Angus Murdoch McBryde, Jr. of Columbia, South Carolina passed away unexpectedly on October 4, 2016. Born in Durham, North Carolina on February 24, 1937, he was the oldest child of Dr. Angus Murdoch McBryde, Sr. and Priscilla Gregory McBryde.
Dr. McBryde received his undergraduate degree from Davidson College where he excelled in both academics and sports. His love and support of Davidson continued throughout his lifetime whether as team physician, Board of Trustees member or general support of Wildcat activities.
As a runner, he held numerous records, including being named the 1958 Southern Conference Mile Champion and served as captain of both cross country and track teams. Dr. McBryde was subsequently inducted into the Davidson College Sports Hall of Fame in 2007.
After Davidson, Dr. McBryde went to Duke Medical School and soon discovered medicine was his true calling as it was for his father, a Durham pediatrician and member of the original faculty at Duke Medical School. At Duke, he was Senior Class President and also served as National Vice President of the Student American Medical Association.
After medical school, Dr. McBryde conducted his internship and residency in general surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He then spent the following two years in the U.S. Navy as a medical officer on the U.S.S. St. Paul and at Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego during the Vietnam War.
Dr. McBryde then went on to complete his orthopaedic residency at Duke in the ensuing years and in 1971 was appointed Clinical Assistance Professor of Orthopaedics at Duke and later that year joined the orthopaedic teaching program at Charlotte Memorial Hospital (now Carolinas Medical Center).
Dr. McBryde, in his long and distinguished medical career that followed, earned numerous accolades and awards, including Alabama Sports Person of the Year, 2012 Distinguished Southern Orthopaedist and 2013 Distinguished Alumnus of Duke Medical School. Dr. McBryde led as Chair of the Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery for the University of South Alabama at Mobile and the University of South Carolina in Charleston.
He was team doctor for the Gamecocks in Columbia and served as medical director for the USC athletic department. While in Birmingham he was team doctor for Alabama, Auburn and Troy. He also directed the Ankle and Foot Fellowship Program at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, AL where he practiced at the Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center.
He co-founded and was president of the Southern Orthopaedic Association and president of the Southern Medical Association. He was currently serving as chairman of the Senior Physician Section of the AMA.
He enjoyed serving in other leadership positions in his specialty field. He also served on 11 editorial boards and published more than 70 scholarly publications including 2 books.
A noted academician and skilled surgeon with nationally-recognized expertise in sports medicine, Dr. McBryde served as team physician for the World Games in Yugoslavia in 1987 and for the U.S. National Team for both the Seoul and Atlanta summer Olympics.
Dr. McBryde’s love of medicine was constantly on display in the extraordinary and generous care he showed his patients and all those in need of orthopaedic advice over the length of his career.
Dr. McBryde took the adage, “Time waits for no man,” to heart, living each day of his life quite literally to its fullest. Angus was a loving husband, father and friend and will be missed by all who had the privilege to know him.
Dr. McBryde is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Kay McBryde of Columbia, South Carolina; his sister Read M. Spence and her husband Jim of Greensboro, NC and his brother Neill G. McBryde and his wife Peggy of Charlotte, NC; children of his first marriage to Jane Rostan McBryde: sons, Angus M. McBryde III and his wife Margaret of Charlotte, NC and Dr. JP McBryde and his wife Karen of Abu Dhabi, UAE; daughters, Dr. Holly McBryde Mason and her husband Dr. John Mason of Charlottesville, VA and Mary McBryde and her husband George Newcomb of Norwich, VT; ten grandchildren: Grace McBryde, Jane McBryde, Lea McBryde, Rostan McBryde, Gillie McBryde, John Mason, Mary Holland Mason, Mac Mason, Maddie Newcomb, and Angus Newcomb; the children and grandchildren of Kay McBryde who he embraced, Mary Beth O’Briant and Sam of John’s Creek, GA and their children John, Will and Charlie; Peter Joseph Brennan, Jr. of Charlotte, NC and his children Kelli and Britani; Catherine Parker Brennan of Charleston, SC and her children Parker and Vann; and Anna Kelly Brennan of Birmingham, AL and her children Elizabeth and Jacob. In addition, Dr. McBryde leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews who loved him greatly.
