VIERA, Fla. -- Evelyn Prichard Orr, 95, one of the first licensed and certified school psychologists in Tennessee, passed away peacefully at the Autumn House in Viera, FL, Saturday, February 14, 2009 after courageously battling Parkinson’s Disease for almost 40 years.
Mrs. Orr was born December 15, 1913, to Joe Blythe and Katherine Webster Prichard in Lebanon. She attended Wilson County public schools before graduating from Ocoee High School in Orange County, FL in 1931.
She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Cumberland University in 1936, where she played basketball for four years and was selected as "Miss Cumberland" her senior year.
She was awarded her Masters of Arts degree in educational psychology from the University of Chattanooga, and pursued post-graduate education at the University of Tennessee on the Chattanooga and Knoxville campuses.
She was preceded in death by her husband James Calvin Orr who died in 1985, her parents, son Jon B. Orr, brother J.W. (Bill) Prichard, and sister Bettye Kate Hall.
She is survived by her daughter Nancy Orr (Bill) Schwarze of Cape Canaveral, FL; granddaughter Kathy Winkler (Ralph) Hoskins of Cadillac, MI; grandson John B. (Kelly) Winkler of Nashville, TN; four great grandchildren; sister Estelle (Jimmy) Jewell of Lebanon, TN; and sister-in-law Vanesse (James) Rowe, of Bolton, CT.
Mrs. Orr began her teaching career at Watertown High School and taught in Roane County before she and her husband moved to Chattanooga in 1946. She was a teacher and administrator in the Hamilton County school system before working at the University of Chattanooga Junior Reading Clinic for two years. Mrs. Orr served as the Supervisor of Guidance and Psychological Services for Hamilton County, a position which she held until retiring in 1976. She taught speed reading and conducted reading workshops throughout the United States.
In 1993, she received Cumberland University’s Phoenix Award for outstanding service to others. Mrs. Orr was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma among other professional and honorary associations and listed in Who’s Who of American Women and Outstanding Educators in America.
As a member of the White Oak Methodist Church, she taught Sunday School for many years as well as directing many church programs. She moved her membership to the First United Methodist Church of Cocoa Beach, FL when she moved to Florida in 1985 after the death of her husband to be close to her daughter and grandchildren.
Mrs. Orr traveled extensively throughout the United States as well as Switzerland, England, China, the Bahamas, Australia, England, and Mexico. Her hobbies included knitting, other crafts, and reading.
She was known for her warm, loving smile and will be missed by all of those who knew her.
A memorial service for Florida friends and family at the Beckman Williamson Funeral Home in Cocoa Beach, FL will be announced later this week.
Funeral services will be held in Tennessee at a later date with a graveside service at Chattanooga Memorial Gardens in Hixon. Her nephew, Joe B. Jewell, will preside over the Tennessee services.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Association, Autumn House, 7999 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera, FL, or the Hospice of Health First in Melbourne, FL.
By CONNIE ESH
The Wilson Post
Trisha McCarter has personal reasons to support the American Heart Association.
She’s lost her father and two of her brothers to heart disease.
“If what I give saves one sister, one mama, one daughter from having to go through what we have, then it’s worth it,” McCarter said in an interview at Hair Unlimited where she works as a cosmetologist.
Last year she donated half of all she made on one Saturday to the Heart Fund, by sponsoring her daughter’s efforts to raise money for the Byars Dowdy Jump Rope for Heart event.
Public meeting set for Wilson County on Feb. 26
A comprehensive Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan for the greater Nashville region is currently in development by the Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO).
The MPO is working with local governments, businesses, non-profit organizations and the general public to prepare the plan, which will help establish bicycle and pedestrian transportation priorities for Davidson, Rutherford, Sumner, Wilson and Williamson counties, plus the cities of Spring Hill and Springfield.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Sam Kikla went 4-for-8 with five runs scored and five RBIs and Eric Mull drove in four runs, helping 11th-ranked Cumberland split a doubleheader at 18th-ranked Auburn-Montgomery Sunday.
