R. Glenn Martin
(’ 51 AB), 87, of
Alberta; Aug. 23,
retired from the
Alberta as profes-
sor of English. In
courses at the uni-
versity in music and literature. He was president
of the English Language Arts Council and editor
and publisher of Alberta English magazine. For
13 years, he was a columnist for Edmonton
Asheboro; Oct. 17, 2009. Wood retired from
Burlington Industries in Greensboro. He was a Navy
veteran. At UNC, he belonged to Chi Phi. u John
Franklin Woodruff (’ 54), 77, of Sparta; April 25,
2009. Woodruff retired as Alleghany County schools
superintendent. He was founder and president of
Alleghany County Educational Foundation and president of the Alleghany County Recreation
Commission. He was honored for his service with the
state’s Order of the Long Leaf Pine. u John William
Zarker (’ 52 MA), 80, of Chapel Hill; Sept. 12, 2009.
Zarker was professor emeritus of classic studies at
Tufts University. After he retired, he was a senior lecturer in classic studies at Duke. He served in naval
intelligence during the Korean War. At UNC, he
belonged to Glee Club.
Hendersonville; Sept. 11, 2009. Patterson owned a
number of oil companies and established an educational foundation for the children of his employees to
attend college. He was a founding member of the
Council of Independent Business Owners Inc. and in
2008 was made a lifetime member. He served in the
Air Force in the Korean War. In the ’80s, he served
as a GAA officer and director. He also was chair of
the Carolina Club for Buncombe, Henderson,
Haywood and Transylvania counties. At UNC, he
belonged to Delta Sigma Pi. u Roy Brooks Payne Jr.
(’ 54), 77, of Dunbar, W.Va.; Oct. 28, 2009. Payne was
a professor of management and marketing at several
universities. Most recently, he taught at Marshall
University. He was instrumental in the development
of a small business development center consortium
in West Virginia. He served in the National Guard for
nine years. At UNC, he belonged to Pi Kappa Alpha
and played football. u Sanford Scott Price (’ 57 AB,
’ 60 BSPHR), 81, of Salemburg; Feb. 25, 2009. Price
was owner and pharmacist of a local drug store. He
served with the Army in the Korean War. u Bettye
Foscue Pridgen (’ 59 ABEd), 72, of Jacksonville; Aug.
30, 2009. Pridgen taught in schools in New Jersey
and Jacksonville. u John W. “Bill” Ragsdale (’ 56
BSBA), 75, of Atlanta; Sept. 2, 2009. Ragsdale was a
founding partner of Ragsdale, Beals, Seigler
Patterson & Gray LLP. He was president of the
Lawyers Club of Atlanta and vice president of the
Mountain Conservation Trust of Georgia. He served
in the Navy. At UNC, he belonged to Chi Phi and the
staff of The Daily Tar Heel. u John Morris Ryan (’ 50
MA, ’ 53 PhD), 84, of Chapel Hill; Oct. 19, 2009. Ryan
retired from Exxon as a petroleum economist. He
served in the Army in WWII, was wounded and captured in Germany. He remained a prisoner of war
until the war ended. u Robert Glasgow Sanford (’ 50
BSCOM), 82, of Midlothian, Va.; Oct. 13, 2009.
Sanford was a CPA in Charlotte and a member of the
N.C. State Board of CPA Examiners. He was a Navy
veteran of WWII. He moved to the Richmond area in
2000. u Lenore “Nonie” Satterfield (’ 52 ABEd), 79,
of Atlanta; Oct. 8, 2009. Satterfield retired as a flight
attendant from United Airlines. In WWII, she served
in Germany as recreation director for the Army
Special Services. Her volunteer activities included
serving as a hostess at the governor’s mansion and
volunteering at Prevent Child Abuse Georgia. u Alice
Springs Scarborough (’ 50 BSLS), 81, of Charleston,
S.C.; Sept. 23, 2009. Scarborough, a librarian, volunteered in the libraries of churches to which she
belonged. u George Henderson Shull (’ 50 BSCOM),
84, of Shelby; Oct. 11, 2009. Shull retired from the
N.C. Department of Transportation. Previously, he
owned an insurance and realty agency. He served in
the Army in WWII in the parachute combat team, was
wounded in France and received the Purple Heart. At
UNC, he belonged to Alpha Kappa Psi. u Corinne
Spears Silas (’ 59), 72, of Chattanooga, Tenn.; Oct. 2,
2009. Early in her career, Silas worked for a daily
newspaper in the Lookout Mountain, Tenn., area. u
Walter Alexander Stoltz (’ 54 BSBA), 77, of Winston-Salem; Sept. 25, 2009. Stoltz retired from AT&T. u
Alan Land Susman (’ 51 BSBA), 79, of Beckley, W.Va.;
Oct. 8, 2009. A businessman and farmer, Susman
operated several enterprises. In the Korean War, he
served in the Navy. He was an Eagle Scout. At UNC,
he belonged to Alpha Phi Omega and Pi Lambda Phi.
u Clarence W. Townsend (’ 53), 78, of Clayton; Oct.
26, 2009. Townsend retired as a computer programmer for the Triangle Universities Computation Center.
He served in the Air Force in the Korean War. u
James Reginald Turner (’ 56 AB), 75, of Greensboro;
Oct. 8, 2009. Turner was a lawyer in private practice.
