Reverend Dr. Paul Hamilton Fuller IV passed away Monday, April 10, 2017, at the McGraw Center of Community Hospice, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida.
Born February 3, 1947, in DeLand, Florida to Julia Vann Fuller and Paul Hamilton Fuller III, Ham graduated as valedictorian from DeLand High School in 1965 as part of a senior class that has remained close through the years since.
He attended Davidson College, graduated from The Florida State University, and earned a master’s degree in education from Stetson University and a PhD in educational administration from the University of Florida.
He served as headmaster of Holy Comforter Day School, Tallahassee, Florida, where he met and married his beloved wife Lynne.
While there, Ham answered the call to the ordained ministry in the Episcopal Church and went on to obtain a Masters of Divinity from the School of Theology at the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee.
As a priest, he served Episcopal parishes in Montgomery, Alabama and Tampa, Florida as an assistant rector, and parishes in Wilmington, North Carolina, Jacksonville, Florida, and Bristol, Virginia as rector. He retired from parish ministry in 2007, but then was called to lead a ministry that was one of the great joys of his life, the ministry to the homeless of The Church of the Advocate, Asheville, North Carolina.
Ham lived out his love of God and of people wherever he went, sharing encouragement and celebrating of the possibilities and blessing of life in God with all his life touched. He relished wonderful food and drink but even more the sharing of it with those he loved. Ham loved to work in his beautiful garden, delighting in the beauty of creation.
He treasured his heritage as a descendant of the early prominent families of coastal South Carolina and Georgia but loved and served all, particularly those less fortunate, with warmth, kindness, joy and humor.
Ham was predeceased by his parents and his sister Sally Landon Fuller Ten Eyck.
In addition to his wife of almost 36 years, Lynne Pierce Fuller of Mills River, North Carolina and Jacksonville, Florida, he is survived by their son Vann Hamilton Fuller (Katie Beals) and grandson Liam Hamilton Fuller, all of Johnson City, Tennessee, his sister Jean Fuller Underhill (Frank) of DeLand, Florida, ten nieces and nephews and numerous great nieces and nephews.
>A celebration of Ham’s life will be held at noon, Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, DeLand, Florida, where he was baptized and confirmed and served as a youth minister as a young man. He will be interred at a later date at St. Helena’s Church, Beaufort, South Carolina among many generations of his Hamilton and Fuller ancestors.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ham’s memory may be made to The Church of the Advocate, 60 Church Street, Asheville, North Carolina 28801.
Arrangements by Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, 4801 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville www.hardagegiddensoaklawnchapel.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union on Apr. 16, 2017
Samuel E. Aycock, 69 of Morganton, NC died Tuesday, October 25, 2016. Sam was born on December 28, 1946 in Smithfield, Johnston County, NC and was the son of the late Ernest Oscar Aycock and Sadie Massey Aycock Lyon.
Sam received his undergraduate education at Davidson College, where he was inducted into “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges,” as well as the Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership fraternity and the Pi Kappa Alpha social fraternity. A member of the Class of 1969, Sam was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army upon his graduation.
Sam later attended law school at the University of North Carolina. During that time, he worked as a research assistant at the North Carolina Institute of Government, where he helped develop a courtroom manual used by District Court prosecutors that is still in use throughout North Carolina.
Sam began practicing law in Morganton in 1972. He was a partner in the Simpson Aycock, P.A. firm until September of 2000, at which time he became a partner at Starnes, Aycock, Haire, Hogan, Saunders & Rigsbee, PLLC. Sam was a member and Past President of the Burke County Bar Association and of the 25th District Bar, as well as a member of the North Carolina Bar Association. He was a certified Superior Court Mediator, and conducted over 1,600 mediated settlement conferences.
Sam also served as Treasurer of the Litigation Council of the North Carolina State Bar, and was appointed by the Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court to the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the State Judicial Council. Sam was a member of the North Carolina Academy of Superior Court Mediators, and was one of approximately 800 members of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.
Sam served as legal counsel for both the Burke County Board of Education and Western Piedmont Community College.
Sam was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Morganton, where he served as a Member of the Session (Elder), as Chairman of the Stewardship Committee, and sang in the Choir.
He was a member and former director of the Morganton Rotary club, and was a past member of the Morganton Jaycees and Lions Club.
He was also a member of the City of Morganton Planning and Zoning Commission. He served on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity and was a past member of the Board of Directors of The Good Samaritan Clinic of Burke County, Phoenix Group Homes, Inc., and Options, Inc.
