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Newsmakers, December 2011


APPOINTED: Renee Cornett, to the Texas Board of Dental Examiners. Cornett is a member of the Southern Hills church, Buda, Texas. Chrystal Houston, director of alumni and communication, York College. Tom Ingram, leader-in-residence at the Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership at Lipscomb University. Susie Bullock, vice president for advancement, Ohio Valley University. Scott Sager, vice president of church services, Lipscomb University. Andrew K. Benton, one of three inaugural vice chairs at the creation and first convening of a national Commission on Higher Education Attainment. Benton is president of Pepperdine University.
HONORED: Blake Jackson, recipient of a 30/30 Next Gen Award by iON Oklahoma City. Jackson attends the Northwest church, Okla. City.
ANNIVERSARIES: 75th: Wendell and Ruth Riepe, Brookport, Ill. 65th: Dawson and Hazel Cook, Little Rock, Ark. 65th: Hubert and Walterrene Hartin, Cedarville, Texas. 62nd: Bill and Pat Wallis, Dallas.

BIRTHDAYS: 104th: Auline McDonald, Lafayette, Tenn. 102nd: Ida Riggs, Huntsville, Texas. 101st: Benna Tarter, Farwell, Texas. 98th: Mary Stewart, Chicago. 95th: Doris Darling, Salinas, Calif. 95th: Faye Parks, Plainview, Texas. 92nd: Trudy Rasane, Lincoln, Mo.  

PASSAGES: Rosetta Berry, 83, Sept. 16, longtime member of the Groton, Ct., church. Ellis Crum, 83, Oct. 17, evangelist, missionary, publisher of Sacred Selections and member of the  Kendallville, Ind., church. Ruby A. Deason, 87, Oct. 5. Longtime member of the Broadway church, Wichita Falls, Texas. Rochelle Hall, 97, Oct. 3, life-long  member of the Bay Minette, Ala., church. William Hoyt Nelson, 81, Sept. 28, minister for over 55 years, member of the Hartselle church in Moulton, Ala.,  and founder of Camp Wiregrass. James LeRoy Secrest, 88, Oct. 3, elder of the Northside church, Waynoka, Okla. Morris Womack, 83, Sept. 17, longtime professor at Pepperdine University, former minister and member of the Simi Valley church.

Filed under: Milestones People Staff Reports

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