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Compiled by Alyson Waldrop

State Normal School

Dorothy Hall Pugh Morgan of Lumpkin died on Oct. 19. After the death of her second husband in 2002, she returned to her family home in Lumpkin, which she had maintained since 1962. She was a loving and devoted mother. Mary Carmichael Norman of Cartersville died on May 22, 2006. She retired from the Fulton County Board of Education after 35 years of service as a teacher and assistant principal at Harris Street Elementary School. She was a member of The First Families of Tennessee, The Daughters of the American Revolution, the Alpha Sigma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, the 25 Club of East Point, the Cartersville Book Club, the Cartersville Sewing Guild, and several bridge clubs. Norman was a member of Sam Jones Memorial United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Zachary Sunday School Class and the Lewis Link.

1920s

Thelma Barber Hill (M ’26) of Winder died on Feb. 5.

1930s

Samuel David Hirsch (BSC ’31) of Savannah died on Dec. 29. He was a Navy veteran of WWII and served in the Central Pacific with Service Squadron Ten at Pearl Harbor, Majuro, Einewetok, and Ulithi. He retired from the U.S. Naval Reserves in 1969 with the rank of lieutenant commander. Hirsch is a past commander of the Savannah chapter of the Military Order of World Wars, past president of the Savannah Retired Officers Association, former chairman of the Chatham Veterans Council, past president of the Hunter Chapter of Sojourners, past president of the Alee Temple Ritualistic Divan, secretary of the advisory board of the Salvation Army, the Lions Club and has been active in many other organizations. He was an active member of Temple Mickve Israel Synagogue. Hirsch was a partner in Hirsch and Schlosser, selling wholesale toys and notions until retiring in 1972. Marion Mathis Allen (ABEd ’33) of Milton, Wis., died on Feb. 4. At the National Convention of the American Red Cross in 2000 she received the title of the oldest volunteer still active in the country. At age 10, she volunteered as a “Red Crosser,” rolling bandages and knitting squares of yarn to be made into “Belgian Blankets” for shipment to the war countries of Europe. In 1992 she was honored by her hometown of Milton as the Citizen of the Year and the YWCA in her neighboring town of Janesville presented to her The Woman of Distinction award. She established “The Gathering Place” in 1991, an activity home for senior citizens. Allen was a member of the Milton United Methodist Church, Milton and Rock County Historical Societies, Wisconsin Trust for Historical Preservation, Colonial Dames, Junior League, Janesville Country Club and Madison Club. Edward Lamar McCranie (BSC ’33, MEd ’69) of Eastman died on Oct. 9. He was Dodge County School Superintendent from 1957 until his retirement in 1977. He was a veteran of WWII, a retired colonel of the U.S. Air Force, a U.S. Army commander of the CCC Camps, a charter member and past president of the Eastman Lions Club and a Georgia state senator from 1950 to 1952. He was a member and deacon at Eastman First Baptist Church. Sybil Burt Still (M ’33) of Kingsport, Tenn., died on Jan. 3. She was a member of Colonial Heights United Methodist Church. Ruby Jenkins Hughes (ABEd ’34) of Falls Church, Va., died on Sept. 30. She worked for several years as a social worker in Valdosta. She had lived in Falls Church since 1976. Mary Parker Sain (ABEd ’34) of Atlanta died on Oct. 24. She was a retired teacher and librarian with the Atlanta School System and a longtime member of Wieuca Road Baptist Church. Asa Monroe Bennett (BSA ’35) of Washington died on Oct. 6. He was a farmer in Wilkes County, raising Hereford cattle and planting extensive acreage in trees for lumber. He owned the Bennett Manufacturing Co., which manufactured Go-Karts from 1963 to 1977. Bennett was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Washington. Katie Oglesby Brown (BSEd ’35) of Elberton died on Sept. 22. She was the oldest member of Elberton Baptist Church, where she taught 4-year-olds in Sunday School for more than 60 years. She established the Jack & Jill Kindergarten in 1947, which she taught in her home until 1976. Harold Oliver Hallstrand (M ’35) of Miami, Fla., died on Oct. 11. He set up his first medical practice in Tallahassee, Fla., before becoming a civilian doctor at a military base in Carrabelle. In 1956 he joined his brother’s practice in Miami, where he practiced until they closed their office in the early 1980s. Hallstrand taught at the University of Miami School of Medicine, served as the corporate secretary of the International College of Surgeons, served as the president of the U.S. section of the ICS, was a founding member of the American Board of Surgery and a fellow of both the American College of Surgeons and the ICS. Middleton C. Harrison (BS ’35, BSA ’37, MEd ’59) of Sylvester died on Dec. 26. He taught in several Georgia schools before moving to Sylvester in 1954, where he served as principal of Sylvester Elementary School until retirement in 1973. He then served as assistant headmaster of Worth Academy for 10 years. He was a member of Pinson Memorial United Methodist Church where he served as Sunday school superintendent for many years. Harrison was a member of the United Methodist Men’s Club and the administrative board, the Sylvester Kiwanis Club, and the Georgia Retired Teachers Association, serving as president and as program chairman of the Worth chapter. Aurelius Franklin Chapman (BSCH ’36) of Willow Street, Pa., died on Dec. 30. He retired from DuPont, where he was employed as a research chemist for 36 years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lancaster, Phi Beta Kappa and the American Chemical Society. Dorothy Harper Hawes (MA ’36) of Tifton died on Dec. 6. She was a teacher for 18 years, mostly in North Carolina and Winder, and had never missed a day of school. She was active in the First United Methodist Church in Tifton, serving as a member of the Christian Sunday School class for years. She served on the board and was a volunteer librarian for the church. She later became a member of the First Baptist Church in Tifton, with her husband. Hawes was a charter member as well as a lifetime member of the Pink Ladies’ organization of Tift Regional Medical Center, having joined in 1971. Loyd Johnson Williams (BSA ’36, MEd ’51) of Greensboro died on Jan. 10, 2006. Seward I. Benjamin (BS ’37) of Delray Beach, Fla., died on Jan. 6, 2006. He was a partner in Phillips, Nizer, Benjamin, Krim & Ballon. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Amelia Golucke Rood Brooks (ABEd ’37) of Conyers died on Oct. 30. She was a member of Conyers Presbyterian Church, and an avid supporter of UGA. Robert de Treville Lawrence III (ABJ ’37) of Marietta died on Jan. 26. He served in the U.S. Air Force in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He flew the China-Burma-India route, known as the Hump, seven times. Lawrence donated historic papers to Kennesaw State University and his grandfather’s tools to the Marietta Museum of History. Benjamin Franklin Moore Jr. (AB ’37) of Austell died on Dec. 14, 2005. He was a native of Athens, and was minister at Albemarle Presbyterian Church in North Carolina and a pastor at St. Simons Presbyterian Church for more than 35 years. Julian O. Price (BSC ’37) of Athens died on Sept. 20. He was associated with his father in the Piedmont Market, Price Provision Co. and the Northeast Georgia Cattle Barn. He was later with Bradley Provision Co. Price was a member of the Athens Rotary Club, the Georgia Beef Association and a charter member of St. James Methodist Church, where he served as treasurer. Edward Scott Sell Jr. (AB ’37, JD ’39) of Macon died on Feb. 2. He retired from the U.S. Army Reserves with the rank of colonel. He was the attorney for Macon-Bibb Planning and Zoning Commission (1953-65), city attorney for the city of Macon (1947-53) and attorney for Bibb County (1965-99). Sell was a member of the State Disciplinary Board of State Bar of Georgia, State Board of Bar Examiners of Georgia, Fellows of the American Bar Foundation and the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia. He was a member of Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, where he served as church school superintendent, chairman of the official board and secretary and chairman of the board of trustees. William Winton “Win” Warren (JD ’37) of Silver Springs, Md., died on Jan. 1. He was a retired FBI special agent. After his retirement in 1972, he began painting, and his work has been shown at the Museum of the Sons of the American Revolution in Louisville, the College Park Aviation Museum and the Prince George’s County Hall of Fame. Warren was a docent at the National Museum of American Art and a member of the College Art Association, the Washington Society of Landscape Painters, the Prince George’s Arts Council, the Prince George’s Art Association, the Artists’ Equity Association and the advisory board of the Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel, Md. James Weaver Cooper Sr. (BSF ’38) of Savannah died on Nov. 18. In 1946, he joined Union Camp Corporation as a forester and retired in 1979 as superintendent of the Woodchecking Department. He was a charter member of First Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and was a member of the Friendship Sunday School class. He was a member of the Sons of the Revolution, and a past commander of the Military Order of the World Wars. Cooper served in the U.S. Army during WWII and during the Korean War. He was commandant of the Army Reserve Training Center in Savannah from 1952 to 1966. Guy Wisotzkey Firor Jr. (BSA ’38) of Austell died on Nov. 19. He worked for Cotton State Insurance Company as secretary/treasurer, and then retired after 30 years as sales manager for Courier Uniform Printing and Supply. He was a member of Peachtree Presbyterian Church. Firor was a major in the 6th Calvary during WWII. Edwin Bugg Fortson (LLB ’38) of Athens died on Jan. 10. He was a founding partner of the law firm Fortson, Bentley and Griffin in 1953. He was an instructor in trial tactics and legal ethics for a number of years at the UGA Lumpkin Law School. Fortson was a member of the State Bar of Georgia and served on the board of governors of the Georgia Bar Association, as president of the Western Circuit Bar Association and on the board of visitors of the University School of Law. He was an elder in Athens First Presbyterian Church, a member of the Athens Rotary Club, the Torch Club, the Athens Country Club, and a founding member of the Athens Symphony Orchestra Board. Ann MacGregor Stewart Marshall (ABJ ’38) of Savannah died on Feb. 3. She had a long career in newspaper reporting, publishing her work in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Savannah Morning News and Evening Press, Newsday and Newsweek. Marjorie Powell Massee (BSHE ’38) of Milledgeville died on Nov 18. She was a charter member of the Milledgeville Garden Club and was a member of First Baptist Church of Milledgeville. Miriam Davis White (AB ’38) of Douglas died on Nov. 19. John Wesson Ashford (BS ’39) of San Francisco, Calif., died on Dec. 26. He practiced anesthesia at St. Mary’s Hospital from 1949 until his retirement in 1983. He served as an officer in the Army Medical Corp in WWII. Ashford was a member of the Presidio Golf Club, the San Francisco Yacht Club and the Pile Drivers Investment Club. Olin Levern Lindsey (BSF ’39) of Washington died on Feb. 9. He was the first forest ranger in Wilkes County. He retired from Blue Cross/Blue Shield after 22 years as vice president of marketing. He was an Army veteran of WWII, serving in the Pacific as a radar officer in the Signal Corps. He served as president of the Hazelhurst and Washington Kiwanis clubs, and was lieutenant governor for Kiwanis, Southeast Georgia. Elizabeth Riley (ABEd ’39) of Athens died on Feb. 5. She was a retired educator and librarian. She was a member of Walnut Grove United Methodist Church and attended Athens First United Methodist Church. Evelyn Frances Robinson (BFA ’39) of Savannah died on Dec. 5. She was a gifted and talented pianist. Spiros Alexander Siafacas (BSC ’39) of Winston-Salem, N.C., died on Oct. 13. He retired from the U.S. Department of State with 30 years of service as a foreign service officer in the diplomatic service. He and his family lived in Greece, India, Guatemala and Switzerland. Siafacas was a WWII veteran.

