September 2000: Vol. 79, No. 4

Class Notes, Grad Notes, and Obituaries


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TUESDAY, Oct. 10, 2000, ATLANTA
5 to 7 p.m.—"Dawgs on the Hill" reception
State employees working in the vicinity of the Capitol can start celebrating Homecoming early at a reception in the Blue Room of The Depot in Atlanta. Admission is free.

THURSDAY, Oct. 12, 2000, ATHENS
7:30 a. m.—"Workin' like a Dawg" breakfast
Alumni who work for UGA are invited to attend this fourth annual employee breakfast and program at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education in Athens.

FRIDAY, Oct. 13, 2000, ATHENS
5 to 6 p.m.—Varsity celebration and hot dog-eating contest
UGA's National Alumni Association is sponsoring the second annual pre-Homecoming parade food fest at the Varsity on Broad Street, where every item on the Homecoming menu will cost just 50 cents! Greek Life is sponsoring a hot dog-eating contest and alumni are invited to compete. Uga VI will be there, too. Great photo opps!
6:30 p.m.—Homecoming parade
Walk up to College Square and stake out a parade-watching spot on Clayton St.
7:00 p.m.—Jack Davis Lecture series
The featured speaker at this year's lecture is Anita Kunz, principal illustrator for Rolling Stone. She will speak in the auditorium of the Georgia Museum of Art.

SATURDAY, Oct. 14, 2000, ATHENS
7:30 a.m.—NAA Alumni Center groundbreaking
When shovel meets dirt out at the Lake Herrick site, construction of the nation's finest alumni center will officially be underway.
2 hrs. before kickoff—Pre-game festivities
All NAA members are invited to the Memorial Hall lawn for pre-game sodas, snacks, and socializing. Across the street, on Tate Plaza, a pre-game pep rally will be whipping Dawg fans into a destroy-Vandy frenzy. This is also a time for school and college get-togethers.

Educator and civic leader Earl Cheek (BSA '37, MEd '51) was honored by the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce with the Seabie Hickson service award. After retiring as a horticultural teacher, Earl worked for then-U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn. Huell "H.B." O'Kelley (BSA '39, MEd '49) of Vidalia was one of the first inductees into the Agriculture Education Hall of Fame, in honor of his 37 years as an outstanding teacher.

June Jeffers Coleman (BSC '41) celebrated her 80th birthday on July 7. We're glad to hear June is still an avid Dawgs fan, with a bathroom dedicated to UGA decor! Hubert Tucker (BBA '44) of Lawrenceville, who had to drop out of UGA in 1934 to care for his ailing mother, finally received his business degree at this spring's commencement exercises—thanks to college credits earned in the Army during World War II.

Aubrey Morris (ABJ '45) of Alpharetta was the featured speaker at a meeting of the Old Unicoi Trail Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Although he served as a crime reporter in Atlanta for 40 years, Aubrey is best known for the historical commentaries he performed until the Bicentennial Celebration in 1976.

Millard Grimes (ABJ '51) of Athens, owner of Grimes Communications, is funding a lab that UGA's journalism college will use to teach newspaper, magazine, and publication management courses. The Georgia Public Telecommunications Commission elected Jim Minter (ABJ '51) of Fayetteville as vice chairman. Jim retired as vp of Cox Newspapers in 1988, but still writes a weekly column for the community editions of the AJC. Mike Cheatham recently finished his degree in history (AB '95), but still considers himself a member of the Class of '54. The Athens resident—whose communications career includes posts with Coca-Cola and Union Carbide—is the author of Your Friendly Neighbor: The Story of Georgia's Coca-Cola Bottling Families (Mercer University Press, 1999).

Morris Dinwiddie (BSPh '57) retired after operating a pharmacy for more than 30 years. He and his wife, Anna Walsh Dinwiddie (M '59), live in McMinnville, Tenn.

Margaret Jones Altman (BSPh '61) of St. Simons Island, who teaches chemistry at Glynn Academy, was chosen by the school's '99 STAR student to be the STAR teacher. Tom Johnson (ABJ '63) of Atlanta, president and CEO of the CNN News Group, received the Paul White Award from the Radio and Television News Directors Assoc. in recognition of a lifetime of achievement. RTNDA is the world's largest professional organization devoted exclusively to electronic journalism.

For more than a decade, attorney Dwight Drake (AB '67) of Columbia, S.C., has lobbied on behalf of the video poker industry. He's a partner in the law firm of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough. Clyde Wright Jr. (BBA '67, MAcc '69) of Sandersville opened Wright and Wright, P.C. Certified Public Accountants. His wife, Norma Jones Wright (BBA '69), helps in the firm's tax practice, but she's not the other Wright in the firm's name. Their son Brian (a Tech grad) holds that distinction. The Forum for Women Entrepreneurs and the National Women's Business Council honored Sheryle Bolton (AB '68, MA '75) for her success as CEO of Scientific Learning Corp., which sells neuro-science-based technology programs and services designed to enhance learning and performance. Betty Don Henshaw (BSPh '69) is the owner and pharmacist in charge of Bennett's Pharmacy in Winchester, Tenn. She and her husband, Andy Henshaw (BSEd '69, MEd '70), live in Decherd, Tenn., and have one daughter. Sam Jones (BSPh '69) of Summerville works at CVS Pharmacy. Event management firm Hayslett Sorrel promoted Douglas Monroe (ABJ '69) of Atlanta to vice president.

Tom Hendrick (ABJ '70) owns Hendrick Communications Group, a television advertisement and documentary company based in Bethesda, Md. Prior to owning his own business, Tom worked as a foreign correspondent, covering three wars and reporting from five different continents. Steve Sharple (BS '70), a 30-year veteran with Marriott hotels, is moving from New Orleans to the Northeast, where he will serve as a regional senior vice president for Marriott. He was named Marriott International's general manager of the year for the U.S. Hayslett Sorrel, an event management firm, promoted Tom Crawford (ABJ '72) of Atlanta to vice president. Penny Harper of Savannah (BSEd '72, MEd '73) retired as a special agent with the FBI. SunTrust Bank promoted Cynthia Hawk Lester (ABJ '72) of Watkinsville to senior vice president. Georgia governor Roy Barnes (AB '69, JD '72) appointed George Peagler Jr. (AB '72) of Americus—a partner in the law firm of Ellis, Easterlin, and Peagler—to the Superior Court of the Southwestern Judicial Circuit. Cheryl Gosa (ABJ '73), a pastor at the First Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, received her doctor of ministry degree from Princeton Theo-logical Seminary. Walt Lloyd (ABJ '73) of Calabasas, Calif., whose photography credits include such films as "Sex, Lies, and Videotape" and "Short Cuts," received the journalism college's Grady Award for mid-career achievement. Phillip Talley (BSPh '73), owner of the Chickamauga Drug Store, joined the American Pharmacy Cooperative.The Southeast Tourism Society named Paula Crouch Thrasher (ABJ '73) of Newnan as Travel Writer of the Year. Paula is a member of the Georgia Magazine advisory board. Jimmy Hayes (BBA '74, MAcc '75) is the CFO of Cox Communications. Recently, he spoke with Investor's Business Daily about the cable firm's growth strategy. Clarke County's Whit Davis Elementary School's Sharon Miller McKillip (BMus '74) was named teacher of the year. Velma Cowen Tilley (AB '74, JD '78) of Cartersville loves her job as Bartow County's juvenile court judge because she enjoys the opportunity to help families and children. Prior to being named to her position in January, she served as the special assistant attorney general for the Bartow County Department of Family and Children Services.

