December 1999: Vol. 79, No. 1

Class Notes, Grad Notes, and Obituaries


As an example of how far UGA's reach extends, Kathryn Costello, senior vice president for external affairs, circumnavigated the globe on a recent trip to touch base with alumni in Europe and get a first-hand look at the University's outreach efforts in Asia.

Costello's odyssey began in Paris, where she met with a group of 25 transplanted Bulldogs who live in France. She then led a two-week alumni tour of the French Riviera, eventually porting in Rome. She was accompanied by 23 alums, who luxuriated in the time they spent aboard the M.S. Cezanne II.

"We put together 20-25 trips a year for about 750 alums," says Costello. "It's a great way to see the world and catch up with what your classmates and fellow alums are doing. I had a fantastic time!"

From Paris, Costello flew to Beijing, then to Shanghai, where UGA's Carl Vinson Institute of Government is training public officials in the governing techniques of a market society. "UGA is breaking new ground with this program," says its director, Steve Wrigley, "and Kathryn is the perfect goodwill intermediary."

Tours information:


Think of it as a new entrance to the University, just slightly west of the Arch. UGA's new Atlanta Club is located in the South Tower of the Atlanta Financial Center at the intersection of Highway 400 and Peachtree in the heart of Buckhead. A members-only facility for those who belong to UGA's National Alumni Association, the Atlanta Club has 10,000 square feet of office space, including two conference rooms, a boardroom, classroom space, and a hospitality lounge. President Adams has an office there, and alumni director Dave Muia (AB '74) envisions the new facility as both UGA's Atlanta annex and a waystation for alumni.

"If you've flown into town on business and have two hours to kill before heading back to the airport, this is where you come," says Muia. "We have carrels where you can dock your laptop and read your e-mail. If you live in Atlanta, this is where you entertain clients and make contacts. But you must be an NAA member to use it."

NAA membership information:

Next reunion: April 14-16, 2000
Chair: Al Wheeler (AB '40)
All loyalty classes (those prior to 1950), plus the classes of '50, '55, '60, '65, '70, '75, '80, '85, and '90 will celebrate their class reunions on the weekend of April 14-16, 2000. Headquarters is the Georgia Center. Come back to Athens and reminisce about your college days! To help plan your reunion and communicate with former classmates, contact reunion coordinator Susan Bond (800/606-8786) or visit the Alumni Reunions web site for a Reunion Weekend schedule.

Dan Magill (ABJ'42) is often referred to as the "Greatest Bulldog of them all"—and it's no wonder. He once wore three hats at UGA: tennis coach, sports information director, and secretary of the Bulldog Club. The tennis complex is already named for Magill, and in recent ceremonies before the Kentucky game the pressbox was also named in honor of a man who spent 30 years as SID.

The American Association of University Women recently presented Bertie Miles (BSHE '48) of Blackshear with the Dorothy Q. Smith Award in honor of her extensive volunteer service.

REUNION '50-'55-'60
Next reunion: April 14-16, 2000
Chairs: Johnny Griffith (BSEd '50), Richard Trotter (BBA '55), Marilyn Carroll (AB '60) and Tom Pound (BBA '60)
For information contact reunion coordinator Susan Bond (800/606-8786) or visit the Alumni Reunions web site for a Reunion Weekend schedule.

Ray Gotko (BFA '61, MFA '63) of Clarkesville is the new pastor at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Fort Valley. Jay W. "Janet Jewell" MacIntosh (BFA '61, MA '62) of Beverly Hills, Calif., set aside careers in acting and real estate to pursue a law degree. She graduated from Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa, Calif., in May. Oconee County Commission Chairman Wendell Dawson (AB '62) of Watkinsville was elected to the board of directors of First American Bank and Trust Company. As a writer and consultant on human rights, Nancy Flowers (AB '62) of Woodside, Calif., conducts seminars and training courses throughout the world. She's also written several books on human rights, including her most recent Local Action/Global Change: Learning About the Human Rights of Women and Girls. Billy Miles (BBA '62) of Baxley is now a licensed real estate agent for the Atkins Agency. Alston D. "Pete" Correll (BBA '63) of Atlanta, chairman of the board, CEO and president of Georgia-Pacific Corp., delivered the commencement address at Coastal Georgia Community College. Michael Engram (AB '63) of Lilburn has joined Mountain National Bank as a vice president in the real estate department. Harold "Kimsey" Wood (BSEd '64, MEd '65, EdS '71) of Waleska retired as superintendent of Pickens County schools. Mark Towles Jr. (BBA '65, MAcc '67) of Athens retired from Southern Electric System after 25 years of service.

Next reunion: April 14-16, 2000
Chair: Jim Wimberly (BBA '65)
For information contact reunion coordinator Susan Bond (800/606-8786) or visit the Alumni Reunions web site for a Reunion Weekend schedule.

Ellis Crook (BBA '65) of Macon, chairman and CEO of First South Bank, was named executive vice president of Century South Banks, the parent company of First South. Lauren "Bubba" McDonald Jr. (BBA '65) of Commerce recently spoke at the Habersham County Rotary Club. Bubba was appointed by Zell Miller in 1998 to serve on the Public Service Commission, and he also serves as a partner in L.W. McDonald and Son Funeral Home in Cumming. Jerry Moseley Jr. (BSEd '65, MEd '71) of Macon retired as a teacher and program chairman for exceptional children at Central High School after 30 years of service. Upon retirement, he received the Teacher of the Year award from the Central Georgia Association of Retarded Citizens. John Dillard Sr. (BBA '66, MBA '68) owns the Dillard House restaurant. He also serves on the Rabun County Hospital Authority. Donald Sparks (BSEd '66, MEd '67) of Woodstock has joined the Berry College faculty as a math science professor. John Lough (ABJ '67, MA '82, EdD '97) of Winston-Salem, N.C., has been promoted to vice president for BB&T Corporation. State Senator Faye Smith (AB '68) of Milledgeville served as emcee for the 1999 Putnam County Dairy Festival Queen Pageant. Peter Crumbley (BBA '69) of Winder, a senior loan officer for Premier Lending Corp., received a Diamond Award from the Mortgage Bankers Association.

Next reunion: April 14-16, 2000
Chair: Dink NeSmith (ABJ '70)
For information contact reunion coordinator Susan Bond (800/606-8786) or visit the Alumni Reunions web site for a Reunion Weekend schedule.

Army officer Gregory Premo (ABJ '70) of Fairfax Station, Va., was promoted to brigadier general. Kenneth "Duane" Tomlin (BSEd '70, MSW '72) of Lyons was appointed director of the Emanuel County Department of Family and Children Services after 25 years with the division. Vivian Cartwright Cooper (BSHE '71, MAEx '82) of McRae retired from the Telfair county extension service after 29 years. Victor Peña (BBA '71) is the new vice president of financial systems and controller for AGL Resources and vice president controller for their main subsidiary, Atlanta Gas Light Company. E.J. "Jud" Vann (BBA '71) is chairman-elect of the Georgia Bankers Association. Jud also serves as president and CEO of Planters and Citizens Bank in Camilla. Mark McComb (BBA '72, MBA '75) of Charlotte, N.C., started NeWorld Solutions, a web-based company, and will serve as executive director of operations. John Parker Jr. (AB '73) was named corporate vice president and general counsel of Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. Richard Petty (AB '73) of Douglasville was selected as United Way Volunteer of the Year in Douglas County. John Pike (MEd '73) of Waycross was named a 1999 Outstanding Alumnus of LaGrange College. Sanford Jones (AB '74) of Fairburn, who served as a juvenile court judge for Fulton County since 1992, is now chief judge of Fulton's Juvenile Court.

Next reunion: April 14-16, 2000
Chairman: Jane Vandiver Kidd (ABJ '75)
For information contact reunion coordinator Susan Bond (800/606-8786) or visit the Alumni Reunions web site for a Reunion Weekend schedule.

Alumni in the News:

With three Olympic gold medals and a bronze in her trophy case, Atlantan Teresa Edwards (BSEd '89) should be ready to rest on her laurels, right? No way, says the former Georgia All-American, who will be going for Olympic medal No. 5 in Sydney next year. Edwards is already the only basketball player in the world—male or female—to participate in four Olympics, and her former coach at UGA, Andy Landers, says no one will ever match that, let alone go for five.

