Farmer (, 32), 88, of Tampa, Fla., retired oil company sales manager; Aug. 14, 1996. Famler was an All America track athlete at UNe. .-0- Zack Wadsworth Frazelle Jr. (, 39), 79, retired educator, ofKe- nansville; Aplil 28, 1996. .-0- John Wharton Gillespie (' 34 LLB/JD), 87, attomey, of Tazewell, Va.; March 6, 1996. .-0- H. Dermont Hedrick (' 34 BSCOM), 83, of Oxford, retired executive; Sept. 16, 1996. .-0-John Gilbert Howell (' 39), 85, of Warrenton; Sept. 24, 1996. Howell was a fOllner director of public welfare for Arlington County, Va. .-0- Thomas Andrew Irwin (' 36), 82, of Altoona, Pa.; April 25, 1996. After college, !twin played professional baseball before working with the u.S. Justice Department and Amtrak Railroad. -0- W. Clarence Kluttz (' 39 AB), 79, of Salisbury; Sept. 13, 1996. Kluttz, a retired attomey in private practice, served almost 40 years as county attomey and was a noted leader in his community. An edi- torial in The Salisbury Post follow- ing his death stated that "profes- sionalism, courtesy and respect were ingrained in him.... To say he was well-respected would be an understatement." Kluttz grad- uated Phi Beta Kappa from UNe. -0- E. Lawrence Lee (' 34 BSCOM, ' 51 MA, ' 55 PhD), 84, of Wilm.ington; Oct. 18, 1996. He was a professor emeritus of history at The Citadel. .-0- William Beverley Mason Jr. (' 30), 86, of Upperville, Va.;July 29, 1996. .-0- James Benjamin McMillan (' 30 MA), 89, professor emeritus at the University of Alabama, of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Aug. 28, 1996. -0- Franklin Hill Orr (, 36), 83, retired manager ofE.P. Nisbet Co., of Charlotte; Sept. 30, 1996. .-0- F. Ogden Parker (' 30 LLB), 91, retired attomey, of Goldsboro; Sept. 28, 1996. .-0- Albin Pikutis (' 37 AB), 85, of Raleigh; Aug. 29, ·1996. Pikutis was the retired direct- or ofdevelopment for Mt. Olive College. .-0- John Fitzhugh Rhem (' 39, ' 48 BSPHlt), 79, phalll1acist, of Florence, S.e.; Sept. 24, 1996. -0- Dr. Ernest Christopher Richardson Jr. (' 38 AB, ' 41 CMED), 78, retired physician, of New Bem.; July 2, 1996. .-0-
Robert Brendle Sosnik (' 37
AB), 79, retired fi.ll1uture company
president, of Winston-Salem; Aug.
16, 1996. .-0- A. Blanche Stewart
(' 37 MA), 86, retired histmy teach-
er, of Concord; Aug. 24, 1996.
Stewart taught in Concord City
Schools of 4 1 years, heading the
high school's drama department
and sponsoring the National Honor
Society. .-0- Bernard Rudolph
Ward (' 30, ' 31 PhG), 88, of
Goldsboro; Aug. 19, 1996. Ward
was the retired chai.tl11an and presi-
dent of Goldsboro Drug Co. Inc.
.-0- Memrie Gary Wells (' 39), 79,
homemaker, ofJackson, Miss.; May
15,1996. .-0- Wade Durant
Whisnant (' 33 ABED), 87, of
Claremont; June 27, 1996. A for-
mer mayor of Claremont, Whis-
nant was a school teacher before
joilung the U.S. Postal Service. .-0-
William Thaddeus Woodard Jr.
(' 34 ABED), 83, retired member of
the U.S. Board of Paroles under
Presidents Johnson and Nixon, of
Raleigh; Nov. 2, 1996. Woodard
served on the GAA Board ofDir-
ecton; in the 1970s. .-0- William
Jerom e Wortman Sr. (' 30
BSEE), 87, of Charlotte; July 1,
1996. A retired vice president of
Duke Power Co., Wortman
played his twice-weekly game of
golf hvo weeks before his death
and shot his age. .-0- Dr. Treze-
vant Player Yeatman Jr. (' 37
AB, ' 41 MA, ' 48 PhD), 82, retired
professor of sociology at Peabody
College, of Nashville, Tenn.; Sept.
11, 1996. At UNC, Yeatman
studied under Dr. Howard Odum.
¥?I!tj,j c // . 9 4 7
Make plans for your reunion,
May 9-1 I, I997.
'~o Ira Adolph S "Doc" Abra- hamson Jr.
(' 44 AM, ' 46 CMED) ofCincin-
nati was promoted to professor of
opthamology at the University of
Cincinnati School of Medicine.
The Abrahamson Pediattic Eye
Institute also was established in
his honor. .-0- Dr. L. Eugenia
Quinn Blake (' 47 AB, ' 59 MED,
' 65 PhD) of Chadboum retired
Isaac Taylor, Former Dean
of Medical School, Dies at 75
D 1". Isaac Montrose Taylor, a Morganton ative who served as
dean of UNC's School of
Medicine from 1964 to 1971
and fathered nationally celebrated
singers James, Livingston and
Kate Taylor, died Nov. 3 in
Boston following a heart attack.
He was 75.
Throughout his childhood
North Carolina needed its own
medical school because a state
school's first priority is the
needs of the people ofthe
state," Taylor said in a May
interview. "The first priorities
ofptivate medical schools are
whatever their trustees deem
them to be, and that is not nec-
essarily state residents' health."
After entering the Navy in
1955, he returned
to Chapel Hill in
1957. Four years
later he succeeded
Dr. Reece Beny-
lUll as dean.
ment jumped, the
more than 100
and funding for
boomed, and the
state's Area Health Education
Centers program, a national
model for extending health edu-
cation and training to all comers
of the state, grew out of the
regional medical program that
"One of Dad's greatest talents
was working successfully with
legislators in Raleigh to build
the school of medicine," said
Ius son Hugh, of Martha's Vine-
yard. "He knew and genuinely
liked them, and they liked him
because he spoke their language."
"Some people make fun of
legislators and politicians, but I
think they are absolutely essential
for the conduct of our society,"
the late physician once said.
"The politicians I have known
have been very conscientious
and hard-working people."
Taylor resigned as dean in
1971. In October 1989 the
medical school's 77,OOO-square-
foot Swing Building was
renamed Isaac M. Taylor Hall
in his honor.
Dr. Isaac Taylo T poses with falllily slUlpsl WlSJOT tlte
Ma Tch 1971 isslle o/Time lIIagazille. Phow by Billy Bames
Taylor wanted to become a
doctor, and throughout his adult
life he fought to improve
health care for all North Car-
olinians, notjust those wealthy
enough to afford quality care,
fi.iends said. Generations of his
family attended and supported
UNe. His grand£1ther Isaac Y.
Taylor and great-uncle James
e. Taylor were the first stu-
dents to enroll at the University
after it reopened following the
Taylor graduated Phi Beta
Kappa from UNC in 1942 and
cum laude from Harvard Uni-
versity Medical School in 1945.
Following an intemship, res-
idency and a biochenustry
fellowship at the Massachusetts
General Hospital and Harvard,
he retumed to Chapel Hill in
1952 as one ofthe first mem-
bers of the department of med-
icine at UNC's medical school,
which was being expanded into
a four-year institution.
"I certainly agreed that
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