Class Notes – Fall 2019

Class Notes – Fall 2019

This article appeared originally in the Fall 2019 issue of Frontiers Magazine

1954

Mr. Hoyle Edwards
Mr. Edwards is retired from Baltimore MD County Schools. He is in his 25th year teaching at Fruitland Baptist Bible College.

1957

The Reverend Harry R. Stullenbarger
Reverend Stullenbarger served as a United Methodist minister, serving churches in South Carolina for 55 years. He is now retired and living in Pawleys Island, SC.

1958

Mr. Herman H. Whitaker Jr.
Mr. Whitaker still enjoys farming. His major interest is flowers, especially day lilies.

1962

Mr. Alfred M. McGaha
Mr. McGaha is retired from being an Elementary School Principal for 36 years in Cherokee County. He is also a retired Real Estate Agent from Buice Realty in Gaffney, SC. Mr. McGaha is currently doing volunteer work at PEACHCenter Minsitries in Gaffney, SC, and teaching Adult Reading at Cherokee Literacy.

1963

Mr. William J. Rivers
Mr. Rivers retired in 2010 after 30 years in the work force in Myrtle Beach, SC. He has since moved back to his family farm in Cheraw, SC. He spends time at home as well as in Lake Lure, NC, at his cabin. He visits often with fellow SJC classmates.

1964

Mrs. Marilyn Lawson Holden
Mrs. Holden is married to Alfred Holden and has one son, Mark Holden, and three grandchildren. She is retired from Spartanburg County District 1 School System where she was the Science Lab Coordinator at Chapman High School. She also taught AP Chemistry. She is enjoying retirement and living on a small farm in Inman, SC.

1964

Mr. Dwight R. Johnson
Mr. Johnson retired from the United States Postal Service in November 2018, after working there for 20 years.

1973

Dr. John Waltrip Irwin PhD
Dr. Irwin is retired from Clemson University Extension. He now operates Irwin Farm in Laurens, SC. He is the proud grandparent of four fabulous grandchildren.

1975

Mr. Charles B. Hembree
Mr. Hembree’s granddaughter, Molly Grayson Lawson, is currently attending SMC and plays on the tennis team. His grandson, Graham Lawson, attended SMC and played baseball, and is now pitching at the University of South Carolina. Graham was also drafted by the Washington Nationals in June of 2018. Mr. Hembree’s son, Phil Hembree, also attended SMC and played baseball.

1976

Mrs. Gloria Greer Elledge
Mrs. Elledge is enjoying being retired. She can now shop as long as she wants. Her grandchildren Brittani, Kayla, and Jennifer are now out of college and can shop with her. They also love to go to the Beacon and eat.

1976

Mrs. Faye Belton Lowry
Mrs. Lowry is now a retired educator, after 33 years of service.

1986

Mrs. Karan Carlton Schriver
Karan Carlton Schriver is a retired Navy Captain and works as Senior Research Scientist for the defense and security field. She directs project teams in the development of big data models to answer today’s complex National Security issues.

1992

Mr. Leon Toby Myers
Mr. Myers is a Freelance Photographer and has his own Photography business in Sumter, SC.

1999

Mr. Troy Edward Fields
Mr. Fields and his wife, Danielle, have a 4-year-old daughter named Kate, and are welcoming their second child, another girl, in July 2019.

2017

Mrs. Sarah Grace Reed Smith
Sarah Grace met her husband, Grayson, at SMC where they both attended. They are both very thankful for SMC for bringing them together and for the opportunities that they were given. Sarah Grace was a Presidential Ambassador and Grayson was a Pioneer Peer. Now, Grayson is the Residence Hall Director in Bridges Residence Hall. They can’t get enough of SMC. They love it at SMC.

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