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Earle Copes, of Norfolk, Virginia, passed away on July 20, 2014. He obtained degrees from Davidson College and Union Theological Seminary, and was a noted organist, choir director and composer. He is survived by his wife, Laura, two sons, Larry and Ron, and many good friends.

Robert A. Cornett, Ph.D., of Lynchburg, Virginia, passed away on May 19, 2014. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Butler University in 1944, a Bachelor of Divinity from Princeton University in 1946 and his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Illinois in 1953. He ministered to churches and also taught at Berea College from 1953-58. He is survived by his wife, Barbara S. Cornett, ’59, one brother, Roger W. Cornett, four children, five grandchildren, and one great- grandson.

Dr. Loraine E. Edwards, of West Lafayette, Ohio, passed away on May 16, 2014. She earned her bachelor’s degree in 1930 from Oberlin College, her master’s degree from New York University in 1945, and her doctorate from Ohio State University in 1960. Lorraine was a music supervisor for several institutions including Berea College. She is survived by a great-niece, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews, and one great-great-great-nephew.

Dr. Bobby Fong, of Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away on September 8, 2014. During his life, he was a member of the Berea College faculty from 1978-1989, the president of Butler University, and the president of Ursinus College. Bobby is survived by his wife, Suzanne, and two sons, Jonathan and Nicholas.

Thomas Harkleroad, of Berea, Kentucky, passed away on July 31, 2014. He served as the Berea College golf coach and assistant women’s basketball coach. He is survived by his wife, Beverly Cummins Harkleroad, his children, Leslie and Bunky, ’93, one brother, Gene, two sisters, Betty and Judith, eight grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Burlon William McKinney, of Berea, Kentucky, passed away on April 10, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Laura McKinney. Burlon was a retired farmer and worked as a painter for Berea College. He is survived by his two daughters, three sisters, four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Christopher Pierce of Albuquerque, New Mexico, passed away on March 23, 2014. He graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology and a Master of Arts in fine art. Chris was a Berea Community High School art teacher, a Berea College art education professor, a jeweler, a sculptor and a painter. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Carole Pierce, a daughter, Mikaela, a son, Brendan, and numerous friends in New Mexico and Kentucky.

Clyde E. Powell, of Berea, Kentucky, passed away on January 9, 2014. He served Berea College as a storeroom manager until his retirement. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Geraldine Gregory Powell, his daughter, Yvonne, his grandchildren, a great-grandchild, and a brother.

Lillian Bowman Seals, of Berea, Kentucky, passed away on May 22, 2014. Before retiring from food service at Berea College, she had been named the college’s Woman of the Year. She was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle Seals, and is survived by her sons, Tex and Earl Seals, seven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Annette Singleton, ’60, of Berea, Kentucky, passed away on February 12, 2014. Annette was a graduate and retired employee of Berea College where she worked as an administrative assistant. Annette is survived by her sister, Larcencia S. Souther, ’57, and brother-in-law, Franklin Souther, ’58.

Glen Stassen, of Pasadena, California, passed away on April 26, 2014. He was a prolific author and a scholar of Christian ethics, renowned for his work on human rights. He received the Denton and Janice Lotz Human Rights Award by the Baptist World Alliance in 2013. Glen taught at Duke University, Kentucky Southern College, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and served as an associate professor of philosophy and religion at Berea College from 1972 to 1976 where he received the Seabury Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is survived by his wife, Dot Stassen, his sons, Bill, Michael, and David, and his extended family.

Everett Thomas, of Brodhead, Kentucky, passed away on August 28, 2014. He was a retired heat and power supervisor at Berea College, and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Everett is survived by his wife, Elsie Burdette Thomas, a son, Paul, two daughters, Barbara and Juanita, three stepsons, Gary, Larry and Clyde, seven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

1930s

Anna Roberts McConkey, Acad ’27, ’31, of Lexington, Kentucky, passed away on March 16, 2014. Anna graduated from Berea College and married the late William Victor McConkey, Acad ’29, in 1931. She is survived by her daughter, Lois, sister, Jean Roberts Gainer, Acad ’38, ‘42, seven grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, and twelve great-great-grandchildren.

