March 2000: Vol. 79, No. 2

Class Notes, Grad Notes, and Obituaries


Dates: April 14-16, 2000
Headquarters: Georgia Center
Athens hotels: Georgia Center (706-542-6364), Holiday Inn (549-4433), HI Express (546-8122), Courtyard by Marriott (369-7000), Howard Johnson (548-1111), Hampton Inn (548-9600).
For times of activities and events listed below, look for Reunion information on the Alumni Relations website.

Art Tour—C.L. Morehead's private gallery tour.
Campus Fun Walk—Step back in time on a stroll through campus that's filled with surprises.
Welcome Reception—Reception will be held at Presidents Club Garden.

Class Breakfasts—Good food, class programs.
East Campus Tour—Tour Performing Arts Center, Georgia Museum of Art, and Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities.
Awards Luncheon—Join NAA members, award winners, and classmates.
Dinner/Dance—Enjoy a cocktail and dinner, then swing dancing.

Continental Breakfast, Tour of State Botanical Garden, Church Services—We'll tour the lovely gardens, and church services will be held at the beautiful Day Chapel.

Dates: June 10-18, 2000
Tour: "Village Life in Wales"
Deadline (to pay in full): April 28, 2000
Your home for seven nights will be Llandudno's charming Imperial Hotel, which offers beautiful views of the bay and the 19th-century pier.

Date: May 12, 2000
Time: 6 p.m. (tentative)
Location: North Campus
Graduating seniors who have joined NAA—and their parents—are invited to an outdoor reception (weather permitting) on the evening before Commencement.

Next reunion: April 14-16, 2000
Chairman: Al Wheeler (AB '40)
For information contact reunion coordinator Susan Bond (800-606-8786) or visit the Alumni Reunions web site for a Reunion Weekend schedule.

Paul McDonald (BSA '44, DVM '50), a retired veterinarian and active volunteer, turned 75. Ann Bowen Warner (BS '47, MS '49, EdD '75) of Greenwood, S.C., may have her educational roots in Georgia, but she can trace her family roots to Greenwood County, S.C. To give something back to her home county, Ann established a scholarship for students from Greenwood attending Lander University, where she taught from 1959-72 and from 1975-77.

REUNION 50-55-60
Next reunion: April 14-16, 2000
Chairs: Johnny Griffith (BSEd '50), Richard Trotter (BBA '55, LLB '64), Tom Pound (BBA '60) and Marilyn Midkiff Carroll (AB '60)
For information contact reunion coordinator Susan Bond (800-606-8786) or visit the Alumni Reunions web site for a Reunion Weekend schedule.

James "Dewey" Benefield Jr. (ABJ '53, LLB '55) of Sea Island is chief of council for the newest office of the Benefield and Scarlett law firm on Saint Simons Island. Statesboro's James Blitch (BSA '54), a partner in Blitch Place Farms, was added to the board of First Bulloch Bank.

William Denton (BBA '55) was elected to the SunTrust Bank board of directors. He is retired from Union Camp Corp. in Ware County, but still remains active in the timber business. Chandler Barton (BBA '58) of Alpharetta and Frank Moore (BBA '59) of Washington, D.C., were honored as distinguished alumni of UGA's Terry College of Business. Chandler is retired president and CEO for Coldwell Banker, and Frank is the retired vice president for government affairs for Waste Management, the world's largest solid waste company.

Tom Johnson (ABJ '63) of Atlanta, the chairman, president, and CEO of the CNN News Group, is the 1999 recipient of the Paul White Award, which is given by the Radio-Television News Directors Association. UGA's Terry College of Business honored G. Marshall Butler Sr. (BBA '64) of Macon as a distinguished alumni for his contributions to the auto business and for his civic leadership. Marshall is president of the Butler Auto Dealer Group.

Next reunion: April 14-16, 2000
Chairman: Jim Wimberly (BBA '65, LLB '68)
For information contact reunion coordinator Susan Bond (800-606-8786) or visit the Alumni Reunions web site for a Reunion Weekend schedule.

The First Bulloch Bank added William Smith III (BSA '66) of Statesboro to its board of directors. Bill is a partner in Smith-Healy Farms Inc. Otis Johnson (AB '67) joined the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation as a new trustee. He is dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at Savannah State. Sally Thornton Noonan (BSEd '67) of Roswell was listed as one of the 500 most powerful women in real estate by National Relocation & Real Estate magazine. She is a life member of the Atlanta Board of Realtors and a member of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame. John Bryson Jr. (BSF '68, MPA '72) of Saint Simons Island is an instructor at Coastal Georgia Community College, where he teaches courses for the master landscaper certificate program. Judson Mitcham (AB '69, MS '71, PhD '74) of Macon, chairman of the psychology department at Fort Valley University, was a guest at the Athenaeum literary club's centennial celebration.