Environmentalist Edgar Wayburn (AB '26) of San Francisco has a different sort of medal to brag about—the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which the long-time president of the Sierra Club received from President Clinton at a White House ceremony in August. After graduating magna cum laude from UGA, Wayburn got a degree from the Harvard medical school, then turned his efforts to conservation, particularly on the West Coast. "Families have Ed to thank," says current Sierra Club president Chuck McGrady, "when they gaze at sea lions on the California coast, hike among redwood trees, or bicycle through Golden Gate Park."

The headline in the Wall Street Journal read, "Next Beanie Babies?" That kind of free publicity should make Chevron's toy cars even more popular than they already are. Created by Charlie McQuilkin (BFA '74), vice president of Young & Rubicam in San Francisco, the cars first caught the public's attention in animated TV commercials, and now more than 11 million plastic collectibles have been sold in convenience stores at Chevron service stations. Next gig for the big-eyed cars: entertaining people waiting in line at the Autopia ride at Disneyland.

Peabody winner Pat Mitchell (AB '65, MA '67), president of CNN Productions, has co-produced another epic along the lines of "Cold War." This time, she and her co-producer, British documentary-maker Sir Jeremy Isaacs tackled "MIllennium," a 10-hour series that dwarfs anything the other networks are doing on this topic.

Only 20 teachers were among USA Today's 1999 All-USA Teacher first-team selections, and four of them are Georgia grads: Rhonda Nachamkin (BSEd '72, MEd '73), first grade, River Eyes Elementary, Roswell; Sylvia Dee Shore (MEd '80), third grade, Clubview Elementary, Columbus; and the team of Sandra Duck Eidson (MEd '88, EdS '90, EdD '92) and Lela Whelchel (EdS '90), ninth grade biology/geometry, West Hall H.S., Oakwood.

Former Newsweek staffer and Mickey Mouse Club host Fred Newman (AB '74) returned to his home town of LaGrange recently to amuse school kids. Newman's 1980 book Mouth Sounds is now in its tenth printing. Fred lives in Connecticut, and does voices for the Disney cartoon "Doug."

In Chicken Soup for the College Soul, L.A. screenwriter Rob Miller (ABJ '84) penned a poignant chapter about Kim Lattanze (BSHE '83), who died in an auto accident in 1986. Miller remembers how a single act—Kim coming over to talk to him when he was sitting by himself at a club—inspired him to reach out to other people. "I can recognize myself in those bashful souls, and then I think of Kim," he writes. "What would she do in a situation like this? I walk over and say hello."
Stacie Sutton

David Curry (BSA '75) of Mount Vernon is the new county extension coordinator for Toombs County. Steven White (ABJ '75) of Rome was promoted to an officer with SunTrust Bank. Bruce Broadrick (BSPh '76) of Dalton is the 1999 recipient of the Bowl of Hygeia Award, which honors pharmacists in each state for outstanding community service. Bridget Weaver Greene (BSHE '76) of Statesboro has been busy receiving awards. Bridget was honored at the Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards Banquet. She was also named Nurse of the Year by the Rural Southeast Georgia Black Nurses Association. Deborah Sims Thrasher (ABJ '76) of Athens is the new librarian for Oconee County. Richard Williams (BSEH '76) of Summerville, S.C., received his second Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for serving as special assistant for chemical and biological warfare defense. The coordinator of the peach breeding program for South Georgia, Gerard Krewer (BSA '77, MS '81), was promoted to full professor at the UGA Extension Service in Tifton. Frank Green (BSFR '78) of Macon received the Forest Conservationist of the Year Award from the Georgia Wildlife Federation. As water quality coordinator for the state, Frank has done extensive work on minimizing the impact of timber management on water quality. Michele Burns (BBA '79, MAcc '80) of Atlanta will be joining Delta Air Lines in January as the company's new treasurer. A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc. has hired Beth Jones Fletcher (ABJ '79) as associate vice president for investments. Pamela Pearson (ABJ '79) is now vice president and general manager at KCPQ-TV (Fox 13) in Seattle.

Next reunion: April 14-16, 2000
For information contact reunion coordinator Susan Bond (800/606-8786) or visit the Alumni Reunions web site for a Reunion Weekend schedule.

Sue Dabrowski (BBA '80) of Mountainside, N.J., was promoted to director of staff integration with Keane, Inc., a consulting company headquartered in Boston. William Perryman Jr. (ABJ '80) and Mary Woodward (BBA '80) are the new parents of Mary Elizabeth Perryman, born April 4. William is southern regional sales manager for Sunshine Metals, and Mary is a senior financial consultant and assistant vice president with Merrill Lynch. Thomas Porter Jr. (BBA '80) of Fairfield, Conn., recently joined MCI WorldCom as a national account manager in New York City. Pamela Morris Brady (BSEd '81, MEd '84) of Loganville was recognized as the 1999 National Elementary School Counselor of the Year by the American School Counselors Association. As new chairman of the Gainesville-Hall County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Julius "Melvin" Cooper (BSEd '81) says he plans to transform the area into a major tourist attraction. John "Rusty" Jackson (AB '81, JD '84) of Cumming has been selected as Forsyth County's first full-time Juvenile Court Judge. Mike Scott (BBA '81) is executive vice president and COO for the new Newnan-Coweta Community Bank. James Taylor IV (AB '81) of Alpharetta has recently formed JT & Associates, Medical Search and Sales Recruiting. Judge John Ellington (BBA '82, JD '85) of Soperton was appointed to the Georgia Court of Appeals by Gov. Roy Barnes. Deborah Roberts (ABJ '82), a correspondent for ABC-TV's "20/20," returned to her home state to deliver the keynote address for Fort Valley State University's graduation last spring, then gave the McGill Lecture at UGA this fall. The Day Hospitality Group hired Barry Wabler (BBA '82, MAcc '83) of Atlanta to serve as corporate controller. Rodney Beasley (AB '83) was presented with the garden club's public service award for his contributions to the city of Warrenton. Daryl Dykes (BS '83) of Birmingham, just completed a four-year tour in Germany and Bosnia with the U.S. Army. He now practices general orthopedics in Alabaster, Ala. Sharron Woodard Thrift (BSEd '83) of Blackshear is the Secondary Teacher of the Year for District 2. Faye Newman Tyus (BBA '83, MEd '88) of Cochran is the 1999 Teacher of the Year for Bleckley County Middle School. Lisa Lane White (ABJ '83) of Columbus is president and CEO of, one of two strategic internet banking initiatives of Synovus Financial Corp. Jeff Beinke (BBA '84) of Dunwoody is the new vice president of product strategy at Employease Inc., an internet-based provider of human resource and benefit management software. Mark Fricks (BSPh '84) of Pace, Fla., was hired as director of the pharmacy department at West Florida Regional Medical Center.

Next reunion: April 14-16, 2000
Chairman: Clayton Whitehead (BMus '85)
For information contact reunion coordinator Susan Bond (800/606-8786) or visit the Alumni Reunions web site for a Reunion Weekend schedule.