Nancy Rumble-Beasley (AB '76, JD '79) of Forsyth is staff attorney to the state House of Representatives Special Judiciary Committee. Scott Daniell (BSEd '76) of Douglasville has been with the Paulding County Extension Service for the past 14 years. Brady Green (BBA '76) of Powder Springs practices law in Marietta. Kelley Manufacturing Co. named Ray McKemie (BSAE '76, MS '78) of Pelham as vice president of manufacturing. Robert Thompson (BSPh '76) of Solon, Ohio, is president and COO of Complient's Services Group. Anita Carmel Butler (BFA '77, MFA '85) of Loganville teaches at the Monroe Art Guild. Robert King (BBA '77, MBA '78) is chair of the Security Traders Assoc., and a 20-year veteran with Robinson-Humphrey. James Barge (BBA '78) of Old Greenwich, Conn., was promoted to vice president and controller for Time Warner, Inc., where he will largely oversee the company's financial functions. Yellow Corp., which special-izes in the transportation of goods and materials, promoted Hiram Cox (BBA '78) of Molena to serve as senior vice president and CFO. Hiram was formerly a corporate controller for Delta Air Lines. Commercial photographer Wingate Downs (ABJ '79) of Arnoldsville has returned to his alma mater to teach an introductory photo-journalism class. Jennifer Hampton (BSEd '79) of Hogansville completed her master's in taxation from Georgia State and a law degree from the U. of Chicago. A former Atlanta attorney, she has accepted a position as a professor at LaGrange College. Steve Oney (ABJ '79) of Los Angeles, Calif., is a nationally known freelance writer whose work has appeared in such publications as Esquire, L.A. Weekly, Playboy, Premiere, The New York Times, and GQ. He has also written a soon-to-be-released book on the Leo Frank case.

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Cathy Cox (ABJ '80) of Atlanta, Georgia's first female Secretary of State and the first female Democrat to win a statewide elective post, was named Woman of the Year 2000 by the Georgia Commission on Women, which honored her at a special dinner at 103 West in Atlanta. In August, she delivered the address at UGA's first summer commencement exercises in 25 years. Jenny Neal Duffey (ABJ '80) and Lee Duffey (ABJ '80) are giving back to UGA's journalism college. Jenny and Lee co-founded Duffey Communications, Atlanta's third largest public relations and marketing firm, and with their financial help a writing lab will be created for students pursuing degrees in public relations and journalism. Terri Krauss Flexer (BSEd '80, MEd '81) of St. Simons Island, who teaches at Oglethorpe Point Elementary School in Glynn County, was named teacher of the year for the 2000-2001 school year. Bruce Hunter (ABJ '80) of Edge-water, Md., spent 10 years as a reporter-columnist at four newspapers and wrote six books. He's now a senior account executive for the Motley Fool Web site and radio show. By reading the Redcoat Band newsletter, GM learned that Bob Nunnally (AB '80) and his wife Susan Hollon Nunnally (BFA '81) have moved to Poquoson, Va. Bob flies F-16s for the Air Force, and Susan is a bookkeeper for the local school system. Winston Skinner (ABJ '80) of Newnan is assistant news editor of the Times-Herald and also pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. His wife, Lynn Strickland Skinner (BBA '81) is a teacher. Lisa Clark LeGette (AB '81, MA '83), who teaches English and speech and sponsors the debate team at Cairo High School, is Grady County's teacher of the year. Robert Lovett (AB '81) of Macon, an attorney at Lovett, Cowart, & Ayerbe, to serve on its board of directors' retail committee. Justin Gillis (ABJ '82), a former editor of The Red and Black, is now a business reporter for the Washington Post, where he is covering biotechnology. Ron Burnette (BSPh '84) of Jacksonville Beach, Fla., works with Superior Consulting Co. William Calhoun (AB '83, JD '87) of Albany is an attorney with the firm of Langley & Lee. David Chandley (ABJ '84) of Lilburn, meteorologist for WSB-TV in Atlanta, returned to campus to share his on-the-job insights with journalism students. Scott Glass (AB '84), a major with the Airborne Corps Artillery, performed his 100th parachute jump. Kevin Polston (BBA '84) of Decatur joined the retail division of Cousins Properties as senior leasing director. Kevin has a law degree from Cornell. Carolyn Brault Seefer (BBA '84) of Walnut Creek, Calif., was granted tenure at Diablo Valley College, where she teaches business and serves as secretary of the faculty senate. Her first textbook will be published in 2001.

The Cairo Messenger runs a health column by urologist Frank Glover (BS '85) of Meigs. He and wife Marsha have done extensive missionary work overseas. Julie Livingston (AB '85) of Douglasville is an attorney for Douglas County. She has three seven-year-old daughters, including twins and another daughter born less than a year later—and she's foster-parented 26 children over the last 10 years! Andrew McCullough (BA '86) married Robin Haynes (BSEd '92) on April 29 in Cashiers, N.C. They both work as associate regional directors for Campus Crusade for Christ in Louisville, Colo. Carol Bland Minge (ABJ '86), who finally earned her journalism degree 30 years after working for The Red and Black, is director of the Bennett Street Art Gallery in Atlanta. UGA's Agricultural Alumni Association elected Jody Tyson Strickland (BSAE '86) of Perry to serve as secretary and treasurer. She's employed by Weyerhaeuser in Macon County as a timber-lands operation manager. Kelley Manufacturing named Bennie Branch Jr. (BSAE '88, MS '90) of Chula as executive vice president. Southwire Co. promoted James "Guyton" Cochran Jr. (BBA '88) of Carrollton to vice president of finance. J. Gordon Eisenman (BSEd '88, MEd '92. EdD '95), an early education professor, was promoted and granted tenure at Augusta State. Darrin Strickland (BS '88) of Brunswick has his own obstetrics-gynecology practice. Elizabeth Sills Bridges (BSPh '89) of Fayetteville works with Merck & Co. in the managed care division. Christopher Etheridge (BBA '89) of Marietta and Richard Leeson (BBA '89) of Roswell were promoted to members in the certified public accounting firm Frazier & Deeter, LLC.

