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Martha Quick Cardot m
Class of 1961
Martha Jean Quick Cardot, age 79, of Beverly, West Virginia, died on Monday, August 5, 2019 at the Elkins Rehabilitation and Care Center. Mardi was born in Elkins, West Virginia on November 1, 1939. She was the oldest daughter of the late Ralph Harding Quick and the late Margaret Jean Morrison Quick. Her early years were spent in Durbin, Lesage and Charleston, WV. She graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School in 1957. A diligent student and talented singer Mardi attended Maryville College and graduated from Davis & Elkins College in 1962 where she majored in Education and sang in the campus choir. The love of faith, education, music and nature would accompany her during her entire life. In August 1963 Mardi married Richard W. Cardot at 1st Presbyterian Church, Charleston, WV, whom she met while singing in the chancel choir. In 1969 Mardi and Richard returned to Randolph County where they made a home. A lifelong educator, Mardi taught in Kanawha, Monongalia and Randolph Counties for a total of 32 years. Mardi's life was a demonstration of love for family, faith and community. A Presbyterian by profession, she was an ordained Ruling Elder who served the church in many capacities including sessional committees, pastoral search committees and Sunday School teaching. She was active in community theatre, Forest Festival Committees including Assistant to the Queen's department. She loved music, singing, playing cards with "The Bridge Club," and keeping up on the accomplishments of her students. Mardi placed great value in her involvement in the Order of the Eastern Star and was a life member of the Tiskelwah Chapter No. 45. Mardi's life is an ongoing legacy to her family, friends and students. She would still challenge us to put down roots and commit ourselves to God-given passions. She was a teacher-at-heart from her earliest days in a 2-room school in Lesage and taught long after her retirement from the Randolph County Schools. Her students will remember National Pickle Day, "sounding it out," "taking a minute to think about it," and "Can you think of that another way?" Her warm smile, kind spirit, quick wit and beautiful voice will long be remembered by those who knew and loved her. Mardi is survived by her husband of 56 years, Richard W. Cardot; three children, Guy Richard Cardot (Aimee) of Beverly, WV, Maria Louise Cardot Lane (Tim) of Montpelier, VA, Margaret Anne Cardot (Mike) of Richmond, Virginia; seven grandchildren, Elise, Richie, Sam, Isaac, Max, Henry and Nora; one sister Mary Ellen Dawkins (Bill); one nephew, John Walton Reynolds; one niece, Rebecca Reynolds Heath; and one uncle, Robert Morrison. Friends are invited to gather at the Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church for visitation on Saturday, August 31 from 1:30 until 3 p.m. A Service of Witness to the Resurrection will be held at 3 p.m. with a time for fellowship to follow. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Beverly Bookmobile, c/o Beverly Elementary School, 505 Main St., Beverly, WV 26253. The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements for Martha Jean Cardot. Send online condolences to the family at
Belle Chandler
Class of 1942
Belle Chandler passed away on July 7, 2014.
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.
Scottie Cline
Class of 1992
writes in to share that he umpired the 2019 College World Series in Omaha, NE in June of 2019. He also umpired it in 2016.
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.
Keen Compher
Class of 1964
Marvin Keen Compher, age 76, died peacefully at home on Saturday, July 21, 2018 of ALS. He was the beloved husband of Judith Marsch Compher for 36 years; and son of Louise Compher (age 102) and the late Marvin K. Compher, Sr.; he is also survived by brothers Vic (Charlene), Bill, Steve and Danny (Cindy); and nieces Heather, Amanda, Sarah; and nephews Kevin and Cedar. Keen's Carpe Diem philosophy sustained him throughout his 50 month illness and his courage and grace amazed all who knew him. Keen was a graduate of Wake Forest (1964) and received his Ph. D. in Biology from The University of Virginia (1968). He was a professor of Biology and taught at College of Wooster, Chatham and Westminster College where he was pre-med advisor and first faculty advisor to Allies, Westminster's gay/straight alliance. Keen's favorite student evaluation was "Keen is a masterful mentor, upholding the entire class in the palm of his hand." He was a life-long student of the German language, a world traveler, a master gardener, a gourmet cook and an accomplished pianist. Friends were his life's greatest treasure and he leaves a host of loving friends across the country and around the world. A memorial service will take place at Calvary Episcopal Church on Saturday, August 4 at 11 a.m. Contributions in Keen's memory may be made to The Pittsburgh Foundation, with LiveLikeLou in the "memo" line, and sent to The Pittsburgh Foundation c/o Lindsay Aroesty, 5 PPG Place, Suite 250, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or Calvary Episcopal Church, 315 Shady Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206. Condolences may be left at
William F. Crain
Class of 1946
William F. Crain passed away on November 20, 2015.
Michael H. Crawford
Class of 1987
Michael Harry Crawford, age 53, of South Knoxville, died Sunday, May 4, 2019 at the family home. Survivors include his brother, William (Karen) Crawford; sister, Heidi Wells.
