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Name Note
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
Ed Brea
Class of 1980
Class Notes
Ed Brea '80, has been appointed Managing Director at Rosewood Yangon, Myanmar. With more than 30 years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry, Ed has managed prestigious properties in Asia, most recently for Kempinski Hotels, as well as for Hyatt, Shangri-La, and One&Only Resorts. Scheduled to open in Q4 2018, the Rosewood Yangon, housed in a meticulously restored colonial-era building dating back to 1927, is located on the Strand riverfront in the heart of the city's historic district within walking distance to the city's most notable attractions and business district
Emily S. Brewer
Class of 2009
Notes
Rev. Emily Brewer '09, executive director of Presbyterian Peace Fellowship participated in the PC(USA) Walk for a Fossil Free World. She was joined by her mother and MC Board of Church Visitor member, Sherry Brewer. The walk, a joint project of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship and Fossil Free PCUSA, began June 1 at the Presbyterian Center in Louisville. It ended June 16 at the start of the 223rd General Assembly. Read more here: bit.ly/2l5VUaD
Evelyn M. Brittain
Class of 1946
Memoriam
Evelyn Brittain passed away on July 21, 2010.
David Buckwalter
Class of 1974
Memoriam
John "David" Buckwalter, Knoxville, TN, age 66, of Knoxville, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2018. He was born on July 21, 1952 in Bradford, Pennsylvania. David spent his childhood in Wichita Falls, Texas and his teen years in Houston, Texas. He received a Fine Arts degree from Maryville College and an Architecture degree from the University of Tennessee. David valued employment experiences with Tremont, Peninsula Village, and various freelance projects as well as volunteer work building the Cumberland Trail and cleaning creeks with the Green Party of Knox County. He was an activist whose causes were expressed in the form of protests and editorial writing. David was physically, mentally, and emotionally adventurous. His favorite adventures included mountain climbing, cross-country bicycling, and human relations groups focused on person-centered communication. David excelled at several large and small-scale crafts including house construction, painting, pottery, basket weaving, arrowhead carving, and jewelry making. His jewelry was selected for inclusion at the Appalachian Arts Craft Center in Clinton, Tennessee. In recent weeks David had begun drafting a tiny house design. During his later years he lived with serious health issues and social isolation due to stroke-related "diff-abilities". Still, he felt like he had led a privileged life. David treasured family memories of travel, camping, and fly-fishing. He deeply valued time spent with his best friend and former wife, Donna Doyle, of Knoxville, and the companionship of his beloved cat, Abdulah. David's life would make a fascinating book. His life is still being written. Preceding him in death were his parents, John Buckwalter and Jane Summy Buckwalter, and his sister Nancy McGruther. He is survived by his sister, Barbara Carlitz, Palo Alto, California; three nieces, Natasha Carlitz, Menlo Park, California, Joy McGruther, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, and Jenn McGruther, Stanhope, New Jersey; nephew, John McGruther and niece-in-law, Tanja McGruther, Maryville, Tennessee; two grand nieces, Kaitlyn McGruther, Maryville, Tennessee and Amina Alaoui, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania; and a grand nephew, Tanner McGruther, Maryville, Tennessee. A private memorial will be held in honor and celebration of David's life.
Elizabeth Copeland Buford
Class of 1946
Memoriam
Passed away on May 3, 2018.
