He served in the Army. ◆ Dan Melvin Slate (’ 61),
72, of Mars Hill; Jan. 26, 2012. Slate was an assistant Scout executive with the Boy Scouts, retiring
after 34 years. He served in the Marines. At UNC,
he belonged to Alpha Kappa Psi.
’ 62 Julius LeVonne Chambers (’ 62 LLBJD) of Charlotte received the 2012 Citizen of the Carolinas Award from the Charlotte
Chamber of Commerce. Chambers, who retired as
chancellor of N.C. Central University in 2001, opened
the first racially integrated law practice in North
Carolina in 1964 and served as head of the NAACP
Defense Fund in the 1980s. ◆ Dr. Jacob Andrew
Lohr (’ 62, ’ 64 AB; ’ 67 MD) of Chapel Hill received a
Teaching Excellence Award from the UNC School of
Medicine Academy of Educators. Lohr is the Lohr
Distinguished Professor of general pediatrics at UNC.
◆ Pender Roberts McElroy (’ 62 BSBA, ’ 68 JD) of
Charlotte received a 2012 Citizen Lawyer Award
from the N.C. Bar Association for his service as a
champion of the cause of Legal Aid of N.C. and
Legal Services of Southern Piedmont. McElroy, who
practices law with James McElroy & Diehl PA, served
on the N.C. Commission for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services
for 13 years, seven years as chair.
Harriett Betty Presser (’ 62 MA), 75, of Bethesda,
Md.; May 1, 2012. Presser founded the Maryland
Population Research Center in 1988 and was its
director until 2001. She was a Distinguished
Professor at the University of Maryland, having
joined the faculty in 1976. The sociology department established the Presser Research Fellowship
in Sociology to support graduate students. In 1992,
she was named Distinguished Alumni Scholar by
George Washington University. ◆ Warren Rose (’ 62
PhD), 86, of Atlantic Beach, Fla.; June 16, 2012.
Rose owned and operated a drug store in Illinois
before he began a teaching career in transportation
economics at the University of Tennessee and the
University of Houston. He retired from Texas A&M
University. He wrote several books and academic
articles. He served in the Navy during WWII.
May 9–12, 2013
Class of ’ 63
’ 63 Dana Smith Crunkleton (’ 63 ABEd) of Gastonia was elected president of the Gaston Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
Crunkleton, a retired middle school teacher, is a 10-
year volunteer at the hospital and served several
terms on its board.
James Fraser Cornell Jr. (’ 63 BSGEO), 71, of Charlotte; June 17, 2012. An entomologist and two-time
Fulbright Scholar, Cornell taught at Appalachian
State University, Lees-McRae College and N.C. State
University before teaching in the International Baccalaureate Program in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg
schools. He discovered six new species of beetles,
which are named after him and his family. ◆ A. Joel
Garrett (’ 63), 71, of Julian; July 17, 2012. Garrett
was a pilot with Piedmont and US Airways for more
than 30 years. ◆ Joyce Kaufman Moore (’ 63 BSN,
’ 76 MPH), 71, of Chapel Hill; July 5, 2012. Moore
was a lifelong advocate for children and worked for
the Child Medical Evaluation Program at the UNC
School of Medicine. At UNC, she belonged to Alpha
Delta Pi. ◆ Barry Vernon Watson (’ 63 BSPHR), 70,
of Lenoir; July 19, 2012. Watson was a retired pharmacist. At UNC, he belonged to Phi Delta Chi.
’ 64 F. Daniel Batten III (’ 64 AB) of Charleston, S.C., was named to a four- year term on the UNC Board of Visitors.
Batten, a managing partner with Carolina Commercial
LLC, served on the GAA Board of Directors (2009-12).
◆ H. Houston Groome Jr. (’ 64 LLBJD) of Lenoir was
inducted into the N.C. Bar Association General Practice Hall of Fame. Groome is a senior partner with
Groome, Tuttle, Pike & Blair. ◆ Douglas Milton Orr Jr.
(’ 64 MBA, ’ 69 PhD) of Black Mountain is featured in
a collection of biographies by Jack J. Prather, Twelve
Notables in Western North Carolina. Orr is an author,
retired president of Warren Wilson College and former
vice chancellor and professor of geography at UNC-Charlotte.
Carol Smith St. Charles (’ 64 CMT, ’ 65 BSMTC), 70,
of Richmond, Va.; June 15, 2012. St. Charles was
among the first women to receive a degree in medical technology. She worked in the chemistry lab of
the McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond for 37
years. At UNC, she belonged to Alpha Gamma Delta.
