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Name Note
Mary Estes Akes
Class of 1948
Memoriam
Mary Estes Akes, 83, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2009. She was born in Tennessee, the daughter of the late Laurence Bradford Estes Jr. and Lidy Kate King Estes. Ms. Akes was a bookkeeper for Napa Motor Parts before retiring. She is survived by a daughter, Amy Kay Simmons of Savannah; a sister; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Earl Alton Akes Sr.; a son, Earl Alton Akes Jr.; three brothers, Laurence Bradford Estes Jr., Warner Moore Estes, and Thomas Bradford Estes.
Lynn Allen
Class of 1953
Memoriam
Dr. R. Lynn Allen, age 86, of Maryville, TN, passed away Saturday, July 08, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ada & Pearl Allen; brother, Ed Allen & wife Gloria, and brother-in-law, Bob Hollingshead. He is survived by Jo, his wife of 53 years; his son, Mark; his brother, Don (Sadie); sister, Mary Evelyn Hollingshead; brother-in-law, Bob Bralley (Lib); and several nieces and nephews. He was a member of Maryville First Baptist Church. Over the course of his life, he served as a church Minister of Education, Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, and a Member of the Nominating Committee. He received his Bachelor of Divinity and Master of Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, and earned his Ed.D in Educational Psychology and Guidance from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. An avid, lifelong Vols fan, he cheered on the orange at football, basketball, and baseball games. He was a professor of Psychology at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, and Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, and also served UT, Knoxville, as a recruiter of outstanding high school students. He believed that God called him to be a parent, and he cherished every minute he spent being a dad. At every career change, he considered the amount of time he would have with his family, especially as a dad. He greatly admired the late John Wooden, who coached basketball at UCLA; and he shared Wooden's priorities - God, family, and career in that order. Tender, loving care is eternal. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Maryville First Baptist Church will be appropriate. Family received friends on July 15, 2017, at Smith Trinity Chapel. Celebration of Life will followed. Everyone who wished was invited to wear something orange.
Robbie L. Allen
Class of 2000
Notes
Robertson Allen married his partner of 11 years, Dorothy Cheng, in May 2016 at a wedding on the Olympic Peninsula, WA. Rob's book, based on his doctoral research and titled America's Digital Army: Games at Work and War, is scheduled to be published by the University of Nebraska Press in July, 2017.
Charles B. Alsmeyer
Class of 1975
Memoriam
Charles Charles Bennett Alsmeyer, 62, passed away on Thursday, March 3, 2016. He was a graduate of Texas A & M University and worked in the computer programming field. Charles is survived by wife Sharon, son Dylan, step-daughter Alexandra Magnus; brother David (wife Jan) in England; sister Ann Kellett (husband Michael) in Bryan/College Station, TX; aunt Doris Sills in Florence, SC; Uncle Ray Alsmeyer (wife Jean) in Houston, TX; nieces, nephews and cousins; and numerous in-laws. A casual open house celebration of his life was held at the residence 460 Cambria Lane SW, Lilburn, GA, on Saturday, March 12. The family wishes expressions of sympathy to be made as contributions to Heartland Hospice Fund.
