Richard Vance Fulp ’64

Mr. Richard Vance Fulp, 75, a native of Kernersville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home.

He was born on June 17, 1942 in Forsyth County to the late William W. and Nell Culler Fulp. Dick graduated from Davidson College in 1964 receiving his BA in economics where he was a member of the men’s football squad and the R.O.T.C.

He earned his MBA from UNC Chapel Hill in 1965, and following, joined the United States Army, serving as Captain during the Vietnam War.

After receiving honorable discharge in 1970 he joined the Trust Department of Wachovia Bank, becoming Vice President in 1973 and later, manager of the trust division in Winston-Salem. In 1980 he joined SeaFirst Bank as Senior Vice President and manger of the Trust Division, later becoming Executive Vice President of the Trust Division.

Thru 1992, Dick served on many executive and directorial levels for SeaFirst / Bank of America in the US, Europe and Asia. In 1993, Dick became Chairman of Franklin Street Trust. Later he became General Partner of Franklin Street Ventures.

His professional and civic activities included, Director/Treasurer of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Chairman of Seafirst Foundation, Director of Depository Trust Company New York, Chairman of the American Bankers Association Trust and Investment Management Division, Director with Bank of San Francisco, member of Davidson Athletic Foundation, Trustee of historic Bethabara Park, Director at Arbor Acres, Director at Friends of Odd Fellows Cemetery and member of Centenary United Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents Dick was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Douglas Fulp.

He is survived by his wife Barbara Larrimore Fulp, of the home; daughter, Leigh Fulp Hughett of Winston-Salem; son, Richard Vance Fulp, Jr. and wife Xiomara of Pittsboro, NC; brother, William W. Fulp, Jr. and wife Annette of Mebane, NC; three grandchildren, Robert Clayton Hughett, Parker Vance Hughett, and Zoe Gabriela Fulp; many nieces and nephews; and Sweetie the Cat.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Centenary United Methodist Church with the Rev. Craig Ford officiating. The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall following the service.

A private interment in the church columbarium will be conducted prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be directed to Bethabara Park, 2147 Bethabara Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106; Davidson College Athletic Foundation, 405 N. Main St., Davidson, NC 20836; Forsyth Humane Society, 4881 Country Club Rd., Winston-Salem, NC 27104; Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103; or Respite Care fund at Centenary UMC, 646 W. Fifth St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101.

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Allen Millar ’62

Allen MillarAllen Cantey Millar, 77, of Raleigh, peacefully died Monday, July 17 with family after a battle with Alzheimer’s with an abrupt decline in recent weeks.

Allen was born in Charleston, SC on April 2, 1940 to the late William Lawrence Millar, Jr. and Floride Richbourg Millar Dunlap. He was a graduate of the Class of 1958 at Needham Broughton High School where he met his future wife, Brenda Payne Millar. Having played football, basketball, and baseball in high school, he was the sports superlative of his class.

Allen was also a graduate of the Class of 1962 at Davidson College where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, played basketball under Lefty Driesell, and was a member of the baseball team. After completing college, he served as a Lieutenant in the US Army in Ansbach, Germany where he and Brenda began their married life.

Returning to the states in 1965, Allen was one of the first local hires of IBM as they were setting up a new site in NC. He attended Computer Training Program School in Poughkeepsie, NY before returning to Raleigh to begin his illustrious career that took him to LaGaude, France from 1977 to 1979. He became an executive of product development with IBM retiring in 1996 after 31 years of service.

Allen was an active member of Edenton Street United Methodist Church where he served on the Administrative Board, the Staff Parish Committee, Communications Committee, and chaired the Child Development Center Board. He was also a counselor of the Methodist Youth Fellowship.

In his retirement years Allen enjoyed tutoring in the Wake County Schools and serving on the NC Opera Company Board. Golf was one of his favorite pastimes, and he volunteered as a ranger. Working in his yard and planning trips were also a joy to him.

Allen was preceded in death by his brother, William L. Millar, III and his step brother, William Dunlap. He is survived by his cherished wife of 54 years, his son, Gregory Millar (Lisa), his daughters, Leah Millar and Andrea Millar.

Three grandchildren survive him, Chase Millar, Kyla Millar, and Mila Lauck. Also, Tom Dunlap, his step brother, and sisters-in-law, Peggy Duke and Sue Millar, survive him along with a number of cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Although many called him Allen, he was also known as Dad, Geega by his loving grandchildren, AC by his Davidson friends, and Al at IBM. A gentle giant, one may call him. He had a rare combination of intellect, humor, kindness, and gentleness yet he was an outstanding athlete.

