Today’s Washington Times carries this story of a teacher at the Clinton, Maryland, Grace Brethren Christian School who was killed in the crash of an ultralight airplane. Howard Mayes is pastor of the Clinton church. This is a short excerpt. To read the entire article, click on http://washingtontimes.com/functions/print.php?StoryID=20070507-110434-6994r
Students and faculty at Grace Brethren Christian School in Clinton remember Arnold Lee Yowell as a popular teacher affectionately known as “Mr. Science.”
Yesterday morning, they gathered for a chapel service to honor the science department chairman who died Saturday when the ultralight airplane he was piloting crashed nose-first into a field in Pennsylvania.
“It’s safe to say, he really had an influence over hundreds of people over the years,” said George Hornickel, director of Grace Brethren, a school whose motto is “The whole Bible and nothing but the Bible.” “He leaves some very big shoes to try to fill for next year.”
On Sunday night, 150 students, faculty, alumni and Mr. Yowell’s wife, Vicki, took part in a candlelight vigil, and yesterday more than 400 people attended the chapel service where they spoke of the dry sense of humor of the man who had spent nine years at the school.