Sam Anderson - Member

      Cell: 423/488-0771, Home: 423/942-6649, Email: SamSan2010@att.net

     

Sam Anderson was born in Chattanooga, Tn. Educated in Marion Co. except for two years at military school in mid-sixties. I attended several colleges, one being Samford University that I enrolled thinking I wanted to get a pharmacy degree. Several things happened that made me change direction. I then received a B.S. in applied organizational management from Tusculum College. I have worked for a national photography company, a local hospital and then for State of Tennessee. I have been married for 44 years to a beautiful lady I met on blind date my junior year in high school. We have two children and four grandchildren. My wife and I are active at First Baptist Church Jasper.

Sherry Barnett - President

     423/240-3834, Email: SFBarnett5690@aol.com

     

Sherry Barnett has lived in Marion County since 1959 and graduated from high school in South Pittsburg, Tn. She grew up in Decatur, Al where her extended family lives, Further education was completed at Tennessee Wesleyan University where she graduated with a major in business. After graduation she completed 21 hours of graduate business studies at UTC. She is married to Bob Barnett and they have two children and three grandchildren. After high school she worked at both Pittsburg Knitting Mills and U. S. Stove in South Pittsburg for a total of approximately seven years. She left to take a position with the Tennessee Valley Authority where she was employed in the business area for thirty years, and after as a contractor for over two additional years. She has been a volunteer at the Marion County food bank for over twelve years, in addition she is an active volunteer for the TVA retirees group (BVI) staffing TVA visitors centers.

Derrald Beck - Purchasing & Distribution

     423/883-7656, Email: TwoDBeck2@gmail.com

     

Derrald was born in Flagstaff, Arizona, and moved to California as an infant. His childhood education included attending several grades in a one-room classroom in Redwood Creek, California. After a four-year stint in the Air Force, he obtained his Bachelor degree at California State University, Long Beach, and completed his graduate work at Pepperdine University and Missouri State University. His responsibilities as an ordained Baptist minister, classroom teacher and school administrator took Derrald and his family from California to Missouri, Florida, Michigan and Tennessee before his retirement in 1999. He serves as vice moderator of the Sequatchie Valley Baptist Association. Additionally, he is an adult Sunday School teacher at Baptist Hill Church in Jasper, where he and his wife, Darlene, are active members. They have four children and ten grandchildren.

Jimmy Dempsey - Assistant Building & Grounds Superintendent

     423/309-6372, Email: Dempsey98@svecfiber.com

     

Jimmy was raised in Whitwell, TN and graduated from Whitwell High School. He is currently employed at Signal Mountain Cement. He has been married to his wife, Tammy, for 26 years and they have one son. He is an adult Sunday School teacher at First Baptist Church Jasper where he and his wife are active members.

Cheryl Hale - Coordinator of Volunteers

     434/962-0006, Email: ScraprCheryl@gmail.com

     

Cheryl was born in Germany to a military father and an English teacher mother. She has lived in 10 states, including her favorite, Alaska. Cheryl attended California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA, where she studied business and marketing. She worked for several healthcare companies in sales, marketing and management until she retired to raise her only daughter (with her husband Jim). They lived in Charlottesville, VA for 15 years before officially retiring and moving to Jasper Highlands five years ago. Volunteering is her passion and she has worked with several food banks and church outreach projects. She and her husband attend Grace Presbyterian Church in Jasper. Cheryl has been volunteering for The Marion Community Food Bank for almost four years and loves helping to meet the food and utility assistance needs of this wonderful community.

George Jackson - Treasurer

     Cell: 423/802-3732, Home: 423/942-3084, Email: GCJCPA1@bellsouth.net

George was reared in Victoria, Tennessee. He graduated from Whitwell High School in 1964 as valedictorian. He graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a BS in Accounting. He served as the Student Government Treasurer while at MTSU. Upon graduation, he married the lovely Glenna Wells. They have two children, Gwen who is a librarian and Gena who is a psychologist. George is a member of McKendree United Methodist Church where he has served as Treasurer for over 20 years. After serving in the Army in Vietnam, George passed the CPA exam and became a Certified Public Accountant. He was recruited by Arthur Andersen & Co and practiced with them for over twelve years. Before opening his own practice in Jasper, George functioned as Chief Financial Officer of Miller Reid, Inc. George retired from his accounting practice in 2009 and currently enjoys traveling and volunteering. In addition to being a life member of the American Institute of CPAs, George has always believed in giving back to the community. Some of his civic work includes the County Fair, Chamber of Commerce, SERTOMA club, Solid Waste Disposal, Inc., Marion County Environmental and Industrial Board, Hooper Scholars, G I Brown Trust, Brown Children's Trust, Donal Matthews Trust and others.

Bruce Johnson - Building & Grounds Superintendent

     423/779-4097, Email: MBJLSJ1@gmail.com

     

Bruce Johnson was born near Huntsville, Alabama, in 1948, and educated in the Madison County, AL public schools. Bruce served in the Army as a helicopter crew chief 1968-1970, spending most of his military time in Germany. After returning from the military, he attended Northeast Alabama State Jr. College where he majored in engineering. Bruce worked at Lozier Corporation in Scottsboro, Alabama for 24 years as Maintenance Superintendent and Engineer, retiring in 1997. At that time, Bruce came to work for Lodge Manufacturing in South Pittsburg where he worked as Maintenance Coordinator and in 2004 moved into Management. He once again retired after 17 years with Lodge.

Bruce and his wife Linda, a retired teacher, reside on a ridge near Jasper where they spend time watching the wildlife. They are also active in their church, Sardis United Methodist Church, where Bruce serves as a trustee.

Bruce and Linda enjoy traveling when they are not working at the Food Bank or the church. They most recently toured several European countries for their 50th anniversary. Their favorite destination is Yellowstone which they have visited several times. The Johnsons hope to continue their travels when the covid risk is over.


Charles McEntyre - Recording Secretary & Good Neighbors

     423/658-9393, Email: CLMeEntyre@gmail.com

Charlie was raised in Whitwell, Tennessee and graduated from Whitwell High School in 1968. He has a BA in Biology from Vanderbilt University and a MS in Environmental Engineering from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Tennessee, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Alabama and a Master Level Certified Hazardous Materials Manager. Charlie worked for TVA for 38 years in various environmental engineering positions before retiring in 2012. He married his lovely wife Ruthie Stamper McEntyre in 1972 and they have one daughter and two grandsons. Ruthie was an elementary school teacher and librarian and also retired in 2012. Charlie and Ruthie are active members of Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church where Charles is currently serving as lay leader. Charles is also assistant chief of the Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department which he joined in 1976. Charlie is also in the Crossroads Ruritan Club where he is currently serving as secretary.

Ann Pryor - Good Neighbors

     Cell: 423/618-2597, Home: 423/942-3019, Email  GranPryor@gmail.com

     

Ms. Pryor's Bio coming soon!