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Name Note
Jessica Bivens Abbott
Class of 2007
Birth
and husband Jared announce the birth of their daughter Hannah Sophia-Kate Abbott born on March 30,2014.
Odis Clinton Abbott
Class of 1942
Memoriam
Odis Clinton Abbott, Sr. age 94 of Maryville passed away Monday, July 14, 2014 at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Maryville First Baptist Church, an avid old harp singer, and the oldest living person that was born in Cades Cove. Odis retired from ALCOA as an electrician and enjoyed being a volunteer for the Blount County Food Pantry. He was a devoted father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Abbott. Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Clint and Darlene Abbott, and Larry and Katherine Abbott; daughter, Cathy Abbott Coe; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; three sisters.
Norehan Abdullah
Class of 1987
Notes
After completing her Ph.D., Norehan has been named Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Northern Malaysia.
Lindsey Brown Adams
Class of 2007
Birth
and Husband Corey announce the birth of their beautiful daughter Emma Mae on January 26, 2014
Susan Whitehead Allen
Class of 1985
Memoriam
Susan Hoskins Allen, age 74, of Clinton, TN passed away on July 13, 2015. She was an active member of St. Mark United Methodist Church in Clinton and was a long time employee of both Maryville College and the University of Tennessee. She was a graduate of Clinton High School and Maryville College. Susan was a loving, caring mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who cherished life and time with her family, friends, and pets. She was an avid UT and Washington Redskins fan and had a passion for working crossword and jigsaw puzzles and reading. In addition, she was an accomplished musician, playing both the piano and organ at several different churches. Susan was preceded in death by her parents, Gomer D. and Katherine B. Hoskins; husbands, Carl F. Allen, Jr. and Stephen Whitehead; a very special companion, John Sadler; and brother, Gomer D. Hoskins, Jr. Survivors include daughter, Margret M. (Peggy) Gore and husband, Paul; sons, Carl F. (Chuck) Allen, III and Joseph G. Allen; grandson, Daniel J. Gore; great-grandson, Rayden Gore; sister, Martha H. Frye and husband, Wilbur; brother, Clyde B. Hoskins and wife, Jeanette; nephews and nieces, Davis D. Hoskins, Cynthia L. Hoskins, Thomas W. Frye, John D. Frye, Katherine M. Hoskins, Eileena B. Hoskins, and Marielle V. Hoskins. Also dear friends, Martha Hess '67 and Diane and Bryant Ellis.
Jon A. Allison
Class of 1990
Notes
Jon Allison has joined the leadership core team at CareSource as Executive Vice President, External Affairs. Allison is an accomplished executive with experience leading high-profile initiatives and will direct the rapidly growing company's external affairs. Jon Allison, former partner with the law firm Carpenter, Lipps & Leland LLP has more than 20 years of experience in legislative and regulatory affairs, policy development, public relations and law. Allison founded and led the Ohio statewide Medicaid expansion coalition of more than 150 diverse organizations. From 2003 -2006, he was the Chief of Staff and senior adviser for Ohio Governor Bob Taft. Allison earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Maryville College in Tennessee and a juris doctor from the Ohio State University College of Law. He is active in his community, having served on the board of directors for the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, and is a former gubernatorial appointee to the Ohio Lottery Commission. "I am pleased to welcome Jon Allison to the newly configured position of Executive Vice President of External Affairs. Jon has a broad background in strategic governmental relations and leading high visibility initiatives. He has a passion for the CareSource mission and will play a key role in helping us chart our future growth," Pam Morris, President and CEO, said. Dayton, Ohio (PRWEB) July 14, 2015 - For the original version on PRWeb visit: <http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/07/prweb12844196.htm>
Roland W. Anderson
Class of 1941
Memoriam
96, passed away peacefully on November 16, 2014. He was ordained to Presbyterian ministry April, 1944, after graduating from Maryville College, Tenn. and Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, N.J. He also did graduate work at Duke and received an honorary degree from the University of Ghana in Accra, Africa. He and his wife Ruth, who passed away in 2006, served seven congregations across the country. Three of these were in California: Anaheim, Rancho Santa Fe, and Menlo Park. In 1963 he was appointed by the Church's General Assembly to establish a department of Ecumenical Action for its overseas branch. He developed the VIM (Volunteer in Mission) Program and also held the chair for Africa. He was one of the committee which planned the Peace Corps and then chaired the committee on African Affairs to guide its work there. Rit and his wife Ruth moved to Santa Rosa in 2005 to be near his son Ron and wife Diana from Occidental, grandchildren Chad and wife Janice of Santa Rose, Erica Anderson of Santa Rosa, and great-grandchildren Trevor and Dylan Anderson and Cole and Jake Parman. Their elder daughter, Bonnie Salhany of Los Angeles, younger daughter Cheryl and husband Michael Szuch and grandchildren Evan and Jenna of Oceanside, CA make up the family.
