W,LL,AM HOUSTON MOORE, 67, Wilmington
physician, died at his home on July 23. Born
in Warsaw in 1880, Dr. Moore began the
pIactice of medicine in Wilmington one year
after his graduation from Jefferson Medical
College in 1910. He was active in civic affairs,
being the leader in .the movement for the
beautincation of Greenfield Park and in organiz-
ing the Wilmington Azalea festival. He served
as a member of the State Board of Medical
Examiners for a number of years and had
served since 1934 as a member of the City-County Consolidated Board of Health. At the
University he studied pharmacy in 1904-05 and
medicine in 1906-08. His parents were Thomas
M·. and Casandria (Bowden) Moore and he was
married in 1911 to Ida Gallaher, who survives,
along with a daughter, three brothers, and a
CHARLES DUNCAN McIVER, 61, of Charlotte
died on July 28 after a long illness. He was
born in Greensboro in 1887, the son of Lula
(Martin) McIver and Dr. Charles Duncan'
McIver, founder of Woman' College of U.N.C.
Surviv·ors are his wife, the former Emily Hay-
,,;ood; two daughters, including Mrs. William
D. Kemp (nee: Nancy McIver, AB '42) ; and
two sisters. Mr. McIver attended Carolina in
1905-06 and later went to N. C. State where
he received a degree in textile engineering in
1911. He went into the cotton business in 1913
and in 1928 established with A. H. Pell '21
the cotton firm of McIver & Pell. He retired
from business in 1943 and two years later
suffered a cerebral hemorrhage.
HOLT PEBB1N FAUCETTE, 52, of Grimes-
land died on July 16 in a Washington, N. C.
hospital after an illness of several months.
After graduating from U.N.C. with a B.S.
degree in Geology in 1920 he went to work
in Greensboro, later moving to Greenville.
In 1931 he went to Grimesland where he has
since been engaged in farm management. He
was born in South Lowell, N. C. in 1895, the
son of William C. and Augusta (Garrard)
Faucette. Surviving are four brothers and one
BENJAM1N H'LTON THOMAS, 52, Rocky Mount
attorney, died on August 8 at Veterans Hospital,
Fayetteville, following a long illness. Judge
cf Rocky Mount Recorder's Court for over
20 years, he had practiced law there since
receiving his license in 1922. Born in 1896 in
Rocky Mount, he enrolled in the University in
1915 and was granted an A.B. degree in 1918.
He went to Harvard Law School in 1919-21,
returning to Carolina in the fall of 1921 for
further law study. His parents were W. W. and
Mary (Williford) Thomas and he was married
in 1923 to Thelma Cochrane.
the late William B. Waddill. Besides his mother,
survivors are two brothers, William B. Waddill
(BSCom '24) and Edmund L. Waddi'll '30.
JOHN M'LTON McNE1L, 46, of Chevy Chase,
Md. died on June 13 in a Washington Hospital following an illness of several months.
He was born in Millers Creek, N, C. in 1902,
the son of Elma (Rash) and George F. McNeil. After attending Weaver College in 1925-
27, he came to the University where he was
awarded the A.B. degree in 1929, M.A. in
1932, A.·B.L.S. in 1933, and won membership
in Phi Beta Kappa. He was a graduate student i"
1935-36, leaving at the end of that year to
go to Chevy Chase when he was appointed a
librarian at the Coast and Geodetic Survey's
Map Survey branch library. In 1947 he was made
Chief of the Acquisitions Section of the National
War College Librai,)', Washington, He was
married in 1929 to the former Pearl Pender-graft (AB '23), who survives, along with a
son, John McNeil, Jr.
KELLY NEAL PALMER, 39, of Salemburg died
on July 25 in a Winston-Salem hospital after a
short illness. He is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Virginia King Pal,mer, and his mother, Mrs..
Olivia Palmer, of Salemburg. Mr, Palmer at-
tended the University in 1926-27.
JOSEPH GREEN DAWSON, 60, of KiinsMn
died at Veterans Hospital in Fayetteville on
July 28. Mr. Dawson, former Mayor of Kin-
ston and Judge of the Recorder's Court, was
graduated from the University with an A.B.
degree in 1911. He taught school for three
years and in 1915 began the practice of law.
Bern in Craven County in 1888, he was the
son of Adrian B. and Ann (Green) Dawson.
He was married in 1917 to Sadie Braxton, who
survives, along with a son, Dr. Joseph G.
]);iwson, Jr. (AB '40); two grandchildren;
and three brothers.
W,LL,AM ASBURY ROURK, JR., 50, Myrtle
Beach physician, died at his home on May 18
following a two-weeks illness. Dr. Rourk practic-
ed medicine in Myrtle Beach about 20 years
and was active there in civic activities. He was
born in Wilmington in 1898, the son of William Asbury and Sarah (Stone) Rourk. During
his years at U.N.C. (,17-20, Med '20-22) he was
a member of the varsity basketball team, President of the second year med class, a member
of the Order of the Grail, Epsilon Phi Delta,
Phi Chi, and Delta Tau Delta fraternities. He
was married in 1926 to Gertrude McDonell, who
survives along with his mother; one son; one
brother, Dr. M. Henderson Rourk '25 (BSMed
'29); and two sisters.
