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John Frampton McGee ’43

John Frampton McGee, 94, died on June 23, 2017, after a short period of declining health.

Born in Charleston, SC, January 9, 1923, he was the son of Hall Thomas McGee and Gertrude Wyman Frampton McGee. He graduated from Charleston (SC) High School in 1939 and Davidson College in 1943.

A member of Kappa Sigma fraternity, he was President of the Eumanean Literary Society, Track team manager and Army ROTC Captain. He received his Commission at Ft. Benning and was deployed to England. He landed at Utah Beach on June 12th and was assigned to Company “D” of the 117th Infantry Regiment of the 30th Division. He saw combat from Normandy to Germany.

During the Bulge, he aided in halting the S.S. Panzers at Stavelot, Belgium. He was awarded two Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star with two Clusters, five Campaign Stars, a presidential Unit Citation and French and Belgian Croix de Guerre with Silver Star and was discharged as a Captain. In 1946, he joined the Evening Post Publishing Company in Charleston, SC.

In 1961, he joined the State-Record Company in Columbia, SC, and served as general manager and associate Publisher. He became General Executive with Knight Newspapers, Inc., in Miami in 1969 and joined Clay Communications in Charleston, WV, in 1970. He became its president and guided the company from one newspaper to a holding company with five daily and three Sunday papers, and four television stations.

After the sale of the company in 1987, he served on the Board Thomson Newspapers until 1990. McGee served on the Board of Directors of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association and was President of the State Press Associations of South Carolina and West Virginia. He was elected twice as a member of the Board of Directors of the Associated Press.

The McGee’s shared a passion for travel and education, which they generously instilled in children and grandchildren through shared experiences with family. After his retirement, McGee and his beloved wife, Ruth, returned to Africa to teach journalism at the University of Nairobi in Kenya and later in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana. Because of his efforts in the development of a free press in Africa, he was chosen to be a poll-watcher in the 1994 election in which Nelson Mandela became President of S. Africa.

In Thailand, he continued his free-press development efforts through service on the Board of the Indochina Media Memorial Foundation and its development and distribution of a basic journalism textbook for students and working journalists throughout Southeast Asia.

The McGee’s shared a strong faith in God. They were devoted members of First Presbyterian Church in Charleston, WV. They established the McGee Foundation in Charleston, WV, in 1991, for philanthropic endeavors in the U.S., Africa and Asia, with a special emphasis on giving back to institutions in West Virginia like the Clay Center, WVU, and numerous other eleemosynary endeavors.

At Davidson, he served on both the Board of Directors and the Board of Visitors, which he chaired. The couple endowed a Visiting professorship in Writing and the Directorship of the Dean Rusk Program. McGee served as Vice-Chairman of the Charleston Area Medical Center, Vice-Chairman of the Clay Center, and Board of Directors of the United Bank.

A Rotarian, he was a member of the Huguenot Society of SC, the Cosmos Club, Edgewood Country Club, and numerous civic organizations. He received YMCA’s Spirit of the Valley Award for his lifetime of service to the people of the Kanawha Valley.

He is survived by two daughters from his first marriage to Ann Beverly Canby of Little Rock, AR., Beverly (Mrs. Archibald Hardy) of Saluda, NC, and Cathy (Mrs. W. deBerniere Mebane) of Greenville, SC, in addition to eight grandchildren: Perry Kinder Longno (Lance), Emory Kinder Wright (Jon), Will Mebane (Martha Corcoran), Harriet Mebane, John Mebane, Catharine Mebane Sturtevant (Drew), Jane Mebane Mobley, and Beverly Mebane Helms (Carter) and 14 great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by his cousin, counselor and best life-long friend, Joseph H. (Peter) McGee and his wife Patti, of Charleston, SC. He was predeceased by his wife, Ruth Bauknight McGee, who was survived by one son, Charles Smedley (Sue), and one granddaughter, Sara Jane Smedley.

A memorial celebration will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 2, at First Presbyterian Church, Charleston, WV. The family will receive friends beginning at 12:30 p.m. Visit our guestbook at charleston

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Jack Newton Behrman ’43

Dr. Jack N. Behrman was born March 5, 1922 in Waco, Texas, son of Marguerite and Mayes Behrman. Behrman was married over 70 years to the love of his life, Louise Sims (dec). Together, they shared an amazing life journey and created a loving, contributing family. Jack Behrman was father of four children: Doug, Gayle (dec.), Paul (dec.), and Andrea; grand-father of Kyle Jaster, Emma Jaster, Wyatt Jaster, Brett Behrman, Todd Behrman, Madi Bateman, and Callie Bateman Bradshaw, and great-grandfather of Ellis Pearson, Owen Bradshaw, and Nash Bradshaw. He passed away at 94 years of age on August 19, 2016 at Carol Woods Retirement Community in Chapel Hill, N.C.

He was preceded in death by his siblings: Mayes, Paul, and Barbara.

Dr. Behrman served the UNC Business School over 27 years as Professor of International Business, Director of the MBA Program, Associate Dean of the Faculty, and Luther Hodges Distinguished Professor of Ethics.

After graduation from Davidson College in 1943 with Honors in Economics, he received an MA in Economics from UNC and an MA and PhD from Princeton; later an honorary LLD from Davidson. He taught at Davidson, Princeton, Washington and Lee, George Washington, and the University of Delaware.

Prior to joining UNC, he served as Assistant Secretary for Domestic and International Business in the U.S. Department of Commerce under Secretary Luther Hodges in the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations; his portfolio included international trade and investment policies and programs and preparation for wartime mobilization of the economy.

After returning to academia in 1964, he continued as an advisor to the Departments of State, Commerce, and Treasury, the National Academy of Science, and National Academy of Engineering — and in New York to the United Nations, Committee for Economic Development, American Management Association, Council on Foreign Relations, Council of the Americas, and the Fund for Multinational Management Education.

He was a pioneer in the fields of comparative management, foreign licensing of technology, international business and government relations, and the role of multinational enterprises – subjects on which he published over 40 books and monographs and more than 150 professional articles, including two books on the role of ethics in business and the professions. While in the government, he initiated and helped form the International Executive Service Corps, which provided volunteers from among retired executives to advise private enterprises in developing countries.

In 1990, he initiated the formation of the MBA Enterprise Corps, supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development and private corporations and foundations; it sent volunteers from MBA Programs of a Consortium of the top 50 graduate business schools to formerly state-owned enterprises in Central Europe, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, Latin America, and Africa for tours of a year or more. He remained its Chairman and CEO for 15 years.

Dr. Behrman’s career in international economics and business began in 1945 with a position in the International Labor Office in Montreal, Canada, working on post-World War II plans for a new international economic order, preparing full employment policies. He was continually involved in that prospect over his lifetime, interviewing and speaking to numerous groups of executives and government officials in 70 countries on the relations between international business and governments, changes in the world economy, and foreign economic policies of the U.S. and other governments.

His bio is included in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who in the World.

He was a co-founder of the Academy of International Business, later its President and member of its Fellows. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of several corporate enterprises and non-government organizations.

His service included leadership roles in the Boy Scouts of America, membership on the Board of Directors of the Ethics Resource Center (Washington); Walco National Co. (NY); Troxler Electronics (Raleigh); Elder of the University Presbyterian Church; co-General Partner of the West Franklin Preservation Partners (Chapel Hill); and directorships in several other North Carolina organizations, including the NC World Trade Association, the NC/Japan Center, the District Export Council, and the Research Triangle World Trade Center.

Whether you knew him as ‘Dr. Behrman’, ‘Jack’, ‘Dad’, ‘Pops’, ‘Grand-Dad’, or ‘Poppee’, we were all truly fortunate to have this man of great character and ideas in our lives. He was mentor, friend, and inspiration to all.

There will be a private family burial in Chapel Hill. Donations in memory of Dr. Behrman may be made to The Davidson Trust, P.O Box 7170, Davidson College, Davidson, N.C. 28035.