Sara Moore Arnold
Class of 2003
Birth
and husband Thomas Arnold '99 announce the birth of their daughter Grace Elizabeth on April 23,2014
Helen Bewley Ashby
Class of 1940
Memoriam
passed away on August 23,2014. Maryville College meant so much to them, if it hadn't been for a History Professor who had his students sit in alphabetical order, they might never have meet See Magic folder for full Obituary
Helen Bewley Ashby
Class of 1940
Memoriam
passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Friends Homes of Guilford in Greensboro, NC, where she was a long time resident. She was 99 years old. Helen, born in Bellefontaine, Ohio, was the daughter of Verna Brattain and H.R. Bewley. She attended and earned a BA in English from Maryville College in Maryville, TN in 1940, and worked for the Farm Security Administration after graduating. In 1958 she earned a Master of Science in Child Development and Family Relations from Woman's College (UNC Greensboro) and was active in the beginning of the Family Life Council. Helen served as President of the Greensboro YWCA, and the UNCG Faculty Women and Church Women United. She also held positions as Assistant Director of UNCG's Institute for Child and Family Development; as a consultant for the Ford Foundation at Lady Irwin College, New Delhi, India; and as Executive Director of the Greensboro YWCA. In the early 1970's Helen found her calling as an artist and learned to weave after watching a weaving demonstration in the mountains of Tennessee. First taught by artist, Maggie Smoot of Greensboro, Helen also studied at Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC; Saterglantan Vavskola, Insjon, Sweden; and at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine. She studied with and was a favorite artist of famed American artist and teacher, Jack Lenoir Larsen. She had numerous shows of her work around the country and has many works hanging in residences, businesses and public buildings around the country, including the main foyer of the Jackson Library at UNCG as well as at the UNCG's Three College Observatory. Helen also loved and played the piano as a child and late in life returned to this love taking lessons from the late Dr. Henry Ingram at Greensboro College. In 1941 she married Warren Ashby, who taught first at UNC Chapel Hill and then from 1949 until his death in 1985 at UNC Greensboro where he established and taught in the Philosophy and Religious Studies Departments. He was also the first Director of the Residential College at UNCG, now named the Ashby Residential College. Together, they worked diligently and constantly for equal educational, civil and women's rights. Survivors are children: Dr. W. Allen Ashby (Karen Krick), Plainfield, NJ; Paul Ashby (Maureen O'Keeffe), Greensboro, NC; Ann Ashby, Charleston, SC; Grandchildren: Deborah Ashby Thompson (Steve Thompson), Ashby Lee Pettigrew, Randal William Pettigrew of Greensboro, NC; Graham Warren Pettigrew of Falls Church, VA; Suhey Ashby Taveras (Ruben Taveras) of Miami, FL.; and four great grandchildren Donovan and Alexander Japp of Greensboro; Daniel and Mia Elena Taveras of Miami; nieces Barbara Bewley Stewart of Bellefontaine, OH and Carol Bewley Nagel (Richard Nagel) Lewis Center, OH. The family received friends and family at an informal memorial service at the home that Helen and Warren Ashby designed and built, 1710 Wright Avenue, Greensboro, NC 2 on Saturday, September 6. Memorials may be made to NC State Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped, 1811 Capital Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27635; to Friends Homes Inc at Guilford, 935 New Garden Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410; or to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro at 2500 Summit Ave, Greensboro, NC 27405. The Ashby family wants to sincerely thank all the staff of Friends Homes at Guilford who have wonderfully cared for Helen since 1995 and for the staff of Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro who have helped her and family in the last days of her life.