Rodney Faber, of Fayetteville, Georgia, passed away on March 10, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys V. (Arnett) Faber, Acad ’33.

Lillian Rae Williams, ’35, of Berea, Kentucky, passed away on January 23, 2014. Following graduation, Lillian taught at several schools in Kentucky, and taught Japanese children in the internment camps in California during World War II. She then returned to Berea to teach Spanish and English at Madison Central until retirement in 1975. Lillian is survived by two siblings, Margaret and V.A., several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Emmett Cantrell, Acad ’39, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away on April 10, 2014. Emmett served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Esther Cantrell, two sons, and three grandchildren.

Walden Emerson Richard, ’39, of Naples, Florida, passed away on May 11, 2014. Walden completed his undergraduate degree at Berea College and his graduate studies at the University of Michigan. He spent several years teaching music and math, and another 35 years as a production engineer before retiring. Walden is survived by his wife, Jean Richard, one son, two daughters, two sisters, eight grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.

1940s

Kathryn H. Kiser, ’40, of Deland, Florida, passed away on December 13, 2014. After completing her undergraduate and graduate work at Berea College and Temple University respectively, Kathryn worked as a research biologist in the Virus Research Section of Lederle Laboratories, now Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. She is survived by two stepdaughters, Jane and Alice, one step granddaughter, and one great-grandson.

Dorothy Corrine Prince John, ’41, of Berlin, Maryland, passed away on May 12, 2014. She graduated from Berea College where she met her future husband Ralph John, ’42. Dorothy is survived by her sons, Douglass and Byron, three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and one sister.

Joseph Edwin Sumner, ’41, of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away on February 24, 2014. Joseph was the past president of Hyde Park Square Business Association, cofounder of the Hyde Park Art Show, and a board member of the National Fancy Food Association. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Jean Sumner, and daughters, Sara and Emily.

Juanita W. Healy, ’42, of Hoover, Alabama, passed away on March 18, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard E. Healy. Juanita graduated with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry before working as a chemist for several years during World War II, and later in the chemistry department for the University of Alabama. She is survived by her two sons, Richard and Edward, five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Juanita McCullough, ’42, of Lexington, Kentucky, passed away on May 16, 2014. She was preceded in death by a son, Stephen, and a sister, Beatrice. Juanita is survived by her children, Robert, Richard, and John, four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Mary L. Zeller, ’42, of Albers, Illinois, passed away on February 15, 2014.

Dr. William E. Faris, Acad ’43, of Fernandina Beach, Florida, passed away on May 21, 2014. He graduated from the Berea Academy School before receiving his doctorate in medicine from Tulane University. Dr. Faris was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 60 years, Sophia Faris, and daughter, Carolyn. He is survived by his daughters Alynda, Barbara, and Janet, six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Harry Austin Piland, husband of Virginia Ferrill Piland, ’43, of Berea, Kentucky, passed away on March 12, 2014. He served in the United States Air Force before retiring as a master sergeant. Harry is survived by his wife, Virginia, and his daughters, Tracy and Lindsey.

Sallie Leah Conley Scherrer, ’43, of Johnson City, Tennessee, passed away on March 1, 2014. She graduated from Berea College before doing advanced studies at the University of North Carolina and Northeastern University in Boston. Sallie is survived by her husband of 65 years, Victor E. Scherrer, ’43, one sister, Bessie, two children, and six grandchildren.

Vivian L. Buckles, ’44, of Belmont, Kentucky, passed away on March 8, 2014. After graduating from Berea College, she completed master’s degree programs at Johns Hopkins University and Oklahoma University. Vivian was employed as a regional manager for the U.S. Department of Labor for many years. She is survived by her longtime companion, Richard W. Hayes.

Captain Charles E. “Ted” Faas, Navy V-12 ’43-’44, of Mystic, Connecticut, passed away on April 18, 2014. As a naval officer, he served his country devotedly for 33 years and was the recipient of many awards including the Bronze Star. He served in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Obera Huddleston Faas, ’44, three daughters, eleven grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.

