Alumni Updates

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  • 1997 FHU Alumnus Passes Away

    May 25, 2016
    Submitted by: Jonathan Hubbard (1997)

    Jonathan Hubbard ('97) passed away December 5, 2015.


  • New Baby

    May 12, 2016
    Submitted by: Richard Holdridge (2006)

    Linley Carol Holdridge born on November 6, 2013.


  • 60 Years of "Blue Suede Shoes"

    May 11, 2016
    Submitted by: Mark Crawford (1985)

    On April 9, 2016, I moderated a panel discussion at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum celebrating rockabilly musician Carl Perkins and the 60th anniversary of his song, "Blue Suede Shoes." The panel included Stan Perkins (Carl's oldest son), David McGee (Perkins' biographer), Peter Guralnick (Sam Phillips' biographer), Chuck Mead(music director for the stage play, Million Dollar Quartet), and country singer Naomi Judd. I also wrote and secured a state resolution declaring April 9, 2016 as Carl Perkins' "Blue Suede Shoes" Day in the state of Tennessee.


  • Missionary to Monrovia, Liberia

    May 4, 2016
    Submitted by: Anora David (2000)

    As our last child completes high school in May. Arthur & Anora David will return to Monrovia, Liberia as Missionaries. The Davids have served in Liberia since June 1994. Please keep our family in your prayers!


  • Passing of Earl Richardson

    Apr 19, 2016
    Submitted by: George Earl Richardson (1945)

    Earl Richardson, aged 90, passed from this world on April 9, 2016 at NHC HealthCare in Moulton, AL. He is survived by his four daughters and their husbands: Elaine (Ronnie) Cooper, Kay (Larry) Little, Lynne (David) Laton, Gail (Jeff) Leatherwood. He had served as a minister of the Gospel for over 60 years.


  • Edlin Births

    Apr 12, 2016
    Submitted by: Jacqueline (Dukes) Edlin (2013)

    Celeste Emmalyne Edlin was born March 21, 2016. Twin big sisters: Cynthia Renee Edlin and Adelaide Grace Edlin were born March 10, 2014.


  • Job Update

    Mar 28, 2016
    Submitted by: Anthony Hamlett (1988)

    General Foreman for Hyster-Yale Group


  • Birth of Emory Love Gunnells

    Mar 15, 2016
    Submitted by: Timothy Gunnells (1992)

    We welcomed our 4th child and third daughter into our family on March 30, 2015. Emory Love joined sisters, Emma and Ella, and brother Ean.


  • Death of Nina Lorene (Moore) Hayes

    Mar 15, 2016
    Submitted by: Nina (Moore) Hayes (1963)

    Nina Lorene (Moore) Hayes, 72, of Abilene, passed away in hospice care at Hendrick Medical Center on Sunday, Feb. 21. A memorial service took place Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 11:30 AM at Minter Lane church of Christ. Nina was born in Newark, Ark, on Nov. 30, 1943 to Walter and Dorothy Moore. She attended high school at Crowley's Ridge Academy in Paragould, AR, She then earned her associate's degree at Freed-Hardeman College in Henderson, Tenn. and bachelor's degree at Harding College in Searcy, AR. She earned her master's degree in curriculum and instruction at Arkansas State University.


  • Move/Grandparents

    Mar 15, 2016
    Submitted by: Glynda Nichols Turner (1988)

    Husband Greg, and I moved to Chattanooga in November 2012 when we learned of the impending arrival of grandchild #2. We have one son, Gregory, and his wife, Laura. They have blessed us with a grandson, David, who is 5 1/2 and Rosalie who is 3. Glynda works at Memorial Hospital as a Patient Access Representative and Greg is a truck driver for USF Holland. We attend East Ridge Church of Christ.


  • Freeman Family Update

    Jan 8, 2016
    Submitted by: Terrell Freeman (1949)

    I now live in Jackson TN with my wife, Beth, and we have eleven grand children, seven of whom are adopted from China. I have been retired since 1983.


  • Owens Family Update

    Jan 8, 2016
    Submitted by: Denford Owens (1973)

    am now 62 years of age and have taken secondary courses in (2 years) carpentry and graduated as a journeyman carpenter at Decatur, Alabama Carpenters Local 1274 in the 1970's. Took correspondence course in Locksmithing and Electronic Security. Received a Graduation Certificate with an A+. I am looked upon as Santa Claus because of my beard and hair and the red clothes I wear when I go out.


  • Warpula Family Update

    Jan 8, 2016
    Submitted by: Calvin Warpula (1964)

    In January, 2015, I retired from full-time preaching in order to move to my wife, Judy's, hometown of Pittsfield, IL where she could be close to her 94-year-old mother. I am preaching for the Pittsfield church. We have an attendance of about 40. I am still active in preaching special events and meetings. Judy and I will be married fifty years on Dec. 21, 2015. We have four children and 14 grandchildren.


  • Echols Graduates with Master's Degree

    Jan 8, 2016
    Submitted by: Brenda Echols (2015)

    I graduated in December of 2015 from FHU with a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction.


  • Berry Receives His PhD

    Jan 8, 2016
    Submitted by: Allen Berry (1993)

    Allen Berry received his PhD in English with an emphasis in creative writing from the University of Southern Mississippi in August of 2013 and a Certificate of Technical Writing from the University of Alabama Huntsville in August of 2015.


  • Berry Publishes 2 Books

    Jan 8, 2016
    Submitted by: Allen Berry (1993)

    Allen Berry's first book length collection of poetry, Travel for Agoraphobics was published by Kelsay Books in October of 2014 and his first chapbook, "Distractions and Illusions" followed in June of 2015.


  • McLemore Family Welcomes Baby Girl!

    Jan 8, 2016
    Submitted by: Meredith McLemore Craig (2008)

    Kris and I are happy to announce the birth of our baby girl Melia Klaire Craig born July 2, 2015.


  • Gifford Authors 7th Book

    Jan 8, 2016
    Submitted by: Michael Gifford (1980)

    My 7th book has recently been published. Entitled, "Life After Death: My First Year's Journey Through Grief," it is a journal of my thoughts in the first year following the death of my wife, Shannon Nolen Gifford (B.A., 1980). This is the second book in my grief recovery series. "In the Lap of God: Comfort from the Psalms" was published in 2010. Both books can be ordered online at www.newheightsinc.net or by calling me at 770-606-9195.


  • Manor Presents at Apologetics Lectures

    Jan 8, 2016
    Submitted by: Dale W Manor (1972)

    Manor was the presenter at the Fifth Annual Spring Apologetics Lectures sponsored by the Warren Christian Apologetics Center in Vienna WV. Those lectures, along with another chapter and introduction have just been published in a book entitled: Digging Deeper into the Word: The Relevance of Archaeology to Christian Apologetics.


  • Rutledge Family Welcomes Wyatt Charleston

    Nov 9, 2015
    Submitted by: April Hutchison Rutledge (2002)

    Wyatt Charleston Rutledge was born to April and her husband, Jason, on July 31, 2014 in Bismarck, ND. He was welcomed home by big brother Kingston.