Alice Blackburn Ayers
Class of 1957
Memoriam
passed away October 7, 2014. She was born in Maryville Tennessee, daughter of the late Roy Blackburn and Alice Blackburn. In 1968 she moved to Lake County from Mountain City, Tennessee. She was an elder of the First Presbyterian Church in Eustis, Florida and a member of the Presbyterian Women's organization. She was active in Howey -in-the-Hills Garden and Civic Club; Lake Association for Home and Community Education and Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority. Before coming to Lake County, Alice was a 4-H/Home Economics' extension agent in Mountain City TN. She employed as 4-H extension agent with the University of Florida/Lake County Extension from 1968 until her retirement in 1992. She administered the 4-H youth development program serving over 5,000 youth an leaders during her career. Alice graduated from Maryville College with a Bachelor's degree in home economics and earned a master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She received several awards: Distinguished Service Award from National Association of Extension 4-H Agents and its 25 Year Service Award, Lake County Agriculture and Youth Fair's 1992 Roll of Honor for 20 years of service, President of the Florida Association of the 4-H Agents and registration chairman for the 1981 National Conference of 4-H service as a volunteer. The Howey Garden and Civic Club gave Alice the 2002 Blanche Hobbs Award for outstanding service. Friends appreciated her dependability and quiet steady manner. Alice enjoyed sewing, weaving, upholstery, bread making and scrapbooking. Alice is survived by her Husband of 42 years,David H. Ayres. Also surviving her brother, Charles R (Elizabeth) Blackburn of Maryville, TN; sister-in-law, Fern Blackburn of Knoxville; nephews, Richard E. (Cynthia) Blackburn, Thompson Station, TN; Timothy C. (Jean) Blackburn of Maryville; great nieces, Gracie, Jordin and Audrey; great -nephews, Joe and wife Rachel; great-great niece, Virginia Alice and Cousin, Grace Stinecipher of Standford, FL. Alice was predeceased by her brother James W. Blackburn. A memorial service will be held at 11am Thursday October 16 at the First Presbyterian Church in Eustis, Florida
Michelle Wilson Bailey
Class of 2008
Birth
and Kevin J. Bailey '08 a son, Ryan Mark Bailey, Friday, October 10, 2014.
Becca Durbin Baker
Class of 2011
Notes
is enrolled in UT's School of Information Science. She is in the scholarship program called ITRL2 for rural librarians. She also recently was promoted to Youth Services Manager at the Blount County Library.
George Philip Barber
Class of 1951
Memoriam
of Apollo Beach, died May 15, 2014. Survived by wife, Gail; children, Michael, Gary & Lyn; 3 grands; 2 great-grands; brothers, Jack & Jim. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon
Kitty Johnson Barbour
Class of 1948
Memoriam
Passes away on March 29, 2015. As an only child born in Clarksville, Tennessee in 1926, Kitty Johnson moved with her parents to Hopkinsville, Kentucky where she spent her childhood. She attended Maryville College in Tennessee and met Don Barbour in English class. Introducing himself, he announced he was going to marry her. In 1946, they married, moved to his home state of Florida and transferred to University of Florida. Kitty received a BA in Psychology in 1948 and was proud to be in the first U of F class that graduated women. She and Don were serious Gator fans. Moving to Orlando in 1953, Don founded several businesses and Kitty worked as his secretary, accountant, and overall superior human resource. Also active in the community, she especially enjoyed serving as President of Young Women's Community Club where she was known as "our Beloved Kitty." Kitty was a devoted student of the Bible. A born story-teller and teacher, she delighted in leading Bible study in Women of the Church Circles at Park Lake, First Presbyterian and Grace Covenant over the years, as well as teaching Vacation Bible School and Sunday school for children of all ages. A highlight of her working life was her role as the first Activities Director at Westminster Towers. The friends she made there and during her many years in in Orlando were a source of much joy throughout her life. She loved a good joke and tried to learn one to share every day. One of her many sayings was that Laughter and Friends are good for the Soul. She is survived by her daughter, Sally Barbour, her son and his wife, John and Laurie Barbour, and their children Hannah and Andrew. Kitty will be deeply missed by her family and friends, but we carry on with love, joy and laughter as she taught us to do. A celebration of Kitty's life will be held at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, Saturday, April 11, at 2:30pm. In keeping with her wishes, the family asks that in lieu of flowers contributions be made to Westminster Retirement Community Foundation.
