March 1999: Vol. 78, No. 2
Class Notes, Grad Notes, and Obituaries
REUNION LOYALTY CLASSES (1920-48)
Next reunion: April 23-25, 1999
Chair: Glenn Lautzenhiser '29
HE'S KEEPING THE RED CROSS IN BUSINESS!
If you're the type who always means to participate in a Red Cross blood drive but never gets around to it, Ralph Smith (BSAE '48, MS '61) of Athens should be an inspiration. According to the Red Cross, Smith has given 142 pints of blood since 1948. Unfortunately, there's no count on how many lives he's helped to save. "I'd give more often if they'd let me," says Smith, 75, who taught biological and agricultural engineering at UGA from 1956-89.
ROY BARNES IS 24TH ALUM TO SIT IN GEORGIA GOVERNOR'S CHAIR
Roy Barnes (AB '69, JD '72) was sworn in as governor of Georgia on the Capitol steps in Atlanta on Jan. 11. He is the 24th UGA alum to serve as governor, and a friend and former classmate of Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Benham (JD '70), who administered the oath of office. Barnes' first budget included more than $52 million for projects at UGA, including $42.3 million for a new Student Learning Center (see artist's rendering in this article), $4.2 million to expand the food science building, $4 million for the J.W. Fanning Leadership Center, and $1.1 million for construction of an aquatic biotechnology laboratory. John Berry sang the national anthem before outgoing governor Zell Miller (AB '57, MA '58) handed Barnes the Seal of Georgia. At the new governor's side was wife Marie (BSEd '70).
John Carmical (AB '17) of Gainesville celebrated his 103rd birthday in September. For more than 40 years, he worked in New York with J.P. Morgan and later with The New York Times as a financial reporter. Retired since 1967, he's still active in the stock and bond markets. John, you're incredible!
Rupert Bramblett (BS '42) of Cumming received a service award from the Medical Association of Georgia. He has practiced in Forsyth County since 1945.
Next reunion: April 23-25, 1999
Chairs: Ann Andrews Hill and Bob Smalley
For more information, see "Reunion Loyalty Classes."
F.C. "Hap" Chandler (BBA '47) of Atlanta is executive vice president of the Second Air Division Association, which has 6,700 membersall of whom served in England during WW II. A veteran of 85 combat missions, Hap's career included duty in Korea.
Next reunion: April 23-25, 1999
Chair: Don Branyon
For more info, see "Reunion Loyalty Classes."
Robert Sanders (ABJ '50) of Marietta is retired from the Coca-Cola Bottlers' Association, where he worked for 29 years as a claims manager. Georgia Trend magazine has changed hands again. Tom Cousins (BBA '52), an Atlanta developer, and Neely Young (BBA '66), a Kennesaw newspaperman, bought GT from Millard Grimes (ABJ '51) of Athens. Dick Perdue (BSA '54) and his wife Betty of Taylors, S.C., are the owners of Perdue's Mountain Fruit Farm.
Next reunion: Homecoming '99
The classes of '59, '64, '69, '74, '79, and '89 will celebrate their 40th, 35th, 30th, 25th, 20th, and 10th reunions at Homecoming '99.
Donald Howe Jr. (AB '60, LLB '62) of Douglasville has been appointed to the Superior Court of Douglas County. Patricia Williams (AB '61, EdD '96) of Marietta participated in a program at Clark University in Worcester, Mass., that showed educators how to improve their classes by incorporating media analysis and production into their teaching.
Next reunion: Homecoming '99
For more information, see "Reunion '59."
Sandra J. Bean (ABJ '67) was named senior manager of Ketchum-Newscan's office in Beijing, China. She moved to China in 1995, working as an English-language editor with the Chinese media. Sandra also served as a volunteer communications consultant for the U.N. Conference on Women in Beijing. John Bryson Jr. (BSF '68, MPA '72) of St. Simons Island is an instructor for the Coastal Georgia Community College master landscaper program. Yvonne Noland Saddler (BSEd '69, MEd '71, EdS '72), a retired professor at Western Carolina University, received the Honors of the Association award from the North Carolina Speech, Hearing, and Language Association. Ralph Stafford (BBA '69) works in the commercial lending area at Dalton's Hardwick Bank and Trust.
Next reunion: Homecoming '99
For more information, see "Reunion '59."
Robert Horowitz (BBA '70) of Boise, Idaho, was named president and COO of Lamb-Weston Inc., an international frozen-potato processor and manufacturer. James Lineberger (MA '70, MEd '76) of Seattle, Wash., is an instructional designer for the Boeing Company. He and his wife Janie spent a year in South Korea teaching English at Chonnam National University. H. Geoffrey Slade (AB '70, JD '73) moved his law office to a century-old house in Fayetteville. Robert W. Lewis (BSFR '71) of Fayetteville was promoted by the Southern Wood Piedmont Company to area manager of site superintendents. Elizabeth Sewell Byrd (BFA '72) of Houston, Texas, has developed a unique art form that she calls "woven paintings." George Peagler Jr. (AB '72), a partner with the Americus law firm of Ellis, Easterlin, Peagler, Gatewood and Skipper, received the Chief Justice Robert Benham Award for Community Service. Jannell Knox (AB '74) of Atlanta was promoted to senior manager at Ernst and Young LLP. She is also vice president of the Georgia Nurses Foundation. Stephen W. Looney (BS '74, PhD '80), a professor at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, was named a fellow of the American Statistical Association.
WALL STREET JOURNAL: PARKER IS AN ALL-STAR
James Parker (BBA '67, MBA '68, PhD '82) has picked regional airline stocks since 1982, and, according to the Wall Street Journal, he's one of the top analysts in the country. Parker, an associate at Robinson Humphrey in Atlanta, was inducted into WSJ's 1998 All-Star Hall of Fame. Makes sense, since he's one of only six analysts nationwide to win the all-star award all six years of its existence. After 30 years in the business, Parker knows the ins and outs of each company's management structure, stock returns, and earnings estimates. But he says that luck also counts for something. One week before the ValuJet crash in 1996, Parker downgraded his stock in the economy airline. "You'd rather be lucky than good any day," he says. But he's not the only one who's lucky: one UGA student with financial need each year is the recipient of the James Douglas Parker Scholarship, which he established in 1993. "When I was in school, I had a similar type of scholarship," Parker says. And, spoken like a true stock analyst, he says, "I'm just putting in a return."
SYNOVUS, AFLAC HONORED AS EMPLOYEE-FRIENDLY
UGA alums head two of the U.S.'s most employee-friendly companies, according to top-100 rankings published in the Jan. 11 edition of Fortune. James Blanchard (BBA '63, LLB '65) is chairman and CEO of Synovus, a banking and credit card processing company that took the No. 1 ranking. Synovus gives its 10,000 employees stock options, offers a $5,000 benefit to employees wishing to adopt children, and pays up to 21 percent of salary annually toward employee retirement. Dan Amos (BBA '73) is CEO of AFLAC, ranked 13th on Fortune's list, where employees are treated to stock options, a service where they can buy prepared dinners to warm up when they get home, and a walk-in clinic where $10 pays for the treatment of minor ailments. Ironically, both companies are based in Columbus, Ga., where competition for employees is obviously a good thing.
Peter Cargill (AB '76) of Vineland, N.J., received an MBA from Widener University. Pete is a senior sales representative with RTS Packaging, LLC. H. Randolph Holder Jr. (BBA '76), who is president and general manager of a Sonora, Calif., radio station, was named Citizen of the Year. Guy Tucker (ABJ '76) is president of Ask Guy Tucker, Inc., an Atlanta-based resource company specializing in advertising headhunting and recruitment, interactive multimedia services, and television commercial film production. Donald F. White III (BBA '76) is president-elect of the Tennessee Association of Life Underwriters. Art Davis Jr. (BBA '78) accepted a position as sales manager with Chromalloy Castings Tampa (Fla.) Corp. David Franks (BSEd '78, MEd '80, EdD '92) of Greensboro is the new principal at McIntosh County Academy. Jeff Wallace (BBA '78) of Fayetteville was promoted to vice president of customer service for Georgia Power. Cynthia Kurtz (AB '79) of Norfolk, Va., was named commander of the U.S. Navy recruiting district in Atlanta. Kathy McCannon (ABJ '79) of Tucker is a senior account executive with Pringle Dixon Pringle, a public relations, advertising and marketing agency. Michael E. Smith (AB '79) joined Specialty Cleaning and Restoration in Greenville, S.C., as vice president. A drummer in a local music group, he fulfilled every bandman's dream by marrying the lead singer.
Next reunion: Homecoming '99
For more information, see "Reunion '59."
