Winter 16/17 Class Notes

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Peggy Nicholls Ziglar, ’55 and her husband, Richard V. Ziglar, ’56 of Tulsa Okla. with Lyn Mayo Gurganus, ’65 and her husband, Ralph H. Gurganus, ’64 of Bartlesville, Okla., shared a trip to Norway from April 27-May 11, 2016. The photograph was taken at the border of Norway and Russia on May 5, 2016. It was a good two-week reunion of A.C.C. grads!

Gerald Haywood Quinn, Sr., ’59, was recognized by Campbell University in October 2015 with a Distinguished Alumni Award. He was honored for outstanding leadership and service to Campbell University. Gerald is retired president of Quinn Wholesale Company, which he owned and operated with his brothers. He has held many positions on boards and committees, including the Board of Trustees of Atlantic Christian College. He also served on the Morehead Selection Committee, the Investment Committee for the N.C. 4-H Foundation, Duplin County’s Board of Commissioners. And, he served on the Board of Trustees of the N.C. Baptist Hospital. Among the awards he has received are the North Carolina Heritage Award and the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. He and his wife, Rita, live in Kenansville. They have two children and three grandchildren.


F. Michael Hughes, ’72, has retired after teaching 23 years at Wake Technical Community College.

Deborah Lacher Griffin, ’75, and her husband have moved back to North Carolina from Florida. Debby is retired from teaching art in elementary and middle schools, and her husband, Bob, is an assistant principal. They have four grown children and one grandchild.

James Butler Spivey, Jr., ’75, has been named to the position of senior manager for business intelligence development at Remington Outdoor Company in Madison. Jim and his wife, Cherie, live in Martinsville, Va. They have one son, Steven, who recently joined Wake Forest Baptist Health as a family medicine physician.

John S. Joyner, ’76, is retiring after 40 years with the Wilson County Schools. John has served as principal of Lucama Elementary School for the last 19 years.

Donna Marino Brown, ’78, lives in Midlothian, Va., and is a teacher for children with learning disabilities with the Chesterfield County Public Schools. Donna is married to Allen Robert Brown and has a daughter, Melissa, who is a senior at Virginia Commonwealth University. Donna is also a female vocalist for the River City Party Band.

Sheila Gaye Golden, ’78, retired from Dominion Virginia/North Carolina Power on April 1, 2010. Sheila now has a fun job working part time at Roanoke Island Festival Park where the Elizabeth II is located. She invites her friends and classmates to come by and say hello.


Susan Johnson Hines, ’80, and her husband, Tony, moved closer to Greensboro in the summer of 2014. They had been living in Raleigh for seven years to be close to her mother. Susan’s mother passed in January 2014, and they were ready to move closer to their children and out of the big city traffic. They live in a wonderful small town named Mayodan. They have six grandchildren ranging in age from 20 years to five months.

Carla Hollowell Massengill, ’80, retired from Wayne County Public Schools as a teacher for the deaf and hard of hearing on June 30, 2016, after 32 years in education. She helped to start the deaf and hard of hearing program for students in 1984 in Wayne County. During her tenure, Carla had the opportunity to mentor 27 Barton student teachers in the deaf and hard of hearing program. Carla and her husband, Mike, reside in Goldsboro. Their son, Stalen, is a senior at Rosewood High School and daughter, Connor Langston Keeter, is a high school counselor at Heide-Trask High School in Pender County.

Alyce Monshower Singletary, ’80, was recently licensed as a local licensed pastor in the N.C. Conference of the United Methodist Church. Alyce has been assigned as an associate pastor at Person Street United Methodist Church in Fayetteville.

William Rex Hodge, ’83, and Cindy Whitford Hodge, ’92, have been married for 32 years. Rex has been a senior Java developer with the North Carolina Administrative Offices of the Courts for 15 years. Cindy has been a business manager with Clapp Research Group for 23 years. They live in Rolesville and are the proud parents of two daughters, Jordan and Lauren, and son-in-law Dylan.

William F. Ferguson, Jr. ’84, has been promoted to the rank of assistant chief of police at the Port Richey Police Department located in Port Richey, Fla.

Angela Denise Pope, ’86, was awarded a Ph.D. in Organization and Management with a specialization in information technology management on March 31, 2014.


Sarah Hodges Stalls, ’91, married Robert Mack Stalls on October, 3, 2015. Sarah is the technology facilitator and media center manager of S.W. Snowden Elementary School in Aurora. She also works as a free-lance writer and photographer. Robert recently retired as a surveyor for the NCDOT. The couple lives in the Farm Life community of Martin County.

Thomas Joyner, ’94, graduated in May 2016 from Liberty University with a Master of Science degree in Accounting.

Clark Jenkins, ’96, served as chairman of the board for the 30th Annual North Carolina Seafood Festival in 2016. This is the largest festival in the state of North Carolina.

Monica C. Mills, ’97, has assumed duties as the boys’ head soccer coach at Community Christian School in Wilson.

A. Roy Henderson III, ’98, is currently the lead administrator at Community Christian School in Wilson. Roy began his new position in July 2016.


