Ray Franz obituary in Atlanta Journal Constitution

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    Raymond Franz

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    Family-Placed Death Notice FRANZ, Raymond RAYMOND V. FRANZ On June 2nd, Raymond V. Franz (88) passed away peacefully due to the effects of a fall and subsequent brain hemorrhage suffered on May 30, 2010. Ray is survived by his wife, Cynthia. A minister, missionary and Biblical scholar for over 70 years, Ray is the author of a number of books including CRISIS OF CONSCIENCE and IN SEARCH OF CHRISTIAN FREEDOM. Ray and Cynthia served as Jehovah's Witness publishers, then missionaries in the Caribbean and at the Watchtower Society's Worldwide Headquarters for over 20 years. Ray was appointed to numerous positions within the organization including serving on the Board of the Governing Body, the ruling group within the organization. Ray was involved in writing countless articles, tracts and books within the organization including The Aid to Bible Understanding (Aid Book). While researching Bible facts, Ray and the research committee recognized that numerous organization doctrines conflicted with scripture. In 1980, Ray took a final stand on Biblical Issues and separated from the organization. For the past 30 years Ray has lived his life peacefully dedicating himself as a husband and friend with the purpose of helping countless people to a fuller appreciation of God and the Bible. He will be dearly missed. Arrangements by the Cremation Society of Georgia 404- 355-7627

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  • JWoods

    I had been gone for a couple of weeks - is this the first announcement we have had?


  • Soldier77

    As a JW would say: "what an awesome witness!"

  • undercover
    is this the first announcement we have had

    There are numerous threads about Mr. Franz' passing. Go back a ways and you'll see em...

    This is the first I've seen of an official obitiuary though.

  • Olin Moyles Ghost
    Olin Moyles Ghost

    That's a nice obit for a true gentleman.

  • JWoods
    That's a nice obit for a true gentleman.

    Interesting contrast with the Ted Jaracz propaganda brochure...

  • Mad Sweeney
    Mad Sweeney

    We were told the AP was going to pick up the story of Ray's death but it seems they dropped the ball, unfortunately.

  • not a captive
    not a captive

    Even his orbituary is a witness to freedom of conscience. The truth will set us free.

  • Gayle

    Blondie,, Thank you for posting that!!

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