Next reunion: April 14-16, 2000
Chairman: 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.

Deborah Stevens Decker (ABJ '70) is director of the annual fund for the University of the Virgin Islands. Muriel Rabhan Varon (BSEd '70) of Marietta was elected Teacher of the Year for Fair Oaks Elementary School. Thomas Baxley (BS '71, JD '75) of Blakely was appointed to the Board of Directors for First State Bank. Maxine Clark (ABJ '71) left her position as president of Payless Shoesource in October 1998 and opened the first Build-A-Bear Workshop in the St. Louis Galleria. By the end of 1999, there were 14 Build-A-Bear stores located in malls across the country, and sales were expected to reach $20 million. Charles Fair III (BBA '71) of Douglas has expanded duties with Regions Bank. In addition to serving as chairman and CEO of the Douglas and Paulding county branches, he will also serve as group president and sit on Regions' executive advisory council. Gerald Bowie (BBA '72) of Bogart has joined Heyward Allen Motor Co. as a salesman. Chad Smith (BSEd '73) of Tulsa, Okla., is the principal chief of the Cherokee Nation. Charles Werk (BBA '73) of Saint Simons Island serves on the board of directors for both Golden Isles Financial Holdings and the First Bank of Brunswick. Charles is the CEO of Coastal Sleeve Label Inc., and also owns Trans Link Motor Express. James Fleming Jr. (BSPh '74) of Wrens is the owner of Wrens Apothecary, along with Michael McGahee (BSPh '89). Athens artist Mary Graham Padgelek (BFA '74, MAEd '88, PhD '98) has had paintings from her current emphasis, "Paper Quilt," displayed throughout the state. The paintings explore the relationship between mankind and God. Donald Roberson Jr. (AB '74, MEd '92) of Athens received a 25-year award from Campus Crusade For Christ. Donny now works with students at UGA through the non-denominational organization.

Next reunion: April 14-16, 2000
Chair: 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.

PBS President:

When GM did a cover story on Pat Mitchell (AB '65, MA '67) in 1995, she had just been named president of Turner Original Productions. We began that story by saying Mitchell "has done just about everything there is to do in TV—both in front of the camera and behind it."

That was a naive thing to say about this Swainsboro native and former UGA English instructor because she has continued to add stellar achievements to her résumé, the latest being her new job as the first female president of the Public Broadcasting System.

"It's the third act I've dreamed of," said Mitchell, who got a congratulatory high-five from boss Ted Turner when she told him the news.

Mitchell will head a private, non-profit corporation whose members are America's public TV stations. Founded in 1969, PBS provides quality programming to 348 noncommercial stations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa. Viewership is estimated at 100 million each week. While at Turner, Mitchell was involved in five Peabody Award-winning productions, most recently CNN's 24-hour documentary series, "The Cold War."

Uga V (1990-99)

He was pressed into service at the tender age of six months when his father, Uga IV, died, and in nine years of duty the late Uga V was the most active and certainly the most famous of UGA's mascots. Uga V, who died Nov. 21, will be best remembered for appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated, which named him the nation's "No. 1 Mascot." He also appeared in the film, "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," as did owner Sonny Seiler. "He was a great mascot and also a family pet," said Seiler (BBA '56, JD '57), "and it's always very traumatic to lose one."

Jay Kaplan (BBA '75, MAcc '76) and Pamela Wimpy Kaplan (BSHE '76) of Spartanburg, S.C., are co-authors of CPA Eldercare: A Practitioner's Resource Guide. Jay serves on the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant's National Eldercare Taskforce, and Pam is a member of the executive board of the South Carolina Gerontological Society. Mary Kathryn Alexander-Miller (BFA '75) of LaGrange owns Artistic License, a decorating and consulting business. Photographer Steven Applegate (ABJ '75) of Saint Simons Island donated artwork to an American Cancer Society's art auction. Gregory Boatright (BBA '75) of Oviedo, Fla., was promoted to captain in the U.S. Navy. Robert Phillips (AB '75) of Colquitt is principal of Miller County High School. Christine Colborne (ABJ '76) of Roswell is co-owner of Hollingsworth, Colborne & Associates, an Atlanta communications and public relations firm. William Edge Jr. (ABJ '76) of Lithonia received the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. William Lanier Jr. (BS '76) of Rochester, Minn., is a professor of anesthesiology at Mayo Medical School. He also serves as editor-in-chief of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, the world's third largest circulation-indexed general/internal medicine journal. Dennis McEntire (BBA '77), a general manager at Newnan Utilities, was appointed to Carroll Technical Institute's board of directors. Sam Tucker (AB '78) of Greensboro, N.C., was named director of global human resources for VF Corp. John Addison Jr. (AB '79) of Alpharetta is president of Primerica Financial Services, and does volunteer work for the Boy Scouts and United Way. William Carter Bates III (BBA '79) of Macon is director of SunTrust Bank of Middle Georgia and a member of the law firm James, Bates, Pope & Spivey.

