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Nancy Metcalf Anderson
Class of 1948
Nancy Anne Metcalf Age 93, died peacefully at Bethany Village in Centerville after two years of declining health. She was predeceased in 1999 by her beloved husband of 53 years, Jarold G. Anderson. Born in Battle Creek, Michigan, Nancy attended Maryville College and Wright State University. She and Jerry moved to Kettering in 1960. After his death, Nancy moved to Bethany Village, where she became a Stephen minister and resident representative. Nancy's life centered on faith, family, and friends. A member of Sugar Creek Presbyterian Church in Kettering for nearly 60 years, she was an elder, trustee, Sunday School teacher, leader of Presbyterian Women, and all-around volunteer. Nancy was also active in P.T.A, scouting programs, American Field Service, and T.O.P.S. She worked at the Middletown Presbyterian Church, Children's House Nursery School in Centerville, and several businesses in Kettering and Centerville. Nancy loved being a mother and grandmother. She is survived by her children, Stephen Anderson of Knoxville, Fred Anderson (Marsha Bare Anderson) formerly of Atlanta, the Reverend Dr. Barbara Anderson (the Reverend Dr. Mark Smutny) of Seattle, and Debra Anderson Gold (Thomas Gold) of Springboro; AFS student, Rose Noel Andrew of South Africa; grandchildren, Nathaniel Anderson, Benjamin Anderson, Christopher Smutny (Brett Smutny Adler), Kenneth Smutny (Reagan Smutny), Matthew Gold, and Jennifer Gold Mynchenberg (Parker Mynchenberg); great-grandchildren, Kylie Smutny, Avery Smutny, Kaelyn Smutny, and Cora Smutny. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staffs of both Bethany Lutheran Village and , who not only provided care for Nancy, but a community of love and support. The services will be held at Sugar Creek Presbyterian Church at 4417 Bigger Road, Kettering Ohio 45440 at 11:00 AM on Friday November 15, 2019. A light lunch will be served by the Women's Association following the service. The family asks that donations in Nancy's memory be made to Sugar Creek Presbyterian Church or . Published in Dayton Daily News on Nov. 3, 2019
James M. Baird
Class of 1950
James McKenzie Baird, Jr. Brandon - "Dear People…." If James McKenzie Baird, Jr., was delivering his obituary, that is how he would begin. Many will recognize the familiar opening to his sermons, and the powerful voice that helped lead friends and family to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Jim went to be with his Heavenly Father on January 31, at age 91. He lived a remarkable life, marked with service, humility and a sense of purpose. Born in 1928 to Scottish immigrant parents in New Jersey, his family moved to Chicago when he was 10. Following high school graduation, Jim traveled south to Maryville College in Tennessee to play football. It was there that he met the love of his life, Jane McMillan, on a blind date. A Southern belle from North Georgia, Jane remarked that it was the first time she had ever seen a young man in an overcoat. After college, Jim was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the infantry branch of the U.S. Army, where he served during the Korean War. In 1952 he married Jane and began work for the New York Life Insurance Company. At the age of 28, Jim became a Christian and was called to his life's work of full-time ministry. In 1957, he graduated from Columbia Theological Seminary in Georgia. Jim's ministry spanned almost 40 years in Presbyterian churches across the Southeast: he shepherded congregations in Clinton, MS, Brewton, AL, Gadsden, AL, Macon, GA, and Coral Gables, FL, before retiring after 12 years as the Senior Minister of First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, MS, in 1995. He was a "Preacher of the People," with a ministry accentuated by personal relationships and his anecdotal teaching. He was a Founding Father of his beloved denomination, The Presbyterian Church of America (PCA), founded in 1973. He served as the 12th moderator of the PCA. He was gifted with a clear vision and a strong work ethic, and even after retirement he was an able preacher of the Word. He continued to spread the Gospel - in homes, in churches, and at Bible, mission and marriage conferences across the world - and in one year alone, at the age of 75, he delivered over 100 sermons throughout the North American continent. Dr. Baird preached his last homily at age 91 at The Orchard, a retirement home where he shared monthly duties for the last five years. Jim believed in the importance of Christian education. During his ministry, he was involved in Christian schools in Gadsden, AL, Macon, GA, and Jackson, MS - and we're sure many will remember his Sunday night "children's sermons" and the humorous stick figures that accompanied them. Dr. Baird also served on the board of Reformed Theological Seminary, Belhaven University and African Bible