Calvin McIntosh Wicker, Jr. ’72

Calvin Wicker Jr. '72On December 2, 2017, Calvin McIntosh Wicker, Jr., 67, went to be with his Lord

A devout Christian and family man, Calvin will be sorely missed and loved by his wife, Shirley, his sons, Grey and Cal, his daughter-in-law, Amanda (Grey’s wife), and their son, Daniel McIntosh Wicker, his grandson.<

Predeceased by his father, Calvin McIntosh Wicker, Sr.; his mother, Gonnie Hayes Wicker; and his sisters, Leonora Wicker and Sarah Wicker, Calvin brought his family name from Eastern NC to Spar-tanburg in 1978.

A graduate of Davidson College, a heavily patented chemist, and a Deacon, Elder, and Sunday School teacher at First Presbyterian Church in Spartanburg, Calvin was proudest of his family. An Eagle Scout and lover of the outdoors, he enjoyed spending time discovering the intricacies of life with family and friends. Calvin leaves behind a legacy not to be forgotten.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, December 6th at 11:00 AM in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens conducted by the Rev. Dr. Kirk H. Neely. Visitation will follow at the graveside. Honorary Escort will be the Friday Men's Bible Study Group.

In lieu of flowers, please remember Calvin by making a donation to Mobile Meals of Spartanburg, 419 E. Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302.

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Charles Thomas Knighton ’72

Charles Thomas Knighton, 66, of Richmond, Va., died on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. He was the son of Alton L. Knighton and Beverly Wilkinson Knighton, both of whom predeceased him.

Charlie was a graduate of Davidson College, did graduate work at William & Mary and earned a master’s degree from Virginia Tech. The great bulk of his working years were spent as an employee of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Charlie is survived by his brother, Alton L. Knighton Jr., and his wife, Susan K. Knighton, of Roanoke, Va.; by his nephew, Alton L. Knighton III, his wife, Joy G. Knighton, and their sons, John Knighton and Graham Knighton, all of Richmond, Va.; and by his nephew, Jefferson C. Knighton, of Richmond, Va.

A service in celebration of Charlie’s life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Second Presbyterian Church in Richmond, Va., with Dr. Alexander W. Evans officiating.

A reception will follow at the Church. In lieu of flowers, the family would suggest a memorial to Second Presbyterian Church (5 North 5th Street, Richmond, VA 23219), Davidson College (405 North Main Street, Davidson, NC 28036) or Virginia Historical Society (428 North Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220).

H. Lee Fowlkes, Jr. ’72

H. Lee Fowlkes Jr., of 183 Gatewood Road, passed away Monday, November 7, 2016, at Hospice of Rockingham County, following a period of declining health.

He was born in Baltimore, Md. on June 20, 1949, to Harry Lee and Nesbitt Magdalene Watlington Fowlkes. He was retired Director of Arts and Education of Caswell County.

He received his B.A. from Davidson College and his MSA from UNCG. He was a member of the Yanceyville Rotary Club, N.C. State Arts Council and Friends of the Library.

Funeral Services are Saturday, November 12, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Front Street United Methodist Church, 136 South Fisher Street, Burlington, N.C., conducted by the Rev. David Grissom, with visitation to begin 10:15 a.m. at the church.

Committal services will be 2 p.m. at Pelham United Methodist Church Cemetery, 594 Red Marshall Road, Pelham, N.C.

Mr. Fowlkes is survived a sister, Dianne Fowlkes Webster of Fla.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Caswell Council for the Arts P.O. Box689, Yanceyville, N.C. 27379.

Harrelson Funeral Service is assisting the Fowlkes Family with arrangements and condolences may be made at

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William Moss Gill ’72

William GillWilliam “Billy” Gill of Williamsburg, Virginia left this earth and entered the kingdom of heaven on May 17, 2016 surrounded by his wife and family. Billy was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and a dear friend to countless others. Billy was born in Newport News on September 27, 1950, to Flora Mae Holland and Jesse Weston Gill, Jr. At Ferguson High School, Billy met the love of his life, Patricia Humme. After sharing the stage in school theater, they began a lifelong romance, partnering in marriage, parenthood, and church ministry.

He pastored at two churches. Billy’s greatest passions were spending time with his family, and sharing the love of God with compassion, seeing the potential in each person, seeking to love and forgive as he had been forgiven by the Savior who transformed his life. He devoted his life to the pursuit of God, studying and teaching God’s Word, and leading in worship and prayer meetings.

