the Philippines. He remained in the Navy’s Ready
Reserve until 1955. At UNC, he belonged to Chi Psi.
Stephen Jesse Dibble (’ 47), 84, of Liberty, N. Y.;
Oct. 11, 2008. Dibble was ordained into the priesthood of the Episcopal Church in 1953 and served
parishes in New England and Virginia. At the time of
his death, he was president of the standing committee of the Diocese of the Resurrection, Anglican
Catholic Church. He was invited to the White House to
welcome Mother Theresa when she visited the U.S.,
and at Cambridge University he was invited to tea
with the archbishop of Canterbury. In WWII, he was
stationed in the Pacific as a pharmacist mate in the
Navy. Noah Elbert Edwards (’ 48 AB), 85, of
Browns Summit; Sept. 28, 2008. Edwards was
founder of Mid Carolina Chemical Co. Previously, he
worked for Agrico. He was a Navy veteran of WWII. At
UNC, he belonged to the Dialectic Society. F.
Kingsley Elder Jr. (’ 41 BSPHY), 86, of Bloomfield,
N. Y.; June 30, 2008. Elder was professor emeritus of
physics at Rochester Institute of Technology. In WWII,
he served in the Navy and later with the Navy
Reserve. He served as a board member of
Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia for
39 years. At UNC, he was a member of Alpha Phi
Omega. B. Lee Fentress Jr. (’ 46, ’ 50 BSBA), 84, of
Greensboro; Sept. 9, 2008. Fentress was a retired
bank officer with Wachovia, working in Winston-Salem and Greensboro. He served in the Army in
WWII. At UNC, he belonged to Kappa Sigma.
Josephine Bone Floyd (’ 44 MA, ’ 45 BSLS), 87, of
Atlanta; Sept. 20, 2007. Floyd was a librarian, most
recently in Atlanta. She also worked at libraries in
Gainesville, Fla., and Macon, Ga., as well as at Duke
University and UNC’s School of Education. At UNC, she
belonged to Alpha Delta Pi. Andrew Gennett Jr.
(’ 41, ’ 50 BSCOM), 88, of Asheville; Sept. 29, 2008.
Gennett retired as president of Gennett Lumber Co.
He also was vice president of the National Hardwood
Lumber Association. He was involved in conservation
with the Cradle of Forestry and the N.C. Board of
Conservation and Development. He and his family
were involved in the foundation for the Joyce Kilmer
Memorial Forest. He was an Eagle Scout and president of the Daniel Boone Council of Boy Scouts. In
WWII, Gennett served in the Navy as a pilot. At UNC,
he was captain of the boxing team and a Southern
Conference boxing champion. He was on the staff of
The Daily Tar Heel and belonged to Phi Delta Theta.
Fay Beeks Hayes (’ 44 AB), 85, of Richmond, Va.;
Sept. 25, 2008. Hayes was a teacher and assistant
principal in the Chesterfield County School System
and was instrumental in implementing a math and
science center. David Woodall Hooks (’ 41 AB, ’ 47
MA), 88, of Valley Village, Calif.; Oct. 1, 2008. Hooks’
career was in the theater, primarily as an actor. Early
on, he performed in the outdoor drama Lost Colony.
After serving in the Navy in WWII, he moved to New
York, where he performed on and off Broadway. He
was artist in residence at Antioch College, directing
the Shakespearean Festival. He also did a residency
at UNC. He moved to California and appeared in a
number of TV shows, including
The Autobiography of
Miss Jane Pittman, The Waltons and Little House on
the Prairie. During the Bicentennial, he appeared in
several films, portraying George Washington and
John Adams. Carol Faith Hoover (’ 47 MSSW), 87,
of Rockville, Md.; Sept. 12, 2008. Most of Hoover’s
professional life was in the Washington, D.C., area,
where she worked with the National Institute of
Mental Health as a psychiatric social worker and was
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