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Class Notes 1980's

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Ellen (Puiszis) Branch, 1980:  Ellen has been married for almost 25 years with two daughters (ages 20 & 16) and is a registered nurse.

Logan, 1980 & Miriam (Barnard) Porter, 1988:  Logan and Miriam are proud to announce the birth of a son, William Logan (Liam), born on June 24, 2007.  He joins big sister Elizabeth who is 9 years old. 

Robbie Lynn Ray, 1981:  Robbie is a School Improvement Specialist with an emphasis in Mathematics K-12 at Oconee RESA in Tennille, Ga.  She works with schools in Baldwin, Hancock, Jasper, Johnson, Putnam, Washington, and Wilkinson Counties.

Allyson ('Bird') X. Gaines-Ross, 1981: Allyson is an IT Specialist with the federal government.

Teresa Thigpen, 1982:  Teresa has been employed with Pineland for the past 13 years as a Social Service Tech. III.  She has two twin nephews, age 11 that help keep her busy.  She enjoys traveling when she can and would love to hear from former Alumni.

Beverly Stinson Faircloth, 1982: Beverly recently earned her doctorate in teacher leadership through Walden University. She is employed by Liberty County Schools as a special educator. Beverly and Rick are the proud parents of Lauren and Derek. Both are now students at Johnson Bible College in Knoxville, TN.

Margaret (Holland) Keck, 1984:  Margaret recently accepted the position of Executive Director of First Call Pregnancy Center in Greensboro, GA. Their client base went from seeing approximately 20 women in July to 77 women during the month of October. They are working with women ages 14 to 39 years at the present, which are in crisis pregnancy situations for many different reasons. They are totally non-profit and are affiliated with CareNet. She asks that everyone please pray for this ministry as they watch God doing a powerful work to help women make the choice of "LIFE" and supporting them through the pregnancy and the birth of their children.

Dan Eidson, 1985:  Dan and his wife Frances, now reside in Tifton where Dan serves as pastor of Victory Baptist Church and Frances is a high school math teacher.  They have two grown children and three "wonderful" grandchildren (Troy Smith, Grace Smith, and Alli Eidson).

Tammy (Baker) Holton, 1985:  Tammy is married to a wonderful man and has four children, two boys and two girls, two dogs and one cat. She is a Special Education Teacher at Mitchell County Primary School. Her oldest son is sophomore in college majoring in law.  Her next son is a senior and plans to attend UGA.   Her little girls are in 1st grade and Pre-K.

David B. Jordan, 1985:  David is director of the Penfield Christian Home North.  He pastors a church and directs this ministry on the site of the original Mercer College in LaFayette, GA.

Harry "Bucky" Kennedy, 1985:  Bucky, who serves as pastor of First Baptist Church in Vidalia, was elected president of the Georgia Baptist Convention in November, 2007.  He, his wife Stacey, daughter, Hannah, 16 and son, Ivey, 12, were introduced to the attendees at the Georgia Baptist Convention meeting, which was held in Augusta, Georgia.

Tim Montgomery, 1985:  Tim serves as an Assistant Principal for the Washington County Board of Education.

David Rahn, 1985:  David and his wife Kim are proud to announce the birth of their son, Maxwell (Max) Isaiah Rahn born May 6, 2008 at 8:41 am.  Max weighed 7lbs., 11oz., and was 19" long.  The proud grandparents are Rev. Al Rahn (1960) and Jane Rahn. 

John Waters, 1985:  John currently serves at First Baptist Church in Statesboro, Georgia and has recently had the opportunity to participate in a revival at Union Baptist Church and minister not only to his congregation, but to young and upcoming pastors as well.  To view more stories and see the work that John is doing, click here.  John and his wife Cynthia Hendricks Waters (1982) live happily in Statesboro with their two daughters Trisha and Bethany. 

Vicki (Parker) Wilson, 1985: Kayla Faye Wilson, daughter of Vicki P. Wilson of Blackshear and David Wilson of Sylvania will graduate from Pierce County High School May 23, 2008.


Rick Johnson, 1986:  Rick has been in education 18 years and lives in Charleston working as the Headmaster of a Christian school. He has been married 21 years and has three children. His son is a worship leader for "Teen Mania Ministries" in Texas and he has two daughters who are 7 and 9. He earned his PHD in Counseling and Education.


Amy (Goff) Bebout, 1987 & 1995:  Amy married Paul E. Bebout November 4, 2006, at the Magnolia House in Powder Springs, GA.  Amy is the former Music Division Secretary (1986-1995).  Both she and her husband now reside in Cartersville, GA and have a son/stepson, Steven Bebout, who is 9 years old.  Amy is currently a Process Improvement Leader for a National Printing Company, Curtis 1000, in Duluth, GA.  Below is a picture of the happy couple on their special day.

Amy Goff Bebout and Husband Paul after Wedding Ceremony


Charles S. Freeman, 1988:  Charles is Assistant Professor of Musicology at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS, moving from a similar position at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, FL.  He and his wife Julia now reside in Lawrence.


William Beaver, 1989:  William, now in his sixth year at Haddock Baptist as Associate Pastor of Education and Family Ministry, served as Camp Pastor for one week at RA Camp Kaleo. In July 2007 he joined with a sister church in conducting a discipleship "Superhero Camp" for kids at Brewton-Parker College and is making plans to return in 2009 with a discipleship "Kids College." Interested children's ministers please contact him.

Michael A. Kelly, 1989:  Michael is currently serving in Afganistan as a U.S. Army Chaplain (CFT).

Rodney Stewart-Wilcox, 1989:  Rodney works full time for and serves as a Pastor-Elder at New Horizons Church in Lexington, KY.  He and his wife, Ronda, have two children Micah and Anna.  Rodney previously served as Pastor at 19th Avenue Baptist Church in San Francisco, CA. 

Trey Turner, 1989: Trey is a Sergeant with the Ball Ground Police Department. He and his wife Dione have three children: Brandon (16), Cheyenne (11) and my little man is Taylor (8).  His wife is a deputy with the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office. So we are a law enforcement family through and through.

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Updated on: April 15, 2010 8:26 PM