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Dr. Dean Conoway Sr.
North Mississippi Conference Council on Ministries
Dr. Merlin Dean Conoway Sr. departed this life at 11:35 p.m. on Saturday evening, Aug. 6, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
...Dean, as he was affectionately called, joined the St. James Methodist Church in Amory at an early age.He
first sermon at St. James
at the young age of 14 under the leadership of the Rev. B.F. Harper.His
years of service to the ministry spanned over 43 years serving Methodist churches in Georgia and Mississippi, and serving in the former Upper Mississippi Conference, North Mississippi Conference and the Mississippi Conferences.He
served as minister of Chubbs Chapel
, Cave Springs, Ga.; Asbury and Calvin Chapel, Holly Springs; St. Mary, Potts Camp; Haven, Clarksdale; Mt. Pisgah, Okolona; Rasberry, Indianola; Vincent, Grenada; Pontotoc Parish Churches
, McDonald, Pleasant Grove, Beulah Grove, Usher Valley and Mt. Nebo, Pontotoc County.He served as district superintendent of the Aberdeen-Holly Springs District for six years; district superintendent of the Tupelo District for six years; district superintendent of the Starkville District United Methodist Church for five years; two six-year terms as associate director of the North Mississippi Conference Council on Ministries, Grenada.He
led the North Mississippi Conference delegation to the General and Jurisdictional Conferences in 1976 and was elected to the 1984, 1988 and 1992 quadrennial sessions of the General and Jurisdictional Conferences.He retired at the annual conference in June 1997 after serving as the district superintendent of the Starkville District.He
also traveled worldwide during his
years in ministry.His
travels took him from coast to coast across the United States; to Canada and Mexico in North America; England and Spain in Europe; the Holy Lands in the Middle East; Kenya in Africa; Seoul, South Korea, in Asia; and Brazil in South America.Dr. Conoway served on numerous boards and agencies throughout the United Methodist Church; member of the Board of Trustees of Millsaps College in Jackson; member of the Board of Directors, Mississippi Methodist Foundation, Jackson; director of the General Council on Finance and Administration of the United Methodist Church, Evanston, Ill.; member of the Board of Trustees, Gulfside Assembly, Waveland; chair of the Board of Trustees, Rust College, Holly Springs.He
has been the recipient of several awards, including the L.M. McCoy Meritorious Award
from Rust College
for outstanding civic, social and religious contributions and the Emma Elzy Award for outstanding achievement in race relations.He was a member of the International Society of Theta Phi, an honor society for distinguished scholarship in theology.He
was also a Rotarian and a former member of the Board of Directors of Sunburst Bank