Henry Harrison Kinnard, Acad ’27, July 1, 1964
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Louie Gabbard, Acad ’28, Date Unknown
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Ernest Kirby, Fd ’29, December 1, 1982
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Walter P. Lane, Acad ’29, April 1, 1992
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Anna Downey Gabbard, Acad ’30, February 6, 1998
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Drucilla Craft Davidson ’31, January 11, 2014
Drucilla Velma Davidson, 103, of Petersburg, died Saturday, January 11, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Health Care Edgewood. Drucilla was born on April 6, 1910 in Letcher County, Kentucky to the late Archie and Pricy Adkins Craft. She was a retired school teacher for Petersburg Schools and also taught in Leslie, Perry, and Letcher Counties. She was a member of Petersburg Baptist Church and the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association. She was preceded in death by husband, William Ace Davidson. Survivors include son, Donald E. (Cora) Davidson of Petersburg; brother, Watson (Minerva) Craft of Walton; and granddaughter, DeAnna (Tony) Lipps of Burlington.
Della Mae French, KH ’31, July 10, 1994
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William Coleman Haley, Jr., Acad ’32, December 1, 1974
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Imogene Terrill Combs, Acad ’32, Mary 24, 2012
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James G. Sturgill ’33, September 20, 1997
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Leora German Nau ’34, September 15, 1996
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Frankie Lee Poole Kirkland, Acad ’34, December 1, 1988
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William Harvey Hensley, Acad ’37, October 1, 1983
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Dr. Donald Vincent Garrison, Acad ’38, January 1, 1982
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Mary Hill Sparrow ’38, January 15, 2017
Mrs. Cordelia Mary Sparrow, age 101, of Owenton passed away at her residence on Sunday, January 15, 2017.
Born November 9, 1915 in Madison County, she was the daughter of the late C.J. and Mary Saylor Hill and was preceded in death by her sister Ella Kay Walton. Mrs. Sparrow was a graduate of Berea College and a teacher for the Owen County School Systems. She also worked for several years as the Home Economic Management Agent with Farmer’s Home Administration. She served her country during WWII in the United States Navy and was a long time member of First Christian Church.
Surviving are her husband of 70 years, Archie Clarence “A.C.” Sparrow, Jr.; her sons, Roger (Susan) Sparrow and Dickie (Renelle) Sparrow; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
McDonald & New Funeral Homes are in charge of arrangements. Family will receive friends at the Main Street location on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 5 – 8 pm. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Wednesday with Rev. Greg Guy presiding. Burial will be in the Owenton Cemetery and memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass or First Christian Church.
James Garland, Acad ’39, March 1, 1970
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Eva Neal Gilbert ’40, February 5, 2017
GILBERT Eva Marie Neal, 99, widow of Ted C. Gilbert, passed away peacefully on Feb 5, 2017. She was born in Bell County, KY on April 3, 1917 to the late William Ray and Nevada Wilson Neal. After graduating from Jenkins (KY) High School, Eva went on to Berea College where she graduated with a Registered Nursing Degree. She went on to serve as a nurse for 37 years in the various areas of private duty, emergency room, and recovery room. Her last job before retirement was on the staff at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Lexington, KY. In 1944 Eva married Ted C. Gilbert of Pineville, KY at the First Baptist Church of Pineville. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church of Lexington, KY for 45 years. She also served as an Honorary Director of the Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival. She is survived by a daughter, Jane G. Bradley and her husband Gary R. Bradley of Lexington; grandchildren Elizabeth B. DeJarnette and her husband Elliott DeJarnette V of Virginia Beach, VA; and John G. Bradley of Sneads Ferry, NC; great granddaughter Emma June DeJarnette; four sisters-in-law, one brother-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. Eva’s family would like to extend appreciation to those who provided her with loving care especially in the last months while at home and then on to The Willows of Hamburg. Visitation at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road on Feb 10, 2017, 10:30am-12:30pm with Celebration of Life Service to follow. Interment Service at Pineville Cemetery, Pineville, KY on Feb 11, 2017 at 11am. Donations to The American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37839 Boone, IA 50037-0839 or to one’s favorite charity are suggested.
James Harvey Cox ’40, January 11, 1994
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Mabel Harrill, Fd ’41, August 29, 2001
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S. Cloyd Collins Evans, Acad ’42, July 1, 2003
On Friday, July 11, 2003, Sally Cloyd Evans died at the Fairfax Nursing Center, Fairfax, VA. She is survived by her son, Richard L. Evans, Jr.; her daughter, Sally C. Evans and two grandchildren, William Michael Evans and Mary Lynn Evans, all of Alexandria, VA. Friends may call at the Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home,1500 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria, VA on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m., where services be held on Friday, July 18 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to Hospice of Northern Virginia, 9300 Lee Hwy. Fairfax, VA 22031 or the Alzheimers Research Center, 640 Jackson St., St. Paul, MN 55101.
Dr. Justine Jones Rozier ’43, January 12, 2017
Justine Lucy Jones Rozier, age 95, died January, 12, 2017 in Chapel Hill, NC. Born in Ashland, KY, she was the daughter of the late Anna E. Nicholls Jones and John Paul Jones.
She was preceded in death by her siblings Jean Jones Ferguson; Janice Jones Fosson; John Paul Jones, Jr.; and her husband, Samuel Stephen Rozier. They married in 1945 when he returned from WWII.
Justine received a BS in Home Economics and Chemistry at Berea College as well as a Masters and a PhD in Family Economics from Purdue University. Justine was a USDA Home Agent in Henderson and Clay Counties. She had a deep love for the mountains and enjoyed teaching varied skills, from caning chairs and making cottage cheese to preparing a budget and understanding family law.
Later as an Agricultural Extension Specialist in Home Management at North Carolina State University, she gave consumers advice in print, public TV, and over 350 radio interviews. Her daughters remember her repairing the washing machine, sewing their clothes, knowing the answers to every puzzle, the definition for every word, and keeping track of every penny she spent.
Justine was a resident of Raleigh for 35 years. She was a deacon and Sunday school teacher at Longview Baptist Church, a member of the Raleigh Women’s Club, the Pacesetters Women’s Investment Club, the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, and a founding member of the NC Consumers Council.
After retirement as an Extension Professor Emeritus from NCSU she traveled the world, beginning with a People-to-People tour of Russian farms and an international home economics conference in Indonesia. More trips followed with family and friends throughout North America, Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Asia. An avid reader, she read a book a week, even in her last year.
Justine is survived by her sister, Jeralyn Jones Taylor of Wetumpka, AL, and by her daughters: Diana Rozier Brantley (Richard) of Gainesville, FL, and Hendersonville, NC; Lucy Rozier (Michael Clow) of Durham, NC; and Cynthia Rozier Suffern (Edward) of Chapel Hill, NC. Her grandchildren are Jessica Brantley (Thomas Fulton) of New Haven, CT; Justine Brantley (Chris Williams) of Blacksburg, VA; Deise Vitali of Durham, NC; Danusa Cristina Rozier of Wilmington, NC; Matthew Suffern (Diane) of Hixon, TN; Paul Suffern (Caroline) of Rolesville, NC; and David Suffern (Rachel) of Wake Forest, NC. She leaves eleven nieces and nephews and ten great-grandchildren.
Her funeral will be held on January 18, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. at Thomas Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors, 125 South Church Street, Hendersonville, NC. Burial will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Oakdale Cemetery, Hendersonville, NC. At a later date, a celebration of Justine’s life will be held in Chapel Hill.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Justine’s name to: Baptist Children’s Homes of NC, P.O. Box 338, Thomasville, NC 27360.
Walter F. Langley, Navy V-12 ’44, December 12, 2010
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Rev. Dr. Annabel Brake Clark ’44, March 3, 2017
Annabel Ruth Brake Clark died on Friday, March 3, 2017. She was 93. Born in Petersburg, West Virginia, she led a rich and full life. She attended Berea College in Kentucky. In 1945 she married Robert T. Clark. Together they raised four children, Doug, Lee Anna, Eloise and Christina. At the same time, Annabel earned a doctorate in theater from the University of Denver. A deeply spiritual person, Annabel was ordained as a minister in the United Church of Christ in which she served as interim pastor in five different churches, following the retirement of her husband. Thespian, pastor, feminist, peace activist and wicked ping-pong player, Annabel died courageously, making her own choice about how to live and die. Besides her four children and their spouses, Annabel is survived by her brother, Elmer Keith Brake, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be sent to Sixth Ave. UCC or Christian Living Communities. A memorial service will be held at Sixth Ave. UCC on Mon. March 6 at 10:30 am.
Velma Marshall Langley, Acad ’45, January 29, 2008
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Dr. William Merrill Miller, Navy V-12 ’45, January 6, 2017
Dr. William “Bill” Merrill Miller, age 93 of Knoxville, TN, passed away Friday, January 6. Born in Grant County, KY, in 1923, Bill was a member of the Navy’s V-12 program during World War II. After the war, he built on his Kentucky farm roots by pursuing an agricultural education at the Universities of Kentucky and Tennessee, receiving a PhD in Animal Science, specializing in dairy. He spent the majority of his professional career as a professor at the University of Tennessee, rising to Head of the Extension Animal Science-Dairy Department. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Dorothy Miller. Surviving are his son, William M. Miller Jr. (Buck) and his children Debbie Sterling Miller and James “Jimmy” William Miller of Chattanooga; daughter and son-in-law, Jo Anne and Randy Pasqua of Alcoa; and their children, Annie Leigh Pasqua of Princeton, NJ, and Jody Louise Pasqua of Knoxville, TN. The entombment service will be held on Tuesday, January 10 at 3 p.m., at Highland Memorial Cemetery Mausoleum. The family will receive friends at the home of Jo Anne Pasqua, 307 W. Hunt Road, Alcoa, TN, on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Celebration Camp Scholarship Fund, Camp Lookout, 3130 Highway 157, Rising Fawn, GA, 30738 honoring Bill’s grandson Jimmy Miller.
