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Name Note
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.
Eddie Bryant
Class of 1998
Memoriam
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
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.
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.
George C. Carpenter
Class of 1953
Memoriam
George C. Carpenter, 87, died at his home surrounded by the love of his family on July 27, 2018. George was born in Meridian, MS on February 7, 1931. He was the fourth of five children born to Aubrey and Sarah Carpenter. George attended Maryville College, graduating in 1953. He remained a faithful alum and was proud to be a part of the Maryville family. Following college, he attended Louisville Presbyterian Seminary, earning a Master of Divinity degree in 1956. While he was in Seminary, he met the love of his life, Carol Grall. The two of them were married in 1955. Together they were partners in life and ministry for nearly 63 years. They have four children: Kathy Carpenter (Jim Klagge), Karen Smith (Brad), Kevin Carpenter (Gene), and Susan Porter (Richard). And later, six grandchildren: Caroline Smith, Cole Smith, Elizabeth Carpenter, Edwin Carpenter, Karenna Porter and Ry Porter; and three step-grandchildren: Nick Klagge, Meagan Boyd, and Caroline Porter. Family was always at the center of his life. Also at the center of his life was his passion for ministry. He served Presbyterian churches in Louisville, KY (Briargate and Bardstown Road) and in Greensboro, NC (First Presbyterian and Starmount). In addition, he served as interim pastor at several other Greensboro Presbyterian churches (Guilford Park, Springwood, and Jamestown). Being a pastor was his life's passion, constantly sharing the love of God with anyone and everyone. His incomparable friendliness, genuine warmth, and infectious sense of humor immediately made everyone feel comfortable and loved in his presence. In 1976, he earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA. He loved traveling around the world and making friends everywhere he went. His work with the Medical Benevolence Foundation and PCUSA Mission took him to Ghana, Malawi, Haiti and Mexico. George lived out his belief that God calls us to serve the poorest and the least, working to make the world more just for all people. In addition to his wife and children, George is survived by his brother, William Luther Carpenter (Nell) of Chattanooga, TN and his sister, Gloria "Tootie" Prince of Sacramento, CA. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Lucille Carpenter Allen, and his brother, Aubrey Carpenter. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that gifts be made to Starmount Presbyterian Church Mission or Music Fund (3501 W. Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27403) or The George Carpenter Scholarship Fund at Maryville College (502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804). Forbis and Dick Guilford Chapel is serving the Carpenter family and online condolences may be offered at www.forbisanddick.com.
Jackie Speigner Chambless
Class of 1956
Memoriam
Chambless, Jacqueline Speigner, 84, longtime resident of Montgomery, AL, died on July 12, 2018. Jackie was preceded in death by her parents, Ealon Speigner and Tommie Goodson Speigner of Enterprise AL; and her husband, Jack Lloyd Chambless of Montgomery. She is survived by her daughter, Jil Chambless (Dan Vogt) of Tuscaloosa; son William House Chambless II (Alicia) of Trussville; grandchildren, Sophie Vogt, Jack Vogt, and William House Chambless III; her sister, Charlotte Speigner Bruce of McCalla; and a large extended family. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 10:00 am at Memorial Presbyterian Church in Montgomery with a service immediately following at noon officiated by Reverend Nan Adams. Graveside service will be at Greenwood Cemetery at 3:00 pm. Rather than flowers, Jackie requested donations be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2130 Bell Road, Montgomery, AL 36117, or a favorite charity.
Frank K. Chapo
Class of 1957
Memoriam
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 www.morrisbaker.com.
Catherine Davidson Christiansen
Class of 1940
Memoriam
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.
