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Alumni Class Notes

Charles Miller, Jr ’72

Dan Bryant ’72, of Henrico, is employed by On Hold Marketing as vice president/business development.

Charles Miller, Jr. ’72, of Chatham, was elected as the Vice Chairman of the Pittsylvanian County School Board of Supervisors. He also owns O.B. Clement Group.

Elizabeth Spilman Massie ’73, of Waynesboro, is a writer.

David Campbell ’74, of Midlothian, is employed by Honeywell.

Gene Haynes ’76, on Concord, NC, is employed by State Farm Insurance Co as an agent.

Kenny House ’76, of Wilmington, NC, is employed by Coastal Horizons as a clinical director.

Kenny House ’76

Ray Hundley ’76, of Ferrum, is retired.  His wife, Cheryl ’77, is retired.

Tony Drayton ’77, of Clinton, MD, is retired.

Stephen Nuttycombe ’77, of Newport News, is employed by Anhauser-Busch as a brewer.

Roger Ramey ’78, of Wise, is retired.

Robin Canard-Lovett ’79, of Orange, is employed by Fact Finders & FoxxView Title in real estate settlements.

Al Midgett ’79, of Virginia Beach, is employed by R.E. Michel Company, LLC as an outside sales representative.

Mary Murphy Robertson ’80, of Williamsburg, is employed by Wythe Candy as a sales representative.

Clark Childers ’80, of Williamsburg, is retired.  He is married to Susan Childers ’81, who is also retired.

Austin Bond ’81, of Ringgold, is employed by Piedmont Party Planners, Inc. as president, CEO.

Becky Kea ’81, of Boones Mill, is employed by Dr. Laura Moylan as an office assistant.

G. Bryan Slater ’82

G. Bryan Slater ’82, of Washington, DC, has appointed as Assistant Secretary for Administration at the U.S. Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C.  Previous to his current appointment, Slater served as the Director of Operations and Facilities for Freedom Partners Shared Services.  Throughout his highly lauded career, Slater has held many leadership positions within Federal and state governments.

Richard Drescher ’83, of Virginia Beach, is employed by Temp-Power Inc as a sales/specialist.

Kevin Poeckert ’83, of Weyers Cave, is employed by the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church as a pastor at Mount Clinton United Methodist Church.

Ray Daisey ’84, of Horntown, is employed by Taylor Bank as assistant vice-president, branch manager.  He is living in the remote eastern shore of VA.

Howard Levy ’84, of Henrico, is employed by Nationwide as a audit supervisor.

William Parker ’84, of Roanoke, is employed by Roanoke City Public Schools.

Beth Shively ’84, of Ferrum, is retired from Ferrum College and is enjoying babysitting her grandchild.

Burton White ’84, of Ferrum, is self-employed as founder and counselor for Solutions Pastoral Counseling, Inc.

Michael Shultz ’85, of Evergreen, CO, is employed by Bank of America as vice president.

Vicki Watson ’85, of Fredericksburg, is employed by National Community Development Association as an executive director.

John Cahill ’86, of Rocky Mount, is employed by McAirlaids as a purchasing manager.

Amy Colleen Cosner ’86

Frank Clark ’87, of Williamsburg, is employed by Department of Historic Foodways.

James Garris ’88, of Roanoke, is employed at TEKsystems as a IT help desk representative.

Becky Sigmon ’88, of Ferrum, is retired from Ferrum College.

Greg Winge ’89, of Rocky Mount, is retired from the Franklin County Finance department.

Stacey Pearson ’90, of Henderson, NC, is employed by Iredell Charter Academy as a teacher.

Dave Hylton ’91, of Forest, is employed by Anthem Inc. as a portfolio director.

Ray Goode ’92, of Woodstock, is employed by Old Dominion Building Group as a business specialist.

Kevin S. Sherman ’92, of Murray, KY, is employed by Murray State University as an assistant football coach.

David Demarest ’93, of Luray, is employed by Shenandoah National Park as an acting fisheries and wildlife biologist.

Sheryl Moody Reddington ’93, of Chesapeake, is employed by Virginia House of Delegates as chief of staff.

Chris Humphrey ’94, of Moseley, is employed by Humphrey Electric Company as the vice president.

Timothy Moore ’94, of Marco Island, FL, is employed by Collier County Government as a manager of landscape operations. He is married to Heather ’94, and she is employed by Seacrest Country Day School as a development associate.