Lee Duffey (ABJ '80), president and founder of Duffey Communications, was elected to the board of directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta. Kelly Eulenfeld Malone (AB '80) of Atlanta is the proud mother of twins Kellyann and Samuel. David Patterson (BSA '80, MBA '82) of Winston-Salem, N.C., is the new president and CEO of QualChoice of North Carolina, Inc. Thomas Porter Jr. (BBA '80) of Fairfield, Conn., joined MCI WorldCom as a national account manager. Mark Tenenbaum (BBA '80) of Plano, Texas, joined Adams Golf as manager of advertising and marketing. Angela Parks Cain (BFA '81) of Atlanta is the owner of Nouveaute/Angela Cain Interiors Inc. Mark Farmer (BBA '81, MBA '83) of Plano, Texas, and his wife Brenda welcomed a third son on December 10. Plans are already underway for newborn Luke and his brothers to attend UGA. Ellen Crane Schulman (ABJ '81) says she has decided to try the "mommy track." The former managing director for Hill and Knowlton lives in Virginia Beach, Va., with her husband, Howard, and new daughter Tara. Russ Fortson (BSAE '82, MS '87) of Houston, Texas, works at NASA's Johnson Space Center and specializes in finding ways to grow food in space. To find out more about these projects, visit http://pet.jsc.nasa.gov/. Keith Mason (BBA '82, JD '85) of Atlanta was appointed by Gov. Zell Miller to the Georgia Ports Authority. Keith serves as an attorney with Long Aldridge and Norman, LLP. Edwin Moritz (BS '82) of Louisville, Colo., was appointed vice president at Gustavson Associates. Ted Wansley (BS '82) of Palmetto achieved certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. His wife, Maribeth Yarbrough Wansley (ABJ '84), is outreach coordinator for the Cochran Mill Nature Center. Sondra Crawford Carter (BMus '83) of Winder was recognized as an Arby's Homestyle Hero for her work with music students at Statham Elementary and County Line Elementary. John Chaffin (BA '83) earned a doctoral degree in adult ed and human resource development from Florida International University. He works for Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale. J.C. Upshaw Downs (BS '83) of Mobile, Ala., is chief medical examiner for the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences. Lynn Duran (ABJ '83) was named vice president for CGI Group's Atlanta office. Tim McCauley (BBA '83) of Duluth was promoted to banking officer for the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta. Elizabeth Freeman McCune (BMus '83) of Marietta was promoted to vice president of marketing for The Complex Sale, Inc. Mark Saussey (BBA '84) of Thomasville was appointed director of corporate development for Flowers Industries, Inc.
Patricia Devine (AB '85) of New York, N.Y., taught English to rural villagers in Vietnam through the Global Volunteers program. Tommy Sikes (BS '85), pastor of Grace Chapel Presbyterian Church in Madison, Miss., must be doing a good jobhis congregation has grown from one family to 250 members in only three years! Jim Reinstein (BBA '86), European marketing director for Boston Scientific Corp. in Paris, reports that son Henry John "screams in perfect French." Robin Thomas (ABJ '87), director of research for Turner Network Television in Atlanta, graduated from the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute, which helps women in upper and middle management refine their leadership styles. Tony Carter (ABJ '88) has joined Ketchum/Crescent Communications in Atlanta as an account executive. David Nissen (BSEd '88) was named CEO of Charter Springs Behavioral Health System in Ocala, Fla. Brian Williams (AB '88, MPA '91, DPA '95) is a professor of public administration at Florida State. Brian's wife, former UGA basketballer Carla Green Williams (AB '89, MPA '91), is a program coordinator in FSU's athletic department. Steven Leiter (AB '89) is a partner with the law firm of Hinshaw and Culbertson in Chicago.
Next reunion: Homecoming '99
For more information, see "Reunion '59."
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Ann Pickett (BSEH '95) of Athens received a National Association for Public Interest Law Equal Justice Fellowship. She earned her law degree from Georgia State in 1998. Lisa Read (BBA '95, JD '98) of Atlanta joined the law firm of King and Spalding. She's also on the board of UGA's National Alumni Association. Kristi Boram (BSEd '96) of Glennville graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. degree in nursing from the Medical College of Georgia. She works for Wellstar Promina Health System in Atlanta. Greg Elstun (BBA '96) of Savannah is a unit manager for Phillip Morris USA. His wife, Terra Smith Elstun (BSEd '96), is an account rep for Xerox. Kathleen Willeford (AB '96) earned a master's in marriage and family therapy from the University of Kentucky. She celebrated the new year by marrying Eric Shack. James D. Cook (ABJ '97) of Roswell joined the CPA firm of Miller Ray Healey & Houser as a marketing communications specialist. Catherine Epps Haley (ABJ '97) has joined a Hilton Head Island newspaper, Island Packett, as an account executive.
ARTS AND SCIENCES
Morris Cooper (PhD '71) was named chair of the medical microbiology and immunology department at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Earl J. Robinson (PhD '77) was named the 12th president of Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, N.C. Neil Heywood (MA '84) of Rudolph, Wis., was one of ten University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point faculty members recognized for outstanding teaching, scholarship, and service. Neil is an associate professor of geography and geology. John Colson (MA '93, EdD '97) is the new assistant dean of campus life for Charleston Southern University in Charleston, S.C. He formerly served as co-director of the Howard Hughes residency programs at UGA. John holds the world record for the fastest time around the perimeter of the U.S. on a bicycle.
Matthew A. Stevens (MBA '73) of Kingsport, Tenn., was promoted to director of Fulfill Demand Processes and Business Process Improvement for Eastman Chemical Company. James Betts (MBA '77) of Lawrenceville joined the Emory Clinic as assistant director of the central business office. Eric Chastain (MBA '85) of Atlanta welcomed a second child, Hannah Morrow, into his family last October.
Hazel Bedgood Metts (MEd '54, EdS '71) of Sandersville was named grand marshal of the Washington County Kaolin Festival parade. Hazel taught the first journalism class at the Sandersville high school in 1953, and helped coordinate the first homecoming celebration which later evolved into the festival. Glenda Tanner Lappan (MEd '63, EdD '65), a mathematics professor at Michigan State University, was named president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Yancey Watkins (EdD '70), a Murray State University professor in the department of elementary and secondary education, was presented with the 1998 Special Service Award by the International Reading Association. Cynthia Deal (MEd '87) was selected as the 1998 Teacher of the Year for West Green Elementary School in Coffee County. Earl Bennett (PhD '93) of Tifton was promoted to the rank of professor at Abraham Baldwin College.
William Harkey (MA '85) is director of public affairs for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. Baxter Ennis (MA '87) of Chespeake, Va., was named director of public relations for Regent University. He retired from the U.S. Army as a lieutenant colonel.
Janice Mays (JD '75) of Arlington, Va., was honored by the Wesleyan College with the 1998 Alumnae Award for Distinguished Achievement in a Profession. Janice has served as the Democratic chief counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means for the past three years. R. Wayne Thorpe (JD '79) was appointed office director of the Atlanta office of JAMS/Endispute, the nation's leading provider of Alternative Dispute Resolution. W. Scott Sorrels (JD '84) of Alpharetta was elected to the executive board for the southern region of the Boy Scouts of America. Allen McDuffie (JD '91) is employed by Progressive Insurance in Atlanta. Mark Henderson (JD '97) is an assistant project manager with Carter and Associates, the Southeast's largest full-service commercial real estate services firm.
Beverly Barnes Leonard (MSW '76) of Dallas retired after 30 years with the Department of Family and Children Services. Beverly was presented with a plaque of appreciation for her many years of work on behalf of families and children in Georgia and Paulding County. Mike Kessler (MSW '83) of Newnan was named the new Paulding County director of the Department of Family and Children Services.
Richard Hawes (DVM '75) of Alexandria, Va., was inducted into the National Academies of Practice in veterinary medicine as a distinguished practitioner member. Richard Cotton (DVM '76) of Raleigh, N.C., is on the board of directors of the N.C. Wildlife Habitat Foundation and the National Wild Turkey Federation.
JIMMY PAYNE (1960-98)
He was that rare example of the hometown kid who makes good, and Georgia football fans will long remember Jimmy Payne as a nice guy off the fieldand a quarterback's nightmare once the game began. "I rank him with Bill Stanfill and Richard Tardits among the best pass rushers we've ever had," said Vince Dooley of Payne, who died Nov. 3 after a six-month battle with bone marrow cancer. Payne recorded 85 tackles and seven sacks during the Dogs' run to the National Championship in 1980, and his old defensive coach, Irk Russell, remembers him fondly. "I thought he was something special," said Russell, who convinced the future All-SEC tackle to play for Georgia instead of Tennessee. Jimmy's dad is James Payne Sr., long-time caretaker of the Magill tennis complex. Next time you see Jamesperhaps at this year's NCAA men's championships in Mayyou might want to offer condolences and tell him how much you enjoyed watching his son play football.
Mary Lou Upchurch Brown of Athens, who retired from the Plant Pathology Department, died Jan. 2, 1998. Margaret Dickie, the Helen Lanier Distinguished Professor of English, died Jan. 11, 1999. A noted authority on American poetry, she was the author of six books, editor of a collection of critical essays, and author of chapters in seven other books. At the university, Dickie was a trustee of the UGA Foundation and served on the editorial boards of The Georgia Review and the University of Georgia Press. She was to have received the first Women's Studies Faculty Award from the university's Women's Studies Program on the day she died. Mildred Eubanks of Commerce, a retired employee in the poultry science department, died Dec. 24, 1997. Robert Farrell of Athens, a retired professor emeritus of pathology in the College of Veterinary Medicine, died Aug. 31, 1998. Catherine Gartseff of Athens, a librarian, died Aug. 7, 1998. Paul Halverson of Columbus, a retired education professor, died Sept. 2, 1998. Leon "Buddy" Hargreaves Jr. of Athens, the former dean of the School of Forest Resources, died Nov. 25, 1997. Dr. Hargreaves spent 35 years on the faculty of the forestry school, serving as dean from 1980 until his retirement in 1991. During his tenure as dean the school added a 42,000-square-foot, $7 million annex to the forestry building. The school's budget rose by more than $4 million, seven new faculty positions were added, and the endowment for student scholarships grew. Preston Hunter of Athens, a former department head for entomology, died Sept. 22, 1998. Dr. Hunter published numerous articles on systematics and ecology of mites associated with insects. William James of Athens, a professor in the psychology department for 24 years, died July 23, 1998. He also served as head of the department for three years. He was known for research in the field of animal behavior, publishing many scientific articles on the subject. Jeppie Johnson of Winterville, a retired staff member, died Sept. 21, 1998. Sam Kreuz of Athens, who retired from the College of Veterinary Medicine, died Feb. 20, 1998. He was chairman of the entrance committee for many years, and is probably best remembered for his large animal surgery classes. Norma Miller Keener of Athens, who taught horticulture at the university for 36 years, died June 29, 1998. Anne Land of Athens, a retired librarian, died March 4, 1998. Joseph LaRocca of Athens, the former head of the medicinal chemistry department in the College of Pharmacy, died April 17, 1998. Dr. LaRocca was a loyal Bulldogs fan, and outside of his research on chemical structures and their effects on drugs, he served on the athletic board and occasionally went on recruiting trips. J. Harris Mitchell of Athens, the Director of Bands at the university from 1944-1955 and retired music history teacher, died Feb. 14, 1998. Marian Richardson of Athens, a retired staff member, died Jan. 28, 1998. Ira Robinson of Athens, who taught race relations and social theory, died Feb. 7, 1998. Mary Elizabeth Vance Sledge of Ty Ty, a retired home economist with the UGA Extension Service, died May 23, 1998. Mary Tingle of Jackson, a retired professor in the College of Education, died March 8, 1998. She was co-director of a 5-year curriculum program, head of the language education department, and founder of the Children's Literature Award and Conference. John Vinson of Macon, who retired from the university after 40 years as a professor of American Diplomatic History, died Feb. 9, 1998. Frank Wachowiak of Athens, a retired professor emeritus of art, died Aug. 18, 1998. He taught art education and was head of the UGA Art Education department from 1966 to 1975. After his retirement, he continued to teach Saturday morning children's art classes. Lawrence Walker of Athens, a retired marketing and advertising professor in the business school, died Sept. 8, 1998.
Helen Coltabaugh Aurandt of Atlanta, a retired teacher from the City of Decatur School System, died March 14, 1998. Inez Carlan Brooks of Jefferson, who retired from Inez's Shop in Commerce after 30 years as the owner, died Feb. 26, 1998. Alice Hand Callaway of LaGrange, the caretaker of the noted 157-year-old garden at her family's home, died Feb. 15, 1998. Robert Garrison Sr. of Athens, the retired owner of Bob's Service Station, died Nov. 11, 1997. Marvin Goldstein of Buckhead, an orthodontist, died Nov. 22, 1997. Mary Harris of Augusta died July 16, 1998. Buck Mickel of Greenville, S.C., the retired general manager of Daniel Construction Company, died July 23, 1998. George Teck of Stone Mountain, the owner of Teck Machine Tool Company, died Aug. 15, 1998.
STATE NORMAL SCHOOL
Verna Mae Maddox DeHart of Barefoot Bay, Fla., a retired principal and teacher in the Georgia Public School System, died Aug. 12, 1998. Frances Sanders Harris of Commerce, a retired director of Henry County Family and Children Services, died March 4, 1998. Mattilu Smith Hodge of Henderson, a retired teacher in Terrell and Houston Counties, died Dec. 25, 1997. Julia Slaughter of Athens died Dec. 27, 1997. Kate Henderson Southard of Jackson died Dec. 27, 1997. Annie Mae Glass Still of Statham, a retired teacher in the Oconee County School System, died Dec. 28, 1997. Hildred Harman Thompson of Dunwoody died Dec. 25, 1997. Annie Pearce Wood died Aug. 2, 1998.
William Hamm (BS '21) of Atlanta, who opened the first plastic surgery clinic in Atlanta, died March 21, 1998. He corrected harelips and cleft palates in hundreds of children. Bessie Parr Aderhold (BSHE '24, MSHE '31) of Athens, wife of the late Dr. O.C. Aderhold, who was president of UGA from 1950 to 1967, died Feb. 27, 1998. She was a former teacher. George Fesperman Sr. (BSC '24) of Waycross, the retired senior vice president of Fulton Federal, died Feb. 23, 1998. He was an ardent supporter of the university and served on the board of trustees. He also received the Ty Butler loyalty award from the alumni society in 1985. Charles "Frank" Crouch (BSC '25) of Ocilla, a retired businessman and civic leader, died Aug. 16, 1998. Winifred Davis (BSHE '25) of Kent, Conn., a buyer in the fashion industry, died April 10, 1998. Christine Moon (ABEd '25) of Decatur, the retired Dean of Women at Colorado College, died Nov. 13, 1997. John Power (M '25) of Roswell died April 18, 1998. Earl "Dunny" Harrison Sr. (LLB '26) of Savannah, a former judge for the state Superior Court, died Jan. 2, 1998. Judge Harrison also served as Savannah's city attorney for two years, and he operated a private practice. Charles Hooper (AB '26) of Atlanta, who held several administrative positions at UGA before his retirement, died Aug. 17, 1998. James Boyd (AB '27) of Carrollton, a former president of the University of West Georgia and founder of Scientific-Atlanta, died Feb. 18, 1998. He was also a professor at Georgia Tech for 26 years and helped Tech's nuclear program. Pauline Brackett (ABEd '27) of Social Circle, who was employed by Scott Foresman and Co., died May 14, 1998. She was also the superintendent of the Sunday school department at Grace United Methodist Church in Atlanta for more than 25 years. Samuel Brown (M '27) of Orlando, Fla., who retired from the postal service with 41 years of service, died Feb. 18, 1998. James Dowling Jr. (M '27) of Amelia Island, Fla., the retired chairman of the board for the Dowling Bag Company in Valdosta, died Dec. 5, 1997. Louise Hammond (ABEd '28) of Augusta died Feb. 8, 1998. Cyrus Strickler Jr. (M '28) of Atlanta, a retired doctor, died May 28, 1998. Maurice Thomas (LLB '28) of Macon, past president of the Georgia Bar Association, died Dec. 31, 1997. He was also a past editor of the Georgia Law Review and was a recognized expert on real estate titles and estates. Conril Smith (BSC '29) of Greenville, S.C., died May 16, 1998. Samuel Wells Sr. (AB '29, MA '35) of Sautee died April 3, 1998.
Alice Beall (BSHE '30, MSHE '37) of Athens, a retired associate professor in the UGA's home economics department, died Jan. 27, 1998. Saul Blumenthal (BSC '30) of Hilton Head Island, S.C., died June 29, 1998. Hallie Cox Brown (AB '30) of Toccoa, a teacher, died March 25, 1998. Paul Caswell (LLB '30) of Hinesville, a retired Superior Court Judge, died April 28, 1998. He also served as a state representative for Liberty County from 1934 to 1936. Russell Hudson (M '30) of Baltimore, Md., died July 27, 1998. Faith Davis Nigro (AB '30) of Winterville died March 5, 1998. Ruth Coleman Waters (M '30) of Statesboro, an artist and retired co-founder of L.A. Waters Furniture Company, died Feb. 4, 1998. Max Brown (BSF '31, MFR '33) of Louisburg, N.C., died in May 1998. Molene Chandler Ellis (BSHE '31, MEd '63) of Commerce, a retired teacher, died May 25, 1998. Ernestine Stokely Hansford (AB '31) of Crawford, a retired teacher, died May 18, 1998. Mark Hollis (BSEE '31) of Lakeland, Fla., a public health official, died Feb. 24, 1998. Dr. Hollis raised the alarm about air and water pollution nearly 50 years ago and led efforts against malaria as chief of a precursor of the Centers for Disease Control. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal of the Public Health Service in 1961, an honor bestowed only once before to a former Surgeon General. Clifford McGaughey (BSC '31) of Monroe, who owned Reeder and McGaughey Sporting Goods Store in Atlanta, died May 11, 1998. He was also captain of the UGA baseball team in 1931 and played for the Atlanta Crackers before going into the sporting goods business. During the Depression he helped school athletic programs stay afloat, which helped land him a spot in the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. Edward Hall Sr. (M '32) of Dublin, a former member of the Dublin Board of Education, died Dec. 31, 1997. Lucille Kimble (AB '32) of Athens, who taught music at UGA for more than 40 years, died May 27, 1998. She was also the first woman to graduate from the University with a degree in music. Grady Turner Sr. (M '32) of Flowery Branch died Jan. 3, 1998. Oscar Adkins Jr. (M '33) of Crawford, who retired from Brooks Motor Co., died Feb. 4, 1998. Annie Bolton (BSHE '33) of Winterville, a retired teacher, died Aug. 22, 1998. Edward Brown Jr. (LLB '33) of Lilburn, an industrial sales representative with American Mutual Insurance Company, died Aug. 11, 1998. McCarthy "Mack" Crenshaw (AB '33, JD '35) of Orange Park, Fla., who practiced general civil law for 50 years, died Sept. 9, 1998. Hiram Hanson (BS '33) of Madison, a retired executive for Eastman Kodak, died March 18, 1998. Sanders Mercer (BSA '33) of Sandersville, who retired from the UGA Extension Service as an agricultural agent for Washington County, died June 14, 1998. Milton Southwell (BSA '33, MSA '37) of Athens, a dairy farmer, died June 28, 1998. Ruth McNeal Weston (ABEd '33) of Talbotton, a high school English teacher for more than 25 years, died Feb. 3, 1998. Maxine Caswell Cornwell (BSHE '34) of Signal Mountain, Tenn., who opened the library at J.H. House School in Rockdale, where she was a librarian, died Aug. 4, 1998. Mary Peavy Fricks (BSPE '34) of Americus died Jan. 9, 1998. Carey Girtman (BSA '34) of Tifton died May 28, 1998. Grace Thurmond McDorman (BSHE '34) of East Point died May 29, 1998. Ernest Nutting (BSF '34) of Camden, S.C., died March 24, 1998. Marion Blanchard Roberts (ABEd '34) of Snellville, who taught second grade at Roswell and North Roswell Elementary for 25 years, died July 31, 1998. Albert Wier (BSC '34) of Marietta, who retired from the Southeastern Mineral Company, died March 27, 1998. Nathan Wolfe (BSC '34) of Atlanta, a retired real estate broker, died March 11, 1998. John Calhoun (BSA '35) of Tifton, who retired from the Soil Conservation Service, died Aug. 14, 1998. Caro duBignon Dudley (BSPE '35) of Athens died March 15, 1998. Jasper Griffin (ABEd '35, MSEd '40) of Smyrna, a retired Cobb County School Superintendent, died Feb. 6, 1998. Leon Kahn (BSCh '35) of San Gabriel, Calif., died March 3, 1998. William Ray Jr. (ABJ '35) of Norcross, the retired president of the Atlanta Journal and Constitution, died April 28, 1998. Clyde Monroe Reagan (BSEd '35, DVM '50) of Deland, Fla., died Nov. 21, 1997. Clinton "Alec" Ashford (AB '36) of Watkinsville, who worked for the Louisiana Pacific Lumber Co., died July 1, 1998. Charles Bolger (MSCh '36) of Charleston, S.C., a retired teacher at the High School of Charleston, died Jan. 6, 1998. Fred Durand Jr. (BS '36) of La Grange died April 19, 1998. Edwin Evans (BS '36) of Atlanta, a specialist in internal medicine, died July 6, 1998. Grable Hutcheson (BSA '36) of Higgston, a retired school teacher, died Dec. 27, 1997. Martha LaBoon (BSHE '36, MSHE '39) of Athens, a retired professor at the university, died