Fayetteville; June 27, 2008. Banks practiced law in
Fayetteville for more than 30 years. After law school,
he worked as a general lawyer with the Federal
Trade Commission in consumer protection and consumer affairs. In Fayetteville, he was an assistant
district attorney before setting up his own law firm.
He taught law in the paralegal program at Fayetteville Technical Community College and was an
adjunct professor at Methodist University. He
served in the Marines. James Hale Brannon (’ 73
AB), 57, of Indialantic, Fla.; July 28, 2008. Brannon
was an associate district manager for Old Northwest
Agents and regional group manager for Home Security Life Insurance Co. He was named the group’s
Man of the Year in 1979, the same year he received
his chartered life underwriter designation. At UNC,
he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa. Alice
Carol Gaar (’ 73 PhD, ’ 79 MSLS), 77, of Tallahassee,
Fla.; Aug. 4, 2008. Gaar retired as librarian at
Florida State University. Linda Dykstra Johns (’ 73
AB), 57, of Matthews; July 4, 2008. Johns was a
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and was president of the Charlotte chapter of PEO
(2000-02). She was a member of Kappa Kappa
Gamma. Steen Holst Spove (’ 73 PhD), 71, of
Lincoln, Ill.; June 21, 2008. Spove was an assistant
professor of English at Illinois State University. He
taught English literature and Shakespeare for 40
years, starting at Newberry College, where he was
editor of Studies in Short Fiction. He collected
stamps, coached tennis and was a musician and
dancer. Dovey Edward “Kim” Watson Jr. (’ 73 AB),
56, of Wilson; July 13, 2008. Watson was a retired
lawyer. He started the Paralegal Technology Program
at Wilson Community College, which graduated its
first class of paralegals in 1994. He was elected
Teacher of the Year at Wilson Community College in
1999 and was president of the Wilson County Young
Democrats. He was an Eagle Scout; his trip to New
Mexico’s Philmont Scout Ranch was one of the most
memorable of his life. At UNC, he was in the Order of
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’ 74 Daniel Francis McLawhorn (’ 74 JD) of
Raleigh has been elected a member of
the N.C. Bar Association board of governors. McLawhorn is an associate city attorney for the
city of Raleigh. Karl Gregg Weatherly (’ 74 AB) of
Ketchum, Idaho, has received the Harold S. Hirsh
Award for Excellence in Snow Sports Photography
from the North American Snowsports Journalistic
Association. Weatherly’s photos appear on the Getty
Images and Corbis Web sites and in sports magazines. Joe Fredrick Weaver (’ 74 BSBA) of Asheboro has opened an accounting and tax office after
relocating to Asheboro. He is a CPA and former partner in an accounting firm in Clemson, S.C.
Bradford Lee Weissfeld (’ 74 MBA), 57, of Tamarac,
Fla.; April 25, 2008. He was vice president of marketing for Hill International of Willingboro, N.J.
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’ 75 David Crowell Bell (’ 75 BSIR) of Raleigh
has been elected president of the Caroli-nas/Virginias chapter of Risk Management Associates, a professional trade organization
for the financial services industry. Bell is senior vice
president and manager of credit administration for
First Citizens Bank. Timothy Deen Cox (’ 75 AB) of
Louisville, Ky., has been named special agent in
charge of the FBI’s Louisville division, covering all of
Kentucky. Robert E. Esleeck (’ 75 BSBA, ’ 79 MBA,
’ 79 JD) of Winston-Salem has been appointed to a
three-year term on the board of advisers for the UNC
Educational Foundation. Esleeck is a partner in the
law firm of Wall Esleeck Babcock LLP, where he
focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions.
Marilyn P. Hamilton (’ 75, ’ 74 ABEd) of Waukee,
Iowa, has been appointed an administrative law
judge with the Office of Disability Ajudication and
Review of the Social Security Administration in West
Des Moines, Iowa. Kenton Russell Loyd (’ 75
ABEd) of West End has retired from teaching after 33
years at Sandhills Farm Life Elementary. Loyd has
completed his first book, Mystery at the Loyd Homeplace. Paul David Wetenhall (’ 75 MBA) of Davidson has been named president of the Ben Craig Center, a small business incubator affiliated with
UNC-Charlotte. Wetenhall, previously president of
High Tech Rochester, founded QSoft Solutions Corp.
in 1993 and co-founded Microlytics Inc. in 1985.
Both are software companies.
John Montgomery Kennedy (’ 75 AB, ’ 80 JD), 53, of