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School of Medicine Alumni Association. Ormand
also has received the state’s Order of the Long
Leaf Pine. Retired after 38 years in private practice,
Ormand continues to work part time in the OB-GYN
clinics at the Union County Health Department.
obituaries Nell Eley Evans (’ 55 BA), 83, of
Virginia Beach, Va.; Aug. 27, 2016. Evans retired as
a real estate broker. At UNC, she belonged to Chi
Omega. ◆ Billy Shaw “Wool” Howell Jr. (’ 55 ABJO),
85, of Davidson; Sept. 4, 2016. As a Presbyterian
minister, Howell served the congregations of First
Presbyterian Church in Shreveport, La., First Union
Presbyterian Church in Luling, La., and Derita
Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, and he helped
start seven congregations. He was in the Navy in
the Korean War. At UNC, he belonged to the NROTC
and Kappa Alpha Order. ◆ William Harvey Price Jr.
(’ 55 BSBA), 83, of Shallotte; Sept. 10, 2016. Price
retired as a partner at the accounting firm Cannon &
Co. He served in the Army. At UNC, he belonged to
Alpha Phi Omega. ◆ Audrey Blair Smith Robinson
(’ 55 BA), 81, of Lexington, Ky.; Sept. 26, 2016.
Robinson was an artist and Tai Chi instructor.
◆ Leon Ward Sylvester Jr. (’ 55 BSBA), 85, of
Richlands; Aug. 27, 2016. Sylvester established a
Piggly Wiggly franchise in Richlands in 1959 and
expanded the business throughout eastern North
Carolina. At UNC, he belonged to Phi Gamma Delta.
◆ Frank Samuel Williams (’ 55), 83, of Charlotte;
Sept. 18, 2016. Williams retired as vice president
for Southern Manufacturing. At UNC, he was on the
football and gymnastics teams.
1956 obituaries Donald Page Green
(’ 56), 86, of Monroe; Aug. 14, 2016. Green retired
as a field agent for the IRS. He served in the Army.
◆ Parasceve “Vee” Copses Hoppe (’ 56 CDH), 81,
of Charlotte; Sept. 29, 2016. Hoppe retired as a
dental hygienist after more than 40 years. After
retiring, she volunteered with the Mecklenburg
County Board of Elections. ◆ Philip Francis Nelson
(’ 56 MA, ’ 58 PhD), 88, of Chapel Hill; June 10,
2016. Nelson was interim vice chancellor at UNC
and chaired the Graduate School advisory council.
A former dean of Yale University School of Music,
he was a musicologist, professor and administrator.
During his time at Yale, he transformed its school
of music and founded the Seven Springs Group, a
consortium of music school leaders. He later was a
dean of the University of California-Santa Cruz. He
received a Fulbright Scholarship to study conducting
in Paris and held honorary degrees from Grinnell
College and Yale.
1957 update James Tully Beatty
(’ 57 BA) of Charlotte was the guest speaker at
the Today’s Topic monthly meeting at the Jewish
Community Center in Charlotte. Beatty, a member of
the U.S. team in the 1960 Olympics in Rome, spoke
about the history of the Olympics. Beatty is a past
member of the GAA Board of Directors (1967–70).
obituaries Dr. Robert Leslie Baucom (’ 57
BSMED, ’ 60 MD), 80, of Durham; Aug. 18, 2016.
Baucom retired from Central Regional Hospital in
Butner. Previously, he worked as a psychiatrist in
Columbia, S.C. He served in the Army. ◆ Robert
Kirkman Dixon (’ 57 BSBA, ’ 59 LLB), 81, of Winston-Salem; Dec. 5, 2015. At UNC, Dixon belonged
to Phi Alpha Delta. ◆ Melvin Eugene “Gene”
Hooper Sr. (’ 57), 81, of Greensboro; Sept. 12,
2016. Hooper retired as executive vice president
of Unitex Chemical Corp. after a 40-year career in
sales, management and product development in
the chemical industry. He was a 50-year emeritus
member of the American Chemical Society. ◆
William Morten “Pete” Parker (’ 57 BSBA), 84,
of Charlotte; Sept. 10, 2016. Parker retired from
Transamerica. He served in the Army. At UNC, he
belonged to the golf team and Sigma Chi. ◆ William
Charles Robertson (’ 57 BSBA), 85, of Richmond,
Snow blankets the dome of the Old Well and the grounds around it. We see the stark northern corner of Old East, to the left the more elegant Alumni
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Building, and, at the far left, the Graham Memorial — under construction at the time but not opened until five years later. “PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM 0014: UNC CAMPUS
IN SNO W: EAS T GA TE; OLD WELL; DAVIE POPLAR; AN EN TRANCE TO SUMMER SCHOOL (ARBORETUM), WINTER 1926: SCAN 1,” JOHN MORAN FROHOCK PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTION #P0042, N.C. COLLEC TION PHO TO ARCHIVES, UNC.