Mr. Charlotte:

Both UNC-Chapel Hill and UGA are understandably proud of shared-alumnus Mac Everett (M '68), who graced the cover of the April '00 issue of North Carolina magazine. Everett was born in Macon, played baseball at Georgia, and is now president of a six-state region for Charlotte, N.C.-based First Union, the nation's sixth-largest bank.

Everett is one of the most powerful and influential bankers in Charlotte, but his contributions to the city's civic well-being are at least as important to the Queen City.

The local United Way hadn't met its goal in 10 years, but in 1999 Everett directed a $32.1 million campaign, exceeding the goal by more than 10 percent. When Mayor Pat McCrory needed solutions to Charlotte's traffic problems, he called on Everett, who directed a task force that convinced taxpayers to approve a $1.2 billion mass transit plan. When white police officers shot three blacks in 1997, McCrory asked Everett to co-chair a task force on race and ethnicity. Everett's contributions earned him this year's Whitney Young Award from the Urban League.

Mac and wife Andrea ("Andy") Dalgliesh Everett (ABJ '68) have two children, and his latest civic venture is at the state level as chairman of NCCBI, North Carolina's largest business organization. He has two hobbies—golf (he's a three handicap) and NASCAR (he's at the track whenever time permits)—and a reputation for being both warm and caring. "I love to be with people," he says, "and I especially love to be with people who are close to the issues."


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Sharon Sprouse Danner (BSEd '90, MEd '93) is Lincoln County Elementary School's teacher of the year. The citizens of Royston elected Greg Gurley (BSPh '90) to serve on city council. He's also president-elect of the rotary club and serves on the local American Heart Association board. Greg's full-time job is as a pharmacist at the Hartwell Wal-Mart. Nancy Homeyer (AB '90) of Charleston, S.C., is regional sales manager for Wild Dunes Resort. Kimberly McDade (BSPh '90) of Aurora, Colo., is pharmacy manager at Kings Scoopers, a division of Kroger. Rob "Roots" Woodruff (ABJ '90), who does athletic publicity for the U. of Alabama-Tuscaloosa, won several awards, including national story of the year, for a feature he wrote on Crimson Tide gymnastics coaches. Former UGA golfer Franklin Langham (BBA '91) of Peachtree City, who is doing very well on the PGA Tour, was the featured speaker at the United Methodist Men's Fellowship breakfast. Goodwill Industries selected Jonathan Martin (BBA '91), an associate attorney at Constangy, Brooks & Smith, to serve on its board of directors. Midwest Research, a provider of investment research for financial institutions, promoted Christine McCracken (BSA '91) to vice president. She will be relocating from San Francisco to Cleveland, Ohio, where the company is headquartered. Dawn Fowler (BSFCS '92, MEd '99) is the family and consumer science extension agent for Evans and Tattnall counties. April Lavender (BSFCS '92) is executive director of the Georgia Industry Association. Benjamin Robinson (BBA '92) of Jackson, Miss., received his law degree from Mississippi College. The law firm of Chason & Willett changed its name to Chason, Willett & Bell with the addition of Joshua Bell (AB '93, MPA '95, JD '98). Joshua and his wife Deana reside in Cairo. Kimberlee Reiko Madden (BS '93, BSPh '97) of Lewisville, N.C., works for the CVS Pharmacy in Winston-Salem. Her husband, Chris Madden (BS '94) is a pathologist at Wake Forest. Kevin Miller (BBA '93) graduated magna cum laude from the University of Chicago law school and has begun a clerkship with Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the U.S. Supreme Court. Mary Radcliffe Styles (ABJ '93) is editor of NewsDigest, the employee magazine for Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines John "Jay" Dow III (AB '94) of Hinesville has joined the law firm of Fendig, McLemore, Taylor, Whitworth & Durham, P.C. Steffani Fine (BSEH '94) works in business development for Qualisys, an occu-pational health management company. She lives in Annapolis, Md., and says that without the responsibilites of a husband and family she still has time to go sailing. The Wall Street Journal ran a feature on Walter Geer (AB '94) and his business, Beth Herman (BBA '94) of Woodstock joined Enterprise Capital Management as a regional retirement coordinator. William Leverett Jr. (BSA '94) of Warner Robins, works for the Houston County Extension Service. Lori Hackney Poe (BSFCS '94) of Apison, Tenn., helps the Gordon County Extension Service with family and consumer science-related issues.

Victoria Rawls Allen (AB '95) of Thomaston joined the law firm of Gregory H. Kinnamon. Bertram Kinzey (BSA '95) of Peachtree City earned the title of Naval Aviator and the "Wings of Gold" after months of flight training. Rodney Close (BSEd '96) of Bainbridge is executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of Camilla/Mitchell County. Kelly Simmons (ABJ '96) married William Hammock Jr. (ABJ '96). After a honeymoon trip to Jamaica, the couple lives in Suwanee. Kelly works in production for Fox-5 TV in Atlanta, and Will is a sports writer at the Gwinnett Daily Post. Candi Brannen (ABJ '97) graduated cum laude from Samford University's law school. She's practicing family law with the Birmingham, Ala., firm of Crittenden Martin. Tiffany Byrd (ABJ '97) of Lafayette got her law degree from Mississippi College. After spending a year working for Dow Agri Services in Indianapolis, Jeff Cook (BSA '97, MPPPM '99) has decided to return home. He works as the extension agent for Tattnall County, and he and his wife Erin Hammond Cook (AB '97) live in Glennville. Chris Belknap (BBA '98) of Lawrenceville was hired by Atlanta's largest independent accounting firm, Habif, Arogeti & Wynne. Jennifer Hanson (ABJ '98) has taken a new job as a project manager for Genex, an interactive agency in Atlanta. After graduating with a degree in physics, Jason Miller (BS '98) of Smyrna landed a job with Lockheed, but he gave up his comfortable job to move to Indonesia as a missionary. Paul Sewell (ABJ '98), an international business consultant for the global processing company Total System Services, completed a one-month run in the Springer Opera House's production of Grease. Alice Bond (AB '99) of Macon took a two-month trip to Kenya through the National Outdoor Leadership School. She hiked Mount Kenya and went on a safari. Alma Freeman (ABJ '99) of Boston, Ga., will spend a year in Ishikawa with the Japanese English Teaching Program. Christine Birdzell Harp (BSPh '99) of Moultrie is a pharmacy manager for Wal-Mart. Mary Sue Kopecko (ABJ '99) is a public relations coordi-nator for Chick-fil-A in Atlanta. Her new hobby is running in marathons. Kelley Staples (BA '99) married Alan Spencer (JD '99). Alan is a lieu-tenant in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General Corps, and Kelley works for State Farm. They live in Pensacola, Fla. Jennifer Miller McDaniel (AB '00) of Tucker works for Maersk SeaLand, a freight company. Husband John McDaniel (BSEd '96, MEd '99) teaches at Trickum Middle School. Did you hear the one about the new college graduate who got elected to the Georgia House of Representatives? Well, it's no joke, as Columbus' Danae Roberts (AB '00) can attest. Danae has been working in political campaigns since she was 14, and she got nearly 57 percent of the vote. Elizabeth Timmons (BSEd '00) of Ithaca. N.Y., will spend a year in Aomori with the Japanese English Teaching Program.

