in Selma, Raleigh, Kinston, and Rocky Mount before 
moving to Oxford in 1928, where he was Superintendent of the Oxford 
Orphanage from 1928 until his death on June 26, 1946. 

Mrs. Proctor was a devoted wife and mother, having two sons — the late 
Sidney Kinion Proctor and Dr. Richard C. Proctor, now Professor and 
Chairman of The Department of Psychiatry in The Bowman Gray School 
of Medicine. 

Mrs. Proctor's life was characterized by outstanding Christian service. 
Following her husband's death in 1946, she moved to Raleigh. For a while 
she worked in Rex Hospital; later moved to High Point, where she served 
as a counselor in the Women's dormitory of High Point College. Following 
this period, she returned to Raleigh, where she worked for several sessions 
as a clerk in the State Senate. Later she moved to Winston-Salem for a 
few years and then went to live in the Presbyterian Home in High Point. 
She was a member of Edenton Street United Methodist Church in Raleigh, 
North Carolina. 

Mrs. Proctor died in High Point on July 31, 1977. Funeral and inter- 
ment followed in Oxford, N.C., on August 2, 1977. The service was con- 

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ducted by The Reverend R.H. Jordan, Pastor of Oxford United Methodist 
Church. 

Mrs. Proctor not only was a faithful and devoted member of the Church, 
but was extremely active in many patriotic and civic organizations and an 
officer in most of them, such as the DAR, UDC, NC Woman's Club, 
Daughters of The American Colonists, Jamestown Society, Sons and Dau- 
ghters of Pilgrims, Descendents of Colonial Clergy and Colonial Dames. 

It has been my great personal privilege to know Mrs. Proctor and the 
members of her family since 1924. She accomplished much during her 
ninety years here in this world. Many people have been enriched by her 
Christian spirit, her friendliness, and her devoted service to mankind. I 
shall be always deeply grateful for the friendship that I have had with Mrs. 
Proctor and her family over the years. 

Edgar B. Fisher 

WMM 




GERTRUDE FLORENCE SELBY EDWARDS 

1892-1977 

Gertrude Selby Edwards, daughter of Todd and Beulah Selby, was 
born on June 27, 1892 in Aurora, North Carolina. She attended Louis- 
burg College and East Carolina College, now East Carolina University. 
She taught in the public schools in Goldsboro and Tarboro. 

She met John Robert Edwards, a young minister at a session of the North 
Carolina Annual Conference and they were married a year later on Oct- 
ober 1 , 1919. To this union three children were born , all of whom survive : 
Robert D. Edwards, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Evans, andj. Paul Edwards. 

Gertrude shared fully, gladly, and faithfully in the ministry of the 
church with her husband in the communities to which they were appointed 
in the North Carolina Conference. She always had a love for people, and 
especially young people. Working with the youth in the church was to her 
a challenge and privilege. The influence she had on the lives of many 
young people could never be calculated. Not only was she an affectionate 
and helpful wife, but she was a dedicated mother. Her own children are 
a living example of her Christian influence. 

Her husband died while minister of First Methodist Church, Roanoke 
Rapids. Following his death Mrs. Edwards taught in the public schools of 

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that city for a few years. She later had a private first grade in her home for 
a number of years. 

She went to The Methodist Retirement Home in Durham in 1961 and 
remained there until her death on September 3, 1977. Though I had 
known her through the years, I really came to know her well during the 
years she was at The Retirement Home. Even before I joined the staff of 
The Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc. I recall visiting The Home on 
many occasions and one of the first persons you would see would be Ger- 
trude Edwards. All of her life she had shown a keen interest in people and 
had spread constant good cheer, to me, seeing her at The Retirement 
Home, it was as if she had been commissioned to be the gracious hostess 
for The Home making sure that everyone was warmly welcomed and made 
to feel at home. There is no doubt that this was truly home to her for six- 
teen years. She endeared herself not only to the residents and staff but to 
all who passed through or visited. Her outgoing personality assured one 
that within her heart love and loyalty prevailed. 

Her funeral was held in the chapel of The Methodist Retirement Home 
in Durham and conducted by Dr. Joseph F. Coble and Bishop Robert M. 
Blackburn. 

In addition to the children surviving there are five grandchildren: 
Dr. Elizabeth Edwards, John P. Edwards, Jr., Beth Edwards Ross, Ann 
Evans, and Gerald W. Evans, Jr. 

If I had to come up with a statement of principle of Gertrude Edwards' 
life it would be in the following words: 

"I will do more than belong— 

I will participate. 
"I will do more than care — 

I will help. 
"I will do more than believe — 

I will practice. 
"I will do more than be fair — 

I will be kind. 
"I will do more than forgive— 

I wrill forget. 
"I will do more than dream — 

I will work. 
"I will do more than teach — 

I will inspire. 
"I will do more than earn — 

I will enrich. 
"I will do more than give — 

I will serve. 
"I will do more than live — 

I will grow. 
"I will do more than be friendly — 

I will be a friend. 
"I will do more than be a citizen — 
I will be a patriot." 

LaFon C. Vereen 

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NANNIE DOUGLAS GUTHRIE 
1894-1977 

Mrs. Nannie Douglas Guthrie, the widow of the Reverend Charles W. 
Guthrie, died September 5, 1977. Daughter of the late Alonzo and Harriet 
Douglas, born March 20, 1894 at Troy, North Carolina. 

Nannie entered enthusiastically in all church and community activities, 
where Reverend Guthrie served, especially at Wanchese, North Carolina, 
where they built and maintained a home for several years after retirement. 
She was an inspiration to her community. A member of the church choir, 
loyal and dedicated to serving her church and friends. Her talent for sew- 
ing and handcrafts drew a great circle of love and warmth in service for 
her church and community friends. Her wit, charm and beauty parallelled 
her christian principles. Her passing was deeply felt by her many friends 
but her influence will linger on. 

The Life Christ Gives: "To live in hearts one leaves behind is not to 
die." 



JOAN ANDERSON DeHART 

1934-1977 

From 20 December 1934 when she was born, to the day of her death, 
17 December 1977, Joan Anderson DeHart packed the days of her life to 
the fullest. Born in Durham, North Carolina, she attended Durham's 
public schools and then High Point College and Duke University. She 
was related to the Methodist Church all her life, having grown up in Trin- 
ity Church, Durham. 

Married 17 May 1958 to the Reverend Murry L. DeHart, Jr., she entered 
gladly with him into our Methodist itinerant tradition. In 1958, they went 
to Union Church, Elizabeth City. After three years there, they moved in 
1961 to the North Gates Charge. From that appointment, they traveled 
to Camp Church, Shallotte in 1964, and in 1967, to Sunset Park in Wil- 
mington. In 1970 they returned to the piedmont section of our state at 
Saxapahaw; and in 1974, they went to First Church, Pittsboro, their fam- 



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ily home at the time of her death. 

During these years of parsonage Ufe, three children were born to the 
DeHarts, Lee, David and Jon; these sons and their father survive Joan as 
does her mother, Mrs. Kenneth (Myrtle Smith) Anderson of Black Moun- 
tain. Joan is survived also by two sisters, Mrs. Mary A. Leggett of Durham, 
and Mrs. Bird A. Baldwin of Black Mountain, as well as three brothers: 
Kenneth Anderson of Jacksonville, Florida; John Anderson of Durham; 
and Roger Anderson of Raleigh. 

A number of periods of illness made life difficult for her, but her spirit 
and yearning to be well again never flagged. Her death just before Christ- 
mas after nine days in the intensive care section of Duke Medical Center 
came as a shock to her family and her friends. Her body was laid to rest 
in Maplewood Cemetery, Durham, following a funeral service conducted 
by the Reverend Edward F. Smith, pastor of Duke Memorial Church. 

One of the prayers often used in funeral services has a sentence: "The 
young may die but the old must die." Death came to Joan while she was 
yet young. In such instances, often we wonder what life would have de- 
veloped into had the person lived what we understand to be a normal 
life span. One of the personal memories of Joan cherished by her family 
and friends is the deep love she had for the expression of our faith in Will- 
iam Whiting's poem, "Eternal Father, Strong to Save." The poem en- 
visions life's perils and problems in terms of the risk of the mariner whose 
life is bound to the stormy sea. The closing stanza sums up something of 
the writers faith in God's providence and adequacy for our needs. This ex- 
pression which Joan loved and which had great meaning to her is a fitting 
conclusion to this brief word of appreciation of her life. 

O Trinity of Love and power, 

Our brethren shield in this dark hour; 

From rock and tempest, fire and foe. 

Protect them wheresoe'er they go ; 

Thus evermore shall rise to Thee 

Glad hymns of praise from land and sea. 
So she lived and so she died. Her life remains a precious memory to all 
who knew and loved her. 

Edward F. Smith 



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WILLIAM WALTER LEVIS III 

1947-1977 

William Walter Levis III, M.D., was born March 1, 1947, in Detroit, 
Michigan. His short life reflected his love for people and was devoted to 
service to others. He died December 16, 1977, in Swansboro, North Caro- 
lina. The events that took him from childhood in Michigan to fulfillment 
in North Carolina are the threads of life that created the man. 

William Walter Levis III, M.D., was always called Bill. In Cartaret 
County, North Carolina, where he practiced family medicine, he was 
known as Dr. Bill. Dr. Bill knew his patients — not just their names and 
their illnesses; he knew their dreams and hopes and problems and fears, 
their children and parents and cousins and aunts and uncles. He treated 
the person, not the symptoms, and was humble in his recognition of the 
limits of his skills. One of his patients, a young woman who was a college 
student and mother of three, wrote at the time of his death : 

"The thing I loved about Dr. Bill was his complete honesty and the 
way he ministered to people. He always firmly reminded me to call 
if I was sick or if I needed reassurance. He was always reading new 
information and making checks with other doctors about my indiv- 
ual situation. . .He was truly a servant of God and will be remembered 
forever." 

Dr. Bill was in debt at the time of his death because he was a doctor, not 
a business man. He charged no fees for those who needed him and could 
not afford to pay, or he accepted payment in goods or services. Fresh- 
caught fish or painting his office were adequate exchanges for his skills. 
He once told the story of a patient whom he put on a diet. "But, Doctor 
Bill," she said, "I can't go on a diet. I've just baked a strawberry pie." 
Dr. Bill took the strawberry pie as payment for his services, chuckling as 
he pointed out that everyone profited in that case. 

Dr. Bill chose an area where medical services for people were scarce 
and hung out his shingle. Some thought his practice of making house calls 
would stop once he was established. However, during the four years he 
worked, he continued to call on the elderly and those he felt could not 
come to him. 

One eighty year-old patient, who had been seriously ill, gave Dr. Bill 
a handmade quilt which he admired. Dr. Bill was so impresed with her 
workmanship that he got her to make quilts for sale to others. Even when 
her health and outlook improved, Dr. Bill still made his housecalls be- 
cause "She was so interesting to talk to." 

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All of the events of Bill Levis' life were preludes to his becoming a doc- 
tor. He was an outstanding student, a Merit Scholar as he graduated from 
Roosevelt High School in Wyandotte, Michigan. Before his graduation, 
he had been an American Field Service exchange student to Tatui, Brazil. 
There he learned the joys of living in a small town and the warmth and 
love of a second family. His Brazilian family, Joachim and Therezinha da 
Silva-Camps and their sons, welcomed and loved Bill. He returned their 
love and felt that they were his "other" family. His sharing of his Brazil- 
ian experiences brought to his natural family and his community an un- 
derstanding and affection for another country and other ways of life. 

Bill attended college at Michigan State University, the University of 
Michigan, and the University of North Carolina. After he obtained his 
medical degree and moved to Swansboro, he met, courted, and married 
the Reverend Susan Padgett, a United Methodist minister. Dr. Bill and 
Reverend Susan worked together to help others. They complemented 
each other, and their own love was reflected and enlarged as they shared 
with those around them. 

Bill Levis will be remembered by many as a truly good person. The 
problems he fought in life gave him insight into the problems of others 
and strength to help them. He is loved dearly by the family whom he has 
left behind: his wife, the Reverend Susan Levis; his father, William 
Walter Levis, Jr.; his mother. Dr. Rae M. Levis; his brother, Richard 
Arthur Levis ; and his grandmother, Edith M. Stein. 




SADIE FITZGERALD DOWNUM 

1895-1978 

It was always fun to visit Sadie Downum in her neat, modest, and com- 
fortable home on Circle Drive in Beaufort. She was truly a "virtuous 
woman" (as spoken of in Proverbs) who built her home around her hus- 
band and children. Even in her advanced age, Sadie was keenly aware 
of the well-being of the members of her family wherever they were living 
and she always asked for prayer for those who were suffering. 

Born in Davidson County near Linwood, North Carolina, on September 
18, 1885 to John Burgess and Mary Fitzgerald, Sadie Mozelle Fitzgerald 
received her education at Spring Hope Academy. It was at that academy 
that she met her future husband — a school teacher named Edgar Wilson 

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Downum. They were married on June 5, 1907, at the Methodist parsonage 
in Nashville, North Carolina. 

"Edgar," as Sadie always affectionately spoke of her husband, had felt 
a call to preach at the age of 18 but resisted this call for 14 years. They 
were living near Stedman, North Carolina, in 1920 when Mr. Downum 
felt such gratitude for healing from a serious illness that he could no longer 
resist. He joined the North Carolina Conference in 1922 at Raleigh when 
he was 37 years of age. Sadie and their four children. Will, Allen, Edwin 
and Lucille, lovingly served with Mr. Downum as they moved from charge 
to charge as assigned by the bishop. The charges they served were: 
Buckhorn Circuit, Old Dock, Scott's Hill, Garysburg, Straits, Belhaven, 
Murfreesboro, South Mills, Bridgeton, Wesley Memorial, Winter Park, 
Aurora, Pikeville, Grifton and Atlantic. 

Having come from a little Methodist church near her home out of which 
has come nine ministers (most of whom were Sadie's brothers, nephews 
or grandnephews) , Sadie was prepared to be the active church worker 
that she was. Often she played the piano for church services, and Mr. 
Downum expressed his gratitude for the inspiration and support of his 
loving wife. 

Sadie continued to live in their retirement home after Mr. Downum's 
death in 1957 until January 1, 1978, when at age 92, she too, was called 
home to join her husband and other loved ones. 

The Reverend Douglas L. Byrd, minister of Ann Street United Meth- 
odist Church in Beaufort, conducted her funeral service. As a boy Doug- 
las was a member of Wesley Memorial Church in Wilmington where Mr. 
Downum served as minister. Douglas said he well remembers the special 
place the Downums won in the hearts of the people there. He stated of 
Mrs. Downum that "death is precious when it comes as a crowning touch 
of God upon a life of service in God's Kingdom here on earth." 

Also participating in the funeral service was a former minister, the 
Reverend Robert L. Nicks, who quoted a remark made by Mrs. Downum's 
son. Will said, "Mother instructed us well and meant for us to do right." 

Interment was in Ocean View Cemetery in Beaufort. Surviving are a 
daughter, Mrs. Lucille DeBerry of Rocky Mount; sons, E. Wilfred Dow- 
num of Beaufort; Dr. Allen F. Downum of Edenton; and Edwin R. Dow- 
num of Richmond, Virginia; a sister, Mrs. R.D. Hope of Burlington; 
10 grandchildren ; 20 great-grandchildren. 

Lou Nicks 



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DARLENE TEBEAU MERRIMAN 

1941-1978 



Darlene Tebeau Merriman, totally alive in both the physical and spirit- 
ual worlds, was at home and vitally involved in both of them. She was and 
is alive in very special ways known, or unknown now, to those who knew 
her here and loved her. 

Darlene died February 3, 1978 in an automobile accident in Alamance 
County. She was the wife of David B. Merriman, pastor of Bethel United 
Methodist Church, Route 1, Graham, N.C. Funeral service was held at 
Bethel Church, February 5th, followed by burial at Woodlawn Mem- 
orial Park, Durham, N.C. 

Darlene was born November 28, 1941 in Pittsburg, Pa. Following her 
marriage in 1962, four sons were born: Scott Blair (May 13, 1964 in 
Wellsville, N.Y.) who died at the age of eight in Durham, N.C. ; Matthew 
William (October 3, 1966 in Morristown, N.J.) ; David Alexander (June 
1, 1969 in Johnstown, Pa.) ; Marcus Raymond (November 9, 1970 in 
Bedford, Pa.) 

She earned her B.S. in Education from the Indiana University of Pitts- 
burg in 1967 and worked with the Cambia County Department of Social 
Service as a case worker in Johnstown for one year. After her husband's 
call to the ministry and the family's move to Durham, N.C, she served 
as N.C. Vice-President of the Parent's Advisory for the Head Start Pro- 
gram; worked as a Reading Assistant with the Durham County Schools; 
and did nurse's aid and other work in several hospitals. 

Supportive of her husband's work in the local church and in response 
to her own personal commitment, she served as a member of the Church 
Choir and leader of children and youth in Sunday School and M.Y.F. 
activities. She was active in an Ecumenical and Prayer and Personal 
Growth Group in Burlington as well as Prayer Groups in her own church. 

An exceptional writer of poetry, children's stories and fiction, Darlene 
was a member of the Burlington Writers' Club and the North Carolina 
Poetry Society. Her writing reflected her deep appreciation for her hus- 
band and each of her sons as well as awareness of herself as a part of the 
world community. In 1977 she began study at UNC-Greensboro in pre- 
paration for persuing a Master's degree in the School of Fine Arts. 

Surviving, in addition to her husband and their three sons, Matthew, 
David, and Marcus, are her mother, Mrs. Ralph Cornett; her father 
Allyn Tebeau, and her brother, Allyn Tebeau, Jr. , all of Pittsburg, Pa. 



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It is difficult to comprehend the depth of maturity found in one whose 
life on the physical plane was cut short after thirty-six years. Persons of all 
ages — children, co-workers, fellow-writers, family, friends whose life 
touched hers were recipients of her unspoken message saying to each per- 
son individually, "You are important to me, to God. Let's share the over- 
flow of life together. " 

Children as well as adults responded to her evident honesty and loving 
awareness of them as persons. The sharing of herself was done with sin- 
cerity and willingness to risk, and always devoid of personal aggrandise- 
ment or judgemental antagonism. 

Others experienced her maturity in many ways : 

Over a cup of coffee, she met you on your own level whether you were 
an intellectual or spiritual giant or a person with one foot in the depth of 
despair and seemingly losing the will to climb out. She wanted for others 
what she wanted for herself — with God's help, to reach individual maxi- 
mum potential. 

In working with others she could make judgment decisions with the 
clean precision of a surgeon's knife and, still keeping an open mind, stand 
by those decisions until sincerely convinced otherwise. 

With rare wit and humor she could laugh with others and with her- 
self. 

Intensely aware of the pain of the human condition and knowing and 
accepting herself, she could "be present" with another, give quality time 
in a one-to-one encounter. 

A giving person, she could also graciously accept gifts from others — 
she was easy to give to. 

Sensitive to the inner world of the Spirit, Darlene explored this path 
with an eager desire to grow into the fullness of God's will for her life, 
within His purposed fulfillment for all of His creation. Totally believing 
in the lovingness of God who hears and answers prayer, she sought His 
will with wholesome zest, listened for guidance and willed to act upon it. 
The living Christ through His Holy Spirit was present with her. 

Conscious also of the dark, she looked toward the Light, as expressed 
in her poem, "Grief." 

Why do you cry so? 
I am here inside 
Look in through the pain 
Here I live in joy. 
Darlene had a tremendous capacity for joy in her looking toward the 
Light. A recent poem included these lines: 

I must go to get it done. . . 

To catch the sun, to catch the sun, 

I must go 

to catch the sun. 
Following Home Coming at the church, she told a friend, "Home Coming 
should be a gay happy time remembering those who have gone to heaven. . . 
Just to enjoy each other and the good food and Boy, did we have good 
food! You know, all Sunday afternoon, I felt like joining hands with the 
kids to sing and dance and just be glad for this day and time." Perhaps 
she expressed this and so much more in her poem, "Love's-Go-Round." 

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Free 

spinning down 

the smiling sun-warmed hillock 

lightly 

over furrows and stones 

pricked 

by silvery blades of grass 

to a painful pause 

then up 

together in laughter 

racing toward the top 

to spin 

again 




MARY ELIZABETH (BETTY) SHERMAN 

1928-1978 

Betty Sherman died on March 6, following a two weeks illness. She was 
the wife of the Reverend William W. Sherman, Jr., Minister, Trinity 
United Methodist Church, Troy, N.C. 

Betty was the daughter of William W. and Beatrice Mines Lieberman 
and was born in Baltimore, Maryland on November 15, 1928. Her child- 
hood and youth were spent near Fort McHenry. She was a graduate of 
Southern High School and received further education at McCoy College of 
John Hopkins University. 

Active in the life of Fort Avenue United Methodist Church and serving 
as Adult Counselor for the youth programs of other United Methodist 
Churches in the area prepared her for the role she was to assume later. 
During this time she met William W. Sherman, Jr., a student at Dickin- 
son College. They were married on September 5, 1953. God blessed their 
marriage and home with three children, William W., Ill, Bruce and Deb- 
orah. Her children were a major interest and concern of her life. 

Seminary days at Duke Divinity School involved serving the Wake 
Forest-Youngsville Charge where Betty continued to serve the church. 
A lover of music and a deep appreciation of its place in worship, led her 
to become involved as a member of the choir, singing praises of her God 
with enthusiasm. She was greatly concerned about spiritual growth within 

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United Methodist Women and led to establishing a period of Intercessory 
Prayer before each meeting. She was serving as President of United Meth- 
odist Women at Trinity at the time of her death. 

Betty touched the lives of many young people outside the church as 
she worked in the schools of the communities where they served. Her teach- 
ing career reached children from kindergarten through high school but 
her work with younger children provided a deeper sense of joy and ac- 
complishment. She rejoiced as she watched young lives mature and dis- 
cover new possibilities. 

Betty enjoyed the out-of-doors as the revelation of God's creative power. 
This became more meaningful to her as she shared the beauty of the 
mountains at Lakejunaluska. 

A friendship developed and deepened over the years as we served in 
the same districts, shared in revivals and participated in various activities 
of churches and families. This friendship has enriched the life of the 
writer. 

Bishop Robert M. Blackburn and the Reverend Clyde G. McCarver 
conducted a Service of Worship on March 8 in Trinity United Methodist 
Church, Troy, N.C. to celebrate Betty's joy in finding eternal rest. She 
was buried at Scotland Neck. 

What we h-ave done for ourselves alone dies with us; 
What we have done for others remains and is immortal. 

Albert Pike 

Harold F. Leatherman 
William W. Sherman, Jr. 




ELIZABETH LEONARD HICKS 

1923-1978 

EHzabeth Leonard Hicks was born on June 23, 1923 in Franklin County 
where she spent her early years and received her education. She was a 
graduate of I ranklinton High School and later received her Nurses Train- 
ing at Maria Parham Hospital, Henderson, North Carolina. 

On June 23, 1945 she was married to Crawford Bryant Hicks. To this 
union God gave two daughters, Judith Christine Bullard and Betty Bryant 
Barefoot. 

C.B. and Lib, after a number of years being actively involved in the life 
of the church, answered the call of God to enter the ministry. They were 

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appointed to the Piney Grove-Mt. Carmel Charge in the Raleigh district 
on June 27, 1957. 

One of the outstanding characteristics that made Lib's life one of beauty 
was Love. This love was manifested in her dedication to Christ and His 
church as she assumed leadership in various activities, but in particular, 
The United Methodist Women. Her love for family was made known as 
she supported her husband in his ministry and displayed a keen interest 
in the welfare of her children and their families. A ministry to those who 
were sick brought great joy to her, because in this vocation, she was able 
to show others that love is expressed in more than words. 

In addition to Love, her life was lived in such a way that she was an In- 
spiration to all those who were touched by her life. A spirit of enthusiasm 
permeated her total being and resulted in causing others to give without 
counting the cost, to serve without concern for who received credit and to 
share with a sense of joy. 

During a period of almost twenty nine years, it was my privilege to 
observe the hfe of Lib as she participated in the program of the church in 
my first appointment and later as she assumed a larger role and gave her- 
self without reservation to added responsibilities in the ministry. Truly, 
her life was a Blessing to those who were the recipients of her warm friend- 
ship, outgoing personality, compassion for others and her undying de- 
votion to Christ, His Church, her family and those she served. 

On March 10, her earthly life ended as the result of an accident. How- 
ever, those qualities and characteristics that caused so many to love, ad- 
mire and appreciate her will remain to bless us throughout all ages. 

A Service of Worship and Thanksgiving was held at the Hallboro United 
Methodist Church on March 12 by the Reverend James A. Auman, assist- 
ed by the Reverend Harold F. Leatherman. 




MRS. RITTA JANE BLALOCK JOHNSON 
1889-1978 

The beautiful spirit of Mrs. Ritta B. Johnson slipped away to her 
celestial home on May 13, 1978; and she left behind her many loved ones 
and friends. 

Ritta Jane Blalock was bom in Willow Srings.Wake County, North 
Carolina, on August 11, 1889, daughter of Andrew Jackson and Mary 
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Isabella Johnson Blalock. Early in life she joined Cnanon Grove Missionary 
Baptist Church at Willow Springs, and in 1908 she moved her membership 
to Mount Zion Methodist Church in northwestern Johnston County. 
There, she remained a member for seventy years, even though she worked 
diligently in each church which her minister husband served. 

On May 8, 1909, she and Neill Beckwith Johnson were married in Wake 
County at the home of Mr. Johnson's uncle, the Reverend J. A. T. Jones, 
who performed the ceremony. To them were bom two precious children, 
Maynard Christopher and Josephine Johnson (now Mrs. W.H. Bridgers) . 
Mrs. Johnson is survived by her children, three grandsons, one great gran- 
ddaughter, one sister, Mrs. K. T. Jones, and one brother, Lee J. Blalock. 
She left a rich heritage to them of love and service to God and her 
fellowman, as Jesus taught in His Holy Word. 

Elarly in their marriage, Mr .Johnson worked eagerly in service to God 
and his friends. He taught in the Sunday School at Mount Zion Methodist 
Church in the afternoon and served as Superintendent of the Sunday 
School at Plymoutn Christian Church in the morning. Mrs. Johnson sup- 
ported and encouraged him in this intensive service to his Lord. When the 
call of God came to her husband to enter the ministry after the birth of 
their two children, Mrs. Johnson answered the call with him, sacrificing to 
help him through Trinity College. 

In 1918 Mr. Johnson was admitted on trial by the North Carolina Con- 
ference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and given his first ap- 
pointment. From this time until the end of his ministry, she was not only a 
homemaker, but his co-laborer in the work of the Kingdom. They were 
co-workers together in the fields "white unto harvest". Together they ac- 
complished numerous good works. The poor were a special concern of 
theirs. With these they shared their meager earthly goods. 

Their chief goal was to lead the lost into a saving knowledge of Jesus 
Christ. This they accomplished many times to the glory of God at Hatteras, 
Ellerbe, Fairmont, Biscoe, West End, Zebulon, Burgaw, Tabor City, and 
Roseboro, where she served with her husband. 

In 1939 upon the retirement of her husband, she moved with him form 
Roseboro to their home in Raleigh. She continued to live in Raleigh after 
the death of her husband, March 9, 1944. From 1946 until 1967 Mrs. 
Johnson spent much of her time with her daughter and grandsons in 
Columbia, South Carolina. From 1967 until she entered the Methodist 
Retirement Home in Druham in 1975, she lived in Raleigh. Wherever she 
was, her life was given in service to her Lord and other people. She counted 
it a high privilege to serve in any capacity. She spent her latter days in joy 
and comfort in the Methodist Retirement Home where she received ex- 
cellent care. During the second week of May 1978 she entered Duke 
Hospital and was called to her Heavenly Home in the joy of the Lord on 
May 13, 1978. 

Since the pastor of her home church, the Reverend W.M. Jeffries, was 
away at that time attending the Duke Divinity School Seminar in Mexico, 
the Reverend John C. Andrews, pastor of Hollands United Methodist 
Church, conducted her funeral in the Mount Zion United Methodist Chur- 
ch. He was assisted by the Reverend Bewie Shaver, pastor of Flat Springs 



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Baptist Church. She was laid to rest beside her husband in the Mount Zion 
Church Cemetery. 
Jesus said, "Because I Hve, ye shall live also." (John 14:19) 

Mrs George W. Lane 




WILLAFRED HOWE WELLONS 

1890-1976 

(Mrs. Wellons died on December 25, 1976. 
Her memorial is included in the 1978Journal.) 



For eighty six years and nineteen days, Willafred Howe Wellons lived 
the life that inspired her children to have placed on her tombstone, "She 
Lived Love." Her life began in Knoxville, Tennessee, on 6 December 1890 
and in the earthly sense was completed in the Health Care Center of the 
Methodist Retirement Home in Durham, N.C. on Christmas Day 1976. 
Her life spanned two continents and many situations, in all of which her 
commitment to Christ and her desire to serve God's children formed the 
primary points of her way of living. 

She grew up in Bloomington, Indiana, and went to public schools there. 
She graduated from Indiana University, in Bloomington, and taught 
there for a period. She and Dr. Ralph D. Wellons were married in Bloom- 
ington on August 18, 1914. More than half of their working years together 
were spent in missionary service in Lucknow, India, where Lucknow 
Christian College was their area of service. 

After more than twenty-six years of missionary service. Dr. and Mrs. 
Wellons returned to the United States for health reasons. In 1942 they 
went to Pembroke, N.C, and spent fourteen years in outstanding service 
there, where Dr. Wellons was president of what was then Pembroke State 
College, now Pembroke State University. A second "retirement" led them 
to Winter Park, Florida, where Dr. Wellons was associate pastor of First 
United Methodist Church and Mrs. Wellons taught a Sunday School class 
of young couples. Their third "retirement" in 1964 brought them to the 
Methodist Retirement Home in Durham, N.C, where Dr. Wellons died 
in 1974. 

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Mrs. Wellons is survived by three children: Alfred E. Wellons, New 
Bern, N.C. ; Mrs. Rebecca W. Rissmiller, Matawan, N.J.; Mrs. Janet 
W. Smith, Durham, N.C. ; and nine grandchildren. 