March 24, 1998. Joe Lanier (BS '36) of Jacksonville, a medical doctor, died April 6, 1998. John "Vivian" Maxwell (BSC '36) of Evans died Jan. 3, 1998. Robert Minear (BSF '36) of Parsons, W.Va., died March 19, 1998. Austelle Adams Nichols (MA '36) of Atlanta, a member of the faculty of Georgia State College for Women for 17 years, died April 11, 1998. Arthur Reynolds Jr. (BSC '36) of Maryville, Tenn., a retired banker for Citizens Bank in Cairo, Ga., died March 1, 1998. Earl Stinson (BSA '36) of Butler, a retired agriculture and shop teacher, died April 9, 1998. Frances Slade Turner (ABEd '36) of Cordele died May 15, 1998. Ralph Watson (BSA '36) of Moultrie died Nov. 1, 1997. Mary Thomas Wells (BSHE '36) of Atlanta, a former teacher, died Feb. 27, 1998. Floy "Eugenia" Whitehead (BSHE '36, MSEd '42) of Iowa City, Iowa, a former public school teacher, died Jan. 29, 1998. Dr. Whitehead was also a visiting lecturer at Harvard in 1952-53 before becoming a certified specialist in human nutrition and teaching nutrition in the Department of Home Economics at the University of Iowa. Embry Esbach (BSC '37) of Atlanta, who retired from the Metropolitan Life Insurance company after 39 years as a group supervisor, died July 21, 1998. Harry Harman III (AB '37) of Valdosta, a self-employed writer, died April 9, 1998. Harry produced a series of books on visiting, living, and investing in the Caribbean with his late wife, Jeanne. Elma "Wynelle" Johnson (BSHE '37) of Columbus, a former teacher in the home economics department at the university, died Jan. 4, 1998. Stella Darnell Johnson (BSHE '37) of Atlanta, a home economist, died March 15, 1998. William "Horace" McEver (BSC '37) of Atlanta, who founded McEver and Co., an Atlanta property and casualty independent insurance agency, died Feb. 2, 1998. An avid athlete, he ran the Peachtree Road Race for the first time when he was 71. Jack Ratley (BSEd '37, MEd '45) of Carnesville, an educator and administrator, died Jan. 20, 1998. He served as teacher, coach, and principal at Franklin County High School and later Carnesville Elementary. Edwin Southerland Sr. (BSC '37, LLB '40) of Atlanta, who co-founded several companies which purchased and successfully operated the Robert Half International franchises (specializing in financial personnel placements), died Sept. 13, 1998. Madison Thomas (BSA '37) of Commerce, an officer in the U.S. Air Force, died Dec. 5, 1997. William Thomas (BS '37, MSEd '40) of Cedartown, a retired teacher, died Feb. 23, 1998. Martin Van Winkle Jr. (BSA '37) of Creshamville, who worked for the Agricultural Extension Service, died Jan. 4, 1998. William Avery (BSA '38) of Swainsboro died Nov. 17, 1997. Charles Berry (BSC '38) of Huntsville, Ala., who served in the Army in World War II and the Korean War, died April 20, 1998. Norman "Pop" Curtis (BSF '38) of Americus, a retired engineer with the Georgia State Department of Transportation, died Dec. 30, 1997. Russell Deckert (BSF '38) of Syracuse, N.Y., a retired professor at the State University College of Environmental Science and Forestry, died Sept. 24, 1998. James Hoover (BSC '38) of Columbus, a retired stockbroker, died April 21, 1998. He was also active in civic leadership in Columbus. Perry Hudson (BSCh '38) of Hapeville, a former chief pilot for Eastern Airlines, died May 14, 1998. He also served as the mayor of Hapeville for 12 years and as a state senator for eight years. Edna McCarson Hulme (BSEd '38) of Panama City, Fla., died March 15, 1998. Sam Murphy (BSF '38) of Jasper, Ala., died May 17, 1998. Sarah Rountree (BSEd '38) of Reidsville, a retired first grade teacher, died March 3, 1998. Elmore Thrash (BSC '38) of Valdosta, who was active in Georgia politics, died June 8, 1998. He served as the messenger of the Georgia House of Representatives for the last 43 years. John Barr Jr. (M '39) of Bowdon, an employee of the U.S. Postal Service, died Jan. 19, 1998. Myrvis Lawrence Bridges (BS '39, MEd '73) of Donalsonville, a retired teacher, died March 31, 1998. Claude Davidson Jr. (ABJ '39) of Appleton, Wis., the Director of News for UGA until his retirement in 1970, died July 12, 1998. He also served as a professor of journalism and public affairs, and after his retirement he served on the Helen, Ga., City Commission for 16 years. Percy Freeman (BS '39) of Lake Wylie, S.C., died Dec. 26, 1997. Hagen Glenn (BSAE '39) of Moultrie, a retired general manager of Colquitt Electric Member Corporation, died Jan. 20, 1998. Esta Brown Jennings (BSHE '39) of Montgomery, Ala., a retired teacher, died Sept. 8, 1998. John Langdale (AB '39, JD '40) of Valdosta, a former Valdosta representative in the state House of Representatives, died Feb. 20, 1998. He was also president of the Langdale Co., which sells lumber and turpentine but also owns auto dealerships and other businesses. Lucy Manning (ABEd '39) of Alpharetta, a musician and teacher, died June 22, 1998. Ardell Smith (BSA '39) of Dawson, a retired farmer, died Sept. 14, 1998. George Yundt Jr. (BSC '39) of Atlanta, a retired district manager of Southern Bell, died Feb. 10, 1998.
James Bryson (BSA '40, DVM '50) of Washington, a retired veterinarian, died May 30, 1998. Samuel Corey (BSF '40) of Annapolis, Md., a former Upper Dublin commissioner, died Jan. 9, 1998. Albert Gates Jr. (M '40) of Jackson, who retired from the State Board of Pardons and Parole, died June 26, 1998. Anne Allen Harris (BSHE '40) of Washington, a homemaker, died Sept. 3, 1998. John Harris Jr. (AB '40, LLB '48) of Macon, a partner in the law firm of Harris and James, died April 12, 1998. William Hunnicutt Jr. (BSEd '40) of LaGrange, a retired high school football coach, died July 29, 1998. During his coaching career he won many awards, and he was elected to the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 1961 and to the National Football Hall of Fame, Atlanta Chapter, in 1970. Vera Gunn Kinzey (AB '40, MEd '61, EdD '66) of Athens, a retired assistant professor in the College of Education, died Jan. 12, 1998. Milton Lesser (ABJ '40) of Miami, Fla., who served in the Navy during World War II, died Dec. 10, 1997. Although before the war Dr. Lesser worked as a journalist for a Chicago newspaper, he saw enough wounded men aboard his ship to inspire him to become a doctor. He practiced internal medicine and cardiology in Miami Beach before his retirement in 1988. Virginia Drake Noyes (AB '40) of Conyers died May 29, 1998. John Ray (BSC '40) of Royston, a retired cattle and poultry farmer, died June 23, 1998. Josephine Ainslie Sims (AB '40) of Hogansville, who retired after 30 years of service with the Hogansville School System, died Sept. 26, 1998. Frances "Sherry" Jackson Wade (BSC '40) of Columbus died Nov. 12, 1997. Bruce "Fess" Baker Sr. (BSA '41) of Donalsonville, a retired agriculture teacher, died Feb. 18, 1998. Jack Brown (BSA '41) of Cartersville died April 1, 1998. Katherine Moore Frier (MSEd '41, EdS '71) of Douglas, who worked for the Coffee County School System for 27 years as Supervisor of Instructions, died May 10, 1998. Annie Williamson Hammond (BSHE '41) of Edgefield, S.C., a former teacher, died Feb. 14, 1998. Calvin Hardison (M '41) of Salem, N.J., died May 9, 1998. Lemuel LeRoy (ABJ '41) of Kearneysville, W. Va., an editor of U.S. News and World Report, died June 27, 1998. He also served as director of the Republican National Committee and was a former president of the National Press Club. Velma Hulsney Maddox (BSHE '41) of Jackson, a retired teacher, died March 18, 1998. Harry Neal Sr. (BSA '41) of Madison, a former Famers Home Administration district director, died July 29, 1998. John Plowden (M '41) of Columbia, S.C., who retired as vice president of the Agricultural Chemical Division of Ciba-Geigy, died March 7, 1998. James Purcell (BSA '41) of Covington, a retired medical doctor, died Aug. 3, 1998. Louise Stakely (BSHE '41) of Atlanta died May 21, 1998. Leffler Akins (BSA '42, MEd '49) of Statesboro, a retired Assistant Superintendent with the Bulloch County Board of Education, died March 22, 1998. Charles Alford Jr. (BBA '42) of Buford, a retired attorney, died July 2, 1998. He also served as the chairman of the Dekalb County Planning Commission. Maxine Farr Alspach (ABJ '42) of Key Biscayne, Fla., died Nov. 23, 1997. Clara Hanes Batchelor (BSHE '42) of Gray, a homemaker, died Feb. 19, 1998. William "Perry" Cain Sr. (BSA '42) of Girard, a farmer, died March 5, 1998. Charles Christian (BSEd '42) of Jackson, Miss., died Feb. 23, 1998. Marcus Cox (BSPh '42) of Oklahoma City, Okla., who practiced family medicine for more than 45 years, died Nov. 11, 1997. Sue Rogers Greene (BSHE '42) of Gray, a retired teacher with Jones County Public Schools, died in March 1998. Leslie Hanson Sr. (M '42) of Athens, a musician, died Jan. 24, 1998. He began to play