Music teacher Dick Evarts (MMEd '68, EdS '72) of College Park, has taught for 40 years in the Fulton County School System. He teaches orchestra at Palmetto Elementary school and advanced orchestra as a volunteer at Hapeville Elementary. National Science Foundation ecosystem scientist Edward Elliott (PhD '82) of Arlington, Va., is now a professor and director of the U. of Nebraska-Lincoln's School of Natural Resource Sciences. Carol Ebel (MA '87, PhD '96) of Baxley was a chairman for the Census 2000 Committee. Christopher Phillips (PhD '92), a professor at the U. of Cincinnati, is the author of a new book, Missouri's Confederate: Claiborne Fox Jackson and the Creation of Southern Identity in the Border West (U. of Missouri Press). Sabina Widner (PhD '94), a psychology professor, was promoted and granted tenure at Augusta State.

Joseph Tronco (MBA '69) took charge of First Union's real estate division 24 years ago with a goal to build more branches. After establishing 3,500 new branches from Key West to Boston, Joe is retiring. Margo Thorning (PhD '74) of McLean, Va., wrote an article for the December 1999 Oil &Gas Journal. She works with the American Council for Capital Formation. George Kerns (MBA '78) of Sudbury, Mass., is COO of HarvardNet. Bill DeCota (MBA '81) of Matawan, N.J., was profiled in Crain's New York Business in regard to his work as director of aviation for the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. He oversees a $750 million budget and operations at three major airports—JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark—which served nearly 90 million passengers last year. "The three airports are like three children. They're all unique," says Bill, who spends so much time at the airports in hands-on management and constomer relations capacities that people have mistaken him for a limo driver. The Electricity Journal ran an article co-authored by Nainish Gupta (PhD '97). Nainish is a manager in the utilities practice of Arthur Andersen Business Consulting.

The Intercollegiate Athletic Conference selected Jean Bell Chandler (MEd '67) of Decatur as its representative on the NCAA Division II Management Council. She is associate director of athletics at Clark Atlanta University and a tenured psychology professor. Patrick Norton (MEd '71) of Athens is director of community rehabilitation for the Northeast Georgia Center, which provides services for mental health, retardation, and alcohol and drug abuse. Linda Kotowski (MEd '73) of Aurora, Colo., received Alpha Xi Delta sorority's Woman of Distinction award in recognition for her work as recreation superintendent for the city of Boulder. Linda is president-elect of the American Park and Recreation Society. Computer science techer Joann Collins (MEd '80, EdS '84)) of Lincolnton is Lincoln County High School's teacher of the year. Scott Coleman (MEd '97) of Decatur is the assistant principal at Ridgeview Middle School. David Cole (EdD '99) is the new principal for Clarke County's Alternative Education Program. His former faculty at Clarke Central High School, where he was assistant principal, established an award in his honor which will be given to a first-year faculty member who has made the most positive impact on the entire school program.

Since 1994, Karl Ohlandt (MLA '92) of Johns Island, S.C., has been the landscape ecologist in charge of environmental management for Dewees Island. He also coordinates the Architectural Resource Board there.

Gary Evans (MA '81) of Winterville is editor and principal writer for Hospital Infection Control, an international monthly newsletter on health-care epidemiology and infectious diseases. He has won awards from the National Press Club and the Newsletter Publishers Association.

Georgia governor Roy Barnes appointed Ronald Armstrong (LLB '59) of Blue Ridge to the Superior Court of the Appalachian Judicial Circuit. Hubert Grimes (JD '80) of Ormond Beach, Fla., is a judge for the seventh judicial circuit. He's the first African-American to serve in this circuit. In 1999, he received the Martin Luther King, Jr. Civil Rights Award. The Council of Superior Court Judges of Georgia elected Judge Lawton Stephens (JD '81) of Athens as president. Robert Richardson Jr. (JD '87) is Pelham's city court judge. He also serves on the board of directors for the Camilla Chamber of Commerce and the Boys and Girls Club of Camilla/Mitchell County and is a member of the Camilla Rotary Club. He lives outside of Camilla with his wife, four children, six lamas, five rabbits, and a host of dogs, cats, and goats. Christopher Twyman (JD '99) of Rome works with the Rome law firm of Hines and Niedrach.

Compiled by Stacie Sutton (ABJ '99, BS '00)


Charles Aguar of Athens, a professor emeritus of landscape architecture, died Feb. 22.

Garland Bennett Jr., a physician from Decatur, died Dec. 30, 1999. He was a partner in the Decatur Clinic for more than 30 years, and was on the staff of the DeKalb Medical Center and the DeKalb Hospital. He had also served as a team physician at Lakeside High School. A.P. Dickens of Watkinsville died March 19. He was retired from Thornton Brothers Paper Co. and was active in the Oconee County community. Edward McCall of Marietta, who worked in insurance and real estate, died Jan. 13. He was a WWII veteran in the U.S. Army Aircorps.

Dorothy Isbell Booth of Avondale Estates died Feb. 18. Elizabeth Hudson Doan of Albany, a school teacher, died Jan. 20. She worked at Turner Air Force Base during WWII, and retired in 1970 as a budget analyst for the Marine Corps Supply Depot. Rama McCay Garrison (SNS, BSEd '41, MEd '69) of Greenville, S.C., died Feb. 16. She spent 47 years in the Greenville County schools, where she served as a teacher, principal, and supervisor.


