September 2001: Vol. 80, No. 4

Class Notes, Grad Notes, and Obituaries


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2002 Alumni Tours Preview, UGA Alumni Club & Business Center

Georgia vs. Arkansas State, Pre-game reception at Memorial Hall

Georgia vs. South Carolina, Pre-game reception at Memorial Hall

Georgia vs. Houston, Pre-game reception at Memorial Hall

Terry Third Thursday, UGA Alumni Club & Business Center. Speaker: Jim Miller. For information, visit

Georgia vs. Arkansas, Pre-game reception at Memorial Hall

Terry Third Thursday, UGA Alumni Club & Business Center. Speaker: Rick Allen. For information, visit

Homecoming, Georgia vs. Kentucky. Pre-game reception at Memorial Hall

Roy Grizzell (BSF '39) of Monticello, Ark., is the owner of the Grizzell Fish Farm. He serves on the University of Arkansas Forestry School Advisory Committee, is secretary/treasurer of the Monticello Lions Club and president of the Drew County Arkansas Historical Society.

JoAn Kent (AB '55) and husband Ron Kent (BBA '58) have moved to Savannah from the Southwest after spending a significant portion of their professional lives in Alabama and Texas. Atlanta native JoAn was director of the Campfire program in Birmingham for 12 years and later worked as a house restoration contractor and fundraiser for non-profit organizations. In 1985, she started the Scottish Heritage Foundation in Houston, Texas, and served as its director for five years. Baltimore native Ron was in insurance for 14 years in Birmingham before founding the Big Brother program there in 1973. He spent 20 years working in charitable estate planning with the Salvation Army in Birmingham and with university foundations at Rice, Ohio U., and Texas A&M. Now retired, they attend bluegrass festivals and gatherings of shaped-note music.

Terrell Benton, Jr. (BSA '60, JD '63) of Athens remains as partner in the firm of McLeod, Benton, Begnaud & Marshall, L.L.P. In the September '00 issue of GM, Benton was listed as associating with the Atlanta law firm of Hall, Booth, et al., but it was his son, Chip. We regret the error. Augustus Newton (BSF '60) of Wilkesboro, N.C., serves as president and manager of hardwood sales and purchasing at Elk Creek Lumber. Contact him at Robert Reese (BSF '60) of Columbia, S.C., retired from the South Carolina Dept. of Education in June 1999 after 30 years. He retired as a colonel in the Army Reserves in 1990. He and his wife Milbra have two grown sons and seven grandchildren. Milbra is completing a master of divinity degree after working as a hospital chaplain. Annette McCullough Googe (BSHE '63) of Lawrenceville is proud of her two grandsons, Wells Scott and Jack Googe. Dave Egli (BSF '64) is retired from teaching high school science, but he still works as a substitute teacher in the two high schools in West Seneca, N.Y. He is also in his fourth season of building and managing bluebird boxes in Wyoming County, N.Y. He averages 14 bluebirds a season and last year fledged 36 tree swallows. Contact him at William "Wick" Searcy (AB '64, JD '67) of Savannah has been promoted to brigadier general in the Georgia Air National Guard and assigned the duties of commander during a ceremony on March 4, 2000. Dennis Watson (AB '67, JD '67) of Lafayette combined his firm with Minor, Bell & Neal.

Claudia Stembridge Arp (BSHE '65) of Knoxville, Tenn., appeared on the "Today Show" to discuss the stresses of marriage when one partner retires. Claudia and her husband, David, are the co-authors of Fighting for Your Empty Nest Marriage. Their Web site is Mildred Huff Coleman (BSHE '65) of Atlanta was a speaker on the Antebellum train tour from Washington, D.C. to New Orleans this past spring. She is also proud to report that her daughter recently graduated from Florida State University with a pair of degrees in child and family development and religion. Robert Bomar (AB '66, JD '68) of Atlanta received the Emory Public Interest Committee's (EPIC) Inspiration Award for Lifetime Commitment to Public Service during a ceremony at Emory Law School. Laura Hartman Ciucevich (ABJ '67) of Athens was named assistant to the dean for external affairs at UGA's School of Social Work. James Mahar (AB '67, JD '74) of Gainesville has become affiliated with Henning Mediation & Arbitration Services, Inc. Phillips Cuttino (ABJ '67), president of Cuttino Communications, Inc., in Atlanta, gave a lecture on writing and producing radio to a graduate broadcast management class at the University's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. A text version of the lecture is being considered for publication in Kleppner's Advertising Procedure, a well-known advertising textbook. Patty Collins Proctor (ABJ '69) recently purchased the Guide to Georgia, a source of entertainment information for 40 years. She will serve as publisher and editor.

Mary Jo Beverly (BSHE '70) of Thomasville was elected to the Thomas County Board of Commissioners. Larry Estes (ABJ '70) has formed the independent film distribution company Outrider Pictures, which is based in Seattle with offices in New York and Los Angeles. The company recently released its first film, The Dream Catcher, to Chicago-area theaters. Outrider also has distribution rights to 36 films. Estes was previously senior vice president of feature film acquisition for RCA/Columbia Pictures, and he produced the landmark independent film Sex, Lies and Videotape. Travers Paine III (BBA '70, JD '73) of Augusta is serving as 2000-01 chairman of the bank counsel section of the Georgia Bankers Association. Donna Mull Vonderlage (BSHE '70) is director of Anderson County Promise in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Skippy Reeves (BSFR '71), manager of the Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge in Folkston, was honored for superior performance by the U.S. Department of the Interior. David Wilson (ABJ '71) owns CU Market Research and serves as executive vice president for the Tennessee Credit Union League. Wilson and his wife Sheila live in Chattanooga. Travis Reed (BSFR '72) of Evans was inducted into AGHON, the honor society for agriculture, forest resources, and veterinary medicine. Ken Burger (ABJ '73) is an award-winning sports columnist at the Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C. Fred Manget (BA '73) of Sterling, Va., has been named deputy general counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency in Wasington. Previously, he had been acting director of congressional affairs. Virginia McGuffey (BSEd '73, JD '77) of Dunwoody has joined the Atlanta office of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker. Jan Montgomery Hathcote (BSHE '74), associate dean for academic affairs and research in UGA's College of Family and Consumer Sciences, attended the annual meeting of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges in San Antonio.

Kay Armstrong (AB '75), owner-operator of a conflict prevention and resolution consulting company in Eddysville, Ky., received an award of excellence from the National Association of Environmental Professionals. She was honored for work done in Great Neck, N.Y., where her firm, in collaboration with Lockheed Martin and ARCADIS, Geraghty & Miller, developed a public involvement and communications program. Thomas Bordeaux Jr. (AB '75. JD '79) of Savannah is pleased to announce with his wife, Nelle, the birth of their daughter, Annie Lillian, on Feb. 8, 2001. Virginia Budd (BSHE '75) is an account executive in the sales department at the Classic Center in Athens. Joseph Oliveros (BSFR '75) is a special agent with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Jacksonville, Fla. Rick Vanderpool (ABJ '75) of Commerce, Texas, published his first book, Looking for Texas: Essays from the Coffee Ring Journal (Republic of Texas Press), a journal from a photography project in which he traveled to every county in Texas. He is now enlisting photographers for a nationwide project at Kathy Palmer (BSHE '76) has been elected superior court judge of the Middle Judiciary Circuit for Emanuel, Candler, Toombs, Jefferson, and Washington counties.

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Jane Killian Garrison (ABJ '80) of Stafford, Va., is the public services librarian and also an instructor at the FBI Academy, in conjunction with the University of Virginia. Caroline Ballard Leake (BSHE '81), an interior decorator in Atlanta, is currently serving as chair of the Swan House Ball 2001. Funds raised by the annual event are targeted toward restoring the historic Swan Coach House to its original splendor while also updating the facility. In addition to this work, she and her husband are the parents of two sons, ages 2 and 5. Joe Livingston (BSFR '81), a forester from Bainbridge, was recently honored by the Pilots Club for outstanding community service. He serves as vice-chair of the Bainbridge Memorial Hospital Authority and is on the board of directors of Andrew College. He is past president of the Bainbridge Rotary Club and teaches a Sunday school class at First United Methodist Church. He is a volunteer reading leader at Potter Street Elementary School, where his children are students. A former member of UGA's Redcoat Band, he continues to play baritone horn with the Bainbridge British Brass Band. He and wife Jenny have two children, Fraser and Addie Pray. Ellen Crane Schulman (ABJ '81) recently established Proseplus, Inc., a public relations, marketing, and writing consulting firm in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She and her husband, Howard, have a three-year-old daughter and 19-month-old twin daughters. Michael Bozzo (MFR '83) of Sumter, S.C. (, was promoted to reforestation staff forester with the South Carolina Forestry Commission.

Brian Wommack (BSFR '86), a procurement forester and safety manager at Trus Joist in Colbert, was recognized as the 2000 H.H. Jefferson Memorial Safety Award winner by the Forest Resources Association for "exemplary efforts in promoting, developing and administering logging and woodlands safety." Bobby Cox (BSFR '87) of Jamestown, N.D., is a research wildlife biologist at Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. He earned his master's degree in fisheries and wildlife management from Utah State in 1993 and his Ph.D. in wildlife and fisheries science from LSU in 1996. He is currently researching ducks and geese. Bobby and wife Kim have three children, Josh, Matt, and Rebecca ( Lisa Pritchard Mayfield (ABJ '87) was named editor in chief of Downtown People & Places, published by NewTown Macon, a public-private partnership dedicated to revitalizing downtown Macon. She is also the editor of Houston Housecalls, the newsletter of the Houston Healthcare Complex in Warner Robins. Blake Watson (ABJ '87) serves on the board of directors for the Chattanooga Advertising Federation. Jennifer Jackson (BSFCS '88) works at Iowa Western Community College as the chair of child development/early childhood programs. Susan McCord Williams (ABJ '88) gave birth to a son, Ethan Ross Williams, on April 11, 2001. She and husband Bryan also have a three-year-old daughter, Solveig.

The Atlanta mother-daughter real estate team of Peggy Feldman (M '68) and Amy Feldman Barocas (BSEd '90), who rank in the top two percent of 42,000 Prudential agents, were the subject of a cover story in Real Estate Executive ( Sterling Fennell Eason (ABJ '91) is responsible for creating the voice and look of Women & Co., a new brand of Citigroup, Inc. The brand's mission is to market financial services to young, affluent women. Marie Penumadu (MS '91) is a registered dietician at the Agarwald Renal Center in Ogensberg, N.Y. Emily Maza (ABJ '92) is a reporter at Bay News 9, a CNN affiliate station in Tampa Bay, Fla. She has won two Communicator Awards for feature reporting. Fleur Penman Whitaker (MS '92) and husband David are the proud parents of a baby boy, James David, born on July 10, 2000. The family has recently moved to Bowling Green, Ky. Cynthia Burroughs (BSFCS '93) is the assistant director for program development and training in the office of the vice president for research at UGA. Mitchell Hardeman (BSFCS '93) and wife Jennifer have a new baby girl, Ansley Elizabeth Hardeman, born June 17, 2000. Stacy Bishop Jones (BSFCS '93) is working for Vc3, a computer software provider specializing in government software. She will be working in the marketing and sales division. Bradley Pope (BSFR '93) of Atlanta ( is an industrial real estate broker. He represents companies leasing and selling facilities for manufacturing and distribution purposes. He married Melanie Flowers Garner (BSFCS '95) of Columbus last November. Brian Wright (ABJ '93) leads the usability and user-experience efforts at ettain, a Web consulting firm in Charlotte, N.C. He recently worked on Web site redesigns for Lance Snacks and Muzak. As GM went to press, Sarah Shapard (ABJ '93) and Rob Shapard (ABJ '94) were expecting their first child. Sarah recently graduated from the Institute of Government at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill with a master's degree in public administration. She is a public policy/planning analyst for a state senator in Raleigh. Rob covers Orange County for the Herald-Sun, a daily based in Durham. Eric Fors (ABJ '94) produces the 11 p.m. news for CBS affiliate WGCL-TV in Atlanta. Crawford McInnis (BBA '94) was named one of the "Top 40 Under 40" by the Birmingham Business Journal. He is a vice president at Cobbs Allen & Hall, Inc., and has developed the company's Alternative Risk Financing Division. He is also president of the Risky & Rye Investment Club and a member of an Entrepreneur's Round Table. He has a two-year-old son, Ford, with his wife Mary. Eric Overby (ABJ '94) is a manager at Anderson L.L.P. He is located in Atlanta and specializes in custom software engineering. Walter Rogers (BSFR '94) is a self-employed contractor in Walthourville. He married Kimberly Rodgers (BSW '98) in May 1999. Scott Sweitzer (BSFCS '94) is the proud father of a baby girl, Sara Grace Sweitzer, born on Nov. 2, 2000. Leah Tatum (ABJ '94) was named manager of creative affairs at Regency Television, a joint venture between New Regency Enterprises and Fox Television Studios. Her responsibilities include production, development and series staffing for the entertainment boutique.


