William Augustus Bedell ’33
Rudolph Evander Conoley ’33
Avery Patton, Jr. ’33
T. Hooke McCallie ’34
Preston Asbury Howard ’37
Robert Lee Miller Sr. ’40
Roy Nelson Smith ’40
Paul Shields Crane, M.D. ’41
William F. Welborn, Jr. ’41
Dr. Ernest Waddill Larkin, Jr., ’42
William Duncan Loy, Jr. ’42
Harold Russell Murdock Jr. ’43
James Vance Houston ’44
George L. Roseborough, Jr. ‘44
Leon R. Drake, Jr. ’45
John Kennette “Jack” Hayes ’45
Willis Jones Hobbs ’47
David A. Crane ’48
Dr. Hugh M. Hill ’48
H. Girardeau “Gerry” Leland ’48
Herbert A. Dalton ’49
Thomas Allen Little, Jr. ’49
Hector MacKethan ’49
C. Patterson Clark ’50
William L. Faucette ’50
Thenton Lowell Davis, Jr. ’51
Dr. Paul H. Felker ’51
Albert W. “Bud” Houston ’51
H. Hooper Alexander ’52
Dr. Warren M. “Jack” Scott, Jr. ’54
William N. Gordon ’55
Dr. Joseph Webb Farrar ’61
David S. Breiten ’63
Stephen Lee Barden III ’67
Julian K. Fite ’67
William Keith “Bill” Sharp ’68
Dr. John Bolinger ’71
Theresa Ellen Smith ’81
William Augustus Bedell ’33, retired businessman of San Antonio, Tex., died September 20, 2004. Survivors include his daughter, Margaret Cluck, 300 Mandalay Drive East, Olmos Park, San Antonio, Tex. 78212
Rudolph Evander Conoley ’33 of Miami, Fla., died February 26, 2005. He was a retired lieutenant colonel with the U.S. Army and Army Reserve and a retired Dade County schoolteacher and administrator. Following graduation from Davidson, he obtained his master’s degree from Duke University in 1940. He began his career as a principal in the Everglades Public School System and returned to Miami to become a teacher at Bryan Junior High. He later became the dean of boys at Miami Edison Senior High. He finished his career as coordinator of personnel for the Miami Dade Public School System. His wife of fifty-six years, Laurita Pearson, preceded him in death in 1996. He is survived by son, R. Van Conoley, Jr., 25 Rosedown Blvd., Debary, Fla. 32713; daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Conoley; and granddaughter, Mary Beth.
Avery Patton, Jr. ’33 of Decatur, Ga., died April 22, 2005. He worked as a schoolteacher, principal, chemist, and professor before joining the U.S. Army during World War II. He served in Germany as a captain with the post-war occupation forces, ensuring war survivors were sufficiently fed and housed. After the war, he pursued a long career in the pharmaceuticals industry. He was a member of the Decatur Presbyterian Church where he was a former deacon and elder. He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-two years, Myrtle Edmonson Patton. He is survived by a niece, Mrs. Katherine M.W. Dugas, 508 Kimberly Dr., Warner Robins, Ga. 31088; four great-nephews; one great-niece and two great-great nieces.
T. Hooke McCallie ’34 of Chattanooga, Tenn., died May 5, 2005. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, where he taught Sunday school and served as a ruling elder of the governing session for more than forty years. During World War II, he was a commanding officer in the 3rd Infantry of the U.S. Army serving in Newfoundland and the Philippines. He remained in the U.S. Army Reserves until his retirement. He started his business career with Penn Mutual Insurance Agency. After the war he entered the radio business as assistant manager of WDEF, then moved to Florida to manage local radio stations. He returned to Chattanooga in 1955 to work in banking. He retired from First Tennessee Bank in 1977 as vice president and trust officer. As a young man, he was active in the Junior Chamber of Commerce, and was a charter member of the Brainerd Kiwanis Club. He was a board member and officeholder of the Better Housing Commission, the YMCA, Bethel Bible Village, the Caldsted Foundation, and the Tennessee Retired Officers Association. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor W. McCallie, 2700A Parkwood Ave., Apt. 3, Chattanooga, Tenn. 37404-1730; and children Tom, Wyatt, Eleanor Cooper, John, Jim, and W. Alex McCallie ’82, 3116 Natalie Cir., Augusta, Ga. 30909-6868.; sisters, Alice Pressley of Atlanta and Ellen M. Cochrane of Winchester, Va.; a brother, David McCallie; and many nieces and nephews.