Randolph Cooper (BBA '85, MS '96) of Mobile, Ala., is a programmer analyst at Litton Data Systems in Pascagoula, Miss. William Moore Jr. (BSA '85) of Forsyth is first vice president and manager of the new Macon office of Morgan Stanley Dean Witter. David Schlitt (BBA '85) and Cheryl Welton Schlitt (BBA '85) have returned to the U.S. from their six-year assignment with Ernst & Young LLP in Duesseldorf, Germany. They are now living in the Tampa Bay area. Sandy Layne Shattles (BSA '85, DVM '88) of Snellville joined the staff of the Blairsville Animal Hospital. Angela Patterson Wadley (BS '85) of Stone Mountain is working for the North Highland Company as a manager specializing in information technology consulting and project management. As vice president of Greater Rome Bank, David Mullinax (BBA '86) will primarily handle the loan department. Michael Farmer (BSPh '87) of Winder is chairman of the board of the Georgia Pharmacy Association. As BellSouth's new market manager for the Wiregrass Region, Barry Gillespie (AB '87) will be responsible for sales, business development, and public relations in Southeast Alabama. Scott Butler (BS '88, MHP '92) of Norcross, an archaeologist with the firm Brockington and Associates, presented his findings from an archaeological project in Rome, Ga., to the Northwest Georgia Archaeology Society. Royal Hamlin (MFA '88) of Baton Rouge, La., is the new artistic director of the Baton Rouge Little Theater. Neuro-ophthalmologist Jennie Oliver Hunnewell (BS '88) of Edmond, Okla., joined Britton Vision Associates as a surgeon. David Nissen (BSEd '88) of Ocala, Fla., was named CEO of Charter Springs Behavioral Health System. Pamela Hall (AB '89) of Eatonton received her doctor of medicine degree from the Medical College of Georgia. Beth Riedinger Kieffer (BSEd '89) of Cumming was named assistant principal at Chattahoochee Elementary. Alexander Sessoms (BS '89) and Elizabeth Lane Sessoms (BA '92) of Ocean Springs, Miss., proudly announce the birth of their son, Jackson Alexander. First South Bank employee Derek Watkins (BBA '89) of Macon was promoted to senior vice president and regional retail sales and service manager.

Next reunion: April 14-16, 2000
For information contact reunion coordinator Susan Bond (800/606-8786) or visit the Alumni Reunions web site for a Reunion Weekend schedule.

Samuel "Linn" Hudson (ABJ '90) of Alto was named regional sales and marketing director of the Northeast Georgia Region of Community Newspapers, Inc. Wendell McMurrain (AB '91) and Kelley Langley McMurrain (BSEd '90) are the proud parents of a baby boy, Brennan, born Feb. 18. Wendell is a graduate student at Georgia State, and Kelley works in physicians relations as a network director at Emory Parkway Medical Center. Jake Price (BSA '90) is the new agricultural and horticultural extension agent for Camden County. Angela James (BBA '91, BSFCS '94, MSW '98) of Rocksmart is promoting Project Healthy Grandparents—a program for grandparents who are raising children—in Oconee County. The University of Denver law school presented Alan Pogue (AB '91) with the Marion F. Jones Memorial Fund Scholarship, which supports students in the transportation law program. Laurie Johnson Wright (BSEd '91) gave birth to twins, Laura Kate and Thomas Wesley, on Aug. 13, 1998. Brian Gardner (AB '92) of Atlanta passed the Georgia Department of Revenue Appraiser examination for real property appraisers and Fulton County tax assessors. He also passed the exam for his second degree Tae Kwon Do black belt. Pediatrician Benjamin Hester (BS '92) of LaGrange has joined the Clark Holder Clinic. Stephen Maloof (BBA '92) of Atlanta is vice president of new account development for Tanner & Ballew. Lisa McDonald (BSPh '92) of Sandersville is the new owner and proprieter of Tompkins Pharmacy. William Morrill (AB '92) and his wife Heather Wessel Morrill (DVM '99) are now living in Snellville, where William works for the Victaulic Company of America as a territory manager. Heather is a veterinarian at Brookwood Animal Hospital. William reports, "We love Snellville and our new house, which may reach zoo status before too long. We currently have three dogs, a cat, a horse, and a donkey." John Colegrove (BMus '93) of Athens received his doctorate degree in musical arts from UNC-Greensboro. Robert Haag (ABJ '93) of Atlanta is the new studio production director for Sawyer Riley Compton. Joseph Manfredi (BS '93) earned his doctor of medicine degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pa., and is beginning a residency in internal medicine at Wake Forest Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. Ashley Disque (AB '94) married Michael Jenkins (BBA '93, MAcc '95) on June 5 at St. Simons Island. Ashley also recently received her JD degree from George Mason School of Law in Virginia. John Ford (AB '94) of Clermont has begun the MPA program at North Georgia College and State University. He is also an admissions representative for Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland. Martina Jimenez (AB '94) of Woodbridge, Va., was hired by North American Mortgage Company as a loan officer at their Fayetteville office. Kevin Jump (BSA '94) of Cochran is the 1999 Teacher of the Year for Bleckley County High. Carolina Panther's kicker John Kasay (ABJ '94) of Charlotte, N.C., is pursuing an NFL Career Internship with Rep. Sue Myrick (R- N.C.) in Washington. David Nance (BSAE '94) of Leesburg, a technology teacher at Adairsville High School, earned a master of education degree from Berry College.

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Lauren Caswell Brooks (ABJ '96) is the assistant editor in the homes department at Oxmoor House publishing company. Martha Hoyt (BSFCS '96) of Rome joined Hardy Realty and Development Co. as a sales associate. Douglas MacMillan Jr. (AB '96) of Richmond, Va., received his Master of Divinity degree from the Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education. Dori Steavens (ABJ '96) of Albany was promoted to assistant account executive for Freebairn & Co., a marketing, advertising, and public relations agency. Geneva Wiggs (BSFCS '96, MSW '99) of Athens is the new interim director of the Project Safe shelter. Nutritionist Donna Ruiz Anderson (BSFCS '97) of Calhoun became a registered dietitian after completing the state examination. Former CNN employee Tisha Puri (ABJ '97) of Ballwin, Mo., recently married John Sheridan IV. Matthew Greer (AB '98) of Perry joined the CB&T as management associate. He'll specialize in loan review. Cameron Johnson (ABJ '98) of Columbus is a staff writer at the Times-Herald in Newnan. Bryan Ponder (BSBE '98) of Dunwoody is associated with Falling Water Investment Inc., a residential development firm, where he is a project manager. He gives a shout out to his buddies from the study lounge! Natalie Batson Simms (ABJ '98) of Aragon joined Floyd Medical Center as a public relations specialist. Heather Thompson (ABJ '98) is a new account coordinator for Robertson & Markowitz Public Relations in Savannah. Alyson Blackburn (ABJ '99) is the new director of communications and research for the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce. Julie Fox (BSFCS '99) of Charlotte, N.C., was hired by Margaret Donaldson Interiors. Christopher Gladden (BBA '99) of Tifton joined Regions Bank South Georgia in the credit analysis department.

Compiled by Stacie Sutton

Grad Notes


LaGrange College named Grace Hadaway Boswell (MA '52, PhD '60) of Jacksonville, Fla., to its "Wall of Outstanding Alumni" for the 1999 academic year. University of New Orleans professor Alice Abel Kemp (PhD '81) was awarded a Seraphia D. Lyda University Teaching fellowship. Mendal Bouknight (MA '83) of Decatur is Clemson University's new senior direct/vice president of technology-performance polymer business at AlliedSignal Inc. Donna Bowman (MA '93) of Conway, Ark., accepted a faculty position in interdisciplinary studies at the honors college of the University of Central Arkansas. Atlanta-area archaeologist Bobby Southerlin (MA '93) of Norcross presented the results of several recent projects conducted in the city of Rome, Ga., at the May meeting of the Northwest Georgia Archaeology Society. Richard Stone (MA '96) is Wofford College's new archivist.


Jimmy Sheriff (MBA '70, PhD '76) of Central, S.C., is now the economic development coordinator for public service activities at Clemson University. John Hedrick (MA '86) of San Antonio, Texas, was hired as director of capital and business development for VIA Metropolitan Transit. UpRight Inc. has promoted David Baxter (MBA '93) of Fresno, Calif., to marketing manager. Paul Anglin (MAcc '94) of Nashville, Tenn., was promoted to manager in the tax division at Deloitte & Touche LLP.


Allan Gurley (EdS '71) of Cleveland retired as dean of instruction at Truett-McConnell College. Another Truett-McConnell employee, Donald Ondracek (MEd '72, EdS '74) of Watkinsville also retired. Charles Bishop Jr. (PhD '73) of Northbrook, Ill., is an employee of Chicago Change Partners, where he works with executives involved in large scale organization change. A new elementary school has been named after Anita Carson (MEd '75) of Greensboro in recognition of her near 50-year teaching career. Jim Crayton (MEd '75, EdS '78) of Zebulon retired as superintendent of Pike County Schools after 30 years of work in the system. Anthony Campbell (MEd '79) of Lawrenceville, N.J., is associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students at Rider University. After 30 years in the field, Willie Mae Stephens (MEd '80) of Woodville is retiring as a teacher at Green/Taliaferro County High School. Christopher Domaleski (MEd '94) of Danville, Ky., is the assistant director of student life at Centre College. After 30 years as an educator, Joy Coleman (EdD '86) of St. Simons Island is retiring as an elementary school principal. Cynthia Burcham (EdD '89) of Savannah was named principal of Langston Chapel Elementary in Statesboro. Susan Carse-McLocklin (EdD '92) was named minister of program development at Athens First Methodist Church. She and her family live on a farm in Statham where they raise cattle and quarter horses. Full-time professional speaker Shirley Duncan Garrett (EdD '95) of Carrollton was inducted as the 1999-2000 president of the Georgia Speakers Association.