He also was a huge fan of sports, especially NC State and the Carolina Hurricanes. His big heart and giving nature made him an easy person to know. A stack of books by his bedside was a common sight with them all being read at the same time.

For 15 years, visiting Park City, Utah was a favorite tradition of the family as they loved skiing and attending the Sundance Film Festival. Traveling to many places around the world was a love of his enhanced by the four years of living abroad. But Charleston was his happy place.

His abounding generosity and love for his family (and dogs) were equally reciprocated by their love and admiration for him. He is already dearly missed, and his family will never forget the constant love in his eyes.

A celebration of his life will be held at 2pm Saturday, July 22, 2017 in the sanctuary at Edenton Street United Methodist Church. Inturment and military honors will follow the service at the church columbarium.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the Garden Gallery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Ruth Sheets Adult Care Center 228 Edenton Street Raleigh, NC 27603. This was a caring place for Allen during the last two years of his life. The family would also like to thank the many friends who shared time and attention with him on many occasions as he walked this difficult journey in later years.

Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, St Mary’s Street. Condolences may be sent to

Published in The News & Observer from July 20 to July 21, 2017

Edward A. Rice Jr. ’69

Edward A. Rice Jr., of Charleston, SC, died on June 28, 2017, at MUSC, following a tragic car accident.

He was born on February 24, 1947 in New York, New York, the son of the late Margaret Koontz Rice and Edward Ambler Rice. Ed was raised in Clemson, SC and graduated from Davidson College and MUSC.

He was married to Elizabeth Fleischman Rice (Bob) for 25 years. They had two daughters, Margaret Killian Rice of Charleston, SC and Corday Elizabeth Rice (Tommy) of Arlington, WA.

Ed is survived by his ex-wife, Beth; daughters; son-in-law, Tommy Grammer; sister, Margaret “Peggy” Rice Gerling (Michael) of Biburg, Germany; nephews, Peter Gerling of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Ed Heyward (Hattie) of Huntington Beach, CA, Keith Heyward (Julia) of Providence, RI, and Alexander Nisbet (Kina) of Seattle, WA; nieces, Diana Gerling Oehmen(Markus) of Munich, Germany, Bet Heyward of San Francisco, CA and Caroline Nisbet of Chapel Hill, NC; cousins George M. Hearn, Jr. (Kaye) of Conway, SC, Peter Lee Hearn (Julie) of Conway, SC, John Judson Hearn (Jane) of Columbia, SC, and Andrew Wrenn Hearn (Christine) of Alpharetta, GA and their children.

He was predeceased by his aunt, Martha Sink Hearn, uncle, Bob Rice, and brother-in-law, Mark Fleischman. Ed lived in Charleston since 1971 and was a devout member of AA since 1994. He loved the outdoors, bird watching, visiting his daughters, and once-a-week dinner and cards with Beth and her husband (his dear friend) Bob Seigler.

Most of all, he loved spending time with his three unruly dogs, Colby, Cooper, and Cotton. He also loved his grand dogs very much, and his special furry friend Brady who he took on weekly outings while his moms, Cameron and Beth, were at work. He wake boarded until turning 70 in February and had definite plans to go a couple of more times this summer.

He visited his loving friends John and Donna Welborne, of Morganton, NC often and was especially fond of their children, Dalton and Shelby.

He kept in touch with old and new friends via phone and email, and if your were lucky, you’d get one of his letters he typed on his typewriter and sent by regular mail. He will be dearly missed by all.

Ed worked as an emergency physician for many years at Trident Regional Hospital in North Charleston, SC. He also worked in Palm Coast, FL and Valdese Hospital near Morgantown, NC.

J Hebry  Stuhr, INC., Downtown Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

His family will follow his wishes and celebrate his life by not having a memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to The Charleston Animal Society, “Through torrents of tears we tried to console one another but failed. How many times had we prepared ourselves for this destined event? I felt as though I saw his soul in the form of a majestic raptor soaring over the river where we swam. In the afternoon sun, ever ascending circles into sky, azure blue.” (Excerpt from Ed’s notes, kitchen table, June 2017, regarding passing of one of his beloved grand dogs.)

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Robert Earl “Butch” LeDoyen ’62

Robert LedoyenRobert Earl LeDoyen passed away June 16, 2017.

He was born to Matthew Weaverly LeDoyen, Sr. (Buster) and Jessie Virginia Culpepper, on May 2, 1940.