Preston Asbury Howard ’37 of Lincolnton, N.C. died May 24, 2005. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He was owner and manager of Turner’s Store for forty-five years. He was an active member of Boger City United Methodist Church and served as president of the Kiwanis Club and the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce. He was a past recipient of Lincoln County Man of the Year. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Johnson Howard, 106 Mockingbird Ln., Lincolnton, N.C. 28092; one son, Phillip Asbury Howard and wife Cynthia, of Greenville, S.C.; one brother, Thomas Herman Howard of Lincolnton; one sister, Janet Howard Knox of Cornelius; two grandsons, Seth Hopkins Howard and Ethan Asbury Howard.
Robert Lee Miller Sr. ’40 of Panama City, Fla., died July 16, 2005. He was a retired lieutenant colonel, having served in the U.S. Air Force (Reserve) in the Pacific during World War II. He also was retired from civil service. He had been a resident of Bay County since 1965, moving from Winston-Salem, N.C. He was a member of the Panama City Rotary Club and a member of First United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Lillian Dalton Miller, 330 Bunkers Cove Rd., Panama City, Fla. 32401; son Robert Lee Miller Jr. and wife Twyla, of Belfast, Northern Ireland; daughter Katherine Johnston and husband Mark, of Opelika, Ala.; four grandchildren, Samuel Davis Miller and wife Heather, Luke Jackson Miller, Christian Wade Johnston, and Katherine Lee Johnston; brother-in-law, Samuel S. Dalton of Winston-Salem; and two sisters-in-law, Gladys Dalton of Winston-Salem and Jeanne Dalton of Atlanta, Ga.
Roy Nelson Smith ’40 of Richmond, Va., died July 9, 2005. He spent most of his life in Richmond where he taught music. He was a veteran of World War II who served in the U.S. Army. He was an ordained elder and member of the Presbyterian church. He is survived by his wife of fifty-seven years, Lucy Ryder Smith, 1905 Moonwind Pl., Richmond. Va. 23238-3710; a son, Wayne Smith; a daughter, Irene Roberts; and grandchildren Jennifer Smith, David Roberts, and Thomas Roberts.
Paul Shields Crane, M.D. ’41 of Black Mountain, N.C., died June 12, 2005. He grew up in Korea, the son of Southern Presbyterian missionaries. He attended Pyongyang Foreign School, graduated from Davidson, and received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University. He married the former Sophie Earle Montgomery, and they served as medical missionaries in Korea. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran, and served in Korea as the chief of surgery at the 121st Evacuation Hospital and as commanding officer of the MASH unit later made famous by the TV series. Before the Korean War, he oversaw the building of the Presbyterian Medical Center in Chonju, Korea. He coordinated for the medical services of Wilson Leprosarium, near Yosu, Korea. He was a founding board member of Han Nam University in Teajon, Korea, and served on the board of directors of Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, as well as of the Medical Benevolence Foundation. He authored Korean Patterns, a book on traditional Korean culture. He interpreted for President Kennedy and President Johnson during meetings with President Park of the Republic of Korea. He worked in private surgical practice in Nashville, Tenn., until 1984. He was an elder of the Presbyterian Church USA, a member of Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, and a Rotarian. He was preceded in death by his son, William Lancaster Crane. He is survived by his wife of sixty-three years, Sophie, 263 Fern Way, Black Mountain, N.C. 28711; children Virginia C. Gleser, John Crane, Tish Rainey, Janet Adams, and Dr. James Crane ’80.
William F. Welborn, Jr. ’41 of West 2nd Ave., Lexington, died July 29, 2005. He was born in Davidson County on May 23, 1919, to William Fowle Welborn, Sr. and Bessie Todd Welborn. He was a graduate of Davidson and UNC Chapel Hill. He was a former president of Lexington Drug Co. and served on the city council for Ward 2 and was a former member of Lexington Kiwanis. During World War II, he served in the 8th U.S. Army Air Corp in photographic intelligence. He was also a member of VFW Post 3074 and American Legion Post 8. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, where he served as a deacon. His wife, Geraldine Hobbs Welborn, preceded him in death on August 31, 2001. Survivors are sons, Mr. and Mrs. W.F.Welborn III, 209 W 2nd Ave., Lexington, N.C. 27292, and James Hobbs Welborn of Winston-Salem; daughter, Anna L. Welborn ’78 of Lexington; grandsons, William Brent Welborn, Matthew Welborn and Stephen Welborn; brothers, Dr. Sam Welborn ’42 of New Orleans, La.; Dr. James (J.T.) Welborn ’44 and John Henry Welborn ’49 both of Lexington.
