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Death of a 102 year old GCI member

We were saddened to learn of the recent death of Worley Berisford of Zanesville, OH. One of GCI’s oldest members, Worley died peacefully at age 102. Born in 1916 in West Virginia, Worley married Virginia (Ginny) Kurtzman in 1941. Virginia survives him.

Worley and Ginny

A veteran of the U.S. Army, Worley served in six World War II campaigns as a member of the 82nd Airborne Division. He was a school teacher for 80 years, not fully retiring until 91. He had a great passion for music; his favorite pastime was playing his fiddle while his wife accompanied on the piano. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, and also a long-time member of GCI’s Cambridge, OH, congregation where he served as a worship leader and sermon speaker. Worley loved the Lord Jesus Christ with all his heart.

Cards may be sent to:

Virginia Berisford
c/o the Wood Haven Care Center
1020 Taylor St.
Zanesville, OH, 43701

4 thoughts on “Death of a 102 year old GCI member”

  1. Dear Virginia and Family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Worley will be greatly missed. He obviously led a very rich and long exciting life. A taste of eternity, you might say.

    The day is coming when we will all be together as God‘s children.

    In Him,
    Santiago and Elke

  2. Six campaigns with the 82nd airborne has to get anyone’s respect–even without personal awareness–
    such people are one of the true glories of our fellowship.

  3. 77 years of marriage is testimony enough to a long and quality life! Prayers for Virginia. JR & Hazel

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