Distinguished Alumnus Award from UNC in 1986.At UNC, he was a member of Alpha Chi Sigma. • David Vance Nichols (' 59), 68, of North Wilkesboro, Feb. 14,2004. • Margaret Paysinger (' 51 MA), 87, of Newberry, S.c., professor emeritus of English; May 17,2004. Paysinger taught for 52 years, first in public schools, then at Newberry College. In 1984, Newberry conferred on her an honorary degree.• Dr. Ely Jackson Perry Jr. (' 50 A.B, ' 54 MD), 77, of Kinston, real estate developer; May 23,2004. Perry was chairman of Perry Management's board of directors and active in civic affairs, including Boy Scouts, Rotary Club and the Chamber of Commerce. He was in the first graduating class ofUNC's medical school but chose a career in farming and real estate. He served in the Navy and was a member of Kappa Sigma and Phi Chi at UNC and graduated Phi Beta Kappa.• William Furman Raines Jr. (, 54), 72, of Fort Washington, Md., retired government administrator; Feb. 16,2004. Raines worked in the Office of the Architect of the Capitol in Washington.• Thomas Ruffin Jr. (' 55 BSBA), 71, of Greensboro, retired business executive; June 20,2004. Ruffin was vice president of Dillard Paper Co. and, before that, worked for Wachovia Bank and Trust Co. He was cam- paign chairman of the United Way, a board member of Wesley Long Hospital and a
founder of Greensboro Day School. At UNC,
he belonged to Sigma Alpha Epsilon. • Ben
Carmichael Sumner (' 59), 66, of Lithonia,
Ga., retired advertising executive;June 5,2004.
Although Sumner received a Morehead
Scholarship, he left UNC in his freshman year
for a two-year, around-the-world voyage on
the brigantine Yankee. The voyage was spon-
sored by the National Geographic Society.
Following completion of the voyage, he lec-
tured to schools and civic groups in the East
and Midwest about his advenrure. He grew up
in Salisbury, where he was an Eagle Scout. •
Thomas A. Torgersen (' 55 A.B), 71, of
Mountain Home, Ark., retired Air Force
colonel; April 30,2004. A veteran of the
Vietnam War, he retired from the Air Force as
a lieutenant colonel following 25 years of serv-
ice.At UNC, he belonged to Air Force ROTC
and Sigma Phi Epsilon. • Andrew James
Turner Jr. (' 53 A.B), 73, of Charlotte, manu-
facrurer's representative;June 6,2004. Turner
worked for Bruch Marketing Inc. as a manu-
facturer's representative for doors and hard-
ware. He was president of the Carolinas
Builders Hardware Club and a national officer
in the Society of Architectural Hardware
Consultants and the National Builders Hard-
ware Association, where he was voted director
of the year twice and received the Distinguished
Architecrural Hardware Consultant Award. In
the 1950s, he acted with the Charlotte Little
Theatre. • Matthew Judson White Jr. (' 50
BSPH Y), 78, of Chattanooga, Tenn. , retired
aerospace engineer; May 21, 2004. White was
an aerospace engineer for ICI America Inc.
and a project engineer at the Volunteer Army
Ammunition Plant in Chattanooga. He served
in the Naval Air Corps in wwn and contin-
ued his interest in aviation as a private pilot
and ground school instructor. He belonged to
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Silver
Wings and Society of Quiet Birdman. , 60 Lewis Drexel Sanders (' 60 BSBA)
of Chapel Hill was awarded the
2003 U.S. Air Force Medical Ser-
vice Corps Commitment to Excellence Award
(Retiree Category) for contributions in the
field of health services administration. Sanders
served in the U.S. Air Force Medical Service
for 23 years and was the commander of the
Arnold Air Society at UNC from 1959 to
1960. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
James Edward Magner Jr. (' 60 BSIR, ' 64
LLBJD), 68, of Raleigh, lawyer; M ay 2,2004.
Magner worked for the state Highway
Conmlission for 32 years. At UNC, he
belonged to Signu Nu and Society ofJanus
and was a member of the baseball team.
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