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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John R. Turner ’59

John R. Turner '59John Robert “Bob” Turner, 79 years of age, of Harrisburg, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016 at his home.

“Bob” was born August 1, 1936 in Virginia to the late Robert Turner and the late Edith Turner.

Survivors include wife,  Amelia Turner of Harrisburg; three sons, Chad (Luci) Turner of Harrisburg;  Bryan (Jessica) Turner of Mint Hill, and Trent (Mindy) Turner of Stanfield; six grandchildren, Isaac, Caroline, Zachary, Raegan, Graham, and Greyson Turner; and a sister, Betty Turner Crowder of Charlotte.

Samuel Wilson Smith III ’59

Samuel Wilson Smith III '59Dr. Samuel Wilson Smith III, died peacefully and surrounded by love at home on April 23, 2017.

Dr. Smith was born on February 1, 1937 in Charlotte, N.C., the son of Samuel W. Smith Jr. and Elizabeth Arbogast Gudger Smith. Dr. Smith and Laura Emilie Simmons were married on August 18, 1962 in Cooperstown, N.Y.

Dr. Smith is a graduate of Episcopal High School, Davidson College, and The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Following medical school, Sam and Lee moved to Chapel Hill, N.C. where Dr. Smith completed his medical residency, fellowship in hematology, a chief medical residency, and instructor in medicine at the North Carolina Memorial Hospital and UNC School of Medicine.

The five years in Chapel Hill were interspersed by two years in the United States Air Force as Captain and General Medical Officer. At the conclusion of his military service, Dr. Smith was awarded the Air Force Commendation medal.

Dr. Smith began private practice in 1970 in Greenville, S.C. From that time, until 2005, he was an active participant in the teaching of medical students and residents at Greenville Memorial Hospital. From 2002 until 2012, he organized and attended a hepatitis clinic at New Horizons Family practice clinic. In 2007, he received the Ramage award from DHEC for leadership in medical education.

From 1998 until 2009, Dr. Smith was on the faculty at Clemson University in the Department of Microbiology. Intermittently, from 1982 to 1988, Dr. Smith was an attending physician in Cange, Haiti. From 2013 to present, Dr. Smith has been an attending physician at the Greenville Free Medical Clinic. Dr. Smith has been a long time devoted member of Christ Church Episcopal since 1970.

Dr. Smith is survived by his wife, Laura Simmons Smith and three children: Samuel Wilson Smith IV, William Martin Smith (Kristin), and Susan Smith deHoll (Doug deHoll), and by eight loving grandchildren: William Harrison Smith, Simmons Elizabeth deHoll, Emilie Baldwin Smith, Samuel Wilson Smith V, Danielle Lee deHoll, Helen O’dell Smith, Campbell Douglas deHoll, and Catherine Twining Smith. He is also survived by his sister, Elizabeth Smith White (William) of Charlotte, his sister-in-law, Susan Deen Simmons and three nieces, Elizabeth Dickens (Al), Margaret Black (Robert), and Katie Willingham (Rob).

A service of thanksgiving for the life of Samuel W. Smith will be at Christ Church Episcopal, in the All Saints Center at 2:00pm on Sunday, April 30, 2017. Following the service, the family will receive friends and family at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ Church Episcopal or to the Greenville Free Medical Clinic.

The Mackey Mortuary.

Online guest registry available at www.mackeymortuary.com

Published in Charlotte Observer on Apr. 25, 2017

Charles Langdon Rutherford ’59

Charles Langdon Rutherford '59Dr. Charles Langdon Rutherford, Jr., age 79, passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2016. Charles was a native of Mobile, Alabama, the son of Dr. Charles Langdon Rutherford and Nell Schley Rutherford.

He graduated from The McCallie School in 1955, Davidson College in 1959, and the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 1963.

Charles served 2 years in the United States Air Force following medical school graduation. He then practiced medicine with Mobile Urology Group, P.A. until his retirement in 1992.

Charles was a past President of the Alabama Urological Association and of the Alabama Chapter of The American College of Surgeons. He served on Board of Censors for the State Medical Association Board of Examiners, and was a founding director of The Bank of Mobile, which became BankTrust.

Dr. Rutherford also served on the Boards of The Julius T. Wright School for Girls (now UMS-Wright Preparatory School), Boy Scouts of America (Mobile Area Council), and the University of South Alabama Medical School Foundation.

Early in his career he was a Clinical Professor of Urology at the University of South Alabama Medical School, and he was also a member of several mystic organizations. Charles was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Mobile.

Dr. Rutherford is survived by his wife of 53 years, Harriet Kelly Rutherford; his two daughters, Harriet Sharman Rutherford and Sydney Rutherford Milling (Brooks); 6 grandchildren, Sydney Gaillard Broughton, Langdon Broughton Murphy (Jack), Agee Stallworth Broughton, IV, Nell Frances Milling, Brooks Pitman Milling, Jr., and Charles Rutherford Milling; his brother, John Schley Rutherford (Laura); nephew John Schley Rutherford, Jr.; and niece Lee Rutherford Adams (Sumner); and numerous cousins.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday December 31, 2016, at Pine Crest Cemetery in Mobile. Visitation will be graveside following the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wilmer Hall Children’s Home in Mobile.

Published in the Mobile Register and Baldwin County on Jan. 1, 2017

Ward Landis “Lanny” Voigt ’59

Ward Landis "Lanny" Voigt '59Dr. Ward Landis Voigt, MD, FACS, 79, of 301 Queen Anne Drive, Edenton, N.C., passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2016.

Dr. Voigt was born in Jackson, Mississippi on March 27, 1937, and was the son of the late Ward Furman Voigt and Carol Landis Voigt. Early in his life his parents moved to Greensboro, N.C. where they made their home and raised their family.

An Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he attained the rank of Major and performed surgery on the wounded. Dr. Voigt moved to Edenton in 1972 and for ten years was the only surgeon serving at Chowan Hospital.

A partner in Chowan Medical Center, he had been a member of the General Surgeons Association and the American College of Surgeons.

After retirement in July of 2000, he and his wife twice went to Africa with World Medical Mission, a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse, where he performed surgery on the mission field. He was a member and deacon of Edenton Baptist Church and its Lloyd Griffin Sunday School Class.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Elizabeth Ingram “Betsy” Voigt.

Surviving are his wife of 31 years, Gloria Evans Voigt; his children, Carol Voigt Marriott and husband John, and James Ingram Voigt and wife Rachel, both of Wilmington; and his brother, Robert C. Voigt of Wake Forest.

Also surviving are Gloria’s children, Donna Taylor Hill and husband Ken of Youngsville, and F. Treavis Taylor, Jr. and wife Traci of Asheville. Together Gloria and Landis share six grandchildren, Taylor B. Hill, Haley E. Hill, Lauren A. Voigt, D. Landis Voigt, Carson Marriott, and Clark T. Marriott.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in Edenton Baptist Church and will be conducted by the Rev. David Brooks and Dr. Jesse Croom. Burial will follow in Beaver Hill Cemetery. Friends may join the family Friday from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in Miller Funeral Home & Crematory, 735 Virginia Road, Edenton, or in the social hall of the church following the service on Saturday, or all other times at the residence.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the memorial fund of Edenton Baptist Church, 200 S. Granville Street, Edenton, NC 27932, or to World Medical Mission, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607-3000.

The family wishes to express their deep appreciation to the medical staff and caregivers who recently provided wonderful and devoted care to their loved one.

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.millerfhc.com.