Sam played bassoon in the Western Piedmont Symphony Orchestra in Hickory from 1982 to 1997, and also served on the Symphony’s Board of Directors. He was a member, director, and former secretary of Mimosa Hills Golf and Country Club, and was a member of the Knob Mountain Motorcycle Chapter of BMW Motorcycle Owners of America, as well as the BMW Riders Association and the International Fellowship of Motorcycling Rotarians.
Sam was an accomplished skier, a fine golfer, and a horseback riding enthusiast.
Sam is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 47 years, Laura Ray Aycock; sons, David Woodall Aycock and wife, Angie Harris Aycock of Hickory, NC, and Samuel Tyler Aycock and wife, Lacey Alexandra Rush of Winston-Salem, NC, grandchildren, Ava Catherine Aycock and Robert Rush Aycock; and brother, Thomas Lester Aycock and wife Melissa Paine Aycock of Bluffton, SC.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 29, 2016 at First Presbyterian Church in Morganton with Rev. Michael Bailey officiating. The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall following the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 100 Silver Creek Rd., Morganton, NC 28655 or Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 1721 Enon Rd., Valdese, NC 28690.
Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.sossomanfh.com.
Published in The News & Observer on Nov. 2, 2016
Arnold Hindin, 68, of Odessa, passed away March 6, 2016 at home, surrounded by family. Arnie was born in Bremerhaven, Germany, the son of U.S. Army Major Herman Hindin and Rolande (Forget) Hindin.
He attended Davidson College as an ROTC scholar and graduated with a degree in music. He served four years in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged with the rank of Captain.
Arnie was employed briefly as a letter carrier with the U.S. Postal Service in Orlando. He completed the U.S. Postal Inspection Service’s Federal Law Enforcement Training Academy and was promoted to the position of Postal Inspector in 1976. He was assigned to Newark, NJ and later transferred to Tampa.
Arnie and his wife, April, also a U.S. Postal Inspector, transferred to Anchorage, AK in 2002, where Arnie retired in 2004. They moved “back home” to Florida in 2013 to be near family.
Arnie will always be remembered for his devout faith, his love of family, friends, our troops, and his love of animals, especially English bulldogs.
A Celebration of Life was held March 20 at the family’s home in Odessa. The ceremony included a military honor guard.
Arnie is survived by his wife, April; children, Jessica Wilson, Todd Wilson, Tara Delach, Kelly Zody, Chris Hindin, Kevin Hindin, and eight grandchildren.
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Dr. James D. Chandler, Jr., 68, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 7, 2016 in Williamsburg following an extended illness.
Dr. Chandler “Dick” was a native of North Carolina, son of the late Gertrude and James Chandler and grandson of the late Thelma and Edward A. Wayne, a former President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, instrumental in the founding of VCU.
Dick’s close relationship with his remarkable grandfather inspired him throughout his life; to achieve, to pursue his interests with passion, to do good and to be an honorable man, which he did with great intelligence, humility, and wit.
Dick graduated in 1969 from Davidson College with a degree in mathematics where he was Phi Beta Cappa and a member of Sigma Chi social Fraternity. He later earned his Masters and Ph.D. in Mathematics at UVA as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow.
Teaching was his passion and he made it a 30 year career, at U. Tenn., VCU, East Carolina U. and TCC. He served 4 years in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War as an Air Intelligence officer.
Dick is survived by his loving wife Susan; his stepson Chris Kelly of Va. Beach; his brother Dr. Paul Chandler of Muncie, IN; and sister Kitty Holt.
Our family would like to thank the Staffs of Greenfield Senior Living of Williamsburg and Medi Hospice for their wonderful care.
A private graveside service was held February 11th at Albert Horton Memorial Veterans Cemetery. Rev. Walt Hunting officiated.
Memorial contributions may be made to Horton Wreath Society, PO Box 6246, Va. Beach, VA 23456. www.SturtevantFuneralHome.com
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Thomas Randall Bridges (Randy) passed away on November 28, 2015. Randy was born March 9, 1947 in Newport News, Virginia to Elaine Williams McCallum and Thomas Newton Bridges.
Randy grew up in McColl, SC and graduated high school in 1965 as the class Valedictorian. He graduated from Davidson College in 1969 with a degree in Religion.
Randy was very strong in his faith. Most recently attending NW Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, where he was a member for 39 years and served as a Deacon for many years.