Kim Y. Bernard ’95, of Wirtz, is employed by the Franklin County Circuit Court Clerk’s office.

Tanisha Holland ’95, of Hampton, is employed by PBMares as a pension administrator.

Tiffany Patton Morgan ’95, of North Chesterfield, is employed by Eurofins Lancaster Labs as a senior quality specialist.

Kevin Nunley ’96, of Washington, DC, is employed by Slalom Consulting group and will be moving to Chicago in the summer of ’21.

David Wilbun ’96, of Appomattox, is employed by Tractor Supply Co. as a store manager. His wife, Shannah ’96, is employed by Automated Conveyor Systems as a purchasing manager.

Deborah Carter ’97, of Lorton, is employed by DELTA Resources, Inc. as a project manager.

Scotty Bryan ’97, of Chesterfield, is employed by Chesterfield County Utilities as principal automation analyst.

Clint Hall ’97, of Hampton, is employed by Community Brain Injury Services as a case manager.

Patricia Hall ’97, of Evington, is the owner of Beachhead Counseling Services.

Jason Klink ’97, of Gloucester, is employed by Gloucester County Sheriff Office as a lieutenant.

Matthew Mills ’97, of Martinsville, is employed by Apple, Inc.  as an iOS senior specialist.

Cameron Cunningham ’99

Douglas “Shane” Allen ’99, of Max Meadows, is employed by Galax High School as a football coach.

Stephanie Stephenson Crossan ’99, of Roanoke, is employed by Roanoke County Public Schools as a reading specialist.

Cameron Cunningham ’99, of Roanoke, is employed by Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital as an administrative coordinator.

Heather Doane ’00, of Marshall, is employed by Community Residences, Inc. as clinical applications manager.

Angie Stubblefield ’00, of Richmond, is employed by RMC Events Inc. as a business operations manager.

Cleive Adams ’02, of Rocky Mount, is employed by Ferrum College as head football coach.

David McClintic ’02, and his wife, Amber, announce the birth of their daughter, Selenia Ann, on March 4, 2021.

Gayle L. Montgomery ’02, and her husband, Thad, announce the birth of their son, Eli Downing on March 16, 2021.

Clinton Wickers ’02, of Candler, NC, is employed by the US Forest Service as a forest technician.

Stephanie Alexander ’03, of Charlotte, NC, is employed by Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated as a payroll tax compliance manager.

Patricia “Trish” Moyer Haskins ’03, of Chatham, is the owner of Haskins Home Veterinary Care.  She will provide in-home care for pets.

Katie Booze Besche ’04, and her husband, Anthony ’01, announce the birth of their daughter, Vera Virginia on May 27, 2021.

Matthew Scruggs ’04, of Lynchburg, received his Doctor of Education in leadership studies: Education Leadership degree from the University of Lynchburg in May 2021.

Sandra Via ’04, of Christiansburg, is employed by Ferrum College as the dean of graduate and online studies.

Chris Ward ’04

Chris Ward ’04, and his wife, Pauline, of Washington, DC, announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia Kay Dior, on March 17, 2020.

Carrie Jones Altice ’05, of Wirtz, is employed by Franklin County Public Schools as an administrator at Franklin County High School.

Curtis Curry ’05, of Brandywine, MD, is employed by Stefanini US as a senior project manager.

Shermika Harris ’05, of Tinker afb, OK, is employed by the United States Air Force as a installation defense patrolman.

Todd Meadows ’05, of Summersville, SC, is employed by IPS Packaging as division sales manager.

Toccara Toland ’05, is employed by Allen University as head women’s basketball coach.

Julie Weddle ’05, of Christiansburg, is employed by Chantilly Farm as promations assistant.

Jamie Peters Campbell ’06, of Ferrum, is employed by Ferrum College as associate director for external relations. Her husband, Jason, is employed by Franklin County Public Schools as a maintenance worker.

Erin Stanley ’06, is employed by Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce as member relations and events manager.

Kaitlin Hairston ’07, and her husband, Yugi ’09, announce the birth of their daughter, Tomiko Madelena on May 19, 2021.

Aundrea Smiley ’07, of Clarksville, is owner/operator and lead education consultant at Valor & Grace Literacy Cove.

Trica Moore Barber ’08, of Jacksonville, NC, is employed by Alliance HealthCare Services as a PET imaging technologist.

James Cobb ’08 and his wife, Laura, announce the birth of their daughter, Evelyn Joy on April 26, 2021.  She was placed with them on May 8, 2021.

