Monthly Archive for: ‘October, 2013’

Clyde Allen Hall, Jr. ’59

Mr. Clyde Allen Hall Jr, 76, of Dalton passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at his residence after a long illness. Allen came to Dalton in 1966 to begin a computer system for Cabin Craft. He later worked for Science Management America, followed by management at Enduro Mills until he joined Multitex and Globaltex until retirement in 2007. Allen …

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Kenneth Gerard “Gerry” Bello ’73

Kenneth Gerard “Gerry” Bello ’73 died peacefully at home while engaged in one of his favorite pasttimes, watching sports on television. He was born at Rex Hospital on July 8, 1951, to Jacqueline Hutzler Bello and Harold Lou Bello, and was named for the Duke basketball coach Gerry Gerard. Gerry attended kindergarten at Sacred Heart Cathedral School, then went to …

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William “Bill” H. Towe ’55

Bill Towe died October 18, 2013. Bill was a father, grandfather, and trouble making peace activist. He was happily married to Betsy Jean Towe for 47 years. Bill dedicated his life working for peace and justice. In the 1960s, he left his job as a history teacher to devote himself full time to the Civil Rights Movement. Since then, he’s …

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Remembrances for Samuel R. Spencer, Jr.

Samuel R. Spencer, Jr., a former president and alumnus of Davidson College whose active association with the institution spanned almost 80 years, died on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. He was 94 years old. Spencer’s scholarship and courtly manners were supported by a keen sense of diplomacy, a kind sense of humor and an uncanny ability to remember names going back …

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Charles Franklin Blackburn ’46

Charles Franklin Blackburn ’46 of 645 Lakeview Drive, died Tuesday, October 15, 2013, in a local nursing home. Born on April 30, 1925 in Cleveland, Tennessee, he was the son of the late George Cline Blackburn of Johnson City, Tennessee and Anne Rosson Templeton of Scottsboro, Alabama. Mr. Blackburn graduated from Henderson High School in 1942 where he had been …

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Thomas Oliver Duff, Jr. ’35

Thomas Oliver Duff, Jr. ’35, the courtly and gracious business leader and civic giant, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at his home on Lookout Mountain. He was 100.His family’s connection with the wholesale pharmaceutical industry spanned more than a century, beginning in the early 20th century with his father’s regional company and ending in the early 21st century as a …

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John Milton Bailey, Jr. ’49

John Milton Bailey, Jr. ’49 of Knoxville, TN, passed away October 12, 2013, at his home in the Shannondale Retirement Community. Dr. Bailey was born in Memphis, TN, to the late John Milton Bailey and Ruth Gregory Bailey. He was raised in Memphis and graduated from Memphis Technological High School. He received his B.S. in Physics from Davidson College in …

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Patrick Murphy Williams, Jr. ’47

Patrick Murphy Williams, Jr. ’47 died October 10, 2013 of pancreatic cancer. Born in North Wilkesboro, N.C. on September 7, 1921, Pat completed his sophomore year at Wilkes Central High School before enrolling in McCallie School, Chattanooga, TN where he graduated in 1940. That same year he entered Davidson College, and completed three years before joining the U.S. Army. He …

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William Boyden Fesperman ’49

William Boyden Fesperman ’49 died October 9, 2013 at Cambridge Hills Assisted Living in Pittsboro, North Carolina. He was born to the late John Thomas Boyden Fesperman and Katherine Novella Moose Fesperman, February 18, 1929, in Rocky Mount, NC. Bill graduated from J.W. Cannon High School and received a B.S. from Davidson College and went on to receive a Masters …

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Idzard John Tinga ’38

Idzard John Tinga ’38, son of Eelco Idzard and Jessie Hinnes Tinga, died in Wilmington, NC on Oct. 3, 2013. Born on June 12, 1918, Mr. Tinga graduated from Davidson College in 1938. He married Mary Slocum on May 13, 1942. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1942-1946. From 1946-1985 he was engaged in the …

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