perfonns in Washington during the presidential inaugural events; it's the band's fifth consecutive inaugural appearance. D ale Owen Torrence (' 56 AB) of Ooltewah, Tenn., has returned to the United States after serving eight months as an adviser ofcus- toms matters to the Kazakstan government. Dr. William Bainster Wood (' 53 BSMED, ' 56 MD), 65, of Chapel Hill, has retired as professor and associate dean of the UNC School of Med- icine. Wood, former associate dean for continuing medical educa- tion and alumni affairs, served on the school's faculty for more than 30 years and held a number of other posts throughout his career, including director ofUNC's Adult
Allergy Clinic. He also is a past
member of the school's Medical
AJi.l1111li Endowment Board.
Harry Bennett Adam s (' 50
MAED), 72, retired president of
Myrtle Desk Co. and forn1er assis-
tant football coach at UNC, of
High Point; Aug. 31, 1996. ~
Margie Lucia Ballard (' 54 MA),
66, retired teacher, of Ferdnand-
ina Beach, Fla.; Jan. 28, 1996.•0-
William Douglas Black (' 51, ' 50
BSBA), 70, realty company owner
and broker, of Fayetteville; March
14, 1996. Kenneth Arthur
Bush (' 50 PhD), 81, retired math
professor at Washington State Uni-
versity, o f Pullman , Wash .; Feb. 18,
1996. Osee Johnson Childress
(' 54 MSW), 68, marriage and fam-
ily therapist, of Charlotte; Sept. 20,
1996. Oscar Edward Cordle
II (' 51 AB), 68, dentist, of Virginia
Beach; Sept. 15, 1996. Charles
Jerome Dunn Jr. (' 56 AB), 62,
retired director of the State Bureau
ofinvestigation, of R aleigh; Nov.
5, 1996. DUl1ll, an Anny veteran,
also had been a congressional and
gubernatorial aide and had been a
textile lobbyist. Grace Betts
Farrior (' 57 MSLS), 78, of
Greensboro; Sept. 22, 1996. Farrior had
retired as acquisitions librarian at
Randolph George (' 52 MED),
75, educator, of Chapel Hill;June
18, 1996. George retired as deputy
director of the Division of
Exceptional Children in the N.C.
When Robert Mauldin ' 59 retires in Feb- ruary, he may leave the fast track, but
he won't be in the slow lane.
The CEO and chairman of Centura Bank,
who announced his retirement in
March, plans to remain active in business affairs and pursue other interests.
After serving Centura Bank and its
predecessor, Peoples Bank, for a total
of 26 years, Mauldin felt it was time for
"I would like to retire at age 62,"
he said. "I was CEO of Peoples Bank
and Centura for 13 years, and that's
long enough to stay in one job."
An avid jogger who runs IOKs,
Mauldin wants to participate in a
marathon before age 65. He also plans
to tour America on his Harley and see Robert Mallldin ' 59 is givillg lip the day-to-day managelllellt of Celltllra.
the 10 states he hasn't visited yet while travel-
ing the nation's back roads.
Currently, Mauldin is active in civic affairs in
Centura's executive committee and will serve
on other committees as well. Mauldin empha-
sized that his life may slow down, but it cer-
the Rocky Mount area. He serves as chairman tainly won't come to a stop.
of the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Advisory "It won't be a life of leisure," he said. "I
Board, is director of the Global Transport enjoy work and hope to continue with some
Foundation, the UNC Public Television Founda- outside business interests. I don't want to be
tion, the N.C. Community Foundation and is on tied down to day-to-day management."
the board of the Kenan-Flagler Business School A China Grove native, Mauldin majored in
and the N.C. Partnership for Children. He was business administration at UNC and was presi-
recognized as the Distinguished Citizen of the
Year in April by the Eastern North Carolina
dent of the Chi Phi fraternity.
Council of the Boy Scouts of America and also
received the James E. West leadership award.
Mauldin will not completely leave the bank
after retirement; he will still be chairman of
Department of Public Instruction.
~James Woodrow Gillespie
(' 54 LLB/JD), 81, attorney, of
Burlington; Sept. 17, 1996. ~
H orace T aylor H erring Jr. (' 51
BSBA), 67, founder and owner of
seed and agricultural services com-
pany, of Walstonburg; May 14,
1996. James Raefield Hood
(' 59 AB), 57, attorney, of Trenton,
N.C.; Dec. 11, 1995. Harold
Richard Lubs (' 53 BSBA), 64,
newspaper executive, of Walter-
boro, S.c.; Aug. 24, 1996. ~
Charles Edward Mills III (' 59,
' 61 AB, ' 64 LLB/JD), 59, attorney,
of Roanoke, Va.; Aug. 19, 1996.
Paul Hildner Muehlke (' 53
MS), 89, retired researcher at the
University of Texas Medical
School, of Galveston, Texas; June
9, 1996. Deams Ottis Pate
(' 58), 66, retired securities exec
u-tive, of Durham; Nov. 1, 1996. He
served on the board of the UNC
Educational Foundation. Robert
Wade Poole (' 59 MS), 73, of
Winston-Salem; Sept. 26, 1996. ~
Katherine Merrym an R orrer
(' 51 MA) , 71, of Waynesboro; July
7, 1996. Mrujorie Wood Selby
(' 52 AB), 66, of Richmond;June
11, 1996. Donald Jay Sherry
(' 54 AB), 63, retired economist
for the N.C. Department of Environment, Health and Natural
Resources, of Raleigh; Sept. 11,
1996. Barbara Mumaw Sul-
livan (' 54 AB), 63, corporate
secretary, of Southern Pines; June
26, 1996. Donald Frederick
Sutphen (' 52 BSBA), 66, financial
consultant, of Freehold, N.J. ; July
24, 1996. Pedro Nicholas
Trakas (' 54 PhD), 73, ofSt.
Petersburg, Fla.; Sept. 3, 1996.
Trakas was a professor and head
ofthe foreign language depamnent
at Eckerd College. ' 60 Clyde O sborne
has retired as vice president after 30
years with Suntrust Bank.
Robert Wilson Lazenby (' 60
BSBA), 62, retired sales represen-
tative, of Cincinnati; Sept. 22,
1996. David Worth Myers
(' 60), 57, civic and business leader,
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