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Newsmakers, December 2008


AWARDED: Bryan Sharp, minister for High Pointe church, McKinney, Texas, the Eagle award from Leadership Training for Christ, Tyler, Texas.
NAMED: Rex Morgan, senior producer for Latin America, World Christian Broadcasting, Franklin, Tenn. Randy Jerkins, assistant professor, College of Pharmacy, Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tenn. Jerkins is a member of the River Road church in Nashville. Kent Gallaher, department chair of biology and academic director of the Institute of Sustainable Practice at Lipscomb University. Gallaher is a member of the Brentwood church in Nashville. Keith Nikolaus, professor, College of Education, Lipscomb University. Nikolaus is a member of the Woodmont Hills church in Nashville. Kevin McDonald, chief executive officer of Medina Children’s Home, Medina, Texas.
ELECTED: Tom M. Campbell, president of the Tennessee Pharmacists Association. Campbell is associate dean of pharmacy, Lipscomb University, and elder of the Spring Meadows church in Nashville.
CERTIFIED: Johnnetta Kelly and Cheryl Lee, Harding University, Searcy, Ark., as Certified Nurse Educators with the National League for Nursing.
BIRTHDAYS: 90th: David Fultz, Lubbock, Texas. 78th: Ellie Lockling, Hastings, Neb. 75th: Ron Tackett, Henderson, Nev.
ANNIVERSARIES: 72nd: T. J. and Letha Archer, Edmond, Okla. 67th: Gilbert and Gladys Carroll, Mesquite, Texas. 65th: Cullen and Mary Lou Thomas, Edmond, Okla. 55th: Bill and Alice Wells, Hastings, Neb.
PASSAGES: Joseph F. Jones, 84, Oct. 27, former professor and dean at Oklahoma Christian University, Oklahoma City, and academic vice president of Michigan Christian College, now Rochester College, Rochester Hills., Mich. Billie Wayne Lemons, 53, Oct. 12, Lubbock, Texas. Minister for the Birch church in Lubbock, played professional football for the Cleveland Browns in 1977. John C. Little, 71, Oct. 7, Abilene, Texas. Professor emeritus of biology at Abilene Christian University, former elder of the Hillcrest church in Abilene. Joe Risener, 83, Oct. 28, Park Hills, Mo. Minister for more than 60 years in Arkansas, Missouri, Colorado, California, Texas, Mississippi and Oklahoma. Michael Edward Walle, 58, Oct. 25, Edmond, Okla. Member of the Memorial Road church, Oklahoma City. Pauline Wilmeth, 97, July 12, Colorado Springs, Colo. Widow of P.D. Wilmeth, minister for 54 years in Texas.

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