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Chesley S. Anderson
Class of 1951
Memoriam
Anderson, Chesley Speer passed away peacefully surrounded by his children on August 7, 2018, in Saskatoon, Sask. Ches was born August 8, 1928, in Danville, Virginia, to Walter and Ray Anderson, the middle of three boys. He graduated from Maryville College and University of Tennessee and began his teaching career. He was an extraordinary athlete, and participated in gymnastics, wrestling, tennis, golf and many other sports. He loved the outdoors and spent time hunting, fishing, camping and enjoying nature. Painting was a hobby and a passion and he was widely known around Saskatchewan for his watercolours. In 1958, he moved his family to Saskatoon in order to work for the College of Physical Education at the University of Saskatchewan. He retired from the university in 1990 and spent his retirement playing golf, painting and spending time with friends. He loved a challenge and enjoyed trying to figure out how to beat the house at roulette. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Barbara, his children Chesley Jr., Alice (Alan) Neufeld and April (Pat) Loran; his brother John (Judy) Anderson of Wyoming; grandchildren R. Chesley (Tanya) Johnson, Stephanie and Bailey (Cole) Neufeld, Jessica (Aden) Anderson, Noelle and Anthony (Tricia) Loran, Theresa Schmidt and Michelle (Ryan) Ellson. He also has 5 great grandchildren and 4 nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother Walter. The family thanks the staff at Central Haven Care Home for the kindness and love they showed dad.
Michael Lee Anderson
Class of 1986
Memoriam
Michael Lee Anderson (Mike), age 54, passed away Sunday March 18, 2018. He graduated from Alcoa High School in 1981 and received a BA in Accounting from Maryville College in 1986. Michael was a member of the Alcoa Kiwanis and was an Ambassador for the Blount Chamber Partnership. He worked for 29 years at First Tennessee Bank, leaving as a senior vice president. He was most recently employed at Russell & Abbott Heating and Air being awarded the "Highest Gross Sales for a New Salesman." He is preceded by his grandparents Leonard and Mary Hightower, William and Blanche Anderson, his father David Anderson, and son Blake Anderson. He is survived by his wife Julie Anderson, son Derek Anderson, his mother Wanda Anderson, mother-in-law Katherine Parker, sisters-in-law, Diane Drake and Karen LaLonde as well as many other loving relatives. Michael was a loving husband, father, and son who truly lived life to its fullest through his many passions such as art, music, books, and especially his devotion to his family. His generosity and love for those around him was beyond measure, and he was always considered a foundation of strength for his family. A graveside service was held March 23, 2018, at Grandview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be given to the Alcoa Kiwanis or Blount County Humane Society. Smith Funeral and Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com.
William R. Anderson
Class of 1975
Memoriam
Rev. William Robert Anderson was born on August 5, 1927 and passed away on February 25, 2017. Reverend William Robert Anderson of Lakeport, Retired Presbyterian Minister, passed away peacefully from natural causes after a fall. He leaves behind his companion of 19 years, June Benkelman; three children, Bruce Anderson, Robert Anderson and Celest Boer; friends, Robert and Nancy Benkelman, Ronald and Ruth Benkelman and families. Bill was a graduate of Vanderbilt University, M.A. Divinity, and served our country in the U.S. Marine Corps, having the privilege of being an "attache" to and walking with President Truman on the White House Grounds. He was a Christian who studied extensively the Hawaiian "Huna", namely the "mana", the energy and power used by kahunas and Hawaiian Chiefs to perform "healings". Bill was an advocate of Human Rights and donated significant amounts of money to the education of Black Americans. Bill believed in Jesus, was an ethical man, impeccable with his word and loved by all. His final words: "Blessings upon you" are meaningful to everyone. There will be no services per his wishes. Donations in Bill's memory can be made to United Christian Parish or Lakeport Senior Center. Arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary 707-263-0357, or 994-5611, or online visit chapelofthelakes.com. Please share your memories by signing the guestbook at www.legacy.com.
