Obituaries

Compiled by Daniel Funke

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1930–1934

Alton F. Bryant (AB ’31) of Atlanta died Nov. 30.

1935–1939

John M. Hulsey (BSA ’33) of Dawsonville died Jan. 20. Jessie E. Denney (AB ’35, MEd ’51) of Jefferson City, Tenn., died Jan. 2. Effie C. Williams (AB ’36) of New Orleans died Jan. 25. Louise Nelson (MA ’37) of Milledgeville died Nov. 22. Clarice Turk (BSHE ’37) of Sale City died Nov. 10. Zena E. Brown (BSHE ’38) of Atlanta died Dec. 11. Byron B. Bower (BSC ’39) of Florence, Ala., died Dec. 5.

1940–1944

Sarah M. Belk (BS ’40) of Anderson, S.C., died Nov. 10. Marvin B. Gillis (BSA ’40) of Glenview, Ill., died Dec. 28. Edith Gillon (BFA ’40) of Atlanta died Jan. 14. Manta M. Lester (BSHE ’40) of Marietta died in December. Mitchell C. King (JD ’41) of Hilton Head Island, S.C., died Dec. 2. Edwin L. Lawrence (BSC ’41) of Homestead, Fla., died Jan. 15. LaVerne B. Newsom (BSHE ’41) of Atlanta died Nov. 1. James E. Payne (BSAE ’41) of Baxley died Dec. 3. Marian Z. Martin (MA ’41) of Athens died Nov. 29.  Joan T. Baggs (AB ’42) of Miami, Fla., died Dec. 22. Richard A. Munn (BFA ’42) of Columbus died Dec. 23. Margaret Orndorff (ABJ ’43) of Dawson died Jan. 5. Dorothy Savedge (BSHE ’43) of Waverly, Va., died Jan. 15. Joseph B. Chastain (BS ’44) of Columbus died Jan. 23. Dorothy F. Duncan (BSHE ’44) of Tiger died Nov. 17. Mildred Merritt (BSHE ’44) of Greensboro, N.C., died Jan. 6. Claudia J. Sikes (BSHE ’44) of Roanoke, Va., died Jan. 2.

1945–1949

Martha N. Allman (BSHE ’45, MEd ’76) of Atlanta died Dec. 7. Cullen B. Lovvorn (BFA ’45) of Rome died Jan. 29. Nell Morris (AB ’45) of College Park died Jan. 20. Marvin M. Nathan (BS ’45) of Winter Park, Fla., died Nov. 9. Nell R. Loughridge (BSHE ’46, MEd ’78, EdS ’88) of Chatsworth died Dec. 18. Miriam V. Trousdale (BBA ’46) of Athens died Nov. 25. Joseph T. Hood (BSA ’47) of Auburn, Ala., died Nov. 15. James A. Naismith (BBA ’47) of Savannah died Nov. 17. Olive E. Rambo (ABJ ’47) of Marietta died Jan. 27. Nan L. Riley (AB ’47) of Macon died Nov. 12. Ruth H. White (BSHE ’47) of Shalimar, Fla., died Nov. 27. Bette K. Armstrong (AB ’48) of Monticello, Fla., died Nov. 8. Gordon E. Dill (BBA ’48) of Cumming died Dec. 24. Jean K. Faulkner (AB ’48) of Oxford died Dec. 17. Marion C. Gannam (AB ’48) of Savannah died Jan. 5. Gittis W. Gosdin (BSA ’48, MSA ’49) of Alpharetta died Jan. 12. Stuart W. McGarity (BBA ’48, MEd ’72) of Athens died Dec. 3. Charles H. Smith (BSEd ’48) of East Palatka, Fla., died Dec. 10. Robert C. Smith (BS ’48) of Waycross died Jan. 19. Margaret V. Via (BFA ’48, MFA ’51) of Noti, Ore., died Dec. 22. Lorenzo E. Allgood (MEd ’49) of Gainesville died Nov. 4. John U. Cushman (BBA ’49) of Charlotte, N.C., died Jan. 5. Ralph D. Helmken (BSF ’49) of Lyons died Nov. 4. Howard Hunnicut (BSAE ’49) of Roswell died Jan. 10. Vernon J. Knight (BSF ’49, MFR ’51) of Birmingham, Ala., died Dec. 1. Andrew L. Miles (BSA ’49) of Lyons died Dec. 4. James S. Oliver (BBA ’49) of Valdosta died Nov. 3. Riley G. Sanders (BSA ’49) of Milner died Jan. 28. Floyd Shooke (BSA ’49) of Hiawassee died Jan. 4. Ralph J. Simmons (BBA ’49) of Augusta died Nov. 23. Philip N. Wood (BSPh ’49) of Douglasville died Nov. 24.

