Douglas Hendon Clark, Jr. ’71

Douglas Hendon Clark, Jr. '71Dr. Douglas Hendon Clark, Jr, 69, died suddenly at his Concord N.C. home on December 4, 2018.

He was born January 14, 1949, to Carolyn Jordan Clark and Dr. Douglas Clark Sr. He grew up in Lumberton, N.C. where he distinguished himself as an Eagle Scout, a champion golfer, and an accomplished student and athlete.

He graduated from Davidson College in 1971—he was MVP of the Davidson Golf team– and received his medical degree from the University North Carolina in 1975. He was certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in 1980 and practiced pediatrics in Concord until his retirement.

His love of golf led him on many travels including Bermuda where he won the Bermuda Amateur and to Royal Dornoch, Scotland where he was invited to play in the 1985 British Amateur Championship. He was an avid hunter—member of the North State Game Club—and fisherman, and he relished time around the campfire trading tall tales.

A natural at just about anything, when he took something up, he quickly mastered it, from cooking to tennis, water-skiing to drawing. He had an intense curiosity and had intriguing details at his fingertips from his extensive and varied reading sources. And you better believe he used those stats and facts to win an argument or prove a point.
Doug was a dedicated naturalist. He could identify birds by their songs and their flight patterns. He preferred back roads to highways, and the road maps in his mind were marked by Chinaberry trees and running creeks, marshes and soybean fields.

Charming, he had a rare ability to make everyone feel special and valued by him.

In recent years he and his wife Frieda undertook extensive travels including Scotland, Ireland, Jackson Hole, Bermuda, and Alaska. They also loved their time together with their family at their beloved Ocean Isle home. Doug could be found most days on the dock with a fishing pole in hand.

Doug is survived by his wife, Frieda Miller Lowder Clark of Concord, daughters Carolyn Clark Rasmussen (Alan) of Boone, N.C. and Margaret (Meg) Clark Johnson (Brandon) of Asheville, son Douglas Jordan Clark of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; step-children Jake Lowder (Dana) of Greensboro, N.C., Nicole Layden (Justin) of Clayton, N.C. and siblings Spencer Clark (Sarah) of Rockville, Md., Jordan Clark (Patti) of Atlanta, and Mary Jo Clark (William Brown) of Montreat, N.C.; grandchildren Everleigh Clark Rasmussen, Carlisle Grayson Johnson, Lyles Layden, Carson and Miller Lowder.

A visitation will be held at Hartsell Funeral Home, 460 Branchview Dr. NE, Concord, NC on Thursday, December 6 from 6-8 pm.

Family graveside service on Friday, December 7 at Clarkton Cemetery, Clarkton, Bladen County, NC at 1 pm.

Memorials may be sent to Levine Children’s Hospital Children’s Cancer Fund, 1000 Blythe Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28203 or First Presbyterian Church Disaster Relief, P.O. Box 1061, Lumberton, NC 28359.

Nick G. Dumich ’71

Nick Dumich '71Nicholas (Nick) G. Dumich, 69, of Roswell, GA passed away on November 23, 2018.

Son of the late John and Mary Dumich, Nick was born in Pittsburgh, Penn. Nick was a graduate of Montour High School class of 1967 and later attended Davidson College earning a football scholarship and was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.

Nick then attended Samford University Law School earning his doctorate of law. Nick was a practicing attorney for over 30 years in the Atlanta area.

Nick is survived by his sister Donna Dumich and wife Dianne Day Dumich; daughters Amanda Dumich, Allison and husband Kevin Schimmelmann, Ashley Dumich; son Allen Dumich, and 3 grandchildren Logan, Patrick, and Hudson Schimmelmann.

Nick was probably the biggest Pittsburgh everything fan you’ve ever met, especially the ‘Stillers’.

He was a great artist and he was an avid photographer. The beach on 30A had a special place for him and his family.

Nick had a special way of making all four of his children feel like they were the favorite. He truly brightened up any room and his friends and family will miss him dearly.

Memorial services will be conducted on Friday, November, 30th at 11:30 am at H.M. Patterson & Son Arlington Chapel 173 Allen Rd, Sandy Springs, GA 30328 with a reception to follow. Prior to the service, the family will hold a private committal at Arlington Memorial

Margaret Jones Irvin ’75

Margaret Jones Irvin '75Margaret Jones Irvin, 63, of Shiloh, Ill., born September 14, 1954 in Roanoke, passed away Saturday, June 17, 2018 in Shiloh, Ill.

