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Name Note
Don F. Adams
Class of 1956
Jan. 3, 2011, in Santa Claus, Ind. Following teaching positions in Blount County, he began a 38-year career as a National Park Service ranger, overseeing sites in Tennessee, the Virgin Islands and Indiana. Survivors include wife Grace Harrison Adams '55, two children and their families.
Candis Wright Allwein
Class of 1974
will be traveling to Mtwapa Kenya on March 27, 2013 and will be serving in the laboratory/clinic in the Zion Community Clinic. It is a free AIDS clinic for diagnosis treatment of aids and general health support. Sje will also be working at Goodlife Orphanage in the evenings.
Harold Edward Ammons
Class of 1950
passed away on Monday, September 20, 1010 at his home. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Harold E., II and Rachel Ammons, Robert Shawn and Sandra Ammons; son, Allen Maxwell Ammons, all of Louisville, TN.
Robert DeGeer Amy
Class of 1975
passed away on November 18, 1983.
Autumn Jones Anderson
Class of 2010
to Wesley Anderson, April 7, 2012.
J. T. Anderson
Class of 1952
passed away on October 6, 2012. Mrs. Anderson requested no obituary be printed.
Jama Cameron Anderson
Class of 1996
was named Blount County Teacher of the Year. Jama is a teacher at Mary Blount Elementary School in Maryville, TN
Lynn Allen Anderson
Class of 1951
passed away 12-11-12. He was a devoted elementary teacher, Modern Western Square Dance Leader and caller and loved to play golf. A native of Blount County, he taught school in East Tennessee, Knox County and Taylor, Michigan. He taught square dancing in Michigan, Ontario, Canada, East TN and Florida. Lynn earned his Masters in Education and Superior at UT, studied at the University of Detroit and received a National Science Foundation Grant at Eastern Michigan State University. Lynn is survived by his wife of 56 years and children, Debra and Jacob.
Kat Atchley Arbogast
Class of 2001
to Joshua Arbogast, September 2, 2012 at the Capital Theatre in Maryville, TN
Stephanie Westner Arkema
Class of 2004
married Jeff Arkema on December 12, 2012
Sara Moore Arnold
Class of 2003
and husband Thomas Arnold '99 announce the birth of their daughter Grace Elizabeth on April 23,2014
Joe Jordon Arrendale
Class of 1936
Mary Dilkes Bangert
Class of 1964
October 20, 2009, in Lincoln University, Pa. She taught high school English and computer science in New Jersey for 25 years, retiring in 2002. Survivors include husband Roger, two children and their families.
Virginia Wheeler Banks
Class of 1941
passed away on Oct. 12, 2010, at the Anchorage Pioneers' Home. Virginia was born May 20, 1920, in New Brunswick, N.J., and was an only child to Gershom and Dorothy Wheeler. Her parents died at an early age and she was the beneficiary of many kind relatives and friends. In high school, she was active in the Girl Scouts and was a counselor and lifeguard at summer camps on the East Coast. One of her benefactors provided her a college education at Maryville College in Tennessee, where she graduated in 1941 with a degree in biology. She joked that she had a biology degree before scientists had discovered DNA. After graduation, she worked for Johnson & Johnson Co. One of her tasks was testing Band-Aids. During World War II, she enlisted as a SPAR, the women's reserve of the U.S. Coast Guard, and served between 1943 and 1945 as a clerk, ending up in Ketchikan. She said the private joke among the women there was to say, "Ketchikan to catch a man." It was in Ketchikan that she met her future husband, Harold "Hal" Banks, who was also serving in the Coast Guard. After Hal completed seminary, they lived in California and Oregon, working at a number of churches. During that time, they had four children, Ken, Jean, Susan and Scott. In 1960 they received the call to begin a new Presbyterian church in Anchorage. With a loaded station wagon and four noisy kids, they drove from Lakewood, Calif., to Anchorage over the Alaska Highway, arriving May 28, 1960. A church was soon built on Boniface Parkway, where Virginia was active teaching Sunday school and doing other work with Church Women United, Presbytery of the Yukon and other religious organizations. In 2003 Virginia was presented Honorary Life Membership in Presbyterian Women. Virginia and Hal divorced in the early 1970s. Virginia loved animals and the house always had at least one cat and soon after, Shetland sheep dogs. She was deeply devoted to her children, encouraging them in music, writing and sports. The family attended the Anchorage Symphony at the old Sydney Laurence Theater. She was the quintessential hockey mom, taking Scott to early morning practices and watching hockey games in zero-degree weather. She sewed and knitted, passing that skill on to Jean and Susan. She helped organize a new 4-H club in East Anchorage, teaching knitting and sewing classes as well as finding "volunteers" to teach electronics and arts and crafts. She was a wonderful mother and friend, and everyone loved her sense of humor. She demonstrated her Christian values and beliefs through large and small acts of kindness, doing small things like bringing home a favorite magazine for the kids, knitting mittens for friends and taking the family camping. She worked and retired from the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, where she was a well-respected secretary to a number of counselors. She retired and lived in East Anchorage. She loved to visit her children in Washington and Hawaii, watching sports, especially bull riding, football, hockey and baseball. She also continued her involvement with the church. Virginia lived in the Anchorage Pioneers' Home for the past 13 years. Virginia is survived by her four children, Ken Banks and daughter-in- law Pim Banks; Jean Banks, Susan Banks and son-in-law Stewart Terry; Scott and daughter-in-law Jody Karcz-Banks and grandchildren Justin, Zane and Veronica; and special friends Mary Jane Landstrom, Alice Green, Joyce Palmer and Sydney Eden.
