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Name Note
Sara Moore Arnold
Class of 2003
Birth
and husband Thomas Arnold '99 announce the birth of their daughter Grace Elizabeth on April 23,2014
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 predeased 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.
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
Rachel Nicole Bossard
Class of 2012
Notes
is currently Staff Interpreter/Educational Interpreter at Sign Language Specialists of Western, PA, Inc. and has interpreted at Overbrook Regional High School.
Carolyn Graham Bradley
Class of 1974
Notes
recently retired with a 40 year career in education. Currently still active as a business owner, she looks forward to connecting with friends during alumni weekends and being involved as an alumni.
Sutton Brown
Class of 1976
Notes
who owns Brown's and Hardware store is an old-time country store with newfangled ideas. While the groceries are fresh and up to date, the same can't be said for the items for sale in the hardware section of the store. "We have old fuses and stuff that you just can't find at Walmart," said Jonathan Kent. Much of the hardware in stock was designed to fit plumbing and electrical fixtures from the 1920s and 1930s. Many of the store's customers travel from North Carolina and Virginia to purchase hard-to-find items. That includes apple butter kettles and two-man apple peelers and all sorts of unusual gadgets. While the inside of the hardware section of the store looks like it is still the 1950s, the store's roof is definitely 21st century. Row after row of new solar panels crowd the roof of the hardware section and the nearby warehouse. The panels have been installed over the past three weeks by one man, Josh Guy of Mountaineer Electric of Vilas, N.C. Guy finished the installation Tuesday. The panels should be connected to the grid by the end of this week. As a result of Guy's installation and the vision of store owner Sutton Brown, the old-timey store now has bragging rights in Carter County. Its solar panels can generate 44 kilowatts of electricity from the sun. That is remarkable because when the system is connected to the grid this week, Ken Markland of the Elizabethton Electric Department said Brown's output will be three times larger than Security Federal Bank, which produces 15 kilowatts from its panels. Guy said the installation of the wiring for the panels was difficult because the store and other electric customers were on an old 120/240 volt three-phase delta line, but Markland said it was not a problem for Elizabethton Electric engineers, and they worked with Guy on the connections. Markland said the system will have its own meter to measure how much power the panels are producing. The readings from that meter will be subtracted from the amount of electricity the store consumed each month. If the store used more electricity than the panels produced, the electric bill will be the reduced figure. If the panels produced more electricity than Brown's consumed, the store will not have to pay anything for that month and credit will be applied to the next month's bill. At the end of the year, the meter readings will be added up and if there is a credit of more than $200, Markland said Brown will receive a refund check. Guy said there are grants available for the installation of solar panels. He said Brown's was unable to qualify for a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture because Hampton was not considered rural enough at the time of the grant application. He said that has now changed and the USDA now considers Hampton to be rural, and its grants can be awarded to homes and businesses in the Hampton area. Markland said that even with grants and Tennessee Valley Authority incentives, solar panels have a long return on investment, but that is not the main concern of most people installing them. "It is not really a business investment. You can't use them to make a profit, but they can reduce your carbon footprint," Markland said. That means that Brown's can have a big impact on the market for 1930s implements, while its carbon footprint leaves a small impact on the environment. (Article on Facebook, sent in by Ed Best) http://www.johnsoncitypress.com/article/120868/old-time-country-store-goes-solar
Sue Clarke Cox
Class of 1946
Memoriam
passed away on Friday, October 3, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband George. Funeral services were 11:00 am Oct. 7 at St. Peter's Episcopal Church with Rev. Dr. Robert G. Nichols officiating. Burial will be in Chattanooga Memorial Park. Visitation is 5-7 pm Oct. 6 at St. Peter's Episcopal Church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter's Episcopal Church or the Pat Summit Foundation (Alzheimer's research).
Bill Howard Dartnell
Class of 1954
Memoriam
passed away March 20, 2014 due to a house fire at his home in Toms Brook, Virginia
Houston Lee Davis
Class of 2014
Notes
is currently interpreting at Pellissippi State Community College and Visual Communication Interpreting (VIC) in Knoxville and East Tennessee. In the past Houston has interpreted at Maryville College and mentored interpreting students in work study jobs while a student.
