Edward Hughes Nicholson ’54

Edward Hughes Nicholson, of Cornelius, NC, died on Thursday, June 23, 2016, at the age of 83. He was born in Bluefield, WV on May 12, 1933, the son of Matthew Heslop Nicholson and Ruby Evans Nicholson.

He was a graduate of Beaver (Bluefield, WV) High School in 1950 and Davidson College in 1954 after attending West Virginia University for his freshman year.

Following service in the U.S. Army in Korea, he spent most of his working life as a stockbroker in Roanoke, VA, many of those years for A.G. Edwards.

In later years, he and his wife Nancy enjoyed travel outside the United States and he was an avid follower of the Davidson College basketball program to the end.

He is survived by his wife of sixty-one years, Nancy Whitenack Nicholson; his children, Evan Matthew Nicholson and his wife Patricia Madre Nicholson of Matthews, NC, and Edward H. Nicholson, Jr. and his wife Susan Shumaker of Salisbury, NC; grandchildren, Cameron Scott Nicholson of Raleigh, NC, Erin Michelle Nicholson of Matthews, NC, John Edward Nicholson of Raleigh, NC, and Virginia Grace Nicholson of Brooklyn, NY.

A visitation will be held at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home on Thursday, June 30, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 pm, followed by a private family service at a later date.

Memorials contributions may be sent to the charity of choice .

Thomas Ratchford ’57

Dr. Joseph Thomas Ratchford , the son of a Presbyterian Pastor in rural North Carolina, Dr. Ratchford held a lifelong love for family, education and scientific inquiry.

In his early years, Dr. Ratchford worked on his family’s farm, became an Eagle Scout and was a voracious reader. He graduated from Davidson College (B.S. cum laude, 1957) and received advanced degrees in Physics from the University of Virginia (M.A. 1959; Ph.D. 1961).

His accomplishments in science would elevate him to prominent roles in the national and international science communities. His career achievements spanned many senior academic, policy and government positions, culminating in his appointment as Associate Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy by President George H.W. Bush, where he developed U.S. science policy initiatives.

Both in and out of government service, Dr. Ratchford was active in global science and international technology cooperation. He led the creation of an academic center addressing science, trade, legal and technology issues at George Mason University’s School of Law.

He also served as Associate Executive Officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science – the world’s largest scientific society. Dr. Ratchford’s distinguished career in science and technology policy spanned Capitol Hill and academia. He served as Science Consultant for the Committee on Science and Technology in the U.S. House of Representatives. He conducted research at the International Institute for the Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria, the Office of Scientific Research of the U.S. Air Force and taught Physics at Washington and Lee University.

Throughout his life, Dr. Ratchford was guided by a deep, abiding faith. He was a member of Davidson College Presbyterian Church and a longtime member of the Brindisi Bible Study Class. He was also a member of many professional organizations including Phi Beta Kappa, the American Physical Society, Council on Foreign Relations and Sigma Xi. Dr. Ratchford was born on September 30, 1935, in Kingstree, SC.

He died of complications associated with a stroke on 16 June in Huntersville, NC. He was 80. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dr. Joanne Causey Ratchford; sons, Tom, James and David; daughter, Laura; and grandchildren, Tommy, James, Emma, JJ, Nathaniel, David and Julia; and beloved dogs Argos and Sally. He was a resident of the Pines at Davidson.

A Memorial service will be held at 2pm on Sunday, June 19, 2016 at Davidson College Presbyterian Church Main Sanctuary with Pastor Lib McGregor Simmons officiating. A reception will be immediately following the service in the church Congregation Hall.

Memorial donation suggestions, Davidson College Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 337, Davidson, NC 28036.

A special thanks from the family of Dr. Ratchford goes to the Levine & Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville, NC. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, is serving the Ratchford family.

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James Wallace “Jim” Ivey, Jr. ’52

Mr. James Wallace “Jim” Ivey, Jr. passed away at home on Thursday, June 9, 2016.

A service of remembrance, officiated by the Rev. Elizabeth Ayscue, will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Albemarle at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2016. The family will receive friends in the church parlor following the service.