James V. Culbertson
Class of 1961
James Valentine Culbertson, age 79, went to be with Lord on February 13, 2019. Jim was born February 17, 1939, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, son to Kenneth Sr. and Margaret D. Being born three days after Valentine's Day and passing just a day before Valentine's Day was befitting a man who was surrounded by Love. Jim lived the past 25 years in Buena Vista, Colorado after raising his family in Fort Stewart, Georgia and Fauquier County, Virginia. Jim, or 'Willie' as he was affectionately called (due to his likeness to Willie Nelson), had a servant's heart. He was a founding member and past president of the Chaffee County Habitat for Humanity. Jim loved bluegrass music and also served as a board member and past president of the Walden Chamber Music Association. He was a board member for the Central Colorado Conservancy, and also volunteered with the Arkansas Valley Christian Mission. He was a BSA Scoutmaster for many years, and he contributed to many other causes. He was devoted to the preservation of wildlife and nature, and proud of his military service in the US Army. Jim put his energy, heart and soul into everything he did, including construction, being a head baker, a log cabin builder, and finally in his dream job of working the past 25 years as a caretaker for the Butler family ranch in Buena Vista. A student of philosophy, religion, and staunch supporter of the Constitution, Jim exemplified the ideals of giving more than you receive, the value of hard work, and having integrity in everything he did. Jim's spirit of kindness, his smile and sparkle in his eyes was felt by everyone who knew him. His Children and Family miss him and Love him deeply and will always try to live up to his spirit as he is "on the road again". Preceded in death by his parents and brother Kenneth Jr., Jim is survived by his brothers, Richard Culbertson and Robert Culbertson, and his sisters Joy Rossell and Judi Starks, his daughter Kimberli Saunders and husband Tom, his son Kevin Culbertson and wife Renee, his granddaughter Lauren Anne Culbertson, his grandson Daron Lee Culbertson and wife Danielle, his great-granddaughter Lavender Ruth, and many nieces and nephews including, Melissa Williams, Teresa Culbertson-Bush, Linda Ratliff, Mike Culbertson, and Kacie Starks. Jim graduated with the Class of 1957 from Hollidaysburg Senior High School, Pennsylvania; he attended Maryville College, Tennessee; and he served three years in the US Army at Ft. Stewart, Georgia. A ceremony celebrating Jim's life will take place on Saturday, March 9, 2019, 4:30 PM at Soul Purpose Community Church, 12698 Shipps Store Road, Bealeton, Virginia. A Memorial Facebook page: "James Valentine Culbertson - a celebration of his life" is available. Donations in his honor can be made to any of the local causes that Jim supported, or to the Dementia Society of America. To plant a tree in memory of James Culbertson, please visit our Tribute Store.
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.
Helen Voiles Davis
Class of 1961
Helen Voiles Davis, 80, passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at Elmcroft of Muncie following a long illness. She was born in Jamestown, Tenn., on March 23, 1939, the daughter of Willard and Lena (Rich) Voiles and has lived in either Farmland or Muncie, Indiana since 1960. Helen attended Maryville College and later graduated from Ball State University with a bachelor's degree in English Literature and a Masters degree in Library Science. She was retired from a 27-year career as an English teacher and head librarian at Monroe Central Jr-Sr High School, where she enjoyed getting students excited about books and reading. In addition to being a devoted wife, mother, sister, and grandmother, her lifelong passions included books, gardening, and genealogy. After retiring, she became a Master Gardener, devoting hours of volunteer time to gardens at Minnetrista and the native garden project at the Red-tail Land Conservancy near Prairie Creek Reservoir, among others. When not gardening, she corresponded with distant cousins and acquaintances across the country to trace her family tree, discovering direct lines to Sergeant Alvin C. York and Davy Crockett as well as other less-reputable characters, which she always found amusing. Though often reserved, she was quick to smile and put others at ease and was known among friends and family for her extreme generosity. Survivors include her husband, Daniel Davis, Muncie, Indiana, with whom she would have celebrated 25 years of marriage in August; her son, Gary Richard (Cheryl) Davis, Harriman, Tennessee; her daughter, Julie Davis Rennecker, Austin, Texas; and her stepdaughter, Tammy Davis (Jim) Henderson, Muncie; four sisters, Lola (Howard) Hayes, Nashville, Tennessee; Sue (Richard) Amonett, Indianapolis; Bettye (Barry) Munday, Carrollton, Georgia; Ann (Joe) Hill, Elijay, Georgia; one brother, Doug (Valeria) Voiles, Jamestown, Tennessee; and one half-brother, Roy (Gwen) Strayer. Her grandchildren include two granddaughters, Katherine Ellen (Zach) Davis, Louisville, Tennessee; and Sarah Beth Davis, Knoxville, Tennessee; one step-granddaughter, Brittany Henderson, Muncie; and two step-grandsons, Tyler Henderson and Kasey Lyle Henderson, both of Muncie. Survivors also include numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and -nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, numerous aunts and uncles, and one niece, Della Faye Williams. A service to celebrate Helen's life will be held on Monday, July 29, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Wilson Shook Funeral Home, Thornburg Memorial Chapel, State Road 32 East, Parker City, Indiana, with Pastor Tylor Jackson officiating. Family and friends may call prior to the service from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 29th. Burial will follow at Tomlinson Cemetery, Muncie, Indiana. In lieu of flowers, friends and family are invited to make memorial contributions in Helen's honor to the Monroe Central Scholarship Fund by mail to Monroe Central Scholarship Fund, 1878 N. 1000 W. Parker City, IN 47368 or envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared with the family at
