Mike Boyd elected TBC president - Union University by zhouwenjuan


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   40’SFORTIES                                     moved to 335 Frierson Road, Tiptonville,       the University of Memphis. His address is
                                                   TN 38079.                                      1260 Tyler Place, Cordova, TN 38018 His
   Dr. J. T. Ford, Sr. (’43) was named pastor                                                     email is glenn@glennmoore.com, and his
   emeritus of Wieuca Road Baptist Church of       David K. Ragland (’62) and his wife            website is www.glennmoore.com.
   Atlanta, Ga. Dr. Ford was the first pastor of   Carolyn Ragland recently moved. Their
   the church. Dr. Ford received this honor on     new address is 6020 Wild Oaks Drive,           Robin Jobe Nelson (’78) recently moved
   July 13, 2003. He and his wife, Mary            Memphis, TN 38120.                             to 3761 135th Avenue N, Largo, FL
   Helen (’46), reside at 1965 Cranbourne                                                         33771. Her email address is
   Court, Atlanta, GA 30338.                       Don Spragg (’64) has changed addresses.        momnipotent@aol.com.
                                                   His new address is 3652 Pebble Creek
   50’SFIFTIES                                     Court, Mason, OH 45040. His email              Carol Powell (’73) is retiring after 29 years
                                                   address is don@spragg.us.                      with the Missouri Division of Family
   William F. Bateman (’57) and Jo Frances                                                        Services, where she is currently a supervisor.
   Bateman (’58) moved into Uplands United         Diane Tipton (’68) had been named first        She and her husband Bud plan to expand
   Church of Christ retirement village in          vice president of BancorpSouth in              their antique business and travel. Their
   Pleasant Hill, Tenn. Their new address is       Hernando, Miss. She is president of the        address is 1403 S. Madison Ave, Aurora,
   P.O. Box 450, Pleasant Hill, TN. 38578.         Hernando Woman ’s Club and is an active        MO 65605. Their email address is
                                                   member of the Hernando Rotary Club.            memories@sofnet.com.
   James B. Carlin (’54) has authored              Diane has also received the Entergy of
   “Identifying The Lord’s Kind of Churches:       Mississippi Community Leadership Award         L. Joseph Rosas III (’76) is now serving as
   A Biblical History.” Copies are available on    and was named Southaven Chamber of             pastor of Crievewood Baptist Church in
   the Internet at www.challengepress.org. He      Commerce Woman of the Year.                    Nashville, Tenn. after 12 years as pastor of
   retired in 1997 after serving 42 years as a                                                    Union Avenue Baptist Church in Memphis,
   university professor and a writer.              70’SSEVENTIES                                  Tenn. Dr. Rosas taught philosophy at
                                                                                                  Union University from 1989-1991 and
   60’SSIXTIES                                     Glenn Allen Moore (‘79) has been in            served several years as adjunct professor at
                                                   real estate for 18 years and is currently      Union’s Germantown Campus. Pam Smith
   C.W. Alexander (’69) began his new job          broker/owner of Woodland Realty in             Rosas (’91), Dr. Rosas’ wife, recently com-
   as pastor of Corfu United Presbyterian          Memphis and has also served as an instruc-     pleted her master of arts in education at
   Church on June 1, 2003. His daughter            tor at the Memphis Area Association of         Cumberland University. She plans to teach
   Jessie married Jason East on May 17, 2003.      Realtors. He recently completed the design     in Metro Nashville Public Schools fall of
   C.W. and his wife Mary moved to 17              and construction of his church, Neshoba        2003. Their son Justin is a recent graduate
   Thompson Road, Corfu, NY 14036.                 Unitarian Universalist Church, where he        of the University of Kentucky where he will
                                                   serves as vice president of the board of       attend law school this fall. Their daughter
   Anita Weaver Armstrong (’60) recently           directors. He received an MBA degree from      Ashley is a high school senior.

    Mike Boyd elected TBC president
         niversity graduate                        Wilburn, director of missions for the Shelby   Tennessee Baptists in united and cooperative
         Mike Boyd was                             Baptist Association.                           efforts in the areas of evangelism, missions
         elected president                            Robert Tyson, director of missions from     and education for the good of the kingdom
    of the Tennessee Baptist                       Robertson County, was elected first vice       of God. All of us at Union University will
    Convention Nov. 11 at                          president. Tyson is also an alumnus of         look forward to working together with
    the 129th annual session                       Union University.                              President Boyd in ways that will strengthen
    of the TBC at West                                “My heartbeat is to connect people with     the efforts of Tennessee Baptists.”
    Jackson Baptist Church.                        God and watch them grow in the process,”          Boyd has served as senior pastor at
    Boyd is senior pastor of Wallace Memorial      Boyd said. He describes his personality and    Wallace Memorial since 1997. The
    Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tenn.             down-to-earth delivery as “simple peas and     International Mission Board listed Wallace
      Boyd graduated from Union in 1976            corn bread.”                                   Memorial as one of the SBC’s top 100
    with a degree in business administration          Union’s president, David S. Dockery,        churches in gifts to the Lottie Moon
    and a minor in religion. He earned graduate    applauded Boyd’s election.                     Christmas Offering.
    degrees from Southwestern Baptist                 “We are thankful that Mike Boyd, a             Boyd’s wife, Sandy, graduated from
    Theological Seminary in 1979 and 1990.         faithful Union alumnus, has been elected to    Union with a degree in elementary educa-
      A Memphis native, Boyd beat Randy            lead Tennessee Baptists in the coming year,”   tion. They were married in 1977 and have
    Davis, pastor of First Baptist Church,         Dockery said. “Mike is an outstanding pas-     two children.
    Sevierville, by a vote of 737-656. He will     tor, a great preacher, and a convictional,
    succeed outgoing president Ronnie              biblical conservative who will guide

