Charles Stitt Drummond, Jr. ’58, of Richmond, passed away October 29, 2006. Survivors include his former wife, Sarah Easley Drummond; daughter, Elizabeth Drummond Davis ’89 and her husband, Bruce, P.O. Box 221, Gibson Island, Md. 21056; two sons, Dr. Charles Stitt Drummond, III and his wife, Cindy, and Dr. Fitzgerald Easley Drummond and his wife, Meredith; and six grandchildren. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1962. He served his country in the Army, where he was a captain in Vietnam. He was decorated with the Bronze Star for meritorious service and was awarded the Combat Medical Badge. He practiced surgery for over twenty-three years in the Richmond area. He served on numerous boards of hospitals including board of directors, chief of surgery and president of the medical staff at St. Luke’s Hospital, president of medical staff, Grace Hospital, and board of directors at McGuire Clinic. He was a fellow to the American College of Surgery, a member of the Richmond Academy of Medicine, Medical Society of Virginia, Virginia Surgical Society and the Humera Society. Dr. Drummond was a member of the River Road Church, Baptist, where he served on the board of deacons, the board of administration and the music committee. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club and a volunteer at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.
Ross Jordan Smyth ’58 of Charlotte, died July 26, 2006. Ross moved with his family to Charlotte in 1950, while he was a student at Christ School in Arden. At Davidson he served as captain of the soccer team and president of the student body, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1958. After a brief stint in the Army and at North Carolina National Bank in Charlotte, he attended Duke Law School, where he was a Casenote Editor of the Duke Law Journal. Upon graduation in 1965, he joined the Charlotte law firm of Kennedy, Covington, Lobdell, and Hickman, where he practiced until his retirement in 1998. He served as president of Charlotte Junior Soccer, the Charlotte Speech and Hearing Center, the March of Dimes, and the Family Center. A dedicated alumnus, he was the president of both Davidson’s National Alumni Association and the Duke Law School Alumni Association, served on the board of trustees at Davidson, and was president of the board of trustees at Christ School. In addition, he was awarded Davidson’s Alumni Service Award in 1983. He was an Elder in the Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his his wife, Alice Allen Jordan, 2631 Beverwyck Rd., Charlotte, N.C. 28211; his three children, Jordan, Elliot, and Henry; his six grandchildren; and his brothers, Eli and James McGregor “Mac” Smyth ’63.
The Rev. Harry Owen Paschall ’58, of Hawthorne, Fla., died Apr. 27, 2006, at the VA Medical Center in Gainesville, Fla. He was born June 27, 1932, in Plant City, Fla., to Raymond and Rose Paschall. He was an honor graduate of Plant City High School, Class of 1950. He was a Korean War-era veteran, who served in Germany as a technical sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. He graduated from Davidson College, N.C., where he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He received a bachelor of divinity degree from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Austin, Texas. He served Presbyterian churches in Texas, North Carolina, Alabama, Florida, and New Jersey. While at the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness, Fla., he also served a term as the president of the Citrus County Retarded Children’s Association and helped to dedicate the campus and first school building at the Key Training Center. For his leadership, he was named Outstanding Citizen of Inverness for 1968. Rev. Paschall did postgraduate work at Princeton Theological Seminary after leaving Inverness in 1969. Throughout his career, he enjoyed a number of teaching opportunities: he taught at the Pen Rye County Day School near Philadelphia, Pa., was an instructor at the Adult Education Center in Trenton, N.J., and was director of the learning lab at the Ford truck plant in Louisville, Ky. Survivors include, his sons, Charles Frederick Paschall (Susan) and Christopher Owen Paschall; two grandchildren, Julie Anne and Andrew Owen Paschall; three sisters, Doris Howze, Virginia Moorhead, and Helen Foreman; one brother, Dr. Homer A. Paschall; and many nieces and nephews.
Ronald Vance Lanford, M.D. ’58 of Charleston, S.C., formerly of Spartanburg, SC, passed away on December 20, 2005. He was a graduate of the Medical College of S.C. He practiced ophthalmology in Spartanburg for seventeen years. He was a long time member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Spartanburg where he served as deacon, elder, and choir member. He was a current member of First (Scots) Presbyterian Church in Charleston. He had been a board member of United Way of Spartanburg County, the Spartanburg County Medical Society, Habitat for Humanity and was a founding member of the Piedmont Audubon Society where he served as President and Treasurer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sallie McSwain Lanford. Survivors include two daughters, Allison Lanford Smith, 112 Chadwick Dr., Charleston, S.C. 29407 and husband Timothy, and Mary Curtis Pizzano and husband George of Atlanta, one sister, Ann Myrl Lanford Gibert and husband James M. Gibert of Woodruff, and four grandchildren: Justin Anthony Pizzano, Joseph Griffin Pizzano, Thomas Lanford Pizzano, and Clara McCallum Smith and several nieces and nephews.
Cecil Max Bryan ’58, of Concord, N.C., died Feb. 9, 2004, at NorthEast Medical Center. Born Aug. 25, 1936, in Sampson County, N.C., Mr. Bryan was the son of the late Della Atkins Parker and Cecil Bryan. He was the assistant director of the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation and a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Kathryn Jackson Bryan; one son, David Parker (Delores Bryan); two daughters, Kathy Bryan (Todd Saieed) and Tracey May (Eric Walker); and six grandchildren.