Ella Elizabeth Griffin, ’45, of Asheville, North Carolina, passed away on April 14, 2014. She dedicated her life to the service of people through missionary work, church leadership, and classroom teaching. Beth is survived by her daughters, Peggy, Nancy, Joanna, ’78, and Sandra, ten grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Earle Rosslyn Heffner Jr., Navy V-12 ’44-’45, of Prestonsburg, Kentucky, passed away on April 4, 2014. He attended Berea College from 1944-45 while serving as a member of the Navy during World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jacqueline Heffner, son, Karl, sister, Ann, and his special friend, Helen. Earle is survived by his children, Thornton and Rebecca, four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

William Rell Roberts, Fd ’37, ’45, of Lexington, Kentucky, passed away on March 22, 2014. He graduated from Berea Foundation School before attending Berea College and Transylvania College. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the United States Army in the Signal Aircraft Warning Battalion in the Pacific Theater and was awarded six Bronze Stars. He is survived by his wife, Joan Sturma Roberts, his children, Ruth, Jim, David, and Doug, six grandchildren, and two sisters.

Lois Elizabeth “Betty” Strand, ’45, of Sagle, Idaho, passed away on May 6, 2014. After attending Berea College, she joined the Cadet Nurse Corps, where she met her husband. Lois is survived by her husband of 67 years, Oscar Strand, four children, four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Burieta Gearhart, ’46, of Lexington, Kentucky, passed away on March 13, 2014. She was the former vice president and controller with the Bank Josephine. Buerieta was preceded in death by her brother, Estill, and sister, Clara.

Marien B. Herring, ’46, of Old Bridge, New Jersey, passed away on November 16, 2013. She attended Berea College before earning her bachelor’s degree in English from West Virginia Tech, and a master’s degree in library science from Rutgers University. Marien was a reference librarian at the Franklin Township Public Library until her retirement in 1995. She is survived by her children and grandchildren.

Alda Ruth Morris Umphrey, ’46, of Madison County, Kentucky, passed away on May 24, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Artist Gene Umphrey, two brothers, and three sisters. Alda is survived by her son, Thomas, three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Betty V. Adams Coleman, ’48, of Apopka, Florida, passed away on February 24, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Jean P. Coleman, two children, four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a great-great-granddaughter.

Dr. George C. Nichols, ’48, of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, passed away on May 1, 2014. He was able to obtain a visa and leave his native country of Egypt to attend Berea College where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in economics. He later earned a master’s degree and a doctorate in economics from the University of Virginia, and enjoyed a career in national and international economics. He is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Aurania Nichols, and three siblings.

Larry Gruman, husband of Eleanor Weekes Gruman, Acad, ’44, ’49, of Bellingham, Washington, passed away on February 20, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Ellie, four children, and eight grandchildren.

Helen Ruth Ogle Motley, ’49, of Glade Spring, Virginia, passed away on April 27, 2014. She received her Bachelor of Science in nutritional dietary sciences from Berea College, before receiving her master’s in counseling from East Tennessee State University. Helen is survived by her husband, Virgil Motley, and her two sons.

Armenda Smith, ’49, of Hamilton, Ohio, passed away on March 6, 2014. She graduated from Berea College and received her master’s degree in English from Miami University of Ohio. Armenda was an esteemed teacher and professor before retiring to spend time with her family. She is survived by her husband of over 66 years, Robert Smith, Acad, ’46, ’50, her daughter, Brenda, and two grandsons.

James Lee Warrick, ’49, of Arden, North Carolina, passed away on February 1, 2014. He attended Berea College and graduated from Western Carolina University with a degree in business. James was a U.S. Army veteran serving with the 45th infantry division in Korea. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Lou, two daughters, and three grandchildren.

1950s

Vernon Burch, ’50, of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away on March 7, 2014. He attended Berea College and graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a degree in biological sciences. Vernon served in the 544th Engineer Boat & Shore Regiment during WW II and as a second lieutenant during the Korean War. He is survived by his daughters, Greta and Betsy, six brothers and sisters, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Joseph Curtis Craft ’50, of Huntsville, Alabama, passed away on March 22, 2014. He graduated with a degree in chemistry. Joseph is survived by his wife, Laura Louise Craft, ’51, three daughters, twelve grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.

