fellow Southern authors Nan Schaeffer Graham ’ 58
(AB) and Celia Rivenbark to organize Puttin’ on the
Grits, a fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Kay Goodman McMullan (’ 66 BSN) of Graham
has been appointed associate executive director of
programs for the N.C. Board of Nursing. In 2008,
McMullan received an Employee Excellence Award
for her work as director of investigations and monitoring for the board. William Foster “Pat” Stith
(’ 66 ABJO) of Knightdale has retired after 37 years at
The News & Observer. Stith is known for his investigations, including “Boss Hog,” a 1995 series about
the N.C. hog industry that won the Pulitzer Prize for
Public Service Journalism.
Cornelia Ashcraft “Neal” Knesel (’ 66 ABEd), 63, of
Winston-Salem; Oct. 11, 2008. Knesel was receptionist for the main branch of BB&T in Winston-Salem. Active in her Moravian church, she was a circle leader, president of the women’s fellowship and a
trustee. She was a historic researcher at MESDA.
She graduated Phi Beta Kappa. Lois Bradley
Puryear (’ 66 MAT), 84, of Greensboro; Oct. 10, 2008.
Puryear was a longtime history teacher at Page High
School. She was an active member of an international honorary sorority for women educators. Judith
Lee Rogers (’ 66 MA), 67, of Danielsville, Ga.; Sept.
20, 2008. A scientist, Rogers was employed by the
University of Georgia. In addition, she was a shape
note singer. William I. Thornton Jr. (’ 66 LLB), 68,
of Durham; Sept. 22, 2008. Thornton retired as city
attorney of Durham. He volunteered as a faculty
member with the UNC School of Government and
regularly spoke to professional groups on the topic of
’ 67 Gary David Lail (’ 67 BSBA) of Taylorsville
has received a 2008 Award of Honor from
the Alexander County Board of Education. Lail, president of Bethlehem Realty Inc., has
been involved in the Northwest N.C. Development
Association, coaching Little League football for 22
years, and is credited with coming up with a practice
for funding school construction that has been used
statewide. M. Dan Mason (’ 67 AB) of Meadville,
Pa., represented UNC at the inauguration of James H.
Mullen Jr. as the president of Allegheny College.
Mason practices law with the Mason & Mason law
office. Peter Stevenson Rummell (’ 67, ’ 68 AB) of
Jacksonville, Fla., has been named CEO for Nicklaus
Cos. and the NicklausMilstein Fund. The Nicklaus
Cos. were founded by Jack Nicklaus to promote golf
course design and golf products and services.
H. Spencer Barrow (’ 67 BSBA), 63, of Raleigh; Nov.
1, 2008. Barrow, a lawyer, had a private law practice
in Raleigh, specializing in civil and criminal litigation
with an emphasis on banking litigation. He served as
president of Prevent Blindness North Carolina, as well
as other civic organizations. Upon completion of his
law degree, he was selected for a clerkship with the
N.C. Supreme Court. At UNC, he belonged to Phi Delta
Theta. Larry Ray Green (’ 67 BSBA, ’ 71 JD), 63, of
Charlotte; Sept. 1, 2008. A lawyer and CPA, Green had
a private tax practice and served as a mediator and
arbitrator. Among his civic activities were Boy Scouts
and Habitat for Humanity. Active in his church, he
chaired the usher team for 15 years. He held memberships in numerous bar associations and CPA groups.
David Barclay Hogue (’ 67 AB), 64, of Denver,
Colo.; Oct. 8, 2008. Hogue, a stockbroker, was vice
president of investments for Smith Barney. He
served in the Marine Corps after college. At UNC, he
belonged to Delta Upsilon.
’ 68 Robert Arthur Farris Jr. (’ 68 AB, ’ 71 JD)
of Wilson has been reappointed to the
N.C. State Lottery Commission. A lawyer
with Farris & Farris PA, Farris is regional vice chairman and a member of the national executive board
of Opportunities Industrialization Centers of America.
Mary Ann Clegg Smith (’ 68 MA), 74, of Fayetteville,
N. Y., Sept. 22, 2008. Smith retired after teaching history of architecture and preservation in the School of
Architecture at Syracuse University. Previously, she
taught at the University of South Carolina. She
served on the Syracuse Landmark Preservation
Board and chaired the Fayetteville Historic
Preservation Commission for 16 years. She wrote
Gustav Stickley, the Craftsman.
