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Olive Dupuy Boyer
Class of 1943
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Olive D. Boyer, passed away on September 18, 2014 in Edgewater, Florida, leaving to mourn family and friends.
Gwendolyn Greenlee Bradsher
Class of 1948
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
Class of 1946
Margaret Helen Brasfield 97 of Quinton, Alabama passed away peacefully at her home after a long illness on Aug 31, 2014. She was born in 1917 to Flora and Ferris Keys in Haleyville Alabama. Surviving her are 3 nieces; Bonnie Ellis Evans and Elizabeth (Betsy) Ellis Ormond of Birmingham, Kristie Sandver Perez of Camby Oregon. On the Brasfield side 2 nieces, Nancy Brasfield Jordon and Mary Ann Ingram of AL and 4 nephews; Jim & John Brasfield of AL, Raul de la Vega of NC and Ron de la Vega of TN, along with many great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews on both sides. She was a lifelong member of Quintown Church of Christ. Having no biological children of her own, she was a wonderful inspiration of her love for Christ to her family and friends. She frequently spoke of adults who had been in her Sunday school classes through the years. She loved all children and they all loved her in return. She graduated from West Jefferson High School and went on to fill in as a part time substitute teacher for several years. She was always interested in her church, home and community. A special thanks and gratitude to her cousin Mary Isom Reynolds who was there for her until the end, her friend Finley Tuggle and to her care givers Linda Lanier, Betty Leslie and Joyce Adelman and to all the UMWA health care doctors and providers. Interment is at Quintown Church of Christ Cemetery.
Megan Kolb Brooks
Class of 2016
Joseph Mitchell Brooks '15 and Megan Elyse Kolb '16 were married on April 8, 2017 in Maryville, TN. Joe and Megan met at Maryville College and dated for three and half years before getting married. Joe even proposed to Megan by sending her on an easter egg hunt around the Maryville College campus!
Lois Ratliff Brown
Class of 1943
Lois Ratliff Brown passed away on April 8, 2016, in Cape May, NJ, at the age of 95.
Ed Brubaker
Class of 1938
Rev. Dr. Charles Edward Brubaker, age 99, of Kennett Square, PA, died Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Kendal at Longwood Community in Kennett Square. He was the husband of Doris Jane King Brubaker, with whom he shared 70 years of marriage. Born in Birmingham, AL, he was the son of the late Lauren E. and the late Nora (Drake) Brubaker. He earned a BA from Maryville College in 1938, a BD (Bachelor's of Divinity) from Princeton Theological Seminary, 1941 was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Maryville College. After graduating from Princeton, he entered the pastorate at North Avenue Presbyterian Church, New Rochelle, New York, 1941-43. After Pearl Harbor he became a Chaplain in the US Marine Corps, 1943-46. His service there included the battles of Saipan, Tinian, Okinawa and the occupation of Nagasaki. He was awarded the Bronze star. Ed and Doris J. King were married in 1946 and have shared in the ministry ever since, serving four more pastorates: Central Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, AK, 1948-53; Tabernacle Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, PA, 1953-60; First Presbyterian Church, Englewood, NJ, 1960- 69; and First Presbyterian Church, Wichita, KS, 1969-79.He was the Synod Executive of the Synod of Mid-America (Kansas and Missouri) 1979 -85. Soon after retirement they offered to be Volunteers in Mission for the Presbyterian Church, USA, and served in that capacity in Trinidad, West Indies 1986-88, where they were assigned four churches. He served on the Board of Directors of Maryville College, Maryville, TN, 1959-82; Princeton Seminary Board of Trustees, 1959-62, Presbyterian Dept. of Chaplain & Service Personnel as Chairman, 1963-69; Wichita, Ks Rotary Club, 1969-79; and Wichita, KS Symphony Board, 1974-78. The Brubakers have lived in the Kendal Continuing Care Community, Kennett Square, PA, since 1995. They have been active in and led many different interest groups including the Kendal Residence Association, which manages the life of the community. Doris served on the board and Ed became president. In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Wendy Osher, Scott Brubaker, Lynn Brubaker and Laurie Davis; and eight grandchildren, Benjamin, Jacob, Isaac, Ryan, Daphne, Mo, Emily and Hannah. A memorial service was held on February 27, 2017 at Kendal At Longwood Auditorium, 1109 East Baltimore Pike Kennett Square, PA 19348. Interment was held that afternoon at First Presbyterian Church in Englewood, N.J. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Presbyterian Mission Agency, online: or by mail to Presbyterian Mission Agency, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.),100 Witherspoon Street Louisville, KY 40202-1396. Arrangements are by Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home Inc. 610-444-4116 of Kennett Square. To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit
Eddie Bryant
Class of 1998
Charles Edward Bryant, age 62, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 20, 2017. He was born October 23, 1954, to Leroy and Allene Bryant in Maryville, Tennessee. "Eddie" was a graduate of Alcoa High School, Class of 1972. He later received his Bachelor of Science degree from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio. He was a faithful member of Peace and Goodwill Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. Finding his true love and soulmate in his later years, he married Tina Mae Dixson on August 15, 2015. Preceded in death by his father; brothers, Leroy and Jeffery Bryant; and father-in-law, Elder A.C. Dixson. Survived by his wife, Tina Bryant; sons, Edward (India) McDowell, Jason (Erin) Bryant, Jeffery Bryant, Curtis Jordan and Isaiah Ervin; daughters, Whitley Bryant and Tramaine Robinson; thirteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Constance Jean Bryant-Berry; brother, Alan Jerome Bryant; brother-in-law, C. Clay Berry; sister-in-law, Jennifer Bryant; mother-in-law, Ida Dixson; aunt, Anne Herion (Greenlawn, NY); devoted niece, Tiffany Ashleigh Johnson (Brooklyn, NY); devoted cousins: Korey Gaines, Deborah Bright, Phyllis McDermott, Carolyn Leverett and Maria Williams; a host of other family and friends to include the Dixson family and devoted friends: Larry Irving, Cleo Ellis, Terry Logan, Doug Scott and friend/brother-in-law, Arthur Dixson, Jr. Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from Apr. 22 to Apr. 28, 2017
Jackie Kendall Burnett
Class of 1954
Louise Jacquelene Burnett, 83, passed away Wednesday, Sept 16, 2015 from complications due to Alzheimer's Disease. Louise is survived by her children Richard M. (Regina M.) Burnett, Judith M. Burnett, Laura A. Burnett and Joseph W. (Lara J.) Burnett; grandson Simon P. Burnett; sister to Marvin G. Kendall, Frank S. Duncan, and the late Phyllis Poehler, Rachel Kendall and Wanda Kendall. Louise, known as Jackie to friends and family, was many things to many people in her eighty-three year life. Jackie was first a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, mother-in-law and grandmother. She was a loyal and loving friend. She was a volunteer for many organizations: Girl Scouts of the USA,, League of Women Voters, Meals on Wheels and more. Jackie was a passionate and creative teacher, adviser and mentor to generations of students at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. She was a blending of a Renaissance Woman and Depression Baby. Her life experiences and education shaped her to be adept at many skills. She could demonstrate how to build a campfire in the wilderness with her Girl Scout Troop on a weekend camping trip, fix a kitchen faucet for a neighbor, and write a research paper for publication. Her strong communication skills were demonstrated in her magical letters from Santa to her young children, and her constructive performance appraisals of her students. We who know and love Jackie Burnett will remember she had a much better sense of humor than of sense of direction when driving. Her laugh was loud...very loud. She didn't mind if you laughed as hard at her laugh as at her joke or prank. Jackie's family is confident that she needed to be guided to heaven by her mother and sisters. Now in heaven, Jackie has already managed to organize a few things and make everyone laugh in the process. Soon, she will be teaching the angels her campfire songs. A private memorial service will be held at a later date in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Spaulding Bursey
Class of 1951
June Elaine Bursey, 85, of West Palm Beach passed away on August 6, 2013 under the care of Hospice of Palm Beach County. She was a life long resident of this area and had been a teacher witht he Palm Beach County School Board. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert and two sons; Dean Charles and Curtis Lee.
