Obituaries, Updated December 19, 2019

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Morris Reid Estes, Sr. (’43), Madison, Tenn., died Feb. 26, 2019. Obituary…

Dr. Thelma J. Wright (’43), Bristol, Va., died Sept. 7, 2019. Obituary…

Ann Tucker Seay (’44), Richmond, Va., died Oct. 3, 2019. Obituary…

Ruth Virginia Hurley Howe (’46), Dublin, Va., died July 5, 2019. Obituary…

Dr. Evelyn Meadows Laycock (’47), Lake Junaluska, N.C., died Feb. 26, 2018. Obituary…

Howard O. Sullins (’48), Chester, Va., died Feb. 21, 2019.  Obituary…

Abner Lee Wilkerson (re’48), South Boston, Va., died May 16, 2017. Obituary…

  1. Klyne Lauderback, Sr. (’49), Kingsport, Tenn., died Oct. 14, 2019. Obituary…

Frances Nelson Link (re’49), Zephyrhills, Fla., died Aug. 27, 2018. Obituary…

Dr. Clarence W. Taylor (’49), Shawsville, Va., died Apr. 25, 2019. Obituary…

 

Dorothy Peake Cline (’50), Rock Hill, S.C., died Sept. 18.  Obituary…

David Robert Jones, Sr. (’50), Vinton, Va., died Mar. 1, 2019. Obituary…

Howard Hammon Simpson (’50), Knoxville, Tenn., died Jan. 5, 2019. Obituary…

Claude Adams Reed, Jr. (’51), Charlottesville, Va., June 26, 2019. Obituary…

Jack T. Smith (’51), Virginia Beach, Va., died Aug. 24, 2019.  Obituary…

Thomas A. Turley, Jr. (’51), Marion, N.C., died Sept. 26, 2018. Obituary…

Kenneth David Argenbright (’52), Waynesboro, Va., died Oct. 8, 2019. Obituary…

James Ellis (re’52), Kingsport, Tenn., died June 9, 2016. Obituary…

James Jennings (’52), Chapel Hill, N.C., died Dec. 25, 2018. Obituary…

Hugh Carter Larkey (’52), Athens, Ga., died Apr. 6, 2019. Obituary…

Dr. Jack Preston Andrews (’53), Richmond, Va., died Sept. 11, 2019. Obituary…

Dr. Julian Lee Givens (’53), Sparta, N.C., died May 31, 2019. Obituary…

Lois Woody Revie (’53), Crompond, N.Y., died Sept. 6, 2018. Obituary…

Virginia Murray Allison (’54), Johnson City, Tenn., died July 3, 2019. Obituary…

Peggy Ann Love Coward (’54), Raleigh, N.C., died Jan. 15, 2019. Obituary…

Omar Garland Ross (’54), Christiansburg, Va., died Oct. 5, 2019. Obituary…

Nancy Ball Ward (’54), Kingsport, Tenn., died Mar. 14, 2019. Obituary…

Luther Talmage Stewart (’55), Pennington Gap, Va., died Aug. 19, 2019. Obituary…

Dr. Edward Defield Gibson, Jr. (’56), Panama City Beach, Fla., died Sept. 20, 2019. Obituary…

Helen Davenport Blevins (re’57), Chilhowie, Va., died June 11, 2019. Obituary…

Berkley Ottie Buchanan, Sr. (re’57), Knoxville, Tenn., died Jan. 17, 2019. Obituary…

John Bennett Roberts, Sr. (’57), Damascus, Va., died May 16, 2019. Obituary…

Sue Sisk Walker (’57), Knoxville, Tenn., Oct. 10, 2019. Obituary…

Homer “Major” Bowen, Jr. (‘re’58), Marion, Va., died Apr. 9, 2019. Obituary…

David L. Jackson (re’58), East Ridge, Tenn., died May 26, 2019. Obituary…

Joseph Lawrence Rusek (’58), Gate City, Va., died July 21, 2019. Obituary…

Rev. Harry W. Hight, Jr. (’59), Pennington Gap, Va., died June 16, 2019. Obituary…

Dr. William Steger Rodgers (’59), Wytheville, Va., died Sept. 22, 2019. Obituary…

 

David R. Jonas (re’60), Valencia, Calif., died Dec. 9, 2018.  

