Ivan T. “Van” Wood III ’58

Visitation for Ivan T. Wood III, 80, originally of Marion, SC, and recently Santee, SC, who passed away December 16, 2016, will be held on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Richardson Funeral Home in Marion, SC.

A graveside service with military honors will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion, SC.

Born in Marion, Ivan “Van” will join his best friend and wife of 57 years, Margaret Jones Wood. Van was the son of Ivan T. Wood, Jr. and Margaret E. Wood. Van graduated from Marion High School and Davidson College.

He served his country in the Army Military Intelligence and spent one year in Vietnam.

He retired from many years as a South Carolina school teacher. After retirement he and Margaret spent about 14 good years in Spring Hill, FL.

He moved back to Santee, SC, and he now eternally joins his wife Margaret. He is survived by his sons, Mackey Wood (Patty) of Manning, and Tim Wood (Bonnie) of Marion; his sister, Rose Wood of Spring Hill, FL; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren: Megan Smolka (Adam) [Wyatt] of Columbia, Jared Wood (Bralyn) [Camden] of Aiken; Randy Bradshaw (Carole Anne) [Sage, Tyson, Wren Oliver].

Memorials may be made to the Psoriasis Foundation(Psoriasis.org), 1800 Diagonal Road #360, Alexandria, VA 22314.

An online register is available at RichardsonFH.net.

Published in The State on Dec. 21, 2016

Felix Woodson Sibley, Jr. ’58

Felix Woodson Sibley, Jr. '58Dr. Felix Woodson Sibley, Jr. passed away on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. A visitation will be at the Sibley’s home at 216 North Dawson Street in Thomasville, on Friday, November 11, 2016 from 5-7 p.m.

The memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 1p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, also in Thomasville, with a reception following in the parish hall.

Dr. Sibley was born in Atlanta, on May 23, 1936. His parents, both deceased, were Dr. Felix Woodson Sibley and Mary Lou Cranford, of Atlanta. Following in the footsteps of his father, Dr. Sibley graduated from Emory University Dental School after being an undergraduate at Davidson College.

He served as a captain in the United States Army as a dentist stationed at Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado Springs, Colorado during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Upon the death of his father, he returned to Atlanta to take over his father’s dental practice, which he continued until he moved to Thomasville in 2003. Early in his practice, he was also a professor of dentistry at Emory University.

After moving to Thomasville, he continued to practice dentistry until one month ago, for a total of fifty-five years of service to his patients. He truly enjoyed and took great pride in caring for his patients both in Atlanta and Thomasville.

On August 17, 1968, he married Margaret McGrew Fortney, with whom he remained happily married for 48 years. Together they shared two children and three grandchildren. Dr. Sibley loved his family and his church and had many other interests. He was an avid reader, with an extensive library, and was a very knowledgeable historian.

He loved to travel with his family all over the world — from Africa to Europe to the Middle East and Russia. He had a great appreciation of music and was an accomplished pianist. He collected the works of numerous composers during his travels and he took great pleasure in playing them on his Steinway for family and friends.

In recent years, he enjoyed playing the piano at meetings and events of the Thomasville Rotary Club. He also loved woodworking and created many beautiful pieces of furniture, including a cradle for his children.

In Atlanta, he was a supporter of the High Museum of Art and the Atlanta Symphony, and participated in antique and political science study groups. He was a longtime member of the Cathedral of St. Philip.

After moving to Thomasville, he joined All Saints Episcopal Church, where he will be laid to rest in the All Saints Memorial Garden. He enjoyed being a part of the Thomasville Rotary Club and Glen Arven Country Club. He was a lifetime fitness enthusiast, and was passionate about snow skiing and sailing.

He enjoyed time in the mountains of North Carolina and on the beach at Alligator Point, Florida, both places where he shared vacation homes for many years with his family and friends. He will be missed greatly for his wit and storytelling, compassion, kindness, and generous spirit.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Margaret; daughters Kendall Sibley Hash and Mary Elizabeth Sibley (Beth); son-in-law, Tom Hash; and grandchildren Maryam Sibley, Sibley Hash, and Thomas Hash.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to either All Saints Episcopal Church, or Brookwood School, of Thomasville. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest register at www.allenfh.com.

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William Loomis Pomeroy, Jr. ’58

William Loomis Pomeroy, Jr. '58Dr. William L. Pomeroy, Jr., 80, of Waycross died Saturday (August 13, 2016) at Gentiva Hospice in Athens, Georgia after an extended illness.

Dr. Pomeroy was born in Waycross to the late William L. and Charlotte Weigel Pomeroy and lived most of his life in Waycross. He was a graduate of Davidson College and Emory University Medical School.

He served his country by joining the United States Air Force. Before serving his country he received his doctorate and became a Doctor of Internal Medicine.

After his service he became an Internal Medicine Physician where he served and provided care to many families in Southeast Georgia.

Dr. Pomeroy was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Waycross for many years where he served faithfully, the American Rose Society, and the American College of Physicians.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Anna Gordon Lewis Pomeroy, he was also preceded in death by his second wife, Sally Ford Pomeroy.

He is survived by two daughters, Alice P. Soderman and her husband Richard, Anna Charlotte Pomeroy; a son, William L. Pomeroy III and his wife Lisa; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Sarah Pomeroy; two sisters, Charlotte Miller and Ann Asbury; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A visitation will be held Saturday (August 20, 2016) from 10:00am-12:00pm at Miles-Odum Funeral Home. A private graveside service will be held at a later time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation, P.O. Box 78423, Atlanta, GA, 30357; American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or charity of your choice.