Alex Anderson
Class of 2012
Notes
During the international Reebok CrossFit Games Aug. 3-6 in Madison, Wis., Alex finished in ninth place after coming in 11th in 2016 and 13th in 2015. As a professional CrossFit athlete, he trains by doing multiple workout sessions a day in this discipline that involves everything from training with weights, to physical endurance, to gymnastics-like exercises. Read more here: http://trueviralnews.com/meet-tennessees-fittest-man/
Meriam McGaha Anderson
Class of 1944
Memoriam
Meriam Reva McGaha Anderson, age 94 of Fountain City passed away on October 7, 2017. Meriam was born December 13, 1922 in Newport, Cocke County, Tennessee. Parents were Lauvinia Fisher and Dr. William Edgar McGaha. Meriam graduated from Maryville College in 1944. After graduation, she was employed by Bureau of Mines, Norris, TN and later Union Carbide at K25, Oak Ridge as a chemist before beginning her family. She was a member of Fountain City Presbyterian Church and a past board member of historic Ramsey House (APTA). Meriam enjoyed gardening, playing bridge, water color painting, and spending time in the Great Smoky Mountains. Preceded in death by parents, husband of 53 years, Harold L. Anderson; brothers Cecil and Dudley McGaha and sisters Lena Brake and Devida King. Survivors include daughter Susan Anderson Pannell; son, James Anderson (Debbie); grandchildren: Anne Pannell Rodman (John), Nathan Anderson (Carrie), William Pannell (Zora Beth); great grandchildren: Whit, Charlie and Reynolds Anderson and Katie and Jack Rodman, and many nieces and nephews. The family received friends on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 in the chapel of Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home, with the Funeral Service at after with Pastor Gradye Parson, officiating. Burial at Lynnhurst Cemetery following the service. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity in Meriams's memory.
Kat Atchley Arbogast
Class of 2001
Birth
Son, Wallace Reid Arbogast, born on September 22, 2016. Wallace was 9lb, 1 oz, 20.25 inches.
Jeanne Howell Baccarat
Class of 1954
Memoriam
Jeanne Howell Baccarat passed away on May 21, 2013.
Barbara Pettigrew Bacon
Class of 1965
Memoriam
Barbara Pettigrew Bacon, 73, of Fort Myers, FL passed away peacefully at home on March 24, 2017 after a brief illness. She was surrounded by family. Barbara was born in New York, NY on July 7, 1943 to John and Edith Pettigrew. She grew up in Morris Plains, NJ and graduated from Maryville College in 1965. After college, she joined the American Red Cross Clubmobile program (the Donut Dollies) where she presented education programs for off-duty American Servicemen. She served at Camp Pelham, South Korea and then at the ASCOM base in Seoul. After serving with the American Red Cross she lived briefly in Boston, Lansing, and Baton Rouge before moving to Nassau, Bahamas where she met and married Alan Bacon. They moved to London, England where their daughter Amanda was born. Barbara was an accomplished teacher who was loved by many students and staff during her 30 years at The Canterbury School in Fort Myers. While at Canterbury, Barbara passed on her enthusiasm and love for learning to her students through her geography and history classes as well as theater productions in the early years; she was a champion of her students and a loyal supporter of her colleagues' interests and efforts throughout the years. Barbara was also a long-time volunteer at the Alliance of the Arts and an avid nature lover and conservationist; she also served on several boards of local non-profit organizations, focusing on ones involving preservation of natural resources. Barbara loved to travel, had a thirst for learning and wanted to experience all the world had to offer. She is survived by her daughter, Amanda Bacon Lillis and son-in-law Joe Lillis of Boston, MA; her siblings Mary Ellen Ferraro of Bridgewater, NJ, Kathie Zunich of Fort Myers, FL, Walter and Laurie Pettigrew of Cedarville, NJ, David Pettigrew of Fort Myers, FL; nieces and nephews, Stacey Ferraro and Craig Cascio, Kevin and Nicole Ferraro, Lisa Zunich, John Pettigrew and Brianna Marinitti; and great nephews and nieces, Griffin, Logan, Abigail, and Peyton. Barbara is preceded in death by her parents, John and Edith Pettigrew. A private service will be held for family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Hope Hospice of Fort Myers or The Carter Center of Atlanta.
Evelyn Boughton Baker
Class of 1954
Notes
In 2016 Evelyn and Gareth (both from the Class of 1954) were asked to form and chair a committee in Bristol Village to raise funds from Bristol Village residents to help build a new Pike County Public Library in Waverly, Ohio. Bristol Village is a retirement community in Waverly, Ohio and they have in their own independent house for 18 years. The couple is still in good health and are very active in their church and community. They realized this was a historical undertaking and would benefit all ages of people in Pike County for the next 100 years. It was predicted the building will cost over $3,500,000 and it would take at least five years to raise the necessary funds and to build. Gareth and Evelyn gathered a committee and together they set a goal of $250,000 just for Bristol Village residents. That goal was exceeded in cash and pledges in just over six months. On June 29, 2017 the Pike County Rotary Club honored the couple for their community service along with another couple who worked closely with them. Currently, $259,653 has been raised from BV residents.
