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William Lee Barron, 88, of Columbia, Tennessee, died April 15, 2023. He was better known as Jack. He graduated from Parsons High School and attended Bethel College in McKenzie, Tennessee, where he presumably met Martha Fern Hickman, the fellow graduate who became his wife. Jack earned a master’s degree in education from Middle Tennessee State University and was a career educator. He was an elder at Columbia First Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Columbia Presbytery). His son, William Lee Barron II, is an elder at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Knoxville, Tennessee (Presbytery of East Tennessee). Laura Barron is a member of Brenthaven Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Brentwood, Tennessee (Nashville Presbytery). The Reverend Mark Hickman Barron is pastor of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Manchester, Tennessee (Murfreesboro Presbytery).

Matthew Gore

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.
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