Howard Joseph Ramagli, Jr. ’72

Howard Joseph Ramagli, Jr. ’72, 61, of Lynchburg, Va., born May 25, 1950, died June 14 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Ramagli worked at Lynchburg College as director of information services and technology for the last 10 years. In 1972, he received a B.A. in psychology from Davidson.

He was active in theater, a DJ at the college radio station, and a sound engineer and technical director of his student union. Ramagli also received a master’s degree in education from Harvard in June 1974. Ramagli then traveled to Gainesville, Fla., to pursue his Ph.D. in educational psychology.

While in Gainesville, he also hosted a television show at WUFT, served as vice president of the Gainesville Little Theater, and worked on a master of fine arts in acting and directing.

Ramagli received his Ph.D. in 1979 and his M.F.A. in 1980 from the University of Florida. In his professional life, Ramagli was always at the forefront of research on the educational use of technological advancements, presenting and publishing many papers on the topic.

He never lost his love or practice of theater, continuing as an accomplished actor and director in community theaters wherever he lived, including Lynchburg, Va.

He was the son of the late Howard J. Ramagli, Sr. and the late Lois E. Ramagli.

He is survived by his son, H. Joseph Ramagli III (Susanne Stover); his stepdaughter, Janis Taube (Alexander Hillel); his brother, Louis S. Ramagli (Camilla); his sister, Carolyn R. Cahill (David), 95 White Pine Dr., Tullahoma, TN 37388-5368; nephews, Sean Cahill and Brian Ramagli; nieces, Michelle Cahill and Lori Ramagli; and beloved dog, Rascal.

Jack Brown Scott ’49

Jack Brown Scott ’49, 83, of Jackson, Miss., went home to be with the Lord June 13, shortly after celebrating his wedding anniversary with his wife of 57 years, Eleanor. He was born Jan. 2, 1928, in Greensboro, N.C., to Lacy Allen and Mamie Brown Scott. He married Eleanor Lier Caslick, of Paris, Ky., in 1954. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Caslick Scott, 1530 Sherman Ave., Jackson, MS 39211; their children, Ann Wiley Scott, Edward Allen Scott (Charlotte Anderson Scott), Caroline Brown Scott, and John Thomas Scott (Holly Roub Scott); seven grandchildren, Antigone Davoulas, Blake and Austin Scott, and Will, Mark, Andrew, and Katie Scott; and his brother, Lacy Pershing Scott. Scott graduated from Davidson with a B.A. in 1949, from Columbia Theological Seminary with an M.Div. in 1952, and from Dropsie University in Philadelphia with a Ph.D. in 1976. He served as a church planting missionary with the Presbyterian church in South Korea from 1952-57, where he met his bride, Eleanor, who was serving as a medical missionary with the Presbyterian church. The two married and had two children while in Korea before returning to the U.S. in 1957; the couple returned to Korea for several weeks in 1979 in honor of their 25th anniversary, and he preached at many of the churches he had helped start in the 1950s. He served as the pastor of the Springfield Presbyterian Church in Springfield, Ky., (1958-60) and the Mt. Salus Presbyterian Church in Clinton, Miss., (1961-66). He was a founding faculty member of Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson and served as professor of Old Testament and Hebrew until 1977. From 1977-86 he worked as a writer for the Christian education committee of the Presbyterian Church in America, and in that capacity wrote numerous Biblical study books, including a multivolume adult Biblical education Sunday school series. In addition to his work for the denomination, he wrote several works of Biblical study; his most widely distributed book, God’s Plan Unfolded (1976), has been translated into multiple languages and used by students of the Bible around the world. He also wrote a weekly Sunday school lesson for the Clarion-Ledger for four decades. In 1986 he accepted the position of chair of the department of Biblical studies, Christian ministries, and philosophy at Belhaven University and served in that capacity until his retirement in 1992; upon retirement he was named professor emeritus. After retirement, Scott continued to teach and preach across the southeast and the world, traveling as far as Malaysia in the early 1990s. He was a founding member of the Presbyterian Church in America in 1973 and a longtime member of the Mississippi Valley Presbytery. In 2005 many of his former students and the General Assembly of the PCA honored him with resolutions, honorary dinners, and a festschrift entitled Interpreting and Teaching the Word of Hope. In recent years he and his wife have attended Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church in Ridgeland, where he has taught the Reflector’s Sunday school class on a weekly basis. Scott loved the God of the Bible, his Savior Jesus, and the Word of God, the Bible. He lived his life following the call of Psalm 1:2: “[The man of God’s] delight is in the law of the Lord; and on his law doth he meditate day and night.”

