Va.; Sept. 12, 2016. Robertson retired from Sears
in 1990. He served in the Navy as a radar operator
on the USS Mississippi. ◆ Walker Strickland
Stone (’ 57), 81, of Durham; Sept. 16, 2016.
Stone, a tobacconist, owned and operated Liberty
Warehouse in Durham. He was on many boards and
had been president of the Tobacco History Corp. at
Duke Homestead. He was in the Army Reserve.
1958 obituaries O. Gordon Banks
(’ 58 BSBA), 80, of Cary; Sept. 5, 2016. Banks
retired after a 35-year career in association
management in Washington, D.C. He was a
32nd-degree Mason and served in the Navy. At
UNC, he belonged to Alpha Kappa Psi. ◆ Hirsch
Elliot Bressler (’ 58 BSBA), 79, of Atlanta; Aug.
10, 2016. Bressler worked in insurance and real
estate, retiring as owner and broker for Bressler
Co. He was a baseball coach and commissioner
for the Northside Youth Organization and president
of B’nai B’rith. He served in the Navy. At UNC, he
belonged to the Hillel Foundation, NROTC and Zeta
Beta Tau. ◆ John “Earl” Dawkins Jr. (’ 58 BSIR),
84, of Hattiesburg, Miss.; Sept. 21, 2016. Dawkins
retired as a sales consultant after a career in the
men’s clothing business. Previously, he worked as
a manufacturer’s representative and for Waldoff’s.
He served in the Navy. At UNC, he belonged to the
baseball team. ◆ Dr. Nancy Pritchett Fawcett
(’ 58 MD), 85, of Pembroke Pines, Fla.; Sept. 16,
2016. Fawcett taught pediatric medicine for 52
years at the University of Miami Miller School of
Medicine. Following her retirement as professor
emeritus, she continued to volunteer at the pediatric
clinic and emergency room. A past president of the
Greater Miami Pediatric Society, she was inducted
into the Alpha Omega Honor Medical Society. ◆
Henry Lee Gums (’ 58, ’ 59 BSBA), 88, of Norlina;
March 30, 2016. Gums retired as a salesman with
Monk’s Furniture. Previously, he worked in sales
with Kimbrell’s, Johnson Cotton Co. and Colfax.
He was in the Army in the Korean War. ◆ Billie
Gaye Matheson (’ 58 BSN), 88, of Claremont; June
3, 2016. Matheson retired as a colonel in the Air
Force, having served in the Korean and Vietnam
wars as a medical air evacuation nurse. She
received 13 decorations throughout her military
career, including the Meritorious Service Medal
with four Oak Leaf Clusters and the Legion of
Merit Award. ◆ David Burton Oglesby (’ 58), 85, of
Virginia Beach, Va.; Sept. 16, 2016. Oglesby worked
in real estate, ending his career as a partner at
Oglesby Arnhold Realty. Previously, he worked for
Oglesby Barclift Realty and Etheridge Realty. He was
in the Air Force in the Korean War.
1959 obituaries James Davis
Armstrong (’ 59 MEd), 84, of Durham; Sept. 6,
2016. Armstrong retired as principal of Northern
High School after having worked as a principal of
Mangum, Holt and Eno Valley elementary schools.
He served in the Army. ◆ William Hugh Boone
(’ 59), 79, of Durham; Dec. 25, 2015. Boone was
a career entrepreneur, beginning his career by
founding the London Marina in Durham. He retired
as president of Uni-Can Corp. He volunteered with
the Durham Citizens Safety Patrol. ◆ William Joseph
Free (’ 59 MA, ’ 62 PhD), 83, of Athens, Ga.; June
5, 2016. Free was a professor of English at the
University of Georgia and a recipient of the Sandy
Beaver associate professorship. He wrote several
books and many articles, reviews and poems.
In retirement, he was a docent for the Georgia
Museum of Art. ◆ George A. Jones Jr. (’ 59 BSBA),
84, of Lexington, S.C.; Sept. 15, 2016. Jones retired
as territory manager for The Climatic Corp. He was in
the Navy in the Korean War. ◆ Dr. J. Wayne Martin
(’ 59 DDS), 82, of Wilmington; Sept. 13, 2016.
Martin practiced dentistry in Oxford. He received
the Silver Beaver Award as a Scoutmaster. ◆ Linda
Howard Mattingly (’ 59 ABEd), 78, of McLean, Va.;
Sept. 8, 2016. Mattingly was an administrator for
Dumbarton House in Washington, D.C., for 10 years.
Previously, she was a second-grade teacher and
a market research analyst. At UNC, she belonged
to Kappa Delta. ◆ Dr. Riley Sherman Stallings Jr.
(’ 59 DDS), 81, of Durham; Sept. 24, 2016. Stallings
worked as a dentist in private practice for 29 years.
He served in the Army. ◆ Dr. Robert M. Stevenson
(’ 59 MD), 82, of Statesville; Sept. 6, 2016.
Stevenson retired as chief of staff of the Davis
Regional Medical Center. Earlier in his career, he
worked as a radiologist at Lincoln County Hospital
and then led the radiology department at Davis
Hospital. He was in the Army in the Vietnam War.
1960 obituaries William McCall
Brinkley (’ 60 BA), 78, of Valdese; Sept. 2, 2016.
Brinkley retired as vice president and co-owner
of Brinkley Lumber Co. after 52 years. For more
than 50 years, he was on the board of South
Mountain Children and Family Services and was
a Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts. He served in
the Army. At UNC, he belonged to Pi Kappa Phi. ◆
Barbara Ray Deans (’ 60 ABJO), 78, of Red Oak;
Aug. 16, 2016. After an initial career in journalism,
Deans retired as secretary and treasurer of
College Park RVs, the recreational vehicle division
of Service-Sales, her family’s business. ◆ Jimmy
Lane Harris (’ 60, ’ 61 BSBA), 84, of Durham; Sept.
20, 2016. Harris retired from Lowe’s Contractor
Yard after a career in building material sales. He
was in the Army in the Korean War. ◆ York Larese
(’ 60, ’ 62 BA), 77, of Medford, Mass.; Feb. 6, 2016.
Larese retired as an NBA scout with Pacers Sports
& Entertainment, after overseeing sales and
promotions with the Converse and Puma athletic
clothing and equipment companies. Earlier in his
career, he was head coach of the ABA’s New York
Nets. He played for several years with the NBA’s
Chicago Packers and Philadelphia Warriors. In
1962 he played a role in the historic game in which
Warriors teammate Wilt Chamberlain scored 100
points; Larese passed to Chamberlain for an assist
on his 98th point. A standout free-throw shooter
while he was on the basketball team at UNC, his
record of making each of his 21 free-throw attempts
in a single game still stands. His 86. 8 percent
free-throw average in the 1959-60 season was
the single-season record for 25 years. He was a
three-time All-ACC selection from 1959-61 and
a second-team All-America as a senior. Larese’s
No. 22 jersey hangs in the rafters of the Smith
Center. He returned to Carolina every summer for
45 years to coach at the UNC Basketball Camp. He
also worked at the Michael Jordan Fantasy Camp
in Las Vegas, where he amazed the kids with his
still spot-on free-throw shooting. ◆ Albert George
Norman Jr. (’ 60 MA), 87, of Atlanta; July 13, 2016.
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