Next reunion: April 14-16, 2000
Chairman: Vic Sullivan (BBA '80)
For information contact reunion coordinator Susan Bond (800-606-8786) or visit the Alumni Reunions web site for a Reunion Weekend schedule.

John "Harold" Mulherin III (AB '80) of University Park, Pa., is a professor of finance in the Smeal College of Business at Penn State University. He was recently selected as the McKinley Endowed Professor. Karen Perkins Weber (ABJ '81) of Dunwoody was promoted to associate executive vice president of the Professional Lawn Care Association of America. To benefit the American Cancer Society, photographer Nancy Reynolds Bartlett (BFA '83) of Saint Simons Island donated artwork to a silent art auction. Corlis Cummings (BS '83, JD '88) and Ricky McBride and their daughter Corric are pleased to announce the arrival of Chandler Cummings-McBride in June 1999. Elaine "Missy" Carlsen Wilson (BSA '84) of Monticello is a high school science teacher at Piedmont Academy.

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.

Charlotte Kirkland Brown (MSW '85) was promoted to director of marketing at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center. UGA's Terry College of Business honored Holger Weis (BBA '85) of Atlanta, Edward "William" Jones Jr. (BBA '88) of Augusta, and Addison "Andy" Barksdale (BBA '89, MBA '93) of Norcross as outstanding young alumni. Holger is a senior manager in the Atlanta office of Ernst & Young LLP, Will is the director of business affairs for Augusta National Golf Club, and Andy is director of marketing for BellSouth Mobility. Award-winning photographer Robert Haven (BFA '86) is now chief photographer for the Brunswick News. Alexander Chambers (BBA '87, JD '94) of Atlanta is vice president of the office division at Cousins Properties Inc. Macon attorney Christopher Smith (BBA '88) attended the Socrates Society Future Leaders Forum at the Aspen (Colo.) Institute. He was the only representative from Georgia. Michael McGahee (BSPh '89) of Thomson co-owns Wrens Apothecary along with James Fleming Jr. (BSPh '74).

Next reunion: April 14-16, 2000
Chairman: Craig Camuso (ABJ '90)
For information contact reunion coordinator Susan Bond (800-606-8786) or visit the Alumni Reunions web site for a Reunion Weekend schedule.

Jimmy Frangis (BBA '90, MBA '94) of Tucker was promoted to director of global solutions for Radiant Systems Inc. The law firm of Westmoreland, Patterson & Moseley named Bradley Pyles (ABJ '90) as a partner. Catholic composer Paul Tate (BMus '90, MM '92) of Lawrenceville wrote a song that was performed for Pope John Paul II by a choir from St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Lilburn. Paul serves as the director of music and liturgy at St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Duluth. William Turoski Jr. (BBA '90) is manager for Security Bank and Trust. Brian Monks (BBA '91) of Atlanta was honored as an outstanding young alumni by UGA's Terry College of Business for his work with Home Depot. Tammy Moseley Ray (ABJ '91, MME '92) is executive director of the Savannah Area Tourism Leadership Council. Afena Cobham (BA '92, MEd '96) of Bloomington, Ind., is studying to receive her M.A. in Afro-American Studies at Indiana University. John Hunt (BBA '92) of Suwanee was promoted to Manager-BDM of global solutions for Radiant Systems Inc. Jennifer Wiggins (BSFCS '92) of Cartersville is group tour coordinator for the Cartersville-Bartow County Convention and Visitors Bureau. She still finds time to serve biscuits and gravy at Cody J's on Friday mornings. Scott Huggins (AB '93) of Macon has joined the law firm of Adams, Hemingway and Wilson as an associate focusing on civil and criminal litigation. Kevin Miller (BBA '93) will serve as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy for the October 2000-01 term. He then hopes to practice law for a few years before returning to academia, this time as a law professor. Charles "Chris" Thompson (BBA '94) and Kimberly Harrell Thompson (BSEd '94) of Peachtree City had their first child, Katherine Sue, in March 1999. Chris is a branch manager and banking officer with Wachovia, and Kim teaches second grade at Mt. Zion Elementary.