After 20 years of teaching family and consumer science (formerly known as home ec) at Gilmer High School, Lynne Gheesling Pritchett (MS '79) of East Ellijay was named Teacher of the Year for the school system.


The deputy executive director of the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Committee, Dennis Hopper (MA '71), is retiring after 30 years of state service. Robert Hilliard (MA '78) is the new director of marketing and communications for GKN Sinter Metals. Kathy Brittain McKee (MA '83, PhD '92) was named dean of academic services at Berry College. McKee has worked as an associate professor of journalism at Berry College since 1996.


Richard Milam (JD '74) of Jackson was appointed district attorney for the Towaliga Jucicial Circuit. Attorney Eugene Swain (JD '77) of Colchester, Conn., was elected president of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. Former Rockdale County district attorney Cheryl Fisher Custer (JD '86) of Conyers was named executive director of the Judicial Qualifications Commission (JQC). Linda Thompson Walker (JD '89) of Atlanta is the new director of the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections. Joseph Huff (JD '91) of Augusta was named a new partner with Kilpatrick Stockton, a full-service international law firm.


Barbara Hollis (MSW '91) of Mountville, S.C., is the 1999 Public Health Social Worker of the Year for South Carolina.


Charles Lee (DVM '51) of Cumming retired from the Orr Animal Hospital, completing a near-50-year career in veterinary medicine. Kelly Robinson (DVM '54) of Waycross received a distinguished alumnus award from UGA's College of Veterinary Medicine. Edward Hammer (DVM '82) of Centreville, Md., was elected vice president of the Queen Anne's County Board of Education. Ward Phillips (DVM '96) of High Shoals purchased the large animal practice from the Monroe Veterinary Clinic with his wife, Lynette. Brent Goodson (DVM '98) and Laura DuBose Goodson (DVM '98) of Swainsboro have purchased a veterinary clinic.



Arnold Balk of Athens, a retired University librarian, died Feb. 27. A native of Germany, Balk was a business biographer. John Cone of Athens died July 15. He was retired from the printing department. Sue Floyd of Athens, a secretary in the physics department for 37 years, died July 20. Otho Hale of Tifton died April 4. He was a retired professor of animal science. Pascal "Pat" Watson Jr. of Bogart, an assistant football coach, more than 30 years of experience in coaching Division I football and was inducted into the Mississippi Hall of Fame in 1984. Henryk Ziomek of Athens, a retired professor of romance languages, died April 22. Born in Poland, Ziomek worked in France and Venezuela before coming to the U.S. in 1953. In addition to his work as a professor, Ziomek has also penned 13 books on Spanish literature and numerous articles and book reviews.


Thomas Brown Jr. of Calhoun, chairman of the board of The Georgia Corporation, a textile manufacturing company, died March 7. Brown was also a member of numerous civic organizations, including the University Gridiron Association. John Bruce of Athens, a retired employee of DuPont, died Feb. 21. Carl "Gip" Hardigree of Hartwell, founder of Gip's Manufacturing Company, died March 21. He was also a member of the Gridiron Society. Royce Jackson of Winder, a founding member of the board of diredtors of the Bank of Barrow and member of the Winder Board of Education, died April 8. Virginia Christ Janer of Sarasota, Fla., died May 16, 1998. Helen R. Keehan of Jacksonville, Fla., died in April. Charles Middlebrooks of Athens, a retirUGA's Animal Care and Use Committee. Winfred Souther of Douglas died Jan. 22. Marguerite Neel Williams of Thomasville died May 11. She helped found the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation and provided grants for the restoration of downtowns across the state. Williams also served on the Governor's Development Council under Zell Miller and was named outstanding Georgia citizen in 1991 by the Georgia secretary of state.


Margaret Birch Taylor of Morris Plains, N.J., died Jan. 18, 1998.

HE BELIEVED IN PEOPLE, PEACE: Valentin Krumov (1961-99)

Valentin Krumov (PhD '99) had gone to Kosovo as a peacekeeper with the United Nation's civilian mission. His gift for language—he spoke English, Russian, French, his native Bulgarian, and some Italian—made him a natural for this kind of work. But it also played a role in getting him killed on Oct. 12—his first day in the troubled Yugoslav province. Asked for the time by a group of Albanian youths who spoke to him in Serbo-Croatian as a kind of ethnic-identification test, Krumov apparently answered them in Serbo-Croatian—a language hated by the ethnic Albanian majority in Kosovo. The youths beat Krumov and then shot him. Krumov's major professor, Gary Bertsch, who teaches political science at UGA, had worked with Krumov on and off for 10 years to help him get his Ph.D. "He was made to order for this kind of work," said Bertsch. A member of Krumov's dissertation committee, Chris Allen, said Krumov was "very much a scholar, but very much a human being. Great with people. He was a dedicated student, but less interested in academic scholarship. He wanted to serve in the policy area."
Stacie Sutton


Elizabeth Bruce Hatcher (BSHE '21) of Thomson died Aug. 17, 1998. Ralph Harris (BSA '22) of Marietta, a charter member of the Wrens Kiwanis Club and the American Legion Post 229, died Feb. 2. A WWI veteran, Harris was an avid Bulldog fan and held tickets to football games until the age of 96. Harvey Booth (M '23) of Largo, Fla., a former vice president of public relations for Southern Bell, where he worked for 44 years, died March 2. He also served as president of the metro Atlanta YMCA. John "Sat" Satlof (BSC '26) of Columbus died Nov. 26, 1998. Texys Morris Stanley (M '26) of Gainesville , a retired schoolteacher, died March 13. Henry Braselton (BSC '28) of Braselton, Ga., died June 3. A member of the town's founding family, he was manager and president of Braselton Improvement Co., a hardware and building supply company, and president of Braselton Bros., a grocery and department store. He also served on the board of directors of Braselton Banking Co. and was a Braselton city clerk for more than 50 years. A sports lover, Braselton also worked as a high school basketball coach. Zenas Massey Sr. (BSA '28) of Griffin died in June of 1999. Massey was the former head of the Animal Husbandry Department at the Georgia Experiment Station in Griffin and also managed the Georgia Farm Products Sales Barn in Thomaston. Rosina Pearl Benjamin (ABEd '29) of Greenville, S.C., died Nov. 30, 1998. Virginia McGowan Burns (M '29) of Heritage Hills, S.C., died May 16. Burns was co-founder of Burns & Burns insurance Agency in Greenwood, S.C., and was honored as the Greenwood Woman's Club Woman of the Year in 1987. William "Jack" Chaille (JD '29) of Grand Rapids, Mich., a retired employee of Dean Witter Reynolds Inc., died April 29, 1998.