Richard Hatch may have won the first "Survivor" competition, but it's Colleen Haskell (AB '98) who has remained in the media spotlight the longest. Her 15 minutes of fame has now lasted more than a year, and she's everywhere these days—on the July cover of Mademoiselle, doing Blistex commercials, and in the hit summer comedy "The Animal" playing the love interest of "Saturday Night Live" alum Rob Schneider.

Haskell made it through 11 episodes of "Survivor," charming viewers with her cheerful personality, her All-American-girl good looks, and her will-they-or-won't-they relationship with fellow contestant Greg Buis. But as the series wound down, the UGA drama grad fell victim to insects—whose bites covered her legs in sores—and a Hatch-led alliance, which voted her off the island. After her stint on Pulau Tiga, Haskell returned to the Miami Ad School to finish her first year. Hollywood soon beckoned, though, and what she thought was just a semi-serious audition turned into a lead role in "The Animal."

Playboy wanted her to play a different role—to the tune of $100,000 for a nude photo shoot. Mademoiselle asked her how long she entertained the offer (answer: "10 minutes") and why she said no (answer: "because my mother's still alive").

Told that some people think she's living the American dream, Haskell said "I'm living somebody's American dream. I don't know if it's mine, but it's been a blast."

If "The Animal" is both her first and last movie, Haskell won't fret. "I'm not an actress," she has said repeatedly, "and I don't have to prove myself as an actress."

What Haskell did prove is that she has enough chutzpah to eat everything from bugs to god-awful rodents. She's also had her share of top-notch catering on Hollywood movie sets, but says Athens' well-known vegetarian eatery The Grit is still "the best restaurant ever."

Gardner Linn (ABJ '01)

Regina Cannon Dunn (BSFCS '95) has joined the staff of the Terrell County Extension Service. Jordan Hess (BSFR '95) and wife Jennie own and operate the Three Moose Meadow Wilderness Bed and Breakfast and Guide Service in Homer, Alaska ( This year, they also started glacier kayaking and hiking as well as an ornamental tree nursery business. Jordan says he's known locally as "the tree guy." Melissa Rae Astin (BSFR '96) is employed at Bear Hollow Wildlife Trail in Athens, and is pursuing a master's in conservation education. She married Ryan Reid (AB '96, JD '00) in June 2000. Morris Bradford (BSFR '96) of Fort Deposit, Ala., works in Rayonier's Northern Alabama District. He is married to Laura Lawson Bradford. Troy Bridges (ABJ '96) recently became a weekend meteorologist at NBC affiliate KFOR-TV in Oklahoma City, Okla. Loretta Cleveland (BSFCS '96) is a community development administrator for the Athens-Clarke County Human and Economic Development Department, and she has a side business as an aromatherapy product sales person for Sensational Scents. Jonathan Day (BSFR '96) is a deer research biologist for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission in Gainesville ( He completed his master's at LSU in 1998 and worked as a district biologist for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for two years. David McMahon (BSFCS '96) lives in Decatur and works for ESPN. C.A. Phillips (ABJ '96) was promoted to director of communications and employment information with the Georgia section of the Professional Golfers Association. He was an assistant with the 83rd PGA Championship at the Atlanta Athletic Club in August. William Sumner (BSFR '96) of Cross City, Fla., is a tract manager at Ocala Manufacturing, Inc. in Oxford, Fla. Julie Mickle Wade (BA '96, JD '00) has moved to Hawaii for a year with her husband Drew Wade (BS '97, AB '97). She is working at Alston, Hunt, Floyd, and Ing. Amy Main Allagnon (BSFR '97) of College Park is a veterinary technician at Zoo Atlanta. Katie Mary Davis (BSFCS '97) is the regional coordinator with Randstad Staffing Service in Atlanta. Shannon Chalk Dixon (BSW '97) married Joel Dixon on May 19. She lives in Leesburg and works at Greenleaf Counseling Center. Krissa Patterson Gaston (ABJ '97) recently returned to Georgia to accept a position as senior account executive at Kilgannon McReynolds in Atlanta. Josh Hancher (ABJ '97) recently completed production on a Mirant campaign announcing the company's split from Southern Energy. He also signed on for a second season with Lynnette Jennings Design for the Discovery Channel. Shane Hannon (ABJ '97) and wife Terra Thompson Hannon (AB '97) of Athens have returned from doing summer stock at the Highlands (N.C.) Playhouse. Shane performed the lead role in Bye Bye Birdie and Terra did the choreography. They were joined by Shane's sister, Blake Hannon (M '01), who was a "Birdie" cast member. Shane and Terra are co-directors of Oconee Youth Playhouse, which has just moved into a new building with two large studios at Butler's Crossing in Watkinsville. Amy Thompson Hill (ABJ '97) was promoted to special programs manager for the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. She will lead a legislature-funded leadership initiative throughout the state. She continues to serve as the department's legislative liaison and liaison for the Rural Development Council. Hunter McMichael (BSFCS '97) is working with Horton Homes in Eatonton. Drew Wade (BS' 97, AB '97), who earned Latin and genetics degrees in the same year at UGA, has moved to Hawaii for a year with his wife Julie Mickle Wade (AB '96, JD '00), who has UGA degrees in journalism and law. He is a medical resident at the University of Hawaii. Eartha Lee Wiggins (BSW '97) received a master's degree in social work from New Mexico State in May. Alicia Young (ABJ '97) is the morning show producer at WSB-TV in Atlanta. Derek Barnes (BSFR '98) of Uvalda works for Canal Wood Corp. in Augusta. He married Elizabeth Robitzsch (BSEd '98) in June 1999. Matthew Broome (BSFR '98) works for Georgia-Pacific in Savannah. He married Mary Patrick (ABJ '97) of Atlanta in November 2000. Derrick Byrd (BSFCS '98) is a banking officer with SunTrust Bank in Columbus. Tracy Chason (BSFCS '98) married David Nolan on Sept. 9, 2000. The couple lives in Atlanta. Beth Dacey (ABJ '98) is a senior publicist for Doubleday, a division of Random House, Inc., in New York. Gina DeMillo (BSFR '98) of Emmaus, Pa., completed a master's degree in print journalism at the University of South Carolina in fall 2000. She is currently an associate editor at Backpacker magazine ( She enjoys writing and editing as well as traveling and testing backpacking equipment, and says she is "adjusting to life as a Yankee." Corbett Gilliam (BSFCS '98) is an investment consultant for Equity Advisors in Atlanta. Shawnna Gregg (BSFCS '98) married Joseph Angelo Greco III on May 20, 2000. Both currently attend the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. Ashlie Houston (BSFR '98) of Vienna, Va. ( joined the staff of the Wildlife Management Institute in January to help formulate agriculture conservation game plans for the states in preparation for the 2002 Farm Bill. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in public administration at Virginia Tech's Northern Virginia Center. Kimberly Jones (BSW '98) is a probation officer for the Georgia Department of Corrections. Jena McGregor (ABJ '98, AB '00) and Brian Vickery (BS '97) are enjoying life in New York City. Jena, a former editorial assistant and assistant editor at Georgia Magazine, has been promoted to staff reporter and then to staff writer at SmartMoney magazine. Brian, who is also a graduate of the Medical College of Georgia, has just moved to the city and begun his pediatric residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Kimberly Morris (BSFR '98) of Frederick, Md. (, is a ranger with the National Parks Service at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in Harpers Ferry, W.V. Chadwick Pritchett (BSFR '98) of Dawson is a forester with the Georgia Forestry Commission. He married Karen Waddell in September 2000. Sarah Smith (BSFCS '98) of Atlanta owns the Eight at Eight Dinner Club (, a match-making service that has been featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Atlanta Journal, and on WNNX-FM (99x) in Atlanta. Rebecca Wood (BSFCS '98) married Timothy Keith Carlan on Nov. 4, 2000, at Living Word Worship Center in Jefferson. Becky is currently employed as an office representative at State Farm Insurance in Commerce. She is the daughter of Diane Wood, degree program specialist in UGA's Family and Consumer Sciences student services office. Mark Bowen (BSFR '99) of Rome is a fisheries technician with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Rocky Mountain Public Fishing Area. Clayton Epps (BSFR '99) is a forester with International Paper, Land and Timber in Thomson. He married Candice Collins (BSFC S '00) of Fayetteville in October 2000. Eric Kenney (BSFR '99) of Watkinsville ( is vice president of finance for Southern School Services. Amy McKenzie (BSFCS '99) works at Semple Brown Design architecture firm in Denver, Colo., as an interior designer focusing on commercial interior design. Cynthia Graham Metzger (BSFCS '99) is a marketing assistant for Savannah Foods and Industries, maker of Dixie Crystals Brand Sugar. She formulates marketing strategies for Wholesome Sweeteners, a line of organic sweeteners. Shawn Reuter (BSFCS '99) is a Xerox sales representative for the Athens area.

Cynthia Aldridge (BSFCS '00) married Gregory Gordon Griffin on May 20, 2000. James Berg III (BSFCS '00) is a financial consultant at Robinson Humphrey in Macon. Erika Escoe (BSFCS '00) is a leasing consultant for Tara Apartment Homes in Athens. Catherine Gambrell (BSFCS '00) is working for Business Objects Americas in Duluth as a channel development representative. Alison Gordon (BSFCS '00) has accepted a job with the career services department at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., as the employer/co-op programs assistant. Barbara Grogan (BSFCS '00) works as a constituent service representative for Congressman John Linder. She specializes in the areas of taxes, housing, social security, agriculture, labor, education, and immigration. She also is pursuing a master's degree in public administration. Angela Hollier (ABJ '00) is an assistant to the talent executive at The Late Show with David Letterman in New York. Julie Massey (BSFCS '00) is working for Heavenly Ham Franchises as a field marketer manager. She serves as a coach for franchise owners on food safety, marketing, accounting, and advertising. Michael Sapp (BSFCS '00) is a leasing consultant for Tara Apartment Homes in Athens. Allen Sealock (BSFR '00) of Athens began work on a master's degree in forestry at UGA in fall 2000. He received a one-year National Network for Environmental Management Studies fellowship sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He married Robin Deyo in July 2000. Jeff White (BSFCS '00) interned with Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs, Colo. This experience led to a permanent job, which he began in January. Katcher Vaughn & Bailey Communications has added UGA public relations major and former intern Heather Buckner (ABJ '01), now of Nashville, Tenn., as an associate account executive. While at UGA, Heather was vice president of education for Habitat for Humanity and a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America. She also received the Woodruff Scholarship in Journalism.

Compiled by Gardner Linn

Grad Notes

Mary Ann Smith-Janas (MA '90) has been named one of the "Top 40 Under 40" by Birmingham Business Journal. She is president and owner of Marketry, Inc., a market research firm with clients including Sprint and Johnson & Johnson. She also works with Bread & Roses, an arm of the United Way of Central Alabama that provides homeless women and children with food, shelter and clothing.

Frank Riley, Jr. (BSFR '71, MBA '73) of Hiawassee was inducted into AGHON, the honor society for agriculture, forest resources, and veterinary medicine. Renita Jones (PhD '94) was recently promoted to strategy/business analyst for the Fabrics and Fibers Business Unit of BP (formerly Amoco, Fabrics and Fibers Company). She also began the executive MBA program at Emory University in January.

Joy Elder Gorman (BSHE '68, MED '77) married Thomas M. Gorman Jr. on Aug. 19, 2000. They live in Watkinsville. Dr. Marihope Troutman (BSHE '58, EDS '74) has been elected to the Board of Education in Newnan. Mary Jo Beverly (BSHE '70) was elected to the Thomas County Board of Commissioners. Candice Logue Phelan (BSHE '71, MS '75) has been awarded the NOVA Award for leadership, the highest award given by Lockheed Martin. She lives in Derwood, Md. Sherry Thompson Shepherd (BSHE '72, MED '80, EDS '87) works for Morgan County Middle School in Madison. April Few (PhD '00) received the outstanding paper award from the NCFR Family Health Section. She is a faculty member at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Va. Alissa Marie Reinhart Wilson (PhD '00) is a nutrition scientist for Tropicana in Bradenton, Fla.

Garlon Rogers (BSF '61, MFR '68) of Chauncey is retired from the Cooperative Extension Service, where he was a county extension director. Johnnie Dekle (BSF '61, MFR '70) of Louisville was inducted into AGHON, the honor society for agriculture, forest resources, and veterinary medicine. Mary Elfner (MS '91) serves as executive director of the Coastal Georgia Land Trust in Savannah. She has conducted land and natural resource management programs on military bases across the United States, and she initiated the water conservation program for Savannah and Chatham County. She frequently makes presentations about planning and planting "wildscapes," which attract wildlife. Burton Dial (BSFR '97, MS '98) of Swainsboro joined Champion International Corporation's Gulf-Atlantic Region as a forest systems analyst in March 2000. Tommy Tye (BSFR '99, MFR '00) of Fernandina Beach, Fla. ( is working for Rayonier. He and his wife, Rhonda, have a daughter and became parents again on Feb. 6, with the birth of a son, Braxton Butler Tye. Bob Waddell (BSFR '98, MFR '00) is with the Peace Corps in Mongolia ( In May, he helped with a 10-day survey of the "massive argali sheep" in the Horidol Sardig mountains. In June and July, he conducted a survey of snow leopards in the remote Bayan Uul mountains in Hovsgol Lake National Park.


