Brother and sister, Estelle W. Tatum and Alfred Coleman Waddell, were named Seniors of the Month for November. They were honored at the Nov. 19 City Council meeting and the Nov. 16 Summit Rotary Club meeting.
Tatum, who lives on Bennett Street, volunteers at the Urban Ministry Night Shelter. She is registrar for precinct 30 and codirector of the Union Memorial Church kindergarten.She is a member of the Greensboro chapter of the Bennett College Alumnae Association, the Retired School Teachers Association, NAACP, Eta Phi Beta sorority, Eastside Community Club, Asheboro Neighborhood Association, Dudley High School Alumni Association, Friendly Seniors Bowling League, and a charter member of the local chapter of the National Council of Negro Women.
Tatum is retired from Stokesdale Elementary School, where she was nominated as Teacher of the Year for 1970. She also taught at Summerfield and Brown Summit elementary schools.
Waddell, who lives on Tuscaloosa Street, volunteers as a mediator for the Guilford County Dispute Settlement Center, is a Best Friend with the Youth Services Bureau, a driver for the American Cancer Society, and a member and investigator for the NAACP Labor and Industry Committee.
He is a member of the Sharing and Caring Club at Windsor Community Center, Eastside Community Club, Neighbors United, Dudley High School Alumni Association, N.C. A&T State University Alumni Association, AARP, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. He is a master mason with St. John's Lodge 12, a 32 degree mason with Greensboro Consistory 106, and a Shriner with Khalif Temple 144.
Waddell worked as a compliance officer with the U.S. Department of Labor. He received the Distinguished Career Service and the Superior Performance awards from the Department of Labor.
Waddell and Tatum are members of Union Memorial United Methodist Church. Tatum is a lay leader, a member of the United Methodist Women, and works with vacation Bible school. Waddell is former chairman of the church administrative board.