York Post Graduate Medical School and
Hospital. He was also a Director in the Ledbetter
Mill, which his father built in 1881.
Surviving are Mrs. Ledbetter, the former Miss Martha Elizabeth Steele of Rockingham, whom he
married in 1911; one daughter and a son,
James M. Ledbetter, Jr. (A.B. ' 33).
Gilmer-John Arthur Gilmer, 66, for many
years an auditor for the U. S. Bureau of
Internal Revenue, died July 25 in the U. S.
Veterans' hospital at Columbia, S. C., follow-
ing an illness of seven weeks. A native of
Greensboro, Mr. Gilmer studied at Chapel Hill
in 1889-93. He had resided at Fayetteville in
recent years and had retired from government
service about a year ago because of failing
hc~dth. He was a Spanish-American War vet-
eran and during the World War was a mem-
ber 0f the Capital City Guard, and a Special
Adviser on the Draft Board. Before going with
the Internal Revenue Bureau he had engaged
in. the insurance business and had done some
legal work. He is survived by his wife, the
former Miss Eliza Williams of Fayetteville,
whom he married in 1909.
forshee-Eugene Forshee of Florence, S. C.,
Spanish-American War veteran, died July 26
at the Veterans' hospital in Columbia, two days
before his 64th birthday. Mr. Forshee entered
the University in 1893 from Wilmington and
continued for two years. In recent ye3rs he
had operated a dairy. Surviving are a daugh-
ter, onc SOl1, four sisters and one brother.
Burial was in the National Cemetery at Florence.
Speight-Dr. Richard Harrison Speight, 61,
a leading Rocky Mount physician for 35 years,
died at a hospital there July 31 of a heart
ailment. A native of Edgecombe County, Dr.
Speight was the son of the late Dr. R. H.
Speight '68. He attended Oak Ridge Military
Institute, studied medicine at Chapel Hill in
1897-99 and won his M.D. at the University of
Maryland in 1901. He practiced his profession
in Edgecombe for a year with his father and
then went to Morganton. After about three
years he returned to Rocky Mount, was for
awhile associated with the late Dr. Richard
Quillen and after that with his brother, the
late Dr. J. P. Speight '05. Survivors include
his wife, the fonner Miss Lucille Pruden Jones
whom he married in 1917; one daughter and
a son, Richard H. Speight, a pre-medical
student at Wake Fore.t; two sisters and two
brothers, Seth Speight and Dr. J. A. Speight ' 11, all
of Rocky Mount. Another brother, Elias C.
Speight ' 17, formerly Postmaster at Rocky
Mount, died September 12.
Ewbank-Harry Hutton Ewbank, Henderson-
ville real estate and insurance man, died
September 11 at his home there, of a heart attack.
He would have passed his 63rd birthday September 24. A native of Greenville County, S. C.,
he moved with his family to Hendersonville
in 1882, attended Porter Military Academy at
Charleston and was a student of Pharmacy at
Chapel Hill one year, in 1900-01. For 16 years
he was connected with Parke, Davis & Company,
in 1918 going into the insurance and real estate business. He is survived by his wife, the
former Miss Jennie Few of Hendersonville; a
daughter and one son, H. H. Ewbank, Jr. ' 31,
of Hendersonville; his father, E. E. Ewbank;
two brothers and two sisters.
Cooper-James Edwin Cooper, 54, Secretary·
Treasurer and part owner of the North State
Material Company at Asheville, fatally shot
himself August lOin a washroom of his office
building. He had been in ill health for some-
time. A native of Murphy, Mr. Cooper studied
at Chapel Hill in 1904-06. He was Manager
of the Citizens Lumber Company at Asheville
before becoming associated with the North State
Material Company. Surviving are Mrs. Cooper,
the former Miss Myrtle Gudger of Asheville,
whom he maried in 1918, and one sister.
Fountain-George Marion Fountain, 51, prominent Tarboro attorney, died September 12 in a
Raleigh hospital after a critical illness of several days. A native of Tarboro, he was grad-
uated at Chapel Hill in 1908 with an A.B.
degree, afterwards continuing at the University
for two years of law. He returned then to
Tarboro to practice law with his father, the late
G. M. T. Fountain. In 1924-25 he served as
Mayor of Tarboro and served also about that
time as Chairman of the County Board of Edu-
cation. He was President of the Tarboro Ro·
tary Club and a member of other orders. Sur-
viving are Mrs. Fountaiu) the former IVIiss Mary
Royall Motz of Lincolnton, whom he married
in 1913; one son, George M. Fountain, Jr. '36,
an attorney of Tarboroj five sisters and one
Ebbs-Daniel V. Ebbs, 49, of Asheville, died
in a hospital there August 12 after a brief
illness. A native of Madison County, he studied
at Chapel Hill in 1909-10 and also attended
Mars Hill College. He had been connected with
Ebbs Brothers, grocers, for the last 20 years.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Helen Ebbs;
a daughter and one sonj three sisters and two
brothers. One brother, C. ]. Ebbs, with whom
he was associated in business, attended school
at Chapel Hill in 1900-01. Interment was in
the Ebbs family plot at Spring Creek.
