Newsmakers, July 2008
APPOINTED: B.J. Clarke, dean of admissions, Memphis School of Preaching, Memphis, Tenn. Jeff Tacker, to the board of directors for Christian News of South Texas, San Antonio. Tacker attends the Northwest church, San Antonio. Christina Joy Allen as the 2008 Outstanding Young Texas Exes by the University of Texas Alumni Association. Allen attends the Westward church, Texas City, Texas.
HONORED: Althea Yeats for 50 years of service to the Tulsa area chapter of the Oklahoma Christian Women’s Association.
AWARDED: Daniel Adams, Steve Baber, Debbie Duke, Fred Jewell, Phil Brown, Da’Lynn Clayton, Carol Douglass and Shawn Daggett, teacher achievement awards from Harding University, Searcy, Ark. Adams attends the Westwood church; Baber, Duke and Jewell attend the College church; Brown, Clayton, and Douglass attend the Downtown church; and Daggett attends the Cloverdale church; all in Searcy. Linda Johnston, the Direct Service Volunteers Award for years of service to the MorningStar Sanctuary. Johnston attends the Brentwood Hills church, Nashville, Tenn.
BIRTHDAYS: 99th: Alma Cummins, Stockton, Calif. 95th: Marie Gano, Buena Park, Calif. 93rd: Mary Frances McHam, Bryan, Texas. 82nd: Reed Munsell, Hastings, Neb. 80th: Ardath Sanna-White, Meaford, Ontario, Canada. 77th: Kenneth Lockling, Hastings, Neb.
ANNIVERSARIES: 70th: Jack and Bessie Vestal, Iowa Park, Texas. 60th: J. C. and Dorothy Eubanks Newland, Arlington, Texas. Chester and Phyllis Sitler, Batavia, Ill. 57th: Verlin and Mona Richardson, Edmond, Okla. 56th: Don and Shirley Goin, Edmond, Okla. Robert and Carlene Whinery, Dill City, Okla.
PASSAGES: Marie Banister, 84, May 27, member of Southwest Central church, Houtson, known as “the Pillow Lady” for making and distributing thousands of hand-sewn pillows for hospital patients. Phyllis Clayton, 70, May 9, member of the Dowagiac, Mich., church, wife of John Clayton, active in “Does God Exist?” ministry. Dorothy Gray, 53, May 22, killed in car wreck in Mexico, member of Ridgewood church, Beaumont, Texas. Curtis Harrison, 71, June 14, missionary to Papua New Guinea, former student coordinator for Sunset International Bible Institute, Lubbock, Texas. Edwin Headrick, 74, May 31, former chair of psychology department at Abilene Christian University in Texas. Vera Hollingsworth, 92, June 8, member of Hollis, Okla., church. Leao McDaniel, 87, June 13, former manager of mail services for Abilene Christian University. Graham Moulton, 61, June 4, evangelist for Mindenhall, Suffolk church in England. Longtime minister in United Kingdom. Doin Pitchford, 86, May 29, elder of Gainesville, Mo., church, minister for 53 years in 11 states.