Mary Etsuko Inashima, ’50, of Woburn, Massachusetts, passed away on March 30, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Dr. O. James Inashima, her son, John, and her daughters, Jamie and Cindy.

Margaret A. Kilbourne, of Sherman, Illinois, passed away on February 7, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Lee E. Kilbourne, Navy V-12 ’43-’44, ’50, three daughters, Linda, Anne and Mary, one son, John, 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and three brothers.

Yancy Ray Rhodes, of Penrose, North Carolina, passed away on March 12, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Hamilton Rhodes, ’50, two daughters, Marsha and Suzanne, and two granddaughters, Keli and Maureen.

Lee Howard Vensel, of Green Valley, Arizona, passed away on February 5, 2014. He was a graduate of the University of Kentucky and graduated with medical honors and all-university honors at the University of Louisville. After 25 years private practice, Lee accepted an offer from the U.S. Navy and left it at 67 with the rank of captain. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Christine Vensel, ’50, one son, Lee III, one daughter, Elizabeth, and two grandsons, Lee IV and Adam.

Ruby Jewel Salyer Butcher ’51, of Summerville, West Virginia, passed away on February 2, 2014. She graduated from Berea College in 1951 with a degree in vocational home economics education. Ruby is survived by a brother, James, one daughter, Judy, one son, Keith, grandchildren, and great- grandchildren.

Arnold Edwards, Acad ’47, ’51, of Monroe, Ohio, passed away on April 17, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in the South Pacific during World War II as well as a teacher and principal in Franklin City School District.  Arnold is survived by his wife, Mahala (Smith) Edwards, Acad ‘49, three daughters, two granddaughters, one grandson, one great-granddaughter, and two sisters.

Minerva Craft, ’52, of Boone, Kentucky, passed away on April 4, 2014. She graduated from the Carcassonne School and attended Berea College. Minerva taught primarily at Florence Elementary and Ockerman Jr. High where she later became a guidance counselor. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Watson Craft, ‘52, her daughters, Linda and Nancy, her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and siblings.

Elizabeth Worthen Brown, ’53, of Sylva, North Carolina, passed away on March 3, 2014. Upon graduation from Harris High School, she attended Berea College. Elizabeth is survived by a son, John, a niece, and several cousins.

Hilda Davenport Copeland, ’53, of Annapolis, Maryland, passed away on March 30, 2014. After graduating from Berea College in 1953 with a Bachelor of Arts in English theater arts with a teaching certificate, she went on to teach in Anne Arundel County Public Schools. Hilda is survived by sons, Edwin and David, and two grandchildren.

Anna L. Messer ’53, of Plattsburgh, New York, passed away on April 21, 2014. She received her bachelor’s degree from Berea College, her master’s degree from the University of Tennessee, and her doctorate from Purdue University. Anna’s teaching career included several schools and universities, but most notably her work as professor at the State University of New York, Plattsburgh campus, from 1963 to her retirement in 1992. She is survived by her sisters, Lois Scrivner, Nora Ledford, and Lavada Perrill, and her cat, Osiris.

Ralph Wade, FD ’44, ’53, of Russell Springs, Kentucky, passed away on February 26, 2014. He served as the county executive director of the ASCS office and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Ralph is survived by three children, Jean Ann Wade, William Randall Wade, and Charla Kay Williams, six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and three sisters.

Walter Franklin Cooper, ’54, of Burke County, North Carolina, passed away on March 5, 2014. He received his Bachelor of Science in agriculture. On the day of his graduation, he married Emma Maynard Cooper, ’55. After graduation, Walter served in the U.S. Army in Korea, and returned to the United States to work for the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a soil conservationist. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Emma, one son, Alan Cooper, one daughter, Amy Cooper, and four grandchildren.

Louis Miles, ‘54, of Asheville, North Carolina, passed away on April 26, 2014. He was a retired college professor at Warren Wilson College.