Colleges. Additionally, he worked closely with pastors and laymen to help form Mission Mississippi, an organization formed to encourage and demonstrate grace in the Body of Christ across racial lines. He and his beloved wife Jane loved to travel the world, especially after retirement, and were purposeful in encouraging missionaries and pastors along the way. They visited six continents, and never left a country without sending a postcard to the family back home. His greatest earthly joy, next to his relationship with the Lord, was his marriage and his family. He leaves his adored wife of 67 years, Jane, and their four sons, Jim Baird III (Susan), Knox Baird (Debra), David Baird (Pat) and Mark Baird (Rhonda); and his 11 grandchildren Megan, Andrew (Anna), and Grayson Baird; Alexandria, Knox and Hannah Jane Baird; Grace and Mac Baird; Macey B. Benton (Matt), Betsy B. Gardner (Seth), and Richard Baird. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Christina Baird, his older sister, Ina Arnold, and his infant son Daniel. Family gatherings were always a reason to thank God for His Son, for Jim's beloved America, and for his family. The Baird clan will especially remember his legacy of rich storytelling, his devotion to and admiration for his wife, and his leave-taking of them in their adult lives: "I'm proud of you, girl," or "I'm proud of you, son," would carry them for days. "Papa Jim" will be remembered as a man of great integrity - as well as for his homemade birthday and Valentine's cards, the love of his New York Yankees, his prowess on the golf course, his weakness for ice cream, and particularly for his favorite benediction: (Jude 1:24-25) "Now to Him who is able to keep you from falling, to Him who is able, at your death, to present you blameless before His throne of grace with exceeding great joy. To the only wise God, our Savior, let there be glory, majesty, dominion and power, now and forever more. AMEN." A private family burial will be followed by a Memorial Service at 6:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS, on Tuesday, February 4. There will be no formal visitation. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to African Bible Colleges, Belhaven University, French Camp Academy and Reformed Theological Seminary. "Well done, Good and Faithful Servant."
Carol Barnett Bell
Class of 1952
Carol Helen Bell BURLESON--Carol H. Bell, 89, of Burleson, Texas, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. CELEBRATION OF LIFE: 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, at Laurel Land Chapel of Chimes. Carol was born in Chicago, Ill., on Sept. 16, 1930, and was married to Robert R Bell on Aug. 15, 1954, in Decatur, Ill. She graduated from Maryville College with a music degree had a passion for playing the piano and organ. SURVIVORS: Carol is survived by daughters, Kathy O'Dillon, Diana Blain, and Virginia Fisher; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two brothers.
Anna Smith Bolden
Class of 2017
Anna and Marshall welcomed their daughter, Lillian Demar Bolden on October 5, 2019. She is the first grandchild and great grandchild for Anna's side of the family.
Ellen Collins Brahams
Class of 1950
Maryville, TN - On Monday, December 23, 2019, Ellen Brahams, loving mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and great grandmother passed away at the age of 91. Ellen Collins Brahams was born February 12, 1928 in Montgomery, Alabama. She graduated from Maryville College in 1950 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in elementary education. She was a dedicated educator, teaching for thirty two years. Ellen was an outstanding member of New Providence Presbyterian Church and was dedicated to serving her community. She was an avid quilter - making quilts galore including one for each of her grandchildren. You would never find Ellen without her paper mate pencil and crossword puzzle...until her ipad replaced her newspaper. An independent woman who loved to travel, golf and eat chocolate. She will be greatly missed. Ellen was preceded in death 38 years ago by her husband Raymond "Brick" Brahams. Survivors include sister and brother in law, Emily & Pat O'Hara of Moorehead City, NC, son David and wife Teri Brahams of Alcoa, TN, granddaughter Caryn and husband Gary Ellis of Johnson City, TN, daughter Leigh, her husband David Westcott of Atlanta, GA and her grandchildren, Collins with wife Lindsay and Carly Westcott, great grandchildren Syndey and Carter Westcott. A memorial service will be held at New Providence Presbyterian Church (703 W Broadway Ave, Maryville, TN 37801) on December 27, 2019 at 3:00pm. Receiving of family and friends immediately following the memorial service. In lieu of flowers the family ask that gifts be made to Maryville College ( or New Providence Presbyterian Church (
Mary Grubb Calloway
Class of 1942
Mary Alice Grubb Calloway passed away on March 22, 2016, in Tucson, Arizona.