1950–1954

James E. Brown (BSA ’50) of LaGrange died Jan. 28. William T. Brown (BSA ’50) of Jackson, Tenn., died Jan. 30. Clifford S. Campbell (BBA ’50) of Thomasville died Dec. 26. Zack D. Cravey (BBA ’50) of Sea Island died Jan. 7. Liston N. Drury (BSAE ’50, MS ’61) of Winterville died Nov. 20. Godfrey M. Funk (BSA ’50) of Clermont died Jan. 8. Hugh V. Harless (BSA ’50) of Tampa, Fla., died Nov. 28. Richard M. Lee (BSEd ’50) of Tallahassee, Fla., died Nov. 30. Verdie E. Love (BSA ’50) of Savannah died Nov. 27. Martha Payne (BSHE ’50) of Pineview died Dec. 7. Mendel Romm (BBA ’50) of Atlanta died Nov. 18. Warren P. Sewell (BBA ’50) of Atlanta died Dec. 16. Charles O. Shults (BSAE ’50) of Bowling Green, Ky., died Jan. 11. Jack G. Tuttle (DVM ’50) of Barnesville died Jan. 8. Carl C. Wicker (BSPh ’50) of Newnan died Dec. 10. Benjamin C. Barrow (BS ’51) of Athens died Dec. 24. Betty F. Cline (JD ’51) of Decatur died Nov. 13. Merrill Coker (BSEd ’51) of Lilburn died Jan. 11. Anne M. Cork (BSEd ’51) of Valdosta died Nov. 3. Mary Duke (MEd ’51) of Toomsboro died Dec. 15. Ernest K. Harrell (ABJ ’51) of Tallahassee, Fla., died Dec. 5. John J. Langdale (BSF ’51) of Valdosta died Jan. 4. Laura B. Murray (BSEd ’51) of Camden, S.C., died Jan. 22. William H. Norris (BSAE ’51) died Nov. 17. Robert H. Rowe (BSA ’51) of Columbus died Nov. 25. Robert F. Stephenson (BSEd ’51) of Fayetteville died Jan. 31. Alida Still (BSEd ’51) of Lawrenceville died Dec. 29. Norman Abramsky (BBA ’52) of Coconut Creek, Fla., died April 13. Shirley H. Brinson (AB ’52) of Augusta died Nov. 6. Gloria E. Cobb (BSHE ’52) of Athens died Jan. 21. O.F. Lowie (LLB ’52) of Bartlett, Tenn., died Jan. 17. Jean D. McLendon (BSEd ’52) of Powder Springs died Jan. 31. Harold F. Powers(ABJ ’52) of Athens died Jan. 1. Robert L. Cork (LLB ’53) of Valdosta died Dec. 16. Courtney B. Spratlin (BBA ’53, MBA ’54) of Havelock, N.C., died Jan. 9. Robert R. Stetson(AB ’53) of Louisville, Ky., died Jan. 15. Hal C. Waters (BBA ’53) of Statesboro died Nov. 18. Josephine Williams (BSEd ’53) of Marietta died Nov. 13. Wyatt B. Albea (BBA ’54, MEd ’64) of Lincolnton died Nov. 13. Arthur A. DeCarlo (BBA ’54) of Ellicott City, Md., died Dec. 21. Wilhelmina French (BSEd ’54) of Jacksonville, Fla., died Dec. 5. William Y. Harvey (BBA ’54) of Fort Worth, Texas, died Nov. 8. Jerry W. Owen (BBA ’54) of Atlanta died Nov. 1. Frances O. Ravan (MA ’54, EdD ’73) of Gainesville died Jan. 23.

