Grier (’ 49 AB), 87, of Farmerville, La.; Oct. 23, 2009.
Grier was active in his church and served as president of the Union Parish Farm Bureau. He was an
Army veteran of WWII. u William Glenn Griffin (’ 40),
90, of Sanford; Sept. 9, 2009. Griffin retired as
owner and operator of an electrical business. u Oma
Hundro Hester Jr. (’ 46), 84, of Hickory; Sept. 22,
2009. Hester was a lawyer in Hickory after a 20-year
career in the Air Force, serving in WWII, the Korean
War and the Vietnam War. At UNC, he belonged to
Phi Kappa Sigma. u E. Irl Howell (’ 40 PhD), 95, of
Pensacola, Fla.; Sept. 13, 2009. Howell was professor emeritus of physics at Mississippi State
University. He helped construct an observatory for
the astronomy department, which was named in his
honor. u Dorothy Ann Huskey (’ 45 MSPH), 91, of
Knoxville, Tenn.; May 17, 2009. Huskey retired as
professor of health education at Sam Houston State
University. The Texas Society of Public Health
Education gives an excellence award yearly in her
name. She spent three years in New Delhi helping to
organize a health education bureau for the U.S.
International Cooperation mission. u Glenn Hays
Johnson (’ 42 AB), 88, of Portland, Ore.; Sept. 27,
2009. Johnson retired as a consultant for industry
and the armed forces from Rand Corp. In WWII, he
served with the Army Air Forces; he served in the
Korean War with the N. Y. Air National Guard. At UNC,
he belonged to Alpha Phi Omega. u Mary Carraway
Johnson (’ 48 MAEd), 90, of Colfax; Sept. 15, 2009.
Johnson taught school for many years in North
Carolina and Florida. She served as the agent for two
gold mines and worked for 19 furniture markets. u
A. Warren Jones (’ 46 AB, ’ 48 MPH), 86, of
Swannanoa; Sept. 14, 2009. A microbiologist, Jones
retired from the Western N.C. Sanatorium and then
worked for the Episcopal Western Diocese of North
Carolina at a conference center in Black Mountain.
He was choir director at his church in Black
Mountain for more than 35 years. In WWII, he
served in the Navy Medical Corps. At UNC, he was in
Glee Club. u Richard Aaron Katz (’ 46), 85, of
Wykagyl, N. Y.; Nov. 10, 2009. Katz was involved in
the jazz scene in New York for six decades, stretching across many styles and generations of players as
a pianist, producer, music label founder and writer.
At UNC, he was a member of Tau Epsilon Phi and
Hillel Foundation. He was a veteran of WWII, fighting
in Saipan. Story, page 74. u Benjamin Granade
Koonce Jr. (’ 43 AB, ’ 48 MA), 87, of Raleigh; Sept. 20,
2009. Koonce retired after 32 years of teaching
English at N.C. State University. He served in the
Army in WWII. u Robert Jefferson Lilly (’ 47 BSCOM),
88, of Burlington; Sept. 20, 2009. Lilly spent almost
40 years as an accountant for AT&T. In WWII, he was
a bomber pilot in the 8th Army Air Force, receiving
five Air Medals and a Presidential Citation. u
Carlton “Pete” Lindsey Jr. (’ 47 BSCOM), 87, of
Lumberton; Aug. 22, 2009. Lindsey was the retired
owner of an oil company. At UNC, he belonged to Phi
Delta Theta and Order of Gimghoul. u Virginia
Osment Matthews (’ 46), 84, of Indian Trail; Jan. 26,
2009. u Verna Suitt McDermott (’ 45), 84, of
Burlington; Aug. 26, 2009. McDermott retired as a
school guidance counselor in High Point. u Robert
Lee McGinn Jr. (’ 43 BSCOM), 88, of Matthews; July
27, 2009. McGinn ran an equipment leasing division
for American Bank and Trust in Monroe. He became
a pilot at 72. He served in the Navy in WWII. u
George Shelton Miles Jr. (’ 43), 89, of Marietta, Ga.;
Nov. 16, 2008. Miles retired from 3M Corp. as a
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