Dr. Ernest Waddill Larkin, Jr., ’42 of Washington, N.C., died May 26, 2005. At Davidson, he was a member of the college marching band and symphonic orchestra. He received his M.D. from the Medical College of Virginia and completed an internship there. He served two years as medical officer in the Army Air Corps, then completed post-graduate training in ophthalmology at Tulane University in New Orleans and the University of Tennessee–Memphis Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital. He practiced eye, ear, nose, and throat medicine in Greenville, where he and his family were charter members of St. James Methodist Church. In 1957, he began an ophthalmology practice in Washington that lasted thirty-one years. He is survived by his wife of sixty-two years, Frances Crandall Roebuck Larkin, 410 Riverside Dr., Washington, N.C. 27889; his son, Dr. Ernest Waddill Larkin III ’66 and his wife, Sara Moss Larkin of Greenville; his daughter, Linda Larkin Boyer and her husband Earl Ross Boyer of Washington; four grandchildren, Rebecca Roebuck Larkin of Wiscasset, Maine, and Paul Brubeck Larkin of Bethesda, Md., Timothy Ross Boyer of Wilmington, and Amy Crandall Boyer of Raleigh; and two step-grandchildren, Dr. Sara Ashley McCowen of Chapel Hill and Christopher Andrew McCowen of Durango, Colo. His sister, Mrs. Mickey Taylor, also survives him.
William Duncan Loy, Jr. ’42 of Charlotte, N.C., died July 26, 2005, after battling pneumonia. After graduating from Davidson College, World War II called him to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and the Alaskan Division of the Air Transport Command. The end of the war found him married to Mary Steele Hubbard, who after fifty-seven years of marriage, preceded him in death in 2000. They returned to the Steele Creek community where he was employed in the commercial division of Southern Bell. He was offered a managerial position with W.A. Buening Engraving, where he was president for ten years before retiring in 1987. An enthusiastic life member of the Queen City Optimist Club, he was presented the Distinguished President Award. An active Legionnaire for over fifty-five years, he served as commander of the Steele Creek American Legion Post 221. A lifelong member of Steele Creek Presbyterian Church, he served as deacon and elder while teaching the Bill Loy Sunday School Class for thirty-eight years. He is survived by two daughters and one son, Mary Kay Payne of Yorktown, Va., and Martha Duncan Lewkowicz of Sanford, N.C., and William Duncan Loy III, 4008 Rhodes Ave., Charlotte, N.C. 28212; a sister, Katherine Gwynn of Charlotte, N.C.; grandchildren, David Loy, Jason Loy, Ashley Lewkowicz, Michael Payne, Randy Lewkowicz; and great-grandchild, River Elizabeth.
Harold Russell Murdock Jr. ’43 of Chapel Hill, N.C., died on July 9, 2005. He held research and consultant positions at Johnson & Johnson, the Food and Drug Administration, and Burroughs Wellcome. He received a master’s in physiology from the University of Rochester, and a doctorate in pharmacology from the University of Buffalo. He served three years during World War II. Survivors include his wife, Miriam Russell Murdock of 700 Carolina Meadows, Apt. 106, Chapel Hill, N.C. 27517; two sons, Frederick Russell Murdock of Silver Spring, Md., and David Harold Murdock of Raleigh; a daughter, Sara Jane Hart of Bolivia; and two grandchildren.
James Vance Houston ’44, formerly of Mooresville, passed away on August 4, 2005, at The Pines in Davidson. He attended Davidson for two years and then graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy. He was retired director of marketing of Allied Signal Corp., New York, N.Y. He was president emeritus of Cavin–Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy. He was past president of the Mooresville Rotary Club, past commander of American Legion Post 66, past Chef-deGare 40/8, life member of VFW Post 1072, and past chairman of Lowrance Hospital Corporation. Mr. Houston was a former member of the American Textile Chemist and Colorist, New York Textile Salesmen Association, New York Weavers Club, Chicago Furniture City Club, Cabarrus Country Club, Greensboro Country Club, Greensboro City Club, Winston-Salem Twin City Club and Charlotte Athletic Club.Mr. Houston is survived by a number of nieces, nephews and a very special friend, Peggy Davidson. He was preceded in death by sisters, Linda Buie and Nellie Bender.