1955–1959

Mary A. Addison (BS ’55) of El Cerrito, Calif., died Dec. 3.  John H. Barker (BSA ’55) of Gainesville died Dec. 3. Sylvia M. Bohanon (BSEd ’55) of Carrollton died Dec. 28. Ann Ellison (BBA ’55) of Lawrenceville died Dec. 26. Emmett L. Harper (BSA ’55) of Greensboro died Dec. 30. Daniel R. Sosebee (BBA ’55) of Grayson died Jan. 8. Alexander L. Cann (BBA ’56, LLB ’58) of Savannah died Dec. 27. James R. Mercer (BSA ’56) of Gainesville died Nov. 10. Roger W. Stone (AB ’56) of Augusta died Dec. 14. Ann Wood (BSEd ’56) of Atlanta died Dec. 17. Benjamin L. Brinson (BBA ’57, MA ’58) of Alpharetta died Dec. 2. Charles A. Saye (BSEd ’57) of Cumming died Nov. 9. James E. Brown (BSPh ’58) of Milan died Nov. 13. John W. Crawford (BBA ’58, MBA ’59) of Columbus died Jan. 2. Harvey D. Findley (AB ’58) of Pelham died Nov. 19. Samuel T. Harrell (BBA ’58) of Marietta died Nov. 15. Edmond H. Underwood (ABJ ’58) of Lafayette, La., died Jan. 18. James O. Wise (MS ’58) of Bogart died Nov. 16. James C. Garrison (BSF ’59) of Suwanee died Dec. 17. Henry C. Haley (BBA ’59) of Calhoun died Dec. 4. Harriett Neubauer (BSEd ’59) of Macon died Dec. 10. Charles W. Rushing (BBA ’59) of Statesboro died Jan. 16. Malcolm E. Seckinger (BBA ’59) of Brunswick died Nov. 16.

1960–1964

John F. Atha (BS ’60) of Rockmart died Jan. 26. Harry G. Costis (MA ’60) of Fresno, Calif., died Dec. 1. Wanda L. Dixon (BM ’60) of Tifton died Jan. 9. Joseph T. Hammack (BSAE ’60) of Coleman died Nov. 7. James N. Pease (JD ’60) of Midland died Dec. 14. Lonnie L. Williamson (ABJ ’60, MS ’69) of Athens died Dec. 18. Frank A. Conner (BBA ’61) of Newnan died Jan. 31. Donald E. Ellis (DVM ’61) of Sevierville, Tenn., died Nov. 5. Bobby M. Green (BS ’61) of Chatsworth died Jan. 20. Peter C. Kapetanakos (BSPh ’61) of Jonesboro died Nov. 25. Alfred J. Nault (BSEd ’61) of Alpharetta died Dec. 11. James C. Whelchel (JD ’61) of Moultrie died Jan. 5. Wylie L. Anderson (BBA ’62) of Jacksonville, Fla., died Dec. 4. John M. Applewhite (BSEd ’62) of Augusta died Nov. 23. William H. Mulherin (BS ’62) of Martinez died Jan. 21. Edmond L. Anderson (BBA ’63) of Oolteweh, Tenn., died Nov. 17. Rosalind T. Forrest (AB ’63) of Huntsville, Ala., died Nov. 30. Arthur P. Hansen (BSA ’63, MS ’64) of Garner, N.C., died Dec. 7. Frank B. Maxson (DVM ’63) of Rapid City, S.D., died Dec. 23. Elizabeth R. Holt (AB ’64) of Atlanta died Dec. 2. Jeannine A. Venuto (AB ’64) of Arlington, Va., died Jan. 31. Arthur C. Wagner (BBA ’64) of Acworth died Jan. 8.