◆ Richard Anthony Fellman (’ 64, ’ 66 AB), 69, of
North Attleboro, Mass.; June 25, 2012. Fellman
began his career as a pharmaceutical representative
and was national sales manager when he took a
position with a medical instrument company. He
served in the Army as an interpreter. He played football at UNC. ◆ Alan Evanda McKnight (’ 64 BSBA),
70, of Fremont, Ohio; June 17, 2012. McKnight
retired from Union Carbide/Eveready Battery as an
industrial engineer. He was an active member of AA
for more than 27 years. ◆ Dr. George Otto Wells Jr.
(’ 64 AB, ’ 68 DDS), 69, of Burgaw; June 29, 2012.
Wells practiced dentistry for 35 years in Burgaw. He
served in the Army during the Vietnam War.
’ 65 L. Oval Jaynes Jr. (’ 65 MEd) of Blowing Rock was inducted into the National Association of Collegiate Directors of
Athletics Hall of Fame. Jaynes retired in spring 2011
as director of athletics at Jacksonville State University,
capping more than 20 years in coaching.
H. Raynard “Ray” Eller (’ 65, ’ 74 BSBA), 69, of Palm
City, Fla.; June 16, 2012. Eller, a stockbroker, opened
and co-managed a Smith-Barney office in 1981. Later,
he joined Merrill Lynch in Stuart, Fla. ◆ Anne Alphin
Hobson (’ 65 BSN), 69, of Pinehurst; June 22, 2012.
Hobson retired as the executive director of Northern
Virginia Regional Park. She also owned and operated
Anne’s Village Shop, a ladies’ and children’s retail shop
in Dunn. ◆ Priscilla Chase Ketchum (’ 65 BSDH), 69,
of Biddeford, Maine; June 25, 2012. Ketchum was a
dental hygienist and worked as a programmer in banks
before retiring in 2005 as a systems analyst for
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. ◆ Paul Douglas Long
(’ 65 AB), 69, of Virginia Beach, Va.; June 21, 2012.
Long retired as a cardiovascular technologist with
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. ◆ James Louis
Rogers (’ 65), 70, of Fayetteville; Aug. 17, 2011.
Rogers was a telecommunications contractor.
’ 66 Otto Juan Reich (’ 66 AB) of McLean, Va., received the 2012 Walter Judd Freedom Award from the Fund for
American Studies. Reich served as U.S. assistant
secretary of state for the Western Hemisphere affairs
and special envoy for Western Hemisphere initiatives in the National Security Council under President George W. Bush and as the U.S. ambassador
to Venezuela under Presidents Ronald Reagan and
George H. W. Bush.
Harold L. Cook (’ 66 ABEd, ’ 70 MSW, ’ 83 PhD), 68,
of Kannapolis; July 24, 2012. Cook was a medical
researcher and faculty member in the UNC School
of Medicine. ◆ Ann Davis Grant (’ 66 BSPT), 67, of
Raleigh; March 11, 2012. Grant retired as a physical
therapist with HCA. At UNC, she belonged to Phi Mu.
◆ W. Smith “Smitty” Kirkland (’ 66), 67, of
Henderson; Jan. 7, 2012. Kirkland was general
manager of Freedom Homes when he retired.
Previously, he was a sales manager with National
Cash Register in Raleigh. ◆ Sara King Smith (’ 66
MAT, ’ 71 PhD), 93, of Greensboro; July 2, 2012.
Smith taught for 36 years at Asheboro High School
and received the Ambassadors of Achievement
Award from the American Institute for Foreign Study
for her study abroad efforts. During WWII, she
worked for the American Red Cross. ◆ Linda Cowan
Warfford (’ 66), 67, of Siler City; Dec. 18, 2011. An
educator, Warfford retired in 2010 as associate vice
president of accreditation in the Southern Association
of Colleges and Schools. She was assistant superintendent of Chatham County schools, where she also
taught. She was Teacher of the Year in 1976 for the
Asheboro city schools. She received the Distinguished
Alumni Award from Chowan University.
Lawrence Allan Cross Jr.
(’ 66 BSMAT), 73, of
Cheshire, Conn.; June 27,
2012. Following a 20-year
career with the Navy, during
which he received numer-
ous medals, Cross retired
as a principal engineer
from American Nuclear Insurers. As an adjunct
faculty member of Post University in Waterbury,
Conn., he pioneered online instruction.
’ 67 ■ obituaries Edward Lawrence Garrison (’ 67 MSW),
71, of Greenville; June 29, 2012. Garrison directed
departments of social services in Pitt and Halifax
counties for 37 years. Upon his retirement in 2005,
he received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. In 2009,
he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from
the N.C. Association of County Directors of Social
Services. He served as president of the N.C. Association of County Directors of Social Services and was
named Director of the Year in 1977. ◆ Ralph Reid
Todd (’ 67 MEd), 99, of Chapel Hill; July 10, 2012.
Todd’s career in the military spanned 24 years and
included service in WWII and the Korean War. After