Elizabeth Simms ’09, of Rocky Mount, is employed by Franklin County as director of economic development.

Chazley Logan ’11, of Danville, is employed by Averett University as a student success counselor.

Chaz Pando ’11, of Henderson, NV, is employed by Bureau of Reclamation as a special event coordinator.

Star Smith-Norton ’11, of Danville, is employed by  as principal.  Her wife, Ashley ’10,  is employed by Martinsville Police Department as a deputy sheriff.

Courtney Webster ’11, of Largo, FL, is employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as a manager.

Kristy Bell ’12, and her fiance, Justin Sawyer, announce the birth of their daughter, Allison Rae on May 17, 2021.

Jon Boor ’12 wed Monica Samayoa ’12 on March 13, 2021.  They also announce the birth of their daughter, Aubrey Leeana on April 2, 2021.

Marcus Burwell ’13, is employed by CrossAmerica Partners LP as a territory account manager.

Matt C. Hall ’13, of Roanoke, is employed by The Virginia Star as a reporter.

Steven Robertson ’13, of Williamsburg, is working in the food service/acting.

Leigh Ann Bush ’14, of Lynchburg, is employed by Randolph College as a graphic designer.

Meagan Hodges Davis ’14, of Glade Hill, is employed by Duncan Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM as a title clerk.

Allison Smith ’14, of Roanoke, earned her master of science in nursing and master of business administration from Liberty University in May 2021.

Melissa Spears ’14, of Harrisonburg, is employed by Harrisonburg City Public Schools as a teacher.

Todd Holmes, Jr. ’15 wed Angelica Skeen on May 31, 2021.

Juliet Stephenson ’16, is employed by Tersicorps as office manager at academy.

Eric Whitlock ’16, is employed by Stafford County General District Court as deputy clerk.

Anthony Konieczka ’17 wed Jessica Turner ’17 on June 5, 2021.

Krista Farrell Massie ’17, of Roanoke, is employed by Salem City Schools as a third grade teacher.

Lindsay Sheridan ’17, of Roanoke, is employed by Project LINK as a therapist.

Sierra Booth ’19, of Rocky Mount, and her fiance’, Brandon Morris, announce the birth of their son, Tatum Malachi on May 8, 2021.  She is employed by Franklin County Public Schools as an elementary teacher.

Emily Bucklew ’19, of Clear Brook is employed by Clarke County High School as an agricultural teacher.

Andrew Meadows ’19, and his wife, Mallory ’19, announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia Grace, on March 2, 2021.  Mallory is employed by Liberty University as an admissions counselor.  She just graduated from Liberty University with her master of science in criminal justice.  Andrew is employed by Marion Baptist Church as a youth pastor.

Bailey Oakes ’19, is employed by Pittsylvania County Public Safety as a 911 emergency dispatcher.

Sean Trollinger ’19, of Greensboro, is employed by Lebanon Baptist Church as pastor of student ministry.

Jamie Gilbert ’20, is employed by Chatham Middle School as a special education assistant.

Sarah Peyton Hodges ’20 wed Jacob Wilson on April 24, 2021.

Samantha Ann Tatum ’20, of Henry, is employed by Franklin County Public Schools as a teacher.

Mallory Scott ’21, is employed by Sanville Elementary School as a first grade teacher.