1965–1969

Billy B. Byars (BS ’65) of Thomasville died Dec. 29. Donald W. DeJong (PhD ’65) of Youngsville, N.C., died Nov. 9. William H. Foster (BSA ’65) of Lavonia died Jan. 6. Martha R. Kelley (MEd ’65) of Hartwell died Dec. 10. William E. Winslette (BSPh ’65) of Brooklet died Nov. 5. Frances Bowen (BS ’66) of Waycross died Nov. 29. Matthew W. Morris (AB ’66, MA ’72, PhD ’77) of Oxford died Jan. 16. Betty A. Thrasher (MEd ’66) of Royston died Jan. 16. Jodie L. Burton (MEd ’67, EdS ’71, EdD ’72) of Cornelia died Jan. 16. Hilda R. Byrd (MEd ’67, EdS ’72) of Rome died Dec. 6. Dorothy E. Cochran (BSEd ’67) of Toccoa died Nov. 11. Frank C. Darby (BBA ’67) of Gainesville died Nov. 30. Jon F. Downs (BFA ’67, MFA ’69) of Decatur died Nov. 3. Douglas W. Frederick (MEd ’67, EdS ’77) of Atlanta died Nov. 19. Janet Gratiano (BS ’67) of Jacksonville, Fla., died Dec. 10. Michael J. Horsey (AB ’67, MA ’71) of Atlanta died Nov. 29. Joseph Y. Hudgins (MEd ’67) of Macon died Dec. 11. Richard E. Wooley (MS ’67, PhD ’69) of Athens died Nov. 18. Kenneth Arnold (BBA ’68) of Clermont, Fla., died Dec. 17. William M. Banks (ABJ ’68) of Gainesville died Jan. 6. Brenda L. Cloud (BSHE ’68) of Atlanta died Dec. 2. Freddie W. Evans (MEd ’68) of Macon died Dec. 19. Emory E. Giles (MEd ’68) of Tifton died Jan. 15. Dixon G. Haynes (ABJ ’68, MA ’69) of Coupeville, Wash., died Nov. 14. Margaret W. Legard (AB ’68) of McMinnville, Ore., died Nov. 9. Bonnie Potts (BSEd ’68) of Atlanta died Nov. 28. Donald M. Rothgeb (DVM ’68) of Myrtle Beach, S.C., died Jan. 26. Leigh M. Strozier (DVM ’68, MS ’71) of Demorest died Jan. 14. Katey B. Dickinson (BSEd ’69) of Fernandina Beach, Fla., died Dec. 22. Michael W. Dye (BBA ’69) of Marietta died Nov. 26. Willie M. Fitchett (MEd ’69, EdS ’73) of Waycross died Dec. 30. James O. Irwin (ABJ ’69) of Lake Butler, Fla., died Nov. 23. Eleanor A. Kates (MEd ’69, PhD ’72) of Tallahassee, Fla., died Nov. 10. Peter J. Mallen (BBA ’69) of Atlanta died Dec. 17. Joseph C. Mitchell (MEd ’69) of Racine, Wis., died Nov. 16. Eugene W. Washington (MPA ’69) of Atlanta died Nov. 15.

