Ann Beeson Gouge ’40 was recently recognized by the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra for being a charter member of the symphony for 40 years. She is hoping to travel to Florida later this spring to see her brother’s granddaughter perform in the New World Symphony.
James D. and Judith V. Williams ’65 ’65 have been retired for fourteen years. They live in northern Georgia about 50 miles away from Atlanta. The couple has four grandchildren, two of whom live close by in Georgia, ages eleven and fifteen, and two who live in St. Petersburg, FL, ages seven and three. They write that they love their retirement and “have never looked back. We especially love living in the foothills of the mountains in north Georgia and love the change of seasons after so many years in Florida.”
Bob and Bobbie King Brittain ’67 ’67 of Medford Lakes, NJ, have welcomed a new grandson, Brandon Robert Reinhardt, to their family. The son of their daughter, Kelli, Brandon is their third grandchild. The couple’s oldest son has two, Jack (4) and Ella (8 months). “Maybe this will encourage Bobbie to retire from teaching and join Bob who is retired from 40 years of education. All is well and we invite anyone who would love to visit south Jersey in the snow to please come,” they write.
Robert W. Greene ’78 of Cleveland, TN, has retired and is enjoying more volunteer time with his church and the Boys and Girls Club. He and his wife, Pam, have been married for more than 37 years. The couple has two grandsons, six-year-old Braylee and six-week-old Silas. Robert is in the process of getting ready for his second mission trip to Honduras in July.
Regina “Reggie” Bernard ’86 of Avon, OH, received an master’s of business administration in public administration in June 2009 from the University of Phoenix. She is an eligibility specialist with the Cuyahoga County Department of Employment and Family Services and will celebrate her 19th year with the department in June. Her mother, Naomi, passed away last March after a 10-year battle with Parkinson’s Disease.
Deborah A. Webb ’86 of Jonesborough, TN, has completed a master’s in history and in supervision and administration. She has completed 120 hours toward a doctorate in K-12 leadership.
Lisa J. Stabler ’90 of Winterville, GA, has been promoted to Research Professional II in the University of Georgia’s Department of Population Health. She will continue to work with poultry, but will be able to expand her horizons scientifically.
Lauren Abramson ’02 of Antioch, TN, is now a clinical assistant/athletic trainer to an orthopedic doctor at Elite Sports Medicine in Nashville, TN. She previously worked at several high schools in Nashville. In May, she will be completing her sixth marathon as she participates in the Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati. In October, Lauren will be marrying Kevin Baes of Brentwood, TN, with her parents Roger and Sanda (Montgomery) Abramson ’64 ’65 by her side.
Dave and Sarah (McGar) Prichard ’01 ’02 of Crossville, TN, announce the birth of a son, Brody Walker, on February 9, in Crossville, TN. He weighed 7 lbs, 3 oz and was 21″ long.
Natasha Carroll Moore ’03 of Morristown, TN, and her husband, Kris, announce the birth of a son, Brysen Thomas Moore, on November 10, 2009. He is a little brother to Parker.
Billy Rudder ’43 of Greeneville, TN, passed away February 24, 2010. Mr. Rudder had retired in 1982 as manager of the Pet Milk Company plant in Greeneville after more than 35 years of service. A veteran, he was a lieutenant in the Eighth Air Force during World War II and served as a B-24 Liberator bomber pilot. Mr. Rudder was a member of First Christian Church and the Christian Workers Sunday School class. He was also a member of the Lodge No. 463, F&AM, of Mosheim.
His survivors include niece and Tusculum alumna Donna R. Waddle ’88.
Robert B. Anderson ’62 of Jonesborough, TN, passed away February, 19, 2010, following a long battle with colon cancer. A native of Poughkeepsie, NY, Mr. Anderson had been a resident of Jonesborough for over 50 years. He was an independent insurance agent and was a longtime basketball coach at Tri-Cities Christian School and Steed College. Mr. Anderson served in the U.S. Army Reserves in Poughkeepsie and Abingdon, VA. He was a member of Marvin’s Chapel United Methodist Church.