Billy is survived by his wife Patty; his children and their spouses, Sarah & Michael Kalafian, Jesse & April Gill, Benjamin & Ellen Gill, Sharon & Chris Stewart, Isaac & Megan Gill; 11 grandchildren; his brothers Weston, Steven & Timothy; and his loving in-laws, Bill Humme, and Pam & David Colonna. This verse best describes our beloved Billy: “Blessed is every one who fears the LORD, Who walks in His ways. When you eat the labor of your hands, You shall be happy, and it shall be well with you. Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine In the very heart of your house, Your children like olive plants All around your table. Behold, thus shall the man be blessed Who fears the LORD.” Psalms 128:1-4

Charles Harris “Nick” Livengood III ’72

Dr. Charles Harris “Nick” Livengood III, MD, age 66, died Monday, May 9, 2016, at home.

Born May 3, 1950 in Durham, the son of Charles H. Livengood Jr. and Virginia McClellan Livengood, great-grandson of Norman McLeod Johnson, Durham’s first doctor, grand-nephew of William T. Blackwell.

Nick enjoyed watching Durham become a city of which he was proud.

Nick attended Durham Academy when it was Calvert Method School. A 1968 graduate of Jordan High School, he was President of the Student Government Association 1967-8, and played on the 26-0 State AAA Championship Basketball team.

Nick graduated Davidson College in 1972 with a Bachelor of Sciences, major in Premedicine, minor in English. He was President of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and a member of the Honor Council and Premedical Honor Society.

Following graduation in 1976 from Duke University School of Medicine, he served an internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Missouri, Columbia, 1976-7.

Dr. Livengood completed his residency and Administrative Chief Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University Medical Center, 1977-81, with special appreciation of the teaching and support of Roy T. Parker MD, Charles B. Hammond MD, W. Allen Addison MD, and Donald T. Moore MD.

Dr. Livengood was appointed as Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University Medical Center, July 1, 1981. Subspecialty training in Infectious Diseases 1981-3.

Dr. Livengood was certified for life by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 1983; awarded tenure and rank of Associate Professor in 1992; and authored over 40 peer-reviewed scientific research studies and over 20 book chapters in the field of Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Livengood was inducted into membership of the Infectious Diseases Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1983, and served on its Executive Council and as its Membership Chairman for many years.

He founded the Chlamydia Laboratory at Duke University Medical Center in 1983, which became the first lab at Duke to offer patient results from testing based on nucleic acid amplification. Dr. Livengood continued on as Medical Director of the Duke Hospital Chlamydia/STD Laboratory.

Special thanks is offered to Jane W. Wrenn ASCP for her tireless technical direction, loyalty, and organization of the laboratory to which it owed its success for over 25 years; more importantly, her support and dedication to Dr. Livengood’s interests were a source of essential strength to him.

He organized and directed the Annual Duke Symposium in Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health for many years, and established the Cape Fear Valley/Duke Ob-Gyn Program in 1988.

Dr. Livengood served as Chief of the Gynecology Service in the Department of Surgery at the Durham Veterans’ Administration Medical Center from 2005-16. Dr. Livengood was especially grateful to have had the opportunity to work with the dedicated people at DVAMC.

He also served as the Medical Quality Assurance Officer of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Duke University Health Systems for many years. Special thanks to Haywood L. Brown MD for his support during these efforts.

Outside his eminent medical career, Nick served as announcer of the Durham Debutante Ball Society and Christmas Cotillion every year from 1979-2009. He joined the Board of Directors of South Durham Little League, and served as its Equipment Manager since 1998.

The fine people in SDLL brought a special joy and camaraderie to Dr. Livengood for which we are grateful. He coached over 25 kids’ baseball teams, which was a source of great happiness to him.

Most of all, Dr. Livengood was blessed to have a son who brought him the greatest happiness in his life. The hours they spent together on baseball fields, fishing in the ocean, walking on the beach, and just playing together, were the finest hours of his life.

Funeral services will be 11:00am Friday, May 13, 2016 from St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Durham, with Rev’d Sally French presiding. Burial will follow in Maplewood cemetery.

Friends may visit from 6:00-8:00pm Thursday at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. On-line memorials: