Category Archive for: ‘1940’

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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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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William Henry Boyce ’40

William Henry Boyce ’40, 94, died at his home in Stuart, Va., on Nov. 11, 2012. He was born on Sept. 22, 1918, in Anson County, N.C., to the late William H. and Louise Lockhart Gaddy Boyce. Boyce graduated from Davidson and received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University. Later, he was awarded honorary degrees by both institutions. He was …

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William Blakely Young ’40

William Blakely Young ’40, 97, of Clover, S.C., and formerly of Charlotte, N.C., died April 16, 2012. He was born on July 17, 1914, in Fayetteville, Tenn., son of the late Dr. Raymond A. Young and Emma B. Young. Young served proudly in the Army Air Corps as a navigator, bombardier, and meteorologist. He was an 80-year member and elder …

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Ralph Monger, Jr. ’40

Ralph Monger, Jr. ’40, 94, a lifelong resident of Sanford, N.C., passed away peacefully on Dec. 7 with his wife, Vivian Oliver Monger, P.O. Box 4057, Sanford, NC 27331-4057, by his side. Monger lived his entire life on Summitt Avenue and married the girl next door, Vivian Oliver. With all of Monger’s life experiences and all the wonderful, exciting people …

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Sidney Dixon Crane ’40

Sidney Dixon Crane ’40, 91, died peacefully at his home in Indianapolis, Ind., on Nov. 4. Crane was born in the Belgian Congo, where his parents were Presbyterian missionaries. His family tradition of religious service led to his personal dedication to God at age 14. He lived in the Congo until he entered Davidson; he then attended Union Theological Seminary, …

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John Lewis Withers ’40

John Lewis Withers ’40, 91, of Washington, D.C., passed away Aug. 12 at Ingleside of Rock Creek in Washington. He was the beloved husband of the late Katherine L. Withers, and loving father of Sarah Withers Maas and Katherine Withers, 2116 Penn St., Harrisburg, PA 17110-1041.

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James L. Anderson, Jr. ’40

James L. Anderson, Jr. ’40, 90, of Greenville, S.C., died June 10. Born in Greenville on Sept. 2, 1919, he was the son of the late James Leland Anderson 1903 and Alline Matheson Anderson. Anderson received his B.S. degree from Davidson and his M.D. degree from Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Ga. He fulfilled an internship and a residency …

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Frank Simmons, Jr. ’40

Frank Simmons, Jr. ’40 died June 5 at his residence in Corinth, Miss. He was born Feb. 7, 1919, in Mobile, Ala., the only child of Frank Simmons, Sr. and Alice Donavan Simmons. He completed his B.S. in economics at Davidson and his master’s in economics at the University of Virginia in 1941. He was a lifelong Presbyterian. Simmons was …

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