Anna Milford Hunt (BSHE '30, MEd '55) of Dewy Rose, a retired elementary school teacher with 33 years of service, died Dec. 26, 1998. Mary Coile Weeks (M '30) of Chattanooga, Tenn., died July 2. Weeks owned and operated the Weeks Insurance Agency with her husband and helped form and operate the Coile-Harris Agency. Margaret Stone Bode (LLB '31), Lake Alfred, Fla., died April 8. James Ezell (M '31) of Macon, a retired field underwriter for Mutual of New York Insurance Co., died Jan. 13. Wynelle Groover Hosea (ABEd '31) of Alpharetta, a schoolteacher for 40 years, died March 19. Elinore Morgan McComb (MS '32) of Los Gatos, Calif., died in February. Arthur Mobley Jr. (M' 32) of Monroe died May 23. He was editor of the Walton News and later a general agent for Federated Insurance Co. of America. Edward Downs (BSA '33), of Watkinsville, a former employee of the U.S. Farmers Home Administration and owner of Downs Motor Company, died July 28. He also worked as civil defense director for Athens and as a field coordinator with the U.S. Department of Commerce. Lacy Hinely (JD '33) of Rincon, an attorney and WWII veteran for which he was awarded the Purple Heart award, died Jan. 16. Hinely worked with the Interstate Commerce Commission in Washington, D.C., and also as an administrative law judge. Gladys Casey Jones (BSHE '33) of McRae, a retired teacher, died March 9. Christine Nall Martin (ABEd '33) of Newnan, a schoolteacher for 40 years, died Dec. 28, 1998. Maxine Honeycutt Wier (BSEd '33) of Athens, a retired schoolteacher who taught in Clarke County schools for 22 years, died April 16. Frances Ellington Floyd(ABEd '34), a homemaker from LaGrange, died Jan. 9. Jacquelyn Nicholson Pentecost (BS '34) of Lawrenceville, a homemaker and member of the Cherokee Garden Club, died March 5. Effie "McDougald" Evans Byrd (BSC '35) of Marion, S.C., an income tax preparer, died Jan. 5. Robert Jefferson (BSC '35) of Albany died March 4. William Smith Jr. (BS '35) of Athens, a retired physician, died March 28. Harry Baxter (AB '36, LLB '39) of Atlanta, a lawyer and former director of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, died July 2. He was a former president of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society. He also received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from UGA's law school. Paul Fulwood Jr. (BSA '36) of Tifton died April 30. Charlotte Richard Gisler (BFA '36) died Jan. 27. Sara Sanders Kessler (ABEd '36) of Bluffton, a former schoolteacher, died April 10. Kessler also worked as a freelance writer and columnist for The Atlanta Journal during the 1950s. Marvin "Monroe" Kimbrel (BSA '36) of Augusta died July 17. Kimbrel was former president of the American Bankers Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He also served as director of the John H. Harland Company and Spartan Communications Inc. Kimbrel was awarded the University's Distinguished Alumni Award in 1975. Julius Lunsford Jr. (JD '36) of Atlanta, an intellectual property lawyer, died Sept. 27. Lunsford, who spent 39 years as a lawyer with Coca-Cola, first registered the trademark for the Coca-Cola hourglass bottle. Lunsford later acted as Coca-Cola's principal guardian of their trademark. James "Bot" Traylor (BS '36) of Athens, a retired physician, died July 15. Traylor was in private practice in Athens for 27 years and later became pioneer physician and first outpatient medical director of Athens Regional Medical Center's Nurse Midwifery Clinic. He also served as chief of staff at St. Mary's Hospital and Athens Regional, was a founding member of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia, and helped establish the Athens Neighborhood Health Center. Claude Tuck Jr. (AB '36) of Winder, a former employee of J.C. Pool Co. and the first president of the Barrow County Chamber of Commerce, died May 27. Nelson Blocker (BSF '37) of Lake City, Fla., died June 8, 1998. John Bradbury (LLB '37) of Atlanta died July 19. Joseph Parham (AB '37) of Jackson, a Baptist minister for more than 60 years, died July 15. Parham also served as associate director of the Georgia Baptist Education Extension Program for 11 years. J. Elbert Phillips (BSF '37) of Macon, owner of J.E. Phillips Pulpwood Co., died March 25. Phillips also worked with the Georgia Forestry Commission and the Woodlands Division of Georgia Kraft Co. Edward Rankin (ABJ '37) of Woodland Hills, Ca., died Sept. 4. He was executive director of the Americanism Educational League, a Buena Park, Calif., dedicated to promoting patriotism. Rankin also wrote promotional pamphlets and newspaper articles for the group and oversaw the library. Martha "Louise" Settle (BSEd '37, MEd '53, EdS '71) of Winterville died June 9. Settle was a retired teacher from the Clarke County Board of Education with 42 years of service. Frederick Smith Sr. (BS '37) of McRae died Jan. 15. Smith practiced medicine for 50 years in Telfair and surrounding counties and was a former chief resident at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. Mary Crabb (ABJ '38), of Fairfax, Va., a retired personnel classification specialist with the Army surgeon general, died July 30. Crabb also worked as an editor at The Athens Times and as a special investigator with the Civil Service Commission. Idus "Derrell" Felder Jr. (MA '38, MEd '40, EdD '65) of Austin, Texas, died Feb. 7. Willis Jackson (BSC '38) of Atlanta, founder of Jackson Electronics Co., died April 8. Jackson served as a lieutenant colonel in the Army during WWII and as director of administration at Puritan Chemical Company after retiring from Jackson Electronics. He was also named a distinguished alumnus by UGA's Terry College of Business. Helena "Quinelle" McRae Sikes (BSHE '38, MSHE '39) of Vidalia, a retired home economics teacher at UGA, died Feb. 16. Jackson Tarver (M '38) of Atlanta, a newspaper journalist, died March 21. Tarver was a former publisher of The Atlanta Journal and The Atlanta Constitution, president of Cox Enterprises, and chairman of the Associated Press. He was also one of the 14 original board members of the Commerce Club. Lena MacArthur Coffee (BSHE '39) of Sea Island died July 5. Margaret Swindle Darsey (BSHE' 39, MEd' 67, EdS '70) of Lakeland, a retired superintendent of Lanier County Schools, died July 3. Darsey also worked as a teacher and school counselor and received the Flatlander of the Year award in 1997, the area's recognition for accomplished citizens. Duncan McRae (BS '39) of McRae, a former physician with the Telfair Medical Group, died June 25. After his retirement, McRae pursued interests in business and farming. Leonard Reid (ABEd '39) of Millen, a retired colonel in the Marine Corps with extensive experience in national and international relations, died May 21. He was also a former president of the Millen Rotary Club. William "Griggs" Shaefer (AB '39) of Atlanta died Feb. 19. Shaefer was a former employee of Retail Credit Co. (now Equifax) and the Osborne Travel Agency. Former mayor of Shellman, Ga., and deacon for the Shellman First Baptist Church, Council Wooten (BSC '39) of Shellman died March 21.