1940s

Miriam Dreizin Chanin (BFA ’40) of Macon died on Jan. 15. She was a business partner in Stephens Women’s Apparel for 50 years. She served on the board of the American Cancer Society and volunteered for the “Reach to Recovery” program. She was honored at the Rose Ball in 1992 by the local unit of the Cancer Society for her 22 years of volunteer service. Chanin was a member of Congregation Sha’arey Israel and its Sisterhood and a member of Hadassah Women’s Organization. Lorraine McArthur Hicks (BSC ’40) of Pensacola, Fla., died on Jan. 29. She was employed by the State Department of Education, Tallahassee, Fla., before retiring from the Escambia County School District after 29 years as secretary to the superintendent and the school board. Harry Jordan Hutcheson (BSA ’40) of Dublin died on Feb. 2. He retired as the county extension agent for Hancock County, also serving the counties of Glascock, Bacon and Wayne. He was retired as an insurance agent from Farm Bureau and also served as a board member for the Laurens County Farm Bureau. Hutcheson was a member of Pine Forest Methodist Church and the Pine Forest Methodist Church Men’s Club. Henry Barney Ingram (BSA ’40) of Americus died on Sept. 15. He was a retired citrus products inspector for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Americus, and was an avid fan of the Atlanta Braves baseball team. Ingram served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Nelle Norman Cobb Johnson (BSHE ’40) of Hot Springs Village, Ark., died on Nov. 10. She was a retired home economics professor from Lambuth University, and a member of Presbyterian Kirk in the Pines. Paul Jones Lindsey (BSA ’40) of Madison died on Nov. 1. Jean Pittman Moore (BSHE ’40) of South Hill, Va., died on Oct. 2. She was a founding member of the South Hill Music Club in 1953, and served as president on three different occasions and later became a life member. She was a member of the South Hill United Methodist Church and was its organist for 25 years. She was also active in the United Methodist Women’s Group. Moore was a life member of the Community Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and an honorary member of the Southside Alzheimer’s Association. Kathleen Scruggs Vignaux (ABJ ’40) of Atlanta died on Feb. 2. After graduation, she worked for the state of Georgia Wildlife Commission and later worked in the office of the president of the Henry Grady Hotel. She was a longtime member of the Wieuca Road Baptist Church in Buckhead and a member of the Faith Sunday school class. Wilfred Buck Yearns Jr. (MA ’40) of Greensboro died on Nov. 18. He began teaching at Wake Forest College in 1949, and remained there until his retirement in 1988. He authored and collaborated on numerous books including Confederate Congress, North Carolina Civil War Documentary and The Papers of Thomas Jordan Jarvis. Yearns was awarded two Fulbright grants to teach history in Calcutta, India. He also taught at Wake Forest campuses in London, England, and Venice, Italy. Kathryn Walker Yeomans (M ’40) of Elberton died on Oct. 27. Dorothy Sewell Davis (BFA ’41) of Rome died on Jan. 22. She taught at Cave Springs Elementary School in Cave Springs. She played the violin in the Rome Symphony Orchestra. Davis was a member of the American Association of University Women. In the last several years, she had studied French and traveled to Paris, France. J. Rawson Haverty Sr. (AB ’41) of Atlanta died on Jan. 26. In 1941 he joined the Haverty Furniture Companies Inc. in 1941, the company founded by his grandfather in 1885. In 1942, he was called to active duty service as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He was honorably discharged in 1945 with the rank of major. He retired in 2000 from Haverty Furniture and was named chairman emeritus. Haverty served a three-year term as distinguished practitioner/lecturer for the College of Business at UGA. He was named “All American Merchant” of the furniture industry and was elected to the American Furniture Hall of Fame in October 2005. Elizabeth Barber Koen (BS ’41) of New Orleans, La., died on Dec. 26. She was a longtime member of Aurora United Methodist Church. Harold Richard Lesselbaum (BSF ’41) of Atlanta died on Jan. 18. He worked for the South Carolina Forest Service in Florence and Kingstree, S.C., before becoming a partner in Lane Lumber Co. He was a partner in Williamsburg Building Supply Co. for 38 years in Kingstree. After retiring in 1985, he earned his real estate license and worked for McGill Real Estate Agency for eight years. Lesselbaum served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during WWII. William Wright Parker (BSC ’41) of Brunswick died on Nov. 13. He was a lifelong resident of Brunswick and was co-owner of Parker-Kaufman Realtors and Insurors. He was past president of the local board of realtors, past director of the National Association of Realtors, realtor emeritus, past city commissioner, past president of the Chamber of Commerce, past chairman of the America National Bank, past president and Paul Harris Fellow of the Brunswick Rotary Club and past president of the Brunswick Jaycees. Parker was an active member of St. Francis Xavier Church. Virginia Parks Souther (BSHE ’41) of Gainesville died on Jan. 2. She served for 15 years with the Hall County Department of Family Children Services, first as a caseworker and then as director. She also served on the professional advisory committee of North District Home Health Agency, the women’s division of the Chamber of Commerce, and Ninth District Georgia County Welfare Association. Souther was a member of the Dogwood Garden Club, Tallulah Falls Study Club, Gainesville Federated Music Club, Northeast Georgia History Center, Northeast Georgia Medical Auxiliary and served as director of the Pilot Club. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Open Door Sunday school class. William Q. Thomas (BSAE ’41) of Snellville died on June 12, 2006. Dorothy Wansley Whitlow (AB ’41) of Royston died on July 12. She served as an educator in the Franklin County School System for more than 20 years. She was a member of the Royston Baptist Church, where she served as the Sunday school teacher of the Fidelis class for 18 years, was the pianist for the adult Sunday school, superintendent of the junior department, and a G.A. and Sunbeam Leader. Whitlow served as chairman of the Franklin County Library Board and the Royston Library Board. Lunie Mae Clifton (BSHE ’42) of Statesboro died on July 30. She worked in Dallas, Texas, as a private secretary before moving to Jacksonville, Fla., and earning her teacher’s certificate. She taught school in Jacksonville for more than 25 years. Marjorie Dekle Derrick (AB ’42) of Clayton died on July 15. Susan Pritchett Illman (ABJ ’42) of Overland Park, Kan., died on Dec. 14. She was involved in local politics, volunteering many years for the Republican Party. She was a member of St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church. Julian Edwin Price Sr. (BBA ’42) of Quitman died on Oct. 28. He was a lifelong resident of Brooks County. He was a retired office manager for Griner Motors, and a member of the First Baptist Church of Quitman. Price was a veteran of WWII and served in the U.S. Navy Air Corp. Marcia Ann Fisher Swanson (BSHE ’42, MEd ’71, EdS ’73) of McDonough died on Dec. 21. She was a member of McDonough First Baptist Church and the Henry County Retired Teachers Association. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening, reading and painting. John Render Turner (BS ’42) of LaGrange died on Jan. 23. He served as the chief of staff of West Georgia Medical Center, served on the City Council from 1960 to 1963, served as president of the board of trustees for the Medical College of Georgia in 1975, served on the board of trustees for West Georgia Medical Center from 1984 to 1986, and was the director of the Georgia Angus Foundation. He retired as a physician after 53 years in private practice. Turner served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during WWII and the Korean War. He was the founder of the Troup County Bridle Club and was the founding member of the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra and served on its board of directors. Turner was a member of First United Methodist Church. Frank Williams Fitch Jr. (BSA ’43) of Athens died on Nov. 14. He was a member of the state 4-H faculty at Rock Eagle 4-H Center until his retirement in 1980. He joined the 4-H staff in 1955 after serving as an extension wildlife specialist and as a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Fitch initiated and coordinated the project to develop an alternative camp environment for 4-H’ers at Rock Eagle in 1974. In 1994, the Frank Fitch Pioneer Camp was dedicated in his honor. In 2002, he was recognized as one of the founders of Rock Eagle. Frances Ferguson Stewart (BBA ’43) of Pensacola, Fla., died on Jan. 12. She volunteered at the gift shop at Baptist Hospital for the past 25 years. She was a Heritage member of more than 50 years at the First Baptist Church of Pensacola, a member of the Camellia Garden Club, Nomads, Pensacola Little Theater Guild, Music Study Club, Rise and Stride, and the Navy League. Stewart was the winner of the 1995 Gate to Gate 5K run/walk in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Martha Patat Akins (BBA ’44) of Bogart died on Oct. 31. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Margery Sasser Hixon (BSHE ’44) of Cuthbert died on July 2. She was a retired caseworker for the Department of Family and Children Services and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cuthbert. Dan Herndon Jordan (BSA ’44) of Dalton died on Jan. 15. He retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a soil scientist after more than 36 years of service. He was a charter and honorary member of the National Association Retired Federal Employees, National Society of Consulting Soil Scientists and the Georgia Professional Soil Scientists Inc. Jordan was a member of the Dalton Civitan Club, a life member of the Elks, and an active member of the Dalton First United Methodist Church, having served as president of the Fellowship Sunday School Class. Jo Timberlake Owensby (BSEd ’44) of Macon died on Nov. 7. She taught in Hart County and later in Royston before becoming the secretary to the assistant state supervisor of vocational agriculture at West Georgia College. Later, she accepted a position as director of youth work at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Columbus. Owensby moved to Macon in 1955, and several years later opened Tender Twigs Kindergarten of Wimbish Woods, which closed after nine years. She then became director of the kindergarten at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, and years later became director of Cherokee Heights Baptist Church kindergarten. Later, she accepted a job with Macon Urban Ministries, working at the Church of the Exceptional for four years. During her time there, Owensby learned sign language and organized a ministry for deaf children and young people. In retirement, she worked as Hay House docent and then as secretary and step-on tour guide for Middle Georgia Historical Society at the Sidney Lanier Cottage. Edith Duke Shiver (BSHE ’44) of Patmos died on July 5. She was a former school teacher at Hopeful High School, Baker County High School and was principal at Patmos Elementary School. She was a member of Patmos Freewill Baptist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher for many years and was actively involved in local and state church activities. Shiver was a member of the Eastern Star and community leader with the March of Dimes. Hubert Ellison Tucker Sr. (BBA ’44) of Lawrenceville died on Oct. 9. He operated Williams Drug Store for many years before becoming an area coordinator for the manpower development and training program of the state Department of Education. He retired from MDT and opened Tucker’s Gift Shop on the square in Lawrenceville until retiring at age 90. Tucker was a deacon and member of the First Baptist Church of Lawrenceville since 1946. He taught Sunday school for many years, and was a member of the Walter Alford Sunday School class. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Lawrenceville, serving as president and lieutenant governor. He was instrumental in bringing the first hospital to Gwinnett and served on the first hospital authority. Tucker served in the U.S. Army. Irving Coleman Alsobrook Jr. (M ’45) of Jacksonville, Fla., died on Oct. 16. He served as executive assistant to Mayor Lou Ritter and for more than 30 years was manager of the Jacksonville Sports Complex. He was a leader in the Florida-Georgia High School Football Officials Association for more than 40 years. Alsobrook served in the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII. John Ward Bennett (M ’45) of Fort Gaines died on June 29, 2006. He was a lifelong resident of Fort Gaines. He served in the U.S. Army Corps during WWII as a lead radar technician for the 381st Bomb Group of the 8th Air Force. He was the retired owner and operator of Clay Finance Company and also owned and operated the Dairy Freeze. Bennett served as mayor and city judge of Fort Gaines and as a city councilman for many years. He was a co-founder and served on the board of directors of Southland Bank in Abbeville and also was a co-founder of the Abbeville Christian Academy. Bennett received a 50-year pin from the Washington Masonic Lodge No. 19 in Cuthbert. He was a Shriner in Albany, and a member of the Fort Gaines Baptist Church. Juanita Whatley Champion (BSHE ’45) of Carrollton died on Jan. 5. She taught at Franklin High School, Central High, Oak Mountain Academy, Jordan High School and West Georgia College and retired from Carrollton High School after 40 years in the teaching profession. Katherine McDuffie Elebash (BBA ’45) of Columbus died on Nov. 13. She was a lifelong resident of Columbus, and was retired from the Ledger-Enquirer, where she worked as an assistant to the society editor. Betty Moseley Sherrill (BSHE ’45) of Conyers died on Nov. 22. She was a member of Conyers First United Methodist Church, the Maxwell Class, and Methodist Women’s Association. Atwood McGowan “Mack” Freeman Jr. (M ’46) of Tifton died on July 10. He was a practicing orthopedic surgeon for many years in Albany and in Tifton. He was a member of the Medical Association of Georgia, the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Foot and Ankle Society, the Pan American Medical Association, the Georgia Orthopedic Society and the Dougherty County Medical Society. Freeman was the president and co-founder of the Helping Hands Medical Mission. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Albany, the Albany Sports Hall of Fame and the Albany Rotary Club. Freeman was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Janet Cash Westbrook (M ’46) of Marietta died on Dec. 21. She was a resident of Marietta since 1951. She was a teacher and homemaker and was an active member of First Presbyterian Church of Marietta. Carol Warner “Dick” Davidson (BSA ’47) of Doerun died on Dec. 23. He was owner of Davidson Cotton States Insurance Agency. He served 12 years on the Doerun City Council and six years as mayor of Doerun. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, and was a member and deacon of First Baptist Church of Doerun. William Chaney Engle (BSEd ’47) of Cleveland, Ohio, died on July 17. James Noble Finley (MEd ’47) of Rome died on Dec. 31. He was principal of Armuchee High School, Valley Point High School and West Side High School in Dalton, Weeksville High School in Elizabeth City, N.C., and Hogansville High School. He taught at UGA’s off-campus center in Rome and was coordinator of the Elderhostel program at Berry College. Finley retired after 36 years as a teacher and principal in public schools. He taught adult Sunday school for more than 60 years and was a charter member and lifetime deacon of Garden Lakes Baptist Church in Rome. He was president of Hogansville Lions Club and the Whitfield County Principals Association. Roberta Saul Fowler (BS ’47) of Atlanta died on Feb. 4. She was retired from the State of Georgia Department of Public Health. She was an active member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church for more than 70 years, where she was a member of the Daughters of the King and St. Hilda’s Circle. Eleanor Williams Griner (AB ’47) of Athens died on Jan. 7. She was a longtime volunteer at St. Mary’s Hospital, a homemaker, and member of St. Stephens’ Anglican Church. Irene “Vickey” Slaughter Hale (BFA ’47) of Athens died on Jan. 4. She was a homemaker and an accomplished artist, who along with her husband designed and built custom homes in the Athens area. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Athens and the Bobbin Mill Garden Club. Elizabeth Gordon Nix (BSHE ’47, MEd ’67) of Grayson died on Nov. 5. She was a retired teacher and a member of First Baptist Church in Snellville. Marion Ernest Norris (BSEd ’47, MEd ’59) of Burnsville, N.C., died on Feb. 2. She was editor of The Red & Black during her time at UGA. She was a teacher and basketball coach at Athens Senior High. In 1959, after moving to Hialeah, Fla., she taught at Palm Springs Junior High and then at Miami Springs Senior High School, where she was the first girls’ varsity basketball coach. Norris retired from teaching and moved to Burnsville, where she became active in the Yancey County Humane Society, serving as president from 1998 to 2006. Sarah Smith Nutt (M ’47) of Indian Harbour Beach, Fla., died on Oct. 18. She was a member of Holy Apostles Episcopal Church. Kenneth E. Sessler Jr. (BBA ’47) of Pompano Beach, Fla., died on Dec. 1. In 1949 he accepted a position as one of the first agents in the southeast with Allstate Insurance Company, which he retired from in 1982. After retirement, he moved aboard his boat, which was based in Vero Beach, Fla., and then in Marathon, Fla. He was a founding member of The Cherokee Town & Country Club and the Northside Methodist Church. Sessler enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1942, and was assigned to the 8th Air Force in England. He was then transferred to the 15th Air Force in southern Italy, and from there flew missions over Germany and Austria until 1944. Fuller Garner Weatherwax (BS ’47, BSPH ’49) of Jupiter, Fla., died on Dec. 29. He had resided in the Palm Beach County area since 2000. He owned and operated Weatherwax Pharmacy in Boonville, N.C., and Clemmons, N.C. Later, Weatherwax worked at the VA Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., and Houston, Texas. Frances Wilkins Youngblood (BFA ’47) of Douglas died on Nov. 6. Gaynor Lee Bracewell (BSA ’48) of High Shoals died on Sept. 27. He lived for several years in Florida where he built many homes. After moving to High Shoals, Bracewell purchased land on the Appalachee River and built an electrical generating plant. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. Jerome Winfred Cox (M ’48) of Rome died on June 7, 2006. Beverly Burns Ledakowski (BS ’48) of Port Richey, Fla., died on Dec. 22. She was a homemaker and an avid fan of Georgia football. Robert Samuel Stubbs (BS ’48) of Miami, Fla., died on March 23, 2005. Clara McGuire Wendt (BSHE ’48) of Commerce died on Nov. 13. Lynelle Knighton Whittlesey (M ’48) of Albany died on Oct. 2. She was the first registered dental hygienist in Albany. She was a member and officer in the Albany Junior League, a member of the Town and Country Garden Club, and a member of Theatre Albany. She was a partner in G&L Consultants. Whittlesey and her husband were one of the founding families of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, where she was a communicant until her death. She was chairman of the Altar Guild for more than 25 years, a choir member, Sunday school teacher, and a member of the Daughters of the King, the Episcopal Church Women, and served as a delegate to the diocesan convention. William Stephens Agee (BSA ’49) of McDonough died on Nov. 4. In 1954, he started his own business, W.S. Agee Grading and Contractors Inc., which built projects like the 125-acre Lake Dow North, Georgia National Golf Course, the 2,000-foot Mallard’s Landing airstrip and water reservoirs for the cities of McDonough and Locust Grove. Throughout his life, Agee built 317 ponds. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was awarded the Purple Heart. Robert Lee Banks (ABJ ’49, MA ’51) of Denton, Texas, died on Jan. 1. He taught at Darlington School in Rome and the Georgia Institute of Technology and retired after teaching 30 years in the English department at the University of North Texas. He was acknowledged as a contributor to the First Harbrace College Handbook, and he created and taught a course in modern American drama. Banks served as an ensign in the U.S. Navy during WWII in the Pacific theater aboard the USS Caldwell. Earl B. Bearden (BSA ’49, DVM ’52) of Madison died on Nov. 30. Caroline Elkins Burton (BBA ’49) of Cleveland, Ohio, died on April 6, 2006. Hilton Eugene Davidson (BSA ’49, MEd ’61) of Sylvester died on June 30, 2006. Tommy DeLange (BSA ’49) of Orlando, Fla., died on March 26, 2006. He loved to write poetry and travel in his motor home. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the 501st Airborne as a paratrooper. James Harold Garrett Jr. (BSA ’49) of Broxton died on Dec. 14, 2005. Benning Burgard Garrison (ABJ ’49) of Evans died on Nov. 14. She was a writer, avid golfer and long-time skier. She was the 139th member of the National Ski Patrol Association, an organization whose current membership is approximately 10,500. She was a member of, and later led, the Ski Patrol at Ski Valley. Garrison was president of the Ladies Golf Association at Augusta Country Club twice, a member of the nominating committee at the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame and a member of the Sapphire Valley Country Club. She was a freelance writer, and regularly was published in Augusta Magazine’s edition for the Masters Golf Tournament. Garrison was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd, the National Society of Colonial Dames, the Junior League of Augusta and a writer’s club in Augusta. Margaret Wall Higgins (BSHE ’49) of Alpharetta died on Dec. 21. She was a retired teacher of more than 30 years in the Georgia public schools. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and served as regent of the Roswell King Chapter. She was a member of the Alpharetta First United Methodist Church. Mildred Moneyhun Nelson (M ’49) of Akron, Ohio, died on Aug. 21. Herman Emile Poss (ABJ ’49) of Cuthbert died on Oct. 27. He was employed with the General Services Administration in Atlanta, serving as chief of operations, building management division, for the southeastern region. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Cuthbert, where he was a deacon. Poss served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Donald Len Singletary (BS ’49) of Dahlonega died on Oct. 5. He taught science in the Atlanta school system from the early 1950s until 1969. He joined the faculty of North Georgia College and State University in 1975 and helped establish the nursing program there. He taught until his retirement in 1983. Singletary served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. Charles Mercer Snelling III (BBA ’49) of Madison, Ala., died on Nov. 1. He spent his adult life in Decatur before moving to Madison in 2002. He worked for Otto Goedecke Inc. for 20 years and retired from the former National Bank of Georgia after 25 years. He was a member of the Decatur Presbyterian Church, the Kappa Alpha Order, the North Decatur Lions Club, the Atlanta Athletic Club and the former East Lake Country Club. Snelling served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. Daniel Dempsey Stanley (AB ’49) of Atlanta died on Jan. 1. He worked with Atlanta and West Point Railroad and The Western Railway of Alabama Georgia Railway, and retired in 1979. Albert Fleming Winecoff Jr. (BBA ’49) of Atlanta died on Aug. 29. He was a retired real estate executive and a WWII Navy veteran. Earl Jackson Woodard (BSPH ’49) of Dublin died on Sept. 5. He was retired from the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center, where he served as chief of pharmacy for several years. He was a member of Jefferson Street Baptist Church and was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII.