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Brian Dennison (AB '95, JD '98, MBA '98) of Savannah has joined the law firm of Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP as an associate. Carol Anne Duke (ABJ '95, MBA '96) returned to Atlanta to join Coca-Cola as a consumer research manager. Carol, who previously worked with Burke Marketing Research in Cincinnati, says she's glad to be back home in the South again. John Blumer (BS '95, MS '98) of Louisville received a $50,000 scholarship after agreeing to return to his native Jefferson County and practice medicine when he graduates from medical school and completes his residency. Dana Hester Miller (BSEd '95) of Cleveland, Tenn., attended a classics seminar in Rome and Cumae. Dana, who teaches Latin and Spanish, made her trip after winning the Fulbright Scholarship. Wade Gallagher (BBA '98) of Atlanta was promoted to senior technical analyst of global solutions for Radiant Systems Inc. Emily Clonts (BSEd '99) of Winterville teaches special education at McHenry Elementary. Jeri Davis (AB '99) of Fayetteville has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air Force. Amanda Little (BSA '99) of Colquitt teaches at Miller County High School. James "Brian" Messer (BSEd '99) of Peachtree City works as a loan officer at Old Kent Mortgage. Anika Sterling (AB '99) graduated from Delta Air Lines flight attendant training and is based in New York City.

Compiled by Stacie Sutton

Grad Notes


Renata Libuse Elad (MS '90, PhD '99) of Tifton is a professor of agricultural economics at Abraham Baldwin College.


Charles Hadley (PhD '73) of Charlotte, N.C., who teaches English at Queens College, was the North Carolina winner in the 1999 U.S. Professors of the Year contest. Darrell Posey (PhD '79) of Oxford, England, was inducted as a fellow of the Linnean Society of London, which is devoted to the study of the life sciences. He is a fellow of Linacre College and director of the Programme for Traditional Resource Rights at Mansfield College, both at the University of Oxford. Kang Sun (MS '83) of Basking Ridge, N.J., was appointed vice president of technology for performance polymer business at Allied-Signal, Inc. J.B. Sharma (MS '87) was the Georgia winner in the 1999 U.S. Professors of the Year contest. He's a physics professor at Gainesville College. David McCullough (DMA '90), director of bands at Campbellsville University in Kentucky, was named conductor of the 2000 Kentucky Baptist Youth Orchestra.


Robert Whitmarsh (MBA '77) of Savannah was elected to the board of directors at Consumer Credit Counseling Service.


Marinelle Simpson (MEd '63, EdS '71, EdD '85) of McDonough is president of the Georgia Retired Educators Assoc. Frederick Raetsch (PhD '72) of Lewes, Del., is principal at Nellie Hughes Stokes Elementary. Nancy Hove Hensel (EdD '73) is interim president at the University of Maine's Presque Isle campus. Formerly she served as provost and vice president of academic affairs at UM's Farmington campus. Danny Shaw (MEd '75) of Columbia, S.C., is principal of Harleyville-Ridgeville Elementary. Carol Kasworm (EdD '77) of Cary, N.C., is head of the department of adult and community college education at N.C. State. Kristin Pope (MEd '95) is the CDC Foundation's new program officer.


Richard "William" Highlander (MA '72) of San Jose, Calif., is director of public relations for Calpine Corp., an independent power company. Michael Cass (MMC '95) is an education reporter at The Tennessean in Nashville. He previously worked at the Macon Telegraph.


A stretch of highway in southwestern Mitchell County was named in honor of Marietta's George Smith (LLB '48), who has held numerous positions in Georgia, including lieutenant governor and presiding justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization for exceptional trial lawyers, certified Austin Catts (JD '71) as a member. Toby Prodgers (JD '74) of Kennesaw is now a state judge for District I, where he presides over civil and criminal trials. Brian Raley (JD '91) of Atlanta has joined the law firm of Finley & Buckley, P.C., where he will continue his commercial litigation practice. Dorsey Carson Jr. (JD '96) of Jackson, Miss., is now associated with the law firm of Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP in Atlanta.


Charles Hamner Jr. (DVM '60, MS '62, PhD '64) of Chapel Hill, N.C., received an honorary doctor of science degree from Ulster University in Northern Ireland. He is president and CEO of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center in Research Triangle Park. Nathan Craddock (DVM '96) of Six Mile, S.C., president of Blue Ridge Veterinary Medical Assoc., spoke to veterinary technology students at Tri-County Technical College.

Compiled by Stacie Sutton



William "Andy" Campbell of Athens, a former employee of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and head of the Forest Disease Research Laboratory of the Bureau of Plant Industry at UGA, died Sept. 20, 1999. From 1971 to 1980 he taught plant pathology at the University and in 1981 he was inducted into the Georgia Forestry Hall of Fame. Charles Thompson of Athens, a retired professor and U.S. Navy veteran, died Sept. 1, 1999.


