Kenneth Codding

December 20, 1921 - June 11, 2014
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Kenneth Malcom Codding, 92 of Ludlow entered into eternal peace on Wednesday June 11, 2014 Born in Bellows Falls, Vt on December 20, 1921, he was the son of the late George L. Codding and Mildred (Jackson) Codding Hines.

Kenneth was raised in Vermont and New Jersey. He proudly served his country during WW II as an instructor in the altitude chamber at Selman Field in Monroe, LA. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant in 1946. He was a resident of Springfield, MA for many years where he was employed by Railroad Express. Kenneth moved to Ludlow in 1961 and worked for Suburban Propane until his retirement. He was a member of Teamsters Union 404.

Kenneth was the beloved husband of Carmela (Scarbaci) Codding who predeceased him in 2005. He is survived by his loving daughters Judith Johnston and her husband William of Newtown, CT and Dale Gagne of Ludlow; his loving son James Codding and his wife Terry of Ludlow. He is also survived by his grandchildren Jennifer Cebry and her husband Jim, William Johnston III and his wife Rabiya; Ansari Johnston all of Newtown, CT; Kenneth and James Gagne of Ludlow; Mike Codding, Jason and Sandy Codding and Joe Codding of Ludlow. Kenneth leaves his great-grandchildren James Gagne, Kaelan Queiros, Katie and Kiera Codding and Stella Codding. He also leaves his brother Robert Hines of Westfield; David Codding of New Hampshire and a sister Georgia McDougle of New Mexico, He was predeceased by his brother Lyman Codding and step-father Howard Hines.

Kenneth was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. His most joyous occasions were sharing love and respect of the woods, streams and lakes while fishing, his favorite pastime. He will be missed by all who knew him.

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Born: December 20, 1921
Died: June 11, 2014

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Rev & Mrs James Burton posted on 1/1/15

Sending our sympathy and prayers to the family. We will greatly miss our friend and fellow minister. We have precious memories of our time together at ABI. Bro & Sis James Burton Former Missionaries to Venezuela


Donald and Sandy Helton posted on 1/1/15

To the Lumpkin--So sorry to hear of your father's death! Our prayers are with you during this trying time. He was a great District. Supt. for our district, and will be sorely missed!


Sharon Ivie Smith posted on 1/1/15

If only I could give to you what you've given to me as you've ministered to me through word and song. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you today and I wish for you the strength that you've given so many. I know God is with you today in a very special way. I love you!


Christen Phillips posted on 1/1/15

Bro.Lumpkin was the on pastoring at northside when i was dedicated to the Lord,He is the one who did the service, I was held by a great man of God that day when i was an infant, you will be missed and we wil be praying for your family.God bless. Spiro united pentecostal church


Rev. and Mrs. Robert D. Colton posted on 1/1/15

Sister Colton and I send our condolences to the Family of Brother Lumpkin. We first met James in 1983, at Northside UPC in Ft. Smith. He was an instant friend and blessing to us, and will always be in our memories as one of God's precious jewels.


T.C., Judy, Cyndi, and Lessa Strawhacker posted on 1/1/15

We were blessed to have Bro Lumpkin as our pastor, and a special friend. He always knew the right thing to say, and how to say it just right. He was always there for us with a smile and willing to help us. I know we lost a great man of God, but Heaven received a special gift. We will miss him and all of his stories he would tell in his messages. To Mickey, Tanya and Jimmy our thoughts and prayers are with you and we love you.


Michael Faulk posted on 1/1/15

As a young man growing up in the Arkansas District, Bro. Lumpkin was an inspiration to me. He had a way of making everyone he met feel important and special. Some of my most treasured possessions are cassette tapes with Bro. Lumpkin preaching. He was a true Christian. Our prayers are with you folks during this difficult time. In His Service, Rev. Michael & Susan Faulk & Family Bloomington, Minnesota


Josh & Rebekah Kessler posted on 1/1/15

Our thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you. We know you are hurting, but the great thing is that he isn't. We don't have to tell you that Bro. Lumpkin is in a much better place, you alreay know it. He was a wonderful man of God. We loved to hear his preaching, his stories, and his jokes. He will be greatly missed. Glory to God...he's dancing on the streets of gold. We love all of you.


