J. Charles Cameron ’69

J. Charles Cameron '69

John Charles Cameron V (Age 73) passed away peacefully on January 28, 2021, Charles is survived by his wife of 44 years, Ann Cameron, and one brother: Paul Cameron (Sydni Roberson) of Glen Ellen, CA. Charles leaves behind a daughter, Kelli (Jason) Cox of Atlanta, GA and son, John (Elizabeth) of Memphis. He was known as Da, because it was the first syllable out of his first grandaughter’s mouth, by his seven grandchildren: Abigail Cox, Madelyn Cox, Sarah Ann Cameron, Naomi Cox, Thomas Cameron, Michael Cameron, and Anabelle Cox.

Charles was a graduate of White Station High School (1965), Davidson College, Boston University, and the University of Memphis and was a US Army Veteran. He worked as an accountant for several companies before changing careers, teaching for many years at Wooddale HIgh School. He coached several sports, including softball, track, baseball and golf.

Charles never let a volunteer opportunity go unfilled. He coached his children’s basketball, baseball, and softball teams. Referees ejected him from more than one game.

He taught Sunday School at First and Trinity Baptist Churches. He served at Cubmaster for Pack 241 at Christ United Methodist Church. He drove the van to pick up elderly ladies for Sunday School. He served as a Deacon and went on many youth group trips, even when he didn’t like the music.

He never met a stranger, with language being no obstacle. He never missed an opportunity to teach, retiring only reluctantly before extending his classroom to Gibson’s Donuts and Mattei’s Garage. He would have told you that the Red Sox were his favorite baseball team, though he never missed a Cardinals game. He loved the Tigers and the Grizzlies, but couldn’t keep from rooting for Steph Curry.

Charles loved music and met many up and coming musicians as the Student Union director at Davidson College. He sang in the church choir as long as he could. He would have loved singing high tenor in a gospel quartet, but might have settled for being the Fifth Top. His grandchildren are still making good use of his record collection.

He loved deeply and unconditionally.

His funeral will be Thursday, February 4, 10:00 a.m. at Trinity Baptist Church, 8899 Trinity Road, followed by a graveside service at noon.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be sent to Trinity Baptist Church, Cordova

Published in The Commercial Appeal from Feb. 3 to Feb. 4, 2021.

Bill Olson ’69

Dr. William Bryan “Bill” Olson passed away peacefully in his home on Jan. 9, 2019, at the age of 71 from longstanding heart disease. 

Bill was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the son of the late John Robert Olson, M.D., and Harriet Newell Olson. He was the brother of and prior medical practice partner of the late John Robert Olson Jr., M.D. 

He is survived by his sister, Ingrid Olson Blanton of Oxford, Maryland; his loving wife, Nancy Kaye Olson; two sons, William Bryan Olson II (Kristen) of Ithaca, New York; and Peter Matthew Olson (Brooke) of Richmond, Virginia; a daughter, Kaitlin Olson Burcher of Fairfax, Virginia; two granddaughters, Everett Cady Olson of Ithaca; and Scout Magnolia Olson of Richmond; and one grandson, Knox Houston Olson. 

Dr. Olson was a 1965 graduate of Montgomery Bell Academy, Nashville, Tennessee; a 1969 graduate of Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina; and a 1973 graduate of Tulane Medical School, New Orleans, Louisana. He served his medical internship from 1973-1974 at Blodgett Memorial Medical Center in Grand Rapids, where he met and proposed to Nan, his soulmate of more than 44 years. They were married in 1974 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. 

He served his residency in diagnostic radiology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., from 1974-1977 while on active duty in the Army. He served tours of active duty at the Fifth Army Hospital, Stuttgart, Federal Republic of Germany, and at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and was awarded the Army Commendation Medal twice. Dr. Olson attained the rank of major. 

Following his active duty military service, Dr. Olson went into the private practice of diagnostic radiology while living in Muskegon, Michigan; Williamsburg, Virginia; and Franklin, Virginia, until his retirement in June 2012. He and Nan have lived together in Franklin for more than 25 years and raised their family. 

He was a member of Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church, Suffolk, Virginia. 

The private family memorial service will be held at a later date. His cremains will be interred in the family burial plot in Kalamazoo. 

The family would like to express its heartfelt appreciation to the Sentara Heart Hospital, Norfolk, for their dedicated care and support during Dr. Olson’s long illness. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church, 3488 Godwin Blvd., Suffolk, VA 23434; or to the Sentara Heart Hospital, 600 Gresham Drive, Norfolk, VA 23507. 

www.wrightfuneralhome.org.