Asbury Baldwin of Madison, a retired pharmacist and member of the Masonic Lodge and Kiwanis Club for more than 50 years, died Aug. 9, 1999. Ralph Gorman Jr. of Newnan died in September 1998. Mary Lide of Greenwood, S.C., died June 4, 1999. Abram "Bob" Minis Jr. of Savannah, former owner of Carson Products and founder of Minis and Co., died June 29, 1998.


Sara Smith Divine (SNS, BSEd '38, MSEd '39) of Atlanta, a former curriculum supervisor for county schools and employee of the State Department of Education, died Sept. 21, 1999. Helen Shepard of Columbus died Sept. 11, 1999. She was a retired teacher who worked at Jordan Vocational High School in Columbus and Troy State University. She was honored with several education awards during her 30-year career and was named Georgia Star Teacher.

Team Doctor:

Not every physician can claim to have practiced his bedside manners on both a U.S. president and a football legend. But the late John "Bud" Robinson (BS '35), whose patients included Jimmy Carter and Herschel Walker, could. Robinson, who died Dec. 20, was a former family physician for the Carter family and a team physician for the UGA athletic program. The sports medicine clinic at the University Health Center is named for him.

Robinson practiced medicine in his hometown of Americus for 35 years, and was chief of surgery at what is now Sumter Regional Hospital. He was also a member of the University System Board of Regents. Said Carter during an '88 tribute to Robinson: "To me, greatness has, as some of its elements, quietness, humility, kindness, competence, service, gentleness, and an ability to exhibit through one's own profession the epitome of love. To me, those characteristics describe my friend, Bud Robinson."

ALAN JAWORSKI (1939-2000)

Alan Jaworski, the head of the Botany Department and UGA faculty member for 28 years, died Jan. 16. Jaworski arrived at the University in 1969 as a post-doctoral researcher, and later joined the faculty and rose to the rank of professor. During the course of his career at UGA, he taught thousands of students in introductory biology courses, and was known as a "student's teacher." In 1992, he was the recipient of a Meigs Award, the University's highest honor for teaching. This past academic year, Jaworski had been an active member of the Environmental Programs Enhancement Committee, which is looking into the possibility of a new college for environmental studies at the Unversity. He also served as director of a $1.4 million program sponsored by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute designed to enourage middle and high school students in math and science. During his time away from the University, he enjoyed fishing, cooking, and gardening.


Stanley Lindberg, editor of the University's quarterly literary journal, The Georgia Review, since 1977, died Jan. 18. Under his leadership, the journal rose to national prominence, and recieved the National Magazine Award in 1986. He was also actively involved in Georgia's literary community. He worked as literary adviser for the 1996 Olympic Games' Cultural Olympiad, where he arranged an unprecedented gathering of nine living recipients of the Nobel Prize in Literature. In 1985, he organized a similar event in Athens, "Roots in Georgia," that brought 17 Georgia-born writers to the University community. Last year, he was named University Professor in recognition of his work improving the quality of the University's service. A group of noted writers also established the biennial Stanley W. Lindberg Award last year to honor contributors to Georgia's literary culture through excellence in teaching, writing, editing, or publishing. The first award was presented to author Pat Conroy. Lindberg himself was author or editor of10 books and dozens of critical essays and book reviews.


David Mark Randolph, a professor in the University School of Music, died Jan. 22. At the University he taught tuba and euphonium, directed the Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble, and performed in the Georgia Brass Quintet and the Georgia Brass. Known by his students as "Coach," he was so trusted by them that he was once called to post bail for two students who had been arrested on a minor charge at 3 a.m. He was an well-known concert soloist who performed on the tuba in many countries, including Korea, Brazil, China, and Finland. Prior to coming to the University in 1973, he served in the U.S. Army as a member of the Army Band in Washington, D.C.
Jennifer Rainey


Joseph Brown (AB '29) of Atlanta, an account executive with Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, died Sept. 23, 1999. He would have celebrated his 70th year in the brokerage business just a month later. Brown was also a founder of the Breakthru House Inc., an agency providing assistance for the rehabilitation of women with addictions. Pryor Fitts (BSC '29) of Dalton, a Whitfield County tax commissioner for 21 years, died Sept. 19, 1999. Fitts was an active community volunteer, and also worked as a farmer, Boy Scout executive, and accountant before going to work for the Georgia Department of Revenue.