William W. (Bill) Wood, Jr. ’43

William W. (Bill) Wood, Jr., 94, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Ohio University, died peacefully at Kimes Rehabilitation Center in Athens, OH, on April 12th. Bill is from Davidson, NC, and was born August 18, 1921 to William Woodhull Wood and Sally Price Wood at his mother’s family home in Lewisburg, WV.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Emilie Robinson Wood of Athens, daughters Mary Wood-Constable (Jim Constable) of Cincinnati, OH and Sally McCarley (Mike Loffa) of Columbus, OH; son Roy Wood (Tracy) of Rochester, NY; grandchildren Will Constable (Jessica Zhao), Julia Constable, Allyson McCarley, Kevin McCarley, Melina Martin, Peter Martin, and Liam Wood; sister-in-law Catherine Wood; numerous nieces and nephews; cousins; and special friends Peter Suwarno and Aswin Guswana who lived with the family while students at OU.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his brothers Robert Wood (Myra) and Lewis Wood.

He attended Davidson College, then served in the south Pacific during WWII as a second lieutenant in the Army. He received his MA and PhD at the University of North Carolina. Prior to being on the faculty at Ohio University, he taught at Austin College in Sherman, TX and Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, WV.

He conducted research in Indonesia, with a focus on Balinese agricultural systems. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Athens. Bill had a love of people, the arts, travel and discovery.

Always a gentle man, he embodied a blend of quiet grace, warmth, positivity and humor that touched generations of students, yet always shone most brightly among family. Bill enjoyed his children and grandchildren tremendously, engaging with them in activities that ranged from crawling around on “all fours” to serious discussions. Even in fun, he shared his love of learning.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 23rd at 2:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, in Athens.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hocking, Athens, Perry Community Action (HAPCAP) PO Box 220, Gloucester, OH 45732, or the charity of one’s choice .

Arrangements are with Jagers & Sons Funeral Home, Athens. Please share a memory, a note of condolence or sign the online register book at


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Matt Ransom Long, Jr. ’43

Matt Ransom Long, Jr., 95, died at his home at Arbor Acres on Wednesday May 13. He was born on January 20, 1920 in Roxboro, N.C. to the late Ovieda and Matt R. Long Sr.

Mr. Long attended Roxboro City schools, Woodberry Forest School, in Orange VA, Davidson College, and MIT in Boston, MA. Mr. Long served in World War II as a Lt. in the Army Signal Corps, following service Mr. Long moved to Winston-Salem in 1947 and in 1949 he opened his company, Long Engineering Co. (now Strategic Connections). Mr. Long retired as president in 1986.

He is preceded in death by his parents and son Matt R. Long III.

He is survived by his wife, Emmie Lou James Long of the home, a daughter Anne Page Long of Winston-Salem, and a brother James S. Long and wife of Wilmington, NC. Mr. Long was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church, Old Town Club, and former member of the Professional Engineers of NC and the Forsyth County Airport Commission.

A Memorial Service will be held at Salem Funeral Home Main Street Chapel on Tuesday, May 19 at 2:00 p.m. with burial to follow at Salem Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to the Arbor Acres United Methodist Home, 1240 Arbor Rd., Winston-Salem, NC, 27104; Centenary Methodist Church, 646 W. 5th St., Winston-Salem, NC, 27101; Winston-Salem Foundation, 751 W. 4th St., Suite 200, Winston-Salem, NC, 27101 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Charles Hobart Sides Jr. ’43

The Rev. Charles Hobart Sides Jr., 93, a resident of Presbyterian Community of South Carolina and husband of Virginia Smith Sides, passed away Sunday, May 10, 2015, at the Presbyterian Home. Born in Loray, N.C., on March 1, 1922, he was a son of the late Charles Hobart Sides and Laura Sumner Bartlett Sides.

Rev. Sides, a retired Presbyterian minister, was a graduate of Mitchell Junior College in Statesville, N.C., and an honors graduate of Davidson College in Davidson, N.C. He graduated from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Va., Class of 1946.