Judy Creer Archer
Class of 1982
Notes
Following a nationwide search, Pierce County (WA) has selected Judith C. Archer to be director of Human Resources. Archer joins the County from Kinder Morgan, Inc., where she served nearly eight years as the director of Human Resources for the Texas-based energy infrastructure company and its 11,000 employees. "Judy has a remarkably broad background in Human Resources," said Bruce Dammeier, County Executive. "Whether at a small privately held company, a large multi-national public corporation, or a startup, Judy has brought strong leadership, skilled change management and respected labor relations negotiations to every organization she has served. Her strong track record of developing and implementing effective human resources strategies will serve the employees and, ultimately the residents, of Pierce County." The new county role marks a return to the Pacific Northwest for Archer. Earlier in her career she held positions at Tacoma Goodwill, Pioneer Industries and Toray Composites. Archer earned a B.A. in Business Administration from Maryville College, a Masters' of Science in Adult Education from the University of Tennessee, and a J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law. https://tacomaweekly.com/daily-mash-up/archer-named-new-pierce-county-human-resources-director/
Steve H. Arnold
Class of 1982
Notes
After 36 years in the Johnson County School system, Steve has decided to retire from teaching and coaching to spend more time on the golf course and the front porch, but will still work part time at Hux Funeral Home.
Ralph E. Ayers
Class of 1960
Class Notes
Ralph E. Ayers '60 and his wife, Kitty, moved to Las Vegas in July, 2018 to be near two of their children, Vicki (class of 2001) & Matt (with whom they are living) and who both work for Cirque Du Soleil, Michael Jackson One show. They will spend the next few months looking for a home of their own in the Vegas area as they adapt to the change from the tropics of the Texas Rio Grande Valley and the Gulf of Mexico to the altitude and desert heat of southern Nevada.
Eleanor Stout Barker
Class of 1946
Memoriam
Eleanor Marjorie Stout Barker, 94, formerly of Knoxville, died April 25, 2018, at Foothills Presbyterian Community in Easley, S.C. She was born Feb. 18, 1924, in Fitchburg, Mass., to the late George and Marion Stout. She grew up in Fitchburg; Birmingham, Ala.; and Brooklyn, N.Y. After earning a degree in psychology from Maryville College and working in New York City, she married the late Rev. Donald L. Barker, whom she met at Maryville College. She supported her husband in his ministry in rural southeastern Illinois; White Pine and Dandridge, Tenn.; North Hills Presbyterian Church in Knoxville; Vincennes, Ind.; Little Rock. Ark.; and Kirk Hills Presbyterian in east Knoxville. Mrs. Barker later was a member of Second Presbyterian Church in Knoxville and Easley Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Barker taught elementary school in Knoxville while raising four sons and was an administrator for the Presbytery of Arkansas. The Barkers also opened their home to several teenagers, serving as foster parents or legal guardians. After retiring, she volunteered for several organizations in Knoxville, including Meals on Wheels and Habitat for Humanity, which in 2013 honored her as Volunteer of the Year. Mrs. Barker also was an avid flower gardener. Family survivors include her sister, Catherine Beals of Knoxville; sons and daughters-in-law: George and Jane Barker of Virginia, Paul Christopher Barker of Atlanta, Phil and Sue Barker of Easley, David Barker of Charlotte; grandchildren and spouses: Erik and Mahjooba Bianchi, Emily Barker and Jeff Maxim, Lindsey Barker and Mark Dolgin, Erin and Matthew Lundy and Brad Barker; nephews: Jack and Scott Wilson, Joe and Brent Beals of Knoxville and Steve, Dan, Jim and Fred Barker; niece: Nancy Wilson; great-grandchildren: Rehana, Enzo and Aleeza Bianchi and Lily Dolgin. In addition to her husband, Donald Barker, she was preceded in death by her sister, Marion Wilson; sister-in-law, Kiyoko Barker; and brothers-in-law the Rev. Dr. Stanton Wilson, Dr. Joe Beals of Knoxville and the Rev. Robert Barker of Japan. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. May 5 at Easley Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Habitat for Humanity (knoxvillehabitatforhumanity.com) or Maryville College (maryvillecollege.edu/giving). Condolences may be expressed online at www.RobinsonFuneralHomes.com , or in person at Robinson Funeral Home Downtown Easley which is assisting the family.
Verneda Boynton Bayless
Class of 1945
Memoriam
Verneda Bayless, age 87, a resident of Belen, passed away on Friday, June 25, 2010.
