Rev David Holt Class of '72
This is the first time for me to say hello to all the wonderful friends. In all the later thirty years, never have I found such a nice group of Clarke students. This world in all of the trouble and problems will wipe one out, if you keep your mind on it. Now it is nice to know wonderful Christian that will still hold up the banner for Christ. We all thank you Clarke for all the love and strength that you placed within us. Love in Christ, David Holt
889 Independence Rd.
Morton, Ms. 39117
Kathy Brunson Kanne (pronounced Connie) Class of '72
It's great to see this site! I loved reading the messages from all you guys who went to Clarke in 70-73. What memories it brought back. Clarke College was where I really started growing as a Christian. I thank God all the time for the privilege of going there. He blessed me with so many wonderful friends at Clarke. You know - forever friends.
Even if I never see any of you again on earth I know we'll meet again in Heaven. God has blessed me with a wonderful (and crazy) Christian husband, Kenny, and a beautiful daughter, Regina. She will be 18 in August and will be attending Judson College in Marion, AL in September.
In fact I have told her so many things thru the years about Clarke that when it closed she was upset too. She wanted to go there some day! She is our only child but we are so blessed to have her. She and her daddy keep me laughing a lot. I am the secretary, church clerk, and financial secretary at First Baptist Church Silverhill, AL. I have been there for almost 18 years and I love it. Kenny and I have been married for 23 wonderful years. He is a machinist, and he loves trains! In fact, he repairs the air horns that come off of trains. As I said, he is crazy! God is Good! I would love to hear from you guys who attended Clarke 70-73. I praise His name and thank Him for my life. If any of you remember me and would like to email please do.
16437 Camellia Rd
Silverhill, AL 36576
William Leon Lindsey Jr.Class of '72
Birmingham , AL
Hey lovely people, my email address has changed to firstname.lastname@example.org . The previous
address changed when I changed duty stations.
2645 Shoemaker St.
Birmingham, AL 35235-2210
5th Medical Group
1900 Green Springs Highway
Birmingham, AL 35205-4598
Photo: Leon and daugher Brittany
Phone: (Cell) 636-544-4414
William Leon Lindsey Jr.
Gretta Benefield -Class of '70-'72
I was so pleased to see this site. I would love to find some of my friends from 1970- 1972. Thank you for this site. I too have been back to Newton and it is very sad, but Clarke will live on in all of us! If anyone knows where Rhonda and Rita are, please let me know. New Email: email@example.com
2634 Hearth Stone Dr
2634 Hearth Stone Dr
Phone Number: 901-377-9721
Jackie ( Valentine) Moody -Class of '72
111 Raymond Drive
Monroe, LA 71203
Phone Number: 318-343-2659
Elsie McIlwain Moss – Class of ‘72
Enjoy hearing from former students of Clarke College.
I have been serving as Vacation Bible School Director for Washington County Alabama several years. Some of our pastors I work with in the associations are Clarke College alumni. Have three granddaughters and three grandsons. Ronnie and I had three children while we were married, my husband Doyle had a daughter. We have a son-in-law and a daughter-in-law.
Phone (H): 251-847-2960
1146 Howardtown Rd.
Tibbie, Al 36583
Just wanted to say to say hello to Brothers and Sisters in Jesus. We dream big dreams when we are young and don't take the time to think about life may not work out the way we want it to. God has plans for us and daily we must depend on him to take care of all the little details and not become so discouraged that we forget the reason we are here for and that is to spread the good news that Jesus died for us and we are to tell others so that they can hae eternal life. When I get down all I have to do is stop and think how blessed I am. I work with Vacation Bible School in the Associational Directors position. I almost gave it up this year but God just won't let me. God is at work in our Association and I am seeing young people come to Jesus through Bible School and that just makes my heart so full of hope for our country. I have three children and one step child. We have five grandchildren and one on the way. I recently had knee surgery and it takes me back to the summer at Clarke when I had a bike accident and how everyone was so good to me. If anyone out there reads this and remembers the summer of 1971 please email me. Memories are great. Make good memories, have a good day. Elsie Moss - class of 1972.
Beth Pilgrim Mullins - Class of '72
Hello to old friend! I attended Clarke College from 1970-1972, graduating in 1972, then continued my education at Union University, in Jackson, TN. Many of you know my sister, Nancy, who is so wonderful about keeping up with old friends. I met my dear friend, Sharon Blackwell Johnston at Clarke, and roomed with her there and at Union University. I received my Bachelor's degree in Music Education at Union, then after moving to the Fort Worth, Texas area finished a Master's Degree in Library Science at UNT. I have many fond memories of Clarke, especially music related experiences, and Bible studies Sharon and I had in our dorm room. I'm sorry I have not kept up with old friends as my sister, Nancy, has done, but my husband and I have lived in Texas since January 1975. Our son, Austin, is a junior at Texas Tech University, studying electrical engineering. I'm a reference librarian at Tarrant County College. Northeast Campus, a community college in the Fort Worth area. We are busy with our jobs and our little church, where we play and sing in the Praise Band. I'd love to hear from anyone.
