March 2001: Vol. 80, No. 2

Class Notes, Grad Notes, and Obituaries


McGarity honed his marching talents as a Redcoat bandsman in the 1960s.
Jim Mcgarity (M '67) attracted a lot of attention as a young trumpet player. He was a guest soloist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Atlanta Pops. But McGarity's real avenue to fame was Pennsylvania Avenue, where, beginning in 1973, he began leading the U.S. Army Band at every Presidential Inaugural Parade—eight in all, including George W. Bush's in January. Would've been nine, but Reagan's second inaugural was cancelled in '85 due to cold weather.

"They're all cold," says McGarity, who has the 265-member band practice the "freeze-out march," a bugle-call type number they can play even if it gets so cold that the horns freeze with their valves in the open position.

McGarity started his marching career with UGA's Redcoat Band in the 1960s, and will retire from the Army in April after 32 years as drum major. He and the band have appeared in four movies, and played at ceremonies for Queen Elizabeth, Pope John Paul II, and Mikhail Gorbachev.

Billy McWilliams (BSC '34) of Rome was inducted into the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame. As a student, he was captain of the golf team and won the state amateur golf championship in 1933-34.

The second edition of Marvin Gillis' (BSA '40) book, Gillis and Other Pioneer Families of Georgia, first published in '88, has been re-released. Gillis is a retired executive with International Minerals and Chemical Corp. He and wife Helen have homes in Glenview, Ill., and St. Simons. After 50 years of pediatric practice in Panama City, Fla., Floyd Humphreys Jr. (BS '42) announced his retirement. When Humphreys moved to Florida to start his practice, he said he was "the only pediatrician between Tallahassee and Pensacola."

Tom Harris (BBA '53) is working part-time as a salesman at Workbench Ace Hardware in Atlanta.

Savannah's Arthur Gignilliat (ABJ '55) is the new chair of the Georgia Ports Authority, which governs deepwater ports in Savannah and Brunswick and inland barge terminals at Columbus and Bainbridge. Gignilliat recently retired as president/CEO of Savannah Electric. He is a past member of the Georgia House of Representatives and a former member of the State Board of Regents. As a member of the Independence Messiah Choir in Missouri, Thurman Oliver (BS '57) performed Handel's "Messiah" Normal>at Carnegie Hall in November. The DeKalb Commission named 62-year resident Walter McCurdy (AB '59, JD '62) of Stone Mountain the official county historian. McCurdy is a former attorney and past president of the DeKalb Historical Society.

Joe Estes (BBA '60) of DeSoto, Texas, retired from GAF Corp. Earl Ford (BBA '60) of Camilla was named Top Agent-President's Trophy winner by Cotton States Insurance. Woodrow Wilson Denney Jr. (BBA '63) of Athens retired from GoldKist Inc. after 33 years of service as a sales manager.

Janet O'Kelley Adams (BBA '65, MEd '76, EdS '86) of Commerce was awarded the 2000 William H. Booth Citizenship Award. After a 27-year career, she retired from public education to become vocational director for the Jackson County schools. She was instrumental in creating a vocational night at a high school where she served as principal for seven years. Walter Watkins (BBA '65) of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., retired after 33 years as an Air Force civilian employee. Investment banker Ander Crenshaw (AB '66) of Jacksonville is one of three newly elected Florida congressmen. The landscape architecture department at Texas Tech named Alon Kvashny (BLA '66) its new chairman. Kvashny had taught at West Virginia and was a senior landscape architect for the city of Jerusalem as well as Ann Arbor, Mich. Robert Perkins (AB '66) of Tallahassee, Fla., was named to Florida State's "Circle of Gold" alumni group. He works with administrative and governmental law and lobbying. Michael Steed (AB '66) of Bowden wrote an article for the Times-Georgian, in which he explored some of the outlandish college courses offered across the country. Georgia Trend editor-publisher Neely Young (BBA '66) of Kennesaw was the featured speaker at Shorter College's spring convocation. As a parting gift to the graduates, he gave each one a subscription to GT. Groves Jeter (BBA '67), a fifth-generation Byromville farmer, has devised a plan that would require all retail goods to carry a one-percent sales tax that would be routed through the Farm Service Agency back to the farmer. The Agriculture Security Assistance Payment is being presented to members of Georgia's congressional delegation. Milford Mason (BSEd '67, MEd '73, EdS '77) of Canton retired from the Cherokee County School System, where he attended school himself, after 35 years of service. Mason was a science and social studies teacher, a school social worker, and, since 1975, he has been the assistant superintendent and support service and facility/construction manager. Ann Jarrett Wooten (ABJ '67) received a master's headline/profiles>degree in storytelling from East Tennessee State. At its spring commencement ceremony, Mercer University awarded Gov. Roy Barnes (BBA '69, JD '72) an honorary doctor of laws degree for "his dedication and support of medical education and health care in Georgia."

Frank Aaron (BS '70) of Warner Robins is the new CEO of the Houston Healthcare Complex. Bob Alford (BBA '70) has joined Atlas Roofing Corp. in Hampton as human resources manager. Cecil Bentley (BBA '70), formerly with The Macon Telegraph, is the new executive editor of the Athens Daily News and Banner-Herald. John Huey (AB '70) of New York City, who had been managing editor at Fortune (see Sept. '99 issue of GM), will head a new AOL Time Warner unit that includes Fortune and two new spinoffs: eCompany Now and FSB: Fortune Small Business. Carroll County extension agent Don Morris (BBA '70, MFOR '74) was promoted to program development coordinator for the extension service's 35-county central district. Ruth Stanley Summerlin (BSHE '70, MEd '73) is the new principal of Bascomb Elementary in Canton. After a career in education that included service as a teacher, principal, and assistant superintendent, John Jahera (BS '71, MBA '77, PhD '81) was named interim dean of the department of finance at Auburn University. Edward Tolley (BBA '71, MBA '74, JD '75) received the Chief Justice Robert Benham Award for Community Service for establishing a literacy project, which is supported and operated by the Western Circuit Bar Association in the public schools of Clarke County. Douglas resident Elizabeth Smith White (BSEd '71, MEd '77) is celebrating her 10-year anniversary as principal of Eastside Elementary in Coffee County. Geri Forehand (BBA '72) of Atlanta was named regional manager of consulting services for Alex Sheshunoff Management Services, LLP, a national financial consulting company. Cissy Alexander Hutchinson (AB '72) was named vice president of investments at Synovus Securities. John Michels (BBA '72) is CFO of Spartanburg Stainless Products Inc. in South Carolina. Cathy Clements Towles (ABJ '72) was named director of marketing/public relations at the Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah. Priscilla Danheiser Cohen (AB '73, MS '76, PhD '79), dean and vice president of academic affairs at Wesleyan College, has returned to teaching. She is a psychology professor and former associate dean at Wesleyan. Lawrie E. Jordan, III, (BLA '73) of Atlanta, president and founding partner of ERDAS, Inc., joined the advisory board for Geospatial Solutions. Glenn White (BBA '73) of Buford was elected chair of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. He is president/CEO of the First Bank of Gwinnett. Gary Lewis (BS '74) of Jesup was voted Wayne County's favorite dentist for a second time. Frank Schlier (BBA '74, MBA '75) of Chapel Hill, N.C., has been promoted to group vice president and global practice director for financial services of the Gartner Group, a provider of information technology research, consumer and market intelligence, and strategic consulting services with clients in 51 countries.

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Vallye Jean Blanton (BSEd '75) of Valdosta is among 200 teachers selected for the 1999 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. She is a teacher at Lake Park Elementary School and will receive a $7,500 educational grant to be used at the school, a Presidential citation, and a trip to Washington, D.C. G.D. Gearino (ABJ '75), a columnist for The News and Observer in Raleigh, N.C., spoke at a luncheon and book signing at Piedmont College. Gearino's first book, What the Deaf Mute Heard, published in '96, won the Sir Walter Raleigh Award for fiction from the Historical Book Club of North Carolina. It was made into a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, which was nominated for three Emmy awards and received the highest ratings in Hallmark movie history. The Fuquay-Varina, N.C., resident has published two other books, Counting Coup and Blue Hole. Benjamin Brinson (BBA '76, JD '79) of Claxton was one of three judges chosen to fill the newly approved juvenile judgeships for Liberty County. Brinson represents Tattnall and Evans counties, and also serves as chief juvenile judge of the Atlantic Judicial Circuit. Wayne County voted Robert Pumpelly (BS '76) their favorite doctor. The Jesup resident has been practicing internal medicine since 1983. James L. Smith (BSFR '76, MS '79) of Jacksonville, Fla., was promoted to manager of forest management systems development for International Paper Co. Juanita Pierson Stedman (BSEd '76) of Marietta was appointed juvenile court judge for Cobb County. She was previously an administrative law judge handling special education due process hearings, as well as a juvenile court advocate. Barnesville-Lamar County's Citizen of the Year Rhonda Brinkley Toon (ABJ '76) of Barnesville will lead the annual Buggy Days parade, which celebrates the town's heritage as the Buggy Capital of the South. She received national attention when she joined forces with Bill Gates to bring computers into the classroom and is now recognized as an authority on technology in the classroom. She directs the Gordon Georgia Youth Science and Technology Center. Charles Gillis (BSA '77) of Vidalia is senior vice president/ Lyons community manager for the Darby Bank & Trust Co. Lois Lumpkin Long (BS '77) and her family are interested in obtaining information about former UGA student Peter Goldsmith, who was Sgt. York's commanding officer in World War I and was killed in action. Please contact Lois' father, Murray Lumpkin, at 706/278-8618. Nancy Alexine Cloonan (BLA '78) of Newark, Del., was named an associate of Homsey Architects Inc. Cloonan focuses on community-based institutions such as day care centers, schools, community centers, nature centers, artist workshops and public and private gardens. She also serves as vice president of the Newark planning commission. After 20 years in the public relations business, Randy Seigal (BBA '78) opened RASCommunications in Asheville, N.C. He publishes a self-syndicated column, "Confessions of a Late Bloomer," on the challenges of mid-life. The Coastal Georgia Historical Society elected St. Simons resident Gordon Strother (BBA '78) as one of its three new directors. Strother is vice-president and owner of J.C. Strother Company and director of Atlantic National Bank. Michele Burns (BBA '79, MACC '80) was named executive vice president and CFO of Delta Air Lines in Atlanta. Nick Chafin (BBA '79) and partners created the financial advisory firm Tripp, Chafin & Associates, LLC, in Marietta. Deborah Smith Marsh (BBA '79) of Monticello is executive director of McIntosh Financial Services.