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George Lester Allmond Jr. (BSA ’50, MS ’64) of Buckhead died on Dec. 27. He was retired from the UGA Extension Service as a county agent. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. Allmond enjoyed hunting and fishing as long as he was able. He was a member of Buckhead Baptist Church. John Davis Bolton (BSA ’50) of Bogart died on Feb. 5. He was a retired Clarke County agricultural agent, and a U.S. Air Force veteran of WWII and the Korean conflict. Vernon Eugene Carne (MEd ’50) of Stone Mountain died on Oct. 6. He was one of 13 charter members of the Belvedere United Methodist Church. He founded the Georgia Federal Credit Union in 1958 and served on its board of directors until 1998. Carne was a major in WWII and retired with the rank of colonel from the Army Reserves. After WWII, he served as commandant of Georgia Military College and later as a school principal in DeKalb County at Hooper Alexander and Flat Shoals Elementary Schools until his retirement in 1979. Charles Richard Catlett (M ’50) of Keystone Heights, Fla., died on Nov. 1. He was a retired sales manager from Claude Nolan Cadillac and Wilson Pontiac, where he was the Pontiac National Sales Manager four times. He served as past president of the GA Bulldog Club in Jacksonville, Fla., and was a member of the Fresh Start Fellowship. Catlett served in the U.S. Marines during WWII in the Pacific sector. Neal Franklin Daniel (BBA ’50) of Dunwoody died on Sept. 17. He retired in 1990 after more than 40 years with Georgia Pacific. He was a member of Intown Community Church in Atlanta, and he served in the U.S. Air Force during WWII. Mignon “Tina” Gresham Dorminey (BSEd ’50) of Ocilla died on Oct. 1. John Espy Elrod (BBA ’50) of Lawrenceville died on Nov. 5. Robert Melvin Fickle (BBA ’50) of Decatur died on Sept. 23. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and fought in seven major battles in the Pacific Ocean including Okinawa. He retired as a systems analyst for the materials division after 38 years with Lockheed Georgia. Taska Stonecypher Fitzgerald (BSHE ’50) of Hampton, Va., died on Nov. 12. She retired as a second grade teacher at Fox Hill Elementary School. She was an active member of the Chapel of the Centurion on Fort Monroe, Va., where she participated in the Altar Guild. Melver “Bo” Fulghom (BSA ’50) of Montezuma died on Dec. 31. He retired as human resource director at Southern Frozen Foods. He also taught school in Wilcox County. Fulghom was an appraiser for the Federal Land Bank. He was a member of The Senior Golf Association and the Lions Club. Fulghom was on the board of directors of South Georgia Technical College. He served in the Naval Air Force during WWII, and was a member of the Montezuma United Methodist Church. Frank Dempsey Guillebeau (BS ’50) of Albany died on Jan. 9. He moved to Albany in 1960 and practiced medicine with Hollis, Johnson, and Guillebeau, which later became Albany Internal Medicine. He was board certified in internal medicine and a fellow in the American College of Cardiology. Guillebeau helped start Palmyra Park Hospital and was a trustee on its board for several years. He was also a member of the Dougherty County Medical Society, where he once served as its president. He retired in 1999. Guillebeau was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church for 40 years. William Harold Gurley (BSA ’50, MS ’61, PhD ’68) of Athens died on Jan. 8. He became an assistant county agent with the Cooperative Extension Service in 1950. In 1954, he became a member of the faculty of the University of Georgia. He was voted professor emeritus of agronomy in the Cooperative Extension Service by the University of Georgia Board of Regents in 1979. He retired that same year. Gurley was a member of First Baptist Church of Athens for 53 years. He served in the Amphibious Tank Division in the South Pacific during WWII. William Frank Irwin (BS ’50) of Rockmart died on May 18, 2006. Daniel Edwin Pratt (BSA ’50, MSA ’52) of San Antonio, Texas, died on Jan. 7. He was a professor at the University of Wisconsin for several years, but transferred to Perdue University where he taught for 23 years, until his retirement in 1992. He authored numerous books and articles on natural antioxidants of plant minerals, and was involved in many professional organizations, including the American Oil Chemical Society, American Institute of Chemists, and Institute of Food Technologists. Pratt served in the Marine Corps during WWII in the 4th Marine Division in the Pacific. Carl McDonald Scott Jr. (M ’50) of Decatur died on Feb. 8. He was the director of entomology for the state of Georgia before retiring in 1982. He and his wife spent 24 years after retirement traveling the globe. Scott was a Navy veteran, having served in the Pacific during WWII. W. Carl “Bud” Wiggins Jr. (M ’50) of Charleston, S.C., died on Nov. 11. He was the retired president of Purity Ice Cream Company. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. Oliver Joseph Williams (BBA ’50) of Tampa, Fla., died on Jan. 24. He retired in 1984 as regional vice president at Aetna Life & Casualty after a 34-year career. In 1985, he and his wife opened a cruise-only travel agency, which they sold in 1991, although he continued to manage the company until retiring again in 1994. In recent years, Williams had been a volunteer with Meals on Wheels. Edith Claire Wilson (BSNE ’50) of Decatur died on Oct. 26. She was a registered nurse with the U.S. Navy and served on the USS Consolation AH-15. During her service, she was commissioned as a commander and received the WWII Victory Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal and Korean Service Medal. Bernard Abraham Adler (M ’51) of Savannah died on Jan. 26. He served during WWII as a U.S. Navy 7th Fleet combat air crewman. While at UGA, he joined the Army Ready Reserve and was called to service in the Korean conflict. He retired from military service with the rank of major. Adler later worked for General Electric Co., missile and space division, as a senior technical writer and a technical requirements specialist. He was the project lead technical writer at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., in developing the proposal for the space shuttle. In the 1970s, Adler was assistant to the nuclear site construction manager where he wrote work and administrative procedures directing the activities of more than 19,000 personnel at three nuclear power stations. Jules de Romand Bacot (BFA ’51) of Madison, Fla., died on Nov. 30, 2005. He had lived in Madison for 37 years, and was a retired professor emeritus from North Florida Community College after 24 years. He was a Shriner, Mason and a member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Apalachee Bay Yacht Club and the Huguenot Society. Bacot served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. David Merton Brinning (BS ’51) of Charlotte, N.C., died on Jan. 6. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Charlotte. Morris Norton Dalton Sr. (BS ’51) of Knoxville, Tenn., died on Jan. 29. In 1968, he joined the practice at the West Haven Medical Clinic. He was a founding partner of Parkwest Hospital. Dalton was a member of the Tennessee Medical Association, Knoxville Academy of Medicine and the Fort Loudon Yacht Club. He obtained the rank of captain in the U.S. Army Air Force, having served in Europe during WWII with the 417th Nightfighter Squadron. Henry Francis Doar (BSEd ’51) of Warner Robins died on Nov. 17. He taught school and physical education for 37 years. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Doar served in the U.S. Army during WWII and fought in the D-Day Landing and the Battle of the Bulge. He received two Bronze Stars and one Purple Heart. Lawrence Newby Faulk (BSA ’51) of Jeffersonville died on Jan. 22. He was retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, where he served as a country office director for 31 years. He served in the Navy during the Korean conflict aboard the USS Dixie from 1951 to 1955. Faulk was a member of the Birmingham-based Carpenters for Christ and a member of New Richland Baptist Church. Billy Hyman Hargrove (BSEd ’51) of Kissimmee, Fla., died on Aug. 21. Alex Ansel Hendry (BSA ’51) of Valdosta died on Sept. 29. He was a partner in Lindsey and Daughtrey Plant Company for 20 years. In 1973 he started Cecil Farms and in 1984 the company became Valdosta Plant Company, which he retired from in 2005. He was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church. Hendry served two years in the U.S. Army in Germany. Robert Floyd Huff (BSA ’51, MS ’55) of Napa, Calif., died on Nov. 12. In 1969 he became vice president of Pacific Vegetable Oil International in San Francisco, Calif., and retired in 1981. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of WWII, a member of the Masonic Lodge of Hixson, Tenn., and the Scottish Rite of Columbus, Ohio. Huff was an avid golfer and member of the Marin Country Club for 21 years and was instrumental in the formation of the senior men’s group at the Napa Valley Country Club. John Walter Huntemann (BSF ’51, MSF ’52) of Stone Mountain died on Sept. 13. Eugene L. Ostell (BBA ’51) of Marietta died on Oct. 2. He retired from the Chrysler Corp. in the early 1970s. He owned and operated Fact-O-Bake from 1976 to 1992. Ostell was a member of the Smyrna Presbyterian Church where he was a deacon. He served in the Merchant Marines and the U.S. Army occupied forces during WWII. Don Frazer Sharpley (BS ’51, BBA ’52) of Metter died on June 7, 2006. He entered the U.S. Army in 1953 and served until 1955 as a statistical mathematician at Fort Jackson and Fort Gordon, working in the division comptrollers office. He attended the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in 1956 and afterward went to work with Varnedoe Chisholm and Johnson Lane Space, investment banking firms in Savannah, until his retirement in 1988. He served as junior and senior warden of St. Andrew’s Church, and was a member of the Sons of the Revolution, German Heritage Society and Cotillion Club and a past member of the Savannah Yacht Club and Oglethorpe Club. James Alan Stanfield (JD ’51) of Glennville died on Dec. 20. He practiced law for 50 years in Atlanta. He represented various banking and financial institutions and was instrumental in creating the Commercial Code of Georgia, by which all business transactions in Georgia are regulated. Frances Alper Sturm (AB ’51) of Knoxville, Tenn., died on Feb. 7, 2004. In 1954, she and her husband moved to Oak Ridge, Tenn., where they started Sturm’s Youth World. She was active in her synagogue and many community volunteer activities. She moved to Knoxville in 1991. William Douglas Winn (AB ’51) of Griffin died on Aug. 14. He attended the Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Va., and was ordained to the priesthood in 1951. He served as rector of St. George’s Episcopal Church in Griffin for 21 years until his retirement in 1985. Winn was a longtime member of the Griffin Rotary Club and the Council of Downtown Pastors. He served as president of the library board for the Flint River Regional Library. He was community relations coordinator for the Griffin-Spalding County Hospital for many years, and was named “Man of the Year” in 1975 by the Griffin Exchange Club. William Donald Bray (BSF ’52) of Prosperity, S.C., died on Nov. 4. He was retired from Union Camp as a forester and worked after retirement at the Mid-Carolina Country Club. He was a member of Zion United Methodist Church where he was a former Sunday School teacher. Bray was a Mason for 47 years and was a member of Prosperity Masonic Lodge. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. Sam Grady Dunaway (M ’52) of Winder died on Sept. 18. Robert Edward Flanders (MSEd ’52, EdD ’66) of Griffin died on Dec. 8. He founded Cooperative Educational Services. He was a member of the Griffin First United Methodist Church, the Rotary Club of Griffin, and was a member and former officer of both the National Teacher’s Association and the Georgia Educational Association. Flanders was a Mason and a Shriner. Lee Hull (BSPH ’52) of Jacksonville, Fla., died on Aug. 27. He moved to Manchester after graduation where he was a pharmacist with City Drug Company. When he moved to Jacksonville, Fla., he was first a pharmaceutical salesman for McKesson-Robbins Drug Company, and later worked with the state of Florida’s narcotic agency as a drug officer for three years. After that he owned his own drug store before retiring as a pharmacist from Baptist Hospital. Hull was a past president of the Northeast Florida Pharmaceutical Association. He had been a member of Lakewood United Methodist Church for 42 years where he was on the counting committee, served as an usher, and was active in Sunday school and the Meals on Wheels program. Margaret Rhyne Wagener (BSHE ’52, MEd ’67, EdS ’85, BSA ’00) of Athens died on Oct. 22. She taught English, gifted studies, career planning and special education. After retiring, she became an avid gardener and volunteered with the State Botanical Garden. Wagener co-hosted a radio show on gardening. She was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church since 1964. Laura Pirkle Aiken (M ’53) of St. Simons Island died on Jan. 16. After moving to St. Simons in 1958, she was active in the St. Simons Elementary School PTA, involved for many years at Christ Church with the John Wesley Guild, the Tour of Homes, the adult choir at Christ Church and was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Aiken was a real estate broker and then purchaser for Roberta’s Shop at the Pier on St. Simons. James Selig Bernstein (M ’53) of Athens died on Jan. 8. He pursued a theatrical career under the stage name Jesse Black. His most notable role was in “The Wrong Man” starring Henry Fonda. Among others, his poker buddies included Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, Walter Matthau and Gavin McLeod. In 1961, Bernstein returned to Athens after his father became ill. He farmed and raised cattle and later founded Delta Realty in 1977, earning entry in the Million Dollar Club in 1983. Bernstein semi-retired in 2000, but remained active until 2005. Marianna Winn Casey (M ’53) of Kingsland died on Oct. 5. She was a member of the Kingsland First United Methodist Church, the Eastern Star and the Camden County Quilt Guild. Hannah Reisman Kelly (BSEd ’53) of Savannah died on Aug. 11. She had been a resident of Savannah for most of her life and was a member of Congregation Mickve Israel. Wiley Roberts “Buz” McGriff (BSEd ’53) of Decatur died on Oct. 20. He served as athletic director of the Atlanta Athletic Club for 31 years until his retirement in 1991. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Andrew Jackson Payne (M ’53) of Notasulga, Ala., died on Aug. 4. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict. Nancy Church Roberts (BSEd ’53) of Atlanta died on Feb. 6. She taught math in Atlanta city schools and in Cobb County until her retirement in 1991. William David Vaughan (BSA ’53, DVM ’57) of Cartersville died on Sept. 19. Wayne Lavon Whiddon (BSA ’53) of Cordele died on Aug. 21. He owned Whiddon Insurance Agency and was a frequent top award winner with Cotton States Insurance. He was a past president of the Cordele Association of Life Underwriters, the Cordele Junior Chamber of Commerce, the Sportsman Club, the Booster Club and the Rotary Club, of which he was a member for 40 years. He was also a recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow Award. Whiddon was a veteran of the Korean conflict, serving in the U.S. Army Airborne Infantry and was in the #508 Regimental Combat Team Airborne. He was a member of the Third Street Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. William Author Clements (BSF ’54) of Ray City died on Feb. 2, 2006. Mary Katherine Davis McCondichie (BSEd ’54) of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., died on Oct. 5. Mary Gilbert Mell (M ’54) of Athens died on July 11. She was a member of the Heritage Garden Club, the Junior League of Athens, the Roadrunners Travel Group and the First Presbyterian Church of Athens. Samuel Raymond Mrvos (BSEd ’54, MEd ’58) of Winder died on Oct. 11. He coached football at UGA from 1957-1981. He taught weight training and was an assistant professor. Mrvos lettered as a kicker and offensive lineman for the Bulldogs from 1951 to 1953. Frances Vickery Gillespie Todd (MEd ’54) of Atlanta died on Oct. 28. She was employed by the Atlanta Board of Education for 38 years. She began her teaching career at Hoke Smith High School, then later was a counselor at W.F. Dykes High School and finished her teaching career at Sutton Middle School. Todd was a member of St. James United Methodist Church. Thomas Zuber Veale Jr. (M ’54) of Watkinsville died on Jan. 5. He was part owner and operator of Watkinsville Vending Company Inc. where he retired in 1992. He was a past master of the Amity Lodge in Watkinsville, a 50-year Mason and a member of Watkinsville First United Methodist Church. Veale served in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII in the Pacific Theatre. Truman Veran Williams Jr. (JD ’54) of Land O Lakes, Fla., died on Oct. 15. He was an attorney and state court judge. Doris Collins Colwell (BSEd ’55, MEd ’69) of Blairsville died on July 8. Everett Clark Kuglar (BS ’55) of Augusta died on Sept. 28. He was a clinical professor of psychiatry at the Medical College of Georgia. He was the first administrator of Georgia Regional Hospital at Augusta and was superintendent there until his retirement in 1990. Kuglar served as medical director of Binion Forensic Center at Center State Hospital in Milledgeville, interim superintendent, Georgia Mental Health Institute, and was statewide forensic psychiatric consultant. He was a Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and was instrumental in establishing the Community Mental Health Center in Augusta. Kuglar served as the Army surgeon general’s consultant for teaching programs and psychiatric consultant to the U.S. Secret Service. He served as a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves and as the commander of the 382nd Field Hospital and went with his unit to Saudi Arabia, where he was U.S. military commander at Kind Fahd National Guard Hospital during Operation Desert Storm. Julia Ann Pierce (BS ’55) of Decatur died on Dec. 31. She retired from Emory University Hospital where she was head of the blood bank. Benjamin Franklin Sikes (BSEd ’55) of Cobbtown died on Nov. 14. He was a teacher and principal for the Hillview Elementary Schools, Collins High School, and Glennville Elementary Schools. He was elected five times as superintendent of schools for Tattnall County. Sikes was a member of the First Baptist Church of Metter. Barry Evans Smith (BBA ’55) of Lindale died on Sept. 3, 2005. Harold Self Welden (BBA ’55) of Atlanta died on Sept. 13. He received an honorable discharge from active duty with the U.S. Army in 1954 with the rank of first lieutenant, and was in the Reserves until 1961. Welden was retired from Bank South, and was an avid Bulldog fan. Lois Jones Williams (BSEd ’55) of Greensboro died on June 14, 2006.Julie Gay Wyant (BBA ’55) of Atlanta died on Dec. 22. She was a member of the Junior League of Atlanta, serving as treasurer during her active tenure. She was the founder and coordinator of the Meals on Wheels program at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta for many years. Wyant was a member of the Ivy Garden Club and the Colonial Dames, and served as a board member of the A.G. Rhodes Home and the Frazier Center. Joseph Frederick Barnes (BSPH ’56) of Gray died on Nov. 12. He was a pharmacist for Claxton Hill Drugs and part-time pharmacist for Eckerd Drugs. He was a member of the Georgia Pharmaceutical Association, the American Legion and Cross Keys/Vineville Baptist Church. Barnes served in the Korean conflict in the U.S. Army. Virginia Byrd Carr (BSEd ’56) of Fairfax, Va., died on Sept. 25. She was a social worker in the D.C. public school system before retiring in 1991. She often took her dogs to nursing homes in Alexandria to visit patients. Mary Louise Durham (BSNE ’56) of Macon died on Oct. 16. Theresa Wallace Herron (AB ’56) of Norcross died on Oct. 11. She was a kindergarten teacher after her children were out of school at two churches and the Cary Reynolds Elementary School in Dekalb County before retiring. Edgar Lee Joyner (BSEd ’56) of Ludowici died on Feb. 28, 2006. Allen Webster Layson (BSF ’56) of Reform, Ala., died on Jan. 5. He worked for Bo Waters Paper Corporation for 13 years, Weyerhaeuser for 17 years and served as a member of the House of Representatives for 20 years. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict and was a member of the Reform First United Methodist Church. Ellen Wardlaw Law (BSEd ’56) of Gainesville died on Oct. 30. She taught school in Pensacola, Fla., before retiring to be a full-time mom. She was a longtime member of Cliftondale United Methodist Church before moving to Gainesville in 1985 and becoming a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. In later years, she volunteered at Northeast Georgia Medical Center as a Pink Lady. Catherine Anderson Orr Campbell (BSEd ’57) of Clinton, S.C., died on Sept. 26. She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, and was president of the Women in the Church and president of the Christian Women’s Club. Lewis Ronald Collins Sr. (BS ’57) of Newnan died on Jan. 31. He practiced internal medicine at the PAPP Clinic in Newnan for 39 years. He served as an Army captain in Vietnam. Mary Alice Giles (MEd ’57) of Avondale Estates died on Dec. 29. She taught first grade at Avondale Elementary School. She served as an active member and past president of the Gold Star Wives of America. She was a member of Decatur First United Methodist Church for 53 years, and was active in the UMW Circles 7 and 12. Berma Kirby Hamil (BSEd ’57) of Roopville died on Feb. 8. Mary Newell Hamil (BSEd ’57) of Rome died on Sept. 8. She was employed as an elementary school teacher at the South Rome and Central Primary Schools. Melvin Kash Irvin (BBA ’57) of Thomaston died on June 11, 2006. Phillip Carey Middlebrooks (BBA ’57) of Chappell Hill, Texas, died on June 26, 2006. He was formerly employed in marketing propane and butane and later retired from the Chappell Hill Bank. Roland Ernest Sills Jr. (BSA ’57) of Eatonton died on Feb. 1. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years. Ralph B. Smith (BSPH ’57) of Jesup died June 27, 2006. He was a member of the Jesup First United Methodist Church. He was former owner of Jesup Pharmacy and worked at several other pharmacies. Daniel Hayes Webster (BSEd ’57) of Denton, Texas died on June 6, 2006. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict. John William Westbrook Jr. (BBA ’57) of Ocala, Fla., died on Jan. 29. He was a first lieutenant in the Civil Air Patrol, Ocala Squadron. He held the position of historian as well as public affairs officer. Westbrook was an elected committeeman and active member of the Republican Party in Marion County. Maurice William Bond (BBA ’58, BSEd ’59) of Elberton died on Oct. 4. He was owner of Bond Realty for 39 years, and a member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Sara Kirkland Etheridge (BSPH ’58) of Winder died on Oct. 11. Bennie Roy Fulcher (BSF ’58) of Covington died on Jan. 15. He worked for Timber Products Inc. in Conyers until his retirement in 1998. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. William Burnice Llewellyn (BBA ’58) of Decatur died on Aug. 31. He worked for the IRS, GM, Frieden and Singer Business Machines and Comptek. In the mid-1970s he opened L & L Electronics, a TV, VCR and stereo repair shop. A few years later he acquired Pill Bug, a pharmacy delivery company and Bradford Map Co. Llewellyn later owned Russell Pawn and Peachtree Financial. Carolyn Yarborough McPipkin (MEd ’58) of Savannah died on Nov. 12. She was a lifelong resident of Savannah and taught in the Chatham County public school system for 30 years. She was an active member of Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church and the Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, the honorary teacher’s sorority. McPipkin volunteered as a Pink Lady at Candler Hospital. John Isaac Mulling (BS ’58) of Midville died on Jan. 3. He was the retired former owner of Midville Tool and Die Company Inc., which he founded in 1969. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a member of Midville United Methodist Church since childhood, past member and officer of the Midville Lions Club, and a founding organizer of the Ogeechee River Redbreast Festival. Mulling was also the former owner of Mulling True Value Hardware. Glenda Baldwin Swails (BSEd ’58, MEd ’63, EdS ’71) of Franklin Springs died on Sept. 6. Chester Johnson Comer Jr. (MBA ’59) of Macon died on Dec. 5. He was a lifelong resident of Macon and former commercial realtor with Fickling & Walker. Edward Eugene Corry Jr. (MEd ’59, EdS ’77) of Union Point died on Jan. 26. He retired in 1992 as the Greene County school superintendent. He was a member of the Greene County Rotary Club, Union Point Lions Club, Greene County Library Board, Greene County and Lake Oconee Development Authority and the American Legion. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Union Point. Corry served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. Cay G. Stokes Jr. (BSF ’59) of Swainsboro died on Oct. 2. He moved to Swainsboro in 1961 as an area forester for Rayonier Inc. In 1966, he established Stokes Consulting Foresters and operated the business until his death, making it the oldest forest management firm in the area. He was a member of the Society of Consulting Foresters, Society of American Foresters and the Georgia Forestry Association. Stokes served for 12 years on the Georgia State Board of Registration for foresters. He was a longtime member of the Steadfast Sunday school class at First Baptist Church in Swainsboro.

