Harold Kistler ’59

Harold Leon Kistler, 82, of Blairs, Va., went home to be with the Lord Thursday, May 2, 2019, at Sovah Health.

He was born in Mooresville, March 27, 1937, to the late Thomas Guy and Lois Clodfelter Kistler. Harold was a graduate of Mooresville High School, Davidson College, and held a Bachelor of Divinity from Southeastern Theological Seminary.

From an early age, he began a 56-year ministry in Pastoring several churches across both Virginia and North Carolina with a commitment to spreading the gospel and serving others. Recognizing a need for the value and efficiency of God’s message, he created a one-minute weekday radio message of hope he called “Moment of Truth”. Harold was a compassionate person who loved his family and making people laugh. Fascinated by cars and fixing things, he was found constantly outdoors, whether gardening or farming or playing a great game of horseshoes.

He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 60 years, Patricia Hill Kistler. Also surviving is sister, Doris Sparrow (Ralph); children, Kellie Clark (Kenneth), Chad Kistler (Amy), and Travis Kistler (Mike Kweller); grandchildren, Lauren Cook (Brandon), Joshua Clark, Tiffany Kistler, and Emily Kistler; and great-grandchildren, Storm and Jade Cook.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 4, at 11 a.m., at United Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Adam Woods, Rev. R.G. Rowland, and Rev. Kenneth Clark officiating. Interment followed in Danville Memorial Gardens. The family received friends from 10 to 11 a.m., at the church, prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the Gideons International at www.gideons.org. Wrenn-Yeatts North Main is respectfully serving the Kistler family. Online Condolences at www.wrenn-yeatts.com.

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Charles Hall Daugherty ’59

Dr. Charles Hall Daugherty – Chuck, Tee, Uncle Chuck, Pops – passed February 25th, 2019, surrounded by a loving horde of family.

Chuck was born in St. Louis Missouri May 27, 1936, to Milton and Carrie Daugherty. He spent his youth in Brazil as part of a missionary family. He graduated from Davidson College and received his Ph.D. from Georgetown University.

Before international education was commonplace, Chuck participated in a Junior Year Abroad program, studying at the University of Allahabad in India. Chuck completed a Fulbright Scholarship in Brazil where he met Mary Lee Smith and welcomed his first child Sonia into the world.

In 1966, Chuck returned to the States beginning his professional career as a professor of Political Science at Morris Harvey College (University of Charleston) during which time he welcomed his son Shawn. Chuck served as Director of the West Virginia Humanities Council for 20 years.

In 1994, Chuck married his soul mate Christine Weiss Daugherty. Chuck and Christine shared a passion for travel, art, family and community. His marriage to Christine expanded his family to include Margret Vargas, Adam Weiss, and Noah Weiss.

From 1996-1999, Chuck and Christine lived in Slovakia where they assisted rural communities and newly-formed non-profits with economic and community development. As a result of their work in Banska Bystrica they led the effort to form a Sister City Alliance with Charleston, forming art, education, non-profit and business exchanges between the two towns. Chuck also assisted in the development of Nadej Detom (Hope for Children) a organization supporting Roma children. First Presbyterian Church continues to support this organization

Chuck was a missionary, serving his many communities as an enthusiastic volunteer and a convener of many. He volunteered at the Hubbard Hospice House, Meals on Wheels and Kanawha Valley Village People. For several decades Chuck was the primary motivator for a men’s support group to help men with struggles and joys.

Chuck loved music, and loved to sing. He was a member of the Davidson Chorus, various church choirs, particularly First Presbyterian’s, and the West Virginia Symphony Chorus.

Chuck kept active and fit. For many years he ran the Charleston Distance run and completed one marathon. In recent years, he greatly enjoyed the Silver Sneakers program at the Charleston YMCA.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Christine Weiss Daugherty; his sister, Alma Gordon; his children and step children, his many grandchildren, great – grandchildren (who he loved to take for ice cream and books), and a whole host of other family and friends.

Chuck had an easy smile and a wonderfully infectious laugh. He was genuinely interested in what each person he encountered had to say. His light and love will be missed by many.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Hubbard Hospice House, Kanawha Valley Village People or the charity of your choice.

There will be a memorial service on March 10 at 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Charleston.

Warren Womble ’59

William Warren Womble, age 82, of Charlotte, passed away on Monday, January 7, 2019. Warren will be remembered by all who knew him as a man with a full heart for his husband, Rob, his sheepdog, Maggie, and the many social and cultural causes he cherished.

Warren began his career as an educator, and even after he left the classroom he continued as a master teacher of life and love to the many friends and colleagues by whom he was always surrounded.

He was a lifelong advocate of the arts, for the less fortunate, and for animal causes as demonstrated by his support of numerous institutions and philanthropies, to include The Penland School of Craft, Time Out Youth, and Sheepdog Rescues.

