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Lighting the way

When you first meet a person, you form an impression. Dr. Lewis “Tony” Finley made an impression on me the first time I met him as my new boss at Harding University 22 years ago. It’s interesting what you remember about a person, but several things come to mind when I think of Tony Finley. He loved his family very much. As he shared stories
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Passages: Fall 2019

Mary Doris Gibson Morris (’50), 95, of Clarksville, Tennessee, died Dec. 1, 2018. During World War II, she worked at Tinker Field in Oklahoma City. She taught school in Rose Bud, Arkansas; operated a day care in Nashville, Tennessee, serving George Peabody College; worked at the library at Eastern Kentucky University; and was a secretary to the director of the Reading Center of Fayette County
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Passages: Spring 2019

Edith Landiss Cavin (’41), 101, of College Station, Texas, died Jan. 6, 2019. She worked 30 years for the Federal Aviation and Social Security Administration in Kansas City, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lonnie E. Pryor Jr. (’41) and her second husband, Kay Thomas Cavin (’48). Fayetta Coleman Murray (’46), 94, of Searcy, died Jan. 8, 2019. As an infant,
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Caring colleague

By Jim Nichols, retired distinguished professor and associate dean, College of Education I knew the first time I met Ron Finley that we would be friends. I had no idea that our friendship would last almost 45 years. Our paths first crossed at church in Camden, Arkansas. We soon realized that we would not only be worshiping together but also working together in the Fairview
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Committed to Christ and each other

By David B. Burks, chancellor My wife, Leah, and I loved Carl and Frankie Mitchell very much. We established a close bond very early in our relationship, and we were privileged to travel with them overseas on many occasions. Carl and Frankie were spiritual giants and mentors for us. One of the first projects that I worked closely on with Dr. Mitchell was the development
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