Always related to the Methodist church of the community where they 
lived, she was in Durham a member of Duke Memorial Methodist Church. 
The matter of "she lived love" took her into many sorts of church and com- 
munity work, always with the thought of serving God and of aiding His 
children by her life and work. 

Willafred Wellons is a beautiful example of a person whose will to serve 
overcame bodily weakness and illness. Physicians and surgeons in India 
and the United States, as far back as 1922 and 1923, assured her family 
that she would not survive for another year. It could almost be said of her 
that death had to wait until she had attended to all the things which she 
felt God had given her to do. In that spirit, quietly and peacefully on 
Christmas Day 1976, she breathed her last. So ended the wonderful days 
of a superlatively fine Christian witness, wife, mother, church member, 
citizen. 

Her funeral service was held in Durham, N.C, on 28 December, 1976, 
by the pastor of Duke Memorial Church, Edward F. Smith, who was also 
her son-in-law. Her body was buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Durham, 
N.C, beside the body of her husband. One of her favorite poems, based 
on I Corinthians 13:12, was read at her service and is a fitting conclusion 
to this tribute : 

My life is but a weaving, between my Lord and me ; 

I cannot choose the colors He worketh steadily. 

Oft times He weaveth sorrow, and I in foolish pride. 

Forget He sees the upper, and I, the underside. 

Not till the loom is silent, and the shuttles cease to fly, 
Shall God unroll the canvas and explain the reason why 
The dark threads are as needful in the Weaver's skillful hand 
As the threads of gold and silver in the pattern He has planned. 

Edward F. Smith 



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SECTION V 



CONFERENCE REPORTS, LEGISLATION 
AND RESOLUTIONS 

Group A— Agency Reports 

The Committee on Church Architecture 

The Annual Conference Committee on Church Architecture is 
estabUshed to be of service to local churches. Churches planning to begin a 
building project or needing to evaluate the need for a possible building 
project are encouraged to ask the committee for assistance. 

The committee cooperates with the District Boards of Church Location 
and Building in developing procedures and requirements for building 
programs. Members of the committee are prepared to offer education 
about the essential steps involved in a building project : discovering needs, 
developing a program, creating a design, and execution of contract 
documents. 

Membership of the committee includes the District Superintendents, 
representatives of the Conference Agencies, ministers, architects, and 
laypersons interested in the building process and church architecture. To 
encourage innovative design, the Randolph E. DuMont Design Awards 
program was established with awards made annually in our conference 
and the Western Congregation in the Rocky Mount District for the design 
of their sanctuary. 

Each year a joint meeting is held with the Western N.C. Conference 
Committee to offer education and enrichment to the members of the com- 
mittees and invited guests. At this year's annual meeting held at Duke 
University Divinity School the guest speaker was Mr. Frank Kacmarcik a 
noted Liturgical Designer for St. Paul, Minnesota who has worked with 
some of the best architects in the country developing innovative facilities 
for worship. 

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Whenever local congregations become involved in planning new con- 
struction or renovation programs, they are encouraged to turn to the Con- 
ference Committee for assistance. 

DENNIS B. NICHOLSON, Chairperson 
Ms. GAYLESEARLES, Vice Chairperson 



The Commission on Archives and History 

The Commission on Archives and History has had a busy and fruitful 
year. 

We are happy to report that the commission was represented at the 
Southeastern Jurisdiction Commission on Archives and History when it met 
in Jackson, Mississippi in July 1977. This group will meet at Methodist 
College, Fayetteville, North Carolina, July 11 - 13, 1978. 

Many of our churches have had special historical celebrations in 1977. 
Those celebrating 150 years or more are : 

1 50th Anniversary 
Plymouth, Washington County 

125th Anniversary 
Windsor, Bertie County 



100th Anniversaries 
Cerro Gordo, Columbus County 

First Church, Hamlet, N.C. 

Little River, Montgomery County 

Speights Chapel, Edgecombe County 

St. Peter, Oxford, N.C. 

Guidelines to determine the oldest church building in each district have 
been completed and published in the N.C. Christian Advocate. We hope 
to publish the list of churches next year. Some churches have already been 
determined as the oldest in their districts. Their pictures are on display in 
the Student Union. 

The Western North Carolina Conference and the North Carolina Con- 
ference joint Committee for publishing "Black Methodism in North 
Carolina" is still at work planning and collecting historical data for the 
publication which we hope will be ready sometime in 1979. We are in- 
debted to Reverend James McCzdlum, Raleigh, N.C. and Mrs. Peter E. A. 
Addo, Greensboro, N.C. for co-authoring the publication. 

On this the 85th anniversary of the first North Carolina Conference 
Historical Society, we, the North Carolina Conference Commission on Ar- 
chives and History, are reorganizing the society. The enrollment fee is 

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$5.00 per Charter membership will be open until December 31 , 1978. 

The commission is indebted to Mr. Joseph Watson, Rocky Mount, Nor- 
th Carolina, our researcher for his work in researching many documents 
and events. He has given unselfishly of himself. 

Our commission endorses the Hickory Grove United Methodist Church 
resolution pertaining to the Rocky River Methodist Church property. We 
are delighted Hickory Grove wants to restore this historic church. 

We encourage the local churches to place Methodist Ministers Grave 
Markers on the tombstones or graves of deceased ministers. 

Lawrence E. Lugar, Chairperson 
Morris Barber, Secretary 

The North Carolina Conference Brotherhood 

The following calls have been paid since December 31 , 1976 

Call No. 267 W.V. McRae $ 2,600.00 

Call No. 268 J. Hillary Bryant 2,600.00 

Call No. 269 Jack W. Page 2,600.00 

Call No. 270 C.P. Womack (i^ call) 1,300.00 

Total $9,100.00 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT 

Balance on hand December 31, 1976 (checking) 
Invested in Home Federal Savings & Loan 

(pass book) 

Invested in Cross Creek Savings & Loan : 

Certificate of Deposit 

Certificate of Deposit 

Invested in Home Federal Savings & Loan : 

Certificate of Deposit 

Interest received on investments 

Received from payment of calls 

Transferred from Savings to Checking 

(passbook) 

Total 



DISBURSEMENTS 

Payments to Beneficiaries 

ZOffice Expense 

Postage 

Transferred from Checking to Home . 

Federal A & L (pass book savings) 

Total . . 



$2,156.38 


5,799.30 


6,000.00 


4,500.00 


5,169.45 


1,682.81 


8,923.55 


700.00 


$34,931.49 


$9,100.00 


341.50 


159.75 


2,000.00 


$11,601.25 


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Balance on hand December 31, 1977 (checking) 973.52 

Invested in Home Federal S & L (pass book) ... 6,085.99 

Invested in Home Federal S & L 

Certificate of Deposit 5,572.02 

Investe3d in Cross Creek Savings & Loan 

Certificate of Deposit 6,113. 55 

Cerificate of Deposit 4,585.16 

Total $34,931.49 

The following calls are from December 31 , 1977, through May 10, 1978. 

CallNo.270C.P.Womack (1/4 call) $ 1,300.00 

Call No. 271 D.W. Charlton 2,600.00 

Call No. 272 H.H. Cash 2,600.00 

Call No. 273 C.W. Wooten 2,600.00 

Call No. 274 E.E. Edmond 2,600.00 

Total $11,700.00 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT 

Balance on hand December 31, 1977 (checking) $ 973.52 

Invested in Home Federal Savings & Loan 

(passbook) 6,085.99 

Invested in Home Federal Savings & Loan 

Certificate of Deposit 5,572.02 

Invested in Cross Creek Savings & Loan : 

Certificate of Deposit 6,113.55 

Certificate of Deposit 4,585.16 

Received from Interest 380.86 

Received from Calls 12,317.75 

Total $36,028.85 



DISBURSEMENTS- 

Payments to Beneficiaries $11,700.00 

Office Expense 528.24 

Postage 163.55 

Total $12,391.79 

Balance on hand May 10, 1978 (checking) 1 ,899.48 

Invested in Home Federal Savings & Loan 

(passbook) 5,158.92 

Invested in Home Federal Savings & Loan 

Certificate of Deposit 5,677.47 



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Invested in Cross Creek Savings & Loan 

Certificate of Deposit 6,299.25 

Certificate of Deposit 4,671.94 

Total $36,028.85 



J.K.Bo 

J.K. Bostic 
Secretary-Treasurer 

The report of the nominating committee of the Conference Brotherhood 
is as follows : 

KellyJ. Wilson, Jr— President 
James C.P. Brovm — Vice President 
J.K. Bostick — Secretary-treasurer 



Trustees with terms to expire : 



1979 
R. Stewart Brodie 
Johnnie s. Hugg^ns 

1981 
John s. Paschal 
R. Dennis Ricks 

1983 

John D. Mitchell 

J.E. Sponeberg, Jr. 



The Division of Church and Society 

Bishop Blackburn, Members of the N.C. Conference, Lay Delegates, 
and Guests : 

The Division of Church and Society respectfully reports a year of lear- 
ning, studying, voting, writing, re-writing, and or voting as we en- 
deavored to carry out the resolution passed by this conference last year in- 
structing us to present our concerns in position papers rather than 
resolutions. Briefly, our purpose was this: at our fall meeting we met first 
in plenary session where everyone participated in identifying the pressing 
social issues in this conference and then we divided into our three com- 
mittees of world peace, human relations and general welfare where these 

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issues were prioritized. Following that, the total division came together to 
review and hear reports from each committee and then voted their ap- 
proval of the two top-priority issues presented by the individual com- 
mittees. After agreeing on the concerns on which position papers would be 
developed, we worked through a process that would assure that the 
position taken was one on which the full membership had a voice and a 
definite consensus was voted. The committees themselves selected the 
writers, did the rough draft, and mailed out each paper to the total 
division for suggested revisions and comments. When the papers were 
returned to the committees, they were reworked and brought to the 
executive committee for further rewriting and finally reviewed by the full 
division in February and approved and released. I say all this to assure you 
that the position papers you have read in our Book of Resolutions are the 
work of the full division and that collectively we have shared our position 
on these sensitive issues as best we can. We have not attempted to speak for 
the conference or the church and we have been careful to carry out the in- 
structions our Discipline gives to Church and Society "to identify issues of 
social concern and to suggest lines of Christian action" and "to romote the 
Social Principles of The United Methdist Church". We are not asking for 
you to vote on our positions; rather, we are presenting them for your in- 
formation. 

Following last year's session, the conference secretary sent our resolution 
concerning the imprisonment of persons convicted of misdemeanor of- 
fenses back to our division for further consideration. During our fall 
meeting this resolution was returned to the committee originating it and it 
was not voted as a top-priority concern and was therefore tabled. 

Perhaps a good way to review our year's work for you would be to break 
down our budget and explain how we have used the funds allocated to the 
division. In 1977 our budget was almost $8,500 and for the current year it 
is $9,000. and in both years the first $5,000 has gone for our support of 
the Yokefellow Prison Ministry in the state. Since we are the major agency 
of the church involved in prison ministries, we feel it is imperative that we 
give our energies, resources, and full support toward visiting those in 
prison and giving them visible evidence that United Methodists care ; and 
to this end we have made the initiating of a new Yokefellow program or the 
participating in an existing one a major program recommendation to the 
districts this year. A member of our division attends monthly meetings of 
the board of Yokefellow and keeps us well informed. 

Of the remaining less than half of our budget, one thousand dollars was 
allocated to funding the two full division meetings of the year where we 
worked on our position papers as well as our program recommendations. 
Another one thousand dollars was used for training sessions and seminars. 
Last August we had eight members of the division attending the 
Southeastern Jurisdiction Briefing Conference at Junaluska and in the Fall 
we had delegates at a workshop on ERA in Nashville and at a seminar on 
"The Church's Responsibility in the Changing Southern Economy" at 
Junaluska. And since we are affi-liated with the State Council for Social 
Legislation in this state and participate fully in its activities, we also send 



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four voting delegates to its annual meeting and one representative to its 
study committee sessions. Another thousand dollars is earmarked for 
programming assistance - - - to help defray expenses of speakers or 
materials, etc., for districts who carry out our program recommendations 
of conducting legislative seminars or initiating Yokefellow ministries. Out 
of the remaining part of our budget we gave two scholarships to the Adult 
Study Tour, assisted the youth with expenses for their program called 
"LASER: Legislative Affairs-Study, Explore, Respond", paid dues to the 
State Council for Social Legislation and the coalition of North Carolinians 
United for ERA, and subscribed to IMPACT and The Raleigh Report - - 
two valuable pieces of information relative to national and state legislative 
concerns - - for each member of the division. 

One of our most significant activities of the year is operated so as to cost 
the conference nothing but is invaluable in its educational and com- 
munity-building quahties. It is our conference -approved program recom- 
mendation known as The Adult Study Tour to New York and Washington, 
D.C., where 38 people from our conference participated in the United 
Nations Seminars on National and International Affairs, a program op- 
portunity of the United Methodist Church sponsored by The Women's 
Division and the Board of Church and Society. This year our theme was 
"Our Neighbors to the South" and we heard a variety of specialists from 
Latin American countries discuss the canal treaties, textiles, energy and 
problems we share. Because our days at the United Nations coincided 
with the big coal strike and the peace overtures in the Middle East, we were 
able to hear experts in these fields too. As one of our young scholarship 
recipients wrote in her moving thank-you letter, "No one could come home 
from such an experience without enlarged vision, more understanding of 
our role in our problems, and a greater appreciation of our heritage in our 
church". I think we brought home 38 people who shared her evaluation 
and I consider that a pretty good year's work. We invite you to join us on 
the tour next year. 

Catherine Watson, Chairperson 



Committee on Communications 

One of my responsibilities as the Coordinator of Communication on the 
Conference Council on Ministries staff is to serve as a liaison between the 
news media in eastern North Carolina and the conference. There are ap- 
proximately 230 news outlets-radio stations, television stations and 
newspapers- -within the bounds of our conference. I am continuing to 
develope relationships and contacts with these news media personnel and I 
am pleased to report again this year that we generally get -in my 
opinion- -good coverage of the conference and the activity of United 
Methodists. 

I write and send out news stories on many of our conference events- -of- 

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ten localizing the story for a particular individual or a community. The sub- 
jects of these stories range from curriculum workshops to ministerial ap- 
pointments and from softball team chanpions to grants for parsonages for 
ethnic minority ministers. 

In addition to reporting on conference activities, I often rew^rite stories 
from our national United Methodist news service if they have relevance 
here. For example, this year I have covered the Joan Little case, the 
boycott of J. P. Stevens products, and most recently, the fate of our 
missionaries in Zaire. 

In addition to writing for the secular press, I send numerous stories to 
our conference newspaper. The North Carolina Christian Advocate. I am] 
most appreciative of the cooperation of Al Simonton and his staff. 

During the past year I have also assisted in news coverage and public 
relations for two ecumenical groups- -the North Carolina council of Chur- 
ches and the Good News North Carolina Bible Celebration. 

One of the common concerns I hear as I visit newspaper offices is their 
lack of local church news. This is an area in which I cannot work, and so I 
would challenge you lay members and ministers to work at this. 

The editor of the Circuit Rider magazine, Richard Peck, had an in- 
teresting editorial about this very subject recently. He said, 

"If church paper editors have strange ideas about news, it's because 
we taught them. We grind out the relaeases about a superintendent's 
visits, but we never prepare releases about what he or she said. We 
assume announcements are more important than ideas or beliefs." 
He goes on to criticize us for our refusal to "report the substance of 
sermons, the application of the faith to social issues, or significant 
stories of a congreation's ministry to the community." 

I hope this is a challenge to mziny of you. 

I enjoy my work very much. To me it is a ministry- a supportive ministry 
to those United Methodist who read about themselves in the papers or 
hear about themselves or their church on radio or television ; and a witness 
to other Christians, as well as the unchurched, that United Methodists are 
doing something- -and are putting their faith into action. 

Barbara Wilkinson 



METHODIST MINISTERS CREDIT UNION 

The writer of Ecclesiastes confidently porclaims, "there is no new thing 
under the sun." And yet, the next word begins a question, "Is there a thing 
whereof it may be said, See, this is new?" 

In this report we will tell you some of the new things in our Credit Union 
as well as update some of the old things. 

New is a 6% Deposit Account available to churches only. This is 3/4% 
higher than other insured savings institutions are permitted to pay on 
"passbook type" savings accounts. When compounded quarterly, this 
amounts to about $7.50 more per thousand per year. Deposits may be 

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withdrawn on the first of any calendar month after the account has been 
open for one quarter, without loss of interest or incurring any penalty. 
This rate is guaranteed. It cannot be decreased until ninety days after we 
have mailed to the church a written notice of proposed change in rate. We 
invite you to get your church to participate in this program. Any 
organization or agency of your church can participate, beginning with as 
little as one hundred dollars. Is it wise to lose this extra profit? The 
maximum aggregate amount permitted in this type account is limited to 
$225,000.00. 

New, too, is a Promissory Note program. This is available to churches 
and laypersons at a negotiated rate of interest for a specified time, with in- 
terest paid at maturity. These notes are not covered by share and deposit 
guaranty insurance, but such loans have the entire assets of the credit 
union pledged as security. The total amount borrowed under this 
program, along with the deposit program offered to churches only, cannot 
exceed $225,000.00. 

Another new thing is semi-annual dividends. Dividends will be declared 
on June f-O and December 31 , at a rate to be announced. 

Perhaps the most significant new thing to come to our credit union this 
year is the provision for continuing education of staff. Your treasurer was 
sent to the University of Florida for an intensive period of study in the field 
of Family Financial Counseling. In August John Mitchell will go to the 
University of Georgia for the Regional Credit Union School for two weeks. 
These learning experiences will strengthen the services of our credit union 
through the years. 

Now for an update on the things that are not new. Delinquency in loan 
payments is not new to us, but it has improved. This is not a reason to be 
satisfied. We must press on until we wipe it out. It is not a problem reser- 
ved for those on low salary. It makes its home at times with those in the 
$20,000.00 plus range. Like sin, it is no respecter of persons or income. We 
plead with those who have problems in meeting their payment schedule to 
contact us so a solution can be worked out without hurt to anyone. 

Delinquency not only hurts the delinquent; it hurts every credit union 
member. It can be devastating to the credit union if not controlled. Under 
new regulations issued by the Credit Union Division of the State of North 
Carolina, delinquent loans may stop the payment of dividends on shares 
under certain conditions. Now you see why we must control and blot out 
this practice. The borrower bears the responsibility of notifying the credit 
union of any problems that arise before their account becomes delinquent. 
In this way they can avoid a damaged credit rating. 

The Estate Loan plan is not new, but it has changed since the last report 
to you. Estate Loans now bear 9% APR interest. They are still one of the 
biggest bonanzas one can find in the savings field. The member borrows 
$2,000.00 and buys shares with the loan. The shares earn dividends and 
life insurance. The last dividend paid was at 5 1/4% per annum. If the 
borrower is under 55 years of age, the life insurance in force is $2,000.00, 
with a double indemnity rider that doubles the insurance paid when death 
is by accident. There is also a $2,000.00 accidental loss of sight and 
dismemberment of hands and feet rider. These accidental riders cease at 
age 65, but the basic life coverage does not cease or decrease. 

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The credit union actually pays you a profit to take this package of 
protection. You would earn $335.13 in dividends at 5 1/4% compounded 
semi-annually. You would pay $289.24 in interest at 9- APR over a period 
of thirty-six months with monthly payments of $63.59. This gives you a 
profit of $45.89, plus the security you have provided your family through 
the Estate Loan. 

The life insurance is available to those between 55 and 70, but it is on 
less than dollar for dollar ratio. 

The number of new members is 116 this conference year, up from 96 
reported last year. 

Last year we reported a growth in assets of $215,866.21. This was made 
possible by a $143,000.00 increase in borrowed money, leaving a net 
growth of $72,866.21. This year we report a growth of $128,944.99, while 
decreasing our borrowed funds by $21,000.00. This is an indication of 
good health for our credit union. 

Significant areas of growth revealed in the comparative balance sheet 
below are indicated by the following percentages: 

Assets, 11.66% - Loans, 11.44% - Shares, 14.46% - Deposits, 21.07%. 
Reserves, 16.09% - and a decrease of 8.16% in borrowed money. 

COMPARATIVE BALANCE SHEET 

Assets 5-31-78 5-31,77 

Loans $1,071,958.20 $949,358.58 

Cash 2,386.59 3,735.50 

Accounts Receivable 308.38 277.66 

Investments 8,801.49 1,033.36 

N.C. Savings Guaranty Corp. 10,300.00 8,700.00 

Prepaid Expense 1,642.30 1,523.53 

Furniture and Fixtures 10,411.20 11,984.80 

Other Assets 90.26 340.00 

TOTAL $1,105,898.42 $976,953.43 

Liabilities 5-31-78 5-31-77 

Accounts Payable $220.03 $191.13 

Notes Payable 196,000.00 212,000.00 

Deposits 169,647.74 133,898.82 

Shares 658,734.00 563,464.28 

Legal Reserve 52,868.99 44,360.73 

Undivided Earnings 6,879.62 8,953.08 

Donated Surplus 1,500.00 1,500.00 

Net Income 20, .048.04 12,585.39 

TOTAL $1,105,898.42 $976,953.43 

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Thiffs personal word of appreciation is well deserved. It was a joy to 
work with our president, Thomas A. Collins, for over sixteen years. When 
the road was rough, he added the necessary ingredients of strength and 
leadership to make the way passable and continued progress possible. 
Thank you, Tom, for your help and for your sacrifices. 

Now we have a new president, James H. Miller, Jr. His ability and 
leadership are evident and appreciated. I look forward to a close working 
relation between us. Welcome aboard, Jimmy. 

All the ministers, members of their families, the employees of our con- 
ference institutions and agencies, and members of their families present at 
this conference are invited to come to the Credit Union table in the South 
Foyer of this building and join while here at conference. John Mitchell will 
be there to serve you. 

Every Credit Union member is urged to drop by for a visit. Some of you 
need to see us, and we would be happy to greet all of you. 

Laypersons who have questions about Credit Union services and how 
they or their churches can participate, will be welcome, too. 

CM. Mitchell 
Treasurer 



District Conference Records 

The Committee on District Conference Records report to 1978 Annual 
Conference. The Committee has examined the district conference records 
and all twelve Districts Records were accounted for. 

We examined the records in accordance with the guidelines in the 1977 
Journal of the N.C. Annual Conference on page 239. Generally speaking 
we found all the record books in compliance with the guidelines with the 
exception that half of them did not contain the District Superintendents 
report on the State of the District. The committee feels that this report is 
essential and should be a part of the reports at each District Conference 
and therefore a part of the District Conference Record. 

We recomend these continuing guidelines: 

1 . Official binders be used. 

2. The most current reports be placed in the front of the binder, that 
visible tabs be used to designate years, and that no more than 4-6 years be 
in the binder. 

3. The following records be included: 

a. Minutes of the District Conference 

b. The District superintendents state of the District report 

c. An attendance record reporting the number present from each 
charge as well as the totals of laity and clergy present. 

d. A book of reports presented to the District Conference 

4. District Conference records beyond 6 years be placed in the 
repoistory of the Conference Commission on Archives and history. 

Frank I. Lloyd, Jr. 
Chairperson 

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Composite Report of the District Superintendents 

I have always felt frustrated when I had to make the pastor's report 
to the Charge Conference, for it is an impossible task to give a brief 
report on what the church has done during an entire year and at the 
same time cover all that needed to be reported. It is an even more im- 
possible task to make a report for the entire conference, but this is 
what I have been asked to do. I am trying to report for all twelve 
districts of our conference, but since this can not be done in full, I 
hope that you will read the report of each district superintendent 
which will appear in our Conference Journal that you will receive 
sometime in the future. 

So much pessimism is expresed to day about the church. Maybe we 
are guilty of the short term view. I began to think about the United 
Methodist Church and how far it has come in every area since I was a 
boy. I was bom in the bedroom of a Methodist parsonage and have 
known and loved our church all my life. Many changes have taken 
place and there has been great growth in every area of our church's 
life. I remember sitting beside my daddy one year at conference 
when the bishop read the appointments. It was his fourth year and I 
knew that by the law of the church we would be moving, but I did 
not know where and neither did he. There was great suspense as the 
bishop began to read, and I could hear a groan here, a sigh there, 
and I could see some tears as well as a few broad smiles. Out of the 
corner of my eye I watched my daddy to see how he reacted when his 
name was read, and when that time came there was no change of ex- 
pression but he patted me on the knee, and I was assured. There was 
no great raise in salary, but at least we would eat for another year. 

I got out an old Journal of the year of my birth and I think that 
some of the changes that have taken place between that year and now 
will be of interest. Let me note a few. 

(1) There were 258 ministerial members of the conference when I 
was born and there are 751 today. 

(2) There were 226 pastoral charges then and 535 today with nine 
districts in that great year and today there are twelve. 

(3) Church membership was 107,497 compared to 211,763. 

(4) We had 90,220 in our Church School and today we have 
107,480. 

(5) Three ministers were received into full connection at Annual 
Conference then and though I am not certain of the exact number 
that will be received, I am told that it will be thrity eight. 

(6) There were 772 local churches then and 849 today. 

(7) The grand total of money raised was $1 ,774,458 and last year 
we raised $23,641,221. 

(8) Finally, it is interesting to note that they met from Wednesday 
to Monday and began each day at 9: 00 a.m., and finished the day's 
business at noon. With a closed cabinet it probably took more time 
on the outside trying to figure out the appointments. 



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Our conference has almost doubled in membership in my life time 
and I am optimistic about our future. Let us look now at some of the 
things we did this past year. 

STEWARDSHIP: We had 432 charges that accepted and paid all 
of the Single Figure Askings. Total money raised for all causes was up 
$2,282,466 over last year. Our churches pledged $488,776 to North 
Carolina Wesleyan College to be paid over a three- year period and 
have paid $450,218. Our benevolent giving is up significantly over 
last year and we had over a 10% increase in membership in the Ten 
Dollar Club. 

LAITY: There was an increase in the attendance at the January 
Workshops with an attendance of 3,461 . The Laity Rallies still draw 
large numbers, as over 6,000 attended the twelve held this year. The 
attendance at the annual meeting of United Methodist Women 
reached an all-time high with over 850 registering for the two- day 
meeting. 

BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS: There were twenty- two 
church buildings under construction during the year and five par- 
sonages were built. Fifteen church buildings were dedicated and five 
parsonages. Our church people spent $3,128,465 for this fund last 
year which represents an increase of $626,229 over the year before. 
The reports of the District Superintendents will list all of these 
buildings programs. 

RETIREMENT HOME: Wesley Pines Methodist Retirement Home 
in Lumberton opened it doors on April 1 , 1977. There are now twen- 
ty-five persons in residence with the number increasing each week. 
An infirmary with thirty- six beds was to open this spring. 

COLLEGES: The enrollment in our colleges continues to grow. For 
the year 1977-1978 our Methodist colleges showed the following 
growth: Louisburg 2.5%. Methodist 9.2%, North Carolina 
Wesleyan 20.2%, , Greensboro 9% and the report from High Point 
'was not abailable. 

SPECIAL MINISTRIES: The work of our churches shows much 
imagination and thought as we have many special ministries. The 
reports of the District Superintendents will list many, but let me lift 
up just a few. In the New Bern area the Bogue Banks Ministry 
ministers to seamen coming into the port during the year and to all 
during the summer; Walnut Terrace Day Care Center in Raleigh of- 
fers much needed service to children of working parents; Page 
Memorial United Methodist Church in Aberdeen is sponsoring an 
outpost church which will soon become an organized church; the 
churches of Fayetteville committed $10,000 for 1978 to the Fayet- 



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teville Urban Ministry; the Raleigh Board of Missions is engaged in 
land acquisition for sites for future new churches; and the New Hope 
Church, Goldsboro, offers a ministry to carnival workers during fair 
week. 

EVANGELISM: Our churches received 8,187 members during the 
year and lost 8,067 for a net gain of 120. Of our churches 376 showed 
a gain, 370 showed a loss in membership, and 200 were barren as 
they did not receive a new member into their membership during the 
entire year. If you will study the figures, you can see that it took 
1 ,766 Methodist to gain just one new member during an entire year. 
I do not have the figures for 1977, as they are not available yet, but in 
the year 1976 our conference was one of only fourteen conferences of 
the seventy- three conferences in Methodism that showed a gain. We 
might try to find consolation here but there is not much comfort to 
be found. We see some churches in expanding neighborhoods 
growing rapidly, and we ministers, who are not so lucky, tend to ex- 
cuse ourselves for barren churches or loss of membership by pointing 
out that there is no growth where we live. We plead that we are not in 
a growing community or are even in a declining area. I have 
probably used the same excuse during some bad years and it sounds 
valid. 

I mentioned in the beginning of this report that I was born in a 
Methodist parsonage. I have, therefore, been to Sunday School and 
church all my life. What went on in the outside world between the 
hours of 9 : 30 in the morning and noon on Sunday was foreign to me. 
Since I have been a district superintendent I am riding most Sunday 
mornings during the Sunday School hour to some church in my 
district and I have had my eyes opened. In every church in my 
district I find people in shouting distance of the church mowing 
grass, washing cars, sitting on the porch, playing in the yard, etc.. I 
have come to know that there are communities that are not growing 
but there is no area that is even near to being fully churched. 

Somehow all of us, ministers and laity alike, must find the con- 
suming passion for souls that drove John Wesley and his early 
followers to seek out the unchurched and invite them to come with us 
to Christ. It is not enough to open doors and hope they will come but 
we must seek them wherever they are and bring them in. 

I heard a minister - I do not recall his name - say at Lake 
Junaluska that after the assassination of President Kennedy he later 
learned that at one time Lee Harvey Oswald had live within two 
blocks of his church. He went back and searched all the records at 
the church and could not find that anyone in his church had ever 
visited this man and invited him to the church. What a difference 
there could have been in the history of our nation had someone led 
Oswald to Christ. 

Who lives near your church that needs Christ? You will never know 
unless you go and seek them out. 



