LORAN BERYL PIPES Loran Beryl Pipes was born on July 13 1897 to A. L. and May Pipes in the state of Missouri. His father being an early day holiness of the aggressive sort caused them to move quite a lot, but son, Beryl, was taught by precept and example the way of holiness and was converted at a early age. He was later sanctified called to preach. He was a useful minister and contender for the vital doctrines of Bible holiness and the One Church in theNew Testament polity and order. In the early 20’s he movedwith his family to Cuba, Alabama to help reestablish the Independent Holiness forces there. But after a short time they movedto Ft. Scott, Kansas where he labored effectively with the local church and the Good Way paper, also in outlying communities. In 1935 they moved to Fresno, California where lived until his death. Since his retirementfrom the contracting business, he has been away from home much of the time evangelizing among the churches and building up mission stations in the States and in Mexico. Also in Japan he labored in this way. He was an supporter of missions he madea tour around the world, visiting missions in India, Japan and other places. His hands and judgment will be greatly missed throughout the Independent Holiness Work. Bro. Pipes was married to Nina Gertrude Cooper on September 13, 1918 in Mexico Missouri by Bro. M. P. Points For a short time following he was in Military Training at Fulton Mo. He leaves his devoted wife, Nina, and there fine family of eight children : Lloyd B. and Mrs. Glenna Pickford, Fresno; Mrs. Eloise Hanson Cupertino; James E Fresno; DR Keith E., St. Louis MO; Vaughn L., Stockton; Mrs. Nina Williams Solvang; and Deborah of the home great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Mary Houston Fresno; and one brother Howard O of Carson City Nevada.
The funeral service was conducted by Bro. William Finke SR. and Bro. Herbert M. Shaw. They were both close friends of Bro. Pipes for many years and could offer very appropriate remarks about his life and labors in the he service. Bro. Theron Boone read the twenty-third Psalm. The pallbearer were his sons and grandsons Lloyd, Keith, Douglas, William, and Randel Pipes and Keith Hanson His body was laid to rest in the Belmont Memorial Park in the City of Fresno, where he lived labored and died. Many of his friends watched the closing of the book of his life which will long live in the memories of those who knew and loved him. He now rests from his labors, but his works live on Written by a long time friend and brother Herbert M Shaw