September 2002: Vol. 81, No. 4
Class Notes, Grad Notes, and Obituaries
Charles Franklin (BSF '39) of Livingston, Texas, has managed 60,000 acres of forestland since 1948.
INSPIRED BY CERVANTES' MUSE
In the converted library of his English-style cottage, Stephen Doster pored over his first novel, typing dutifully until midnight at least four nights a week. "The muse that got hold of Cervantes grabbed me by the collar and wouldn't let go until I was through," says Doster (BBA '83), who wrote Lord Baltimore after a full day of work at a Nashville insurance company. Doster's wife, Anne Mattingly Doster (ABJ '82), a tutor, was his in-house editor.
In the pattern of Don Quixote, which Doster read just before starting his novel, Lord Baltimore (John F. Blair, 2002) recounts the adventures of a roguish protagonist. The setting is the Gullah culture of south Georgia, and the time is the present. Ensworth Harding, the main character and narrator, is a rich kid who lounges at the local golf club. On his 18th birthday, his tight-lipped father drops him off at the end of the Old Coastal Highway. "I have a gift for you," he tells Ensworth. "See that open road? Your destiny lies down there. Don't let me hear a peep from you until you reach the end of this road."
Ensworth soon encounters Lord Baltimore, a Keds-wearing member of English royalty with a long beard and an affinity for cigars. "I was literally going on the trip with these guys, up Highway 17 to Savannah, wondering what was going to happen next," says Doster. "It was fun!"
Doster wasn't able to include all of his ideas in 100,000 wordsthe standard limit for a first noveland, thus, plans to write a sequel to Lord Baltimore that begins on North Campus after Ensworth's freshman year at UGA. His wife-editor Anne is among those who can't wait to find out what happens next.
Diskin Morgan (BS '50) of Douglas has been serving the medical needs of Coffee and surrounding counties for 32 years. He is married to the former Dorothy Phares, with whom he has two sons and a daughter. W.J. (Dub) Greenway (DVM '51) of Roswell was honored with the J.T. Mercer Lifetime Achievement Award. After returning home from World War II, where he was awarded for his service, Greenway entered the first class of UGA's College of Veterinary Medicine. He considers the guidance and training of many young veterinarians as his greatest contribution to the profession. Millard Grimes (ABJ '51) of Athens is the president of Grimes Publications of Georgia, a company that has published five weekly newspapers in Georgia. Grimes Publications acquired The Phenix Citizen, Phenix City, Ala., in May 2002, a newspaper that Grimes founded in 1955. Albert Fendig (AB '53, LLB '58) retired in 1999 after 42 successful years as a trial lawyer, and has since spent his time painting, growing flowers at his St. Simons Island home, and working with the Friends of Georgia State Recreation to support state-run parks and historic sites.
Norman Fletcher (AB '56, JD '58) of Atlanta has announced that he will seek another term on the Georgia Supreme Court. He was appointed to the Supreme Court by Gov. Joe Frank Harris in 1989, and was elected to two six-year terms in 1990 and 1996. He was named Presiding Justice in June 1995. Fletcher and his wife are natives of Fitzgerald. Newton High School basketball coach Ron Bradley (BSEd '57) of Loganville received a standing ovation at a Georgia basketball game in recognition of being the second-winningest active coach in the U.S. Bobbie J. Butler (BSA '59, DVM '62) of Matthews, N.C., received the UGA vet school's Distinguished Alumni Award in April. He owned and operated eight veterinary hospitals in Charlotte, N.C., until he retired in 1990. Butler traveled to Antigua several times to improve the condition of livestock and assist Antiguans with food production.
James Eidson (DVM '60) won the Distinguished Veterinarian Award for service to the community and profession. He is currently practicing at Clemson. L. Scott Morley (DVM '60) of Fernandina Beach, Fla., was given the Gold Star Award by the Florida Veterinary Medical Association for his outstanding service to the veterinary profession. Gene Mac Winburn (JD '61) of Athens has been named President of the International Society of Barristers, an organization dedicated to the quest for justice, fair play, and excellence in advocacy. He practices law with Winburn, Lewis, Barrow and Stolz, P.C., where he has been for 20 years. Winburn has been married to wife Beverly Wynne for 41 years. Melvin Davis (BSA '62, MAEX '69) has been elected to the board of trustees of Truett-McConnell College by the Georgia Baptist Convention. He retired from the UGA Cooperative Service in 1993 and is now chairman of the Oconee County Commission. Bobby Parham (BSPH '63) of Milledgeville has been a state legislator for the 122nd District since 1975. He has received the 2002 Service Award from Georgia Military College, where he earned his high school diploma in 1959 and a junior college certificate in 1960. His first elected post was two four-year terms as a Baldwin County commissioner. He has been recognized numerous times as a pharmacist and as a public servant, most recently as recipient of the Hubert Humphrey National Leadership Award. Larry Hand (ABJ '64) is the author of a novel, Whiskers on Pine. He lives in Alpharetta with his wife, Midge, and is working on his second novel, The Live Oak.
Larry Corry (DVM '66) of Loganville was elected to the AVMA Executive Board, where he will represent Florida, Georgia, and Puerto Rico in the newly reconfigured District IV. He was named Veterinarian of the Year in 1992 for the GVMA, and he currently practices small animal medicine in Atlanta. John Krulic (BSPH '67) of Savannah, a clinical pharmacist at St. Joseph's/Candler Health Systems in Savannah, was elected Pharmacy Preceptor of 2000-2001. He gave an address at the 2000-2001 Pharmacy Honors Banquet. Edward Milligan (BBA '67) of Marietta, Ken Thigpin (BBA '63) of Dallas, Lee Scroggins (AB '65) of Atlanta, and Kessel Stelling Jr. (BBA '78) of Marietta appeared in a community bankers feature in the Marietta Daily Journal in April. Milligan is CEO of Main Street Bank in Kennesaw, and Thigpin is president and CEO of Georgia State Bank. Scroggins is president and CEO of Community Bank of the South, and Stelling is the CEO and chairman of Riverside Bank in Marietta. Jerry Blackstock (JD '69) chair of Hunton & Williams' Litigation Team in Atlanta, was presented the prestigious Tradition of Excellence Award by the General Practice & Trial Section of the State Bar of Georgia. The award is presented each year to the top four lawyers in the following categories: defense, plaintiffs, general practitioner, and judicial. Eddie Wiggins (BBA '68) of Warner Robins received the highest honor that UGA's Terry College of Business can bestow on its alumnithe Distinguished Alumni Award. Wiggins is a car dealership owner, Robins Air Force Base activist and Museum of Aviation supporter; the award focuses on community involvement.
Roy Brogdon Jr. (BSA '70, DVM '73) of Cleveland, Ga., received the UGA vet school's Distinguished Alumni Award. Brogdon established the Cleveland Veterinary Hospital, becoming one of the first veterinarians to practice in that area of Georgia, and he acquired and established an additional eight veterinary hospitals in northern Georgia and North Carolina.Judson Huff (AB '70, JD '73) announced that he is running for judge of the Superior Court of the Western Judicial Circuit. He has practiced civil, criminal, probate, and real estate law in Watkins- ville since graduation, as well as serving as a Small Claims Court Judge. Huff married the former Pat Miller while in college, and their two children attend UGA. Tony Melton (BSEd '70, MEd '75, EdS '80) of Marietta is principal of Hightower Trail Middle School. He has been named "Advocate of the Year" by the Georgia Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Jimmy Tuggle (BSEd '70, JD '74) of Carrollton is solicitor of Carroll County. He was named 2001 Solicitor of the Year by the Solicitor General's Association of Georgia. For a short period during summer school, both of his children were students at UGA. Tuggle's daughter Summer was finishing her master's in middle grades education and his son Tyler was attending Freshman College. Charles Ira Stein (BSPH '71) of Ormond Beach, Fla., married Suzanne Worman in August 2001. He earned his medical degree from the University of Guadalajara/Georgia joint program and served a residency in OB/GYN at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. David Wilson (ABJ '71) owns CU Market Research and also serves as executive vice president of the Tennessee Credit Union League, a state trade association. He and his wife, Chelia, live in Chattanooga, Tenn. Michael Martin (BS '72, MS '75, PhD '79) of Dekalb, Ill., has been named director of the University Honors Program at Northern Illinois University. He maintains his faculty appointment as professor of family and child studies in the School of Family, Consumer, and Nutrition Sciences.Dan Amos (BBA '73) of Columbus (see cover story in June '01 issue of GM) was the speaker at Terry Third Thursday at the UGA Alumni Club in Atlanta, where AFLAC's CEO explained how he chose the duck as the company's advertising icon. "I remember calling on a friend of mine who's a CEO and I tried to explain to him what the duck was like . . . I realized he thought I was crazy,"said Amos. Heartened by test results that showed the duck commercial outscoring one starring Ray Romano, Amos decided to run the commercials without telling the board. "It's become a pop icon," Amos told his audience."It has truly branded our company in a way that has helped us to no end." Amos was named president of AFLAC in 1983, and he assumed the role of CEO in 1990. He is a former chairman of the UGA Foundation Board of Trustees. Larry Edwards (BBA '73, MBA '74) of Dunwoody was recently elected president of the Retail Packaging Manufacturer's Association, of which he has served on the Board for eight years. He also serves as treasurer of the Board of Trustees for the Senior Citizen Services of metropolitan Atlanta, the oldest Meals on Wheels provider in the city. He is also in his second year on the Board of the UGA Alumni Association. Fred Manget (AB '73) of Potomac Falls, Va., is the Deputy General Counsel of the CIA. He was presented with the Attorney General's Distinguished Service Award for support of the successful U.S. prosecution of the terrorist bombers of the U.S. Embassies in Tanzania and Kenya. Manget is stationed just outside the District of Columbia at the Agency Headquarters. Charles Hendrix (DVM '74) of Auburn, Ala., was selected as a 2002-2003 AVMA/AVMF Congressional Science Fellow. He was chosen along with two other veterinarians from a pool of 16 applicants. As a fellow, Hendrix hopes to innovatively use veterinary medicine to promote human health and prevent disease. He currently teaches at Auburn University. Shirley Williams Whitaker (MEd '74, EdS '76) of Gainesville is retiring after 36 years in education. She began teaching at age 19 at Riverbend Elementary School, quit her career for 11 years to raise three sons, and then moved up the ladder to become a principal at Fair Street School, Enota Elementary, and Centennial. She plans to spend more time with family, travel, and tend to lay duties at St. Paul United Methodist Church. James Martin (BSPH '74) of Statesboro has been elected president of the National Community Pharmacist's Association. He serves as executive director of the Texas Pharmacy Association, and is past chairman of the board and president of the Georgia Pharmacy Association. He is also co-owner of College Pharmacy Inc., a five-pharmacy corporation in Statesboro. In 1996, he was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives where he served two terms. He is the recipient of the Phi Delta Chi Pharmacist of the Year Award in Georgia and the Bowl of Hygeia. Frank Schlier (BBA '74, MBA '75) has joined MasterCard International in Purchase, N.Y., as senior vice president of Payment Systems Research. Prior to joining MasterCard, Schlier served for seven years as group vice president, Financial Services Research for Gartner Group Inc. Joseph Beebe Wilkinson Jr. (ABJ '74) of Sandy Springs was presented with the Lambda Chi Alpha Hall of Fame Award at the Lambda Chi Alpha Regional Leadership Conference in Atlanta. Wilkinson has been a member of the Georgia House of Representatives since 2000, and he is also senior vice president for corporate communications at Progeny Services. Wilkinson is one of five members who will receive the award this year out of Lambda Chi Alpha's more than 240,000 initiated members.