George L. Roseborough, Jr. ‘44 of Jacksonville, Fla., died May 30, 2005. He attended Davidson and the University of North Carolina. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy aboard a minesweeper in the Mediterranean. After the war he returned to Jacksonville and went to work for Shands and Baker, now Florida Rock Industries. He retired in 1988. He was a communicant of the Church of the Good Shepherd and served on the vestry for several years. He was also a co-chairman of the Community Chest United Fund. Surviving are his wife of fifty-six years, Mary Van Campen Rosborough, 5058 Pirates Cove Rd., Jacksonville, Fla. 32210-8310; a son, George L. Rosborough III; three grandsons and a great-grandaughter; a sister-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Leon R. Drake, Jr. ’45 of North Charleston, S.C., died January 18, 2005. His wife, Virginia Lucas Drake, preceded him in death.
John Kennette “Jack” Hayes ’45 of Columbia, S.C., died July 7, 2005. He attended Davidson, UNC-Chapel Hill and Columbia Bible College. After moving to Columbia, he worked for and later retired from the R.L. Bryan Company. He was then employed by the W.J. Keenan Company. A longtime member of the Shandon Presbyterian Church, he served on several committees and was a member and former president of the William Harden Sunday School Class. A student of the Bible and avid reader. He is survived by his wife of forty-five years, Barbara Langford Hayes, 6949 Shelly Rd., Columbia, S.C. 29209; a son, John K. Hayes, Jr.; cousins Rebecca Coffee of Boone, N.C., Carole Davis of Charlotte, Susan Tillotson of Golden, Colo.; and other cousins.
Willis Jones Hobbs ’47 of Mooresville, N.C., died June 23, 2005. He earned a master’s degree from Wake Forest University and was a retired teacher. He was a member of the Fairview Methodist Church of Mt. Mourne, N.C. Survivors include his sister, Mrs. Frances Basnight, 2624 Broad Bay Rd. Virginia Beach, Va. 23451; and nieces and nephews.
David A. Crane ’48, former dean of architecture at Rice University, died May 20, 1005, in Charlottesville,Va. He founded and headed the Rice Center for Community Design and Research, which he called a “teaching hospital for graduate architectural and design students.” He also established the Rice Design Alliance, a nonprofit group dedicated to advancement of architecture and urban design. His organization, the Crane Design Group, focused on urban design projects in Texas and elsewhere. In 1986, Crane joined the University of South Florida in Tampa as professor of architecture and community design. He retired in 2002. Late in his career, Crane became interested in designing buildings and cities that conserve energy and water. Before serving in the Navy in the closing days of the war, Crane attended Davidson and was a fullback on the football team. He earned an architecture degree from Georgia Tech in 1950 and, two years later, a master’s degree in city planning from Harvard. In addition to his son, Matthew L. Crane, 4223 Earlysville Rd, Earlysville, Va. 22936, he is survived by his former wife, Bonnie Loyd Crane, of Wellesley, Mass.; daughters Melinda Crane, of Berlin, Germany, and Amanda Crane, of Los Angeles; a brother, Sid Crane ’40, of Indianapolis; and a sister, Louise Crane, of Charlottesville, Va.
Dr. Hugh M. Hill ’48 longtime associate dean for student and alumni affairs in the University of Florida College of Medicine, died July 31, 2005. He was professor emeritus in the department of obstetrics and gynecology. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He earned his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His first faculty appointment was as an instructor of gynecology at Johns Hopkins, and he served as an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He later joined the faculty of the University of Florida College of Medicine and was honored with the college’s outstanding teaching award. He was named assistant dean of students in 1963. He retired in August 2001, as associate dean for student and alumni affairs, after forty-two years of service. He was a Diplomat to the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Medical Association. He was a member of the Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association and vice president of the alumni association of the Johns Hopkins College of Medicine. He was a member of the Howard A. Kelly Society and the South Atlantic Obstetric Gynecologic Society. He also held memberships in the medical associations of Florida and Alachua County. He was elected to the honorary medical society, Alpha Omega Alpha. He was a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Survivors include his wife, Ann Lazonby Hill, 1801 NW 30th Ter., Gainesville, Fla. 32605, and daughter Grace Hill ’96 of Washington, D.C.