When Macon's Bobby Jones (BS '67) was a senior at UGA, Vietnam was just becoming a household word. By the time he graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in 1971, the conflict had escalated and Jones was enrolled in the Berry Plan, which enabled med students to finish their schooling before going on active duty. Jones planned to fulfill his two-year military obligation, then return to Georgia to become an obstetrician-gynecologist.

Six weeks into Jones' tour as an Air Force flight surgeon, an F-4 taking him to Da Nang went down and was never recovered.

Nov. 28, 2000, will mark Jones' 28th year as an MIA; he is the only M.D. on the list.

"Bobby was a great people person and he left a huge void in our tight family," says his only sibling, sister Joanne Shirley (BSEd '69) of Dalton, who chairs the National League of Families of POW/MIA, which will observe September as POW/MIA Month.

"The issue of his status—and the struggle for government accountability—is the most frustrating and rewarding experience I have ever known," she says. "I look at it as a love story. I want to look at Bobby face-to-face, either here or in heaven. The dedication to his legacy is helping us change the way the government deals with the military's missing."

According to the Defense POW/MIA office, "At the end of the Vietnam war, there were 2,583 unaccounted for American prisoners, missing in action, or killed in action/body not recovered. As of June 29, 2000, 2,014 Americans are still missing and unaccounted for, over 90 percent in areas where Vietnamese forces operated during the war."

Mary Whitehead Aeck (BSHE '23) of Atlanta died Dec. 19, 1999. Joseph Kling (BS '24) of West End, N.C., died Dec. 17, 1999. He was a longtime resident of Atlanta, and spent five years working for the Atlanta Journal. He spent 29 years with Georgia Power, where he served as advertising manager. Carl Spann (BSC '24) of Cedartown died Sept. 25, 1999. Jewel Pitts Barfield (BSHE '28) of Waycross died Nov. 11, 1999.

Carden Bell Hubert (BSHE '30) of Greensboro, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the United Daughters of the Confederacy, died March 3. Herbert Ingram Jr. (M '30) of Coleman died Oct. 6, 1999. Guyton "Otis" Terry (BSA '30) of Albany, a retired lieutenant colonel with the U.S. Air Force with 38 years of service, died Feb. 2. The former UGA football player was also a retired assistant manager of Bankers Health and Life Insurance. Beulah Fender Weatherly (ABEd '30) of Augusta died May 13, 1999. George Baker (AB '31, MS '32) of Monroe died March 5. He was an employee of the Farmers Bank for 50 years, where he served as loan officer, president, and chairman of the board. In addition, he owned and operated a dairy and beef cattle farm. In 1989, he was awarded the J.L. McGarity Citizenship Award for his community contributions, which included serving as chairman of the Walton County Board of Education and president of the Walton County Chamber of Commerce. Birdie Bondurant Clower (MA '31) of Athens died Feb. 9. She worked for the Navy Pre-Flight School at UGA during WWII, served as an air raid warden for the Clarke County Civilian Defense Council, and was secretary of the political science department and counselor to women students at what is now the Navy Supply Corps School. For her dedicated volunteer service, she received recognition from the American Red Cross and Recording for the Blind, as well as for her work as the counselor for freshman women at UGA. Carl Tibbetts (BSC '31) of Gainesville died Jan. 7. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force as a major, and was involved in many local businesses. He also worked in the Hall County registrar's office for seven years and taught at the Buford Training and Development Center. Helen Cochran Abbott (ABEd '32) of Rockmart died March 22, 1999. Helen McClain Mitchell (BSHE '32) of Florence, Ala., died July 20, 1999. Charles Pritchard (BSCE '32) of Phoenix, Ariz., retired president of the Geo E. Platt Co., died Sept. 24, 1998. Kathryn Howard Verdery (BSHE '32) of Columbia, S.C., died July 8, 1999. Sarah Firor (BSC '33, BFA '49) of Athens, who worked with the Mosquito Control Survey in Savannah and the Flood Control Survey for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Cartersville, died March 24. She was also a former librarian at Berea College, where she was made an honorary alumna. She was active in the Business and Professional Women's Club and the American Association of University Women. Lala Parker (BSHE '33) of LaGrange, a retired dietitian for the City-County Hospital, now known as West Georgia Medical Center, died Feb. 18. Ruth Kendrick Saye (ABEd '34) of Athens died Feb. 12. She was secretary to the head of UGA's political science department and secretary and administrative assistant to the dean of the graduate school. She and her husband, UGA political science professor Albert Saye, were avid gardeners specializing in the cultivation of roses. Richard Sneed (BSCh '35) of Blue Ridge died Aug. 10, 1999. Richard Bohm (BSC '36) of Pittsburgh, Pa., died Jan. 13, 1999. Woodlyn McCurley Chastain (M '36) of Athens, a sports enthusiast and member of the Jolly Elders and the Extension Service Sewing Club, died March 19. Carlos Blalock (BSA '37) of Jesup, a retired administrator, died Aug. 19, 1999. Douglas Grimes Harrison (BSHE '37) of Anderson, S.C., died Aug. 7, 1999. William Maxwell Jr. (BSC '37) of Atlanta, a manufacturing representative and founder of the Maxwell & Scivley Co., died Dec. 19. He was a veteran of the Naval Air Corp. Alfred "Donald" McKellar (MSF '37) of Warrenton, Va., died Jan. 1, 1999. Owen "Sonny" Roberts Jr. (BSC '37) of Athens, owner of Roberts Electric and Appliance Co., died Feb. 10. He was retired from the U.S. Army Reserves as a colonel. He also served on the Athens City Council and Zoning Appeals Board. Mary Branan Whitener (ABEd '37) of Atlanta, a teacher at the Westminster School for 27 years, died Dec. 28, 1999. An active member of the Atlanta Yacht Club, she volunteered with the Emmanus House Children's Program. Thomas Atkeson (BSF '38) of Decatur, Ala., died July 12, 1999. Laura Bowers Bowen (ABJ '38, MEd '62) of Royston, a school guidance counselor who worked with the Governor's Honors Program, died Feb. 26. Evelyn Redfern Harris (BSHE '38) of Winder died Jan. 31. She was a former teacher, demonstration agent with the extension service, and home service adviser with the Jackson Electric Membership Corp. In 1989, she received the Meritorious Service Award from the Barrow County Chamber of Commerce, and in 1997 she was honored with the Distinguished Alumna Award from UGA's College of Family and Consumer Sciences. William Merritt (BSC '38) of Atlanta, a former army officer under General MacArthur and fertilizer salesman, died Feb. 18. A true adventurer, he told a favorite story about how he once worked his way to Germany on a steamer, jumped ship, attended the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, and then spent three days in a Nazi jail for refusing to be shaken down by the Gestapo on the Hamburg docks. He later became president of UGA's student body. Bill Shirley (BSF '38) of Loveland, Colo., died June 24, 1999. Marian Baker Stevens (BSHE '38), a founding member of the Tucker Women's Club, died Jan. 10. Mary Little Adams (BSPE '39) of Centreville, Ala., died Feb. 19, 1999. William Harrell (ABJ '39) of Atlanta died Jan. 27. A career journalist, he worked for the Union Recorder, Macon News, and Atlanta Journal-Constitution, where he was state news editor. William Kitchens (BS '39) of Athens, a retired physician of internal medicine and cardiology, died Dec. 10, 1999. He was a member of the medical staff at both Athens General Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital, where he was a past president of the medical staff. Billy Mitchell (BSA '39) of Suwanee died March 5. He worked as a dairy farmer and county agent in North Georgia before joining Pet Milk in 1943, where he served as head fieldman in charge of milk procurement for 23 years. In 1969, he was part of the first management team for the Georgia Milk Products Cooperative Assoc. Paul Scarboro (BSA '39) of Marietta died Aug. 20, 1999. Thomas "Rountree" Sessions (BSEd '39) of Lexington, S.C., died July 30, 1999.

