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Six inducted into D-B Alumni Association Hall of Fame

October 25th, 2013 10:08 pm by Rick Wagner

Six inducted into D-B Alumni Association Hall of Fame

KINGSPORT — A male college student won a homecoming queen contest wearing a bag over his head, going on to become a prolific writer and newspaper columnist.

A coach helped break the color barrier in southern college basketball, ultimately leading to his resignation although he didn’t see the trumped-up charges against him for 35 years.

Such are a few off the back stories among six Dobyns-Bennett High School graduates who were inducted into the school’s alumni Hall of Fame Thursday at MeadowView Conference, Resort & Convention Center.

The fifth annual ceremony honored coach Eddie Durham, teacher and author Barbara Goodlett, coach Beryl Shipley, writer Vince Staten, coach Dickie Warren and retired Army Col. Bruce Wilder. The first three are deceased.

The Dobyns-Bennett Alumni Association Hall of Fame was established in 2009 and all inductees, with photos and biographies, can be found online at D-B Alumni Association & Reunions on

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