belonged to Chi Omega. ◆ Jerome Charles Golden
(’ 43 AB), 89, of Long Island, N. Y.; Dec. 27, 2011.
Golden, who entered UNC as Jerome Charles Goldfarb, was executive vice president of Sonocraft
Corp., an audio-visual products distributor, of New
York. During WWII, he was a Chinese interpreter in
the Air Force.
’ 44 ■ obituaries James Montague “Bobby” Allen (’ 44),
89, of Kingston, Tenn.; May 10, 2011. Allen retired
from Union Carbide in 1983 after 36 years in the
accounting department. He served in the Navy dur-
Carolyn Joyce Pierce Abernethy, 81, of Hickory;
Nov. 29, 2011. Abernethy worked as the nurse in
charge of labor and delivery at N.C. Memorial
Hospital. She also taught nursing at the Medical
University of South Carolina. ◆ Joyce Boone
Ammons, 80, of Fayetteville; Jan. 1, 2012. Ammons
was administrative assistant to the superintendent
of the University service plants at UNC. She also
served as secretary to the president of Louisburg
College and was an elementary school librarian in
Fayetteville. ◆ Patricia Anne Bartell (’69 MSW),
81, of Chapel Hill; Jan. 26, 2012. Details, ’69 Class
Notes. ◆ Charles Edwin Bishop, 89, of Durham;
Jan. 14, 2012. Bishop was appointed vice president of UNC in 1966. Previously, he was head of
N.C. State University’s departments of agricultural
economics and economics. In 1970, he became
the first chancellor of the University of Maryland-College Park. He also was president of the five-campus University of Arkansas system and of the
four-campus University of Houston system. After
retiring, he returned to Chapel Hill and worked for
several years with UNC and MDC, a nonprofit that
facilitates employment. ◆ Dr. William Lester
Brooks Jr., 88, of Charlotte; Jan. 14, 2012. Brooks
worked in the infirmary at UNC. He was a family
physician in Charlotte and helped establish Charlotte
Internal Medicine Associates. He served in the
Army in the Korean War. ◆ Marci Kramish Campbell
(’ 77 MPH, ’ 92 PhD), 59, of Durham; Dec. 14,
2011. Details, ’ 77 Class Notes. ◆ Dr. Arthur C.
Chandler Jr., 78, of Durham; Dec. 25, 2011.
Chandler was professor emeritus of comprehensive ophthalmology at UNC and a longtime Duke
University faculty member. He was known as the
“Voice of Cameron Indoor Stadium” at Duke
University for 40 years. He served in the Army
Reserve. ◆ Patricia Brown Crist (’ 61 BSN), 72, of
North Topsail Beach; July 16, 2011. Details, ’ 61
Class Notes. ◆ Alan Whittemore Cross, 67, of
Chapel Hill; Jan. 5, 2012. In 1978, Cross joined
the UNC faculty of the department of community
pediatrics and the department of social medicine.
He was a professor of social medicine and pediatrics
in the UNC School of Medicine and a clinical professor in the department of maternal and child
health in what is now UNC’s Gillings School of
Global Public Health. He directed the Center for
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention from 1992
to 2003. He served in the Army Medical Corps. ◆
Junius Ayers “Jay” Davis (’ 45, ’ 46 AB), 86, of
Chapel Hill; Jan. 27, 2012. Details, ’ 45 Class Notes.
◆ Dr. William Ewart Easterling Jr. (’ 56 MD), 81, of
Chapel Hill; Dec. 28, 2011. Details, ’ 56 Class Notes.
ing WWII. ◆ Marshall D. Ward (’ 44 AB), 89, of San
Diego; Dec. 5, 2011. Ward spent 32 years in the
Navy and was commander of the destroyer Barry,
which conducted a covert mission during the Cuban
Missile Crisis to inspect a Soviet freighter. He served
in communications posts for the Navy and was liaison officer in the Pentagon for the Naval Communications System Command. He sold real estate after
retiring from the Navy. At UNC, he was in NROTC.
’ 45 ■ obituaries Jennie Stout Case (’ 45 MSPH), 91, of
Greensboro; Dec. 29, 2011. Case worked in the
◆ John Gulick, 87, of Raleigh; Jan. 16, 2012.
Gulick was professor of anthropology at UNC, from
1955 to 1986, and in the mid-1960s, he became
the first chairman of the newly established department of anthropology at UNC. He worked closely
with the Carolina Population Center and wrote several scholarly works on the Cherokee in western
North Carolina. He served with the Army in WWII.
◆ Harold Galen Hoak, 82, of Charlotte; Dec. 20,
2011. Hoak was dean of the N.C. School of Banking
at UNC, the oldest state association banking school
in the nation. He retired in 1989 after a 30-year
career with Wachovia. He was chairman of the business advisory council of the UNC-Charlotte College of
Business Administration and the board of advisers
of Belmont Abbey College and was president of
the Charlotte Merchants Association. ◆ Dr. Victoria
Gwynn Johnson, 70, of Hurdle Mills; Jan. 9, 2012.
Johnson was a librarian at UNC’s Wilson Library.
She later worked in private practice as a psychologist in Greensboro for nearly 10 years. In the late
1990s, she entered East Carolina School of
Medicine and is thought to be the oldest person
to graduate from a major U.S. medical school. ◆
Margaret R. “Kip” Lester, 84, of Chapel Hill; Jan.