Mr. Ivey was born in Albemarle on January 8, 1930, the son of J. Wallace “Hawkeye” Ivey and Kathleen Lisk Ivey.

Raised in New London, he moved to Albemarle as a teenager and graduated from Albemarle High School. He attended Davidson College and Pfeiffer College and then served four years in the US Air Force in Valdosta, Ga., Greenville, S.C., and Biloxi, Miss., in air traffic control operations and as an instructor.

Upon discharge, Mr. Ivey returned to Albemarle to work at a local supplier of coal, heating oil and firewood. He later established Ivey Sales Company, one of Stanly County’s earliest outdoor power equipment suppliers, and also operated a pulpwood business supplying paper companies.

In 1956, Mr. Ivey married Margaret Barrett, and they raised a family, enjoyed many years of travel, time at their beach home in Oak Island and invaluable years with children and grandchildren and their beloved English springer spaniels.

Mr. Ivey was an avid reader and loved anything associated with the out of doors — fishing, camping and boating. He also loved a good joke, and his dry sense of humor got many laughs. He was a man of few words, but those words spoke volumes.

When he was 15 years old, Mr. Ivey saved the life of a friend in a boating accident and was awarded the National Boy Scout Life Saving Gold Medal and a certificate of heroism from the National Court of Honor, signed by the President of the United States. He was later honored with the Carnegie Bronze Medal of Heroism. He became a lifelong supporter of the Boy Scouts of America and was a local troop leader, instructor and volunteer.

He loved being active in the community, serving as elder at First Presbyterian Church, participating in the Optimist Club and supporting many community charities.

Mr. Ivey was on the board of the New London Historical Museum and served as a volunteer, always ready to share his memories of his childhood home. In 2014, he gifted acreage on Main Street in New London to the town.

Mr. Ivey is survived by his devoted wife of 60 years, Margaret Barrett Ivey, and his children, Jim Ivey III and wife Lori of Albemarle; and daughter Dale Ivey Stoehr and husband Larry of Greensboro. He was especially proud of his four grandchildren: William Ivey, Robert Ivey, Claire Ellison and Kathleen Ellison. Mr. Ivey is also survived by his sister, Ann Ivey Cranford and husband, Charles, of Oak Island, along with many special nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family is grateful for the love and support offered by neighbors, friends, church and community and expresses deepest appreciation to Mr. Ivey’s dedicated caregivers, Teresa Maslowski, Jessica Mosby, Karen Sarver, Patsy Yarborough and to Hospice of Stanly and the Uwharrie.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church Albemarle, Hospice of Stanly and the Uwharrie or the Boy Scouts of America. ­

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Ivey family.

Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com.

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William M. Alexander ’50

William M Alexander, Distinguished Professor of Religion and Philosophy, Emeritus, died June 9, 2016, at Scotland Regional Hospice.

A memorial will be held Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Laurinburg. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at 12:00 pm at Scotia Village.

He was an honor graduate of Davidson College where he was president of the YMCA and captain of the wrestling team. He attended Louisville Presbyterian Seminary where he received a Masters of Divinity degree followed by three years of service as a chaplain in the US Army in Korea. He then attended Harvard University where he received a Masters degree in theology and studied under Paul Tillich. He then received his PhD at Princeton Theological Seminary.

Immediately following his graduate studies, he joined the faculty of the newly established St. Andrews Presbyterian College in 1961 where he taught until 2012. While there he helped create the Christianity and Culture curriculum (C&C) and taught a variety of classes in the humanities. He was widely recognized as an engaging and thoughtful teacher who cultivated critical thinking and interdepartmental collaboration in his many popular courses.

He was moderator of the Fayetteville Presbytery and served many congregations as a visiting pastor. Over 50 years he donated over 22 gallons of blood, giving at every opportunity. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and grandchildren all over the world, and had a special interest in the cave paintings in France and Spain. His enjoyable pastime was “trouncing men half his age on the racquetball court”.