Rev. Sides served numerous churches during his ministry, including Benton Heights Presbyterian Church, Monroe, N.C. (1946-1948); Little Joe’s Presbyterian Church, Barium Springs, N.C. (1948-1954); Harrisburg Presbyterian Church, Harrisburg, N.C. (1954-1961); Limestone Presbyterian Church, Gaffney (1961-1974); and Abbeville Presbyterian Church, Abbeville (1974- 1987).

He was married on Dec. 5, 1948, at First Baptist Church in Monroe, to the former Virginia Hill Smith of Monroe.

Survivors are his beloved wife of 66 years of the home; two sons, Charles Hobart (Bart) Sides III, Ph.D., and his wife, Nancy Spotts Sides, of Westminster, Mass., and Daniel Howard (Danny) Sides and his wife, Amanda Wier Sides, of Taylors; four grandchildren, Adoniram Bartlett Sides (Melanie) of Leominster, Mass., Hannah Ellington Sides of New York City, Jennifer Ellen Sides of Taylors and Jonathan Troy Sides (McKinley) of Taylors; and a great-granddaughter, Kezia Paige Sides.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Helen Sides Galbreath.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, May 13, at 2 p.m. in Abbeville Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Lee Kennerly officiating. Burial will be in Long Cane Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. in the Telford Parlor at the church prior to services.

Memorials in memory of Rev. Sides may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Online condolences may be made to the Sides family by visiting

Arrangements by the Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Abbeville.

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Charles Henderson Jr. ’43

1Charles Henderson Jr., 91, a retired professor of classics, died peacefully Sunday, April 19, 2015, at his home in York.

He was born Aug. 22, 1923, in Lynchburg, Va., the son of Charles and Rosalie (Florance) Henderson of Charlottesville, where his father was a professor and later dean of the engineering school at the University of Virginia.

After attending the Middlesex School, he graduated summa cum laude from Davidson College in 1943. Professor Henderson earned masters and Ph.D. degrees in Classics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1947 and 1955 respectively.

On Dec. 31, 1941, Mr. Henderson joined the U.S. Navy, serving as a commanding officer of the U.S.S. Manning (DE 199) in 1946. He later became a captain in the U.S. Navy Reserves.

On Aug. 16, 1944, he married the late Ethel Ann (Bolton) Henderson, daughter of William and Ethel (Gaines) Bolton of North Andover, Mass. Charles Henderson Jr. served as an instructor in classics at New York University from 1950 to 1954 and then returned to UNC – Chapel Hill as an associate professor of classics and subsequently as the dean of student affairs in 1961. He was a professor of Classical Languages and Literatures at Smith College from 1964 to 1968 and the assistant to the president at Smith College from 1972-1978.

On June 15, 2010, he was awarded the honor of the Henry Cabot Lodge ’20 Distinguished Alumnus Award by Middlesex School. In his free time, Charles was an avid banjo player and gardener and for many summers he left his beloved Dabney cottage to sail the Mediterranean Sea.

In 1962, Professor Henderson and Professor B.L. Ullman authored “Latin for Americans,” a widely used textbook that is still in use today in an updated edition and teacher’s guide, that were published by Mr. Henderson in 2003. Mr. Henderson was a member of the American Philological Association, Classical Association of New England, Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Phi Alpha, Sigma Phi Epsilon and Eta Sigma Phi.

He is survived by his five children, Elizabeth Ann (Henderson) Kilduff, Charles Henderson III, William Abbot Henderson, Rosalie Nathan (Henderson) Godfrey, and John Quintus Henderson; and by his sister, Lucy Abbot (Henderson) Wallenborn, of Charlottesville. Additionally, Mr. Henderson is survived by 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces.

He was predeceased by his sister, Lydia Bowman (Henderson) Barr.

A private memorial service was held by his family on Father’s Day, June 21, 2015, at his home, with the Rev. Calvin Sanborn officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to the Middlesex School of Concord, Massachusetts.

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Norman Jack Wayman ’43

1We have lost a legend, Norman Jack Wayman—always known as Jack—passed away from natural causes at the age of 92 on Saturday, August 30, 2014 in Boulder, Colorado. Jack had moved here from New York several months ago to be surrounded by loved ones and to enjoy Colorado’s beauty. Wayman was born and raised in Miami, Florida.