Jeffrey Dunn (BBA '80) of Atlanta is the new president of Coca-Cola North America, having recently served as deputy president. Mark Goldenburg (BBA '80) was promoted to Sun Microsystems' group marketing manager for the Midwest and has relocated to Chicago. Andy Towson (BBA '80, MBA '84) of Irmo, S.C., works in sales technology with Colonial Life and Accident. At the National Association of County Agriculture Agents Annual Professional Conference, Carl Varnadoe (BSA '80, MA '94) received the Environmental Protection-Rural Category National Finalist Award. He is the Madison County extension coordinator, and he received the award for preventing 40,000 pounds of unwanted or unusable pesticides from potentially harming the environment. Chris Hughes (AB '81, JD '84) is the new juvenile court judge for the Cordele Judicial Circuit. Joel Kantziper (BBA '81) is director of Reins Operation for Travelers Property Casualty in Hartford, Conn. Rob Saye (BBA '81) joined Sideware Corp. in Atlanta as a senior account executive. He's responsible for the company's Internet-based customer service software. Frank Etheridge (AB '82) of St. Marys is Camden County's new director of planning and development. Keith Griggs (BBA '82, MA '83) has been promoted to senior vice president of Community Bankshares Inc., a multi-state bond holding company in Cornelia. John Harms (BBA '82) presented a paper on quantum gravity at an international conference in St. Petersburg, Russia. Mark Smith ( BBA '82, JD '84) of Leola, Pa., joined the Barley, Snyder, Sneft and Cohen, LLC, firm as a member of the employment law group. Renee Reeves Webb (AB '82) of Silver Creek is the new compliance officer in charge of making sure adequate systems are in place to meet federal and state statutes at Harbin Clinic. Troy Webb (BBA '83) married Cathy Grant at the First Presbyterian Church in Clarkesville. Webb, a former drum major for UGA's Redcoat Marching Band, is a member of the Northwind Symphonic Band and is a retirement planning specialist with VALIC. The Beta-Lambda chapter of Kappa Sigma presented the James D. Peters Alumnus of the Year Award to Dallas Mayor Boyd Austin (AB '84). Joan Burger (BSEd '84) of Suwanee and Emmett Mullins (BSEd '83, MEd '85, EdD '97) of Grayson have written a series of books designed to help elementary teachers integrate technology into their instructional method. Joan works with gifted students, and Emmett is a technology coordinator at Harbins Elementary School in Dacula. SunTrust Bank's board of directors promoted Kathryn Hills Dennis (AB '84) of Macon to senior vice president. Carolyn Brault Seefer (BBA '84) was granted tenure at Diablo Valley College, a community college in the San Francisco Bay area. She is a business professor and secretary of the faculty senate.

Ben Kirbo (BS '85) opened Southeastern Plastic Surgery in Tallahasse, Fla. He has previous experience on staff at the Tallahassee Plastic Surgery Clinic. Former Christian Coalition executive director Ralph Reed (AB '85) worked on George W. Bush's presidential campaign. Reed said the idea was to infuse religion into the Republican Party. Three years ago, the Duluth resident created Century Strategies, a political-corporate consulting firm. Janet Carver Ross (BSHE '85) and husband Keith live in Douglas with their two-year-old son Ridge. William Carl West III (BBA '85, MACC '86) was named director of the Deloitte and Touche tax practice in Columbia, S.C. Jerry Lee Davis' (BBA '86, MACC '88) most recent play, Hunting Harper Lee, was performed at the 14th Street Playhouse in Atlanta. Joyce Lewis Fears (BSPH '86) joined the staff of Jackson Drug as a pharmacist. Michael Garris (BLA '86) is a senior planner and landscape architect in Belt Collin's Hawaii office. F. Alan Harris (BBA '86) of Cartersville joined Crescent Bank & Trust as a director. Harris is the owner and president of Century 21 Alan Harris Realty. C. Mason McWhorter (AB '86) was named president of Regions Bank's new Athens-Clarke division. Richard Mix (BBA '86) and an associate from Marietta combined their resources and talents to create Giant Leap Entertainment. The company's first movie, "Terror Tract," premiered at the Fox Theatre last fall and was bought and shown on the USA Network. Wayne Radloff (BSHE '86) of Hilton Head, S.C., a member of Georgia's '80 National Championship team and a pro football player for nine years, joined Sea Pines Real Estate. Wayne received the Hilton Head Island Assoc. of Realtors 1999 President's Service Award for coaching the Dixie Youth Majors World Series Championship team. Peter Anderson (BSEd '87) is vice president of operations at Patillo Companies, a real estate company that builds, leases, and manages industrial parks. The former Georgia football captain played for the Indianapolis Colts for a year before back surgery put an end to his football career. William Garrett (BS '87), a neurologist and movement disorder specialist with the Neurological Institute of Savannah, discussed the latest findings and new medications for Parkinson's disease at the Savannah Parkinson Support Group. Jim McMichael (BBA '87) was recently promoted to marketing manager at Bayside, a popular tourist spot and shopping center in the Miami area. Michelle Mills Blume (ABJ '88) of Greensboro is a new fifth grade teacher for Gatewood School. Allison Levie Gross (ABJ '88) of Winter Springs, Fla., was featured on the cover of the Oct. 24 issue of Woman's World. Gross is a bank analyst for the Kirchman Corp., a banking software and automation company in Orlando. The Redmond Regional Medical Center has appointed Robersteen Howard (BS '88) of Rome to a three-year term on its board of trustees. She has been a pediatrician at Harbin Clinic since 1995, and she participates in health-care programs for the underprivileged and the Infant Mortality project. Timothy Roberts (AB '88) of Savannah joined the law firm of Oliver, Maner, & Gray as a partner. Americus kindergarten teacher Jan Leavy Bone (BSHE '89) has created "itty bitty info," a Brunswick News children's supplement that will concentrate on concepts coinciding with each month. Mark Bradshaw (BBA '89, MACC '95) completed his Ph.D in accounting at the U. of Michigan and is teaching an accounting class in the MBA program at Harvard. Elizabeth Fretwell (AB '89, MPA '91) is Las Vegas' new assistant city manager. She had been intergovernmental relations director for Henderson, Nev. Walter Henderson Jr. (BBA '89, MACC '90) of Alpharetta was made partner at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, LLP, a national law firm. Derek Watkins (BBA '89) of Macon was promoted to president of Century South Mortgage, a division of Century South Banks.