Matilda Housch Benton
Class of 1945
Memoriam
Matilda Pearl Housch Benton passed away Monday, April 4, 2016. She was 91. Born in Chickamauga, GA on June 27, 1924, Mrs. Benton was the daughter of the late Walter Matthew and Pearl Cunningham Housch. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Thomas F. Benton, two sisters Marion Housch Hutcheson and Florence Housch Lukeman, and two brothers, Max Housch and Edison Housch.Growing up in Chickamauga, Matilda graduated Gordon Lee High School. She attended Maryville College, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics. Accepting a job in Jackson County as the County Home Demonstration Agent and 4-H advisor, she moved to Jefferson in 1947, where she met and later married Thomas Frazer Benton in 1949.Thomas and Matilda lived in Commerce the rest of their lives. Matilda was a homemaker in their early years and then later worked with her husband at the JB Hardman Insurance Agency and the Commerce Building & Loan, later Athens Federal. She was a licensed insurance agent. Mrs. Benton was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Commerce for over 60 years. She served as president of the United Methodist Women, Chairman of Worship and Membership Chairman. She served 30 continuous years on the Administrative Board. She was a member of the Church choir, Circle 2 (Hannah), Saints Alive, Alter Guild and Prayer & Care. She was also an active member in Pine Tree Garden Club for over 30 years, where she served as Secretary and Treasurer. She played an active role in their many gardening and nursing home projects.Matilda was an avid supporter of Girl Scouts, USA. She was a local troop leader and volunteer for 20 years. She instilled the Girl Scout motto, Be Prepared. in all her children; her three daughters received the First Class Honor Badge during her tenure. She served on the State Council and received the Thanks Award, the highest award given to volunteer adult leadership. In addition to her camping and outdoor activities, Matilda had many hobbies. She was an accomplished seamstress and baker. She also enjoyed playing the piano. She loved spending time with her family, cooking many a Sunday dinner for all to enjoy. She always looked forward to the annual family beach vacation, where she developed her video camera hobby, much to her family's dismay. She was a competitive player of many card and board games and loved jigsaw puzzles. At 71, she joined the hospital fitness center, where she spent her mornings walking the treadmill and rowing. In later years, she enjoyed long rides, feeding the ducks and became an ardent bird watcher. Mrs. Benton is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Tommy and Karen Benton of Jefferson, daughter and son-in-law Kathleen and Jimmy Hooper of Maysville, daughter and son-in-law Matilda and Robert Wangerien of Sandy, UT and daughter Elizabeth Benton of Commerce; five grandchildren, LeighAnn Benton Allison, Thomas Housch Benton, Jr., Frances Hooper Whitlock, Wyatt Benton Hooper and John Wesley Terrell; six step-grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The Housch-Benton family would like to thank her long-time caregivers, Judy Hicks, Heyward Barnett and Dorothy Haggard for all the love and support they gave to Miss Matilda and her entire family.
Terry Pitcock Berggren
Class of 1983
Memoriam
Terry Margaret Berggren, age 54, of Sweetwater passed Tuesday, October 24, 2017. Terry was raised in the Church of God and put her faith in Our Lord Jesus Christ. Preceded in death by her father, Alden Grey Pitcock. Survived by her mother, Lilan Beatrice Duckett Pitcock, of Sweetwater Sisters and brothers-in-law, Diane Bohannan and husband James, of Athens, Tammy Smith and husband David, of Knoxville, nieces and nephews, Randy Shaw, Barbara Rowland, Andrew Smith, Amy Smith Gilman,and Adela Smith Lunsford along with several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Betty Boone Best
Class of 1959
Notes
Betty has published a book that is a pictorial history on her home community, Happy Valley, Blount County, Tennessee. See more here: http://www.thedailytimes.com/entertainment/sharing-history-happy-valley-book-now-available/article_62b369fa-4e64-55b4-a845-9d67b8c83d2e.html
Perry N. Bigham
Class of 1943
Memoriam
Perry Bigham, 87 was born Sunday, Nov. 7, 1920, in Marion, Ky., the son of William and Grace Clement Bigham. He married Evelyn Berry Nov. 9, 1950, at West Monroe, La., and worked 20 years as a certified public accountant for Shering-Plough. Mr. Bigham was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II who served in the Philippines. He lived in Mountain Home for 21 years, moving from Brick, N.J. Perry was a member of B.P.O.E. Mountain Home Lodge 1714, Alpha Tau Omega, Phi Kappa Alpha and Beta Gamma Sigma. He was a great family historian who learned from his father, a Presbyterian minister, to be meek and kind. Mr. Bigham is survived by his wife, Evelyn Bigham; sons Rod (Jean) Bigham of Concord, Calif., and Chris Bigham of Memphis, Tenn.; brother William M. Bigham of Morehead, Ky.; sister Barbara Bigham Simons of Murray, Ky.; and James, Doug and Jessica Bigham, his loving grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Carroll R. Bigham. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church.