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Finally, we all know what Francis Asbury meant to our church. He 
is known as "The Prophet of the Long Road." He had a passion for 
souls and even though he had only four or five years of formal 
education, he brought people to Christ and into the Methodist Chur- 
ch through complete dedication and hard work. In the forty-five 
years of his itinerent ministry in the United States he rode over 
275,000 on horseback from Maine to Georgia and back time and 
time again. Those early Methodist ministers caught his enthusiasm 
and our church grew by leaps and bounds. 

Our own bishop, Robert M. Blackburn, crosses and recrosses our 
conference with the same dedication and enthusiasm. It would be in- 
teresting to know how many miles he has traveled in service of our 
church in the six years he has been with us. At cabinet meetings we 
always have as the last item of business a look at his schedule so that 
we will know at all times where he is if he is needed. I always leave the 
meetings thankful that I do not have his schedule as he has almost 
every day and hour of the week filled, including many Saturdays. On 
most Sundays he has two or three appointments from the Outer 
Banks to the other extremes of our conference. I feel that he has the 
same passion for souls that our early leaders had. My prayer is that 
each of the 221 ,000 United Methodist laypersons and the 751 pastors 
of our conference might here and now determine we will emulate 
him and our church forefathers in the year and years that lay ahead. 
Our church not only has a great past but can have a brilliant future. 
Are you willing to be a part of it? 



Burlington District 

As we come to the end of our fifth year as Superintendent of The 
Burlington District and the close of my active ministry in the North 
Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church I find much to give 
me satisfaction especially during the 1977-1978 Conference year. 

The most outstanding event in which I have had a part has been 
"Operation Understanding" which was conducted by our district and par- 
ticipated in by forty- five of the forty- six Charges of the District. This 
program was conducted by our District in April of 1978 under the leader- 
ship of our Missionary Secretaries in cooperation with the General Agen- 
cies of The United Methodist Church. Nine outstanding leaders from the 
General Level of our Church spent nearly four days in the bounds of our 
District helping the membership of our local churches become familiar 
with the program of our church. Informal meetings were held giving our 
people the opportunity to ask questions and gain information. Discussions 
were held in Worship Service Hours, Church School, Coffee Hours, Din- 
ners, and other planned occasions. Church Leaders received answers to 
many questions. The nine General Church Leaders expressed much 
satisfaction for the excellent planning which had been done and the 
execution of those plans. We express our appreciation to the lay people, 
Pastors under the superb leadership of Clay Smith and Jesse Bone. 

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MEMBERSHIP: The record for 1977 will indicate that the Burhngton 
District remained in the list of Districts of the Conference with a net in- 
crease in membership for this year. However, we regret that the increase 
was rather small. 

FINANCE: This year as has been the case for the last five, the 
Burlington District Churches accepted a larger percentage of the Single 
Figure Apportionment and all other apportionments, moving from 86% in 
1973 to 97.8% in 1977. We were second in the Conference in percentage of 
acceptance. 

BUILDING: During 1977 the folowing churches completed building 
programs. Front Street Church, Clover Garden Church on the Whitney 
Cross Charge, and Prospect on the Yanceyville Charge. The following 
churches are now in the planning or building stage of a church building 
program: Bethel on the Burlington Charge, Bethel on the Cobb Charge, 
Friendship, New Hope on the New Hope-Purley Charge, Saint Luke 
Church. Haw River Church is in the planning stage for an addition to the 
parsonage. Cedar Cliff has completed payment on its building and will 
dedicate its building in the near future. 

Again we wish to express our appreciation to the large number of local 
church members who followed the superb leadership of the forty- eight 
ministers appointed to their churches during the past year. 

A special word of gratitude should be given to the Retired Ministers of 
the District who have given outstanding service: C.J. Andrews, E.B. 
Fisher, W.M. Howard, Jr., J.F. Minnis, R.E.L. Moser, J.D. Stott, P.F. 
Newton, S.J. Stames, T.J. Whitehead, A. P. Brantley and J. H. Lanning. 

Last but by no means least, we wish to express our gratitude for Mrs. 
Harriet Wilson and the United Methodist Women and and the United 
Methodist Men under the leadership of Harvey Mitchell. These are they 
who make our church the force for good in our world. 

Blessings upon you for what you are and what you have done. 

Nicholas W. Grant 
District Superintendent 

Fayetteville District 

The folowing is the report of the 49 pastors and 18,074 lay persons of the 
Fayetteville District for the year, 1977. 

MEMBERSHIP: Net gain in membership for the year was 156. 393 mem- 
bers were received on profession of faith and 140 were removed by death. 
297 members were received from other United Methodist Churches and 
242 were removed to other United Methodist Churches. 186 were received 
from other denominations, and 187 were lost to other denominations. 141 
were removed by Charge Conference action or withdrawn. 
FINANCES: The Fayetteville District, with the exception of one church, 
paid its financial obligations accepted for 1977 in full. 99.79% of the ac- 
ceptance for the year was paid. In the fall Charge Conferences, the per- 
centage of acceptance on various askings for 1978 was: Single 
Figure--93.3%, Ministerial Education Fund--81.3%, In- 

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terdenominational Cooperation--59.7%, Black Colleges- -52.2%, 

Missional Priorities--77.2%, and Lake Junaluska- -66.1%. A number of 
churches had outstanding success with the "Pony Express" plan, and 
several of them oversubscribed their budgets. 

BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS: Building and renovations this 
year include: Mt. Moriah (sanctuary renovation completed), McGee on 
the Clinton Circuit (sanctuary renovation in progress) , Fayetteville : 
Trinity (first unit in progress) . A nev^r parsonage has been purchased for 
the Haymount associate pastor. 

Dedications have been held for the new fellowship hall at Tabor, Hall's 
Church on South River Charge, Calvary Church in Fayetteville, the 
renovation of Beulah Church on the Salemburg Charge, and the par- 
sonage at Grace Church in Clinton. 

Groundbreaking was held for the first unit of Fayetteville : Trinity and 
the Haymount educational unit. 

PROGRAMS : Mission Festivals and Lay Speaker Training programs were 
held in each of the three sub -districts. A successful "No Silent Pulpits" 
program was approved by lay speakers during Lent. At the fall Charge 
Conferences churches in the district committed $9,980 to Fayetteville Ur- 
ban Ministry and $930 to a new Native American Ministry in the district 
for 1978. United Methodist Women pledged $17,500 to missions plus 
$1500 in second-mile giving to Harnett County Church and missionary 
salary support. In the N. C. Christian Advocate campaign, the Fayetteville 
District led the conference in new subscriptions. 

A first for the district was the appointment of a Campus Minister, Paul 
Granger, to Methodist College in June. 

I am grateful for the opportunity of serving with the Fayetteville District 
team in 1977 and for the dedication of laity and clergy which has made this 
report possible. 

James H. Miller, Jr. 
District Superintendent 

Goldsboro District 

It is with real excitement that I make my fourth report for the fifty -eight 
dedicated ministers and the 14,880 loyal laypersons of the Goldsboro 
District for 1977. We did know heartache as three ministers in the district 
died: J. Hillary Bryant, David W. Charlton and Cicero R. Etheridge. 
They served our church well and will be greatly missed. 
SPECIAL MINISTRIES - Our churches serve well the members of the 
local church, but their work and influence is felt in the community, the 
nation, and around the world. We are involved in leading worship services 
in rest homes and in a state hospital, in sponsoring scout and brownie 
troops, meals on wheels, mother's day out, yokefellow, tape ministries, 
etc., but we have some programs that are unusual. New Hope Church in 
Goldsboro offers a ministry to carnival workers during the week of the 
county fair. The Rose Hill Church has day camping for the mentally retar- 
ded and Whitley Memorial Church in Smithfield has a Vacation Church 
School for he retarded. 

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MEMBERSHIP - Our district has shown a net gain in membership for the 
first time in four years. For the last three years we have taken in many 
members, but always there has been a large number taken off the rolls by 
action of the Charge Conference, as the ministers have made an effort to 
get rolls correct. As a result we have shovkTi a net loss. We received 230 on 
Confession of Faith and 370 by transfer. We still removed 64 by action of 
the Charge Conference but showed a net gain of 20. We are working hard 
in the area of evangehsm and hope that next year we vnll have an even 
greater gain. 

BUILDING PROGRAMS AND DEDICATION - Our district raised 
$507,751 this year on buildings and improvements. Jefferson built a new 
parsonage at a cost of $50,000. Bishop Blackburn dedicated the St. Luke 
Church in Goldsboro. Rones Chapel built an education building that cost 
$96,000. On the same Sunday Bishop Blackburn dedicated the Pine Level 
Church, which cost $75,000 and rededicated the Pine Forest Church which 
had been renovated. St. Paul Church in Goldsboro bought a parsonage for 
the associate minister at a cost of $39,000 and Mt. Olive: First bought a 
parsonage at a cost of $68,000. Antioch Church built an education 
building at a cost of $40,000 and Faison, one that cost $92,000. Bishop 
Blackburn dedicated the Trinity parsonage. LaGrange spent $60,000 in 
the renovation of their sanctuary and Daniels Memorial in Goldsoro spent 
$116,000 as they also renovated their sanctuary. Benson renovated their 
parsonage at a cost of $13,000, and Institute spent $5,000 on their par- 
sonage. 

FINANCES - For the eighth straight ye-^r the Goldsboro Disrict has paid 
100% of its acceptance on Single Figu ut this year we paid 100% of the 
askings. This indicates the dedication ot the ministers and laypersons in 
our district. In addtion we accepted for Ministerial Education 83%, In- 
terdenominational Cooperation 45%, Black Colleges 63%, Missional 
Priorities 90%, and for Lake Junaluska 80%. Each of these represents an 
increase over last year. 

APPRECIATION - The work for Christ and His Church that is being con- 
tinued in the Goldsboro District reflects the fine ministerial leadership that 
we have. The report in no way attempts to show all that they do, nor can it. 
I count i. d great privilege to work with each of them. It is also obvious that 
the lay people are devout Christians and loyal to the United Methodist 
Church. They always seem to be willing to go the second mile. We offer a 
special work of thanks to our very able Disrict Lay Leader, Mr. Jimmy 
Davis, to the president of the United Methodist Womem, Mrs. Edith 
HoUoman, and the the president of the United Methodist Youth, Mr. 
Harrell Overman, and to our District Council on Ministries. Finally we 
would thank Mr. C. Jack Houser who has served as district treasurer for ten 
years. 

J. Paul Edwards 
District Superin^aendent 



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New Bern District 

The report of the New Bern Fistrict is made with the reaUzation that it is 
the record of each minister and layperson involved in Ministry in 67 local 
congregations. Further, it is made with a prayer of Thanksgiving to 
Almighty God for His countless blessings and the response of 16,292 
United Methodist laypersons and all the ministers. 

EVANGELISM : I am pleased to report that 1977 brought growth in chur- 
ch membership. The total number received in all categories was 670 and 
total number removed was 548. Thus, our net gain was 122. The highlight 
is the number received on Profession of Faith- -265. We still need to seek 
out those who have made no commitment to Jesus Christ and bring them 
into the Fellowship of the Redeemed. 

CHURCH SCHOOL: Total Church School Membership decreased as well 
as average attendance. This causes great concern and points up the need 
for us to do some serious soul searching and a renewed dedication to the 
cause of Christian Education. There must be an answer as to the cause for 
enrollment and attendance decrease, while church membership continues 
to grow. 

STEWARDSHIP: Growth has been evident as indicated by the Ac- 
ceptance and Payment of Single Figure Apportionment and other causes 
in the program of our church. However, there are too many charges that 
fail to Accept and pay the Fair Share. Each charge should make an effort 
to respond to all causes. 

LAY LIFE AND WORK : The lay people of the district respond in a great 
way to the Lay Rally and the January Workshops. There is a very real 
desire on the part of our lay people to equip themselves for their particular 
responsibility. 

BUILDING PROGRAMS : Harkers Island has completed a very extensive 
renovation progpram that involved both the sancutary and educational 
building. Swansboro and Northwoods Jacksonville will soon start con- 
structing new parsonages. 

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN : The women of the district continue to 
be very actively involved in the program on the Local, District and General 
church level. Their Mission Pledge continue to increase, as does the num- 
ber participating in heir many activities. Their Sub -District and District 
meetings are well planned and designed to be of help to the Local Unit. 
UNITED METHODIST YOUTH: District Rallies, Sub-District meetings 
and meetings of local groups keep the youth very much involved in the life 
of the church. 

Harold F. Leatherman 



Raleigh District 

This report reflects the work of the pastors and Lay persons in the 
Raleigh District. 

MEMBERSHIP - During the 1977 calendar year, 1,500 members were 
received into our churches, with 409 of these coming by Profession of 
Faith. The total church membership for the District on December 31, 

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Faith. The total church membership for the District on December 31, 
1977, was 28,416. This represents an increase of 340 members for the year. 
The District Conference this year was highlighted by an Evangelism 
Seminar. 

FINANCES - During this period the churches of the District paid 100% of 
their Single Figure Acceptance, for a total of $537,261. The following 
amounts were raised for some of our other important causes: N.C. 
Wesleyan College, $12,597; General and conference Advance Specials, 
$38,112; and Ministerial Education $23,623. 

BUILDING PROJECTS AND IMPROVEMENTS - White Plains con- 
secrated a beautiful new sanctuary; a new educational unit was completed 
at Macedonia; a new educational unit was begun at Providence Church. 
Wake Forest purchased land for future expansion and Wendell has a site 
for a new parsonage. 

LAY LIFE AND WORK -The District Lay Rally was highly successful and 
inspirational. Approximately 600 were in attendance. Three scholarships 
for higher education were granted to the youth of the District from funds 
received at the Lay Rally. The Raleigh District Lay Retreat continues to be 
a highlight in the work of our Methodist Men. The United Methodist 
Women are an inspriation to all of us. I offer a special word of thanks to 
Mrs. E. G. Craig, President of our United Methodist Women; Bruce 
Hargrove, District Lay Leader; Hal Thompson, our Trustee Chairperson, 
and to all who have given so generously of their time and talents. 

W. B. Petteway 
District Superintendent 



Rockingham District 

I am pleased to make my first report as Superintendent of the 
Rockingham District. It is made with keen awareness of the grace of God 
which abounds to bring us to this hour to be His Church in the various 
ways we have been created and sustained. 

Bishop Blackburn took a bold and prophetic step when he called me 
from the Divinity School at Duke Univesity to join the Cabinet of the North 
Carolina Conference. Bishop, I am honored to be a part of your ad- 
ministration; it has been a good, happy and challenging year for me and 
my family; and we hope that you have not been and will not be em- 
barrased by this appointment. 

Clyde and Frances McCarver went beyond the call of duty to make our 
transition and adjustment in the District as smooth as possible. To them we 
are eternally grateful. 

My colleagues in the Cabinet and the Council on Ministries Staff have 
been patient and very understanding as they have had to work with a 
neophyte Superintendent. That I have not made too many mistakes can be 
attributed to their advice and counsel. 

The good people of the Rockingham Disrict, lay and clergy, have been 
faithful Christians and loyal United Methodists this year. These 16,471 
persons who are the Body of Christ in 77 congregations in Robeson, 

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Scotland and Richmond Counties deserve special appreciation for the 
reception and cooperation accorded their Superintendent and his family 
and for their dedicated churchmanship this year. 

EVANGELISM : Church growth and development are at the very top of 
ourlotof priori ties in the District. In 1977, v^e had a net increase of 22 . 

Received on Profession of Faith or Restored-250 

Received from other United Methodist Churches -140 

Received from Other Denominations -105 

Removed by Charge Conference or Withdrawn -46 

Transferred to Other United Methodist Churches -148 

Transferred to Other Denominations-70 

Removed By Death -209 

It is our conscious intent to accelerate our effort in evangelism so that an 
ever -increasing number of souls may be saved for Christ and His church. 
BUILDING AND IMPROVEMENTS : Sandy Plains dedicated their chur- 
ch and parsonage. Pleasant Grove opened a new fellowship hall. Laurin- 
burg: First, purchased property adjacent to the church site. Construction 
will soon begin for a new church at Philadelphus and a fellowship hall at 
Bethesda. New parsonages are being purchased at Hamlet: St. Peter and 
Rockingham : St. Paul. Improvements have been completed at Johns, Cool 
Springs, Cordova, Fairmont: Trinity, Laurel Hill, Wagram, Mt. Olive, 
Piney Grove, Norman, Red Spring: Trinity, Ledbetter, Glenwood, Pee 
Dee, Rockingham: West, Rowland and Snead's Grove. Improvements are 
underway at Hamlet: First, Barkers, Beauty Spot, New Zion, Salem and 
St. Paul's. Improvements are planned at Collins's Chapel, Cool Springs, 
Miller's Chapel, Galilee, Asbury, Branch Street, Pembroke: Fir- 
st, Rockingham: First, and Zion. 

LAY LIFE AND WORK : The District Committee on Lay Life and Work- 
functioned well under the leadership of Howard Cooper, District Lay 
Leader. Dr. James Bailey was preacher for a very successful District Lay 
Rally. We thank Howard Cooper and his team for a job well done and we 
look forward to our work with our new District Lay Leader, Robert E. 
Hutchinson. 

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN: Mrs. George Briley completed a very 
successful tenure as President of the Rockingham District United 
Methodist Women and has been elected to a Conference of ice. Three 
sub -districts are organized and functioning well. Under the able leader- 
ship of Mrs. J. A. Garner, we anticipate continued growth in the work of 
these lovely ladies of the Rockingham District. 

UNITED METHODIST YOUTH: Our District Youth Council has been 
re -organized and has sponsored a District Rally and a District Retreat. 
Appreciation for this and more must be expressed to Miss Julia Henry, 
President, Robert Atchley, Coordinator, and a host of others who are also 
involved. 

Several of our charges and their pastors can be cited for outstanding 
achievements. Among them are: Cordova, Jeff Davis; Fellowship, Brooks 
Patten; Laurel Hill, Bob Warren; Laurinburg: First, Troy Barrett; St. 
Luke, Jim Lee; Prospect, Harvey Lowry; Rockingham: West, Lee 
PhilUps; Zion, David Harvin; St. John-Gibson, Ruth Harper; Snead's 

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Grove, Rob Atchley, and others too modest to report their outstanding 
work. 

The District has been well organized with A. P. Hill, Jr., serving as 
Chairperson of the Council on Ministries, Herman Winberry, Chairperson 
of the Committee on Ordained Ministry, and Jim Lee, Supervising Pastor 
and Secretary of everything. To these and to all the ministers and layper- 
sons of the Rockingham District, gratitude is expressed for good work and 
good fellowship in th church of Jesus Christ. AMEN. 

Joseph B. Bethea 



Rocky Mount District 

This report is the report of 18,430 Methodist of the Rocky Mount 
District and of their 53 pastors. They are to be commended for their 
dedication and for the fruits of their prayers and labors. 
BUILDINGS - A new sanctuary was completed and occupied at Pinetops 
at a cost of $241,535; the parsonage was remodeled at Roanoke Rapids: 
First Church at a cost of $40,000 and the parsonage at Jackson on the Nor- 
thampton Charge was remodeled at the cost of $16,000. 
EVANGELISM - The total membership of the District is 18,430. There 
were 227 additions to the churches on Profession of Faith, 212 from other 
United Methodist churches, and 138 from other denominations. There was 
a loss of membership of 722, making a net loss of 145. 

THE LAITY - Our special commendation goes to John J. Ferebee, District 
Lay Leader for his excellent leadership in planning an outstanding 
February Lay Rally in Wilson with Dr. Robert Hayes as speaker. Under the 
sponsorship of the District Committee on Lay Life and Work our January 
Workshops continue to grow in number and in enthusiasm. 
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN - 1977 closed out the term of Mrs. 
Hunter Banks, Jr. as District President of United Methodist Women. Betty 
has given the District women excellent leadership and they have responsed 
with enthusiastic cooperation. The new District President, Mrs. Roy 
Barrow, is well -qualified to continue excellent leadership and the future of 
this organization looks promising. 

STEWARDSHIP: - The Rocky Mount District has at the end of 1977 paid 
$49,739.07 to the North Carolina Wesleyan Colege Special on a goal of 
$42,832. Of this amount $3,645 was paid during the year 1977. On an ap- 
portionment of $368,281 for Single Figure the district churches accepted 
$357,406 and paid $352,126.73. The figures represent payments of 95.6% 
of the apportionment and 98.52% of the acceptance. 

Nashville and Rocky Mount: Englewood, under the leadership of Field 
Service, National Division, Board of Global Ministries, conducted very 
sucessful stewardship campaigns and are now blessed in the experience of 
increased giving and a growing sense of Christian stewardship. Many of the 
churches of the District in the Fall of 1977 conducted their stewardship 
campaigns using the Saddlebag procedure. These churches and their 
pastors have been high in their praise of the results of this stewardship em- 
phasis. 

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EDUCATION - Successful Christian Workers Schools have been held at 
Roanoke Rapids: First Church, Rocky Mount: First Church, and Wilson: 
First Church. Most of the churches of the District have participated in these 
schools. Youth Sub -District organzations are active in Northampton 
County and in the Roanoke Rapids area. 

An overnight retreat for ministers was held in September at Camp 
Willow Run, Littleton; in the midst of a lakeside setting God's presence 
was strongly felt in experiences of worship and recreation. The ministers 
were led by Christian White in a study of a Christian minister's use of 
money. 

JohnM.Cline 
District Superintendent 



Sanford District 

The following is the report of ministry and stewardship of the 45 pastors 
and 15,589 lay members of the Sanford District for the year, 1977. 
MEMBERSHIP - 472 new members were received; 180 on Profession of 
Faith, 192 from Other Methodist Churches, and 100 from other 
Denominations. 62 were removed by Charge Conference or withdrawn, 
124 transferred to other Methodist Churches, 80 transferred to other 
Denominations, and 177 were lost by death. 

FINANCES - The churches of the District accepted 94.99% of the Single 
Figure Askings, 85.25% of Ministerial Education, 65.78% of In- 
terdenominational Cooperation Fund, 65.51% of Black College Fund, 
84.24% on Missional Priority Funds, making a total acceptance on 
Askings of 93.34%. 

BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS - Aberdeen has sponsored an 
"Outpost Mission" and purchased a $10,000 building lot for a tri-racial 
congregation. Center is in the process of finalizing plans for additional 
Eductional space. Jones Chapel has renovated its Sanctuary, bricked its 
building, and errected a steeple. First : Mt Gilead has done renovation to its 
plant. Piney Grove has dedicated its new facility. Poplar Springs 
remodeled and dedicated the Educational Building. Robbins has done ex- 
tensive remodeling of its facilities. McQueens has completed its new 
educational building. West End: Siler City remodeled its educational 
facility. Southern Pines has done extensive remodeling. Browns Chapel is 
in the process of building an eDucational and recreational facility, First: 
Troy dedicated its new Sanctuary. Bascoms Chapel has dedicated its new 
Sanctuary. Cameron is in the process of completing renovation. 
PROGRAMS - The District Council had a two-day retreat and has had a 
good year under the direction of Dr. Reginald Ponder as Chairman. Clyde 
Strother, District Lay Leader, has given good guidance in this area. They, 
too, had a week-end retreat which was most helpful. Our Lay Rally was 
great. Over 600 persons were in attendance to hear reports, consecration of 
Lay Speakers, and a dynamic address by Dr. John Mason Stapelton. We 

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have a very active core of Lay Speakers who filled out pulpits during Lent 
and as the need arose during the year. Mrs. Max Matthews and her leaders 
have given fine stewardship in the United Methodist Women's work. Tom- 
my Herndon has guided our Youth program for the year. We regret that 
some of the churches do not participate at the district level. 

I am grateful for the blessing of serving with and among such fine people 
as those of the Sanford District. We hope for better things, always, for the 
district. 

Clyde G. McCarver 
District Superintendent 



Wilmington District 

I consider it a privilege to share with the Annual Conference some of the 
activities of the Wilmington District during the conference year 
1977-1978. 

EVANGELISM and COMMITMENT were the key words in the plans of 
the District Council on Ministries when it met in early September to make 
plans for the year. The District Superintendent worked with small cluster 
groups of ministers in sessions on "A Workable Plan of Evangelism." In the 
spring, we held two very successful workshops on "Evangelism and Com- 
mitment in the Church School," using materials from the Board of 
Discipleship. 

We tried to make the Fall CHARGE CONFERENCES more creative by 
involving charge conference members in the meetings. Some churches had 
special music, others presented the year's activities with slides, others had 
their youth prepare special worship services, some used a panel- type 
discussion for reports, while others made a Question and Answer game of 
facts about United Methodism in the N.C. Conference. As a result of these 
efforts, the lay people and the district superintendent became better 
acquainted and enjoyed a more informal relationship. 

VISITORS FOR SPECIAL EVENTS brought new interest. Bishop Black- 
bum was in the district on four occasions for dedication services, 
homecomings, etc. Frank Roughton, outstanding religious dramatist, was 
at Wesley Chapel and Wesley Memorial, Wilmington. Dr. and Mrs. Frank 
Anderson, missionaries to Zaire, Africa, visited in the district during the 
first week in December and were keynote speakers at the District Con- 
ference in Southport. Several other churches had missionaries for speaking 
engagements. Jerry Glower, nationally known entertainer, and author of 
"Ain't God Good!", will give his testimony and entertain at Wesley Chapel 
on June 1 . 

DISTRICT MINISTERS MET on March 14 at Wesley Pines Retirement 
Home, Lumberton and Robeson County Church and Community Center 
for the purpose of getting acquainted with these two ministries of the chur- 
ch. More will be done in the coming year, involving both lay people and 
ministers in a plan called "Operation Understanding." 
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION was another major emphasis of the District 
Council on Ministries. Leadership Schools were set up in Wilmington, 

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Southport, and Elizabethtown. The Curriculum Workshop in Whiteville 
was enthusiastically received. Grace, Wilmington, held Inner-City Ad- 
ventures during the summer months, a week-day ministry to children to 
the community. Oleander, Wilmington, had a very successful In- 
tergenerational Sunday School program during the summer months. 
Vacation Church School Workshops were held in Whiteville and 
Wilmington. Southport and Ocean View joined in a Sunday School Con- 
sultation and training for teachers. 

DISTRICT MEETINGS: The February Lay Rally was held at Acme- 
Delco School with D.D. Holt, guest speaker. The District Board of the 
Laity organized and conducted a workshop for Lay Speakers. Those who 
participated, 28 in all, received certificates at the Lay Rally. United 
Methodist Women had a fall District Meeting, and five sub- district 
meetings in the Spring. United Methodist Youth had two district rallies 
and had good representation at the Conference rally at Methodist College. 
BUILDING PROGRAM: Bethel- Lebanon has completed a beautiful par- 
sonage, it is paid for, and was dedicated on May 21 . Riegelwood has made 
extensive improvements at the parsonage. Hampstead has paid off par- 
sonage indebtedness. Wesley Chapel is enjoying a new educational 
building and gymnasium. Pleasant Grove on the Dublin charge has added 
fellowship hall, kitchen, and restrooms. Shiloh on the Bolton- Shiloh 
charge is in the process of building a fellowship hall and kitchen. 
Evergreen has a new educational building underway. Dixon Chapel and 
Old Dock are in new sanctuaries, and the educational building and 
renovation project at Smith Chapel has been completed. Mishop Springs 
has remodeled Sunday School rooms and added air conditioners. Wesley 
Memorial, Wilmington, has renovated a house adjacent to the church and 
made an attractive church ofice complex. Southport dedicated their 
educational building on February 5. Trinity, Wilmington, has completed 
payment on a $100,000 lot for future relocation. Grace, Wilmington, is 
painting the second floor educational building and repaired the stamed 
glass windows in the beautiful sanctuary, adding a protective lexan 
covering. 

STATISTICS: "Roll Cleaning" hurt our membership record this year. 611 
were received into memberhip, but 301 were removed by charge con- 
ferences so this brought down any hope of a net gain! However, attendance 
at principal weekly worship service was up over last year's report. We have 
115 new subscribers to the N.C. Christian Advocate. Giving for all causes 
in 1977 showed an increase of more than $150,000. and I am happy to 
report that on conference benevolences for 1978, the district acceptance is 
a Uttle more than 95% of total askings, an improvement of 4% over the 
previous year. 

FOR ALL THESE GOOD THINGS, WE GIVE THANKS. My special 
thanks to every minister in the district for the splendid team spirit which 
we have developed, and to the lay people for their friendship and en- 
couragement and support of our ministry. 

James A. Auman 
District Superintendent 

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The Duke Endowment 

On December 11, 1924, Mr. James B. Duke established a charitable 
trust known as The Duke Endowment. Part of the income from that trust 
was set aside to be used among the pastors serving rural United Methodist 
churches in North Carolina. Mr. Duke's life, by his own admission, was 
greatly influenced by the church. Because of his concern, the trust he 
established has greatly strengthened the United Methodist Church in rural 
North Carolina. 

Traveling throughout North Carolina it is easy to see the effect of The 
Duke Endowment in many rural churches which have been aided in 
building by the support and counsel of the staff and grants from The Duke 
Endowment. Pastors, both in the preparation for service and those actually 
in service have been helped to complete or to continue their education as 
they strive better to equip themselves for serving rural churches in North 
Carolina. Those who have served faithfully in the conference as pastors or 
as widows of pastors have found their lives blessed each year as a result of 
an annual gift made available by Mr. Duke through the trust. 

Nowhere else in the world does a denomination have the opportunity for 
creative development such as that provided the United Methodist Church 
in North Carolina. That opportunity is enhanced in a large measure by the 
farsightedness of Mr. James B. Duke, whose trust continues to enable the 
United Methodist Church to develop new and creative programs while 
stabilizing and maintaining those that already exist. 