Aaron M. Humphreys ’17, of Stafford, died April 18, 2021

Margaret J. Cramer ’47, of Goochland, died August 25, 2020

Margaret J. Cramer ’47, of Goochland, died August 25, 2020

Claude W. Nicholson ’47, of Fort Myers, FL, died August 26, 2020

Kermit W. Baldwin ’47, of Fenton, MO, died August 26, 2020

Ersie Hurd ’48, of Bassett, died August 25, 2020

Milford C. Rollins ’49, of Poquoson, died September 13, 2020

Robert Gray ’50, of Holly Springs, NC, died August 25, 2020

Thomas Newman ’51, of West Chazy, NY, died August 26, 2020

Elise S. Bott ’51, of Norfolk, died August 26, 2020

Sarah C. Sudduth ’51, of Portsmouth, died September 28, 2020

Jean R. Draper ’51, of Martinsville, died October 10, 2020

Curtis A. Pendleton ’52, of Baltimore, MD, died August 26, 2020

Barbara G. Stoner ’53, of Spring Lake, NC, died August 26, 2020

Lawrence W. Boitnott ’53, of Roanoke, died September 8, 2020

Mary K. Bell ’53, of Rockingham, died October 5, 2020

Barbara V. Eaton ’55, of Chandler, AZ, died August 26, 2020

Wesley M. Jones ’56, of Smithfield, died August 26, 2020

John L. Hamblin ’58, of Christiansburg, died January 14, 2021

James P. Stevenson ’59, of Ashland, died December 8, 2020

William C. Lovell ’60, of Grandy, NC, died August 25, 2020

George R. Morris ’62, of Charlotte Hall, MD, died August 25, 2020

Robert D. Kiessling ’62, of Beaufort, SC, died August 25, 2020

Carroll L. Marshall, III ’92, of Sanford, died March 14, 2021

Larry E. Stephenson ’63, of Hampton, died August 26, 2020

Carroll W. Kenny ’63, of Woodlawn, died August 26, 2020

Tommy L. Dowdy ’63, of Roanoke, died December 17, 2020

William “Bill” J. Burleigh ’66, of Lynchburg, died August 25, 2020

Milton H. Birckhead ’67, of Ruckersville, died August 25, 2020

Eugene Szigeti ’68, of Tarpin Springs, FL, died August 26, 2020

Thomas L. Kirby ’69, of Urbanna, died August 26, 2020

Martin K. Dickinson ’69, of Columbus, GA, died August 26, 2020

Jeannie Tatterson ’70, of Haywood, died August 25, 2020

Gary A. Peck ’70, of Roanoke, VA, died August 25, 2020

Pamela Johnson ’70, of Powhatan, died September 1, 2020

Robert L. Williams ’70, of Orlando, FL, died September 1, 2020

Richard J. Iorfido ’70, of Ambridge, PA, died September 1, 2020

Lester O. Craig ’70, of Salem, died September 21, 2020

Theodore E. Powell ’72, of Highland Springs, died August 19, 2020

Thomas “Tommy” W. Edwards ’72, of Radford, died September 1, 2020

Frances “Ed” Sharpe ’72, of Richburg, SC died March 21, 2021

William O. Healy ’73, of Gloucester, died December 17, 2020

Herbert W. Maxey ’74, of Colonial Heights, died August 26, 2020

John W. Moses ’74, of Staunton, died August 26, 2020

Patrick L. Merrill ’75, of Memphis, TN, died August 26, 2020

Stephen H. Keyser ’76, of Waynesboro, died August 25, 2020

Eileen M. Newman ’76, of Pen Argyl, PA, died November 30, 2020

Dodson H. Felton, Jr ’79, of South Boston, died August 26, 2020

John P. Brown, III ’80, of Smithfield, died August 25, 2020

Thomas Thaxton ’80, of South Boston, died August 26, 2020

Bruce G. Powell ’81, of Winchester, died August 25, 2020

Alfreda L. Mays ’81, of Lynchburg, died August 26, 2020

Bayard L. Hodge ’81, of Chula Vista, CA, died August 26, 2020

Brian L. Crews ’85, of Brambleton, died August 25, 2020

William Torrence Jr. ’81, of Rocky Mount, died March 30, 2021

Todd C. Ukrop ’85, of North Chesterfield, died August 26, 2020

William T. Hopkins ’86, of Franklin, died August 26, 2020

John H. Bowen ‘90, of Virginia Beach, died August 6, 2020

Tamela D. Miller ’94, of Peterstown, WV, died December 9, 2020

Jeannette “Jenny” S. Johnson ’95, of Ferrum, died December 25, 2020

Brian M. Plotner ’97, of Spotsylvania, died August 26, 2020

Gary W. Riggs ’02, of Virginia Beach, VA, died December 7, 2020

Jason L. Bryant ’03, of Callaway, died August 6, 2020

Tomi N. Merritt ’03, of Lynchburg, died August 13, 2020

Edward M. Kurowski ’05, of Brooklyn, NY, died August 26, 2020

2018 Archives

Class Notes 2018

Regenia Knupp Wine ’67, of Waynesboro, was awarded the adjunct faculty award at Blue Ridge Community College.

George Yancey ’67, of Gordonsville, recently retired from a thirty-seven-year career in retail/commercial and wealth management banking. He is married to Phyllis. George is a member of Ferrum College Board of Trustees serving as Chairman of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Investment Committee, member of the Orange County Planning Commission for six years+, founding member of the Germanna Wilderness Area Plan for Orange County, Vice Chairman of Dogwood Village Foundation and Dogwood Village Senior Living and appointed to the Dogwood Village Health Commission.

