Honorable releases given to 12 brethren
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During the Saturday afternoon session of the 181st Semiannual General Conference, honorable releases were given to five members of the First Quorum of the Seventy, three of the Second Quorum of the Seventy and four members of the Area Seventy. All were released with an expression of gratitude for their many years of service.
Released from the First Quorum of the Seventy and given emeritus status:
Elder Gary J. Coleman
Elder Richard G. Hinckley
Elder Yoshihiko Kikuchi
Elder Carl B. Pratt
Elder Cecil O. Samuelson (will continue to serve as president of Brigham Young University)
Released from the Second Quorum of the Seventy:
Elder Won Yong Ko
Elder Lowell M. Snow
Elder Paul K. Sybrowsky
Release as Area Seventies
Elder Ralph W. Hardy, Jr.
Elder Jon M. Huntsman, Sr.
Elder Aleksandr N. Manzhos
Elder J. Willard Marriott, Jr.