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            Angela Moore Ross (’79) recently received          Lynn Gibson (’83) has recently been             Janssen Pharmaceutica, a Johnson & Johnson             Jennifer Carter (’96) graduated from           Jeffrey D. Hunter (’92) currently lives at
            the Distinguished Classroom Teacher Award          selected as director of enrollment services/    company. Her new address is 113 Bent Creek             the University of Virginia with her Ph.D.      286 Mabel Lane, Atoka, TN 38004. His
            for 2003 from the Jackson-Madison                  registrar at Northeast Mississippi              Lane, Jackson, TN 38305. Her email address             in microbiology in Aug. 2003. She is           email address is thehunterfour@aol.com.
            County Education Association. She is               Community College in Booneville, Miss.          is amy_balthrop @yahoo.com.                            currently pursuing a J.D. at the University
            currently teaching at Andre Jackson                His wife, Paula Fesmire Gibson (’84), is                                                               of Michigan Law School where she has           Bobby J. Hurt (’96) recently started a new
            Intermediate School in Jackson, Tenn.              serving as a fifth grade teacher at Toone       Angie Brown (’98) received her doctorate               a full Clarence Darrow Scholarship. Her        job as a registered nurse clinical educator at
            Her husband, Patrick Ross, is employed at          Elementary School. The couple has two           of medicine from the University of                     address is 1428 Brookfield Drive, Ann          the Balboa Naval Medical Center in the
            Haywood Company in Brownsville, Tenn.              sons, Eric, age 15, and Mark, age 11. Lynn      Tennessee Health Science Center this past              Arbor, MI 48103. Her email address is          post anesthesia care unit. Bobby moved
            They are both active members of Poplar             also serves as minister of music at Sanford     May. She is currently doing her residency              jdawnc@umich.edu.                              from Kenosha, Wis. To San Diego, Calif.
            Heights Baptist Church in Jackson, Tenn.,          Hill Baptist Church in Henderson, Tenn.         in family practice at the University of                                                                                                                Tupelo/Northeast Miss.
            where Patrick serves as a deacon. Their            Their address is 390 Old Jackson Creek          Tennessee at St. Francis Hospital in                   Stephen Claybrook (’96) and Camille            Jonathan D. Kever (’99) is a full time           alums gather
            address is 203 Rolling Oaks Drive,                 Road, Henderson, TN 38340. Their email          Memphis, Tenn. Her address is 1184                     Lambert Claybrook (’93) recently moved         student at Dallas Theological Seminary in        Larry ‘64 and Sandra Ray hosted Bulldog
            Humboldt, TN 38343. Angela’s email                 address is lgibson@necc.cc.ms.us.               Lynnfield #2, Memphis, TN 38119.                       to 410 High Holborn Ct., Apex, NC              Dallas, Texas. He is pursuing his master of      alums at the Tupelo/Northeast
            address is angelamross@hotmail.com.                                                                Her email address is abrown@utmem.edu.                 27502. Stephen serves as worship pastor at     theology in historical theology. His wife        Mississippi Alumni/Friends Gathering.
                                                               Debra Harris (’85) is currently teaching                                                               Crosspointe Church in Cary, N.C. Camille       Charlene Simpson Kever (’99) is working          Pictured above are Dr. Gayle ‘62 and
            Ruth Page Woodall (’77) was president of           at the Dyersburg State Associate Nursing        Cindy Cozart Bryson (’96) began a special              is starting a small business in home           in the alumni and church relations office at     Keliea ‘64 Alexander along with the Rays.
            the Tennessee Science Teachers’ Association        Program. She and her husband Joel recently      education teaching position at Banks                   organization consulting. Her email address     Dallas Theological Seminary. Jon left his
            from 2000 to 2002 and was replaced by Dr.          moved to 98 Sweet Gum Circle,                   County Middle School in northeast                      is camiclay@nc.rr.comand Stephen’s email       position as vice president for publications at
            Charles Baldwin, who was her advisor while         Troy, TN 38260.                                 Georgia in August of 2003. She also began              address is sclaybrook@crosspointe.org..        American Ministry Resources in Franklin,
            at Union and continues to be a mentor to                                                           her graduate work at Brenau University in                                                             Tenn. Charlene left her position as
            her. Both Dr. Baldwin and Mrs. Woodall             Donald Mayberry (’81) was called as             Gainesville, Ga. this past fall. Cindy is mar-         Timothy Dill (’97) recently received an        publishing coordinator for Dave Ramsey’s
            are chairs of their local American Chemical        senior pastor of Pleasantview Baptist           ried to Vernon Bryson. Their son, Donald,              honor for outstanding achievement at a         company in Brentwood, Tenn.
            Society Chapters.                                  Church in Derby, Kan. in March, 2003.           attends Piedmont College in Demorest, Ga.              MetLife Conference. Dill is a financial
                                                               Donald and his wife, Sherry (’82),              and is majoring in education and religion.             services representative with MetLife in        Andy McNutt (’98) and Kimberly Walker
            80’SEIGHTIES                                       can be reached at 7719 S. Greenwich,                                                                   Jackson, Tenn. He received this award for      McNutt (’96) are expecting their third
                                                               Derby, KS 67034. His email address              Laurel Burrough (’98) currently serves                 superior performance at MetLife’s Annual       child, a boy, in December 2003. Their
            John Brelsford (’89) was recently installed into   is don@pbcderby.com.                            with the North American Mission Board                  Leaders Conference at the Mirage Hotel         new address is 1324 Milestone Drive,
            the Rutherford Lions Club. He currently works                                                      as a US/C-2 missionary. She has also lived             in Las Vegas. Also, he is a member of the      Collierville, TN 38017. Their email address      Nashville alums fellowship
            at the radio station in Trenton, Tenn. He is a     90’SNINETIES                                    overseas for three years serving as a journey-         Jackson Chapter of the National Association    is mcnutt86@juno.com.                            The Nashville Area-Wide Alumni and
            third generation Lion. His grandfather, L.V.                                                       man for the International Mission Board. Her           of Insurance and Financial Advisors and                                                         Friends were recently hosted at the
            Smith, and his father, James Brelsford, were       Amy Balthrop (’98) recently accepted            email address is canadia_chick@bigfoot.com.            of the Million Dollar Round Table.             Jarred Morgan (’99) accepted the call to be      Brentwood, Tenn. home of Mike and
            both members of the Rutherford Lions Club.         a position as a sales representative with                                                                                                             the student pastor at First Baptist Church       Trish Weeks. Weeks is the chairman of