1960s

Thomas Ronald Bray (BSA ’60) of Wrightsville died on Oct. 8. He was self-employed as a farmer. He was a Johnson County Board of Education member, and a Young Farmer Member. He was a member of the First Christian Church where he was an elder and an Adult Sunday School teacher. Bray served in the National Guard. Jesse Padgette Collette (BSEd ’60, MEd ’72) of Rome died on Nov. 17. He was a social worker for the state of Georgia. He was a member of Second Avenue Methodist Church. Collette served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1955. Kate Poole Davidson (BSEd ’60, MEd ’65, EdS ’71) of Gillsville died on Nov. 11. She was a life resident of Hall County and an active member of Timber Ridge Baptist Church since 1938. She began the vocational office program at East Hall High School, and taught there for more than 30 years. Davidson received WGGA’s VIP Community Service Award and served on the Governor’s Committee on Education and the Georgia State Evaluation Organizational Committee. Yvonne “Footsie” Brannon House (M ’60) of Charlotte, N.C., died on Jan. 1. She loved shagging and received the Living Legend Award from the Sand Flee Living Legends Association on North Myrtle Beach, S.C. Harold Anton Johnson (BS ’60) of Brunswick died on May 6, 2006. William Donald Snipes (BBA ’60) of Ellaville died on Dec. 7. He worked for Brown Hodges CPA firm in Americus and was a comptroller of J&M Trucking Company in Americus for several years. He retired in 2001. After retirement, he was landscaper/groundskeeper at Tri-County High School. Snipes was an active member of Ellaville Baptist Church where he served as an adult Sunday school teacher for more than 32 years. He was church treasurer for many years and had been an ordained deacon for 40 years. Lucile Moore Wilson (MEd ’60) of Union City died on July 4. She retired from the Fulton County Board of Education. After retirement she was active with the Friendship Force and Literacy Action. Nelle Hamby Adamson (BSHE ’61) of Barnesville died on Dec. 3, 2005. Robert Joe Davis Sr. (BSPH ’61) of Dawson died on Nov. 20. He was a retired pharmacist and was self-employed for a number of years before becoming associated with Veteran Hospitals in Gainesville, Fla., and Fort Benning. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict and was a member of the Masons, Shriners and the First United Methodist Church in Camilla. Nell Shepard Edwards (BSEd ’61) of Macon died on Nov. 15. She was an elementary school teacher until her retirement in 1997 for medical reasons. She was a member of Wesleyan Drive Baptist Church. Harold Edward Martin Sr. (BSEd ’61) of Barnesville died on Jan. 2. He taught at Dudley Hughes Vocational School and was a former city councilman in Jackson. He was a member of the American Bar Association, the Georgia Bar Association and the Towaliga Bar Association. Martin was also a member of the Masonic Lodge in Indian Springs, a former member of the Jackson Rotary Club and a U.S. Army veteran of WWII. He practiced law with his wife at Martin and Martin in Barnesville before retirement. Marie Pitts Mitchell (MEd ’61, EdS ’71) of Ashburn died on Feb. 5. She retired from the Turner County Board of Education after teaching from 1956-1963, and later retired as the curriculum director for the Turner County school system. She was a former PAGE field representative and a former member of the board of directors of First South Bank. Mitchell was a member of the Ashburn First United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Griffin-Saxon Sunday school class and the United Methodist Women. Robert W. Taylor Jr. (BBA ’61) of Callahan, Fla., died on Dec. 29. He was a retired public accountant, having operated his own business in Callahan. He was an active member of First United Methodist Church of Callahan, where he served as treasurer and in other capacities over the years. Taylor was also a lifetime member of the Masonic Order, having served as past master of Callahan Lodge #32 F. & A.M. as well as past worthy patron of Callahan Order of Eastern Star #154. He was also a former Scoutmaster, honorary member of the West Nassau Chamber of Commerce, and a master gardener, having been the first male member of the Callahan Garden Club. Thomas Nelson Vickery (BBA ’61) of Ridgewood, N.J., died on Jan. 15. He was instrumental in promoting UGA within the greater New York metropolitan area. He also was an ardent booster of the University’s athletic programs. He enjoyed golfing and was a long-standing member at the Arcola Country Club in Paramus, N.J. Joe Casley Wilber Jr. (EdD ’61) of Franklin, Va., died on June 5, 2006. He was a retired college professor from Paul D. Camp Community College. He was a member of Franklin Masonic Lodge, No. 151 AF&AM, Order of the Eastern Star Lodge No. 128, Franklin Chapter of the AARP, Franklin Lions Club and the Franklin Presbyterian Church. Wilber served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict. Gettis Adair Blocker (AB ’62) of Glennville died on Nov. 14. He retired from the U.S. Air Force with the rank of colonel after 29 years of service. After retirement he became an avid follower of the Georgia Southern Eagles and Georgia Bulldogs. Harriett Reppard Evans (BSEd ’62) of Dade City, Fla., died on July 10. She still kept in touch with her Chi Omega sorority sisters from UGA. She was voted cutest in her class at Pasco High School. Evans’ passions were gardening and her grandchildren. Thomas Hubert Frier Jr. (ABJ ’62) of Douglas died on Jan. 29, 2006. He was former owner and editor of The Douglas Enterprise. He was a member of First Baptist Church. Adrian Royce Harrison (BSF ’62, BBA ’67) of Swainsboro died on Dec. 7. He retired as manager of Champion International Co. in Nunez and Lumber City. He was a member of the Swainsboro Exchange Club, served on the Emanuel County Hospital Authority Board, the First Federal Savings and Loan Board and was past president of the Swainsboro/Emanuel County Chamber of Commerce. Harrison was a member of the First Baptist Church, and had served as Sunday school teacher and deacon and helped found the Care and Share Ministry. He was a Gideon, and had served on the executive board of the GA Baptist Convention. Harrison served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. John Murray Hetrick Jr. (DVM ’62) of Baltimore, Md., died on March 10, 2006. Walter Harold McDonald Jr. (BBA ’62) of Duluth died on Jan. 12. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Atlanta. Charles John McKenny III (BBA ’62, MEd ’65, EdS ’71) of Jacksonville, Fla., died on Oct. 18. He began his career in education at Athens High School as a teacher and a coach. He later taught and coached at Waycross High School before returning home to Jacksonville. There, he taught and coached at Bishop Kenny High School. McKenny became a school administrator at Lee High, Arlington Middle School, and Forest High School. He was forced to take an early retirement in 1997 because of an illness. McKenny was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. Margaret Moye Merry (MEd ’62) of Augusta died on Jan. 8, 2006. She was a retired principal of Wilkinson Gardens School after 37 years as a teacher and principal in Richmond County Schools. She was a lifetime member of the Richmond County and Georgia Retired Educators Association and the National Parent Teachers Association. She was also a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and the Augusta Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Merry was a member of St. John Methodist Church, where she taught the Sells Bible Class and was a member of the United Methodist Women. Joseph Samuel Akin (BSEd ’63, MEd ’67, EdS ’70) of Griffin died on Sept. 20, 2005. He was a member of Griffin First United Methodist Church, Exchange Bank, Griffin Elks Club and Georgia Retired Educators. Frank Robert Enloe (DVM ’63) of Waynesville, N.C., died on Jan. 9. He was co-owner of Junaluska Animal Hospital, and then became owner of Enloe Animal Hospital in Waynesville. He established Cherokee Animal Hospital before his retirement in 2003. Enloe was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Jan Jenkins Perrow (BSEd ’63) of Augusta died on Sept. 22. She worked at St. Joseph Hospital for 28 years, most recently as the lead speech-language pathologist and coordinator of the speech-language, audiology, and occupational therapy departments. She was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church of Augusta, and a charter member of Christ Church Presbyterian in Augusta. Perrow and her husband led the Koinonia Singles Fellowship for more than 25 years. James Louis Chambless (BBA ’64) of St. Simons Island died on Oct. 17. He served as vice president of Commercial Lending Bank at Columbus Bank and Trust from 1966 to 1983. After moving to Brunswick in 1983, he served as senior vice president at the Coastal Bank of Georgia until 1991. Chambless then served as senior vice president at Bank South in Savannah and Macon from 1991 to 1996 then moved to The First Bank of Brunswick where he worked until 1999 as a senior vice president. He had served as senior vice president at Sapelo National Bank in Brunswick since September 1999. He was an active member of the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce and was a member of the St. Simons Presbyterian Church. Chambless served in the U.S. Army as first lieutenant and company commander for two years. William Conrad Filsinger (DVM ’64) of Cumberland, Md., died on Oct. 7. He owned and operated the Potomac Animal Hospital, which he opened in 1965. He was a member of the Zion United Church of Christ, the Ali Ghan Shrine and the Mountain Lodge #99 A.F. & A.M. Filsinger also served on the board of directors for the Union Rescue Mission of Western Maryland and was a member of the Animal Welfare Society. Howard Ray Hunnius (BBA ’64, MBA ’70) of Chesterfield, Va., died on Oct. 8. He retired as a professor from John Tyler Community College in 2004 after 34 years of service. He was a member of the C+O Historical Society. John Lawrence Quick (BBA ’64) of Toccoa died on Jan. 20. Luther Tucker Berryman (BBA ’65) of Watkinsville died on Sept. 2. He was a member of Briarwood Baptist Church and a former chief dispatcher with the Georgia Forestry Commission. Miriam Parker Finkle (BSEd ’65) of Buena Vista died on May 5, 2006. She lived in Buena Vista all her life, except the past 10 years, where she lived as a resident of Magnolia Manor. She was an elementary school teacher and public school librarian for many years. She worked in the Marion County Public Library until her retirement. Finkle was a member of Buena Vista United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. Cyril Joseph Landry Jr. (EdD ’65) of Hammond, La., died on Sept. 23. He taught at several Baton Rouge schools, including Baton Rouge Junior High and Glen Oaks, and at Baker. He was a professor of education at Southeastern Louisiana University, and was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. James Ernest Loewy (BBA ’65, MAcc ’66) of Salt Lake City, Utah, died on Sept. 9. He started his career as an auditor for the Federal Highway Administration in Washington, D.C. After settling in Salt Lake City in 1968, he began working for Granite School District as an accountant. Loewy later became payroll administrator and retired after 32 years in 2000. He served as chairman of the Granite Credit Union supervisory committee and was currently serving on the credit union’s board of directors. Wright Willingham (LLB ’65) of Gainesville died on Feb. 1. He joined the law firm of Whelchel, Dunlap, and Gignilliat in 1965. For the past 40 years he had been a partner in that law firm. He was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church in Gainesville, where he served as a deacon and elder, taught Sunday school, and with his wife led the Middle High School Youth Group from 1968 to 1975. Willingham was one of the founders of the Gainesville Ballet and was also a member of Kiwanis. Mevil Murray Beard (BSEd ’66, MEd ’70) of Buford died on Jan. 6. He was a retired teacher with the Hall County school system. He was a security guard with Phillips Correctional Institution. Beard served in the U.S. Army during WWII, was a member of Buford American Legion Post No. 127, where he was a chaplain, and was a member of New Bethany Baptist Church. Thomas Roger Crouch (BBA ’66) of Stone Mountain died on May 30, 2006. He was a member of Smoke Rise Baptist Church and an avid model ship builder. William Wesley Hamilton (BBA ’66) of Marietta died on Oct. 30. He worked in the construction equipment industry and most recently managed commercial insurance and surety bond business at the Graham-Naylor Agency in Marietta. He served as a former board member of M.U.S.T. Ministries, the Smyrna Optimist Club, and was elected to the Marietta Redevelopment Corporation. Hamilton was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Marietta. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea from 1960 to 1963. Joanna Nichols Keyes (BSEd ’66) of Clifton, Texas, died on Nov. 19. She was a teacher and a member of Advent Lutheran Church of Arlington, Texas. She was a member of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and editor of The Glow, the Clifton Lutheran Sunset Home publication. John Roy Bradberry Jr. (BBA ’67) of Lawrenceville died on Jan. 2. He worked for several years at Southwire in Carrollton and also with IKKA Technology Inc. in Villa Rica. He was a member of the Corvette Club of Carrollton. Bradberry served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force from 1967 to 1976. Bill M. Farris (MEd ’67) of La Feria, Texas, died on Dec. 21. He was a teacher and coach for 31 years, first at Weslaco and then at La Feria High School where he taught chemistry, physics, and general science, as well as coaching academic UIL events. In 1988-89 he was South Texas Tennis Coaches Association’s Coach of the Year. He was inducted into the Rio Grande Valley Sports Hall of Fame in 1990 and to the Llano Sports Hall of Fame in 2003. Farris was twice named Kiwanian of the Year. He was an elder and Sunday school teacher at the Eighth and Harrison Church of Christ for many years. Farris served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict and was stationed in Japan. Lynda Buckner Fowler (BFA ’67) of Winston-Salem, N.C., died on Oct. 25. She was an engineer manager for B.E. Aerospace, which is a designer and manufacturer for deluxe class airline seating. She served on the board of directors for the Homeowners Association and the Winston Salem Orchestra. James Edward Humes II (BBA ’67, JD ’70) of Columbus died on Jan. 8. He served as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army and then joined the law firm of Hatcher, Stubbs, Land, Hollis and Rothschild, where he practiced for 35 years. During this time he served as the attorney for the Muscogee County Board of Education and the board of commissioners for the Columbus Water Board. Humes was a lifelong member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Georgia, Columbus Bar Association, Downtown Rotary Club, the Big Eddy Club, the Green Island Country Club and the Columbus Country Club. Nathan Gerald Lafer (BSA ’67) of Tampa, Fla., died on Feb. 4, 2006. James Wesley Merritt (M ’67) of Augusta died on Dec. 28. He was vice president of Southern Finance Corp. from 1968 to 1981, and was a residential builder and appraiser in Augusta and Savannah. Merritt served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. Helen Davis Beall (BM ’68) of Morganton, N.C., died on June 8, 2006. He was a school band director since 1969 in Georgia, Maryland, Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina. She had been an E.S.L. teacher at Table Rock Middle School for the past five years. Beall was a member of North Morganton United Methodist Church. Lee Edward Ellenburg (BBA ’68) of Gainesville died on Dec. 8. He completed his CPA licensing and went into private practice until 1985. He then went to work for Gress Foods, now Koch Foods, where he worked for more than 21 years and was most recently the chief financial officer. Sara Bryson Franklin (BSHE ’68) of Loganville died on Nov. 16. She was a retired teacher from Clayton County School System with 26 years of service. She was a member of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church. Charles Rollins Perrine (BS ’68) of Fair Haven, N.J., died on Jan. 17. He was an attending radiologist at Monmouth Medical Center, and for years was a member of the clinical faculty of the Hahnemann University School of Medicine. He was a diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners as well as a diplomat of the American Board of Radiology. Perrine was a member of the New Jersey Radiological Society, American College of Radiology, and the Radiological Society of North America. He was a communicant of St. George’s-by-the-River Episcopal Church, and a member of the Rumson Country Club. Leslie Alvin Sanders (EdD ’68) of Tarpon Springs, Fla., died on Dec. 26. He worked 33 years in education, and was the superintendent of education for the state of Georgia for four years. He was a member of East Lake United Methodist Church in Palm Harbor, Fla., where he was a member of the choir. Sanders was also a member of the choir at Dunedin Community Church. Ray Schmidt Jr. (BSEd ’68) of Albany died on Oct. 12. He began his coaching career in 1964 with the Albany swim team and went on to coach diving at UGA and Athens High School. In 1970 he moved to Atlanta, where he was the diving coach at Westminster Schools until 1992. At that point, he moved to Jackson, Miss., where he was the offensive football team coach, the head coach, and then director of athletics at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. Schmidt taught French at Westminster and St. Andrew’s and accompanied many students on their first visit to Paris. Robert Vernon Bailey (BBA ’69) of Albany died in December of 1996. Edward Owen Waldron (MEd ’69) of Dorchester, Mass., died on June 2, 2006.