H. Girardeau “Gerry” Leland ’48 of Charlotte, N.C., died June 3, 2005. After graduation from Davidson, Gerry earned a degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. He served in the U.S. Navy, receiving his discharge on Aug. 6, 1951. He was a member of Sigma Delta Chi Professional Journalistic Society, of Trinity Presbyterian Church, and The Dinosaurs Club, a group of Charlotte Observer retirees. Mr. Leland worked thirty-seven years in the newsroom of The Charlotte Observer. He was national editor for a number of years before transferring to the feature department were he founded and was editor of TV Week, until he retired on July 18, 1986. He also wrote music columns for The Observer. Survivors include a sister, Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Hogan of Jacksonville, Fl; two sons, H. Giradeau ‘Lee’ Leland, 6239 Rockledge Pl., York, S.C. 29745-9169, and his wife, Terry, Charles Albert ‘Chuck’ Leland and his wife Rhonda, all of York, S.C.; a daughter, Irene ‘Renie’ Bridges and her husband, Eugene, of Raleigh; five grandchildren, Carl and Linda Bridges and Kristy and Travis Leland, and JoAnne Rohan; and three great-grandchildren.
Herbert A. Dalton ’49 of Sacramento, Calif., died March 16, 2005. He was a longtime resident of Sacramento. He served in World War II as a B-17 pilot in the Army Air Forces. He graduated summa cum laude from Davidson College in 1949. He retired from S.M.U.D. as a land department supervisor after thirty years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents Howard Dalton and Annie Myrtle Dalton; brother Howard Dalton Jr.; sisters Mary Cosgrove, Mildred Dalton Watkins, and wife Mary-Claire of fifty years. He is survived by daughters Catherine (Gary) Brown, Marcie (Mark) Dalton Roberts, 5180 Remuda Ct., Shingle Springs, Calif. 95682, and Karen Dalton. He is also survived by four sisters and a brother; Gwen Darvin, Consuelo Smith, Bonnie Owen, Gladys Hice and Edward Dalton, as well as three grandchildren, Jennifer Brown, Daniel and Laura Roberts.
Thomas Allen Little, Jr. ’49 of Chapel Hill, N.C. died June 10, 2005. He attended Davidson College and then went on to graduate with a B.A. from UNC Chapel Hill in 1950. He received a B.D. from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Va. He did graduate work at St. Mary’s College at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. He earned an STM at Lutheran Seminary, Gettysburg, Pa., and was involved with graduate studies in English at the UNC Chapel Hill. He served pastorates in Sykesville and Baltimore, Md., Charlotte, and Southport, N.C. Surviving are his wife Shirley, 104 Cedar St., Chapel Hill, N.C. 27517; son, Thomas A. Little III of Chapel Hill; daughter Nancy Alexander Day of Carrboro; sister, Martha Hunter of Sea Island, Ga.
Hector MacKethan ’49 of Castine, Maine, died June 22, 2005. After serving in World War II, he returned to North Carolina to earn his degree at Davidson. Upon moving to New York, he was associated with the Hanover Bank and later with ARCO in Middleburg, Va. A member of the Upperville Trinity Episcopal Church, in Virginia, after living in Maine, he became a member and then a vestryman of the Castine Trinity Episcopal Church. He was also a trustee of the Castine Library Association and a member of the Metropolitan Club in Washington. An environmentalist and world traveler, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ellen Alma Seipp MacKethan. He is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth Kendall MacKethan of Cape May, N.J., a son, John MacAlister of Washington; three grandchildren; and two sisters, Cecelia Gambill and Mary Rankin Hayslip, both of Fayetteville, N.C.