            Westbury named managing editor for Christian Index
                                                                                                                                                                      Christopher Hartfield (’96) and Sarah          in Thomaston, Ga. He also graduated from         Union’s trustees. Pictured at the gathering
                                                                                                                                                                      Hartfield (’98) recently moved to 5012         Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in         are Cliff ‘02 and Sara ‘03 Horn, Naomi
                                                                                                                                                                      Bayview Drive, Keller, TX 76248. Their         May of 2003. He and his wife Jennifer            ‘01 and Charles Yewell, Stephanie Lee

                                                                                                                                                                      email address is hartfields@att.net.           Drake Morgan (’00) moved to 1008 South           ‘98, Stephanie Lim ‘00, Sara Phillips ‘02
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Green Street, Thomaston, GA 30286. Their         and Beverly Smothers ‘79.
                                                                                                                                                                      Gina Heathcott (’99) received her              email address is 2jmorgan@mail.com.
                                                                                                                                                                      doctorate of chiropractic in 2002 from
                 oe Westbury has been named the                   A graduate of Union University in            products for children, youth, and adults.              Logan College of Chiropractic in               Tina Prescott (’96) was recently named the
                 managing editor of The Christian Index,       Jackson, Tenn., he began his journalistic          Westbury has traveled to 40 states and              Chesterfield, Mo. She recently moved           new administrator at Camden General
                 effective Aug. 1. Westbury, who was           career as a reporter and the religion editor    eight nations as he covered stories of career          to Dacula, Ga. Her email address is            Hospital in Camden, Tenn. She previously
            elected by the Index Board of Directors, has       for The Jackson Sun newspaper. He later         missionaries and volunteers serving Christ             gheathcott@yahoo.com.                          served as director of surgical intensive care
            served as associate editor of the publication      served as public relations director for Union   in a variety of settings. He also served as an                                                        at Jackson-Madison County General
            since January 1998.                                before moving to Memphis to serve as            English language reporter for Lausanne II                              David Humphrey (’93)           Hospital since 1999. She is also a trauma
               He joins Gerald Harris, former pastor           editor of World Mission Journal published       in Manila, Philippines, at the invitation of                           graduated from Golden Gate     nursing core curriculum instructor and a
            of Eastside Baptist church in Marietta, who        by the Brotherhood Commission.                  the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.                             Baptist Theological Seminary   clinical instructor of Union University’s
            was named editor by the board in May.                 In 1985 he moved to Atlanta, where he        The meeting was the world’s largest                                    in May of 2003. He earned      bachelor of science in nursing program.          Alums tour New England
            Harris assumed the paper’s leadership              joined the Home Mission Board as associate      gathering of Christians.                                               his master of divinity. His                                                     Gary Williams, Union University’s
            position on June 23.                               director of the news department. He later          Westbury has written for Christianity                               wife Danyel also attended      Gina Vinson Thompson (’94) and her               associate vice president for institutional
               In his new position he will be responsible      served as associate editor of MissionsUSA,      Today and other evangelical publications. In           GGBTS. They were both appointed to the         husband Kenny Thompson have started              advancement for alumni services, host-
            for the day-to-day operations of the paper         the agency’s award-winning magazine.            addition, he has written four adult mission            International Mission Board on Sept. 9,        their own wildlife and hunting lease man-        ed a group of alumni Oct. 6-12 on a
            and work closely with Harris in areas of cir-         He briefly returned to his alma mater        study books for NAMB on church                         2003 in Austin, Texas. After training in       agement business in West Tenn. called Plots      visit to New England. Unionites visit-
            culation, advertising/finances, design and         to serve a second term as public relations      planting, evangelism, volunteers,                      Richmond, they will relocate to Campinas,      Plus. Services offered are planting wildlife     ed historic sites throughout the region,
            production.                                        director before returning to Atlanta as         and media evangelism.                                  Brazil for one year and then to Recife,        food plots, pond fertilization, bush hog-        including the Old North Church in
               Westbury, 51, is a career journalist with       curriculum coordinator for HMB. For the            He and his wife, Jan, are parents of two            Brazil to plant churches among the urban       ging, providing deer box/ladder stands,          Boston. Pictured above are Gloris
            the Southern Baptist Convention and has            next six years, through the transition of       daughters, Charlotte, age 7, and Elena, age            poor. Their email address is                   and brushing duck blinds. Their address          McNab, Anne Thompson, Luanne
            served in a variety of writing positions for       the Home Mission Board to the North             3. They are members of Mountain Park                   dh2brazil@yahoo.com.                           is 1774 Hwy. 138, Mercer, TN 38392.              McNamb, ‘93; Janie Williams, ‘58;
            the past 29 years. He is a native of               American Mission Board, he coordinated          First Baptist Church in Stone Mountain.                                                               They can be reached by email at                  Jean Allmon, ‘61; Betsy Pearce, Bill
            Orlando, Fla.                                      production of all of the home mission study                                                                                                           kgsdthomp4@earthlink.net.                        Pearce, ‘66 and Williams.

