Douglas Hendon Clark, Jr. ’71

Douglas Hendon Clark, Jr. '71Dr. Douglas Hendon Clark, Jr, 69, died suddenly at his Concord N.C. home on December 4, 2018.

He was born January 14, 1949, to Carolyn Jordan Clark and Dr. Douglas Clark Sr. He grew up in Lumberton, N.C. where he distinguished himself as an Eagle Scout, a champion golfer, and an accomplished student and athlete.

He graduated from Davidson College in 1971—he was MVP of the Davidson Golf team– and received his medical degree from the University North Carolina in 1975. He was certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in 1980 and practiced pediatrics in Concord until his retirement.

His love of golf led him on many travels including Bermuda where he won the Bermuda Amateur and to Royal Dornoch, Scotland where he was invited to play in the 1985 British Amateur Championship. He was an avid hunter—member of the North State Game Club—and fisherman, and he relished time around the campfire trading tall tales.

A natural at just about anything, when he took something up, he quickly mastered it, from cooking to tennis, water-skiing to drawing. He had an intense curiosity and had intriguing details at his fingertips from his extensive and varied reading sources. And you better believe he used those stats and facts to win an argument or prove a point.
Doug was a dedicated naturalist. He could identify birds by their songs and their flight patterns. He preferred back roads to highways, and the road maps in his mind were marked by Chinaberry trees and running creeks, marshes and soybean fields.

Charming, he had a rare ability to make everyone feel special and valued by him.

In recent years he and his wife Frieda undertook extensive travels including Scotland, Ireland, Jackson Hole, Bermuda, and Alaska. They also loved their time together with their family at their beloved Ocean Isle home. Doug could be found most days on the dock with a fishing pole in hand.

Doug is survived by his wife, Frieda Miller Lowder Clark of Concord, daughters Carolyn Clark Rasmussen (Alan) of Boone, N.C. and Margaret (Meg) Clark Johnson (Brandon) of Asheville, son Douglas Jordan Clark of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; step-children Jake Lowder (Dana) of Greensboro, N.C., Nicole Layden (Justin) of Clayton, N.C. and siblings Spencer Clark (Sarah) of Rockville, Md., Jordan Clark (Patti) of Atlanta, and Mary Jo Clark (William Brown) of Montreat, N.C.; grandchildren Everleigh Clark Rasmussen, Carlisle Grayson Johnson, Lyles Layden, Carson and Miller Lowder.

A visitation will be held at Hartsell Funeral Home, 460 Branchview Dr. NE, Concord, NC on Thursday, December 6 from 6-8 pm.

Family graveside service on Friday, December 7 at Clarkton Cemetery, Clarkton, Bladen County, NC at 1 pm.

Memorials may be sent to Levine Children’s Hospital Children’s Cancer Fund, 1000 Blythe Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28203 or First Presbyterian Church Disaster Relief, P.O. Box 1061, Lumberton, NC 28359.

Nick G. Dumich ’71

Nick Dumich '71Nicholas (Nick) G. Dumich, 69, of Roswell, GA passed away on November 23, 2018.

Son of the late John and Mary Dumich, Nick was born in Pittsburgh, Penn. Nick was a graduate of Montour High School class of 1967 and later attended Davidson College earning a football scholarship and was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.

Nick then attended Samford University Law School earning his doctorate of law. Nick was a practicing attorney for over 30 years in the Atlanta area.

Nick is survived by his sister Donna Dumich and wife Dianne Day Dumich; daughters Amanda Dumich, Allison and husband Kevin Schimmelmann, Ashley Dumich; son Allen Dumich, and 3 grandchildren Logan, Patrick, and Hudson Schimmelmann.

Nick was probably the biggest Pittsburgh everything fan you’ve ever met, especially the ‘Stillers’.

He was a great artist and he was an avid photographer. The beach on 30A had a special place for him and his family.

Nick had a special way of making all four of his children feel like they were the favorite. He truly brightened up any room and his friends and family will miss him dearly.

Memorial services will be conducted on Friday, November, 30th at 11:30 am at H.M. Patterson & Son Arlington Chapel 173 Allen Rd, Sandy Springs, GA 30328 with a reception to follow. Prior to the service, the family will hold a private committal at Arlington Memorial

George Thomas Ealy ’71

Dr. George Thomas Ealy MD PHD was a distinguished medical writer and professor. He earned his degree from Davidson College in 1971.

His love of medical science led him to UNCC where he earned a masters in biology in 1976. He then earned a PHD in microbiology and immunology and a MD degree at the University of Louisville. In the 1990s George focused on medical writing.

In Spring of 1994, George published an article in 19th Century Music (by the Regents of University of California) titled “Of Ear Trumpets and Resonance Plate”. The article presented proof that Beethoven could hear with ear trumpets. George spent years researching the old medical archives on Beethoven. This article has been referenced in universities world wide and is required reading in courses at Princeton University.

For the last decade, George has been a distinguished microbiology professor at Keiser University in Jacksonville, Florida. He was commissioned and completed a microbiology text book for nursing students for the Pearson Textbook Company. Then followed with a renowned text book on the treatment and care of Ebola patients.

He lost his battle with cancer on June 25, 2017. George was the son of Thomas C. and Garnice Knight Ealy of Charlotte (now deceased).

George is survived by his wife Roxanne of Jacksonville, FL, his brother W. Carl Ealy of Charlotte, his cousins Barbara Whitley of Madison, GA and Joanne Denny of Milton, FL.

All memorials should be sent to: Keiser University, The George T. Ealy MD PHD scholarship fund, c/o Campus President, Keiser University, 6430 Southpoint Parkway, Jacksonville, FL 32216.

Published in Charlotte Observer from June 28 to June 30, 2017

George Thomas Ealy '71

George Ealy and Dr. Samuel Spencer at graduation 1971.

Richard Reaves Louthan ’71

Richard Reaves Louthan '71Richard Reaves Louthan, 67, of Jupiter, Fla., passed away on Sunday, March 26, after a courageous battle against Benson’s syndrome.

Reaves was the son of Marilyn Reaves Louthan and the late Frank Garrett Louthan Jr. He was born in Richmond, Va. on August 8, 1949.

Reaves graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School, received a Bachelor’s degree from Davidson College and a Master of Business Administration from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration.

Reaves married Noreen Frances O’Malley in New York prior to their returning to Richmond.

Prior to retiring in 2013, Reaves worked for Woodfin Oil for over 20 years. His personal and professional relationships with John, Jack and the many Woodfin associates were endearing to him.

Like his father and grandfather, Reaves was an active member and President of the Kiwanis Club of Richmond, supporting numerous community projects and living the Kiwanis ideals.

He was active with Darden Alumni in the Richmond area and was a long-time manager for the First Presbyterian softball team.

Reaves is survived by his wife, Noreen; his children, son, Garrett Louthan (wife, Jennifer Louthan) and daughter, Molly Louthan; and grandchildren, Zoey and Ezra. He is also survived by his mother, Marilyn Reaves Louthan; and siblings, Frank Louthan, Lynn Slabaugh, Chip Louthan and Robert Louthan. Reaves loved golf and sports, and dancing, most of all.

There will be a memorial service at First Presbyterian Church on Saturday, April 8, at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Southeast Florida, 3323 W. Commercial Boulevard, Suite 260, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 33309.

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