Janelle Willoughby Hammett (BSHE '40) of Atlanta died Feb. 8. Lois Lennard Hanevold (ABJ '40) of Decatur, president of Hanevold A/S Ltd., died Dec. 31, 1999. Cora Lancaster Kirk (BSHE '40) of Clermont, a retired teacher in Athens-Clarke County and at Brenau College, died Dec. 15, 1999. A. Claxton (BSA '41) of Atlanta, a veteran WWII pilot, died Jan. 25. Robert Graham (BSA '41) of Dacula died March 1. Walter Jones (BSA '41) of Greensboro, owner and operator of Farmers Feed and Seed, died March 12. He was also a former member of the Lions Club and chairman of the Greene County Board of Education. Marguerite Radford McRae (BSHE '41) of Augusta died July 9, 1999. Henry Walker (AB '41) of White Plains, a minister and member of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church for 41 years, died Jan. 30. Dorothy Douglas Greene (MFA '42) of Alpharetta, principal of North Roswell Elementary School for nearly 25 years, died Jan. 5. Under her leadership, the school became one of the first in Fulton County to set up a gifted program and a citizen-parent advisory board. She was a talented watercolorist who demonstrated fresco techniques on educational television. While attending UGA, she painted the mural in the stairwell of Brooks Hall depicting journalism in the 1930s. Marguerite Shingler Haynes (BBA '42) of Atlanta died Jan. 26. Raymonde Alexander (ABJ '43) of Atlanta, fashion editor of the Atlanta Constitution for nearly 20 years, died Dec. 25, 1999. Previously, she had been a fashion copywriter in the advertising department for Davison's and Rich's department stores. Arthur "Buell" Carlan (BSA '43) of DeSoto, a decorated WWII veteran and the owner and manager of DeSoto Confectionery and Nut Company, died Jan. 6. He was also a member of Americus and Sumter County Hospital Authority. Philip Davis (M '43) of Roswell died July 6, 1999. Gladys Feagin Grisell (BS '43) of Atlanta died Nov. 23, 1999. Anne Bell Milam (M '43) of Rochester, Minn., died Oct. 6, 1999. James Nix (BSA '43, MEd '49, EdS '71) of Grayson, a teacher and former sergeant in the army, died Feb. 18. Robert Smith Jr. (M '43) of Decatur, a branch claims manager with the Transit Casualty Co., died Jan. 10. Julia Dearing Danner (M '44) of McLean, Va., died Dec. 17, 1999. A longtime resident of Athens, she worked as a secretary in the UGA guidance department. Virginia Kelly Hard (ABJ '45) of Decatur, a member of the Junior League of Atlanta, died Feb. 7. Iris Mackey Gillis (BSEd '46) of Adrian, an active volunteer, died Feb. 26. She founded the local chapter of the Girl Scouts, was president of the Garden Club, was a founding member of the Friendship Club, organized the centennial celebration of Adrian, and was a co-author and publisher of a book on the town's history. Hazel Brown Hodges (AB '46) of Augusta died Aug. 15, 1999. Faye "Evelyn" O'Quinn Nelms (BBA '46, BSEd '60, MEd '67) of Hull, a retired schoolteacher, died Feb. 10. She taught at Madison County High for 27 years. She was also manager of Madison County Teachers Federal Credit Union. Mary "Wanda" Jones (MEd '47) of Gainesville, a retired elementary school teacher in Dahlonega, died Jan. 25. She was also active in her church, where she taught Sunday School and served as a pianist-organist. S. Lovell (MA '47) of Winter Haven, Fla., died Oct. 6, 1999. Hubert Herrington Massey (M '47) of Experiment died April 6, 1999. Robert Sheets (BSEd '47, MEd '48) of Roberta, an educator and businessman, died Jan. 8. In 1966, he became superintendent of Crawford County Schools, after previously serving as a teacher, coach and principal. Under his leadership, the Crawford County High School and Elementary School became accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. After retirement, he owned the Roberta Realty Co. Laura Pace West (BFA '47, MA '49) of Dawson, a teacher at Terrell County High School, died Dec. 24, 1999. Mary McCravey (AB '48, JD '48) of Portland, Ore., an employee of Georgia-Pacific for more than 30 years and the company's first woman corporate secretary, died Dec. 28, 1999. She was the first woman to chair the University of Portland's board of regents. Charles Mitchell (BBA '48), president and manager of Master Furniture Co. in Toccoa, died Jan. 26. He was also a navy veteran with a 50-year membership in the American Legion post 104. Ophelia Prout Sellers (AB '48) of Eufaula, Ala., died Feb. 2, 1999. Walston Smith (BSA '48, MS '65) of Adel died Jan. 14. Suzanne Johnson Stewart (BFA '48) of Atlanta died Feb. 23. After graduating from UGA, she moved to New York, where she had more than 100 roles in stock productions and appeared in early TV shows. She then returned to Georgia, where she worked as a speech pathologist for the Atlanta school system for 28 years. She wrote two books, then resumed acting in the 1980s, with roles in more than 15 movies and three TV series. Robert Edwards (LLB '49) of Atlanta, an attorney for more than 50 years and a founding partner of Northcutt and Edwards, died Feb. 7. He served 24 years on the international board of directors for Project Concern, a medical mission, and also founded a Boy Scout troop. He received the Silver Beaver Award for his 25-year contribution to scouting. Hulan Hall (BSA '49, MEd '50) of Chamblee died Feb. 12. He was a respected leader in the poultry industry for many years, and served as president of the Georgia Agribusiness Council. He was president of UGA's College of Agriculture Alumni and was named to the College of Agriculture Hall of Fame. Also known for his beautiful singing voice, he sang the national anthem for the Atlanta Braves and the Atlanta Hawks. M. Hall (M '49) of Waycross, an attorney, died Mar. 11, 1999. John Kimsey (BBA '49) of Atlanta died Jan. 28. Edna "Artie" Payne (BSEd '49) of Cedartown died Nov. 26, 1999. T. "Newton" Tumlin (BSA '49) of Cherrylog, owner of Newton Tumlin Insurance, died Feb. 9. Madison "Baker" Wyche Jr. (BBA '49) of Elberton, owner and operator of Wyche Oil Co. for 30 years, died Feb. 17. He was past president of the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce and the Elberton Rotary Club.