1970s

Mary Laseter Fambrough (BSEd ’70) of Monroe died on Nov. 14. She retired in 1984 after teaching for 36 years in the Walton County school system. She substituted until 1999. Wilma Wood Thomas (BSEd ’70, MEd ’74) of Thomson died on Dec. 23. She taught at Bethlehem Elementary School in Barrow County and Athens Christian School before making Thomson her home. She lived and taught there for 32 years, teaching second and third grade at Dearing Elementary School in McDuffie County. She retired after 33 years of service. She was an active member of Second Baptist Church where she served as a bible school and nursery worker, and was a member of the Adult II Sunday school. Robert Livingston Brannon (BBA ’71) of Gaston, S.C., died on Nov. 23. He was formerly employed by the South Carolina State Department of Social Services in Columbia, S.C. Edward Max Fink (BBA ’71) of Albany died on Sept. 30. He lived in Albany for 55 years and was a member of Temple B’Nai Israel, where he served as treasurer on the board of trustees. He was a member of the Temple Brotherhood and Stonebridge Country Club. Fink was employed by Shiver Computers for 19 years. Dorothy Joanne Futch (EdS ’71) of Thomasville died on Jan. 24. She began her teaching career at Thomasville High School, teaching 10th grade English. She later became curriculum director for the Thomasville City School System. She was an educational consultant for the American Book Company before becoming director of instruction for the Thomas County School System. Futch was a member of Phi Mu Fraternity, Delta Kappa Gamma professional honor society of women educators, and the Retired Teachers Association. Dorris Callahan Howell (EdS ’71) of Alpharetta died on Sept. 30. She was a member of Daughters of The Nile, The Atlanta Chapter of the DAR, The Atlanta Music Club, Green Thumb Garden Club, The Sandy Springers, The Farmer’s Club, The First Families of Georgia, North Fulton Retired Educators, Atlanta WWII Roundtable, The Military Order of World Wars, The Old Guard, Kappa Delta Pi, Delta Kappa Gamma, The UGA Alumni Association, The Atlanta Athletic Club, Ansley Golf Club and was a hostess at the governor’s mansion. Howell was employed by the Fulton County Board of Education and taught at Russell High School, Sandy Springs High School, Sandy Springs Middle School, Ridgeview High School and Riverwood High School. She was a longtime and active member of Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church. Larry Waller Lupo (PhD ’71) of Phenix City, Ala., died on Jan. 11. He began his teaching career at Central High School, later transferring to then Columbus College, where he taught European History for more than 25 years. Lupo served in Korea in the Army Signal Corps. George Frederick Thomson Jr. (EdS ’71) of Dawsonville died on Oct. 6. From 1959 to 1989, he was employed by the DeKalb County Board of Education and served as mathematics coordinator for the DeKalb County High Schools. After retirement, he taught math at Yeshiva High School for seven years, taught at Lumpkin County High School and then at North Georgia College and State University. Thomson served a term as moderator of the Northeast Georgia Presbytery, served on Presbytery’s Council and the Synod of South Atlantic’s Council. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years and was a member of Dahlonega Presbyterian Church. Celeste White Becker (BSHE ’72, MFA ’76) of Covington died on Nov. 25. She was an accomplished commercial interior designer, and established her own company, C.W.B Design of Atlanta. She was a member of the West Rome Baptist Church. Joseph Alex Brittain Jr. (MPA ’72) of Atlanta died on July 21. Gary Lee Bundrick (BBA ’72) of Opelika, Ala., died on March 6, 2006. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America as an assistant scoutmaster. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Donna Upshaw Malone (BFA ’72) of Atlanta died on Jan. 23. She received her nursing degree from Crawford W. Long Nursing School and worked in surgery. She was a member of the Junior League of Atlanta and an active member of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church. Jeanice Midgett (EdD ’72) of Oviedo, Fla., died on Dec. 16, 2005. She graduated from DuPont High School, Hickory, Tenn., in 1950, valedictorian of her class and the first female student body president. She was a professor of education at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Fla., where she was a master teacher, training many teachers in the area of exceptional child education until her retirement in 1997. Midgett was an avid gardener, past member of the Oviedo Women’s Club and active member of First United Methodist Church of Oviedo, Fla. Ernest Raymond Prather (MEd ’72) of Decatur died on Oct. 6. Jack Michael Rabin (PhD ’72) of Harrisburg, Pa., died on Nov. 13. He was author and editor of numerous books and journals. He was the founder of Southern Public Administration Education Foundation. Rabin was the lay leader and president of Historic B’nai Jacob Synagogue in Middletown. Irene Crosby Turner (EdS ’72) of Alma died on Feb. 7, 2006. Sarah Corinne Carpenter (ABJ ’73) of Washington, D.C., died on May 1, 2006. Jefferson Michael “Fuzzy” Cawthon (BSEd ’73) of Atlanta died on Oct. 24. His athletic ability in football earned him a full scholarship to UGA. He arrived at spring training in 1968 with a shaved head, and seniors Jake Scott and Brad Johnson immediately named him “Fuzzy.” During his junior year, Cawthon suffered a knee injury that ended his football career. In 1977, along with three other partners, Cawthon opened a restaurant/bar called The Bearded Clam on North Druid Hills Road. In 1982 it became simply Fuzzy’s Place. For 21 years, Fuzzy’s Place sponsored a sold-out golf tournament which raised more than $100,000 for the Children’s Lung Foundation, which funds research on cystic fibrosis. William R. Hieber (MAcc ’73) of Snellville died on Oct. 29. He was a professor of accounting for 31 years at Delta College in Michigan until his retirement in 1996. He moved to Snellville in 1998 and was an adjunct faculty member at Perimeter College and Shorter College and in the extension program of Central Michigan University. Julian Deaver “Bo” Hill (BSPH ’73) of Ringgold died on Feb. 5, 2006. He was owner and operator of the Medicine Shoppe in East Ridge. He was a member of Fort Oglethorpe First Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and a member of the Koinonia Sunday school class. He is a past president of the Fort Oglethorpe Kiwanis Club and former member of the Gideons. Hill was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of American Legion Blair Post 95. William Frank Peck II (BSPH ’73) of Toccoa died on Jan. 27. Vivian Hudgins Redding (MEd ’73, EdS ’76) of Conyers died on May 25, 2006. She was a retired teacher after 35 years of service, most recently at Pine Street Elementary School. She was an active member and Sunday school teacher at First Baptist Church of Conyers. Herman Daniel Swilley (MPA ’73) of Gainesville died on Jan. 22. He was employed by Servpro Inc., and also was a business developer. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Hopewell United Methodist Church. Rupert Harold Wynn (MEd ’73) of LaGrange died on Aug. 19. He retired as director of Troup Area Vocational Technical School, where he served from 1967 to 1983, and was appointed president emeritus of West Georgia Technical Institute. He also was owner of Harold Wynn Construction in LaGrange. Wynn was past president of the LaGrange Optimist Club, the DCT Coordinators Association, the Georgia Vocational Association, American Vocational Association, Georgia Retired Educators Association, the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society, and was a member and deacon of East Vernon Baptist Church. He served as a corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. Elizabeth Hillier Davis (AB ’74) of Bluefield, Va., died on Dec. 23. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, where she was a member of the Altar Guild and a past member of the Vestry, having served as senior warden. Malcolm Scott Hunt (BS ’74, MBA ’83) of Cordele died on Nov. 12. He was adminstrator of ManorCare in Tampa, Fla., and Knollwood Care in North Atlanta. Gleam Swanson Powell (MEd ’74, PhD ’77) of Athens died on Nov. 14. She had a 30-year career in marriage and family therapy. She published Listening and Loving, a guide for better communication in marriage. In 2006, the Georgia Association of Marriage and Family Therapists recognized her for lifelong commitment to the advancement of marriage and family therapy in Georgia. Robert Crawford Denson (BBA ’75) of Athens died on Nov. 18. After his retirement, he started a welcome baby business, which provided baby boxes filled with gifts for new moms and babies at local hospitals. Laura Harwood Phelps (AB ’75, MAcc ’81) of Durango, Colo., died on Jan. 6. She worked for the Trust Company Bank in Atlanta for many years until she moved to Durango in 1997. She was fond of P.E.O. Sisterhood and was a former member of the FX chapter in Durango. Johnnie Graham Stern (MA ’75) of Dallas died on Dec. 7. She worked for the office of war information in Washington during WWII, and after the war she was a reporter for the Macon Telegraph and News. She earned a master’s in English literature from UGA, where she taught journalism and English as a graduate student. Gregory Blake Abbott (MFA ’76) of Atlanta died on Dec. 1. He was the artistic director of DramaTech Theater at Georgia Tech. He had directed the Springer Theatre in Columbus and served as Onstage Atlanta’s artistic director before taking the position at Georgia Tech in 1984. Roberta Summers Alligood (BSEd ’76) of Augusta died on Jan. 18. She joined the staff of East Augusta Middle School in 1980, where she worked until her retirement in May 2006 with 30 years of service. She was a member of the Georgia Association of Educators and the National Education Association. She was named 1998 Teacher of the Year at East Augusta Middle and was a recipient of the Golden Apple Award. Robert Harry Bakes (BBA ’76) of Moss Landing, Calif., died on Feb. 26, 2006. Jeselyn Creasy Block (BSHE ’76) of Lilburn died on Nov. 9. She was a teacher in Columbus, Gaithersburg, Md., and at Parkview High School in Lilburn since 1993. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lilburn. Connie Bowlick Greene (MEd ’76) of Elk Park, N.C., died on March 30, 2006. She was retired from the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, and was substitute teaching in the Avery County school system. She was a member of the Minneapolis Christian Church, was active with the Ladies’ Bible Study, was a member of the board of directors of Campus Christian Fellowship at Appalachian State University, and was a member of the Ombudsmen. Margaret Pritchett Longmire (MEd ’76) of Chatsworth died on Jan. 8, 2006. Everett R. Tittsworth (MEd ’76, EdS ’81) of Cumming died on May 20, 2006. He taught landscaping and horticulture in the Dekalb County School System for 31 years. He led the Dekalb County FFA Club to two national first place wins and nine state wins and coached the top scoring individual in the national FFA floriculture contest during his career. Tittsworth worked with various community organizations including the Ronald McDonald House, Wonderland Gardens, Dunwoody Nature Center and Dunwoody Women’s Club. After retirement in 2004, he began his own landscape business in Cumming. Vickie Ward Davis (BSHE ’77) of Tallahassee, Fla., died on Feb. 2. She was a kindergarten teacher for Leon County School System and a member of Kappa Delta sorority. Davis catered for many different activities, including the Wednesday night supper at First Baptist Church in Bainbridge. She was a member of North Woods Baptist Church. Thomas Leigh Elder III (BBA ’77) of Alpharetta died on Oct. 16. He was a lifelong Atlanta area resident. Mae Armster Kendall (EdD ’77) of Atlanta died on Dec. 21. She began her career as a teacher at Susie H. Dunlap Elementary School in Thomasville. She was appointed the first black professor in UGA’s College of Education. She was director of Teacher Corps, director of curriculum at Atlanta public schools, visiting professor at New Mexico State University, Georgia State University, Clark Atlanta University and guest lecturer at Samford University, Prairie View University and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She was a consultant for the government of the U.S. Virgin Islands and U.S. Office of Education. Kendall was one of the first Ford Foundation Leadership Development Fellows. William Collins Mount (BSEH ’77) of Ventura, Calif., died on Jan. 2. After graduation he pursued a career in environmental protection in Ventura County. Before his illness in 1993, he enjoyed spending days in the outdoors, riding his motorcycle, and planning his future with his love, Bernadette. Frederick Stephens Payne (BBA ’77) of Toccoa died on Feb. 6. Gary Dean Smith (BBA ’77) of Nicholson died on Oct. 7. He was a member of Antioch United Methodist Church and employed by C.A. Muren and Sons as CFO. Smith was president of the Georgia Christmas Tree Growers Association and owner of 7G’s Christmas Tree Farm. William Littleton Collins (BBA ’78) of Athens died on Nov. 11. He was an active member of the Athens Area Association of Realtors and served as its president in 1998. He was vice president of the Georgia Association of Realtors and served on the board of directors for the National Association of Realtors. Collins volunteered and served as a venue manager for the Atlanta Olympic Committee, was a supporter of March of Dimes, the Boys Club of Athens, the Heart Association, the Georgia Fire Fighters Burn Foundation and Habitat for Humanity, and was an exalted member of the Athens Jaycees. He was a member of the Oconee River Methodist Church in Bishop, serving as chairman of the building committee. Ronald Parker Majors (BBA ’78) of Abilene, Texas, died on Dec. 29. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1978, and retired after more than 22 years of service. After retiring, he was director of the computer science department of Pulaski Technical Institute in Little Rock, Ark. After moving back to Abilene in 2000, Majors ran a successful computer business in his spare time. Sara “Babs” Goldner Brim (BSPH ’79) of Albany died on Oct. 22. She worked as a registered pharmacist from 1979 to 1999. She was a member of Temple B’Nai Israel and the Women’s Club of Lee County. Jimmy Wallace Watson (JD ’79) of Sylvester died on Jan. 12. He was an attorney, a real estate developer and the owner and founder of JWIC. He was a member of the International Harley Riders Association, the Georgia Alumni Association, the Albany and Jacksonville, Fla., Bulldog Clubs, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the Experimental Aircraft Association, the State Bar of Georgia Association and the Tifton Bar Association. Watson also was a member of the Worth County-Sylvester Chamber of Commerce, the Worth County Touchdown Club, the Worth County Farm Bureau, AARP and the Loyal Order of the Moose.