Sympathy may be expressed online at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com

Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles Noel Feezor, Jr. ’58

Charles Noel Feezor, Jr. '58Charles N. Feezor, Jr., MD played his final round on March 16, 2016, and passed over to the Heavenly Links. Born in Salisbury on February 26, 1937, to the late Charles N. Feezor, Sr., and the late Joyce Agner Feezor, Charles enjoyed growing up as a N.C. boy.

He received his undergraduate degree from Davidson College in 1958, and his MD from Bowman Gray School of Medicine (now Wake Forest University School of Medicine) in 1962, graduating third in his class. He was a member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity and also Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society.

He was married to the former Carolyn Ann Davis. He began his residency at N.C. Baptist Hospital, but left to serve two years in the Air Force as a Flight Surgeon at Eglin AFB in Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. After his discharge, he returned to N.C. to finish his Residency in Urology at Charlotte Memorial Hospital (now CMC).

After two years of practice with Dr. Daniel and Dr. Johnston, he opened his solo urology practice in Charlotte and continued to practice until 2011. His devotion to his patients and to the practice of medicine was reflected in the warm relationships established with all. He was a very caring and compassionate physician, respected and loved by his patients as well as his peers.

Charles established a love for the game of golf at a young age growing up playing at Salisbury Country Club; and although he never received formal lessons, he had a natural affinity for the game.

At the age of 17, he won the N.C. State Junior Golf Championship. He continued as a low-handicap golfer as a member of The Charlotte Country Club from 1970, until his passing.

He was also a member of High Meadows Golf and Country Club in Roaring Gap, NC. He was a member of Davidson United Methodist Church since moving to the area in 1992. He enjoyed many other hobbies including collecting and restoring vintage cars, gun collecting and shooting, and building and flying model airplanes.

All of these were shared with his son and together they spent many hours of fun. He also loved the time he spent at his home which he referred to as “The Feezor Farm,” working in his beautiful rose gardens or down in his shop. Time spent with his family at home or at the family beach house in Sunset Beach was cherished. He was a lover of animals and, especially, all of his pets, both feline and canine.

He is survived by his loving wife Kathleen Feezor; son, Charles N. Feezor, III, of Clarksville, Md.; daughter, Kimberly Feezor Byrd (James) of Pinehurst; son, Richard Thomas Feezor of Morganton; stepdaughter, Nikole Kennerly (Timothy) of Lexington; brother, Michael D. Feezor, PHD of Chapel Hill; grandchildren, Rachel Cole Byrd, Charles Davis Byrd, Carolyn Noelle Feezor, Karoline Grace Kennerly, Krista Jean Kennerly, and Jackson Price Kennerly; nephew, Michael C.D. Feezor; and extended family.

He is also survived by his loyal and loving chocolate lab pal, Bentley.

He will be greatly missed by all and remembered as a loving, caring man who knew no strangers and made all comfortable with his beautiful smile. His sense of humor and brilliant mind will live on in all of those who loved him. Visitation and

Service: Memorial service will be held at Davidson United Methodist Church, 233 South Main St., Davidson, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, in the Sanctuary. A reception will be held in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the service.

Memorials: The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to The Levine Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville, NC, or to the animal rescue of your choice. James Funeral Home of Huntersville, NC is serving the family of Mr. Feezor and online condolences can be made to jamesfuneralhomelkn.com.

 

Published in Salisbury Post on Mar. 18, 2016

Richard Austin Makepeace Sr. ’58

Richard Austin Makepeace, Sr., passed away in Nassawadox, Virginia on February 16, 2016, with his daughter, Helen, by his side. Richard was born in Sanford, NC to Harold Turner Makepeace and Helen Sherrill Makepeace on July 22, 1935. In his youth, he earned the rank of Eagle Scout and gained a love for tennis. Richard graduated from Fishburne Military Academy in Waynesboro, Virginia and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Richard’s great passion for playing tennis led him to capture numerous titles both locally and nationally. Whether singles, doubles, or father /son tournaments, he was a fierce, left-handed competitor. If asked, he would tell you he truly enjoyed the father/son tournaments the most, which gave him the opportunity to play with all three of his sons.

While Richard’s professional career took him to several different cities, he truly loved his time spent in Richmond, Virginia and Cashiers, North Carolina, with his faithful, canine companion, Lucky.

Christmas time was such a special time for Richard as he spent it each year traveling to three different states to visit his grandchildren. He made each one feel special and they, in turn, would make Richard’s heart full.

Richard was proceeded in death by his eldest son, Richard Austin Makepeace, Jr. He is survived by his sons Charles Walton Makepeace (Lisa) and David Sherrill Makepeace (Lee); and his daughter, Helen Finley Pruitt (Guy); grandchildren Henry Makepeace (Mackenzie), Andrew and William Makepeace; Austin, Chandler and Daniel Makepeace; Turner and Hannah Makepeace; Landon and Olsen Pruitt.

The family would like to thank Heritage Hall and Intrepid Hospice in Nassawadox, Virginia and especially the nurses and CNA’s in the Eden Garden for the excellent care and love Richard received over the past couple of years.

The family will celebrate Richard’s life at a private ceremony and he will be laid to rest in the family plot in Sanford, North Carolina. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s AssociationRichard Austin Makepeace Sr. '58 or the charity of one’s choiceRichard Austin Makepeace Sr. '58 .

 

Published in The News & Observer on Feb. 21, 2016