Kent Buser
Class of 1954
Kent Buser, 79, passed away Aug. 20, 2010 in Freemantle, Australia. He was born Jan. 9, 1931. He graduated from Connersville High School where he was involved in literary and theater/radio activities. He lettered in many sports but favored tennis. Early in life, he served the church as Presbyterian minister and campus minister. He subsequently pursued the path of educator and counselor both in the United States and in Australia. In his later years, he retired to Fremantle, Australia where he enjoyed running, swimming, televised tennis matches, listening to classical music and jaunts to the local library. He is survived by two daughters, Diana Buser and Melora Cox (David); a brother, Carl Buser (Ann); seven nephews and several cousins. He was preceded in death by a sister, Kathy Buser Mattern; his mother, Carolyn Buser Deeds; his stepfather, John Deeds; and his father, A. Carl Buser. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the local library or the Alzheimer's Association.
Heather Hendricks Byrd
Class of 2002
Prospect Elementary teacher Heather Byrd '02 will become the assistant principal at Eagleton Elementary School. She succeeds Chad Tipton, who was named principal at Rockford Elementary last month. A graduate of Heritage High School, she earned a bachelor's degree from Maryville College, and master's and education specialist's degrees from Tennessee Technological University. Byrd currently is working on her doctorate. She just completed her 15th year in education, nine as an elementary school teacher. Byrd taught for eight years in Murray County, Ga., and the past school year was a second-grade teacher at Prospect Elementary. In between, she was an elementary instructional coach for five years and an English language arts coordinator in Bradley County before she and her husband decided to move back home to Blount County.
Doris Somerville Calhoun
Class of 1952
Doris Somerville Calhoun, 85, passed away peacefully on November 17, 3014, at her residence in Reston, VA. Doris was born to the late Karl and Gladys Somerville on April 19, 1929, in Erie, PA. She graduated from East High School in Erie in 1947 and received a BA in English literature from Maryville College in Tennessee in 1952. Doris wed the late Richard J. Calhoun in 1954. The couple lived in Chapel Hill and Davidson, NC, before settling in Clemson, SC, in 1961, where Richard was employed as an English professor for 33 years. They also resided in the former Yugoslavia, Denmark, and Austria, where Richard served as U.S. Department of State Fulbright scholar. The couple retired to Chapel Hill in 1995, where they remained until Richard's death in 2004. Doris relocated to Northern Virginia in 2005. Doris worked as a librarian for the Robert Muldrow Cooper Library at Clemson University from 1971 until her retirement in 1994. She played the cello in high school and college and especially enjoyed listening to and attending classical music and opera performances with her husband. She also enjoyed art, literature, travel in Europe, and keeping up with news about the countries in which the couple lived. Doris is survived by two children, Carolyn Culhane of Vienna, VA, and Martin Calhoun of Herndon, VA; four grandchildren, Alena and Alex Hillman of Charleston, SC; Megan Calhoun of Herndon, VA; and Gillian Culhane of Vienna, VA; a sister, Virginia Sherman of Mentor, OH; and a brother, Ronald Somerville of Columbia, MD. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard, in 2004 and a daughter, Rebecca Hillman, in 1995. A Memorial service was held at St Ann's Episcopal Church in Reston, VA. In remembrance of Doris, those who wish to may make contributions to: Center for Dementia Research Nathan Kline Institute 140 Old Orangeburg Road Orangeburg, NY 10962 ATTN: Ralph Nixon, M.D., Ph.D.
