' 14 ('10-' 13) John Wesley Hanes Jr., 95, for-
merly of Winston-Salem and a former asst.
secretary of the treasury under Pres. Roose-
velt, died Dec. 24, 1987, in New York City. He
graduated from Yale Univ. in 1915 and began
his career with the American Tobacco Co. In
1934, he was elected pres. of the New York
Tobacco Exchange and was also a member of
the Chicago Board of Trade and the New York
Stock Exchange. After retiring from the
Treasury Dept. in 1940, he became the finan-
cial advisor for Olin Enterprises, later named
vice pres. He revitalized the sport of horse
racing in NY state and became the first pres.
of the NY Racing Assn . He was a trustee of the
Hampton Institute and had received honorary
degrees from Duke, Yale and NYU. Survivors
include his wife, five children and his nephew,
Frank Borden Hanes ('42AB) of Winston-Salem.
' 18 ('14-' 15) Philip lanier Branson, 92, orig-
inally from Chapel Hill where his father, E.C.
Branson, was on the faculty, died Jan. 6, 1988,
in Gulf Breeze, FL. He was retired from the
Branson Co. Textiles in Atlanta, GA. Survi-
vors include two children.
' 18 ('14-' 16) Alexander Andrews Haughton,
92, one of the earliest stockbrokers in Char-
lotte, died March 1, 1988. Known as the Dean
of Charlotte brokers, Mr. Haughton opened
an office for Livingston &Co. in 1924, when
there were only two other brokerage firms in
the city. He continued as manager after liv-
ingston & Co. merged into Abbot, Proctor &
Paine in 1934. He was named a special partner
of the New York-based firm in 1967. He retired
in 1981 from Paine Webber. He served in the
US Army during WW I. Survivors include two
sons, Alexander A. Haughton Jr. ('52 AB) and
Gerald Lawrence Haughton ('54 BS Geol),
both of Charlotte.
' 21 ('17-' 19, law'19-' 20) Hieronymus Bueck,
87, a retired school supt., died Sept. 25, ~QS7,
In Franklin, NC. He had been dir. of teacher
training at Western Carolina University, supt.
of the Murphy City School system for 25 years
and supt. of the Macon Co. schools for 13
years. Survivors include his son.
' 22 (AB, ' 25 MA) Clayton Carr Edwards died
Feb. 13, 1987, Phoenix, AZ.
' 24 (AB) Mary Thompson (Mrs. Gerald T.)
Creech died Jan. 27,1987, LaGrange, NC.
' 24 (MA) Dr. Thomas Edward Powell Jr., 88,
founder and chairman of Carolina Biological
Supply Co. in Burlington, died Dec. 3,1987. A
scientist and former professor at Elon Coil.,
his research was concerned primarily with the
life history and control of Lasioderma serri-
corne, the tobacco beetle. He had taught
biology and geology at Elon from 1919 to
1936, and in 1964, was named Elon's Out-
standing Alumnus. He received his bachelor's
from Elon Coil. in 1919 and his doctorate from
Duke University in 1930. He had also founded
Waubun Laboratories Inc. in Louisiana in
1945, and in 1970, founded Rana Lab. in
Brownsville, TX. Among his many civic con-
tributions were: member of the Alamance Co.
Bd. of Education, pres. of the NC School
Board Assn. and in 1965, being named a Paul
Revere Patriot of the Commonwealth of Mass.
He received honorary doctorates in science
from Duke in 1987 and Elon in 1968. Survivors
include his wife, two daughters and six sons.
' 25 ('21-' 22; '23-' 25) Chartes Barham Bishop,
87, pres. of Charles Bishop & Co. advertising
in Princeton, NJ, died Oct. 27, 1987. A native
of Durham, he received his BS from New York
Univ. in 1927. Survivors include his wife and a
daughter, Doritha B. Palmer ('69 AB), of Hope-
' 25 ('21-' 24) Thomas Jefferson Dark III, 93, a
retired president of Buchmann Spark-Wheel
Corp. in New York City and a staunch support-
er and benefactor of the School of Medici ne at
the University, died Dec. 18, 1987, at his home
in Siler City. Early in his career he helped
organize Siler City's first fire dept. and was
the first chief. He was a US Army veteran of
WW I and was a past owner of a 3,OOO-acre
farm near Athens, GA, part of an abandoned
cotton plantation. He rehabilitated the land
for cattle grazing and his Black Angus cattle
became prize-winning stock. For his out-
standing contributions in land development
and livestock industry, the governor of Geor-
gia made him a colonel on his executive staff.
