Jerry Greene ’58

Jerry Hunt Greene passed peacefully with his beloved friends and family by his side. Jerry was born in Charlotte, NC and graduated from Myers Park High School and Davidson College where he was a football star.

Jerry was loved by so many. He was fondly known as Greeneman, Greenie, Gentleman Jerry and Dawg among many others.

Jerry is survived by his children Kathryn Greene and Hunt Greene (Kris) as well as his grandchildren Michael, Daniel (Rhea), Cameron, Will and Matt.

He is preceded in death by his parents Abner and Faye Greene and his grandson Jacob Heyman.

Rest in peace sweet Greeneman. We are raising a glass to you in heaven and as you said, “see you on the other side.” A celebration of life will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution to A Roof Above or a charity of your choice.

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Philip Fullerton Howerton, Jr. ’58

Philip Fullerton Howerton, Jr. '58

Native Charlottean Philip Fullerton Howerton, Jr. died peacefully at home on January 15, 2021, with his family and Jack Russells, Sassy and Smitty, by his side. Born on February 13, 1936, Phil lived most of his life in Charlotte. He was preceded in death by his parents Lemma Shepherd Howerton and Philip F. Howerton.

Survivors include his wife of 31 years, the former Mary St. Claire Howren, and his children, Philip F. Howerton III (Meg) and Ashley Howerton Smith (Jackson); grandchildren, Philip F. Howerton IV, Marshall McCall Howerton, Jackson McArdle “Mac” Smith, Jr., Lucy Howerton Smith and Ann McLaney Smith. He also is survived by numerous family members from the Shepherd, McMillan, Bradish and Wood clans.

His passions included cooking, writing, reading and fishing. Phil mastered the art of wood-working, producing more than 130 pieces of original and antique reproductions. He was educated at the Woodberry Forest School in Virginia, received an undergraduate degree in history from Davidson College, a master’s in public policy from Princeton University and a law degree from the University of Virginia. He served in the US Marine Corps and was honorably discharged as a Captain.

Phil enjoyed an eclectic legal career. He practiced corporate law with Moore & Van Allen, opened a solo practice, joined a small firm partnership, and also served as an assistant District Attorney and assistant Public Defender. It was in the courtroom where Phil found his cadence and skill as one of Mecklenburg’s top litigators, often trying high profile capital cases. For nearly 30 years he served on the District Court Bench in Mecklenburg County and as an emergency judge. He introduced North Carolina’s first Drug Treatment Court. Later, he was to initiate the first DWI court in the country. These special courts functioned as practical and compassionate jurisprudence, a philosophy he modeled throughout his years on the bench. He earned numerous recognitions for his selfless work with substance abuse programs throughout North Carolina, but he was careful to acknowledge that the efforts required a team’s dedication.

A private memorial service will held at 2:00 PM on Monday, January 25, 2021 at First Presbyterian Church. The service will be streamed live on the church website, www.firstpres-charlotte.org/funerals.

The family requests memorial gifts to Hospice & Palliative Care PO Box 470408, Charlotte, NC 28052 or to Justice Initiatives, Inc., P.O Box 33545, Charlotte, NC 28233(for the Mecklenburg County STEP Drug Treatment Court program).

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at www.kennethpoeservices.com.

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Harold H. Hoffman, Jr. ’58

On Sept. 8, 2020, Harold H. Hoffman Jr. passed away at his home in Lutherville, Md.

Harold was born in Hagerstown, Md., on Nov. 6, 1936, and was the beloved husband of Patricia O. Hoffman.

Mr. Hoffman is survived by his cousin, Jane Lakin Hershey of Williamsport, Md., and her children and grandchildren; and by his brother-in-law, Theodore E. Ohler and his wife, Mary Christine Ohler, of Forest Hill, Md., along with their children and grandchildren.

Harold was preceded in death by his father, Harold H. Hoffman, and his mother, Gladys Remsberg Hoffman, of Hagerstown.

Mr. Hoffman was a proud graduate of Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, Pa., and Davidson College in Davidson, N.C.

In his youth, he was an avid boater and a lifelong tennis player. He played in local tennis tournaments and was a member of the Homeland Racquet Club for many years.

He loved history, reading, attending the symphony, in addition to staying abreast of financial trends and global economy.

He was a member of the financial industry and lived a successful career as a financial investor.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, at Rose Hill Cemetery in Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to Gilchrist Hospice at www.gilchristcares.org. Go to www.RuckFuneralHomes.com

M. Henderson Rourk, Jr. ’58

M. Henderson Rourk, Jr. '58

Malcolm Henderson Rourk, Jr., M.D., 84, died Friday, September 4 at Croasdaile Village following an extended illness. He was born August 11, 1936 in Wilmington to Malcolm Henderson Rourk, M.D. and Marie (Foscue) Rourk.

Henderson was a graduate of Culver Military Academy, after which he enrolled at Davidson College, graduating Phi Betta Kappa in 1958 with a BA in English. He was also a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. A Fulbright scholarship recipient, he spent a year in Germany studying and conducting research.

Henderson graduated in 1963 from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He was a Captain in the U.S. Air Force, serving from 1965-1968 at Eglin Air Force Base. He completed his residency in Pediatrics, followed by a Fellowship in Pulmonology. He spent a sabbatical year at UNC Health System where he studied pediatric gastroenterology.

Dr. Rourk spent his career as a physician at Duke as an Associate Clinical Professor, where he led the team that created the Division of Pediatric GI and Nutrition. He completed his career as the Director of the Pediatric Residency Program. He also served on the Duke Medical School Admissions Committee for many years.

Henderson was a lifelong Presbyterian and a devoted member of First Presbyterian Church, where he served as a Deacon, Elder, on many committees, and in leadership roles.
Henderson Rourk was a genuine Renaissance man. He and Jane enjoyed travel over many years, especially to their beloved Paris, where the Rourks would take an apartment and savor the city as if they were residents.

Music, gardening and his beloved corgis were among his loves providing him endless joy. He and Jane recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary August 20, 2020.

Surviving are his wife, Jane Davis Rourk; his children, Caroline Davis Rourk of Durham, Peter J. Rourk and wife, Karen of Cedar Grove, NC, Elizabeth Rourk Hayden and husband, John of Louisville, KY, grandson, Davis William Rourk of Charlotte; his sister Marie Rourk Harrison of Shallotte, NC; and his brother in law, W. Javan Davis and wife, Elizabeth of Rougemont, NC. He was preceded in death by a son, Malcolm Henderson Rourk, III.

A funeral in witness to the resurrection will be held on the terrace of First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Mindy Douglas officiating. Memorial gifts may be made to Davidson College or First Presbyterian Church.

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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