William Alexander Raney (’ 39 BSCOM),
89, of Wilmington; Jan. 5, 2008. Raney retired
as owner-operator of Raney Chevrolet Co. and
served the N.C. Automobile Dealers Association
as its president. Among civic activities, he was
president of the Wilmington Chamber of
Commerce, N.C. Azalea Festival and United
Way Campaign. As a UNC alumnus, he was
chairman of the New Hanover County selection committee for the Morehead Scholarship,
a member of the GAA Board of Directors,
president of the New Hanover Carolina Club
and a director of the Educational Foundation.
At UNC, he belonged to Alpha Tau Omega,
Philanthropic Society and the golf and
wrestling teams. Hazel Mangum Stubbs
(’ 37 ABLS), 93, of Durham; Jan. 25, 2008.
Stubbs was a former librarian at Duke University law school. Among her civic activities
Vincent Anania, 87, of Chapel Hill; March 1,
2008. Anania was commanding officer of the
NROTC program and also was an assistant
lacrosse coach at UNC. A lacrosse scholarship
is named in his honor. Anania served in the
Navy in the Korean and Vietnam wars and
received the Bronze Star and Distinguished
Flying Cross. In addition, he was with NATO
in Naples, Italy. After his service in Italy, he
and his wife moved to Chapel Hill, where his
daughter Elizabeth Anania Edwards (’71 AB,
’ 77 JD) and her husband, former U.S. Sen.
John R. Edwards (’ 77 JD), live. David L.
“Jack” Brock Jr., 93, of Durham; Feb. 3,
2008. Brock retired from the purchasing
department at UNC. Ben Carnevale, 92,
of Williamsburg, Va.; March 25, 2008.
Carnevale was coach of the Carolina men’s
basketball team from 1944 to 1946, taking the
team to the national championship game in
his second year. He is a member of the
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Story, page 76. Sarah Denton “Sally”
Coe, 91, of Chapel Hill; Jan. 31, 2008. Coe
was registrar of the School of Education at
UNC. Previously, she was director of admissions for the Graduate School. She was a
member of Order of the Valkyries and president of Altrusa International Foundation Inc.
Joseph Dalton Cox Jr., 75, of Pittsboro;
Dec. 20, 2007. Cox retired as a building
supervisor at UNC. He was in the Navy in
the Korean War. Jeanne Gabrielle “Didi”
Dunphey (’ 52, ’ 74 BFA), 84, of Chapel Hill;
Jan. 7, 2008. Dunphey retired as a scientific
illustrator and art director for UNC’s Media
Center. Details, ’50s Class Notes. Denise
R. Hancock, 48, of Durham; Dec. 17, 2007.
Hancock worked in UNC’s dental school.
Jane Riggsbee Houck (’ 48), 80, of Chapel
Hill; Jan. 20, 2008. Houck worked at UNC
she was a charter member of the Durham
Debutante Ball Society and an area representative of the N.C. Museum of History Associates.
Florence Chick Stump (’ 31), 95, of
Roanoke, Va.; Jan. 13, 2008. Stump retired after
39 years teaching in the Roanoke City School
System, including chairing a high school mathematics department. She was a longtime volunteer at Community Hospital and a docent
for the area historical society and art museum.
She was a member of Chi Omega at UNC
and later was treasurer of the Roanoke Valley
Chi Omega Association. Herbert A. Wells
(’ 38 BSCH), 90, of Los Angeles; Dec. 29, 2007.
Wells, known at UNC as Paul Herbert
Katzenstein, was a chemist specializing in plastics, adhesives and coatings. During his career,
he established manufacturing companies for
coatings and heat transfer, and during WWII,
Hospitals. Details, ’40s Class Notes. Robert
Burton Hudson Jr., 63, of Charlotte; Feb. 4,
2008. Hudson was director of investments at
UNC from 1985 to 1987. He retired from
Davidson College at the beginning of 2008.