Darrell Huckaby (BSEd '74, MEd '96) of Conyers believes the best living is found in small Georgia towns, so he wrote four humorous books about it. He signed his books at the Southland Jubilee in April. He lives with his family on a Rockdale County farm and is a regular columnist in the Rockdale Citizens newspaper and DawgLife magazine. Joe Hutchins (BSPH '76) of Winder has announced his intentions to seek the District 24 House of Representatives seat, which covers a portion of Jackson County. His major concerns include balanced growth, farming-related issues, and education. He has served on the Barrow County Board of Education for 14 years, and he is a retired COO and CEO of a hospital. William Lazenby (DVM '76) of Fort Lawn, S.C., was elected president of the South Carolina Association of Veterinarians. John Meier II (BSA '78) has been promoted to vice president of Synovus Financial Management Services. He previously worked for Security Bank and Trust Company as the residential lending manager. Currently, he is president of the St. Teresa School Board and a member of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce, the Dougherty Bar Association, and the State Bar of Georgia. Pamela Murray Parks (BSHE '78) of Athens, a mortgage lender with Synovus Mortgage Corp., has joined Athens First Bank & Trust Co. Jeff Grosoff (BBA '79) of Alpharetta has been promoted to a partner in HA&W, Georgia's largest independent accounting firm. He leads HA&W's Peer Review and Audit Committee.
Jane Killian Garrison (ABJ '80) is the Public Services Librarian in the library at the FBI Academy. She is also an instructor at the Academy in conjunction with the University of Virginia. Lee Porter (AB '80) of Alpharetta, a RE/MAX agent for 14 years, recently switched to the RE/MAX Greater Atlanta-Duluth office. Ellen Crane Schulman (ABJ '81) recently established Proseplus, Inc., a public relations, marketing, and writing consulting firm in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Schulman and her husband, Howard, have a 3-year-old daughter and 19-month-old twin daughters. Gail Rogers Crawford (BSEd '82, MEd '88, EdS '99) of Madison was named the 2002 Star Teacher for Greene County Schools by the 2002 high school Star Student. Crawford is certified in gifted education, and she enjoys art, opera, yoga, traveling, and walking. Michelle Hartley Cliett (BSEd '83, MEd '84) of Swainsboro has accepted the position as new principal of Metter High School. Cliett is a graduate of the high school and said her lifetime goal has been to return to Metter. Cliett played on the women's basketball team at UGA, and has coached basketball, softball, and cross-country. She has also been a teacher, an assistant principal, and a principal. Christine Hurley Deriso (ABJ '83) of North Augusta, S.C., has published her first children's book, Dreams to Grow On. Deriso started writing children's stories at the prompting of her fourth-grade son Greg in 1998. Deriso has written several stories, and continues to read them for her children's school classes. Gary Grinstead (MS '84) of Silver Spring, Md., has joined ENSR International as manager of the Columbia, Md., office. He is an expert in investigative studies and remediation in environmental science and engineering. Mark Murphy (BS '84) of Savannah is the medical director and managing partner of the Center for Digestive and Liver Health, the largest gastroenterology practice in south Georgia. He also serves as the chief of gastroenterology education at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, as well as having a full-time faculty appointment at Mercer University of Medicine. Murphy is married to Daphne Dillon Murphy (BS '85) and has two children, Christopher, 16, and Josh,10, both of whom hope to attend UGA. Cynthia O'Steen-Piela (M '84) of Bishop is a pharmacy district manager at Wal-Mart, supervising 13 pharmacy departments in Athens and Augusta. She was named District Manager of the Year for 2002 and District Manager of the Region for 2001. She is a member of the Department of Community Health D.U.R. Board, and the V.I.S.I.O.N. Board. Her daughter Mallory is 10 years old, and her husband Donald Piela is a second-year pharmacy student at UGA. Cynthia enjoys traveling, especially in the tropics; watching Georgia football, baseball and basketball, the Braves, and playing BUNCO with neighborhood moms. Stephen Pullin (BBA '84) of Columbus has been named senior vice president and head of the trust department at Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. He has extensive trust experience beginning with the C&S Bank in 1985. J. Darren Rodgers (AB '84) of Dallas, Texas, has been promoted to senior vice president of Health Care Management for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas.
. . . and take a minute to drop us a note!
Help UGA and your classmates keep up with what's happening in your lifeboth personally and professionallyby sending Class Notes items to one of the addresses listed below. We'd like this popular section of Georgia Magazine to be even more reader-friendly. To make that happen, we need lots of chatty, holiday letter-type news from you. Maybe you've climbed a mountain, learned to speak Japanese, or directed a play at your neighborhood theater. So write and tell us about it! E-mail, fax, or send your news to:
Quickest ways to send us Class Notes:
Quickest ways to send us Class Notes:
Juanita Hill Broom (BBA '90, MEd '99) of Bogart, a banking officer at Athens First Bank & Trust Co., is now serving as the bank's sales manager. Stuart Kennedy (BBA '90) of Atlanta has been promoted to the level of partner at Ernst & Young LLP in their Assurance and Advisory Business Services (audit) practice, focusing on the retail and consumer products industry group. Kennedy joined Ernst & Young in 1990. Deanne Wilkerson Lambert (BSPH '90) of Loganville is a senior staff pharmacist with Kaiser Permanente in Duluth. She and her husband Danny have two children, Jackson and Jacob. Alvin "Al" Newton Jr. (BBA '90, JD '97) has been named a partner with the Albany law firm of Watson, Spence, Lowe and Chambless, LLP. Newton joined the firm in 1997. Chris Elrod (AB '91, JD '95) has announced intentions to run for the Georgia House of Representatives District 25 seat. He practices law in Jefferson, where he lives with his wife, Traci, and their five children. Joe Labovitz (BBA '91) was married to Allison Rhodes on April 27 in Charleston, S.C. Joe and Allison live in Charlotte, N.C., where Joe is an Administrator for the Carolinas HealthCare System and Allison works for The Capital Grille. Kristen Hendry Douglas (ABJ '92, MEd '93, EdD '97) of Douglasville was just recently promoted to vice president of Student Services at West Central Technical College in Carrollton. She will oversee all aspects of student services for the new Haralson County campus and the satellite campuses in Douglas, Carroll, and Coweta counties. Chris Gunter (BS '92) of Washington, D.C., is an associate editor for Nature magazine, where he publishes reports on genetics and genomics. Emily R. Maza (ABJ '92) is a reporter at BayNews9, an all-news channel CNN affiliate station in Tampa Bay, Fla. She has received two Communicator Awards for feature reporting. Tevi Taliaferro (ABJ '92) published Historic Oakland Cemetery, a vintage photography overview of the cemetery. She currently works as preservation coordinator for the 150-year-old Atlanta historic site. Hadley Lowy (ABJ '93) and his wife Lisa of Decatur announce the birth of their twin daughters, Gabriella Faith and Colette Julia, on Feb. 18. Alicia Patton Richwine (BSEd '93, MEd '95) and her husband Stephen are happy to announce the birth of a new Dawg, Emma Frances, born May 17. Lisa Edwards Smith (AB '93) and David Smith (BSEd '94) of Alpharetta had a baby girl, Catherine Constance, on Feb. 3. David is currently employed as training manager for London Bridge Software, Inc., and Lisa is an independent SFA, CRM training consultant. Jeff Stephens (BBA '93) now serves as chairman of the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce. Stephens grew up in Cumming and moved back after working several years as an accountant in Atlanta, where he met his wife, Jackie. The couple now has a 3-year-old son. Allison Paige Wilson (ABJ '93) received her MBA in real estate from The Wharton School in May 2002. She and her husband, Curt Hudson, live in Philadelphia. Bonnie Ballard (DVM '94) of Arnoldsville has received four awards over the past year for her work with the veterinary technology program she directs at Gwinnett Technical College in Georgia. The awards include the GVMA President's Award for 2000; the Lighthouse Award for Excellence in Teaching; the Greater Atlanta Veterinary Medical Society's Distinguished Service Award; and the peer-nominated Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Instruction. Stuart Chapman (MA '94) of Boston has completed a Ph.D. in English at Boston University. His biography of Shelby Foote, Shelby Foote: A Writer's Life, will be published next spring by the University Press of Mississippi. Michael Frech (BA '94, MSW '98) and Lynne Mackey Frech (ABJ '97) of Roswell are proud to announce the birth of their first child, Gabrielle Fisher Elizabeth. Gabrielle was born on May 20 at Northside Hospital. Melanie Horne Harvey (BSPH '94) of McDonough is a part-time pharmacist with Moye's Pharmacy and Home Health Care in Stockbridge. Her husband Todd Harvey (BLA '96) is a landscape architect in McDonough. Their daughter, Sara, was born in December 2001. Melanie enjoys reading, kickboxing, traveling, and playing with Sara. Lisa Carol Holloman (PharmD '93) is a psychiatric pharmacist at the VA Medical Center in Los Angeles. She received the 2002 Preceptor of the Year award for her work in teaching pharmacy students from the University of Southern California. Thomas Kirbo (AB '94) of Atlanta, the former vice president and director of medical leasing with Cousins Properties Inc., has announced the start-up of Kirbo Property Services, a full service commercial brokerage and development company in Alpharetta. Eric Overby (ABJ '94) is a manager at Anderson LLP. He is located in Atlanta and specializes in custom software engineering.