He graduated from Davidson College near Charlotte, N.C., where he was president of his fraternity, Pi Kappa Phi. There, Wayman also lettered in track and basketball, and was the captain of Davidson’s basketball team that was rated in the top ten in the country. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1943.

After Davidson, as WWI was stirring, Wayman left for the US Army Infantry School. He then served in Europe during WWII as a combat infantry company commander. He fought in the invasion of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge and served over 300 days in combat. For his service he earned a Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart with Cluster, and two Presidential Citations, as well as the Belgium Fourrager.

Last year, Wayman was inducted by the Government of France as a Chevalier for his military service, receiving the French Medal of Honor. Wayman graduated after WWII from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

In 1948, having settled into Washington, D.C. where he would live for several decades, he began his marketing career in the Consumer Electronics Industry as a retail salesman, eventually advancing to sales manager of twelve stores. In 1952, he headed RCA’s five-state distributorship in Washington D.C.

In 1963, Wayman formed the trade association for consumer electronics (now CEA) and in 1967 he founded the largest technology show in the world, the International Consumer Electronics Show. He was instrumental in defeating the motion picture industry at the Supreme Court in the famous Sony Betamax copyright case, when Hollywood tried to ban the VCR.

Upon retirement in the 1990’s, when he moved to his other beloved city New York, he became the industry’s spokesman. He appeared nationwide on thousands of radio, T.V. shows, and print interviews, passionately promoting the industry to which that devoted his career. Wayman was proud to have spent his entire 65 year business career in the consumer electronics industry.

Jack grabbed for life’s experiences with gusto, and had a regal and humble embrace of life and all its adventures. He is remembered for his wide interests in history, sports, and politics, and many other passions.

His family is heartened knowing he passed during his beloved U.S. Open Tennis Championships, which he followed until the end. Jack’s sayings were known and adored by his family, friends and colleagues.

A favorite was the four principles to live by that he first wrote down during elementary school years: The Inquisitive Mind; The Will to Win; The Pursuit of Excellence; and Stick-to-itiveness.

Wayman’s legacy also includes five children. He is survived by Norman Jack Wayman, Jr., Patricia Ann Saunders, Jessica Wayman Young, Johanna Philo, and Ariana Barth. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren, whose company always brought him happiness.

Jack’s ashes will be spread by his children in his many favorite places, and he will find his final resting place at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

Wayman’s family would like to thank the Reverend Dr. Stanley Adamson and Reverend Harriet Isbell of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church for their pastoral care and support. We were also deeply touched by the home care provided by the caring staff at Safe at Home and Gentiva Hospice.

Donations can be made in Jack’s name to the CEA Foundation, Davidson College.

Jack Walker Ewart ’43

Jack Walker Ewart, age 91, of Georgetown passed away peacefully after a short illness and a remarkably healthy life on Sat., May 17, 2014 in Georgetown Memorial Hospital in Georgetown.

He was a compassionate and caring long time Presbyterian minister and clinical counseling chaplain who served in Barboursville, WV, Radford, VA, Aberdeen, NC, Dunedin and Clearwater, FL, Atlanta, Thomasville, and Toccoa, GA, and even after his initial retirement served again in McClellanville and at Tara Home for Boys in Georgetown County.

Raised in rural Blackstock, SC, he was educated at Davidson College in North Carolina and Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, VA, and later also at the Georgia Institute of Mental Health in Atlanta.

He played a major role in the desegregation of the Presybyterian Church, presenting a resolution to the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (US) in June 1953 urging racial integration in all church-controlled institutions, which prompted a subsequent formal report from the Council of Christian Relations supporting integration at the next General Assembly in 1954.

Jack was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

He was as well a great golfing buddy, playing into his late 80s after forming the “Old Course Walkers,” a golfing group of like-minded seniors at Litchfield Country Club who weekly walked while playing nine holes.

