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I recently was announced as the new Community Director of St. Bernards Village. St. Bernards Village is a retirement community with Cottage Homes, Independent Living and Assisted Living in Jonesboro, Arkansas.
While all our other FHU friends are celebrating many grandchildren, Brenda and I are finally celebrating our first! Grant Davis born this past May in New York City.
Jonathan Hubbard ('97) passed away December 5, 2015.
Linley Carol Holdridge born on November 6, 2013.
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.
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!
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.
Celeste Emmalyne Edlin was born March 21, 2016.
Twin big sisters: Cynthia Renee Edlin and Adelaide Grace Edlin were born March 10, 2014.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I graduated in December of 2015 from FHU with a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction.
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.
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.
Kris and I are happy to announce the birth of our baby girl Melia Klaire Craig born July 2, 2015.
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.
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