Class Notes – Fall/Winter 2018

Class Notes – Fall/Winter 2018


Mrs. Alma Jolley Riley

Mrs. Riley is 87 1/2 years old. She attended Spartanburg Junior College for one year. She later went to Gardner-Webb University and The Ohio State University. She is very grateful for all of her education experiences.


Mrs. Marilyn Blakeley Hatzenbuhler

Mrs. Hatzenbuhler is appreciative of the opportunity SJC gave to her to begin her college career. Memories of the special friends she made and leadership opportunities afforded to her are still strong. She has had a full life.


Mr. Hoyle Edwards

Mr. Edwards is 83 years old and still teaching at Fruitland Baptist Church. His wife had a stroke and is still recovering. Please remember her in your prayers.


Mr. Wendell J. Lee

Mr. Lee is married with three
children and six grandchildren.


Mrs. Carolyn Ferguson Patterson

Mrs. Patterson taught English in high schools in Greenwood, South Carolina, for 31 years and was also an administrator in the same area for eight years.


Mrs. Peggy White Bellamy

Mrs. Bellamy met her husband, Jimmy, the day they registered on January 23, 1956. They became sweethearts and graduated in 1958. They married on April 25, 1959. They enjoyed their time at Spartanburg Junior College. She was a school librarian for 37 years. Jimmy retired from the United States Postal Service after serving for 42 years. They have one daughter and three grandchildren. They have many fond memories of their time at Spartanburg Junior College. They still like to visit campus.


Mr. Wedrell W. Lee

Mr. Lee enjoys dividing his time between home and the beach. He enjoys activities with his 12 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He is very pleased with the work going on at the College and has many good memories of SJC.


Mr. Robert B. Gibbons Jr.

Mr. Gibbons has been a member of the Clarendon County Planning Commission since 1991 and is currently serving as the Chairman. He is also the Past Department Commander for the State American Legion and is currently the American Legion District 19 Commander. He also serves on the New Zion United Methodist Church Pastor Parish Committee as Chairman.

Mrs. Brenda C. Libner

Mrs. Libner retired from the University of South Carolina Sumter Campus on June 30, 2017, after working over 15 years as an Administrative Assistant in Admissions Services. She traveled to the Holy Land in November 2017 for 10 spiritually uplifting days. She hopes to travel to Sicily and Italy in October 2018.


Chaplain Col. Samuel J. T. Boone

Col. Boone is retired from the Army after 38 years as Cobra pilot, infantry officer, and chaplain. He worked seven additional years as a civilian at Army Chaplain School (Fort Jackson) and retired on March 31, 2018. He is currently doing volunteer work with multiple groups in the Columbia area.


Mr. Wayne Bernard Welborn

Col. Mr. Welborn is living in Sun City Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is playing golf every day and enjoying life to the fullest. Mr. Welborn thanks SMC for the education and opportunities that were provided to him. He says they have enhanced his life. Mr. Welborn says “May God bless this school and all the good things it does!”


The Rev. Dr. Floyd Vernon Chandler III

Col. The Rev. Dr. Chandler completed a two-year postgraduate program in Spiritual Direction at Sarum College in Salisbury, England. He and his family reside in Ansbach, Germany.

The Rev. Dr. William Rutledge Childs

Dr. Childs retired from active ministry in the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church in June 2018.


Mrs. Gloria Greer Elledge

Mrs. Elledge has retired and is enjoying her grandchildren. A granddaughter, Kayla, is graduating from Clemson this year. Another granddaughter, Jennifer, graduated from Anderson University this year. Mrs. Elledge enjoys sewing, painting, planting flowers, and going on senior citizen trips. She is so thankful to have been able to graduate from Spartanburg Methodist College. She used her degree to teach at Christian Academy in Duncan, South Carolina. She is glad to have been able to get her degree by taking Saturday and night classes..


Mr. Robert David Wall

Mr. Wall recently graduated with his MBA from Liberty University.

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