Frances Reeves Camp (MSED '40) of Jonesboro died April 9. Lela Manning Holt (BSHE '40) of Warrenton, N.C., died in 1999. Charles Latimer (BSA '40) of St. Petersburg, Fla., died Feb. 9. St. Elmo Lee (BSA '40) of Thomasville died May 21. Daniel McDonald Jr. (BSF '40) of Hattiesburg, Miss., a forester who was employed for 38 years with Hercules Inc., died Feb. 28. Helen Pardue Plowden (BSC '40) of Columbia, S.C., died May 1. She was an accomplished artist whose work was exhibited throughout Connecticut and New York. Eloise Beckwith Smith (BFA '40, MEd '69, EdS '74) of Athens, a math teacher in Clarke County Schools, died Feb. 21. Virginia Wright Smith (M '40) of Atlanta, an artist and member of the Junior League, died April 28. Dorothy Cowart Ward (BSC '40) of Atlanta died Jan. 19. Virgil Williams (BS '40) of Griffin, a former physician and surgeon, died Jan. 8. Williams was a member of numerous medical organizations and served as president of the state board of health. Howard Abney (M '41) of Jefferson, La., a sales representative for Cluett Peabody Company, died Feb. 22. Hugh Carter Sr. (BSC '41) of Plains, a former state senator for 15 years and antiques store operator, died June 24. The self-proclaimed "world's largest worm farmer," Carter raised more than 60 million worms a year and shipped them all over the world. Carter also penned several books on cricket and worm growing as well as on his cousin, President Jimmy Carter. George Chance Jr. (BSA '41, MEd '52) of Springfield died June 26. Chance taught in Effingham and Bulloch county schools for 20 years, was owner and operator of the Springfield Farm Supply, was treasurer of the Effingham County Fair Association, and active with the Boy Scouts for 45 years. He also served as a county commissioner before his election to the Georgia House of Representatives, a position he held for 20 years. Mary Thomas Evans (BFA '41) of Evans, Ga., a retired teacher and community volunteer, died Feb. 6. Evans also studied under artist Lamar Dodd while attending the University and was an active supporter of the arts. George Galloway (BSA '41) of Doraville, co-founder of the Galloway Hardware & Supply Company, died March 15. Robert Maxwell Jr. (BSC '41) of Greenville, S.C., a supporter of the arts and education, died Dec. 31, 1998. Warren McClelland (BS '41) of Marietta died June 3. McClelland practiced internal medicine with a specialty in cardiology at Crawford Long and Georgia Baptist Hospitals for 40 years. Louise Meeks (BSHE '41) of Athens, a retired district agent of the Cooperative Extension Service, died April 19. Herman Sancken (M '41), of Albany died April 27. He was president of Sancken and Associates and manager of Sancken's Albany Dairy Plant. Ashley Towson Sr. (BSA '41) of Dublin, a retired employee of the Georgia Department of Agriculture, died July 4. Towson was also a former teacher in the veteran farm training program after WWII. Ruth Clodfelter Chandler (M '42) of Milledgeville, a member of the Old Capital Garden Club, died Jan. 10. Rhodabel Gay Chappell (BSHE '42) of Smithville died June 13. Virginia Bell Ennis (M '42) of Milledgeville, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Garden Club of Georgia, died Feb. 7. Ralph Goss Jr. (BBA '42) of Ponte Vedra, Fla., a retired general agent for the All-State Insurance company, died May 4. Originally from Athens, Goss received the Philippine Liberation Star while serving in WWII. Goss is also a direct descendent of the Lumpkin family, for whom Lumpkin street in Athens is named. Erie "Jean" Ross Holt (ABJ '42) of Columbia, Md., a homemaker and Athens native, died April 14. Martha Roberts Jones (BSHE '42) of Winston, a retired employee with the Cooperative Extension Service, died Feb. 20. Jones worked as a 4-H leader and home demonstration agent and received numerous career awards for her service. She was also elected lieutenant governor of the Georgia District in 1973, and to the office of Georgia District Governor in 1974. Gayle Rankin McArthur (BSEd '42) of Rock Hill, S.C., a former elementary and middle school librarian, died Jan. 5. McArthur also worked with Lockheed Marietta during WWII and was involved in the design of the electrical system for the B-29 bomber. Marcia Cornwell Spargur (BBA '42) of Kettering, Ohio, died June 16. Spargur was employed by U.S. Army Intelligence in Panama during WWII and also worked for Penion and Group Consultants. Mary Burch (BSHE '43) of Lancaster, S.C., a retired naval commander and cryptographer, died March 3. Burch served in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. Elizabeth "Betty" McCuen Shepherd (AB '43) of Savannah died March 1. She was a founding member of The One Hundred, an organization supporting the Backus Children's Hospital at Memorial Medical Center. Jody Brown (ABJ '44) of Cumming, a former employee of Delta Airlines, BBDA-South Advertising Agency, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, died April 30. He also published four sports books. Elbert Mitchell (ABJ '44) of Buford, a former naval commander and president of the V-M Organization, a publisher's representative firm, died May 27. Edmund Perry (AB '44) of Evanston, Ill., died in February. Virginia "Farrell" Owns Watson (BSHE '44) of Dahlonega, a member of the Lumpkin County Hospital Auxillary and the Junior League of Gainesville, Fla., died May 10. William Autry (BS '45) of Las Vegas, Nev., a former physician and Air Force captain, died Feb. 9. John Bridges (M '45) of Cartersville, a civic leader and founder of Bridges Insurance Agency, died Jan. 7. He was a former superintendent of Barrow County Schools and president of the Cartersville City School Board. Miriam Bradley Camp (BSHE '45) of Winder, a volunteer for the American Cancer Society and Harris Foundation trustee, died April 25. Dorothy Luke Henry (BSHE '45, MSHE '48) of Winston-Salem, N.C., died Nov. 10, 1998. Jack Murlin (M '45) of Decatur, a former employee of Southern Bell, died July 11. Murlin was also an accomplished woodworker. Willena Rucker Blackstock (BBA '46) of Elberton, a retired chief accountant for Macy's Inc., died June 23. Mary Owen Cornett (BFA '46) of Dunwoody died Feb. 16. Mildred Gulley Powell (M '46) of Elberton, a schoolteacher for 32 years, died March 18. Warren Beale (BS '47) of Atlanta, a retired Presbyterian minister, died April 15. Beale attended UGA on an athletic scholarship for track and cross country and was the former chaplain at Rice University. He was also an avid camper and was involved with the Boy Scouts for 60 years. Ann Burns (AB '47) of Atlanta, an instructional designer at the Equifax Credit Bureau Inc., died May 8. Martha Thompson Collier (BFA '47) of Morgantown, W.V., died March 29. Collier was a member of the Morgantown Service League and the Suncrest Garden Club. Elizabeth Irvin Hodge (ABJ '47) of LaGrange died March 19. Havelyn Jenkins Jones (ABJ '47) of Woodland, Calif., a free-lance writer, died Jan. 10. She was also past president of the Woodland Opera House Board of Trustees. Estelle Blair (BS '48) of Morehead City, N.C., died Sept. 19, 1998. Charles Boyles Jr. (BS '48, MA '49) of Atlanta, a former employee of the Mercer University's pharmacy school, died March 31. Boyles was named South Fulton Volunteer of the Year in 1984. Eugene Dutchak (ABJ '48) of Vienna, Va., died Jan. 28. Dutchak was a retired Army lieutenant colonel who served as publisher and media activities director of the Construction Specifications Institute in Washington, D.C. Charles English (BBA '48) of Clarkesville, a former terminal supervisor for Atlantic Richfield and Mobil Oil, died Jan. 20. Dorothy Cowart Griffith (M '48) of Duluth, a member of the Athens Junior League and the Daughters of the American Revolution, died July 12. She was also the wife of former UGA football coach Johnny Griffith (BSEd '50). Benjamin Lord Jr. (BSA '48, BSPh '51) of Athens died Feb. 21. William Monroe Jr. (BFA '48) of Atlanta, a noted landscape architect for 50 years, died July 14. Monroe's work included original designs for Westminster Schools, the Atlanta Speech School, and branches of the former First National Bank, now Wachovia. In 1998, he was one of six landscape architects honored by the Michael C. Carlos Museum. William Skinner (BSA '48) of Macon, a former agricultural journalist, died Feb. 28. He was employed by the Georgia Farm Bureau for 35 years. Philis Smith (BSEd '48) of Atlanta died April 21. Lawrence "Tommy" Thompson Jr. (BSF '48) of Milledgeville died March 19. He was chairman and CEO of T & S Hardwoods Inc. Eugene Barnes (ABJ '49) of Gainesville, Fla., died Sept. 11, 1998. Duffie Burgess (BBA '49) of Toccoa, operator of Burgess Accounting for 20 years, died May 3. He also was a member of the Stephens County Hospital Authority and the Toccoa Chamber of Commerce. William Cobb Jr. (M '49) of Albany died Dec. 22, 1998. Frederic Doyle Jr. (M '49) of Savannah died Feb. 18. Howard Killingsworth (ABJ '49, MA '50) of Athens died Feb. 24. He was a retired Army major and former Presbyterian minister. Byron Kirkland (BSA '49) of Atlanta, former president and general manager of the Georgia Development Authority, died July 18. Kirkland was also a retired lieutenant colonel in the Air Force. Hazel Burgess Malone (BSHE '49, MHE '64) of Athens, a Cooperative Extension Agent for the University, died July 5. Lambeth Mayes (ABJ '49) of Kingston Springs, Tenn., died April 1. Dudley Myrick (BBA '49) of Marietta, a retired auditor for the federal government and Army major, died April 13. William Searcey (LLB '49) of Savannah, an assistant district attorney in Chatham County, died in April of 1999. Luke Smith (BS '49) of Richmond, Va., died Feb. 16, 1998. Meral Farr Stokely (BBA '49) of Stone Mountain , a former employee of the federal government in Washington, D.C., died March 16. Lewis Vaughan Jr. (BBA '49) of Marietta, a retired Navy commander, died April 21. He was one of the youngest pilots to ever receive wings in the Naval Air Corps and served in both WWII and the Korean Conflict.