Mary Smith Boldrick
Class of 1948
Memoriam
Mary Smith Boldrick of Tucson, AZ was born on April 14, 1924 and passed away May 9, 2018.
Mary Bundy Boozer
Class of 1959
Memoriam
Mary Faye Bundy Boozer, 79, of Hoover, AL, passed away Monday evening, October 9, 2017. She was a deeply devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Mary Faye demonstrated her endearing qualities of selflessness, kind-heartedness in her many years of educating public and private school students. She is remembered as a meticulously organized homemaker and educator who was a great storyteller, soft-spoken, and a lover of the color blue. Mary Faye earned her bachelor degree in education at Maryville College in Maryville, TN. She was a member of the McCalla (AL) Bible Church. Mary Faye was predeceased by her parents, Percy and Irene Bundy, and her brother, Percy Bundy Jr. Survivors include Mary Faye's husband of 57 years, Alec Boozer; two daughters, Karen Gilbert (Jeremy) and Julie Armstrong (Tim); one granddaughter, Jessica Armstrong; and one sister, Dianne Fisher (Ben).
Sue Binnion Bork
Class of 1954
Memoriam
Sue Binnion Bork entered Eternal Life with her Heavenly Father on Sunday, March 18, 2018. She was born in Paris, Texas, graduated from Maryville College and lived many years in Chattanooga after marrying Dr. Harry V. Bork in June 1959. She was preceded in death by parents Irma and Jason Binnion, brother David Binnion and husband Harry V. Bork . Sue taught at Bess T. Shepherd School and earned a Masters in Early Childhood Education from UTC. Later she taught at Little Ms Mag Child Care Center. Although Sue and Harry had no children, Sue birthed her students with the discovery of learning, wonder of nature and goodness shared from her beautiful heart. After retirement Sue and Harry moved to a farm at Powell's Crossroads. Sue embraced country living, gardening, sharing fresh vegetables, canning, tending beehives, caring for numerous beloved pets, farm animals and enjoyed her many dear Crossroads friends. All who know her agree Sue was a one of a kind delight and have many "Sue stories" to tell. Sue was a member of Sulfur Springs United Methodist Church in Whitwell. In 2001 after Dr. Bork's death, Sue returned to Wichita Falls, TX to care for her mother and be with family there. She became a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Wichita Falls. Survivors include brother, Barry Binnion and wife Yolda of Wichita Falls, nephews, Adrian, Kristian, Ethan Binnion, David Bork, Joe Johnson ; nieces, Dana and Laura Binnion, Janet Bork and Kelly Johnson. Special thanks to Wichita Falls Nursing Students and Hospice for their loving care. A graveside service was held at Chattanooga National Cemetery on March 23. It was Sue's wish to be buried here with Harry. Love never dies. Let us praise the Lord! Please share your memories of Sue with the family at www.chattanoogaeastchapel.com Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 404 S. Moore Rd., East Ridge, TN 37412
Krisi Muckleroy Bosco
Class of 2011
Notes
Kristin Bosco '11 has taken a teaching position at John Sevier Elementary starting fall 2018. She is returning from Florida with her husband, Michael Bosco '10 who will be the new head track coach and assistant football coach for William Blount High School.
