banking. He also was co-founder of two busi- nesses: a fertilizer company and a music com- pany. He was active as a volunteer, not just in Rocky Mount, but in the state and nation. He served Rocky Mount as an alderman and then as mayor, guiding the community through integration. He was president of numerous organizations. He served UNC on its Board of Trustees, then as president of the GAA Board of Directors. He was state president of the Junior Chamber of Conunerce, the Young Democrats and the N.C.]aycees. He was national president of his fraternity, Zeta Psi, which he joined at UNC. At UNC, he also was a member of the basketball and tennis tean1S. • Kenneth Crawford Hayes (' 36 AB, ' 37 ABLS), 89, of Silver Spring, Md., Nov. 17, 2004. Hayes retired as director of technical services in the research and development divi- sion ofAmerican Machine and Foundry Co. Prior to that, he spent 18 years with the Naval Ordnance Laboratory, headquarters for the design and development of weaponry. • Miriam Durrett Jones (' 39 AB), 86, of Raleigh, Feb. 23, 2005. Originally from Green- wood, Miss.,]ones was an active conununity and church volunteer. She belonged to Chi Omega t UNC. • T. Eli Joyner Jr. (' 37 BSCOM), 88, of Farmville, April 2, 2005. The retired pres- ident of Farmville Furniulre Co. and Farmville Funeral Home,]oyner was active in commu- nity affairs. He was president of the Farmville Chalnber of Conunerce and the Farmville Economic Council and on the county board
of elections for 25 years. In WWIl, he served in
the Navy in the Pacific and witnessed the flag
go up at Iwo ]ima. His ship received the Presi-
dential Unit Citation, an1.ong other honors. At
UNC, he was a member of Phi Delta Theta and
Philanthropic Society and business manager of
Daily Tar Heel.
• Samuel Irving Roberts
(' 36 AB), 91, ofFairfield, Conn., March 11,2005.
Roberts was a real estate developer, specializing
in building homes and shopping centers. Active
in the community, he served on the board of
directors of the Better Business Bureau, advi-
sory board of a local bank and the board of
directors ofa home for the elderly. • Dr.
Louis Cotten Skinner Jr. (' 36 BA), 89, of
Coral Ga bles , Fla., April 23, 2005 . A retired
dermatologist, Skinner also taught at the Uni-
versity of Miami Medical School. He served in
the .Army in WWl I. Shmer becan1.e well-known
as a connoisseur offood and wine and founded
and was president of several associations. He
was elected "Mr. Gourmet" by the Society of
Bacchus America. At UNC, he belonged to a
jazz band and, during the sunUllers, entertained
on cruise ships. He belonged to Delta Kappa
Epsilon and Order of Girnghoul. He won a
campuswide contest for the best private library
collected while a student at UNC. • I. Herman
Sutliff Jr. (' 38 BSCOM), 91, of Eden, March
1,2005. Sutliff retired as an assistant vice presi-
dent of NCNB, now Bank of America. He
taught for the American Institute of Banking
at Rockingham Community College and was
treasurer for the Tri-City Rescue Squad. •
Julian Dallas Winslow (' 35 BSCOM, ' 41
LLBjD), 90, of Wilmington, Del., March 16,
2005. Winslow practiced law for more than 50
years, then wrote two books on Delaware his-
tory. In WWII, Winslow served in the Coast
Guard in the South Pacific aboard an attack
transport. He received the American Area
Call1.paign Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Medal widl
two Bronze Stars and the Philippine Liberation
Medal with two Bronze Stars. At UNC, he was
president of the sophomore class and YMCA
and belonged to the Order ofthe Grail.
Leonard Gray Herring (' 48
5 BSCOM) of Norm Wilkes- boro, along with his wife, Rose
Herring, and the Leonard G. Herring Fanilly
Foundation, has made a gift of$500,000 for
the new rhino exhibit at the North Carolina
Zoo's Watani Grasslands expansion. • William
Sidney Shrago (' 49 BSCOM) of R ocky
Mount was awarded an honorary plaque by me
Rocky Mount Rotary Club in recognition of
his 50 years ofservice with the organization.
Bertha Rogers Anderson (' 43 AB), 82, of
Matthews, Dec. 18,2004. Anderson was a
Social Security adrninistrator for 30 years, a
past president of the Charlotte Business and
Professional Women's Club and a docent with
the Mecklenburg Historical Society. In W WU,
she worked for the military intelligence division
of the War Department in Washington, D.c. •
Shelby Foote ' 39, Noted Civil War Historian, Dies at 88
Shelby Foote ' 39, a novelist and historian who gained literary celebrity in me early
1990s wim Ken Burns' PBS documentary
VJ.-&r, died June 27 in
Memphis, Tenn. He was 88.
Foote spent 20 years working on his three-
volume history of the Civil War. Wim Burns'
PBS series, f oote gained wide recognition,
especially for his storytelling style. In 1999,
the Modern Library ranked TIle
as No. 15 on its list of the 100 best
English-language works of the 20th century.
Foote also gave lectures on multiple tours
of the Mississippi River ilirough the GAA's
travel program. commenting on the Civil War
in that region. He received UNe's
Distinguished Alunmus Award in 1975.
UNe's Southern Historical Collection
holds correspondence between foote and
author Walker Percy ' 37, who also went to
high school together in Mississippi. Foote
completed two years at UNC before joining
the Army, later working as a newspaper reporter
before becoming a novelist.
In fall 1993, Foote spent time at Carolina
as UNe's first Morgan Family Writer in
R esidence. In an interview with English
Professor Bland Simpson ' 70 that appeared in
in 1994, Foote
recalled his time as a stu-
dent at UNC.
"I can1.e to Chapel Hill,"
Foote said, "because Walker
and LeRoy [Percy ' 38,
Walker's brother] had come
here. .. . It was pretty firm-
ly decided mat the best
English deparonent in the
Soum was at Chapel Hill."
reward for "giving him as hard
a time as I could possibly give him as editor"
was a letter from me principal to UNC
Foote disregarded his subse-
quent rejection from UNC,
Simpson wrote, and arrived to
register in fall 1935.
Getting into Chapel
Hill included a distinct
obstacle. As editor ofhis
"They said,'We told you not
to come.'And I said,'I know you
did, but 1 didn't think you
it.'And they said,'Well ... since
you took me trouble to come all
this way .. .'
high school paper, Foote
was critical of the school's principal, accord-
ing to Sirnpsons accollnt. The administrator
was unhappy that Foote was reading James
"And there I was."
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