William "Alfred" Crouch (BFA '50, MFA '52) of Marble Hill, president of Crouch Advertising Inc., died April 20, 1999. Clinton Dyches Jr. (AB '50) of Covington, retired director of research and statistics for the State of Georgia, died March 21. He was also a Mason and a lifetime member of the Georgia Salzburg Society. Emel Hale Forehand (BSEd '50) of Watkinsville, a retired elementary school teacher in Oconee County, died Feb. 2. She was a charter member of the Good Hope Christian Church. John "Richard" Gulledge (BBA '50) of Doraville, a retired engineer for Southern Bell with 38 years of service, died Dec. 18, 1999. He was also an Eagle Scout and the leader of a Boy Scout troop. Robert Harshbarger (M '50) of Marietta, owner of the Contract Art Co., died Dec. 4 1999. James Kilgore (M '50) of Chatsworth died March 23. Willie "Lee" Maxwell (BSPh '50) of Martinsville, Va., died May 2, 1999. Stewart "Wayne" McDowell (BBA '50) of Columbus, owner of McDowell Window Products for 41 years, died Jan. 1. Wallace Mosley (BSPh '50) of Blairsville, a retired pharmacist, died March 3. Russell Neal (BSA '50, MS '59) of Gainesville, a veteran of the Korean conflict who worked in real estate, died Jan. 16. Joseph Pendergrass (M '50) of Gainesville, owner and CEO of Wallace Sheet Metal Works Inc. and Wallace Heating and Air Conditioning Inc., died March 3. He became interested in alternative energy sources in the 1970s and was recognized as a leader in energy conservation. He holds two U.S. patents in heat pump technology and received a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to further his research. Throughout his career he acted as an adviser in establishing codes and standards in the field of heating and air conditioning. Paul Thompson Jr. (BSF '50) of Augusta died Dec. 21, 1999. McKie "Mac" Trotter III (MFA '50) of Fort Worth, Texas, a retired art professor from Texas Christian University, died Nov. 5, 1999. His art work received local and regional recognition and is included in the collection of the Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art. He was also active in the adult leadership of the Boy Scouts. Charles Upchurch (M '50) of Athens, a leader in the local insurance and real estate communities for more than 40 years, died Oct. 25, 1999. He worked most recently as president of Coldwell Banker Upchurch Realty, and as the owner of Charles L. Upchurch Insurance. Known for his love of Athens, he often gave informal tours of the city. His civic involvements in the city were numerous, and he was awarded the J.W. Fanning Humanitarian Award for his work with Athens Regional Medical Center. Kathleen Wilkes (AB '50) of Evans died Dec. 25, 1999. Joy Porter Williams (BS '50, MS '58, PhD '61) of Athens, an professor of microbiology at UGA, died Dec. 26, 1999. She retired in 1992 after serving 22 years as associate director of the Honors Program and coordinator of advanced placement. She also served 10 years as a college science supervisor for student teachers and taught biology to elementary education students. She was past president of the Southern Regional and Georgia Honors Councils as well as the UGA Retired Faculty Assoc. Julia Patrick Harrison (BSEd '52) of Bethlehem died March 16. Thelma Potts Orr (MEd '52, EdS '71) of Chattanooga, Tenn., a lifelong educator, died March 4. She served as a teacher, a county curriculum director for Jackson and Madison counties, and a vocational education specialist for the Georgia Department of Education. Frank Cooper (AB '53) of Grayson, a retired rural postal carrier, died Feb. 22. He was a 50-year member of the Grayson Masonic Lodge. Clarence DeMars Jr. (BSF '53) of El Cerrito, Calif., died Feb. 15. He worked for the El Cerrito Digital graphics and mapping company. Jane Wright Haggard (ABJ '53) of Atlanta died Jan. 8. Arthur Pierce Jr. (LLB '54) of Stone Mountain, a retired army lieutenant colonel, died Feb. 28. Oris Blackburn Jr. (LLB '55) of Valdosta, a partner in the Elliott and Blackburn law firm, died Jan. 14. Alda Cunningham, a retired teacher from Cornelia who received four degrees from UGA—ABJ '55, BFA '55, MEd '64, EdS '76—died March 14. Frank DeFoor (BBA '55) of Athens, retired from the Georgia Department of Vocational Rehabilitation Services after 34 years, died Feb. 20. Donald Burt (BBA '57) of Cumming, died Feb. 1. He had a lifelong career in the men's apparel business: he was a former vice president of sales for Gant Shirt Makers and later joined the men's division of Liz Claiborne. Lee Forehand (BBA '57) of Cassville died Jan. 5. He served in teaching and administrative positions in five school systems, and retired in 1992 as superintendent of the Meriwether County system. He was also a successful high school coach. Franklin "Leslie" Long (BSA '57, MS '58) of Richmond Hill, a former chemist for Henry Ford, community volunteer, and historical preservationist, died Jan. 18. During his post-Ford career, he was a research soil scientist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a professor at Auburn, and an agricultural lecturer in China. In 1995, he helped found the Richmond Hill Historical Society, and in 1998, he and his wife published a book about Ford's impact on the Virginia community. The same year, the Henry Ford Heritage Assoc. presented him with the "Friend of Ford" award. James "Richard" Sizemore (MS '58) of Clearwater, Fla., died March 12, 1999. William Fuller (BBA '59) of Watkinsville, an army veteran and owner of Professional Deal System Inc., died Jan. 28. Virginia "Nan" Danner Smith (BSHE '59, MEd '63) of Butner, N.C., an educator for 37 years, died March 15. Her father, Walter Danner, was a former registrar at UGA.