He loved all things Scottish and was also known for his love of trees which he planted wherever he lived, many growing over the years into beautiful groves.

Living on are Phyllis, his wife of 68 years; his sons, McCrea Ewart and wife Jan, Steve Ewart and wife Leslie, William Ewart, David Ewart; and a daughter, Laurie Ewart Chambo and husband Jim. Jack and Phyllis also have seven grandchildren with one, Patrick, deceased, as well as four great-grandchildren.

A private memorial service was held at his home among the trees with an additional service planned among his forbears at Mulberry Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Family urges that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Tara Home for Boys, P.O. Box 955, Georgetown, South Carolina 29442;

May the Peace of God that Surpasses all Understanding, Be and Abide with You All, both Now and in the Life Everlasting. Amen.”

John Ashby Dick ’43

John Ashby Dick, 94, of Columbia, died Friday, March 7, 2014. Born in Sumter, SC on April 9 , 1919, he was a son of the late Dr. Leonard White Dick and Mary Emma McLeod Dick. A decorated US Army veteran of WWII, Mr. Dick served both as an infantry commander and later as a chaplain until his retirement. Following his military career, he served as a professor of English literature at USC, and his love for teaching remained with him throughout his life.

Survivors include his nephews, Evans Reynolds, Jr. (Sharon) of Lynchburg, VA, Richard Reynolds of Sumter, Ashby Davis (Lynne) of Greenville, SC, and Dr. Glenn Davis (Mary Ann) of Raleigh, NC; nieces, Kim Reynolds Franceschi (Gary) of Charlotte, and Becky Huber (Dick) of Houston, TX. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Inez Reynolds Dick.

The funeral service for Mr. Dick will be held at 12 o’clock, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at Shives Funeral Home, 5202 Colonial Dr., Columbia. A committal service will be held at 2 o’clock at Evergreen Memorial Park, 802 North Guignard Dr., Sumter, SC. The family will receive friends at the funeral home prior to the service, beginning at 11 o’clock. Memorials may be made to the Oliver Gospel Mission, PO Box 7697, Columbia, SC, 29202.

Clarence Alexander McArthur, Jr. ’43

Clarence Alexander (Mac) McArthur, Jr., 91, died peacefully Tuesday, January 14, 2014, in Tryon Estates, Columbus, NC. Known as “Daddy Mac” to his family, he was born in Lumberton, NC the son of the late Clarence Alexander McArthur, Sr. and Leigh Pope McArthur. Mac graduated from Davidson College in 1943.

He served with distinction as infantry captain in WWII from l943-46, earning the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He helped found Standard Life Insurance, Rock Hill, SC in l946 serving as President until his retirement in l983. Professionally he was a member of the SC Life & Health Guaranty Association and was a director of Peoples Trust Company and Smith Enterprises.

Over the years Mac was active in numerous organizations in Rock Hill including chairman – Housing Authority, United Fund and the YMCA. He also served on the Presbyterian College Board of Trustees from l982-91 and was an elder in the Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church. In retirement, Mac was active in many religious, community and educational causes in the Montreat, NC area.

Surviving is a sister, Mary Kathryn “Cassie” Broadway of Charlotte, N.C.; four sons, Clarence Alexander McArthur III (Cindy) of Hartsville, S.C., John Rankin McArthur (Margaret Herman) of Cary, N.C., James Gayle McArthur of Nashville, Tenn., and Leigh Pope McArthur (Wendy) of Dunwoody, Ga. Also surviving are grandchildren, Lex McArthur, Pressley Mc-Arthur, Carey McArthur Glasscock (David), Park Mc-Arthur, Alexandra McArthur, Bradford McArthur, and Thomas McArthur (Jayme) and caregiver, Della Mae Gardner. He was married to Gayle Rankin McArthur (1952 – 1999) and Betty Canon McArthur (2002 – 2010).

Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 22, 2014 in the Auditorium of Tryon Estates. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Dr., Columbus, NC 28722 or to the Salvation Army, 239 3rd Ave., Hendersonville, NC 28792. An on-line guest register may be signed at McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon, NC.