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ACU Remembers: Dr. Gary Thompson

ACU Remembers: Dr. Gary Thompson

By on April 18, 2017 in ACU Remembers with 1 Comment

Dr. Gary Thompson (’60), Abilene Christian University professor emeritus of political science and former Texas state representative, died April 13, 2017, in Blacksburg, Virginia, at age 80 following a brief illness. …

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ACU Remembers: Judge Jack Pope

ACU Remembers: Judge Jack Pope

By on March 3, 2017 in ACU Remembers with 1 Comment

Judge Andrew Jackson “Jack” Pope (’34), retired Texas Supreme Court justice and 103-year-old giant of Lone Star State judicial history, died Feb. 25, 2017, in Austin. Services honoring his life today at Austin’s University Avenue Church of Christ were followed by his burial at the Texas State Cemetery. Flags across Pope’s beloved home state will fly half-staff March 3-7 […]

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ACU Remembers: Wendell Broom

ACU Remembers: Wendell Broom

By on February 21, 2017 in ACU Remembers with 2 Comments

Beautiful Feet. That was the theme of the World Missions Workshop when Wendell Broom (’45) brought it to the Abilene Christian University campus in Fall 1972. Footprints painted on sidewalks across the campus led students and visitors to Moody Coliseum. Broom died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, in Dallas at age 93, but his footprints can be found around […]

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ACU Remembers: Waymond Griggs

ACU Remembers: Waymond Griggs

By on December 4, 2016 in ACU Remembers with 0 Comments

Waymond E. Griggs (’58), a member of Abilene Christian University’s Sports Hall of Fame and one of the top sprinters in the world during a standout collegiate career, died Nov. 30, 2016, in Abilene at age 80. A graveside service will be held Monday, Dec. 5, at Hamby Cemetery in Jones County, Texas, under the direction […]

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ACU Remembers: Holly Dunn

ACU Remembers: Holly Dunn

By on November 16, 2016 in ACU News, ACU Remembers with 1 Comment

Singer-songwriter Holly Suzette Dunn (’79), the only Abilene Christian University graduate to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry, died Nov. 14, 2016, in Albuquerque, N.M., following a short battle with cancer. She was 59. Funeral arrangements are pending. Dunn was born Aug. 22, 1957, in San Antonio. An ACU Sing Song hostess in 1979 and member of the Hilltoppers […]

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ACU Remembers: Dr. Brent Green

ACU Remembers: Dr. Brent Green

By on October 26, 2016 in ACU Remembers with 0 Comments

Former Abilene Christian University art and design department chair Dr. William Brent Green, 86, died in Abilene on Oct. 22, 2016, following a long illness. A memorial service will be held at University Church of Christ (733 E.N. 16th, Abilene, Texas 79601) on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 1:30 p.m. Visitation is Friday from 5-7 p.m. at […]

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ACU Remembers: Dr. Bruce Evans

ACU Remembers: Dr. Bruce Evans

By on August 26, 2016 in ACU Remembers with 1 Comment

Dr. Bruce Max Evans (’59), veteran former administrator at Abilene Christian University and The ACU Foundation, died Aug. 25, 2016, in Fort Worth, Texas, at the age of 79. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 27 at 1 p.m. at Southern Hills Church of Christ (3666 Buffalo Gap Road, Abilene, Texas 79605), with […]

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ACU Remembers: Dr. Dwayne VanRheenen

ACU Remembers: Dr. Dwayne VanRheenen

By on August 24, 2016 in ACU Remembers with 3 Comments

Former Abilene Christian University provost Dr. Dwayne Dale VanRheenen, 72, died Aug. 11, 2016, in Washington state following an illness. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 28, at Abilene’s Highland Church of Christ (425 Highland Ave., Abilene, Texas 79605). A reception will follow with the family. VanRheenen was born in […]

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ACU Remembers: Joe B. Baisden

ACU Remembers: Joe B. Baisden

By on August 18, 2016 in ACU Remembers with 0 Comments

Joe Bon Baisden (’59), veteran evangelist and former longtime trustee of Abilene Christian University, died Aug. 17, 2016, in Belton, Texas, at age 79. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Belton Church of Christ (3003 N. Main St., Belton, Texas 76513). Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist […]

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ACU Remembers: Dr. Chantrey Fritts

ACU Remembers: Dr. Chantrey Fritts

By on August 15, 2016 in ACU Remembers with 2 Comments

Longtime Abilene Christian University teacher education professor Dr. Chantrey Alfred Fritts Jr. (’53) died Aug. 9, 2016, at age 85. He was a 41-year resident of Abilene, spending the final few years of his life in Lubbock while caring for his wife through a medical crisis, and then his own struggle with Alzheimer’s. Fritts was born […]

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