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            Sandra Smith Harris Wallace (’90)                   Jeffrey W. Edwards (’01) is assigned to          at Lemstone Books in Lexington, Ky. Their             Nicole Vaughn Litton (’02) married Matt          Liberty, Mo. Wes is the director of             Robin Cooper Wilbanks (’88) and Allen
            received her master of arts in education            Company K, Third Battalion, 23rd                 address is 200 Broadhurst Drive, Apt. #10,            Litton on December 6, 2003 at the First          children’s ministry at Mountaintop              Wilbanks were married Apr. 12, 2003 at
            degree from Cumberland University on                Marines, 4th Marine Division based in            Wilmore, KY 40390.                                    Baptist Church in Trenton, Tenn. After a         Community Church in Vestavia Hills, Ala.        Walter Hill First Baptist Church in
            May 10, 2003. She is currently a special            Memphis, Tenn. He recently returned from                                                               honeymoon in Jamaica, the couple will reside                                                     Murfreesboro, Tenn. Robin joins Allen in
            program coordinator for the Tipton County           a seven-month deployment in Iraq.                Stacy Veatch Canter (’01) and Jeff Canter             in Batesville, Miss. Their address is 335                       Brian Scott (’99) and Gina       parenting Bryce, 15, and Courtney, 12.
            School District. She and her husband                                                                 were married August 3, 2002 in Paducah,               Shamrock Dr. Apt. 4F, Batesville, MS 38606.                     Kinney Scott (’97) were          Robin is therapeutic director at Cedar
            Donnie Wallace live in Covington.                   Michelle Hackman (’03) recently moved            Ky. Stacy works in the accounting office of                                                                           married July 27, 2002 at         Grove Residential Treatment Facility for at-
            She has two children: Judd Harris, 16,              to 925 Gasche Street Apt. 5, Wooster,            Hultman, Inc. and Jeff is an intern architect         Amy Goodwin McCann (’02) married                                First Baptist Church in          risk adolescent boys in Murfreesboro and is
            and Whitney Harris, 14.                             OH 44691.                                        with Peck Flannery Gream Warren, Inc. In              Justin McCann on January 3, 2003 at the                         Jackson, Tenn. Brian             pursuing her Ph.D. in clinical psychology.
                                                                                                                 2004 they will move to Louisville, Ky.                First Baptist Church of Herrin in Herrin,                       currently works at Lifeway       Allen is a self-employed chimney sweep.
            J. Kevin Wright (’95) has been named first          Bethany Irvin (’01) is currently designing       where Jeff will attend Southern Baptist               Ill. Mrs. McCann is currently employed at        Christian Bookstore, and Gina is the direc-     Their address is 1210 Cherry Lane,
            vice president of commercial lending of             and directing a children’s camp called “The      Theological Seminary. Their current address           the Sylvan Learning Center as the director       tor of the community music center at            Murfreesboro, TN 37129. Robin’s email
            BancorpSouth in Jackson, Tenn. He                   Nest.” Her new address is 35 Snider Creek        is 405 W. Jefferson, Paducah, KY 42001.               of education.                                    Union where she also teaches piano and          address is rcooper@cedargrove-rtc.com.
            previously was vice president in commercial         Road, Andrews, NC 28901. Her email                                                                                                                      Kindermusik classes. Their address is 35
            lending since joining BancorpSouth in               address is Bethany_irvin@hotmail.com.            Audra Scarbrough Colvin (’97) married                 Denise D. Nelson (’93) married Philip T.         Dunn Ridge Drive, Apt. B, Jackson, TN           BIRTHS
            1995. Wright is also a board member of the                                                           Lewis Ben Colvin III on July 12, 2003.                Fuson on May 17, 2003 at Christ                  38305. Brian’s email address is
            Jackson Symphony Association and the                Julie Renee Jones (’00) graduated from           They were married in Audra’s hometown,                Community Chapel in Franklin, Tenn.              bscott347@aol.com and Gina’s email                             David Lee Boyd (’93) and
            Jackson Arts Coaltion.                              Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary         Humboldt, Tenn. The couple now resides                Denise is the human resources administra-        address is gscott@uu.edu.                                      Lisa Michelle Zike Boyd
                                                                in Memphis, Tenn. with her masters in            in Shelby County.                                     tor for Check Printers Inc. in Nashville                                                                        (’93) had a son Kenneth
            2000’STWOTHOUSAND’S                                 missiology on May 9, 2003. She was one                                                                 and Philip is a nurse extern at St. Thomas                      Erica Reinhart Thomas                           James Boyd who was born
                                                                of three who graduated in the first class to     Cory Coward (’02) and his wife Casie were             Hospital in Nashville. They reside at 1502                      (’99) married Jeff Thomas                       on Oct. 2, 2002. He weighed
            Michael Burgett (’02) spent this past               earn this new degree. On Sept. 20, 2003          married June 15, 2002. Cory is starting a             Decatur Circle, Franklin, TN 37067.                             on February 23, 2002 in                         7 pounds, 8 ounces. They
            summer serving as a summer missionary               she moved to Detroit, Mich. to take a staff      new degree in electrical engineering at               Denise can be reached by email at                               Jackson, Tenn. They reside       also have a daughter Heather Nicole Boyd
            in Alaska through the North American                position at Friendship Baptist Church            Mississippi State University. Their new               dfuson2003@yahoo.com.                                           at 238 Dustin Drive, Jackson     who is four years old. David is the minister
            Mission Board. He worked at a camp in               doing their missions, evangelism, and            address is 110 W. Wood Street Apt. 12A,                                                                               TN 38301. Erica is employed      of music and youth at Gateway Baptist
            Wasilla called LaVerne Griffin Youth                church planting while she is preparing           Starkville, MS 39759. Cory’s email address            Melissa Crews Neff (’90) recently married        as supervisor of the adoption unit at the       Church in Atoka, Tenn. Lisa is a kinder-
            Recreation Camp as a volunteer worker.              to go the foreign mission field.                 is cory6980@hotmail.com.                              Woodrow Neff. She also started a job as a        Department of Children’s Services. Her          garten teacher at Drummonds Elementary
            There he served as counselor of a cabin in                                                                                                                 medical records clerk for the Fort Sanders       email is zeta1978@aol.com.                      School. Their new address is 102 Thomas
            which one boy accepted Christ. Michael’s            Tracy E. Patterson (’02) has been named          Melanie Ross Dittfurth (’03) married                  Sevier Medical Center. Their new address is                                                      Terrace, Atoka, TN 38004. Their email
            address is 8826 Joy Road, Mt. Pleasant,             director of communications and media             Ryan Dittfurth on November 1, 2003.                   629 Haven Lane #2, Sevierville, TN 37876.        David Tull (’93) married Christy Marbury        address is davidandlisa@pastors.com.
            TN 38474. His email address is                      services for Southern College of Optometry       Their new address is 19525 Garden Lake                Their email address is neff2002@bellsouth.net.   Tull (’94) on Oct. 26, 2002 at First Baptist
            mikeyburgett@juno.com.                              in Memphis, Tenn. She joined the college         Court, Baton Rouge, LA 70809. Melanie’s                                                                Church, Mason. David serves as associate        Chris Braese (’98) and Amy Braese had a
                                                                in 1997 as director of publications.             email address is melani_ross@hotmail.com.             Wes Payne (’02) married Katie Brunker            pastor of music and education at Turkey         son David Thomas, born April 23, 2002.
            Steven Chipman (’00) began physical ther-                                                                                                                  of St. Joseph, Mo. on Aug. 31, 2002 in           Creek First Baptist Church, Plant City, Fla.    He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was