Dr. Smith H. Gibson ’45, husband of Lucille Gibson ’45, February 28, 2017
Dr. Smith H. Gibson, 94, Of Edgewood, Went To Be With The Lord At His Home On Tuesday, February 28, 2017, Which Was His 71St Wedding Anniversary. Born In Evarts, Kentucky In 1923, Smith Served In The U.S. Army Medical Corps From 1943-1946. He Attended Berea College Before Being Drafted, Then After Wwii, He Received His Bachelor Of Science Degree From University Of Kentucky In 1946 And His Doctor Of Medicine From University Of Louisville In 1950. In Medical School, Smith Was Named Who’s Who In American Colleges And Universities And Was Accepted Into Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society. He Served His Internship At St. Elizabeth Hospital In Covington And Later Had A General Medical Practice In Williamstown, Ky. He Served His Fellowship In Dermatology At The Mayo Clinic. From 1957 Until His Retirement In 2015, Dr. Gibson Owned A Private Practice Of Dermatology In Covington. He Is Past President Of Kentucky And Cincinnati Dermatological Societies And Grant County Medical Society. He Was Part-Time Attending Staff At University Of Cincinnati Department Of Dermatology For Many Years, With Numerous Assignments In Teaching, Mentoring, And Committee Responsibilities. He Revived And Led The Monthly Archives Journal Club From 1975-2005. He Has Previously Reviewed Articles For The International Journal Of Dermatology. Smith Served As A Member Of The Founding Committee Organizing The Mayo O’Leary Society, 2004. He Was Chosen For Entry In Vol. 1 Dermographies In June 2004, Edited By Benjamin Barrankin, Community Books, Lockeport, N.S. He Published Several Peer-Reviewed Articles In Dermatology Prior To 1980. Smith Has Been Honored With Several Accolades Including Excellence In Teaching Awards In 1988 And 1994, The First Ever Designation As Clinical Professor Emeritus In 1998, And The Lifetime Achievement Award In 2005, All In The Department Of Dermatology. He Has Been Commended By Both The House Of Representatives And The Senate Of The Kentucky Legislature For His Long And Faithful Service To The Patients Of Northern Kentucky. Smith And His Wife, Lucille, Are Devoted Christians Who Understand Science As The Corollary Of Creation. They Support Numerous Religions And Charitable Organizations, And Between The Mayo Clinic And The Universities Of Cincinnati And Louisville, They Have Endowed Two Research Fellowships, Four Lectureships, One Professorship, And Named A Chair In Medicine. In Community Service, Smith Was A Founder Of The Taylor Mill Swim Club And Is A Past Member Of The Taylor Mill Water Commission. He Taught An Adult Bible Sunday School Class For Over 50 Years And Chaired Numerous Committees At Latonia Baptist Church. He Enjoyed Classical Music, Antiques, And Traveling With His Wife Lucille. Dr. Gibson Is Preceded In Death By His Daughter, Ruth Ann Gibson, As Well As Brothers & Sisters. He Is Survived By His Loving Wife, Lucille Holmes Gibson; 2 Sons, Bill (Janet) Gibson And Dr. Larry (Dr. Rokea El Azhary) Gibson; Two Daughters, Nancy (Jerry) Clevenger And Laura (Kevin) Madden; Son-In-Law, Michael Lundberg; 3 Sisters, Carrie Elliott, Elizabeth Carroll, And Kathy Bailey; 17 Grandchildren And 15 Great-Grandchildren. Visitation On Saturday, March 4, 2017, From 10Am Until The Celebration Of Life Service At 12 Noon – All At Latonia Baptist Church. Interment At The Convenience Of The Family At Centerville Cemetery In Lee’S Creek, Ohio. Memorials To Latonia Baptist Church, 3800 Church Street, Latonia, Ky 41015; University Of Cincinnati Smith & Lucille Gibson Endowment; And Nancy Middleton Smith Professorship; Or University Of Cincinnati Foundation In Care Of Smith Gibson Lectureship, P.O. Box 19970, Cincinnati, Oh 45219-0970.
Maryanna Shupe Cassady ’45, December 13, 2016
Maryanna Shupe Cassady, 94 of Waverly, Ohio, died Tuesday December 13, 2016 at Traditions at Bristol Village. She was born September 16, 1922 in Wytheville, Virginia, daughter of the late Rev. Guern L. Shupe and Ruth Constance White Shupe. Maryanna was also preceded in death by her husband Melvin A. Cassady.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Botkin Hornback Funeral Home in Waverly.
Luella Price Danko ’45, January 2, 2017
Luella Marguerite Danko, 99 Of Springdale, Oh, Passed Away Peacefully At Her Residence At The Alois Alzheimer Care Center On January 2, 2017. She Was Born To James Thomas And Lillie Price, On May 21, 1917 In Sandy Springs, Ky. On June 19, 1947 Luella Wed Joseph Danko And He Preceded Her In Death. Luella Is Survived By Her Children; Elizabeth (Michael) Killingsworth, Joseph Michael Danko, Christine (Ken) Bashford, Granddaughters; Lindsey (David) Myers And Maria (Steven) Lewis, Great Granddaughters; Adelyn And Amelia Myers, Her Brother, Edwin (Joyce) Price And Sister Mattie Jane Ballmer. Luella Taught 4-6Th Graders In The Sycamore School District For Many Years. She Attended Berea College In Central Ky And Loved Her Time There. She Had A Passion For Reading And Particularly Liked John Grisham. Visitation Will Be Held At The Spring Grove Funeral Home Princeton Pike Location On January 6, 2017 From 10:00 Am Until 11:00 Am, When Services Will Begin. Interment Will Be At Oak Hill Cemetery. Memorial Donations In Luella’s Memory Can Be Made To Berea College Or The Alzheimer Foundation.
Samuel L. Hagans, Jr., Navy V-12 ’46, April 11, 2011
HAGANS, Samuel L., Jr. age 83 passed away Monday, April 11, 2011 at Bethany Lutheran Village. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Marilyn Hagans. Samuel is survived by his son, Tim Hagans and companion, Michele Brangwen, three grandchildren: Jasmine, Iris and Lily Hagans and cousin, Jerry Hagans. Samuel worked for Winters Bank/Bank One for over 30 years and was a lawyer at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur Law Firm for over 10 years. After retirement Samuel tutored adults in reading skills. He loved music, golf and was an avid reader. Graveside Services will take place 11:00 a.m., Thursday April 14th at Woodland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton or Bethany Lutheran Village.
Frederick Leopold Krauth, Navy V-12, Fd ’46, March 16, 2002
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Mary Sue Hillman Spurlock ’46, Date Unknown
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Gilbert H. Seal ’46, July 3, 2016
Gilbert H. Seal, of Speedwell, born October 2, 1924, passed away July 3, 2016. Mr. Seal was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy . He retired from the U.S. Postal Service, and was an active member of the Tennessee and National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association and a member of Cawood United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn G. Seal; his wife of 57 years, Georgia Juanita Bryant Seal; and sister, Glenice Hooper. Mr. Seal is survived by his daughters, Cheryl Seal Burnett (Mac) of Bruce, MS, and Kim Seal of Speedwell, TN; and grandchildren, Tony Schofield II of Nashville, TN, Beth Burnett McNutt (Bill) of Belden, MS, and Bill Burnett (Kristen) of Madison MS. The family will receive friends at Cross-Smith Funeral Home in LaFollette from 6:00-8:00 PM on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. A private, family graveside service with military honors will be held on Thursday at Beeler Cemetery in Speedwell. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cawood United Methodist Church in Speedwell. Condolences may be given at www.cross-smithfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home.
Pauline Newton Todd ’46, April 6, 1994
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Scharlene Oney Branum ’47, November 6, 2016
Scharlene Oney Branum. 91 of Parkville, MD died November 6, 2016, in Parkville, MD.
She was born March 28, 1925, in Kentucky, the daughter of the late Frank Oney and Eliza Charles Oney. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Juanita Oney McCoy and a brother, Jack Oney. She was a retired school teacher.
Survivors include two daughters: Amy Huggins of Baltimore, MD and Beverly Branum of Tennessee; sister, Lilia Chapman Shires and many friends.
Per her request she will be cremated and buried at Forest Hills, KY.
Dorothy Ison Devere ’47, February 11, 2017
Dorothy “Dot” Elizabeth Devere, age 91, of Menifee Lane, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Terrace Nursing Home in Berea. Dorothy was born in Ashland, Kentucky to the late John and Eliza Mormon Ison. She was an English teacher at Madison Central for over 21 years. After she retired, she loved spending time tending to her gardens and flowers. She was a longtime member and Sunday school teacher at White Lick Baptist Church. When her health started to decline she became a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband of many years Andrew J. Devere; five brothers and two sisters. She is survived by her six children Brenna (James) Stamm, Darlene (Dennis) Grant, Marcia (Bob) Low, Maureen Sue (Vann) Bryant, John (Karen) Devere, and Mike (Jennifer) Devere; eleven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 1pm Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at Lakes Funeral Home with Rev. Joey Kays officiating. Burial will follow in the Berea Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday evening at the funeral home from 5-8pm. Active pallbearers will be Shannon Devere, Andrew Devere, Matthew Devere, Lucas Devere, Byron Bryant, and Jay Stamm. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the Emmanuel Baptist Church Building fund.
Elmer Gambrel, Fd ’47, September 9, 1991
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Anna Clair Junkin ’47, April 17, 2015
Anna Clair Junkin On Friday, April 17, 2015 Anna Clair Junkin of Timonium, MD, age 89. Beloved wife of the late William Junkin; proud mother of Clair Peddicord and her husband Daniel and David Junkin and his wife Cathy; loving grandmother of David, Ann, Michael and Paul. Also survived by many other family and friends. The family will receive friends at the family owned Peaceful Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Center, P.A., 2325 York Rd., Timonium, MD 21093 on Monday, April 20, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM where a funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 beginning at 10 AM. Interment to follow in Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be sent to the family through www.peacefulalternatives.com.
Eleanor L. Knotts ’47, Date Unknown
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Dora Long Inklebarger ’48, November 24, 2012
Inklebarger, Dora – Jesus came for mother on November 24, 2012. Mrs. Inklebarger was a member of Norwood Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for more than fifty-five years. She was affectionately known as “Momma Dora” to all. Preceded in death by her husband, Walter Inklebarger; daughter, Jan Rae Delaney; grandson, Michael Brandon Abbott. She is survived by her children, Rosa Lady, Sara Allen, Doug Inklebarger, and Kimberly Long; grandchildren, Kristy Tucker, Marshall Allen, Robyn Froning, Sara Aguero, Doug Inklebarger II, Joshua Inklebarger, Shane Delaney, Brooklyn Stanley, Beth McKinney; thirteen great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; special friends, Billie Lou and Robert, Charles Smith, and Eric Gatliff. The family would like to extend a special thank-you to her church family, Caris Hospice, and the Norwood Messenger Quartet who came to sing for her regularly. A funeral service will be conducted at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday at Norwood Baptist Church, 1725 Wilson Road, officiated by Reverend Fred Wade. Family and friends will meet at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel to travel in procession to Greenwood Cemetery for a 2:00 p.m. interment service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Norwood Baptist Church Parking Lot Fund. The family will receive friends from 4:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Tuesday prior to the funeral service at the church.
Wanda Eskew Hatcher ’48, May 5, 2016
Wanda Hatcher Maryville, TN Wanda Maye Eskew Hatcher passed away peacefully at the age of 88 years old on Thursday evening, May 5, 2016. A quick friend to everyone she met, Wanda simply loved and cared about people. Wanda was a dedicated teacher and administrator, a loving wife, mother and grandmother and a faithful church member who exercised to the fullest every gift that God gave her. Wanda loved singing and was an accomplished pianist, sharing those talents at Shannondale worship services up until weeks before she went to be with Her Savior. Wanda was born August 11, 1927 in Mt. Hope, West Virginia, having moved to Maryville in 1960. She was predeceased by her parents, Elbert Burton Eskew and Pearl Ruby Eskew; her husband, Daniel Gray Hatcher, Jr.; her brother, E. Wendell Eskew; and her sister, Mary Lee Hanson. She is survived by her sister, Wilda Gay Brown; and her two sons, Daniel Grey Hatcher, III (Chris) and Stephen B. Hatcher (Becky). Wanda had four wonderful grandchildren, Nathan, Ben, Megan and Danny; three great-grandchildren, Sophie, Evie and Stephen; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, all of whom she loved dearly. Wanda will be buried at a private graveside service on Thursday morning, May 12, at Grandview Cemetery, followed by a memorial service to be held at 11:00 a.m. that morning at Highland Presbyterian Church, 721 East Alexander Parkway (Hwy. 321), Maryville, TN 37804. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Wanda’s memory to Highland Presbyterian Church. McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home, Maryville, TN 865-982-6812. www.mccammonammonsclick.com.
