pital pharmacist for Cabarrus Memorial Hospital in
North Carolina. u Dr. Zachariah B. Newton III (’ 58
AB), 73, of Asheville; Aug. 28, 2010. Newton retired
as an obstetrician and gynecologist. He served
numerous medical appointments and positions and
was past president of staff and chairman of the
obstetrics and gynecology department of Georgia
Baptist Hospital. He was a founding partner of
Peachtree Women’s Clinic. u Jean Shuemake Nichols
(’ 51 MA), 85, of Dunwoody, Ga.; Aug. 25, 2010.
Nichols was a library assistant at Mercer College in
Atlanta. Earlier, she and her husband lived in Sumatra,
Indonesia. u Joy Lester Philips (’ 59), 84, of Tarboro;
Jan. 22, 2010. Philips was involved in many civic and
church-related activities. u Royal G. Shannonhouse
III (’ 50 AB, ’ 55 JD), 81, of Baltimore; July 23, 2010.
Shannonhouse was a retired lawyer and University
of Baltimore law school professor. After graduating
from UNC law school, he spent five years at UNC as
assistant professor of public law and government
and assistant director of UNC’s Institute of
Government. He was a gunnery officer in the Korean
War, and later a Navy reservist. At UNC, he belonged
to Delta Kappa Epsilon, NROTC and Law Review. u
Dr. Edward Arthur Sharpless (’ 57 MS, ’ 61 MD), 82,
of Greensboro; July 13, 2010. A physician, Sharpless
was lab director and pathologist at Wesley Long
Hospital for 25 years. At age 70, he founded a veteri-
nary pathology business for which he was medical
director. He served in the Army Air Corps in WWII. At
UNC, he was vice president of his senior class in
medical school. u Josef Sklut (’ 50 BSCOM), 81, of
Charlotte; Aug. 11, 2010. Sklut, a CPA, retired as CFO
at an industrial machinery and textile equipment
company. He served in the Army Signal Corps and
Army Reserve. During the Korean War, he served in
the National Security Agency in Washington, D.C. He
was a water colorist and belonged to the Guild of
Charlotte Artists. At UNC, he was elected to Phi Beta
Kappa and belonged to Alpha Epsilon Pi, Hillel
Foundation, Phi Eta Sigma and Beta Gamma
Sigma. u Robert Taylor Story (’ 59, ’ 65 BSBA), 74, of
Durham; Aug. 3, 2010. Story retired as a systems
analyst with IBM. In retirement, he was active with
the N.C. Fossil Club and Friends of the Aurora Fossil
Museum. u Jane Kottmeier Taggart (’ 53 ABEd),
78, of Largo, Fla.; July 27, 2010. Taggart was a
teacher. At UNC, she belonged to Kappa Alpha Theta.
u Ned Calvin Towell (’ 50 BSCOM), 83, of Salisbury;
June 23, 2010. Towell retired from the Salisbury city
schools after a career teaching distributive educa-
tion and driver’s education. In WWII, he was in the
Navy. At UNC, he belonged to Delta Sigma Pi. u Jim
Valentine (’ 59), 78, of Sherrills Ford; June 30, 2010.
Valentine was a field superintendent for an industrial
boiler company. He served in the Army before attend-
ing UNC. u Dorothy Jane Wellborn (’ 57 MA), 81, of
Decatur, Ga.; Aug. 1, 2010. Wellborn taught English
at several colleges. She designed a program to help
people reduce their accents, a program she worked
with the rest of her life. Before earning her master’s
degree, she served in the Navy in the Korean War. u
James Sartin Wilkins (’ 56, ’ 59 BSBA), 76, of
Shelby; Aug. 29, 2010. Wilkins was manager of
Royster Oil Co. in Gaston and Lincoln counties. He
volunteered as a legal mediator for the District
Court system for many years. He served in the Army.
u Thomas Marion Yost (’ 59 BSPHR), 76, of
Albemarle; Aug. 12, 2010. Yost was a pharmacist
who owned a drugstore in Albemarle, where he con-
tinued as a pharmacist after selling the store to
Eckerd Drugs. He was on the board of directors of
the Stanly County Hospice and the Mental Health
Association. He was a Cub Scout Cubmaster who
helped train other Scout leaders. He served on the
charter board to form a new organization to treat
mental illness, Daymark Recovery. At UNC, he
belonged to Rho Chi. u William Emerick
Zimtbaum (’ 56 JD), 78, of Newton; July 1, 2010.
Zimtbaum was a lawyer in Newton. He served on the
school board for the Newton-Conover city schools for
20 years. He served in the Navy and Navy Reserve.
At UNC, he was on Law Review.
’ 60 Dr. A. Everette James Jr. (’ 60, ’ 59 AB) of Chapel Hill has moved 300 pieces of North Carolina pottery, housed at the
recently closed Chapel Hill Museum, to the N.C. Pot-
tery Center in Seagrove. u Mark West Owens Jr.
(’ 60 AB) of Greenville has received a 2010 Citizen
Lawyer Award from the N.C. Bar Association in con-
junction with the Citizen Lawyer Task Force. Owens
practices with Owens, Nelson, Owens & Dupree.
Durwood Stewart Curling (’ 60), 76, of Chesapeake,
Va.; Aug. 5, 2010. Curling was recognized as
Chesapeake’s first director of planning, then became
its city manager. For 20 years, he was executive
director of the Southeastern Public Service Authority
of Virginia. His activities included serving on the
boards of United Way, Boy Scouts and Great Bridge
Battlefield and Waterways Foundation. He served in
the Army. u Hilary Dexter Daugherty (’ 60 LLB), 83,
of Raleigh; Aug. 15, 2010. Daugherty retired from his
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