Dan T. Dockery
Class of 1997
Daniel Thomas Dockery, of Kennesaw, GA, passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. He was born on September 1, 1974 in Jacksonville, FL. Dan grew up in Maryville, TN where he played high school sports and later went on to play football at Maryville College and earned a bachelor's degree. After college, Dan started his career in Cincinnati, OH and eventually settled in Atlanta where he met his wife, Lori Dockery. Dan and Lori settled in Kennesaw where they have been building a life together with their three beautiful children. Family was Dan's top priority and he actively participated in all his children's activities. There was not a sport that he did not enjoy and always encouraged all three of his children to give every sport a try. Dan nurtured a joyful and lively family. From allowing the family to have a 50+lb indoor pet pig, Floyd, to his memorable stay vacations where the family would drive for hours to finally arrive at a hotel in Kennesaw. Dan a 20-year tenured InfoMart executive led all accounting activities. He was a leader and a true friend that you could always depend upon. Dan's blunt and quick wit always generated a laugh and a smile. He was known for his original and genuinely funny nicknames. Daniel leaves to cherish in his memory, wife, Lori Dockery; children, Jackson (15), Eliza (14) and Thomas (11), parents, Jack and Barbara Dockery of Madisonville, TN, brother, Doug Dockery and wife of Frisco, TX, nieces, Alyssa and Ashley and nephews, Alexander and Aiden Dockery, in-laws, Charlie and Janie Pertain, many more extended family members and close friends. The family of Daniel Dockery will receive friends for a gathering on Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 1 PM until 3 PM followed by a memorial service at 3 PM at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home.
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
Robert F. Durant
Class of 1970
Robert F. Durant has retired as professor emeritus in public administration and policy from American University, in Washington, DC. He now resides n Marietta, Georgia, with his wife, Jennifer. His latest book, Building the Compensatory State: An Intellectual History and Theory of American Administrative Reform, will be published by Routledge Press in Fall 2019.
Herman T. Dykes
Class of 1957
Reverend Herman Dykes passed away suddenly on Tuesday June 2, 2015 at the age of 85, in Tavares, Florida. He grew up in Tavares and graduated from Tavares High School in 1947. He went on to graduate from Maryville University and then Princeton University with a Master's Degree in Theology. He was ordained in 1962 as a Presbyterian Minister, and was also employed by the Department of the Interior, in Washington D.C. He returned to Orlando Florida after his retirement in 1992. He has resided in Tavares with his family for the past 2 years. He is survived by his five nieces, three nephews and their families; along with his beloved whippet dog Haylie. He is preceded in death by his parents, Herman T Dykes Sr. and Zena M Dykes; his brother Bernard Dykes; and his sister Betty A Dykes Hawthorne Visitation will be held at Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, Ivanhoe Chapel Thursday 5:30 pm until 8 pm. Services will be held Friday 11 am at St. Stephens Presbyterian Church, Orlando, Florida with committal to follow at Chapel Hill Cemetery, Orlando, Florida. Arrangements by Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home Ivanhoe Chapel Home.
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.
Penny Blackwood Ferguson
Class of 1969
During the 34th Annual Daily Times Academic Awards on May 6, 2019, Penny Blackwood Ferguson '69 and Adriel McCord '00 were inducted into the Daily Times Wall of Fame, which recognizes professional achievement and community involvement. Ferguson is a nationally recognized teacher at Maryville High School, and McCord is vice president of First Tennessee Bank.
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.
Charles W. Finley
Class of 1965
Charles W. Finley passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at the age of 76 while battling cancer. His father once told him that education is one thing that no one can ever take from you. Because he believed so strongly in the value of an education, Charles spent his life as a teacher, a principal, and a member of the Blount County Board of Education, always encouraging young people. At the time of his death, Charles was about to begin his 50th year of coaching. Each coaching position and each player held a special place in his heart. He is survived by his wife, Babs Finley. Charles was preceded in death by: parents, C.L. and Oneida Finley; sister, Donna; brother, Joe Allen; his children, Chris and Tamara. Charles' other survivors include Tamara's children, Chad and Matthew Barham (father, John Barham and wife, Heather); Judy Finley (Chris and Tamara's mother); stepsons, Chris Conner (wife, Melissa and children Reid and Eliza) and David Conner (son, Jones). Charles will be remembered by other extended family members, his many friends, and former students and players who were touched and enriched by his presence in their lives. At Charles' request his body will be cremated and no services will be held. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service.