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Name Note
Richard C. Boyd
Class of 1965
Notes
Attended 50th class reunion in October, 2015. Says is was a wonderful event and missed all who couldn't make it.
Nick B. Bradford
Class of 2006
Notes
Nick Bradford '06 hired as Hardin Valley soccer coach: See more here<http://www.knoxnews.com/sports/high-school/patient-nick-bradford-hired-as-hardin-valley-soccer-coach-34b4b1a3-dc09-6f7e-e053-0100007fd523-382163751.html>
Carol Morgan Brigham
Class of 1959
Memoriam
passed on September 8, 2015 at the age of 78 after a brief illness. A resident of Clintonville since 1969, Carol was preceded in death by her beloved husband, V. Bernard Brigham, and her parents, F. Mason and Elizabeth (Porter) Morgan. She is survived by her son, Andrew Brigham; daughter, Elizabeth Brigham, (husband, Jay Lowell); sister, Emily E. Morgan (Doug Rader); brothers, Noel (Lydia), Byron (Mary Jane) and Rick (Nancy) Morgan; sister-in-law, Beneth (Brigham) Morrow; grandchildren, Emma and Sarah Lowell; nephews, Gibson and Craig Morrow and Michael Morgan; nieces, Tracy Morrow Gentleman and Maisha Morgan; a broad extended family and many very, very close friends. Carol grew up in Prenter, West Virginia, graduated from Maryville College with a degree in psychology, and lived in Syracuse, NY and Zanesville, OH before settling into her beloved Clintonville home, where she gave tirelessly of herself to the community. She was a 40-year member and committee chair of the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus, and most recently worked with the League of Women Voters Educational Fund. She was a founding member of The Center for New Directions, an organization that serves women in crisis from domestic violence, divorce, or job displacement. A fierce advocate for others who did not have a voice in the community, Carol worked with the Housing Opportunity Center, the Godman Guild, and the Columbus Metropolitan Club. She served on various committees for the city of Columbus that advocated for women's rights, equal housing opportunities for all people, and equal voting rights. Carol was a fierce advocate for others who did not have a voice in the community. She also was a founding board member of WFAC, the first alternative FM radio station in Columbus. Carol was the first Woman's Issues Coordinator at the North Central Mental Health Center, an organization her husband V. Bernard helped found. She retired after 18 years at the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services, where she planned job-training programs.
Autumn S. Brown
Class of 2015
Autumn Brown is completing the MAcc (Masters of Accountancy) Program at UT Knoxville in August 2016.
Harriet Hazel Brown
Class of 1952
Memoriam
age 85, a lifelong resident of Blount County, passed away Saturday, Nov 22, 2014. In order to put herself through Maryville College, Harriet worked in the sewing room there. She then received her Master's Degree from the University of Tennessee. She taught English and Spanish in the Knox County School System and retired with 41 plus years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brown; brothers, Fred and Jay; and sisters, Margaret and Glenna. The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to neighbors Bill and Jackie Wear for their care, compassion, and support.
Doug W. Bunker
Class of 1960
Memoriam
Passed away December 1, 2015.
Jennifer Brewer Burgess
Class of 2000
Notes
Jennifer earned a Master of Music degree, specializing in piano performance, from Middle Tennessee State University. She graduated December 12, 2015.
Libby Lee Burke
Class of 1965
Notes
Libby's husband, Jack, passed away Feb. 20th after an lung cancer battle lasting almost 8 years. According to the family, "there were so many good recoveries and only recently did the illness return. He is safely in Heaven. He continued as a professional pianist until just recently, sharing music, mirth, and love with family, friends,and colleagues."
Robert Burkhardt
Class of 1961
Notes
Writes in to say that he was diagnosed with ALL leukemia January, 2015, spent three months in hospital and rehab, and achieved full remission in October. Our 61st wedding anniversary was June, 2015. And, Yes! they still are involved in marriage and family counseling and support. Spent three years as part-time "Pastor to the Pastors" for a UMC District, and six years in English worship and education with two Korean congregations, one Presbyterian and one Methodist. Still preaching and teaching. JoAnne volunteers at All Childrens Hospital, and as Deacon at FPC of St. Pete. Still ballroom dancing and woodworking.