C. Patterson Clark ’50 of Newton, N.C., died June 13, 2005. Mr. Clark was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Newton, where he served as an elder, Sunday school teacher, member of the stewardship/finance/personnel committee, and treasurer for Western N.C. Presbytery. He worked for General Electric for thirty years, serving as material and design specialist. A U.S. Army veteran, he served in World War II and Korea as captain in the infantry. Mr. Clark was a volunteer for the City of Newton and Catawba Valley Medical Center. He was a member of American Legion Post 16, and served as a substitute in the V.A. Office for a year. He served one term on the Newton Board of Aldermen. Survivors include his wife, Virginia ‘Ginger’ Corpening Clark, 200 W. 9th Street, Newton, N.C. 28658-3134; three sons, Rev. Pat Clark, Jr. and wife, Judy, of Georgetown, Ky., Deward Clark and wife, Jeannie, of Catawba, N.C., and Mitchell Clark of Newton, N.C.; and eight grandchildren, Stacie Kushner, Ashley Clark, Elliot Clark, Dee Clark, Casey Clark, Chris Smith, Sherri Smith, and Mitchell Ray.
William L. Faucette ’50 of Charlotte passed away June 13, 2005. He was a World War II Army veteran. He enlisted in the Army Air Corp in 1943 and served as a radio operator on a B-29 Heavy Bombardment Squadron 14 Middle Pacific Command as a staff sergeant. After the war he served in the Army Reserves as a 2nd Lieutenant until 1953. At Davidson, he was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity. He was a lifetime member of Avondale Presbyterian Church. He retired as a retail sales manager. He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-four years, Jean Belle Buckles Faucette. He is survived by his three sons, William L. Faucette, Jr., of Raleigh, David E. Faucette and wife, Toni, of Somerville, N.J., and Michael A. Faucette and wife, Teresa, of Charlotte; two brothers, John Ed Faucette of Phoenix, Az., and Jack Faucette of Roper, N.C.; two sisters, Ann Niblock of Adamstown, Md., and Virginia Qualls of Lexington, Ky.; four grandchildren, Judith Faucette of Raleigh, N.C., and Brian, Carrie, and Phillip Boyles, all of Charlotte, N.C.; two great grandchildren, Kaitlyn Sorenson and Landon Boyles, both of Charlotte; and many nieces and nephews.
Thenton Lowell Davis, Jr. ’51 of Columbia, S.C., died June 4, 2005. At Davidson, he played football, joined Phi Delta Theta fraternity, and was elected to the ODK leadership fraternity. After graduation he volunteered for active duty in the U.S. Army and began his service as a second lieutenant, seeing service in Korea and Japan. Upon completion of his tour, he began a career in banking in Charlotte, N.C., then moved to Columbia. He worked for Lyon Workplace Products, Inc., (formally Lyon Metal Products, Inc.) in Aurora, Ill., for thirty-five years. He retired as assistant vice-president, general sales manager. After moving to Columbia, he affiliated with The Rembert Co., Inc., where he remained until his death. He was a faithful member of Eastminster Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder, in the Stephen Ministry, and in the Frank Harden Sunday School Class. Surviving are his wife of fifty-three years, Sara Little Davis, 4735 Cedar Springs Rd., Columbia, S.C. 29206; daughter, Susan Davis Ueland; sons, Lee DuPre Davis and Wesley Lowell Davis; grandchildren, Kelley Davis, Nolan Davis and Jackson Ueland; son-in-law, Tor Ueland; and daughter-in-law, Kimberly McInerney.
Dr. Paul H. Felker ’51, retired Waldensian Presbyterian Church minister, died July 31, 2005, at Carolinas Specialty Hospital in Charlotte after a brief illness. He earned his master of divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary and his doctor of ministry from McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, Ill. His first pastorate began in 1954 with Beersheba and Filbert Presbyterian Churches in York, S.C. He became pastor of Mulberry Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, NC in 1960 and served for nine years. His third and final pastorate was with the Waldensian Presbyterian Church, Valdese, where he completed twenty-five years of service. He served as moderator of the presbytery in three of the presbyteries and as a delegate to the General Assembly of the Waldensian Church of Italy in 1970. He was also a member of the board of trustees for the Grandfather Home for Children in Banner Elk, N.C. for many years. He is survived by his wife of fifty-four years, Carol Price Felker, 1201 Laurel St. NE, Valdese, N.C. 28690-8713; three sons, Mark Felker ’76 and wife Wendy ’77 of Charlotte, Alan Felker and wife Lesa of Boone, Eric Felker and wife Sandra of Cornelius; and a brother, Roger Felker ’58 and wife Nancy of Charlotte. Also surviving are eight grandchildren.
