V. Ross Ekins, 80, president of the Tennessee Nashville Mission from 1981-1984, died Feb. 7, 2001, in Salt Lake City. Brother Ekins was employed in the Church's Missionary Department from 1985-1993 as manager of pageants and visitors centers and coordinator of couple and single senior sister missionaries.
Allen Claire Rozsa, 76, president of the Massachusetts Boston Mission from 1974-1977, died Feb. 17, 2001, in Lucas, Texas. Brother Rozsa was also president of the Los Angeles California Temple from 1982-1986. He was a former regional representative and president of the Mount Vernon Virginia Stake.