horses. He was an Army veteran and, at UNC,
belonged to Kappa Psi. John Peebles
Watts (’ 53 BSBA), 76, of New Bern; April 22,
2007. Watts was a member of the National
Association of Accountants. Earl Gaston
Williams (’ 51 BSPHR), 87, of Gastonia; Nov.
13, 2006. Williams was a pharmacist, who
retired from CVS. In WWII, he was a medical
technician with the Army, serving in the
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Mary Greenlee Beasley (’ 60
MED), 88, of Orlando, Fla.; Sept. 16, 2006.
Beasley had worked as a media specialist for
the Board of Public Instruction in Sanford, Fla.
Elizabeth Russell Beebe (’ 60), 68, of
Mystic, Conn.; Aug. 10, 2006. Beebe was a real
estate specialist. Wesley Prichard Dockery (’ 60 BSPHR), 74, of Hickory; Feb. 10,
2007. Dockery was co-owner and pharmacist
of King’s Drugs in Viewmont for 30 years. His
community activities included service on the
board of directors of Flynn Christian Fellowship Home, and he helped establish the Ada
Geitner Home for Women. In the Korean War,
he was in the Navy, serving in the Marine
Medical Corps. At UNC, he belonged to Phi
Delta Chi. Marion Oliver Hamilton (’ 60
MED), 78, of Fairmont; April 11, 2007. Hamilton was principal of Frances Lacey School in
Raleigh and the assistant principal at St.
Andrews College in Laurinburg. Sidney
Walker Seymour Jr. (’ 60), 68, of Pittsboro;
April 4, 2007. Seymour was a computer analyst
with America Software. For 17 years, he was
music director at Cary Presbyterian Church.
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Daniel Hight Moore (’ 61 AB),
68, of Kingsport, Tenn.; March 6, 2007. Moore
was president of a trucking firm in Kingsport.
He served in the Army after graduating from
UNC. In 1977, he established a scholarship in
the department of religion. David George
Morris (’ 61, ’ 62 BSIR), 68, of Cary; April 9,
2007. Morris retired in 2006 as a real estate
broker and owner of a real estate company. At
UNC, he was on the baseball team.
’ 62 Frank Harper Avent (’ 62
BSBA) of Florence, S.C., general
manager of Pepsi Cola of Florence, has been awarded an honorary doctor of
humanities degree by Francis Marion University. John Thomas Kanipe Jr. (’ 62) of
Raleigh has joined Conway & Greenwood
Inc. as a senior consultant in the company’s
higher education practice. Willis Padgett
Whichard (’ 62 AB, ’ 65 LLBJD) of Chapel
Hill, who has served on the N.C. Supreme
Court and the Court of Appeals and, in the
1970s, in the N.C. House of Representatives
and the N.C. Senate, has joined the law firm of
Moore & Van Allen. He is a former member of
the GAA Board of Directors.
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Dr. Rudy Watkins Barker (’ 62 BSPHR, ’ 67
MD), 67, of Durham; Jan. 18, 2007. Barker
retired as a physician, practicing in Durham.
He specialized in obstetrics and gynecology.
He served in the Vietnam War. Elizabeth
Atkinson White “Libba” Clayton (’ 62), 66,
of Dunwoody, Ga.; Sept. 28, 2006. Clayton was
the retired office manager for a commercial
real estate company. She belonged to Alpha
Delta Pi at UNC. Harvey Arthur Lupton
Jr. (’ 62, ’ 65 AB), 66, of Oakland, Calif.; April
10, 2007. Lupton was a researcher in philosophy and the humanities. Frank E. Matlock
(’ 62 LLBJD), 70, of Greensboro; March 8,
2007. Matlock, a lawyer, owned Matlock Title
Services. He practiced law for several years and
was on the staff of the U.S. attorney general’s
office. Noel Doster Moore (’ 62 MED),
72, of Rocky Mount; Dec. 28, 2006. Moore
was a guidance counselor at a junior high
school, then worked in the guidance department of the superintendent’s office. Among her
community activities, she was on the board of
the Tar River Orchestra and Chorus League.
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Irene Meador Sears (’ 63 MED),
86, of Raleigh;April 12, 2007. Sears was a
teacher who worked in North Carolina and
’ 64 Clifford Roberts Wheeless Jr.
(’ 64 MD) of Oxford has joined
the Women’s Services Program at
Franklin Regional Medical Center. Wheeless,
retired from The Johns Hopkins Hospital in
Baltimore, continues to work internationally
with an emphasis on helping African women
who have suffered severe birth injuries.
Walter Wray Baker Jr. (’ 64 AB, ’ 66 LLBJD),
64, of High Point; March 4, 2007. Baker was a
lawyer, the managing member of Baker Law
Offices and an adjunct professor at Wake Forest
University law school. He was president of the
N.C. Academy of Trial Lawyers, contributing
editor for legal manuals and a lecturer for continuing legal education workshops. At UNC, he
belonged to Phi Alpha Delta and Epsilon Pi
Eta. Josephine Jackson Boone (’ 64 MED),
78, of Clemmons; Jan. 29, 2007. Boone taught
distributive education for 20 years in Parkland
High School after teaching in Surry County.
’ 65 S. Davis Phillips (’ 65) of High
Point, chairman of High Point-based Phillips Industries, has been
appointed U.S. ambassador to Estonia.
William Fredrick Rhodarmer (’ 65 BSCH)
of Waynesville has been promoted to vice president of academic, community and economic
development for Haywood Community College.
Samuel Campen Barfield (’ 65, ’ 66 BSBA),
64, of Wilmington; March 7, 2007. Barfield
retired as an accountant. He was active in his
church choir and served on the racing committee for the Wrightsville Beach Ocean Racing Association. Barbara Craven Rains
(’ 65 MED), 73, of Ramseur; Feb. 11, 2007.
Rains retired after 30 years working in the
Randolph County School System. Among her
honors she was named Teacher of the Year in
Randolph County and received the Distinguished Educator Award. Among her volunteer
activities, she was a pianist for her church and a
hospice volunteer. Francis Marion Welsh
III (’ 65 AB), 63, of St. Petersburg, Fla.;April
20, 2006. After graduation, Welsh volunteered
with the Peace Corps in Turkey. He graduated
Phi Beta Kappa and belonged to Dialectic
Society at UNC.
’ 66 Thomas Donnelly Arthur (’ 66
AB) of Tampa, Fla., former owner
of Havatampa, a cigar company,
celebrated the centennial anniversary of East
Carolina University by announcing during a
special session of the N.C. General Assembly a
$1 million donation to the BB&T Center for
Leadership Development in the ECU College
of Business. John Lee Greene Jr. (’ 66
ABJO) of Raleigh has been inducted into the
N.C. Association of Broadcasters Hall of
Fame. Greene, vice president of special projects for Capitol Broadcasting Co., was hired as
WRAL-TV station manager in 1976, rose to
senior vice president of Capitol in 1984 and
retired in 1990 to teach at UNC. In 1994,
Greene returned to Capitol Broadcasting to
help shape the Telecommunications Act of
1996. Francis Harvey Kinlaw (’ 66 AB)
of Greensboro has been appointed tax director for Guilford County. Dr. Cameron L.
Smith (’ 66 AB, ’ 71 MD) of Greenville, president of Eastern Dermatology and Pathology,