Linda Faye Miller Carder (’61), Chapin, S.C., Oct. 3, 2019. Obituary…

Raymond Addington (re’62), Deland, Fla., died Mar. 9, 2019. Obituary…

John Mahlon Anderson, Jr. (’62), Mauldin, S.C., died Feb. 14, 2019. Obituary…

Roy Robert Griffitts (’62), Radford, Va., died Nov. 9, 2019. Obituary…

Edna T. Martin (’62), Goodview, Va.

Charles William “C.W” Rector (’62), Clinchburg, Va., died July 5, 2019. Obituary…

Dan Hoffman Winters (’62), Hampton, Va., died Oct. 25, 2019. Obituary…

William Warren “Bill” Jonas (’63), Covington, Va., died Nov. 24, 2019. Obituary…

William Henning Wren III (’63), Salem, Va., died Nov. 24, 2018.

Anne Kendrick Coulthard (’64), Emory, Va., died Nov. 15, 2019. Obituary…

Dr. Elliot D. Jackson (’64), St. Paul, Minn., died Dec. 26, 2018. Obituary…

Joe Allen Garrett (’65), Bristol, Tenn., died Mar. 30, 2019. Obituary…

Dr. David Ellsworth Mullins (’66), Aiken, S.C., died Oct. 13, 2019. Obituary…

Elaine Rae Werner Parker (’66), Richmond, Va., died May 30, 2019. Obituary…

Dr. John Neil Varnell (’67), Natchez, Miss., died Mar. 6, 2019. Obituary…

James Fredrick Chapman (’68), Carrollton, Va., died Mar. 21, 2019. Obituary…

Mary Elizabeth “Betsy” Harkleroad (’69), Forest, Va., died Mar. 13, 2019. Obituary…

Orville Jerry Hatfield (’68), Lenoir, N.C., died Apr. 3, 2019. Obituary…

Rev. Ken Luton (re’68), Knoxville, Tenn., died May 22, 2019.

Jeffrey Bailey (’70), Groton, N. H., died Dec. 10, 2018. Obituary…

Shirley Forbes Fultz (’70), Front Royal, Va., died May 13, 2018.

Lucian H. “Lou” Peery (’70), Tazewell, Va., died Oct. 30, 2019. News article… Obituary…

Jonathan Wayne Vincent (’70), Hixson, Tenn., died Sept. 27, 2019. Obituary…

Ann Drew Gibbons (’71), Roanoke, Va., died Apr. 13, 2019. Obituary…

Rev. C. Eugene Meek (’71), Virginia Beach, Va., died Apr. 1, 2019. Obituary…

Larry Quinn Kaylor (’72), Harrisonburg, Va., died Sept. 7, 2019. Obituary…

Judy Harding Smith (’74), Myrtle Beach, S.C., died May 29, 2019. Obituary…

Joseph Elmer Huff, III (’75), Galveston, Tex., died Feb. 7, 2019. Obituary…

Randall Shipley (’75), Mooresburg, Tenn., died Feb. 26, 2019. Obituary…

Rebecca Jane Sweet (’75), Greenville, N.C., died Sept. 4, 2019. Obituary…

Kenneth Wilhoit (’75), Greer, S.C., died Jan. 2, 2018. Obituary…

Gerald Anderson (’76), Troutdale, Va., died June 20, 2019. Obituary…

Joseph Harold Jessee (’78), Lebanon, Va., died June 24, 2019. Obituary…

Robert Hicks Parks, Jr. (’77), Ceres, Va., died Dec. 9, 2016. Obituary…

Phillip White (re’77), Fort Smith, Ark., died Feb. 27, 2019.  Obituary…

 

John King Purifoy (’84), Bristol, Va., died Nov. 6, 2019. Obituary…

 

Jerome Courtney Moore (’95), Tazewell, Va., died Mar. 20, 2019. Obituary…

 

Jessica Anne “Tess” Teasley (’02), Raleigh, N.C., died Mar. 30, 2019. Obituary…

Sean Holland Wilde (’03), Overland Park, Kan., died Aug. 10, 2019. Obituary…

 

Former Faculty:

Dr. Maurice S. Luker, Jr., former E&H Religion faculty member, died Mar. 27, 2019. Obituary…