Laura Berry (BBA '90) married Ethan Staats (BBA '92) in February. They live in Atlanta. Attorney Carl Fulp III (BBA '90) and a colleague formed Fulp & Holt, P.C., in Valdosta. Elizabeth Graddy (AB '90, ABJ '90) of Homerville joined the law firm of Sutton and Associates. Mickey Hyams (BBA '90) joined the Ben Ray Advantage Team with ReMAX Greater Atlanta as a buyer's agent. Stephen Lenich (BBA '90) of Alpharetta received his master's degree from Georgia State and is manager of financial analysis and acquisi-tions at One Coast Network in Atlanta. John Tyson (BBA '90) of Vidalia is senior vice president and CEO for Darby Bank & Trust Co. Joe Vaughn (BS '90) of Rome, a physician at Floyd Medical Center, was certified by the American Board of Family Practice. Amanda Brinkley Buice (BSEd '91) of Lamar County Elementary in Barnesville and Amy Monroe Denty (BSEd '91), a teacher at Arthur Williams Middle School in Jesup, were among 200 teachers selected for the 1999 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. They will receive a $7,500 educational grant to be used at their schools, a Presidential citation, and a trip to Washington, D.C. Carolyn Merritt Gandy (BS '91) of Marietta is director of business systems development for Turner Entertainment Group. She and husband Darren have a daughter, Claire Anne, born on July 3. Brynn Grant Mitchell (ABJ '91) of Savannah joined EM Services Inc. as vice president of marketing. Previously, Mitchell was director of marketing with the Savannah Economic Development Authority. Geoffrey Repella (AB '91, MBA '94) of Savannah was named vice president of business affairs at Byrd Cookie Co. David Westberry (BS '91) joined the office of J. Lex Kenerly III, M.D., as an orthopedic surgeon. Kent Bodoh (BBA '92) is working for TRW Inc., a multinational auto parts company in Aldorf, Germany. April Lavender (BSFCS '92) is executive director of the Smyrna-based Georgia Industry Assoc. Jeanna Mastrodicasa (ABJ '92, JD '95) of Gainesville, Fla., is associate director of the U. of Florida's honors program. Erm Southeast, an international environmental health and safety consulting firm, named Joseph Halberda (ABJ '93) of Charleston, S.C., its marketing coordinator. Scott Johnson ( BBA '93) of Atlanta is vice president of corporate operations at Headhunter.Net. Susan McMillan Kane (BSPH '93) of Woodstock was awarded the Pharmacist of the Year Award at the GPA's convention. She is a pharmacist supervisor for Publix in Marietta. Linda Steadman Leavell (BS '93, MS '95, DVM '00) is the new veterinarian at the Monroe Veterinary Clinic. Rae Louise McPherson (ABJ '93) married Richard Rowland in September at the First Presbyterian Church in Atlanta. She is marketing manager for in Atlanta. Kevin Trapnell (BSPH '93) opened a family medical center in Douglas. Steve Batson (EdD '94) is vice president of university relations at Georgia Southwestern State in Americus and newly elected chair of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Ralph "Rob" Bowden IV (AB '94) of Savannah was elected to the board of directors of Bernard Williams & Co. Stephen Brooks (AB '94) was promoted to regional director of South Carolina, North Carolina, and Tennessee by AIM Healthcare. Beth Herman (BBA '94) joined Enterprise Capital Management as a retirement plans regional coordinator for the western U.S. Jay Holder (AB '94) accepted the position of financial specialist for First Union National Bank in Rome. Patti Peach (ABJ '94) of Atlanta developed, a non-partisan, issue-oriented research site.

Kendra Blackerby (BSEd '95, MEd '96) of Waverly was named Camden County School System Teacher of the Year. She teaches remedial reading and math at Mamie Lou Gross Elementary in Woodbine. Regina Cannon Dunn (BSFCS '95) joined the Terrell County Extension Service staff and is concentrating on the county's 4-H Clubs. The Leesburg resident worked as an extension agent in Macon county for five years. Forest Johnson (AB '95) of Perry was decorated with the Army Achievement Medal while serving as a medical specialist in Fort Knox, Ky. John Farrell Sisk (AB '95) of Atlanta is married to Caroline Ann Hunter (BSEd '88) of Smyrna. He works at Emory University as an assistant director of financial aid/admission, and she is a senior account coordinator with U.S. Motivation Promotional Services. Jon Stanley (AB '95) of Ehrhardt, S.C., earned a juris doctorate degree at Ohio Northern. Misti Whitfield (AB '95) married Jud Martin (BSA '96) in May. She is president of the Newton County Chamber of Commerce, and he owns Heritage Landscape Management. Georgia Associated Press Broadcasters honored Troy Bridges (ABJ '96), meteorologist/news anchor for WRDW-TV News 12 in Augusta, with a "Best Weather Reporting" award for his coverage of Hurricane Floyd. Heather Currier (BBA '96) is associate counsel for the Southeastern Legal Foundation in Atlanta. She married John Wright (BBA '94). Scott Jackson Jr. (BBA '96) of Rhine joined Citizens Bank & Trust Co. as a lending assistant. Russell Niles (AB '96) of Smyrna married Janice Wright at the First Baptist Church of Augusta. He is a sales rep at Robert Bowden Inc. They live in Smyrna. Theano Papastavrou (ABJ '96), MMC '97) is head of public relations for the ad firm DeLeMa/TBWA in Nicosia, Cyprus. Williams, Benator & Libby, LLP, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants promoted Alexis Pena (BBA '96) of Snellville to audit senior. Rhonda Martin Stone (BSA '96, MEd '98) of Hazelhurst was selected as Teacher of the Year at East Coffee Middle School. She is an exploratory agriculture teacher; her students work with the flowers and plants on the school's grounds. Will Davis (ABJ '97) of Monroe is the new publisher of the Sylvania Telephone. Davis previously worked for the Walton Tribune in Monroe, where he was a senior reporter. Burt Dial (BSFR '97, MS '99) of Swainsboro is a forest systems analyst for the Gulf-Atlantic region of Champion International. Sonya Kenedetta Jones (AB '97) of Waynesboro was crowned Miss Thomas Grove Baptist Church. Jones is an administrative assistant with the Georgia Department of Agriculture and is working on her master's degree in education at UGA. Chris Mastrodicasa (BLA '97) of San Jose, Calif., is working as a landscape architect. Mary Peters (BSFCS '97) married Jamie Walker (BBA '98) in June. They live in Atlanta. Michael Romanzo (BBA '97) of Charlotte, N.C., was promoted to assistant vice president in the corporate underwriting department of First Union Bank. Brian Skinner (BBA '97) joined BDO Seidman, LLP, in Atlanta as an associate in valuation services. Wanda Lynn Vance (AB '97, JD '00) married Richard Steele (BSEd '96) in May at the First Baptist Church in Lawrenceville. She works for the Council of Superior Court Judges, and he is the operations foreman for UGA's Campus Transit System. They live in Buford. Elizabeth Barber (BSA '98, MMC '99) is the new 4-H extension agent for Jefferson County. She has been involved with the 4-H club since fifth grade. Ellen Brueckner (BLA '98) and Brad Pickels (BLA '97) of Atlanta were married in the Egyptian Ballroom at the Fox Theatre. She works for Nile Bolton Landscape Group, and he works for Greenberg-Farrow Architecture. The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce added Jeff Chardos (ABJ '98) to its staff. He was formerly a sports anchor at WFXL-TV Fox 31. Shawnna Gregg (BSFCS '98) married Joseph Angelo Greco III (BS '98) at the Wyndham Downtown Atlanta. They are both attending the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. The Gwinnett Daily Post promoted Meaghan Hughes (ABJ '98) of Alpharetta to retail advertising supervisor. Michael Mainland (BLA '98) of West Hempstead, N.Y., joined the Saratoga Associates Landscape Architects, Engineers, and Planners PC as a staff landscape architect. He is currently assisting with the Queens Boulevard Malls, Juniper Valley Park Trust, and Solomon Schechter Day School projects. Andrew Shih (BBA '98) of Athens was promoted to controller of BBS at America Inc. Cindy Valentine (BSFCS '98) of Albany is a management associate at Security Bank and Trust Co. Amy Williams (AB '98) married Paul Snellings (BSEd '99) at McEachern Methodist Church in Marietta. Snellings, a former football standout for the Bulldogs, now plays for the Indianapolis Colts. St. Simons resident Allison Browning (BFA '99) departed for Thailand to serve as a Peace Corps volunteer. Kristen Cayes (ABJ '99) of Dunwoody joined The Hauser Group as an accountant coordinator. Gonzalo Corrales (BBA '99) of Miami, Fla., helped start Latin Venture, which provides investors, entrepreneurs and Internet professionals with education and exposure to the Latin world. Stephanie Edwards (BBA '99) has moved to Luanda, Angola. She is married to a diplomat, and she works for the Agency for International Development as an administrative assistant. Jeff Fortner (BBA '99) accepted a position with McWhirter Realty Corp. Patrick Harris (BBA '99) is a financial analyst at L.J. Melody & Co. of Atlanta. Brown-Forman Beverages Worldwide promoted Erin Hirsekorn (BBA '99) to division business administrator for the Select Brands Eastern Division. Ashley Hunt (BMus '99) married Alan Kirkland (BMus '95) at Norcross First United Methodist Church. She teaches music at Norcross Elementary, and he is band director at Norcross High School. They live in Snellville. Michael Kaplan (BBA '99) of Atlanta helped launch The Wiregrass Trail Online, a business and government directory for 10 counties in southeast Georgia. Chris Mincey (BSFCS '99) founded Sea Dawg Charters, a fishing charter business in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., with the boat he purchased by saving money during college. Colleen Snell (ABJ '99) moved to Chicago, Ill., and is working as a sales and marketing coordinator at Indico Bellum, a design and marketing communications firm. Leslie Still (BLA '99) married Patrick Oubre (MMEd '00). She is a land planner at Landworks Assoc., and he is an assistant band director at Winder-Barrow High School. They live in Lawrenceville. Cynthia Aldridge (BSFCS '00) married Gregory Griffin (BBA '98) at Oxford Baptist Church. She is a kindergarten teacher at Sweet Apple Elementary; he is an accountant with Alltel. They live in Alpharetta. Jordana Boos (M '00) married Bryan Megonigal in October. They live in Taylors, S.C. Brooke Boretski (BSA '00) of Stockbridge was the subject of an article that appeared in the Times-Herald about agricultural job opportunities for graduates with science and marketing skills. Amber Chew (BS '00) of Conyers is a member of the American Red Cross Rapid Response Corps in Atlanta. Clint Ivy (BBA '00) of Albany joined Fleming Insurance Agency. Francia McCormack (ABJ '00) of Brooklyn, N.Y., has just completed an internship program at Ms. magazine and is now an editorial assistant at The New York Law Journal.