Fannie Litton Lamb, Acad ’49, October 30, 2004
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E. Glenn Jones, Acad ’50, February 27, 2003
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Ruth Black Mitchell ’50, February 21, 2017
Mary Ruth Black Mitchell passed away at 2:05 p.m. Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at St. Anthony’s Hospice in Henderson, Kentucky. She was born on January 1, 1927, in Green Mount, Laurel County, Kentucky. After graduating from Berea College, Ruth moved to Louisville, where she met and married her husband, Leonard T. Mitchell, while he was finishing law school. In 1952, Ruth and Leonard moved to Henderson, where she lovingly called home for the last sixty-five years. Ruth devoted herself to her family and was an avid golfer, bridge player, and antique collector. No hobby quite compared, though, to her commitment to social justice and dedication to civic duty-interests she passionately shared with her family and those around her. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard, and their daughter, Laura. Ruth is survived by her daughter, Camilla Mitchell Hasan of Henderson; granddaughter, Laila Mitchell Hasan of Washington, D.C.; grandson and his wife, Kamron and Jordan Hasan of Omaha, Nebraska; and son-in-law, Syed A. Hasan of Bahia Kino, Sonora, Mexico. Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Reverend James Wofford will officiate. Visitation will be from noon until service time Monday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Anthony’s Hospice, 2410 South Green Street, Henderson, KY 42420, or SNIPZ Spay and Neuter Initiative, P.O. Box 1158, Henderson, KY 42419-1158.
Daniel W. Capps ’51, February 7, 2017
CAPPS, Sr., Daniel William 87 of Phoenix, passed away on February 7, 2017. Born in Berea, Kentucky and moved to Arizona in 1968. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; sons, Stephen (Karen), Anthony (Jonna) and Daniel (Michelle), as well as numerous grandchildren. Daniel was the founding Administrator at the University of Arizona Hospital. He was also the past CEO of Camelback Hospitals. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 11, 2017 at WHITNEY & MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 4800 E. Indian School Road, in Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation in his name be made to the Berea College, www.berea.edu.
Helen Hartman Dingus ’51, wife of Dr. Doyle Dingus ’52, May 23, 2013
Helen Hartman Dingus passed away suddenly on May 23, 2013. She was a music teacher who taught hundreds of children and adults in the area for 40 years. Helen served in many capacities of music countywide, statewide and nationwide. She was an active member of the Women’s Club in Fort Walton Beach and earned both Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts in piano performance and studied with Madam Dayas at the Cincinnati Convention of Music. Helen leaves behind her loving husband of 63 years, Doyle Ross Dingus; son, Jonathon Dingus and his wife, Kellie Smith Dingus; granddaughters, Abigail, Jillian, Ella, and Sara Dingus. Helen is preceded in death by her parents Charles and Nora Hartman and brother, Fred Hartman. A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church of Fort Walton Beach, Florida 103 First Street S.E., Fort Walton Beach FL on Saturday, June 1, 2013, at 11 a.m.
John R. Hutchins ’51, February 6, 2017
John Randall “Jack” Hutchins, age 90, of Hazel Green, Kentucky, passed peacefully on February 6, 2017, surrounded by family at his home. Jack was born May 27, 1926, in Campton to the late Holt Lafayette Hutchins, Sr., and Ora Alice Campbell Hutchins. Mr. Hutchins was a graduate of Hazel Green Academy and Berea College. A World War II veteran, he served as a member of the United States Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater and saw combat the full battle of Iwo Jima. During his youth, he lived in thirteen states and countless towns, but found his home and great love with Eula Mae Buchanan in Hazel Green. They married on May 10, 1947. Jack was professionally a geologist and maintained his pilots’ license for most of his adult life. He worked for the Commonwealth of Kentucky as the Director of the Department of Maps and Minerals and was responsible for helping Kentucky become one of the first fully topographically mapped states in the country. He later discovered the Commonwealth’s only uranium deposit while working in conjunction with the Atomic Energy Commission. Along with his business partner Ralph Brewer, he co-owned and operated the Western Auto in Sandy Hook. He later worked for the Kentucky Department of Highways and Brighton Engineering. He was a private consultant in coal, oil, natural gas, and energy extraction. Mr. Hutchins was a man of great faith. He was an elder at Hazel Green Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) where he was a longstanding Trustee and served as treasurer for many years. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Eula Mae Buchanan Hutchins, along with four brothers and three sisters. He is survived by two daughters, Pamela Hutchins Hornbuckle (Jim) of West Liberty, and Peggy Hutchins Huff (Ernie) of Hazel Green; three grandchildren, Jami Hornbuckle of Morehead, Lauri Hornbuckle Briscoe (Ed) of Denver, Colorado, and John Huff (Andrea) of Elizabethtown; and two great grandchildren, Jackson and Walker Huff of Elizabethtown. He is also survived by one sister, Ora Mitchell Duff of Sarasota, FL, and one brother, Delynn Morris Hutchins (Alyce) of Campbellsville. Mr. Hutchins was also blessed to have an honorary grandson, his neighbor, Tyler Phipps (Shelby) of Shelbyville. Arrangements are being handled by Herald & Stewart & Halsey Funeral Home. Both the visitation and funeral will be held at the Hazel Green Christian Church (Hazel Green, KY). Visitation will be 6-8 pm on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, and the funeral will take place at 11 am on Thursday, February 9. Burial will immediately follow the service and be held at Hazel Green Cemetery. Full military honors will be performed. Donations to the Hazel Green Christian Church (HGCC, c/o Treasurer Pam Wilson, P. O. Box 66, Hazel Green, KY 41332) are suggested in lieu of flowers. The family would like to extend special thanks to two longtime caregivers, Glinna Stamper and Irene Hollon; recent caregivers, Bessie Tester and Sandy Cornett; Hospice of the Bluegrass; and the home health staff of the Veterans Administration. Mr. Hutchins was known by many names: Jack to the great love of his life, Big Hutch to the Marines of Love Company, Daddy to two, Gandy to five, Uncle Jack to many, Partner to all. Honorary Pallbearers: Charlie Tsui, Ralph Lockard,Sr.,Scott Lockard, Richard Buchanan, Roy Lee Rogers, Roy Rogers, Doug Wilson, Charles Phipps, Joe D.Stacy,Shorty Terry. Active Pallbearers: Brian Buchanan, Greg Buchanan, Tyler Phipps, Delynn Hutchins,Jr., Rob Hutchins,Charles Hutchins,Chuck Hutchins, Sam Moore.
Helena Jacobs Mink, Fd ’47, ’51, February 27, 2017
MINK, Helena J.,
85, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 27, 2017 at Norton Pavilion Hosparus Unit.
Helena graduated from Berea College to which she was devoted. She served on the Berea College President’s Council and the Alumni Executive Council, was Alumni Association President and was recipient of the Alumni Loyalty Award. The Legacy Wall in Fee Glade at Berea was generously funded by Helena.
Following retirement from the Louisville Industrial Foundation, Helena volunteered at Norton Hospital and as an Ombudsman for Kentucky Nursing Homes.
Her community and civic interests led her to serve on the Fifth Division Police Advisory Board and to memberships in the English Speaking Union, Eastern Star, Derby City Oldsmobile Club and Louisville Koi Club.
Bethany Baptist Church where she was a long-time member was important and special to Helena as was the “I Love Bethany Fund” to which she often contributed.
She found great enjoyment in her yard and beautiful flowers as did many others.
Helena was preceded in death by her husband, Albert E. Mink; mother, Dolla Carter; step-father, Boyce N. Carter, Sr.; father, Wallace Jacobs; and brother, Boyce N. Carter, Jr.
She is survived by a brother, Walter Jacobs (Jean); sister, Iris Carter; four nieces; and six nephews.
She also leaves behind many friends and neighbors whom she loved.
Helena’s family is grateful to Dr. Lisa Shields, Dr. Ruth Simons, and Gus Jacobs as well as all the Hosparus staff for their care and compassion.
Her funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Rd. Her service of Christian burial will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday at The Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery in Stanford, KY. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Highlands.
Memorial expressions are requested to be made to Berea College, Bethany Baptist “I Love Bethany Fund” or Hosparus.
Published in The Courier-Journal from Mar. 1 to Mar. 3, 2017
Hazel Gossage Wilson ’52, April 29, 2008
Hazel Wilson, 77, Armilous Rd., Russell Springs, died Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at the University of Louisville Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Marvin and Zilpha Fox George and the widow of Merwyn Olen Wilson. She is survived by one son, Beckham (Terrie) Wilson, Russell Springs; one daughter, Karen Wilson, Madison, TN; two grandchildren, Abby and Allie Wilson, Russell Springs; one sister, Ramona Thornton, Cincinnati, OH; two sisters-in-law, Eunice Thomas and Mary Gossage Emerson. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathie Wilson; a sister, Jean Eecloo and a brother, Gaylord George. Mrs. Wilson was a homemaker and a member of the Union Baptist Church. Funeral services were held Friday, May 2, 2008 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don Emerson officiating. Burial n the Lakeside Memorial Gardens, Somerset. Special music provided by Lydia Wainwright and Yvonne Emerson. Pallbearers were Gary Wilson, Joe Gossage, Jim Gossage, John Gossage, Jonathan Thomas and Lucas Williams. Honorary pallbearers were Freeman Thornton, Bob Williams, Mickey Boone, Morris George, Kerry Thomas and Victory Lawrence. Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Henry Clay Johnson ’52, husband of Irene Johnson, Acad ’47, ’51, January 6, 2017
Henry Clay Johnson, Jr., 85, died in his sleep January 6, 2017, at The Wellington in East Goshen, PA. Mr. Johnson, a longtime resident of Malvern, PA, was a retired aerospace engineer who designed communication satellites at General Electric Valley Forge Space Center. He was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate in physics of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and member of St. Anthony Hall fraternity. He graduated high school at age 15 in Roanoke, VA and attended Berea College in Berea, KY, until he was old enough to enter the Naval ROTC program at UNC. Upon graduation, he was naval aviator, piloting a P2V jet.
In 1956, he joined GE as an aerospace engineer. He and his team designed the communications (spy) satellite that took images from space of Soviet missiles in Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Back then, there were no small cameras in space. The film canister in the satellite was itself the size of a car. In order to deliver the images to the White House, the engineering team had to develop a system to drop the film canister from the satellite to be caught mid-air by a passing jet, using the same principles as the tail hook landings on aircraft carriers that Johnson learned as an aviator. Their calculations so that the film canister and passing jet would intersect at a precise moment were successful, and the rest is history. For their efforts, Johnson and the team of systems engineers received a thank you letter from President John F. Kennedy. Johnson rose to project manager and his career also took him to Japan to manage satellite projects involving GE and Toshiba Corporation.
The lifelong fisherman was a founder and president of the Tri-State Custom Rod Club. For decades, he taught classes in the art of custom rod building, wrote a manual on it and published articles for advanced rod building in a national salt water fishing magazine. Both Clay and Irene have held more than two dozen International Game Fish Association (IGFA) world records.
