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Alamance counties. After retirement, she served
on the boards of Tri County Mental Health and
the Rowan County Habitat for Humanity.
Charles Stanley Ackerman (’ 55 BSBA) of Atlanta
has received a plaque honoring his real estate
career from the Buckhead Coalition, an invita-tion-only nonprofit civic association comprising
100 CEOs of major local firms for the northern quadrant of Atlanta. The plaque contains
a laminated copy of the full-page feature on
Ackerman’s Best of the Year honor from the local
chapter of the National Association of Industrial
and Office Properties local chapter. Ackerman
has served as a director of the Buckhead Coalition since 1989.
Richard Scott Craddock (’ 55 ABEd), 80, of
Burlington; Feb. 8, 2014. A career educator,
Craddock spent 20 years at Western Carolina
University, where he was head of the education department. He also served on the UNC
System Faculty Senate. In retirement, he taught
computer classes at Chapel Hill retirement
communities and Spanish at El Centro Latino. At
UNC, he belonged to Glee Club. ◆ Robert James
Dever (’ 55 BSPHR), 80, of Greensboro; March 3,
2014. Dever retired as senior vice president of
Morehead Memorial Hospital in Eden, where he
worked for 32 years. He opened and directed the
hospital’s pharmacy. ◆ W. Curtis Holt (’ 55), 83,
of Greensboro; Feb. 12, 2014. Holt retired from
Pest Management Systems. He and his wife and
daughters opened a dance studio in Greensboro.
A member of several ballroom dancing clubs, he
received the gold medal for tap dancing at the
2010 Senior Games. ◆ John R. Long (’ 55), 81,
of Belmont; March 20, 2014. Long worked for
the accounting firm of Ernst & Ernst. He served
in the Army in the Korean War. ◆ Thomas Watts
Mauldin (’ 55 BSIR), 81, of Winston-Salem; Dec.
20, 2013. Mauldin was a retired real estate
broker. He served in the Navy. ◆ James Worrell
Pruett (’ 55 AB, ’ 57 MA, ’ 62 PhD), 81, of Chapel
Hill; Feb. 26, 2014. Pruett taught music at UNC
for 25 years, 10 as the music department chair.
A pianist and music librarian, he helped build
UNC’s music library into a nationally admired
institution with a major collection. In 1987, he
left UNC to be chief of the music division at the
U.S. Library of Congress, where he worked until
1995. In 1993, he received UNC’s Distinguished
Alumnus Award. At UNC, he belonged to Glee
Club. ◆ William Redden Williams (’ 55 ABEd,
’ 56 MEd, ’ 67 PhD), 85, of Hamlet; Oct. 2, 2013.
Williams retired as vice president of Richmond
Community College. Previously, he held posts
at Cuyahoga Community College and El Paso
Community College. ◆ Charles Thomas Wimbish
(’ 55 BSGEO), 81, of Martinsville, Va.; Jan. 15,
2014. An optometrist, Wimbish taught optometry
at UNC. He operated the Wimbish Eye Center in
Martinsville for more than 40 years and was pastor of the Christian Word Fellowship and Living
Word Church for 20 years.
William Edgar Drummond II (’ 56), 80, of Graham; March 20, 2014. Drummond retired as an
accountant with Golden State Foods. Previously,
he was in management with Carolina Steel. At
UNC, he belonged to Glee Club. ◆ Henrietta
Roberts Fox (’ 56 MEd), 94, of Lumberton; Jan.
4, 2014. Fox was director of instructional service
of Lumberton city schools from 1962 until 1981.
She also served on the board of education
and worked with Girl Scouts. She competed
in ballroom dancing and was an Ikenobo state
flower judge. At UNC, she belonged to Alpha
Delta Kappa. ◆ William Goodson Mangum (’ 56
AB, ’ 59 MA), 89, of Chapel Hill; Dec. 30, 2013.
Mangum taught art at Salem College for 25 years
and served as chairman of its art department.
He helped found Art Works Gallery and Associated Artists in Winston-Salem, and his work was
displayed in New York, North Carolina, Virginia
and Europe. In retirement, he played trombone
with the Wilmington Concert Band, as well as a
big band and a blues and jazz group. In WWII,
he served in the Army Air Forces. ◆ Louis Knox
Newton (’ 56 AB, ’ 57 LLBJD), 85, of Wilmington;
March 17, 2014. Newton spent his law career in
Wilmington. Previously, he worked for the FBI. His
interests included the lighthouses of southeastern North Carolina, and in 1993, he was appointed by the governor to the Cape Fear Navigation
and Pilotage Commission. He served in the Army
in the Korean War. ◆ John Llewellyn Skinner Jr.
(’ 56), 81, of Stuart, Va.; March 2, 2014. Skinner
retired as a horticulture researcher with N.C.