Compiled by Heather Summerville

Grad Notes

VISIONARY founder was inspired, passionate leader

Mundy made the fall '00 cover of UGA's Terry College magazine.
Bryan Mundy (MBA '95) was a force of nature. He played football at Lehigh and was an Olympic-caliber 400-meter man in track. He climbed the highest peak on five of the world's seven continents—including Kilimanjaro—and he had Everest in his sights.

The 36-year-old Atlantan was also a visionary in the business world. His fledgling company, EzGov, has raised $32 million and sold its Web-based software to more than 60 governments, enabling them to do online transactions for everything from business licenses to parking tickets. Mundy and partner Ed Trimble also lined up a blue-ribbon board of directors that includes Georgia Senator Zell Miller (AB '57, MA '58).

Tragically, EzGov will have to carry on without Mundy, who died in a Jan. 15 fire at his home.

Mundy used the Internet for the first time as an MBA student at UGA—and quickly saw its potential.

"I realized you could plug into a phone jack and get access to this thing," he said in a recent cover story in Terry Magazine (at right). "That piece of knowledge hit me over the head like a sledge hammer."

Mundy also used his time at UGA to qualify for the '96 Olympic Trials. He didn't compete, due to a torn hamstring, but got within two seconds of the world record in the 400 meters.

Elizabeth Marshall (MA '59, PhD '74) was chosen by president Thomas Harden to be grand marshal of the first Clayton State Homecoming parade. The Jonesboro resident is a professor emerita of history and a long-time member of the Board of Trustees of the CCSU Foundation. Director of the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh since 1994, Lawrence Wheeler (PhD '72) was responsible for bringing 130 of sculptor Auguste Rodin's most famous pieces together for a nationally acclaimed exhibition. Three years in the making, the exhibition featured works borrowed from private collections, as well as the Musee Rodin in Paris. Shanthi Raam (PhD '73) of Rehoboth, Mass., received a patent for a lab procedure, developed at Tufts University in Boston, that is part of her research on hormone therapy failures in breast cancer treatment. For information on the procedure, contact Dr. Raam at 508/252-4767 or Ava Blitz (MFA '80) of Wynnewood, Pa., is working with local residents to create a sculpture, "Beauty and the Beast," for the Appel Farm arts and music center. Johnathan Sarris (MA '94, PhD '98), an assistant professor at Appalachian State, who specializes in the American Civil War, U.S. military history, and the history of Appalachia, spoke at a reading and discussion series entitled "Rebirth of a Nation." He lives in Boone, N.C. Northwestern Connecticut Community College awarded Andrea Darcey Ellinger (PhD '97) its 2000 Alumni Award for "outstanding personal accomplishment and service to the community." She is an adult education professor and program coordinator at Penn State-Harrisburg. The Athens Downtown Development Authority's board of directors appointed Armando Sanchez-Aballi (MA '97, EdS '00) as director of hospitality affairs. He will serve as a liaison to the Classic Center and the Athens Convention & Visitor's Bureau.

Jay Wind (MBA '77) is a consultant for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,. His work was presented at the agency's annual public data release. George Kerns (MBA '78) is COO of HarvardNet, a Boston-based company that provides business-class DSL, advanced Web hosting, and broadband VPN services. Ryan Nesbit (MBA '91) is interim associate vice president for finance and administration and also budget director at UGA.

Jimmie Lynn Harrison (MLA '96) of Marietta married Andrew Dykes in September at the Cliffs in Glassy, S.C. She now works for Lifescapes in Atlanta.

R. David Ware (JD '79) of Duluth joined the labor and employment law firm of Constangy, Brooks and Smith, LLC. Governor Roy Barnes (AB '69, JD '72) swore in former Savannah Bar Association president Louisa Abbot (JD '82) as the sixth Chatham County Superior Court judge. Randall Coggin (JD '85) returned home to Newnan to set up a private law practice after 10 years as chief assistant to the district attorney for the Griffin Circuit. Phil Wilkins (JD '85) of Carrollton was honored with the International Sertoman of the Year award. Wilkins is head of the real estate department at Tisinger, Tisinger, Vance & Greer. Three Savannah residents, Tom Cullen (JD '94), Ted Henneman (JD '94) and Frank Macgill (JD '94) were made partners in the law firm of Hunter, Maclean. All three have been associates with the firm's Savannah office for more than five years. Michael Smith (JD '96) of Savannah married Jessica Stadt at Ninigret Farm in Westerly, R.I. He is a partner at Hilliard and Smith, LLP. They live in Savannah. Stuart Mager (JD '98) of Savannah joined the law firm of Oliver, Maner, & Gray as an associate in the tax and corporate department. Kerry Ingram Banister (JD '99) was sworn in as the new Enotah Circuit assistant district attorney.

Sheila McGuirk Manley (DVM '77), professor and large animal clinician at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was honored as state Veterinarian of the Year. She has been awarded numerous other state and national veterinary awards. Lee Minish Myers (DVM '84) of Good Hope was the receipient of the Outstanding Woman Veterinarian of the Year at the American Veterinary Medical Association's annual convention. Lee is state veterinarian and assistant commissioner of animal industry for the Georgia Department of Agriculture. She was responsible for implementing the equine health program at the 1996 Olympic Games. She also participated in trade negotiations with the Russian Federation for the export of Georgia poultry meat. Mark Abdy (DVM '92, PhD '97) of Silver Springs, Md., accepted the 2000-2001 American Veterinary Medical Foundation Congressional Science Fellowship. The fellowship will enable him to spend a year in Washington, D.C., researching public health matters, reviewing pending Congressional legislation, and working with lobbyists and constituents. He is investigating the use of molecular techniques to create a vaccine that will immunize horses against both equine herpes virus and equine influenza virus infections.

Leellen Brigman (MEd '69, EdD '76) left Southwest Texas State to become vice president of student affairs at the U. of Wyoming. After a career in education that spanned 30 years, William Harris (MEd '71) of Americus has assumed pastoral duties at the Bronwood/Smithville Charge of the United Methodist Church. Katherine Fowler Williams (MEd '72) of Sylvester was the convocation speaker at Georgia Baptist College of Nursing in Atlanta. She is director of career placement services at Moultrie Area & Tift Area Technical Institute. Geraldine Gouge Tilson (MEd '75) of Doraville, president of the Georgia Retired Educators Assoc., spoke at the Fannin County Retired Educators Association in September 2000. Blanca Gonzalez (MEd '76) of Rome accepted a teaching position at Floyd College.

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Yvonne Jordan Benton of Franklin County, a conference coordinator with the Institute of Higher Education, died August 16, 2000. Stephanie Conway of Athens, an assistant director of marketing and promotion in sports communications, died Nov. 9, 2000, in an auto accident. The 23-year old worked with Georgia volleyball, softball, women's tennis, men's and women's swimming and diving, and men's and women's track and field. Scott Cutlip of Madison, Wis., former dean of the College of Journalism and Mass Communication and author of Effective Public Relations, the all-time best seller in its field, died August 18, 2000. He received a master's from the University of Wisconsin in 1941. A year later, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served in World War II. After the war, he returned to the Madison campus, where he introduced the study of public relations. He came to UGA in 1975 and was named journalism dean in 1976. Roy O'Donnell of St. Clair County, Ala., died Aug. 1, 2000. He was a professor of language education and linguistics for 28 years. Joseph Hooten Jr. a retired professor of mathematics education from Athens, died June 1, 2000. He began his career in 1946, at age 21, as the youngest school principal and coach in Georgia. He got his master's degree in education from Auburn, then moved to Tallahassee, where he was coordinator of television teaching training at Education Television at Florida State University. He taught the first televised course by closed-circuit TV and directed a state-wide project in classroom utilization of ETV under a Ford Foundation grant. He got his doctorate in mathematics education at Columbia, served as chair of the TV committee of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and as a consultant to NBC. His teaching career at UGA spanned 21 years. David Stanley of Athens died August 5, 2000. He was employed in utility services at UGA and was pastor at Piney Grove Baptist Church. He was formerly a pastor of St. Mary's Baptist Church and Fairplay Baptist Church.

