Category Archive for: ‘1940’

Donald Clyde Hott ’40

Retired Judge Donald Clyde Hott, 95, of Keyser, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by loving family members on Sunday, May 3, 2015. Born in Keyser on May 4, 1919, he was the son of the late Clyde B. Hott and Florence H. Hott.  He was also preceded in death by nephew William G. Nesbit, great nephew David K. …

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Gales McClintock ’40

Benjamin Gales McClintock (96) formerly of 5 Royal Oak Drive, Greenwood, SC, husband of Caroline Miller McClintock, died on April 3, 2015 at Self Regional Healthcare. A native of Charlotte, NC, he was the son of the late William Banks McClintock, Sr. and Murl Pickard McClintock. Mr. McClintock was born on May 8, 1918, in Charlotte, NC. He was a …

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Hugh David Verner ’40

Dr. Hugh David Verner died March 24, 2015, at Deerfield Retirement Center. He was born April 20, 1919, in Florence, S.C., to Dr. Carl Hugh Verner and Flora Garner Verner. He grew up in Forest City, N.C., and graduated from Cool Springs High School, where he played baseball, football and basketball. He earned a B.S. in chemistry from Davidson College …

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John “Jack” Thomas Ferguson ’40

John “Jack” Thomas Ferguson, 95, of Varina, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 26, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, William H. and Myrtle D. Ferguson; six brothers and sisters; and his granddaughter, Sarah Daniel. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Julia Meade Ferguson; their children, Jack Ferguson, Jr. (Leah), Meade Welch (Randy), …

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Elmer Culbertson Hulen ’40

Elmer C. Hulen, 95, of Davidson, NC died Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at The Pines at Davidson. Born February 15, 1919 in Horse Cave, Kentucky he was the son of the late Elmer C. Hulen and Natalie Edwards Hulen. Mr. Hulen was a graduate of Davidson College (1940), Harvard Business School and George Washington School of Law. He was WWII …

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John Robert Phipps, Jr. ’40

John Robert Phipps Jr., longtime resident of the Glenaire Retirement Community, Cary, North Carolina died (date). He was born in Rowan County, North Carolina, April 16, 1919 and was the son of The Rev. John Robert and Mary Helen Barber Phipps. He grew up in Pollocksville, Jones County, NC and graduated from Davidson College in 1940 with a degree in …

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Thomas Harrison McKnight, Jr. ’40

Thomas Harrison McKnight, Jr.  died peacefully in his sleep, Thursday, June 5, 2014, at the age of 96. He was a life-long Memphian and was the son of Thomas Harrison and Verney Malone McKnight and the Grandson of Mayor James H. and Estelle Verney Malone. He graduated from Davidson College in 1940 and served four years during WWII as S4 …

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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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William ”Bill” Edgar Perdew ’40

William ”Bill” Edgar Perdew , 93, of Wilmington, NC, died on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at his residence. He was born on May 29, 1919 in Wilmington, the son of John William Perdew and Florence Renneker Perdew. Mr. Perdew is survived by his wife Margaret (Peggy) Moore Perdew, his sister Kathryn (Kay) Perdew White Minnick, niece June White Ingram, nephew …

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Brice T. Dickson, Jr. ’40

Born in Rock Hill, South Carolina, on October 16, 1919, Dr. Brice T. Dickson, Jr. died Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Gaston Memorial Hospital. The eldest of four children of the late Brice T. Dickson, Sr., and Louise Flowers Dickson, he is survived by one brother, Walter Watt “Dub” Dickson (a retired Veterinarian of Gastonia and former N.C. State House …

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