Dr. Bill Dean Stout, ’54, of Fairfield Glade, Tennessee, passed away on March 12, 2014. He graduated from Berea College and subsequently attended the University of Tennessee Medical School specializing in cardiology. Starting his career in the U.S. Navy, he went on to establish the East Alabama Health Foundation before serving as medical director of King Fahad National Guard Hospital in Saudi Arabia. Dr. Stout is survived by his wife of 56 years, Margaret Dilworth Stout, two brothers, two sons, one daughter, and seven grandchildren.

Marvin Deck Hutchins, ’55, of Hillsborough, North Carolina, passed away on February 15, 2014. He was a graduate of Gardner Webb College, Berea College, and received his master’s degree from the University of Kentucky. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Leona Dobbins Hutchins,’54, four children, four brothers, eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

L.C. “Bud” Case, ’56, of Lake Toxaway, North Carolina, passed away on May 1, 2014. After graduating from Berea College and serving two years in the U.S. Army, Bud taught agricultural education in schools in North and South Carolina. Bud is survived by his wife of 49 years, Barbara Ann Misho, one brother, one son, one daughter, and four grandchildren.

Dudley J. Conner, ’58, of Frankfort, Kentucky, passed away on May 3, 2014. He received his master’s degree in 1961 from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and a second master’s degree in public administration from Eastern Kentucky University. He is survived by his wife, Betty Williams Conner, one daughter, one son, and five grandchildren.

Dr. Anna Lou Heatherly, ’58, of Arlington, Virginia, passed away on March 6, 2014.

Clifford Edgar Ward, ’59, of Springdale, South Carolina, passed away on April 18, 2014. He met his wife of 52 years, Shirley Gregory Ward, ’61, while a student at Berea. Cliff served in the U.S. Army from 1960-1962, and later worked for Equifax Corporation. He is survived by his wife, Shirley, son, Roger, and two grandchildren.

1960s

David C. Hutchinson, ’60, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, passed away on February 7, 2014.

Beverly Ann Gilbert Main, ’60, of Mission Viejo, California, passed away on November 6, 2013. She graduated from Berea College and Indiana University. Beverly is survived by her husband, Bill Main, son, Michael, and brothers, Larry and Ernie.

Joyce Lamon Nixon, ’60, of Berea, Kentucky, passed away on January 17, 2014. She worked for over 30 years as an administrative assistant at Berea Community School. Joyce is survived by her children, John, Julie and Mary, and four grandchildren.

Annette Singleton, ’60, of Berea, Kentucky, passed away on February 12, 2014. Annette was a graduate and retired employee of Berea College where she worked as an administrative assistant. Annette is survived by her sister, Larcencia S. Souther, ’57, and brother-in-law, Franklin Souther, ’58.

Leroy Price ’61, of Forest City, North Carolina, passed away on February 17, 2014. He retired from American Greetings Industry and was active in his church and community civic organizations. Leroy is survived by his wife, Wanda White Price, ’63, three sons, one daughter, three sisters, and 11 grandchildren.

Harold Havens Sifford, ’62, of Berea, Kentucky, passed away on March 9, 2014.  He managed restaurants across the country including one at Howard University in Washington D.C. and the Middleburg Inn in Virginia. Harold eventually retired in Tampa, Florida with his friend, George Arroyo.  He is survived by his two sisters, Diana and Brenda, and several cousins.

Edna Louise Welte Smith, ‘62, of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, passed away on March 25, 2014. In her time at Berea, she met her husband, Elmer Smith, ’60, whom she married in Danforth Chapel. Edna taught school for three years and then was director of Jack and Jill Childcare Center for nine years.  In addition to her husband of 52 years, she is survived by three sons, Phillip, Matthew and Andrew, five grandchildren, three sisters, and two brothers.

Virginia Eileen Walker, ’65, of Lexington, Kentucky, passed away on April 12, 2014.  She was a social worker for the Kentucky Department of Human Resources. Virginia was also a graduate of Johns Creek High School and Evansville University.  She is survived by a daughter, Laurie, four sisters, four brothers, and two grandchildren.

