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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.
Beverly E. Branham
Class of 1976
Memoriam
60, a resident of Albuquerque, NM went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Ladera Nursing home in Albuquerque. Bev was born on October 1, 1952 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Roland and Martha Branham. She was a Registered Nurse who worked with Hogares Group Home. She loved her cat Oscar and enjoyed talking about the Bible. Beverly also received a Bachelors Degree in Art from Maryville College in 1976. She will be greatly missed by her loving family and by those whose hearts she touched. She is survived by her loving brothers and sister, Roland H. Branham and wife Alta, Robert "Bobby" H. Branham and wife Morayma, and Shirley Branham; nieces and nephews, Kaici Branham, Justine Branham, Brisa Mireles, Miguel Mireles, Brenda Mireles and husband Mario Avitia, Daniel "Danny" Mireles, Whitney Balderrama-Branham, Shawn Forte, Dewey Pollock, Steven Martinez and Miquella Martinez; great-niece, Andrea Avitia; many other loving family members and friends from Cincinnati, OH. Beverly will be greatly missed by her loving family and by those whose hearts she touched. A memorial service was held at Terrazas Funeral Chapels on Friday, November 30, 2012 with Pastor, Paul Temple reciting.
Levon Terray Brassfield
Class of 2012
Marriage
on March 15, 2015
Emily Shurden Brewer
Class of 2009
Notes
will become the the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship's full-time Co-Director, with the current Co-Director, Rick Ufford-Chase, stepping into a volunteer leadership role as Co-Moderator. Founded in 1944, the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship is a nation-wide community of Presbyterians who seek to follow the nonviolence of Jesus by working to reduce war and violence in the world. Ufford-Chase, Moderator of the 216th PC(USA) General Assembly, has served since 2006 as Executive Director and more recently as Co-Director with Fritz Gutwein of Washington DC. This series of changes includes long-time Co-Moderator Roger Powers, Pastor of Light Street Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, MD, stepping down in September 2015. He currently shares that role with Elizabeth Shannon, Director of Campus Ministries at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL. Shannon will continue as Co-Moderator with Ufford-Chase. Gutwein, who also works as Development Manager at Jubilee Housing in Washington, will work as part-time Co-Director with Brewer. If it sounds like a fruit-basket-turned-over, there is good reason and a long-sought goal achieved. "In 2006," said Ufford-Chase, "PPF set the goal of becoming younger and building a partnership of generations for nonviolent action and advocacy. Emily Brewer has already shown that she is one of the peace leaders of the next generation. This is a great moment for PPF." A graduate of Maryville College and a PC(USA)Young Adult Volunteer in Guatemala, Brewer (left), receives her Master of Divinity on May 15, 2015 from Union Theological Seminary in New York City. She is under care for pastoral ordination with the Presbytery of East Tennessee. "In college I studied the tragedy of Latin America in the 1980s and wondered why Christians from other countries did not go to help protect the church leaders across Central and Latin America. And then I learned that the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship and the PC(USA) were doing exactly that in Colombia today." She volunteered in the Colombia Accompaniment Program and other PPF projects, including service on the PPF National Committee and as a member of the 2014 Young Adult Delegation to Israel-Palestine. During the Gaza siege in the summer of 2014, Brewer helped lead a weekly Sunday night vigil at Union Seminary in New York. "We gathered rocks from the park and then read the names of each Israeli and Palestinian killed that week, placing a rock for each name on a pile in the Seminary quad. We thought it would be short-term. It lasted all summer-over a thousand rocks. Sometimes it took an hour to read all the names. It was a way to make the cost of violence visible in that community." During Ufford-Chase's work as Director and Co-Director, the Peace Fellowship led efforts to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, launched and managed the Colombia Accompaniment Program, began a nonviolent presence and advocacy for ending the Occupation of Palestine, joined in nation-wide efforts to reduce gun violence and racism in the United States and completed an Endowment Campaign that serves as a model for Occupation-Free investing. The leadership changes will phase in over the summer and be completed by September. For information on the ministry of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship and opportunities to support and participate in that work, see www.presbypeacefellowship.org <http://www.presbypeacefellowship.org/>. CONTACT: Rick Ufford-Chase (845) 608-4056 rickuffordchase@gmail.com <mailto:rickuffordchase@gmail.com> Jan Orr-Harter (817) 291-3952 JanOH4@aol.com <mailto:JanOH4@aol.com>
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.
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.
Phil Brown
Class of 1964
Memoriam
Age 72, died June 21, 2015. Preceded in death by wife Lynn Tucker Brown, mother Frances Brown, and father C. Victor Brown. He is survived by wife Faith Ralston (married in 2009); sons Ian and Jess (Richelle); grandchildren Abigail, Noah, Elijah, and Conner; siblings Paul, Tim, and Vicki; and special nieces and nephews. Phil served the Presbyterian Church for over forty years as a youth group leader, pastor, presbytery executive, and synod executive. What defined Phil was his presence as a father, grandfather, listener, friend, and neighbor, his passion for woodworking (from the table saw to the chain saw), his inclusiveness, and his bear hugs. Phil lit up the world with his warmth and kindness. In lieu of flowers, memorials should be sent to the Bread Ministry of Bread Oven Ministry at White Bear Lake United Methodist Church at 1851 Birch Street, White Bear Lake, MN 55110 or Clearwater Forest Camp and Retreat Center, 16595 Crooked Lake Road, Deerwood, MN 56444. A Celebration of Life was held on the October 17, 2015 at 2:00 PM, at the White Bear Lake United Methodist Church.
