Class Notes: January 2018

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Class Notes

The Rev. Sandra K. Avent 97T has received her doctorate of ministry degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. She is the pastor of Mt. Zion Haley Missionary Baptist Church in Shelbyville, Tennessee.

The Rev. Dr. Sheila L. Elliott 08T and the Rev. Anthony Hodge 93T recently announced their engagement. They are both employed as pastors in The United Methodist Church.

The Rev. Scherry Fouke 88T will be presented with a 2018 Community Builder Award for her commitment to the community at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast at the First Presbyterian Church in Morristown, Tennessee on January 15.

Ms. Brenda Stanley 00T has published her second book, This is your year of Jubilee.

In Memoriam

The Rev. Dr. Belon O. Friday 62T passed away on Sept. 27, 2017. Rev. Friday was ordained an elder in the United Methodist Church in 1954 by the North Alabama Conference. During his ministry, Rev. Friday served as pastor of numerous United Methodist congregations, most recently as Pastor Emeritus of St. Mark UMC in Vestavia Hills, Alabama.

The Rev. Jene C. Greer 62T died on Thursday, December 21, 2017. He served for 27 years as a United Methodist pastor at several churches throughout the Panhandle and West Texas areas.

The Rev. Donald J. Hall 53T passed away December 5, 2017. He served as a United Methodist minister for over 60 years with numerous ministerial appointments, was a district superintendent, and served on numerous conference boards.

The Rev. Joe T. Melton 42T of Lincolnton, North Carolina, passed away November 26, 2017.

Ms. Sara L. Whetstone 67T passed away December 4, 2017. She worked as the Director of Christian Education and a Sunday School teacher at Columbia Drive UMC in Decatur, Georgia. She also taught Sunday School at Mountain Park UMC in Stone Mountain, Georgia, where she was active in the music program.


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