Ethel Meredith Chandler of Dalton died Aug. 23, 2000, at age 92. U.S. Senator Paul Coverdell died July 18, 2000. He served as Peace Corps director during George Bush's administration and was first elected to the senate in 1992. During his 16 years in public office, Coverdell was influential in shaping the modern Republican Party and, in 1988, was the GOP member to win re-election to the Georgia Senate since Reconstruction. On May 13, 2000, he was the commencement speaker at UGA's spring graduation, and on Jan. 12, 2001 plans were announced for a $40 million UGA science center that will bear his name (see "Campus News" in the Up Front section.) Grace Hartley Germon, who was profiled as a friend of UGA in the Dec. '99 issue of GM, died Sept. 14, 2000, at age 95. She was a food writer and editor at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for 35 years. She founded the National Food Editors Conference in 1944, and, in 1976, Grace Hartley's Southern Cookbook was published. She will be remembered at UGA for the Grace Hartley Scholarship, established in 1972 by several groups, including the Georgia Egg Commission, to honor her contributions to the food industry. More than 50 students have benefitted from that scholarship. Bill Hodges of Hart County, retired owner and operator of Hodges Packaging Co., died Sept. 17, 2000. Caroline Candler Hunt of Madison died Sept. 5, 2000. Louis E. McCullough Jr. of Florence, Ala., died Sept. 8, 2000. He was an Air Force veteran and served as basketball coach at several universities and colleges, including Iowa State, where he served as director of athletics for 12 years. He was awarded the Hall of Fame award from the National Football Association. Larry Moon of Athens, a retired accountant, died July 29, 2000. J. Fred Newman of Toccoa died Aug. 6, 2000. He put himself through Auburn University, where he worked for the agriculture college and went on to become an instructor. He continued his work in agriculture, winning several awards for his achievements. Earl O'Neal of Conyers, a retired educator, died June 13, 2000. He had served as a Georgia state representative since his election in 1992. Allen Paulson of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., who was well-known in the aviation world as the founder of Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., died July 19, 2000. He piloted small aircraft to 35 around-the-world speed records. He was also a highly successful horse breeder and owner who ranked number-one in Breeders' Cup starters. His love of flying was evident in the names of his horses, many of which were named for aviation checkpoints. Julian "Mack" Rhodes of Athens died July 12, 2000. He was the former owner of Pepsi Cola Bottling Co., Classic City Bottling Co., City Bottling Co., and Sunbelt Beverages. He also served as the 10th District director of the Georgia Bottlers Assoc. John Williams of Covington died Aug. 21, 2000. He was chairman of the board of First National Bank and a board member of Blue Circle Industries. He was very active in the Georgia political arena for more than 40 years, serving on several governmental boards. He was also a trustee for the University of Georgia Foundation. Rene Zentner of Santa Cruz, Calif., died March 1, 2000.

Mary Gholston Bell (SNS, ABEd '30) of Arlington, Va., died Oct. 21, 2000. Edna Aderhold Gard (SNS) of Tallahassee, Fla., died Feb. 19, 2000. Mary Hall Swain (SNS, ABEd '31) of Marietta died June 24, 2000. Ozella Hembree Youngblood (SNS, MA '36) of Roswell died July 6, 2000, at the age of 95. She spent 25 years as a teacher before plunging into real estate; she became one of the first women in Georgia to get a real estate broker's liscense. She remained active in her community well into her 90s.

Celia Perry Shockey (ABEd '26) of Burr Ridge, Ill., died June 2, 2000. John S. Candler II (AB '29), who was profiled as the oldest living editor of The Red and Black way back in the Sept. '93 issue of GM, died June 29, 2000, at age 91. He served in the Army during World War II, surveying and assessing photographs of the damage done to Hiroshima after the nuclear bomb. He got his law degree from Emory and practiced in the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals, the Fifth and Eleventh Circuit Courts, and several tax courts.

Osmah E. Harrell (M '30) of Jacksonville, Fla., died June 23, 1999, after having delivered 4,913 babies during his medical career. His widow, Margaret, wrote that Dr. Harrell always said, "I am so grateful to the University of Georgia and to the Medical College of Georgia for taking care of a poor, young Georgia boy and preparing him for the success of his medical career and for his ability to serve the sick." Lourah Chapman Lott (M '30) of Orlando, Fla., died Aug. 11, 2000. Louis Crouch (BSC '30), a native of Ocilla, died July 29, 2000, at age 91. He was a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War, and he earned the Legion of Merit award for logistics readiness during the Cuban missile crisis. Tom Davis (AB '30), longtime Decatur city attorney and resident, died July 26, 2000, at age 91. He was a member of the Georgia Bar for 68 years, using his legal expertise to help draft legislation that he believed would benefit the DeKalb County community. When WORLD WAR II began, he joined the FBI, where he worked on a broad range of projects, from espionage to military intelligence. In 1947, he opened his own law office, to which he dedicated most of his time. Sam Talmadge (BS '31) of Athens died Aug. 8, 2000. After graduating from UGA, he went on to obtain his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. During WORLD WAR II, he recieved his commission in the Army Medical Corps. He was sent to England in 1944 to work in one of several surgical crews assigned to serve in the invasion of Normandy at Omaha Beach. In 1945, he returned to Athens, where he worked in surgery and hospital administration. Ira Eberhardt Foster (BSHE '32) of Dallas died May 16, 2000. After graduating from the School of Home Economics, she went to Paulding County, where she traveled from home to home, showing hundreds of women how to handle the hardships of the Depression. She began the county's first inoculation center under tents on the courthouse lawn, as well as starting its first canning plant. After marriage, she taught home economics in high schools. When her own children began high school, she returned to college to become a librarian. Lamar Nicholson (M '32) of Columbus died March 9, 2000. David "Deacon" Smith (BSA '32) of Carrollton died Sept. 2, 2000, at age 92. He grew up as a farmer's son along the Ocmulgee River, which gave him an advantage during his 35-year career with the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's Soil Conservation Service. After his retirement, he took up several hobbies, including homestyle cooking which earned him local fame. Frances Coleman Griffin (BSHE '34) of Savannah died Feb. 7, 2000. Mary Stark Davison Bowers (AB '35) died Sept. 6, 2000. She lived in Athens her entire life, except while following her husband's military career. During his 25 years of active duty, the couple lived in10 different places in the continental U.S., plus the Panama Canal Zone and Hawaii. Evelyn Epps Galt (BSHE '35), Georgia's first female flyer, died June 11, 2000. The daughter of Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame member Ben Epps, for whom Georgia's first airport is named, Evelyn began flying at age 15. After her father's death in 1937, she helped her mother raise her eight younger brothers and sisters. When WORLD WAR II broke out, she and sister Jenny worked for the Navy School, teaching men how to fly in ground-based flight simulators. In 1994, her 80th birthday was declared Evelyn Epps Galt Day by then-mayor Gwen O'Looney. John Littleton Glover (LLB '35) of Newnan died June 28, 2000. Right up until his death at age 89, "Mr. Litt," as he was called by friends, continued working at the law firm he started during the Depression, now Grover & Davis. He overcame financial hardships by packing peaches and trading mules, in addition to practicing law. During his 65-year career, he worked mainly on estate planning and business law; he was known for his blunt honesty in dealing with clients, as well as his generosity towards the Georgia Baptist Children's Home. He was also an avid traveler; he and his wife visited 110 countries. Rachel McLarty Harrell (BSHE '35) of Hawkinsville died May 1, 2000. She was an active member of Hawkinsville United Methodist Church, as well as several community organizations. Floreide Polk Slifer (ABEd '35) of Auburn, Ala., retired elementary school teacher, died Feb. 12, 2000. Agnes Aderholdt Harrison (BSHE '36, MEd '53, EdS '71), lifelong resident of Stephens County, died Sept. 21, 2000. She was a retired grammar school teacher and a member of the Retired Teachers Association. She was also an active supporter of the UGA Alumni Association. Eugenia Brooks Richardson (AB '36, MA '39) of Houston, Texas, died Sept. 10, 2000. She was born in Athens, where her father was a member of the faculty. Before earning her master's degree in French, she had taught English for a year in France. When she moved with her husband to Houston in 1952, her language skills allowed her to serve as an interpreter for foreign families who were visiting the growing Texas Medical Center. She was an early leader for racial equality in Houston and was known for her service work with several community organizations. Nelle Legwen Fleming (BSHE '36) of Atlanta died Jan. 6, 2000. Hart Smith Shiver (AB '36, MA '37) of Athens died July 18, 2000. She was actively involved in many local organizations, including the Athens Historical Society and Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation. Silas Jay Smith (BS '36, MSEd '42) of Atlanta, retired educator, died July 16, 2000. He devoted 39 years to the Georgia Public School System, as both a teacher and administrator. After his retirement, the Terrell County Board of Education honored him for his service, and he moved to Atlanta to be with his family and pursue his favorite hobby of gardening. Harold Willingham (M '36), considered by some to be the most influential Cobb County politician in the last 50 years, died Aug. 25, 2000. Among his many contributions: he helped bring two colleges to the area and worked to raise funds and push legislation that helped build Kennesaw Hospital. Jeannette Youmans Neal (ABJ '36), retired teacher from Swainsboro, died July 3, 2000. Leon Almand (BSEd '37) of Sylvester, retired automobile salesman, died Sept. 5, 2000. A veteran of both World War II and the Korean War, he retired from the Army with the rank of major. Elizabeth O'Kelley Barefield (ABEd '37) of Waynesboro, a retired supervisor from the department of family and children's services and former school teacher, died April 23, 2000. Mary Stafford Langran (BFA '38) of Crisfield, Md.died April 24, 2000. Dennis Sikes (BSA '38, MSA '40) of Vidalia, a doctor of veterinary medicine, died Nov. 2, 2000. He served for many years at UGA as a researcher and veterinary biologist, after earning doctorates from both Auburn University and Purdue University. He made many notable discoveries in his field. He was also a generous supporter and alumnus of Brewton-Parker College, where he earned letters in football, basketball, and track. Spurgeon "Spud" Welborn (BSF '38) of Athens died July 20, 2000. He was employed by the Cooperative Extension Service in Union City, as well as by Jackson County. Under his leadership, Jackson County won several state and national 4-H awards. As a county agent, he received many awards and honors, and he served as president of the Georgia Association of County Agricultural Agents. After his retirement in 1973, he worked as a bank appraiser and chairman of the board of Commerce Savings and Loan. John Wilson (BSF '38) of College Park died Aug. 8, 2000. Jamie Aldred Lee (BSHE '39) of Statesboro died Jan. 12, 2000. Mary Lenna Fleetwood Crockett (BSHE '39) of Bradenton, Fla., a homemaker and former Atlanta resident, died Sept. 14, 2000. Mary Jane Maddox Shaw (BSEd '39) of Carrollton died Feb. 18, 2000. Joyce Rakestraw Jackson (BS '39) of LaGrange, local and state leader in the arts, died March15, 2000. She held leadership positions on many boards, including the Georgia Citizens for the Arts, Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum, and the Georgia Watercolor Society. Through her contribution to her community, especially in the arts arena, she won several awards, including the LaGrange College Outstanding Alumni and The Gracious Lady of Georgia awards. Robert Wicker (BSA '39) of Gray, retired owner of Wolf Creek Farms, died May 12, 2000.

