The Reverend Lyon Walkup, 75, (Murfreesboro Presbytery) died December 29, 2019. Lyon was bom March 15, 1944, in Readyville, Tennessee. His parents, Horace Ray and. Fancye Lyon Walkup, were members of Cripple Creek Presbyterian Church. His great, great grandfather, Nathan Lyon, was a Cumberland Presbyterian minister in the early l800s. Lyon was educated in the […]
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.
Charles R. Farrer, 82, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, died Sunday, December 22, 2019. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy on the USS Forrestal aircraft carrier for three years. He relocated to Murfreesboro to join his father and brother in a three-way partnership. They owned and operated Farrer Bros. since the early 1960s. Charles […]
Patsy Kerley, 85, a resident of rural Simpson, Illinois, died December 21, 2019. Patsy was a faithful member of Gilead Cumberland Presbyterian Church near Simpson, where she had served as a Sunday school teacher as well as church treasurer. Patsy enjoyed participating in the Gilead Church Ladies quilting group.
Hugh Marshall Arney, Sr., 79, of Fayetteville, passed away Saturday (Dec. 21, 2019). He was a member of the Fayetteville Cumberland Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder, a Sunday School teacher and on the safety committee.
Coach Doug R. French died Monday December 23, 2019, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. He was born October 12, 1946 to the late George and Bessie Ray French in Dyersburg, Tennessee. He served in the United States Air Force and was a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He dedicated his life to coaching youth […]
The Rev. Don Caperton Sr., 85, died Friday, December 20, 2019. Don was born August 31, 1934, in Vardaman, Mississippi to John Donaldson and Jessie Kate Terry Caperton. He was baptized in 1944 by the Rev. Scheaffer in the Assembly of God congregation in Dearborn, Michigan. On August 26, 1956, Don married Julia Shannon McMillin. […]
Robert Martin Fowler, 91, Cookeville, Tennessee, died Friday, December 27, 2019. He attended First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Cookeville, Tennessee. Read more: http://herald-citizen.com/stories/robert-martin-fowler,39402
Bethel University in McKenzie, Tennessee, stands behind its student senate’s decision not to officially recognize a local chapter of the pro-life activist organization Students for Life of America. However, students are still hopeful they will be able to get recognition in the spring. The Bethel Student Senate rejected a bid by students to have their […]
Bobby Lamontte Ramsey, Sr., 88, of Spring Hill, Tennessee, died Saturday, December 14, 2019. Born February 18, 1931 in Ooltewah, Tennessee, Bobby served his country in the United States Air Force and was a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church (although which congregation has yet to be clarified). Bobby enjoyed raising cattle while working as a […]
Robert Rayburn, 95, died Sunday, December 8, 2019. He was a longtime member of Chattanooga First Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Tennessee-Georgia Presbytery). A Navy veteran, Robert served in World War II including the horrific Battle of Leyte Gulf. He was buried at Chattanooga National Cemetery. Robert was vice president and general manager for 36 […]