Number 

of 

Beneficiaries 



Amount 

of 
Grants 



I. CHURCH BUILDING 



A. Architectural Service Grants 
North Carolina Conference 

Western North Carolina 
Converence 

B. Partial Building Grants 
North Carolina Conference 

Western North Carolina 
Conference 

C. Final Building Grants 
North Carolina Conference 
Western North Carolina 
Conference 

TOTAL BUILDING GRANTS 



10 


$29,797.00 




17 


56,374.00 


$86,171.00 


10 


130,000.00 




18 


213,000.00 


343.000.00 


9 


67,000.00 




12 


177,700.00 


244,700.000 
$673,871.00 



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II . CHURCH MAINTENANCE FUND 



A. Regular Pastorates : 

North Carolina Confrence 
Western North Carolins 
Conference 



2 $ 2,800.00 
5 



B.Stuident Programs: 
Summer Assistants 
Winter Assistants 
Student Pastors 



82 121,050.00 
65 42,250.00 
76 46,150.00 209,450.00 



C. In-Service Training 130 




18,515.00 


D. Parish Development: 


23,700.00 




North Carolina Conference 






Western North Carolina 20 


66,144.00 


89.844.00 


Conference 






E. Church and Community Study Grants: 






North Carolina Conference 2 


152.00 




Western North Carolina 






Conference 3 


1,403.00 


1,555.00 


TOTAL MAINTENANCE GRANTS 




$330,602.00 



III. SUPERANNUATE FUND 



North Carolina Conference 
Western North Carolina 

Conference 
($16.99 per service year) 



$100,658.50 
174,341. 50 



TOTAL SUPERANNUATE FUND 



$275,000.00 



GRAND TOTAL 



$,1,279,473.00 



DIVISION OF EDUCATION 

Once when I was a little boy, our family left on a summer vacation at the 
beach. We were about two blocks from our home when my father said, 
"We're on our way the the beach; I'll give five dollars to the first one of us 
to see the ocean." Visions of five unexpected dollars began to bounce 
around within my head and I began to plot how I should do my sister out 

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of that bonanza. My plan was to stick my head out of the car window about 
the time we reached Cherry Grove. That Uttle bit of advantage ought to do 
it. We had driven about another block and were crossing over a small un- 
named stream that wandered through my hometown. "Ah," said my dad 
as we drove over the bridge, "I guess I win the five dollars. That stream is 
part of the Atlantic Ocean!" He's right, you know. That stream moves 
eastward and joins other streams and rivers until they flow fully and finally 
into the ocean. We were looking at a creek, but we were really seeing the 
ocean. 

We are in that situation again today, because we are looking today at 
the early signs that Christian Education is turning around in the North 
Carolina Conference. The hints are small but there is every hope that this 
creek is headed for the ocean. We are looking at at stream, but we are 
seeing the sea. 

Case in point: Brother Traynham's report indicates that the average at- 
tendance at Sunday Church School was down last year abour 4%. But did 
you see the rest of the report? Other settings and grouping for Christian 
Education in the local church were up about 4%. Some of our people have 
moved to different rooms in the building and different times of the week, 
but our local church ministry in Christian Education has halted a down- 
ward trend and has all but leveled off. The North Carolina Conference 
leads the entire Southeastern Jurisdiction in growth in on-going classes and 
settings and in short-term groups for Christian Education. In ten years the 
increase has been 600% . That is a pretty good-sized creek. 

The people in the local church have not given up on Christian 
Education. Some professionals have abandoned ship; some prophets have 
mis- read the signs. But here is the response of our local churches to leader- 
ship development for Christian Education in this Conference: attendance 
at January workshop classes for persons in educational ministry was 1416; 
2000 copies of the Decision Point: Church School evaluation instrument 
were distributed: 667 persons attended workshops in the districts to tell 
about United Methodist curriculum; from the districts came 54 leaders for 
an all- day exporation into new resources for youth ministry; YMET teams 
— Youth Ministry Enrichment Teams -- reached hundreds of young 
people in ten different assignments ; our courses in Christian Education at 
the Conference Leadership School reached 248 persons; a consultation on 
pre- school ministry brought together 34 leaders; workshops on Vacation 
Church School and other summer-time learning settings touched 548 
people; and the Christian Workers School continued to return to the 
strength which has served us so well in the past - 1081 persons took part in 
these events, an on- going recovery from a low point of nattended a 
regional workshop on Decision Point: Church School; annual conferences 
from across the Jurisdiction sent the same story of new excitement and 
positive spirit. A similar workshop two years ago was the occasion for 
hostility, despair, even outright anger; the contrast seemed to me to be 
quite significant. Those who have leadership responsibility for Christian 
Education have begun a new day of "Yes." And why not? The Church has 
always been at its strongest when it has taken study seriously. In the Book 
of Acts we are told that the early church devoted themselves to the apostles' 

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teaching; Martin Luther was in a study of the Psalms when the full insight 
of justification by faith began to form within him ; John Wesley was at a 
Bible study at Aldersgate Street when he made claim upon the 
"strangely- warmed heart." And in this day, in our own Conference, 70% 
of those persons who joined the Church on profession of faith had roots in 
our Church School. To set aside Christian Education would be to ignore 
the lesson of Scripture and history. 

Where to from here? What is ahead? Decision Point: Church School, 
Phase III will begin in September on Christian Education Sunday with the 
theme "A Community That Learns." The United Methodist Church con- 
tinues to respond to the needs of our variety of churches and offer new 
curriculum resources. If you hear someone make an accusation against 
these resources, ask that person when he last looked at the full range of 
choices. Go take a look at the Cokesbury display at this Conference. And 
during this next year, with the approval of this Conference, our districts 
will be asked to set about planning for the 200th anniversary of the Sunday 
School in 1980. 

Let me Hft up one dimension of Christian Education that sometimes is 
taken for granted. Scouting. United Methodists sponsor 11,593 troops and 
units of Boy Scouts. A new way of recognizing excellence in that work has 
been made available through Scouting/USA and The United Methodist 
Church. A certificate of appreciation -- the Bishop's Award for Excellence 
— will be presented to those units that meet criteria which take seriously 
the Christian Education dimensions of the Scouting program. Our Division 
is setting up procedures to bring this recognition to deserving groups 
within our Conference. I am pleased today to recognize Troop 130 of First 
United Methodist Church in Morehead City, a fine unit that is the first to 
make application for this acknowledgment of educational ministry 
through Scouting. 

Finally, I should like to mention one other part of our local church 
Christian Education opportunity: the Conference Camps. These programs 
and facilities are extensions of local church ministry. I think of campng 
ministry as local church ministry in a fresh and creative setting. Your 
response to this ministry indicates that you find this a good way to ex- 
perience Christian community and to grow in the faith. The summer cam- 
ping program reached 1,832 persons last year, but that is only the tip of 
the iceberg. Other use of our camps for retreats and day- groups 
ministered to an additional 9,761 persons. 

Excitement is breaking forth each day in our camping ministry. At 
Camp Don- Lee, only 38 vacancies are left for this summer's one- week 
ministries. The two- week and four- week camps are filled. The new Hobie 
Cat program has had two rich and rewarding outings. The week-end for 
Single Parents and Children was filled. The opportunity for yourth in 
churches of small membership was so well- received that a second 
week-end had to be established to handle the registrations. We value the 
ministry of John Farmer as the Director- Manager at Camp Don- Lee. At 
Chestnut Ridge, the registrations for this summer are double what they 
were last year at this same time. There is continuing outreach with camps 
for Mentally Retarded, Autistic Children, and Persons with Muscular 

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Dystrophy going on simultaneously with our regular camping program. 
We are glad for creative program leadership at Chestnut Ridge. As 
Superintendent of Maintenance, Bob Reed continues to work with ef- 
fectiveness and faithfulness. Camp Rockfish is our sleeping giant. The 
Committee on Camping Ministry has begun the process to secure the 
full-time professional leadership which is needed to use Rockfish to its 
fullest. We view this as an opportunity to give new focus to ministries with 
ethnic minority local churches, as the chance to make use of the unique 
ecological system of our site, and to broaden the base of local church 
ministry in the Rockfish area. Last year over 2000 persons were part of life 
at Camp Rockfish. It is very much alive. There is a rumor about Camp 
Kerr Lake to which I wish to speak. Some persons have thought that the 
Southern Baptists are taking over Camp Kerr Lake. This is not true. The 
rumor got started, I am sure, because with all of the rains it has appeared 
that someone was trying to immerse Camp Kerr Lake! No, full speed 
ahead! The lease with the Corps of Engineers has been renewed and our 
United Methodist presence at Camp Kerr Lake continues! 

Our facilities need to be strengthened in order for us to be the kind of 
setting you desire. The Division of Education is giving continued concern 
to that issue. 

Our camps are old enough now that we are getting second- generation 
campers. But that only serves to remind me of the saying that God has no 
grandchildren, and thus we must continue to provide for each generation 
the opportunity for growth and nurture within the Christian faith com- 
munity, and to such ends we set our task. 

F. Beltonjoyner, Jr., Chairperson 
Ben C. Rouse, Acting Secretary 



Division of Evangelism 

The Unitd Methodist Churches of the Southeastern Jurisdiction have been 
challenged in the leading of every local church to be a functioning center 
for Evangelistic Ministry to the end that the Conferences of the 
southeastern Jurisdiction may expect a membership growth of 288,000 by 
1984. We, in the North Carolina Conference, have accepted this 
challenge, and the Division of Evangelism used as its theme for 1978, 
"Growing in Discipleship." 

We began our year with a Covenant Sunday which provided the Work 
Area Committee on Evangelism an opportunity to present the local chur- 
ch's program on Evangelism for the year. The work COVENANT has been 
a part of the life of Methodism since John Wesley urged Methodist to renew 
their covenant with God on December 25, 1747. It is the feeling of the 
Division of Evangelism that our Proclamation be Christ- centered, and 
that our ministries all be done in the name of Christ and His Church. 

Every church was asked to make a survey within its community in order 
to develop outreach ministries to those persons who are unchurched, and 

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to enable the Church to be more inclusive. 

Districts, through local church planning, have held New Life Missions, 
or are in the process of having such events wthin the next several months. 
We urge all churches who have not had a New Life Mission to seriously 
consider doing so. WHAT IS THE NEW LIFE MISSION? The New Life 
Mission is a contemporary strategy for Evanglism that is designed to 
awaken faith in persons and renew churches for mission. It combines 
teaching, preaching, reaching, and sharing approaches to communicating 
the gospel for response. 

The objectives of the New Life Mission are best understood in terms 
of 'four crises" that plague most local churches: 

- Contents: Most people do not know what to beheve 

and base heir lives on. They are iether 
bewildered by American Cultures, many 
religous options, or they are entrenched in 
a simplistic set of beliefs. 

- Commitment: Although many people say they believe the 

gosel, they decide, relate, and live by 
non- Christian values. 

- Community: Many Churches are mere collections of in- 

dividuals, familes, or cliques. They have 
no unity, no trusting- sharing fellowship. 

- Compassion: Many churches are devoid of the one 

motive that generates service to persons 
and mission to the world. They need a 
revival of compassion, the ability to care so 
deeply that they act for others. 
All of us must be alarmed and concerned over the continued decline in 
church membership. This decUne began across the United Methodist Chur- 
ch in 1964, and we have not yet turned the tide around. It is somewhat 
comforting to note that our North Carolina Conference has had a slight 
gain this year. With 850 churches, we received 7,098 new members. This 
figure comes form 650 of our churches and indicates that 200 churches 
received no members at all; only 376 churches had a net gain; 370 had a 
net loss, with 1 04 churches remaining the same in their membership. 

We have been asked, "Why so many losses in the United Methodist 
Church?" The Warren J. Hartman study of membership trends of the 
United Methodist Churches states clearly that the new losses in church 
membership are not due to a mass exodus or to increased number of 
removals from the membership rolls. A primary factor in the net loss is the 
sharp reduction in the number of persons who have been received on 
Profession of Faith. This Division will attempt to speak to ths issue as it 
holds a Mass EvangeUsm Rally on Saturday, December 2, 1978, at the 
Raleigh Civic Center. Please note the printed announcement which has 
been disributed to the members of this Conference. Let us begin now 
preparing our people for this special event, and pray that we will share in 
an occasion which will Uterally set our church aflame. 

Now, I wish to speak a personal word of appreciation to all of the mem- 
bers of this Evangelism Division, and to pay special tribute to our Vice 
Chairman, Mr. Walter Feltman, who has served the Division of 

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Evangelism so faithfully for many years. Because of his retirement, he will 
be resigning from this position. 

We further express our thanks to our two Conference Evangelists, Tom- 
my Tyson and Bobby Tyson, who are serving effectively in this ministry. 

Our Division is pleased to present this Conference the name of John W. 
Hobbs who is being recommended by this Division and the Board of the 
Ministry as an approved Conference Evangelist. 

It is the desire and commitment of the Division of Evangelism to do 
whatever possible to encourage our churches, pastors, and lay leadership 
to emphasize a stronger and deeper personal commitment to Christ and 
His Church. 

Jack L. Hunter 
Chairman, Division of Evangelism 



The Methodist Foundation, Inc. 

The past year, our 23rd, again reflects a very favorable performance for 
the Methodist Foundation, Incorporated. For the year ending December 
31, 1977, net dividends paid to unit holders was $387, 8 15... again 
representing the largest amount paid since our beginning. Our net growth 
in assets for they year was $360, 369... representing $469,621 from sale of 
new units; $300,108 from reinvestment of dividends, $15,338 from a 
bequest received. ..less a market depreciation of investments of $334,250. 
Our fund at year- end had a market value of $6, 130, 497... compared to 
$5,770,128 at the beginning of 1977. 
during the year. 

There was one investment policy change in that your trustees increased 
the percent invested in quality real estate mortgages from 25% of our port- 
folio to a maximum of 30%. At year end our mortgage investments stood 
at $1,502, 694... or 24.5%. Since the year-end ths section of the portfolio 
has been expanded to approximately 28% . 

The directors of the Foundation have been advised by Hutchinson & 
Associates, actuaries for our pension fund, that the performance of the 
Foundation to date has exceeded the requirements for the satisfactory per- 
formance of the pension fund, thereby, enabling the Board of Pensions to 
increase the per service year pension rate by six dollars without requesting 
additional funds from the Conference. 

We continue to pay close attention to the performance of individual 
companies and industries in the equity sector... gradually building up our 
holdings in proven companies rather than a further diversification of 
names. There was very little change in the fixed income sector of the port- 
folio. There is reason to beheve that the coming year will reflect continued 
improvement in our overall performance and the amount of dividends 
paid. 

S. L. Gulledge,Jr. 
President 

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General Council on Ministries 

It would be impossible in the short time alloted to this report even to 
enumerate the many areas of concern into which the General Council on 
Ministries moves in its effort to coordinate and make effective the work of 
The United Methodist Church. I mention as examples such areas as the 
location of General Agencies, the overlapping of programs by different 
agencies, scholarships, special days, missional priorities, even the com- 
position of boards, commisions and committees with reference to race, age 
and sex. Had I enough time I could give specific actions of the General 
Council which have served to make more economical and more effective 
the work of our great church. This is quite contrary to the prevailing idea 
in some quarters that no one in the church has any interest in economy or 
efficiency in our organization. Ned Dewire, General Secretary of the Coun- 
cil has said: "Ours is not the task of internal tinkering with machinery, but 
rather to assure that the machinery is in tune to do the task of responding 
to the needs of the local church. This often demands trimming our general 
program activities instead of adding on more functions, and more budget, 
each quadrennium". Never have I been a part of any group in our church 
which takes more seriously its commitment than that demonstrated by the 
membership of the General Council on Ministries. Let us keep in mind 
that this council is composed of approximately 100 persons form Con- 
ferences like our own who come from churches just as you do. 

The meetings of The General Council on Finance and Administration 
and the General Council on Ministries are often held at the same location 
in order to see that program and finance are kept in line and that greatest 
effort is made to see that the needs of people around the world can be met 
by their brothers and sisters called United Methodists. This is our call. The 
seriousness of our people, young and old alike, can be detected in the 
following statement made by a youth member to the Council recently: 
"Youth are highly religious in certain key areas but seek a deeper in- 
volvement with the church than activities or recreation". 

True to the directive of the 1976 General Conference to our church The 
General Council has focused its first attention on our Missional Priorities." 

In some areas of the church exciting things are happening. Within the 
Ethnic Minority Local Church Missional Priority, 20 new congregations 
have been started, and 64 persons have been recruited for the ministry. In 
Evangelism, the Decision Point Church School program has resulted in a 
variety of training experiences focusing on the role of the pastor as 
educator; attention has been given to the needs of the small memberhsip 
church; and there has been an emphasis upon visitation, relational 
evangelism, the Holy Spirit, and church growth. In World Hunger, many 
conferences have conducted emphases with offerings for world hunger, 
and local community problems dealing with immediate hunger on the in- 
crease. Colleges are being utilized for hunger research and programs. 

There is, however, the need to develop a commitment and will to change 
from a "consumer" society to one of simplicity of living, recognizing our 
peculiar responsibility as Christians to be better stewards of God's earth 
and to share with our sisters and brothers in their efforts toward the 
eradication of hunger and malnutrition. 

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Though we, at times, are thrilled with what has been accomphshed with 
so little in such a short time, we have reason to be concerned with the truth 
found in a statement made by Joe Walker, Director of The Advance, when 
he said: "United Methodist people have not been impressed with the im- 
portance of our "Missional Priorities" in such a way that they have become 
priorties in their lives and in the program of their local churches." 

Surely we will not allow this to remain true in the days ahead. How do 
we propose to bring before our people these needs and our responsibilities? 
In the fall months of 1978 each Annual Conference has been called to hold 
a Convocation on our Quadrenial Emphasis of Evnangelism, the needs of 
the Ethnic Minority Local Church, and World Hunger. 

Plans are already being made to hold this Convocation in Raleigh, Nor- 
th Carolina, on September 28-29. 

No emphasis in the hfe of our church is more important to us just now 
than this. Every Church in our Conference should place this as a priority 
on its agenda. "Rise up O men and women of God. Have done with lesser 
things; Give heart and mind and soul and strength To serve the King of 
Kings." 

N.W. Grant 



The Division of l-lealth and Welfare Ministries 

Two of the seven vital concerns for this quadrenium, adopted by the 
1976 General Conference, are a "concern for persons" and "the future of 
Church- related Institutions." This division has been vitally concerned 
about both of these this year. 

First, through the work of The Child-Care Study Commission we have 
expressed a "concern for persons", especially children and youth, as the 
question has been asked, "who and where are the troubled and needy 
children and youth in our 56 -county Conference and what can we do to 
respond to their needs?" In answering these questions, this commission 
listened to specialists in Child-Care on the national, state, and local level. 
This commission also has concerned itself with the future of our Children's 
Home in Raleigh. The final report of this group has been extended until 
June, 1979, and is expected to have significant implications for our future 
ministries to youth and children with special needs. 

Second, The Division has maintained a close working relationship with 
our Methodist Home for Children as they have been moving toward "cer- 
tification" by the General Division of Health and Welfare Ministries, 
which when accomplished will be the first certification of this institution in 
its 75-plus year history. 

Third, This Division has had a vital relationship with The Methodist 
Retirement Homes, Inc. in (a) its expansion into Wesley Pines Home near 
Lumberton; (b) the opening of The Joseph Coble Health Care Center in 
Durham; and (c) in the transition of leadership with the retirement of Dr. 
Joseph Coble and the employment of Mr. Donald Penley as the new 
executive director. A search committee met many times for several months 

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and interviewed several applicants. Mr. Penley has the training and ex- 
perience to give us good leadership. We are fortunate to secure his service. 

Fourth, our Golden Cross program has assisted many persons with 
hospital and other medical care expenses. 

In the name and spirit of Jesus Christ and on behalf of the 211 ,000-plus 
United Methodist in Eastern North Carolina, we have been at work 
"caring" for persons. 

Ernest R. Porter, Chairperson 

Vassar W.Jones, Vice- Chairperson 

Carson O. Wiggins, Secretary 



The Child-Care Study Commission 

Are there children and young people in Eastern North Carolina 
troubled or needy? If so, what is The United Methodist Church doing to 
help them and is the help offered adequate to meet the needs? 

These are the challenging questions given the Child- Care Study 
Comission by the North Carolina Annual Conference of 1977. The Study 
Commission was consituted under the direction of the Division of Health 
and Welfare Ministries. Members of The Study Comission are: 

Rev. Ernest Porter, Chairperson Rev. Vassar W.Jones 

Rev. J. Paul Edwards Mrs. Earl Peterson 

Mr. DrewryJ. Jones Dr. T. Marvin Vick 

Mr. L. Merritt Jones Rev. L. T. Wilson 

During ten sessions through the year the Commission has sought answers 
through reading; interviews with specialists in Child Care on the National 
level. State level and County level; on-site visitations to other Child Care 
Agencies in North and South Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee; and 
through a thorough study of what the North Carolina Annual Conference 
is currently doing. 

Some facts that surfaced during the year have resulted in a feeling by the 
Commission that a final report at this time would be incomplete and so this 
report is presented as a preliminary study with the request that the Com- 
mission be continued for another year to enable it to complete its work. 

There are certain conclusive findings that can be reported at this time 
with the hope that implementation can be considered by the appropriate 
agency even before the final report is submitted. 

There are children and youth in Eastern North Carolina in need of care 
as a part of the Church's ministry. 

Eastern North Carolina has a tremendous need for a DAY CARE 
MINISTRY FOR CHILDREN. Miss Sue Glasby of the State Department 
of Human Resources reported that as you move East the need increases. 
This is Day Care at a minimum or no cost to the user, since those who need 
it the most cannot afford the cost. This Day Care must be designed to 
provide character building opportunities and be a full day service to allow 

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both the mother and father to participate in the labor market. Church 
educational facilities that remain idle from Sunday to Sunday are perfectly 
suited for this service. We urge every church in the Conference to in- 
vestigate this possibility as soon as possible. If assistance is needed in plan- 
ning, help can be obtained from most County Departments of Social Ser- 
vice. 

AFTER SCHOOL CARE is also critically needed throughout the Con- 
ference for children who return home to an empty house until the end of 
the work day. Again the churches' facilities are adequate for this type 
program. We urge every church in the Conference to investigate this 
possibility as soon as possible. Assistance can be obtained through the 
school systems and social service departments. 

EMERGENCY CARE is mentioned by every professional in the Child 
Care Field as a critical need in our State. Emergency Care is defined as 
"short term residential care" available on a short notice to accommodate 
children and young people who must be immediately removed from their 
surroundings. Emergency Care needs to be close to the source of need and 
therefore could be a project for a local church or District. Our findings 
suggest that there is no community in our Conference that does not need 
Emergency Care. Assistance in planning such a program can be obtained 
through the Medodist Home for Children and The Department of Social 
Services. 

GROUP HOME CARE is highly endorsed by the Child Care people. A 
Group Home is a licensed residence for no more than nine children or 
youth, which provides some professional direction. The recommendation 
is that Group Homes be close to the source of need, and therefore should 
be community oriented. The Administration Staff of the Methodist Home 
of Children is available to give planning guidance to a church or District 
that might be interested in pursuing this ministry. 

LICENSED FOSTER HOMES are in great need. Information on how to 
develop and establish a Foster Home is available from every County Depar- 
tment of Social Service. 

Serious attention needs to be given to the needs of the RETARDED 
and/or MILDLY DISTURBED CHILD. There are 7,300 Mildly Retarded 
Children and Youth in North Carolina, with an estimate that ap- 
proximately 2,200 are United Methodist Children. A residential type set- 
ting could best serve these children and youth due to their multiprofesional 
needs. This is an expensive program, but one that is currently not being 
met. The Commission recommends that the Trustees of the Methodist 
Home of Children carefully look at this need and study its facilities to see if 
an expanded program could initiate at least a start in this program. 

The Commission's investigations concludes that there is no need for ex- 
pansion of Residential Care as now provided by Methodist Home for 
Children. Custodial care is not a serious need at this time unless it includes 
therapeutic techniques to help the child or young person with emotional 
problems. It is recommended that the Trustees of the Methodist Home for 
Children seek every means possible to enlarge its therapeutic program. 
Other recommendations now are: (1) that an emergency admissions cot- 



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tage equipped to accept children and youth twenty- four hours a day for 
their safety and for evaluation be developed on campus in an existing cot- 
tage; (2) that various types of vocational training be made available to 
residents of the campus through an on- campus training center; (3) and 
that a Family Life Training Center be developed on the Raleigh campus 
for families, ministers and other related professionals. 

The Commission requested that the Trustees of Methodist Home for 
Children conduct a "Land Use Study" to determine if the property now oc- 
cupied is being best used in the service of children. The Trustees acepted 
this request and are currently in the process of having a "Highest and Best 
Land Use Study" made. They expect a final report by midsummer, at 
which time they will evaluate the findings and share them with the Com- 
mission. This report will be vital in making the final recommendation con- 
cerning the Methodist Home for Children from the Commission. 

A PROGRAM OF PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE FOR 
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE to help strengthen marriage, undergird 
families and thus help prevent the cultural and social situations that create 
trouble for children and youth is strongly recommended by this Com- 
mission. This could begin with the Conference Coordinator for Family Life 
and the Administrator of the Methodist Home for Children. 

The final report of this Commission will be made by June 4, 1979. 



The Methodist Home for Children, Inc. 

The Methodist Home for Children continues to provide the best possible 
Child Care through residential services. We see our responsibility clearly in 
the care of abandoned, abused, neglected and emotionally disturbed 
children and are trying to staff and program to meet these needs. 

Fewer and fewer children and young people are coming to us for what is 
called Long Term Care, (i.e. 3 to 10 years). Today the average stay is 
from 2 to 3 years. The typical child is coming into Care at about age 10 as 
a result of conflict in the home and community. Current social philosophy, 
with which we agree, is that the best place for a child is in the home. So, 
while we care for the needs of the child or young person at the Methodist 
Home, we are working with community social workers to create the right 
conditions for the child or young person to return to the home. This ac- 
counts for the shortened residence. 

This service involves new problems which Methodist Home for Children 
must understand and be prepared to cope with them. Being older at ad- 
mission, the young person brings experiences into the Care Program that 
are negative, yet by the tenth year have become acceptable behavior pat- 
terns. An understanding Staff, adequately trained must be available to 
redirect the youngster. Many young people are coming with a very poor 
attitude toward school and education. A real task awaits the Staff in 
creating an incentive program toward school and work. 

Fear and distrust are so much a part of the preadmission pattern of life 
that Staff continually has the task of winning the respect and confidenced 
of the youngster. 

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In many cases Methodist Home for Children is the last opportunity. The 
home has failed; the foster home has failed; and Methodist Home for 
Children is called upon to try. 

POPULATION 

As with most institutional agencies, our population census is down at 
this time. We think it is a seasonal thing and will move back up to around 
100. At this moment we have 85 children and young people in Residential 
Care. The national governmental attitude right now is that institutions are 
the worst form of Child Care and foster homes or group homes are better. 
We can argue for or against these conclusions but contend that, at least for 
the forseeable future, institutional settings are necessary and a significant 
part of the missional program of the Church. 

STAFFING 

We have a full Staff. Mr Ralph Robinson joined our Staff December 1 , 
1977 as Assistant Administrator for Residential Care. He was at the Elon 
Home for Children for 12 years before coming to Methodist Home for 
Children and has a Master's Degree in Social Work as well as 15 years ex- 
perience in Child Care. Reorganization of the staffing patterns is in 
progress to tighten up our lines of responsibility and provide closer ac- 
countability in supervision. Staff training is conducted regularly under the 
direction of Mr. Robinson. 

PHYSICAL PROPERTY 

No significant changes have been made in our plant since the last 
report. Seven of our cottages are of the old Orphanage vintage and are 
over 50 years old. Maintenance expense is high for this reason. Our Main- 
tenance Department is to be commended on keeping our aging plant in 



ALUMNI 

Easter weekend we had between two and three hundred Alumni return 
to the Campus for a two day Reunion. They had an excellent Reunion! In 
their Business Meeting they expressed a desire to establish an Alumni 
Room in the Vann Building where memorabilia of earUer days at the Or- 
phanage could be collected, preserved and enjoyed. Your administration is 
now considering this request and may, after meeting again with the Of- 
ficers of the Alumni Association, recommend to the Board of Trustees that 
we work together to prepare such a room adjacent to the present Memorial 
Conference Room. 



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LAND USE STUDY 

A Land Use Study, authorized by the Board of Trustees, is currently in 
progpress. Appropriations by the Commission on Administration and 
Finance of the North Carohna Annual Conference provide payment for 
this study. Caddy and Bradshaw, realtors of Raleigh, have been com- 
missioned to do the Study. Work is now in progress. At least a preliminary 
report, if not the full report, is promised by June 4. The initial presen- 
tation of this report will be made to the Board of Trustees, Methodist 
Home for Children as soon as it is available. 

CERTIFICATION BY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 

For two years we have been working to obtain certification as an Agency 
of the United Methodist Church. The standards of the United Methodist 
Church are rightly very high. Last year in a peer review we were found to 
have too many deficiencies to warrant Certification. In March 1978 we 
asked for and obtained a second review . This time things were in order 
and the recommendation for Certification has been made to the National 
Division of Health and Welfare Ministries that Methodist Home for 
Children be Certified. We are anxious to meet the Standards of Cer- 
tification set by the United Methodist Church. 

We are also licensed by the State of North Carolina, meaning we meet 
the Minimum Standards set by the Department of Human Resources for 
Child Caring Agencies in North Carolina. 

Methodist Home for Children is a faithful representative of the United 
Methodist Church as a caring arm in service of God's children. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Trustees 
The Methodist Home for Children, Inc. 



The Methodist Retirement l-lomes, Inc. 

The Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc. now includes facilities in 
Durham and Lumberton currently serving over 325 of our church- related 
aging population. The residents that we serve come from every walk of life 
- the retired minister and spouse, school teachers, college professors, 
housewives, farmers, and many others. Many people we serve are not able 
fully to pay their entire cost of care at The Home. It is the funds we receive 
from the single figure apportionment in the Conference budget and other 
individual gifts and bequests that enable the Homes to serve those caught 
in the trap of the inflationary spiral. 

The Home's Health Care Center has been open for over a year- -fully 
staffed with dedicated nursing and medical support personnel. The Health 
Care Center is meeting a two- fold need- -serving the residents of the 



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Retirement Home in Durham and from time to time serving patients from 
the community or Conference who are not members of the Retirement 
Home. 