Wilma Davis Cameron
Class of 1950
Wilma Davis Cameron passed away April 15, 2017 at her Santa Cruz home. She was 88. She was born in Monroe County, Tennessee on May 10, 1928 the daughter of Edward S. Davis and Esther Evans Davis. She grew up in southeast Tennessee and was a graduate of Maryville College where she met her husband to be, Howard Duncan Cameron. She served in Christian ministry in the Congo, Kenya and the United States. She was noted for her gracious spirit and gift of hospitality. She was a member of Twin Lakes Church where she was active in Stephen Ministry and a very supportive Bible study group. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Rev. Howard Duncan Cameron in 1999 and her brother, Willard Davis. She is survived by her brother, Wayne Davis and his wife Dianne of Etowah, TN; her son, Dr. Jonathan Cameron and his wife, Janet of Pasadena, CA; her daughter, Grace Hood and her husband Reverend Dr. W. Douglas Hood of Boynton Beach, FL; and her daughter, Dr. Elisabeth Cameron of Santa Cruz. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Nathanael Hood and Rachael Hood and seven nieces and nephews. Wilma will be laid to rest at Beaty's Chapel Baptist Church and Cemetery in Tellico Plains, Tennessee at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions are preferred to the American Cancer Society or Mission Hope.
Janice Eakin Campbell
Class of 1954
Janice Eakin Campbell, 85, a passionate advocate for children-her own and thousands of others-died on July 24, 2017. Ms. Campbell, born in 1931 in Butler, PA, the second child of Earl and Esther Jane Wilcox Eakin, grew up in the small town of Prospect, PA, and in her teenage years worked for the nearby United Presbyterian Home for Children in Mars, PA, which, interestingly, was managed by her future in-laws, D. Rayburn and Marion Campbell. She graduated with a degree in English and education from Maryville College in 1955, and was teaching school in Pennsylvania when she married James Coleman Campbell, her childhood sweetheart just returned from a stint in the Army. They returned to Tennessee and in the next year were joined by their first child, David, and soon thereafter two others, Jim and Mary Esther. Janice loved children. She extended that love beyond immediate and extended family to include the children she taught in school, encountered at church, cared for in running a variety of child care centers and the East Tennessee Head Start Program. She never forgot the lessons she learned from watching her future in-laws at the Children's Home. Their loving yet firm approach to raising orphans and others left adrift by bad fortune was a part of everything she did. Janice finished her career as director of the Children's Center in Knoxville and retired after directing the Alcoa School Systems' preschool program "Games" in 1996. Tragedy was part of her life. Her mother died when she was three years old. Her daughter, Mary Esther, died of cancer when she was a young child, a grief Janice carried all her days. Her lifelong love Coach Jim Campbell died nine years ago. Through it all she touched so many lives with small and large acts of kindness. She was a loyal member of New Providence Presbyterian Church for over 50 years, serving on session several times and teaching Sunday school. She supported her alma mater Maryville College on a variety of committees over the years, and was a mentor to students. After retirement, she particularly enjoyed the working with the local chapter of the P.E.O. and its scholarship programs for young women. Janice is survived by her son David, his wife Mary Lynn Tobin, of Davis, CA; and their son Christopher Tobin-Campbell (and wife Allison); son Jim and his wife Priscilla, of Oak Ridge, TN; and their children Elise Campbell Aragones (and husband Michael), Amelia Campbell and Claire Campbell. She is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law Ronald and Nita Eakin of Manassas, VA, and sister Susan Must, also of Manassas; and a number of nieces and nephews from their families; sister-in-law Mary Beth Eakin of Amelia Island, FL; and G. David and Peggy Campbell of Maryville, and Jerry and Charlotte Campbell of Houston, TX, along with nieces and nephews from their families. Her older brother Jim Eakin passed away nine years ago. The family wishes to thank the exemplary staff of Shannondale of Maryville and its residents for making the last years of her life, challenged as they were medically, so enjoyable. Janice's memorial service was held Aug. 5, at New Providence Presbyterian Church in Maryville. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Maryville College or New Providence Presbyterian Church.
Dorothy Eslinger Cardoze
Class of 1941
Dorothy Eslinger Cardoze passed away on December 11, 1996 in Pennsylvania.