1970–1974

Constance M. Harrold (BSEd ’70) of Atlanta died Nov. 12. Mary J. Simmons (MMEd ’70, EdD ’76) of Thomaston died Dec. 20. Theresa West (MEd ’70) of Thomasville died Jan. 27. Ralph Bennett (EdS ’71) of Calhoun died Dec. 10. Sylvia M. Betts (MEd ’71, EdS ’78) of Athens died Jan. 8. James O. Friedlander (BS ’71, BSPh ’73) of Lawrenceville died Nov. 8. William S. Ghegan (BBA ’71) of Atlanta died Jan. 12. Donnie G. Kinard (BSA ’71) of Allendale, S.C., died Nov. 3. George M. Mansour (ABJ ’71) of Dallas, Texas, died Dec. 22. John H. McCray (PhD ’71) of Williamsburg, Va., died Dec. 12. John P. Quirk (EdD ’71) of Hilton Head Island, S.C., died Jan. 1. Oscar M. Tharp (BBA ’71) of Atlanta died Nov. 18. Emily Burgess (MEd ’72) of Fayetteville died Nov. 12. Susan L. Duncan (ABJ ’72) of Carrollton died Nov. 15. Donna H. Hamrick (ABJ ’72) of Perry died Dec. 23. James W. Hinton (BSPh ’72) of Reynolds died Dec. 29. Mildred Norrell (MA ’72) of Buchanan died Jan. 19. William G. Pullen (PhD ’72) of Rome died Jan. 31. Robert H. Reynolds (BSPh ’72) of Robbins, N.C., died Dec. 13. Nancy Davis-Raymond (ABJ ’73) of Hampton, Va., died Jan. 2. Robert E. Ade (MEd ’74) of Newnan died Dec. 1. Eric C. Barton (BLA ’74) of Helena, Ala., died Nov. 25. Elmo T. Graves (MEd ’74) of Goshen, Ala., died Nov. 18. Claude M. Luke (BS ’74) of Moultrie died Nov. 26. Stephen D. Lynch (AB ’74) of Turner, Ore., died Dec. 28. Gary S. Vickers (MS ’74) of Danville, Va., died Dec. 21. James R. Willis (ABJ ’74) of Marietta died Dec. 7.

1975–1979

Allen H. Crenshaw (BBA ’75) of Crawford died Nov. 6. J.D. Durham (MEd ’75) of Mount Airy died Dec. 30. Herbert R. Gibson (BSEH ’75) of Troy, N.Y., died Dec. 7. James C. Kincaid (EdD ’75) of Warner Robins died Dec. 19. John M. Smith (BS ’75) of Lexington died Jan. 28. Stephen L. Guthrie (BSEd ’76) of Kennesaw died Nov. 20. Edward W. Klein (JD ’76) of Marietta died Dec. 2. Joseph T. Maharrey (MEd ’76) of Brooklet died Nov. 1. Charles B. Mikell (JD ’76) of Savannah died Nov. 4. Thomas A. Prulksma (BSA ’76) of Greenwich, N.Y., died Dec. 4. David H. Bradfield (BBA ’77) of LaGrange died Nov. 6. John K. Contarino (MS ’77, DVM ’84) of Marietta died Dec. 6. Christine Falco (MHE ’77) of New Canaan, Conn., died Nov. 26. Charles A. Jones (EdD ’77) of Montgomery, Ala., died Jan. 8. James T. Lifsey (AB ’77) of Augusta died Jan. 9. Melanie Richardson (ABJ ’77) of Soddy Daisy, Tenn., died Jan. 21. James C. Ellis (BSFR ’78) of Pawleys Island, S.C., died Jan. 18.  George C. Lynch (MLA ’78) of Southampton, N.Y., died Jan. 26. Howard A. Sims (BSA ’78) of Cairo died Nov. 12. Dorothy Brown (MEd ’79) of East Point died Jan. 5. Carlton H. Johnson (BSPh ’79) of Valdosta died Nov. 19. David J. Speer (BSA ’79) of Granada Hills, Calif., died Jan. 21.

1980–1984

Warren W. Foley (BBA ’80) of Columbus died Dec. 12. Michael B. Hagler (JD ’80) of Augusta died Jan. 7. Barbara Hodges (BLA ’80) of Hilton Head Island, S.C., died Nov. 9. Walter M. Lentz (MS ’80) of Cashiers, N.C., died Dec. 13. Robert M. Parrish (BSA ’80) of Ty Ty died Jan. 12. Richard F. Popple (BFA ’80) of Lilburn died Dec. 14. Gloria Rucker (BSEd ’80) of Athens died Nov. 29. Lowell E. Alcorn (MBA ’81) of Concord, N.C., died Nov. 6. Furman W. Kay (BSAE ’81, MS ’83) of Winterville died Jan. 15. Myrtle E. Stiles (BSW ’81) of Winterville died Jan. 11. Laurene Jackson (ABJ ’82, JD ’92) of Lithonia died in December. Howard G. Leroy (AB ’82) of Plains died Nov. 10. Joseph M. Smith (BSA ’82) of Tifton died Nov. 24. Susan P. Nessmith (BSHE ’83) of Warner Robins died Nov. 9. Mary A. Tarbuck (BBA ’83) of Perry, Ohio, died Jan. 13. Lloyd W. Willingham (MBA ’83) of Crawfordville, Fla., died Nov. 21. Steven J. Morris (BS ’84) of Lilburn died Nov. 24.

