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Name Note
Catherine Russe Abrams
Class of 2008
Marriage
to Taylor Abrams on September 17 in Milford, Ohio.
Dorothy Bass Alexander
Class of 1938
Memoriam
Dorothy Bass Alexander, 99, of 210 Edgedale Dr., High Point, NC passed away on Friday, December 9, 2016. She was born in Rice, Virginia, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gates Bass. She graduated from Maryville College in Maryville, TN and received her Masters of Education from UNC Greensboro. She worked as a teacher and guidance counselor for High Point City Schools. She was active in First Presbyterian Church of High Point. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Bruce Alexander Sr. and a daughter, Suzanne Alexander Ragan. She is survived by a son T. Bruce Alexander Jr. and two grandchildren, Herbert T. Ragan III, and Beth Ragan Inman, and many beloved nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held at the family plot in Rice, Virginia at Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, on Friday December, 16, Rev. Dr. Ken Broman-Fulks of First Presbyterian Church in High Point conducted the service. Sechrest Funeral Service of High Point was honored to serve the Alexander Family. Online condolences may be made at sechrestfunerals.com
Lee Whetstone Allen
Class of 1938
Memoriam
Nancy Lee Allen, 99, of Greeneville, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2016, at Life Care Center of Greeneville. She was a retired librarian and was a member of New Providence Church in Maryville, TN. Survivors include a son, John David Allen of Greeneville; three daughters, Joy Sue Allen and Nancy Lee Allen, both of Maryville, and Ruth Allen of Raleigh, NC; grandchildren, Heidi Meadows Chitwood of Huntsville, AL, Amy Meadows of Maryville, David Thut of St. Petersburg, FL, Cami Demery of Raleigh, NC, Robbie Allen of Seattle, WA; great-grandchildren, Ben Chitwood and Grace Chitwood of Huntsville, AL. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Charles H. Allen of Kingsport. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Alex J. Anderson
Class of 2012
Notes
will compete in 2016 CrossFit Games in July 2016. See more here:<http://www.local8now.com/content/news/Knoxville-athlete-to-compete-in-CrossFit-Games-382153951.html>
Alex J. Anderson
Class of 2012
Notes
2016 was his second year qualifying and competing at the worldwide CrossFit Games. In 2015 he received 13th place, and in July 2016 came in at 11th place! He said while he was hoping to do better this year, he is still happy to improve upon last year. He looks forward to this years training, and is hungry to get back out there and represent East Tennessee and Maryville College.
Katherine L. Anderson
Class of 2011
Notes
On June 16, 2016 Katherine Anderson '11 was presented with the Council of Organizations Serving Deaf Alabamians (COSDA) Interpreter Award. This award recognizes an interpreter who has demonstrated a commitment to the field of interpreting, the development of the interpreting profession and professionals, and demonstrates respect for and encouragement of current practitioners and consumers. Fellow MC alumna, Nancy Leisering Hayes '81 also won the award at this time.
Katherine L. Anderson
Class of 2011
Notes
was awarded the Marie Griffin Interpreter of the Year Award at the 2016 SERID Conference, held in Atlanta, GA.
Susannah Lupton Austin
Class of 1939
Memoriam
Susannah Margaret Lupton Austin was born in Detroit, Michigan in August of 1917. At the age of five, her parents, Harry Holmes and Mary Haner Lupton, returned to Gallipolis, OH to care for her aged grandmother. Susannah attended Lincoln Elementary School and Gallia Academy High School, graduating in 1934. She received her BA from Maryville College, Maryville, TN in June, 1939. Between 1939 and 1940 she attended Ohio University where she received her BS degree in Education. Subsequently, for three years, she taught English, French, and Home Economics at Midvale Consolidated H.S. in Midvale, OH. She completed an M.A. in Educational Administration from Northern Illinois University in 1972. On August 1, 1942 Susannah was married to Harold Garwood Austin in Lincoln, NE. by Dr. Leland, Clergy Emeritus of the University of Nebraska. The wedding brunch was hosted by Mrs. Morning, widow of the third Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. It was the first wedding of a serviceman in Lincoln. In June 1943 Harold was assigned to an Army Air Base in England where he would remain for the next 3 1/2 years. Susannah moved to Chicago where she was employed as Assistant to the Comptroller of George Williams College. Harold rejoined Susannah in December of 1946. After a short period with Chicago Biological Supply, she gave birth to her first son John Harold, and three years later to James Garwood. As a member of United Church of Hyde Park, she was active in the Mother's Club, acting as President prior to moving to Crerar Presbyterian on the South Side. In August of 1956, Julie Ann joined her brothers. Two years later, the family moved to LaGrange. As a member of First Presbyterian Church in La Grange, she served as a deacon, elder, choir mother, and leader of the Junior High Sunday School. For twenty-three years she taught sixth grade at Spring Avenue School. She retired in 1983 and began volunteering at La Grange Memorial Hospital in 1984 for more than 20 years. Susannah was an avid reader and enjoyed keeping current with world news each day. She passed away peacefully in December 2016. Susannah is survived by her three children, John, Jim, and Julie; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. God has blessed our family with the ability to give each other strength, and so much of our strength has come from all who have known us and shared their love and support over the years. The family will have a private gathering for remembrance and reflection. Interment will take place in Ohio. Arrangements entrusted to Hallowell & James Funeral Home, Countryside
Jeanne Howell Baccarat
Class of 1954
Memoriam
Jeanne Howell Baccarat passed away on May 21, 2013.
