John W. Daniel III ’59, 73, of Raleigh, N.C., passed away April 30, 2010. Surviving are his two daughters, Stephanie Semke and Elizabeth Brauns, 810 E. Farriss Ave., High Point, NC 27262-3326, and seven grandchildren.
Col. John Means Harden III ’49 (Ret.), of Lexington, S.C., died at the Presbyterian Home in Lexington on April 29. He was the eldest son of the late John Means and Kathleen Caldwell Harden, Jr. He was born in Winnsboro, S.C., on June 16, 1925. Harden served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII in the European Theater and later achieved the rank of colonel. After WWII, he graduated from Davidson, where he majored in psychology. After graduation he worked for Burlington Mills in Greenville, N.C., Carolina Life Insurance Company, RL Bryan Company, and later retired from the bridge design department of the S.C. Highway Department. An enthusiastic supporter of the arts and history, Harden was a member and supporter of many organizations, including the Drama Club, Columbia Museum of Art, the S.C. Philharmonic, Fairfield County Historical Society, S.C. Historical Society, Caroliniana Society, English Speaking Union, Military Order of World Wars, and Sons of the American Revolution. Harden is survived by a sister, Margaret Harden McLeod, 9 W. St. N., Summerville, SC 29483; sister-in-law, Betty Mayes Harden (Mrs. Joe C.); five nieces and nephews, Kathleen M. Gelzer (Randall), Virginia M. Bales (Steve), Cliff McLeod, Jr. (Lisa), Carol H. House (Jim), and Elizabeth H. Baggott (Chris); great nieces and nephews, Margaret G. Culclasure (Harry), Randall Gelzer, Jr. (Maureen), Aaron Bales (Liz), Jason Bales (Maureen), Cliff Hill McLeod, Jr., Rob McLeod, Catherine McLeod, Kathleen House, Andrew House, Sarah Frances House, and Lily Baggott; and special lifelong friends, David A. and Julie Epting, Jr. Harden was preceded in death by his brother, Joe C. Harden.
John Steven Maxwell passed on April 22, 2010. No additional information is available at this time.
T. Garnet Fawcett, Jr. ’51, of Mount Airy, N.C., passed away April 22 at Golden Living Center in Mount Airy. He was born in Mount Airy on July 21, 1929, to Thomas Garnet Fawcett, Sr. and Katie Lee Mills Fawcett. Garnet attended Davidson and graduated from Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, N.C. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951-53, being stationed at Fort McPherson in Atlanta, Ga., and at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church. The Fawcett family was instrumental in helping establish the Episcopal Church in Mount Airy, with construction of the church being started in March 1886. Garnet was a retired banker with 57 years of service. He was a third generation of Mount Airy bankers that began with his grandfather, Thomas Fawcett, who organized the First National Bank of Mount Airy in 1893. Garnet is survived by two sons, Thomas Garnet Fawcett III (Elaine) and George Lenfesty Fawcett; two granddaughters, Lila and Raina Lee Fawcett; his twin brother, George D’Espard Fawcett ’51 (Shirley), 602 Battleground Rd., Lincolnton, NC 28092; a sister, Elizabeth Fawcett Burke; a brother-in-law, Dozy Caldwell (Susan); and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Fawcett was preceded in death by his wife, Roberta “Dink” Caldwell Fawcett, and three sisters, Mary Mills Fawcett Folger (Fred, Sr.), Katherine Fawcett Folger (Henry), and Evelyn Fawcett Randolph (Bob).
Clifford Freret Favrot, Jr. ’44, 87, of Covington, La., passed away April 19, 2010.