Death Notices

Clergy & Spouses Conference Lay Leadership

Note: Eastern PA Conference Communications recently adopted a new policy to announce in its weekly NEWSpirit Digest the reported deaths of longtime Annual Conference lay leadership–i.e., Annual Conference lay members, staff, and officers of boards, councils and committees.

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Death Notices: Conference Lay Leadership


Ross Brightwell memorialized in tribute

The General Commission on United Methodist Men’s (GCUMM) posted on its Website this week a memorial tribute to Ross Brightwell, former president of the Eastern PA Conference UM Men from 2007 to 2015. Brightwell, 69,… Read more

Edward T. Fell

Mr. Edward T. Fell, a Lay Member to Annual Conference since 2005, died February 4, 2016. He was a member of Calvary UMC in Philadelphia, University City. A service in… Read more

Glenn Colliver

Glenn Colliver, 88, longtime lay member to Annual Conference, died Feb. 9, 2016. A member of Lansdale UMC, he served on conference and district committees and was Conference Historian and… Read more

Grace Southwell McIntire

Grace Southwell McIntire (nee Hallman), 91, died Feb. 10, 2016. She served 32 years as a member to Annual Conference from the former Tacony UMC in Philadelphia. Grace joined Neshamony… Read more