in the federal Office of Economic
Development as a designer and supervisor of
anti-poverty programs. He was in the Navy
and Naval Reserve as a pilot and was among
the pilots stationed at Guantanamo immediately after the Cuban missile crisis in 1962.
Among his activities, he belonged to the
Windy City Gay Men’s Chorus and volunteered with the American Civil Liberties
Union. At UNC, he belonged to Theta Chi
and Glee Club. Jo Ann Stewart Jester
(’ 50 ABEd), 79, of Daleville, Va.; Nov. 23, 2007.
Jester was a school teacher whose volunteer
work included Literacy Volunteers and many
positions in her church. James Gordon
Knighten (’ 59 AB), 76, of Simpsonville, S.C.;
Oct. 24, 2007. Knighten retired as a research
chemist with Texize Chemicals. He was a veteran of the Army. John Wall Liles Jr. (’ 59
LLB), 73, of Raleigh; Nov. 26, 2007. Liles was
a lawyer in private practice. Earlier in his
career, he was with Poyner, Geraghty,
Hartsfield and Townsend. He was on the board
of trustees of Wake Technical Community
College and the board of director of the Boys
and Girls Club of Wake County. Gloria
McConatha Martin (’ 52), 80, of Carrollton,
Ga.; Oct. 20, 2007. Martin was a teacher at
Carrollton High School for many years.
Among her civic activities, she was a Girl
Scout troop leader. Charlotte E.
MacDonald (’ 58 AB), 77, of Raeford; Aug.
22, 2007. MacDonald retired as a legal secretary. As a volunteer with the Literary Council,
she received a tutoring award. At UNC, she
graduated Phi Beta Kappa. Barbara
Dillard Meschke (’ 53 BSPHR), 75, of
Burlington; Dec. 8, 2007. Meschke retired as a
senior research chemist from E.I. DuPont. Also,
she retired as a pharmacist with Tar Heel
Drug. Glenn Odell Mitchell Jr. (’ 51
BSBA), 78, of Greensboro; Dec. 12, 2007.
Mitchell was a real estate developer and property manager. He served with the Air Force
Strategic Air Command in the Korean War. At
UNC, he was president of Alpha Kappa Psi.
George W. Munford Jr. (’ 50 BSCOM), 85,
of Macon, Ga.; Nov. 24, 2007. Munford was
associated with the Bank of America. In
WWII, he was a radio operator in India for
the Army Air Corps. At UNC, he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma. Joseph McKinsey
Paul (’ 51, ’ 50 BSBA), 85, of Charlotte; Nov. 4,
2007. Paul was a CPA with Ernst & Young for
30 years. In retirement, he volunteered at
Presbyterian Hospital. He served with the
Army in the Philippines during WWII. At
UNC, he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and
belonged to Beta Gamma Sigma. William
Kornegay Perry (’ 54 MEd), 79, of
Midlothian, Va.; Oct. 29, 2007. Perry retired as
an educational sales representative. Previously,
he worked for General Electric as a systems
analyst. He served in the Marine Corps.
Billy Jo Privette (’ 55), 74, of Graham; Nov.
29, 2007. Privette retired as an accounting analyst. He was active in his church choir. In the
Korean War, he was in the Army. John
Elwood Reed (’ 51, ’ 50 ABJO), 81, of
Virginia Beach, Va.; Dec. 3, 2007. Reed retired
from the sales staff of Standard Forms Inc.
Previously, he was head of the copy and art
department for The Virginian-Pilot and The
Ledger Star newspapers. He was president of a
civic league and an elementary school PTA
and coached Little League football. In WWII,
he was in the Navy. At UNC, he belonged to
Pi Kappa Phi. Charles F. Ridenhour Jr.
(’ 55 AB), 75, of Winston-Salem; Nov. 25,
2007. Ridenhour was a golf pro for 40 years,
at clubs that included Highland Country Club
in Fayetteville and Willow Creek Golf Club in
High Point. At UNC, he belonged to Sigma
Chi and played on the football team until
injuries ended his career. Bennie Lee
Shumate (’ 51), 80, of Fayetteville; Jan. 20,
2007. Shumate retired as owner of Shumate
Sales. He served in the Army in WWII.
George Grady Sibold (’ 50 BSCOM), 85, of
Richmond, Va.; Dec. 16, 2007. Sibold retired
as a special investigator for the Department of
Defense. He served in WWII as a member of
it’s not the building.
It’s the people.
People love the
spaciousness of our
rave over our cottages
with their granite
counter tops. But
at Croasdaile Village,
the story is not in the
size or appeal of our
living units. The real story is the depth and personalities
of our residents.
For a visit and complimentary lunch, call Carol Roycroft
at (919) 384-2475 or email at CarolR@umrh.org.
You’ll come for the tour but come back for the people.
2600 Croasdaile Farm Pkwy – Durham, NC 27705 – (919) 384-2475