Newsmakers, June 2012
AWARDED: Jeremy Barrier, the Alexander von Humboldt Post-doctoral Research Fellowship. Barrier is Director of Graduate Studies at Heritage Christian Univ., Florence, Ala. Margie Smith, Madison Academy in Alabama, the Don Gardner Service Award, Clint Parnell, Goodpasture Christian School in Madison, Tenn., the Educator of the Year Award. Barry Farris, Columbia Academy in Tennessee, the Teacher of the Year Award, Kevin Starks, Harding Academy, Searcy, Ark., Coach of the Year Award, Robert Burton, Madison Academy, The Vaughn D. Luster Jr. Administrator of the Year Award, all from the National Christian School Association.
NEW MINISTER: Keith R. Driscoll Sr., Park Gardens church, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico.
ANNIVERSARIES: 66th: Bill and Pearl Boyd, Mariposa, Calif. 60th: Jerry and Dian Beck, Amarillo, Texas. John and Ruthell Hamil, DeSoto, Texas. Robert and Carleene Whinery, Dill, Okla. 59th: Eldon and Bonnie Berry, Amarillo, Texas.
BIRTHDAYS: 97th: Mary Frances McHam, Bryan, Texas. 90th: Wanita White, Lafayette, Ind.
PASSAGES: Leon H. Burton, 81, Dec. 23, elder, teacher and song leader for the Honolulu church and member of the Honolulu Symphony. Lady Claire Harless, 98, Jan. 29, Tullahoma, Tenn., minister’s wife and family matriarch. Roy Dean Merritt, 93, March 21, longtime minister and church planter in Canada. Jeanie Marie Payne, 31, April 26, wife, mother of two and member of the University church, Conway, Ark. Curtis Edward Ramey, 81, April 8, Fort Worth, Texas, Army veteran, judge, and minister who baptized more than 800 during his time preaching and teaching. William Allen “Bill” Richardson, 80, April 2, minister for more than 50 years and former missionary to Korea.