Ruth Reilly Edelman (’ 47, ’ 51 CPHN), 90, of Temple Terrace, Fla.; May 25, 2013. Edelman spent
most of her nursing career at Mercy Hospital in
Charlotte. She served in the Army Nurse Corps
during WWII. ◆ Enzo William Farneti (’ 47), 88, of
Binghamton, N. Y.; May 17, 2013. Farneti was CFO
for Gateway Communications and an accountant
for Ernst & Whinney. He also was controller for
WNBF/WBNG TV. A proud member of the YMCA,
he belonged to the Jesse Hyde 15,000-Mile Jogging Club. During WWII, he served in the Navy. ◆
Mildred Bulluck Givens (’ 47 AB), 86, of Fountain
Inn, S.C.; June 17, 2013. Givens taught social
studies and math for 30 years in Greenville
County schools. She taught Sunday school to
fourth- and fifth-graders for 40 years at Fountain
Inn Baptist Church. ◆ Margaret Stanton McDonald (’ 47 BSLS), 88, of Oscoda, Mich.; March 17,
2013. McDonald retired from Oakland University
as a music librarian. She previously worked in
Detroit and Pontiac libraries. ◆ Norris Watson
Preyer (’ 47 AB), 87, of Charlotte; June 5, 2013.
Preyer taught American history for 33 years, first
at Guilford College and then at Queens College
(now Queens University), from which he retired
with emeritus status in 1990. He was chair of
the history department for most of those years.
An honorary alumnus of Queens, he served on
the boards of the Charlotte Museum of History
and the Nature Museum. His writings appeared
in the Encyclopedia of Southern History, the
Biographical Directory of N.C. History and the
Encyclopedia of N.C. History. He served in the Navy
during WWII. ◆ Robert Laban Sherrill (’ 47), 88,
of Charlotte; July 23, 2013. After practicing optometry in Charlotte for 41 years, Sherrill retired
in 1991. An elder at Plaza Presbyterian Church,
he also served on the board of the Boy Scouts.
He served in the Army during W WII, fighting in the
Battle of the Bulge, and received the Bronze Star.
◆ Claude Edward Teague Jr. (’ 47 AB, ’ 50 PhD),
88, of Winston-Salem; June 7, 2013. Teague was
a research chemist and director of research and
development administration with R.J. Reynolds
Tobacco. He served in the Army during WWII,
fought in the Battle of the Bulge and received
a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. At UNC, he
belonged to Alpha Chi Sigma.
Mark Reese Sumner (’ 48 AB, ’ 54 MA) of Chapel
Hill has been cited for outstanding achievement
in service to the Coast Guard Auxiliary, Fifth District, Southern Region, from June 1974 to August
2012. Sumner is a retired writer, theater director
and manager, and professor of drama at UNC.
Rebekah Fulghum Kirby (’ 48), 94, of Asheville;
July 9, 2013. For 16 years, Kirby served on the
board of trustees for East Carolina University
and, in 1976, was elected president of the
Democratic Women of North Carolina. She
retired from the staff of the Office of Develop-
ment at Duke University in 1989 and received an
honorary membership in the Founders Society.
Previously, she was the society editor for the
Wilson newspaper and wrote a column for The
Goldsboro News-Argus. ◆ Mildred Chaney Miller
(’ 48 CPHN), 94, of Asheville; July 15, 2013.
Miller’s career as a nurse spanned 34 years.
She retired in 1977 from the Buncombe County
Health Department, where she was a nursing
supervisor and co-director of public health. ◆
Richard Phillips “Doc” Moses (’ 48 BSCOM),
87, of Sumter, S.C.; July 21, 2013. A longtime
businessman and real estate broker, Moses was
the first non-hospital administrator to serve as
a trustee and chairman of the board for the S.C.
Hospital Association. He was elected mayor of
Sumter and was influential in the national and
statewide health care sector. Carolinas Hospital
& Health Services, where he was chairman,
bestowed on him the Distinguished Service
Award in 1977. He also received the Southeast-
ern Hospital Conference Distinguished Service
Award for Excellence in 1990. An Eagle Scout, he
served in the Navy. ◆ Thomas M.D. O’Shea Sr.
(’ 48 AB), 88, of Durham; July 16, 2013. O’Shea
retired as a residential and small-commercial
architect. He served in the Army Air Corps during
WWII. At UNC, he belonged to Beta Theta Pi. ◆
Edward B. “Joe” Porter Jr. (’ 48 BSCOM), 91, of
St. Petersburg, Fla.; May 18, 2013. Porter retired
as vice chair of Florida Federal Savings & Loan.
During W WII, he served in the Army Air Corps and
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