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Charles Lewis Lavine ’69

Charles Lewis Lavine '69Charles Lewis Lavine was born on March 25, 1947, and passed away on May 2, 2018.

He was married to his wife, Marcia, for 47 years. The couple had one daughter, Nathalie, and son-in-law, Keith Russell.

He was always known as “Granddad” to his 4-year-old grandson, Linus Lavine Russell.

Read more about the recognition and appreciation for Mr. Lavine’s service to the state of Tennessee in this article on Tennessean.com.

Kenneth “Kent” Furman Antley ’69

Kent Antley '69Kenneth “Kent” Furman Antley, age 70, died unexpectedly on Sunday, November 19, 2017, after suffering a massive heart attack.

Kent was a man of rare kindness, patience and intelligence with a selfless dedication to his family, community and profession.

Kent was the only child of Marion Furman Antley and Beatrice Murray Antley, born on March 31, 1947 in Charlotte, NC. He attended Davidson College and UNC at Chapel Hill. He studied at the University of London as a Fulbright scholar, after which he attained his JD from Duke University.

After law school he became one of the first law clerks for the Honorable R. Lanier Anderson, Judge of the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Macon, GA. After his two-year clerkship he taught at Mercer Law School for four years.

In 1985 Kent entered private practice as a corporate attorney in Atlanta at the law firm that became Branch, Pike and Ganz, where he became the 10th attorney and in five years was a made partner.

In 1990 he married the love of his life, Barbara Chandler Evans, whom he met while singing in the Collegium Vocale at Emory University. He became an exemplary stepfather to her two young sons, John and Trey Evans, whom he loved as if they were his own.

In 1991 he and Barbara were blessed with a son, Christopher Marion Antley, making their family complete. Kent was a member of the Board of Directors of the Georgia Justice Project, President of the Business and Technology Alliance, which eventually became the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), and was a founding sponsor of the Atlanta Chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum, which later awarded him the first Lifetime Membership Award. He also helped found and was on the board of Tech High School, a charter school.

He stayed at Holland and Knight (which acquired Branch, Pike and Ganz) until 1998, then moved to Sutherland Asbill and Brennan. There he focused on tech company start-ups and became recognized as an influential and important figure in Atlanta’s technology industry.

In 2004 he accepted an offer from Miller & Martin and remained there happily practicing until the time of his death. His long time legal assistant Elaine Anderson was his right hand and he valued her as a dear friend.

Kent spent his leisure time actively volunteering his talents in the Chancel Choir at Glenn Memorial UMC where he was Chair of the Board of Trustees at the time of his death.

Kent was a committed Christian who always looked out for the underserved and gave tirelessly to his church and his community. He was an avid vegetable gardener who shared his harvest with others, especially his highly coveted pepper jelly. One of the highlights of Kent’s week was running with his close group of neighborhood friends.

He also completed several marathons. He loved traveling (especially hiking in National Parks), studying German at the Goethe Institute, reading and just being with his beloved wife and children. Kent was an Assistant Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 77 where his son Christopher attained rank of Eagle Scout.

To those who had the privilege of knowing him, Kent had a certain stillness and gentle patience about him that put everyone at ease. He saw a basic goodness in everyone and believed that every individual deserved to be loved. Kent was full of compassion, acceptance and patience in a way that was truly a gift to everyone around him.

Kent was preceded in death by his mother and father, Beatrice and Marion Antley.

He is survived by his cherished wife of 27 years Barbara Chandler Antley, their sons Christopher Marion Antley, Trey Evans (Amanda) and John Evans (Olive), cousin Carole Kjellsen (Dick), brother-in-law Randy Chandler (Ruth), nephew Wesley Chandler (Jordan), and niece Anna Chandler.

Kent was recently blessed with two granddaughters, Sarah Frances Evans (Trey & Amanda) born on October 18, 2017, and Alice Chandler Evans (John & Olive) born October on 21, 2017, with whom he was entirely smitten.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the sanctuary of Glenn Memorial UMC, 1660 N Decatur Rd, Atlanta, GA, the Rev. Dr. P. Alice Rogers officiating, on Tuesday November 28 at 2:00 PM with a reception to follow.

Tributes or donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to Glenn Memorial UMC (www.glennumc.org), Georgia Justice Project (www.gjp.org), or Open Hand (www.projectopenhand.org).

Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Nov. 27, 2017