Joyce Odom Christianson
Class of 1945
Memoriam
"Tis very sweet to look into the fair and open face of heaven." - John Keats Joyce Lorraine Christianson was born December 15th, 1923 in Atlanta, Georgia to Ben and Rowena Odom. She passed away peacefully, with family by her side, on August 19th, 2015 in Mount Vernon, Washington, of congestive heart failure, at the age of 91. Joyce was a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, elementary school teacher and lifelong adventurer. She graduated from the University of Georgia, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority and received her Masters from Oglethorpe University in preparation for her teaching career. Her first teaching job took her to a sugar plantation in Hilo, Territory of Hawaii in 1948. She moved to Seattle in 1949 to teach kindergarten and first grade at McDonald School near Greenlake. Joyce joined a Christian singles group, the Campbell Club, at University Christian Church where she met her future husband, Lyle Christianson, also a Seattle school teacher. They married on March 28th, 1953. In 1960 they settled their growing family in the Maple Leaf neighborhood in North Seattle. Lyle passed away of cancer in 1972. Joyce was very proud of the four wonderful children they had together, always encouraging them throughout their lives. She was always the loudest supporter in the stands for their school sports and her school teacher voice carried for blocks at dinner time- "diiiinner"! And she never lost her soft southern accent even after 66 years in the Pacific Northwest. After Lyle's death, Joyce renewed her teaching career retiring from University Heights Elementary in 1987. Joyce never remarried. How do you follow the husband who wrote to her "You are the most wonderful person I know, or have known; The loveliest to gaze on, The most enjoyable to be with, The most perfect to love". Joyce was a lifelong adventurer; teaching English in China, traveling to Israel, Russia, South America, Turkey, and Europe. She loved to dance and was a master at playing bridge, her favorite pastime up to the end of her life. She will be missed by her bridge playing friends but now they will have a chance to win! She moved to La Conner, Washington, 3 years ago to be near family, where she helped her son's business, Christianson's Nursery, for over 20 years. Her boundless energy and enthusiasm for life will be missed by all who knew her. Joyce's life was filled with so many changes; growing up on Peachtree Hills Avenue in the segregated south and living long enough to see Barack Obama as President, watching silent movies, growing up during the Great Depression, reaching adulthood in WW2, and having a president from Georgia, Jimmy Carter (the first democrat she voted for!) Oh! What a life! Joyce is survived by her younger sister, Jacqueline Nelson, brother-in-law Glen Christianson, sister-in-law Marge Christianson, and her children: Judy Christianson (Ann), Carl Christianson (Kim), John Christianson (Toni), and Karen Christianson (Heidi). Grandchildren James Christianson (Rhiannan), Ann Feaster (Bill), Daniel Marty, Allyson McCormick (Bryan), Emma Christianson and great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and dear friends. Joyce was a member of the University Presbyterian Church for over 50 years, upon moving to La Conner, she joined the La Conner United Methodist Church. She was certain in her belief in God and Jesus Christ as her Savior. She loved her church family. She did not fear death and was certain of her place in heaven. Memorial donations may be made to La Conner United Methodist Church or KCTS 9 Public Television. We would like to thank The Bridge at Mount Vernon for their compassionate care in Joyce's final weeks. Joyce's final resting place will be with her husband at Evergreen-Washelli in Seattle, Washington.
Leslie Gilbert Christy
Class of 1943
Memoriam
Leslie Morris Gilbert Christy was born in Atlanta, GA November 23, 1921 to Hattie M. and Hugh Gilbert and passed away on December 28, 2017 as a result of a head injury sustained in a tragic fall on Friday, December 22. Upon graduation from high school she attended Maryville College in Maryville, TN from 1939-41 where she met her future husband Kenneth L. Christy. Both of their educations were interrupted by the outbreak of WWII. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps and while home on leave from duty they were married in Atlanta, GA October 23, 1942 in the home of her grandparents. In 1946 she resumed her education at Emory University completing her degree in Radiologic Technology soon thereafter. After child raising was complete she worked full time for and retired from T.E. Schumpert Medical Center after twenty plus years of service in 1987. She and Ken travelled extensively to many foreign countries as well as visiting grandchildren until his death in 1998. She was a prolific reader and an exceptional historian, always wanting to learn. She was an active 96-year-old who played bridge on Wednesdays, attended church services on Sunday, worked crossword puzzles and never missed Jeopardy every afternoon. She spoke with a soft Southern drawl and was a consummate story teller, often recounting tales of growing up during the Depression as well as Gilbert family stories from her Kentucky roots and Morris family stories from her South Carolina/Georgia roots. She was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church and PEO Sorority. Leslie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 56 years Rev. Kenneth L. Christ y, her beloved brother and sister, Dr. Hugh B. Gilbert and Bess Gilbert Marshall. She is survived by five children: Col. Kenneth L. Christy, Jr. USMC and wife Kathy of Rock Hill, SC, Stephen F. Christy and wife Donna of Lebanon, NH, Gilbert Keith Christy, MD and wife Katie of Bossier City, Marion Christy Moore of Shreveport, Gordon H. Christy and Adaline of Bossier City. Seven grandchildren: Kelly Partlow, Kimberly Martin, Kenneth A. Christy, Melissa Maidana, Leslie Christy Schwartz, Lauren Christy Montz, Tara L. Moore and 11 great grandchildren. Pallbearer's will be her sons and grandsons. The family would like to give a special thanks to the physicians, nurses, and caregivers at Willis-Knighton Bossier ER and in particular to the nurses at the Critical Care Stepdown Unit on 4th Floor. Mom was treated with dignity and respect during her final days even when it became obvious that she would not survive this tragic accident at such an unfortunate time during the holiday season. God does indeed work in mysterious ways. She will be missed. "You were the wind beneath our wings!" Bossier City - Funeral services for Leslie Morris Gilbert Christy were held on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Trinity Presbyterian Church, A private family interment followed at the Cottage Grove Presbyterian Church Cemetery where she will be laid to rest next to her husband.