ial Roundtable in North Carolina. The following year,
he was named its Entrepreneur of the Year. He was
a member of the Edgecombe County Commission
and the Tarboro Town Council. His honors included
Order of the Long Leaf Pine and Tarboro’s Citizen of
the Year. He served in the Army. At UNC, he belonged
to Sigma Nu. ◆ Emanuel May III (’ 62 AB, ’ 65
BSPHR), 71, of Greensboro; Sept. 1, 2011. May
owned and operated May Pharmacy. He was an
Eagle Scout. At UNC, he belonged to Kappa Psi. ◆
Martha Castlebury Shaw (’ 62), 98, of Raleigh;
Sept. 10, 2011. Shaw taught English at Peace College and St. Mary’s School. She was a docent at the
N.C. Museum of Art. ◆ Harold Russell “Bucky”
Smith Jr. (’ 62), 72, of Hickory; Sept. 6, 2011. Smith’s
career was in the furniture industry. He was a coach
at the Hickory Foundation Center. At UNC, he played
football. ◆ Julia Weatherman Stephenson (’ 62
ABJO), 71, of Raleigh; Sept. 4, 2011. Stephenson
was a volunteer with the N.C. Symphony League.
She lived in Washington, D.C., for many years and
was on the boards of several charities. ◆ Dr. R.
Bartlett Warren (’ 62 AB, ’ 67 DDS), 71, of Mooresville;
Aug. 6, 2011. Warren was a retired dentist. He
served in the Navy.
’ 63 ■ obituaries John Knox Barrow III (’ 63 BSBA), 70,
of Basking Ridge, N.J.; Sept. 8, 2011. Barrow had
been a vice president with Wells Fargo Advisors. ◆
James Howard Bundy (’ 63), 75, of Raleigh; Aug.
20, 2011. Bundy was in sales for water-filtration
and coffee-brewing systems and most recently was
a courier for Quest Diagnostic Labs. He served in
the Navy. ◆ Carroll Morgan Clayton (’ 63 BSBA),
77, of Charlotte; Aug. 2, 2011. Clayton was a
retired CPA. ◆ Mary Richard Chambers Collier (’ 63
ABEd), 70, of Charlotte; Sept. 25, 2011. Collier
had been an elementary school teacher and was
active in her church and the Junior League of Charlotte. At UNC, she belonged to Pi Beta Phi. ◆ Phyllis
Bobbitt Croom (’ 63), 68, of San Antonio; Sept. 10,
2011. Croom was a real estate agent in San Antonio and Colorado Springs, Colo. ◆ Robert Stanley
Johnson (’ 63 MA, ’ 66 PhD), 73, of Lexington, Va.;
Aug. 13, 2011. Johnson was Cincinnati Professor
of mathematics at Washington & Lee University. In
addition, he had two terms as department chairman. A classroom was dedicated in his honor. ◆
Carroll Lee Rabon Jr. (’ 63 MEd), 79, of Durham;
Sept. 9, 2011. Rabon retired from Ferrum College
in Virginia, where he had served as chairman of the
mathematics and science department, vice president for business affairs and a football coach. He
was inducted into the Ferrum College Sports Hall of
Fame. In retirement, he taught at Patrick Henry
Community College in Martinsville, Va. In the
Korean War, he was in the Army and remained in
the N.C. National Guard.
’ 64 ■ obituaries Leonard C.M. Bloss (’ 64 MAT), 81, of
Louisville, Ky.; Aug. 20, 2010. Bloss retired as a
teacher, coach and assistant athletics director for
Butler High School, which renamed its football stadium in his honor. He was a Kentucky Colonel and
inducted into several halls of fame. ◆ Robert Lee
Brown (’ 64), 69, of Hillsboro Beach, Fla.; Sept. 8,
2011. Brown founded a staffing firm in Cincinnati.
He served in the Navy. ◆ Fay Coker Walker (’ 64
ABEd, ’ 67 MSW), 68, of Brevard; Sept. 14, 2011.
Walker received the “unsung hero” award from the
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation for her work in improving race relations. She was founder and co-chair of
the Commission to Dismantle Racism in the Episcopal Diocese and co-founder of Neighbors in Ministry,
which established the Rise and Shine Freedom
School. Before retiring to devote herself full time to
racial justice, she taught at UNC’s School of Public
Health (now Gillings School of Global Public
Health), was the first executive director of the N.C.
Association for Home Care and an administrator at
Transylvania Community Hospital’s hospice program.
At UNC, she belonged to Valkyries. ◆ Coral Wiggins
Washington (’ 64 MSLS), 90, of Oxford; Sept. 30,
2011. Washington was the first librarian at J.F. Webb
High School in the Granville County school district.
Previously, she was librarian at the Oxford Orphanage.