Theron H. Burchfield
Class of 1953
Memoriam
Theron Hubert Burchfield, age 92 of Gallatin, TN and formerly of Maryville passed away March 3, 2018. Mr. Burchfield was born in Maryville, TN on July 12, 1925 to the late Luther and Ruby Burchfield. After graduating from Everett High School, he joined the United States Navy and served proudly during World War II. Following his military service, he enrolled and graduated from Maryville College with a degree in engineering; he was a true believer in higher education. He retired from National South Wire Aluminum with many years of service. Mr. Burchfield was a member of SpringView Baptist Church in Maryville, had served as a deacon at two previous churches while living in Kentucky and most recently attended First Baptist Church Gallatin. An avid sports fan, he always cheered for the University of Tennessee in football, Kentucky in Basketball and the Atlanta Braves, he was passionate about these teams and also about his love of honey buns and root beer. His children best described him as a great father and a wonderful role model; he will be deeply missed. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Ann Burchfield. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Jane Burchfield; sons, Daniel Burchfield, Jeffrey Burchfield (Tammy) and Paul Burchfield (Laura); 7 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, siblings, Barbara Campbell (Bill) and Richard Burchfield (Kris). A graveside service was held, March 7, 2018 in the Grandview Cemetery, Maryville, Tennessee. There was Military Honors at the graveside. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to SpringView Baptist Church, 4220 U.S. Highway 411 South, Maryville, TN 37801. Arrangements Entrusted To: Crestview Funeral Home and Memory Gardens, 1623 Highway 109 North, Gallatin, TN 37066 (615)452-1943 www.crestviewfh.com
Angie Bowman Burke
Class of 1998
Birth
Adopted a son, Theodore Rexford Burke, born April 19, 2017 in Oklahoma City, OK.
Edward F. Burkhart
Class of 1945
Memoriam
Edward F. Burkhart passed away on December 16, 2007.
Mark Burnett
Class of 1981
Memoriam
writes in to share that effective January 1, 2019, he retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 31 years. A total of twenty-seven years in management with the last eleven as a postmaster. Plans for retirement are simple "The Party is back on!"
Allie Horvath Burns
Class of 2015
Notes
Allie Horvath Burns completed her master's degree in English Literature at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in May.
Allie Horvath Burns
Class of 2015
Class Notes
Allie Horvath Burns '15 accepted a position as career coach for students with disabilities at Pellissippi State Community College.
Cole J. Burns
Class of 2016
Notes
Cole completed his master's degree in College Student Personnel at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in May and shortly thereafter he began his position as the Director of Student Career Management in the Supply Chain Department at UTK.
Catharine Helms Butler
Class of 1948
Memoriam
Catharine Helms Butler passed away on July 7, 2005.
Evelyn Blackburn Campbell
Class of 1957
Memoriam
Evelyn Blackburn Campbell, age 83 of Maryville, Tenn., passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2018, at Brookdale at Sandy Springs. A faithful member of Maryville First United Methodist Church and a Maryville College graduate, she was preceded in death by her parents, John J. Blackburn and Jennie Evelyn Blackburn; her sister, Elizabeth Prather. Survivors include: husband of 61 years, Joe J. Campbell; daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Michael Wilson, Nancy and Gene Renshaw, Jane and Richard Jones, Karen and Scott Holloway; son and daughter-in-law; Mark and Robin Campbell; grandchildren; Joseph Wilson, John and Ani Wilson, Elizabeth Renshaw, Sarah and Beau Stanley, James and Samantha Renshaw, Cara and Ben Moss, Caitlin and Andy Davis, Steven Holloway, Kristen Holloway, Andrew, Ashley, Adam, and Anna Grace Campbell; great-grandchildren, Lily Kaye Stanley, Amelia Davis, Charlotte Davis; cousin, Jim Prather. Family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at Smith West Chapel. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2018, at First United Methodist Church. A private graveside service will be held prior to the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to First United Methodist Church. Smith Funeral and Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com.
