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Newsmakers, January 2012


NAMED: Trent Williamson, president of Harding Academy of Memphis in Tennessee. The Christian school serves more than 1,200 students on three campuses. John Folks, superintendent of the year by the Texas Association of School Boards. Folks, a member of the MacArthur Park church in San Antonio, is superintendent of the Northside Independent School District in San Antonio. David Scobey, chair of the board of trustees, and Scott Sager, vice president of church services, for Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tenn.
AWARDED: Timothy Pownall, the Peacemaker Award from the Association for Conflict Resolution. Pownall is director of the PACIS Project in Faith Based Diplomacy and adjunct professor at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, Calif.
ANNIVERSARIES: 74th: Walter and Ruth Bryan, Edmond, Okla. 70th: Jim and Elva Musslewhite, Chambersburg, Penn. John and Mary Catalina, La Feria, Texas. Elton and Eleanor Dilbeck, Rowell, N.M. 60th: Ted and Jennell Howard, Murray, Ky. 55th: Roger and Shirley Hart, Emory, Texas.
BIRTHDAYS: 100th: Nina Madge Sims, San Antonio. 90th: Lois Demuth, Yukon, Okla.
PASSAGES: Condy Garland Billingsley, 87, Sept. 16, minister for more than 50 years in New Mexico, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Joseph Marlin Ivey, 75, Oct. 21, elder of the South Huntington church in Kosciusko, Miss., for 36 years, and elder of Lake Harbour church in Ridgeland, Miss., former board chair of Sunnybrook Children’s Home in Ridgeland, and past board member of The Christian Chronicle. Jane Lavender O’Neal, 63, Nov. 9, member of the Pickerington Church of Christ in Ohio, longtime worker with churches in northern Italy. Iris Reese, 89, Oct. 29, longtime member of the University Church of Christ in Abilene, Texas, and assistant director of the office of student financial aid at Abilene Christian University.

Filed under: Milestones People Staff Reports

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