retired as vice president of Economics Laboratory. In WWII, he served with the Naval Air
Force in the Pacific. He moved from Myrtle
Beach, S.C., to Charlotte in 2004. James
Richard McNeill (’ 56 BSIR), 76, of Winston-Salem; Dec. 14, 2006. McNeill retired from
Piedmont Airlines. He served in the Army in
the Korean War. Henry Lee Miller (’ 52
MED), 86, of Thomasville; Oct. 24, 2006. A
retired high school teacher, Miller taught science in several N.C. public schools. He also
served as science department chairman. In
WWII, he served in the Army. J. Leonard
Morton Jr. (’ 53), 78, of Raleigh; Dec. 14,
2006. Morton owned and operated a trophy
and awards business and officiated high school
football for 25 years. He was president and district governor of the Breakfast Optimist Club
and director of the Greater Raleigh Merchants
Association. Robert Vogel Newell (’ 50),
81, of Greensboro; Nov. 1, 2006. Newell was
owner and operator of an interior decorating
business in Greensboro. In WWII, his Army
battalion was part of the Omaha Beach landing. Mary Lowndes Robbins (’ 56), 73, of
Tampa, Fla.; Oct. 30, 2006. Robbins was an
elementary school teacher and was active in
many community organizations, including
Meals on Wheels. William Thane Sadler
(’ 56 BSBA), 76, of Raleigh; Nov. 7, 2006.
Sadler retired as a vice president with Occidental Life Insurance Co. He served in the Army
Air Force. Louise Sand-Faye (’ 58 PhD), 79,
of Gig Harbor, Wash.; Sept. 12, 2006. Faye, a
retired professor of Romance languages at
Pacific Lutheran University, also taught at Mercer University, University of South Florida and
Seattle Pacific University. Robert Farrell
Smith (’ 55), 75, of Burlington; Nov. 22, 2006.
Smith retired from AT&T as a technical manager. In the Korean War, he served with the
Army’s Office of Strategic Services. Dr. John
Harvey Stancil (’ 54), 75, of Kissimmee, Fla.;
Nov. 9, 2006. Stancil was a dentist in the Charlotte area for many years before retiring to
Florida. He served in the Air Force as a dental
assistant. Margaret Williams Stockton (’ 55
ABED), 73, of Winston-Salem; Nov. 25, 2006.
Stockton was active in the Twin City Garden
Club and the Junior League of Winston-Salem.
At UNC, she belonged to Chi Omega.
Charles Dale Thompson (’ 59 BSPHR), 76,
of Graham; Dec. 7, 2006. Thompson, who
retired as a consultant pharmacist at Alamance
Regional Medical Center, was a president of
the Alamance County Pharmaceutical Society.
He also was active in area law enforcement and
was sworn in as the first Honorary Sheriff of
Alamance County. An Air Force veteran of the
Korean War, he was commander of the Civil Air
Patrol in Burlington. At UNC, he belonged to
Alpha Gamma Chi. Robert Holton
Thornton (’ 57 AB), 71, of Apex; Nov. 24,
2006. Thornton retired as director of the Center
for Computer Applications at Research Triangle Institute. Nancy Funderburk Wells
(’ 50 MA), 78, of Greensboro; Nov. 9, 2006.
Wells was a high school history and social
studies teacher in schools in New Jersey, the
Marshall Islands and North Carolina. In 2002,
she received the Alumni Distinguished Service
Award from UNC-Greensboro.
’ 60 James E. Holshouser Jr. (’ 60
LLB) of Southern Pines has
received the 2006 North Carolina
Award for Public Service. Holshouser, who was
governor of North Carolina from 1973 to
1977 and is a former state legislator, is a partner in Sanford Holshouser LLP.
Marvin Key Blount Jr. (’ 61), 67, of Greenville,
S.C.; Nov. 24, 2006. Blount was president of his
own law firm. Earlier in his law career, he
served as Special Superior Court judge. Among
his many activities, he was president of the 3rd
Judicial District Bar Association, president of the
Pitt County Bar Association, founding member
of the Duke University Medical Center Advisory Board and a board member of the John F.
Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. He served
in the Army Reserve and, at UNC, belonged
to Delta Kappa Epsilon and the men’s soccer
team. George Walter Brenholtz (’ 60
MACOM), 76, of Wicomico Church, Va.; Nov.
20, 2006. Brenholtz retired from the federal
government as a division head with the Naval
Imaging Command. Elizabeth Covington
Neal (’ 60 AB), 68, of Virginia Beach,Va.; Nov.
1, 2006. Neal retired following 25 years in the
Virginia Beach Public Schools. At UNC, she
graduated Phi Beta Kappa and belonged to
’ 61 F. Ivy Carroll (’ 61 PhD) of
Durham has been awarded the
2006 Research Achievement
Award in Drug Design and Discovery by the
American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists. Details, page
69. David Eugene
Price (’ 61 AB) of Chapel Hill, a congressman
from N.C.’s 4th District in the U.S. House, has
received the 2006 William Sloane Coffin
Award for Peace and Justice from Yale Divinity
Max Lee Coley (’ 61), 67, of Liberty; Sept. 9,
2006. Coley was a farmer and clockmaker who
was an assistant scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts
for many years. He also coordinated the sound
and light for the outdoor drama Go Tell It on the
Mountain in Snow Camp. C. Edgar Cook
(’ 61 PhD), 70, of Staunton,Va.; Nov. 30, 2006.
Cook was vice president of the chemistry and
life sciences unit at Research Triangle Institute
in Durham. He retired from RTI as chief scientist of organic and medicinal chemistry and
moved to Staunton. He wrote more than 130
publications and received 18 patents.
May 11– 13, 2007
Class of ’ 62
’ 62 James Reuben Copland III
(’ 62 BSBA) of Burlington, chairman of Copland Fabrics and
Copland Industries, has received the Frank S.
Holt Jr. Business Leadership Award from the
Elon University School of Business. James
Edgar Suffern Hynes (’ 62 AB) of Charlotte,
board member and former chairman of Hynes
Inc., has received a 2006 William R. Davie
Award from UNC. A member of the UNC
Board of Trustees for eight years, Hynes created the Suzanne Hynes Memorial Endowment, the Suzanne Hynes Memorial Travel
Award Fund, the Cameron Morrison College
Fellow Fund and the James E.S. Hynes Fund
and has contributed to numerous other UNC
schools and centers.
Elizabeth McGowan Blades (’ 62 ABED),
66, of Raleigh; Nov. 21, 2006. Blades retired as
director of the N.C. Welcome Centers. Among
her community activities, she was on the board
of the N.C. Symphony, directed the governor’s
page program and was assistant to the state
chairman of the Democratic Party.
’ 63 Grafton Gatling Beaman (’ 63
BSBA, ’ 66 LLBJD) of Elizabeth
City has retired as chief District
Court judge from the 1st Judicial District in
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D. Joe Maready (’ 64 BSBA), 70,
of West Columbia, S.C.; Nov. 17, 2006.
Maready retired as an accountant and auditor
with the South Carolina Public Service Commission. He served in the Army.
’ 65 Allen Benners Morgan Jr. (’ 65
AB) of Memphis, Tenn., founder
of Morgan Keegan & Co., has
received a 2006 William R. Davie Award from
UNC. Morgan is a supporter of many UNC
programs; one of his gifts created the Morgan