Virginia Hand Campbell
Class of 1949
Memoriam
Virginia Lee Hand Campbell, 90, was born July 13, 1927, and died peacefully on March 17, 2018. A lifelong Blount Countian, Virginia graduated from Alcoa High School, Class of 1945, as Class Salutatorian. After graduating from Maryville College with a B.A. in Education in 1949, Virginia assisted in the development of the first kindergarten program at Alcoa First United Methodist Church in 1951 and was the program's first kindergarten teacher. In 1954, she began a 33-year career as a third-grade teacher in Alcoa City Schools. She was a lifelong member of Alcoa First United Methodist Church and a member of the United Methodist Women and the Christian Fellowship Sunday School class. She enjoyed the many friendships she made through the Chilhowee Club, ESO, Blount County Retired Teachers, Delta Kappa Gamma, and Red Hatters. In addition to her love for teaching children, Virginia was an avid reader, flower grower, bridge player, and cook. She loved her family and friends, especially her five grandchildren and great grandson, who were each very special to her. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, Robert & Mildred Hand, and her husband, L.A. Campbell. Survivors: Daughters Jenny (Bill) Pate and Amy (Phil) Large and son Bob (Connie) Campbell. Grandchildren: Meghan (David) Rasnake, Keely (Cat) Everett, David (Anna) Large, Bo Campbell and Shane Campbell; and one great-grandson, Eliot Campbell Rasnake. Thanks to the staff of Brookdale Sandy Springs for their love and excellent care for the past six years; many of you were not only her caregivers but also her friends. A memorial service was held at Alcoa First United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alcoa First United Methodist Church Building Fund or your favorite charity. Arrangements by Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com
Lauran S. Canacaris
Class of 2008
Birth
Lauran Canacaris '08 and Cory McAdams welcomed daughter Baker Knox McAdams on 8/17/18.
Jayne Smith Carie
Class of 1968
Memoriam
It is with great sadness that the family of Jayne Caryl (Smith) Carie, of Fruita, CO, announce her passing after a 25 year struggle with Breast Cancer at HopeWest Hospice, Grand Junction on June 3, 2018, at the age of 73 years. Jayne will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 49 years, Earl "Lee" Carie (Geologist, Land Manager BLM) and fondly remembered by her brother, Luther E. Smith, her sister, Janet Smith Leech and their spouses, along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, extended family and friends. Their son, Todd LeRoy Carie, whom they raised in Grand Junction, preceded his mother in death in 2005. Born in North Carolina on July 20, to Helen and Luther E. Smith, she was raised in Bel Air, MD, graduating from Bel Air High School and attending college at Maryville College, Maryville, TN, graduating with a Bachelors degree in Biology. Her work in this field included employment at National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland and University of California-Riverside as a Biology Research Assistant. During her married life, she lived in Rockville, Maryland, Washington D.C., Riverside, California, Grand Junction and Craig, Colorado, finally returning to Fruita with her husband to retire. Both Janye and Lee were longtime winter residents of Ajo, Arizona and enjoyed RV traveling throughout the U.S., Mexico and Canada. After moving to Grand Junction in 1976, Jayne became involved in wide range of community, philanthropic and social activities. She was an environmental activist, a leader in various breast cancer support groups, involved with the American Association of University Women and member of the First Congregational Church of Grand Junction. Jayne was an integral part of her broader community through active participation in numerous service and community projects. She was passionate particularly about the environment and women empowerment through education which is the focus of a group P.E.O. with her membership of many years. As a natural leader, Jayne used her interest and talent in a number of tactile arts by teaching and enjoying hobbies in quilting groups, calligraphy worshops, and other artistic pursuits. On a personal side, Jayne was a spiritual woman who often attended contemplative workshops, and demonstrated the wonderful gift of listening to friends and family. Jayne was "constant" in her friendships as a most trusted friend to many, with an engaging and welcoming personality to those new to the area or to whom she met through others. Always with a smile and time to talk, share and teach, Jayne provided support and generously offered help to new potential craft friends. She demonstrated her caring compassionate nature as a treasured wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend. Jayne will be greatly missed by all her family members and many friends across the country but surely those in Ajo, Arizona, and the Grand Junction and Fruita areas. Burial and memorial services will be held at a later date with final internment at Elmwood Cemetery, Fruita, CO. Contributions may be made to HopeWest Hospice, 3090B North 6th St., Grand Junction, CO 81506.