he was a math teacher and vice principal at schools
in Guilford County. Donald Kenneth Haynes (’ 61
MSPH), 74, of Duluth, Minn.; July 16, 2008. Haynes
retired as an associate professor at the University of
Minnesota in Duluth, teaching in the health, physical
education and recreation department. He also
coached the women’s tennis team. He was stationed
in Germany with the Army in the Korean War.
Donald W. McFadyen (’ 61 AB), 69, of Pinehurst;
Sept. 1, 2008. McFadyen retired as a colonel in the
Air Force. He served as an intelligence officer and a
pilot in the Vietnam War. At UNC, he was in AFROTC,
where he was cadet commander his senior year, and
belonged to Glee Club and Scabbard and Blade.
Larry Allen Penry (’ 61 AB), 74, of Lake Havasu City,
Ariz.; Sept. 12, 2008. Penry retired from the Salt
River Project in Arizona. The project helped supply
power for the area. Ronald Homer Sherron (’ 61
MEd, ’ 69 PhD), 76, of Burlington; Sept. 19, 2008.
Sherron was professor emeritus in adult and continuing education at Virginia Commonwealth University in
Richmond. He established the Adult Education
Program at VCU and helped establish other
statewide programs in adult education and literacy.
He was executive director of the Adult Basic
Education and Literacy Center of Virginia, where he
was instrumental in developing the Virginia Literacy
Foundation. He was co-author or editor of several
books on adult education. He was a veteran of the
Navy. A. Louis Singleton (’ 61 LLBJD), 78, of
Greenville; Sept. 17, 2008. A lawyer, Singleton practiced law at Gaylord and Singleton until retiring in
1995. He served the community as attorney for the
utilities commission and as city attorney and was a
member of the city’s planning commission. He also
served on East Carolina University’s board of trustees
and was past president of Pitt County Bar
Association. He served in the Army in the Korean
’ 62 Jack Franklin Carter Jr. (’ 62, ’ 63 AB) of
Southern Pines, retired from his family
dry-cleaning business, hiked the entire
2,175 miles of the Appalachian trail in less than nine
Dr. James Vance Bebber (’ 62 DDS), 79, of Taylorsville;
Sept. 22, 2008. Bebber retired from dental practice in
Taylorsville. Earlier in his career, he practiced in Eden.
He served four years with the Air Force in the Korean
War. N. Carter Cooper (’ 62 AB), 70, of High Point;
Oct. 19, 2008. Cooper retired from Northwestern
Mutual Life Insurance as one of its agents. For many
years, he was assistant Scoutmaster for a Boy Scout
troop in Greensboro. Laura Crossan Edwards (’ 62
MA), 86, of Walnut Cove; Oct. 14, 2008. Edwards
served on the faculty of Salem College for 22 years,
teaching women’s studies, journalism and creative
writing and supervising student trips abroad. She
was a visiting professor at Obirin University in Japan.
In addition, she was active in a number of organizations, especially Durham Junior League and the
American Association for the United Nations. Jerry
Wallace Haney (’ 62), 68, of Jamestown; Aug. 18,
2008. Haney was a history teacher in Silver Valley,
Seagrove and Ragsdale high schools. In addition, he
coached football, track and field, and cross country.
Bob Oldham (’ 62 BSBA), 68, of Chantilly, Va.; June
11, 2008. Oldham retired as superintendent of buildings and grounds at St. Albans Boys School after
retiring from a 20-year career in the Navy. During his
Navy career, he served on destroyers, commanded
an ocean minesweeper and worked in the Pentagon.
At UNC, he was in NROTC and Delta Sigma Pi.
Taliaferro S. Simpson III (’ 62 AB), 68, of Charlotte;
Sept. 25, 2008. Simpson retired as owner of a computer consulting business. Previously, he was a manager at radio stations. A ham radio operator, he
belonged to the local Amateur Radio Club. He served
in the Air Force in Southeast Asia and was active in
the Reserve until he retired in 1990.
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’ 63 David Franklin “Tim” McAllister (’ 63
BSMAT, ’ 72 PhD) of Raleigh has been
appointed professor emeritus, having
completed his phased retirement from the department of computer science at N.C. State University.
McAllister continues to do research, direct graduate
students, run Bozon Books with his wife and play
jazz piano in the area, including dates at The Carolina Club in the George Watts Hill Alumni Center at
UNC. Bonnie Barefoot Speegle (’ 63 ABEd, ’ 70
MAT) of Fayetteville received two awards for the best
commemorative event as regent of the Col. Robert
Rowan Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, first place in the
Southeastern Division of the U.S. and third in the
nation. Her project chronicled all events presented by
the chapter in celebration of the 250th birthday of
the Marquis de Lafayette.
