Harding Winslow Rogers, Jr. ’58

Harding Winslow Rogers, Jr. '58

Harding Winslow Rogers Jr., DDS, 83, of Mooresville, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2020. Born Oct. 1, 1936, in Mooresville, he was the son of the late Harding Winslow Rogers Sr. and Mary Agnes McNeely Rogers.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Peggy Mott Rogers; daughter, Mary Vivian Rogers-Cannon and husband, Dylan; son, Harding “Winslow” Rogers III and wife, Laura; grandchildren Beth and Doug Cannon, and Vivian Rogers; and brother, Bryant Kilpatrick Rogers.

Dr. Rogers was born and raised on Main St., in Mooresville. He graduated from Davidson College and the University of North Carolina School Of Dentistry. He served his country in the U.S. Navy, then he and Peggy returned to Mooresville to start a practice and raise their family.

Dr. Rogers practiced for 34 years as a general dentist, where he was admired for his clinical excellence and loved by his patients and staff. Other passions in his life were his farm, his family and his fishing buddies.

His farm is where he raised beef cattle and brought his children up knowing the dignity of doing things correctly, and the glory of an honest day’s work.

Times with family and friends working on the farm with us bring memories of much laughter and much more sweat! His fishing and hunting trips with his buddies were precious and relaxing!

He touched the lives of many people through his concern for everyone’s well-being, as well as his silent benevolences.

He was a life-long member of the First Presbyterian Church of Mooresville, where he served as a deacon. He was Moderator of the board of deacons; Stephen Minister and Stephen Ministry leader, and multiple years as President of the men’s Bible class.

In his civic life, Dr. Rogers was president of the Mooresville Rotary club, a Masonic Mason, as well as a founding member of the DIFF club.

A celebration of life was held outside, Saturday, June 27 at 7 p.m., at his home. All safety guidelines were followed.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the Oxford Children’s Orphanage in Oxford, www.mhc-oxford.org.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville www.cavin-cook.com

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Charles Henry Blake ’58

Charles Henry Blake '58

Charles Henry Blake, 83, of Harrisonburg, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

He was born in Chicago, Ill., on Sept. 21, 1936, the second son of Donald Prouse Blake and Elizabeth Bohn Blake.

Charles completed high school at Admiral Farragut Academy and continued his studies at Davidson College. He then interrupted his education to serve in the United States Marine Corps. Following his military service, he earned a B.A. and a M.S. from Florida State University. He spent most of his adult life in St. Petersburg, Fla., where he worked as a college professor and in state and local government in a variety of roles.

He finished his career in public service as a state contract manager for Florida Children’s Medical Services. He had a great passion for music, dance, learning, and conversation that sustained him throughout his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents, by his brother, Don, and by his third wife of 27 years, June.

Charles is survived by his son, Charles Henry Blake II; his stepson, Richard Anglin; his grandchildren, Heather Anglin, Benjamin Blake and Samantha Blake; his nephew, David Blake; and his niece, Deborah Stryker.

A memorial service will be held later this summer when his remains will be interred next to those of his wife, Clara June Blake, in Bay Pines National Cemetery in Florida.

Online condolences can be shared with the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.

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Spottswood Neale ’58

Spottswood Neale '58

Dr. Spottswood Pryor Neale, of Valdese, passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at his residence. He was born May 6, 1938, in Richmond, Va. He was the son of the late Dr. Richard C. Neale Sr. and Eva Whitehead Neale.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, John Neale and James Neale; sister, Diane Savig; and sisters-in-law, Yvonne, wife of Dr. Richard Neale Jr., and Emma, wife of John Neale. 

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Margaret (Peggy) Heubeck Neale; children, David Neale, Dr. Christy Schenck and husband, Dr. Scott Schenck, and Jennifer Neale; grandchildren, Sarah, Rachel, Alex, Ashley, and Andrew Schenck; brothers, Dr. Richard C. Neale Jr., Dr. Henry Neale and wife, Margaret, Dr. Wirt Neale and wife, Ginger; sisters, Beverly Johnson and husband, the Rev. Dr. Merwyn Johnson, Donna Kelly, and Vickie Peters and husband, Zayne; Norman and Barbara Heubeck; and beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews. 

At the age of 13, Spottswood boarded a train from his home in West Virginia to the McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tenn., where he received his high school degree.

He entered Davidson College, from which he graduated in three years. He then attended the Medical College of West Virginia and completed his medical studies at the Medical College of Virginia. He graduated from medical school at the age of 21 and then completed four years of training in Pathology at Emory University in Atlanta and Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro.

Spottswood practiced pathology in Camden, S.C. and later at Valdese General Hospital with his brother, Dr. Richard C. Neale Jr. for 31 years. He dearly loved his family and his church, where he served as an Elder and Deacon and held many committee positions.

Spottswood taught the adult Sunday school class for a number of years, and he especially enjoyed singing in the choir for the many years he was a member of the Waldensian Presbyterian Church. 