Jonathan Edward Ball
Class of 2009
Notes
and wife Camille, a girl, Emilia Coley Ball born May 11, 2016.
Carol McCutcheon Bayless
Class of 1945
Memoriam
After a long illness, Carol McCutcheon Bayless passed away on 23 August 2016. She was born in 1924, in Elizabeth, New Jersey. At three she moved to the country town of Pittstown, New Jersey. The next year she began her schooling in a one-room schoolhouse where she continued until the age of twelve. At thirteen she began high school at Flemington High School. She graduated four years later at the age of sixteen. She matriculated to Maryville College in Tennessee where she majored in math and graduated summa cum laude in 1945. In 1946 she married Robert W. Bayless, a first lieutenant Marine Corps pilot. For sixty-seven years Carol was a professional mother; she had three children. In 1961, she undertook a new career, math teacher. With her profound understanding of math and of children, she became a master teacher and tutor, teaching for a total of thirty-three years (32 years at Palm Beach Day School) and tutoring for fifty-five years. She is predeceased by her husband, and her son, Hugh Wallace Bayless. She is survived by her son, Robert V. Bayless (Alice), and her daughter, Barbara Bayless Close (Thomas); by four grandchildren: Julia Close (Pete Gallogly), Bob Close (Staci), Felix Monell, and Robert Bayless; and five great-grandchildren: Ayden, Benjamin, and Cade Gallogly, and Sean and Devin Close. A memorial service will be celebrated on Sunday, 11 September, at 2:00PM, at Palm Beach Day Academy, 241 Seaview Avenue, Palm Beach. Rather than flowers, please donate to Palm Beach Day Academy (designate Carol Bayless on memo) where an appropriate memorial will be established.
Janie Mitchell Bell
Class of 1958
Memoriam
Janie Beatrice Mitchell Bell, passed away peacefully on January 12, 2017 at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was born in Maryville on June 14, 1937 to parents Cecil and Ruby (Teffeteller) Mitchell. She was a 1959 graduate of the East Tennessee Baptist Hospital School of Nursing and a 1985 graduate of Maryville College. She proudly served as a Registered Nurse at Blount Memorial her full nursing career. She is preceded in death by infant son, Stephen Bell and is survived by husband, Howard C. Bell, Jr.; son and daughter in law, Mike and Donna (Ross) Bell of Elkins, West Virginia; grandchildren, Stephen Ross Bell of Lakeland, Florida and Carlyn Marie Bell of Middleburg, Florida; siblings, Barbara (Mitchell) Tipton of Maryville, Douglas Bobby Mitchell of Mesa, Arizona and James and Anna Ray (Franklin) Mitchell of St. Louis, MO; brother and sister in law, Doug and Priscilla Bell of Alcoa. She enjoyed traveling and cheering for University of Tennessee sports and was a lover of animals. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to PPAW Spay & Neuter Clinic, P.O. Box 68 , Greenback TN 37742. Graveside service and interment was 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Grandview Cemetery. Family received friends at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville, (865) 982-6041, www.millerfuneralhome.org
Nikki Noto Benitez
Class of 2001
Marriage
to Richard Benitez on November 7, 2015.
