The Rev. Arthur L. Herries died Saturday of heart failure at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 79.
Services for Mr. Herries will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Timonium Presbyterian Church, 303 W. Timonium Road, where he was pastor emeritus.
Before his retirement in 1981, Mr. Herries served for 10 years as the first pastor of the Timonium church, which is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church in America.
Mr. Herries, born in Waterloo, N.Y., was raised in the Baltimore neighborhood of Walbrook and graduated from Polytechnic Institute.
He was chairman of the Foreign Missions Committee for the PCA and president of World Presbyterian Missions of the Reformed Presbyterian Church.
In 1936, he earned his bachelor's in theology from Princeton Theological Seminary. He earned his master of theology degree from Eastern Baptist Seminary in Wynnewood, Pa.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, the former Doris Griffin; a daughter, Carol Herries Wehr of West Chicago, Ill.; a son, John Herries of Cockeysville; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The family suggested contributions to the Timonium Presbyterian Church, 303 W. Timonium Road, Timonium. 21093, and the Bethel Mission of China, c/o Betty Hu, The Scripps Home, 2212 N. El Molino Road, Altadena, Calif. 91001.