Archive for September 2011

Maurice and Nola Ethridge

The following is one of several Collegeside member profiles written by Donna Smith over a period of several years. They tell the personal stories of some of our long-time members, some of whom are living and some of whom have gone on to be with their Lord. Their personal stories are an important part of the historical fabric of Collegeside.

“A passionate giver” is how Mona Ethridge Copeland describes her dad, Maurice Ethridge.

From his preaching and working with congregations in Florida and Texas through his teaching at Pepperdine to his tenure at Tennessee Tech, Maurice has given of himself to his world. Working in Nigeria through a Lipscomb outreach was possibly his last time to give globally, but he still gives in a big way by continuing to be his family’s rock, according to Mona. Read More

William Stillinger

The following is one of several Collegeside member profiles written by Donna Smith over a period of several years. They tell the personal stories of some of our long-time members, some of whom are living and some of whom have gone on to be with their Lord. Their personal stories are an important part of the historical fabric of Collegeside.

William “Glen” Stillinger celebrated his 89th year by booking his first cruise. He sailed with all four of his daughters to Key West, Belize, Cozumel and other exotic locations in the Caribbean.

What will he do this year when he turns 90 years old on July 25? Read More

Lillian Morehead

The following is one of several Collegeside member profiles written by Donna Smith over a period of several years. They tell the personal stories of some of our long-time members, some of whom are living and some of whom have gone on to be with their Lord. Their personal stories are an important part of the historical fabric of Collegeside.

Mama Lil knows how to “bloom where she’s planted,” says Pam Toline of her grandmother, Lillian Morehead.

And bloom is what Lillian Morehead has done all her life. She fills her life with art and music as she draws and paints and keeps up her piano playing. Sharing space with her paintings and drawings in her apartment at Morningside are exquisite examples of Scherenschnitte, small silhouettes she has learned to create with tiny scissors. Read More

Bill O'Neal

The following is one of several Collegeside member profiles written by Donna Smith over a period of several years. They tell the personal stories of some of our long-time members, some of whom are living and some of whom have gone on to be with their Lord. Their personal stories are an important part of the historical fabric of Collegeside.

Bill O’Neal’s 42 years with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began when a friend of his dad’s asked, “Why don’t you quit running all over the country with your job and come down here and help me build Center Hill Dam?” Read More

Phillip and Harriet Sue Hall

The following is one of several Collegeside member profiles written by Donna Smith over a period of several years. They tell the personal stories of some of our long-time members, some of whom are living and some of whom have gone on to be with their Lord. Their personal stories are an important part of the historical fabric of Collegeside.

It was a day to remember!

August 22, 1964, was the day Phil Hall graduated from Tennessee Tech (then Tennessee Polytechnic Institute), received his commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, and married his sweetheart, Harriet Sue Hooper. Read More

Doc and Edith Toline

The following is one of several Collegeside member profiles written by Donna Smith over a period of several years. They tell the personal stories of some of our long-time members, some of whom are living and some of whom have gone on to be with their Lord. Their personal stories are an important part of the historical fabric of Collegeside.

Francis R. (Doc) Toline is a pioneer, following in the traditions of a family who left France in the late 1800s to build a ranch in the new territory of Nebraska. Doc did not explore and settle new lands, though. Instead, he used his mind to explore the vast, quickly developing territories of aviation and aeronautical and nuclear engineering during his military and university careers. Read More

John and Evelyn Stites

The following is one of several Collegeside member profiles written by Donna Smith over a period of several years. They tell the personal stories of some of our long-time members, some of whom are living and some of whom have gone on to be with their Lord. Their personal stories are an important part of the historical fabric of Collegeside.

John Stites claimed he wore out a good bicycle riding to Cookeville to court Evelyn Flatt. Sometimes he made it home to Algood by catching the midnight train as it traveled from Nashville, and sometimes he biked, skated or just walked. The train ride, after all, cost 15 cents! Read More

Eldon And Carolyn Leslie

The following is one of several Collegeside member profiles written by Donna Smith over a period of several years. They tell the personal stories of some of our long-time members, some of whom are living and some of whom have gone on to be with their Lord. Their personal stories are an important part of the historical fabric of Collegeside.

If you visit Eldon Leslie on any beautiful Tennessee afternoon, you may find him and his wife, Carolyn, resting on their shaded deck built around a huge white oak and overlooking the waterfalls in what was formerly the Waterloo Girl Scout Camp near Hilham. He will be glad to talk about the blessing of his marriage to Carolyn in 2001 and about his nine grandchildren and their many achievements. Read More

Max and Opal Johnson

The following is one of several Collegeside member profiles written by Donna Smith over a period of several years. They tell the personal stories of some of our long-time members, some of whom are living and some of whom have gone on to be with their Lord. Their personal stories are an important part of the historical fabric of Collegeside.

“I was in love with him all over again as soon as he opened the door!” Read More

Charles & Phil Craighead

The following is one of several Collegeside member profiles written by Donna Smith over a period of several years. They tell the personal stories of some of our long-time members, some of whom are living and some of whom have gone on to be with their Lord. Their personal stories are an important part of the historical fabric of Collegeside.

You probably don’t realize that a crying toddler led to the first addition to the still-new Collegeside Church building. That toddler was Phil Craighead on his first visit to Collegeside, and he was crying and protesting because he wanted to go to Bible class. Bob Lee Maddux, who was trying to teach an adult class in spite of the crying, agreed. So, Bob Lee Maddux began the annex to give the growing church more space, especially for children’s classes. Read More