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Newsmakers, February 2012

NAMED: Kiera Kinnaird, Miss Teen of Texas, part of the Distinguished Youth of America scholarship and recognition program. Kinnaird attends the 12th Street church in Seagraves, Texas. Jim Harris, dean of the master’s program at Sunset International Bible Institute, Lubbock, Texas. Ryan Roller, assistant headmaster for marketing and admissions at David Lipscomb Campus School, Nashville, Tenn. Gen. John A. Bradley and Doug Smith to the board of trustees for Lipscomb University, Nashville. Brent Smith, development officer for Ohio Valley University, Vienna, W.Va.
AWARDED: Gordon Hogan, honorary Doctor of Law degree from Harding University, Searcy, Ark. Hogan is a former missionary to Pakistan and Singapore and a former Harding faculty member.

ANNIVERSARIES: 70th: L. Cassel and Billie Jo Lawrence, Stuart Okla. 66th: Max and Mildred Dunn, Edmond, Okla. 65th: Eugene and Evelyn Perry, Beamsville, Ontario. 62nd: Jack and Pat Zieser, Rogue River, Ore. 61st: Charles and Bonnie Sheppard, Abilene, Texas. 60th: Willard M. and Yvonne Simon Cox, Vinita, Okla. Darrell and Beverly Moody, Abilene, Texas.
BIRTHDAYS: 95th: Merle Howard, Borger, Texas. 91st: Evelyn (Huffard) Perry, Beamsville, Ontario.

PASSAGES: Robert J. Hall, 82, Nov. 27, Abilene, Texas, longtime member of Churches of Christ in Jasper and Abilene, Texas, served on the boards of Abilene Christian University and Abilene Christian Schools in Texas and The Christian Chronicle. Robert Jackson, 80, Nov. 21, Nashville, Tenn, member of Woodmont Hills church and life regent at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif. Jerrel Rowden, 77, Nov. 24, McKinny, Texas, longtime missionary and worker for missions in French-speaking nations. Robert Neil “Bob” Utley, 57, Dec. 18, teacher, minister and coordinator for the Celebrate Recovery program at the Memorial Road church, Edmond, Okla. Gary Vaught, 73, Dec. 12, Ypsilanti, Mich., longtime minister for the Ypsilanti church.

Filed under: Milestones People Staff Reports

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