Connar Benson-Epstein
Class of 2016
Notes
has been accepted into the Hult International School of Business' Master of Finance program in Boston, MA where he will study for seven months. The remaining 4 months of the program he will study abroad at one of Hult's international locations.
Sue Haldeman Bergman
Class of 1966
Notes
Eric and Sue (Haldeman) Bergman are enjoying their new, one story home in Allentown, PA, after moving from their home of 38 years in Bethlehem. They are eagerly awaiting the arrival of their 36th grandchild (a boy, Louis) in March and two great-grandchildren, due in January (a boy, Matthias) and July, 2017. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in August with a Mass celebrated by their son, Fr. Eric at their church, St. Thomas More Parish in Scranton, a member church of the Personal Ordinariate of St. Peter, and a party with friends and family.
Lynn Lambert Berrong
Class of 1953
Memoriam
Lynn Lambert Berrong, age 84, of Maryville, passed away Monday, January 16, 2017, at home with her loving family. Mrs. Berrong was a longtime member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and Maryville 1st Baptist for many years. She was an owner of Lambert Acres Golf Club and was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Berrong; parents, Lee and Ethel Lambert; brothers, Robert "Bob" Lambert and Lee Vern Lambert; sisters, Ann Waters and Martha Smith; and sister-in-law, Shirley Lambert. She is survived by her sons, James Lee Berrong and Nick Berrong; daughter-in-law, Gale Berrong; grandchildren, Chad and Brandie Berrong, and Caroline Berrong; great-granddaughter, Camden Lynn Berrong; several nieces, nephews and other family also survive. A private family service will be held at the Berrong Family Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Parks & Recreation Leon Berrong Scholarship Fund or to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Arrangements by Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 983-1000.
Ross E. Birchfiel
Class of 1960
Memoriam
Ross E. Birchfiel Jr., age 79, of Maryville, passed away May 11, 2016. He was born in Elizabethton, Tennessee and moved to Maryville as an infant. He graduated from Maryville High School, the University of Tennessee and the University of Tennessee College of Law. After serving as a Captain in the United States Army JAG Corps at Ft. Benning, Georgia, he returned to Maryville and entered the private practice of law. He retired from the law and joined his father, Ross E. Birchfiel Sr., in running the family business, Ross Furniture Company. He was a member of Broadway United Methodist Church and had been very active in the community. He loved watching Maryville High and UT play football, traveling, and fishing on Anna Maria Island, Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ross and Edna Birchfiel. He is survived by his wife, Linda Lyke Birchfiel; daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Jim Webber of Maryville, Tammy and Jeff Wilkerson of Midlothian, Virginia, and Janie and Jeff Smither of Cumming, Georgia; grandsons, Jimmy and Alex Webber and John Ross Wilkerson.
Lois Miller Bishop
Class of 1950
Memoriam
Lois Corinthia (Miller) Bishop (1928 - 2016) After having struggled with Alzheimer's for several years and a recent massive stroke, Lois Bishop died in the Mesilla Valley Hospice on September 21st, 2016. Lois was born in Knoxville Tennessee on September 3rd, 1928 to Fred Miller and Eva Goin Miller. Her father had recently returned from service in the U.S. army from the First World War in Europe. He found employment as an accountant for a shoe company in Knoxville. He married and had two children, Lois the eldest. When the shoe company went bankrupt, he lost his job; but as a war veteran he was hired as an accountant for the Blue Diamond Coal Company. He then moved his young family to Morley, TN; the company's mining camp. Lois attended school in a one-room schoolhouse from 1st grade through 8th grade. She then attended the Jellico Tennessee High School, 30 miles from her home in Morley. Lois and her brother had to hike up a mountain in order to catch a school bus for an hour-long ride through the mountains to school everyday. During her high school years she was active in the Spanish Club and played on the Women's Basketball Team. After graduation from high school in 1946 she enrolled in Maryville College in nearby Maryville, Tennessee, a Presbyterian related college that her mother had also attended. Lois became engaged in 1946 to a ministerial student, Jay Bishop, a senior at Maryville College. She finished 3 years at Maryville College in 1949. Throughout that time she played soccer and basketball while majoring in Sociology and Psychology. She married Jay Bishop on May 24th, 1949 at the First Methodist Church in Maryville. They went on a honeymoon for a week and returned to Chicago where Jay was a senior at McCormick Theological Seminary. She got a job in a bank in