damaged bombers and fighters in the north of
England. At UNC, he was a member of Kappa
Sigma. ◆ R. Wayne Kernodle (’ 43 BA, ’ 45 MA, ’ 49
PhD), 100, of Williamsburg, Va.; March 24, 2017.
Kernodle chaired the sociology and anthropology
department at the College of William & Mary, retiring
with emeritus status. At age 98, he co-authored with
his daughter, Kay Loveland, a book about hermits
who lived in the North Carolina mountains, The Last
of the Rugged Individualists, people he befriended
over the course of 30 years. At UNC, he belonged to
Alpha Kappa Delta and wrote features for The Daily
1944 obituaries Norma Smith
Barnes (’ 44 BA), 93, of Wilson; Dec. 8, 2016. At
UNC, Barnes belonged to Kappa Delta. ◆ Dr. James
Andrew Harrell Sr. (’ 44), 94, of Elkin; March 6,
2017. Harrell was a leader in the field of dentistry
as well as a civic leader in his hometown of Elkin,
where he served as mayor and city commissioner.
He received the William Richardson Davie Award
from UNC in 2000 and the Distinguished Service
Medal from the GAA in 1990, as well as the John
C. Brauer Award from the UNC Dental Alumni
Association in 1986 for a lifetime of service to
dentistry and the Governor’s Award for Outstanding
Volunteer Service in 1997. He served as the
president of the N.C. Dental Society, the American
College of Dentists, Academy of General Dentistry
and Academy of Dentistry International. He served
on the GAA Board of Directors, including as chair
(1986–87), and on the UNC Board of Visitors and
the board of the Educational Foundation. He was
an Eagle Scout and a scoutmaster and received
the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award. He served in
the Army in WWII and in the Navy during the Korean
War. At UNC, he belonged to Delta Kappa Epsilon. ◆
William Mark McKinney (’ 44), 92, of Corvallis, Ore.;
May 5, 2016. McKinney taught geography, geology
and oceanography at the University of Wisconsin –
Stevens Point. He is listed in Who’s Who in America
and Who’s Who in American Science. After retiring to
Oregon, he took up watercolor painting.
They are not considered among Carolina’s
architectural wonders, except in the sense
of “Wonder what happened there?” But as
the campus center has moved south, the
mid-’60s trio that frame the Pit — the House
Undergraduate Library, the Daniels Student
Stores and the Graham Student Union —
remain among the highest-trafficked buildings.
The model shows tree-shaded traffic islands on
South Road that did not make the final design.
“FOLDER 0307: GRAHAM S TUDEN T UNION: ARCHITEC TURAL MODEL,
UNDA TED: SCAN 2,” IN THE UNC IMAGE COLLEC TION #P0004, N.C.
COLLECTION PHOTO ARCHIVES.
RETROSPECT: circa 1966
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1941 obituary Magda Waering
Freeman (’ 41 BA), 96, of Port Republic, Md.; March
1, 2017. Freeman worked briefly in a bookstore and
volunteered in her community. During WWII, she
worked in the Library of Congress. At UNC, she was
elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
1942 obituaries Mary “Polly” Pollard
Brooks (’ 42 BA), 96, of Jackson, Miss.; Feb. 8,
2017. Brooks taught history and economics at the
high school and college levels and helped organize
the first Head Start program in Jackson. She played
classical piano and taught herself Chinese and
Japanese. At UNC, she belonged to Pi Beta Phi and
the tennis team. ◆ Charles Everard “Pete” Childs
Jr. (’ 42 BSCOM), 97, of Manchester, Vt.; March
16, 2017. Childs was an officer with Merck & Co.
He served on a Navy destroyer during WWII, both
at Omaha Beach in Normandy and in the Pacific.
At UNC, he belonged to St. Anthony Hall. ◆ Dr.
George Browne Johnston (’ 42 BA, ’ 44 CMEd), 95,
of Asheboro; Dec. 26, 2016. A surgeon, Johnston
served in the Army from 1946 to 1948, working at
a VA hospital in Georgia. He retired from Randolph
Surgical Associates after 35 years in practice. At
UNC, he was a member of Kappa Alpha Order.
◆ Dr. Nelson D. Large (’ 42 BA), 97, of Salisbury;
Feb. 27, 2017. Large retired from the VA Hospital
in Salisbury, where he was chief of dental service.
He served in the Navy in WWII and retired from the
Navy Reserve with the rank of captain. At UNC, he
belonged to Philanthropic Society.
1943 update Harry Miller Bryant Sr.
(’ 43) of Gastonia has received the state’s Order
of the Long Leaf Pine and the Spirit of Carolinas
Award for his commitment to free enterprise and
leadership in the electrical-supply industry. Bryant
is retired from the family business, Bryant Electric
Supply Co. Inc., founded by Waldo Calvin Bryant
after his patenting of the first push-pull switch in
1888 and currently led by Harry Miller Bryant Jr. (’ 70
obituaries Sam Spach Dalton (’ 43 BSCOM),
98, of Winston-Salem; March 24, 2017. Dalton
made his career at Western Electric as an
accountant. An amateur archaeologist, he unearthed
several significant sites and donated his findings
to Wake Forest University. He served in the Army
Air Corps during WWII, working to repair combat-