Charles Beall Jr. (BSF '50) of Columbia, S.C., died April 25. A retired assistant deputy commissioner of environmental quality control, Beall also was awarded the W.T. Linton Award for outstanding service, leadership, and devotion to the state of South Carolina. J. E. Briscoe (M '50) of Monroe died Feb. 10. Welborn Duke (BSAE '50) of Havana, Fla., died Aug. 23, 1998. William Fields (BSPh '50) of Glenwood, retired owner and operator of Glenwood Drug Co., died Jan. 5. Ernest Austin (BBA '51) of Winder died May 2. Philip Bradford Jr. (BSA '51) of Gainesville died May 6. He was in the poultry and egg business for 24 years and also served in the Army Medical Corps. Louis "Coile" Estes (BSA '51) of Decatur died Sept. 27, 1998. Dorothy Woodall Hein (BBA '51, MBA' 61) of Athens, a former research associate in UGA's School of Business Administration, died July 11. Hein was also a retired employee of the Office of Personnel Management of the Federal Government. Sidney Kamensky (BBA '51) of Atlanta, an employee of the law firm of Levine and Block, died July 16. Robert Knox (BBA '51) of Houston, Texas, died March 12. Leon Lovett Jr. (AB '51) of Stockbridge died May 7. He worked with Mutual and United of Omaha Insurance Companies for 35 years and had been a realtor with the Norton Agency in Gainesville since 1989. Paul "Daniel" Martin (BLA '51) of Columbia, S.C., died April 9. He was a UGA faculty member and a landscape architect for the Columbia Department of Housing and Urban Development. He also worked as a sculptor and painter. Hoyt McCurley (BBA '51) of Hartwell, a retired building contractor, died July 26. Roland "Sam" Monroe (BBA '51) of Waycross, a retired businessman and owner of Sam Monroe & Son Inc. and Sam Monroe Pecan Co., died Jan. 8. A. "Roy" Roberts (BBA '51) of Canton, owner of A. R. Roberts Realty, died June 7. Elvin Walker (BSA '51, MEd '60) of Tifton, a retired vocational agriculture teacher, died July 20. William Bruce (MSAE '52) of Gordonsville, Va., died Feb. 5. He was an agricultural engineer with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Agricultural Research Service. Lucile Ewing Doughtie (BSEd '52) of Kailua, Hawaii, died in April of 1999. Cook Freeman (AB '52) of Eufala, Ala., a retired Presbyterian minister, died May 19. He also worked as a newspaper reporter, tourist resort manager, and was part owner of an electric company. Alfred Hind (PhD '52) of Easley, S.C., a professor at Clemson University, died June 13. Mabel Segars Potter (BSEd '52) of Jefferson died June 21. 1999. She was the first person to receive two six-year specialist degrees in education from UGA. George Sustare (BBA '52) of Poquoson, Va., a retired senior contract administrator with Tenneco Inc., died March 19. William Thompson (BSF '52) of Hazlehurst died April 22. Max Prince (BSEd '52, MEd '56) of Pelham died April 16. He was a professor of early childhood education at Memorial University in Newfoundland for many years and also worked for Armed Forces Dependents Schools in England, Germany, Turkey, and North Africa. Analee "Susta" Tharpe Maupin (M '53) of Athens, a member of the Junior League, died March 23. William "Marvin" Sisk Sr. (BBA '53) of Lexington, a retired U.S. Postal Service employee and Army colonel, died March 29. George Harrison (BBA '54) of Atlanta died June 12. Harrison was a member of the Brookwood Rotary Club and the Piedmont Driving Club. Sara Speer Lawson (BSEd '54) of Atlanta died July 19, 1998. Herbert "Swede" Phillips (EdD '54) of Tallahassee, Fla., founding president of Lake City Community College and a lifelong educator, died May 3. Johnie "Curtis" Pitts (BSA '54) of Pompano Beach, Fla., died Sept. 16, 1998. George Jackson (BSPh '55) of Clarkesville, owner of Jackson's Pharmacy, died April 3. He received a Purple Heart while serving in the army during WWII. Joseph Mercer (BSA '55, MEd '57) of Cordele died April 28. James Moffett (ABJ '55) of Stone Mountain, former director and administrator for the Medical Association of Georgia, died March 11. Moffett also worked as a legislative assistant and served in WWII and Korea. Jule Thomas (BS '55) of Ocilla died June 1. A Korean Conflict veteran, Thomas was a former chemist and farmer. Joel Mikell (BSPh '56) of Waycross, died May 26. He was retired from the Upson Regional Medical Center as a radiologist and was a member of the American Medical Association. He was also a former Air Force captain. John Ready Jr. (BBA '56) of Somerset, Mass., died Jan. 13. Ready was employed as a social worker in Massachusetts for 30 years and was also a veteran of WWII and Korea. Sara Ethredge Robertson (BSHE '56, MHE '68) of Colquitt, Ga., died July 10. She was a retired professor and taught at many schools, including UGA. She also worked at the State Department of Education for preschoolers and handicapped children in Arizona and Minnesota. Mary Virginia Mitchell (MAED '57) of Greenville, S.C., former artist and teacher, died March 11. She worked as the art supervisor for the Newport News in Virginia and was an assistant professor of art at Longwood College. Julia Heisler Pennington (MEd '57) of Blythe died Jan. 4. Frederick Swahn (DVM '57) of Street, Md., a veterinarian, died May 30. William Hogan (BSA '58, MS '62) of Statesboro died May 29. A retired agronomist with the Cooperative Extension Service, Hogan was also an Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict. Witcher Malcolm (BSEd '58, MEd '72) of Fitzgerald died July 9. Malcolm was a middle school teacher and media specialist for 40 years. John Rycroft (BSEd '58, EdD '72) of Orange Park, Fla., an employee of the Duval County Board of Education, died Feb. 15. He also received "The Coach of the Year" award for six consecutive years while at Tucker High School in Dekalb County. Daniel Vines (BFA '58) of Ocala, Fla., died April 19. Ridgley Robinson Jr. (BLA '59) of Asheville, N.C., died June 12. Robinson was a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and was a former landscape architect with the Biltmore Estate. He was also a Korean veteran. Martha Hartin Wesley (BSEd '59) of Delray Beach, Fla., died Feb. 14.


