CARNELL SCOTT, active lay person in the former North Indiana Conference, died Wednesday, June 3, 2009. Visitation will be Monday, June 8 from 4 to 8 p.m. (CDT) at Fifth Avenue UMC, 2600 W. Fifth Avenue in Gary, Ind. A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. (CDT) on Tuesday, June 9 at the church.He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna. Survivors include: his three daughters, Madelyn Beasley, Patricia Dumas and Patricia Jackson. Condolences may be sent to Madelyn Beasley, 619 Hovey St., Gary, IN 46404.

ERNEST H. OTTJES, of Stewartville, Minn., father of Jim Ottjes, active lay person in Lay Speaking Ministries (former NIC) and delegate to General Conferences, died on Thursday, June 4, 2009. He also was the father-in-law of the Rev. Karen Ottjes of Akron. Visitation will be on Monday, June 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Griffin Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville, Minn. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 9 at 11 a.m. at the Sumner Center United Methodist Church, 13135 County Road 102, Stewartville, MN 55967. Condolences can be sent to Jim and Karen Ottjes, 418 N. Mishawaka St., Akron, IN 46910-9108.