Alumni Updates

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  • Culinary Educational Consultant

    Feb 17, 2023
    Submitted by: Debbie Powers Bates (1973)

    Retired from 22 years of teaching culinary arts. I was awarded the Ohio ProStart Teacher of Excellence and the Ohio Restaurant Association awarded me the Ohio outstanding industry educator. We moved to Oklahoma where I am working as a educational consultant to Oklahoma ProStart and writing a digital culinary management curriculum for an educational company.

  • Death

    Feb 4, 2023
    Submitted by: Cleatus “Glenn” Lemmons Jr (1970)

    Glenn Lemmons, Jr died on July 26, 2021. He is survived his wife of 50 years, Nancy Parker Lemmons, his four children & their spouses: Barrett & Tracy Lemmons, Dr. Brooke & Shawn Deal, Logan & Dr. Jessica Lemmons and Ross & Stephanie Lemmons. Nine grandchildren: Avery, Parker, Lilah, CeCe, Riley, Jake & Archer Lemmons and Asher & Selah Deal. He is also survived by his sister, Gay Lemmons, many nieces & nephews, cousins & friends who still love him dearly. He graduated from Abilene Christian University in 1972 & then returned to Southeast Missouri to farm with his father & then was joined by his two youngest sons Logan & Ross who continue to farm the land. Glenn & Nancy & family moved to Sikeston, MO from the farm in 1988 where they lived until his passing. There are no words to described how much he is missed every single second of every day & always will be.

  • Dissertation Defense

    Dec 9, 2022
    Submitted by: William Sharp (2009)

    I recently defended my doctoral dissertation at the University of the Cumberlands. The title is “How Servant Leadership among Non-Profit Senior Leaders Influences Growth.” This is a Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership Studies.

  • Albrecht

    Dec 6, 2022
    Submitted by: Janice Griffith (1959)

    Was married to Butch Cutler who passed away in 1998. Married to Joseph Albrecht who passed away in 2017.

  • Marriage

    Nov 15, 2022
    Submitted by: Rachel Mayo (2003)

    Rachel Adams married Raborn Mayo in 10/10/20. Raborn is from Como, MS. He is not Alumni.

  • Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs promotes Ben Moon to Manager in the Tax Services Department

    Oct 24, 2022
    Submitted by: Benjamin Moon (2016)

    Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs (THF or “the firm”), a three-time ranked Top 200 Firm by Inside Public Accounting, recognizes Ben Moon as he was promoted to Manager in the Tax Services Department. Ben Moon brings to the firm six years of his expertise in tax and assurance services. He is a double-alumnus of Freed-Hardeman University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration degree. Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs is a certified public accounting firm founded in 1993. The firm serves businesses and individuals from its locations in Bainbridge, Georgia; Panama City, Florida; Tallahassee, Florida; and Tampa, Florida. For more information, please call 850-668-8100 or visit

  • New address

    Oct 9, 2022
    Submitted by: Pennie (Rutter) Ary (1979)

    Pennie Ary 4430 Lamberton Rd. #12 Pennsboro, WV 26415

  • Gideon

    Sep 26, 2022
    Submitted by: Haley Wilson (2013)

    We had our little boy. September 9.

  • Graduate Registrar at Harding University

    Sep 9, 2022
    Submitted by: Wil Perkins (1991)

    I completed my Ed.D. in 2020 and currently work as the Graduate Registrar and Coordinator of Graduate and Professional Support at Harding University.

  • Moved to Middle TN

    Jul 26, 2022
    Submitted by: John David Thomas (1959)

    I have moved to Stones River Manor Assisted Living 205 Haynes Drive, Suite 5255, Murfreesboro, TN 37129. This allows me to be close to my three daughters, Linda, Laura and Lisa.

  • Retired - BUT ACTIVE!

    Jul 24, 2022
    Submitted by: Marion Ferrell (1985)

    On 5/13/2022, I retired from my State of TN job. I remain ACTIVE! My wife (Belinda Gordon Ferrell) is doing well. My website ( is my public journal and commentary on various topics. Wishing God's blessings to all who may read this 7/23/2022 update.

  • Mrs. Shelby Anderson

    Jan 7, 2022
    Submitted by: Shelby Anderson (2021)

    new last name /married Jonathan Ross Wortman 12/18/2021/ now reside in Chattanooga, TN

  • Davida Hollingsworth passing

    Nov 23, 2021
    Submitted by: Davida Lambert (1969)

    It is with great sadness that the family of Davida Ann Hollingsworth (née Smith) announce her passing on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at the age of 89. She was born on August 5, 1932 in Nashville, TN to Parents Elwin and Sarah Smith. Married to John Hollingsworth on January 4, 1949. Davida graduated from Isaac Litton High School in Nashville, TN and Freed Hardeman College in Henderson, TN. Her career consisted of ministry alongside her husband John and in assisting executives at Freed Hardeman and Pepperdine Universities. Davida was a nurturing mother and devoted wife. She will be lovingly remembered by husband John, children Davida Lambert (Lew), Scot Hollingsworth (Sara), Philip Hollingsworth, grandchildren Julie, Craig, Lisa, David, Elizabeth, Megan, Evan, and Christopher, 8 great-grandchildren, and sister, Peggy Sweeney (Chester). Davida was predeceased by her parents Elwin and Sarah and her brother Hugh “Bubba” Smith.

  • Retirement

    Aug 31, 2021
    Submitted by: Dan Williams (1976)

    Dr. Dan Williams retired on April 1 as Vice-President for Church Relations at Harding University. He and his wife Gina now live in Franklin, Tennessee. He may be reached at

  • Forty Years with Red Bank Church of Christ

    Jul 8, 2021
    Submitted by: Steve Lusk (1981)

    Steve Lusk will be celebrating 40 years of ministry with the Red Bank Church of Christ in Chattanooga, Tennessee this December. Steve is married to the former Debbie Perkins (c/o 1979). Their children, Derek ('06), Lauren ('07), and Cory ('11) and their spouses - Amie Woods ('05), Joseph Horton ('07) and Hilary King ('11) - all are graduates of FHU.

  • Address Change

    Jun 7, 2021
    Submitted by: John Cole (1988)

    I recently moved. I am living at 5829 Attucks Drive Plainfield, IN 46168

  • Retirement

    Apr 5, 2021
    Submitted by: Gary Guthrie (1978)

    Gary Guthrie (78) and Linda Plyler Guthrie (77) have retired from teaching. Gary is still preaching for the Kansas Church of Christ in Carbon Hill, AL

  • New book published

    Mar 19, 2021
    Submitted by: Bob Murray (1964)

    Covenant Books has just recently published my latest book Heal the Home to Heal the Nation. It is available at In the books section, just type in Bob Murray, and it will go to the book. It is also available at Barnes and Noble. I do not have any to sell - I just write them.

  • Update Address

    Mar 1, 2021
    Submitted by: Rachel Ward (2010)

    1054 Lt Gibson Circle Gallatin, TN 37066

  • In Memoriam, Jack T. Williams

    Mar 1, 2021
    Submitted by: Jack Williams (1961)

    Jack T. Williams ('61) died February 14, 2021, in Jackson, TN.