Julia Bogie Santen ’01

Julia Bogie Santen '01Julia Bogie Santen, born on November 23, 1978, in Lexington, KY, to Elizabeth Steger Santen and the late John David Santen, passed away unexpectedly on June 15, 2018, in Charleston, SC, at age 39. She owned Julia Santen Gallery, a successful vintage poster business in downtown Charleston.

Julia enjoyed fine cuisine, funny movies, travel and outdoor activities, and taught sailing at ActionQuest Global Expeditions after college.

She graduated from Davidson College (2001), Henry Clay High School (1997), and The Lexington School (1994). She was a member of the Junior League of Charleston and First Presbyterian Church of Lexington.

Julia is survived by her mother, Liz; her brothers, John David Santen, Jr. and William Chenault Santen; her niece, Scout Santen; and her nephews, Manny, Dashiell and Harper Santen.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Julia’s memory to The Lexington School.

A celebration of Julia Santen’s wonderful life will be held at a later date.

She is loved and missed by family and friends the world over. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston

Published in Charleston Post & Courier on June 20, 2018

Jim Sloan III ’52

Jim Sloan '52Dr. James M. “Jim” Sloan III died on May 23, 2018 in Asheville at the age of 87.

He was a native of Gastonia, North Carolina, born July 8, 1930, the first son of James M. Sloan, Jr. and Frances Robinson Sloan of that city. He went to Davidson on a partial athletic scholarship. There he played both football and golf and graduated in 1952 with a BS degree in pre-med. He then attended Duke University Medical School, Durham, North Carolina, where he received his M. D. degree in 1956. While at Duke he was elected to AOA, an honorary medical society of national prominence.

His internship was at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana, under both the LSU and Tulane Medical School sections. Following this he enlisted in the U. S. Navy and served two years as a physician with the 2nd Marine Division at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

After his military service, Dr. Sloan went to the Huey P. Long Hospital in Alexandria, Louisiana, for a one year family practice residency. Following this he opened his medical practice at Gibson Hospital in Enterprise, Alabama before moving to Asheville, North Carolina in 1961 and began the practice of family medicine on Tunnel Road, opening the East Asheville Medical Center which ultimately included Dr. Harry Summerlin and Dr. Roger James.

He practiced there for 38 years before his retirement in 1998. In 1976, he served as a short-term medical missionary in Nigeria, West Africa, under the Western North Carolina Methodist jurisdiction. He was active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes organization and was a team doctor for Owen and Reynolds High Schools.

Dr. Sloan received a Mead-Johnson fellowship in family medicine, was a member of the Buncombe County and North Carolina Medical Societies, The American Medical Association, The American Academy of Family Physicians and the Southern Medical Associations along with the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians.

He was the first Board Chairman and helped start what is now Asheville Christian Academy in its infancy.

An avid golfer since his high school days, Dr. Sloan cherished the competition that the game afforded against such former “greats” as Arnold Palmer, Mike Souchak, Doug Saunders. Childhood friends will remember him as “Slimey” Sloan.

His greatest love, however, was for his family and for The Lord Jesus Christ. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Elizabeth “Joanna” Sloan and their children, James M. Sloan, IV and his wife, Rhonda of Charlotte, Joseph A. Sloan and his wife, Heather of Troutman, Thomas A. Sloan and his wife, Mary of Asheville and Stephen C. Sloan and his wife, Jeryl of Asheville; eight grandchildren, Sarah, Adam, Cate, Mary Beth, Joshua, Noah, Luke and Grace; brother, Sam R. Sloan and his wife Suzanne of Montreat; nephew, Ross and niece, Barrett.

Dr. Sloan was preceded in death by his daughter, Sarah Christine “Christy” Sloan.

A memorial service celebrating his life will be held 3:00 PM, Sunday, June 3, 2018 at Central United Methodist Church, 27 Church Street, Asheville. Dr. Robert Blackburn, Jr. will officiate.

