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Name Note
Mary Bundy Boozer
Class of 1959
Notes
has been happily married for 55 years to Alec Boozer! She is retired from teaching elementary school, working at Macy's and Customer Service for Southern Living. She is active in McCalla Bible Church and in neighborhood activities. She says she is praising God for His blessings every day!
Adlai Boyd
Class of 1957
Notes
updated the College with the following information: "It's been almost 59 years, since I and my '57 classmates graduated from MC. Since that time, I have engaged in 5 careers: a)assistant minister (of education) at 3 large churches (Raleigh, Norfolk and Miami Shores); b) dean of students of two, small, church colleges (Lenoir Rhyne, NC and King College, NC (also assistant professor of philosophy); c) Director of Special Education & Training at the Western Carolina Center, NC (for 550 individuals with developmental disabilities); d) Director of Training at Temple Woodhaven, PA (center for people with DDs), while earning my Ph.D. in psychology, with a concentration in special education researdh; e) Executive Director of an organization operating group homes for adults with DD; f) Associate professor and Chair of the Department of Child and Family Studies, at the University of South Florida (retired in 1997 to my mountain home in Montreat, NC (near Asheville)."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.