March 5, 2012. Babb’s first career was as an officer
in the Marines, where he served for more than 20
years, including tours of duty in Vietnam, and retired
as a lieutenant colonel. He spent the next 25 years
as a real estate broker in Virginia, where he won
nearly every designation and award given to high-per-forming brokers. He was a past president of the Carolina Club in Onslow County. At UNC, he belonged to
Order of the Old Well and the staff of The Daily Tar
Heel and served as a member of student government. ◆ Roy Alfred Berry Jr. (’ 62 PhD), 78, of
Sacramento, Calif.; March 3, 2012. Berry retired as
chemistry professor emeritus after 36 years at Mill-saps College in Jackson, Miss. He served as chairman of its chemistry department, was an assistant
Scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts and was treasurer
of the New Hebron Baptist Church. ◆ Elmer Lee
Chaney Jr. (’ 62 MEd), 77, of Concord; March 4,
2012. Chaney was a professor of psychology at
Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Ala., for
more than 40 years. He collected keyed musical
instruments, some dating from the 1830s, and
maintained detailed histories of each instrument.
Four of his instruments are designated for the
Smithsonian Institution. ◆ Alma Herb Mewborn (’ 62
MEd), 96, of Wyomissing, Pa.; Feb. 7, 2012. Mewborn retired in 1980 as a guidance counselor and
English teacher with the Wilson school district. ◆
George Elliott Moore (’ 62 AB), 76, of Raleigh; Feb.
17, 2012. Moore retired as CEO of the N.C. Medical
Society in 1993. Earlier, he was director of development at Hollins College in Virginia and assistant
vice chancellor for foundations and development at
N.C. State University. He served in the Marines. ◆
H. Edward Tickel Jr. (’ 62), 71, of Colorado Springs,
Colo.; March 3, 2012. Tickel was a special agent
supervisor with the FBI. He also sold real estate and
was a contractor.
then worked as manager of drilling operations for
Exxon Mobil on the North Slope of the Alaska Pipeline.
◆ Lewis Eugene Waddell Jr. (’ 64 AB, ’ 66 LLBJD),
69, of Conover; Feb. 26, 2012. Waddell practiced
law for 46 years, most recently in private practice.
He was Catawba County attorney in the 1970s and
’80s and served on the Catawba County board of
elections. In 1978, he was appointed to the selection
board for the Naval Academy. At UNC, he belonged
to Kappa Alpha Order. ◆ Emma Burns Womack (’ 64
MEd), 93, of Pinehurst; March 23, 2012. For 37
years, Womack taught in high schools in Kannapolis,
Cameron, Carthage and Robbins and headed guidance departments at Union Pines and Pinecrest high
schools. She served as choir director at Carthage
United Methodist Church for more than 50 years.
’ 65 Karen Lynn Parker (’ 65 ABJO) of Greensboro was inducted into the N.C. Journalism Hall of Fame, based in the
UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Parker was the first African-American woman to earn
an undergraduate degree from UNC. Her career
included editorial work for The Los Angeles Times,
The Grand Rapids Press, The Salt Lake Tribune and
The Winston-Salem Journal, from which she retired in
2010. Parker served on the GAA Board of Directors
(2005-08). ◆ Robert W. Spearman (’ 65 AB) of
Chapel Hill was appointed to a three-year term on
the N.C. State Judicial Council. Spearman, of counsel in the Raleigh office of Parker Poe Adams &
Bernstein LLP, twice served on the GAA Board of
Directors (1975-76 and 2002-05).
May 9–12, 2013
Class of ’ 63
’ 63 ■ obituaries Gordon Lynn Mattocks Jr. (’ 63 AB),
71, of Charlotte; March 4, 2012. Mattocks retired
as first vice president of sales with Wachovia
Securities Corp. At UNC, he belonged to Chi Phi. ◆
Elizabeth Graham “Betty Anne” Parker (’ 63 AB),
70, of Raleigh; March 16, 2012. Parker’s community
activities included the Junior League of Raleigh and
the board of the N.C. Museum of History Associates. She was chair of Wake Relief at Christ Episcopal Church.
What’s more, we have the numbers to back it up. UNC Hospitals ranked #1 among Triangle hospitals in eight of the 10 categories of the latest Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Provider Systems (HCAHPS) survey. We’re also home to more than 240 of The Best Doctors in America®–a list recognizing the nation’s most respected specialist and primary care physicians. This impressive roll call represents the top 5% of doctors in the United States. Both are prestigious examples of our commitment to providing world-class healthcare –all right here in the neighborhood.
’ 64 George Robert Ellison Jr. (’ 64, ’ 65 AB) of Bryson City contributed a piece to the latest book in the Eno Publishers
series of N.C. literary landscapes,
27 Views of
Asheville: A Southern Mountain Town in Prose and
Poetry. Ellison is a writer and naturalist.
Joseph John Hamlin III (’ 64), 69, of Mill Spring; Jan.
20, 2012. Hamlin owned Carolina World Travel in
Tryon and founded Green River Cabins in Campobello,
which he ran until he retired in 2006. Early in his
career, he spent 10 years in the family dairy business,