professionally at the age of 11 and was capable of performing on the vibraharp, violin, bass violin, piano, mandolin, and guitar. Truman Haygood Jr. (BBA '42) of Atlanta, a retired manager of statistics for Delta Airlines, died Aug. 17, 1998. Carolyn Daniel Johns (BSHE '42) of Hawkinsville, a retired teacher who taught in Pulaski and Bleckley County schools, died Sept. 15, 1998. Frederick Mack (BSF '42) of Fort Mill, S.C., died June 2, 1998. William McComb (BSF '42) of Macon, who worked for the Georgia Forestry Commission, died Nov. 29, 1997. Graham Mitchell (M '42) of Hampton, the retired vice president of purchasing for Southern States, died Sept. 4, 1998. Homer Nicholson Jr. (AB '42) of Sumter, S.C., a Rhodes Scholar, died Nov. 1, 1997. He was a retired professor of Humanities at Morris College in Sumter and taught storytelling at Shepherd Center in Sumter. James Stark (M '42) of Jacksonville, Fla., died Jan. 12, 1998. Howard Whitaker (BBA '42) of Eatonton, a retired salesperson, died Dec. 3, 1997. Betty Lovett Yeomans (ABJ '42) of Dublin, a former officer and board member of the Dublin Courier Herald Publishing Co., died Jan. 23, 1998. John Beard (M '43) of Moultrie, a residential developer, died Jan. 29, 1998. Arthur Bolton Sr. (LLB '43) of Griffin, the former Georgia attorney general, died Dec. 1, 1997. He built a reputation as an honest and tough public official by prosecuting state officials who lied on their expense accounts, suing members of the State Ethics Commission to make them enforce state ethics laws, and becoming involved with the state's campaign finance disclosure laws. Larry Goodrich Clark (BSPE '43) of Smethport, Pa., died Feb. 15, 1998. Bettie Harrison Edmondson (BSHE '43) of Tifton died July 31, 1998. Henri Whitaker Gardner (AB '43) of Albany, a medical technologist, died Aug. 13, 1998. William Godwin (BSEd '43) of Columbus died March 26, 1998. Robert Gregory (BSEd '43) of Covington, a teacher, principal, and coach, died Sept. 12, 1998. Anne Trunnell Lyles (BSHE '43) of Cochran died Sept. 13, 1998. Louis "Coleman" Norris (BSA '43) of Bogart, a retired health inspector for the Georgia Department of Public Health, died Aug. 17, 1998. Martha Blackburn Tate (AB '44) of Atlanta died Dec. 14, 1997. Annie Belle Ayers (BSEd '45) of Hartwell, a retired librarian for the Hart County school system, died Dec. 4, 1997. Grace Hogg Barnes (LLB '45) of Atlanta, a specialist in trademark registration, died June 14, 1998. She was one of the first female lawyers to work for the Coca-Cola Co., where she handled international trademark registration and operational problems overseas. Robert Boydell (BSF '45) of Oakland, N.J., died Dec. 15, 1997. Robbie Broome Brooks (AB '45) of Vera Beach, Fla., a retired teacher, died July 10, 1998. William Keith (ABJ '45) of San Antonio, Texas, a self-employed public information consultant in Jackson, Miss., died Aug. 15, 1998. Melvin Campbell (MEd '46) of Monetta, S.C., a former president of Brewton-Parker College, died Feb. 18, 1998. Olin Cleveland (M '46) of Hartwell, the owner of Economy Auto Associate, died June 7, 1998. He also taught high school in Oconee County and was one of the founders of the Bank of Hartwell. Linton Crawford Sr. (BBA '46) of Cornelia, an attorney, died Nov. 28, 1997. Coy DeLoach Jr. (BBA '46) of Claxton, a New York Life agent for 46 years, died July 12, 1998. Madge Conyers Doss (MA '46) of Raleigh, N.C., a retired technical editor for IBM, died March 30, 1998. Marion Ward Ehlers (BSHE '46) of Alamo, Calif., died May 23, 1998. Emily Pert Paul (BSEd '46, MEd '48) of Largo, Fla., died Feb. 16, 1998. Margaret "Hope" Childs Reeves (ABJ '46) of Atlanta, who wrote commercials for Atlanta radio stations, died Jan. 31, 1998. Blanche Krugman Rosenberg (BS '46) of Atlanta, a retired laboratory supervisor for Grady Memorial Hospital, died June 5, 1998. Hiram Undercofler (LLB '46) of Atlanta, who served in all three branches of government, died July 23, 1998. He was state revenue commissioner, a member of the state House of Representatives, and a justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia before he retired in 1981. Emily Ransone Wilson (BSHE '46) of Atlanta, a teacher in the Atlanta Public School System for more than 31 years, died in Feb. 1998. Leona Craft Cunningham (BSEd '47, MEd '50) of Lancaster, S.C., a former school principal, died Feb. 13, 1998. William "Stewart" Gilmore Jr. (BBA '47) of Albany, a retired advertising manager for Rio Stores, Inc., died March 9, 1998. Frances James (BSEd '47) of Gainesville died Dec. 14, 1997. Henry Lay Jr. (BBA '47) of Calhoun, who retired as president and owner of Lay-Hall Grocery Company, died March 25, 1998. James "Connor" Owens Jr. (AB '47, LLB '50) of Bay Minette, Ala., died March 13, 1998. Bettye Dockery Maddox (BSHE '47) of Winder died Nov. 2, 1997. Paul Plevack Sr. (BBA '47) of Frisco, Texas, died Dec. 30, 1997. Wilson "Billy" Porter (BSA '47) of Cedartown, a retired businessman, died Aug. 11, 1998. Priscilla Yancey Wetz (BS '47) of Atlanta died April 12, 1998. Roland Andrews (BSA '48) of Barnesville, who served as a principal, assistant superintendent, and curriculum director in Lamar County schools, died June 29, 1998. Robert Bankston (BSA '48, MEd '67) of Albany, who retired as District Director of Vocational Rehabilitation from the Georgia Department of Human Resources, died Dec. 18, 1997. Margene Hester Brooks (M '48) of Charlotte, N.C., died April 29, 1998. Frank Hamilton Jr. (LLB '48) of Tampa, Fla., died March 22, 1998. Thomas Kemp (BSF '48) of Lumpkin, a retired forester, died March 3, 1998. He also served as a magistrate judge for Stewart County and as the mayor of Lumpkin. Walter King Jr. (BBA '48) of Round Oak, a retired comptroller for Purina Mills in Macon, died Sept. 24, 1998. Sarah "Carolyn" Brown Fabian (BSHE '48) of Hobart, Ind., a substitute teacher, died Dec. 1, 1997. Mable McElvey Lewis (AB '48) of Atlanta died Feb. 25, 1998. Robert Lockhart (BBA '48) of Macon died March 14, 1998. William McEver (BBA '48) of Greenville, S.C., who retired from Kimberly Clark, died Jan. 23, 1998. He was also a U.S. Navy lieutenant commander. Corinne Pace (MEd '48) of Marietta, a retired teacher, died June 2, 1998. Mercer Parker (BSCh '48) of Dallas, Texas, who retired from Dow Chemical and Delta Solvents and Chemicals, died Sept. 5, 1998. He was also the owner of Mercer Chemicals Inc. George Pendley (ABJ '48) of Roswell, who started the Georgia Senior Tennis Association, died July 13, 1998. In 1980 he won the U.S. Tennis Association National 55 Clay Court championships without losing a set, and from age 45 to 65 he ranked first in every age division in singles and doubles in Georgia at one time. Lorena Dobson Sherman (M '48) of North Augusta, S.C., died Dec. 18, 1997. Alice Chandler Andrews (AB '49) of Arlington, Va., an emeritus professor at George Mason University, died March 30, 1998. John Berry (M '49) of Blairsville, a retired deputy federal marshal, died Dec. 19, 1997. Blanche Salmond Bowers (M '49) of College Park, a former teacher, died Sept. 4, 1998. Helen Hill Chapman (MSEd '49) of Highland Farms, a teacher, died Dec. 1, 1997. Regina Cubbedge (BSEd '49) of Savannah, who retired after teaching for 45 years in the Chatham County School System, died April 11, 1998. Warren House Jr. (M '49) of Winder, who retired from the post office after 29 years, died May 20, 1998. Arthur Layton (BSA '49) of Nashville, a retired supervisor for the Farmers Home Administration, died April 10, 1998. Frank Majors (ABJ '49) of Cleveland, who worked in the newspaper and printing industries, died March 26, 1998. After working as a reporter for the Atlanta Constitution, he worked for the printing companies Foote and Davies and the Triangle Publications Gravure Division in Philadelphia, Pa., which printed TV Guide, Seventeen, Parade, and other magazines. He also designed the web presses and bindery equipment used to handle high speed production. James "Dick" Martin (LLB '49) of Valdosta, the owner and operator of Sorrells and Martin Inc. for 46 years, died July 1, 1998. Forrest "Jack" May Sr. (BSEd '49) of Buford, a retired executive vice president of Metro Listing Service, died Aug. 12, 1998. Donald McKelvey (M '49) of Atlanta, a retired home improvement contractor, died Nov. 23, 1997. Maxwell Moses (MEd '49, EdS '71) of Uvalda, a school teacher and administrator, died Dec. 21, 1997. Mattie "Margaret" Pitts (ABJ '49, MEd '68, EdS '70) of Tifton, a retired Tift County Junior High School teacher, died July 9, 1998. Walter Stone Jr. (BSF '49) of Lexington, Ky., died Nov. 10, 1997. Wales Thomas (AB '49) of Decatur, who owned Thomas Construction Company, died June 9, 1998. He also served as chairman of the Dekalb Housing Authority and built the first cluster home development in Dekalb County.