1940 THOMAS JENK1NS W1LLIS, 24, of Daytona
Beach, Fla. was killed in action in Tunisia on
January 31, 1943. Lt. Willis entered the Army
in 1942 after working as Secretary-Treasurer
01 Willis Lumber Co. from 1940-42. He was
born in Jacksonville, Fla. in 1918, the son of
Cecil and Annie (Jenkins) Willis. After attending the University of Florida in 1935-37, he came
to the University in 1937-38. He was graduated
from the University of Georgia with a B.S.
degree in 1940, Amung suryiYors are his parents
and a sister, Cecile.
W,LL,AM FRANC1S H1LL, 52, Jersey City
physician, died on June 19 in the Jersey City
Medical Center after a long illness. He was a
r:ative of Jersey City, born in 1895, the sen of
Dr. Christopher D. and Robena (Rector) Hill.
After atending New York University in 1914,
Dr. Hill came to U.N.C. where he received
the B.S. in Medicine dogree in 1917. He receiv-
ed his M.D. degree in 1919 at Columbia
University and soon after began the practice
of medicine in Jersey City. He was married
in 1923 to the former Dorothy Lester, nr.
Hill held membership in Phi· Chi and Zeta
LEON GRADY SH1ELDS, 52, of Kinston died
suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage on July 20.
He was born in Hobgood, N. C. in 1895, the son
of Lura Alice and Robert John Shields. After
attending the University in 1913-15 he wen't
into the mercantile business with his father
and later moved to Kinston where he
established the local branch of the Smith-Douglas
Fertilizer Co. and served as its Manager for
many years. A few years ago he became Presi-
dent of H. H. McCoy Co., wholesale grocers,
but sold his interest in the concern a few
months before his death. Surviving are his wife,
the former Jane Norman, whom he married
ir: 1917; one daughter; and one son.
LYNDALL VAUGHN (CUBBY) ALEXANDER, 48,
Proprietor of the Ottaray Hotel in Greenville,
S. C., died on August 9 after a brief illness.
He was a native of Asheville and had lived
ill Greenville for the past 18 years. The son
of James L. and Florence (Mason) Alexander,
he was born in 1899 and attended the Univer-
sity in 1919-21. At Carolina he was a member
of the Glee Club and Sigma Alpha Epsilon
fraternity. He entered the hotel business in
New York in 1923. In 1926 he was married
to the former Juliet Alexander who survives
along with a twin son and daughter.
WILLlAM REA HOWARD, 26, of Washington
, died on February 22 in Santiago, Chile, of spinal
meningitis. He had completed a year of graduate
study at the University of Santiago and wa.
ready to return home when he was stricken
with meningitis. He attended George Washington University in 1939-42 and came to the
University in the Navy V-12 program in 1943-
44. Returning in 1946 after his discharge from
the Navy, he received an A.B. degree in 1947.
He was th~ son of Alice Rea Howard and the
late William R. Howard and was born in 1921
ir: East Orange, N. J. Three days before his
death he was marrjed to Guacolda Boisset of
Santiago. Besides his mother and widow, he is
survived by two sisters.
FRANK TROY M1TCHELL, 45, died on August
5 in a Lumberton hospital where he had been
taken after being stricken at work in his store,
the Mitchell-Caudell Drug Store, in Fairmont.
He was born in Fairmont in 1903, the son of
Wilmer F. and Hattie (Pittman) Mitchell. After
attending Wake Forest College in 1921-22, he
came to the University and received a Ph.G.
degree in 1924. He had been a druggist in
Fairmont since 1925 and was one of the own-
ers of Mitchell-Caudell Drug Store. In 1930
he was married to Katherine Pleasants, who
died nve years later. Several years ago he married Myrtle Surles, who survives, along with
a son; a daughter; two sisters; and one brother.
CAREY PETTY WADDILL, '42, died in Hen-
derson on August 8 of a heart attack. He had
been engaged in hotel management for a number
of ye,,:s but recently had been at his mother's
home in Henderson. He was enrolled at the
Vniversity in 1924-29 and was a member of
Delta Tau Delta fraternity, Born in Henderson
in 1906, he was tho son of Ella (Petty) and
JOHN LAWSON (JUNlOR) FIELDS, 22, of Miami,
Fla. died on July 12. A promising athlete, as a
freshman he won a starting place on the U.N.C.
basketball team. He was enrolled in the Univer-
sity in 1945-46 but illness made it impossible
for him to return to school after his freshman
year: He was the son of John L. and Emma
(Chriscoe) Fields and was born in Miami in
ELTON MEMORY THAGGARD, 26, died in a
Greensboro hospital of polio on July 26. A
native of Fayetteville, he had lived in Greensboro for the past five months, employed as
proofreader for the Greensboro News Company.
He attended the University in 1945-48, after
serving as a corporal during the' War. His
parents are Duncan T. and Jamie (Memory)
Thaggard of Washington and Fayetteville.
Surviving are his wife, the former' Evelyn
Morgan; his parents; a brother; and a sister.