Celeste Lachney & Donna Cheek posted on 1/1/15

Dear Sis. Mickey & Family, Our deepest sympathies are with you and your family now during this time of sorrow. But we know that our sadness is heaven's joy now that Bro. Lumpkin has made it home to be with the Lord. It was our pleasure to take care of Bro. Lumpkin while he was in the recovery department. The time we were able to spend with him is this a vivid memory and it was such a blessing to us. We especially will never forget the time that Bro. Lumpkin took to pray for us after we were able to bring him to his room. God's anointed servant took our burdens to the the Lord in his effectual/ferverant prayer. The spirit of the Lord was definitly in the room and it still ministers to us today. Please remember we are always here for you if you need us. Thank you for allowing us to share the wonderful man you called your Daddy.


Sonia Arnold posted on 1/1/15

Sis. Mickey, Tanya, Bro. Jimmy Lumpkin, and family, I wanted to let you know that you are in my prayers during this time. It is so comforting to know that he is in a much better place. I pray that God will give you all strength and peace. I love you all very much!!! God Bless!


Freddie Fikes posted on 1/1/15

I will never forget the good visits I had with Bro. Lumpkin in the last few years. He was such an inspiration to me when he was Super. of the Ark. District. I will sure miss him.


Kate (Prestridge) & Wayne Deas posted on 1/1/15

Dear Sis Mickey and Sister Nordstrom & Families, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Bro. Lumpkin. He was a wonderful man of God and I know that he has many, many stars in his crown. His passing just gives us one more reason and a stronger desire to make Heaven our home. May God give you continued strength and encouragement during this time.


Kathryn Anthony(Willyard) posted on 1/1/15

I was sorry to read about the passing of Reverend Lumpkin. I do not think Ive ever met a finer Pastor and a more devoted man to God and his family.


Pastor Roger Barcus posted on 1/1/15

Bro Lumpkin brought a new level of humor to our General Conferences, and was one of the reasons to go. He not only was a leader of men dealing with serious situations in AK and among the minitry of the UPCI, he could wring money from some tight fisted preachers like no one else I knew. When there was a move of the Spirit, it was easy to give. But there were times when a good move of God would have made it easier but when it was not to be, Bro James Lumpkin was used of God to help grease the skids. How many times I have repeated the example of putting God first in sacrificial giving when he was in ABI and gave his last $5.00. The next day he went to his part time job at a car dealer (sure wish I could remember which dealer, as I pastor in the city where it happened) and sold five cars that afternoon. The other salesmen were astonished as was the boss. God decided to give his one sale for each dollar he gave to His Work on Sunday night. Thank God we had him as long as we did. [email protected] and


Rick Lovall, Mtn. Home, AR posted on 1/1/15

I will never forget a message Bro. Lumpkin preached at our church in the early 90's entitled, WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS, KICK A TIRE. He drew many sermons from his days as a car salesman while at ABI. We will miss him greatly. God Bless the Lumpkin family.


Charlotte Merrill posted on 1/1/15

Oh, If I could have only sat on the pew and been blessed to hear Bro. Lumpkin preach! But I was honored to know him as a man of great intregrity, love of the Word and a great, humble, praying man. I loved when he spoke to us prior to Messiah in 2004. I will never forget his words to a group of people who were beginning a journey to open the Gospel to many. Bro. Lumpkin put our efforts in such simple but humble perspectives. My journey thru Messiah was always focused on his words. Sis Mickey, Tanya and Jimmy your hereditage is treasurable to say the least. What wonderful parents you three children have been blessed with and today it is obvious by your foundation and works for the Lord. I thank God for the faithfulness of your heritage.....b/c my family sit on these pews now. My prayers are continually for all the Lumpking family today. Love you all very


Bryan Polk posted on 1/1/15

Today I say good by to one of my heroes. Somtime Tuesday heaven said hello and welcome. If the Bible were rewritten there would have to be another hero added. His name would be James Lumpkin. I will not say good by only see you later.


Mary M. Tolbert, RN(VAMC) posted on 1/1/15

My prayers are with you all during this difficult time.I have known Mr Lumpkin since 2004 and it was a pleasure to know someone as kind and loving as he was.He surely will be missed.God Bless


Rev & Mrs John Paul Hughes posted on 1/1/15

We will greatly miss Bro. Lumpkin who was a wonderful leader and example of a Christian. Extending our sympathy to the family. Bro and Sis John Paul Hughes Missionaries to Africa


Richard and Pamela Smoak posted on 1/1/15

We have appreciated Bro. Lumpkin's steadfast leadership and wisdom for many years. He especially impacted Pamela during his ministry in the Arkansas District. May the peace of God be with you is our prayer. Bro. and Sis. Richard Smoak Missionaries to Tanzania/Burundi


Missionaries Arlon & Darline Royer posted on 1/1/15

As an apostolic hero of the faith passes on to his eternal reward, we extend our sympathies to his family. Truly Bro.Lumpkin's ministry has blessed multitudes! Arlon & Darline Royer Missionaries in Uganda


Dave, Autumn,& Davin Edens posted on 1/1/15

We would like to express our sympathy for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.