Orie Banks (BSEd '50) of Savannah, the retired dean of Students for the Admiral Farragut Naval Academy Prep School in St. Petersburg, Fla., died June 19, 1998. Frank Blackburn (BSA '50) of Richland, who worked with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service for over 30 years, died Feb. 17, 1998. Clayton Bradley (M '50) of Athens, who retired from the Army Reserves and the U.S. Postal Service, died April 17, 1998. Sidney Cleveland (BBA '50) of Elberton, who retired from the Southeastern Power Authority, died July 5, 1998. Fred Fitts (M '50) of Decatur, a biochemist, died Feb. 28, 1998. Harold Friedman Sr. (BBA '50) of Saint Simons Island, the president of Glynn Concrete Co. and vice president of Seaboard Construction Co., died Dec. 10, 1997. Robert Haile Jr. (BBA '50) of Athens, Tenn., who served as a store manager and district manager for Sears, Inc., for 29 years, died May 13, 1998. Troupe Harris Jr. (BFA '50, MFA '53) of Washington, a retired music educator, died July 8, 1998. William Hay (BSA '50) of Moultrie, an insurance agent, died March 29, 1998. Charlie "Eager" Haywood (BBA '50) of Winston Salem, N.C., a retired general traffic agent with Union Pacific Railwood, died June 20, 1998. Earl Hester (BSA '50, MS '58) of Fayetteville, who operated Peach State Growers Supply, died July 20, 1998. Joseph "Beebe" Hobgood (BBA '50) of Chatsworth, a U.S. Air Force veteran, died Dec. 19, 1997. Mary "Lucile" Holbrook (MEd '50) of Royston, a retired teacher, died Jan. 24, 1998. William Hosch Jr. (ABJ '50) of Decatur died Dec. 28, 1997. He retired as senior vice president after 29 years of service with Bank South, now NationsBank. Edwin Howard (BSPh '50) of Mars Hill, N.C., the owner and operator of Howard's RX Drugs, died Aug. 12, 1998. Jack Kennedy Sr. (BBA '50) of Lawrenceville, a retired manager of the Mobile Home Division of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, died Nov. 16, 1997. John "Steve" Knight (LLB '50) of Columbus, the retired president and CEO of E.J. Knight Scrap Material Company, died April 27, 1998. He was also a former mayor of Columbus. John "Frank" Marsh Jr. (BBA '50) of Bakersfield, Calif., who owned the Metropole Liquor Store, died July 20, 1998. Marvin "Pat" Patterson (BBA '50) of Buckhead died Feb. 19, 1998. John Paulsen (BBA '50) of Murrells Inlet, S.C., the retired vice president of Brown and Groover, Inc., died Dec. 15, 1997. John Swift (BBA '50, LLB '52) of Columbus died Nov. 28, 1997. Pearly Thigpen (BSA '50) of Adrian, a retired state employee, died June 19, 1998. Andrew "Buck" Birdsong Jr. (JD '51) of LaGrange, who served for two decades as a presiding judge on the Georgia Court of Appeals, died June 6, 1998. He won the State Bar of Georgia's 1998 Tradition of Excellence Award. Willard "Rock" Bussell (BSA '51, DVM '52) of Dublin, who operated the Bussell Animal Hospital, died March 12, 1998. He also served as the sheriff of Laurens County for 20 years. Frances "Jean" Dixon Cobb of Marietta died June 12, 1998. William Elinburg Jr. (DVM '51) of Buford, a retired veterinarian, died July 8, 1998. Charles Greenig III (DVM '51) of Decatur, died May 15, 1998. James Matthews (ABJ '51) of Brunswick, a retired marketing consultant for WGBA-Rowland Radio, died Dec. 19, 1997. Talmadge Miles (BSEd '51) of Seminole, Ala., died July 11, 1998. Thomas Sammons (BSPh '51) of Swainsboro, who owned and operated Swainsboro Drug Company, died Aug. 4, 1998. Lily Lowe Tabor (BSEd '51, MEd '55) of Athens, who taught at Barrow Elementary School for 40 years, died Feb. 6, 1998. Charlton Tooke (M '51) of Commerce, who retired from the Georgia Department of Agriculture, died Sept. 21, 1998. Edward Atkinson (DVM '52) of Kingstree, S.C., a former veterinarian, died Sept. 7, 1998. Lloyd Alexander Jr. (BSA '52, BSAE '57) of Atlanta, who retired from BellSouth after 36 years, died May 6, 1998. Alvin Biscoe Jr. (AB '52) of Bethesda, Md., the director for the Center for Business and Economic Research and associate professor of finance at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, died July 29, 1998. He was also the assistant vice president of the University of Tennessee System for Public Service, and his design for the Institute of Public Service became a model for land grant universities throughout the country. Joseph Conine Jr. (BBA '52) of Dunwoody, who worked for the gasoline distributing company Triton Incorporated, died Nov. 2, 1997. Walter "Bill" Schimmel Jr. (BSA '52) of Athens, a retired general manager for Central Soya (now Seaboard Farms), died Feb. 24, 1998. Albert Temple (BSA '52) of Buford, a retired security director with the Georgia Secretary of State office, died Aug. 3, 1998. Ruth Smith Waters (BSEd '52, MEd '55) of Flowery Branch, a retired teacher, died May 19, 1998. George Whelchel (BSA '52) of Cordele, a Crisp County farmer, died May 27, 1998. Sara Key Wright (ABJ '52) of Thomasville, a news reporter for the Thomasville Times Enterprise, died in July 1998. Jabe Aycock Sr. (M '53) of Athens, who retired from Independent Life Insurance Co., died May 14, 1998. Eugene Callaway (BSA '53) of Rayle, the president of Callaway Farms Inc., died March 28, 1998. James Deal (BBA '53) of Vidalia, a retired division manager with Piggly Wiggly Southern, died Feb. 1, 1998. Jonathan "Dutt" Fox (BBA '53) of Leesburg, who served in the Georgia National Guard for 22 years and was a retired farmer, died Sept. 13, 1998. Eva Adams Jackson (BSEd '53) of Canton, a retired teacher, died April 7, 1998. Barbara Workman Hellams (BFA '53) of Columbia, S.C., a former speech pathologist, died Sept. 22, 1998. Gloria Thomas Manning (BSEd '53) of Dublin, who taught in the Dublin school system for 34 years, died July 18, 1998. Richard "Valgene" Roberts (MEd '53) of Ocilla, a former Irwin County School Superintendent, died March 9, 1998. Frances McGuire Weatherford (BSEd '53, MEd '58), of Watkinsville, a retired teacher, died June 11, 1998. Carolyn Butts Wickham (BSEd '53) of Columbus, a former teacher, died July 22, 1998. Eleanor Jeffers Bearss (BSHE '54) of Lynn Haven, Fla., died April 17, 1998. Richard Bradshaw (BSA '54) of Canton died April 24, 1998. Charles Breese (AB '54) of Athens, a regional manager with Roadway Package System and Saunders Leasing Systems, died June 28, 1998. Charles Huff (Ph.D. '54) of Greenville, S.C., a mathematics professor at Winthrop University, died March 17, 1998. Jean Duerner Jefferson (BSHE '54) of Kerrville, Texas, died Feb. 4, 1998. Katherine Teasley Lovett (BSEd '54) of Spartanburg, S.C., a physician who practiced for the last 15 years at the Spartanburg County Health Department, died Sept. 22, 1998. John Richardson (DVM '54) of Atlanta died in Feb. 1998. Robert "Buck" Taylor (BSA '54) of Attapulgus, a farmer and retired credit service supervisor with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, died Jan. 8, 1998. Jack Leverett (BSPh '55) of Macon, the assistant director of pharmacy at Columbia/HCA Psychiatric Hospital, died Aug. 13, 1998. He was also the former owner of Chichester's College Hill Pharmacy. Fred Nutt Jr. (BBA '55) of Columbus, Ohio, who retired from The Limited, Inc., died May 29, 1998. James Bates Sr. (BBA '56) of Gainesville, a retired senior partner with Bates, Carter and Company, CPAs of Gainesville, died February 21, 1998. Lawrence Cole Jr. (BSA '56, DVM '58) of Tampa, Fla., a retired veterinarian, died June 19, 1998. Charles "Ed" Holcomb (MEd '56) of Jonesboro, the retired principal of West Clayton Elementary School, died Aug. 8, 1998. After his retirement he served in the Georgia House of Representatives for eight years. William Hunter (AB '56) of Atlanta, a retired Fulton County planner, died Dec. 27, 1997. He also regularly volunteered as a fund raiser for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. John "Richard" Jordan Jr. (BSF '56) of Taylorsville, N.C., died March 23, 1998. John Mobley Sr. (BSAE '56) of Moultrie died Feb. 24, 1998. Philip Neugebauer Sr. (BSPh '56) of Madison, the owner and operator of Baldwin Pharmacy, died Nov. 10, 1997. Garland Smith (MEd '56, EdS '71) of Toccoa, a retired principal, died Feb. 16, 1998. Esther Starling (BSNE '56) of Seale, Ala., died Feb. 16, 1998. Basil Stevenson Jr. (ABJ '56) of Anderson, S.C., died Nov. 27, 1997. Alice Shivar Berryman (BSEd '57, MEd '67, EdS '74) of Greensboro, a retired teacher, died July 30, 1998. Harriet Perkins "Sally" Driftmier (BSEd '57) of Hoover, Ala., a former teacher, died Jan. 19, 1998. David Goldring (BSA '57) of Jacksonville, Fla., a food flavor salesman and volunteer with the elderly, died Dec. 25, 1997. Allen Hankins (BSA '57) of Arlington, Va., who retired from USAID after 30 years of service, died June 13, 1998. He was an agricultural development officer for USAID in Iran, Bangladesh, Vietnam, the Philippines, Ecuador, and Pakistan. Ben Harrington (DVM '57) of Raleigh, N.C., a veterinarian, died Dec. 2, 1997. He was nationally and internationally recognized for his knowledge of herd health and animal nutrition. Opal Bacon Kaney (MEd '57) of Ormond Beach, Fla., a retired professor at North Florida Community College, died April 22, 1998. Gary Lee (BSA '57) of Statesboro, the retired Bulloch County Extension Agent, died March 19, 1998. Margery Williams Saye (BSEd '57, MEd '74) of Athens, a retired teacher and reading specialist, died June 29, 1998. Carolyn Arnold Thompson (M '57) of Marietta, a real estate broker, died Feb. 6, 1998. Richard Cohen (BBA '58) of Augusta, a former attorney general for Maine, died April 13, 1998. Lyndon Gordon (MEd '58) of Americus, a retired teacher and coach, died Sept. 25, 1998. Kate Burnette Shirley (BSEd '58, MEd '64) of Bowersville, a retired elementary school teacher for the Hart County School System, died May 17, 1998. Roy Stewart (DVM '58) of Douglasville, a veterinarian, died April 2, 1998. Roy was also a former teacher at McEachern High School. Walter "Donald" Wheeler (LLB '58) of Rocky Hill, Conn., died March 10, 1998. Peggy Dobbs Clement (BS '59) of Marietta, a real estate agent, died Feb. 9, 1998. She also worked with Rhone-Poulene in industrial chemistry. Bobby Golden (BSA '59) of Tifton, who retired after 33 years as a researcher for UGA's Coastal Plain Experiment Station, died April 25, 1998. Viva Cole Maxwell (MEd '59) of Jonesboro died March 31, 1998. Fredna Gowder Waters (BS '59) of Lula, a retired dentist, died June 15, 1998.