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  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1599-brenda-gates-spielmans-books-are-out-of-this-world"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,326,2016,2340/9289_0029_1.rev.1610986720.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,326,2016,2340/9289_0029_1.rev.1610986720.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,326,2016,2340/9289_0029_1.rev.1610986720.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,326,2016,2340/9289_0029_1.rev.1610986720.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,326,2016,2340/9289_0029_1.rev.1610986720.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,326,2016,2340/9289_0029_1.rev.1610986720.jpg" alt="Brenda Gates Spielman, Emory & Henry Class of 1969." width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,326,2016,2340/9289_0029_1.rev.1610986720.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,326,2016,2340/9289_0029_1.rev.1610986720.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2016" data-max-h="2014" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/1599-brenda-gates-spielmans-books-are-out-of-this-world">Brenda Gates Spielman’s Books Are Out of This World</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"> Brenda Spielman (’69) is a writer who likes to be in control of her stories and of how those stories get shared. <a href="/live/news/1599-brenda-gates-spielmans-books-are-out-of-this-world" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/2440-gail-weaver-norwood-publishes-escape-from-grief"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,13,1537,1548/11848_FBS_GailNorwood32.rev.1661365997.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,13,1537,1548/11848_FBS_GailNorwood32.rev.1661365997.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,13,1537,1548/11848_FBS_GailNorwood32.rev.1661365997.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,13,1537,1548/11848_FBS_GailNorwood32.rev.1661365997.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,13,1537,1548/11848_FBS_GailNorwood32.rev.1661365997.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,13,1537,1548/11848_FBS_GailNorwood32.rev.1661365997.jpg" alt="Gail Weaver Norwood Emory & Henry Class of 1971" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,13,1537,1548/11848_FBS_GailNorwood32.rev.1661365997.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,13,1537,1548/11848_FBS_GailNorwood32.rev.1661365997.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1537" data-max-h="1535" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/2440-gail-weaver-norwood-publishes-escape-from-grief">Gail Weaver Norwood Publishes “Escape from Grief Prison: A Story of Love, Loss, and Healing”</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"> The title of <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.gailnorwood.com/">Gail Weaver Norwood’s book</a></span> may mislead you. This book is about more than grief; it’s about learning how to manage our emotional well-being in times of challenge.<br/><div/><div/><a href="/live/news/2440-gail-weaver-norwood-publishes-escape-from-grief" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
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  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/939-first-bank-trust-announces-new-leadership"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,22,255,277/6745_Mark_Nelson.rev.1566933092.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,22,255,277/6745_Mark_Nelson.rev.1566933092.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,22,255,277/6745_Mark_Nelson.rev.1566933092.jpg" alt="Mark Nelson, E&H Class of 1984" width="345" height="225" data-max-w="255" data-max-h="255" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/939-first-bank-trust-announces-new-leadership">First Bank & Trust Announces New Leadership</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"> E&H Grads Transition to Top Positions at FB&T <a href="/live/news/939-first-bank-trust-announces-new-leadership" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/2227-get-ready-to-recognize-the-college-campus-in-dw"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/870,0,3001,2133/10760_13373_164208764950684.rev.1643394162.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/870,0,3001,2133/10760_13373_164208764950684.rev.1643394162.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/870,0,3001,2133/10760_13373_164208764950684.rev.1643394162.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/870,0,3001,2133/10760_13373_164208764950684.rev.1643394162.JPG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/870,0,3001,2133/10760_13373_164208764950684.rev.1643394162.JPG 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/870,0,3001,2133/10760_13373_164208764950684.rev.1643394162.JPG" alt="D.W. Saur E&H Class of 2005 Author" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/870,0,3001,2133/10760_13373_164208764950684.rev.1643394162.JPG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/870,0,3001,2133/10760_13373_164208764950684.rev.1643394162.JPG 3x" data-max-w="2131" data-max-h="2133" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/2227-get-ready-to-recognize-the-college-campus-in-dw">Get Ready to Recognize the College Campus in D.W. Saur’s Latest Book</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"> D.W. Saur’s newest book has some familiar locations like “Hillman Hall” and “Van Dyke” – which just makes the storyline that much more impactful. <a href="/live/news/2227-get-ready-to-recognize-the-college-campus-in-dw" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>