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Necrology, July 1993

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John M. Hurt, Jr., 59, died at Nashville, Tennessee. He was the author of a well-known and widely-used Bible correspondence course. He was a very influential Gospel preacher, Bible teacher, and school teacher. The depth of his faith was demonstrated in his attitude toward death. After learning that his health was not good and he did not have many days remaining on earth, he said, "I am not going to die. This body I have used for almost 60 years may be taken away, but I will still be alive." Jesus said, "I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth on me, though he die, yet shall he live; and whosoever liveth and believeth on me shall never die."

Charles Christopher Goodnight, Jr., 75, died on March 8, 1993. Brother Goodnight was a native of Killeen, Texas. He preached the Gospel for more than 50 years. Charles was a man of deep sincerity and love for all men, and a man of great faith. Boyce Edwards, a long-time friend, said of him, "We are glad he finished his race as a faithful child of God and for the hope laid tip for him."

A note from sister Madorie Brinkley says, "Just to let you know my husband of 60 years, Ralph Brinkley, passed away January 4, 1993. He had terminal cancer and lived only three months after he got sick. We prayed he wouldn't have to suffer and that God's will be done in all things. He always looked forward to each issue of the Firm Foundation. At the time of his death, brother Brinkley lived in Anchorage, Alaska.

Published July 1993