State University. At UNC, he belonged to Beta
Theta Pi. ◆ Samuel Merriweather Watkins Jr.
(’ 56 BSBA), 80, of Henderson; Feb. 22, 2014.
The president of Rose Oil Co., Watkins was a
driving force in Henderson and Vance County
community and business projects, including
forming the Embassy Cultural Center Foundation
and construction of a new public library. A member of the Vance County Economic Development
Commission for 33 years, he co-founded the
Henderson Downtown Development Corp. His
awards include the state’s Order of the Long Leaf
Pine and the Community Hero and Outstanding
Citizen of the Year awards from the Vance County
Board of Commissioners. He served in the Army.
At UNC, he belonged to Sigma Nu.
Carolyn Seyffert Hatt (’ 57 ABJO), 78, of Front
Royal, Va.; Feb. 1, 2014. Hatt retired from the
National Geographic Society, where she was a
researcher-editor for its magazine and managing
editor for an educational division. She was a Reiki
therapy master, as well as an associate minister
in the Divine Life Church in Baltimore and served
on the board of the Darshan Charitable Trust.
She was founding editor of Darshan, the church’s
journal and publishing company. At UNC, she
belonged to Chi Omega, was a Campus Y officer
and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. ◆ Edward C.
Lipman (’ 57 BSBA), 78, of Cary; March 23, 2014.
Lipman founded Edward C. Lipman Co. and Oliver,
Lipman & Associates, a finance company that
specialized in corporate mergers and acquisitions. Previously, he was group controller for Borg
Warner Clinical & Plastics and corporate controller
for Western Pacific Industries. At UNC, he belonged to Pi Lambda Phi, Order of the Old Well,
student government and the staff of The Daily Tar
Heel. ◆ Baxter Norton (’ 57 ABEd), 79, of Sylva;
Jan. 31, 2014. Norton retired as a mathematics
professor at Western Carolina University. ◆ Phillip
Ray Williamson (’ 57), 78, of Norwalk, Conn.;
Feb. 27, 2014. Williamson retired as northeast
regional director for Alamo car rental company. He
also worked for Avis, American International and
Discount Rent-A-Car. Previously, he was an actor
in New York and appeared in plays and on TV.
Dr. Rebecca Hatcher Buckley (’ 58 MD) of Durham
and fellow pediatrician Dr. Jennifer M. Puck have received the 2014 Col. Harland D. Sanders Lifetime
Achievement Award in Genetics from the March of
Dimes. Buckley and Puck were recognized for research that laid the groundwork for early detection
and treatment of severe combined immunodeficiency, or SCID. Buckley’s work showed that SCID
could be effectively treated by bone-marrow transplantation, regardless of molecular type. Buckley is
professor of immunology and the J. Buren Sidbury
Professor of pediatrics at Duke University.
William Leon Carter (’ 58 BSBA), 81, of Raleigh;
Feb. 7, 2014. Carter followed a career in accounting by establishing a real estate agency. An Eagle
Scout, he served in the Air Force in the Korean War.
At UNC, he belonged to Theta Chi. ◆ Dr. Dennis
Shelton Cook Jr. (’ 58 BSST, ’ 62 DDS), 78, of
Lenoir; Jan. 30, 2014. Cook began practicing dentistry in Lenoir in 1964 and was a staff member
of Caldwell Memorial Hospital. A member of the
National Board of Dental Examiners and the N.C.
Board of Dental Examiners, he served in the Air
Force. At UNC, he belonged to Delta Sigma Delta.
◆ Vernon Clay Culpepper Sr. (’ 58 ABEd, ’ 67 MEd),
82, of Raleigh; Feb. 14, 2014. Culpepper retired
as a field consultant with the N.C. Association of
Educators. A recipient of the first NCAE Award,
he taught for 10 years at Williams High School
in Burlington before going to the N.C. Teachers’
Association as an education and teacher advocate.
He served in the Air Force. ◆ Jack Fleet Lewis Sr.
(’ 58 AB), 77, of Archdale; March 10, 2014. Lewis
owned and operated Lewis Auto Supply Co. until
he closed the business in 1995. His community
activities included service on the board of the High
Point Housing Authority. He served in the Navy.
At UNC, he belonged to Chi Psi and NROTC. ◆
James Cameron MacRae (’ 58 AB, ’ 61 LLBJD), 80,
of Fayetteville; Feb. 16, 2014. MacRae worked in
the Fayetteville legal community for more than 50
years and was senior partner in MacRae, Perry,
MacRae & Whitley. A past president of the Cumberland County Bar, he was state bar counselor for the
12th Judicial District. He served in the Army during
the Korean War. At UNC, he belonged to Delta Kappa Epsilon. ◆ Carl Prichard Mims (’ 58 MEd), 98,