Jim Burkins
Class of 1974
Notes
Retired in 2015 from USPS and is enjoying the good life with his wife Pam, 3 dogs and a cat.
Allie Horvath Burns
Class of 2015
Marriage
to Cole Burns '16 on July 17, 2015.
Cole Burns
Class of 0
Marriage
to Alexandra Horvath '15 on July 17, 2015.
Cole Burns
Class of 2016
Notes
Cole has been accepted into the College Student Personnel Master's program at the University of Tennessee. He will start Fall 2016. This program is a two-year, practitioner-oriented master's degree designed to prepare student personnel administrators to address the administrative needs of colleges and universities.
Jennifer LeBar Caenepeel
Class of 2003
Birth
a son, Jack Christopher, April 2016.
Eugene Carden
Class of 1950
Memoriam
A. Eugene "Gene" Carden, born on January 24, 1925, died peacefully a week after celebrating his 91st birthday on January 31, 2016. He attended Tennessee Military Institute in Sweetwater, TN. He graduated from Sweetwater High School and went on to serve his country in World War II. Gene was on the destroyer USS Stack in the U.S. Navy under the command of General Douglas MacArthur. He graduated from Maryville College in 1950 and worked as an industrial supply salesman for several companies, the longest tenure being Tidewater Supply Company for 25+ years. He loved what he did and felt his customers were his friends. A long-standing member of Fountain City United Methodist Church, he enjoyed his Christian Fellowship Sunday School Class. Gene is predeceased by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.L. "Fate" Carden; and brother, William D. Carden, all of Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He leaves wife of 63 years, Ethel Caldwell Carden; and sons, Brian Eugene Carden of Nashville and David Wilton Carden of Knoxville. He was most proud of his two grandchildren, Spec. Chase A. Carden, Fort Stewart, Georgia and Courtney R. Carden of Knoxville; his nephew, William Eugene Carden; and niece, Leah Carden Cress, were both special to him as well. The family received friends at Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel, 5301 Fountain Road, Knoxville, Tennessee 37918, on Tuesday, February 2nd from 4:30- 7:00 p.m. A celebration of his life followed, with Rev. Dan Kelley officiating. The family requests memorials in lieu of flowers to be made to "The Net", Fountain City United Methodist Church, 212 Hotel Avenue, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37918. Gentry Griffey is honored to serve the Carden family, and invites you to view and sign their online guestbook at gentrygriffey.com
Chris D. Carlisle
Class of 1964
Notes
Rev. Dr. Carlisle continues as President of mannapublications.org. Manna offers free downloads of easy to read Bible commentaries and children's Christian coloring books in many languages. Chris continues his interim ministry at Lake Waccamaw, NC and he and Linda will soon have their eleventh grandchild. They plan on a 50th wedding anniversary celebration the week of July 9, 2016.
Marie Fawcett Carper
Class of 1941
Memoriam
Marie F. Carper, 90, of Washington, died Wednesday, December 9, 2009. She was born November 6, 1919, in Peters Township, a daughter of the Rev. James E. and Helen Linn Fawcett. Mrs. Carper graduated from Maryville College in Maryville, Tenn. For 20 years, she worked as a regional accountant for JCPenney. She attended Peters Creek Presbyterian Church and most recently Laboratory Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Carper was a member of Eastern Star. On July 7, 1944, she married Fred David Carper Sr., who died April 18, 1987. Surviving are three sons, Fred D. (Donna) Carper Jr. of Washington, James (Teresa) Carper of Los Angeles, Calif., and Kirk (Lisa) Carper of McMurray; a daughter, Bonnie (Frank) Lushen of Washington; 10 grandchildren, William A. Wilson III, Michelle Henderson, Marcie Lushen, Angela Lanahan, Brandon Carper, Ryan Carper, Marshal Carper, Cara Carper, Cayla Carper and Casey Carper; and five great-grandchildren, Caleb, Jacob and Dylan Wilson and Logan and Tanner Henderson. Deceased are a daughter, Linda Wilson, and a brother, who died as an infant.
