in the Air Force during the Korean War. At UNC, he
was a cheerleader. u Winfred Taylor (’ 56), 74, of
Lumberton; July 28, 2008. Taylor was a retired real
estate agent. He was an Army veteran. u Gerard
Francis Tempest (’ 51 AB), 91, of Durham; July 26,
2009. Tempest was a portrait artist, sculptor and
architect who coined the term “abstract spiritualism”
to describe his “landscapes of the mind’s eye.” His
first exhibit was at the N.C. Museum of Art. He was
commissioned by the Vatican to paint a portrait of
Pope Gregory I. He left his mark on Chapel Hill by
designing and building Villa Teo restaurant, which is
now Whitehall Antiques. He served in the Army in
WWII and received the Bronze Star. u Jeanne
Tillman (’ 50 BSLS), 84, of Greenwood, S.C.; July 25,
2009. Tillman retired as head librarian at Webber
International University in Babson Park, Fla. She also
had been a law librarian at Wake Forest University
and the University of Virginia. u Stephen Asbury
Trimble (’ 55 AB), 76, of Washington, D.C.; Aug. 5,
2009. Trimble, a lawyer, retired as a senior partner
from the Washington firm of Hamilton and Hamilton.
He was an officer of many professional associations,
including serving as president of the Bar Association
of the District of Columbia. He served in the Marine
Corps. At UNC, he played men’s lacrosse and was in
NROTC, Order of the Old Well, Scabbard & Blade and
Phi Delta Theta. u James Hatton Wahab (’ 50 MA,
’ 51 PhD), 88, of West Columbia, S.C.; July 8, 2009.
Wahab was a mathematician who taught at a number
of colleges and universities, most recently at Rollins
College and the University of North Florida. He also
had a long tenure at the University of South Carolina,
where he served as department chair. He was active
in the Mathematical Association of America, twice
serving as chair of the Southeastern section. He
served in the Army Air Corps in WWII as a radar officer.
u Joseph Theodore White (’ 56 AB), 75, of Gahanna,
Ohio; July 17, 2009. White served 21 years in the Air
Force and was in the Vietnam War. He then worked
for Ohio’s department of human services. At UNC, he
belonged to AFROTC and Alpha Phi Omega and graduated Phi Beta Kappa. u Christine Peeler Whitton
(’ 55), 74, of Salisbury; Aug. 13, 2009. Whitton owned
a gift shop, though her major contributions were as a
volunteer, working for many organizations. Two
achievements were preservation of the Salisbury historic train depot and establishment of the Waterworks
Visual Arts Center. She served on the GAA Board of
Directors. She belonged to Chi Omega. u James
Millard Williams (’ 50), 93, of Butner; July 23, 2008.
Williams, a retired carpenter, was an Army veteran of
WWII. u J. Rush Wilson Jr. (’ 50), 82, of Greenville,
S.C.; Aug. 28, 2009. Wilson was founder of clothing
stores in Davidson and Greenville, S.C. He was a past
president of Rotary Club and Lions Club. He served
in the Marine Corps and for many years in the N.C.
Air National Guard. At UNC, he belonged to AFROTC.
u Rachel Dunnagan Woodard (’ 59 MEd), 94, of
Whiteville; Aug. 7, 2009. Woodward retired as
Whiteville city schools supervisor of instruction. She
received a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Mexico.
She was a former president of the Whiteville Business
and Professional Women’s Club. u David Holland
Woodson (’ 52), 79, of West Palm Beach, Fla.; Feb. 7,
2009. Woodson retired from a construction company
and specialized in bridge projects. He served in the
Navy in the ’50s. u Robert Terry Young (’ 57 AB), 74,
of Lake Wylie, S.C.; Aug. 31, 2009. Young most
recently served as associate pastor of River Hills
Community Church in Lake Wylie, but much of his
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