A memorial service will be held to celebrate Dr. McBryde’s life in Charlotte, NC at Christ Episcopal Church, 1412 Providence Road, on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 2:00 pm. Visitation for family and close friends will be held at 6PM on Monday, October 10 at 6-8PM at the home of his son Angus McBryde III, 1932 Dilworth Rd. West, Charlotte, NC.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Davidson College for The McBryde Family Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 7170, Davidson, NC 28035 or to the Southern Orthopaedic Association for the Angus M. McBryde, JR MD Memorial Fund c/o Chuck Freitag 110 West Rd. Ste.227 Towson MD 21204.
Published in Charlotte Observer from Oct. 7 to Oct. 8, 2016
Dr. Eugene M. Long II, 79, of Elon passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at his residence on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, at 5:00 p.m.
A native of Alamance County, he was the husband (38 years) of the late Gray Duncan Long and husband of (15 years) Deborah Thurlow Long. He was the son of Nathan Alexander Long and Lyda Lee Long, both deceased, and stepson to Reginald Glenn Miller also deceased. Dr. Long was a retired obstetrician/gynecologist and a veteran of the U. S. Air Force. He was a member of Front Street United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Deborah Thurlow Long, two daughters, Kerrie Long Kendall of Burlington and Dayna Long Bowline and husband Beaver of Cumming, GA; son, Eugene Monroe Long, Jr., and wife Laura of Greenville, NC; twin brother, Jerry A. Long and wife Nancy of Burlington; brother, Alan Long and wife Nancy, deceased, of Raleigh; seven grandchildren, Tanner, Kendal, Lindsay, Ryder, Haley, Duncan and Gray; three step-children, Mary Alice, Vernon and Rebecca; and three step-grandchildren, Anderson, Oliver and Isaac.
In 1959, Dr. Long graduated from Davidson College and then attended Duke University Medical School, graduating in 1963. He served an internship at Duke Hospital from 1963 to 1964. He moved to Birmingham, Alabama, in 1964 to 1969 for his medical residency. From 1969 to 1971, Dr. Long served as a Major in the US Air Force in Tucson, Arizona. After serving his country, he moved to Burlington to set up practice and to be near family. He practiced at Alamance Clinic for Women for the first ten years and then practiced at Kernodle Clinic until he retired in 2004.
As an OB/GYN physician, Dr. Gene Long was hard-working and loved his profession. He took great care of not only his patients, but of his friends and family as well. Someone once said to him, “Dr. Long, I think you delivered half of Burlington.” In the last few days of his life, he encountered several patients who remembered him so fondly and told him how much they appreciated him. This was a testament to his life.
Dr. Long’s family loved him with all their hearts. He was their Hero and they all looked up to him. They all wanted to make him proud and follow in his footsteps. He set the perfect example for family…how to be loving, caring and selfless. His kindness, compassion and gentle way will be missed by all.
A visitation will be held at Rich & Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service in Burlington on Saturday, August 27, from 2:00 to 4:00.
A private graveside service for family will be conducted at Pine Hill Cemetery in December.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Elon Academy at Elon University, 2105 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244 or to Habitat for Humanity, Post Office Box 5036, Burlington, NC 27216.
Published in TheTimesNews.com from Aug. 19 to Aug. 21, 2016
Dr. Kenneth Dale Owen, Sr. passed away peacefully at home on November 16, 2015. A native Charlottean, he was born May 9, 1938, the oldest child of Dr. Olin and Ruth Watlington Owen. “Dr. Kenneth” graduated in 1956 from Myers Park High School where he was senior class president and captain of the basketball team. He continued his basketball career at Davidson College, graduating in 1959.
Before finishing college, he married his childhood sweetheart, Lura Carnes, in 1958. After completing dental school at UNC-Chapel Hill in 1963, Dr. Owen served in the US Army Dental Corps. until 1965. He continued his military service as a reservist, attaining the rank of Captain.
In 1972 he completed his M.Sc.O. in orthodontics at UNC-Chapel Hill, then joined his father, Dr. Olin Owen, in his orthodontics practice in Charlotte and, eventually, Albemarle. Dr. Owen led and served the dental community in numerous ways.
He was President of the North Carolina Dental Society, North Carolina Second District Dental Society, Southern Association of Orthodontists, North Carolina Association of Orthodontists, Dental Foundation of North Carolina, and UNC Orthodontic Alumni Association. A founding member of the Holiday Dental Conference, he was General Chairman for 22 years.