Albert W. “Bud” Houston ’51 of Cocoa Beach, Fla., died June 17, 2005, at home from complications from cancer. He was the son of John T. Houston, photographer for the Charlotte Observer and Margaret P. Houston, owner of Peggy Houston’s, Inc. After attending Davidson for two years he entered the U.S. Naval Academy and graduated in 1953. He later earned a master’s degree in physics. After numerous sea tours in destroyers and submarines, he commanded two submarines out of San Diego, Calif. He later was active in the Polaris/Poseidon/Trident development and production programs. After retirement from the Navy in 1978, he was employed as an engineer in the Space Shuttle Program at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. While there he earned the Astronauts ‘Silver Snoopy’ Award for professional excellence. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Stender Houston, 207 June Dr., Cocoa Beach, Fla. 32931, formerly of Charleston, S.C., three sons, six grandchildren and a nephew, William L. Houston of Ventura County, Calif.; Thomas A. Houston of Brevard County, Fla.; John Bertram Houston of Brevard County, Fla.; and Allen Bradley Houston of Brevard County, Fla.
H. Hooper Alexander ’52 of Charlotte died June 4, 2005. An Army Airborne officer from 1952 to 1954, he served in South Korea and was awarded the Bronze Star for Meritorious Service. He was owner of Alexander Planning Associates of Charlotte. His community service included memberships and leadership roles in The Opera Company of North Carolina, The Charlotte Opera Association, the Charlotte chapter of the American Society of CLU, ChFC, the Charlotte Estate Planning Council, and the Charlotte Association of Life Underwriters. He also was active in the Heart Fund, United Community Services, Boy Scouts, and YMCA, and as a trustee of the Charlotte Firefighters’ Retirement System. He was an elder in Selwyn Avenue Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Nelson Alexander, 4725 Harwicke Rd., Charlotte, N.C. 28211; children, Hooper ‘Lex’ Alexander IV ’82 of Greensboro, Frank Alexander of Holly Springs, Hugh Alexander of Charlotte, and Jane Alexander of Raleigh; stepchildren Kathy Grubbs of Charlotte, Doug Svenson of Brunswick, Ga., Erik Svenson of Saluda and John Svenson of Charleston, S.C.; sisters, Madge Vining of Columbia, Conn., Jessie Busby of Fairfax, Va., and Amelia Ecker of Tacoma, Wash.; ten grandchildren and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Dr. Warren M. “Jack” Scott, Jr. ’54 died May 30, 2005, at Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital. He was born on June 12, 1932, at Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio, Tex. He spent his adult life in service to his many patients and The Memorial Herman Hospital System. His love of work and music was only surpassed by love for his family. He is survived by his wife of forty-nine years, Jane Perkins Scott; 991 Chamboard Ln., Houston, Texas 77018; a son, William Scott; daughters, Donna Krumblis, Mary Deiss; special family friends, Kathy Robertson and Halida Hernandez; and grandchildren, Ryan Krumblis, Jacque Krumblis, Lauren Scott, Sara Scott, Jake Scott, Christopher Deiss. and Elizabeth Deiss.
William N. Gordon ’55 of Greenville, N.C., died May 29, 2005. He was a graduate of Union Theological Seminary, Richmond. He held pastorates in Houston, Tex., Fairmont, N.C., and at Farmville Presbyterian Church, retiring in 1995. He continued to supply pulpits for New Hope Presbytery in Eastern North Carolina and was supplying Boyd Memorial Presbyterian Church near Greenville, N.C. From the beginning of his ministry and through the 1980s, he was actively involved with committee work of the Presbyterian Church, particularly in the Brazos, Fayetteville, and Albemarle presbyteries. He is survived by his wife of forty-seven years, Bettie Kersey Gordon, 38 Barnes St., Greenville, N.C. 27858; a daughter, Diana Gordon of Greenville; three sons, Neil Gordon of Greenville, Philip Gordon ’83 of Raleigh, N.C., and Stuart Gordon ’86 of Florence, S.C.; and two grandchildren, Drew and Will.