Cat Carter Carter-Stiles
Class of 1981
Notes
writes in to say that she lost her husband April 30th, 2016 after a 15 year battle with Parkinson's and dementia. Her husband was John Stiles who worked for 33 years at the Knoxville News Sentinel. He covered a lot Blount County stories, many involving Maryville College, especially the Mtn. Challenge Program. Catherine is looking forward to going on with her life now that her care giving duties are over. She plans to do some traveling, volunteer work, and will still make stained glass and pottery items to sell online on her Etsy site.
Janet Vaden Carver
Class of 1996
Memoriam
age 49, of Maryville, passed away Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, at her home. She was a graduate of Maryville College with honors, Magna Cum Laude. She was also a 2nd grade teacher at Mary Blount Elementary School. She loved giving out "Janet's Care Bags" at the U.T. Cancer Institute, also loved all of her animals and sharing her love for persons of all ages. Preceded in death by her mother, Shirley Ann Bryant; birth father, Lynn Vaden; mother-in-law, Mamie Jo Carver and father-in-law Dee Carver; grandparents, Harley and Olga Bryant, Rollo and Ruby Lee Vaden, Elbert and Ellie McLemore. Survivors include her husband, Michael Carver; daughters, Katelyn and Ashlyn Carver; sister-in-law, Evelyn Carver; father by choice, Bill Bryant and wife Janice; stepbrother and sister, Ricky Green and Rebecca Brackett; sisters by choice, Sandy Fuchs and Stephanie McMullen. A special thanks to caregivers Marsha O'Brien and Carol Ellis, the many that brought food, Mary Blount Elementary, Overcomer Group from RIO Revolution, Our family on Magnolia Street - Jake, Leah, Alexis, Reyna, Rod, Sherry, Shelby, David and Pat, Fairview United Methodist Church - "The Remedy," U.T. Cancer Institute, and the Chemo Bear. We couldn't have made it without these persons. Family and friends meet at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, for a graveside service at Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery. A memorial service will be held 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, at Fairview United Methodist Church, with Rev. Steve Hicks, Rev. Ronnie Hepperly and Rev. Roger Williams officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Hope House, 2008 Charlotte Ave. Nashville, TN 37203, RIO Revolution Cancer Support Group, 3419 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804, or Boogie on the River, 3846 Wildwood Road, Maryville, TN 37804. Friends may call at their convenience at McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home until 3 p.m. Wednesday. McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home, Maryville, 865-982-6812
Bill H. Chalker
Class of 1950
Memoriam
William Houston Chalker passed away peacefully in his home in Sonoma on June 4, 2016. He was the loving husband of the late Grace Ellen Chalker; stepfather of Bruce Pentz (Leslie) and Mary Jenkins (Tim); dear brother of Samuel Chalker; grandfather of Cameron Buckley (Yolanda), Shawn Buckley (Rachel), Laura Pentz, Shannon Oakley (Brittan); and great-grandfather of Izeiah, Landen, Anthony, Caleb and Zach. William was a veteran of the US Navy. He received a Doctorate of Philosophy from Duke University and a Bachelor degree from Divinity McCormick Seminary. He was Professor Emeritus of the College of Idaho for 20 years. Bill volunteered for FISH (Friends in Sonoma Helping) and Programs for Street People. He taught adult bible classes in various churches and conferences. He was a 12-year resident of Sonoma and a native of Birmingham, Alabama. A private inurnment will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to FISH, P.O. Box 507, Sonoma, CA 95476, or Make a Wish Foundation.