He was devoted to his family and is preceded in death by his sister Susan, his son David, and his granddaughter Hannah. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Katherine (Kay) Alexander, son John and his wife Rose of Charlotte, NC, daughter Susan (Dorrie) and her husband Jack Gibson of Southern Pines, NC, and three grandchildren – Alexander (Alec) Gibson, Stephen and Keith Alexander.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Bill’s name to the academic scholarship fund at St Andrew’s University, 1700 Dogwood Mile St, Laurinburg NC 28352.

McDougald Funeral Home and Crematorium is serving the family.

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William Meadors “Billy” Gordon ’49

William Meadors “Billy” Gordon, 89, husband of Betsy Drennan Gordon, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2016, in McLeod Hospice House in Florence. Mr. Gordon was born June 8, 1927, in Kingstree, SC, a son of the late Ruth Meadors Gordon and Alexander McKnight Gordon.

He was a graduate of Kingstree High School and Davidson College, and was a World War II US Navy veteran. Billy was a professional photographer and the owner of Gordon Studios in the 50s and 60s. He was an active member of Kingstree United Methodist Church, where he served in many capacities.

He was a former board member of Williamsburg Land Company, a former Trustee of Epworth Childrens Home, Columbia College, and The Methodist Manor of the Pee Dee. Mr. Gordon was a former commissioner of The Williamsburg County Soil and Water Conservation Committee and for many years, was a member of the board of Williamsburg First National Bank.

Mr. Gordon, a dedicated conservationist and agriculturist, farmed his family’s land for more than 50 years.

Mr. Gordon is survived by: his wife of 53 years, Elizabeth “Betsy” Drennan Gordon, of Kingstree; 2 sons, William Drennan (Kathy) Gordon, of Kingstree and John Alexander “Alex” (April) Gordon, of Myrtle Beach; a daughter, Elizabeth (Jay) Pope, of Hemingway; 8 grandchildren, Gordon Pope, Jake Pope, Emma Ryan Gordon, Sarah McClary, Nina Gordon, Liam Gordon, Austin Gordon, and Addison Gordon; a sister, Ruth G. (Richard) Steffen, of Kingsport, TN; brother-in-law, Richard (Sandra) Drennan, of Inman; a niece and nephews; and many special cousins.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Gordon was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Gene G. Carroll.

A graveside service will be held at 10 AM Saturday, June 11, 2016, in Williamsburg Cemetery followed by a memorial service at 11 AM in Kingstree United Methodist Church. Mr. Gordon’s family will receive family and friends following the service in the Fellowship Hall of the church and at other times at their home.

Memorials may be made to Kingstree United Methodist Church, 510 Longstreet Street, Kingstree, SC 29556 or McLeod Health Foundation, Hospice, PO Box 100551, Florence, SC 29502.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.WilliamsburgFuneralHome.com. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ Charleston


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David Alton Hardeman ’66

David Alton Hardeman died on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Graveside services conducted by The Rev. Anne Meroney of Saint Andrews Episcopal will be held Sunday, June 5 at 2:00PM at Oaklawn Cemetery, 720 South Camellia Boulevard in Fort Valley.

The family may be contacted at the Meyer home at 500 Valley View Drive, Fort Valley. Dave was the oldest son of Wallis B. Hardeman, Jr. and Kathryn Pitts Hardeman and was preceded in death by his father, his mother, his brother, Joseph R. Hardeman (Jody) and his brother-in-law, Sam A. Meyer, Sr.

He is survived by his loving sister Kay Hardeman Meyer and her two children, Sam A. Meyer, Jr. (Len) and Kathryn F. Meyer, his loving brother Robert V. Hardeman (Bob) and his wife, Frances J. and their children Laura D. Hardeman and Claiborne W. Hardeman and his wife, Whitney; and nephew Scott D. Hardeman and his children Ansley and Jody.

Dave graduated from Fort Valley High School where he had an outstanding record in all activities. In addition to being President of his Senior class and graduating with honors as Salutatorian, he was also Captain of both the football team and the basketball team both of which won Georgia State Championships. He served as Secretary for the state Key Clubs of Georgia and was a recipient of the Governor’s Honors Program.