Gary Baker
Class of 1954
Notes
In 2016 Evelyn and Gareth (both from the Class of 1954) were asked to form and chair a committee in Bristol Village to raise funds from Bristol Village residents to help build a new Pike County Public Library in Waverly, Ohio. Bristol Village is a retirement community in Waverly, Ohio and they have in their own independent house for 18 years. The couple is still in good health and are very active in their church and community. They realized this was a historical undertaking and would benefit all ages of people in Pike County for the next 100 years. It was predicted the building will cost over $3,500,000 and it would take at least five years to raise the necessary funds and to build. Gareth and Evelyn gathered a committee and together they set a goal of $250,000 just for Bristol Village residents. That goal was exceeded in cash and pledges in just over six months. On June 29, 2017 the Pike County Rotary Club honored the couple for their community service along with another couple who worked closely with them. Currently, $259,653 has been raised from BV residents.
Ann Haygood Bauman
Class of 1947
Memoriam
Ann E. (Haygood) Bauman, 92, formerly of Natrona Heights, PA, died on Monday, March 13, 2017 at Oak Hill Nursing Home, Greensburg, PA. Ann was born on Tuesday, November 25, 1924 in Chicago, IL to the late James and Hazel (Henry) Haygood. Ann graduated from Mount Lebanon High School Class of 1942 and later Westminster College where she earned a BA in Business and went on to work as a teacher's aide at Wood Street Elementary in Natrona. Ann was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, loved animals, and enjoyed reading, playing piano, sewing, and doing genealogy. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her two daughters, Kathy Bauman of Latrobe and Gale Bauman of Alameda, CA. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dale E. Bauman on November 23, 2013.
Karson Leitch Beaty
Class of 1998
Memoriam
The family of Karson Leitch Beaty (nee Karson Shea Leitch) regretfully reports her passing in Knoxville, Tennessee on August 4, 2017 at the age of 41. Karson grew up in Stone Mountain, Georgia, attending Stone Mountain High School where she acted in several school plays as an active member of the drama program. Beginning her life-long interest in community service, Karson volunteered for the Appalachia Service Project throughout high school and continued as a staff member during her college years until 1997, when she completed her service as a Center Director. She continued her interest in acting at Maryville College in Tennessee while obtaining her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Sign Language, with a minor in Theater. While at Maryville she founded the college's chapter of Habitat for Humanity and was nominated upon graduation for Outstanding Sociology Student. Karson was subsequently awarded a Masters in Social Work degree from the University of Tennessee Knoxville. After graduation from UT, Karson was hired as a social worker for TEIS (Tennessee Early Intervention System). She then worked for East Tennessee Children's Hospital as a social worker in the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology department. These positions were perfect fits because of her love for children. In 2007 Karson was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer and in 2009 her condition progressed to Stage IV metastatic. Throughout all of her difficult treatments she maintained her characteristic smile, positive attitude and desire to help others. She inspired many by never giving up hope for recovery. She never believed that she "lost a battle" with cancer. Instead, she always rose above it, even in her final days. Karson is survived by her mother Leigh Essex Walker, stepfather Jeff Walker, father David Leitch, and stepmother, Janice Leitch. She is also survived by her brother Kirk Leitch, sister-in-law Lindsey Leitch, niece Harper Leitch, brother Marty Tomlinson, sister Rachael Shook, brother-in-law Cody Shook, brother Connor Leitch, and sister Jordan Leitch. Karson was a member of Cokesbury United Methodist Church, Knoxville. Donations in memory of Karson may be made to Wind River Cancer Wellness Programs, 430 Larsen Lane, Tryon, NC 28782, www.windriverservices.org/donate. Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Roswell, Georgia. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held in Knoxville, Tennessee in September.