Roberson-John Glenn Roberson, 49, Hert-
ford druggist, died suddenly at his store
August 6. A native of Orange County, he studied
at Carolina in 1910-12. He was a Mason and
a Rotarian, and a member of the Presbyterian
Church. Survivors are his wife, two children and
L~ssiter-Dr. Henry Grady Lassiter, 48, a
practicing physician at Weldon since 1919, died
August in a Roanoke Rapids Hospital of
cerebral hemorrhage. A native of Northampton
County, he went to Weldon at the age of 14
and made his home with the late Dr. R. P.
Morehead. He studied at Chapel Hill in 1912-
15 and won his M.D. in 1918 at Jefferson Med·
ical College in Philadelphia. He spent one year
at Cooper Hospital, Camden, N. ]., in the U. S.
Medical Reserve Corp, and since had practiced
his profession at Weldon. Surviving him are his
wife, the former Miss Willie Blackwell Mus-
grove whom he married in 1922; a 15-year-old
son, James Alexander; one daughter, Jane
Spivey, 11; and one sister.
Speight-Elias Carr Speight, 45, Postmaster
at Rocky Mount since 1934, died September 12
of a self-inflicted shot in t~e right temple. He
had been in ill health, and depressed, several
weeks. A native of Edgecombe County and a
son of the late Dr. R. H. Speight '68, he at-
tended the University at Chapel Hill in 1913-14.
He entered business in Rocky Mount in 1915
and saw service during the World War. At
one time he was Mannger for the Tar River
Sweet Potato Growers Co-operative Association
and was Secretary of the Merchants Association
in Rocky Mount for 11 years. He studied law
during 1928-29, being admitted to the Bar in
1930, but never practiced this profession. He
is survived by his wife, the former Miss Alice
Dawson of Rocky Mount, whom he married in
1918; two sons and three daughters; two sis-
ters and two brothers, the latter including Dr.
J. A. Speight ' 11, of Rocky Mount. Another
brother, Dr. Richard Harrison Speight '99, died
Conley-William Clifford Conley, 41-year-old
Florida insurance man, died August 11 at Gaines-
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ville, Fla., of injuries received in an automobile
accident. A native of Morganton, he was a
pharmacy student at Carolina in 1917-19 and
had been in the insurance business since about
1924. At the time of his death he was Florida
State Manager of the Professional Insurance
Corporation of Jacksonville. Surviving are Mrs.
Conley, the former Miss Bettie Waters of John-
ston, S. C., whom he married in 1921; his
parents, County Commissioner and Mrs. Amos
H. Conley of Glen Alpine; a daughter, three
sisters and two brothers. Funeral servi~es were
held at Morganton.
Lang-Jack Phillips Lang, 42, for the past
several years with the Wage and Hour Division
of the U. S. Department of Labor and.recently
stationed at Columbia, S. C., as Area Supervisor,
died August 13 in the Veterans' hospital at
Columbia after an illness of two weeks. Mr.
Lang studied at Carolina in 1916-17, volun-
teered then for military service and served over-
seas in the 30th Division, Company I, 119th
Infantry. Later he was for awhile with the
N. C. State Highway Commission and then,
before going with the Wage and Hour Division,
was with the State Department of Labor as
Chief Inspector. Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Josephine Funderburg of Charlotte,
three sisters and three brothers. Funeral serv-
ices were held at the Antioch Christian Church
at Farmville, with interment in the Lang plot
at Forest Hill Cemetery.
Tow- Earl Gladstone Tew, 32, Sampson
County fanner, died September 10 at his home
on ROllte 1, Godwin, of a heart ailment. A
native and Iifelong resident of Sampson, he
studied one year at Carolinn, in 1926-27. He is
survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. B.
Tcw; his wife, one son and two daughters;
three sisters and five brothers.
Cox-floyd Milton Cox, 32, a U. N. C. grad-
uate student, died August 25 at Watts Hospital,
Durham, after an illness of about 10 months.
A native of Climax, N. C., he was graduated
from Guilford College in 1929 and won his
Master's degree at Chapel Hill in 1931. He
lately had been doing research for a doctorate
in sociology. Surviving nre Mrs. Cox, the former Miss Mildred Cheek of Chapel Hill, his
father, E. U. Cox; two sisters and two brothers.
Funeral services and interment were at Chapel
Connally- Walter Eugene Connally, 31, a
native of Leasburg and recently connected with
the Long Meadows Dairies at Durham as Office
Manager, died August 23 at Duke Hospital
where he had been undergoing treatment for
six weeks. He had been in ill health for sev-
eral years but the immediate cause of his death
was pneumonia. Mr. Connally won his A.B.
degree at Chapel Hill in 1932. He was for a
while connected with the Wheelan Studios, of
New York City, and then with the Home Own-ers' Loan Corporation, first in Washington and
then in Cincinnati, where he was President of
the University Alumni Club and active in its
affairs. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
W. F. Connally of Leasburg, and one brother.
Funeral services were held from the Connally
residence, with interment in Leasburg Cemetery.
Cook-Walter Miller Cook, Jr., 29, died
September 6 in a Salisbury jewerly store, where he
was employed, of a self-inflicted pistol wound.
His body was found that morning when the
store was opened. He had been in ill health
during the past year, recently suffering a nervous
breakdown which confined him two weeks in a
Richmond sanitorium. A native of Salisbury,
Mr. Cook spent the greater part of his life there,
except for three years in business at Greensboro.
He studied at Carolina in 1930-31. He is survived by his parents and two sisters.