Wesley Pines, the newest Retirement Home within the Conference 
system, is slowly making its impact on the Conference. The Home in Lum- 
berton will not only be able to serve the healthy retired person who seeks a 
secure Home, but will also be able to serve the aging and less well. Thir- 
ty-six beds have been approved for skilled nursing care, and a com- 
passionate and committed staff is in the process of being organized. All 
facilities are fully licensed and Medicare- Medicaid approved. Through all 
of these we give you "the opportunity to continue.". 

The North Carolina Conference can be proud of its Retirement Homes. 
The Homes have grown from a small unit serving approximately forty 
residents twenty- three years ago to facilities that will be able to serve over 
four hundred of our retired citizens when all renovations have been com- 
pleted. There are some major renovations that need to be done at the 
Durham Home. We need to give serious thought to enlarging our kitchen 
and dining room facilities. At the present time they are inadequate, and 
we will find it difficult to serve additional people until this project is com- 
pleted. 

Your Retirement Homes are not in the financial situation that the 
Pacific Homes find themselves in. A copy of our annual audit is in the of- 
fice of the Conference Treasurer, should anyone like to review it. 

I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as the Executive Director of 
the Retirement Homes in the North Carolina Conference. The Homes are 
very fortunate to have a dedicated Board of Trustees who devote much 
time and energy to oversee and help insure successful operation. 

If you have not visited the facility in Durham or Lumberton, we invite 
you to do so at a mutually convenient time. If you have any questions or if 
we can be of any service to you, please do not hesitate to get in touch with 
either the Administrators of the Durham (Dr. Kimsey King) and Lum- 
berton (The Reverend LaFon C. Vereen) Homes or with the Executive 
Director. 

Again, thank you for your continued interest in and support of your 
Methodist Retirement Homes. 

W. Don Penley 
Executive Director 



Seventh Year SEMAR 

The Southeastern Methodist Agency for the Retarded (SEMAR) is now 
an integral part of the Southeastern jurisdictional council. It is one of the 
basic components of ministry of that council. Its Executive director, Rev. 
Robert Pitzer, has his office in the SEJ Council on Ministries office in 
Atlanta, Georgia. Bishop Frank Robertson is the chairperson of SEMAR 
and presides over its annual trustees meeting at Lake Junaluska in October 

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when it meets at the same time of the SEJ Council. Two other Bishops serve 
on the Board. 

SEMAR serves as a coordinating body for innovating and developing 
health and welfare ministries for the mentally retarded persons in the SEJ. 

The Objects of SEMAR are: 

1 . (aJTo render needed services to handicapped, mentally retarded per- 

sons, to encourage and promote the physical, mental, religious, 
educational, and charitable development and habiUtation of such 
persons to the end that they may have the opportunity of 
achieving their full potential and of becoming active useful mem- 
bers of society, and to cooperate with/ and work with the parents 
and other members of the families upon whom such persons are 
dependent; to develop residential services for retarded persons 
who need care; to develop non- residential ministries for the per- 
sons who will best be served by helping them to remain in their 
homes with their families. 

2. (b)ro develop residential services for severely and profoundly retar- 

ded infants and young children when they await admission to 
public facilities. To develop residential day-care and habiUtation 
services for trainable and educable retarded children and youth. 
To stimulate and guide a ministry to all retarded persons and 
their families by local United Methodist Congregations, in 
cooperation with other community agencies and churches 
whenever possible, in harmony with special church school plans, 
homemaker services to relieve and support the families of retarded 
persons, and sheltered workshops for youth and adults. To work 
closely with the general Board of Health and Welfare Ministries or 
its successors of the UNITED METHODIST CHURCH and with 
Conference Boards and Agencies in order to assure that services 
and programs will measure up to the highest standards of care in 
this very specialized field. 

3. (c)To sponsor and encourage research in the field of prevention and 

treatment of mental retardation. 

4. (dJTo administer and carry out charitable trusts and trusts for 

benevolent and philanthropic purposes in line with any of the 

above-stated objects. 
A position paper on "The Role of the Church to Persons Who Are Men- 
tally Retarded" is being prepared to go to the Division of Health and 
Welfare Ministries with an appropriate petition to General Conference. 
Also an audio-visua- presentation for local churches is being developed 
for use in informing and educating people on mental retardation. And in 
order to encourage churches to meet some of the special needs of han- 
dicapped persons, a petition is being prepared for General Conference of 
1980 to provide that guidelines for making loans and grants to churches 
require architectual plans that include the provision of those needs. 

The SEMAR "Church of the Year" (that is the church in the SEJ which 
is chosen as the one offering the most outstanding work with mentally 
retarded; ) and the "SEMAR Sermon of the Year", (the one selected as the 
best on the subject of mental retardation) are both to be presented with an 

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award at the annual meeting of the SEJ Council at Lake Junaluska in Oc- 
tober each year. 

About 3% of our N.C. Conference Church membership or about 6,300 
persons, are mentally retarded. This is a significant number of people who 
need special attention. And when you add to that number the parents and 
close relatives of these people you can see that the number of people af- 
fected runs around 30,000. This ought to occupy considerable attention of 
ministers and churches. We are talking here about people who are ex- 
periencing great loneliness, hurt, frustration, sadness and guilt. These are 
the situations Jesus spent a great deal of his time with so His church must 
not neglect such a crying need for ministry. I urge you ministers to prepare 
yourselves to be able to minister effectively to the parents of mentally retar- 
ded children, as well as to the mentally retarded persons on their own level 
of mentality. 

Churches, I urge you to accept the fact that you have mentally retarded 
people in yhour congregation and communities. Accept them as people - 
do not ignore them and make no provision for them. Make provision for 
their needs and their needs are the basic needs of everyone else. They are 
slower to catch on than some others, but they can learn too. Give them 
every chance to develop to their full potential. Get them into Sunday 
School classes, children, youth and adult activities. Give them something 
they can do in the church. Get Sunday School teachers to train themselves 
to work with the mentally retarded people. Help families who have men- 
tally retarded children by offering to baby sit. Assure them that their 
children will be well cared for during Sunday School and Worship. 

Churches, you can offer your unused classrooms during the week for 
day-care groups. Many communities could have special activities for the 
mentally retarded people if only they had the space to have it. Be sure to 
observe Mental Retardation Sabbath-Sunday one Sunday during Novem- 
ber which is "Mental Retardation Month." 

I was at the National Health and Welfare Convention in Dallas back in 
March and showed a series of slides and explained how our own Louisburg 
Church was able to get such a significant program going for 15 mentally 
retarded children simply by offering their Sunday School classrooms to be 
used during the week. 

The church Administrative Board was debating whether or not to get in- 
volved in a program for the mentally retarded people of their community. 
One of the uneducated men of the Board finally rose and asked one 
question: "Its the right thing to do, ain't it? " and they did it. 

When we decide that offering a ministry to the mentally retarded people 
of our congregations and our communities is the right thing to do, then we 
will do it. 

Jesus said, "As you have done it unto the least of these, my brothers, you 
have done it unto me. " 

I call your attention to two items availabe to you: (1) A little booklet 
"The Clergyman Must Be the Leader" and (2) a movie "Celebrate Your- 
self. A 16 mm 30 minute worship celebration led by the Chaplains' 
Department and parishioners at Murdock Center. It was produced for 
WTVD by Cathy Carlson's Curious Kaleidoscope. You have been given a 
sheet on this movie. Get it and show it to your church groups. 

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Division of IHigher Education 

I. COLLEGES: All of our higher education institutions report satisfactory 
progress in meeting financial responsibilities and in increased enrollment. 
That this is the case reflects no lessening of the pressures of finance or 
student enrollment, but rather is a tribute to the leadership of these 
colleges. Continued vigorous support will be necessary to hold and build 
upon these gains. 

IL SPECIAL MONITORING COMMITTEE: The Division recommends 
that the committee be continued for two years, with the report to be made 
to the 1980 session of the Conference. 

III. THE SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE has selected Miss Jeneal Whar 
ton of New Bern as the 1978-1979 Blackburn Scholarship recipient. An ef- 
fort has been made to secure additional support for this scholarship to 
make possible the maintenance of the award for more than one year. Miss 
Susan Inabnit, the 1977-78 scholar, has been awarded a partial grant for 
1978-79. We request that the Council on Finance and Administration and 
the Cabinet continue to support the raising of $1200 in each district in 
1979 and 1980 for the purpose of assuring four annual Blackburn scholar- 
ships. 

IV. THE REGIONAL COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION AND 
CAMPUS MINISTRY work is to be presented by Dr. Joseph B. Bethea, the 
chairman. 

V. Increased STATE AID TO STUDENTS attending private colleges is in 
prospect again this year. The Division applauds the work of the North 
Carolina Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in keeping 
the North Carolina General Assembly alert to the contributions of chur- 
ch-related colleges to the educational task of the state. We also commend 
the individual legislators who have led in the movement by which the state 
shares in the cost of higher education for students attending private 
colleges. 

VI. Through its committees, the Division has continued to give attention 
to the following areas of concern: Academic Life, Student Life and 
Religion; Finance; Plants and Operation; the Minister-in-Residence 
Program; College Caravan; and the College Day program. 

VII. The Division submits the nominations for Trustees to the several in- 
sitiutions. Attention is called to death of Arthur L. Tyler, Trustee and sup- 
porter of North Carolina Wesleyan from its beginning. The names are 
listed on Pages 57-59 of the Book of Recommendations. In addition, we 
nominate the following as trustees of North CaroHna Wesleyan: J. Dewey 
Weaver, Jr. of Rocky Mount, for a term to expire July 1, 1982, succeeding 
Arthur L. Tyler; Millard Randall Baker of Goldsboro, for a term to expire 
July 1, 1982, succeeding James A. Auman; William F. Troxler, Raleigh, 
for a term to expire July 1 , 1982, succeeding Earle A. Connelly. 

VIII. The Division has distributed the $570,000.00 College Sustaining 
Fund in the amounts listed on Page 57 of the Book of Recommendations. 
We call attention to the support of Bennett College through the Black 
College Fund, and urge the churches to increase their acceptance of this 
apportionment. The Reverend Rufus Stark will address the Conference on 
the Black College Fund as a part of our report. 

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IX. The Division calls attention to the Methodist Student Day Offering, 
received on the second Sunday in June, as a means of supporting the 
Methodist Student Loan Fund and National Methodist Scholarships. 
While funds are not sufficient to meet all demands, we encourage our Nor- 
th Carolina Conference students to avail themselves of this resource. Also, 
we urge all churches to be generous in their response to this offering. 

Paul Carruth, Chairman 



Report of the Joint Advisory Committee on HigKier Education 

The Joint Advisory Committee on Higher Education is composed of ten 
representatives form each of the two conferences in North Carolina ap- 
pointed by the respective bishops. It was created out of concern for the 
common responsibility for, and commitment to, Methodist Higher 
Education institutions students in our state. 

The Joint Advisory Committee had expected to present a report on 
Methodist Campus Ministry in North Carolina to the 1978 session of both 
conferences. However, as a result of the illness of the director of the study, 
Dr. J. H. Oswalt, the report will be delayed until the 1979 sessions. 

Paul Carruth, Chairman 
J. H. Oswalt, Vice-Chairman 



Report of the Regional Commission for Campus Ministry in North 
Carolina 

The Regional Commission for Campus Ministry in North Carohna un- 
der the leadership of Chairperson Joseph Bethea has completed a strong 
year. Programs of evaluation of each campus ministry unit either have 
been completed or are under way. A systematic means of evaluation for 
each campus minister has been completed and will soon be implemented. 
Sub-committees of the Commission have met regularly, working long and 
hard hours in the work of the Commission. Financial support from each of 
the Annual Conferences has increased, and there is a great sense of in- 
creased moral and financial support for campus ministry in North 
Carolina. 

During the year The Reverend Sadye Joyner has been appointed as cam- 
pus minister at N. C. A & T State University. The Commission also has ap- 
proved a grant of $40,000 to N.C. A & T State University for the con- 
struction of a facility on property that was donated to the Wesley Foun- 
dation for that purpose. The Regional Commission has helped fund and 
support a state- wide United Methodist Student Conference for April 7 
through April 9 at Camp Chestnut Ridge. The Commission accepted with 
regrets the resignation of Brenda Meadows Cooper from the Commission, 
and elected The Reverend Robert Stamey to replace her as Chairperson of 

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the Facilities Committee. 

Campus ministry is being supported on 13 campuses in the state. We 
celebrate the fact that more and more persons are taking advantage of op- 
portunities in higher education. The Regional Commission feels that the 
university is an extremely important institution in our society, and we are 
glad to bear witness to Christ in these centers of higher education. 



Division off Lay Liffe and Worl( 

Again it is my privilege to bring to this great United Methodist Con- 
ference a report of the activities of the Division of Lay Life and Work. This 
Division is representative of every segment of our Laity and our Clergy and 
the work done by its members reaches all our churches and their mem- 
bership. Each year someone will suggest that Lay Rallies be discontinued. 
Each year Lay Rallies are held and overall response is better than the year 
before. The format is changing to keep in tune with the needs of our day. 
This is good. To come together as a group in the name of our Lord and His 
Church is inspiring and makes us stronger Christians and more dedicated 
Church people. This year some districts had conventional Rallies with 
guest speakers; some district put tremendous effort into musical programs 
and dramatics. Your district can be a Leader in Lay Rally programming if 
you will see to it. Through the years Lay Speakers have been identified 
with the No-Silent- Pulpit Program. Though there is still some need here, 
most Churches and pastors can fill the pulpit each Sunday during the Len- 
ten Season; for this we are grateful. The need for Lay Speakers has not 
disappeared but certainly the point of emphasis has changed. This 
Division in the coming year will work to acquaint our Lay Speakers with 
their responsibilities as outlined in the Discipline. We will offer the 
necessary training and study materials to allow a Lay Speaker to attain cer- 
tification and thus be recognized as a Loyal, Capable Methodist Lay per- 
son that can be called on when needed to fill a pulpit or serve in some other 
capacity as directed by the Discipline. The first classes for Lay Speakers 
will be offered this summer at Conference Leadership School here at 
Methodist College. 

We lay people are concerned that our church maintain a balance bet- 
ween the clergy and the laity. Let us all show this concern by supporting 
and participating in a meaningful Laity Day program. We have this 
responsibility and this opportunity to be a part of our Church and to share 
with others our concerns and our faith. Lay person training in all areas of 
our church life is a vital concern of the Division of Lay Life and Work. 
Each year a comprehensive program is offfered to all Lay People. This 
program is offered in our January Workshops. These are conducted in 
every district of the Conference. Acceptance of this program is shown by 
the steady increase in attendance. This year the January Workshops 
reached 3461 Lay People. The success of this program and the rest of the 
work of this Division is due to the fine support and guidance given by the 
staff people in Raleigh. 

D. C. Craft, Chairman 
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Conference Lay Leader Report 

Bishop Blackburn, Delegates and Guests. During the past year I have 
met all meetings as Conference Lay Leader that I was expected to attend 
with two exceptions which occurred as the result of a conflict and an ap- 
pointment out of state. 

It has been my privilege to represent the laity in those meetings. I have 
done so with strong support from Mr. Grier Garrick, president of United 
Methodist Men; Mrs. Ruth Cade, President of the United Methodist 
Women, and Mr. Don Craft, Chairman, Conference Division of Lay Life 
and Work. 

It has been my privilege to attend eight of the twelve Disrict Lay Rallies 
held during the months of January, February and March. Conflicts on 
dates prevented me from attending others, but I did attend them from 
New Bern to Rockingham and Burlington to Wilmington. ; 

There are several goals to which we, as the laity, should address our- 
selves regarding the organization and operation of the United Methodist 
Church. 

1. There is a great need among the laity to understand conference 
program, that is, to know our agencies - our camps, retirement 
homes, colleges, children's home, missions, programs, and other 
projects and works of the North Carolina Conference. We need to 
understand our financing and comprehend the great strengths that 
we possess as a united body. To this end, I urge that our district lay 
leaders and church lay leaders give strength and support to con- 
ferences in the charges and the districts to better acquaint the laity 
with the program of the North Carolina Annual Conference. 

2. There is a great need for our laity to become more involved in con- 
ference programs. I am sure all laity understand that the main lay 
expression lies in our representation and active participation on the 
various boards, commissions, agencies and divisions of the church. 
We probably do our best work on these various boards and agencies 
rather than on the Conference floor. The clergy must make sure that 
the time of the meetings of the various commissions, boards and 
agencies are times when lay members can be present. 

3. I can only offer all the support I have to re-inforce the strength of 
the United Methodist Women. It was a tremendous feeling to stand 
in Jarvis Memorial in Greenville at the annual meeting of the United 
Methodist Women and see a church full of interested, concerned, in- 
volved United Methodist Women. 

4. We must emphasize the United Methodist Men. They need to af- 
firm their identity. The United Methodist Men need the cooperation 
of the district and charge lay leaders working cooperation with the 
Conference President of the United Methodist Men and the assistan- 
ce of the Division of Lay Life and Work. 

5. Our United Methodist youth have had good leadership this year. I 
look forward to ACS this summer, knowing it is in good hands and 
knowing that the youth have the strength of the United Methodist 
Women, United Methodist Men, and the Conference staff to assist 
them. 

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6. We need to emphasize lay involvement, primarily in the January 
workshops and Conference Leadership School. The Workshop and 
Leadership Schools present opportunities to our lay people to learn 
the conference program and to serve better the commissions and 
agencies they represent. You must urge your church members to sup- 
port, attend, and actively participate in these programs. 

7. I feel our Lay Rallies were quite successful this past year. Among 
those I attended one had as few as 240 persons in attendance and one 
over 1000. I heard excellent preaching at all the Lay RaUies. There 
has to be something good about a program that brings 8000 of our 
United Methodist lay people in Eastern North Carolina together. We 
have only started to use the Lay Rallies in the way in which they can 
be used. This year, two experiments took place in the operation of 
Lay Rallies. I consider both of them successful. First, rather than in- 
spirational preaching, the Goldsboro District Lay Rally saw a play 
depicting the Bible in 45 minutes. It was unique and interesting and 
brought back to everyone's mind Bible story after Bible story as they 
were portrayed in a theatre- in- the round setting. Our Districts must 
be able to try dramatic ministries, musical ministries, as well as 
preaching ministires when we plan Lay RaUies. At Burlington, the 
Lay Rally started in three groups prior to the general meeting. I at- 
tended the United Methodist Men's meeting and was pleased to hear 
a discussion of how the many church mens' clubs functioned and 
what their projects were. I found it to be stimulating and mutually 
reinforcing. Every member there learned better projects and 
procedures for operation of United Methodist Men Clubs in their 
charge. I am confident that the same experience was shared in the 
group of United Methodist Women and United Methodist Youth. 
This, again, is another example of how the Lay Rallies can reinforce 
the lay mission in the United Methodist Church. 

However, a word of caution, when planning district Lay Rallies, we 
need to plan for enthusiastic, dynamic leadership handhng the Lay Rally 
to keep a spirit of involvement, anticipation, and enjoyment throughout 
that Rally. One of our District Lay Leaders deliberately refused to take the 
role of Master of Ceremonies and assigned that job to someone he knew 
could give the enthusiastic, exciting leadership needed to start that Rally. I 
commend him for that- -it resulted in a good Rally. 

The District Lay Leaders need to meet together more often to plan Lay 
Rallies and conferences to better acquaint our Laity with the programs of 
our conference. 

However, a word of caution, when planning district Lay Rallies, we 
need to plan for enthusiastic, dynamic leadership handling the Lay Rally 
to keep a spirit of involvement, anticipation, and enjoyment throughout 
that Rally. One of our District Lay Leaders deliberately refused to take the 
role of Master of Ceremonies and assigned that job to someone he knew 
could give the enthusiastic, exciting leadership needed to start that Rally. I 
commend him for that- -it resulted in a good Rally. 

The District Lay Leaders need to meet together more often to plan Lay 
Rallies and conferences to better acquaint our Laity with the programs of 
our conference. 

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This Spring I was privileged to attend a conference composed of all the 
United Methodist Church's Annual Conference Lay Leaders. In Nashville 
I learned that visitation is not the job of the preacher alone. To my surprise 
80 % of visitors to your church will join if visited that Sunday afternoon. 
Forty percent join if visited by Monday night. The results are negligible if 
visited later. 

I was very proud to be able to suggest things done in our conferences for 
successful lay involvement. I found the relationship with the other Annual 
Conference Lay Leaders stimulating. I requested many of them to send me 
information regarding their programs. I will be sharing this with District 
Lay Leaders during the coming Year. 

To close, I want to quote Part IV, Chapter I in the DiscipUne..."The 
General Ministry fo All Believers." This is Paragraph 106 and I quote: 

"The people of God are the church made visible in the world. It 
is they who must convince the world of the reality of the gospel 
or leave it unconvinced. There can be no evasion or delegation 
of this responsibility; the church is either faithful as a wit- 
nessing, serving community or it loses its vitality and its impact 
on a believing world. " 

We are the church in action. We are the arms, hands, and the legs of the 
church. It is not the voice from the pulpit that convinces the world of the 
reality of the gospel. It is the faithful witnessing and serving of the church 
lay person who, during daily tasks, makes that witness and convinces the 
world. We are as much a part of the visitation ministry as our ordained 
ministers. 

Bishop Blackburn, it is my pleasure to present to this Conference 
nominations from District Superintendents for District Lay Leaders of our 
twelve Districts as follows: 

NOMINATIONS FOR DISTRICT LAY LEADER 

Burlington Mr. Eugene Moon (new) 

Durham Mr. William McPherson, Jr. 

Elizabeth City Mr. Donald C. Craft 

Fayetteville Mr. Neal W. Reichle 

Goldsboro Mr. A.J. (Jimmy) Davis 

Greenville Mr. Frank H. Steinbeck 

New Bern Mr. Stanley Harrell (new) 

Raleigh Dr. R. David Mustian (new) 

Rockingham Mr. Robert E. Hutchinson (new) 

Rocky Mount Mr. Robert Frazier (new) 

Sanford Mr. Clyde Strother 

Wilmington Dr. Jerry Paschal 



move their nomination. 



Richard Pearce 
Conference Lay Leader 



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Committee on Continuing Education 

"Continuing education in ministry is a multifaceted opportunity for 
growth, personal development, learning at different levels, up grading of 

skills, and on going enrichment." "There are as many definitions as 

there are persons involved in continuing education but basically such 
education is a lifelong process that begins when formal education 
requirements are met. At its best it is a personally designed program to 
meet individual goals for competency in the practice of ministry. It is not a 
scholarly smorgasbord but an intentional means of ongoing, planned, 
supervised learning. It is a process, not degrees or events." The continuing 
education of ministers is not something that just happens, it is planned in- 
tentionally by the individual minister. It is the purpose of the Committee 
on Continuing Education to provide direction, guidance, counsel, ex- 
periences, events, programs, materials, communication and cooperation 
with our education institutions, and funds that ministers know nurture in 
continuing education experiences. The fountain of learning is continually 
flowing free, bubbUng through life, but so many of us never take a drink. 
Experiences for growing, expanding and finding fulfillment in Christian 
ministry are many and varied. We cannot make you drink, but we're going 
to keep enticing you to find the joy and refreshment of learning again and 
again. 

We call upon the individual churches and charges to provide monies in 
their budgets for the continuing education of the pastor. (1976 Discipline 
P. 424.3) 

We remind ministers in rural pastorates that the Duke Endowment has 
and will provide financial aid for continuing eduction. In addition the 
continuing education center at Duke Divinity provides some limited 
scholarship aid and finally as we noted above your Conference Committee 
is budgeted funds by the Division on Ordained Ministry to provide grants 
to individual ministers for continuing education. We will provide 
guidelines and applications for such grants at your request. We are 
providing some here at this 1978 Annual Conference in the lobby. 

The work of the committee this past year has included: A total of 52 
grants have been made to our ministers for their continuing education sin- 
ce last Conference for a total of $5,296.00. These continuing education 
events include Spring and Fall Institute at Duke Divinity School, Death 
and Dying Seminar at N.C. Wesleyan, Midlife Crisis Symposium at 
Methodist College, Ministry Management at Junaluska, Leadership Lab at 
Princeton Univ., Evangelism Congress at Miami, Faith and Form Study 
Tour in Italy (Duke) , Study tour in Mexico (Duke) , Educational Op- 
portunity in Edenburgh, a study tour in the Holy Land, an Educational 
Convention in Frankfort, Germany and finally a Teaching Workshop at 
the Presbyterian Church, Graham, N.C. 

The Committee sponsored or co-sponsored the following educational 
events: Death and Dying Seminar, Feb. 6-7, 1978 at N. C. Wesleyan with 
Dr. William Oglesby of Union Theological Seminary at Richmond Va. ; 
Mid- Life Crisis Symposium on Apr. 20-21 at Methodist College with a 
variety of leaders; Bishop's Seminar on Preaching on Apr. 10-12 in 

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Raleigh with Dr. Rowland Murphy of Duke Divinity School, Dr. Edward 
Bauman of Foundry UMC, Washington, D.C. and Dr. Joseph Bethea of 
Rockingham District as leaders. There were a total of 453 ministers at- 
tending these events. On Sept. 11-13, 1978, at Duke, our committee is 
co-sponsoring a Pre-Retirement Seminar in cooperation with a number of 
other denominations. 

Further our committee is now considering changes in guidelines for 
grants, plans for a Music and Pastor Seminar along with Music Committee 
and Div. on Worship and plans for the Bishop's Seminar on Preaching in 
1979 are underway. 

In closing the committee expresses its appreciation to our Bishop Robert 
M. Blackburn in his support of continuing education for ministers, to Dr. 
McMurry Richey and Dr. Thomas Lankford for making the faculty and 
resources of Duke Divinity School available for training and career 
development of our pastors, to Louisburg, Methodist and N.C. Wesleyan 
Colleges for counsel and support of educational ventures, to Mrs. Doris M. 
Jones of Nashville for guidance in our programs and organization, to the 
Ministerial Education Fund for monies and finally to our pastors who have 
taken seriously the call to be ministers continually preparing themselves in 
study and personal leadership and career development, that they may be 
complete servants of the Lord in His church. 

W. Allen Wentz, Jr. 



Ministerial Education Fund 

REPORT OF SCHOLARSHIP-LOAN GRANTS DISTRIBUTED 

DURING1977 

Students Assisted Spring Amount Fall Amount 

Seminary 47 $18,612.50 49 $16,647.00 

Undergraduate 7 2,675.00 7 1.905.00 

54 $21,287.50 56 $18,552.00 

LOAN REPAYMENTS FOR PERSONS TRANFERRING INTO THE 

N.C. CONFERENCE 

Western North Carolina Conference $973.00 

RECAP: GRANTS TO STUDENTS 

Spring, 1977 $21,287.50 

Fall, 1977 18,552.00 

TOTAL GRANTED $39,839.50 

LOAN PAYMENTS 973.00 

TOTAL SCHOLARSHIP-LOAN ASSISTANCE 1977 $40,812.50 

The Division of Ordained Ministry allocated $2,000 of MEF Funds to be 
used for Continuing Education in 1978 (5-10-77) ; and voted $1,000 for 

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contact with seminaries in 1977 in a move to balance the Division's 
operating budget. As a usual thing, the Ministerial Education Fund assists 
with scholarships to the Course of Study Schools, but this assistance was not 
needed in 1977 by the Division. 

Also, $2,500 was collected during the year from individuals and other 
annual conferences for principal and interest indebtedness incurred in this 
Conference. 

We regret to point out that our local churches remitted less for the 
Ministerial Education Fund in 1977 than in 1976. For work within the 
N.C. Conference (25% of the total amount remitted by the local chur- 
ches) , the reduction was from $49,006.56 to $45,478.66, a loss of 
$3,527.90 for the important work of our Committee. We urge the local 
churches to accept the full apportionment for the Ministerial Education 
Fund in future years. 

Dates to Remember: Deadline for submitting application to MEF 
Chairperson - June 15 (Extenced to June 30) Committee meets students 
for interviews -July 26, Room 108. Methodist Building, Raleigh. 

Wilbur I. Jackson, Chairman 
E. Clifford Shoaf, Secretary 



Division of l\/lissions 

The Division of Missions has experienced its best year of all during 1977. 
Following are the reports of the committees, including mention of ex- 
panded mission awareness and Advance support. A new program for 
providing grants of 40% up to $20,000 for EMLC parsonages was created. 
With growing mission awareness in North CaroUna, we expect continued 
increases in mission involvement. 

Committee on Education and Cultivation 

This committee does its work through four sub-committees - The Ad- 
vance, Mission Studies, Volunteers-in- Mission, and Interpretation. 
Through the efforts in these areas of mission emphasis our Conference con- 
tinues to move ahead as a Conference in mission. 

The sub-committee on The Advance, chaired by the Rev. Rod Ran- 
dolph, has led to increased giving to Advance Specials for Missions. Giving 
in 1977 was $236,505, compared to $220,608 in 1976. There has been con- 
tinued increase in membership in the Ten Dollar Club. Missionary Salary 
Support has improved and there are now around 80 churches over our 
Conference who have underwritten salary support for our missionaries. 
Advance Specials in the area of World Hunger have had a good response 
while those to the Ethnic Minority Local Church have not. More emphasis 
will be made in the area of EMLC. 

The sub-committee on Mission Studies is under the leadership of Jesse 
V. Bone. Efforts have been made to promote mission studies in the local 
church. One way promotion took place was the emphasis at Conference 
Leadership School. Mission Study Displays were provided at the 1977 
school by Mrs. Kathryn S. Bundy. Names and addresses of Conference 

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Leadership School participants who were willing to teach mission studies 
were received by the committee and sent to all District Chairpersons of 
Missions. District Mission Study Workshops were encouraged and were 
held in the following Districts: Burlington, Durham, Raleigh, Rocky 
Mount, andSanford. 

Participation in mission has been carried out by the sub-committee of 
Volunteer-in-Mission, chaired by Linwood Blackburn. A work team, con- 
sisting of 16 members, went to Bolivia in the summer of 1977. The prac- 
tical part of the project was the construction of a parsonage for the 
minister, or District Superintendent in San Pedro, Bolivia -- the other 
part, and a vital part was witnessing for Christ as the team worked, lived 
and shared with the Bolivian community. Another work team of 11 mem- 
bers. Young Adults, under the direction of Mike and Hope Morgan Ward, 
went to Johns Island, S. C. a third work team experience took place with a 
group of Sr. High youth. This was a One Day work team at Coharrie 
Mission, under the leadership of John Southerland. These experiences are 
of great help as these young people go into the local churches and share 
what happened through the work teams. One young person wrote recently 
that they had shared in local churches 30 times in in the last nine months. 
The member wrote, "It is a great story, a great experience and I continue 
to be thankful for the opportunity." 