Frank K. Chapo
Class of 1957
Pastor Frank Kalman Chapo, 96, of Johnson City died Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at The Waters. He was a native of the village of BabonyMegyer, Hungary, son of the late Joseph and Margit Csermak Chapo. Frank served in the Hungarian Army during WWII, he was a POW and was Tran Scripted into the German Army and he went AWOL and followed Patton's army to stay safe from the Nazi Army. He came to America soon after the war and became an American Citizen in 1956. Frank attended and graduated from Maryville College then attended Columbia Seminary, attained his master's degree and became a Presbyterian minister until 1986. Frank was a longtime member of Central Church of Christ. In addition to his parents, his second wife Tennessee "Tennie" Carolyn King Enkema Chapo preceded him in death; also a stepson, Phil Enkema, his first wife was Lela H. Chapo. Survivors include: three step children, Robert and Jim Enkema and Carolyn Harkey; several grandchildren and great grandchildren on the Enkema side. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Central Church of Christ, 2722 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN 37601. Memories and condolences may be shared via
Ronald B. Cheek
Class of 1966
Ronald Brian Cheek, age 73, of Richmond, Indiana, died Sunday, February 5, 2017, at his home. Born March 29, 1943, in Richmond, Indiana, to Harry and Eleanor Borridaile Cheek, Ron was a 1961 graduate of Richmond High School. He earned a bachelor's degree from Maryville College. Ron was a supervisor for the Richmond Sanitation District. He was a member of First United Methodist Church. Ron enjoyed his Bible study, reading, and spending time with his grandchildren. Survivors include his son, Brian (Twana) Cheek of Centerville, Indiana; grandchildren, Nathan and Brynna Cheek; sister, Michele (Charles) Beard of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; nieces; nephews; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. Memorial gathering for Ronald Brian Cheek was Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at First United Methodist Church. Private burial at Crown Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Memorial contributions may be made to: Gideon International for the Memorial Bible Fund, P.O. Box 1092, Richmond, IN 47375. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at
Amber Chenault
Class of 2008
Amber Ann Chenault, 31 of Loudon, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017. She was preceded in death by her grandmothers, Pearl Brown and Paulette White; and grandfather, Harold Chenault. Survivors: mother, Kimberly Maples; sisters, Crystal and Destiny Chenault, and Jasmin White; brother, Christopher Chenault; nieces, Alayciah and Malayiah Chenault; nephew, Kwynton Chenault; grandmother, Beryl Chenault; grandfather, Humphrey White; special uncle, James Brown; and a host of cousins. The family would like to say a special Thank You to U.T. Medical Center Progressive Care Unit, especially Tristan & Kathy, MCCU Dr. Oscar Grandas, DCI Clinic, U.T. Hospice and special caregiver, Brook Donley. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Loudon Funeral Home
Catherine Davidson Christiansen
Class of 1940
Catherine Emily (Davidson) Christiansen, 98, daughter of George and Ruby Davidson, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. She was born April 12, 1919, at the former Thanksgiving Hospital in Cooperstown. Catherine graduated from Cooperstown High School with the Class of 1936, and Maryville College in Tennessee. She was employed by the Otsego County Welfare Department from 1942 to 1950. On June 2, 1946, she married Hartwick "Harvey" Christiansen. They resided in Fly Creek before retiring to Sebring, Florida, in 1987. After her husband's death, Catherine returned in 2012 to reside in Cooperstown at Woodside Hall, where she received heartwarming and excellent care. An active 4-H leader, Catherine taught sewing, and also served as a judge with the Otsego County Cooperative Extension. She was a member of the Fly Creek Area Historical Society and the Cooperstown Native Daughters. She was proud of her deep religious faith and her many years of camping with her husband. She greatly enjoyed knitting and sewing and was a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan. Catherine is survived by several cousins, nieces and nephews. A graveside service in the Fly Creek Valley Cemetery will be held in the spring. Contributions in Catherine's memory may be sent to Woodside Hall "Activities Fund," 1 Main St., Cooperstown, NY 13326. Arrangements are under the care of Tillapaugh Funeral Service, Cooperstown.
Jacqueline Klauber Claflin
Class of 1943
Jacqueline Klauber Claflin, 86, of Marietta, GA, passed away on December 4, 2007.