Stephanie Power Carter (BSEd '95) of Elberton received a doctor of education degree in language and literacy education from Vanderbilt University in May. Carter will join the faculty of Indiana University-Bloomington's School of Education as an assistant professor of language education in the fall. Carter is currently an assistant professor of curriculum and instruction at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Cindy Kanarek Culver (BSFCS '95) of Smyrna and her husband Brian are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Katarina Sylvia. Cindy was the president of the Greater Atlanta Dietetic Association (2001-2002). Christine Miller (MEd '95) of Santa Barbara, Calif., has had a greeting card business called Swirly since 1995. She ran the business for six years, and is now licensing her work to Recycled Paper Greetingswhose main account is Targetand other companies. Bernard Reynolds (AB '95) of Smyrna is a commercial realtor with Keller Williams, and his wife, Leslie, is a national account manager for BellSouth. C.A. Phillips (ABJ '96) has been promoted to director of communications and employment information with the Georgia section of the Professional Golfers Association. Robert Williams (AB '96), now a Marine Corps Captain, was part of a unit that successfully completed offensive raids against Taliban and al-Qaida forces during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. He has recently completed a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Williams' unit also worked 18 days to complete humanitarian and civic projects in six different coastal areas of Kenya. Josh Hancher (ABJ '97), a freelance motion picture cameraman, recently completed production with The In Point on a campaign with Mirant. Production took place in Amsterdam, Manila, Hong Kong, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C. He also signed on for a second season with Lynette Jennings Design for the Discovery Channel. Kaz Hasnani (BS '97) recently graduated from dental school at Nova Southern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He and his wife, Jennifer Wrinkle Hasnani (BSFCS '97), are moving to Murphy, N.C., where he will be working for the North Carolina Department of Rural Healthcare. Wesley McRae (BSA '97, DVM '02) of Swainsboro will be taking over the veterinary practice of Raymond Mason, who retired recently. McRae specializes in large and small animals and will continue to groom and board at the clinic. Alison Turner Norris (BBA '97) of Athens, an assistant vice president at Athens First Bank & Trust Co., is now serving as a commercial lender for the bank. Allison Roberts (ABJ '97) of Savannah has joined the staff of SunTrust Bank as an account coordinator, where she is responsible for copy writing and media relations for the agency's national and regional clients. Monica McCullers Walker (BSPHR '97) of Monroe is a part-time pharmacist with Kroger in Loganville. She and her husband Trae have twinsson Richard Harrison and daughter Madison Joy, born in January. She enjoys reading, walking, swimming, and spending time with her twins. Laura Reinhardt Grabow (BSFCS '98) of Atlanta married David Grabow (BSA '94) in April. Candee Fleming McCurry (BSW '98) of Anderson, S.C., completed a master of human resource development degree at Clemson University in December 2000, and she is currently employed as an admission and financial aid counselor with Erskine Theological Seminary in Due West, S.C. Heather
UGA Alumni Tours 2003 Preview, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., UGA Alumni Club, Atlanta
AUG. 26-SEPT. 3
UGA Tours, Campus Abroad Spain
Alumni Association Pre-game gathering 6 p.m., Memorial Hall, UGA vs. Clemson
UGA Tours, Ireland
Alumni Association Pre-game gathering (1.5 hours before kickoff), Memorial Hall, UGA vs. Northwestern State
Alumni Association luncheon, Speaker: Secretary of State Cathy Cox, UGA Alumni Club, Atlanta
Alumni Association Pre-game Reception (1.5 hours before kickoff), Memorial Hall, UGA vs. New Mexico State
Career Connections Seminar, "The Economy, the Job Market and You" 6-7:30, UGA Alumni Club and Business Center, Atlanta. This event is part of the new co-sponsored "Career Connections" series from the Alumni Association and Career Services. The series is designed to help UGA alums explore career options.
Alumni Association Pre-game Reception (1.5 hours before kickoff), Memorial Hall, UGA vs. Tennessee
The UGA Alumni Association Annual Awards Luncheon recognizing outstanding alumni and faculty will begin at noon at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education. For additional information, please contact the UGA Alumni Association at 706-542-2251.
Alumni Association Pre-game Reception (1.5 hours before kickoff), Memorial Hall, UGA vs. Vanderbilt. For up to the minute UGA Alumni Association event information, please go to www.alumni.uga.edu/alumni.
ARTS & SCIENCES
John Emberson (BSA '71, MS '74) is a missionary of the General Board of the United Methodist Church assigned to Nepal. He works as a medical doctor with the United Mission to Nepal, a Christian organization that serves the poor and marginalized people of Nepal through education, development work, and health services. Emberson works in women's health and surgery and trains health workers for village clinics. William Merrick (MS '69, PhD '71) of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, received the preclinical faculty Gender Equity Award at the diploma ceremony for the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. The award is given annually to faculty who promote a gender-fair environment for education and the training of women physicians. Merrick is a professor of biochemistry. Steven Broyles (MS '88, PhD '92) was recently awarded the State University of New York College at Cortland's Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Teaching.
Carey Smith (MPA '72), a Greer native, became the city manager of Rock Hill City after a unanimous vote by the city council members. Smith has been the city manager for Daytona Beach, Fla., since 1994. Kirk Wiles (MBA '72) has joined Security Bank as vice president of commercial lending at the main branch in downtown Albany. Wiles has more than 25 years of banking experience and was most recently CFO of Unirex Corp., a software application services provider in Huntsville, Ala. Thomas van der Meulen (MBA '86) began his new assignment as chief executive officer of Karcher (USA) Inc. in October 2001. During the spring, he consolidated the company's East Coast and West Coast operations into new offices in Duluth.
Joseph Nunnally (MEd '84) recently left his position as principal of Carson Middle School to take a position as Administrative Coordinator of Public Relations and Grants for Greene County. In addition to closely assisting the superintendent as the school district's information officer, he will coordinate the system's teacher recruitment efforts and serve as disciplinary hearing officer.
Dane Claussen (PhD '99) is the editor of the recently published book Sex, Religion, Media, a 290-page volume which explores topics such as media coverage of Canadian priests' sexual abuse of orphans, sexual and religious imagery in music videos, news coverage of religious cults' sexual practices, and other topics. This is the third book Claussen has published; he is currently writing two more and has plans for a sixth. Amanda Lee (MMC '00) has been hired for the 2002-03 Pennsylvania Management Associate Program, a twelve-month training period which prepares qualified graduates of master's degree programs for management in state government. Jennifer Wu (MMC '00) was recently inducted into Kappa Tau Alpha and is working as the coordinator of special projects for Queens College in Charlotte, N.C.
Benjamin Mills Jr. ( JD '59) of Fitzgerald has been elected vice chairman of the Colony Bankcorp Inc. board. Mills has served as director of Colony Bankcorp since 1982, and as secretary of the Board from 1993 until April 2002. He has practiced law in Fitzgerald since June 1959. Robbie Kamerschen (JD '94) was inducted into the Athens Athletic Hall of Fame on May 20. He was a baseball and football player in Athens youth sports, Clarke Central High School, Stanford University and later the Phildelphia Phillies farm club. He currently practices law in Atlanta.
