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Alumni
1960’
s
Barnes A. Sharitt, Jr. (’64) and Phyllis Foster Sellers (’64) are
proud to announce their recent engagement. Barnes and Phyllis
grew up in the same neighborhood in Mobile and attended the
same school. Both were previously married for 41 years each,
but have recently experienced the passing of their spouses. They
recently reunited and plan to be married on August 11, 2012.
1970’
s
Deborah Balzi Cole (’71) and her husband Ron have served in
ministry with Campus Crusade for Christ International and with
churches in Mississippi, California, Texas, Georgia, and Alabama.
Currently, they spread the gospel through their music ministry duo,
One Lord, One Heart.
Hazel Littlejohn (’71), recently retired from teaching music in public
school, has begun teaching music at Lambs Christian Preschool.
Hazel is a grandmother to seven grandchildren.
Helen Clunie (’73) recently bought a house and gifted it to the Hilda
Hoffman Memorial Archives for a heritage library in Picayune.
David Cook (’74) is currently serving as chaplain for Hospice of
Southwest Georgia in Bainbridge, Georgia.
Geroldean Dyse (’75) was selected to serve as CEO of Southeast
Mississippi Rural Health Initiative. Geroldean has previously served
as chief operating officer and interim CEO of Southeast Mississippi
Rural Health Initiative.
Billy Ready, Jr. (’77) has retired as pastor of First Baptist Church
Wahoo in Bushnell, Fla., where he served for 14 years. While in
Florida, he received the master and Ph.D. in clinical Christian
counseling. He currently serves as counselor at Willow Pointe
Church in Hattiesburg where he and his wife, Larke, are members.
Ted Bower (’79 & ‘97) recently retired after 30 years of employment
at South Mississippi Electric Power Association in Hattiesburg. He
plans to enjoy his time doing woodworking projects and whatever
else he feels like doing.
1980’
s
John Massey Creagh (’80) and Clarissa Carnellia Kelly were
married on December 10, 2011, at the West Point Baptist Church
in Hattiesburg. John is a veteran of the United States Army. He is
currently employed as a sales and leasing consultant with Petro
Automotive Group. The couple resides in Hattiesburg.
Thomas Hearon (BSU Director 1981-1984) is back on the mission
field. Bonnie and Thomas were reappointed on November 16,
2011,
at Temple Baptist Church during the Missionary Appointment
Service. The Hearons are in Prague, Czech Republic, to work with the
European Peoples Affinity Group.
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