Arkansas Obituaries - 1986 - Adrian L. Headley

A. L. HEADLEY, 63, TEACHER AT ASU, DIES IN MEMPHIS

JONESBORO -- Adrian L. Headley, 63, assistant professor at the College of Communications at Arkansas State University, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

Headley died of a long-term illness, an ASU spokesman said.

He had lived in Jonesboro since 1981 and had previously taught at Salem College in West Virginia and at Central Michigan University.

Before entering the teaching position, Headley worked on daily and weekly newspapers in West Virginia. Immediately before coming to Jonesboro, he served as chairman of the communications department at the University of Detroit.

He attended Amherst College in Massachusetts and received his bachelor's degree from Atlantic Union College in Massachusetts. He earned a master's degree in journalism in 1964 from Ohio State University at Athens and later studied toward a doctorate at Iowa State University in Iowa City.

Active as an office is the Public Relations Society of America, working with both the Little Rock and Memphis chapters, Headley served as a member of the National PRSA Judicial Ethics Committee and has been a public relations consultant to several local organizations.

He was a member of the Jonesboro Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Pauline Headley; a daughter, Mrs. Nanci Kotowski of Clarksburg, W.Va.; a son, Bryan Headley of Philippi, W.Va.; and two grandchildren.

The body was cremated and burial will be in West Virginia.

The Adrian L. Headley Textbook Scholarship Fund has been created for deserving students at Arkansas State University. Send memorial gifts to the Office of Development, P.O. Box 1990, Arkansas State University, State University, Arkansas 72467.

Source: The Arkansas Democrat, May 22, 1986

JOURNALIST AND EDUCATOR DIES AT 63

MEMPHIS -- Adrian L. Headley, 63, of Jonesboro, head of the Arkansas State University Public Relations Department, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital at Memphis.

Mr. Headley came to Arkansas in 1981 and served at ASU as an assistant professor of journalism and co-ordinated the public relations sequence in the University's College of Communications.

From 1969 until 1981, Mr. Headley was associated with the University of Detroit, where he served four years as chairman of the Communications Studies Department and also co-ordinated public relations.

From 1965 until 1969, Mr. Headley was an assistant professor of journalism at Central Michigan University at Mount Pleasant. He also was an instructor of journalism and English at Salem College at Salem, W.Va.

Mr. Headley also was editor of the Mason County, W.Va., News from 1957 until 1959 and served on the news staff of the Parkersburg, W.Va. News from 1959 until 1964.

He also was district superintendent of the Greater New York Conference of Seventh-day Adventists at Forest Hills, N.Y.

Mr. Headley was president-elect of the Little Rock and Memphis chapters of the Public Relations Society of America. He was a member of the PRSA Southwest district judicial panel, a member of Kappa Tau Alpha, the journalism honor society, at Detroit, and a former member of the Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi.

Survivors are his wife, Pauline Headley; a son, Bryan Headley of Philippi, W.Va., a daughter, Nanci Kotowski of Clarksburg, W.Va., and two grandchildren.

The body was cremated. Burial will be in West Virginia. Memorials may be made to Adrian L. Headley Textbook Scholarship Fund, Office of Development, P.O. Box 1990, State University, Ark. 72467.

Source: Gazette State News, undated

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