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 www.BrownWynne.com.

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

Campbell Gilchrist Henderson ’49

 Mr. Campbell Gilchrist Henderson, 92, passed away at his home Thursday morning surrounded by his family. He was the husband of the late Wyndall Mason Henderson. They were married for 61 years.

Mr. Henderson was born in Walterboro on December 11, 1924. He was the son of the late Alexander Fraser and Jessie Harrison Henderson. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a first lieutenant in the Pacific Ocean Theater.

After his military service, he returned to Davidson College and, upon graduation, entered the banking profession. He retired as president of Farmers and Merchants Bank in 1985. Mr. Henderson was an active supporter of the Boy Scouts of America, having received the Silver Beaver Award for his service.

He was inducted into the South Carolina Golf Hall of Fame in 1985. He was also a lifelong member of Bethel Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder and treasurer emeritus. Additionally, he was a member of the Carolina Yacht Club.

He is survived by his children: Cam Henderson, Jr. and wife Carolyn of Walterboro; Jess Charters and husband Andrew of Megggett; Leigh Stoots of Meggett. There are four grandchildren: Wendy Ferreira (Jason), Nancy Henderson, James Stoots, and Campbell Stoots.

Mr. Henderson leaves behind one great-granddaughter, Leona Ferreira, his sister Alice H. Jervey, and long-time caregiver Willie Mae Holmes.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 P.M. on Sunday at Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home in Walterboro. Burial services will be held privately at Live Oak Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Bethel Presbyterian Church, 403 Church Street, Walterboro, SC, 29488 Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston

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Hugh Kerr “Bud” Aiken, Jr. ’50

Hugh AikenHugh Kerr “Bud” Aiken, Jr., 87, husband of Clairene Harris Aiken, of Greenville, died Monday, July 10, 2017.

A Greenville native born on July 30, 1929, he was the son of the late Hugh Kerr Aiken and Alberta Farmer Aiken.

An Eagle Scout, Mr. Aiken attended Greenville High School and later graduated from Davidson College where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

Mr. Aiken began his business career at Piedmont Paint Manufacturing Company where he was President and later founded Rutland Plastics in Charlotte, N.C. Known for his business sense and strong leadership qualities, Mr. Aiken served as the President of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Board of Visitors at Christ Church Episcopal School and as Chairman of the CCES School Board.

He was a communicant of Christ Church in Greenville. Mr. Aiken was President of the Cotillion, President of the Poinsett Club and President of the St. Andrew’s Society.

In addition to his loving wife of 63 years, he is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Jane Harris Aiken, of Washington, D.C., and her husband, Thomas Gibbes Hagerty, Susan Kerr Aiken, of Camden, SC, Elizabeth Aiken Chambers, of Greenville, and her husband, David Matthew Chambers; nine grandchildren, Mary Lanier Hagerty, Robert Chapman Hagerty, Claire Aiken Hagerty, John Withers Morris, Hugh Aiken Morris, Macon Carlisle Morris, Elizabeth Lenore Chambers, Caroline Alderson Chambers, and Katherine Reid Chambers.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Aiken was predeceased by his brother, Dr. Albert Farmer Aiken (Mary Ruth Lesesne).

A funeral service will be held Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in the All Saint’s Center at Christ Church with the Rev. Jeffrey Meadowcroft presiding. Burial will follow in the church yard.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Project Host, 525 S. Academy St., Greenville, SC 29601, Christ Church Outreach Fund, 10 N. Church Street, Greenville, SC 29601, or to the charity of one’s choice.

Condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.thomasmcafee. com.

Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown

Jack Elliott Trawick ’57

Jack Elliott Trawick '57Jack Elliott Trawick, 80, of Winston-Salem, NC, passed away on July 8, 2017, at Forsyth Medical Center. Jack was born in Macon, GA, the third of four children of Benton Jenkins Trawick and Lottie Donaldson Trawick.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Benton James (Jay) Trawick.

He is survived by his sister, Jeannine Trawick Alley, and brother, Harry Wayne Trawick and sister-in-law Marlyn Utley Trawick, all of Macon, GA.

He is additionally survived by Catherine Ramsey Trawick, his loving wife of 58 years, and his children, Michael Alan Trawick and wife Deborah Crabbe Trawick of Winston-Salem, NC; Benton Jefferson Trawick and wife Amy Raye Trawick of Burke, VA; and Robert Chason Trawick and wife Amanda Sloan Trigg of New City, NY. His grandchildren are Evan Michael Trawick, Marshall Andrew Trawick, Hannah Rae Trawick and husband Jacob David (Jake) Coltrane, Duncan Sinclair Trawick, and Owen Harris Trawick.

Jack was a 1957 graduate of Davidson College, a Lieutenant in the United States Navy, and a dedicated journalist, who retired as Assistant to the Publisher at the Winston-Salem Journal.

As a reporter, he participated in the Journal’s 1971 Pulitzer Prize winning coverage of the effects of strip mining in the Appalachian region.

He was also a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA), serving three churches in that position. He was a longtime member of Parkway Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem, and he served on numerous committees and commissions of Salem Presbytery.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 22, 2017, at 2:00 PM at Parkway Presbyterian Church, 1000 Yorkshire Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27104.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Parkway Presbyterian Church.

Weldon Bruce Shipley ’58

Weldon Bruce Shipley, 81, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at CarePartners Hospice Solace. Bruce, a lifelong resident of Asheville, was the son of the late Harold Robert Shipley and Mary Sorrells Shipley. He was a 1954 graduate of Lee H. Edwards High School and a 1958 graduate of Davidson College, where he was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity.

After graduation from college, Bruce joined his father in the family furniture business, Shipley’s Ethan Allen, and remained active until his retirement. Bruce was a long time member of the Biltmore Forest Country Club where golf and playing ‘set-back’ were his favorite activities with many friends. Bruce was also an Army veteran and a member of Central United Methodist Church for 60 years.

Bruce is survived by his wife of 59 years, Betty Henderson Shipley; son, Stuart Shipley, and his wife Missy, and their children John Stuart Shipley and Mary Margaret Shipley; daughter Lynne Shipley Murphy and her husband Tom Murphy of Coto de Caza, CA and their children Matthew Chase Murphy, Megan Elizabeth Murphy, and Kelly Murphy Simmons and her husband, William Rees Simmons; and daughter Sandra Shipley Manthorpe of Charlotte, NC and her children Charlotte Louise Manthorpe and Oliver Weldon Manthorpe.

Also surviving is Bruce’s brother William H. Shipley of Charlotte, NC and his children Ed Shipley, David Shipley and Holly Devine.

A memorial service will be held at Central United Methodist Church, 27 Church Street, Asheville, NC 28801 on Sunday, July 9 at 3:00 PM. Reception to follow in the Fellowship Hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church Building Fund, 27 Church Street, Asheville, NC 28801 or to CarePartners Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family and the memorial register is available at grocefuneralhome.com.

Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times from July 7 to July 9, 2017