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representative with Warner-Lambert Co. He served
in the Army. At UNC, he belonged to Theta Chi. ◆
Vernon Price (’ 58 AB), 77, of Vienna, Va.; March
13, 2013. Price retired as a guidance counselor
with Langston Hughes Intermediate School in
Allen George Thomas (’ 59 AB, ’ 61 LLBJD) of
Wilson has been inducted in the N.C. Bar Association’s General Practice Hall of Fame. Wilson is
in practice with Thomas & Farris PA, the firm he
founded with his cousin, Charles Patrick Farris Jr.
(’ 69 AB, ’ 73 JD).
Carl Edward Harris (’ 59, ’ 60 AB), 80, of
Winston-Salem; June 23, 2013. Harris retired
from Reynolds American Inc. He served in the
Air Force. ◆ Samuel Spalding Hutchinson (’ 59
BSBA), 78, of Middleton, Mass.; June 18, 2013.
Hutchinson retired from Boston Mutual Life Insurance and General Electric. At UNC, he belonged
to Delta Sigma Pi and Campus Y. ◆ Timothy
Gordon McCollum (’ 59 BSMAT, ’ 65 LLBJD),
75, of Santa Barbara, Calif.; Nov. 13, 2012. An
investment manager, McCollum previously was
an agent with the FBI. He served in the Marines.
At UNC, he belonged to Order of the Coif, NROTC
and men’s tennis. ◆ Katherine Preston Wilson
(’ 59 MSW), 91, of Greensboro; June 29, 2013.
Wilson’s 30-year career in social work included
posts in North Carolina and Delaware. In Guilford
County, she set up the first protective-service
program for abused and neglected children, and
she administered the state Department of Social
Services foster-care program and licensing of
day care facilities. She served two terms as pres-
ident of the Guilford College chapter of AARP,
which she helped organize.
Class of ’ 59
May 8–11, 2014
Martha June Lamb (’ 60 MSW), 88, of Asheville;
June 8, 2013. Lamb was a medical social worker
until 1968, working mostly in Japan, where she
treated casualties of the atomic bomb explosions. ◆ Edna Tysor Robertson (’ 60 AB), 75, of
Winston-Salem; July 3, 2013. Robertson began
her career as a social worker in Winston-Salem
and later became an assistant librarian at Summit School.
Jo-Ann Mills Hope (’ 61), 74, of Concord; June 15,
2013. Hope retired as a registered nurse with
Cabarrus County. ◆ Robert Sherman Masters
(’ 61 MBA), 81, of San Antonio; June 4, 2013.
Masters served in the Marines for 27 years as
a pilot and retired as a lieutenant colonel. He
also owned and operated Master Plan Travel
Agency and was a sales manager with American
Hospital Supply Corp. ◆ Betty Yeager Powell
(’ 61, ’ 64 AB), 73, of Burlington; July 10, 2013. A
director of Bobbitt Laboratories and an associate
of Carolina Biological Supply Co., Powell served
on the UNC Board of Visitors and the Education
Foundation. She was appointed to the John Motley Morehead Memorial Commission in 1991 and
served on the board of directors of the Executive
Mansion Fund. A past member of the Burlington
Day School board of directors, she also served
on the UNC Brooks Foundation County Committee. At UNC, she belonged to Delta Delta Delta.
C. Willing Browne III (’ 62 BSIR), 73, of Littleton,
Colo.; June 14, 2013. Browne retired as a partner
in Hall & Evans in Denver, where he concentrated
his practice on railroad law. He was past president of the local chapter of the American Board of
Trial Advocates. ◆ Charles Melvin Hudson Jr. (’ 62
MA, ’ 65 PhD), 80, of Frankfort, Ky.; June 8, 2013.
A leading scholar in the early history of native
peoples of the American South, Hudson wrote
16 books, including The Southeastern Indians. In
1964, he joined the faculty of the University of
Georgia, where he was professor of anthropology
and history. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from UNC in 2004. During the Korean
■ retrospect: 1950
Carolina cheerleaders don helmets and take to a slide atop a flatbed truck that’s been gussied up for a Franklin Street parade. “We’re sliding to
victory,” their banner reads. The photo appeared in the 1950 Yackety Yack.