Wilkes Dendy Macaulay ’47

Wilkes MacAulay '49The Rev. Wilkes Dendy Macaulay, age 91, of Colfax, formerly of Asheboro, passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at River Landing at Sandy Ridge in Colfax, NC.

Wilkes was born in Seneca, SC on December 4, 1926, to Hugh Holleman and Josey Dendy Macaulay. He earned a bachelor of arts from Davidson College and a bachelor of divinity from Louisville Presbyterian Seminary in Louisville, KY.

After his freshman year, he entered the US Navy during World War II (1944-46) and returned to Davidson, where he graduated in 1949.

He was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1952, and served churches in Dekalb, MS, Kenly, NC, and Prospect Presbyterian Church in Mooresville, NC. In 1966, Wilkes accepted a call to First Presbyterian, Asheboro, where he served until his retirement in 1987.

In addition to his parents, Wilkes was preceded in death by his brother, Dr. Hugh Macaulay, Jr., and grandson, Andrew Lane.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Helen Alexander Macaulay; his dear sister, Joanne Macaulay Cauthen; daughters Pat Macaulay, Lib Ramsay (Lou), Joanne Corsbie (Chris), and Lucy Alexa Lane (Mike); son, Dr. Clay Macaulay (Pam); granddaughters, Helen Skeen (Thomas), Maggie Lankford (Lucas), and Carolyn Macaulay; grandsons, Burt Teachey, Alex Teachey, Wilkes Bass, Robert Bass, and Alec Macaulay (Mia); and six great-granddaughters.

He changed lives wherever he went, with his sunny disposition, easy charm, warm spirit, great stories, and his enormous heart. He always had a way of making everyone feel welcomed and comfortable. He would never talk about himself but always was genuinely interested in others.

He was a man of humility and strength. He also had the courage to preach on difficult subjects, including social issues such civil rights, an unpopular topic in his Mississippi church in 1954 and later in the 1960s.

After he retired, he served as parish associate at First Presbyterian, St. Petersburg, FL and travelled around the world with the love of his life. He delighted his grandchildren early with his magic tricks (especially the magic mouse he made out of his handkerchief), singing, playing the marimba, and later with his adventurous spirit, rafting, swimming, playing games/cards, and taking them to Scotland.

He was always curious about the world, staying on top of the latest technology for as long as he could. In his later years, even as he lost his sight, he continued his interest in learning, listening to books on tape particularly enjoying science, history, and his Scottish heritage.

As a father, he taught his children and grandchildren the importance of kindness, loving one another, compassion, honor, respect, and decency.

Above all, he was a man of deep faith, a patient, kind-hearted human being, seeing the best in people, on a mission to share light and love with everyone who crossed his path and leaving a lasting impact on many. His eyes were his final gift for research in macular degeneration.

The family will receive friends Saturday, February 3 from 2 until 4 p.m. at River Landing at Sandy Ridge, 1575 John Knox Drive, Colfax, NC.

A service of witness to the Resurrection will be held on Sunday, February 4, 2018, at 3, followed by a reception at First Presbyterian Church, 420 West Walker Avenue, Asheboro with Rev. Brian Gawf, Rev. Dr. Art Ross, and Rev. Dr. Clay Macaulay officiating. Burial will be held at a later time in the Oconee Memorial Park, Seneca, SC.

The family would like to thank the staff of River Landing Retirement Community, especially the staff at St. Andrews and Muirfield, for their kindness and the care given to Wilkes during his time there.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 420 W. Walker Ave., Asheboro, NC 27203; Prospect Presbyterian Church, 9425 West NC 152 Highway, Mooresville, NC 28115; or Presbyterian Homes Foundation Inc. for benefit of River Landing Resident Financial Assistance, 2109 Sandy Ridge Road, Colfax, NC 27235. Pugh Funeral Home in Asheboro is serving the family.

Remembrances and online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

Copyright (c) 2018 Greensboro News & Record

Frank Etheridge Davis, Jr. ’45

Frank Davis, Jr. '45

Frank Etheridge Davis Jr., passed away peacefully on January 4, 2018. Born on April 28, 1923, he was a lifetime resident of Atlanta.

After graduating from Boys High School in 1941, he attended Davidson College until called to active duty in Dec. of 1941.

While at Davidson College, he was involved with the Tennis Team, Rifle Team, Concert Orchestra, Marching Band as well a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity.

He served in the US Army for 3 years where he was assigned to the European Theatre and was awarded 2 Purple Hearts. Upon his return, he completed his college education and graduated from Georgia State University.

He had a 41-year career in sales management with Allstate Insurance Company. He was a lifelong member of Northside United Methodist Church where he served on multiple committees.

