Rex Howland Dillingham ’58

Rex Howland Dillingham '58Rex Howland Dillingham, M.D., 82, formerly of Lancaster, died on Sept. 7, 2017, in Orange Park, Fla.

He was born on Dec. 21, 1934, in Lancaster, to Rex H. Dillingham Sr. and Mafalda Wilson Dillingham.

He was the oldest of five children.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Rebecca Dillingham Lovelace; and brothers, Richard Dillingham and William Dillingham.

He is survived by his sister, Patricia Dillingham Brown of Christiansburg, Va.

The father of six children, he was preceded in death by his sons, Rex H. Dillingham III and Phillip Dillingham.

He is survived by his daughters, Susanne Dillingham of Charlotte, Dorothy Dillingham Blue of Culver City, Calif., Dr. Regina Dillingham Shillinglaw of Oakwood, Ohio, and Leslie Dillingham of Kettering, Ohio, and by his grandchildren, Wesley Dillingham, Jackson and Anna Shillinglaw, Fletcher Moore and Rex Blue.

A graduate of Lancaster High School, he earned his bachelor’s degree from Davidson College and his doctorate from the Medical University of South Carolina. After several years in a family practice with John Willis, M.D., in Lancaster, he moved to Columbia and opened a practice that became the largest single doctor family practice in the state.

Recognizing the need for health care access for all, Dr. Dillingham was a frequent volunteer at the Columbia Free Clinic. He also contributed to the education of others by opening his practice to the students of the USC Medical School for their family practice rotation.

Rex somehow found time to support and participate in the Columbia arts community. He served on the board for the Columbia Music Festival Association and appeared on stage in several productions including “Annie,” “Hello Dolly” and “The Nutcracker.”

In addition to his service as a medical physician, Rex proudly served his country in the armed forces. He joined the Air Force during the Vietnam War and staffed helicopter rescue units. Upon returning to the states, he became a reservist in the Army. He was on active duty during Desert Storm and other assignments. He retired with the rank of Colonel.

Recently, Rex became a resident of Orange Park, Fla., to be with his companion, Nancy Labry.

A viewing is from 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at Dunbar Funeral Home, 3926 Devine Street, Columbia.

A graveside service will be held Monday, Sept. 18, in Fort Jackson National Cemetery (I-20 – Exit 80 South on Clemson Road, left on Percival Road). A reception will follow at CMFA on 914 Pulaski St., Columbia.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Episcopal Relief and Development or to CMFA.

Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com.

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David W. Garvin, Sr. ’59

David W. Garvin, Sr. '59Lt. Col. David W. Garvin, Sr., age 80, of Boone, passed away Tuesday morning, August 8, 2017, at his home.

David resided in Boone, NC. He was born in Columbia, SC, to Dr. and Mrs. (Margaret) O. David Garvin. He was educated at Chapel Hill High School in Pennsylvania. He studied and graduated from Davidson College and furthered his education with a master’s degree from George Washington University in Washington, DC.

David served his country in the United States Army Medical Corps, retiring after 25 years and from Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina in 2000.

He was an avid traveler, traveling throughout the country and the world behind the wheel of his motor home or the helm of his boat. He was a member of the Lake Murray Power Squadron and the Special Military Active Recreational Travelers (S.M.A.R.T.)

In recent years, he was a member and secretary of the Military Officer’s Association of America (MOAA), High Country Unit, served on the Salvation Army Board of the High Country, longtime secretary of the Boone Kiwanis Club, active in his church, Boone United Methodist Church, and as a volunteer docent for the Blue Ridge Parkway.

David is survived by his wife of 55 years, Martha Goodell Garvin of the home; two sons, David Garvin, Jr. of King George, VA, and Paul Garvin and wife Kimberly of Cades, SC, and four grandchildren, Michael, Megan, Cyle and Coy.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. O. David Garvin, M.D., MPH, his mother, Mrs. Margaret Garvin, and a brother, Peter.

Memorial service for Lt. Col. David W. Garvin, Sr. will be conducted Saturday afternoon, August 12, 2017, at 3:00 o’clock at Boone United Methodist Church.

The family will receive friends Saturday afternoon, from 2:00 until 3:00 o’clock at the church, prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Boone United Methodist Church, the Salvation Army of the High Country, or to the Kiwanis Club of Boone.

Online condolences may be sent to the Garvin family at www.hamptonfuneranc.c om.

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service, in Boone, NC, is in charge of the arrangements.

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Fred Reece Stowe Jr. ’54

Fred Reece Stowe Jr. '54 Dr. Colonel Fred Reece Stowe Jr., 85, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017 in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

Dr. Stowe was born November 8, 1931 in Gaston County, NC to the late Nellie Bailey and Fred Reece Stowe Sr.

Fred was a Pre-Med graduate from Davidson College in 1954. He received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of North Carolina in 1958. Fred did his Pediatric Internship and Residency at John Hopkins Hospital from 1958-1959. He did a residence in Adult & Pediatric Neurology at the University of NC from 1971-1973 and Wilford Hall, USAF Medical Center from 1973-1974.