The New York Times once said of Leonard Postero (BS '43), he "looks enough like a bulldog to impersonate the University of Georgia mascot without a costume. He's got the paunch, the jowls, the bald head and, Lord, is he country."

But the sheer fact that the Times took notice of Postero, who died July 20, is evidence of the popularity of his "Leonard's Losers" radio show. Picking losers instead of winners was the Athens native's singular schtick, and Postero parlayed it into a radio network of more than a thousand radio stations around the world—from Athens' WRFC, where he taped his first show in 1958, to the Armed Forces Radio Network.

What made "Leonard's Losers" so popular was the twangy delivery and Hatfield-vs.-McCoys imagery that Postero's alter ego, Percy Peabody, used to predict the outcome of each weekend's college football games. Take last year's Georgia-Tennessee game, for example:

"Phillip Fulmer leads his Rifleman into the Athens Kennel for a shooting match with Jim Donnan's Pack of Drool Dogs. The Volunteer Army has owned the K-9s of late, while the Red Clay Hounds think its about time to sink their teeth into the Big Orange Rifle Brigade. The Knoxville Army is angry after last week, but the Athens Dawgs will get the job done. Leonard's Loser? Tennessee by 6." And, as we all remember, Georgia upset the Vols 21-10.

Postero professed to be right 72 percent of the time, but accuracy wasn't what he was all about. "People listen to me because they like the way I say it," said Postero. "I don't think they really care whether I'm right or wrong. It's just a helluva lot of fun!"

Kent Hannon

Aurelia Dunstan Wallace (ABJ '45, MA '46) is a retired English professor and a pioneer in the field of bibliophila (writing for healing). She has written 11 books and is working on the third volume in her five-volume history and memoirs. Kathy Schoch Ziprik (MA '83), the owner of Ziprik Consulting, recently celebrated her firm's fifth year of business. Bill Anderson (MA '93, PhD '00) and Tracy Vandervalk (MA '93) were married in Philadelphia on July 27. Bill is a professor at LSU. Tracy is in public relations at Manning, Selvage and Lee. David Hart (MMC '93) recently completed his third book, Mac OS X Web Server Handbook (Prentice Hall PTR, 2001). He is also the manager of external relations at the San Diego Supercomputer Center. Lance Porter (MA '98) is the director of internet strategy at Walt Disney Pictures in Los Angeles. Dane S. Claussen (PhD '99) was appointed associate professor and director of the graduate program in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at Point Park College in Pittsburgh. He was also formally named to the editorial boards of the Newspaper Research Journal, Mass Communication and Society, and the Journal of Media and Religion. Jennifer Wu (MMC '00) was inducted into Kappa Tau Alpha and is working as the coordinator of special projects for Queens College in Charlotte, N.C.

Robert Flournoy, Jr. (JD '52) of Marietta, Ga., retired from the Cobb County Superior Court in January. Richard Milam (JD '74) of Jackson was elected district attorney of Towaliaga Circuit. James Drake, Jr. (JD '75) of Savannah has opened his own law office, which is located at 7 E. Congress Street. Gary Jackson (JD '75) of Atlanta has been appointed city court judge by Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell. Tony Griffin (JD '76) of Tampa, Fla., has been selected for inclusion in the 2001-02 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the labor and employment category. Ronnie Joe Lane (JD '76) of Donalsonville was elected superior court judge for the Pataula Judicial Circuit. W. Clayton Sparrow Jr. (JD '76) of Atlanta has joined the Atlanta office of Seyfarth Shaw. Joey Loudermilk (JD '78) of Columbus was promoted to executive vice president for legal and governmental relations and general counsel of AFLAC, Inc. Benjamin Brinson (JD '79) of Claxton has been sworn in as a juvenile judge for the Atlantic Judicial Circuit. Shane Geeter (JD '79) of Milledgeville was elected chief magistrate judge of Baldwin County. Neil Gordon (JD '79) of Atlanta was elected to the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees. Joan Grafstein (JD '79) of Atlanta has been promoted to the position of senior associate general counsel at Emory University. R. David Ware (JD '79) of Duluth has joined the law firm of Constangy, Brooks & Smith, L.L.C. as a partner. Daniel McGinnis (JD '80) of Atlanta has become a partner in the Rogers & Hardin law firm. O. Lisa Dabreu (JD '80) of Burlington, N.J., is the first African-American woman to be appointed as director of the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights. She has also been appointed to the New Jersey Human Relations Council and to the New Jersey Governor's Study Commission on Discrimination. Timothy Floyd (JD '80) of Lubbock, Texas, has been named the J. Hadley Edgar Professor of Law at the Texas Tech University School of Law. Fredric Bright (JD '81) of Gordon has been re-elected district attorney of the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit. He is pleased to announce with his wife, Cinda, the birth of their second son, Richard Jacob, on July 17, 2000. Louisa Abbot (JD '82) of Savannah was named superior court judge for the Eastern Judicial Circuit. Patricia Griffith (JD '82) of Atlanta has been selected for inclusion in the 2001-02 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the labor and employment category. Michael McGlamry (JD '82) of Atlanta has become a named partner in the firm of Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick & Morrison, L.L.P. Ginger McRae (JD '82) of Decatur has joined Employment Practices Solutions as a consultant. Robert Middleton Jr. (JD '82) of Albany has left his partnership at Alston & Bird in Atlanta to return home to join the Albany law firm of Watson, Spence, Lowe & Chambless. James Rayis (JD '82) of Atlanta has joined the firm of Meadows, Ichter & Trigg. He will practice in the firm's corporate section and chair the firm's immigration section. Susan Rutherford (JD '82) of Atlanta has joined the firm of Gray, Hendrick & Edenfield, L.L.P. James Sibold (JD '82) of Dunwoody has merged his practice with the law firm of McCalla, Raymer, Padrick, Cobb, Nichols & Clark, L.L.C. Alvah Smith (JD '82) of Atlanta has formed the firm of Levine & Smith, L.L.C. with Jonathan Levine (JD '85). Shelley Rucker (JD '82) of Hixson, Tenn., is the first female fellow inducted into membership of the American College of Bankruptcy. Laurie Fowler (JD '83) of Athens has been awarded a gubernatorial commendation from Gov. Roy Barnes (AB '69, JD '72) for her support of his Community Greenspace Program 2000. She was also designated one of Athens-Clarke County's Ten Citizens of the Year for public service. Patricia Guilday (JD '83) of Marietta has joined the firm of Drew, Eckl & Farnham, L.L.P. Alan Shor (JD '83) of Dallas, Texas, has been promoted to president and chief operating officer at Zale Corporation. Kathryn "K.J." Tanksley (JD '83) of Atlanta has become associated with Browning & Tanksley, L.L.P. Cary Ichter (JD '84) of Atlanta has been elected to act as the managing partner of Meadows, Ichter & Trigg for 2001-03. Maria Sorolis (JD '84) of Tampa, Fla., has been appointed to the St. Mary's Day School board of trustees for the 2000-01 school year. Randall Coggin (JD '85) of Newnan has opened his own law office. Jonathan Levine (JD '85) of Atlanta has formed the firm of Levine & Smith, L.L.C. with Alvah Smith (JD '82). Benny Priest (JD '85) of Marietta has joined the firm of Drew, Eckl & Farnham, L.L.P. Alan Rothschild, Jr. (JD '85) of Columbus, a partner at Hatcher, Stubbs, Land, Hollis & Rothschild, has been elected a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Herbert Short Jr. (JD '85) of Atlanta has been named to the 2001 Georgia Chamber of Commerce board of directors. Phillip Wilkins (JD '85) of Carrollton received the 2000 International Sertoman of the Year Award in recognition of his civic activities and leadership. William Gentry (JD '86) of Marietta was sworn in as president of the Cobb County Bar Association, the second largest local bar in the state. Carol Buffum (JD '87) of Fredericksburg, Va., has associated with The Mediation Center, Inc. as a mediator. Charles Hicks (JD '87) of Stone Mountain has joined the law department of DeKalb County as county attorney. Kenneth Pollock (JD '87) of Atlanta has become a partner at Kilpatrick Stockton, L.L.P. Marjorie Fishman (JD '88) of Athens is with Alternative Solutions as a mediator. E. Gail Gunnells (JD '88) of Atlanta has become a partner at Long, Aldridge & Norman. James Jordan III (JD '88) of Lilburn is senior counsel with E-Business of GE Power Systems in Atlanta. David Maslia (JD '88) of Atlanta has become associate general counsel with Compucredit. Duane Sitar (JD '88) of Atlanta has joined the Atlanta office of Greenberg Traurig. Pamela South (JD '88) of Lilburn was sworn in as state court judge in Gwinnett County. Nancy Bills (JD '89) of Conyers has become associated with the firm of Walker & Waldrop. Dorothy Franzoni (JD '89) of Dunwoody is a partner at Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan. David Fugett (JD '89) of Pensacola, Fla., has become a named partner at Young, Bill & Fugett, P.A. Gregory McMenamyJr. (JD '89) of Atlanta has formed the firm of Mayfield, Commander & McMenamy, L.L.C., located at 127 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 720. Eric Miller (JD '89) of Atlanta has achieved board certification as a civil trial advocate through the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Susan Mullis (JD '89) of St. Simons Island married Kevin Gough (JD '87) on Dec. 30, 2000. C. Gregory Ragsdale (JD '89) of Lawrenceville has become a partner at Mabry & McClelland. J. Michael Boeck (JD '90) of Silver Spring, Md., is pleased to announce with his wife, Lara, the birth of their first child, Corinna Grace, on Oct. 28, 2000. Bruce Cohen (JD '90) of Atlanta is vice president and general counsel for the southwest region of Verizon, Inc. William Collins, Jr. (JD '90) of Atlanta has joined the firm of Burr & Forman, L.L.P., as a partner. David Matthews (JD '90) of Atlanta has become a partner at the firm of Weinberg, Wheeler, Hudgins, Gunn & Dial. Lisa Roberts (JD '90) of Newnan has opened her own law firm. Savannah attorney Mark Smith (JD '90) married Laura Greene (BSHE '84), who is a reference librarian at Armstrong Atlantic State University. W. James Sizemore Jr. (JD '90) of Smithville has opened his own law firm, Sizemore Law Offices, with offices in Leesburg and in Albany. David Smith (JD '90) of Newnan has been named a member at Constangy, Brooks & Smith, L.L.C. Eric Hertz (JD '91) of Atlanta has been certified as a civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Arnold Moore Jr. (JD '91) of Atlanta has associated with the firm of Morris, Manning & Martin, L.L.P. Michael Pruett (JD '91) of Athens has been named county attorney for Madison County by the Madison County Board of Commissioners. Lisa Wade (JD '91) of Atlanta has joined Swift Currie McGhee & Hiers, L.L.P., as a partner. Laura Watts (JD '91) of San Francisco has become a partner at Pillsbury Madison & Sutro. James "Josh" Wilson (JD '91) of New York has joined the firm of Parker, Duryee, Rosoff & Haft, P.C. Adam Aronin (JD '92) of Indianapolis has joined the national office of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity as director of risk management. Kelly Russell Caffarelli (JD '92) of Atlanta has been promoted to senior counsel at Home Depot, Inc. Warren "Wit" Hall Jr. (JD '92) of Atlanta has become a partner at the firm of Alston & Bird in their labor and employment law department. Paige Smith (JD '92) of Atlanta is pleased to announce her marriage to Stacy G. Freeman on Jan. 6. Stephen Brooks (JD '93) of Atlanta has joined the Atlanta office of Smith, Helms, Mulliss & Moore as a partner. Neal Callahan (JD'93) of Columbus has become a partner at the firm of Hatcher, Stubbs, Land, Hollis & Rothschild. Curtis Doster (JD '93) of Atlanta has joined GE Power Systems as e-business counsel. Robert Dulaney III (JD '93) of Atlanta has become associated with the firm of Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, L.L.P. J. Allen Hammontree (JD '93) of Dalton has been re-elected to a third term in the Georgia House of Representatives. Carla Johnson (JD '93) of Atlanta has become associated with the firm of Bird & Mabrey, P.C. Elizabeth Pope Holmes (JD '93) of Atlanta has become a member of Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick & Morrison, L.L.P. Thomas Cullen (JD '94) of Savannah has become a partner at Hunter, Maclean, Exley & Dunn. Edward Henneman, Jr. (JD '94) of Savannah has become a partner at Hunter, Maclean, Exley & Dunn. Frank Macgill (JD '94) of Savannah has become a partner at Hunter, Maclean, Exley & Dunn. Shell Rutledge (JD '94) of Marietta has become a partner at the firm of McCalla, Raymer, Padrick, Cobb, Nichols & Clark, L.L.C. Harry Tear III (JD '94) of Atlanta is pleased to announce with his wife, Jennifer, the birth of their daughter, Lauren Alina, on Sept. 24, 2000. John Webb (JD '94) of Stockbridge has become a partner at Smith, Welch & Brittain. Kris Bailey (JD '95) of Cary, N.C., was elected district court judge for North Carolina's 10th Judicial District. John Borden IV (JD '95) of Miami has become COO of LearningSoft Networks, an educational entertainment company building Internet sites for children. Blair Cleveland (JD '95) of Macon has become a partner at the firm of Martin, Snow, Grant & Napier. Erika Blum Johnson (JD '95) of Alpharetta is pleased to announce with her husband, Cliff, the birth of their triplets: Colton Michael, Jennifer Reagan, and Christopher Reagan, on Dec. 11, 2000. Elizabeth Thompson Kertscher (JD '95) of Decatur has opened her own law office at 114 Ponce De Leon Ave. Sami Malas (JD '95) of Atlanta has associated with Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, L.L.P. Gregory McCoskey (JD '95) of Tampa, Fla., has become a shareholder in the firm of Glenn Rasmussen Fogarty & Hooker. William Tanner (JD '95) of Charlottesville, Va., has joined the Lexis Law Publishing Co. as a legal analyst/editor. James Blitch IV (JD '96) of Atlanta has associated with the firm of Kidd & Vaughan. Cale Conley (JD '96) of Atlanta has formed the plaintiffs-side litigation firm of Conley, Sacks & Griggs. David Gruskin (JD '96) of Atlanta has been named regional vice president and managing partner of the Carolina office of The Partners Group. Sima Singadia Kulkarni (JD '96) of Atlanta is pleased to announce with her husband, Vishu, the birth of twin sons, Akshay Vishwajit and Akhil Vishwajit, on May 28, 2000. Christopher Moyen (JD '96) of Atlanta has associated with the Atlanta office of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue. Jason Rooks (JD '96) of Atlanta is pleased to announce his marriage to Amy Groves (JD '97) on Sept. 16, 2000. Mark Shaffer (JD '96) of Decatur has associated with the Atlanta office of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue. Toysha Flowers Sharpe (JD '96) of Albany has associated with Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers. Michael Smith (JD '96) of Savannah is pleased to announce his marriage to Jessica Lea Stadt on June 10, 2000. M. Leslie Watkins (JD '96) of Santa Monica, Calif., is general counsel with Sony's San Francisco digital music start-up division known as Unsurface. He will continue to be based in Los Angeles. William Weber IV (JD '96) of Atlanta has associated with Altman, Kritzer & Levick, P.C. Robert Alderson Jr. (JD '97) of New York has associated with Kramer, Levin, Naftalis & Frankel, L.L.P., in the intellectual property department. Michael Dickey (JD '97) of Lynn Haven, Fla., has joined Barron & Redding as a shareholder. Beth Dotson (JD '97) of Pensacola, Fla., has joined the guardian ad litem program of the First Judicial Circuit of Florida as the family law/criminal law coordinator for Escambia County. W. Thomas Lacy (JD '97) of Atlanta has associated with Chitwood & Harley in the complex litigation department. Jacob Maurer (JD '97) of Atlanta has associated with Bodker, Ramsey & Andrews, P.C. Amy Groves (JD '97) of Atlanta is pleased to announce her marriage to Jason Rooks (JD '96) on Sept. 16, 2000. Patrick Specht (LLM '97) of Maacksgasse, Germany, has associated with the Hamburg office of the law firm of Gaedertz. Kelly Casey (JD '98) of Atlanta has associated with Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, L.L.P. C. Andrew Childers (JD '98) of Decatur has formed the firm of Schlueter, Buck & Childers in Conyers. Melanie Winskie Crowe (JD '98) of Smyrna has associated with Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan, L.L.P. She also is pleased to announce her marriage to Bart Crowe on Aug. 19, 2000. Cameron Fogle (JD '98) of Washington, D.C., has associated with the D.C. office of Holland & Knight, L.L.P. He also is pleased to announce his marriage to Evelyn Rose Wright on Jan. 13, 2001. David Gessert (JD '98) of Avondale Estates has associated with Webb, Carlock, Copeland, Semler & Stair, L.L.P. Angela Briguccia Hitch (JD '98) of Atlanta has joined The Partners Group as a legal placement director. Martin Lynch (JD '98) of Albany is pleased to announce his marriage to Holly Hudgens on Sept. 9, 2000. He also has been appointed to a two-year term on the Albany Historic Preservation Commission. Stephen Marsh (JD '98) of Alexandria, Va., has associated with the Washington, D.C., office of Arnold & Porter. Leigh Martin (JD '98) of Decatur has associated with the Atlanta office of Butler, Wooten, Overby, Fryhofer, Daughtery & Sullivan. Chrisna Walker (JD '98) of Lithonia continues her association with the Atlanta law firm of Delvin & Robinson, P.C. Robert Alexander (JD '99) of LaGrange is pleased to announce his marriage to Lori Anne Lesslie on Nov. 4, 2000. Kerry Ingram Banister (JD '99) of Gainesville has been sworn in as assistant district attorney for the Enotah Circuit. Adam Caveney (JD '99) of Augusta has become a pro se law clerk to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. Demetria Gibson (JD '99) of Forsyth is pleased to announce her marriage to Richard Hadley Williams on Oct. 14, 2000. Julia Hill Jernigan (JD '99) and Keith Jernigan (JD '99) of Atlanta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Keith Alan, Jr., on Feb. 28, 2001. Melissa Peeler (JD '99) of Marietta has associated with Weinberg, Wheeler, Hudgins, Gunn & Dial, L.L.C. Anna Watkins (JD '99) of Athens has joined the Athens-Clarke County District Attorney's Office as an assistant district attorney. Murry Whitt (JD '99) of Montgomery, Ala., is pleased to announce with his wife, Carolyn, the birth of their son, Casey Alford, on Aug. 11, 2000. James Allgood III (JD '00) of Dublin is pleased to announce his marriage to Katherine Sinclair Hilburn. Kenneth Bruley (JD '00) of Atlanta has associated with Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, L.L.P. Lt. Shannon Drake (JD '00) of Hinesville is pleased to announce his marriage to Jill LaFountaine on Sept. 2, 2000. Lori Gelchion (JD '00) of Atlanta has associated with Rogers & Hardin. Joseph Habachy (JD '00) of Atlanta has opened his own law office and will specialize in entertainment law. Christopher Hoofnagle (JD '00) of Arlington, Va., has associated with the Electronic Privacy Information Center, Inc., in Washington, D.C., as legislative counsel. R. Lawton Jordan III (JD '00) of Atlanta has become associated with Davis, Matthews & Quigley, P.C. R. Bates Lovett (JD '00) of Atlanta is pleased to announce his marriage to Catherine Spalding Braswell on Dec. 30, 2000. Brian Meadows (JD '00) of Atlanta has associated with Needle & Rosenberg, P.C. J. Patrick Millsaps (JD '00) of Marietta has opened his own law firm, The Millsaps Firm, P.C. Stacie Sawyer (JD '00) of Baltimore, Md., is a staff attorney with the House of Ruth, a shelter for victims of domestic violence. Paul Smart (JD '00) of Cornelia is pleased to announce his marriage to Kristine Ann Chosewood on Dec. 16, 2000. Wanda Vance (JD '00) of Buford married Richard Keith Steele (BSEd '96) on May 13, 2000.

