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Newsmakers, May 2011


NAMED: Scott Stumbo, chief financial officer for Arms of Hope, Medina, Texas. Rick Gibson, chief marketing officer, Pepperdine University, Malibu, Calif. Randall Bostic Jr., director of development, Jeff Fincher, development director, Mark Meador, senior development director, Robin Saakian, director of grant services and Carrie Thompson, assistant vice president for development and alumni relations for Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tenn. Todd Duncan, head coach of Lubbock Christian University, Texas, men’s basketball team.
HONORED: Charles Gibbs as Ohio Valley University Alumnus of the Year. Gibbs served Ohio Valley University for 37 years in roles including director of student affairs and registrar. Jimmy Ellison, chief of police for Abilene Christian University in Texas, with the 2010 Outstanding Police Chief Award by the Texas Association of College and University Police Administrators.

ANNIVERSARIES: 65th: Rosse and Cecilia Long, Lakebay, Wash. Dale and Fern Doyle, Miami.

BIRTHDAYS: 100th: Ben F. Hughes, Conroe, Texas. Irene Sparks Williams, Albion, Neb. 90th: Harry Fox Jr., Oceanside, Calif. 86th: Frances Thompson, Uvalde, Texas.

PASSAGES: William B. Beeman, 96, Feb. 25, Dallas, former elder of Skillman church in Dallas and lifetime trustee for Oklahoma Christian University. Hugh R. Mingle, 83, Dec. 20, Fort Worth, Texas, served in missions and higher education work in Germany, Austria, Michigan, Texas and California. Donald R. Sime, 84, Dec. 9, Mars Hill, N.C., elder, preacher and educational minister of the church in New Jersey, Tennessee, Arkansas, Illinois and California, founder of Pepperdine University School of Business and Management. Raida P. Thomas, 92, Feb. 16, Oregon, Ohio, charter member of Echo Meadows church in Ohio. Jon Wallace, 64, Mar. 6, Oklahoma City, elder of Britton Road church, Oklahoma City.

  • Feedback
    Dear Sirs:
    I just read your article, “Newsmakers, May 2011.”
    Under the title ‘Birthdays: 100th’ it listed my great aunt Irene Sparks-Williams.
    I am happy to read this. I, however, have sad news to report. Since that time, she has passed. She was the most wonderful, dedicated person I have ever known to God our Father in Heaven and his only begotten son, Jesus Christ Our Lord. Auntie went to meet Our Father In Heaven on March 30, 2012 at age 101. Her stone will read: December 25, 1910-March 30,2012. What occured as Faithful service to The Lord during that dash is more than space allows.
    In Christian Love,
    Jeri A. Johnson
    Ashland City, TN 37015
    April 20, 2012
    Jeri A Johnson
    Ashland City Church of Christ
    Ashland City, TN
    USA
    April, 21 2012

    For your Newsmakers, NAMED column:
    State Rep. Beth Harwell, Nashville, a Lipscomb graduate, elected Speaker of the TN House of Representatives. Scott W. Gilmer, member of the Harpeth Hills church of Christ in Nashville, named Director of Policy and Research for the TN House of Representatives.
    www.capitol.tn.gov
    Scott Gilmer
    Harpeth Hills
    Nashville, TN
    USA
    April, 13 2011

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