Suzanne Lynch ’72, of St. Petersburg, FL, is retired.

Barbara Smith ’73, of Penhook, is retired.

Melissa Powell Gay ’77, of Glen Allen, published a novel, When Are You Leaving. The novel is set in southwestern VA, somewhere between Franklin County and Roanoke. The story is about a small town living in a 21st century world. She blogs about her book and southern living at thiscommonreader.com and is currently working on her second novel. When Are You Leaving may be purchased in print and e- book format at Amazon.com or melissapowellgay.com.

Al Latimer ’77, of Apopka, FL, has published a novel, The Irregular Ordination of Preacher Jim. For the last 18 years, Al has been a senior member of Florida Governor’s office of economic development. He also serves on the state’s Higher Education Coordinating Council, which advises the Florida Legislature on education and workforce talent issues. Writing has been his hobby and stress reliever since high school. You can find out about his book by going to http://www.amazon.com/ and typing Al Latimer into the search box. A picture of the book cover and a brief summary will appear.

Charles Neal ’81, of Durham, NC, is employed by Domino’s Pizza as a delivery driver. He has worked as a driver and manager for the last 33 years. He recently published a book called Getting the Pizzas to the People. Books can be purchased online at lulu.com as Kindle, e-book or hard copy.

Clayton Higgins ’85, of Centreville, recently completed his 30th year as a case analyst at the Supreme Court of the United States.

Jill Herman ’90, of Fort Lauderdale, FL, is retired.

Mystica Nelmes ’93, of Charlotte, NC, wed Brian Braden on May 5, 2018.

Jerold Smith ’93, of Fredericksburg is employed by a private contractor on a Naval Base as an IT technician. His wife, Michelle Filson Smith ’95, is employed by a hospital doing medical social work.

Joey Stanley ’93, of Callaway, is the owner of Uptown Gifts in Towers Mall, Roanoke, VA. He creates handmade gifts using ordinary items.

Tiffany Patton Morgan ’95 and her husband, Mike, of Richmond, announce the birth of their daughter, Charlotte Lucille, on February 5, 2018. She joins big sister, Angie.

Kimberly O’Bryan ’95, of Alexandria, wed Eric Stewart on December 9, 2017. She is employed by Fairfax County Public Schools as a special education coordinator.

Andy Bell ’97, of Williamsburg, and his wife, Lara, announce the birth of their son, Grayson Vail, on April 10, 2018.

Odell Gray ’97, of Ferrum, is employed by the Department of Social Services in the child protective services unit.

Mandi Asbell ’98, of Charleston, SC, wed Kelton Smith on July 4, 2018.

Brian Walton ’00, of Dayton, OH, and his wife, Brittany, announce the birth of their daughter, Allyson Hope, on June 4, 2017.

Carrie Sessor Pinnix ’01, of Collinsville, is employed by Collinsville Primary as a first grade teacher.

Meagan Gilliam ’02, of Appomattox, is employed by Buckingham County Middle School as a sixth grade history teacher.

Riley Hodges ’02, of Rocky Mount, and his wife, Ashley, announce the birth of their son, Kaden Jeffrey, on February 20, 2018. He joins big brother, Kemper.

Lorie Hale Holland ’03, of Rocky Mount, and her husband, Ken, announce the birth of their son, Jayce Alexander, on October 10, 2017.

Ken Bradshaw ’04, of Kanab, UT, is employed by the Bureau of Land Management as a soil scientist at the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.

Sandy Southard Kalamaras ’04, of Henrico, and her husband, Greg, announce the birth of their son, Colin Bates, on October 16, 2017.

Anne Marie Kerby Mayberry ’04, of Stephens City, graduated from Liberty University with a master of arts in executive leadership on May 19, 2018. She and her husband, Timothy, announce the birth of their daughter, Savannah Ruth, on October 3, 2017.

Matt Scruggs ’04, and his wife, Tara, of Lynchburg, announce the birth of their daughter, Hazel Grace on June 5, 2018. She joins big brother, Oliver.

Jamie Morton Warner ’04, and her husband, Sean, announce the birth of their daughter, Hailey Lynn, on June 5, 2018. Jamie is employed by Bridgeport Public Schools as a biology teacher.

Mariah Koptis Campbell ’05, of San Antonio, TX, is employed by Wells Fargo as a loan servicing specialist.