Dave was a graduate of Davidson College where he was President of his Freshman class and an active member of ATO Fraternity. He received an Honorable Discharge from the US Army following service during the Vietnam era.

Dave leaves family and friends who cherish his memory. His family wishes to express sincere thanks for the fervent, frequent and faithful prayers through the years of the many loyal and loving friends of their beloved brother and uncle.

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Boyce Ficklen Martin, Jr. ’57

Boyce Ficklen Martin, Jr., 80, former Chief Judge of the Kentucky Court of Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, died Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at his home.

Judge Martin was born October 23, 1935 in Boston, Mass. He was the son of Boyce F. Martin, Sr., formerly Assistant Dean at the Harvard Business School, Dean of the Emory School of Business, and President of the Louisville Cement Company, and Helen Artt Martin.

He lived briefly in Wellesley Farms, Mass., and Atlanta, Ga., before moving to Louisville in 1942. He graduated from Eastern High School and received a Bachelor of Arts from Davidson College in 1957. His many extracurricular activities at Davidson included playing football and serving as president of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter, managing editor of the yearbook, president of the Philanthropic Literary Society, and captain in the ROTC. After graduation, he was a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army’s armor branch and later Captain in the Army Reserve.

He graduated from the University of Virginia Law School in 1963. He clerked for U.S. Circuit Judge Shackelford Miller before becoming Assistant U.S. Attorney and interim U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky. After working in private practice and teaching at the University of Louisville Law School for several years, he was appointed Jefferson Circuit Court judge in 1974 and won re-election to the Circuit Court later that year.

Following the passage of the Judicial Amendment to the Kentucky constitution, Judge Martin was appointed to the Kentucky Court of Appeals in 1976. He was elected first chief judge of the new Court of Appeals. Under his leadership, the court successfully cleared the backlog of cases left from the old court system and established an efficient, respected appellate court.

In 1979, President Carter appointed Judge Martin to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. He was chief judge of the court from 1996 to 2003. He also served on the executive committee and other committees of the Judicial Conference of the United States, the national policy-making body for the federal courts. He retired from the court in 2013.

Judge Martin was passionately devoted to the court and to providing justice for all who appeared before it. He wrote more than 1100 opinions characterized by clear and concise writing, adroit references to popular culture, and fundamental common sense. A careful judicial craftsman who “applied the law as instructed by the Supreme Court,” he was not afraid to criticize legal rules when they produced unjust results. He is best known for his forceful opinions pointing out the flaws in the administration of the death penalty and for his opinions upholding affirmative action and the Affordable Care Act.

Judge Martin delighted in hiring bright young law graduates as clerks and mentoring them. He never tired of visiting with them when he could and bragging about their successes.

He served on boards of the Bernheim Foundation, Blackacre Foundation, Davidson College, Hanover College, Louisville Zoo, Pemaquid Point Association, and local chapters of the American Cancer Society, Boy Scouts, and YMCA. He was a member of the Pendennis Club, the Louisville Country Club, the Siasconset Casino Association, the Long Cove Point Association, Wawenock Golf Club, and was a Paul Harris Fellow at the Rotary Club of Damariscotta-Newcastle, Me.

He married Mavin Hamilton (Mimi) Brown on July 8, 1961, and raised four children with her until her untimely death in 1997. He married Anne Brewer Ogden on January 6, 2000. They enjoyed a rich life together in Louisville and at their beloved house at Pemaquid Point, Maine.

Judge Martin is survived by his wife, Anne; his four children, Mavin H. Martin and her husband, Neil Mellen, Julie M. Hudson and her husband, Bryan, Boyce F. Martin III and his wife, Melea East, and Robert C.G. Martin II and his wife, Sarah, all of Louisville; eight extraordinary granddaughters; a sister, Barbara Martin Dudley and her husband, Lee, of Atlanta, Ga.; a brother, W. Grier Martin and his wife, Ann, of Louisville; his faithful helper, Esperanza Juarez; and more than 100 law clerks. His last months were enriched by Ezell Smith and his skilled team of caregivers.

