career was with Duke University. He was an assistant
dean of Duke Divinity School, then was named minister to Duke University and honorary dean of Duke
Chapel. He was student body president at UNC his
senior year, at the start of civil rights era strife. Other
UNC activities included The Daily Tar Heel staff,
Golden Fleece and Order of the Grail. u Ann B.
Zimmerman (’ 54 MEd), 79, of Wilson; July 5, 2009.
Zimmerman retired from Chapman College, now
Chapman University, in Orange, Calif., as assistant
professor of education and director of the elementary education student teaching program for Orange
County (Calif.) schools. She also was Chapman’s
dean of women for the World Campus Afloat program, which gave her the chance to travel the world.
In the early ’90s, she returned to Wilson.
’ 60 ; obituaries Leon Algernon “Lindy” Dunn Jr. (’ 60
BSIR), 70, of Rocky Mount; July 10, 2009. Dunn
retired as CEO and chairman of Guardian Holdings,
but remained on the board as chairman emeritus.
Among many civic activities, he was chairman of the
Rocky Mount Area
Chamber of Commerce
and the board of
trustees of N.C. Wesleyan College. He received honors from those organizations and many others, including the Boy Scouts.
He was an Eagle Scout. He served in the Marine
Corps and, at UNC, belonged to Sigma Phi Epsilon. u
Sophie Joanne Fitzgerald (’ 60), 72, of Raleigh; Aug.
24, 2009. Fitzgerald retired as director of human
resources for the N.C. Farm Bureau. u Joseph Godwin
(’ 60 MEd, ’ 73 PhD), 88, of Ozark, Ala.; Feb. 19, 2009.
Godwin’s career was as a psychologist, professor of
psychology at Mars College and minister. In WWII, he
was a Marine. u Charles Henry “Chink” Howson III
(’ 60, ’ 61 AB), 71, of St. Davids, Pa.; Aug. 14, 2009.
Howson was an expediter of plans and drawings for
a construction management firm. Previously, he was
treasurer of Bryn Mawr Trust. He served in the Army in
Germany and Turkey. At UNC, he belonged to Phi
Delta Theta. u Tommie Lou Laughrun (’ 60 AB, ’ 68
MEd), 70, of Weaverville; May 16, 2009. Laughrun
was a school counselor. Most recently, she was a
play therapist with A Child’s Haven. At UNC, she was
a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma.
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’ 61 Roy Hampton Park Jr. (’ 61 ABJO) of Ithaca, N. Y., has published Sons in the Shadow. The book explores the dynamics of family relationships in a family business. Park
addresses his own history in the book, including as
a student at UNC, as the owner’s son at Park Communications Inc. and as president of Park Outdoor
Advertising of New York, the business he bought
and spun off from his father’s company. Story, page
Lisa Ambrose Hudson (’ 61 MEd), 71, of Marietta,
Ga.; July 2, 2009. Early in her career, Hudson was a
child welfare caseworker. u Walter Harold Lasater
(’ 61 BSPHR), 71, of Burlington; July 21, 2009.
Lasater retired as a pharmacist. At UNC, he belonged
to Rho Chi. u Ruth Mixon Nierling (’ 61), 97, of
Durham; June 24, 2009. Nierling worked for the
president of Duke University in the ’60s. In retirement, she began watercolor painting and belonged