Updates for Attendees from 1950-1959

DEATHS

Pat (Abbott) Boatman

Pat (Abbott) Boatman (’58) died on June 2, 2014 after a long bout with metastatic colon cancer. She is survived by her husband, Chuck (’58) and two children, Mark and Deborah. Chuck is a hospice chaplain and minister to seniors at SunRise Christian Fellowship, FallbrookCalifornia.

Paul Carrier (BA 1957)

Reverend Paul Kindred Carrier, 78, joined his Lord in Heaven on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 11:20 a.m. Born October 27, 1935, in Hammond, Indiana, he was the youngest son of Reverend BW and Prudence Carrier and brother to Warren and Jean. He made the decision to serve the Lord in ministry and attended Minnesota Bible College, where he met and married his lifelong helpmate, Donna Kraemer. They were married for 57 years, until his passing. Ever God’s faithful servant, he served in the ministry for over 60 years, pastoring 8 congregations and leading Atlanta Christian College (now Point University) for a time. He began his service to the Lord at Forest Park Church of Christ in Forest Park, Minnesota, moving on to South Louisville Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky. He and Donna started a mission church at First Christian Church in Lansing, Illinois and also started their family with the adoption of their first “J” – Jennifer Lynn. They moved on to First Christian Church in Elizabethtown, Kentucky and adopted their second “J” – Jeffrey Paul. Spring Branch Christian Church called them next and the third “J” – Jonathan Lee – was born into their growing family. Reverend Carrier was then called into the leadership of Atlanta Christian College, where he was instrumental in the college acquiring accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. After 6 years of serving and helping the college move forward, he made the decision to go back to his first love, pastoring a congregation. He was the first pastor at the new Kenwood Christian Church, in Fayetteville, Georgia, preaching from a pulpit set up in an old print shop. He ministered there until 2001, when he retired from the full-time ministry. However, he continued to serve and worked with churches that were unable to afford a full-time minister, including First Christian Church in Bremen, Georgia and Brooks Christian Church in Brooks, Georgia. He touched countless lives throughout his service and was always ready to serve and minister to those he met. He is preceded into death by his parents and brother, Warren, and sister, Jean. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Donna Arliss Carrier, daughter Jenny Stewart (John), son Jeff Carrier (Katherine), son Jon Carrier (Christa), grandchildren Caleb Carrier, Courtney Carrier, Kindy Carrier, CJ Carrier and Colby Carrier, step-grandchildren Amanda Stewart and Patrick Stewart and step-great-granddaughter Ava Spears. Visitation with the family will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm with a memorial services following at 3:00 pmat Christ’s Church @ Whitewater, located at 1577 Highway 85 South, Fayetteville, Georgia 30215. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Carrier Scholarship Fund, c/o Point University, 507 West 10th Street, West Point, Georgia 31833 or the Brooks Christian Church Building Fund, c/o Brooks Christian Church, P. O. Box 207, Brooks, Georgia 30205. SouthCare Cremation and Funeral Society. 

 

 

 

  

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