Ralph Davenport Morris Jr. (’ 49 BSCOM), 84, of
Asheville; Jan. 17, 2012. Morris was owner of Stuart Nye Silver Shop. Among his numerous civic
involvements, he served on the Asheville City Council
from 1971 to 1981. He was named Asheville Man
of the Year in 1959. During WWII, he served in the
Army Air Corps and Navy. ◆ Ann Keen Pittman (’ 49
AB), 84, of Decatur, Ga.; Jan. 13, 2012. Pittman
retired from NationsBank (now Bank of America),
where she was vice president of pension and profit-sharing and retirement planning from 1969 to 1997.
She was a world traveler who took the Silk Road trip
through China soon after it opened to the West. ◆
Donnell Everett Scott Jr. (’ 49 BSCOM), 86, of
Burlington; Jan. 26, 2012. Scott owned several textile operations in the Graham-Burlington area during
his career. During WWII, he was a tail gunner in the
Army Air Corps and flew missions after being shot
down in enemy territory. At UNC, he belonged to
Sigma Alpha Epsilon. ◆ Burton Sparer (’ 49 AB, ’ 51
MRP), 86, of Athens, Ga.; Dec. 23, 2011. Sparer
retired in 1985 after a career as a city and regional
planner for the University of Georgia and was a planning adviser to Georgia’s city and county governments.
During WWII, he served in the Army Air Forces. At UNC,
he was on the swim team. ◆ Donald Grant Stave
(’ 49 AB, ’ 50 BSLS), 87, of Portland, Ore.; Nov. 29,
2011. Stave was a librarian for 15 years before joining Richard Abel & Co., a bookselling company where
he pioneered innovative methods to supply books to
academic libraries. He served in the Army during
WWII. ◆ Sarah Lindsay Tate (’ 49 AB, ’ 54 LLB), 84,
of Raleigh; Dec. 9, 2011. Tate was a lawyer and
served two terms on the state Utilities Commission.
She was a civil rights advocate who worked on the
Senate election campaign of Frank Porter Graham
(class of 1909). At UNC, she was a member of student government and Law Review.
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’ 50 ■ obituaries Nick Bunn Boddie Jr. (’ 50), 84, of
Rocky Mount; Dec. 2, 2011. Boddie was vice chair
of Boddie-Noell Enterprises, a major franchisee of
Hardee’s and other restaurants. He was inducted
into the N.C. Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in 1991.
An Eagle Scout and recipient of the Silver Beaver and
Silver Antelope awards, he was honored by the Boy
Scouts in 2010, when a camping facility on the
Pamlico River was named Camp Boddie for him and
his brother. At UNC, he belonged to Phi Gamma Delta.
◆ John Thomas Cooper Sr. (’ 50 AB), 83, of Fullerton, Calif.; Jan. 9, 2012. Cooper worked in human
resources with U.S. Gypsum, North American Aviation
and Los Angeles County. He served in the Navy during the Korean War. At UNC, he belonged to Kappa
Alpha Order. ◆ Harvey Clifton Greeson (’ 50 BSPHR),
87, of Sanford; Jan. 24, 2012. Greeson was a pharmacist who began his career with Mann’s Drug Store
in Sanford. He opened Greeson’s Pharmacy in 1982
and worked into his 80s. During WWII, he was a
bombardier in the Air Force. At UNC, he belonged to
Kappa Psi. ◆ William Baylies Parker Jr. (’ 50 AB), 87,
of Raleigh; Dec. 30, 2011. Parker was president of
his own real estate company, W.B. Parker & Co. He
was a charter member of the Bayleaf Volunteer Fire
Department and served on its board of directors for
50 years, the last 17 as president. He served in the
Marines during WWII. At UNC, he belonged to Glee Club
and Alpha Tau Omega. ◆ Harry Cullum Phillips Jr.
(’ 50 AB), 87, of Denton, Texas; Dec. 8, 2011.
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