1980s

Earlene Speer Hammond (JD ’80) of Altamont, Tenn., died on Oct. 29. She served as general sessions judge and juvenile judge in the Grundy County court system from 1998 to 2006. She practiced law in Texas from 1984 to 1989 before moving to Altamont, where she practiced law from 1990 to 2005. Hammond also served on the board of elections and exceptional enterprises board of directors. She was a member of the Church of Christ at Altamont. Charles Alexander Nichols (BSA ’80) of Suches died on May 27, 2006. He was a farmer and a member of Mount Lebanon Baptist Church. Robert Nelson Saveland Jr. (JD ’81) of Alert Bay, British Columbia, died on Sept. 8. He worked with Georgia Legal Services for a number of years and served as managing attorney for the GLS office in Albany. He traveled around the U.S. and abroad, living on a small farm in Norway and on a kibbutz in Israel. Hubert E. Wiggins III (M ’81) of Chapel Hill, N.C., died on Oct. 30. Roy Andrew Lynch (BS ’82, MS ’87) of Cincinnati, Ohio, died on Oct. 12. He was a scientist, who had been doing research on cardiovascular disease at the University of Cincinnati. Charles Webster Pope Jr. (MA ’82) of Oklahoma City, Okla., died on Jan. 31. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1968, and was appointed to West Point in 1969. He retired in 1991 at Fort Sills with four Meritorious Service Medals, a Humanitarian Service Medal, a Commendation Medal, a ProgramWide Academic Excellence Award and other decorations. Pope worked for the Advancia Corp. He was a dedicated volunteer for AIDS related charities such as S.W.A.N. and R.A.I.N. Julia Estella Oertel Scott (AB ’82, MEd ’85) of Athens died on Oct. 30. She held supervisory and managerial positions in various retail businesses in Houston, Seattle, Boulder, Boston, Champaign, Ill., and Athens. She was the current senior regent of Ladies Chapter, #1406, Women of Moose, Athens. Nancy Brian Walens (BSPH ’82) of Ann Arbor, Mich., died on Dec. 23. She worked at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Pharmacy. Karen Meinert Duclos (BSEd ’83, MEd ’84) of Athens died on June 17, 2006. She was a licensed speech language pathologist and owned Children’s Therapy Center of Athens, formerly Athens Speech and Language Services. She was a member of Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association, American Speech and Hearing Association and St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Duclos was a Girl Scout troop leader, a sustaining member of the Junior League of Athens, and a former president of the Athens Area Cancer Auxiliary. Jeffrey Donald Jackson (ABJ ’83) of Tampa, Fla., died on Feb. 7. He was an attorney working in private practice since 1998. He was an avid runner, having completed six marathons. Jackson was a member of the Florida Bar, Christ the King Catholic Church and the YMCA. Mabelle MacNiven Dawson (AB ’84) of Athens died on Jan. 15. She retired from Educational Testing Service in Princeton, N.J., and moved to Georgia in 1977. In New Jersey, she was an active volunteer in the PTA, a leader for 4H Clubs and a volunteer for the Middlesex Mental Health Association and the Red Cross. In Georgia she volunteered with the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation, Meals on Wheels, Reading for the Blind, Vista, The Athens Tutorial Program and First Presbyterian Church of Athens. Douglas Robert Getzoff (MFA ’84) of Edmond, Okla., died on Oct. 6. He taught theater at Monmouth, Ore., and was director of technical theater in the department of theater, dance and media arts at UCO for 14 years. Getzoff also designed sets for Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park for many years. Tracy Fuller Trevino (AB ’84) of Woodstock died on May 30, 2006. Joseph Michael Valente (BBA ’85) of Norcross died on Dec. 4. He worked as a property/casualty underwriter for the past 20 years in Atlanta. Scarlette “Carle” Gordon-Wakamatsu (AB ’85) of Rome died on Nov. 16. She worked in the Atlanta school system and in the Los Angeles Unified School District for almost 20 years. She went on to obtain two additional advanced degrees before pursuing a doctorate in educational psychology and technology from the University of Southern California. Susan Nesmith Gray (MEd ’86) of Albany died on Dec. 26. She taught at Westover High School, where her students knew her as Mrs. Pritchett. She also taught at M.C. Riley Elementary School in Bluffton, S.C. Timothy Dewayne Greeson (BSPH ’86) of Ringgold died on March 8, 2006. Betty Forehand Keene (EdS ’86) of Braselton died on Sept. 27. Richard Cully Lago (BSA ’86) of Easley, S.C., died on Oct. 25. He was the production manager of Milliken Cushman Plant in Williamston, S.C., and was a member of Whitefield Baptist Church. Melissa Jane Cochran (MEd ’87) of Seattle, Wash., died on Oct. 25. After graduation, she worked as a counselor at Northern Virginia Community College, Hampden-Sydney College and at Catholic Community Services. She later joined the administration at Western Washington University, and went on to serve as a compliance specialist and the interim director of the Center for Equal Opportunity. Cochran became a human resources representative for Bellevue Community College and then joined King County as a research analyst. From there she was recruited by the Metropolitan King County Council as a legislative aide to Maggie Fimia. She began her work in human resources at the University of Washington School of Medicine in 2001, where she was soon promoted to human resources director. Stefanie Jones Abbott (AB ’88, JD ’91) of Newton died on Oct. 29. Michael William Waters (BBA ’89) of Snellville died on Oct. 20. Doris Spillers Worrell (BFA ’89) of Douglas died on Sept. 20. She was a former teacher at Eastside Elementary School, a volunteer art teacher at The Hope Center, and was an active member of First Baptist of Douglas.

1990s

Mark Alan Lanum (BBA ’90) of Buford died on June 1, 2006. Jane Dickinson Morrison-Bentley (MSW ’90) of Blue Point, Maine, died on Jan. 4. She worked as an aerobics instructor, a Macy’s representative for Royal Dalton China, and did a brief stint as a model for Kodak before returning to college. She received a bachelor’s degree from Kennesaw University and a master’s in social work from UGA. As a licensed clinical social worker, she worked at the DeKalb County Crisis Intervention Center in Atlanta. Christopher Terrell Caldwell (BS ’91) of Albany died on Jan. 15. He was a member of Central Baptist Church and had worked at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital for two years. Priscilla Moore Ferro (AB ’92) of Cumming died on Jan. 13. She was a member of the St. Brendan Catholic Church. Wendell Franklyn Giddens (BSA ’93) of Dexter died on Feb. 23, 2006. Julia Speares Mancino (EdD ’93) of Williamston, S.C., died on Jan. 10. She was the first female principal in Anderson County school district one. She retired from public education in 1989. Mancino joined Grace United Methodist Church when she moved to Williamston 40 years ago. In 2005, she received the United Methodist Women’s Special Recognition Award, the highest award accorded a woman in the Methodist Church. She was a charter member of the Lambda chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa national teacher’s sorority and a member of Phi Delta Kappa. Barbara “Becky” Roberts (MM ’96) of Atlanta died on Nov. 10. She was an orchestral bassist, playing professionally since 1973. At the time of her death, she was a member of the Atlanta Opera Orchestra, Columbus Symphony Orchestra and Alabama Orchestra. In addition to private lessons and master classes, Roberts taught at local high schools and Columbus State University. She volunteered with Special Olympics Georgia, Chastain Horse Park and as an amateur radio operator for various community events, including the Peachtree Road Race, Atlanta Marathon and the Georgia Games. Madeline McDowell Weber (M ’96) of Athens died on Sept. 10. She lived many years in South Carolina before moving to Athens in 1980. She graduated from the Medical College of Georgia with a nursing degree. Darlene Kukulski O’Brien (BSEd ’97, MEd ’99, EdS ’03) of Cumming died on Dec. 17. She was employed as a National Board Certified Media Specialist at Otwell Middle School. She delivered Meals on Wheels for AIDS Atlanta.

2000s

Rachel Phelan Goldberg (BSFCS ’00) of Kennesaw died on May 12, 2006. Kristina Louise Larson (AB ’00) of Milledgeville died on Oct. 13. She was a lifelong resident of Milledgeville. She was attending graduate school at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, working toward her master’s of fine arts in dance choreography. Andrea Nicole Blanton (M ’02) of Grayson, who was struck by a car in January 2006 after she and her boyfriend pulled a man out of an overturned vehicle on I-285, died in her sleep on Jan. 18. Blanton’s mother was told that her daughter had suffered a seizure. She had been in the hospital until March 2006, and only weeks before her death had gotten out of her wheelchair. Blanton was preparing to take the medical school entrance exam. She and her boyfriend of three years, Brian Crowl, were to celebrate their survival with a party marking the one-year anniversary of the accident. Blanton died three days before the party, during which the couple also planned to announce their engagement. Matthew Wyman Hawley (AB ’03) of Cape Canaveral, Fla., died on Nov. 12. He was a black jack dealer for SunCruz Casinos in Port Canaveral, Fla. He was an avid sports fan, and a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Athens. Kimberly LaShara Jacobs (BSEd ’03) of College Park died on Sept. 26. He was a family service coordinator at Easter Seals/Sylvan Hill in Atlanta. Stacey Boltz Palasek (MS ’03) of Matthews, N.C., died on Oct. 14. She worked as a research chemist at CEM Corporation. She was a passionate sports enthusiast and had extensive knowledge of both professional and collegiate sports. Palasek loved to travel and was an avid reader. Ronder Thomas Young (MA ’03) of Norcross died on Oct. 29. She worked at South Carolina Educational Television in Columbia and helped produce the nationally broadcasted shows “Studio See” and “The American Short Story” and co-created the “Writer’s Workshop.” She published short stories, essays, and poetry in numerous literary publications, and wrote three award-winning young adult novels—Learning by Heart, Moving Momma to Town, and Objects in Mirror. Young taught at Agnes Scott, Georgia Perimeter and Gainesville Colleges.

Students

Yongsheng Li of Athens died on March 25. He was working toward a PhD in the department of biochemistry and molecular biology, specializing in human reproductive and cancer research. Li co-authored several scientific papers and abstracts, and his research findings were presented at a number of international meetings and conferences.



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