’ 69 E. Liston “Bo” Bishop III (’ 69 AB, ’ 72
JD) of Lookout Mountain has been
named executive vice president and general counsel of the UNUM Group. Alfred Pershing
Carlton Jr. (’ 69 BSBA, ’ 75 JD) of Raleigh has joined
the board of the Capital
th City Club, where he is a founding member. Carl- 40 Class of ’69: Reunion May 8–10, 2009
ton is a partner in the
law firm Allen and Pinnix PA. Charles Hollie
“Dick” Lynch Jr. (’ 69 BSMAT) of Baden, Pa., has been
named executive director of the Spina Bifida Association of Western Pennsylvania. Tom Moser (’ 69, ’ 70
BSBA) of Naples, Fla., has been appointed to the
board of directors for Lowe’s Cos. and to the board’s
governance and audit committees. Moser served as
vice chairman of KPMG LLP from 1998 until he
retired in 2008. Mary Wayne Watson (’ 69 ABEd,
’ 72 MAT) of Knightdale has been selected to serve
as a liaison with Nash Community College to promote UNC’s weekend seminars, Adventures in Ideas,
to teachers, encouraging them to take advantage of
scholarships that cover half of the seminar’s cost.
Watson is an instructor at Nash Community College.
Charles Levant Alcorn (’ 69 PhD), 80, of Chapel Hill;
Oct. 23, 2008. Alcorn was on the faculty of the
School of Education at N.C. Central University for 28
years. The last two years he also was associate
dean. He was an Air Force cadet and a Merchant
Marine before earning his doctorate at UNC. He was
involved with the Durham Arts Council and the
Historic Preservation Society of Chapel Hill and was a
founding member of the board of directors of the
Triangle Chamber Orchestra. John Owen Franklin
(’ 69, ’ 87 MFA), 61, of Montevallo, Ala.; Aug. 16,
2008. Since 2001, Franklin had taught theater at
the University of Montevallo, where he received the
2005-06 College of Fine Arts Distinguished Teacher
Award. An endowment fund in his honor has been
established in Montevallo’s theater division. His
career included work in stage and television as an
actor, set and lighting designer, stage manager, film
editor and production designer. He taught classes
and was resident costume designer at Raleigh Little
Theatre for seven years and was past president of
the Playhouse of Wilson. As a master’s student at
UNC, he taught in the department of dramatic art
and worked with PlayMakers productions. Martha
Bean Hix (’ 69 MSLS), 68, of Taylors, S.C.; Oct. 23,
2008. Hix was librarian and media specialist at
Carolina High School in Greenville, S.C., for 30 years.
John Michael Hulse (’ 69), 61, of Charlotte; Sept.
19, 2008. Hulse was a self-employed paint contractor. He lived most of his life in Charlotte, moving to
Florida in 2004. Fred J. Southerland Jr. (’ 69
BSBA), 65, of Asheville; Aug. 19, 2008. After a career
in banking, primarily in Atlanta, Southerland returned
to Asheville and worked in private investments. He
had been a regional manager of Shawmut Bank, now
Bank of America. He served in the Air Force and was
stationed in Newfoundland.
’ 70 John Barclay Beall (’ 70 AB) of Blowing
Rock has joined the community advisory
board of Wachovia. Beall is a real estate
investor and former owner of Beall Oil Co., Beall
Transport Inc. and Beall Propane Inc. Maureen
Moczek Hartford (’ 70, ’ 69 AB; ’ 72 MACT) of Raleigh
has received the Alumni Achievement Award from
the UNC School of Education. Hartford was named
president of Meredith College in 1999, the first
woman to hold the position, and she recently oversaw a $20 million investment in a new science and
mathematics facility. Thomas Hyman Harvey III
(’ 70 AB, ’ 72 MBA) of West Palm Beach, Fla., has
received the 2008 MBA Alumni Merit Award from the
Kenan-Flagler School of Business. Harvey is adjunct
professor of strategy and entrepreneurship and former executive director of the Center for Real Estate
Development at Kenan-Flagler. He is the former Pulte