’ 65 Virginia Ann Baldwin (’ 65 BSMAT) of Walton, Neb., has retired after a 20- year career as a science, technology
and engineering librarian. Baldwin is a professor
emeritus at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. ◆
Joseph Reeves “Pitt” Hyde III (’ 65 AB) of Memphis,
Tenn., has teamed up with Mitch Steiner, the surgeon
who successfully treated Hyde’s prostate cancer, to
form GTx Inc. The biomedical company is enrolling
patients in the final phase of study for an experimental medicine, Ostarine, designed to increase muscle
mass and fitness in cancer patients. The company’s
other drug candidate is Capesaris, a hormone therapy for prostate tumors. Hyde, founder of AutoZone,
has devoted a large part of his fortune to the search
for a cure for prostate cancer.
Thomas Hamilton Broyhill II (’ 65, ’ 66 AB), 70, of
Lenoir; Aug. 20, 2011. Broyhill was a vice president
of Broyhill Furniture Industries. He was on the board
of directors of the hospital, the board of trustees of
Lees-McRae College and the Piedmont Council of
Boy Scouts. He was a tutor for GED classes. He was
a past president of the Caldwell County Carolina Club.
At UNC, he belonged to Alpha Tau Omega, Gorgon’s
Head Lodge and Order of the Beanbirds. ◆ William
Robert Bullard III (’ 65), 67, of Wagram; Aug. 17,
2011. Bullard owned and operated a secondhand
book store in Laurinburg. At UNC, he belonged to
’ 66 James W. Coghill (’ 66 ABJO) of Clem- mons, a retired educator and athletic trainer in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth
County schools for 44 years, has been honored with
the dedication of a training room in his name at
West Forsyth High School, where he substitutes
and works with athletics. ◆ Carol Gallant (’ 66
ABJO) of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., has written a play,
Card Shuffle, which won a first-place Golden Curtain
Award. The play was produced at the New Voices
Festival, sponsored by the Old Opera House in
Charles Town, W.Va. Card Shuffle, set in a small
country pharmacy, tells the story of an encounter
between an eccentric old woman, a pharmacist and
a pregnant girl. ◆ Roy Thomas Matthews (’ 66 PhD)
of Washington, D.C., has published Gittin’ Through: A
Southern Town During World War II, a novel that
shows how three generations coped with the con-
flict. Matthews retired from Michigan State Univer-
sity as professor emeritus. ◆ Robert Marion Ward
(’ 66, ’ 67 AB; ’ 70 JD; ’ 78, ’ 84 MPA) of Burlington
retired as city attorney for Burlington after a 39-year
career and was elected in November to the Burling-
ton City Council.
’ 67 Russell Earl Banks (’ 67 AB) of Keene, N. Y., joined Jonathan Yardley (’ 61 AB) at the Library of Congress’ 2011
National Book Festival. In 2011, Banks published
his latest novel, Lost Memory of Skin. (See page
100.) ◆ Linda Ellen Oxendine (’ 67 AB) of Pembroke
received a 2011 Distinguished Alumna Award from
UNC. A member of the Lumbee tribe, Oxendine served
as professor and chair of the American Indian studies department at UNC-Pembroke (1989-2006) and
as director and curator of the Native American
Resource Center at Pembroke (1982-86). She
recently served as elder-in-residence for UNC’s American Indian Center.
Noah Kinlaw Duncan (’ 67 BSBA), 66, of Cary; Aug.
3, 2011. Duncan was a CPA and business owner.
He served in the National Guard. He was a volunteer pilot and officer in Children’s Flight of Hope,
which provides free air transportation for seriously ill
or injured children. ◆ Rodney Renus Goodman Jr.
(’ 67 AB), 65, of Kinston; Sept. 11, 2011. Goodman
retired as chief District Court judge for the 8th Judicial District. He was founding member of the 8th
Judicial District Family Court. For his years of service, he received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine and
a Lifetime Achievement Award from the N.C. Association of District Court Judges. He served in the
Army. ◆ Dr. William Jacob Jasper (’ 67 MPH), 86, of
Raleigh; Aug. 7, 2011. Jasper retired as a Navy
commander after 20 years of service as a military
dentist, including service in the Korean War. He held
a variety of administrative and teaching positions in
public health. In retirement, he was active in Navy
and veterans affairs and helped establish the first
permanent Jewish chapel at the Norfolk Naval Station.
◆ Frank Kenneth McKinney (’ 67 MS, ’ 70 PhD), 67,
of Boone; April 9, 2011. McKinney was professor
emeritus of geology at Appalachian State University.
He was a Fulbright research fellow in England and
the first professor at Appalachian to receive the College of Arts & Sciences Outstanding Scholar Award.
His most recent book was The Northern Adriatic