1985–1989

James W. Byrd (BFA ’85) of Atlanta died Jan. 31. Brian Davis (PhD ’85) of Ogden, Utah, died Nov. 29. Carol A. Dorris (JD ’85) of Alexandria, Va., died Jan. 8. Roy J. Head (BSA ’86) of Millen died Nov. 14. Sue Schwartz (MEd ’88) of Charlotte, N.C., died Dec. 13. Philip R. Barnes (BS ’89) of Kennesaw died Dec. 13. Frances P. Stewart (PhD ’89) of Rainier, Wash., died Jan. 6.

1990–1994

Michael P. Burns (BS ’90) of Marietta died Jan. 13. Ashley H. Samuels (ABJ ’90, MMC ’92) of Savannah died Dec. 31. Rebecca M. Stiles (AB ’90) of Blue Ridge died Nov. 25. John S. Summerlin (JD ’90) of Alapaha died Dec. 4. Nancy Dingler (MEd ’91) of Royston died Dec. 31. Matthew S. O’Hare (AB ’92) of Tampa, Fla., died Nov. 8. Mell D. Eadie (BSFR ’93) of Tifton died Dec. 7. Tina Y. Soper (BSPh ’93) of Gainesville died Jan. 2. Roxanne E. Giddens (BSPh ’94) of Watkinsville died Jan. 9. Laura L. Pitts (MAEd ’94) of Lexington, Ky., died Dec. 5. Marcy L. Scott (AB ’94) of Mableton died Nov. 1.

1995–1999

Walter M. Cheatham (AB ’95) of Toccoa died Nov. 13. David R. Keller (PhD ’95) of Salt Lake City, Utah, died Dec. 28. Cheree L. Holcombe (MAcc ’96) of Grovetown died Nov. 29. Jonathan D. Liston (MEd ’97) of Athens died Dec. 26. James S. Cornett (MBA ’98) of Gainesville died Jan. 22. Ryan B. Crane (BSEd ’98) of Cumming died Nov. 16. Anita J. Sledge (MEd ’98) of Centerville died Dec. 9. Laurie S. Bowers (AB ’99) of Bluffton, S.C., died Jan. 30. Geoffrey G. McGilvray (BBA ’99) of Sherwood, Ark., died Nov. 13. Matthew D. Wilkerson (BS ’99) of Fredericksburg, Va., died Jan. 24.

2000–2004

Joyce W. Chisholm (AB ’02) of Snellville died Jan. 14. Heather L. Hampton (BBA ’02) of Alpharetta died Nov. 9. Helga Wendelberger (AB ’02, PhD ’06) of Russellville, Ark., died Dec. 21. Jason M. Manthorne (AB ’04, MA ’06, PhD ’13) of Athens died Nov. 11. Janet A. Swanson (MEd ’04) of Athens died Dec. 27.

2005–2009

Katherine I. Barnes (DVM ’06) of Chester, S.C., died Jan. 21. Michelle L. Wexler (BSEd ’07, MEd ’08) of Marietta died Dec. 6. James P. Mckay (PhD ’08) of New Orleans died Nov. 5.

2010 -

Snizhana Radzetska (MPA ’12) of Athens died Jan. 8. Zachary D. Cowart (BSA ’13) of Athens died Jan. 9. James H. Willingham (BBA ’13) of Atlanta died Jan. 18.