John Lewis Payne, Jr. ’49, of Lexington, Ky., died Oct. 13 from complications of Parkinson’s disease. He was born in Charlotte, N.C., the son of John and Louise Payne. He was a graduate of Davidson, Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, and received an M.A. from West Georgia College. He was an ordained Presbyterian minister for 16 years, serving churches in W.Va., and was a Presbyterian campus minister at University of Tennessee. He was professor of psychology at Lees College for 20 years, then professor at Lexington Community College for five years. He retired in 1994. In addition to his wife, Peggy, 551 Albany Rd., Lexington, KY 40502, he is survived by his children; John Payne III, Robert Payne, and Margaret Jack; six grandchildren, Seth Payne, Luke Payne, Becky Payne, Cammie Payne, Alleya Jack, and Noah Jack; and one great-grandchild, Elena Watts. Memorials may be made to Davidson College, Box 7174, Davidson, NC 28035-7174.
Wayne S. Propst passed on October 12, 2009. No additional information is available at this time.
Jones Ed Hudson ’48, 82, died on April 11 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born Oct. 3, 1926, in Connelly Springs, N.C., he was the son of the late Jones Ednie Hudson and Cesarine Ribet Hudson. Hudson grew up in a close-knit, extended family, and he loved to tell stories of his childhood and of his family roots. A graduate of Davidson, Hudson enrolled at the young age of 15, and completed two years there before beginning his military service in the Navy. He graduated from Yeoman School in April 1945, and reported on board the USS Cabot (CVL-28) at San Francisco in May 1945. The Cabot was a fast carrier that had compiled an excellent war record in the Pacific during 1944 and early 1945. For his WWII service, Hudson received the following medals: American Campaign Service Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Navy Occupation Service Medal with “Asia” clasp, and the WWII Victory Medal. Hudson received a B.S. degree in psychology from Davidson in May 1948. He married Betty Sue Newton of Hickory, N.C., on May 30, 1948. He returned to work in his father’s general merchandise store, J.E. Hudson Company. After J. Ednie, Sr. died, Hudson and his brother, Lindy, opened a branch furniture store in downtown Hickory. Hudson owned and operated the J.E. Hudson Furniture store until his retirement. An avid student of navel history, Hudson wrote The History of the USS Cabot (CVL-28): A Fast Carrier in World War II in 1986, which you can find in libraries and homes across the country. Hudson, along with other family members, created historical family albums for the Hudsons and the Ribets. His personal interests included golf, bowling, bird watching, photography, butterflies, insects, and watching his beloved Boston Red Sox and Tiger Woods. He spirited many lively discussions about politics, religion, history, and current events with his family. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother. He is survived by his wife, Betty Hudson, 815C Wynnshire Dr., Hickory, NC 28601; their three children, Cesanne Hudson Berry (Chris Berry), Edney Hudson (Karen Bumgarner Hudson), and Grace Hudson Shuford (Hunt Shuford); his brother, Lindy Hudson; and six grandchildren, Paige and Lauren Berry, Eliza, Sayer, and Colon Hudson, and Jones Barton. He was an extremely proud father and grandfather and counted his children as his greatest achievement!
George L. Ivie, Jr. ’45 died Oct. 8, 2009.
Joseph Henry Cutchin, Jr. ’39, of Sherrill’s Ford, N.C., died Oct. 7 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. Born Jan. 3, 1918, in Nash County, N.C., he was the son of the late Joseph Henry and Mary Taylor Cutchin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Janie Franks Cutchin, and a brother, Danford Edmondson Cutchin.
Cutchin served the Sherrill’s Ford community as a general practitioner of medicine from August 1953 until his retirement on April 1, 1998. He graduated from Duke Medical School in 1942 and received his undergraduate degree from Davidson. He was a past president and member of Catawba County Medical Society and a past delegate to N.C. Medical Society. He served as chief of staff of Catawba Memorial Hospital in 1968 and as staff secretary in 1967.
He was a member and past president of the N.C. Field Trial Association and N.C. Walking Horse Assoc., where he received Sportsman of the Year; a member of the Roanoke and Tar River Gun Club; and past winner of the U.S. Open Fox Hound Field Trial.
He was a member of Rehobeth United Methodist Church in Terrell, N.C. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, having served as a major in the 7th armored division under General Patton in the Battle of the Bulge.
Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Cutchin Parsley (James McNeill Archer Parsley); two sons, Joseph Henry “Jay” Cutchin III (Janine) and John Franks Cutchin ’72 (Jane), 7424 Windy Pine Cir., Denver, NC 28037-9363; grandchildren, Mary Jett Parsley Wrenn, Jalyn Parsley Wells ’95 (James Christopher Wells ’95), James Grant Parsley, Caitlin Basile Cutchin, Jennifer Erin Cutchin, and Joshua Ikerd Cutchin; and great-grandchildren, Jackson Christopher Wells, Avery Margaret Wells, Evelyn King Parsley, Jane Lenore Parsley, Emma Cosette Wrenn, Katie Abigail Wrenn, and Ian Thomas Wrenn.