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D-B welcomes eight graduates into Hall of Fame

October 25th, 2012 7:43 pm by Bill Lane

KINGSPORT — Eight deserving graduates were inducted Thursday into the Dobyns-Bennett Hall of Fame, six of them posthumously.

Recognized for their outstanding contributions to mankind were Ed Cifers, Elizabeth (Lib) Dudney, William (Doe) Hood, Nancy Pridemore, Dr. Shelton Reed and the Peters brothers — Bobby, George and Tommy.

The event at MeadowView Convention Center marked the fourth year of inductions and covered a wide field of accomplishments.

Cifers, an All-Pro selection who played for the Washington Redskins and Chicago Bears, was D-B’s first all-state football player.

A four-sport letterman in high school, he became an outstanding lineman at the University of Tennessee and an officer in the U.S. Navy. He played in the Orange, Rose and Sugar Bowls.

Dudney promoted girls sports at D-B in a big way, was a respected teacher in the city system and later served as president of the Board of Education. She also helped raise funds to build the ultra-modern D-B fieldhouse.

Hood played center on D-B’s 1945 state championship football team. He was highly successful in architecture, designing and/or building houses, apartments, condominiums, commercial and public buildings and shopping centers.

Dr. Reed, one of the nation’s leading surgeons, played football, basketball and golf at D-B.

To read the story in its entirety, pick up a copy of the Oct. 26 edition of the Times-News.

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