Vinroot has served on the GAA board since 2007. u
Thomas Jackson White III (’ 63, ’ 66 AB; ’ 66 LLB) of
Kinston has been elected to the board of directors of
the Lenoir County Historical Association. White is a
civil trial lawyer with White & Allen PA.
Jeanne Peery Becker (’ 63 MSLS), 85, of Roanoke,
Va.; May 12, 2009. Becker retired after 35 years as a
librarian at Roanoke College Library. u Dennis Wendel
Dougherty (’ 63 BSIR), 68, of Jasper, Ga.; May 8, 2009.
Dougherty spent much of his career in advertising
with Conde Nast Publications, eventually becoming
manager of its southern office. In addition, he owned
a magazine advertising sales and marketing company
that represented Brides magazine and the Street and
Smith Sports Group. He served in the Air Force as a
personnel officer. At UNC, he was in AFROTC, men’s
soccer, men’s track and Alpha Kappa Psi. u Samuel
Royal Fudge (’ 63 MSW), 86, of Chapel Hill; May 29,
2009. Fudge retired as a member of UNC’s social
work faculty. He was director of the Group Child Care
Project through the School of Social Work and a
child-care consultant, as well as a pastor in a number
of Presbyterian churches. In WWII, he was a B- 17
navigator with the Army Air Corps and received the
Purple Heart. u Ronald Lee Gabriel (’ 63 BSBA, ’ 66
MBA), 67, of Bethesda, Md.; June 13, 2009. Gabriel
was involved in a variety of enterprises, including a
private consulting firm specializing in human resource
management. A baseball historian, Gabriel was a
charter elected member of the Brooklyn Dodger
Baseball Hall of Fame, was vice president of the
Society for American Baseball Research and was
founder and president of the Brooklyn Dodger Fan
Club. At UNC, he was a member of the Order of the
Old Well, Alpha Phi Omega and student government.
u Betty Lumpkin Gregory (’ 63 ABEd), 67, of
Jacksonville; Sept. 12, 2008. u Ralph Lee Yates
(’ 63 BSMAT), 68, of Melrose, Fla.; June 12, 2009.
Yates retired from a long career with the Tennessee
Valley Authority, where he was a power supply engineer
and manager. He served four years in the Navy Nuclear
Propulsion Program. At UNC, he belonged to NROTC.
Richard Arthur Bramley Sr. (’ 64 BSBA), 67, of
Wilmington; Jan. 12, 2009. Bramley retired as a special agent with the FBI. At UNC, he belonged to
Sigma Nu. u James Henry Clippard Jr. (’ 64 MBA),
71, of Memphis, Tenn.; April 27, 2009. Clippard
retired as senior vice president of investor relations
for FedEx Corp. He served with the Army in the
Korean War. At UNC, he belonged to Beta Gamma
Sigma. u Sophie Thoness Friedlander (’ 64 MAT),
86, of Gulfport, Fla.; June 14, 2009. Friedlander
taught English at St. Augustine’s College in Raleigh.
She was a national board member of Hadassah
and was a docent at the Florida Holocaust
Museum. u Robert Lee James II (’ 64 BSIR), 66, of
Black Mountain; April 29, 2009. James was vice
president of his family’s hosiery mill. He was president of the Catawba Valley Hosiery Association. In
retirement, he was active as a United Way volunteer.
u John Van Lindley III (’ 64 BSBA), 66, of
Greensboro; April 15, 2009. Lindley retired from
Robert E. Wilson Inc., a surveying business. At UNC,
he belonged to Phi Kappa Sigma and was on the
men’s track and field team. At the UNC School of
Law, he was a member of the Law Review. u James
Lee Long (’ 64 MAT), 73, of Bluefield, W.Va.; May 13,
2009. Long was an adjunct professor at Concord
College. Previously, his career was in junior high and
high school teaching. Among his civic activities, he
was a Scoutmaster and coordinated mission trips for
his church. u Richard Wood Spivey Jr. (’ 64), 67, of
Wilmington; June 23, 2009. Spivey was founder of
Coastal Laboratory, an environmental testing facility. u
George Watts Hill Alumni Center
The Honor Roll permanently and prominently recognizes
gifts made by alumni and friends of the University to the
Alumni Center. To date, 1,191 names have been added to
the Honor Roll.
Make a one-time gift of $2,000 by December 31, 2009, to
add your name or that of a loved one to the Honor Roll.
’ 64 J. Mac Boxley (’ 64 AB, ’ 67 JD) of Raleigh has been inducted into the N.C. Bar Association’s General Practice Hall
of Fame. Boxley is a partner in the firm of Boxley,
Bolton, Garber & Haywood, where he handles civil
and criminal cases in state and federal court. u
Norman McBrayer Davis Jr. (’ 64 AB) of Charlotte has
been promoted to nursing home administrator at
Five Oaks Manor in Concord. u James Baxter Hunt
Jr. (’ 64 LLBJD) and Carolyn Leonard Hunt (’ 64 ABEd)
of Lucama and Rosemary Adair York (’ 64 AB, ’ 67
MEd) of Raleigh have been named to the honorary
board of the Conservation Trust for North Carolina,
an organization that provides support to 24 local
land trusts and works with direct land protection
along the Blue Ridge Parkway. u Moses Dow Lasitter
Jr. (’ 64 AB, ’ 66 MAT) of New Bern has joined White &
Allen PA, where he will continue his civil litigation
practice. u Elmer R. “Brick” Oettinger III (’ 64 AB) of
Durham was elected chairman of the search committee to recommend the next executive director of the
N.C. High School Athletic Association. Oettinger is an
associate director for the correctional education program at the Friday Center and a nationally known college basketball recruiting analyst.
alumni.unc.edu/honorroll to find out more.
Questions? Call MaryCatherine or Elizabeth at (919) 962-1208.
GAA Honor Roll, P.O. Box 660,
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-0660.