James “Jim” Carlton Hardwick ’65

James "Jim" Carlton Hardwick '65

Mr. James “Jim” Carlton Hardwick, Jr., 76, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 3, 2020.

He was born on September 11, 1943, in Atlanta, Georgia to the late James Carlton Hardwick, Sr. and Agnes Kelley Hardwick. Jim grew up in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina but lived in Winston-Salem for most of his life.

He was an Eagle Scout and enjoyed camping and the outdoors with his two sons. Jim graduated from Myrtle Beach High School, Davidson College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, and Harvard Business School. He was a member of Pi Kappa Phi Social Fraternity, where he was Vice President and Treasurer.

Jim was also a distinguished military graduate and member of MENSA. He served two years in the U.S. Army and one year in Vietnam where he was a Lieutenant and platoon leader.

After graduating from Harvard Business School he began working for R.J. Reynolds Industries in various financial analysts positions including Assistant Treasurer of Aminoil, USA Inc. Additionally he worked at several energy companies and banks as a business consultant. He also was a member of the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce.

In his later years as a business professional, he would mentor business students from Wake Forest University, Elon, and Pfeiffer College. On September 25, 1965, he married Mary Gettys Robinson with whom he shared 55 years and raised a family of two children, James Carlton Hardwick III and Benjamin Robinson Hardwick.

Despite his many professional pursuits, he always put family first. He strongly advocated education and a Protestant work ethic. In addition, he encouraged his sons to pursue athletics and become well-rounded people.

He was survived by his loving wife, Mary Gettys Hardwick; two sons, Dr. James Carlton Hardwick III and Benjamin Robinson Hardwick, Esq.; and three grandchildren, Lindsay Caroline Hardwick, James Carlton Hardwick, IV, and Hadley Jane Hardwick. Jim was a man of Christian faith and proud of his Methodist Heritage.

He was a descendant from the Hardwick missionaries who came from England in the seventeen hundreds with John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, to Savannah, Georgia.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, February 6, 2020, at Centenary United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.

Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel 3315 Silas Creek Pkwy, Winston-Salem, NC 27103

Rev. Brenda H. Tapia, Former Associate Chaplain and Founding Director of the Love of Learning Program

Rev. Brenda H. Tapia, Former Associate Chaplain and Founding Director of the Love of Learning Program

The Reverend Brenda H. Tapia passed away on February 5, 2020.

A beloved mentor, teacher and friend to countless Davidson College alumni, Rev. Tapia passed away earlier today. She joined Davidson College in 1985 to work part-time as Davidson’s first African American chaplain, was promoted to a full-time position a year later and served as founding director of the Love of Learning program for two decades. She left an indelible mark on many of us.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 14 at Davidson College Presbyterian Church in the Sanctuary (100 N. Main Street, Davidson):

11:00 a.m. Visitation
12:00 p.m. Funeral

A reception will be held following the service in the Congregation House (218 Concord Rd, Davidson).

“Beauty am I
Spirit am I
I am the infinite within my soul
I can find no beginning
I can find no end
All this I am.”

Joseph Lester Wolfe III ’64

Joseph Lester Wolfe III passed away peacefully at home in Murrells Inlet on February 3, 2020, after a long illness.

He was born in Charlotte on November 13, 1942, the son of Joseph Lester Wolfe, Jr. and Caroline DaVega Wolfe. The family moved to Florence when Joe was five years old. He graduated from McCleneghan High School class of 1960 where he excelled at golf and tennis. He attended Davidson College where he was a member of the tennis team.

After college, he remained an active athlete throughout his life. He was President of City Ice and Fuel Company, a business begun by his grandfather in the 1940s. He later had a lengthy career in the insurance business, serving the needs of the Florence community and beyond. He was known in the business world for his attention to detail, honesty and integrity.

In 1965 he married Carolyn Moss, with whom he shared 54 years of marriage. They became the parents of their son Les, who he adored and was so proud of. They were members of the First Presbyterian Church of Florence with their families.

While they enjoyed traveling, they moved to Murrells Inlet in 2011 and became Members of Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church where they made many new friends. In his leisure time, he had a passion for cycling and excelled at marksmanship.

Joe is survived by his wife Carolyn Moss Wolfe, his son Joseph Lester Wolfe, IV and his wife Anne Pinckney Wolfe; his brother Henry DaVega Wolfe and wife Debbie; his grandchildren Chappel Pinckney Wolfe and William Rutledge Wolfe, and many extended family.

One of Joe’s greatest joys in his life was becoming a grandfather to Chappel and Rutledge and spending time with them.

A graveside service is planned at a later date at Old Orchard Cemetery in Petersburg, TN.

Memorials can be made to Pawley’s Island Presbyterian Church, Florence Presbyterian Church or the charity of one’s choice.

An online guestbook is available at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com

Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel is handling arrangements.

 © Copyright 2020, Morning News, Florence, SC

Thomas Benton “Tommy” Rose III ’52

Thomas Benton “Tommy” Rose III '52

Thomas Benton “Tommy” Rose III, 89, passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. He was born Aug. 18, 1930, in Henderson and had been a resident of Wilmington, New Hanover County, for 25 years.

Thomas was an honor graduate of Henderson High School, Class of 1948, and a 1952 graduate of Davidson College, after which he married his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Faye.

Next, he served four years in the U.S. Coast Guard in Cape May, New Jersey. Following his military service, he attended UNC at Chapel Hill to obtain a master’s degree in business administration. He then began his 35-year career with Roses Stores Inc., where he served at many levels, retiring as vice president in charge of Warehouse and Distribution. Tommy and Faye retired to their second home at Wrightsville Beach, where they enjoyed being members of Wrightsville Beach Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas B. Rose Jr. and Kathryn Rose; sister, Ann Rose Allen; grandson, Thomas B. “T.” Rose V; and daughter-in-law, Janice Kelly Rose.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 67 years, Faye Beckwith Rose; four wonderful sons, Thomas B. Rose IV, Andrew Cameron Rose (Vicki), David Paul Rose and Robert Pierce Rose (Pam); six grandsons, Drew, Ben. Pierce, Alex, Parker and Phillip; brothers, Paul and David (Diane); sister, Kathy Kobos (Donnie); and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 6, at Wrightsville Beach Methodist Church. Casual attire is welcomed and requested.

The family wishes to thank many individuals, but especially the staff and volunteers at Lower Cape Fear LifeCare (Hospice).

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Arrangements by Atlantic Cremation Service.