During the Saturday afternoon session of general conference, President Henry B. Eyring of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the release of six General Authority Seventies. Each has turned 70 years old, the traditional age of release, and has been granted emeritus status.
- Elder J. Devn Cornish. He is a native of Salt Lake City, is a former pediatrician and served as a General Authority Seventy for 10 years.
- Elder Timothy J. Dyches. He is from Murray, Utah; a former physician; and served as a General Authority Seventy for eight years.
- Elder David F. Evans. He grew up in Salt Lake City, was an attorney and bank executive, and served as a General Authority Seventy for 16 years.
- Elder Robert C. Gay. He is a native of Los Angeles; worked in business, education, and humanitarian relief; and served as a General Authority Seventy for nine years.
- Elder James B. Martino. He was born in Denton, Texas; worked in business; and was a General Authority Seventy for 12 years.
- Elder Terence M. Vinson. He is from Sydney, Australia; spent his professional life as a financial adviser and funds manager; and served as a General Authority Seventy for eight years.
President Eyring also noted the death of Elder Dean M. Davies in August of this year. Elder Davies served as a General Authority Seventy for one year and a counselor in the Presiding Bishopric for eight years. Elder Davies would have been released as a General Authority Seventy at this general conference.
“We extend to Sister Darla Davies and to the family our heartfelt condolences and appreciation for Elder Davies’ tireless service,” President Eyring said.
Read about the Area Seventies who were recently called and released at Newsroom.
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