Philip "Jim" Bergeaux (MS '60, EdD '74) of Athens, an agronomist with the Agricultural Extension Service, died Dec. 23, 1997. Ruth Hall Bryant (MEd '60) of Quitman, a teacher and poet, died March 28, 1998. Troy Dennis Jr. (BBA '60) of Savannah, an employee of Reliastar Corp., died Aug. 31, 1998. Arnold Moore Sr. (LLB '60) of Atlanta, a retired lawyer, died June 22, 1998. Henry Brobston (AB '61) of Baxley, a counselor for State of Georgia Rehabilitation. Herbert "Herb" Hutto (LLB '61) of Athens, a lawyer with the firm of Fortson, Bentley and Griffin, died Aug. 20, 1998. Anne Waters Perry (MHE '61) of Midville, a retired extension agent in Burke County, died Aug. 24, 1998. Thomas Robison (BSEd '61) of Good Hope, a major general in the U.S. Army, died Sept. 1, 1998. Henry "Edison" Thomas (BSF '61) of Lyons, the owner and operator of Thomas Preserving, died Nov. 2, 1997. Lenuel Chastain (BBA '62) of Marietta, a realtor, died Dec. 13, 1997. He also worked for Lockheed and was head of security at Hartsfield International Airport. Samuel Harrell (DVM '62) of Mableton died April 2, 1998. Marvin Skelton (BS '62) of Saint Simons Island, a staff physician for the Camden Medical Center, died Feb. 5, 1998. Clarence Taylor (BBA '62) of Lilburn, who retired from Georgia Baptist Children's Home after 20 years of service, died April 7, 1998. Morraine Matthews Bartley (ABJ '63) of Athens died June 2, 1998. Richard Demarest (BSA '63) of Fair Haven, N.Y., a supervisor at Comstock Foods, died July 9, 1998. William Ivey Sr. (M '63) of Alpharetta, an insurance agent, died Feb. 20, 1998. He was an offensive lineman on the football team while at the university. John "Ronald" Morgan (BSEd '63, MEd '64) of Norcross, a partner in the Southern Equity Services Real Estate Development and Management Co., died Jan. 9, 1998. Albert "Louis" Musselwhite Jr. (BSEd '63) of Warner Robins, a retired teacher and coach at Rumble Middle School, died Jan. 3, 1998. Edward Timmons (DVM '63) of Lexington, Ky., died Jan. 23, 1998. Frank Underwood III (JD '63) of Savannah, a special agent with the FBI, died Aug. 10, 1998. Frank "Butch" Westfall Jr. (BSA '63) of East Cobleskill, N.Y., a sales representative for Sharon Springs Garage, died April 28, 1998. He was also a member of the Cobleskill Central School District Board of Education for 13 years, serving two years as president. Richard Brooks (M '64) of Athens, who worked in real estate, died June 19, 1998. Eugene Finnegan (Ph.D. '64) of Hershey, Pa., a retired food technologist from Hershey Foods Corp., died March 10, 1998. Bob Mann (BBA '64) of Athens, who had a career in sales, died Sept. 4, 1998. Leon Seamon (MA '64, PhD '72) of Clemson, S.C., a retired professor of romance languages at Clemson University, died Sept. 28, 1998. Allan Taber (ABJ '64, MA '66) of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a publisher and literary agent, died Feb. 7, 1998. He was Editor-In-Chief of New York Publisher McGraw-Hill, and was also the founder and president of Phantom Literary Publications. Katherine Hall Arnold (MEd '65) of Griffin, a retired teacher and junior high school counselor, died June 5, 1998. Oliver Coleman Jr. (MFA '65) of Athens, a retired professor and visual artist for UGA, died May 24, 1998. He was instrumental in setting up the scientific illustration program and the computer laboratory for the School of Art. Francis Cooper (BBA '65) of Scottsboro, Ala., died Nov. 13, 1997. James "Ralph" McClelland III (BBA '65, JD '68) of Marietta, a defense lawyer, died Jan. 27, 1998. Hilton "Ashley" Slocumb Jr. (BS '65, MFA '67) of Milledgeville, an artist and scientist, died Aug. 5, 1998. Nicholas Spano (BSEd '65) of Columbus, the owner of Olympic Health Spa, died July 3, 1998. Fred Ward Jr. (BS '65) of Macon, who was employed as a computer systems analyst, died May 20, 1998. John Wingate Jr. (AB '65) of Macon, an attorney, died June 20, 1998. Jerry Wright (BBA '65) of Toccoa, who retired from the clothing manufacturing business, died Feb. 10, 1998. Virginia Mobley Harrison (BSEd '66) of Greensboro, a retired teacher, died July 22, 1998. Marion "Chip" Allen III (BBA '67) of Atlanta, an attorney, died April 4, 1998. He was chairman of the board of the Washington-based law firm Dow, Lohnes and Albertson. The legacies of his negotiating talent include the Atlanta Falcons remaining in Atlanta and the construction of the Georgia Dome. Albert Buck III (BBA '67) of Richmond, Va., the retired vice president of Hilb, Rogal and Hamilton Company, died April 17, 1998. James Griffeth Sr. (BSA '67, MEd '69) of Ashburn, the Turner County Extension Service Coordinator, died Jan. 16, 1998. Sara Dendy Miller (BSEd '67) of Toccoa, a retired teacher with the Stephens County School System, died May 2, 1998. Jerry Swint (BBA '67) of Englewood, Fla., who was employed by Dyn Corp and served with the U.S. Army Signal Corp for 22 years, died May 11, 1998. Robert Turner Jr. (BBA '67) of Marshallville, a farmer, died May 5, 1998. He also served on the board of directors of the Citizens Bank in Fort Valley. Ruby Wayne (MEd '67) of Gainesville, who worked for the Gainesville City School System for 40 years as a teacher and librarian, died July 24, 1998. Phyllis Pyles Allmond (MEd '68) of Ailey died April 30, 1998. Howard Bryce Sr. (BBA '68) of Sumter, S.C., an employee of Carolina Power and Light Company, died Dec. 11, 1997. Albert "Rusty" Cooper (BSPh '68) of Fort Gaines, a pharmacist and owner of Hall Drug Company, died March 16, 1998. Barry Johnson (BBA '68) of Lexington, who served as senior vice president and a member of the Board of Directors for the Commercial Bank of Crawford, died June 12, 1998. Zoe Baker McLaughlin (BSHE '68) of Fayetteville died April 18, 1997. Louise Hamilton Morris (BSEd '68) of Evans, a retired teacher, died March 7, 1998. John Nutting III (BSPh '68) of Hinesville, a registered pharmacist at St. Joseph's Hospital, died Jan. 29, 1998. Thomas "Benny" Rushing (Ph.D. '68) of Salt Lake City, Utah, a former dean of the University of Utah College of Science, died Aug. 29, 1998. He was the author of Topological Imbeddings on topology, a branch of mathematics related to geometry. He was also a popular lecturer, and he was invited to pursue research at universities around the world. He was concerned with bringing science information to the public, and he created programs such as Science at Breakfast, where speakers present their latest research to business people and others who are interested. John Chester (BSEd '69) of Elkhart, Ind., who worked for Accra Pac Inc. for 15 years, died March 8, 1998. Robert Haney (BBA '69) of Atlanta, a pioneer and leader in the audio-visual industry for more than 25 years, died March 15, 1998. John Mask (BSEd '69, MEd '73) of Covington, who worked as a probation officer in Fulton County, died May 20, 1998.
