History of the Restoration Movement

Edward Sterling Boring


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The Life of Edward S. Boring

Edward Sterling Boring was born on February 6, 1928, in Nashville, Tennessee. He was the son of Jessie Sterling Boring (1891-1949) and Blanche Wilson Clymer (1899-1968). He was married in January 1948 to Georgia Leah Phillips (1928-1999) of Putnam County, Tennessee. They had one child, Elizabeth Suzanne.

Edward attended David Lipscomb High School. Later he went to Freed-Hardeman College.

Preaching the gospel of Christ was Edward's life's work. He was baptized by J. P. Sanders May 3, 1940. He began preaching in July, 1944. He preached in Barberton, Ohio from 1949 to 1952. During that time he sent several reports to the Gospel Advocate to relate the success of his work. In 1952 he moved to Cleveland, Ohio to work with the West Side church of Christ. Then, in 1958 he began preaching for the church in Arian, Michigan. While in Adrian, he conducted a weekly thirty minute radio program each Sunday mornings on WABJ.

His last years were spent in Baxter, near Cookeville, Tennessee. At the age of 68, on April 21, 1996, he passed away. Burial followed in Crest Lawn Cemetery in Cookeville. Georgia lived a few years, but followed in death on October 19, 1999. Burial followed next to her husband.

-Scott Harp, 03.20.2021
Sources: Preachers Of Today, Vol. 2, page 45; Ancestry.com

Directions To Grave

E. S. Boring is buried in the Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Cookeville, Tennessee. The Funeral Home and cemetery are located on West Jackson Street. From I-40 take Exit 286 and head north on Hwy. 135. In about a mile turn left on W. Jackson St. The cemetery is on the left. Instead of entering the main entrance head up to Buffalo Valley Rd. and turn left. The cemetery will be on your left. Enter the last entrance and begin looking for the Garden Of Devotion sign on your right. See photos below to find the Boring plot up near the trees. While there see the graves of other preachers of the gospel buried at Crest Lawn. See photo-map below.

GPS Location
36°09'26.8"N 85°31'42.1"W
or D.d. 36.157453,-85.528358

Georgia Leah Boring - October 25, 1928 - October 19, 1999

Edward Sterling Boring - February 6, 1928 - April 21, 1996

Photos Taken 08.09.2016
Webpage produced 03.20.2021
Courtesy Of Scott Harp


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