involved in the study of twins. She and her daughter
founded Ariadne Press to encourage writers.
Elizabeth Tucker Hubbard (’ 46 AB), 83, of Hampton,
S.C.; Sept. 13, 2008. Hubbard retired as a middle
school teacher. Robert William Hudgins (’ 48
BSCOM), 85, of Norfolk, Va.; Aug. 26, 2008. Hudgins
established a rug and carpet company and helped
decorate homes and businesses in the Tidewater
area for 30 years. Previously, he was vice president
of sales for a national carpeting company. At UNC, he
was on the varsity basketball team and put that to
use while serving in the Army Air Corps Special
Forces in WWII, playing basketball for the troops
throughout Europe. Frederick James Hunter (’ 42
MA), 92, of Austin, Texas; July 29, 2008. Hunter was
professor emeritus of the drama department at the
University of Texas. In addition to teaching, he was
curator of the Theatre Arts Library and Humanities
Research Center, graduate adviser and acting
department chairman. He wrote The Power of
Dramatic Form, as well as numerous articles and a
bibliography of drama. He served in the Army Signal
Corps and Air Force in the South Pacific in WWII.
A. Warren James Jr. (’ 49 AB, ’ 59 MA), 82, of
Chattanooga, Tenn.; Oct. 19, 2008. James’ professional career was with the McCallie School, where for
38 years he taught and was an administrator, including associate headmaster, chairman of the English
department, adviser to the Honor Council and dean
of day students. He was named McCallie’s
Distinguished Alumnus in 1988. He volunteered at
the Ronald McDonald House and at St. Barnabas
Nursing Home. In WWII, he was in the Navy Medical
Corps and was recalled to the military in the Korean
War, serving at Camp Lejeune. At UNC, he belonged
to Glee Club and Phi Delta Kappa. Edna Barnes
Jenkins (’ 43), 87, of Manassas, Va.; Sept. 8, 2008.
Jenkins lived in the Mojave Desert region of
California for more than 50 years. She was an audio-visual specialist for the Defense Department at
China Lake. She also published travel articles in
Sunset and Westways Magazine. Lois Simmons
Komarowski (’ 44 AB), 86, of Watchung, N.J.; Oct. 17,
2008. Komarowski retired from Allied Chemical
Corp., where she was head analytical chemist. Her
specialty area was spectroscopy. J. Hansell
“Hank” Koon Jr. (’ 43), 89, of Chapel Hill; Sept. 9,
2008. Koon retired from the finance department
after 30 years with Blue Cross and Blue Shield. He
spent 20 years as a Boy Scout leader and received
the Silver Beaver award. He served in the Army in
WWII in North Africa and Italy as a German POW
interrogator. Dr. Benjamin Jones Lawrence Jr.
(’ 44 AB, ’ 45 CMED), 83, of Cana, Va.; Sept. 7, 2008.
Lawrence, a retired surgeon, practiced for many
years in Mount Airy and the Northern Hospital of
Surry County. He was a 50-year member of the N.C.
Medical Society, served on the state Mental Health
Commission, was chief of staff at Northern Surry and
was on the hospital’s board of trustees. He served in
the Navy in WWII and the Korean War. William
Randolph Lucas (’ 49 AB), 87, of Lexington, S.C.;
Sept. 13, 2008. Lucas was an executive with General
Motors for most of his career, retiring to Lexington in
2004. He was a pilot in the Army Air Corps in WWII
and for much of the war flew “the Hump” — over the
Himalayan Mountains — in India and China. Orrin
Rankin Magill Jr. (’ 43, ’ 47 AB), 87, of Daytona
Beach, Fla.; Sept. 23, 2008. Magill retired in 1975
as the director of the CIA’s East Asia Pacific region.
When he joined the Army in 1943, he was trained in
the Burmese language and was stationed in Burma
as a communications specialist and cryptographer.
After the war, he joined the CIA at its inception and
spent time in Vietnam, Taiwan, Japan and Hong Kong.
Later, he helped analyze the war for a document that
eventually was known as the Pentagon Papers. At
UNC, he played varsity soccer and belonged to St.
Anthony Hall. Donald Hartvig Nelson (’ 48 AB), 85,
of Atlanta; Oct. 11, 2008. Nelson retired from a
career with IBM. In WWII, he served in the Navy. At
UNC, he was on the men’s track and field team and
was a member of Alpha Tau Omega. Elizabeth
Albergotti O’Connor (’ 46 AB), 82, of Richardson,
Texas; Sept. 17, 2008. Charles Price Postelle Jr.
(’ 42, ’ 66 MAT), 86, of Fernandina Beach, Fla.; Aug.
10, 2008. Postelle was professor emeritus of history
at Averett College in Danville, Va., where he taught
European and American history and was awarded an
honorary doctorate. He also was an artist, and his
portraits of well-known Averett personalities hang in
the college library. In WWII, he served in the Army.
Dr. William Carlyle Powell (’ 48 AB), 80, of Fayetteville;
Sept. 24, 2008. Powell was a partner in the Children’s
Clinic in Fayetteville, where he practiced pediatrics
for almost 50 years. He also was on the staff of two
area hospitals. He was a former president of the
Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra board and former
board member of Thompson Children’s Home. Much
of Powell’s civic commitment involved his Episcopalian
church, where he served on the vestry for 20 years
and was senior warden for eight years. He also was
president of the Diocesan Foundation. Charles
Flournoy Royster II (’ 49 BSCOM), 86, of Seaboard;
Sept. 8, 2008. Royster retired as an executive with