Nicole Davis Hunt, ’02, is in her 15th year as a teacher at New Hope Elementary School in Wilson County. She and her husband have two daughters: Braeden, a third grader, and Kinsley, born on January 19, 2016.

Matthew Whitley, ’02, was named top commercial banker by the CEO of Southern Bank. Matt is senior vice president and Wilson city executive for Southern Bank.

Jenna Gregory Hatfield, ’06, and husband, Justin, welcomed their first child, a baby girl named Stella Isolan Hatfield, on April 12, 2016.

Renee Johnson-Hedgepeth, ’06, is now a TIPS-MAPP trainer for the state of North Carolina and Halifax County.

Courtney Elizabeth Bunch, ’08, has served as a certified athletic trainer at Currituck County High School for seven years and is teaching two sports medicine classes. She received Currituck County Schools’ First-Year Teacher of the Year Award in 2009-2010. Courtney was selected by the N.C. Coaches Association to be the athletic trainer for East West All-Star Games in Greensboro for the past six years and also served North-South All-Star basketball Games in Myrtle Beach for five years.

Summer Poythress Cline, ’09, and husband, Drew, announce the birth of their second son, Maddox Andrew, born on July 20, 2015.

John “Allen” Corbett III, ’09, has been promoted by Southern Bank. Allen is now a vice president and commercial lender with Southern Bank in Rocky Mount.


Justin Alan Packer, ’10, received his long white coat on May 20, 2016, an accomplishment he earned after 28 long months of Physician Assistant (PA) School at Eastern Virginia Medical School. After departing the Norfolk Marriott reception celebration, he could hardly believe his eyes because parked in the middle of the road was a Barton College travel bus! What a wonderful reminder of how small steps can lead to big accomplishments. While at Barton College, Justin discovered athletic training and dove in head first. After working two years in a PT clinic, he decided to apply for PA School. Seeing this bus on that special day was a beautiful reminder of where Justin started and how much he has achieved.

Jaren Ronel Palmer, ’10, has been accepted into the Ph.D. project, which is a non-profit organization that identifies a population of the best and brightest potential Ph.D. candidates of color.

Tiphanie Wade Wells, ’10, is a coordinator/financial social worker for Wilson County Department of Social Services. Tiphanie oversees two programs, the volunteer income tax assistance (VITA) and teen employment mentoring program (TEMP).

Omar Bashi, ’11, has graduated from the Charlotte School of Law.

Heather McKeel Hughes, ’11, married John Taylor Hughes on July 16, 2016. She and her husband will move to Shelby in the fall of 2017, where she hopes to work in the pediatric field at Carolinas Health Care System. After graduating from Barton in 2011, Heather entered an associate’s degree program and will be graduating with her RN in May 2017.

Catherine Danielle Okafor ’13 has been working in college counseling, and, throughout her post-college journey, it has taken her to Texas, Massachusetts, and finally to California. She works as the college access program coordinator at an educational non-profit in the city. She counsels and teaches college prep classes to high school students. Catherine never shies away from telling her students about her college experience at Barton College. Her stories include beginning the Women and Gender Studies Club, WISE Girls, writing for “The Collegiate,” and cheering on the men’s and women’s basketball teams at every home game. She also shares random facts that she remembers learning while working as a student ambassador. Catherine has too much Bulldog pride to keep it all in!

Lindsey Harper Willis, ’13, married Samuel Willis on June 6, 2015, in Snow Hill. Lindsey has accepted a position at William Rodgers PA CPA in Morehead City and has successfully passed all four parts of the CPA exam.