Margaret is preceded in death by her parents Reid and Margaret (nee Garris) Jones Jr.

Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Martin Reid Irvin; and her daughter Dana Brooks Irvin. Margaret had many academic achievements.

She earned her Bachelor Degree from Davidson College and her Master’s Degree from Virginia Tech. She was also a graduate of Mary Baldwin University where she was very active in the Alumni Association.

Margaret was a member of the St. John’s Episcopal Church in Roanoke. She loved traveling and animals; especially cats. She was a member of the SPCA, USTA, Junior League, and she was a former president of the JOCO Foundation.

Services to celebrate Margaret’s life will be conducted 6 p.m. Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Lake View Funeral Home in Fairview Heights, Ill. Friends may gather with the family from 5p.m. until the start of the service.

Memorial contributions in her honor may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at

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H. Woods Gleason IIIĀ ’70

Hope Woods Gleason  III, 69, of London, UK, and Charlottesville, Va., passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 17, 2018, after a brief illness at Martha Jefferson Hospital.

Woods was a Charlottesville native, born June 13, 1948, at UVA Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hope Woods “Bootie” Gleason and Dorothy Williams “Ditty” Gleason.

Woods led a successful academic life, beginning with graduating from Albemarle High School at the top of his class. This was followed by an undergraduate degree at Davidson College, a law degree from the University of Virginia Law School and an MBA from the University of California Los Angles.

In addition to these milestones, special mention is made of his attending Paris Sorbonne University and even appearing as a contestant on the game show Jeopardy in the early 1980’s.

 Woods work life was beginning to evolve during his academic days, including teaching police officers in Atlanta, working for a senator on Capitol Hill, and even becoming a member of the U.S. Army, eventually achieving the rank of Captain.
His life’s work began in earnest after graduating from UCLA when he joined with an international consulting firm specializing in the film industry.
This job led to his eventual geographic posting from being Los Angeles based to being promoted to handling the European division from a London based office where he stayed for the remainder of his working career until retiring.


Woods is survived by his brothers, Christopher B. Gleason of Charlottesville, Va., and Gregory W. Gleason and his wife, Jerrilynn C. Gleason, of Virginia Beach, Va.; a nephew, Shawn G. Gleason of Denver, Colo.; and a niece, Lauren E. Gleason of Richmond, Va.

The extended family of an aunt and first cousins and their families that have always been an integral part of our close knit family are thanked for their special love and friendship over his lifetime.

A Service to Celebrate the Life of Woods will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 24, 2018, at the First United Methodist Church, 101 E. Jefferson St., Charlottesville, Va.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations to the Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA, P.O. Box 7047, Charlottesville, VA 22906.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Alison Carol Peeler ’78

Alison Carol Peeler '78Alison Carol Peeler passed peacefully at home January 29, 2018. She was born November 25, 1955 in Burlington to the late Jess and Dave Peeler. Alison was a proud graduate of Davidson College.

She went on to earn her Masters in Business Administration from Columbia University in 1988, specializing in finance. Her New York Wall Street career began as a District Manager for the AT&T Pension Fund and continued at US Trust Company where she managed investment portfolios.

Alison returned to North Carolina to raise her son,Greg, who brought her great joy and happiness. She continued her passion helping guide people in investments to create long term security at Wachovia Capital Management and then Atlantic Trust Company.

In 2003, she founded her own Registered Investment Advisor firm, Mayhew Asset Management, where she sought to create a personal approach to counseling her clients, providing them with her unique, analytical insight.

In 2007, Alison published her book, Investor Beware: An Industry Insider’s Guide to Investment Advisors. Additionally, she contributed to articles published in The Wall Street Journal.

She is survived by her son Gregory Hobbs Peeler; her brother and best friend, Douglas David Peeler and his wife Jodi of Houston, Texas; her loving nephew,Carter, and nieces, Maris and Lane Peeler.

Alison is also survived by her beloved companion Robert “Bokie” Sherk. Alison will be deeply missed by all her friends in Winston-Salem and beyond. Through the years, she had many adored pets.

In lieu of flowers, she requested that memorial donations be given to The Forsyth Humane Society: 4881 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27104.

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