Piedmont Community College. She was a member of
the board of the Burke County Literacy Council and
the Morganton Service League. James Gerald
Eller (’ 63 PhD), 87, of Arden, N.C.; Aug. 4, 2008. Eller
was professor emeritus and founding dean of the
School of Arts and Sciences at Western Carolina
University, where he taught biology. He was a commissioned officer in the Navy. Forrest Benedict
Green (’ 63 AB), 68, of Radford, Va.; April 29, 2008.
Green was an associate professor of management
at Radford University. He served in the Navy in the
Vietnam War. At UNC, he was in NROTC and graduated Phi Beta Kappa. Ardie Lee Kelly (’ 63 MSLS),
76, of Richmond, Va.; Aug. 9, 2008. Kelly was a
librarian, most recently with the Mariners’ Museum
in Newport News, Va., the Williamsburg Regional
Library and the Newport News Public Library. He
was a librarian with the University of Richmond
(1967-74) and helped organize its Friends of the
Library group. He compiled a section of the Special
Collections of Libraries of the Southeast. He volunteered at Colonial Williamsburg, the Virginia
Historical Society and the Virginia Museum of Fine
Arts. Jamieson Stirling Nellis (’ 63 AB), 68, of
South Elgin, Ill.; Aug. 2, 2008. Nellis was CEO of
Jamieson & Lee Inc. For most of his career, he was
involved in entrepreneurial businesses, primarily in
the financial industry. Those included Andrecom
Advisors and Options Clearing Corp. He served as an
officer in the Coast Guard. At UNC, he was a member
of Chi Psi. Wallace Worsham Simpson Jr. (’ 63),
66, of Charlotte; July 5, 2008. Simpson worked in
design and manufacturing in women’s fashion in
New York and developed a line of clothing for the
retail market in Charlotte. He served in the Marines.
Benny B. Toole Sr. (’ 63 MPH), 77, of Homosassa,
Fla.; July 22, 2008. Toole retired as executive director of South County Mental Health Center in Delray
Beach, Fla. Previously, he was executive director of
Adams County Mental Health Center in Quincy, Ill. He
was an adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic
University in Boca Raton, Fla., and, in the Korean
War, served in the Navy.
’ 64 Bill Ellis (’ 64 AB) of Longmont, Colo.,
has published his third novel, A Good
president of the Long- th mont Writers’ Club, has 45 Class of ’64: Reunion May 8–10, 2009
won grants for the past
two years from the Longmont Council for the Arts as
writer-in-residence at Sunset Middle School. Rufus
Benjamin Langley (’ 64 BSBA) of Raleigh and his
wife, Toni Langley, traveled to Tanzania, where Rufus
Langley climbed to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
After the climb, the Langleys traveled to Kenya to do
charity work in three villages with WaterPartners
International, an organization co-founded by Gary
John White (’ 95 MSENV).
Harry Dean Brooks Sr. (’ 64 AB, ’ 74 MSW), 65, of
Wilmington; Jan. 23, 2008. Brooks was director of
the Pender County Department of Social Services.
He worked for 14 years with the New Hanover
Department of Social Services, where he was chief
of services, supervisor of protective services for children and a juvenile probation officer. Joseph
Wilfred Congleton Jr. (’ 64 PhD), 79, of Greenville;
Aug. 17, 2008. Congleton retired as a professor
emeritus at East Carolina University in 1994 after 30
years on the faculty. He served in the Navy (1951-55)
and taught in high schools in Durham, Scotland
Neck and Washington, N.C. After retiring, he volunteered to tutor students in Wahl-Coates Elementary
School in Greenville. Kenneth Wilson Gunter
(’ 64), 66, of Charlotte; July 8, 2008. Gunter was vice
president and general manager of Robinson Travel
Agency. He had an early career in broadcasting,
working as program and local news director for a
radio station in Manassas, Va., and retired from
United Airlines. He was a former announcer for the
Charlotte Knights baseball team and for 19 years
was the “Voice of the Bucs” at Charlotte Country Day
School. David Charles Nash (’ 64 AB), 65, of
Chapel Hill; Jan. 1, 2008. Nash helped run his family’s investment banking business and was a candidate for mayor and Town Council of Chapel Hill. He
taught psychology at the City University of New York
and was a real estate and insurance agent in
Chapel Hill. At UNC, he was a member of the tennis
team and Chi Psi. Richard Harold Pierson (’ 64),
66, of Allendale, N.J.; Feb. 6, 2008. James
Aubrey Pittman (’ 64), 66, of Tarboro; June 29,
2008. Pittman ran the family business, Home
Insurance Agency, until it was sold in 1990. He
worked as a computer technician and life insurance
agent. He served in the Air Force as a cryptographer.
Dr. James Harold Roberson (’ 64), 70, of
Washington, N.C.; Aug. 14, 2008. Roberson practiced podiatry in Washington for 40 years. C.
Bennett Williamson (’ 64 MEd), 68, of Pensacola,
Fla.; June 23, 2008. Williamson was a professor
emeritus at the University of West Florida, where he
taught for 34 years and retired as chairman of the
HOWEVER, IS NOT.
Stuart Gold, M.D., Pediatric Oncology, with UNC Health Care patient Reece Holbrook and his mother, Jennifer.
LEADING TEACHING CARING
North Carolina’s state leaders have made a remarkable
investment: the University Cancer Research Fund.
It’s an investment in cancer research that will grow to
$50 million per year by 2009.
What will it mean? New ways to detect, treat and
prevent cancer. The opportunity to become the nation’s
leading public cancer center. An even greater ability to
continue our tradition of care for all North Carolinians.
It’s an investment in making the best care in the world
available right here in North Carolina. And it’s hard to
think of a better investment than that.