A Ipyal supporter.of.the University's General
Alumni Assn., Carolina Fund and the School
of MediCine, he established in 1976the Thom-
as J. Dark Jr. Distinguished Professorship in
Otolaryngology to support research on dis-
eases of the ear, nose and throat. The UNC
Medical Alumni Assn. presented Dark a Dis-
tinguished Service Award, the medical school's
highest honor, in 1982. A portrait of Dark
hangs in the medical school. In 1986, Dark
gave the School of Medicine $381,600 to
establish a scholarship program for medical
students. Dark's $25,000 challenge gift in
1973 was instrumental in helping the class of
1925 make what then was the largest class
contribution ever to the University. A more
recent gift from him will establish the Thomas
J. Dark Student Alumni Office, which is to
house the Order of the Bell Tower in the pro-
posed new Alumni Center, scheduled for
completion in 1991 . Survivors include two sis-
ters, Mrs. Lily D. Sharpe and Mrs. Hattie D.
Andrew, both of Siler City. Memorials may be
made to the Medical Foundation of the Uni-
versity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
' 25 (AB, law ' 29) Charles Wesley McAnally,
84, a veteran attorney and civic leader in High
Point, died Dec . 26, 1987. He was past pres. of
the High Point Bar Assn" secy. of the old 12th
Judicial Dist. and vp of the 18th Judicial Dist.
In 1947, he was appointed judge pro tem of
High Point Municipal Court. He received the
President's Award from Rotary International
for service to the community and was made a
Paul Harris Fellow. He had served 30 years on
the Guilford Co . Morehead Scholarship Comm.
During WW II, he served in the Judge Advo-
cate Generals Dept. and was assigned to the
War Crimes Office in Washington, DC. Survi-
vors include his wife and two children, one of
whom is Charles W. McAnally Jr. ('64 AB, '66
MBA) of Winston-Salem.
' 25 (BS COM) Abram Shrler Solomon, 82, a
retired vp/partner of Jacobi Hardware Co. in
Wilmington, died June 6,1987. He was capt.
of the tennis team at the University and for
many years was a seeded player in the south,
winning the Southeastern Tournament and
the Wilmington city tournaments. He received
the MBA from Harvard in 1927 and was a vete-
ran of WW II. He was an active member of the
Temple of Israel, the oldest Temple in the
state, where both his grandfathers were char-
ter members in 1876. Survivors include his
wife and three children, all graduates of the
University: John Henry Solomon ('57 BSBA),
San Rafael , CA, Ellen Joan Solomon ('65 AB),
Rochester, NY and Laura Jean Solomon ('75
AB), Burlington, VT.
' 25 ('21-' 24) J. Howard Wallace, 88, a retired
agronomist at the Univ. of Florida, died June
30, 1987 at Carol Woods Retirement Ctr. in
Chapel Hill. He received his BS in 1930 from
the Univ. of Florida and his master's from
Duke Univ. in 1934. Survivors include his wife
and three children.
' 26 (AB ED) Paul Edward Cathey, 84, a
retired supervisor of Belk Bros. Co. in Char-
lotte after 37 years, died May 15, 1987. Survi-
vors include several nieces and nephews.
' 26 (AB, ' 28 C Med) Dr. William Cochran
Highsmith, 83, a practiCing physician for 50
years at Highsmith-Rainey Hospital in Fay-
etteville, died Jan. 18, 1988, at Meadowbrook
Manor Nursing Home in Clemmons. He re-
ceived his MD in 1931 from the Univ. of Cin-
cinnati. Survivors include two children, one of
whom is William C. Highsmith Jr. ('60 AB) of
' 26 ('22-' 24) Theodore Edgar Maness died
Feb. 23, 1988, Parkton, NC.
' 26 (AB) Marvin Alwin Miller, 84, Director of
Libraries emeritus at the University of Arkan-
sas, died Nov. 30, 1987, in Fayetteville, AR.
The N. Wilkesboro native received his library
science degree from Columbia Univ. in 1929
and was a former director of the Univ. of New
Hampshire Library. He organized the Special
Collections Div. at the Univ. of Arkansas and
assisted in the planning and design of the new
Mullins Library on that campus. Survivors
include his wife and four children.
' 27 (AB) Granville Baxter Coleman, 81, a
retired vp of sales and traffic for Overnite
Transportation Co . in Richmond, VA, died
Jan. 18, 1988. Formerly of Canton, NC, he was
active in the Virginia Historical Soc. and St.
Jame~ Epia«..opa I..Cl)urcl). SjJ[Vj~oJ~ i.npl.us:le
his wife and two children.
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