ranging from complex civil matters and medical
negligence to capital murder cases that resulted in
a death sentence. Cobb served on the GAA Board of
Directors (2006–13). ◆ Robert Clarence Cone (’ 74
BA, ’ 78 JD) of Greensboro has received the John B.
McMillan Distinguished Service Award from the N.C.
State Bar. Cone, a partner in Tuggle Duggins, is the
co-founder of the Herb Falk Society, which promotes
pro bono service by Greensboro Bar Association
members. He is a director and past chair of Cone
Health Foundation. ◆ William Arrington Pully (’ 74
BA) of Raleigh has retired as president of the N.C.
Hospital Association. Pully has led the association
since 1999, heading the creation of the N.C. Quality
Center and the collaboration with the N.C. Division
of Public Health to establish the N.C. Emergency
obituaries Henrietta Vereen “Chip”
Cunningham (’ 74 MPH), 90, of Ocala, Fla.; Sept.
27, 2016. A registered nurse, Cunningham worked
for Florida’s Department of Children and Family
Services. For many years she held an informal
“sidewalk Sunday school” for the children who
lived in her town’s low-income housing complex.
She served in the Army. ◆ Jacquelyn Sue Flippin
(’ 74 BSPHR), 65, of Winston-Salem; Oct. 27, 2016.
Flippin worked as a retail and consulting pharmacist
in Winston-Salem. She retired from Legacy
Consulting Pharmacy in 2015. At UNC, she belonged
to the Wesley Foundation. ◆ William Edward Hall Jr.
(’ 74, ’ 73 BA; ’ 77 MBA), 65, of Greensboro; Oct. 31,
2016. Hall, a CPA, became an accountant with the
John O. Todd Organization of the Carolinas, a group
that creates executive insurance and compensation
packages for large corporations. He was inducted
into the National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation’s
Volunteer Hall of Fame in 2003. At UNC, he joined
Beta Theta Pi and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
1975 updates Mary Jane “M.J.”
Christenbury (’ 75 ABEd) of Pittsboro has retired
after 25 years working in reservations for American
Airlines. ◆ William Noble Starling Jr. (’ 75 BSBA)
of Portola Valley, Calif., has received a Leadership
Award from UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Starling is managing director of Synergy Life Science
Partners, a venture capital partnership, and CEO of
Synecor, a business generator of new life-sciences
companies based in Research Triangle Park, and
serves as president and CEO of Aegis Surgical and
Atruis, both Irish-based companies in the structural
heart disease field. ◆ Richard Tyrone “Stick”
Williams (’ 75 BSBA) of Huntersville has received an
Alumni Merit Award from Kenan-Flagler Business
School. Williams retired in December 2015 as vice
president of corporate community affairs at Duke
Energy Corp. and president of the Duke Energy
Foundation. Williams is co-chair of Project LIF T,
a philanthropic initiative to address educational
issues in Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools. Williams
served on the GAA Board of Directors (1997–2004),
including as chair (2002–03).
obituaries Richard John Bishop (’ 75), 62, of
Chapel Hill; Oct. 6, 2016. Bishop had a career as
a chef. ◆ Arthur Palfrey Bode (’ 75 BA, ’ 82 PhD),
63, of Cary; Nov. 11, 2016. Bode dedicated his life
to medical research. He retired from Entegrion as
chief science officer. At UNC, he was a Morehead
Scholar and belonged to Delta Upsilon. ◆ William
Marion Moss (’ 75, ’ 74 PhD), 76, of Winston-Salem;
Oct. 10, 2016. Moss taught American literature at
Wake Forest University. He added an interest in the
language and literature of China and Japan, where
he taught and studied late in his career. He served
in the Army as a tank commander. ◆ Gary Colon
O’Neal (’ 75 BA), 63, of Nags Head, Oct. 18, 2016.
O’Neal worked for Fresh Market. He coached youth
basketball in Chapel Hill, where he lived for nearly
40 years, and continued coaching after he moved
to Nags Head in 2012. ◆ Creig Joseph Soeder (’ 75
BA), 62, of Fairview, Tenn.; April 23, 2016. Soeder
enjoyed a 35-year career with Southwestern Co., a
textbook and software door-to-door sales business.
At UNC, he belonged to Chi Phi. ◆ W. Alan White
(’ 75 BA), 63, of Wilmington; June 18, 2016. White
retired as medical director and industrial hygienist
for DuPont/DAK Americas.
1976 updates Donald Aaron Baer
(’ 76 BA) of Washington, D.C., has been re-elected
as chair of the board of directors for PBS. Baer,
worldwide chair and CEO of the global strategic
communications firm Burson-Marsteller, served
on the GAA Board of Directors (1997–2000). ◆
Harry Wilmer Hoover Jr. (’ 76 BA) of Huntersville has
published his third personal development book, Get
Glad: Your Practical Guide to a Happier Life. Hoover,
a freelance writer, copywriter and blogger, owns You
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