The work of the sub-committee on Interpretation, under the leadership 
of C. Reginald Johnson, has been directed toward exposing the local chur- 
ches to mission interpreters. The primary purpose is to help our churches 
become "turned on" to mission. This is done by helping persons in our 
local churches discover what is happening in various areas of mission in- 
volvement. Mission Saturation events were held in the following districts: 
Durham, Raleigh, BurUngton. Many of the District Lay Rallies had 
mission interpreters speak. In addition, churches throughout the Con- 
ference invited mission interpreters for special services. 

We are grateful for the good work being done by these various sub -com- 
mittees. We are mindful of the fact that these plans are implemented, in 
large part, by out District Chairpersons of Mission. We are grateful for the 
dedicated leadership of these persons who have worked so diligently in 
promoting the work of missions throughout our Conference: A. Clay 
Smith, Charles M. Smith, W.M. Presnell, L.E. Lugar, John H. White, 
M.Dewey Tyson, Jesse C. Staton, Jerry T. Smith, T. M. Faggart, Ralph I. 
Epps, A. W. Winstead, andC. Reginald Johnson. 

Clyde H. Dunn 
Chairperson and Conference Missionary Secretary 

Church and Community Report 

The Committee on Church and Community work of the Division of 
Missions has five major areas of responsibility: (1) Urban Ministries, (2) 
Town and Country Work, (3) Ethnic Minority Local Church, (4) Church 
and Community projects and workers; plus the Church of the Year Awar- 
ds. This year Urban Ministries funded Fayetteville Urban Ministries, 

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Raleigh Day Care Center, and Cokesbury, Raleigh. Town and Country 
Grants were given to: Caswell Parish, Inc.; Person United Methodist 
Parish, and Pamlico Parish. Church and Community Workers funded are 

Robeson County Church and Community Center The Reverend Robert 

Mangum, and Ms. Betty Purkey, plus Ms. Bemice Ballance at Harnett 
County. Applications and funding are pending for workers at Colington, 
Elizabeth City District; A Black Church and Community worker for 
Rockingham District, and a Native American Worker for Robeson County 
Cooperative Parish Ministry. A new Tri-racial Congregation in Aberdeen 
has been given program aid. Another cooperative Parish is in the process 
of being organized in Robeson County possibly Tri-racial. Three Chur- 
ch of the Year awards were given. The recipients were: First United 
Methodist Church, Roanoke Rapids, Nashvile United Methodist Church, 
Nashville, and Four Oaks United Methodist Church, Four Oaks, North 
Carolina. 

Major strides have been made during the year in Ethnic Minority Local 
Church Programs. The Division of Missions has made available grants up 
to $20,000 but not exceeding 40% of construction cost for 10 Minority 
Parsonages. Three grants will have been made by Decembr 30, 1978. 
Leadership development has been made available through Conference 
Staff Offices with gratifying response. 



T. M. Faggart 
Chairperson 



Committee on Church Extension 



The Committee on Church Extension experienced a busier year as 
momentum began building for the anticipated new wave of church ex- 
tension in the North Carolina Annual Conference. Property was purchased 
at Kill Devil Hills as a possible site for a new congregation, and several 
districts are giving serious consideration to where new churches should be 
planted. Included among these are two ethnic minority congregations in 
two different districts. Our Bishop and Cabinet are challenging us as a 
Committee and a Conference to give renewed emphasis to organizing new 
churches as we approach the beginning of a new decade. 

Our main activity as a committee this year has been promoting mem- 
bership in the Ten Dollar Club, a builders club begun a generation earher 
in which members contribute $10.00 three times per year to assist a new 
church, an older church with special financial needs, and an overseas 
mission church. The following churches received grants from the 1977 
calls: 

Spring-Harker's Island, New Bern District 

Summer-Holy Trinity, Greenville District 

Fall-Manila, Phillipines 

A vigorous promotional effort initiated by out staff persons, Simeon 
Cummings and Frank Grill, and communicated through the NORTH 

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CAROLINA CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE and the Coordinated Mailing 
resulted in a dramatic increase in the number of Ten Dollar Club Mem- 
bers. 344 new members were added, bringing our total membership to 
2, 2 94 --this means we nearly doubled our goal of a 10% increase in mem- 
bership! The Fayetteville and Raleigh Districts deserve special recognition 
for leading the way with increases of 72 and 64, respectively. We hope to 
equal or exceed this achievement in 1979 through promotion of the Ten 
Dollar Club in every local church on Church Extension Sunday, January 21 
and at District Lay Rallies and Conferences. 

Charles M. Smith 
Chairperson 



The North Carolina Council of Churches 

PASTORS' CONFERENCE 

The 1978 Pastors' conference sponsored by the North Carolina Council 
of Churches at St. Joseph's AME Church in Durham on April 18 afforded 
ordained ministers from across the State the opportunity to hear and 
engage in dialogue with Dr. Lloyd R. Bailey and Dr. Roland E. Murphy of 
the Divinity School of Duke University on "Bibical Study and the 
Preaching Task." The planning committee for this stimulating event was 
headed by the Rev. Robert T. Young, Minister to the University. Two 
cassette tapes recording the lectures are available for $2.50 each from 
Council headquarters. Box 6637, College Station, Durham, N.C. 27708. 
Future plans for this annual conference will be considered by the Council's 
Commission on Christian Nurture in the light of its desire to provide con- 
tinuing education for ministers. 

HOUSE OF DELEGATES 

The new plan for a House of Delegates to succeed the former Assembly 
went into effect in April 1977, and a second meeting of the House was held 
last October. A design team headed by Vemol R. Jansen, Jr., General 
Secretary of the Presbyterian Synod of North Carolina, planned the third 
meeting held at Duke Divinity School on May 2, 1978. Pursuing a priority 
emerging from earlier metings, the House dealt with the issue of "Racial 
Tensions in the Public Schools: Underlying Causes and Some Strategies for 
Solution," under the leadership of Dudley E. Flood, Assistant State 
Superintendent for Human Relations and Student Affairs, N.C. Depart- 
ment of Public Instructions. At this meeting the program of the Com- 
mission on Religion in Appalachia (CORA) was presented by its Chair- 
man, the Rev. Paul J. Albers of Chattanooga. At the Honors Luncheon 
that day the North Carolina Council of Churches received an Ecumenical 
Service Recognition Award from the National Council of Churches' Com- 
mission on Regional and Local Ecumenism, of which the Rev. Nathan H. 
VanderWerf is Executive Director. For the second time. Dr. H. Shelton 
Smith of Durham, one of the founders of the North Carolina Council of 

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Churches, received the State Council's Distinguished Service Award for his 
continuing leadership in ecumenism. He first had the DSA conferred upon 
him in 1953 for foundational work going back as far as 1934. The Coun- 
cil's Communications Awards were presented to the Lexington Dispatch, 
to Creative Ministry Associates of Durham, and to Radio Stations 
WKIX(AM) andWYYD(FM) of Raleigh. 

New vitality and strength had come to the N.C. Council of Churches in 
1977 through the membership of the Roman Catholic DioceseChurch of 
Chapel Hill. Out of the first meeting of the House of Delegates emerged 
SEVEN PRIORITIES which have been given to the Executive Board and 
the three program commissions for implementation. These are : 

I. To encourage reforms in the court system of N.C. which will 
result in speedier trials and more equal punishment for the same 
crimes. 

II. To promote church efforts to heal racial tensions in public 
education 

III. To develop program s in child advocacy and in the prevention of 
child abuse. 

IV. To Promot alternatives to catial punishment. 

V. To imporve the conditions of our N.C. Institutions of Correction. 

VI. To romote equal rights for all citizens regardless of race, religion, 
status, sex, creed, or country of origin. 

VII. To build a climate of openness and cooperation between council 
and denominational staffs. 

Most of these directons were being pursued by the Council's program 
units and are given new impetus by the backing of the House. Commissions 
are also carrying out particular programs arising out of their own research 
of needs. 

Commission on Christian Social Ministries 

A new Crminal Justice Committee is working with represntatives of the 
National Council of Churches to plan a hearing on criminal justice issues 
in North CaroUns scheduled for July 18-19. The Office of Social 
Ministries, directed by the Rev. Collins Kilburn, is located at 110 Cox 
Avenue, Raleigh 27706. Particular attention is given to criminal justice 
issues such as sentencing, prison reform, and the death penalty. Work con- 
tinues with the N.C. Advsory Committee on Religious Ministry in Prisons 
and gratification is felt at the recent additions of nine new prison chaplains 
on a staff headed by Chaplain R.A.L. Walker. A conference on juvenile 
justice is being planned with Yokefellow Prison Ministry. 

The Wilmington Ten has been a special concern of this Commission. 
Joseph Walker, Jr. of Greensboro heads a special task group which has 
made approaches to U.S. Attorney General Griffin Bell urging submission 
of an amicus curiae brief to the Federal court which is to review the case. 
Ten thousand copies of a paper entitled, "The Wilmington Ten: A Sum- 
mary and a Call," were distributed and a new printing was required. The 
task group continues to advocate release of the Ten. 

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A Committee on Labor/ Management Issues has been organized under 
the chairmanship of the Rev. Karey Gee of Wilson. A paper on the J. P. 
Stevens/union controversy pubUshed in early 1977 after an earUer com- 
mittee's study, while not an official position paper of the Council, has ser- 
ved as a catalyst to stimulate study in several denominations of the issues in 
this area of concern. 

The Equal Rights Amendment came near to approval in the N. C. 
Legislature in 1977. The ERA Committee working for approval in 
Raleigh. 

Rev. Caly Rogers Witte of The Migrant Ministry Committee, chaired 
by Sister Evelyn Mattem of Raleigh, has become quite active in a program 
of study, education, and advocacy. Legal aid for migrants has emerged as 
a primary need which churches might assist in meeting. Legal Service of 
North Carolina is establishing a migrant project which is being aided by 
the committee. Sister Mattem has prepared a three-page summary of fin- 
dings and recomendations available from the Council's Raleigh office. 

Legislative seminars have been planned for youth in the N.C. Con- 
ference of the United Methodist Church and for the Board of Church and 
Society of the W.N.C. United Methodist Conference. In addition to being 
in frequent contact with legislators and state officials about matters which 
are among the Council of Churches' legislative concersn, Mr. Kilbum con- 
tinues to serve as Director and legislative agent for the State Council for 
Social Legislation. 

Last March his office worked with the N.C. Humanities Committee and 
the Center for the Study of Human Values in organizing a three-day con- 
ference on "Freedom and Equality in the American Economy." 

With the Agricultural Extension Service of NCSU, the Cooperative 
Campus Ministry of NCSU, and the Baptist State Convention, this com- 
mission provided sponsorship for a seminar in Henderson on "The Church 
in the Changing Community." 

The Office of Social Ministries in February aided in organizing an Ad- 
visory Committee of Drug and Alcohol Abuse to work with the N.C. 
Department of Human Resources in helping to equip clergy to deal with 
related problems and issues. 

Commission on Christian Unity 

In recent years the major contribution of this commission to ecumenical 
expression in North Carolina has been the gathering of Cooperative Area 
Planning Conferences to draw together church officials with responsibility 
for mission in various areas of the State. Something like this was done in 
the Four-County Conference on Church and Society at Pembroke, then in 
the first Cooperative Area Planning Conference in the State's eastern coun- 
ties. The experience proved to be productive and the idea was transplanted 
to the Western Piedmont and to the Blue Ridge areas. In May of 1977 and 
again in September Seminars on Land-use were held in Watauga County, 
the latter coming in time to be highly significant in relation to the flood 
which struck sixteen mountain counties on November 6. The Council of 
Churches has cooperated with Church World Service in response to this 

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disaster and with the Western North Carolina Flood Committee which has 
set up an office in Asheville (809 Flat Iron Building) to help in long-range 
recovery efforts. The Rev. Richard G. Shelor of Black Mountain and the 
Executive Director represent the Council of Churches in this work. 

This Commission has plans to institute another Cooperative Area Plan- 
ning Conference in the Research Triangle. Also it has been asked to 
prepare a paper on biblical and theological light on the problem of child 
abuse in support of the Commission on Christian Nurture. The Week of 
Prayer for Christian Unity will again be promoted next January. 



Commission on Christian Nurture 

In the past year a major thrust of this commission has been in Child Ad- 
vocacy and Prevention of Child Abuse. Last September at Burlington an 
expanded meeting was held with experts and people interested in the field. 
Out of this grew the present Task Force on Child Abuse appointed by our 
judicatory executives and headed by Sister Maria Rhoads of Raleigh. It 
will tie in with the State Task Force on Protective Services for Children and 
the Statewide Child Abuse and Neglect Public Awareness Campaign 
(SCANPAC) . Sister Mary Beard of Raleigh is the Council's representative 
on the latter. 

In the winter another Camp Directors' Training Retreat was held, this 
one being at Camp Laurel Ridge, the Moravian Camp and Conference 
Center near Laurel Springs in the Blue Ridge. Another such event will be 
held in 1979. 

This commission is effective in sharing opportunities across 
denominational lines, such as the Consultation on Camping of the 
Presbyterian Synod, the Symposium on Mid- Life Crises at Methodist 
College, Fayetteville, and the Moravian Training Conference for 
Professionals and Paraprofessionsls Working with the Whole 
Family. The commission continues to look ahead toward an ecumenical 
ministry in the community colleges. It maintains liaison with the planning 
group for Mental Retardation Sabbath/Sunday, an annual emphasis in 
November, and it has linkage in the N.C. Family Life Council. 

In the fall of 1976 the American Bible Society approached the Com- 
mission on Christian Nurture about making the Good News Bible known 
in this State. With the approval of the Council's Executive Board a 
coalition was formed which made it possible for juricatories not belonging 
the the Council of Churches to particiapte in the program which 
culminated last November, known as "Good News North Carolina: A 
Celebration of the Bible." The Rev. Terry W. Agner and the Rev. Darrell 
A. Monroe, Jr. played leading roles in this campaign to stimulate Bible 
reading and study. A significant exhibit of rare manuscripts and Bibles 
was made by the Rev. John L. Sharpe III, at Perkins Library at Duke 
University. 



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The General Commmittees on Public Relations and Business and 
Finance 

With the loss of Mr. Monroe to Georgia the General Commitee on 
Public Relations will be reorganized under new leadership. It has primary 
responsibility for the Richard Shelton Communications Awards to 
newspapers, radio stations, and TV stations deserving recognition. Next 
year denominational papers will be included in the program. A special 
need to be met in PR is an informational leaflet concerning the Council's 
work. The General Committee on Business and Finance reports support 
pledged from member bodies of $65,848.00 toward the 1978 budget of 
$68,872.00, with the balance to come from other sources. Judicatory 
allocations are up $10,014.00 over 1977, a fact which gives great en- 
courage. 

Church Women United In North Carolina 

Although CWU is a movement comprised of individual Christian 
women, it continues in this State to be the women's department of the Nor- 
th Carolina Council of Churches, and in addition to its unique programs 
revolving around World Day of Prayer, May Fellowship Day, and World 
Community Day it renders tremendous support for two programs in which 
the Council of Churches is vitally interested, the Migrant Ministry and the 
Church World Service Clothing Appeal. The President of Church Women 
United in North Carolina becomes a Vice President of the Council of 
Churches, Mrs. D. K. Fry of Raleigh having succeeded Mrs. John W. Cobb 
in these important offices. 

Church World Service-Crop 

The establishment of the Carolina CROP Office in Durham has made 
possible a closer working relationship in the CWS Clothing Appeal and its 
Community Hunger Appeal, since the Council's office is nearby on the 
Duke East Campus. The Council's Executive Director, th Rev. Samuel S. 
Wiley, is a member of the State CROP committee and also of the Church 
World Service Department Committee in New York. CWS-CROP make 
effecitve response to world hunger and disaster, and through their agency 
the North Carolina Council of Churches will be able to participate in 
domestic disaster preparedness. 

Membership 

Presently the North Carolina Council of Churches consists of twen- 
ty-seven judicatories of seventeen denominations, plus ten congregations 
holding individual membership. There are approximately 7,000 
congregations in the member bodies, with 1 ,400,000 communicants. 



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Epilogue 

Joel Gajardo has said, "As long as intitutions administer charity we have 
not institutionalized justice." The North Carolina Council of Churches is 
dedicated not only to honoring Jesus Christ as Head of the Church which is 
His body and accepting Him as Savior of believers' souls but also to of- 
fering Him as healer of the ills of society, eagerly working and praying for 
the day when the systems of this world shall be redeemed by His love and 
justice. 

Samuel S. Wiley 



J. M. Ormond Fund 

The J. M. Ormond Fund for Training Ministers for the Rural Church 

Endowment (Market Value at 3-31-78) $327,849.71 

Surplus Account $68,555.94 

Endowment and Investment Income 

for 9 months ending 3-3 1-78 $19,955.99 



Pastoral Care Committee 

The Pastoral Care Committee of the North Carolina Conference 
originated at the Ministers' Wives Luncheon in June, 1970, with a motion 
to appoint a committee to study the need and possiblility of securing a 
Conference pastoral counselor. Two years later, for the same purpose, a 
Conference- wide committee was established. It^is composed of represen- 
tatives from the Division of Ministry, the Board of Health and Welfare 
Ministries, the Ministers' Wives' Association, and the Pastoral Care Depar- 
tment of Duke Divinity School. 

As of June 7, 1978, this Committee has succeeded in: 

1. Recommending and anonymously funding help for ministers and 
their families at the following centers: 

Pastoral Care and Counseling Institute 

P. O. Box 4845 

Duke Station 

5529 Chapel Hill Blvd. 

Durham, N. C. 27706 

Fayetteville Family Life Center 

Bordeaux Shopping Center Mini Mall 

Fayetteville, N. C. 28304 

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Carolina Counseling Center, Inc. 

2500 New Bern Avenue 

Raleigh, N. C. 27610 

Life Enrichment Center 

3203 Woman's Club Drive 

Raleigh, N. C. 27612 

2. Encouraging, securing, and financing leadership for and evaluating 
up to three enrichment week-ends per year. 

3. Attempting by every available means to advise Conference members 
of these services. 

The goals of this Committee for 1977-78 were to make counseling 
available in more areas; to have three enrichment weekends; to continue 
to investigate the need for a Conference pastoral counselor; and to help 
our Conference members be more supportive of each other, especially in 
times of crisis, such as moving and illness. The accomplishments have been 
to fund and evaluate (with excellent response!) two weekends; to engage 
in a session with Dr. Iverson Graham, Director of the Pastoral Care and 
Counseling program of the South Carolina Conference; and to urge sup- 
portive love at moving time through the North Carolina Christian Ad- 
vocate and through an appeal on June 7, 1978, to the clergy and lay per- 
sons at Annual Conference. We continue to seek counseling agencies in 
other parts of the Conference and expect to succeed with this by the end of 
1978. 

Sally B. Kirby (Mrs. Wallace H.) 
Chairman 



North Carolina Pastors' School and 
Duke Divinity School Convocation 

The North Carolina Pastors' School and Duke Divinity School Con- 
vocation was held at Duke University, October 31 -November 2, 1977. The 
James A. Gray Lectures were given by the Reverend Richard John 
Neuhaus, Senior Editor of Worldview, on "Freedom for Ministry." The 
Franklin S. Hickman Lectures, on "The Power of the Numinous and the 
Ministerial Priesthood," were presented by the Very Reverend Urban T. 
Holmes, IH, Dean, School of Theology, University of the South. Bishops 
L. Scott Allen and Robert M. Blackburn conducted the Bishops' Forum. 
Five Workshops on Leadership in Worship Today were led by the 
Reverend Heather Murray Elkins of the Duke University Parish Ministry, 
on "Worship and Drama: Bodying the Word"; the Reverend Dr. H. 
Grady Hardin, LeVan Professor of Worship and Preaching, Perkins 
School of Theology, on "Worship and Preaching"; the Reverend Hoyt L. 
Hickman, Director of Worship Resourcing, Board of Discipleship, The 
United Methodist Church, on "Baptism, Confirmation, and Renewal"; 

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the Reverend Dr. Paul Waitman Hoon, Henry Sloane Coffin Professor 
Emeritus, Union Theological Seminary, New York, on "The Christian 
Funeral" ; and the Reverend Dr. James Floyd White, Professor of Christian 
Worship, Perkins School of Theology, on "Word and Table". Dr. White 
also gave a special lecture on "Liturgy, Theology of the Laity." Con- 
vocation Sermons were preached by Dr. Hardin, on "Sanctuary," and the 
Reverend Mr. Hickman, on "Remember Your Baptism." Choral music for 
the Convocation Services of Worship was led by the Divinity School Choir. 
The program also featured reunion class dinners and the general Alumni 
Association Luncheon. 

The 1978 sessions will be held at Duke University October 23-25. 

James H. Bailey 
Chairperson 

THE BOARD OF MANAGERS of the NORTH CAROLINA PASTORS- 
SCHOOL 

NORTH CAROLINA CONFERENCE MEMBERS: 

Class of 1978-The Reverends Albert F. Fisher, Herman S. Winberry 

Class of 1979-The Reverends Paul W. Boone, Emerson M. Thomp- 
son, Jr. 

Class of 1980-The Reverends Millard Randall Baker, James H. 
Miller, Jr. 

Qass of 1981-The Reverends James H. Bailey, Samuel D. Mc- 
Millan, Jr. 

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA CONFERENCE MEMBERS: 
Class of 1978-The Reverends Robert T. Young. Earl T. Wilson, 

Jr. 
Class of 1979-The Reverends John H. Christy, Orion N. Hutchinson, 

Class of 1981-The Reverends E. Wzmnamaker Hardin, Jr., George 
E. Thompson. 
OFFICERS: Chairperson, The Reverend James H. Bailey; Vice-chair- 
person, The Reverend Orion N. Hutchinson, Jr. ; Secretary, The Reverend 
George E. Thompson; Treasurer, The Reverend James H. Miller, Jr. 
OTHER MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: The 
Reverends George P. Robinson, Emerson M. Thompson, Jr., Larry D. 
Wilkinson, Jr., and Herman S. Winberry. DIRECTOR OF THE CON- 
VOCATION AND PASTORS' SCHOOL, Dr. McMurry S. Richey. 

Methodist Board of Publication, Inc. 

We are grateful to be able to give the annual conference an excellent 
progress report on the North CaroHna Christian Advocate. Since June 
1976, when C. A. Simonton, Jr., became editor of the Advocate, cir- 
culation has increased 51%. Circulation for the June 8, 1978, issue was 
20,405. Of this number 9,649 were subscriptions in the North Carolina 

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Conference and 10,756 in the Western North Carolina Conference. We 
are hopeful that, with the continued support of the local churches, this cir- 
culation figure will be at least 25,000 by Dec. 31, 1978. 

The circulation department has been completely revamped during the 
year. We have changed over from the older Addressograph, metal plate 
process to a modem Xerox process which has increased our efficiency and 
reduced the amount of time spent in processing new subscriptions. We now 
produce the labels which appear on the subscribers' newspapers right in 
our office. This gives us complete control of the circulation process so that 
we can trace all questions quickly that relate to the delivery of the Ad- 
vocate to the subscriber. 

We are most appreciative of the subscription campaigns that have been 
conducted in both conferences this year. We are hopeful that sustained 
promotion of the Advocate will continue to be one of the top priorities of 
the two annual conferences, at least until our circulation reaches 45,000 at 
which point the Advocate should be completely self-supporting. 

The success of the Advocate is the result of a team effort. Local churches 
have been more alert in sending in their news than has been the case, ac- 
cording to old-timers, in quite a few years. The Advocate wants local 
news, and, where possible, accompanying black and white pictures. 

Along with the bishops, district superintendents, pastors, and active lay 
persons, without whose support we could not sustain this ministry, we 
especially want to thank our regular contributors whose columns and 
features add so much to the vitality of our newspapers. 

In anticipation of the weekly pubhcation schedule, which is currently set 
for Jan. 1, 1979, we have hired a part-time person to assist in the 
bookkeeping and circulation departments. 

The building at 429 W. Friendly Avenue has been sold and the offices of 
the Advocate are now located in the Main Administration Building, 
second floor, at Greensboro College. 

Payments on the printing machinery, which was sold to Media, Inc., 
Greensboro, are being made on a regular schedule and are up-to-date. The 
Advocate has no outstanding indebtedness. 

We believe the weekly publication schedule will greatly enhance the Ad- 
vocate as an instrument of communication for our two conferences, and 
continue to solicit the prayers of all for this vital ministry of service to the 
Church. 

Religion and Race 

1 . Provide an assessment consultation in each ethnic minority local church 
to determine needs, set goals, and determine the extent of conference sup- 
port needed ; 

2. Review ethnic minority representation on all the conference boards, 
agencies, commissions, committees, and governing boards of related in- 
stitutions, and make appropriate recomendations for total inclusiveness to 
the Annual Conference ; 

3. Seek ways of cooperating with Annual Conference boards and agencies 
as they seek to develop programs and policies of racial inclusiveness ; 

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4. Advise with and assist the Coordinator of Special Ministries and 
Economic Development as he works with racial and ethnic minority groups 
seeking to develop programs of employment and ministry to communities ; 

5. Plan annual consultation with the Board of the Ministry and the 
Cabinet in making adequate provisions for pastoral leadership in the light 
of particular ethnic minority churches; 

6. Be available to counsel with local churches which are seeking to 
establish multi-racial fellowship and encouraging and supporting local 
churches in maintaining a Christian ministry in racially changing neigh- 
borhoods ; 

7. Provide three opportunities for multi-racial and inter-ethnic dialogue ; 

8. Provide for one program of cooperation with Black and other ethnic 
denomination especially those of the Methodist family ; 

9. Evaluate the priorities of the Annual Conference in the light of the 
needs in the area of race relations ; 

10. Study the effects of merger and make recommendations to the Annual 
Conference ; 

11. Review the Annual Conference-related institutions concerning their 
practices of racial and ethnic inclusiveness in clientele and employment 
and reporting to the Annual Conference session. 

O . Kelly Ingrjim 

Report of the Commission on the Status and Role of Women 

"The primary purpose of the commission shall be to challenge The United 
Methodist Church, including its general boards and agencies, its in- 
stitutions, and its connectional structures to a continuing committment to 
the full and equal responsibihty and participation of women in the total 
life and mission of the Church, sharing fully in the power and in the policy 
making at all levels of the Church's Hfe." (The Book of DiscipUne 1976. 
paragraph 2101) .. 

The North Carolina Conference Commission takes very seriously the 
responsibility as set forth in the Discipline. Let me share with you some of 
the ways in which we are assuming this responsibility. 

Last summer at Conference Leadership School , we had a course on the 
full participation of women in the life of the church. That course was orien- 
ted toward ways of getting lay women to assume positions of responsibility 
in the life of the church, and toward the support of clergy women as 
pastors of local churches. We will have this course again this summer with 
a slightly different theme. In this year's course we will look at getting 
women, both lay and clergy, to accept positions of respon»bilky beyond 
the local church. We will also look at some of the traps women ^dl^to 
and /or are forced into when they become the "tokem "womam" ^im ^^%om 
mittee. We issue a special invitation to all women who4»pon.«<jt»fei«nce 
boards aQ4s||g[€Qcies to come and be a part of this cswrse. . j^ 

^noth^- -fS&i^ct which our commission 'has -un'^i^Cifcea ,^or^lis 
quadrenium deals with gathering statistics concerming-fhe number «^ay 
women in certain strategic offices in the local church. liv.connection with 

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this project, we have appointed Mrs. Jean Jerome as a Uason person with 
the cabinet to try to discover a better and easier way to compile these 
statistics. 

In connection with the program recomendation concerning a Women's 
Day in the local church, a booklet of worship resources for use in such a 
worship service will be provided by our commission. A committee is 
presently at work on this project and would be happy to receive your 
suggestions. Members of this committee are Mrs. Jane Hook, Mrs. Jean 
Jerome, Rev. Bob Baldridge and myself. In addition, we will also provide a 
list of lay and clergy women who would be willing to fill a pulpit for such a 
service. This information will be distributed to you in one of the fall co-or- 
dinated mailings. 

You saw yesterday a sheet handed out by the Commission on Religion 
Race tallying the number of Women, blacks and native Americans on the 
various conference boards and agencies. Of the total 954 persons on con- 
ference boards and agencies only 150 or 15.7% are women. That's not a 
very adequate representation considering the fact that over 50% of the lay 
membership of our church are women . This is an area of real concern to 
our commission. 

As a matter of information, may I report to you that we now have eight 
women ordained elder in our annual conference and seven others ordained 
deacon. We rejoicee in this increasing number of clergy women. Those of 
us who are serving parish appointments also rejoice in the warm ac- 
ceptance we have been given by the lay people of our churches. 

We are moving the in right direction, but we are not there yet. There is 
much work left to be done. Will you join with all of us to see that the way of 
the Christ is followed in these matters in our church] 

The final section of this report is a word of commendation for one who 
has been part of our commission since its beginning. The Rev. Harold 
Leathrman, better known to all of us as Hrold Leatherperson, has not just 
been a cabinet representative. He has been a real member of our com- 
mission, struggling with us, guiding us in our decisions, inspiring us to do 
our best, challenging us to really step out, and always supporting us as we 
seek to fulfill the task which has been set before us. Since Harold will be 
leaving the cabinet this year, we wish to take this monent to say a very 
special thank you to a very special person. 



Nancy Ruth Best, Chairperson 
Mollye Briley, Secretary 



Division of Stewardship 



Our Discipline states that the purpose of the Division of Stewardship is 
"to interpret the biblical and theological basic for stewardship consistent 
with the doctrines of the United Methodist Church and inform the church 
of the same through educational channels and study materials. 