Dr. Joseph Webb Farrar ’61 of Morganton, N.C., passed away June 17, 2005, after a brief illness. He graduated from UNC School of Dentistry, where he finished at the top of his class. After graduation in 1965, he entered the U.S. Army as a captain, and was head of the Rivers Barracks Dental Clinic in Giessen, Germany, for the duration of his two-year tour of duty. He began practicing dentistry in Morganton, where he practiced until May 1 of this year. He was a member of Burkemont Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife of forty years, Catherine Powell Farrar, 301 Riverside Dr., Morganton, N.C. 28655; sons, Joseph Webb Farrar II of Woodbridge, Va., Joseph Jeffrey Farrar of Rutherford College, N.C., and Joseph Benjamin Farrar of Louisville, Ky.; grandson Reed Jeffrey Farrar of Rutherford College, N.C.; and sister, Linda Farrar of Greenville, S.C..
David S. Breiten ’63 of New York City and Newark Valley, N.Y., died on July 16. After graduating from Davidson, he served as an executive officer in the U.S. Navy and received his M.B.A. from Rutgers University in 1974. He is survived by his wife of thirty-seven years, Kathleen, 565 West End Ave., Apt. 2D, New York, New York 10024-2708; his daughter Kristen Breiten of Washington, D.C.; his son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Lynn Breiten, of Williamsport, Penn.; three grandchildren; and his brother John W. Breiten of Hancock, N.Y.
Stephen Lee Barden III ’67, an Asheville attorney, died June 27, 2005. He was a captain in the U.S. Air Force in Germany. He earned his law degree from UNC Chapel Hill and was certified in real estate law and had practiced in Asheville for thirty-one years. He loved music and participated in choir, chorus, band, and orchestra throughout his high school and college years. He served on the board of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra and was president of the board from 1994 to 1995. He was a member of the Zeb Vance Debating Club of Asheville and was an enthusiastic and dedicated member of the Master Swim Team. He is survived by his father, Stephen L. Barden, Jr. of Montreat, N.C.; his wife of thirty-three years, Helga Stuercken Barden, 114 Old Toll Rd., Asheville, N.C. 28804; a son, Gregory, and a daughter, Diana, both of Asheville; a brother, Lane Barden; and two sisters, Mary B. Johnson and Dell Barden.
Julian K. Fite ’67 died June 2, 2005, in Oklahoma City. A former U.S. attorney, district attorney, and present counsel for the Cherokee Nation, he was attending a tribal sovereignty symposium in Oklahoma City when he died. He most recently served as an assistant professor of criminal justice at Northeastern State University, university counsel and counsel for the Cherokee Nation. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Fite, 15309 N. Swannanoa Rd., Tahlequah, Okla. 74464-8171; son Travis and daughter Missy (Fite) Caldwell, his sisters Betty Jo Fite Hayes of Hope, Ark., and Francie Fite of McLean, Va.
William Keith “Bill” Sharp ’68 of Lakeland, Fla., died September 28, 2005. Cathy Neel, his cousin, remembered how he took care of his aunt, Rebecca Keith. He owned two poodles, Prissy and Pitty, and he enjoyed his lifetime church, First Presbyterian Church.
Dr. John Bolinger ’71, a Chattanooga psychiatrist, died May 29, 2005, while hiking Mount LeConte in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. He was known for his infectious laugh, gourmet cooking, and his enthusiastic support of University of Tennessee football. In addition to his private practice, he held teaching appointments at McCallie School, Baylor School, and other area high school as well as the University of Tennessee–Chattanooga. He was a member of Thankful Memorial Episcopal Church. He is survived by his father, John C. Bolinger, Jr., 801 Vanosdale Rd., Knoxville, Tenn. 37909; a sister, Janet Harrington of Los Angeles, Calif., a brother, Robert of San Diego, Calif.; and a nephew and three nieces.
Theresa Ellen Smith ’81 of Winston-Salem, N.C., known always as Resa, died peacefully, June 29, 2005. After her successful battle with cancer in her early twenties, Resa became a lifelong student and practitioner of health and healing. She managed Friends of the Earth in Reynolda Village and shared her gifts freely with all around her. In her final battle with cancer, Resa was loving and courageous. She is survived by her parents, Kenneth and Betty Smith, 1045 Englewood Dr., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27106; her brother, Howard Smith Jr.; uncle and aunt Bill and Drane McCall; and cousins Vaughn and Dawn McCall, Will, James, Jack and Edgar and Dawn McCall and Elizabeth and Jack.