Fishing for world records off Zihuatanejo, Mexico, stirred his interest in worldwide travel. Always with his wife, Clay traveled the world from Alaska to New Zealand and approached traveling the way he did engineering with precision planning. His lifelong interest in photography came in handy when they traveled. Beautiful landscapes he photographed around the world are displayed in his home.
Whether he captured images by space satellite technology, by photographs taken on personal travels around the world, or caught world record roosterfish from the oceans, Mr. Johnson’s biggest catch of all was his college sweetheart and beloved wife of 63 years, Irene.
Clay is survived by Irene McDonald Johnson, at The Wellington, and four children: Kathryn Johnson Barrett and her husband Ross, Virginia Beach, VA; Susan Stickley Johnson, St. Louis, MO; Henry Clay Johnson, III (Hank) and his wife Deborah, McKinney, TX; and Margaret Johnson Jamborsky and her husband Michael, Reston, VA, and six grandchildren: David Barrett, Will Johnson and wife Katie, Ben Johnson, Ketah Johnson and Laura and Henry Jamborsky.
Clay is also survived by his brothers John Johnson and wife Esther and Dan Johnson and wife Margie; sister-in-law Jean Johnson, widow of his late brother Frank; sister Nita Dutton, and many beloved nieces and nephews.
His volunteer work included being named volunteer of the year at Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital in Malvern in 2006 for his work recommending a safer more efficient hospital bed design.
When the family was younger, there were annual camping trips, mainly to Stone Harbor, NJ. Over the years he also enjoyed staying in touch with the GE Lunch Bunch, the St. Anthony brothers, his fellow Rod Club buddies and introducing his grandchildren to, what else, fishing, and hosting family vacations in Mexico.
A memorial service will be held for friends and family Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Willistown Friends Meeting, 7069 Goshen Rd., Newtown Square, PA, at 3 pm.
In Lieu of Flowers Memorial donations may be made to Project Healing Waters, dedicated to the rehabilitation of active duty military personnel and veterans through fishing. Visit www.projecthealingwaters.org and click on the “donate now” square on the donate page. Project Healing Waters is where Clay’s extensive fishing equipment collection was donated.
Arrangements are being handled by the Mauger-Givnish Funeral Home, 24 Monument Ave, Malvern, PA, 19355, www.maugergivnish.com.
John P. French, Fd ’53, June 17, 2015
French, John Paul Jr. 10/27/1934 ~ 06/17/2015 POWAY — Johnny French was a good man, a decent man, a family man, a hard- working man. He was all these things, but he was so much more than all of these attributes. He was a friend to so many people; he was a father, a grandfather and a great-grandfather. He was the loving husband to his wife, Beverly, for more than 54 adventurous years. He was born and raised in San Diego, attended Kearny High School where he played football, establishing lifelong friendships which endure until this day. To say that Johnny enjoyed life is an understatement. Following his graduation from high school, Johnny began his career in development construction. He became a self-taught soils engineer, at first learning on the job, but then through advanced on-the-job training programs where he became an expert in off-site construction and land development. He worked for a number of major developers in the San Diego and Orange county areas, including Newland Development, AVCO, Woodward- Clyde and Genstar Development, all of which played major roles in the expanding growth in both counties. Johnny would tell stories about how he and the corporations he worked for built the developments in Sorrento Valley and Rancho Bernardo, among others. Johnny was never out of work. He was in demand, well known and well respected within and without the construction community. He worked for over 60 years, finally retiring to the family home in Poway. Throughout his life, Johnny enjoyed the outdoors. He, Beverly, his children and grandchildren all loved to pile into their motorhome and travel. He especially loved stream fishing in Utah, and desert camping in the Anza-Borrego desert. He loved his children and grandchildren, teaching them all to drive the dune buggy in the desert. He created memories which will never be forgotten, especially all those times the youngsters blew out the transmission on the dune buggy! Not a problem. This was not an ordinary man. Johnny had a propensity to make friends. His home was always open to family, friends, co-workers and associates. It seemed that every occasion calling for a celebration, be it birthdays, holidays, weddings or just a summer gathering with friends, the barbeque was always on and the beer was cold. Everyone was welcome. Johnny had an eclectic taste in music, everything from Boss Skaggs to The Phantom of the Opera. Something was always playing on the family stereo system during the celebrations at their home. He was also a Charger fan who suffered through the seasons without championships, but was always hopeful for next year. He was wearing his Charger cap on his way to the hospital last week. Johnny will surely be missed, but not forgotten. He passed away as a result of complications from heart surgery. He is survived by his devoted and beloved wife, Beverly, whom he met when she was 17 years old. She says it was “love at first sight,” for her. He is also survived by, a daughter, Darci, with grandchildren Ashley (husband Chad) (great-granddaughters, Sierra and Paisley), Austin, Kasey (husband Chris), Tyler and Kirra; a son, Rich, with grandchildren Chelsea (husband, Mark) (great-granddaughter, Mina) and Andrea. He is also survived by a brother, Danny and a sister, Joyce, as well as nephews Paul, Seth and David. A memorial service will be held at the Poway Bernardo Mortuary, Friday, June 26th, at 11:00 a.m. Address: 13243 Poway Rd., Poway, CA 92064. The family requests that any flowers be sent to the Mortuary.
Hugh B. Browning ’53, January 29, 2017
Hugh Burton Browning, of Woodbridge, VA died in his home Sunday Jan 29th 2017. He served in the US Army, taught history and other subjects, was Principal of Woodbridge Senior High School, was Director of Secondary Education in Prince William County, VA, and finished his career at Fred Lynn Middle School as guidance counselor. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and especially golfing. He was an avid reader, scholar, and historian. Hugh was instrumental in starting both an outstanding sports program and humanities program at Woodbridge Senior High School. In addition to being a founding member of the Woodbridge Rotarians, he also was a member of many other local and national groups. The world was left a better place by his presence and he is greatly missed by friends and family. If there was ever someone who led a life of service to their fellow man, Hugh led such a life. Surviving Hugh are his wife Betty Lou, son Dr. J. Burton Browning, Brothers Brooks Browning and Larry Browning, and Sister Elaine Lyle.
Family and friends will be received at Mountcastle Turch Funeral Home, 13318 Occoquan Road Woodbridge VA 22191 on Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 10:00am-11:00am. With a life celebration service starting at 11:00am. Interment will take place in Stonewall Memory Gardens, 12004 Lee Highway, Manassas VA 20109 on Friday, February 3, 2017 at 10:00am.
Joyce Parsloe Gardner ’53, February 11, 2017
Joyce P Gardner died after a long illness in Saco, Maine on February 11, 2017. Born in Boston the daughter of Minerva (Mason) and George Parsloe of Milton, MA and Bayside Maine. She was the middle child of nine children. She attended Milton High School. She was a graduate of Berea College and remained a member of the Maine Alumnae Group, which met annually at graduates’ homes. She had a degree in social work and her first job was at a settlement house in Cleveland. It was there that she met and married her husband Edgar Gardner who she met on a blind date at a Cleveland Indians baseball game. They first settled and had their children in Mayfield Heights, Ohio and later moved to Willoughby, Ohio. She and Ed were active in the Burroughs Nature Club. Ed was an accomplished amateur wildflower photographer and Joyce identified their flower finds. Together they gave talks to various nature clubs. It wasn’t unusual to be traveling on the highway and for one or the other of them to call out a rare wildflower and back up along the highway so it could be identified and photographed. It was in Ohio where they raised their three children in whom they installed a love of nature and gardening. Joyce went back to school and was a substitute teacher and later a special education teacher at Willoughby South High School. She was named Women of the Year by the Local Newspaper for her various volunteer services and activities. She was a Brownie and Girl Scout Leader. She, along with Ed was instrumental in establishing an annual kite festival, which continues to this day. They later relocated to Nashua NH, where she taught in a Catholic Elementary School and again established a beautiful garden and continued volunteering at church and various originations. Since her earliest years, she spent her summers in Bayside, Maine. The Gardner family traveled almost every summer from Ohio to Maine to visit with relatives and wait out an Acadia Park kind of day for their annual trek. These road trips were always accompanied by musical duets while their children suffered in embarrassment from the back seat. She and Ed had always wanted to live in Maine and when the opportunity came, they moved to Biddeford, to a house along the Saco River, where they could enjoy eagles, seals and birds along the shore and of course have her beautiful gardens. She continued her teaching career in the Maine school system teaching English as a second language. She was active in her Church including the Women’s Association, the church fairs and singing in the choir. They later moved to Saco where she once again established beautiful gardens, which were featured in the annual garden tour. She was on the board of directors of the Senior College, and on the board of the Saco Food Pantry. Ed by this time was going blind but he faithfully kept the bird feeders filled so she could sit at the kitchen table and enjoy the visiting birds and wildlife. Joyce is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Ed Gardner, her three children Patricia (Tish) Gardner of Boston, Ellen Lawson and her husband Monte of Colorado, Ned Gardner and his wife Laura (Gump) of New Jersey. Her grandchildren were the joy of her life. She is survived by Melinda Lawson, and Holly Lawson of Colorado; Alyson Gardner Jarvis and her husband Greg of Georgia; her future great grandchild currently known as the Jarvis bump and her brother Richard Parsloe; sisters June Seamans and Jane Haverty. A memorial service celebrating Joyce’s life will be held at the First Parish Congregational Church March 18 at 1:00 pm. A reception will follow the service. Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, 365 Main Street, Saco has been entrusted with the services. In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Joyce’s name to the First Parish United Church of Christ 12 Beach St, Saco, ME 04072 www.firstparishsaco.org or Saco Food Pantry 67 Ocean Park Rd, Saco, ME 04072 www.sacofoodpantry.org
Amalio C. Rubio ’53, husband of Mary Rubio ’51, October 20, 1989
No obituary available
Dr. Alice R. Manicur ’54, January 2, 2017
FROSTBURG: Alice Manicur, who worked 47 years at Frostburg State University and was the school’s first dean of students, died Monday, and those who knew her best said her legacy reaches far beyond the local community.
“What I would like people to know is how well known she was and how highly regarded she was throughout the country. It was the impact she had on the student affairs profession,” said Tom Bowling, vice president for student affairs, who worked alongside Manicur for 30 years.
Since Manicur’s death, Bowling said he’s received emails from all over the country from people talking about her legacy.
Manicur was hired in 1960 after earning a doctorate in higher education administration from Indiana University and became Frostburg’s vice president for Student and Educational Services, according to a statement issued by FSU President Ron Nowaczyk on the university’s Facebook page.
Bowling said what he admired about Manicur most was her discipline, focus, work ethic and her “unquestionable integrity.”
“Humble, understated, decisive, straightforward and principled” were some of the words that Colleen Peterson, the university’s former vice president for advancement and alumni programs used to describe her.
“She was understated and humble in death as she was in life,” said Peterson, who worked with Manicur for more than 20 years. “She was the most knowledgeable person and most experienced woman I have ever known. She was a great support, mentor and real true friend.”
Manicur retired as dean of students in 2007 and was granted administrator emerita status.
“She didn’t use a lot of words but you knew exactly what she meant,” said Peterson. “She was the most decisive administrator I have ever met.”
In her personal life, Manicur was a world traveler, visiting every continent. Bowling said one of his fondest memories of her was hearing about her travels and, in particular, a trip she took to Antarctica.
