Rev Claude Walton McBride
No two people meant as much to me while I was in Pharmacy School at the University of Georgia as Gayle and Claude McBride. Their home was always open to everyone, and I stayed with them several times until my room at a dorm was ready, etc. Their home was simply "my home away from home", Augusta, GA. I feel that I almost helped raise their two precious children. Gayle was so instrumental in helping our daughter be a Resident Assistant in McWhorter Hall, which sadly, is no more. I have known Claude since the 1950's as he was in college with my brother, and he visited our home several times. Claude could always make anyone feel better. Gayle, Connie and I share the void that you must feel just now, but our prayer is that our Lord will soon fill that void with wonderful memories.
Connie and Edwin Blanchard
Dear McBride Family: Just a note to offer my sympathy upon Claude's death. When I serve as a minister at First Baptist Church, Jefferson, I got to know Claude and really appreciated his friendship. When I moved to Atlanta, our friendship continued and he spoke at my church on several occasions. I am very saddened at his passing, but most appreciative for his life and ministry. You are in our prayers.
William F. Scarbrough
Rev McBride led revival at Greensboro FBC in the mid 1970's. those nights that he preached, the church was filled with the Glory of God through the Holy Spirit. I attended Expo '72 and encountered Rev McBride at one of the seminars. He was such a gracious, funny, humble man of God. I am thankful for his good work as a faithful servant of God. We will see him again.
"He [God] has set a day in which he purposes to judge the inhabited earth in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed, and he has furnished a guarantee to all men in that he has resurrected him from the dead." Acts 17:31
My thoughts and prayers go out to the McBride family. I have such great memories of Rev. McBride. I remember his smile and hearty laugh. Mrs. McBride was one of my favorite teachers: Earth Science, 8th grade at Clarke Junior High. May you find comfort in the number of lives that your family has positively impacted. God bless.