Melvin Mizelle Gardner ’38
Mary May Winstead ’38
Agnes Futrell Falkner ’39
Eva Vaughan James ’39
Hallett W. Mayo ’39
Sibyl Spencer Taylor ’39
Rachel Emmalyn Jones Dantzler ’41
Mabel Roberson McIntyre ’41
Dorcas Brickhouse Wolfe ’42
Emmett Bruce Davis ’43
Charlotte Thomas Haene ’44
Grace Hill Morris ’44
Katherine Lewis Reynolds ’44
Earle Williams Walker ’44
Rella Pace Harrison ’45
Clyda Renfrow Rheney ’45
Jesse Parker “J.P.” Tyndall ’45
Marceline Taylor Howard ’46
Claris Ashley Smith, Jr. ’46
Marvin Earl Hill ’48
Ella Helen Lamm Ingram ’48
Josephine S. Woolard ’48
Tassie Ree Langley ’49
Betty Corlette Pair ’49
Lucille Augusta Windley Allen ’50
Rachel Lee Horton Crutchfield ’50
James Morrison Griffin ’50
Harold Woodrow Hardison ’50
Lloyd Kelland Newman, Sr. ’50
Dorothy Taylor Alston ’51
Virginia Dickens Cannon ’51
Lena Faye Cutler Roebuck ’51
Robert Edwin Wilkinson ’51
James Johnson Clark ’52
James Edwin Haskins ’52
Morgan Clifton McKinney, Jr. ’52
Leslie Leroy Pittman ’52
Gloria Norris Etheridge ’54
Bertie Marie Barham ’59
Frances Langston Henderson ’53
Anne S. Boyette ’54
James Martin Hebbe ’55
Kenneth R. Lamm ’55
Suzanne Gill Miller ’55
Ashton Parker Wiggs ’55
Ronald Devon Baker ’57
Joseph Elton Dennis ’57
Jean Thornton Johnson ’57
William F. Tomlinson ’57
Harry Don Stephenson ’58
Robert Austin Tart ’58
Frederick Lewis Woodfin, Sr. ’58
Wade Anderson Gardner, Jr. ’59
Carol Jones Gillikin ’59
William Walker Gillikin ’59
Warren Franklin Grady ’59
William John Swindell, Jr. ’59
Ralph J. Sykes ’59
Margaret Mitchell “Peggy” Walston ’59
Marjorie Dixon Barlow ’60
Everett Franklin Bryant ’60
James Edward David ’60
Horace Fussell, Jr. ’60
William Kenneth Neighbors, Jr. ’60
Betty Potter Rogers ’60
Durwood Eugene Cratch ’61
Zarelda Walston Fambrough ’61
Garland Lee “Bud” Frye ’61
David J. Howell ’61
Judy Christine Mills Maness ’61
Ernest V. Oden ’61
Myra White Hartsell ’62
John Herbert Patteson ’62
Kathleen Gay Scott ’62
William Silas Bass, Jr. ’63
Sandra E. Gaskins ’63
Jerry Jay Juren ’63
William Daniel Moore ’63
Gary Gordon Wagner ’63
Patricia Bridgers Harriss ’64
Elinor Ammons Workman ’64
Faye Tyson Daniel ’65
Robert R. Harrigan ’65
Rebecca Foscue Barker ’66
Robert L. Corbett, Jr. ’66
Adolphus Pilston Godwin III ’66
Thomas Grady West, ’66
Suzie Jean Chavis Sullivan ’67
Lynne Locklear Benson ’68
Edward James Bullock, Jr., ’68
Billy Kemp Everton ’68
Dennis Sterling Walls ’68
Garland Rayford Hinnant, Jr. ’69
Christopher Allen Marks ’69
Ralph Lee Price ’69
Albert Thomas Batchelor ’70
Margie Suggs Candler ’70
Paul Douglas Umphlett ’70
Robert Edward Cox ’72
Barry Lee Pope ’72
Robert Judson McGee ’74
Gina Whitehurst ’74
Sherrol Lynn Jordan ’75
John Edward Raynor ’75
Nina Leigh McClelland ’76
Laurice Dail Becker ’78
Robert Sterling Cook, Sr. ’78
Peggy Davis Newton ’78
Jerre Lee Harris ’79
Michael R. Matsen ’79
Stephen Bailey Atwill III ’80
Michael Wade Durant ’80
George Royall Sherwood ’81
William Ashton Tatum, Sr. ’81
Roberta Ann Edwards ’82
Angela Blair Biddle ’83
David Lee Hendrickson ’84
Richard Alan Matthews ’84
Barbara Ann Woods Bradley ’85
Lynda Tucker Hughes ’85
John LeNoe Robbins, Jr. ’86
Greg Gattis Gower ’87
Gail Smith O’Neill ’88
Mary Elizabeth Carson Wynne ’90
Cathleen Dawn Vogel ’93
William Scott Vaughan ’94
G. Richard “Richie” Creech ’95
Christopher Todd Conway ’99
James Tolbert “Bert” Godwin ’01
Gregory Allen Beaver ’07
Brandon Scott Kincaid ’14

Kathryn Phelps Tice Crowley
Jean Fritz Herring
Kesomond Suggs Nelson
Rachel Edmondson Manning
Marjorie Bell Akin McConnell
Elizabeth Lillian Melton
Carrie Peacock
Patricia Taylor Poteat
Thelma “Cricket” Rebecca Pearce
Peggy Mason Wells


Raymond Arthur Bryan, Jr.
Barbara J. Bussey
William Royal Bussey
Gretchen Jones Gratham Cozart
Loyd E. Ellis
John William Gresham
Donald J. Grisewood, Sr.
Ben Hassell Grimes
Sue McLean Hall
Lee Johnson Howard, Sr.
Harold A. Ladwig
Marjorie Foster Ladwig
Thomas Lucas
Richard Allen McKellar
Nancy E. Mitchell
William C. Monk, Sr.
Elizabeth Thomas Patterson
Brenda Mullins Radford
Robert T. Stone
Russell A. Thompson, Jr.
The Honorable Tim Valentine
Doris Cozart Schaum Walston
Inza Bell Walston


Lula Mae Cutler
Mary Frances Uzzell Griffin
Agnes Hamblen McDonald
Cleo B. Phillips
Robert Lee Richardson, Jr.
Sue M. Robinette
Jesse Parker “J.P.” Tyndall
Ashton Parker Wiggs
Janet Winstead



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