Who is the most successful person who...

Who is the most successful person who has grown up in Campton?

Created by Wondering on Oct 23, 2009

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Dr. Ben Childers

Kenny Bell

Raymond Hurst

Kenny Proffitt

Larry Miller

Dr. Freddy Wright

Dr. Anthony Neff

Kathy Porter

Dr. Andy Graham

Donna Maddox

Flabbergasted

Franklin, TN

#23 Oct 24, 2009
I would imagine that you shouldn't judge people in anyway...you also shouldn't pass judgement on people because they make a lot of money either. What does Charles do? I don't know him???
I think

Macon, GA

#24 Oct 24, 2009
I think Randy White should be added. He has graduated college, joined the national guard, went to Iraq and is now the Warden at the prison in Green River. He has really made something of himself and I am really proud of him.
wait a minute

Morehead, KY

#25 Oct 25, 2009
what about some of our older folks who grew up here in Campton like Carl Stone, Chig and Buddy Brewer, Dr.Capps, Dr.Maddox, Corbitt Pelfrey, Harold Rose, Darrell Halsey. These were successful people that grew up in very difficult times and became Millionaires. How many of the above have done that?
Jenny

Lewisport, KY

#26 Oct 25, 2009
Tommy is.
onewentby

West Liberty, KY

#27 Oct 25, 2009
rosie posie wrote:
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Yeah... He grew up and forgot his raising, family, everything else...congrats on your success...
rosie posie...my my,,,In my last conversation with Ben, he had not forgotten where he came from nor where, to say the least, his family is. He attended church, with his family, at the 1st Church of God in Campton growing up, and still practices his faith. He is very proud of the fact the he was the President of the Wolfe County F.F.A. and the Regional President. He has discussed this many times AFTER graduating from W.C.H.S..
I am not saying that HE is THE most sucessfull person from this county, but was responding as to who he was. To the contrary, there are equally outstanding people who have attained fame, fortune, educational and the sciences success, musical and engineering success, government, law, etc. Many have moved to other areas of the Union and even other countries of the world and some, gladly, have chose to use their gift here, in Wolfe County, and probably have taken a loss in pay for it!
Judge Kenny Proffit went to school, and church, with Ben Jason Childers, and I would bet that he would attest to his character, his moral deportment, as well others mentioned here.
Ben Childers has not forgotten where he came from my friend......
proud

West Liberty, KY

#28 Oct 26, 2009
onewentby wrote:
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rosie posie...my my,,,In my last conversation with Ben, he had not forgotten where he came from nor where, to say the least, his family is. He attended church, with his family, at the 1st Church of God in Campton growing up, and still practices his faith. He is very proud of the fact the he was the President of the Wolfe County F.F.A. and the Regional President. He has discussed this many times AFTER graduating from W.C.H.S..
I am not saying that HE is THE most sucessfull person from this county, but was responding as to who he was. To the contrary, there are equally outstanding people who have attained fame, fortune, educational and the sciences success, musical and engineering success, government, law, etc. Many have moved to other areas of the Union and even other countries of the world and some, gladly, have chose to use their gift here, in Wolfe County, and probably have taken a loss in pay for it!
Judge Kenny Proffit went to school, and church, with Ben Jason Childers, and I would bet that he would attest to his character, his moral deportment, as well others mentioned here.
Ben Childers has not forgotten where he came from my friend......
Im surely glad that he is proud that he was President of FFA..lol
Yesterdays news

Franklin, TN

#29 Oct 26, 2009
I have been watching these comments and the voting with great amusement. I would seriously doubt that any of these individuals (in this poll) could care less what anyone in Campton thinks about their success. It sounds like the maker of the poll has in a sense called all of them out to be criticized (which is sad). I grew up with all of these people and knew most of them pretty well. I have to say that all of them were nice to me.It really doesn't matter who is crowned the "most successful" Wolfe Countian (according to this bogus poll). In fact, I doubt the out of towners know it exists (which gives the in-towners a real leg up :))I am proud to say that all of these folks grew up in good old Campton!
his sister

Germantown, TN

#30 Feb 2, 2010
Trouble wrote:
Did Freddy Wright finish at Wolfe County? I thought he moved at some point?
He went to Hazel Green Academy his 10th grade year....then we were in Christian county until he graduated
his sister

Germantown, TN

#31 Feb 2, 2010
speechless wrote:
I don't know about him, but Fred Wright works at Georgia Tech as a professor (security clearance for military program).
Freddy is an electronic engineer
his friend

Germantown, TN

#32 Feb 2, 2010
Campton talkin wrote:
I saw him once at the shell station a couple of years back. He is a major hottie...someone said that he works at some high profile private school in TN as an administrator.
Andy works at Lower School at Battle Ground Academy last I heard, this is Freds little sister. I talked to him a few years ago, but would love to get in contact with him again. Anyone know his email addy???
his sister