In 2012, he became Executive Director of the Charlotte Regional Dental Health Foundation. He began his instrumental leadership with NCMOM-Charlotte, providing free dental care to thousands of Charlotte residents annually. He was passionate about giving back to the community with this dentistry outreach program.
A lifelong member of Myers Park United Methodist Church, he served on the Administrative Board and chaired an usher committee for 42 years.
He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Lura Carnes Owen; son, K. Dale Owen, Jr. and his wife, Amy F. Owen; daughter, Aven Williams and her husband, Hank; grandchildren, Alex, Lindsey and Gracey Owen and Rebecca and Whit Williams, all of Charlotte; his brother, Michael Owen and wife Betsy of Del Ray Beach, FL; his sister, Margaret Owen Blackstock of Atlanta; and her sons, Towner Blackstock and his wife Holly, Michael Blackstock and his wife Tara, and Kendrick Blackstock.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Jerry Blackstock.
A celebration of Kenneth’s life will be held at 2:00 PM at Myers Park United Methodist Church, 1501 Queens Road, Charlotte NC 28207, on Saturday, November 21, 2015. The family will receive friends following the service in Jubilee Hall. Burial will be private.
Special thanks to Dr. Daniel Hagstrom of Levine Cancer Institute for his unwavering care and support. ComForcare Home Care and Hospice of Charlotte were invaluable in fulfilling our father’s wishes to stay at home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Dr. Kenneth’s passion: the free dental clinic, Charlotte Regional Dental Health Foundation NC MOM-Charlotte Project, 497 North Wendover Road, Charlotte, NC 28211.
Arrangements are in the care of Hankins & Whittington Funeral Service; please share condolences online at www.hankinswhittington.com.
Published in Charlotte Observer on Nov. 18, 2015
Hugh Brown Campbell Jr., a Mecklenburg County District Court judge who also served a term on the state Court of Appeals, as attorney for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education and as chairman of the Mecklenburg County Democratic Party, died Friday. He was 78.
As a Mecklenburg County District Court judge, he was tough on DWI cases but often spoke fondly of the bailiffs and others he worked with, said his son, Hugh Campbell III.
Campbell was a graduate of Davidson College and Harvard School of Law. He was planning a reunion for the Myers Park High School class of 1955 when he became ill, his son said. Campbell died Friday at Mercy Hospital, where he was also born.
He retired from his work as a judge at age 72, as required by state law, his son said. He continued to serve as a special judge as needed, frequently returning to the bench in Gastonia and other areas. “He loved being a judge,” his son said.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Mary Irving Carlyle Campbell; three sons, Hugh Campbell III of Mount Airy and his wife Susan, Irving Carlyle Campbell of Toano, Va., and his wife Kim, and Thomas Lenoir Campbell of Charlotte and his wife Leah; six grandchildren; a brother, Wilburn “Bill” Campbell, of Columbia, S.C.; and a sister, Betty Cantey, also of Columbia.
Robertson Funeral and Cremation is handling final services.
Andy Gordon, 77, formerly of Gastonia passed away February 16, 2015 in Hendersonville, North Carolina, where he lived for the last 15 years.
Andy was born in Gastonia, North Carolina, to Lucille Mason Gordon and Robert Andrew Gordon, Sr. on March 21st, 1937. He graduated from Gastonia High School and went on to earn a degree in economics from Davidson College and a Juris Doctorate degree from Duke Law School.
He worked as a bank trust officer for most of his career. Andy was in the ROTC at Davidson College and served as a captain in the United States Army.
He gave of his time generously and, among many charitable involvements, was a Boy Scout leader, president of a Chamber of Commerce and a pioneer in the training and organization of Hospice and Head Start programs in Florida.
A dedicated father, he also enjoyed hiking, camping, woodworking projects and playing music with his sons. He was a member of Biltmore Baptist Church in Arden.
Andy is survived by his wife, Linda Gordon; his brother John B. Gordon of Raleigh; sons Robert, Gary and Steve Gordon; grandchildren Katheryn Wolfley, Heather Gordon, Robert Gordon, Alexis Gordon, Alaina Gordon and Anastasia Gordon; and great-grandsons Wilhelm and Robert Wolfley.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Elizabeth House at Four Seasons Compassion for Life in Flat Rock.