Gentry Turner ’05, of Stuart, is employed by Patrick County Public schools as a pre-k teacher.

Pam Blocher ’06, of Richmond, wed Brian Fayman, on March 3, 2018.

Amanda Chitwood ’06, of Rocky Mount, wed Scott McCauley on May 26, 2018.

Thomas James ’06, of Centreville, has accepted the new pastoral appointment for Washington Street United Methodist Church in Old Town Alexandria as lead pastor.

Michelle Vincent Pruitt ’06, of Ferrum, and her husband, Joey, announce the birth of their son, Blaine Robert, on October 28, 2017. He joins big sisters, Braelynn and Berkley.

Amanda Thacker ’06, of Roanoke, announces the birth of her son, Asher Lee, on November 25, 2017.

Cameron Walker ’06, of Powhatan, is employed by Bon Secours- St. Mary’s Hospital as a registered nurse, certified emergency nurse, and clinical laboratory science professional II.

Wilson Paine ’07, of Reston, is employed by Stand Together as director of strategic partnerships.

Morgan Moran Taylor ’07, and her husband, Chris, announce the birth of their son, Barnes Allen, on December 29, 2017.

Heidi Mills ’08, and her husband, Richard, of Fairfax, announce the birth of their son, Noah, on December 22, 2017.

Meaghan Hill Thompson ’08, of Roanoke, and her husband, Kyle, announce the birth of their son, Jase Michael, on October 7, 2017.

Alyssa Walden ’08, of Fredericksburg, and her wife, Michelle Foley Walden, announce the birth of their daughter, Abigail Ruth, on September 23, 2017.

Sam Catron ’10, and his wife, Molly ’10, of Greensboro, announce the birth of their daughter, Nola Ryan, on January 9, 2018. She joins big brother, Hatchet. Sam is employed by Charles Aris, Inc. as an associate recruiter.

Roger Keaton ’10, of Danville, is employed by Pittsylvania County Schools as an instructional technology resource teacher. He graduated from Averett University with a masters of education in curriculum and instruction (math concentration). He married Emily Irvin Keaton on June 11, 2016.

Stephanie Perdue ’10, of Roanoke, is employed by Ferrum College as coordinator of prospect development and communications in admissions.

Heather Luther Ross ’10, of Fieldale, is employed by Southern Virginia Child Advocacy Center as a family advocate. Her husband, Tyler ’10, of Faneuil, Inc. as a CSR.

Alison Martin Saul ’10, of Bassett, and her husband, Allen, announce the birth of their daughter, Ella Mackenzie on October 11, 2017.

Hunter Boyte ’11, of Eden, NC, is engaged to Beth Hodges. Star Smith Norton ’11, of Rocky Mount, graduated from Liberty University with a masters of education with a cognate in Administration and Supervision. She is now an instructional coach at Sontag Elementary.

Shea Hagy ’12, of Roanoke, wed Chris Brown, on October 17, 2017.

William McCray ’12, and his wife, Jade Witcher McCray ’12, announce the birth of their son, William Lee, IV on April 4, 2018.

Wes Mullins ’12 and his wife, Chelsea, of Manassas, announce the birth of their daughter, Evelynn on October 29, 2017.

Michael Walker ’12 and his wife, Shane, of Brodnax, announce the birth of their son, Kairo Elias on December 5, 2020.

Deanna Edmonds ’13, of Lawsonville, NC wed Joshua Bullins on September 16, 2017. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a masters of agricultural leadership in December 2014.

Tyler Lee ’14, of Rocky Mount, wed Julie Kingery on April 7, 2018.

Andrew Hayes ’14, of Jamestown, NC, graduated from Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine on May 10, 2018.

Kayla Goins Nester ’14, and her husband, Adam, of Cana, announce the birth of their daughter, Eden Page-Lynn, on June 12, 2018.

Brandon B. Greene ’15, of Charles City, graduated with a master of divinity degree from Howard University School of Divinity in Washington, DC on May 12, 2018. He graduated cum laude.

Todd Holmes, Jr ’15, of Statesville, NC, is employed by Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina as the veteran’s service representative for Iredell County, NC.

Alexis Martinez ’15, of Chesapeake, wed Scott Kunze on June 2, 2018.

Amy Branch ’16, of Goochland, wed Trevor Almond on May 19, 2018.

Brad Lael ’16, of Fredericksburg, is employed by Virginia Tech-Northern Piedmont Agriculture Research Station as a farm manager.