“She was the only individual I know that had been to all seven continents. She took delight in traveling and sharing her stories about traveling,” he said.
“She was grateful and joyous. She lived a full life and had few material things. Things didn’t mean much to her unless they were indicative of where she had been,” said Peterson. “Character was important to Alice.”
Manicur had a host of honors and recognitions. In 2000, the multi-use room in the Lane University Center was named in her honor. In 2012, she was inducted to the Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame.
She also served on the university’s board of trustees.
She was the first female president of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators and was honored by that organization with the Scott Goodnight Award for Outstanding Performance as a dean, the Pillar of the Profession Award, the John L. Blackburn Distinguished Pillar Award and the annual conference for women aspiring for leadership in student affairs was named after her as the Alice Manicur Symposium.
Per Manicur’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral. She will be interred in Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood, Virginia.
Martha Ann Nolan ’54, February 23, 2014
MARTHA ANN “MATTIE” NOLAN, 81, passed away Sunday, February 23, 2014, at Emogene Dolan Jones Hospice House in Huntington. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at Wayne United Methodist Church by Pastor Jake Steele. Burial will follow at Jones Cemetery, East Lynn, W.Va. She was born April 9, 1932, in East Lynn, W.Va., a daughter of the late William Edward and Mary Pearl Stanley Jones. Mattie was a retired nurse for HIMG. Also preceding her in death was her husband Milburn “Joe” Nolan; three sisters, Ruby Tygrett, Margaret Goldwater, Ruth Pearlman; four brothers, Gayle, Sheldon, Lucian M. and Billy James Jones. Survivors include two sons, Rev. Kenneth Nolan and wife Linda of Parkersburg, W.Va., Rev. Thomas Nolan and wife Ann of Huntington, W.Va.; a sister Eunice Kirwin of Houston, Texas; a brother Stanely Jones and wife Lizzie of Lavalette, W.Va.; three grandchildren, Kenneth Eric Nolan, Kristof Taylor Nolan and Patrick Andrew Nolan and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Wayne United Methodist Church. Morris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Dr. Patrick C. Williams, Jr. ’54, husband of Ann Williams ’55, March 1, 2017
Dr. Patrick C. Williams Jr. 84, passed away quietly on March 1, 2017, at his residence in Anderson, SC. Dr. Williams, a physician of Obstetrics & Gynecology specializing in infertility, lived and practiced in Charleston, WV for over 40 years before retiring to Anderson in 2003. He graduated from Berea College, West Virginia University Medical School, and The Medical College of Virginia. He completed his specialist training in OBGYN at the Huron Road Hospital in Cleveland, OH. Patrick had fought valiantly against Progressive Supranuclear Palsy since 2004. Dr. Williams is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ann West Williams, his five children, Linda, Patrick III, Robert, Donald and Jeffrey and three grandchildren, Conor, Annie, and Patrick IV. A small graveside service will be held this weekend. A memorial service honoring his life and work will be held at Roberts Presbyterian Church in Anderson, SC in August 2017.
Maureen Begley Hymer ’54, wife of Wayne Oscar Hymer, Fd ’49, ’53, March 10, 2017
Maureen Elizabeth (Begley) Hymer age 84 of Berea, Kentucky, beloved wife, wonderful mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, who adored and was adored by her family, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, Kentucky. She was born March 26, 1932 in Chavies, Kentucky to the late Amerida and Minta (Gay) Begley and attended Berea College. Maureen was a member of the First Christian Church of Berea, was active in church organizations, and loved singing in the choir. She served as accountant for the family business, Hymer Ford Sales and Service of Berea, First Christian Church and the New Coon Creek Girls. Maureen belonged to the Berea Country Club and Women’s Golf League, an accomplished golfer and past club champion. She was one of a few to ever have a hole in one on # 5 at Berea Country Club. Maureen was an avid University of Kentucky sports fan, and previously was an active member of Berea Younger Women’s Club and loved to garden. Maureen was preceded in death by her parents, and brothers and sisters: William Begley, Ira J. Begley, Reed Begley, Opal Begley Eversole and Jeanette Begley Napier. She is survived by her husband of 63 years Wayne Hymer, daughter Vicki Lynn Simmons of Berea, son Steven Wayne Hymer and daughter-in-law Lynn (Despard)Hymer of Richmond, Kentucky and sister-in-law Norma Hurley Begley of Somerset, Kentucky. Also surviving are grandchildren Cristina (Cristi) Elizabeth Simmons and James (Jay) Landon Simmons and wife Summer (Smith) Simmons, great grandchildren Meghan Paige Smith, James Reece Smith, Avery Nicole Simmons, and Saylor James Simmons all of Berea, Kentucky and numerous nieces and nephews and their children. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Tuesday, March 14, 2017at the First Christian Church of Berea, conducted by the Reverend Mark Caldwell-Reiss. Burial will follow in the Berea Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 pm Monday, March 13, 2017 at the church. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Davis and Powell Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Maureen’s name, to Hospice Care Plus, Compassionate Care Center, 350 Isaacs Lane Richmond, KY 40475 or The Buckhorn Church at 300 Buckhorn Lane Buckhorn, KY 41721. The family extends their most heartfelt appreciation to the Hospice staff for the care and compassion given to Maureen.
Ruth Ann Wiggins Curry ’54, October 31, 2016
No obituary available
Betty Saylor Webster ’55, January 11, 2017
Betty Jean Saylor Webster, 84, of Madison, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at her residence.
She was born July 12, 1932 in Hulen, Ky., to John Lewis and Anna Gertrude Rogers Saylor. She was raised in Corinth, Ky. She graduated from Corinth High School at 16. She earned a bachelor of science degree at Berea College and later a master of arts at the University of Louisville. After her mother’s death, she helped raise two of her brothers. She was a home economics instructor in Trimble County, Ky for 20 years, before becoming a full-time florist. She operated Betty’s Flower Shop in Bedford, Ky. before moving to Madison in 1968. She attended the FTD School of Design. In 1969, she and her husband opened Colonial Flower Shop on East Second Street in Madison. She continued to work at the shop until her death. She was a charter member of Faith Alliance Church. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, socializing with everyone and interacting with customers.
She is survived by one daughter, Jennifer Webster Bates of Madison; two brothers, whom she raised, Robert Allen Saylor and Thomas Dale Saylor, both of Fort Myers, Fla.; one grandson; two nephews; and several great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband, JL Webster, whom she married Oct. 21, 1962, and who died Nov. 24, 1999; her father; her mother; and one brother, Roger Saylor.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Faith Alliance Church. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery.
Friends may call at the church Sunday from 3 to 8 p.m. and Monday from noon until the service.
Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Lytle Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, and Ransdell Funeral Homes are in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.
R. Kenneth Franks, husband of Juanita Franks ’55, September 12, 2016
LEXINGTON: A funeral service for Dr. Robert Kenneth Franks, 81, of Lexington, SC will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel with private interment in Woodridge Memorial Park. “Ken” Franks was born December 9, 1934 in Lothair, KY and passed away Monday, September 12, 2016. He was a son of the late Clyde H. Franks and Grace Farmer Franks. Dr. Franks graduated from Leslie County High School (KY) in 1952 and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Carson Newman College in Jefferson City, TN in 1956. He later went on to receive his Doctor of Philosophy in Physics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1964. Over his career Dr. Franks was a Physicist with NASA at Langley Research Center in VA. He was a Professor of Physics at both Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX and Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. He also served as a Business Administrator for Cumberland College (now University of the Cumberlands) in Williamsburg, KY. He retired as a Physicist with the Department of Energy at the Savannah River Site near Aiken, SC. Dr. Franks was an active member of the American Physical Society. He was also a past Deacon at First Baptist Church in Aiken, SC and spent many years as a Sunday School Teacher. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Dr. Franks is survived by his wife, Juanita Horton Franks of Lexington; daughter, Joanna Franks Miller and son-in-law, Lee, of Lexington; grandchildren, Trent, Christi and Jason Miller; brother, Ronald Franks of Big Stone Gap, VA; sister, Iris Franks Henderson of Byesville, OH and numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by a son, Robert K. Franks, Jr.
Joanne Austin Condra ’57, December 13, 2016
Joanne A. Condra, 81, went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 13, 2016. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Joanne was a member of Looney’s Creek United Methodist Church, and was choir director at Looney’s Creek and Sulphur Springs Churches. She retired from education after teaching music for 30 years at Whitwell High School, and was a member of the Retired Teachers Association and Delta Kappa Gamma. The daughter of the late D.W. and Katherine Austin, Joanne was also preceded in death by her brother, Richard Barry Austin. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 57 years, Earl N. Condra; daughters, Melanie (Mark) Meshotto and Amy (Henry) Jordan; son, Barry N. Condra; grandchildren Megan Condra (Jaryd), Micah Meshotto (Carri), Hannah Davis (Johnny), and Maddie Jordan;great- grandchildren, Austin, Ayden, and Abigayl; sister Kathy Austin; brothers, John D. (Charlyn) and Fred (Janice) Austin; several nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Hospice of Chattanooga and Vickie Eggert RN, and special caregivers, Susie Waters and Angela Powell for the loving and compassionate care given to Joanne. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, at 11 a.m. CST at Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church, with Rev. Brenda Woods officiating. Burial will follow in Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends today, from noon until 8 p.m. CST. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Looney’s Creek United Methodist Church or the Whitwell Schools Foundation. Services entrusted to Reed Funeral Home 11675 Hwy 28, Whitwell, TN. Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com.