Robert Eckroade (DVM '62) of Rising Sun, Md., has received the Distinguished Alumni Award at the 39th Annual Conference and Alumni Reunion. Eckroade has been head of the Laboratory of Avian Medicine and Pathology and an associate professor of avian medicine and pathology at the University of Pennsylvania College of Veterinary Medicine. Lester Crawford Jr (PhD '69) has been named deputy commissioner of the FDA, filling a position that has been vacant since President Bush's inauguration. Crawford, now the senior official at the FDA, will assume the commissioner's duties until a permanent commissioner is named. Linda Medleau (MS '81) of Athens, a professor of veterinary medicine at UGA, received the 2002 Regents Teaching Excellence Award from the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. The systemwide award, which includes a $5,000 prize, recognizes strong commitment to teaching and service to students. Medleau plans to donate the award to her department for resident instruction. She also received the American College of Veterinary Dermatology's Career Inspiration Award. Scott Brown (PhD '89) of Bogart, a professor of physiology at the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, has been honored with the Norden Distinguished Teacher Award, the college's highest recognition. He receives an engraved plaque and a gift of $1,000 for the Norden award, which is sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health. Brown, an internationally acclaimed renal pathophysiologist, received the award on the basis of character, leadership, and teaching ability as judged by the responsiveness of his students. Brown joined the college faculty in 1989. Mark Abdy (DVM '92, PhD '97) of Sharpsburg, Md., received the Young Achiever Award. After graduation Abdy joined the Barnwell Veterinary Clinic in Barnwell, S.C., for a year, then returned to UGA to complete a doctorate and residency in anatomic pathology. Michelle Wall (DVM '98) of Athens received the Resident Achievement Award from the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians, a national award that recognizes the nation's two most outstanding residents in all clinical fields.
Ruth McMurray Brooks of Atlanta died Jan. 23. She taught Speech in Carrollton until she married D.W. Brooks in 1930. She spent most of her life serving the community through her work with St. Mark United Methodist Church. She was president of the Women's Society of Chrisitan Service for four years and was an active speaker at church meetings. She enjoyed designing and making clothes, draperies, and pottery. Michael Erlanger of Athens died Feb. 21. He was a retired textile manufacturer as well as a poet and novelist. His two novels were a science fiction piece titled "Silence in Heaven" and "Mindy Lindy May Surprise," a book about quarter-horse racing. In 1986, the UGA Drama Department performed his play "S.A.M.I." in the Celklar Theatre. In addition to being a collector and patron of the arts, Erlanger also studied drawing, painting, and sculpting. He also served as the Georgia Museum of Art Director for 20 years. Georgia State Senator James Render Hill of Greenville died Jan. 7. He served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1959-1964 and in the Georgia State Senate from 1965-1984. He was instrumental in the Wilkes-Hill Bill that backed loans for students wanting to attend college. While at UGA, he pitched for the University Baseball team. He was later signed as a pitcher to the St. Louis Cardinals.
FACULTY AND STAFF
Dorothea Ann Barber Edwards (BSHE '49, MS '50) of Athens died Feb. 4. She was a retired assistant to the Dean with responsibilities for admissions, recruitment, and student counseling. She also taught at the UGA Demonstration School and the Walton County Veterans Program and was a faculty member of the School of Home Economics (now the College of Family and Consumer Sciences). She is also credited with helping establish the UGA academic study of Gerontology. Paul Hoffman of Bogart died Dec. 30. Hoffman was professor emeritus of large animal medicine at the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine for 42 years until his retirement in 1995. He also served as chief of staff of the college's Large Animal Teaching Hospital for 25 years. Hoffman was active in continuing education programs for the equine industry and the 4-H program, namely the week long 4-H horse school held at UGA each year for 150 young people. Harold Goolsby (BSAE '48, MSAE '61) of Athens died May 24. He was an agricultural engineer who worked for the UGA Extension Service until retiring in 1975. He enjoyed sports and the outdoors. He also served in the U.S. Army in World War II. Lillian Dawson Jackson (ABED '27, MA '32) of Rome died March 26. She was a professor at UGA for 18 years. For 10 years she coached the girls' basketball team at Lee High School. During those 10 years, the team never lost a game, a fact noted in Ripley's Believe It Or Not. She was also the Registrar and an English professor at Shorter College and taught Latin at Young Harriss College. She was a Latin professor at the Darlington School as well. Norman Polansky of Athens died March 15. He was a regents professor emeritus in the UGA School of Social Work and a pioneer in social work research. He shared his wife's love of showing dogs at the Classic City Kennel Club, and enjoyed music as first violinist in the Athens symphony for several years. Ila Rooks (ABED '41, MED '48, EDD '57) of Carrollton died March 14. She was a retired assistant professor in education and counseling at UGA for more than 30 years. She also was a teacher at R.E. Lee High School in Thomaston. Ralph Tolbert Sr. (AB '27, BSA '31, MSED '44) of Bogart died March 26. He was an emeritus professor in UGA's Agriculture Education Department. He joined the department in 1940 and served as Chairman of the Division of Vocational Education for 18 years. He was honored with the Distinguished Service Award in Agriculture Education, and was inducted as a charter member into the Georgia Agriculture Education Hall of Fame.
ASSOCIATESSTATE NORMAL SCHOOL
Ophelia Balkcom Hancock (SNS ) of Lawerenceville died Feb. 20. Georgia Lewis Maxey (SNS '23) of Watkinsville died Jan. 28. She was a teacher for 40 years, often teaching first graders. She taught at Carithers Elementary School in Oconee County for 20 years and finished her teaching career in Barrow County in 1975. She was a talented pianist and violinist as well as an active member of Union Christian Church. Rebecca Gnann (SNS '24) of McDonough died Nov. 12. Frances Dillard Butts (SNS '26) of Arnoldsville died Dec. 29. She worked as a teacher in schools in Lanette, Alabama, Royston, and Warrenton. She also operated Butts Grocery for 6 years and taught Sunday School at Cherokee Corner Methodist Church for many years.
Harold Kassewitz Sr. (BL '23) of Miami Beach, Fla. died Jan. 22. He was a distinguished attorney who represented many prominent Miami business leaders and business enterprises. In 1995, UGA recognizing Kassewtiz as the first honor graduate of the class of 1923 and the oldest knonw n living alumnus of the law school. James Fanning Sr. (AB '26, MA'38) of Clemson, S.C., died March 2. He was a retired teacher who taught at Brown High School in Atlanta for more than 30 years. Margaret Fortson Stephens (AB '29, LLB '34) of Savannah died May 1. She was one of the first women to earn a law degree from the UGA Law School. After passing the bar, Stephens moved to Savannah to start the English department at Armstrong College. She was also on the Chatham-Savannah Board of Educationn where she worked to ease the intergration of the school system. She also wrote a book about the history of Coffee Bluff Rd. and was politically active, supporting liberal and women's rights causes.