                                                                                                                                                                       NFL honors Patey
            apy school at East Tennessee State                  Russell L. Rockett (’00) accepted a new          Karen Green Litsinger (’00) and Russ
            University in January of 2004. His wife             job in December of 2002 as a professional        Litsinger were married July 19 in Murray,
            Lauren Tucker Chipman (’01) recently                healthcare representative for Pfizer             Ky. Russ is working towards his mechanical

            began medical school at ETSU. Their                 Pharmaceuticals in Kingsport, Tenn. He           engineering degree at the University of
            address is 1725 W. Lakeview Dr. #23,                and his wife moved to 159 Aston Place,           Kentucky at Paducah. Karen’s email address
            Johnson City, TN 37601. His email address           Kingsport, TN 37660. Russell’s email             is karenanngreen@hotmail.com.
            is tomchipman@hotmail.com.                          address is russellrockett@msn.com.
                                                                                                                                 Debby Campbell Jester                       Union University sports legend has         lence and integrity in all things. We are       Hall of Fame Honors Court chairman Fred
            Chris Clark (’00) and Ashley Kern Clark             Kelli L. Ross (’00) was named the manager                        (’00) married Dan Jester on                 been named the 2003 Outstanding            proud of him and his accomplishments and        Russell, called Patey “one of football’s best
            (’99) began a two year ISC program with             of business communications at the Jackson                        May 3, 2003 at Mission Hills                Football Official by the National          thankful for his continued commitment to        ever officials.” Patey authored a children’s
            the International Mission Board this past           Area Chamber of Commerce in Jackson,                             Church in Denver, Colo. Dan           Football Foundation. R.L. “Buddy” Patey,         Union University.”                              book on officiating, hosted radio and televi-
            May. They will be working with students at          Tenn. in November of 2002. Her email                             works as a counselor for at-          (‘49), was honored at a December ceremo-           The Bulldog alumnus earned his stripes        sion sports shows, and wrote a column for
            the University of Botswana in southern              address is kross@jacksontn.com.                                  risk teenagers at Third Way           ny in recognition of his achievement.            officiating for 48 years, 20 as supervisor of   two newspapers entitled “Ask the Ref.”
            Africa. Their email address is cclark@it.bw.                                                         Center, and Debby is corporate marketing                 After his football playing days at Union      officials for the Ohio Valley Conference.          He also served as vice-mayor of the City
                                                                Chris Smith (’01) recently joined Mid-South      administrator at the College for Financial            University, Patey officiated at more than          Patey has been inducted into the              of Jackson, which included numerous posts
            Julie Dodson (’02) began reporting for              Financial Group of MassMutual, “the Blue         Planning. Their address is 10225 E. Girard            200 games, including seven consecutive           Tennessee State High School Athletic,           in community service groups. Patey has
            The Jackson Sun on Sept. 3, 2003. As region         Chip Company,” as a financial services profes-   Avenue #B-204, Denver, CO 80231. Debby’s              Alabama-Auburn encounters. His resumé            Jackson-Madison County Sports, and the          been honored with “Buddy Patey Day” in
            reporter she covers all news out of Haywood         sional. He is a member of the Jackson Exchange   email address is colorado_girl@juno.com.              contains numerous “big” games and a num-         Ohio Valley Conference Halls of Fame.           Camden, Tenn., and served on the boards
            and Chester counties, plus general assignments      Club and serves as an ambassador and emissary                                                          ber of bowl appearances, including the           He was the recipient of the Lawrenceburg        of directors for the YMCA, Boys & Girls
            as necessary. Julie is the former editor-in-chief   for the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce.        Tina Reeves Kemerling (’89) and Roger                 Bluebonnet, Cotton, Peach, Gator, Liberty        Quarterback Club Officiating Award and          Club, Jaycees, and Lions Club,
            of the Cardinal & Cream. Previously she                                                              Kemerling were married on May 29, 2003.               and Orange Bowls.                                the Jackson’s Young Man of the Year Award.      among others.
            worked as a marketing and public relations          MARRIAGES                                        They recently relocated to Missouri; their               “It is an honor for all of us at Union        More recently, he was inducted into the            Currently, Patey is the secretary of the
            assistant at the Memphis Zoo. Her address is                                                         new address is 513 Walker, Pleasant Hill,             University to call Buddy Patey a                 University of Tennessee Sports Hall of          Collegiate Commissioners Association and
            36 Bagby Point Road Apt. H, Jackson, TN             Jessica Barber Brown (’02) and                   MO 64080. Tina’s email address is tinake-             ‘Unionite,’” said David S. Dockery, presi-       Fame, in February of 1999.                      Football Supervisors Committee and a
            38305. Her email address is                         Christopher Brown were married on June           merling@netscape.net.                                 dent of the university. “His life and work         Distinguished Sportswriter and longtime       member of the editorial committee for the
            jk_dodson@yahoo.com.                                28, 2003 in Winter Park, Fla. Jessica works                                                            have demonstrated a commitment to excel-         National Football Foundation and College        NCAA Football Rules Book.