Jot Carpenter (BLA '60) of Columbus, Ohio, died Feb. 16. He was a professor at the Knowlton School of Architecture. Harold Hirsch III (BBA '61) of North Miami, Fla., a sports fan who loved horse racing, bowling, and Georgia football, died Jan. 30. He also supported The Lupus Foundation and was honored by the group as its man of the year. Thomas Holley Sr. (MEd '61) of Austell died Feb. 11. Keith Whitmire (ABJ '61) of Stone Mountain, a copy editor at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, died Feb. 28. He had worked for the AJC since 1961, when he was hired by legendary editor Ralph McGill. Gary Winkle (BBA '61, MBA '62) of Dunwoody, an accounting professor at Georgia State, died Jan. 2. Sandra Brown Bell (BBA '63, MEd '71, EdS '87) of Milledgeville, director of student services and coordinator of federal funding for the Baldwin County School System, died Jan. 29. In 1980, she was voted the National Junior High School Counselor of the Year. Ezekiel "Bucky" Candler Jr. (BBA '63) of Atlanta died Feb. 21. He had an accomplished career in real estate industry with Barton and Ludwig firm, and later owned and operated the E.S. Candler Co. He was also the original founder of the Grandma Biscuits food chain. Lee Townsend (DVM '63) of Natalia, Texas, died Oct. 12, 1999. Jean Lines Webb (BSEd '63) of Dunwoody, a former teacher for the DeKalb County Schools and homemaker, died Dec. 20, 1999. In 1994, she became licensed as a broker-dealer and worked with Cornerstone Management/Financial Advisory Consultants Inc. Charles Camp Jr. (LLB '64, BBA '64), Smyrna's city attorney since 1976 and partner in the legal firm of Cochran, Camp and Snipes, died Dec. 16, 1999. He was a great supporter of the Boy Scouts, and along with members of his childhood troop, he worked to restore the Scouts' Camp Sydney Dew in the Pocket near Rome, Ga. Annie Mulkey Pace (MEd '64) of Watkinsville died Feb. 8. Her 50-year teaching career included stints at Oconee County High, Cedar Shoals High, and Truett McConnell College, where she ended her career in 1996. She received many professional awards, including the Presidential Award of Excellence in Science Teaching in 1985, for which she was honored at the White House by President Reagan. Randall Huckabee Flournoy (AB '66) of Macon died Dec. 1, 1999. She worked in real estate sales with Coldwell Bankers and was a member of the Macon Board of Realtors. She was a recipient of the Eagle Award and the Phoenix Award for outstanding real estates sales. Gordon Miller (AB '66, LLB '68) of Atlanta, a regional coordinator for the U.S. Department of Justice, died Dec. 12, 1999. In the 1980s, he was recognized as one of the country's leading experts in prosecuting white-collar crimes. He also wrote a book on prosecuting computer crimes and lectured on financial crimes at the FBI Academy. In 1983, he was asked to set up one of the country's first anti-drug task forces. Most recently, he had worked in private practice, specializing in immigration law. Dorothy Johnson Baylor (MEd '67) of Atlanta, owner of Baylor's Catering Service, died July 16, 1999. She was also a retired teacher and had been honored as Gainesville/Hall County Teacher of the Year and Georgia Teacher of the Year. Ronald Smith (BLA '67) of Atlanta died March 3. In 1967, he received the prestigious Neel Reid Traveling Fellowship for Landscape Architecture. Jaime Villegas (MA '67) of Greensboro, a retired professor at High Point College, died Feb. 2. Barbara Eichelberger Cooper (MSW '68) of Columbia, S.C., retired director of social work and discharge planning at Richmond Memorial Hospital, died Feb. 21. After her retirement, she worked part-time for Lutheran Family Services, primarily in the field of international adoptions. Raymond Babineau (MEd '69) of Sugar Hill died Jan. 10.

Evelyn Cawthorn Turner (EdS '70, EdD '74) of Atlanta, a teacher, died Feb. 15. James Hair (BBA '71) of Dalton, an employee of Allied Insurance Co., died Nov. 14, 1999. Jewell Varner (EdS '71) of Atlanta, who taught in Mississippi and in DeKalb County, died Feb. 2. In 1969, she was named Business Education Teacher of the Year for the Fourth District. Jeanette "Carole" Underwood Smith (BSEd '71, MEd '74) of Decatur died July 1, 1999. John "Sonny" McKinley III (BSEd '72) of Lilburn, a sales representative for Tull Equipment Co., died Feb. 13. Mary O'Connor Chernovetz (PhD '73) of Tulsa, Okla., died Jan. 14. Albert Hanson (MS '73, PhD '75) of Roswell, a microbiologist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for 18 years, died March 20. After his retirement from the CDC, he taught chemistry at George Walton High. While working on his doctorate at UGA, he made a breakthrough discovery in hog dysentery that made the disease easier to treat. He continued to make great medical strides while at the CDC. He was also an avid gardener, specializing in orchids and lilies. Elizabeth Howard Smith (MEd '74, EdS '74) of Athens, a media specialist with Bowman Elementary School, died March 9. William Sparks (BBA '74) of Atlanta, director of business development for Dynamac Corporation International, died Jan. 22. Steve Jarrell (BSEd '75) of Kailua Kona, Hawaii, a U.S. park ranger, died Dec. 12, 1999.

Carmen "C.A." Delcioppo (JD '87) of Mount Pleasant, S.C., died Jan. 13. He was a freelance legal consultant. Kimberly Chance Atkins (ABJ '89) of Conyers, a sixth-grade science teacher, died Oct. 5, 1999. She was the teacher of the year for Memorial Middle School last year, and was named one of the top 12 teachers in the state by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Pamel Hoiriis (MSW '90) of Tullahoma, Tenn., died Feb. 11. She was a therapist and outpatient counselor with Highland Rim Mental Health Center. Loy Thompson IV (BBA '91) of Atlanta, a real estate broker with the Hart Corp., died Jan. 18. He was the manager of Team Loy, a softball team with the Atlanta Sports and Social Club league. But his favorite team, of course, was the Bulldogs, and he kept an entire file of UGA sports trivia. David Sironen (BS '94) of Athens, a U.S. Navy Veteran and employee of Northeast Georgia RDC, died Jan. 22.

Yin-Ling Lau, a sophomore sociology major from Shatin, Hong Kong, died June 8.

Compiled by Jennifer Rainey (ABJ '00)

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