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Vivian McCaughan, who was featured in this yearís Week of Prayer for North American Missions and Annie Armstrong Easter Offering emphasis, died April 18 at her home in Missouri after a long battle with cancer. She was 62.

McCaughan served as a journeyman in Ghana from 1969-70. Upon graduation from Southwestern Seminary, she returned to Ghana, serving there until the end of 1977.

She began state missionary work in Missouri in 1988, primarily in multihousing outreach.


Former Georgia Baptist pastor Cecil Sherman, first coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship which broke away from the Southern Baptist Convention in 1990, died April 17 in Richmond, Va., following complications of a massive heart attack.

Sherman served as pastor of First Baptist Chamblee in suburban Atlanta from 1956 to 1960. His only child, Eugenia, was born to him and his wife, Dorothy, during their ministry at the church. Eugenia is Shermanís lone survivor.