George Adair (DVM '31) of Cleveland, a veterinarian, died May 25. He helped found the White County Farmers Exchange and the White County Farm Bureau. William Carroll (AB '31) of Livingston, Mont., died May 31. For many years he worked in the textile industry where he helped developed dyes for cloth. In 1948, he founded his own textile finishing and dying company, Belle Chemical, in Lowell, N.C. The company eventually expanded into a large corporation. After retiring in 1972, Carroll spent the next 20 years travelling to poorer countries to train and educate people with International Executive Service Corps. In his free time, Carrol enjoyed gardening, stamp collecting, reading, and playing golf. Ralph Owen (BSC '31, MSED '40) of Canton died March 4. He was a retired co-editor and publisher of The North Georgia Tribune (now called the Cherokee Tribune). He was an athelete whose running and long jump abilities helped him earn a scholarship to UGA. He was so talented that he had the change to try out for the 1932 Olympic Games. Eugene Permenter (BS '33) of Atlanta died Dec. 17. Arthur Booth (BSCE '34) of Atlanta died March 3. He was a retired regional engineer with Armco Steel Company. Samuel Brown (M '34) of Atlanta died Dec. 12. He was a retired employee of Lokey & Bowden. Wilma Cleveland Lett (AB '34) of Atlanta died Jan. 7. She was a manager with Southern Bell Telephone in Atlanta and Birmingham for many years. She was in one of the first UGA classes to graduate women. She was a life-long active member of the Tri-Delta Sorority and she was a member of the UGA Alumni Society. Mary Barrow Gordon (BSPE '34) of Savannah died Feb. 26. "Mimi" was a retired teacher who taught at a girls' high school in Macon. Later she was a coach at Cornell University. She also helped found the Bluffton Library in Bluffton, S.C. Clarice Miller Alford (BSHE '35) of Ellerslie died Aug. 5. Martha Lowe Colyer (ABED '35) of Jacksonville, Fla., died Jan. 22. She was a member of the Phi Mu Sorority at UGA. In 1939, she moved to Jacksonville where she was active in educational, civic, social, and religious affairs of the community. During World War II she was an American Red Cross Volunteer Nurses Aid at St. Vincents and Riverside Hospitals. She worked as a receptionist at Cummer Council since 1969. Rose Michael (BSED '35) of Athens died Jan. 30. She worked for university food services and practiced the Methodist faith. Mary Copeland Yow (ABED '35) of Evans died Jan. 4. She was a member of Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church and enjoyed spending time with her friends at the garden club and sewing club. She was also a member of the Junior League of Augusta and the Mayflower Society. Margaret Dance Arnold (BFA '36) of Atlanta died Jan. 15. William Ayers (BSC '36) of Toccoa died Dec. 6. He worked for Coats and Clark and the Veterans Administration in Atlanta. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He also co-founded Lottle League basebal in Toccoa and Stephens County. John Bond (BS '36) of Gastonia, N.C., died Feb. 24. He was a retired physician. Helen Firor (BSED '36, MED '48) of Athens died Jan. 6. "Dot" was a retired teacher and principal at Fowler Drive Elementary School. She also taught at Chase Street School for several years including teaching special education. She was later principal of College Avenue School and Childs Street School. In 1943 Firor became an Ensign in the U.S. Navy WAVES. As lieutenant to the U.S. Naval Intelligence OP-20-G, she worked on Project Ultra to break German and Japanese codes. Hulda Kramp Kelly (ABJ '36) of Statesboro died April 2. Lonnie Moye Jr. (BSC '36) of Sandersville died Jan. 2. He was a proud graduate of UGA and felt he greatly benefited from the education he received there. Sara Veal Thigpen (BSHE '36) of Statesboro died July 24, 2001. George Thornton (BSA '36, MSA '40) of Sarasota, Fla., died Aug. 6, 2001. He was an assistan dean emeritus at the University of Florida's College of Agriculture. Francis Tyler (BSC '36) of Ocilla died Feb. 20. He was a 1st Lieutenant in World War II. Pauline Swanson Armistead (BSED '37) of Atlanta died Jan. 28. She was a retired teacher and principal with the Fulton County and City of Atlanta Board of Education. She was also a member of The Rock Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years. Irma Hayes Fain (BSED '37) of Griffin died March 8. She retired as a teacher in the Atlanta School System. Ruth Custer Hughes (ABJ '37) of Saint Augustine, Fla., died April 2. She was a teacher and a journalist. George Kessler (BSA '37) of Valdosta died Dec. 31. He retired from the UGA Extension Service, having served as county extension agent in Brooks, Book and Lowndes Counties. Robert Edward Reed (BSF '37) of Burlington, N.C., died Feb. 4. He was a retired superintendent of the North Carolina Conference Methodist Camps and was a member of the Front Street United Methodist Church. He had also worked for the U.S. Departmen t of Agriculture in Athens and was the owner-operator of Reed Forestry and Equipment Co. Lawrence Walker Sr. (BSA '37) of Perry died March 26. He was the first vocational teacher in Houston County and founded the AG Program and F.F.A. at Perry High School. He was also the co-founder of Gray-Walker Tractor Co. Martha Hood Watkins (BSHE '37) of Jackson died Jan. 16. She worked for Central Georgia Electric Membership Corp. for 38 years teaching rural families how to safely use electricity as it spread across the state. She was also the president of the Sylvan Grove Hospital Auxiliary for 10 years where she raised thousands of dollars to buy medical equipment. Virginia Frey Bailey (BSHE '38) of Marietta died Nov. 12. Frank Fulmer (M '38) of Claxton died Feb. 25. He was a retired forester and conservationist. John Jones (BSA '38) of Summerville died Dec. 10. He was owenr and operator of John Paul Jones Auto and Real Estate Finance Co. Jones received special training at UGA as an appraiser. He served returning veterans by helping them obtain home loans with low interest rates and he conducted special inspections to make sure the veterans' homes were well-constructed. For many years, Jones was the president of the board of the Chattooga County Center for Handicapped Children. Edgar Armor Jr. (BSC '39) of Greensboro died Dec. 31. Known as "H" in his community, Armor was a catfish farmer who believed fishing makes people live longer becuase it reduces stress. In addition to farming catfish, he also grew more than 1 million pine trees on his Greene County farm. He served as a director of the Farm Bureau and aGeorgia wildlife ranger. Charles Byrd (BS '39) of Locust Grove, former chief of surgery at McGuire Veterans Administration Hospital in Richmond, died Jan. 18. He served as a captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps in Europe during World War II and was the recipient of a Purple Heart, among other honors. In addition to having a private practice, Byrd also served as chief medical officer of the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad Co. Kathryn Gaines Kortisan (BS '39) of Alpharetta died Jan. 9. She taught in several schools in North Georgia including schools in Adairsville, Cartersville, Coosa, North Whifield and Model High Schools. She authored "The History of the Gaines Family," a genealogical compilation of the Henry Gaines Family. Walker Newton Jr. (BSC '39) of Leesburg, Fla., a retired banker, died Aug. 12, 2001. Louise Kingery Thornton (M '39) of Sarasota, Fla., died Aug. 12, 2001. Martha Eberhardt Towns (M '39) of Athens died March 20. Gladys Johnston Wilson (BSHE '39) of Thomasville, died Jan. 18. She was a member the First United Methodist Church where she served as president and advisor of the Altar Guild for many years. She also served as president of the Junior Service League and was on the Thomasville Enterainment Foundation.
Wiley Holsenbeck (BSC '40) of Miami, Fla., died Jan. 5. He began working with Southern Bell Telephone Company in 1940 and held seveal key positions for them in several Southern states. In 1985 he retired as the Result Accountant for the state of Florida. He served in both WWII and the Korean War. He also volunteered with the Pioneers Club, working with migrant children and other causes. George Ritchie (BS '40) of Millegeville died Jan. 7. He was a retired optometrist for over 50 years. He also served in the Army Medical Department during World War II. William Smith Jr. (BS '40) of Savannah, died April 3. He practiced dentistry in Tifton for 36 years and served as president of the Georgia Dental Association and the Georgia State Board of Dental Examiners. He helped found the Society for the Preservation of Oral Health. He also served in the U.S. Army Dental Corps. in World War II. Virgil Williams (BSAE '40) of Fort Pierce, Fla., a retired Colonel in the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, died Nov. 7. Mary Biggers Bennett (ABJ '41) of Franklin, N.C., died Jan. 24. Stephen Brown (BSC '41) of Columbus died Feb. 4. He worked for Burroughs Corp. for 39 years and retired as a branch manager. He served in World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Laura McCoy Bunge (AB '41) of Palm Harbor, Fla., died Aug. 26, 2001. Lew Cordell (BSED '41) of Milledgeville died Dec. 28. He played for the UGA football team from 1932 to 1936 without ever missing a practice. He later coached football at Georgia Military College for 22 years, helping his team win several championships. Slaton Jones (M '41) of Greenville, S.C., died April 4. He was a retired project engineer with Greenville Housing Authority. While at UGA, he was a member of Georgia Swim, manager of the football team, and a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He was also a member of the Greenville Chapter of the UGA Bull Dog Club and he was on the board of directors for the Boy Scouts of America. Ora Hill (BSHE '41, MED '56) of Winterville died March 1. She was an educator in Pulaski County for 36 years. James Moore (AB '41, LLB '47) of Houston, Texas, a retired attorney, died Jan. 4. Mary Zellner Schumpert (AB '41, BS '47) of Jacksonville, Fla., died April 8. She was a retired biochemist with the Federal Government of Virginia. She worked on the team that developed Dextrana blood substitute used in battle. She also served in World War II at a hospital in Hawaii. John Adams (AB '42) of Savannah died Nov. 11. He was a former trust officer with C&S Bank Trust. He retired as vice president with Johnson, Lane, Space, and Smith. E.T. Evans Jr. (BSA '42) died Dec. 14. He encouraged and instructed the farming community with a weekly newspaper column and radio program, and, through his leadership, 14 community club organizations were established in the Troup County area. He also taught the Men's Bible Class at First Presbyterian Church of LaGrange for over 30 years. Hilma Traylor Freeman (BBA '42) of Atlanta died Feb. 1. She was a retired administrative assistant for the Georgia State YMCA. Erasmus Griffin Jr. (BBA '42) of Gibson died April 1. He retired as president and chairman of Bank of Gibson, where he worked for more than 50 years. He was also an Army veteran who served in World War II. Alfred Harrison Sr. (BSA '42) of Glennville, retired director of Community Action Authority, died Aug. 25, 2001. James Scovill (BBA '42) of Montezuma died Jan. 27. He was a retired Rural Letter Carrier with the U.S. Postal Service. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of VFW Post 6442 and the American Legion Post 191. Jack Snelling (BSF '42) of Savannah died July 3. Schley Snellings (M '42) of Columbus died Feb. 27. He practiced dentistry in Columbus for 44 years. He was a member of the Gridiron Secret Society at UGA. Charles Green (MS '43) of Aiken, S.C., died Dec. 11. He was a member of the Aiken County Medical Center and was a retired U.S. Army Colonel serving in World War II. John Thomas Jr. (M '43) of Athens died Jan. 7. Ryals Lee Sr. (BBA '44) of Tallahassee, Fla., died Feb. 22. He was president of Ryals Lee Sales Co.He was the first chairman of the board of Maclay School and was president of the Beer Industry of Florida for 19 years. While at UGA, he was a member of the football team and played on three bowl teams. He received the UGA School of Business Distinguished Alumni Award. He served in the Army during World War II. Mary Fulmer Sarvis (AB '45) of Edmond, Okla., died Dec. 7. Irving Purcel (M' 46) of Macon died Feb. 25. He was a former owner of Putzel Electric and Lighting. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Ruth Oxman Purcel (M '46) of Macon died Oct. 12, 1995. Ralph Wehunt (BSA '46, MSA '48) of Winterville died April 1. Wehunt, known as "Billy" to his friends, was an agronomist and plant physiologist. He served as an agronomy specialist with the Extension Service of the University of Georgia and the Tennessee Valley Authority. He was the chief agronomist of a major chemical corporation and president of Doane Marketing Research Inc. After retiring, Wehunt enjoyed gardening and landscape design. Iva Morgan Davidson (M '47) of Appleton, Wis., died Jan 23. She served as a Marine before moving to Helen where she owned and operated Village Realty for 20 years. She spend the last ten years of her life in Appleton, Wis. Woodrow Purdom (BSA '47) of Baxley died March 9. As a county agent and chairman for 18 years, Purdom guided the agricultural community and 4-H youths. Among his accomplishments were his efforts in creating the Appling County Livestock Barn. After retiring in 1979, Purdom enjoyed growing fruits, flowers, and vegetables, as well as fishing. In 2001, he contributed his research about extending the growth life of tomatoes to UGA. The University is currently testing Purdom's ideas. Shelton Sharpe Jr. (BSA '47) of Cleveland died Feb. 11. He was a retired employee of General Motors in Tampa, Fla. He served with the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1953. He fought in World War II and the Korean War. Joyce Hill Barineau (BSHE '48) of Kingsland died Feb. 24. She was a retired district nutritionist for the Georgia Department of Education. For many years she worked for Georgia Power Company as a home economist. Furman Greer (JD '48) of Gainesville died Jan. 21. He started Arrow Lines Inc. and was the founder of Caravelle Travel Agency. He expaned his trucking company by opening satellite offices in Arkansas, Chicago, Tennessee, Mississippi, North Carolina, Florida, and Texas. He also served in the 10th Mountain Division of the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force and served in the FBI from 1950-1957. Snow Hand Jr. (BSA '48) of Augusta died Feb. 1. He was a retired pharmaceutical salesman and an active investor of the stock market. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp. during World War II. James Pitts Jr. (LLB '48) of Jacksonville, Fla., died Dec. 12. He was a retired divisional claims superintendent for State Farm Insurance. He also served in the Army Air Corps and was a veteran of World War II. Lewis Thompson (BFA '48, MFA '50) of Rome died March 8. He was a retired art professor at Hollins College in Roanoke, Va. He showed his paintings at several art exhibits including having solo exhibits at the Roanoke Fine Arts Center, Mary Baldwin College, and Washington and Lee Universities. John "Newton" Wall (MED '48, EDS '71) of Glennville died March 24. He was a principal with the Tattnall County Schools for 28 years. He retired as principal of Fort Stewart Elementary School. He fought with the U.S. Air Force in WWII. William Adair (BSA '49) of Rutledge died Jan. 22. He was a supervisor for the state Department of Agriculture. William Alexander (LLB '49) of Atlanta died Feb. 17. He was a retired realtor with R.S. Owen & Company. He formerly represented concert artists and opera singers for Columbia Artist Management Inc. in New York City for more than 24 years. Rufus Green (BSA '49) of Atlanta, a retired insurance salesman, died April 11. He developed his own insurance agency in Buckhead. Prior to that, he worked with Atlantic American and American Southern Insurance Companies. He served as a Trustee of Wesleyan College in Macon for more than 30 years and was on the board of the UGA Foundation for one term. Thomas Harrison (M '49) of Herndon, Va., died July 7, 2001. Daisy Lynch (BSHE '49) of Marshville died Feb. 13. She was an assistant home demonstration agent for University Extension Services in Swainsboro. John Melear (BSED '49) of Jonesboro, a retired United Methodist Minister of the North Georgia Conference, died Jan. 20. Frederick Noegel Jr. (BS '49) of Augusta died March 24. He was a retired supervisor at Fort Gordon Southeastern Signal School in the electronics division. He served in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps and was a bombadier of the Pacific Theatre. F. Preston Rose Jr. (M '49) of Marietta died Feb. 20. He was president of Preston Rose Printing Co. and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. Nancy McLean Salter (M '49) of Hamilton died Jan. 17, 2001. Robley Smith III (BS '49) of Tifton, a retired physician, died April 30, 2001. Samuel Woodliff (BSA '49) of Alpharetta died April 17.
James Aiken (BSA '50) of Newborn, a Pastor, died Jan. 23. Mildred Bailey Bell (AB '50, JD '69) of Amelia Island, Fla., died Jan. 30. She was a retired professor emeritus at Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law. She once served as the a law clerk for the U.S. District Court in north Georgia. Marvin Carlan (M '50) of Jasper died Jan. 19. He retired from the USDA Soil and Water Conservation Service after 35 years of service and was a member of Hinton Methodist Church. Andrew Hill Jr. (LLB '50) of Athens died Jan. 23. He was on the Board of Governors from 1964 to 1986, serving on the Executive Board from 1982 to 1986. He once served as the City Attorney for Lavonia and was the County Attorney for Franklin County. He also served as the president of the Northern Circuit Bar Association. William Rogers Sr. (MAJ '50) of Swainsboro died May 31. "Bill" was the editor and publisher of Swainsboro Forest-Blade before retiring and selling the paper to his son in 1990. He was also a former president of the National Newspaper Association (NNA), the National Newspaper Representatives, and the Georgia Press Association. (GPA) In 1990, the GPA and the NNA established the Bill Rogers Sr. Scholarship for students of UGA's Grady School of Journalism in Rogers' honor. Robert Stephens (ABJ '50) of Wrens died March 21. Known as "Honk" to his friends, Stephens was a post information officer at Fort Gordon for more than 30 years. He later became the editor of The Jefferson Reporter. William Wood (BSA '50) of Sandersville, died Aug. 17, 2001. He retired as a supervisor with USDA APHIS after 36 years of service. He was also a World War II veteran. Bruce Boggs (BBA '51) of Albany died Sept.26, 2001. He was a CPA with Clenney, Powell & Rentz, CPA's. Mary Ann Durden Brown (BSED '51) of Louisville died Jan. 26. She was an educator in Jefferson County for several years and was a founding member of St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church. Guy Fleming Jr. (BSA '51) of Harlem died Nov. 11. He owned a real estate business for more than 30 years. He also served on the Columbia County school board for several years. Grover Ginn (BBA '51) of Decatur died Nov. 29 after battling cancer. He worked at the Atlanta Gas Light Co. for 34 years and retired in 1990 as Atlanta Customer Service Manager. He was a veteran of World War II serving in Japan with the U.S. Army. John Latimer (BSED '51) of Atlanta, a retired assistant regional adminiatrator with the U.S. Small Business Administration, died April 2. While at UGA, he was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and played football. He served in the Navy during World War II and fought during the Invasion of Normandy on D-Day. Thomas Pinyan (BBA '51, MBA '52) of Woodstock, a retired Senior Internal Auditor with the Southern Company Services, Inc., died Jan. 21. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, a Mason, a Shriner, and was a former officer in the U.S. Air Force. Charles Smith (BSA '51) of Blairsville died Jan. 24. Smith served as the mayor of Gilmer County from 1988-1998 and was a retired county extension agent for Towns, Gordon, Gilmer, and Baker Counties. Claude Walker (MED '51 ) of Cleveland died Dec. 16. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corporation and worked for Tennessee Copper Co. Walker was also in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1941 to 1946, and he married a former Marine, Beverley Prentice. Walker was an administrator for the Cobb County School System for 30 years, and was involved in numerous community groups. Jack Butler Sr. (BS '52) of Hawkinsville, chief of staff for the past 7 years at Taylor Regional Hospital, died Jan. 23. He practiced medicine in Unadilla for more than 20 years and was an assicuate professor at the Medical College of Georgia. He also served as an officer of the United States Air Force Reserve and was a flight surgeon for the U.S. government. Perry Ivey (BBA '52) of Thomasville died Dec. 6. Ivey, known as "Rocky" in his community, retired as president of Flowers Employee Credit Union. Myra Smith McMahon (BSED '52, MED '67) of Sylvania died May, 25, 2001. William Prickett (LLB '52, AB '73) of Panama City Beach, Fla., died Dec. 8. John Reed (DVM '52) of Martin, Tenn., died Dec. 13. He was a retired veterinarian with the Martin Animal Clinic. T. Lamar Sheats (M '52) of Atlanta died Dec. 29. He retired in 1999 as First Vice-President at Interstate Johnson Lane Corp. Richard "Dick" Steele (BSED '52) of Columbus died March 17. He was the chairman of Steele Financial Inc. While at UGA he played football under Wally Butts. He was later drafted and signed by the Los Angeles Rams but injured his knee during a drill at Ft. Benning. He was an entrepreneur who brought Minor League Baseball back to Columbus in 1964. His franchises over the years included the New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox, and the Houston Astros. He also built apartment complexes and subdivisions across the Southeast. Robbie Treece (BS '52) of Marietta died Jan. 2. Rolf Wollan (MA '52) of Phoenix, Ariz., died Feb. 15. John Matthews (BSPH '53) of Aiken, S.C., died Jan. 5. He practiced in Graniteville and Aiiken, S.C., for 41 years. He served as the chairman of the pharmacy commission at Aiken Regional Medical Centers. Anders Arnbal (BSF '54) of Athens died May 15. He was a proud UGA graduate who was a member of the UGA Alumni and had served as president of the Bryan County chapter of the organization. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of the U.S. Army Rangers. He wrote a book titled "The Barrel Land Dance Hall Rangers WWII" about his military experiences. In 1995, Arnbal was inducted into the U.S. Army Hall of Fame at Fort Benning. William Johnson (JD '54) of Carrollton died Feb. 18. He practiced law for 45 years in Carrollton and was the Carroll County Attorney for 16 years. Rufus Lester (M '54) of Atlantic Beach, Fla. died Jan. 19 after battling cancer. He served in the Army Dental Corp for two years and spent the next 44 years practicing dentistry in Jacksonville, Fla. Among his other achievements, Lester helped found the Selva Marina Country Club and he located the burial place of Lt. Baker in Front Royal, Va., through Civil War research. Juanita Wilson (MSED '54) of Jacksonville, Fla., died April 7. She served as princicpal of Hendricks Avenue Elementary School for 28 years. As the founder of the Jacksonville chapter of the Freedoms Foundation, Wilson encouraged patriotism at her school. The patriotic programs she began helped the elementary school receive many state and national awards, including being named a National Model School. George Fortson (BBA '55) of Danielsville died Feb. 27. He was a retired stockbroker with Dean Witter and worked as a cattle farmer. Horace Killam (BS '55) of Augusta, a retired physician of cardiology, died Jan. 24. Carl McElveen (DVM '55) of Mount Pleasant, S.C., died Dec. 27. He was the owner and veterinarian at McElveen Animal Hospital in Columbia, S.C. He was an Army veteran who served in World War II. Henry Michalove (BBA '55) of Atlanta died April 18. He was a founding board member and past board member of Temple Sinai. William Sweatt Sr. (BBA '55) of Decatur, a retired Southern Bell employee, died March 23, 2001. James Lindsay (M'57) of Macon died March 14. He was a retired surgeon in residency at the Medical Center of Central Georgia. After retiring he became a teacher at Central Georgia Technical Institute. Jody Shattuck Sodel (M '57) of Marietta died April 3. She won the title of Miss Athens in 1957while attending UGA and went on to win the Miss Georgia pageant. In the 1958 Miss America pageant, Sodel won the bathing suit competition and was first runner-up to Miss America. For the last 20 years, she helped raise more than $500,000 for the Southeastern Horse Show. Albert Thompson (MED '58) of South Decatur died May 5, 2001. He was a retired teacher with the Georgia Public School System. Jane Heath Llewellyn (BBA '58) of Decatur died April 1. She was the owner and manager of Bradford Map Co. for more than 20 years. Peggy Lovett (BSED '58) of Gainesville died Nov. 19. Elmer McCoy Jr. (BBA '58) of Greensboro, N.C., died Dec. 19, 2000. Her was the founder and CEO of South Atlantic Lumber Industries, Inc. He was also a member of the Young Men's Bible Class at First Presbyterian Church. Willis Elmore (MED '59) of Claxton died Aug. 10, 2001. He was the first student to graduate from UGA with a master's degree in Trades and Industrial Education. He served in the U.S. Air Force ans was a veteran of World WarII. Betty Ann Moon Haj (BBA '59) of Stone Mountain died April 4, 2001. Walter Kirkland Jr. (BSF '59) of Leliaton died May 29. While at UGA, he was a tight end for the Bulldogs until a knee injury cut short his football career. He later spent more than 20 years working with the Georgia State Patrol. During his career, he earned many awards and eventually retired as a Corporal from Post #36 in Douglas. He also served as Chief of Police of Pearson for many years. Regnald Maxwell Jr. (LLB '59, AB '59)of Augusta died Nov. 24. He was elected to serve in the Georgia Legislature and was the first Republican to preside over the Georgia house since re-construction. Maxwell was in private practice for many years, a deacon of Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, and an avid deep-sea fisherman. Joseph Powell Jr. (BSED '59) of Macon died March 27. He was a retired Georgia State director of the March of Dimes Birth Defect Foundation.
Mamie Ausband Mitchell (MED '60) of Augusta died March 28. She was a teacher in Richmond County for more than 20 years. Marion Hannah Fesperman (BSED '60) of Waycross died Jan. 5. While at UGA, Fesperman was a flag girl for the Redcoat Marching Band and an "angel" for the Air Force ROTC Flight Drill Team. She was a teacher for more than 20 years in Waycross-Ware County schools before retiring in 1999. Ernest Forbes (DVM'62) of Wadesboro, N.C., owner of the Anson Animal Hospital, died Nov. 7. Dr. Forbes practiced at the hospital for nearly 40 years and was also a Navy veteran who served in the Korean War. Robert Magdeburger (DVM '62) of Elkton, Md., died March 27. For 35 years he took care of farm animals and other pets as a veterinarian at the Elk Neck Veterinary Clinic. Prior to becoming a veterinarian, Magdeburger sered as a flight engineer in the Air Force. He participated in the Berlin Airlift, bringing food, coal, and medical supplies to the people of West Berlin. Lila Jean Cruiks Willingham (BSHE '62) of Marietta died Dec. 24. She was the founder of Willlingham Manor, Inc. She volunteered for more than 20 years with the Metro Atlanta Recovery Residences. Billy Chitwood (BBA '63) of Lula died Dec. 30. He was a retired counselor for Vocational Rehabilitation and served in the U.S. Army military police. Sharon Clark Olthof (AB '63) of Catawba, S.C., died March 1. She was a librarian at The Harold Newspaper for 12 years. She was an avid reader and enjoyed gardening. As a member of the Epiphany Lutheran Church, Olthof founded an AIDS ministry. James Cone (BSED '63) of Sautee Nacoochee died Feb. 5. "Jim" was a retired director of Dekalb County Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Affairs. He lobbied for a $33 million bond referendum for the purchase of park land and established the Georgia Special Olympics for mentally and physically challenged children. He also helped bring film production to DeKalb County, including some Burt Reynolds films. Clarence Hopkins (BBA '64) of Winder died Jan. 27. Richard Alderman (BBA '65, JD '67) of Cape Coral, Fla., died March 27. He was a retired attorney with Alderman & Hamby in Marietta. Trudy Thompson Taylor (AB '65) of Athens died Feb. 3. Marion Lee Smith (BSA '62) of Covington died, a retired farmer and Environmental Sanitation officer, died Nov. 11. Roland Helms Jr. (BBA '63), a retired personel specialist for the state of North Carolina, died Jan. 24. Ernest Ray Bell (BSPH '62) of Bainbridge passed away in November. He had served as Director of Pharmacy at Bainbridge Memorial Hospital for 15 years. Before that he worked for 11 years as the Assistant Director of Pharmacy at Florida State Hospital and in retail pharmacy in Quincy, Fla. He was a pharmacy preceptor and strong supporter of UGA. James Carlisle (BSPY '64) of Albuquerque, N.M., died Feb. 10. He was a retired physics instructor at the University of New Mexico.He was a former lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy who received many awards for his service. He also taught physics, math, and astronomy at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. After retiring, Carlisle enjoyed woodworking. John Coppage III (BBA '64, MBA '72) ofPittsburg, Pa., died Dec. 3. He worked for Westinghouse Corp. for 26 years. He was a retired Air Force captain and he enjoyed playing golf and dancing. Agnes Story Davis (BSED '64) of Hot Springs, Ariz., died Nov. 19. She was a retired teacher at Davidson and Copeland Elemantary. David Walrath (DVM '64) of De Funiak Springs, Fla., died Aug. 27, 2001. For the past 11 years until his death he owned Aidmore Animal Clinic. He also operated a satellite clinic in Freeport, Fla. Before opening the clinics, he spent four years as an inspector for the Department of Agriculture. Prior to that, from 1969-1986, Walrath owned English Plaza Animal Hospital in Homestead, Fla. He was also an Air Force veteran. Larry Davis (BBA '66) of Marietta died March 15. He was a retired furniture representative with Hammary Furniture. He received the "Man of Merit" award and received the Million Dollar Salesman Award for many years. Ralph Harris Jr. (BSF '66) of Jesup died Nov. 7. Louise Adams Moss (AB '66) of Stone Mountain died March 1. She was a teacher at Redan High School for 21 years. Lougene Williams Sr. (MED '67) of Elberton died March 26. He was a retired pastor at Carlton Grove Baptist Church. Mary Frank Jackson Helton (BSED '69) of Rex died Feb. 24. She was a retired elementary school teacher. Rex Edmonds (BSF '68, MS '73) of Statesboro died Jan. 4, 2001. He was the owner of Wood Products Imports Inc. in Metter. Howard Maxwell (MED '68) of Royston died Jan. 14. He was a teacher, principal, and superintendent of Madison County schools, a principal in Franklin County schools, and after 14 years of service he retired as principal of Franklin County Middle School. Phillip Dunn (AB '69, MSW '73) of Winter Springs, Fla., died April 26. He spent serveral years working for the Department of Family and Children Services in Bibb, Cobb,Fulton, and Morgan counties. During his career, Dunn served as a caseworker, supervisor of Child Protection Services, and he was part of the development of the Cobb County Emergency Children's Shelter. Mark Turetsky (BBA '69) of Jonesboro die April 10.
