Class of 1963
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The Reverend Joe H. Moore (BD) of Dover, TN, died March 8 at his residence. He was born November 7, 1927 in Hustburg, TN, son of the late Putman and Ressie Arney Moore. Mr. Moore retired after working 40 years as a United Methodist minister. He was 92. Posted 10.13.2020
Reverend Dr. Thomas W. Ogletree (PhD) is a United Methodist clergyman and a distinguished scholar of theological ethics and Christian social ethics. His lived commitment to social justice stretches back more than five decades to his involvement in the Civil Rights Movement. Ogletree's dedication to civil rights includes his participation as a Vanderbilt student in the Nashville sit-in movement to integrate lunch counters. He was a member of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee while working with James Lawson, John Lewis, Diane Nash and other social justice activists. Later, as a Vanderbilt professor, he supported school integration through his advisory board role with Concerned Citizens for Improved Schools. Ogletree taught as a theologian at Yale Divinity School before his retirement in 2009, and before that at Drew Theological Seminary, Vanderbilt Divinity School and Chicago Theological Seminary. He served terms as dean at both Yale and Drew and is a past president of the Society of Christian Ethics. Posted 10.12.20