its first president, and he was the first chairman
of the Erie Metro Park Board, on which he
served for more than 30 years. He was an Army
veteran and co-author of a book on the history
of Birmingham. Aubrey Bryant Waddell
(’ 54), 76, of Savannah, Ga.; Sept. 26, 2007.
Waddel retired from Tanner of North Carolina
in Rutherfordton. He was a master gardener
and past president of the Savannah Rose
Society. Dewey Vernon Wright (’ 59 BSBA),
75, of Hickory; July 11, 2007. Wright was a
CPA. At one time, he was partner in the
accounting firm of Cherry, Bekaert &
Holland in Wilmington. Mickey Wayne
Young (’ 59), 70, of Bokeelia, Fla.; Oct. 16,
2007. Young was a retired educator. For many
years he was the band teacher in Salisbury. In
retirement, he volunteered in Lee County, Fla.,
schools. He received the highest honor from
the American School Band Directors’
Association in 2005. He served in the Army in
’ 60 Wyatt Henry Coggins (’ 60 AB)
of Raleigh has purchased the
remaining original flooring from
Woollen Gym to produce custom framed
plaques. He will donate a portion of the sales
proceeds to Habitat for Humanity of Wake
County. Coggins is president and manager of
Coggins Sales & Marketing. A. Donald
Stallings (’ 60) of Rocky Mount has been
selected to serve on the search committee for
the next chancellor of UNC. Stallings is chairman and CEO of the Eagle Transport Corp.
and a member of the UNC Board of Trustees.
Ralph Burnett Tower Jr. (’ 60, ’ 61 AB; ’ 78
PhD) of Lewisville served as a professor-in-res-idence for KPMG LLP in the Charlotte office
last summer. Tower, an accounting professor at
Wake Forest University, spent time in the
workplace and attended a KPMG “boot
camp,” refreshing his hands-on experience in
’ 61 Anthony Eden Rand (’ 61 AB,
’ 64 LLBJD) of Fayetteville represented UNC at the inauguration
of J. Larry Keen as president of Fayetteville
Technical Community College. Rand, a state
senator and consultant with Sonorex Inc., has
served several terms on the GAA Board of
Directors and was chairman in 1996-97.
Gordon William Clark (’ 61 AB, ’ 64 MA),
68, of Pittsboro; Oct. 21, 2007. Clark retired as
marketing officer of the N.C. Zoological Park
in Asheboro. Previously, he was a senior vice
president with a marketing and public relations
agency in New York. During his years at
UNC, he was an actor and stage manager with
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The Lost Colony outdoor drama in Manteo.
Laurence A. Hartley (’ 61), 69, of Rocky
Mount; Oct. 2, 2007. Hartley was president
and owner of a sand and gravel company.
Earlier in his career, he was general manager of
a realty company in Chapel Hill and, before
that, president of a marine salvaging service,
retrieving cargo from sunken vessels. Paul
Dean Hughes (’ 61 AB, ’ 65 MAT), 68,
Marion; Oct. 13, 2007. Hughes retired as
director of the Isothermal Planning and
Development Commission, which serves four
counties in areas such as public housing, community and economic development, and job
training. During his tenure of more than 40
years, the commission greatly expanded, and a
staff of two grew to a staff of more than 50.
He received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine.
He was chairman of the board of trustees of
McDowell Technical College and served in the
Army. At UNC, he was an orientation counselor. Haywood Melvin Pendergrass
(’ 61), 68, of Chapel Hill; Sept. 7, 2007.
Pendergrass retired as director of the medical
engineering department at UNC Memorial
Hospital, following a 35-year career. He played
banjo with the Piney Mountain Boys.
’ 62 Hugh James Donohue Sr. (’ 62
AB) of Jacksonville, Fla., has been
named administrative assistant for
the University of North Florida. Earl Nor-fleet Phillips Jr. (’ 62 BSBA) of High Point
was honored at the dedication of Phillips Hall
at High Point University. Phillips, former U.S.
ambassador to the eastern Caribbean, is president of Phillips Interests. Willis Padgett
Whichard (’ 62 AB, ’ 65 LLBJD) of Chapel
Hill has been selected to serve on the search
committee for the next chancellor of UNC.
Whichard is a lawyer with Moore &Van Allen
and is a former associate justice of the N.C.
Supreme Court and former dean of the
Campbell University law school.
Joseph Carlyle Dunn (’ 62, ’ 65 ABEd; ’ 77
MBA), 67, of Chapel Hill; Oct. 11, 2007.
Dunn, a retired banker, was executive vice
president at NewSouth Bank in Greenville.
Jackson Robbins Newton (’ 62 AB), 72, of
Wilmington; Sept. 13, 2007. Newton, a real
estate agent, owned Jack Newton Realtors. He
was president of the Wilmington Regional
Association of Realtors and board member of
the Salvation Army, among other civic activities. He served in the Coast Guard.
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David Leroy Johnson (’ 63
MSW), 68, of Brookline Station, Mo.; Sept.
May 9– 11, 2008
Class of ’ 63
28, 2007. Johnson taught at several colleges
and universities. A counselor and therapist, he
worked with Healthy Life Changes as an
instructor and program director. Theodore
F. P. Wischkaempter (’ 63 PhD), 87, of
Macon, Ga.; Aug. 30, 2007. Wischkaempter
was professor emeritus of marketing at
Virginia Tech. Previously, he taught at Georgia
Southern, Auburn University and Texas
A&M. In WWII, he served in the Army.
’ 64 G. Watts Carr III (’ 64 BSIR) of
Greensboro has been appointed to
the board of trustees of Guilford
Technical Community College. Carr, retired as
president of the denim division of Cone Mills
in 2000, served as a member of the GAA
Board of Directors from 2000 to 2003 and as
its first vice chair (2003-04). Norman
McBrayer Davis Jr. (’ 64 AB) of Charlotte
has been named a nursing home administrator
with Brian Center Health and Rehabilita-tion/Hickory East. R. Woody Harrison
Jr. (’ 64 AB, ’ 67 JD) of Wilson has been recognized by the N.C. Bar Association as one of its
initial group of “citizen lawyers” for his extensive history of community service. Harrison, a
lawyer with Narron & Holdford PA, served on
the GAA Board of Directors (1981-84).
Randal B. Etheridge (’ 64 AB), 68, of
Baltimore; Sept. 26, 2007. An institutional money
manager, Etheridge worked for Alex. Brown &
Sons, then established his own company, from
which he retired as chairman. Among his civic
activities, he was on the boards of a tennis
association, nursing facility and retirement
community. He served in Army intelligence in
Germany and, at UNC, belonged to Alpha Phi
Omega. William Houston Jernigan (’ 64),
65, of Bisbee, Ariz.; Sept. 21, 2007. Jernigan
worked for the Army National Guard, for which
his last assignment was operations sergeant for
the 1120 Quartermaster Battalion in Tucson.
In retirement, he founded a cleaning service.
His career in the Army included service in the
Korean War and two tours of duty in the
Vietnam War, where he specialized in military
intelligence. R. Terry Ronner (’ 64, ’ 65
BSBA), 65, of Wilmington; Oct. 27, 2007.
Ronner was an accountant with Federal
Paperboard, retiring in 1985. He was in the
U.S. Power Squadron for more than 30 years,
and served as commander. At UNC, he was on
the basketball team.