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Name Note
Jessica Bivens Abbott
Class of 2007
Birth
and husband Jared announce the birth of their daughter Hannah Sophia-Kate Abbott born on March 30,2014.
Odis Clinton Abbott
Class of 1942
Memoriam
Odis Clinton Abbott, Sr. age 94 of Maryville passed away Monday, July 14, 2014 at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Maryville First Baptist Church, an avid old harp singer, and the oldest living person that was born in Cades Cove. Odis retired from ALCOA as an electrician and enjoyed being a volunteer for the Blount County Food Pantry. He was a devoted father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Abbott. Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Clint and Darlene Abbott, and Larry and Katherine Abbott; daughter, Cathy Abbott Coe; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; three sisters.
Lindsey Brown Adams
Class of 2007
Birth
and Husband Corey announce the birth of their beautiful daughter Emma Mae on January 26, 2014
Roland W. Anderson
Class of 1941
Memoriam
96, passed away peacefully on November 16, 2014. He was ordained to Presbyterian ministry April, 1944, after graduating from Maryville College, Tenn. and Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, N.J. He also did graduate work at Duke and received an honorary degree from the University of Ghana in Accra, Africa. He and his wife Ruth, who passed away in 2006, served seven congregations across the country. Three of these were in California: Anaheim, Rancho Santa Fe, and Menlo Park. In 1963 he was appointed by the Church's General Assembly to establish a department of Ecumenical Action for its overseas branch. He developed the VIM (Volunteer in Mission) Program and also held the chair for Africa. He was one of the committee which planned the Peace Corps and then chaired the committee on African Affairs to guide its work there. Rit and his wife Ruth moved to Santa Rosa in 2005 to be near his son Ron and wife Diana from Occidental, grandchildren Chad and wife Janice of Santa Rose, Erica Anderson of Santa Rosa, and great-grandchildren Trevor and Dylan Anderson and Cole and Jake Parman. Their elder daughter, Bonnie Salhany of Los Angeles, younger daughter Cheryl and husband Michael Szuch and grandchildren Evan and Jenna of Oceanside, CA make up the family.
Sara Moore Arnold
Class of 2003
Birth
and husband Thomas Arnold '99 announce the birth of their daughter Grace Elizabeth on April 23,2014
Helen Bewley Ashby
Class of 1940
Memoriam
passed away on August 23,2014. Maryville College meant so much to them, if it hadn't been for a History Professor who had his students sit in alphabetical order, they might never have meet See Magic folder for full Obituary
Alice Blackburn Ayers
Class of 1957
Memoriam
passed away October 7, 2014. She was born in Maryville Tennessee, daughter of the late Roy Blackburn and Alice Blackburn. In 1968 she moved to Lake County from Mountain City, Tennessee. She was an elder of the First Presbyterian Church in Eustis, Florida and a member of the Presbyterian Women's organization. She was active in Howey -in-the-Hills Garden and Civic Club; Lake Association for Home and Community Education and Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority. Before coming to Lake County, Alice was a 4-H/Home Economics' extension agent in Mountain City TN. She employed as 4-H extension agent with the University of Florida/Lake County Extension from 1968 until her retirement in 1992. She administered the 4-H youth development program serving over 5,000 youth an leaders during her career. Alice graduated from Maryville College with a Bachelor's degree in home economics and earned a master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She received several awards: Distinguished Service Award from National Association of Extension 4-H Agents and its 25 Year Service Award, Lake County Agriculture and Youth Fair's 1992 Roll of Honor for 20 years of service, President of the Florida Association of the 4-H Agents and registration chairman for the 1981 National Conference of 4-H service as a volunteer. The Howey Garden and Civic Club gave Alice the 2002 Blanche Hobbs Award for outstanding service. Friends appreciated her dependability and quiet steady manner. Alice enjoyed sewing, weaving, upholstery, bread making and scrapbooking. Alice is survived by her Husband of 42 years,David H. Ayres. Also surviving her brother, Charles R (Elizabeth) Blackburn of Maryville, TN; sister-in-law, Fern Blackburn of Knoxville; nephews, Richard E. (Cynthia) Blackburn, Thompson Station, TN; Timothy C. (Jean) Blackburn of Maryville; great nieces, Gracie, Jordin and Audrey; great -nephews, Joe and wife Rachel; great-great niece, Virginia Alice and Cousin, Grace Stinecipher of Standford, FL. Alice was predeceased by her brother James W. Blackburn. A memorial service will be held at 11am Thursday October 16 at the First Presbyterian Church in Eustis, Florida
Michelle Wilson Bailey
Class of 2008
Birth
and Kevin J. Bailey '08 a son, Ryan Mark Bailey, Friday, October 10, 2014.