Morgan Funck ’16, of Boones Mill, is employed by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy in corrections.

Danielle Hannuksela ’16, of Petersburg, is employed by Southside Regional Medical Center as a registered nurse in the emergency department.

Sam Belcher ’17, of Willis, wed Lindsey, on October 15, 2017.

Frank Boxley, III ’17, of Roanoke, is employed by Steel Dynamics, Inc as a sales representative.

Krista Farrell ’17, of Rocky Mount, is employed by Franklin County Public Schools as a teacher at Sontag Elementary School.

Emily Nelson ’17 wed Adam Duncan ’15, on July 8, 2017.

Callie O’Brien ’17, of Lynchburg, is employed by Blue Ridge Autism/Achievement Center as a behavior technician.

Billie Quesenberry ’17, of Riner, wed Kerry Martin on June 9, 2018. She is employed by Virginia- Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech as a administrative and admissions assistant for the Department of Academic Affairs.

Amanda Roberts ’17, of Lawrenceville, wed Jesse Wall on October 7, 2017. She is employed by Franklin County Public Schools as a physical education teacher and Ferrum College as an assistant softball coach.

Cassie Chitwood ’18, is employed by the Virginia Department of Corrections as a probation and parole officer.

In Memoriam

Fred Wilbur Lewis ’47, of Greensboro, died February 16, 2018

Jane Matthews ’47, of Kenbridge, died January 21, 2018

John R. Plymale, Jr. ’49, of Rockingham, died September 19, 2017

Sam T. Simkins ’51, of Hampton, died April 5, 2018

Mary Easley Franklin ’54, of Gretna, died January 16, 2018

Anne Carpenter Tinney ’56, of Urbanna, died September 18, 2017

William Randall Hall, Sr. ’57, of Danville, died June 26, 2018

John “Bud” Thomas ’61, of Glade Hill, died March 28, 2018

Dorothy Fisher Payne ’61, died April 22, 2018

Thomas W. Throckmorton ’62, of Saluda, died May 30, 2018

Larry Beckett Little ’64, of Jacksonville, FL, died February 24, 2018

John Franklin Townsend ’64, of King William, died April 17, 2018

Judy Morrison Craig ’65, of Stuart, died March 26, 2018

Susan Baker France ’66, of Creedmoor, NC, died February 25, 2018

Kenneth M. Porter ’81, of Midlothian, died April 19, 2018

Perry Scott Thrift ’83, of Burkeville, died May 25, 2018

Robin Russell Lorraine ’85, of Chesterfield, died April 14, 2018

Sallie Atkinson Mowbray ’85, of Arvonia, died February 3, 2020

Daniel F. Cobb ’89, of Roanoke, died March 3, 2018

Terry Crews Dalton ’93, of Pittsville, died May 29, 2018

Kaye Lynn Green Adams ’12, of Ferrum, died January 13, 2018

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2019 Archives

Class Notes and In Memoriam 2019

John G. Kines, Jr.  ’68, of Disputanta, has been appointed by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to the Virginia Board of Social Services.  Kines has served in local government more than 35 years.  He recently completed 12 years as a member of the Virginia Commission on Local Government.

Chuck Jarrett ’98, and wife, Elizabeth, of Williamsburg, announce the birth of their son, William Hudson on May 30, 2019.

Freddie Hodges ’02, of Rocky Mount, wed Maryann Castaneda ’13, of Sterling, on June 8, 2019.

Becky Winesett Furrow ’05 and her husband, Wes ’92, of Ferrum, announce the birth of their daughter, Everly on August 31, 2019.

Cason Garrison ’05, and wife, Kitska, announce the birth of their son, Clint Dean on June 7, 2019.

Joe DiMeo ’06, and wife, Amanda, announce the birth of their daughter, Avalyn Grace, on May 16, 2019.

Rebecca Eton Johnson ’06, and her husband, Mark, of Concord, NC, announce the birth of their son, Donovan O’Neal on July 18, 2019.

Virginia Rickert Kay ’06 and her husband, Jamie Kay ’06 announce the birth of their daughter, Bailey Marie on April 11, 2019. She joins her big brother, Andrew.

Yayoi Lane ’06, is in the military.  She is married to Michael and has two children, Kai and Hannah.

Nicole Sanderson Nagel ’06, and husband, Mark announced the birth of their son, Dominic Finnegan Nagel on May 17, 2019.

