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By Philip J. Anderson, Portland, Ore.
conditions. He chairs Pittco Management and leads
obituaries Henry Stewart Bigger (’ 65), 73,
of Pittsboro; Sept. 3, 2016. Bigger was a serial
entrepreneur who produced films and theatrical
special effects. He also worked as a photographer,
tax preparer, restaurateur and landscape architect.
◆ Richard Keene Ellestad (’ 65, ’ 68 BSMAT), 72, of
Ellicott City, Md.; July 30, 2016. Ellestad retired from
the National Security Agency, where he worked for
29 years and twice received the Meritorious Civilian
Service Award. He remained active in retirement as
a tax counselor for AARP. He was a Navy veteran. At
UNC, he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
1966 updates Larry Richard Clark
(’ 66 MACT) of Morganton has published Tawodi:
Cherokee of the Blue Mountains confront Spanish
conquistadors, nominated for the Sir Walter Raleigh
Award for Fiction by the Historical Book Club of N.C.
and for the Cox Historical Fiction Award by the N.C.
Society of Historians. Tawodi tells the story of the
fictional people of a real Cherokee town, Cauchi,
nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains 500 years ago.
◆ Clyde Carlyle Edgerton (’ 66 ABEd, ’ 73 MAT, ’ 77
PhD) of Wilmington has been inducted into the N.C.
Literary Hall of Fame. Since his first novel, Raney,
Edgerton, now a Kenan Distinguished Professor of
creative writing at UNC- Wilmington, has published
10 novels, a memoir, Solo, and, in 2013, a volume
of essays, Pappadaddy’s Book for New Fathers. He
is a former member of UNC’s English faculty and in
2015 was awarded the department’s Thomas Wolfe
Prize, which recognizes contemporary writers with
distinguished bodies of work. The program includes
a lecture by each recipient, which aims to give UNC
students and the community the opportunity to hear
important writers of their time.
obituaries James Madison Blue (’ 66 BSBA),
72, of Warminster, Pa.; June 4, 2016. Blue had a
career in retailing, for many years with The Gap, and
later worked in commercial real estate. ◆ Edward
Fox Lawrence Jr. (’ 66 BA), 72, of White Plains; Oct.
21, 2016. Lawrence served in the Army and was
a member of the White Plains Friends Meeting.
◆ Dodson Ramseur Schenck Sr. (’ 66), 73, of
Greensboro; Nov. 15, 2016. Dodson worked in his
family’s insurance firm and later became a landscape
designer. At UNC, he belonged to Sigma Chi.
1967 update Joseph Samuel DePriest
Jr. (’ 67 ABJO) of Cramerton has been inducted
into the Gardner-Webb University Gallery of
Distinguished Alumni. DePriest began his journalism
career as a “printer’s devil,” melting type into metal
that formed bars for a linotype machine. A reporter
for The Shelby Times for 20 years, he joined The
Charlotte Observer in 1990 and retired in 2015.
obituaries James Madison Phillips (’ 67 BA),
71, of Wilmington; Oct. 5, 2016. After serving in the
Peace Corps in Niger, West Africa, Phillips moved
to Asheville, where he was branch manager of the
East Asheville library. ◆ Sara “Sally” Pennigar
Twine (’ 67), 71, of Brunswick, Maine; Oct. 27, 2016.
After living several places in the U.S., Twine retired
to Maine, where she was active in her church. A
THE DTH CROSSWORD Edited by Wayne Robert Williams
1 Iowa commune
6 Scoffing laughs
15 Touched down
16 “__ the Explorer”
17 Relating to a pelvic bone
18 California wine valley
19 Psych final?
20 Financial talks?
23 Organic compound
24 Seine tributary
25 Highland hat
28 Looks over
30 Patriot Hale
34 Some distance
38 Actress Davis
39 Financial cleanup?
42 Rainbow: pref.
43 Make over
44 Dundee dagger
45 Baseball grouping
47 Audible weeping
49 Foreign student’s subj.
52 Sp. miss
54 Financial buoyancy?
61 Lounge lizard’s look
62 “Joanie Loves Chachi” star
63 Honda’s robot
64 Exiled Roman poet
65 Speak like Sylvester
66 Of an arm bone
67 Hodges and Gerard
68 Art Deco designer
69 Hades’ river of forgetfulness
1 In the thick of
2 “Venus de __”
3 Indigo plant
4 Fraser of tennis
6 Kind of mustache
7 Lenin Peak’s range
8 River horse
9 Soviet dictator
10 Dashboard gauges
11 __ bene
12 Idle or Clapton
13 Slightly blue
22 Type of orange
25 Sri Lankan people
27 Extreme enthusiasm
29 Swings around
31 Poet Heinrich
32 Bancroft and Meara
33 Actor Conrad
35 Communist groups
37 Intrusive instrument
40 Robin of baseball
41 Portuguese currency unit
46 Suitable as food
48 Minneapolis neighbor
53 Supermarket passageway
54 Apply the whip
55 Strauss of jeans fame
56 Trompe l’__
58 Color shade
59 Asian nursemaid
60 Folk stories
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