Michael J. Bosco
Class of 2010
Notes
Michael Bosco has taken a position with William Blount High School as head track coach and assistant football coach. He is returning from Florida with his wife, Kristin Bosco '11 who will begin teaching at John Sevier Elementary starting fall 2018. Read more: https://www.thedailytimes.com/sports/michael-bosco-tabbed-william-blount-track-coach/article_280ff247-e668-5fde-8685-75981ac90928.html
Lois Layton Boynton
Class of 1952
Memoriam
Lois Marie Boynton, 86, passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018. A native of New York, she was born February 1, 1931 to the late William Gerald and Mary Agusta Wheeler Layton. On September 3, 1960, Marie wed the love of her life, Robert "Bob" Boynton in Lengriese, Germany, where she was working in the Special Services Division of the US Army. They would later have 2 children together, and ultimately a grandson. Marie was known as a very kind woman; always placing other's needs in front of her own. She was a devoted wife and mother, sewing her family's clothes, she was always sure to provide dinner for her family every Sunday (even after she was unable to cook), and genuinely interested in everyone's daily lives. Marie was a librarian, a very smart and artistic woman; she played the piano and enjoyed playing the organ at church, as well as teaching Sunday school. She loved to read, work crossword puzzles, and Sudoku. Marie was a gardener, often having more plants in the house than outside and had a soft heart for stray animals, domestic or wild. In addition to her husband of 57 years, Marie leaves behind her daughter, Bonnie Sue Boynton, Lexington; son, Andrew James (Maureen) Boynton, Colorado Springs, CO; sister, Helen (Albert P. Stauderman) McKenzie, Washington, D.C.; brother, William John Layton, Lexington; and grandson, McKail James David Boynton, CO. A Memorial Service was held January 13, 2018 at Clark Legacy Center, Brannon Crossing.
Frank R. Bradford
Class of 1946
Memoriam
Passed away on January 9, 2009.
Gwendolyn Greenlee Bradsher
Class of 1948
Memoriam
Margaret Gwendolyn (Gwen) Greenlee Bradsher of Old Fort, NC passed away Monday, February 5, 2018 at Rose Hill Retirement Community in Marion, NC. She was born July 20, 1926 to Thomas James Greenlee and Margaret Kern Greenlee at the W. H. Greenlee home place in McDowell County. She was the great niece of Mary, Ruth and Nina Greenlee and the great, great, great, great granddaughter of James Greenlee, (American Revolution solider) and Mary McDowell Greenlee and a former member of the Greenlee Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Gwen grew up in McDowell County, graduated from Pleasant Gardens School, Maryville College and Kansas City General Hospital School of Medical Technology. On September 2, 1951 she married Hugh Tate Bradsher and they had four daughters. In 1960 she began her career with NC Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, NC as a Research Assistant & Certified Microbiologist Specialist for the National Institute of Health. In 1963 she began working as a Med Tech in the hospital's Microbiology lab and as a Clinical Microbiology Instructor at the hospital's School of Medical Technology. In 1993, after a 33 year career, she retired from NC Baptist Hospital and returned to McDowell County to fulfill her dream of restoring the original Greenlee home place - Grove Hill. During these years she enjoyed tending to her flower & vegetable gardens and growing blueberries. One of the greatest pleasures during her retirement was her bridge club, her church and reconnecting with all her extended family and high school classmates. She is predeceased by her brother Robert Greenlee and sister Mary Jo Enloe. She is survived by her daughters, Leslie Tate Bradsher of Old Fort; Carol Bradsher (George), Mary Tew (David), Nina Barker (Charlie); grandchildren, Adam & Christopher Tew, Ben & Thomas Barker; her brothers James K. Greenlee of Atlanta, GA and Harvey Daniel Greenlee of Houston, TX; several nieces and nephews, Greenlee, Tate and Kern cousins as well as her beloved friend and caregiver, Donna Gwaltney. The family would like to express their gratitude and thanks to Donna Gwaltney, Brenda Freeman, the staff of Rose Hill Retirement Community and Hospice of Rutherford County who loving cared for her during her final years and days. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 10th at 1pm at Siloam Presbyterian Church, Old Fort, NC. In lieu of flowers, donations in her honor may be made to Siloam Presbyterian Church, Hospice of Rutherford County, Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, Healing Hearts Animal Rescue