Rose Harrold Jones (BSHE '32) of Athens, a retired teacher who taught in Royston and Trinton, died Sept. 17, 1999. Vera Keith (ABEd '33, MEd '48) of Atlanta, a former teacher and elementary school principal, died Sept. 18, 1999. Harlow Autry (BSC '34) of Alpharetta died Sept. 21, 1999. He was followed in death one week later by his wife, Willie Mae Autry, also a University graduate (see '38 section below). Kathryn Baker Perkins (BSHE '34) of Canton died Jan. 12, 1999. Elma Smith Kurtz (BSPE '36) of Lithonia died July 11, 1999. Kurtz worked for many years for the Coca-Cola Company and the Atlanta Historical Society. Addison Ayers (BSC '37) of Richmond, Va., retired vice president and chief financial officer for Abrams Industries Inc., died Sept. 20, 1999. Dorsey "Dean" Morrison Sr. (BSA '37) of Tucker, a former superintendent with the Pelham City Schools who spent 43 years in education, died Sept. 13, 1999. Morrison was Pelham's Citizen of the Year in 1974 and served as the Georgia Education Association director from 1966-1969. Howard Perry Jr. (AB '37) of Winder, former president and chairman of Winder Manufacturing Co., died Sept. 15, 1999. Sumner Smith (ABEd '37, MA '40) of Jefferson , a college textbook salesman for 30 years, died Aug. 9, 1999. Smith served in WWII and was named 121st Infantry Citizen of the Year in 1996. W. Stuart Witham III (M '37) of Atlanta, former vice president of Adair Realty and Loan Company, died Aug. 13, 1999. Witham also served on the Board of Trustees of Young Harris College. Willie Mae Autry (MA '38) of Alpharetta, a former teacher and vice principal of Sandy Springs High School, died Sept. 28, 1999. She was preceded in death one week earlier by her husband, Harlow Autry, also a University graduate (see '34 section above). Kenneth Coleman (AB '38, MA '40) of Athens, a professor emeritus of history and a noted authority on colonial Georgia and Athens, died Nov. 27, 1999, as a result of an automobile accident. Coleman was the author of several books on Georgia history and edited A History of Georgia, which was commissioned by former governor Jimmy Carter. Coleman also served several terms as curator of the Georgia Historical Society. William "Russell" Daniel Jr. (BSC '38) of Bogart, president of Russell Daniel Inc. and partner in Russell Daniel Irrigation Co., died Sept. 12, 1999. He was a charter member of the UGA Touchdown Club and a founder of the Athens Boat Club. Elizabeth Dickerson Hardeman (ABEd '38) of McDonough died Sept. 23, 1999. Martha Johnson Kaplan (ABJ '38) of Macon, a retired editor with the Macon Telegraph and News, died in Feb. 1999. Marguerite Costa Patat (ABJ '38) of Marietta died Sept. 7, 1999. Ada Bryant Feagle (BSEd '39) of Columbia, S.C., a former schoolteacher in Athens and Columbia, died Sept. 6, 1999. Lena Coffee Milam (BSHE '39) of Sea Island, died July 5, 1999.


Moss Lockman Jr. (BSF '40) of Tallahassee, Fla., a timber management consultant, died May 4, 1999. James Carmichael (BL '41) of Swainsboro, a retired attorney, died July 7, 1999. Jeanette Cox Erb (AB '41) of Phoenix, Ariz., died Sept. 24, 1999. Olyn Hammond (BFA '41) of Zapata, Texas, died Feb. 13, 1999. Ann Turner Kelly (ABJ '41) of Fitchburg, Ma., died Nov. 15, 1998. Margaret "Sara" Jenkins Yarbrough (BSHE '41) of Watkinsville, a schoolteacher at College Park High School for 30 years, died Sept. 6, 1999. Frederick Wilkes (M '42) of Sacramento, Calif., a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Air Corps, died Aug. 20, 1999. Garnett DeHart (BSA '44) of Barefoot Bay, Fla., died July 26, 1999. He was instrumental in persuading Georgia farmers to pasteurize milk, and also in establishing artificial insemination in dairy herds. He was past president of the Georgia Environmental Health Association and received a Star Crystal Award from the National Environmental Health Association for excellence in his field. Paul "Wink" Lee (M '45) of Waycross, a dentist, died Sept. 1, 1999. Lee served on the board of examiners for dentistry and the board of the Georgia Academy for Dental Practice. He was also well-known as a leading member of The Men of Note band. Lee played football at UGA as a freshman, prior to serving in the Navy during WWII. Mary Pfeiffer Sims (BBA '45) of East Point, a tree farm owner, died Sept. 15, 1999. Frances Adams Carter (AB '46) of Atlanta died Sept. 29, 1999. Nannelle Moseley Johnson (M '46) of Alma died March 10, 1999. James "Brown" Cochran (BSPh '47) of Marietta, a WWII army veteran, died Aug. 11, 1999. Daisy "Estelle" Watson Hardman (BSHE '47) of Gainesville, an avid community volunteer, died Sept. 5, 1999. She was a two-time winner of the Ladies' Golf Championship of the Chatahoochee Country Club. Robert Williams (BBA '47) of Jacksonville, Fla., a retired manager with Southern Bell, died Aug. 22, 1999. Charles Daniel Jr. (BBA '48) of Jackson, retired president of Danielford Sales Inc., died June 12, 1999. Edward James Jr. (BSA '48, MS '62) of Watkinsville, a WWII veteran, died April 2, 1999. Gerald Hannah (BBA '49) of Meridian, Miss., a retired manufacturing representative, died Sept. 8, 1999. Richard Hayes (BSPh '49) of Warner Robins died Sept. 10. 1999. Norma Bell Irvin (M '49) of Decatur died Sept. 24, 1998. Howard "Moose" Johnson (BSEd '49) of Moore, Okla., a former football coach at the University of Alabama and Oklahoma A&M, died Aug. 7, 1999. Johnson also served as the assistant athletic director at Oklahoma State. Joseph Legato (BSPh '49) of Athens died June 14, 1999. Nevel Mize (BSAE '49) of Lyons, a retired engineer with the Georgia Department of Transportation, died Aug. 9, 1999. He was also a radiological officer for the Toombs County EMA. Velma Olmstead Moffett (M '49) of Macon died Dec. 15, 1998. William Short (BBA '49) of Fayetteville, a retired assistant division controller with Georgia Pacific, died Sept. 6, 1999. Dennis Souther (BBA '49) of Macon died Sept. 6, 1998. Arthur Strickland (BSA '49, MEd '60, EdD '66) of Vidalia, one of the first instructors of the Young Farmers Program and a science consultant with the State Department of Education, died Aug. 14, 1999. He also taught at Georgia Southern and Brewton-Parker College. He was involved in environmental education for 20 years and established the Montgomery County Recycling Center. Thomas Talbott III (BS '49) of Bradenton, Fla., died July 31, 1999. Nancy Rigdon White (BBA '49) of Birmingham, Ala., an active volunteer in her church and community, died March 15, 1999.