Eleanor Bushnell Lehner (ABJ '40) of St. Petersburg, Fla., died April 10, 2000. Horace Montgomery (PhD '40) of Athens, a retired history professor who will be remembered for two notable achievements—he received the first doctoral degree at UGA and later was a leader in marshaling support for the desegregation of the the University—died Jan. 3. Montgomery, who died three days before his 95th burthday, had planned to attend the Jan. 9 commemoration of the 40th anniversary of desegregation (see Features section in this issue). Robert Norman (AB '40, LLB '42), an attorney from Augusta, died June 11, 2000. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and senior partner of Hull, Towill, Norman and Barrett. In addition to community service, he worked on several local projects, such as writing legislation to create the Augusta Canal Authority and, with others, founding and publishing the Georgia Law Review. Frances Brandon Wilfong (AB '40) of Athens, former member of honor societies Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi, as well as of the Athens Junior Assembly, died Oct. 6, 2000. Evan Kelley (BSA '41, MEd '50) of Atlanta died July 11, 2000. He served as a vocational educator, county agent, principal, and employee of the education department at Oglethorpe University, He served in the Navy during WORLD WAR II, during which most of his time was spent on the island of Guam. In 1962, he received his doctorate from Burton College and Seminary. He served as president of the Georgia High School Assoc. and published three papers in the Georgia Educational Journal. Roselle Glenn Knight (ABEd '41) of Hiram, former teacher in both Southern schools and abroad, died Aug. 18, 2000, at age 95. Roslyn Clair Moor (BSC '41), a native of Atlanta, died Aug. 16, 2000. Edith Fletcher Echols (M '42) of Athens, a former teacher at Georgia College for Women, died Sept. 28, 2000. Harry Kuniansky (BSEd '42) of Atlanta, founder of RACO General Contractors, died Aug. 11, 2000. He played on the 1941 football team that beat TCU 40-26 in the Orange Bowl and on the 1942 team that shut out UCLA 9-0 in the Rose Bowl, earning Georgia its first National Championship. Immediately upon his graduation, he joined the Navy to serve in World War II as an underwater demolition officer, earning a Purple Heart. Sylvia Hornbuckle Martin (BSEd '42) of Stone Mountain died June 13, 2000. Elise Morris Stafford (BSHE '42) of Atlanta, longtime member of St. Jerome's Circle and Druid Hills Golf Club, died Sept. 9, 2000. John Ridley (BFA '42) of Decatur, former vice president and manager of Miller's Book Store, died July 14, 2000. After receiving his degree in art from UGA, he sketched wildlife scenes and carved wooden duck decoys. Robert VanZandt (BSF '42) of Alexandria, La., president of Zandt, Inc., died Jan. 1, 2000. John Saxton Wolfe (AB '42)of Bluffton, S.C., died Jan. 27, 2000. Howard Edwards (BS '44) of Atlanta, founder and operator of the Space Science Laboratory at Georgia Tech, died June 25, 2000. Henry Foster (BS '44) of Griffin, graduate of Medical College of Georgia, died June 8, 2000. Paul McDonald (BSA '44, DVM '50) of Fitzgerald, retired doctor of veterinarian medicine, died Sept. 9, 2000. Marvis Pearce Dilbeck (BSHE '44) of Jasper died Sept. 7, 2000. Forrest Lee Champion Jr. (LLB '45) of Columbus died May 4, 2000. John Bonner Gamble Jr. (M '45) of Tuscaloosa, Ala., retired insurance executive with Security Life Insurance Co. of Georgia and Boy Scout leader, died Aug. 24, 2000. Henry "Lucky" Paul (M '46) of Hartwell, retired salesman from Momar Inc. of Atlanta, died Sept. 27, 2000. A native and longtime resident of Athens, he was a veteran of the Marines and Navy. Rosemary Thompson Barnwell (AB '46) of Jacksonville, Fla., died Oct. 1, 2000. A founding member of Lakewood Presbyterian Church and an avid golfer, she recorded a hole-in-one on the 17th hole at Cimarrone Golf Course. Sheila Russell Bennett (BSEd '47) of Calhoun, retired teacher and social worker, died Aug. 10, 2000. Martha Thomson Carswell (M '47) of Homerville died June 6, 2000. Helen Benton Bennett (BSHE '48) of Gainesville, retired as a senior home economist for the Hall County Extension Service, died Aug. 22, 2000. She received several awards for her work during her 30-plus-year career and was known for her newspaper columns and radio spots, which were known as "Helen's Hints." Ann Cochran Keiffer (BSHE '48, MEd '54) of Severn, Md., former home economics teacher and retired director of school food services for Atlanta public schools, died Oct. 9, 2000. Walter Kelly (BBA '48) of Marietta died Aug. 11, 2000. For more than 30 years, he sold Chrysler and Plymouth cars, but his contributions spanned beyond his car dealership. He was involved in several local causes, especially supporting Southern Polytechnic State University. Daniel MacDougald Jr. (JD '48) of Baconton, a lawyer with his father at MacDougald, Troutman, Sam, & Schroeder, died July 21, 2000. During World War II, he saw extensive action in the Pacific as a gunnery officer aboard the USS Bradford. After his law career, he devoted himself to research and development of Emotional Maturity Instruction, later called Laws of Living, which focused on character education and offender rehabilitation. Sidney Malone (BBA '48) of Snellville died May 24, 2000. Henry Arthur Moses Jr. (BSA '48, MEd '52, EdS '71) of Swainsboro, retired agriculture teacher after 40 years, died March 17, 2000. A native of Uvalda, where he served five terms as mayor, he was a Army veteran of World War II, as well as an active member of his local church and community. Among his other accomplishments, he was a member of the Georgia General Assembly and past president of Georgia Association of Teachers of Vocational Agriculture. Nelle Still Murphy (MEd '48), longtime resident of Gainseville and retired school teacher, died June 16, 2000. Hubert Byrd (BSA '49, MS '65) of Franklinton, N.C., died Sept. 26, 2000. Hugh Fowler (ABJ '49), native and lifelong resident of Athens, died Oct. 11, 2000. During World War II, he served in the Air Force, flying 26 missions over Japan in a B-29 Superfortress, which his crew gave him the honor of naming "City of Athens." In 1952, he founded Fowler Products Inc., which became the world's largest remanufacturer of soft drink bottling equipment. He was president and CEO until 1973. He was also a founding director of Athens Bank and Trust Co. and was responsible for the early restoration of the Franklin House, which he bought in 1977. James "Sonny" Harber (BSPh '49) of Commerce, a pharmacist for more than 50 years, died July 29, 2000. He was owner of Commerce Drug Co. and a volunteer with Jackson County Meals on Wheels. Edward Gene Hobby (BSA '49) of Loganville, a State Farm Insurance agent for more than 40 years, died Aug. 3, 2000. Dorothy Holcombe Hardman (M '49) of Dahlonega died July 6, 2000. In 1967, she was the first president of the Warner Robins Jaycettes, an organization that won the Outstanding New Club in Georgia Award. Alongside her husband of 52 years, she was co-producer of the Atlanta Camping and RV Show and manager of Hardman Travel Agency. In 1983, the couple founded the award-winning Southeast Tourism Society, an organization which promotes the best festivals and events in the South. She was also a sales manager for two hotels and owner of the first craft shop in Dahlonega. Rudolph Eugene Holley (BBA '49, LLB '58) of Augusta, a 12-year Georgia Senate majority leader and oil businessman, died July 19, 2000. He played an influential role in shaping the landscape of downtown Augusta by bringing in I.M. Pei, Architects, to design tree-shaded parks. James Hunt (BS '49), a native of Mt. Vernon and later resident of Duluth, died July 28, 2000. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy as an airplane mechanic. After graduating from Medical College of Georgia, he began a family practice, which eventually moved to Duluth in 1961. Charles Smith (BSA '49) of Calhoun, retired vocational agriculture teacher, died June 27, 2000. Samuel Thacker (BSF '49, MFR '71) of Watkinsville, retired assistant professor at UGA, died Aug. 30, 2000. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps; as a pilot, he took part in the China Defensive, China Offensive, and India-Burma operations. He flew a total of 600 hours in China, under combat conditions, carrying supplies to the Chinese troops. For his service, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, World War II Victory Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal.