Ted H. Beasley
Class of 1951
Memoriam
went to his heavenly home Sunday, January 4, 2015. Born on August 5, 1924 in Montgomery, AL, he was the son of the late Ted H. Beasley, Sr. and Mattie Emily Law Beasley. Ted was a veteran of the US Navy during World War II. He graduated from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA earning a Master of Divinity and of Maryville College in Maryville, TN earning his undergraduate degree. He began his ministry serving two churches at the same time, Fishing Creek Presbyterian Church and Uriel Presbyterian Church both in Chester, SC. He next served as pastor at Panthersville Presbyterian Church in Decatur, GA and later served at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Florence, SC. His final pastoral service was at Armstrong Memorial Presbyterian Church in Gastonia from 1975 until his retirement in 1990. Ted was always looking out for others and put his family and friends first in his life. Survivors include, his loving wife, Ann Lindsay Beasley of Gastonia; sons T.H. "Trey" Beasley, III and wife, Jan of FL, Boyd Beasley and wife, Beth of Huntersville; daughter, Kaye Beasley- Rash and husband, Rick of Blowing Rock; step-daughter, Cynthia Lindsay Green and husband, Gary of FL; brother, Ray Beasley and wife, Sue of AL; sister, Judy Beasley of AL; grandchildren, T.H. "Brook" Beasley, IV and wife, Olivia of Charlotte; Connor and Owen Beasley; and great-grandchildren, Hayden, Noah and Kendall Beasley. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 3:00pm, Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Myers Memorial United Methodist Church in Gastonia with Rev. Dr. Sydnor Thompson, III and Rev. Dr. Jim Cockerham officiating. Myers Memorial is the longtime church of Ann and where they began their life together in marriage in 1989. The family will receive friends following the service in the vestibule. Ted was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Boyd Beasley; brother, Harold Beasley and his wife, Nita; and sister, Jean Sanders and her husband, Cecil. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be sent to: Maryville College, 502 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN, 37804
Erica Johnson Beck
Class of 2004
Notes
A reception was held in the Blackberry Farm Gallery on Friday, October 31st from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., in conjunction with the Maryville Last Friday Art Walk for Maryville College alumni Erica Beck '04 and Mary Louise Sullivan '06. Beck, a graphic designer for Knoxville public relations firm Moxley Carmichael is displaying a collection that represents her illustration style. Sullivan, a bookbinder, printmaker and artist from Nashville, Tennessee is displaying a collection of work titled "Works in Progress and Production." The exhibit represents an evolution in product design and includes blank book prototypes from her MFA thesis show, as well as "subsequent iterations and products."
Ilda Mosby Bennett
Class of 1949
Memoriam
Ilda Mosby Bennett, 89, of Maryville, wife of the late Duncan C. Bennett, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Ilda graduated from Maryville College in 1949 and worked for many years in the Maryville College bookstore and post office. She leaves four children, Rosalind Magnuson, Rebecca Bennett, Geoffrey Bennett and Adrienne Bennett; three grandchildren, Emily Lancaster, Sara Pope and Duncan Bennett; and close friends, Carol Luther and Al Baker.
Annie Raper Berrier
Class of 1938
Memoriam
of Lexington passed away Friday (November 21, 2014) after years of declining health. She celebrated a lifelong goal on July 9, 2014 as she reached her hundredth birthday. A celebration of her life will be held 11:00 am Tuesday (November 25, 2014) at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church with Rev. Karen Roberts officiating. A private interment at Mt. Olivet will precede the service. The family will receive friends at Davidson Funeral Home-Hickory Tree from 6:00 until 8:00 pm Monday night. Annie was born in Davidson County, July 9, 1914 to David Madison and Flora Bell Craver Raper, the ninth of ten children. She was a graduate of Arcadia High School and Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee. On June 27, 1940 she married Ernest Paul Berrier and lived most of her life in Arcadia. Anne was an active lifetime member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church where she served as church librarian and chairman of the Paul Evans Scholarship Fund. She was a member of the Women's Society of Christian Service and the Suzanna Wesley Bible Sunday School Class. She enjoyed being a member of the Davidson County Extension Club and Margaret Ripple's various arts and craft classes. She spent most of her career in the Davidson County Schools teaching at Midway and North Davidson Junior High School, retiring in 1976. Mrs. Berrier was an avid gardener of both flowers and vegetables, other hobbies included crafts, needlework, painting, traveling and reading. When Mr. Berrier went to the coast on his many fishing trips, she always accompanied him bringing a good book, not a fishing rod. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ernest Paul Berrier in 1987, her sisters, Mary and Pearl, brothers, Grady, Austin, Ira, Paul and Charles. Surviving are her children, Barbara Teal (Wilson), Becky Lewis (Mike), David Berrier all of Lexington and Phil Berrier of Santa Barbara, CA; grandchildren, CW5 Myke Lewis, Jr. (Sherrie) of the US Army, Lori Weaver (Robert) of Lexington, Randall Teal (Lisa) of Carrboro, Jeff Teal (Tracy) of Creedmoor, Rebecca Mabe (Jeremy) of Lexington, Chris Berrier (Kristin) of Lewisville and Christina Thomas of Tulum, Mexico, great-grandchildren, Benton and Anna-Jane Lewis, Kaytlyn and Avery Hester, Colson and Chase Teal, Charlie Teal, Olivia and Justin Mabe, Emma Eggers and Luca Thomas Maza, and 1 great-great-grandchild, Kyndal Leonard; sister, Margaret Hemingway of Charlottesville, VA; sister-in-law, Rachel Sink of Thomasville; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.
Myranda Austin Bertrand
Class of 2009
Birth
welcomed a son, Austin Theaux Bertrand on September 21, 2014.