Thomas Allan Barber
Class of 1975
Thomas Allan Barber of Hendersonville passed the morning of August 22, 2005 at his home at the age of 52. He was preceded in death by his father E. John Barber. He is survived by wife, Janis Barber; daughter Kristina, D.V.M; son David; stepsons Drew and Calvin Norowski; mother, Doris; sister Gail; brothers, Daniel and James; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Barber received a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Chemistry from Maryville College, Master of Science degree in Chemistry from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He was employed by DuPont from March 1990 to Aug. 22, 2005 as a New Product Developement Research Engineer. There are currently five patents which list Tom as the inventor. He was retired from the US Navy at the rank of Cammander USNR. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Hendersonville.
Donald S. Barbour
Class of 1949
Donald S. Barbour, 86, of Orlando, FL, passed away on August 2, 2013. He was born in Jacksonville and grew up in Riverside. He was a big Florida Gator who graduated in journalism in 1950. He and his wife Kitty '48, whom he met at Maryville College in Tennessee, moved with their young daughter Sally to Jackson, Mississippi, where their son John was born, and where Don worked for the Clarion Ledger. He loved newspapers, journalism and advertising. The Barbours came to Orlando in 1953, where Don worked first for the Chamber of Commerce and then founded Barbour Truck Ads, and eventually Barbour Outdoor Advertising. When he sold that company, he founded Barbour and Monroe Marketing Research where he was a consultant to newspapers nationwide for a number of years. A businessman who was civic minded, he was an active member of Kiwanis Club and the YMCA, Chairman of the Board of the Salvation Army and Elder at First Presbyterian Church. He was very active in the Democratic party and a great supporter of Claude Pepper, LeRoy Collins, and Lawton Childs. He was a fun person to be around. He found funny things in everything. He liked to be in charge. He is survived by his wife Kitty, his daughter Sally, his son John and his family, wife Laurie and children Hannah and Andrew.
Jean Cotton Barker
Class of 1948
Husband Rev. Dr. William Barker died at home in South Wellfleet, MA on July 8, 2012. Born in Pittsburgh, PA on February 14, 1927.
Robert S. Barker
Class of 1946
passed away in May 2011 in Japan. He is survived by his wife. The college was notified by Eleanor Barker '46.
Colleen Baugh Barnard
Class of 1945
Colleen Barnard, 88, of Kingston, Tennessee, died Tuesday, July 31, at home. She was the beloved wife of Ray Barnard (deceased), and is survived by her children: Mary Nancy Martin, Ramona '72 and Rick Holt, and Margaret and David Hayes; grandchildren: Margaret Ellen Miller, Lara, Joseph, and Julia Holt, Alyson and Matthew Hayes and great-grandchildren, Amanda, EJ, and Christian Melendez, Maddie Sievert and Ethan Lininger. Mrs. Barnard is preceded in death by her parents, Nancy Ellen Baugh Heany and Collie Baugh.
James McEachern Barr
Class of 1943
July 16, 2010, in Riverhead, N.Y. He earned his master of divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary and was a longtime Presbyterian minister, retiring from Cutchogue (N.Y.) Presbyterian Church. Survivors include four children, including Mary Ellen Barr Wolf '71 and David Barr '73, and their families; and two brothers.