Clarence Fisher Jr. (BSA '50) of Cordele, a retired employee of the poultry industry company Marshall Durbin, died June 6, 1998. Elie Holton (JD '50) of Douglas, a Superior Court judge in the Waycross Judicial Circuit for 23 years, died Aug. 8, 1999. He was a former mayor of Douglas and a state representative in the Georgia General Assembly, and one of Coffee County's two courtrooms is named for him. Charles Upchurch (M '50) of Athens, founder of Upchurch Realty and Upchurch Insurance Agency, died Oct. 25, 1999. He also served as chairman of the board of Coldwell the Athens community and received numerous professional and community service awards. Frank "Bill" Volk Jr. (BFA '50) of Largo, Fla., died in Nov. 1998. Harold Ellis (MEd' 52) of Dalton, former principal and basketball coach at Pleasant Grove High School, died July 22, 1999. Ellis played varsity basketball and competed in track while at UGA. Charles Royal (M '52) of Americus died Sept. 23, 1999. Ernest Brokins (LLB '53) of Villa Rica, a lawyer in Atlanta for 40 years, died Sept. 6, 1999. Robert Withers (BBA '54) of Oklahoma City, Okla., died June 26, 1999. Eunice Fairchild Duncan (AB '55) of Mount Dora, Fla., died Feb. 12, 1999. Dexter Poss (BSEd '55, MEd '75) of Thomson, a retired high school teacher and coach, died Aug. 4, 1999. Byron Bohannon (BSCh '56, MCh '59) of Alpharetta, a chemist with the Food and Drug Administration in Washington, D.C., died Sept. 22, 1999. John Jaudon Jr. (BBA '56) of Atlanta died Dec. 13, 1998. Prior to attending UGA, Jaudon served in the Korean Conflict. Calvin Cannon (DVM '58) of Athens, Tenn., a retired veterinarian, died May 16, 1999. He was named Veterinarian of the Year by the Tennessee Veterinary Medicine Association in 1972. Cannon also served on the Tennessee state senate from 1966 to 1974. Floyd Wardlow Jr. (LLB '58) of Ashburn, a retired attorney, died Sept. 8, 1998. Clay "C.D." Gann III (BBA '59) of Atlanta died July 31, 1999. He was a former teacher and coach at Sandy Springs, Crestwood, and Chatahoochee high schools. James Highfill (BSA '59) of Norcross, director of general office services with Gold Kist for 33 years, died Aug. 18, 1999. He was also an army veteran of the Korean Conflict. Charles "Tom" Nolan (BBA '59), former owner of Pepsi Bottling Co. in Waycross and past president of the Georgia Bottling Co., died Sept. 4, 1999. Melvin Thompson Jr. (LLB '59) of Valdosta died July 13, 1999. Thompson was a former deputy attorney general with the State of Georgia and practiced law in Atlanta and Valdosta for 40 years.