Lillard Eldreth, husband of Mannon Eldreth ’58, May 5, 2016
WEST JEFFERSON November 24, 1931 May 05, 2016 Lillard “Lee” Eldreth, of 567 Inspiration Way, West Jefferson NC died Thursday, May 05, 2016. Mr. Eldreth was born in the Flatwoods community of Ashe County on November 24, 1931. He graduated West Jefferson High School in May 1950 and entered the US Army in June of that year. Lee served in Korea, Japan and Okinawa and gained the rank of Master Sergeant in the Armor branch in 1952 with the 24th Infantry Division. He was commissioned Armor 2nd Lt USAR after graduating Officer’s Candidate School at Fort Benning GA 1957. He graduated fixed wing flight school at San Marcus TX, rotary wing school at Ft. Rucker, AL and instrument school with Southern Airways in Augusta GA. Lee flew both fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft for the remainder of his 20 year military career, logging 3,700 plus hours of flying time. He was assigned to the 37th Armored Battalion in Germany where he spent 3 years. After completing Advanced Armor Officer’s School at Ft. Knox, KY he was assigned to Ft. Hood, TX for a short time before receiving orders for Iran. He served with a MAAG (Military Assistance Advisory Group) unit from 196–5 to 1967 in Teheran, Iran, accompanied by his family. While in Iran he was promoted to Major. Upon completing his tour in Iran he returned to the United States briefly before being reassigned to Vietnam. While serving in Vietnam 1967-1968, he earned the Vietnamese Bronze Star as well as the US Bronze Star. Major Eldreth also earned the Purple Heart from wounds received in Phu Lai Vietnam during the Tet Offensive of 1968. He spent 42 days in the hospital in Vietnam then a month TDY, recuperating in Bangkok Thailand. Lee was known to his military peers by the nickname ‘Pappy’ because he was never without a pipe in his mouth. He was a lifetime member of TROA/MOAA since 1971. Upon his return from Vietnam, Lee was assigned back to his home base of Ft. Hood, TX where he operated Gray Army Airfield until his retirement in June 1970. He and his family returned to their roots in Ashe County, NC in 1972. Lee was a long time member of Mount Jefferson Presbyterian Church, having served as Elder for many years on the Session, teaching Sunday School as well as assisting with Bible School and repairs to the church. He was a local substitute mail carrier for a few years after returning to Ashe County. He also assisted his brother-in-law Pete Gambill in the plumbing business before devoting full time to Lees Trees Choose & Cut Christmas Tree Farm. He particularly enjoyed his hobby of woodworking. His scroll-saw Christmas ornaments and manger scenes were favorites of his tree customers. Lee enjoyed meeting his friends for coffee every workday morning at People’s Drugstore in West Jefferson, catching up on local news, and flipping a coin for whomever was to pay the check. In addition to his parents, Charles & Emaline Shepherd Eldreth & siblings, William, Walter and Nellie, he was preceded in death by his son, Daniel Lee Eldreth in 1999. Lee is survived by his wife, Mannon Blevins Eldreth of the home; his daughter, Ellen Verhaagen and her husband Dave of Charlotte, NC; four grandchildren: Christy, Abbey, Maddie & Daniel Verhaagen all of Charlotte NC; a brother, Charles Eldreth, Jr. and his wife Patricia; a sister-in-law, Opal Koontz Eldreth and a number of nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at Mount Jefferson Presbyterian Church from 1:00 to —2:00 pm prior to the funeral services at 2:00 at the church. The funeral service will also be streamed live at www.mjpc.org . Burial will be in Ashelawn Memorial Gardens in Jefferson. Badger Funeral Home of West Jefferson is in charge of arrangements. The family requests no flowers, however, memorial contributions may be made In memory of Lillard “Lee” Eldreth to either: THE DANIEL LEE “DAN” ELDRETH MEMORIAL ENDOWMENT C/O NORTH CAROLINA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION 4601 SIX FORKS RD STE 524 RALEIGH NC 27609 OR MOUNT JEFFERSON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH PO BOX 782 WEST JEFFERSON NC 28694
Sidney W. Fox ’58, August 13, 2016
SIDNEY WILLIAM FOX ’58 of Donalsonville, Georgia, passed away August 13, 2016. Following graduation from Berea and graduate studies at Iowa State University and the University of Minnesota, he began his professional career in the Agricultural Extension Service at North Carolina State University. Later he worked as a research chemist with Uniroyal Chemical, Cargill Foods, Bestfoods and Hormel Food Company. He also served two years in the U.S. Army.
After retirement, he devoted his time to his farm in Donalsonville, where he specialized in raising cattle and growing pecans, cotton and peanuts. More recently he developed an interest in solar energy and worked as a consultant for a major solar farms company.
Sidney was a native of Mars Hill, North Carolina, and enjoyed spending his summers there. He was active in the Donalsonville community and was a long time member of First Baptist Church of Donalsonville.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marlene Fox and a son, Gregory Fox.
Survivors include a son, Kirk, two granddaughters, a brother, Donald Fox, and sisters Hope Wolfe and Faith Fox. The three siblings are also graduates of the College.
Barbara Wade Schuler, Fd ’59, February 21, 2017
Barbara Wade Schuler, 76, Of Aurora, Indiana, Passed Away February 21, 2017. Barbara Was Born March 6, 1940 In Dunnville, Ky, Daughter Of The Late G. B. Wade And Frances Wade Barbara Attended Elementary School In Casey County And Graduated From Berea Foundation High School. She Was The Co-Owner And Office Manager Of Wsch Radio For 33 Years. Barbara Was Also Co-Founder Of John Schuler Tours Where She Worked As An Office Administrator. Barbara Served As A Deacon At The First Baptist Church Of Aurora, Where She Was Also Active In The Stephens Ministries. In The Past She Volunteered As A “Pink Lady” For The Dearborn County Hospital Auxiliary. In Barbara’s Free Time She Enjoyed Her Plants And Flowers In The Yard, But Most Of All, She Loved Spending Time With Her Husband And Many Cherished Pets, Including Squirt And Sidney. Surviving Is Her Loving Husband Of 52 Years, John W. Schuler; Brothers, Jerry (Caroline) Wade Of Russell Springs, Ky, Iva (Jewel) Wade Of Windsor, Ky, Milton (Brenda) Wade Of Dunnville, Ky, Castle Wade Of Russell Springs, Ky, Phillip Wade Of Russell Springs, Ky; Sister, Wilma Wade Of Lexington, Ky; And Special Friend, Tina Buckhave. She Was Preceded In Death By Her Parents G. B. And Frances Wade. Friends Will Be Received Saturday, February 25, 2017, 1:00 Pm – 4:00 Pm At The First Baptist Church Of Aurora, 6060 Blair Rd., Aurora, Indiana. Services Will Be Held At 4:00Pm Immediately Following Visitation With Pastor Bill Secrest Officiating. Contributions May Be Made To The First Baptist Church Of Aurora, P.A.W.S. Or Dearborn County Home Health And Hospice. If Unable To Attend Services, Please Call The Funeral Home Office At 812-926-1450 And We Will Notify The Family Of Your Donation With A Card.
Nancy S. Duckworth, wife of Jack E. Duckworth ’59, December 22, 2015
1939 – 2015 Canton: Nancy Silver Duckworth, age 76, of Canton and Spring Hill, Florida ran into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, December 22, 2015. Nancy was born on May 19, 1939 in Charlotte, NC. She grew up in Oteen and attended Biltmore High School. She met the love of her life, Jack Duckworth, at Babe Malloy’s in Asheville. They married on September 15, 1957. Nancy is the daughter of the late L.P. Silver and Evelyn Hughey Silver and was also preceded in death by her brother, Larry P. Silver. She is survived by her wonderful husband of 58 years Jack E. Duckworth; her children, Donna Diven and her husband, Jim, of Spring Hill, Florida, Larry Duckworth and his wife, Diane, of Asheville, and David Duckworth and his wife, Valorie, of Woodstock, Georgia; and a sister-in-law, Judy Silver Allen and her husband, Dick, of Etowah, North Carolina. She dearly loved her grandchildren, Samantha, Jack and his wife, Kayla, Jimmy, Mitchell, Julia, and Carson. Nancy began her running career in her early 40’s. After only one year, she completed the Charlotte Marathon in 1982 with a time of 4 hours 12 minutes. She was fortunate enough to be an avid golfer and it was a huge part of her life. She was a member of Laurel Ridge Country Club and Timber Pines Country Club in Spring Hill, Florida where she resided half the year for several years. She was a member of the WNC Blue Ridge Golf Association. Nancy’s wish was to thank Dr. Nathan Williams, Nurse Donna Bradford, and the wonderful staff at New Horizons as well as Dr. Adrienne Stanley at Midway Medical Center. They were truly a blessing with her battle with ovarian cancer. A celebration of Nancy’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 28, 2015 at Canton First Baptist Church with Ray Shepard officiating. The family will receive friends at a reception following the memorial service in the fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canton First Baptist Church, c/o Nancy Duckworth Scholarship Fund, 74 Academy Street, Canton, NC 28716. Funeral Home Wells Funeral Home – Canton Wells Funeral Home – Canton 3715 Asheville Highway Canton , NC United States 28716 Visitation Following the service Following the service
Rebecca Henderson Lawson ’60, wife of Robert Lawson ’60, February 24, 2017
Rebecca Lucille Henderson Lawson, 78, of Taylorsville, passed away peacefully on Friday, the 24th day of February, 2017, at Baptist Health Louisville. Rebecca, “Becky” to her friends and family, was born to the late Fred Leroy Henderson and Pauline Fowler Henderson on the 26th day of July, 1938, in Etowah, McMinn County, Tennessee. She graduated from Fulton High School in Knoxville, Tennessee, and graduated from Berea College in Berea, Kentucky, where she majored in English, and where, during her freshman year, she met the love of her life, Robert Lawson. They were married in the college chapel on the day they graduated in 1960, and were happily married until her death parted them. They raised three children and many extraordinary dogs. She was baptized at the First Baptist Church in Taylorsville and also attended the Elk Creek Baptist Church. Rebecca parlayed her bachelor’s degree in English from Berea and a master’s degree and rank one in education from the University of Louisville into a twenty-six year career as a teacher in Spencer County. She began by teaching the seventh grade at the old Waterford school one year, and then taught junior and senior high school English at Taylorsville, retiring in 2000, after guiding generations of Spencer county students to God’s own understanding of English grammar and at least a nodding acquaintance with the canon of great literary works in that language. She had a kind and nurturing soul and loved her students, her friends, and her family. She was a founding member of the Friday Afternoon Club at Spencer County High School, and sends her fellow members her kind regards. She had an artistic temperament and dabbled in practical and decorative sewing, painting, and ceramics. After retiring from teaching, she spent some time as a docent at the J. B. Speed Art Museum and enjoyed her memberships in the Middletown Women’s Club and in Book Marms, a book club of like-minded ladies in the area. She even started a chapter of the Red Hat Society in Taylorsville. Her great passion in later life was genealogical research, and she and her cousin, Shelby Morris, were devoted to researching her family line. Her survivors include her husband, of over fifty-six years, Bob Lawson of Taylorsville; her children, Sean Lawson and Kerry Lawson of Louisville, and Shannon Lawson of Nashville, Tennessee; her brother Jerry Henderson of Palm Coast, Florida; her sister, Freddie Cochran of Springfield, Ohio; and her three grandchildren, Kate, River, and Faith, all of Louisville. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, the 28th day of February, 2017, at the Hall-Taylor Funeral Home of Taylorsville, with Reverend Kenny Jackson officiating. Interment will be in the Valley Cemetery in Taylorsville. Visitation will be from 2:00 P.M., until 8:00 P.M., Monday, at the Hall-Taylor Funeral Home of Taylorsville.
Henry Holdway Snodgrass, Fd ’60, August 29, 2016
Henry Holdway Snodgrass, 74, of Orange Park, Fl, passed away on August 29, 2016. He was born in Pineville, KY on January 24, 1942 to Henry Holdway Snodgrass, Sr. and Dorothy Rose Stephens Snodgrass. Henry moved to Florida in 1977. He graduated from The United States Air Force Academy with a Bachelor’s degree. He was an aero space engineer at Jacksonville Naval Air Station. Henry was an active member of the Asbury United Methodist Church in Orange Park. He was predeceased in death by his parents of Williamsburg, KY and by Virgina Snodgrass of Alma, AR. Henry is survived by his sister, Dr. Louise Haugh of Tucson, AZ, and his brother, George Snodgrass of London, KY., along with many more family members and friends.
Liska Hunter Singleton, wife of David L. Singleton ’60, November 11, 2016
Liska Hunter Singleton age 77, wife of David Singleton, died Friday Nov. 11, 2016 in Lexington, KY. Liska was born in Pikeville KY, to the late Frank Hunter and Hazel Howard Hunter. Liska lived a long and varied life, with many careers and many interests; painter, actress, model, aerobics instructor, office manager, businesswoman, and cook. A lover of books and theatre. She was a co-owner of Paco’s Restaurant in Richmond, where her recipes were loved by many. She was a gardener with an incomparable green thumb. Which shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who knew her, for she was a nurturer. She loved her family above all else, and never hesitated to lend a hand or lend an ear to someone in need. Liska worked the past 11 years at the Terrace Nursing Home in Berea as a receptionist.