Kenneth Poe (BSW '83, MPA '86) was promoted to vice president of compensation, benefits and HR systems with the corporate Human Resources Group at S1 Corporation. Anurag Bairathi (MS '93) is a second-year MBA student at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, one of the top-tier MBA programs in the U.S. Ann Pitts (MSW '92) is the pain management coordinator at Program/Capital Region Family Health Center in Concord, N.H. She and her husband Jason have two sons, Parker and Bennett. Cristina Wilson Adams (MSW '95) of Port Saint Lucie, Fla., was named interim CEO for the United Way of St. Lucie County. She also serves as the agency's director of community services. Gabrielle Boeche Mitchell (MSW '97) is the executive director of Faith in Serving Humanity, Inc., in Monroe, an ecumenical outreach ministry offering emergency assistance to citizens of Walton County. Victoria Foss (MSW '98) lives in Reno, Nev., and works for the Washoe County Department of Social Services. She was married on June 30. Nick Ventimiglia (MSW '01) works at the Recovery Cafe in Athens. Keri-Lyn Wall (MSW '01) was awarded a presidential management internship at the National Institutes of Health by the Presidential Management Internship program. Nikiya Watkins (MSW '01) is a family assessor for Families First in the Atlanta area.

Compiled by Gardner Linn


Cedric Jordan of Athens, retired professor and entomology department head, died Feb. 2. He was a member of the Entomological Society of America, the Georgia Entomological Society, and the Georgia Association of County Agents. He served during World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps. Freddy Wittop of Tequesta, Fla., Tony Award-winning costume designer who later taught drama at UGA, died Feb 2. He is best known for his work on "Hello, Dolly!" for which he won a Tony in 1964; he created the sequined crimson gown that star Carol Channing wore while singing the title song. He worked on several other musicals, many with "Dolly!" producer David Merrick. Born in the Netherlands in 1911, he moved with his family to Belgium, where he apprenticed with the resident designer at the Brussels Opera. Moving to Paris in 1931, he designed for music halls, creating hundreds of costumes for chorus girls, as well as such stars as Josephine Baker and Mistinguette. He also studied Spanish dance and, in the 1930s, began a professional dancing career that led to an international tour with dancer Argentinita. He also toured with Pilar Gomez, Jose Greco, and Tina Ramirez. After retiring from the theater, he served as an adjunct professor of drama at UGA. He was chosen as the 2001 recipient of the Theatre Development Fund's Irene Sharaff Award for lifetime achievement in theatrical costume design.

Elena Diaz-Verson Amos of Columbus, a philanthropist and human rights activist who received international attention for helping Cuban refugees, died May 3, 2000. In 1993, she helped Alina Fernandez Revuelta, daughter of Fidel Castro, flee Cuba. The National Society of Fundraising Executives named her philanthropist of the year in 1996. She was born in Havana in 1926 and came to the U.S. to study journalism at the University of Miami, where she met her husband. She was a member of the boards of directors of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the State Botanical Garden. She received many awards for her humanitarian works and supported higher education by funding teaching chairs and other projects. Lois Turner Bice, a Meriwether County native, died Nov. 29, 2000. She retired from the UGA Cooperative Extension Service as a secretary. William Grant of Elberton, superior court judge for the Northern Judicial Circuit, died Dec. 28, 2000. After graduating with his law degree from Mercer, he became a partner with the law firm of Stapleton & Williford. Before becoming a judge in 1977, he served as attorney for the First National Bank for almost 20 years. He served two terms on the board of directors for the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce, was a trustee for the Elberton Civic Center, and was actively involved with the Kiwanis Club. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served during the Korean Conflict. Virginia Howard Illges of Columbus died June 14, 1998. Gerald Saunders of Columbus, owner and president of Alexander Brothers Lumber Co., died Jan. 20, 2000.

Sarah Garrett Adams (SNS '25) of Atlanta died Dec. 13, 2000, at the age of 94. She and her husband took over the Adams family store on the square in Decatur and also ran a ladies apparel shop, which she continued to run until her retirement in 1969. She was involved in several clubs and organizations and was a member of the Atlanta Women's Club for more than 55 years, having served on the executive board the entire time. For 14 years, she was a volunteer with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program at the Wesley Woods Retirement Center. At age 65, she started practicing yoga and mastered over 40 yoga positions. Mary Gholston Bell (SNS, ABEd '30) of Arlington, Va., died Oct. 21, 2000, at the age of 94. Geraldine Ellis Baker (SNS, BSHE '31, MSHE '32) of Prairieville, La., a retired teacher at Lafayette High School, died Dec. 26, 2000, at the age of 96. Ruth Tabor Fox (SNS) of Atlanta died Dec. 5, 2000. Before her marriage, she was employed by Georgia Power Co. as a home economist. She returned to working with Georgia Power after her husband's death and retired after a number of years as assistant to the executive vice president. She was involved in several organizations, many of which were women's groups. Included in her extensive list of activities were Sandy Springs Woman's Club, Atlanta Women's Chamber of Commerce, and the Pilot Club in Athens, Macon, and Atlanta. A member of Chapter O of P.E.O., she served as state president of the Georgia State Chapter, who named the Ruth Tabor Fox Scholarship Fund in her honor in 1985. Florence Guill Garner (SNS) of Buford died Jan. 17. She began her teaching career at age 19, but when she was married she left her profession because teachers were required to be single. During World War II, and again after her husband's death, she returned to teaching home economics, but also spent time sending home-cooked food to hospital patients and visiting the artist colony in downtown Buford. She was involved in missionary circles and study groups at First Methodist Church, which has named a circle in her honor. Josephine Harvey Graham (SNS) of Orange Beach, Ala., died June 29, 2000. Kenneth Keuper (SNS, BSEd '43) of Perry died May 23, 1997. Nita White Kinney (SNS), a native of Oconee County and a retired teacher, died Jan. 9. Mary Henderson Lunsford (SNS) of Winterville, a former teacher in Cleveland, died Nov. 29, 2000. She was a longtime resident of Detroit, Mich., where she was involved in numerous civic, community, and church organizations. Some of her many activities include president of Palestine Women's Association, secretary of Detroit New Century Club, various offices of Federation of Women's Clubs of Metropolitan Detroit, membership in the Mayor's Committee Keep Detroit Beautiful, the Michigan Society for Mental Health, and a 30-year membership in the Ahmose Chapter, Daughters of the Nile. Sarah Massey Reynolds (SNS, BSEd '37) of Columbia, S.C., a retired teacher, died Jan. 6. Kathleen Spratlin Wilson (SNS) of Hull, a Sunday School teacher at Hull Baptist for over 30 years, died Nov. 30, 1999.

