May 23, 2011. Smith taught English at several N.C.
colleges and retired as a teacher in Nash and
Wilson counties public schools. She also taught at
the college level. ◆ William Thomas “Tommy”
Smith Jr. (’ 52), 80, of Homosassa, Fla.; June 25,
2011. Smith retired as president and CEO of
Delmar Studios, a school pictures company. In the
Korean War, he served in Germany with the
Counterintelligence Corps of the Army. ◆ Raymond
Atlas Sorrell Jr. (’ 51 BSBA), 84, of Durham; July 4,
2011. Sorrell was a supervisor with the Liggett &
Myers Tobacco Co. He served in the Navy in WWII
and in the Air Force in the early ’50s. ◆ John
Kingsley Stoots (’ 58 BSPHR), 82, of New London;
May 29, 2011. Stoots retired as director of pharma-
cy at Stanly Memorial Hospital and Stanly Regional
Medical Center after many years. In the Korean War,
he served in the Army. ◆ Lester Dill Styron (’ 50
BSCOM), 87, of Franklin, Tenn.; June 26, 2011.
Styron was the marine manager of a commercial
fishery. He served in the Army in WWII. At UNC, he
belonged to Alpha Kappa Psi. ◆ Nancy Joan Suitt
(’ 57 ABEd), 76, of Richmond, Va.; July 17, 2011.
Suitt retired as a high school and middle school
guidance counselor. At UNC, she belonged to Pi
Beta Phi. ◆ William Morris Talley (’ 51), 82, of
Fuquay-Varina; July 2, 2011. Talley had been a
tobacco buyer, hotel manager and insurance sales-
man. Active in his church, he taught Sunday school
for many years and sang in the choir for 50 years.
He also sang with Fuquay’s Falcon Park Jazz
Orchestra. ◆ Dr. H. Durwood Tyndall (’ 51 BSMED,
Adventures in Ideas
Adventures in Ideas is Going Abroad!
May 24-25, 2012
Join Lloyd Kramer, Distinguished Professor of History, in London at Carolina’s
Winston House as we explore “Americans in Europe: Finding New Identities
in Old World Cultures.” Come to London May 24-25, 2012, to discover the allure
of Europe for American politicians, artists, authors and expats — from
Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin to Henry James, Edith Wharton,
Gertrude Stein and Ernest Hemingway.
Be a part of history. Winston House, the College of Arts and
Sciences’ European Study Center, is located in Bloomsbury, just
around the corner from the British Museum and within easy
walking distance of the West End’s theaters and restaurants.
This first-ever Adventures in Ideas
seminar abroad is an opportunity
you won’t want to miss!
Cost to attend the seminar is $85.
Accommodations are available nearby at Janet Poole House for
$132 per night. Please reserve your room by Friday, Jan. 20.
Carolina staff at Winston House also can assist with bookings
for the theater, concerts and other cultural activities.
Contact us today for more information!
Visit adventuresinideas.unc.edu for information or to register.
This Adventures in Ideas seminar is part of the Winston House Discovery
Series and is co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, Honors
Carolina, UNC Global and the UNC General Alumni Association.
General Alumni Association
’ 54 MD), 85, of Goldsboro; June 26, 2011. Tyndall,
who retired as a family physician in Goldsboro, was
instrumental in the passage of a seatbelt law for
children. He also was a medical missionary in
Belize, Doctor of the Day for the N.C. General
Assembly and Doctor on Call for a Raleigh TV station. At UNC, he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and later
graduated from UNC’s first four-year medical school
class. Before attending college, he served in the
Army in WWII; later, he was in the National Guard. ◆
Roy Murray Wall (’ 58, ’ 62 BSIR), 74, of Chapel Hill;
July 16, 2011. Wall retired from Duke Energy as its
N.C. director of governmental affairs. He served in
the Marine Corps. ◆ Dr. Charles Dixon Wallace Sr.
(’ 55 BSMED, ’ 58 MD), 78, of Durham; June 20,
2011. A physician, Wallace retired from the inpatient
psychiatric unit of the VA Medical Center in
Fayetteville. During his career in psychiatry, Wallace
was chief of neuropsychiatry for the Army Medical
Command in Japan and assistant professor of psychiatry at UNC’s medical school, resulting in his
receiving a Career Teacher Award from the National
Institute of Mental Health. For 30 years, he maintained a private practice in Raleigh, specializing in
the treatment of bipolar disorder. At UNC, he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, belonged to Glee Club and
was on the staff of The Daily Tar Heel. ◆ John Ira
Weldon Jr. (’ 55 MEd), 81, of Newport News, Va.; July
15, 2011. Weldon served in the Army and Reserve,
retiring as senior education adviser to the ROTC program at Fort Monroe. He also taught in high school
and at the College of William & Mary. He was
regarded as the first licensed professional counselor in Virginia. ◆ Flora Herman Wellington (’ 50
BSLS), 91, of Hialeah, Fla.; June 21, 2011.
Wellington retired as medical librarian at the
University of Miami School of Medicine. ◆
Margaret Emily Weydert (’ 59 MPH), 87, of
Alexandria, Va.; June 30, 2010. Weydert retired as a
real estate agent after a long career in the military,
including serving in WWII with the Army Nurse
Corps in Europe; her last assignment was chief of
nursing services at De Witt Army Community
Hospital at Fort Belvoir. She retired as a colonel and
received the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service
and Army Commendation medals. ◆ William Henry
White (’ 56 BSBA), 83, of Pittsboro; June 19, 2011.
White retired as the owner of Coastal Office
Equipment Co. in Elizabeth City. He served in the
Army Air Forces and was part of the occupation of
Japan. At UNC, he belonged to Alpha Kappa Psi. ◆
Eliza Little Woodward (’ 55 AB), 77, of Ghent, N. Y.;
June 15, 2011. Woodward retired as copy chief at
Conde Nast Traveler magazine. In retirement, she
sold antiques. She belonged to Delta Delta Delta at
UNC. ◆ Wilson F. Yarborough Jr. (’ 51 BSBA), 81, of
Fayetteville; July 13, 2011. Yarborough was president and CEO of Yarborough Motor Co. for more
than 40 years. He served on numerous community
boards and as an officer of several organizations,
including as a trustee for Fayetteville Technical
Community College, on the foundation board of
Fayetteville State University and as president of the
Air Force Association. He was one of few messengers for the Army Air Forces in WWII and was an Air
Force adjutant in the Korean War. He was an Eagle
Scout, Sea Scout and a den chief in the Boy Scouts,
and at UNC, he belonged to Chi Phi, AFROTC and
the Order of the Old Well. As a photographer for several UNC publications, he was known by many as