Liska is survived by her husband David Singleton, her sons Michael (Zhen) Singleton and Robert “Bobby” Singleton (Alice Tipton), her sister Frances (William) Johnson, her grandchildren Evan and Emma Singleton, and her nieces Kim Scott and her daughter Skylar and Liska Williams Gray and her daughter Alexis.
A memorial service will take place at a later time. Arrangements are being handled by Lakes Funeral Home in Berea, please leave condolences at www.lakesfuneralhome.com.
Howard Glenn Napier ’61, September 26, 2016
NAPIER, Howard Glenn Age 78 of Hamilton, passed away on Monday, September 26, 2016 surrounded by his family. Glenn was born June 9, 1938 in Chavies, Kentucky to Taylor Napier and Mae (Whitaker) Napier. Glenn attended Buckhorn High School graduating as Valedictorian of the class of 1957. He attended Berea College in Berea, KY before transferring to Miami University. Glenn was employed by Ross Local School District where he served as a middle school math teacher and Assistant Principal until retirement in 1992. On June 12th, 1969 Glenn married his wife Carmelita Gray, who lovingly cared for him through his illness. Glenn is survived by wife Carmelita Napier; his son Mark Glenn Napier and his daughter in law, Mendy; his grandchildren Christopher Glenn Napier and Emma Ann Napier; and six siblings. Glenn was preceded in death by his parents and his sister. Glenn will be greatly missed by his family and friends and will be cherished forever. Funeral service will be held at Eaton Road Church of God, on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 2:00 PM with Dr. Dale French officiating. Burial will follow at Collinsville Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Eaton Road Church of God. Memorial contributions can be made to the church. Condolences can be made at www.browndawsonflick.com.
Olive Roberts Cox ’62, Date Unknown
Obituary not available
Betty J. Standifer, wife of Wayne H. Standifer ’62, August 17, 2016
Dr. Betty Robbins Standifer age 74 a resident of Cleveland passed away Sunday July 17, 2016 in a Chattanooga Health Care facility. Betty was the daughter of the late Elsie Davis Robbins and the Reverend Edgar Loyd Robbins II. She received her Bachelor’s Degrees from Lee University in Christian Education and Elementary Education. While a student at Lee, she was a member of Pioneers for Christ where she traveled abroad and around the U. S. She received her Master’s Degree from West Georgia University and her Doctorate from the University of Sarasota in Florida. Betty taught in Private Schools in North Carolina, Hawaii, Florida and the Bahamas. She taught in Public Schools in Bradley County Tennessee and in Georgia. She taught in Colleges in Georgia including Mercer University and Kennesaw State and in Lincoln Memorial, the Harragut, and Tennessee Campus where she was the Associate Professor of Graduate Education. Her students included Principals and Coaches. Betty was considered a loving, caring and compassionate teacher by anyone she taught! Because Evangelism was her passion and so she could have greater access to prisons for Chaplaincy, Betty obtained the Ordained Minister’s License through the Church of God her in Cleveland. Betty had a wonderful sense of humor. She loved to travel, read and listen to Gospel music. She was a member of the City Church of Chattanooga. Survivors include her husband, Wayne Standifer of Cleveland, her sister, Dr. Patricia Robbins Allen and her husband Reverend Virgil Allen also of Cleveland, her brother, Eddie Robbins and his wife Cathy Conn Robbins of Cumming, Georgia, her nieces, Donna Allen Cone and her husband Alton, Marie Robbins, Missi Robbins Jaerling and Tiffany Robbins, her nephews, Reverend Steven “Steve” Allen and his wife Laura, Phillip Allen of Newport, Tennessee, her sister in law, Margaret Gilbert, her brothers in law, Carson Leon Standifer and Ed Standifer and his wife Janette and several great nephews and cousins also survive. The Remembrance of Life Service will be conducted Friday at 3:00 from the Westmore Church of God with Pastor Kelvin Page, Dr. Robert Crick and Dr. Mike Chapman officiating. Interment will follow in the Sunset Memorial Gardens with Reverend Virgil Allen and Reverend Charles Davis officiating. Casket bearers will be Ashton Cone, Alton Cone, Phillip Allen, Nicholas Allen, Zachary Allen, Chandler Allen and Cameron Fox. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 3:00 Friday before the Service at the Westmore Church of God. The Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services North Ocoee Chapel has charge of the arrangements. You may share your condolences and your memories with Betty’s family at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.
Fred Boggs, Jr., Fd ’63, September 13, 2011
Fred Boggs Jr., 67, of Kingscreek passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center. Fred was the son of the late Fred Boggs Sr. And Hermie Cornett Boggs. Surviving are his wife: Joyce Ann Cornett Boggs; 1 daughter: Marcy Lynne Boggs – Berlatsky of Chicago, Illinois; 4 brothers: Carl Lee Boggs of Van, Lowell Boggs of Linefork, Wendell Boggs of Cumberland, and Merle Boggs of Hindman; 1 sister: Bonnie Roark of Kingscreek; 1 grandchild: Siah Emanuel Berlatsky. Memorial Service will be at a later date.
James Kent Poe ’63, March 9, 2017
Mr. James Kent Poe, age 77, of Jefferson, passed away Tuesday night, March 7, 2017 at Ashe Memorial Hospital. A private graveside service will be held upon Kent’s request. Mr. Poe was born in Ashe County on January 12, 1940 to the late Elmer and Doris Eller Poe. He graduated from Riverview High School as President of his 1959 class. Kent earned a BS degree in Agriculture from Berea College in Berea, Kentucky. Also he earned a Masters in Science Education from the University of Kentucky. He had lifelong friendships and bonds from his years in education; they were treasured throughout his life. He was a lifetime member of Phi Kappa Phi, an honors academic fraternity. He spent 30 years teaching vocational agriculture and horticulture in Kentucky, Buncombe County and Ashe County school systems. He served as a deacon and was a Sunday school teacher for many years. He had a love for nurturing and discovering lead to the patent of a new Fraser Fir species, “Frosty.” Kent was an admiral in the New River Navy for his leadership in the fight to save the New River and farmland in Ashe and Surrounding counties. He testified before Congress, marched and advocated on the local, state and national level as part of this historical grassroots movement. Kent loved his family and was proud of his Ashe County heritage. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a talented writer and artist. He was athletic and competitive in all things. He enjoyed learning and talking about the history of our mountains and genealogical connections. He often visited people in the community and passed time sharing stories about days past. He was an avid Kentucky Wildcats basketball fan and a proud member of the “Big Blue Nation.” As a man of strong faith, he lived that testimony daily. His happy place was when he was part of nature. You could find Kent hiking mountain paths or fishing until dark on Sunday afternoons. He loved his pets and had many special pets in his life. He found great comfort and pleasure in listening to bluegrass music, especially hearing his wife, Jo Anne, sing. Friends recall Kent saying, “God is calling his children home.” Surely one was called home today. Rest in peace, rise in glory. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Jo Anne “JoJo” Dishman Poe. Mr. Poe is survived by two daughters, Jennifer Poe Gilbert, of Laurel Springs and Kelly Poe Vannoy and husband, Mark, of Jefferson; two sons, Shawn Poe and wife, Susan, of Helton and Chad Poe and wife, Janie, of Jefferson; a sister, Viola Blevins and husband, Ray, of Chilhowie, VA; a brother, Paul Poe and wife, Paulette, of West Jefferson; seven grandchildren, Sherman Gilbert, Mallory Vannoy, Staton Knight, Carson Knight, Maggie Knight, Hunter Knight and Laci Poe; several nieces and nephews also survive. As a tribute to legacy of Kent Poe, the family suggests: take time to sit and visit with a friend, plant a tree that will bear fruit for others, or donate to the children’s Sunday school class at Sugar tree Baptist Church in his memory.
Edna Campbell White ’63, January 12, 2017
Edna Earle Campbell White, 77, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at her residence. Funeral services are Saturday, at 11 a.m. at Corner Stone Funeral Chapel with Bro. Jimmy Carl Ball officiating and Bro. Jerry Miller singing. Burial will follow in Green Haven Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until service time on Saturday. Survivors include husband, Dewey White; son, Thomas White; daughter, Duann Benefield (Dwight); stepdaughter, Karen Lett (Michael); grandchildren, Hope Benefield, Hollie Benefield; brother, William B. Campbell (Willadean); a niece and a nephew. Mrs. White was a graduate of Berea College, volunteered for more than 20 years with Ider Rescue Squad as an EMT, had worked as a dispatcher for DAS, had served on the DeKalb Hospital Board and was a member of Ider Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Frances Campbell and brother, Charles Campbell. Leave condolences online at www.cornerstonefuneralchapel.com.
C. Robin Whittington ’64, husband of Shirley Whittington ‘66, August 17, 2016
Claude Robin Whittington, age 74, of Woodlawn, Virginia passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2016 in the Golden Living Health & Rehab Center.
Mr. Whittington was born on November 4, 1941 in Carroll County, Virginia to James Noel and Carrie Shockley Whittington.
He is survived by his wife Shirley M. Whittington of Woodlawn, Virginia; son and daughter-in-law James R. (Jimmy) and Amanda Whittington of Woodlawn, Virginia; grandchildren Jasmyn Whittington; Cameron Whittington and Alexia Whittington.
The funeral service will be held Friday, August 19, 2016 at 11:00 AM in the Woodlawn United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dina Clower and the Rev. Gloria Lancaster Rhudy officiating. Burial will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from six until eight at the Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home.
Sallie Smith Deffendall ’64, December 23, 2015
Ms. Sallie Jane Deffendall, 73, passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2015 in her home. Sallie was born in Albuquerque, NM on September 20, 1942 to the late Robert and Marjorie Payton Smith. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Larry Lee Deffendall and 2 sisters. She is survived by a son, John Robert Deffendall of San Antonio, TX; 2 daughters, Robin Deffendall and Ginny Deffendall, both of Fayetteville; 5 grandchildren, Robert, Timothy, Kayleigh, John Harlan and Madeline. A service to celebrate her life will be held 2:00 PM Friday, January 22, 2016 at LaFayette Funeral Home, 6651 Raeford Rd. Fayetteville, NC 28304 with Robert Stacy officiating.
Bradley T. Riddle ’65, May 30, 2012
Bradley Thomas Riddle, 69, husband to Eugenia Cadell Riddle, passed away May 30, 2012 in Lexington. He was born November 25, 1942 in Cincinnati, Ohio to the late Troy and Pearl Lake Riddle. He was a retired computer programmer for Kentucky State University, and was an U.S. Army Veteran. Along with his wife he is survived by children, Bradley Riddle Jr., Rebecca Ann Riddle, and Amy Breeding all of Georgetown; grandchildren, Brittaney Riddle, Corey Riddle, Ashley Riddle, Loren Breeding, and Grace Breeding; great grandchild, Dylan Dewes; brother, Steve Riddle of Berea. Funeral services are 1 p.m. Monday, June 4 at Tucker, Yocum, & Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Greg Gallaher officiating. Burial is in Lakes Family Cemetery, Madison County. Pallbearers will be Phillip Breeding, James Spence, Corey Riddle, Kevin Conlee, Zach Webb, and Rick Draper. Honorary bearer will be Steve Riddle. Visitation is 10 a.m. until time of service on Monday.