Joseph Smith (AB '22) of Concord, Mass., a graduate of both Mercer and UGA, died Nov. 25, 2000. He was 99 years old. Leona Smith Adams (BSHE '26) of Washington, a retired school teacher and a member of Washington Women's Club and the Garden Club, died Jan. 4, at the age of 95.

Laodice Burt (ABEd '30, MA '42) of Crawford, a retired teacher and a pianist for Crawford Methodist, died Jan. 22. Byron Dyer (BSA '30, MSA '32) of Dahlonega died Dec. 14, 2000. He was a 1924 graduate of A&M College, now West Georgia College and State, before coming to UGA. He served as the Bulloch County extension agent for 25 years, was district extension agent, and retired from UGA in 1969 as chairman of the district agents. Over the years, he earned many awards and recognition for superior service. Anna Crabb Ponaras (BSPE '30, MSEd '37) of New York City, a retired teacher and cofounder, along with her husband, of the George Arthur Crabb Sr. Scholarship, died Nov. 11, 2000. Ann Dolvin Rozier (BSHE '31) of Macon, a UGA extension agent in Bibb County, died Feb. 14. James Isbell (ABEd '32, MEd '50) of Talmo, retired as a timber and cattle farmer, as well as a teacher after 42 years in both Georgia and South Carolina schools, died Feb. 18. Claude Lyle (ABJ '32), a retired lieutenant colonel with the U.S. Army, died Oct. 7, 2000. After receiving his commission from ROTC at UGA, he served in Georgia, Washington, D.C., the Far East and Southeast Asia, Colorado, and the Dumbarton Oaks and San Francisco Conferences on International Organization. He was a presidential courier for the Cairo Peace Conference. Clarence Paine (BS '32), an Atlanta native retired from Lockheed Corp., died Feb. 21, 2001. He was past president of the Atlanta chapter of the Georgia Council for the Blind and a former president of Peachtree Hurst Civic Association; he recently received his 75th year certificate as a member of Phi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Ruth Harrison Resseau (BSHE '32) of Dublin, a homemaker, volunteer, and philanthropist, died March 7, at the age of 92. She was a donor to the Mercer School of Medicine, where the library is named in her honor, and to Brewton Parker College, where the music room bears her name. She was involved in several community organizations, including the Homemakers Club, the Georgia Hospital Auxiliary, of which she was a former director, and the Middle Georgia Judges Council. Caribel Finger Sternbergh (BSC '32) of Wash., D.C., one of the first female attorneys in Georgia, died Dec. 1, 2000. She served on the staff of the governor in Georgia before moving to New York, where she practiced criminal law. She was a member of the federal bar and was admitted to the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court. An accomplished cellist, actress, rifle woman, and horsewoman, she helped establish both educational and vocational programs for women, helped set up libraries in public schools, and tutored immigrants for naturalization court. Dorothy Howard Tye (BSHE '32) of Harlem died Jan. 4. Annie Carlton Birchmore (BSEd '33) of Springfield, Va., a retired teacher and homemaker, died Jan. 5. John Brennan Sr. (AB '33, LLB '35) of Savannah, a law practitioner since 1935, died Feb. 14. Formerly a partner in the firm of Bouhan, Williams & Levy, he served as attorney for the Catholic Diocese of Savannah for more than 40 years. This service earned him, in 1961, the rarely bestowed honor of being named a Knight of St. Gregory by Pope John XXIII. In 1971, he was grand marshal of the famous St. Patrick's Day Parade, and in 1990, mayor John Rousakis proclaimed "John Brennan Day." He was involved in several other organizations, such as the Hibernian Society of Savannah and Savannah Council No. 631, Knights of Columbus; he was also a member of the state and American bar associations, as well as serving as president of the Savannah Bar Association. He received the Toby Buttimer Award and the Sertoma Club Service to Mankind Award. William Hamrick (M '33) of Unadilla died Jan. 6. Eugene Killen (AB '33) of Macon, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, died Nov. 28, 2000. Charles Reynolds Jr. (ABJ '33) of Atlanta, who worked in advertising, died Oct. 19, 2000. Jim Cobb (BSA '34), a retired entrepreneur and business owner from Lafayette, died Nov. 9, 2000. Evelyn Jernigan (M '34) of Norcross, retired from the IRS after 30 years, died Feb. 17. William Lawrence Jr. (BSC '34) of Atlanta, who retired in 1978 from the General Shale Corp., died Jan. 22. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having attained the rank of lieutenant colonel and serving in all five European campaigns during World War II. Madge Lesher (BSC '34) of Waycross, a retired assistant treasurer at UGA, died Jan. 14. Jack Ellard (LLB '35) of Cornelia died March 6. He served as an artillery officer with the U.S. Army during World War II, attaining the rank of captain. Later, he started the law firm of Frankum and Ellard, which still exists as Adams, Ellard & Frankum, P.C. He had extensive community and civic service involvement, including seven years as solicitor for the Habersham County Court and state senator for the 31st District in 1951-52 and 1957-58. He was also a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1960 and 1964. William Platt (M '35) of Middlesex, N.J., died Oct. 16, 2000. Margaret Woodward Reynolds (ABJ '35, MA '37) of Atlanta, retired as woman's editor at Atlanta North Star, died Dec. 24, 2000. Elizabeth "Wibbie" Blanchard Blasckshear (BSPE '36) of Decatur, a homemaker, golfer and gardener, died Jan. 26. Rosa Cassels Dyson (M '36) of Cairo, retired after 40 years as a home economics teacher at Cairo High School, died Feb. 13. Alma Jackson Fortson (BSHE '36) of Macon, a home economist and author, died Jan. 20. She also taught technical classes at Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins. Charles Martin (BS '36), a longtime resident of Savannah and local attorney for more than 40 years, died Dec. 5, 2000. Jesse Brannen Jr. (BSC '37) of Acworth, a retired CPA and member of the Georgia Bar Association, died Nov. 12, 2000. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, as well as a member of several community organizations, including the Kiwanis and Lions clubs of Smyrna. Julian Emerson Brown (BSA '37) of Monroe died Dec. 18, 2000. For 47 years, he worked with the Soil Conservation Service until his retirement in 1985. He then worked as a district employee for the Walton County Soil and Water Conservation District. He coordinated the district's conservation education program at all of the schools in Walton County, he wrote articles for the district's column in the Walton Tribune, and he is the namesake of the Julian E. Brown Environmental Study Area at Matthews Park. He received several awards for his work, including the Superior Service Award of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture and the SCS and the UGA Alumni Association's Distinguished Conservationist Award. Omer Franklin (AB '37, JD '39) of Duluth, a retired judge in the Southern Judicial Circuit, died Feb. 8. He practiced law in Valdosta, his hometown, for 21 years, served as superior court judge in the Southern District, and retired as general counsel of the State Bar of Georgia, of which he was a past president. He served in the U.S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps during WWII and was a member of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI. George Marbut (BSC '37) of Athens and Columbia, S.C., a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a retired clerk in the U.S. Postal Service, died Dec. 29, 2000. Margaret Futral (BSEd '38) of Savannah died July 3, 2000. Ward Elwin Holland (BSC '38) of Jacksonville, Fla., an athlete, veteran, and scholar, died Feb. 16. He graduated from UGA summa cum laude as valedictorian of his class, and went on to earn places in both the NFL Football Hall of Fame and the UGA Hall of Fame. He received the Bronze Star for serving in the Pacific with the 81st Infantry Division, and also served at the Pentagon during World War II, retiring as a colonel. From 1960-72, he served as chief of the audit division for the State of Florida, a division within the IRS. He received a special award from President Lyndon Johnson and two awards from the U.S. Secretary of State's office for his work on special assignments, including investigating organized crime. He was later a partner in the accounting firm of Tornwall, Lang & Lee until 1975. He was secretary/treasurer of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers football team until his retirement in 1991. William Johnson (BSF '38) of Greensboro, a retired forester and consultant at Georgia Kraft, died Nov. 18, 2000. He was former president of the American Cancer Society, Cemetery Association and Historical Society, and was a member of AARP and the Historical Preservation Committee Northeast Georgia Planning Commission. Margaret Flowers Rogers (ABEd '38) of Atlanta died Feb. 9. She served on the boards of the Atlanta YWCA and the Cobb/Marietta YWCA and was a former officer of the Colonial Garden Club, Women's Aero Club of Atlanta, and the Rabun Gap-Nacoochee Club. Virginia Forsyth Morgan (BSEd '38), a native and longtime resident of Cairo, retired as a public school teacher in Pine Mountain with more than 25 years of service. She died Jan. 7. Frank Morris (BSC '38) of Hartwell, retired founder of Frank D. Morris Insurance Agency, which he operated for 33 years, died Jan. 14. He was highly involved in his field, serving in insurance associations and organizations, and earning the Georgia Association of Independent Insurance Agents Presidents Citation. His community service included holding leadership positions in several clubs, such as the Hartwell Kiwanis Club, the Hartwell VFW, the American Legion, and the Hart County Chamber of Commerce. Paul Woody (BSA '38) of Sylvester died Dec. 14, 2000. Oliver Bobbitt (BS '39), a native of Charleston, W.Va., died Nov. 8, 1999. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II, he graduated from University of Virginia medical school after earning his degree from UGA. He served his surgical internship at Duke and retired as chairman of the Clinical Pathology Department at UVA. Joel Butts (BSC '39) of Monroe, retired vice president of Farmers Bank (now First American Bank), died Jan. 28. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served as a major with the 1st Armored Division and a tank commander in North Africa and in the Italian campaign. It was during this time that he met his wife, a member of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps. He was a member and former president of the Monroe Kiwanis Club. While at UGA, he served as editor of the yearbook. Martha McRee Matthews (BSC '39) of Athens, a former executive secretary to the deans of both the College of Veterinary Medicine and the College of Education, died Dec. 10, 2000. She was originally a high school business teacher, and she was the founder and president of PanAthenian Greeting Service for 25 years. William Parkman Sr. (BSAE '39) of Sylvester, county supervisor for Farmers Home Administration for 37 years and a farmer in Chula, died Feb. 17. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he held numerous offices on the local and district level for the Georgia American Legion. He was a scoutmaster for Boy Scouts of America and a recipient of the George P. Wright Senior Citizen of the Year Award. George Perry (AB '39) of Winder, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II who was retired from Winder Manufacturing, died Feb. 5.