Margaret Hogan Harris (MED '70) of Fargo, N.D., died April 7. She was a retired fourth grade teacher at Barrow Elementary School. Gary Hutcheson (BBA '70) of Atlanta died July 12, 2001. He was a past chairman of the Macon-Bibb County Recreation Commission and a past director of the Georgia Bulldog Club. He also served on the board of governors of the Georgia Mortgage Bankers Association. Willaim Lackey (BSPH '70) of Winder died Feb. 25. He worker for Winder Health Care. Carol Purvis (EDS '70) of Athens died Jan. 25. He was Superintendent of Schools for Clark County for 11 years and National Superintendent of the Year in 1991. He received state and national recognition for educational leadership. Madhu Bala Bhalla (MS '71) of Augusta died Dec. 7. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1978 and served as chief resident and a fellow in laparoscopic surgery at the Medical College of Georgia. She worked in private practice in Augusta for 23 years and was a respected member of the medical community. She enjoyed entertaining friends and family as well as traveling. Van Grosse (PHD '71) of Columbus died Jan. 28. He was a professor of biology at Columbus State University. Prior to joining the Columbus State University faculty, Grosse was a research biologist for Hayes International. Walter Hall Jr. (EDS '71) of Young Harris died Dec. 27. He was a retired teacher and counselor with the Fulton County Board of Education. He was a WWII veteran in the U.S. Air Force. Susan Moseley Reed (BBA '71) of Sylvania died April 28. She worked for King Finishing Company and later became a homemaker. She belonged to the Screven County Garden Club and the First United Methodist Church of Sylvania. Frederick Shirly (MED '71) of Harbor City, Calif. died Jan. 24. He was a retired principal of Hilsman Middle School, Cedar Shoals High School and Clarke Middle School. He served on the Board of the Georgia Association of Educators. Ralph Wilson ( EDS '71) of Alpharetta died April 21. He owned and operated Wilson Nationwide Insurance for 35 years. He also held various positions in education over the years. He served as a teacher and coach at Milton High School and was principal of Roswell High School before becoming Assistant Superintendent. In addition, Wilson served on the Fulton County Board of Education for 32 years. Charles Cannon III (BBA '72) of Moultrie, president of C H Cannon Company Pinefields Plant, died Feb. 15. He was a prominent farmer, plantation owner, and community leader. He was a supporter of the Colquitt Regional Hospice and of the arts. Lucinda Wingate Short (ABJ '72) of Athens died March 4. Known as "Cindy" to her friends, Short was a political activist who fought for women's issues. As a political strategist she was instrumental in local campaigns and recently served as campaign co-manager for Senator Doug Haines. She also established and managed the Athens Feminist Women's Health Center. James McDuffie Jr. (MPA '73, DPA '80) of Marietta died Feb. 4. He was the tax commissioner of Cobb County for 18 years. He was credited with computerizing the auto tag system and opening satellite tag offices across Cobb County. Prior to becoming tax commissioner, McDuffie was a political science professor and public adminstration professor at Kennesaw State University. Jerry Kicklighter Jr. (BSED '74) of Claxton died Feb. 7. He was a science teacher at Tattnall County High School and had held teaching positions at DeKalb Community College, Pinewood Christian Academy and Reidsville High School. Rober Johnston Jr. (ABJ '74) of Marietta, a broadcast engineer, died March 15. Frederick Wysong (BBA '74) of Hartwell died March 28. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Robert Anderson (MBA '75) of Macon died Jan. 1. He was the Chief Engineer for the F-15 aircraft at Warner Robins Air Force Base where he spent his entire professional career. He also enjoyed singing in the choir at St. Joseph's Catholic Church and golfing at the Golf Club of Macon. Carol Jean Chacto (DVM '75) of Banner Elk, N.C., died Jan. 24. She was a veterinarian at High Country Animal Clinic. Joseph Chesire Jr. (BS '75, MS '78) of Roswell, an entomologist with Liphatech Company for eight years, died Feb. 10. He served as an assistant professor in UGA's Department of Entomology and developed the Bugvac. Connie Fields Hull (BSED '75, MED '76) of Buford died April 3. Shewas a teacher in Gwinnet County schools. Hubert Sanders (BSA '76) of Cobbtown died Feb. 14. He worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture for serveral years. After retiring, he worked as a school bus driver for the Tattnall County Board of Education. James Hurt (JD '77) of Marietta died March 3. He was employed with the Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs for the past 24 years. He also served in the U.S. Army during th e Vietnam War era. William Waters (BBA '77) of Aiken, S.C., died Jan. 9. He worked for CertainTeed Corp. and Burroughs Computers as a sales representative. He also worked with his father's firm, Waters Coal Co., specializing in management. Diana Brooks Guest (BSED '78) of Athens died Dec. 24. She was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, the Athens Junior League, and Athens Country Club. She served as a member of the Presbyterian Women Coordinating Council at Central Presbyterian Church for many years and was a devoted Sunday School teacher and Vacation Bible School coordinator.
Malcolm Annis (PHD '80) of Arlington, Va., died March 30. He was a retired educator who taught at the University of Cincinnati, a university in Denmark, and he taught math and science in Vermont. John DeBord (DVM '80) of Independence, Va., co-owner of Twin Oaks Veterinary Hospital in Sparta, N.C., died Dec. 20. Susan Wells Finely (BSED '81) of Tucker died March 9. She was a marketing consultant with Digital Equipment Corp. From 1981to 1983 she was a special education teacher in Cobb County. Michael Finke (M '81) of Dacula died April 4. He was employed with the Federal Reserve Bank in Atlanta as a construction attorney, and was a member of Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church in Dacula. Charles Brooksher Jr. (AB '82) of Winder, an employee of Libery Mutual Insurance in Risk Track Management, died Jan. 24. Robert Moore (BSED '82) of Atlanta died March 14. He was a physical education teacher and football coach in the Atlanta Public School System. He taught at Fowler Street Elementary School. Guy Stargell (M '83) of Fayetteville died March 14. In the early 80's, he played for UGA's football and baseball teams. As a pitcher for the Bulldog baseball team, Stargell started 20 games and played in 27 games. During one season, he compiled a perfect 5-0 record. As a tight end on the 1980 UGA football team, Stargell helped the team earn its 12-0 record and win the SEC championship and the Sugar Bowl. James Blake (AB '84) of Cumming died Feb. 22. Rodney Hall (BS '84) of Savannah died Feb. 6. He worked for Savannah Electric and Power Company and was an avid fisherman. Enoch Albert Moffett III (MA'84, PHD '87) of Murfreesboro, Tenn., died March 16. For more than 24 years, Moffett was a news reporter and anchorman for television and news networks, including ABC and CBS. He served as host of "Good Morning Virginia" on ABC and was a lead news anchor in Richmond, Va. He then pursued an academic career teaching in the journalism program at Georgia State University. He later became a faculty member of the Department of Mass Communication of Middle Tennessee State University. There he established the department of television news. Louis Brown (BBA '85) of Atlanta died April 2. He was president of Aderhold Properties Inc. Through his work he developed many loft and apartment spaces across Atlanta. Paul Miller (MLA '85) of Athens died June 3. He was the director of economic development for the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce for 20 years. He was an influential part of the expansion of Eaton Corp., Nakanishi Metals Corp., and other corporations in Athens. Marie Hubbard Bramblett (MED '86) of Lawrenceville died March 13. Joseph McCarter (MED '86) of Madison died Jan. 21. He was a retired teacher. Myra Hancock Sears (EDS '88) of Buford died March 21. She was a retired administrator with Collins High School Community Education Program. Betty Ann Tidwell Robinson (EDS '89) of Lilburn died April 10. She was a teacher at Dyer Elementary School and was assistant principal at Lawrenceville Elementary and J.W. Benefield Elementary. For 8 years, Robinson served as principal of R.D. Head Elementary and, in 1993, she opened Simonton Elementary. Jan Curlee Cowles (EDS '89) of Barnwell, S.C., died March 1. She was a retired principal at Springdale Elementary School in Macon.
Margaret Elise Kleiner-Berryhill (BFA '90) of Athens died Feb. 24. "Greta" was an interior designer who worked for Kuppenheimer in Atlanta and Federated Department Stores. She also sang with some Athens bands in the 1980s, including Deep Step, Beaulah Rose, and Street Dancers. Joyce Steffens Collins (MSW '90) of Atlanta died Dec. 12. She was a social worker in a private practice in Atlanta. John Jones (BSA '99) of Summerville died Dec. 10. He established three businesses, as well as serving as an appraiser and a real estate broker. He returned to UGA for special training to serve returning veterans as an appraiser in obtaining home loans at a low rate of interest and doing special inspections to assure that the homes were properly construction in accordance with plans. Erica Murray (BMUD '99, MMED '02) of Winder died Dec. 6. She was actively involved in the Masters Hall Singers at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education, and in the Noteworthy Vocal Ensemble of UGA. She had been served as choral director at West Jackson Middle School at South Gwinnett High School.
Olivia Wynne Banks (M '02) of Marietta died June 3. Eric Powell (BBA '01) of Athens died July 3, 2001.