Dwight H. Campbell
Class of 1966
ROSE HILL, Va. - Dwight Campbell, 76, passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2020 after an extended illness. Dwight was a long-time resident of Rose Hill, VA. He was a graduate of Thomas Walker High School and he received his Bachelor Degree from Maryville College and his Master's Degree from Union College. He was also a U.S. Air Force Veteran. Dwight taught History and Government for 35 years at Thomas Walker High School and Lee High School. He was a member of the St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Middlesboro, KY. He was a member of the Maryville College Choir, the Concert Choir at Lincoln Memorial University and the Chancellery Choir at St. Mary's Episcopal Church. Dwight was preceded in death by his mother and father, Emma and Ralph Campbell. He is survived by his cousins, Anna Kate Baines of Kingsport, TN, Thelma Smith of Kingsport and Rita Denton of Morristown, TN. A graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 8, at Lee Memorial Gardens in Pennington Gap, VA, with Rev. Preston Mitchell and Rev. Ray Moore officiating. A memorial service will also be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 11, at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Middlesboro, KY with Rev. Aelred Dean officiating. Online condolences may be sent by visiting, Robinette Funeral Home of Jonesville, VA is serving the Campbell family.
Margaret "Peggy" Cummings Campbell
Class of 1950
We are sad to announce that on December 23, 2019, at the age of 91, Margaret Cummings Campbell (Maryville, Tennessee), born in Blairsville, Pennsylvania passed away. Family and friends are welcome to leave their condolences on this memorial page and share them with the family. She was predeceased by : her parents, Margaret Cummings and John Cummings; her siblings-in-law, Jim Campbell, Jerry Campbell and Janice Campbell. She is survived by : her husband David Campbell; her sons, John (Laurel) of Bozeman, MT and Thom (Rachel) of Centreville, VA; her grandchildren, Julie, Stephanie, David, Sarah and Ben Campbell; her siblings, Janet Martin (Jim) and James Cummings (Marilyn); her sister-in-law Charlotte Campbell. She is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, December 29th 2019 at 3:00 PM at the Highland Presbyterian Church (721 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN). In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the John W. and Margaret M. Cummings Endowment Scholarship Fund at Maryville College.
Janice West Christman
Class of 1977
Janice West Christman of Knoxville was taken to her higher power on October 1, 2019 by a Choir of Angels. Born in Maryville to Vaughn and Agnes West, she graduated from Lanier High School, Maryville College, and the UT. She retired from the Y-12 National Security Complex after 33 years of dedicated service as the Deputy Director of Quality. She is preceded in death by her father Vaughn, sister Kathy, and daughter Misty. She is survived by her husband Tom, ever-loving companion Bella (where's Eddie?), daughter Michelle, mother Agnes, brothers Eddie and Tim (Glenda), sisters Rhonda and Tracy, grandchildren Evan and Ruby, and several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held Monday, October 7th at Rothschild's, 8807 Kingston Pike from 5-7pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding (STAR), 11800 Hwy 11E, Lenoir City, TN 37772. Funeral arrangements by Dogwood Cremation.
Imogene Everett Cobb
Class of 1945
Imogene Ethel Everett Cobb 95, of Maryville, TN died Friday, October 11, 2019, at Asbury Place. She was a graduate of Maryville College, having worked her way through college in the Maid Shop. She was married to James W. Cobb, Sr. for 67 wonderful years and has one loving son, James William Cobb, Jr. and his wife Catherine Cobb. She is survived by her son, James W. Cobb, Jr. and wife Catherine (Caylor) Cobb; sisters, Iva Faye (Everett) Davis, and Joyce (Everett) Goss, and many loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded by her husband, James W. Cobb, Sr., parents, Moses M. and Rosetta Everett; sisters, Hazel Ivey, Blanche Black, Lorene Bell, and brother, Wood N. Everett. She was a faithful member of Monte Vista Baptist Church since June 15, 1966 and loved her Sunday School Class and church. Friends will be receive 4:00-6:00 PM Monday, October 14, 2019 at McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin 6:00 PM in the Chapel, Rev. Bob Dalton officiating. Family and friends will meet at 1:00 PM Tuesday at Grandview Cemetery for the interment, In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be sent to: St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Special thanks to the nurses at Shannondale that helped with her, Asbury Place for the care that they gave her and her nieces, Diane and Gayle.