Martha Bullard Coffield (BSPh '40) of Atlanta, a retired teacher and pharmacist, died February 14. A veteran of World War II, she was a nurse at a Louisiana POW camp. She taught math and science in the Dekalb County school system and also taught at Georgia State University and Georgia Baptist Hospital. Betty Rucker Griggs (BSHE '40) of Hartwell died Jan. 12. She was retired from the Hart County School System after 30 years. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, Hartwell First Baptist Church, UDC, and DAR. Edwin Herrington (BSC '40) of Waynesboro, retired owner of Herrington Agency, Inc., died Jan. 23. He was a retired brigadier general in the Georgia Army National Guard, a former member of the Burke County Board of Election and the Waynesboro Housing Authority, and a member of American Legion Post 120. Mack Lane (BSA '40) of Jonesboro died Jan. 3. He taught vocational agriculture in Lowndes County schools for 20 years. He worked in the Georgia Department of Agriculture as assistant to the commissioner from 1960-80. James Lassetter (BSAE '40) of Tallahassee, Fla., died Dec. 26, 2000. Jack Loizeaux (BSF '40) of Towson, Md., the first man to use explosives to implode a building, died Nov. 28, 2000. In subsequent years, Jack created the world's best-known demolition company with a string of firsts after his name, including tallest building ever imploded. He and his kids, who also worked in the business, did demolition projects for a number of feature films, including a memorable one in Will Smith's 1998 movie, "Enemy of the State" [see cover story in March '99 issue of GM]. Mildred Cooper Martin (BSHE '40) of Athens died Nov. 25, 2000. She was a teacher in Georgia and North Carolina for 42 years. Marlin Sanders (ABED '40) of Chipley, Fla., died Sept. 30, 2000. He was a teacher and principal in Georgia and Florida public schools for 26 years, and a professor at Georgia College and State University for 19 years. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Award for his service in World War II. Mary Briscoe Cooper (ABJ '41) of Athens died Feb. 2. She received a ministerial degree from the Christian College of Georgia, as well as a degree in interior design. She was an ordained minister and an office manager with Universal CIT. Sarah Whelchel Elchak (ABJ '41) of Fairfax, Va., died Jan. 31. She did secretarial work at Pulsecom, an engineering firm, in the 1970s. She served as assistant to the research director at the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation in the 1980s. Robert Groves Jr. (BSC '41) of Savannah died Sept. 1, 2000. He was retired from Strachan Shipping Company in Garden City. Virgil Harden Jr. (BSA '41) of Lake City, Fla., died May 5, 2000. He was a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force. He was a cattle farmer and a Shriner for 50 years. James Hartford Jr. (BSC '41) of Athens died Feb. 14. He served under General George Patton in World War II and was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, and Belgian Fourragerre. He retired from the Army Reserves as a colonel. He worked at Armstrong & Dobbs for more than 30 years and retired in 1980 as a vice president. He served as a deacon and elder at First Presbyterian Church in Athens, on the board of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, and was a member of the Athens Area Retired Officers Association. Buford Malone Jr. (BSA '41) of Monticello died Aug. 20, 2000. He was retired from the USDA Forest Service. Catherine Wing Jones (ABEd '41) of Greenville, S.C., died June 10, 2000. She was retired from teaching at Christ Church Episcopal School in Greenville. Lavinia Norman Mitchell (BSEd '41) of Roswell, a retired teacher, died Jan. 12. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. Watson Lamar "Swede" Tolson Jr. (BSC '41) of Addison, Texas, died Dec. 23, 2000. He was retired as regional sales manager at The Stanley Works. Rebecca Barker Cunningham (BSHE '42) of Atlanta died Dec. 29, 2000. She taught home economics and enjoyed creating ceramics. She was active in garden clubs and the Republican Women of Northside. Mary Newton Donovan (BSEd '42) of Atlanta died Jan. 7. She was a member of Phi Mu sorority, Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, the Colonial Dames of America, Madison Town Committee, and the Junior League of Atlanta. Grady Huddleston (BSA '42) of Fayetteville, judge of the Fayette County Magistrate Court, died Feb. 20. He served with the 34th Infantry Division in Europe in World War II, earning the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, and the European Theater Ribbon with two battle stars. After the war he represented Fayette County in the state House of Representatives for 14 years. He served in the Fayette County Magistrate Court for the last 13 years. Louise Hains Keuper (AB '42) of Perry died Oct. 10, 2000. She was a member of Chi Omega sorority, Phi Beta Kappa, and Perry Presbyterian Church. John Royall Jr. (BBA '42) of Decatur died Feb. 17. He earned a law degree from Emory University in 1952 and served in the 379th Bombardment group, Eighth Air Corps, in World War II. He was an associate broker at Century 21 Fossett Realty Co. in Decatur. He was a member of Decatur Presbyterian Church and worked with the church's Honduras Outreach program. Charles Torrance (BSA '42) of Milledgeville died Dec. 4, 2000. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He was also a World War II veteran and a retired colonel with the Army Reserves. He was a charter member of the Milledgeville Camp of Gideons International, a member of the Big Brothers of America, and a precinct manager for election polling in Coopers community. Clarence "Nub" Welch (BSEd '42) of St. Cloud, Fla., died Nov. 21, 2000. He lettered in football at UGA in 1941 and was a prisoner of war in Germany during World War II. He retired from the Army as a lieutenant colonel. Marianne Adair Wier (BSEd '42) of Murrayville died Feb. 28. She was president of Alpha Chi Omega sorority and the Panhellenic Council at UGA. She and her husband owned and operated the North Georgia Pecan Company. Frances Howell Beckemeyer (BSHE '43) of Atlanta, a professional genealogist, died Feb. 2. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, Mortar Board, and Phi Kappa Phi at UGA. After graduation, she worked as a reporter and photographer at the Atlanta Journal for two years. In the 1960s, she began her career as a genealogist. She taught continuing education classes at Clayton State College, Kennesaw State College, and Georgia State University, compiled the Georgia Colonial Conveyance Book and worked part-time at the Georgia State Archives in Atlanta. She was a member of the Georgia Genealogical Society and Georgia Professional Genealogists. Andrew Dudish (BBA '43) of Snellville died Jan. 19. A three-year letterman, he played on Georgia's National Championship team in 1942, and then professionally for the Detroit Lions, Buffalo Bisons, Brooklyn Dodgers, and Baltimore Colts. He joined United Family Life Insurance in 1954. His connection to football didn't end there: he raised money for youth sports facilities and coached youth football teams. Peter Rhyne (M '43) of Opelika, Ala., died Feb. 21. He was a farmer in Sumter County and a former mayor of Richland, Ala. He was a former president of the Americus and Georgia Jaycees, a member of the Lions Club, a Mason, and a Shriner. Jane Bowden Porter (BSPE '44) of Gainesville died Oct. 22, 2000. She was retired from the USDA with 20 years of service. She was a member of the Garden Club of Gainesville and the First Presbyterian Church. Robert Pryor Sr. (BSA '44) of De Soto died Jan. 29. He was a U.S. Marine Corps corporal during World War II. He was a retired farmer and agribusinessman, and a former member of the Sumter County Draft Board and the Sumter County Board of Education. He was a member of Leslie United Methodist Church, Sons of Confederate Veterans, and a Shriner. Annelle Williamson White (BSHE '44) of Macon, a dietary consultant, died Feb. 19. She was a member of Grace Primitive Baptist Church. Sarah Abbott Wildsmith (M '45) of Brunswick died Nov. 24, 2000. She owned Touchstone Ridge Estates, was a partner in C.V. Abbott Co., and owned and operated a dance school. She was the executive manager of the Glynn Federal Savings and Loan Association for 17 years and was an advisory director of the Georgia Savings and Loan Association. Julanie Brunson Hagan (BS '46) of Columbia, S.C., died Oct. 13, 2000. She volunteered with the Washington Street United Methodist Church Soup Kitchen and with Bradley Elementary School. She was named Senior Volunteer of the Year for Richland School District 1 in 1995. Philip Blanks (BSF '47) of Macon died Jan. 25. He was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and a veteran of World War II. He was a consultant and co-owner of B&B Pulpwood Co., and a past president of the Jones County Kiwanis Club. Mack Guest Jr. (BSA '47) of Bogart died Feb. 21. He served in the U.S. Army 387th Field Artillery Battalion during World War II. After graduation from UGA, he was a county extension agent in Terrell County. He went to work with the Georgia Farm Bureau in 1951 and pioneered their insurance program. He was the field staff director for the American Farm Bureau from 1961 until his retirement in 1988. Edwin Nelson Jr. (M '47) of Cordele, a retired landscape architect, died Dec. 11, 2000. Alexander Ashford (BS '48) of Watkinsville died Feb. 15. He was a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army until retiring. He served as a physician in Korea, Turkey, Lebanon, and Eritrea. He once assisted in an operation on President Eisenhower at Walter Reid Hospital and helped care for the president as he recuperated. In 1961, he cared for the King of Yemen after an assassination attempt. After being discharged from the Army, he practiced in Monroe until 1988. MacChesney Desmond (BSF '48) of Newington, Conn., died Feb. 8. He earned the Flying Cross in World War II and later served as a county forester in Georgia. He retired from Colt's Patent Firearms, where he was a quality control engineer. Benjamin Garvin Jr. (BS '48) of Atlanta, owner of Ben Garvin Electronics, died February 10. Calvin "Bunky" Hancock (M '48) of Savannah, a retired financial planner with IDS Financial Services, died Jan. 17. Robert Hendrix (BBA '48) of Columbus died Oct. 8, 2000. He served with the Army Air Corps in World War II. He was a co-owner of Hendrix/Baker Appraisal Services, Inc., and a past president of the Society of Real Estate Appraisers. Asa Lambert (BBA '48) of Savannah, an associate with Bankers Supply, Inc., died Dec. 28, 2000. After graduation he worked for Burroughs Corp. until retiring as district manager in 1981. He served in the Marines during World War II and participated in the capture of Saipan. He was awarded the Purple Heart. Ernest Partridge (BSA '48, MEd '54) of Ellijay, a retired vocational agriculture teacher, died Dec. 29, 2000. William Bartlett (BBA '49) of Atlanta, a B-24 Bomber pilot during World War II, died Feb. 5. Florence Grainger Brock (BSEd '49) of Atlanta died April 2000. Clarence Brown (BBA '49), a lifelong resident of Hinesville, died Feb. 17. A graduate of both Bradwell Institute and UGA, he was a postmaster from 1955 until his retirement in 1980 and served on the Liberty County Board of Education for 20 years. During World War II, he served in New Guinea. Billy Cain (LLB '49) of Buford, an attorney, died Feb. 1. Robert Connally (BBA '49) of Milledgeville died Jan. 21. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was retired from Industrial Welding and Supply Co. Theodore Fitz-Simons (AB '49, MA '57) of Mililani Town, Hawaii, died Dec. 6, 1999. Sherrod Hamilton of Jefferson, a retired pharmacist and U.S. Army veteran of World War II, died Jan. 16. Tom Hodges (BSA '49, MEd '50) of Elberton died Jan. 25. He was an Elbert County school teacher and retired from the Georgia Extension Service. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club for more than 50 years and a 50-year master mason of Philomathea Lodge #25 and a royal arch mason. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a life member of the 94th Infantry Division Association. He received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Gloria Love Johnson (AB '49) of Carlisle, Iowa, retired as executive vice president of Stitzell Electric Supply Co., Inc., died Nov. 30, 2000. Janice Miller Jones (BBA '49) of Atlanta, a homemaker and member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority, died March 6. Robert Kitchens (BSA '49) of Sylvania, a retired district conservationalist after 32 years, died Feb. 13. An Army Signal Corps veteran of World War II, he took part in the Battle of the Bulge and the Normandy Invasion. Robert Lanier (LLB '49), a lifelong resident of Statesboro and a practicing attorney since 1949, died Jan. 28. He served as solicitor general of Bulloch State Court for 20 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Ogeechee Circuit Bar Association, and the Bulloch County Bar Association. Lester Lundy (BSF '49) of Milledgeville, a registered forester with the Georgia Forestry Commission, died Feb. 25. In 1980, he retired as state assistant fire control chief. He was a World War II U.S. Marine Corps veteran, as well as a former member of the Society of American Foresters and the National Association of Foresters. Marvin Nodvin (AB '49) of Dunwoody, an attorney with The Nodvin Firm, died Feb. 25. He was a graduate of Armstrong State College, UGA, and Emory. Cheves Parnell (BSF '49, MF '50) of St. Simons Island, an employee with Hercules Inc., died Feb. 21. Cletus Peterson (BSPh '49) of Troy, Mich., a retired pharmacist and mayor of Fort Valley, died Feb. 6. Louise Avera Peterson (BSPh '49) of Troy, Mich., a retired pharmacist, died Jan. 17, 2000. John Thomason Jr. (BBA '49) of Burnsville, N.C., a retired real estate agent, died Jan. 7. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served in North Africa, Italy, France, and Germany. Annie Brown Wood (BSEd '49, EdS '70) of Ellenwood, a retired elementary school teacher, died Nov. 19, 2000. In addition to her degrees from UGA, she earned a T-6 and a master's degree from Emory.