Gloria Evans Parkman (M '50) of Athens, former legal secretary for the UGA law school and secretary for the dean of the forestry school, died July 13, 2000. Catherine Chance Macksey (AB '50) of Baltimore, Md., French translator, literary scholar, and teacher, died June 11, 2000. Born in Athens, she studied at Agnes Scott and later at UGA. She won a Fulbright Fellowship to France, and studied at the University of Grenoble. While teaching at Johns Hopkins, she belonged to several language and cultural groups, whose members she welcomed into her home, where she was said to have the largest private book collection in the city. In addition to translations and teaching, she also painted and studied with renowned UGA artist and professor Lamar Dodd. Florence Mitchell Brewster (MEd '50) of Milner, a school teacher for more than 50 years in Henry, Clayton, Spalding, and Lamar counties, died Sept. 25, 2000. Robin McDowell Paxson Sr. (BSA '50) of Bishop, a former dairy farmer and director of Walton E.M.C. and the Atlanta Dairy Co-op., died July 2, 2000. Betty Satterwhite Hobby (M '50) of Loganville, a wife and mother, died Aug. 30, 2000. Paul Smith (AB '50, MA '51) of Mount Airy, N.C., died Aug. 17, 2000. He received his doctorate from the University of Florida and retired as an English professor, having taught in Indiana, Virginia, and South Carolina. John Crudup (AB '51, JD '56) of St. Simons Island, a lawyer who enjoyed weightlifting in his free time, died Sept. 20, 2000. Edgar Gilchrist (DVM '51) of Griffin died Aug. 17, 2000. A Marine Corps veteran of World War II, he took part in the Battle of Okinawa, for which he received the Bronze Star. He was employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for several years, after which he operated a veterinary clinic in Jackson and Griffin until his retirement. Jobe Smith (AB '51) of Winder, Army veteran and mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, died Sept. 10, 2000. Carey Willie Thornton Jr. (DVM '51), retired after more than 25 years of practicing veterinary medicine in Jacksonville, Fla., died June 17, 2000. Barbara Hubert Coram (BS '52) of Lavonia, member of several community clubs and associations, died Sept. 29, 2000. Though she held degrees in zoology and medical technology, she spent her career managing the Lavonia Carnegie Library. She was also known as an expert gardener and avid Georgia Bulldogs fan. Jo-Jo Hailey Thompson (M '52) of Vinings, 26-year member of the entertainment committee at the Atlanta Steeplechase, died July 23, 2000. Ann Green Perryman (BSEd '53) of Atlanta, an elementary school teacher in Florida, California, and Georgia, died June 6, 2000. Robert Hatcher (BBA '53) of Atlanta died Jan. 8, 2000. Nelle Tumlin Scholz Southwell (MSEd '53, EdD '70) of Tifton, doctor of education, died Aug. 20, 2000. She served with the American Red Cross in Europe during World War II, taught high school in Georgia and Michigan, served as director of women's personnel for the Ralston Purina Co., and as dean of women at Brenau College in Gainesville. She retired as director of counseling and testing at UGA in 1984, after approximately 20 years. Richard Timmons (BSA '53) of Decatur died Sept. 15, 2000. Retired florist and former owner of Floral Flair, he was active in the floral industry; he served as president of the Georgia State Florists Association, as well as a member of several boards and committees. James Turnbull (M '53) of Norcross died July 3, 2000. After serving in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, he began his career at Lockheed-Georgia Co. in 1951. He eventually became director in charge of avionics and flight delivery administration. He also served as PTA president and band booster club president at Sequoyah High School, where his sons attended. Ira Cobb (BFA '54) of Athens, Army veteran of the Korean War and, later, a piano teacher at his own studio, died July 8, 2000. Julian Eugene Cook Jr. (AB '54) of Griffin, former member of the UGA football team, died Sept. 11, 2000. He was manager of Southern Bell Telephone Co.for 11 years before becoming owner of Southern States Printing Co. He was also co-president of Quality L.P. Gas Co. prior to his retirement. Several clubs and organizations, such as the Salvation Army, VFW, and American Legion, took up much of his time. George Gordon Ward Jr. (ABJ '54, MA '66) of Athens died July 1, 2000. In 1944, his senior year at Boys High, he joined the Marine Corps and was sent to the Pacific, where he participated in combat on the Isle of Saipan. After returning from the war, he completed his education at UGA and went on to serve several more years in the Army and Air Force. He ended his career as chief of training at the IRS. Robert Adams (DVM '55) of Wrens, owner of a veterinarian practice, died April 4, 2000. Roswell Bowersett (DVM '55) of Silver Spring, Md., a doctor of veterinary medicine, died July 2000. Lillian Neal Burns (MEd '55) of Snellville, retired from a 20-plus year career as a first-grade teacher, died Sept. 27, 2000. James Harris (DVM '55) of Roanoke, Va., died Feb. 8, 2000. Horace Dennis (MEd '56, EdS '71) of Dallas, a public school teacher for more than 50 years, died Sept. 27, 2000. He served in the Navy in World War II. Later in life, he became a teacher of vocational agriculture, curriculum director for Paulding County, assistant superintendent for Douglas County, and facilities specialist with the Georgia State Department of Education. Grady Flanagan (BBA '56) of Woodbine, retired businessman and Army veteran, died July 29, 2000. James Maxey (BSA '56) of Milledgeville, Navy veteran and Wilkinson County extension agent for more than 30 years, died Aug. 30, 2000. Hollis Huneycutt (BSEd '59, MEd '69) of Douglasville died April 8, 2000. Harvey Johnson (BSF '59, MS '60) of Brookfield, a Navy veteran, forestry professor, and lab scientist, died May 24, 2000.

Eddis Gibson Stubbs (MEd '60) of Toccoa, a school teacher, died Aug. 11, 2000. Marion Joel Reed (BSAE '60, MS '64) of Athens, a former faculty member in UGA's agricultural engineering department, died July 19, 2000. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, he was a career naval officer and Pearl Harbor survivor. Robert Thomas (AB '60) of Colbert, a retired vice president in charge of mortgage lending with Athens Federal, died July 19, 2000. He served in the Army with the Special Forces Corps of Engineers in World War II, Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam. He also served for three years as city manager in Athens. George Eldon (BSA '62, DVM '65) of Warner Robins, a veterinarian and retired colonel in theAir Force, died July 13, 2000. Playwright William Bagwell (ABJ '62) of Atlanta and later St. Simons Island died June 21, 2000. Edward Fincher (PhD '62) of Atlanta died July 16, 2000. In the first half of the 1940s, he served the Navy; as part of the Fleet Marine Corps, he served on Guadalcanal and in New Guinea and New Britain. After receiving his doctorate, he worked as a research microbiologist for the U.S. Public Health Service, and as a faculty member at UNC-Chapel Hill. He also worked at Georgia Tech for 27 years. After his retirement, he was named professor emeritus of applied biology. James Harris (BSF '62, MS '64) of Athens, retired as professor emeritus of extension education at UGA, died Oct. 2, 2000. Zack Seymour (BSA '62, DVM '65) of Laurens, S.C., died Jan. 25, 2000. Blanche Caswell Lumley (MEd '63, EdS '71) of Athens, former adult education teacher at Athens Tech and retired from teaching in Clarke County after 34 years, died Sept. 10, 2000. Joseph Gunnels (BBA '63) of Aurora, Colo., a captain with United Airlines, died Sept. 3, 2000. He was just over a month away from his 60th birthday, on which he planned to retire after 33 years of service with United. John Henry Martin Jr. (BSM '63, DVM '66) of Daytona Beach, Fla., retired owner and operator of Holly Hill Animal Medical Center, died Oct. 12, 2000. He was a Army veteran of the Korean War, as well as co-founder of the Volusia Animal Emergency Clinic. Perry Andrew Whatley Jr. (BSPh '63) of Gainesville, owner and operator of Whatley's Pharmacy, died June 15, 2000. Vernon Kimble (DVM '64) owner of Arlington (Va.) Animal Hospital, died June 2, 2000. He began his career with the Army Veterinary Corps. Roy Benton Allen Jr. (LLB '65) of Lenox died Feb. 21, 2000. F. Marshall Connally (BFA '65) of Atlanta died July 7, 2000. She received a degree in interior design from UGA, and later a law degree from Emory. She established South Plan Corp., a financial services business. She was a real estate broker, a member of the Georgia Bar—and an artist, specializing in portraits and jewelry. Jessie Post Gough (EdD '65) of Woodlands, Texas, died Oct. 8, 2000, at age 93. She was a retired educator, having taught in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Georgia. W. Callaway Powell Jr. (BBA '65) of Athens, owner of W. Callaway C.P.A. Firm and an National Guard veteran of Vietnam, died July 16, 2000. Kathryn Chance Leonard (M '65) of Atlanta, a nurse who was active in professional organizations, died Sept. 18, 2000. She was associate professor emeritus of Georgia State's school of nursing, as well as coordinator of graduate programs in nursing. A writer, lobbyist, and speaker for multiple nursing organizations, she received many awards and honors, including the Lifetime Achievement Award by Theta Tau International. Sara Mooney Riggs (EdD '66) of Statesboro, retired after having taught in public schools of Houston and Bulloch counties, Georgia Southern University, and Georgia College in Milledgeville, died Feb. 11, 2000. James Harrison Cooley Jr. (BSEd '67) of Clinton, Okla., a residential and commercial real estate developer, died Aug. 21, 2000. He was a former member of the Georgia football team as well as an Army National Guard veteran of Vietnam.

Natalie Hughs Fields (EdS '70) of Augusta, a retired teacher and librarian after 38 years in education, died Aug. 31, 2000. Mardon Carew (MEd '71, EdS '75) of Athens, a public educator for 35 years, died March 12, 2000. Jerry Cryder (AB '71, MSW '73) of Elberton, a retired mental health director with the state of Georgia and a private practitioner of psychotherapy, died Sept. 4, 2000. Thomas Glover (EdS '71) of Rome died Jan. 7, 2000. Grace Moon Lay (MEd '71) of Statham, a retired Barrow County educator and historian, died Sept. 6, 2000. In 1991, she was honored by the Georgia General Assembly, and in 1995 the Grace Moon Lay Scholarship was established at Winder-Barrow High School. Adolph Goldenburg (MEd '72) of Chamblee died July 2, 2000. Born in Khartoum, Sudan, he came to Atlanta in 1961, later receiving degrees from Oglethorpe University, UGA, and John Marshall Law School. He was a retired member of the Atlanta Public School System and owner of a tax consulting and accounting practice. Stephen Howard (BBA '72) of Snellville, a 32-year employee of Bell Systems and, more recently, Lucent Technologies, died June 22, 2000. He was a veteran of the Coast Guard and a Little League baseball and football coach. Robert Kane (MPA '73) of Atlanta died Aug. 30, 2000. A distinguished Navy veteran of World War II, he served aboard the USS Hansford, which participated in several integral battles in the Pacific. The second battle flag raised at Iwo Jima came from his ship. He was also a special agent for the FBI for 26 years, based largely in Athens. He participated in several notable investigations, including the 1964 murder of Lemuel Penn, the first murder tried under the 1964 Civil Rights Act. He was featured in Murder at Broad River Bridge by Bill Shipp, "60 Minutes," as well as "Inside the FBI" and "The FBI: The Untold Story." While serving in the FBI, he attended UGA, graduating at the same ceremony with his sons—the first time in UGA history that three family members received degrees together. Patricia Kaplan Wiedemann (ABJ '73) of Atlanta died Sept. 8, 2000. She worked briefly for the Atlanta Journal Constitution before moving to Savannah, where she became the city's first female TV co-anchor. In 1977, she moved to Atlanta to work in the programming department of the superstation that is now TBS. She then joined the news department of Cox Broadcasting, where she stayed until marrying her husband. Later, she was involved with several local schools, including Morris Brandon Elementary School, The Westminster Schools, and Pace Academy, where she worked part-time for many years in the library. Terry Reed (BBA '73) of Fayetteville, an employee of Delta Air Lines, died Sept. 30, 2000. Frederick Mahan (BS '68, MBA '74) of Norcross, former vice president of the Systems Development Division for Nationsbank, died Aug. 19, 2000. He was awarded a Purple Heart and Silver Star for his service in Vietnam, and he was Scoutmaster for Boy Scouts of America Troop #525. Ellen Schlosser (ABJ '74) of Atlanta, recognized with the Jenie Award as the most talented singer in Miami Beach, Fla., died Sept. 15, 2000. Jimmy Derek Bain (BSPh '75) of Athens, a pharmacist with Gwinnett Medical Hospital, died Aug. 8, 2000. Jack Durham (BBA '75) of Saint Charles, Mo., district manager of Shaw Industries Inc., died June 26, 2000. Sherry Konter (ABJ '75, MA '78) of Atlanta died Oct. 6, 2000. Her first job was with the State of Georgia's Archives, for which she wrote the book Vanishing Georgia. She later returned to journalism and was working as a writer for CNN International. She also helped children learn to read and coached a girls youth soccer team. Michael Owen (BSEd '75) of Thomasville, an art teacher at Central Middle School, died Jan. 12, 2000. Lauren Cecchini Grant (MEd '77) of Elberton died Aug. 15, 2000. She worked for 23 years at Falling Creek Elementary School; during most of that time, she taught kindergarten, but she was also a media specialist for five years. John Harmon (ABJ '77) of Blairsville, chief of the North Georgia bureau of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, died Aug. 17, 2000. After hiking the Appalachian Trail in 1979, he grew fond of the Georgia mountains. During his 13-year newspaper career, he wrote about environmental issues and economic and social change in north Georgia.

Stedham "Buzz" Maddox (BBA '78) of Hoschton, district manager of Mitsubishi Wireless Communications, died June 16, 2000. Scott Shadwell (BS '80), employee of LOMA in Atlanta, died July 9, 2000. Nedine Welch Grim (BSEd '80, MEd '81) of Clifton Park, N.Y., died January 2000. Lisa Still Stanley (BBA '81) of Lawrenceville, a Mary Kay cosmetics consultant and, most recently, an employee of the Gwinnett County Public Library system's Lawrenceville branch, died July 31, 2000. Douglas Barber (BBA '82, MACC '83) of Peachtree City died Jan. 1, 2000. Rolando Garcia Fiqueroa (MS '82, PhD '85) of Athens, a clinical consultant at the Georgia Retardation Center, died June 19, 2000. Joseph Polk Davis Jr. (PhD '83) of Atlanta, a guidance counselor at Snellville Middle School for 22 years, died July 19, 2000. For his service as a school counselor, he received several awards, including the National Middle School Counselor award in 1983. He was also a Lowndes County Junior High School teacher, a UGA professor/instructor conducting seminars for career development teachers, and a consultant to the Metropolitan Atlanta Council on Alcohol and Drugs. Lorri Preston (ABJ '83) of Atlanta died July 14, 2000. After beginning her professional career as an intern for the U.S. Olympic Committee in Colorado, she went to work for Emory University, where she became assistant director of media relations for the health sciences communications department. She stayed there for a decade, after which she went to work for the American Cancer Society, where she was named managing editor of the American Cancer Society News Today, an online magazine. While attending UGA, she wrote numerous stories for The Red and Black and was captain of the women's soccer club team. Elizabeth Krabe Rapp (AB '84, MS '89, MEd '91), an early intervention specialist with Babies Can't Wait in Athens, died July 10, 2000. She was formerly a preschool special education teacher at Oglethorpe County Elementary School and was involved in local child development programs.

James Cook (AB '90) of Statham, paralegal for Shinall and Felt, P.A., Athens, and former Statham city council member, died Aug. 19, 2000. Mary France "Molly" O'Toole (BLA '92), a certified Montessori Educator who lived in Georgia until 1999, when she moved her family to Oceanside, Calif., died July 9, 2000. Daniel Sansone (ABJ '92) of Marietta, human resource manager for Pediatric Associates of Atlanta, as well as a certified personal trainer for Crunch Fitness, died Sept. 3, 2000. William Flury (BSA '95) of Winder, a flight attendant with Northwest Airlines, died April 4, 2000. Robert Steven Ingram Jr. (BSEd '97) of Jonesboro, a sales representative with Georgia Power, died Feb. 22, 2000. Dan Anthony Mack (PhD '99), formerly of Evansville, Ind., a professor in the psychology department at UT-Chattanooga, died June 16, 2000.

Julie Sherali (M '00), a former honors student and psychology major from Atlanta, died in January. Timothy Faircloth (M '02) of Ashburn, who had been enrolled in arts and sciences, died Nov. 11, 2000. Lauren McKinnon (M '02) of Lilburn, who had studied health promotion and education, died Dec. 30, 2000. Matthew Peddicord (M '03) of Fayetteville, who had been a chemistry major, died Jan. 3.

Tara Louise Baker, a first-year law student from Lovejoy, was found dead in a burning house on Jan. 19, the apparent victim of a homicide. She worked as a paralegal for Hancock and Echols before enrolling at UGA to study real estate law. Rhonda Harrison of Martin, a graduate student and teaching assistant in the statistics department, was found dead on Jan. 10.

Compiled by Erin Tecza

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