Memorial contributions can be sent to the Christy Sloan Memorial Scholarship Fund, Davidson College, 405 N. Main Street, Davidson, NC 28035.

Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on May 27, 2018

Warner McNeill Wells Jr. ’36

Warner Wells '36Warner McNeill Wells Jr., 103, was born on Jan. 25, 1915 in Greenwood. He passed away peacefully in his home in Jackson on Monday, May 21, 2018.

Mr. Wells attended Davidson College in North Carolina, where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity and held an NCAA swimming record. He then transferred to The University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, to complete his college education.

He returned to Greenwood to begin his business career. He joined his father at Warner Wells Insurance Agency and later became president. He was also president of First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Greenwood, co-owner of Wells and Pond American Oil distributors, president of the Greenwood-Leflore County Chamber of Commerce, president of the Mississippi Independent Insurance Agents, president of the Mississippi Savings and Loan Association, president of the Southern Insurance Group in Naples, Florida, president of the Greenwood Country Club, and a developer of real estate. Mr. Wells enjoyed serving on the boards of various organizations throughout his long life and was a loyal contributor to many charities.

He was the oldest member of the First Methodist Church in Greenwood, which his parents help found. He was a trustee of the Methodist church and a longstanding member of the choir. Due to the quality of his beautiful voice, he sang in at least half of the weddings and funerals in the Mississippi Delta in his day. He was also a member of the Kiwanis Club Barber Shop Quartet.

He was married to the late Memrie Gary Wells for 53 years, until her death in 1996. They enjoyed many years of golfing and traveling around the world until they decided to split their time between Highlands, North Carolina, and Naples, Florida. He later moved to Jackson, where he married Marisue Wilkinson Wells, and they continued to enjoy his hobbies of golf and travel.

Mr. Wells was preceded in death by parents Hattie and Warner Wells Sr., his first wife, Memrie, and his sister, Martha Wells Goslen.

He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Marisue; his son, Warner McNeill Wells III (Anne); his daughters, Memrie Wells Bruce (Jim) and Rebecca “Becky” Wells Johnson (the late Larry Johnson); Marisue’s children, Ab Wilkinson (Laura), Kimberly Wilkinson Mason (Mark) and Christopher Wilkinson (Stacey); and 13 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and various nieces and nephews.

The family is most grateful to Ms. Daisy Tisdale and StaHome Hospice for their loving support.

Visitation for Mr. Wells will be held at Parkway Funeral Home at 1611 Highland Colony Parkway in Ridgeland on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, between 4 and 6 p.m.

There will be a private family burial at Odd Fellows Memorial Cemetery in Greenwood at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2018.

Memorial donations may be made in the name of Warner McNeill Wells Jr. to First Methodist Church, 310 W. Washington St., P.O. Box 1870, Greenwood, MS 38930/662-453-2822 or to the charity of your choice.

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Harry Faison Shaw ’50

Harry Faison Shaw '50Harry Faison Shaw, 91, of Fayetteville passed away on May 19, 2018.

Harry was a life-long resident of Fayetteville. He attended Fayetteville Public Schools. Harry served with the US Navy in the Pacific Theater during WWII.

After graduating from Davidson College in 1950 he worked for Superior Stone Company in Lillington, North Carolina.

In 1960 the Shaws returned to Fayetteville when he took a position with Home Federal Savings and Loan Association where he remained for 32 years. After retirement, he became a partner in Gaines and Shaw Appraisers. He was president of both the McLean Foundation and the McLean Development Corporation.

Civic Positions/Boards served:
-Fayetteville City Council
-Vice Chairman and Treasurer of the Lafayette Society
-Chairman of the Historic and Scenic Sights Committee
-Member Cape Fear Botanical Garden Board
-Member State Board of Community Colleges’ Commission on the Future
-Member of the West Fayetteville Rotary Club
-Elder Emeritus
-First Presbyterian Church
-President and Chairman of the City of Fayetteville Linear Park Corporation

In 1975 he was appointed by the governor to the board of FTCC and then was appointed as a member of the State Board of Community Colleges’ Commission on the Future.