The Guilford County Democratic Party named him
Democrat of the Year in 2009. He served in the N.C.
Senate in 1979 and ’ 80. He served active duty in the
Navy Reserve. At UNC, he graduated Phi Beta Kappa
and belonged to Golden Fleece, Order of the Grail,
Order of the Old Well, Dialectic Society and NROTC.
u Travis S. Uzzell (’ 50), 81, of Scotland Neck; Sept.
26, 2009. Uzzell retired as register of deeds for
Halifax County. He was the N.C. representative to the
National Register of Deeds Association. He served as
a county commissioner and was a member of the
Halifax County Board of Social Service. He taught
notary law at Halifax Community College. u Richard
James Waters (’ 57), 74, of Poolesville, Md.; Feb. 26,
2009. Waters retired as director of staff development for Geico insurance company. In retirement, he
was a volunteer track and field coach at Poolesville
High School. He served in the Navy Reserve. At UNC,
he was on the men’s track and field team. u William
Farrior Ward Jr. (’ 51 AB), 83, of New Bern; Sept. 18,
2009. Ward owned a paint and wallpaper store, sold
real estate and worked in his brothers’ law offices.
He served in the Navy in WWII. u H. Bradley Wells
Jr. (’ 53 MSPH, ’ 59 PhD), 82, of Davidson; Oct. 28,
2009. Wells retired as a biostatistics professor at
UNC, then joined the faculty of the department of
medicine at Bowman-Gray School of Medicine.
During his tenure at UNC, he was a consultant for
the Ford Foundation in India and spent a year as a
visiting fellow at a cultural center in Honolulu. He
served in the Air Force. u George Maurice West (’ 52
BSBA), 79, of Louisburg; Sept. 12, 2009. West was a
real estate appraiser who founded and was president of Triangle Realty Corp. He served in the Army.
u William Rutherford White (’ 51 AB), 80, of New
Providence, N.J.; Oct. 23, 2009. White retired from
New Jersey Bell Telephone Co. He was a Navy veteran. At UNC, he was on the men’s basketball team. u
Walter Lee Whittington (’ 54), 75, of Raleigh; Sept.
13, 2009. Whittington retired as director of
Honeywell Information Systems and worked as a real
estate broker. He was an Air Force pilot in the Korean
War. At UNC, he belonged to Theta Chi. u David
Henry Willis Jr. (’ 51), 83, of Warner Robins, Ga.; Dec.
13, 2008. Willis retired as a civil service employee.
He belonged to the Georgia Umpires Association and
refereed Little League and college games. In WWII,
he served in the Navy; in the Korean War, he was in
the Army. u Albert Franklin Wood (’ 56 BSBA), 81, of
’ 61 Anthony Eden Rand (’ 61 AB, ’ 64 LLBJD) of Fayetteville has resigned his N.C. Sen- ate seat to become chair of the state
parole board. Rand had been in the Senate since
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’ 60 Dolores Victoria Sampedro (’ 60 MSLS) of Winston-Salem has retired as a librar- ian with the Forsyth County Library.
Sampedro had worked at the library since March
1959. u Lee Philip Shaffer II (’ 60 BSBA) of Durham
is chair of the newly
formed advisory committee for the N.C. Sports
Hall of Fame. Shaffer, a
former UNC and NBA basketball star, is president of
Kenan Transport Co. and a member of the N.C.
Sports Hall of Fame.
Thomas Howard Howell (’ 60), 74, of Salisbury; Feb.
24, 2009. Howell was head of food services for a
food store chain. Earlier, he was in broadcasting. He
served with the Navy as an aviation ordnanceman. At
UNC, he was on the fencing team. u David Sutton
Phelps (’ 60 AB), 79, of Fort Pierce, Fla.; Feb. 21,
2009. Phelps was professor emeritus of anthropology at East Carolina University, where the archeology laboratory is named for him. While he conducted
many digs, chiefly in North Carolina, his most significant find was probably the 16th century signet ring
at a site near Buxton on Hatteras Island, near the
Lost Colony. He served in the Merchant Marine and
Air Force as a radio operator in the late ’40s and
early ’50s. u Arthur Howard Schwerzel (’ 60 AB),
71, of Beach Haven, N.J.; Sept. 13, 2009. Schwerzel
retired after 31 years as a sales and marketing
executive for General Motors Corp. Active in retirement
in Beach Haven, he was on the executive board of
the Jersey Shore Council of the Boy Scouts and vice
chair of the board of trustees of the Southern Ocean
County Hospital Foundation. He belonged to Chi Psi
at UNC. u Frank Watson Smith (’ 60, ’ 61 AB), 70, of
Wake Forest; Oct. 19, 2009. Smith owned a furniture
company, then worked for an office supply company.
At the time of his death, he was co-chair of the Wake
Forest Centennial Celebration Committee. He served
in the Army and, at UNC, belonged to Delta Upsilon.
u Albert Harlan Wallace (’ 60 PhD), 82, of Knoxville,
Tenn.; Oct. 22, 2008. Wallace was a professor of
French at the University of Tennessee. He was a veteran of WWII. u James Battey White (’ 60, ’ 70
BSBA), 76, of Pineville; Oct. 14, 2009. White owned
an accounting firm. He served in the Army. At UNC,
he belonged to Alpha Kappa Psi.
Class of ’60:
May 7–9, 2010