Phil Beverly (BSF '50, LLB '53), a longtime resident of Jacksonville, Fla., died Jan. 15. He worked in the legal department at Atlantic Coast Line before becoming the company's general solicitor. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. William Dodd (BBA '50) of St. Simons Island, a retired salesman, died Oct. 31, 2000. William Hall (BBA '50) of Maxeys died Feb. 5. He worked as lease manager with Pontiac Master in Augusta, after retiring from GMAC after 35 years of service. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Joseph Harley (BBA '50), a lifetime resident of Savannah, died Nov. 23, 2000. A deacon and educator, he retired from the Baptist Sunday School Board in 1985. He was past president of the Savannah Exchange Club and past president of the Gideons International. He was also a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Robert Howalt (BBA '50, MBA '51) of Dalton died Jan. 20, 2000. Billie Uno Kask (BA '50) of Towson, Md., a chemistry professor, died March 9. He taught chemistry at UGA from 1963-66, then at Towson State, where he remained until his retirement in 1997. He had two general chemistry textbooks published. Neely Kemp (BSHE '50) of LaFayette died Oct. 18, 2000. She was a member of the Bryon Chapman Sunday School Class, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the LaFayette Women's Club. Carroll Cabaniss (BS '51) of Asheville, N.C., died Jan. 3. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. After completing his medical training and serving in the U.S. Navy, he practiced cardiology in Atlanta for eight years, serving as director of the Coronary Care Unit at Georgia Baptist Hospital. During his career, he was the first director of medical education in the Family Practice Program at the Medical Center in Columbus, associate professor in the Emory School of Medicine, assistant dean and associate professor at the Medical College of Georgia and adjunct professor of health sciences at Columbus College. From 1970-1982, he served as president of the Georgia Heart Association. Later, he was a professor and director of the Division of Cardiology at the University of South Alabama. In 1990, he moved to Asheville to run a private practice, which he did for five years before his retirement. Robert Lawrence Jr. (DVM '51) of Decatur, a retired veterinarian and owner of Lawrence Animal Hospital, died Dec. 24, 2000. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a pilot for many years and belonged to the Aircraft Owner and Pilots Association. He was a member of the American Veterinary Association and the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association. Harold Mann (BSAE '51) of Rocky Face, an insurance salesman and the first Republican state representative from Whitfield County, died Feb. 3, 2001. He had recently been elected to his sixth term in the House. He served as county commissioner in Whitfield County, where he lived for 50 years. In his legislative career, he voted against the recently approved state flag design change, supported legislation to give homeowners tax credits, fought for the rights of families of drug users to sue drug dealers, and waged a one-man war against litter. He moved to have chewing gum designated as litter, along with cigarette butts, in a bill that passed in 1997. "If we're going to save the world," he said, "we might as well save it from chewing gum, too." Melvin Martin (BSEd '51) of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., a retired health physicist at Charleston Naval Shipyard, died Jan. 8. A graduate of Emmanuel College and an honors grad at UGA, he received his masters from the Citadel, was a veteran of World War II in the U.S. Navy, and was a V.F.W. chaplain. William Newton (BS '51) of Moultrie, a retired physician of internal medicine, died Feb. 22. A graduate of the Bolleo Naval Academy, UGA, and the Medical College of Georgia, he served for one year with the Public Helath Service for the State of Mississippi before opening his own internal medicine practice in Moultrie, where he worked for the next 38 years. In 1979, he became the first full-time doctor of emergency medicine at the Colquitt Regional Hospital. Mary Andrews Scott (LLB '51) of Austell, mayor pro-tem of Thomasville, died Feb. 19. Nate Weatherford (ABJ '51) of Warner Robins, a district sales manager for Prudential Life Insurance for 19 years, died Feb. 20. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force and served in the Army, a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War. He earned the Chartered Life Underwriter and the Chartered Financial Consultant designations from the American College at Brwyn Mawr, Penn. Sam Caldwell (ABJ '52) of Decatur, Georgia's labor commissioner for 17 years, died March 3. When he resigned in 1984, no other department head had served as long in state government. During his tenure, the labor department evolved into a full-blown employment service. He led a 3,000-employee agency, enforced labor laws, and oversaw a trust fund for unemployment benefits. He sent "jobmobiles" into underprivileged areas and once phoned a rural sheriff to stop an eviction, saying an elderly black woman's welfare check was on the way. In 1984, he was convicted of insurance fraud, and served 17 months in the penitentiary, during which time he wrote his autobiography, The Sam Caldwell Conspiracy. In spite of his troubles, the labor department, under his command, ranked near the top among U.S. employment agencies in efficiency, productivity, and innovation. Thomas Dollar (BBA '52), retired president of Dollar Farm Products Co., Inc., died Jan. 10. A lifelong resident of Bainbridge, he was voted Ag Man of the Year in 1989, served on the Bainbridge City Council from 1961-65, was a state representative from 1965-68, and served as mayor from 1973-78. He was also a member of the National Peanut Board, director and vice chairman of Chem-Nut, Inc., founding director of Bainbridge National Bank, and past president of the Bainbridge Shrine Club. Quinton "Bob" Henry Jr. (AB '52, JD '57) of Rome died Feb. 17. Noah Jackson Jr. (BSF '52, MF '53) of Milledgeville, manager of wood procurement at S. Regis Paper Co. and retired from Amax Forest Products, died Feb. 27. He was a graduate of both UGA and Georgia Military College. Charles Kell (BSEd '52) of East Ridge, Tenn., a retired insurance agent, died Oct. 19, 2000. While attending UGA, he played on the baseball team. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a member of Crawfish Springs Lodge #300 A&FM, the American Legion Post #95 and the Elks Lodge. Vernon Rathmell Stephens (BSA '52) of Hogansville, a vocational agriculture teacher, died April 19, 2000. He retired from Hogansville High School in 1977. He was a member of the National Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association, a past vice-president of the Georgia Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association, and a past president of the Hogansville Educators Association. He was a longtime deacon and Sunday school teacher at the First Baptist Church of Hogansville and helped establish the Heard County Camp of Gideons. He was also a former member of the Troup County Board of Assessors, the Troup County Planning Commission and was past president of the Hogansville Kiwanis Club. Glynn Harrison (MEd '53, EdS '73) of Richmond Hill, retired from the Liberty County Board of Education, died Feb. 5. He had worked as a teacher in the public school systems of Bryan and Liberty counties for 37 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, having served during World War II, a member of the Georgia Retired Teachers Association, and a charter member of the Richmond Hill Lions Club. John Lott (BSF '53) of Forsyth, retired from Hardin County as a land surveyor and forester, died Jan. 14. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. John Peters Jr. (AB '53), a well-known Savannah businessman, died Feb. 13. He was chairman of the board of Savannah Distributing Co., as well as founder of John A. Peters Insurance and, later, Release Marine, a wholesale beverage company. He was a graduate of Riverside Military Academy and an Air Force veteran. Throughout his life he was active in politics and civic affairs. He was a member of the Gridiron Secret Society while attending UGA and, later, was active in several organizations, including the Metropolitan Planning Commission, the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Downtown Revitalization Committee. He was a member of the board of the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of Georgia and the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America. Elizabeth Eidson Allen (BSEd '54), a native of Athens, died Jan. 9. She taught at Princeton Elementary School from the 1940s-1960 and later worked as secretary at Tuckston United Methodist and as inventory controller for Athens Janitor Supply until her retirement. While attending Winterville High, she was a member of the 1936-37 state championship basketball team and a 1939 state tennis singles and doubles champ. John Cochran (BBA '54) of Columbia, Tenn., died Nov. 7, 2000. Norma Johnston Levings (M '54) of Atlanta, retired after 25 years of service with DuPont, died Nov. 18, 2000. Richard Belger (M '55) of Smyrna, a retired home builder and member of the National Home Builders Association, died Nov. 21, 2000. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and member of the Smyrna Nelms Lodge #323 F&AM. He cared for and fed domestic and wild animals andwild birds that he came across. John Bracy (AB '55, LLB '59) of Kingsport, Tenn., retired as vice president, secretary, and general counsel at Eastman Chemical Co., died June 5, 2000. John Kimbrough (AB '55) of Athens, retired from the UGA Procurement Department, died Feb 13. Suzanne Brown Latimer (BSEd '55) of Alexander City, Ala., retired after serving as librarian at Stephens School for 24 years, died Feb. 8. She was president of the Evergreen Garden Club and Delta Kappa Gamma professional fraternity, as well as co-president of Alexander City Arts, Inc. James Richards Jr. (BSPh '55) of Thomasville died Feb. 26. He was a retired pharmacist, having been employed by Murphy Drug Store and the Georgia Department of Agriculture. George Barthelmess Jr. (BBA '56), a native of Savannah, died Jan. 27. He was retired as a salesman with Akin Carpet Co. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War, past president of German Country Club and of AMBUC's, as well as a member of Coastal Empire Boy Scouts of America. William McEntyre (BSEd '56), a lifetime resident of Gordon County and a teacher for more than 50 years, died Sept. 29, 2000, at the age of 95. He was the oldest member of Sonoraville Baptist Church, had the largest turkey farm in the South, and, as a very progressive farmer, developed one of the first irrigation systems. Gerald McQuaig (MEd '56) of Buford died Feb. 5. He played football, basketball and ran track while attending Mercer. He played professional baseball for the Philadelphia Athletics in 1934 and, in 1937, moved to Buford to play for the Bona Allen Shoemakers through 1941. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army. He was a teacher, coach, and served as principal at Buford High, Duluth High, and Sugar Hill Elementary, from which he retired in 1975. Clark Shingler (DVM '56), a lifetime resident of Ashburn, died Jan. 12. He was the retired owner and operator of Animal Health Center in Ashburn. He held memberships in several organizations, including Georgia Veterinary Association and the Southwest Georgia Veterinary Association, the American Legion, and the Ashburn Rotary Club. In 2000, he received the Paul Harris Fellowship Award. He was also a member of the Navy League of the United States, having served on the USS Procyn, sailing into Pearl Harbor the day after the bombing. Robert Earl Braswell (ABJ '57) of Rentz died Feb. 13. He was a former sports editor and managing editor of the Tifton Gazette, former city editor and managing editor of the Valdosta Daily Times, and retired managing editor of the Albany Herald. He was a winner of the Georgia Associated Press Newswriting Award for Public Service and former chairman of the Georgia Associated Press News Council. He was a U.S. Army veteran and state vice president of the Future Farmers of America from 1952-53. Ann Garrett (AB '57) of Camilla, an English teacher and guidance counselor in the Georgia and Florida school systems, died Jan. 30. Edward Killorin (LLB '57) of Atlanta, a magna cum laude graduate of UGA and senior partner at Killorin & Killorin, died July 19, 2000. James Olin Murphy (BSA '57) of Snellville died Nov. 27, 2000. After his retirement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, following 35 years of service in soil conservation, he continued to be active as president of Olin Murphy Soil Surveys, Inc. He served as a staff sergeant in the Air Force in Europe. Jean Lacey Ruark (BSEd '57) of Gulf Breeze, Fla., retired as an elementary school teacher in Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida, died Feb 5. Ben Brinson Jr. (MEd '58, EdS '72) of Dublin, retired principal of Twiggs County High, died March 6. An Army veteran of World War II, he taught industrial arts and DCT at Dublin High. William Roebuck (BBA '58) of St. Simons, co-owner and operator of Roebuck Inc., died Nov. 21, 2000. He had served in the Army and was past president of the St. Simons Rotary Club. Robert Shepard (BSPh '58) of Warner Robins died Jan. 12. After graduating magna cum laude from UGA, he was co-owner of Norris Pharmacy until 1973, when he opened Shepard Pharmacy. He was an Air Force veteran, having attained the rank of airman first class. Clifford Cagle (ABJ '59) of Fitzgerald died Jan. 31. A Navy veteran, he was a retired public relations director with South Central Bell, was former president of the Fitzgerald-Ben Hill Chamber of Commerce, and was active on the State of Georgia Economic Development Committee. He was owner and designer of Mallard Point Golf Club. Edward "Sonny" Clayton III (BS '59) of Irwinton, an Army veteran and retired radiologist at the Oconee Regional Medical Center, died Nov. 9, 2000. Remer "Jeff" Roach (BSA '59) of Chula died Feb. 21. Retired from the soil conservation service, he was employed as a salesman at Vernon Co. Melba McCurry Spears (MEd '59, EdS '71) of Winter Park, Fla., a retired high school teacher and guidance counselor, died Feb. 24. She was a Sunday school teacher at the First Baptist Church of Milledgeville for 20 years.

