customer services manager of an electric
cooperative in Morehead City. Previously, he
operated an appliance and furniture company.
He coached Little League and midget football,
served in the Navy in WWII and, at UNC,
was a member of the baseball team and Zeta
Psi. Richard Jefferson Councill (’ 48
BSGEO, ’ 56 MS), 84, of Jacksonville, Fla.; Feb.
16, 2008. Councill, a geologist, had much of
his career in North Carolina, including as chief
geologist for the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad
(later CSX) and on the staff of the U.S.
Geological Survey. Among his honors was the
Order of the Long Leaf Pine. In WWII, he was
a bombardier with the Army Air Corps in
England. At UNC, he belonged to Sigma Chi.
John Carrington Cross (’ 47 MA), 86, of
Richmond, Va.; Feb. 24, 2007. Cross was an
English instructor at Richmond Professional
Institute. A member of Actors’ Equity, he was
active in summer stock and area theater
groups. At UNC, he was involved with
Playmakers. Richard Henry Culberson
(’ 48 BSCOM), 85, of Lawrenceville, Ga.; Feb.
19, 2008. Culberson was founder of the
Handy Box Co. and Custom Carpet Services.
Previously, he was employed by Arthur
Anderson. In civic activities, he volunteered
with Alcoholics Anonymous for 20 years. He
served in the Army in WWII in the Pacific,
then in the Korean War. He belonged to Delta
Sigma Pi at UNC and later was in the first
class of the Executive Program at UNC.
Donald Archibald Currie Jr. (’ 43, ’ 48
BSCOM), 84, of Clemson, S.C.; Jan. 28, 2008.
Currie retired as director of personnel at
UNC-Charlotte. Previously, he served 30
years in the Air Force, retiring as a colonel
after being a combat pilot in WWII and serving again in the Vietnam War. He received the
Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal and
Bronze Star. Frances Walton Duttera (’ 40
AB), 88, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.; Jan. 18,
2008. Duttera was head of the science department at Boyden High School in Salisbury and
was president of Science Teachers of N.C.
Education Association. During WWII, she
was with the Department of Defense in
Washington, D.C. While living in Jacksonville,
Fla., she was editor of two cookbooks sponsored by the Philanthropic Educational
Organization chapter, of which she was a charter member. At UNC, she was active in Glee
Club and dramatics and debating teams, as well
as participating in golf and archery. David
Kemble Farr (’ 48), 80, of Johns Island, S.C.;
Dec. 10, 2007. Farr retired as co-owner of an
office machines company. At UNC, he
belonged to Beta Theta Pi. Robert Phillip
Friedman (’ 48 ABJO), 81, of Eugene, Ore.;
Nov. 4, 2007. Friedman was professor emeritus
of speech at the University of Oregon. He also
was editor of a variety of speech journals, performed in university and civic theaters and was
in the Navy in WWII. At UNC, he belonged
to NROTC and Zeta Beta Tau. James
Aubrey Gallion (’ 48, ’ 49 AB), 83, of
Richmond,Va.; Jan. 15, 2008. Gallion retired as
a pharmaceutical drug representative. In
WWII, he served in the Army Air Corps with
a bomber squadron. He belonged to Phi Delta
Theta and was on the tennis team at UNC.
Elsie Lyon George (’ 42 ABJO), 86, of
Springfield, Va.; Jan. 30, 2008. George was a
teacher and academic coach, preparing students for the It’s Academic television show
while teaching at Edison and South Lakes high
schools in Virginia. She lived in Shanghai,
China, and Tokyo at various points in her
adult life. At UNC, she was on the debate
team and active in student government.
John Cooper Gill Jr. (’ 49), 86, of Raleigh;
Feb. 12, 2008. Gill retired as executive vice
president of the Automotive Parts Association
of the Carolinas. Previously, he was a Baptist
minister, assistant to the president of Chowan
College and associate director of the N.C.
Mental Health Association. He served in the
Navy Air Corps in WWII. At UNC, he
belonged to Sigma Nu and the Glee Club.
Charles A. Glick (’ 49 BSBAC), 85, of
Frederick, Md.; Dec. 9, 2007. Glick retired as a
safety and radiation safety officer at Fort
LEADING TEACHING CARING
HIS NOBEL PRIZE
IS NOT ONLY ABOUT
HIS BRILLIANT WORK,
A BRILLIANT FUTURE
HE’S HELPED CREATE.
Dr. Oliver Smithies
Recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2007
The Nobel Prize awarded to Dr. Smithies recognizes, of course, the more than 20 years of groundbreaking
work he’s done in gene targeting. As the Nobel Assembly noted, gene targeting “… is now being applied to
all areas of biomedicine—from basic research to the development of new therapies.”