David Gibbs (’ 61, ’ 62 BA), 76, of Siler City; May
9, 2016. Gibbs spent 36 years in the wholesale
bakery business in California, then returned to
North Carolina where he wrote often-humorous
columns for regional publications, including The
Chatham News. He edited the Liberty News until it
closed. He served in the Army. ◆ Dr. Cecil Franklin
Jacobs (’ 61 MPH), 92, of Statesboro, Ga., Oct.
26, 2016. Jacobs’ varied medical career included
serving as director of health departments in
Georgia, Oklahoma and South Carolina. He later
established a private practice and worked as an
emergency room physician. For his efforts to reduce
air pollution in Charleston, S.C., the National Wildlife
Federation honored him as Conservationist of the
Year in 1972. He earned a Purple Heart and Bronze
Star for his Army service in W WII. ◆ Christopher
Hall Jones (’ 61, ’ 62 BA), 78, of Charlotte; Oct. 3,
2016. Jones had a long career as an insurance
executive. At UNC, he joined Delta Kappa Epsilon.
◆ Howard Ray Waters (’ 61), 77, of Chocowinity;
Nov. 15, 2016. Waters traveled the country holding
revival services as a Church of Christ evangelist,
spending much of his time in Indiana before
returning to his hometown. He often held leadership
seminars for church elders and deacons.
1962 obituaries Maurice Victor
Barnhill III (’ 62 BSPHY), 76, of Newark, Del.; Oct.
3, 2016. Barnhill became a physics professor at
the University of Delaware, researching high-energy
physics. He demonstrated that gravitational forces
on electrons in metals generated an upward electric
field, a finding known as the Schiff-Barnhill effect.
At UNC, he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. ◆
Darrell Dutton Creekmore (’ 62 MEd), 77, of Holden
Beach; Dec. 31, 2015. Creekmore taught public
school in three states and Japan and worked as a
medical librarian in Heidelberg, Germany. After a
move to Brunswick County, she joined the Coastal
Calligraphy Collective. ◆ W. Mason Hollifield Jr.
(’ 62 BSBA), 75, of Grand Forks, N.D.; May 30,
2016. Hollifield spent 20 years in the Air Force,
primarily as a B- 52 bomber navigator, flying more
than 250 missions in the Vietnam War. After his
military career, he joined the Red Cross, specializing
in disaster response. He led relief efforts in Grand
Forks during the flood of 1997. At UNC, he belonged
to AFROTC. ◆ Carthel Tedrix Pinkston (’ 62 MPH),
81, of Greenbrier, Ark.; Nov. 5, 2016. Pinkston was
a veteran of the Air Force and Army.
1963 obituaries J. Milford Clark (’ 63
BA, ’ 64 MAT, ’73, EdD), 75, of Colorado Springs,
Colo.; April 18, 2016. Clark was an associate vice
president of academic affairs at the University
of Texas-Tyler. Previously, he taught at Western
Carolina University. ◆ Briggs Edward Cook Sr.
(’ 63 BSPHR), 80, of Greensboro; Nov. 1, 2016.
Cook was a pharmacist in his hometown for 48
years. He served in the Navy. ◆ Donald David
“Jeff” Jeffries (’ 63 BA), 76, of Lake Wylie, S.C.;
Nov. 5, 2016. Jeffries had a distinguished career in
advertising. He won Clio Awards for his work, which
included political ad campaigns for the late N.C.
congressmen Hargrove “Skipper” Bowles ’ 41 and
Richardson Preyer. He served in the Army National
Guard. At UNC, he belonged to the track and
cross country teams. ◆ Charles Edwin Marcotte
(’ 63 BSBA), 81, of Spring, Texas; Nov. 10, 2016.
Marcotte joined Exxon, headquartered in Charlotte,
after serving in the Navy. He moved with Exxon to
Houston, where he retired in 1994. ◆ William W.
Selden Jr. (’ 63, ’ 64 BA), 75, of Raleigh; Oct. 12,
2016. Selden had a long career at Wachovia Bank,
which he joined right after college. At UNC, he
belonged to Kappa Alpha Order. ◆ D. Richard “Ric”
Stapleton (’ 63 BSIR), 75, of Gastonia; Nov. 1, 2016.
Stapleton spent 13 years on active duty in the
Navy in Guam, rising to the rank of commander and
remaining in the Reserve for 14 years. He taught at
a middle school and high school in western North
Carolina. An Eagle Scout, he also served on the
staff of Piedmont Boy Scout Camp in Tryon. At UNC,
he was active in student government.
1964 updates Charles Edwin “Ed”
Garrison (’ 64 BA) of Sanford has received the
state’s Order of the Long Leaf Pine. Garrison, first
vice president-investments with Davenport & Co.,
has served for 24 years on the board of directors
for Central Carolina Community College’s Education
Foundation and for eight years on the college’s
board of trustees. ◆ Sarah Elizabeth Parker (’ 64
ABEd, ’ 69 JD) of Raleigh has received the John B.
McMillan Distinguished Service Award from the N.C.
State Bar. Appointed to the N.C. Supreme Court in
1993, Parker retired in 2014 as chief justice. She
also served as a judge on the N.C. Court of Appeals.
obituaries James Caldwell “Duke” Fisher
(’ 64), 73, of Mauldin, S.C.; Oct. 4, 2016. A lifelong
teacher and coach, Fisher retired from Mauldin
High School, where his fans voted him Coach of the
Year and North/South All-Star Coach. At UNC, he
belonged to the freshman basketball team. ◆ Dr.
E. Franklin “Hank” Hart Jr. (’ 64 BSMED, ’ 67 MD),
73, of Morganton; March 4, 2016. Hart was an
ear, nose and throat specialist who served with the
Air Force, attached as an Army surgeon, and then
served as an induction station physician in West
Virginia in the Vietnam War. He became a clinical
assistant professor at UNC. Later, he opened a
private practice in Morganton and worked on the
surgical staff of Grace, McDowell and Valdese
hospitals. At UNC, he belonged to Alpha Epsilon
Delta and Phi Chi. ◆ William David Matthews
Sr. (’ 64 MEd), 87, of Chesterfield, S.C.; Nov. 6,
2016. Matthews taught and coached baseball at
Chesterfield High School, later becoming the school
principal and serving on the county school board.
He served in the National Guard for 20 years. He
was president of the Chesterfield Chamber of
Commerce and received its Lifetime Service Award.
◆ Ralph Eugene McCarthy (’ 64, ’ 65 BA), 74, of
Kennebunkport, Maine; June 5, 2016. McCarthy
served in the Army as a roving reporter in Europe for
Stars and Stripes, then worked in advertising with
Young & Rubicam and later in marketing at Bristol-Myers Squibb. He opened his own consultancy
with offices in Connecticut, Florida and Maine. He
belonged to the lacrosse and track teams at UNC.
◆ Dr. Alan Edward Singer (’ 64 BA), 74, of Potomac,
Md.; Oct. 15, 2016. Singer was chief of podiatric
surgery at Georgetown University Medical Center
and at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Md. He
taught at Georgetown University after completing his
residency and starting a private practice in podiatric
1965 update Joseph Reeves “Pitt”
Hyde III (’ 65 BA) of Memphis, Tenn., has received
the William Richardson Davie Award from UNC.
Hyde is the founder of AutoZone and co-founded
GTx, a biopharmaceutical company that develops
and commercializes therapeutics for men’s health