Lynda Dixon posted on 1/1/15

Mickey and Family: Your father was such a blessing to me. I will always treasure every visit we had in the Stephen's Building, every time we attended Camp Meeting in Redfield, every time I saw him. He was an inspiration to me and I hope I am a better person for having known him. I send my thoughts and prayers to you. Love - Lynda


Jeffrey Johnson posted on 1/1/15

Sis. Mickey & Tanya, So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless.


Barbara Sanders posted on 1/1/15

Gentry, Miquell, Tanya, and Sis. Mickey. The treasure of his love for God, is such a memory to live by and hold on to. I know you will miss him dearly. You all are in my heart and prayers today. Love you so much! Barbara


Rev. and Mrs. Wayne Bowman posted on 1/1/15

Bro. Lumpkin has always been special to our family. HE was a great district supt. He has gone on to reap his reward. Our prayers are with the family at this time.


The Brawner sisters posted on 1/1/15

Please accept our deepest sympathy on the death of your precious father. Our flesh mourns over your loss but our spirits join with yours and all Heaven in rejoicing and celebrating Bro. Lumpkin's legacy. Our prayers are with you.God bless you. Sharon & Kay


Rev. & Mrs. Robert Sibley posted on 1/1/15

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow . . . Bro. Lumpkin was our all time favorite offering taker at Conference!! . . We loved his 'milatary strategy'!! Bob and Relda Sibley Louisiana District Campground


Phil Jones posted on 1/1/15

As Lincoln was the common man's president, your dad was the common man's preacher. We might not understand the details of God's nature or His whereabouts, but we can relate to flying kites, kickin' tires and counting cadence. He so respected the Word, never adding, always to illuminate another treasure. I will never forget that sometimes as he preached or prayed, he would speak in tongues---it was not mumbling, meandering, or frightful, but rather a definite tongue. How that reinforces the faith of the pew people. I remember the Sunday morning when your family was spotlighted. He didn't say the most or attempt to dominate, but there was no doubt who was the Priest. He could have been so successful as a financial consultant or business executive, but he made his gift available to Christian service, becoming the epitome of the watchman and of Jacob's Joesph. If his goal was to make our lot better, oh, how he succeeded with the saints of Alexandria. I am not sure that anyone could ever take his place, or even be like him. He was gold, sterling, and yes, red Georgia dust. Georgetwon is vacant, but Glory is more complete. With much love, respect and gratitude!


Libbi McGrew Boucher posted on 1/1/15

Never could there have been a more loving Pastor than this wonderful Man of God. Never could there have been a more humble minister, and I will always think of him standing on the platform of our church, with tears flowing down from his face, and his voice barely audible as he shared with us his heart. THANKS for sharing your Father with us for so many years.


Sheryl Melder Coffey posted on 1/1/15

Mickey: Your father preached the Sunday before my little Jonathan went to heaven, It does not yet appear... I still remember kneeling by the pew, placing my hand on my little blond headed boy of 21 months and praying, I surrender, Lord, but please, don't let it be at the cost of this little boy...the grain of wheat died...but a harvest has been reaped and is still being reaped...our hearts ache with you at this time. Heaven is being populated with those we love - Won't it be wonderful there? Sheryl


Carolyn Huber posted on 1/1/15

Mickey, Anthony and family, I have fond memories of your dad and your visit to The White House. I am thinking of you and praying for you at this time. I love you, Caroly


Rev & Sis. MIchael Johnson posted on 1/1/15

To The Lumpkin Family; Our heart and prayers go out to you all at this time of great loss. I can assure you if there ever was a KINDLER, GENTLER MAN of GOD on this Planet we call Earth.......Bishop James Lumpkin was the MAN. Bro Lumpkin was aGreat Friend to me and my wife during our Pastorate in Pine Bluff and we were Blessed to have him as our District Superintedent. We will miss him GREATLY.....Brp. Lumpkin....We Love You......Thanks for All You were for us.