Jewell “Charlotte” Beard Davis, 87, died April 29, 2021, in Missouri. She was born on the family farm near Competition, Missouri, July 28, 1933, to Stanley & Helen (Johnson) Beard. Charlotte joined White Oak Pond Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Missouri Presbytery) when she married Carl Jean Davis, February 3, 1951. She was a member for over 70 […]
About Matthew Gore
Matthew H. Gore is a British journalist, historian, popular culturist, archivist, and educator residing in Memphis, Tennessee. He is the immediate past-president of the Society of Tennessee Archivists and is best known for his book The History of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Kentucky to 1988 (2000). He has also published on a variety of topics as diverse as The Origin of Marvelman (a British superhero of the 1950s and 1960s), the relative scarcity of East German philatelics, and the biography of British pulp artist, Denis McLoughlin. He is employed by the Ministry Council of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at the Cumberland Presbyterian Center in Memphis, Tennessee, as editor of the Cumberland Presbyterian Magazine and as publications manager. He has been associated with both Western Kentucky University, which honored him with their James H. Poteet Award, and the University of Kentucky. He also serves as editor for all Boardman Books (Memphis, Tennessee) publications.
Arkansas Presbytery has nominated and endorsed the Reverend Alan Meinzer, pastor of the Barren Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church, for Moderator of the 190th General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church to be held in Louisville, Kentucky, June 27 through July 2, 2021. The Reverend Alan Meinzer does not have a Cumberland Presbyterian heritage, but he […]
The Reverend John Lovelace (North Central Presbytery), Evansville, Indiana, died April 30, 2021, according to family members. This article is incomplete. More information will be added as it becomes available.
MCKENZIE, Tenn. April 15, 2021 – Bethel University is planning to return to near-normal operations for the fall 2021 semester. Plans being developed on the McKenzie campus for the College of Arts & Sciences this fall include a return to in-classroom instruction as the default mode of instruction and a more robust campus life experience, […]
According to WREG television reporter, Melissa Moon, “Jack Brewer of Memphis Ghost Hunters, recently got the deed to the Old Raleigh Cemetery on Old Raleigh LaGrange Road” in Memphis, Tennessee, and intends to raise funds to restore the property. It is not clear what WREG means by Brewer’s claim of ownership or of “got the […]
Neely Gwen McCain, 93, of Lexington, Alabama, died April 25, 2021. Born January 29, 1928, to Richard Coleman and Verna Blanch Thomas McCain in Lexington, Neely became a member of Nebo Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Hope Presbytery) in his youth. He married Mary Olene Putman and they had four sons. The Nebo church became like an […]
Ruth Ann McClaran Kelly,87, widow of the Reverend Lawrence Kelly (Columbia Presbytery), died Sunday, April 18, 2021 in Crossville, Tennessee. She was a member of Green Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Columbia Presbytery) in Bell Buckle, Tennessee.
Bidwell Allen Green, 91, of Kosciusko, Mississippi, died April 21, 2021. He was a member and elder of the Steam Mill Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Grace Presbytery). He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
MCKENZIE, Tenn. April 21, 2021 – Bethel University’s College of Arts & Sciences, College of Health Sciences and College of Professional Studies in-person commencement ceremony for fall 2020 and spring 2021 graduates will be held May 8, 2021, 10 a.m. at Wildcat Stadium. The health and safety of the University community continue to be a […]
The Reverend Richard E. Shugert (Red River Presbytery), well known as Rich, died April 26, 2021. Rich grew up in the Saint Louis, Missouri, suburb of Florissant, just north of Ferguson. He graduated from McCluer High School in 1964 and then attended Tarkio College in Tarkio, Missouri. The school was affiliated with the United Presbyterian […]