Dr. Stowe practiced Pediatric Neurology at Fayetteville Children’s Clinic and Adult & Pediatric Neurology as a private practice in Fayetteville.

Dr. Stowe was a retired US Air Force Colonel.

Fred was a scratch golfer for years where his buddies called him “Doc.” He enjoyed hunting with bird dogs he had raised and trained, competing in field trials where he was an avid horseman.

Graveside services will be Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 11 a.m. in Lafayette Memorial Park-West with military honors with Rev. Sandy Saunders, officiating. The family will receive friends at Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home on Thursday from 9:45 until 10:45 am.

Dr. Stowe is survived by his wife, Kathy Elmore Stowe of the home; brother, Harold Stowe and wife Betty of Gastonia; niece, Laura Henkel and husband Hugh of Gastonia; nephews, Rudy Stowe and wife Kathy of Gastonia, Jeff Stowe and wife Leanne of Gastonia; great-nephews, William Henkel and wife Bridgette Taylor Henkel, Bennett Stowe; great niece, Baily Stiles and husband Tyler.

Arrangements by Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home.

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Hugh Kerr “Bud” Aiken, Jr. ’50

Hugh AikenHugh Kerr “Bud” Aiken, Jr., 87, husband of Clairene Harris Aiken, of Greenville, died Monday, July 10, 2017.

A Greenville native born on July 30, 1929, he was the son of the late Hugh Kerr Aiken and Alberta Farmer Aiken.

An Eagle Scout, Mr. Aiken attended Greenville High School and later graduated from Davidson College where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

Mr. Aiken began his business career at Piedmont Paint Manufacturing Company where he was President and later founded Rutland Plastics in Charlotte, N.C. Known for his business sense and strong leadership qualities, Mr. Aiken served as the President of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Board of Visitors at Christ Church Episcopal School and as Chairman of the CCES School Board.

He was a communicant of Christ Church in Greenville. Mr. Aiken was President of the Cotillion, President of the Poinsett Club and President of the St. Andrew’s Society.

In addition to his loving wife of 63 years, he is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Jane Harris Aiken, of Washington, D.C., and her husband, Thomas Gibbes Hagerty, Susan Kerr Aiken, of Camden, SC, Elizabeth Aiken Chambers, of Greenville, and her husband, David Matthew Chambers; nine grandchildren, Mary Lanier Hagerty, Robert Chapman Hagerty, Claire Aiken Hagerty, John Withers Morris, Hugh Aiken Morris, Macon Carlisle Morris, Elizabeth Lenore Chambers, Caroline Alderson Chambers, and Katherine Reid Chambers.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Aiken was predeceased by his brother, Dr. Albert Farmer Aiken (Mary Ruth Lesesne).

A funeral service will be held Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in the All Saint’s Center at Christ Church with the Rev. Jeffrey Meadowcroft presiding. Burial will follow in the church yard.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Project Host, 525 S. Academy St., Greenville, SC 29601, Christ Church Outreach Fund, 10 N. Church Street, Greenville, SC 29601, or to the charity of one’s choice.

Condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.thomasmcafee. com.

Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown

Jack Elliott Trawick ’57

Jack Elliott Trawick '57Jack Elliott Trawick, 80, of Winston-Salem, NC, passed away on July 8, 2017, at Forsyth Medical Center. Jack was born in Macon, GA, the third of four children of Benton Jenkins Trawick and Lottie Donaldson Trawick.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Benton James (Jay) Trawick.

He is survived by his sister, Jeannine Trawick Alley, and brother, Harry Wayne Trawick and sister-in-law Marlyn Utley Trawick, all of Macon, GA.

He is additionally survived by Catherine Ramsey Trawick, his loving wife of 58 years, and his children, Michael Alan Trawick and wife Deborah Crabbe Trawick of Winston-Salem, NC; Benton Jefferson Trawick and wife Amy Raye Trawick of Burke, VA; and Robert Chason Trawick and wife Amanda Sloan Trigg of New City, NY. His grandchildren are Evan Michael Trawick, Marshall Andrew Trawick, Hannah Rae Trawick and husband Jacob David (Jake) Coltrane, Duncan Sinclair Trawick, and Owen Harris Trawick.

Jack was a 1957 graduate of Davidson College, a Lieutenant in the United States Navy, and a dedicated journalist, who retired as Assistant to the Publisher at the Winston-Salem Journal.

As a reporter, he participated in the Journal’s 1971 Pulitzer Prize winning coverage of the effects of strip mining in the Appalachian region.

He was also a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA), serving three churches in that position. He was a longtime member of Parkway Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem, and he served on numerous committees and commissions of Salem Presbytery.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 22, 2017, at 2:00 PM at Parkway Presbyterian Church, 1000 Yorkshire Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27104.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Parkway Presbyterian Church.