Harriet "Hasty" Knox Penix (BSHE '60) of Augusta, a homemaker, died April 30. John Reeves (BBA '60) of Sarasota, Fla., a retired executive with the Hartford Insurance Group, died March 5. Joe Bray Jr. (BSEd '61) of Athens, a retired employee of the Hall County school system, died March 25. George "Ronnie" Grogan (BSEd '61) of Griffin, an office manager for Personnel Options and coach and umpire for Griffin Youth Leagues, died Jan. 24. Terry Lawson (BBA '61) of Brunswick, a retired general manager with Atlanta Gas Co., died Feb. 20. He also served as executive director of the Glynn County United Way. Ann Mallison Willett (BSHE '61, MHE '62) of Athens died May 29. Willett was a professor of home economics at UGA and helped establish hospice care in Athens. Harold "Ken" Wynn (ABJ '61) of Midway, a former public affairs officer with the Winn Army Community Hospital, died Jan. 27. Wynn received numerous journalism awards over his lifetime including membership in the Georgia Sportswriter's Hall of Fame. Elmer Bell (BSPh '62) of Alachua, Fla., a pharmacist, died June 7. Bell served as mayor of Cairo, Ga., from 1969-1970—the youngest in the city's history. He was a former president of the Walking Horse Association of Florida. Wilson Joiner Jr. (DVM '62) of Albany died Feb. 21. Joiner was founder and retired partner of Joiner, Lingle, Docery, Williams and Odom Veterinary Clinic. John Leitch (BBA '62) of Washington, D.C., died June 5. Leitch was the retired assistant director of the General Accounting Office in Washington. Howard Arata (BS '63) of Newnan, a media aide at Fayette County Junior High School, died May 25, 1998. Kenneth "Randy" Durden (BSPh '63) of Statesboro, a pharmacist and owner of the Durden & Riggs Pharmacy, died in May of 1998. William Hawkins Jr. (AB '63) of Atlanta, a naval officer during the Vietnam conflict, died April 12. James "Al" Rich (BSA '63) of Buford, a retired microbiologist with the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, died April 22. He was acknowledged by the World Health Organization for his work and also enjoyed entomology. James Mathis (ABJ '64) of Gainesville, Ga., a retired employee of The Times, the Poultry and Egg News, and the Poultry Times, died June 30. Robert Bryant (DVM '65) of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., owner of Glencoe Veterinary Hospital, died April 22. Bryant was also a charter member of the Volusia Animal Emergency Clinic. Johnny Greene (BSPh '65) of Tifton, a cattleman and a pharmacist at Tift General Hospital, died May 8. Greene also owned the Tifton Home Infusion. Choice Murphy (BBA '65) of Gainesville died Jan. 27. Lynn Davidow Stern (BFA '66) of Cincinnati, Ohio, died April 18. She was a former executive director of The Wellness Community. Harold Smith (DVM '66, MS '81) of Eastover, S.C., died July 26. A longtime resident of Savannah, Smith was a member of Ducks Unlimited and was a former president of the Savannah Veterinary Association. Mary Cobb Trimble (BSEd '66) of Dalton, a retired teacher, died April 13. She also served in the Army Air Corps during WWII. Albert Widener Jr. (AB '66) of Marietta died Sept. 27, 1998. Widener was a former minister and served as chief administrator for a retirement complex in Buckhead. Judy Passow Leal (BSEd '67) of Myrtle Beach, S.C., died June 5. A former Atlanta resident, Leal was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Mary Ann Strother Manley (ABJ '67) of Suwanee, the statewide director of Georgia Power Company's volunteer service organization, died April 10. Manley was also active in the Gwinnett County Educational System and was recognized in 1995 as one of Gwinnett County's Exceptional Women Leaders. William Mercer (AB '67) of Woodstock, a Vietnam veteran and employee of Atlantic Relocation Systems, died Feb. 27. Ira "Conrad" Bell (BSEd '68) of Fairfield, Conn., died July 21. Bell was an artist and designer whose work is housed in The Museum of Modern Art. He also appeared in several television series and commercials and was the recipient of a special Coty award for men's fashion design. Walter "Lee" Byrd III (BBA '68) of Columbus, a former independent real estate broker in Atlanta, died June 5. Martha Colquitt Daniell (BSEd '68, MEd '71) of Athens, a retired teacher with the Oconee County Board of Education, died June 19. Virginia "Ginny" Elliott (ABJ '68) of Marietta died May 29. She was employed with IBM for 23 years. Norman Neder (BS '68) of Milledgeville, a former administrator of the Baldwin County Hospital, died Dec. 8, 1998. He was also a Vietnam veteran and recipient of the Purple Heart and the Silver Star. Fredric Sass (MEd '68) of Emily, Minn., died June 10. He was a retired dean of students at Blaine High School in Minnesota. Robert Screws (DVM '68), a veterinarian with the Swainsboro Animal Clinic, died July 23.


Nelle Cobb Wilson (MEd '70) of Duluth died Feb. 19. Jerry Daniel (BBA '71) died June 27. He was owner of Daniel Financial Services in Snellville. Mary "Lynn" Hopkins Derrick (BFA '71) of Marietta, a homemaker, died Feb. 9. Joe Kirby (EdS '71) of Seneca, S.C., died June 29. Kirby taught in Georgia and Alabama public schools and was elected superintendent of schools in Barrow County, Ga. He was also a retired professor and administrator with the College of Graduate Studies in Charleston, W.V. Sarah Payne Lewis (BSEd '71) of Watkinsville, a retired teacher and employee of Flowers Inc., died March 16. Sara Muse (MEd '71) of Lithonia , a retired elementary and high school media specialist, died July 17. Carolyn Baylor (BBA '72, MAcc' 74) of Atlanta, a staff manager at Southern Bell, died Aug. 25, 1998. Karen Davis (MMEd '72) of Athens died April 8. She was the project director of tUGA's Developmental Therapy-Teaching Program. and the author of a book and many articles on the subject. I Stephen Lickey (DVM '72) of Montpelier, Va., owner of a small animal practice in Richmond, died June 3. Avery "Sonny" Wood III AB '72) of Greenville, S.C., died June 28. Glenn Brosier (EdD '74) of Augusta died Feb. 17. Margie Lee Barnett (MEd '74) of Macon died June 15. She was an assistant principal at Jones Elementary School. Nancy Donnan (MEd '74) of Laurens, S.C., an elementary school teacher, died Jan. 10. Gordon Bynum Jr. (AB '76) of Atlanta died June 9. William Gray Jr. (BSPh '77) of Marietta, a pharmacist at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital and Northside Hospital, died April 9. Benjamin "Hamp" Lord III (BSPh '77) of Athens, a pharmacist and self-employed motel operator, died Feb. 21. Melvin Howard (BSPh '78) of Grayson, founder of Pharm P.A.C. and owner of Jones Pharmacy in Lawrenceville, died June 5. Frederick Darnell (BBA '79) of Clayton died April 3. Darnell was owner of the Stockton House Restaurant in Clayton. Alexis Gottlieb Harris (BS '79) of Woodstock died May 11. She was employed by the state of Georgia in flood plain management and as a disaster assistant employee with FEMA.


Angela Mankin Meadors (BSHE '80) of Macon, a homemaker, died May 16. Mary Hale Cadier (BSEd '81) of Duluth died March 31. Carl "Anthony" Cunningham (JD '84) of Decatur, a lawyer, died June 16. Blind and partially deaf, Cunningham was also an advocate for disabled citizens of Georgia. Michael Moore (MS '85, PhD '90) of Athens, a herbarium curator for UGA's botany department, died Feb. 20.


Christopher Bulluck (AB '90) of Augusta, a juvenile court probation officer, died April 25. Carlos Diago (BS '90) of Athens died July 19. A native of Puerto Rico, Diago was a former employee of the University and Ranick Limited. He was also recently employed with Merial Limited in Athens. Kenneth Leitner Jr. (JD '92) of Watertown, Mass., died in January. Trey Faulkner (AB '96) of Brunswick, an inspector with U.S. Customs and former employee of The Red and Black, died Feb. 23. Eileen Goode (MSW '96) of Decatur, an employee with Aenta Inc. insurance company in Connecticut, died May 26. James Rogan (MSW '96) of Lithonia died May 4. Jennifer Campbell Smith (MPA '96) of Las Vegas, Nev., died April 17. Todd Bauer (ABJ '97) of Alpharetta, a reporter for The Augusta Chronicle, died July 23. Bauer previously worked on The Red and Black while attending UGA. Hugh "Gordon" Wells III (BS '97) of Atlanta, an employee of Haverty Furniture Co., died June 26. Benton Canady (BSFCS '98) of Athens, an employee of Handi House Financial, died Aug. 8, 1998. James Hines (M '98) of Atlanta died Feb. 16. Sam Pope (BSA '98) of Winterville died Dec. 22, 1998. He was employed with Paradise Guest Ranch as a fly fishing guide in Buffalo, Wyo. Eulalio "Lalo" Burgos (AB '99) of Danbury, Conn., died Oct. 18. He was a recent graduate in Speech Communications. Jessica Butts (BSW '99) of Brunswick died Aug. 19 in a boating accident. She worked with children suffering from mental illness and with their parents.


Joshua Brown, a rising junior from Fayetteville, died Aug. 4. Brown was raised by Baptist missionary parents in West Africa and France and was active in the Baptist Student Union at UGA. Joshua Davis of Watkinsville, a freshman, died Sept. 18. Davis suffered from cystic fibrosis and hoped to one day become a physician and work on a cure for the disease. He was also a member of his high school swim team and an Eagle Scout. Nitesh Kumar of Millbury, Ohio, died Aug. 13. He was scheduled to begin his junior year. Kumar was known among friends for his interest in music. Elizabeth Meyer of Augusta died Oct. 2. She was a third-year law student. Steven Vernon Jr., a freshman from Pendergrass majoring in psychology, died Oct. 24 in an automobile accident. Vernon was the first in his family to attend college.

Compiled by Jennifer Rainey

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