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                         20 inches long. Chris is an       Elizabeth, born August 12, 2002. Their         12, and Michael, 8. Kirby is a field repre-          Tenn. Katherine is a homemaker and a for-                        Matt Walker (’98) and            part-time as a nurse. Their address is 1893
                         installation manager with         new address is 2547 Boardwalk Blvd. #F,        sentative for Local Government Data                  mer CPA. Their address is 1985 Myron                             Emma Hernandez Walker            Marine Drive, Stanwood, WA 98282.
                         Simplex-Grinnell, and Amy         Hoffman Estates, IL 60194. Their email         Processing Corporation, and Marcia in a              Cove, Cordova, TN 38016. Vaughan’s                               (’99) had a daughter Katerin
                         works part-time as a physical     address is dan_atom@yahoo.com.                 physician reimbursement specialist for West          email address is vereid@bellsouth.net, and                       Isabela Walker, born Jan. 10,    MEMORIAM
                         therapist. Their address is                                                      Tennessee Healthcare. Their address is 179           Katherine’s email address is kalicereid@                         2003. She weighed 7
                         9712 Kings Bridge Cove,                           Nancy Mathis Harvell (’98)     Sunnyside Drive, Jackson, TN 38301. Their            bellsouth.net.                                                   pounds, 10 ounces. Matt is       Hazel Siler Beshires (’60)
            Lakeland, TN 38002. Their email address                        and her husband Brandon        email address is kmatheney@hotmail.com.                                                                currently a pc/web specialist for the           June 9, 2003 Silerton, Tenn.
            is braese@wnm.net.                                             had a son Nathan Alexander,                                                                        Jennifer Allen Smith (’97)         Missouri School Boards’ Association in
                                                                           born March 8, 2003. He         Paula Putnam Murray (’92) and Brian                                 and Chris Smith had a son          Columbia, Mo. Emma is a freelance graphic       Elizabeth Hall Blalock (’30)
            Lisa Green Brantley (’94) and Wayne                            weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces.    Murray had a son Landon Roy, on July 26,                            Caleb Alexander, born June         designer and homemaker. They both are           November 29, 2002
            Brantley had a son Bryant Andrew, born                         Nancy is currently taking a    2003. He weighed 8 pounds, 6.5 ounces.                              8, 2003. Caleb weighed 8           partners in their newly formed business,
            June 27, 2002. He weighed 8 pounds and         year’s leave from her job as a K-6 music       Brian and Paula are optometrists and reside                         pounds, 14.5 ounces.               3Howards Media Group. Their address is          Forrest Susan Bradley (’68)
            was 19 inches long. The Brantleys also         teacher at Alcorn Central Elementary to        at 228 Lakeside Drive, Jenkins, KY 41537.                           Jennifer is a stay-at-home         2118 Live Oak Lane, Columbia, MO                July 8, 2003 Bolivar, Tenn.
            have a daughter, Ashton, 5. Lisa is a home-    stay at home with Nathan. Brandon is band                                                           mother. Chris is a cash manager at                65202. Matt’s email is matt@3howards.com
            maker, and Wayne is a football coach and       director at Corinth Junior High. Brandon       Janet Watkins Nevins (’85) and her hus-              Merchant Capital in Brentwood, Tenn.              and Emma’s email is emma@3howards.com.          J. Victor Brown (’44)
            teacher at Landmark Christian School in        and Nancy are also the music directors at      band Chris are the proud parents of Elijah           Their address is 116 Shirley Drive,                                                               September 10, 2003 Nashville, Tenn.
            Fairburn, Ga. Their address is 2775 Abby       Farmington Baptist Church in Corinth,          Christopher Nevins, born Jan. 12, 2002.              Hendersonville, TN 37075. Their email                            Glenn Wallace (’95) and his
            Brooke, Douglasville, GA 30135, and their      Miss. Their address is 413 CR 604,             They recently moved from Santa Fe, N.M.              address is cmjmsmith@aol.com.                                    wife Debbie had a daughter       Margaret Tickle Brown (’40)
            email is LGBrantley@aol.com.                   Corinth, MS 38834. Their email address         to Oxford, Miss. Their address is 800                                                                                 Peyton Lyn, born June 27,        April 9, 2003 Dyersburg, Tenn.
                                                           is theharvells@myshadetree.com.                Birkdale Court, Oxford, MS 38655. Her                Michelle Suddeath (’92) and Rick Suddeath                        2003. She was 7 pounds, 5
                           April Downing (’95) and                                                        email address is janetnevins@earthlink.net.          had a baby boy Alexander Lee, born March                         ounces and 20 inches long.       Mary Jane Armstrong Carter (’77)
                           Wade Downing had a daugh-       Troy Johnson (’93) and Stephanie Johnson                                                            6, 2003. He weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce and                        They also have a son Gavin       July 15, 2003 Jackson, Tenn.
                           ter, Brylee Nicole, on Sept.    had a daughter Kayla Paige Johnson, born on    Leigh Ann Thompson Orton (’92)                       was 22 inches long. They also have a daugh-       Lane who is 2 years old. Glenn is a campus
                           8, 2003. She weighed 6          October 28, 2002. She weighed 7 pounds,        and her husband Chris Orton had a girl               ter Heather, 9, and an angel baby Rebekah         minister at Brewton-Parker College in Mt.       Nancy Crook Cheek (’44)
                           pounds, 14 ounces and           11 ounces and was 19 and 1/2 inches long.      Madeline Jane, born Aug. 23, 2002. She               Lee, born March 5, 2002. Michelle is a regis-     Vernon, Ga. Debbie is staying at home with      September 12, 2003 Nashville, Tenn.
                           measured 19 inches long.        Their current address is 2796 Hwy 12 North,    weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and                        tered nurse on the Obstetrics Unit at Martha      their two children, after working 10 years
            They also have two sons, Nathean, 4, and       Chapmansboro, TN 37035. Their email            was 20 inches long. Leigh Ann is a self-             Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, Va.        as a nurse. Their address is BPC Box 197        Joy Hassell Clark (’65)
            Garrett, 10. April is the nurse manager of     address is troy.johnson@arclp.com.             employed attorney, and Chris is an attorney          Rick is a tool room supervisor at Neuman          #2081, Mt. Vernon, GA 30445.                    September 13, 2003 Boise, Idaho
            outpatient services at Jackson-Madison                                                        with Country Fair Inc. in Erie, Pa. Their            Aluminum in Waynesboro, Va. Their
            County General Hospital. Wade is a sales-      Lyle Larson (’98) and Susan Jett Larson        address is 233 Beverly Drive, Erie, PA               address is 1624 Edgehill Road,                                   Alison Grigg Williams (’97)      Billy B. Cooper (’63)
            man for Global Docugraphics Inc. Their         (’98) had a son Elijah James Larson, “Eli,”    16505. Leigh Ann’s email address is                  Waynesboro, VA 22980.                                            and Jeremy Williams have         September 15, 2003 Columbia, Tenn.
            address is 109 Joy Lane, Jackson, TN           born February 13, 2003. He weighed 7           laorton@yahoo.com.                                                                                                    two girls Mackenzie Grace
            38305. They can be reached by email at         pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 inches long.                                                            Ronda Machalek Trent (’94) and Ben                               and Malea Hope. Mackenzie        Zelma Ione Darden (’52)
            bossbaby1@earthlink.net.                       Lyle is a pastor of First Baptist Church in                  Marty Phillips (’88) and               Trent had twins Joseph Benjamin and                              Grace, born Dec. 3, 2001,        August 12, 2003 Manassas, Va.
                                                           Ripley, Tenn. Susan is now a stay-at-home                    Gaye Martin Phillips (’88)             Rebekah Anne, born Dec. 11, 2002 at                              was 6 pounds, 15 ounces.
                           Stephen Hall (’98) and Elly     mom after teaching for five years. Their                     had a son Samuel Paxton,               Harris Methodist Hospital in Ft. Worth,           Malea Hope, born Jan.17, 2003, was 7            Lucille Lay Dougan (’42)
                           Smallman Hall (’98) had a       address is 267 Lackey Lane, Ripley, TN                       born May 18, 2002. He                  Texas. Joseph weighed 3 pounds, 12                pounds, 7 ounces. Jeremy owns a live sound      September 29, 2003 Jackson, Tenn.
                           daughter Sydney Caroline        38063. Their email address is                                weighed 6 pounds, 10                   ounces, and Rebekah weighed 4 pounds.             reinforcement company, and Alison works

