government, Order of the Coif, Phi Alpha Delta and
Order of the Old Well. ◆ Katherine Kern Buckner
(’ 64 MSW), 102, of Chapel Hill; April 12, 2017.
During her career in social work, Buckner was a
counselor in private practice, a clinical psychologist
at Duke University Medical Center and, for 10
years, director of Family Counseling Services in
Durham. ◆ Leslie McNeill Dees (’ 64 MSLS), 75,
of Atlanta; March 31, 2017. Dees retired from the
Jim Cherry Center of the DeKalb County school
system. Throughout her career, she worked in
the libraries of the University of Georgia, Georgia
Southern University and the Georgia Institute of
Technology. She served for six years on the board
of the Pekingese Club of America. ◆ Lucretia
King Gilbert (’ 64 MEd), 80, of Charlotte; May
24, 2017. Gilbert was a teacher and guidance
counselor for more than 23 years. After retirement,
she volunteered as domestic violence counselor
in Carteret County. ◆ Lawrence Ray Gurley (’ 64
PhD), 82, of Sarasota, Fla.; April 19, 2017. Gurley
was a biochemical researcher at the Los Alamos
National Laboratory. He was recognized as a Los
Alamos National Laboratory Fellow for his pioneering
discoveries in histone phosphorylation during the
growth cycle. After retiring, he did mission work in
Kenya and Haiti. ◆ John Hubbard “Skipper” Hall
Jr. (’ 64 LLB), 83, of Nags Head; May 27, 2017.
Hall served in the Army in the Korean War. ◆ R.
Cabot Hamilton (’ 64 BA, ’ 65 MAT), 74, of West
Jefferson; Dec. 3, 2016. Hamilton worked in the
soft drink industry as a representative for PepsiCo
and Cadbury Schweppes. After retiring, he published
the Jefferson Post newspaper. He also served
on the Ashe County Chamber of Commerce as a
board member, president and executive director.
At UNC, he belonged to Pi Kappa Phi. ◆ Kenneth
Ben Kenney (’ 64 MRP, ’ 72 PhD), 87, of Knoxville,
Tenn.; May 9, 2017. Kenney had a 30-year career
on the faculty of the University of Tennessee in the
Graduate School of Planning. He was Faculty Senate
president (1981–82). ◆ David John Linser (’ 64
MAT), 78, of Menomonee Falls, Wis.; Jan. 11, 2017.
Linser retired after 30 years as a biology teacher at
Hamilton High School in Sussex, Wis. Previously, he
taught high school biology in Antigo, Wis. ◆ James
Howard Robbins Jr. (’ 64), 75, of Roanoke, Va.; May
19, 2017. Robbins retired from General Electric as
an electrical engineer and technician. He served
in the Coast Guard. ◆ J. Michael Traynor (’ 64 BA),
75, of Belton, Texas; March 8, 2017. Traynor was an
executive in the pipe and oil business in Houston,
following a stint playing minor league baseball. He
served in the Army. At UNC, he belonged to the
baseball team and Sigma Nu.
1965 updates Paul Lawrence Baker
(’ 65 BSMAT, ’ 67 MA) of Salisbury has retired as a
professor of mathematics and computer science
at Catawba College. Baker joined the faculty in
1982. ◆ Elizabeth “Libby” Linn Traubman (’ 65
MSW) of San Mateo, Calif., and her husband, Lionel
Traubman, presented the 2017 Commencement
address for Notre Dame de Namur University,
Stories of Change: Creating a Culture of Connection
in the Citizens’ Century. Traubman is a retired clinical
social worker and co-founder, with her husband, of
the Jewish-Palestine Living Room Dialogue. ◆ W.
Ralph Whitley II (’ 65 BA) of Concord has received
a Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award from
Marquis Who’s Who for professional dedication
and career longevity. Whitley retired in 2003 after
38 years in education, including 35 years as a
professor of American history at Central Piedmont
obituaries Hargrove “Skipper” Bowles III
(’ 65), 74, of Travelers Rest, S.C.; April 12, 2017.
Bowles was a broker and partner in the financial
services firm J.C. Branford Co. He served in the
Marine Corps. He volunteered with the Boy Scouts
for 40 years and received its Silver Beaver Award. ◆
T. Alexander Gray (’ 65), 73, of Kiawah Island, S.C.;
April 4, 2017. Gray founded American Yacht Sales.
Previously, he worked in real estate and investment.
He began his career as a cotton broker and was vice
president at Gray & Daniel Inc. He chaired the board
of the local Red Cross. At UNC, he belonged to Pi
Kappa Alpha. ◆ Theodore Roosevelt “Buddy” Shaw
Jr. (’ 65), 73, of Windsor; April 17, 2017. Shaw owned
and operated the Pool & Spa Shop in Windsor
for more than 20 years. Previously, he served as
Windsor town commissioner and wrote grants for
municipalities in eastern North Carolina. ◆ Horace
Dean Steadman Jr. (’ 65, ’ 67 BSPHR), 79, of High
Point; March 31, 2017. Steadman, a pharmacist,
was active in the Drug Action Council. He served in
the Army and was a captain in the Army Reserve. At
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