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Name Note
Odis Clinton Abbott
Class of 1942
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
and Husband Corey announce the birth of their beautiful daughter Emma Mae on January 26, 2014
Roland W. Anderson
Class of 1941
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
and husband Thomas Arnold '99 announce the birth of their daughter Grace Elizabeth on April 23,2014
Alice Blackburn Ayers
Class of 1957
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 predeased 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
and Kevin J. Bailey '08 a son, Ryan Mark Bailey, Friday, October 10, 2014.
George Philip Barber
Class of 1951
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
Erica Johnson Beck
Class of 2004
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."
Annie Raper Berrier
Class of 1938
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
welcomed a son, Austin Theaux Bertrand on September 21, 2014.
Rachel Nicole Bossard
Class of 2012
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
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.
Bill Franklin Breen
Class of 1955
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:
Sutton Brown
Class of 1976
who owns Brown's and Hardware store is an old-time country store with newfangled ideas. While the groceries are fresh and up to date, the same can't be said for the items for sale in the hardware section of the store. "We have old fuses and stuff that you just can't find at Walmart," said Jonathan Kent. Much of the hardware in stock was designed to fit plumbing and electrical fixtures from the 1920s and 1930s. Many of the store's customers travel from North Carolina and Virginia to purchase hard-to-find items. That includes apple butter kettles and two-man apple peelers and all sorts of unusual gadgets. While the inside of the hardware section of the store looks like it is still the 1950s, the store's roof is definitely 21st century. Row after row of new solar panels crowd the roof of the hardware section and the nearby warehouse. The panels have been installed over the past three weeks by one man, Josh Guy of Mountaineer Electric of Vilas, N.C. Guy finished the installation Tuesday. The panels should be connected to the grid by the end of this week. As a result of Guy's installation and the vision of store owner Sutton Brown, the old-timey store now has bragging rights in Carter County. Its solar panels can generate 44 kilowatts of electricity from the sun. That is remarkable because when the system is connected to the grid this week, Ken Markland of the Elizabethton Electric Department said Brown's output will be three times larger than Security Federal Bank, which produces 15 kilowatts from its panels. Guy said the installation of the wiring for the panels was difficult because the store and other electric customers were on an old 120/240 volt three-phase delta line, but Markland said it was not a problem for Elizabethton Electric engineers, and they worked with Guy on the connections. Markland said the system will have its own meter to measure how much power the panels are producing. The readings from that meter will be subtracted from the amount of electricity the store consumed each month. If the store used more electricity than the panels produced, the electric bill will be the reduced figure. If the panels produced more electricity than Brown's consumed, the store will not have to pay anything for that month and credit will be applied to the next month's bill. At the end of the year, the meter readings will be added up and if there is a credit of more than $200, Markland said Brown will receive a refund check. Guy said there are grants available for the installation of solar panels. He said Brown's was unable to qualify for a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture because Hampton was not considered rural enough at the time of the grant application. He said that has now changed and the USDA now considers Hampton to be rural, and its grants can be awarded to homes and businesses in the Hampton area. Markland said that even with grants and Tennessee Valley Authority incentives, solar panels have a long return on investment, but that is not the main concern of most people installing them. "It is not really a business investment. You can't use them to make a profit, but they can reduce your carbon footprint," Markland said. That means that Brown's can have a big impact on the market for 1930s implements, while its carbon footprint leaves a small impact on the environment. (Article on Facebook, sent in by Ed Best)
Heather Mathis Bryan
Class of 2006
a daughter, Hadley Nora Bryan on October 24, 2014.
Herb H. Catlin
Class of 1955
80, of Cookeville, TN formerly of Bay City, MI, will have a memorial service on Saturday, November 1st at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church in Bay City, MI where Rev. Ann Grady will officiate. The Committal of his ashes have already taken place in Cookeville, TN. Fr. Catlin died Sunday morning, October 12, at his log home in Tennessee with his family by his side. He was born October 14, 1933 in Ogdensburg, NY to the late Herbert H. Catlin and Mary Grennon Wilmot and stepfather Leo Wilmot. He was a graduate of Ogdensburg Free Academy High School, in Ogdensburg New York. In 1955 he graduated with a B.A. from Maryville College in Maryville, TN. On June 18, 1955 he married Elizabeth G. Gilmer from Hammond, NY, who survives him. In 1958, he received his Masters in Divinity from Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, TX. Upon graduation from Seminary, Herb and Betty moved to Cookeville, TN where he was ordained deaconate in 1958 and ordained to the priesthood in 1959. He served as Vicar of St. Michael's Episcopal Church and the University Center from 1958-1962. In 1962, he and Betty moved back home to Ogdensburg, NY where he was the Curate for St. John's Episcopal until 1964. In 1964, he was called to serve as the Rector of Calvary Memorial Church, in Saginaw, MI until 1973 when he moved to Bay City, MI and became the Rector at Trinity Episcopal Church, until his retirement in 1994. During their time in Michigan, Herb and Betty raised a son, Stephen and a daughter, Sarah. Herb and Betty were married 59 years, until his death on October 12, 2014. Upon retirement, they returned to Cookeville, TN and built a beautiful log house where they lived for over 20 years. His wife still resides in Cookeville. While living in Cookeville, Herb and his wife were active members of St. Michael's Church. He actively taught bible classes on Sundays, and served as a retired clergy for the church. He faithfully returned to his alumni of Maryville College each year, where he and other alumni spent a week building and preserving the historic campus. He served where ever he was needed. He took many trips to Israel where he studied Hebrew, and volunteered at Kibbutz Ramat HaShofet, either milking the cows or, his favorite being a shepherd of the sheep. Fr. Catlin was a gentle man who touched many lives, and was loved by so many people. Rev. Catlin is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Betty) G. Catlin; one daughter, Sarah E. DuFresne (Brian) of Bay City, MI; one son, Stephen M. Catlin (Jennifer Brown) of Washington D.C.; grandchildren, Ethan, Emma, Benjamin and Samuel; two sisters Lea (John) Kucharski, Sherry (Paul) Theodore; a brother, Joe Wilmot; and brother in-law, Wayne Gilmer; and by several nieces and nephews.
Sue Clarke Cox
Class of 1946
passed away on Friday, October 3, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband George. Funeral services were 11:00 am Oct. 7 at St. Peter's Episcopal Church with Rev. Dr. Robert G. Nichols officiating. Burial will be in Chattanooga Memorial Park. Visitation is 5-7 pm Oct. 6 at St. Peter's Episcopal Church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter's Episcopal Church or the Pat Summit Foundation (Alzheimer's research).
Bill Howard Dartnell
Class of 1954
passed away March 20, 2014 due to a house fire at his home in Toms Brook, Virginia
Chad W. Davis
Class of 2003
and wife Lora announce the birth of Liam Davis on July 24, 2013.
Houston Lee Davis
Class of 2014
is currently interpreting at Pellissippi State Community College and Visual Communication Interpreting (VIC) in Knoxville and East Tennessee. In the past Houston has interpreted at Maryville College and mentored interpreting students in work study jobs while a student.