Carl "Branson" Free Jr. (BSF '60) of Hoschton died Nov. 28, 1998. Ralph "Martin" Hairston III (BSEd '60), retired owner of The Book Store in Laurens, S.C., died June 14, 1999. Bonnie Garrison Carlan (BSEd '61) of Maysville died Sept. 16, 1999. Myrle Cofield Messer (BFA '61) of Athens died Sept. 15, 1999. David Woolsey (BSF '61) of Savannah died May 21, 1999. Jay Steckler (BSPh '62) of Midland, a staff pharmacist at the Martin Army Hospital in Fort Benning, died Aug. 31, 1999. Samuel Gehr (DVM '63) of Sykesville, Md., owner and operator of a veterinary clinic, died May 23, 1999. Gehr was active in several veterinary organizations, serving as president of the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association and trustee of the Maryland Veterinary Foundation. He also bred, raised, and raced pigeons. Demetrios Papanicolaou (BS '63) of Lawrenceville died June 6, 1999. Papanicolaou was an accountant in Stone Mountain. Charles Parham (ABJ '63) of Athens, founder and operator of Parham Realty for 30 years, died Sept. 3, 1999. Lloyd "Ronald" Bump (BSA '64) of Perry, N.Y., a district sales manager of American Farm Products, died Aug. 8, 1999. Louise Coleman Jordan (AB '64) of Acworth died Aug. 9, 1999. She also studied at the Lausanne, Switzerland Conservatory of Music. While living in Saudi Arabia for 16 years, she taught music to the members of the Saudi royal family and gave concerts throughout the area. Corinne Holden Maffett (MEd '65, EdS '71) of Elberton, a retired supervisor of curriculum for the Elbert County School System, died Aug. 26, 1999. Ronald Gorday (BS '66) of Columbus, a retired U.S. Army medical evacuation helicopter pilot and Vietnam veteran, died Sept. 8, 1999. He was also a retired science teacher at Columbus Junior High School. Robert "Gene" Kile (ABJ '68) of Athens, a freelance writer and photographer, died Sept. 11, 1999. Charles Rivers (BSA '68) of Fayetteville, a farmer and research assistant at UGA's Agricultural Experiment Station in Griffin, died Sept. 9, 1999. He was a former president of the Fayette County Farm Board. Hildred Weese Chapman (BSEd '69) of Marietta died Aug. 14, 1999. She was a retired teacher in the Cobb County School System.


Warren Valine (PhD '70) of Roswell, a professor emeritus in Auburn's counseling and psychology department, died July 28, 1999. In 1990, he was presented with the President's Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Association for Specialists in Group Work. He was also a former music minister at Athens First Baptist Church. Linda Parham Colville (MSW '73) of Athens died Aug. 13, 1999. She was a retired case manager at Northeast Georgia Regional Development Center Community Care Program and also worked for many years as a social worker. Mary Ann Garrison (EdS '73) of Thomson, a teacher in DeKalb and McDuffie counties, died Aug. 5, 1999. Dottye McLendon (MEd '73) of Brunswick, a teacher in the Brunsick/Glynn County school system for 30 years, died Aug. 10 , 1999. She was also involved with the annual Ebony Fashion Fair and the Brunswick chapter of The Links. Allen Tenenbaum (BBA '73) of Atlanta, a business entrepreneur and community volunteer, died July 29, 1999. Agnes Adamson (MEd '76) of West Palm Beach, Fla., an administrative assistant at the Rosarian Academy, died Jan. 31, 1999. Joel Smith (BSPh '76) of Brandon, Miss., died Aug. 15, 1999. He taught at the Medical College of Georgia and the University of Alabama and was the author of several scientific publications. He also served in the Georgia Air National Guard.


Richard Bryan (BSPh '80) of Jacksonville, Fla., director of pharmacy at Nations Health Care, died June 13, 1999. Jill Shirley Robbins (BSEd '81) of Smiths, Ala., an activity therapist who worked with abused children, died July 29, 1999. She also served as a church music director and youth leader. Courtney Lane Farmer (ABJ '85) of Columbus, a manager with the Flournoy Company and an artist, died Aug. 26, 1999. She was also an active member of the Junior League. Scott Penley Jr. (AB '85, director of print communications at First United Methodist Church in Marietta, died Aug. 11, 1999. He was also a former assistant copy desk chief for the Marietta Daily Journal.


Amelia Beck (EdS '91) of Evans, a retired vice principal of Grovetown Elementary School and family facilitator for the Columbia County School System, died Aug. 18, 1999. Eulalio Burgos (AB '99) of Danbury, Conn., died Oct. 18, 1999.


Wesley Howell, a senior landscape architecture major from Powder Springs, died Feb. 5. Peter Smith of Athens, a senior studio art major, died Nov. 17, 1999.

Compiled by Jennifer Rainey

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