Keeping this purpose in mind, we are presently involved in the develop- 
ment and publication of materials. These materials are designed to en- 
courage a greater participation by the children of our Annual Conference. 



It is the intent of our division to involve our children in systematic giving of 
their blessings received from God. This fall in cooperation with the 
Children's Council we will distribute the prepared materials with special 
training for workers with children. 

The highlight for our division this past year was the class on "Simple Life 
Styles" taught during the Conference Leadership School by the Reverened 
John Schram. This class, with an enrollment of over 200, lifted up the need 
for our stewardship to touch every area of our life in light of our com- 
mitment to Christ. This year at Conference Leadership School the concept 
of "Voluntary Simplicity" will be carried one step further as we teach ways 
of practical application for every-day living. 

It is the desire of our division that each local church develop a total 
program of stewardship in order that their membership might express the 
joy of giving. Each charge will be requested to submit their plans at Charge 
Conference in order that we might provide educational channels and study 
materials for their assisance. 

I would remind the Conference that a variety of program options are 
presently available from our division through our staff coordinator, 
Reverend Frank Grill. We have materials on such areas as Simple Life 
Styles, Gifts and Wills, Family Financial Planning, Financial Fund 
Raising, Estate Planning, and Visual Aids. The film, "How Good Life Can 
Be", viewed at Conference last year, was received overwhelmingly 
throughout the conference. At present, with two copies available, it is 
booked for almost three months in advance. 

STEWARDSHIP FACTS : 

In 1977 the per-capita giving among the over 211 thousand Methodists 
of the North Carolina Conference increased over 56% from what it was 
five years ago (from $70 to $111) . With an annual inflation rate of 6%, 
the dollar has deflated 34% . This means that we Methodists are giving 
more dollars than inflation has eroded. 
This is due to several things : 

1 . More churches are employing programs of systematic giving. 

2. Better interpretation of how money is being used in mission. 

3. Enlarged channels through which to give, such as. Advance Specials, 
and Missional Priorities. 

4. A deeper commitment to stewardship of financial resources by our local 
Methodists. 

We have every reason to believe that the financial giving of our people 
will continue to grow in the coming year. 

The division is presently establishing procedures to assist the Ethnic 
Minority Local Churches in their stewardship needs. With the addition of 
the Reverend Lafon Kincaid to our National Staff, we have recomended 
listening and training sessions to develop mateials that will enhance the 
work of these churches. 

Among the active areas of our division is the Department of Gifts and 
Wills. We have been blessed with the service of our director of Deferred 



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Giving, Mr. Gerald Pierce, and at this time we would ask him to come and 
conclude our report. 

Bruce Taylor 
Chairperson 

Office of Deferred Giving 

The efforts to attract deferred gifts for local churches and for agencies of 
the Conference during the last twelve months have been greeted with wide 
acceptance. One purpose of this report is to express deep gratitude to the 
pastors and lay persons who have contributed to that acceptance. 

The program of deferred giving, having been given birth by and 
through the interest, generosity and kindly support of five of our agencies, 
has bloomed into a full Conference service. Although still supported finan- 
cially by the agencies, the Deferred Giving Office has, during this past 
year, provided counsel in estate planning for the local churches through 
Methodist Men's groups, Sunday School programs, special seminars in the 
churches and personal ministries to individuals. 

Though activity is vigorous there are many churches yet to avail them- 
selves of these services. Another purpose of this report, then, is to invite 
each charge, church and individual to make use of our estate planning ser- 
vices. A request directed to the Conference Coordinator of Resources, C. 
Franklin Grill, or to me will insure either personal or group services in 
charitable estate planning. I urge you as delegates and pastors to accept 
this invitation to implement the ministry of your local comittees on Gifts 
and Wills. 

At Annual Conference last year it was recommended that each church 
adopt a goal of sponsoring at least one deferred giving emphasis during 
this year. To help facilitate that we responded to our own call by offering 
special direction in this area at the January Workshops. At that time each 
Chairperson for Gifts and Wills was given an opportunity to attend a 
training session in his District. Many responded and we shared a profitable 
time. 

As a result of the efforts during this year our office has noted Wills writ- 
ten in favor of agencies, churches, scholarships and global missions 
totaling approximately $356,000. Trusts for scholarships, either com- 
pleted or in the process total aproximately one quarter million dollars. In 
addition, a number of insurance policies have been purchased naming 
Conference agencies as beneficiary. These total several thousands of 
dollars. 

As a point of information the estate planning services of the Office of 
Deferred Giving include: gift annuities, insurance, wills, trusts, pooled in- 
come opportunities as well as memorial funds. We will assit with the 
establishment of every kind of planned gift to any of the churches or agen- 
cies within the Conference. 

It is my desire to assist every person within the Conference with their 
special estate plans. Please call on me to do this. 

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There you will find special brochures developed by our office to guide you 
in all areas of your planning. We hope that you will avail yourselves of 
those materials and that you will also use this Annual Conference op- 
portunity to make a special request for counsel by completing one of the 
confidential questionnaires and depositing it in the sealed box at the 
display table. 

I look forward to another year of vigorous activity as we strengthen our 
ties with the Division of Stewardship , the Methodist Foundation and with 
each individual and parish. I rejoice that we are recognizing this dimen- 
sion of our personal stewardship and Christian life. 

JeraldJ. Pierce 
Director of Deferred Giving 



Task Force on Hunger 

Dumg 1977 the Task Force on Hunger attempted to apply the actions of 
WHEAT) World Hunger Education Action Together) in our Conference. 
The five different types of action presented by WHEAT are : 1 ) Intensive 
study of the problems of hunger ; 2) Becoming directly involved in dealing 
with hunger issues in the local community; 3) Support related issues; 4) 
Provide financial support deaUng with food needs, and 5) Change your 
own life-style toward reduced and less wasteful food and energy con- 
sumption. 

Fourteen persons attended a "WHEAT ENABLING EVENT" at Sacred 
Heart College, Belmont, N.C. January 9-11, 1977. The purpose of this 
event was to train persons to be "Wheat Enablers." Upon returning the 
names of the "enablers" were distributed throughout the churches of the 
Conference. They were invited into local churches to interpret the 
problems of hunger and how to alleviate them. In addition to these 
"enablers" we are most fortunate in having Dr. Leonard Aurand as a Cer- 
tified Hunger Interpreter of the Board of Global Ministries. He is well 
trained and equipped to deal with the issues of hunger and is available to 
our churches. 

On Hunger Sunday, WHEAT COVENANT CARDS were distributed 
throughout the Conference. Members of local churches were given an op- 
portunity to become involved in any or all of the five areas of action under 
WHEAT. These cards were sent back to the Task Force and responses were 
made to those who made commitments. 

The Task Force also dealt with an issue raised at last Annual Con- 
ference. One of the issues raised was the problem of world hunger and the 
use of land for food production. A great deal of discussion centered around 
the conversion of land from tobacco to food and fiber. Mr. H.Frank 
Brooks made an amendment to the report as follows : 

Be it resolved that the North Carolina Conference of the United 
Methodist Church appeal to Methodists everywhere and to the entire 



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population of the United States to seek actively and to support per- 
sonally increased prices paid to farmers for food and fiber produc- 
tion to that level which will provide a 6% per annum return on in- 
vestment and a wage equal to that of the average industrial worker in 
the United States. 

Though the amendment was defeated a motion was made to carry out 
the concern of Mr. Brooks. The motion by Jean Dorsett was: 

That the concerns of the farmers with the North Carolina Con- 
ference as expressed by the Brooks amendment, be referred to the 
N. C. Conference Task Force on Hunger, that input be solicited from 
the farmers; and that the selection of representatives be made by the 
farmers themselves. 

Our Task Force sought to carry out the concern and intent of this 
motion to the best of its abihty. We were faced with the dilemma of getting 
farmers to select representatives. However, a group was called together to 
deal with this matter. The committee was: Clyde H. Dunn, Catherine 
Watson, Leonard Aurand, Frand Grill - all members of the Task Force on 
Hunger, and H.Frank Brooks. Also serving was Ralph S. Hughes, an 
agricultural economist. Much discussion took place as to how the con- 
version of land from tobacco to food and fiber products might be best ac- 
complished. It became apparent specific ways would be difficult for our 
committee to suggest. We agreed on the principle of supporting the far- 
mers in this conversion so that they would not suffer economic hardship . It 
was learned that Church and Society would be presenting a Position Paper 
on this matter at the 1978 Annual Conference. It was decided the concerns 
of the Dorsett Motion could best be handled through that group at the 
time. 

Clyde H. Dunn 
Chairperson 



Conference Board of Trustees 

The annual meeting of the Board of Trustees was held at 12:30 p.m. 
June 7, 1978 at Methodist College during the Annual Conference Session. 

The financial statements for the calendar year 1977 were presented by 
the Conference Treasurer. The Trustees Fund, Methodist Building Ac- 
count, Staff Parsonages and Episcopal Residence Accounts are printed in 
Volume I, Schedules M, M-1 and M-2 of the 1978 Journal. 

At the meeting of the Board on April 24, 1978, the insurance coverage 
for the Methodist Building and staff parsonages was reviewed and up- 
dated. The Methodist Building continues to be fully leased with leases con- 
taining utility escalator clauses. The Trustees, through the Treasurer 
Business Administrator, have endeavored to properly maintain the 
Methodist Building and all other Conference property entrusted in our 
care. Six of the staff parsonages are debt free and only $6,610.46 remains 
to be paid on the seventh. The Episcopal Residence has an outstanding in- 
debtedness of $20,900.00. 

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The old Webb's Chapel Church property in Person County has been sold 
to C. Franklin Grill and wife Helge on behalf of the proposed "Webb's 
Chapel Restoration Association. Proceeds will be turned over to the Allen - 
sville United Methodist Church. 

The Trustees authorized the sale of the Pleasant Grove Church property 
in the Elizabeth City District. Proceeds of the sale to be disbursed to the 
Trustees of the Elizabeth City District to be used in the organization of a 
new church in the District, 

Bruce Petteway, Chairperson 
James H. Miler, Jr., Secretary 



The United Methodist ly^en 

Methodist Men's work in the North Carolina Conference is making 
steady progress toward its goal to increase the number of Fellowship 
groups, to improve the quality and type of programs, and to develop 
outreach ministries. In the annual reports submitted by local presidents, 
most of the groups are having church-centered programs at all meeting. 
The Executive Committees are meetings more often in planning sessions 
and as a result more projects are being undertaken. The projects seem to 
be showing more variety and imagination than previously. No longer are 
the United Methodist Men simply looked upon as the "church main- 
tainence crew", although Plant Improvement Projects are in the program 
of nearly every group. The majority of the Fellowships are also trying to do 
additional projects beyond the local church. The money making projects 
are not just to raise money, but to finance a particular benevolent cause, 
such as, scholarships, home improvements for the elderly or indigent, 
financial aid for the needy, youth activities, church buses, and aid to the 
mentally retarded. 

As to the increase in numbers, we are about 10% ahead of last year in 
the number of groups chartered with our national office. Of the 72 Annual 
Conferences we rank third in number of Chartered United Methodist Men 
Fellowships. 

At the last meeting of Conference Presdents of United Methodist Men 
held in Nashville, it was decided that Men's Groups would combine in a 
national project to aid the Upper Room in its Prayer Ministry. Toward this 
end we are being asked to raise $20,000, to supply an incoming WATS line 
into the Upper Room facilities for incoming prayer requests. Our share of 
this amount will come to less than $25.00 per local group and should be 
ezisily raised. The Upper Room is asking United Methodist Men 
Fellowships to : 

1) Join the Upper Room in an intentional nationwide partnership 
emphasis on prayer and the devotional life ; 

2) Become partners with The Upper Room in promoting Upper 
Room Covenant Prayer Groups in local churches through annual 
conference leadership ; 



3) Take initiative consistently to publicize the telephone number of 
the Living Prayer Center throughout their church and community. 

4) Through our connection in the Annual Conference with local 
churches, seed to raise funds to initiate an incoming WATS 
line for prayer requests. 

We pledge our support and ask that the Annual Conference lend its sup- 
port to this opportunity. 



United Methodist Women 

Bishop Blackburn, Delegates, and visitors, I bring you greetings on 
behalf of the over 29,000 United Methodist women of the North Carolina 
Conference. A printed report has been given to each of you. Please read, 
carry them home with you and share with others in your church. We are 
proud of the work of United Methodist Women during 1977-78 and we 
feel that the capsule glimpses will share part of that story with you. 

The chart of the back of the cover will help us understand the two hats 
which we wear. I wear first the hat of LCM (Local Church Member) . The 
Local Church is the beginning of every gift. We give through Single Figure 
in our budgets. The church treasurer sends this to the Conference 
Treasurer who in turn sends a portion to World Service through the Coun- 
cil on Finance and Administration. We see that World Service supports 
32% of the Budget of the Board of Global Ministries. Also, we give 
through our local church to Advance Specials and we note that these gifts 
support an additional 12% of the Budget of the Board of Global 
Ministries. Now, my other hat is the one we CHOOSE to wear when join 
our local Unit of United Methodist Women. The pledge I make to the 
local Unit helps with the Unit's total budget. The Unit gives a Pledge to 
Missions which is sent to the District Treasurer. She sends it to the Con- 
ference Treasurer and during 1977, $245,747.97 was sent from the United 
Methodist Women in the North Carolina Conference to the Women's 
Division for Pledge Credit. We see that over 70% of the 1978 Budget of the 
Women's Division is sent to the Board of Global Ministires and the chart 
shows this amount makes up 40% of the Total Budget of the Board. Both 
hats which we wear as Women in the Church are important to the total 
support of MISSIONS. We continue to fulfill the purpose for which 
women in the church organized over 100 years ago - the support of 
Missions . 

Being a part of the connectional system is sometimes very confusing to us 
on the local level. We are Local Methodist Women, but sometimes we hear 
&[ some action which the Women's Division takes and we become very ex- 
cited. We feel that they did what we wanted them to dol But sometimes we 
become very upset when we do not agree with a decision the Woman's 
Division makes and we wonder just what this means tons in the local Units. 
May Iflfeare ikjw an exerpt from a paper which I received on May 19,1978 
and this will be distributed this summer at Conference Leadership School 
in the class for United Methodist Women. *The Paper is entitled "In- 
terpretation of Women's Division Policy and Program". 

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"The Women's Division -- Speaking To, Not For" 

The Women's Division, the official policy-making body for UNITED 
METHODIST WOMEN is a corporation of 75 members. These persons 
are the elected representatives from the organization, having been 
nominated and elected through a multi-step process within the 
organization. The Division members are representatives from in the sense 
that: 

1) they are part of a form of government in w^hich the many (1.5 million 
members) are represented by 75 persons chosen from among them, by an 
elective process ; 

2) they are acting through delegated authority as authorized by General 
Conference. 

3) they come from 54 of the 73 annual conferences. 

This form of church government for the Women's Division and all other 
boards and agencies was patterned on the structures of the U. S. govern- 
ment. Each elected group speaks for itself (whatever its membership) ; 
and speaks to those in the church with whom it is authorized to work. The 
Women's Division speaks for itself, and to members of UNITED 
METHODIST WOMEN through its authority to "recommend programs 
and policies to UNITED METHODIST WOMEN. " Only the General 
Conference, meeting once every four years speaks FOR the church." 

Would you here today, join me and accept the theme of '78 of United 
Methodist Women of the North Carolina Conference - "GO AND 
TELL".... Go and Tell the story of United Methodist Women who are in- 
volved in and supporting Mission in Today's World as we strive to serve our 
Lord through this organization in our Church! 

Ruth L. Cade, Conference President 
United Methodist Women 



United Methodist Youth 

The youth of the NC Conference began its 1977-78 year with a new 
Coordinator of Youth Ministries, J. Edward Morrison. 

AT ACS, the governing body of the NC Conference UMYF in July 1977, 
officers were elected and resolutions acted upon. Resolutions were passed 
which dealt with such controversial issues as liquor-by-the-drink, abor- 
tions, and the Wilmington 10 -- issues which the Annual Conference 
failed to acton. 

Mack McMillan was elected Conference President at ACS. Mack was 
from First Church in Henderson. Robin Sabiston from Durham was elec- 
ted vice-president. Powell Osteen, also from Durham was chosen con- 

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ference treasurer by the delegates. Adelle Joyner from Goldsboro was selec- 
ted as secretary, and Paul Stark from Raleigh was elected as LAP, 
legislative affairs person. 

Mack McMillan, Paul Stark, and Ed Morrison were the NCC-UMYF 
representatives to the first National Youth Ministries Convocation 
(NYMO) . While in Oklahoma at the NYMO meeting the representatives 
learned of many new ideas to help enrich the conference program, and 
they discovered where the NCC youth program stood in relation to other 
conference programs across the nation. The three NYMO delegates lear- 
ned that the NCC has an unsurpassed summer youth opportunities 
program and that the NCC needed imporvement in Youth Service Fund 
(YSF) giving and publicity by conference youth members. 

Also, while in Oklahoma, Paul Stark was elected as a member- at-large 
of the NYMO steering committee. 

Conference youth events this year have reflected the review they received 
in Oklahoma. Good attendance, superior spirit, and effective programs 
have been seen in all events during the 1977-78 year. 

Senior High Weekend, a new opportunity created for this year and those 
in the future, gave senior high aged youth the opportunity to explore 
nature, body, and soul in a retreat setting, Camp Don- Lee. 

Traing for Youth Ministry Enrichment Teams (YMET) was conducted 
for the second consecutive year in January at Camp Chestnut Ridge. 
YMET teams are six people groups that go into local church UMYF's to 
help improve local youth programs. YMET teams are now available 
through contact with the conference youth office in Raleigh. 

LASER, Legislative Affairs- Search, Explore, Respond, was held in 
Raleigh in February for those senior high youth who were interested in how 
state government works. Attendance was the best ever for a LASER when 
the legislature was not in session, and the participtants were enriched not 
only by the knowledge of more governmental facts, but also in a spirited 
way. 

A Youth Study Tour to New York, Philadelphia, and Washington was 
conducted in March for Senior High Youth who find national and in- 
ternational politics and heritage interesting. The youth who attended the 
tour learned more about the nation, world, group living, spiritual enrich- 
ment, and meaningful relationships. 

The Conference Youth Rally on April 1 at Methodist College drew the 
biggest crowd since the rallies were moved from Duke University. Nearly 
800 people attended the rally. Singing, dancing, lunch on the grounds, 
and inspirational leadership in group building and worship by Rev. Milton 
Hadley highlighted the day's activities. 

That Junior High Thing, an event for junior high aged NCC United 
Methodists, was held at Camp Chestnut Ridge in early May. The par- 
ticipants enjoyed recreation, dancing, group building and worship ex- 
periences in the retreat setting as they grew in their faith and belief in Jesus 
Christ. 

A Conference Newsletter, a totally new development and concept in 
communication for the NCC Conference was begun in early 1978. The 
quarterly pubHcation gives information needed by interested conference 

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youth on activities and YSF news. The newsletter is being funded through 
Youth Service Fund, the major way the youth of our church can be heard. 
Through an increase in YSF giving, by conference youth the newsletter 
became a reality. 

A full slate of summer events awaits the conference's youth this summer. 

In conclusion, the "state of youth ministry"in the NCC is excellent and 
getting better. The newsletter introduces conference events and programs 
and relates district news. Knowledge of and giving to Youth Service Fund 
has drastically increased over the last year. And, most importantly, youth 
events offered by the conference provide personal, spiritual and religious 
growth, insight and apprecation. Through conference level youth 
ministries many future leaders in the NCC United Methodist Church 
realize the importance of action- -now. Youth Ministry in the NCC - alive 
and growing. 

Mack McMillan 
President-N.C. Conference UMYF 



Division of Worsliip 

I . Accomplishments of 1977 

In 1977 the Division of Worship focused its work on planning the 
Bishop's Meeting with Confirmation Classes, evening and early morning 
Holy Communion at Annual Conference, and worship at the Conference 
Leadership School. 

The Committee to Plan the Bishop's Meetings with the Confirmation 
Classes was comprised of Andrew Hehry, chairperson; Roger Searles; 
Hugh Cameron; Anna Workman; and Jacqui Birt. The format remained 
basicaly unchanged from the previous year's, namely, fellowship singing, 
dividing of the group so that one half heard a presentation by the bishop 
while the other half saw and discussed a film, the two halves then swit- 
ching, and a closing worship at which the bishop preached. Projects 
growing out of confirmation training were displayed and shared in the 
period when the film was shown. Meeting places and leaders were Aber- 
deen on March 5, Robert Pullman; Saint Paul,Goldsboro, on March 12, 
Andrew Henry; Tarboro on March 19, J. Sam MacMillan; and Edenton 
Street, Raleigh, on March 26, Fred Falls, Jr. 

At Annual Conference the services planned by John Harwood, J.Thomas 
Smith, and Roger Searles received the highest ratings possible in an 
evaluation of the conference. The evening services are described on pages 
153 and 163 of the 1977 Journal. Early morning Holy Communion was 
conducted in Hensdale Chapel on both Tuesday and Wednesday mor- 
nings. 

The division was responsible for the six worship services at Conference 
Leadership School. The three quadrennial emphases were used as themes. 



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In the week-end session the two services were based on Hunger and the 
Ethnic Minority Local Church. Worship leaders were Claude Dial and 
Thomas A. Collins. The week session of worship services included all three 
emphases plus a summary theme of love. Worship leaders for the week 
session were James McCallum, Ruth Cade, Seaborn Blair, Bishop Black- 
bum, Robert Pullman, and Gayla Estes. Both sessions closed with Holy 
Communion. Cornelius Henderson of Atlanta, Georgia was preacher. 
Classes on worship taught at the Conference Leadership School were 
"Children and Worship" taught by Ara Tirzai and "Chancel Drama" by 
Jack and Ted Miles. 

Robert Pullman attended the Consultation on the Black Church in 
Laurinburg July 29-30, Gregory Bell, Roger Searles, and Robert Pullman 
went to Horizons '77 a national convocation on church music and worship, 
in Santa Clara, California, July 17-22. 

The conferene office made available to District Coordinators of 
Children's Ministries further copies of "Making Worship Meaningful to 
Children." We responded positively to the request by the Commission on 
the Status and Role of women to include a fairer representation of women 
in conference worship services for which our divisions was responsible. 

IL Immediate Major Concerns 

A. In 1977 the average weekly attendance at the principal worship ser- 
vice (s) was 73,228 persons. At no other one gathering in our conference do 
we have that many persons to participate. This average is almost 17,000 
above the nearest average attendance, which is that of the Sunday Church 
School. This principal weekly worship service (usually 11 o'clock on Sun- 
day in most churches) brings into focus in our worship of God, at one time 
or another, ecumenical affairs, education, missions, religion and race, and 
social concerns and is the main thrust of evangelism and stewardship for 
most churches. Please note that from 1976 to 1977 we dropped by 2504 
persons in our principal weekly worship attendance and in five years have 
fallen by 3476 persons in this attendance. Such a decline should alarm us 
alll I would suggest that we also look at this attendance decline as one cause 
for our slow growth in new members in this conference. Hence, what hap- 
pens in the principal weekly worship is of vital importance to each local 
church, and great care should be given in making this a truly significant 
event each week. Our division stands ready to aid our conference in any 
way to enhance this experience, and we welcome any written sugggestions 
how we may help pastors and others who plan and carry out this service. 

B. To that end we shall sponsor demonstration workshops on Holy Com- 
munion March 12-15, 1979, in four areas of our conference under the 
leadership of the Reverend Hoyt Hickman, who is one of the most 
knowledgeable persons on Holy Communion in Section on Worship of the 
Board of Discipleship. Our primary aim in each workshop is to look at the 
alternate rituals of Holy communion prepared by our general church and 
to use one of them in closing. Because the Lord's Supper is so vital in wor- 
ship we encourage all ministers and any interested laypersons to attend. 

C. Further, the trend in public worship in the United Methodist Church is 

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the use of the lectionary prepared by the Consultation on Church Union 
(COCU) as the basis for Scripture selections and preaching. 
The values of lectionary preaching are as follows : 

1 . Preaching is forced to be Biblical . 

2. This kpreaching covers a variety of concerns in Scripture and avoids 
overworking the preacher's favorite themes. 

3. The Christian year is followed in preaching. 

4. The music and other acts of worship can be focused on these Scrip- 
ture passages. 

5. The unity of the church is present in that there is a common use of 
Scripture each week. 

6. Bible study groups using the lectionary can enrich a preacher's ser- 
mon preparation. 

This approach is not intended to be inflexible. Let any one who doubts 
the value of lectionary preaching try it for a season of the Christian year 
and see what it does for his or her preaching. He or she will be amazed how 
these orderly readings from the Word of God speak to the concerns of his 
or her congregation. 

Robert S. Pullman 
Chairperson 



The Report off the Committee on Resolutions and Refference 

The 153rd Session of the North Carolina Annual Conference of the 
United Methodist Church will soon be history. Before we depart, your 
Committee on Resolutions and Reference must express words of com- 
mendation and appreciation for each of the delegates and visitors to this 
session. 

We are reminded of the words of the nervous lad acknowledging the 
most valuable player award from his high school principal. Excitedly he 
protested, "Sir, I don't really appreciate this award, but I sure do deserve 
it." 

We can never DESERVE all of the loving preparation, the careful at- 
tention to detail, and the genuinely warm welcome extended to us by 
President Richard Pearce, by our quietly efficient servant Vice President 
William Lowdermilk, and by all of the personnel of the college who have 
provided for our every need. Be well assured that we do not deserve it, but 
we sincerely appreciate the role each has played in this area of T.L.C. 
(tender loving care.) 

To the Reverend J. Paul Edwards, host District Superintendent, and the 
large team of workers from the Goldsboro District, we speak words of 
gratitude with an awareness of the long hours of preparation after your 
other required duties were performed. 

To Barbara Wilkinson, the Committee on Communications, to the 
Fayetteville Times, the Fayetteville Observer, the Raleigh News and Ob- 
server, and to others from the media we offer our thanks for reporting well 

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and faithfully the activities and moods of the conference to our members 
back home. We appreciate the second edition of "The Saddlebag" and ex- 
press our appreciation to Douglas Fox, its editor this year. 

To the Fellowship of United Methodist Musicians and to Mr. William E. 
Hilderbrandt, this year's chairman for the North Carolina Chapter, we ex- 
press our appreciation for the frequent and rewarding musical offerings 
that enriched our sessions. It is difficult to find words to match the 
magnificence of the music presented by the choirs each evening. Many 
choirs came great distances to enable us to hear the "Glory of the coming 
of the Lord". 

We thank the Division of Worship and all who shared in the musical of- 
ferings, the worship ocasions, and the numerous communion experiences 
planned for our enrichment. 

We express for you our appreciation for two significant gifts to our Con- 
ference this year. The Reverend and Mrs. J. Paul Edwards have given a 
Communion Set to the Conference which we shall use for many years. Mr. 
and Mrs. Edward N. Tindell have given a set of Communion Cloths to the 
Conference in loving memory of Mr. Robert Neil McMillan and Mrs. 
Clyde Buchanan McMillan, the parents of Mrs. Carolyn Tindell. They 
were lifelong members of the Methodist Church and Mrs. McMillan was a 
delegate to Annual Conference many times covering a period of fifty years. 

We have heard quietly effective ministers who have enriched the routine 
of our business chores. We are grateful for the challenge and the spiritual 
tone set for us by Bishop Kenneth Shamblin as he challenged thirty eight 
candidates for elders orders to "take a little and make a lot" following the 
example of Christ with the miracle of the loaves and fishes; by Dr. Cecil 
Myers on three occasions, but particularly as he challenged twenty-nine 
candidates for deacons orders to avoid the "sin of losing our spiritual bir- 
thright by failure to accept responsible decision making as a lifelong task" ; 
by the Reverend Harold Leatherman paying tribute to our honored dead 
by pointing us toward "A Greater Cause"; and by Dr. Samuel Townsend 
urging us to "Sing the Lord's song in a strange land until the Lord possess 
our lives and possess this land". 

Our sessions are always brightened by the Wednesday visit of many 
ministers wives. Our thanks to Alice Cline and the ladies of the Rocky 
Mount District who served as hostesses for a delightful dinner and the an- 
nual renewal of fellowship . 

We add our words of commendation to those who were recognized for 
distinctive and creative work such as Richard Bryant, Jr. of Raleigh, 
recognized as Lay Person of the Year, or the three congregations selected 
as recipients of the "Church of the Year" Award (Four Oakes, Nashville, 
and First U.M.C. of Roanoke Rapids) , and to others whose work will be 
rewarded by a loving Father because of its quality as yet unrecognized by 
"mere mortals." 

Though we often take for granted the interesting presence of the 
Cokesbury Book Store, we express our appreciation to Ms. Sue Henry and 
her associates for the expected excellence of the Book Room display and 
service. We are grateful to Cokesbury for the annual support of our Pen- 
sion Fund, this year in the amount of $8,865. 

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At times we were more conscious of the routine of conference which 
almost became monotonous. The most excitement occurred, not as we 
decided "To Be or Not To Be", but "To Receive Or Not To Receive" 
reports from our Division of Church and Society. The most heat, if not the 
most Hght, was generated by this spirited debate. 

The smoothness and ease of flow through hundreds of items of business 
could not just happen. We want to thank our presiding Bishop, Robert 
M.Blackburn, our tireless Conference Secretary, James Coile, his staff of 
associates, the Conference Council on Ministries and staff persons, and the 
members of countless Boards, Divisions, Commissions, and Committees 
who have done their work so well that we do, in fact, routinely accept and 
endorse the product of their labors. 

We are cognizant of and appreciative for the leadership which has been 
offered by Charles Mercer and Simeon Cummings. As they leave our Con- 
ference Council on Ministries staff, we know new areas of the life of our 
church will be enriched by their dedicated talents. 

We began our Conference Session in the pattern established by John 
Wesley as we sang, "And Are We Yet Alive". 

Let us now conclude in that same spirit of evangelical renewal as we hear 
Bishop Blackburn's perception of the "State of The Church" and the 
reading of the appointments. 

May each delegate and visitor "Go With God" as we conclude 
traditionally by singing "God Be With You Till We Meet Again", deter- 
mined that the reports of the state of the Church at the 154th Session of the 
North Carolina Annual Conference will reflect our greater ac- 
complishments for our Christ and His Church. 