The Bulldogs (3-2) dropped the opener, 12-6, but Lebanon’s Christian Jennings tossed the final two innings to post the save in a 7-6 game two triumph for CU.
Kikla was 3-for-5 with three runs scored and four RBIs in the opener, including a pair of home runs. The Malabar, Fla., native scored twice and drove in another run in the second contest.
Auburn-Montgomery (7-4) scored eight runs in the second inning in the first game to take control in a 12-6 victory. The Senators had the tying run on third in the third and sixth innings and had the leadoff man reach in the seventh in the second game but failed to capitalize.
Luke Whittaker (1-0) pitched in-and-out of trouble for the five-plus innings he tossed for the Bulldogs in the second game, picking up the victory by allowing five runs, one earned, on six hits. CU committed four errors in the contest, all of which led to AUM runs.
Jennings also had runners on base in both of his innings of work, including a two-out triple in the sixth where he stranded the runner at third and then the leadoff man in the seventh. But the freshman lefty induced a 6-4-3 doubleplay and then another groundout to post the save.
Saturday in Montgomery, Robert Post and Adam Sprague both tossed three-hit shutouts and leadoff hitter Sam Kikla scored five runs in the doubleheader, as Cumberland defeated Faulkner University, 6-0 and 15-0.
Eric Mull drove in seven runs in the twinbill, the first two wins of the season for the Bulldogs (2-1). CU won the second game in just five innings because of the 10-run rule.
Kikla, Mull, Matt Holliman, Max Kautz and Will Curry all collected two hits in the second game, while Kikla scored three times in the opener and Holliman drove in three runs with a bases-clearing double in a four-run second inning.
Post (1-0) tossed a three-hit shutout for CU, walking three and striking out five. Faulkner had at least one baserunner in the first six innings, but the Mt. Juliet Christian Academy product induced a pair of groundball doubleplays and the Eagles also lined into another twin-killing.
In the second contest, Holliman doubled down the leftfield line with one out in the first and scored on Mull’s single to left. The Bulldogs added six runs in the second and eight more in the third, taking advantage of three Faulkner errors along the way.
In the second Max Kautz and Curry both singled and Blake Simmons walked to load the bases. Kikla drove home two runs with a single and Holliman followed with an RBI single of his own. Mull then belted the Bulldogs second home run of the season, a three-run shot, for a 7-0 CU advantage.
Kautz led off the third with a solo homer. Curry was hit, Kikla singled again and Holliman reached on a fielder’s choice, loading the bases. Mull walked to force in a run and two more runs scored after a throwing error by Faulkner shortstop Austin Adams. A Kautz two-out walk forced in another run and Curry cleared the bases with a double to rightcenter for the final runs of the contest.
Sprague (1-0) walked two and struck out four in five innings of work, inducing eight ground ball outs. Again Faulkner had at least one baserunner in every inning but had only one reach second base.
In Friday’s season-opener, Zack Diekmann hit a solo homer but 11th-ranked Cumberland managed just five hits in a 4-1 loss at 18th-ranked Auburn-Montgomery Friday in a game called after six innings because of rain.
AUM’s Stephen Yates (3-0) picked up the win with six innings of work, walking two and striking out one while allowing the five hits and one run. Richard Timbrook (0-1), the CU starter, took the loss, giving up four runs, two earned, on eight hits in 4.1 innings. He walked four and did not strikeout a batter.
The Senators (6-1) scored once in the bottom of the first when leadoff batter Cody Shields singled in the middle of the infield and moved to third on Shane Moye’s single through the leftside. Tanner Williams grounded into a 6-3 doubleplay, but Shields scored on the play for an early lead.
Cumberland opens the home schedule next weekend against Iowa Wesleyan, with doubleheaders on Saturday (12 Noon) and Sunday (12:30 p.m.).