Germantown, TN

#33 Feb 2, 2010
guess what wrote:
A nurse probly makes more money then half the people on this post.
Uh, not even close...I am a nurse, and I can tell you for sure that an engineer with a PHD makes so much more than I do, my brother is one, I know....
Freds sister

Germantown, TN

#34 Feb 2, 2010
Yesterdays news wrote:
I have been watching these comments and the voting with great amusement. I would seriously doubt that any of these individuals (in this poll) could care less what anyone in Campton thinks about their success. It sounds like the maker of the poll has in a sense called all of them out to be criticized (which is sad). I grew up with all of these people and knew most of them pretty well. I have to say that all of them were nice to me.It really doesn't matter who is crowned the "most successful" Wolfe Countian (according to this bogus poll). In fact, I doubt the out of towners know it exists (which gives the in-towners a real leg up :))I am proud to say that all of these folks grew up in good old Campton!
I have to agree with you on that one!!!!!
Friend

West Liberty, KY

#35 Feb 3, 2010
Anthony Neff is a Vet in Lexington, He has done a great job.
his sister

Germantown, TN

#36 Feb 3, 2010
his sister wrote:
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He went to Hazel Green Academy his 10th grade year....then we were in Christian county until he graduated
No, I am wrong, he did go to WCHS his 9th and 10th grade, he didn't go to Hazel Green til 11th grade.
Gary Booth is

Jackson, KY

#37 Feb 3, 2010
Gary Booth, son of the late Taylor and Hazel Booth, is the most successfull person to ever come from Wolfe County. He is now retired and living in Hilton Head Island.
Gary made his fortune with Proctor and Gamble helping them develope products such as, Pampers, Chrest tooth paste, Jiff Peanut butter, Bounty paper towels etc. He eventually became lead researcher and Vice-Present of European Sales and at the time made his home in England and Belguim where he raised his family of three children.
Now he devotes his time to helping underpreveliged kids get a college education and has paid for over 30 kids to graduate from various universities across america.
success

Anderson, SC

#38 Feb 3, 2010
Confused wrote:
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You must be on welfare or some type of public assistance...most people have to strive to be successful and work to support their families. Those who don't appreciate success...usually haven't found any and that's what's really sad...
To me there are two requirements to being successful. 1.being self-sufficient and not asking the government to keep up you and your family.2. Personal success--if you are happy and pay your own way to me you are successful.
meme

West Liberty, KY

#39 Feb 3, 2010
Gary Booth is wrote:
Gary Booth, son of the late Taylor and Hazel Booth, is the most successfull person to ever come from Wolfe County. He is now retired and living in Hilton Head Island.
Gary made his fortune with Proctor and Gamble helping them develope products such as, Pampers, Chrest tooth paste, Jiff Peanut butter, Bounty paper towels etc. He eventually became lead researcher and Vice-Present of European Sales and at the time made his home in England and Belguim where he raised his family of three children.
Now he devotes his time to helping underpreveliged kids get a college education and has paid for over 30 kids to graduate from various universities across america.
Gary is a good person and what he has done is a success
fan of earl

West Liberty, KY

#40 Feb 3, 2010
What about Earl Pence? He grew up in Wolfe Co. He was a war hero. He was a prisoner of war in WWII and endured a horrible time. He was proud to have been a Marine and serve his country. He NEVER boasted about his honor and bravery. He married a fine woman and was a great stepfather to her son, who is also VERY successful. Earl, to me, was a very successful man. He was a friend to all, very giving, lived his life with meaning and was never rude or unkind to anyone. He chose to make his life here with the family and friends he loved. He could have been successful wherever he'd chosen to go. He chose to stay and be a good neighbor to everyone. For the way he lived his life, I would say he was a great role model. He lived his life to the fullest. He wasn't the richest man, but he was well off. He was happy with himself and with his life. I'd say Mr. Pence was a successful person.

Since: Dec 10

Corona, CA

#41 Dec 12, 2010
I am Ben Childers, a lot has been written. I am a Plastic Surgeon in California. I trained *t Harvard Medical School one of the best colleges in the US, I have trained with the best plastic surgeons in the world. I am President of Riverside Plastic Surgery Associates. I have been an academic plastic surgeon with apts at Harvard Medical School, UiCSD in San Diego and at Loma Linda University. My daughters are both actresses and Ashley is an accomplished singer with albums on itunes and napster ans amazon. I am the best that campton has ever produced, thank you
Screw U

West Liberty, KY

#42 Dec 15, 2010
Ben, if that really is you writing this....screw you. That is arrogant, cocky and disrespectful to others from our wonderful little town who are just as successful in their own fields. Money, my old friend, doesn't mean everything to everyone.

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