John C. Pritchard, Sr. ’49

John C. Pritchard, Sr. ’49, of Saint Johns, Fla., who lived a vibrant and fruitful 85 years on this earth, died peacefully on June 8. Born in Lothair, Ky., he grew up around the coal mines; served in the U.S. Army during WWII; graduated from Davidson and then heard God’s call to the mission field. There he met his wife, and together they began 20 years in educational ministry in the Congo. He worked an additional 20 years for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) as the staff specialist for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. He was preceded in death by his youngest son, both brothers, and parents. He is survived by his wife, Helen Pritchard, 115 Lake of the Woods Ln., Apt. 106, Saint Johns, FL 32259-6227; four children; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Grover Parsons Fowler, Jr. ’46

Grover Parsons Fowler, Jr. ’46, a native of Hickory, N.C., died June 6 in Durham, N.C. Born Dec. 27, 1924, to Mary Victoria Reid and Grover P. Fowler, Sr., he attended Davidson and Lenoir-Rhyne Colleges. He retired from Duke University, where he served as business manager for Dr. Herbert Saltzman of the Hyperbaric Center. He was married to Juanita Helms Fowler (deceased) for 40 years, and they had five children. He was preceded in death by a sister, Minnie Lyerly, who passed away in 2006. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Joy Hill Fowler, 5901 Wilkins Dr., Unit 11, Durham, NC 27705; sisters, Janie Reid Walpole and Sarah Bradfield; children, Victoria Reid Sattler, Rebecca Edwards, Grover Fowler III, William Perry Fowler, and George Lyerly Fowler; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Sidney Minor Cutts, Jr. ’54

Sidney Minor Cutts, Jr. of Oxford passed away on June 3, 2010 at Sunrise Assisted Living of Raleigh.

He was a native of Granville County and the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Cutts. Sid was active in his community serving on the boards at CCB, now SunTrust, the Central Childrens Home of Oxford, the Granville County Cattlemen’s Association and Oxfords Profit and Loss Club.

Sid attended Davidson College where he played football. He transferred to Wake Forest college and while there achieved rank as officer in the U.S. Army. After graduating from Wake Forest, Sid went on to work for Burlington Industries as Human Resources.

Following his years with Burlington, he continued in the area of Human Resources working as a consultant with many companies around the state. He retired in 1970 to concentrate on raising Black Angus cattle and developing land. Sid developed a restricted community in Granville County known as Salem Farm I and II. He was a cattleman, investor, storeowner, and landlord just to name some of his many interests.

Mr. Cutts is survived by a son, Sidney Minor Cutts, III, wife, Julie of Henderson, their children, Taylor Cutts, Beau Cutts and Bryles Cutts; a daughter, Cameron Cutts Pendergraft, husband, Steve and their children, Mary Catherine Church, husband, John, William Hancock, Madison Hancock and two step grandchildren, Stephen and Elijah Pendergraft. He is also survived by his sister, Dorothy Cutts Gabriel of McLean, Virginia and by his first wife and mother of his two children, Catherine Church of Pinehurst.

In addition to his parents, Sid was preceded in death by his second wife, Shelby Bullock.

Funeral Service will be held at Oxford Baptist Church on Sunday, June 6, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. by Rev. Dr. Steve Bolton.

Visitation will be held at Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home on Saturday evening from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. and at other times the family will at the home in Salem Farms.

Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home in Oxford is in charge of assisting the Cutts family.

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