William F. Crain
Class of 1946
William F. Crain passed away on November 20, 2015.
Jean Stamp Cunningham
Class of 1943
Jean Griffith Davies
Class of 1970
Jean Griffith Davies, 71, of Raleigh passed away peacefully on December 21, 2019. The oldest daughter of Robert and Helen Griffith, Jean was born on October 22, 1948 and grew up in Kentucky. She and her husband Jay met in Maryville, TN and moved to Raleigh in 1975 where they raised their three children. Jean was an avid quilter, fiber artist, and inveterate traveler. In her later years she delighted in the company of her eight grandchildren. Jean was pre-deceased by her parents. She is survived by her loving husband Jay, siblings Robert Griffith of Louisville, KY, Susan (Bob) Hayne of Longwood, FL, Jim (Cynthia) Griffith of Charlotte, NC, Ann (Dan) Dubbel of Anacortes, WA, Rick (Mary Beth) Griffith of Lexington, KY; children John (Jessica) of Washington, DC, Andy (Jen) of McMinnville, OR, and Kate (Russ) Duncan of Fuquay-Varina, NC. In lieu of flowers the family welcomes gifts to the National Quilt Museum of Paducah and the American Cancer Society.
Robert E. DuBois
Class of 1948
Reverend DuBois, Robert Earle. On December 19, 2019 left the mission field and returned home to the Lord. Age 96. Beloved husband of the late Ruth DuBois. Devoted father to his two sons that will miss him dearly; Peter (Darlene) of Cherry Hill and Timothy (Mary Ann) of Haddon Heights. Adoring grandfather of Kathryn, Alison, Alex, Alicia, Spencer and Paige. Rev. Dubois was a native of the West Mount Airy section of Philadelphia. He graduated from Temple University and then received his master's in divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. He served the Lord in churches in Lakewood, Haddon Heights, Blackwood, Cinnaminson, New Jersey and South Dennis Congregational Church in Dennis, MA. A lifelong singer, he was a soloist of all genres of music, especially sacred music. He sang with the Percy Crawford Crusades throughout the country in his youth and every week on the radio. The family would like to thank Atria, Tina, Inez and all those who provided excellent care during Roberts final years. Services will be held privately. Memorial donations may be made to Princeton Theological Seminary, Attn: Department of Advancement, P.O. Box 821, 64 Mercer Street ,Princeton, NJ 08542-0803
Timothy M. Farrell
Class of 1979
When Tim Farrell helped found the eponymous Terry Fund in the months after Sept. 11, 2001, to memorialize his brother, an FDNY firefighter killed in the attacks, the charity gave small $500 scholarships, said their sibling and the fund's co-founder, Brian Farrell. In the 18 years since, the fund, named to honor Terry Farrell, who died while serving with Rescue 4, has expanded across the country, with 17 chapters from New York to California, including Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Nevada. Through the efforts of the brothers and others, the fund oversees several charitable efforts, including blood drives, scholarships and the transfer of surplus equipment from fire departments to other agencies in need. Tim Farrell, who operated R.P. McMurphy's Public House in Wantagh for nearly 40 years before his family sold the bar last year, died Dec. 14 at Good Shepherd Hospice of esophageal cancer. He was 62. Over the past decade, Brian Farrell said, the fund has given $3.5 million cash to first responders and their families, and $4.7 million in equipment. As recently as Friday, the fund donated an ambulance to a fire department in Missouri. "Even while he was in the hospital and he only had a week to live he directed a fundraiser," Brian Farrell said Thursday of Tim Farrell. "We all told him to cancel it - and he raised another $12,000 for first responders and their families." The fund that bears their hero brother's name got started at the family's Wantagh Avenue bar when the sale of dark blue memorial T-shirts netted $17,000 - and grew from there. One of the sponsors, bourbon maker Jim Beam, has donated nearly a half million dollars over the years. Terry Farrell was in Tower Two when it collapsed after the terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000, including 342 other FDNY firefighters. He was also a chief of the volunteer fire department in Dix Hills and donated bone marrow to a girl in Nevada in the mid-1990s. Timothy Michael Farrell was born Sept. 17, 1957, on Long Island to Joseph M. Farrell, a Town of Oyster Bay building inspector, and his wife Ruth Marie Kelly Farrell, a homemaker. The family had moved to East Meadow and then Hicksville, from Elmhurst, Queens. He attended Hicksville High School and Maryville College in Tennessee. Tim Farrell lived in Hicksville before marrying Alice O'Keefe and moving to Wantagh. He is survived by his wife along with siblings Brian of Wantagh, Dennis of Oyster Bay, Kevin of Wantagh, and Kieran of Parrish, Florida. A funeral Mass is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Frances De Chantal Roman Catholic Church in Wantagh, with burial to follow at Pinelawn Memorial Park in Farmingdale.