In 2005, FTCC dedicated the Harry F. Shaw Virtual College Center to honor his 29 years of serving as the Chairman of the FTCC Board. In 2015 he received the I.E. Reedy Award from the State Board of Community Colleges.

Harry’s integrity and energy is the great legacy he leaves behind. His civic and philanthropic pursuits will be missed not only by his family but an entire community.

Harry was predeceased by Sarah Stewart, his wife of 58 years and his son Paul Stewart Shaw.

He is survived by his wife, Claire Chestnut Shaw of the home; two daughters, Faison Shaw Covington of Charlotte and Sally Shaw Schmitz and husband Richard of Piney Creek; his sister, Gillie Revelle of Fayetteville; four grandchildren, Mary Jane Hansen of St. Louis, MO, Greg Shaw of New York, NY, Harry Schmitz of Morehead City, and Clair Shaw of Charlotte; his great-granddaughter, Emma Hansen of St. Louis, MO and two step-children, Kate Henley Paradis of Charlotte and Wilson Henley of Washington, CT.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 22, 2018 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church Eller Hall.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at the church with Dr. Mike Garrett and Rev. Donna Marchant officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in Eller Hall.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cross Creek Linear Park Foundation.

Services entrusted to Rogers and Breece Funeral Home.

Published in Fayetteville Observer on May 21, 2018

Emmy Knobloch ’82

Emmy Knobloch '82Dr. Emily Jean Knobloch of Jackson, Wyoming died peacefully surrounded by her family from complications of melanoma on May 18. She was born July 10, 1960 to Emily Champion and the late Carl William Knobloch, Jr. in New York City. Emmy lived a life full of love, courage and achievement.

Emmy graduated from the Westminster Schools (Atlanta, Georgia), Davidson College and the University of Minnesota Medical School. At Davidson, Emmy captained the tennis team, was Davidson’s very first female All-American in any sport and was elected to Davidson’s Hall of Fame. At Minnesota Medical School, Emmy was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

After starting on Wall Street, she found her passion caring for patients as an internal medicine doctor. Dr. Emmy, as she was fondly called, loved her patients and the staff at St. John’s Hospital in Jackson. Her family was also lucky to benefit from her incredible skills, most especially her late father Carl and her partner Robert.

Other interests during her life were horses, playing tennis, fishing expeditions with her father, and rescuing dogs, of whom there were many and all much beloved. She was a Rowland and Ward record book holder and won awards for her marathon times. Most importantly, she knew what she loved, people and animals, most especially stray dogs.

Emmy was an active contributor to her community in Jackson, Wyoming including having served as the Chairman of the St. John’s Hospital board and Medical Director of the St. John’s Living Center in addition to her private practice. She was also a Director of the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole.

So many extraordinary doctors and caregivers have been part of Emmy’s courageous fight against melanoma. We will keep the specific list short and only note very gratefully her care from St. John’s Hospital, Huntsman Cancer Institute and Dr. Martha Stearn.

She is survived by her mother Emily Champion Knobloch, her partner and best friend of many years Dr. Robert Berlin, dear 4-legged child Dr. Shami, sisters Carla Knobloch and Eleanor Knobloch Ratchford (Tom) and her two devoted nephews Joseph Thomas Ratchford III and James William Ratchford. She is also survived by many dear cousins, including Stevens Sharkey and George Champion, whom she considered as brothers.

In lieu of flowers, please remember Emmy and celebrate who she was with acts of kindness to others.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 24  at 11am at First Presbyterian Church in Atlanta . A celebration of Emmy’s life will also be held in Jackson Hole at a later date. There will be a private burial at Putnam Cemetery in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from May 20 to May 22, 2018