Joseph Estes Jr. (BBA '60) of DeSoto, Texas, a retired regional manager for GAF, died Aug. 4, 2000. He and his wife ran a kennel, Wyrepatch, where they raised wirehaired Dachshunds. He was a member of several professional organizations, including the Houston Dachshund Club and the AKC. Charlie Harper Jr. (BBA '60) of Fairburn, a building and real estate professional with the Harper Group, a partnership he began with his son, died Nov. 30, 2000. He began his career as an auditor with the federal government, where he remained for 22 years, leaving as assistant regional audit director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In 1982, he purchased Travis Hardware, which he later sold before opening the Harper Group. James Thomas (BBA '60) of Augusta, a retired manager for Sherwin & Williams, died Feb. 17. Spencer Allen (AB '61) of Atlanta, a self-employed broker, died March 3. Throughout his life, he excelled at racquet sports and was an accomplished bridge player. Ray Bryant (MEd '61) of Moultrie, employed in the educational administration field, died Jan. 8. Harvie Jordan (BSF '61) of Cumming, longtime resources manager with the Army Corps of Engineers for Lake Lanier, died Jan 11. He joined the Corps in 1964 and worked his way up from a ranger to resources manager by the time he retired in 1997. After that time, he enjoyed gardening and spending time on the Monticello tree farm he inherited from his father. Janie Fountain New (MEd '61), a retired school teacher and owner of Elberton Furniture Co., died Feb. 15. Ferol Blanton Perkins (MEd '61) of Cairo, a retired school teacher, died Jan. 18. A graduate of UGA and Florida State, she taught school in Grady County Public Schools, taught third grade at Southside Elementary, was principal at Midway Public School, and curriculum director for Grady County Public Schools. She received the Distinguished Service Award for Supervision of Instruction for the state of Georgia. She was a member of the Moonlight Garden Club, Delta Kappa Gamma, the Honorary Teachers Society, and the Retired Teachers Association. William Smith III (BBA '61, JD '64), a native of Savannah, died Jan. 26. He was the only student in his class at UGA to pass the bar examination two years before graduating. He did pro bono work for students in Athens while still in school himself, and following his graduation he joined the Savannah law firm of John Sullivan. At age 25, he became the youngest state representative ever elected in Georgia, having to wait several months to take office because of the minimum age requirement. While in office, he served on the temperance committee. In the 1970s, he served simultaneously as city attorney and judge for Tybee Island. For the last 30 years, he practiced law and maintained a successful law firm. Mildred "Didi" West (BSEd '61) of Marietta died Jan. 3. George Copeland (BBA '62) of Augusta, an Army veteran of World War II and retired as administrative assistant to the chief of staff from the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, died Dec. 6, 2000. He was a volunteer at Friendship Community Center and a member of UGA's Alumni Association. Stephen Krissman (BBA '62) of Savannah, owner and vice-president, with his wife, of Punch & Judy, died Feb. 7. Walter "Jiggs" Richards (BBA '62) of Athens died Nov. 30, 2000. He was the owner of the Basketeria during the 1940s-50s and was original owner of the Quality Market. He served as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Glenn Boland Wommack (MEd '62) of Locust Grove died Aug. 14, 2000. Fred Hardy Jr. (BBA '63), a Macon resident for the last 25 years, died Feb. 16. He was director of administrative services for Dan River Inc. for two years and for Bibb Co. for 35 years. Joyce Keener Johnson (MS '63) of Greensboro, retired as a poultry parasitologist for the UGA Poultry Science Department after 33 years, died Jan. 25. Charles Bell (BSA '64) of Buckhead, a dairy farmer, died Dec. 5, 2000. Bill Burger (BSEd '64) of Atlanta died Nov. 18, 2000. Ernest Newsome (BBA '65) of Buckhead, retired as co-owner of Union Pharmacy, died Dec. 1, 2000. Majorie Crawford (BSEd '65) of Linwood, N.Y., died Oct. 30, 2000. James Flanagan (BBA '66) of Douglas, a retired mobile home salesman, died Feb. 24. David Graves (BMus '66, MMEd '72, EdD '80) of Gurley, Ala., a member of the music faculty at the University of Alabama-Huntsville since 1982, serving as chair of the department since 1986, died Jan. 23. Previously, he was at the University of Richmond. He was principle clarinetist for the Huntsville Symphony for many years, served as president of the Alabama Association of College Music Administrators, conducted more than 70 performances of the UAH Wind Ensemble, and was responsible for the university's accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Music. In addition, he was a member of the College Band Directors National Association and the Association for Technology in Music Instruction. He received many awards, including the UAH Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Award, and the College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Service Award. Charles Jones (AB '67) of Athens, retired from the American Oil Co. after 25 years and past officer of the TIP OFF Club, died Nov. 17, 2000. Pauline Dickson Nicholls (MEd '67, JD '83) of Athens died Feb. 3. A native of Liverpool, England, she was an attorney in private practice in Monroe. Before entering law, she had been an executive secretary at International House in Philadelphia and then at Westinghouse in Athens. She had also been a realtor-broker for a number of years, as well as a teacher, having taught first in high school in Ottawa, and then in the paralegal program at Athens Tech. She was a founding member of the Town and Gown Guild and acted during the 1970s. She was past president of the University Women's Club. An amateur writer, she was completing a children's book at the time of her death. Gerard Spratlin (BBA '67) of Jefferson, retired after 50 years of service with Jefferson Mills, died Dec. 23, 2000. He was a member of the Jefferson Rotary Club, was awarded a Paul Harris Certificate, and was recognized by the Mason Unity Lodge #36 for 50 years of membership. He was active in the First United Methodist Church, having served as chairman of the board of stewards and as a Sunday School teacher for 25 years. Evelyn Toler Bickford (MA '68) of Macon died Sept. 19, 2000. After earning degrees from Berry College and UGA, she earned her doctorate at Georgia State. A math instructor for more than 32 years, she was coordinator of mathematics education in the Division of Learning Support at Macon State College. Thelma Terrell Crawford (AB '68, MEd '73) of Flovilla, retired as a teacher and counselor in the Butts County School System after 29 years, died Feb. 25. Bill Eckhardt (BBA '68, JD '71), a longtime Albany resident and attorney with John M. Beauchamp & Associates, died Dec. 8, 2000. He received various legal honors over the past 10 years. James Gray Jr. (AB '68) of Albany, retired publisher and editor of the Albany Herald, died Jan. 8. He served as a captain in the Army Special Forces, did four tours in Vietnam, and was awarded two Silver Stars. He returned to Albany in 1972 as a staff writer at the Herald, and by 1986 had achieved the position of editor. He was formerly a president of the Associated Press, leading to the establishment of a bureau in Albany. He was also a former president of United Press International; under his leadership, the Herald won several news writing awards, including the prestigious Sweepstakes Award given by AP and UPI. He served two terms as chairman of the Albany Chamber of Commerce, founded the Albany-Dougherty Economic Commission, and served as chairman for several years. He was active in several civic and community organizations, including the Albany Boy's Club and the Albany Rotary Club. He served as chairman of the United Way of Southwest Georgia for two years and rewrote the bylaws, which now serve as the standard for the United Way nationwide. David Hill (BBA '68) of Birmingham, Ala., a member of Chi Psi fraternity while at UGA, died Jan. 14. George Purdy (MEd '68) of Savannah died June 17, 1995. Wiley Reid Carlton (BSA '69) of Funston died March 3, 1999.

Ruth Shippey Austin (MEd '70) of Atlanta, a graduate of Agnes Scott College and UGA, died Dec. 1, 2000. She retired in 1981 after 27 years as an educator in the Dekalb County School System, having been named teacher of the year in 1972. Howard Bone (BBA '70) of Atlanta, president of the Atlanta Safety Group, died Dec. 30, 2000. John Wildman (PhD '70) of Athens, president of Wildman Management Co., died Feb. 11. Diane Bailey Frost (BSEd '72, MEd '74, PhD '76) of New Orleans, La., a sexology specialist and marital counselor, died Oct. 2, 2000. She and her husband owned the Frost Foundation from 1981-85; later, she worked for West Bank Center for Psychotherapy and Metairie Center for Psychotherapy, and then Psychotherapy Center. Since 1990, she had a private practice. She was a member of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists, American Board of Sexology, diplomat and board certified sex therapist, and a clinical fellow of American Academy of Clinical Sexologists. Charles Moore (BSPh '73) of Adel, employed with the Medical Arts Pharmacy, died Sept. 23, 2000. Charles Rierson Jr. (EdD '73) of East Bend, N.C., an orchestra and band teacher, died Nov. 19, 2000. Born in Winston-Salem, he earned a bachelor's degree at UNC-Chapel Hill before entering the U.S. Army, where he served as a trumpet player and band director. He then returned to UNC to complete his master's. He taught band in the Greensboro Public Schools before earning his doctorate at UGA, for which he wrote a dissertation that catalogued the music library of Old Salem. He continued teaching band and orchestra in public schools while raising his family. He retired in 1990 as a the orchestra director at Grimsley High School. He was an Eagle Scout and active Scoutmaster, and he enjoyed amateur radio and working on his family farm in Yadkin County. Larry Rogers (BSFR '73) of Macon, employed in data communications with Pro Comm Systems, Inc., died Jan. 9. Joan Stankavage Chamberlain (BSEd '74, MEd '77), an Athens resident for 30 years, died Jan. 8. She had been a teacher at Gaines School Elementary and was owner and manager of Klassics Lounge. Susan Landrum (JD '75) of Jasper, an educator and lawyer, died Feb. 10. After receiving her master's degree from Emory, she served as an assistant professor at Gainesville College and was selected as an Outstanding Educator in America in 1972. In 1975, she graduated cum laude from the UGA law school and entered private practice in Ellijay, where she worked until becoming a partner with Landrum & Landrum in 1985. She was active in several civic organizations. Dwight Love (PhD '75) of Lilburn, a mathematics teacher at Greater Atlanta Christian School, died Jan. 29. Over the course of 20 years, he coached the school math team to seven state championships and coached the Georgia team to the national American Regional Math League Championship in 1992. He started the advanced placement math classes at his school, taught in the Governors Honors Program, and was chairman of the Georgia Mathematics Conference for three terms. He was selected as STAR teacher at GACS nine times. He began the largest math tournament in the Southeast, drawing more than 70 teams together; the tournament has been named in his honor. He was also a photographer, having once had a wedding photography business on the side. Ernie Bahns (BSEd '76) of Staten Island, N.Y., employed in sales with Village Hardware, died Aug. 13, 2000. Ernest Forbus (BLA '76) of Columbus died Dec. 3, 2000. He was the first landscape architect in Columbus, past president of the American Society of Landscape Architecture(Georgia Chapter), and former member of the Downtown Rotary Club of Columbus. Marcy Shull Browne (BBA '77) of Watkinsville, a real estate developer through her company, Habitat, died March 2. She was active in local, state, and national associations of realtors. She was serving her second term as chairperson of the Equal Opportunity Committee for the local board of realtors. In recent months, she was organizing a project to build a ramp and walkway from Athens Heritage Home, a home for the elderly, to Bishop Park. Tommie Taylor Gaines (BSEd '77) of Elberton died Dec. 18, 2000. After 13 years of service, she retired from teaching at Beaverdam Elementary. John Jarrard (ABJ '77), a Nashville songwriter with the Maypop Music Group, died Feb. 1. Working in collaboration with his songwriting partner, Bruce Burch (BSEd '75), he had a total of 11 number-one country hits—which were recorded by the likes of Don Williams, Conway Twitty, and Alabama. He continued writing while overcoming diabetes. He was declared legally blind in 1979. Before his legs were amputated in 1997, he had rapelled down the ASCAP building to raise money for the school for the blind in Nashville. His most recent song, yet to be recorded, is "Music to My Ears," about a Southern boy's return home [see Laura Wexler's award-winning feature story on John and Bruce in the Dec. '97 issue of GM]. Lance Rabb (BBA '77) of Calhoun died Jan. 3. Bob Brown (BBA '78) of Peachtree City, captain of the 1975 swim team at UGA, where he held many records, died Jan. 6. Daniel Morrell (BSA '78) of Camilla died Nov. 4, 2000. He was a farmer, former president of Mitchell County Farm Bureau, and former chairman and member of Westwood Schools Board. Michael Burton (BBA '79) of Cornelia died Feb. 16. Formerly a paralegal, he was employed by Vencor as a physical therapy assistant, working at nursing homes in Baldwin and Elberton. Kermit Hancock Jr. (BBA '79) of Tallahassee, Fla., a risk management specialist, died Feb. 18.

Pamela Pridgen Findley (BSEd '85), a school teacher and native of Savannah, died Feb. 18. Hilah Smith Gugino (PhD '87) of Greensboro, a graduate of Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, Medical College of Georgia School of Nursing, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory, the psychology department at Emory, and UGA, died Dec. 7, 2000. She was a psychiatric nurse with the Clarke County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center and was director of the psychiatric unit at Athens Regional Medical Center. She served as professor of psychiatric nursing at the MCG and as a counseling psychologist at the UGA health center. Julie Clark Keller (DVM '88) of Columbia, S.C., a veterinarian, died Oct. 9, 2000. Sean Styles (AB '88) of Atlanta, an architectural historian with the U.S. Park Service, died Feb. 22. He researched and wrote studies of national battlefields and parks as well as the official NPS Blues Heritage Trail Web site. He was was a member of the Gamma Sigma Delta and Sigma Pi Kappa honors societies, and at the time of his death he was working toward a master's degree in historic preservation at UGA.

Rhonda Harrison (BSEd '90) of Athens, a mathematics instructor at Truett McConnell College in Toccoa, died Jan. 10. Patsy Guin Sloan (EdS '90) of Kennesaw, retired after 20 years as a teacher at Sprayberry High School, died Nov. 26, 2000. Chris Werk (BBA '99), a resident of Jackson Hole, Wyom., died Dec. 2, 2000. An avid outdoorsman, he attained his Eagle Scout rank prior to enrolling at UGA. He was an active member of the American Whitewater Association and enjoyed participating in professional competition. He recently earned his certification to become a whitewater kayak instructor for all levels.

Elizabeth Meyer (M '00) of Athens died Oct. 2, 1999. Michael Hargrove (BS '01) of North Augusta, S.C., a chemistry major, died June 24.

Kenneth Koster of Marietta died July 20. Gilbert Murrah Jr. of Bainbridge died July 24. Erik Norman of Lexington died May 26. Erik Powell of Snellville died July 3. Vivek Patel of Dry Branch, a rising sophomore in business, died May 21.

Compiled by Erin Tecza and Gardner Linn

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