Matthew T. Bertrand
Class of 2009
Notes
Matt and Myranda Bertrand '09, a baby girl, Lydia Caroline, September 16, 2017.
Myranda Austin Bertrand
Class of 2009
Notes
Myranda Bertrand was recently promoted to Senior Talent Manager II at the Sam's Club Home Office in Bentonville, Arkansas. In this role she will have oversight and responsibility for talent and succession planning, performance metrics, talent programming and culture and diversity initiatives.
Myranda Austin Bertrand
Class of 2009
Birth
Matt and Myranda Bertrand '09, a baby girl, Lydia Caroline, September 16, 2017.
Charles R. Blackburn
Class of 1954
Memoriam
Charles Roy Blackburn, age 85 of Maryville, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Morning View. He was born in Maryville, attended Maryville City Schools, Maryville College and was a graduate of the University of Tennessee. He served in the U. S. Navy as a pilot from 1953-55. Charles owned Quick-Way Homes Real Estate Company. He served on Blount County Real Estate Board, Maryville Planning and Zoning Committees, Maryville Historic District, and an officer of American Society of Appraisers. He was a life long member of New Providence Presbyterian Church where he was a member of the choir and former Trustee. Charles was a Rotarian, Paul Harris Fellow and member of Jaycee organization. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Alice Blackburn; sister, Alice Marie Blackburn Ayres; brother, Jim Blackburn. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Liz Blackburn '58; sons and daughters-in-law, Rick and Cindy Blackburn, Tim and Jean Blackburn; grandchildren, Gracie Blackburn of Charlotte, NC, Joe Blackburn (Rachel) of Kirkland, WA, Jordis Blackburn, Audrey Blackburn; great grandchildren, Virginia Blackburn, Luke Blackburn; brother-in-law, David Ayres of Howey, FL; sister-in-law, Fern Blackburn of Knoxville. A memorial service will be at 4:00 p.m. Sunday at New Providence Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dr. Emily Anderson officiating. A private entombment will be at Grandview Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Providence Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir, 703 W. Broadway, Maryville, TN 37801 or to Maryville College, attn: Advancement, 502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804.
Kathryn Smith Boruff
Class of 2004
Birth
has had a third baby boy she says has made their family complete! Dane Alan-Edward was born on July 23, 2016.
Lilybel Gunn Bounds
Class of 1947
Memoriam
Lilybel Gunn Bounds, 89, of Chatom, passed away June 26, 2016 at the Washington County Nursing Home. She was born August 23, 1926 to R.H. and Thelma Lee Gunn. A veteran educator with the Washington County Board of Education, she served for 47 years, 37 of those as principal at Chatom Elementary School. She was preceded in death by her husband, Davis E. Bounds; her parents; siblings, Beatrice Gunn Kinard, Jimmy Gunn, Harvey (Eileen) Gunn and niece, Cindy Thompson Aucoin and nephews, Steve Thompson and Jerry Gunn. She is survived by her daughter Cynthia Bounds Laurie-Arnold of Mandeville, LA; grandchildren, Jennifer Laurie (Keith) Lambert of Chatom, Rachel Laurie (Rob) Riddle of Prattville; great-grandchildren, Joseph Britton Lambert of Chatom, Samuel Wilkins Riddle of Prattville; siblings, Thelma Gunn Thompson of Meridian, MS, Carolyn Gunn Shelton of Phoenix City, Judge William "Bill" (Elaine) Gunn of Meridian, MS; nieces, Jena Thompson Abrams, Tracy Thompson Bourgeois, Deborah Gunn Mallard, Cathy Kinard Miles, Marsha Gunn Cook, Kim Gunn Rainer; nephews, Mike Gunn, Martin Gunn, Scotty Gunn, Robert Thompson, Richard Kinard, Bruce Kinard, Gregg Kinard, Keith Moore, Brad Moore, Kevin Gunn; 28 great-nieces and nephews and 29 great, great nieces and nephews.
Adlai Boyd
Class of 1957
Notes
writes going strong at 81 and counting! Howie!