Shelby Denise Edwards
Class of 2013
Notes
is living and Interpreting in NYC. She is currently interpreting 6 days per week, working three days of the week with New York's Department of Education and free lancing the other three days. This free lancing is with Empire Interpreting Services in NY. In addition to interpreting, she is taking advantage of living in NY and joined a Deaf Theatre group, the New York Deaf Theatre. Their first show, Jekyll and Hyde opened November 7, 2014. She is the assistant stage manager and reportedly is "loving it so much!" She has met and worked with incredible deaf actors and the entire play is in ASL.
Folami M. Ford
Class of 2000
Notes
Holds the Masters of Arts in Interpretation from Gallaudet University and is continuing work on her dissertation in the Gallaudet PhD program with concentrations in interpreting pedagogy and research. This is the first and only PhD program in the field of signed languages interpreting. She continues to work full time with Gallaudet Interpreting Services. Holds National Interpreter Certification (NIC) in interpreting from RID.org (Registry for Interpreters for the Deaf) in addition to other interpreting certifications. She was first certified nationally with RID (Certificate of Transliteration) as an MC senior.
Diana Michele Getzlaff
Class of 2009
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completed legal interpreter training and passed the national written legal interpreting test in spring 2014. She is now NIC (National Interpreter Certification) Advanced certified. She continues to work as a contract interpreter in Minnesota in legal and medical settings, among others.
Stephen Paul Gilmore
Class of 1973
Memoriam
Stephen Paul Gilmore, 63, resident of Maryville, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Alcoa. Steve was born in Frankfort, Ky., Feb. 6, 1951, son of Rev. O. Leland and Vera Mae Wilson Gilmore. He was preceded in death by his parents; and by one brother, Daniel Darlington Gilmore of Marietta, Ga. Steve grew up in Wheeling, W.Va., Pineville, N.C., and Maryville, graduating from Maryville High School (1970), Maryville College (1974), and University of Tennessee law school (1977). During his career, he worked as a lawyer at American National Bank of Chattanooga, Fleet of Atlanta, and Provident Bank of Cincinnati. During Steve’s 30-year marriage, he enjoyed sports, hiking (especially in the Smoky Mountains), camping with the Boy Scouts, being involved with his son’s little league team, listening to his daughter sing, the cultivation of roses, and hunting for salamanders in Little River. Steve was also known for his quick wit, his exuberant personality, and his pride for his son and daughter. He was an encyclopedia of trivial and not-so-trivial quotes and information. Steve is survived by his son, Capt. Larson Crane (Catherine) Gilmore, of the United States Army; his daughter, Ana Starr Gilmore, of Wilmington, N.C.; his former wife, Stephanie Crane of Fort Mitchell, Ky.; four siblings, David (Elsie) of Baraboo, Wisc., Sylvia (Robert) Jefferies of Bloomington, Ind., Charles (Thaya) of St. George, Utah; and Donald (Ann) of Springville, Ala., and a sister-in-law, Sharon Easterly Gilmore, of Marietta, Ga. He is also survived by many other relatives and friends who cared for him very much. The family is especially grateful to Corita Swanson and Bruce Watt of Maryville for their special care for Steve. A memorial service will take place at Highland Presbyterian Church, Maryville at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 31, 2014. Rev. Billy Newton will officiate. Memorial gifts may be sent to National Association for Mental Illness (NAMI), 3803 N. Fairfax Dr., Ste. 100, Arlington, VA 22203. McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home, Maryville, 982-6812,
Gail Wathen Grady
Class of 1958
Memoriam
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Charles and Blanche Moore Wathen; and twin sister, Janet Wathen Clark. She is survived by her husband of thirty-two years, Melvin T. Grady; brother, James Edward (Carol Lee) Wathen, St. Petersburg, FL; and sisters-in-law, Barbara Jean Grady Holt, Houston, TX, Peggy June Grady Smith, Dothan, AL; nieces Mrs. Twana (Peter) Skrobot, Munster, IN, Ms. Cynthia Wathen St Petersburg, FL; nephews Clifton B (Jennifer) Clark, James (Linda) Wathen. Mrs. Grady was born Helen Gail Wathen on July 4, 1936 in Berea, KY. She was a 1954 graduate of London High School in London, KY, an honors graduate of Maryville Tennessee College where she received a bachelor's degree, and a graduate of Georgia State University where she received her master's degree. She was a retired research scientist microbiologist from the CDC with thirty years of service. She was a member of Sugar Hill United Methodist Church.
Shaynie Palisano Gray
Class of 2013
Notes
works full time at East TN Technology Access Center (ETTAC ) in Educational Technology Services in Knoxville and does contract interpreting for Knoxville Center of the Deaf.