Ambrose Augustine Clegg Jr. (’ 63 PhD), 79, of Aurora,
Ohio; Sept. 6, 2008. Clegg retired as a professor in
the College of Education at Kent State University
after 33 years of service. During that time, he was
visiting scholar at Cambridge University, England. He
was a Navy veteran.
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Dr. George Franklin Church (’ 64 BSDEN,
’ 67 DDS), 65, of Advance; Sept. 25, 2008. Church
practiced dentistry in Mocksville for 39 years. After
completing his educa-
tion, he served two 45th Class of ’64: years in the Navy as a Reunion May 8–10, 2009
dentist, including in the
Vietnam War, and he was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal with Combat Distinguished Service.
Lawson Alan Pendleton (’ 64 PhD), 83, of Bryn
Athyn, Pa.; Sept. 9, 2008. Pendleton was president
of the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science
(now Philadelphia University) from 1973 to 1979,
when he became president of Urbana College in
Ohio. After retiring from higher education, he worked
in counterintelligence for the FBI and in counterespionage for the State Department. He retired in 2000.
William Patrick Pope (’ 64, ’ 65 BSBA), 70, of
Madison; Oct. 14, 2008. Pope, a CPA, retired as
treasurer of Unifi Inc. Earlier in his career, he was
with Peat Marwick, Macfield Inc. He was a veteran of
the Air Force. Leroy W. Schnurrenberger (’ 64
MPH), 87, of Sun City, Ariz.; Aug. 29, 2008. Schnurrenberger, a veterinarian, worked for the District of
Columbia Public Health Administration, followed by a
position with the Department of Agriculture’s swine
and poultry division. For 19 years, he was a large-ani-mal veterinarian in Otterbein, Ohio. He moved to Sun
City in 1988.
’ 65 H. Martin Lancaster (’ 65 AB, ’ 67 JD) of
Cary has received the Peabody Award
from the UNC School of Education. Lancaster served in the N.C. House (1979-86), the U.S.
House (1987-95) and as president of the N.C. Community College System (1997-2008). Richard
Terry Liles (’ 65 MAT) of Raleigh has been inducted
into the International Adult and Continuing Education
Hall of Fame by University of Oklahoma Outreach.
Liles is a professor emeritus at N.C. State University
and served as county 4-H extension director, state 4-
H specialist and state director of the Cooperative
Extension Service’s continuing professional education program. Robert Ray Morgan (’ 65 AB) of
Ithaca, N. Y., has received the 2008 Thomas Wolfe
Prize from UNC’s English department. Morgan’s
work includes novels and poetry, among them
Creek, an Oprah’s Book Club Selection. Morgan is
the Kappa Alpha Professor of English at Cornell University and returns frequently to North Carolina to
teach. He will be a visiting professor of writing at
Appalachian State University in January and February.
Dr. Robert Thomas Kindley (’ 65 MD), 68, of
Robbinsville; April 11, 2008. A physician, Kindley was
in private practice and served with the Air Force. His
specialty was pediatrics, which he expanded into a
specialty in allergies. J. Wendell Knox (’ 65 PhD),
77, of Arlington, Texas; Sept. 8, 2008. Knox was an
associate professor of history at the University of
Texas at Arlington for 31 years, specializing in
American history. His dissertation on conspiracy in
American politics was published as part of a series
on conspiracy perspectives. Billy Ray Martin (’ 65
AB; ’ 75, ’ 74 PhD), 65, of Richmond, Va.; June 8,
2008. Martin was a researcher and an administrator.
He was chairman of the department of pharmacology
and toxicology at Virginia Commonwealth University’s
School of Medicine, and his chief research area was
understanding addiction and drugs of abuse and
how they affect the brain. He received a National
Institutes of Health award for his work in understanding the effect of marijuana on the brain. He headed
an international project for NIH, directing a team of
international researchers in the study of marijuana.
He was director of VCU’s Center for Drug Abuse
Research, which attracted more than $20 million in
federal funding. At his death, he was set to receive
the Nathan B. Eddy Memorial Award, the highest
honor awarded by VCU for research on drug dependence. He also was to receive the VCU Award for
Excellence, the highest honor the university awards
to a faculty member. At UNC, he belonged to Delta
’ 66 Emily Padgett Albera (’ 66 ABEd) of
Bath has been chosen to lead the faculty senate at Beaufort County Community College, where she is a developmental English
and reading instructor. Clyde Carlyle Edgerton
(’ 66 ABEd, ’ 73 MAT, ’ 77 PhD) of Wilmington joined