1970s

Dr. C. David Hess, ’71, of Henrietta, New York, passed away on March 7, 2014.  He was a graduate of Williamson High School. He received a bachelor’s degree from Berea College, and a Master of Divinity and doctorate from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. David is survived by his father, Charles, brother, Gary, a nephew, a niece, a great niece and three great nephews.

Judy Poore Hamer, ’74, of Bentonville, Arkansas, passed away on February 21, 2014. She graduated from the Cumberland School of Law-Samford University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  Judy is survived by her sister, Mossie, brothers, Luther and James, several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews, and special friends, Robin, Kathy R, Kathy S, and Donna.

Mr. Benjamin Dee “Ben” Brake, ’75, of Manassas, Virginia, passed away on February 22, 2014. For the last 18 years of his life he worked for Branscome Paving Co. in Manassas as an estimator and contract manager. Benjamin is survived by one sister, Sandra, three brothers, Daniel, Steve, and Timothy, and many nieces and nephews.

1980’s

Rose-Marie Fain, ‘81, of Stokes County, North Carolina, passed away on February 15, 2014. She attended Berea College, the University of Louisville, and completed her education at Kentucky Wesleyan College earning a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She was an artist, certified nursing assistant, elementary school teacher, and volunteer. Rose-Marie is survived by her son, Jeffrey, three daughters, Susan, Lydia and Mary, nine grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Teddy G. Burke, ’85, of Shepherdsville, Kentucky, passed away on January 21, 2014. He was the class president for class of 1985, and worked as the catering and beverage director at Louisville Presbyterian Seminary. Teddy is survived by his three daughters, Abi, Christina, and Samantha, his three grandchildren, Lilliana, Bishop and Kenneth, his sister, Theresa, and his niece, Syndie.

Rev. Mary Margaret Cook, ’85, of Hurt, Virginia, passed away on April 18, 2014. She served as the pastor at New Bethel and Motley United Methodist churches. She was a clergy member of the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church, and previously served as minister of outreach at Virginia Beach UMC and director of Christian Education at Thalia UMC in Virginia Beach. She is survived by her husband, Dale, two sons, Matthew and Mark, her mother, and three sisters.

Walter John Oldendorf, ’86, of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, passed away on March 8, 2014. He moved to Oak Ridge in 1987 after attending Berea College. Walter worked as an environment and safety specialist for various firms in and around Oak Ridge. He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Debi Payton Oldendorf, ‘87, and two daughters, Courtney and Madison.

Jennifer M. Clark, ’87, of Stone Mountain, Georgia, passed away on May 10, 2014.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in business administration. A former employee of UNUM Insurance Co., Jennifer was the co-owner of Clark Interiors. She is survived by her husband, Daniel L. Clark, daughters, Brandy and Kristin, son, Grant, mother, Judy, brother, John, and other extended family members.

1990s

Karen E. Hartery, ‘90, of Waterbury, Connecticut, passed away on March 12, 2014. She received her bachelor’s degree from Berea College and her master’s degree from the University of Bridgeport. Karen is survived by her parents, George and Betty, her brother, George Jr., her nieces, Kathryn and Megan, and several cousins.

Gregory Scott Taylor, ‘93, of Somerset, Kentucky, passed away on October 16, 2013.  After graduating from Berea College, he became a math teacher at Southern Middle School. Gregory is survived by his wife, Jackie, his son, Chandler, a brother, Robbie, and a sister, Sue.

2000s

Arianna Sikes, ’02, of East Point, Georgia, passed away on May 24, 2014. She attended Berea College earning a Bachelor of Arts in political science and Clark Atlanta University earning a master’s degree in public administration. Arianna also earned a certification in fundraising and philanthropy from Texas A&M University, Bush School. She served as a policy advisor and senior council aide to an Atlanta City councilwoman. She founded her own grant writing company, the ADS Group, LLC, in 2012, where she served as CEO and research director. Arianna is survived by her mother, Janice, and brother, Troy.

2010s

David Brice Taylor, ’14, of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, passed away on July 5, 2014.  He was a member of the Berea College baseball team in 2012 and 2013. David is survived by his parents, David and Tonya, grandparents, uncles, an aunt, and cousins.

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