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.
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.
Amber Mercedes Burley
Class of 2004
Notes
graduated from Maryville College and has worked as an interpreter in schools, colleges, business offices, hospitals, correctional facilities, political meetings and more. Amber attended graduate school at Xavier University in 2011 in Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling where she interned as a case manager for Deaf families and at a high school in Puerto Rico. Since 2013 she has been on the management team at Sorenson Communications, the leader in video relay technology for the Deaf, as the Director in Atlanta and the Asst. Director in Cincinnati. Amber is an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Cincinnati, and has had the privilege of sitting on the Maryville College National Alumni Board for two terms. Position Title Currently: Assistant Director of Interpreting -VRS Cincinnati Center Previously Director of Interpreting Atlanta and South Atlanta Education: BA from Maryville College 2004: ASL Deaf Studies/ Sign Language Interpreting MA from Xavier University in 2011: Clinical Mental Health Counseling -- and 2012 School Guidance and Counseling City of State of Residence: Cincinnati, Ohio
Ridge Carter
Class of 2012
Marriage
married to Susan Evans '10 Aug. 1, 2015.
Susan Evans Carter
Class of 2010
Marriage
married to Joshua Ridge Carter '12 on Aug. 1, 2015.
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
James Merritt Cates
Class of 1958
Memoriam
age 85, of Powell, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday afternoon, March 17, 2015. Jim was born on January 31, 1930, in Blount County, to Merritt and Grace Cates. He was a member of Glenwood Baptist Church of Powell. Jim was a graduate of Young High, Maryville College, and the University of Tennessee. Jim was a Korean War Veteran with the US Air Force. He was a member of Longstreet Zollicoffer Camp 87 Sons of Confederate Veterans. He was an educator for forty years as a teacher, coach, and administrator, which began in Rome, Georgia and ended in Knoxville, Tennessee at Farragut High School until his retirement. Jim participated in football, wrestling, and track in college. He coached these sports and cross country in Georgia and Tennessee. He was voted two times as Wrestling Coach of the Year in Georgia and two times in Tennessee. Jim was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2014 and into the Farragut Hall of Fame in January 2015. Jim was preceded in death by his mother and father, Grace and Merritt Cates; sister, Penelope Cates Bishop; brothers, Charles T. Cates, III, Joe Y. Cates, and Hannum M. Cates. He is survived by his beloved wife of 30 years, Sherry Watson Cates; daughter, Angela Brown and husband Kenny, of Rome, Georgia; sons, James Cates, Jr. and wife Deanna, of Columbia, South Carolina and John Cates and wife Stephanie, of Milton, Georgia; step-son, Chad Capps and wife Joanna, of Johnson City, Tennessee; grandchildren, Zachary Brown and wife Amy, of Asheville, North Carolina, Hollie Brown Collins and husband Joseph, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, Jacob Brown, of Rome, Georgia, Merritt Cates, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Lea and Ben Cates, of Columbia, South Carolina, Chance, Blake, Jack, and Jessica Cates, of Milton, Georgia, Luke and Anna Lee Capps, of Johnson City, Tennessee; and great-grandchild, Maya June Brown; brothers, Steve (Shirley) Cates, of Oak Ridge, Pete (Judy) Cates, of Powell; several nieces and nephews.
Muriel Weber Clark
Class of 1945
Memoriam
91, of New Franklin, Ohio died Monday, August 17th. She was born November 1, 1923 in Genoa, Ohio to the late Joseph and Muriel (Longenecker) Weber. Muriel was a Chemical Analyst at Firestone Tire and Rubber Co., a member of Northwest Stark Senior Center and High Point Christian Church (old Clinton 1st Church of Christ). In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Royal Clark and one brother. She is survived by her sisters, Fannie Mae Heimlich '53 of Attica, Ohio and Lauramae Cutler '44 of New Jersey; nieces, Debbie (Carl) Nelson of Mount Gilead, Ohio and Marie; nephew, Clifford Heimlich.
Peter M. Coats
Class of 2009
Notes
joined Korn Ferry as the Director of Client Solutions. Korn Ferry is a talent management consulting firm that helps organizations design, build, and attract talent. They are a one-stop shop for leadership development, enterprise learning, succession planning, and recruitment process outsourcing.
Lynn Ramsey Cole
Class of 1968
Notes
husband Bill, passed away on April 19, 2015 after a long illness.
Katie Collins
Class of 2014
Notes
was accepted to the Industrial/Organizational Psychology masters program at Austin Peay to start in spring 2015.