Warren was born on Dec. 14, 1936, to Emily Gurley Womble and William Jesse Womble of Sanford, N.C. He earned his B.A. at Davidson College and his M.A. in French at the University of NC at Chapel Hill. After teaching at Washington and Lee University in Virginia and then at Queens College (now Queens University) in Charlotte, he was employed by First Data Corporation (later McKesson) as Senior Product Consultant for which he traveled widely and frequently as a corporate educator for many years until his retirement. 

Warren’s mountain house on the edge of the Linville Gorge was a place of peace and tranquility. He loved to cook for his friends. He shared the house with a collection of works by North Carolina craftsmen and Rob’s collection of Japanese tea bowls. Sitting on the front deck he watched the shadows on Grandfather Mountain and briefly glanced at deer or bear. Maggie was always by his side keeping him and Rob safe.

Warren is survived by his husband and partner of 60 years, Rob Williams; his beloved sister Brenda Womble Atkins and her husband Robert of Charlotte; nieces Janet Orr and husband David; Amy Cooke and husband Brian; great-niece Emily Chuqui-Conder; and great-nephew Brian Cooke.

A “Meeting of Friends” service will be held at Lowe-Neddo Funeral Home in Charlotte on January 19, at 3 PM, reception following. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to The Warren Womble Scholarship at The Penland School of Crafts (67 Doras Trail, Bakersville, N.C 28705) or Time Out Youth (3800 Monroe, Charlotte, N.C. 28205), or to a charity of choice

Published in Charlotte Observer on Jan. 13, 2019

Richard Warren Rieger, Jr. ’59

A graveside service to celebrate the life of Richard Warren Rieger, Jr., will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at Quaker Cemetery, Camden, SC. Rev. Henry Pickett Wall, Jr., will officiate. Richard died Tuesday, December 25, 2018 in Greenville, SC.

He was born in Camden, SC, September 8, 1937, the son of the late Carolina Houser Rieger and Richard Warren Rieger. Richard attended Camden schools and graduated from Davidson college in 1959. He was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy and served in San Diego, CA. and Norfolk, VA.

Richard was employed by the Development Office at Furman University and was the Executive Director of The Development Foundation at The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina.

He is survived by his wife, Juliana Burns Rieger; son, Richard W. Rieger III (Julie) of Columbia, and daughter, Caroline Rieger James (Hugh) of Spartanburg; and grandchildren, Ashton Conner Rieger, Helyn McNair Rieger, Hugh Tillman James, Jr., and Cooper McKenzie James.

Memorials may be made to Davidson College, 405 N. Main Street, Davidson, NC 28035; The Citadel Development Foundation, 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 29409; or Grace Episcopal Church, 1315 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020.

Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the Rieger family by visiting www.kornegayfuneral.com.

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Carey Owen Pickard, Jr. ’59

Carey Pickard was born to Lillian (McMichael) and Carey Pickard on March 27, 1937 and died at home on December 24, 2018 due to prostate cancer.

Carey had an unusually happy childhood, much of it spent with friends on the banks of the Ocmulgee River. The yo-yo champion of Macon while at Alexander III and a sharp shooter from an early age, he became the state rifle champion while at Lanier High School.

After graduating from Lanier in 1955, he went off to Davidson College—a school he chose more for its proximity to good hunting than its excellent academic reputation. A member of Kappa Alpha Order and the Davidson class of 1959, he learned to fly airplanes and soloed while still a student. This skill served him well when he joined the Navy and was stationed in the Pacific.

After his military service, he returned to Macon and joined his father in business at Pickard Tile Company. 

He then met and married Lida Hill. Together they raised two children. Carey was a devoted father and spent many hours attending dance recitals, going on camping trips and spending time with his family. During this period, Carey was also deeply engaged in civic affairs and was a member of the Rotary Club of Macon; the Administrative Board of Vineville United Methodist Church; a Boy Scout leader and Council member; and the President of the Board of the Family Counseling Center. The group that meant the most to Carey, however, was the Palaver Club. He was a member for over fifty years and rarely missed a meeting. 

After his first marriage ended, Carey met and married Beverly Bowden. Much of their life together was centered in the small town of Saluda, North Carolina where they bought and restored an old house. While there they had a steady stream of family and friends visit. They also opened Saluda Fine Arts as a showcase for Beverly’s art and that of other regional artists. At this time, Carey increasingly explored photography as a means to express his lifelong love of wildlife and the outdoors. Health issues eventually drew them back to Macon where his focus was being a caregiver for Beverly who survives him. 

He is also survived by his son Carey (Christopher), daughter Elizabeth (Daniel) and stepdaughters Anne and Virginia (Steve), stepson Bowden (Debbie), seven step-grandchildren, and three step-great-grandchildren. 

The family will receive visitors from 5pm to 7pm on Thursday, December 27 at 1066 Magnolia Street. A memorial service will be held at 11am on Friday, December 28, 2018 at Hart’s Mortuary on Cherry Street.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ocmulgee National Park and Preserve Initiative. ocmulgeepark.org 598 D.T. Walton Way, Macon, GA 31201 

Please visit www.hartsmort.com to sign the online guest registry. 
Hart’s Mortuary, 765 Cherry Street, Macon, GA has charge of arrangements.

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