Newsmakers – September 2008
NAMED: Michelle Morris, assistant vice president for public affairs, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Mike Fernandez, director of theater, Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tenn. Sally Reid, chair of music department, Lipscomb University. Candice McQueen, dean of the department of education, Lipscomb University. Larry Woodward, chair of division of business and technology, Crowley’s Ridge College, Paragould, Ark.
AWARDED: Gen. Bill Morgan, honorary doctorate, Freed-Hardeman University, Henderson, Tenn. Morgan is an elder of the Benton, Ky., church. Everett Ferguson, Distinguished Service Award for more than 30 years of service by the North American Patristics Society. Jared Mosley, the Gen. Robert R. Neyland Outstanding Athletic Director Award. Mosely is athletic director for Abilene Christian University.
NEW ELDERS: Don Ross and Keith Carmichael, Clinton, Mo., church. Kirby Hicks, Canyon church, Anthem, Ariz. Doug Ables, Tom Allen, Mark Carr, Dennis Webster and Jim Wilkinson, Copperas Cove, Texas, church. Jim DeVore and Dave Cordry, East Peoria, Ill., church.
NEW DEACONS: Jay Carter, Jerry Cumby, Tim Dabbs, Darren Davis, Isaiah Etukeren, Kelly Gorman, Lee Miracle, Vern Olson, Bill O’Neill, Jeff Parker, Wes Scott and Dan Shewmaker, Canyon church, Anthem, Ariz. Don Helfer and Chris Mason, East Peoria, Ill. church.
BIRTHDAYS: 101st: Mamie Grantham, McAlester, Okla. 100th: Ruth Bales Brackeen, Kerrville, Texas. Nora Lee Swingler, Franklin, Texas. Lois Tiner, Austin, Texas. 95th: Winnetta Slawson, Weatherford, Okla. 89th: Winnie Fitz, Hastings, Neb. 87th: Doyall Allsman, Hastings, Neb.
ANNIVERSARIES: 60th: Dan and Lois Whitaker, Cleburne, Texas. Ed and Mary Page, Weatherford, Okla. Glover and Margie Shipp, Edmond, Okla. Jake and Jerrie Jernigan, College Station, Texas. 55th: Bob and Sue Gibson and Bob and Nova Elliott, Edmond, Okla.
PASSAGES: T. Pierce Brown, 85, Aug. 1, Cookeville, Tenn. longtime minister, writer and elder of the Sycamore church, Cookeville. Diane Vannoy Duncum, 68, Aug. 11, College Station, Texas, distinguished alumna of Abilene Christian University, member of A&M church, College Station. Bob Grigg, 85, July 26, Gladewater, Texas, minister and supporter of Benin Bible Training Center in West Africa. Martha Virginia Fike Mosier, 88, Abilene, Texas, former professor of management services at Abilene Christian University. Warren Saunders Jones, 87, July 22, New Bern, N.C., longtime minister, integrated black and white churches in Hopewell, Va. John Mark Stallings, 46, Aug. 2, Paris, Texas, son of Gene and Ruth Ann Stallings, member of Lamar Avenue church, Paris. Orum Lee Trone Sr., 93, June 25, Detroit, longtime minister for the Elmwood Park church in Detroit, founded the Church of Christ National Youth Conference.