Judge Martin’s body will be at Christ Church Cathedral, 421 South Second Street, for silent meditation on Friday, June 10, from 1-4 p.m. with visitation following at the Speed Art Museum from 4:30-7:30 p.m. On Saturday, June 11, a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. at Christ Church Cathedral, with a private burial.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial gifts to the Legal Aid Society, Bernheim Forest, or the Filson Historical Society.

Published in The Courier-Journal from June 3 to June 5, 2016

Fred Campbell Holder ’51

Rev. Fred Campbell Holder, 89, died May 29, in Montreat, NC. Raised in Lillington, NC, he was a graduate of Davidson College and UTS in Richmond, Rev. Holder served several churches in the Charlotte area, including Amity Presbyterian from 1966-1989.

Rev. Holder is survived by his wife Jean Seagrove Holder, daughter Ann, son Patrick, grandson Ian Campbell Holder, two sisters, Marjorie Freedle and Ruth Hinson, and many nieces/nephews.

Memorial Service will be held 2:00, Saturday, June 4, at Black Mountain Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations in can be made to: The Presbyterian Heritage Center, Montreat, NC http://www.phcmontreat.org/donations.htm

Condolences can be made to the family at www.ashevilleareaalternative.com

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John Worth McAlister, Jr. ’47

John Worth McAlister, Jr. passed away at home on May 20, 2016. Born on Sept 23, 1924, in Greensboro, NC to John Worth McAlister and Mary Watson Vaughn McAlister, he grew up in that city until entering Davidson College in 1941.

He volunteered at age 18 to serve in the US Army Air Force and was called to active duty in January 1943. After being commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant, he served as a P 51 fighter pilot with the United States 8th Air Force in Europe until his return in April 1945.

While in combat he received the Air Medal with 1 oak leaf cluster. After the war, he returned to Davidson College and graduated in July 1947. Upon his graduation he was employed by Washington Mills Company, a textile manufacturer.

He married the former Cora Cox Lucas in November 1947, and together they moved to Fries, Virginia, where he became General Manager of Washington Mills weaving division from 1947 to 1973, when he was transferred to Charlotte NC. Together, they raised 5 children in Fries: Betsy, Cynty, Margaret, Sally and Johnny.

Within 3 years of moving to Charlotte, John lost his wife of 29 years, and his job of 26 years, as Washington Mills declared bankruptcy. As was characteristic of his inner strength and resilience, he created a new life for himself, by finding a new career as co-owner of Lucas Travel Agency, and finding a new partner, Eugenia McCray Vanstory, whom he married in December 1978. This chapter of his life was as fulfilling and rewarding as his earlier life in Fries.
John’s hobbies were numerous. He was an avid fisherman and small game hunter all of his life, and a long time member of Camp Bryan, a hunting and fishing club in eastern North Carolina. His children and grandchildren learned their earliest lessons about the outdoors from him. They were especially thrilled by his skills at handling snakes and knowing where to look for alligators at Camp Bryan.
He enjoyed travel, squash and tennis, particularly with the distinguished “old men’s” doubles group (all over the age of 80) at the Charlotte Country Club.Perhaps his greatest passion in later life was woodworking, with a focus on building 18th Century American reproductions.
In a 35 year span he made over 100 pieces of furniture for his family and friends. He was a charter member of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers, and in 2001, received their prestigious Cartouche Award for lifetime achievement in making period furniture. As a self-taught cabinet-maker, he was one of few amateurs to win that award.

Pictures of his work have appeared in many publications, including The Charlotte Observer, and Fine Woodworking, where his Newport secretary/bookcase was featured on the back cover. Another of his pieces was chosen for the 2006 exhibit of Contemporary Classics at the Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah, Ga., the first collection of reproductions exhibited in a major art museum.He was a charter member of the Charlotte Woodworkers Association, a member of Charlotte Country Club, the Piedmont Club of Charlotte, and Christ Episcopal Church.

John will be remembered by many for his kindness and his humor. His children and grandchildren have treasured his adventurous spirit and his capacity for telling stories. They will carry on his love of wildlife and the outdoors. His legacy of beautiful furniture will be appreciated for many generations.