He was secretary of the N.C. Financial Analysts
Society. He was in the Air Force in the Vietnam
War, serving as an air traffic controller and
instructor. Dr. John H. Knelson, 73, of
Morehead City; Jan. 24, 2008. Knelson, a faculty member of UNC’s medical school, was
chief of neonatology at N.C. Memorial
Hospital. He became a senior research official
with the EPA in Research Triangle Park and
director of the Human Studies Laboratory.
When he moved to Morehead City in the late
’70s, he was the first pediatrician in the county
and founder of Carteret Clinic for Adolescents
and Children. He made a number of trips to
Rwanda as a medical missionary. He was a
medical officer in the Army’s Special Forces.
Robert Kusy of Chapel Hill; Feb. 6, 2008.
Kusy retired as a professor of biomedical
engineering in the dental school and of applied
and materials science in the medical school.
His research in areas such as bone cements and
orthodontic materials received four patents.
He wrote numerous scientific papers and lectured around the world. Among his many
awards was a Teacher Excellence Award in the
orthodontic graduate program. He served with
the Army Corps of Engineers in the ’70s. For
almost 20 years, he sang with the choir at the
Newman Center. Virginia Selma Long,
92, of Chapel Hill; Nov. 24, 2007. Long retired
as an assistant professor of psychiatry and social
work in UNC’s medical school. She helped
develop the department of psychiatry’s family
therapy program and helped initiate therapy
programs for spouses of alcoholics. She was a
visiting lecturer in Tehran, Iran, and the World
he helped develop synthetic rubber and other
war-critical projects. At UNC, he graduated
Phi Beta Kappa.
’40s Katherine Bain Taylor (’ 47
AB) of Elizabethtown has
been re-elected president of
the Bladen County Honor Society for Teachers, Delta Kappa Gamma.
Norman McKee Agnew Jr. (’ 41 BSCOM),
89, of State College, Pa.; Jan. 17, 2008. Agnew
was the first full-time purchasing agent for
the University of Alabama and retired as its
procurement services officer emeritus. In
Tuscaloosa, he was president of the Tuscaloosa
Exchange Club and active in his church,
among other activities. He served in the Army
conference in Colombo,
Sri Lanka. She received
the Isabelle Kirkland
Carter Award from the
N.C. Association of Social
Workers for Mental
Health. Victoria A. Machuga, 57, of
Hillsborough; Dec. 19, 2007. Machuga was an
administrative assistant in pediatric neurology
at UNC Hospitals. Jay F. Rosenberg, 65,
of Chapel Hill; Feb, 21, 2007. Rosenberg had
been a member of UNC’s philosophy department since 1966. Story, page 72. Roosevelt
Ruffin Jr. (’ 81 BSIR), 49, of Durham; Jan.
24, 2008. Ruffin had a long career with
UNC Hospitals. Details, ’ 81 Class Notes.
Ruth Graves “Tan” Schwab (’ 60 MSN),
80, of Chapel Hill; Feb. 11, 2008. Schwab
taught in UNC’s nursing school. Details, ’ 60
Class Notes. H. Douglas Sessoms (’ 53
AB), 76, of Chapel Hill; Feb. 12, 2008.
Sessoms was professor emeritus of leisure
studies and recreation. Details, ’50s Class
Notes. Roberta M. Woolever, 71, of
Boise, Idaho; Dec. 28, 2007. Woolever taught
in UNC’s School of Education, specializing in
teacher training, economics education and
equity education. She wrote a textbook on
teaching social studies. In California in the
’90s, she taught at San Francisco State
University and was an instructor with Teach
For America. Dr. William Geoffrey
“Bud” Wysor Jr., 81, of Chapel Hill; Jan. 3,
2008. Wysor was an associate professor at
UNC’s medical school before returning to
private practice. He retired from Durham
Internal Medicine Associates in 1990. He
received teaching awards from UNC and
Escola Paulista de Medicina in Sao Paulo,
Brazil, where he was a visiting professor.