Daphne Tilley ’06 wed Jeremy Pugh on June 21, 2019.  They announced the birth of their daughter, Evelyn Kate Pugh on April 10, 2019.  She is a teacher at Franklin County Public Schools.

Matt Smiley ’06, of Rocky Mount, is employed by Carahsoft as a remote renewals advisor.  His wife, Aundrea ’07, is employed by Franklin County Public Schools as a teacher.

Travis Hundley ’07, of Cornelius, NC, is employed by Here Rentals as a sales representative.

Wilson Paine ’07, and wife, Rosa Paine announce the birth of their son, Micah Luis Paine on May 11, 2019. He joins his brother, Kason.

Dicie Turner ’07, of Ferrum, is employed by Tri-Area Community Health Center as a case manager.

Daniel Underwood ’07, and wife, Tabitha, announce the birth of their daughter, Farrah Elisabeth on May 29, 2019.

Nicholas Ryan King ’10, of Virginia Beach, is employed by the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office as a deputy sheriff.

Samantha Wilds ’10, of Collinsville, is employed by Henry County Public Schools as a fifth grade teacher at Axton Elementary School.

Gary Brandt ’11, of Memphis TN, is employed by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.

Brittany Burton ’11, of Brodnax, is employed by the Virginia Department of Corrections.

Chaz Pando ’11, of Henderson, NV, is employed by Bureau of Reclamation as a special event coordinator.

Courtney Webster ’11, of Largo, FL, is employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as a manager.

Matthew C. Woods ’11, and wife, Kate Woods announce the birth of their son, Hilton Curtis Woods on May 1, 2019.

Whitney Carter Herron ’12, and her husband, Dwann ’12, of Fredericksburg, announce the birth of their son, Channing Alexander on August 21, 2019.

Gigi Moore ’12, of Richmond, is married to Zack and has one child, Aubree.

Amy McGourty Parsons ’12 and her husband, Carl ’11, of Bedford, announce the birth of their son, Sawyer Finn on August 24, 2019.

Anna Bowser ’13, of Buchanan, married Kyle Clark on April 19, 2019.

Clare Mathews ’13, of Oak Hill, married Tyler Pennington on May, 4 2019. Clare is employed by South Riding Golfers Club as director of sales and marketing.

Courtney Williams ’14, of Danville, is employed by Carilion as an emergency room department scribe.

Alli Rae Colls ’15, of Ferrum, wed Luke Summers on May 11, 2019.

Kylene Culler ’15, of Stuart, wed Hank Parsley on June 1, 2019.

Kaleb Ferguson ’16, of Henry, married Jennifer Booze on May 11, 2019.  He is employed by Carilion Clinic as a contract analyst.

Ty Haywood ’16, of Leesburg is employed by Madison Trust Elementary School as a third grade teacher.

Jaimon Jefferson ’16, of Washington, DC, is pursuing her masters of social work at Widener University.

Sarah Patnaude ’16, of Midlothian, has been accepted at George Mason to begin working toward her masters in social work with a clinical practice concentration.  She has also been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Federation of the Blind as the corresponding secretary.

Katherine Sessor ’16, of Basset, married Bryce Myers on March 23, 2019.

Cameron Clark ’17, wed Taylor Brashear ’17 on May 31, 2019.

Jesse Delph ’17, of Mount Airy, MD, is employed by Penguin Random House as an order processor / group leader.

Brianne Scott ’18, of Ferrum, is employed by Office of the Chief Medical Examiner as a forensic autopsy technician.

Crystal Wright ’18, is employed by Carter Bank and Trust as a credit analyst.

Sierra Booth ’19, of Rocky Mount, is employed by Roanoke City Public Schools as an elementary teacher.

 

In Memoriam 

 

Hazel Wall Hunt ’50, of Danville, died October 5, 2019

Julia Housman Gusler ’53, of Danville, died October 2, 2019

Wendell “Wink” McCarty ’56, of Vinton, died August 27, 2019

Carolyn Triplett Pearman ’57, of Roanoke, died October 31, 2019

Dennis C. Craddock ’65, of Henderson, NC died August 13, 2019

James R. Hambacher ’69, of Oak Island, NC, died December 21, 2019

Susan Sullivan Rodenski ’69, of White Oak, died August 20, 2019

Kathy Stone Vernon ’80, of Martinsville, died October 15, 2019

Marion Bailie Crawford ’90, of Richmond, died September 11, 2019

Walter H. Turner ’92, of Roanoke, died August 16, 2019

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