Young Adron Doran
On Adron Doran
Adron Doran was born in Graves County,
Kentucky, on September 1, 1909. He was baptized in 1927 by Alonzo
Williams. He is married to the former Mignon McClain.
He attended Freed-Hardeman College for
two years, then studied at Murray State College where he received the
B.S. and M.A. degrees. He also held the degree of Ed. D. from the
University of Kentucky.
His career in education was long and
impressive. Brother Doran was for fifteen years a high school teacher,
principal, and basketball coach. He served two and one-half years as
Director of Teacher Education and Certification in the Kentucky State
Department of Education.
about 1954 he served many years as president of Morehead State College,
Morehead, Kentucky, during which time the enrollment increased from 700
to 3800. This post he served for 23 years. He served as president and
former member of the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Education
Association. He also served as a member of the Legislative Commission of
the National Education Association and as a member of the Southern
Regional Education Board of Directors.
Brother Doran began preaching in
Arlington, Kentucky, in 1928, one year after he was baptized. He has
continued to preach on Sundays and each summer holds two meetings, one
in June and one in August. There was no congregation of the church in
Morehead when Brother Doran moved there in 1954. They began meeting with
seven members in the basement of one of the dormitories on campus.
Today, with the help of other congregations and individuals, they have
erected a building, and are providing spiritual assistance to the large
number of Christian students enrolled at the State College.
Brother Doran was for ten years a member
of the Kentucky House of Representatives and served for one term as
Speaker of the House. He was honored by the Kentucky Press Association
as Kentuckian of the Year in 1954.
died November 23, 2001 at the age of 92. He was buried in the Highland
Park Cemetery in Mayfield, Kentucky.
It was the
privilege of your webmaster to visit with Brother Doran on one occasion.
He spent about two hours helping me locate the final resting place of
some of the great preacher of the Restoration Movement buried in the
Lexington, Kentucky area. At the age of 91 he was still very sharp, and
knew specifically many historical locations. He was a great servant in
Source: Gleaned from The Ministers' Monthly Vol. X No.9, May, 1965, J.
Cliett Goodpasture and other information.
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To The Grave Of Adron Doran
is buried in the Highland Park Cemetery In Mayfield, Kentucky. In West
Memphis, Arkansas take I-55 North. Take I-155 toward at Dyersburg,
Tennessee and head north of Dyersburg toward Union City. Coming into Union
City take the Hwy 51/45 bypass. Head north into Kentucky on Hwy. 45.
toward Mayfield Kentucky. It will become the Purchase Parkway. Take Exit
21 on Purchase Parkway. Go south on Highway 45. Go east on
. Turn left on 9th Street. Take the first right after crossing West Willow Dr. From the sign you
can see a towering pointed monument about 20 feet tall to the right. Pass
the entrance sign and turn left. The marker is to the left about 15 graves.
are no dates or other information on the marker. Only
the names Adron and Mignon Doran.
Special Thanks are extended to Tom Childers of Henderson, Tennessee who
visited the grave of Adron Doran in July, 2003 and sent both pictures and
directions to the gravesite.
Location – 36º43.453N x 88º 38.235W
Interment #6219; Lot 9