6604 Townlake Circle
Arlington, TX 76016
Bill and Kay Perricelli Attended 1971-1972
Irmo, South Carolina
We have often wondered where other alumni are, so we would love to hear from some friends from the past. I attended Clarke College from 1971-72 as a married student along with my wife Kay. I then transferred to Ole Miss for one year, then on to U.S.C. in Columbia, SC where I received my B.A. in History. I worked at the SC Dept. of Archives and History and also was in the AF Reserves and am now retired from both. Kay also attended U.S.C. and works as a secretary in the Athletic Department at Ben Lippen School, a Christian school that both of our sons graduated from. We have two sons. Tony is 24 and recently married. He has a BA from Winthrop University and a MTax from U.S.C. Bradley is 19 and is a sophomore at The Citadel.
New Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vickie Steen Wright - Class of '72
Message: No message
Phone(H): (678) 464-8194
107 Remington Place Blvd.
Dallas, GA. 30157
Benny Still Class of '72
Grand Bay, AL
I had heart attack last October and a stroke! Next came gall bladder surgery, then another stroke in January that damaged my short term memory.
Memory has come back after 7 months! Last Wednesday my house caught fire and burned! Lost everything! Interesting thing is that God knew the fire was coming and to get me out and to safety--he flung a craving for jumbo raw peanuts on me! I left house at 4:02 and phone call from neighbor came at 4:10!!!
Fire Marshall said if I had been there 5 more minutes I would never have made it out! Thanking Him for peanut cravings that saved my life! Would appreciate prayers as I try to reestablish!
Best blessings! Benny Still, class of 72!
'Twas great to fellowship with so many of you at the Reunion last weekend in Newton. We really need your help in securing updated addresses for Alumni that may have moved in the last few years. We want to keep up with all of you...and them...and to make sure you're informed of events re: the Clarke Alumni Association. Please take the time to read the Summary of this year's Reunion...and see what's ahead for next year!!! You'll be pleasantly surprised!!! Leave it to the Clarke Alumni to be sensitive to the leadership of the Lord and do what HE says!!! A Mission Trip for us to participate in!!! An Offering for Lottie and Annie...with an additional 10% from our annual dues added to it!!! The surrender of the Alumni House and Grounds to the Central MS Regional Center...and the immediate LEASING of same from them for 100 years for George Washington in Green!!! ($1) Hurrah!!!
Write me please with your address--SNAIL MAIL & EMAIL and any phone numbers you can share!!! Thanks in advance for your cooperation!!! Plan now to join us for the 2004 REUNION of CLARKE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION!!!
Janet Williams Taylor-Class of ‘72
Dear Clarke friends, What a pleasant surprise to find this site when I was just Googling names from the past!! After graduating in 1972 I moved on to MC where I graduated in 1974 with a teaching degree. That year however I moved to Ft. Worth,TX to be closer to my soon to be husband, Dennis Taylor, of Oklahoma. We had met during summer missions of 1971. We have now been married 36 years. Dennis is a pastor and we are living in Okmulgee, OK (south of Tulsa) where we have been for the last 18 years. God blessed us with 2 sons--David, pastor of Don Avenue Baptist Church in Denham Springs,LA and Michael, newly called pastor of 1st Baptist of Alva, OK. They are both married and gave us 3 grandchildren last year between January and March (1 boy, twins-girl and boy). Being a grandparent is wonderful.
I teach school here in Okmulgee at the middle school. Retirement is looking very attractive but not quite yet.
It is so fun to look back and remember so many good things about my time at Clarke. Like so many of you, God taught me so many things during my time there. Maybe if I am ever in Mississippi at the right time I could attend one of the alumni meetings.
Thank you for this site!! I will visit it often.
Janet Williams Taylor
Class of 1972
Mailing Address: Janet Taylor
15199 N. 253 Rd.
Okmulgee, OK 74447
Johnny and Laurie ( Kirkland) Taylor Class of '70-'72
Just a quick update on us . . . Johnny and I graduated from Clarke in 1972 and then graduated from Mississippi College and Southern Seminary. We've lived in Clarksdale, Mississippi, Louisville, Kentucky, Whitesburg, Kentucky, and Lexington where we served on church staffs. We then spent four years as SBC missionaries to Equatorial Brazil.
Since we returned home in 1989, Johnny has worked as a hospital and hospice chaplain and I have served on a church staff as Minister to Children and Families. I recently resigned my church after serving there for thirteen years to become a Manager/Chaplain for a group of surgeons at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.
We have three children - Ashley, 25, who married our new son-in-law, Chris, on May 15, 2004, Jonathan, almost 23, who is working and attending college, and Mark, almost 18, who will be a high school senior in the fall. Johnny is beginning work on his doctorate and I've finished an additional Masters degree and am toying with the idea of adding another. We graduated from Clarke 32 years ago! That seems impossible! We'll celebrate our thirtieth wedding anniversary next year. We don't know where all the time has gone! We have fond memories of all our friends at Clarke and cherish the time we spent there.
Harold Tooley Class of '72
Phone H: 716-988-3406
9600 Silver Creek-
South Dayton Rd
Forestville, NY 14062
Wayne Tooley - Class of '72
Phone Home: (716)988-3406
Mailing Address: Wayne Tooley
9600 Silver Creek- South Dayton Rd
Forestville, NY 14062