His great strength in the face of adversity, and the courage and grace he showed as he approached the end of this life sets an enduring example for all.

He is preceded in death by his second wife, Eugenia and his daughter, Cynty. He is survived by Betsy McAlister Groves her husband Tim and two daughters Jeanie and Rebecca; Margaret McAlister and Reed Olszack, her sons David and Alexander Jamison; Sally Marszalek, her husband Fred, and two sons Tucker and Benjamin; and John Worth McAlister III, daughter Mary Beth and son John Worth McAlister IV; step daughter Leigh Vanstory Poe, her husband Tom and daughter, Caroline; step-son Peter Vanstory; step-grandchildren Courtney DeTemple and Stuart Poe.

The family expresses deep appreciation to the staff of the Cypress of Charlotte and to the Hospice & Palliative Care, Charlotte Region.

Visitation will be at the Cypress of Charlotte on Wednesday, May 25, 4:00-6:00 PM. A memorial service will be held at Christ Episcopal Church, Charlotte, on Friday, May 27, 11:00 AM.

Memorial gifts may be made to the McAlister Educational Endowment Fund, Society for American Period Furniture, c/o Charles Watson, 14 Deer Trail Circle, Oxford, OH 45056; or to the North Carolina Nature Conservancy, in the name of John W. McAlister, member id: 1003795456. Online condolences may be shared through www.tallentfuneralservice.com.

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Published in Charlotte Observer on May 24, 2016


James Shelton Ellis, Jr. ’76

James Shelton Ellis, Jr. died at the Dosher Nursing Center on May 19, 2016. He was born in Greensboro, NC, on June 7, 1954. He was pre-deceased by his parents, James S. Ellis and Mary Lura (Lu) Kincaid Ellis, and one sister, Lura Ellis Newcome.

He is survived by two sisters, Ann Ellis White (Jim) and Mary Ellis Luper (Tony), three nephews, two nieces, four grandnieces, one grandnephew, and a host of close friends and former associates.

A graduate of Page High School in Greensboro and Davidson College (class of 1976), where he was a biology major and a member and house manager for Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, he spent his life in high-end retail.

He began his career with Neiman-Marcus in Dallas and Houston, TX, before moving to Gump’s Inc. He was the first executive director of Gump’s store in Houston, TX, the first executive director of Gump’s store in Beverly Hills, CA, and the executive director of Gump’s home store in San Francisco, CA.

While working in Beverly Hills, he was on the Board of Directors of the Museum of Natural History of Los Angeles County, serving as chairman of the Dinosaur Ball fundraising special event. He left Gump’s to become the first vice president for merchandising and new business development for Replacements, Ltd. in Greensboro, NC.

His final position was as executive director for Trianon Seaman Schepps of New York City. As such he was responsible for opening and running their stores on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, FL (winter months) and on Nantucket, MA (summer months). He became active in the Nantucket Historical Association and hosted the “Thank You Party” for major donors to the annual August Antique Show Fundraiser on Nantucket. In addition to his family and friends, he loved nature, fine art, and holidays.

He took great delight in growing orchids, Christmas cacti, amaryllis, and exotic Hawaiian plants. Over the years he collected many beautiful pieces of art and a remarkable library that represented these interests. He will be remembered by all for his passion for Christmas, which was portrayed annually by his spectacular collection of Christmas ornaments with a special focus on the early work of Christopher Radko. For ones who knew him, Christmas will never come without thoughts of Shelton. Many of these treasures have new homes but no one will cherish them as much as he did.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The ALS Association, Jim “Catfish” Hunter Chapter, 4 N. Blount Street, Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27601; the Nantucket Historical Association, PO Box 1016, Nantucket, MA 02554 (giving@nha.org); the Museum of Natural History of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007 (nhm.com); or Davidson College, PO Box 7170, Davidson, NC 28035-7170.

A memorial service will be held in the Peacock-Newman Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. The family will receive friends from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. prior to the service.

Online condolences may be made at www.peacocknewnamwhite.com. A service of Peacock – Newman & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport, NC.

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