Thomas A. ColUns, Chairperson 
E. M. Thompson, Secretary 



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NORTH CAROLINA CONFERENCE COUNCIL ON 
MINISTRIES PROGRAM FOR 1978 AND 1979 

Group B— Conference Legislation 

1978 SUPLEMENTAL PROGRAM 

I. RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE LOCAL CHURCH COUNCIL 
ON MINISTRIES 

That each local church Council on Ministries in each Ethnic Minority 
Local Church shall consider appointing a task force for the purpose 
of actively recruiting persons for full-time church vocations. To be 
implemented by the local church Council on Ministries. 

n. RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE DISTRICT COUNCIL ON 
MINISTRIES 

That each District Council on Ministries, in districts where there are 
Ethnic Minority Local Churches, shall consider having a consultation 
to consider the needs and opportunities of the Ethnic Minority Local 
Church by December 3L To be implemented by the district Council 
on Ministries. 

in. RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE CONFERENCE COUNCIL 
ON MINISTRIES 

A. Recommendations Which Shall be Done 

1 . That a Conference wide Evangelistic Rally bearing witness 
to our church heritage and faith in Christ and featuring United 
Methodist singing, preaching, and witnessing shall be held on 
December 2 at the new Raleigh Civic Center, beginning at 10:00 
a.m. and lasting until 3:00 p.m. To be implemented by the 
Division of Evangelism. 

2. That a Conference-wide Consultation on the Ethnic Minority 
Local Church shall be held to consider the ministerial 
needs and opportunities of the Ethnic Minority Local 
Church, and to be attended by the Cabinet, members of the 
Division of Ordained Ministry, and the Pastors, Chairpersons 
of the Committes on Pastor- Paris Relations and other key 
laypersons from the Ethnic Minority Local Churches. To be 
implemented by the Bishop in cooperation with the Committee 
on Career Planning and Couseling. 

B. Recommendations Which Shall be Considered 

l.That a pilot project of sub-district listening sessions shall be 
considered for one district of the Conference for the purpose of 
hearing the concerns and interests of local church members. 
To be implemented by the Committee on Research and Plan- 
ning of the Conference Council on Ministries. 

2. That a Younger Elementary Camp for children finishing first 
and second grades shall be considered for Camp Don- Lee, 
August 13-16. To be implemented by the Division of Education. 

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3. That a Labor Day Family Weekend shall be considered for 
Camp Don-Lee, September 1-4. To be implemented by the 
Division of Education. 

4. That Senior Adult Fishing Days shall be considered for Camp 
Don-Lee, October 2-5. To be implemented by the Division of 
Education. 

5. That a Children's Music Camp shall be considered for Camp 
Don-Lee in mid-August. To be implemented by the Division of 
Education in cooperation with the Conference Fellowship of 
United Methodist Musicians. 



1979 PROGRAM 

I. RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE LOCAL CHURCH COUNCIL 
ON MINISTRIES 

A. Recommendations from General Conference 

1 . That the local church Council on Ministries is asked to plan for 
the observance of the following special days as directed by the 
Book of Discipline Paragraph 269: 
January 7 Covenant Sunday 

♦February 1 1 Human Relations Day 

March 4 Evangelism Sunday 

*March25 One Great Hour of Sharing 

May 6 or 

December 23 Golden Cross Sunday 

May 20 Heritage Sunday 

May 20 Rural Life Sunday 

*June 10 United Methodist Student Day 

September 16 Ministry Sunday 

September 30 Christian Education Sunday 

♦October 7 World Communion Sunday 

October 14 Laity Sunday 

October 28 World Order Sunday 

November 1 1 Drug and Alcohol Concerns Sunday 

November 18 National Bible Sunday 

December 30 Student Recognition Day 
♦Denotes a special day with an offermg. 

To be implemented by the local church Council on Ministries. 
B. Recommendations on the Missional Priorities 
1. Evangelism 
a. That each local church Council on Ministries shall consider 
organizing study groups (children, youth, adults) on the 
subject of conversion, with Christian Nurture materials to be 
used based upon commitment and 'Born to Grow ' study 
materials. To be implemented by the local church Council 
on Ministries. 

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b. That each local church Council on Ministries shall consider 
utilizing "The Comprehensive Plan for Evangelism" in plan- 
ning evangelism programs to reach its membership growth 
goals. To be implemented by the local church Council on 
Ministries. 

c. That each local church Council on Ministries shall consider 
promoting the use of small group experiences to strengthen 
the spiritual growth of persons, using such models as "Edge 
of Adventure" by Miller and Larson, and the "Upper Room 
Prayer Covenant Group." To be implemented by the local 
church Council on Ministries with assistance from the Division 
of Worship. 

2. World Hunger 

a. That the local church Council on Ministries shall consider 
participating to the extent of its resources in meeting the needs 
of persons in poverty and hunger in the community. To be 
implemented by the local church Council on Ministries. 

b. That the local church shall consider conducting a Hunger 
Education/Action Study in order for the congregation to 
become informed about and be able to respond to hunger 
related issues. To be implemented by the local church Council 
on Ministries. 

c. That the local church Council on Minstries shall consider 
having a workshop on the Simple Life Style consisting of three 
two-hour sessions, using material provided by the Division of 
Stewardship. To be implemented by the local church Council 
on Ministries. 

3. Ethnic Minority Local Church 

a. That each local church shall consider having a special pro- 
gram on "The Ethnic Minority Local Church in the North 
Carolina Conference," using audio-visual and other resources 
provided by the Conference Council on Ministries. To be 
implemented by the local church Council on Ministries. 

b. That each local church Council on Ministries shall consider 
participating in a program which would make possible a two- 
week exchange of pastors with a church of another race lo- 
cated in the North Carolina Conference. To be implemented 
by the local church Council on Ministries in cooperation 
with the District Superintendent and the Task Force on the 
Ethnic Minority Local Church. 

C. Recommendations to be Considered 

L That each local church Council on Ministries shall consider 
observing the following events as special Annual Conference 
days or ecumenical observances : 

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity January 8-25 
Church Extension Sunday January 21 

Hunger Sunday February 25 

World Day of Prayer March 2 

Ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service April 15 



May Fellowship Day May 4 

Pentecost Day June 3 

College Sunday October 21 

World Community Day November 2 

Community Ecumenical Thanksgiving 

Service November 21 or 22 

Mental Retardation Sabbath/Sunday November 26 
To be implemented by the local church Council on Ministries. 

2. That each local church Council on Ministries shall consider 
making a survey of local distributors/outlets of pornographic 
materials (books, magazines, movies and other related ma- 
terials) within the local community, and applying pressure to 
remove these items from view and sale. To be implemented 
by the local church Council on Ministries with assistance from 
the Division of Church and Society. 

3. That each local church Council on Ministries shall consider 
starting a Yokefellow Prison Ministry Unit or actively support- 
ing one that is now in existance. To be implemented by the local 
church Council on Ministries. 

4. That each local church Council on Ministries shall consider 
sending representatives to the workshop on state legislative 
affairs to be held during January. To be implemented by the 
local church Council on Ministries in cooperation with the 
Division of Church and Society. 

5. That each local church Council on Ministries shall consider 
observing February as Social Concerns Month. To be imple- 
mented by the local church Council on Ministries with mater- 
ials and helps provide by the conference Division of Church and 
Society. 

6. That each local church Council on Ministries shall consider 
providing study sessions on "Current Social Issues Facing North 
Carolina" and using resources developed by the Division of 
Church and Society in cooperation with the Division of Edu- 
cation and the Conference Council on Ministries. To be imple- 
mented by the local church Council on Ministries. 

7. That each local church Council on Ministries shall consider 
forming a Young Adult Council under the direction of the 
Young Adult Coordinator for the purpose of determining young 
adult needs and designing programs to meet those needs. To 
be implemented by the local church Council on Ministries. 

8. That each local church Council on Ministries shall consider 
formulating and developing at least one new church or com- 
munity caring ministry to persons with special needs, e.g. Meals 
on Wheels, friendly visitors, day care center, recreation center, 
help for the bereaved. Contact Teleministry, telephone re- 
assurance. Big Brothers, half-way house, senior citizens group, 
tape ministry to shut-ins. To be implemented by the local church 
Council on Ministries. 

9. That each local church Council on Ministries shall consider 

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promoting work improvement projects at our four Conference 
camps under the direct supervision of the camp managers. To 
be implemented by the local church Council on Ministries. 

10. That the local church Council on Ministries shall consider ob- 
serving Evangelism Week beginning with the first Sunday in 
March. To be implemented by the local church Council on 
Ministries. 

1 1 . That each local church Council on Ministries shall consider 
supporting the Blackburn Scholarship Fund. To be imple- 
mented by the local church Council on Ministries. 

12. That each local church Council on Ministries shall consider 
having a program on Campus Ministry in order to inform high 
school youth and their parents as to the ministry resources for 
students at state supported and church related colleges and uni- 
versities. To be implemented by the local church Council on 
Ministries in cooperation with area Campus Ministers and 
Wesley Foundation groups. 

13. That the local church Council on Ministries shall consider 
identifying persons with special needs (e.g. emotionally handi- 
capped, mentally retarded, aged, shut-in, persons with special 
problems related to alcohol and drugs) and shall consider 
formulating ministries to these persons through appropriate 
church organizations developed for these specific ministries, and 
cooperating with local and state non-church related agencies. 
To be implemented by the local church Council on Ministries. 

14. That each local church Council on Ministries or Pastoral Charge 
shall consider participating in one or more of the recommended 
church-wide studies (China, The Revelation, Covenant Living 
in a Time of Change) including studies for youth and children. 
To be implemented by the local church Council on Ministries. 

15. That each local church Council on Ministries shall consider 
sponsoring work teams overseas, nationally, within the Con- 
ference, district, or local community as a means of broadening 
the local church's participation and education in the program 
of mission outreach. To be implemented by the local church 
Council on Ministries with assistance from the Division of 
Missions. 

16. That each local church Council on Ministries shall consider 
having a Woman's Day Program. To be implemented by the 
local church Council on Ministries in cooperation with the 
Conference Commission on the Status and Role of Women 
and the Conference United Methodist Women. 

17. That the local church Council on Ministries shall consider hav- 
ing a workshop or retreat on Christian Family Financial Plan- 
ning, using the handbook "Christians Doing Financial Planning" 
(Cokesbury) . To be implemented by the local church Council 
on Ministries. 

18. That the local church Council on Ministries shall consider hav- 
ing an emphasis on percentage giving, using the manual "Pro- 



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portionate Giving and Tithing" (Cokesbury) , or a plan pre- 
pared by the Division of Stev^rardship as a personal witness to 
the stewardship of material resources. To be implemented 
by the local church Council on Ministries in cooperation with 
the Division of Stewardship. 
19. That the local church Council on Ministries shall consider using 
as resource and study materials for children, stewardship re- 
sources prepared by the Division of Stewardship, to be imple- 
mented by the local church Council on Ministries with assistance 
from the Division of Stewardship and the Conference Council 
on Children's Ministries. 

RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE DISTRICT COUNCIL ON 
MINISTRIES 

A. Recommendations Which Shall Be Done 

1 . That each district Council on Ministries shall have a district 
seminar on "Church Membership Growth and Goal Setting" 
for pastors, church Lay Leaders and work area Chairpersons 
of Evangelism in the fall. To be implemented by the district 
Council on Ministries in cooperation with the Division of Evang- 
elism. 

2. That each district Council on Ministries shall develop a progpram 
based upon needs within the district emphasizing the impor- 
tance of supporting and attending our Conference colleges. 
To be implemented by the district Council on Ministries in co- 
operation with personnel from the colleges. 

3. That each district Council on Ministries shall have a training 
session for the lay and clerical members of the Annual Confer- 
ence in May. To be implemented by the district Council on 
Ministries with assistance from the Division of Lay Life and 
Work. 

4. That each district Council on Ministries, in districts containing 
Ethnic Minority Local Churches, shall schedule a listening 
session during March so that local church leaders might express 
stewardship needs to the Division of Stewardship with the re- 
sult being the design of programs to meet those needs. To be 
implemented by the district Council on Ministries in cooperation 
with the Division of Stewardship. 

B. Recommendations Which Shall be Considered 

1 . That each district Council on Ministries shall consider sponsor- 
ing the development of at least one Yokefellow Prison Ministry 
Unit. To be implemented by the district Council on Ministries. 

2. That each district Council on Ministries in districts where there 
are no Ethnic Minority churches shall consider making a survey 
to determine where such a congregation might be started. To 
be implemented by the district Council on Ministries in co- 
operation with the Division of Missions. 

3. That each district Council on Ministries shall consider having 
an interpretation rally during July 1 5 - September 1 5 to explain 

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the benevolence program of The United Methodist Church to 
local church representatives. To be implemented by the district 
Council on Ministries with resources provided by the Committee 
on Communication. 

4. That each district Council on Ministries shall consider having an 
Operation Understanding, Mission Saturation, or a Mission 
Festival event. To be implemented by the district Council on 
Ministries w^ith assistance from the Committee on Communi- 
cation and/or the Division of Missions. 

5. That each district Council on Ministries shall consider planning 
a Bicentennial Sunday School Celebration (1780-1980). To be 
implemented by the district Council on Ministries with assistance 
from the Division of Education. 

6. That each district Council on Ministries shall consider providing 
a workshop in October for persons working with the divorced 
and separated. To be implemented by the district Council on 
Ministries. 

7. That each district Council on Ministries shall consider having a 
young adult lab. To be implemented by the district Council on 
Ministries in cooperation with the Conference Council on Minis- 
tries. 

8. That each district Council on Ministries shall consider having 
a children's Choir workshop and/or festival. To be implemented 
by the district Council on Ministries in cooperation with the 
Division of Education and the Conference chapter of the Fellow- 
ship of United Methodist Musicians. 

9. That each district Council on Ministries shall consider having a 
youth choir workshop and/or festival. To be implemented by 
the district Council on Ministries in cooperation with the Divis- 
ion of Education and the Conference chapter of the Fellowship 
of United Methodist Musicians. 

10. That each district Council on Ministries shall consider having an 
adult choir workshop and/or festival. To be implemented by 
the district Council on Ministries in cooperation with the Divis- 
ion of Education and the Conference chapter of the Fellowship 
of United Methodist Musicians. 

11. That each district Council on Ministries shall consider having a 
workshop for directors of children's choirs in the fall. To be 
implemented by the district Council on Ministries with assistance 
from the Conference Council on Ministries. 

12. That each district Council on Ministries shall consider providing 
a confirmation laboratory based on the new confirmation re- 
sources. To be implemented by the district Council on Minis- 
tries. 

13. That each district Council on Ministries shall consider holding 
a New Life Mission in at least one multiple church charge, clus- 
ter of churches or as a district-wide event. To be implemented 
by the district Council on Ministries with assistance from the 
Division of Evangelism. 



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14. That each district Council on Ministries shall consider having 
a Lay Rally during the first three weeks of February, or at some 
other suitable time, with a possible emphasis on the General 
Conference priorities of the Ethnic Minority Local Church, 
Evangelism, and World Hunger. To be implemented by the 
district Council on Ministries in conjunction with the district 
Committee on Lay Life and Work. 

15. That each district Council on Ministries shall consider having a 
workshop on "Churches in Transitional Communities." To be 
implemented by the district Council on Ministries in cooperation 
with the Division of Missions. 

16. That the district Council on Ministries shall consider providing 
training in various financial campaigns for the local church. 
To be implemented by the district Council on Ministries with 
assistance from the Division of Stewardship. 

17. That each district Council on Ministries shall consider having at 
least one children's lab. To be implemented by the district 
Council on Ministries with assistance from the Conference 
Council on Ministries. 

18. That each district Council on Ministries shall consider providing 
certified basic training for lay speakers. To be implemented 
by the district Council on Ministries through the district Com- 
mittee on Lay Life and Work with assistance from the Division 
of Lay Life and Work. 

19. That each district Council on Ministries shall consider choosing 
leadership in the spring for the fall district mission study work- 
shop and funding (registration fee, room and board) three of 
the persons chosen to attend the Conference Leadership School. 
To be implemented by the district Council on Ministries. 

20. That each district Council on Ministries shall consider deter- 
mining a task force to work with the County Department of 
Social Services and other interested parties to provide adequate 
Emergency Child Care Facilities. To be implemented by the 
District Council on Ministries in cooperation with the Division 
of Health and Welfare Ministries. 

III. RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE CONFERENCE COUNCIL ON 
MINISTRIES 

A. Recommendations Which Shall Be Done 

1 That a Bishop's Seminar on Preaching shall be held for the 
pastors of the Conference on April 23-25. To be implemented 
by the Committee on Continuing Education and the Bishop. 

2. That a Conference Leadership School shall be held at Methodist 
College during the summer. To be implemented by the Con- 
ference Council on Ministries. 

3 That youth and adults shall be recruited and trained in January 
for the Youth Ministry Enrichment Team (YMET) program. 
To be implemented by the Division of Education. 

5. That a young adult team from each district shall be tramed to 

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assist clusters of churches and local churches in planning for an 
effective young adult ministry. To be implemented by the 
Division of Education. 

5. That the Conference Camps shall continue to provide sumr- 
time camping programs for elementary boys and girls, youth, 
and adults. To be implemented by the Division of Education. 

6. That an Ecumenical breakfast shall be held on Wednesday 
morning during Annual Conference. To be implemented by 
the Division of Ecumenical and Interreligious Concerns. 

7. That a conference-wide workshop on "Worship in the Black 
Church for Black Clergy and Laity" shall be held in the fall 
fall at Galilee United Methodist Church, Laurinburg. To be 
implemented by the Task Force on the Ethnic Minority Local 
Church in cooperation with the Division of Evangelism and 
the Division of Worship. 

8. That January Training workshops for local church leaders shall 
be held in each district on either January 8, 11, 15, or 18. To be 
implemented by the Division of Lay Life and Work in cooper- 
ation with the District Council on Ministries. 

9. That three Regional Bishop's Meetings with Confirmation 
Classes shall be held. To be implemented by the Division of 
Worship. 

B. Recommendations Which Shall Be Considered 

1 . That the following Youth Events shall be considered : 

a. Senior High Workshop 

b. LASER 

c. UN-WASHINGTON Study Tour 

d. Junior High Workshop 

e. That Junior High Thing 

f . Youth Music Workshop 

g. Appalachian Trail Hike (Sr. High) 
h. Youth Rally Day 

i. A.C.S. 

j. Senior High Weekend (with emphasis on World Hunger) 
k. Rustic Camping Weekend (Sr. High) 
1. Heritage Tour 

To be implemented by the Conference Council on Youth Minis- 
tries. 

2. That two workshops for Junior High Youth and Parents on the 
Role of Sex in Christian Living shall be considered, one in the 
spring and one in fall, and both in a local church setting. To 
be implemented by the Conference Council on Youth Ministries. 

3. That media previews for the Wjidton Memorial Media Center 
shall be considered for FebruaBy M, 14, and September 4, 5 
in four different locations within the Conference. To be imple- 
mented by the Committee on G«pBW»iication. 

4. That a Consultation on the Chupscfeand Television shall be con- 
sidered on October 10 in Raleigh for interested laypersons and 
pastors. To be implemented by the Committee on Communi- 
cation. 

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5. That sub-district listening sessions shall be considered for all 
districts in the Conference for the purpose of hearing the con- 
cerns and interests of local church members. To be implemented 
by the Committee on Research and Planning of the Conference 
Council on Ministries. 

6. That a College Caravan of 10th, 11th, and 12th grade high 
school students shall be considered for the winter or spring in 
cooperation with the three Conference colleges. To be imple- 
mented by the Committee on Career Planning and Counseling 
in cooperation with the three colleges. 

7. That a Seminar on the Call to the Ministry for college students 
and others considering church related occupations shall be con- 
sidered for the spring and planned jointly by the Committees 
on Career Planning and Counseling of the North Carolina and 
Western North Carolina Annual Conferences. To be imple- 
mented by the Committee on Career Planning and Counseling. 

8. That "Explore Weekends" for Senior High youth and young 
adults shall be considered for the fall. To be implemented by the 
Conference Committee on Career Planning and Counseling in 
cooperation with the Conference Councils on Youth and Young 
Adult Ministries. 

9. That a multiple staff workshop shall be considered for pastors, 
dia. ministers, other church professionals, and members of the 
local church Pastor/Staff Parish Relations Committee. To be 
implemented by the Division of Diaconal Ministry in cooperation 
with the Division of Ordained Ministry and the Cabinet. 

10. That a Young Adult Conference (YAC) shall be considered 
for June and possibly located at one of our Conference colleges 
or camps. To be implemented by the Conference Council on 
Young Adult Ministries. 

11. That a Young Adult Bike Hike shall be considered for the 
spring. To be implemented by the Division of Education in 
cooperation with the Council on Young Adult Ministries. 

12. That a Young Adult Weekend on Christian Ethics Amid Chang- 
ing Lifestyles shall be considered for the winter. To be imple- 
mented by the Division of Education. 

13. That a Young Adult Folk Festival shall be considered for the 
spring. To be implemented by the Conference Council on Young 
Adult Ministries. 

14. That a Conference Handbell Workshop and Festival shall be 
considered for February at Methodist College. To be imple- 
mented by the Division of Education and the Conference Chap- 
ter of the Fellowship of United Methodist Musicians. 

15. That a Junior High Weekend emphasizing recreation shall be 
considered. To be implemented by the Conference Council on 
Youth Ministries. 

16. That a Share Your Faith weekend program shall be considered 
for each of our Methodist colleges located in the bounds of our 
Conference for high school juniors and seniors and college stu- 

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dents during the spring for the purpose of helping youth and 
young adults communicate the Christian faith. To be imple- 
mented by the Division of Evangelism in cooperation w^ith the 
Councils on Youth Ministries and Young Adult Ministries and 
the respective campus ministers. 

17. That a Seminar on "Including Children in Worship" shall be 
considered for February. To be implemented by the Division of 
Worship in cooperation with the Council on Children's Minis- 
tries. 

18. That a tour of the three Conference colleges by adults shall be 
considered. To be implemented by the Council on Adult and 
Family Life Ministries in cooperation with the three colleges. 

19. That a workshop for pastors and laypersons shall be considered 
for the spring on ministry to families or persons suffering from 
the trauma of child abuse. To be implemented by the Division of 
Health and Welfare. 

20. That a Conference-wide Retreat for Men shall be considered 
for the fall and possibly located at one of our Conference camps. 
To be implemented by the Division of Lay Life and Work. 

21. That a Men's Rally shall be considered for a Saturday in May 
and possibly located at a Conference college. To be implemen- 
ted by the Division of Lay Life and Work. 

22. That a conference sponsored work team shall be considered to 
a project overseas during the summer. To be implemented by 
the Division of Missions. 

23. That a conference sponsored work team of Senior High Youth 
shall be considered to a project within the bounds of the con- 
ference during the summer. To be implemented by the Division 
of Missions in cooperation with the Council on Youth Ministries. 

24. That a conference sponsored work team of young adults shall be 
considered to a project outside the bounds of the conference 
in the fall. To be implemented by the Division of Missions in 
cooperation with the Council on Young Adult Ministries. 

25. That four regional demonstration workshops on Holy Commun- 
ion shall be considered for March 12-15. To be implemented 
by the Division of Worship. 

26. That two workshops for Ethnic Minority local church Church 
School teachers shall be considered for the fall. To be imple- 
mented by the Division of Education in cooperation with the 
task force on the Ethnic Minority Local Church. 

27. That a Student Intern program whereby Ethnic Minority stu- 
dents who are interested in church vocations might work during 
the summer in Ethnic Minority local churches shall be consider- 
ed. To be implemented by the Conference Council on Ministries 
in cooperation with the Task Force on the Ethnic Minority 
Local Church. 

28. That a Conference-wide Consultation for Summertime Learn- 
ing shall be considered for March to assist teams from each 
district in planning district Summertime Learning workshops. 



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To be implemented by the Conference Council on Children's 
Ministries. 

29. That an adult study tour to New York and Washington, DC 
shall be considered for March 17-23. To be implemented by the 
Division of Church and Society. 

30. That the following events shall be considered for our Conference 
camps: 

a. Special Needs Camps 

1 . Mentally Retarded 

2. Autistic 

3. Diabetic 

4. Muscular Dystrophy 

b. Family Camp, July 8 14, and September 

c. Senior Adult Camp, September 

d. Older Youth/Young Adult "Hobie Cat" Camp, May- 

September 

e. Music Camp for Elementary Children, August 

f. Elementary Camp, Grades 1 and 2, August 

g. Small Church Youth Retreat, March 
h. Single Parent Family Weekend, April 

i. Senior Adult Fishing Days, October 

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1979 POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS 

A. ARCHIVES AND HISTORY, COMMISSION ON 

That the North CaroHna Conference Commission on Archives and 
History shall cooperate with the Western North Carolina Conference 
Commission on Archives and History to take steps necessary to re- 
search, prepare and publish a history of Black Methodism in North 
Carolina. To be implemented by the joint committee named by the 
Bishops of the two areas involved. 

B. CHURCH AND SOCIETY, DIVISION OF 

The local church Council on Ministries is asked to report to the District 
Chairperson of Church and Society by March 15, plans and programs 
for local church cooperation with the IMPACT program of the Gen- 
eral Board of Church and Society. 

C. CONFERENCE COUNCIL ON MINISTRIES 

That the Task Force on the Ethnic Minority Local Church shall actively 
recruit high school, college and divinity school students for full-time 
church vocations. 

D. EDUCATION, DIVISION OF 

l.That local churches consider two possibilities for the 1979 
Vacation Church School offering, (a) Camperships (b) Metho- 
dist Home for Children. 

2. That the Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program in camps be 
continued for persons who have completed the 12th grade and 
who desire to be counselors at a future date. 

3. That Camp Kerr Lake continue to be scheduled for use by local 
church groups for resident and day camping. 

4. That participation in the cooperative program with the YMCA 
at Camp Rockfish be approved. 

5. That camp facilities be made available to migrant workers for 
swims and recreational outings under the supervision of camp 
personnel. 

6. That the camp directors be encouraged to coordinate the use 
of camp facilities with outside agencies (such as a sailing course 
offered for credit by an area university, college, or community 
college) at times outside the annual camping season and not 
in conflict with the use of camps by church agencies and groups. 

E. HEALTH AND WELFARE, DIVISION OF 

1 . That we publicize and promote the church's ministry to children 
through The Methodist Home for Children, with special 
emphasis during the Thanksgiving season. 

2. That we commend Chaplain Wes Aiken and his staff in the 
Chaplaincy Program at Duke Medical Center, and that we con- 
tinue our support of this program in the amount of $5,500.00 
for 1979. 

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3. That we commend The Reverend David Jay for his work with 
alcohohcs at the Good Shepherd Home, Lake Waccamaw, and 
that we continue our support in the amount of $3,000.00 for 
1979. 

4. That during the week of May 6 we pubhcize and promote the 
church's ministry to senior citizens through the Methodist 
Retirement Homes, Inc. 

5. That we commend Dr. T. Marvin Vick, Jr. for his work at the 
Methodist Home for Children. 

6. That we commend Mr. Donald Penley, Dr. A. Kimsey King, 
Jr., and The Reverend LaFon C. Vereen for their work at the 
various units of the Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc. 

7. That we acknowledge and support 1979 as The International 
Year of The Child. 

8. The Division of Health and Welfare Nominates the Following 
as Trustees for : 

A. The Methodist Home for Children 
Terms to expire 1980 : 

Mrs. Earl Peterson 

Mrs. John C. Bullock 

The Reverend Lawrence Lugar 

Mr. John Harris 

Dr. Dan Floyd 

Mrs. D.K. Fry 

The Reverend Ben Meacham 

Dr. Bert Warren 
Terms to expire 1981 : 

The Reverend Nancy Best 

The Reverend Travis Owens 
Terms to expire 1982 : 

Mrs. Clyde McCarver 

B. The Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc. 
Terms to expire 1979 : 

The Reverend James H. Bailey 

The Reverend Richard R. Blankenhorn 

The Reverend Douglas L. Byrd 

Mr. W.C. Calton 

Mr. Don Craft 

Dr. C.S. Crissman 

The Reverend Simeon F. Cummings 

Mrs. Margaret Harper 

The Reverend John T. Maides 

Mr. James W. Maynard 

Mr. George Ratterman 

Mr. M.W. Stancil 

The Reverend Samuel D. McMillan, Jr. 

Mr. R. Dillard Teer 

Dr. WiUiam P. Wilson 

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F. HIGHER EDUCATION, DIVISION OF 

1 . That the local church Council on Ministries be asked to submit 
to the Charge Conference a written report listing ways the 
church has supported the Conference colleges and including 
a written list of the names and addresses of the church's high 
school sophomores, juniors, and seniors and of their parents 
and the high schools the students attend. To be implemented 
by the local church Council on Ministries. 

2. That an information sheet on the Blackburn Scholarship Fund 
shall be put in the packet given to each pastor prior to the 
church's Charge Conference; that each local church be asked 
to consider making an annual contribution (from memorial or 
other funds, by special offerings such as on College Day, etc.) 
for this scholarship; and that a report be given at the Charge 
Conference as to the church's plan to respond be given at the 
Charge Conference as to the church's plan to respond to this 
appeal. To be implemented by the pastor, the Charge Confer- 
ence, the local church Council on Ministries in coopieration 
with the Division of Higher Education. 

G. LAY LIFE AND WORK, DIVISION OF 

1. That each district Council on Ministries shall form a district 
committee on Lay Life and Work with the district Lay Leader 
as chairperson. 

2. We recommend that Bishop Blackburn consider setting the time 
of Annual Conference so that it would begin on Thursday and 
end on Sunday. 

H. MISSIONS, DIVISION OF 

1. That the local church shall enlist members in the Ten Dollar 
Club and take appropriate measures to reach a goal of ten per- 
cent increase in Ten Dollar Club membership. 

2. That each district Council on Ministries shall appoint a Task 
Force on small membership churches to assist and advise the 
District Superintendent relative to strengthening the church of 
small membership, helping foster positive images, buildin