Tyler David Herron
Class of 2013
Notes
completed the nationally highly competitive School to Work Program at the Video Relay Interpreting Institute in spring 2014. He works as a video relay interpreter with Sorenson Video Relay in New York, previously interpreted with Knoxville Center of the Deaf, and has interpreted in a local TN school system. He moved in fall 2014 to New York state and is working interpreting for Empire Interpreting Service, A la Orden in Syracuse. He works among the languages of spoken English, Spanish, American Sign Language and English sign forms. His majors at MC were: AEI and Spanish.
Catherine Crothers Hodges
Class of 1946
Memoriam
born April 24, 1923 in Andong, Korea to Presbyterian missionaries, passed away in Birmingham on October 5, 2014, and there is great rejoicing in Heaven. Catherine was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. John Y. and Ellen M. Crothers, brothers Rev. James and Rev. Samuel Crothers, son Terry Wallace Hodges and a host of loving friends. She is survived by sons William P. 'Pat' Hodges and Larry J. (Pam) Hodges, both of Birmingham, daughter-in-law, B.J. Hodges of Anthem, AZ, grandsons Adam J. Hodges (Allison) of Nashville and Vance C. (Joy) Hodges of Neenah, WI, granddaughter Ansley C. Hodges of Orlando, six great-grandchildren, and a host of loving friends. Catherine spent her childhood with her family in the mission fields in Korea before returning to the States to complete her secondary education at Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, PA. She then earned her undergraduate degree from Maryville College and her Masters of Elementary Education from Samford University. She was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society for women in education, and taught first and second grades in the Birmingham school system for 23 years. At the end of her career, she was teaching the children of students she had taught at the start of her career. A lifelong bird lover, Catherine was a member of the Audubon Society and the Alabama Ornithological Society. As part of her birding activities she was a long-time member of the late Helen Kittinger's Tuesday birding group. She was also a member of the Blanche Dean chapter of the Alabama Wildflower Society. The sister, daughter, granddaughter and great-granddaughter of Presbyterian (USA) ministers, Catherine's faith ran deep. After moving to Birmingham, she joined Five Mile Presbyterian Church in 1950, and served the church as Sunday school teacher, Elder, member of the Session, and Trustee. Active in Presbyterian Women, she received the Woman of the Year award in 2009. Loving mother, doting grandparent and great-grandparent, generous friend, patient teacher, good and faithful Christian: Catherine Hodges was all of these. Although she will be missed here on earth.
Jacqueline Lundgren Hubscher - DECEASED
Class of 1965
Memoriam
of Fairless Hills died Friday, May 9, 2014, at Aria Hospital Bucks County Campus. She was 70. Born in New York City, Mrs. Hubscher has been a long time resident of Fairless Hills. She enjoyed cooking and traveling and had visited many places all over the world including, the Amazon river, Antarctica, and Machu Picchu. She also looked forward to her Friday trips to the salon to get her hair done. Mrs. Hubscher was an animal lover and had numerous pets throughout the years. Beloved wife of Maurice F. Hubscher for 47 years, Mrs. Hubscher was the loving mother of Christian Hubscher (Susan), Josanne Hubscher and Delana Hubscher Ryan (Michael). She was the devoted grandmother of Beverly, Danielle, Brock, and Colton and was the great grandmother of Brianna.
Tom Frederick Hudson
Class of 1983
Notes
has been named Executive Director of the South Carolina School Improvement Council (SC-SIC) by the Dean of the University of South Carolina College of Education. Tom served as SC-SIC Associate Director, and more recently as Interim Executive Director, since 2007. SC-SIC provides member training, assistance, and resources for the community-based School Improvement Councils in each of South Carolina's K-12 public schools. Prior to joining the SC-SIC staff, Tom had a 20-plus-year career in communications, public information, and media/constituent relations in the public, private, and education sectors. He is immediate past president of the SC Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association and is a federal appointee to the Selective Service System Board for Richland County (SC). Tom is a 2010 Diversity Fellow of The Riley Institute at Furman University (SC), and is a 2012 Education Policy Fellow of the Institute for Educational Leadership in Washington, DC. He and his wife, Alisha, live in Columbia, SC, with daughter Emily (18). Tom's sons, Matthew (26) and Palmer (26) live in Athens, GA, and Lancaster, SC, respectively.