Preceded in death by his parents and co-parents: Christine Newman LeDoyen and Presley Maxwell Adamson, Jr.

Left to cherish his memory are his beloved Susan Stewart, sons: Robert Edward LeDoyen (Kary Hyed); James Allen LeDoyen (Candice Anglin LeDoyen) and their mother, Ann Stevenson LeDoyen; grandchildren: Yeoman First Class James Dean LeDoyen and Claire S. LeDoyen, sisters: Sharon LeDoyen Miller; Becky Adamson Walker; Ida Adamson Patykula; and brothers: Matthew Weaverly LeDoyen, Jr.; Presley Maxwell Adamson, III; Jeff Adamson.

On his journey he had many interests and enjoyments including: family (large family with lots and lots of cousins), friends, soccer, Davidson College, bridge, travel, the stock market, reading, classical music, art, food, and wine

He had a strong belief in and strived to conduct his life as guided by the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”(Matt. 7:12).

He attended Davidson College and believed strongly in Davidson’s Honor Code and Legacy of Trust. As stated “Davidson avoids self-righteousness or arrogance. A community built on trust and honesty by definition practices patience, compassion and forgiveness. Whatever field they choose, Davidson alumni honor the legacy that a culture of trust bequeaths: a life lived courageously and wholeheartedly in service of something that matters” – Dr. Carol E. Quillen President, Davidson College.

Charles David Grant ’65

Charles GrantCharles David Grant, age 73 of Canton, passed away on Monday, June 12, 2017 at Halcyon Hospice in Atlanta, GA.

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, July 8th at 2:00p.m. in the Sanctuary of Canton First United Methodist Church with Rev. Jim McRae and Rev. Sandra Henry officiating. Interment with Army Military Honors will be held at 2:30PM Friday October 6, 2017 in the Georgia National Cemetery.

David graduated from North Druid Hills High School in 1961 then attended Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina and graduated with a BS in Mathematics then received his Masters degree at the University of Georgia.

Captain David Grant served at N.O.R.A.D.(North American Aerospace Defense Command) being the only U.S. Army officer to serve at that Air Force Installation at that time. After his military service he was a Mathematics Instructor at Dekalb College. He retired in 1979 to pursue his Actuarial career.

David was deeply involved with the Boy Scouts of America from 1990 until the time of his death. The classes he accomplished were Fast Start, Youth Protection, SLT, Wood Badge and BSA Lifeguard. He worked with the Summer Camps: 1993 Daniel Boone, 1994 Woodruff; 1995 Woodruff; 1996 Woodruff (acting Scoutmaster); 1998 Daniel Boone. He Loved High Adventure: 1997 Sea Base (Trip Leader); 1998 Post Philmont; 1999 Northern Tier.

Awards: Scouter Training Award. The District Level Activities were Scoutmastership Fundamentals Staff, Spring, 1998 Dekalb; Fall, 1998 Dekalb; Spring, 1999 Hightower Trail. Camporee Staff: Spring 1997 Highland Games; Spring, 1998 Air & Space; Fall, 1998, Sportsfest. District Committee- Hightower Trail, Boy Scout Training Chair July, 1998 – 2012. District Award of Merit (Dekalb) Spring, 1998. His Council Level Activities were the Allatoona Aquatics Base Staff Swimming and Lifesaving 1996- present, BSA Lifeguard Counselor, BSA Aquatics Instructor Spring, 1998 Camp School- Camp School – Camp Comer, AL, Visitation Team Camp Buck Toms Spring, 1997.

David was an Actuary, Employee Benefit Consultant- Towers Perrin
Atlanta Actuarial Club- Society of Actuaries; Enrolled Actuary- Member of the American Academy of Actuaries and the Atlanta Jaycees.

He was a Sunday School Teacher/ fourth grade boys, chair Finance Committee at Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church. David was active in the Southern Regional National Camp School for the past 13 years.

He was President of the Clan Grant Society of the United States, He was also a former President of ST. Andrews Society in Atlanta, GA and a former President of the Burns Club of Atlanta, GA.

He is survived by: Wife – Jane Stalcup Grant of Canton, GA, Son – Patrick Grant and Tara Strobach of Atlanta, GA, Daughter – Katherine and Todd Boyce of Decatur, GA, Sister – Anne and Jim Rambo of Conyers, GA, Grandchild – Elizabeth McKinnon Boyce. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice. The wearing of Scottish (Kilts) and Boy Scout Uniforms would be appreciated by the family. The caring staff of Darby Funeral Home is honored to serve the Grant Family.

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