George Philip Barber
Class of 1951
Memoriam
of Apollo Beach, died May 15, 2014. Survived by wife, Gail; children, Michael, Gary & Lyn; 3 grands; 2 great-grands; brothers, Jack & Jim. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon
Ted H. Beasley
Class of 1951
Memoriam
went to his heavenly home Sunday, January 4, 2015. Born on August 5, 1924 in Montgomery, AL, he was the son of the late Ted H. Beasley, Sr. and Mattie Emily Law Beasley. Ted was a veteran of the US Navy during World War II. He graduated from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA earning a Master of Divinity and of Maryville College in Maryville, TN earning his undergraduate degree. He began his ministry serving two churches at the same time, Fishing Creek Presbyterian Church and Uriel Presbyterian Church both in Chester, SC. He next served as pastor at Panthersville Presbyterian Church in Decatur, GA and later served at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Florence, SC. His final pastoral service was at Armstrong Memorial Presbyterian Church in Gastonia from 1975 until his retirement in 1990. Ted was always looking out for others and put his family and friends first in his life. Survivors include, his loving wife, Ann Lindsay Beasley of Gastonia; sons T.H. "Trey" Beasley, III and wife, Jan of FL, Boyd Beasley and wife, Beth of Huntersville; daughter, Kaye Beasley- Rash and husband, Rick of Blowing Rock; step-daughter, Cynthia Lindsay Green and husband, Gary of FL; brother, Ray Beasley and wife, Sue of AL; sister, Judy Beasley of AL; grandchildren, T.H. "Brook" Beasley, IV and wife, Olivia of Charlotte; Connor and Owen Beasley; and great-grandchildren, Hayden, Noah and Kendall Beasley. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 3:00pm, Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Myers Memorial United Methodist Church in Gastonia with Rev. Dr. Sydnor Thompson, III and Rev. Dr. Jim Cockerham officiating. Myers Memorial is the longtime church of Ann and where they began their life together in marriage in 1989. The family will receive friends following the service in the vestibule. Ted was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Boyd Beasley; brother, Harold Beasley and his wife, Nita; and sister, Jean Sanders and her husband, Cecil. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be sent to: Maryville College, 502 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN, 37804
Erica Johnson Beck
Class of 2004
Notes
A reception was held in the Blackberry Farm Gallery on Friday, October 31st from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., in conjunction with the Maryville Last Friday Art Walk for Maryville College alumni Erica Beck '04 and Mary Louise Sullivan '06. Beck, a graphic designer for Knoxville public relations firm Moxley Carmichael is displaying a collection that represents her illustration style. Sullivan, a bookbinder, printmaker and artist from Nashville, Tennessee is displaying a collection of work titled "Works in Progress and Production." The exhibit represents an evolution in product design and includes blank book prototypes from her MFA thesis show, as well as "subsequent iterations and products."
Ilda Mosby Bennett
Class of 1949
Memoriam
Ilda Mosby Bennett, 89, of Maryville, wife of the late Duncan C. Bennett, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Ilda graduated from Maryville College in 1949 and worked for many years in the Maryville College bookstore and post office. She leaves four children, Rosalind Magnuson, Rebecca Bennett, Geoffrey Bennett and Adrienne Bennett; three grandchildren, Emily Lancaster, Sara Pope and Duncan Bennett; and close friends, Carol Luther and Al Baker.