Randy was predeceased by both parents, Elaine Williams McCallum of Laurinburg, NC, Thomas Newton Bridges of Hampton, VA. Stepfather, Joseph B. McCallum, III of McColl, SC. His nephew Joseph McCallum Nichols, of Laurinburg, NC.
Survivors include his wife Sheila Bridges of Hampton, his daughter Bonnie Marie Bridges of Yorktown, his sister Candy McCallum Nichols (Dean) of Laurinburg, NC and his nephew Charles D. Nichols, III (Melanie) of Laurinburg, NC. Randy was loved by many and will be greatly missed.
Arrangements made by Weymouth Funeral Home, Newport News, VA. Services will be held at 11:00, Thursday December 3, 2015 at Buckroe Baptist Church, 1819 N Mallory Street, Hampton, VA 23664.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to The Foodbank of Virginia, 2401 Aluminum Ave. Hampton, VA 23661
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Scott B. Anthony, MD, 68, passed away on Oct. 1st after a long illness. Scott was born in Logan, Utah on March 11, 1947. He grew up in Oxford, Ohio with his parents and sister.
He attended Davidson College in Davidson, N.C. and medical school at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. Scott was a physician in Richmond, Va. for several years before moving to Evanston, Wyo. where he started a private practice as an Orthopedic Surgeon until retiring in 2005.
Scott and his wife, Anne, owned and operated Willow Crest Hospital, Inc./Moccasin Bend Ranch in Miami, Okla. from 1997 to present.
Over the last several years, they lived in Evanston, Wyo.; Miami, Okla. and Nags Head, N.C. Scott was an avid golfer and spent many hours playing at Duck Woods Country Club in Southern Shores, N.C.; Peoria Ridge Golf Club in Miami, Okla. and Purple Sage Country Club in Evanston, Wyo.
Scott was very active in each of his communities and was frequently seen walking his dogs and stopping to chat with neighbors. His lively spirit will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Scott is survived by his wife, Anne Anthony; daughter, Ann Robin Anthony; stepson, Steve Goodman; stepdaughter, Holly Jessup; sister, Gail Freno; and four grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life is being planned in Southern Shores, N.C. and Miami, Okla.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a Youth Golf Scholarship Fund at Duck Woods Country Club in Southern Shores, N.C.
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John C. Schimmel, born January 8, 1947, died peacefully from complications of a rare illness on Friday, March 1, 2013. Survived in sadness by his wife of 40 years, Connie, daughter Ruth, sons Jay and Rob and Rob’s wife, Lauryn; his granddaughter, Caroline; his younger brother, George; George’s wife, Ann, and their children Drew, Julia and Elizabeth; his brother-in-law Rob See, Jr. and Rob’s son, Robert.
John grew up in Rolling Fork, Miss., the son of Edith and Brevik Schimmel. He graduated from Davidson College. and received his medical degree from Vanderbilt Medical School. He completed his surgery and general surgery residencies at Stanford University Medical Center in Palo Alto, Calif. He then completed his plastic surgery residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and a microsurgery fellowship at R. K. Davies Hospital in San Francisco. John was a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy and served as a Flight Surgeon for the F-14 fighter Atlantic Fleet Training Command and ranked first in his Flight Surgeon Class.
During his career, John served as Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and as Chief of Plastic Surgery at St. Dominic Hospital, Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, and the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery Veterans Affairs Medical Center. John was especially proud of the time he spent teaching residents and working with veterans and his role as founder of the Medical Scholars Program at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
A memorial service will be held at The Mississippi Museum of Art, 380 S Lamar St., Jackson, Miss., 39201,Thursday, March 7 at 5:30 p.m. Family will receive visitors immediately preceding and following. In lieu of flowers, John would be pleased to know you sent contributions in his name to the Amyloidosis Foundation, 7151 N. Main St., Suite 208 Clarkston, MI 48346; The Mississippi Museum of Art or New Stage Theatre.
His unique combination of passion and compassion led him to read widely and expound with great humor and insight, and, usually at some length, about music, art, literature, and philosophy. His love of storytelling never hindered his heartfelt responsibilities as a good listener and devout friend. Those whom he taught and cared for, especially his family, will miss him while they find solace in memories of his laugh, his love of story, his love of life, his devotion to reason, honesty and fair play.
Published in Clarion Ledger from Mar. 3 to Mar. 5, 2013
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Harry Edmunds Parker III ’69 was born on Oct. 26, 1947, and passed away on June 5, 2011. He was a resident of Sherrills Ford, N.C.