Featherstone Rev. Robert A. Featherstone, age 79, died at Mission St. Joseph's Hospital in Asheville, NC on Mon., Aug. 26, 2002. A native of Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late William & May Featherstone. He held degrees from Columbia University, NY, Bethel Theological Seminary, MN and the Univ. of MN in Mpls. He pastured churches in Manhattan, NY, Mpls. & Rochester, MN, as well as McKeesport, PA. Rev. Featherstone served as Director of Home Missions and Director of Stewardship for the Baptist General Conference. He was a professor of preaching at Bethel Theological Seminary in St. Paul, MN. In addition, he served for several years as Special Representative of Dr. Billy Graham. Rev. Featherstone was known nationally for more than 37 years of his radio ministry, THINK ABOUT IT, syndicated on 200 stations. He was also a member and deacon at the First Baptist Church of Asheville. Survived by his wife, Betty Dover Featherstone of Asheville; children, Susan Gladys Powell of Evanston, IL, Robert Perry Crouch of Asheville, Marsha DeNeanne James of Atlanta, GA, Dr. F. Michael Crouch of Okala, FL, Robert Hugh Featherstone of Rochester, MN, Thomas Stuart Crouch of Charlotte, NC & Timothy Steven Crouch of Asheville, NC; a brother, William Lynn Featherstone of Carlsbad, NM; a sister, Margaret Dillon of Charlotte, NC; 13 grandchildren; and many nieces & nephews. The family will receieve friends from 7-8:30 PM Thurs. at Morris Funeral Home, 304 Merrimon Ave. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM Fri. at First Baptist Church, with the Dr. Guy Sales officiating. Burial will follow at WNC Veterans Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Assoc., 1300 Harmon Place, Minneapolis, MN, 55403; or First Bapist Church, 5 Oak St., Asheville, NC, 28801. Condolences may be sent to Morrisfh@charter.net.

Published on August 29, 2002

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