He was a 50-year member of the Kiwanis Club where he held the office of President, a member of the Fulton County Grand Jurors Association, the 300 Club of Atlanta, and a founding member of the Cherokee Town and Country Club where he was an avid tennis player.

In addition to working for Allstate, he spent many years developing real estate with his brother, Jeff Lee Davis.

One of his greatest joys was spending time at a family home on Lake Burton. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Betty Crane Davis.

He is survived by his son, Dr. Frank E. Davis III (Julia) of Savannah, daughter Allison Davis Berkowitz (Gerald) of Charlotte, NC, brother Jeff Lee Davis (Elaine), three grandchildren: Martin Ross Berkowitz of New York City, Cameron Lee Berkowitz of Los Angeles, and Madeline Grace Davis of Savannah as well as multiple nieces and nephews.

The family would like to pay special tribute to the outstanding care provided by the staff at Buckingham South as well the Hospice Savannah team.

Funeral services will be held in Atlanta on Sunday, January 7th at 2pm at Northside Methodist Church.

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Charles Lemmon Shaw ’47

Charles Lemmon Shaw '47A memorial service for Charles Lemmon Shaw, who died Wednesday, January 3, 2018, will be held at First Presbyterian Church Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 3 o’clock with the Reverend Nick Cheek officiating.

Mr. Shaw was born at Tuomey Hospital on April 4, 1924 to Paul Whitworth Shaw and Lilly Lemmon Shaw.

Charles Shaw, affectionately known as Flop, spent the first five years of his life in Alcolu when his father worked for his grandfather, David Wells Alderman, in his timber business.

Upon entering school, Flop moved to Sumter, and his father, Whit Shaw, established Shaw Lumber Company in 1930.

Flop worked at Shaw Lumber Company his entire adult life and served as president of Carolina Lumber Dealers Association. Charles Shaw graduated from Edmunds High School and Davidson College. As a Davidson freshman he joined the U.S. Army during World War II and was sent to Anzio, Italy where he received the Purple Heart.

He was a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church where he served as a Sunday School teacher, Chairman of the Board of Deacons, Church Treasurer, Clerk of the Session, Church Trustee, and Elder Emeritus.

He was president of the YMCA Board of Directors and selected as Humanitarian of the Year. He served as on the board of the Salvation Army

Flop is survived by his wife of 70 years Mary Macaulay Brown Shaw and their two children Mary Brown Shaw White and her husband Dr. Charles White , and Paul Whitworth “Whit” Shaw and his wife Robin all of Sumter; three granddaughters Macaulay White Smith and her husband Representative Murrell Smith, Mary White Finley and her husband Justin and Sarah Corbett Shaw; and two great grandchildren Mary Brown “Bee” Smith and George Murrell Smith, III.

Graveside services will be private. The family will receive friends at the family home Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 3-5 in the afternoon. Memorials may be sent to First Presbyterian Church at 9 West Calhoun Street, Sumter, South Carolina 29150 or The Salvation Army of Sumter at 16 Kendrick Street, Sumter, South Carolina 29150.

The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.

Published in The State on Jan. 5, 2018

Mitchell Mack ’42

Mitchell Mack '42Side Mitchell Mack passed away in the peace of his own home on December 4, 2017, two months after Dolores, his beloved wife of nearly 66 years. They are, no doubt, reunited in glory.

Born the son of Lebanese immigrants on January 16, 1921, he followed assiduously in the footsteps of his father and grandfather in devoting his life to family, faith and community. Mitchell and Dolores were extraordinary parents and role models to their 5 children, and loving grandparents to their 11 grandkids.

He and Dolores stressed the importance of establishing in them a solid foundation built on faith in God, love of family, personal responsibility and service to the community.

Despite his sometimes frenzied life juggling long hours in the family business and his numerous civic undertakings, family was always first. Mitchell lived a life of integrity which left an indelible print on his progeny.

He was a quiet man of action who led by example. After attending Mooresville public schools, he attended Davidson College and then went on to earn an MBA in Industrial Engineering from Harvard. During his career at Harvard, he was called to serve his country in WW II. Rather than accept a deferment, Mitchell chose to serve in the Navy, and as a Lieutenant was stationed in North and West Africa from 1943-1946. He continued to serve in the Naval Reserves until 1956.

After the war, possessing degrees from Davidson and Harvard, Mitchell could have accepted any number of positions anywhere in the country, but once again he chose to serve. This time it was the family that called. As the youngest of 4 children, Mitchell was asked by his father to return to Mooresville to help in the family department store, John Mack & Son, established by his father and grandfather in 1912.

From 1947 until 1993, Mitchell put his talent and intellect to work transforming and growing the family business.