John N. Fryman ’67, March 9, 2017
John “Jack” N. Fryman, 72, husband of Nora Dunbar Fryman, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017. Born in Versailles, KY, he was the son of the late John R. and Dorothy H. Fryman. Raised in Nicholas County, KY, he was an excellent High School ball player and went on to play for Berea College. After receiving his degree from Berea College, he spent 30 years with Kentucky Utilities, retiring as Human Resource Manager. He served in the Army National Guard, was a member of the 101 Club and was an avid golfer and loved fishing. He was a member of the Man-O-War Church of God and served as head of the Ushers and Greeters. He was a former member of the Bethesda community Fellowship Church in Russell Springs, KY, where he served as clerk. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, David (Sheila) Fryman and Kym (Gene) Bellau; step son, James V. (Jerri) Hillock; brother, Byron (Ann) Fryman; grandchildren, Christine Godfrey, Kelsey Fryman, Miranda Gregory, Eli and Sarah Hillock; great grandchild, Caleb Godfrey. Funeral services will be 2 PM CST Monday at Bethesda Community Fellowship Church in Russell Springs, KY. Burial will follow at the Russell County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 3-6 PM EST Saturday at Johnson’s Funeral Home, Georgetown, KY and 11 AM CST till service time Monday at the church. Memorial may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.
Georganna Bishop Anderson ’67, August 24, 2000
GEORGANNA BISHOP ANDERSON, 56, Lebanon, died Aug. 24. 2000. She worked four years for Wal-Mart, Lebanon. Previously, she was a medical social worker in Kentucky. She graduated from Berea (Ky.) College. Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity. Memorial services: 7 p.m. Sept. 6 in Myers Mortuary, Lebanon, with calling from 6 p.m. Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Lebanon. Survivor: cousin Patricia A. Pankonen.
Manfred G. Wihl, husband of Mayer Wihl ’67, January 27, 2015
No obituary available
Pearl Buck Porter ’67, Date Unknown
HERNDON, VA. – Pearl Buck Porter, 54, of Herndon, Va., died unexpectedly, June 12, 2000. She is survived by her husband, O.B. Porter, formerly of Houlton; children, Alicia Smith (Mark) of Gainesville, Va., Andrea Ofiesh (George) of Thornton, Colo. and Adam Porter of Herndon; her mother, Velom Prater Buck of Grayson, Ky.; sisters, Nila Booth of Louisville and Shirley Manning of Grayson; brothers, Shannon Buck of Akron, Ind. and Louie Buck of Evansville, Ind. She was preceded in death by a son, Alan Porter; and a brother, Franklin Buck. Visitation was held in Herndon and funeral services in Grayson, with interment in the Prater Family Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The Porter Family, 12783 Forest St., Thornton, Colo. 80241, for setting up a trust fund for Adam’s college education.
Rita L. Conley ’68, January 12, 2015
Rita Lynn Conley, 68, of Prestonsburg, passed away Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. She was born June 4, 1946, to the late Rev. James Dewey Conley and Lillian Conley, of Prestonsburg and Marysville, Ohio. She was a teacher, social worker, and caregiver of many. She loved young children and animals, and cared for many of the mountain strays for the past 30 years. She was survived by her daughter, Carey Thomson (Peter), of Massachusetts; grandchildren, Lillian, Brennan, and Andrew; a brother, Jim Conley (Chris), of Lexington; sisters, Faye Ruffing (Steve), of Marysville, Ohio, and Mary Caceres (the late Fred Caceres), of Hilliard, Ohio; nieces and nephews, Susan Conley, Alan DeRossett, Barbara Lund, Matthew Wilson, Fred Caceres, Emily Ruffing, Ryan Ruffing, Stephen Conley, Jeff Conley, and the late Jim Conley; several great and great, great nieces and nephews; and dear friends and caretakers Beth Hartmann and Liz Wilhelm. There will be a memorial service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent in her memory to: Floyd County Animal Shelter, 545 Sally Stephens Branch, Prestonsburg, KY 41653 www.animalshelter.org/donate.asp.
Thomas Edward Bedwell ’68, May 2, 2016
Mr. Thomas Edward Bedwell, 69, of Frederick, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2016, at the Frederick Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Martha Cornell Henson. Born in Darby, PA, on May 27, 1946, he was a son of the late Phlenoy and Inez Bedwell. He was retired as a Software Engineer and had worked for several companies including, Motorola and Hughes Network. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. Surviving in addition to his wife are three children, Edward “Ted” Bedwell and wife Alexa, Cynthia Davis and husband Lee, and Kelly Latkovski and husband Tony, all of Frederick, three brothers, David Bedwell, of AL, William Bedwell, of KY and Paul Bedwell, of KY, one sister, Jeannie Hall, of KY, and grandchildren, Aidan, Samuel, Jeremy, Samantha, Hunter, Todd, Blake and Audri, also several nieces and nephews. The services and interment will be private. Arrangements are with the Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, Frederick. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in his memory to, Berea College, 101 Chestnut St., Berea, KY 40403.
Sharon Lowe Harmon ’68, wife of Benjamin Harmon ’68, October 30, 2004
Sharon Rose Lowe Harmon, age 58, of Olive Hill, Ky., died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2004, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. Mrs. Harmon was born June 24, 1946, in Carter County, Ky., a daughter of the late Willard and Evelyn Rose Lowe. She was a retired teacher with Carter County Board of Education and was employed as the KEA Unicep director. She was a member of the Kentucky Education Association and Olive Hill First Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Roberta “Bobbie” Bailey, Sue Crain, Judy Barker and Nancy Treadway. She is survived by her husband, Benjamin Harmon of Olive Hill; a son, Benjamin “”Benjie”” Harmon Jr. and his wife, Gina, of Bowling Green, Ky.; a daughter, Mariah Rose of Bowling Green; a brother, Joe Lowe and his wife, Christine of Grayson, Ky.; and one grandson, Joseph Austin Harmon. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004, at 1 p.m. at Olive Hill First Baptist Church officiated by the Rev. Mike Blankenship and the Rev. Bob Stapleton. Burial will be in Lowe Family Cemetery. Friends may call after 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004, at Oney-Henderson Funeral Home in Olive Hill. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Gideons.
Janice C Reffitt ’68, August 11, 1996
Daughter of Shirley “Budge” Reffitt and Ila L. Little.
Jancie died at Morehead hospital. Resident of Salt Lick, in Bath Co.
John T. Akers ’69, August 2, 2009
John, age 62, passed away on Aug. 2, 2009 after a short battle with cancer. He leaves behind his loving wife of 41 years, Connie; brothers, David, Denny; sisters, Freda Spears and Frances Cantrell; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lorene and Denver; and sisters, Ernestine and Phyllis Rose. John served honorably in the US Air Force from 1967-70. After discharge, he attended Lees Junior College in Jackson, KY for an AA degree, Eastern Kentucky Univ. in Richmond, KY for a BS degree and the University of Cincinnati for a master’s degree. In 1970, John became a Kentucky State Trooper and retired in 1986. He moved to California where he worked for NEC and later as an educator for the University of Phoenix and Chapman University teaching criminal justice. John was an avid hunter and fisherman and was usually accompanied by his dog, Buddy. Burial and memorial services have yet to be planned at the Sacramento Valley Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Dixon, CA. John will be sorely missed by his many friends and family members.
Harrell Samuel Mefford, Fd ’67, ’71, June 29, 1969
No obituary available
Rachel Berry ’72, April 6, 2012
NICHOLASVILLE – Rachel Louise Berry, 61, former social worker, died Fri, April 6, 2012. She is survived by a brother, Claude (Brenda) Berry, Paris; and three sisters, Linda (Johnny) Shingletown, New Carlisle, OH, Elizabeth (Jim) Rankin, Paris, and Denise (Giovanni) Nocero, Independence, KY. Memorial service 8pm Tue, April 10, Hinton-Turner Funeral Home, Paris. Visitation after 5 pm Tue
Constance Ann Gomery Allison ’73, December 20, 2016
ALLISON, Constance Ann, 65, of Montgomery, Alabama, passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Gomery and Constance Dutton Gomery. She is survived by her husband, Roger Terry Allison; daughter, Leslie Allison Tapley; three brothers, James Gomery, John Gomery and Michael Gomery. Ann was born in Hampton, Virginia on September 20th, 1951. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Berea College in Kentucky, a master of education degree from the College of William & Mary in Virginia, and an education specialist degree from Troy State University-Dothan in Alabama. Ann was an accomplished musician and served as choir director at various US Army military chapels overseas. She was an elementary school teacher in New Brockton, Alabama and in Zweibrucken, Germany. Ann served as an Education Administrator with the State of Alabama Department of Education before retirement. Ann was beloved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed. The family will receive friends at Alabama Heritage Funeral Home on Friday, December 23, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., followed by a Graveside Service in Alabama Heritage Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Scleroderma Foundation, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105, Danvers, MA 01923.
Tony Testerman ’79, November 24, 2016
No obituary available
Bessie May Duckett ’79, November 5, 2012
Bessie Mae Duckett, daughter of Lillie Pyles Duckett and the late James Duckett, will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, November 8, 2012, at Union Baptist Church, 50 Union Church Road, Greenville. The body will be placed in the church an hour before the service. Friends and relatives may also visit from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at the Brown Funeral Home – Greenville. In addition to her mother, survivors include two children raised in the home, a niece, Cassandra Bradley Morris and nephew, Phillip Tyrone Duckett; sisters, Carlotta Duckett Dei, Clarissa Duckett Williams, and Cora Duckett Daniels; other relatives and friends. Brown Funeral Home – Greenville
Christopher Lo ’91, June 26, 2011
Chris is the oldest son of Mr. & Mrs. Chong Teng Lo. He has 3 brothers (Txawj Ntse – Choua Va, Chu Pheng, Chu Feng) and 3 sisters (Maily, Pahoua, Nue).
He was a loving husband, father, son, brother, and mentor to us all. He leaves behind his loving wife (Maignia) and five beautiful children (Angel, Robert, Utah, Augustine, and Christopher Jr.) whom he loved and cherished.
He loved his people, his community, and his friends. But most of all, he loved his family. He was a loving husband and a father that his kids were proud of and looked up to.
Chris was planning to run for elected office in the Greater Sacramento Area and was very active in the community. A few of the local organizations are: Sacramento Boulevard Partnership, Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce, Stockton Blvd Partnership, Community Activities Board for UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento Asian Chamber of Commerce, Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA)and Sacramento Hmong Alliance Church. Nationally, Chris was very active with Hmong National Development (HND) and Lo/Pha Society.
He was a passionate State Farm agent for over ten years and enjoyed every moment.
Everyone he met, he made a lasting impression. He had a big heart and was always willing to help out anyone. He was generous with his ideas and his time. He was an optimistic person who saw the best in everyone.
Chris was a devoted Christian and a living example of greatness.
He always said, “Don’t be just like me. Be better than me.”
His final resting place is at East Lawn Sierra Hills Cemetery, 5757 Greenback Lane, Sacramento, CA 95841.