Spottswood was a member of the armed services as a flight surgeon in the United States Air Force. He was stationed in Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas; Seymour Johnson AFB in Goldsboro; and Eglin AFB in Eglin, Fla. He served in Spain and Alaska in 1964 during one of the most devastating earthquakes in that state. 

Spottswood spent years attending and participating in his children’s many activities, knowing that supporting his children during their formative years was an important part of being an involved parent. Knowing that, he also gave his employees that same opportunity whenever possible.

He was a very caring and kind individual who treated each person as someone who mattered. He will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him. 

He and his wife, Peggy, were very close and still in love with one another, and enjoying one another’s company. They continued to share humor, which helped sustain them even through difficult times. He first introduced himself to Peggy as “Butch” and will forever be her beloved Butch. 

Because of the country’s health concerns, a memorial service will be held at a later time at the Waldensian Presbyterian Church.

A graveside service was held Saturday, March 21, with military honors provided by the United States Air Force. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the choir fund at Waldensian Presbyterian Church; Burke Hospice (which provided invaluable services to the family); or any charity of choice.

Dan Everhart ’58

Dan Everhart '58

Lexington native Dan Ruffin Everhart, 84, passed away earlier this month. Dan was born in Lexington, NC on January 1, 1936, to the late Sidney A. Everhart and Evelyn E. Clayton Everhart.

Dan had attended both Davidson College as well as Wake Forest University. He later served his country in the US Air Force. Dan was in the furniture industry and worked for Lexington Furniture as a factory furniture rep for over 40 years.

He along with his late wife were founding members of Our Lady of the Hills Catholic Church.

Surviving are his daughter, Michelle E. McDowell (Neil); son, Bradley P. Everhart (Kay); daughter-in-law, Stephanie Zobay: sisters, Lucinda Abel, Judy Martin (Henry) and Sydney Nash (Steven); sister-in-law, Anne Mills; grandchildren, Lindsay, Daniel Clayton, Hannah, Cooper Everhart, Michael Korey Williams, and Anna and Carly McDowell.

Dan was preceded in death by his loving wife of over 59 years, Patricia; son, Stephen; sister, Brenda; and brother, Jim.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held for Dan on Saturday, March 14, 2020, at Our Lady of the Hills Catholic Church in Columbia, S.C. 29210. Reverend George Rosario, C.Ss.R., Parochial Vicar officiated. The entombment followed in Bush River Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, 5400 Bush River Road, Columbia, S.C. 29212.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Our Lady of the Hills Catholic Church.

Online condolences may be sent to www.templeshalloranfuneralhome.com

John Albert Patterson ’58

John Albert Patterson '58

John Albert Patterson, 83, caring doctor, beloved husband, and world-class father and grandfather was called home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. John, known as “Doc” to his friends and family, worked as a radiologist in Spartanburg for more than 35 years.

During this time, he practiced at the X-Ray Clinic and both Spartanburg Regional and Mary Black Hospitals treating thousands of patients and working with hundreds of doctors, nurses, and staff. He considered all of them friends. In fact, Doc never met a stranger during his lifetime.

Although Doc worked long hours, he always took time to talk with everyone he came in contact with at the hospital, the grocery store, the dry cleaners, the bank, and everywhere else. He took great pleasure in sharing stories about baseball, history, politics, and his favorite subject – his family. According to Doc, after a life well-lived, his only regret was that his small hands kept him from playing in the big leagues. 

Doc was born in “The Land of Pleasant Living” (Shelby, North Carolina) on February 6, 1936 to Cicero and Lallage Patterson, and he was raised alongside his older brother Robert “Bob” Patterson.

Doc was a proud graduate of Shelby High School and Davidson College where he was a baseball standout and made lifelong friends that lasted for more than 60 years. Doc attended medical school, receiving his M.D. from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston Salem.

After graduating medical school, Doc went to work at Charlotte Memorial Hospital where he met and married Sandra Kay Payton in 1966. Sandy was the love of Doc’s life for more than 50 years, and Doc never tired of saying that marrying Sandy was the best decision he ever made. Doc and Sandy settled in Spartanburg and were blessed with three sons- Chris, Jeff, and Matt. 

Without a doubt, spending time with Sandy and the boys was Doc’s greatest joy. He enjoyed coaching his sons and traveling with his family to Braves baseball games, college football games, and an annual trip to Myrtle Beach.

The last decades of Doc’s life were spent loving and teaching his grandchildren: Will, Drew, Clay, Caroline, Lilly, Sam, Jake, and Ella Kate. Doc will be missed by all those whose lives he touched during his lifetime.

In addition to his grandkids, Doc is survived by his sons Chris, Jeff, and Matt and their wives Beth, Jessica, and Diana. 

Visitation for family and friends will be held from 2:30 until 3:45 p.m. on Sunday, August 11, 2019, at Morningside Baptist Church Welcome Center, 897 S. Pine Street, Spartanburg, South Carolina. The funeral service will begin immediately thereafter at 4:00 PM. Burial will be private. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Doc’s name can be made to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society of Greenville, PO Box 8328, Greenville, South Carolina, 29604 in honor of his grandson Clay. 

An online guest register is available at www.floydmortuary.com 

Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel

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