Back in Mooresville, Mitchell lost no time becoming deeply involved in the civic, charitable and religious fabric of his hometown. He was, simply put, an outstanding citizen. He joined, and eventually led, the Rotary Club, serving in virtually every capacity on his way to perfect weekly attendance for over 65 years and becoming a Paul Harris Fellow.

He resumed his active involvement in Boy Scouts, from which he had earned his Eagle award at age 15, by becoming a Scoutmaster, District Chairman, Piedmont Council Executive Board member and Silver Beaver award recipient. He would accumulate over 70 years of continuous involvement in Scouting.

As a member of the First Presbyterian Church he faithfully served as Deacon, Sunday school teacher and Elder, as well as in the choir for more than 70 years.

His capacity for and love of service was nearly limitless. He served as President of the local Chamber of Commerce, United Fund, Merchant’s Association and Jaycees. He also served in various leadership roles with Lowrance Hospital, Piedmont Bank, YMCA, the Downtown Commission and too many other organizations to mention. Upon closing the family business in 1993 after 84 years of operation in downtown Mooresville, Mitchell served several terms on the Mooresville Town Board, including as Mayor Pro Tem.

He has been recognized widely for his contributions to the community. Among other acknowledgments, in 1986, he was presented the Outstanding Citizen Award by the Chamber of Commerce; and in 2005 he was awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the state’s highest honor for exemplary service and exceptional accomplishment.

S. Mitchell Mack truly lived a life of meaning, consequence and purpose, and unquestionably left the world a better place than he found it. God blessed him with many gifts, and Mitchell used them to the fullest to better himself, his children and his community. Perhaps his greatest accomplishment was the very way he lived his life and the standard he set for all to see.

He is survived by five children: Side Mitchell Mack, Jr. of Greensboro NC, Ronald (Kathryn) Mack of Greensboro NC, Denise (Skip) Vallee of Shelburne VT, Yvonne (Maurice Williams) of Blowing Rock NC, Jeffrey (Anya) Mack of Charlotte NC and eleven wonderful grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Therese Catholic Church in Mooresville on Saturday December 9, 2017 at 11:00 AM. Interment will immediately follow at Willow Valley Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Cavin Cook Funeral Home on Friday December 8, from 5:00-8:00 PM.

The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to the caregivers of Home Instead, Bayada, numerous private caregivers and Hospice of Iredell County, and to give special thanks to Patty Martin and Ashlee Vineyard. Their wonderful care kept Mitchell comfortable in his final years at home.

Memorials may be sent to The Boy Scouts of America, Piedmont Council or The Rotary Foundation c/o The Mooresville Rotary Club or Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Mack family. Condolences may be made to the family at www.cavin-cook.com.

Published in Charlotte Observer on Dec. 6, 2017

Milton Knox Mann, Jr. ’47

Milton Knox Mann, Jr. '47Milton Knox Mann, Jr., 95, of Collierville, passed away peacefully on November 18, 2017. He is survived by his beloved wife of 72 years, Martha Haynes Mann; daughter Betty Mann Ed-wards (Brian); son James Milton Mann II (Judy); and daughter Marilyn Mann Hiner (Russ), all of Collierville.

He enjoyed watching the family expand with six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is third generation of Collierville heritage, the son of Alice Cartwright Mann and Milton Knox Mann, Sr. He graduated from Collierville High, then attended Davidson College.

As World War II broke out, he was called to serve his country proudly in the U.S. Army Air Corps, rising to the rank of Second Lieutenant, having trained as a pilot flying B-17s, B-24s and B-29s preparing to be shipped overseas when the war ended.

After the war, he completed his college education with a degree in physics from Davidson. Milton and Martha were married on February 7, 1945, and they moved around the country where his Ar-my service led him before the war ended, before finally settling back in Collierville. With hard work and perseverance, he started a new business built from the ground up, Collierville Lumber company, which provided a comfortable living for his growing family.

He was an avid golfer (he notably made two holes in one after age 70) and tennis player, and en-joyed scuba diving, hiking, camping and canoeing. After retiring in 1980, he and Martha enjoyed traveling around the country as well as traveling all over the world. He had an insatiable third for adventure and seeking firsthand knowledge of new places. He never met a stranger.

He was proud to serve the Collierville United Methodist Church as a lifelong active member. He served with many missionary groups in foreign countries helping others, donating his time, energy and money. He was an excellent role model and encouraged his children to work hard and instilled faith-based values and a great sense of respect for others.

Later in life, Milton even wrote a book about growing up in Collierville with colorful stories of his travels. He will be greatly missed by so many, but his body had grown tired and he was ready to go “home”…a well-deserved rest.

(Published in The Collierville Herald 12.7.17).

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