Retired teachers hold memorial service 

MCRTA members, from left, Martha Bogard, Beth Jones, Arlene Mattingly and Ruth Taylor, representing the family of Harold Taylor.

The Madison County Retired Teachers met Wednesday, June 12, to remember their deceased colleagues and friends. This year, seven former educators have passed away. Those honored were Susan Blevins, Lois Haddix, Frank Nassida, Betsy Ponder, Danny Pressel, Charlene Pullins, Harold Taylor and Patsy Whitaker. Memorial Service Chairperson Arlene Mattingly led the group in a moving tribute to the deceased members and family members of each teacher were presented with a special book, bookmark and a beautiful red apple symbolic of years of service in the classroom. Mrs. Mattingly closed the service with a prayer and a hymn.

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