                                                                                                                                                               In Memoriam: Robert Bell Sims
                           Hall, who was born Jan. 10,     lars2782@bellsouth.net.                                      ounces. Marty and Gaye also
                           2003. She weighed 4 pounds,                                                    have three other sons, Zachary, 7, Jonathan,
                           0.5 ounces. Stephen is                         Hollie Cotner Lowe (’02)        5, and Benjamin, 2.

            employed by Tennessee Farm Bureau, and                        and John Lowe had a son
            Elly is employed by Quinco Mental Health.                     who they named Kaden.           Roger Poindexter (’88) and Pat
            Their address is 6286 Yale Road, Bartlett,                    They also have another son      Poindexter (’86) recently adopted two
            TN 38134. Their email address is                              Garrett who is 7 years old.     babies named Morgan, who was born Dec.
            Hall@FHTM.US.                                                 Hollie is a special education   22, 2002, and Ryan, who was born Jan. 20,                  obert Bell Sims,                            in journalism and political science from the    Geographic Kids) and National Geographic
                                                           teacher at East Intermediate School in         2003, from an adoption agency in                           former executive vice                       University of Wisconsin at Madison. He was      Adventure magazines. He retired as executive
            Tamara Young Harrald (’87) and Joe             Jackson, Tenn. John works for Porter Cable.    Lynchburg, Va.                                             president and maga-                         a graduate of the Naval War College as well     vice president and magazine group president
            Harrald had a son Joseph “Heath ” Harrald,     Their address is 4127 Beech Bluff Rd.,                                                              zine group president of                           as a Rotary Foundation fellow.                  of the National Geographic Society in 2001.
            born Sept. 17, 2002. He weighed 9 pounds,      Beech Bluff, TN 38113. Hollie’s email                        Vaughan Reid (’90) and                 the National Geographic                              After retiring from the Navy, Sims joined        John Fahey, National Geographic Society
            15 ounces and was 21 inches long.              address is lowehollie@hotmail.com.                           Katherine Eaves Reid (’91)             Society, died of cancer                           National Geographic in 1987 as the Society’s    president and chief executive officer, said,
            They have a daughter Hannah who is 6.                                                                       had a daughter Rachel                  Sept. 10 in Jackson,                              first vice president of communications. He      “Bob was a smart, strategic leader, with a
            Joe is assistant plant manager for Tennessee                 Kirby Matheney (’83) and                       Katherine, born Dec. 22,               Tenn. Sims was also a                             was promoted to senior vice president in        quick wit that inspired all of us to be as
            Electroplating in Ripley, Tenn. Tamara is an                 Marcia Lacy Matheney                           2002. She weighed 7 pounds,            retired Navy public affairs officer. He was 68.   1989 and also served on the Society’s board     thoughtful and thorough as he was every day
            affiliate broker with Unique Properties in                   (’82) had a daughter Mary                      6 ounces and was 20 inches                Born in Alamo, Tenn., Sims grew up “in         of trustees.                                    ... He was consistently kind and quick to
            Ripley, Tenn. Their address is 1147 William                  Elizabeth on August 17,          long. The Reids also have another daughter,          the newspaper plant,” since his father, Leslie       During his 14-year tenure at the Society,    praise those who worked for him for a job
            Switch Road, Ripley, TN 38063.                               2003. She weighed 7              Morgan, who is 4. Vaughan is a former CPA            Sims, was editor and publisher for Sims           Sims established the magazine group, bring-     well done. He will be missed by people all
                                                                         pounds, 3 ounces and was         and is now a partner in the law firm of Red,         Publications and published The Crockett           ing together all business aspects of National   over the National Geographic and official
            Donna Carol Meadows Harrington (’91)           19.5 inches long. They have four additional    Sweeney, Mueller, and Vaughan, PLLC with             Times. He received a bachelor of arts degree      Geographic, National Geographic Traveler,       Washington, who sought his advice and
            and Dan Harrington had a daughter Sarah        children, Meredith, 16, Emily, 13, Martin,     offices in Memphis, Tenn. and Jackson,               from Union University and master’s degrees        National Geographic World (now National         counsel on a regular basis.”

