Harney retired as an associate professor of
nursing at the University of Central Arkansas after
a long career in nursing. She taught nursing at
the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
and worked as a nursing coordinator with the
Children and Youth Project. She helped establish
the pediatric nurse practitioner program at UAMS
and was one of the first five nurses to become
a nurse practitioner in Arkansas. ◆ W. Sands
“Sandy” Hobgood Jr. (’ 67 BA, ’ 70 MS), 71, of
Chapel Hill; Aug. 27, 2016. Hobgood worked for
IBM for 30 years in research, development and
systems architecture in New York, North Carolina
and England. Following his retirement, he became
a church musician and community music director,
founding the Really Terrible Orchestra of the Triangle
in 2008. At UNC, he belonged to the student
legislature and Campus Y. ◆ Gail Patrick Martin
(’ 67 ABEd), 71, of Atlanta; Aug. 11, 2016. Martin
retired from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools
after 30 years as a first-grade teacher. At UNC,
she belonged to Phi Mu. ◆ James Allen Vinson III
(’ 67 BA, ’ 71 JD), 71, of Goldsboro; Aug. 26, 2016.
Vinson practiced real estate law in Goldsboro for
45 years. ◆ Henry Lee Weathers Jr. (’ 67), 71, of
Shelby; Aug. 17, 2016. Weathers worked as head of
the advertising department at the Shelby Daily Star.
He retired as a partner in the business.
1968 updates Lester J. Levine (’ 68,
’69 ABEd; ’ 73 MEd) of Chapel Hill has published
9/11 Memorial Visions: Innovative Concepts from the
2003 World Trade Center Site Memorial Competition.
The book is based on the seven months Levine
spent reviewing all 5,201 entries to the competition
and another four years spent interviewing the
creators of entries to understand their response to
the horrific events and to trace the evolving concept
of a memorial. ◆ Dr. T. Wayne Wilson (’ 68 BA, ’ 75
DDS) of Salisbury has retired from dentistry after
41 years. After serving for two years as a dentist
in the Air Force, Wilson opened a private practice,
focusing on emergency dental care and maturing to
all aspects of dental hygiene.
obituaries David Earl Beck (’ 68), 70, of
Salisbury; Sept. 7, 2016. Beck retired as a special
education teacher in the Burke County schools after
40 years in special needs education. He was in
the Army in the Vietnam War. ◆ Lloyd Gene Fisher
(’ 68 ABEd), 70, of Brevard; Sept. 18, 2016. Fisher
owned and operated Fisher Realty. Previously, he
worked as a salesman, teacher and coach. At UNC,
he belonged to the football team. ◆ Francis Marion
“Frank” Parker Jr. (’ 68 BA, ’ 79 JD), 69, of Asheville;
Dec. 15, 2015. Throughout Parker’s varied career,
he worked for the Peace Corps in Somalia, for
the N.C. Botanical Garden and as the executive
director for the Asheville YWCA and owned Les Bons
Temps, a rare-book and coin store. At UNC, he was
a Morehead Scholar, belonged to the Order of the
Coif and the tennis team and was elected to Phi
Beta Kappa. ◆ Patricia Cook Slutzker (’ 68 MS), 87,
of Pacific Palisades, Calif.; Oct. 5, 2015. Slutzker
was the associate dean of the school of nursing at
the University of Alaska-Anchorage. Previously, she
was an assistant professor of nursing at Ball State
University and at the University of South Carolina
College of Nursing. ◆ Jesse Elvin Teel Jr. (’ 68
BSMAT, ’ 76 PhD), 74, of Irmo, S.C.; Sept. 15, 2016.
Teel was a business professor at the University
of Alabama, Michigan State University and the
University of South Carolina, from which he retired
as Distinguished Professor Emeritus of marketing. In
1986, he received the Alfred G. Smith Jr. Award for
Excellence in Teaching from the Darla Moore School
of Business. He was in the Navy in the Vietnam War.
At UNC, he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
1969 update Richard Louis Doughton
(’69, ’ 68 BA) of Sparta has received a 2016 Citizen
Lawyer Award from the N.C. Bar Association.
Doughton was recognized for his service, since
1997, as a special Superior Court judge and as the
Alleghany County attorney, Sparta’s town attorney
and attorney for the Alleghany County school board.
He was president of the local and judicial district bar
and board chair of Blue Ridge Bank.
obituaries Augustus Thomas “Tommy” Allen
III (’69, ’ 70 BSBA), 69, of Raleigh; Sept. 16, 2016.
Allen was a CPA and partner at A. T. Allen Co. He
had been president of the Raleigh Downtown Lions
Club. ◆ Martha Kidder “Pat” Crittenden (’69), 69,
of Wilmington; Sept. 2, 2016. Crittenden retired
as an educational therapist. She helped found
the Domestic Violence Shelter for Women in New
Hanover County as part of her role on the board
of the Junior League of Wilmington. ◆ Rebecca
Porterfield Gober (’69 BA), 69, of Gainesville, Fla.;
Aug. 17, 2016. After receiving a master’s degree
from Tulane University, Gober taught Spanish at
Wake Forest University. ◆ Alice Frashure Lochbaum
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(’69 MEd), 85, of Greensboro; Aug. 21, 2016.
Lochbaum retired from Northeastern Missouri State
University, where she taught educators. For 20 years
she taught children at schools in West Virginia,
Hawaii and North Carolina. ◆ Charles Stallings
Massey (’69 BSBA), 69, of Harrells; Aug. 11, 2016.
Massey retired as chief U.S. probation officer for
the Eastern District of North Carolina after a long
career with the U.S. Probation Office. Previously, he
taught school for four years. ◆ Lee Jay Messinger
(’69 PhD), 76, of Wynnewood, Pa.; Aug. 29,
2016. Messinger retired as professor emeritus of
educational psychology at Temple University. At UNC,
he belonged to Phi Delta Kappa. ◆ Kurt Peterson
(’69), 68, of Waterbury, Conn.; Aug. 11, 2016.
Peterson worked as a manager for Waterbury’s
waste treatment plant. He was in the Marine Corps
in the Vietnam War. ◆ Edwina “Winnie” Rooker (’69
MSLS), 78, of New Bern; Sept. 24, 2015. Rooker
retired as a media specialist at John Graham High
School and Warren County High School after 31
years. Following her retirement, she began writing
a column for The Warren Record in Warrenton. ◆
Jerry A. “Jay” Stirewalt Jr. (’69), 69, of Kannapolis;
Sept. 20, 2016. Stirewalt retired from the Carolinas
Medical Center NorthEast in Concord as a laboratory
assistant. Previously, he worked as a manager of
several Sherwin-Williams stores. He served in the
Air Force. At UNC, he belonged to Delta Sigma Pi.
◆ Larry Stogner (’69, ’ 73 BA), 69, of Durham; Oct.
3, 2016. Stogner retired as a news anchor after
more than 40 years with ABC. A recipient of the
state’s Order of the Long Leaf Pine, he was inducted
into the UNC Journalism Hall of Fame and the N.C.
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