Reuer (’ 61 MA), 87, of Raleigh; May 27, 2017.
Reuer was an artist and teacher on the faculties of
N.C. Central University, N.C. State University and
Meredith College. ◆ Edward Neal Riner (’ 61 ABJO),
78, of Culver City, Calif.; Dec. 29, 2016. Riner
retired after a varied career in journalism and public
relations. He began his career writing for Business
Week and Forbes, later working in communications
in the Office of the Special Adviser to the President
for Consumer Affairs. Following his career in
Washington, he became an actor and writer in New
York and California. At UNC, he belonged to Order of
the Old Well, Sigma Delta Chi, student government,
Sigma Phi Epsilon, the Wesley Foundation and
Campus Y, and he served as desk editor for The
Daily Tar Heel. ◆ James Woodrow “Mo” Robbins (’ 61
MSPH), 79, of Hoover, Ala.; May 9, 2017. Robbins
worked for Balfour-Taylor Yearbook Publishing Co.
for 58 years and was president of Jim Robbins Inc.
◆ Albert Brewster Smith Jr. (’ 61 PhD), 86, of St.
Augustine, Fla.; March 25, 2017. Smith retired as
professor of Romance languages at the University
of Florida after more than 40 years in education.
Previously, he taught at Union College in Barbourville,
Ky., and the University of Chicago. He served in the
Army in the Korean War. ◆ John McCullen Warren
Jr. (’ 61), 78, of Jupiter, Fla.; May 7, 2017. Warren
retired as divisional sales manager for IDS Financial
Services/Ameriprise Financial after 33 years. At
UNC, he belonged to Phi Delta Theta.
1962 marriage S. Dave Alexander
(’ 62) and Linda Disney Scott of Swannanoa.
obituaries Robert Douglas Gillikin (’ 62, ’ 69
BA; ’ 71 MSRA), 77, of Dallas; April 5, 2017. Gillikin
retired as president and CEO of Cummins Southern
Plains. Previously, he worked for Cummins Engine
Co. for 34 years. He began his career as a park
director in Champaign, Ill. He belonged to the Texas
Motor Transportation Association, served twice as
its president and was named its Leader of the Year
in 1996. He was a member of the UNC Board of
Visitors. At UNC, he belonged to the baseball team.
◆ James Leon Lawrence (’ 62), 76, of Columbia,
S.C.; May 13, 2017. Lawrence worked for Sara Lee
Corp., Warnaco clothing distributor and Island Vista.
He served in the Army. ◆ Jean Carothers Robbins
(’ 62 MPH), 87, of Buchanan, Va.; May 4, 2017.
Robbins served as an extension agent in the nutrition
education program for Roanoke County for 23 years.
She co-authored a book about life in antebellum
Virginia, Jumbals and a Quire of Paper Pancakes.
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1963 obituaries Judith Wearne
Anderson (’ 63 CMT), 75, of Austin, Texas; April 12,
2017. Anderson was a civilian educator for the Army,
teaching medical terminology. At UNC, she belonged
to Kappa Delta. ◆ Jerry Hicks Barnette (’ 63 BSBA),
74, of Tryon; May 31, 2016. Barnette worked as a
consultant and engineer in the textile industry. He
served in the Air Force as a flight engineer. At UNC,
he belonged to Delta Sigma Pi. ◆ Ernest “Nelson”
Causby (’ 63 BSBA), 75, of Morganton; April 2, 2017.
Causby owned and operated Causby Wholesale
Furniture. ◆ Timothy Cornwell (’ 63 BSBA), 76, of
King of Prussia, Pa.; April 28, 2017. Cornwell worked
for Amkor Technologies and later as a business
consultant. He served in the Navy. At UNC, he
belonged to the swim team and Kappa Alpha Order.
◆ Herschel Jerome Frey (’ 63 PhD), 80, of Encinitas,
Calif.; Sept. 12, 2016. Frey taught Spanish at UNC
early in his career and retired as professor emeritus
of Spanish linguistics at the University of Pittsburgh.
One of his hobbies was breeding exotic birds, among
them Gouldian finches, native to northern Australia
and New Guinea. He was proficient in Czech, a
language he first learned from his grandmother. ◆ H.
Evans Hemsath Jr. (’ 63 BA), 76, of Westfield, N.J.;
March 31, 2017. Hemsath had a varied career in
New Jersey, ranging from practicing law to running
a tax accounting business. ◆ Elfriede Rudholzner
Hofacker (’ 63 BA, ’ 68 MA), 83, of Ann Arbor, Mich.;
April 25, 2017. Hofacker was a teaching assistant
for French language courses at UNC. Early in her
career, she taught in Germany. Later, she founded
Action Realty, launching a 20-year career in real
estate. ◆ James K. Huhta (’ 63 MA, ’ 65 PhD), 79, of
Murfreesboro, Tenn.; April 23, 2017. Huhta taught
history at Middle Tennessee State University for 37
years, retiring as director of the Center of Excellence