Pierceton, Indiana and later worked as a cashier at The Children's Hospital in Chicago. After Jay's ordination into the ministry in 1950, they moved to Crescent City Florida where Jay became pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. In 1952 Jay Bishop Jr., their first child, was born. In 1955 they moved to Toledo Ohio where Jay was the pastor of the Rosewood Avenue Presbyterian Church. Their second child, Rebecca Sue Bishop was born in 1955. Six weeks later, Lois was diagnosed with Tuberculosis and was admitted to the county T.B. Hospital for 9 months, where they were able to successfully cure her. Over the years Lois served as the minister's wife at First Presbyterian Church of Niles Ohio; First Presbyterian Church of Las Cruces, New Mexico; and First Presbyterian Church of Visalia, California. During those years of service, Lois was very active in the women's association; she taught Sunday school; and often provided musical support by playing the piano during Sunday school and other church related events. In all of the churches they served in, the most loved person was not the pastor, but the pastor's wife. In 1987 Lois and her husband retired to their home in Las Cruces where they happily lived for twenty-six years. They sold their home and moved into the Good Samaritan Village of Las Cruses, NM in 2015. Lois had struggled with Alzheimer's/Dementia for several years. On August 21st, Lois had a massive stroke, was hospitalized for two weeks and in hospice for another two weeks before she passed away on September 21st. Lois had celebrated her 88th birthday two weeks before passing. Lois's greatest joy was spending time with her children and grandchildren. She loved animals (especially her Labradors,) music, old classic films, gardening, traveling around the world, shopping, dancing, sewing, playing the piano, and being a part of the church. She was fortunate enough to be married to the love of her life for 67 wonder years. She is survived by her husband Jay; her son Dr. Jay and wife Sue of Roswell, NM; her daughter Rebecca and partner David of Annapolis, MD; granddaughter Adriel Hill and husband Jeremiah of Clinton, MS; her grandson Sam and wife Anne of Long Island NY; grandson Matthew of Albuquerque, NM; grandson Nathan of Albuquerque, NM; grandson Ian of Roswell, NM; great-grandsons Judah, Levi, Simeon and great-granddaughter Naomie of Clinton, MS; her brother Jerome Miller of Mason, Ohio; and her niece Mary Ann Miller of Morrow, Ohio. Cremation has been chosen and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 15th at 3:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Las Cruces, with Pastor Norm Storey officiating. Arrangements are being made by Baca Funeral Services. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the sanctuary renovations of the First Presbyterian Church of Las Cruces.
Una Easter Black
Class of 1945
Memoriam
Una Evelyn Black passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Born September 24, 1920, she was the daughter of Charles and Anna Jean Easter, Loudon, Tennessee. Una attended Maryville College, then Peabody College and served in the US Navy during World War II. She was a member of Northside Presbyterian Church and had served as deacon and as a Presbyterian Women officer and Circle member. She was a charter member of Stuart Heights Garden Club and a decades-long election worker for Stuart Heights precinct. Una was a reader, gardener and bird watcher. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and three brothers. She was the widow of the late James Elworth Black. Una is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Paul Robertson and Brenda and Jim Hooper, granddaughter, Evelyn Elise Hooper, nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held on Monday, January 30, 2017 at Chattanooga National Cemetery. A reception followed at Northside Presbyterian Church. Memorial contributions can be made to the Book of Remembrance, Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37405. Arrangements are held by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com <http://www.chattanooganorthchapel.com>
Shelton Blair
Class of 1942
Memoriam
Elaine Shelton Blair age 96 of Goodlettsville, TN passed away February 7, 2016. Born in 1919 in Fayetteville, TN, she was a retired school teacher and a 60 year member of Goodlettsville Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Preceded in death by her husband, James Blair. She is survived by her son, Michael Blair (Diane) of Knoxville, TN; daughter, Melody Blair Hollins (Elvis) of Athens, AL; grandchildren, James Blair (Jamie); Jill Hollins, Tiffany Hollins and Lindsey Hollins Poppe (Nick); great-grandchildren, Elise Morrell and Dakota Poppe. Visitation with the family will be held Tuesday, February 9, 2016 from 6pm until 8pm at the Forest Lawn Funeral Home. A graveside service will be conducted Wednesday 2pm with Pastor Jeff Townsley officiating at Lincoln Cemetery in Lincoln County, TN.