Annie Raper Berrier
Class of 1938
Memoriam
of Lexington passed away Friday (November 21, 2014) after years of declining health. She celebrated a lifelong goal on July 9, 2014 as she reached her hundredth birthday. A celebration of her life will be held 11:00 am Tuesday (November 25, 2014) at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church with Rev. Karen Roberts officiating. A private interment at Mt. Olivet will precede the service. The family will receive friends at Davidson Funeral Home-Hickory Tree from 6:00 until 8:00 pm Monday night. Annie was born in Davidson County, July 9, 1914 to David Madison and Flora Bell Craver Raper, the ninth of ten children. She was a graduate of Arcadia High School and Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee. On June 27, 1940 she married Ernest Paul Berrier and lived most of her life in Arcadia. Anne was an active lifetime member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church where she served as church librarian and chairman of the Paul Evans Scholarship Fund. She was a member of the Women's Society of Christian Service and the Suzanna Wesley Bible Sunday School Class. She enjoyed being a member of the Davidson County Extension Club and Margaret Ripple's various arts and craft classes. She spent most of her career in the Davidson County Schools teaching at Midway and North Davidson Junior High School, retiring in 1976. Mrs. Berrier was an avid gardener of both flowers and vegetables, other hobbies included crafts, needlework, painting, traveling and reading. When Mr. Berrier went to the coast on his many fishing trips, she always accompanied him bringing a good book, not a fishing rod. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ernest Paul Berrier in 1987, her sisters, Mary and Pearl, brothers, Grady, Austin, Ira, Paul and Charles. Surviving are her children, Barbara Teal (Wilson), Becky Lewis (Mike), David Berrier all of Lexington and Phil Berrier of Santa Barbara, CA; grandchildren, CW5 Myke Lewis, Jr. (Sherrie) of the US Army, Lori Weaver (Robert) of Lexington, Randall Teal (Lisa) of Carrboro, Jeff Teal (Tracy) of Creedmoor, Rebecca Mabe (Jeremy) of Lexington, Chris Berrier (Kristin) of Lewisville and Christina Thomas of Tulum, Mexico, great-grandchildren, Benton and Anna-Jane Lewis, Kaytlyn and Avery Hester, Colson and Chase Teal, Charlie Teal, Olivia and Justin Mabe, Emma Eggers and Luca Thomas Maza, and 1 great-great-grandchild, Kyndal Leonard; sister, Margaret Hemingway of Charlottesville, VA; sister-in-law, Rachel Sink of Thomasville; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.
Myranda Austin Bertrand
Class of 2009
Birth
welcomed a son, Austin Theaux Bertrand on September 21, 2014.
Ann Cook Bird
Class of 1949
Memoriam
age 85, of South Knoxville, passed away at her home on August 15, 2014. Our beloved Ann was born in Asheville, North Carolina, on December 18, 1928, to Howard Winston Cook and Lucy Howard Cook. She is an alumna of Maryville College and was an elementary school teacher at local Knoxville schools for 25 years. Ann met the love of her life, Robert J. Bird, at Maryville College, and at the time of her death they had been married for 62 years. Ann and her husband were avid hikers, in their younger years logging many miles in the Smoky Mountains. They enjoyed spending quiet time on the porch of their Norris Lake cabin, being in nature, boating and water skiing. She was an active member of the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville. She was generous with her smile, colorful jokes, and gave generously to charities. Ann is survived by her husband, Robert J. Bird; daughter, Cheryl Bird-Sanchez; son-in-law, Bryan Sanchez; brother, Winston Cook; and sister-in-law, Marguerite Cook. She is preceded in death by a son, Robert Jr. Ann was a loving wife, mother, sister, and friend, and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Per Ann's wishes, she will be cremated, followed by a private ceremony.
Louise Pratt Bollman
Class of 1959
Notes
are moving to Beaverton, Oregon to be near their oldest son, Ken and his family.
Rachel Nicole Bossard
Class of 2012
Notes
is currently Staff Interpreter/Educational Interpreter at Sign Language Specialists of Western, PA, Inc. and has interpreted at Overbrook Regional High School.
Carolyn Graham Bradley
Class of 1974
Notes
recently retired with a 40 year career in education. Currently still active as a business owner, she looks forward to connecting with friends during alumni weekends and being involved as an alumni.
Levon Terray Brassfield
Class of 2012
Marriage
on March 15, 2015
Bill Franklin Breen
Class of 1955
Memoriam
80, of Huntsville, passed away Wednesday October 29, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dale and Anna Mae Holland Breen, and sister, Julia Clark. Mr. Breen graduated from Maryville College in 1955 and entered Marine Officer Candidate School in Quantico, VA. He served in the US Marine Corp in the US and abroad. He was honorably discharged and promoted to the rank of Captain. Mr. Breen assisted in organizing the first Better Business Bureau in Huntsville, AL. He was self- employed in the personnel staffing and recruiting business, and was a charter member and captain of the Huntsville Quarterback Club. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Scottie; sons, Mark Breen and Harold Breen and wife, Valeria; granddaughters, Amanda Price and husband, Brandon, and Erica and Anna Marie Breen; and great-granddaughter, Rylee Scott Price. - See more at: http://obits.al.com/obituaries/huntsville/obituary.aspx?n=william-breen-bill&pid=173011978&fhid=5535&eid=sp_ommatch&eid=sp_ommatch#sthash.hOl0BAYR.dpuf