Chicago, where she shared the stage with then-Sen.
1943 obituaries Marsha Hood
Brewer (’ 43 BSPHR), 94, of Pink Hill; Dec. 11, 2016.
From a long line of family pharmacists, Brewer first
worked with her father at Hood’s Drug Store in
Kinston and later opened the first pharmacy in Pink
Hill, Brewer Rexall Drug Co. She was the first woman
to receive the N.C. Pharmaceutical Association’s
Bowl of Hygeia Award in 1970, in recognition of
her service to her community. At UNC, she joined
the Valkyries, served as president of the Women’s
Government Association and belonged to Rho Chi.
◆ Ruth Nottingham Hill (’ 43 BA), 95, of Tell City,
Ind.; Aug. 9, 2016. Hill taught English and German
at Crittenden County High School in Marion, Ky. In
WWII, she was a staff sergeant on the atomic bomb
project in Oak Ridge, Tenn. At UNC, she belonged
to Alpha Delta Pi. ◆ Richard Hopper Robertson
Sr. (’ 43), 93, of Glen Allen, Va.; April 14, 2016.
Robertson joined the small weekly newspaper his
father founded in 1924 and helped expand it into a
daily, The Eden Daily News. He retired as president
of Leaksville Publishing Co.
1944 obituaries William Thomas
Joyner Jr. (’ 44 BA, ’ 49 JD), 92, of Raleigh; Nov.
22, 2016. Joyner was a partner in the law firm
Joyner & Howison. He was active with community
groups, including the Raleigh YMCA and the Wake
County Board of Elections. He served in the Navy
in WWII. At UNC, he was an editor of Law Review
and belonged to Order of the Coif, Gorgon’s Head
Lodge and Zeta Psi. ◆ Richard Sidney Ruby (’ 44),
94, of Raleigh; Jan. 21, 2017. Ruby, a jeweler, ran
a small chain of jewelry stores in North Carolina.
Previously, he was a professional jazz musician who
played alto saxophone, clarinet and flute with dance
bands recorded by the RCA and Capitol labels. He
played in the 62nd Army Band in W WII. He served
as president of Beth Meyer Synagogue and head of
Raleigh’s Hebrew Cemetery.
1945 obituaries William Lee
Anderson Jr. (’ 45, ’ 47 BA; ’ 53 MEd), 93, of
Charlotte; Dec. 10, 2016. Anderson retired after
37 years with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school
The trees are showing springtime, Old West
and South Building are baked in midday
sun, and all appears a little too quiet along
Cameron Avenue. Maybe a good afternoon for
studying in the Arboretum.
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1938 obituary Virginia “Gina”
Reynolds Rapport (’ 38), 99, of Washington, D.C.;
Jan. 10, 2016. An editor, Rapport worked for UNC
Press early in her career.
1940 obituaries Betsey Clark
Caldwell (’ 40 BA), 96, of New Canaan, Conn.; Dec.
3, 2016. Caldwell was a lifelong amateur historian
with particular interests in historic preservation and
the decorative arts. She served on the board of the
National Society of the Colonial Dames of America
and was a regent of Gunston Hall, the 18th-century
Virginia plantation home of founding father George
Mason. While living in Detroit, Caldwell helped
preserve Orchestra Hall, built in 1919 and added
to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.
◆ Godfrey “Buddy” Cheshire Jr. (’ 40 BA), 98, of
Raleigh; Nov. 30, 2016. Cheshire retired as vice
president of Martin Marietta Materials (originally
Superior Stone Co. of Raleigh). Among his civic
activities, he was president of the Raleigh Rotary
Club and the Terpsichorean Club, chair of Capital
Associated Industries and a member of the First
Flight Centennial Committee. He served in the
Navy in WWII. At UNC, he belonged to Gorgon’s
Head Lodge and Kappa Alpha Order. ◆ Dr. Howard
Wilson McCall (’ 40), 97, of Thomson, Ga.; Dec.
7, 2016. McCall practiced dentistry with the Army
Dental Corps for 33 years. He won numerous
medals for his combat service in WWII and later as
commander of the Army Dental Corps in Vietnam. In
retirement, he raised Black Angus cattle.
1942 obituaries Hal Kohn Jr. (’ 42
BA), 96, of West Columbia, S.C.; Dec. 25, 2016.
Kohn, an insurance agent, concluded his career
with South Carolina’s department of insurance. He
sang in community and church choirs for 67 years,
played tennis into his 80s and was president of the
Columbia Rotary Club. He tended a vineyard and
won many awards for his wines. He served in the
Army Air Forces in WWII. At UNC, he sang in Glee
Club. ◆ Nettie Barcroft Taylor (’ 42 BSLS), 102,
of Baltimore; Oct. 21, 2016. As a librarian with the
state of Maryland, Taylor greatly expanded and
improved the state’s library system. She served as
an Army librarian in the U.S. and abroad in WWII.
Among many awards, in 1995 she was named to
the Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame. In 2005, the
American Library Association selected her for its
highest honor, the Honorary Membership Award, in