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            Billy J. Duckworth (’56)                        Wayne Elco Kiestler (’53)                      Margaret Loudean Sanders (’58)
            October 31, 2002 Canyon Lake, Calif.            April 13, 2003 Selmer, Tenn.                   June 29, 2003 Knoxville, Tenn.

            Edward Franklin (’32)                           Dorothy Sanders Luckey (’46)                   Charles “Chuck” Sikler (’86)
            May 26, 2003 Texas City, Texas                  June 5, 2003 Humboldt, Tenn.                   April 17, 2003 Logansport, Ind.

            Gene Becker Hadley (’52)                        Betty Boothe Martin (’33)                      Robert Bell Sims (’56)
            October 12, 2003 Granbury, Texas                September 26, 2003 Somerville, Tenn.           September 10, 2003 Jackson, Tenn.

            Nancy E. Hampton (’54)                          John P. Montgomery (’61)                       James Paul Sloan (’28)
            September 26, 2003                              June 2, 2003 Keller, Texas                     June 4, 2003 Houston, Texas

            Charles J. Hayes (’40)                          Betty C. Middleton (’69)                       Gladys Ivy Stone (’33)
            October 11, 2003 Jackson, Tenn.                 August 5, 2003 Jackson, Tenn.                  June 3, 2003 St. Petersburg, Fla.

            Mary Ann Herron (’39)                           Erle Ridley Mulherin (’40)                     Reggie D. Thompson (’70)
            August 31, 2003                                 September 2, 2003 Brownsville, Tenn.           October 15, 2003 Memphis, Tenn.

            Charles Billy Hicks (’54)                       Joe Ann Pate (’52)                             Clarice Franks Walker (’35)
            July 21, 2003 Trenton, Tenn.                    August 25, 2003 Jackson, Tenn.                 July 20, 2003 Bruceton, Tenn.

            Mayoma Hicks (’31)                              Patricia Spence Pruitt (’84)                   Dora Elizabeth Whitworth (’39)
            September 6, 2003 Jefferson City, Tenn.         April 30, 2003 Jackson, Tenn.                  August 14, 2003 Somerville, Tenn.

            John Raymond Jaggars (’38)                      Marvin T. Robertson (’50)                      Mary Jo Wilkins (’66)
            September 21, 2003 Ramer, Tenn.                 January 1, 2003 Murray, Ky.                    May 5, 2003 Jackson, Tenn.

            Malcolm A. Jones (’51)                          Frances W. Rollins (’41)                       Carl Tric Williams (’34)
            April 20, 2003 Cleveland, Tenn.                 April 24, 2003 Pompano Beach, Fla.             June 4, 2003 Jackson, Tenn.

            Eloise Jackson Key (’39)                        Helen Pennington Rooks (’25)
            August 10, 2003 Jackson, Tenn.                  August 1, 2003 Memphis, Tenn.

            In Memoriam: Carl F.H. Henry
                 arl F.H. Henry, a noted evangelical the-      “Few people in the 20th century have
                 ologian and journalist, died Dec. 7 in     done more to articulate the importance of
                 Watertown, Wis. following a lengthy        coherent Christian world and life view than
            illness. He was 90 years old.                   Carl F.H. Henry,” Dockery said during the
               Henry’s contributions to the evangelical     award presentation.
            Christianity were great and far-reaching.          Dockery said Henry’s books and articles,
            From his position as the first editor of        more than 50 in the past 40 years, have
            Christianity Today to his many published        “called for serious engagement with our
            volumes, Henry is credited with helping         culture and the issues of our day.
            shape the defense of evangelicalism as his-        “Henry’s irenic spirit has enabled him to
            torically true and intellectually credible.     interact with others in an accepting way
               A Southern Baptist, Henry was a member       while holding unapologetically to the
            of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in               truthfulness of historic Christianity.”
            Washington, D.C.                                   Union University maintains a center for
               Union University President David S.          Christian leadership named in his honor,
            Dockery said he greatly admired Henry. In       the Carl F.H. Henry Center for Christian
            2000 Dockery was selected to present            Leadership. A similar center at The
            Henry with the Christian Council of             Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
            Colleges and Universities’ Mark O. Hatfield     is also named after Henry.
            Leadership Award.

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