John P. Ferris
Class of 1950
John P. "Jack". Born March 4, 1928, in Cincinnati, Ohio; the youngest of eleven children of William L.B. and Bertha Ferris; Jack passed on September 22, 2011, after a lengthy battle with cancer in Sacramento, California. Jack was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Patricia and son Daniel Keith Ferris. He is survived by sons David (Laurie) and John (Mary) and Dan's family Lisa (wife) and grandchildren Shelley and Richie; grandson Nick Martines. Jack moved to California to open a new Formica plant in 1964 where he loved the work, people and the hot weather. In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory to American Cancer Society, National Parkinson Foundation or Maryville College are welcome.
Clyde H. Flanagan
Class of 1962
Colonel Clyde Harvey Flanagan, Jr. MD U.S. Army MC, (Ret.) CHAPIN Clyde Harvey Flanagan, Jr., MD, was born August 21, 1939 in Louellen, KY to his late parents, Ruby Caldwell and Clyde Harvey Flanagan, Sr. He passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at the age of 80 while surrounded by family after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He retained his sense of humor and kind nature through it all, and was just as likely to spontaneously burst into song as he was throughout his life. After graduating with a BS from Maryville College (TN) in 1962, Dr. Flanagan worked as an orderly in a hospital where he felt called to dedicate his life to helping others through the medical profession. He earned his MD at the University of Tennessee in 1966 and was certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Adult, Child, and Adolescent Psychiatry. In 1965 he joined the US Army Medical Corps and advanced to the rank of Colonel, before he retired from the Army in 1988, after 23 years of proud service to his country. The second phase of Dr. Flanagan's career began in 1988 when he moved to South Carolina with his family and became a professor of psychiatry at the department of psychiatry and behavioral science at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Over the next 25 years, he trained several generations of future medical doctors and earned many awards and accolades for his work in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry. After retiring in 2013, he was given the title of Professor Emeritus at USC. Dr. Flanagan is survived by his wife, Carol Flanagan of Chapin; sons, Clyde H. Flanagan (Stacey) III of PA, Patrick R. Flanagan (Charlotte) of Columbia; daughter, Colleen H. Flanagan of Chapin; grandchildren, Ashley Heckard of PA, Amber Flanagan of PA, Michael Flanagan of WA, Abigail Mardis (Tyler) of PA and Conor Flanagan of NM; sister, Darlene Patterson (Robert) of TN, along with numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Christopher S. Flanagan, who passed away in 2010. Dr. Flanagan was a member of Chapin Baptist Church, and enjoying fellowship with his church family at Sunday School was the highlight of his week for many years. His family would also like to extend their gratitude to the staff of Colonial Gardens Alzheimer's Special Care Unit and All Seasons Hospice for their loving and respectful care of Dr. Flanagan during the final months of his life. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at Chapin Baptist Church with interment to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Chapin Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 140 Stoneridge Drive, Ste. 210, Columbia, SC 29210.
Larry D. Fort
Class of 1971
May 11, 1949 - November 7, 2019 Larry D. Fort, 70, of Greeneville, died early Thursday morning at Durham-Hensley Health and Rehabilitation Center. Larry was the son of Willadean Johnston Fort and the late Lesley G. Fort. In addition to his mother, he survived by one sister: Mary Katherine Hubbard of Midlothian, VA; one nephew and his wife: Brandon and Kristi Smith of Locust Grove, VA. In accordance with Larry's wishes, there will be no visitation or service.
Kevin L. Fowler
Class of 2008
Kevin L. Fowler '08 graduated from Lamar University in December with a doctorate in Global Education Leadership.
Linda Reifenkugel Gibbons
Class of 1969
Linda Jane Gibbons, age 68 of Hermitage, died October 2, 2015 at her residence. Her family will celebrate her life with final services in New York.