Willis Jones Hobbs ’47 of Mooresville, N.C., died June 23, 2005. He earned a master’s degree from Wake Forest University and was a retired teacher. He was a member of the Fairview Methodist Church of Mt. Mourne, N.C. Survivors include his sister, Mrs. Frances Basnight, 2624 Broad Bay Rd. Virginia Beach, Va. 23451; and nieces and nephews.
Robert Haywood Morrison ’47 of Charlotte died on March 19, 2005. He was a member of the Charlotte Dilworth Southend Rotary Club, Good Fellows, the Nature Conservancy, and other academic and civic associations. He graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a B.A. in English and a master’s in journalism. He served a term as editor of The Daily Tarheel and was member of Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Morrison began his career in the academic world of higher education with faculty appointments at the University of Kansas, the University of Illinois, and Winthrop University. He is the author of six key books on business writing and numerous articles in professional journals. Applying his knowledge beyond academics, he became a newspaper publisher and editor in Newton, N.C. Upon completion of that phase of his career, he moved to Charlotte in the 1960s where he began his life’s work in real estate investments with a focus on North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, where he practiced until his death. Survivors include his partner and companion, Cynthia Haldenby Tyson. He is also survived by his brother, Charles Tuttle Morrison, 105 Mimosa Blvd, Haughton, La. 71037; and their daughters, Charlene Morrison, Diane Morrison Clark, Sarah Morrison Stephens, and their families.
Charles Eugene “Bill” Neisler III, age 73, died on September 7, 1998.
Graveside service is 2pm Tuesday at Mountain Rest Cemetery with Dr. Richard Newsome officiating. Arrangements are by Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain.
Miles Costin Wood, Jr. passed October 3, 1995. No additional information is available at this time.