Kathleen Duncan Crouch (EdD '70, EdS '71) of Decatur, the first female vice president of Georgia State University, died Jan. 3, 1998. Dr. Crouch also served on the boards of professional associations and promoted the role of women in business and education. Larry Elliott (BBA '70, MBA '72) of Chestnut Mountain, the associate director of Eagle Ranch, died March 9, 1998. Claudia McDill Garrett (BS '70) of Atlanta died March 23, 1998. Geneva Hargis Nicholson (AB '70) of Sumter, S.C., a poet, died Nov. 1, 1997. Clara Beall (EdS '71) of Irwinton, who taught second grade in the Wilkinson County Schools for 42 years, died March 9, 1998. Robert "Mike" Brown (BFA '71) of Royston, a self-employed artist, died March 4, 1998. Nancy Rogers Clower (MEd '71) of Perry, the co-pastor of Victory Christian Fellowship Church, died Jan. 31, 1998. Mary Gibson Hill (MSW '71) of Savannah, who retired from the Chatham County Department of Family and Children Services, died April 13, 1998. Alma Currie (EdS '71) of Glenwood, a retired teacher and principal, died March 31, 1998. Katheryn Carter Kimber (MEd '71, EdS '74) of Albany, a school teacher and librarian for 42 years, died Jan. 16, 1998. Lawrence Melear Jr. (MA '71) of Marietta died Jan. 4, 1998. Addie Screen Moreland (MEd '71), who taught school for 40 years, died July 2, 1998. John Phillips (AB '71) of Riverside, Calif., the assistant dean at the University of California at Riverside in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, died Jan. 14, 1998. He was also the associate director of UC's Center Bibliographic Studies and Research. Paula Barton Quinn (BSEd '71) of Tucker died June 25, 1998. Stuart Rado (BBA '71) of Miami Beach, Fla., a consumer advocate who fought against career counseling frauds, died Aug. 25, 1998. He appeared on numerous national television shows such as 60 Minutes, 20/20, and Larry King Live, and he was dubbed the Ralph Nader of fraudulent employment ads and companies. James "David" Rice (BBA '71) of Bethlehem, a realtor, died Dec. 21, 1997. Judson Whatley (AB '71) of Snellville, who retired from the Office of Veteran Affairs, died July 28, 1998. Bonnie Eaton Browne (AB '72, MA '75, PhD '78) of Austin, Texas, an associate professor at Texas A&M University, died Nov. 17, 1997. Donald Hardigree (BBA '72, MBA '76, PhD '87) of Las Vegas, Nev., a tenured associate professor and Nevada Insurance Education Foundation Chair of Insurance, died Dec. 16, 1997. Jamie Johnson (MEd '72) of Atlanta, a teacher in the Atlanta Public School System for 19 years, died Dec. 25, 1997. She was also owner and operator of the Jamie Johnson Company. Thomas Madison Jr. (MEd '72) of Macon, Bibb County's first black school superintendent, died Aug. 1, 1998. George Markert (AB '72, JD '75) of Columbia, S.C., the director of the South Carolina Court Administration, died Feb. 18, 1998. Robert Vaughan (MEd '73) of Warm Springs, a retired counselor for Roosevelt-Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation, died July 30, 1998. Richard Levy (BBA '74) of Roswell, an employee of Selig Chemical Company, died April 10, 1998. Ann Waterston McConnell (EdS '74) of Clarkesville, a former teacher, died Sept. 2, 1998. Julia Sasnett-Pace (BBA '74) of Atlanta, who was actively involved with homeless and injured animals, died Feb. 12, 1998. She was also an artist, often donating her work to charitable causes. Patricia "Carol" Strayer (BSEd '74) of Saint Simons Island, an elementary school teacher, died June 18, 1998. Ronald Cannon (AB '75) of Athens, who was employed by the Georgia State Department of Family and Children Services, died July 31, 1998. Joann Collins Knapper (MEd '75) of Bogart, who taught for 25 years in Athens-Clarke County Public Schools, died June 15, 1998. Ronald Lukasiewicz (MFA '75) of Athens, the owner and president of Georgia Sign and Graphics, died May 1, 1998. George Merriam III (AB '75) of Marietta, an employee of IBM for over 20 years, died Dec. 22, 1997. Harry "Lee" Richardson III (BBA '75) of Ringgold, the director of development and tennis coach at Chattanooga Christian School, died April 3, 1998. He was also president of the Ivan Allen Company in Chattanooga for many years. Matthew Federspiel (ABJ '76) of Walnut Mountain died July 23, 1998. John Ingram (AB '76) of Decatur, an employee of the Internal Revenue Service, died Dec. 2, 1997. Donald Martin (BBA '76) of Hartwell, the co-founder of Active Wear Inc. in Athens, died April 27, 1998. JoAnn Shackleford Ramsey (MEd '76) of Cornelia, a retired elementary school teacher, died May 26, 1998. Rudolph Wyatt Sr. (MEd '76) of Fayetteville, a former coach and employee of the Georgia Department of Human Resources, died Feb. 17, 1998. Walter "Wash" Green (AB '77) of Hull, a master trooper with Georgia State Patrol, died Aug. 17, 1998. Martin Hulsey (BS '77, MS '83, PhD '92) of Athens, an assistant research scientist at UGA, died June 11, 1998. He was the recipient of the Anderson Award from the UGA Research Foundation. David Daniel (BS '78) of Thomasville died Feb. 11, 1998. James Rooks (BBA '78) of Athens, an office manager at Dunahoo and Associates, died July 11, 1998. Lee Harris (BBA '79) of Marietta, the senior vice president and general council for I.R.T. Property Company in Atlanta, died April 16, 1998. Mark Mitchell (BSPh '79) of Mount Airy died March 29, 1998. Lynne Heffner Moseley (BSEd '79) of Lawrenceville, an elementary school teacher, died March 7, 1998. Harlan Starr (JD '79) of Dalton died June 4, 1998.
Noell Anderson Michaelis (BSHE '80) of Athens died Jan. 21, 1998. Carol Chrisman (EdD '82) of Owasso, Okla., a nurse and professor at the Ashland University School of Nursing, died July 23, 1998. Jimmy Payne (M '82) of Athens, a member of the 1980 national championship football team, died Nov. 3, 1998. Payne was one of the best pass-rushers ever to wear the red and black, helping lead Coach Vince Dooley's team to three SEC titles and the 1980 National Championship. Deborah Holmes Seerley (BSEd '83, MEd '86, EdS '95) of Athens, who taught gifted children at Monroe Elementary School in Walton County, died Aug. 15, 1998. Jennifer Simless (MPA '83) of Augusta, a senior planner with the Augusta Richmond County Planning Commission, died Nov. 10, 1997. Andrew St. John (MS '84, PhD '92) of Covington, a health science specialist at the VA Medical Center, died Jan. 9, 1998. Cauley Hudson Chapman (BSHE '85) of Atlanta, a flight attendant with American Airlines, was killed, along with her husband, in the Swissair crash off Nova Scotia on Sept. 2, 1998. Nancy Anderson Haller (BSA '85, DVM '88) of Davisberg, Mich., a veterinarian, died Sept. 28, 1998. Patrik Keim (MFA '85) of Athens, an artist, died Aug. 31, 1998. Ronald Leach (BSHE '85) of Atlanta, a technical writer and consultant, died March 16, 1998. Patricia McMillan Walls (EdD '85) of Albany, who taught in the gifted program for the Dougherty County Board of Education, died Jan. 14, 1998. Lisa Floyd Womack (BSEd '85) of Fayetteville, N.C., died Nov. 20, 1997. Vanus Stokes (BBA '86) of Lawrenceville, who worked for the Internal Revenue Service, died July 15, 1998. Michael Grzeskiewicz (EdS '88) of Lithonia, the principal of Richards Middle School in Lawrenceville, died May 6, 1998. He was also coached his son's baseball team and ran a half-marathon. Heidi Woodyard Flye (BSPh '89) of Cumming, who earned pharmacist-of-the-year awards for her work at both Eckerd Drugs and Kroger, was killed in an auto accident, along with her two daughters, on July 13, 1998. James Oxford (BSEd '89, MEd '91) of Watkinsville, a computer draftsman for Clark Industrial Automation, died June 5, 1998.
Merry Black (Ph.D. '90) of Athens, a psychologist, died April 23, 1998. Robert Coleman (DVM '90) of Chapin, S.C., a veterinarian, died Sept. 1, 1998. Mark Stewart (BBA '90) of Dunwoody, the assistant vice president of Life Insurance Company, died Dec. 14, 1997. Clover "Kimberleigh" Boldt Weller (AB '90) of Athens, a paralegal, died Jan. 29, 1998. Angela Horton (MEd '93) of Athens, an audiologist at the Georgia Hearing Center, died March 25, 1998. Tate Brookins (BSA '94) of Athens, who was employed with Sports Events Inc. and Brookins Properties, died June 8, 1998. Kelli Hammond (AB '96) of Athens died Sept. 2, 1998. Sandra Funderburk Freeman (BBA '97) of Watkinsville, an accountant, died Jan. 5, 1998. Benton Canady (BSFCS '98) of Athens, an employee of Handi House Financial, died Aug. 8, 1998.
Rohan Ahuja of Savannah died in January 1999. Brian Eastmead, a third-year pharmacy student from Savannah, died Nov. 22, 1998. Devon Higgins, a sophomore health and physical education major from Morrow, died Oct. 30, 1998. Paige Palmertree, a freshman English major from Marietta, died Nov. 27, 1998.