3, 2012. Lester was an editor in UNC’s School of
Social Science in the early 1960s and was on the
staff of the Orange County Council on Alcoholism.
◆ Ralph J. Lewter, 88, of Jacksonville; Jan. 11,
2012. Lewter was a tool-and-die machinist at UNC
in the physics department for 23 years, retiring in
1985. He served in the Army in WWII. ◆ Rachel
Elizabeth Long, 90, of Chapel Hill; Dec. 25, 2011.
Long was recognized as the second person hired by
N.C. Memorial Hospital, in 1950, and was secretary
to the director before joining UNC’s Long-Range
Planning Committee. She moved to the UNC
Facilities Planning Office in 1960, retiring in 1984.
While in facilities planning, she compiled Building
Notes, a university publication that detailed the
construction of all UNC buildings through 1984,
including completion dates, information on building names, construction costs and size. She came
out of retirement in 1993 to revise and update this
work in conjunction with the University’s bicentennial.
◆ Shirley Coggins Mason (’ 57 BSN), 76, of Chapel
Hill; Jan. 18, 2012. Details, ’ 57 Class Notes. ◆
Dr. Walter Thompson McFall Jr. (’ 55 BSDEN, ’ 58
DDS), 78, of Chapel Hill; Dec. 16, 2011. Details,
’ 55 Class Notes. ◆ Norton G. Miller, 69, of
Syracuse, N. Y.; Dec. 7, 2011. Miller was a botanist
who taught courses at UNC. He was emeritus curator of bryology and quarternary paleobotany at
the New York State Museum. ◆ Thomas Wyatt
public health field in Raleigh, Wilmington and elsewhere in the state. She taught courses in public
health issues at Lenoir-Rhyne College in the 1960s.
◆ Dr. J. Hicks Corey Jr. (’ 45 CMED), 88, of Chattanooga, Tenn.; Dec. 29, 2011. Corey was a pediatrician and senior partner at Children’s Diagnostic
Center in Chattanooga. He was a clinical assistant
professor at the University of Tennessee Clinical
Education Center and served as chief of staff at T.C.
Thompson Children’s Hospital. He was president of
the Tennessee Pediatric Society and a charter contributor to the UNC Medical Foundation. He was an
Air Force veteran. ◆ Junius Ayers “Jay” Davis (’ 45,
’ 46 AB), 86, of Chapel Hill; Jan. 27, 2012. Davis
Noonan, 78, of Charlotte;
Dec. 23, 2011. Noonan, a
physicist and astronomer,
served as university
astronomer at UNC and participated in training the Apollo
astronauts at the Morehead
Planetarium. He also was a professor at State
University of New York and wrote a book,
Cosmology and Relativity, at the request of the Air
Force. ◆ Joan Flanagan O’Brien (’ 52), 91, of
Raleigh; Nov. 17, 2011. Details, ’ 52 Class Notes. ◆
Virginia Collins Partin, 96, of Chapel Hill; Jan. 8,
2012. Partin retired from N.C. Memorial Hospital
after 30 years as a technician in Central Sterile
Supply. ◆ Marilyn Meeks “Sally” Powell (’ 48, ’ 50
ABJO), 84, of Chapel Hill; Jan. 13, 2012. Details,
’ 48 Class Notes. ◆ Lillian Ballenger Rabb, 93, of
Winston-Salem; Dec. 4, 2011. Rabb managed the
scientific storeroom at UNC for 35 years. ◆ E.
Bruce Sigmon Jr. (’ 56, ’ 72 AB; ’ 74 MBA; ’ 85 PhD),
86, of Durham; Dec. 28, 2011. Details, ’ 56 Class
Notes. ◆ George V. Taylor, 92, of Chapel Hill; Dec.
12, 2011. Taylor was professor emeritus of history
at UNC. He won numerous teaching awards and
often was tapped to speak on behalf of the
University because of his rich, sonorous voice. He
served as chairman of the faculty and of the history
department. His area of expertise was French economic history and the French revolution. During WWII,
he served as an artillery officer in the Pacific. ◆
Janet Taylor, 66, of Bellingham, Wash.; Dec. 16,
2011. Taylor was the secretary of the religion
department at UNC. She had a number of occupations, including Hellerwork practitioner, veterinary
technician and drum maker. ◆ Sally A. Walters,
72, of Chapel Hill; Feb. 24, 2012. Walters was a
lecturer in the School of Journalism and Mass
Communication from 1991 to 2007. Earlier, she had
been an assistant professor in Ohio University’s
Scripps School of Journalism. She joined the
Carolina Alumni Review in early 2004 as an editorial
assistant, primarily responsible for writing obituary
reports in the magazine’s Class Notes section.
Story, page 78. ◆ Nancy Idol White (’ 48 BSLS), 89,
of Carrboro; Nov. 28, 2011. Details, ’ 48 Class Notes.
◆ Nettie Jean Bradley Wilburn, 79, of Chapel Hill;
Nov. 30, 2011. Wilburn worked in the UNC School
of Pharmacy and the department of genetics and
metabolism. She retired from the UNC School of
Nursing Continuing Education Program in 1997.
After retiring, she joined the Peace Corps and served
in Haiti and St. Vincent. She was one of the founding
members of Binkley Baptist Church in Chapel Hill.